Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Layla Kisses

We're reviewing the new Roberto's stamps on the CC Designs Blog today.
And I love this image called Kisses so much that I decided to use it again :)

It just looks so much like my Granddaughter Layla and my cat Indie that I thought I might colour it again and put it in a shadowbox frame for her.  I think it will make a lovely Christmas decoration for her room.  She could bring it out each year and perhaps add things to it too by placing little ornaments she makes, photos or wish lists inside.

cc designs, roberto's, Kisses, mini alpha and numbers die

I decided to use the CC Designs Mini Alpha and Numbers Die to add her name to the image and it looks pretty cute, I'm lucky she has such a symmetrical name :)
The bells and Christmas tree are just store bought decorations but I wanted to put something else handmade by me inside.  So I also diecut some stars from felt and used some metallic gold embroidery thread to sew a little padded star.  I'm not the best needlewoman but it looks pretty and hopefully she'll know it was made by her Grandma with lots of love :)

It's wonderful to be able to use stamps to make beautiful handmade gifts as well as cards isn't it? :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Kisses
Card : x-press it, brushed gold
Ink ; memento black
Other : Mini alpha and numbers die, star die, copics

Copics used :
YG 0000, 03, 11, 13, 95
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
R 24, 29, 30, 81, 83
W 00, 1, 3
BG 0000, 72
BV 0000
RV 0000, 63

Please take a look at the CC Designs blog to see some wonderful inspiration by the Design Team.

There is a Design Team Call at CC Designs at the moment. It's a great company, with gorgeous products and wonderful people to work with.  I really hope I get the chance to continue creating there!
I've got everything crossed!  
Wish me luck and thanks for dropping by today ;)


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Holiday Penguins

Today is Review Day at CC Designs.
And I decided to make a cute Christmas card with one of the little penguins from the new Holiday Penguins set.

Holiday Penguins, CC Designs, Mini alpha and numbers die

I just stamped and coloured it 3 times and cut them out  I tore a bit of white card for the snow and edged it with kindyglitz.  I also used the Mini Alpha and Numbers Die again, I am having so much fun with it!

Ingredients :

Stamps : Holiday Penguins
Card : x-press it, baja, limeaide, red, indigo, Mistletoe Magic (MME)
Ink : memento black, baja
Other : Mini Alpha and Numbers Die , kindyglitz, copics

Please head over to the CC Designs blog to see what the rest of the design team created with this month's new release.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

To celebrate Nikki's 40th Birthday this coming Saturday she currently has a MASSIVE 40% OFF most items across the store.
Discount ends Midnight Wednesday 8th October.

Time to grab a real bargain :)


Monday, October 6, 2014

Mouse With Poinsettia

It's time for another challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and this month the theme is Animals.  I got to choose the theme this time and I decided on it because I love cute animal stamps, especially for Christmas cards!  An animal doesn't have to be the main feature of the card, but one does have to be on there somewhere :)

I decided to use this super cute stamp from Wild Rose Studio called Mouse With Poinsettia.

wild rose studio, mouse with poinsettia, row of baubles, snarky christmas

The pretty paper is from a Wild Rose Studio pack called Frosted Lace.  There are none of your typical red and green papers in this pack, but instead, pretty pinks and blues.  So I decided to colour a pink poinsettia to match.  The ornament dies are from Wild Rose Studio too!  I just cut these two off the Row of Baubles die, glued some vellum on the back and coloured the vellum from behind.  It is a gorgeous die and very versatile as you can use them individually like I did, or as they come in a row.

I also used a new sentiment stamp from CC Designs.  It's from a fun set called Snarky Christmas and it's available to pre-order now.  I also used a pink button and some white web ribbon.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Mouse With PoinsettiaSnarky Christmas
Card ; x-press it, baja, Frosted Lace
Ink : memento black
Other : Row of Baubles die,  pink buttonwhite web ribbon, copics

Copics Used :

E 000, 04, 11, 21, 31, 50
R 20, 30, 81, 83, 85
BG 0000, 000, 01, 9, 10, 11, 72
RV 0000
W 00, 1
YG 0000, 01, 03, 11, 91, 95

Please take a look at what the rest of the design team made this month and join in with our challenge on the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Blog.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


It's Day 2 of the sneak peek at the new releases at CC Designs.
Today the Design Team are showcasing images by Roberto's.
When I first saw this stamp I actually did a little squeal of delight!  Actually it was probably quite a big squeal! :)
It's called Kisses and this little girl is just so much like my Granddaughter Layla.  And it is exactly how our cat Indie looks when he's trying to cope with her cuddles and kisses too!
I just love this image SO MUCH!

cc designs, kisses, christmas, heart border die

I also used the CC Designs Heart Border die and the Sentiment is from the Happy Harvest set that was released last month.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Kisses, Happy Harvest
Card : x-press it, black, brushed gold, Joyous (Authentique)
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : CC Designs Heart Border die, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
W 00, 1, 3
YG 0000, 01, 03, 17, 91, 93, 95
R 20, 24, 27, 30

This gorgeous stamp and all the new releases will be available to buy at CC Designs tomorrow.
And there are more sneak peeks to look at on the CC Designs blog too.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Little Elf

Hi :)  It's new release time again at CC Designs and this month it's all about Christmas.
Isn't this stamp a cutie!   I LOVE her big eyes :) Her name is Little Elf.

CC Designs, Little elf, snarky sentiments, christmas

The sentiment is from a new CC Designs sentiment set called Snarky Christmas.  It has a lot of "different/funny" sentiments and a few more normal ones too :)

The cute paper is from an Authentique pad called Joyous.  I got it last year and there is just a tiny bit left, I love this Naughty or Nice scale paper in it and thought I'd use my last scrap of it with the "naughty" sentiment.  I also used the CC Designs Notebook Edges Die.

There are a lot of really cute releases this month at CC Designs.  You can see a lot of inspirational cards from the DT  on the CC Designs Blog.  Please check them out.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Little Elf, Snarky Sentiments
Card : x-press it, olive, limeaide, Joyous (Authentique)
Ink : memento black
Other : CC Designs Notebook Edges Die, library clip, crystal effects, copics

Copics used :

R 20, 24, 27, 29, 30
YG 0000, 01, 13
C 1, 3
BG 0000
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55

Thanks for dropping by today and please come back tomorrow to see another new release from CC Designs (it's cute too!) :)


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reindeer Flying

I have a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts to share today and it's my first Christmas card of the year!
And as it's almost October now, that seems a little late to me.  I had better get creating or my Christmas card list will have to be drastically shortened :)

This one is using the adorable Wild Rose Studio stamp called Reindeer Flying.

reindeer flying, wild rose studio, christmas

He actually comes with one star but I wanted a couple more so I just stamped it again a couple of times, coloured them, cut them out and stuck them on where I wanted.
The paper is from a pad by Basic Grey called Persimmon and I also used a Prima Sun Kiss button.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Reindeer Flying (Wild Rose Studio)
Card : x-press it, Midnight Muse, brushed gold, Persimmon (Basic Grey)
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink,  walnut stain distress ink
Other : Prima Sun Kiss button, hemp twine, copics

Copics used :

BG 0000, 000, 49, 72
W 1
E 50, 53, 55
Y 15, 23, 26
B 97
BV 00
R 29, 30, 39, 59

Thanks for dropping by for a look today :)