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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Faery Ink Facebook Challenge for October - Hallowe'en or Fall

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge in the Faery Ink Facebook group. Our theme this month is Hallowe'en or Fall. Not everyone does Hallowe'en, but being a huge fan of all the Hallowe'en images Amanda has in the store, I couldn't say no to Hallowe'en!

I used the gorgeous Demera Ghost of Lenore for my card and for nce kept it fairly simple. She is such a beautiful, elegant image and I wanted to create a more serene feel to my card! I have to admit I don't know Edgar Allan Poe's poems very well, so have just gone and bought a book  for my Kindle with lots of his stories and poems in ready to read when I finish the book I am currently on! (Darkness Falls by Keri Arthur if you're interested - fabulous series and this is the last book!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Demera Ghost of Lenore by Faery Ink, Happy Owl-oween by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Basic Grey both from Stampin Up, Eerie Patterned Papers from Basic Grey, Oct 31 Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copics Markers

Accessories: Passe Partout Oval Die CR1241 from Marianne Creatables, Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair - V0000, V000, V01
Eyes - B32, B34
Dress - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
Sky - T1, T2, T4
Moon - C00, C0, C1
Raven & Necklace - C5, C7, C9, Y35, Y38
Gravestone - W00, W3, W5, W7, W9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous cards and projects from the DT and why not join in the fin whilst you are there too?!


The East Wind Sponsors Left of Center Creative Challenges

Good Morning and welcome to an extra post from me for The East Wind. The East Wind is sponsoring Left of Center Creative Challenges this week to help them celebrate their 150th challenge. The theme this time is Hallowe'en and as Unky has just released a fabulous new Hallowe'en image, i thought I would join in too!

I used the fabulously evil looking Just One Bite and attempted to draw a woodland scene around her to make it look like she was walking out of the woods to tempt some poor young girl with her juicy, yet poisonous apple! I thought the Trick or Treat sentiment quite fitting as well, as you never know until you bite that apple if it is a trick or a treat! LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: Just One Bite from The East Wind, Happy Owl-oween from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Black Card Base from Hallowe'en Kit from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Halloween Scary Sparkles Patterned Papers from My Mind's Eye, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C00, C2, C3
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Skirt - W5, W7, W9
Cape - C5, C7, C9
Staff & Trees - E74, E77, E79
Orb - YG21, YG23, YG25
Moon - C00, C0, C1, C2
Clouds - T1, T2, T4, T6
Sky - W00, W1, W3, W5
Grass - G02, G07, G99, YG09, YG67

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the new challenge from The East Wind as well which went live today too!

The East Wind Challenge In The Pink

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. This week our challenge is called In The Pink and we are asking you to use the colour pink or create a Breast Cancer Awareness project. I decided to go with the pink project, even though Breast Cancer Awareness is a cause very close to my heart.

I have used the gorgeous new freebie, which you can get from the newsletter this month and if you haven't signed up for it yet, head to The East Wind blog to find out how! I also used some of my new patterned paper from Stampin' Up for this one and these papers are just perfect for my pink, black and white colour fix! One of my fave combos!


Recipe:

Stamps: Ashley Pink Ribbon Day from The East Wind, Fashion from Joy Crafts

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black & A Pop of Pink DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon & Basic Black Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Card Candi from Craftwork Cards

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair, Lips & Shoes - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Eyeshadow - RV21, RV23
Jeans - C3, C5, C7, C9
Top - RV23, RV25, RV29
Ground - W00, W1, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The East Wind challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Paper Shelter Challenge #266 Blooming Days

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is entitled Blooming Days, so we want to see some flowers on your creations, either in the image itself or added as an embellishment. An easy one, right?

I used the gorgeous Charmy Bunny for my card and added some die cut flowers using the same coloured card and patterned paper as I used on the card itself. I do love these colours together!


Recipe:

Stamps: Charmy Bunny from The Paper Shelter, Embellishments & Take Three Summer both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum & Always Artichoke both from Stampin' Up, With Love Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake & Always Artichoke all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon & Neutrals Brads (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160 from Joy Crafts, XXL No 38 Crea-Nest-Lies Dies from Crealies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Lips - RV63, RV66
Shorts & Shoes - E74, E77, E79, Y26, Y28
Purple - RV63, RV66, RV69
Bunny - E53, E55, E57, R20, R30
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Ground - E40, E41, E42

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 gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there is a fabulous prize to be won!

Challenge prize badge

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Di's Digi Designs Challenge Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge from Di's Digi Designs. This fortnight our challenge is an easy one - you have to use ribbon, twine and/or lace on your project. Always an easy for me as I very rarely have a card without one of those.

I used the adorable Izzy Witch (found on the Hallowe'en page here) for my card and added both twine and ribbon. I thought I would colour her skin up in green to be a bit like a teenage Elphaba! Love how this one came out.


And a side view to see the easel a bit better...

And the easel part fully open so you can see my spiderweb in the corner...


This card is also for
Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #173 My Favourite Things (Hallowe'en is my fave holiday of the year!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Izzy The Witch from Di's Digi Designs, Witch Hat Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White & Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Halloween Patterned Papers from Doodlebug, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Basic Black & Elegant Eggplant both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pennant Trim Die from Verve Stamps, Spiderweb Border Die from Memory Box, Witch Hat Die from Whimsy Stamps, Spiderweb Dies from Yvonne Creations, Make A Card #8from CC Designs, Happy Halloween Die from Impression Obsession, Spooky Hemp Cord from Lawn Fawn, Charm from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - G20, G21, G24
Hair - BV11, BV13, BV17
Hats & Boots - W5, W7, W9
Dress & Hat Band - V04, V05, V06, V09
Tights - YR15, YR16, YR18, C5, C7, C9
Sleeves & Cat's Collar - G14, G17, C5, C7, C9
Star & Buckles - Y35, Y38
Pumpkin - YR15, YR16, YR18, E13, E15
Cat - T2, T4, T6
Ground - W1,W3, W5
Shadow - W00, W1
Sentiment Hat V04, V05, V06, Y35, Y38, W5, W7, W9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Di's Digi Designs Challenge and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Misty Eyes

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I have used the gorgeous Misty Eyes and went for a monochromatic colour combo, using my fave colour, pink of course.

I distressed all the sides of the patterned papers and mounts for a vintage/shabby chic look too. Love how this card came out.


This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Colour Combo (I love pink with any other colour, but especially love pink and white for a vintage/distress look when teamed with distressed edges!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Misty Eyes from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Love Blossom DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Heart Doily from Dovecraft, Lace from local market, Elegant Flourish Die from Crafts Too, Cascadia & Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies both from Memory Box, Charm from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E74, E77, E79, 100
Top & Pink on Armband and Butterflies - RV11, RV13, RV14
Pale Pink on Butterflies - RV0000, RV000, RV00
Butterflies' Bodies - T4, T6
Background - C00, C0, C1, C3

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 gorgeous cards from the DT this week and why not join in our monthly challenge while you are there too?!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Art By MiRan September's Facebook Anything Goes Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. This month our second challenge is, as always, an Anything Goes challenge, but the optional theme, if you choose to take it, is Hallowe'en or Fall. I love Hallowe'en (just in case you didn't know) and make  heaps of Hallowe'en cars, even though I don't actually send out that many!

I used the gorgeous Morgana for my card and used some of my patterned papers that I bought from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps recently. This image is just stunning, don't you think?!


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Morgana from Art by MiRan

Papers: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Hallowe'en Kit, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Sequins & Felt Pumpkins all from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Hallowe'en Kit, Treat or Treat Captions from Bella BLVD

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20, R30
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Eyes - YG95, YG97, YG99
Lips - V12, V15, V17
Dress - YR15, YR16, Yr18
Jacket - V93, V95, V99
Goo on webs - YG21, YG25
Background - BV0000, BV000, BV00, C0

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

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Conie Fong New Release Inspiration - Ariela Mermaid

Good morning and welcome to my final DT post for Conie Fong. I have decided to step down from this DT to try and give myself a little more free time as work is just mentally crazy this year and I have decided to go and join a gym as well (Eek! Me and exercise are NOT good buddies, but I need to lose some weight and start to get fit!), so won't have as much spare time as I once used to.

Thank you to Conie for inviting me to join her team and for all the lovely images over the last 6 months. Have loved being part of the team and hopefully when I get some free time I will be able to play along once more!

Anyway here is my card using the gorgeous Ariela Mermaid. this card is a little larger than usual at 6.75 inches square, but I do love the extra inch of space!


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Ariela Mermaid from Conie Fong, Treena Twinkles from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Calypso Coral (Retired), Soft Sky, Lucky Limeade (Retired), Crumb Cake & By The Shore DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Calypso Coral Ribbon (Retired), Die-Namics Catch-A-Wave Die from MFT, Ocean Corner Dies from Joanna Sheen, Seashells & Seaweed Dies from Sweet Dixie, Shells from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - YR31, YR21, YR23, YR24
Flowers in Hair - RV91, RV93, RV95
Leaves - YG01, YG63, YG67
Eye - B93, B95
Tail - R01, R02, R12, YR01, YR02, YR61, YR04
Tail Trim & Blue on Top - B34, B37, B39
Sand - E30, E31, E33, YR21, YR23
Green Coral - YG23, G14, G17
Pink Flowers - RV14, RV17, RV19
Starfish - YR04, YR07, YR09
Lime Ferns - YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06
Shells - E30, E31, E41, E42, E43
Blue Flowers - B63, B66, B69
Jellyfish - BG23, RV91, Blender
Rocks - W00, W1, W3
Sea - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG10, BG11

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Conie Fong Facebook group and check out all the other inspiration from the rest of the DT this month. And why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too?!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The East Wind New Release Mexicana

Good Morning and welcome to one of my new release posts for The East Wind. This month I am showcasing the stunning Mexicana. I just had to colour her in red and black and love how beautiful she looks!


Recipe:

Stamps: Mexicana from The East Wind, Fashion from Joy Crafts

Papers: Basic Black & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Card Base from Crafts UK Unlimited, Minnie Mouse Patterned Papers from Disney, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Lace Doily Border 1 Die from Whimsy Stamps, Swirl 3 Die 6003/0003 & Fancy Oval Dies 6002/0258 both from Joy Crafts, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Live Crafts???, Gems from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Black - C5, C7, C9
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Leaves - G82, 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 East Wind blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT for this month's new releases.

Faery Ink September One Day Fae Giveaway - Lahla Tiger Lily Fae

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my post for the new One Day Fae Giveaway from Faery Ink. This month's gorgeous image is called Lahla Tiger Lily Fae and isn't she just beautiful?!

I went with a more tropical colour combo of light orange, violet and lime green and I love how this one came out. I did print her quite large which made it a little more difficult to create a layout I liked, so kept it fairly simple for a change! This card is a 5 x 7 inch card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Lahla Tiger Lily Fae from Faery Ink, Sending Messages from Joy Crafts

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & Sweet Sorbet DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ribbon (Retired) & Inverted Corner Punch (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Pearl Brads from The Hobby House, Fish Tail Banner Die from MFT, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - YG11, YG13, YG17
Lips - V20, V22, V25
Outfit - V01, V04, V05, V06
Wings - V0000, V000, V01, YG11
Leaves - YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17
Flowers - YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04
Sky - B0000, 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 Faery Ink Blog and find out how you can grab ahold of this gorgeous faery for free and why not share all your creations with her in the Faery Ink Facebook group as well. We would love to see what you create with her.