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


Thursday, 8 September 2011

A Little Update

Hiya folks!!

Thought I'd swing by and give any interested parties a quick update on things here at Doodle Cottage.

Things are ticking over with the building works. The gaping hole in the side of the house is gradually being filled with block rather than stone - makes for a more sturdy wall, not so prone to wander me thinks!! LOL Tell you what though - it's blooming drafty!! Especially the last day or two with all the wind we have had here. A quick piccie for you:


Not supposed to be a very good weekend here according to the weather man, so I hope they get up to roof level by then. Would be nice to get watertight and draftproof again!!

On a completely seperate theme - hubby took a photo of ickl ol' me last night when I got the son's snake out of his tank. Man, he has grown!! Gotta be a good 18 inches/two foot long now. And to think, back in April when we first got him, he was such a wee thing.


Who would have thought this time last year that I would be quite at home with a snake! Mind you, I still hate spiders - you would NEVER catch me with one of them in my hand!!!

Catch ya later folks - off to put the washing on!
Hugs,
Teri xx


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

New Release Day at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

About time I gave you some new releases!!
Totally ran out of time last week, chaos here at Doodle Cottage, take a look HERE for deets on why!!

So, onto this week's Halloween themed releases in the

First up I have a lovely little girl for you,


What a sweetie! LOL
Next up, a dp featuring a snakeskin pattern, 'Snakeskin Paper':


This is a greyscale image, so hopefully you can change the colour in your graphics package. You can see a card I made using this dp HERE

Last but not least, a scarey 'Evil Skully':

If you want to see a sample of this image on a card, go HERE

Lastly folks, the Delicious Doodles Challenges are BACK with a new season of themes!!! We have gone to a fortnightly challenge now, so even more time to get your yummy creations in for your chance to win some Delicious Doodles images!!

See you soon folks!
Teri xx

Friday, 2 September 2011

A Fresh Start

Hiya folks!

It's a brand new season, and a brand new start for the
We are BACK after a nice long summer break, time spent with the family during the school holidays.

The kids are now back at school - have been here in Scotland for two weeks now, and already they are bringing home lurgies and bugs. I have had Dno1 off school for the most of this week with a cold/sickie, and the son has had a headache all week. (sigh)

We have a few brand new players on the Delicious Doodles DT, so it was quite fitting to have the first challenge as 'Fresh Start' - use your new/fresh stuff.

Now, my card today started life as something completely different, it was meant to be a landscape A5 card with witches and stuff on it, but I wasn't happy with how it was progressing on the compy, so it ended up being this instead:


I used a new image that isn't due to be released into the Delicious Doodles Shop until next Wednesday 7th September. I totally missed this week's release day due to the builders being here, but hey - there'll be two images for next week now won't there?!! LOL. This one is called 'Evil Skully'.


I decided to make an easel card after scrapping the first idea, so out came the black card. My papers are from Susan at Crafty Chaos Designs, part of a paper pack named 'Absolution Deferred'. I smudged the edges of this with black and red ink. The card edges were smudged with gold and silver metallic rub-ons.

I have used my fav die for the frame, cutting out a red and black shapes and layering them slightly offset to each other, with foam pads between to give some depth. Evil Skully was inked with the same inks, and some brown as well, and was layered too.


My sentiment is another image from the Delicious Doodles Shop, named 'Happy Helloween Sentiment'. I smudged the ink all over it and added some orange and a wee bit of green to the pumpkin. This was layered onto another bit of black card with smudgy bits, and raised from the base card. I added some red brads in two sizes, and inked them with some black to dull them down a bit. 


Lastly, I got a new ribbon out from my stash. Got that a few weeks back and haven't used it until now (me BAD!). It has a little loopy edge to it. I tied a bow and made a charm from some jewellery bits I scavenged from sales, and charms (thanks for the animal skull Glo!), and attached it to the bow.

So there you have it peeps. Hope you can find the time to join us for this fortnight's challenge!! Yep, that's right - we decided to have our challenge on a fortnightly basis now, to make life easier for all of us!! More time to get those yummy creative juices flowing!! LOL

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Just Charming
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Easel Card