Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Hallowe'en Tomte Gnome

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Faery Ink! I have been a bit MIA recently - getting back into work caused my mojo to go AWOL for a while and then we had the lovely(!) Ofsted inspectors in as well, which is always stressful and a busy time! But I am now back! Hopefully with a vengeance too!

Anyway here is today's card using this fabulous image from the Hallowe'en Tomte Gnome Bundle.

This card is for


You can find all the details for this card over on the Faery Ink blog

Something Else on Saturday #28 Featuring Jukebox and Milkshake from Moonlight Whispers

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! I think my mojo has finally returned after disappearing for the last month or so and hopefully you will be seeing a few more posts throughout the week as well!

Today is my aunt's 50th birthday party so I made this card for her as it is her to a T! This stamp is Jukebox and Milkshake from Moonlight Whispers - I just love Annie Rodrigue's images ever since I discovered them through Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps years ago! So glad she is now selling them as digis as you cannot buy KKS stamps over here in the UK really at all anymore 😢

Anyway here she is...I tried to do a checkered floor but my angles are way off and it looks like she's sloping down, but never mind! My aunt won't notice I'm sure! Definitely a technique to practise though!

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Jukebox and Milkshake from Moonlight Whispers

Papers: Basic Black, Brights DSP (Retired) & Regals DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card blank from stash, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Black Glitter Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Atrraction Upper Case & Lower Case Dies from Tonic Studios, Alphabet Dies from Creative Dies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67, 100
Eyeshadow - W3, W4, W5
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Turquoise Flower - BG01, BG05, BG07
Pink & Yellow Flower - RV14, RV17, Y15, Y19
Black - C5, C7, C9
Teal on Dress - BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09
Milkshake - RV10, RV11, RV13, BG70, BG72, Y35, R27, R29, E50, E51, E53
Jukebox - YR21, YR23, YR24, BG01, B04, B05, B06, R24, R27, R29, C5, C7, C9, B000, B00, B01
Floor - W0, W1, W5, W7, W9
Skirting Board - E30, E31, E33
Wall - RV00, RV10, RV11, RV21, RV23

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

Ghostly Greetings!

Good morning! Today I have another Hallowe'en card for you - there might be many more to come as well as I just love Hallowe'en so end up making heaps of Hallowe'en cards, whether I use them or not!

Today's card is my first one using my new set from Lawn Fawn - Halloween Houses.I attempted to make a small village in the hills scene with a few children trick or treating, but probably should have added a few more now I look back at it - might do that later!

This card is for
Southern Girls Challenge Tic Tac Toe (I went for Die Cut - Stamp - Blue)
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Style (I love layered cards and at the minute creating scenes either through colouring or using dies is my fave thing to do!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Houses from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White & Halloween Night DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans & Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Grassy Hillside Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Grey Houses - C1, C3, C7, C9, Y08, Y38, YR04, BV13, BV17
Brown Houses - E13, E15, E18, E97, E99, E19, G82, G85, Y11, Y19
Blue & Grey House - W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, B37, B39, Y13, YR15, YR18, R56, R59, E55, E57
Ghosts - B00, Blender
Pumpkins on Doorsteps - YR04, YR07, YG45
Pumpkin Trio - E19, YG95, YG97, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR27
Gravestones - YG13, YG17, C4, C6
Trick or Treaters - E21, E11, YR04, YR07, Y15, Y19, C0, C100, V06, V09, YG21, YG23, C7, C9, YR15, YR16, B00, Blender, YG05, YG07
Trees - E25, E27, E29

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again tomorrow for my new Something Else on Saturday post.

Whimsy Stamps Penguin Spook Nite

Good morning and welcome to my post for today. I am sharing a Hallowe'en scene I have coloured and created which will be added to my Hallowe'en decorations for this year. We always decorate our front room with various Hallowe'en things we have bought or that I have made every year along with our collection of carved pumpkins that we go out and pick!

I completed the August Colouring Class from My Creative Scoop with Mindy Baxter using the Penguin Spook Nite digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps and then added it to a  punched out base and added lots of patterned papers and dies! I did add a flap to the back so I can stand up, so really it is a huge card, but not one for sending or giving out! It measures 8.5 inches square!

This Hallowe'en scene is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Spook Nite from Whimsy Stamps, Totally Witchin' from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Wild wasabi (Retired), Chocolate Chip (Retired), Smoky Slate, Whisper White & Spooky Night DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Spiderweb Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Pumpkin Jack O'Lantern Dies from Impression Obsession, Bats Dies from X-Cut, Clouds Dies from Papertrey Ink, Spiderweb Corner Die, Ghosts Dies & Flying Witch Dies all from eBay, Die-Namics Spooky Scene Dies from MFT

Copics Used: Not sure If I am allowed to share the colours here as it was a private, paid for class, but lots of Es, Ns, Vs, YRs, Ys

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 #27 Featuring Edna loves Chocolate from Stamping Bella

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! Today, I am sharing a fun card I made using one of the stamps that my boyfriend bought me for my birthday back in July. I love these Edna fairy stamps from Stamping Bella and I love my chocolate (although being on a diet at the moment means I haven't had a proper bar for weeks now!), so this stamp just called my name!

i used one of my Dutch Doobadoo card art templates for the card shape and got a bit carried away with my Nuvo Crystal Drops, but I love them! can't have enough of them! LOL

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Edna Loves Chocolate from Stamping Bella

Papers: Pink Pirouette (Retired) & Chocolate Chip (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Neenah Classic Crest Card, Craft Collection Pastels Patterned Papers from Papermania

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) & Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Lace from stash, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Bubblegum Blush, Dark Walnut & Caramel Cream Crystal Drops all from Nuvo, Shape Art Label 2 Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Dress, Hearts & Lips - R81, R83, R85
Roses & Inner Wings - RV10, R81, R83
Outer Wings - E40, E41, E42
Trims & Dots on Dress - E43, E44
Leaves - G14, G17
Pillow - E40, E41, E42, E43
Box - R83, R85, R89
Ribbon - RV21, RV23, RV25
Chocolates - E25, E27, E29, E55, E57, E71, E74, E77
Floor - E50, E51, E53, Blender

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

Faery Ink Inspiration Post Tomte Gnome Halloween Vamp

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Faery Ink today. It will soon be Hallowe'en as if you have been a follower of mine for a while, you will know that I love all things Hallowe'en! Amanda recently released a whole collection of Autumn and Hallowe'en Tomte Gnomes and I couldn't wait to use one of them!

Here is my Hallowe'en Vampire - isn't he just fang-tastic!

This card is also for


You can read more about this card on my post over on the Faery Ink blog!

Something else on Saturday #26 Featuring Princess and Apple from Paper Nest Dolls

Good morning and Happy Saturday! It's the end of my first week back at school after my 6 week summer holidays and boy am I shattered! I always am the first few weeks as I try to get back into the early morning routine again! Loving being back to teaching again though!

Anyway...this week's Something Else is a quick bookmark I made for school for our class reader (which is Terry's Deary's The Phantom of the Nile as the Ancient Egyptians are our first topic). I used the adorable Princess and Apple from the Paper Nest Dolls as I thought the Snow White was perfect for school!

This bookmark is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Princess and Apple from Paper Nest Dolls, All Booked Up from Papertrey Ink

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

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired), Black Gingham Ribbon (Retired) & Old Olive Twill Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine & Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set both from Martha Stewart, Ebony Black Crystal Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B18, B39, C5, C7, C9
Top - B34, B37, B39
Sleeve - B12, B14, B16, R35, R37, R39, Y32, Y35, Y38
Bow - R35, R37, R39
Skirt - Y11, Y32, Y35, Y38, E15
Apple - R32, R35, R37, R39, E15, E18, G14, G16, G19
Shoes - Y21, Y23, Y26
Collar - B000

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

Scrapper's Delights Special Deals

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for this month's Special Deals from Scrapper's Delights. I decided to go for a Hallowe'en theme this month and chose to use the adorable Halloween Sachi for my card!

This image was lots of fun to colour, all except for the sky - my Copics just didn't want to blend at all well. Not sure if it was the heat or they were just being difficult for difficulty's sake! It doesn't look too bad though, I hope!

I pulled out some old Hallowe'en papers as well and have never used this cat paper before, but I thought it would work well on this card with Sachi's Hallowe'en costume!

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Sachi from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & spooky Night DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Molotov White Paint Pen

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E07, E08, E09, E15
Eyes - G14, G17, C10
Nose - 100
Ears & Tail - C5, C7, C9
Inner Ears - R30, R20, R22
Dress - V12, V15, V17, V09
Bows & Trims - YR15, YR16, YR18
Socks - C5, C&, C9, G03, G07, G09
Pumpkin - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, E15
Pumpkin Leaves - G12, G14, G19, G17
Candy Bucket - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, C5
Candy - YR04, YR07, Y13, Y17
Moon - C00, C0, C1
Ground - E30, E31, E33, E35
Lantern - T1, T3, T5
Candle - BV13, BV17, BV08, Y35, Y38
Sky - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Grass - G07, G24, G09, G85, G99, G29, G19
Small Leaves - YG03, YG05, YG07, YR23, YR24, YR27, Y32, Y35, Y38, E13, E15, E18

Phew! 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 to see all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT.

Something Else on Saturday #25 Featuring James with Butterflies from Lili of the Valley

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday blog post. I am slowly trying to make my way through my pile of stamps that I have already coloured and this one, James with Butterflies from Lili of the Valley, has been in my folder for absolutely ages. I remember colouring him up for one of the 30 Day Colouring Challenges last year and have never got round to using him, so here he is at long last!

I used some of my old Stampin' Up papers on this one, ones I have almost a full pack of as I never really use the colour combo in them. However, they did work well with this image!


Recipe:

Stamps: James with Butterflies & Sentiment Tags both from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke (Retired), Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & Best Year Ever DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Very Vanilla Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Antique Linen Distress Stickles, Cherish Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Butterfly 2 Pcs Dies 6002/0390 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Fur - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Inner Ears - R20, R21
Flowers - R20, R21, R22
Butterflies - YR20, YR21, YR23, 100
Clouds - C00, C0, C1, C2
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B91
Grass - R22, G82, G24, G46, G85, G99

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

Scrapper's Delights New Release/VIP Deal Chibi VIP Libra

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from Scrapper's Delights this month. I am sharing the gorgeous Chibi VIP Libra digital stamp today using many of the different images in the set.

I chose these colours at random and love the green and lavender purple combo! I did keep the card fairly simple in terms of layers (I do love my layers), but as there are so many added elements, I didn't think it needed them so much this time.


Recipe:

Stamps: Libra from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, Wild Wasabi (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Craft & You, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Crushed Grape Crystal Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Eyes - G14, G17
Mouth - R20, R22
Dress - BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Roses - BV11, BV13, BV17
Leaves - G21, G24, G28
Baskets - BV000, BV00, BV02, E41, E42, E43, G20, G21, G24
Stars - BV20, BV23, BV25
Banner - BV0000, BV000, BV00
Green Labels - G40, G43, G46
Purple Labels - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
Background - G0000, G000, G00, G12

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 check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT for this month's first new releases.

The Paper Shelter Challenge #396 Dress It Up

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for this week's challenge from The Paper Shelter. Our challenge this time is for you to dress up your your image or project in some way.

As Hallowe'en is on its way, I thought I would use the fabulous Halloween Selfie as the girls are all dressed up in costume ready for Hallowe'en. I also added a haunted house die from Lawn Fawn to make it look as if the girls were going trick or treating.


Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Selfie from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Soft Suede & Spooky Night DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Happy Halloween Line Border Die, Build-A-House Dies, build-A-House Halloween Add-On Dies all from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Purple Hair - V04, V17, V09
Black Hair - T5, T7, T9
Green Eyes - YG63, YG67
Blue Eyes - B24, B28
Purple Lips - V95, V99
Purple Dress & Hat Band - V04, V06, V09
Boots, Hat & Belt - C5, C7, C9
Gloves & Green Stripes on Tights - YG03, YG07, YG17
Bags & Orange Stripes on Tights - YR04, YR07, YR09
Pumpkin Eyes & Mouths - C7, C9
Phone - T5, T7, T9
Gold - Y23, Y26
Blue Jewellery - B04, B06
Shorts - B14, B16, B18
Gold Shoes - Y23, Y26, Y28, B79
Toe Nail Polish - B05
Bandages - W1

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 fantastic creations from the rest of the DT for this week's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?

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...