Thursday, 24 August 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Give Thanks Sentiments

Good Morning! I am back today with another inspiration post for you using Whimsy Stamps' Give Thanks Sentiments set. This set comes in either a pre-coloured version or in black and white for you to colour yourself. I used the black and white version and coloured this image after combining the squirrel frame with one of the sentiments. I also used the Autumn 3 Papers and Autumn Woods Papers.


Recipe:

Stamps: Give Thanks Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Autumn 3 Papers & Autumn Woods Papers both from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Cuddly Buddly Die-Namics Freshly Cut Grass Die from MFT, Mushroom Edge Die 6002/0317 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Frame - E25, E27, E29
Acorns - E74, E77, E79
Squirrel - E08, E09, E18
Rope - E43, E44
Oak Leaves - YG93, YG97, YG99
Other Leaves - G24, G28
Berries - R14, R56, R89
Inside Frame - YR20, YR21, YR12, YR14, YR15

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #306 - Gems, Pearls or Enamel Dots

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another fabulous challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use gems, pearls or enamel dots on your project. An easy challenge, right?!

I used the gorgeous Coconut and went for a blue, almost nautical theme. I added some Mini Prills at the bottom of the item to imitate the sea - these are really tiny little pearlescent balls that cost me a fortune from America and have never been used! I have 3 pots just sitting on my shelf as I had no idea how to use these, but was one of those things I saw and had to have! I bet you all have tons of crafting goodies like that too! I did also add a couple of tiny star gems to the flip flops - you can just see them!


Recipe:

Stamps: Coconut from The Paper Shelter, Verity Rose Sunbeam from Crafter's Companion

Papers: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse (Retired), Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Melon Mambo & By The Shore DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Die-Namics Catch-A-Wave Die from MFT, Sunglasses Dies from Taylored Expressions, Clouds Dies from Die'Sire, Weather Forecast Dies from Joanna Sheen, Flip Flop Fun Dies from Your Next Stamp, It's Cold Outside Mini Prills, Ribbon from stash, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E35, E39
Lips - R35, R46
Swimsuit - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Bag - B24, B26, B29, C1, C3, C5
Towel - B32, B34, B37
Coconut - E25, E27, E29
Lemon Slice - Y13, Y19
Straw - YG05, YG09
Flower - RV55, RV19
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B02

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 for this challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

Challenge prize badge

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Lemon Shortbread Flowers and Curls Girl

Good morning! My lovely friend Bettina let me know yesterday that Lemon Shortbread are having a DT call and I thought I would apply. I have a few of these digi stamps and they are gorgeous to colour, so I thought why not give it a go. I often play in their challenges and love all the new designs that Vera releases.

I used the stunning Flowers and Curls Girl for my card and I just love all her hair! I went for a pinky-purple colour combo and tried to imitate the flowers from the image using die cuts in the corner of the card. I do love how this one came out, so fingers crossed it's good enough to be chosen!

This card is also for
Alphabet Challenge L is for Lovely Lace (You can just see mine on the left of the image!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Flowers and Curls Girl from Lemon Shortbread, Elegant Occasions from Simply Cards and Papercraft (Freebie with the magazine)

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry & Wild Wasabi all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Pretty Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon & Tip Top Taupe Lace both from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania, Tiny Tatty Teddy Enamel Dots from Trimcraft, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page from Martha Stewart, Faux Quilled Blooms Dies from Creative Expressions, Layered Scalloped Posy Dies from Heartfelt Creations, Crea-Nest-Lies XXL No38 Dies from Crea-Lies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E70, E74, E77, E79
Lips - RV55, RV17, RV09
Earrings - RV04, RV06
Top - RV91, RV93
Big Flowers - RV63, RV55, RV66, E71, E74, E77
Little Flowers - RV66, RV69
Leaves - G82, G85

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

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Lotus in June

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for this week for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps. This week I have used the gorgeous Lotus in June and the DT were challenged to use a colour we don't use very often or one we dislike. I'm not a great fan of orange to be honest and really only use it on Hallowe'en cards for pumpkins and only occasionally for other projects.

Today I jumped in with both feet and managed to make an almost completely orange card with just a few touches of green to break it up a bit!

This card is also for 
Recipe:

Stamps: Lotus in June from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps

Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Botanical Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Marker, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) & Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Petal Lu, Leaves Die 6003/0001 from Joy Crafts, Flower Punch from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E23, E25
Dress - YR02, YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, YG91, YG93, YG97
Flowers - YG91, YG93, YG97, YR01, YR02, YR04
Parasol - YG91, YR00, YR01, YR02
Grass - G21, YG25, G85, G99, YG97
Sky - BG0000, BG000, BG00, BG01

And that 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 fabulous projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in our challenge, Four Legged Friends, whilst you are there too!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Make It Crafty Fairy Wishes

Good Morning and welcome to another of my just for fun blog posts! I don't often get to post just for fun projects as I did have a lot of DT commitments, but I have dropped a lot of those now to give me more free time to just craft and do my own thing sometimes! Now I am on my summer holidays I get to play a lot more and this time I played with one of Krista Smith's new digi stamps that you can buy through Make It Crafty. I do love her Saturated Canary images and was a bit disappointed when she decided to close her store, but am so glad she has come back with another range!

I used the gorgeous Fairy Wishes and went for a mostly pink card. Not done a full pink card for a while now LOL

This card is also for
Creative Knockouts Challenge #207 Tic-Tac-Toe (I used diagonal from top left - stamp (digi), sentiment and ribbon)

Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Wishes from Make It Crafty, Unicorn Sentiments from Stamping Bella

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand & Falling In Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card form That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Lace & doily both from Stash, Heart pearls from Papermania, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, Iced Candy Twinkles from Cosmic Shimmer

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Clothes & Ribbon - RV52, RV55, RV17
Skirt - RV000, RV00, RV02
Flowers - RV21, RV23, RV06, RV09
Leaves - G43, G46
Dots - T2, C2, BV31, RV00, R11

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

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Simply B Stamps August Progressive Challenge - Strawberry Rio

Good Morning! I decided to join in once again with the progressive challenge from Simply B Stamps, but as I was on a time out for missing one of the previous challenges, I had to buy this image this time. She sure is gorgeous though. The challenge this time, Betty claimed was easy, but you know what I found it hard as I was limited in what I could use. As you all know I love my layers and embellishments and love adding die cuts and things, but this time we were only allowed to use 1 patterned paper and 1 embellishment! Argh!

The colour combo though was dead easy!

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I didn't have any strawberry themed papers so made my own using my Strawberry Patch set from Papertrey Ink and then stamped some individual strawberries for some extra decoration! My embellishment was the ribbon and I also use one of my new Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art templates for the card base.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Strawberry Rio from Simply B Stamps, Strawberry Patch from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Old Olive & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron & Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Gingham Ribbon (Retired) & Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up, Shape Art Cloud A5 Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Oval Nestabilities

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV11, RV13, RV14
Eyes - G82, G85
Eyebrows - E23, E25
Red - R24, R27, R29
Dress - YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09
Flowers - Y00, Y02, Y04
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Cake - E34, E35
Cake Frosting - RV11, RV13
Plate - W3, W5
Inner Frame - E50, E51, E53

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

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Penguin Saint Nick With Robe

Good Morning and welcome to my Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post for this week. Today I am sharing with you another Christmas card; this time I am using Penguin Saint Nick with Robe. This digital stamp is excellent value for money as it comes with two different versions of the image, one with a robe and one without!

I used a different colour combo to the typical Christmas red and went with blue and silver (although my Wink of Stella glitter pen was a lot darker than I thought it would be, so is more of a grey than silver to be honest, but it goes well with the grey card I chose for my mounts!). I also used the Snow Fall Papers and added lots of snowflake die cuts around him too.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Saint Nick With Robe from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pacific Point, Basic Grey & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Snow Fall Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear and Silver Wink of Stella, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon & Silver Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Precious Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Starry Merry Christmas Die from Creative Expressions, Gems from Papermania, Shape Art Label 2 from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Fur - C5, C7, C8, 100
Cheeks - R00
Beak & Feet - YR15, YR16, YR18
Hat, Scarf & Robe - B21, B24, B26, B28
Ribbon - C0, C1, C2
Present - B91, B93, B95

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Sherri Baldy My Besties IMG604

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Sherri Baldy My Besties Stamps. This time I am sharing with you my first Hallowe'en card of the year using the adorable My Besties IMG604. I coloured her using purple and orange as the main colours and just had to add some green skin so she looked a bit like Elphaba from Wicked!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties IMG604 from Sherri Baldy

Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Frightful Sight DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Border Die from Memory Box, Happy Halloween Die & Pumpkin Jack O'Lantern Dies all from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - YG41, YG11, YG03, R12
Hair & Shoes - C5, C7, C8
Eyes - G02, G05, G07
Lips - BV02, BV04
Hat & Coat - V12, V15, V17
Underside of Hat - V04, V06, V09, YR09
Patches - V04, V06, V09
Dress & Bows - YR04, YR68, YR07
Tights - V25, V28, G94, G99
Candycorn - YR16, YR18, Y35, Y38
Star - Y35, Y38, YR09
Ground - W1, W3, W5

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 group on Facebook and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and the fans whilst you are there! 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Wee Stamps Love Me Do

My very best friend got married on August 4th to a fabulous man and I just had to make them a fabulous card for their wedding card. No shop bought ones from me! The main colour theme of the wedding was red, so I went for a red, white and grey combo on my card.

I took various inspiration ideas for several cards that I found on Pinterest (I rarely make wedding cards, so got a bit stuck for ideas initially), but I love the layered look that Mariska van der Veer uses with Wee Stamps, so decided to go for that look for my main image in the end. (If you don't already know Mariska's work, check out her blog: http://sendingyoualittlesmile.blogspot.co.uk. Her work is amazing, but it's a shame she hasn't posted in a while).

Excuse the photo, but I forgot to take one at home, so this was taken on my phone at the wedding reception before putting it on the gift table!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Love Me Do from Wee Stamps, Love & Marriage from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Basic Grey & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Pretty Red Classics Papers from The Works, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real red Satin Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace, Heart Gems, Lace Heart, Love Charm, Metal heart & Cheesecloth all from various Crafteezee Collections, Heart Doilies from The Works, Crea-Nest Lies XXL No.38 Dies from Crealies, 12 Points Square Dies 6002/0416 & Edge Side Die 6002/0260 both from Joy Crafts, Flowers & Stamens all from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Groom's Hair -E74, E77, E79
Groom's Shoes - C5, C7, C8
Groom's Suit - C3, C5, C7
Groom's Waistcoat - C1, C2, C3
Bride's Hair - E29, E79, E49
Bride's Dress - T1
Red - R32, R35, R37
Leaves - G14, YG17

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

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge for August - Four Legged Friends

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge and Inspiration blog. This month our challenge is for you to include an image of a four legged friend, so think cats, dogs, rabbits, frogs or like me and include a wolf!

I used the gorgeous Walk Unafraid for my card and instead of colouring her like Little Red Riding Hood, I decided to use shades of blue for her outfit. I used some old retired papers from Stampin' Up called Woodland Walk, which I thought fitted really well with this image and then added a couple of tag sentiments and a bunch of flowers. I had so much fun colouring this larger image and love all the details of the background in it.


Recipe:

Stamps: Walk Unafraid from Ching-Chou Kuik, Framed Out #5 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Chocolate Chip & Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Chocolate Chip & Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) & Tip Top Taupe Lace (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - B24, B26
Lips - RV32, RV34
Cloak - B32, B34, B37, B39
Dress - B91, B52, B12
Basket - E13, E15, E18, R29, R46, R39
Bunny - C00, C0, C2, R30, R32
Flower in Basket - R81, Y06
Leaves - G94, G99
Trees - E71, E74, E77, E79
Owl - E21, E23, E25
Grass - YG23, YG63, YG97, YG99, G24, G85, R39, V17
Sky - W1, W3, W5, W6, W7
Moon - Y000, YR30, Y00, Y21
Wolf - C0, C2, 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 fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there?! As always there are some fantastic prizes to be won!