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Faery Ink Inspiration Post Featuring Cheery Gnome Shroom Blooms

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT Inspiration Post for Faery Ink's new releases for January 2021. Today I am sharing a card using the adorable Cheery Gnome Shroom Blooms. I absolutely love Amanda's gnomes and this one was calling out for some bright colours to cheer me up. I actually printed him a little too large so there wasn't much room left on the card base for many embellishments of layers of patterned papers, but I love how he came out!  This card is for Love To Scrap Challenge #141 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #669 What's New? Creative Knockouts Challenge #384 Something To Say Aud Sentiments Challenge #266 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Cheery Gnome Shroom Blooms from Faery Ink, Daydream from Tracey Hey Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo (Retired) & Quatrefancy Speciality DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blen
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The Paper Shelter Challenge #452 - Digital Image

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Scene It Sunday #28 Featuring A Winter's tail from Digi Doodle Studio

Good morning everyone and happy Sunday! Boy what a first full week it has been here in the UK. We have now all put back into a country wide lockdown and all schools are closed, so I had to plan lessons like crazy and set up all my different groups on Zoom ready to start teaching lessons on Wednesday and although it's not something I have ever done before, I really enjoyed doing it. It was lovely seeing the children again after so long! card for today is another Christmas card that I never got chance to make before the event and as I didn't actually have enough to send or give out this time, I thought I would carry on making a few more until I got bored with doing them, but there's so many cute images and stamps in my stash, it's hard not to use them!  These little cuties are from Digi Doodle Studio and I love how the flock of robins have all come together to say hello and "Season's Tweetings!" This card is for Digi Doodle Studio Challenge #34 An

Something Else on Saturday # 87 & Cute As A button Inspiration Post Featuring Xbox Gamer

Good morning everyone and welcome to my doubled up Something Else on Saturday post and my inspiration post for the Cute As A Button design team . I have used Xbox Gamer for my card today as I need more boys cards in my stash and this one is fabulous for a teenage boy (or any other gamer!) and I plan on giving it to my brother for his birthday at the beginning of next month, as he loves his gaming, even though he's definitely not a teenager anymore!  I used some of my Just For Men patterned papers and the sentiments and controller stamps are old ones from Papertrey Ink, which I have had for years now!  This card is for Paper Funday Challenge #25 Anything Goes & Optional Twist Use Blue Classic Design Challenge #1 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge #148 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #1 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Xbox Gamer from Cute As A Button, Boy Basics: Game On from Papertrey Ink Papers: Granny Apple Green & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, J

Scene It Sunday #27 Featuring Festive Fairies from Clearly Besotted

Good morning everyone! Welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I am still in Christmas card making mode and am trying to get all those images I have coloured up onto some cards ready for next Christmas. You never know I may actually make enough one day! This card uses the adorable Festive Fairies set from Clearly Besotted, which comes with it's own background scene, so it was a quick and simply one to make - just stamp, colour and add to some pretty paper!  This card is for A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #1 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #381 Anything Goes Sweet Stampers Challenge #51 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #149 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #1 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #131 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Festive Fairies from Clearly Besotted Papers: Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, Gorgeous Grape from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft & You Design, Make It Colo

Le Ann's World 101 Challenge #34 Anything Goes

Good Morning everyone and if you haven't popped over before now Happy New Year to you all too! Let's hope this year will be a big improvement on last year! Today starts a new challenge from LeAnn's World 101 which as always is an Anything Goes challenge and while you don't have to use an image from LeAnn's World 101 to join in, but there's loads of gorgeous images in the store , so why not grab one to increase your entries to winning the prize?! I chose to use the fun image Marilyn for my card, as a quick thank you for someone for their Christmas gifts! I went for a bright yellow a\nd turquoise combo and then hunted for some patterned papers to match and found this very old paper pad that I have hardly used! I love finding old stuff again as it feels like new instead!  This card is for Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Pearls Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #149 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #1 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #131 A

Something Else on Saturday #86 Featuring Beatrix The Bookwitch from Faery Ink

Good Morning and Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had a fabulous New Year's celebration and we able to see in the New year with your loved ones! I have done something a little different for today's Something Else post and decorate a reading journal that I have made. I am a huge reader and decided to make a reading journal to record all my 2021 reading in rather than just using Goodreads!  I couldn't find a journal exactly as I wanted it, unless I got one made for me by someone on etsy and paid a fortune for it, so I made it myself just using Word! I bought a cheapy notebook from eBay, took the ring binding off and added some book binding ring clips instead as the added sheets to the pages made it too thick otherwise.  I then decorated the front using this gorgeous image from Faery Ink, Beatrix the Bookwitch , and coloured her up using some of my favourite colour combos. I added the title using my Mama Elephant Whimsy Alphas dies and covered them with glitter to match

Cute As A Button Challenge #64 Cheers To You

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Good morning everyone and welcome to December's Inspiration Post for LeAnn's World 101 . This time I have chosen to use the adorable Sheena to make a birthday card as it has been so long since I made one of those!  Recipe: Stamps: Sheena from LeAnn's World 101, Say It With Style from Clearly Besotted Papers: Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, Smoky Slate from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft and You Design, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Perfect Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Gems from Poundland, Ribbon from Stash, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies from Stampin' Up Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39 Eyes - G05, G07, G09 Dress - T0, T1, T3, T2, T4, T6, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08 And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! Don't forget to pop on over to the LeAnn's World 101

Scene It Sunday #26 Featuring Lots of Gingerbread!

Good morning and welcome to my last Scene It Sunday post of the year! When I first started doing this post series each week I thought I would maybe managed 4 weeks' worth and then give up, but I have absolutely loved colouring and creating different scenes, so am definitely going to carry this one on into the new year.  I do want to get better at free hand drawing and colouring scenes so NEED to squeeze some time in to do some more colouring classes from Sandy Alnock and Mindy Baxter, who show you how to do this, not just colouring a preprinted scene as I can do that! I'm also going to start to use some of Amy Young's videos as tutorials/lessons as well as she is just amazing at creating scenes from scratch!  Anyway, here's today's card - an idea I totally took from a card shared in the Lawn Fawn Fans Facebook Group, but not copied exactly. I wanted to make a gingerbread village and boy did all this tiny cutting take forever. You can see how dodgy my cutting is too!