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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!


This card is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #118 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #80 Anything Goes Crafting When We Can #122 Any Occasion 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #182 Anything Goes Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #132 Hip To Be Square
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 Unlimit…

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, B…

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: Sk…

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 (Reti…

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 …

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
Se…

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 (Ret…

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 …

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 B…

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,…

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 6002/0…

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 Maidfor 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…

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, O…

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 fromCrafty Sentimentsis 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: D…

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 Totoand 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...
This project is also for Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #131 Anything But A Card Unicorn Challenge #10 Inspired by a Children's Story Crafty Catz Challenge #328 Animal Magic Come and Get It Challenge Weird/Whimsical 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #180 Anything Goes
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 Car…

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!).


This card is also for Inspiration Destination's Challenge #89 Anything Goes Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #21 Anything Goes Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #111 Use A Die Cut Alphabet Challenge H is for Hand Coloured Image Creative Fingers Challenge #111 Anything Goes
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 …

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 Hereand made a pink card with her rather than using Autumn colours, although I think she would look gorgeous in greens, browns and oranges too.


This card is also for Corrosive Challenge #6 Lots of Layers Sweet Stampin' Challenge Lots of Layers Allsorts Challenge Week 367 Fancy Ribbons and Bows Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #12 Happy Birthday Creative Knockouts Challenge #145 Fancy Flourishes
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 Win…

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!


This card is also for Aud Sentiments Challenge #157 Under The Sea & A Sentiment Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #35 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #95 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #315 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Smug Little Mermaid from Alicia Bel, Seashore Sentiments from Joy Crafts
Papers: Tempti…

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 storeto find absolutely tons of gorgeous ones!

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


This card is also for  The Crafty Addicts Challenge #17 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #17 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Week 23 Add A Sentiment Our Crafty Corner Challenge #10 Anything Goes Aurora Wings Challenge #39 A Touch of Class
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 b…

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 blogand 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: Silv…

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.


This card is also for Live & Love Crafts Challenge #48 to use their sketch Crafting With An …

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.


This card is also for Deep Ocean Challenge #130 Our Feathered/Furry Friends Southern Girls Challenge Layers Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #139 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge Week 399 The Great Ou…