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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Paper Shelter Challenge #262 Make It Digital

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is to use something digital on your project, which could include a digital image, sentiment or patterned papers amongst other digital products.

I used the gorgeous Enchantress for this project and made another page for my art/quotes journal. Not really sure what I am calling this book, but when I find a quote I like I add it to a page, decorate it and add a cute image too! I love this quote as well and really calls out to me about standing up for what you believe in, to fight for what you think is right!

Anyway here it is. I don't make the pages in this journal too bulky as over time I won't be able to close the book, but a little bit of ribbon and a few flat die cuts are perfect!


And here is a close up of my colouring too...



Recipe:

Stamps: Enchantress from the Paper Shelter

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Haiku DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Alphabet & Numbers Die 6002/0141 from Joy Crafts, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Petite Vinery Dies & Faux Quilled Blooms Dies both  from Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Eyes - YG17, YG67
Cape & Boots - E84, E87, E89
Skirt & Top - E71, E74, E77, E79
Trims & Top of Staff - E53, E55
Staff - E57, E59
Gems - R35, R37

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Monday, 29 August 2016

The East Wind New Release Vacation

Good Morning and welcome to a (slightly delayed) post for one of the new releases from The East Wind this month.I have used the adorable Vacation - love her dress and pretty little hat too!

I went with a pretty purple colour scheme this time to use some of my neglected old papers! I am really bad at buying heaps of patterned paper pads, but forget to use them. This one is an old one from Lili of the Valley, when they used to sell patterned papers.

Anyway here is my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Vacation from The East Wind, Dreamy Days from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Timeless Victorian Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon from Stampin' Up, A2 Bracket Borders One Dies, Oval Nestabilities Dies & Beaded Ovals Dies all from Spellbinders, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Stamens from Live & Love Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - YG63, YG67
Dress - BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Shoes & Belt - YG11, YG13
Hat - E30, E31, E33, E35
Suitcase - E35, E37, E39
Flowers - BV01, BV02, BV04
Leaves - YG13, YG17

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to East Wind have a new challenge starting on Thursday, so remember to pop on back to check out my new card for that challenge too!

Faery Ink New Release Ophelia Vamp Juice

Good Morning and welcome to my new release post for one of the fabulous new images from Faery Ink this month. For those of you who know me, you will know that I love all things supernatural, with vampires and shapeshifters being my fave creatures. I have loved vampires ever since I discovered The Lost Boys in the summer that I was 12! My old friend Nicola and I spent most of the summer going through her dad's video collection and The Lost Boys and Rocky Horror Picture Show soon became our favourites. I think we must have watched them every week that we were there that summer! And almost 30 years later, they are both films I love to bits still and watch quite regularly too.

But anyway here's my latest card for Faery Ink using the gorgeous Ophelia Vamp Juice. I used some of my new Hallowe'en goodies for this one mixed with some old patterned papers too. My copics didn't work so well on this one as the heat affected them, but I think she still looks ok.


This card is also for 
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Shaped Card Base (I love these new dies of mine from Crealies as they are much bigger for a card base than the ones I have used before)

Recipe:

Stamps: Ophelia Vamp Juice from Faery Ink, Valentina Vampire from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Love Letter DSP (Retired) & Witches Brew DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Make A Card 8 Dies from CC Designs, XXL 38 Dies from Crealies, Mini Bats Dies DIE331-D from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E01, E70, R11
Hair - BV17, C7, C9, 100
Eyes - YG01, YG03, YG05
Lips, Corset & Nails - R35, R37, R39
Cloak - BV11, BV13, BV17
Purple on Corset - BV11, BV13
Tomato Juice & Tomato - R24, R27, R29
Celery & Tomato Leaves and Stem - YG03, YG05, YG07

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep popping back to the Faery Ink blog and check out all the other gorgeous makes from the DT this month.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Things With Wings

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs. This fortnight we are challenging you to use things with wings - easy right? There are so many things you could choose from - butterflies, birds, bats, vampires, airplanes, dragons, fairies and so much more!

I chose to use the adorable Butterfly Daisy (which you can find on the Daisy page here) for this card and used some of my new butterfly themed papers that I picked up this week as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Butterfly Daisy from Di's Digi Designs

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns from M & C Boutique, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Butterfly Scallops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Lace & Ribbon both from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress - BV01, BV02, BV11, V25
Trims & Shoes - B63, B66, B69
Tights - BV0000, BV000, BV01
Butterflies - BV0000, BV000, BV01, B12, B14, C3, C5
Net - E31, E33, C0
Flowers - BV11, BV13, BV08
Leaves & Grass - G20,k G21, G24, G28
Sky - BG10, BG11, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #346 - Vintage/Distressed

Good Morning and welcome to my final post as a guest designer for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for the month of August. I have had lots of fun being part of this DT and the girls are all so lovely and such an inspiration too. Thank you so much to Kim for inviting me and for all the goodies too!

This week's challenge is to make a vintage or distressed project. I used one of my new stamps, Icy Fairy, that was on offer a couple of Fridays ago and made a distressed Christmas card. I used my distressing tool on all the edges and added lots of frantage too. Love the icy blue colours as well and I even ventured into using my distress inks for the first time in ages! Love how she came out.


Recipe:

Stamps: Icy Fairy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Soft Sky & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Autumn Basics No XI & Vintage Frost Basics 9th of December Patterned Papers both from Maja Design, Fabriano Cristino Paper

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Markers from Tim Holtz, Cear Wink of Stella, Silver Spica At You Pen

Accessories: Snow Flourish Dies from Wild Rose Studio, Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Snowflake Border & Corner Dies both from Creative Expressions, Gems from Poundland, Flowers from I Am Roses, Berries & Lace from Live & Love Crafts, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous

Distress Inks Used:
Skin - Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany
Hair - Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
Eyes - Stormy Sky
Outfit - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky
Wings & Ground - Weathered Wood

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Art by MiRan Sponsors Passionate Paper Creations

Good Morning and welcome to an extra DT post from me for Art by MiRan. This weekend Art by MiRan are sponsoring the Facebook group Passionate Paper Creations run by the lovely Rhea Weigand, who is an amazing colourist! If you are not a member of the group, do pop on over there for heaps of colouring tips, ideas and inspiration as well as popping in to the Art by MiRan group for all your Art by MiRan inspirations too.

There is a colouring contest going on this weekend using this gorgeous image, Asteria, and I had a little play with her too. You can purchase her for 50% off this weekend only!


And here is my version...I loved the background that MiRan had created in her digital sample and tried to use a similar effect with my Copics, using my blender pen to pick up the colour and mix it all together. Her hair is just gorgeous but my pens were really playing up (I think I have been using them a bit too much recently!) so they didn't quite flick the way I wanted but hopefully it all looks ok!


Recipe:

Stamps: Asteria from Art by MiRan, Star Prints from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Bermuda Bay & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Bermuda Bay & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear & Silver Wink of Stella Pens

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Baker's Twine (Retired), Silver Ribbon & Bermuda Bay Ribbon all from Stampin' Up, Starburst Die from Joanna Sheen, Star Garland CR12780 from Marianne Designs, Straws from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00,. E21, E11, E04, R20, r30
Hair - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Lips & Dress Trim - RV32, RV34
Dress - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Jewellery - RV32, BG53, Blender
Background - RV32, BG0000, BG53, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Passionate Paper Creations and Art by MiRan groups for more fabulous inspirations and to join in this fantastic colouring contest too.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Kit & Clowder Monthly Classes

Whilst I have been on holiday for the last few weeks from school, I have been trying to catch up with my monthly Create & Learn classes from Kit & Clowder as I am almost a whole year behind! How bad is that?! I do intend on doing them every month, but then forget and do all my DT stuff and never get round to doing these, let alone doing the skin and clothing classes, which I really need to finish off as well!

Anyway, here are September, October and November classes from 2015 as well as the current class for August 2016. Thought I would at least get this month's done and in the monthly competition for once!

September's...using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


October's...using an image from Faery Ink


November's... using an image from Tiddly Inks


And finally August's... using an image from La-La Land Crafts


These colourings are also for

Hope you like them all. I love how they all came out - so different and all used different techniques, some of which  haven't used before.

Art by MiRan Facebook Group August Challenge Anything Goes

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for new challenge at the Art by MiRan Facebook group. As always our second challenge of the month is an anything goes challenge, as long as you use an Art by MiRan stamp, which can also include the rubber stamps from Whimsy Stamps. Our optional theme this time is Back to School/School Colours.

My school colours are royal blue, which I don't really like to use on my cards, so instead I used a school themed image and made myself a new pen holder for my desk at work using the gorgeous Box Art Baroque template from Dutch Doobadoo. I used the adorable Bookaholic Kaite and coloured her up in browns with a touch of pink.

And here she is. I kept the box fairly simple using some of my new papers from Anna Marie Designs. I inked all the edges with Crumb Cake and then Chocolate Chip inks for a slightly distressed look.


And here it is all filled in with some random pens. You can't see it, but I added a piece of card as a divider in the middle as all my pens slid down when I added them. This held them up a lot better.


This pen holder is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Bookaholic Kaite from Art by MiRan

Papers: Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Blissful Pink Patterned Papers from Anna Marie Designs

Inks: Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Lace from Poundland, Box Art Baroque Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - ER70, E71, E74
Satchel & Shoes - E13, E15, E18
Outfit - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Buckle & Slide - Y28
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Ground - W00, W1, W3, W5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Faery Ink New Release Ophelia in Wonderland as The Queen of Hearts

Good afternoon and welcome to another DT post from me for Faery Ink. The new release this week is Ophelia in Wonderland as The Queen of Hearts. She is absolutely stunning and I just love her!

I decided to make a shadow box for something different this time, using a shadow box kit from Scrapiniec, available from Noor Design UK. I painted it using black and white gesso before decorating the inside with lots of heart papers and die cuts and then added some roses in each bottom corner. I also added a bow and some more hearts on the outside corners and covered all the hearts with red Stickles. I love how this one came out and will definitely be making another one!


And here is a close up of  my colouring too...


This shadow box is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Ophelia in Wonderland as The Queen of Hearts

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Stacked With Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Spica At You Pen, Black and White Gesso

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Sending Love With Hearts Dies 6002/0253 & Lattice Heart Die 6003/0005 both from Joy Crafts, Precious Hearts dies from Memory Box, Heart Prints Dies from Papertrey Ink, Roses & Stamens all from Wild Orchid Crafts, Xmas Red Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Roses & Hearts - R32, R35, R37, R39
Ruff - R46, R29, R39, R59
Crown - T1, T2, T4
Top - C1, C2, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink blog and Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous inspiration coming your way this month! 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Crafty Sentiments. This week our challenge is the old favourite, Anything Goes. I used the gorgeous Isobel Roses stamp for my card and went for my fave pink and brown combo! Isn't she just beautiful?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Isobel Roses from Crafty Sentiments, Thank You from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP (Retired) & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Lace fro from Marianne Designs, Thank You Dies from Clearly Besotted, Little Bitty Bird Additions Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Roses - RV21, RV23, RV25
Leaves & Grass - YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky - B0000, B000, B00

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!