Lacy Sunshine Inspiration Post - Rory Catching Butterflies

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for Lacy 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
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 Spellbinders, Heart-2-heart #11 Dies & Heart Prints Dies both from papertrey Ink, Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 from Joy Crafts

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep popping back to the Lacy Sunshine blog to check out all the other gorgeous inspiration posts from the rest of the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there?!

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Marina from Art by MiRan, You're Fintastic from My Favorite Things

Papers: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise & Rainbow Sherbet DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Crystal Effects, Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim & Ribbon all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Die-Namics Catch A Wave Border Die from My Favorite Things

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - YR00, YR61, YR02, YR16, YR21
Eyes - G21, G24, G28
Tail - BG49, BG57, BG72, BG05, BG53
Shells - G00, G02, G05
Bottle - BG70, BG72
Sea - BG000, BG23, BG32, BG34, BG02, BG53

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 challenge whilst you are there?! 

We still have our monthly Progressive Challenge using the gorgeous Birthday Betty as well if you want to join in that challenge too!

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 Kenovi as 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

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 Die from Tonic Studios, Star Border Die from MFT, Stars Dies from XCut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Shading on clothes - C00, C1, C3
Eyes - B02, B04, B06

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 Blog and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT and why not join in our challenge, Anything Goes or Don't Be Square, whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Arielle Flora Fae from Faery Ink, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Pastel Dreams Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) & Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Flourish Lace Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Elegant Ovals and Ovals Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Lace from local market , Banner Die from Joanna Sheen, Glitter Brads from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Eyes - BG000, BG01, BG02
Lips & Wings - RV52, RV55, RV66
Flowers - BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, RV53, RV55
Dress - BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink website and check out how you could get this gorgeous digi for free too! Don't forget to share your makes in the Facebook Group too! 


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

Recipe:

Stamps: Fashion Doll Classic from The Paper Nest Dolls, Sentiment from Heidi Swapp (Came in my Craft Box January Box but has no set name!)

Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, With Love Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) & Sahara Sand Lace both from Stampin' Up, Lace Edger 2 Die from Joanna Sheen, Elegant Ovals & Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Pearls from The Works, Tiny Tattered Floral Dies from Tim Holtz @Sizzix

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Shoes - E43, E44, E47
Purple - RV63, RV66, RV69
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95

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 blog and join in this month's challenge and check out all the other inspiration posts from the DT this month too.

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!)

Recipe:

Stamps: New Year's Celebrations from Ching-Chou Kuik, Framed Out #2 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Old Olive & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Sweet Paris Patterned Papers from Dovecraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pink, Clear & Golden Star Gelly Roll Pens, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Swirling Lace Punch Around the Page set from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland, Framed Out #2 Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E43, E44, E47
Dress - R20, R21, R22
Flowers, Pink on Wings & Butterfly Wings - R81, R83
Butterfly Bodies - W5
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95
Water - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02
Sky - Bg70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Yellow Firework - Y13, Y15, Y18
Left Pink Firework - RV23, RV25, RV29
Right Pink Firework - RV14, RV17, RV19

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 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?!

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 


Recipe:

Stamps: Sparkles Stargazer Lily Flower Pot Pretties from Lacy Sunshine, Tag Its #11 & Tiny Tags both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Patterned Paper from the January Craft Box, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Perfect Plum & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Gems from the January Craft Box, Precious Hearts Dies from Memory Box, Flourish Trim Die Circles Nestabilities & Heart Circles Dies all from Spellbinders, Doohickey Old Swedish Lace Die from Magnolia, Swirl With Hearts Dies 6003/0061 from Joy Crafts, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon from stash

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 Blog 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 #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 from MFT, Stitched Scallops Border Die from La-La Land Crafts, Heart-2-Heart #6 Dies from Papertrey Ink, White & Pink Glittered Felt from Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - YG05, YG07, YG09
Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Wings - RV52, RV55, RV19
Butterfly Body - C5, C7
Grass - YG05, YG07, YG09, YG11, YG17, YG67
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 rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

We are sponsored by Dies To Die For this time as well an they have generously donated a prize of £10 to the winner of this challenge, so what are you waiting for?


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
Love & Love Crafts Challenge #43 Something New (My Punch Around The Page set and my ribbon)

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 Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Precious Hearts Dies from Memory Box, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Heart Stems Die from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Fairy's Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Wizard's Hair - E74, E77, E79
Fairy's Dress & Flowers - R81, R83, R85
Fairy's Wings - R0000, R11, R30
Wizard's Cloths & Hat - YG61, YG63, YG67
Wizard's Boots, Belt & Hat Band - E31, E33, E35
Branch - E25, E27, E29
Hearts - R81, R83
Green Swirls - YG11
Sky - BG0000, BG000, 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 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? There are some fabulous prizes to be won as always!


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

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 Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) & Sahara Sand Lace both from Stampin' Up, LR0162 English Roses Dies from Marianne Creatables, Victorian Lace Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Little Butterfly Die from Wild Rose Studio, Pearls from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E71, E74, E77
Purple- RV63, RV66, RV69
Leaves - YG93, YG95, YG97
Bird, Ribbon & Clock - W1, W3, W5

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 every day this week for more fabulous projects from the DT. Why not enter our monthly challenge, Something New, whilst you are there too?! 

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
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Something Old, Something New (My old is my patterned papers, retired from SU; My new is my new image)

Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Betty from Art  by MiRan, Signature Series: Dress Form from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White & Sweet Taffy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Hat, Skirt & Purple Confetti - RV63, RV66, RV69
Top - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Orange - YR04, YR68, YR07
Yellow - Y11, Y15, Y19
Pink - RV23, RV25, RV29
Turquoise - BG01, BG02, BG05
Bright Green - YG05, YG07, YG09
Ground - W1, W3
Shadow- W1

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? Our Anything Goes Challenge for December is still running as well so you could enter that challenge with a different project as well! 

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.

orchid

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Gabbie the Orchid Faery from Faery Ink, Little Labels from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) & Best Year Ever DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Calypso Coral & Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Calypso Coral Ribbon (Retired), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine & Subtles Buttons (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Jar Labels 2 Die from Papertrey Ink, Green Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Oval Die 6002/0304 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - BG45, BG49, BG09
Lips - RV13, RV14, RV17
Orchids - YR61, YR02, YR04, RV13, RV14, RV17
Thin Leaves - G02, G05, G07
Medium Sized Leaves - YG05, YG07, YG09, YG67
Dark Green Leaves - G21, G24, G28, G29

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink blog all this week to see even more fabulous projects from the rest of the DT for this fabulous new release.


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
Deep Ocean Challenge #120 Something New - My new spellbinders dies and image

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 Opulence (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Feathers from The Range, Triple  Floral Dies from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Dress - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Purple - V12, V15, V17
Green - G02, G05, G07
Black - C5, C7, C9
Ground - W1, W3, W5

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 Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards and projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?!

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Snowflake Dollie from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Silver Glitter Roll from The Range, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited, Black & White Patterned Paper from Glitz

Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Silver Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Create-A-Flake Three from Spellbinders, Glittery Snow Writer

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress, Gloves & Eyes - C00, C1, C3, C5
Wings - 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 Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog every day this week for more fabulous projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge, Use Something New, as well whilst you are there?

We also have a Facebook Group and challenge and you can enter your projects there too!

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)
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 Holidays Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear & Silver Wink of Stella, Vanilla Mist Smooch

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Poinsettia Flourish Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Winter Wishes Circle Stars Die 6002/2042 & Star Border Frame Die 6002/0362 both from Joy Crafts, Star Trail Die from Tonic Studios

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V01, V05, V06, V09
Eyes - W1, W3, W5
Dress, Shoes & Ribbons - V12, V15, V17
Sack - C3, C5, C7
Socks, Sleeves & Stripes on Wings - C00, C1, C3
Wings - V20, V22, V25

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep checking back on the Faery Ink blog to see all the other fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT this month and don't forget our Facebook Challenge, Height, is still running. Have you got your project in yet? 

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

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 DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Versamark all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Hello Honey Ribbon & White Embossing Powder both from Stampin' Up, Twine from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Large Frilly Frames #10 from Go Kreate

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair & Eyes - E43, E44, E47, E49
Beads in Hair - Y26, R27, E84
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Boots, Hat & Belt - E71, E74, E77, E79
Coat - E84, E87, E89
Dots on Bandana - E71, E74
Trousers - E13, E15, E18
Skull - 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 Alicia Bel 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?!

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
Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #407 Hey What's New? (My ribbon and patterned papers)
Recipe:

Stamps: Rose Fairy from La-La Land Crafts, Mini Blooms & Embellishments both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Garden Roses Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Copic X-Press It Blending Card (I think)

Inks: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon & Dazzling Details Glitter Glue both from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Oval & Elegant Oval Nestabilities, Feathers from The Range, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Brads from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress - R81, R83, R85, RV10, RV11, RV13
Wings - RV32, RV34, RV10, RV11, RV13
Roses - R81, R83, R85
Leaves - G82, G85
Headdress - RV32, RV34, RV10, RV11

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 are also sponsored by The Ribbon Girl this fortnight who are generously giving away a fabulous prize to their store! Actual prize items may differ from the photo, but it will contain something pink! 

The Paper Shelter Challenge #230 Punches and Dies

Good Morning and welcome to the first Challenge of the new year from The 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 adorable So Sweet for my old SU upline, who sent me the patterned paper as a thank you herself!

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Recipe:

Stamps: So Sweet from The Paper Shelter, Mat Stack 1 Collection from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Garden Green & Love Blossoms Patterned Papers all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Garden Green from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Garden Green Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Buttons from The Works, Loopy Blooms Dies from Verve Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - E43, E44, E47
Shoes - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Coat - R81, R83, R85, R56
Shirt & Hairband - R21, R20, R22
Bag, Scarf & Trims - G82, G94, G99

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! 

The gift voucher

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.

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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 (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Winter Style Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations

Inks: Marina Mist & Bashful Blue (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Precious Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Bunting Selection Dies from Sweet Dixie, Bon Voyage Old Swedish Lace Die from Magnolia, Gift Tags Dies from XCut, Gems from Poundland, Twine from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B60, B41, B12, B14
Dress & Eyes - B91, B93, B95, B97
Wings - C00, C1, C3
Polar Bear - 100, T1, T2, T4

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

We also have a new Facebook Challenge for you as well, so head over there to see what fabulous creations the Facebook DT have come up with too.


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