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The Paper Shelter Challenge #368 Dies and/or Punches

Good morning and welcome to my DT for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use dies and/or punches on your project.

For my card I used the cute Bowling Day image to make my dad a birthday card for his 65th birthday this week. We all went out for a meal and then bowling to celebrate, so I thought this image would be perfect!


Recipe:

Stamps: Bowling Day from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Marina Mist (Retired) & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Birthday Patterned Papers, Here Comes the Bus Patterned Papers & Summer Smoothie Patterned Papers (all retired) all from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Craft Show

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Alphabet Dies from Creative Dies, Corner Rounder Punch, Buttons from The Works, Glitter Glue from Glitz It

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Mouth - R20, R30, R22
Trousers - B14, B16, B18
Shirt - B41, B45, R24, R27, R29

Fantasy Friday #26 Featuring Rory's Magical Night by Color of Love aka Lacy Sunshine

Good afternoon and welcome to today's Fantasy Friday post. This week I am sharing a gorgeous scene from Color of Love formerly known as Lacy Sunshine. I won a couple of these images in a blog challenge a while ago and I have slowly been colouring this one up when I get the chance. It is an A5 sized image, but I finally finished it this week!

Another one to add to my colouring collection - I will get frames for them all one day!

This colouring is also for Fun Day Friday Challenge #266 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #156 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #446 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 4 Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Rory's Magical Night from Color of Love
Papers: Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty 
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: None! 
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - V04, V05, V06, V09 Eyes - G14, G16, G19 Lips - V91, V93, V95 Eyebrow - C5, C7 Hat - W5, W7…

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge GDT Post Challenge week 3 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my final GDT post for the Colour Crazy Challenge blog. I have enjoyed being part of this team, but we have a lot of changes coming up at work after half term and until I know how much work that entails, I have decided not to continue my GDT post. Thank you to Ruth and the rest of the team for having me for the last 3 months!

This week the sponsor is Lemon Shortbread and I chose to use the cute Heart Balloon Girl digi stamp for my card. I thought she looked quite thoughtful in the image, so added a thinking of you sentiment. Quite a simple card for me, but I love the colours and how that balloon pops against the sky.


Recipe:
Stamps: Heart Balloon Girl from Lemon Shortbread, Sweet Little Sentiments from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Wild Wasabi (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lilac Woods Patterned Papers (Retired) from Whimsy Stamps, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Pale Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Whisper White…

Little Miss Muffet Stamps New Release Inspiration

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. As you may all know, sadly Barbara has decided to close down the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store for a while, but she has got some new rubber stamps coming out today, just for a few days.

I used the Mason Jar Snow Globestamp and Polka Dot Pals Shania, which is no longer available, but any of the other Polka Dot Pals stampswould work brilliantly with the Snow Globe.

This card is also for Aud Sentiments Challenge #219 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #414 Anything Goes Crafting By Designs Challenge Layer It Up Crafty Creations Challenge #383 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #161 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 4 Anything Goes
Recipe

Stamps: Mason Jar Snow Globe & Polka Dot Pals Shania (Retired) both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Say It With Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Smoky Slate from Stampin' Up, Mint Green Light Patterned Papers, Hot Stuff Patterned Papers &a…

Lawn Fawn Santa and His Reindeer Double Slider Surprise Card

Good evening! I managed to squeeze in some time for non DT crafting today, so I could join in the latest Lawn Fawnatics challenge, which closes tonight! The challenge is to use critters and as I already had these reindeer from Tobaggan Together coloured up, I thought I would use them with the Oh What Fun stamp and make another of these fun double slider surprise cards. They are such fun to make!

Anyway here is my card closed...


And opened... I tried hard to squeeze all 7 reindeer on, but it just looked to cramped and messy so Santa bear will have to make do with 6! 

This card is also for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #44 Happy Little Critters Pile It On Challenge #150 Land Animals (although they are flying here with a touch of Christmas magic!) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #98 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 1 Anything Goes Cute N' Crafty Christmas Challenge #4 Anything Goes Aloha Friday Challenge #134 Winter Blues Alphabet Challenge V is for Vehicle(A sleigh, counts right?!)

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good morning everyone. Did you see the announcement that Barbara made last week about closing the store? It's a real shame as that means the design team will close too, but I completely understand that she needs a break at the moment. Hopefully one day Little Miss Muffet Stamps will return. The DT are still sharing our projects at the minute and here is my latest one.

I have used the adorable Jr. Hatter Shower for this one (she was a digi stamp so is now retired) and made it into an anniversary card for my boyfriend as we celebrated our 22nd year together earlier this week.


Recipe:

Stamps: Jr. Hatter Shower from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Labeler Alphabet from Stampin' Up

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, More Amore DSP (Retired) & Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

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

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) from Sta…

Fantasy Friday #25 Featuring Genie Marci from La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. As always I share one of my fantasy creations and this week using one of my new La-La Land Crafts digis, Genie Marci. I love these digis, but like most of my stamps, I never get round to using them as often as I would like!

Anyway...here she is. I used some old retired papers from Stampin' Up and then my previously unused Twinkle Star die from Creative Expressions, which was the perfect background for her!

This card is also for Crafting With Friends Challenge #78 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #445 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 3 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #281 In Stitches (I used my stitched cloud edges dies) Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #183 Make It Sparkle
Recipe:
Stamps: Genie Marci from La-La Land Crafts
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Island Indigo (Retired) & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card …

The Paper Shelter Challenge #366 Digital Image

Good morning and welcome to my first DT post of the year forThe Paper Shelter Challenge. This week our challenge is for you to use a digital image and what better excuse is there than browsing the Paper Shelter store to find a fabulous new image to use in this challenge.

I used the adorable Unicornmaniato make a cute card. I used pastel colours for this one, which I hardly ever use and I really love the softness of the whole card and image together.

This card is also for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #183 Make It Sparkle Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #413 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #155 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #85 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 3 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Unicornmania from The Paper Shelter, Magical Friends from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Highland Heather, So Saffron, Whisper White & Pink Pirouette (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It …

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to this week's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post. I coloured this cutie up a while ago and never got round to adding her to a card, so her she is today. This cute mermaid is Polka Dot Pals Brittany.

I now have quite a few mermaid themed patterned papers set and I used the Let's Be Mermaids from Echo Park on this card and added some of the sticker fish as well after cutting the white edges off them as they looked odd with the white. Think they look much better now!

This card is also for Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 2 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Make It Sparkle Crafty Creations Challenge #382 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Brittany from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, Summer Starfruit (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (Retired), Gumball Green (Retired), Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Island Ind…

Fantasy Friday #24 Featuring Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn

Happy Fantasy Friday! Welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. This week I have used the gorgeous Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn, which I bought as a digi stamp from Crafts and Me years ago before they closed down.

As I went for such as colourful image, I actually had a hard time finding some patterned papers that would match, so in the end I decided to just go with these black, white and pink papers to pull out those colours in the image. I think it worked pretty well though!

This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #160 Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Quotes or Sayings Dream Valley Challenge #193 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #234 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #211 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn, Sparkle from Craftin' Desert Divas

Papers: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist & Pop of Pink DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo from …

Faery Ink American Football Tomte Gnome

Good morning and welcome to my first post of the new year for Faery Ink. I have used this cute American Football Tomte Gnomefor my card and you can read more about it onmy post on the Faery Ink blog


That's all from me for this post today! Thanks for stopping by folks! 

Whimsy Stamps Coffee Break Winter Scene

Good morning and welcome to another random post from me! I love having extra time during the holidays to just sit and colour (although I am sure I really should be doing the colouring classes I still have not yet done!), but I loved this cute image that was actually the Kit and Clowder Pencils Class image (with a different background), but I bought it with the winter background and did my own thing with the colours.

I don't use pencils and only have a set of 24 polychromos from years ago. To be honest, I don't like how pencils look as much as Copics, so have no interest in learning how to use them. I do however like a lot of the images for the pencils colouring classes, so tend to buy them and colour them up my way!

Anyway...here he is. You can't see in the photo at all, but all the snow is covered with clear Wink of Stella for an touch of shimmer. I have quite a few of these colourings now, so am going to buy some clip frames to put them all in and put them up somewhere i…

Fantasy Friday #23 Featuring Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks

Good morning and welcome to my first Fantasy Friday post of 2019! This week I have chosen to use the adorable Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks to be a large, general occasion card. This greeting could be used for birthdays, thank yous or just a general hello type card. I like having a few like this on hand so I have one if I need one!

This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #286 3-2-1 Recipe Crafty Catz Challenge #443 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 1 Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #39 Things With Wings Tiddly Inks Challenge #221 Anything Goes Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Recipe:
Stamps: Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks
Papers: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) & Perfect Plum (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft & You Design, Make It Colour Blending card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.
Accessories: Striped Swirl Edger Die from Creative Expression…

Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte Slider

Good morning! I have another Lawn Fawn card for you again today - I have fallen in love with these cute stamps and I am also loving all the interactive dies they are releasing at the minute as well. I got the Double Slider Surprise die set in the sale, so it cost me just over £20 instead of the £26 it was originally and I just loved using it to make this card. I can't wait to make another one and have so many ideas on how it could be used!

Anyway, here is my Thanks A Latte card, another new set for me, although I'm not a coffee or tea drinker and only occasionally drink hot chocolate, I loved this set with all the added extras, like the candy canes, marshmallows and cream swirls. Next time I will add some cute faces to the cups and mugs I think!

Anyway here is the card closed. Hopefully the arrows on the pull out tabs are obvious!


And opened....

This card is also for Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #47 Anything Goes A Bit More Time TO Craft Challenge #83 Anything Goes As You …

Lawn Fawn Winter Skies Christmas

Good morning! I had some spare time over the Christmas and New Year holidays and finally managed to get my hands on a copy of Winter Skies, which was completely sold out everywhere in the UK before Christmas! So anyway I made this card, ready to add to next year's Christmas card pile!

I thought I would go for lots of glittery snow on this one and added the stitched mountains and hillside borders to add to the scene. I used the colour palette from the latest Lawn Fawn challenge to colour the sky, although I did end up covering lots of it with all those mountains!

This card is also for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #43 Wonderful Winter Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Something New (My stamps were new)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #182 Snow Much Fun
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #56 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Anything Goes January Edition
Creative Inspirations January Challenge Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Winter Skies from Lawn Fawn
Papers: Wisteria Wonder (Retired), Smoky Slate, Whisper Wh…

Happy New Year!

Good morning! I usually do a favourites post of all my cards of the year on New Year's Eve, but I forgot this time! So here it is today instead!

I made quite a few changes with the design teams I was on last year. I felt I was spending so much time making projects for the design teams that I lost my mojo and my love of crafting a bit. At times, it felt a bit like a chore, but I have now dropped down to three teams and have more time to do more of my own crafting which makes me much happier! I get to use the images and make the cards in my own style, rather than having to be prescriptive so often!

Anyway...

Delicious Doodles was a small DT that I was on, but unfortunately the term didn't last for long as after 12 months, Teri, the owner of Delicious Doodles, decided to close the challenge blog down. My favourite card from being on this DT was actually my last card for this DT - a Gothic wedding card! You can read more about this card here.


Whimsy Stamps is one of my favourite c…