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LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #27 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from LeAnn's World 101. As always the challenge is an Anything Goes challenge, and while you don't have to use an image from LeAnn's World 101 to enter, we love seeing your entries when you do. You also get to enter as many times as you like when using one! 
I used the gorgeous Flutterby Fairy for my card this month and went for lots of bright, summery colours this time. Not sure if you can see in the photo, but her wings are covered with Clear Sparkle Pen and the bees' wings are all coloured with my clear Gelly Roll Pen too, as well as adding some dots for their flight paths! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Flutterby Fairy from LeAnn's World 101, A Little Sparkle from Lawn Fawn
Papers: Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Groovy Guava Prints DSP (Retired) & Lovely Lilac Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Highland Heather from Stampin' Up, Clear Gelly Roll …
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The Paper Shelter Challenge #430 Thank You

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to make a thank you card or project. An easy one and so fitting for a lot of people right now! 
As I was short on time this week, I used one of the pre-printed images with backing paper - A Fairy's Best Friend. This is a great way to make a pretty card if you are in need of one quickly and don't have the time to sit and colour. Shame it didn't actually save me much time as my printer was playing silly games and would not print out in the right colours, so this one is the best of the bunch I printed! I cleaned and cleaned, then deep cleaned and deep cleaned my printer nozzles, then tried realigned the printer heads, but it just didn't want to print the correct shades. I do still think this one came out quite pretty though! 

Recipe:
Stamps: A Fairy Best Friend from The Paper Shelter, Thank You Sentiments (Digital) from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Pink Card, Green Card & Patte…

#mermay Challenge 31 - Free For All

Good morning and welcome to my final #mermay post (hopefully I will get all the other cards made today and tomorrow and back posted!). The final challenge, I chose free for all, so basically anything with a mermaid! 

I have used the gorgeous Mermazing stamp set from My Favorite Things on this DL sized card and I added lots of die cut waves and lots of Nuvo Crystal and Glitter Drops.

Recipe:
Stamps: Mermazing from My favorite Things
Papers: Always Artichoke (Retired), Hello Honey (Retired), Wild Wasabi (Retired), Marina Mist (Retired), Tempting Turquoise (Retired) & Soft Sky (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Card Blank from Anita's
Inks: Marina Mist (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Calming Aqua Crystal Drops from Nuvo, Sea Life Dies from eBay, Stitched Hillside Borders Dies & Stitched Wave Borders Dies both from Lawn Fawn
Copics Used: All Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Top Mermaid - RV14, RV17, …

#mermay Challenge 30 - Celebrations

Hello and welcome to today's #mermay challenge post! I actually managed to post this one on the actual day - a first this month! I really wasn't expecting this whole month long challenge to be this much hard work. Whilst I have really enjoyed all the extra colouring, the actual card making became more of a challenge and the constant refilling of my Copics is a chore as well! If I do it again next year, I will definitely plan it ahead of time! 

Anyway today's challenge is all about celebrations, so I used this gorgeous image from Faery Ink from the Mermaid Birthday Party bundle, called Mermaid Kisses. Isn't she just adorable in her shell holding up a birthday cupcake?! I kept the card fairly simple (more for time reasons than anything else) and just added a few shell die cuts to each corner, but I do love how she came out! 
This card is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Cute Creative Fingers Challenge #187 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #508 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Cra…

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post - Mermaid Tea

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101. As it is #mermay month this month, it was only fitting that I had to use one of LeAnn's mermaid digi stamps! This gorgeous mermaid is called Mermaid Tea. I went for lots of bright colours on this one and then had a really hard time deciding what to do with her! In the end I went with a shaped card and added a few die cuts to it. 

Recipe:
Stamps: Mermaid Tea from LeAnn's World 101
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & Wild Wasabi (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Rainbow Magic Patterned Papers from Hobbycraft, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Shape Art Label 2 Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Diamond Stickles, Under The Sea Edge Die 6002/0330 & Bubbles & Seaweed Dies 6002/0496 both from Joy Crafts, Seashells & Seaweed Dies from Sweet Dixie
Copics Used:

#mermay Challenge 27 - Chilling

Hello everyone! today's mermaid challenge is called Chilling, so I have used this gorgeous image Coral from Ching-Chou Kuik, who definitely looks like she's chilling amongst all the coral and plants on the sea floor! 

I went for a very bright colour combo on this one and tried to use some of my scraps up on this one! I decided to go for an ombre hair colour combo as well on this one and I really like how it came out. 

Recipe:
Stamps: Coral from Ching-Chou Kuik, Mermaid Dreams from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Crushed Curry & Melon Mambo both from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Patterned Papers from Doodlebug, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Gems from Poundland
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19 Eyes - 100, BG05, BG07 Lips - RV95, RV99 Top - Y35, Y38, RV19 Tail - RV00, RV02, RV04, Y00, Y02, Y04, Y06 Sea - B000, B00, B01, B02, B04 Bubbles - B04, B06 Sa…

#mermay Challenge 26 - Other Sealife Creatures

Hello everyone! Today's #mermay challenge is to use other sealife creatures, so any animal that has not already featured on my list! 

I guess strictly speaking otters are more river creatures than sea life, but I love these cuties with their mermaid friend, so that's what I'm using! This image is another of Sweet November Stamps mermaids - Shimmer Redkelp and Otto the otter. 
I inked the background up first and then cur lots of vellum waves and added them to the top, gluing the edges round the back of the inked card. Love the effect the vellum has given to this image. 

Recipe:
Stamps: Shimmer Redkelp and Otto from Sweet November Stamps, Little Darling Mermaid from Your Next Stamp
Papers: Sweet Sugarplum (Retired), Coastal Cabana & Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Patterned Papers from Doodlebug, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, White Vellum from Anita's 
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Tumbled Glass, Broken China…

#mermay Challenge 25 - Daydreaming

Hello everyone! I'm back again with another of my #mermay challenge cards. I had a monster session today, making up several of the images that I have coloured into cards, but I still have loads more to go, so will be playing catch up for ages I think! Today's challenge is daydreaming, so I used this gorgeous scene from Lacy Sunshine/Colour of Love. I'm not sure when Heather Valentin changed the name of her store or when I got this image, but I have had it a while. 

This image took me ages to colour and nearly all my blues and blue-greens for the sea ran out, so lots of blending was needed to get it looking a bit smoother and not as sticky! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Rory's Magical Under The Sea Kingdom from Lacy Sunshine/Colour of Love, Under The Sea Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella
Papers: Daffodil Delight & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Crystal Effec…

#mermay Challenge 23 - Cave

Hello everyone and welcome to today's #mermay challenge post. Today's challenge is to include a cave in my mermaid project, so I used some digi stamps from Sweet November to create this underwater scene with the cute mermaid visiting her little eel friend in his cave! 

To create this scene, I used Word to arrange my digis from Sweet November Stamps - Siren Seafoam and Elektra, Ocean Background 1 and Ocean Background 2 sets. It did take a while to colour, but I love how it came out! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Siren Seagfoam and Elektra, Ocean Background 1 & Ocean Background 2 all from Sweet November Stamps, Swimming By To Say Hi from Time For Tea Designs
Papers: Melon Berry & Royal Velvet both from Papertrey Ink, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E50, E51, E41, E42, E43, E55 Leaves in Hair - YG13, YG17 Eyes - G43, G46 Eyebrows - E55 Lips, Top & Trim - RV10, RV32, RV34 Tail - BG0…

Faery Ink Inspiration Post Featuring Birthday Cupcake Appleblossom Mermaid

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Faery Ink. As the month of May is also known as #mermay and Amanda is a huge fan of mermaids, it was only natural that this month's new releases at Faery Ink wer all mermaids!
I got to play with this gorgeous mermaid - Birthday Cupcake Appleblossom, sitting on her cake, ready to share in someone's birthday celebrations! 
I used my new Dutch Doobadoo Stepper Label stencil for this one and I think I did it right! It's so hard to "see" it sometimes and there's never a video about when I need one! I do wish they would create a construction video or step by step tutorial when they bring out a new stencil as sometimes I find it hard to visualise what I am supposed to be doing! 
Anyway.... here she is.
And here's a close up of her, so you can see that beautiful smile a bit better! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Cupcake Appleblossom Mermaid from Faery Ink
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo &…