The Craft Box Let It Snow Canvas Trilogy

Good afternoon and welcome to my second project using the December Craft Box. In the mad run up to Christmas I completely forgot to do this project and then found these 3 small 7 x 5 inch canvases when having a tidy up of some old crafting stuff and knew what I wanted to do with them straight away.

Using a mixture of baby blue, pearl ice blue and blanc acrylic paints, I painted a random background before adding some snowflake die cuts along the edges and corners and then covered all the edges with Snowtex to give each canvas a snowy texture.




I added lots of goodies from the December Christmas Craft Box including the Christmas Tree Sniparts and that gorgeous snowflake Snipart frame, both of which I painted white. I used the snowflake glass stickers in each corner and then added lots of the beaded snowflakes and gems everywhere.


On the centre panel I added the gorgeous Snowflake Suzanne from Art by MiRan, also adding some Snowtex around her. I added some of flowers, pine cones and berries to this canvas as well, covering them all again with more Snowtex. I love that stuff!


I then finished off each canvas using lots of Stickles glitter on all the die cuts,, just to make it really sparkle and although you can't see it well in the photos,the shimmer from the paint and the sparkle from the gems and glitter glue make this project really shine. These will look fabulous as part of my Christmas/winter decorations.


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Recipe:

Stamps: Snowflake Suzanne from Art by MiRan

Papers: Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Baby Blue, Pearl Ice Blue & Blanc Acrylic Paints all from Docrafts

Accessories: Snowflake Border & Corner Dies & Peeking Snowflakes Dies both from Creative Expressions, Winter Die 6002/2033 from Joy Crafts, Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Swedish Ice Stars Dies LR0123 from Marianne Designs, Snowtex, Diamond Stickles, Gems from Papermania, Glass Snowflake Stickers, Flowers, Berries, Pine Cones, Snipart Snowflake Frame, Snipart Christmas Tree and Beaded Snowflakes all from The Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E74, E77, E79
Dress -  B32, B34, B37, B39
Wrap - B01, B02, B04
Flower - BG000
Background - B0000, B000, B00

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Craft Boxers Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and fans and why not share your own projects whilst you are there too?!


Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Celebrations

Good morning and welcome to my final post for Di's Digi Designs. I have decided to step down from this DT as well to give myself more time and less stress. My full time teaching job is highly stressful and I am finding that I am having less and less time to do everything I want to do at the weekends, so unfortunately something has to give. Crafting should definitely be something fun to enjoy rather than stressful as well, trying to get everything done in such a short amount of time.

Anyway here is my card using the adorable Izzy's Xmas Buddies for one of my final winter/Christmas cards. I do love these images and will definitely miss using them on this DT, although I am sure I will definitely be popping from time to time once I get myself sorted after the Christmas break. Thank you to both Di and Audrey for inviting me to join the design team back in March 2016. The past 9 months have just flown by!


Recipe:

Stamps: Izzy's Xmas Buddies from Di's Digi Downloads

Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from stash

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Wink of Stella, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies both from Stampin' Up, Clear 3D Pearl Effects from Dovecraft, Precious Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Hat & Hairband - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Coat - G21, G24, G28
Skirt - BG10, BG11, BG13
Boots - C2, C3, C5
Penguin - YR21, YR23, C5, C7, C9
Polar Bear - RV11, C5, C7, C9, W00, W1, W3
Ground - C00, C0, C1

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 Designs and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge as well. As always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

Faery Ink New Release - Coco Music of my Heart

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release from Faery Ink this month. Something a little different this time too as it is not a Christmas image. I do love this one for a little "I Love You" card or for Valentine's Day too.

Here is my Coco, Music of my Heart card with lots of heart patterned papers and some extra music notes added around her as well.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Coco Music of my Heart from Faery Ink, Dance To The Music from Joy Crafts

Papers: Rose Red, Crumb Cake & Love Blossoms DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Rose Red & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Sahara Sand Lace & Rose Red Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Precious Hearts Die from Memory Box, Gems from Stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair & Eyes - E43, E44, E47
Jeans - E41, E42, E43, E44
Headphones, Sleeves & Shoes - RV19, R56, R89, R59
Hearts & Music Note - RV11, RV13, RV14

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 Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous creations from the DT this month too.

Sherri Baldy New Release Chibi Kawaii Besties ~ Scan0042

Good afternoon everyone and Happy Christmas Eve! I can't believe santa will be popping in to visit already tonight. I have everything bought, wrap and ready to go for the big day tomorrow! Hope you are all organised as well.

Sherri has released another new cutie and I got to work with this one this time, so coloured her up in my fave colour, pink. Isn't she just adorable and look at all that gorgeous hair too! Thought I would add a few thank you cards to my pile for people who gave me Christmas pressies!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Chibi Kawaii Besties ~ Scan0042 from Sherri Baldy, Thank You Tabs 1 from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, Pretty Floral Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Pearls  & Doily both from stash, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT, Butterflies Dies LR0158 from Marianne Designs, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160, Roll Up Roses Dies 6002/0473 & Flourishes Swirl Die No.2 6003/0003 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44
Eyes - G02, G05, G07
Bows & Trims - RV52, RV55
Dress - RV63, RV66, RV69
Bear - W00, W1, W3, RV10, RV11
Ground - W3, W5, W7

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the My Besties Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous cards and projects from the DT whilst you are there.

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Autumn Whisper

Good Morning and welcome to my last inspiration post of the year for Ching-Chou Kuik. I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. Hopefully 2017 will be a better year!

Anyway my inspiration post this time is a free-standing calendar, similar to the other one I made previously, but using the gorgeous Autumn Whisper this time for my lovely friend Jayne!


And the back...
This calendar is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Whisper from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps

Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Curry & Afternoon Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Crushed Curry Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Decorative Scalloped Border Die from Joanna Sheen, Leavenworth & Cascadia Butterfly Trio Dies both from Memory Box, Calendar Tabs from Papermania, White Gesso, Media Board from That Craft Place, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, Y21, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - BV00, BV23, BV25, BV29
Top - BG11, BG32, BG34, BG49
Purple - V20, V22, V25
Gold - YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
Leaves - BG93, BG96
Background - BG10, BG11

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 inspiration from the DT this month as well as joining in our monthly challenge too!

November Craft Box Creation #2 - Polar Bear Hugs

Good Morning and welcome to another DT post from me for Craft Box. I made a card from my November box of goodies this time and used lots of the embellishments this time. I also used one of my new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp sets which I adore! Love these cute, little polar bears!


Recipe:

Stamps: Shake It Up Polar Bears from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Winter Fairies Patterned Papers from Pretty Graphik, Purple and Aqua Card from November's Craft Box

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon, Bauble, Frame, Peg & Gem all from November's Craft Box, Snowtex, White Gesso from Dutch Doobadoo, Glitter Thread from stash

Copics Used:
Scarf - V04, V06
Polar Bears - T1

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Craft Box Facebook page and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the rest of the DTs for even more inspiration!

The Paper Shelter Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This time our challenge is a 3 week challenge, to give the DT some time to spend with their friends and families over the holiday season. To make it easy for you guys as well, our challenge is an anything goes one!

I decided to make something a bit different and made a canvas to add to my other ones, but this time I went for a bright pink, glittery, fairy one! I do love my fairies and collect the Jasmine Becket-Griffith prints and figurines and have loads all over the bedroom, so this one will fit right in! I used the gorgeous Fairy Queen and lots of glitter die cuts with some Foamiran flowers too.



Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Queen from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Champagne & Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: copic Markers, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Paint from Tim Holtz, Pearlescent Chalks, Colour Lab Sprays

Accessories: Canvas from Poundland, Foamiran, Pink & White Stamens from Noor Design UK, Glitter Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, White Gesso, Structure Paste, Butterflies Stencil & Flowers Stencil all from Dutch Doobadoo, AC1 & AC2 Flowers Dies both from Rosy Dot, Around With Butterflies Dies 6002/0322, Butterfly 2 pcs dies 6002/0390 & Vintage Flourishes Butterfly Die 6003/0023 all from Joy CRafts, Fae Ella Die & Fairy Door Die both from Tonic Studios

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - R81, R83, R85
Eyes - E15, E18
Clothes - RV11, RV13, RV14, RV00, RV02, YR00
Wings - RV000, RV00, RV02, YR00, Y21, Y23
Crown - Y21, Y23, RV21, RV23, RV06
Throne - Y21, Y23, Y26, RV000, RV00, RV02, R81, R83

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 projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge as well. As always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

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Faery Ink One Day Fae - Arielle, Candy Cane Christmas Elf

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new one day Fae giveaway from Faery Ink. This month's gorgeous image, which you can get for free just for today from the Faery Ink website, is called Arielle, Candy Cane Christmas Elf. Like all of Amanda's Christmas images, I love this one too!

I decided to go for a more neutral colour palette on the card this time and let the image pop out a bit  more. She is on a card a little bigger than my usual size and that let me use some bigger embellishments too this time.


Recipe:

Stamps: Arielle - Candy Cane Christmas Elf from Faery Ink, Shake It Up from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, I Wish Patterned Papers from Maja Design, Cream from Crafteezee Collection, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Crafts UK

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Decorative Scalloped Edger Die from Joanna Sheen, Wondrous Frame Die from Find IT Media, Lace, Ribbon, Cinnamon Sticks, Flowers, Mini Pine Cones, Enamel Dot & Diamond Dust Glitter all from Crafteezee Collection

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E29
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Hair Bobbles - G40, G43, G46
Bows, Lips & Top - R24, R27, R29
Candy Canes - R32, R35, R37, R39
Tree - G82, YG67, G85, G94
Gingerbread Man - E95, E33, E97, E99, 100, RV29

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 the Faery Ink Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and grab hold of her whilst she is free too.

Di's Digi Designs Challenge Happy Holidays

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Di's Digi Designs. The challenge this time is called Happy Holidays, so you can make a project or card for any holiday, not just Christmas.

I made another Christmas card and used the adorable Xmas Trio this time and used one of my Dutch Doobadoo templates to make a swing card. I used lots of gesso on this one around all the edges to imitate the snow. Very messy to do, but lots of fun!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Xmas Trio from Di's Digi Designs

Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Swing Card 4 Template & White Gesso both from Dutch Doobadoo, Frostyville Border Die from Memory Box, Ice Crystal Dies #1 6002/2018, #2 6002/2019 & #3 6002/2020 all from Joy Crafts, White Glitter Enamel Dots from stash, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Penguin - C5, C7, C9
Penguin's Beak - YR14, YR15
Penguin's Hat - G21, G24, G28
Penguin's Scarf - R24, R27, R29
Snowman - C0
Snowman's Nose - YR15, YR16, YR18
Snowman's Hat - R32, R35, R37, R39
Bear - E70, E71, E74, E77
Bear's Hat - YG61, YG63, YG67
Sign - E42, E43, E44

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 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 too! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Unicorn Love

Good Morning and welcome to my DT inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik. I have used another one of Ching-Chou's unicorn images as I just love these ones! This one is Unicorn Love and I used it to make a wintry card this time. I didn't add a sentiment in case I actually had enough Christmas cards and then I could use it as a Christmas thank you for my pressies!

I added lots of sparkle to this one as just love how it came out!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Unicorn Love from Ching-Chou Kuik, Winter Flurry from Card-io

Papers: Smoky Slate, Whisper White & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card base from Crafts UK

Inks: Baja Breeze, Pool Party & Smoky Slate all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Spica At You Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from stash, Crystal Stickles, Icicle Border Die 6002/2036 & Ice Crystal Die 6002/2053 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Eyes - B02, B04, B06
Top & Inner Wings - BG05, BG07, BG09
Outer Wings & Inner Ears on Unicorn - C0, C1, C2
Skirt - C1, C2, C3, C5
Unicorn - BG0000, BG000
Eyes - BG15, BG18
Mane & Tail - BG10, BG11, BG13
Leaves - YG21, YG25

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep popping back to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous inspiration posts from the DT and why not join in our challenge whilst you are there too?!

Art by MiRan December Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Art by MiRan's Facebook team. This month our anything goes challenge has an optional theme of celebrations. I am still in Christmas card making mode, so I made another Christmas card, but hopefully one of my last ones! I used the same patterned papers as before so ended up with the same colour combo, but I love it!

I used the adorable Winter for this card, an old image, but still really cute!

This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Christmas Song (I bought this stamp set just for this sentiment as Have A Merry Little Christmas is my fave christmas song. I just love the classy tune!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Winter from Art by MiRan, Santa's Sentiments from Creative Expressions

Papers: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Swedish Ice Stars LR0123 from Marianne Design, Fairmont Labels Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Red 3D Pearl Effects from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74
Eyes - E1, E74, E77
Red - R35, R37, R39
Brown - E42, E43, E44

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 too?!

All Dressed Up Challenge #64 Anything Goes

Good evening and welcome to my very last post for the All Dressed Up Challenge. I have decided to leave some of my design teams and start the new year with less of a workload. My real life job is incredibly busy and I am finding that I am just not having as much free time at home as I would like and tend to spend all weekend, every weekend making DT cards. I don't have any other time to do anything else :(

To help with that I have decided to leave All Dressed Up and would like to thank Wendy and all the other lovely ladies, who have been part of the design team, for their love and friendship over the last (almost) 2 years. I joined All Dressed Up in February 2015 and that time has just flown by! I will always be a huge fan of Wendy's images and I know that I will join in the challenges when I get the chance too.

So anyway here is my last card using the gorgeous Christmas Tree Fairy, all coloured up in traditional colours. I have finally discovered the fun of Snow-Tex too and added lots to my flowers and the wooden stars!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Tree Fairy from All Dressed Up

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Very Vanilla Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Wooden Stars from Crafteezee Collection, Snow-Tex, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, On The Edge Clote #11 Die from Crealies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Red - R32, R35, R37 R39
Leaves - YG93, YG97, YG99

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 Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?! Just remember you need to include an image from All Dressed Up though!

Sherri Baldy's My Besties New Release and The Craft Box December Project #1

Good evening everyone! I hope you are all almost ready for Christmas! I'm getting there. Cards are all done I think, pressies all bought (now just need to arrive and then be wrapped), food has been ordered for delivery and the tree is now up! I think that's everything, although I am sure something will crop up!

Anyway here is one of Sherri Baldy's latest new release, Scann0098, which made her way onto one of my last Christmas cards. I also used some of the gorgeous goodies in the December Craft Box for this one as well. There was so much stuff in it this time - more than enough to make several projects!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Scann0098 from Sherri Baldy

Papers: Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card fro That Craft Place, Patterned Papers from December's Craft Box

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Crystal Stickles, Flowers, Wooden Button, Ribbon, Pine Cone & Berries all from December's Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - E23, E25, E27
Dark Red - R56, R89, R59
Bright Red - R35, R37, R39
Dark Green - G24, G28, G29
Olive Green - YG91, YG93, YG95

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Sherri's Facebook group and The Craft Box Facebook Group and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the DTs and fans this month too!

Ching-Chou Kuik December Challenge - Bright and Beautiful

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. I'm sure you have seen all the gorgeous projects from the DT by now, but here is mine in a bit more detail.

I have a love of anything mystical and mythical and unicorns are one of my fave mythical creatures, so I was super excited when Ching-Chou released her new unicorn images. I used the beautiful Northern Nightfall for this card and made it into a wintery Christmas card. Just shows how versatile these images can be.  I used the colours from my patterned papers for the colour combo and I do love the turquoise and purple together.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Northern Nightfall from Ching-Chou Kuik, Winter Wishes Stars from Joy Crafts

Papers: Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Winter Fairies Patterned Papers from Pretty Graphik, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Aqua Stickles, Snowflake Punch Die CR1335 from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Eyes - B16, B18
Top - B02, B04, B06
Wing - BV000, BV00, BV01
Mane - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Unicorn Fur- BV31, BV02
Flowers - V22, V25
Water - B000, B00, B01
Trees - YG63, G85, YG67
Ground - E31, E33, G43, G29
Sky - BV000, BV00, BV01, B0000, B000, B00, 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 gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

All Dressed Up New Release Post - Merry and Bright

Good  afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from All Dressed Up. Wendy has released some more gorgeous images again this month and I was asked to use Merry and Bright. I decided to go with a reindeer theme for this card to match the image and made a side step card for something different.


Recipe:

Stamps: Merry and Bright from All Dressed Up

Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Reindeer Dance Edge'ables Die from Die'Sire, Reindeers Dies from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Antlers - E31, E33, E35
Red - R24, R27, R29
Trousers - E21, E23, E25, E27
Top - E30, E31, E33
Green - G40, G43 G46
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Ground - E70, E71

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 and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too!

The Paper Shelter 6th Birthday Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. We are celebrating a very special 6th Birthday for The Paper Shelter on December 8th and we thought this would be a fabulous way to bring both design teams together and share our love for The Paper Shelter. It will also be a two week Challenge.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "A Special Birthday" theme, which I know is extremely popular! If you have landed here from Colette's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you won't want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

Here is my card using the gorgeous Regina in a very classy black, white and gold colour combo. I love the way she turned out and will definitely be trying out this combo again!


Recipe:

Stamps: Regina from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from the Art Deco Crafteezee Collection, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Gold Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Fairmont Labels & Fairmont Decorative Elements Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Gold Adhesive Dome Borders from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV23, BV25, BV29
Eyes - G82, G85
Hat, Coat & Boots - C5, C7, C9
Cane - W7, W9
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Shading on White - C0
Ground - W00, W1, W3

From here you will need to hop on over to Marie's blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop! Good luck and we hope you're enjoying it so far.

The East Wind Challenge #68 Meowy Christmas

Good afternoon and welcome to my (very late) DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. I have been really run down this week and have just not had the time or energy to make my card until this morning, so apologies for this one being late! I am hardly ever late with my DT makes, but this month has just been really crazy at work, leaving little time for much else!

Anyway here is my card using the cute freebie from the newsletter, Meowy Christmas #2. Such a sweet kitty. My own cat would definitely go to sleep in a stocking if she would fit (and probably even if she didn't!).

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Recipe:

Stamps: Meowy Christmas #2 from The East Wind, Cat Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio

Papers: Old Olive & Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts UK, Super Smooth Car from That Craft Place

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Cat - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, R81, R83
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Cord - C5, C7
Top of Stocking - W00, W1, W3

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 cards from the rest of the DT. 

Di's Digi Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colours

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Di's Digi Designs. This fortnight our challenge is to use traditional Christmas colours on your project. I used the adorable Jolly Reindeer Cheers, which you can find on the Christmas page here in Di's store. I went with my new favourite colour combo of red, white and kraft brown and love this one! He is just so cute!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Jolly Reindeer Cheers from Di's Digi Designs, Dashing from the Greeting Farm

Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card base from Crafts UK

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Gems from stash, Chunky White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, White Liquid Applique, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Fur - E41, E42, E43, E44
Antlers - E43, E44, E47
Red - R35, R37, R39
Inner Ears - R20, R22

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 Designs Challenge and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not  join in the fun whilst you are there too?


Art by MiRan Progressive Challenge for December

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. This month we have a cute image that could be used for wintery cards or for birthdays or any other occasion that you can think of.

To find out all the information for how you can get hold of her, head on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out the pinned post there for the details!

And here is my card. I made her into a wintery card to add another one to my Christmas card stash. I seem to have been making Christmas cards forever now, but I'm still not sure if I will have enough or not! Need to get my Christmas card list written.

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Recipe:

Stamps: ??? from Art by MiRan, Shake It Up Polar Bears from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Winter Flurry from Card-io

Papers: Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Winter Fairies Patterned Papers from Pretty Graphik, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card base from Crafts UK 

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Create-A-Flake 3 Dies from Spellbinders, Gems from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair & Shoes - C3, C5, C7, C9
Eyes - B04, B05, B06
Jeans - B32, B34, B37, B39
Scarf - B41, B21, B24
Jumper - BV08, V12, V15, V17
Ground - W0, W1

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

Faery Ink's December Facebook Challenge- Gifts

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new Facebook challenge from Faery Ink. This month the challenge is to make a gift or gift packaging. You could create something as a Christmas gift, a gift tag, decorate a gift bag, but it doesn't have to be a Christmas related project either, as long as you use an image from Faery Ink on it.

I used the gorgeous Gabbie Art Nouveau Fae for my project as she is just stunning and was perfect for my project. I decorated an MDF media board from That Craft Place to use as a freestanding calendar. I was inspired by something similar I saw in a local gift shop, which had a message on one side and some butterflies on the other. I wanted to create my own version of course, so asked Danny at That Craft Place to cut me some of these media boards and they are just perfect.

Anyway...here is the front of my calendar. She has been coloured in purples as this will be a gift for my fabulous friend Michele, who loves all things purple.


And here is the reverse side with the calendar on it. I changed my mind about where to put the actual calendar so now have a gap, which I think I might add Michele's name to instead.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Gabbie Art Nouveau Fae from Faery Ink

Papers: Smoky Slate from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Crafts & You Design, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Perfect Plum Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Decorative Scalloped Edger Die from Joanna Sheen, Calendar Tab from Papermania, Media Board from That Craft Place

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV11, BV13, BV17
Eyes - B01, B04, B06
Lips & Gems - V04, V06
Plum - V91, V93, V95, V99
Lilac - V20, V22, V25
Gloves - T1, T4, T6
Frame - C00, C0, C1, C2, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
Sceptre - Bv25, BV29, BV04, BV08

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 Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?!

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...