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Friday, 29 July 2016

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge Anything Goes

Hello everyone and happy summer! My summer holidays are finally here, so I now have lots more me time, which means lots more crafting time! Yay!

It's time for the new Anything Goes challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team and this month the optional theme is to make your project a girly one! Nice and easy right?! Think pinks, purples, butterflies, flowers, ribbons, lace, anything girly!

I used the gorgeous Spring Blushes for my card, which I have had printed for ages, but thought she was a bit too big for a card, but I found out she wasn't at all! I do think this hot weather is affecting my Copics though as they wouldn't blend properly on this image at all.


This card is also for
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #169 A Walk In The Garden (OK she's really sitting in the garden, but I think it will count!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Spring Blushes from Art by MiRan, Welcome to This World Greetings from Joy Crafts

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns Paper from Deco Time, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon & Twine (both retired) & Finishing Touches Edgelits all from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Flowers from The Range & Wild Orchid Crafts, Glitter Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tiny Scallop Tag Dies from Verve Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - G82, G85
Dress - RV21, RV23,RV25
Shoes - E21, E23, E25
Flowers - RV11, RV13
Grass & Leaves  G20, G24, G43, 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 the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

All Dressed Up 3000 Member Freebie

Good afternoon and welcome to a fabulous event from All Dressed Up. We have reached 3000 members in our Facebook group and to celebrate Wendy is giving away this fabulous image for free!

I thought the time theme was appropriate so pulled out my fairly new set from Clearly Besotted to add some fab sentiments and the clock was on the brown sheet of patterned paper, but I ended up covering it too much, so used another sheet to cut this one out of and added it over the top.


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Time To Celebrate (3000 Member Freebie) from All Dressed Up, It's Your Time from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Curiosity Corner Patterned Papers from Trimcraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist & Cherry Cobbler both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Vanilla Rose Trim from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Left Girl 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R11
Hair - YR31, YR21, YR23, YR26, E18
Jeans - B93, B95, B97
Top - B41, B21, B45, E47, E49
Boots - E47, E49

Right Girl
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E79
Dress - R46, R56, R89, R59
Belt & Shoes - YG95, YG97

Ground - E40, E41, E42, E43
Champagne - YR30, YR31

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the All Dressed Up Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous inspiration using this fabulous freebie image from the rest of the DT.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Faery Ink New Release - Ophelia in Wonderland as Alice

Good Morning and welcome to another fantastic release from Faery Ink. This month Amanda also continues her fabulous Ophelia in Wonderland collection and this time it is as Alice. I have been toying with the idea of making a rando scrapbook of my colourings/creations instead of making cards all the time and today I am sharing my first entry.

I had loads of fun making this as the size was a bit bigger and I didn't feel like I had to conform to any sort of sensible card sentiments either. Usually I feel that they have to make sense, so that the card can be used (not that most of mine are as they are all stored in boxes!), but I just kind of went with it today!

I just love how this turned out and will definitely be adding more to this scrapbook.


This project is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Ophelia in Wonderland as Alice from Faery Ink, Typewriter Keys from Joy Crafts, Mat Stack 1 Collection from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) & Bella Bleu DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) & Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Mug, Cup & Saucer Die 6003/0022 & Afternoon Tea Border Die 6002/0398 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - B21, B23, B24
Dress & Bow- B32, B34, B37
Apron - B60, B63
Red - R24, R27, R29
Cake Frosting - R81, R83, R85
Cupcake Case - E71, E57, E74
Cork - E97, E99
Bottle - YG03, YG05, YG09

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 check out all the new releases this month - you will love them all. Why not pop on over to the Faery Ink Facebook Group and join in the monthly challenge there as well?!

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. I have to admit I almost forgot to do my card for this challenge as it is not my usual week for my team's turn at doing the Paper Shelter challenge, so huge apologies to my teamies for not being on time and a bigger apology to Shirley for being so last minute  with it!

Anyway here's my card using the gorgeous Art Nouveau Bloom. Love this image!


Recipe:

Stamps: Art Nouveau Bloom from The Paper Shelter, Fluttering By from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Lost Lagoon (Retired), Whisper White & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts UK Unlimited, Cardboard Patterns Paper from DecoTime

Inks: Lost Lagoon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & In Colors Sequins (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Leavenworth & Cascadia Butterfly Trio Dies both from Memory Box, Circle Delights Dies from Spellbinders, Double Scallop Border Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E50, E21, R20
Hair- E70, E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E70, E71, E74
Lips & Pink Flowers - R32, R43
Dress - BG01, BG53, BG05, BG07
Ring - R0000, R00, R01, R22, BG53, BG0000, BG000, B00
Aqua Flowers - BG11, BG13, BG15
Stems - G05, G07
Butterflies - BG45, R30, R32, T4
Centre Circle - E50, E51, E53, 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 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?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Animals

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments. This week our challenge is animals, so we would love to see you use images of animals on your cards and projects. Suzette has a great range of different animal stamps in the Crafty Sentiments store, so why not head on over there and have a look!

I used the gorgeous Strawberry Delight for my card - a perfect image for summertime, don't you think?


Recipe:

Stamps: Strawberry Delight from Crafty Sentiments, Strawberry Patch Sentiments from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Berry Sweet Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from Craft UK Unlimited

Inks: Basic Black & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks

Accessories: Berry Sweet Strawberry Die 6002/0453 from Joy Crafts, Gems from Poundland, Flowers from stash, Doily from eBay, Old Swedish Lace Die from Magnolia

Copics Used:
Bunny - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, R30, R22
Wheelbarrow - E33, E35, E37
Strawberries - R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Flowers - Y0000, Y21, Y23 
Leaves - YG91, YG93, YG95
Grass - YG63, YG25, YG61, YG05, YG11

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 fabulous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Faery Ink New Release Inspiration Post - Lahla Lady Drake

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for one of the fabulous new releases from Faery Ink. This time I have picked to use Lahla Lady Drake. Dragons are a fave fantasy animal of mine, so this image just called my name! LOL

I was stuck for colour ideas as I tend to go for the same ones with dragons and then found these old  papers and thought they would make a change yet still keep to a fairly natural colour scheme.


Recipe:

Stamps: Lahla Lady Drake from Faery Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz & Spice Cake DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: More Mustard Ribbon (Retired), Neutrals Buttons (Retired) & Pool Party Baker's Twine all from Stampin' Up, Gilded Ovals Dies from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E02, E21, R20
Lips - R20, R21
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - YG13, YG17
Skirt - BG0000, BG01, BG02, BG11, BG32, BG13, BG15 
Bodice - E43, E44, E47
Cloak - YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67
Dragon - Y21, Y23, Y26
Ground - E40, E41, E43

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 check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the DT this month. 



Sunday, 24 July 2016

The East Wind and Kit & Clowder 10,000 Event New Release

Yep another post from me for the Kit & Clowder 10, 000 member party. Being on the East Wind DT we got to play with this image, but it was another one I couldn't find my mojo to help me finish yesterday. Luckily she returned to me this morning and I managed to make this card up!

Just how cute is this Super Chunky image?! I coloured her up to look like my kittie Tallulah, who is a Blue British Shorthair and is a blue-ish, purple-ish, grey-ish colour depending on how the light hits her fur!

Here's a fairly recent picture of her, hissing at me telling me she is NOT under any circumstances going to move out of the way, so I can get my crafting stuff out from its little corner of the bedroom!


And here's my Super Chunky who seems to be loving that basket of wool! Just glad I don't knit as well as I know Tallulah would eat all the wool up! LOL


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Super Chunky from The East Wind, Cat Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Basic Grey & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Paw Print Paper from stash (had it so long no0 idea where I even got it from!), Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

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

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Crea-Nest-Lies Extreme Dies No.2 from Crea-Lies, Strolling Kitties Dies from Poppy Stamps, Paw Print Dies from Paper Smooches

Copics Used:
Cat - BV31, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Basket - E33, E35, E37
Needles - E23, E25, E27
Wool - R81, R83, R85
Bow - V91, V93, V95
Oranges - TR04, YR68, YR09, YR12
Background - W00, W1, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to the East Wind Facebook Group and to Kit & Clowder's to get ahold of this image for free and why not join in the colouring contest over there with this image as well?!

All Dressed Up and Kit & Clowder Event Special Digi Release

Good afternoon and welcome to an extra special post from me today. This weekend Alyce Keegan from Kit & Clowder is celebrating her 10,000 member milestone and All Dressed Up were asked to join in. Wendy has designed a fabulous image which you can get for free by following the links in this photo on Facebook.

A little late to the party as my mojo went off for a walk without me yesterday and I could not get motivated to get this card made up. The colouring took me long enough and it's quite a simple image too! LOL Anyway here's my version of Fairy Swing.


Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Swing from All Dressed Up, Welcome To This World Greetings from Joy Crafts

Papers: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Everyday Spring Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited

Inks: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Doo-Hickey Tilda's Lace Border Die from Magnolia, Isobel Lace Border Die from Joanna Sheen, Framed Out #3 Die from Papertrey Ink, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Flowers from Petallu, Doily from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67
Leaves - YG61, YG63
Branch & Swing - E84, E87, E89
Flowers - RV14, RV17, RV19, RV52, RV55, RV10, RV11, RV13
Butterflies - RV10, RV11, RV13
Sky - B0000, B000, 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 All Dressed Up blog or Facebook group to find out how you can get ahold of this gorgeous image!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Radiant Butterfly

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I have used the gorgeous Radiant Butterfly from this set of 4 mermaid stamps.

I have this thing at the minute for coral and teal together, so tried to use those colours on my card with a few different hues. I also used some of my new birthday goodies on this one - I love my mermaids as I am sure you know, so added a few under the sea dies to my birthday list!


Recipe:

Stamps: Radiant Butterfly from the Mermaid Set from Ching-Chou Kuik, Little Mermaids from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Lost Lagoon (Retired), Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Under The Sea Dies from First Edition, Ocean Corner Dies from Joanna Sheen

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R11
Hair - BG45, BG15, BG18, BG49, BG75, BG78
Eyes - BG53, BG7, Multiliner
Lips - RV02, RV04, RV06
Tail - YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04, R00, R01, R11, R12
Outfit- BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, YR12, YR14, YR04
Jewellery - YR1, YR23, YR24, BG07
Butterflies - BG02, BG05, BG07, YR01, YR02, YR04, T4, T6
Sea - BG53, BG57, Blender Pen

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT this week and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too?!

Friday, 22 July 2016

The East Wind New Release Lucy Loo 'Girls Invented Punk Rock Not England'

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release image for today from The East Wind. There are so many fabulous images that Unky has released this month and I just wish I had more time to play with them all!

I got to choose this fabulous image, Lucy Loo 'Girls Invented Punk Rock Not England' and thought I would add another page to my journal/scrapbook thing. I think it will end up being a decorated quotes book as there are so many fabulous quotes I like that are not suitable for cards really.

I actually didn't have a quote in mind for this page, so went hunting on Pinterest and found this one by Kurt Cobain (RIP). Being a bit of a Nirvana fan back in their heyday, I couldn't NOT use it. It's a fabulous quote and one I can totally apply to myself. I have never been "normal" if there is such a thing, but I have always been the odd one out in my family, not liking what everyone else did, doing my own thing etc etc. I guess I'm a bit more normal now as my job kind of dictates that, but I'm still a rock chick at heart LOL


And here's a close up of Lucy Loo...

This journal page is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Lucy Loo 'Girls Invented Punk Rock Not England' from The East Wind

Papers: Basic Black & Sweet Taffy DSP both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Alphabet & Number Die 6002/0140 from Joy Crafts, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V20, V22, V25, V28
Eyes - G02, G05
Jeans - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Leg Straps - V04, V06, RV52, RV55
Top - RV000, RV04, RV06, RV09
Boots - V12, V17, W5, W7, W9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The East Wind blog and check out all the other gorgeous creations from the DT this month! And why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?!