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

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week we have our monthly Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist of making something for Christmas.

I used the gorgeous Holly Fairy by Ching-Chou Kuik from Sweet Pea Stamps, who are our sponsors this month, and made a traditionally coloured Christmas card. I tend to go for non-traditional colours at Christmas but I do have some family members that prefer the traditional ones. I kept to a fairly simple styled card as well using a sketch that my lovely friend Audrey used on one of her cards the other day.

This card is also for  Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #279 Christmas Copic Marker Europe's Challenge #45 Christmas Inspiration Destination Challenge #57 Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Throwback I used the Holiday Countdown Challenge
Recipe:
Stamps: Holly Fairy by Ching-Chou Kuik @Sweet Pea Stamps, That's The Ticket from Stampin' Up
Papers: Garden Green from Stamp…

In The Pink Challenge #81 Magical

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight we want to see something magical on your project. You can include a magical creature like I did or use an image of someone using magic or whatever you choose! You also need to have lots of pink of course!

And here's my card using a fairy, a magical creature!

This card is also for  Cute Card Thursday Challenge #397 Sparkles (I used glitter paper for the stars) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Live & Love Crafts Challenge #40 Pink Again Unicorn Challenge #2 Think Pink Lemon Shortbread Challenge #1 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Isabella from Emerald Fairies, Dreamy Days from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Bella Rose DSP (Retired) & In Colors 2014-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Pink Glitter Paper from local craft store
Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Ma…

Spooky Street with FaeryInk

Good evening! I decided to make another Hallowe'en decoration yesterday, but finished it too late to photograph so did that today ready for my blog post. On Sunday I went to Tracy Payne's workshop and bought the Hallowe'en houses MDF set and set about making a Spooky Street with them, using traditional Hallowe'en colours and lots of die cuts before finally adding some cute images from FaeryInk.


I absolutely love this and it has to be one of the best things I have made! Even better that I get to keep it for myself too! LOL
Here are a couple of close up of my images, although they haven't cropped out very well :( They look a lot more blurry than in real life, but you get the idea! 
This one is Amber Witchy...
...and this one is Vamp Angel off visiting the houses during her Trick or Treating! 
My Spooky Street is for FaeryInk's Facebook Hallowe'en Challenge Papertake Weekly's Challenge Take Your Pick (I choose the Hallowe'en Hues) Die Cutting Divas Challe…

Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Mini Challenge - Spooky/Hallowe'en

Good Morning and welcome to an extra DT post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group. We are having a special mini challenge this month in addition to the usual challenge to celebrate all things spooky! You may have gathered that I love all things Hallowe'en related,so jumped in to join in with this challenge.

I used the gorgeous Gothic Dark Moon from Ching-Chou Kuik's Sweet Pea Stamps range. Yep, I used those gorgeous papers again along with some new spiderweb dies too!

This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #169 Anything Goes The Pencil Case Week 5 E = Eerie Colours Die Cutting Divas Challenge #238 to be inspired by the Hallowe'en photo Allsorts Challenge #334 to use purple, orange and black Recipe:
Stamps: Gothic Dark Moon by Ching-Chou Kuik @Sweet Pea Stamps, Tee-Hee-Hee from Stampin' Up
Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Rare Oddities Patterned Papers from Graphic 45
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White…

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #70 Fairy Tales

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge over atLacy Sunshine. This fortnight we are challenging you to use the theme fairy tales on your project. So that means we want to see all your favourite fairytale characters on your projects!

I chose to use the gorgeous Fairy Godmother Sugi for my card today and I thought this image would make a perfect girly birthday card and just had to use lots of pink!

This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #96 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #147 Anything Goes A Bit More Time to Craft's Challenge #6 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #83 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #285 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Fairy GodmotherSugi from Lacy Sunshine, Dreamy Day from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Silver Glimmer Card & Sweet Always DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver and Cl…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge Anything Goes

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new Facebook challenge for Art by MiRan. This month our Anything Goes challenge also includes the option to use bling, which I completely forgot to add to my card, but looking at it I think bling would spoil the softness of it :P

I used the gorgeous Valentina and created a criss-cross card which I haven't done for ages! I also used one of my new paper pads from Lili of the Valley and I am in love with this pack!


And here's the card with the insert out! 
This card is also for Alphabet Challenge R is for Ribbon The Ribbon Girl October Colour Challenge to use pastels Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Wrap It Up Brown Sugar Challenge #169 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #9 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Valentina from Art by MiRan, Inside & Out: Thank You from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Pool Party both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Romance and Roses Patterned Papers from Lili of th…

AliciaBel Blog Anniversary- Hallowe'en Special

Good Morning everyone and welcome to an extra DT post from me for the blog anniversary for the AliciaBel Challenge Blog. As it is Alicia's 2nd year anniversary, all the DT have created some fabulous Hallowe'en decorations to inspire you.

I created a witch themed hanging decoration using some MDF circles from Noor Design and my gorgeous Rare Oddities papers and 3 gorgeous witch digi stamps from AliciaBel. These are from top to bottom, Little Witch,Little Witch Traveller andLittle Witch Mermaid. I used my Silhouette Portrait machine for  the sentiment along with lots of the other decorations too.


It is hard to see as it is so long I had to stand far back to photograph them all in! Here are some close ups of each witch though. 
Little Witch...
Little Witch Traveller...
And Little Witch Mermaid... This Hallowe'en decoration is also for Papertake Weekly's Challenge All About The Base (No squares allowed!) Inky Chicks Challenge #58 Hallowe'en Deep Ocean Challenge #115 Hallowe…

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Colour Inspiration

Good Morning everyone! I hope I remember to write the post this week as I completely forgot last Friday with everything that is going on at the minute! Luckily Carla very kindly stepped in for me, so it is my turn this week now!

This week our challenge over atThe Outlawz Friday Colouring Challengeis to use this colour palette for your inspiration.


And here's my card using Wicked Moon by Katerina Koukiotis @ Sweet Pea Stamps who are our sponsors this month and are generously giving away 3 digis to the winner. Used some more of that gorgeous Rare Oddities papers too!

Recipe:
Stamps: Wicked Moon by Katerina Koukiotis @ Sweet Pea Stamps
Papers: Perfect Plum & Garden Green both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, rare Oddities Patterned Papers from Graphic 45
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: None!
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - G24, G94, G99 Dress - V22, V25, V28 Hat - BV11, BV13, BV17 Flower - YR61, YR02, YR04 Moon - BV0000, BV000, BV00 Sky - BV…

New Release Time at Julia Spiri Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to my DT for the new releases over at Julia Spiri Stamps. This time Julia has released her new Winter Collection and these are all just gorgeous! I got to use Winter Elfand made a snowflake filled card. I used some of my new Christmas papers from Lili of the Valley as well. Isn't she just beautiful?!

This card is also for Crafting By Designs Get Ready for Christmas October Edition Come and Get It Challenge Baby It's Cold Outside, So Keep Warm Inspiration Destination Challenge #56 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #396 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Winter Elf from Julia Spiri Stamps, On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Soft Sky & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Frosty Christmas & Krafty Christmas Patterned Papers both from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Molotow Paint Pen
Accessories: Shimmering Snowflakes Die…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #224 Hallowe'en

Good Morning and welcome to another post from me for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week we are challenging you to make a Hallowe'en project - my favourite challenge of  the year after a pink one! LOL Quite a difference there!

I absolutely LOVE this new image that Veronica and Pedro created entitled A Beauty To Die For. I love anything vampiresque and this stunning vamp is perfect for a Hallowe'en card!

For some reason I have no vampire related sentiments, so did this one using an alphabet set but it's a little on the large side, so I now need to find a smaller clear alphabet set. I have dies the right size, but sometimes I just can't be bothered with fiddling about with those tiny die cuts!

This card is also for  613 Avenue Create's Challenge #146 Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Monster Mash Aurora Wings Challenge #19 Dia de los Muertos Crafting From The Heart Challenge #82 Anything Goes Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #102 Hallowe&#…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Exotic Night

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the gorgeous Exotic Nightwith a non-Hallowe'en theme. This stamp is not strictly a Hallowe'en one, but the skulls and candles kind of lead to use it for that occasion. However, I thought I would have a go at making a non-Hallowe'en card with her. I have to admit that finding the right sentiment was hard so I went with a generic "just because" one.



Recipe:

Stamps: Exotic Night from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Grey, Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) & Afternoon Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Lace from local market stall, Ribbon from stash, Rectangle Shape Art from Dutch Doobadoo, Cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl, Purple 3D Pearl Effects…

One Sweet Pea Challenge Mid Month Inspiration

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the One Sweet Pea Challenge's Mid Month Inspiration. Our challenge theme this month is All Souls Day or Fall Colours. I chose to go with Fall Colours this time and use the gorgeous Silentness (Owl Version) from Ching-Chou Kuik @Sweet Pea Stamps.


I have inadvertently done something with this blogpost and changed it and now I have no idea what colour copics I used. I will try to remember but not sure if they are correct or not! 
Recipe:
Stamps: Silentness (Owl Version) from Ching-Chou Kuik @Sweet Pea Stamps, Big Words from Wow! @Beckab.co.uk
Papers: Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede & Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Rare Oddities Patterned Papers from Graphic 45, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Victorian Lace Die from Papertrey Ink, Gems from Crystal Stickers
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Ha…

Alicia Bel Stamps New Releases - Zombie with Pumpkin

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from Alicia Bel. Alicia has released some gorgeous Hallowe'en themed images this month and I chose to use the fabulous Bombie the Zombie. I do love my zombies, not that I would want to be one unless it was like Liv on izombie, who is, for the most part, still normal, other than her diet!

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out lots of zombie themed die cuts and I used some more of that fabulous Rare Oddities paper pad and my MDF shapes, which are slowly coming to an end LOL.


Here is a bit more of a close up so you can see the paper tole layers a bit better.
This card is also for Polkadoodles Week #42 Use A Die Cut The Pencil Case Challenge #4 Dark (Hallowe'en/Autumn) Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #81 Anything Goes Spellbinding Stamps Challenge to use at least 2 different mediums (Copics and Chalkola Markers) Creative Inspirations Challenge #331 CAS or Fussy & Fancy (Of course I had to go for Fussy & Fanc…

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Buttons

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at The Outlawz Friday Colouring challenge. This week we have an easy challenge for you - use buttons.

I used a fabulous image from our sponsors this month - Sweet Pea Stamps. This is Jack O' Lantern Wooty Branch by Concetta Kilmer. I coloured him with Copics but then as a bit of an experiment, I used my Chalkola markers to add a dotty background. I have been playing with these for just over a week as I was sent a pack to preview and you can find my blogpost here with my review of them.

This card is also for The Alphabet Challenge Challenge R is for Ribbon Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #102 Hallowe'en A Gem of A Challenge #155 Spots and/or Stripes Crafty Girlz Challenge #8 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #8 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Jack O' Lantern Wooty Branch by Concetta Kilmer @ Sweet Pea Stamps, Toil & Trouble from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black both from Stampi…

In The Pink Challenge #8 Breast Cancer Ribbons

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight we are joining in with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as this is a cause very close to my heart as I'm sure it is for lots of other people, we want to see some pink ribbon on your projects this time.

I used a gorgeous image from Jade Dragonne, which was part of a Kit and Clowder fund raiser not so long ago. Isn't she just gorgeous?!

We have a fabulous brand new sponsor this time; it's The Paper Nest Dolls who are very generously offering a $15 voucher to one winner chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies.


This card is also for  Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #158 to use some pink Papertake Weekly's Challenge Two by Two (I used 2 dies) Cutie Pie Challenge #92 Pretty in Pink Crafting When We Can Challenge #105 Whimsical With Wings Deep Ocean Challenge #114 Fairies or Angels Digi Galore's Challenge Think Pink
Recipe:
Stamps: Water Fairy by Jade Dragonne, Lily at the Beac…

The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration post - Witch Ellie Riding Her Broom

Good Morning and welcome to an inspiration post from me for The Paper Nest Dolls. I just had to use another of the fabulous new Hallowe'en images, Witch Ellie Riding Broom for this one and had lots of fun making this card up. I used some more of that gorgeous Rare Oddities paper pad from Graphic 45 - think I might need to buy some more soon as I am using it loads!

You can also buy the whole collection of The Paper Nest Dolls rubber stamps from a brand new UK store - BeckaB and you can find them here. So excited to be able to get them all over here at last!


This card is also for: Dream Valley Challenge #117 Hallowe'en Crafting By Designs Challenge Hallowe'en Inspiration Destination Challenge #5 Anything Goes Noor Design UK October Challenge Hallowe'en Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #277 Make It Square
Recipe:
Stamps: Witch Ellie Riding Broom from The Paper Nest Dolls, Gracie at Halloween from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black & Basic Grey al…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post Hallo'Owlie

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month we are all about Hallowe'en and Ching-Chou has the most gorgeous Hallowe'en images in her store, so not pop over there and check them out!

This week the DT are all showcasing the same image - Hallo'Owlie - and I found the perfect papers to go with her in my new Rare Oddities 12 x 12 paper pad. Hope you are not getting bored with these papers just yet as I have many more projects to make with them LOL

The busy patterns did make it hard for me to decide how to embellish this card, so in the end I just went with a bow and some pearls and gems in the corners.

This card is also for: Come and Get It Challenge Happy Fall Y'all My Time To Craft Challenge #306 Autumnal Colours Craft Your Passion Challenge #283 Anything Goes Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #107 Anything Goes with a twist of Autumn Colours Crafty Addicts Challenge #3 Anything Goes or use the Aut…

Review of Chalkola Markers

I was recently contacted by Anuj from Chalkola asking if I would like to review their chalk markers. Although I generally use Copics in my cards rather than chalk I thought they might be quite good for adding dots to my backgrounds amongst other things.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this product for free in return for an honest review.

The pens themselves are quite big but still easy enough to hold. Would be the perfect size for a child to hold, but as I have no kids I didn't test that out, although I probably could have got the kids at school to try them!

Once you get the ink flowing, the colours are very bright and remain bright when dry on chalkboards as you can see with my appalling drawing here. The markers colour over the top of each other well with very good coverage as well, except for the white which mixes the colours together, but that was expected to be honest. I have also written in normal chalk underneath so you can see the comparison.

With them being in a pen form, they ar…