Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

Hi all!
Just popped on to say that I have really enjoyed my time with you here in Blogland.
I only joined in the middle of May, and have met so many lovely, friendly people out there. I just wish I could meet up with you all in person, but we all know that's impossible, what with us all being globally spread out!! LOL
I just wanted to wish each and every one of you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
Happy 2010 all!

Hugs,
Teri xx

Bark at the Moon. . .

Hi there folks!

Phew, didn't think I'd get to post today, but here I am at last. Been busy with DT stuff, which took up most of my time, then I was finishing up a doodle or two, well, sketches really rather than doodles.

The first one I am showcasing here, and I am entering this card into a few challenges too. The layout for this card today, is using the sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar, which runs until 6th January. I won't tell you how many ideas I have scrapped for this layout, nothing I did seemed to look right until this one came together.


I followed this weeks theme at Haunted Design House which is 'Moonglow', and the colour scheme is from The Little Paper Shop, and is 'Navy, Light Blue and Silver'.



Now, you may remember a few posts ago I made a Wolf card for a customer of mine. Well, I loved the picture I used so much, that I decided to sketch the majority of it myself, sort of copying I suppose, but I didn't use colour, or any of the original background. Instead of the Northern Lights being in the background, I put little snowflake dots, or they could be stars, as I also sketched a moon (not seen here as I cropped it a bit). I also added some breath from the Wolf's mouth as if it were frosty.


As the image is a greyscale one, it enabled me to match the colour in my page make-up programme (QuarkExpress) to the blues of the card. The backing papers are treated the same way, as the originals were other colours. These are from Tinker & Co. I have rubbed some silver metallic rub-on around the edges of the darker blue cardstock - from the stash - as is the ribbon and star brads.

Right, now I need to go rummage about for some Candy stuff. I am hoping to have that ready by tomorrow - so keep your eyes peeled for that!!

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

More Snow. . .

Hiya folks!

Hope I find you all well and happy?

We had another flurry of snow last night - didn't last long though, so we are still not snowed in thankfully!!

Talking of snow, I have a card for you today with more snow on it! This is for my DT offering at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - here is the sketch:



Our sponsor this week is Ashley at Squigglefly. We got to play with one of her images to make our card with.



My papers are all from Tinker & Co. I decided to make it a soft pastel shaded card rather than use bright colours. The snowman is only layered once today. Getting lazy aren't I??

We have had a couple of our DT sisters leave us this week, and so we are on the lookout for some new girls to join us! If you fancy a shot at being on a DT, then head over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday for more details of how to apply, AND take a look at the rest of my DT sisters creations! Fab work ladies!!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A Poorly Moo. . .

Hiya folks.

Hope I find you all safe and well today?

Woke up this morning with a fresh covering of snowy stuff - not much, but it looks better than the frozen slush that was there!! Bloomin' birds are eating me out of house and home - already got through SIX slices of bread this morning, and it isn't 11 o'clock yet! I wonder if my Tesco food delivery is going to get here today . . . ?

My card for today has been made for my very own poorly little moo, Hazel. Poor thing keeps getting coughs and colds one after the other, and she needs a tooth extracted, but the dentist is on holiday until 4th January! Bummer. . . So this is for her.



I drew the Poorly Moo image for a customer originally, but it is just right for this card. The layout is from the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. Poorly Moo is available for purchase in my blog shop Delicious Doodles.



All the papers are from Funky Hand, the Salt + Pepper set. I made the colour images into greyscale in Photoshop, then I could make them any colour I wanted in my Page Makeup programme. I chose a pale green to go with the 'off-colour' sentiment. Then I made the flowers with my punches and some paper from another Funky Hand set 'Hearts and Flowers'. The ribbon is from the stash, as are the little flower brads in the background. I cut the front of the card in a circle shape to fit the sketch.

Let's hope she gets better soon - I hate to see her all mopey and miserable. . .

Monday, 28 December 2009

BLOG CANDY ALERT

That got your attention didn't it?

Yep, I'm going to have a Blog Candy pretty soon, as I have almost reached 100 followers

(Thanks all)

and have gone over the 11,000 viewers mark

(Woah!)

plus it's New Year in a couple of days.

(Yeay!)

Not sure what I'm gonna put in it yet - will have a rummage to see what goodies I can find, so keep your eyes peeled!

I'll be back with deets and piccy in a day or two peeps!!

New Doodle Time

Hi again folks!

Time for a few more new doodles, available for purchase now at Delicious Doodles.

Heart:


LoveUBug:


Thank You Bear:

Enjoy folks!!

New Year Westie

Hi folks!

Hope you have all had a great Christmas Weekend! Back to normal now for most of us - boooo!

My card for today was made for a couple of challenges. First at ICS was the sketch:


Then at Penny's Challenge the theme is for a Mono-New Year. Don't forget, if you use one of Penny's images you get TWO entries!!

I decided to use one of my older images for this one, 'Willie the Westie Seated'. He is available for purchase at my blog shop, Delicious Doodles. For the monotone I chose not to use black and white, but green instead, as it goes better with the Westie. Willie has been coloured with watercolour pencils before cutting out and layering with foam pads.


I used a plaid pattern for the background in a tint, and used the same plaid for the horizontal strip, but in full colour. The half circle paper is from a Damask set bought from MyGrafico. I used the same plaid paper for the flowers, which are made using punches and a tiny gem for the centre. The ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated.

Hope you all like it enough to leave a comment here. I appreciate every one of them and really do love reading your thoughts. Thank you to all who have left me some love over the past seven months. Can't believe it took me so long to start blogging - I'm glad I did, or I wouldn't have met such a bunch of lovely people!!

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Thank You!

Hi folks.

Hope your christmas weekend is going well. Nice to see you here in my little corner.

It's the time of year when we all say a 'Thank You' for the gifts we have recieved over christmas. That is our new theme at Winter Wonderland this week - 'Thank You'.

I would like to say a BIG 'Thank You' to everyone who reads my waffling here in blogland. You have all been so supportive, leaving lovely comments on my little creations, all the encouragement and love you give leaves me feeling all warm. I am so grateful to each and every one of you for spending some time here with me. (OMG - pass the sick bucket! - LOL) Sorry, I ain't too hot on sentiment - just ask the kids!

So without any further ickiness, here is my card for the theme:



I made the whole image into a card, with a shaped fold behind it. I printed out the image a few times and coloured with watercolour pencils before layering it with foam pads. Then I laid it on another small piece of card and traced round the bottom half of it. I cut that out leaving a tab at the top, which I stuck to the back of Teddy's head to make the fold so it can stand up.

The image is the same as the Valentine Bear, but I removed the bow bit and put 'Thank You!' in the heart instead. I will load this image onto my blog shop , Delicious Doodles, a bit later on if you like.

While I am here, I am going to enter this into a couple of challenges which also have the theme of 'Thank You'. These are at Papertake Weekly, and also at C.R.A.F.T.

So, for some more fabby inspiration, head over to Winter Wonderland and see what my DT sisters have come up with for their Thank You cards.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Teddy Loves You

Hi all.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and didn't over-indulge too much . . .? Yeah, right. Like we don't eh? Still, hope you are all recovered today. Our Christmas was a quiet one, just us and the kids. My Mum was supposed to come up for the week, but her flight was cancelled because of the weather. We will have to wait until Spring now before we see her again.

Right, onto the card for today. This is for the Midnight Madness Challenge. They have some really interesting sketches there, that make you think outside the box sometimes! You really need to check them out if you haven't already!


I have used a new one of my images for this card, Valentine Teddy. He is available for purchase at my blog shop, Delicious Doodles.

I have layered him up after colouring with watercolour pencils. He is placed on squares that I cut out using a Nestabilities square die. I threaded the ribbon between the layers, and separated them with foam pads too. I dotted some gold dimension paint round the squares too, just for a bit of bling. The background is a rose one that has been printed as a very pale tint. Can't remember where that came from, I've had it for ages.

I didn't want to overload this one with any more bows or anything like that. Keep it simple - that's my motto!!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Friday Sketchers Blog Hop

Hi all.
I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas!! Ours is fab so far, kids haven't killed each other yet. . . food is all eaten, bubbly all gone (plenty of christmas spirit left though!)
Just come across a Blog Hop over at Friday Sketchers if anyone is interested, and there are prizes up for grabs too!
Have a fun filled day folks!!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Spring Birthday Card

Hi again folks!

My second card today, so scroll down to see the first.

This card was made using the Friday Sketchers layout, which I thought was a really lovely one this time - well done ladies!



I used some gorgeous images from one of the new Joanna Sheen CD sets, RHS Botanicals. I chose to use a Crocus image and background, and played with it to get a tinted backing too. This I used for the printed cardstock, with a darker bit for the cross effect at the back. Then I printed out the piece with Happy Birthday on as a purple tint, and the main image as it came.



No fancy layering here though, would have been far too fiddly! So instead I raised the text panel and the main image with doubled up foam pads for extra depth. Gems, flowers and brad from the stash.

I think my New Years resolution will be to use up some of the hefty stash in my Dining Room. Don't know about you guys, but I'm such a hoarder, especially of yummy papers that I never use!! Me bad!

I am putting this card into a couple of other challenges too. At Charisma Cardz the theme is 'NO Christmas', and at Crafty Creations - 'Anything Goes'!!


Righty then. Time for some dreaded H word - ugh! But then, Santa doesn't come to a messy house does he . . . ?

Another Snowy Offering

Hi folks!

Our snow is melting!! Boooooo! I was hoping for a bit more last night after our forecast said heavy snow showers! Where then? It missed us here where you said it would happen. What a lot of fibbers! We had a couple of light flurries, a freeze, some huge claps of thunder in the early hours, followed by rain. VERY disappointing!

I will have to content myself to the snow in my card today, which is my DT offering for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Our sponsor this week is Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs, and we on the DT got to play with her Snowball images - cute!

Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:



Very simple really, some layered card and sentiment printed off the compy, along with the image. This I coloured with the watercolour pencils as ever. Only the two layers today, as this is quite a small image. A bit of ribbon from the stash, and a bit of paper punched with my one and only Martha Stewart punch. MUST get some more of these - shame about the price of them!!


Just remains for me and the team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday to say we hope you have a Very Merry Christmas! Stay safe and warm folks!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Clock Image


OK Jeannie!

I've loaded the Clock image that I used on the New Years card a few posts ago onto my Delicious Doodles shop.


Don't forget my FREEBIE New Years text images!!

Ok, OK, So I've Loaded it!!

Hi again folks!

Had a few requests to load this Polar Bear image featured in the previous post for Tuesday Taggers, and I have now done so! You can now purchase it HERE at Delicious Doodles.


Enjoy!!

Let It Snow . . .

Hi all.

Hope I find you all safe and well on this cold and frozen morning! Well, my Mum's flight was cancelled today, so we won't be seeing her this Christmas - the kids will be gutted!! Especially my six year old Hazel. She crossed everything this morning too!

Ah well, can't be helped. On to my card for today, which is my DT offering for Tuesday Taggers. Our theme for this week is very apt: 'Let It Snow'!! We chose it weeks ago, how were we to know that it would!! Nice mind, I prefer it to the rain. Much more fresh and bright, except when it turns slushy. No chance of that today, not expected to reach above freezing today - Brrrrrrrrr!

Anyway I digress - this card was the result of rather a lot of pondering over what to do for the theme that I haven't done already. You might recognise the layout, as I have used it a couple of times before, and I have used these papers on the Wolf card a few posts back. But I like them, and they suit the sketch I came up with for it.


I found a lovely pic on the internet, so I borrowed it, and sketched it myself, as I didn't want a photographed look. I wanted everything to be fresh and clean looking, with no other colours interfering. I scanned my sketch into the compy and printed it in a matching colour to the papers. Ribbon is from the stash. The sentiment is computer generated and printed with the paper at the same time. Here is a closeup - I added some glittery bits to the Bears for some bling.


This is our last theme for this year - but don't worry - we will be back!! So hop on over to Tuesday Taggers for some more excellent DT inspiration!


*** NEWS ***


From 27th December for a week there is going to be a Blog Hop at the Stampman, which we are participating in too, with awards and prizes:




So come along and join us - it should be fun!!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Valentine's Day Doodles

Hiya folks!

I'm late with my post for today, sorry about that, but I have been busy trying to finish that blasted painting I started weeks ago. At last I have the white coat finished. That'll do for now until after Christmas.

Sorry, no card today, but I do have a few more New Doodles to show you. These are now available at my blog shop Delicious Doodles, and have a Valentine's Day theme. Sorry, not even Chrismas yet either! LOL. Have to be prepared though!!

So here we go:

A Heart with bow:


Hearts with Roses:


And Bobby Bear with Valentine's Day offering:

Sunday, 20 December 2009

A Freebie For You!!

Hi all!!

Just thought I'd whip up a Freebie for you all to snag if you wanted.


Feel free to do what you will with it - Enjoy!!

Hope you all have a great Christmas, and indeed, a Happy New Year!

Be careful folks!!

Hugs,

Teri xx

It's Magherita Time!

Hiya folks!

Hope you are having a great weekend. Got all the shopping done yet?? I'm all done sent and wrapped now. Just the last minute fresh food to get and that's me! Hubby got all the booze in the week, so we are sorted there too - yeay!!

Another tiny flurry of snow overnight, but it froze quite hard too, very dodgy for those out revelling last night, like my hubby with his works doo. Don't fret though, he was home by 1 am (ish). My little one was in my bed last night, so he had to crash on the sofa (what a shame!) At least I didn't get to hear all the drunken snoring and smell the booze and fags on him (yes, he smokes - to my disappointment - tried getting him to give up for years now!)


Right on to my card which is my DT offering for Winter Wonderland this week. Our theme (for a change) is not a Christmas one! We are celebrating the coming of the New Year, 2010, this week. I came up with this image of a Magherita Cocktail Glass, with an Umbrella especially for this theme. If you want it, you can get it at my blog shop, Delicious Doodles.

I coloured it with my watercolour pencils, and did a bit of layering with foam pads. The image of the clock was one I found on the 'net. I just tweaked it in photoshop to get what I wanted before layering it onto some silver mirri card. I used a dotty paper from Funky Hand for my backing, and printed it out a patterned piece from Little Scrap Garden with my sentiment already on it. Nice and simple, just how I like things!!

So, head on over to Winter Wonderland for some extra fab DT inspiration from my DT sisters. MayI just nip in here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year from me and The Team at Winter Wonderland!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Milly's Cake

Hiya, me again!

This is my second post today, scroll down for the first one.

Well I am VERY jealous of the snow I have been seeing on other blogs. Ours is so feeble, take a look at my garden:


Yeah - pathetic ain't it!??! Been trying to keep the birdies fed with peanuts, bread and fat balls - they won't starve in my garden! (That's a Chaffinch grabbing a very large peanut in the foreground there!)


Anyway, my second card today is made with another Tinker & Co kit, named Milly's Cake. This will hopefully fit into the challenge at the Little Paper Shop, as they want baking/cakes this time. I have used a sketch from Papertake Weekly for the layout (see above), just seemed to work out so well with this kit too. I love the cerise and black combo, along with many other combo's too.


The papers are printed straight onto white cardstock, as were the frame/text and image. Then I cut out and layered the pieces with foam pads for 3d effect. Last job was to add a wee black scalloped bit (using my Martha Stewart punch), and placing some sassy cerise ribbon on top with a bow made of the same stuff. How easy is that??!!

Ooooh, just spotted some more of the white stuff falling. Come on then, let's have more of it!!! Please?

Winter Wolf

Hiya folks.

At last!! We have snow falling!! Hoorah!! It's a bit late to what was forecast, but it's here at last! NOW it feels like Christmas is coming.

Had to laugh this morning, when I heard the story about the channel tunnel trains breaking down in the tunnel because of the 'extreme' cold. . . Not so funny for the poor folk stuck on them though. I hope they are OK.

On to my card for the day. I received a Christmas card from Canada via my hubby's Uncle a couple of weeks ago, with the most gorgeous image of a Wolf howling, and I just had to scan that one into the compy for keeps. I thought to myself - I'll use that for something one day. And I did!



My local Post Mistress has German Shepherds and her hubby collects pics and ornaments of these dogs, along with Wolves too. She couldn't find a card she liked, so at the last minute when I was posting something she asked me to make her a Christmas card from her to her hubby, with a pic of German Shepherds or Wolves on and this image sprang to mind. So I got to work printing it out from the scan I made, and I raised part of it for a bit of depth.

The papers are from a kit by Tinker & Co named 'Merry Fishmas'. (It has a lovely Penguin in the kit) I made the snowflake with the same papers, and put a padded silver snowflake on the top, with some silver stickles dots here and there to finish it off.

I think I can get this into a few challenges while I'm here:
Polka Doodles want 'Anything' for their last challenge of this year, and is open until 30th December.
C.R.A.F.T. also want 'Anything' this week, and is open until 23rd December.
DU2DS want a 'last minute Christmas project' for their last challenge, and they return on 15th January

Friday, 18 December 2009

Vintage Black & White

Hiya folks!

Welcome to a my bit of cyberspace, and a small flurry of snow here in North East Scotland. Not enough to sniff at really, but of course they have it soooooo bad down in England! What, an inch or two at the most, a couple of drifts less than a foot deep, and the whole network closes down!! It really is laughable - GET OVER IT GUYS! How do you think the rest of the world copes with feet and feet of snow, yet an inch or two here and the whole country stops!!?? Honestly!

Right, that's my bit said, LOL.

Now to my card for the day. No Christmas here today (hoorah!) Roll on next Saturday, it'll all be over for another year. I'm all Christmassed out!!


I followed the sketch at Midnight Madness for this card, which had me thinking for a while. I have combined it with a couple of other challenges too. The colour scheme, or lack of it, is for the challenge at Whimsy Stamps, as they wanted 'Black and White' this week. And for the Digital Tuesday challenge, they want 'Birthdays'.

I decided with the black and white theme to make this a Vintage style card. I found a gorgeous Vintage Lady image on the net, can't remember where from, so if anyone knows, then please put me right!! I daubed some black ink in the background but very faint so as you could only just see it. Just made her a bit more prominent really.


For the backing card, I stuck some of my leftover wallpaper onto a blank. I am using this in my hallway. It is a textured paper with a lovely spongey feel. I daubed a bit of black ink over this too for a bit of light and shade, just to pick up on the texture really.

The black patterned corners are a damask pattern from Raspberry Road Designs, which I teamed up with a lovely border from MyGrafico and a strip of black organza ribbon. The text wasn't on the sketch, but I felt it needed a sentiment, so I raised this little panel to make it stand out a bit.

Last job was to figure out what to use in the circle shapes on the sketch. This had me rummaging through my brads stash, as I wanted something silvery and shiny, but alas - there wasn't any suitable shiny's for me to use - eeekk! I legged it round to my little sewing shop to try and find some shiny buttons - but oh no!! They were shut!! Not my day huh?? So I went next door and bought some Vino to drown my sorrows, and ta-da! The brain kicked in for a change, and I decided to make some flowers instead. So when I got home, I punched out some flowers with white, black and silver mirri, and popped a wee pearl in the middle, and I must say I am well pleased now. Just the right amount of bling without overdoing it.

Right, off to do a snow dance now then. I want more!!! Give me snow!!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hiya folks!

Welcome to yet another wet and dreary day here in North East Scotland. Glad I only have to go out to fetch the little one from school - plenty of crafting time for me then - yeay!



My card today isn't actually a card as such. It is an exploding envelope type of thing, and is made to fit the challenge at Polka Doodles this week, which is 'envelopes'.

I have also made it in mind for a few other challenges too, but more on that in a mo.



I wanted to make something to celebrate my finding such a lot of sweet and kind buddies since I found blogland in May this year, so this is for you guys out there!

I made the envelope by drawing a square on the back of a piece of printed card, then I got my compass out and drew semi-circles on the four edges and cute it all out. I suppose you could call it a petal envelope, as it resembles a flower shape when cut out.



Anyway, I stuck some lovely pearlescent brown paper on it, and cut round that, so I had a two-sided shape. Then I scored the edges of the square and folded them inwards to make the envelope.

Inside I have stuck some pearlescent blue paper which I trimmed with decorative scissors. On top of that I printed out my greeting to you all, along with my digi-image of Rudolf (available at Delicious Doodles).

Before sticking this to the blue paper, I coloured the Rudolf with my watercolour pencils. The card is liable to buckle a bit with the water, so I left it to dry overnight so it was straighter this morning.

In the meantime I made loads of punched flowers and leaves to stick on the petals of the envelope, from left over printed card, and more of the brown paper, plus a contrasting brown for the leaves. Here is a close-up of the greeting:



This is for all my new buddies in blogland. Hope you have a lovely Christmas everyone, and thank you all for the wonderful and encouraging comments you have left for me. I cherish each and every one of you. . .!!

So, back to the card thingy. This morning I stuck everything in place, and got my chocolate brown organza ribbon out of my stash to tie it all up with. Love these colours, which by the way are for the challenge at Stampin' For The Weekend. Phew - just in time for this one!!

This also fits into a couple of other challenges too (I hope). At Rosie Dee they want to see 'Rudolf', and at Simon Says Stamp they want us to say 'Merry Christmas'. I think I covered that one - LOL

So there you have it, Merry Christmas one and all!!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Cuddly Snowman

Hi again folks!

Second post today, so scroll down for the first one!

My second card today is for two challenges. First up is the layout and I followed the cute sketch at Pixie Cottage for it.


The second challenge is at The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge, and they have a theme of 'Snow', plus there is a chance of a Guest DT spot available. OOooohhh - I'm up for that!!


I used papers from Tinker & Co, and placed them on a white blank that is inked round the edges. I made the strip across the middle with a border from the same set, and laid it on top of a piece of white that I used my Martha Stewart doily punch on. I inked the edge of that too, so it could be seen against the white of the cardstock.

The image is from Cuddly Buddly, and is printed a couple of times, then coloured with my watercolour pencils before cutting out and layering with foam pads. Last job was to add the silver stickles and snowflake brads (from the stash).

Really quick and simple, once I had decided which papers to use that is. I think that took longer than making the card did!!

Sweet Sketch #28

Hi all.

Welcome to my little blog spot, hope your day is a good one. All is well here, apart from it being dark and damp again. The little one is back at school after her tummy bug, but now I have my eldest at home with a 'sore tummy and headache'.

Darn schools are such fleapits spreading germs all over. Wish they were allowed to use bleach to clean in the loos, but 'Health and Safety' have stopped that as it is a nasty chemical!!??? Years ago when I worked with bleach and sterilising fluids in the pub, we took a safety course to cover how to use these safely, whatever happened to that?? Cost too much I suppose.

That's enough of my moaning for today. On to the card, which today is my DT creation for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We are on Sketch 28, and are being sponsored this time by Sally-Ann at Digi Stamp Boutique.



I chose one of the new creations, a lovely Teddy named Coco. Well, I bought the set actually, so I could use the other images for other projects I have in mind. I coloured with my watercolour pencils, and layered it a bit too.



My papers are from Tinker & Co., Vintage Milly set. The frame for the sentiment was from Raspberry Road Designs, but I fiddles with it in photoshop to get the right size for what I wanted. The flowers are punched from spare bits of card, with some ink on the petals.

I hope you will join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week - you could win a $15 voucher to spend at Digi Stamp Boutique!!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Jude's Humungous Candy


WOW - what a lot of Candy to give away!!

Jude at Crafts International is having some Birthday Candy, and what a lot of it!!

Draw takes place on 7th January, so head over and get your name in!!

Rock On Dudes. . . !

Me again folks!

Post no. 2 for today, so scroll down for no. 1.

This one is a complete break from the norm. I have been following the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential blog and their challenges for a couple of weeks, but have't entered anything yet. After seeing their challenge this time I just had to have a go. I don't get much chance at expressing my musical taste, and you probably wouldn't guess from my blog, but I'm a bit of a Rock Chic at heart.

The challenge is to 'express the music in your soul'. I do like other types of music, a bit of Vivaldi, some '80's stuff, but mostly good old fashioned Guitar Riffs are my bag. To name a few: Guns 'n' Roses, Whitesnake, Metallica, ACDC, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Ozbourne. Sorry, not much modern stuff. . . LOL


I made this card to reflect this, by using a fab image I found on the 'net, and it is in my fav colour purple. Of course, being a bit 'Goth' I had to use black with the purple, and to keep it a bit girly I used some lovely lace. Also glams it up a bit, as I grew up in the Glam Rock era, with Slade, The Sweet, Gary Glitter, etc., etc. Showing my age now. . . !!

Now, Rock ain't Rock without a bit of studwork, but I haven't got any of those any more (all went a bit rusty years ago!) so I emulated that with some silver brads, and used some silver mirri for the words cut using my sidekick and a sizzix alphabet.

Ahhhh - memories. . . . I shall have to go put the stereo on. Now what shall I listen to first. . . ?

Jolly Old St. Nick

Hi all.

Hope your day is a bright and cheerful one. We are all grey and damp again after a few days of lovely weather. Booooooo!!

Still, my visits to blogland cheer me up no end!

I have a small offering this morning in the shape of a wee Topper. This was made for the new Tuesday Taggers theme of 'Jolly Old St. Nick'. We want to see all your St. Nicholas projects, whatever they are!


I used my Artylicious cd to print out some papers onto card, and layered the gold coloured one on some gold mirri, which I cut with some decorative scissors. I stuck a bit of metallic gold ribbon under neath it for a bit of bling. I added the sentiment, layered onto gold mirri again, and raised this with a foam pad. Then I put three wee jingle bells onto some jump rings and threded one through a tartan ribbon bow, and yes, they really do jingle!

Santa is one of my own images, available at Delicious Doodles. I coloured him with my watercolour pencils and layered with foam pads for depth, then finished with some glistening snow paint on the white bits. So simple!

Hope you all get to join in with this one, let's see all those Santas one more time! Pop across to Tuesday Taggers for some more fabby inspiration from my DT sisters there.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Pink and Green Christmas

Hiya folks!

At last I get to the compy! Since I posted my Doodles this morning I haven't been able to get to it because of the little one hogging it all day!!

Anyway, I'm here now, with a card for five challenges. Don't know about you, but my Chrismas mojo is waining - roll on Spring!!

I started this card with a sketch from the Friday Sketchers, and used the colour schame at La-La-Land which is Pink and Green. Non-traditional colours I know, but they seem to work with the little extras added. I used papers from digital kits by Funky Hand and Tinker & Co.



A few challenges have Christmas as their themes this week - no surprise there then! This Christmas card is for Just Magnolia, Pink Elephant and Sophisticat, who all want anything Christmassy.



I didn't layer this image, as it is so sweet, and I was so happy with the colours on this layer that I didn't want to spoil it by messing up the colours on later layers. I coloured her with my watercolour pencils. I also used these on the Poinsettia flowers. These are a duplicated image from my blog shop, Delicious Doodles. I printed them out several times and coloured in seperate layers before cutting, folding and sticking in place.

Last thing I did was totally destroy a Christmas decoration (bought for the purpose - don't worry!) so I could use the lovely huge bead and have it hanging from a ribbon bow. This is made from two Organza ribbons tied together. Just adds that little something don't you think?

Thinking about it I could also enter this into Cute Card Thursday, as they want to see 'Beads', and I think this big one counts as a bead. . . Well, I can but try!

Hope you all have a good day, off to cook some food for the family now. . .

New Doodle Time

Hi folks!

Time for a few more new doodles, a variety this time, no Christmas at all!!
Available now at Delicious Doodles

First up, a Poorly Moo Cow all tucked up in bed:



Next up, just in time for the Party season, a Magherita Cocktail Glass and Umbrella:


Last, but not least, a lovely Green Man dressed in Spring flowers, waiting for those longer days and shorter nights: