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, Circle and Big Scalloped Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Pippi Butterfly Die, Isabella Butterfly Die, Tender Leaves Dies, Precious Hearts Dies all from Memory Box, Glamour Dust, Buttons form stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E71, E74, E77
Greens - YG21, YG23, YG25
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Aqua on wings - BG10, BG11, BG13

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by. Back to work tomorrow so I'll be back to my usual routine of mad card making at the weekends LOL

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 Mouse & Wafer - E42, E43, E44, E47
Inner Ears & Feet - R20, R22
Stool - E93, E97, E99
Glass - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG93
Cherry - R35, R37, R39, E71, E77, G21, YG63
Umbrella - E71, E77, G40, G43, BG11, BG13
Ice Creams - G40, G43, E77, BV00, BV02, BV04, BG10, BG11, BG13, R81, R83, R85
Ground - E50, E51, E53

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

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 White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2010-12 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Concord Crush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star and Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Black Roses form Magnolia, Purple Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1 from Papertrey Ink, Black Lace from local craft store

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Lips - R20, R22
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Window Frame - C1, C2, C3, C5
Wall - C00, C1, C3
Eyes - BV20, BV223, BV25
Curtains - BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08
Bow, Dress trims & Necklace - BV17, BV25, BV29
Dress - V91, V93, V95
Inside Wall - V000, V01

And that's all from me for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous DT cards and join in the fun whilst you're there too. You could win up to 5 digis for the Lacy Sunshine store or a GDT spot for our next challenge.

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 Stampin' Up, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain Distress Inks from Tim Holtz, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Steampunk Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Gold Ribbon from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E13, E15, Y21, Y23
Coat & Bandana - E42, E43, E44
Feathers & Sword - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Shirt - C00
Skirt - E71, E74, E77, E79

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

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 Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E42, E43, YR31, Y21, Y23, Y13, Y15 (Couldn't get the shade I wanted today!)
Red - R35, R37, R39
Orange - YR04, YR68, YR07
Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y17
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95
Blue - B14, B16
Dress - BV00, BV02, BV04
Flowers - V04, V06, V09
Sky - BG10, BG11
Clouds - C00

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

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.


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: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Calypso Coral Ribbon from Stampin' Up (Retired), Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E42, E44, E47
Ladybugs - R14, R17, C5, C7
Shoes - E42, E43, E44
Orange - YR61, YR02, YR04, YR07
Green - G02, G04, G07

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun too whilst you're there.

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

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Eyes - BG01, BG02, BG05
Rock - W1, W3, W5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous cards from our Guest Designers this month and join in the fun whilst you're there too. Don't forget if you join in the challenge you could win up to 3 digis from the Art by MiRan store and a chance to be the guest designer for next month's challenges.

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 Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts

Copics Used: 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E01, E21, R20
Hair - C1, C3, C5, C&, C9
Branch - E43, E44, E47
Rope - E33, E35
Bunny - R20, R22, W1, W3, W5
Dress - V91, V93, V95, V99
Eyes - BV20, BV23, BV25
Ground - C00, C1, C2


And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Stamping Chef Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too. You don't have to use a stamp from The Stamping Chef to join in but if you do you get entered into the prize draw twice to win 3 digis of your choice from The Stamping Chef store, so what are you waiting for?! 

 

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.



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 from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Heart Banner from La-La Land Crafts, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Frosted Lace Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Cake & cupcake case - E71, E74, E77
Reds - R35, r37, r39
Yellows - Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Christine for inviting me to share my card with you all.

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: Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Ribbon from stash

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - V91, V93, V95, V99
Blacks - C3, C5, C7, C9
Broom - E13, E15, E18
Yellows - Y15, Y17
Oranges - YR04, YR07
Greens - YG91, YG95, YG97
Shadow - C00, C1, C2
Bats - C3, C5, C7

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Nest Dolls Blog and check out all the other gorgeous stamps and cards they have.


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 Orchid Crafts, Pink Stamen, Shabby Bark Heart, Beaded Berry all from Live & Love Crafts, Oval and Beaded Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Filigree Border Die from La-La Land Crafts, Cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl, Heart Pearls from Hobbycraft, Round Pearls from Crystal Stickers

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Teddy - E40, E41, E42, E47
Shoes - E40, E42, E43
Dark Red/Pink - R56, R39, R59
Mid Pink - R81, R83, R85
Pale Pink - R11, R12, R14

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Nest blog and check out all the other gorgeous stamps and cards from the design team! 

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 Color Sequins both from Stampin' Up, Die Cut Lace Tags from Martha Stewart, Lace from stash, LR0192 Leaves Dies, LR0107 Floral 3 Dies, CR1250 Border Stitch Die all from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E40, E43, E44
Hair Band - - E43, E44, E47
Dress & Grass - G40, G43, G46
Flowers & Shoes - RV11, RV32, RV34

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



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' Up, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Vintage Notes Heart Doily from Papermania, Large Frilly Frames #8 Dies from Go Kreate, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and The Works, Pearl Stamen from Live & Love Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, E35
Hair - RV63, RV21, RV23, Rv25
Eyes - E31, E33, E35
Dark Pink - Rv17, RV09, RV19, RV99
Light Pink - RV10, RV11, RV13
Tights - RV21, RV23, RV25

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

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: Queen Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Background Basics: Hearts, Boutique Borders: Love both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Doily from eBay, Lace from stash, Boutique Border: Love Die from Papertrey Ink, Xmas Red Stickles, Wooden Hearts from Studio Calico

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Red - E35, E37, E39
Gold - YR21, YR23, YR24
Shadow & Ground - W1, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by. Pop back later as I have another card for The Paper Nest Dolls, but this time as a Guest Designer for their showcase blog :)

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!



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, C1, C2
Unicorn - C00, C1, C2, R00, R01, R81, R83, R85, V04, V06, V09
Rainbow - R35, R37, R39, YR04, YR68, YR07, Y13, Y15, Y17
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG000

And that's all from me for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to pop on over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you are there too! 

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 the posh food or cream - she will not eat wet food at all. She has about 6 different beds dotted around the house and her favourite place to sleep, believe it or not, is in the lid of a paper box that I brought home from work. It has completely fallen to bits and is taped up, but she will not sleep anywhere else - why? See, stroppy LOL


Enough about Tallulah and on to my card. I used the cute Friendship digi stamp from Crafty Sentiments for this card and went for a little more vintage feel for it.


Recipe:

Stamps: Friendship from Crafty Sentiments, Sentiment Tags from Lily of the Valley

Papers: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Yellowy-cream from stash, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Grandma's Attic Daisy and Leaves papers from Pion Design

Inks: Soft Sky, So Saffron both from Stampin' Up, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen Distress Inks, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Doo-Hickey Lovely Lace Border Die form Magnolia, Lace from stash, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Gems from Papermania, Glitter stamens form Live & Love Crafts, Doily from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Bench - E13, E15, E18
Dress & Bow - B41, B21, B23
Bear - E71, E74, E77
Shoes & Dress Trim - Y11, Y13, Y15
Grass - G85, YG25, YG63
Clouds - C00, C1, C2
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you are there too. 

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 Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Anita's 3D Gloss, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and The Range, Stamen from Live & Love Crafts, Heart Pearls from Hobbycraft, Lace & Ribbon combo from my lovely friend Judy, Fancy Framed Tags 2 Dies from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Mirror - C0, C1
Dressing Table & Stool - E50, E51, E53, E59
Dark Red - R56, R89, R59
T-shirt - R81, R83, R85
Cushion, Perfume Bottle & Butterflies - R00, R01, R02
Carpet - RV32, RV34
Wall - R00, R01

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

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 copied this one. It's so true as well. Life would be so much more fun if we danced more!


Recipe:

Stamps: Tango from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Love Letter DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Star & Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Lace from local craft store, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Blacks - C3, C5, C7, C9
Reds - R24, R27, R29, R89
Lightbulb - YR61, YR15, Y15
Lamppost  T1, T4, T6
Ground & Sky - W1, W3, W5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too. You don't have to use an image from The Paper Shelter, but if you do (and why shouldn't you as they are all so gorgeous!) you can win $30 to spend in The Paper Shelter store - what a fabulous prize that is!


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 Chip Polka Dot Scalloped Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Scalloped Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E43, E44, E47
Eyes- E41, E43, E44
Butterflies - T4, Y15, Y38, YR15, YR68
Lips - R56, R59

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the House of Cards Challenge and see all the fabulous cards from the rest of the Cute & Fun DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too! 

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...