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Happy Easter from Shelly and Nibbles

Good morning and welcome to today's post. I was lucky enough to win some fabulous digis from Sweet November Stamps this month - their last release, which I am sad about as I have only recently discovered these cuties from Amy Young and fast became an avid follower of both Amy and the Sweet November stamps. Using Amy's colour along video that she did on Facebook a few weeks back, I created this cute scene using 2 of the digis that I won. Now I'm by no means a drawer at all, but I think this turned out pretty good! The tree was totally inspired by Amy as was the river which I decided to add in at the last minute, hence why it's not very big at all! I do think my tree's branches are a bit too long, and I went for the stippling technique to do the leaves rather than curls like Amy did, but I do like it! I added the sentiment with my new alphabet dies from Mama Elephant, but as an after thought, should have done Hoppy Easter instead of Happy! This project is for

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101 today! I hope you are all keeping safe with this virus pandemic and have a bit more time for crafting too! My card today uses the adorable My Home image, which I combined with some old retired papers from Stampin' Up for a bright, summery look! I'm in desperate need of some warm summer sun, but don't think that's on the horizon just yet! Recipe: Stamps: My Home from LeAnn's World 101, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Perfect Plum (Retired) & Summer Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc., Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Old Olive Twill Ribbon (Retired) form Stampin' Up, Glitter Flower Stickers from The Range, Butterfly Punch from X-Cut Copics Used: Skin

The Paper Shelter Challenge #420 Flowers of spring

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Flowers of Spring, so we want to see lots of pretty flowers on your card, whether as an image or as embellishments or even on patterned papers. I used the gorgeous Tulips   for my card, which I think are the perfect flowers for spring, along with daffodils of course. Unfortunately I didn't have any yellow tulips paper flowers to add to my card, so I used my flowers from PetalLu instead. After printing and colouring her, I fussy cut round her to add to a yellow dotted background, which I much prefer to a white one! Recipe: Stamps: Tulips from The Paper Shelter, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: So Saffron, Balmy Blue, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) & Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories

Something Else on Saturday #52 Featuring A Bug Deal from Lawn Fawn

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I got some of the new Lawn Fawn sets this month and this one with all these cute little bugs just reminded me so much of A Bug's Life, which is one of my favourite Disney movies, so had to grab it! I attempted to make a more masculine birthday card this time, as they are ones I rarely have in my stash and these bugs work so well for it. This card is for Allsorts Challenge Week 564 Anything in the Animal Kingdom Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #73 Birthday Creative Fingers Challenge #182 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #498 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 11 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 12 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: A Bug Deal from Lawn Fawn Papers: Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede & To The Nines DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Mossy Meadow from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, C

Faery Ink Inspiration Post Spring Moon Lahla

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for the new release from Faery Ink . This gorgeous image is called Spring Moon Lahla - isn't she just gorgeous?! I went for a blue and silver colour combo on this one, but coloured her before looking for patterned papers and I am seriously lacking in anything silver or dark blue! Need to fix that! This card is also for Crafty Friends Challenge #131 Ladies A Gem of A Challenge Anything Goes Di's Digi Challenge Embellish It Awesome The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge Anything Goes Pattie's Creations Challenge #168 Anything Goes You can read more about this card over on the Faery Ink blog and whilst you're there check out all the other new releases from this month so far! 

Something Else on Saturday #51 Featuring Sweet Plushies from Clearly Besotted

Good Saturday morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I cannot believe we are in March already - where has the past two months gone to?! I had a long list of things to do during my half term holiday the other week and got hardly any of them done and today's card shares a stamp set that is one of the reasons why. I stamped up lots of my new goodies and coloured them all, rather than ticking off things (boring things, mind you!) off my to do list. Today's card uses the adorable Sweet Plushies from Clearly Besotted's February release - aren't they just adorable?! I made a grid style card, but this time cut out the rectangles and layered them on top of the paper rather then trying to get them all lined up to make a frame! I went for lots of bright colours with this one as well. Recipe: Stamps: Sweet Plushies from Clearly Besotted Papers: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla * Polka Dot Parade DSP (Retired) all from Stampin&

The Paper Shelter Challenge #418 Circle It

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week our challenge is called Circle It, so we want to see lots of circles on your project! I used the gorgeous Little Flower Lady for my card, using my Grand Nestabilities to make a circular card base and then added another layer using a different circle die, followed by a circular sentiment frame. I made this into a Mother's Day card as it is Mother's Day here in the UK at the end of March. Recipe: Stamps: Little Flower Lady from The Paper Shelter, Pretty Peonies from Papertrey Ink Papers: So Saffron, Rococo Rose & So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from The Works, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Rococo Rose from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Grand Decorative Circles Nestabilities & Circles Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Double Scallop Doily Die & Happy Sayings Die

Did Someone Say Cake?

Good morning and welcome to today's post! I thought I would share with you all a little card I made at the weekend for the Inky Paws Challenge using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps. I love these cute kitties and when I saw the new challenge was to use polka dots, I just had to join in as dots are my fave pattern. I have heaps of clothes, bags, hair accessories and shoes with dots on and they are always my favourite patterned papers to use in my card making too! I used strips of dotty papers to make the background look a bit like the cake from the stamp with the scalloped edging. Love how bright and colourful this card is! This card is for  Inky Paws Challenge #118 Pretty Polka Dots Creatalicious Challenge #182 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #186 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #127 For The Girls The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge Birthday Recipe: Stamps: Newton Loves cake from Newton Nook Designs Papers: Melon Mambo, Bermuda

Stampers Delights Anime Fairy New Release

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from Stampers Delights. Tonight I am sharing the gorgeous Anime Fairy image.

Something Else on Saturday #50 Featuring Mochi Donut Girl by Stamping Bella

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! I indulged in a bit of crafty spending this month and this gorgeous girl with her yummy donuts just jumped into my basket! Having been on a diet for several months now, that's definitely how I would be eyeing up a plate full of yumminess like this! I coloured her with my Copics and then hunted for some papers to match. These ones from Papermania are a few years old now, but I love the funky patterns on them and the colours went fairly well with those I had used. This card is for Stamping Bella Facebook March Challenge Creative Knockouts Challenge #340 Lots of Layers  Aud Sentiments Challenge #246 Feminine & A Sentiment Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Something Feminine Use Your Stuff Challenge #393 Use your Favourite Embellishment (Ribbons and Pearls) Dream Valley Challenge #220 For Girls Only Recipe: Stamps: Mochi Donut Girl from Stamping Bella, Donut Treats from Mama Elephant

Stampers Delights Chibi Fairy New Release

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new release from Stampers Delights. This adorable fairy is the new Chibi Fairy. As I printed her quite large so I could get all the details in the flowers, I kept the rest of my card fairly simple. The patterned papers I used are actually from a Christmas paper pack, but I think these particular sheets can be used for any occasion! And I love red and aqua together too! This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #81 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #496 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 9 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 10 Anything Goes Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #168 Anything Goes Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #466 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Chibi Fairy from Stampers Delights Papers: Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade & Let It Snow DSP all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers, Crystal Clear

You Are Toadally Awesome

Good morning and welcome to today's post. I am "toadally" in love with Hello Bluebird Stamps at the minute and only have a few sets, so will be using them loads and loads over the next few weeks. I've been getting them from Menny's Bastelshop in Germany, but they have run out of all the sets on my wish list at the minute, so I am hoping they will be back in stock soon! Today's card uses the cute set Garden Friends, which consists of birds and frogs mostly, so I made a tall DL sized card with one of the frogs sitting on his toadstool by the pond! Lots of fussy cutting out here as I find it easy to plan my cards that way than stamping and making lots of mistakes with masking (which I suck at!). This card is for Through The Purple Haze Challenge #165 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #624 Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Paper Funday Challenge #15 Anything Goes Cra

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #24 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from LeAnn's World 101 . This month, as always, our challenge is an Anything Goes one and you can choose to enter using any image you like up to three times. However, if you choose to use an image from the LeAnn's World 101 store , then you can enter as many times you as like. I used the fun Airel for my card this month and made a pretty birthday card with my new big happy birthday die! Recipe: Stamps: Airel from LeAnn's World 101 Papers: Blushing Bride & Pool Party both from Stampin' Up, Spring Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Big Happy Birthday Die from Mama Elephant, Diamond Stickles Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77 Skirt - G20, G21, G24, G28 Belt & Top - BG000, BG01, BG02 Headphones, Heart & Boo

Pinata Party with Lawn Fawn

Good evening everyone! Thought I would just quickly pop in and share a card I made today using some of my new and unused Lawn Fawn goodies! When I saw the newly released Really High Five I knew I wanted to use it with my Year Seven (the pinata) stamp to make it look like the animals were jumping up to catch the candy from the pinata! I think I got that idea! I used Year Seven for the pinata, candy, confetti and sentiment, Butterfly Kisses for the fox and Really High Five for the mouse, bear and balloons!. I also added some sequins amongst the confetti so I could enter the Lawn Fawnatics challenge this time! This card is for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #71 Bring It Back (Sequins) Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #3 Anything Goes The Sketchy Challenges #161 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #127 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #131 Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge #130 Animals Recipe: Stamps: Year Seven, Butterfly Kisses & Really H