The Paper Shelter Challenge #372 Birthday Creations

Good morning and welcome to another challenge from the Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to make a birthday card or project. With so many gorgeous images to choose from in the Paper Shelter store, it was hard to decide which one to use, but in the end I chose this gorgeous girl, Catharine, to make a vintage style card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Catharine from The Paper Shelter, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & Chocolate Chip (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Patterned Papers from The Works

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

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon & Very Vanilla Lace both from Stampin' Up, Fairmont Labels Dies, Fairmont Decorative Elements Dies & Oval Nestabilities all from Spellbinders, Roses from Santoro, Pearls from Poundland, Wondrous Frame Die from Find It Media

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - E21, E23, E25
Lips - R81, R83, R85
Pink Dress - RV10, R81, R83, R85
Brown Dress - E71, E74, E77

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 blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Fantasy Friday #29 Featuring Once Upon A Time from Christine Karron

Good morning and welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post! This week I have another colouring for you using this gorgeous image, Once Upon A Time, from Christine Karron, which is for the monthly challenge in her fan Facebook group. There was also an added twist to this month's challenge which was to write a story to go along with this image!


I'm not great at story writing, but here's my attempt...

"No, it can't be them already!" Kiara whispered.
"Quick, let's move just in case," Riordan replied.

They quickly began to make their way through the forest, deeper and deeper, darker and darker, but they could still hear the pounding of heavy footfalls behind them, getting louder and louder as they got closer and closer. Riordan kept a tight grip on his beloved's hand, knowing that if they were caught he would never see her again. Hearts pounding like drums trying to burst through their chests, they kept on going, even though their legs felt like they would give way any moment now.

They finally arrived at the circle of gigantic oak trees in the middle of a clearing. This was their only chance to activate the portal out of Faerie that would save them. Kiara looked all around, but nothing or no-one was there...yet.

"Hurry, Riordan. Please!" she frantically cried, glancing in every direction still. She knew that should her father's men capture her, she would be whisked away to the dungeon and very likely be killed and all because she had fallen in love with the wrong Fae. Riordan was one of the Light Fae, one who used the power of the Sun and light, whereas she was one of the Shadow Fae, one who used the powers of dark magic. Light and dark magics should never mix, but she couldn't stop the feelings that had developed for Riordan over the many months they had been meeting at the lake. She loved him with all her heart and would do anything to be with him forever, even if that meant leaving her family and friends behind.

Her father, who was king of his realm, just did not understand her love for Riordan and once her wings had started to fade from the deepest black to a lighter purple, she could no longer hide the fact that she was starting to change. She was utterly in love and they had no other choice, but to run.

Riordan had cast the runes on the barks of the trees and was just about the carve the final mark of the last rune when out of the trees burst three of the Shadow Fae guards, all dressed in black with the purple emblem of the Shadow Fae on their chest armour.

"Halt right there!" the tallest one shouted at them. Kiara gasped and slowly stepped back towards Riordan. "I said halt!" the guard repeated, whilst the other two knocked arrows into their bows and aimed them at each of distraught lovers.

"You cannot take us," Kiara cried. "We belong together!"
"Just let us go," Riordan demanded, his eyes pleading silently at the head guard.

Seeing the guards hesitate ever so slightly, Fae Princess Kiara moved closer to the ring of trees. Riordan moved his hand to finish the final mark. The portal began to swirl, light engulfing the ring of trees. He grabbed Kiara's hand and pulled her in, not knowing where this portal would lead them, but together they could face anything.

Hope that wasn't too bad!

Recipe:

Stamps: Once Upon A Time by Chrisitne Karron

Papers: Make It Colour Blending Card form Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, White Molotow Paint Pen

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Girl's Hair - RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66, RV69
Girls' Eyes - B14, B16, B18
Girl's Eyebrows - E47, E49
Wings - BV00, BV11, BV13, Bv34, BV23, BV25, BV29
Dress - RV11, RV32, RV34, R85
Nail Varnish & Lipstick - RV14, RV17, RV19
Boy's Hair - YG61, YG63, YG67
Boy's Eyebrows - YG97, YG99
Boy's Eyes - YG13, YG17
Boy's T-shirt - E84, E87, E89
Grass - G94, G85, G99
Trees - E71, E74, E77, E79
Sky - B32, B34, B37, B39
Leaves - G14, G16, G19

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

Faery Ink Inspiration Post Roxie as Alice Pick Your Poison

Good Morning everyone. I thought I would carry on the Alice in Wonderland theme from Amanda's birthday celebration earlier this year with another, yet very different, take on Alice.

Here is my Goth Alice version of Roxie, Pick Your Poison. Doesn't she look amazing in these alternative colours?! Love it when I get to use my goth side in my cards! LMAO


You can read more about her here on my post on the Faery Ink blog

Fantasy Friday #29 Featuring Princess Emma with Unicorn from The Paper Nest Dolls

Good morning and welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. This week I am sharing this cute image from The Paper Nest Dolls, Princess Emma with Unicorn. I coloured her up a while ago in blue and yellow but wasn't overly keen on how it came out to be honest, so redid it for this post in one of my favourite combos again,, pink and aqua and much prefer this version.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Princess Emma With Unicorn from The Paper Nest Dolls, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Blushing Bride & Coastal Cabana both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

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

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Pearls from Simply Creative, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Mery's Twig Die 6002/0588 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - 
Lips - 
Dress - RV10, R81, R83, R85, R89
Shoes - R81, R83, R85
Crown & Wand - T2, T3, T4
Mane & Tail - RV11, RV32, RV34
Bows & Trims - BG10, BG11, BG13
Unicorn - BV0000, BV20, BV31, T0, T1, T2

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

The Paper Shelter Challenge #370 Letters or Numbers

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to use letters or numbers on your projects.

I used the adorable Can't Take My Eyes Off You, which I thought would be perfect for a Valentine's card for my boyfriend! The characters look so much in love, don't they?! I added a quick I heart you sentiment using my dies.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Can't Take My Eyes Off You from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black & Sending Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Accessories: Lattice Heart Die 6003/0005 from Joy Crafts, Alphabet Dies from Creative Dies, Puzzle Pieces Dies from Whimsy Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Boy's Hair - E13, E15, E17, E18
Boy's Eye - E23, E25
Boy's Scarf - B12, B14, B16
Boy's Jumper - G85, G94, G99
Boy's Jacket - G03, G05, G09, B26, B28, B29
Boy's Trousers - B95, B97, B99
Boy's Hat - B41, B45, B39, YG95, YG97, YG99
Girl's Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Girl's Eye - G14, G17
Girl's Outfit - R35, R37, R39, T5, T7, T9
Table & Chairs - E44, E47, E49
Blue Mug - B02, B04, B05
Yellow Mug - Y21, Y23, Y26
Smoke - T0, T1

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 gorgeous creations from the DT this week and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Simply B Stamps January Progressive Challenge

Good morning! Hope you're all feeling better than I have been these past few days. I'm recovering from a horrible head cold - stuffy nose, sore throat, headaches, neck ache etc etc. It all just makes my head feel so heavy!

Anyway while sat in bed, I had time to write up today's post, so I can share this month's progressive challenge from Simply B Stamps, using this gorgeous girl with her delicious looking cake and candy canes! Would be good for a birthday card too! The only rules we had this month was that we were not allowed to use any red, so I went for one of my favourite combos - pink and aqua! These papers match the colours I used on her perfectly!

This card is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Peppermint Betty from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Blushing Bride & Coastal Cabana both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, 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 - R81, R83, R85, R89
Eyes - E55, E57, E59
Eyebrows - E57, E59
Lips - R81, R83, R85                               
Dress - BG11, BG32, BG34, R81, R83, R85
Candy Canes - BG13, BG15                                                                                                                      Cake - E44, E47, E49, R81, R83, R85
Plate - BG10, BG11
                                                                                                                                             
And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and see you all soon!

Fantasy Friday #28 Featuring Faerie Marci from La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post. Today I am sharing one of my favourite fairy images from La-La Land Crafts and used the mushrooms and flowers from the same digi stamp set as well.

I did find it hard to find some patterned papers to match the colours of the image for this one. I tend to colour as and when I can and just randomly choose colours without thinking about what I will put with it sometimes! I think these colours work ok though!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Faerie Marci from La-La Land Crafts, Fairy Quotes from Whimsy Stamps (Retired)

Papers: Perfect Plum (Retired), Gorgeous Grape, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Blending Card from That Craft Place, Back To Basics II Patterned Papers from Dovecraft

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc,

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) & Very Vanilla Lace both from Stampin' Up, Crystal Stickles, Butterflies Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V01, V05, V06, V09
Lips - RV52, RV55
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Tights, Gems on Crown & Inner Wings - RV63, RV66, RV69
Gem on Dress, Crown & Outer Wings - BV20, BV23, BV25
Toadstools - V22, V25, V28, V95, V99
Grass - G21, G14, G94, G85, G46
Flowers - V12, V15, V17, RV14, RV17, RV19
Leaves - G82, G85

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

Faery Ink Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to my first Faery Ink Inspiration post of the month! Today I have used the adorable Cheshire Kitty from the Chibis in Wonderland collection that Amanda so generously gave away during her birthday weekend on Facebook a couple of weekends ago.

I decided to do something different and created a large banner flag in similar colours to the colours I used to colour the little kitty in. The sentiment I got from the internet!


You can read more about this banner flag on my Faery Ink post here

Fantasy Friday #27 Featuring Love Fairy from Cute As A Button

Good evening and welcome to this week's Fantasy Friday post! I am late posting it this week as I just didn't get time before Friday to upload the photos, but it's here at long last!

This week I have joined in with the Cute As A button Facebook Progressive Challenge and this month's image is this cute Love Fairy, perfect for Valentine's or Galentine's cards! This one will go to my best friend Michele, just to let her know that I love her!

I went for a predominantly red and pink combo, trying to use up some of my old retired patterned papers from Stampin' Up! This pack is almost finished now, with just enough big pieces to make one more card.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Love Fairy from Cute As A Button

Papers: Blushing Bride, Real Red, More Amour DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 60002/0253 from Joy Crafts, Love Ya Line Border Die from Lawn Fawn, Glitter Glue from Glitz It, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Eyes - e37, E39
Pink Wings - RV10, RV11, RV13
Dress & Pink Bobbles - RV21, RV23, RV25
Tights - RV000, RV00, RV02, R35
Red - R35, R37, R39
Sign's Frame - E55, E57, E59

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

Scene It Sunday #94 & Stampers Delights Inspiration Post Featuring No Fishing

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday which I have combined with my inspiration post for Stampers Delights. As we are...