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Creative Coloring Classes with Rhea #2 Molly's Winter Friends

Good morning! I am a member of the Passionate Paper Creations group on Facebook and the owner Rhea Weigand has just started her won online colouring classes. The first project class was only $6 and was a cute Christmas/Winter card project, so I thought I would join in!

If you haven't seen Rhea in action, this is your chance to do so - she is just hilarious and so natural. I loved the fact that she wasn't perfect - she made mistakes with her colouring too and showed how to fix them! Something I always need to know as I am terrible for staying in the lines!

I also loved the fact that this class was a complete project and not just a colouring class. There were lots of new techniques that I learnt here and love the finished card! I was going to give it away and then changed my mind - I want to keep this one for myself!

This card is also for Crafty Friends Challenge #74 For A Girl/Lady Sweet Stampin' Challenge Anything New (New colouring class, image and techniques learnt) Little …

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Summer Goddess

Good Morning and welcome to my last Ching-Chou Kuikinspiration post of the year! I cannot believe how fast 2017 has flown by and all the changes, both good and bad, that have happened this year. Let's hope that my good luck from the end of this year carries on through to next year!

Anyway on to my card...I used the gorgeousSummer Goddessfor a pretty thank you card this week. I found these butterfly papers in the Range not so long ago and haven't used them until today so my colours are more or less matching to those.


Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Goddess from Ching-Chou Kuik, Think Big Favorites #15 from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede, Whisper White & Lost Lagoon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Papers from The Range, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Wisteria Wonder & Lost Lagoon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Lost Lagoon Ribbon (Retired) & Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies both from Stampin' Up, But…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Christmas Accessories Snowman

Good Morning and welcome to my weekly inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I am using a stamp from November's release and to be honest a set I didn't use at all during November (How naughty of me!), but I was looking through all the recent sets to find a different image to use for a girly pink Christmas card and this snowman was perfect. He is from the Christmas Accessories set.

I did realise when making this card that I have NO pink Christmas papers at all! How on earth did that happen? I probably have every other colour I would want, but no pink. Need to grab that Snow Pink papers set from the Whimsy store!

This card is also for In The Pink's Challenge #128 Pink Christmas Creative Knockouts Challenge #225 Tis The Season Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #102 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #509 Anything Goes Noor Design UK December Challenge Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Accessories from Whimsy Stamps, Wonderful Words: Snow from Papertrey Ink
Papers:

The Paper Shelter Christmas Two Week Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the last challenge of the year fromThe Paper Shelter.I hope you thoroughly enjoyed our blog hop over the last two weeks and do pop over to the challenge blog to see if you were a winner!

For this week's challenge it is an Anything Goes challenge and it will last 3 weeks to give the DT time to celebrate the holidays. I used the adorableRooftop Party for this card and just love the expression on Rudolph's face.

This card is also for Crafty Creations Challenge #357 Anything Goes Die Cutting Divas Challenge #348 Holiday Lemon Shortbread Challenge #57 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #154 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Rooftop Party from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Early Espresso, Real Red, Garden Green & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from craft show
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Merry Christmas Dies from Creative Dies, Fi…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - So Long

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post this week for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the gorgeousSo Long and went for one of my favourite colour combos to make a sweet thank you cards ready for all those people who need a thank you after Christmas.

The DT were challenged to add buttons to their projects this week and I dug out some old retired Stampin' Up ones. Buttons are not a thing I generally use on my cards unless it's for a masculine card, but I do like these little flower shaped ones. Shame I don't have many left and they are retired now too.

And here she is...

This card is also for Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #25 Anything Goes Crafty Girls December Challenge Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #57 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #58 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge #73 Friends and Family (I made this card as a thank you for my mother in law for her Christmas gift that I am sure she will g…

Whimsy Stamps Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge from Whimsy Stamps. As always the challenge is an Anything Goes ones and we would love to see your creations using Whimsy Stamps images as well.

For my card I used the cute peeking Reindeer from Christmas Wish Sentiments and theChristmas Ginghams 1 PapersandChristmas Ginghams 2 Papers as well. I love the country feel to these papers and added some faux stitching around the edge of each layer too.

This card is also for Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #202 Christmas Creatalicious Challenge #129 Anything Goes World Wide Open Challenge #29 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #140 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #178 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps,On Thin Ice from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Christmas Ginghams 1 Papers and Christmas Ginghams 2 Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Create & Cr…

Little Robin Redbreasts

Good Morning and welcome to another random post form me! Today I have used the sweet Red Robin set from Clearly Besotted along with the Into The Woods Again stamp set for the trees.I actually used my new Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to line the trees up and I have to say it is a fabulous tool. Not really sure how much I will use it as I tend to stamp and cut out sentiments and images, but it is really easy to use when I need it!

This card is also for The Cutie Pie Challenge #118 Snowflakes Deep Ocean Challenge #170 Jingle Bells Creative Moments Challenge #133 Anything Goes/Christmas The Sisterhood of Craft Challenge All About Christmas Inspiration Destination Challenge #140 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Red Robin & Into The Woods Again from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Early Espresso, Whisper White & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card Base from craft show

Inks: Crumb Cake & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbo…

Skating On Thin Ice

Good Morning and welcome to post for today. I bought this cute stamp set from Clearly Besotted to make a few Christmas cards with and I just love these adorable, little mice! I kept this one fairly flat, so it can go in the "to post" pile of cards.

This card is also for A Gem of A Challenge #209 Anything Christmas Goes Crafting With An Attitude's Challenge #34 Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge #284 Winter/Christmas Sweet Stampers Challenge #15 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #12 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: On Thin Ice from Clearly Besotted

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

Inks: Real Red & Soft Sky both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Glitter White Wink of Stella

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Molotow Paint Pen, Icicle Stickles, Snowflake Pu…

Sherri Baldy My Besties Img775 Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls

Good Morning and welcome to a non-Christmas post from me. It feels good to not be doing Christmas cards as that should mean that I have finally made enough to send out to all my family and friends! This card uses one of the new images IMG775 from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Stamps - the adorable Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls collection. I do love my fairies and this one is just so cute!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Img775 Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls from Sherri Baldy, Magic Sampler from Paper Smooches

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Chocolate Chip & Quatrefancy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up, Icicle Stickles, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Wings & Tights - BG10, BG11, BG13
Flowers &am…

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge for December - Birds

Good Morning and welcome to my DT Challenge post for the new Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge. This month our challenge is for you to use birds on your project - any kind of bird really! You could use penguins or robins for this time of the year, or you could use one of the gorgeous images from Ching-Chou Kuik that uses a range of birds. You can find all her bird imageshere.

I used the gorgeous Dark Lilies for my card to make a birthday card that I will be needing very shortly! I haven't done a completely pink card in absolute ages so thought I'd best do one last one before the year is out!

This card is also for Sweet Stampers Challenge #15 Anything Goes Aloha Friday Challenge #109 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #396 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge #49 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #34 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Dark Lilies from Ching-Chou Kuik, Pegasus Duo from Avery Elle
Papers: Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Summer P…

Polkadoodles Challenge Week #49 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Polkadoodles. This week, as always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

I used another of those gorgeous images and papers from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collectionand decorated a gift bag to make my Christmas gift wrapping a bit easier. (I hate wrapping presents as I am pretty rubbish at it, so I much prefer putting them in some tissue paper inside a pretty bag.)

This image is Frosted Spines - how cute is that sweet, little hedgehog?! The sentiment is also from the same collection. There are so many fabulous sentiments and other embellishments included in this huge collection!

This gift bag is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #273 Anything But A Card Simon Says Monday Challenge Icy Inspiration Aurora Wings Challenge #62 Anything But A Card Creative Inspirations Challenge #284 Winter/Christmas Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #202 Bundle Up
Recipe:
Stamps: Frosted Spines and Sentiment both from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection from…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Christmas Wish Sentiments

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I am using the sweet, little robin from the Christmas Wish Sentimentsset. I went for an icy blue, white and red combo this week and just love how this one came out. I also used the papers from Winter Wonderlandand Accents of Winter. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Trimmings set.

This card is also for Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #101 Christmas Is Coming Creative Knockouts Challenge #223 Winter Wonderland Cute Card Thursday Challenge #507 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #71 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #356 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments and Christmas Trimmings both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Marina Mist & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Winter Wonderland & Accents of Winter Papers from Whimsy Stamps,Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up,Snowflake …

The Paper Shelter 7th Anniversary Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. This hop is in celebration of The Paper Shelter reaching their 7th Birthday on December 8th. This hop will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!

If you have landed here from Patsy's blogthen you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogto start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commentator a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

I decided to use the adorable Emily for my card. Love her sweet face! I have to say it made for a ref…

Sherri Baldy My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies Letter to Santa IMG 770

Good Morning and welcome to my post sharing one of the gorgeous new images from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies collection. This image is just adorable and is called Letter to Santa! I just love it! The snowflake sequins are actually iridescent, but came out pink with the camera's flash, so they look weird in the photo, but much better in real life.

This card is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #186 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #169 Christmas Lemon Shortbread Challenge #56 Anything Goes Crafty Girlz Challenge for November Anything Goes/Christmas
Recipe:
Stamps: My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies Letter to Santa IMG 770 from Sherri Baldy, Holiday Mini Tickets from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Crumb Cake & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Create & Craft
Inks: Real Red & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (…

Faery Ink Ophelia Holly and Bows Fae

Good Morning and welcome to another of myFaery Inkposts. I had a completely different project planned for this week, but fell in love with November's One Day Fae Giveaway from last week so changed my plan. If you missed her as the One Day giveaway, you can find Ophelia Holly and Bows Fae here in the etsy store.

I decided to go a little more vintage than usual and used some patterned papers that I got free from a craft show I went to last month. I used my snow globe stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and kept it fairly simple as this shape of card cannot take too much weight as it flops over!

A completely different colour combo from what I would normally use (gold is not a colour I often go for), but I really like it! The actual card base was white, but it didn't look right with the patterned papers, so I sponged Tea Dye Distress Ink all over it and it looks much better I think!

This card is also for Crafting With Friends Challenge #56 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft's Challe…

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Santa's Helpers

Good Morning! I hope you have enjoyed all the new release projects from the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team this weekend so far. I have another cutesy project to share with you using Tracy Wray's Santa's Helpers Sentiment set. I also used the Christmas Ginghams Papers and Christmas Gingham 2 Papers on this one.

This card is also for If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #83 Through The Purple Haze Challenge #139 More Than 3 Layers A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #12 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #24 Anything Goes Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge #32 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Santa's Helpers from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Christmas Ginghams & Christmas Gingham 2 Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Create & Craft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: None!

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Outfit - R24, R27, R29
Tights - G40, G43, G46, G28
Belt - W5, W7, W9

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Penguin Carollers and Christmas Wish Sentiments

Good Morning! I cannot believe it is December already and with that it is also the last digital release for Whimsy Stamps of 2017! Today I am sharing with you an adorable image called Penguins Carollers, designed by Crissy Armstrong. These penguins are definitely one of my fave collections that Crissy draws and I think we can all agree they really are the cutest, most adorable penguins around!

I also used the Christmas Wish Sentiments along with the Christmas Gingham 2 Papers from last month's release.

This card is also for Artistic Inspirations Challenge #191 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #132 Anything Goes Inspiration Destination Challenge  #139 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #194 Christmas + A Sentiment Little Miss Muffet Challenge #177 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Carollers & Christmas Wish Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Christmas Gingham 2 Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Card blank from Create & Craft, Super …

Delicious Doodles December Challenge - Christmas Non-Traditional

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Delicious Doodles. This month our challenge is another Christmas one, but this time we want you to use non-traditional colours or images on your project.

I used the gorgeous Angelique for my card and went with an icy colour scheme of white, lilac and turquoise. Love these really cool colours together.

This card is also for Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge #32 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 48 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #395 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #56 Anything Goes Aloha Friday Challenge #109 Anything Goes With a twist of Christmas
Recipe:
Stamps: Angelique from Delicious Doodles, Reindeer Games from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Ma…