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Fireborn Inspiration

Today is the last day for entering the FaeryInk Facebook Challenge, so I pulled out my digis this morning and grabbed one to use. The challenge this month is creatures, so the image had to have a creature in it. I chose to use the gorgeous Amber Elegant Fowl for my card.

I took my colour inspiration from a book I finished last week, called Fireborn by Keri Arthur. She is one of my favourite authors and I love every series she writes. This book was about a phoenix spirit who could take on 3 different forms - a human, a fire spirit or a firebird. The colours of her flames in the book very much inspired the colours of my bird and the Fire Fae!


This card is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #75 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #277 Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Anything Goes Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #325 Layers The Pencil Case Week 1 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Amber Elegant Fowl from FaeryInk, Half & Half from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Pumpkin Pi…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #66 School Rules

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog. This fortnight our challenge is called School Rules, so we want to see some school related projects.

As a teacher, I love to have a new notebook each year, but I tend to decorate a massive one and then use hardly any of it! So this year I am going for a cute little notebook that can also fit easily into my handbag and be more manageable to carry around!

I used the cuteKenna Back To School image and coloured her in red and lime green to go with the notebook I had bought (I got 6 of these for £1 from Poundland so might make all the other members of my Year 3 team a new notebook for the beginning of the school year which starts for teachers anyway, on Thursday September 3rd for 2 days worth of training.)



This notebook is also for The Alphabet Challenge N is for No Designer Papers {PIN}spirational Challenge #147 Back To School The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge It's Back To School Time 613 Ave…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of Things with Wings

Good afternoon or morning depending on whereabouts in the world you are! It's time for another Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge and as it is the end of the month, it is our monthly Anything Goes challenge as long as you use an image from Art by MiRan. We have now started to add optional twists to these challenges which, if you use the twist, gives you an extra entry into winning the prizes! This month our optional twist is to add things with wings! Easy peasy!

Here is my card using the gorgeous Florine, who has wings being a fairy and all, but I also added some butterflies around her too.


This card is also for Crafty Ribbons Challenge #125 to use butterflies (or birds) Crafting by Designs Challenge Things With Wings Stampavie's Challenge #245 Bows Creative Inspirations Challenge #324 Anything Goes Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #98 Use a sentiment
Recipe:
Stamps: Florine from Art by MiRan, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, So…

Lacy Sunshine Blog Hop

GOOD MORNING LACIES!!!
It was a lovely day with a gentle breeze making the grass wave, but all of a sudden black clouds and icy wind came out of the north! What could it be, but an evil force coming to wreak havoc in the garden? It must be Frostbite, the evil villainess, and why is she freezing the sweet Flower Pot Pretties and blooming beauties?!? Snow is falling everywhere, and the icy wind blasted open the doors of the greenhouse! How can we save the Flower Pot Pretties? What can be done to save summer?
We must Hop! With everyone hopping and spreading Sunshine we might have a chance to save the Flower Pot Pretties from Frostbite!
Today Color Your World is having another FUN Blog Hop combining the talented Design Team and the talented Creative Team!


Lacy Sunshine's greenhouse containing all the FLOWER POT PRETTIES has been frozen by a magical snow storm at the end of August.

We have a fantastic grand prize on offer for the lucky winner and lots of digi prizes to giveaway at the …

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday Polka Dot Bikini

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the latestFlashback Friday for Sassy Studio Designs. This week we are showcasing the gorgeous Polka Dot Bikini and I don't know about you, but as soon as I heard her name I got that song in my head...you know the one....the one by Timmy Mallett! This one....


Hehe and now it'll be in your head all day! 
And onto my card...here she is in her itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini! A little more CAS from me today.

This card is also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 32 Use 2 papers (The yellow spotty and brown striped are my papers - the other piece is a stamp) Craft Your Passion Challenge #276 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #74 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Polka Dot Bikini from Sassy Studio Designs, Back Pocket Basics from Papertrey Ink, Everyday Grungy Messages & Background Bits Industrial both from Lili of the…

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Anything Going with an Optional Twist of Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at The Outlaw Friday Colouring Challenge. This week, as it is the last Friday of the month, we have our usual anything goes challenge with the option of adding some Christmassy to your project. I don't usually make Christmas card so early and definitely not before Hallowe'en as a rule, but make these once a month is slowly starting to build my collection up ready for the holiday season!

I used the gorgeous Moon of Wintertime by Elaine Coxfrom our sponsors Sweet Pea Stamps this time and went for a cool aqua palette. Love this one even though it is a bit more CAS than I would usually do!


This card is also for Crafting With Friends Challenge #5 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 35 Things with Wings Creative Knockouts Challenge #104 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #48 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #388 Monochrome
Recipe:
Stamps: Moon of Wintertime by Elaine Cox @ Sweet Pea Stamps, Stock…

The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Cupcake Emma

Good Morning and welcome to another DT post from me for the Paper Nest Dolls. This week I am using the gorgeous Cupcake Emma for my inspiration card. I have re-discovered some old stamps of mine (from my stamping days before I discovered colouring and Copics) and found these gorgeous cupcake ones hidden away in a box! I knew I had to pull out Cupcake Emma to go with them!

Lots of strawberry and vanilla frosting colours on this one! Hope you like her.


This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #90 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Cupcake Emma from The Paper Nest Dolls, Hey Cupcake from Elzybells
Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired, but found a whole new pack of this in my spare room - yay!!!), So Saffron, Whisper White, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired), Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: So Saffron, Strawberry Slush (Retired), Real Red, Old Olive, Clear Gloss & Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens
A…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #216 Come Fly With Me

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at The Paper Shelter. This week we are challenging you to Come Fly With Me, so you will need to include something on your project that flies - think of butterflies, fairies, birds or aeroplanes, like I did. There are so many idea you could use for this challenge.

I used the cutie, The Aviator, for this one and made a more masculine CAS card for a change. Quite a quick and simple card after all the colouring was done.


This card is also for Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #46 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #138 Anything Goes Papertake Weekly's Take Your Pick Challenge - I picked buttons Deep Ocean Challenge #111 For The Boys Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #119 One For The Boys
Recipe:
Stamps: The Aviator from The Paper Shelter, Happy Trails from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Basic Grey, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired) & Summer Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending C…

New Release at Julia Spiri Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to some very exciting news from me today! I have been invited to join the new release design team for Julia Spiri Stamps! These gorgeous stamps are fairly new in the world of crafting but that didn't stop me falling in love with them!

Today we are releasing some new images and I just had to have the gorgeou Gothic Witch for my card. For those of you who know me, know I love all things to do with Hallowe'en and love to make cards and 3D decorations for it. You can purchase her along with all of Julia's other gorgeous images here in the Etsy store.

I went with an easel card for this one and used lots of different papers and stamps to decorate it. Hope you like her. I just love her hair and those gorgeous spider pupils in her eyes!


And here is a slightly more side angled view so you can see the easel part a bit better.

Recipe:
Stamps: Gothic Witch from Julia Spiri, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink, Halloween Stamps from Queen & Co, Cic…

Art by MiRan Hallowe'en Paper and Sentiment Pack

Good Morning! I have a very exciting post for you this morning! Tracy Wray, one of the DT members for Art by MiRan has designed some fabulous digital papers and sentiments for you to use for your Art by MiRan Hallowe'en projects.

To find out how you can can hold of these fabulous papers and sentiments for FREE, head on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out the post! If you are not already a member then just request to join and one of the DT will quickly approve you :)

Here's a card I made using these papers and the gorgeous Trick or Treat image as well.


Recipe:
Stamps: Trick or Treat from Art by MiRan
Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Hallowe'en papers from Tracy Wray for Art by MiRan, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Dies from Papertrey Ink, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page set from Martha …

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday - Beach Resort Sassy

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the latest Flashback Friday from Sassy Studio Designs. This week we are flashbacking to Beach Resort Sassy - a perfect image for all those summery cards.

I went with a hot pink and black combo for my card and add some extra touches of colour using my new cocktails dies - wish I had gotten these earlier!


Recipe:
Stamps: Beach Resort Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs, Lily At The Beach from Pink Cat Studio
Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Modern Medley DSP (Retired) & melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade (Retired) & Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Cocktail Dies 6002/0387 & 6002/0388, Oval Flower Frame Die 6002/0459 & No End Borders Dies 6002/0479 all from Joy Crafts
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Black - C3, C5, C7, C9 Pink - RV02, RV0…

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at the Outlaw Friday Colouring Challenge. This week we have a colour palette for your inspiration and you  need to choose at least 3 of the colours for your project. Lots of gorgeous blue-greens and browns on this one this time.



And here's my card using the gorgeous Maui Maui from The East Wind available through our sponsors Sweet Pea Stamps. We also have a fabulous prize of 3 digis from their store for this month's prize.


This card is also for The East Wind's Challenge #37 You Ought To Be In Pictures (I think this gorgeous gal should be in 50 First Dates which is set in Hawaii!) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #98 to use a sentiment Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #73 Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge(I used the middle row of Buttons & Bows, Free Space and Flowers) Fairytale Challenge #124 Summer Vacation
Recipe:
Stamps: Maui Maui from The East Wind @Sweet Pea Stamps, Lily …

In The Pink Challenge #76 Fly Away and option of Pink Plus One

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you to fly away. That means we want to see something on your card flying away with wings! Now that could be butterflies, birds, aeroplanes or a fairy like I used.

We are also adding an extra optional theme this fortnight of using Pink Plus One other colour. I added green as my other colour.

I used this cutie from Lemon Shortbread flying through her garden at night.


This card is also for  The Corrosive Challenge #231 Utterly Feminine Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #111 To use die cuts(I used a border die under the image)  Craft Your Passion Challenge #275 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl's Colour Challenge for August to use pink Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #270 Things With Wings
Recipe:
Stamps: Starfield Fairy from Lemon Shortbread @Sweet Pea Stamps, Lily Fairy from Pink Cat Studio
Papers: Blushing Bride & Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Shabby Chic Paper Bloc…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Little Companion

Good Morning and welcome to my DT inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog. This week I am sharing a criss-cross card with you, using the gorgeous Little Companion. I wanted to use different colours with this image as she has a very naturalistic feel to her - her dress looks like leaves.

As it's my Mother-in-law's birthday this week, I thought I would make the flowers yellow to go with the sunflower dies round the outside as they are my MIL's favourite flowers. I love this one even though these are not my usual colours!


And this is with the insert out...

This card is also for  Papertake Weekly's Challenge To Die For to use dies! Die Cutting Divas Challenge #229 Celebrate It Any Celebration Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Crafting When We Can Challenge #101 Ladies Night
Recipe:
Stamps: Little Companion from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sayings 6410/0308 from Joy Crafts
Papers: Wild Wasabi, Sof…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #65 Weird and Whimsical

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog. This fortnight we are challenging you to make something weird and whimsical and Heather has some fabulous and unusual images for you to use in this challenge.

I have used the gorgeousSerena Wormlady Peculiarity in some bright pinky- purple-y colours. I struggled with a sentiment for her until I hunted out some of my older Hallowe'en sets and found this sentiment which I thought would be perfect. It doesn't make it into a Hallowe'en card, but could still be used for one.



This card is also for  A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #2 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #16 Anything Goes Petallu's Challenge Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge #151 One for the Girls
Recipe:
Stamps: Serena Wormlady Peculiarity from Lacy Sunshine, Toil & Trouble from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Rich Razzleberry & Basic Black both…

Guest Designer Post for Sweet Pea Stamps

A little while ago Lynette McNash, the owner of Sweet Pea Stamps, messaged me to see if I wanted to be a guest designer in August. Of course I jumped at the chance and with so many beautiful digis to choose from, it was an easy decision to make. I chose to use the gorgeous Baby Hydrangea Fairy by Gabriella Szabofor my card and I just love this gorgeous cutie!


This card is also for Aud Sentiments Challenge #138 Fairies Crafty Girlz Challenge #6 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #4 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #118 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #386 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Baby Hydrangea Fairy by Gabriella Szabo @Sweet Pea Stamps, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up French Lavender Patterned Papers from Papermania, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Fancy Oval & Oval Nestabilities both fro…

Art By MiRan August Progressive Challenge

Good afternoon and welcome to my post for the new progressive challenge over at the Art by MiRan Facebook Group. We have a fabulous digi for you to use this month and to find out all the details of how to claim her for free or to purchase her, head on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and find my pinned post there.

And here's my card, all done in classy red, black and white. I just love this image that Mi Ran has drawn just for this challenge and it could be used for so many different occasions.


Recipe:
Stamps: ??? from Art by MiRan, All About You from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Card & Stacked With Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Black & White Patterned Papers from Glitz, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Real Red & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star & Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens
Accessories: Ribbon from local market, Sending Love with Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 & Open …

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday - Mermaid Mandy

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday. This week we are flashbacking to Mermaid Mandy and showing you all some fabulous new creations using her. I love this pretty little mermaid and thought that the sentiment was just perfect for her.


Recipe:
Stamps: Mermaid Mandy from Sassy Studio Designs, Seashore Sentiments 6410/0360 from Joy Crafts
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green (Retired), Hello Honey (Retired?), Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar (Retired) & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Hello Honey (Retired?), Pumpkin Pie & Baked Brown Sugar (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Viewmaster Die 6002/0457, Seashell & Starfish Dies 6002/0329, Crab & Seahorse Dies 6002/0328 & Under The Sea Border Die 6002/0330 all from Joy Crafts, Framed Out #7 Die from Papertrey Ink, Ornate Shape Art Template from Dut…

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - At The Beach

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new Friday Colouring Challenge over at The Outlawz. This week we are heading on down to the beach for our theme and we want to see lots of beach related projects.

I cheated a little bit and went with a mermaid card using the gorgeous Little Seahorse by Holly Durr at Sweet Pea Stamps, who are our fabulous sponsors this month. You do find mermaids at the beach or in the sea, so I hope I can get away with this one!


Recipe:
Stamps: Little Seahorse by Holly Durr @Sweet Pea Stamps, Seashells by the Seashore from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Perfect Plum, Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey (Retired), Pumpkin Pie  Baked Brown Sugar (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Timeless Victorian Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Hello Honey Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Seashore Elements Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Mini Seashells Dies from…