A Week of Hallowe'en - Thursday & Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Destiny Graveyard Vamp

Good morning and Happy Hallowe'en! Welcome to my DT inspiration post for Faery Ink! I know Amanda just loves Hallowe'en, probably more than me, but I just had to make a Hallowe'en decoration using the gorgeous Destiny Graveyard Vamp. Isn't she just a sexy vamp?!

I used my fabulous Spiderweb Punch Around the Page set to make the frame and had to add oozes of blood dripping down different sections!

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You can read more about this project over on the Faery Ink blog

A Week of Hallowe'en - Wednesday & The Paper Shelter Challenge #404 Make It Square

Good morning and welcome to another of my Hallowe'en posts! Today I am combining it with my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter, which is to make a square project. Easy right?! Until I forgot the square and used the giant spiderweb to make a card base! Luckily I remembered in time and stuck it to the square card base!

I used the adorable Cute Witch and added some die cut bats and a spider to add to the spiderweb.


Recipe:

Stamps: Cute Witch from The Paper Shelter, Witchy Newton from Newton's Nook

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, 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: Woven With Love Doily Dies from The Paper Boutique, Bats Dies from X-Cut, Die-Namics Spooky Scene Dies from MFT, Spiderweb Dies from Yvonne Creations, Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops, Ribbon from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - G12, G14, G16, G17
Eyes - YG41, YG45
Lips - V15, V17
Hat, Boots & Corset - C5, C&, C9
Dress & Bow - V04, V05, V06, V09
Dress & Hat Trims - YR04, YR07, YR09
Wand - E57, E59, Y15
Cauldron - YG00, YG01, YG03, T5, T7, T9

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 projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there? As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!
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A Week of Hallowe'en - Tuesday

Good morning and welcome to another of my Hallowe'en post for this week. Today I'm sharing a card using a few of my new sets from Clearly Besotted - Halloween Plushies, Halloween Gift (which was a freebie set with the new release bundle) and Picture It Halloween.

I will add that my copics went really horrible on the grass on this card and try as I might they just would not blend. I have tried everything to fix this set of colours and always forget they are awful to use until I get halfway through the colouring. To be honest, I think I need to chuck them away and buy new ones as I have cleaned and cleaned them, changed the nibs and they are still sticky. There must be something wrong inside I think!


Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Plushies, Halloween Gift & Picture It Halloween all from Clearly Besotted

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

Inks: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink Pen, White Pencil Crayon, White Gel Pen

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

Copics Used:
Path - E35, E71, E74, E57, E79, E49
Gravestones - W2, W4, W6
Moon - C00, C0, C1
House - V25, V28, N1, N3, N5, N9, Y15, YR12, YR15
Sky - B12, B24, B14, B16, B18, B37, B39
Grass - G94, G99, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Bat - W2, W5, W7, W9
Cauldron - T5, T7, T9, YG01, YG03, YG05,
Witch - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, Y38, V15, V17, V09, G03, G05, G07, C4, C6, C8
Broom - E57, E59, E13, E15, E18
Pumpkin - E15, E18, YR15, YR04, YR07, YR09
Apple - R32, R35, R37, R89, E17
Ghost - C00, C0, C1, C2, Blender
Frankenstein's Monster - G20, G21, G24, BV11, Bv13, BV17, BV23, BV25, BV29, T7, T9, RV66, RV69
Candy Corn - YR04, YR07, Y15, Y19

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


A Week of Hallowe'en - Monday

Good Morning and welcome to today's Hallowe'en post! I absolutely love Hallowe'en and making Hallowe'en cards and other crafty items - just wish my friends loved it as much as me! They just don't seem to get why I love it so much 😁👻💀👿

Anyway today's card uses the cute Going Batty stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. I went for a CAS tall card this time, not my usual style I know, but I wanted to have a play with my Distress Oxides and get a sunset look to the sky. Think it came out really nicely, but I need a darker purple at the bottom and didn't want to mix my Stampin' Up inks with them in case it went all wrong! Different types of inks and all that!

I tried to give the card the feel that all the bats were racing down to the pumpkins and the baby bat was the winner! They are just adorable bats, though aren't they?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Going Batty from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Always Artichoke (Retired) & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Anita's, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Ripened Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade & Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks all from Tim Holtz, Copic Markers

Accessories: Grassy Hillside Border Dies from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Bats - W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, 100, R20
Candle - YG01, YG05, YG07, YR16, Y13
Pumpkins - E15, E18, G05, G07, YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR61, YR65, YG21, YG25

And that's all for today's Hallowe'en post - thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again for another one tomorrow!

A Week of Hallowe'en - Sunday

I realised today that I have made loads of Hallowe'en cards recently and not yet shared them, so I thought I would do a week (or thereabouts) of Hallowe'en. I don't quite have enough to do a 12 Days of Hallowe'en like other companies are doing at the minute, but 6 Days of Hallowe'en doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it?

Anyway onto today's card....This uses an adorable set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps that I just had to have from last year's release and then never got round to using! I had to use them this year though! I made a simple box card and added lots of die cuts for my vampires! I also had a go at cutting out a coffin and after a few adjustments, I think it came out ok.


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Recipe:

Stamps: Spooky Suckers from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie Real Red & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Acetate Sheet

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Make A Card #8 Dies from C.C.Designs, Skinny Mini Halloween Borders Dies from Taylored Expressions, Happy Halloween Die from Impression Obsession, Tombstones Dies from la-La Land Crafts, Bats Dies from X-Cut, Sequins from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, C5, R30
Eyes - 100, YG11, YG13, YG17
Boy's Hair & Cape - C5, C7, C9
Boy's Waistcoat & Trousers - G21, G24, G28, G29
Boy's Short - C0, C2
Boy's Red - R35, R37
Girl's Hair - V04, V05, V06, V09
Girl's Bow & Jacket - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09
Girl's Dress & Pantaloon trim - G14, G16, G17, G19
Pantaloons, Gloves & Trims - V12, V15, V17
Girl's Cape, Shoes & Bat - C5, C7, C9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again for another Hallowe'en project tomorrow!

Something Else on Saturday #32 Featuring Halloween Kitties from Pretty Grafik

Good morning and huge apologies that this post is late. I thought I had scheduled it to go live on time, but it was still sat in draft mode when I checked this evening, but here it is anyway!

I am using these cute Hallowe'en Kitties from Pretty Grafik, an Etsy store I found while searching for Hallowe'en images. They have loads of different cute digi stamp sets, I bought a few, but this is my first card using them.

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Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #504 Tic Tac Toe - I used the left column of orange, enamel dots (I don't have any in black so use Crystal Drops to make some!) and Patterned Paper. I also used the sketch of the month too for my layout.

Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Kitties from Pretty Grafik, Picture It Halloween from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, 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: Ebony Black Crystal Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
All Cats
Inner Ears - R20, R30
Buckle - YR21, YR23, YR24
Nose - C7, C9

Standing Cat
Fur - N0, N1, N3, N5, N9
Hat - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, C5, C7, C9

Laying Cat
Fur - T3, T5, T7, T9
Hat - YG05, YG07, YG09, C5, C7, C9, V12, V15, V17

Sitting Cat 
Fur - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Hat - V12, V15, V17, V09
Hat Band - 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! 

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Gabbie 50s Girl

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT inspiration post for Faery Ink. This week I decided to do something a bit different from all the Hallowe'en cards I have been making recently and chose to use the adorable Gabbie 50s Girl. I so should have been born in the 1950s as I just love all these gorgeous skirts and dresses and have now built up a bit of a collection of my own!

As a huge fan of Grease as well, I just had to make her into a Pink Lady and the sentiment/quote is taken from the Pink Ladies Pledge as well.


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

Something Else on Saturday #31 Featuring Hippo Hallowe'en from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I am using another of the gorgeous Hallowe'en stamp sets from Clearly Besotted and combined it with my Lawn Fawn Build-A-House and Reveal Wheel dies!

I tired to make it look like the witch hippo is throwing candy corn to the other two hippos but think I should have added more candy corns now I look at it!



Recipe:

Stamps: Hippo Halloween from Clearly Besotted, Tiny Halloween from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Garden Green & Spooky Night DSP all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card form Make It Crafty
Inks: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Garden Green & Midnight Muse (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Build-A-House Dies, Build-A-House Halloween Add On Dies, Reveal Wheel Dies, Reveal Wheel Build-A-house Add On Dies, Happy Halloween line Border Dies & Grassy Hillside Borders Dies all from Lawn Fawn, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - C0, BV20, BV23, BV25
Cape - R35, R37, R39, T5, T7, T9
Bandages - E40, E41, Blender
Hat - V04, V06, V09, Y23, Y26, Y28, YG05, YG07
Broom - E47, E49, E33, E35, E37, Y26
Candy Corn - Y15, Y19, YR04, YR07
Candy Buckets - YR04, YR07, YR09
Eyes in Window - R39, BG45, YG09
Cat - W1, W3
Window Lights - Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38

And that's all from me for today folks! I'm on my half term holiday next week, so you might see a few more Hallowe'en projects next week! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon!



The Paper Shelter Challenge #402 Up, Up and Away!

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is all about thing that fly - fairies, butterflies, aeroplanes, birds, bats and so on - take your pick!

I chose to use the gorgeous There's A Fairy In My Tea digital stamp and went for an Autumn colour combo using up some old patterned papers that I've had for years! I used chalks to colour the background so give a softer, more vintage look and then added a few drops of Crystal Drops as I just love using these!



Recipe:

Stamps: There's A Fairy In My Tea from The Paper Shelter, Happy Everything from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Wild Wasbi (Retired), Always Artichoke (Retired) & Spice Cake DSP (Retired), Copic Xpress It Blending Card

Inks: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc

Accessories: Leaves Die 6003/0001 from Joy Crafts, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops from Nuvo, Ribbon from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E07, E08, E09, E18
Eyes - YG63, YG67
Lips - R56, R59
Dress - Y23, Y26, Y28, YR23, YR24, YR27
Wings/Leaves - YG00, G20, G21, G24, G28
Spoon - C1, C3, C5
Butterfly - YR15, YR16, YR18, E25, E27, E29
Cup - E40, E41, E42
Acorns - E71, E74, E77
Leaves on Cup - G94, G99
Toadstools - R27, R29, E42, E43, E44, Blender
Gold Trims on Cup - YR21, YR23, YR24
Brown Trims on Cup - E15, E17, E19
Ladybird - R35, R37, C9
Floor - YG61, YG63

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 projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! as always there some amazing prizes to be won!

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Something Else on Saturday #30 Featuring Whoo To You from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to my 30th Something Else on Saturday post! This week I am sharing the adorably cute Whoo To You owl stamps from Clearly Besotted. I used lots of my Hallowe'en dies to create this scene to make it look like the owls were off trick or treating (or tweeting as they say!)

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Recipe:

Stamps: Whoo To You from Clearly Besotted

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

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy & Midnight Muse (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Black Copicliner Pen, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Halloween Hill Die from Impression Obsession, Die-Namics Spooky Scene Dies from MFT

Copics Used:
Feathers - E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - Y15, Y17, Y19, E15
Beaks & Feet - YR15, YR16
Pumpkin - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, E13, E15, E18
Witch's Hat - Y21, Y23, Y26, V12, V15, V17, C5, C7, C9
Broom - E33, E35, E37, E39
Bandages - T1, T2, Blender

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 DT Special Deals for October

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for this month's DT Specials deals from Scrapper's Delights. These deals are an amazing way to see a range of different images from the Scrapper's Delights store at amazing prices too.

I chose to use the adorable Helpful Elf and went for a Christmas card for a change from all the Hallowe'en cards I am making at the minute. I kept this card fairly flat so I have a few ready for posting out during the Christmas season. I always colour elves in red and green, so hunted for some patterned papers and I think I have finally used up this pack of old papers from years ago!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Helpful Elf from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White & Merry Moments DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Happy Holidays Stocking Die 6002/0534 from Joy Crafts, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Holiday Bottom Word Edgers Dies from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Eyes - G43, G46
Red Top & Tights - R35, R37, R89
Green Boots, Hat & Tights - G14, G16, G19, G17
Buckle - YR21, YR23, YR24
Belt - C5, C7
Holly - G24, G28, R56, R59
Sack - E31, E33, E35, E37
Presents - Y15, Y18, Y35, YR21, YR23, YR24, G03, G05, G07, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, R14, R17, R46, R24, R27, R29
Trims - C1
Floor - W0, W1, W2, W4
Wall - W5, G0000, G000, G00, G02

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!

Something Else on Saturday #29 Featuring Garden Mice from Newton's Nook

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I saw a card a while ago using this adorable stamp set, so added it to my birthday wish list and my lovely boyfriend bought it for me (even though he hates buying me craft stuff for some reason!).

I wanted to create a cute garden scene using all of the different mice images, but stamped the mouse and butterfly too high off the toadstool, so had to cut them all out and I think they still look cute without a Copic coloured background.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Garden Mice from Newton's Nook

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Ryman Bright White Coated Card, Card Blank from stash

Inks: Granny Apple Green from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Reveal Wheel Circle Add-On Dies & Grassy Hillside Border Dies both from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Mice - W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, R20, R30
Leaves & Stems - G03, G05, G07, G09
Tulip - RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19
Toadstool - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R35, R37, R39
Yellow Flower - Y32, Y35, Y38, E13, E15, E18
Butterfly - V91, V93, V95, BG53, BG45, BG49, T5, T7, T9
Small Pink Flowers - RV32, RV34, C6, C8
Small Purple Flowers - V12, V15, E77, E79
Small Orange Flowers - YR12, YR15, E23, E25

And that's all from me for this week's Something Else on Saturday post. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you'll visit again soon!

Scrapper's Delight VIP Chibi New Release

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from Scrapper's Delights. This month the new releases are all  gorgeous and I am sharing one of the new Zodiac images again - this time Scorpio. She reminded me a lot of a sci-fi movie/tv show character, so I kind of went for a starry theme!

I attempted to do a striped, blended sort of background to the image as she was sitting on some space rocks and then added a star with the Scorpio symbol over the frame. I then added the qualities labels round the edge separately as I did the banner. Everything is covered with a fine layer of Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir as well, which gives a little shimmer to everything, but I'm not sure that picked up in the photos.



Recipe:

Stamps: VIP Chibi Scorpio from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Retro Fresh DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Back to Basics II Patterned Papers from Dovecraft

Inks: Copic Markers, Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Caribbean Ocean, Crushed Grape & Rhubarb Crumble Crystal Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Eyes - B14, B16, B18
Hairband - RV06, RV09
Outfit - RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66, B12, B14,. B16, C0, C1
Boots - C0, C1, C2, C4
Rock - W0, W1, W3, W5
Background & Labels - BG11, BG13, BG15, V20, V22, V25
Frame - RV04, RV06, RV09
Banner & Symbol - RV00, RV02, RV04
Star - C1, C2, C3

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

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The Paper Shelter Challenge #400 Celebrate

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge has hit the #400 mark so we are having a celebration! We hope you will join in sharing your own celebration projects!

I used the adorable Happy Birthday digital stamp and coloured her up in lots of bright colours using my Copic markers. I added lots of dots and squiggles in the background for some confetti as well.



Recipe:

Stamps: Happy Birthday from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Sweet Taffy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Xpress It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Dandelion Yellow, Caribbean Ocean & Carnation Pink Crystal Drops all from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57
Lips & Mouth - R20, R22
Dress - RV14, Rv17, RV19, Y32, Y35, Y38, BG32, BG34, BG09
Birthday Crown - Y13, Y15, Y18, R35, R37, B02, B04, B06
Red Ribbon - R32, R35, R37, R39
Yellow Present - Y13, Y15, Y19, B05
Turquoise Present - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, V04, V05, V06
Green Present - G03, G05, G09, YR15, YR16, YR18
Pink Present - RV21, RV23, RV25, N1, N3, N5
Yellow Balloon - Y02, Y04, Y06, Y08
Teal Balloon - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Pink Balloon - RV02, RV04, RV06, RV08
Ground - N0, N1, N3
Confetti - R27, Y18, G14, B04, YR14, R85, V05

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 projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! as always there 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...