Friday, 21 March 2014

Hopping With Annabel

Hi there sweet peeps, happy Friday and a very good morning to you :)
Thank you for stopping by and it is a very happy Friday indeedy because it's time for another fantabulous  Lili of The Valley design team blog hop.
Today we are hoping to inspire you with plenty of ideas for when you are able to get your crafty mitts on the latest stamp release and you'll be chuffed as chuff to know that you  wont have too long to wait because they will be available to buy on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 24th March.
Wooohoooo :)
The latest release features 7 gorgeous stamps and introduces our adorable new character Annabel, and she is a proper little cutie. And soooooooo sweet with it :)
So you know what to do possums.
You just have to hop from one blog to another, following the links and leaving a comment on each post.
And as you go you will hopefully pick up one or two ideas along the way :)
As always we have some hidden prizes.
We don’t know where they are so do be sure to visit and leave a comment on every blog.

The hidden prizes are  2 full sets of the new release so 2 lucky winners will each win the complete set of 7 Annabel stamps.
We will let you know on Monday morning which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;
So what did I do then?
Well I did ....
... this :)
The image I used is called Annabel Texting  - I wonder what she's saying (ooh I am sooo nosy)!!
I gave her the Copics treatment, like you do, and ....
...  these are the colours I used -
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R02
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, E50
The rest -  B45, B93, B95, B97, C9, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG59
The papers are from a  Shabby Shack 8x8 paper pad - they're so clean and fresh and perfect for this time of the year
 Oops, I should have brushed the glitter out of her hair before taking her pic - what a dozy beggar!!!
A little arrangement featuring a button, some twine, lotsa leaves
and a  sentiment from
SET 18 - Greetings Postmarks

So I hope you like my card  :)
So now back to the hop.
The next stop is the sweetness that is our Dena  and don't worry if you get lost along the way - you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there
Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Monday morning when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the 2 sets of stamps
Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck and huggiest of hugs to all xxx!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A FABULOUS Sneakie Peekie




Hi there sweet peeps and hope you are all OK today :)xx

It's that time of the week when we head over to the Papertake Weekly blog for a brand new challenge and this week it's

For Mum

As Mother's Day is approaching, we thought it might be nice to make a card for your Mum this week but if you don't have a Mum now (cry cry) then just make a card for a special girlie instead.

So ...


... that's what I did.

It's also a little sneakie peekie of one of these little sweeties .....


  ... and aren't they brilliant - I LOVE them :).

It's the brand new 'Here Comes Annabel'  release which you will be able to buy on Monday 24th March at midday. The DT are showcasing these awesome little images all  week so keep an eye on their blogs for lots of different ideas.

I personally cannot choose a fave and they are perfect for all the little tomboys out there :)

The image I used is called Roller Girl and I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R02
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, E50

The rest -  B45, B93, B95, B97, C9, E30, E31, E35, E39, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG59

It's been ages since I had a colouring sesh and I thoroughly enjoyed colouring her :)

The papers are from a Shabby Shack 8x8 paper pad - beautimous!!!



The blooms were made using a Spellbinders D-Lites Blooms Set 3 and ....




... the sentiment is from a Sentiments To Fit Scroll.
I use this one all the time (you probably noticed lol!!).



A couple more bloom. I think this set will get some hammer in the future!!!





And there it is all done.

Right it's  a quickie today cos I've got loads and loads to get through with work etc and my hues guests are keeping me very busy. I love having the kids here and will miss them so much when they move into their new house.

I'm also prepping for the next workshops which will be held over at LOTV HQ on April 5th. We've got the whole of the upstairs for the workshops and with all that  gorgeous natural light, it's just about the best place ever  to craft I think. We have a colouring class in the morning to help you get the most out of your Pro Markers and then a 3D project in the afternoon.  We will be making one of the birthday planners that I made for Create and Craft and these are so useful and would also make a great gift (if you could bear to part with yours!!).

And I wonder what image we will be colouring in the morning?
I'll give you a clue, it isn't Roller Girl, however ....... :)))

Anyway, all the deets are on the website right here so if you fancy spending a day with old Piggy chops or even just a morning or afternoon then you will be very welcome indeedy. I THINK there may be a few spaces left but they do book up fast so if you are thinking of coming along, then  best book early.
It would be fab to see you there.

Right I better crack on.
Have the fabbiest of days and don't forget to check out the challenge if you get a sec.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx