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Sketch Saturday Challenge #341 with Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good Morning! I hope you all had a great Christmas and santa brought you all lots of crafting goodies! Mine did! So I'll soon be having a play with them all. 
It's time for another challenge at Sketch Saturday today and it's our last one for 2014!
Back with us this week as our wonderful sponsor 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

The prize this week is £10.00 to spend in theBunny Zoe's Crafts Store

Here is Sketch #341:
And here's my take on it... I used a La-La Land Crafts digi stamp, which I haven't used in ages! Must pull these all out again! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Daisy Faerie marci from La-La Land Crafts, Fairy Fantasy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: So Saffron, Marina Mist, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Coffee In The Arbour White Daisies Patterned Paper from Maja Design
Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired), Subtles Candy Dots both from Stampin' Up, Circle & Scal…

The Stamping Chef Challenge #61 The Final Anything Goes

It is with a sad heart that this is my last post for The Stamping Chef Challenge blog. As of January 1st The Stamping Chef will be no more due to the new VAT laws that have come into place in the EU affecting lots of small digital companies, such as The Stamping Chef. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel....Tamara has decided to open a new store Slinky Tart and some of the current images will be carried over into her new shop. The challenge blog will not be running any more unfortunately but you will still see us around in blogland using her fabulous slinky images!

So for my final card, I used something a bit different,Cattitude. Just love these cute little cats and you get lots of little bits in this set too. I went for a purple and grey theme and attempted to do some fur on the cats. I love the way the girly cat came out, but the boy cat was a bit harder. Practise, practise, practise I guess!


This card is also for Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

I will admit I am not a fan of Frozen at all. I did watch it for the second time whilst making this card and I just find it boring! I don't think much of Elsa as a so-called heroine at all. Anna is just TSTL (too stupid to live!) and should have died so many times on her journey to find Elsa. The only characters I thought were funny were Olaf and the reindeer (whatever his name was!). And don't get me started on that Let It Go song! I've heard that more than enough thanks to the kids in my class!

Anyway this is my card for the Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge in their Facebook Group, Dare To Be Sassy Thursday's Challenge #260 to use snow,Bunny Zoe's December Challenge to use buttons,Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #291 Winter Wonderland,Inky Chicks Challenge #44 Winter Wonderland, Natalie & Amy's Challenge #27 Cute & Cuddly Christmas, Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #261 Sing Me A Song and finally for The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge t…

Fabulous Hair Tree!

I just love this image from The East Wind and her hair is just fabulous! I'm not sure whether I should have coloured her hair green or not though, but I really wanted her to have blue hair! Love it!

This card is for The East Wind's Challenge #21 Christmas, A Gem of A Challenge #134 Anything Christmas, Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge, Scrapper's Delight Challenge #37 Anything Goes, Di's Digi Design Challenge Any Winter Holiday, 613 Avenue Create Challenge #103 Anything Goes with the option of use a snowflake, which I did and for The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge to use blue, light green and white.


Recipe:
Stamps: Aurora Hair Tree from The East Wind, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Whisper White, All Is Calm DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pear Pizzazz from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired), In Color Glitter Brads (Retired) b…

Let Them Eat Cake

I've been dying to colour this image of Marie Antoinette and her cakes from Aurora Wings for a while now but to be honest, I was a tad scared of her! I thought she would be really hard to do, but in fact she wasn't at all. Just a bit time consuming as there are so many little parts to her.

This card is forAurora Wings Challenge #10 All That Glitters,Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anything Goesand for The Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge, Anything Goes.


Recipe:
Stamps: Marie Antoinette from Aurora Wings, Cupcake Collection from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride, Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Kraft Notes Patterned Papers from Forever Friends, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Gloss & Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens
Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon (Retired), Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Mini Rolle…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge #2 for December Anything Goes

Good evening everyone. I hope you've had a good week. I have now broken up for the school holidays and have about 2 weeks off work! Yay! More time for crafting! Love being a teacher at times like this!

Anyway today is the start of the final Art by MiRan Facebook Fan Group Challengefor the month and the year. When we return in the new year we have some fantastic, exciting changes planned for our Facebook challenges, so I hope you'll all join us then too. This fortnight as our second challenge of the month always is, is an Anything Goes challenge.

I chose to make another Christmas card - this time all in purples for my best friend Michele, whose favourite colour is....purple! I used the gorgeous Suzie Snowflakes, which is a stamp designed by Mi Ran for Treasured Times. She has a fantastic range there in rubber stamp form as well as at Whimsy Stampsand then the digi range at the Art by MiRan Etsy storetoo.

And here she is. I made a huge A4 sized side step card and although it was…

The Paper Shelter Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my post for the last challenge of the year from The Paper Shelter Challenge blog. This challenge is an Anything Goes challenge and will last for 3 weeks over the Christmas break. As I'm still in need of Christmas cards (I always send/give out lots), I thought I would use the cute new digi, Waiting For Santa Too, with poor Mrs Claus waiting for Santa to return from the night time deliveries. Isn't she just the cutest little granny?!

I kept my card fairly simple as I wanted to show off the background papers that come with the digi as well - they are such gorgeous colours.


And now it's time to announce the winner of The Paper Shelter blog hop that we had last fortnight to celebrate their 4th birthday! 
The random winner of a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter from the comments on my blog was
Marion
Congratulations! Head straight on over to the Paper Shelter blog to find out how you can claim your prize! 
Recipe:
Stamps: Waiting For Santa Too from The…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post using Christmas Cuddle

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog this week. I'm still in Christmas card mode so I have used the gorgeous Christmas Cuddle to make a card for my mother-in-law's cat loving friend. I love this image and it would be perfect for a Hallowe'en card too with a black cat!

She has been coloured in with copics and a few dots of Molotow paint pen added to her hair. Hope you like her!


Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Cuddle from Ching-Chou Kuik, On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Winter Wishes Patterned Papers from Echo Park
Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Night of Navy Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Hobbycraft, Corner, Border and Tag Californian Collection, Faux Quilled Flowers Dies both from Sue Wilson @Creativ…

Christmas Tree Sprite

My final card for the day! Sorry to have bored you all with all my Christmas cards! This card is for Aurora Wings Challenge #9 Anything Goes,Aurora Wings Facebook Challenge for December Season's Greetings, The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to use the sketch below and Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #25 An Unusual Christmas. As cute as this sprite is, it's not your usual Christmas image, is it? LOL


And here's my card...Just love this sprite! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Tree Sprite from Aurora Wings, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Merry Moments 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: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania, Snowflake Dies from Marianne Creatables, Corner, Border & Tag Californian Collection Dies from Sue Wilson @ Creative Expressions
C…

Xmas Fairy

Christmas card #3 of 4 from today's card making session! This card is for Alicia Bel's Challenge #2 Anything Goes with the option of Christmas, Polkadoodles Challenge #49 Secret Santa(I would make a secret santa card for Jasmine Becket-Griffith - my favourite fairy artist in the world. I collect her prints and figurines and met her at the Whitby Goth Festival at the beginning of November. She was so lovely!), Fab & Funky's Challenge #241 Christmas, Digi Sketch Challenge to use the sketch below with a theme of Christmas, Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #290 to use the colours in the picture below too and finally for the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challengeto use gifts - my cute fairy is carrying a basket full of gifts so I hope that counts!


And here's my card... I did have to add a bit of ribbon and some sentiment tags to it as well, but the general layout of  the sketch is still there!

Recipe:
Stamps: Xmas fairy from Alicia Bel, Holiday Mini Tickets from Whimsy Stamps
Pa…

String Up The Lights

The Outlawz have started a progressive challenge each month in which they provide you with the first digi image for free and if you use it and enter the challenge, you will qualify for the next month's image to use. This month's image is called Tangled Wednesday and was drawn specifically for the challenge by Betty from Simply B Stamps. I just love the expression on her face! She does not look happy with those Christmas lights! I thought I would add lots more Christmas lights to the background so it looked a bit like she was in a tangle there too!

This card is also for A Creative Romance's Anything Goes Challenge, Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challengeand for Crafty Sentiments Christmas Challenge.


Recipe:
Stamps: Tangled Wednesday from Simply B Stamps, Holiday Lights from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Daffod…

Snuggle Up Izzy

I had a bit of a Christmas card frenzy going on today as I finish work next week so need lots of cards to give out to my work colleagues. Not sure if I have enough or not yet! This first card uses the cute Snuggle Up Izzy from Di's Digi Downloads and is for Digi Designs Christmas Challenge.

It is also for Avenue 613's Challenge #101 Anything Goes(I missed out something from column 3 for the bingo card bit -not sure my white card on the snowflakes count as enough for solid colour card),Papertake Weekly's Paper Play Challenge, Inky Chicks Challenge #44 Winter Wonderland, Creative Inspirations Challenge #298 to use the optional sketch below,  Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challengeand for The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge to use 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 buttons.

And here's the sketch from Creative Inspirations


And here's my attempt on it. I wanted to do something different for the sky rather than my usual copic coloured one, so pu…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #340 with Simon Says Stamp!

Good morning and welcome to my post for this week's challenge at Sketch Saturday. Back with us this week is our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp!

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

Here is sketch #340 designed by Debra.
And here is my take on it. I rotated it and slimmed the main panel down a bit to fit my image better.

(And just in case you didn't hear, I have been asked to join the All Dressed Up Design Team so this card is dedicated to Wendy, Marilyn and Bettina for inviting me to join them all!)
Recipe:
Stamps: Wear With Style from All Dressed Up, Six-Sided Sampler from Stampin' Up
Papers: Purely Pomegranate (Retired), Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Berry Bliss DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Purely Pomegranate (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (Retired), Purely Pomegranate Stitched Gro…

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #129 Snowflakes and Ribbon

Good morning. It's nearly the weekend, which means I have 1 more week at work to go before my holidays start! Woot! It's also time today for another challenge from the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog and this fortnight we are sponsored by Freshly Brewed Designs. Our challenge, should you decide to take it, is an easy one and perfect for the current season - use snowflakes and ribbon. This challenge will last for 4 weeks this time so give the DT a little rest over the holiay season.


I used the cute Snow What Fun to make a more masculine card, but you can still use ribbon on it without it looking all girly and frilly. I add some touches of silver ribbon to my second layer, which imitated the layout of the digi stamp.


Recipe:
Stamps: Snow What Fun from Freshly Brewed Designs, Tremendous Treats: Christmas from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer Card, White Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Winter Wishes Patterned P…

In The Pink Challenge #59 Pink Christmas

Exciting news for you today! The lovely Christine has asked me to join the In The Pink Challengeblog as a Pink Lady! I was so thrilled to be asked and of course just had to accept as pink is my favourite colour! Today is my debut as a new DT member and this fortnight we would like you to make a Christmas card, using, of course, our favourite colour PINK!

I used one of my new Lacy Sunshine digis for this challenge and whilst I have seen lots of cards made with her in blue, I think she looks fabulous in pink, don't you?! I added lots of mirror card, and boy it that hard to photograph! I used this cute pompom trim I found in a box of stash and then used the cut off pompoms to add to the centre of the snowflakes. Love it!


Recipe:
Stamps: Snow Bunny Ethereal Enchantress from Lacy Sunshine, On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Silver Mirror Card from Dovecrafts, Vintage Frost Basics 3rd, 4th, 5th and 19th of December all fro…

The Stamping Chef Challenge #59 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my latest post for The Stamping Chef's Challenge #59. Our challenge this week as always is an Anything Goes challenge and I have used the gorgeous Rosey for my card this week. I fancied making something other than Christmas cards and Rosey is such a beautiful image that I just had to use her before we say goodbye to The Stamping Chef.

Not sure if you are all aware, but with changes to the VAT laws in Europe, The Stamping Chef are closing down at the end of the year. But don't worry Tamara will be back with her fabulous brand of digi images under a new name, Slinky Tart with some more new digis as well, in her signature style!

Anyway here's my card... Isn't she beautiful with those big eyes?!


Recipe:
Stamps: Rosey from The Stamping Chef, Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Love Letter DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copic …

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Sweet December

Good morning and I hope you all had a splendid weekend. Unfortunately mine was full of a head cold and I felt awful for most of it, but I am slowly on the mend, but still quite achy with a very sore nose! I hate being ill and am such a drama queen about it, but this one really hit me hard!

Anyway on to my card for this week's inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps blog. I am using one of the new, gorgeous digis called Sweet December and she is just beautiful, isn't she?! I wanted to give her a very wintery feel so kept her hair white, only adding a few flicks here and there of grey to add a bit of texture to it. Love how it came out!

I kept to a slightly more distressed style using softer colours and whilst these are not my usual colours for Christmas card, I love the Crumb Cake with the red and green.


Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet December from Ching-Chou Kuik, Endless Wishes from Stampin' Up
Papers: Real Red, Garden Green, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired), Merry Mome…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #48 Holiday Joy

Good morning and I hope you all had a great week and feel a lot better than I do. I have come down with a really horrible head cold and feel awful. I don't do being sick very well and am a bit of a drama queen about it, but this one just makes my whole head ache and my nose is just so very sore! I hope it goes soon. I don't want to be still ill over Christmas! I have too much to do!

Anyway on to my card for the latest challenge at Lacy Sunshine. Challenge #48 is our last one of the year and will run for almost 4 weeks until the first week of January, so lots of time for you to join in the fun! Our theme this time is Holiday Joy, so that doesn't have to be a Christmas card/project, but any other winter holiday that you might be celebrating.

I did a Christmas card using the gorgeous new Hollyanna Ethereal Enchantress. She's just so cute as are all of these gorgeous girls!


Recipe:
Stamps: Hollyanna Ethereal Enchantress from Lacy Sunshine, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papert…

Sketch Saturday Challenge #339 with Art by MiRan

Good morning and welcome to the first Sketch Saturday Challenge of the month. Today is my design team week and I have arranged a great sponsor Art by Miran, whose Facebook Challenge coordinator I am very lucky to be as well 

Mi Ran has generously offered 3 digi stamps of the winner's choice.
Here is sketch #339. And here is my card using the gorgeousElfie Elizabeth. Isn't she just adorable? I thought I would use my Liquis Applique without heating it up on her hat and dress trim and it gives a completely different feel and look. Love finding new ways to use the mounds of crafting goodies I have! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Elfie Elizabeth from Art by MiRan, Circle of Friendship (Retired) fro 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
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from stash, Circle and Scalloped Circle …