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Lacy Sunshine Inspiration Post - Rory Catching Butterflies

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post forLacy Sunshine. This month we have a theme of Valentine's Day and I used the gorgeous Rory Catching Butterflies to match a cute, but different, love you card. Strictly speaking this could be for anyone, but especially for someone who loves butterflies, like me!

This card is also for My Time To Craft Challenge #314 Love Is All Around 613 Avenue Create's Challenge Anything Goes That Craft Place's Challenge Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl's Challenge Love Sweet Stampin' Challenge Valentine Recipe:
Stamps: Rory Catching Butterflies from Lacy Sunshine, Bingo Stamps from Joy Crafts, Big Words from Wow! Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Card & More Amore DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' UP, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinde…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge Anything Goes with a twist of mermaids

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge. This fortnight our challenge is our monthy Anything Goes challenge, but we do have an added optional twist of using mermaids. If you use a mermaid image from Art by MiRan on your project then you will get 2 entries into the random pick for the prize of 3 digi stamps from the Art by MiRan etsy store.

I used the gorgeous Marina for my card and went with a different (for me anyway) colour combo of coral and turquoise.  Not what I would usually use, but I do quite like it. It's good to be different sometimes!

This card is also for Creative Inspirations Challenge #343 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends' Challenge #26 Anything Goes Petal Lu's Challenge #9 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz Challenge #11 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #11 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Marina from Art by MiRan, You're Fintastic from My Favorite Things
Papers: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise &…

Alicia Bel Inspiration Post - Jedi Pam Kenovi

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Alicia Bel Stamps. This time I have chosen to use the gorgeous Jedi Pan Kenovias an ode to the new Star Wars movie which I still need to go and see (Couldn't get tickets at my local cinema when it first came out and forgot all about it!). This would go perfectly with the other new Star Wars inspired release Rey which you can find here in the Alicia Bel store.

This card is also for Inspiration Destination's Challenge #70 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #54 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #7 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #13 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Jedi Pam Kenovi from Alicia Bel
Papers: Basic Black & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Gold Mirror Card from Dovecrafts, Forever Friends Classic Decadence Patterned Papers from Docrafts, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Star Trail D…

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway - Arielle Flora Fae

Good Morning and welcome to my first ever One Day Fae Giveaway for Faery Ink. This month's gorgeous freebie is the beautiful Arielle Flora Fae and if you head on over to the Faery Ink website you can find all the details from Amanda on how to get her for free. You will also find lots of fabulous inspiration from the DT using this gorgeous image on the blog and in the Facebook group.

Here is mine, using one of my favourite colour combos - pink and turquoise. I needed some bright colours after all those wintery and Christmas colour combos I have been doing lately!

This card is also for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #410 Ladies Only Creative Knockouts Challenge #126 Birthday Wishes Through The Purple Haze's Challenge #94 Things With Wings Crafting By Designs Challenge Add A Flower Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #130 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Arielle Flora Fae from Faery Ink, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White …

The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Thank You and Goodbye

Good Morning and welcome to my last ever post for the Paper Nest Dolls. I have decided to step down from this design team at the end of this month, so this is my last card for them. I still love the images and will use them still, but it is now time for me to move on. Therefore, this card is dedicated to Christine, Monica and Leah for having me on their design team for the last year.

I used the adorable Fashion Doll Classic and some new patterned papers using another fave combo of mine - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White. Although I am no longer a Stampin' Up demonstrator I still use their card, ink, ribbon and accessories as I love the colour coordination of it all (just couldn't justify spending £225 a quarter on all that, but not on stamps as I don't really like their style of stamps anymore!).

This card is also for Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #96 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion's Challenge #296 Anything Goes Fan-tastic Tuesday's Challenge …

Ching-Chou Kuik New Year's Celebration

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to an extra mini challenge post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook team. Not sure if you were all aware, but Ching-Chou gave away this fabulous New Year's Celebration image at New Year's and Bonnie thought it would be good to do a mini challenge using this image.

As I had the image already printed out I thought I would join in, but this image did not like me today. I must have gone wrong on the colouring so many times, but my good old blender pen helped me out a lot, so hopefully you won't spot too many of the dodgy bits LOL

This card is also for  The Corrosive Challenge #1 New Resolutions (Mine is to complete all the Create and Learn techniques classes to improve my backgrounds - not overly happy with the sky on this one!) Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #172 Say It With Music (Ever since I found that sentiment I have been singing Celebration by Kool and the Gang!) 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #160 Anything Goes Craft…

Lacy Sunshine Creative Designers Team B Challenge

Good Morning! You may have noticed that I have swapped onto a different Lacy Sunshine team. Heather asked me if I would join her creative team from the challenge blog team and as I love these images and didn't want to leave the team at all, I said yes! So here I am with my first challenge post for my new Lacy Sunshine team.

This time our challenge is to use this colour palette with the theme of valentines - love all the purple-y shades on this one. I was asked to use Sparkles Stargazer Lili Flower Pot Pretties - this collection is my fave, so I was very happy to receive this image!


And here is my card - I think I have the colours fairly close!


This card is also for  Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #11 Anything Goes/Add A Tag Crafty Ribbons Challenge #142 Fabulous Flowers Aud Sentiments Challenge #147 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #69 Anything Goes Sketchy Challenge #93 to use the sketch below

Recipe:
Stamps: Sparkles Stargazer Lily Flower Pot Pretties from La…

In The Pink Challenge #86 Bling It On

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight we would like you to bling it on! That means add lots of rhinestones, gems, glitter and sparkly bits!

I used a cute image from Time For Tea Designs (I had a sort out of all my crafting stuff over the Christmas holidays and am re-finding lots of cute images that I bought ages ago and forgot about!). I added lots of glitter to her wings and to the butterfly too and used some glittery felt to die cut the clouds and roses. I also added some gems in the corners and a see-through button to the bow.


Recipe:
Stamps: Butterfly Fairy from Time For Tea Designs
Papers: Blushing Bride & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Spring Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue & Vintage Faceted Buttons all from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Twine from Dovecraft, Die-Namics  Mini Rolled Roses Dies…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #232 Rough it Up

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. This week we would like to see you Rough It Up,which means to create a project with distressed edges. Nice and easy, right?

I chose to use the gorgeous The Fairy and The Wizard and went for a some pink and green romantic colour palette. I gave this card to my boyfriend for our 19th year anniversary. Think we'll make it to 20 and then I might agree to marry him LOL

This card is also for Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #129 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #7 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #85 Anything Goes Love & Love Crafts Challenge #43 Something New(My Punch Around The Page set and my ribbon) Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: The Fairy and The Wizard from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Spring Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star G…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Time Flies

Good Morning and welcome to my last inspiration post of the month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. This week the theme for the DT is anything goes and I chose to use the gorgeous Time Flies image. I just love all those beautiful roses and her flowing hair! I used a new paper pad for my colour palette and just love these colours together.

This card is also for The Ribbon Girl January Any Image Challenge Crafting From The Heart Challenge #95 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #295 Anything Goes Fan-Tastic Tuesday's Challenge #120 Anything Goes with the twist of making it girly That Craft Place's Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Time Flies from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Little Labels from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Rich Razzleberry & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, With Love Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Rich Razzleberry & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Rich …

Art by MiRan January Facebook Progressive Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the first Progressive Challenge of the year from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. This month we have another fabulous image for you, drawn especially for this challenge by Mi Ran. To find out how you can claim hr for free or to buy her, head on over to our Facebook Group and check out the pinned post for all the details.

I decided to go with some very bright colours for this card - I think these dark, dreary, miserable weather filled days are making me crave some summer sun and bright sunshine! I used some retired funky patterned paper from Stampin' Up and used those colours as my basis. Love these ones all together.

This card is also for Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #287 For A Child Creative Knockouts Challenge #124 Card For A Child Cute Card Thursday Challenge #408 A Bit of Fun! The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Something Old, Something New(My old is my patterned papers, retired from SU; My new is my new image) Simply Create Too's Challenge …

Faery Ink New Release - Gabbie The Orchid Faery

Good Morning and welcome to my first official post as a new member of  the design team for Faery Ink. Amanda has created some fabulous new images to be released this month and I got to work with the beautiful Gabbie the Orchid Faery. Isn't she just stunning?

I was hunting around on the internet for some pictures of unusual orchids, instead of the usual purple, lilac and white ones I see in the shops in the summer and found this gorgeous picture of some Sunrise Delights and used these as the colours for my orchids.


I went for a green and coral colour palette, completely not my usual colours, but I do love this combo.
This card is also for Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #140 to use the tic-tac-toe board. I used the middle column of Bow-Digi Image-Button Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #4 Buttons and Bows Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft's Challenge #12 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #94 Anything Goes
Re…

Julia Spiri New Release Post - The Mask of Peacock

Good Morning and welcome to a new release post from me for Julia Spiri Stamps. This month, Julia is introducing her Venice Collection and I got to work with the fancy The Mask of Peacock. I used traditional peacock colours of turquoise, green and purple and some of my new dies to come up with this card. I am totally loving the frame of these dies! Just one of my January sales purchases!

This card is also for A Gem of A Challenge #160 Female Birthday Deep Ocean Challenge #120 Something New - My new spellbinders dies and image Inky Impressions Challenge #281 All Things New Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #129 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #93 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: The Mask of Peacock by Julia Spiri, Framed Out #2 by Papertrey Ink
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green (Retired), Bright DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Elderberry Perfect Prints from Multicraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Glorious Green (Retired) & Orchid Opulenc…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Snowflake Dollie

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for this week's inspiration from Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. The DT are all going monochromatic this week and I went with traditional black, white and grey for my card. I love the elegance of these colours together and for a Christmas card I think they look gorgeous! I used the gorgeous Snowflake Dollie for this card.

I know Christmas was over a few weeks ago, but having realised I was over 20 cards short when I was writing them out, I am going to do an occasional one each month and hopefully build up my supply ready for next Christmas! I now understand why people make Christmas cards all year round!

This card is also for ABC Christmas Challenge A is for Anything Goes Inky Chicks Challenge #61 Anything Goes Come and Get It Challenge Baby It's Cold Outside Our Crafty Corner Challenge #5 Anything Goes A Snowflake's Promise Challenge #14 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Snowflake Dollie from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, On I…

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Fable Stardust

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for one of the gorgeous new releases for this month from Faery Ink. I chose to work with Fable Stardust and just love this gorgeous fairy! I went with a purple and silver colour scheme (Don't know why but I love these colours together for fairies. Maybe because they are iridescent and shimmery!) and added lots of extra stars around her.

This card is also for Spellbinding Stamps Challenge New For You (New image and new star trail die) Allsorts Challenge Week 345 Ribbon and/or Lace 613 Avenue Create's Challenge 158 Anything Goes Crafting From the Heart's Challenge #94 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #294 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Fable Stardust from Faery Ink, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) & Irresistibly Yours DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Purple Glitter Roll from The Range, Happy Holiday…

Alicia Bel Challenge #14 - Don't Be Square!

Good Morning and welcome to the new challenge for the Alicia Bel Challenge Blog. This month we are challenging you to not be square, so we do NOT want to see square cards, instead other shapes!

I used a Go Kreate set of dies to make my card shape and went for a pirate theme for an alternative thank you card! I love this gorgeous Pirate of the Caribbean. One of my favourite films as well - who can resist that loveable rogue pirate, Jack Sparrow huh?!

This card is also for As You Like It Challenge Anything Goes Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge #120 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #180 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #100 Anything Goes Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #10 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Pirate of the Caribbean from Alicia Bel, Toil & Trouble from Stampin' Up, Signature Series: Dress Form from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White, Newsprint DSP (Retired), Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired), Afternoon Picnic …

In The Pink Challenge #85 Anything Goes

Good Morning and Happy New Year from the In The Pink Challenge Blog. Our first challenge of the year is an easy one - Anything Goes with lots of pink of course! I chose to use the gorgeous Rose Fairy from La-La Land Crafts for my card. I used to use these images all the time, but over the years I have moved onto other companies I like and have kind of forgotten about La-La Land images. Having had a big sort out of my crafting stuff over the Christmas holidays, I rediscovered so many things I had forgotten all about, including these gorgeous stamps!

This card is also for Noor Design UK's Challenge #14 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #6 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #407 Hey What's New? (My ribbon and patterned papers) Aud Sentiments Challenge #146 Thank You Creative Knockouts Challenge #123 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Rose Fairy from La-La Land Crafts, Mini Blooms & Embellishments both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake & Whisp…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #230 Punches and Dies

Good Morning and welcome to the first Challenge of the new year fromThe Paper Shelter. I hope you all had a great New Year and received some new crafting goodies from Santa or treated yourselves in the Boxing Day/January Sales! I got a few bits for Christmas and also spent a fair bit in the sales too! But I promise not to buy too much more in the next few months to make up for it!

Anyway our challenge this time is to use punches and/or dies on your projects. Nice and easy, right?! I use dies on almost every project of mine, so that bit is easy and I love my Punch Around The Page Sets from Martha Stewart, so pulled one of those out to make a very pink thank you card using the adorableSo Sweet for my old SU upline, who sent me the patterned paper as a thank you herself!

This card is also for Creative Inspirations Challenge #342 Florals Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Something New (My papers and image) Creative Moments Challenge #84 Anything Goes with option of something new Ruby's Rainb…

Ching-Chou Kuik January Challenge - Something New

Good Morning and Happy New Year for 2016! Welcome to my post for the new challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. Our first challenge of the year is called Something New and quite obviously we would like you to use something new on your projects. I hope you were lucky enough to get some crafting goodies for Christmas or in the sales! (I got both! LOL)

And here is my card using the gorgeous Polar Snow. My new goodies are the ribbon, pennant dies, tag dies and the grey pieces of patterned paper. The image is a new one for me as well.

This card is also for Fan-Tastic Tuesday's Challenge #118 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Fairytale Challenge #134 Everything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #6 Anything Goes Simon Monday's Challenge Something New
Recipe:

Stamps: Polar Snow from Ching-Chou Kuik, Signature Christmas & Tag Its #8 both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (…