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Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #279 - Do What Makes You Happy

Good morning and welcome to another post from me for the Sassy Studio Designs Challenge blog. This week we are challenging you to do what makes you happy. In other words and anything goes challenge. I chose to use the fabulous Wonder Regan for my card this week. I still have a thing for superheroes since I bought my comic book style background and sentiments sets from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. They go so fabulously with Wonder Regan, don't you think?


Recipe:
Stamps: Wonder Regan from Sassy Studio Designs, Kaboom & Halftone Backgrounds both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White & Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point & basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Star Border Die from MFT
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - B24, C7, C9, 100 Red - R24, R27…

In The Pink Challenge #68 Clean and Simple OR Fussy and Fancy

Good morning and welcome to my post for the In The Pink's new challenge #68. This week we are giving you the choice of making either a CAS card or a Fussy and Fancy card. I am not a CAS girl at all - love my embellishments and layers too much for that! So the obvious choice for me was definitely fussy and fancy.

And here she is - lots of layers, lots of embellishments and of course, lots of pink.


This card is also for... Make It Colourful's Challenge #20 Focusing On Hair
Recipe:
Stamps: Chasing Nova from Make It Crafty, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Strawberry Slush, Early Espresso & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Bird Song Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Strawberry Slush & Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits Dies & Early Espresso Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Lace & Ribbon from The Range, Butterfly Scallops Punch Around The Page Set f…

The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Maddy With Glasses

Good Morning and welcome to my post for The Paper Nest Dolls. Today I decided I wanted to use the gorgeous Maddy with Glasses from this month's new releases and thought she would be perfect for a little notebook, seeing as she's carrying her own!

I used a fairly small notebook. I think it is about 3 x 5 inches and covered it in Crushed Curry cardstock and then decorated it, using similar colours to colour in Maddy. I added some ribbon under the oval die cut, so it could be tied closed.


This covered notebook is also for  Crafting From The Heart Challenge #57 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Maddy with Glasses from The Paper Nest Dolls, Take Note from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Crushed Curry Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Fancy L…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #57 Topsy Turvy Mismatch

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Did you all enjoy our blog hop last week using lots of gorgeousness! I sure did!

This fortnight we are challenging you to use an image in a topsy turvy way. By that we mean take an image, traditionally use for a particular occasion or season and use it in in different, non-traditional way!

I chose to use the gorgeous Lizabeth Spring Music digi and turned her into a winter image. Instead of flowers I covered them all up with frosty sequins to act as snowflakes. It really does work, doesn't it?!



This card is also for... Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #56 Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge #310 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #77 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #121 Anything Goes Noor Design UK Challenge #5 Anything Goes
And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to po…

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and welcome to my post for the Sassy Studio Designs New Release Blog Hop. I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far - haven't all the creations been fab?! You should have arrived here from Jo's blog, but if you want to start at the beginning, you can start at the Sassy Studio Designs blog.

I was given the gorgeous Aries for my project and I just love her gorgeous flowing locks! I went for a natural look and kept her all in browns and greens and just love how this one came out.


There are some fabulous prizes to be won on this blog hop so make sure you hop all the way along and comment on each DT's creations to ensure you're in the running for fantastic new images. You can also join in the Anything Goes challenge while you are there too. 
Here is the blog hop line up in case you have missed anyone out along the way. 
SSD: http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ Greg - http://latestwhims.blogspot.com/ Carrie - http://carrieshandmadecards.blogspot.co.uk…

Guest Designer Post for The Sketchy Challenges #86

Good morning and welcome to my guest designer post for The Sketchy Challenges blog. I was asked to join the rest of the Sketchy girls after winning their challenge a couple of weeks ago. This month's sketch was designed by Sabine and the theme is Spring.


And here's my take on it... I used one of my new, but not yet used, digis from the Octavia collection from Polkadoodles - isn't she gorgeous?

This card is also for... Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #2 Freestyle/Fantasy Papertake Weekly's Challenge Cute As A Button Creative Knockouts Challenge #86 Use A Tag My Time To Craft's Challenge #289 Spring Flowers Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #307 Spring
Recipe:
Stamps: Octavia Moonfly Wistful from Polkadoodles, Vintage Labels Just To Say from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Lost Lagoon & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Kraft Notes Patterned Papers from Forever Friends
Inks: Lost Lagoon from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star G…

Art by MiRan April Anything Goes Facebook Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my post for the Art by MiRan Facebook group. It's time for our second challenge of the month and as always this one is our Anything Goes challenge using any image from Art by MiRan which includes the rubber stamp images from Whimsy Stamps, Treasured Times and Crafts & Me too.

I chose to use my namesake, Vanessa (spelt differently though!) for a pretty in pink card today. This could be for a wedding or another special occasion. Love this gorgeous girl.


This card is also for Show Your Digi Love Challenge #3 to use Art by MiRan images (amongst others) Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges #35 Shabby Chic (I think this possibly qualifies) Fairytale Challenge #116 Now or Never to use a stamp you haven't used before(Definitely haven't used the digi before and I don't think I have ever used the sentiment either despite owning this set for about 3 years at least!) Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #256 Lace
Recipe:
Stamps: Vanessa from Art by MiRan,…

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Teaser

As today is Friday, this will be the last teaser post to get you all ready for the new releases post tomorrow. I have 2 for today for you. I hope you've enjoyed seeing them all.





Dare To Be Sassy Thursday ##278 Come Fly With Me

Good Morning and welcome to my first official post as a new member of the Sassy Studio Designs team. I was invited by Lindsay to stay on after my two months of being a Guest Designer and as I really enjoyed my time there, I thought I would carry on the fun!

This week I am sharing my card for the new Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge, which is called Come Fly With Me. You basically have to use anything with wings, so think fairies, angels, butterflies, birds etc. I chose to use the gorgeous Dark Fairy Sassy for my card and I kept her fairly dark in purples and black, embracing my hidden Goth side!


Recipe:
Stamps: Dark Fairy Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Whisper White & Modern Medley DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Promises Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley
Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Basic BLack Ribbon (R…

Sassy Studio Design New Release Teaser

Another teaser post for you today for the new Sassy Studio New Releases for this month. Another gorgeous one!



The Paper Shelter Challenge #200 Celebration

Good morning and welcome to my post for the 200th Challenge from The Paper Shelter. This challenge is quite aptly named "Celebration" so won't you all join us in celebrating our 200th challenge?!

I chose to use the gorgeous Venice Carnival for my card as she looks like she's definitely celebrating Mardi Gras or another festival. I went with a purple and red theme with touches of gold and love how bright it is.


Recipe:
Stamps: Venice Carnival from The Paper Shelter, Birthday Bash Sentiments from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Concord Crush (Retired) & Lap of Luxury DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Dusk Patterned Papers from Perfect Prints
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Markers
Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Decorative Labels 1 & Labels 1 Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Pearls from stash, Flow…

Sassy Studio New Release Teaser

Today's new release teaser means we are half way through all the new releases! Love today's teaser - so hard to work out what it is! Can you guess?!



Sassy Studio New Release Teaser

Another teaser post from me for Sassy Studio Designs. What do you think this one will be? Love the curly hair on this one!




Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Longing

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I chose to use the gorgeous digi, Longing. Ching-Chou has so many beautiful digis and I look at them all each month to choose the ones I want to use and I swear I am constantly finding new ones that I have never seen before!

I used turquoise and purples on this card and tried to keep the patterned papers a bit more subtle than the colours in the image, so the image would stand out. I wasn't really sure what kind of background to do, so tried a dotty one using various shades of purple and turquoise and I absolutely love this one!


Recipe:
Stamps: Longing from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Perfect Plum & Tempting Turquoise both from Stampin' Up, Timeless Victorian & Beach Bliss Patterned Papers both from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Copic…

Sassy Studio New Release Teaser

Just popping in to show you a little teaser for one of the new releases from Sassy Studio Designs this week. You're going to love them all! Hmmm wonder who or what she is...




What I've been doing this weekend

Just thought I would show you what I have been up to this weekend...I signed up for the Kit & Clowder Monthly Create and Learn classes and printed off the digi that Alyce used as I already had it and off I went. About 3 hours in on Saturday evening and I had only managed the sky, clouds, moon and her skin, but my shoulders and neck were aching after all the leaning over.

I finished the rest off this afternoon and this is how it turned out. I'm pretty pleased with it apart from the two blobs where I leaned on the wet paint! It is a really big piece as well - the biggest I have ever done. It is about 6 inches by 7 inches and I think I'm going to frame this one.


Thought I would add it to a few challenges though. 
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #196 Freestyle Crafty Catz Challenge #275 It's A Girl Thing Digitally Sweet Challenge #136 Things With Wings
All the colours are the ones used in Alyce's class and I haven't got a clue what they all are! 

Lacy Sunshine Pyjamarama Blog Hop

Today at Lacy Sunshine we are taking part in a Pyjamarama Party blog hop.

I have made a baby boy card and matching gift box set using the digi called Sleepy Ramsey Stitched Collection and it can be found in the shoppe here.

My image was coloured using Copic Markers in the following colours:

Pink - R20, R30 Brown - E70, E71, E74 Stars - Y21, Y23 Blanket - B41, B21, B23 Dots - B23 Ram - W00, W1, W3, W5 Moon - C00, C1, C2, C3, C5

This is also for... Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #8 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #120 Anything Goes Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #133 Anything But A Card (I have a card AND a box so hope it will count!)

Recipe:
Stamps: Sleepy Ramsey Stitched Collection from Lacy Sunshine, Everyday Photo Finishers Stamps from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Spring Rain from Papertrey Ink, Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Bear Necessities Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley
Inks: Bashful Blue (Retired) from Stampin'…

Slinky Tart Inspiration Post - Illiana

Good Morning and welcome to my latest inspiration post for theSlinky Tart blog. I chose to use the gorgeous Illiana for my car and just had to colour her up in some hot pink and brown! After cutting her out with my oval Nestabilities, she reminded my of an old style portrait so added a bit of Crumb Cake ink round the edge of the die cut to age it up a bit. I just LOVE how this one came out!


This card is also for... Digi Sketch Challenge F is for Flowers Creative Fingers Challenge #76 Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Illiana from Slinky Tart, Vintage Labels Just To Say from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Melon Mambo & Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Be Mine Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Melon Mambo & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Early Espresso Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Doily from Dovecrafts, Gl…

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #137 Springtime Flowers

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. It is my turn to post the challenge this time and I thought with the warmer weather that Springtime Flowers would be an easy one to do. You can either add flowers to your project or have flowers in your image - your choice!

We are also sponsored by Marianne Designs and Sweet Lilac Flowers this time and have some fabulous prizes to give away.

I chose to use one of the gorgeous Jeremiah Ketner digi images that are flooding the card making world at the minute, Spirals - isn't she just beautiful. I surrounded her with lots of die cuts from various Marianne Designs dies as well.


This card is also for  Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #109 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes 
Recipe:
Stamps: Spirals from Jeremiah Ketner
Papers: Blushing Bride, Lost Lagoon, Primrose Petals & Mellow Moss (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Stella & Rose Hazel Patterned Papers from …

In The Pink Challenge #67 Make It Sparkle

Pink and glitter - you can't get much better than that than to add a fairy in the mix! Perfect challenge for me this time from the In The Pink Challenge blog. I used tons of silver and pale pink glitter paper along with some glittery patterned papers and some silver star gelly roll and shiny silver ribbon. I thought it might be too much, but as the colours are fairly pale I think it works!


The Ribbon Girl is sponsoring us again this fortnight with a fabulous prize of ...

This card is also for  Creative Inspirations Challenge #309 Seeing Stars Creative Knockouts Challenge #85 Texture Stamping Sensations' April Challenge Pretty in Pink
Recipe:
Stamps: Fairy Star from Make It Crafty, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Winter Frost DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Spring Breeze Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Pale Pink & Silver Glitter Paper both from local craft store
Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Sweet and Fragrant

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. this week I am using a gorgeous digi from Ching-Chou's Etsy store, Sweet and Fragrant. Isn't she just simply beautiful?!

I printed her out quite large as I wanted to get as much detail in her hair as possible. I also used a new set of Nestabilities frames and she fitted in perfectly, but as they were also very large it didn't leave much room for embellishing, although I don't really think she needs much to be honest.


This card is also for Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge and {PIN}spirational Challenge #138 Anything Goes 
Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet and Fragrant from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, A5 Verses from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Real Red, Soft Suede & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Spring Breeze from Teresa Collins, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Real Red …

Hugs, Kisses and Fairy Wishes

Tiddly Inks are having a DT call again so I thought I would try out this time. I didn't have the nerve last time, but as the saying goes, nothing ventured, nothing gained! The challenge is to use your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp and I actually couldn't narrow it down enough to one stamp, so I narrowed it down to a theme and went for fairies instead. I used the gorgeous Willow the Greeting Fairyfor a very pink card! My fave colour too.


This card is also for... The Ribbon Girl's Any Image Challenge to use ribbon or lace 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #119 Crafting When We Can's Challenge #92 Sing Me A Song(I used Fly To Your Heart by Selena Gomez from the Tinkerbell movie for mine)
Recipe:
Stamps: Willow The Greeting Fairy from Tiddly Inks
Papers: Primrose Petals, Early Espresso Whisper White & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Always & Forever Patterned Papers and Plain Papers both from Lili of the Valley
Inks: Copic Markers
Acces…

The Paper Nest Dolls New Releases - Hip Hop Sidney

Good morning and welcome to my post for the new releases from The Paper Nest Dolls. Christine has created some absolutely gorgeous dolls this month and I have used the fantastic Hip Hop Sidney for a bright, funky birthday card, which would be perfect for a teenage girl's card. I will admit that I completely stole this colour combo from a card I commented on as part of my DT duties last week as I totally loved the bright pink, aqua and black all together!


Recipe:
Stamps: Hip Hop Sidney from The Paper Nest Dolls, Birthday Bash Sentiments from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Aqua Mist & 2008 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper both from Papertrey Ink, White from stash, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Pink, White & Black Glitter Card from local craft store
Inks: Melon Mambo & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Ribbon & Seeing Stars Dies both from Papertrey Ink, Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Oval Nestabilities fr…