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The Paper Shelter 9th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hopand this is in celebration of their reaching their 9th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is always popular! If you have landed here from Patsy's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you won't want to miss out on this one! 
Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website Each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commentor a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

And here's my card using the adorable Santa Selfie. I just had to use him for this bloghop to celebrate the fun…
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LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #21 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my first official challenge as part of the LeAnn's World 101 Design Team. Our challenge this month is an Anything Goes challenge which is always a popular one.

I used the gorgeous Christmas Girl With Treefor my card to add another Christmas card to my ever increasing pile. I seem to keep adding people to my Christmas card list, so need more and more! I think I may run out of time before I get them all made though!


Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Girl With Tree from LeAnn's World 101, Yummy Christmas from Stampin' Up
Papers: Real Red & Garden Green both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from stash (can't remember their name!), Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Ribbon from Stash, Gems from Poundland, Diamond Stickles
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59 Eyes -  G43, G46 Shorts & Bow - G03, G05, …

LeAnn's World Black Friday Sale!

LeAnn's World 101 are having a fantastic Black Friday Sale! Go check it out! 

Happy December!

Good morning! I can't quite believe it is already December! 17 more days at work until we break up for the Christmas holidays. 24 more days to get ready for Christmas! Are you ready?! I know I'm not yet!

Anyway on to today's card. I used the fabulous Thanks A Latte stamp set from Lawn Fawn to make a wintery feel, yet warm and yummy card! I think this set is such a cute one, despite the fact that I don't drink hot drinks at all really, just the occasional hot chocolate if I'm really cold!

I love this combo of red, aqua and white for Christmas cards and now I have bought some new patterned papers in this combo, I will be making lots more! And I finally found my Big Shot platform so I can emboss cards again with my embossing folders - I have the magnetic plate for my dies so never use the original platform and after a hunt the other weekend, I found it tucked behind my set of drawers which hold random crafting stuff!

This card is for The Sketchy Challenge #159 Christma…

Something Else on Saturday #36 Featuring Snow Buddies from My Favorite Things

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I have been buying loads of new Christmas stamp sets recently and this Snow Buddies set from My Favorite Things was a definite must-have set. I love these cuties!

I stamped the images and fussy cut them after colouring, so I could add them to my distress inked sky and die cut snow drifts! I suck really badly at masking images and inking round them, so for me this way works much better! I kept the rest of the card fairly simple as I like to have a few flatter cards for posting.

This card is for Creatalicious Challenge #176 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #176 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge #124 Anything Goes My Time To Craft Challenge #411 Christmas Scene Polkadoodles Challenge Week 48 Anything Goes The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge Christmas
Recipe:
Stamps: Snow Buddies from My Favorite Things
Papers: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Falling In Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' U…

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101. I was very honored to be asked to join this DT after my guest designer card forthis month's challengeand as I love LeAnn's images, I jumped at the chance! So here I am with my project for this month's inspiration using the adorable Snow Friends image, which I printed a little big, but it works perfectly on this 5 x 7 inch sized card!

This card is also for Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 47 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge 326 Winter/Holidays Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #458 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Snow Friends from LeAnn's World 101, On Thin Ice from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Real Red, Garden Green & Regals DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks fro…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #408 Blast From The Past

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for this week's challenge from The Paper Shelter. Our challenge is called Blast from The Past and you can interpret that title in whichever way you like. I sort of did a double meaning in that I used an old digital stamp, Christmas Shopping, from the Paper Shelter that was released in 2015, so from the past! I also think the lovely lady doing her Christmas shopping definitely looks like she is from another era!


How are you all doing with your Christmas shopping if you celebrate it? I'm about half way done with mine, just the other half of the boyfriend's to buy, friends and my dad's and maybe work colleagues a little something!

Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Shopping from The Paper Shelter, On Thin Ice & Festive Fairies both from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Regals DSP (Retired) & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Night of Navy & Smoky Slate both fro…

Faery Ink Inspiration Post

Good Morning and welcome to my Inspiration Post for Faery Ink for this week. Today I have made another Christmas card (I do need lots!) using the gorgeous Spirit of the Holidays Fairy digi stamp, which is only available from Faery Ink's Patreon subscription.


You can read more about this card on my Faery Ink blogpost.


Something Else on Saturday #35 Featuring Girl's Christmas Stocking from All Dressed Up

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! I think I am now in full Christmas card making mode! How are you all doing with your Christmas/winter cards? Do you send lots out? I know I do!

This week I am sharing one of my favourite All Dressed Up digi stamps - how adorable is this little girl with her Christmas stocking?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Girl's Christmas Stocking from All Dressed Up

Papers: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Happy New Year Digi Patterned Papers from Raspberry Road Designs, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Ribbon from stash, Gems from Poundland, Snowflake Love Pendant Die & Shimmering Snowflakes Dies both from Memory Box, Christmas Card Dies from Bo Bunny, Peeking Snowflakes Dies & Snowflake Border, Corner and Tag Dies both from Creative Expression,

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, …

Something Else on Saturday #34 Featuring Lady Bea from JMC Designs

Good morning and welcome to today's Something Else on Saturday post! I am hoping that this one goes live properly this week! I received this digi as a freebie from JMC Designs through the Kit & Clowder Facebook group and I love this funky design! I think I may have to purchase some more of Julia's digis!

I have seen loads of these tall card designs around again recently (They were all the rage when I first started crafting), so bought some card blanks and I love using them for a different shape to my usual square! It was a perfect shape for this image as she remained centre stage whilst still being able to add enough embellishments too! The sentiment was part of the patterned papers and thought it fit the feel of this image perfectly as well!


Recipe:
Stamps: Lady Bea from JMC Designs
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight & Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers