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Fantasy Friday #25 Featuring Genie Marci from La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. As always I share one of my fantasy creations and this week using one of my new La-La Land Crafts digis, Genie Marci. I love these digis, but like most of my stamps, I never get round to using them as often as I would like! she is. I used some old retired papers from Stampin' Up and then my previously unused Twinkle Star die from Creative Expressions, which was the perfect background for her!

Stamps: Genie Marci from La-La Land Crafts
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Island Indigo (Retired) & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Gorgeous Grape Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Twinkle Star Die from Creative Expressions, Die-Namics Stitched Cloud Edges Dies from MFT, Gems from Papermania
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - C5, C7, C9 Lips - …
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The Paper Shelter Challenge #366 Digital Image

Good morning and welcome to my first DT post of the year forThe Paper Shelter Challenge. This week our challenge is for you to use a digital image and what better excuse is there than browsing the Paper Shelter store to find a fabulous new image to use in this challenge.

I used the adorable Unicornmaniato make a cute card. I used pastel colours for this one, which I hardly ever use and I really love the softness of the whole card and image together.

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Stamps: Unicornmania from The Paper Shelter, Magical Friends from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Highland Heather, So Saffron, Whisper White & Pink Pirouette (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It …

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to this week's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post. I coloured this cutie up a while ago and never got round to adding her to a card, so her she is today. This cute mermaid is Polka Dot Pals Brittany.

I now have quite a few mermaid themed patterned papers set and I used the Let's Be Mermaids from Echo Park on this card and added some of the sticker fish as well after cutting the white edges off them as they looked odd with the white. Think they look much better now!

This card is also for Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 2 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Make It Sparkle Crafty Creations Challenge #382 Anything Goes

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Brittany from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, Summer Starfruit (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (Retired), Gumball Green (Retired), Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Island Ind…

Fantasy Friday #24 Featuring Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn

Happy Fantasy Friday! Welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. This week I have used the gorgeous Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn, which I bought as a digi stamp from Crafts and Me years ago before they closed down.

As I went for such as colourful image, I actually had a hard time finding some patterned papers that would match, so in the end I decided to just go with these black, white and pink papers to pull out those colours in the image. I think it worked pretty well though!

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Stamps: Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn, Sparkle from Craftin' Desert Divas

Papers: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist & Pop of Pink DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

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Faery Ink American Football Tomte Gnome

Good morning and welcome to my first post of the new year for Faery Ink. I have used this cute American Football Tomte Gnomefor my card and you can read more about it onmy post on the Faery Ink blog

That's all from me for this post today! Thanks for stopping by folks! 

Whimsy Stamps Coffee Break Winter Scene

Good morning and welcome to another random post from me! I love having extra time during the holidays to just sit and colour (although I am sure I really should be doing the colouring classes I still have not yet done!), but I loved this cute image that was actually the Kit and Clowder Pencils Class image (with a different background), but I bought it with the winter background and did my own thing with the colours.

I don't use pencils and only have a set of 24 polychromos from years ago. To be honest, I don't like how pencils look as much as Copics, so have no interest in learning how to use them. I do however like a lot of the images for the pencils colouring classes, so tend to buy them and colour them up my way! he is. You can't see in the photo at all, but all the snow is covered with clear Wink of Stella for an touch of shimmer. I have quite a few of these colourings now, so am going to buy some clip frames to put them all in and put them up somewhere i…

Fantasy Friday #23 Featuring Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks

Good morning and welcome to my first Fantasy Friday post of 2019! This week I have chosen to use the adorable Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks to be a large, general occasion card. This greeting could be used for birthdays, thank yous or just a general hello type card. I like having a few like this on hand so I have one if I need one!

This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #286 3-2-1 Recipe Crafty Catz Challenge #443 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 1 Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #39 Things With Wings Tiddly Inks Challenge #221 Anything Goes Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Stamps: Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks
Papers: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) & Perfect Plum (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft & You Design, Make It Colour Blending card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.
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Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte Slider

Good morning! I have another Lawn Fawn card for you again today - I have fallen in love with these cute stamps and I am also loving all the interactive dies they are releasing at the minute as well. I got the Double Slider Surprise die set in the sale, so it cost me just over £20 instead of the £26 it was originally and I just loved using it to make this card. I can't wait to make another one and have so many ideas on how it could be used!

Anyway, here is my Thanks A Latte card, another new set for me, although I'm not a coffee or tea drinker and only occasionally drink hot chocolate, I loved this set with all the added extras, like the candy canes, marshmallows and cream swirls. Next time I will add some cute faces to the cups and mugs I think!

Anyway here is the card closed. Hopefully the arrows on the pull out tabs are obvious!

And opened....

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Lawn Fawn Winter Skies Christmas

Good morning! I had some spare time over the Christmas and New Year holidays and finally managed to get my hands on a copy of Winter Skies, which was completely sold out everywhere in the UK before Christmas! So anyway I made this card, ready to add to next year's Christmas card pile!

I thought I would go for lots of glittery snow on this one and added the stitched mountains and hillside borders to add to the scene. I used the colour palette from the latest Lawn Fawn challenge to colour the sky, although I did end up covering lots of it with all those mountains!

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Happy New Year!

Good morning! I usually do a favourites post of all my cards of the year on New Year's Eve, but I forgot this time! So here it is today instead!

I made quite a few changes with the design teams I was on last year. I felt I was spending so much time making projects for the design teams that I lost my mojo and my love of crafting a bit. At times, it felt a bit like a chore, but I have now dropped down to three teams and have more time to do more of my own crafting which makes me much happier! I get to use the images and make the cards in my own style, rather than having to be prescriptive so often!


Delicious Doodles was a small DT that I was on, but unfortunately the term didn't last for long as after 12 months, Teri, the owner of Delicious Doodles, decided to close the challenge blog down. My favourite card from being on this DT was actually my last card for this DT - a Gothic wedding card! You can read more about this card here.

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