The Paper Shelter Challenge #368 Dies and/or Punches

Good morning and welcome to my DT for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use dies and/or punches on your project.

For my card I used the cute Bowling Day image to make my dad a birthday card for his 65th birthday this week. We all went out for a meal and then bowling to celebrate, so I thought this image would be perfect!


Recipe:

Stamps: Bowling Day from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Marina Mist (Retired) & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Birthday Patterned Papers, Here Comes the Bus Patterned Papers & Summer Smoothie Patterned Papers (all retired) all from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Craft Show

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Alphabet Dies from Creative Dies, Corner Rounder Punch, Buttons from The Works, Glitter Glue from Glitz It

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Mouth - R20, R30, R22
Trousers - B14, B16, B18
Shirt - B41, B45, R24, R27, R29
Shoes - R35, R37, R39, T0, T1, T7, T9
Bowling Balls - C5, C7, C9, C10
Pins - T0, T1, Blender, R35, R37
Starburst - Y15, Y17, Y19
Sentiment - R35, R37, R39, B26, B28, B29
Ground - T2, T3, T4, T5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the Design Team for this week's challenge and why not join in the fun while you are there too?!

Fantasy Friday #26 Featuring Rory's Magical Night by Color of Love aka Lacy Sunshine

Good afternoon and welcome to today's Fantasy Friday post. This week I am sharing a gorgeous scene from Color of Love formerly known as Lacy Sunshine. I won a couple of these images in a blog challenge a while ago and I have slowly been colouring this one up when I get the chance. It is an A5 sized image, but I finally finished it this week!

Another one to add to my colouring collection - I will get frames for them all one day!

This colouring is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Rory's Magical Night from Color of Love

Papers: Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty 

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: None! 

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V04, V05, V06, V09
Eyes - G14, G16, G19
Lips - V91, V93, V95
Eyebrow - C5, C7
Hat - W5, W7, W9
Hat Band - YR04, YR07, YR09
Buckle - Y11, Y15, Y19
Candy Corn - Y15, Y19, YR04, YR07
Pom Pom Monster - YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, V04, V06
Dress - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09
Shoes, Cat, Black Stripes on Tights & Bat on Book - C5, C7, C9
Purple Stripes on Tights & Cat's Hat - BV13, BV17
Dots on Hats - FYG2 
Tree - E71, E74, E77, E79
Plinth - W1, W3, W5
Orb - Y13, FRV1, BV000, YG13, V15, R11, BG53, YG0000, BG10
Bottle - E33, E35, FRV1, RV55, RV25, RV66, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Book in Hand - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, YR23, YR24, YR27, T0, T1, T3, T4
Book on Grass - R56, R89, R59
Book Pages - E41, E42
Sky - BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04, V20
Moon - T0, T1, T3, T4, T5
Clouds - C0, C1, C2, BV31, Blender
Stars - Y15
Grass - G12, G14, G16, G19

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and see you next week for another Fantasy Friday post! 

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge GDT Post Challenge week 3 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my final GDT post for the Colour Crazy Challenge blog. I have enjoyed being part of this team, but we have a lot of changes coming up at work after half term and until I know how much work that entails, I have decided not to continue my GDT post. Thank you to Ruth and the rest of the team for having me for the last 3 months!

This week the sponsor is Lemon Shortbread and I chose to use the cute Heart Balloon Girl digi stamp for my card. I thought she looked quite thoughtful in the image, so added a thinking of you sentiment. Quite a simple card for me, but I love the colours and how that balloon pops against the sky.


Recipe:

Stamps: Heart Balloon Girl from Lemon Shortbread, Sweet Little Sentiments from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Wild Wasabi (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lilac Woods Patterned Papers (Retired) from Whimsy Stamps, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Pale Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearls from Simply Creative, Doily Edge Lace Punch from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - BG53, BG45
Lips - R20, R30
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Boots - RV10, RV32, RV34, RV99
Balloon - RV21, RV23, RV25
Teddy - E33, E35
Flowers - RV11, RV13, RV14, RV93, RV95
Grass - G02, G03, G05, G07, G09
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!


Little Miss Muffet Stamps New Release Inspiration

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. As you may all know, sadly Barbara has decided to close down the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store for a while, but she has got some new rubber stamps coming out today, just for a few days.

I used the Mason Jar Snow Globe stamp and Polka Dot Pals Shania, which is no longer available, but any of the other Polka Dot Pals stamps would work brilliantly with the Snow Globe.

This card is also for

Recipe

Stamps: Mason Jar Snow Globe & Polka Dot Pals Shania (Retired) both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Say It With Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Smoky Slate from Stampin' Up, Mint Green Light Patterned Papers, Hot Stuff Patterned Papers & Blue and Pink Mix Patterned Papers (all retired) all from Whimsy Stamps, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Silver Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from stash, Flowers from Santoro, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Pearls from Simply Creative

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - RV10, R81, R83, R85, R39, T1, T2, T3
Shoes - RV10, R81, R83, R85, R39
Twine - R81, R83, R85, T0, T1, Blender
Bells - T1, T2, T3, T4, T6
Lid - T4, T6, T8, T10
Writing - T2, T3, T4
Glass - BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT this week! Why not pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Store as well and check out the closing down sale?!

Lawn Fawn Santa and His Reindeer Double Slider Surprise Card

Good evening! I managed to squeeze in some time for non DT crafting today, so I could join in the latest Lawn Fawnatics challenge, which closes tonight! The challenge is to use critters and as I already had these reindeer from Tobaggan Together coloured up, I thought I would use them with the Oh What Fun stamp and make another of these fun double slider surprise cards. They are such fun to make!

Anyway here is my card closed...


And opened... I tried hard to squeeze all 7 reindeer on, but it just looked to cramped and messy so Santa bear will have to make do with 6! 


This card is also for
Pile It On Challenge #150 Land Animals (although they are flying here with a touch of Christmas magic!)
Alphabet Challenge V is for Vehicle (A sleigh, counts right?!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Oh What Fun, Toboggan Together, Snow Cool & Winter Skies all from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Real Red, Night of Navy & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Double Slider Surprise Dies & Stitched Hillside Border Dies both from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Reindeer - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Bear - W00, W1, W2
Bear's Hat & Coat - R35, R37, R39
Fur Trims - C0, C1, C2
Sleigh - E33, E35, E37, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Green Present - G40, G43, G46
Aqua Present - BG11, BG13, BG15
Turquoise Present - BG05, BG07, BG09
Trees - E37, E39, G85, G94, G99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and see you all again soon! 

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good morning everyone. Did you see the announcement that Barbara made last week about closing the store? It's a real shame as that means the design team will close too, but I completely understand that she needs a break at the moment. Hopefully one day Little Miss Muffet Stamps will return. The DT are still sharing our projects at the minute and here is my latest one.

I have used the adorable Jr. Hatter Shower for this one (she was a digi stamp so is now retired) and made it into an anniversary card for my boyfriend as we celebrated our 22nd year together earlier this week.


Recipe:

Stamps: Jr. Hatter Shower from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Labeler Alphabet from Stampin' Up

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, More Amore DSP (Retired) & Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Bermuda Bay & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up,

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Red - R35, R37, R39
Teal - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Hat - E42, E43, E44
Hose - T2, T4, T6, G40, G43, G46
Leaf - G14, G17, G19
Water Droplets - FBG2, BG45
Grass - BG93, BG96, BG99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Fantasy Friday #25 Featuring Genie Marci from La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. As always I share one of my fantasy creations and this week using one of my new La-La Land Crafts digis, Genie Marci. I love these digis, but like most of my stamps, I never get round to using them as often as I would like!

Anyway...here she is. I used some old retired papers from Stampin' Up and then my previously unused Twinkle Star die from Creative Expressions, which was the perfect background for her!

This card is also for
Creative Knockouts Challenge #281 In Stitches (I used my stitched cloud edges dies)

Recipe:

Stamps: Genie Marci from La-La Land Crafts

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Island Indigo (Retired) & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Gorgeous Grape Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Twinkle Star Die from Creative Expressions, Die-Namics Stitched Cloud Edges Dies from MFT, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Lips - V12, V15, V17
Purple - V12, V15, V17, V09
Aqua - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! See you all next week for another Fantasy Friday post!

The Paper Shelter Challenge #366 Digital Image

Good morning and welcome to my first DT post of the year for The Paper Shelter Challenge. This week our challenge is for you to use a digital image and what better excuse is there than browsing the Paper Shelter store to find a fabulous new image to use in this challenge.

I used the adorable Unicornmania to make a cute card. I used pastel colours for this one, which I hardly ever use and I really love the softness of the whole card and image together.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Unicornmania from The Paper Shelter, Magical Friends from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Highland Heather, So Saffron, Whisper White & Pink Pirouette (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Promises Patterned Papers (Retired) & Pastel Dreams Patterned Papers (Retired) both from Lili of the Valley

Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Bunting With Hearts Die from Fantasy Dies, On The Edge Clote II Die from Crealies, Gems from Poundland, Fillable Frames 3 Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26
Eyes - BG01, BG05, BG07
Lips - R20, R30
Onesie - V0000, V000, V01, V04
Pink - RV10, R81, R83
Yellow - Y000, Y00, Y02, Y04
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13
Unicorns - BV0000, BV20, BV000, Blender
Wing - T0, T1, T2, Blender
Zip - C5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to this week's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Post. I coloured this cutie up a while ago and never got round to adding her to a card, so her she is today. This cute mermaid is Polka Dot Pals Brittany.

I now have quite a few mermaid themed patterned papers set and I used the Let's Be Mermaids from Echo Park on this card and added some of the sticker fish as well after cutting the white edges off them as they looked odd with the white. Think they look much better now!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Brittany from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, Summer Starfruit (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (Retired), Gumball Green (Retired), Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Island Indigo (Retired) & Strawberry Slush (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Mini Shells Dies form Impression Obsession, Under The Sea Dies from First Edition, Bubbles & Seaweed Dies 6002/0496 from Joy Crafts, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08
Eyes - BG01, BG05, BG07
Lips - RV63, RV55, RV66
Tail & Belt - RV55, RV17, RV66, RV19
Top & Dots on Belt - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Hairband - Y15, Y19
Starfish - YR14, YR15, YR16
Shell - Y23, Y26

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT this week.

Fantasy Friday #24 Featuring Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn

Happy Fantasy Friday! Welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. This week I have used the gorgeous Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn, which I bought as a digi stamp from Crafts and Me years ago before they closed down.

As I went for such as colourful image, I actually had a hard time finding some patterned papers that would match, so in the end I decided to just go with these black, white and pink papers to pull out those colours in the image. I think it worked pretty well though!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Little Miss Deelish from Hannah Lynn, Sparkle from Craftin' Desert Divas

Papers: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist & Pop of Pink DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' UP, Gems from Poundland, Edge Side Die 6002/0260 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG53, BG57, BG49
Eyes - B04, B06
Lips & Hair Bows - RV25, RV09, RV17
Dress - YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, RV25, RV09, RV17
Boots - YG21, YG23, YG25, RV02, RV04, RV06
Tights & Glove - W5, W7, W9
Wing - YG11, YG13, RV23, RV25
Unicorn - RV10, RV13, BG45
Unicorn Mane & Tail - BG72, BG57, BG75
Unicorn Accessories - RV25, RV29, BG34, BG23, Y19
Butterfly - YR12, YR15, YR18
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02
Ground - W5, W6, W7, W8, W9
Grass - YG07, G94

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Faery Ink American Football Tomte Gnome

Good morning and welcome to my first post of the new year for Faery Ink. I have used this cute American Football Tomte Gnome for my card and you can read more about it on my post on the Faery Ink blog


That's all from me for this post today! Thanks for stopping by folks! 

Whimsy Stamps Coffee Break Winter Scene

Good morning and welcome to another random post from me! I love having extra time during the holidays to just sit and colour (although I am sure I really should be doing the colouring classes I still have not yet done!), but I loved this cute image that was actually the Kit and Clowder Pencils Class image (with a different background), but I bought it with the winter background and did my own thing with the colours.

I don't use pencils and only have a set of 24 polychromos from years ago. To be honest, I don't like how pencils look as much as Copics, so have no interest in learning how to use them. I do however like a lot of the images for the pencils colouring classes, so tend to buy them and colour them up my way!

Anyway...here he is. You can't see in the photo at all, but all the snow is covered with clear Wink of Stella for an touch of shimmer. I have quite a few of these colourings now, so am going to buy some clip frames to put them all in and put them up somewhere in the house!


This colouring is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Coffee Break Winter Scene from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Copics Used: (Thought I had written these already but it didn't save and my list has been long thrown away so am guessing lots here!)
Penguin - C0, C1, C2, C5, C7, C9, YR04, YR68, YR07
Purple - V12, V15, V17, V09
Pink - RV11, RV13, RV14
Green on Scarf and Gloves - BG10, BG11, BG13
Jumper - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Fur on Hat - W00, W1, W2, W3 (Maybe)
Mug - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, E47, E49
Bare Trees - E44, E47, E49
Fir Trees - G94, G99 (I think)
Snow - C00, C0, C1, C2
Sky - BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01, BG02

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Fantasy Friday #23 Featuring Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks

Good morning and welcome to my first Fantasy Friday post of 2019! This week I have chosen to use the adorable Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks to be a large, general occasion card. This greeting could be used for birthdays, thank yous or just a general hello type card. I like having a few like this on hand so I have one if I need one!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Greetings Fairy from Tiddly Inks

Papers: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) & Perfect Plum (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft & You Design, Make It Colour Blending card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Accessories: Striped Swirl Edger Die from Creative Expressions, Star Trail die from Tonic Studios, Stardust 2 Die from Fantasy Dies, Lace & both ribbons from stash, Gems from Poundland, Crystal Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV52, RV55, RV17, RV19
Dress - V20, V22, V25, V28, FV2, V12, V15
Wings - V0000, V000, V01, RV00, RV93
Boots - V12, V15, V17
Sentiment - RV52, RV55, V22, V25
Stars - V91, V93, V95

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte Slider

Good morning! I have another Lawn Fawn card for you again today - I have fallen in love with these cute stamps and I am also loving all the interactive dies they are releasing at the minute as well. I got the Double Slider Surprise die set in the sale, so it cost me just over £20 instead of the £26 it was originally and I just loved using it to make this card. I can't wait to make another one and have so many ideas on how it could be used!

Anyway, here is my Thanks A Latte card, another new set for me, although I'm not a coffee or tea drinker and only occasionally drink hot chocolate, I loved this set with all the added extras, like the candy canes, marshmallows and cream swirls. Next time I will add some cute faces to the cups and mugs I think!

Anyway here is the card closed. Hopefully the arrows on the pull out tabs are obvious!


And opened....

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Thanks A Latte from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Early Espresso from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Double Slider Surprise Dies from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Red - R35, R37, R39
Brown Mugs - E42, E43, E44
Turquoise - BG01, BG02, BG05
Hot Chocolate - E25, E27, E29
Pink Marshmallows - RV10, R81, R83
Cream Marshmallows - E50, E51
Drink in Heart Mugs - E31, E33, E35
Drink in Snowflake Mugs - E44, E47, E49
Cream Swirls - E40, E41, E42

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Winter Skies Christmas

Good morning! I had some spare time over the Christmas and New Year holidays and finally managed to get my hands on a copy of Winter Skies, which was completely sold out everywhere in the UK before Christmas! So anyway I made this card, ready to add to next year's Christmas card pile!

I thought I would go for lots of glittery snow on this one and added the stitched mountains and hillside borders to add to the scene. I used the colour palette from the latest Lawn Fawn challenge to colour the sky, although I did end up covering lots of it with all those mountains!

This card is also for
Recipe:

Stamps: Winter Skies from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Wisteria Wonder (Retired), Smoky Slate, Whisper White & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Wisteria Wonder (Retired), White Chalk Pen & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick & Stormy Sky Distress Ink Oxides all from Tim Holtz

Accessories: White Embossing Powder from Stampin' Up, Stitched Mountain Dies & Stitched Hillside Border Dies both from Lawn Fawn, Glitter Glue from Glitz It

Copics Used:
Bears - C0, C1, C2, Blender
Scarf - R81, R83, R85
Trees - E37, E39, G85, G94, G99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy New Year!

Good morning! I usually do a favourites post of all my cards of the year on New Year's Eve, but I forgot this time! So here it is today instead!

I made quite a few changes with the design teams I was on last year. I felt I was spending so much time making projects for the design teams that I lost my mojo and my love of crafting a bit. At times, it felt a bit like a chore, but I have now dropped down to three teams and have more time to do more of my own crafting which makes me much happier! I get to use the images and make the cards in my own style, rather than having to be prescriptive so often!

Anyway...

Delicious Doodles was a small DT that I was on, but unfortunately the term didn't last for long as after 12 months, Teri, the owner of Delicious Doodles, decided to close the challenge blog down. My favourite card from being on this DT was actually my last card for this DT - a Gothic wedding card! You can read more about this card here.


Whimsy Stamps is one of my favourite companies for cute images and fabulous sentiments. I decided to step down from this DT in June as I had been on the DT for 1 year and 4 months and to be honest I was struggling to keep up with the weekly creations. At that time, I was teaching in a school with a very challenging class and a very challenging set of expectations and I was working all the hours I could to keep on top of my workload. (Luckily I have now left that school and moved on to much better things!).  

My favourite card for this team was really hard to choose as I loved so many of them, but eventually decided to go with Fairy and her Bunny. You can read more about this card here.


Another team I stepped down from in June last year was the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge blog team. I had been on this team for almost four years and I felt I needed a change. I love these images, but I felt lots of my cards were becoming the same old thing every time, so I stepped down with this gorgeous project using Aloha Lady. You can read more on my blog post here.


Polkadoodles was a DT I was only on for a very short amount of time. Although I love the images, I just felt the team wasn't for me, so left after my initial term of 3 months was up. My favourite card was this one using Frosty Penguins from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection. You can read more on this post.



Faery Ink is one of the DTs that I have been on for a while now. Although the team kind of disbanded for a while, I stayed on and did a couple of projects a month for Amanda, while she was going through some personal stuff. The team started up again at the end of the summer and Amanda has released lots of fabulous new images. However, my very favourite was the Unicorn Masquerade collection that Amanda released in May and here was my project. you can read more about this project on my blog post here.



I started at Little Miss Muffet Stamps as a guest designer and when Lyn asked if I wanted to stay on, I went with a yes! I love these images and although it is back to a weekly project, I am now in a better position work wise and I have a lot more time on my hands. My favourite project for this DT was another hard one to choose as I love the Polka Dot Pals images and have used several of them this past year. In the end I decided to go with this card using the adorable Polka Dot Pals Maeve. There's more here on my original post. 


And my final Design Team that I am on is The Paper Shelter. I have been on this team since March 2014 and I just all their images. This one was so hard to choose a favourite for - just glad I only had a year's worth of cards to look through! In the end, I decided to choose this one as my favourite because I was so pleased with the colouring on this one. I draw and coloured the background by myself, which for someone who cannot draw was a feat in itself. I was really proud of how this one came out! You can read more about it here. 


The final favourite I am going to share with you all from my creations last year is from my Fantasy Friday posts that I have been doing since the summer. I decided to start these as I have a huge collection of fantasy images - fairies, mermaids, unicorns, dragons etc - and never had the opportunity to use them because of all the DTs I was on. Once I had left a few in the summer, I had the time to create using my own choice of images, which lead to doing these posts every week and believe it or not I have managed to keep it up! I wasn't sure I would! 

Anyway this card uses Message In A Bottle from Simply B Stamps. You can read more on my original post here

Phew! If you have got to the end with all that, thank you so much! I hope you have enjoyed seeing all my favourites from the last year! I really enjoyed looking back at them all myself too and found some I had forgotten that I had made. 

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...