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To My Deer Friend

Good Morning! I have recently been on a stamp buying binge and have bought loads (and I do mean loads) of new Christmas/Winter themed stamp sets, so I thought I had better get them out and have a play. One of my favourites is this stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas, which you cannot buy over here in the UK, so I have to order them from their store in America. Only problem with that is if I buy more than one stamp set at a time, I will get charged an obscene amount on import tax and fees so it's taking me a while to get all the ones I want. Luckily they don't take too long to arrive!

This cute set is called Nice List and as soon as I saw it I had to order it. Love these cute little reindeer! I used an old Stampin' Up patterned paper pack and I am very slowly coming to the end of this one. Shame as I loved the colours in this one, but I need to clear up some of my old stash as I have far too many patterned papers really!

This card is also for Fairy Tale Challenge #181 Christ…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #320 - 3 Different Embellishments

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to add at least 3 different embellishments on your project. Nice and easy, right?!

I used the adorable For Being A Good Boyand created a cute little snowy scene for my card. For my embellishments, I used ribbon, Baker's Twine, mini bells and snowflake sequins.

This card is also for Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #201 Winter Weather Deep Ocean Challenge #169 Santa Is Coming To Town Christmas With The Cuties Challenge #12 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Ribbon Girl November Any Image Challenge World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: For Being A Good Boy from The Paper Shelter, Nice List from Craftin' Desert Divas

Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from Create & Craft

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow Whi…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - October Lullaby

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for this week for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I used the gorgeous October Lullaby and went for a purple and grey colour palette. I also added lots of glittery star die cuts.



Recipe:

Stamps: October Lullaby from Ching-Chou Kuik, Magic Sampler form Paper Smooches

Papers: Smoky Slate, All Is Calm DSP (Retired) & Silver Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Tranquil Turquoise & Lilac Woods Patterned Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Silver At You Spica Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Starry Die from Verve Stamps, Star Trail Die from Tonic Studios, Star Border Frame Die 6002/0362 from Joy Crafts, Starburst Die form Joanna Sheen, Gems from Poundland, Lace 7 Ribbon both from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV23, BV25, BV29
Eyes - YG03, YG07
Top - C2, C3, C5
Skirt - V01, V04, V05, V…

Polkadoodles Challenge - Christmas or Winter

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Polkadoodles. This week our challenge is Christmas or Winter. I used another of the gorgeous images from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection along with a sentiment and some of the patterned papers as well.

This image, Ice Queen Unicorn, is the reason I got this collection. I just love it! I went with the colour scheme of some of the patterned papers in aqua and purple. Love the iciness feel they give to the card! perfect for this gorgeous image all wrapped up to play outside in the snow with her unicorn friend!

I tried to colour an icy ground, but it ended up being too aqua green, so to hide it I used some of my sparkle texture paste over the top and it worked brilliantly! You can still see the colour but not so much!



Recipe:
Stamps: Ice Queen Unicorn from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection by Polkadoodles
Papers: Perfect Plum & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from the Octavia Frosted Win…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Beary Cute Bears Mix and Match Shaker Card

Good morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I am using the adorable Beary Cute Bears Mix and Matchagain, but this time I made a cute little shaker card. I also used theAccents of Winter Patterned Papersand Beary Cute Bears for the sentiment.


Recipe:

Stamps: Beary Cute Bears & Beary Cute Bears Mix and Match both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: White card from stash, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Accents of Winter Patterned Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Acetate Sheet

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Aspen Snowflake Punch Around the Page set from Martha Stewart, Sequins from The Range

Copics Used:
Fur - W00, W1
Pink - R30, R32
Scarf - G21, G24, G46
Hat - R24, R27, R29
Snowballs - B0000, B000

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 week's inspirations!

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Autumn Rose

Good Morning and welcome to another DT inspiration post from me for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week the DT were challenged to use yellow, orange or both on their projects. Not colours I would usually use to be honest (I tend to use yellow for summer cards and orange for Hallowe'en but rarely do I use them otherwise), but with this image those colours work really well.

I used Autumn Rose and added touches of brown to balance out the orange and yellow. I used some old patterned papers from Stampin' Up that were from an Autumn themed set really and they worked perfectly!

This card is also for Crafty Friends Challenge #71 Add A Sentiment Aloha Friday Challenge #108 Thanks Creative Fingers Challenge #141 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #55 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #138 Lace/Ribbon
Recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Rose from Ching-Chou Kuik, Background Bits from Stampin' Up

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Haiku DSP (Retired) & Greenhouse Gala DSP (Retired)…

Whimsy Stamps November Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to another challenge from Whimsy Stamps. This month, as always, our challenge is an anything goes one. You don't have to use an image from Whimsy Stamps to enter, but you do need to use one to qualify for the prize.

I used the adorable Beary Cute Bears for my card today - these bears are just adorable! I added lots of dots for snow as well to add to the wintery feel!

This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #131 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz Challenge Anything Goes/Christmas Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #190 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Beary Cute Bears from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Old Olive, Whisper White & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers, White Molotow Paint Pen
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up
Copics Used: Trees - G24, G85, G99, YG00, E57, E59

The Paper Shelter Challenge #318 Add Some Snowflakes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is a nice and easy one, perfect for the upcoming winter season (Well winter here in the UK anyway!). It is for you to add some snowflakes to your project.

I used the adorable A Happy Winter Unicornfor my card and went with my typical wintery colour combo of blue, white and purple. Love this combo for winter cards (as opposed to traditional red and green Christmas combos).

This card is also for Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge #207 Buttons or Ribbon Sweet Stampers Challenge #14 Christmas The Sisterhood of Craft Challenge Let The Sparkle Fly  Unicorn Challenge #27 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: A Happy Winter Unicorn from the Paper Shelter, Frosty Fairy Friends from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, White card from stash, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Plac…

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Roxie Foxy Steampunk Fae

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for Faery Ink. This time I have gone a bit steampunk and used the gorgeousRoxie Foxy Steampunk Fae and the Steampunk Sentiment which were an extra bonus in theSteampunk Party Pack.

I love steampunk images but the style of making steampunk cards just doesn't come naturally to me. I tend to use colours that are a bit brighter than steampunk "should" be, but hey that's my creative licence right?! I also rarely have any steampunk themed papers so I had a hunt for some when making this card and came up with these geometric patterned ones which I think actually work quite well.

This card is also for Crafty Creations Challenge #354 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #203 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #11 Anything Goes The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge #9 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #33 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Roxie Foxy Steampunk Fae from Faery Ink

Papers: Bermuda Bay, So…

Ching-Chou Kuik November Challenge - Christmas/Winter

Good Morning and welcome to  my DT post for the new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is for you to create a Christmas or Winter project. I used an non-traditional Christmas image on my card but coloured in traditional colours and she looks pretty Christmassy to me!

Here is my Autumn Blessingin red, green and white. I used some really old patterned papers from Stampin' Up on this one as well and finally used up all the decent sized pieces so threw the scraps away. I think in all the years I have been using Stampin' Up products (including my 5 years as a demo), this is first pack of papers I have completely used up for a LONG time!

This card is also for Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 45 Anything Goes Sweet Stampers Challenge #14 Christmas Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #354 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #54 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Blessing from Ching-Cho…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Leap of Joy

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps.This week I have used the new digital stamp Leap of Joy and theChristmas Jewel Papers and Christmas Tidings Papers too. The sentiment is from the Christmas Joyful and Triumphant Sentimentsset too.

I kept this card fairly simple, so that I have another flat-ish one to post out ready for Christmas. I added a couple of holly die cuts and some gems.

This card is also for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #69 Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #27 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenges #167 Add A Sentiment Crafting From The Heart Challenge #182 Anything Goes Christmas Card Challenge #25 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Leap of Joy from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Christmas Jewel Papers & Christmas Tidings Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin&…

Polkadoodles Challenge - White with a hint of colour Christmas/Winter

Good Morning and welcome to a new DT post from me. I applied for and was invited to join the Polkadoodles Design Team and today is officially my first post for them! I am so excited to be part of this team. I love the images that Nikky draws and the collections are just full of gorgeous papers, fabulous sentiments and lots of other pretties too, so the value of the collections is just brilliant.

For my first DT project I used the Octavia Frosted Winter Collectionfor this week's challenge of White with a hint of colour, although mine is a little more than a hint of colour as I used one of the Frosted Lands background images for my sky. I also used another patterned paper, the flowers and a sentiment from the collection. The image I have used isBear Hugs, which you can buy separately too.

I used some very pale colours on my image and then added some Fluffy Stuff to her hat and boots' trim and some sparkle texture paste for the snow. A simple card, but I love how it came out!

Thi…

Whimsy Stamps November Release Day 2 - Beary Cute Bears Mix and Match

Good Morning and welcome to my first new release post for Whimsy Stampsthis month. I used the adorable Beary Cute Bears Mix and Match by Tracy Wray, which has very similar images to the Beary Cute Bears, but the elements are separated so you can mix and match them about!

I used the bears, hat and Christmas tree on my card and made a snowy landscape scene. I probably should have printed them a bit smaller as they are a little on the large side, but I didn't really check the sizes properly! Oops! Will have another go at some point with smaller bears!

This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge #391 Beartastic Cute Card Thursday Challenge #502 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #103 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #192 Bingo + A Sentiment (I used the bottom row of die cuts faux stitching and ribbon) As You Like It Challenge Christmas or Non-Christmas(I actually really love making Christmas and Winter themed cards, but only after Hallowe'en has been as I love making Hallowe&#…

Whimsy Stamps New Release Day 1 - Penguin Three Kings

Good morning and welcome to my new release post from Whimsy Stamps. There are lots more Christmas themed images, papers and sentiments this month again. Perfect for the upcoming season!

I decided to go with a slightly more traditional card this time and used the Penguin Three Kings image. My mother in law will want this one to send to her friends, so I made it a little larger than normal.

I did colour the image before deciding on colours for the card and found it really hard to match the patterned papers to the coloured image! Note to self: check on patterned papers first before colouring!

This card is also for A Bit More Time To Craft's Challenge #55 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge #137 Anything Goes Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #130 Anything Goes Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge #31 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Penguin Three Kings & Christmas Joyful And Triumphant Sentiments both from Whimsy…

Delicious Doodles November Challenge - Traditional Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Delicious Doodles. This month our challenge is a Christmas challenge using traditional colours and images.

I used traditional colours of red, green and white on my card with the adorable Jolly Santa image. I just had to use my Santa's Sentiments set as well.

This card is also for The Crafty Addicts Challenge #42 Anything Goes/Christmas Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #15 Winter Time Crafting By Designs November Challenge Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge #283 Sparkle Deep Ocean Challenge #167 Inspired by a Song (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!)
Recipe:

Stamps: Jolly Santa from Delicious Doodles, Santa's Sentiments from Creative Expressions

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Fairmont Labels Dies from Spellbinders, Icicle Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E00…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #316 Digi Delight

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter.This week's challenge is called Digi Delight - a pretty easy one really as all you need to do is use a digi image and The Paper Shelter has plenty of those for you to choose from!

I used the gorgeous Follow the Stars and made it in a wintery, snowy card! I went for one of my favourite, colder colour combos of violet and aqua and thought these colours along with the grey sky really made the lamplight stand out! I really worry about how backgrounds like this will turn out, but I think it worked on this one.


Recipe:

Stamps: Follow The Stars from The Paper Shelter, Shake It Up from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Tempting Turquoise both from Stampin' Up, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Versamark, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & Whi…