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Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - School Time Sentiments

Good Morning and welcome to my last inspiration post of the month for Whimsy Stamps. As it is nearly time for me to go back to school myself, I thought I would use one the quotes from School Time Sentiments to go up in my new classroom. I am moving schools after being in my previous school for 12 years, so I am feeling a bit nervous at the minute. I will be fine after a couple of weeks settling in to the new routines and new ways of doing things, but this quote will help me to feel positive!

I added the sentiment from the School Time Sentiments set to one of the papers from the School Time Papers set, changed the colour to a dark teal (the photo doesn't really show the true colour unfortunately) and just added a few simple embellishments.

This project is also for Crafty Creations Challenge #349 Anything Goes Crafting By Design's September Anything Goes Challenge Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anythi…

Sherri Baldy My Besties New Release Count Trixie and her pets

Good morning and happy Bank Holiday! It's a Bank Holiday here in the UK which means most people get an extra day off work, but if you're already on holiday like me it's just another day to lounge around and craft the day away (although to be honest I have laundry to do, tidying up and bring all my school boxes downstairs from the spare room ready to load up tomorrow to take into my new school!)

I have a gorgeous new image to share with you today from Sherri Baldy. This one is Count Trixie and her pets and I just love it! Perfect for a bat themed Hallowe'en card. I had so many of my Copics run out of ink so my colour blends are probably not my usual ones (I spent 3 hours cleaning and refilling loads and still have 14 with no reinkers! Guess what I'm buying on payday this week!)

This card is also for Dream Valley Challenges #162 Use A Stamp or Digi Image Glitter 'N' Sparkle's Challenge #254 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge #430 Ribbons - More Than A Bow The O…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Butterflies

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week I am sharing one of my favourite images from Ching-Chou's store - Butterflies. I just had to use pink as my main colour this time and went for a more vintage feel (although the frantage did go everywhere as you can see!). I also found some new and unused chipboard butterflies in one of my drawers that I thought would be perfect to embellish this card.

This card is also for Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #396 Doilies Colour Crazy Challenge Week 34 Anything Goes Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #194 Things With Wings Noor Design UK August Challenge Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #17 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #208 Sparkle and Shine Deep Ocean Challenge #162 Fave Color Combo (To be honest anything with pink in is a fave combo of mine!)
Recipe:
Stamps: Butterflies from Ching-Chou Kuik, Thankful for You from Simply B Stamps
Papers: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz both f…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Give Thanks Sentiments

Good Morning! I am back today with another inspiration post for you using Whimsy Stamps' Give Thanks Sentiments set. This set comes in either a pre-coloured version or in black and white for you to colour yourself. I used the black and white version and coloured this image after combining the squirrel frame with one of the sentiments. I also used theAutumn 3 Papers and Autumn Woods Papers.

This card is also for Little Miss Muffet Challenge #170 Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Go Wild (I have a wild animal!) As You Like It Challenge Fur or Feathers(I prefer fur - soft and warm and usually without the peck! Easier to colour on an image too!) Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #137 Punches and/or Dies The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Give Thanks Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Autumn 3 Papers & Autumn Woods Papers both from Whimsy…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #306 - Gems, Pearls or Enamel Dots

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another fabulous challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use gems, pearls or enamel dots on your project. An easy challenge, right?!

I used the gorgeous Coconut and went for a blue, almost nautical theme. I added some Mini Prills at the bottom of the item to imitate the sea - these are really tiny little pearlescent balls that cost me a fortune from America and have never been used! I have 3 pots just sitting on my shelf as I had no idea how to use these, but was one of those things I saw and had to have! I bet you all have tons of crafting goodies like that too! I did also add a couple of tiny star gems to the flip flops - you can just see them!

This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #125 Anything Goes Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge  Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #253 Summer Holidays  World Wide Open Design…

Lemon Shortbread Flowers and Curls Girl

Good morning! My lovely friend Bettina let me know yesterday that Lemon Shortbread are having a DT call and I thought I would apply. I have a few of these digi stamps and they are gorgeous to colour, so I thought why not give it a go. I often play in their challenges and love all the new designs that Vera releases.

I used the stunning Flowers and Curls Girl for my card and I just love all her hair! I went for a pinky-purple colour combo and tried to imitate the flowers from the image using die cuts in the corner of the card. I do love how this one came out, so fingers crossed it's good enough to be chosen!

This card is also for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #64 Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge L is for Lovely Lace (You can just see mine on the left of the image!) The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge Stripes 2 Sisters on the Blog Challenge #6 Anything Goes Craft-Dee Bowz August Challenge Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Recipe:
Stamps: Flowers and Curls Girl from Lemon Shortbread…

Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Lotus in June

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for this week for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps. This week I have used the gorgeousLotus in June and the DT were challenged to use a colour we don't use very often or one we dislike. I'm not a great fan of orange to be honest and really only use it on Hallowe'en cards for pumpkins and only occasionally for other projects.

Today I jumped in with both feet and managed to make an almost completely orange card with just a few touches of green to break it up a bit!

This card is also for  Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #16 Anything Goes Petal Lu Challenge #44 Anything Goes with orange flowers Polkadoodles Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes Recipe:
Stamps: Lotus in June from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps
Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Botanical Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic …

Make It Crafty Fairy Wishes

Good Morning and welcome to another of my just for fun blog posts! I don't often get to post just for fun projects as I did have a lot of DT commitments, but I have dropped a lot of those now to give me more free time to just craft and do my own thing sometimes! Now I am on my summer holidays I get to play a lot more and this time I played with one of Krista Smith's new digi stamps that you can buy through Make It Crafty. I do love her Saturated Canary images and was a bit disappointed when she decided to close her store, but am so glad she has come back with another range!

I used the gorgeousFairy Wishesand went for a mostly pink card. Not done a full pink card for a while now LOL

This card is also for In The Pink Challenge #124 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #207 Tic-Tac-Toe (I used diagonal from top left - stamp (digi), sentiment and ribbon) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Add A Sentiment Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #361 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #186…

Simply B Stamps August Progressive Challenge - Strawberry Rio

Good Morning! I decided to join in once again with the progressive challenge from Simply B Stamps, but as I was on a time out for missing one of the previous challenges, I had to buy this image this time. She sure is gorgeous though. The challenge this time, Betty claimed was easy, but you know what I found it hard as I was limited in what I could use. As you all know I love my layers and embellishments and love adding die cuts and things, but this time we were only allowed to use 1 patterned paper and 1 embellishment! Argh!

The colour combo though was dead easy!


I didn't have any strawberry themed papers so made my own using my Strawberry Patch set from Papertrey Ink and then stamped some individual strawberries for some extra decoration! My embellishment was the ribbon and I also use one of my new Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art templates for the card base.

This card is also for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #48 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #8 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challeng…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Penguin Saint Nick With Robe

Good Morning and welcome to my Whimsy StampsInspiration Post for this week. Today I am sharing with you another Christmas card; this time I am using Penguin Saint Nick with Robe. This digital stamp is excellent value for money as it comes with two different versions of the image, one with a robe and one without!

I used a different colour combo to the typical Christmas red and went with blue and silver (although my Wink of Stella glitter pen was a lot darker than I thought it would be, so is more of a grey than silver to be honest, but it goes well with the grey card I chose for my mounts!). I also used the Snow Fall Papers and added lots of snowflake die cuts around him too.

This card is also for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft's Challenge #50 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #161 Christmas Animals Christmas Card Challenge #19 Anything Goes The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge Christm…

Sherri Baldy My Besties IMG604

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Sherri Baldy My Besties Stamps. This time I am sharing with you my first Hallowe'en card of the year using the adorable My Besties IMG604. I coloured her using purple and orange as the main colours and just had to add some green skin so she looked a bit like Elphaba from Wicked!

This card is also for The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge #6 Anything Goes My Time To Craft Challenge #352 Hats and Bags  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #172 Anything Goes The Crazy Challenge #255 Inking Is Fun 
Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties IMG604 from Sherri Baldy
Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Frightful Sight DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Border Die from Memory Box, Happy Halloween Die & Pumpkin Jack O'Lantern Dies…

Wee Stamps Love Me Do

My very best friend got married on August 4th to a fabulous man and I just had to make them a fabulous card for their wedding card. No shop bought ones from me! The main colour theme of the wedding was red, so I went for a red, white and grey combo on my card.

I took various inspiration ideas for several cards that I found on Pinterest (I rarely make wedding cards, so got a bit stuck for ideas initially), but I love the layered look that Mariska van der Veer uses with Wee Stamps, so decided to go for that look for my main image in the end. (If you don't already know Mariska's work, check out her blog: http://sendingyoualittlesmile.blogspot.co.uk. Her work is amazing, but it's a shame she hasn't posted in a while).

Excuse the photo, but I forgot to take one at home, so this was taken on my phone at the wedding reception before putting it on the gift table!

This card is also for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Flowers Aloha Friday Challenge #101 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Ch…

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge for August - Four Legged Friends

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge and Inspiration blog. This month our challenge is for you to include an image of a four legged friend, so think cats, dogs, rabbits, frogs or like me and include a wolf!

I used the gorgeous Walk Unafraid for my card and instead of colouring her like Little Red Riding Hood, I decided to use shades of blue for her outfit. I used some old retired papers from Stampin' Up called Woodland Walk, which I thought fitted really well with this image and then added a couple of tag sentiments and a bunch of flowers. I had so much fun colouring this larger image and love all the details of the background in it.


Recipe:
Stamps: Walk Unafraid from Ching-Chou Kuik, Framed Out #5 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Chocolate Chip & Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Chocolate Chip & Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessorie…

Jasmine Becket-Griffith's Autumn Fairy

I received Jasmine Becket-Griffith's Hallowe'en Colouring Book as a present from my boyfriend a while ago and have only coloured up one image from it so far, so thought I would have a go at a full almost A4 sized image. I copied the page onto my Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place first so I could use my Copics and not ruin the book too.

This image is huge compared to those I usually colour and it took me hours, about 7-8 of them in total, but I had so much fun doing it. I need to buy a frame or something to put this one in as I just love how it came out. I definitely feel more confident in colouring these larger images now.

This colouring is also for Colour Crazy Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes Butterfly Challenge #84 You Choose & A Butterfly Incy Wincy Designs Challenge No Words Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Animals The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - YR2…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Fabulous Fall Sentiments

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post from me for Whimsy Stamps. I thought I would share with you this time one of my Autumnal cards using one of the pre-coloured images in Tracy's Fabulous Fall Sentiments Coloured set and one of the papers from Autumn 1 Papers.

Having pre-coloured images, especially when they are a bit more complicated and detailed like this one, sure does make the card making process a lot quicker! This sweet card only took me about 10 minutes to get everything out, cut and glue together.

This card is also for Little Miss Muffet Challenge #169 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #135 Bingo #4 (I used Bows - Free - Sentiment) Crafty Creations Challenge #347 Anything Goes Petal Lu Challenge #43 Anything Goes with the theme of Orange Flowers A Perfect Time To Craft August Challenge Anything Goes As You Like It Challenge Favourite Embellishment (Mine is ribbon. I love all the different colours, styles and bows you can make with it and I alway…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #304 Blooming Times

Good Morning and welcome to my DT card for this week's challenge from The Paper Shelter. We have all had a little summer break and I hope you enjoyed yours if you had one too. Our challenge this time is called Blooming Times, so we would love to see some flowers on your card or project, either in the image, on the patterned paper or as an embellishment.

I used the gorgeous French Brunch for my card and as I love all things Parisian I pulled out my Eiffel Tower die and Sweet Paris papers, which have some roses on them. I also added some pretty pink flowers in the corner too.

This card is also for Southern Girls Challenge #166 Use Any Image Creative Moments Challenge #124 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #63 Anything Goes Scrapper's Delight Challenge #69 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 31 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: French Brunch from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Pink Pirouette & Basic Gray both from Stam…

Faery Ink's Arielle Butterfly Princess Fae

Good afternoon! I had some playtime the other day and coloured up a few images to use just for fun and this gorgeous image from Faery Ink was calling to be coloured in! I miss being on the Faery Ink DT and hope that one day Amanda will put it back together and I can have a chance of getting back on it!

But for now, here is my gorgeous Arielle Butterfly Princess Fae card. I found these gorgeous patterned papers in Hobbycraft yesterday and knew they would be perfect for all the fairy and unicorn cards and projects I have in mind to make this summer!


This card is also for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes Noor Design UK August Challenge Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #171 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #93 Add A Butterfly Come And Get It Challenge Time To Die 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #200 Anything Goes
I also used card sketch #1 from Kit and Clowder's Cardmaking Classes for the layout.

Recipe:
Stamps: Arielle Butterfly Princess Fae from F…

Whimsy Stamps New Digital Stamps Release - Wings Beneath My Wings

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my second post this month for the new digital stamp releases from Whimsy Stamps. I decided to use the stunning Wind Beneath My Wings for this card. I( do love everything mystical and magical and this image just called to me! I used the Tranquil Turquoise Patterned Papers from July's Release and added lots of sparkle too.


This card is also for Lemon Shortbread's Challenge #47 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #30 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #39 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft's Challenge #49 Anything Goes Crafting By Designs August Challenge Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #24 Mythical and Magical
Recipe:
Stamps: Wind Beneath My Wings & Fairy Tale Dreams (Retired) both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Silver Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Purple Glitter Paper from the Range, Tranquil Turquoise Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Plac…