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 Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Papermania, Glitter Stamens from Live and Love Crafts, Butterfly from Silhouette Studio

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair & Tights - V20,  BV11, V25, BV08
Dress, Shoes & Outside of Wings- BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Eyes & Inside of Wings - V91, V93, V95
Butterflies & Lips - V04, V06, V09
Dots - BV08

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

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 #99 which 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 Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, All Is Calm DSP, Silver Glimmer Card, White Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Lost Lagoon from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Lost Lagoon Ribbon Pool Party Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Ice Crystal 2 Die from Joy Crafts, Gems from Papermania, Charm from eBay, Snow Writer

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Hat, Gloves & Boots - BG10, BG11, BG13
Flowers - BG70, BG72
Bows & Pockets - BG72, BG75, BG78
Plant Pot - E13, E15, E18
Coat & Cape - G40, G43, G46

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

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 for Dare 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' Up

Papers: Hawaiian Shores, Beautiful Blooms Patterned Papers both from Papertrey Ink, basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Hawaiian Shores from Papertrey Ink, Copic Markers

Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, 7/8" Scalloped Circle Punch both from Stampin' Up, Pure Poppy Buttons from Papertrey Ink, Romantic Rectangles from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Red - R35, R37, R39
Dress - BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Ground - W1, W3, W5
Shadow- W1, W3

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

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 #58 to 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, Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst Patterns Pack all from Papertrey Ink, Whisper White from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose both from Papertrey Ink, Copic Markers, Polychromo Pencils from Faber Castell

Accessories: Scarlet Jewel Grosgrain Ribbon and Felt, Hibiscus Burst Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon and Felt, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 all from Papertrey Ink, Bird Punch from Stampin' Up, Buttons from The Works, Polka Dot Greetings Die from MFT, Drops Border Die from cArt-Us

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair- E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Dark Red - R56, R59, R14
Eye - E42, E43, E44
Dress - RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV23

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

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!



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 & Boots - BG05, BG07, BG09
Outfit - BG13, BG34, BG23
Snow - W1, W3

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 whilst you're there too.

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 digi The 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 Blending Card, Background Paper from The Most Adorable Snowmen set from The Paper Shelter

Inks: Coastal Cabana from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Twine, Frosted Sequins both from Stampin' Up, Charm from eBay, Snowflake Tree Die from Memory Box, Brads from stash, Ice Crystal Border Die 6002/2021 from Joy Crafts, Glistening Snow Writer, Icicle Stickles

Copics Used:
Red Hat & Scarf - R46, R37, R39
Coal - C5, C7, C9
Snowmen - C00, C1
Present - BG05, BG07, BG09
Bow - BG13, BG34, BG23
Blue Hat & Scarf - BG01, BG02, BG05
Arms - E43, E44, E47
Sack - E30, E33, E35, E39
Bear- E25, E27, E29
Carrots - YR04, YR18

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 why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?! And don't forget the fabulous prizes that you could win as well.


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 made here 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 from Papermania, Die-Namics Eyelet Lace Border Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Red - R46, R37 R39
Present - E42, E43, E44, E47
Green - G40, G21, YG11
Ground - E40, E41, E42

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. Remember you don't have to use an image from The Stamping Chef store but you double your chances of winning if you do!

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

Accessories: Lost Lagoon Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Scalloped Square Nestabilities, Wink of Stella Clear, Doo-Hickey Sweet Lovely Lace Die from Magnolia, Gems from Papermania, Ice Crystal Dies 1, 2 & 3 6002/2018, 6002/2019 & 6002/2020 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Scarf - G40, G43, G46
Headband - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Top - BG70, BG72, BG75
Sleeves - BG10, BG11, BG13
Snowflakes- BG11, BG13, BG72

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

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 - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Sack & Dungarees - E31, E33, E35, E39
Red - R46, R37, R39
Coat - YG61, YG63, YG67
Tree - G99, G85, E47
Sky - BG70, BG72, BG75, YR31

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 cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too? You don't have to use an image from Lacy Sunshine stamps to join in, but we love it when you do! And don't forget the loyalty programme in which if you used a Lacy Sunshine image in the last challenge you can claim the current giveaway for free!

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 Holiday and 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 Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Golden Star & Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pens, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Cotton Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Glistening Snow Writer, Ice Crystal Dies 1, 2 & 3 6002/2018, 6002/2019 & 6002/2020, Border Die 6002/0260 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Reindeer - E71, E74, E77, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, R46, R37, R39
Squirrel - E95, E97, E99, E08
Tree Stump - E25, E27, E29
Ribbon - YG95, YG97
Sky - BG000, BG10, BG13

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

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 #47 and 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 #287 to 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' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pixie Pink (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vanilla Smooch, Victoria Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Pearls from eBay

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Dress - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04
Flowers - RV000, RV02, RV04
Green - YG21, YG25
Shadow- BG000

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

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 for Dare 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 Ink

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun (Retired), Soft Suede, Whisper White, Woodland Walk DSP (Retired), Haiku DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tangerine Tango from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Tender Leaves Dies from Memory Box, Leaf #3 Die from Sizzix, English Roses Die LR0162 from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Boots & Green Leaves - G40, G43, G46
Coat & Orange Leaves - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR18
Jumper & Hat - V04, V06, V09
Trousers - E71, E74, E77
Other Leaves - Y23, Y26, Y28, E71, E74, E77, E95, E97, E99
Grass - YG03, YG63, YG95, G05, G94
Sky - BG000, BG10, BG11

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

Thankful For You

Simply B Stamps are having a challenge on their Facebook page at 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 Grateful and for Crafty Little Fairies November challenge to 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 Wasabi, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Rich Razzleberry Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired), Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Oval and Lacy Oval Nestabilities, Fancy Framed Tags 2 all from Spellbinders, Pearls from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Turkey - E30, E33, E35
Dress - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Lips - V01, V04, V06
Bustle - G40, G43, G46
Plate - Y23, Y26, Y28

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

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 - R46, R37, R39
Sacks - E31, E33, E35, E39, E13, E15, E18
Sky - BG70, BG72, BG75
Stand - E44, E47, E49

And that's all from me for ths 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 why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?

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: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, On Ice Die, Wonderful Words: Snow Die both from Papertrey Ink, Lace from stash, Gems from Papermania, Icicle Border Die, Icicle Dies 1, 2 & 3 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - YR31, Y21, Y23, Y26, E43
Coat - C1, C2, C3, C5
Boots - C00, C2
Jeans & Eyes - B12, B14, B16, B18
Gloves, Scarf & Earmuffs - BG10, BG11, BG13

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook Group and join in the challenge whilst you're there. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs and the chance to by our next Guest Designer for December.

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post using Blue Illusion

Good Morning! Today is my first ever post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and 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!



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' Up, Doo-Hickey Tilda's Lace Border Die, Doo-Hickey So Wrapped Lovely Die both from Magnolia, Butterfly Die 6003/0023, Butterfly Border Die 6002/0251 both from Joy Crafts, Gems from The Works, Flowers from Hobbycraft and Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53,  E55
Lips - R20, R22
Green - G40, G43, G46
Twigs, E71, E74, E77
Butterflies  V20, V25, R81, R83, R85, W5, W7
Flowers - RV10, RV11, RV14

And that's all from me for today folks! Why not pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous inspiration posts from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge too? It's an easy one this month - add some ribbon. There are some fabulous prizes to be won too and you don't have to use an image from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps but if you do you get entered twice into the draw! 

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 their Anything 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 for Creative 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 ones from Joy Crafts!


Recipe:

Stamps: Three Little Autumn Girls from All Dressed Up, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White all form Stampin' Up, Lost & Found DSP (last year's Christmas papers but can't remember their names), Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Pearlescent Card

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania, Romantic Rectangles from Spellbinders, Glistening Snow Writer, Ice Crystal Edge Die, Ice Crystal Dies No. 1, 2 & 3 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E47
Scarf & Boots - E42, E43, E44
Hat & Dress - R46, R37, R39

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

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 Fancy Pants, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Basic Black, Pool Party both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Brads from stash, Delicate Daisies Open and Complete Petals Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Star Dust Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Cake - E40, E41, E42, E47
Plate - C00, C1, C2

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

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 Challenge which is also to make a thank you card, Deep Ocean's Challenge #90 to use handmade flowers, 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #97 Anything Goes and 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

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Brads from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Leaves - YG11, YG13, YG17
Dress & Shoes- RV10, RV32, RV34
Flowers - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #336 with A Day For Daisies

Good morning and welcome to my post for the Sketch 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 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 why not join in the fun whilst you're there too. 

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