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Craft Box Design Team Post - Mini Envelope Album

Good afternoon and welcome to a new DT post for me. I applied for the Craft Box DT post ages ago and will admit I actually forgot that I had done it until the lovely Anna added me to a Facebook group just for the team. With everything else going on at work, it had completely slipped my mind, so was a lovely surprise to find out I had made the team!

Anyway I got my box of goodies this week and thought I would have a play and do something a little different for me! In the box were 4 pearlescent mini envelopes and I knew I wanted to use them somehow to make a mini album. After browsing on Pinterest I decided to make this cute album.

I used lots of goodies from the box including the patterned papers, flowers, pearls, charm, gem, washi tape/stickers and envelopes of course.

Here is the box closed...


And opened... I added a couple of tags on the inside folds to add some journaling to.

And with the inserts showing the washi tape/stickers, to which photos or more journaling could be added. A …

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Glitter

Good morning and welcome to my final GDT post forCrafty Sentiments. I have been a Guest Designer for the last 6 months and that time has just flown by, but it is now time for me step down from the team and say a big thank you to both Celine and Suzette for inviting me to join them and for asking me to stay on the team. Unfortunately I just don't have time to keep going with so many design teams at the minute as my workload at school seems to just be getting heavier and heavier! I seem to be spending much more time at home marking than I ever did before :(

Anyway this week's challenge is to use glitter, so we want to see lots of it on your project. I used lots of glitter paper on my card this time.

Here is the card closed... You can see all the glitter here really well on the striped paper and all the snowflakes.


And here it is open with the gorgeous Prom Dress all dressed up for a wintery ball! You can't really see very well here, but the pale blue layer of her dress is co…

The East Wind New Release - Aurora Flower Garden

Good evening and welcome to my new release post for The East Wind. Huge apologies that I am so late with this release, but I have been so busy with work for the last couple of weeks and end up falling asleep by about 8pm a lot of the time. I actually managed to stay awake until about 9:30 today! If work was a little less stressful during the day it would help heaps!

Anyway here is my card using Aurora Flower Garden, which I coloured up in traditional Christmas colours and made her into a quick and simple card. Just shows how these images can be used for a variety of occasions!

This card is also for Left of Center Creative Challenge #158 Fair Maidens Allsorts Challenge Week 391 Anything Christmas Aud Sentiments Challenge #169 Anything Goes + A Sentiment The Crafty Addicts Challenge #29 Anything Goes + Option of Christmas Paper Aurora Wings Challenge #40 Christmas
Recipe:

Stamps: Aurora Flower Garden from The East Wind

Papers: Real Red, Old Olive & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from S…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration post - Poinsettia Fairy

Good Morning and welcome to a last Ching-Chou Kuik inspiration post for the month of November! I got a FB memory pop up on my phone the other day for when I shared my very first DT card for this blog and it was dated 2 years ago! I cannot believe how quickly that tie has gone and I can't believe I have been on this DT for that long. Thank you so much to Kym for having me!

Anyway on to my card...I used the gorgeous Poinsettia Fairy for this one and used up some old papers with poinsettias on and my new poinsettia dies. I kept it fairly simple as I wanted her to really stand out!


Recipe:
Stamps: Poinsettia Fairy from Ching-Chou Kuik
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Poinsettia Dies, Happy Word Set Dies & Christmas Word Set Dies all from Britannia Dies, Gold Pearl Pen from Dut…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #274 Bingo!

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is a bingo board challenge and all you need to do is pick a column, row or diagonal line from the board below and include the things in that line on your project. Easy one, right?!


I chose the top row of sentiment, ribbon and pearls and came up with this card using the gorgeous Callyn
This card is also for Craft-Dee Bowz November Challenge Anything Goes and a Handmade bow Die Cutting Divas Challenge #293 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #168 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #76 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #137 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Callyn from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Crumb Cake & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Christmas Papers Digital Papers from Pretty Graphik, Card base from Crafts UK, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) …

Faery Ink New Release Demera Snow Whisper Fae

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release from Faery Ink. This month Amanda has drawn the most gorgeous collection of images and I jumped at the chance to use this beauty! How stunning is this Demera Snow Whisper Fae? Love her!

I went for more icy colours on this one using blue, aqua and lilac and I just love how it came out! See all that sparkly stuff behind the image?! This is one of my new purchases - foil strands and I love all the extra sparkle this give a project!

This card is also for Aurora Wings Challenge #40 Christmas Love To Scrap Challenge #90 Anything Goes Craft Your Passion Challenge #339 Anything Goes Christmas Card Challenge #49 Anything Goes Left of Center Challenge #157 Christmas
Recipe:
Stamps: Demera Snow Whisper Fae from Faery Ink, Winter Wishes Stars from Joy Crafts
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Card & Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter's …

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Harvest Happenings

Good morning everyone and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight our challenge is Harvest Happenings and we would love to see some harvest themed projects. We don't really celebrate Harvest Festival over here in the UK, although my school does a Harvest collection every year and all the food that the children donate is given to a local homeless charity that one of our TAs volunteers with at the weekends. It is amazing the amount of food that is donated every year. Makes you feel very humble!

Anyway onto my card for today's challenge. I used the adorable Harvest Hedgehogsand kept it fairly simple for once. I actually used some of my Summertime papers from Maja Design, after holding on to them for so long and just stroking them occasionally LOL I thought the colours went really well this image too.


This card is also for Aloha Friday Challenge #85 Thanks Die Cutting Divas Challenge #292 Being Thankful ABC Challenge T is for…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Holly Angel

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week the DT's challenge was to use red, green or both for their inspiration card, so I went with both to make another Christmas card. I have about 30 made so far and will probably still need to fair few more, so any opportunity I can I make one!

I have used the gorgeous Holly Angel for this one and went for both red and green, keeping the card fairly simple for posting!


This card is also for Creatalicious Challenge #103 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #32 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #191 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl's November Card Challenge Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #28 Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Holly Angel from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up
Papers: Old Olive & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts UK Limited, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
I…

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge Anything Goes for November

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. I was running really late with this card as I actually thought I had made one already until I looked in the events page I had set up in our DT group and realised that the card I was thinking of was last month's! Ooops, so a couple of evenings this week, I coloured the image and then made the card. I rarely craft during the week as I am either too shattered from work or am working at home marking books instead. Luckily this week has been a little easier on marking for me!

Anyway here's the card I made using the gorgeous Winnie with her delicious cup of hot chocolate! I coloured her up in my current fave Christmas combo of red, white and brown and added some new digital papers that I bought from an etsy store the other day. They were on offer and costs me about 82p a pack, so a bought a few packs! They print so beautifully as well, so were a good purchase!


This card is also…

All Dressed Up Challenge Anything Goes

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from All Dressed Up. As always our challenge is an Anything Goes one, but you do need to use an image from All Dressed Up to enter the challenge. Not too hard considering these images are just gorgeous!

Anyway here is my card using the adorable Warm Hands, Warm Heart, which  thought would make a lovely, peaceful Christmas card. I went for an almost monochromatic colour combo using some old winter themed patterned papers that I found in my stash!


This card is also for Petal Lu Challenge #26 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz November Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 46 Anything Goes World Wide Open DT Challenge #16 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge 135 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Warm Hands, Warm Heart from All Dressed Up
Papers: Crumb Cake & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Gilded Winter Patterned Papers from Trimcraft, Gold Glitter Paper from Poundland, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Ink…

The East Wind Challenge #67 Oh So Shapely

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. This time our challenge is called Oh So Shapely, so we would love to see your shaped projects or you can use a shapely image.

I used the gorgeous Aurora Reindeer and my snowglobe Dutch Doobadoo Card Art Template to make this wintery Christmas card. You can't really tell in the photo but the white paper is actually glitter paper and all the sparkle looks really pretty in real life. I added lots of white gesso around all the edges as well to act as snow.


This card is also for Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #214 Anything Goes Left of Center Challenge #156 Inspired by...my new snowglobe template Mari Digis Challenge #19 Anything Goes Inky Chicks Challenge #75 Winter Wonderland Southern Girls Challenge #148 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Aurora Reindeer from The East Wind, Sending Messages from Joy Crafts
Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Paper from Poundland, Super Smooth Card fro…

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Snowflakes

Good Morning and welcome to my penultimate GDT post for the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog. This week our challenge is snowflakes, so we would like to see lots of them on your project this week and for me it was an ideal opportunity to make yet another Christmas card. I do now think I may have enough by the time it comes to sending them all out. Just depends on how many my MIL wants from me!

I decided to do a fancy folded card using one of my Dutch Doobadoo card art templates and love how it came out. I used the adorable Jasmin - Winter Skates and kept to an icy, wintery colour combo!


Recipe:
Stamps: Jasmin - Winter Skates from Crafty Sentiments, Winter Wishes Stars from Joy Crafts
Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White & Winter Frost DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star & Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens
Accessories: Silver Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland,…

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 is a gorgeous image (well, what month isn't there a gorgeous image?!) and if you head on over to the Faery Ink blog you can find out how to get ahold of Ophelia Vanity Fae for yourself.

I decided to make a gift tag for something a little different and the colours were inspired by the ballet performance of Snow White that we saw during the half term holidays at the end of October. Ophelia reminded me a little of the Queen and her magic mirror, so I coloured her using the same colours as her dress - red and gold. You can't see in the photo, but her wings are all covered with Clear Wink of Stella too for a little shimmery touch as well.


Recipe:
Stamps: Ophelia Vanity Fae from Faery Ink, So To Speak from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Hello Honey (Retired), Basic Black, Love Letter DSP (Retired) & Moonlight DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Ink…

Faery Ink DT Application Post

It is time forFaery Ink's annual Design Team call and I thought I would apply again as I have loved being part of the DT this last 6 months. I love all the images and really struggle every month choosing the ones to use for my DT projects as I want to use them all LOL

My love of Faery Ink started a few years ago whilst hunting for fairy images on Etsy and came across a cute butterfly catching one and a steampunk one. A few months later my collection was growing and I am now the proud owner of about 170 images! Wow! Even that number shocked me! I do know that there are quite a few I haven't used yet, so I need to change that!

I don't have a particular favourite Faery Ink image as it all depends on my mood and the style of project I am making, but I really do love the collections that Amanda has created this last year, especially the Ophelia in Wonderland and the Destiny in Oz collections. The canvas I made with the Oz collections is by far one of my favourite things I have …

Ching-Chou Kuik November Challenge - Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month we are celebrating another festival/celebration coming up soon - yep you got it! Christmas!

I chose to use the adorable Gingerbread Man Parade to match with my new patterned papers from Stampin' Up which also have a gingerbread man theme and went for matching colours too.


Recipe:
Stamps: Gingerbread Man Parade from Ching-Chou Kuik, Holiday Lights from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red,Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar (Retired), Whisper White  Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Gingerbread Man Die from X-Cut
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77 Eyes - E55, E57, E59 Dress - YG63, YG67, G24, G28, G29 Gingerbread Men- E31, E33, E35 Lolly Sticks - E23, E25 Red - R35, R37 Berrie…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #272 Christmas is Coming

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Christmas is Coming, so we would like you to create something for the upcoming festivities.

I used the fabulous Santa's Family Selfie and made a little gift treat box in a card! It looks like a card from the outside measuring 5 inch square....


And then on the inside is a little box to add a small gift. I just happened to have a box of candy canes and they were the perfect fit! 
This gift box card is also for Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #326 Get Krafty Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge #148 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #98 Use A Sentiment
Recipe:
Stamps: Santa's Family Selfie from The Paper Shelter, Merry Little Christmas from Stampin' Up
Papers: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin'…

All Dressed Up New Release Party Season

Good evening and welcome to my new release post for All Dressed Up. This time I am using the cute Party Season, which could be used for any occasion, but seeing as we're creeping closer and closer to Christmas, I thought I would use it to make a Christmas card.

I went for traditional red and green colours this time and added some liquid pearl dots around the girls to represent party confetti! Hope it worked!

This card is also for Artistic Inspirations Challenge #167 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #75 Christmas Christmas Card Challenge #47 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl's November Card Challenge Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #191 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Party Season from All Dressed Up, Very Vintage Christmas (Retired) from Waltzing Mouse 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: Che…

Sherri Baldy My Besties New Release - Snow Bird Giggle Box

Good morning and welcome to my new release post for Sherri Baldy. This time I am sharing a gorgeous image from one of Sherri's newer ranges - the Giggle Box Collection and this one is called Snow Bird. I just love this cutie image and it's just perfect for wintery cards.

This card is also for: Come and Get It Challenge Tic Tac Toe (I used Blue, Multi Layer and Flowers, but also included gems, ribbon and glitter paper and glitter on fur trims!) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #45 Anything Goes Scrapper's Delight Challenge #61 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #223 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #31 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Snow Bird Giggle Box from Sherri Baldy, Tiny Tags & Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder & Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Paper from Poundland, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter&…