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Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Be In My Heart

Good Morning and welcome to my last inspiration post for this month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the beautiful Be In My Heart this time and absolutely love how this one came out! Lots of pretty papers and loads of gorgeous embellishments too!

This card is also for The Sketchy Challenges #114 Spring Aloha Friday Challenge #89 Flowers Brown Sugar Challenge #239 Anything Goes Morgan's Art World Challenge #4 For The Ladies Cute Card Thursday Challenge #466 Florals Little Miss Muffet Challenge #157 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Be In My Heart from Ching-Chou Kuik, Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Soft Sky & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Car Base from stash
Inks: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace & Twine both from Brenda's Lace and Ribb…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #282 The Boys Are Back In Town

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is all about the boys, so we would love to see your masculine themed projects. The Paper Shelter have a fabulous range of boys and men images so head on over to find them all here. I used the adorable Urban and Modern Boy for my card and kept it fairly simple for a change.

This card is also for Digi Choosday Week #8 Challenge Anything Goes Inky Chicks Challenge #79 Happy Birthday Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #112 Anything Goes With A Twist of Keep It Masculine Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Urban and Modern Boy from The Paper Shelter, Boy Basics: Game On from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Marina Mist, Old Olive & Junior Varsity DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Marina Mist & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Buttons from sta…

Faery Ink New Release

Good morning everyone! I have a new post for you over on the Faery Ink blog, so you will need to head on over there to see it!

Jasmine Becket-Griffith Colouring - Portrait with A Spiderling

Good evening! I thought would share something different with you tonight! I got the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Colouring Book for Christmas as I am a huge fan of hers. I have several of her prints and figurines and was lucky enough to meet her at the Whitby Goth Festival a couple of years ago and spent a while chatting with Jasmine and her husband. Really lovely people!

I spent the afternoon last Sunday colouring away one of the smaller images from her colouring book. I photocopied the page onto my Super Smooth Card, so I could colour it with my Copics and to be honest I don't want to ruin the book with my markers. The paper in it isn't really suitable for Copics anyway and I don't want the colouring to bleed through as there is a description of the following image on the back of the colouring page, which would be ruined! I'm also a bit OCD about things like that and if I did the pages out of order my OCD wouldn't like it! This way I can do them as I like!

A…

Simply B Pastel Goth Lucinda

Good Morning and welcome to my post using this month's progressive challenge image from Simply B Stamps. This gorgeous gal is called Lucinda and our challenge this time was to use the photo below for a pastel goth colour combo! As a former goth in my youth and still very much a "wearing black all the time" kinda gal, this was a perfect colour combo for me! (The only thing that has really changed is that I now have blonde hair rather than black and my lipstick colour tends to be pink now!)


And here is my card... I went for a two tone colour combo on her hair, which I do think would have looked better if her hair was straight, but I think you get the idea!

This card is also for The Ribbon Girl Use Any Image Challenge for February Sweet Stampin' Challenge Flowers Creative Fingers Challenge #125 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Lucinda from Simply B Stamps
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, basic Black & Modern Medley DSP (Retired) a…

Sherri Baldy My Besties New Release - Scan0115 Bloomin' Besties Dolls

Good evening and welcome to my DT post sharing one of the new releases from Sherri Baldy this month. This gorgeous girl is Scan0115 from the Bloomin' Besties Dolls Collection. I used pastel colours this time and some of my new patterned papers.

This card is also for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Fantastic Florals Fussy and Fancy Challenge #181 Ribbon and Lace Colour Crazy Challenge Week 7 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #37 Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge Y for You Choose
Recipe:
Stamps: Scan0115 Blooming Besties Dolls from Sherri Baldy, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand & Falling In Love DSP all from Stampin' Up,  Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (Retired) & Sahara Sand Lace (Retired?) both from Stampin' Up, On The Edge Clote 11 Die from Crealies, Tiara Mini Edgeable Die from Crafter's Companion, Pink 3D Pearl E…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Sweet Companion

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the gorgeous Sweet Companion image for my card and just love this gorgeous digi stamp.

I went for a purple and grey colour combo with a touch of pink for the flowers and love how it came out. I'm not very good at colouring animals yet (I do have the class form Kit and Clowder and have it all printed, but not yet found the time to start it!), but I am pleased with how the horse came out.

This card is also for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #19 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #109 Anything Goes A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #38 Anything Goes Petal Lu Challenge #32 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #110 Use Your Favourite Things (Pretty Images, Flowers, Ribbon & Die Cuts) Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #3 Add Flowers
Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Companion from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Always Art…

Faery Ink One Day Fae Three Little Birds Lahla

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the One Day Fae Giveaway from Faery Ink. This month's gorgeous image is Three Little Birds Lahla and she is just adorable!

I decided to go a bit vintage-y on this one for a change and added lots of pretties! What do you think?

To grab hold of her for yourself, head on over to the Faery Ink blog and check out Amanda's post with all the details on!

This card is also for  Lemon Shortbread's Challenge #35 Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Use Your Favourite Tool (Without a doubt, mine is my Big Shot!) Crafting From The Heart Challenge #146 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #2 Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge #268 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Three Little Birds Lahla from Faery Ink, Little Bitty Bird Additions from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Crafteezee Collection, Super Smooth C…

Sherri Baldy New Release Scan0019 Dolls

Good morning and Happy Birthday to my mum! We're off out later for lunch, but I made this card with her in mind as I know she will love this newly released image from Sherri Baldy. Just look at that huge bow and dress! Love it!

This card is also for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #14 Flowering Crafty Catz Challenge Anything Goes Sweet Stampers Challenge #4 Add A Sentiment Polkadoodles Challenge Week 6 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #156 Anything Goes As You Like It Challenge Ribbon or Lace (I love both, but prefer ribbon for the styles, colours and patterns and rarely do I make a card without any!)
Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties Scan0019 Dolls from Sherri Baldy, Flag Sentiments from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin&#…

Ching-Chou Kuik February Challenge Love Is All Around

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Ching-Chou Kuik. This month our challenge is called Love Is All Around. An ideal challenge for the upcoming Valentine's Day celebrations, don't you think?

I used the gorgeous Love Is In The Airfor this challenge and used some of my new Valentine's themed patterned papers and kept to a red and white theme.

This card is also for  Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Hearts and Flowers Crafting By Designs Challenge Love and Romance The Sisterhood of Crafters - Roses are Red Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #109 Shades of Red Aud Sentiments Challenge #173 Valentine or Love Sentiment
Recipe:
Stamps: Love Is In The Air from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps, Sweet Friend from Crafter's Companion
Papers: Real Red, Whisper White & Sending Love DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Roses & Sta…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #280 - For a Special Moment

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. Our challenge this week is called For A Special Moment, so you could make a project for the upcoming Valentine's Day, a birthday, a new baby, a new home, an anniversary, anything special moment you can think of really!

I went with a Valentine's Day card using the adorable You Have Mail. I thought this would make a fun, cute twist for a slightly different Valentine's. Isn't he such a sweetie?! 
This card is also for Deep Ocean Challenge #148 Hearts Southern Girls Challenge #153 3 or more patterned papers Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Cute Creative Moments Challenge #111 Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #337 Wild About You Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Love
Recipe:
Stamps: You Have Mail from The Paper Shelter, Love & Marriage & Heart-2-Heart #11 both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Real Red, Night of Navy & Sending Love DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card …

Stamp Anniething's Kelsey - Believe

Good Morning! I thought I would have a play today with one of my new stamps from Stamp Anniething and just had to use the fairy Kelsey! If you have followed my blog for a while you might notice that I love fairies, mermaids and unicorns so anything mythical and fantasy related really. Love this cute fairy and used lots of my goodies from the new Crafteezee Collection box In The Garden too.

This card is also for Crafting By Designs Challenge February Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge #187 Add A Butterfly 613 Avenue Create Challenge #194 Anything Goes Crafting When We Can Challenge #137 Flowers The Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Kelsey - Believe from Stamp Anniething
Papers: Tempting Turquoise & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Crafteezee Collection, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Accessories: Ribbon & Light Turquoise Roses all from Wild Orchid Crafts, Gr…

Art By MiRan Goodbye Post

Good evening everyone. It is with a very sad heart that I have to write this post! Mi Ran has decided to take a break from her Art by MiRan digital stamp work to concentrate on other projects and has therefore decided to close both the Art by MiRan Facebook group and the Art by MiRan blogs.

I have been part of the Facebook team from the beginning, when it was just me on my own-some and started hosting the monthly challenges. Together with Jackie, we also started the Progressive Challenge which has just completed its 2nd year. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this team and seeing it grow from just a couple of entries to almost 30 every month. Some of you lovely ladies have joined in every month and I really do enjoy seeing what you create with the gorgeous images every month.

So I now give a huge thank you to Mi Ran for inviting me for joining her team over 2 years ago, to Jackie Randolph for helping me learn the ropes as the Facebook Team Coordinator, to Bonnie, Liz, Melanie, P…

Whimsy Stamps New Release Part 2 - Little Leprechaun

Good Morning and welcome to another new release post from me for the Whimsy Stamps Digi Team. Today I am sharing with you a cute Little Leprechaun, designed by Crissy Armstrong, sitting on his pot of gold! I also used the gorgeous Rainbow Papers designed by Tracy Wray as well as I thought rainbows and leprechauns would go perfectly together!

I did realise when making this card that I have no shamrock themed stamps or charms either, so a little shopping trip needs to be in order, don't you think?!

This card is also for A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #37 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #121 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #24 Anything Goes Petal Lu's Challenge #31 Anything Goes Creative Ladybirds Challenge #23 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Little Leprechaun & Various Occasion Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Daffodil Delight & Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Rainbow Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Car from That…

Faery Ink New Release Card

Good morning everyone! I have a new post for you over on the Faery Ink blog, so you will need to head on over there to see it!


Fantastic News!

Good morning and welcome to my first DT post for a new design team. I know I said I wanted to have more free time to myself and stepped down from a few of the teams I was on, but this opportunity came about and was just too good to refuse! I am now a very proud design team member for the Whimsy Stamps Digi team!

For my first card of the month, I have used the new release Penguin Valentine designed by Crissy Armstrong, which is just adorable along with a sentiment from the Various Occasions Sentiments set, designed by my fabulous friend Tracy Wray. I used my new Valentine's themed papers from Stampin' Up for this one and went with a red, black and white combo - very classy colours for Valentine's!

This card is also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge The Colour of Love Love To Scrap Challenge #94 Who Loves You, Baby?! Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #336 Birds (A penguin's a bird, right?!) The Crafty Addicts Challenge #33 Anything Goes With A Sentiment Through The Craft…