Thursday, 15 November 2012

Just Gorjuss!!

 Good morning folks

Hope you're warm and well this foggy Thursday  morning, well it's jolly chilly outside in my Surrey garden this morning, the squirrels have been by and raided the rose hips off the rosebush and one cheeky little beggar started digging up my daffodils,I only put them in last week!!. They must be able to smell them or something,  either that or they were hanging over the fence watching me plant them , like little Ninja Squirrels!!!
Taken at the Ace Cafe , London
Well a week has passed and so finally has my rotten headcold , I even managed a bike ride to Hever castle in Kent at the weekend, (needed to get some riding in, hadn't ridden for 3 month's due to a very painful Tennis Elbow) We need to get ready for the Great Bolney Toy run in December taking Toys to children less fortunate than our own, more about that later) Anyway I now have no excuse not to get back to work and start creating and blogging again so here's today's contribution.

The Stamp is from the 'Simply Gorjuss ' collection and is a new favourite , gives me plenty of practise doing hair and faces , this one is entitled White Rabbit which can only be a reference to Alice in wonderland , Well she is isn't Alice here, she's my daughter at 8 years old asking can she go to bed early on Christmas eve so Santa comes earlier!!

I used my Cricut machine to cut out a tree and added a swirl and some flowers and beaded branches to decorate it and mounted it onto some patterned paper from my drawer of crafty stash.

Alcohol Pens used

Face Promarkers - Promarkers-Almond, satin and Dusky Pink
Hair Promarkers -Promarkers Cocoa, Tan , Spectrum Noirs EB5,TN7
Dressing Gown - Spectrum Noirs DR3,DR5
Pyjamas - Spectrum Noirs CT2, CG2
Clockface - Spectrum Noirs TN2, Promarkers Satin

 The little girl was coloured in with promarkers for the face and Hair and Spectrum Noirs for the rest of her , The light coloured spots on her dressing gown were a blender pen dotted over it to remove the pink, The edge of the watch face was done in a fine Silver Holographic Glitter.
I hope you like her , I'm sure you will be seeing more gorjuss images coming along soon on this blog xx

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Craftingforallseasons Challenge 40
DivasbyDesign/Anything goes
The Pink Elephant ChallengeTPE174-
creative moments Challenge 4 Anything goes
The Paper Girls Challenge /Thank you
ScrapaliousChallenge /be thankful

She also reminds me of the one of the Children we visited at Footprints Care home in Canterbury. Each year over 500 - 2000 bikers (some dressed as bunnies or Santa depending on the date) ride from Whitstable to Canterbury to deliver Easter Eggs in March and Toys in December to the local Children in need  . We normally ride the countryside lanes on decorated motorcycles to Canterbury first to St Nicholas Special needs School  and then onto the Children's home, They are great days out and the general public love to watch along the roadside and of course the kids love all the goodies we bring, so its win win for everybody, even the motorists don't seem to mind waiting while we all ride by!!

This year we hope to do 2 Toy Runs local to us for the Children's Trust, one from Bolney to Gatwick and the other from Croydon to the Children's Trust in Tadworth we will be bringing toys for them to distribute to the children so NO SNOW THIS YEAR PLEASE!!! as they had to cancel last year due to the frozen roads!!
If you would like to see what its all about, just click on the link below to see a typical Toy run..

Reading Toy Run
This is one a lot of our friends attend but its a little to far from where we live for us xx


  1. Oh, very lovely card. I love your coloring. That image is so pretty. Thanks for entering this with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

  2. This is such a great card! I love that tree cut! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Girls!

  3. Beautiful card & I love that tree die. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  4. What a fantastic card .
    Thank you for joining us this time for our Thank You Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
    Good Luck Hugs Elaine

  5. This is gorgeous...Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx


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