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Comfy Slippers Fairy

I love all these new fairy images from Saturated Canary and managed to buy some this week and just had to use one for this week's Challenge #51 over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog, which was to use a colouring technique. I chose to use the dotted background technique which I don't think I have ever really used properly. Not sure I have done so this time either, but I do kind of like how it makes my fairy stand out a bit more. This card is also for Just Add Ink's Challenge #180 to add colouring and for Totally Gorguss' Challenge #199 to use texture. I think with all my glitter and die cut, as well as the dotted background making my image come to the forefront a bit, that there is enough texture without needing to emboss anything! Feels it with all the glitter anyway! And here it is... Her hair took me absolutely ages to do and my lightest Copic marker ran out just as I had finished the first layer of colour and I don't have a reinker for it, so had to

Pink and Yellow Natural Beauties

This week's Color Throwdown's Challenge #25 7 was such a pretty combo so I pulled out a 2-step stamping set and used Mojo Monday's Challenge #308 to come up with this flowery card. And here it is... Recipe: Stamps: Natural Beauties from Papertrey Ink Papers: Regal Rose (Retired), Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up Inks: Regal Rose (Retired), Pretty in Pink (Retired), Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Kiwi Kiss (Retired) all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Decorative Labels 22 from Spellbinders, Lime Green Stickles And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Amazing CAS

Not that I think this card is amazing, but for me to manage to do a CAS card as clean and simple as this is just amazing in itself. I really struggled not to add  more to it! This card is for the sketch from SC451 and ColourQ's Challenge #204 . I really didn't know what to do with these colours other than more flower cards and I've kind of had enough of them at the minute, so went with this very simple sketch and a touch of reach colour! And here's my very quick 5 minute card! Recipe: Stamps: Express Yourself, Summer Silhouettes both from Stampin' Up Papers: Lucky Limeade (Retired), Concord Crush (Retired), Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, In Colors 2010-12 DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up Inks: Concord Crush (Retired), Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up Accessories: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Lucky Limeade Taffeta Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up And that's all from me

Sketch Saturday Week #274 with Milk Coffee

Good Morning Sketchers! It's time for another Super Saturday Sketch and this week we are sponsored by the fabulous Milk Coffee Our prize, this week, is fabulous! It's the winner's choice of 5 digi stamps from the Milk Coffee Etsy store! Here is this week's sketch designed by our Queen of Sketches, Jen . Hope you enjoy using it! Sketch #274 And here's my card using the cute Michelle in Hot Air Balloon digi stamp. Recipe: Stamps: Michelle in Hot Air Balloon from Milk Coffee, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Everyday Electic Patterned Papers from Echo Park Inks: Baked Brown Sugar from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), In Colour Boutique Details both from Stampin' Up, Simple Circles Border Die from Papertrey Ink And that's all from me for t

Time to Relax

My final card from this weekend is for Lili's Little Fairies   to make a boy's card (Lili of the Valley stamps make this so easy hehe), for ColourQ's Challenge #203 to use the perfect male colour combo below and for Viva La Verve's Sketch Challenge #4 for August . And here's my card. Recipe: Stamps: Deckchair Dreaming, Mixed Circular Sentiments both from Lili of the Valley, A Little Argyle from Papertrey Ink Papers: Pacific Point, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Brights DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Lucky Limeade (Retired), Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Pacific Point all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers Accessories: None! And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the Bank Holiday tomorrow if you're in the UK!

Stamp A Faire Challenges Part 2

I only managed to get 4 of these challenges done today and I'm not sure if I'll have any time tomorrow to get any done, but I had fun watching all the videos and adding some of the techniques to my list of to do ideas! This card is for the Limited Ingredients Challenge in which we were only allowed to use the following items on our cards. We didn't have to use them all but we couldn't add anything else except a neutral coloured ink! The list included ... white cardstock white or transparent glitter(Prisma Glitter) 1-3/4" circle punch or die 1" strip of light gray cardstock (Soft Stone) melon cardstock & ink (Melon Berry) aqua cardstock & ink (Aqua Mist) golden yellow cardstock & ink (Harvest Gold) And here's my card... Recipe: Stamps: Delightful Dahlias, Botanical Silhouettes, Fancy Flourishes all form Papertrey Ink Papers: Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Stampers Select White all from Papertrey Ink, sahara Sa

Stamp A Faire Challenges Part 1

This weekend Papertrey Ink are having their annual Stamp-A-Faire celebrations, basically a weekend of themed card making challenges and I managed to find the time to do a few of them. The first challenge was called Breakfast Bake & Take   in which you had to choose a colour combo and sketch for your card. I chose these ones... And here's my card... Definitely need some new Raspberry Fizz and Scarlet Jewel inks. Mine are still the old ones and have all but run out now! Must place a PTI order soon... Recipe: Stamps: Rosie Posie, Think Big Favorites #16, Background Basics: Twinkle all from Papertrey Ink Papers: Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Stampers Select White all from Papertrey Ink Inks: Scarlet Jewel, Raspberry Fizz, Lavender Moon all from Papertrey Ink, Concord Crush, Old Olive both from Stampin' Up Accessories: Rosie Posie Dies from Papertrey Ink My next card is for the Gallon, Quart, Pint challenge in which we had to choose three colours, making on

My Classroom Notice Board

It will soon be time to go back to school, not just for the kids, but for me too, but I'm lucky, as a teacher I get to go in a few days earlier! I'm going in next week to set up my classroom - print, mount, laminate and put up all my displays, labels trays and new exercise books, organise my cupboards after having moved classrooms, put out all the new pencils and pens in new pots etc etc etc (And they say teachers don't work on their holidays!). It will take me the best part of next week. I can't go in on Monday as it's a Bank Holiday here in the UK, but I will be in every other day next week so that it's all ready from when the children come back on September 4th! I went to a garden centre the other week to kill some time before a house viewing we were going to and I bought this chalkboard with drawers unit in the sale reduced from £29.99 to £8.99. Bargain I thought but it looked a bit boring and to be honest the paintwork wasn't exactly the best. There w

Tilda's On The Road

Thought I would pull out a bunch of new goodies for this card! This one is for Marvelous Magnolia's Challenge #41 to use lots of layers, Charisma Cardz Challenge #33 to use more than one fold, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use flowers and for Totally Gorguss' Challenge #198 to use a bow. And here's my twisted easel card using my new Tilda stamp with new papers, new flourish die and new sentiment stamps from Lili of the Valley! Recipe: Stamps: On The Road Tilda from Magnolia, Mixed Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley Papers: More Mustard (Retired), Blue Bayou (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Lost & Found 3 Oliver Patterned Papers from My Mind's Eye, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: More Mustard (Retired), Blue Bayou (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers Accessories: More Mustard Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Tags from Martha Stewart, Paper Roses from Wild Orc

Purple-y Thank You

This card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #3 for August and for Color Throwdown's Challenge #256 to use this gorgeous colour combo! I got a little carried away with my Liquid Pearls on this one, but it needed something to jazz it up a bit and my Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls matched perfectly! And here's my card. Recipe: Stamps: Great Friend, Tag Time, Petals & Stems, Thanks So Much Freebie all from Verve Stamps Papers:  Pale Plum (Retired), Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Cottage Wall DSP (Retired), Gingham Garden DSP all from Stampin' Up Inks: Pale Plum (Retired), Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up Accessories:  Flourished Trim Die from Verve Stamps, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, 1/4" Circle Punch both from Stampin' Up, Oval Nestabilities, Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Buzz Lightyear Inspired

When I saw the sketch for Just Add Ink's Challenge #179 , I was going to do some grungy splats as were drawn on the sketch, so pulled out my Grunge Me set and went to get my Boy Basics: Skater Dude set to go with it, when I pulled out my Out of This World set which sits next to Skater Dude in my PTI stamps box! I think Buzz Lightyear must have inspired me because as soon as I saw his saying in this set, this card idea immediately sprung to mind and I changed my plan completely! And here's my card - no idea why my rocket looks glittery when it's been coloured in with Copics (must be because I used Whisper White and not my usual Copic Blending Card) and it looks like that whatever angle I use, but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get some better light as it's a bit cloudy here now and I can't get a better picture! Recipe: Stamps: Boy Basics: Out of This World from Papertrey Ink Papers: Daffodil Delight, River Rock (Retired), Whisper White, Bright

A Bright Thank You

As much as I love bright colours, sometimes I can get carried away with them, like I did on this card. On their own, each part looked fine, but once I had finished gluing everything together, I changed my mind about this card. I think the background paper is too busy and distracts from the main elements too much. I might see if I can dismantle it tomorrow and change that paper, but Mr Tombow is a very strong glue so I doubt I'll get anything off! Anyhow...this card is for Inkspirational's Challenge #34 to use the card below to CASE. I basically took the layout of the card and the idea of the bird for mine. I combined it with the colour challenge CC440 from SCS this week, which is a fun, bright one! And here it is... I ordered this set in my last SU order and completely forgot to order the matching punch - duh! Guess I need to make another order soon then :P Recipe: Stamps: Morning Meadow from Stampin' Up Papers: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper Whi

Sketch Saturday Week #273 with Prairie Fairy.

Good morning Sketchers! This week, at Sketch Saturday, we are joined by  Prairie Fairy Designs . The prize available this week from Roberta and the gang is a fabulous $10 to spend in the  Prairie Fairy   shop. Here is Jen's fabulous sketch for this week. I hope you enjoy it as much as the Saturdays have! Sketch #273 And here's my card using these adorable birds on a swing from Wee Stamps. Recipe: Stamps: Bird Swing Digi Stamp from Wee Stamps, Wishing You from Papertrey Ink Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Mellow Moss (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Boho Chic Patterned Papers from First Edition Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Cameo Coral Reinker (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Stampin' Clay, Flowers Clay Mould all from Stampin' Up, Picket Fence Die from Papertrey Ink, Bisque Liquid Pearls, Oval Nestabilities, Fancy Tags 2 from

My Besties Wedding

The other card I managed to get done today was for My Besties Wedding, Puppy Love or Romance Challenge . I don't have any of the actual wedding stamps from My Besties, but I found this cutie, who kind of looks like she's got a wedding dress on with a rose as her bouquet, so I used that one. I pulled out some pretty papers, cut up lots of die cuts and added a bunch of flowers and loved how it came out!  Going to keep this one for my uncle and aunt's wedding in October. And here she is... Recipe: Stamps: IMG382 My Besties Digi stamp from Sherri Baldy, Boxes, Bags & Tags, Tag-Its #5 both from Papertrey Ink Papers: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Soft Suede, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Sweet Owl papers from First Edition Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Heart Doily from Dovecraft, Paper Roses and Tulips from Wild Orchid Crafts, Frosted Lace Stickles, Seam

Wednesday or Thursday???

I completely got my days mixed up this week and was totally convinced that today was Wednesday, which was going to be a challenge card making day, whilst Thursday was going to be getting ahead on some of my DT cards. Well, the DT cards didn't get done.... This card is for Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #15 to use a girl image on your card. I only have a few of the Lacy Sunshine images at the minute and this little cutie is just one of those I have printed (I don't have a working printer at home so therefore use the printer at school instead, but school's closed for the summer this week so I can't get in to print any more until I go in next week, when I'll be setting up my classroom ready to go back!) I just randomly picked some patterned papers and matched my colours to that to come up with this one with Sweet Lil' Bumblebee with Flowers. Recipe: Stamps: Sweet Lil' Bumblebee with Flowers Digi Stamp from Lacy Sunshine Papers: Melon mambo, Island