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Pretty Elvina the Butterfly

I really love all the Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet stamps and had to use another one for their challenge #93 this week, which is to use blue and green. This card is also for Creative Inspirations Challenge #278 to use flowers, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use their sketch #93 below and for the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge , which is an Anything Goes one this week. And here she is...looks pretty in these shades, doesn't she? Recipe: Stamps: Polka Dots Pal Elvina, Polka Dot Pals Ready Faces both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink Papers: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (Retired), Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DSP (Retired), Retro Fresh DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Pool Party Ruffle Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink

Put A Cherry on Top!

Di's Digi Challenge  this week is to use animals, so I pulled out this cute digi of some mice making a m-ice cream sundae - aren't they just adorable! This card is also for Crafty Sentiments challenge , which is also to use animals, Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #251 to use pearls and Crafting When We Can's Challenge #77 to borrow a sketch. I used Lou's sketch from the Tiddly Inks Challenge #139 as a basis for my card. And here it is.... Recipe: Stamps: Cherry on Top from Di's Digi Downloads, Sweet As Can Be from Papertrey Ink Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine, Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up, Pearl from The Hobby House Copics Used: Left Mouse  - E30, E31, E33, E35 Middle Mouse - E11, E13, E15, E18 Right

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #41 Use a window

I can't believe my summer holiday is slowly drawing to a close! I go back to school tomorrow for two training days and then the children come back on Wednesday. That was one fast, expensive and busy summer holiday! Anyway it's Sunday morning and that can only mean one thing...a new challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and this fortnight we are challenging you to use a window. Heather has a gorgeous collection of Secret Window images - some are cute-sy, some Steampunk/Gothic style, but all are fabulous and just perfect for this challenge! I used the Gothic style Abby's Secret Window for mine and went for traditional Gothic colours of black and purple. This image would also be great to use for a Hallowe'en card as well. And here she is... Isn't she adorable? I just love her big eyes! Recipe: Stamps: Abby's Secret Window from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, On My Couch Additions from Papertrey Ink Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Whisper

Treasure Your Day

I love this image from The East Wind and just had to use her for their Facebook Challenge Pirates . She was lots of fun to colour, although I'm not completely happy with her skirt, but oh well. Never mind! This card is also for Crafty Ribbons Challenge to make a birthday card with ribbon, A Creative Romance's Challenge to use Kraft card and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge which is an Anything Goes challenge, but I didn't add the twist this time. I don't actually have any map stamps or anything remotely related to pirates, ships or sailing, so had to improvise a little and use my steampunk corner dies and made a couple of little scrolls for mini maps! Recipe: Stamps: Lucy Loo Pirates from The East Wind, Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps Papers: Chocolate Chip, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Kraft from Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Gold Mirri Card from stash Inks: Chocolate Chip from

You Colour My World!

I thought I would go for a  nice, bright, summery card today for A Random Fan's Challenge #13 Anything Goes , especially as our summer seems to have finished now over here in the UK. It has become quite chilly and windy this past week and I think Autumn is making an early appearance. This card is also for Through The Craftroom Door's Challenge , which is also an Anything Goes Challenge, for Inky Chicks Challenge #36 to use fairies or angels and finally for  Deep Ocean's Challenge #85 to use something sweet (she's a very sweet looking angel!). And here she is - I just had to do a rainbow background for her as well and love all these bright colours together. Recipe: Stamps: Gemma on Cloud Nine from A Random Fan, Happy Trails from Papertrey Ink Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Brights DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Mar

Sketch Saturday Challenge #325 with Bugaboo

Good morning! This is the last Saturday of my holidays before going back to work after my 6 week summer holiday :( But the good news is there's only 7 weeks until half term LOL! Anyway it's time for another challenge over at the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog   and we have one of our favourites joining us as the sponsor this week. Bugaboo Stamps The super prize offered this week is 7 Bugaboo digital stamps of the winner's choice.  It is the 5th Saturday of the month, so that means you get to pick ANY sketch from challenges #215-324 this week! I chose to use sketch #325 for my challenge, which was one of the first DT sketches I did.  And here's my card using the cute Brat Bugs from Bugaboo . Recipe: Stamps: Brat Bugs from Bugaboo Stamps, Flower Fusion #6 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Pincushion Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny Inks: Chocola

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge #2 for August

It's time for the second challenge for the Art by MiRan Facebook group this month and this fortnight's challenge is an Anything Goes challenge as long as you use an image from the Art by MiRan store . I chose to do something a bit different for this challenge and used the absolutely stunning Venus digi. She truly does look like a goddess, don't you think? I wanted to make her look like she was rising our of the sea from an oyster shell and I like it kind of looks like that. What do you think?  I used my Silhouette Portrait loads on this one! Recipe: Stamps: Venus from Art by MiRan Papers: So Saffron, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon all from Stampin' Up, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Paper Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Flower Sprays fro Live & Love Crafts, Metal Heads from local craft store, Die cuts from Silhouette Portrait (base, layers, seaweed swirls, shell

The Stamping Chef #44 Anything Goes

It's time for another fun challenge over at  The Stamping Chef  and as always it's an Anything Goes Challenge. I used the hilarious  Bungle Bunny digi  for my card this week for a very early Hallowe'en card. I love these twisted, yet elegant girls! It's that "butter wouldn't melt" idea to me! LOL And here she is... Love her sweet and innocent smile while she's strangling the poor bunny! Recipe: Stamps:  Bungle Bunny from The Stamping Chef,  Halloween Treats and Sweets, Framed Out #6 both from Papertrey Ink Papers:  Perfect Plum, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Oct 31 Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks:  Perfect Plum, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories:  Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon, Sizzix Large Delicate Doilies Die from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Pearls from Papermania, Filigree C

The Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer Post #3

The Paper Nest Dolls are sponsoring  Copic Marker Norge's Challenge this week and Christine asked if I would be able to make a card for them using one of the new digis she has specifically created for this challenge, both of which are available as freebies from the challenge site. I used the cute Birthday Cake Ellie on my card and went for a nice, bright colour combo. She was so much fun to colour. I'm also entering this card into Copic Marker Europe's Challenge Anything Goes with Copics ,   Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #275 Party Time   and  Crafty Ribbons Challenge Celebration with Ribbon . Recipe: Stamps: Birthday Cake Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Background Basics: Sheet Music, Make A Wish, Make A Wish Additions all from Papertrey Ink Papers: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Sweet Taffy DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Daffodil Delight all fr

The Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer Post #2

I was recently asked by the lovely Christine from The Paper Nest Dolls if I wanted to do a couple of guest designer cards using some of her new stamps and of course I couldn't not do it! This card uses a gorgeous new Hallowe'en image - you all know how much I love Hallowe'en! I went for traditional Hallowe'en colours - black, green, orange and purple and used my fave PATP set, Spiderweb! This is just perfect for Hallowe'en cards! Isn't she just adorable in her candy corn t-shirt and spotty skirt! Recipe: Stamps: Witch Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Halloween Treats & Sweets, Tiny Treats: Halloween all from Papertrey Ink Papers: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSP (Retired), Frightful Sight DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Corn

The Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer Post #1

This is the first card I have done as a guest designer for The Paper Nest Dolls using a couple of their new stamps. I just love these gorgeous girls and have quite the collection building up now! This beauty is called Ellie with Teddy. I went with a traditional girly card for this one and just had to use lots of pink on her. She is just so cute and this image would be perfect for a little girl's birthday card or even to make a picture frame for her room. Recipe: Stamps: Ellie with Teddy from The Paper Nest Dolls Papers: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Coffee in the Ardour papers from Maja Designs, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Blushing Bride Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Isabella Butterfly Die from Memory Box, Stencil Edge Die 6002/0269, Tag Number 1 Die 6002/0260 both from Joy Crafts, Big Rose from The Range, Other flowers from Wild Orch

Sunny Day Wryn

I love all the Wryn stamps from Tiddly Inks and pulled out a fairly new one that I haven't yet used for a couple of challenges today! This card is for Tiddly Inks Challenge #139 Anything Goes and for Creative Inspirations Challenge #277 to use the sketch below. I didn't want to make her into a sunflower like so many other people have done, so went with a pink flower and green dress as the stem instead. I guess I really should have coloured her shoes in brown for the soil or green for the grass really, but I felt she was lacking in pink! And here's my take on this sketch... Recipe: Stamps: Wryn Sunny Day from Tiddly Inks, Ticket Notes form Whimsy Stamps Papers: Primrose Petals, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Stella Rose Hazel Patterned Papers from My Mind's Eye Inks: Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Primrose Petals Ribbon, In

Splitz in a Pretty Pink Pose

I love my fairies as well as my Alice in Wonderland (in fact I love everything fantasy related!) and was so excited to join in with In The Pink's Challenge #151 to use fairies and pink - what else could a pink, fairy loving crafter want?! LOL This card is also for Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use a die cut. I had to pull out one of my gorgeous Lacy Sunshine fairies for this one - this is Splitz Pretty Pose. I did get a bit carried away with the pink and it overloaded it a bit, which is why I had to add some white and pink butterflies to try and balance it out a bit more. Recipe: Stamps: Splitz Pretty Pose from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Fairy Fantasy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps Papers: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Rose Red, Whisper White, Berry Bliss DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' U

Queen of Hearts Ellie

I am a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and just seem to keep buying various digis of Alice, The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. This Queen of Hearts is from The Paper Nest Dolls and I love her. She's a sweet looking Queen, not the nasty, vicious Queen from the book. This card is for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #17 , which is always an anything goes challenge and for Sketch and Stash's Challenge #145 to use the sketch below. My old stash is the ribbon which has been retired from SU from years now and my new stuff is my fairly new digi, but never before used, digi. I did have to leave off the embellishments in the top left corner as my sentiment was there and didn't really look right anywhere else though. And here she is...isn't she just the cutest? I'm really getting the hang of flicking with black hair now thanks to Alyce Keegan's classes, but I must make a start on the clothing one soon so I can get my pleats right. Recipe: Stamps:

Sketch Saturday Challenge #324 with 2 Cute Ink!

Happy Saturday Everyone! I have a new Sketch Challenge for you from the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and we have a new sponsor too! 2 Cute Ink ! The prize this week is 2 images of the winner's choice! Sketch #324 was designed by me! And here's my take on it using the Lucky Unicorn digi stamp from 2 Cute Ink. I'm also entering this card into Fab and Funky's Challenge #226 For the Kids . Recipe: Stamps: Lucky Unicorn from 2 Cute Ink, Fillable Frames #5 from Papertrey Ink Papers: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired), Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Pacific Point Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania & Hobbycraft, Circle Nestabilities Copics Used: Clouds - C00, C

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #121 with Crafty Sentiments

Happy Friday! Only one week of my holiday left and guess where I'll be spending it?! Not at the beach, no....Not in the countryside, no....Not visiting some fantastic place, no....I'll be back at work. I have moved classrooms this year again so I now have to go in, reorganise all my stuff in cupboards (just hope they have been emptied!) and start to put up displays and tray labels for the kids etc. That will take me the best part of the week as well all the planning I have to do with my partner teacher as well. Anyway it's time for another challenge from the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog and this fortnight we have a great challenge for you, sponsored by Crafty Sentiments . Our challenge for you is pets, so included a pet of some kind on your project! Here's a picture of my cat, Tallulah Zazzles (yes I let the boyfriend pick her name) and she's a gorgeous Blue British Shorthair and the stroppiest madam I have ever met! She snuffs her nose at any food that is not

Pretty in Pink

I thought I would enter the All Dressed Up Challenge #20 Flower Power this week using a fairly new digi that I haven't yet used. this one is called Mirror Mirror and she is just so pretty, don't you think? This card is also for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #249 to make a project for a special celebration (I think any birthday is special!), Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge , The Outlawz Saturday paper A La Mode Challenge Fashionista   and Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use a die cut. And here she is, getting all ready for either a night out or a night in bed, depending on how you view her I guess. I went for an easel card as I didn't leave any room for a sentiment! Recipe: Stamps: Mirror Mirror from All Dressed Up, Signature Series: Dress Form from Papertrey Ink Papers: Primrose Petals, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, All Dolled Up Patterned Papers from Glitz Inks: Primrose Petals from Stam

The Paper Shelter Challenge #170 Lace

It's time for another challenge from the fabulous The Paper Shelter design team and today our challenge #170 is to use lace. There are so many gorgeous laces out there and I have a huge piles of laces in various colours and sizes so it was hard for me to choose which one and then it was even harder to choose which gorgeous image to use. I eventually decided to go a little bit sassy and use some red lace that I bought from my local craft store a while ago and teamed it up with the gorgeous Tango stamp from The Paper Shelter . I fell in love with this digi as soon as I saw her but have never gotten round to using her until today. My printer for some reason didn't like her tights though and only printed dots rather than the actual lines so I had to use my Copic Fine Liner to put them back in at the end. Anyway here she is....Isn't she just fabulous?! I couldn't find any dance related sentiments in my arsenal of stamps so hunted on Pinterest for some good ones and cop

House of Cards Sketch Challenge for August

Wow that last month went quickly - where did it go? September and back to school will soon be here as well! Anyway it's time for the Cute & Fun DT to share their cards with you for this month House of Cards challenge which is a Sketch challenge this month using this sketch. And here's my card for it... Isn't she just the cutest with those gorgeous, big, brown eyes?! I decided to go for a nice, bright colour combo this time and although orange and yellow are not colours I usually use, I really love this card. My hair flicks are so much better this time and boy does this gorgeous girl have a lot of hair!  Recipe:  Stamps:  Butterflies of Hope by Hannah Lynn Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Greenhouse Gala DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Chocolate Chi