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Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Jelly Bean's Flower

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team. This week I am showcasing the adorable Jelly Bean's Flower. How cute is this elephant?!

I really need to remember to print out some of the gorgeous digital patterned papers as well at work (or buy some coloured ink cartridges!), so I can share with you all the gorgeous papers too!


Recipe:
Stamps: Jelly Bean's Flower & Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamps both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz & Everyday Enchantment DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems & Butterfly Sticker both from Poundland
Copics Used: Elephant - T1, T2, T4, T6 Inner Ears - R00, R01, R02 Cap - B34, B37, B39 Flower - BV00, BV02, BV04, Y21, Y23, Y26 Pot - E95, E97, E99 Soil - E74, E77, E79 Leaves - G40, G43, G46 Water - BG02, BG…

Ching-Chou Kuik Sponsors Passionate Paper Creations

Good Morning and welcome to an extra post for Ching-Chou Kuik from me this month. This week Ching-Chou Kuik is sponsoring the Facebook group Passionate Paper Creations and has a fabulous new image to share with you all. Here is the gorgeous Fields of Daisies, a great image for all your Spring or Easter cards.

I made a sweet little Easter card, using lots of pastel colours. I don't make too many Easter cards as I don't send them, not being a Christian and all, but my MIL likes to send a few out, so she normally takes whatever I make.

Anyway here she is... There will be lots of fun and games in the Passionate Paper Creations group this week, so do be sure to pop in there and say hello!


Recipe:

Stamps: Field of Daisies from Ching-Chou Kuik, Easter Fun Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz & Tea Party DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon (Retired) from St…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Turn Into The Wind

Good afternoon and huge apologies that my Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration post is late. I didn't get chance to make it last weekend and had good intentions to make it up one evening during the week. Unfortunately that all went out of the window. Work was really busy and I was also busy writing a job application for a new job, so with all that going on I kept falling asleep really early!

Anyway here is my card for this week's inspiration, using the gorgeous Turn Into The Wind. I used some colours inspired by my friend's baby blanket that she had covering her new baby when we met up last weekend. A gorgeous blanket of light brown, coral and aqua. I loved it and came home to colour this gorgeous image using similar colours.

This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #243 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #363 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 12 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #159 Anything Goes As You Like It Challenge Favourite Medium(Love using my Copics. They…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Moonlit Ride

Good Morning and welcome to my weekly inspiration post for the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team. This week I am showcasing one of Crissy's older images, Moonlit Ride, but I just love this collection of beautiful horses that were released last year.

I kept the background fairly plain on this one as I wanted it to look as if the horse was jumping through the stars. I created the sky using Versamark and clear embossing powder before covering the white card with different colours of ink. I haven't used this emboss resist technique for ages, but loved doing it!


Recipe:
Stamps: Moonlit Ride & Sun, Moon, Stars both  from Whimsy Stamps, Boy Basics: Out of This World, Everyday Classics, Star prints & Banner Builder all from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White & Pop of Pink DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Orchid Opulence, Blue Bayou & Concord Crush (All Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silv…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #286 Birthday Girl

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is a nice and easy one - Birthday Girl - so we would love to see your birthday projects!

I used the revamped, but still gorgeous,Pastel Gothika for my card and went with a typical black and purple gothic combo. I went through a goth phase as  teenager and black was the colour of choice for everything! In fact, I still wear a lot of black, but my hair is now a bleached platinum blonde! Black hair makes me look really old now I'm middle aged! LOL

Anyway here she is...I attempted to colour a misty grey sky, but it didn't come out as dark as I initially wanted and then I got too scared to make it any darker in case it made it worse! Think I need to have a try on another image.


Recipe:
Stamps: Pastel Gothika from The Paper Shelter, Balloon Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White & Night and Day DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth C…

Simply B Stamps March Progressive Challenge - Beehive Queen

Good evening! I finally found time today after a busy weekend to write up my blogpost for this month's progressive challenge from Simply B Stamps. I loved this image and had the perfect patterned papers and dies to go with her! The recipe we were given for this challenge was to use black, white and yellow as the main colours, patterned papers, ribbon and embossing. I did forget the embossing initially so went back and added some shabby blue frantage embossing powder around the image! It is a larger card at 7.75 inches square, but it needed to be big to get all the layers and die cuts on!

This card is also for Simon Says Monday Challenge Layer It Up Crafting From The Heart Challenge #151 Anything Goes Pile It On Challenge #128 Humor The Ribbon Girl March Any Image Challenge Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #231 Anything Goes Come And Get It Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Beehive Queen from Simply B Stamps
Papers: Hello Honey (Retired) & Basic Black both from Stampin&…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Seeing Through

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog this week. Today I am showcasing the gorgeous image Seeing Through. I went for a reasonably mellow card this time and love how the image really pops out against the pastel papers. I used some of my new dies on this one and love these flowers and the label frame dies!

This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #242 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #126 Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge A is for Anything With Wings Crafting With Friends Challenge #39 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #162 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 11 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Seeing Through from Ching-Chou Kuik, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink
Papers: So Saffron, Marina Mist & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Spring Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) from Stampi…

Sherri Baldy My Besties New Release Post - Scan0007

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for a newly released digi stamp from Sherri Baldy. This cutie is Scan0007 (I will update with her full name once I know it!) and I just love that fancy hat! I used some new patterned papers and dies for this one (I got loads in a bargain sale last week and saved almost £40 on them! I actually paid less than I saved LOL)

This card is also for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #114 Use Buttons Crafty Girlz Challenge for March Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #111 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #20 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #37 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 11 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties Scan0007 from Sherri Baldy, Star Studded Birthday from Fuzzy Lemon

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Basic Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers & Heart Painted Patterned Papers both from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retire…

Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge #1 Anything Goes

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first Whimsy Stamps Digital Team Challenge on Facebook. We are now doing monthly challenges and would love to see your entries using any of the stamps, rubber, clear or digital, from the Whimsy Stamps store.

Our challenge this month is Anything Goes with the option of making an Easter project. I decided to use the adorable Courageous Carlfor this challenge and combined him with thePet Papers 1 and Pet Papers 2 sets and Vintage Sentiments.


Recipe:
Stamps: Courageous Carl & Vintage Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Wild Wasabi all from Stampin' Up, Pet Papers 1 & 2 both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Daisy Dies 6002/6201 & Mery's Twig Dies 6002/0588 both from Joy Crafts, Brads from stash
Copics Used: Mane - E33, E37, E39 Fur - E30, E31, E33, E35 Nose - C3, C5, C7, C9 Stem & Leaf - YG03, YG06, YG09 Flower…

Ching-Chou Kuik March Challenge Easter or Spring

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is Easter or Spring, so we would love to see some of your Spring or Easter themed projects.

I used the gorgeous Love in Spring image for my card and made a slightly bigger one than usual using a pre-made 6.75" square card base. I do like how much more room you get with this size base, so must add some more on to my shopping list! I use A4 sized card and the biggest size card I can make out of it is a 5.75" square card and that extra inch makes all the difference!

I added lots of dies to this one as I rediscovered some that I had bought before Christmas and had left in a carrier bag, so I thought I would put them to good use! I have a HUGE collection of dies, so I am regularly re-discovering ones I haven't used for a while. I did forget to photo the sentiment which is on the tag with the lace that is sitting behind the imag…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Basket of Bunnies

Good Morning! Welcome to my first inspiration post for the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team. I thought I would share a cute card I made for an early Easter card using the adorable Basket of Bunnies from February's new releases along with the Easter Papers and the Easter Fun Sentimentsset.

I had a bunny, when I was a kid, called Skip as I was insistent that she skipped not hopped everywhere. I was only 7 mind you and hopping was on one leg and she didn't use one leg, so couldn't be hopping as my 7 year old mind thought! She was adorable and complete jet black apart from white feet, tail and a little spot under her chin. I think we had her for about 8-9 years before she died. The black rabbit in the stamp is for my little Skip!


And a close up view of the stamp... This card is also for Little Miss Muffet Challenge #158 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #175 Easter or Spring Sentiment Southern Girls Challenge #155 Pop It Up With Foam (My sentiment is popped up) Creative Moments Cha…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #284 - Circles, Dots and Stripes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week we want to see you using circles, dots and stripes on your project and we would love to see even more of you using one of the fabulous digis from The Paper Shelter store.

I used the appropriately named The Gorgeous Girls and added some striped and dotty patterned papers.

This card is also for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge For A Special Lady Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #113 Polka Dots and Stripes The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Celebrating Women Crafting By Design Challenge Use 3 Patterned Papers Deep Ocean Challenge #150 Dots and Stripes A Gem of A Challenge #189 Use 3 B's (I used Bow, Blossoms, Blonde Hair and Border Dies)
Recipe:
Stamps: The Gorgeous Girls from The Paper Shelter, Say It With Style from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Sweet Paris Patterned Papers from Trimcraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card bl…

Faery Ink New Release Announcement

Good morning! I have a new release project for you over on the Faery Ink blog, so please head on over there to find it!


Here's a little sneak peek for you! 

Craft Box February Box Project #2

Good Morning and welcome to my second project post for Craft Box's February Box. I decided to make a card this time and used the pretty papers along with some flowers, flower glass pebbles and the lace this time. I love the combo of the pink and black with touches of white on this one!

This card is also for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #53 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #3 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl March Card Challenge Anything Goes Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Girly with Die Cuts Crafting From The Heart Challenge Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #151 Lots of Layers
Recipe:
Stamps: Jemma Party Time from Stamp Anniething
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Patterned Papers from February's Craft Box
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl, Pink 3D Enamel Effects from Dovecraft, Lace, Glass Pebbles &…

Craft Box February Project #1 with Wee Stamps Poppy

Good Morning and welcome to my first project this month for Craft Box. I decided to use lots of the fairy elements, charms and flowers on this free-standing plaque/monolith. I bought a load of these from That Craft Place before Christmas with the intention on making all my friends and family a free standing calendar each. I managed 2! I had gessoed this one ready to make, but never got round to it and feel it's a bit late to give people a calendar now!

So anyway I added some bricks using my stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and then mixed sage green and silver paint together to make a shimmery green before adding lots of the goodies from Craft Box and lots of die cuts as well.

Here is the front.... Isn't Poppy just adorable?!


And the back... The quote is the first line from a poem I found on Pinterest. 
This project is also for The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge #1 Mythical Creatures and Fantasy Scrapper's Delight Challenge #64 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge #405 Spring Inspirat…

Whimsy Stamps Digi Team New Release Post - Fairy Daydream

Good Morning and welcome to my second new release post as part of the Whimsy Stamps Digi Team. Today I am showcasing the gorgeous new release, Fairy Daydream. Isn't she just adorable? I thought I would go with a plum and green colour combo and love these colours together.

I used another large 6.75" card base, which gives me much more room to add lots of pretty embellishments! I always used to be scared of big cards as I didn't think I would be able to fill them. LOL Now I have no problems!

This card is also for  Crafty Catz Challenge #360 Anything Goes with a twist of doilies Fussy and Fancy Challenge #182 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #95 Anything Goes Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #228 Anything Goes Delicious Doodles Challenge Add Something Green Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Fairy Daydream & Various Occasions 2 both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz & Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all fro…

Whimsy Stamps Digi Team New Release Butterfly Friend

Good Morning and welcome to my new release post for the Whimsy Stamps Digi Stamp Team. This is my first full month being on the team and I am still in disbelief that I have joined this amazing team! But here I am with a gorgeous new image, designed by Crissy Armstrong, Butterfly Friend. I have also used the beautiful digital patterned papers Pink Pop Papers and the Various Occasions 2 both designed by Tracy Wray.

This card is also for Creative Knockouts Challenge #183 Die/Punch Frenzy Inspiration Destination Challenge #123 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #467 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #25 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #112 Add Ribbon Southern Girls Challenge #154 Nature Inspired
Recipe:
Stamps: Butterfly Friend and Various Occasions 2 both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Pink Pop Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel …