LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post For July

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101. This month I chose to use a digi which is definitely more me than anything else, especially during the summer holidays when I have more free time than usual! 

This is Bookworm, who I definitely am too! I have always been a reader ever since I could hold a book. I used to spend my pocket money buying a new book each week as a kid, belonged to a book club in school where you bought stamps each week to add up to buying a book, lived my teenage years with my nose in Tolkien and Terry Pratchett before discovering Dracula by Bram Stoker. That book triggered my love of all things supernatural and paranormal and now I tend to read Urban Fantasy books more than anything else. I am now on my 3rd Kindle (one died and one become too full!) and I have more books on there than I think I will ever manage to read in my lifetime (3000+) but if I don't read everyday, even if it's just for 15 minutes or so, I feel lost LOL

Anyway here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Bookworm from LeAnn's World 101, Bedtime Story from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Poppy Parade, Marina Mist (Retired) & Everyday Enchantment DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Poppy Parade from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Poppy Parade Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35
Eyes - 
Top & Shoes - Y21, Y23, Y26, G94
Trousers - G85, G94, G99, Y21, Y23, Y26
Wall - B91, B93, B95
Carpet - B95, B97, B99
Bookcase - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Drawers - E51, E53, E55, E74, E77
Rug - R56, R89, R59, G21, G24, G28, Y26, E21, E23, E25
Books - B41, B45, G43, G46, R14, R17, E50

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 Inspiration Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT this month and why not join in our monthly challenge as well. 

Scene It Sunday #8 Featuring Belly Rubs from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. This week I have used yet another of my mermaid images from Sweet November Stamps (I just love these images and all the different elements you can put together to make scenic images!).  This one is called Belly Rubs and I also used the reeds and lily pads from the Surfacing Background Builder Set.

The sentiment was created using letter stickers from the patterned paper pack I used. I love that the colours went perfectly with the rest of the card! 


Recipe:

Stamps: Belly Rubs and Surfacing Background Builder Set both from Sweet November Stamps

Papers: Melon Mambo & Granny Apple Green both from Stampin' Up, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Key Lime Jewel Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - RV21, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV69
Eyes - B24, B29
Mouth - RV32, RV34, Blender
Tail - YG01, YG11, YG13, YG05, YG07, YG09
Lilypads - G03, G05, G09, G07
Reeds - YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02
Grass - G17, G29, G14, G99, RV55
Water - B52, B14, B41, B91, B45
Otter - E40, E41, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79

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

Something Else on Saturday #66 featuring Purrfect Day by Heffy Doodle

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I went a bit mad on buying stamps this month and found this cute set from Heffy Doodle which I had never seen before. I love cats and our cat has a similar cat tree, so I know I will get lots of use out of this set! 

i would love to have a huge brood of cats, but I don't think our 10 year old cat would accept any others invading her territory, but once she goes, I will be having a huge collection! 


Recipe:

Stamps: Purrfect Day from Heffy Doodle

Papers: Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, Smoky Slate & Lovely Lilac Prints DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Copics Used:
Cat Tree - BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV13, BV17, E30
Floor - BV20, BV31, BV23, BV25
Wall - E40, E41, E42, E43
Grey Cat - T1, T2, T3, T4, T10
Ginger Cat - YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E79
Brown Cat - E13, E15, E17, E19, E79
Black Cat - C0, C5, C7, C9
Siamese Cat - E50, E51, E25, E27, E29, E79
Fish - T1, T3, T5
Ribbon - BV13, BV17
Food Bowl - V22, V25
Mouse - C00, C0, C1
Glasses - BG000, BG10
Milk - C00

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 Summer Challenge Anything Goes

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for this week's challenge from The Paper Shelter. It is our annual Summer challenge, which means it is an Anything Goes challenge. This challenge will last for 4 weeks to give the DT a summer break and it also means that we won't be commenting on your entries this time. 

For my card, I used the adorable The Incantation, which is a fairly new release. I love fairies and this one is just gorgeous and was a delight to colour too. I went for a pink and black combo - one of my faves and instead of colouring the background with Copics, I used my pearlescent chalks and I love the softer, shimmer they give to this image. You can't really see in the photo but I also added some sprakle to her wings and the spell smoke! 


Recipe:

Stamps: The Incantation from The Paper Shelter, Rosie Fairy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black & Pop of Pink DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Black Ribbon from Stash, Black Gems from Poundland, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - T5, T7, T9
Lips - RV32, RV34
Dress - RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Wings - RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02
Ring - RV63, RV66, RV69
Smoke - RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66

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 and why not join in challenge whilst you are there? As always there are some amazing prizes to be won! 

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Scene It Sunday #7 Featuring Hanging With My Gnomies from My Favorite Things

Happy Sunday everyone! For today's Scene It Sunday card, I thought I would use the cute Hanging With My Gnomies set from My Favorite Things. I didn't buy the matching dies (I never do really) as I prefer using my money for more stamps and I quite enjoy fussy cutting my images out, but boy were some of these flowers fiddly to cut! 


Stamps: Hanging With My Gnomies from My Favorite Things

Papers: Pacific Point, Soft Sky (Retired) & Always Artichoke (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Anita's, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Pacific Point from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Copics Used:
Skin for all - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Red and Yellow Gnome - 
Blue and Green Gnome - B23, B24, B28, B37, B39, G21, G24, G28, G29, C00, C0, C1, Y35, Y38
Girl Gnome - E50, E51, E53, E43, E97, E99, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BG53, BG45, BG57, V01, V05, V09
Green and Orange Gnome - E44, E47, E49, E57, E59, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, YR14, YR16, YR18
House - E23, E25, E27, E84, E87, E89, B63, B66, B69, RV63, RV55, RV66, RV69, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, RV91, RV93, RV95, YG63, YG67
Ladybirds - R35, R37
All leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Big Flowers - RV63, RV55, RV66, RV69, Y13, Y15, Y19
Small Flowers - BV11, BV13
Toadstools - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, E84, E87, E89
Worm - E17, E19

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

Something Else on Saturday #65 Featuring Boba Tea from Mama Elephant

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! It's the first Saturday of my 6 week summer holiday and I am so ready for the break from work! 

I bought this cute Boba Tea set when it was first released by Mama Elephant, stamped and coloured it as soon as I got it, but have only just got round to adding the coloured stamps to a card! We don't have the slimline sized card blanks here in the UK (not that I can find anyway), so I made my own and then added a Slimline Marquee Die from Whimsy Stamps over the top of the patterned paper. I also added some other papers in the window cut outs and as I had cut out lots of boba bubbles, I dotted them all over! I love how cute these little animals are! 

This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Boba Tea from Mama Elephant

Papers: Pool Party & Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Slimline Marquee die from Whimsy Stamps, Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Cat - W0, W1, W3, W5, W9
Dog - E50, E51, E53, E55, E59
Bunny - RV10, RV11, C00, C0
Monkey - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Yellow Boba - YR14, YR16, YR18, B63, B66, B69, Y04, Y06, Y08
Pink Boba - RV95, RV99, RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, BG32, BG34
Turquoise Boba - RV23, RV25, RV29, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, E50
Orange Boba - E44, E47, E49, E70, E71, YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04
Shading on all Cups - B0000, B000, B00
Other Boba Bubbles - BG11, BG13, Y32, Y35, V04, V06, V09, R17, R46, R81, R83, R85, B26, B28, G14, G17

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

The Paper Shelter Challenge #436 - Profession or Occupation

Good morning and Happy St Swithin's Day! I only know it's St Swithin's Day today because it is also my birthday, so Happy Birthday to me too! Apparently if it rains today, it will rain for the next 40 days, but if the sun shines instead, it will be sunny for the next 40 days! Come on sun! 

Anyway The Paper Shelter's new challenge starts today and this time we want to see your projects showing something or someone related to a profession or occupation! 

I went for something a little different for me and chose to use the Number One Hot Dog. Initially I just die cut the words "You're My" but it didn't look right, so I added the rest and I liked it much  better! 


Recipe:

Stamps: The Number One Hot Dog from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic Paper, Pretty Red Classics Patterned Papers from The Works, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Alphabet Dies from Creative Dies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E29
Eyes - E35, E37
Lips - R30, R20
Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y19
Red - R24, R27, R29
Soles of Shoes - C6, C8
Shading on Shoes & Shirt - C0
Hat - C00, C0
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B99
Box Trim & Strap - B02, B04, B06
Box - B000, B00, B01
Buns - E31, E33, E35
Hot Dog - E07, E09
Pot - C0, C2, C4

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 rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too? as always there are some fantastic prizes to be won! 
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Scene It Sunday #6 Featuring Fairy Set from The Paper Nest Dolls

Happy Sunday everyone! Boy how quickly this weekend has flown by! I managed to get into the hairdresser's yesterday and my 4 inch dark brown roots are blonde once more! The only downside to bleaching my hair is how quickly those darn roots grow LOL! 

This week's Scene It Sunday card uses this cute fairy digital stamp set from The Paper Nest Dolls. I loved putting all the different elements together to colour it up and I then added lots of glitter to everyone's wings for a touch of sparkle too! 

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Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Set from The Paper Nest Dolls, Fairy Happy from The Greeting Farm 

Papers: Bumblebee, Granny Apply Green & Sweet & sour DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

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

Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Dark Brown Haired Fairy - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20, V12, V15, V17, V0000, V000, V01, E71, E74, E77, E79, Y15, Y17
Blonde Haired Fairy - E00, E51, E21, E53, R30, R20, E50, E34, YR61, YR65, YR68, YR0000, YR000, YR00
Black Haired Fairy - E00, E11, E13, E25, R20, R22, T5, T7, T9, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV0000, RV000, RV10
Light Brown Haired Fairy - E00, E01, E02, E21, R30, R20, E13, E15, E18, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG000, BG10, BG11, R14, R17, C7, C9
Grass - YG01, YG03, YG05, YG06, YG07, YG09 & Random Polychromo Pencils
Clouds - C00, C0, C1, C3, Blender
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
Leaves on House - YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67
House - Y32, Y35, Y38, E55
Doorstep - W4, W6, W8
Door & Window Frames - E07, E09
Window Box - E15, E19, RV52, RV55, YG41, YG45
Inside Windows - Y11, Y21
Toadstool Tops - E40, E41, R24, R27, R29
Toadstool Stalks - E84, E87, E89
Heart Flowers - R32, R35, R37, R39, YG97, YG99, T10
Orange Flowers - YR15, YR16, YR18
Butterflies - W5, W7, RV02, RV04
Bee - Y13, Y15, Y18, BG10, BG11, C5, C7, C9

Phew! That's all from me for today's post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! 

Something Else on Saturday #64 Featuring Octavia Softsand and Cuddle from Sweet November Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome to today's Something Else on Saturday post! I am running a bit late today as I forgot to write this post out! 

Today's card uses one of Sweet November Stamps' mermaid images, along with a freebie sentiment from them as well. I loved this image - she a bit more unusual for a mermaid with her octopus tail, but the sentiment is so apt for her! 

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Recipe:

Stamps: Octavia Softsand and Cuddle & Own Kind of Beautiful both from Sweet November Stamps

Papers: Gorgeous Grape & Islnd Indigo (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Down By The Sea Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Purple Rain & Aquatic Mist Glitter Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG70, BG72, BG75
Hair - B63, B66, B69, B79
Lips - V93, V95
Tentacles - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Suckers - V25, FV2, V28, V99
Starfish Top - V04, V06, V09
Sea - B000, BG11, BG72, BG01, BG45, BG15, BG02, BG13, BG53
Cuddle - R02, R05, R08, R24, BG93, BG96

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


Scene It Sunday #5 Featuring Critters on the Savanna from Lawn Fawn

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday. I decided to use one of my unused Lawn Fawn stamp sets for this one (I have quite a few...okay lots...of unused stamp sets!) and was really pleased with how this background came out as I don't colour sunsets very often, so it was definitely a learning process for me! 

I am trying to add a few more generic themed cards, so not specifically male or female cards to my stash. My mother-in-law always gets her cards form me and she has something crazy like 16 male grandchildren and great-grandchildren, so I need to include a few more to my stash! I think this one fits the bill! 

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Recipe:

Stamps: Critters on the Savanna from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Granny Apple Green & Bumblebee both from Lawn Fawn, Autumn Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Copics Used:
Lion - E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, YR23, YR24, YR27
Rhino - C1, C3, C5, C7
Zebra - C0, C1, C5, C7, C9
Giraffe - E95, E97, E99, E07, E09
Birds - Y35, Y38, V04, V05, V06, V09
Rocks - W2, W4, W6
Sun - Y15, Y17, Y19, Y38
Sky - RV55, RV66, RV69, YR23, YR24, YR27, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y18, Y19
Trees - YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E57, E59
Grass - Y11, Y13, YG01, YG21, YG11, YG13, YG06, YG03, YG13, YG17, YG25

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

Something Else on Saturday #63 Featuring Cute As ABC from Clearly Besotted

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I'm sharing yet more of my new stamp sets with you all, this time As Cute As ABC Set 1 and Set 2 and As Cute As Can Be. I didn't think I would need another alphabet stamp set when I first saw these, but then I saw all the samples from the DT and knew I had to have them! 

I went for a bright, happy birthday card for this one, using one of my DL sized card blanks. I coloured the background with my distress oxide inks and then hand cut all the letters and images once I had coloured them in with my Copics. The card needed something else, so I added the black gems as they stood out brilliantly on that bright yellow and orange background! 

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Recipe:

Stamps: As Cute As ABC Set 1, Set 2 & As Cute As Can Be all from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Basic Black & Tangerine Tango (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Card Blank from Anita's

Inks: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks

Accessories: Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
H - R32, R35, R37, R39, E13, E15, E17
Orange A - YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18, Y21, Y23, Y26
Yellow P - Y11, Y15, Y19, Y17, E41, E42, E43
Green P - YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, E13, E15, E17
Green Y - G12, G14, G19, G17, E70, E71, E74
B - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, E70, E71, E74
D - B24, B26, B28, B29, E41, E42, E43
Purple A - V01, V04, V06, V09, YR14, YR16, Y21, Y23, Y26
Purple Y - BV01, BV11, BV13, BV17, E70, E71, E74
Exclamation Point - T5, T7, T9
Gift - RV14, RV17, RV19, Y32, Y35, Y38, E44, E47, E49
Cake - E31, E33, E35, R81, R83, R85, BG53, BG45, V12, V15, Y15, YR23, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09

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

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #28 Anything Goes

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from LeAnn's World 101. as always our challenge is an anything goes challenge and whilst you do not have to use an image from LeAnn's World 101, we do love to see them and you can enter as many times as you like if you use one! 

I used the gorgeous Katie for my card and made her into a good luck card for one of my good friends who is job hunting at the minute. Fingers crossed the next one she applies for she gets! 


Recipe:

Stamps: Katie from LeAnn's World 101, Cheering For You from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Real Red, Coastal Cabana & Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Curly Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Simply Creative

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - E25, E27, E29
Tongue - R20, E04
Aqua - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Necklace - BG02
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39

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?! 

The Paper Shelter Challenge #434 Use A Sentiment

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to include a sentiment on your card or project. Although you don't have to use a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter, we do love to see you using them and the prize is increased if the winner has used one too. 

For my card this week, I used the adorable Having A Good Time image - I love this little gnome, relaxing in his garden enjoying the sunshine! My mother-in-law asked me for a boy's birthday card the other day and I realised I hardly ever make any so I am now on a mission to include more male themed cards, so you may be seeing more of them in my blog posts now! 



Recipe:

Stamps: Having A Good Time from The Paper Shelter, Drink Up The Sunshine from My Favorite Things

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi (Retired) & Chocolate Chip (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, A Hint of A Hoot Raspberry & A Hint of A Hoot Teal Patterned Papers both from Paper Boutique, Pure Frozen Patterned Papers from The Works, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Accessories: Sunflower Dies 6002/0452 from Joy Crafts, Blue Lagoon Glitter drops & Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops both from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Bear, Hair & Eyebrows - W1, W3, W5
Shorts - Y15, Y18, E27, E29, B02, B04, B06
Belt - E25, E27, E29, Y23, Y26, Y28
Top - E13, Y13, Y15, Y18
Hat & Sandals - G02, G03, G05, G07
Patch - Y15, B02, B04
Sunflower - E13, Y13, Y15, Y18, E25, E27, E29
Straw - Y21, E31, E33
Cushion - B32, B34, B37, B39
Furniture - E33, E35, E37
Cherries - R29, R56, R89, R59, E47, E49, G94, G99
Plate & Bowl - Y32, Y35, Y38
Trim on Bowl - G02, G03, B01, B02
Grass - G14, G16, G17, G19

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon. don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter blog and check out all the other fantastic creations from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?! 


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...