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The Paper Shelter Challenge #324 Birthday Card

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to make a birthday card and for mine I have used the adorable Monique.

I really love a blue and brown combo and these patterned papers were a favourite of mine when they were released by Stampin' Up many many years ago. Shame I am almost completely out of them now - I have just a few small scraps of the blue left and a bit of the Crumb Cake sheet, but a few more of the vanilla and grey patterns so will have to use those up sometime!


Recipe:
Stamps: Monique from The Paper Shelter, Say It With Style from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Midnight Muse (Retired) & Bella Bleu DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Card base from Craft Fair, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Midnight Muse Ribbon (Retired) & Crumb Cake Tulle Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts &a…

Faery Ink Mermaid Birthday Besties

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for Faery Ink. I am using the gorgeousMermaid Birthday Bestiesdigi stamp to create this fabulous seashell shaped card. You can also find this image in the Mermaid Birthday Party Pack.

After playing around with the layout for a while I finally decided to make a little bit of a pop up on the bottom mermaid so that she would stand up when the card is opened. I also added some seaweed and fish die cuts along with a couple of sentiments. I had lots of fun making this card and love how it came out!

This card is also for Crafting From The Heart Challenge #191 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #74 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #59 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #400 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 3 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #195 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Mermaid Birthday Besties from Faery Ink, Little Darling Mermaid from Your Next Stamp
Papers: Calypso Coral, Crisp Can…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Rainbow in Eyes

Good Morning and welcome to my latest inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week I am sharing an older image that I had previously printed and had never used called Rainbow in Eyes.

I also used some of my older patterned papers to try and use them up a bit (my craft area is in our bedroom and is more than over flowing so I need to try and use some stuff up quickly so I can actually put all the new stuff I keep buying away properly!)


Recipe:
Stamps: Rainbow In Eyes from Ching-Chou Kuik, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & Sweet Always DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Flower 4 Petals Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, Lace & Ribbon from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Mery's Twig Dies 6002/0588 from Joy Crafts, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Flower f…

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 3 Anything Goes

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

This time I used Frosty Penguinsfrom the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection to make a winter themed birthday card. The patterned papers and trees were also from the same collection and the sentiment is from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection.


Recipe:
Stamps: Frosty Penguins from Octavia Frosted Winter Collection & Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection both from Polkadoodles
Papers: Midnight Muse (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Card base from craft fair, Patterned Papers from Octavia Frosted Winter Collection from Polkadoodles
Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Gems from Poundland
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - W5, W6, W7, W9 Eyes - BG05, BG07 Lips - RV11, RV14 Coat - R81, R83, R85, R89, BV17 Scarf & Gloves - BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04 Hat - BV0000, BV000, BV01 Dress …

The Paper Shelter Challenge #322 - Shape it Up

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Shape It Up and we do NOT want to see any square cards this time, but any other shape instead.

I used one of my CreaLies dies to cut the base of my card and made a wintery one using the gorgeous Ice Skates image. I love absolutely tons of the new Christmas and Winter themed images that Veronica released towards the end of last year and am trying to use some of them to make a few Christmas cards here and there.


Recipe:

Stamps: Ice Skates from The Paper Shelter, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

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

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen, Silver At You Spica Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gloves Die 6002/2034 & Skates Die 6002/2032 both from Joy Crafts, Snowflake Sequins from Bright…

Whimsy Stamps January Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Whimsy Stamps. This month, as always, the challenge is an anything goes challenge using Whimsy Stamps.

I used the adorable Bunny with Heart Balloons digital stamp from the Love Me Tender set and lots of the new patterned papers as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Love Me Tender from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Seeing Spots, Seeing Hearts & Amour Papers all from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 from Joy Crafts, Puzzle Pieces Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Lace from Brenda's Lace and Ribbons

Copics Used:
Bunny - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Mushroom - E70, E71, E74, E77
Bow & Balloons - R35, R37, R39
Rocks - W1, W3, W5
Grass - G24, G28
Ground - W3, W5, W7
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG13, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to p…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Dahlia

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week the DT were challenged by our DT leader Kym to use spots and stripes - a nice easy one!

I chose to use the gorgeous Dahlia and an old favourite colour combo of mine using Stampin' Up colours of Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. Love this green and purpley-red together. I think the dark brown hair goes perfectly with them as well.

This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge #399 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 2 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #180 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #228 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Use Patterned Papers Creative Moments Challenge #134 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Dahlia from Ching-Chou Kuik, Framed Out #4, Mat Stack 2 Collection & mat Stack 3 Collection all from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Rich Razzleberry &…

A Christmas Thank You With Santa's Hat Gabbie

Good Morning and welcome to my first Faery Ink post of the year. I always like to make thank you cards for people who gave my Christmas gifts and as I always tend to colour more Christmas themed images than I need I try to make Christmas themed thank you cards too.

I loved this image of Gabbie in her Santa's hat, but didn't get round to making her into an actual Christmas card, so made a thank you card with her instead. She was actually one of the freebies that Amanda gave away in the Faery Ink Facebook group this year.

I went for an almost all white with touches of gold colour combo and love how the red hat pops against all the white.

This card is also for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #73 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #170 Anything Goes The Fairy and Unicorn January Challenge Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #192 Anything Goes Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #35 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Santa's Hat Gab…

Ching-Chou Kuik January 2018 Challenge - New Beginnings

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the brand new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. Our challenge this month is called New Beginnings and looking at my card you may be thinking that a Christmas card doesn't really signify a new beginning, but it is more of a new intention. I was still rushing around making Christmas cards at the last minute again so I thought I would a new year's resolution of making at least 1 Christmas card each month. At least that way I will have a few piled up ready for the holiday season this year!

I have used the gorgeous Northern Blessing on this card and added lots of glitter to all the snowflake die cuts.

This card is also for Alphabet Challenge U is for Use 3 of Something (I used 3 patterned papers) Inspiration Destination Challenge #141 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #156 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #44 Anything Goes/Winter Blues Creative Inspirations January Challenge Something New (My …

Polkadoodles Challenge - Thank You

Good Morning and Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Polkadoodles challenge of the year as well. This one is a really easy one for you - make a thank you project! I'm sure you will need to make some thank you cards for all those lovely Christmas gifts you received if you celebrated it! i know I did!

Anyway here is my card using a hexagon shaped card base. I have to admit I really didn't think about how I was going to decorate these bases when I bought them from a craft fair in November; I just liked them as they were different, so it took lots of folding and trimming the patterned paper down to get the right-ish shape and size. I don't think it looks too bad though, but might try something different next time.

I used the adorableWinnie Sugar Sprinkles Just For You for this card as I thought a bouquet of flowers is always a lovely way to say thank you! I used patterned papers from the Winnie Wednesday Halloween Collection as well. I thought the colours in these ones went r…

Whimsy Stamps New Release January 2018 Penguin Heart Hugs

Good morning and welcome to my second project for this month's new releases fromWhimsy Stamps. Today I have gone for a mostly red colour scheme after the pretty pink yesterday!

I used the adorable Penguin Heart Hugs with the Amour Digital Papers, Seeing Spots Digital Papers and Love In Red Digital Papers.


Recipe:
Stamps: Penguin Heart Hugs from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Real Red & Basic Black both from Stampin' U, Amour, Seeing Spots & Love In Red Digital Papers all from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Stitched Banner Alphabet Dies from MFT
Copics Used: Feathers - C3, C5, C7, C9 Shading on White - C0, C1 Beak & Feet - YR14, YR16, YR18 Cheeks - R000, R11 Hat & Scarf - R81, R83, R85, R37 Heart -  R32, R35, R37, R39
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 F…

Ching-Chou Kuik's Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome my post sharing the card I have made for the Ching-Chou Kuik Birthday Blog Hop on Facebook. Happy Birthday Ching-Chou!

And here is my card using the gorgeousButterflies and Berries in my favourite colour of pink!


Recipe:
Stamps: Butterflies and Berries from Ching-Chou Kuik, Fluttering By from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Kraft Card from Crafter's Companion, Vintage Summer Patterned Papers from Creative Crafting World, Raspberry A Hint of a Hoot Papers from Paper Boutique, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Craft Fair
Inks: Regal Rose (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Butterfly Frame Die from Whimsy Stamps, Fantasy Butterflies Die 6002/0245 from Joy Crafts, DooHickey Tilda's Lace Border Die form Magnolia, Lace & Ribbon both from Brenda's Lace & Ribbon
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Hair - E23, E27, E29 Eyes - E21, E23, E25 Lips - RV32, RV34 Dress - …

New Year, New Calendars

Good Morning! I usually make calendars for my work colleagues every year and decided this time to go with a fairly simple design in various colours using some of the images I have already coloured up.

This first calendar uses an adorable new release image from Sherri Baldy's New Besties collection, img818, which will be in the shopvery soon!

The next one uses the oh so Pretty in Plaits from All Dressed Up.

Next up is sweet, little Molly Fairy from Conie Fong.

My penultimate calendar uses the stunning Faery Ink's Autumn Rose Belle of the Ball.

And for my own calendar I used the gorgeous June Fairy in my fave pinks and brown from Simply B Stamps.

I'm not going to list all my resources and Copic colours used on these calendars as it will take me hours to type it all up, but if you really do want to know email me!

These calendars are also for Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #16 New Beginnings Love To Scrap Challenge #105 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #58 Anything Goes Unicorn…

Whimsy Stamps January 2018 New Release Love Me Tender

Good Morning and Happy New Year to you all! As it is the beginning of the month, it must be time for the new releases from Whimsy StampsDigital Team! This month it is mostly about love as we are getting ready for Valentine's Day next month!

I used the adorable bunny on a cloud and the sentiment from the Love Me Tender set by Tracy Wray and combined it with the Amour Digital Papers and Seeing Hearts Digital Papers.

This card is also for Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Something New Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge Anything Goes with a hand made bow A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #01 Anything Goes Sweet Stampin Challenge Anything New Creatalicious Challenge #130 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Love Me Tender from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Amour & Seeing Hearts Digital Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Cheese…

Delicious Doodles January 2018 Challenge - Winter

Good Morning and Happy New Year. Welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Delicious Doodles. Our challenge for you this time is to make a winter project. You could make a Christmas card ready for December or a more wintery project like mine. I used the lovely On A Winter's Day, which I thought was a really serene and calming image! Much needed after the chaotic lead up to Christmas!

This card is also for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #72 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge #51 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #102 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #357 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #57 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: On A Winter's Day from Delicious Doodles
Papers: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, A Winter's Day Patterned Papers from Creative World of Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Ribbon from stash, Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas
Copics Used: Sky - B00…