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.

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Recipe:

Stamps: School Time Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Island Indigo & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, School Time Papers from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: None

Accessories: Island Indigo Ribbon, Basic Black Chevron Ribbon & Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (All Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, Shape Art Frame from Dutch Doobadoo

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT.

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

Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Count Trixie and her Pets from Sherri Baldy, Halloween Sweets and Treats from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Halloween Scary Sparkles Papers from My Mind's Eye, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Spooky Fence Die from Taylored Expressions, Mini Bats Die from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV17, BV04, BV08
Eyes - YG21, YG23, YG25
Lips - BV13, BV17
Coat & Hat - W5, W7, W8, W9
Orange - YR04, YR07, YR09
Stars - Y19
Trousers & Sleeve Cuffs - BV23, BV25, BV29
Belt - YG07, YG09
Bats - C3, C5, C8, YR14
Boots - YR07, YR09, YR18, W7, W8
Ground - W3, W5, W6, C5, T6
Sky - T0, T1, T2

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

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
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 from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Heart Painted Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft

Inks: Copic Markers, Versamark, Pink Metallic Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Shabby Pink Frantage from Stampendous, Chipboard Butterflies from The Works, Buckle & Doily both from stash, Pearls from Papermania, Lace from local craft store, Flowers from Petallu, Twig Die 6002/0588 from Joy Crafts, Beautiful Borders Dies from Die'Sire

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E34, E35, E37
Eyes & Leaves - G24, G28
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67
Flowers & Belt - RV32, RV34
Butterflies - R81, R83, R56, W5

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 fabulous creations from the DT for this month and why not join in our monthly challenge, Four Legged Friends, whilst you are there too!

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 the Autumn 3 Papers and Autumn Woods Papers.

This card is also for
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!)

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 Stamps

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Cuddly Buddly Die-Namics Freshly Cut Grass Die from MFT, Mushroom Edge Die 6002/0317 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Frame - E25, E27, E29
Acorns - E74, E77, E79
Squirrel - E08, E09, E18
Rope - E43, E44
Oak Leaves - YG93, YG97, YG99
Other Leaves - G24, G28
Berries - R14, R56, R89
Inside Frame - YR20, YR21, YR12, YR14, YR15

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT.

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Coconut from The Paper Shelter, Verity Rose Sunbeam from Crafter's Companion

Papers: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse (Retired), Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Melon Mambo & By The Shore DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Die-Namics Catch-A-Wave Die from MFT, Sunglasses Dies from Taylored Expressions, Clouds Dies from Die'Sire, Weather Forecast Dies from Joanna Sheen, Flip Flop Fun Dies from Your Next Stamp, It's Cold Outside Mini Prills, Ribbon from stash, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E35, E39
Lips - R35, R46
Swimsuit - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Bag - B24, B26, B29, C1, C3, C5
Towel - B32, B34, B37
Coconut - E25, E27, E29
Lemon Slice - Y13, Y19
Straw - YG05, YG09
Flower - RV55, RV19
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B02

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 for this challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

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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
Alphabet Challenge L is for Lovely Lace (You can just see mine on the left of the image!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Flowers and Curls Girl from Lemon Shortbread, Elegant Occasions from Simply Cards and Papercraft (Freebie with the magazine)

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry & Wild Wasabi all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Pretty Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon & Tip Top Taupe Lace both from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania, Tiny Tatty Teddy Enamel Dots from Trimcraft, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page from Martha Stewart, Faux Quilled Blooms Dies from Creative Expressions, Layered Scalloped Posy Dies from Heartfelt Creations, Crea-Nest-Lies XXL No38 Dies from Crea-Lies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E70, E74, E77, E79
Lips - RV55, RV17, RV09
Earrings - RV04, RV06
Top - RV91, RV93
Big Flowers - RV63, RV55, RV66, E71, E74, E77
Little Flowers - RV66, RV69
Leaves - G82, G85

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck! 

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 gorgeous Lotus 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 
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 Marker, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) & Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Petal Lu, Leaves Die 6003/0001 from Joy Crafts, Flower Punch from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E23, E25
Dress - YR02, YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, YG91, YG93, YG97
Flowers - YG91, YG93, YG97, YR01, YR02, YR04
Parasol - YG91, YR00, YR01, YR02
Grass - G21, YG25, G85, G99, YG97
Sky - BG0000, BG000, BG00, BG01

And that 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 fabulous projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in our challenge, Four Legged Friends, whilst you are there too!

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 gorgeous Fairy Wishes and went for a mostly pink card. Not done a full pink card for a while now LOL

This card is also for
Creative Knockouts Challenge #207 Tic-Tac-Toe (I used diagonal from top left - stamp (digi), sentiment and ribbon)

Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Wishes from Make It Crafty, Unicorn Sentiments from Stamping Bella

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand & Falling In Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card form That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Lace & doily both from Stash, Heart pearls from Papermania, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, Iced Candy Twinkles from Cosmic Shimmer

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Clothes & Ribbon - RV52, RV55, RV17
Skirt - RV000, RV00, RV02
Flowers - RV21, RV23, RV06, RV09
Leaves - G43, G46
Dots - T2, C2, BV31, RV00, R11

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

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!

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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

Recipe:

Stamps: Strawberry Rio from Simply B Stamps, Strawberry Patch from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Old Olive & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron & Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Gingham Ribbon (Retired) & Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up, Shape Art Cloud A5 Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Oval Nestabilities

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV11, RV13, RV14
Eyes - G82, G85
Eyebrows - E23, E25
Red - R24, R27, R29
Dress - YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09
Flowers - Y00, Y02, Y04
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Cake - E34, E35
Cake Frosting - RV11, RV13
Plate - W3, W5
Inner Frame - E50, E51, E53

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Penguin Saint Nick With Robe

Good Morning and welcome to my Whimsy Stamps Inspiration 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

Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Saint Nick With Robe from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pacific Point, Basic Grey & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Snow Fall Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear and Silver Wink of Stella, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon & Silver Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Precious Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Starry Merry Christmas Die from Creative Expressions, Gems from Papermania, Shape Art Label 2 from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Fur - C5, C7, C8, 100
Cheeks - R00
Beak & Feet - YR15, YR16, YR18
Hat, Scarf & Robe - B21, B24, B26, B28
Ribbon - C0, C1, C2
Present - B91, B93, B95

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT.

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

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 all from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - YG41, YG11, YG03, R12
Hair & Shoes - C5, C7, C8
Eyes - G02, G05, G07
Lips - BV02, BV04
Hat & Coat - V12, V15, V17
Underside of Hat - V04, V06, V09, YR09
Patches - V04, V06, V09
Dress & Bows - YR04, YR68, YR07
Tights - V25, V28, G94, G99
Candycorn - YR16, YR18, Y35, Y38
Star - Y35, Y38, YR09
Ground - W1, W3, W5

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 group on Facebook and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and the fans whilst you are there! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Love Me Do from Wee Stamps, Love & Marriage from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Basic Grey & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Pretty Red Classics Papers from The Works, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real red Satin Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace, Heart Gems, Lace Heart, Love Charm, Metal heart & Cheesecloth all from various Crafteezee Collections, Heart Doilies from The Works, Crea-Nest Lies XXL No.38 Dies from Crealies, 12 Points Square Dies 6002/0416 & Edge Side Die 6002/0260 both from Joy Crafts, Flowers & Stamens all from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Groom's Hair -E74, E77, E79
Groom's Shoes - C5, C7, C8
Groom's Suit - C3, C5, C7
Groom's Waistcoat - C1, C2, C3
Bride's Hair - E29, E79, E49
Bride's Dress - T1
Red - R32, R35, R37
Leaves - G14, YG17

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! 

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

Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) & Tip Top Taupe Lace (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - B24, B26
Lips - RV32, RV34
Cloak - B32, B34, B37, B39
Dress - B91, B52, B12
Basket - E13, E15, E18, R29, R46, R39
Bunny - C00, C0, C2, R30, R32
Flower in Basket - R81, Y06
Leaves - G94, G99
Trees - E71, E74, E77, E79
Owl - E21, E23, E25
Grass - YG23, YG63, YG97, YG99, G24, G85, R39, V17
Sky - W1, W3, W5, W6, W7
Moon - Y000, YR30, Y00, Y21
Wolf - C0, C2, C3

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 fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there?! As always there are some fantastic prizes to be won!

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

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - YR27, E08, E09, E18
Eyes - YG03, YG07, YG09, C5, C7, C8
Eyebrows - E08, E09
Dress - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Wings - G14, YG17, YG21, YG23, Y04, Y08, YR14
Dragon - YR21, YR23, YR04, YR09, R35, R37, Y13, Y19, 100
Grass - YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Pumpkins - YR14, YR16, YR68, YR18, E15, E18
Tree Trunks - E55, E57, E59
Leaves on Trees - G43, G82, G85, G46, G40, YG63, YG07, YG21, Y19, YR15
Bushes - G21, G24, G85, G46, G29
Butterflies - C5, C7, C9, YR12, YR14, YR15, Y35

Phew! And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

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
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #135 Bingo #4 (I used Bows - Free - Sentiment)
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 always feel a card is not quite complete without it!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Fabulous Fall Sentiments Coloured from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive all from Stampin' Up, Autumn 1 Papers from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: None!

Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon (Retired) & chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Trailing Leaves Die from Rosy Owl, Flowers from Cuddly Buddly

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT.

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

Recipe:

Stamps: French Brunch from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Basic Gray both from Stampin' Up, Sweet Paris Papers from Dovecraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Beautiful Borders Dies from Die'Sire, Eiffel Tower Die from eBay, Die-Namics Stitched Banner Alphabet Dies from MFT, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Range

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - B21, B24, B26
Lips - RV32, RV34
Coat & Skirt - W1, W3, W5, W7
Trims - R81, R83, R85
Scarf - YG61, YG63, YG67
Boots - W3, W5, W7, W9
Hat - R81, R83, R85, R39
Handbag - R11, R81, R83
Brown Bag - E31, E33, E35
Baguette - E21, E23
Baguette Wrapper - E23, E25
Wine Bottle - G21, G24, G28, E34, E35
Apples - YG01, YG03, YG05
Ground - W00, W1, W3
Sky - 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 Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects 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! 

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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!


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I also used card sketch #1 from Kit and Clowder's Cardmaking Classes for the layout.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Arielle Butterfly Princess Fae from Faery Ink, Unicorn Dreams from Hunkydory

Papers: Soft Sky & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Rainbow Magic Papers from Hobbycraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

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

Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Oval Die 6002/0304 from Joy Crafts, Butterflies Dies LR0158 from Marianne Design, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stardust Stickles 

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R22
Hair - RV52, RV63, RV55, V05
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Lips - V25, V28
Wings - BG000, B00, B01, BG01, BG02
Top - V04, V06, V09, Y32, Y35, Y38
Butterflies - V01, V04, V05, Y11, Y17, Y19
Crown - Y21, Y23, Y26, V06

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

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.


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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 Place

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Starry Die from Verve Stamps, Ribbon from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Facebook Group, Die-Namics Stitched Cloud Edges Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Mane & Tail - V01, V06, V17
Shading on Body - V20, BV20
Hooves - BV20, BV23, BV25
Wings - BG10, BG11, BG34, BG23

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT for this month's new releases. 

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...