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!
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!!

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!


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