Saturday, 25 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Be In My Heart

Good Morning and welcome to my last inspiration post for this month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the beautiful Be In My Heart this time and absolutely love how this one came out! Lots of pretty papers and loads of gorgeous embellishments too!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Be In My Heart from Ching-Chou Kuik, Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Sky & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Car Base from stash

Inks: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace & Twine both from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Facebook Store, Flowers from The Range & Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearls from The Works, Doily from stash, Leavenworth & Cascadia Butterfly Trio Dies both from Memory Box, Tiny Tags Die from Papertrey Ink, Label 1 Die 6002/0269 from Joy Crafts, Fanciful Trim Die from Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E43, E44
Eyes - E42, E43, E44
Dress - B0000, B000, B00, B01
Roses - R21, R20, R22
Leaves - YG13, YG17
Butterflies - RV00, RV02, B02, W7
Grass - YG06, G24, G46, G85, G94
Sky - BG0000, BG000

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 projects from the DT for this month's inspiration posts and why not join in our challenge, Love Is All Around, whilst you are there too?!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #282 The Boys Are Back In Town

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is all about the boys, so we would love to see your masculine themed projects. The Paper Shelter have a fabulous range of boys and men images so head on over to find them all here. I used the adorable Urban and Modern Boy for my card and kept it fairly simple for a change.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Urban and Modern Boy from The Paper Shelter, Boy Basics: Game On from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist, Old Olive & Junior Varsity DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Buttons from stash, Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Pennant Trim from Verve Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hat - G40, G43, G46
OMG Badge - B02, B04, B06, YG05, YG07, YG09
Smiley Face - Y15, Y19
Glasses - R24, R27
Eyebrows - E25, E29
Backpack - E33, E35, E37
Top - B02, B04, B05
Jeans - B95, B97, B99
Trainers - YR04, YR07, YR09, C5, C7, C9 
Phone - 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 Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT adn why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Faery Ink New Release

Good morning everyone! I have a new post for you over on the Faery Ink blog, so you will need to head on over there to see it!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Jasmine Becket-Griffith Colouring - Portrait with A Spiderling

Good evening! I thought would share something different with you tonight! I got the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Colouring Book for Christmas as I am a huge fan of hers. I have several of her prints and figurines and was lucky enough to meet her at the Whitby Goth Festival a couple of years ago and spent a while chatting with Jasmine and her husband. Really lovely people!

I spent the afternoon last Sunday colouring away one of the smaller images from her colouring book. I photocopied the page onto my Super Smooth Card, so I could colour it with my Copics and to be honest I don't want to ruin the book with my markers. The paper in it isn't really suitable for Copics anyway and I don't want the colouring to bleed through as there is a description of the following image on the back of the colouring page, which would be ruined! I'm also a bit OCD about things like that and if I did the pages out of order my OCD wouldn't like it! This way I can do them as I like!

Anyway here she is...This image is called Portrait with A Spiderling (You can find the original painting here) and is one of the smaller images where there are 4 to a page. She ended up being about 3 x 4 inches, but her hair took me ages to do! I do love how she came out though! I think I will end up colouring all 4 from the same page and either add to my colouring journal or make some ATC type cards with them and add them to my Jasmine wall in the bedroom!



Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B14, C5, C7, C9
Eyes - BV20, BV11, BV23, BV25, BV29
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Top - BV08, V15,V17, RV66, RV69
Spider - C5, C7, C9
Moon - C1, C2, BV000, BV20
Background - BV0000, BV000, BV00

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Simply B Pastel Goth Lucinda

Good Morning and welcome to my post using this month's progressive challenge image from Simply B Stamps. This gorgeous gal is called Lucinda and our challenge this time was to use the photo below for a pastel goth colour combo! As a former goth in my youth and still very much a "wearing black all the time" kinda gal, this was a perfect colour combo for me! (The only thing that has really changed is that I now have blonde hair rather than black and my lipstick colour tends to be pink now!)

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And here is my card... I went for a two tone colour combo on her hair, which I do think would have looked better if her hair was straight, but I think you get the idea!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Lucinda from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, basic Black & Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Supr Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon & Lace both from Cuddly Buddly, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Flourish Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Eyes - BV23, BV25, BV29
Purple - BV00, BV02, BV04
Black - C5, C7, C9
Green - BG32, BG34

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

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sherri Baldy My Besties New Release - Scan0115 Bloomin' Besties Dolls

Good evening and welcome to my DT post sharing one of the new releases from Sherri Baldy this month. This gorgeous girl is Scan0115 from the Bloomin' Besties Dolls Collection. I used pastel colours this time and some of my new patterned papers.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Scan0115 Blooming Besties Dolls from Sherri Baldy, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand & Falling In Love DSP all from Stampin' Up,  Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (Retired) & Sahara Sand Lace (Retired?) both from Stampin' Up, On The Edge Clote 11 Die from Crealies, Tiara Mini Edgeable Die from Crafter's Companion, Pink 3D Pearl Effects from Dovecraft, Roses and Spray all from Wild Orchid Crafts (I think!)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E27, E29
Eyes, Grass & Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Bow - R81, RV32, RV34, RV95
Dungarees - B12, B14, B16
Top, Heart, Little Flowers & Squares on Flowerpot - RV32, RV34
Blue Flowers & Squares on Flowerpot - B91, B93, B95
Seed Pods - E70, E71, E74
Flowerpot - W00, W1, W3
Soil - E23, E59, E77, E79

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the My Besties Color & Create Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT this month with all the other gorgeous new releases too. 

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Sweet Companion

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the gorgeous Sweet Companion image for my card and just love this gorgeous digi stamp.

I went for a purple and grey colour combo with a touch of pink for the flowers and love how it came out. I'm not very good at colouring animals yet (I do have the class form Kit and Clowder and have it all printed, but not yet found the time to start it!), but I am pleased with how the horse came out.

This card is also for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #110 Use Your Favourite Things (Pretty Images, Flowers, Ribbon & Die Cuts)

Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Companion from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Always Artichoke, Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant both from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft & You Design, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon (Retired) & Corner Rounder Punch both from Stampin' Up, Lace from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Lace Corner 1 Die & Decorative Scalloped Edger Die both from Joanna Sheen, Daisy Dies 6002/6201 & Mery's Twig Dies 6002/0588 both from Joy Crafts, Microbeads from eBay, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R11
Hair - BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Eyes - C7, C9, BV11, BV13
Lips & Flowers - RV52, RV55
Dress - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Horse - C1, C2, C3, C5
Mane - BV0000, BV20, BV23, BV25
Berries - RV66, RV69
Leaves - G94, G99
Background - BV20, BV0000, BV000

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 challenge, Love Is All Around, whilst you are there too?!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Faery Ink One Day Fae Three Little Birds Lahla

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the One Day Fae Giveaway from Faery Ink. This month's gorgeous image is Three Little Birds Lahla and she is just adorable!

I decided to go a bit vintage-y on this one for a change and added lots of pretties! What do you think?

To grab hold of her for yourself, head on over to the Faery Ink blog and check out Amanda's post with all the details on!

This card is also for 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Use Your Favourite Tool (Without a doubt, mine is my Big Shot!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Three Little Birds Lahla from Faery Ink, Little Bitty Bird Additions from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Crafteezee Collection, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Wooden Bird Cage from The Works, Graceful Lace Trim Die from Creative Expressions, Shabby Pink Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Lace, Sparkles, Flowers & Spray all from Crafteezee Collection 

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74
Lips - R20, R22
Eyes - E71, E74, E77
Top - RV10, R81, R83
Wings - E50, E51, E53, RV0000, RV000, RV00
Birds - E50, E53, E55
Background - E40, E41, E81

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 site and our Facebook Group to check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT using this gorgeous image. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sherri Baldy New Release Scan0019 Dolls

Good morning and Happy Birthday to my mum! We're off out later for lunch, but I made this card with her in mind as I know she will love this newly released image from Sherri Baldy. Just look at that huge bow and dress! Love it!

This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Ribbon or Lace (I love both, but prefer ribbon for the styles, colours and patterns and rarely do I make a card without any!)

Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Scan0019 Dolls from Sherri Baldy, Flag Sentiments from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from The Range & Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts (I think!), Round Butterfly Die 6002/0322 & Daisy Border Die 6002/0100 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R11
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, BG10, BG11
Bow & Socks - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Shoes - RV32, RV34, R56
Lolly - Y13, Y17, Y19, YR14, YR16
Earrings - BG13, BG15, RV11, RV13

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the My Besties Design Color & Create Group on Facebook and check out all the other gorgeous new releases from the DT this month.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik February Challenge Love Is All Around

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Ching-Chou Kuik. This month our challenge is called Love Is All Around. An ideal challenge for the upcoming Valentine's Day celebrations, don't you think?

I used the gorgeous Love Is In The Air for this challenge and used some of my new Valentine's themed patterned papers and kept to a red and white theme.

This card is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Love Is In The Air from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps, Sweet Friend from Crafter's Companion

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White & Sending Love DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Roses & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Doo-Hickey Sweet Lovely Lace Die from Magnolia, Lattice Heart Die 6003/0005 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E27, E29
Eyes - E21, E23, E25
Dress & Balloons - R32, R35, R37, R39
Flowers - R14, R17
Berries - R56, R59
Leaves - G05
Grass - G21, G24, G40, G46, YG61, YG63
Sky -B0000, B000

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 for this month's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!