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Di's Digi Designs Challenge Animals Acting Like Humans

Good Morning! Well that's a week of my holiday gone already, but I am very much so looking forward to this week as we are heading off to London to see The Lion King! We have very good seats too, quite close to the front and I can't wait! I have wanted to see this stage show for years and finally had some money spare to pay for these expensive tickets!

Anyway talking of animals,Di's Digi Designs Challengethis week is all about animals acting like humans, so we want to see your images of dogs, cat, bears etc doing things that humans would normally do! I used the adorable Cat and Mouse Cupcake Tower for my card as I have never seen a cat and a mouse carrying a big pile of cupcakes before LOL You can find this cute image on the What's New page of Di's Digi Stamps website.

I have a pad of very bright, glittery papers that are really hard to combine as the colours just don't go with anything else, but they worked really well on this card.


This card is also for The Out…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge Anything Goes

Hello everyone and happy summer! My summer holidays are finally here, so I now have lots more me time, which means lots more crafting time! Yay!

It's time for the new Anything Goes challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team and this month the optional theme is to make your project a girly one! Nice and easy right?! Think pinks, purples, butterflies, flowers, ribbons, lace, anything girly!

I used the gorgeousSpring Blushesfor my card, which I have had printed for ages, but thought she was a bit too big for a card, but I found out she wasn't at all! I do think this hot weather is affecting my Copics though as they wouldn't blend properly on this image at all.


This card is also for Crafting With Friends Challenge #26 Anything Goes Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #169 A Walk In The Garden (OK she's really sitting in the garden, but I think it will count!) Polkadoodles Challenge Week 30 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #143 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challeng…

All Dressed Up 3000 Member Freebie

Good afternoon and welcome to a fabulous event from All Dressed Up. We have reached 3000 members in our Facebook group and to celebrate Wendy is giving away this fabulous image for free!

I thought the time theme was appropriate so pulled out my fairly new set from Clearly Besotted to add some fab sentiments and the clock was on the brown sheet of patterned paper, but I ended up covering it too much, so used another sheet to cut this one out of and added it over the top.


This card is also for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #82 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #322 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 30 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #96 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Time To Celebrate (3000 Member Freebie) from All Dressed Up, It's Your Time from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Curiosity Corner Patterned Papers from Trimcraft, Super Smooth Card from T…

Faery Ink New Release - Ophelia in Wonderland as Alice

Good Morning and welcome to another fantastic release from Faery Ink. This month Amanda also continues her fabulous Ophelia in Wonderland collection and this time it is as Alice. I have been toying with the idea of making a rando scrapbook of my colourings/creations instead of making cards all the time and today I am sharing my first entry.

I had loads of fun making this as the size was a bit bigger and I didn't feel like I had to conform to any sort of sensible card sentiments either. Usually I feel that they have to make sense, so that the card can be used (not that most of mine are as they are all stored in boxes!), but I just kind of went with it today!

I just love how this turned out and will definitely be adding more to this scrapbook.


This project is also for  Crafting From The Heart Challenge #122 Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #20 Anything Goes Scrapbook Stamp Society Ch…

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. I have to admit I almost forgot to do my card for this challenge as it is not my usual week for my team's turn at doing the Paper Shelter challenge, so huge apologies to my teamies for not being on time and a bigger apology to Shirley for being so last minute  with it!

Anyway here's my card using the gorgeous Art Nouveau Bloom. Love this image!


Recipe:
Stamps: Art Nouveau Bloom from The Paper Shelter, Fluttering By from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Lost Lagoon (Retired), Whisper White & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts UK Unlimited, Cardboard Patterns Paper from DecoTime
Inks: Lost Lagoon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & In Colors Sequins (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Leavenworth & Cascadia Butterfly Trio Dies…

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Animals

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments. This week our challenge is animals, so we would love to see you use images of animals on your cards and projects. Suzette has a great range of different animal stamps in the Crafty Sentiments store, so why not head on over there and have a look!

I used the gorgeous Strawberry Delight for my card - a perfect image for summertime, don't you think?


Recipe:
Stamps: Strawberry Delight from Crafty Sentiments, Strawberry Patch Sentiments from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Berry Sweet Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from Craft UK Unlimited
Inks: Basic Black & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks
Accessories: Berry Sweet Strawberry Die 6002/0453 from Joy Crafts, Gems from Poundland, Flowers from stash, Doily from eBay, Old Swedish Lace Die from Magnolia
Copics Used: Bunny - …

Faery Ink New Release Inspiration Post - Lahla Lady Drake

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for one of the fabulous new releases from Faery Ink. This time I have picked to use Lahla Lady Drake. Dragons are a fave fantasy animal of mine, so this image just called my name! LOL

I was stuck for colour ideas as I tend to go for the same ones with dragons and then found these old  papers and thought they would make a change yet still keep to a fairly natural colour scheme.


Recipe:
Stamps: Lahla Lady Drake from Faery Ink
Papers: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz & Spice Cake DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: More Mustard Ribbon (Retired), Neutrals Buttons (Retired) & Pool Party Baker's Twine all from Stampin' Up, Gilded Ovals Dies from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E01, E02, E21, R20 Lips - R20, R21 Hair - E55, E57, E59 Eyes - YG13, YG17 Skirt - BG0000, BG01, BG02, BG11, BG32, BG13, BG15  Bodice - E43, E44, E47 Cloak - YG11, YG61, YG6…

The East Wind and Kit & Clowder 10,000 Event New Release

Yep another post from me for the Kit & Clowder 10, 000 member party. Being on the East Wind DT we got to play with this image, but it was another one I couldn't find my mojo to help me finish yesterday. Luckily she returned to me this morning and I managed to make this card up!

Just how cute is this Super Chunky image?! I coloured her up to look like my kittie Tallulah, who is a Blue British Shorthair and is a blue-ish, purple-ish, grey-ish colour depending on how the light hits her fur!

Here's a fairly recent picture of her, hissing at me telling me she is NOT under any circumstances going to move out of the way, so I can get my crafting stuff out from its little corner of the bedroom!


And here's my Super Chunky who seems to be loving that basket of wool! Just glad I don't knit as well as I know Tallulah would eat all the wool up! LOL

This card is also for Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #38 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbrea…

All Dressed Up and Kit & Clowder Event Special Digi Release

Good afternoon and welcome to an extra special post from me today. This weekend Alyce Keegan from Kit & Clowder is celebrating her 10,000 member milestone and All Dressed Up were asked to join in. Wendy has designed a fabulous image which you can get for free by following the links in this photoon Facebook.

A little late to the party as my mojo went off for a walk without me yesterday and I could not get motivated to get this card made up. The colouring took me long enough and it's quite a simple image too! LOL Anyway here's my version of Fairy Swing.


Recipe:
Stamps: Fairy Swing from All Dressed Up, Welcome To This World Greetings from Joy Crafts
Papers: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Everyday Spring Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited
Inks: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Doo-Hickey Tilda's Lace Border Die from Magnolia, Isobel Lace Border Die from Joanna Sheen, Framed O…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Radiant Butterfly

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I have used the gorgeous Radiant Butterfly from this set of 4 mermaid stamps.

I have this thing at the minute for coral and teal together, so tried to use those colours on my card with a few different hues. I also used some of my new birthday goodies on this one - I love my mermaids as I am sure you know, so added a few under the sea dies to my birthday list!


Recipe:
Stamps: Radiant Butterfly from the Mermaid Set from Ching-Chou Kuik, Little Mermaids from The Greeting Farm
Papers: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Lost Lagoon (Retired), Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Under The Sea Dies from First Edition, Ocean Corner Dies from Joanna Sheen
Copics…

The East Wind New Release Lucy Loo 'Girls Invented Punk Rock Not England'

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release image for today from The East Wind. There are so many fabulous images that Unky has released this month and I just wish I had more time to play with them all!

I got to choose this fabulous image, Lucy Loo 'Girls Invented Punk Rock Not England'and thought I would add another page to my journal/scrapbook thing. I think it will end up being a decorated quotes book as there are so many fabulous quotes I like that are not suitable for cards really.

I actually didn't have a quote in mind for this page, so went hunting on Pinterest and found this one by Kurt Cobain (RIP). Being a bit of a Nirvana fan back in their heyday, I couldn't NOT use it. It's a fabulous quote and one I can totally apply to myself. I have never been "normal" if there is such a thing, but I have always been the odd one out in my family, not liking what everyone else did, doing my own thing etc etc. I guess I'm a bit more normal …

Conie Fong New Release Post - Sally and Little Squirrel

Good Morning and welcome to my new release post forConie Fong. I am sharing with you today the adorable Sally and Little Squirrel - a gorgeous image for winter or Christmas themed projects.

I made a large gift tag instead of a card this time and kept it fairly simple for once! I do really like this tag, even if it is a little on the big size!


This tag is also for Dream Valley Challenge #136 Christmas in July {PIN}spirational Challenge #170 Christmas Fairytale Challenge #147 Christmas in July Crafting by Designs Challenge Christmas in July Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #81 Christmas in July
Recipe:

Stamps: Sally and Little Squirrel from Conie Fong, Sweet Little Sentiments from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Let It Snow Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon & Pear P…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #258 Ribbon

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge fromThe Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is for you to use ribbon - nice and easy, right?! Ribbon is probably my most used embellishment and I have so much of it all over my room!

I used the adorable Bookworm Fairy for this card. This image combines two of my favourite things, fairies and reading! I am a huge bookworm myself and am constantly reading when I can and I collect fairy figurines, mostly Jasmine Becket-Griffith ones as they are just gorgeous!


This card is also for The Crafty Addicts Challenge #20 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #321 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #98 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #38 Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #314 Tic Tac Toe (I used the middle column of tag - digi image-3 designer papers)
Recipe:
Stamps: Bookworm Fairy from The Paper Shelter, Vintage Labels Just To Say from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) fro…

Faery Ink One Day Fae - Bella Dragon Fae

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the Faery Ink One Day Fae. As you probably know by now, every month Amanda releases a new image free for a day or so. You just have to grab hold of it before she adds it to her store.

This month's gorgeous image is called Bella Dragon Fae - love this image, especially her hair. My best friend Chris collects all things dragon-esque so I'll hand this one over to her! I kept her fairly simple so that she would be the main focus!


This card is also for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #185 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl's July Any Image Challenge Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #121 Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Something Magical
Recipe:
Stamps: Bella Dragon Fae from Faery Ink, Magical Mini Letter Seals fro Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, With Love Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Cra…

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Bright/Hot Colours

Good Morning and welcome to another fabulous challenge from the DT at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight our challenge is to use hot or bright colours - perfect summer colours I think! I used the gorgeous Penny the Rock Chick for my card and used a fabulously bright colour combo!


This card is also for Petallu's Challenge #18 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #25 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz Challenge for July Anything Goes ABC Challenge L is for Lots of Layers Creatalicious Challenge #95 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Penny the Rock Chick from Di's Digi Designs, Dance To The Music Stamps from Joy Crafts
Papers: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry & Sweet Taffy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon, Framelits Banners Dies & Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies all from Stampin' Up, Mini Ticket Die from Whimsy Stamps, Dance To The Music Bord…

Ching- Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Autumn Breeze

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week the DT have been asked to create our own backgrounds so I added in some grass, clouds and sky to my Autumn Breeze image to make it look like she was sitting out in the field or garden! Love this one!

I used some of my new pretty papers and dies for this one! I do like a bit of pink and light brown together.


This card is also for Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #313 Add a Sentiment Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #113 Fancy and Use Pink Crafty Catz Challenge #333 Add Bling The Corrosive Challenge for July #7 Nature/Animals Bunny Zoe's Challenge for July Summer Florals
Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Breeze from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, House of Roses Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Pink Pirouette & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
A…

Art by MiRan Facebook Team Extra Challenge - Anything But A Card

Good Morning and happy birthday to me, to me! Yep it's my birthday so we're off out tonight for a slap up meal and then I'm out tomorrow night celebrating my best buddy's 40th! Must make sure I don't get too hungover! LOL

Anyway, as there are 5 fridays in July this year, I thought we could have an extra 2 week challenge at the Art by MiRan Facebook Group. This time for something different and fun we are doing an Anything BUT a card challenge, so you could make a tag, a bookmark, alter something, make a box, make a picture or like I did and create a canvas. The choice is yours!

I used the gorgeous Leomarisand Mermaid Meara with lots of spray inks, die cuts and sea life themed embellishments. I just LOVE it! I am slowly creating a wall of canvasses (and by slowly I mean this is only the second one!), but I do intend on making about 6 in the end, all different colours and all different themes. I have a purple and grey steampunk one and now my blue & green mermaid …

The East Wind Challenge #59 Photo Inspiration

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. This fortnight our challenge is for you to use this photo as inspiration for your project. You could use the theme, the colours, stripes or whatever else inspires you.


I used the gorgeous Lucy Loo It's Hot Outside stamp for my card and used the beach theme as the basis for my card. I would love to sunbathe like this on the beach, but no chance of me fitting into a bikini any time soon! 

This card is also for Through The Purple Haze Challenge #104 Peaceful/Harmony(Lucy Loo is definitely enjoying the harmony on the quiet beach, don't you think?!) Polkadoodles Challenge week 28 Summertime Craft Your Passion Challenge #320 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #17 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #142 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Lucy Loo It's Hot Outside from The East Wind, Sun, Moon & Stars from Whimsy Stamps, Friendship Jar Summer Fillers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: So S…

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge atCrafty Sentiments. This week our challenge is the favourite Anything Goes. You don't have to use an image from Crafty Sentiments, but we sure do love it when you do!

I used the adorable Isobel Butterfly Fairy for my card this week, which went perfectly with my new Dutch Doobadoo card template!

Here is the card closed... (I did try to use some magnetic sheet underneath the patterned papers but it wasn't strong enough to keep the "front doors" closed, so I added some ribbon instead. The ribbon doesn't quite close it unless it is pressed flat though.


And here is it open... I tried to make it look like the vines and flowers were growing up the side panels. Love how it came out! 

This card is also for 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #184 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 28 For The Girls Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Flora and Fauna Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Fancy Folds Crafting From The Heart…