Lacy Sunshine Inspiration Post and Goodbye

Good Morning and welcome to my final DT post for Lacy Sunshine. I have decided to step down from the Lacy Sunshine Design Team at the end of this month. I have been on the team since August 2014, so about 18 months now, but I fancy a change and feel that I have achieved everything I wanted to with Lacy Sunshine.

I want to say a little thank you to Heather and Audrey for inviting me to be a guest designer initially and then a full time DT member all those months ago. Thank you to the rest of the design team ladies for all their inspiration, creativity and friendship too. I will miss them all, but think it is now time for me to move on. I will always love these images and will continue to use them and I have a huge folder full of them all printed out ready to go, so you will still be seeing my cards using these gorgeous girls and boys!



Recipe:

Stamps: Crystal Chrysanthemum Flower Pot Pretties from Lacy Sunshine

Papers: Melon Mambo & Blackberry Bliss (Retired) both from Stampin' Up,Vintage Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Large Frill Frames #10 Dies from Go Kreate, Roll Up Roses Dies 6002/0385 from Joy Crafts, Floral Assortment Dies from Spellbinders, Hello You Thinlits Dies & Melon Mambo Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl

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 join in this fortnight's challenge whilst you are there too.

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Amber Postal Punk

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Faery Ink for this month's new releases. I hope you have loved seeing all the new images again this month and the fabulous creations from the DT.

I chose to work with Amber Postal Punk, one of the steampunk images this time. I really like the look of steampunk, but it's another of those styles that I have very little resources for and one that does not come naturally to me. So anyway...I made it my mission to make my very first mixed media steampunk canvas this month and watched a few YouTube videos on the how tos. I bought a cheap canvas from Poundland and it was actually really good value - worked perfectly fine to me, so will definitely be going back to get me some more!

I came up with this. It did take me hours and I hated being so messy and dirty (I'm too OCD about being clean for all the ink going everywhere!). Even tried wearing Latex gloves, but they just felt weird whilst crafting! But.....I absolutely love this and had loads of fun making it! Might not be proper steampunk, but it's my version and I love it! Looks so much more shimmery in real life too, but the camera wouldn't pick that up.

This canvas is also for
Polkadoodles Week 8 Tic-Tac-Toe (I used the first column of charms polka dots and wings)

Recipe:

Stamps: Amber Postal Punk from Faery Ink, Everyday Grungy Messages from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired), Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), White Creped Tissue Paper & Thick white card from 12x12 papers all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Black Soot Distress Ink, Colour Lab Mists, Silver Cosmic Shimmer Mist, Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, Copic Markers

Accessories: Glimmer Brads (Retired) & Glitter Brads (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Steampunk Corner from Memory Box, Structure Paste, Bricks Mask Art & Screen of Stars Mask Art all from Dutch Doobadoo, Oval Die 6002/0304 from Joy Crafts, Black Gesso & White Gesso, Beautiful Bloom II Dies #1 from Papertrey Ink, Steampunk Heart Cogs from La-La Land Crafts, Crafting Frame from The Range, Clock Charms from First Edition, Lace & Metal Corners both from stash, Violet Pearl Pen from Viva

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Lips - V05, V06, V09
Eyes -W3, W5, W7, C5, C7, C9
Hat & Coat - V12, V15, V17
Hat Band & Shoulder Pad Trims - V20, V22, V25
Shoulder Pads & Clock C1, C3, C5
Clock Face & Angel Wings - C00, C1
Shoulder Wing - C3, C5, C7, C9

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 and check out all the other gorgeous projects for this month's new releases and inspiration post and don't forget to share your makes in our Facebook Group too. Have you joined in this month's challenge, Pocket Letters, too?

Alicia Bel Sponsors Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #349 Princess

Good Morning and welcome to an extra post from me for Alicia Bel this month. Today Alicia Bel are sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration Princess Challenge and I have made a card to join in with the Cupcake DT.

Here's the inspiration picture...


And here's my card using the gorgeous Rose stamp. I used the colours for my inspiration - chocolate, pink and vanilla. And don't those cupcakes look good! Shame I wouldn't be allowed to eat them, but I could still be naughty! LOL

This card is also for
Fussy & Fancy's Challenge #158 Shabby Bingo (I used the first column, fussy & fancy, Something Old (my patterned papers), Dreamy & Delicate Colours and Cute image)

Recipe:

Stamps: Rose from Alicia Bel Stamps, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Bella Bleu DSP (Retired) & Nursery Nest DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Floral Design Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Flower Frame Die 6002/0459 & Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0158 both from Joy Crafts, Framelits Banner Dies from Stampin' Up, Bows Dies from Tattered Lace, Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55, E57
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Trims on Dress - E50, E51, E53
Eyes & Stem - G21, G94, G99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget Alicia Bel's Challenge is still running on the blog, so pop on over there and add your projects to win some fabulous prizes!

Art By MiRan Facebook February Anything Goes Challenge

Good evening and welcome to another fabulous challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. This is our Anything Goes monthly challenge and our twist this time, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to make a monochromatic project using one of the gorgeous Art by MiRan images.

I chose to use the fabulous Gentleman George for my card for my uncle's 50th birthday a couple of weeks ago. I also used the perfect papers from Tracy Wray's Boys To Men pack, which you can find in the files section of the Art by MiRan Facebook group.

I kept this one fairly CAS - men don't really do fussy and fancy in my family! LOL Quite a dapper young gentleman, don't you think?!


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Gentleman George from Art by MiRan, Make A Wish & Make A Wish Additions both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Boys To Men Patterned Papers from Tracy Wray for Art  by MiRan, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Ink: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Twine from Dovecraft, Buttons from Stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair & Cane - E35, E37, E39
Eyes - E33, E35, E37
Hat & Suit - B93, B95, B97, B99
Hat Band, Tie & Shoes - B91, B93
Ground - T1

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 fabulous projects from the DT this time and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! Our Progressive Challenge is still running as well, so don't forget to add your card for that challenge as well. 

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway

Good Morning and welcome to my post to share with you the fabulous new image for today's One Day Fae Giveaway from Faery Ink. Each month Manda very generously gives away one of her beautiful faery images for free, but only for one day and you definitely want to get your hands on this month's!

This month's image is called Bella Spring Magic - isn't she stunning?! I decided to go for an aqua, silver and white combo with a tiny touch of pink! I tend to go for pinks and purples, so asked my boyfriend for a colour and he came up with teal and then decided that her dress wasn't bright enough for teal, although it is more green in real life than in the photo. What does he know about colours?! LOL

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Bella Spring Magic from Faery Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Quatrefancy DSP (Retired) & Winter Frost DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear, Silver & Pink Wink of Stella

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Berries from Joy Crafts, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Gems from Poundland, Bead Garland from The Range, 12 Point Square Die 6002/0416 from Joy Crafts, Anja's Vintage Ornaments Die LR0270 from Marianne Creatables, Charm from The Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG0000,  BG10, BG11, BG13
Eyes - BG00, BG01, BG02
Dress - BG54, BG45, BG57, BG05, BG49
Wings - BG0000, BG000, BG00, BG01, C00, C1, C3, C5
Handle - W3, W5
Orb - C3, BG01, BG49, RV52, RV55
Flower & Lips - RV52, RV55
Leaves - G24, G28

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 and pick up your One Day Fae today!

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Lily in Christmas

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for this week for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. I am trying to get at least one Christmas card done each month, so I have a few ready for the occasion after being over 20 short last Christmas. As I just love so many of Ching-Chou's Christmas images, I have a really good excuse to use one! LOL

This time I am using Lily in Christmas. Such a beautiful image. I went for traditional red and green this time and used some of my newish fancy dies, which meant I had to keep the embellishments to a bare minimum as there was no room for any really! LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: Lily in Christmas from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps, Harvest Berries, Framed Out #8 & Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Real red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Triple Floral Dies from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - YG91, YG93, YG95
Dress - YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Red - R35, R37, R39
Holly Leaves - G28, G29
Candle Flames - YR00, YR31, YR12, YR14
Glow - Y0000, YR0000, YR00, YR31

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep popping back over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog every day this week for more fabulous inspiration from the DT. Our challenge is still running as well and you can also find other challenges in our Facebook group as well, so why not join in all the fun whilst you are there too?!

The East Wind Lucy Loo Over The Rainbow

I went for a completely different kind of card on this one compared to the Tiddly Inks one I made earlier. I got The Craft Box again this month and the theme this time was steampunk so there were lots of steampunk charms, papers and colours,, so I thought I would use some of them on this card.

The East Wind do some fabulous images that work so well for steampunk cards and projects and this gorgeous one of Lucy Loo was perfect.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Over The Rainbow from The East Wind, Fillable Frames #6 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rich Razzleberry & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Patterned Papers from Prima (From The Craft Box)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Twine and Gold Glitter both from stash, All other embellishments from The Craft Box (Ribbon, Lace, Flowers, Watch Cogs, Light Bulb & Charms)

Copics Used;
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Eye - BV20, BV23, BV25
Purple - RV63, RV66, RV69
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Light Bulbs & Star - Y11, Y15

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

Tiddly Inks Wryn Grow Some Love

Thought I would have a play day today, no DT makes, no colouring classes, just making a couple of cards for fun! I haven't entered a Tiddly Inks challenge for absolutely ages now, so thought I would just their challenge along with a few others.


This card is for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Wryn Grow Some Love from Tiddly Inks

Papers: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Bird Song Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Jute Roll from Poundland, Heart Pearls from Hobbycraft, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon from stash, Curved Rectangles Dies from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23. E25, E27, E29
Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13
Flower Pot - E31, E33, E35
Hearts - R81, R83
Shoes - YG61, YG63, YG67

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

Lacy Sunshine Creative Challenge Fairies/Fantasy

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Lacy Sunshine. This month Team B's challenge was to use fairies or fantasy images. I was given this cutie to colour. Her name is Heidi Dazzlebud Briar Whimsie and you can find her here in the Lacy Sunshine store.

Not my usual colour combo of choice, but I fancied doing a bright green and yellow card to make it feel a bit like Spring! I actually really like how she came out.


This card is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Heidi Dazzlebud Briar Whimsie from Lacy Sunshine

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Flirtatious DSP (Retired) & Rainbow Sherbet DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Sunflower Dies 6002/0452 & Floral Border Die 6002/0476 both from Joy Crafts, Adorning Accents Dies from Stampin' Up

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?!

Alicia Bel New Release - Thinking of You

Good afternoon and welcome to my post for the new releases from Alicia Bel. they are all just so adorable this month and have a love theme. I chose to use this gorgeous image, Thinking of You, which I think could be used for love/Valentine's Day or birthdays or any occasion really! Love her sweet little face!

I used some more of my Valentine's papers, so matched my colours to them again. Must get some different ones, but I do like these! LOL

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Thinking of You from Alicia Bel

Papers: Blushing Bride & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns from DecoTime, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Sentiments Three from Spellbinders, Heart Prints Dies from Papertrey Ink, Beloved Hearts Die from Memory Box, Pink Pirouette Two Tone Ribbon & Real Red Ribbon both from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E31, Y21, Y23, YR31
Eyes - B91, B93, B95
Shutters - E33, E35, E37, E39
Bird - B01, B02, B04, YR16
Present - R21, R22
Red - R24, R27, R29
Inside Wall - RV0000, RV000, RV10
Wall - T1, T2, T4

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Alicia Bel Blog and check out all the other fabulous new releases from the DT! Our challenge, Anything Goes or use Hearts, is still running as well, so why not enter that while you are there too?!

In The Pink Challenge #88 So Cute

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you to make something cute! I love cutesy images and fairies are always a weakness of mine, so I thought I would create a cute little fairy scene using some of my newish dies (The fairy door die was a Christmas pressie and I hadn't used it until this card!).

This gorgeous image was actually the freebie for January from Scrapper's Delights, but I just didn't have time to use her for the challenge - so sorry Janice, but here she is at long last!

This card is also for
ABC Challenge - B is for you to pick and I pick Birthdays! 
Dream Valley Challenge #99 Sparkle, Bling and Embellish (I have glitter all over the fairy wings, in the corners and on the white spots on the mushrooms too!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Spread Your Wings Fairy from Scrapper's Delights, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Pink Pirouette & River Rock (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Garden Roses Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers,  Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Fairy Door Die from Tonic Studios, Toadstools Dies from Joanna Sheen, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue from Stampin' Up, Iced Candy Twinkles from Cosmic Shimmer, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Flower Field Dies from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26
Eyes - YG25
Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13
Wings - RV0000, RV000, RV02

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?! 

The Paper Shelter Challenge #236 Make It Digital

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week we are challenging you to go digital, so that means digital stamps, digital papers, digital sentiments, even digital colouring if you want! I went with a digi image and digi papers for my card using the gorgeous Penguin Friends. Still trying to add a few cards to my Christmas stash for December! Seems so long away, doesn't it?!

I used some digi papers from my lovely friend Tracy that I never got round to using for my Christmas cards last year!

This card is also for
Crafting by designs Challenge Tic Tac Toe - I used the diagonal line from the bottom left - glitter/bling - free-words/numbers

Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Friends from The Paper Shelter, Banner Sentiments from Joy Crafts

Papers: Marina Mist, Smoky Slate & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Winter Frost Papers by Tracy Wray for Art by MiRan

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Silver Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Straw from eBay, Ice Crystal #2 Die 6002/2053 & Ice Crystal Border Die 6002/2021 both from Joy Crafts, A2 Bracket Borders One from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - E42, E43, E44
Coat & Boots - B14, B16, B18
Scarf, Fur on Boots, Penguin's Hat & Hairband - B21, B24
Hat - B0000, B21, B24
Penguins - YR12, YR16, C5, C7, C9
Skirt - T2, T4
Ground - B0000, B000, B00
Heart - R35, R37

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?!

BeckaB Challenge #1

Good Morning and welcome to my post for a new challenge blog, BeckaB Challenge Blog. I was invited to join the challenge blog by Becka a couple of months ago and the day of going live has finally arrived. Becka owns a craft store in the Isle of Wight and sells an ever increasing range of crafting goodies and is the only UK supplies of The Paper Nest Dolls stamps! Almost all of the supplies used on my project today are from Becka's store.

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Our first challenge is a colour combo AND a bingo board and we would like you to combine the two to make a project. Just pick a minimum of three colours from the colour palette and either a row, column or diagonal line from the bingo board.


I chose to use a light and dark purple with a light blue and combined those colours with the middle column of flower, image and tag. I used the adorable Boho Chic Avery stamp from The Paper Nest Dolls for this tag.

This tag is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Boho Chic Avery from The Paper Nest Dolls @BeckaB.co.uk, Banner Sentiments from Joy Crafts

Papers: All supplied from BeckaB.co.uk

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Border Stitch Die CR1250 from Marianne Creatables, Flower Fusion #3 Die from Papertrey Ink, Lace & Purple Ribbon from Stash, Twine & Tag from BeckaB.co.uk, Small Flower Punch from XCut, Butterfly 2 Pieces Dies 6002/0390 from Joy Crafts, Pearls from Crystal Stickers

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress & Hair Ribbon - BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the BeckaB 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?! 

Conie Fong DT Call Using Raining Hearts

I thought I would take a chance and apply for the Conie Fong DT call that has just been released. I love Conie's images and used quite a few of them when I was on the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge DT last year as Sweet Pea Stamps, that used to sell Conie's images, were regular sponsor of the challenges. I love her cute little girls as well as the sweet animals too.

I used the adorable Raining Hearts for my card, which was the images I chose for my prize when I came in the top 3 for the January challenge in the Conie Fong Facebook group. I used my fave colour of pink, combined with a lilac purple. This card is typical of my style - lots of layers, lots of pretty die cuts and ribbon!


Here is a photo with the flash, showing all the glitter on the hearts, which doesn't show up on the other photo. You can see why I didn't use it as the flash doesn't like all the glitter LOL

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Raining Hearts from Conie Fong, Banner Sentiments from Joy Crafts

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) & Flirtatious DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/2053 & Lattice Heart Die 6003/0005 both from Joy Crafts, Heart Prints Dies from Papertrey Ink, Lace from local market

Copics Used:
Purple on Dragon - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02
Pink on Dragon - RV21, RV23, RV25
Hearts - RV10 RV11, RV14, V20, V22, V25
Ground - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and wish me lots of luck with the DT call! 

Art by MiRan Facebook Progressive Challenge for February

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new Progressive Challenge over at the Art by MiRan Facebook Group. In case you don't know what a progressive challenge is, here's a quick explanation. You can join in the challenge at any time, but the first image you will need to purchase from the store and there will be a link to this specific image in the challenge post in the fan group. You must use only this image, not any others unless combined with the progressive challenge image. Once you have made your project and uploaded it to the correct album, you will then qualify for the next month's image for FREE! However, if you miss a month, you will have to go back and buy the next image you need. How about that for some fabulous free images from Art by MiRan?

This month our gorgeous image is called Phoenix, a beautiful girl and her bird surrounded by lots of feathers. I had a look in my stash and found some gorgeously bright feathers that my lovely friend sent to me for my birthday last year and used those as the basis for my colours. Lots of really bright colours this time again!


Recipe:

Stamps: Phoenix from Art by MiRan, Banner Sentiments 6410/0338 from Joy Crafts

Papers: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Whisper White & Taken With Teal (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Vintage Paper Bloc Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Perfect Plum Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Tiny Tattered Florals Dies from Tim Holtz @ Sizzix, Happy Trails Die from Papertrey Ink, Feathers from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V12, V15, V17, V99
Eyes - YG21, YG23, YG25
Dress - Rv13, RV14, RV17, RV19
Teal - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09

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 find out how you can get this gorgeous image for free this month?!

Faery Ink New Release - Destiny Faerilocks

Good Morning and welcome to my post for this month's fabulous new releases over at Faery Ink. boy was I amazed with all these images. They are just stunning and thanks to Manda for giving me this gorgeous faery to use!

I decided to go with a blue, yellow and light brown combo and really couldn't decide what to do. I didn't want to make a card; I wanted to do something different. I thought Destiny looked like she had forgotten something or was trying to remember something and then I had this brainwave to make a To Do List hanging board, found some old A4 thick card from a notepad or something and off I went!

Love how this one came out, although really wanted some of the longer post it notes to add to it, but the only ones I had in the house when I took the photo were illuminous yellow and they really clashed! Must go and get myself some pale yellow ones - will see if I have any at work. I know I have the bright ones on my desk, but not sure what I have hidden in the cupboard!


Recipe:

Stamps: Destiny Faerilocks from Faery Ink 

Papers: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake & Bella Bleu DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Thick card from stash

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon & Corner Rounder Punch both from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pen & Post Its from stash, Sizzix Alphabet (No idea which one - had it about 9 years and it is no longer in the original box so don't know what it is called!)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Lips - R24, R27, R29
Eyes - G24, G94, G99
Top - B91, B93, B95, B97
Wings - E41, E42, E43, B41, B45
Flowers - YR31, YR21, YR23, B41, B45
Leaves - G02, G05
Headdress - G82, G85

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 and check out all the other gorgeous releases this month. Are you a member of our Facebook Group? have you joined in this month's Pocket Letter Challenge?

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Love Birds

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I decided to use the adorable Love Birds image for my card. I just got some new patterned papers and coloured the image to match, although I have covered most of the papers up now with all those embellishments, but hopefully you can still see a bit of them. Isn't she just gorgeous! Love the dreamy look on her face.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Love Birds from Ching-Chou Kuik, Friends Vintage Affection from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

Papers: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White & Peach Parfait (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Garden Party Patterned Papers from Dovecraft

Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Me To You Doilies from Trimcraft, Aged Scarlet Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Butterflies Dies LR0158 from Marianne Creatables, Butterfly Die from X Cut, Faux Quilled Blooms Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Gems from Poundland, Circles & Scalloped Circles Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair  - E41, E43, E44, E47
Eyes - G14, G17
Birds - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, YR02, YR20
Roses - Y00, Y02, Y04, Y06, YR12, YR14, YR15
Leaves - G24, G28, G29
Fronds - G20, G21, G24
Flowers - RV23, RV25, RV29
Berries - RV23

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, Why not join in our monthly challenge, Love, whilst you are there too?!

Surprise for Heather

Hello and welcome to a surprise post from me for Heather Valentin, the creator and owner of Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Unfortunately Heather has not been very well for some time now and the DT all thought it would be a great idea to cheer her up and let her know that we all love her and wish her well. So we all got together and each created a card to send to her.

This was the card I made using the gorgeous Sweet Pea Blooming Beauties image. These, along with the Flower Pot Pretties collection are my faves from Heather, so I just had to use one of them. I made a gatefold card and kept it reasonably flat as I have to post it all the way to the USA.


And here is the inside...



Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Pea Blooming Beauties from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Over Under Easy from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Happy Holiday Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & White Chalk Marker all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Beautiful Bloom II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Gems from Poundland, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies from Memory Box, Swirl With Hearts Die 6003/0061 from Joy Crafts

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 Facebook Group to send Heather your get well wishes too.

Betty Transfusion

Finally had time to make a card just for fun, no DT challenge or anything! I got this image as part of the Simply B January Progressive Challenge and thought she would be perfect for an alternative Valentine's Day card for my boyfriend. He knows I love my vampires, so he will love this one!

I kept this card fairly simple, so all the hearts would stand out. The music paper is there as he plays the guitar, so is my little nod to his obsessions too! LOL

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Betty Transfusion from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black & Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns from DecoTime, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Heart Prints Dies from Papertrey Ink, Precious Hearts Dies from Memory Box, Filigree Heart Die from X Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R30
Black Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Eye - YG95, YG97, YG99
Eyeshadow - W3, W5. W7
Red - R35, R37, R39
Dress - C3, C5, C7, C9

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

All Dressed Up New Release - Pitter Patter Raindrops

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new release from All Dressed Up. I chose to use the adorable Pitter Patter Raindrops for my card and decided to go with a yellow, blue and light brown combo, although I did manage to squeeze a touch of pink in there too! Quite a simple card from me this time, but the image was too cute to smother with lots of dies, so just used a few hearts and a couple of bows (an old die I have just rediscovered!) to jazz it up a touch.

This card is also for

Here are all the other cute releases which you can find in the All Dressed Up Etsy store.

Love Birds

Love You

Always Time For A Cuddle

Hope you like them all! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Pitter Patter Raindrops from All Dressed Up

Papers: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake & So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Bear Necessities Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley (Retired), Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Tiny Bow Die from Memory Box, Heart-2-Heart Dies #3 & #11 both from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Duck - YR14, YR15, YR31, YR21, YR23
Umbrella - B12, B14, B16, Y21, Y23
Neckerchief - B41, B45
Bear - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Ground - E30, E31

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the All Dressed Up blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards and projects from the DT.

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...