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The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Fashion Doll Princess

Good Morning and welcome to my final inspiration post for 2015 forThe Paper Nest Dolls. Christine has recently released some gorgeous new Fashion Dolls, wearing a fabulous range of different outfits and I chose to use the Princess one today.

Purple and yellow is another favourite colour combo of mine and I needed something bright and not red, green & gold, or blue, white & silver for a change from all those wintery and Christmas combos I have been using recently!

This card is also for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #405 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #156 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #92 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Fashion Doll Princess from The Paper Nest Dolls, Grungy Everyday Messages from Lili of the Valley
Papers: So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired), Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft P…

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

Good Morning, Merry Christmas and welcome to my last DT post for the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. I have decided to step down from this DT to give myself some more time for crafting for fun amongst other things. Sadly the challenge is closing at the end of the year as well now, but keep your eye on The Outlawz in the new year when a new challenge will be coming in to take its place.

For my last DT card I chose to go with the optional Christmas theme as I was still in need of more Christmas cards when I made it and used the gorgeous Suzie Snowflakes from Art by MiRan. Love this gorgeous girl and I went with a brown and gold colour theme. Love this almost monochromatic card!

This card is also for  Brown Sugar Challenge #178 Christmas Creative Knockouts Challenge #121 Christmas Delights Inspiration Destination's Challenge #65 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Make It Sparkle Dream Valley Challenge #122 Christmas
Recipe:
Stamps: Suzie Snowflakes from Art by MiRan
Papers: Cru…

Destiny Bakes...Unlike Me

Good evening! Welcome to my post! I am sharing with you today my card for the Baking Challenge in the Faery Ink Facebook Group using the gorgeous Destiny Bakes. There are absolutely loads of different images packed into this set, so if you love baking images and sentiments then head on over to the Faery Ink store and pick her uphere!

My lovely friend Asha baked me some incredibly scrumptious gluten free brownies for Christmas, so this card is my thank you card for her! This was also my first successful attempt at doing Asian skin colours and I am so pleased with how it came out. Usually it is too dark, but this combo worked perfectly. I went with a slightly subtle country feel to this one and love how it came out!

This card is also for  Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #311 Food Inspiration Destination Challenge #65 Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge #341 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #305 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #51 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: D…

Alicia Bel Inspiration Post - My Wish For Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Alicia Bel Stamps.This week I am sharing one of the other new releases with you. This one is called My Wish For Christmas and was the perfect image for one of my MIL's Christmas card orders for one of her great-grandsons. I tried to get the hair colour the same as Oscar and I hope my MIL and Oscar like it!


Recipe:
Stamps: My Wish For Christmas by Alicia Bel, Very Vintage Christmas & Christmas Cottage both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Real Red & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Nordic Christmas Patterned Papers from First Edition, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Precious Snowflake Dies from Memory Box, Gems form Poundland
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R21 Boy's Hair - E44, E47, E49 Santa's Hair - C00…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Stars Dream

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I thought I would give the Christmas cards a miss as they have all now been completed except for my parents' one and decided to use the gorgeousStars Dreamfor this card. I kept this one fairly simple as the image is so stunning, I didn't want to cover it up.

This card is also for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #5 Anything Goes Papertake Weekly's Your Favourite Challenge - Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Stars Dream from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sun, Moon, Stars from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Rose Red, Smoky Slate & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Pretty Floral Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver & Dark Pink Wink of Stella
Accessories: Starburst Die from Joanna Sheen
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20,…

Home Sweet Home

Good evening! Thought I would share with you all a little project I have finally made today as part of my MIL's Christmas present. I have used the cuteLittle Fairy andMushroom House from Julia Spiri for this one, but I do apologise to Julia for the lateness of it. I was supposed to do it a couple of weeks ago but my printer died on me so couldn't print anything, then I came down with a horrible viral infection, then it was the craziness that is the end of term at school, so finally I coloured it all up last night and put it together this morning.

Still took me ages to do as I have developed tennis elbow in my writing hand, so everything takes twice, three times as long as normal as my arm aches so much. Not a lot I can do for it other than the massages I had to do when I had it in my left arm! And just before Christmas too! Not good :(

Anyway after all my moans and groans, here's my picture frame! The sentiment was too big to go inside the frame and as my printer still isn…

Faery Ink Bella Snow Queen

This is my penultimate Christmas card! Yay! Just one more to make for my mum and dad but I'm not seeing them until Christmas Eve,so I have a few days yet! This is uses Bella Snow Queen from Faery Ink, which I just love and had to use for my best friend, who collects dragon figurines!

This card is for Noor Design UK's Challenge #13 Winter Wonderland Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #90 Anything Goes Copic Markers Europe's Challenge #46 Anything Goes Fan-Tastic Tuesday's Challenge#116 Anything Goes with a twist of make it sparkle Creative Moments Challenge #83 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Bella Snow Queen from Faery Ink, Boutique Borders: Christmas from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Silver Encore from Stampin' Up, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon from Dovecraft, Lace from local market,, Woode…

Dancing In The Snow

I won this image by Conie Fong in the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop that I took part in at the end of November when the store and challenge blog closed down. Love this cute little penguin! And I thought that she looked cute in pink and green too!

This card is also for Die Cutting Divas' Challenge #246 Christmas Anything Goes Crafty Girlz Challenge #10 Anything Goes Craft Dee BowZ December Challenge Anything Goes Petal Lu Challenge Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #90 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Snowy Dancing In The Snow by Conie Fong
Papers: Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Let It Snow Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon (Retired), Snow Writer, Snowflake Sequins from stash, Let It Snow Classiques Die from Die'Sire
Copics Used: Pink - R20, R21, R22 Green - G40, G43, G46 Beak & Feet - …

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #74 Christmas Confections

Good morning everyone and welcome to the last Lacy Sunshine challenge of the year! We have had some fantastic challenges this year and I am looking forward to seeing what next year has in store for all of us!

This challenge is called Christmas Confections, so we want to see your projects for Christmas candy, sweet and treats. You could use an image with one of these things in or you could make a treat box of some kind for a Christmas gift.

I went for a card as I was a bit short on the number of Christmas cards I needed (like 22 short! Eek!) and I used the gorgeous Rory's Bag of Candy Canes. As this one is for posting I kept it a bit more simple than my usual cards, but I love the simple layout look sometimes.


This card is also for Digi Choosday Week 50 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #4 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #24 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #155 Anything Goes That Craft Place's Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Rory'…

Ice Skater Macy

You know I used to ice skate as a child. As part of our PE lessons at primary school we used to go to the local ice rink and have lessons every Friday afternoon as one of our teachers worked there part time. I loved it. I wasn't very good at it but I could move away from the side, skate forwards, backwards and even on one leg with the other straight out behind me! Yeah, not so much now!  In a way I wish I had kept it up, but me and exercise have never been on good terms LMAO

Anyway on to my card using Art by MiRan's Ice Skater Macy! Love this girl! Had to do her in non-traditional Christmas colours too! I just wish the Wink of Stella would show up in the photos too!


This card is also for Fussy & Fancy Challenge #154 Happy Holidays Crafting By Designs Challenge Here Comes The Holidays Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #127 Holiday Cheer Inspiration Destination Challenge #64 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Ice Skater Macy from Art…

Christmas Fairy Sending Christmas Cheer

I won a prize from Stitchy Bear Stamps a little while ago and chose some Christmas images for my cards this year and this Christmas Fairy was one of them! I kept it fairly plain (well for me anyway) so that it was a bit easier to go through the postal service. I have spent a fortune this year on posting cards, so any flatter ones were much needed to keep the costs down!


This card is for  Digi Designs Challenge Anything Christmas Live and Love Crafts Challenge #42 Sparkle Spellbinding Stamps Challenge Any Winter Holiday Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #167 Traditional or Non-Traditional Christmas Colours Crafty Ribbons Challenge #140 Favourite Thing At Christmas (Sharing presents with others)
Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Fairy from Stitchy Bear Stamps, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Access…

Some Real Quick Christmas Cards

My Mother-in-law has asked for 12 Christmas cards on top of the 10 cards that I was already short so I thought I had best make some really quick ones as I haven't got enough time to do detailed, coloured ones for them all. These are all fairly flat as well so ideal for posting too!

This was the only one with a bit of colouring on it and this took all of about 15 minutes to colour as well as it didn't need very much shading at all. The dots around the words took the longest!

This card is for  My Time To Craft Challenge #311 Last Minute Christmas Makes Brown Sugar Challenge #117 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Merry Christmas Holly 2 by Crafty Girl Creations@ Stitchy Bear Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive & Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon from Anita's, Gold Stickles, Red 3D Pearl Effects from Dovecraft
Copics Used: Red - R35, R37 Leaves - G24, G28 Dots - Y23, Y26

My next card it one I have done…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge December Anything Goes

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge for Art by MiRan's Facebook Group. As it is the second challenge of the month, it is our anything goes using an image from Art by MiRan challenge!

I chose to use the sweet Santa's Helper for another Christmas card and went for a traditional red, green and gold colour palette.


Recipe:
Stamps: Santa's Helper from Art by MiRan, Boutique Borders: Christmas from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Crumb Cake & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Woodland Wishes Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Card base from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Bravo Burgundy (Retired), Real Red & Old Olive all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R21 Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49 Eyes - E43, E44, E47 Dress - R56, R39, R59, R49 Hat, Belt & Boots - YG61, YG63, YG67 Sleigh - R32, R…

Alicia Bel New Release - Teamwork

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new releases at AliciaBel. This month Alicia has some fab Christmas themed images for you! I chose to work with the adorable Teamwork. Love all those elves climbing on each other to put the star on the top of the tree.


Recipe:
Stamps: Teamwork by AliciaBel, Mini Holiday Tickets from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White & Merry Moments DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Real Red & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Gems from Poundland
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E23, E25, E27, E33, E3, E37, E42, E43, E44 Eyes - E74, E77, E79 Tree - G24, G46, G85, G99, G29 Star & Yellow Clothes - Y15, Y19 Red Clothes - R24, R27, R29 Green Clothes - YG93, YG95, YG97 Ground - E70, E71
And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to theAliciaBel blogand check out all the ot…

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week we have a photo inspiration for you to draw your colours from.


And here's my card using the green, black and brown as  inspiration, although my green is a different one. I couldn't find any patterned papers to match it.


Recipe:
Stamps: It's Snowing! from All Dressed Up, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up
Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Liquid Applique, Gems form Poundland, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Ice Crystals Die 6002/2054 from Joy Crafts
Copics Used: Twigs - E44, E47, E49 Robin - E13, E15, E18, R17, R46 Scarf & Hat - YG61, YG63, YG67, C5, C7, C9 Nose - YR16, YR18
And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stop…

The Paper Shelter Christmas Break Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for The Paper Shelter's Christmas Break Challenge. This challenge is an anything goes one and to give the DT a bit of a break, we won't be commenting on any of the entries this time.

I decided to make another Christmas card as I was 10 short when I wrote them all out. And then to add to the pile, my MIL has asked for 12, so I have another 22 to make in about 2 weeks! Eeek. I can feel some really quick stamping only cards coming on!

Here is mine using the adorable What Did I Get? Love this one! Just look at that happy grin on the bear's face!


Recipe:
Stamps: What Did I Get? from The Paper Shelter, Banner Sentiments from Joy Crafts
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Subtles DP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts Unlimited, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Blushing Bride & Pink Pirouette all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon from That Craft Place, Shabby Wh…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Aurora Woods

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. This week, the DT are all showcasing their cards using the gorgeous image, Aurora Woods. I chose to go for a brown, green and white theme for this card and, although, not colours I would usually use for a Christmas card, I absolutely love this one!


Recipe:
Stamps: Aurora Woods from Ching-Chou Kuik, Banner Sentiments 6410/0338 from Joy Crafts
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Banner Dies from Papertrey Ink, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Wooden Reindeer from The Range, Happy Holidays Christmas Trees Dies 6002/2056 from Joy Crafts, Large Frilly Frames #8 Dies from Go Kreate
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R21 Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59 Trees & Eyes - YG91, YG93,…

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Gifts

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge fromThe Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge team. This week our challenge is Gifts or Gift Packaging. As we are sponsored by The East Wind this month, I chose to use Christmas Lover Sexy Girl Gift! I think this must have been one of Unky's earlier images, but still a gorgeous girl! I added some more of that fabulous liquid applique to the trim of her dress too.


Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Lover Sexy Girl Gift from The East Wind, Merry Little Christmas from Stampin' Up
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, 'Twas The Night Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Accessories: Medium Scalloped Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Clear Embossing Powder from Stampin' Up, White Liquid Applique, Gold Stickles, Ribbon from stash
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E23,…

In The Pink Challenge #84 Pink Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to my latest project for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight our challenge is for you to make a pink Christmas project! Nice and easy, right?!

I had a quick hunt through my miscellaneous digi stamps folder and found this cute snowman and bunny image already printed and thought this would be perfect! It s actually one of Crissy Armstrong's digis from Whimsy Stamps, when they used to sell digis, before that silly European VAT law came in last year and ruin it for all us crafters!


Recipe:
Stamps: Snowman Hold My Heart by Chrissy Armstrong @Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers all from Maja Designs, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers, Pink Wink of Stella
Accessories: Aspen Snowflake Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Ribbon from local market
Copics Used: Pale Pink - R00, …

Art by MiRan Christmas Countdown Event #2 - Favourite Christmas Colour Combo

Good evening everyone and welcome to an extra post from me today! This month the Art by MiRan Facebook team and hosts weekly events/challenges in the countdown to Christmas. This week we are challenging you to use your favourite christmas colour combo on a card or project, using an image from Art by MiRan of course!

I chose my all time fave combo - pink, white and kraft! Love it! I used the adorable Beary Sweet image for my card and added a heap of snowflakes too!


Recipe:
Stamps: Beary Sweet from Art by MiRan, Winter Wishes Stars 6410/0124 from Joy Crafts
Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, In Colors DSP 2011-12 (Retired) all from Stampin' Up,, Krafty Christmas Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Aspen Snowflake Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Ice Crystals Border Die 6002/2021, Ice Crystals Dies #1 6002/2018, …

Ching-Chou Kuik December Challenge - Birthdays

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month we are celebrating birthdays, so we would like to see your birthday cards.

I used the gorgeous Carnation Fairyfor my card this month and went with a pink colour scheme. I also managed to find some carnation paper flowers in my stash and added a few to the corners - love how different they are to my usual roses and think I need to buy some more in different colours this time!


Recipe:
Stamps: Carnation Fairy from Ching-Chou Kuik
Papers: Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz & Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, On A High Note Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Sahara Sand Lace & Blushing Bride Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Noor Design UK & Wild Orchid Crafts, Bright Pink 3D Pearl Effects from Dovecrafts, Vintage Borders Die 6002/0366, Circle No. 2  Die 6003/…