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Snow White

I am a big sucker for all the traditional fairy tales and just fell in love with this image of Snow White from The Paper Shelter when I saw it. I also got the Red Riding Hood one too! This card is for The Paper Shelter's Challenge #146 to use punches and die cuts, for Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #35Anything Goes with handmade flowers and for Kit and Clowder's February Challenge to use a coloured image. I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out the flowers and then I curled some rolled roses to go in the centres of them. I love how they look!


Recipe:

Stamps: A Smart Snowhite from The Paper Shelter, Fairy Fantasy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Silho…

My Little Rosebud

I decided to pull out my Silhouette Portrait machine today as it was starting to get a bit dusty and I got comments from my other half yesterday as well that I hadn't used it in ages. Sometimes I have the exact die cuts I need so don't need to use it, but I do love having thee freedom to change the sizes of the die cuts.

This card is for My Besties Bingo Challenge - I used pink, ribbon and flowers, for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #224 to use twine (ok so I only used a little bit on my buttons, but it counts right?!) and for Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #108 for the sketch below. I am on the B design team for Fussy and Fancy, so strictly speaking it wasn't my turn, but thought I would play along today anyway.


And here's my card with lots of Silhouette die cuts too. The base, first layer, sentiment, doily, flourishes and flowers are all Silhouette dies. 

Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties Rosebud from Sherri Baldy
Papers: Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Springtime Vintage DSP (Retired)…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #298 with Oak Pond Creations

It's Saturday morning and you all know what that means! Another fabulous sketch challenge from us girls at the Sketch Saturday Challenge! 
We have a new sponsor this week - Oak Pond Creations!

And the prize generously donated is 3 digital images from the Oak Pond Creations store!
Here is Sketch #298...Awesome isn't it? It was designed by Alex!

And here's my card using Trash Cats, generously provided by Oak Pond Creations. These cats remind me so much of my own cat Tallulah, who is always up to mischief!

Recipe:
Stamps: Trash Cats from Oak Pond Creations
Papers: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Mocha Morning DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon from Stampin Up, Cats buttons from stash (had them for years but no idea where I got them from!)
Copics Used:  Brown Cat - E21, E23, E25, E27 Black Cat - C3, C5, C7, C9 Cats' Ears - R00, R01 Ball of Wool - R24, R27, R29 Ground - E41, E42 Background -…

My First "Magic" Card

OK so this card isn't really magical in any way, but this is the title given to it in the tutorial I used to make it, which you can findhere. (Fantastic site with loads of tutorials on!). I totally love this design and think I might just have to make another soon!

This card is for Crafty Sentiments' Anything Goes Challenge,Crafting When We Can's Challenge #63 to use lots of bling, In The Pink's Challenge #38to use pink and one other colour (mine is brown) and for Papertake Weekly's Lovely Layers Challenge.

This is the card standing up.


And this is the inside. I didn't decorate the top of the flap part, but now I think I should have done! It looks a bit bare!

Recipe:

Stamps: Annabel - Party Girl from Crafty Sentiments

Papers: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Berry Bliss DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, White cs from stash, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Polka Dot Ribbon …

James on his laptop

It was my friend's son's 15th birthday last week (and boy has that time flown by!), but I haven't the chance to go over to her's until tomorrow, so I thought I would make Scott a new card for his birthday with one of my new stamps. This card is for Sketch and Stash's Challenge #133 to use the sketch below. My new stash is my James stamp and my old stash is the Soft Sky patterned paper which I have had for about 4 years or whenever it was that Soft Sky was an in-color for Stampin' Up.

This card is also for Crafty Little Fairies One For The Boys Challenge and for Colour Me's Challenge #8to use the lovely cool colour combo below.


And here's my James. Not too fussy and just right for a 15 year old I think! 

Recipe:
Stamps: James - Laptop, Mixed Circular Sentiments both from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired), In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pis…

Thank you Berry Much

This fortnight's challenge on My Besties UK was called You're Berry Sweet and I hunted all through my folder, but alas no Berry Besties were printed. I tend to print one of each image, but never remember to print a new one when I use one! I did find a cute image with a berry on top of a cupcake so went with that one instead. This card is also for The Ribbon Girl's Colour Challenge for February - to use red.

And here's my card! I made my own patterned paper using my strawberry stamp, but you can only see bits of it here and there so I added a few more as embellishments.


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties IMG1522 from Sherri Baldy, Bingo Card from Whimsy Stamps, Fruit Fusion: Berry from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, festival of Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Old Olive all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White 1/8&quo…

Sassy and Fabulous Lizabeth Rockabilly

I had enough time today to actually enterLacy Sunshine's Challenge #27 to use lots of layers - just perfect for me as I love my layers! i really wanted to use this gorgeous Lizabeth Rockabilly digi and went for a very bright hot pink and lime green combo.I thought it was a bit too much at first but I totally love it! I think theere's just enough white to balance it out hehe.

Anyway here she is...In theory there are 7 layers altogether, not counting the flowers. Enough?


Recipe:

Stamps: Lizabeth Rockabilly digi from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Film Strip Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade (Retired), Whisper White, Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Corner Die, Heart Banner Die both from La-La Land Crafts, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Oval Nestabilities, Scalloped O…

Birthday Blessings

Another quick flowery card. This time it's for Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for February and for Colour Me's Challenge #7 to use the colour combo below. I just had to add a bit of Smoky Slate to it though to vary it up a bit.


And here's my card - a nice easy sketch this week.


Recipe:

Stamps: On Occasion, Large Tropical, Small Tropical all from Verve Stamps

Papers: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired), Brights DS Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Occasion Frame Die from Verve Stamps, Rich Razzleberry Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Pool Party Satin Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up

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

Get Well Soon

I never have any Get Well cards on hand so thought I would use ColourQ's Challenge #228 to make a soft, muted one with their colour combo this week. I did swap Cool Caribbean for Pool Party though as that's the closest I had.


I went for a fairly simple card as well with a few flowers.


Recipe:

Stamps: Morning Meadow, Cottage Garden, Express Yourself all from Stampin' Up

Papers: Ruby Red (Retired), Pacific Point, Whisper White, In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Ruby Red (Retired), Soft Sky both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Square Lattice Embossing Folder both from Stampin' Up, Gems from Hobbycraft

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

Fabulous Tilda

I just love this new Tilda stamp - I think she looks fabulous! This card is for Marvelous Magnolia's Challenge #61 Seeing Red, Viva La Verve's Sketch #1 for Februaryand for Charisma Cardz Challenge #4 to be inspired by a movie. Even my boyfriend managed to guess this one. Got it yet?


And here's my fabulous Tilda! And in case you haven't guessed it's the scene from Pretty Woman when Edward takes Vivian to the opera and she wears the most gorgeous red dress. I would so love a necklace like the one she wore as well, but I think it's just a little out of my price range hehe! Couldn't get her hair right on this one today though - I think one of my grey Copics must be running out as it started to go all sticky and wouldn't blend at all. Will have to see if I have a reinker or not.


Recipe:

Stamps: Tilda in Evening Dress from Magnolia, Signature Series: Dress Form from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Yours Truly Patterned Pap…

Wix Hearts A Blaze

Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #26 this fortnight is to use a sentiment. The sentiment I have used is actually printed on one of the patterned paper sheet in the More Amour pack from Stampin' Up, but I have never found a use of it until now! I think it fits perfectly with this cute image! This card is also for A Creative Romance's Challenge Let's Get Sentimental, for Sketch & Stash's Challenge #28 to use the sketch below and for Whimsy Stamps Challenge #68 Love Is In The Air.


And here's my card - a fairly simple one as I wanted Wix to take the centre stage! My old stash is the patterned paper and ribbon - they both retired from Stampin' Up last October and my new stash is my new digi which I bought at the end of January, but this is the first time I have used her.


Recipe:

Stamps: Wix Hearts A Blaze digi from Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Papers: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, More Amour DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Mark…

For You With Love

This week's challenge on Crafty Little Fairies is to use teddies so I just had to pull out one of my LOTV teddy stamps - love these! This card is also forThe Ribbon Girl's February Lovely Lili Challengeto use love/romance (I went with sending lots of love. Now that Valentine's is over there seems no point in making any more cards for it), for Deep Ocean's Challenge #71 Love Is All Aroundand for The Sketchy Challenge #67 to make up your own sketch.

And here's my card - a fairly straight forward sketch with lots of flowers and butterflies. See that pretty little hat pin too? I made that with a load of beads I bought last weekend from my local craft store - thought it might be cheaper to make my own. £28 later and me thinks it might not be any more! At least I can match them a bit more now than the small collection I have that never seems to include the colour I need!


Recipe:

Stamps: Teddy with Flower, Sentiment Tags, Grungy Everyday Sentiments all from Lili of the Vall…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #297 with Dilly Beans Stamps

It's time for another fabulous sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and this week our sponsor is

Dilly Beans Stamps!
And the fabulous prize is 3 digital images from Dilly Beans!

Here is Sketch #297, designed by me!
And here is my card using #336 Girl & Butterfly

I'm also entering this card into Just Add Ink's Challenge #202 to use stripes and forColor Throwdown's Challenge #279 to use this gorgeous colour combo, This is my kind of combo too! 

Recipe:
Stamps: #336 Girl & Butterfly from Dilly Beans Stamps, Starburst Sayings from Stampin' Up
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Melon Mambo, Chalk Marker both from Stampin' Up
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Two-Tone Ribbon (Retired), Starburst Framelits both from Stampin' Up, Double Loop Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Pippi Butterfly Die, Isabella Butterfly Die both from Memory Box, Buttons from stash
Copics…

Queen of Hearts

I absolutely loved Alice in Wonderland as a child and must have read the book a trillion times, so when La-La Land Crafts brought out their own Marci and Luka versions of some of the characters I just had to get them!

Anyway this card is for Papertake Weekly's With A Heart challenge, Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #34 Anything Goes with a heart and is inspired by La-La Land Crafts With Love post too.

I wanted to have a rich feel to this card (Marci is a queen after all) and pulled out some gold glitter card and used lots of hearts, but it took me ages to find the right patterned paper for it all. The heart doily looked a bit lost until I had the idea to back it with some glitter card and it really does make it stand out!

Anyway here she is...

Recipe:

Stamps: Queen of Hearts Marci digi from La-La Land Crafts

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Yours Truly Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Gold Glitter Card from local craft s…

Be My Valentine

I'm a bit late with my weekend blogging this week, but forgot I hadn't blogged my two cards that I made on Sunday only today, but luckily they fit with a few other challenges too. I've been majorly busy with work this week (Had parents evening last night and have another tomorrow and in between everything else I am just shattered. So glad it's half term next week!)

Anyway this card is for The Paper Shelter's Challenge #145 Be My Valentine, Bunny Zoe's February Challenge Love/Hearts, A Creative Romance's Show Us Some Love Challenge and In The Pink's Challenge #37 Pink Love.

And here's my pink Valentine's card. Lots and lots of pink on this one!


Recipe:
Stamps: Be My Valentine digi from The Paper Shelter, Hearts A Flutter from Stampin' Up, Tags-Its #11 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pink Passion (Retired), Bravo Burgundy (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Country Drive Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Ink…

Violet Trifold

I saw this card style on Pinterest so thought I would give it a go today for my Lacy Sunshine challenge and whilst it was quite time consuming in getting all the layers cut to the right size, I totally love how it came out. I probably haven't used the correct way to make it, but I did it my way (as Frank Sinatra would say!) and it came out pretty fine!

Anyway this card is for Lacy Sunshine's Facebook challenge to use the digi stamp Violet, which Heather was giving away for free just for this competition! She's just so generous, constantly giving away her gorgeous images (not that that stops me buying more every month!)

This is the card closed...


And this is it open...

Recipe:
Stamps: Violet Flower Pot Pretties from Lacy Sunshine,Mini Blooms, Half & Half both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Perfect Plum, Eleg…

Leslie Lollipop

Art by MiRan are having a contest on their Facebook page this month using this cutie, Leslie Lollipop, so I combined their challenge with Color Throwdown's Challenge #278 to use this pretty colour combo and Papertake Weekly's Challenge Anything Goes.


And here she is. I'm in a hearts mood at the minute with it being close to Valentine's Day an' all so made my own patterned paper using a range of patterned hearts. Love this one!


Recipe:
Stamps: Leslie Lollipop from Art by MiRan, Sweet Cake, Hearts A Flutter both from Stampin' Up, Heart-2-Heart #3 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack, Polka Dot Parade DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies both from Stampin' Up, Square Nestabilities, Scallop Square Nestabilities both from Spellbin…