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.

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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, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Egg Dies from XCut, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E43, E44
Dress - RV10, RV21, RV13
Ribbon - RV0000, RV000, RV00
Eggs - RV32, RV34, RV02, RV04, Y32, Y35, G20, G24
Dots - RV32, RV34, Y32, Y35, G20, G24

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 have the fabulous Dies To Die For as our sponsors again this time, who are giving away a generous £10 gift voucher to their store. 


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 gorgeous Spring 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.


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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 Pebbles

Accessories: Jute Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Button (Retired) & White Baker's Twine all from Stampin' Up, Border Stitch Die CR1250 from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Lips - R81, R83
Eyes - G43, G46
Top - R81, R83, R85
Hat - E31, E33, E35
Shoes - E40, E41, E42, R81, R83, R85
Jeans - B21, B23, B24
Bench - E23, E2, E27
Little Flowers - R43
Yellow Flowers, Dots & Hat Band - Y11, Y15
Bunny - R01, R02, C1, C2, C3
Bush - G21, G24, G28, G29
Grass - G00, G21, G24, G85, G46, 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 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!


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 the store, 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 Roses from Dovecraft, Hearts Embossing Folder from Crafts Too

Copics Used:
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Leaves - G21, G24, G28
Shoes - C00
Ground - C00, C1

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 Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT for this month's new releases and why not join in our challenge on the blog too? As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

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 then LOL, so I did this card is the only colour she really wears other than black - red. I will be adding my letter of all our memories together later on, but I hope she likes it!


Recipe:

Stamps: Tea and A Book from Saturated Canary, All Booked Up & Mat Stack 4 Collection both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Newsprint DSP (Retired) & Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, Copic MultiLiner No.5

Accessories: Shape Art Book template from Dutch Doobadoo, Real red Ribbons & basic Black Ribbon all from Stampin' Up, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Black Ribbon Rose from Creative Expressions, Gems from The Works, Alphabet Dies from Creative Dies, Viewmaster Dies 6002/0457 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Eyes - E44, E47
Jumper - R32, R35, R37, R39
Cup - 100
Book - YG97, YG99
Table - E30, E31, E33
Wall - E50, E51, E53

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

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.


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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 Stampin' Up, Copic Markers 

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress & Shoes - YG11, YG13, YG17, YG99
Tights & Hair Ribbons - Y32, Y35, Y38
Mushroom Stalks - E31, E33, E35
Mushroom Tops - R24, R27, R29, E30, E31
Flowers - Y32, Y38, RV63
Birds - B91, B93, B95, B97
Grass - YG00, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG07, YG99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Di's Digi Designs 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!

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 gorgeous Isabella 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, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress - R32, R35, R37, R39, C5
Earrings - R32, R35, R37, R39
Eyes - YG13, YG17

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won and a chance to be our next guest designer!

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 gorgeous Indiana 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 Dies from Creative Expressions, Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E35, E08, R59
Eyes - G43, G46
Trousers & Hat Band - E74, E77, E79
Boots - E44, E47, E49
Bag - E97, E99
Shirt  G94, G99
Belt - E37, E39
Whip - E31, E33, E35
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 Alicia Bel blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

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' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Gems from Poundland, Ornate Border Die 6002/0357, Oval Die 6002/0304 & Frame and 3 Corners Dies 6002/0356 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Top - G43, G46
Wrap - YG95, YG97, YG99
Staff - E33, E35, E39
Leaves - G14, G17
Dragon - R56, R89, R59
Gold - YR31, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Dragon's Chest - E50, E51, E53
Orb - Y00, Y23, Y26

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 from the DT for this month's new releases and don't forget to join our Facebook Group as well whilst you are there? Have you entered our challenge this month as well yet?

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 which bits should have been left white. Not going to be doing this one again any time soon! LOL


Not sure what I am going to do with all these colourings as yet, but think I might frame them and add them to my craft room wall when I get one! Need to move house first though.

I'm entering these colourings into these challenges...

Recipe:

Stamps: Hi Deer from Ching-Chou Kuik, Lost and Found from Yampuff, Ice Princess from Hannah Lynn

Papers: Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers (Not going to add all the colours here as it would take far far too long!)

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

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!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Easter in Spring from Conie Fong, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps (now closed down)

Papers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White & So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Spring Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Buttons from The Works, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Loop de Loop II Die & Heart-2-Heart #7 Dies all from Papertrey Ink, Egg Dies from XCut, Beaded Swirl Flourish Die from Creative Expressions, Gilded Doily Die from Little Darling Rubber Stamps, Around With Butterflies Dies 6002/0322 and Butterfly 2 Pcs Dies 6002/0390 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Basket & Bonnet - E31, E33, E35, E37
Ribbons & Leaves - G20, G24
Flowers on Ribbons - Y35
Flowers in Basket - Y32, Y35, R83
Eggs - RV11, RV13, B00, B01, BV02, BV04, YR02, YR04, BG34
Shadow - BG0000, BG000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and do pop in to say hello to us in the Conie Fong Facebook Group where we will be started our new challenge very soon!

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?!

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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

Inks: Lucky Limeade (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Under The Sea Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Under The Sea Border Die 6002/0330 from Joy Crafts, Seashore Elements Dies from Whimsy Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V01, V04, V05, V06
Eyes - BG53, BG57
Lips - V04, V06, V09
Tail - YG01, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG07
Yellow Flowers - Y11, Y15, Y19
Orange - YR04, YR68, YR07
Rock - W00, W1, W3, W5
Sea - BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG01, BG02, BG05
Sky - BG10, BG11
Clouds - C00, C1, C2

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 get your hands on this gorgeous image and why not share your creations in our Facebook Group too?!

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.

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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 both from Stampin' Up, Brads, Butterfly and Key Charm all from The Range, Flowers, Clock Charm, Balloon Charm, Handle & Mini Clock Parts all from The Craft Box, Oval Floral Dies from Spellbinders, Just For You Dies from Creative Dies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Eyes & Pendants- YG95, YG97
Wings & Goggles - E31, E33, E35, E37
Dress - E95, E97, E99
Gold - Y23, Y26, Y28
Glove- E84, E87, E89

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog every day this week for more fabulous inspiration from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too. Our challenge, Easter or Spring Colours, is still running until the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to get your entries in!

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!


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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 Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Button from stash, Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Gift Tags Dies from XCut, Baker's Twine from Dovecraft, Floral Frame Die from Wild Rose Studios

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Dress & Shoes - R81, R83, R85, R89
Flowers - R81, R83
Pink Dots - R83
Grass - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

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 have a fabulous sponsor again this time, The Ribbon Girl. 

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.

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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 Blending Card, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Star Garland Die CR1280 from Marianne Creatables, Starry Die from Verve Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Collar & Trousers - E42, E43, E44
Belt & Boots - E43, E44, E47
Broom & Hat Stand - E33, E35, E37
Tunic - YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Buckles - Y23, Y26
Hat - G21, G24, G28, G29, Y38, V15, V17
Knee Patches - G82, G85
Ground - W00, W1, W3

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!


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 from Graphic 45 available from beckab.co.uk


And here is my card closed...

And open...

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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 Bitty Bow Dies & Faux Quilled Blooms Dies both from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Patina Stickles, Scalloped Borders Two from Spellbinders, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Light Blue - BG01,BG02, BG05
Dark Blue - BG72, BG75, BG78
Gloves - Y11, Y13, Y18, YR02, YR04

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

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 gorgeous Magic 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 form That Craft Place

Inks: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green (Retired), Baked Brown Sugar (Retired) & Hello Honey (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spice Pen, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Pacific Point Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Aqua Ribbon from Dovecraft, Shells from eBay, Labels #23 Dies from Spellbinders, Under The Sea Edge Die 6002/0330, Crab & Seahorse Dies 6002/0328, Shells, Conch & Starfish Dies 6002/0329, Driftwood Dies 6002/0495, Bubbles & Seaweed Dies 6002/0496 & Octopus, Turtle & Shark Dies 6002/0497 all from Joy Crafts, Aged Aqua Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - G21, G24, G28, G29
Tails - BG23, BG53, BG57, BG49, BG09
Eyes & Top - B14, B16, B18
Butterfly - YG00, YG01, YG03, B24
Sand - Y21, Y23, Y26, E31, E33
Sea - BG0000, BG01, BG02, BG13, BG34, BG45, BG05, BG49

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 Challenge and Inspiration blog every day this week to see more beautiful creations from the DT and don't forget our challenge, Spring Colours, is still running for your chance to win some fabulous prizes. 

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Demera Sea Siren

I am just loving all these fabulous new images from Amanda Byron for Faery 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


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Recipe:

Stamps: Demera Sea Siren from Faery Ink, Seashore from Joy Crafts

Papers: Lost Lagoon (Retired), Baked Brown Sugar (Retired), Calypso Coral, Hello Honey (Retired), Gumball Green (Retired), Tangerine Tango all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Seashore Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts

Inks: Lost Lagoon (Retired), Baked Brown Sugar (Retired), Calypso Coral, Hello Honey (Retired), Tangerine Tango all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: MDF Oval & Oval Shape Art Template both from Dutch Doobadoo, Crab & Seahorse Dies 6002/0328 & Under The Sea Shells, Conch & Starfish Dies 6002/0329 all from Joy Crafts, Under The Sea Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Button, Lost Lagoon Ribbon & Twine & Framelits Chalk Talk Dies all from Stampin' Up, White Gesso, Crystal Light Baubles from Stamping Bella, Seashells from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, G000, G00
Hair - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Wings - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Eyes - BG90, BG93, BG96
Dress - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Lips - RV32, RV34
Starfish - YR14, YR18
Anchor - C2, C3, C5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep popping over to the Faery Ink blog all the month to see the fabulous projects from the rest of the DT.

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!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Bunny and Basket from Di's Digi Stamps, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers & Scrambled Eggs both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Sending Messages Create & Celebrate Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Pretty In Pink (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Bon Voyage Old Swedish Lace Die from Magnolia, Hearts Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Clouds Dies & Egg Die both from Papertrey Ink, Viewmaster Die 6002/0457 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Hat - G40, G43, G82, G24
Dress - V20, V22, V25, V28
Leggings - G40, G43, G46
Shoes - E35, E37, E39
Bows - Y21, Y23, Y26
Basket & Bunny - E31, E33, E35
Flowers - Y32, Y3, Y38, R30, R32
Eggs - R30, R32, Y21, BV02, BV04, YR02, YR04, B21, B23
Grass - G20, G05, G46, G17, 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 Di's Digi Designs 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?!

Art by MiRan March Progressive Challenge

Good evening and welcome to another fabulous progressive challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. 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
Come and Get It Challenge #108 Favourite Technique (Copic Colouring and using dies)

Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Sally from Art by Miran

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & So Saffron both from Stampin' Up, Back to Basics IV Patterned Papers from Dovecraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Gems from Poundland, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page from Martha Stewart, Washing Line Happy Birthday Die from Tattered Lace, Delicate Daisies Complete & Open Petals Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Eyes - YG95, YG97, YG99
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26
Purple - V20, V22, V25, V28
Shoes - E31, E33, E35

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 find out how you can join in the challenge too!

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...


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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, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Patterned Paper Pack from Joy Crafts

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Butterfly 2 Pcs Dies 6002/0390, Flower Frame Dies 6002/0459,Vintage Flourishes Flowers Die 6003/0066 & Postage Stamps Dies 6002/0324 all from Joy Crafts, Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Spring Brads from DCWV

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67
Leaves - YG13, YG17
Peach Flowers - YR00, YR61, YR02
Yellow Flowers - Y11, Y15, Y19
Flower Centres - E49
Butterfly - YR14, YR16, YR18

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

You can also pop by and join in our Facebook Group Challenges too.

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...