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The Paper Shelter Challenge #328 Use Metal

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge fromThe Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use metal somewhere on your project.

I used the gorgeous99 Messages, 3 Chats image and added some brads in the corner and a metal swirl clip thing to hold the sentiment. I have had these for donkeys years and no idea where they came from, but I still hardly use them. I have silver and gold ones and thought the gold went really well with this colour combo even though gold is not a colour I use very often.


Recipe:

Stamps: 99 Messages, 3 Chats from The Paper Shelter, Fillable Frames Additions 1 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Country Meadow Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Ribbon (Retired) & Subtle Brads (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Double Loops Punch Around The Page …

Nurse Marci Says Get Well Soon

My very close friend Jayne is very very ill at the moment and I am going to see her on Thursday as she finally feels up to having visitors after being ill for almost 3 weeks with pneumonia. I just had to make her a get well soon card using the adorable Nurse Marci from La-La Land Crafts. Isn't she just adorable?!

I don't have any dies for get well cards and I couldn't be bothered to dig my cameo out and faff around with that for a couple of little ones, so I made a clipboard using one of my dies instead.

This card is also for Aloha Friday Challenge #112 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #194 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #61 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #197 For A Friend As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way To Add A Sentiment(I love printing or stamping a sentiment in colours to match my papers and then layering them on die cut frames or mounted on coloured card to match the rest of the card)
Recipe:
Stamps: Nurse Marci from La-La Land Craf…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Free Spring

Good afternoon and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik today. Huge apologies that my card is so late in the day! I honestly thought I had created this card and written my blogpost and when I checked in my planner this morning, the image was still in there uncoloured! Argh! I am usually very organised, but being on holiday last week meant I was not! Just glad today is Saturday and I can leave the school work until tomorrow! 
Anyway on to my card. I used the gorgeousFree Spring for the week's inspiration and used some new mermaid themed patterned papers as inspiration for the colour combo as well. 
This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #143 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 8 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #405 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #183 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #137 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Free Spring from Ching-Chou Kuik
Papers: Bermuda Bay (Retired) & Berry Burst both from Stampin' Up, Mermaid…

Faery Ink - Birds N Bees Spring Tomte Nisse Gnome

Good morning everyone and welcome to another post from me for Faery Ink. I am sharing another one of the adorable Spring Tomte Nisse Gnomes today - this time it is the turn for the Birds n Bees Gnome. How sweet is this image?

I decided to use some brighter colours this time and to make a shaped card for a change. I do love this flag shape - it adds a lot of space without being too big and bulky.


Recipe:
Stamps: Birds n Bees from the Spring Tomte Nisse Gnomes Bundle by Faery Ink, Scattered Showers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Sunny Side Up Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flag A5 Shape Art from Dutch Doobadoo, Weather Forecast Dies from Joanna Sheen
Copics Used: Nose - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 Beard - C0, C1, C2 Hat - G14, G05, G17, B14, B16, B18 Beehive - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 …

Make A Splash!

Good morning and welcome to another post from me. I was on my half term holiday last week and although my other half was very poorly I had a very relaxing week off. I spent a lot of time colouring, crafting, playing WoW (World of Warcraft for those who don't know what that is) and sorting out my clothes and shoes in the second bedroom! I also managed to squeeze a fair bit of swimming time in too, which I haven't been able to do for a couple of weeks for various reasons.

Anyway....this is one card I made using some stamps I coloured up for the 30 day colouring challenge, which I managed 18 days of this time! I used my new Distress Oxide inks for the sea on this one and sprayed them lightly with water to activate the ink (or whatever you call it). Although the effect is subtle, I really liked it. Definitely going to be buying more of these and learn more about what I can do with them!

And my bubbles were made with my new Nuvo Glitter Drops - I now know why everyone raves about t…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Fading Hearts

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik today. I decided to use the gorgeous Fading Hearts image this week from the Valentine Love Fairy set and as I am trying to use up some old stash (to try and make some space but I think it will take me a very very very long time to do that!), I used some older patterned papers from Lili of the Valley's NitWit Collections from when they used to sell them years ago!

I love the softer colours in this collection and have also found that NitWits sell these papers as a digital download too, so I might have to buy those for when I need to add more to this paper pad!

This card is also for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #2 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Add A Die Cut Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #159 Add A Heart Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #360 Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #45 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Fading Hearts from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers:

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 7 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Polkadoodles. As always our challenge is an Anything Goes one. I decided to use this cute image and some patterned papers from the new Winnie Celebrations 2 Collection. This image is really sweet, don't you think?

This card is also for Aloha Friday Challenge #113 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #61 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #404 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 7 Anything Goes The Crazy Challenge #268 Girl Power
Recipe:

Stamps: Winnie Celebrations 2 from Polkadoodles

Papers: Midnight Muse (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Card from stash, Patterned Papers from Winnie Celebrations 2 from Polkadoodles, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Midnight Muse Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Head In The Cloud Dies from Die'Sire, Die-Namics Stitched Cloud Edges from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Dress &…

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Guest Designer Post

A little while ago I was invited to be a guest designer for the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge blog and of course I said yes! Their stamps are just adorable and I love the Polka Dot Pals images. I chose to use the newly released sweet Jacinda and coloured her up using one of my favourite colour combos - red, aqua and brown.

I also used the Polka Dot Pals Add On Facesto add some more features to her face as my drawing skills are not that great! Love this addition to these images as you can give them all sorts of different facial expressions.

I thought the sentiment went really well with this image as she looks like she is making a big gesture with her hands there!

This card is also for A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #62 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #233 Anything Goes Morgan's Art World February Challenge Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #133 Anything Goes As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way to Add A Sentiment(Love stamping mine as I can then match the col…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #326 - Decorate It

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Decorate It, so we would love to see you add lots of embellishments and layers to your project.

I used the adorable Pixie Caramel Macchiato and went for a green and dark brown combo with a touch of pink. Unfortunately I coloured the image before thinking about what papers I had to go with it, so had to spend ages finding some and I do think these my country style papers work well!

I added lots of layers, which is my usual style anyway, along with some extra stamped images as embellishments, some ribbon and some solid colour gems, which I think are my new favourite embellies!

This card is also for Inspiration Destination Challenge #144 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #360 Anything Goes Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #7 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #61 Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #194 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Pixie Caramel Macchiato f…

Love Ya Berry Best Friend

Good afternoon! I thought I would share with you all a card I made this morning using my new Sweet Friends stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn. I have made this for my "berry" best friend Michele, who loves anything and everything purple, so it just had to be in her favourite colour as well.

I had lots of fun playing around with these cute little stamps and trying out faces and the arms and legs as well. I attempted to create a three toned background for the images and sentiments as well using three different inks and I love the blend of colours too.

This card is also for The Corrosive Challenge #2 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #403 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 6 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #182 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #516 Love
Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Friends from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Verity Rose Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth…

Polkadoodles Pancake Heaven

Good afternoon and welcome to an extra post from me for Polkadoodles. Nikky has just released this cute new set of girls with their pancakes and a great range of sentiments too. I used some patterned papers from the Works and Play 9 collection and added a few embellishments including a spoon die I found in my stash!



Recipe:

Stamps: Pancake Heaven & Pancake Sentiments both from Polkadoodles

Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Work and Play 9 Collection, Crad Base from Create & Craft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon (Retired) & Early Espresso Baker's Twine both form Stampin' Up, Spoon Charm from Crafteezee Collection, Flowers from Craft Box, Stitched Square Dies from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Dress & Bow - R81, R83, R85, R89
Shoes - E25, E27, E29
Heart - Y02, Y04, Y08
Flower - RV10, R81, R83, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y19
Syrup - Y23, Y26, Y28
Lemon - Y02, Y04, Y06, Y08, …

Ching-Chou Kuik February 2018 Challenge - All You Need Is Love

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for this month's challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is the seasonal All You need Is Love challenge so think valentine's, hearts, roses, romance etc.

I chose to use the gorgeous Red Hearts stamp from theValentine Love Fairy Set.I went for a red and black combo initially and then decided that the sky couldn't be grey as well as it would all just blend into one if I did so chose to make a blue night sky and I think the image really pops against that blue. What you do think?


Recipe:
Stamps: Red Hearts from the Valentine Love Fairy Set from Ching-Chou Kuik, Valentine Vickie from Simply B Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Sending Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) & Basic Black Lace Trim both from Stampin' Up, Precious Hearts Dies form Memory Box, Xmas Red…

Faery Ink Tomte Gnome Butterflies

Good Morning and welcome to another DT post from me for Faery Ink. This fortnight I am sharing with you one of the adorable Tomte Gnomes that Amanda created last month. I think these are just such an adorable character!

I used the Butterflies Gnome, which you can find here or you can buy as part of the Tomte Gnome digi bundle here. As he is part of the Spring bundle, I thought I would make a Spring themed card and coloured him up outside in the garden enjoying the bright blue skies!

This card is also for Dream Valley Challenge #172 Use 3 Patterned Papers Crafting from The Heart Challenge #193 Anything Goes Artistic Impressions Challenge #193 Anything Goes A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #181 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Tomte Gnome Butterflies from Faery Ink, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Primrose Petals (Retired), Wisteria Wonder & Garden Gingham DSP (Retired) al…

Simply B Stamps January Progressive Challenge - Valentine Vickie

Good evening! I am going to try really hard again this year to join in every month with the progressive challenge by Simply B Stamps. I tried last yer, but things got in the way. This year I am already much more organised and have dropped some of my DT duties to give me more time to do other things every month.

This month the challenge is to use this adorable Valentine Vickie image and sentiment along with the colours red, pink and white. Easy peasy!

This card is also for 613 Avenue Create Challenge #206 Anything Goes with optional twist of Love Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #75 Anything Goes The Fairy and the Unicorn February Challenge Anything Goes with optional twist to use red A Gem of a Challenge #212 Have A Heart Sweet Stampin' Challenge Anything But A Birthday
Recipe:
Stamps: Valentine Vickie from Simply B Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Seeing Spots, Love in Red, Hearts Galore & Amour Papers all from Whims…

Whimsy Stamps New Release Day 2 - Penguin Prima Ballerina

Good Morning and welcome to my second post this month for the new digital releases from Whimsy Stamps. This time I am using the adorable Penguin Prima Ballerina Bella and one of the accompanying sentiments in the set.

I went for a pink theme (You have to really with a cute little ballerina in her fluffy tutu, don't you?!) and used some of the gorgeous papers released last month to go with this colour scheme. I used Seeing Spots, Seeing Hearts and Amour Papers.

This card is also for Craft-Dee Bows February Challenge Anything Goes with a handmade bow Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #515 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #60 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #5 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #402 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Prima Ballerina Bella Set from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Blushing Bride & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Seeing Hearts, Seeing Spots & Amour Papers all from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copi…

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 5 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge this week from Polkadoodles. This week, as always, the challenge is an anything goes challenge, so what are you waiting for?

I chose to use the adorable marriage proposal image from the Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses Collection. I also used the patterned papers, sentiment, bow, champagne glasses and engagement ring images from the same collection. This collection is just huge and has so much in it that I think every possible occasion involving love and marriage would be covered and you would never make the same project twice!

This card is also for A Bit More Time To Craft's Challenge #61 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #36 Anything Goes Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #204 Fussy and Fancy A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #2 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #158 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses Collection from Polkadoodles
Papers: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, Pattern…

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Purrfect Gift

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release week from Whimsy Stamps digital team. Today I am sharing with you a really cute image, Purrfect Gift, which is just purrfect for any cat lovers out there!

I made a gatefold card for a change and used a sentiment from Tracy's Sentiment Mix 4and some die cuts to hint on the theme inside.


And on the inside is the adorable Purrfect Gift. Such a sweet image, don't you think?

This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #142 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #132 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #60 Anything Goes Die Cutting Divas Challenge #354 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Tracy's Sentiment Mix 4 & Purrfect Gift both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Grey & A Lap of Luxury DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Paw Prints D…

Delicious Doodles February 2018 Challenge - Bloody Valentine

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Delicious Doodles. This month our challenge is called Bloody Valentine and you can interpret that whichever way you wish.

I used the gorgeous Emo Valentine Fairy image for mine and kept to a red and black combo mostly. I think this Emo Goth would love the black heart die cuts!

This card is also for Crafting By Designs Challenge Things With Wings Love To Scrap Challenge #106 I Love You Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #17 Love Aud Sentiments Challenge #196 Valentine's or Love Sentiment Crafting From The Heart Challenge #192 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Emo Valentine Fairy from Delicious Doodles, Valentine Vickie from Simply B Stamps
Papers: Real red, Basic Black & Sending Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen
Accessories: Basic Black Lace Trim from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Leonie Pujol All The Love Die from Crafter's Comp…