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Wishing Stella

Yes another fairy stamp today! It wasn't until I was uploading all my posts that I actually noticed I had used a fairy on all three of my cards today. Obviously needed some fairy magic sending my way! LOL This last card of the day is for Art by MiRan's Challenge #7 Anything Goes and for Color Throwdown's Challenge #294 to use this gorgeous colour combo below. And here's my card - another cutie! Recipe: Stamps: Wishing Stella from Art by MiRan, Celebration Circle Pennants form Whimsy Stamps Papers: Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand, In Color 2013-15 DSP Stack, Spiced Cider DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, White Gel Pen all from Stampin' Up, Silver Star, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens, Copic Markers Accessories: Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim, Corner Rounder Punch both from Stampin' Up, Circle Pennant Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set from

Faery Fae Smiles

Tiddly Inks are one of my newer stamp discoveries and I have fallen in love with their cute little girly images, especially these Faery Fae ones! Anyway this card is for Tiddly Inks Challenge #134 to use pastels, Creative Inspirations Challenge #267 to use a tag and for Sketch 'n' Stash's Challenge #140 to use the sketch below. My old stash is the patterned paper and ribbon which I think I must have had since about 2007! (I did have to do a google search to find out when it was out as the blue (Soft Sky) was an In Color then, not a regular colour.) And here's my card...Isn't she a cutie?! Recipe: Stamps: Fariy Fae Smiles from Tiddly Inks. Everyday Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley Papers: So Saffron, Soft Sky, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired), Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired), Subtles Brads (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Paper Roses from Wild

Rose Fairy

I am really starting to like these Aurora Wings digis and they don't scare me as much as they did at first, now I've done a couple. I think it's because they are very busy and you just need to separate each part out before jumping in to colour them, although I think I have coloured some leaves in pinky-purple by mistake today! Anyway this card is for Aurora Wings Challenge #3 to use butterflies, Papertake Weekly's Sketch Challenge #90  to use the sketch below and for In The Pink's Challenge #45 to make a shabby chic card. And here she is. The flowers look a bit purple in the photo, but are a little more pink in reality - more of a dusky pinky-purple. Recipe: Stamps: Rose Fairy from Aurora Wings, Flower Fusion #6 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Carpe Diem Patterned Papers from Glitz, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain Distress In

Sketch Saturday Challenge #312 with Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Good Saturday morning to you all! Are you ready for a new Sketch Saturday challenge? We have a new sponsor this week too... Little Miss Muffet ! The Challenge Prize this week is a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to the Little Miss Muffet shop! It is the 5th Saturday of the month so that means... the sketch is any Sketch of your Choice from Challenge #215-311! {See the Archive } [Please include a picture of the sketch you used in your post] I got to play with Polka Dot Pals Heidi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and used Sketch #256 for my card.  And here she is... Am loving peach, green and brown together at the minute and my new pad of pretty papers had all these colours in and I just had to use them!  Recipe: Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Heidi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Flower Fusion #2 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Pincushion Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny, Copic X-Pre

Pretty Ashlyn

I thought I would have a go at the Make It Colourful Challenge #10 today and try to do both levels! Eeek! The easy level was to use pink and brown - very easy for me as it's one of my favourite combos. The hard level was to use curly hair! I pulled out my Ashlyn digi and jumped in the deep end with both feet! This is the first time I have ever attempted to colour in hair this big and this busy. I didn't quite get it all correct and I'm sure I've coloured bits in that were supposed to be gaps in the flowing hair, but you can't tell that much! This is also for Sketchy Challenges #74 to use this fabulous sketch and Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #4 2 , but I didn't use the option this time. And here she is... Recipe: Stamps:  Ashlyn from Make It Crafty Papers: Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Sweet Owl Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Copic Marker

Fussy & Fancy Challenge #115 Outdoors with Crafty Sentiments

It's Friday and that must mean another challenge from the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog . This fortnight Celine is hosting the challenge and our challenge is... Outdoors and we are sponsored by the fabulous Crafty Sentiments. I used this gorgeous Ladybug and Butterfly digi stamp for my card.  Isn't it just the cutest?! Recipe: Stamps: Ladybug and Butterfly from Crafty Sentiments, Signature Series: Butterfly from Papertrey Ink Papers: Rose Red, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Rose Red Prints DSP (Retired), Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Scalloped Square Nestabilities, Glitter Domes from Crystal Stickers, Little Butterfly Die from Wild Rose Studio Copics Used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20 Hair- E40, E43, E44, E47 Skirt & Bow - R56, R89

Waverly the Mermaid

I had a coffee and cake date with two of my good friends this morning, but managed to squeeze in a little crafting time before I went. (I didn't have coffee, I had a strawberries and cream cooler at Costa's with a white chocolate blondie! Mmmmm!) This card is for  Lacy Sunshine's Challenge to use die cuts/punches and for their Facebook challenge to use the Waverly Sea Kissed Mermaid digi. I'm also entering this card into Open Minded Crafting Challenge #11 to use a fairytale or fantasy character. And here she is... Isn't she adorable? Couldn't get a photo without the shine on all the gems though, but this was the best of the 9 I took! Recipe: Stamps: Waverly Sea Kissed Mermaid from Lacy Sunshine Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green (Retired), Rainbow Sherbet DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from

The Paper Shelter Challenge #160 Make It Manly

Apologies for the late post, but I completely got my dates muddled up for today's challenge over at The Paper Shelter's Challenge Blog. Today we are challenging you to Make It Manly for Challenge #160 , so forget all those pretty girly cards from my last challenge and dig out your men and boy images and get colouring! The Paper Shelter has a fabulous range of digi stamps perfect for this challenge, so why not head over there and have a look! Here's my card using Extreme and he's such a fun guy! And just so perfect for one of those many boy cards I always seem to need! Recipe: Stamps: Extreme from The Paper Shelter, Boy Basics: Skater Dude from Papertrey Ink Papers: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Junior Varsity DSP (Retired), Summer Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Grey all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Bright Buttons (Retired), Decorative Do

Cogsley Copperpot!

Totally love the name for this stamp! I did try to give her a copper pot hair colour as well and it didn't come out too badly! This card is for The Stamping Chef's Challenge #31 Anything Goes and their Facebook Challenge for the sketch as well. And here's my card. It was getting a bit dull with all the dark red/burgundy/brown papers so added some Champagne glitter paper to sparkle it up a bit!  Recipe: Stamps: Cogsley Copperpot from The Stamping Chef, Afterthoughts (Retired) from Stampin' Up Papers: Bravo Burgundy (Retired), Berry Bliss DSP (Retired), Regals DSP Stack (Retired), Champagne Glitter Card all from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts Unlimited, Neenah Solar Crest  Inks: Purely Pomegranate (Retired) from Stampin' Up Accessories: bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Steampunk Heart Cogs Dies, Steampunk Corner Die all from La-La Land Crafts, Scalloped Border with Bows Die 6002/0098 from Joy Cra

Music Notes Rio

This is the other card I made for the Simply B competition on Facebook. This time I've used Music Notes Rio and the challenge was to use black, white and on other colour and for me it just had to be pink! This card is also for Crafty Sentiments Challenge to be inspired by a song. As soon as I saw this sentiment, Kiki Dee's " I've got the Music In Me " came into my head - an oldie from the year before I was born! I grew up with lots of oldies though as my mum was really into Motown, Elvis and 70s disco. My dad loved his Rod Stewart! I so did not have cool parents! LOL Love them to bits though! Anyway here's my Rio - I kept it fairly simple as I used this fabulous music background die cut from the Silhouette Studio and didn't want to cover too much of it up! Couldn't quite get y flicks on the black hair on this one though! I would love to be able to get away with my hair like that again - I used to have it all multi-coloured as a teenager/young adu

The Ice Queen

Simply B Stamps' Facebook group is having a competition to make 2 cards using 2 new digis - Ice Queen and Music Notes Rio. I did both today and this is the Ice Queen card which had to be in icy tones with some sparkle as well. I used some die cute from my Silhouette Portrait machine for the base and layers as well as some of the embellishments. I also used the colours from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #262 , which were perfect for the icy tones! And here's my Ice Queen. Such a gorgeous digi to colour and my hair flicking is slowly getting there!  Recipe: Stamps: Ice Queen, Betty and Short Snout for the sentiment both from Simply B Stamps Papers: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired), Winter Frost DSP all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon from Stampin' Up, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Heart Border Die fr

Thank You with Butterflies

Just a really quick card I made this morning for In The Pink's Challenge #44 Simply Sentimental - to make the sentiment the focus of your card. We're getting close to the end of the school year and lots of thank you cards will be needed soon, so an ideal chance to get one done! Recipe: Stamps: Wonderful Words: Thank You, Beautiful Butterflies both from Papertrey Ink Papers: Regal Rose (Retired), Pretty in Pink (Retired), Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up Inks: Regal Rose (Retired), Pretty in Pink (Retired), Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Pink Pirouette Two Tone Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Resplendent Rectangles from Spellbinders, Daisy Pattern Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug And that's all for this very quick post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Little Garden Sally

Art by MiRan was giving away this gorgeous digi in their Facebook group this week for reaching 300 members and are also having a competition using it! I'm also entering this card into Art by MiRan's Challenge #6 Anything Goes , Papertake Weekly's Challenge Oh So Cute  (I think she's cute!) and Creative Inspirations Challenge #266 to make a birthday card. And here she is... I tried to give the impression of there being lots of flowers and butterflies in the garden. Recipe: Stamps: Little Garden Sally from Art by MiRan Papers: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest Inks: So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from stash, Happy Birthday Die 6002/0296, Swirls 4 Die 6003/0008 both from Joy Crafts!, Kensington Border

Hope your day is just dandy...

Love this phrase and it goes so perfectly with my Dandelion Pixie stamp from Tiddly Inks that I just had to use for their challenge #133 Head in the Clouds . This card is also for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #237 to use buttons and bows, A Creative Romance's Challenge to make a girly card and for Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #217 to use their recipe of 3 patterned papers, some ribbon and some pearls/rhinestones. And here she is... This is just such a cute image! Recipe: Stamps: Dandelion Pixie from Tiddly Ink, Flower Fusion #8 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Vintage Summer Basics Patterned Papers from Maja Design Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired), Subtles Buttons both from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine & Pearls both from stash, Snowflake Corner Die from Memory Box,

Olivia's Secret Window

I received this image from Lacy Sunshine last week as part of their loyalty programme when joining in their challenges and using one of their digis, but I printed her way too big really. Not one to waste expensive cardstock, I thought I would use her anyway and love how much easier it was to colour such a big image. Shame there was not much room for anything else on the card! Anyway this card is for Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #33 Anything Goes , Colour Q's Challenge #242 to use the colours below (although I have probably added too much brown to be honest!) and for Deep Ocean's Challenge #78 to use wings - added a few more butterflies as well as the ones in the image. And here she is...See what I mean about being too big! Need to learn to check my sizes before printing onto card! Recipe: Stamps: Olivia's Secret Window from Lacy Sunshine Papers: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Neenah Solar Crest

Sketch Saturday Challenge #311 with Bugaboo Stamps

Welcome to another challenge over at Sketch Saturday. We have one of our favourites joining us as our sponsor this week. The super prize offered this week is 7  Bugaboo  digital stamps of the winner's choice. What a fantastic prize! Sketch #311 was designed by Cathy : And here's my take on this sketch using Bobblehead Kids Alice from Bugaboo. Isn't she adorable?! Recipe: Stamps: Bobblehead Kids Alice from Bugaboo, Mixed Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley Papers: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Regals Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Marina Mist, Night of Navy both from Stampin' Up Accessories: Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities all from Spellbinders, Heart Border Die

Fussy and Fancy Blog Hop Winner

Good morning! It's time to announce all the Fancy and Fussy Blog Hop Winners today. But before I get on to mine, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in. We hope you enjoyed it - I know I did and there were some absolutely stunning cards in the hop, don't you think? I used to pick my winner and he picked #4, which is Vinita Jain ! Congratulations Vinita! Please email me at with your choices of 2 digi stamps from The Paper Shelter . You will be spoilt for choice here!

A Mermaid's Wish

Aurora Wings have a Facebook challenge this month to use blue so I thought I would have a go at colouring in their gorgeous Mermaid's Wish digi. She did take quite a long while to do and although it's nowhere near as good as Alyce Keegan's version , I do love how it came out. This card is also for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #261 Nautical - are mermaids classed as nautical? They belong in the sea so I'm making a loose connection here as I think nautical should be sailors, anchors and boats etc, but some of the DT had sea creatures on their cards, so am guessing mermaids will also be allowed! Anyway here she is - a rather monochromatic card as well, but I love all the turquoise with the darker blue. Recipe: Stamps: Mermaid's Wish from Aurora Wings Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Pacific Point from Stampin' Up, Copic Mar