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The Craft Box January Steampunk Box Project #2

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another project from me for this month's Craft Box. The theme this month is steampunk and whilst I love to look at other people's steampunk projects, I struggle with these, so have gone for a much easier one this time!

I used an old image from The Stamping Chef, (sadly they have closed now, but are running as Illustrations by T) which isn't strictly a steampunk image, but I thought she went really well with the theme. I kept to a general gold and brown colour scheme and added lots of the embellishments, ribbon and papers from the box as well as adding some of the micro beads to my big metal flower. Love those things, but they get everywhere! LOL

This card is also for Creatalicious Challenge #108 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #34 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 5 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #145 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #155 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Demented Beauty from The Stampi…

Art by MiRan Facebook Team's January Anything Goes Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my post for the new anything goes challenge at the Art by MiRan  Facebook Group. This month our challenge has the optional twist of making a thank you or a goodbye project. I opted for a thank you card (you can never have too many of those!) and used the gorgeous Tulipa in lots of bright red and yellow.

This card is also for The Corrosive Challenge #1 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #110 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #171 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #18 Anything Goes As You Like It Challenge Your Favourite Flower and Why (I love tulips as they indicate to me the start of Spring and warmer weather and I also love the range of colours they come in!)
Recipe:
Stamps: Tulipa from Art by MiRan, Any Occasion from Stampin' Up
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Daffodil Delight & Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Real Red & Daffodil Delight both from …

The Paper Shelter Challenge #278 Make It Digital

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Make It Digital, so we would love to see you use a digi image, digital papers, even digital colouring. I used another one of the latest images from The Paper Shelter, The Sun's In My Heart, and went for an aqua blue and pink combo on this one.

This card is also for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #33 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #335 Ribbon Creative Moments Challenge #110 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: The Sun's In My Heart from The Paper Shelter, Scattered Showers & Scattered Showers Additions both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Rose Red & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns from M & C Designs, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Rose Red & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ro…

Flower Fairy by Some Odd Girl

Good evening and welcome to a random post from me! Some Odd Girl are having a DT call and after many discussions with a lovely friend of mine, I have decided to have a go and enter it! I have used many stamps from Some Odd Girl in the past mostly due to the amount of design tams I was on last year and the lack of time to play with non DT images, but now I have dropped several of them and another one finishes soon, I have more time to play with a variety of companies stamps!

For my card I thought I would use the adorable Flower Fairy (fairies are always a weakness of mine!) and I used one of my favourite colour combos too- pink and light green. Lots of pretty die cuts, flowers and ribbon of course completes the card!

This card is also for The Crafty Addicts Challenge #32 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #23 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #170 Anything Goes In The Pink Challenge #111 What's New? (My border and frame dies were Christmas pressies!) Creative …

Coffee Emo by Simply B Stamps

Good afternoon! I thought I would join in with Betty's progressive challenge this month now I have a bit more free time to craft and love this image, although coffee is not my thing. Can't stand the stuff! The smell makes me feel sick let alone the taste! I'm a Pepsi Max girl myself!

Anyway the challenge to go along with this image was to use the colours beige, brown, black and hot pink! My kind of colours!

This card is also for Creatalicious Challenge #107 Anything Goes Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #365 Square Cards A Gem of A Challenge #186 Hearts and/or Flowers Brown Sugar Challenge #234 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #123 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Coffee Emo from Simply B Stamps, Heart-2-Heart #1 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Crumb Cake & A Pop of Pink DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Basic Black …

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Cheshire Cat Illusion

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am showcasing the fabulous Cheshire Cat Illusion image. I love all things Alice in Wonderland and just had to use this one to make a bright, crazy kind of card!

This card is also for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Dies and Punches Crafting With Friends Challenge #35 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #354 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #120 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #50 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Cheshire Cat Illusion from Ching-Chou Kuik, Cheshire Cat from Visible Image

Papers: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Daffodil Delight form Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Mug, Cup & Saucer Die 6003/0022 & Afternoon Tea Border Die 6002/0398 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E0…

Sherri Baldy's My Besties New Release - Scan0124 Moon Dance

Good Morning and welcome to my new release DT post for Sherri Baldy. This time I am showcasing the gorgeous Scan0124 Moon Dance. Isn't she just beautiful?! I really couldn't decide on which papers to go for as I didn't have much that matched the blue of the sky that I coloured, so instead I went with colours that coordinated rather than matched and really love how the image pops out on this one!

Unfortunately you can't tell in the photo, but all the stars and her wings are covered with clear Wink of Stella. I really wish I could get that to show up in the photo without the main image looking funny! LOL

This card is also for Crafty Ribbons Challenge Use Ribbon Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #334 Must Use Ribbon Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #33 Anything Goes World Wide Open DT Challenge #18 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties Scan0124 Moon Dance from Sherri Baldy, Sun, Moon, Stars from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Pool Party &…

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 we have a really cute Valentine's faery for you - isn't she just adorable? I had to go with lots of pink and red on this cutie and added some glitter to the hearts too.

This card is also for Incy Wincy Designs Challenge For the Men In Your Life Crafting From The Heart Challenge #143 Anything Goes Petal Lu's Challenge #30 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl Challenge Any Image Crafty Girlz January Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe
Stamps: Doodlebug Valentine's Lollipop from Faery Ink
Papers: Blushing Bride, Real Red & More Amore DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Heart-2-Heart #3 & #11 Dies all from Papertrey Ink, Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 from Joy Crafts, Diamond Stickles
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E23, E2…

Sherri Baldy's My Besties New Release - Mermaid Fish Bowl

Good evening and welcome to a DT post from me for one the fabulous new releases from Sherri Baldy. This gorgeous mermaid in a fish bowl is just beautiful and I had loads of fun colouring her up! A few under the sea themed die cuts finished her off perfectly.

This card is also for The Sketchy Challenges #111 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #233 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 2 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #1 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #154 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Scan 0120 Mermaid Fish Bowl from Sherri Baldy, Seashells by the Seashore from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana (Retired), Gumball Green (Retired), Tempting Turquoise & Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts UK, Under The Sea Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon & Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (both retired) fr…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Floating Pearls

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 projects that are mostly blue in colour. I chose to use the gorgeousFloating Pearls for my card and made a shaker card using some clear bead things I bought in the Boxing Day sales.

This card is also for Aud Sentiments Challenge #171 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #105 Use Patterned Paper Delicious Doodles January Challenge - Use Something New Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #221 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 2 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Floating Pearls from Ching-Chou Kuik, Little Mermaids from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Twinkles DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Acetate from stash

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sequins from The Range, Clear Beads things from The Works (I think!), …

Art by MiRan January 2017 Progressive Challenge

Good afternoon and welcome to my post for the very final progressive challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. There are going to be some changes coming up for Art by MiRan early this year and one of them is the end of the progressive challenge after 2 years. I cannot let you know just yet what those changes will be, but be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook group to find out in the coming months.

But anyway on to this month's fabulous image, Lady Emma. To find out how to get a hold of her, head on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out my pinned post there. As this is the last progressive challenge, I just had to colour her up in my fave pink colour combo!

This card is also for As You Like It Favourite Hair Combo (I love this shade of brown as depending on how much you use of each colour it can range from really light brown to really dark!) Artistic Inspirations Challenge #170 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #142 Anything Goes Crafting When We Can…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #276 Ribbon and/or Lace

Good morning and welcome to the first challenge of the new year from The Paper Shelter. The challenge is easy this time - just add some ribbon and/or some lace and enter your card or project. I love using both lace and ribbon and my cards very rarely have no ribbon on. I probably have enough of the stuff to start my own ribbon shop!

Anyway onto my card....I used the stunningly beautiful Grace and combined her with some really, really, really, old patterned papers from Stampin' Up that I found whilst having a clear out of some old crafting stuff during the holidays. These have 2003 as the copyright date on them! LOL

This card is also for Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #221 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #109 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Deep Ocean Challenge #146 Anything New(My image is a new one for me) Inky Chicks Challenge #77 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Grace from The Paper Shelter, Welcome to This World Greetings fr…

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge - Use Something New

Good Morning and welcome to the first challenge of the new year from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. We are hoping that Santa brought you some new crafting goodies for Christmas or that you treated yourselves in the sales as our challenge is to use something new. Nice and easy!

I used the gorgeous Wintry Night for my card, but coloured it up in spring colours instead of wintry ones. In my bid to use up more of my old stash I pulled out some really old Stampin' Up patterned papers for this one and added my new die and ribbon to the card.

This card is also for Scrapper's Delight Challenge #62 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #79 Ribbon and Pearls Brown Sugar Challenge #232 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #122 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #34 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Wintry Night from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sweet Friend Bobunni Floral Collection from Crafter's Companion

Papers: Wild Wasabi & Berry Bliss DSP (Retired) both…

Ching-Chou Kuik Birthday Celebrations

Good Morning and welcome to a special birthday celebration post from me, for the lovely Ching-Chou Kuik, who is celebrating today. The DTs from both the challenge blog and the Facebook group have all joined together to help Ching-Chou celebrate her birthday in style. We have all made a tag using the gorgeous Magic Wish and here is mine...

This tag is also for Classic Design Team Open Challenge #10 Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Celebrate Unicorn Challenge #17 January Blues Digi Choosday Challenge Week 1 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Make A Wish from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie & Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pacific Point & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim & Tempting Turquo…

Many Thanks Stamp Anniething

Good morning and Happy New Year! Let's all hope that 2017 is a better year for us all than 2016 was. I have a few New Year Intentions (I don't call them resolutions as I am not trying to resolve anything, but intend on doing different things. This way I change my mindset and hopefully won't feel like a complete failure if I don't achieve them!).

Mine include to read more than last year (not necessarily a set number of books, but more than the 65 I read in 2016), to colour more just for fun and to complete more of my Kit and Clowder classes. I would love to hear what yours are.

Anyway onto my card. I did this one just for fun! Great start to my new year intentions right?! This image, from Stamp Anniething was a freebie in the Kit & Clowder Facebook group ages ago and I only just got round to colouring her in and although she is meant to be a representation of Anna from Frozen, I chose to colour her in my colours as I am not a fan of that film. I usually love all thi…