Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog. This time our challenge is an anything goes one and you don't have to use an image from Crafty Sentiments, although we would love to see you use one if you have one!

I used the gorgeous Annabel - Summertime for this challenge and used some different colours from my usual palette of pinks, aqua and purples! I do love this combo though! Always great to try out new ones!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Annabel - Summertime from Crafty Sentiments, Dreamy Days from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited

Inks: Hello Honey (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Lost Lagoon Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from stash, No End Borders Dies 6002/0479 from Joy Crafts, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Flowers from Amazon

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E53, E11, YR20, R11
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E79
Eyes - E43, E44
Dress - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Flowers - Y32, Y35, Y38, RV32, RV34
Cat - C00, C2
Grass - G02, G40, G43, G21, G85
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG0000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?!

Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I chose to use the gorgeous Nostalgia digi stamp from the Oriental Japanese Mermaids Set. Isn't she just gorgeous?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Nostalgia from the Oriental Japanese Mermaids Set from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It n Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Botanical Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160 & Vintage Flourishes Leaf Die 6003/0046 both from Joy Crafts, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E50, E21, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes & Hairpins - YG95, YG97, YG99
Peach - YR20, YR01, YR02, YR04
Pink - R43, R32, RV13
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Tail - YG11, YG23, YG05
Sky - T4, T6, B60, B63
Sea & Bubbles - B02, B05
Moon - Y11
Pagoda - R17
Background - B60, B63

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 to check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge, Lace and Pearls, whilst you are there?!

The Paper Shelter Challenge #254 Birthday Girl

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for The Paper Shelter. This week we are challenging you to make a project for a birthday girl! Nice and easy and with so many gorgeous images to choose from in The Paper Shelter store, you are just spoilt for choice!

I used the beautiful Sunshine for this card and added her to my Sweet Paris papers and trims, which have the most gorgeous of colours!


Recipe:

Stamps: Sunshine from The Paper Shelter, Sweet Little Sentiments from Clearly Besotted, Fancy Flourishes from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Sweet Paris Papers from Dovecraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copics Markers

Accessories: Sweet Paris Lace & Ribbon both from Dovecraft, Flowers & Glitter Stamens all from Wild Orchid Crafts, Frame & 3 Corners Dies 6002/0356 & Ornate Border Die 6002/0357 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Hat - E30, E33, E35, E37
Dress - R21, R20, R22, R24
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Shoes - R20, R22, R24, E30, E33
Flowers - R11, R81, R83, YR30, YR31
Ground - E40, E41, E42, E43

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're there?!

Conie Fong Inspiration Post - Tori The Dragon Birthday Girl

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Conie Fong Art & Design. Today I am sharing with you the cute Tori the Dragon. There are a few different images of Tori in the Conie Fong store, but I chose the Birthday Girl as I love the look of that cupcake! Shame I'm not allowed to eat nice things like that anymore unless I am being naughty! LOL

I coloured her up in some nice bright yellow and pinky-purple colours and just about managed to find some matching-ish patterned papers! I usually colour to match the papers, but just coloured this one without thinking of what papers I would use!


Recipe:

Stamps: Tori The Dragon Birthday Girl from Conie Fong, Hey Cupcake from Elzybells, For The Love of Cupcakes from Taylored Expressions

Papers: Daffodil Delight & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Orchid Opulence (Retired), Pretty in Pink (Retired) & Pale Plum (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Cupcake Border Punch from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Yellow on Dragon - Y04, Y06, Y08, Y19
Purple on Dragon - RV63, RV55, V05
Inner Wing & Cupcake Case - V04, V15, V17
Pink Frosting - RV02, RV21, RV23
Chocolate Frosting - E44, E47, E49
Flowers - V04, V06, V09
Ribbon - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Strawberry - R35, R37, YG13, YG17
Floor - E40, E42, E43

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Conie Fong Facebook Group and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the DT this week and why not join in the monthly challenge, Summer Colours, whilst you are there too?!

All Dressed Up New Release Post - Perfect Day

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new releases this month from All Dressed Up. I got to play with the gorgeous Perfect Day image and I love the Venice scene in this one. I tried to keep to the Italian colours of red, green and white for my patterned papers and I think they work really well with this image.

I visited Venice as an 11 year old, but don't think I really appreciated it back then as all I was interested in was feeding the pigeons on St Mark's Square. I would love to go back one day and do the whole city tourist sites properly!


Recipe:

Stamps: Perfect Day from All Dressed Up, Framed Out #4 & #7 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Spring Fling Patterned Papers from Teresa Collins, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red & Sage Shadow (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, R11
Hair - E43, E44, E49
T-Shirt & Red Flowers - R32, R35, R37
Skirt - G21, G24, G28
Moped - R32, R35, R37, R39, T2, Y00, Y02
Wheels - C5, C7, 100
Road - W1, W3, W5
Yellow Flowers - Y13, Y15
Pink Flowers - R20, R22
Leaves - G82, G85
Bouquet Wrapper - Y35, Y38
Gondolas - E23, E25, E27
Water - BG02, BG13, BG07, BG45, BG53, Y00
Bridge - C2, C3, C5
Buildings - E51, E53, E55, E95, E97, E99
Sky - BG10, BG11, Blender Pen

And that's all from me for  this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the All Dressed Up blog and check out all the other new releases this month and why not join in our current challenge whilst you are there too?!

The East Wind Sponsors Markers! Papers! Digis!

Good evening. A really quick post from me before I head off to bed for a slightly early night as I am shattered! Betty Roberts of Simply B Stamps fame has started a new group on Facebook called Markers! Papers! Digis! and Unky, as one of the admins and sponsors, is giving away this fabulous image for free to all members who sign up for the East Wind newsletter.

She is called Mermaid Call and was such fun to colour up! The dotty background did take me a while to do though, probably longer than the rest of the image all together, but was so worth it! LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: Mermaid Call fro The East Wind

Papers: Pacific Point & Tempting Turquoise both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Copics Used:
Skin - G0000, G000, G00, G82
Hair - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Lips - Rv21, Rv13, RV14
Purple - V01, V04, V06, V09
Tail & Top - Y21, Y23, Y26, YR15
Starfish - YR12, YR15, YR18
Conch Shell - YR0000, YR00, YR01, YR02
Shells - YR23, YR26
Pearls - RV55
Seaweed - BG75, BG78
Sea - BG11, BG01, BG02, BG13, BG23, BG45, BG15, BG53, BG72, B02
Bubbles - B00, B02, B04

And that's it from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to sign up for your newsletter from The East Wind for this fabulous image!

Digi Designs Challenge - Summer Is Here

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. This fortnight our challenge is called Summer Is Here, so we want to see some summer related creations. Think beach, ice creams, bikinis, flip flops or like mine a cool glass of freshly squeezed lemonade!

I used the adorable Drinky Mice For Two, which you can find on the mice page just here. I was very surprised to find that I do not have any lemon stamps (well I do really! I have an old Stampin' Up one, but I have no idea where it is. It might be in a box in the attic somewhere, but I wasn't going up there to hunt for it!) nor do I have any lemonade sentiments! Must find some good ones in clear rubber to add to the collection!

Anyway instead of using a lemon stamp, I went with a yellow colour combo.


Recipe:

Stamps: Drinky Mice For Two from Di's Digi Stamps, Playful Pinwheels from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Greenhouse Gala DSP (Retired) & Sunny Garden DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Double Scallop Border Die from MFT, Card Candi from Craftwork Cards, 3D Gloss

Copics Used:
Left Mouse - E30, E31, E33, E35
Right Mouse - E70, E71, E74, E77
Inner Ears - R00, R20, R22
Feet - R00, R01
Left Straw - YG00, YG01, YG03
Right Straw - BG45, BG49
Lemon - Y0000, Y02, Y04, Y06, Y08
Lemonade - Y0000, Y00, Y02
Ground - E41, E42, E43

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?!

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Bon Voyage My Love

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week the DT were asked to include buttons on their projects so I added just a few to the corner for a little accent on my card using the gorgeous Bon Voyage My Love. I love this nautical themed image!

I kept to shades of blue and added some nautical themed wooden pieces from The Craft Box too. I would never normally buy things like this myself, but love that The Craft box gives me things I wouldn't usually have in my stash!


Recipe:

Stamps: Bon Voyage My Love from Ching-Chou Kuik, Seashore Sentiments from Joy Crafts

Papers: Pacific Point & Lost Lagoon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Seashore Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pacific Point & Silver Marker from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Under The Sea Edge Die 6002/0330 from Joy Crafts, Brights & In Colors Buttons (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Twine from Dovecraft, Ribbon & Wooden Shapes all from The Craft Box, Pearls from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B12, B14, B16, B18
Eyes - G21, G24, G28
Top - BG72, BG75, BG78
Pearls - R00
Shells - R01, R02, YR21, YR23, E31, E33
Starfish - YR14, YR16
Heart & Flowers - R14, R17
Leaves - G82, G85
Waves - BG000, BG53, BG57
Ship - E44, E47, E49
Sails - C0
Anchor - C2, C3, C5
Background - BG0000, BG000, BG70, B00, G000

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 to see more fabulous inspiration from the DT and why not join in our challenge, Lace and Pearls, this month too?!


Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of Birthday

Good Afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new Art by MiRan Facebook challenge. Our challenge as always is Anything Goes, but the twist this time is Birthdays, so an easy one to include a birthday sentiment.

I have used the gorgeous Wind Blown this time and used red, gold and black as my colours. Love this colour combo as it is so striking.


Recipe:

Stamps: Wind Blown from Art by MiRan, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Love Letter DSP (Retired) & Moonlight DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Hello Honey Ribbon from Stampin' Up, No End Borders Dies 6002/0479 & Frame With Circles and Swirls Dies 6002/0537 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E00, YR21, R21, R11
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Eyes - G14, G17
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Red - R35, R37, R39
Black Trims - C7, C9
Sun - Y00, Y11, Y21, Y23
Sky - BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG53, BG01, BG02
Bushes & Tree - G21, G24, G28
Wall - W1, W3, W5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT adn why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

The East Wind New Release - Aurora Be The Flower

Good Morning and welcome to my new release project for The East Wind. This month I chose to use this gorgeous image - just look at all that fabulous long flowing hair!

I ended up with a monochromatic colour combo completely by accident as the RVs I chose ended up being more purple than I remembered. I was going for a pink dress/top! But...a happy accident it turned out to be as I love it!


Recipe:

Stamps: Aurora Be The Flower from The East Wind

Papers: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired) & Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Victoria Lace from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Amazon, Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls, Tiara Mini Edgeables Die from Crafter's Companion, Base cut with Silhouette Portrait

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, R00, R11, R02
Hair - V91, V93, V95, V99
Lips  - V22, V25
Eyebrows - E77, E79
Eyeshadow & Flower - RV32, RV34
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Bird - V01, BG01, BG02, BG05
Fish - YR07, YR12, YR16
Bubbles - BG01

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the East Wind Blog and check out all the other gorgeous new releases this week and why not join in our challenge whilst you are there too?!

BeckaB Challenge #5 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my final post for the BeckaB Challenge blog. I have decided to step down from this DT as I just don't really have the time at the minute to fully commit to it. Thank you to Becka and Sandra for having as part of the team, albeit for a short time. You are a lovely team to work with!

This month the challenge is Anything Goes - nice and easy right?! I used some of my DT stash on this one - some Graphic 45 papers and the adorable Gardener from Vilda Stamps.



Recipe:

Stamps: Gardener from Vilda Stamps, Flower Garden Sentiments from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Mon Amour Patterned Papers from Graphic 45, Neenah Solar Crest

Inks: Blushing Bride & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Floral 3 Dies LR0107 from Marianne Creatables, Delicate Daisies Complete Petals Die from Creative Expressions, Edge Flowers Die 6002/0315, Roll Up Roses Dies 6002/0472 both from Joy Crafts, Gems from Poundland, Circle, Scalloped Circle, Rectangle & Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities all from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Top - R81, R83, R85
Skirt - B32, B34, B37
Apron - E50, E51, E53, E55
Shoes - YG91, YG93, YG95
Plant Pots - E31, E33, E35
Leaves & Stems - YG21, YG23, YG25
Watering Can & Headband - YG61, YG63, YG67
Shovel - E87, E89, T2, T4, T6
Yellow Flowers - Y11, Y21, Y23, E77
Reddy-Pink Flowers - R30, R32, R35, E57, E59
Pale Pink Flowers - R11, R21, R43, Y13, Y19
Grass - E43, G24, G05, G28, G17

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 fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

The East Wind Challenge #57 You Da Man!

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. This fortnight our challenge is for you to make a man's card. Now you might think would be a bit more challenging without any male images in the East Wind store, but the DT have done a fabulous job of creating a man's card with only female images!

I used the sexy French Maid for a saucy take on a lovey-dovey romance card!


Recipe:

Stamps: French Maid from The East Wind, Back To Basics Alphabet from Stampin' Up

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black & Stacked With Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: None!

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eye - BG05, BG07
Dress - C5, C7, C9, 100
Apron - C1
Red - R35, R37, R39
Spatula & Ground - T4, T6

And that's all from me for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The East Wind Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway for June

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway. Each month Amanda gives her followers and fans a fabulous free digi image and this month's is the gorgeous Fable Tweets.

I have been "trying" to use up some old paper pads before I buy any more, but unfortunately this gorgeous blue and green one crept into my basket at the last workshop I did with Tracy Payne and I just love the citrusy, bright colours.

As I loved the rainbow hair so much that I did last month for Faery Ink's birthday celebrations using Lahla Uni Girl, I thought I would use the same idea with ombre colours this time!


Recipe:

Stamps: Fable Tweets from Faery Ink, Flag Sentiments from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Studio Light, Glitter Roll from The Range, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Oval Nestabilities & Fancy Ovals Dies both from Spellbinders, Star Trail Die from Tonic Studios, Starry Die from Verve Stamps, Aged Aqua Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Winter Wonderland Enamel Dots from Trimcraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Eyes - BG02, BG04, BG06
Nail Polish on Toes - BG57
Lips - R27, R29
Dress, Flip Flops & Bows - YG11, YG13, YG07, YG09
Wings, Dress & Flip Flops Trims- B01, B02, B04, B06
Penguin - Yg16, YG18, C00, C5, C7, C9, R29

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 Facebook page to check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and grab yourself this gorgeous fairy whilst you are there too!


Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Summer

Good Morning and welcome to my very first post for a new design team. I have had to keep schtum about being on this team since April, but as today is my very first official challenge, I can finally announce it!

Today's challenge from Crafty Sentiments is entitled Summer and it looks like summer is finally starting here in the UK; lots of sunshine, warm breezes, no need for a coat in the mornings to work and still some rain! Yep ,typical UK summer!

I used the gorgeous Annabel - Beach Ball for my first card and used the Create & Learn background again to create the beach and sea scene. Now I know how to do this, it is so quick and easy too!


Recipe:

Stamps: Annabel - Beach Ball from Crafty Sentiments, Back Pocket Basics & Signature Series: Flower both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pacific Point, Baked Brown Sugar (Retired), Hello Honey (Retired) & Kaleidoscope DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from Crafts Unlimited

Inks: Daffodil Delight & Hello Honey (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Clouds Dies, Heart-2-Heart #6 Dies & Back Pocket Basics Dies all from Papertrey Ink, Mini Shells Dies from Impression Obsession, Die-Namics Catch-A-Wave Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - YG93, YG95
Red - R14, R17
Yellow - Y18, Y19
Orange - YR14, YR16
Green - YG11, YG13, YG17
Sky - BG000, B00, B12, B14, B16, B18. B39
Sea - BG45, B12, B16
Sand - E81, E53, E84
Shell - YR12, YR14

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

Faery Ink New Release Destiny as Cowardly Lion

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release from Faery Ink. You may remember that Amanda has been releasing her own version of the Wizard of Oz characters (You can find Dorothy with Toto and Tinman in the store already). This month she has released Destiny as the Cowardly Lion! Oh! My! Goodness! Yep I LOVE this image! Loved colouring all that gorgeous mane!

As I am making a whole Wizard of Oz project, my design is the same as my other two, just a different colour this time. Is she just stunning?!


And here all all three that I have done so far...

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Recipe:

Stamps: Destiny as Cowardly Lion from Faery Ink

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Cherish Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Whisper White Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20, R30
Lips - R20, R22
Eyes & Jewels in Crown - G24, G28, G29
Mane - E08, E09, E18, YR18
Tail & Ears - E97, E99
Inner Ears - R20, R30
Heart - R24, R27, R29
Crown & Medal Clip - Y21, Y23, Y26
Leaf - G21, G24, G28, G29, YG23
Dots - G24, G29, E08, E97

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 new releases coming up this month. And why not pop on over to the Faery Ink Facebook Group and join in this month's challenge too.

Conie Fong Inspiration Post - Leilani Mermaid With Lily

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Conie Fong. Today is my inspiration post and I am using the gorgeous Liliana Mermaid.

I thought I would use some bright, more tropical colours for this image and love the pink and purple combo! I also used some new flowers and border dies along with some old retired patterned papers from Stampin' Up (Yep still wading through that huge pile I have!).


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Recipe:

Stamps: Leilani Mermaid With Lily from Conie Fong, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White & Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' UP, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo & Concord Crush (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Brads from stash, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160 from Joy Crafts, On The Edge Clote 13 Die from Crealies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E02, RV21
Hair - V22, V25, V28, BV08
Eyes - YG11, YG13, YG17
Tail - BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Top & Lips - V04, V05, V06
Flowers - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV99
Lily Pad - YG01, YG07, YG09
Water - BG000, BG01, BG53, BG05, BG72

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to our Facebook Group and join in our fabulous Summer Colours Challenge this month.

Ching-Chou Kuik June Challenge - Lace & Pearls

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Ching-Chou Kuik. This month our challenge is a firm favourite of mine - use lace and pearls. And of course we would love to see you use one of Ching-Chou's gorgeous images as well.

I have used the beautiful Autumn's Here and made a pink card with her rather than using Autumn colours, although I think she would look gorgeous in greens, browns and oranges too.


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Recipe:

Stamps: Autumn's Here from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, House of Roses Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Retired) & Sahara Sand Lace both from Stampin' Up, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Pearl Brad from Lillibet, Flowers from Petal Lu, Pearls from The Hobby House, Doohickey Heart Swirl Die from Magnolia, Doily Edge Die 6002/0327 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, E43
Eyes - G14, G17
Dress - R11, R81, R83, R85
Wings - R00, R11, R12
Flowers - Y21, Y23, Y26, E71, E74, E77
Leaves - G94, G99, G82, G85
Background - E50, E51, E53, Blender Pen

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 blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT for the new challenge this month. Hope you can join in too. 


Alicia Bel Thank you and Goodbye

It is with a sad heart that I write this post. Today is the last post for the Alicia Bel Challenge blog. Alicia has decided to close the challenge blog after much deliberation. I have been on the DT since October last year and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it.

For my final DT card (For now anyway. You never know what may happen in the future...) I used the cute Smug Little Mermaid. I thought this sentiment was quite fitting as well as I do hope to see Alicia Bel's challenges back soon in some shape or form. I know as a huge fan of Alicia's stamps, I will be using her images all the time!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Smug Little Mermaid from Alicia Bel, Seashore Sentiments from Joy Crafts

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar (Retired), Blackberry Bliss (Retired), Summer Sunrise (Retired) & Kaleidoscope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Bermuda Bay & Tempting Turquoise both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Edge Die 6002/0330, Bubbles & Seaweed Dien 602/0496 & Octopus Die 6002/0497 all from Joy Crafts, Under The Sea Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Mini Shells Dies from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, YR20, E21, E11, BV23, R11
Hair - V04, V12, V15, V17
Eyes - YG03, YG06
Lips - RV06, RV09
Tail - RV42, RV21, RV13
Crab & Starfish - YR15, YR16, YR18
Pearls & Earring - YR21, YR23
Fork - C3, C5
Sea - BG000, BG10, BG11, BG53, BG01, BG02, BG05, YG00

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and do pop on over to the Alicia Bel Challenge blog and say goodbye to all of the DT.

The Paper Shelter Challenge #252 Add A Sentiment

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is to include a sentiment on your project. Nice and easy right?! We would love to see your projects using The Paper Shelter images as well and you can pop over to the store to find absolutely tons of gorgeous ones!

I used the fabulous The Lady and wanted to create a vintage style card, so lots of soft colours and some lace was called for LOL!


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Recipe:

Stamps: The Lady from The Paper Shelter, Floral Sentiments from Crafter's Companion, Embellishments from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Sky & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Shabby Chic Patterned Papers from Studio Light, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Soft Sky & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Edge Die 6002/0415 from Joy Crafts, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Lace Heart, Lace, Pomegranates & Metal Roses all from Live & Love Crafts, Pearls from The Hobby House, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E00, E21, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E49
Eyes - B91, B93
Hat - E40, E41, E42, E43
Skirt - B91, B41, B21
Lace - B00
Roses - R81, R83
Leaves - G82, G85
Umbrella - E43, E44, B91, B93, B95

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!



Creative Craft Cottage GDT Post - Favourite Colours

Good Morning and welcome to my post. I was recently invited by the lovely Claudia to be the GDT for June for Creative Craft Cottage challenge blog and of course I gladly accepted.

The theme for this challenge is to use your favourite colours and the sponsor is Poppyseed Graphics. I was given the gorgeous Christmas Dreams image to use, which changed my favourite colour combo completely. Now I would normally say my fave combo is something with pink, but for Christmas cards I do love an aqua, white and silver combo. Makes it feel really cold! LOL

And here she is... This image is just stunning and I will have to pop over to the store and pick up a few more!


Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Dreams from Poppyseed Graphics, Christmas Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

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

Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Silver Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Snowflake Sequins from school!, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - BG01, BG02, BG05
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Sleeves - C1, C2, C3
Ground - C0, C1, C3

And that's all from me for this post! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Creative Craft Cottage blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there?!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Izzy Ice Cream

Good afternoon. As it has been half term this week and I have managed to get ahead on all my DT cards for the next week or so, I thought I would have a bit of a play day today and pulled out the gorgeous Izzy Ice Cream from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I thought I would have a go at applying for their GDT position that they are advertising on Facebook.

I love Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, but unfortunately they are not so easily available over here in the UK any more. One store sells them, but doesn't always have the latest releases and I am anxiously waiting for all the new mermaids to appear, so I can order them! Shipping from Canada might just be a tad too expensive, although I will admit I haven't looked into it, but anything over about £18 adds custom fees so ends up being a really expensive purchase!

Anyway...here's my card... I pulled out some of my new dies for this one too.


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Recipe:

Stamps: Izzy Ice Cream & Dandy Lion both from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Soft Sky & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Victorian Medallion Two from Spellbinders, Banner Die from Joanna Sheen, Scroll Edge Die from Sweet Dixie, Heart Border Die form Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - BG01, BG02, BG05
Bow, Shoes, Trim & Sprinkles - BG000, BG01, BG02
Dress & Frosting - RV42, RV21, RV13
Cake - E74, E77

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

Digi Designs Challenge Favourite Colours

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight we are challenging you to use your favourite colour combo on your project. An easy one right?!

You may have guessed, if you have visited my blog before, that my favourite colour is pink. But...my favourite colour combo was so hard to pick. Should I go with pink, white and brown or pink and black or pink and aqua or pink and green?! Oh decisions, decisions, decisions! In the end I settled with pink with brown, green, white and a touch of black LOL

I used the gorgeous Slumber Sunflower Time, but as I coloured the flowers in pink, I like to think that they are pink gerberas instead :P You can find this adorable image and many more mice digis in the mice section of Di's Digi Stamps store.


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Recipe:

Stamps: Slumber Sunflower Time from Di's Digi Stamps

Papers: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake & Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns Patterned Papers from DecoTime, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Shape Art Square from Dutch Doobadoo, Doily from eBay, Happy & Birthday Words Dies both from Clearly Besotted, No End Borders Die 6002/0479 & Sunflower Die 6002/0452 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Flowers - R81, R83, R85, R01, R02, C5, C7, C9
Mice - R21, R22, E41, E42, E43, E44
Ladybird - R24 
Leaves & Stems - YG63, YG67
Grass -YG06, YG17, YG63, YG67
Sky - BG10, BG11, Blender Pen

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Digi Design Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards fro the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

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...