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Sherri Baldy's My Besties New Release Blythe Lover

Good Afternoon everyone and welcome to my DT post for one of the new release from Sherri Baldy this month. This gorgeous girl is calledBlythe Lover (Scan0072) and I just had to use one of my favourite colour combos on her for a pretty, girly card.

I used the latest Z fold card style with the extra belly band across the front, with a few slight adaptations to make it fit on my card without hiding too much! 
This card is also for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #15 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #101 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #119 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #222 Birthday Cute Card Thursday Challenge #449 Lace and/or Pearls
Recipe:
Stamps: Blythe Love Scan0072 from Sherri Baldy

Papers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Sweet Paris Patterned Papers from Dovecraft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, pearls from stash,…

The East Wind New Release Aurora Kitty Trand

Good Morning and welcome to another new release from me for The East Wind. I actually inadvertently signed myself up to do two new release images this month, but I loved both, so just another excuse for more fun colouring and crafting!

Today's new release is called Aurora Kitty Trand and I just love the cute cat ears and earring peeking out behind her hair. Such a gorgeous image. I would usually use the colours of my own cat, Tallulah, for a card like this, but as she is a Blue British Shorthair and a grey-purple-blue colour, I decided to just go with some pretty patterned papers as my colour combo as I have no papers to match Tallulah's fur!

This card is also for Aud Sentiments Challenge #167 Cute + A Sentiment Creative Knockouts Challenge #165 Something To Say Polkadoodle's Challenge Week 43 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #344 Anything Goes with a twist of using die cuts Alphabet Challenge R is for Recipe (I used ribbon, digi, dies, lace and sentiment) 
Recipe:
Stamps: Aur…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #270 Pearls/Gems

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week we would like to see you use pearls and/or gems on your project. I went with a winter theme using the gorgeous Hope and I also used lots of goodies from the Crafteezee Collection too.

I just love this image: it's so soft and serene and perfect for wintery cards! I used lots of Shabby Blue Frantage on the snowflake die cuts and they look so pretty in real life!

This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #105 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #95 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #335 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #27 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Hope from The Paper Shelter, Winter Wishes Stars from Joy Crafts
Papers: Smoky Slate & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Pion Designs (In the Yuletide Crafteezee Collection), Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Marina Mist from Stam…

The East Wind New Release Butterflies

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release from The East Wind today. I absolutely love today's new image and hope you like her too. This one is called Butterflies and I went with a yellow, aqua and black colour combo and it really is very striking and although you can't see in the photo all the butterflies are covered with clear Wink of Stella, which gives them all such a nice shimmer effect.

This card is also for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #27 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week #43 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenges #143 One For The Girls Crafting From The Heart Challenge #133 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #166 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Butterflies from The East Wind, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black & Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants
Inks: Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of St…

Hope Today is All Rainbows and Unicorns

Good evening and welcome to my post using one of my new unicorn sets from the Greeting Farm. The Passionate Paper Creations group on Facebook are having a contest to win some Greeting Farm goodies, so I thought I would pull out my new and unused unicorn set and come up with a cute, bright card. Makes a change from all those Hallowe'en and Christmas cards I have been doing lately!

Just had to have the flying in the sky, playing on the clouds. These are so cute and just the perfect size for combining all three stamps!

This card is also for Allsorts Challenge Week 386 Sparkle and Shine (I have Wink of Stella all over the clouds which you can just see and glitter pens in the manes of the pink and teal haired unicorns!) Alphabet Challenge Q is for Quick and Simple(I think the longest thing to do was the rainbow!) Creative Moments Challenge #104 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #26 Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Magical Friends from…

My Besties New Release Twinkle Toe Trolls I Love Cupcakes

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for one of the new releases from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Twinkle Toe Trolls Collection. I do apologise that this post is late, but I have had parents' evenings at school this week and finished late both nights and in between fell asleep almost as soon as I had finished my dinner! It is exhausting meeting with parents non stop after working a whole day and having no break at all for almost 7 hours!

Anyway...here is my card using the adorable I Love Cupcakes (Scan 0056). I went for a blueberry and lemon cupcake and just love these colours together. They were hard to match patterned papers to though, but I think the purples do work well with the colours of the image.


This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #221 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #74 Use Ribbon Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #10 Thanks Crafty Ribbons Challenge #172 Ribbon or Lace Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #323 Fabulous Flowers Recipe:
Stamps: Twin…

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Hallowe'en or Hallowe'en Colours

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight our challenge is for you to make a Hallowe'en project or use the traditional colours of Hallowe'en - green, orange, black and purple.

I used the adorable A Bit of Magic, which can find in the Hallowe'en sale sectionfor just $1 at the minute! Bargain and not just for Hallowe'en either. I kept this one fairly simple, as I have a few Hallowe'en cards to post out and the flatter the better for posting!


This card is also for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #354 Halloween Aloha Friday Challenge #83 Halloween  Cute Card Thursday Challenge #448 Halloween  Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #94 Be Fab-BOO-lous Creative Inspirations Challenge #260 Halloween
Recipe:

Stamps: A Bit of Magic from Di's Digi Stamps, Sweet little Sentiments from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Halloween Night DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Car…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Hallowe'en Dusk

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me forChing-Chou Kuik. This week I am showcasing the gorgeous Hallowe'en Dusk fromthis set. I used the other image, Hallowe'en Trio last week and love both of these gorgeous images.

Although strictly speaking this is a Hallowe'en image, I thought I would use a sentiment that was not strictly a Hallowe'en one, but could be used as a more spooky card instead!


This card is also for Deep Ocean Challenge #140 Halloween Inky Chicks Challenge #74 Too Cute To Spook The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge Use More Than 2 Layers Crafting With Friends Challenge #30 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #343 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Hallowe'en Dusk from Ching-Chou Kuik, Vanessa Vampire from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Hallowe'en Treats & Sweets from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Hallowe'en Night DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pumpkin Pie & Basi…

Art by MiRan October Facebook Challenge Anything Goes

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Art by MiRan's Facebook team. Our challenge this time is Anything Goes with an optional theme of creating a winter/Christmas card or project.

I used the gorgeous Faylinn for my card and turned her into a winter fairy - just shows that certain images can be used for so many different occasions! I used one of  my Dutch Doobadoo card art stencils for the shape and lots of goodies from the Yuletide Crafteezee Collection too.

And here's the card almost closed...


And fully opened so you can see the inside a bit better...

This card is also for As You Like It New or Old Stash (I love getting to play with new stuff and seeing what I can create with it all) Southern Girls Challenge Punches or Dies Little Miss Muffet Challenge #149 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge #111 Favourite Colour Combo(Blue and White is one of my favourite winter/Christmas combos) Polkadoodles Challenge Week #42 Anything Goes
Recip…

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my GDT post for Crafty Sentiments. Our challenge this week is another fantastic Anything Goes one, which I know you all love! I used the gorgeous Jasmin The Witch for my card this time for one of my final Hallowe'en cards (I think I have way more than I need now!) and I am also trying to use up some of the last pieces of the Halloween Paper Pack I bought from Doodlebug.

This card is also for Lemon Shortbread's Challenge #26 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Week #42 Anything Goes Aurora Wings Challenge #38 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #132 Anything Goes Ribbon Girl's Challenge Any Image Recipe:
Stamps: Jasmin The Witch from Crafty Sentiments, Gracie at Hallowe'en from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Hallowe'en Paper Pack from Doodlebug, Black Glitter Card, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Silver St…

One Day Fae - Aja Autumn Leaves Fae

Good Morning and welcome to this month's One Day Fae for Faery Ink. This month's image is gorgeous and really made me step out of my colouring comfort zone as I rarely do darker skin tones in case they don't look right. This time, however, I used a combo that Faye Wynn-Jones taught me and it came out perfect in my opinion. What do you think?

And here is Aja Autumn Leaves Fae, whose hair is just amazing! If you head on over to the Faery Ink blog you can find out how to get her for free just for one day though, so you had better be quick!

This card is also for A Bit More Time To Craft's Challenge #30 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #118 Anything Goes Petal Lu Challenge #24 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz Challenge for October Anything Goes World Wide Open Challenge Recipe:
Stamps: Aja Autumn Leaves Fae from Faery Ink
Papers: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Card base & Patterned Papers from Back to Basics Kit from Dovecraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Ink…

All Dressed Up Challenge #62 Anything Goes

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from All Dressed Up. This fortnight, as always, our challenge is an anything goes one, but you must use an image from All Dressed Up to qualify. If you haven't got any then you can visit the shop here (there are tons of gorgeous images here) or you can grab a few from thefreebies page on the challenge blog.

Here's my card using the gorgeousChristmas Present and lots of pretty embellishments from the Elegance Crafteezee Collection. I do love all these goodie boxes that are out at the minute (I also have another crafting one as well as Nerd Block for my nerdy side LOL).


This card is also for Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #209 Think Pink Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #174 Bingo Board (I used shaped card - ribbon - flowers) Allsorts Challenge Week 385 Pink October Noor Design UK Challenge #23 CAS or Fully Loaded Crafting When We Can Challenge #130 No Shaped Cards
Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Present from All D…

The East Wind Challenge #65 Bump In The Night

Good morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. You would be forgiven if you thought you had to make a Hallowe'en or scary project with this challenge's title, but really we want you to include some bumps (i.e. embossing) on your project, but feel free to make a Hallowe'en or scary project if you want to!

I used the beautiful Aurora Helenafor my card and went for a natural colour combo of green, brown, vanilla and gold. Not my usual colour combo, but I really love how it came out. I added some Shabby White Frantage round the edge of the image and then used some patterned papers that are already embossed with glitter too.


This card is also for A Gem of A Challenge #180 Autumn Colour Inspiration Crafty Catz Challenge #342 All Tied Up {PIN}spirational Challenge #176 - Autumn colours Cutie Pie Challenge #104 Five of a Kind (I have 5 flowers) As You Like It Challenge Favourite Flowers (I love paper flowers, especially roses in all the different s…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Halloween Trio

Good Morning and welcome to my latest inspiration post this month for Ching-Chou Kuik. This time I have used the fabulous Hallowe'en Trio and I thought I would go for a darker colour scheme this time. I love the more eerie, spooky feel to it!

The DTs challenge was to use die cuts this time and I think I have managed to cover that one. In all I used 8 different ones! LOL


This card is also for Creatalicious Challenge #101 Anything Goes with the option of Hallowe'en Crafting With Friends Challenge #29 Anything Goes Deep Ocean Challenge #139 Favourite Season 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #190 Anything Goes Classic Design Team Challenge #7 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Hallowe'en Trio from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White & Halloween Night DSP all from Stampin' Up, Halloween Patterned Papers from Yvonne Creations, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Halloween Night Enamel Dots, Washi Tape &…

Faery Ink and Markers! Papers! Digis! Hallowe'en Event

Good Morning and welcome to an extra little DT pose from me for Faery Ink. The Facebook Group Markers! Papers! Digis! are having a special Hallowe'en Event and Amanda has drawn this cute Hallowe'en cat image as part of the giveaways.

I decided, as the image was a treat to all the members, to make a treat bag for some Hallowe'en goodies (not that I have bought any just yet, but will be soon! I cheated a bit on this treat box and made a separate box to put inside the front and back covers. I decorated the front, added the adorable Kitty Jack O'Lantern and a sentiment before tying the pieces together with some Hallowe'en themed ribbon. Once I worked out the correct dimensions, it was a really quick and easy gift box to make!


This gift bag is also for Creative Knockouts Challenge #163 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #107 Anything Goes Maris Digis Challenge #18 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challeng…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #268 Food and/or Drink

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge atThe Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use some food and/or drink on your project. I used the gorgeous You're My Cuppy Cake. I think I would be as happy as this cutie if I had a couple of cupcakes this big! LOL


This card is also for  Come and Get It Challenge Choose A Sketch (I used the first one!) The Corrosive Challenge #10 Pink for Awareness Crafting From The Heart Challenge #131 Anything Goes Digi Choosday's Challenge Week 41 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #26 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: You're My Cuppy Cake from The Paper Shelter, Hey Cupcake from Elzybells
Papers: Pool Party & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon and Doily both from stash, Buttons from The Works
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hai…

Sherri Baldy My Besties New Release Christmas Troll

Good Morning and welcome to some exciting news from me. A little while ago I was invited to join Sherri Baldy's New Release team and here is my very first DT project. The My Besties range was one of the first digi stamps I came across when I first discovered digi stamps and loved them, so was super excited to be asked to join the team.

This cute image is called Christmas Troll (Scan 0047) and I paired her up with my new Christmas papers from Stampin' Up. Isn't she just adorable?!


This card is also for The Ribbon Girl's October Card Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 40 Anything Goes Crafting When We Can Challenge #129 Christmas Comes Early Noor Design UK Challenge #23 CAS or Fully Loaded Vilda Stamps Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Troll (Scan 0047) from Sherri Baldy My Besties, Sweet Little Sentiments from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Car…

Di's Digi Designs Challenge Add A Sentiment

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Di's Digis. This fortnight our challenge is a really easy one - we want you to add a sentiment to your project. I used the adorable Boil and Toil Mice for my card to add another Hallowe'en card to my collection (I have plenty to post out to all my crafty friends now!) and just had to use the Shakespeare quote from Macbeth as it just fit this image perfectly. I'm not a fan of Shakespeare as such, but I do love Macbeth!


This card is also for Left of Center Creative Challenge #151 Hallowe'en Crafty Catz Challenge #341 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #29 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge #179 Halloween Unicorn Challenge #14 Halloween Recipe:
Stamps: Boil and Toil Mice from Di's Digi Stamps, Toil and Trouble from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Perfect Plum & Basic Gray both from Stampin' Up, Halloween Paper Pack from Yvonne Creations, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Perfect Plum …

Ching-Chou Kuik October Challenge Halloween/Something Spooky

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge fromChing-Chou Kuik. This month our challenge is Hallowe'en or something spooky. I'm sure you have probably noticed recently that I have been making a fair few Hallowe'en cards! I love Hallowe'en, but it's just a shame that it's not really celebrated that much here in the UK. It's getting bigger, but nowhere near as big as it is in the USA!

Anyway here is my card for this month's challenge using the fabulous Pick A Pumpkin. I used some of my last few bits of patterned papers that I got from Kraftin' Kimmie last month and added a cute pumpkin charm too.


This card is also for Polkadoodles Challenge Week 40 Anything Goes Crafty Ribbons Challenge #170 Hallowe'en Colours Little Miss Muffet Challenge #148 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #446 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #20 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Pick A Pumpkin from Ching-Chou Kuik, Halloween Treats &…

Art by MiRan Facebook Progressive Challenge for October

Good evening and boy am I glad it is Friday! Only 2 more weeks to go until half term! This half term has been really busy so far and I am in need of a long rest LOL

Anyway on to this week's project. It is time for our monthly progressive challenge over at the Art By MiRan Facebook Group and as always Mi Ran has drawn us the most gorgeous image to use. And here is Elfette. To find out how to get ahold of her, just pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out my pinned post there!


This card is also for Copic Marker Europe's Challenge #55 Seeing Red Inspiration Destination Challenge #106 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #43 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #92 Die Cuts
Recipe:
Stamps: Elfette from Art by MiRan, Merry Little Christmas from Stampin' Up
Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft …