Saturday, 30 July 2011

Seahorses

Hiya folks!

Hope you are all well and ready for a crafty weekend?? Mine will be spent sorting through more stuff. Still no confirmed date for the builder to start work. He was supposed to let us know by the end of this week, great way to start huh?? Anyway, hopefully I will be able to get some more rubbah in the For Sale page at the top later today - as long as Dno1 doesn't nab the compy!!

I actually managed to make a card a day or so ago, so I though I had better blog it!! I decided to do a relatively clean and simple design, as I wanted the image to be the main focal point. I have used my Seahorses image from the Delicious Doodles Shop for this card, coloured with the usual watercolour pencils, scanned and printed twice for the layering.

This image is also available from Sweet Pea Stamps for you ladies who love rubber!! (YEAY!)


I used my fav frameabilities die cut in blue bazzill, layered onto pearlescent green. I the layered that onto a yellow that I smudged with orange and red ink, and placed that onto the backing dp which is a fabric effect paper from Just So Scrappy - By The Sea kit.


I smudged aqua and green ink round the image, layered that onto gold mirri and place it on the frame. I finished up with some stickles on the bubbles, round the edge of the gold mirri, and put some large pearls in the corners. Finished!!

Mind you, it took me four months to get round to colouring this image up - I released it in March!! Where does the time go??!!! LOL

Righty then, must go and get dressed (sat here in me jammies) ready for the kids, as they want to visit the craft fair in the playing field today. It's the Speyfest Weekend with all the pounding music until 1am (sigh). Wish they'd move it away from the houses and into a farmers field. It made something in my bedroom rattle last night with the flaming drums. Don't get me wrong, I love a bit of fiddle music, but they have the drums turned up WAY too loud, and that's all you can hear. . .

Enough moaning! Off to find some challenges to enter, catch ya later folks!!

Challenges -

Paper Cutz - Under the Sea
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
Simon Says Stamp+Show - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A Little Announcement

Hiya folks!!

Do you remember, ages ago it seems, that I mentioned having an announcement to make? Well the time has come to let you all into the secret.

I now have some images being sold EXCLUSIVELY at

Wooohooo folks!!!!

There is a set of four unmounted rubber stamps in the Crafts and Me Stamps section, under the title 'Heaven and Earth', and there are also some different designs available as digi's too!!!

This is the only place you will be able to find these images, as I said, they are exclusive to Crafts and Me, not even my own Delicious Doodles DT will have any of these - sorry girls!!!

Why don't you pop across and take a look peeps??

Teri xxx

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

MORE STUFF FOR SALE

Hi again folks!

Eeeek, I have only got a couple of weeks before the builder gets here to pull the wall down and rebuild it, so I have to get cracking and sort through all my crafty stuff and make some blooming space!!

So, I have had a wee rummage today. Man have I taken some photos!! I have loaded soe more stuff on the FOR SALE page, a few rubber stamps, a few bows/ribbons and bits.

I have also started a brand new page at the top of this blog, just for selling the dies that I am not needing any more, of which there are just a few! LOL

I think tomorrow I will sort the stamps into one page, and have the other page for odds and ends, so that will be three pages of stuff to get rid of!!

Just hope some of you are interested. . .

Hugs,
Teri xx


***FOR SALE***FOR SALE***

Hiya folks!

Just popped by to tell you that I have added some new bits and bobs to the "For Sale Page" at the top of this blog.

Off to photograph some more stuff, so keep a look out for that, there will be more rubber stamps too.

Watch this space! LOL

Teri xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

New Release Day and a DT Call

Hiya folks!

And Happy Wednesday to you all !!

I have a new release for you this evening, a lovely sketched style image fo a Mummy Dragon guarding her eggs, hence the name:


available now in the Delicious Doodles Shop!

If you want to see a sample card I made using this image, then pop across to my other blog HERE

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While I am here, don't forget to enter our DT Call over at

You can get all the deets for that HERE



Spread the word folks - we have FOUR spaces to fill !!


Saturday, 16 July 2011

More Rubbah on Pre-Order!

Hiya folks!

Just a quickie to let you all know that I have a new plate of rubbah up for pre-order over at Sweet Pea Stamps!!

Here is the preview:


It's so fantastic to see my designs being made into rubber, I am so excited to see if anyone uses them! I know I am not as famous in the craft world as some of her other artists - but I'm working on it! LOL

Have a great weekend everyone!
Teri xx


Thursday, 14 July 2011

Stupendous Steampunk!

Hiya folks!

Hope you are all enjoying the same sunny weather as we are here in Scotland? Makes a fabulous change from the usual grey! LOL

I have a few bits to share with you today.
Last weekend I released a new Steampunk style image, named Tattoos and Feathers into the Delicious Doodles Shop - here she is:



Well, since then I have been working on another little corner image to match this and the Cogs Corner one that is already in the shop, and today I am releasing it too.
Here it is then, 'Steampunk Corner':

And the backing paper - Steampunk Paper:


I used the corner image to make a matching backing paper above. It is a greyscale image (black and white), but you should be able to change it up in whatever package you use. I happen to have an old version of QuarkExpress, which enables be to do just that, and I made a card with all these elements below:



I have used a lovely jade coloured bazzill for the base card, then I used the new backing paper and made the background of it a goldy yellow colour, and the actual picture a reddish brown, which goes a lovely orangey shade with the gold beneath it. I love QuarkExpress!!!

I did the same thing with the backing behind the image, but used a jade colour and the goldy colour. Below is a close-up of the Steampunk Corner, which I made into a brown colour, and printed directly onto the backing papers (no fussy cutting!) Then I printed out another corner piece to get the layer, and fussy cut that.


I didn't add much in the way of froo-froo, not my style. But I did add a lovely ribbon, which is a christmas one, but with the little angels cut off (it came with angels stuck to it). The beads were on it already too, but I left them on. Then I just added some eyelets in the four corners and left it at that, oh, apart from the layered image that is. She was coloured with the usual watercolour pencils, and scanned in for printing up layers.


Phew - are you still with me? LOL

Right, off to plan a special sketch for a special person now, sshhhhh!! Not telling who. . . Catch ya later folks!!!

Some challenges -
ABC - Y for Yesterday (victorian steampunk theme)
Gingersnap - Cogs and Gears
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

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Don't forget folks!

There is a DT Call on at the Delicious Doodles Challenges Blog which goes on throughout our summer break there, so why not apply??

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

DT Call at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

Just dropped in today to tell you about:
Delicious Doodles
DT CALL


We are seeking FOUR new members to join our wee gang at Delicious Doodles.

Do you love Delicious Doodles images?

Are you interested in joining our Team?

Are you confident using Digital Images?

Do you have an active blog?

Can you contribute to our Challenge Blog every other week with a project (not necessarily a card) and take turns in hosting a Challenge?

If the answer to all these questions is a 'YES' then apply now!!

All you have to do to apply for the DT posts, is make a new project reflecting your preferred style and personality, and post about it on your blog. Then add your post link to our Blue Froggy on the challenge blog for us to come visit you, couldn't be simpler, huh? LOL

(If you want to combine it with challenges at the same time, that's fine by us)

What do you get out of it?
You get to play with any Delicious Doodles image you want!
You also get to play with new images before they are released into the store!!
You get to be part of a lovely easy-going Team, no stress or pressure allowed!!


This DT Call will be open through our summer break, and will end on Friday 19th August at noon UK time,
so be sure to get your application in before then folks!

Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible after that so we can get you on board and ready for the new challenges in September.

What are you waiting for folks! Off you go, get creative!

Good luck to all of you!
Teri and the girls on the DD Team
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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

MORE STUFF

Hiya folks!

Had another little rummage last night, and found some more stuff for selling off. Not all stamps this time! LOL

They are now added to the 'FOR SALE' tab at the top of this blog, if anyone is interested.

Many, many thanks to all those peeps who have bought so far!!

Love ya!
Teri xx


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

STAMPS FOR SALE

Hiya folks!

Some of you may be aware that I am having the gable end rebuilt on the house fairly soon, and as a result I will have to have a HUGE clearout of the rooms adjacent to that.

One of those rooms just happens to be where I do my creative stuff, what the heck I will do with it all I don't know. . .

So I decided to start having me a sort through before the crunch comes, and that means shifting some stuff!!

First box I came across is my little box of RUBBAH - these are all Sweet Pea Stamps, namely Ching Chou-Kuik images.

As there are quite a few images, I am putting them all on a page at the top of this blog, so if anyone is interested that is where they are.

They are already backed with easy-foam ready to stick to your acrylic blocks. Yes they are used, but not much. Maybe two or three times at the most, and certainly not all of them, so they are all in very good condition.

I shall be adding to the page as and when I have stuff to shift, and believe me there is a fair bit, not all stamps I hasten to add, as I don't have a lot of rubbah being a digi person!! So if nothing appeals to you just yet, keep checking back, you never know!!

Hugs,
Teri xxx


Friday, 1 July 2011

Flourishes and Bling at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

Can you believe it? Yet another school year has passed and it's the last day of term here in Scotland!! Six weeks of refereeing to come!! As if I haven't got enough to worry about.

Hubby wants me to get a 'proper job'! Eeeeekkkkk!! Haven't done that for 13 years, what am I supposed to do?

I trained as Graphic Designer, have worked in the media all my days (apart from a wee break to work in pubs) so what do I do now after having the kids? Do I resort to shop work? We have a couple of co-op shops here in the village, a couple of butchers which run themselves really, a chippy and three pubs. Oh decisions, decisions! And all so we can afford to remortgage the house and get the work done on the roof and gable end (which needs a total rebuild as it is falling down!)

What I really need is for my little digi-image business to really take off BIG time!! Then I won't have to go to work 'properly'! LOL

Anyway, my woes aside, I actually have a creation to share with you today! 'About blooming time' I hear you say! LOL. So here I am with my DT piece for the new theme at the


which this week is
'Flourishes and Bling'.

We have a fabby sponsor, all the way from Australia, in the shape of
They sent us some lovely samples to work with, and a gorgeous prize package to give to one lucky winner!! I got to play with the flourish by the name of 'Jack, black', and here is what I made with it:


I decided to go with a 'stepper' card this time.
Started off following a sketch, but it wasn't happening for me, so I just went with the flow. I have used my newest images from the Delicious Doodles Shop,
which I coloured with my watercolour pencils, scanned, and printed for layering.


The flourishes were stuck to some gold mirri card for extra stability (and more bling!) I then punched and die cut some flower shapes, and secured them with a gold brad. I stuck some gold card die cut shapes in three of the corners, and smeared round the base card with gold metallic rub-on. 


The image was mounted onto gold mirri, and then onto a black embossed card which was also smudged with rub-on. This I stuck to the main card base, and went round finally with gold gems for some more bling!


Now, this is the last challenge for the summer.
We are taking a break over the school holiday period, and will be back in September, either on the 2nd or the 9th, we haven't decided which yet!

BUT

There will be a DT Call over this summer, so pop to the challenge blog next week for all the deets on that!

Some challenges I am entering this card into -

Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Bingo (flowers, gems, dies/punches)
Divas by Design - Die Cuts and Punches
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (plus butterfly, fairy or angel)