The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Fashion Doll Princess

Good Morning and welcome to my final inspiration post for 2015 for The 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!

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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 Place

Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Large Delicate Doilies Sizzix Die, So Saffron Ribbon (Retired), Perfect Plum Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Large Frilly Frames #10 Dies from Go Kreate, isobel Lace Border Die & Banner Die both from Joanna Sheen, Flowers from Petal Lu, So Wrapped Lovely Die from Magnolia

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Purple - V12, V15, V17
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

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!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Suzie Snowflakes from Art by MiRan

Papers: Crumb Cake & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Gilded Winter Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited

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

Accessories: Lacy Doily Border Die 1 from Whimsy Stamps, Ribbon from Anita's, Snowflake Sequins from stash, Let It Snow Edge'ables from Die'Sire

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R21
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55, E59
Hat, Scarf, Gloves & Legwarmers - E41, E42, E43
Jacket, Trousers, Boots & Eyes - E44, E47, E49

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 for the last time whilst you are there?!

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 up here!

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!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Destiny Bakes from Faery Ink

Papers: Real Red & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Curiosity Corner Patterned Papers from Trimcraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Riding Hood Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Heart Pearls from Hobbycraft, Doily from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E30, E31, E33, E37, R43
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Eyes - E74, E77, E79
Top - R35, R37, R39
Bowl, Jars & Apron - E0000, E000, E00, E01, R81 R83
Oven - C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
Numbers - Y38
Plate - C00, C1
Cookies & Cake Mixture - E71, E74, E77
Spoon & Rolling Pin - E30, E31, E33
Counter - E13, E15, E18
Wall - E0000, E000, E00

And that's it from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to the Faery Ink Facebook Group and join in the challenge before the end of the year! 

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, C1
Eyes for both - E84, E87, E89
Santa's Suit - R35, R37, R39
Santa's Boots & Belt - C5, C7, C9
Boy's Scarf - B91, B93
Boy's Jumper - B14, B16, B18
Boy's Trousers - B95, B97, B99
Boy's Shoes - B34, B37, B39
Chair - E35, E37, E39
Cushion - YG11, YG13, YG17

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Alicia Bel Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge, Anything Goes or Merry Christmas, whilst you are there too?!

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 gorgeous Stars Dream for this card. I kept this one fairly simple as the image is so stunning, I didn't want to cover it up.

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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, R21
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Dress & Shoes - R81, R83, R85, R39
Sky - C00, C3, C5, C7
Moon - C00, C1, C3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep popping over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog every day this week to check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT. Our challenge is also still running until the end of the year so why not join in with the Birthdays challenge or our Facebook challenge, All That Glitters.

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 cute Little Fairy and Mushroom 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't fixed and I am on holiday from school, I cannot print another one and have no stamps that say Home Sweet Home, so stuck it on the outside instead. I do love how this one came out and hope my MIL likes it!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Little Fairy & Mushroom House both from Julia Spiri, Sentiment from Google

Papers: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay & Polka Dot Parade DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Toadstools Dies from Joanna Sheen, Twine from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies from Memory Box, Fun Fair Enamel Dots from Trimcraft, Iridescent Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Bag & Mushroom - R24, R27, R29
Dress & Shoes - B91, B93, B95, B97
Eyes - YG11, YG13, YG17
Wings - YG17, Y21, Y23, Y26
Mushroom Spots & Stems - E30, E31, E33, E3
Door, Windows, Fence & Underside of Mushroom - E35, E37, E39
Stones - W1, W3, W5
Grass - G05, YG11, YG17, YG25, YG09

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by! 

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!


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,, Wooden Silver Snowflakes from The Range, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up, Winter Wishes Snowflake Circle Die 6002/2022 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R21
Hair - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C00, C1, C3
Crown - C00, C1, C3
Sceptre - C3, C5
Dragon - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, C1, C3, C5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

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!

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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 - YR21, YR23
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9

And that's all from me for today folks! I am almost there with my Christmas cards now. I have 1 or 2 left to make! Phew! 

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.


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Recipe:

Stamps: Rory's Bag of Candy Canes from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Very Vintage Christmas & Candy Jar Christmas Fillers both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Old Olive, Whisper White & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Card Base from Crafts Unlimited

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Brights Buttons (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Ice Crystals Die 6002/2053 from Joy Crafts, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft

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 by the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

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!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Ice Skater Macy from Art by MiRan, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Mellow Moss (Retired) & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Happy Holidays Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place (pretty good for Copics!), Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited

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

Accessories: On Ice Die from Papertrey Ink, Snowflake Sequins from stash, Clear Wink of Stella (for the ice, but it doesn't show in the photo!), Silver Wink of Stella

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R21
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Jeans - BV11, BV13, BV17
Coat & Boots - V20, V22, V25, V28
Scarf, Gloves & Eyes - G40, G43, G46

And that's it for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

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!


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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

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Red 3D Pearl Effects from Dovecrafts, Gold Stickles, Circle & Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Wide Gold Ribbon from Anita's

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R21
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Green - G40, G43, G46
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Ground - E40, E41, E42

And that' all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! 

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!

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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 before in the past but always a good one to replicate as it is so quick and easy to do so! I used the Wonderful Words: Snow set from Papertrey Ink and a range of blue inks to come up with this ombre effect. Took about 10 minutes to make in all! And that included getting everything out and putting it all away again! (I'm a tidy crafter. After each card everything I no longer need is put back where it belongs before I get the next lot of supplies out to use!)

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Recipe:

Stamps: Wonderful Words: Snow from Papertrey Ink, Winter Wishes 6410/0125 from Joy Crafts

Papers: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse (Retired) & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Midnight Muse, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Soft Sky & Pool Party all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft


And my last card for this post is the one that took the longest! I just could not get the white bits on Santa's suit to be white enough. I tried my Molotow Paint Pen and that just leaked everywhere. My white gel pen sucks and didn't work at all. This version is my white chalk pen from Stampin' Up and was ok but still not bright white enough for me! Love the concept of this card though!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, 'Twas The Night Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Card Base from Crafts Unlimited

Inks: Real Red & White Chalk Pen both from Stampin' Up, Gold Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Fine Liner

Accessories: Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Happy Holidays Christmas Trees Dies 6002/2056 & Happy Holidays Santa's Suit Dies 6002/2043 both from Joy Crafts

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

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, R35, R37, R39, Y21, Y23, Y26
Sacks - E55, E57, E59
Presents - YG93, YG95, YG97, R24, R27, R29
Ground - E41, E42, E43

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 are there too?!

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 the AliciaBel blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT for this new release.

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 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 ot join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

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 White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, White Liquid Applique, Gems from Poundland, Ice Crystal Die 1 6002/018 & #2 6002/2019 both from Joy Crafts, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Bear - RV42, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Hat & Scarf - Rv21, Rv23, RV25
Present & Baubles - RV00, RV02, RV52, RV55
Star - Y11, Y15, Y19
Tree - YG61, YG63, YG67, E84, E87, E89

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? As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!


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, YG95, YG97
Hat - R46, R21, R21, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Tree Trunks - E44, E47

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 everyday this week and find even more inspiration for the rest of the DT and why not join in our challenge, A Birthday Card, whilst you are there too?!

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Gifts

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from The 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, E25, E27, E29
Dress & Shoes - R32, R35, R37, R39
Present - G24, G28, G29
Ribbon - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Ground - E50, E51, E53

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 #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, R30, R11
Dark Pink - R81, R83, R85

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?! 

We also have a fabulous sponsor this time as well - The Paper Nest Dolls are giving away a fabulous £15 prize! 

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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, #2 6002/2019, #3 6002/2020 & Winter Wishes Large Ice Crystal Die 6002/2053 all from Joy Crafts, Iced Candy Twinkles from Cosmic Shimmer

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E43, E44, E47
Coat/Hood & Boots - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R20, R22
Pink - R20, R21, 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 Art by MiRan Facebook group and share your favourite Christmas Colour combos with us too! 

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 Fairy for 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 6003/1002, Vintage Flourishes Leaf Die 6003/0046, Happy Birthday Edge Die 6002/0296 & Butterflies Dies 6002/0390 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 (Didn't blend very well as I had just cleaned and refilled them!)
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Wings - R0000, R00, R11
Carnations - R81, R83
Sky - BG10

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 and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

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...