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Happiest Birthday Wishes

I made this card for my work friend's birthday, which was yesterday, but I won't see her until the morning to give her the card. This card is for Viva La Verve's January Sketch #3 , which I stretched out a bit to fit on a 5 x 7 inch card, for The Ribbon Girl Challenge Anything Goes , for Crafty Sentiments Birthdays Challenge , for My Sheri Crafts Challenge #125 to use a digi stamp and for Sister Act Challenge #41 Anything Goe s . I also went with the colours from VLV's inspiration picture too. And here she is. This digi is by Art by MiRan, which is a new Etsy store that I discovered about Christmas time, when I was looking for some new digis to buy with some Christmas money I had been given. MiRan does the most gorgeous and cute little girls and I bought a few. I will be buying more as well when it's pay day next week as she has tons in her store I want! Recipe: Stamps: Dress Girl 03 by Art by MiRan, Framed Out #6 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Perf

Hearts A Flutter

Another cute digi for you. This time it's a Lacy Sunshine stamp - Hearts A Flutter. She's so sweet with all her butterflies! So anyway this card is for Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #25 to use the bingo board (I chose the top row - Bow, Pearls and Ribbon. This is also for A Creative Romance's Challenge to use Becky's sketch below and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge to add a bow and use a die. Easy peasy! And here's my card with a few more butterflies added along with lots of Liquid Pearl dots too. Recipe: Stamps: Hearts A Flutter Digi from Lacy Sunshine, Flower Fusion #6 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Pale Plum, Early Espresso, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Daydream Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim from Stampin' Up, Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Pipp Butterfly Die, Isabella

Everyone Can Fly

I love this cute little image of a fairy and her flying cat - just so sweet! This card is for The Paper Shelter's Challenge #142 to use a digi image and a sentiment, for In The Pink's Challenge #36 to use diecuts or punches and for Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #33 to use real ribbon. I pulled out some old retired bright pink and orange papers for this one and love how it came out! Recipe: Stamps: Everyone Can Fly Digi from The Paper Shelter, Framed Out #1 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Sweet & Sour DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: White Seam Binding Ribbon from Sir Stampalot, Frosted Lace Stickles, Pippi Butterfly Die from Memory Box, Fancy Framed Tags 2 from Spellbinders, Gems and Glitter Flowers from The Works, Petra's Heart Dies LR0280 from Marianne Creatables Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20, R30 Hair -

Picture Perfect Marci

Bunny Zoe's January Challenge ,  La-La Land Crafts Inspiration and Sweet Stampin's Challenge this week were all to use stitching so I pulled out one of my La-La Land digis that I hadn't used before and some new SU patterned papers that will be available during SAB very soon and used the sketch from Sketch and Stash's Challenge #131 . And here she is. I had major issues with my sewing machine for the stitching. It did not want to stitch just on paper, nor on paper glued onto card. I gave up in the en and just hand stitched my borders on, although this must have taken me 10 times as long as it would have done on the machine. no idea what was going on - maybe it was because I was trying to do zigzag stitching and it just didn't like it! Recipe: Stamps: Picture Perfect Marci from La-La Land Crafts Papers: Pool Party, Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP (available very soon during SAB) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Copic Mar

Oh Happy Day

A quick card I made yesterday for Just Add Ink's Challenge #199 for the sketch below and for Colour Me's Challenge #4 . I pulled out my new Starburst Sayings and Framelits sets that I won last Sunday in the raffle at the SU training day I went to.      And here it is... Recipe: Stamps: Starburst Sayings, Summer Silhouettes, Express Yourself all from Stampin' Up Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Subtles DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Blushing Bride all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Twine from scrapbook kit(?) both from Stampin' Up, Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #294 with Milk Coffee

It's Saturday morning and that means only one thing! It's time for another fabulous sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and this week we are sponsored by Milk Coffee. And the fabulous prize is 5 digis from the Milk Coffee Etsy store! And here is sketch #294 designed by Alex ! And here's my card. I did turn the sketch round so it fit my image better. Totally love this Rock & Roll Star or Elvis image!  Recipe: Stamps: Rock & Roll Star from Milk Coffee, Background Basics: Sheet Music, Star Prints, Mat Stack #1 Collection all from Papertrey Ink Papers: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Basic Black, Encore Silver, Chalk Marker all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Silver Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Seeing Stars Dies from Papertrey Ink, Buttons from stash, Oyster Baker's Twine f

Oh So Stylish

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter #141 is called Winter Blues , but I didn't want to make a wintery card, so instead I used some old retired Christmassy themed papers and just used the blue part of the challenge with a touch of red. This card is also for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #219 to use lace and pearls (my lace is hidden behind the ribbon and frame but it's just peeking out at the bottom), Sketchy Challenges #65 to use Diane's sketch below and for Papertake Weekly's challenge to use new stash (mine is the new digi stamp, which I bought with my Christmas money, but haven't used her as yet and the frame which is a new download for my Silhouette machine!) And here's my card - isn't she just a cutie! Recipe: Stamps: So Stylish Digi from The Paper Shelter Papers: Real Red, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Copic Markers, SIlver Star Ge

Summertime Swing

Oh I am so glad that the My Besties Challenge has gone to a two week challenge, especially this weekend as I have only Saturday's crafting time. I am at some SU training on Sunday all day and I only get crafting time at the weekends as I am supposed to be doing my masters coursework during any free time I have during the week. Anyway on to the card. This card is for My Besties Challenge #1 Summer Fun (I think having a play on a swing is definitely a summertime thing!), Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #32 Anything Goes and for My Besties Aussie Challenge Anything Goes with Butterflies . I found this gorgeous butterfly border in the Silhouette store and knew it would be perfect to frame a card! And here's my card using some pretty retired patterned papers... Recipe: Stamps: My Besties IMG 665 Summer Swing from Sherri Baldy Papers: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Copic Mark

You Rock!

Another colour challenge from me. This time it's ColourQ's Challenge #224 , which I combined with Charisma Cardz Challenge #2 to make a boy's card. I went for a quick and simple guitar themed card. And here it is... Way more CAS than I usually go for, but I like it! Recipe: Stamps: Boy Basics: Rock On from Papertrey Ink Papers: Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up Inks: Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Island Indigo all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Boy Basics: Rock On Die from Papertrey Ink, Music Notes Embossing Folder from Crafts Too (I think) And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Flip Card Thx

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink's #198 is to use the new thinlits dies from Stampin' Up, which luckily I have a set of. I combined this one with Color Throwdown's Challenge #275 to use these colours. And here's the front of my card. The DSP in the photo looks quite yellow-y, but it's supposed to be Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla I believe. And the back... Recipe: Stamps: Stippled Blossoms from Stampin' Up Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Crumb CakeWhisper White, Bella Bleu DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up Inks: Almost Amethyst (Retired), Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Thinlits Circle Card Dies, Garden Green Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Gems from stash, Pippi Butterfly Die, Isabella Butterfly Die both from Memory Box, Circle Nestablities from Spellbinders And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #293 with Bunny Zoe's Crafts

It's that time already for another fabulous sketch challenge on the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog! Back with us this week as our sponsor is the ever fabulous  Bunny Zoe's Crafts And the prize this week is a fantastic £10 to spend in the  Bunny Zoe's Crafts  Store Here's this week's sketch #293 designed by Debra ! And here my take on it - I rotated it so I could use this gorgeous digi from Saturated Canary. Recipe: Stamps: Grow digi from Saturated Canary, Frame It from Waltzingmouse Stamps Papers: Rose Red, Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Lost & Found Blush Patterned Paper from My Mind's Eye Inks: Rose Red, Chalk Marker both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim from Stampin' Up, Pearls from local craft store Copics Used:  Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20, R30 Hair - E40, E41, E43, E44 Boots and Plant Pot - E51, E53, E55 Flower

A Pink Fluttering Thank You

I was in a butterfly mood earlier today so pulled out my Sitting Tilda with Butterfly stamp to use for the Marvelous Magnolia's Challenge #59 to use lace (not sure if you can see mine but it's the pink vertical strip running down the middle), Totally Tilda's Challenge #87 Anything Goes ,  In The Pink's Challenge Anything Goes and for Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for January . This sketch worked really well on a slightly bigger 5 x 7 inch card. And here's my card - I used this gorgeous paper which I found in a box that I bought ages ago from Live & Love Crafts but never used it. It's so pretty and the strip across the bottom looked just like some pretty ribbon so added that on otp of the lace as well. I don't usually bother with those little strips running along the edge of 12x12 sheet but this one was perfect.  Recipe: Stamps: Sitting Tilda with Butterfly from Magnolia, Mini Blooms from Papertrey Ink Papers: Pink Pirouette, Ri

Dad's Deckchair Dreaming

It' my Dad's 60th birthday in a couple of weeks time so I thought I really should make him a card for it. Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #218 was perfect - to make a man's card, so I used that challenge along with Lili of the Valley's Anything Goes   challenge for January and Sketch n Stash's Challenge #130 (I found this sketch after someone left me a comment saying thanks for entering their challenge, which I hadn't done, but I guess the lady was on the DT for a challenge I had done!). I really liked their sketch and thought it worked very well for this card. My dad's not a particularly fussy person so this sketch was ideal to keep his card fairly simple. My neglected stash on this card is both the patterned paper, which whilst is fairly new from October time I think I have used it maybe once or twice, and the yellow Sizzlits alphabet that I used for the numbers, which was one of my very first big purchases when I started cardmaking about 6-7 years

A Wintery Birthday

I received some money for Christmas and decided to buy some new digi stamps with it and, whilst hunting around on the internet, came across The Paper Shelter site and fell in love with their digis. They are just gorgeous! I just had to enter their challenge today using one of my new stamps and totally love this one! This card is for The Paper Shelter's Challenge #140 to make a winter birthday card, Papertake Weekly's Challenge Anything Goes and Crafty Little Fairies Challenge to use kraft (I used Crumb Cake which is Stampin' Up's version of kraft card). And here's my card using Warm in the Winter... Recipe: Stamps: Warm in the Winter digi stamp from The Paper Shelter, Celebration Mini Tickets from Whimsy Stamps (another Christmas pressie!) Papers: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Winter Frost Speciality DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Pool Party, Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up Accessories: Pool Party

Yet another colour challenge!

My final colour challenge for today was for Colour Me's Challenge #2 to use Melon Mambo and Marina Mist - loved this one! I just pulled out some pretty papers and stamps and then happened to find some blue felt in an almost exact match to Marina Mist so used that rather than paper for the flowers. And here's my card...another quick and simple one! Recipe Stamps: Mat Stack 5 Collection, Botanical Silhouettes both from Papertrey Ink Papers: Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired), Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up Inks: Melon Mambo, Marina Mist both from Stampin' Up Accessories: Mat Stack #5 Die, Layerz Mat Stack #5 Die, Medium Scalloped Border Die, Beautiful Blooms Dies #1 all from Papertrey Ink, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Buttons from stash And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

A Rosie Posie Birthday

ColourQ's Challenge #223 was another puzzling challenge for me. It must be because I haven't done a lot of colour challenges recently so my mojo obviously doesn't want to work with them! LOL After much faffing about and trying out different ideas and stamp sets I finally came up with a fairly CAS (well for me anyway) card! And here it is... Recipe: Stamps: Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Fancy Flourishes, Wonderful Words: Birthday all from Papertrey Ink Papers: Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up Inks: Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray, Poppy Parade (Retired), Bravo Burgundy (Retired) all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Rosie Posie Dies from Papertrey Ink, Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.