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The Paper Shelter Challenge #332 Use A Digital Image

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge fromThe Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use a digital image - easy one right and with so many fabulous images in the Paper Shelter store, I am sure you will have no problems finding one you love!

I used the adorable Did You Ask For A Fairy? for my card and teamed her up with lots of bright coloured papers and some wooden silver stars I found in one of my embellishments drawers! (I never really know what I have in these as they are full of stuff I buy as I see things I like, so they could have been in there for years!)

This card is also for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #162 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #363 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #64 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 13 Anything Goes The Crazy Challenge #271 Shine On
Recipe:
Stamps: Did You Ask For A Fairy? from The Paper Shelter, Rosie Fairy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Basic Gre…

Aurora Wings Unicorn Sprite

Good evening! I managed to squeeze some non DT crafting time in this weekend and just had to use one of the new sprites from Aurora Wings. I totally fell in love with this Unicorn Sprite, so she was my first choice for entering the latest challenge on the Aurora Wings Challenge blog.

I went for a very girly pink and purple combo and used some of my Rainbow Magic patterned papers which have unicorns on the lilac papers, although I covered most of them up so you can't see them at all! I found some sequins in my embellishments drawers as well which matched really well for that added sparkle touch!

This card is also for Aurora Wings Challenge #65 Sprite Delight V The Sketchy Challenge #139 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge #80 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #144 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge  #409 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #12 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Unicorn Sprite from Aurora Wings, Unicorn Sentiments from Stamping Bella, Star Prints & Sign Lan…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Little Sprout

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog this week. The DT were all challenged by Dianne this week to use the colour green as the main colour for their project, which is not a colour I use as a main colour very often if I'm honest!

I chose to use the gorgeous Little Sprout for my card and added some white and yellow to break up all the green layers a bit.

This card is also for Polkadoodles Challenge Week 12 Anything Goes Little Miss Muffet Challenge #185 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #78 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 12 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #175 Spring Colours
Recipe:
Stamps: Little Sprout from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sentiment from Card Making Magazine
Papers: Old Olive, Gumball Green (Retired) & Haiku DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Marker…

Faery Ink Tomte Gnome Easter

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for Faery Ink. This week I am sharing the last of the Tomte Gnomes from the Spring Tomte Nisse Gnomes Bundle. This cutie is Tomte Gnome Easter. I don't actually send very many Easter cards out as I am not a Christian, but my mother-in-law usually sends a few so she takes any that I make!

I made an easel card for a change and used some scraps of very old, very retired patterned papers from Stampin' Up for this card. The pack is almost empty now!

I added some sentiments from the now closed down Waltzing Mouse Stamps and the sentiment on the bottom layer says "we're going on an egg hunt yum yum" and all I have done all day is sing that phrase in the style of Michael Rosen singing "We're going on a bear hunt!" I do love that book and Michael Rosen's performance of it is amazing! Go Google it!

This card is also for Dream Valley Challenges #175 Spring Colours Artistic Inspirations Challenge #19…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Star Wish

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for theChing-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blogthis week. The DT were challenge to be inspired by a nursery rhyme or song for our inspiration posts this week and I chose to use the adorable Star Wish for my card and took the nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star as my inspiration.

I decided to go for an all blue combo with touches of silver, but I just could not find any patterned papers with stars on it the right colours. Luckily I had a tidied up a box of bits last weekend and found these winter themed papers which worked pretty well.


This card is also for A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #64 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Challenge #63 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #107 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #135 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld March Challenge Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #3 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Star Wish from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps
Papers: Soft Sky, Night of Navy &a…

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge fromWhimsy Stamps. Our challenge this month is the ever popular Anything Goes. You do need to use a Whimsy Stamps image as well, either rubber stamp or digital stamp!

I used the adorable Very Present Helpers - I just adore these cute kitties!

This card is also for A Bit More Time To Craft's Challenge #64 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #521 Celebrate Inspiration Destination Challenge #146 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #77 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Very Present Helpers from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Garden Gingham DSP (Retired) & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Gems from Poundland
Copics Used: Grey Cat - C1, C2, C3 White Cat - C00, C0, C1, Blender Noses - C3, C5, C7 Eyes - Y32, Y35, Y38 Inner Ears & Paw Pads - RV000…

Whimsy Stamps Donut Birthdays

Good afternoon and welcome to a new post form me for Whimsy Stamps. Today I have used the fabulous Donut Birthdays stamp set for my card as doughnuts (spelt the British way!) are a weakness of mine, especially if they are Krispy Kremes!

I cut out three circles, slightly bigger than the donuts to kind of look like plates that the donuts are sitting on and then covered all the icing with Crystal Effects to give them a shiny glaze! Love these cute happy faces! I also used an embossing folder for the background as I wanted a sprinkles type effect and didn't have any papers or stamps that would work. I can't remember the last time I used one of these but it has been years! Love the effect, so I really should dig them out more!

This card is also for Creatalicious Challenge #135 Anything Goes with optional birthday Southern Girls Challenge Pop It Up (My doughnuts are all popped up in the circles) Crafting From The Heart Challenge #198 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 10 Anything…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #330 Hot or Cold Colours

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is for you to use either hot or cold colours. I chose to use cold colours and made a Christmas card. I know, crazy right? I should be making Easter cards or something, but I did plan on making at least 1 Christmas card every month, so I had a small collection ready for next Christmas, but I have only made 1 so far, way back in January! This challenge was a great way for me to add another to the box!

I used the adorable Snowflakes image and went with a lilac, green and blue combo with lots of added glitter and Frantage to add to the snowy effect. Looks very cold and icy there!

This card is also for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #3 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #362 Anything Goes Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #11 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #63 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Week 11 Anything Goes Sweet Stampin' Challenge Inspired By A Song

Simply B Stamps Progressive Challenge - Audrey's Flight

Good Morning and welcome to my blogpost today. I am sharing my latest progressive challenge project for Simply B Stamps using the cute Audrey's Flight. She kind of reminded me of a young Mary Poppins flying through the air with her umbrella, so I incorporated that idea into my card by having her fly through the clouds!

This card is also for Creative Inspirations March Challenge Any Occasion The Crafty Addicts Challenge #46 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #138 Anything Goes & Optional Twist Make It Feminine Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #105 Make It Feminine Unicorn Challenge #30 Make It Girly
Recipe:
Stamps: Audrey's Flight from Simply B Stamps
Papers: So Saffron & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Kraft Card Base & Pastel Dreams Patterned Papers from both Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Stitched Cloud Edges Dies from MFT, Big Cloud Die…

Ching-Chou Kuik March Challenge - Spring or Easter

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge from Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is Spring or Easter and I chose to use the gorgeous Girl In Spring for my card.

I actually coloured her up with some particular patterned papers in mind and then when I went to make the card, the colours didn't match at all LOL. (I hadn't actually checked the colours - just thought I knew what they were!) Queue a mad hunt to find some that matched then! This was as close as I could get, but I think they work well.

This card is also for Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 10 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #407 Layer It Up Creative Knockouts Challenge #235 Die Cuts Little Miss Muffet Challenge 184 Anything Goes Sweet Stampers Challenge #18 Spring or Easter My Time To Craft Challenge #366 Easter or Spring
Recipe:

Stamps: Girl in Spring from Ching-Chou Kuik, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Berry Burst, Basic Black & Crushed Curry all fro…

Faery Ink Birthday Fae Arielle Bringing In The Spring

Good Morning and welcome to another of my inspiration posts for Faery Ink. I thought I would go for something bright and beautiful to bring on some Springtime sunshine. We have had a week of snow here in the UK - the so-called Beast from the East - and I am desperate for some sunshine now! The snow has more or less gone where I live, but it is still really cold, wet and windy!

I used the gorgeousBirthday Fae Arielleand used the bonus image you get when you purchase this one. Without her balloons she can be used for any occasion! Isn't she just adorable?

I used some old Spring patterned papers from Lemon Craft with the matching ribbon and flowers as well and this colour combo has definitely cheered me up!

This card is also for Unicorn Challenge #30 Make It Girly Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #197 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations Challenge #195 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #207 Anything Goes The Corrosive …

Whimsy Stamps New Digital Stamp Releases - Say It Big and Flourishing Blooms Papers

Good morning and welcome to another post from me for this month's new releases from the digital team at Whimsy Stamps. This time I am sharing with another set of gorgeous papers, Flourishing Blooms and a great sentiment set too, Say It Big.

This was a really quick and simple card to make and sometimes we need one of those!

This card is also for The Fairy And The Unicorn Challenge March Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge Week 457 Ladies Only Aloha Friday Challenge #113 In The Garden Alphabet Challenge Y Is Your Choice Crafting With Friends Challenge #62 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from stash, from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: None!

Accessories: Pearls from Papermania, Pippi & Isabella Butterfly Dies both from Memory Box

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 Facebook Group and check out all the other fabulous creations…

Polkadoodles Challenge - Celebrations

Good morning and welcome to my final post for the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. I have decided to step down from this DT for personal reasons and thought what better way to end my time at Polkadoodles than with my favourite collection, Winnie in Wonderland.

I used my teacup card art template from Dutch Doobadoo and used the papers and ephemera images (trees, cards, watches and sentiment) all from the set as well as the Winnie Wonderland image.

This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge #406 Anything Goes Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #45 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #63 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #37 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #142 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Winnie Wonderland from the Winnie in Wonderland Bundle from Polkadoodles
Papers: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, White card from stash, Patterned Papers from the Winnie in Wonderland Bundle from Polkadoodles, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Copic Markers
Ac…

Delicious Doodles March Challenge - March Hare or Rabbits

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Delicious Doodles. This month our challenge is March Hare or Rabbits - perfect for the upcoming Spring season, which I'm sure will appear in the UK soon once this snow disappears!

I used the adorable Away with the Bunnies for my card and used a soft Spring like pastel colour palette. I kept the card fairly simple as the image is quite large and needed to be the focal point.

This card is also for As You Like It Challenge Single or Multiple Layers(I love multiple layers - adds so much more colour to a card and who can resist all those pretty papers?!) Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #18 Spring Aud Sentiments Challenge #198 Anything Goes with a Sentiment Inspiration Destination Challenge #145 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #519 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Away With The Bunnies from Delicious Doodles, Hoppy Easter from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, super Smooth Card from That Craft Plac…

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Happy Birthday and Distressed Polka Dots Papers

Good Morning and welcome to my first post for the new digital releases from Whimsy Stamps. Today I am sharing with you a fun new set, perfect for birthdays and other celebrations - Happy Birthday - and some pretty distressed polka dot papers too.

This card is also for  Crafty Creations Challenge #361 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #134 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #143 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #2 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pistachio Pudding (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Distressed Dots Patterned Papers from whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Create & Craft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Gems from Poundland, Star Dust Stickles

Copics Used:
Red Heart - R35, R37, R39
Pink Hearts, Case & Frosting - RV11, RV13, RV14
Pink Sprinkles - RV13, RV14
Purple Case & Frosting - V01, V12, V15
Purple Sprinkles - V12, V15
Yellow Frosting - Y21, Y23, Y26
Yellow Sprinkles - Y21, Y23
Gree…