Faery Ink Inspiration Post Featuring Winter Comfort Arielle

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post for Faery Ink. I have used another cute image for this card, which you can get from Faery Ink's Patreon Subscription. I thought you would be fabulous for a rest and relax type of card after all the chaos that the Christmas season usually brings!


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

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post Featuring Katy

Good morning everyone! Today I am sharing with you all my inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101 using the adorable Katy. As I fussy cut her out, I decided to add a curve of stars as if she was waving her magic wand. I love all that curly hair, but boy was it tricky to cut!


Recipe:

Stamps: Katy from LeAnn's World 101, Everyday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Silver Glimmer Paper, Cottage Wall DSP (Retired), Pocketful of Posies DSP (Retired) & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Perfect Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Silver Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Stars Dies & Reindeer Flying Dies all from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V91, V93, V95, V99
Eyes - B14, B16, B18
Dress - V01, V04, V06, V09
Bow & Shoes - T2, T4

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not join in the monthly challenge at the challenge blog too?!


Something Else on Saturday #40 Featuring Merry & Bright Tomte Gnome from Faery Ink

Good evening and welcome to today's Something Else on Saturday post! I hope you all had a great Christmas or a Happy Holiday for those of you who celebrate. We had a very chilled, relaxed, but stuffed full of gorgeous food, Christmas. Back to the diet in the New Year!

Anyway on to my card for today, which is also my Faery Ink inspiration post as well. I love the Christmas Tomte Gnomes that Amanda released a little while back, so I just had to use another one to make another Christmas card, even though the day has been and gone! I actually didn't have enough cards this year and was saved a little by finding a drawer with a handful in left over from last year! I say every year that I will make a couple every month, but I never do, but I think I will have to try harder this year!

And in all his glory, is my cutie Merry and Bright Gnome... I just love these patterned papers that I bought and am so glad I bought 2 packs, so I'll have some for next year's cards too.

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Merry and Bright Tomte Gnome from the 2019 Christmas Tomte Gnome Bundle from Faery Ink

Papers: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White & Let It Snow Patterned Papers all from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Poundland, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Precious Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Silver Glitterations from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Beard - T0, T1
Red - R35, R37, R39
Aqua - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Tree - YG63, YG67
Hot Chocolate - E40, E41, E42, E44, E47, E49
Blanket - BG0000, BG000, FBG2
Banner - BG70, BG72, Blender
White Stripes on Hat - C0

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink blog and the Faery Ink Facebook Group and check out all the other projects from the DT and other Faery Ink fans. Why not share yours there too?!

Something Else on Saturday #39 Featuring Marci With Snowman from La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! I'm still making Christmas cards like mad and now have delivered most of them! Just the close family ones to take round now and then I "think" I'm all done! I actually printed and stamped so many Christmas sets this set, that I probably have enough already for next year. I won't say that I won't buy any more Christmas or Winter themed stamps, but I probably shouldn't!

Anyway I did a fairly quick and simple card using the adorable Marci with Snowman and my favourite new winter combo of red and aqua!


Recipe:

Stamps: Marci with Snowman from La-La Land Crafts, Snow Buddies from My Favorite Things

Papers: Real Red, Coastal Cabana & Let It Snow DSP all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, White Fluffy Stuff from Woodware, Aspen Snowflake Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Lips - R20, R22
Aqua - BG13, BG15, BG18
Red - R24, R27, R29
Snowman's Nose - YR04, YR07
Snowman - BG000

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

The Paper Shelter Christmas Break Challenge Anything Goes

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Paper Shelter's final challenge of 2019! It's incredible how fast this past year has gone by! Did you all enjoy our birthday blog hop for the last challenge as well? Keep an eye out for the winners' announcements coming very soon!

Anyway, onto my card for this challenge. It's an Anything Goes challenge, always a very popular one, and I decided to squeeze in another Christmas card for my stash! This adorable image is Gingerbread House and I just love the cute gingerbread man decorating his own house. We have tried many times to make a gingerbread house from one of those kits you can buy, but it never works. The icing just doesn't stick anything together and it all just collapses! I think I'll just stick with colouring them instead!


Recipe:

Stamps: Gingerbread House from The Paper Shelter, Yummy Christmas from Stampin' Up

Papers: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Gingerbread - E31, E33, E35, E37
Frosting - R000, R00, R01
Red - R35, R37, R39
Green - G14, G19, G17
Black - C7, C9
Door Knob - Y15, Y19

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 for this final challenge of the year 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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Christmas Tree Delivery Day

Good Morning and welcome to another Christmas card post from me! Today our Christmas tree is being delivered (we have a real one every year as my BF doesn't like fake ones) and instead of going round a tree market to pick one, we have ordered one online.

This card is my idea of going to the tree market we used to go round, but the trees there were not as good as they used to be, which is why we now order from another company online. In a way I'm glad as it always took ages for my boyfriend to choose the "right" tree and was always freezing cold! But if we went to a tree market with this cute bear, I might change my mind about spending ages walking round them all LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: Cocoa Stand from Avery Elle

Papers: Pool Party & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Anita's, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Early Espresso from Stampin' Up, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans & Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks all from Tim Holtz, Memento Tuxedo Black, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Stitched Hillside Border Dies from Lawn Fawn

Copics Used:
Bear - W00, W0, W1, Blender, R20, W9
Scarf - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Stand & Tree Trunks - E23, E25, E27
Aqua Pots, Present, Bauble & Bow - BG53, BG45, BG57
Red Pots, Present, Bauble & Bows - R24, R27, R29
Mug - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, R27, R81, R83
Stars - Y32, Y35, Y38
Lights - Y11, Y15, Y19
Top of Lights & Baubles - C4
Trees & Garland - BG93, BG96, BG99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Time to put up the decorations! Hope to see you all again soon! 

Something Else on Saturday #38 Featuring Yeti or Not from Lawn Fawn

Good evening! Completely forgot to write this post for this morning, but I just remembered! I went on a bit of a Christmas/Winter stamps shopping spree last month and have loads of new sets to share with you all. This one is such a cute set and not something I would normally go for to be honest, but having seen heaps of cute cards using it, I just had to have it.

I made a slider card to have my yeti snowboarding down and snowy hills and added lots of shimmery pen to the snow, which unfortunately doesn't show up too well in the photo.

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Yeti or Not from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Pool Party, Purple Posy, Whisper White & Smoky Slate all from Stampin' Up, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafters Companion, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Stitched Mountain Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn, Die-Namics Hit The Slopes Dies from MFT

Copics Used:
Face & Hands - BG10, BG11, BG13
Fur - BV20, BV31, BV23
Horns - BV34, BV04
Visor - T2, T4, T6, BG05, BG07
Snowboard - BG53, BG57, BV13, BV17
Snow Cone - BG15, BG18, BG70
Present - BV02, BV04, BG32, BG34
Trees - E77, E79, BG93, BG96, BG99
Baubles - BV01, BG02

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

Scrapper's Delights VIP December Deals

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for this month's VIP deals from Scrapper's Delights. I decided to take a break from Christmas card making for this card (even though I still have heaps to make, write and post out!). I think I was getting overloaded with all the Christmas stamps I have been using recently!

Anyway I used the gorgeous mermaid from the Mermaid 1 Bundle and made a pretty orange and teal coloured card. I couldn't decide if the crown on her head was hair or something else, but I loved the idea of making it a fancy headdress, so went with the bright orange!

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Mermaid Bundle 1 from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Pretty Peacock & By The Shore DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon from Craft Box, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG72, BG75, BG78
Eyes - BG05, BG07, BG09
Eyebrows - E79
Lips - RV32, RV34
Crown - YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18
Headband and Bracelets - Y32, Y35, Y38
Tail - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49, YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07
Scarf - YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR01

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 DT!

Something Else on Saturday #37 Featuring A Penguin On A Reindeer On a Polar Bear from Stamping Bella

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! I was hunting for a new Stamping Bella winter/Christmas stamp and when I saw the name of this one, I just had to have it - such a fabulous name for a stamp! And such a cute one too!

I am still using some of my old patterned papers from Stamping Up and have almost finished one of these packs now (it has taken me about 5 years to get through it as I keep buying new ones each year!).

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: A Penguin On A Reindeer On A Polar Bear from Stamping Bella, Santa Baby from Clearly Besotted

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

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Tree - G82, G85, G94, G99
Star - Y11, Y15, Y18
Baubles - Y21, Y23, Y26, R17, R46
Hats - R17, R46, R39
Bear - C0, C1, Blender, C7, C9
Reindeer - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Penguin - YR15, YR16, C5, C7, C9
Sky - B01, B02, B04, B05, B06
Snow - B0000, B000

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 VIP Chibi Deals

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from Scrapper's Delights this month. Janice has released some fabulous winter and Christmas themed images this month and if you purchase the special deal bundle, then you will receive this month's exclusive zodiac image and accessories pack for free!

Capricorn is the Zodiac sign for this month and this gorgeous merman was fun to colour!


Recipe:

Stamps: Chibi Capricorn from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Soft Sky (Retired), Night of Navy & By The Shore DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E15, E17, E19, E18
Eyes - B91, B93, B95
Tail - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 
Trident - T2, T4
Horns - E30, E31, E33
Sea - B0000, B000, B01, B41, B52
Frame - B95, B97, B99
Orange Labels - YR01, YR02, YR04
Blue Labels - B0000, B000, B01

Don't forget to pop on over to the Scrapper's Delights store and check out this month's special VIP deal!

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That's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget also to pop on over to the Scrapper's Delights Facebook group and Inspiration Blog for more fabulous projects from the DT!

The Paper Shelter 9th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 9th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is always popular! If you have landed here from Patsy's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you won't want to miss out on this one! 

Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website Each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commentor a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

And here's my card using the adorable Santa Selfie. I just had to use him for this bloghop to celebrate the fun of Christmas.



Recipe:

Stamps: Santa Selfie from The Paper Shelter, Yummy Christmas from Stampin' Up

Papers:
Real Red, Early Espresso & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Fluffy Stuff from Woodware

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Red - R35, R37, R39
Beard & Moustache - C00, C1
Belt, Boots & Gloves - C5, C7, C9
Buckle - Y21, Y23, Y26
Phone - C0, C2, C4
Rudolph - E30, E31, E34, E33, E35, E39, E37
Ground - E70, E71, E74

From here you will need to hop on over to Natascha's blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digi's available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop! Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #21 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my first official challenge as part of the LeAnn's World 101 Design Team. Our challenge this month is an Anything Goes challenge which is always a popular one.

I used the gorgeous Christmas Girl With Tree for my card to add another Christmas card to my ever increasing pile. I seem to keep adding people to my Christmas card list, so need more and more! I think I may run out of time before I get them all made though!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Girl With Tree from LeAnn's World 101, Yummy Christmas from Stampin' Up

Papers: Real Red & Garden Green both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from stash (can't remember their name!), Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Ribbon from Stash, Gems from Poundland, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Eyes -  G43, G46
Shorts & Bow - G03, G05, G07
Hat, Dress & Boots - R32, R35, R37, R39
Tree - G85, G94, G99, R35, R37, Y15, Y19, B16, B18, E44, E47
Ground - W1, W2, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the LeAnn's World 101 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?!

LeAnn's World Black Friday Sale!

LeAnn's World 101 are having a fantastic Black Friday Sale! Go check it out! 


Happy December!

Good morning! I can't quite believe it is already December! 17 more days at work until we break up for the Christmas holidays. 24 more days to get ready for Christmas! Are you ready?! I know I'm not yet!

Anyway on to today's card. I used the fabulous Thanks A Latte stamp set from Lawn Fawn to make a wintery feel, yet warm and yummy card! I think this set is such a cute one, despite the fact that I don't drink hot drinks at all really, just the occasional hot chocolate if I'm really cold!

I love this combo of red, aqua and white for Christmas cards and now I have bought some new patterned papers in this combo, I will be making lots more! And I finally found my Big Shot platform so I can emboss cards again with my embossing folders - I have the magnetic plate for my dies so never use the original platform and after a hunt the other weekend, I found it tucked behind my set of drawers which hold random crafting stuff!

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Thanks A Latte & Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments both from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights DSP (Retired) & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Card Blank from Stash

Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, memento Tuxedo Black, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Red - R24, R27, R29
Light Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13
Dark Aqua - BG45, BG57, BG49
Hot Chocolate - E55, E57, E59
Meringues - E50, E51, Blender
Pink Marshmallows - RV10, RV11

And that's all from me for this post folks! Hope to see you all again soon! 

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...