Monday, 22 December 2014

Cozy Lizzie

Hi friends and happy Monday,
Christmas seems have have come round way too fast this year, I can't believe there are only three more sleeps until Santa!  I'm hoping Santa brings me lots of crafting goodies....or at least some cash to buy some!

I am so excited as today is my first solo post as a DT for Whimsie Doodles.  For my card I used the super cute Winter Lizzie. I've used her for a Christmas card here but she could easily be used for a winter birthday card too. Her boots and winter coat are just so adorable. 

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Winter Lizzie
Neehah Desert Storm Cardstock
MFT Die-namics Snowflakes Fusion 
Lil Inker Designs - Stitched Rectangles
Simon Says Stamp Dies - Talk Bubbles 2
Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Hillside Borders
Memory Box Die - Crystalline Border
Simon Says Falling Snow Stencil
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Simon Says Stamp - Doll Pink Dye Ink
Flower Soft Ultrafine - White
Ranger Stickles Glitter - Diamond
Zig Wink of Stella Pen - Clear
Thanks for looking and I'll hopefully see you again soon.
Hugs Ax


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Woohoo....I'm a Doodlelicious Diva!

Hello crafting friends,

Apologies for the lateness of this post - epic fail with my scheduling!

Sooo I have some very exciting news to share with you all....... though I may have given it away in the blog title - hehe!!!  I am now an official member of the Whimsie Doodles Design Team - yipee!  You may have heard me mention this before but I LOVE Whimsie Doodles digital stamps, they are just so darn cute and so much fun to colour.  I am so looking forward to sharing all Melyssa's wonderful digital images with you. 

This month's challenge at Whimsie Doodles is Celebrating the Holidays. There are digital images up for grabs and a chance to be a guest designer too!  For my DT card I used the cutest image ever -  'Big Gift'.  I coloured her in with my copics and added Wink of Stella to the rim and pom pom of her hat. I decided to try and stay away from the traditional red and green for this card and chose some fresh bright colours from Echo Park Merry and Bright paper pad.  The wee stars used to frame her and the negative die cuts from Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Die.

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Big Gift
 Clearly Besotted Stamps - Modern Christmas
Echo Paper Digital Paper - Merry and Bright Pack 2
Hero Arts Ink - Soft Pool 
MFT Die-namics Blueprints 10
Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Die
Doodlebug Sprinkles - Swimming Pool
Wink of Stella White Pen

You can check out the rest of the DT fabulous makes over on the Whimsie Doodles Blog. 

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking and have a great day.  Hope to see you again soon. 


Monday, 8 December 2014

Twinkly Christmas

Hi everyone,

Another weekend over and only 17 days till Santa arrives - where is the time going?!
I managed to make a quick Christmas card last night for Freshly Made Sketches. I loved Cindy's sketch and really wanted to use a heart but then I remembered I only have wee heart dies and tiny heart stamps!  I didn't fancy trying to cut a heart out myself so opted to go with a star instead!

I loved the colours in Curtain Call Challenge inspiration photo so decided to create a card with silver, blue and green!  Unusual choice for a star I know!


For the background I used my Cuttlebug star embossing folder.  I created my main star using die-inlay method and popped a small silver star in the centre with a foam dot. I covered the entire star with some frost sparkle ink . The wee silver accents are actually tiny stars - negative die-cuts from SSS falling stars die. I sprayed the card with some frost shimmer for an ultra sparkly effect!  Unfortunately the photos don't do the sparkle justice! The sentiment was stamped with black ink and heat embossed with crystal embossing powder.

 Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder
Impress Star Frame Nesting Dies
 Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Shapes Die
Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Die
 Clearly Besotted Stamps - Tag Along Die Collection
 AC Cardstock - Weave
Silver Glitter Paper
LOTV - Christmas Wishes Sentiments
Stampendous Crystal Embossing Powder
Smooch Glitz Sparkle Accent Ink - Frost 
Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Frost

Hopefully you can see the sparkle better in this photo.

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your Monday.
Hugs Ax 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Birthday Surprise!

Hi everyone, happy Saturday,

I can't believe it has been 12 days since I lasted posted on my blog!!  Unfortunately I've struggled to make any cards recently as my mojo has completely deserted me :(  I've also been busy trying to get christmas pressies all wrapped and sent off to my family in the UK in time for Christmas - thankfully I am almost done, only one more package to send.

I managed to put this very simple birthday card together last night. The recipient lives in the UK and their birthday is on Tuesday.... I only posted it this morning! it's going to be a tad late.  Better late than never though!

This fab stamp from LOTV  has been coloured for a couple of months and I thought it was about time I used it.  As my mojo has disappeared the rest of the card is very simple  - thankfully the main image is colourful!

LOTV stamp - Surprise!
Clearly Besotted Stamps - A Little Sentimental
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Doodlebug Sprinkles - Limeade, Blue Jean,Swimming Pool,
            Bumblebee, Ladybug, Tangerine, Spring

Here is a close up of pup:

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

Thanks for looking and hopefully I will see you soon...if my mojo comes back!!

Hugs Ax