The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week it is our monthly Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist of making something Christmassy.

I have used the cute Winter Sisters from Vera Lane Studio, our sponsors this month and went for a traditional colour palette or red, white and green. I made this card reasonably flat so that I have some flat ones to send through the post. I don't like sending fancier ones as they tend to get damaged and cost a fortune to post as well!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Winter Sisters from Vera Lane Studio, Stocking Prints from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Real Red & Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Crystal Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Hair - E35, E37, E39
Red - R24, R27, R29
Olive - YG93, YG95, YG97
Dark Green - BG93, BG96, BG99
Pompoms & Muff - BG90

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why  not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

In The Pink Challenge #83 Your Favourite Stamp

Good Morning and welcome to another fabulous challenge from the team at In The Pink. The fortnight we are challenging you to use your favourite stamps along with lots of pink of course, but if you're anything like me your favourite stamp probably changes with every new purchase.

I just couldn't decide on a single image, so instead I went with a theme. Fairies are one of my favourite things to put on a card and I love so many different fairy images, but settled on this gorgeous one from Faery Ink.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Lady Spring from Faery Ink, Dreamy Days from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Shabby Chic Patterned Papers from Studio Light

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Heart Swirl Die 6003/0061 from Joy Crafts, Iced Candy Twinkles from Cosmic Shimmer, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Flowers from Petal Lu, Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, Brad (used as button) from Imaginisce, Clear Wink of Stella, Glitter Thread from Sew Easy, Lace from stash

Copics Used:Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Gloves - RV10, RV11
Wings, Wand & Roses - RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02
Leaves - YG61, YG63
Other Flowers - RV52, RV55, RV32, RV34
Toadstools - E41, E42, E43, E44
Grass - YG05, YG61, YG63, YG17, YG67, YG97
Sky - BG10, BG11

And that's all from me for this post 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 are there too?!

And don't forget our fabulous prize from Bunny Zoe's as well this fortnight! 


Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop and Crafting By Designs Guest Designer Post

Good Morning! I have a very sad post to make today. Today Lynette is closing the doors on Sweet Pea Stamps and we, the fans and some of the DT, are having a special blog hop to wish her a very fond farewell. I love so many of the designers in her store, so I hope they will all start their own store somewhere soon!

I am also very excited to be a guest designer for Crafting By Designs, who are being sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps today too, so I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to join both posts together.

You should have hopped to me from Cindy's blog and I hope you loved her project!

I have used the adorable Sally and Snowball by Conie Fong and created a cute Christmas card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Sally and Snowball by Conie Fong @Sweet Pea Stamps, Pennant Parade (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Winter Wishes 6410/0125 from Joy Crafts, Holiday Mini Tickets from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Let It Snow Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Blushing Bride, Pool Party & Soft Sky all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Glistening Snow Writer, Ice Crystals Die 6002/2053 from Joy Crafts, Festive Collection Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Coat & Hat - R20, R21, R22, R24
Green - G21,G24,G28
Tights & Pink on Boots - R21, R22
Cat - E71, E74, E77
Fur Trims - W00, W1, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! So now it's time for you to hop on over to Barb's blog and see what gorgeousness she has in store for you there! Hope you all enjoy the blog hop and pop over to Crafting By Designs too and check out all the gorgeous projects from their DT as well.


The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Tree Skirt Avery

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for The Paper Nest Dolls. As the Christmas season will soon be upon us, I thought I would make another Christmas card to add to my collection using the gorgeous Christmas Tree Dress Avery which can find here in rubber in the USA and here in rubber in the UK.

This card is also for
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe (I used the middle column - flowers, free & girly)

Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Tree Dress Avery from The Paper Nest Dolls, Holiday Circle Pennants from Whimsy Stamps, Calendar Basics from Papertrey Ink

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

Inks:
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Hello Honey (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (Retired), Holiday Collection Framelits (Retired) & Doily all from Stampin' Up, Leaves Dies from X-Cut, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, White Berries from Joy Crafts, Gems from Papermania, Circle Ennants Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Stitched Scallops Border Die from La-La Land Crafts, Isobel Lace Border Die from Joanna Sheen, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Hair - E74, E77, E79
Dress - G24, G28, G29
Red - R35, R37, R39
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog and check out all the other DT members' gorgeous inspirations for this month and why not join in our Anything Goes challenge whilst you are there too?!

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #72 Sweet Dreams of Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. This week we are challenging you to create a project which shows someone dreaming of Christmas.

I chose to use the gorgeous Angel's Wix's Christmas Moon for this card and kept to a wintery colour palette of white, blue and grey. Love how this one came out! She looks quite peaceful up there on her moon daydreaming of Christmas, don't you think?!


This card is also for
613 Avenue Create's Challenge #151 Anything Goes with the optional twist of making your own challenge using their selection board - I used Square Card, Christmas and White

Recipe:

Stamps: Angel Wix's Christmas Moon from Lacy Sunshine, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Heart-2-Heart #4 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Winter Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver and Clear Wink of Stella, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Snowflake Love Pendant Die from Memory Box, Festive Collection Dies from Sue Wilson@Creative Expressions

And that's all from me for this post 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 are there too?!

Art by MiRan Facebook Group Anything Goes Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my post for the new challenge at the Art by MiRan Facebook group. This week it is our Anything Goes challenge for this month, with the optional extra of adding a die cut. As I use lots of die cuts on my of my cards, this was an easy twist for me.

I have used the gorgeous Fairy Noelle from Mi Ran's Whimsy Stamps line for this card and I just love the idea of a winter fairy, bringing beautiful snow flurries along with her. I used some iridescent snowflake sparkles that I "borrowed" from school after last year's Christmas activities and I love the colour of them! They go perfectly with this image too.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Noelle from Art by MiRan @Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Perfect Plum & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Happy Holiday Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star & Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Wooden Snowflakes from Sainsbury's, Iridescent Snowflakes Sparkle from Bright Ideas, Ice Crystals Die 6002/2053 & Icicles Border Die 6002/2036 both from Joy Crafts, Snowflake Love Pendant from Memory Box, Flourish Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, White Liquid Applique

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Lips - R20, R22
Boots & Cape -  YG61, YG63, YG67
Dress - V91, V93, V95, V99
Wings & Dots - V0000, V000, V00 

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 and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?!

We still have our Progressive challenge running for another week or so too, so why not colour up Talkative Tracy and join in that challenge as well?!

New Release at Alicia Bel

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new release over at Alicia Bel. Alicia has released some gorgeous new Christmas and Winter themed digi stamps this month, so please do pop on over to the store and check them all out!

I used the gorgeous Snow Faery for a quick bauble shaped decoration. I totally love how this one came out and will be making some more with some of the other images as Christmas gifts for my friends and work colleagues. I kept this one fairly simple, but did add lots of glitter to the snowflakes and wings, but unfortunately my camera didn't pick that up!


And this is the reverse - quite clean and simple! 

This decoration is also for

Recipe

Stamps: Snow Faery from Alicia Bel

Papers: Snow Princess Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Ice Crystals Die 6002/2053 from Joy Crafts, MDF Bauble from eBay, White Gesso

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Eye - BG13, BG15, BG18
Dress and Gloves - V20, V22, V25, V28
Wings - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG11

And that's all from me for this post  folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Alicia Bel Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards and projects from the DT and don't forget our challenge, Anything Goes or Stitching, is still running for the rest of this month, so why not join in whilst you are there too?!

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Thank You or Thankful

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week our challenge is to make a project to say thank you or to be thankful.

I used Syrah from our sponsor Vera Lane Studio to make a thank you card for my lovely friend Falguni for being a fabulous hostess on Friday night last week. She organised all the food and drink and wouldn't let us bring anything and a fabulous time was had by everyone! Good grub, gossip and giggles, what more could a group of girls ask for! LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: Syrah from Vera Lane Studio, Thanks All Ways from Papertrey Ink

Papers:  Marina MIst, Soft Suede & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Curiosity Corner Patterned Papers from Dovecraft, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Marina Mist & Bravo Burgundy (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44
Red - R56, R39, R59
Blue - B12, B14, B16, B18
Ground - W1, W3
Bottle - G24, G28, G29, E41, E43
Cork - E31, E33, E35

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

New Release Time at Julia Spiri Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to another fabulous new release time for Julia Spiri Stamps. This month Julia has created a gorgeous new collection, The Fruity Collection and I got to work with the gorgeous The Kiwi Girl. You can find all these new digis in the Julia Spiri etsy store.

I kept to a bright fruity theme for this one and added my funky tropical fruit border along with some cocktails to put all these fruits in to too! I used some bright papers that Julia created for me to use as well - love the lime green especially!

This card is also for
Crafting By Designs Challenge Times 3 (I have three cocktails glasses, 3 layers of patterned papers and The Kiwi Girl has 3 slices of kiwi in her hair!)

Recipe:

Stamps: The Kiwi Girl from Julia Spiri Stamps, Fruit Fusion: Cherries from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Lucky Limeade (Retired), Whisper White & Soft Suede all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Patterned Papers from Julia Spiri

Inks: Lucky Limeade (Retired), Melon Mambo, Barely Banana (Retired), Summer Starfruit (Retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Cocktails Dies 6002/0387 & 0388, Tropical Fruit Border Die 6002/0371 & No End Borders Die 6002/0479 all from Joy Crafts, Speech Bubbles Dies from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Lips - RV25, RV29
Kiwis - YG21, YG23, YG25

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Julia Spiri Stamps Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in our challenge, Add A Sentiment, whilst you are there too?!

The Paper Shelter Challenge #228 Brr! It's Cold Outside

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Brr! It's Cold Outside and we are looking for lots of cold colours in blue, white and silver. Perfect wintry colours, don't you think?!

I used the gorgeous Fantasy on Ice image for my card and kept to a very cold colour palette! Love the wintry feel of this one though.

This card is also for 
Papertake Weekly's Challenge Let It Snow
Stampavie's Challenge #250 Snowflakes
Creative Inspirations Challenge #336 Festive Fun
Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #163 Add A Die Cut or Punch
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Christmas

Recipe:

Stamps: Fantasy on Ice from The Paper Shelter, Winter Wishes 6410/0125 & Winter Wishes Stars 6410/0124 both from Joy Crafts

Papers: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Winter Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Silver Ribbon & Wooden Snowflakes both from Sainsbury's, Poinsettia Flourish Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, White Liquid Applique, Silhouette Hanging Snowflakes Die Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Hair - B32, B34, B37, B39
Lips & Hearts on Boots - R20, R22
Dress & Boots - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

And that's all from me for this post 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 the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! And don't forget there are always some fabulous prizes to be won too! 


Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Alice and Cheshire

Good Morning and welcome to my last inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps this month. This week I have chosen to use the gorgeous Alice and Cheshire for my card. I am a huge Alice in Wonderland fan and love love love this version of her. I do need to get myself some Alice themed sentiments though.


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Alice and Cheshire from Ching-Chou Kuik, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy & Gingham Garden DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, White from stash, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) & Daffodil Delight Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Heart Swirl Vintage Flourish Die 6003/0061 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Dress - B32, B34, B37, B39
Toadstools - R24, R27, R29, E42, E43, E44
Trees - E49, G24, G28
Leaves - G94, G99
Grass - G46, G94, G24, G07, G43, Y19
Flowers - Y11, Y15, Y18
Cat - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, R11, R32, YG00, YG05
Sky - BG10, BG11

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget our challenge is still running until the end of the month, so why not join in our Christmas Challenge?!

The Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group also has a challenge on this month, All Creatures Great and Small, so you could also join in that challenge as long as your image has an animal in it, just like my Alice and Cheshire does!

One Sweet Challenge Mid Month Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my very final post for the One Sweet Challenge blog. In case you were not aware, Lynette has decided to close down the Sweet Pea Stamps store to concentrate on getting her health back and therefore this challenge blog will be closing at the end of the month too. It is a real shame as I love so many of the stamp designers available through Sweet Pea Stamps, but I completely understand that Lynette has to put her health first.

I haven't been part of this DT for long, but I  would like to say a big thank you to Lynette and Aletha for inviting me to join the team and to the rest of the DT for making me so welcome. I wish Lynette lots of health and happiness and I hope to still keep in contact with her and the rest of the team.

Anyway onto my card. This time I have used the adorable Old Maid Bee from Sandra Caldwell - love this cute character! I used bee colours of yellow and black and my hexagon stamps which were gathering a bit of dust in their box! Funny how our tastes change so quickly sometimes. I used to love all things flowery or using just stamping, but now I hardly ever use those stamps since I found Copics and think that is my creative outlet now!


Recipe:

Stamps: Old Maid Bee by Sandra Caldwell @Sweet Pea Stamps

Papers: Hello Honey (Retired), Basic Black, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP (Retired) & Modern Medley DP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Hello Honey (Retired), Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar (Retired) & Barely Banana (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wonderful Words: Thank You Die from Papertrey Ink, Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 R30
Black & Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Yellow - Y32, Y35, Y38
Wings - BG0000, BG000, BG01
Eyes - BG72, BG75, BG78
Ground - C00, C1, C3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the One Sweet Challenge and join us for the very last challenge and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT.

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Colour Inspiration Week

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week we have a gorgeous Autumnal colour palette for you to use - I thought these colours would work great for a turkey themed Thanksgiving card, but as we don't celebrate it over here in the Uk, I have no images that would work at all.


Instead I went with a cute bear stamp that I found in my box of random stamps! This was also my first attempt at using distress inks without being in one of Tracy Payne's classes! I think he came out ok, but I think he needs a bit more texture on his fur. 


Recipe:

Stamps: Popcorn The Bear Thanks A Bunch from Crafter's Companion

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP (Retired) & Old Olive Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Paper

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Distress Ink Markers from Tim Holtz

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Buttons from stash, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink

Distress Inks Used:
Leaves - Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Flowers - Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge
Bear - Tattered Rose, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen
Ground - Antique Linen

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping and don't forget to pop on over to the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

In The Pink Challenge #82 Fancy Fold or Fancy Shaped Card

Good Morning and welcome to my card for this fortnight's challenge from the In The Pink Challenge blog. This fortnight we are challenging you to use either a fancy fold or use a fancy shape to make your card.

I chose to use a fancy fold and went with a twisted easel card. I love doing these as they are so simple yet so pretty to do! I used a gorgeous image from Wee Stamps as well that Sylvia Zet was giving away on her Facebook page last month I think it was. Lots of bright pinks on this one too!


Recipe:

Stamps: Wee Stamps Facebook Freebie from Sylvia Zet, Scrolling Script from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz & Regal Rose (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Butterfly Kisses Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Pear Pizzazz & Regal Rose (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Regal Rose Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies from Memory Box, Sequins from The Range, Straws from eBay, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, E31, E33
Dress - RV21, RV23, RV25
Flowers - RV63, RV66, RV69, RV52, RV55, RV99
Shoes - E31, E33, E35
Leaves - YG13, YG17
Ground - E40, E41, E42

And that's all from me for this post 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 gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

We are also sponsored by The Hobby House this fortnight who have generously donated a prize of £10 to spend in their store! 


Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Rose Bride Dollie

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week we are showcasing some of the gorgeous Dollie stamps and I chose to work with Rose Bride Dollie. She is just beautiful and perfect for a wedding card.

I kept to a pink, white and grey combo and used a layout similar to one I found on Pinterest, but I didn't save it, so I have no idea who made it originally. It had a stamp on it from Lili of the Valley though!


Recipe:

Stamps: Rose Bride Dollie from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Heart-2-Heart #9 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Mr & Mrs Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Seam Binding from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Clear Wink of Stella, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pink Raspberry Liquid Pearls, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Large Frilly Frames #10 Dies from Go Kreate

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E74, E77, E79
Dress - C00, C1
Wings - R0000, R00, R11
Leaves - YG93, YG95, YG97
Flowers & Gloves - R21, R20, R22

And that's all from me for this post 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 cards from the DT this week. You can also find our monthly challenge, Christmas, on the blog, so why not join in with that one while you are there? 

Faery Ink GDT Application Post

Good evening! Faery Ink are having a guest designer call and I just had to apply as I love their images! I love most things fairy, so I can't go wrong with these gorgeous images!

Manda has asked that we share an older project using one of her images. Now this was a bit hard to choose as I have many projects that I love using Faery Ink images, but I'm going to show The Grey Witch, which I entered into the Faery Ink Facebook Challenge Grey Scale with a pop of colour. I had never done this technique before and loved how this one came out! 




Manda has also asked that we share a new project for the DT call and I made a Christmas card using the beautiful Gabbie Holibell, one of my recent purchases. This card shows my style easily - lots of layers, lots of die cuts, Copic colouring and some ribbon. It's just missing some flowers, but I didn't think they would fit on this card really with everything else that is on it! It is also way more sparkly in real life too as all the white card is glitter card, but my camera doesn't pick it up so well.

I'm also going to add this card into these challenges:

Unlucky for some, but 13 has always been my lucky number, so let's get started on Manda's 13 questions! 
  1. How did you find Faery Ink? Searching for fairy digi stamps on etsy.
  2. What are your top 3 favorite Faery Ink images? Why? (please include the URL to the images in the Faery Ink shopArielle Moon Fairy as I just love her gorgeous long hair; Shyflower Fairy - love her hair too, but she's a very elegant fairy; Gabbie as Alice in Wonderland as Alice is one of my favourite children's books and I love all things Alice as well as all things fairy!
  3. How many projects have you made from Faery Ink images? 10 including today's Christmas card.
  4. What kind of projects do you like to make from Faery Ink images? (cards, art journals, boxes, candles, art for your personal use etc…) Mostly cards, but some 3D art work. I especially love my Spooky Street project.
  5. How many design teams are you currently on? 11, but one is finishing at the end of November.
  6. How many projects do you need to complete each month in order to satisfy your obligations to your other design teams? AliciaBel - 2 per month, One Sweet Challenge - 2 per month, but is the one that is closing at the end of November, Julia Spiri - 2 per month, The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - 1 per week, Paper Nest Dolls - 2 per month, In The Pink - 2 per month, All Dressed Up - 1 in month A and 2 in month B, Ching-Chou Kuik - 3 per month, Lacy Sunshine - 2 per month, Art by MiRan Facebook team - 2 per month and The Paper Shelter - 2 per month. I also complete other projects as needed such as new releases, birthday blog hops etc.
  7. Would you be open to a long term spot on the team? Hmmm without a doubt, yes! 
  8. Is there any month between December 2015 and November 2016 that you will be unavailable to be a guest designer? Not really. With my job as a teacher, every month is busy, but June is the busiest with end of year assessments, reports, parents evenings etc etc
  9. Are you familiar with the WordPress blogging platform? Not anymore. Used to have a wordpress blog when blogger was playing up years ago, but haven't used it for a while. I am pretty savvy with computers though, so shouldn't take me too much to work it all out and I am always willing to ask if I can't do something! 
  10. How often do you post on Facebook? Generally every day and I try to post every DT card I make on there too if I can. 
  11. Do you participate in groups on Facebook? Yes, probably too many of them according to my BF! 
  12. What other social media platforms are you active on? (Please provide links to your profile at each) Pinterest. Not really got into the instagram thing, probably because I don't use my phone to take pictures of my cards - I use a real camera instead to get better pictures than my phone takes! 
  13. Is there anything you would like to add? I am the team leader for the Art by MiRan Facebook team and regularly organise a small team, ensuring they are all sticking to the agreed schedule. I organise the progressive challenge and help new members to join in too. I am also taking Alyce Keegan's colouring classes and am striving to constantly improve my colouring, which I think has REALLY improved over the last year or so. Now I am moving on to trying my hand with distress inks! Eek! 
Recipe:

Stamps: Gabbie Holibell from Faery Ink, Winter Wishes Stars 6410/0124 from Joy Crafts

Papers: Blushing Bride, Basic Grey & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Let It Snow Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Glitter card from Doodlebug

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Sparkly Texture Paste from Cosmic Shimmer, White Liquid Applique, Santa With Sleigh Die 6002/2026, Circle with Ice Crystals Die 6002/2022, Ice Crystal Border Die 6002/2021, Ice Crystal Die #1 6002/2018, Ice Crystal Die #2 6002/2019 & Ice Crystal Die #3 6002/2020 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E221, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Dress - R21, R20, R22, R24
Lamppost - T2, T4,  T6
Corset & Garlands - YG61, YG63, YG67
Eyes - YG93, YG95, YG97
Light - Y11, Y15, Y18
Bell - Y23, Y26, Y28
Berries - R37

And that's all from me I think for now any way! Keep your fingers crossed for me, my lovely followers, that Manda picks me to be one of the GDTs this time! 

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #71 Tic-Tac-Toe

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new Lacy Sunshine Challenge. I don't know if it's me, but it seems like ages since my last Lacy Sunshine challenge. Must dig out my folder and have a play with these gorgeous girls some time very soon!

This fortnight we have a great tic-tac-toe or noughts and crosses (if you're in the UK! :P) board for you to play along with. Simple to use too - simply pick a row, a column or a diagonal line and include all of the elements in that line on your project.


And here's my card using the gorgeous Sparkletini Happy Hour Pin Up. I used the middle and right hand side columns to include die-cuts, sparkle, sentiment, use a digi, ribbon and pattern paper as well as using a hand coloured image and maybe lots of layers (I have 4 or 5 depending on how you count them!)

This card is also for
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe (I used the middle column of die cut - digi image - hand colouring)

Recipe:

Stamps: Sparkletini Happy Hour Pin Up from Lacy Sunshine, Think Big Favorites #9 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crumb Cake & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Woodland Wishes Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Glitter Card

Inks: Bravo Burgundy (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Snowflake Love Pendant Die from Memory Box, Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up (on the glass but the camera doesn't pick it up very well), White glitter glue from Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Dark Red - R56, R39, R59
Berries - R35, R37
Holly Leaves - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Martini - YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09
Eyes - YG05, YG07, YG09
Glass & Snow - BG0000, BG000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and check out all the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT and why join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

All Dressed Up New Release Day and Birthday Blog Hop!

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from All Dressed Up. Wendy is releasing 4 gorgeous new images again this month and I chose to use the adorable Christmas Penguins for my project. I love penguins - they are just so adorable waddling on the snow, but are just amazing swimmers and divers too!

As well as this amazing new release, it is also All Dressed Up's second birthday and to celebrate we are having a little blog hop with a fabulous new freebie image that Wendy has drawn and is generously giving away. Join in with the blog hop, leaving each designer a comment and you will be entered in the hat to win one of the new release digis for free!

You should have arrived here from Tracey's blog, but not to worry if you didn't. You can start from my blog and go round or you can go back to the All Dressed Up blog and start from there if you want.

I made a gift tag for a change as I thought this image would fit really nice in the tag shape. I rarely make fancy gift tags for my Christmas presents as I usually run out of time, so this was a great chance to make one!


Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Penguins from All Dressed Up

Papers: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Nordic Christmas from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Frosted Lace Stickles, Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Blue Ribbons from stash

Copics Used:
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Orange - YR12, YR14, YR15
Red - R24, R27, R29
Blue - B21, B23
Grey on bellies - C00, C1

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping and hopping by. I hope you have been loving all the new release projects so far. You now need to hop back over to the main All Dressed Up Challenge blog and leave your comment there too! 

Art by MiRan November Progressive Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my post for the new Progressive Challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. This month we have another fabulous image that Mi Ran has drawn for us, but to get ahold of this gorgeous gal, you need to head on over to the Facebook group and read the pinned post I have written! All the info you need is in there! See you there!

And here is Talkative Tracy. Love her! I used some of my new gorgeous papers from Lili of the Valley for this one and went for a more messy coloured hair style today. Sometimes I find that if I do the flicks the way my colouring class says, they look a bit like tiger stripes, so I went for a free for all today and this is looks a bit more natural!

This card is also for
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #151 Flowers (waves at my own teammates!)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #144 Bingo (I used the right column of Patterned Paper, Die Cut and Flowers, but I also used Ribbon, Favourite colour of pink and digi stamp)

Recipe:

Stamps: Talkative Tracy from Art by MiRan, Heart-2-Heart #4 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from Stampin Up, Dress Shoppe Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pink Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Crumb Cake Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Double Loop Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Speech Bubbles Dies from X-Cut, Enamel Dots from Me To You

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Jumper - R81, R83, R85
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B99
Boots & Phone - R81, R83, R85, R89
Phone Screen & Ground - E40, E41, E42

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 and find out how you can get ahold of this adorable girl and join in the challenge this month.

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...