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 



The prize this week is £10.00 to spend in the Bunny 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 & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Delicate Daisies Complete Petals Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Lips - R20, R22
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Blue - B91, B93, B95
Pink on daisies - R81
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26

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.

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!



Recipe:

Stamps: Cattitude from The Stamping Chef

Papers: Concord Crush (Retired), Basic Gray, In Colors 2010-12 DSP Stack (Retired), Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Paw Prints paper from local craft store, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Double Scallop Border Die from MFT, Labels 1 Nestabilities from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Chair & Bow - V25, BV17, BV08
Girl Cat - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Cats' Eyes - YG21, YG23
Inner Ears - R30, R20, R22
Boy Cat - W00, W1, W3, W5
Noses - C7, C9
Tongues - R20
Chair Legs & Back - E15, E18
Ball of Wool & Cattitude - V20, V25

And that's all from me for this last post for the Stamping Chef Challenge blog. I do hope you will pop on over to the blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too.

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 to use music (The sentiment is the title of a song from Frozen).

And here's my cute little Olaf!


Recipe:

Stamps: Olaf Snowman from Sassy Studio Designs

Papers: Soft Sky, Night of Navy both from Stampin' Up, White Pearlescent card and paper from local craft store, Winter Wishes Patterned Paper from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Ice Crystal Die #2 6002/2019 from Joy Crafts, Snowflakes Dies LR0136 from Marianne Creatables, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Baby Blue Liquid Pearls, Buttons from The Works

Copics Used:
Mouth - C00, C1, C2
Eyebrows - C3, C5, C7
Shading - C00
Carrot - YR04, YR07, YR18

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

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) both from Stampin' Up, Snowflake Dies from Marianne Creatables, Die-Namics Eyelet Lace Border and Doily Dies from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Lips - R20, R22, R30
Hair - B0000, B12, B14, B16, B18
Top - G40, G43, G46

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

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 for Aurora Wings Challenge #10 All That Glitters, Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes and 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 Rolled Roses Dies from MFT, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Corner Flourish D-Lites Die from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E29
Eyes - E23, E25, E27
Pink  R81, R83, R85, R0000
Turquoise - BG000, BG01, BG02
Leaves - G94, YG67
Bows - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Purple - V01, V04, V06

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

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 Challenge for 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 Stamps and then the digi range at the Art by MiRan Etsy store too.

And here she is. I made a huge A4 sized side step card and although it was fiddly at first to get all the folds in the right place, I love it! Think it works so well in this size!



Recipe:

Stamps: Suzie Snowflakes by Art by MiRan @ Treasured Times Stamps, Think Big Favorites #8 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Silver Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Winter Wishes Patterned Papers from Echo Park

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Silver Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Ice Crystal Border Die, Ice Crystal Dies #1, #2 & #3 all from Joy Crafts, Pearls from The Hobby House, White Liquid Applique

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E42, E43, E44
Shoes - E71, E74, E77
Trousers - BV20, BV23, BV25
Hat, Scarf, Gloves & Leg Warmers - V12, V15, V17
Coat - BV0000, BV01, BV02, BV04

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group to check out all the latest cards from our design team and fans and why not join in the challenge this fortnight too. You do need to use an image from Art by MiRan, but it can also include the rubber stamps from Treasured Time and Whimsy Stamps too. 

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 Paper Shelter, Endless Wishes from Stampin' Up

Papers: Old Olive, Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Background paper from the Waiting For Santa Too set from The Paper Shelter

Inks: Real Red, Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Clear Star, Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Holly Branch Punch from Woodware, Berries from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R30
Hair - W00, W1, W3, W5
Chair - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Hat & Apron - E40, E41, E43, E44
Slippers - E42, E43, E44
Table - E23, E25, E27, E29
Cookies - E23, E25
Reds - R22, R24, R27, R29
Cup, Leaves & Green on tights - G40, G43, G46
Watch - Y23, Y26, Y28

And that's all from me for today 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 both design teams this challenge. Why not join in with the challenge whilst you're there too? You don't have to use a stamp from The Paper Shelter to join in but you get better prizes if you do!


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 @Creative Expressions, Buttons from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Cat -W00, W1, W3, W5, W9
Leaves & Vines - G43, G46
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Flowers - BG0000, BG000, BG75
Purple - V01,V04, V06, V09

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT this week and why not join in the challenge this time too?

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

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Gingerbread Man - E31, E33, E35
Tree - G28, G94, G85, YG63
Boots - YG61, YG63, YG67
Red - R27, R29
Ground - E30, E31, E33

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

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 Challenge to 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

Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Old Olive Striped Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Stitched Snowflake Die from Papertrey Ink, Frosted Lace Stickles, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair & Basket - E71, E74, E77, E79
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Red - R35, R37, R39

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

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 Challenge and 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, Daffodil Delight all from Stampin'' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Striped Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Red - R35, R37, R39
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Cord - C7, C9
Star - Y13, Y15, Y17
Lights - Y15, Y17

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

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 Challenge and 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 pulled out my spritzer tool and sprayed a few bits of blue marker over it for a faint sky and then did the same on the tree with a green marker so it looked a bit like the tree was covered in snow. Not sure if it really worked or not though...


Recipe:

Stamps: Snuggle Up Izzy from Di's Digi Downloads, Endless Wishes from Stampin' Up

Papers: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, In Colors 2010-12 DSP Stack (Retired), Winter Frost DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue Marker (Retired), Garden Green Marker all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Vanilla Mist Smooch both from Stampin' Up, Buttons from The Works, Snowflake Dies, Christmas Tree Die both from Marianne Creatables, Doily from eBay, White Liquid Applique

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Hat & Coat - RV10, RV21, RV23
Gloves & Boots - W00, W1, W3, W5
Lantern - C5, C7, C9, YR21, YR23
Present  - BV01, BV02, BV04

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

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 Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Filigree Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Pearls from Doodlebug

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21,E11, R20
Hair & Ground - E41, E42, E43
Pink - R11, R81, R83
Dark Red - R56, R59

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 cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?

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.

Fresh Brewed Designs

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 Papers from Echo Park

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Silver Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Snowflake Dies from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used:
Navy - B93, B95, B97, B99
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13
Shadows on Snow people - BG0000, BG000
Carrots - YG04, YG07, YG18
Cheek - R30, R32
Twigs - E29

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the Dt and why not join in the fun whilst you're there. 

In The Pink Challenge #59 Pink Christmas

Exciting news for you today! The lovely Christine has asked me to join the In The Pink Challenge blog 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 from Maja Design

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella - Dark Pink & Clear

Accessories: Pompom Trim from Live & Love Crafts, Ribbon from Docrafts, Ice Crystal Border Die, Ice Crystal Dies #1, #2 & #3 all from Joy Crafts, Die-Namics Eyelet Lace Border Die, Eyelet Doily Die both from MFT

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Dark Pink - R81, R83, R85
Eyes - E42, E43, E44
Dress - RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the In The Pink 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? Just remember your card has to have more pink on it than any other colour! 

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 Markers

Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Pearls from stash, Flourish Trim D-Lites Die, Fancy Framed Tags 2 both from Spellbinders, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair & Eyes - E41, E42, E43, E44
Flowers & Lips - R35, R37, R39
Leaves and Ribbon - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97

And that's all from me for today 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. You don't have to use a stamp from The Stamping Chef to join in, but you double your chances of winning if you do!

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 Moments DSP (Retired), Champagne Glimmer Card, White Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Gems from Papermania, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Ice Crystal Dies #1, #2, #3, Vintage Flourishes Branch Leaves Die all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair- C00, C1, C2, C3
Rabbit- W00, W1, W3, R20, R30
Mushrooms - E41, E42, E43, E44, R35, R37, R39
Leaves - G94, G99, G43, G46
Berries - R35, R37
Pinecones - E43, E44, E47
Top - E40, E42, E43
Shadow - BG0000

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT every day this week and join in the challenge whilst you're there too! 

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 Papertrey Ink

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired and reversed) from Stampin' Up, Photo Finishers Dies from Papertrey Ink, Dew Drops type things from stash, Doily from Dovecraft, Large Frilly Frames #8 from Go Kreate

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E29
Red - R35, R37, R39
Trousers & Trims - YG61, YG63, YG67
Holly Leaves - G17, G28

And that's all from me for today 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. There are some fabulous prizes to be won and a chance at being our next guest designer too.

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 gorgeous Elfie 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 Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Stardust Stickles, Ice Crystal Dies 1 & 2 from Joy Crafts, Vanilla Mist Smooch

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Red - R46, R37, R39
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26

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 Art by MiRan Guest Designers and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too! 

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...