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Butterfly Ethereal Enchantress - Made just for me!

Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine keeps growing her gorgeous new collection of Ethereal Enchantresses and was offering a custom made one and I just had to have one this time as I missed out on the last ones she offered. I asked for lots of butterflies with butterfly wings and look at the gorgeous beauty she drew up! Isn't she just absolutely fabulous?! Butterfly Enchantress is exactly what I wanted and just perfect!

I went for a purple colour scheme today and added lots of butterfly die cuts from my Silhouette machine! I;m going to enter this one into The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge which is an Anything Goes one this week.


Recipe:
Stamps: Butterfly Enchantress from Lacy Sunshine
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum both from Stampin' Up, Timeless Victorian Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Pearls from the Hobby House, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabil…

Christmas Flower Ellie

My final card from today's crafting session is another Christmas one to add to my pile! This card is for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #23 which is an Anything Goes one, Papertake Weekly's Sketch #96, but I also did the colour and product themes of blue & green and ribbon too, Crafty Sentiments Challenge to use die cuts, The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge, which is an Anything Goes with a Christmas twist, Creative Inspirations Challenge #291 Season's Greetings and finally for 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #99which is an Anything Goes challenge as well.

And here she is... I know poinsettias are usually red, but I opted for a pale blue instead to keep with the colours of the card. (And I completely forgot to add glitter to her hat so will do that later but it's too dark for another photo right now, so will photograph it tomorrow and change it!)


Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Flower Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Snow Swirled from Stampin' Up
Papers: Pear Pizza…

Thank you from Sarah Sanderson

I will be completely honest with you all I had no idea who Sarah Sanderson was! I bought this stamp from Sassy Studio a little while back because I liked her dress! So I have just Googled her and found out that she's a character in Hocus Pocus, which I think I have maybe seen only once! I'm now on a mission to find a copy of it and watch it again so I can see who Sarah Sanderson really is! LOL

Anyway this card is forDare To Be Sassy Thursday's Challenge #257 to make a thank you card, Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes, Sketch & Stash''s Challenge #152, Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge and Copic Marker Europe's Challenge #34 which is also an Anything Goes one.


And here she is...My old stash is the patterned papers which I have had for a few years now from Papertrey Ink and my new stash is the digi stamp.


Recipe:
Stamps: Sarah Sanderson Honey from Sassy Studio Designs, A Round Array from Stampin' U…

A Shy Thank You

I found Alicia Bel's digi stamps a while ago and finally bought some the other week. I got round to joining in their first challenge today using the cute Timida (or Shy in English). She has such wonderful hair to colour! This card is also for In The Pink's Challenge #58to use die cuts and punches, Fab & Funky's Challenge #239 also to use die cuts, Inky Chicks Challenge #43 to make an easel card and The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I did swap the flowers around though as they wouldn't fit on the bottom left as I printed my image quite large.

And here she is...I'm on a mission to try and use up all my Papertrey Ink stuff at the minute as I don't really buy from them any more. The shipping and customs charges makes it far too expensive to ship to the UK, but I have a lot of their patterned papers and card so am trying to use it up bit by bit!


Recipe:
Stamps: Timida (Shy) from Alicia Bel, Polka Dot Greetings from MFT
Papers: Hibiscus Burst, Scarlet Jewel, S…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #338 with Drawn With Character

Good morning and welcome to my post for this week's over at Sketch Saturday. We have a new Sketch Challenge and a new sponsor too!
Drawn with Character!

The prize this week is 3 images of the winners choice!
It is the 5th Saturday of November so that means...you get to pick ANY from sketch 215-337 this week! Please include an image of the sketch you chose in your post!
I used Sketch #232 and Kid Snow Angel from Drawn With Character

And here he is - perfect for a boy's Christmas card, don't you think?

Recipe:
Stamps: Kid Snow Angel from Drawn With Character, On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Coastal Cabana from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon, Frosted Sequins both from Stampin' Up, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 Hair - E43, E44, E47 Hat, Scarf, Gloves & Bo…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #184 - Metal, Somewhere, Somehow

Good afternoon and welcome to another challenge from team B over at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog. This week we are challenging you to use metal somewhere in your project. I first thought this would be really hard, but it's quite easy - think charms, brads, eyelets, metal embellishments, bells (perfect for the current season) and so on.

I used the cute and new digiThe Most Adorable Snowmen and they really are adorable! I also used the background paper, although I ended up covering most of it up with all my die cute and other bits.

This card is also for The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge to use the theme winter and some metal and Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #263 to use something sparkly/blingy/glittery - think I have that one covered!


Recipe:
Stamps: The Most Adorable Snowmen from The Paper Shelter, That's The Ticket from Stampin' Up
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP, Glitter card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It…

The Stamping Chef Challenge #57 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge from The Stamping Chef. As always our challenge is an Anything Goes one so pull out your Stamping Chef images, get a colouring and join the challenge!

I used the gorgeous Checking Out For The Year for my card. My MIL loved the card I madehere and asked me to duplicate it for my boyfriend's two brothers for their Christmas card, but she can have this one instead. I don't like to make 2 of the same card unless I am deliberately mass producing and I wouldn't do that with these kind of cards  - would take way too long!


Recipe:
Stamps: Checking Out for The Year from The Stamping Chef, Boutique Borders: Christmas from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Nordic Christmas Patterned Papers from First Edition
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems…

Baby It's Cold Outside

I managed to squeeze in a challenge card today after making my DT cards and had to join in The East Wind's challenge after winning their Facebook challenge this week. I got 3 gorgeous new digis as my prize, but I bought this one just the day before!

This card is for The East Wind's Challenge #19 Baby It's Cold Outside and for 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #99 Anything Goes.

And here she is - her hair didn't really work very well today. It was starting to get dark when I was colouring her and although I have a daylight lamp right over where I was colouring, it wasn't really bright enough (or maybe I actually should have been wearing my glasses which I wasn't doing - naughty me!).


Recipe:
Stamps: Aurora Waiting For You from The East Wind, On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, All is Calm DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Lost Lagoon from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen
Ac…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #47 North Pole

Good morning and welcome to my post for this fortnight's challenge #47 from the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. This fortnight our challenge is called North Pole and you can interpret that however you wish - think snow, cold, winter, Christmas, Santa and so on.

I chose to use the gorgeous Rory's Christmas Tree for my card and attempted to do a Northern Lights style sky in the background with lots of snow on the ground.


Recipe:
Stamps: Rory's Christmas Tree from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Old Olive, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, Molotow White Paint Pen
Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Double Scallop Border Die from MFT, Christmas Tree Die LR0136 from Marianne Creatables, Snow Writer, Gems from Papermania
Copics Used:  Skin -…

Have You Been Good?

Something different for my last post - another Christmas card. I always think I make enough every year, but I never do so end up making the last few right up to Christmas Eve! I haven't got anywhere near enough yet, so I had better get my skates on!

This card is for Di's Digis Challenge to make a card for a kid (I think this would be perfect for a child's Christmas card, so will go to one of my best friend's 3 children!), Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #257 Jingle Bells, Fairy Tale Challenge #105 Christmas with Animals, Crafty Ribbons Challenge #107 Animals at Christmas time with ribbon, Aud Sentiments Challenge #120 Use a sentiment for any December Holidayand for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes.

And here's my card...Love these little cuties.


Recipe:
Stamps: Have You Been Good from Di's Digi Downloads, Tremendous Treats: Christmas from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, River Rock (Retired), Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stam…

Poppy Ethereal Enchantress

Have you seen the gorgeous new collection from Heather Valentin @Lacy Sunshine Stamps yet? She has created such a fabulous new range of beautiful fairies in various different poses and styles. I have a fair few of them, being lucky to receive a couple as part of the Lacy Sunshine DT and I also bought a few more with the flash sale that Heather had this week.

This card is for Polkadoodles Challenge #47and In The Pink's Challenge #57 both of which asked you to make a CAS card. I don't do CAS very well - I like my layers and die cuts too much to do clean and simple, so this is as CAS as I can go! I'm also entering this into Fab 'n' Funky's Birthday Challenge Week 2 and Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #287to use fairies.

And here she is...Isn't she just beautiful?!


Recipe:
Stamps: Poppy Ethereal Enchantress from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pixie Pink (Retired), Lucky Limeade (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' …

Falling Leaves

Sassy Studio Designs are also having a Facebook challenge, but this one is a progressive challenge, in which you have to use the given digi stamp to be able to qualify for the next challenge. This month's uses the cute Falling Leaves - a perfect Autumn image! I finally got round to colouring her up this week and made her into a card today.

This card is also forDare To Be Sassy Thursday's Challenge #256 to use leaves, Scrapper's Delight's Challenge #36 Anything Goes and A Creative Romance's Challenge to use something old. The patterned papers I have had for at least 3-4 years if not more. They came from 2 different SU sets that I wasn't  actually that keen on once I opened them so I still have most of them left! The yellow card also retired from SU when they had their big colour renovation about 4 years ago, so quite a bit of old stuff there.

And here she is...


Recipe:
Stamps: Falling Leaves from Sassy Studio Designs, Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers from Papertrey In…

Thankful For You

Simply B Stamps are having a challenge on their Facebook pageat the minute. You have to use their Thankful For You Betty image, use fall colours, add lots of pleats to her skirt and bustle and use the sentiment in a frame. I thought I would have a go, although I'm not very confident in adding my own pleats. I have signed up for the clothing colouring class from Kit and Clowder, but haven't yet started so I'm not totally sure if I have the pleats in the right places.

This card is also for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #24 Gratefuland forCrafty Little Fairies November challengeto not use a square. I used a rectangle for my card base, so not overly inventive, but it's still not a square LOL!

And here she is...I used purple, green and gold as my fall colours and I do quite like this combo, although it's not one I would have chosen myself.


Recipe:
Stamps: Thankful For You Betty from Simply B Stamps, Fancy Flourishes from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wa…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #337 with Bugaboo

Good morning and welcome to my post for the latest Sketch Saturday Challenge #337. 
We have one of our favourites joining us as sponsor this week - Bugaboo Stamps.

The super prize offered this week is 7 Bugaboo digital stamps of the winner's choice. 

And here is sketch #337, designed by Debra
And here's my take on it, using Snow Globe Santa's Sled from Bugaboo. after colouring and add glitter for the snow, I covered the whole snow globe part with Crystal Effects (like glossy accents) to give it a glassy, shiny look like a real snow globe.


Recipe:
Stamps: Snow Globe Santa's Sled from Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Real Red Stitched Ribbon, Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Icicles Dies 1 & 2 6002/2018 and 6002/2019 both from Joy Crafts
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, R20 Reds - …

Art by MiRan Facebook Group Challenge #2 for November

Good afternoon and happy Friday! It's time for another challenge over on the Art by MiRan Facebook Group and this fortnight is our second challenge of the month so it must be an Anything Goes challenge.

This time I have chosen to use the newly released gorgeous Ice Skater Macy for another wintery card. I like to send out a range of traditional Christmas and non-traditional winter cards as I have lots of friends and work colleagues who do not celebrate Christmas but still celebrate the season.

I also managed to use my hardly-used ice skate stamp and die that I brought about 3 years ago and had to have, but I think have maybe used only once or twice. Perfect embellishment for this image by Art by MiRan, don't you think?!


Recipe:
Stamps: Ice Skater Macy from Art by MiRan, Wonderful Words: Snow, On Ice, Tag-Its #8 all from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, White Glitter Card all from Stampin' Up, Winter Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: So…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post using Blue Illusion

Good Morning! Today is my first ever post for theChing-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blogand I have a pretty, butterfly filled card to share with you all. You may recognise the image as the one I have used for my DT badge - well I couldn't not put her on a card, could I? She is called Blue Illusion and you can find her here in the Ching-Chou Kuik Etsy Store.

Isn't she just so pretty. Love all the pink and purple together too!


I'm also entering this card into 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #98 Anything Goes, Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge, Crafty Sentiments Challenge to use 2 or more designer papers and for Papertake Weekly's So Girlie Challenge.
Recipe:
Stamps: Blue Illusion from Ching-Chou Kuik
Papers: Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, In Colors DSP Stacks 2010 - 12 & 2011 - 13 (Both retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' U…

Merry Christmas from an Autumn Girl

All Dressed Up are having a DT call and although I'm not sure I'm anywhere near good enough compared to the level of their current DT, I thought I would give it a go as I totally love their images and would love to be part of their team! I am also entering this card into theirAnything Goes Challenge #25.

This card is also for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, which is also an Anything Goes challenge, for Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, also an anything goes one, Live & Love Crafts Challenge #29 Favourite Christmas Combo (I have 2 faves - red, brown and white or pink, silver and white. I went with the red one on this card.) and forCreative Inspirations Challenge #29 Anything Goes (I didn't use the sketch this time).

And here she is...I used one of the Little Autumn Girls, but coloured her up in Christmas-sy colours. See my new snowflake dies! I finally caved in and told myself I needed more snowflake dies and just had to buy these gorgeous…

Kim's Birthday Card

It's my lovely friend Kim's birthday next week, so I thought I would use her favourite colours of turquoise and black to make her a birthday card and enter a few challenges with it too.

This card is for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #23 Anything Goes, Fab 'n Funky's Challenge #237 to make a birthday card, Digi Sketch Challenge to use food, Natalie & Amy's Challenge #26 to use stitching, faux or real (I used faux stitching),Aud Sentiments Challenge #119 to add a sentiment to a tag and for Scrapper's Delight's Challenge #35 Anything Goes.

And here's the sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge...


And here's my card - I rotated the sketch so it would fit my Birthday Girl Ellie better.

Recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Cake Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley, Sew Simple Borders from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fa…

Heartfelt Thanks

I won some gorgeous digi stamps from Aurora Wings through the Outlawz Birthday party celebrations last week and just had to use one of my newbies for their current Challenge #8 Heartfelt Thanks. This card is also for The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challengewhich is also to make a thank you card,Deep Ocean's Challenge #90to use handmade flowers,613 Avenue Create's Challenge #97 Anything Goesand Sketch 'n' Stash's Challenge #151 to use the sketch below.


And here's my card - I did miss off the corners on the panels - oops! I didn't have any sparkly white brads so used plain ones an coloured them with a Gelly roll pen - worked a treat! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Spiderwort Sprite by Aurora Wings, Butterfly Kisses from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Sweet Afternoon Patterned Papers from Teresa Collins, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Acce…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #336 with A Day For Daisies

Good morning and welcome to my post for theSketch Saturday Challenge blog. This week we are sponsored again by A Day For Daisies
The prize this week is a $12 A Day for Daisies gift certificate.
Sketch #336 was designed by Cathy:

And here's my take on this sketch. I turned it so it would fit my image better. I used the cute Elves at Work from the A Day for Daisies store. 

Recipe:
Stamps: Elves at Work from A Day for Daisies, That's the Ticket from Stampin' Up
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Real Red Striped Ribbon (Retired), Corner Rounder Punch both from Stampin' Up
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20 Hats & Stockings - R12,  R14, R17 Ribbon - R35, R37, R39 Present - YG61, YG63, YG67 Tunics - G40, G43, g46 Ground - E40, E41, E42 Wall - E40, E41
And that's all from me for this…