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The Paper Shelter Challenge #262 Make It Digital

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is to use something digital on your project, which could include a digital image, sentiment or patterned papers amongst other digital products.

I used the gorgeous Enchantressfor this project and made another page for my art/quotes journal. Not really sure what I am calling this book, but when I find a quote I like I add it to a page, decorate it and add a cute image too! I love this quote as well and really calls out to me about standing up for what you believe in, to fight for what you think is right!

Anyway here it is. I don't make the pages in this journal too bulky as over time I won't be able to close the book, but a little bit of ribbon and a few flat die cuts are perfect!


And here is a close up of my colouring too...


Recipe:

Stamps: Enchantress from the Paper Shelter

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Haiku DSP (Retired) all from Stampi…

The East Wind New Release Vacation

Good Morning and welcome to a (slightly delayed) post for one of the new releases from The East Wind this month.I have used the adorableVacation - love her dress and pretty little hat too!

I went with a pretty purple colour scheme this time to use some of my neglected old papers! I am really bad at buying heaps of patterned paper pads, but forget to use them. This one is an old one from Lili of the Valley, when they used to sell patterned papers.

Anyway here is my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Vacation from The East Wind, Dreamy Days from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Timeless Victorian Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon from Stampin' Up, A2 Bracket Borders One Dies, Oval Nestabilities Dies & Beaded Ovals Dies all from Spellbinders, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Stamens from Live &a…

Faery Ink New Release Ophelia Vamp Juice

Good Morning and welcome to my new release post for one of the fabulous new images from Faery Ink this month. For those of you who know me, you will know that I love all things supernatural, with vampires and shapeshifters being my fave creatures. I have loved vampires ever since I discovered The Lost Boys in the summer that I was 12! My old friend Nicola and I spent most of the summer going through her dad's video collection and The Lost Boys and Rocky Horror Picture Show soon became our favourites. I think we must have watched them every week that we were there that summer! And almost 30 years later, they are both films I love to bits still and watch quite regularly too.

But anyway here's my latest card for Faery Ink using the gorgeous Ophelia Vamp Juice. I used some of my new Hallowe'en goodies for this one mixed with some old patterned papers too. My copics didn't work so well on this one as the heat affected them, but I think she still looks ok.


This card is also …

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Things With Wings

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs. This fortnight we are challenging you to use things with wings - easy right? There are so many things you could choose from - butterflies, birds, bats, vampires, airplanes, dragons, fairies and so much more!

I chose to use the adorable Butterfly Daisy (which you can find on the Daisy page here) for this card and used some of my new butterfly themed papers that I picked up this week as well.


Recipe:
Stamps: Butterfly Daisy from Di's Digi Designs
Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns from M & C Boutique, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Butterfly Scallops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Lace & Ribbon both from stash
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29 Dress - BV01, BV02, BV11, V25 Trims & Shoes - B63, B66, B69 Tights - BV0000, BV000, BV01 Butter…

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #346 - Vintage/Distressed

Good Morning and welcome to my final post as a guest designer for Kraftin' Kimmie Stampsfor the month of August. I have had lots of fun being part of this DT and the girls are all so lovely and such an inspiration too. Thank you so much to Kim for inviting me and for all the goodies too!

This week's challenge is to make a vintage or distressed project. I used one of my new stamps, Icy Fairy, that was on offer a couple of Fridays ago and made a distressed Christmas card. I used my distressing tool on all the edges and added lots of frantage too. Love the icy blue colours as well and I even ventured into using my distress inks for the first time in ages! Love how she came out.


Recipe:
Stamps: Icy Fairy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Soft Sky & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Autumn Basics No XI & Vintage Frost Basics 9th of December Patterned Papers both from Maja Design, Fabriano Cristino Paper
Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Bl…

Art by MiRan Sponsors Passionate Paper Creations

Good Morning and welcome to an extra DT post from me for Art by MiRan. This weekend Art by MiRan are sponsoring the Facebook group Passionate Paper Creations run by the lovely Rhea Weigand, who is an amazing colourist! If you are not a member of the group, do pop on over there for heaps of colouring tips, ideas and inspiration as well as popping in to theArt by MiRan group for all your Art by MiRan inspirations too.

There is a colouring contest going on this weekend using this gorgeous image, Asteria, and I had a little play with her too. You can purchase her for 50% off this weekend only!


And here is my version...I loved the background that MiRan had created in her digital sample and tried to use a similar effect with my Copics, using my blender pen to pick up the colour and mix it all together. Her hair is just gorgeous but my pens were really playing up (I think I have been using them a bit too much recently!) so they didn't quite flick the way I wanted but hopefully it all loo…

Kit & Clowder Monthly Classes

Whilst I have been on holiday for the last few weeks from school, I have been trying to catch up with my monthly Create & Learn classes from Kit & Clowder as I am almost a whole year behind! How bad is that?! I do intend on doing them every month, but then forget and do all my DT stuff and never get round to doing these, let alone doing the skin and clothing classes, which I really need to finish off as well!

Anyway, here are September, October and November classes from 2015 as well as the current class for August 2016. Thought I would at least get this month's done and in the monthly competition for once!

September's...using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


October's...using an image from Faery Ink

November's... using an image from Tiddly Inks

And finally August's... using an image from La-La Land Crafts

These colourings are also for Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #18 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #335 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Wee…

Art by MiRan Facebook Group August Challenge Anything Goes

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for new challenge at the Art by MiRan Facebook group. As always our second challenge of the month is an anything goes challenge, as long as you use an Art by MiRan stamp, which can also include the rubber stamps from Whimsy Stamps. Our optional theme this time is Back to School/School Colours.

My school colours are royal blue, which I don't really like to use on my cards, so instead I used a school themed image and made myself a new pen holder for my desk at work using the gorgeous Box Art Baroque template from Dutch Doobadoo. I used the adorable Bookaholic Kaite and coloured her up in browns with a touch of pink.

And here she is. I kept the box fairly simple using some of my new papers from Anna Marie Designs. I inked all the edges with Crumb Cake and then Chocolate Chip inks for a slightly distressed look.


And here it is all filled in with some random pens. You can't see it, but I added a piece of card as a divider in the middle as al…

Faery Ink New Release Ophelia in Wonderland as The Queen of Hearts

Good afternoon and welcome to another DT post from me for Faery Ink. The new release this week is Ophelia in Wonderland as The Queen of Hearts. She is absolutely stunning and I just love her!

I decided to make a shadow box for something different this time, using a shadow box kit from Scrapiniec, available from Noor Design UK. I painted it using black and white gesso before decorating the inside with lots of heart papers and die cuts and then added some roses in each bottom corner. I also added a bow and some more hearts on the outside corners and covered all the hearts with red Stickles. I love how this one came out and will definitely be making another one!


And here is a close up of  my colouring too...

This shadow box is also for Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Pretty Pretty Ribbon Craft Your Passion Challenge Anything Goes Copic Marker Europe's Challenge #53 Fantasy Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #124 Anything …

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Crafty Sentiments. This week our challenge is the old favourite, Anything Goes. I used the gorgeous Isobel Roses stamp for my card and went for my fave pink and brown combo! Isn't she just beautiful?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Isobel Roses from Crafty Sentiments, Thank You from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP (Retired) & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

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

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Lace fro from Marianne Designs, Thank You Dies from Clearly Besotted, Little Bitty Bird Additions Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Roses - RV21, RV23, RV25
Leaves & Grass - YG61, YG63, YG67
Sk…

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #345 Magic

Good Morning and welcome to my GDT post for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Challenge #345. The theme this week is magic - an easy one. You could use witches, fairies, wizards, dragons, anything magical!

I used the gorgeous Tabitha for my card, an old stamp set, but one of my faves as she is just such a cutie! I decided on a different colour combo for a change and love this bright yellow and teal one! I do love my pink, but tend to get in a rut by using it all the time, so it's good to break out and try something different now and then!


Recipe:
Stamps: Tabitha from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay & Flirtatious DSP all from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon & Holiday Ornaments Dies both from Stampin' Up, Star Border Frame Die 6002/0362 from Joy Crafts, Starry Die from Verve Stamps, Star Garl…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Dance of Butterfly

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I have used the gorgeous Dance of Butterfly which you can find here in the Dancing Mermaid Trio.

I used lots of goodies from the July Nautical Collection from Crafteezee on this card too. If you haven't seen these craft collections, pop on over to Tracy's Noor Design UK store and have a look. There is absolutely tons of stuff in the collection and well worth the money! I love the papers we got too and think I might have to buy some more!


This card is also for The Sketchy Challenges #102 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #334 Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge M is for Mythical Polkadoodles Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge #141 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Dance of Butterfly from Dancing Mermaids Trio from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Coastal Cabana (Retired) & Pacific Point both from Stampin' Up, Summertime By The Sea Patterned Pape…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #260 Birthday Wishes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. We have been away having a summer break, so I hope you have all had a lovely time crafting away. I know I did as well a visiting London to do a bit of touristing, shopping and seeing The Lion King! It was absolutely amazing, although the trip cost me a fortune. I love London, but if I lived there I would be either very fit from all the walking everywhere or skint as it costs so much! LOL

Anyway, onto the card and challenge. this week we are challenging you to create a project celebrating birthday wishes! Nice and easy one I think!

I used the gorgeousHoliday Time!for my card. I wish I had lived in the 1960s and been part of the hippie movement. Love the clothes and I would have loved an original Beetle, not the new ones. They're just not the same, but I don't want an old one now as they don't have all the mod cons that my Mazda has! LOL

I created a faux step card for this one for something …

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new One Day Fae Giveaway from Faery Ink. This month's digi stamp, Arielle & The Will O' The Wisps, is just gorgeous. There used to be a cartoon in the UK when I was a kid called Willo The Wisp and I loved it. It was all about a fairy and some creatures living in the woods and was narrated by Willo. Here is a link to the first episode if you want a look!

Anyway onto my card. I thought I would use Alyce Keegan's May Create & Learn class for this image as I cannot draw trees for the live of me and I really wanted her to be in the woods. Oh well she still looks fabulous in the nighttime sky! Loved this technique, although it drained a lot of my Copics colouring it all!

As the background has hints of pink and purple in it, I went with a pink and purple scheme using this new colour card from Stampin' Up. Might be one of my newest faves! Shame they only release them for 2 years at a time!


This card is also for Petallu Chal…

The East Wind Challenge #61 Paper Piecing

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. This fortnight our challenge is for you to use paper piecing on your project. In case you are not sure all that means is that part of your image should be stamped onto patterned paper, cut out and added to your image.

To do mine with a digi stamp (which I have never done before), I printed the Diva Lisa You image onto paper first, then cut a piece of patterned paper slightly bigger than the area I wanted to be paper pieced and attached it with double sided tape before printing it on the same sheet again. I just had to peel off the patterned paper, cut it out and add it to my image which has been printed onto card. Love that she has a dotty coat!


This card is also for The ABC Challenge N is for Noel Craft Your Passion Challenge #325 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #123 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz August Challenge Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #315 Christmas
Recipe:

Stamps:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Good afternoon and welcome to my final post for this week's new releases from Kraftin' kimmie Stamps. I saved the best one for last! This one is my namesake, Vanessa Vampire, and she is just gorgeous.


I created a box card for her so I could create a little haunted house/graveyard scene with her and she has turned out brilliantly, I think!



And a view from the side so you can see all the haunted house and ghosts die cuts a bit better.

This card is also for Mari Digis Challenge #16 Anything Goes Come and Get It Challenge Punches and Dies Sweet Stamping Challenge Use Your Favourite Stamp (This is my favourite of the new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release) Broken Fairy Challenge #8 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Vanessa Vampire from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Real Red, basic Black, Sahara Sand & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Eerie Patterned Papers from Basic Grey, X-Press It Blending Card from Copic, Acetate Sheet
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Silver Spica…

Di's Digi Designs Challenge Fun Folds

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight we are challenging you to use fun folds on your project - that can be interpreted as which way you like. There are so many different styles of cards with many different folds that you could use.

I used one of my Dutch Doobadoo templates to create this swing card using the gorgeous You're Fairy Sweet, which can be found on the Daisy page here.


And here is a close up of my colouring... Isn't she gorgeous?! 

This card is also for Little Miss Muffet Challenge #144 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge #376 Butterflies Inkspirational Challenge #115 Patterned Paper C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #376 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: You're Fairy Sweet from Di's Digi Downloads
Papers: Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Soft Suede & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Craft Collection Patterned Papers from Papermania, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: M…

Kraftin' Kimmie New Release - Owl-oween

Good Morning and welcome to another fantastic new release from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today I am sharing with you Happy Owl-oween, a gorgeous set with 3 cute little owls all dressed up for Hallowe'en. This set also has some great owl related sentiments and some cute accent stamps, such as the stars and ghosts on my card.




I used lots of the different stamps in the set to create this scene. Love this set!


This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #211 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #438 Dressing Up The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes Julia Spiri Challenge #23 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Happy Owl-oween from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Old Olive, Basic Black & Witches Brew DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' UP, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner
Accessories: Basic Gray Striped Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Masquerade Party Enamel Dots from Teresa Collins
Copics Used: Tric…