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Faery Ink Ophelia Jack-o-Lantern Witch

Good Morning everyone and Happy Hallowe'en! I thought I would share with you a colouring I did recently of Ophelia Jack o' Lantern Witch from Faery Ink. I used the background class from Kit adn Clowder for this one and absolutely love it. I just need to buy a frame to put her in and hang her up on my wall now!

This project is also for Crafting From The Heart's Challenge #181 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #189 Anything Goes/Spook It Up Glitter 'n' Sparkle's Challenge #263 Hallowe'en Come And Get It Challenge Hallowe'en Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #405 Hallowe'en Aloha Friday Challenge #106 Hallowe'en
Recipe:

Stamps: Ophelia Jack o' Lantern Witch from Faery Ink

Papers: Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - G14, G05, G17, G28
Eyes - BV23, BV25, BV29
Lips - V05, V06, V09
Skirt, Top & Hat Band - BV11, BV13, BV04, BV08
Corset, Collar & Cuffs - YR15, YR16, YR18
H…

Penguins Sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Good afternoon and welcome to another post for fun from me today! Today is the last day of half term so it is back to work tomorrow and I have a pile of planning that needs doing this afternoon. Oh the joys of teaching! Actually I do really enjoy my job and look forward to going into school now I have changed schools!

Anyway I decided to make a cute Lawn Fawn card this morning using the Here We Go A-Waddling set and kept it fairly flat and simple so I have another one for posting. It gets quite expensive to post thick and heavily embellished cards over here in the UK, so I do like to make a few flatter ones to cut down on postage costs.



Recipe:

Stamps: Here We Go A-Waddling from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White & All IS Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Lost Lagoon Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' UP, Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas, Icicle Stickles, Tr…

Unicorns Make A Wish

Good evening! I have developed a slight addiction to all these cutesy stamp sets that have been released recently that are a smaller sized image than I usually colour. They are just adorable and I had to get some of the Lawn Fawn ones and have a handful of these sets now. I decided to use my Critters Ever After set today and make a cute unicorn card. I do love my unicorns and went all girly on this one!

I also used my Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on the cloud die cuts and just love that extra shimmer it gives to the card. Not sure if you can see but the middle cloud is a mixture of a lilac and a pale blue and I love it! Will definitely be buying more of these mousses and trying out different techniques with them!

This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge #390 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 43 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge Crazy For Critters Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #146 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Critters Ever After from Lawn Fawn

P…

Polkadoodles Winnie Wednesday Hallowe'en Week Planner Pages

Good evening! That sure is a long title for a blogpost! I have actually made a weekly page layout for my planner this week. I bought this planner during the summer holidays from Hobbycraft as it was pink and shiny and just oh so pretty. I managed to decorate one set of pages which I never blogged and haven't touched it since, not even to add anything in to! I generally add appointments to my planner on my phone and set reminders for them and write any DT assignments in a different diary.

But as it is Hallowe'en week next week and I bought the fantastic Winnie Wednesdaycollection from Polkadoodles I thought I would attempt to do something. Now it looks nothing like what I started out making! I don't have many stickers for my planner and none that would work on this week's layout, so instead I used the pages as a canvas and just created 2 scenes with inked backgrounds and lots of die cuts as well as the Winnie Wednesday images and sentiments.

The background didn't co…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Positivity Sentiments 2 & Summer Rose Papers

Good Morning and welcome to my DT Inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I am sharing with you a non Christmas card for a change! I love this sentiment that Tracy has included in her Positivity Sentiments 2 set and made a frame rather than a card this time. I used the Summer Rose Papers as well and attempted a vintage sort of look with lots of frantage in the corners too.


Papers:
Stamps: Positivity Sentiments 2 from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Berry Burst & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, Summer Rose Papers from Whimsy Stamps
Inks: None!
Accessories: Berry Burst Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Lace from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Shabby Pink Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Flowers from my lovely friend Sue, Beaded Flower Centres from Cuddly Buddly, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page from Martha Stewart
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

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Fable Reindeer Fae

Good Morning and welcome to a new DT post from me for Faery Ink. The DT have been on a bit of a break for a little while now, but following Amanda's newsletter last week, I offered to colour some images up for her and she said she would love me to! I do love these images and the wide range of themes and styles that Amanda draws.

This gorgeous gal isFable Reindeer Fae and I went with traditional brown, red and white for her and made a bit of a woodland scene using my dies. I added some white ink to the trees for the snow and used some of my new Embellishment Mousse on the snow to add a bit of pearlescent shimmer, although the camera didn't pick that up very well.

This card is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #180 Anything Goes Christmas Card Challenge #24 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #98 Use A Sentiment Crafting With Friends Challenge #53 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #139 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Fable Reindeer Fae from Faery Ink, Reindeer …

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Wishing Stars

Good morning and welcome to my last inspiration post for this month for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week I am sharing an older image, Wishing Stars, that I found the other day, completely coloured, but never used, so I thought I would add her to a card for today's post. Isn't she just gorgeous?!

This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge #389 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 42 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #21 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #174 Anything Goes As you Like It Challenge: People or Animals (I prefer to colour people as I just cannot make animals fur look right. It just either ends up all blended smoothly or a mess!) 
Recipe:
Stamps: Wishing Stars from Ching-Chou Kuik, Star Prints from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Basic Grey & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Gorgeous Soft Pastels Patterned Papers from The Works
Inks: Basic Grey & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Wink o…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #314 - Make It Square

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for this week's challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is called Make It Square - a fairly easy one, simply make a square shaped card or project!

I used the adorable So Comfy and So Fluffy! stamp for a cute Christmas card. I just love the look on Santa's face as he's playing on Rudolph's back! I was hunting in a drawer of odds and ends and found some more fluffy stuff in a proper white colour this time and some glittered texture paste which was perfect as my snow!

I used some old Stampin' Up patterned papers, which are not technically Christmas or winter papers but the colours in them match the colours I used on the image perfectly (I tend to colour first and then find colours to match when making up my card)!


Recipe:
Stamps: So Comfy and So Fluffy! from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White & Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft …

Scrapper's Delight - Winnie Halloween Witch

I thought I would share with you today a colouring I did for my quotes journal, although this isn't really a quote as such, just a gorgeous image that I loved and made too big for a card, so I thought I would add it in this book instead.

My lovely friend Janice designed this amazing image for her store Scrapper's Delight and I had to have her immediately. If you haven't noticed I love all things Hallowe'en and this image was another to add to my ever increasing collection of Hallowe'en images.

I also added (after I had finished the colouring mind you!), the wall, lamp, raven and bats from my new Stampin' Up set, Graveyard Gate. Had I thought about it beforehand I would have added in a proper graveyard scene with some gravestones etc but it only occurred to me when I was looking for sentiments to use and remembered this stamp set!

This project is also for Aurora Wings Challenge 59 Darkness Falls Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Dress Up Pile It On Challenge #135 Fantas…

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my post for this month's challenge from Whimsy Stamps. As always the challenge is an Anything Goes challenge and I sued the adorable Penguin Skier 2 digital stamp for my card. I went for an all blue colour combo and love how this one turned out. I also used an old, but favourite sentiment set from Whimsy Stamps called Holiday Mini Tickets, which was one of my first sentiment sets from Whimsy years ago.

This card is also for The Ribbon Girl October Any Image Challenge Glitter 'N' Sparkle' Challenge #261 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz October Challenge Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #68 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Penguin Skier 2 & Holiday Mini Tickets both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Marina Mist & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Frosty Christmas Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley
Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear & Silver Wink o…

Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - The Perfect Pumpkin

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post this week for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week I am sharing another Hallowe'en card with you, using the gorgeous The Perfect Pumpkin. This image could easily be used for an Autumn/Fall project too.

I am trying to use up lots of my old patterned papers and am slowly making my way through this pack from Doodlebug that I bought for Hallowe'en projects last year, but to be honest it is not very Hallowe'en-y in my opinion, just the colours are. Still makes a nice bright card though.

This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge 388 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 41 Anything Goes Polka Doodles Challenge Week 40 Anything Goes The Crazy Challenge #259 Halloween Creative Inspirations Challenge #282 Halloween
Recipe:

Stamps: The Perfect Pumpkin from Ching-Chou Kuik, Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie all from Stampin' Up, Halloween Assortment from Doodlebug, Super Smooth Car…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Snowman 2 Sentiments

Good Morning and welcome to my weekly inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I am sharing with you the adorableSnowman 2 Sentiments set designed by Tracy Wray. I thought these cute snowmen would make great gift tags so created 2 identical tags, just swapped out the image. I also used the Icicle Digital Papers.

These gift tags are also for Crafty Creations Challenge #352 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #52 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 41 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #10 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #52 Anything Goes

Recipe:
Stamps: Snowman 2 Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Marina Mist & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Icicle Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Ribbon (Retired?) both from Stampin' Up,  Oval Nestabilities Dies & Elegant Oval Dies both from Spellbinders, Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memo…

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Guest Designer Post

Good Morning and welcome to my GDT post for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge. I do love The Outlawz for all their challenges and I used to be part of the Friday Colouring Challenge a couple of years ago, but had to leave because of work commitments and lack of time. I do try to join in to their challenges when I can and was pleasantly surprised to be invited by Angela to join them all for a GDT post this month.

I chose to use bunting and banners for my twist this week and the sponsor is The Greeting Farm.  I was hoping to use the new Hallowe'en set from them for this challenge, but sadly it wasn't released in the UK in time for me to make this card, so I opted for the adorable Little Mermaids set instead and made a shaker card for a change. What do you think? I love it!

This card is also for Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #32 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #202 Anything Goes Love To Craft Challenge #15 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challen…

Sherri Baldy My Besties Lil Rascal Lil Rosie Candy Cane

Good Morning and welcome to another new release from Sherri Baldy's Lil Rascal collection. Today I have used the adorable Lil Rosie Candy Cane and dug out my Christmas Tree Card Shape Template to create a slightly different card this time.

This is the card closed - just some gold threaded Baker's Twine and some gems added to it to make it sparkle.


And the inside with the cute Lil Rosie in the middle. I could decide if I should add patterned papers to the inside of the gate fold "doors", so left them blank in the end to leave space for the message.

Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties Lil Rascal Lil Rosie Candy Cane from Sherri Baldy
Papers: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip & Champagne Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Sunny Side Up Patterned Papers (Retired) from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine from Stampin' Up, Frozen Forest Tree Card Shape Template from Studio Light, Gems from Poundland,…

Sherri Baldy My Besties Lil Rascal Rosie Beautiful Winter Day

Good Morning and welcome to a new release post from me for Sherri Baldy's My Besties Digital Stamps. Today I am sharing with you this adorable Lil Rascalsitting on the fence in the snow on a beautiful Winter's day.

I decided on a blue and red colour combo and love how the bright red pops out against the pale blue. I am trying to make a few flat Christmas cards for posting so kept the embellishments to a minimum this time - just a few poinsettia die cuts and some ribbon.

This card is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #178 Anything Goes Christmas Card Challenges #23 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #214 Anything Goes Love To Craft Challenge #15 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #135 Anything Goes

Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Lil Rascal Rosie Beautiful Winter Day from Sherri Baldy

Papers: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler all from Stampin' Up, Frosty Christmas Patterned Paper from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card form Th…

Simply B Stamps - Cast A Spell Betty

Good evening! I have finally gotten round to blogging my September Progressive Challenge Card for Simply B Stamps. I am obviously far too late to enter it in the Challenge but at least I got her coloured up within the month it was due in. I keep forgetting to do these images and am constantly on a time out and have to buy myself back in as per the rules of the challenge, so I do apologise to Betty and Rio for being so disorganised! I really should add it to my planner next time! (Not that I actually write anything in my planner that I just had to have!)

The challenge was to include some dotty paper and 2 ribbons, which  I have done. I also made her dress spotty to match the purple paper and I love how it looks!

This card is also for The Sketchy Challenges #128 Hallowe'en Come And Get It Challenge Too Cute To Spook The Corrosive Challenge #10 Anything Goes The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge #8 Anything Goes/Witching Hallowe'en Creative Fingers Challenge #138 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Sta…

Ching-Chou Kuik October Challenge - Hallowe'en/Fright Night

Good morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge from Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month's challenge is a VERY special challenge.


Yes it is amazing to think that we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the Monthly Blog Challenge on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog. As it is our third birthday there will not be just one Monthly Challenge Winner but THREE monthly challenge winners as well as the Artist Choice Award Winner picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

The challenge this month is Hallowe'en or Fright Night and I used the gorgeous Let's Go Party and lots of Hallowe'en themed die cuts using my new dies from eBay. 

This card is also for  Cute Card Thursday Challenge #498 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #173 Anything Goes Cookie Challenge #79 Hallowe'en Inspiration Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #143 Add A Bat Artistic Inspirations Challenge #187 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Let's Go Party fro…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Gingerbread Man & Christmas Mix 2 Sentiments

Good Morning and welcome to my first inspiration post of the month for Whimsy Stamps. Today I am using the gorgeous Gingerbread Man and Christmas Mix 2 Sentiments. I am not a fan of eating gingerbread people to be honest as I don't really like ginger very much, but I do love gingerbread people characters and this one is just adorable, don't you think?!

This card is also for Southern Girls Challenge Stripey Days Are Here Again The Ribbon Girl October Card Challenge Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge O is for Oval Crafty Creations Challenge #351 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Gingerbread Man & Christmas Mix 2 Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Crumb Cake & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities all …

The Paper Shelter Challenge #312 - Border Dies or Punches

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the latest challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is to use border dies or punches - a great way to add some texture and a different style to your card or project.

I used the gorgeousHalloween Spell for my card and my oh so faithful Spiderweb Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart. This set sure does get used a lot on my Hallowe'en cards and projects! I just love it!


This card is also for Inspiration Destination Challenge #135 Anything Goes Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #193 Pumpkins The Crafty Addicts Challenge #41 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #128 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Halloween Spell from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & Halloween Night DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Orange Lace from Trimits, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart…

Whimsy Stamps Digital Stamps New Release - Reindeer 1

Good Morning and welcome to my second post for the new digit stamp releases from Whimsy Stamps this month. There are lots of Christmas images this time, which is ideal for helping me get ahead on my Christmas cards this year. I am always running late with them, so am glad I have a few more to add to my stash this early!

Today I am using the Reindeer 1 Sentiments set along with the Xmas Jewels Patterned Papers and the Christmas Mix Sentiments, which was released in July. Love these cute reindeer in this set!


This card is also for Inky Chicks Challenge #89 Anything But A Square Lemon Shortbread Challenge #51 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #124 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 40 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #177 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Reindeer 1 & Christmas Mix Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Real Red & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Xmas Jewels Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card form That Craft Place
Inks: Copic M…