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Here Comes The Easter Bunny

It will soon be Easter so even more of an excuse than normal to add chocolate to my diet! LOL Here's another Easter card from me using a cute digi from Di's Digi Downloads and some (very old now) papers from First Edition. I  also used my structure paste from Dutch Doobadoo for the first time for the clouds and I love how it makes them look almost fluffy!


This card is for... Di's Digi Downloads Spring Is Here Challenge That Craft Place's Easter/Spring Challenge Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #130 Easter Copic Europe's Spring Is In The Air Challenge Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #273 Easter or Spring My Time To Craft's Challenge #285 Easter Animals The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Inspiration Challenge to use the picture below (My inspiration, quite obviously, was an Easter bunny with her Easter eggs)
Recipe:
Stamps: Bunny Run from Di's Digi Downloads, Polka Dot Parade #1 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin'…

Sk8ter Dude

I haven't done a Tiddly Inks challenge for a while so thought I would have a go this weekend now I'm on holiday for two weeks and can do my DT work during the week instead of at the weekend. Tiddly Inks challenge #153 is One for the Boys and I soon realised that I didn't have many of their boy digis, so had to go and rectify that with Christy's birthday discount code!


This card is also for  Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #303 to use stripes and dots
Recipe:

Stamps: Sk8ter from Tiddly Inks, Boy Basics: Skater Dude, Banner Builder & Grunge Me all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Whisper White & In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse & Crushed Curry all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Crushed Curry Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Boy Basics: Sk…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #55 Butterfly Kisses and Springtime Wishes

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new Lacy Sunshine Challenge. This fortnight we are challenging you to use butterfly kisses and springtime wishes! Perfect for the warmer weather, don't you think?!

I was given the gorgeous Iris Flower Pot Pretties image to use for me card and as this range of Heather's stamps are one of my faves along with the Ethereal Enchantresses, I loved putting this one together. I really don't know my flowers very well, so had to hunt on the internet for the colours of the irises and found this gorgeous picture of purple and yellow irises so used that as my colour inspiration.


And here's my card...

This card is also for... Crafting By Designs Challenge to use flowers Bunny Zoe's March Challenge to use spring colours Aud Sentiments Challenge #128 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #82 Spring Is In The Air Deep Ocean's Challenge #100 Easter or Spring

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

You're Out Of This World

I loved the new FaeryInk release a couple of weeks ago and bought myself a few of the digis and just had to use one of them for this month's challenge, Out Of This World. I used the gorgeous Arielle Moonbeam and kept to a soft pastel colour scheme so I could also join in the FaeryInk Facebook Challenge, which is to use pastels.


This card is also for... Sketchy Challenges #85 to use the sketch below and the theme of 1, 2, 3 (I have 1 ribbon, 2 stamps and 3 stars) Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Arielle Moonbeam from FaeryInk, Boy Basics: Out Of This World from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, Dazzlin' Diamonds Glimmer Card & Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Hexagon Punch, Holiday Collection…

Sweets for my Sweet

I managed to have a little play time today and do some card challenges that have been on my to do list for a while now! This card is for Alicia Bel's Challenge #5 Anything Goes or Candy Treats. As I got this image for my Top 3 win in the last challenge, I thought she would be perfect for this challenge.

I've had this pom-pom trim for a while now and had no real idea on how to use it, but liked the idea of using it as a banner!


This card is also for... Just Inspirational's Cute Challenge The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Inspired by A Song (My song is Sweets for my Sweet by The Searchers) Fairytale Challenge #114 to use lots of colours Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #33 Food Related
Recipe:
Stamps: Gretel from Alicia Bel, Sweet As Can Be from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pool Party, Calypso Coral & Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pool Party & Calypso Coral both from Stampin…

Sassy Studio Designs Spring Release and Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! It's time for the Sassy Studio Designs new releases teasers to finally be revealed! There is a fabulous blog hop going on and all of the designers and guest designers, myself included, have made some beautiful cards and projects to showcase all the fantastic new images that Lindsay has designed.

You should have arrived here from Greg's blog, but if you haven't and want to start at the beginning you can always pop on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and start from there.

I have used the beautiful Cinderella Portrait for my card - she is just stunning and I love all her beautiful ringlets! I just had to go for a pink colour scheme as well.


Recipe:
Stamps: Cinderella Portrait from Sassy Studio Designs, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Shabby Chic Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, C…

Art by MiRan Facebook March Challenge Anything Goes

Good evening! And what a fabulous evening tonight is as I am now on holiday for a fortnight! I so need this break as this half term at school has been so incredibly busy, despite it being a week shorter than usual. That is because we have the same amount of work to do in 5 weeks that we would usually have 6 to do it in! We've had parents evenings, mentoring day, assessment week (so heaps of extra marking!), a poetry extravaganza performance and I've been on numerous courses! Busy busy busy!

Anyway tonight is the start of the new challenge over at the Art by MiRan Facebook group and as it is our second challenge of the month, it is our Anything Goes challenge. For this challenge, you can make anything you like, using any theme and image you like as long as it includes a stamp by Art by MiRan and that includes the stamps from Whimsy Stamps, Crafts & Me and Treasured Times too.

I chose to use the cuteMeowfor my card today which is completely not my style - I did a CAS card! I…

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday - Maxi Skirt Momma

Good morning! I am posting today for the Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday event, in which an older, maybe more forgotten digi, is showcased to remind you of some of the fabulous digis that Lindsay's sells in the Sassy Studio Designs Store. This week the flashback digi is Maxi Skirt Momma 1, which was a really hard digi for me to use. (I just realised I used #2 instead of #1 but she is very similar; this one has a skirt on! Oops and no time to do another one!) Without going into much detail, I don't do babies or pregnancy, so struggled with what to do with this one. But I persevered and finally came up with something I was happy with.

My friend Natalie will soon be leaving work to have her second child which is going to be a boy (hopefully) and therefore I did this card in all blues and browns. I love this patterned paper from Lili of the Valley and it's perfect for baby cards as well as other general cards.

Anyway here she is...all ready to pop out that baby!


Recipe:
St…

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Teaser - Friday

Good morning. As part of my guest designer duties forSassy Studio Designs I am taking part in the new release and there are some fabulous new images coming out this Saturday.

Here is a sneak peek of one of them - can you guess what it is? You will have to wait until Saturday to find out!

Another beauty here!



Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #274 One Plus One

Good Morning and welcome to my guest designer post for Sassy Studio Designs. have you seen all the fabulous sneak peeks for the new releases this week? The new releases will all be revealed in full on Saturday so make sure you join us for the new release blog hop.

This week, the Dare To be Sassy challenge is to use black, white and one other colour. I love these challenges as it's always so great to see the range of colour combos that people come up with.

I chose to use yellow as my other colour and used the gorgeous Megara Honey as well. Totally love her hair on this one!


Recipe:
Stamps: Megara Honey from Sassy Studio Designs, Vintage Alphabet COL1380 from Marianne Design
Papers: Hello Honey, Basic Black & Whisper White, Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Lost & Found 2 Sunshine Patterned Paper from My Mind's Eye, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Hello Honey & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Hello Honey Ribbon fr…

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Teaser - Thursday

Good morning. As part of my guest designer duties forSassy Studio Designs I am taking part in the new release and there are some fabulous new images coming out this Saturday.

Here is a sneak peek of one of them - can you guess what it is? You will have to wait until Saturday to find out!

Another beauty here!




Sassy Studio Designs New Release Teaser - Wednesday

Good morning. As part of my guest designer duties forSassy Studio Designs I am taking part in the new release and there are some fabulous new images coming out this Saturday.

Here is a sneak peek of one of them - can you guess what it is? You will have to wait until Saturday to find out!

Oooh butterflies - my fave!



The Paper Shelter Challenge #196 Blooming

Good Morning! Welcome to my post forThe Paper Shelter's new challenge, which is called Blooming. You can choose how to interpret that title, but I opted to go for lots of flowers blooming on mine. I used to gorgeous and fairly new Spring Souland isn't she just fab?! I used lots of bright, Spring colours to entice that warm sunshine in!


Recipe:
Stamps: Spring Soul from The Paper Shelter, Signature Series: Butterfly from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP (Retired) & Sunny Garden DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Pearl from stash, Gems from Papermania, Corner Flourish Die 6002/0359 from Joy Crafts, Delicate Daisies Complete Petals Dies & Faux Quilled Blooms Dies both from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions
Cop…

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Teaser - Tuesday

Good morning. As part of my guest designer duties forSassy Studio Designs I am taking part in the new release and there are some fabulous new images coming out this Saturday.

Here is a sneak peek of one of them - can you guess what it is? You will have to wait until Saturday to find out!



The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Egg Coloring Avery

Good morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for The Paper Nest Dolls. I thought I would get ahead on making some Easter cards using the cute Egg Coloring Avery from the recent Spring release. She's just perfect for Easter, don't you think?

I also pulled out my dusty and very neglected Silhouette Portrait machine and amazingly it worked fairly well for this card! It does have its good days sometimes! LOL

And here she is, all in soft, Spring-y pastels...


This card is also for... Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #129 to make a shaped card 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #116 Anything Goes with a twist of using purple Creative Craft Cottage's Challenge #36 to use three of a kind (I have 3 flowers and 3 buttons) Creative Knockouts Challenge #81 to make a shaped card as well
Recipe:
Stamps: Egg Coloring Avery from The Paper Nest Dolls
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Spring Drop Patterned Papers from First Edi…

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Teaser - Monday

Good morning. As part of my guest designer duties forSassy Studio Designs I am taking part in the new release and there are some fabulous new images coming out this Saturday.

Here is a sneak peek of one of them - can you guess what it is? You will have to wait until Saturday to find out!

Just look at that stunning hair!



Sassy Studio Designs Latte Momma Sassy

Good evening! In between my DT cards today, I made another Sassy Studio Designs card as part of my GDT duties. This time I am usingLatte Momma Sassy for a quick catch up type card. I am entering this into Brown Sugar Challenge #138 which is an anything goes challenge and is also sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.

I love this image and it could be used for so many different occasions - love her funky hairstyle too!


This card is also for  The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge to use ribbon and bows
Recipe:
Stamps: Latte Momma Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs, Heart-2-Heart #1 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Marina Mist & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Lost & Found 3 Oliver from My Mind's Eye, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Marina Mist, Smoky Slate & Real Red all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired?) from Stampin' Up
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29 Lips - R35, R37, R39 Trousers …

Jewel The Emerald Fairy

I bought some of the cute fairy digis from Emerald Fairies a little while ago but hadn't inked any of them up until today, when I pulled out Jewel to use for a few challenges. These are really cute fairy digi stamps and I am so glad I found them!

And here she is...


This card is for... Emerald Fairies Challenge #65 to use yellow and green Glitter and Sparkle's Challenge #128 to use glitter and sparkle Scrapper's Delights Challenge #43 Anything Goes Crafts & Me's Challenge #154 to add flowers Crafty Ribbons Challenge Anything Goes with ribbon The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes with a twist of your favourite something(Fairies are a huge favourite of mine - I have loads of Jasmine Becket-Griffith fairy prints and figurines all over my room as well as tons and tons of different fairy stamps!)
Recipe:
Stamps: Jewel from Emerald Fairies, Simply Wonderful from Stampin' Up
Papers: So Saffron, Old Olive, Sunny Garden DSP (Retired), Cottage Wall DSP (Retired) &am…

Aurora Hart Flower

Another card from today's crafting session. This time it's an image from The East Wind - Aurora Hart Flower. Love her hair on this one! Took ages for me to colour in though! And as it took me so long, I have kept the rest of the card fairly simple as well.


This card is for... The East Wind's Challenge #27 A Spring In Her Step Digi Sketch Challenge Anything Goes and to use the sketch below Fairytale Challenge #113 Flower Power 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #115 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #72 Anything Goes

Recipe:
Stamps: Aurora Hart Flower from The East Wind
Papers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red ((Retired) & Twitterpatted DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania, Roll Up Roses Dies 6002/0384 from Joy Crafts, Border Stitch Die CR1250 from Marianne Design
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - …

Little Blossom

I thought I would have a play day today instead of doing DT cards, which I will do tomorrow instead and decided to finally join in with the Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge Part 1. This part you can use any image you like as long as it comes from the Sweet Pea Stamps store. I chose to use the cute Little Blossom by Conie Fong. She's just perfect for a little girl's card I think.

And here she is...


This card is also for...

One Sweet Challenge to use pastels, ribbon, lace and pearls
Polkadoodles Week 11 to make a birthday card
Aud Sentiments Challenge #127 to use a 2 word sentiment
That Craft Place to use a charm
Sketchy Challenges #84 to use the sketch below
Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #251 Spring Into Colour
Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge



Recipe:
Stamps: Little Blossom by Conie Fong @ Sweet Pea Stamps, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley
Papers: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White & Tea Party DSP (Retired) all from Stampin&#…

Slinky Tart Inspiration Post - Blood Soup

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Slinky Tart. The other week Tamara brought out a fabulous new digi, calledBlood Soup and as I totally love anything vampire, I just had to use her on my card for this week's post!

And here she is...I couldn't decide on whether to do the more common red eyes or the yellow eyes that Angel has when he vamps up, so instead I did a combination of the two and I love how they came out! Looks like shes just about to go all vampy!


And here's a shot with the tag out. thought I would do a little vampire themed twist on You are my true love, using my fave vampire TV show! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Blood Soup from Slinky Tart
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, yours Truly Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon & Real Red Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Sweet Paris Sequins fro Dovecraft, Doo-Hickey Fancy Tag Die from Magnolia
Co…