Monday, 27 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Sponsors Passionate Paper Creations

Good Morning and welcome to an extra post for Ching-Chou Kuik from me this month. This week Ching-Chou Kuik is sponsoring the Facebook group Passionate Paper Creations and has a fabulous new image to share with you all. Here is the gorgeous Fields of Daisies, a great image for all your Spring or Easter cards.

I made a sweet little Easter card, using lots of pastel colours. I don't make too many Easter cards as I don't send them, not being a Christian and all, but my MIL likes to send a few out, so she normally takes whatever I make.

Anyway here she is... There will be lots of fun and games in the Passionate Paper Creations group this week, so do be sure to pop in there and say hello!


Recipe:

Stamps: Field of Daisies from Ching-Chou Kuik, Easter Fun Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz & Tea Party DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Eggs Dies from X-Cut, Border Dies from First Edition Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E27
Eyes - YG93, YG97
Dress - RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, BV000, BV00, BV02
Butterflies - BV11, BV13, BV25, BV29, Y11
Bunny - W00, W1, R01, R02
Leaves - G43, G46
Flowers - Y21, Y23, Y26, R11, Blender
Background - BG0000, BG000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to pop on over to the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook Group and check out all the fun there too! 





Saturday, 25 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Turn Into The Wind

Good afternoon and huge apologies that my Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration post is late. I didn't get chance to make it last weekend and had good intentions to make it up one evening during the week. Unfortunately that all went out of the window. Work was really busy and I was also busy writing a job application for a new job, so with all that going on I kept falling asleep really early!

Anyway here is my card for this week's inspiration, using the gorgeous Turn Into The Wind. I used some colours inspired by my friend's baby blanket that she had covering her new baby when we met up last weekend. A gorgeous blanket of light brown, coral and aqua. I loved it and came home to colour this gorgeous image using similar colours.

This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Medium (Love using my Copics. They were the first alcohol markers I bought and had classes in and although I have tried others, nothing compares!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Turn Into The Wind from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede & Best Year Ever DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Butterflies Dies CR1354 & LR0158 both from Marianne Designs, Message Tag & Twine from The Works, Border Dies from First Edition Craft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - BG93, BG96, BG99
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Roses - YR01, YR02, YR04
Leaves - BG93, BG96
Butterflies - YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02, BG01, BG02, W7
Sky - BG0000, BG10, BG11

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 gorgeous projects from the DT this week.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Moonlit Ride

Good Morning and welcome to my weekly inspiration post for the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team. This week I am showcasing one of Crissy's older images, Moonlit Ride, but I just love this collection of beautiful horses that were released last year.

I kept the background fairly plain on this one as I wanted it to look as if the horse was jumping through the stars. I created the sky using Versamark and clear embossing powder before covering the white card with different colours of ink. I haven't used this emboss resist technique for ages, but loved doing it!


Recipe:

Stamps: Moonlit Ride & Sun, Moon, Stars both  from Whimsy Stamps, Boy Basics: Out of This World, Everyday Classics, Star prints & Banner Builder all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White & Pop of Pink DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Orchid Opulence, Blue Bayou & Concord Crush (All Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, Versamark

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon (Retired) & Clear Embossing Powder from Stampin' Up, Gems from Stash

Copics Used:
Mane & Tail - V04, V05, V06, V09, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Horse - BV31, BV20, BV23,  BV25, BV29
Saddle & Bridle - BV23, BV25, BV29
Swirls - V12, V15, V17
Saddle Seat - BG53, BG45, BG47

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT for this week's inspiration!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #286 Birthday Girl

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is a nice and easy one - Birthday Girl - so we would love to see your birthday projects!

I used the revamped, but still gorgeous, Pastel Gothika for my card and went with a typical black and purple gothic combo. I went through a goth phase as  teenager and black was the colour of choice for everything! In fact, I still wear a lot of black, but my hair is now a bleached platinum blonde! Black hair makes me look really old now I'm middle aged! LOL

Anyway here she is...I attempted to colour a misty grey sky, but it didn't come out as dark as I initially wanted and then I got too scared to make it any darker in case it made it worse! Think I need to have a try on another image.


Recipe:

Stamps: Pastel Gothika from The Paper Shelter, Balloon Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White & Night and Day DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Elegant Eggplant from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Me To You Doily, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, Gems from stash, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts (?)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV11, BV13, BV17
Eyes - B23, B28, B29
Eyeshadow - V20, V28
Lips - BV11, BV13
Top & Purple Stripes on Tights - BV00, BV02, BV04
Boots - BV23, BV25, BV29, C0, C1, C2
Bricks - W5, W7, W9
Floor - W3, W5, W7, W9
Sky - C00, C0, W00, W1, W3, T1, T2, BG70, B91, Blender

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 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

Monday, 20 March 2017

Simply B Stamps March Progressive Challenge - Beehive Queen

Good evening! I finally found time today after a busy weekend to write up my blogpost for this month's progressive challenge from Simply B Stamps. I loved this image and had the perfect patterned papers and dies to go with her! The recipe we were given for this challenge was to use black, white and yellow as the main colours, patterned papers, ribbon and embossing. I did forget the embossing initially so went back and added some shabby blue frantage embossing powder around the image! It is a larger card at 7.75 inches square, but it needed to be big to get all the layers and die cuts on!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Beehive Queen from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Hello Honey (Retired) & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Beelightful Patterned Papers from NitWit Collections, Card Blank from Every Crafts A Pound 

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Hello Honey Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Crystal Stickles, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Shabby Blue Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Oval Dies from eBay, Bee, Wings, Beehive, Honey Dribbles, Honeycomb & Hexagon Labels dies all from Magnolia Doo-Hickey Box Volume 10

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R11
Eyes - YG11, YG13, YG17
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Black - C5, C7, C9
Yellow Clothes - Y32, Y35, YR23
Beehives - Y23, Y26. Y28
Bees - Y35, C7
Flowers - RV14, RV17, RV19
Rose - Y13, Y15, Y19
Leaf - YG63, YG67
Stick - E31, E33
Dots - C0, C3, B000, B01, BG53
Die Cut Bees - Y13, Y15, Y19, C5, C7, C9

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

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Seeing Through

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog this week. Today I am showcasing the gorgeous image Seeing Through. I went for a reasonably mellow card this time and love how the image really pops out against the pastel papers. I used some of my new dies on this one and love these flowers and the label frame dies!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Seeing Through from Ching-Chou Kuik, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink

Papers: So Saffron, Marina Mist & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Spring Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Roses and Pearls both from stash, Rectangular Chambers Dies from eBay, Curly Saffron 2 Dies & Cutting Heart Patterns Die both from Fantasy 

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes -B93, B97, B99
Lips - R35, R37, R39
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Blue - B91, B93, B95
Green - YG95, YG97, YG99
Trim on Gloves & Branches - E87, E89
Background - G0000, G00

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 creations from the DT this week and why not join in our monthly challenge, Love Is All Around, whilst you are there too?!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sherri Baldy My Besties New Release Post - Scan0007

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for a newly released digi stamp from Sherri Baldy. This cutie is Scan0007 (I will update with her full name once I know it!) and I just love that fancy hat! I used some new patterned papers and dies for this one (I got loads in a bargain sale last week and saved almost £40 on them! I actually paid less than I saved LOL)

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Scan0007 from Sherri Baldy, Star Studded Birthday from Fuzzy Lemon

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Basic Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers & Heart Painted Patterned Papers both from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Buttons, Ribbon & Doily all from Dovecraft, Charm from stash, Butterfly Border Die from Apple Blossom, Bunting Dies & Border Dies both from First Edition Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37
Eye - G40, G43, G46
Lips & Heart - RV04, RV06, RV09
Hat - E41, E42, E43, E44
Wings, Top & Pink on Hatband - RV10, RV11, RV13
Tights & Wings Trims - YG95, YG97, YG99
Yellow Flowers - Y15, Y17, Y19, RV000, RV00, RV02
Pink Flowers - RV52, RV55, RV17
Leaves - YG05
Toadstools - E70, E71, E74, E77
Key - T1, T2, T4, T6
Sky - BG000, BG01, B000

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 Facebook Group and check out all the other fabulous new releases this month! 

Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge #1 Anything Goes

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first Whimsy Stamps Digital Team Challenge on Facebook. We are now doing monthly challenges and would love to see your entries using any of the stamps, rubber, clear or digital, from the Whimsy Stamps store.

Our challenge this month is Anything Goes with the option of making an Easter project. I decided to use the adorable Courageous Carl for this challenge and combined him with the Pet Papers 1 and Pet Papers 2 sets and Vintage Sentiments.


Recipe:

Stamps: Courageous Carl & Vintage Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Crumb Cake Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Wild Wasabi all from Stampin' Up, Pet Papers 1 & 2 both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Daisy Dies 6002/6201 & Mery's Twig Dies 6002/0588 both from Joy Crafts, Brads from stash

Copics Used:
Mane - E33, E37, E39
Fur - E30, E31, E33, E35
Nose - C3, C5, C7, C9
Stem & Leaf - YG03, YG06, YG09
Flower - RV11, RV13, RV14, YR30, YR31, YR21

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog and the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT for this month's challenge. 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik March Challenge Easter or Spring

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is Easter or Spring, so we would love to see some of your Spring or Easter themed projects.

I used the gorgeous Love in Spring image for my card and made a slightly bigger one than usual using a pre-made 6.75" square card base. I do like how much more room you get with this size base, so must add some more on to my shopping list! I use A4 sized card and the biggest size card I can make out of it is a 5.75" square card and that extra inch makes all the difference!

I added lots of dies to this one as I rediscovered some that I had bought before Christmas and had left in a carrier bag, so I thought I would put them to good use! I have a HUGE collection of dies, so I am regularly re-discovering ones I haven't used for a while. I did forget to photo the sentiment which is on the tag with the lace that is sitting behind the image layer.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Love In Spring by Ching-Chou Kuik, Framed Out #1 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz & Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Summertime by The Sea Patterned Papers from Maja Design

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sahara Sand Lace (Retired) & Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Love Birds Dies from Verve Stamps, Decorative Swallowtail Tags Dies from Spellbinders, Striped Swirl Edger Die & Heart Spray Die both from Creative Expressions, Trailing Leaves Die from Rosy Owl, Decorative Scalloped Edger Die from Joanna Sheen, Sunflower Die 6002/0452 & Daisy 6002/6201 both from Joy Crafts, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts (I think?)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E33, E35, E37
Top - B63, B66, B69
Wings - B21,  B23, Blender
Flowers - B32, B34, B37, E51, E53, E55
Berries - R37, R39
Branches - E89
Birds - C1, YR14
Background - C00, C0, C1

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 gorgeous cards from the DT for this month's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Basket of Bunnies

Good Morning! Welcome to my first inspiration post for the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team. I thought I would share a cute card I made for an early Easter card using the adorable Basket of Bunnies from February's new releases along with the Easter Papers and the Easter Fun Sentiments set.

I had a bunny, when I was a kid, called Skip as I was insistent that she skipped not hopped everywhere. I was only 7 mind you and hopping was on one leg and she didn't use one leg, so couldn't be hopping as my 7 year old mind thought! She was adorable and complete jet black apart from white feet, tail and a little spot under her chin. I think we had her for about 8-9 years before she died. The black rabbit in the stamp is for my little Skip!


And a close up view of the stamp...
This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Basket of Bunnies & Easter Fun Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: So Saffron & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Easter Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Scalloped Border With Bows Die 6002/0098 from Joy Crafts, Forget Me Not Enamel Dots from Dovecraft, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Doily from stash

Copics Used:
Basket - E33, E35, E37, E39
Inner Ears - R20, R22
Noses - C7, C9
Bunnies Left to Right - (1) E40, E41, E42, E43, (2) W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, C00, C0, C1, (3) E21, E23, E25, E27, (4) C5, C7, C9, (5) C00, C0, C1, C3
Bow - Y00, YR31, Y21, Y23, Y26
Shadow - T1, T2, T4

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Group and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the DT this month too.