Friday, 10 August 2018

Fantasy Friday #2 Featuring Giselle by Nikki Burnette

Good morning and welcome to another of my Fantasy Friday posts! I loved Nikki Burnette's images and I printed this one off to a roughly A5 sized image. I took me a lot longer than usual to colour it because of all the different elements as well as the size, but I do love how it came out!

Not sure what I am going to do with her yet, but I think I might frame this one, rather than add her to a card or anything.


Recipe:

Stamps: Giselle in the Spellbinding Images Volume 3 Colouring Book from Nikki Burnette

Papers: Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, Y21, Y23, Y26
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Lips - FV2, V22, V25, V28
Flowers in Hair - RV63, RV55, RV66
Shells - YR20, YR61, YR02
Tail & Teal Top - BG72, BG75, BG78
Purple Top, Belt & Cape - V01, V12, V04, V06
Curtains - RV0000, RV000, RV00
Pillars - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
Water - B000, B00, B52, B02
Vases - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Flowers - RV14, RV17, RV19, V12, V15, V17, G14, G17, Y00, Y11, RV52, RV63, RV55, B63, B66, B69, BV01, BV02, BV04, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky - B60, B91, B93, B95, B97

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

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #195 Anything Goes

Good morning! I am hoping that this post goes live while I am away spelunking in the Peak District (exploring caves to you and me!) I didn't realise there were so many caves to explore up here, so we're spending a week here going through heaps of them. Stuff like this fascinates me and one of the ones we're visiting has an underground boat ride through some old flooded mines. Hope I don't get too claustrophobic down there!

Anyway on to my card for this week's Anything Goes challenge from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I used the gorgeous Jr Hatter Cherry for my card along with the reveal wheel from Lawn Fawn which I have been dying to use!


I also took photos of the other sentiments on the wheel...

The super sentiment didn't work as well as you can see the letters from the words next to it, but as a spinning sentiment is works ok I guess.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Jr. Hatter Cherry from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Reveal Wheel Sentiments from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White & Wild Wasabi (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Berry Sweet Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) & Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up, Reveal Wheel Die from Lawn Fawn, Berry Sweet Cherry Dies 6002/0454 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, E33
Lips - R32, R35, R37
Top - R32, R35, R37, R39
Skirt & Hat - R35, R37, R39, G21, G24, G28
Buckles - Y23, Y26, Y28
Belt, Cuff & Boots - E55, E57, E59
Cherries - R32, R35, R37, R39, R59
Stem & Leaves - G02, G05, G07

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

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Kit & Clowder Classes Catch Up

I am currently on my 6 week summer holiday and boy has the past 2 weeks flown by! I spent a lot of the first week shopping and colouring! This past week I haven't had as much time to sit and colour or craft and definitely haven't had the chase to blog anything until Friday!

Anyways...here's some of my colouring that I did for some of the Kit & Clowder classes that I pay for every month, but hardly ever get round to doing! Naughty naughty me! Some of these were done a while ago (probably in my last holiday back in May), but I haven't blogged them so thought I would just add them all here!

This first one is from February 2018's class... Flowers are not my thing at all, but I really like the shine on these ones!


This one is from March 2018. Really pleased with this all except the sky which I could not get to blend very well, but still looks ok, I think.


The next one is from April 2018's class. Really pleased with this one, even the mice's fur, which I always struggle with! 


And finally this one is from the members' free class For The Boys. Not overly happy with the sleeves on the shirt - I think they need to be darker, but overall really liked doing this one. 


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

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post - Polka Dot Pals Petunia

Good morning! Apologies that this post is late this week, but I have had a personal problem going on this week and I didn't have any crafting time during the week as I had planned originally, but I am now catching up on everything!

For this week's inspiration post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps, I have used the adorable Polka Dot Pals Petunia for this card, using some of my favourite colours to colour her up! I couldn't find a sentiment in my huge pile of stamps that had this sentiment (I am sure I have one somewhere though!), so I used an alphabet stamp to spell it out instead and actual think I prefer it this way!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Petunia from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Labeler Alphabet from Stampin' Up

Papers: Crumb Cake & Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth card from That Craft Place, Card blank from stash

Inks: Real Red & Coastal Cabana both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Stars Edge Punch from Martha Stewart, Flowers & Stamens all from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Dress - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Apron - E41, E42, E43, E44, R37
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Necklace - T4, T6

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 and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT for this week and why not join in our Anything Goes challenge on the blog as well?!

Friday, 3 August 2018

Fantasy Fridays #1 Blanche the Butterfly

Good evening! As I love all things fantasy related I have decided to attempt to do a weekly post using some of the fantasy stamps that i own. Now that I have dropped some of the design teams I was on I have a bit more free crafting time, so I can finally make use of them all rather than sitting unopened in their packets!

This week I have made a birthday card for my very best friend Michele, who loves all things purple. She has now received this card, so I can show it without worrying about her seeing it! I added lots of sparkle to this one with my Stickles and used some of the butterflies from the border punch as little accents in the corners too.

It's not the best photo as I was in a rush to take it before heading out to meet the birthday girl for a coffee and cake date!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Blanche the Butterfly from Stamping Bella, Fairy Tale Mermaid from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Brights DSP & Subtles DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Highland Heather from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Gorgeous Grape Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Flowers, Berries & Stamens all from Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace, Lace Butterfly & Charm all from Crafteezee, Baker's Twine from The Works, Diamond Stickles, Butterfly Scallops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Brown - E44, E47, E49
Dark Purple - V15, V17, V09
Light Purple - V01, V12, V15

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

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #194 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. As always our challenge this fortnight is an Anything Goes one and although you don't have to use a stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps to enter, we sure do love it when you do!

I used the newly released Polka Dot Pals Kaari for my card and decided to colour her up in a rainbow. Unfortunately I didn't have any rainbow coloured papers in the same colours, but I thought these went well enough to continue the rainbow and sparkle theme!

For once I made a really CAS card (well CAS for me!) as I wanted her to take the centre stage!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Kaari from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Sparkle & Shine from Marianne Design

Papers: Basic Black & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Rainbow Magic Patterned Papers from Hobbycraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from Create & Craft

Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay & Pacific Point all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Dress - R24, R27, R29, YR68, YR07, YR09, Y15, Y17, Y19, YG05, YG07, YG09, B24, B28, B29, V12, V15, V17, BG02, BG05, BG07
Wings - R27, YR07, Y17, V15, B28, BG05, YG07, W00, W1, W2
Hairclip - V12, V15, V17
Ladybug - R35, R37, R39, C5, C7, C9

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

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for this week's challenge from the Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is a little different as it is our annual summer break challenge, which means it is an anything goes challenge, but the DT will be taking a break from commenting this time. This just gives our DT some summer time to spend with their families and enjoy their summer breaks too.

I used the gorgeous Lovely Umbrella for my card and used some more vintage colours. These papers are so pretty and I love how well they go with the colours I chose for the image.


Recipe:

Stamps: Lovely Umbrella from The Paper Shelter, Say It With Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum & Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Pretty Floral Paper bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sahara Sand lace (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Brown Ribbon from stash, swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Doily and Pearls both from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E35, E37, E39
Lips - RV55, RV66, RV69
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Bow, Belt & Shoes - E71, E74, E77
Umbrella - E50, E51, E53, E70, E71, E74, RV91, RV93, RV95

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 rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some amazing prizes to be won!

Challenge prize badge

Friday, 20 July 2018

Less Mondays, More Summer

Good morning! I needed to make a couple of male cards for one of my TAs and my Key Stage leader as thank yous at work before we broke up for the summer holidays. I had already coloured all these dolphins and thought I could get away with these being suitable for a man! This sentiment was perfect as well for those of us in the teaching profession as we break up for our 6 week summer holiday this Friday and I cannot wait. I am absolutely shattered!

These cards are also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Make A Splash from Clearly Besotted, Summer Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella

Papers: Tempting Turquoise (Retired), Soft Sky (Retired), Marina Mist (Retired) & Pacific Point all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blanks from Create & Craft

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

Accessories: Stitched Wave Borders Die from lawn Fawn, Clouds Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used: T0, T1, T2, T6, Blender

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

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This week I am using the adorable Polka Dot Pals Kyree to create a summer themed card. Doesn't that huge ice cream look amazingly scrumptious?!

This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Ribbons or Buttons - although I have used both ribbons and a button on this card, I rarely use buttons despite having heaps of them. I just love ribbons and the added colour, texture and layer they bring to a card. With so many different colours, types and patterns, you can't go wrong when adding ribbon to a project! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Kyree from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Summer Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella

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

Inks: Daffodil Delight & White Chalk Pen both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon (Retired), Melon Mambo Button (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Catch A Wave Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55, E57
Dress - Y32, Y35, Y38
Flip Flops & Dress Trims - RV10, RV13, RV14
Cone - E31, E33, E35
Ice Cream - R81, R83, R85, R29, G000, G20, G40, G43, G46, E57, E25, E27, E29
Sea - B00, B02, B04, B05
Sand - Y21, Y23, Y18, Y26, E31, E33
Clouds - C00, C0, C1
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, BG02

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 and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT and why not join in our Anything Goes Challenge over on the challenge blog too!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Paper Shelter Challenge #348 Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Good morning and welcome to my latest post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use ribbon, lace or twine on your project.

I used the gorgeous newly released Little Mermaid on Vacation! image. I just love this digi stamp and added some freehand waves around here for the sea. This was the first time I had done this technique and love how it came out. I added some white chalk pen to the very tops of the waves as well to give it a bit of movement! So happy with how this one came out!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Little Mermaid on Vacation! from The Paper Shelter, Under The Sea Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella

Papers: Tempting Turquoise (Retired) & Pacific Point both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers from Echo Park

Inks: Tempting Turquoise (Retired) & White Chalk Pen from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Lips - V12, V15
Headscarf - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Top - R00, R02, BG72, BG75, BG78
Tail - YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR14, YR15
Coconut - E44, E47, E49
Umbrella - YG01, YG05, YG07
Straw - RV55, RV66
Starfish - YR14, YR15, YR16
Rock - W3, W5, W6, W7, W9
Sea - B00, B12, B14, B16, B18
Sky - B000, BG000, BG53, BG01, BG02, BG05

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 rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!