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In The Pink Challenge #93 For A Child or Baby

Good Morning and welcome to another challenge from In The Pink. I can't believe how quickly the last 2 weeks have flown by! This fortnight our challenge is to make a card or project for a child or a baby. Now for those of you who know me personally, you will know that I don't do babies (psst they scare me! LOL), so I went with making a card suitable for a child instead.


I used a gorgeous image from Mari's Digis and used some of my new patterned papers from Lemoncraft. I will blame Tracy Payne for this purchase as she got a load of these gorgeous papers in for her workshop that I went to last weekend and had to have them (and lots of other papers too!).

Anyway here she is....


Recipe:
Stamps: B18 Happy Birthday from Mari's Digis
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Basic Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Stars Border Punch …

All Dressed Up New Release - Looking Good

Good evening and welcome to my post for the new release image from All Dressed Up. I hope you have been loving all these new images from Wendy again this month and all the fabulous projects the DT have been making with them all.

I used the fabulous Looking Good for my card and went with a bright, funky design. She looks so much better in her workout gear than I do in my all black ensemble for my zumba classes LOL


Recipe:
Stamps: Looking Good from All Dressed Up, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black & Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon (Retired), Lucky Limeade Ribbon (Retired), Melon Mambo Ribbon Brights Buttons & Neutrals Buttons all from Stampin' Up, A2 Curved Borders One Dies from Spellbinders
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair & Bottoms - C3, C5, C7, C9 Pink - Rv14, RV1…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #246 Pearls

Good Morning and welcome to my latest DT post for The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is to use pearls - easy, right?! I decided to make a nautical card using some of my bits from the latest Craft Box (need to actually use these things rather than just stroke and drool over them LOL). I used the gorgeous Pretty Little Sailor for my card and my new shape art template from Dutch Doobadoo as well.



Recipe:
Stamps: Pretty Little Sailor from The Paper Shelter, Seashore Sentiments from Joy Crafts
Papers: Pacific Point & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Prima Patterned Papers from The Craft Box April Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Pacific Point from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Square Card Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Pearls from Doodlebug, Inverted Corner Punch (Retired) & Pacific Point Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Wooden Shapes from The Craft Box April Edition
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E51, E53, …

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Gabbie Swan Princess

So how are you loving all the new releases from Faery Ink this month?! I love them all! For my inspiration post this month, I am using the gorgeous Gabbie Swan Princess. I was a bit stuck for ideas on colours and in the end decided on a monochromatic colour combo with a touch of orange (for the swan's beak and feet).

I do think swans are really very graceful birds and spotted two the other morning on my way to work, eating the grass near the roundabout not far from the end of my road. There is a little stream that I cross just before the mini roundabout, so I guess they had swum down that to the fresh patch of grass for breakfast! Shame my phone was in the boot of my car otherwise I would have stopped to take a photo.

Anyway here is my card using another of my new templates from Dutch Doobadoo...


This card is also for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 16 Tic-Tac-Toe(I used Sentiment-Lace-Flower) Crafty Catz Challenge #321 Add Lace Brown Sugar Challenge #195 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create …

Di's Digi Challenge - Pastel Colours

Good Morning! I am so looking forward to this weekend after another busy work at work. The school year is slowly coming to a close, so there is heaps and heaps to get ready and completed in the next 3 months, but that time will fly by and before we know it, the end of the school year will be upon us! Those of you who work in schools will know what I mean about the summer term being the busiest of the whole year.

Anyway onto my card...This fortnight, Di's Digi Designs Challenge is to use pastel colours. I used the adorable Floral Fairy Delight, which you can actually find here in the sale section of Di's Downloads website at the bargain price of $1.50.


Recipe:

Stamps: Floral Fairy Delight from Di's Digi Stamps, Magical Mini Letter Seals from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz & Twitterpatted DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge Anything Goes

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from theArt By MiRan Facebookteam. This challenge is our monthly Anything Goes challenge and the optional theme this time is music. I used the cute Jammin' Jayden for my card and added lots of musical notes around him.


Recipe:

Stamps: Jammin' Jayden from Art by MiRan, Grunge Me & Boy Basics: Rock On both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Colours Character Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink

Inks: Marina, Mist, Crumb Cake & Blue Bayou (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rick Rack Die from Papertrey Ink, Music Notes Embossing Folder from Crafts Too

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Eyes - E25, E27, E29
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B99
Hoodie - B91, B21, B34
Shoes - E84, E87, E89
Ipod & Headphones - W5, W7,…

Alicia Bel New Release - Faery Attentive

Good Afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new releases fromAlicia Bel. I chose to use this gorgeous fairy, for my project. I decided to  make a large gift tag for a change, as tags are not something I actually make very often. I chose some bright, glittery papers and used these as a basis for my colours. I do think it came out really cute!


This tag is also for Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #301 Winged Things Crafting When We Can Challenge #117 Birthday Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #162 Female Birthdays Crafting With Friends Challenge #19 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #195 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Faery Attentive from Alicia Bel, Birthday Bash Sentiments from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party both from Stampin' Up, Stampers' Select White from Papertrey Ink, Fun Fair Patterned Papers from Trimcraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon &…

Conie Fong New Release - Moonflower Lullaby

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release image from Conie Fong. This month Conie has released some fabulous images and I got to work with the beautiful Moonflower Lullaby. I really do love these gorgeous girls that Conie keeps releasing!

I went for a pink and yellow combo this time and love how this one came out. I used the shading background technique that Faye Wynn-Jones taught me the other weekend and I love how the soft pink just sets the image off.


This card is also for  Deep Ocean Challenge #127 Dots and/or Stripes (I got the dots!) Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #68 Cute As A Button Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #62 Feminine Little Miss Muffet Challenge #136 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #138 Buttons
Recipe:

Stamps: Moonflower Lullaby from Conie Fong, Thank You Tabs 1 from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: So Saffron, Melon Mambo & Flirtatious DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mam…

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway - Autumn Rose Dragonfly Fae

Good Morning! Are you ready for another fabulous one day fae giveaway from Faery Ink? Every month Amanda gives away a fabulous image free, but it is only available for one day, so make sure you head on over to the Faery Ink site and find out how to get ahold of this month's gorgeous fae.

And here is the beautiful Autumn Rose Dragonfly Fae...


Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Rose Dragonfly Fae from Faery Ink
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon (Retired), Always Artichoke, Gumball Green (Retired), Brights DSP Stack (Retired), Elegant Soiree DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Circle Delight Dies, Circle Nestabilities & Create A Daisy Dies all from Spellbinders, Tiny Tattered Florals Dies from Tim Holtz@Sizzix, Doo Hickey Bon Voyage Dragonflies Dies from Magnolia, Thank You Dies from Creative Dies, Diamond Stickles, Gems fr…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Squirrel and Toadstool

Good Morning and welcome to my last Ching-Chou Kuikpost of the month. This time I am sharing a gorgeous image with you that I only recently found in the store. I swear every time I go to choose which image to use for my DT projects I find new images I have never seen before, and not the new releases either! This woodland witch is called Squirrel and Toadstool and I just had to do her in forestry colours of green and brown.


This card is also for Love to Scrap Challenge #76 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #306 Anything Goes Crafting From This Heart Challenge #108 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl Challenge Any Image 613 Avenue Create Challenge #172 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Squirrel and Toadstool from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamps from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, To The Nines DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke both …

The East Wind New Release Ajna

Good Afternoon and welcome to my post for the new release from The East Wind. I used the gorgeous Ajna for my card and used lots of goodies from the April Craft Box to come up with this colour combo.

I also put my Copic classes with Faye to good use for the hair on this one and actually love how it came out. you can still see all the flicks (or most of them anyway!)


This card is also for Creative Inspirations Challenge #249 Your Favourite Things (pink, pretty die cuts and embellishments as well as gorgeous images) Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #17 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz April Challenge Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #107 Anything Goes Petal Lu Challenge #12 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Ajna from The East Wind
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Soft Sky both from Stampin' Up, Prima Patterned Papers from The Craft Box (Not sure which collection though!), Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Oval Die…

Alicia Bel Inspiration Post & Tutorial

Good Morning and welcome to an inspiration post from me for Alicia Bel. I decided to do a quick tutorial today to create a mermaid in a fishbowl card!

When finished it will look something like this....


You will need some cardstock, patterned papers, a mermaid digi (I used the gorgeous Beautiful Little Mermaid for my project), some sea life themed dies, acetate sheet, fish bowl template, glitter card and a sentiment stamp, along with your favourite colouring card and medium. (I do change my mind about what I am using as I make this card, so not all of the items in the photo were used and I added extras too!)


Start off by drawing round the fish bowl template, scoring the lines in the centre as well.

Draw round the 3rd sized layer on what will be the front side of your card and cut out with a craft knife. 

Draw round the second layer in a different colour cardstock for the inside.

Draw round the third layer again but this time on to patterned paper (I used the Under The Sea Paper Bloc fr…

The East Wind Challenge #53 Make Something 3D

Good Morning and welcome to my post for  the new challenge from The East Wind. This time we are challenging you to make something 3D or to add many layers to your project.

I used the gorgeousLucy Loo Snow Queen and finally made a bow card! It is absolutely huge and has so many layers to it! Love it, but if I did another one I wouldn't add the mats under the patterned paper layers as that made it a bit too bulky and therefore the loops wouldn't fold over so easily.


This card is also for Through The Purple Haze's Challenge #99 Layers Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #135 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #14 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #13 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Lucy Loo Snow Queen from The East Wind
Papers: Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Silver Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Frosty Christmas from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers, S…

Becka B Challenge #3 Curvalicious

Good Morning and welcome to my GDT post for BeckaB Challenge Blog. This month our challenge is called Curvalicious, so we want to see lots of curved edges on your cards and projects!

I used the gorgeous Faery Emma from The Paper Shelter for this one and created some curved and wavy edges using the A2 Borders One Dies from Spellbinders. Becka also has several other sets from Spellbinders in her store to create different borders. These are definitely on my wishlist!


Recipe:
Stamps: Faery Emma from The Paper Shelter, Tiny Tags & Butterfly Kisses both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Daydream Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: A2 Curved Borders Dies from Spellbinders, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Layered Scalloped Posy Dies from Heartfelt Creations, Heart-2-Heart #7 D…

ABC GDT Post F is for Fancy Folds

Good Morning and welcome to my second GDT post for The ABC Challenge Blog. This fortnight the challenge is F for Fancy Folds and I did a nice quick and easy fold - a twisted easel, using a gorgeous image from Aurora Wings, the sponsor for this challenge. This was an image that Mitzi drew especially for the Bluewater fundraiser through Kit and Clowder last year and I just had to use her! Love all things mermaid!


Recipe:
Stamps: Bluewater Fundraiser Image (No name that I can find) from Aurora Wings, Seashells by the Seashore from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey (Retired) & Pumpkin Pie both from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Bermuda Bay & Pumpkin Pie both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) & Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim both from Stampin' Up, Catch A Wave Die from MFT, Seashore Elements Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Under The Sea Shells Die 6002/0329 & Bubbles …

In The Pink Challenge #92 Use Pearls

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you to use pearls and of course lots of pink!

I used one of my new purchases, a C.C.Designs stamps, which I don't think I have ever used one of before, but I bought a few in the Bunny Zoe closing down sale, so I have a few new stamps to ink up now. Isn't she just adorable though?!


This card is also for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #4 Pastel Colours A Gem of A Challenge #166 Don't Be A Square Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #127 Your Favourite Colour Aud Sentiments Challenge #153 Anything Goes Crafty Ribbons Challenge #148 Different Shaped Card
Recipe:
Stamps: Marieta from C.C.Designs, Banner Sentiments from Joy Crafts
Papers: Stampers' Select White from Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Patterned Papers from Studio Light and Decotime, Circle Card Blank from Anita's
Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon and Lace …

The Paper Shelter Challenge #244 Flowers Everywhere

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week we would like to see flowers on your card or projects. You can include flowers in the image, on your patterned papers or as embellishments as long as we can them!

I used the gorgeous stamp, The Huntress, for my card and added some pink die cut flowers to the card as well. Love this image. She is just so pretty!


This card is also for Inspiration Destination Challenge #81 Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #300 Girly and Pretty  Creative Moments Challenge #91 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #13 Anything Goes with a twist of making it girly Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #67 Die Cuts or Punches
Recipe:
Stamps: The Huntress from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Marina Mist, Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up, Craft Collection Patterned Papers from Papermania, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Rick Rack …

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - When You Are Gone

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps. This week I am sharing with you one of the newer released images,When You Are Gone. Love the skirt on this fairy and for a change I kept this card fairly clean and simple, so that the image really stood out.


This card is also for Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #14 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #18 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #319 Hobbies/Interests(I collect fairy figurines, mostly Jasmine Becket-Griffith ones, but have lots of fairy stuff around the bedroom LOL) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #171 Anything Goes Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #355 Patterns
Recipe:
Stamps: When You Are Gone from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sending Messages from Joy Crafts
Papers: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Stampers' Select White from Papertrey Ink, A Walk In The Park Patterned Papers from Echo Park, French Lavender Capsule Patterned Papers from Papermania, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Handsom…