Faery Ink Inspiration Post Featuring Flowery Fae Demera

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for Faery Ink this week. I have used the gorgeous Flowery Fae Demera for this card, one of the recent releases and used some of my new patterned papers as the basis for my colour combo this time!


You can read more about my card here on the Faery Ink Blog

 

Sweet November Fairy in the Field!

Good evening and welcome to my post today. I have used the adorable Flora Sweetbrier digi stamp with the Tree #3 both from Sweet November Digital Stamps, available from 7 Kids Crafts and also added some other toadstool and flower digi stamps.

When I first put this scene together, I just wanted to make a big image to colour to practise various techniques and I really like how it came out. However, when it came to making something with it, the colouring was so big that it just about fit on a card and therefore I kept it really plain and simple (so unlike me!).

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Recipe:

Stamps: Flora Sweetbrier & Tree #3 both from Sweet November Stamps, Whimsy Mushroom Stamps from La-La Land Crafts, Flower Fairies #6 from Wee Stamps

Papers: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip & Myths & Magic DSP (All Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77
Eyes - G14, G17, C7, C9
Eyebrows - E71, E74
Lips - R20, R30
Dress - Y32, Y35, Y38
Wings - B60, B63, B66
Trees - E25, E27, G82, G94, G85
Grass - G12, G14, G16, G17, G19
Toadstools - E30, E31, E33, E34, R24, R27, R29
Flowers - BV11, BV13, BV17
Leaves in Hair - G21, G24
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and see you all again tomorrow with another of my posts! 

Something Else on Saturday #8 featuring Enjoying The Rain from Cute As A Button

Good afternoon and welcome to my latest Something Else on a Saturday post. This week I am sharing my card for this month's Cute As A Button Facebook Progressive Challenge, using this cute digi, Enjoying The Rain. I did try to draw a footpath underneath the image, but it looked wrong, so I went for some hills and grass instead! I can do that one!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Enjoying The Rain from Cute As A Button, Scattered Showers & Scattered Showers Additions both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights DSP (Retired) & Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Card Blank from stash

Inks: Melon Mambo, Basic Black & Smoky Slate all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Eyes - YG05, YG09 
Lips - RV23, RV25
Bright Pink - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29 
Pink on Boots - RV21, RV23
Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y19
Turquoise - BG02, BG05, BG07
Bag - T1, T3, T5, BG05
Puddle & Raindrops - B01, B02, B04, B05
Clouds - C00, C0, C1, C2
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02
Grass - YG11, YG13, YG05, YG06, YG07, YG09

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

Scrapper's Delights VIP Anime Deal Featuring Zodiac Taurus

Good evening everyone and welcome to my post for the new VIP Deal from Scrapper's Delight. Every month Janice is releasing a new zodiac image and this month it is Taurus's turn. As we all know Taurus is represented by a bull and I just love how Janice has incorporated this idea into this digi stamp.

Here is the deal that you can purchase this month. You can only get this set as part of this bundle so why not get the other gorgeous images from this month's new releases and get this one for free!

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I went with a brown and rust colour combo and used lots of the different elements from the set. I tried to make the layout similar, yet different to the one I used for the Aries card last month, as over the year I want to build up a collection of the gorgeous Zodiac girls.


Recipe:

Stamps: Anime Zodiac Taurus from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip (Retired), Regals DSP (Retired) & Chocolate Chip Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Cajun Craze Twine & Buttons (Both Retired) both from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Horns - E51, E53, E55
Eyes - YG63, YG67
Top & Trousers - E13, E15, E18
Fringes, Scarf & Elbow Patches - E07, E08, E09
Scarf Trim - E79
Neckerchief - R35, R37, R39, B14, B16
Buckle & Belt - E37, Y28
Nose Rings - Y26
Background - E40, E41, E42
Frame & Taurus Sentiment - E43, E44, E47
Symbol Frames - E43, E44
Taurus Symbol - E47
Bulls - E07, E08, E09, E15, E17, E19, E55, E57, E59, E41, E42, E43, R20, R20

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Scrapper's Delights Facebook group and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT.

You can also use this special code in the Scrapper's Delights store to get a fantastic 20% off on all orders over £5!

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The Paper Shelter Challenge #380 Sentimental

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called "Sentimental" so we would like you to use a sentiment on your project. Today I have used the gorgeous Pisces digital stamp, but without the background.

I kept the card quite simple and just added a few stickers from the paper pack I used and of course a sentiment from the pack as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Pisces from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Lemon Lime Twist & Night of Navy both from Stampin' Up, Card blank from stash, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers & Stickers from Echo Park, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Aquatic Mist Glitter Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17
Eyes - BG01, BG02, BG05
Dress & Green Stripes on Ring - BG32, BG34, BG13 
Belt & Teal Stripes on Ring - BG05, BG07, BG09
Sea - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B12, B52, B04, BG11, BG01, BG02, BG53
Ring - B34, B37, B39
Fish - YR12, YR15, YR16
Symbols - Y35, Y38

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. As always there are some fantastic prizes to be won!

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Something Else on Saturday #7 Featuring Little Valentines Mermaids from Tiddly Inks

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else On Saturday post. This week I am joining in with the Tiddly Inks Challenge and using the free digital stamp they are giving away so you can join in with this challenge.

I thought I would try something a bit different in my layout and am trying to use up lots of crafting odds and end that I have accumulated over the years. I rarely use stickers of any kind but the stickers on this card came in the patterned paper pack, so I thought I would add a couple here to use them up a bit! I have to admit, stickers are still not my thing!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Little Valentines Mermaids from Tiddly Inks

Papers: Lemon Lime Twist & Night of Navy both from Stampin' Up, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers & Stickers from Echo Park, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Boy's Hair - B02, B04, B05, B06
Boy's Tail - YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09
Girls' Hair - RV25, RV17, RV09, RV29
Girl's Tail - BV01, BV02, BV34, BV13, BV04
Girl's Top - YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16
Shell - E31, E33, E35
Octopus - YR21, YR23. YR24, YR27

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

Hoppy Easter!

Good morning everyone! I don't tend to make a lot of Easter cards, but I just bought this cute set from Lawn Fawn and decided to use my Let's Toast Pull Tab die to make a three-way pull up, so it looks like the bunnies are hopping up and down with excitement for Easter!

It took a bit of faffing about but I eventually got it to work, although it is a bit stiff pushing the tab back down! I think I have over bent the card a bit trying it and moving things around too much, but it looks cute!

Bunnies down...

Bunnies up...

Recipe:

Stamps: Hoppy Easter from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up, Spring Fling Patterned Papers from Lawn Fawn, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Let's Toast Pull Tab Add On Die & Mini Easter Eggs Dies both from Lawn Fawn, Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Bunnies - E42, E43, E44, R20, R22. W1
Carrots - G14, G16, YR04, YR07
Baskets - E31, E33
Eggs - RV52, RV55, BG32, BG34

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

Newton Dreams of Paris

Good afternoon and welcome to a random post from me today! I made this card the other day but never got round to blogging it and after the devastating fire of Notre Dame the other day I thought I would share it to show my love of Paris. We went to Paris for my 40th birthday a few years ago and went to see Notre Dame. Unfortunately we didn't get to go inside as the queues were massive and we hadn't booked any early pass tickets, so we always said we would go back one day to see it again. The outside itself was just stunning. I really do hope that they are able to restore it.

Anyway...here's my card using the adorable Newton Dreams of Paris set. I used the sketch from the latest Inky Paws Challenge and this is my first time entering one of their challenges. I now have a few Newton's Nook stamp sets, so I can join in at last!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Newton Dreams Of Paris from Newton's Nook Designs

Papers: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Brights DSP (Retired) & Sending Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean & Bundled Sage Distress Ink Oxides from Tim Holtz

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) & Hearts A Flutter Dies (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Heart-2-Heart #11 Dies from Papertrey Ink, Diamond Stickles, Mini Cloud Edges Stencil & Grassy Edges Stencil both from MFT

Copics Used:
Black Cat - C0, C2, C5, C7, C9
Grey Cat - W1, W2, W3, W4
Inner Ears - R20, R30
Blue - B02, B04, B06
Red - R35, R37, R39

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

Something Else on Saturday #6 Featuring Little Fairy Agenda from Mama Elephant

Happy Saturday! One week of my holiday over already and where did the time go?! I haven't really done very much to be honest - met up with friends for a Costa's, went out for dinner, did a bit of shopping, got my car fixed, sort out some of my books on my new kindle (this is a mammoth task!) and tidied up the spare room and put some shelves up for my Irregular Choice shoe boxes (and there still wasn't enough room for them all! Think we need a new house!)

Anyway on to my card for today...I just loved these tiny little fairies when they were released and had to buy them straight away, but have never found time to use them until this week! I also used the Mushroom house dies from Lawn Fawn to make a pretty pink fairy house!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Little Fairy Agenda from Mama Elephant, Fairy Sentiments from Lily of the Valley

Papers: Pink Pirouette (Retired), Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Granny Apple Green, So Saffron & Myths & Magic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Secret Rose Patterned Papers from The Works, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Bubblegum Blush Crystal Drops from Nuvo, Crystal Stickles, Flower Punch from X-Cut, Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass Die from MFT, Toadstools Dies from Joanna Sheen, Mushroom House Dies from Lawn Fawn 

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dresses - R81, R83, R85
Wings - B0000, B000, B00
Flower - YG07, YG09, Y11, Y13, Y19, R11
Paper Sheet - E40, E42
Paintbrush - E17, E19, E25, E29, T2, T4
Wand - Y21, Y23

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

Scrapper's Delights April Progressive Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my post for the new progressive challenge from Scrapper's Delight for this month. Our image this month follows the same theme as the new releases that were released last week and is another elf, but this time a male one, Gelmir Elf.

Elves to me can either be Christmas cute ones or more hunter type woodland elves in the lines of Legolas from Lord of the Rings. I love the character of Legolas in the books and having Orlando Bloom play him in the Peter Jackdon trilogy of movies was a perfect choice as he is just so drool worthy with that gorgeous long blonde hair and those piercing blue eyes!

The month's image is definitely the woodland variety and I went with a brown and green colour combo to reflect this. I also added a quote I found on Pinterest that Legolas himself supposedly says, but I thought it was quite a reflective one and fitted well with the theme.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Gelmir Elf from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip & Woodland Walk DSP (All retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Flourish Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Patina Stickles, Twine from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - G17, G19
Trousers - E84, E87, E89
Top - G24, G94, G46, G99
Belt - E74, E77, E79
Bow & Quiver - E31, E33, E35, E37
Armband - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Arrows - E07, E09
Background - G0000, G000, G00

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Scrapper's Delights Facebook group and check out all the other fabulous creations for this month's Progressive Challenge and why not message Wendy while you are there so you can join in the fun too?!

She's Practically Perfect In Every Way!

Good morning and welcome to my post for today! I am entering The Library Challenge this time with a Mary Poppins themed card. I just love the original Mary Poppins film and have yet to see the new one, basically because my boyfriend won't come with me! LOL

Anyway here's my inspiration card.... I used an old stamp from Sassy Studio Designs from when I was on their design team a few years ago with some silhouette buildings die cuts to make it look as if she was flying over them with her umbrella! The sentiment was computer generated.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Mary Poppins from Sassy Studio Designs

Papers: So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White & Pocketful of Posies (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides all from Tim Holtz

Accessories: head In The Clouds Dies from Die'Sire, Building Dies from First Edition, Red Berry Crystal Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E74, E77, E79
Eyes - G16, G19
Lips, Scarf & Belt - R35, R37, R39
Dress - B34, B37, B39
Hat, Cat & Boots - T5, T7, T9
Hat Band - G03, G05
Berries on Hat - R56, R59
Bag - E07, E08, E09
Umbrella - G14, G17, BG57, C5, C7, C9
Buckle & Flowers - Y18

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

The Paper Shelter Challenge #378 Add Some Stars

Good morning and welcome to my DT for the new challenge this week from The Paper Shelter. Our challenge this week is to use stars on your project.

I used the fun digi stamp, The Goalkeeper, to add a card to my male cards collection, which I have to admit is very small! I printed out the matching patterned paper and then printed the image to the same size on Make It Colour card so I could colour him with my Copics and then fussy cut him out to add to the paper. It was a bit fiddly cutting him up but I do love how it turned out in the end. Was definitely worth it!

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Recipe:

Stamps: The Goalkeeper from The Paper Shelter, Star Prints from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point & Polka Dot Parade DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Star Dies from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - E21, E23, E25
Mouth - R20, R22
Ball - C0, C1, C2, C5, C7, C9, Blender
Goalpost - C0, C1, C2
Yellow - Y11, Y15, Y19
Teal - BG05, BG07, BG09
Blue - B34, B37, B39

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 rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some amazing prizes to be won!
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Let's Taco About Your Birthday!

Good morning and welcome to a random in-the-middle-of-my-holiday post when I have more free time to actually craft! It's the Easter holidays here in the UK and being a teacher I get the whole 2 weeks and 1 day off, although I do have some school work to do, like planning and making lesson resources! But for this week I am actually having a holiday and am catching up on some of the fun (and not so fun) stuff that I want to get done, but never have the time or energy to do! First on the agenda - crafting and entering a few challenges that I never get round to doing!

So....here's a fun birthday card using the new Year Nine from Lawn Fawn with the taco stamp! I actually love tacos and we eat them all the time at home and often go to our local Mexican restaurant and have them there too.

I used some old retired Stampin' Up papers on this card, but kept with the red, green and yellow theme to represent the tomatoes and salsa, lettuce and guacamole and cheese that I love to smother over my minced beef tacos!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Year Nine from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Wild Wasabi (Retired), Whisper White, Hello Honey (Retired) & Junior Varsity DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Lucky Limeade (Retired), Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight & So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow & Apple Green Crystal Drops all from Nuvo, Random Flags Banner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Cocktails No.1 Dies 6002/0387 & Cocktails No.2 Dies 6002/0388 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used: 
Green - G03, G05
Brown - E44, E47
Yellow - Y13, Y19
Red - R46, R39
Cream - E81
Blue - FB2, B24
Taco Shells - Y21, Y23, Y26, E50, E51, E53, E55

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

Something Else on Saturday #5 Featuring Dark-Hunter Simi

Good morning and welcome to my latest Something Else on Saturday post. This week I have gone for something very different from my usual style I guess. I am a HUGE urban fantasy/paranormal romance reader - more UF than PNR to be honest, but I do dip in the romance sometimes! Anyway, one of my favourite series is a paranormal romance one - The Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This series all revolves around a group of Ancient Greek/Atlantean gods and the warriors, Dark-Hunters, who fight the daemons on Earth.

This character is my all-time fave. Simi is a Charonte demon and is the faithful companion of Acheron, the leader of the Dark-Hunters. She lives on him as a moving tattoo, but can come to life as and when Ash asks her to. She loves to eat everything and anything as long as she can cover it in barbecue sauce! The other images on the page all come from the books as well - Acheron's symbol is the sun with 3 lightning bolts and the Dark-Hunter's symbol from Artemis, who first created them, is the double bow. Sanctuary is a bar run by a family of were-bears and truly is a sanctuary for all.

The sentiment is one of my favourites from the books - it actually comes from A Dark-Hunter's Christmas, a short novella in the series, but is so true! I added lots of glitter glue all over as well to share Simi's love of all things diamonique as well! She buys lots of shinies from QVC!


Recipe:

Stamps: The Dark-Hunter Colouring Book, Sentiment - Computer Generated

Papers: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Pretty Red Classics Patterned Papers from The Works, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Crystal Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Red - R35, R37, R39
Black - C5, C7, C9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon with next week's Something Else post! 

Scrapper's Delights New Release - Warrior Elf Princess

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from Scrapper's Delights. This month I am using the gorgeous Warrior Elf Princess. I absolutely love this image and attempted to put her in the middle of a forest.

My background didn't quite come out as I envisioned as I did all the branches first and then added the leaves, but unfortunately the leaves had to sit behind the branches and it just didn't look right! I nearly scrapped the whole thing, but my boyfriend suggested adding some die cut leaves over the top! I actually used a small punch and now it looks so much better! Sometimes he does have some good ideas! LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: Warrior Elf Princess from Scrapper's Delights, Verity Rose Moonstruck from Crafter's Companion

Papers: Wild Wasabi (Retired), Always Artichoke (Retired) & Chocolate Chip (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Wild Wasabi (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Red Berry Crystal Drops from Nuvo, Leaf Punch from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E43, E44, E47
Dress & Boots - G21, G24, G28, G29, G14, G17
Headband - G03, G09, YR21, YR23
Staff - YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Trees - E30, E31, E34, E33, E35, E37, E39, E59
Bushes - G46, G82, G85, G94, G99
Sky - B01, B12, B14, B16
Grass - G14, G03, G07, G16, G19, G17, G29

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Scrapper's Delights Facebook group and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and here's a little peak at some of the other images available today!


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...