Sunday, 24 June 2018

Nikki Burnette's I love Books

Good evening and welcome to my post! Today I am sharing a colouring I have been slowly adding to over the past couple of weeks. I finally finished it about 11pm last night! I've had little time to finish this in one or two sittings, so it has taken me a while to do, but I finally got there.

I used the gorgeous I Love Books image from Nikki Burnette's Spellbinding Images Colouring Book Volume 3 and printed it to roughly an A5 sized image.

I went with traditional Halowe'en colours of purple, green, orange and black and then got stuck on what to do for the background, so went with some purply-grey clouds, which didn't come out quite as blended as I had hoped for, but in real life, they are not quite as stark as in the photo!

Not sure if you can see it either, but the sentiment is covered with clear star gelly roll pen for a touch of glitter too!

At the minute I'm not sure what I am going to do with this colouring, so have just mounted it onto some card, but I might frame it and add it to my wall!

This project is also for

Recipe: 

Stamps: I Love Books from Spellbinding Images Colouring Book Volume 3 by Nikki Burnette

Papers: Pear Pizzazz & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear & Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V01, V12, V15, V17, V09
Eyes - G21, G24, G28
Lips - V22, V25, V28
Skirt - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Black - C5, C7, C9
Orange - YR04, YR07, YR09
Buckle, Key Ring & Bag Clasp - C3, C5
Books in hands - G94, G85, G99
Ribbon - YG11, YG13, YG17
Sentiment - V15, V25, V28, V17, V99, V09
Hearts - V01, V04, V05
Books - C1, C5, C7, W1, W3, YR23, YR24, YR27, YG05, YG07, YG09, E44, E47, E49, G40, G43, G46, V12, V15, V17, V22, V25, V28
Sky - BV0000, BV31, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, Blender

Phew that's a lot of colours! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Last Inspiration Post with Aloha, Lady

Good morning and welcome to my final post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog team. I have decided to step down from this design team, partly because my mojo is not what it used to be and partly because I feel I need a bit of a break from design team crafting, which in turn adds extra pressure at times to create, which again can make me lose that mojo!

I have been part of the team for almost 4 years now and have loved being part of it. The images are just gorgeous and I know I will always use them in my crafting. I would like to just say a huge thank you to Ching-Chou and to Kym for being fabulous ladies to work with! Thank you also to all the other design team members I have worked with over the years - you have all been a great inspiration!

Anyway on to my final card using the gorgeous Aloha, Lady. I love this image and these colours together!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Aloha, Lady from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive & Fresh Fig all from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Garden Patterned Papers from The Paper Boutique, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Soft Sky & Pool Party both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Butterfly Border Die from Whimsy Stamps, Cascadia & Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies all from Memory Box, Diamond Stickles, Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl (I think), Doily from Trimcraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - B02, B04, B06, 100
Lips - V12, V15, V17, V09
Top - V12, V04, V06
Armband - BG53, BG45, BG57
Star in Hair - FV2, V25
Small Flowers - BG45, BG57, BG49, BG09
Small Leaves - YG07, YG09
Big Flowers - BG11, BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49, V91, V93, V01, V04, V05
Big Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67, YG97
Purple on Butterfly - V01, V04, V05
Aqua on Butterfly - BG53, BG57
Butterfly Body - W6, W8

And that's all from me for this post and for this design team! Thanks for stopping and thank you also for all the love and comments I have received for this design team's projects over the years. Don't forget to pop on over to the Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the monthly challenge, Cats or Dogs, whilst you are there too?!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This week I am using the adorable Polka Dot Pals Maeve. I used another of my fave colour combos on this one as well - lilac and pale aqua. Such a pretty combo, don't you think?!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Maeve from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Chit Chat from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Wisteria Wonder (Retired), Pear Pizzazz, Lovely Lilac Prints DSP (Retired) & Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc

Accessories: Flowers from Petal Lu, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT, Doo-Hickey Bon Voyage Foliage Die from Magnolia, Willow Twig 1 Die from Crafts & You Design

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Dress - BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BG10, BG11, BG13
Bow - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Shoes - BV02, BV04, BV08, BG13, BG15
Flowers - BV11, BV13, BV17
Grass - G21, G43, G82, G46, G85

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps & Inspiration Group on Facebook for more fabulous inspiration from the DT this week!

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Paper Shelter Challenge #344 Summer Vibes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is called Summer Vibes, so we would love to see your summer inspired projects!

I used the gorgeous Summer Attitude for my card using lots of bright, tropical colours! Love the sentiment which was in the patterned paper pack I used!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Summer Attitude from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Patterned Papers from Doodlebug, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flip Flop Fun Dies from Your Next Stamp, Sunglasses Dies from Taylored Expressions, Gems from Poundland, Die-Namics Catch A Wave Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - G82, G85
Lips -
Top & Shorts - RV21, RV23, RV25
Sarong - YG21, YG23, YG25
Necklace - T1, T2
Surfboard - V12, V15, V17, Y11, Y15, Y19, RV04, RV06, RV09, YG05, YG07, YG09
Dog - E31, E33, E35, E50, E53, C7, C9, R22, R24
Dog's Sunglasses - W7, W8, W9
Dog's Shorts - B04, B05, B06
Dog's Surfboard - YR14, YR16, YR18
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
Sea - BG000, BG53, BG45, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Sand - Y21, Y23, Y32, Y35, Y26, Y28

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

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Peony Dawn

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for this week for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the gorgeous Peony Dawn grayscale version and the DT were challenged this week to use either pink or blue. No brainer for me really - pink all the way, although I enjoy using blue as well.

I kept this card fairly simply as I printed the image fairly large. I do love how this one came out! Not sure if you can tell, but her wings are covered in clear Wink of Stella which adds such a nice shimmer to the card.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Peony Dawn from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Raspberry Ripple (Both Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Wild Rose Capsule Collection Papers from Papermania

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Die-Namics Stitched Banner Alphabet from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E74, E77, E79
Eyes - YG13, YG17
Dress - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV32, RV34
Wings - RV000, RV00, RV02
Bracelets - YG07, YG09
Flowers - RV14, RV17, RV19
Flower Centres & Berries - RV11, RV13
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky - W5, W6, W7, W8, W9
Moon - W0, W1, W2, W3
Grass - YG93, YG95, YG97

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 fabulous projects from the DT this week and why not join in the monthly challenge, Cats or Dogs, while you are there too?!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Whimsy Stamps June Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Whimsy Stamps. This month, as always, the challenge is an anything goes one and while you don't have to use a Whimsy Stamps image, digital or rubber stamp, to enter, we would love to see you using one.

I used the gorgeous Unicorn Dreams digital stamp for this challenge and gave him/her a rainbow coloured mane and tail to match (sort of) the patterned paper I used. I also didn't have any silver glitter card (or couldn't find any as it wasn't where it should be!), so instead added Stickles to all my visible edges and love all the added glitter on this card. The mane, tail and horn are also covered with clear Wink of Stella for that extra sparkle too!

The sentiment comes from the Norbert and Fiona Playtime stamp set as well.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Unicorn Daydreams & Norbert and Fiona Playtime both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Smoky Slate form Stampin' Up, Rainbow Magic Patterned Papers from Hobbycraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Fur - T0, T1, T2, Blender
Horn - C1, C2, C3, Blender
Mane & Tail - R27, R29, YR04, YR09, Y15, Y19, YG21, YG25, B02, B04, B63, B66, V04, V06
Hooves - T1, T2, T6
Flowers - V22, V25, FV2
Sky - B0000, B000, B60, B01, BG11, BG90, YR30, YR31
Grass - YG01, YG13, YG09, YG17, YG63, YG67, YG97

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

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #191 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my GDT post for the new challenge from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Our challenge is Anything Goes as always adn although you don't have to use a stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps to join in, we sure would love to see your cards and projects using one!

I am using the newly released Pick Up Truck, Beach Themed image. I sure do wish we lived closer to the beach and that it was a bit warmer here in the UK except for like 3 weeks in the summer, when it is beach weather. The closest beach to us is about 1 -2 hours away depending on the traffic and then it is always heaving when it is hot and you can barely move there!

Anyway here's my truck all loaded, ready for a day of fun at the beach, so I had to create a seaside scene with my new waves dies!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Pick Up Truck Merged Beach from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Summer Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella

Papers: Tempting Turquoise (Retired), Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit (Retired), Soft Sky (Retired) & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Tempting Turquoise (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Stitched Wave Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn, Head In The Clouds Dies from Die'Sire

Copics Used:
Truck - R35, R37, R39
Surfboard - B02, B04, B06, Y13, Y15, Y19
Fork & Green on Ball - YG05, YG07, YG09
Spade & Orange on Ball - YR04, YR07, YR09
Bucket - B24, B28, B29
Towel - Y04, Y06, Y08, YR14, YR15, YR16
Smiley Face - Y32, Y35, Y38
Bumper - C1, C2, C3, C5
Tyres - C5, C7, C9
Car Lights - Y15, Y18, Y19, YR02, YR04, YR07
Glass - 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 Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Simply B Stamps June Progressive Challenge - Beauty Comes

Good afternoon and welcome to my post for today! I was super excited to win the progressive challenge last month for Simply B Stamps and my prize was this month's progressive image for free plus a $12 gift certificate to the Simply B Stamps store, so I managed to buy a few of the new mermaid and a couple of other cuties, so expect to see some of those coming to my blog soon!

Anyway here's my card...it's not quite me and my bestie, but as close as I could make it. She's the thin, gorgeous one in purple and I'm the blonde, bigger one, although my hair is longer than that! I used our favourite colours, pink for me, purple for Michele and black for us both!

This card is also for
Shopping Our Stash #357 Our Favourite Things (Mine are pink and ribbon, although these Nuvo Drops are fast becoming my favourite glitter glue too!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Beauty Comes from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Basic Black & Perfect Plum (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Card blank from stash, Afternoon Tea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Ribbon from Stash, Ruby Slippers Glitter Dots from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Blush on Right Girl - R11
Blonde Hair & Eyebrows - E51, E53, E55
Eyes - YG11, YG13, YG17
Pink Lips - R81, R83, R85
Pink Top - RV32, RV34, R85
Auburn Hair - E08, E09, E15, E18
Auburn Eyebrows - E15, E18
Purple Lips - V12, V15, V17
Purple Top - V01, V04, V06, V09
Eyeshadow - V91, V93, V95, V99
Shorts - C5, C7, C9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps June Challenge - Cats or Dogs

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is called Cats or Dogs and we would love to see your projects using one of the images in Ching-Chou Kuik's store, but you can of course use another image if you so wish.

I used the gorgeous Lavender Night Adventure and went for a pastel colour scheme this time. It feels like an absolute age since I last coloured hair in blonde and really do love this colour combo!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Lavender Night Adventure from Ching-Chou Kuik, Compact Sentiments Part One form Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Basic Grey both from Stampin' Up, Lilac Woods Papers from Whimsy Stamps (Retired), Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set & Doily both from Martha Stewart, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Eyes - B32, B34, B37
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Top - RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19
Wings - RV10, RV11, RV13, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
Lavender - BV11, BV13, BV17
Cat - R00, R11, W2, W3, W5, W6, W9, G05, G07, RV11, RV13, RV14
Mountains - BV23, BV25, BV29
Moon - C00, C3, BV20, BV31
Sky - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
Flowers - V15, V17, V09
Leaves - G28
Grass - G82, G21, G46, G85, G94, G99
Flowers in Grass - V0000, V17, RV25

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 fabulous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?! As always there are some fantastic prizes to be won!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post - Polka Dot Pals Morgan

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This week I am using the other newly released football/soccer player digital stamp, Polka Dot Pals Morgan. I coloured him up in blues this time and will definitely be adding this image to my go-to list of male stamps to use! He's fab for those hard to make guy cards!

This card is also for


Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Morgan from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Star Prints from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Tempting Turquoise (Retired) & Pacific Point both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc

Accessories: None

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Blue - B14. B16. B18
Boots - B37, B39
Shading on White - C0
Ball - C0, C5, C7, C9
Grass - G24, G14, G05, G17

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge is still on for another week, so you still have time to join in!