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Whimsy Stamps Mazarine Butterfly Fairy

Good morning and welcome to my final DT post for Whimsy Stamps. I have decided to step down from this DT partly due to lack of mojo and partly due to workload. As a teacher the summer term is always the busiest with end of year assessments to do and end of year reports along with parents evening and everything else, then throw my birthday celebrations into the mix and it's just non-stop! I am finding I have no free time and a severe lack of energy during the week to get much done!

Just wanted to say a little thank you to Denise for inviting me to join the DT back in February 2017 and thank you also for your great generosity. Thank you also to Crissy for designing fabulous digital stamps and Tracy (when she was also designing for the team) and to the rest of the DT for their amazing inspiration! I have had a blast!

So anyway...here's my last card using Mazarine Butterfly Fairy from Marina Fedotova.


Recipe:
Stamps: Mazarine Butterfly Fairy from Whimsy Stamps, Fairy Friends from La…

Faery Ink A Midsummer Night's Dream ATC Swap

Good morning! I joined in with the Faery Ink ATC swap this month, which I have never done before. I don't think I have every made an ATC to swap (I have done a couple of the pocket letters which used ATC sized pieces), so I'm hoping I have done it correctly! I am also hoping that my swap partner has now received these and I can now share them with you.

For this swap we could use any kind of "fae" creature, so I used the gorgeous  Mermaid Speckles from the Mermay Digi Bundleand Bella Book Faeryfor my 2 ATCs. I also made some little pocket envelopes to keep them in - not sure if that's the done thing, but saw something on Pinterest and thought it would be a good way to protect when posting if nothing else!

I kept these quite plain with just a touch of patterned paper and ribbon.


And here are my two ATCs together... I found it quite hard colouring the Bella Book Faery at such a smaller size than my usual size, but I think she came our pretty well!


And close ups...I …

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #192 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my guest DT post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This week for the Anything Goes Challenge I have merged lots of different digital stamps together to create a house scene for a new home card. I usedBackyard Houses BBQ for the house, Backyard Houses Garden for the flower pots and stone path and Happy Mail for the mail box. I don't usually merge stamps like this, but had lots of fun creating this scene! And with all the extras in the backyard Houses sets you could create so many different ones!

This card is also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #147 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #369 Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #70 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Backyard Houses BBQ & Garden & Happy Mail all from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Tiny Townie Fairy garden House from Stamping Bella

Papers: Old Olive from…

Nikki Burnette's I love Books

Good evening and welcome to my post! Today I am sharing a colouring I have been slowly adding to over the past couple of weeks. I finally finished it about 11pm last night! I've had little time to finish this in one or two sittings, so it has taken me a while to do, but I finally got there.

I used the gorgeous I Love Books image from Nikki Burnette's Spellbinding Images Colouring Book Volume 3 and printed it to roughly an A5 sized image.

I went with traditional Halowe'en colours of purple, green, orange and black and then got stuck on what to do for the background, so went with some purply-grey clouds, which didn't come out quite as blended as I had hoped for, but in real life, they are not quite as stark as in the photo!

Not sure if you can see it either, but the sentiment is covered with clear star gelly roll pen for a touch of glitter too!

At the minute I'm not sure what I am going to do with this colouring, so have just mounted it onto some card, but I might fr…

Ching-Chou Kuik Last Inspiration Post with Aloha, Lady

Good morning and welcome to my final post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blogteam. I have decided to step down from this design team, partly because my mojo is not what it used to be and partly because I feel I need a bit of a break from design team crafting, which in turn adds extra pressure at times to create, which again can make me lose that mojo!

I have been part of the team for almost 4 years now and have loved being part of it. The images are just gorgeous and I know I will always use them in my crafting. I would like to just say a huge thank you to Ching-Chou and to Kym for being fabulous ladies to work with! Thank you also to all the other design team members I have worked with over the years - you have all been a great inspiration!

Anyway on to my final card using the gorgeous Aloha, Lady. I love this image and these colours together!

This card is also for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #168 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Butt…

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This week I am using the adorable Polka Dot Pals Maeve. I used another of my fave colour combos on this one as well - lilac and pale aqua. Such a pretty combo, don't you think?!

This card is also for Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes The Cutie Pie Challenge #124 Spots & Dots Crafting From The Heart Challenge #211 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #368 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Maeve from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Chit Chat from Lawn Fawn
Papers: Wisteria Wonder (Retired), Pear Pizzazz, Lovely Lilac Prints DSP (Retired) & Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc
Accessories: Flowers from Petal Lu, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT, Doo-Hick…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #344 Summer Vibes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is called Summer Vibes, so we would love to see your summer inspired projects!

I used the gorgeous Summer Attitude for my card using lots of bright, tropical colours! Love the sentiment which was in the patterned paper pack I used!

This card is also for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #84 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Bright and Cheerful Pile It On Challenge #143 Holiday and/or Layers Corrosive Challenge for June Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #145 At The Beach
Recipe:

Stamps: Summer Attitude from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Under The Sea Patterned Papers from Doodlebug, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flip Flop Fun Dies from Your Next Stamp, Sunglasses Dies from…

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Peony Dawn

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for this week forChing-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the gorgeous Peony Dawn grayscale version and the DT were challenged this week to use either pink or blue. No brainer for me really - pink all the way, although I enjoy using blue as well.

I kept this card fairly simply as I printed the image fairly large. I do love how this one came out! Not sure if you can tell, but her wings are covered in clear Wink of Stella which adds such a nice shimmer to the card.

This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #148 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge #86 Anything Goes Fun-Day Friday Challenge #238 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #421 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 24 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 24 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Peony Dawn from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Raspberry Ripple (Both Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, W…

Whimsy Stamps June 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 one and while you don't have to use a Whimsy Stamps image, digital or rubber stamp, to enter, we would love to see you using one.

I used the gorgeous Unicorn Dreams digital stamp for this challenge and gave him/her a rainbow coloured mane and tail to match (sort of) the patterned paper I used. I also didn't have any silver glitter card (or couldn't find any as it wasn't where it should be!), so instead added Stickles to all my visible edges and love all the added glitter on this card. The mane, tail and horn are also covered with clear Wink of Stella for that extra sparkle too!

The sentiment comes from theNorbert and Fiona Playtime stamp set as well.

This card is also for Morgan's ArtWorld June Challenge Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #141 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Crafters Challeng…

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #191 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my GDT post for the new challenge from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Our challenge is Anything Goes as always adn although you don't have to use a stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps to join in, we sure would love to see your cards and projects using one!

I am using the newly released Pick Up Truck, Beach Themed image. I sure do wish we lived closer to the beach and that it was a bit warmer here in the UK except for like 3 weeks in the summer, when it is beach weather. The closest beach to us is about 1 -2 hours away depending on the traffic and then it is always heaving when it is hot and you can barely move there!

Anyway here's my truck all loaded, ready for a day of fun at the beach, so I had to create a seaside scene with my new waves dies!

This card is also for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #534 Sun, Sea or Sand Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #398 Bring Me Sunshine Crafty Creations Challenge #368 Anything Goes Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #24 An…

Simply B Stamps June Progressive Challenge - Beauty Comes

Good afternoon and welcome to my post for today! I was super excited to win the progressive challenge last month for Simply B Stamps and my prize was this month's progressive image for free plus a $12 gift certificate to the Simply B Stamps store, so I managed to buy a few of the new mermaid and a couple of other cuties, so expect to see some of those coming to my blog soon!

Anyway here's my card...it's not quite me and my bestie, but as close as I could make it. She's the thin, gorgeous one in purple and I'm the blonde, bigger one, although my hair is longer than that! I used our favourite colours, pink for me, purple for Michele and black for us both!

This card is also for Shopping Our Stash #357 Our Favourite Things (Mine are pink and ribbon, although these Nuvo Drops are fast becoming my favourite glitter glue too!) Crafty Catz Challenge #420 Anything Goes plus option to use ribbon or twine Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 23 Anything Goes Crafting With Friends Ch…

Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps June Challenge - Cats or Dogs

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 called Cats or Dogs and we would love to see your projects using one of the images in Ching-Chou Kuik's store, but you can of course use another image if you so wish.

I used the gorgeous Lavender Night Adventure and went for a pastel colour scheme this time. It feels like an absolute age since I last coloured hair in blonde and really do love this colour combo!

This card is also for Fun-day Friday Challenge #237 Anything Goes Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #40 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #108 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #249 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #205 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Recipe:
Stamps: Lavender Night Adventure from Ching-Chou Kuik, Compact Sentiments Part One form Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Wisteria Wonder & Basic Grey both from Stampin' Up, Lilac Woods Papers from Whims…

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post - Polka Dot Pals Morgan

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This week I am using the other newly released football/soccer player digital stamp, Polka Dot Pals Morgan. I coloured him up in blues this time and will definitely be adding this image to my go-to list of male stamps to use! He's fab for those hard to make guy cards!

This card is also for Crafting By Designs Challenge Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #533 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #83 Anything Goes Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts Challenge #49 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #69 Anything Goes

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Morgan from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Star Prints from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Tempting Turquoise (Retired) & Pacific Point both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pe…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #342 - Letters or Numbers

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week the challenge is to use letters or numbers, one I actually found really hard to do as I don't put ages on a birthday card unless I am making it for a specific birthday and I have none coming up. I had a hunt through all my stamps and finally managed to find a sentiment with a 2 in it instead of the word to, so used that!

I used the adorableDucklingsstamp and added a lot of background colouring to it so it looked like the ducklings were going for a walk round their pond. I love how this one came out, but it did take a while to colour! Worth it though!

This card is also for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 23 Anything Goes The Ribbon Girl June Challenge Anything Goes Crafting From The Heart Challenge #209 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #69 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Ducklings from The Paper Shelter, Framed Out #1 from Papertrey Ink

Papers:

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Kitty Ballerina

Good morning and welcome to my second new release post for the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team. Today I am sharing with you another cute stamp - Kitty Ballerina. I chose to use one of my favourite colour combos - brown and pink and went all distressed for this one. I love the look of distressing but don't always remember to use the tool! I do think this technique works really well with these colours though!

This card is also for The Sketchy Challenge #143 Anything Goes  Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #48 Anything Goes Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #21 Animals A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #06 Anything Goes
Recipe:

Stamps: Kitty Ballerina from Whimsy Stamps, Pretty Grungy Good Times from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Blushing Bride & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Isabella Patterned Papers from Michele R Designs, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress Inks from Tim Holtz, Copic Markers

Acces…

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Spring Zebra

Good morning and welcome to another new release weekend from Whimsy Stamps. Today I am sharing with you the adorable Spring Zebra - isn't he a cutie? I had real trouble finding some patterned papers to go with him, so pulled out some old digital ones that I had already printed and went for a simpler background to make him stand out.


Recipe:
Stamps: Spring Zebra from Whimsy Stamps, Cute Cubs from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Poundland, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Digital Patterned Papers
Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc
Accessories: None
Copics Used: Black - C5, C7, C9 Inner Ears - RV000, RV10, RV11 Flower - YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18, G21, G24, G28, E44, E47, E49 Bird - B01, B02, B04, B06, YR04, YR07 Grass - G14, G17, G85, G28, G94, G99
And that's all from me for this psot folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirati…

Delicious Doodles June Challenge - Macabre Wedding

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new and, sadly, the final challenge from Delicious Doodles. Unfortunately, there have been so few entries into this challenge of late, that Teri and Sue have decided to close the challenges.

This month the challenge is macabre weddings. I've never made a macabre wedding card before, so it was fun making a more Gothic wedding card than the traditional white ones I have done in the past.

I used the Gothic Bride and Groom digi stamp and went for a purple, black and grey combo with touches of red.

This card is also for Love To Scrap Challenge #110 Marry Me Crafty Catz Challenge #419 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 22 Anything Goes The Sketchy Challenge #143 Anything Goes Brown Sugar Challenge #279 Wedding or Party Fun-Day Friday Challenge #236 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Gothic Bride and groom from Delicious Doodles, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Royal Velvet from Papertrey Ink, Basic Black & Lap of…