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The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter.  This week our challenge is our annual Summer Break Challenge which will last for 4 weeks to give the design teams members a little break for their summer vacations! Both Team A and Team B have joined together for this challenge as well, so there is double the amount of inspiration for you!  This challenge is an Anything Goes challenge and the prize will still be the same, but there will be no commenting from the DT members this time round.  For my card I used the fabulous A Well-Kept Garden . I do have a thing for gnomes (not that I have any in my actual garden though!) and love to use them on cards as they make a masculine themed card really quick and easy.  Recipe: Stamps: A Well-Kept Garden from The Paper Shelter, Hung Up On You from Clearly Besotted Papers:  Summer Starfruit (Retired), Pacific Point & In Colors 2012-14 Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Ca
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Scene It Sunday #52 Featuring Polka Dot Pals Kezia from Whimsy Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. This week I decided to use one of my newish clear stamp sets from Whimsy Stamps. I used to be on the Polka Dot Pals design team before it closed, but I am so glad that Barbara is now selling her stamps in clear rubber form through Whimsy Stamps.  I used the cute Kezia for this week's card and added in a beachy scene behind her. The green "wood" at the bottom was supposed to be like those beach mats you can get - I think they are made out of some kind of grass so that as she's eating her huge ice cream it's not dripping all in the sand! I think it came out fairly well, despite the fact that I had no real idea where it was going at the beginning!  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #162 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 29 Anything Goes The Sketchy Challenges #176 Summer Aud Sentiments Challenge # 279 Kids of Summer + A Sentiment Love To Scrap Challenge #147 Anything Goes

Stampers Delights New Release Tutorial - Chibi Friendship Grows

Good evening and welcome to another Stampers Delights DT post from me. For today's card I have used the newly released Friendship Grows and as the sentiment uses the word grows, I just had to make part of the image "grow" as well. I hope you check out my full step-by-step tutorial over on the Stampers Delights blog to see how I made this card. I used the flowers from the stamp set to create the matching patterned papers. You can see the pull tab with the second flower just behind the purple potted flower and when you pull the tab...   ...the second flower "grows!" How fun is that!  This card is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Create Your Own Background Creative Moments Challenge #218 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #423 Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #7 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #7 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Chibi Friendship Grows from Stampers Delight Papers: Raspberry

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #114 Featuring Strawberry Fields Mice from Digi Doodle Studios

Good morning and happy Saturday! For today's post I have used the adorable Strawberry Fields Mice digi stamps from Digi Doodle Studios, which now seems to have been retired. This is such a cute set - shame it is no longer available though!  Anyway I used these cuties to make another thank you card for my work colleagues and found some old Maja Design patterned papers with strawberries on!  Perfect papers for this card!  This card is for A Gem of a Challenge #15 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge Week 633/4 Feminine For A Lady Creative Fingers Challenge #212 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #570 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 28 Anything Goes Digi Doodles Studio Facebook July Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Strawberry Fields Mice from Digi Doodle Studios Papers: Poppy Parade & Garden Green both from Stampin' Up, Summertime (In The Garden) Patterned Papers from Maja Design, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Access

Stampers Delights New Release Tutorial - Kawaii Cute As A Bug

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for my new tutorial for Stampers Delights. The new clear stamps release this month were all so cute and I got to work with 2 out of the 3 sets. I decided for both of my tutorials this month that these sets would work brilliantly on interactive cards, so that is what I have done! Today's card uses the cute Kawaii Cute As A Bug set, which you can find here in the store and I made a slider card using some dies as I wanted to make it look like she was flying above her flowers to water them!  And here she is on the other side of the garden... I have actually written a step-by-step tutorial on how I made this card over on the Stampers Delights blog if you want to see it!  This card is for Creatalicioius Challenge #215 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge July Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge Anything Fantasy Goes Pattie's Creations Challenge #184 Anythin

The Paper Shelter Challenge #478 Girly

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is Girly, so we would love to see your pretty, girly creations this time around.  For my card I have chosen to use the adorable Unlikely Friends - I just love this cute elephant and his/her little mouse friend playing in the fields.  This card is also for Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 28 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #150 Anything Goes Classic Design Challenge #7 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #690 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #7 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Unlikely Friends from The Paper Shelter, Oh So Beachy Sentiments from Amy R Stamps Papers:  Soft Sky (Retired) & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Victorian Roses Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks:  Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear

Scene It Sunday #51 Featuring Cute As ABC from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I thought I would use my new Scenescape dies from Mama Elephant for this bright, fun card. I just love the shape and dimensions you get with it. As it is coming up to the end of the school year, I need 6 thank you cards for my team and probably a couple more for other people who have been really supportive this year too, so my posts will probably be mostly thank you cards for the next couple of weeks!   I did watch a couple of You Tube videos from the Mama Elephant DT to make sure I got the order right to put the pieces together and it was actually really easy to do. The best hint though was the colouring of the rainbow - I used my Distress Oxide Inks for it, inking up the white card which saved having to cut out the correct piece of the rainbow or even the whole thing several times in different coloured cardstock! Was a lot less hassle I thought and the colours are a lot softer than I would have had if I had used card

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #113 Featuring Bake Off from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday challenge post. This week I have attempted to use another of my interactive die sets, but boy was this one a challenge!  Not sure if you have tried the magic iris dies from Lawn Fawn, but they just did not want to play nicely at all. I must have spent about 2 hours trying to get the mechanism to work. I watched various different videos on You Tube and I was doing exactly what they showed, but it would just not turn at all. I tried removing the connector bits and using washi tape instead and various other things, but each time was the same.  I then changed the cardstock I was using from Stampin' Up card to this incredibly thin Ultimate Graphic paper and it worked better. Still took a bit of coaxing to get it to work though! And even now I have put the card together, it's not quite sitting correctly! Grrr! I will have to try again and see what I can do to make it work properly! If you have any useful tips, ple

Scene It Sunday #50 Featuring Blooming Bunnies from Time For Tea Designs

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I bought these cute bunnies when they were first released, but have only just got round to putting them on a card. I really do need to stop buying new stamps and use one I already have that are unused, but that's never going to happen, right?! I stamped the flowers on a DL sized piece of card and then added the bunnies, wheelbarrow and other smaller flowers separately before fussy cutting them all out. This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #161 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #7 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #182 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 14 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #211 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #558 Anything Goes Time For Tea Designs July Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Blooming Bunnies from Time For Tea Designs Papers: Hello Honey & Gumball Green (Both Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #112 Featuring Merwees Set #1 from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I have been buying lots of interactive dies over the past few months, but have not got round to using most of them, so I thought I would have a play with one to make a card for today's post. I used the adorable Merwees Set #1 from Sweet November Stamps with the Slimline Pull Tab Dies from Heffy Doodle to make this fun card.  I'm definitely going to have another play with this die set as it was actually really easy to do. I would like to try making a longer pull next time though!  Down... And up... This card is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Unusual Hair Colours AllSorts Challenge Week 631 Sun, Sea or Sand The Fairy & The Unicorn July Challenge Anything Fantasy Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 26 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 27 Anything Goes Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #184 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Merwees Set #1 from Sweet November Stamps Papers: Berry Burst (Retir