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Lacy Sunshine Challenge #43 - Weather/Change of Season

Good morning! I hope you've all had a good weekend so far and managed to squeeze in some crafty time too! Hope you can squeeze some more in today too for our next Lacy Sunshine Challenge #43, which is to shoe different types of weather or a change in the season. With Autumn being well and truly here in the UK - we had quite a bit of rain last week, typical Autumn weather for us - so I thought I would go with an Autumn themed card.

I used the adorable Gusty Oak Flower Pot Pretties digi for my card - love this one. She's just so cute! As are all the Flower Pot Pretties - they are my favourite range from Heather.

We don't generally send out Autumn cards here in the UK, so I left off the sentiment until I decide to send her, but I think a thank you might be appropriate.


I'm also entering this card intoOpen Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #20 Fall or Autumn. 
Recipe:
Stamps: Gusty Oak Flower Pot Pretties from Lacy Sunshine
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Haiku DSP (Retired), …

Warm Winter Wishes

The current challenge over at Whimsy Stamps #75 is to make a monochromatic project so I thought blue and white would be a good combo for a Christmas card and then I could enter all the Christmas challenges that have popped up this week. This card is also for Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #230 to make a Christmas card as is Crafty Sentiments Challengeand The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge is an Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist of making a Christmas card.  And I also had to enter this into Papertake Weekly's Oh How Cute challenge.

And here's my card using a Christmas freebie from Sylvia Zet's blog last Christmas. Such a cutie, don't you think?! I used so Snow Writer for the fur trim on the hat and love how it looks all fluffy like real synthetic fur!


Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Freebie (I call it Christmas Friends, but not sure what it's real name is!) from Wee Stamps, Festive Flurry from Stampin' Up, Tag Its#8 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Mar…

In The Garden With My Puppy

This fortnight's challenge from All Dressed Up #22 is to use your favourite colours - one of my favourite combos is pink and brown, so I had to use that one today. This card is also for The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to use the sketch below, forDeep Ocean's Challenge #87 to use at least one flower, A Creative Romance's Challenge In The Garden, Crafty Ribbons Challenge #103 to use buttons and ribbon and for Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge for this week.


And here's my card using I Love My Puppy. I do think I probably should have coloured the sky now I look at the card! Might add that in tomorrow as long as it doesn't muck it all up!

Recipe:
Stamps: I Love My Puppy from All Dressed Up
Papers: Strawberry Slush, Chocolate Chip, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Labels 1 Nestab…

Penny's Friend

Di's Digi Challenge is to make a girly project and I would usually go for pink, flowers and butterflies, but fancied a change, so I combined this challenge withCreative Inspirations Challenge #282 to use Autumn Colours instead. This card is also for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challengeand for Scrapper's Delight Challenge #32both of which are Anything Goes challenges.

And here's my card using Penny's Friend. I used the stripes on the umbrella for the inspiration of the layout and came out with this half sunburst idea. Love all the rich, bright colours on this one!


Recipe:
Stamps: Penny's Friend from Di's Digi Downloads, Flower Fusion #6 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Wild Wasabi, Baked Brown Sugar, Brights DSP Stack (Retired), Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon (Retired), Real Red Cotton Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Doo-Hickey …

Sketch Saturday Challenge #329 with A Random Fan

Happy Saturday! I hope you've all had a good week - I had a great day yesterday as I picked up my brand new car! I've gone for a proper sports car this time - a Mazda MX-5. The limited edition 25th anniversary one too and she is just gorgeous! A fabulous drive - no idea why I didn't get one sooner! 
Anyway on to this week's challenge over at the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog. This week we have a great sponsor - A Random Fan!

The prize this week is 3 A Random Fan digis! 
And here is sketch #329 designed by me! And here is my card using the cute Party Animal. I made a card for my best friend's son whose birthday was last week and it turned out pretty cute, don't you think?! 

I'm also entering this card into A Random Fan's Challenge #15 Anything Goesand The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge to add a sentiment. 
Recipe:
Stamps: Party Animal from A Random Fan, Tag It's #10, Make A Wish Additions, Heart-2-Heart #2 all from Papertrey Ink
Papers: So…

Art by MiRan September Facebook Challenge #2 - Anything Goes

Happy Friday. It's nearly the weekend - yay! It's also time for another Facebook Challenge in the Art by MiRan group and this week it's another easy one - Anything Goes as long as you use an image by Art by MiRan. That can also include the stamps from MiRan's Whimsy Stamps line and those from Treasured Times as well.

I used the gorgeous Pretty Molly for my card and made a double centre step fold card (not sure if this is it's real name, but it's what I'm calling it. It has an extra step in the centre, which makes three steps, so should it be a triple step? This style uses almost a whole sheet of A4 card, with a few alterations here and there as it was too tall and too wide for my liking.

I went for a pastel colour theme and am also entering this card into The Ribbon Girl's Pastels Colour Challenge this week.


Recipe:
Stamps: Pretty Molly from Art by MiRan, Mini Blooms, Think Big Favorites #15 both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Wh…

House of Cards September Challenge - Photo Inspiration

It's time today for the Cute and Fun DT to showcase their cards and projects for this month's House of Cards Photo Inspiration Challenge. The colours were very Autumn feeling to me so I made an Autumn inspired card. you can choose to use the colours, or the actual photo or a mixture of both.

Here's the photo inspiration...


And here's my card using 4 of the colours as my main colours and touches of the blue and grey and the apples as my inspiration...Isn't she just the cutest?!

Recipe:
Stamps: Cider Sticky Wings from Lacy Sunshine, Teacher's Apple from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White, In Colors 2010 - 12 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Poppy Parade (Retired), Early Espresso, Peach Parfait (Retired), Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Poppy Parade Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 Hair & Eyes - E40…

Ellie's Sending You Sunshine!

I haven't entered a Paper Nest Dolls Challenge for a couple of weeks, mostly due to lack of time, so I thought I would rectify that today and made a cute card using Ellie with Sunflowers. Isn't she cute?! Anyway this card is forThe Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #19 which is an Anything Goes challenge, Creative Inspirations Challenge #281 to use dots,A Creative Romance's Challenge, which is another Anything Goes one, The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge to use dies and/or punches and for Bunny Zoe's September Challengeto use lace.

And here's my very dotty card!


Recipe:
Stamps: Ellie with Sunflowers from The Paper Nest Dolls, Simple Sunflower from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack (Retired), Brights DSP Stack (Retired), Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Gumball Green all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Simple Sunflower Dies from Pap…

Druscilla's Thinking of You

Tiddly Inks Challenge #141 is one of my faves this week - use fairies. I love my fairies, so this challenge couldn't have been any better. The only problem was which one to use! In the end I went for Druscilla as she fit the sketch from Sketch and Stash's Challenge #147 the best. This card is also for In The Pink's Challenge #53 to use sparkle and bling, for Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge which is an Anything Goes one and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge which is also an Anything Goes Challenge. I opted not to include the twist this time!


And here's my card using some very old patterned papers from First Edition. I don't really have anything new, apart from the new roll of ribbon that I opened, although I have had it for a while, just never used it! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Druscilla from Tiddly Inks, Around & About Sentiments from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Autumn Rose from Papertrey Ink, Copic X-…

Lucy Loo the Flower Goddess

I am SO glad it is Saturday today! I have been so exhausted all week and had a very early night last night, but felt ready for a fun day of crafting this morning! This first card is for The East Wind's Challenge #15 Feel the Fall. Although my card is not traditionally Autumnal, I did use the colours from the season - orange, purple and dark brown, so I hope that counts enough.

This card  is also for Crafty Sentiments Challenge which is also to use Autumn colours, Inky Chicks Challenge #38 Anything Goes,Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #253 to use string (I used twine, but as some of the DT used it too, I guess it counts!) and for the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challengeto use the sketch below.


And here she is. The background looked a bit plain so I started off adding a few dots in 3 different colours and that just ended up spreading and spreading so I dotted all of the background and I love how it came out!


Recipe:
Stamps: Lucy Loo Flower Goddess from The East Wind
Papers: Rich Razzleber…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #328 with DeeDee Designs

Good morning and welcome to another sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge blog team. This week we are sponsored by Deedee's Digis.


And the prize is 3 Deedee Digis sets!
Here's this week's sketch #328, which was designed by Cathy.

And here's my card using one of the images from the Bugs & Blooms set. Isn't he just the cutest?

Recipe:
Stamps: Bugs & Blooms from DeeDee Digis, Beautiful Blooms II, Botanical Silhouettes, Daydreamer all from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Retired), Greenhouse Gala DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Heart Border Die, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1 both from Papertrey Ink, Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Nellie's Flower Dies from Nellie's, Buttons from stash
Copics Used: Body - W3, W5, W7, W9,  Red - R35, R37, R39 Stem - G…

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #123 Use red as the main colour

Thank Goodness it's Friday! It's been a long, busy and tiring week and I've started my zumba classes up again after having the summer off and boy does it show! It won't be long before I'm back into the swing of them though!

Anyway it's time for another fabulous challenge from the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog and this fortnight we are challenging you to use red as the main colour of your card or project. We are also sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and have a great prize for you!

Here's my card using the cute Christmas Helper...Isn't she cute?!


This card is also for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #19 to use red. 
Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Helper from Crafty Sentiments, Holiday Lights from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, White Glitter Card, Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, 
Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accesso…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #174 - Ribbon, floss and/or twine

It's time for another challenge from The Paper Shelter and this week we would like to see you use ribbon, floss and/or twine on your projects. A really simple one this week that everyone can join in with, don't you think?! Except it wasn't very easy for me as I had some many ideas swimming around in my head, I couldn't decide on one!

Instead of me choosing, I asked my boyfriend to pick an image from my pile of printed digis from The Paper Shelter and he chose this gorgeous image, Cirque. I think he must have been inspired by an episode of Grimm we were watching earlier that day in which Rosalee joins a Wesen circus to find out who killed two young girls. (If you don't watch it, it's a fabulous series based on the Grimm fairy tales - go check it out!).

Anyway I used the colours of Rosalee's performing outfit as the starting point for my card, added lots of stars and some ribbon of course. I totally love how this one came out!


Recipe:
Stamps: Cirque from The Pa…

The Stamping Chef Challenge #47 Anything Goes

It's time for another fabulous challenge over at The Stamping Chef challenge blog and as always it's an Anything Goes challenge. I used the beautiful Suzettethis week and added lots of butterflies - one of my fave things to use on a card, along with a pretty blue and pink colour combo. Love how she came out!


Recipe:
Stamps: Suzette from The Stamping Chef, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Lost Lagoon both from Stampin' Up, Pastel Dreams Patterned Papers from Lily of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Strawberry Slush from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ruffle Trim, Corner Rounder Punch both from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Scallops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Peacock Butterfly Die from Wild Rose Studio

Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Lips - R81, R83, R85
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E43
Eyes - BG000, BG01,BG02
Blue on Butterflies - BG70, BG72, BG75
Pink on Butterflies & Ribbo…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #42 Fairy Dreams

Good Sunday morning! I hope you have all had a restful weekend so far. It's time for another fabulous challenge at theLacy Sunshine Challenge blog and this week our challenge is called Fairy Dreams! You can use any winged image, but I used the funky Olive Dapplenewt, which is one of Heather's new images!

Her outfit kind of reminds me of one of mine back in the days when I could get away with short dresses, so I used colours inspired by those times. One of my favourite outfits was a short sparkly turquoise dress with knee length Doc Martens boots and my favourite hair colour was a rich purple with turquoise streaks, so I coloured up Olive in a similar style.

This was my first attempt at dip dyed hair and am pretty pleased with how it came out. We are also sponsored by Petallu, whose owner Lucinda has made the gorgeous flowers I have used. I am in love with these and they are made from such a beautiful soft paper as well. I will be going back for more!

Anyway here's my card.…

Autumn Wishes

This fortnight's challenge #21over at All Dressed Up is to make an Autumn card so I pulled out one of my newer digis, Autumn Girl 03 and some kind of Autumn coloured papers to make a card this morning. This card is also for Sketchy Challenges #78 to use the sketch below, Fab & Funky's Challenge #228 to use something cute and buttons, Inky Chicks Challenge #37 to use stitching and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Repeat Repeat. I have repeated the bows and the green flower buttons!


And here's my cutie...
Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Girl 03 from All Dressed Up, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Certainly Celery (Retired), Soft Suede, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Boho Chic Patterned Papers from First Edition
Inks: Certainly Celery (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons, Subtles Buttons (Retired), Clips Assortment all from Stampin&…

Snowy Greetings!

I don't usually start my Christmas cards this early, although I have already made a couple for specific challenges. But as this is my first pink Christmas card of the year, I thought I would enter it into Crafty Ribbons Challenge #102. I do think I'm probably stretching the challenge a bit, but I don't know anyone with a new baby for a baby's first Christmas, nor do I know anyone whose spending their first Christmas together, so first pink Christmas card it is!

This card is also for The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challengeto use the sketch below, Crafty Sentiments' Challenge to use spots or stripes, In The Pink's Challenge #52 to use buttons and bows and for Crafty Little Fairies September Challenge to use sparkle and bling.


And here's my card with some very strategically placed frantage to cover up the blob from my W9 marker! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Dress from Crafty Sentiments, On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Primrose Petals, Basic Gray both from Stampin&…

When you dream...

I wanted to enter the Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge for today to be inspired by a movie and after flicking through loads of my digis stamps, I fell upon this one and knew straight away which movie to be inspired by! This card is also for Sketch and Stash's Challenge #146 to use the sketch below and for Ppinkydolls Challenge #2 which is an anything goes challenge with the twist of adding flowers.


Here's my card inspired by How to Train Your Dragon! My new stash is my new digi stamp and my old stash is the patterned paper which retired from SU years ago! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Dragon from Ppinkydolls, Daydreamer from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Brights Buttons both from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from Mart…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #327 with Simon Says Stamp

Good morning and welcome to another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog. This week we have the fabulous Simon Says Stamp! back as our sponsor.


The Sketch Challenge Prize is a super generous $25.00 to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store.

Here's the sketch designed this week by Debra.
And here's my card using the cute Peacock Kaylee from Some Odd Girl - my first ever Some Odd Girl stamp! I just love her feathery outfit on this one! I did have to add some ribbon and flowers to this sketch as she looked a bit lost on her own. :P


Recipe:
Stamps: Peacock Kaylee from Some Odd Girl, Pretty Peonies from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy (Retired), Vintage Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (skin didn't really …