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 Challenge this 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

Recipe:

Stamps: Cat and Mouse Cupcake Tower from Di's Digi Downloads, Piece of Cake from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & So Saffron both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Funfair Patterned Papers from Dovecraft

Inks: Blushing Bride & So Saffron both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Cupcake Brads from Eyelet Outlet

Copics Used:
Mouse - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R11, R12
Cat - W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, R11, R12 
Cherry - R32, R35, R37, R39, G82, G85
Cake -E44, E47, E49
Pink Frosting - R81, R83, R85
Yellow Frosting - Y21, Y23, Y26
Green Cupcake Case - YG03, YG05, YG07
Aqua Cupcake Cases - BG13, BG15, BG18
Ground - E41, E42, E43
Dots - R35, BV01, Y15

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 Design Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

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 gorgeous Spring Blushes for 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
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!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Spring Blushes from Art by MiRan, Welcome to This World Greetings from Joy Crafts

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns Paper from Deco Time, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon & Twine (both retired) & Finishing Touches Edgelits all from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Flowers from The Range & Wild Orchid Crafts, Glitter Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tiny Scallop Tag Dies from Verve Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - G82, G85
Dress - RV21, RV23,RV25
Shoes - E21, E23, E25
Flowers - RV11, RV13
Grass & Leaves  G20, G24, G43, G28
Sky - BG10, BG11, Blender

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

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

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 That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist & Cherry Cobbler both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Vanilla Rose Trim from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Left Girl 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R11
Hair - YR31, YR21, YR23, YR26, E18
Jeans - B93, B95, B97
Top - B41, B21, B45, E47, E49
Boots - E47, E49

Right Girl
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E79
Dress - R46, R56, R89, R59
Belt & Shoes - YG95, YG97

Ground - E40, E41, E42, E43
Champagne - YR30, YR31

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 Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous inspiration using this fabulous freebie image from the rest of the DT.

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 

Recipe:

Stamps: Ophelia in Wonderland as Alice from Faery Ink, Typewriter Keys from Joy Crafts, Mat Stack 1 Collection from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) & Bella Bleu DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) & Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Mug, Cup & Saucer Die 6003/0022 & Afternoon Tea Border Die 6002/0398 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - B21, B23, B24
Dress & Bow- B32, B34, B37
Apron - B60, B63
Red - R24, R27, R29
Cake Frosting - R81, R83, R85
Cupcake Case - E71, E57, E74
Cork - E97, E99
Bottle - YG03, YG05, YG09

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 new releases this month - you will love them all. Why not pop on over to the Faery Ink Facebook Group and join in the monthly challenge there as well?!

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 both from Memory Box, Circle Delights Dies from Spellbinders, Double Scallop Border Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E50, E21, R20
Hair- E70, E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E70, E71, E74
Lips & Pink Flowers - R32, R43
Dress - BG01, BG53, BG05, BG07
Ring - R0000, R00, R01, R22, BG53, BG0000, BG000, B00
Aqua Flowers - BG11, BG13, BG15
Stems - G05, G07
Butterflies - BG45, R30, R32, T4
Centre Circle - E50, E51, E53, Blender

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!

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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 - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, R30, R22
Wheelbarrow - E33, E35, E37
Strawberries - R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Flowers - Y0000, Y21, Y23 
Leaves - YG91, YG93, YG95
Grass - YG63, YG25, YG61, YG05, YG11

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

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, YG63, YG67
Dragon - Y21, Y23, Y26
Ground - E40, E41, 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 Faery Ink blog and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the DT this month. 



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

Recipe:

Stamps: Super Chunky from The East Wind, Cat Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Basic Grey & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Paw Print Paper from stash (had it so long no0 idea where I even got it from!), Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Crea-Nest-Lies Extreme Dies No.2 from Crea-Lies, Strolling Kitties Dies from Poppy Stamps, Paw Print Dies from Paper Smooches

Copics Used:
Cat - BV31, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Basket - E33, E35, E37
Needles - E23, E25, E27
Wool - R81, R83, R85
Bow - V91, V93, V95
Oranges - TR04, YR68, YR09, YR12
Background - W00, W1, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to the East Wind Facebook Group and to Kit & Clowder's to get ahold of this image for free and why not join in the colouring contest over there with this image as well?!

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 photo on 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 Out #3 Die from Papertrey Ink, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Flowers from Petallu, Doily from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67
Leaves - YG61, YG63
Branch & Swing - E84, E87, E89
Flowers - RV14, RV17, RV19, RV52, RV55, RV10, RV11, RV13
Butterflies - RV10, RV11, RV13
Sky - B0000, B000, Blender

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 or Facebook group to find out how you can get ahold of this gorgeous image!

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 Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R11
Hair - BG45, BG15, BG18, BG49, BG75, BG78
Eyes - BG53, BG7, Multiliner
Lips - RV02, RV04, RV06
Tail - YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04, R00, R01, R11, R12
Outfit- BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, YR12, YR14, YR04
Jewellery - YR1, YR23, YR24, BG07
Butterflies - BG02, BG05, BG07, YR01, YR02, YR04, T4, T6
Sea - BG53, BG57, 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 Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT this week and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too?!

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 now as my job kind of dictates that, but I'm still a rock chick at heart LOL


And here's a close up of Lucy Loo...

This journal page is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Lucy Loo 'Girls Invented Punk Rock Not England' from The East Wind

Papers: Basic Black & Sweet Taffy DSP both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Alphabet & Number Die 6002/0140 from Joy Crafts, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V20, V22, V25, V28
Eyes - G02, G05
Jeans - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Leg Straps - V04, V06, RV52, RV55
Top - RV000, RV04, RV06, RV09
Boots - V12, V17, W5, W7, W9

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 creations from the DT this month! And why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?!

Conie Fong New Release Post - Sally and Little Squirrel

Good Morning and welcome to my new release post for Conie 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

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 Pizzazz Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Ornate Shape Art Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E30, E33, E35, E37
Eyes - YG63, YG67
Pink - R11, R21, R20
Light Green - YG11, YG13, YG17
Flower - R56, R59
Tree - YG25, YG63, YG67, E55, E57, E59
Squirrel - E08, E09, E11, E13

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 gorgeous cards from the DT. Why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too?!


The Paper Shelter Challenge #258 Ribbon

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The 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
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) from Stampin' Up, Pale Pink from stash, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Vintage Colors Romance Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Ribbon from stash, Ribbon Roses from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Cardigan - R43, R32, RV13
Dress - RV10, RV42, RV21, RV23
Wings - RV0000, RV000, RV10
Flowers - R30, R32
Green Book - G21, YG63, YG67, YR21, YR23, YR24, C0
Brown Book - E84, E87, E89, E95, E97, C0
Rock - W1, W3, W5, W7
Sky - B0000, B000, B01, Blender Pen
Grass - YG03, YG05, YG11, YG63, YG67, YG95

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?! As always there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs!


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

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 Craft Place

Inks: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired?) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV63, RV66, RV69
Eyes - YG91, YG93, YG95
Lips - RV52, RV55
Tops - C3, C5, C7, C9
Wings & Tail - YG95, YG97, YG99, V05, V09
Dragon - YG11, YG13, YG17, V06
Background - RV0000, RV000, RV00

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 get ahold of this gorgeous Bella Dragon Fae for free! Why not pop on over to the Faery Ink Facebook Group and join in the monthly challenge there as well?!

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

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 Border Die 6002/0272 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20, R30
Hair - B01, B02, B04, B06, B16
Dress - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Tights - V04, V05, V06, W5, W7, W9
Shoes & Microphone - W5, W7, W9
Bear - E70, E71, E74, E79
T-Shirt - Y13, Y15, Y17
Bandana - YR04, YR68, YR07
Ground - W00, W1, W3, W5
Dots - YG09, YR23, YR14

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the 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?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

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

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

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Filigree Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Fan Die from Sweet Dixie, Fancy Tags Dies from Spellbinders, Beautiful Flowers Dies from Studio Light, Large Pearl Brad from Dovecraft, Small Pearl Brads from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E40, E41, E43, E44
Eyes - E43, E44, E47
Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13
Shoes- RV32, RV34
Belt - E70, E71, E74
Necklace - E53, E55
Bunny - E23, E25, E27, R20, R30
Flowers - RV55
Grass - G20, G21, G40, G43, G46
Leaves - G21, G40, G43, G46
Clouds - C00, C1, C2
Sky - B0000, B000, B01

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 and check out all the other DT's gorgeous creations this week. Why not join in our challenge, Favourite Colours, whilst you are there too? As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

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 Leomaris and 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 one. Fairies are up next I think. This canvas is 8 x 10 inches and a really good size to work with - not too scary! LOL


This canvas is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Leomaris & Mermaid Meara both from Art by MiRan

Papers: Lucky Limeade, Certainly Celery, More Mustard & Taken With Teal (all retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Broken China & Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Inks from Tim Holtz, Colour Lab Spray Inks

Accessories: Seahorse Die 6002/0328, Seaweed Die 6002/0496 & Octopus & Turtle Dies 6002/0497 all from Joy Crafts, Wavy Stripes Mask Art, White Gesso & Structure Paste all from Dutch Doobadoo, Seashells & Turquoise Glass Beads both from eBay, Blue Bottle and Shiny Seashell Gems from That Craft Box

Copics Used:
Leomaris
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20
Hair - BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99
Tail - BG05, BG07, BG18, BG09
Eyes - YG05, YG07, BG09

Mermaid Meara
Skin - E50, YR20, E21, E11, BV23, R11
Hair - B63, B66, B69
Tail - YG01, YG11, YG13, YG17
Top - BG13, BG15
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why  not join in the fun whilst you are there?! As always there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs! 

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?!)
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 Saffron, Pool Party & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Back To Basics IV from Dovecraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired), Lucky Limeade (Retired), Hello Honey (Retired) & So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Sun Die from Whimsy Stamps, Cocktails No. 1 Dies 6002/0387 from Joy Crafts, Die-Namics Make A Wave Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E79
Eye - YG95, YG97, YG99
Star - Y32, Y35
Bikini Top - YG11, YG13, YG17
Cushion - BV01, BV02, BV04
Cocktail - V04, V06, RV52, RV55
Book - RV42
Sand - Y21, Y23, Y26, E30, E33
Sea  - B01, B02, B05
Sky - B0000, B000, B01

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 gorgeous makes 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! 

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Crafty 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
Recipe:

Stamps: Isobel Butterfly Fairy from Crafty Sentiments, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft & You Design, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon & Dazzling Details Glitter Glue both from Stampin' Up, Border Stitch Die CR1250 & Butterflies Punch Die CR1354 from Marianne Design, Pergola Die 6002/0414 from Joy Crafts. Little Bitty Bird Additions Dies from Papertrey Ink, Darla & Vivienne Butterflies Dies both from Memory Box, Butterfly Card Art from Dutch Doobadoo, Cinnamon Stickles, Flower Punch from XCut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Dungarees - E40, E41, E43
Bow, T-Shirt, Belt & Shoe - BV01, BV02, BV04
Wings - Bv0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
Butterflies - E44, E47, BV11, BV13
Flowers - Y21, Y23, Y6, E43, E44
Leaves & Stems - YG95, YG97, YG99
Grass - YG95, YG97, YG99, YG63, YG67, YG11
Sky - BG10, BG32

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 are there too?! 

Scene It Sunday #94 & Stampers Delights Inspiration Post Featuring No Fishing

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday which I have combined with my inspiration post for Stampers Delights. As we are...