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Alicia Bel Inspiration Post

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Alicia Belfor this month. For something different I used the adorableGothic Hamlet and made a steampunk styled card. Even though he is not a specifically steampunk image, I thought he worked really well for this style.


Recipe:
Stamps: Gothic Hamlet from Alicia Bel
Papers: Bermuda Bay & Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Gold Mirror Card from Dovecraft, Patterned Papers from Studio Light, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Sentiments One D-Lites Dies from Spellbinders, Heart Cogs Dies & Steampunk Corner Die all from La-La Land Crafts
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E71, E74, E77 Eyebrows - E74, E77 Eyes & Candle - BG53, BG57 Trousers - E55, E57, E59 Hat, Boots & Waistcoat - E84, E87, E89 Shirt - E50, E51, E53, E55 Cane - E57, E59 Cape, Hat Ribbon & Cane Handle - BG13, BG15, BG18 Skull - C00, C1, C2
Ground - W00, W3, W5
Shadow - C1

And that's a…

In The Pink Challenge #95 1-2-3

Good Morning and welcome to my final post for the In The Pink Challenge. I have decided to step down from this design team to give myself a break and a change. This time of year is always really busy for me at school and I just haven't got as much time as I would like to do everything I want to do, so unfortunately I am going to be leaving a few of the design teams I am on over the next couple of months.

This fortnight's challenge is called 1-2-3, so we want to see you use 1 of something, 2 of something and 3 of something else all the while keeping your project as pink as possible.

Here's mine using a gorgeous image from Janna Prosvirina. My 1-2-3 are 1 image, 1 sentiment, 2 dies used, 2 trims, 3 gems in the corner, 3 gems on the crown die and 3 patterned papers used. Easy!


This card is also for [PIN]spirational Challenge #166 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #87 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #156 Anything Goes with a Sentiment Creative Knockouts Challe…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #250 Make It Digital

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Make It Digital, so we want to see something digital on your project. It could be a digital image, digital papers, a digital sentiment or digital colouring. Let your imagination fly!

I used the gorgeous digital imageSpring Style for my card and went for a slightly bigger than normal size so I could add lots of pretty embellishments to it. I had to go for my favourite colour combo (at the minute anyway!) of pink and aqua with a soft brown. I attempted more of a shabby chic style with this card too and love how it looks. Should try it more often!

And I found some new, unopened embellishments too - the ribbon and pearl flowers are all from Cuddly Buddly. No idea how long I have had them, but they hadn't been opened at all! Ooops. I bet have I have a lot more stuff like that too!


This card is also for Fairytale Challenge #144 For Girls Only Deep Ocean Challenge #129 …

Faery Ink New Release Ophelia in Wonderland - White Rabbit

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new release of another fabulous image from Faery Ink. This month it is time for another of my favourite fairytales. This time, Alice in Wonderland. I had this hardback book with an orange cover as a child and I must have read it like a million times. I loved it! Not read it for a while, but I did go and see the stage version a couple of years ago and it was utterly fantastic!

Anyway here is my version of Ophelia in Wonderland - White Rabbit. Now I know the White Rabbit is supposed to be white, but when I did her hair as white she just looked like an old lady (I think I did too much grey to be honest!), so I turned her hair black instead.


This card is also for Come and Get It Challenge #119 Ribbons and Charms 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #117 Anything Goeswith the optional twist (I used square, Birthday & Doodling) Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #189 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #16 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbrea…

Donna Marie's Facebook Colouring Competition

I have been meaning to do this blogpost for ages, but have never got around to it until today! A little while ago I joined Donna-Marie's Colouring Facebook Group and Donna was doing a competition using one of Moonflower's gorgeous digis designed especially for the group. As a lover of all things fairy (which I'm sure you all know of by now!), I jumped at the chance to grab this gorgeous image.


Recipe:
Stamps: Fairy on Toadstool from Moonflower Digi Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (Retired), Pear Pizzazz, Twitterpatted DSP (Retired), Comfort Cafe DSP (Retired) & Summer Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Flourishes Leaf Die 6003/0032, Vintage Flourishes Butterfly Die 6003/0023 & Butterfly 2 pcs Dies 6002/0390 all from Joy Crafts, Layered Scalloped Posy Dies from Creative Expressions, Mushroom Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Diamond Stickl…

Conie Fong New Release - Sitting Pretty on Mushroom

Good Morning and welcome to my new release post for Conie Fong. This month Conie sent me this absolutely gorgeous fairy image, Sitting Pretty on Mushroom, to use. Now, I just love my fairies and this one is no exception! Isn't she just beautiful?

I decided to go for some pastel colours and did something out of the ordinary for me! I didn't do my flowers in their usual symmetrical layout. I'm a little OCD about that, but thought I would just do a mish mash of different flowers this time and really like the different look. I still wanted to add some more to balance them out, but managed to resist...LOL

This card is also for  Crafting With Friends Challenge #21 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #325 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #199 Anything Goes Aloha Friday Challenge #72 Fairytale/Fantasy Noor Design UK Challenge 18 Spring Flowers Recipe:
Stamps: Sitting Pretty on Mushroom by Conie Fong
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Afternoon Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Sta…

Di's Digi Challenge - One For The Boys

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at Di's Digis. This fortnight we are challenging you to make a card for  one of the boys (or men)! I used the adorable Kick Off Ted, which can be found on this page on the Di's Digi Stamps website.

As it is Father's Day early in June here in the UK, I thought I would make my Father's Day card early in my dad's favourite football team colours!

This card is also for  Our Crafty Corner Challenge #9 Anything Goes Classic Design Team Challenge #2 Anything Goes Creative Ladybirds Challenge #15 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #15 Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge F for Furry Friends
Recipe:
Stamps: Kick Off Ted from Di's Digi Stamps, Fillable Frames #4 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White & Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up
Inks: Pacific Point from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Pacific Point Ribbon (Retired) & Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) bo…

Art by MiRan Facebook Anything Goes Challenge for May

Good evening and welcome to my post for the new challenge at Art by MiRan's Facebook Group. As always, our second challenge of  the month is an anything goes challenge and this month's twist to make a shaped card. No squares or rectangles allowed!

I used this gorgeous image, Sweet Claire, and one of my shape art templates from Dutch Doobadoo for this card, which is going to my best friend's daughter for her birthday next week.

This card is also for  Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #109 Just Us Girls Friday Fussy & Fancy Challenge #164 Dies and/or Punches Polkadoodles Challenge Week 20 Birthday Celebrations Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #34 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #86 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Claire from Art by MiRan, Birthday Bash Sentiments & Make A Wish Additions both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Whisper White & Best Year Ever DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending C…

All Dressed Up New Release - Gaming Boy

Good Afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new release from All Dressed Up. you may have seen these new stamps already around blog land and in theAll Dressed Up etsy store, but here is mine! I got to use the fab Gaming Boy for my card and this image is just perfect for those teen boy cards!

I used some bright colours and kept the designs fairly simple, adding a few stamped images of game console controllers and a few buttons.

This card is also for 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #176 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #15 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #138 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #20 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Gaming Boy from All Dressed Up, Boy Basics: Game On from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pacific Point, Soft Suede & Junior Varsity DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Real Red & Soft Suede all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Bright Buttons fro…

The East Wind New Release - Lucy Loo The Wicked Queen

Good Morning everyone and welcome to a new release project from me for The East Wind. Unky has released some gorgeous new images this month and I got to work with the gorgeous Lucy Loo Wicked Queen. She reminded me of Regina, the Evil Queen from Once upon A Time, so I used Regina's colouring of pale skin and black hair for her.

I didn't really have any wicked related sentiments so went with a generic live, laugh, dream one instead.


This card is also for Inky Chicks Challenge #67 Anything But Square Combined With Your Favourite Stamp(I don't have a favourite stamp, but this was my favourite from the new releases from The East Wind) Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Petal Lu's Challenge #14 Anything Goes Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #188 Ribbon or Lace 613 Avenue Create's Challenge 176 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Lucy Loo The Wicked Queen, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley,
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black & Love Letter DSP (Ret…

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Flow Followers

Good Morning and welcome to my last Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Postfor this month. I decided to use the gorgeous Flow Followers for this card and just had to use my turtle die too! Wondered when I would get to use this one! I went for a blue and green theme with a touch of purple too and I totally love it!

I also tried a newish skin combo and had BV23 as the darkest shade and I really do like the deeper shading without it being too heavy. Thanks to Faye Wynn-Jones for this combo!


This card is also for Crafty Girlz May Challenge Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl's May Any Image Challenge Love To Scrap Challenge #78 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #312 Anything Goes Copic UK's Skin Challenge on Facebook
Recipe:
Stamps: Flow Followers from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Seashore Sentiments from Joy Crafts
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore (Retired), Gable Green (Retired) & Kaleidoscope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks…

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway - Maggie Daisy Fae

Good Morning and welcome to this month's One Day Giveaway from Faery Ink. This month's gorgeous image is called Maggie Daisy Fae - isn't she just fabulous?!


This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #109 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge Dies and Punches Spellbinding Stamps Challenge Girly A Gem of A Challenge #169 Flowers Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #34 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Maggie Daisy Fae from Faery Ink, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired), Rich Razzleberry Prints DSP (Retired), Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Drop Border Die from CArt-Us, Sunflower Dies 6002/0452 & Around With Butterflies Dies 6002/0322 both from Joy Crafts, Diamond Stickles
Copics Used: Skin - E50, E53, E21, R…

The East Wind Challenge #57 Tic-Tac-Toe

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at The East Wind. This fortnight our challenge is a tic-tac-toe one and if you are not familiar with these challenges, all you need to do is choose a row or column and use all the elements from the squares in that row or column on your project! Easy peasy!

Here is the board. I chose the middle row of Flowers - The East Wind Image - Hearts along with the gorgeous Aurora Prayerimage. Isn't she just beautiful?!


And my card... This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #93 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #155 Anything Goes With A Sentiment Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #19 Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge #251 Shape It Up
Recipe:
Stamps: Aurora Prayer from The East Wind, Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Greenhouse Gala DSP (Retired) & Everyday Enchantment DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card …

Faery Ink's 13th Birthday Giveaway

Good Morning and welcome to a very special post from me. Today is Faery Ink's 13th Birthday! I can't believe I only really discovered Faery Ink a couple of years ago and now I am part of their fabulous DT. I just love all the images that Amanda keeps creating each month and I am sure you will love the image for today's special giveaway.

Here is the fabulous Lahla Unicorn Girl and I just had to coloured her fabulously long hair in rainbow colours! (Made it easier than trying to get all my flicks in too! But shhh don't tell!). I also found this untouched pad of papers all in rainbow colours too! Isn't she just gorgeous?!

This card is also for Unicorn Challenge #9 Spotty Dotty (I have some spotty paper and did a background of dots too) Through The Purple Haze Challenge #101 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #20 Anything Goes Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #5 Use Your Favourite Technique (Copic Colouring) The Crafty Addicts Challenge #15 Anything Goes
Recipe:

In The Pink Challenge #94 Happy Anything

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you make a project for Happy Anything, so that could be birthday, anniversary, wedding day or just simply be happy! And of course don't forget to use LOTS of pink!


I went for It's A Happy Day and used one of my new digi stamps from Digital Delights - love the hippy 60s style of her outfit!


Recipe:
Stamps: Fairy Flower Power Daisy from Digital Delights, Happy Day from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Blushing Bride, Rose Red & Chocolate Chip all from Stampin' Up, Garden Roses Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Blushing Bride & Rose Red both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Frame Circle Die LR0112 & Butterflies Dies LR0158 both from Marianne Design, Edge Side Die 6002/0260 & Circle With Flower Die 6002/0460 both from Joy Crafts, Gems from …

Conie Fong Inspiration Post - Yuki

Good Morning and welcome to an inspiration post from me for Conie Fong. This time I have used the adorable Yuki, which you can find in the Conie Fong Art store. I used one of my new swing card templates from Dutch Doobadoo for the base and some pretty floral papers to match the colours of her dress.

I took several photos from different angles as this card shape was hard to show in just one!

From one side...

A laid back front view...

From the front/side view...

Recipe:
Stamps: Yuki from Conie Fong
Papers: Pool Party, Bushing Bride, Real Red & Wild Wasabi all from Stampin' Up, White from stash, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Winter Pastels Patterned Papers from Marianne Designs
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Fancy Oval Die 6002/0258 from Joy Crafts, Swing Card Art 5 Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Cherry Blossom Dies, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies & Cascadia Butterfly Trio Dies all from Memory Box, Frame Circle Dies LR0112 from Marianne Designs
Copics Used: Skin - E000…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #248 - Lace & Crafting By Designs GDT Post

Good Morning and welcome to a combined post for a couple of challenges today. First up is the new challenge from The Paper Shelterwhich is to use lace and the second one I was invited to be a GDT for and that is theCrafting By Designs Challenge blog, whose challenge is to be pink and girly. Fabulously easy to do for both!

I chose to use the gorgeous Daisies in Paradise, one of the newer releases from The Paper Shelter and went with an all pink colour scheme.


Recipe:
Stamps: Daisies in Paradise from The Paper Shelter, Magical Mini Letter Seals from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake & Sweet Always 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 (On her wings, but it doesn't show up in the photo!), Pink Wink of Stella
Accessories: Lace & Gems from Poundland, Loop de Loop II Die from Papertrey Ink, Ribbon from local market, Orion Dies from Creative Expressio…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - It's All About Love

Good Morning and welcome to an inspiration from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week the DT are making monochrome cards in either pink or blue and I just had to use pink of course! I am also using the gorgeousIt's All About Lovestamp and went for a very dramatic hair colour combo this time! I love it!


This card is also for Craft Your Passion Challenge #311 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #63 Three of A Kind Aloha Friday Challenge #71 Girly Cards Crafty Catz Challenge #323 Female Only Fussy & Fancy Challenge #163 Birthdays
Recipe:
Stamps: It All About Love from Ching-Chou Kuik, Think Big Favorites #12 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Melon Mambo, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) & Flirtacious DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Scalloped Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland

Copics Us…

Faery Ink New Release - Destiny as Tinman

Good Morning and welcome to my project for the new release from Faery Ink this month. Last month Amanda released Destiny in Oz - Dorothy with Toto (from the Wizard of Oz), which I just had to have and this month she also released Destiny as Tinman! Eeek I love the Wizard of Oz! Keep your fingers crossed that some more Wizard of Oz images will be released soon!

Now this project is a work in progress. I am going to make 4 or 6 5 inch squares, depending on how many images Amanda releases, all the same style, each in a different colour of the rainbow. I am going to hang them on the wall with the sentiment, There's No Place Like Home in the centre!


And here is my Dorothy and Toto one in blue this time...
Aren't they just gorgeous images together...

This project is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #111 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #20 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #101 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #137 Anything Goes Creative Knoc…