House of Cards Inspiration Challenge

Every month that there is a fifth Monday, we have a special extra challenge for you over on the House of Cards Challenge Blog. It is an inspiration challenge but this week you can choose which of the four card making styles you want to use for it.

Here is this month's inspiration photo...

http://blogs.mydevstaging.com/blogs/centsational-style/files/2012/09/autumn-branch-centerpiece-bhg.jpg

And here's my card using the Cute & Fun card making style... I focused on the colours of Autumn and the leaves for my card and totally love how this one came out!


Recipe:

Stamps: Emily's Windy Autumn Day from Lacy Sunshine, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Haiku DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Delightful Dahlia Dies from Papertrey Ink

And that's all from me for this month's challenge. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find the time to join in this month's inspiration challenge! 

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #18 Guest Designer!

At the end of challenge #16 on the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog, I was invited to be their next guest designer and I have to admit I squealed with delight when I saw my name and card on their blog page! So I thought about it for ooh just a millisecond before sending the email off to Manderly to say yes!
I was given the gorgeous Candi Corn Sticky Wings digi stamp to work with for this week's challenge #18 which is Trick n Treat with stitching, either real or faux (I went with the faux as I cannot sew in straight lines at all!). I absolutely love her - she just gorgeous and was on my wishlist for payday as it was. Manderly said I could make anything I wanted, so I decided on a little Hallowe'en card and gift box set.

Here's my cute card...


And the matching gift box...


And together...


Thank you so much to Heather, manderly and all the other Lacy Sunshine girls for having me as their guest designer this week. I had loads of fun creating this Hallowe'en set!

Recipe:

Stamps: Candi Corn Sticky Wings Digi Stamp from Lacy Sunshine, Halloween Treats & Sweets, Fancy Flourishes, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Witches Brew DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Brights Candy Dots, Vanilla Mist Smooch Spritz both from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Oval Nestabilities, Spider Web Dies from Papertrey Ink, Orange Satin Ribbon from the Ribbon Girl, Brads (on the box) from stash, Black Diamond Stickles, Everyday Banner and Text Stamp and Die Set COL1324 from Marianne Collectables

And that's it from me for this post folks! Don't forget to head over to the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and check out this week's challenge.

Lavender Lil Muffy Mopsy

This card is for My Besties Challenge to use Lavender, which on its own is not a colour I tend to choose, but I mixed it up with a bit of plum and really like how this one came out. This is also for Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #20 Anything Goes and add 3 buttons and for Charisma Cardz Challenge #38 to decorate the inside of your card.

And here's the outside with the cute Lil Muffy Mopsy...


And here's the inside, carrying on the colours and part of the layout...


Recipe:

Stamps: IMG692 Lil Muffy Mopsy from Sherri Baldy Designs, Friends Til The End, Mat Stack Collections 1 and 5 all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, In Colors 2011/13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Oval Nestabilities, LR0154 Decorative Tags from Marianne Creatables, 6002/0135 Fleur de Lys Corner Die, 6002/0100 Daisy Border Die both from Joy Crafts, Buttons from The Works

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

Butterfly Flourish

I generally don't buy those cheap £1 stamps you get in the local craft store, but I was buying some for the kids at school to use in my after school card making club (they don't get to use my own expensive stamps!) and really liked this butterfly flourish one so bought one for the kids as well as myself. It actually stamps quite well, just doesn't emboss too well as there is so much detail in the actual flourish. Might try using it again with just plain stamping next time.

Anyway this card is for ColourQ's Challenge #208 with one of my fave combos, SC454 for the sketch and Just Add Ink's Challenge #184 to use bows.


And here's my card with lots of dots!


Recipe:

Stamps: Six Sided Sampler from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Flourish from Hobbycraft

Papers: Raspberry Ripple, Confetti White, Night & Day DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Raspberry Ripple from Stampin' Up, Versamark

Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, White Embossing Powder both from Stampin' Up

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

Blue Tulips???

Do you get blue tulips? I honestly have no idea (not a big flower person to be honest), but mine are blue so I guess you must do :P This card is for Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge #312 and for Color Throwdown's Challenge #261 to use this bright combo, which is not my usual choice of colours, but I do quite like it for a different flower and butterfly card.


And here's my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Floral Symphony from Verve Stamps

Papers: So Saffron, Pacific Point,  Marina Mist, Whisper White, In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired), Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Pacific Point striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Circle Nestabilities, Butterflies Dies from Marianne Creatables, 6002/0125 Corner Die from Joy Crafts, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #278 with Wings and Willows

It's time for another fabulous sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and this week we are joined by Rebecca from Wings & Willows


The Prize from Rebecca this week is a generous $10.00 to spend in the 

And here is sketch #278 designed by our queen of Sketches Jen!


And here's my card using Sleep Tight from Wings and Willow - isn't this mouse just so cute?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Sleep Tight from Wings and Willow, Daydreamer from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Summer Breeze Patterned Papers from First Edition

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Lace, Ribbon both from The Ribbon Girl, Buttons from stash

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get chance to join in the sketch this week.

Gypsy Rose Tea

I just love this image from Sherri Baldy Designs and just had to use her today! I really wanted her to wear a yellow dress - must be the last few bright sunny days inspiring me as I know soon enough I'll be getting up in the dark and coming home from work in the dark :( I went through my pile of paper pads and pulled out some pretty yellow paper and teamed it up with a bright teal to come up with this card. This is for My Besties Anything Goes Challenge and for Scrapbook Society's Challenge #19 Anything Goes with Ribbon and Flowers.

And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Gypsy Rose Tea from Sherri Baldy Designs

Papers: Take With Teal (Retired), More Mustard (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Walk In The Park Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Tag from Martha Stewart (doily really but that's what's they're called), Ribbon and lace from stash, Dew Drops, Butterflight Sizzix Die from Tim Holtz, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, LR0192 Leaves Die, LR0119 Swirl Circles Die both from Marianne Creatables, 6002/0125 Corner Die from Joy Crafts

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by. Off now to tackle the mountain of marking I brought home with me!

Inkspirational Hallowe'en

Yep another Hallowe'en card and as I'm doing an inspiration table at the next Stampin' Up training day hosted by the lovely Monica and Bekka, you'll see quite a few more bits and pieces for Hallowe'en on here, so apologies if you get bored of it all! Anyway, this one is for Inkspirational's Challenge #38 which is a CASE inkspiration this week and this is the card to CASE - gorgeous isn't it?!


And here's mine with a Hallowe'en theme!


Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Bash from Stampin' Up

Papers: Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Whisper White, Witches Brew DSP all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Summer Starfruit, Basic Black both form Stampin' Up

Accessories: Oval Punch, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch all from Stampin' Up (I could swear blind I had the decorative label punch - I know I have! - but could I find it when I needed it! Nope! Checked every drawer possible, but nowhere to be found. No idea what I've done with that!)

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


Mixing New with the Old

I still have a few new goodies that I haven't yet used (Think it might actually be a bit more than just a few though!), so pulled one of my new stamp sets and dies out today to mix with some older/not so new stuff! This card is for Mojo Monday's Challenge #311 for the sketch and for Color Throwdown's Challenge #260 to use this pretty colour combo.


And here's my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Mat Stack 6 Collection from Papertrey Ink, Six Sided Sampler from Stampin' Up

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Orchid Opulence (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Large Delicate Doilies Sizzix Die, Hexagon Punch all from Stampin' Up, Mat Stack 6 Dies from Papertrey Ink, Border Die 6002/0098 from Joy Crafts

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


A Big Thank You

Just a quick card I made this morning using the colours from ColourQ's Challenge #207. I was struggling with the Night of Navy so decided to do the whole background in it to make the flowers stand out a bit more and I actually do quite like how it turned out in the end. This one is also for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #202 - Dotty. I think I have plenty of dots on this one!


And here's my card... (The glitter isn't gold at all - the brown ink behind it is just making look that way!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Wonderful Words Thank You both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Regals DSP STack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Circles and Lacey Circles Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Icicle Stickles, Buttons from Stash

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


Pearl for Paula

It's my work colleague's 40th birthday next week so I thought I would combine a few challenges and make a pretty card for her. This one is for Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #17 Under The Sea and their challenge digi this fortnight is the beautiful Pearl from the new Seakissed Mermaid Collection, which I got for free as I used a Lacy Sunshine image in their last challenge. Gotta love me some freebies, especially pretty ones! This is also for Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #98 to use die cuts or punches - I used quite a few die cuts on this one! - and for Crafty Little Fairies Challenge to create a numbered birthday card.

And here's my card with the tag in...


And with the tag out...Thought I would put the 40th birthday on a hidden tag just in case she didn't want everyone to know!


Recipe:

Stamps: Pearl Digi Stamp from Lacy Sunshine, Movers & Shakers Sentiments, Birthday Bash Sentiments, Make A Wish Additions all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Beach Bliss Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Chalk Marker both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Large Delicate Doily Sizzix Die both from Stampin' Up, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Heart Stems Die from Impression Obsession, Romantic Song Frame from Die-Sire, Edge Die 6002/0149, Swirl 4 Die 6003/0008 both from Joy Crafts

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


Hexagon Hallowe'en

Just a quick Hallowe'en card that I made today for Just Add Ink's Challenge #183 to use the fab sketch below. I used some of the patterned papers from the Witches Brew DSP pack from the Autumn-Winter Seasonal Catalogue along with the matching washi tape (which I had to stick onto Whisper White first to make it stand out more).

And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: That's the Ticket from Stampin' Up

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Witches Brew DSP all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Summer Starfruit from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Bright Buttons, Hexagon Punch, Ticket Duo Punch all from Stampin' Up

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

Sketch Saturday Week #277 with Bunny Zoe's Crafts

It's time for another great sketch challenge this week at the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog.

And back with us this week, as our sponsor, is the ever fabulous 



The prize this week is a fantastic £10.00 to spend in the Bunny Zoe's Crafts online store.


Designed by our queen of Sketches Jen is sketch #277.


And here's my card - another Hallowe'en one I know, but I have a fair few to send out so am making them a bit earlier this year. Love this cute Count Dracula from Crafty Sentiments! 


Recipe:

Stamps: Count Dracula from Crafty Sentiments, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive Button (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from Creative Expressions, Victorian Lace Border Die from Papertrey Ink

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at all the other fab DT cards and maybe join in the challenge too! 



Sweater Socks Fairy

I love all these new fairies from Saturated Canary and this one is the gorgeous Sweater Socks Fairy - she's just so cute! This card is for a multitude of challenges as well, as my crafting time is a bit limited at the minute due to other DT projects I'm doing for future things! This is for Saturated Canary's Challenge #52 Shabby Chic, Charisma Cardz Challenge #37 to use a favourite colour combo (one of mine is soft pink and soft blue), Papertake Weekly's Challenge Make It Sparkle (I did add lots of Stickles to her wings, but the photo didn't really pick it up) and for F4A183 to use a fairytale character. I guess you find lots of fairies in fairytales! This was also for Sketchy Challenges #56 for the sketch as well.



And here she is after all that!


Recipe:

Stamps: Sweater Socks Fairy Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary, Mixed Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, J'Adore Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon, Designer Builder Brad both from Stampin' Up, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Paper Tulips from Magnolia, A2 Bracket Borders Dies, Radiant Rectangles Dies both from Spellbinders, LAce & Velvet Ribbon Combo from The Ribbon Girl, Stardust Stickles

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


Pink Snickerdoodle!

Just love the name of this stamp from Sherri Baldy! This week's challenge on My Besties is to make a monochromatic card and, of course, I just had to go for my fave colour, pink! My Besties UK Challenge this week is to use a fairy, Scrapbook Society's Challenge #18 is Anything Goes with lots of bling and Papertake Weekly's Challenge is to make a child's birthday card. Phew! I think I got everything in there!

And here's my cutie with lots of glitter, gems and a bit of shimmer smooch spritz behind Snickerdoodle for a touch of shimmery-ness too! Loved making this card!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties IMG698 Snickerdoodle from Sherri Baldy Designs, Celebration Circle Pennants from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Regal Rose (Retired), Pretty in Pink (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Sweet Afternoon Patterned Papers by Teresa Collins

Inks: Regal Rose (Retired), Pretty in Pink (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Vanilla Mist Smooch Spritz, Beautiful Wings Embosslit both from Stampin' Up, Circle Pennants Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Gems from Hobbycraft, Ribbon from Stash, Twine from Doodlebug (I think!), Paper Doily from eBay, Stardust Stickles, Cotton Candy Stickles, A2 Bracket Borders One, Decorative Labels 22 both from Spellbinders

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

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...