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The Paper Shelter Challenge #266 Blooming Days

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is entitled Blooming Days, so we want to see some flowers on your creations, either in the image itself or added as an embellishment. An easy one, right?

I used the gorgeous Charmy Bunny for my card and added some die cut flowers using the same coloured card and patterned paper as I used on the card itself. I do love these colours together!


Recipe:
Stamps: Charmy Bunny from The Paper Shelter, Embellishments & Take Three Summer both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Sweet Sugarplum & Always Artichoke both from Stampin' Up, With Love Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake & Always Artichoke all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon & Neutrals Brads (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160 from Joy Crafts, XXL No 38 Crea-Nest-Lies Dies from Crealies
Copics…

Di's Digi Designs Challenge Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge from Di's Digi Designs. This fortnight our challenge is an easy one - you have to use ribbon, twine and/or lace on your project. Always an easy for me as I very rarely have a card without one of those.

I used the adorable Izzy Witch (found on the Hallowe'en page here) for my card and added both twine and ribbon. I thought I would colour her skin up in green to be a bit like a teenage Elphaba! Love how this one came out.


And a side view to see the easel a bit better...
And the easel part fully open so you can see my spiderweb in the corner...

This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge #339 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #217 Anything Goes Sweet Stampin' Challenge Buttons and/or Ribbon Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #350 Use Black Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #173 My Favourite Things(Hallowe'en is my fave holiday of the year!)
Recipe:
Stamps: Izzy The Witch from Di's Digi Designs, Witch Hat Sent…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Misty Eyes

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 Misty Eyes and went for a monochromatic colour combo, using my fave colour, pink of course.

I distressed all the sides of the patterned papers and mounts for a vintage/shabby chic look too. Love how this card came out.


This card is also for As You Like It Challenge Favourite Colour Combo (I love pink with any other colour, but especially love pink and white for a vintage/distress look when teamed with distressed edges!) Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #147 Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #319 Ribbon/Lace Polkadoodles Challenge Week 38 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge 28 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Misty Eyes from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Love Blossom DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blus…

Art By MiRan September's Facebook Anything Goes Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. This month our second challenge is, as always, an Anything Goes challenge, but the optional theme, if you choose to take it, is Hallowe'en or Fall. I love Hallowe'en (just in case you didn't know) and make  heaps of Hallowe'en cars, even though I don't actually send out that many!

I used the gorgeous Morgana for my card and used some of my patterned papers that I bought from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps recently. This image is just stunning, don't you think?!


This card is also for Love To Scrap's Challenge #86 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage's Challenge #72 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge #143 Magical and Mythical Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #42 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #104 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Morgana from Art by MiRan

Papers: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Kraftin…

Conie Fong New Release Inspiration - Ariela Mermaid

Good morning and welcome to my final DT post for Conie Fong. I have decided to step down from this DT to try and give myself a little more free time as work is just mentally crazy this year and I have decided to go and join a gym as well (Eek! Me and exercise are NOT good buddies, but I need to lose some weight and start to get fit!), so won't have as much spare time as I once used to.

Thank you to Conie for inviting me to join her team and for all the lovely images over the last 6 months. Have loved being part of the team and hopefully when I get some free time I will be able to play along once more!

Anyway here is my card using the gorgeous Ariela Mermaid. this card is a little larger than usual at 6.75 inches square, but I do love the extra inch of space!


This card is also for Craft Your Passion Challenge #330 Anything Goes Deep Ocean Challenge #138 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #24 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 38 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challe…

The East Wind New Release Mexicana

Good Morning and welcome to one of my new release posts for The East Wind. This month I am showcasing the stunning Mexicana. I just had to colour her in red and black and love how beautiful she looks!


Recipe:
Stamps: Mexicana from The East Wind, Fashion from Joy Crafts
Papers: Basic Black & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Card Base from Crafts UK Unlimited, Minnie Mouse Patterned Papers from Disney, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Lace Doily Border 1 Die from Whimsy Stamps, Swirl 3 Die 6003/0003 & Fancy Oval Dies 6002/0258 both from Joy Crafts, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Live Crafts???, Gems from stash
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Black - C5, C7, C9 Red - R32, R35, R37, R39 Leaves - G82, G85
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 …

Faery Ink September One Day Fae Giveaway - Lahla Tiger Lily Fae

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my post for the new One Day Fae Giveaway from Faery Ink. This month's gorgeous image is called Lahla Tiger Lily Fae and isn't she just beautiful?!

I went with a more tropical colour combo of light orange, violet and lime green and I love how this one came out. I did print her quite large which made it a little more difficult to create a layout I liked, so kept it fairly simple for a change! This card is a 5 x 7 inch card.


Recipe:
Stamps: Lahla Tiger Lily Fae from Faery Ink, Sending Messages from Joy Crafts
Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & Sweet Sorbet DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ribbon (Retired) & Inverted Corner Punch (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Pearl Brads from The Hobby House, Fish Tail Banner Die from MFT, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page S…

Crafty Sentiments Challenge For Someone Special

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments. This week our challenge is for you to make a project for someone special.

I decided to use the adorable Isobel Fishy Friends stamp for my card as I love all things mermaid and she is just fin-tastic! I also added that sentiment from one of my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sets.


Recipe:
Stamps: Isobel - Fishy Friends from Crafty Sentiments, Treena Twinkles from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Calypso Coral (Retired), Soft Sky & By The Shore DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Calypso Coral (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from That Craft Box
Copics Used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78  Tail - B34, B37, B39 Top - G40, G43, G46 Beads - YR12, YR15 Sea - BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG15, BG23, BG32, BG34, BG45, BG53 Seaweed - BG93, BG96, BG99 Bub…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Breaking Dawn

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. This week the DT are all making cards that are white on white except for the main image. I rarely make an all white card as I am a messy crafter and tend to get ink or something on it! LOL I do like the elegance an all white combo gives though and love this one. Did have to be very careful to make sure I didn't get dirty finger marks on it too!

I used the gorgeous Breaking Dawn for this one and kept to a blue and grey colour combo! Not sure if you can see, but the patterned papers I used have an embossed pattern on them too.


This card is also for Creative Knockouts Challenge #159 Winged Wonders The ABC Challenge P is for Pearls Petallu Challenge #22 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Week 37 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #116 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Breaking Dawn from Ching-Chou Kuik
Papers: Whisper White & Irresistibly Yours DSP (Retired) both from Stampin'…

All Dressed Up Challenge #59 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at All Dressed Up. We have been on a break for the summer and unfortunately had some DT members leave the team so after a DT call and a little reorganising, we are back!

As always our challenge is an Anything Goes one, but you must use an image from All Dressed Up to qualify. You can find the images in the store here or grab some of the freebies from the blog on this page. You can also enter using the images from Whimsy Stamps as well.

I used the adorable So Pretty for my card and after browsing through all my paper pads decided to use an old one from Fancy Pants for my colour combo! I do have a little addiction to patterned papers, so I love it when I find one I had forgotten all about!


This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #102 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #89 Freestyle Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #14 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge …

The East Wind Challenge #63 I like to move it, move it!

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge fromThe East Wind. This fortnight our challenge is called I like to move it, move it! We want to see something on your project that moves, shakes, wobbles etc.

I decided to make a shaker card using the adorable Lala's Merry Christmas and lots of snowflake sequins.


This card is also for Mari Digis Challenge #17 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Week 37 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #24 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #24 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #329 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Lala's Merry Christmas from The East Wind, Cat Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio
Papers: Blushing Bride & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Let It Snow Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Acetate Sheet
Inks: Pear Pizzazz from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon & Whisper White Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Snowflake Sequins from sc…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #264 Use A Number

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use a number on your project. Ideal opportunity for me to make a Hallowe'en card with the date on it!

I used the gorgeous Zelina, one of the new images from The Paper Shelter. Stunning, sexy witch!  I also used of the Hallowe'en goodies I got in a kit from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I just wish we had more Hallowe'en stuff over here in the UK!


This card is also for Simon Says Monday Challenge At The Movies (Hocus Pocus inspiration!) Crafting With Friends Challenge #27 Anything Goes Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #9 Hallowe'en Crafting From The Heart Challenge #127 Anything Goes  Sisterhood of Craft Hallowe'en Colour Challenge
Recipe:
Stamps: Zelina from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Perfect Plum & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Black Card Base and Patterned Papers all from Kraftin' Kimmie's Hallowe'en Kit, Super Smooth Card from …

Conie Fong Inspiration Post - Snowy Delivering Presents

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post forConie Fong this month. I chose to use the cute Snowy Delivering Presents for this card to add another to my Christmas card pile. It is slowly filling up now! LOL


This card is also for Aud Sentiments Challenge #163 Anything Goes & A Sentiment Creative Inspirations Challenge #257 Anything Goes Crafty Ribbons Challenge #166 Holiday Aloha Friday Challenge #80 Scraps (I have no full sheets of this paper pack left and just little bits now. These were the biggest pieces I had!)
Recipe:
Stamps: Snowy Delivering Presents from Conie Fong, Candy Cane Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Old Olive Twill Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up
Copics Used: Penguin - C0, C5, C7, C9, YR14, YR15, YR18 Hat Trims - W00, W1 Satchel - E31, E33, E35, Y28 Hat & Bow -…

Di's Digi Designs Challenge Autumn

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog. This fortnight our challenge is Autumn, so we would  like you to use Autumnal colours and images. We don't really do much for Autumn here in the UK (other than moan that it is getting colder LOL) and we don't tend to send Happy Autumn/Fall cards, so I made a card using an adorable image of two mice playing in the conkers as conker collecting is always a big thing with the children in my class!


This card is also for  Sweet Stampin' Challenge Cute & Cuddly Fab & Funky's Challenge #317 Fall Colours Cute Card Thursday Challenge #442 Animals The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge Fall Colours Polkadoodles Challenge Week 36 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Conkers from Di's Digi Designs, Thank You Tabs 1 from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie all from Stampin' Up, Autumn Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Cr…

Ching Chou Kuik September Challenge Sympathy, Thinking of You or Thank You

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge atChing-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is quite open - we would like you to make a project for either a sympathy card, thinking of you or a thank you. I decided to make a thank you as I use those more often than the others.

I used the gorgeous Poppy Night Adventure and decided to make the background a daytime one rather than a night time one! I did an almost gradient style for the grass, sunlight and sky and really love how it came out.


This card is also for Inspiration Destination Challenge #102 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #146 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #27 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge #142 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #215 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Poppy Night Adventure from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts UK Unlimited, Berry Sweet Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft …

Art by MiRan September Progressive Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new Progressive Challenge from Art by MiRan. You will just love this month's new image, designed by Mi Ran exclusively for this challenge. To find out how to get her for free or to purchase her, please head on over to theArt by MiRan Facebook Group and check out my pinned post for all the details.

And here is my Goddess Anthea. She is a stunning image and all that gorgeous hair was fun to colour!


This card is also for Noor Design Sketch Challenge #5 Crafty Catz Challenge #337 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 36 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #88 Let's Hear It For The Girls Crafting By Designs Challenge Ribbons Recipe:
Stamps: Goddess Anthea from Art by MiRan, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Basic Grey, Rose Red, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired), Rose Red Prints DSP (Retired), Sweet & Sour DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts UK Unlimited, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

In…

Faery Ink New Release - Roxie, Mother of Sin

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for one of the new releases from Faery Ink this month. I chose to use the fabulous Roxie, Mother of Sin. She is the ultimate rock chick and one I was 20 years ago! I had the brightly coloured hair, had 2 nose piercings and 9 earrings in each ear, along with a couple of tattoos. As much as I still love my rock music, my sensible job means I can't get away with dressing like that anymore, so I don't wear my nose rings and have 4 earrings in my ears now and my hair is bleached blonde! A bit different to how I was and some days I wish I still could have bright pink hair!

Anyway on to the card. I made my image quite bright so kept the patterned papers dark and fairly neutral (they are actually from one of my Hallowe'en paper pads but worked brilliantly for this image!) and then added some brightly coloured gems and sticker domes.


This card is also for Through The Purple Haze Challenge #108 Some Attitude Through The Craft Room Door Challenge …

All Dressed Up New Release - Time To Shine

Good afternoon and welcome to another fabulous new release from All Dressed Up this month. I got to work with the gorgeous Time To Shine - love these little girls! I went for an easel card and surrounded her with stars! Love it!


This card is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #126 Anything Goes My Crafting Stories Challenge #9 Anything Goes Creative Ladybirds Challenge #19 Anything Goes Scrapper's Delight Challenge #59 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #115 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Time To Shine from All Dressed Up
Papers: So Saffron, Rose Red, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) & Rose Red Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Die-Namics Star Border Die from MFT, Stars Dies from XCut, Silver Glitter Glue, Shabby Pink Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, E15 Dress, Shoes & Roses- R83, R85, R89 Ribbon - R00…

Faery Ink New Release Destiny in Oz as Elphaba, Witch of the West

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release from Faery Ink. If you have been following these releases, you will know that Amanda has been releasing a Destiny in Oz collectionwith one new image each month. This month is the final image, Elphaba, Witch of the West. I have absolutely loved this collection - The Wizard of Oz is one of my fave childhood films.

Here is my version of Elphaba in the same style as all my others. Even as a wicked witch of the West, she looks adorable! Love that cute winged monkey on her shoulder too! (My camera was playing up a bit when I took this photo and didn't realise it was slightly blurry until after I have finished the whole canvas, so please excuse the photo!)



Here is the whole collection....


And here is is how I started my end project. I painted an A3 sized canvas with a mixture of baby blue and pearlescent ice blue acrylic paints and dabbed some fluffy clouds using white acrylic paint on top.


I drew a rainbow freehand on some scrap…