Thursday, 29 December 2011

Coming Soon at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

Hope you all had a smashing Christmas with family and friends, and got loads of gorgeous crafting goodies??

Managed to spoil the kiddos again, with Wii games and DS games. The son also got a new telly to plug into his old laptop as the screen had died on his! Got me a new handbag some chocs and a bottle of bailies - yum!

So, with the kiddies occupied with their new games, I have had some doodling time - Yeay!!
These new images will be released in the New Year, on the first. Nothing better to do that day, so I might as well load them into the Delicious Doodles Shop then, LOL.

First up is Katarina:

A lovely girl in a cozy cloak with a rather gorgeous Snow Leopard. Can't believe how endangered these beautiful creatures are. Damned hunters!!!

Next up is Lycaonia:

Yes, a strange name. I wanted something a bit wolfish but girly - thanks for the source link Ruthie!!

These images would work wonderfully on winter themed projects - keep your eyes peeled for the Delicious Doodles challenge in a few weeks time, they may come in handy for that! LOL

I am still doodling new images just now, so I may have some more to add to these, who knows?

If I don't blog before then folks, have a great New Year! I hope it is a better one than the last. That was a rough ride and I hope things improve the world over!!

Take care everyone!
Hugs,
Teri xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

A Couple More Xmas Cards

Hiya folks!

How are you all keeping, nice and warm I hope?? It is minus 5.5 here in bonny Scotland just now at 8.40am, bbbbrrrrr!! (That's 24 degrees for those in Fahrenheit) Oh, and guess what the headlines are in England today. . . yep, its a BIG FREEZE!! Oh dear guys, get used to it, we DO have winter every year after all!!! LOL

Joking aside, I do hope you all manage to stay safe and warm wherever you are. xxx

I though I would pop in here just to show a couple of cards I made for Christmas. Are you guys all organised yet? I am, for a change!! Everything done and dusted, just the booze and essentials to get next week and that's me! YEAY!! Anyroadup, back to the cards.

My first one features some cute penguins from the Delicious Doodles Shop.
These are named 'Penguin Family'. Original huh? Couldn't think what else to call it, LOL


 The papers are my own design, printed in a very pale blue. The frame is a die cut which I smudged blue ink on the edges, and added some clear gems to. Corner pieces are a cuttlebug die. I also added some white gems too, and a white organza ribbon across the middle, although the frame die has hidden most of it! The sentiment is computer generated and printed directly onto the dp. Here is a closeup of the image:


 My next card features another of my winter images from the shop, 'A Crofter's Winter'. This one I printed out in a burgundy colour to match the colour theme going on here.


 The papers are from a Raspberry Road kit named 'Yuletide'. Plenty of gems added again, cuttlebug die cuts for the corner pieces. Layered up with gold mirri, and wrapped in gift wrap ribbon, with one of those gift wrap bows stuck on too. Will have to redo that bit to get it in the post though!! LOL. A close-up view for you:


Well, my house used to look like this a couple of hundred years ago, except it isn't in this kind of locality. We are in a village, so I have neighbours, sort of. Wish it was in this glen though, lovely and peaceful, aahhhh!!

Righty then, need to get on and sand down the rough patches in the son's bedroom. Almost ready to paint. Our plasterer guy came to prep the windows upstairs yesterday, but he needs to finish it off today, so it won't get painted until the weekend. Sheesh, I knew it would be pushing it to be done before Xmas!! HELP!! LOL. Catch ya later folks!!
xxxx

Some challenges -

4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas Cards
Colour Create - Blue, silver, white (first card)
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
DYSU - Winter
Digital Tuesday - Winter wonderland


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Selling Some Stuff

Hiya folks.

In case anyone is interested and actually has any spare dosh at the mo (unlike me!) I'd just like to share with you that I have just added a page above, with some Bows and Bits that I am trying to sell.

I have no further need for any of the things I shall be putting in the page. I bought them ages ago when I was selling cards that I made on ebay, but I haven't done that for over a year now, and thought it was about time I tried to find some extra space!! LOL

At the mo it's just the bows and a few embellies from just one box that has been sorted and photographed, but I will be adding to it as I sort through the other boxes.

Hope some of it is of interest to someone, otherwise it will end up in the bin, and that would be such a waste!!! LOL

Thanks folks!
Teri xx

Friday, 9 December 2011

X-travagant Xmas

Hiya folks!

Here I am today trying to feel chirpy, and failing miserably. The kids saw fit to share their lurgy with me and the hubster, so I am here posting this with my hankie at the ready!! Lol (cough, splutter! argh!)

It's time again for a new theme at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and this time I set the challenge (sorry Ruthie and Lyn!). I'm not usually one to over-embellish a card, so I set the theme, 'X-travagant Xmas' to give myself a goal to aim for. I hope I succeeded. Here is the front:


I have used one of my newest images for this creation, 'Holly Fairy', sister to 'Ivy Fairy' that was released a couple of weeks ago. I printed her out several times in a deep green colour and fussy cut out for the layering up. Here is the bottom of the card, which I made into an easel card:


The sentiment is just a printed one off the compy. The wee snowflakes are the bits that are cut out of the corner when I used the corner punch on the front. I added some gold stickles as little dots, and round the bottom dp layer, and also popped some gold brads in the corners. Here is the card in it's entirety:


My papers are from Raspberry Road 'Holiday Elegance' collection. The flower is made using a marianne die, and the tiny flower from Tim Holtz's Tattered Flowers die, along with some gold rub-on and gold stickles, with some mini gold beads for the centre. The holly leaves are a paper punch. The swirly corner in gold is an old sizzix die. The big bow is hand-tied using ribbon from the stash, and the dangly thingy is hand-made using bits cobbled together from old ear-rings and bracelets bought in sales.


Above is a close-up of the image, to which I added some red stickles on the holly berries. Underneath the image is a thin strip of red pearlescent card with a holly patterned edge made with a Fiskars edger punch. I added some red gems to the holes where the berries are supposed to be. The shape behind the image is cut using a marianne doily die, layered onto gold mirri.

Well, not too much use of the hankie I'm glad to say! Catch you all later!!

Some challenges -

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
S4TW - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Traditional Xmas Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Anything Christmassy
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (+ Fairy)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes, with Glitter
Digi-Makeover - Cut out your digi
Come and get it - Anything Christmas
Kenny K - Add Texture
Pile It On - Bling it up!
Sweet Sunday - Sketch (turned)


Sunday, 4 December 2011

A Few Chrimbo Cards

 Hiya folks!

BBBBBrrrrrrrrrrrrr, it's turned a tad chilly this week!! We have had snow, albeit rather slushy, the son's rugby training is cancelled because of a frozen pitch, so me thinks winter has definately arrived!!! LOL

Builders have finished now, so we are watertight and set for a few more winters knowing the wall isn't going to fall down. Just need our plasterer to come round and do the window recesses where they put new ones in, then we can do the decorating in the kid's rooms. Still hoping to have it all done by Christmas. . .

In the meantime I have been adding more doodles to the Delicious Doodles Shop, and decided it was about time to make some cards from them.
I started off with a monotone one featuring my Brace of Pheasants image:


I kept this one nice and simple. The image was printed in a burgundy colour along with the text, then it was mounted onto similar coloured cardstock. I used the offcuts of that cardstock for the die cut corners, and then added some red pearls that I had in the goody bag from the Crafty Weekend I went on in October.

Here is a close-up of the image:


I decided to keep a simple theme going on this next card.
For this one I used my Christmas Candles image, which was coloured using my watercolour pencils. I splodged some yellowish ink in the corners to blend out some of the whiteness, then layered it onto some patterned paper that was printed out in a similar yellow tone.


The text and the border were also printed out (along with the image). I cut a flower using a Marianne die and some lovely pearlescent coppery card, plus some white to which I added some inky bits. This was attached to the card using a copper brad. Last bit was to add some bling, in the shape of some gold gems.

A closer view of the image:


The splodgy corners were achieved using a stippling brush and ink. Just pick up a wee bit of ink and swirl it about on the paper until you have your desired effect.

It didn't go as I had planned it on this card though. The brush kept on leaving bits of itself behind stuck to the ink and the card, so it was all a bit rough in the end!! I managed to scrape most of it off, but it left some bigger splatts which you can still see, sadly.

I do have a couple more cards to show you all, but I'll save those for a later date. Don't want to overload you with piccies do I??!!! LOL. Catch ya later peeps. Hope you have a great Sunday!

MWAH !!

Some challenges I would like to enter -

Joanna Sheen - Christmas Wishes
2 Sisters - Punches/Dies
Crafty Hazelnut - Mono Christmas (top card)
Drunken Stampers - Monotone
Raise the Bar - Christmas
Bling it on - Christmas
Scrapping Chics - Anything Goes, Christmas
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes


Monday, 21 November 2011

A Gorgeous Ivy Fairy

Hiya folks!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend?

Mine was spent putting plasterboard up in the kid's bedrooms after having new vellux windows fitted. They left a mess behind that needed sorting, wood and insulation material exposed, so hubby and I tidied that up (sort of, LOL). Now we need our plastering buddy to pop in and give it a lick of plaster before we can repaint the recesses.

We collected our new electric fireplace on Saturday, and put that up in the dining room that we have been 'doing up' too. That room is all but sorted, just a carpet to get done, then my glass bits to get out of the loft. I think we may actually be all done and dusted by Christmas. . . (she says with crossed fingers!)

Speaking of Christmas (see the link there! LOL) I made another card this weekend. Well started it several days ago actually but only finished it up on Sunday. I have used my newest image for this one,


She is a sketched image with all the shading already sorted for you. I printed her out a few times in a shade of dark green to match the yummy papers that I found at Raspberry Road (Holiday Elegance). I cut the corners using a loopy design Martha Stewart punch, and a snowflake corner punch that I've had for ages and not used much. Ought to use it more really, it's quite a nice one!

The circular panel behind Ivy Fairy is cut using a Marianne die, which I then layered onto red bazzill. I made this card into an easel card, printing out another dp for the base. Then I put gold stickles round some edges for a bit of bling.


That Marianne die came with a gorgeous flower shaped die in the middle, so I used that here to make these flowers. The middle of the flowers was made using some organza ribbon. To make them, I sewed a running stitch down one side for about eight inches, cut the ribbon, then gathered it by pulling the thread. I secured it by oversewing a few times, and then fiddled with the curled up shape until I got it to look right.

After that I put a large gold brad through the centre of it and the flowers to hold all together. Then I put some gold stickles on the very edges of the ribbon. I rather like this effect, so I may do some more of these if I can be bothered with the fiddly bits!! I then cut some lengths of gold christmas wrapping ribbon, curled then with the back of the scissors and stuck them to the card.


Finally I got the gems out and stuck some either side of the image, and some little gold brads in the corners for some extra bling. I think I should have made a big ribbon bow too with a dangly charm attached, but to be honest, my best ribbon is still in the loft waiting to come down again!

Here is a close-up of the layered image, with some added clear stickles on the wings:


Well, that's my tilers turned up to finish the roof off. All I need now is the builder blokes to turn up and finish the harling, then the jobs a good 'un!!  Will have to persuade the hubby to get his arse up the ladder and paint the wall now, LOL. Thank goodness we have had some decent dry weather recently to get the external stuff done. Better get the bio-hazard suit on and tackle the sons bedroom - eeeyugh!!

Catch ya later peeps!!

Some challenges -

Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Let It Sparkle
Just Some Lines - Tic Tac Toe
Fabulous Friday - Die Cuts
Fun With Shapes and More - Use something three times
(flower die, gems)
Stemplesonnen - Red, Green, Gold
CCEE - 2 Dies/2 Punches
Crimbo Crackers - Make it Sparkle
(I chose Patterned Paper/Punches or Dies/Flowers)
Card and Scrap - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creatalicious - Christmas + Sparkle
Marianne Design Divas - Sparkle and Shine
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (must use fairy, angel or butterfly)
Ruby's Rainbow - Something with Wings


Friday, 11 November 2011

Remembrance

Hiya folks!

Phew - a bit breezy this morning! I don't envy our builder guys standing on the roof today with all the dust flying about. Rather them than me, LOL.

I have a card for you today - woohoo! Things have been so 'up in the air' just recently that I haven't had a lot of crafting time. But I did manage to make this card for the new theme at the
Delicious Doodles Challenge which this fortnight is 'Remembrance'.

It's Armistice Day here in the UK, and on Sunday this week it is Remembrance Day when the whole nation remembers the brave people who died defending our country and the freedom of it's people. It's our way of showing our respect for their valiant sacrifices. Without them this country wouldn't be the place that it is today. BUT for our challenge, you need not mark this event for your remembrance make. You could just remember a birthday or something else. Up to you!

So here is my card, made using one of my new images - Poppy:


I coloured her in using my usual watercolour pencils, then scanned in the compy and printed for the layers. I added some stickles here and there, but you can't tell in these piccies, not the greatest of light these days up here in bonny (?) Scotland! LOL.

My papers are made by myself using some damask patterns I had on the compy, and colour tweeked, merged and messed with. Then I added some of the little poppies from the image to the paper in the corners.


I also added some lovely red pearls for some extra bling. Just the job me thinks! My layout was following an old Mojo Monday sketch from a week or so ago.

Righty then, off to do some more DIY in the dining room. Much as I enjoy decorating and DIY I'll be glad when I'm done. Not used to doing a whole house in one go. . . I'm cream crackered!!
Catch ya later peeps!

Some challenges I am entering this card into -

Cute Card Thursday - Red for Remembrance
Just Inspirational - Remembrance Day
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Use a Digi-image


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

HOLY FECK!!

Hiya folks!

Have you been missing me? No? Phooey to you then! LOL

I've been MIA just lately.
As some of you know, we have been having our house knocked about, first of all with our gable end wall, which is all sorted and straight now. Phew! At least it will see us through many a winter from now on. It was debateable whether that wall would have seen through many more storms or snowfalls, but at least that is now sorted.

After that, it took the effing builders weeks, I say WEEEEEEEEKSS to get their arses round to doing the roof. We needed our old, and I mean VERY old tiles replaced, but it was undecided whether to have the whole front of the roof done, timbers and all, until the tiles came off. And at LAST they turned up this week to do just that.

Well, at first we thought the timbers looked fine, but on closer inspection the guy said no - they were CRAP and needed to be replaced too. THEN, while some of those timbers came off, it came to light that the whole underside of the roof was FECKED TOO. I mean totally gobsmackingly knackered - take a look -


LORD knows how this roof stayed up for over a hundred years, they did such a cobbled up job when they roofed ON TOP of the old thatch that was there originally - you can still see it here:


In effect, we have TWO roofs!! The original roof with old tree trunks for roof rafters, and then boards tacked to that with the old heather thatching. Then approx 100 years or so ago they re-roofed the thing on top of the original roof, by putting slats over the thatch, and then timber boards, and then some effing HUGE, thick tiles. Those tiles by the way totally fell apart as they were being removed, so they were DEFO in need of replacement.

Anyway, the short and the curlies of it is that the whole thing is now going to cost us ten grand!! HELP!!

On a happier(?) note we have had to do some redecorating because of the disruption and mess. First up was the kitchen, which was finished up just before I went on the crafty weekend last month. When I got back it was down to it again in the girls' bedroom, which I built a kind of wardrobe in - as yet to be finished properly, along with some fabric for a window dressing. I won't get to do that until the new windows go in upstairs following the roof rebuild. I'll take some photies when it's done.

Meantime, we got peed off waiting for Mr Builder to come and sort the inside out, so started to do it ourselves, and here is our work in progress (excuse the grafitii - hubby and kids!!))


This is the dining room, or it was. I had the compy in there, along with all my crafty stash which is now all boxed up and unavailable. This is why there isn't much coming out of my crafty corner just now.

All this extra work means I also haven't been doodling much recently. Blame the hubby being off work for that - slavedriver! LOL. Poor old fogey is suffering with his elbow (RSI me thinks) and his knee swollen up (rugby training), plus his never ending tiredness with sleep aopnia (spelling?).

Ah well, at least he knows how to use the washing machine and cooker while I'm sawing and drilling and hammering and painting and papering (sigh)

Jeez - this was only meant to be a quick update post - oooopps!! LOL
Catch ya later peeps - I do have a card to show you on Friday - see you then!
Teri x



Friday, 4 November 2011

A Christmas Card

Hiya folks!

Thought it was about time I made a Christmas card. Don't know why I wanted to, maybe it was something to do with the image. I drew Christina a couple of weeks back and wanted to make something with it then, but hadn't got round to it yet. Lord knows I haven't been in the mood for anything to do with Christmas just yet, still not really what with all that has been going on in this house recently, but it's a case of forcing oneself to get on with it!!

Anyways, I coloured Christina in with my usual watercolour pencils, scanned her in and printed her off the right size a few times for my layering. I also used my Poinsettia Corner for this card, up in the top left, coloured in white to match the one in her hair.


I layered the image onto gold mirri, then onto a frameabilities die shape which I had threaded some gold metallic ribbon through. My dp is from Bearly Mine Designs, and I smudged some green ink round the edges of that before sticking it all to some dark green card. Last thing I added was a few little red pearls in the top right corner, and some stickles, which are hardly visible in these photos.


Righty then. Need to get off here and get on with decorating the kids rooms. We couldn't be bothered to wait for the builders to take the panels down that protected the inside of the house whilst they rebuilt the external wall. Effing blokes have been FOREVER getting round to finishing what they started. Still waiting for them to retile the roof, and fit some new windows. At the rate they aren't going it will be spring before they get here. That's if the roof tiles don't come down in all the snow during the winter.

So we started to remodel and decorate the girls' room a couple of weeks back after doing out our kitchen. Still putting the finishing touches to it, but then it's the turn of our son who is very slow at tidying it all away for us to work in there. Might end up with us doing it for him!! LOL

OK, I'm off now then. Catch ya later peeps!!
Teri xx

Some Challenges -

4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts (frame shape)
Chrimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (+ bling)
(I chose Pearls, Ribbon and for the free space I used digis)
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

New Releases at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!!

Boy, have I been slacker! Last week I almost forgot to post the new releases I had ready, so they ended up a bit late. This week I am on time, but I forgot to post about the new releases last week, and so I am doing a combined post today!

OK, last week's releases were a pair of sketched images.

The first one is a Brace of Pheasants:


These wouls look awesome teamed up with some yummy autumn colours!

Next up then, is a winter scene featuring a little croft in the Scottish Glens,



Fabulous for your Christmas and winter projects!

Last but not least, a lovely girl with some Poppies. I did this one for Remembrance Day, but you could use it for any occasion really, especially for your friends and rellies who love poppies!




Hope you enjoy using these images peeps!! Can't wait to see what you make with them!

Hugs,
Teri xx



Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A couple of makes

Hiya folks!

Thought it was time I popped on here and showed you what I made at the crafty weekend I went on a week or so ago. Sheesh - was it that long since we had all those giggles??

We had such a HUGE goody bag - I had to seperate it all out and literally stuff it all in the suitcase to get it home on the plane. Had to leave the cardstock though, as the case would have exceeded the weight limit!! LOL. Luckily my Mum's next door neighbour makes cards, so I let her have that. I shied away from using the sculpy clay stuff too. Something I will probably never use, but the kids might.

On to the makes. First up, I played with a Gothic rubber stamp from Crafts and Me, but I played it safe and used my pencils for the colouring. I could have used the markers that were on the table, but I didn't get on very well using them in the tiny spaces, even though they did have a pointed brush nib. Here is what I made:


Everything used here was from the goody bag, or from samples lying around the room, except for the silver brad heads that I took with me, and the flowers that were made using the punches I took. Here is a close-up:


Next I used a fairy stamp from Crafts and Me, coloured again with my pencils. The paper was Crafty Emma I think, cardstock from the samples, as was the lovely Marianne die corner. Pearls from the goody bag.


Another close-up, I raised the image up on foam pads for this card:


Finally, I bit the bullet and got the jewellery goodies out. What a gorgeous selection!! Sarah (Tiggertastic) provided a little leaflet to explain how to make parts and join things together - which was very useful (Thanks hun!), and I had a go at making a bracelet like a sample from that leaflet, and here it is:


Must say, I am rather impressed!! I used purple beads in three shapes, and some gold ones to go with the gold metalwork. It was all a bit fiddly, but worked out fine in the end once I got used to it all.

Right, that's it for now then peeps, catch ya later!!
Teri xx



Friday, 21 October 2011

Rosalee

Hiya folks!!

Been ages since I blogged any makes. Me bad - but then, the mojo has taken a bit of a hit in the last couple of weeks what with things happening around here. Can't go into that though at the moment.

BUT - having been away last weekend on a crafty retreat, I suddenly found myself with a bit! I managed a new doodle, which I released yesterday, and I also made a card with my 'Rosalee' image released a week or so ago. Here it is:


I have used some of the humungous stash of goodies that Amy gave us all to play with - the gorgeous filigree corners (edged with green ink), the cream, green and pink cardstock, large green gem, pink cosmic shimmer and a Marianne die that I bought for the flower.


For the Rosalee image, I coloured with watercolour pencils, and smudged pink ink round the image using some stencil brushes from the goody bag. This isn't showing up too well on these pics. The image has also been layered for extra depth.


As I said, the flower is made from a Marianne doily die I bought, with this flower die that comes with it. The centre is made using a punched shape, topped off with green gem. I saw some of the ladies at the weekend using the new die that makes these rolled up rose shapes, but I also noticed in blogland that these can be made just by cutting a circle roughly, and then cutting round on the inside (like we used to do at school to make spiral hangers), so that's what I did to make the two adjacent flowers. I inked the edges in a dark pink, and the used the cosmic shimmer for some bling.

Papers are from an old Tinker & Co set. Hot pink card from my own stash. Fern shapes cut with a sizzix die using green bazzill. An MS punch was used for the loopy edge on the pink paper, and some white gems were added, these were from my own stash too.

I'll be back later in the week to show you what I made at the crafty weekend, not that we made much - too much boozing and giggling going on for that!! LOL

Catch ya later peeps!

Challenges I am entering -

My Time to Craft - Punches or Dies
Sweet Stamps - Lots of Layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer It



Thursday, 20 October 2011

A New Release

At last folks!

A new release!! LOL
Been having some mojo issues, but having been on a crafty retreat this last weekend I found some new mojo, and this is the result - a lovely image for your Christmas makes.

Her name is 'Christina':


Hope you enjoy using her!

I released a few other Christmas images a couple of weeks ago, so here they are too -







All I have to do now is start making some blooming cards!! LOL

See you soon!
Teri xx

Friday, 30 September 2011

Tales of the Unexpected

Hiya folks!

Another fortnight has flown by, so I find myself here with my piece for the
Delicious Doodles Challenge, which this time is:

'Tales of the Unexpected'

Now this can be interpretted however you wish. Your unexpected thing could be a hidden something, an unusual style, exploding box, whatever!

I have a couple of unexpected things with my card. I unexpectedly made the thing in the first place. Was going to miss out on this one as time is so pressing at the mo, plus I haven't been a well bunny.

I made the card for our teamie Lyn (Blackdragon) who had a family bereavement, and I wanted to send her a something to show my support and hopefully offer a bit of comfort. Now our Lyn is a lover of all things BLACK, plus she is a bit of a Pagan, so I searched online for a pagan funeral verse to use on the card.
This is the front:


My dp is a lovely rose backing that I founf somewhere. It was coloured originally, but I made it black for this occasion. The frame is a frameabilites die. I wrapped some wide black ribbon round and tied in a bow to the side of the frame. The verse is continued on the inside:


I used my Rose image for the two little roses here, flipping one the other way. The verse panels are edged with black and green ink and layered onto silver mirri. I added some clear gems to the front.


My second 'unexpected' thing is my message that I put underneath the verse. I am not showing that here, as that bit is private, even though there isn't anything unusual about that.

I am not entering any challenges with this card, as that would be a bit unethical I think.

Hope all goes well for you today Lyn, thinking of you all. . .
Teri xx


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New Release Day at Delicious Doodles

At last folks!

A couple of new releases for you!
I missed my own deadline last week, so held back the first image until today.
Available now in the Delicious Doodles Shop are two new images to make up for it! LOL

Here we are then with image number one,

Isn't that an adorable little kitten?
Came out better than I had hoped.

Next up then,



Rosalee just loves Roses!
Mind you, so do I, and a load of other flowers too!!

Hope you guys like these two images. Can't wait to see if anyone makes something with them!

Don't forget, next Customer Submission week is coming up on the Delicious Doodles Blog pages, second week in October!!
Send me a piccie and you post link if you want to see your creation diplayed there folks!!

TTFN,
Teri xx



Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Happy Birthday. . .


. . . to me, Happy Birthday to me!

Hiya folks!

Just thought I'd nip on an say a BIG Thank You to everyone who sent me
Birthday Wishes on my Facebook page
(you know who you are!!)

Many thanks ladies!!

AND

 HUGE Thanks to Sarah-Louise for the wonderful bracelet and GORGEOUS card!!

MWAH!!!!

(I also have a Delicious Doodles Page on facebook now)

Hubby bought some Stephen King books from the kids (cheers hubster!)

I bought myself a bottle of Bacardi Breezer (to have later) and a tin of cheap offer choccies round the shop for us all to share. Needless to say the kids have had most of them already!! LOL. Ah well, just think of the waistline. . . (too much of it already!)

Catch you all later folks!
Hugs to all,
Teri xx



Friday, 16 September 2011

Cutie

Hiya folks!

How y'all keepin'?? Hope all is well in your neck of the woods??

All is fine here today, well, apart from the greyness of the day.
Nothing unusual there really. Used to it being grey now. It comes as a nice surprise when we do get some sun! LOL. My veggies hate it mind you, looks like another naff harvest this year. How do the farmers manage to keep going up here with all the naff weather we have. It's no wonder food prices keep rising!!

Argh, I wasn't going to have a grumble! Ah well, whateva! LOL

Onto my card, which today is my creation for the
and this time round we are 'Cute as a Button'.
Anything cute, as long as we get to see at least one button! LOL

I chose to use my Delicious Doodles Sniffing Daisies image:


And here is the card I made with her, following an old layout sketch from Papertake Weekly.


My dp's are from an old set by Tinker & Co, Tranquility.
I have used some lace from my stash, two pieces in two colours over a brown piece of dp, with some tiny red gems on top of it. The image was coloured previously, so I just printed it out again and fussy cut some layers. I added some light blue stickles to her dress, and to the flowers.


The flowers are made using spare card from the bits box, my ne Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die, but the two small shapes rather than the bigger ones. I inked the petals, and added stickles in red on the edges and blue dots just inside. Then I put my buttons in for the centres. Some blue gems were added to the bottom of the card. They aren't in the sketch, but the card needed it!!


I also added a ribbon bow made from a valentines leftover, and attached a handmade charmy thing. This was made using bits I rescued from jewellery sales.

I hope you can join us this fortnight on the
If you use a Delicious Doodles image from now on you will get to be 'Spotlighted' on the Challenge Blog AND the Delicious Doodles Blog too!! Sounds like fun!! LOL See you there folks!

I'd like to enter these challenges -

Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Sparkle
Fab 'n' Funky - Bingo (Emb/digi/flowers)
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - For a Girl
Bearly Mine - Button it Up
Creative Craft - Buttons and Bling
Paper and Such - TicTacToe (button/dp/lace)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Teenage Birthday

Hiya folks!

Well, I don't know what happened to this huge storm we were supposed to have. It totally missed us here in NE Scotland. Now all we have is the rain left, and that is set for the day. Looks like the garden will have to wait - again! LOL

I popped by today to show this card I made for my Daughter's thirteenth birthday. Heck, where did those years go to?? Now, she happens to be a bit of a 'mini-me', in that she is into Goth stuff, but I didn't want to go too overboard with it, and wanted to be a bit girly, and this is the result:


Last week I went into the local craft shop and picked up the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die for the sizzix/big shot, and I had a play with that. The flowers here are what I made with it using black card and some gorgeous burgundy leather effect paper which was nice and thick. Had that for years and never used it, so this was the perfect opportunity.


I used a bit of black ink to smudge across the burgundy shapes, and I smudged gold metallic rub on over too, and also the black card. Then I curled the shapes with my bone folder and fastened the shapes with a black brad that was also smudged with gold rub-on.


The text was typed directly onto the backing dp from Crafty Chaos Designs before printing. I then smudged black ink round the dp after it was mounted onto the base card. I cut a butterfly from black card, twice, using my shapeabilities die, which I also smudged with gold rub on to tie in with the rest of the card. Last job was a bit of bling in the shape of some large black gems.

I think she liked it! LOL.

OK, need to go and do the online Tesco shop now (dull), then I think I may just try and find my excercise dvd and have a go at that. That's if I can get shot of this hot flush. . . Catch ya later folks!!

Some Challenges -

Craft Your Passion - 'F' word (flowers)
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Flowers and Swirls
Craft Your Days Away - Make your own flowers