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Scrapper's Delights Anime New Release for January

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the newly released Anime digital stamps from Scrapper's Delights. I am so glad it's Friday as this week has been manic as usual, but it's my little brother's 40th birthday tomorrow so we're off out for a big birthday meal!

Anyway...on to my card for this release. I used the Anime BFF image and the coordinating sentiment that comes with it using some pretty purple and lemon card and papers. I wanted to keep the background of the image fairly pale, so used my pearlescent chalks to colour it in and then rubbed it off to leave just a paler colour. Love how it came out - just enough of a colour to take the white away but not too much that it distracts from these pretty girls!


Recipe:
Stamps: Anime BFF from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: So Saffron, Smoky Slate & Flirtatious DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc,

Accessori…

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post featuring Fancy Nancy

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101. Today I have used the adorable Fancy Nancyand opted for a pretty pastel Spring colour combo. I do love lilac and yellow together - they just bring a smile to my face, which is much needed with the cold, dreary weather we're having at the minute here in the UK.

This card is also for Creative Inspirations January Challenge Something Old or Something New (I have a new image, but old patterned papers) Crafty Creations Challenge #405 Anything Goes Paper FunDay Challenge #13 Anything Goes Pattie's Creations Challenge #166 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #297 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #125 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Fancy Nancy from LeAnn's World 101, Over Under Easy from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder (Retired) & Afternoon Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Crushed Curry fr…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #412 Digital Image

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter.This week our challenge is for you to use a digital image, which is a nice and easy one, especially with so many gorgeous images to choose from in the Paper Shelter store! Why not pop on over there and pick up some of the new ones that Veronica has recently released?

As it was my dad's birthday on Monday, I thought this was a great opportunity to make a male card, not something I do very often to be honest. I have used the fabulously named, So Classyfor my card and kept it fairly simple, using some more classy patterned papers and a few buttons to embellish.

This card is also for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 4 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #112 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge Birthday World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: So Classy from The…

Sweet November Stamps Neva

Good morning everyone and welcome to today's post. I bought the set of gorgeous Snowflake Fairy Friends from Sweet November Stamps at 7 Kids Crafts and after seeing Amy Young's version of Neva, I was totally inspired to come up with this card.


Recipe:
Stamps: Neva from Sweet November Stamps
Papers: Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Aspen Snowflake Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland, Let It Snow Dies from Creative Dies
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair & Boots - V12, V15, V17 Outfit - BG05, BG07, BG09 Sky - BG0000, BG000, B00, FBG2, BG01, BG02, B02, B04
Snow - BG70, BG10, BG11, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

Cute As A Button Pierrot Clown

Good morning and welcome to a random post from me for today. I have joined in with the Cute As A Button Facebook Challenge this month using the adorable Pierrot Clown image. I loved Pierrot as a kid and had the whole bedroom suite - wallpaper, curtains, duvet set, lampshade, the china dolls, some canvas prints my aunt bought me for my birthday. it kind of looked like this (not my photo as I haven't got any, although my mum might have in her photo albums!). How I loved it!


So anyway...onto the card. I used similar colours for my digi stamp and kept to more of a pink, white and black combo. Isn't she just adorable though?!
This card is also for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #124 Anything Goes Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #178 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 4 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Pierrot Clown from Cute As A Button
Papers: Rococo Rose, Basic Black & Groom DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Confetti Pa…

Something Else on Saturday #44 Featuring Huddle from SheepSki Designs

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I am nearly finished with my Christmas cards now and will soon be moving on to something else! LMAO I think I may have added enough extras for next year and shouldn't be as short as I was this past Christmas!

This week's card uses this cute huddle of penguins image from SheepSki Designs, which I never got round to using in time for Christmas. It's the perfect image for a DL sized card and I had to use some of that gorgeous Let It Snow patterned paper again and coloured the image to match.

This card is for Sweet Stampers Challenge #40 Winter/Snow Crafty Catz Challenge #490 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 3 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #243 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Addicted To Stamps Challenge #373 Holiday Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Winter
Recipe:

Stamps: Huddle from SheepSki Designs, Ho-Ho-Holidays from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Real Red, Coastal Cabana & Let It Snow DSP al…

Faery Ink Inspiration Post using Sugar Plum Fairy Autumn Rose

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for Faery Ink. Today I have used the gorgeous Sugar Plum Fairy Autumn Rosefor a very girly, purple card, which I absolutely loved making!

This card is also for Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #123 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge #127 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 2 Anything Goes As You Like It Challenge Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #108 Anything Goes
You can read more about this gorgeous Sugar Plum Fairy on the Faery Ink blog.

Something Else on Saturday #43 Featuring Merry Wishes from My Favorite Things

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. Yes again I am sharing another Christmas card with you - I did actually give this one to my close friend Michele, who loved it! I love this set and hope to get a few more stamps from Stacy Yacula - just a shame you can't buy the ones from Purple Onion over here in the UK at the minute.

Anyway here it is....a DL sized card, which I kept to just the image. I used my Distress Ink Oxides for the sky and then added some snow drifts along the bottom before fussy cutting all the stamped and coloured images and adding them to the scene.

This card is for Di's Digi Challenge Winter and/or Snow Creatalicious Challenge #179 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #1 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #163 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #203 Winter Fun Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #125 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Merry Wishes from My Favorite Things

Papers: Whisper White from Stampin' Up, M…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #410 Something Sweet

Good morning and welcome to my DT for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter, my first one of the year! Our challenge this time is called Something Sweet and you can interpret that title anyway you wish. I did a combination of something sweet to eat (the cookies) with behaving or doing something sweet (A cute snowman leaving a treat for Santa) using the adorable For Santa digital stamp.

This card is also for A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #1 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #129 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #229 Anything Goes Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: For Santa from The Paper Shelter, Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments from Lawn Fawn
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive & Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.
Accessories:…

Something Else on Saturday #42 Featuring Fuzzy Hugs from Mama Elephant

Good morning and welcome to another of my Something Else on Saturday posts. This week again I am playing catch up on some of the Christmas cards I made but didn't get time to blog. I love this set from Mama Elephant - the hugging animals are just so darn cute!

I used the penguins on this one and gave them a snowy mountain scene to be in, covered with lots of sparkling, glittery snow! Another quick and easy make as well.

This card is for Brown Sugar Challenge #297 Anything Goes Morgan's Art World Challenge #1 Anything Goes The Paper Funday Challenge #13 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #405 Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge Something New (This stamp set was one of my new ones for Christmas/Winter cards) A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Fuzzy Hugs from Mama Elephant

Papers: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Snow Princess Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Highland Heather fro…

Warm Holiday Hugs

Good morning and welcome to my post for today. Not my usual day for sharing random cards, but I am trying to catch up still on some of the Christmas cards I have been making recently, both before and after the event! I have so many cute images that I have stamped and printed out that I didn't get round to making in time, so I am carrying on now to build my card pile up ready for next year!

Today I am sharing this cute image from Di's Digi Stamps - Three Chilly Foxes. They are just so adorable and I decided to put them in a wintery forest scene. I can never decide what colour to use on foxes - I don't think they should be orange as foxes are more of a reddy-orangey-brown colour, but I think this combo is a bit too red, but it still kind of works. Next time I'll try more of an orangey combo!


Recipe:

Stamps: Three Chilly Foxes from Di's Digi Stamps, Fuzzy Hugs from Mama Elephant

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White & Let It Snow DSP all from Stampin' U…

Faery Ink Inspiration Post

Good morning everyone! It's back to the old grindstone for me today, but at least it's just a training day so I have to listen to lots of talks in the morning followed by a couple of meetings in the afternoon and then some classroom set up time to get everything ready for when the children come back in tomorrow!

I'm still in Christmas card making mode as I had so many ideas in my head for cards and projects to make but just didn't get enough time to make them all, so I may well be making some more for a few weeks to come!

This gorgeous girl is Zahra Xmas Sweater, who is one of the Faery Ink Facebook Group freebie images which you can find here.


You can read more about her on my post over at theFaery Ink blog. See you there!

Something Else on Saturday #41 Featuring Snow Day from Lawn Fawn

Happy Saturday everyone! The last Saturday of my Christmas holidays before I head back to work on Monday. I love being a teacher at this time of year because I do get a really good break over Christmas and New Year.

I remember doing factory work years ago - it was freezing cold as the doors were always open as the pallets were always coming in and out, we had to work long hours on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and then only had Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day off as they are Bank Holidays. So grateful I get time to relax, recuperate and catch up with friends and family during my holidays now.

Anyway on to today cards...I have two to share with you as they both use the same stamp set. I made these before Christmas but never got round to blogging them, so I'm catching up a bit here.

This first one is a green combo and the second is more red, but I love how both turned out. Cute and quick to make as well.




Recipe:

Stamps: Snow Day from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Pool Party…

Scrapper's Delights January 2020 Aquarius Chibi VIP New Release

Good evening everyone and welcome to the first new releases from Scrapper's Delights for 2020! I hope you all had a great holiday and Happy New Year! Mine was fairly relaxed and I'll be heading back to work on Monday after 2 1/2 weeks off, which I will find painful for the first few days! Getting up at 6am after having no alarm for the holidays is  going to kill me!

Anyway on to my card for this month's new release...I used the gorgeous Aquarius image and added a couple of the elements that come with this stamp set. I felt a bit strange doing a summer themed image after making all my Christmas and Winter cards (that I am still doing while I'm in the mood to get a stash built up ready for next year!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Aquarius from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Brights DSP (Retired) & Greenhouse Gala all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) fro…

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #22 Anything Goes

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge from LeAnn's World 101. This month, as always the challenge is an Anything Goes challenge and you can use any image you like to enter...BUT if you use an image from LeAnn's World 101 then you can be enter the challenge as many times as you like.

I used the adorable Noelle for my card this month to add another Christmas card to my stash for next year, so I'm not too short like I was this Christmas! I hate using store bought cards when I love making my own, but sometimes I just have to for time!


Recipe:

Stamps: Noelle from LeAnn's World 101, Sentiment from Papercraft Society Subscription Box 1

Papers: Real Red, Garden Green, Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) & Merry Moments DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Poinsettia Paper from Papercraft Society Subscription Box 1, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star & Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens, Pearles…