Something Else on Saturday #19 Featuring More End of Year Cards

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. Today I have a couple more end of school year cards to share with you that I made for the other two teachers in my year group.

This first one was for Ellie and she just loved this card using Rosie and Bernie in Hawaii. I also used the flowers from my Newton's Nook Aloha set that I shared last week and my beloved Palm Tree Dies. I wish I had bought the palm tree stamp to go with this image though as the size of these dies isn't quite right for the stamp.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Rose & Bernie in Hawaii & Summer Sentiment Set both from Stamping Bella, Aloha from Newton's Nook

Papers: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Chocolate Chip (Retired), Tranquil Tide (Retired), Soft Suede, Brights DSP & Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Claire Fontaine DCP

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Palm Tree Dies from Lawn Fawn, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Dress - BG53, BG45, BG57, RV23, RV25, RV29
Leis - Y15, Y17, YR15, YR16, V04, V06
Sunglasses - YG21, YG23, YG25, C5, C7, C9
Coconut Drink - E55, E57, E59, YG01, Y35, Y38, YG05, BG13, BG15
Bernie's Muzzle - RV000, RV00
Bernie's Fur - BV0000, BV31, BV23, Blender
Bernie's Mane - BG72, BG75
Bernie's Horn - YR20, YR21
Bernie's Drink - BG01, BG02, BG05, RV17, RV19, YR04, YR07
Flower in Bernie's Mane - RV23, RV25, RV29
Sand - Y21, Y23, Y26
Sea - BG53, BG45, BG57
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02, B04

And my next card was for Tom, so another simple male card and very similar to the card I made for Andy! I used the fun Pool Time Miller from Simple By Stamps. This is a really old digi stamp, so may not be available in the store anymore. I bought it years ago in a huge bundle!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Pool Time Miller from Simply B Stamps, Summer Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip (Retired) & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Bashful Blue (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Accessories: Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E74, E77, E79
Armband - YR14, YR15, YR16
Shorts - R24, R27, R29, B24, B26, B28, Y13, Y15, Y17
Pool - Y13, Y15, B24, B26, B28, B29, Y21, Y23, Y26, E23, E25, E27, E29, G24, G28, T1, T3, T5, B00, BG01, BG02
Water - B91, B93, B95
Grass - YG61, YG07, YG17, YG45

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

Scrapper's Delights New Release Anime Leo

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from Scrapper's Delights. This month is of course time for Zodiac Leo to make her appearance and this month's image is just gorgeous!

Following my style for these Zodiac cards, I printed the image with the symbols and stars around the edge and added the qualities word labels as well as the date banner and name banner to the top and bottom of the card. I really like this yellow and kraft coloured combo and might use it again, but with a different image.


Recipe:

Stamps: Anime VIP Leo from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Eyes - Y26, Y28, E23
Main Fur - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Tail & Cuffs - E50, E51, E53, E55
Boots, Collar & Small Trim - E95, E97, E99
Symbols - E13, E15
Stars & Yellow Labels- Y04, Y06, Y08
 Sand Labels - Y21, Y23, Y26

Here are all the gorgeous images being released this month. To get your copy of this Anime VIP Leo dig stamp, you need to buy the bundle to get it FREE! 

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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 Inspiration blog and Facebook Group and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT for this month's new releases!

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the latest challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week it is our annual Summer Break Challenge, which lasts for 3 weeks, but to give the DT a bit of a summer break, there will be no commenting on the entries for this challenge. The prizes remain the same though, so if you enter you could still win some fantastic prizes!

I used the adorable Teamwork for a thank you card. I thought the sentiment worked really well with this image as well. I love the colour combo as well, not one I would usually use but the green really pops against the black, don't you think?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Teamwork from The Paper Shelter, Thanks All Ways from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wild Wasabi (Retired), Basic Black, Night & Day DSP (Retired) & Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

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

Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
White Fur - C00, C0, C1, Blender
Black Fur - C5, C7, C9
Eye - E55, E57
Pink - R20, R30
Tree - E44, E47, E49
Bamboo - G14, G16, G19
Grass - G02, G03, G05, G07
Sky - B0000, B000, B41, B12, B14

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 whole of the DT this time and why not join in the fun while you are there too?! 

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Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Heart of the Sea Mermaid

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for Faery Ink. I used the gorgeous Heart of The Sea Mermaid for this one and kept it fairly simple for a change.

I used my waves stencil and various Distress Oxide Inks to make the waves background and then fussy cut my mermaid to add to the top. A few drops of Crystal and Glitter Drops and a pre-printed sentiment finished it all off nicely.


I was undecided about what to do with her hair so did a multi-coloured combo in similar colours to her top, tail and fins and love this effect. Not sure if you can see, but I also added some Clear Sparkle pen to the heart and her tail for a touch of glitter. 

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For all the details on my card, head on over to my post on the Faery Ink blog.

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and do pop on over to the Faery Ink Facebook Group and share all your fabulous Faery Ink creations there with us. We love to see them!

Something Else on Saturday #18 Featuring Newton's Nook Aloha

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. As a teacher, I like to give cards to my team teachers and teaching assistants and thought I would share some of them here with you for this week's post. It's a long one though!

I used the fun Aloha stamp set from Newton's Nook for both of these cards - this is such a fun tropical themed stamp set that I bought not too long ago!

This first card was for Andy, my team leader, so a fairly simple card for a man! I think this sentiment is fabulous for end of year teacher cards as Mondays are always hard! (Like with anyone I guess who has the weekend off work!)

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Recipe:

Stamps: Aloha from Newton's Nook, Summer Sentiments Set from Stamping Bella

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip (Retired) & Subtles DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Buttons from The Works

Copics Used:
Cat - E31, E33, E35, E37, E79, R20, R30
Tree Trunks - E15, E19, E18
Coconuts - E25, E27
Leaves - YG05, YG07, YG09
Hammock - YR04, YR07, YR09
Sand - Y15, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Sea - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02
Drink - E87, E89, BG45, BG49, Y06, Y08, BV13, BV17


My next card was for Kat, my lovely teaching assistant, who loves cats! I created a beach scene with lots of die cuts and added some of the flowers from the same stamp set and the palm trees from Sending You Sunshine by Sunny Studio.

This card is for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Beast - My favourite animal is a cat. They can be hilarious to watch when playing and so soft and cuddly when curled up asleep. Stroking a cat just makes everything feel better!  
Recipe:

Stamps: Aloha from Newton's Nook

Papers: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (Retired), Hello Honey (Retired), Tempting Turquoise (Retired), Subtles DSP (Retired) & Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Beach Sign Die from Cut & Make, Stitched Wave Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn, Head In The clouds Dies from Die'Sire

Copics Used:
Brown Cat - E30, E31, E34, E33, E37, R20, R30
Ukulele - R02, R05, C4
Yellow Flowers - Y15, Y19
Blue Flowers - B12, B14
Black Cat - C4, C6, C8, R20, R30, 100
Pink Flowers - RV52, RV55, RV17, RV69
Orange Flowers - YR12, YR15, YR16, YR27
Purple Flowers - V15, V17
Yellow Flowers - Y04, Y35, Y38
Dark Leaves - G94, G99
Mid Leaves - G03, G05, G07
Bright Leaves - YG01, YG05, YG07, YG09
Palm Tree Leaves & Flower Leaves - YG05, YG07, YG09
Palm Tree Trunks - E17, E19
Drink - E87, E89, BG45, BG49, Y06, Y08, BV13, BV17
Big Pink Flowers - RV04, RV06, RV09, RV69, Y13
Big Purple Flowers - V01, V04, V06, V09, YR14

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

The Paper Shelter Challenge #392 Summer Spirit

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Summer Spirit, so we would love to see your summer inspired cards and projects. I used the gorgeous Refreshing Time for my card this week for one of my work colleagues.

Being a teacher, I always give thank you cards to those in my team at the end of the school year, so this was a great opportunity to use this gorgeous summer digital image!

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Recipe

Stamps: Refreshing Time from The Paper Shelter, Summer Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella

Papers: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Chocolate Chip (Retired), Tranquil Tide (Retired), Sweet Taffy DSP (Retired) & Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Palm Tree Dies from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Lips - RV32, RV34
Dress - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Glasses & Belt - RV14, RV17, RV19
Buckle - Y23, Y26, Y28
Hat - YR20, YR23, YR24, YR27
Sunglasses - YG11, YG13, YG17, C5, C7, C9
Flowers - V12, V15, V17, Y13, Y19
Flip Flops - Y15, Y17, Y19, RV21, RV23, RV25
Fan - YR12, YR15, YR16
Drink - Y00, Y02, Y04
Sky - BG000, B00, BG01, BG02, BG05
Frame - E31, E33, E35

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous creations from the DT and why not join in the fun while you are there too?! As always, there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

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Beautiful Bride

I have gotten so behind in sharing my cards on here and on my Facebook page! No excuse really other than work has been really busy with it being the end of year - loads more paperwork at the end of the school year - and my laptop power pack blew up, literally with sparks all over, so it was out of action for a few days until I could get a new one delivered. I tell you these are not cheap - almost £100 for one from Dell! Luckily the other one was only 2 months old, so I will get a refund on that one.

Anyway here is a card I made for the Cute As A Button June Progressive Challenge (yep it's that late!), but I never got round to posting it in time for the challenge. My TA is getting married this summer (and is leaving as her husband to be has got a new job in Reading), so I made her this huge card for everyone to sign. It certainly was a labour of love and with the box, it took me 5 hours in total! So much trial and error for the size of the card and box, but it did come out pretty in the end!


And here's the lid - a lot plainer than the actual card, but I had run out of steam by the time I got to this part! 

This card is for
Aud Sentiments Challenge #231 Bingo & A Sentiment (I used Pattern Paper - Digi Stamp - Favourite Colour)

Recipe

Stamps: Bride of Christ from Cute As A Button, Compact Sentiments from Waltzing Mouse Stamps (Retired)

Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White & Subtles DSP all from Stampin' Up, Mrs & Mrs Patterned Papers from Lily of the Valley, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Glimmer Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon & Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Open Heart With Butterflies Dies 6002/0381 from Joy Craft, Beloved Hearts & Loveland Dies both from Memory Box, Doily Hearts from Dovecraft, Alphabet Dies from First Edition, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Crafteezee

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Eyes - E55, E57
Lips - RV11, RV13, RV14
Dress - C00, C0, C1, Blender
Waistband - RV10, R81, R83
Pink Flowers - R81, R83, R85
Yellow Flowers - Y21, Y23, Y26
Leaves - G14, G17

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 #18 Featuring Wryn's Glasses from Tiddly Inks

Good morning and welcome to my post for this week's Something Else on Saturday feature! I am really enjoying doing these posts at the minute as I am using loads of different stamps, both rubber and digi, that I haven't used before! A great way to make sure I do actually use them!

This week I went a bit nautical and coloured Wryn's Glasses form Tiddly Inks in a blue and white sailor dress. I used my Seashore patterned papers and sentiment stamps, but I just couldn't find any embellishments at all in my stash. Nautical is not a theme I usually do, so I doubt I have any anywhere anyway!


Recipe:

Stamps: Wryn's Glasses from Tiddly Inks, Seashore from Joy Crafts

Papers: Marina Mist (Retired) & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Seashore Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon & Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Flowers from The Works & Craft Box, Double Denim Crystal Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Blue Dress - B21, B23, B26, B28
White Dress - C00, C0, Bows - B26, B28, B29
Glasses - B21, B23

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

Faery Ink inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Faery Ink for today. This time I have used the gorgeous Dance of the Butterflies from the Pretty Girls with Wings and Things Vol 2 Colouring Book. I have a thing at the minute for orange, which is so not like me at all, but I love this combo of orange and black together.


To read more about this card, head on over to my Faery Ink Blog post here. 

Something Else on Saturday #17 Featuring Priscilla from LeAnn's World 101

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday! Today I have used the adorable Priscilla from LeAnn's world 101 which I chose as part of my winning prize for a challenge blog ages ago. I always feel guilty if I don't use the images I have won and this one has been coloured up for ages, so I thought it was time to put her on a card, an all pink one too! I haven't done an all pink card for ages!


Recipe:

Stamps: Priscilla from LeAnn's World 101, Sentiment stamp from magazine freebie set

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Strawberry Slush (Both Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Victorian Roses Patterned Papers from Craft Sensation, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon & Whisper White Ribbon (Both Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Greek Island Collection Rhodes Dies from Creative Expressions, You Make My World Turn Doily Die Set from The Paper Boutique, Pink 3D Enamel Effects from Dovecrafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55, E57
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Mid Pink - R81, R83, R85
Dark Pink - RV23, RV25, RV29
Scallop Trim - RV000, RV00

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

Scrapper's Delights New Release Chibi Graffiti Bill

Good evening and welcome to my post for the new releases from Scrapper's Delights. I am using the fun Graffiti Bill and the wall background. I added the Happy Birthday sentiment to the wall, so it would look like he had just sprayed it!

As it is quite a large image, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple and just added a touch of ribbon in the corner as I didn't have any dark blue baker's twine, which would have worked better I think.



Recipe:

Stamps: Chibi Graffiti Bill & Graffiti Wall 1 both from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Pacific Point, Basic Gray & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Spica At You Pen

Accessories: Pacific Point Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B02, B04, B06, C5, C7, C9
Eyes - B00, B02, B04
Jeans - W5, W7, W9
T-Shirt - YG06, G03, G05, G07
Trainers - C2, C3, B14, B16, YG05, YG07
Sentiment & Can - R24, R27, R29
Can top - C2, C4
Face Mask - YG06, C7, C9
Bricks - E95, E97, E99
Grout - W00, W2
Wall - W2, W3, W4, W5
Ground - W4, W6, W8

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 new releases this month!


The Paper Shelter Challenge #390 Digital Image

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter this week. Our challenge, this time, is for you to use a digital image and with so many gorgeous ones to choose from it in the store, why not treat yourself to a couple of new ones!

Today I have used the adorable Wearing Spring, but I think she is wearing a gorgeous summer dress, so perfect for this time of the year.


Recipe:

Stamps: Wearing Spring from The Paper Shelter, Scrolling Script from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Highland Heather, Pool Party & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Promises Patterned Papers from Nitwit Collections @ Lili of the Valley, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Highland Heather from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (Retired?) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Craft Box, Crushed Grape Crystal Drops & Aquatic Mist Glitter Drops both from Nuvo, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E40, E42, E43, E44
Eyeshadow - BG10, BG11, BG13
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Leaves - BG93, BG96
Pink - RV32, RV34
Yellow - Y11, Y15
Purple - V12, V15
Shoe Soles - E47, E49

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 for this week's challenge and why not join in the fun while you are there?! As always there are some amazing prizes to be won!

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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...