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Nightmare Before Christmas Hanging

I don't didn't own any of the Sassy Studio Designs Hallowe'en digis so I went hunting for some for their challenge this week and found some Nightmare Before Christmas inspired ones. I did squeal a little as I didn't realise they had these and I just love NBC! So today I printed one out and coloured it in the make a Hallowe'en hanging for their Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #253 Happy Hallowe'en.

This is also for Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #5 which is an anything goes challenge with a twist of "Dark" this week and for A Gem of A Challenge #131 Trick or Treat (Hallowe'en).

And here it is...I deliberately left off  a sentiment so I could hang this up in my room after Hallowe'en has ended and have it on display all year round! To make it sturdier I added a piece of thick card that you get with the glitter card from SU.


Recipe:
Stamps: Jack and Sally Honey from Sassy Studio Designs
Papers: Groom DSP (Retired), Whisper White, Smoky S…

Bad Demon....and Loving it!

Betty from Simply B Stamps is holding a Facebook competition to use their fabulous Demonic Babe digi and create a project using it as either a good or a bad demon. I just had to go with a bad one!

This card is also for Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes, Inky Chicks Challenge #41 to use 3 stamps on your card (I used the Demonic Babe Digi, the sentiment digi and the flourish behind her), Papertake Weekly's Sketch Challenge #95to use the sketch below and for Creative Inspirations Challenge #287 to use black, purple and orange.

I loved this sketch and will definitely be using this one again!


And here's my card ...

Recipe:
Stamps: Demonic Babe from Simply B Stamps, Fancy Flourishes from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Oct 31 Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, The Apothecary Emporium Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (Retired) all …

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

Whimsy Stamps are having a DT call. I will admit I wasn't sure whether to enter it or not as I know there are going to be so many fabulous entries, but as my boyfriend rightly pointed out, "You'll never know if you don't try!", so here I am with my entry.

I love Whimsy Stamps and many of the other lines they do in digi and rubber as well, such as Art by MiRan, Wee Stamps, Time for Tea Designs etc and I have so many of their sentiment stamps too as they always seem to have one that is just exactly what I am looking for. There just so many different designers to choose from at Whimsy, it's sometimes too hard just to choose one or two to use!

I have been a regular participant in the Whimsy Stamps challenge blog and was lucky enough to be chosen as a Guest Designer in the past.

Anyway here is my card for this entry using one of my favourite colour combos - pink and brown. I used the cute Goldie Locks by Elizabeth Bell and theTicket Notes sentiment set too. Not su…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #180 Is it too early for Christmas?

Veronica has been bringing out so many gorgeous new winter/Christmas digi at the minute and I am so glad this challenge is perfect for them! This week atThe Paper Shelter, we would like you to make a Christmas card/project. I know I am going to need lots of Christmas cards again this year, so it's always handy to make an early start (but I will probably still be making them the last few days of the season too!).

I used the gorgeous Holy Night, which is one of the latest releases. Isn't she gorgeous and the reindeer is cute too! I added some snow writer for the snow on the ground and some little flowers in the corners to act as poinsettias. I don't actually have any poinsettias dies and only 1 stamps, which was too big for what I wanted. Thinking about it now, I should have used my Silhouette Portrait to cut some out, but it just didn't occur to me at the time!

Anyway here she is....I printed her a bit smaller than I usually do and whilst it made her a bit harder to col…

The Stamping Chef Challenge #53 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to another challenge forThe Stamping Chef, which as always is an Anything Goes challenge. I'm slowly making a start on my Christmas cards and used the fantastic Krissy Kringle for my card this week and used some traditional colours of red, green and touches of gold.

Isn't she just stunning?!


Recipe:
Stamps: Krissy Kringle from The Stamping Chef, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, River Rock, Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Glitter Card from local craft store
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, LR0123 Snowflakes Dies from Marianne Creatables, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29 Green - YG61, YG63, YG67 Red - RR35, R37, R39 Ground - E40, E41, E42
And that's all …

Pretty Rowan Fairy

I love these images from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and had to use one today for Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #97to use either fairies or bears. I used the sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge as well.


And here's my interpretation of it...

Recipe:
Stamps: Rowan Fairy from Wee Stamps
Papers: Rose Red, Mellow Moss (Retired) from Stampin' Up, English Rose Collection Patterned Papers from Kaisercraft
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Felt from Hobbycraft, Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses from MFT, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilitiess both from Spellbinders, Pearl from Crystal Stickers, Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls, Diamond Stickles, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29 Branch - E15, E18 Dark Red - R56, R59 Pink - R81, R83, R85 Wings - R81, R83 Leaves - YG67, G21
And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Cheshire Cat's A Dreaming

The challenge on The East Wind's Facebook page this time is to use animals. I used my second prize discount code from the previous zombies challenge to buy this fabulous Cheshire Cat digi for a different twist on the challenge. I'm also entering this card into Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, which is an anything goes one as it The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge.

I used the colours from Disney's Cheshire Cat for my colours and although they don't match the papers I used, I actually quite like it. I wanted to use this chevron paper from SU, but didn't have any in bright pink or purple, so went with the closest I had.


Recipe:
Stamps: Lucy Loo Cheshire Cat from The East Wind, Daydreamer from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Strawberry Slush, Early Espresso, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #45 Use a Hat

Good morning and welcome to another fantastic challenge at theLacy Sunshine Challenge blog! This fortnight we want you to use an image with a hat - simples! There are so many fabulous digis in the Lacy Sunshine store wearing all sorts of hats that I actually had a hard time picking one!

I finally decided on using Victoria Melancholy Moppet using one of my fave colours combos - peach, light green and light brown! Isn't she just a cutie?!


This card is also for Crafty Sentiments Challenge to use a sentiment, Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, also an Anything Goes one. 
Recipe:
Stamps: Victoria Melancholy Moppet from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Back Pocket Basics from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pistachio Pudding form Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle T…

Now Alison's in the Graveyard!

After having Marie and Fangletta haunt a graveyard for my Lacy Sunshine DT project the other week, I thought I would create a scene using the Tiddly Inks digi Alison and some of the elements from Batty for You to create a mini graveyard scene!

This card is for Tiddly Inks Challenge #143 to use non-traditional Hallowe'en colours (not sure if mine are really as I use grey, purple and green on Hallowe'en cards, but the challenge stated no orange or black, which I haven't got any of apart from the raven and the bat). This is also for Di's Digi Designs Hallowe'en Challenge, Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #22 Hallowe'en, Crafty Little Fairies Challenge for October to use only 1 patterned paper, for Deep Ocean's Challenge #89to make a one layer card (I think my passes as some of the DT did a patterned paper layer and their their image layer) and for The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge to make a scene.

And here she is...I did get a bit carried away with all …

Raven Haired Rapunzel

I bought this gorgeous digi from Sassy Studio a couple of weeks ago and thought she would be perfect for a few challenges today! Now I know Rapunzel is usually depicted as having long blonde hair, but I thought she would look beautiful with black hair and she definitely does!

This card is for Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #252 to make a card any shape except a square, so out came my Silhouette Portrait to cut the base, along with the oval frame, flowers, borders and swirls. Love having a machine that can cut all these fancy shapes! This is also for A Creative Romance's Challenge to use pink, for Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #4 to use a touch of pink (Mine is a bit more than a touch, but I hope I can get away with it!), Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use black, white and one other colour and for The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge which is an Anything Goes one this week.

And here she is...


Recipe:
Stamps: Rapunzel Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs, Sending…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #333 with Sir Stampalot

Happy Saturday and welcome to another fabulous challenge at theSketch Saturday Challenge blog! Our sponsor this week is my local craft store Sir Stampalot, who are fabulous for all things Tilda! They also sell a huge range of patterned papers and heaps of dies and I always end up spending way too much in there than I plan to! 

The prize this week is...
And here is sketch #333 was designed by me...

And here's my take on it...

Recipe:
Stamps: Butterfly Blue from Ching Chou Kuik, Remembering Your Birthday from Stampin' Up
Papers: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Butterflies Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Doo-Hickey Tilda's Lace Border Die from Magnolia
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04, R20 Hair - E11, E13, E15, E18 Top, Eyes & Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67 Gold - YR31, YR24,…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge #2 for October - Anything Goes

Happy Friday and oh what a good Friday today is! It's the end of the half term so I now have a week off work and boy do I need it after this week?! I have done 2 parents evenings - one until 6pm, the other until just after 7pm and had to endure a whole day of Rock 'n' Roll singing from 9:30 - 6:30! I am absolutely shattered! The things us teachers have to do, huh?! I have no idea where this 3pm finish comes from as we certainly never do it!

Anyway on to the challenge for theArt by MiRan Facebook group. This fortnight our challenge is an Anything Goes one again, as it is for the second challenge of every month. I decided to make another Hallowe'en creation this month, but made a decoration instead of a card this time. I used the fang-tastic Vampire Veronica. Isn't she just fabulous?! She's a very classy vampire.

I made a flourish coffin box using my Silhouette Portrait machine and added Veronica to the front. the camera didn't really pick it up but her cape …

House of Cards October Challenge - Use a Punch and/or die

Welcome to another challenge from the House of Cards Challenge blog. This month we are challenging you to use either a punch or a die, or if you feel like it use both! I did! I recently bought some of the gorgeous KennyK digis and pulled one out for this challenge. Love these funky girls! They are just perfect for the Cute and Fun team!

And here she is in one my fave colour combos, pink and grey... I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Set for my card base and borders and then added some flower dies in the corners as well.


Recipe:
Stamps: All That from KennyK, Film Strip Sentiments form Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Basic Grey, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Pink and Grey Pearlescent card from stash, Be Mine Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Daisy Flower Topper Dies from Spellbinders, Brads, Button and Ribbon all from stash,…

Fabulous Ballgown Ellie

I just had to play along with The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #21 this fortnight for the chance to be their guest designer, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I used the gorgeous Ballgown Ellie for this card and wanted to do her in some different colours to my usual pink. I found a pad of virtually unused papers in turquoise, teal and grey and went with those colours and really love this combo!

This card is also for Crafty Sentiments challenge to use things that begin with "G". I have girl, glamorous (I think she is anyway), Glitter pen and grey card.

And here she is...I added lots of sparkle to her hair as she all glammed up for a night out.


Recipe:
Stamps: Ballgown Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Island Indigo, Basic Gray both from Stampin' Up, White from stash, Journey Patterned Papers from Authentique, Silver Pearlescent Card, Turquoise Pearlescent Paper both from local craft store, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: I…

Happy Birthday All Dressed Up

It's All Dressed Up's birthday and to celebrate they are giving away a fabulous freebie image to see in theirbirthday blog hop. Well seeing as I love these stamps so much, I just had to join in and add this card to their current Anything Goes challenge as well.

I went for a pretty, soft colour combo for this one and love how it came out. I did take off the number part of the digi as I don't know any little girl with an upcoming birthday so left it without for a generic birthday card.


Recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Girl Freebie from All Dressed Up
Papers: So Saffron, Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Sweet Afternoon Patterned Papers from Teresa Collins, Copics X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Pleated Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Scalloped Square Nestabilities, Filigree Corner Die, Heart Banner Die both from La-La Land Crafts, Doily from Dovecraft, Pearls from stash
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 Hair - E50, E51, E53,…

Evanora for your special day!

I won the last challenge on Sassy Studio's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday, so I just had to  join in again this week! Challenge #251this week is to use black with either purple, orange or green - I went with purple. This card is also for A Random Fan's Challenge #16 Anything Goes, Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge,Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #3 to use shimmer and sparkle, for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #258 to use feathers (my image has feathers on her cloak and head!), forKraftin' Kimmie's Saturday Challenge Anything Goes and The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes with the optional of using your favourite technique. I love doing fussy cutting and using die-cuts and ribbons!

And here she is...can you see all the shimmer on her cloak? After colouring it in black, I went over with a clear star gelly roll pen and it is so sparkly in real life!


Recipe:
Stamps: Evanora from Sassy Studio Designs, Celebrations Circle Pennants from W…

Thanks A Bunch

Seeing as I won Di's Digi Challenge last time, I thought I would dedicate this card to her to say thank you for the 2 winning digis I received! This week at Di's Digi Challenge, the challenge is to use mystical creatures, so I just had to pull out one of my fairy digis for this one. I love my fairies and have them all over the place! This card is also for Papertake Weekly's Super Fly challenge to use something that flies, In The Pink's Challenge #55 to use spots and stripes, Krafty Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge andSketch & Stash's Challenge #149 to use the sketch below.


And here's my take on this sketch...My old stash is the ribbon which retired from Stampin' Up years ago and the digi is one I have not used before so I guess that counts as new! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Daisy Fairy from Di's Digi Downloads, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Country Meadow Patterned P…

Madison Goes Christmas Shopping

I recently bought some of the fab KennyK images after winning some in a challenge a while back. I can feel another addiction coming on with these though! So anyway I thought I would pull one out for a few challenges, mostly Christmas ones and although this image is not technically a Christmas one, Madison is going shopping so I guess it would work!

This card is for KennyK's Challenge #182 Christmas, Fab & Funky's Challenge #233 Christmas, Polkadoodles Challenge #42 Christmas FunandInky Chicks Challenge #40.



Recipe:
Stamps: Madison Attitude from Kenny K, Stocking Prints from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip,Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Ruby Red (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Old Olive Twill Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Faux Quilled Blooms Set by Sue Wilson @ Creative Expressions, Buttons from stash
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 …

Sketch Saturday Challenge #332 with Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good Morning and welcome to another week at 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 - fabulous prize!

Here is Sketch #332 designed by Debra.

And here's my take on it. I thought I would practise some big hair on this one and am pleased with how it came out. 

Recipe:
Stamps: Pretty Head Rachel from The Greeting Farm, Banner Blast from Stampin' Up
Papers: Primrose Petals, Real Red, Whisper White, More Amour DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Primrose Petals, Real Red, Pool Party all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pink Glitter Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: None
Copics Used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (Skin would not blend properly today despite cleaning my pens before I started! Grrr! So irritating! She just looks a bit tanned, I think.) Hair - E25, E27, E29 Pink - R81, R83, R85 Red - R24, R27, R29
And th…