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House Of Cards March Inspiration Challenge

Good morning! It's time for another new FIFTH WEEK challenge at House of Cards! We've got a fabulous challenge for you this fortnight and we cannot wait to see what you've got in store for us! Since our entire DT will be creating for this one, there is TONS of inspiration for you to choose from! :) 
This is the inspiration photo - such a bright, freshly coloured room. THIS IS A ONE WEEK CHALLENGE...please make sure to get your entries in before next Sunday at noon CST! :)


This WEEK, we're asking for  ANY AND ALL STYLES OF CREATIONS PLUS USE THIS PHOTO INSPIRATION~
I couldn't decide if it was blue or purple in the photo - it all depended on the light in my room and which computer screen I was looking at, but in the end went with blue, but mostly green! 
And here's my card, using the Cute and Fun card making style.

Recipe:
Stamps: Celebrate Joyfully from Tiddly Inks
Papers: Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade (Retired), Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Everyda…

New Tiddly Inks Stamps

I bought some new Tiddly Inks digis a couple of weeks ago (as well as some more yesterday with the special offer for Christy's birthday) and finally got round to using one today, so I thought I would enter the Tiddly Inks Challenge #129 to make a birthday card and Crafting When I Can's Challenge #66 to make a card for a child.

And here she is - love this Fairy Fae; she's so cute. Couldn't get my Frantage right on this one though - it just never seems to go where I want it to go or stay in the place I put it! I think I might have to find a Versamark pen again and do some dots so it will stick on better.


Recipe:
Stamps: Fairy Fae Catches A Star from Tiddly Inks, Fairy Fantasy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Chalk Marker both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pens, 
Accessories: Sum…

Lily's Tulip for Springtime

Spring is starting to peek through those rainy clouds that we keep having and it's slowly starting to get warmer too (although I did have to de-ice my car the other morning and being as impatient as I am didn't wait for my windscreen to defrost before starting my windscreen wipers and tore the rubber off one of them. £17 later and I have a new wiper blade!)

Anyway I love making Springtime cards as it always makes me feel much happier and looking forward to warmer weather, so A Creative Romance's Spring Flowers Challenge was perfect for how I was feeling today! This card is also for Art by MiRan's Challenge #2 Anything Goes, Crafty Little Fairies Challenge to use a tag and Sketch & Stash's Challenge #135. My new stash is my new digi stamp and the patterned paper; everything else I've had for a while.


And here's my card using some bright yellow and pale blue - reminds me of the Spring sky!


Recipe:
Stamps: Lily's Tulip from Art by MiRan, Tiny Tags from P…

A Mother's Day Card...

Thought I should really make a Mother's Day card for my mum, although her present hasn't arrived yet despite ordering it almost 2 weeks ago and was promised that it would be here on time! *Insert annoyed face here!*

Anyway on to the card...This card is for My Besties UK Challenge to make a mother's day card, My Besties Aussie Challenge #19 to use ribbon and for Crafty Sentiments Challenge to make a mother's day card.


Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties IMG061 from Sherri Baldy, Women of Life from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Bird Song Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Regal Rose (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Labels 24 from Spellbinders, Fancy Heart Border Die from Crafty Sentiments, Die-Namics Fancy Flourish Die from MFT, 3D Flower Die from CArt Us, Ribbon from stash, Small Garden Sprig Die from Poppy Stamps
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, …

Lula the Ladybug

In The Pink's Challenge #40 this week is to make a kid's card and I just had to use one of Lacy Sunshine's  digis for this challenge as they have lots of cute girly image suitable for kids! I chose Lula the Ladybug and she is just the cutest! I am also entering Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #29Anything Goes, Creative Inspirations Challenge #258 to make a girly card and Papertake Weekly's Sketch Challenge #88 with this card.


And here's my card... I did use a bit of red and green on this one, but hope it's still pink enough for a girly card!


Recipe:
Stamps: Lula the Ladybug from Lacy Sunshine, Wishing You, Make A Wish both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Old Olive, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Retired), Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Real Red, Old Olive all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch from Stampin' Up, Icicle St…

Butterfly Drifting

I finally got my hands on one of the new Memory Box stencils and pulled it out for a little play this morning. I used Charisma Cardz Challenge #7 to make a CAS card, which I'm never very good at as I don't like lots of empty spaces, for Deep Ocean's Challenge #74 to make a card for a friend and for Color Throwdown's Challenge #285 to use this gorgeous colour combo below.


And here's my card. Th stencil was actually too big for the A6 sized card I made, so I added the last butterfly separately and love the dimension it adds to it. I sponged the background with Sahara Sand but it didn't really show up so I added the trio of dots for a bit more!


Recipe:

Stamps: Friends 'Til The End, Harvest Berries both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Drifting Stencil from …

Sketch Saturday Challenge #303 with The Doodle Garden

Good Saturday Morning! It's time for another fantastic challenge from the Sketch Saturday Challenge and this week we have a new sponsor too...
The Doodle Garden

And the prize this week is 3 Doodle Garden images!
Also it is the 5th Saturday of the month, so that means...YOU pick any sketch from #215 to 302!
I picked Sketch #228 and used Bunny Luv from The Doodle Garden to make my first Easter card of the year. I usually give out a few with Easter pressies and my MIL always wants some as well, so it's always a good idea to get started early! Isn't she a cutie?!

Recipe:
Stamps: Bunny Luv from The Doodle Garden, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Lucky Limeade (Retired), Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Spring Drop Patterned Papers from First Edition
Inks: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Hearts Border Die from Papertrey Ink (used as scal…

A Final Card for The Paper Shelter

Not a final card forever though, just a final card as a participant because... I was picked as one of their new Design Team members! I could not believe it when I received an email on Friday from the lovely Marie! I am still giddy and cannot stop grinning. I am beyond excited!


So as a final participant card, I used one of my fave images - Red Riding Hood and am entering this intoThe Paper Shelter's Challenge #150 to use more than 5 flowers, for Papertake Weekly's Challenge to make a card for a mum or a girl, Aurora Wings Challenge #1 Anything Goes, and Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #37Anything Goes with a Butterfly.

And here she is...I used my Silhouette Portrait a lot on this one after seeing the arch/curved frame in my library and decided I wanted it to look like Red was coming out of the forest. Not sure if it really looks like that, but it's cute nonetheless. Hope you like her!


Recipe:
Stamps: Red Riding Hood from The Paper Shelter, Way Out West from Waltzing M…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #302 with Deedee Designs

Good morning and welcome to  another fantastic challenge from the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog. This week we have a brand new sponsor 
Deedee Designs

And the prize is 3 Deedee Designs sets!
Our sketch #302 this week was designed by Cathy and has so much potential for so many different types of cards. 
And here is mine using the Rainy Day set from Deedee Designs. Love these little ducks - they are just so cute! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Rainy Day from Deedee Designs, Scattered Showers, Scattered Showers Additions both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Flirtatious DSP (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight both from Stampin' U, Copic Markers
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up, Medium Scallop Border Die from Papertrey Ink
Copics Used: Light Blue - B0000, B91, B41 Dark Blue - B93, B95, B97 Big Duck - Y13,Y15, Y17, YR16, YR18 Little Ducks - Y21, Y23…

Argh!

I did a very stupid thing today and decided to change my blog a bit, but forgot to save my template before I did it and now I have lost all my links and everything, so bare with me whilst I try to remember what everything was and put it back in order!


Springtime Greens

With St.Patrick's Day coming up there's a few green challenges about and I combined two of them today with this card:Crafty Sentiments Challenge and The Ribbon Girl's March Colour Challenge both want you to use lots of green and I am also entering this card in Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #227 to make a thank you card. Now green isn't a colour I'm particularly fond of as a main colour, but I chose two softer greens and really like this colour combo!

And here's my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Springtime Delight from Crafty Sentiments, Framed Out #1 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Garden Gingham DSP, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2010- 12 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding ribbon (Retired, I think) from Stampin' Up, Victorian Lace Border Die, Framed…

For the love of chocolate!

For those of you who know me, I love my chocolate! In fact I would go as far as to say that I am truly and utetrly addicted to chocolate and if I don't have at least one bit a day, I think I would die! OK, so that is a bit extreme, but I would be a bit grumpy and antsy! Maybe it really is time to cut back, but it's just so delicious!

Anyway this digi stamp from Art by MiRan was one of the first I bought as I would love to have a huge bar of chocolate just like that! This card is for Crafty When We Can's Challenge #65 to use hearts and flowers and for Sketchy Challenges #69 to use Kirsty-Anne's sketch below which I rotated to fit my image better.


And here's my card - isn't she a cutie?!

Recipe:
Stamps: Caressa's Gift by Art by MiRan, Sentiment Tags by Lili of the Valley, Background Basics: Hearts from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Real Red, Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up…

A Little Bit Grumpy

I just love this digi stamp from The Paper Shelter - she so looks like me as a child. I was forever in a strop when I didn't get my own way, usually over some Sindy Doll accessories or clothes I wanted and wasn't allowed! Ha ha! Anyway this card is for The Paper Shelter's Challenge #149 Away with the Fairies, Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Things with Wings and for Deep Ocean's Challenge #73 to use lace and pearls.

And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: A Little Bit Grumpy digi from The Paper Shelter, Fairy Fantasy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps, Background Basics: Twinkle from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired), Modern Medley DSP, Silver Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Melon Mambo, Chalk Marker both from Stampin' Up, Silver Metallic from Encore, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Taffeta Ribbon, Thinlits Circle Card Dies, Framelits Holiday Collection Dies all …

Uptown Girls Living In An Uptown World

I love these Uptown Girls collection from Stamping Bella and bought a couple the other week and thought they would be another perfect stamp to use this weekend for a few challenges. this card is for A Creative Romance's Challenge Seeing Double, to have two characters in a stamp or 2 images on your card, for Papertake Weekly's Bingo Challenge (I used glitter, free and die cuts) and for Creative Inspirations Challenge #256 to use your favourite colour combination (I have many but most of them include pink in one shade or another. This one is a current fave - pale pink, pale aqua and light grey!)

And here's my card - I added a few random sequins as they reminded me of the bubbles that should be popping in the bubbly!


Recipe:

Stamps: Uptown Girls Felicity & Blair Living Life from Stamping Bella

Papers: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, In Colors 2010-12 & 2011-13 DSP Stacks all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxed…

I Baked A Cake

I treated myself last month to some new LOTV stamps and this was one of them but hadn't used it, so thought I would pull it out for The Ribbon Girl's Lili of the Valley Animals Challenge and combined it with Charisma Cardz Challenge #6 to make a girly birthday card.

And here it is using some gorgeous papers from LOTV too!


Recipe:
Stamps: I Baked A Cake, Greetings Postmarks both from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Kraft card base from Craftworks Cards, Country Lady Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses Dies from MFT, Small Garden Sprig Die from Poppy Stamps, Paper Doily from eBay
Copics Used: 
Bear - E42, E43, E44
Cat - E31, E33, E35
Cake - E25, E27, E29
Apron & Ground - E40, E41, E42
Reds - R37, R39, R89

And tha…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #301 with Bunny Zoe Crafts

Good Morning Everyone and welcome to another sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday!
Back with us this week as our wonderful sponsor is
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

The prize this week is £10.00 to spend in the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Store

This week's sketch #301 was designed by Jen...

Although this sketch is quite a simple one, I just couldn't get it to work for me this week. I think I was probably rushing too much when I was making my card and it just didn't come out the way I wanted it to. But nevermind. I'm sure we all have those bad days sometimes....

Recipe:
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies from Papertrey Ink, A Round Array from Stampin' Up
Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up
Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Pistachio Pudding both from Stampin' Up
Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, 7/8" Scalloped Circle  Punch, Subtles But…

Gemma Gumdrops

This little cutie is just adorable and is this week's free digi from Lacy Sunshine if you used one of their digi stamps in their previous challenge.Their challenge this week is to use spring colours, so I pulled out an old favourite set of retired SU papers, Tea Party, which is just perfect for this challenge.


Recipe:
Stamps: Gemma Spring Flower Gumdrops from Lacy Sunshine
Papers: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Certainly Celery (Retired), Whisper White, Tea Party DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Oval Nestabilities, Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Tiffany Frame Die from Memory Box, Happy Birthday Die 6002/0296 from Joy Crafts, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Elegant Flourish Die from Crafts Too, Butterflies Dies from La-La Land Crafts
Copics Used:  Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E01, R20, R30 Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 Greens - G43, G46 …

Butterfly Girl

I love this stamp from Crafty Sentiments so thought I would have a play with her today for their challengethis week which is to use Dots or Spots. I'm also entering Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #226to use pink and green, although I did throw a bit of brown in there to balance it out a bit. totally love this colour combo though!


Recipe:
Stamps: Butterfly Girl from Crafty Sentiments
Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, In Colors 2013-14 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim from Stampin' Up, Frill Frames #8 from Go Kreate, Palace Oval Frame Dies from Memory Box, English Roses Dies LR0162, Butterflies Dies LR0158 both from Marianne Creatables, Paper doily from eBay
Copics Used: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E01, R20, R30 Hair & Shoes - E42, E43, E44 Pinks - RV29, RV25, RV23 Greens - G40, G43, G46
And that's all from me for this post folks…

New Sale-A-Bration Stamps

It's Sale-A-Bration time from Stampin' Up at the minute, in which you can choose one of the free gifts for every £45 you spend. I placed an order last month and got myself some freebies and this card uses two of the stamp sets and a punch that are free during this offer, which runs until the end of March (I think!).

This card is for Color Throwdown's Challenge #282 to use this bright, fab colour combo.


And here's my card...

Recipe:
Stamps: See Ya Later, Petite Petals, Summer Silhouettes all from Stampin' Up
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Sunny Garden DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Petite Petal Punch all from Stampin' Up, Buttons from stash
And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.