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In The Pink Challenge #91 Dies and/or Punches

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you to use your dies and/or your punches on your pink project! I have heaps of dies and a fair few punches as well, so this one was easy-ish for me. It was deciding which ones to use that is always the problem!

I used a cute Saturated Canary image for a pretty Easter card - haven't used one of their images for ages and I had lots of fun colouring her up. I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page for my border punch and some egg die cuts.

This card is also for Inky Chicks Challenge #64 Happy Easter Pink Gem Challenge #165 Easter Fussy and Fancy Challenge #100 Pastel Colours Brown Sugar Challenge #191 Easter Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Eggstra Pretty from Saturated Canary, Compact Sentiments Part One (Retired) from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Bird Song Patterned Papers from First Edition,…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #242 Buttons

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week we are challenging you to use buttons on your projects - nice and easy right?

I used the gorgeousSpring Attitude for this card and made a huge jute ribbon bow with a big button on it too! I have loads of  really big buttons and sometimes have no idea where/how to use them, but this worked exactly as I wanted.


This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #90 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #12 Anything Goes/Springtime Fairytale Challenge #140 Spring Crafting By Designs April Challenge Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #305 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Spring Attitude from The Paper Shelter, Signature Series: Butterfly from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Daffodil Delight & Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Garden Party Patterned Papers from Dovecraft
Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebble…

All Dressed Up New Release - For Your Wedding Day

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new release showcases for All Dressed Up this month. I hope you have been loving all the other design team members projects so far.

I have used the gorgeous For Your Wedding Day, which you can find in thestore, and went with a traditional red and white colour palette this time. I kept it fairly CAS for me and made use of one of tens of embossing folders that rarely see the light of day anymore! This card is a lot more shimmery in real life as the embossed card is pearlescent white and the bows are covered with clear Wink of Stella for a subtle shimmer too.


Recipe:
Stamps: For Your Wedding Day from All Dressed Up
Papers: Stamper's Select White Card from Papertrey Ink, White Pearlescent Card from The Works, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Cardboard Patterns Patterned Paper from DecoTime, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Me To You R…

Friends are like bookends...

Good afternoon, well evening really. I'm doing this post really quickly before I head off out for the night, celebrating my friend's 60th birthday! Happy Birthday to Jan if she reads this!

This is a birthday card for another friend of mine, who will be turning 40 in a few weeks time. her lovely sister is making her a memory book and has asked me to make something for it, including a personal letter of our years together. I have known Chris since I was 17 when we did A-Level German together! That's a fair few years now!

I made her a card using the gorgeous Tea and A Book from Saturated Canary as this image is Chris to a tee! She is an English teacher, so loves her books and needs her morning cuppa too! And although the hair is not quite the right style she tends to go for short hair more than I ever will do.

Chris isn't one for lots of colour either, preferring to stick to her shades of black, a it like me there, although I do throw in a bit of pink clothing now and the…

Di's Digi Design Challenge For The Girls

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight our challenge is an easy one - make a card or project for the girls! With so many fabulous girly images in Di's Digi Downloads store, it wasn't hard to choose one to use!

I chose to use Mushroom Daisy for my card and used some non-traditional girly colours for this one, but it still turned out to be quite girly, just not pink! LOL I found a box with these patterned papers in and although they have chickens on them, I love the birds feet paper which goes brilliantly with this image.


This card is also for

Recipe:
Stamps: Mushroom Daisy from Di's Digi Downloads, Little Bitty Birds Addition from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Daffodil Delight & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Sunny Side Up Patterned Papers (Retired) from Lili of the Valley
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Bordering Blue (Retired) & Bashful Blue (Retired) all from Stamp…

Art by MiRan March Facebook Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to another challenge from the RAt by MiRan Facebook team. This time it is our Anything Goes challenge for March and the optional twist is to include an image depicting a profession of some sort! Let your imagination go wild on this one!

I used the gorgeousIsabella for this one, as she is definitely a prime candidate for a beauty pageant queen, don't you think?


Recipe:
Stamps: Isabella from Art by MiRan, Say It With Style from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White & Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Black & White Patterned Papers from Glitz, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Basic Black & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Silver At You Spica Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon and Lace from local market, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Silver bead flowers from local craft store, Film Strip Die 6002/0278 from Joy Crafts, Splendid Swirls Dies from Creative Expressions, Vi…

Alicia Bel Inspiration Post

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Alicia Bel. I have been having a bit of an old 80s throwback of films recently and Indiana Jones is always one of my favourite trilogies (not counting the Crystal Skull one, although that is pretty good too!). Anyway I was totally inspired to use the gorgeousIndiana Girl Jones for my inspiration card this month and totally loved this one. Her hair is fab, but I always find curly/wavy hair hard to do with the flicks, but I guess this one came out ok.


Recipe:
Stamps: Indiana Girl Jones from Alicia Bel, Framed Out #5 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White & To The Nines DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Old Olive & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Speech Bubbles Dies from X-Cut, Flourishes Swirl No.4 Die 6003/0008 & Leaves Die 6003/0001 both from Joy Crafts, Faux Quilled Blooms Di…

Faery Ink New Release - Dragon Tamer

Good Morning and welcome to my new release post for the fabulous Faery Ink new releases. I do hope you have enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous new images that Amanda has released so far this month and have loved all the DT projects using them.

I was given this beautiful image to use - Dragon Tamer. Now I have always been a bit of a fantasy geek (Think Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - huge books for me growing up!), so this image was perfect for me. I was tempted to colour her up like Daenerys from Game of Thrones with white blond hair and aqua clothes, but I used a bit of aqua on my projects last month, so I went with a more neutral colour palette instead. Kind of made me think of a fae training her dragon in the forests. Hope you like her.


Recipe:
Stamps: Dragon Tamer from Faery Ink, Daydreamer from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla & Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' …

Kit & Clowder Create & Learn Projects June - August 2015!

I have signed up to lots of the classes from Kit & Clowder, including the Create & Learn monthly ones, but I don't always get time to do the classes every month. Instead I tend to have a binge-colouring session every time I am on holiday from school.

This was last half term's holiday's efforts. I managed to do 3 of  the Create and Learn classes and although some bits were easier than others and at one point I threw a huge hissy fit over the Ice Princess in the cavern image, I do love how they came out and think my colouring has really started to improve.

Anyway here is June's class using Hi Deer from Ching-Chou Kuik sitting in a field with a stormy sky behind her.

And this is July's class using an image from Yampuff. Bit of  wonky rainbow on this one, but never mind! I still like it! LOL

And finally August's class using Hannah Lynn's Ice Princess. This was the hardest class I have done so far - really tricky to work out which bits were coloured and …

Conie Fong's Easter in Spring

Good afternoon! I finally had some free time today to craft on the first day of my Easter holidays and thought I would celebrate my joining of the Conie Fong DT with you all! Conie used to sell her digital stamps through the Sweet Pea Stamps store, but unfortunately that store closed down back in November last year. I used quite a few of Conie's images from there and fell in love with them, so was only natural for me to apply to her DT call. Luckily I got in!

I am using the gorgeous Easter In Spring image today, a new release just in time for the Easter holidays too. Just had to use my favourite ink colour combo on her dress for my first DT card!


This card is also for Fairytale Challenge #139 Easter Eggs Inky Chicks Challenge #64 Happy Easter Allsorts Challenge #355 Easter A Gem of A Challenge #165 Easter Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #64 Easter or Spring
Recipe:
Stamps: Easter in Spring from Conie Fong, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps (now closed down)
Papers: Blush…

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway - Gabbie Frangipani Mermaid

Good Morning and welcome to another fabulous one day fae giveaway from Faery Ink. Each month Manda gives away one of her fabulous images, but it is only available for free for one day, so make sure you head straight on over to the Faery Ink blog to find out how you can get ahold of her!

She comes with and without wings, but I decided to go for the image without wings and used lots of bright, tropical colours for her. Isn't she just gorgeous?!

This card is also for Aurora Wings Challenge #25 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #105 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #11 Anything Goes Petal Lu Challenge #11 Anything Goes Crafting By Designs Challenge 3 or More Layers
Recipe:
Stamps: Gabbie Frangipani Mermaid from Faery Ink, Seashells by the Seashore from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & Calypso Coral all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

I…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Steampunk Dragonfly

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. I do love this Steampunk Dragonfly image of Ching-Chou's and used quite a fit bits from February's Craft Box on this card as well. I'm not great at doing steampunk as much as I like it. I think because it is not my usual pink and girly type of card, but I do like how this one came out.

This card is also for The Ribbon Girl March Any Image Challenge Creative Cottage Challenge #60 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #11 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #304 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #104 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Steampunk Dragonfly from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps
Papers: Soft Suede & Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Tissue Paper & Prima Papers all from  The Craft Box, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Sahara Sand Lace & Early Espresso Ribbon …

In The Pink Challenge #90 Spring Flowers

Good morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight our challenge is called Spring Flowers, so you could use an image of flowers, an image with flowers in or make a  project with flowers on it, but don't forget to add lots of pink!


Here is mine using the gorgeous Polka Dot Pals Maeve from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - I completely forgot I had a load of these gorgeous girls!


This card is also for  Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #133 Anything Goes Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #15 Anything Goes/Use Dies Creative Knockouts Challenge #133 Spring Is On The Way Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #125 The Earth Laughs in Flowers Creative Inspirations Challenge #247 Nature
Recipe:
Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Maeve from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Sending Messages from Joy Crafts
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns Patterned Papers from DecoTime, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Blushing Brid…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #240 Birthday Boy

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week we are challenging you to create a card for the birthday boy. There are heaps of fabulous boy images which you can find in this section of The Paper Shelter's website.

I used the adorable The Little Sorcerer's Apprentice for my card, but as I printed the image quite large, I kept the card fairly simple - just added a few dies cuts and a sentiment.

This card is also for Craft Your Passion Challenge #303 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #127 All About Birthdays Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #63 Show Me The Green Simon Says Monday Challenge Use Some Lucky Stars
Recipe:
Stamps: The Little Sorcerer's Apprentice from The Paper Shelter, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Prints DSP (Retired) & Close To Cocoa Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Ble…

BeckaB Challenge #2 Flipping Marvellous

Good Morning and welcome to another post from me a guest designer for the Becka B Challenge blog. This month the challenge is to combine the colour palette below with either some flaps or fold outs. I made a Z-fold card using a gorgeous image from Hannah Lynn and some patterned papers fromGraphic 45available from beckab.co.uk


And here is my card closed...
And open...
This card is also for  Crafts and Me Facebook Challenge Spring is Coming Crafty Galz March Challenge Anything Goes Fan-Tastic Tuesday's Challenge 128 Anything Goes With A Twist of Spring Crafting From The Heart Challenge #103 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #89 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Genevieve from Hannah Lynn @Crafts and Me
Papers: Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Envision Expo, Flower Power & Inspiration Station Patterned Papers from World's Fair Collection by Graphic 45
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Dotty 3D Itty Bi…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Magic Wish

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik this week. Our theme this time is to use embossing, either wet or dry. I used to use dry embossing all the time, but haven't do so for a while really and now I have rearranged all my dies, I can't remember where I have put my embossing mats! Will have to have a good hunt for them sometime!

Anyway...I used the gorgeousMagic Wish stamp with some of my new sea life themed dies from Joy Crafts. I created the background with lots of dots - love this technique and then used my paint pen to add the white dots. My embossing was the aged aqua frantage that was sprinkled round the image for a bit of shimmer too.


Recipe:
Stamps: Magic Wish from Ching-Chou Kuik, Over Under Easy from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green (Retired), Baked Brown Sugar (Retired) & Hello Honey (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card …

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Demera Sea Siren

I am just loving all these fabulous new images from Amanda Byron forFaery Ink. You have probably noticed that I love my fairies and mermaids so all the fabulous mermaid images that have been released this month were perfect for me.

I am using Demera Sea Siren for my inspiration post today and I decided not to make a card, but to make a wall hanging instead. Not sure where I am going to hang it just yet though, but might save it for when we move house. I went for a mostly blue-green colour palette on her and believe it or not her dress is actually turquoise, but my camera would not show the true colour at all, regardless of whether I had the flash on or not, so you'll have to just imagine what it really looks like LOL


This wall plaque is also for The Corrosive Challenge #3 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #167 Anything Goes Fussy & Fancy Challenge #159 Thing With Wings Cute Card Thursday Challenge #416 Ribbon or Lace
Recipe:
Stamps: Demera Sea Siren from Faery Ink, Seashore …

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Layer It Up

Good Morning and welcome to a new DT post from me. I was recently asked by my lovely friend Audrey if I would like to join the Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog. I love these images and have used them loads in the past, so I jumped at the chance to try my hand at joining this fabulous team of ladies!

Today's challenge is called Layer It Up - how perfect for me. If you have seen my cards around blogland you will know how much I love my layered cards! Love adding lots of bits and pieces to them with lots of tilted layers of pretty papers - the only time my OCD doesn't go into overdrive LOL

I used the gorgeous Basket & Bunny for this card ready for an Easter card, which can find here in the Easter section of Di's Digi Stamps website. I went for some pretty pastel colours on this one, but realised that the only egg die I have is a bit too big!


This card is also for Aloha Friday Challenge #67 Easter Deep Ocean Challenge #124 Easter Digi Choosday Week 10 Easter Our Crafty Cor…

Art by MiRan March Progressive Challenge

Good evening and welcome to another fabulous progressive challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebookteam. This month we have another great image for you to work with. As always if you entered your card in the correct photo album in our Facebook group before the deadline then you will qualify for this month's image for FREE! If not then, you can purchase her at a discount by following the link in the pinned post in the Fan Group.

And here is my card using this month's image, Sweet Sally. I bought some new patterned papers and thought I would open them up for the first time on this card. Love the softer, pastel Spring colours.


This card is also for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #62 All About The Girls Cute Card Thursday Challenge #416 Lace or Ribbon Creative Knockouts Challenge #132 Die Cuts and/or Punches Come and Get It Challenge #108 Favourite Technique (Copic Colouring and using dies) Crafting With Friends Challenge #16 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Sally from Art by Miran
Papers:

Ching-Chou Kuik March Challenge Spring Colours

Good Morning and welcome to  my post sharing my DT card for the new Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge. You may have seen all the DT cards on the challenge post already, but here's mine in a bit more detail.

I used the gorgeous Spring Dreaming for this one and some of my new goodies. I used the triptych template from Dutch Doobadoo to make this card along with the stamps, postage stamps dies and patterned papers that all came in the Sending Messages Create & Celebrate Pack from Noor Design.


And here's a close up of my colouring...

This card is also for A Gem of A Challenge #164 Spring Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #29 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #102 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #59 Let's Get Sentimental Craft Your Passion Challenge #302 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Spring Dreaming from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sending Messages from Joy Crafts
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Supe…