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Scene it Sunday #13 Featuring Caveman Summer BBQ from Cute As A Button

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post! I keep forgetting to enter the Cute As A Button Facebook challenges, so made an effort to do mine this month using this cute caveman! He looked a bit lost though, so I thought I would colour a scene around him and even though it's not perfect, I think it came out pretty good! Especially for someone who cannot draw to save their life!  The sentiment came from the Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones Collection and fitted with this image brilliantly!  Recipe: Stamps: Caveman Summer BBQ from Cute As A Button Stamps, Sticks and Bones from Polkadoodles Papers: Cinnamon Cider & Cajun Craze both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Making Cards Magazine, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Button from The Works, Twine from Martha Stewart Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair & Eyebrows - E57, E59 Eyes - E57 Lips - Outfit - YR14, YR15, YR1

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post featuring Thianna's Fan

Good morning and welcome to my DT Inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101 . This month I chose to use the gorgeous Thianna's Fan and went for one of my fave colour combos - hot pink, black and white. I went for a very girly layout as well and pulled out some of my old dies that have been gathering dust for this one. I used to use them all the time and then kind of went off them for a while, but they do look oh so pretty!  This card is for A Gem of A Craft Challenge Week 18 Anything Goes Di's Digi Design Challenge For The Girls Cutie Pie Challenge #150 Hip To Be Square As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way To Add Ribbon (I like to add bows in various places and to wrap the ribbon around a section of patterned paper) Recipe: Stamps: Thianna's Fan from LeAnn's World 101, Birthday Bash Sentiments from Papertrey Ink 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 M

Something Else on Saturday #71 & Faery Ink Inspiration Post Featuring Autumn Rosie the Yo-Yo Vamp

Good morning and welcome to a double up post from me for today. I am sharing the new release from Faery Ink, but as it's coming out today on the same day as two of my other posts should be, I thought I would use this one for my Something Else on Saturday post as well. This gorgeous image is Autumn Rose the Yo-Yo Vamp and I asked Amanda if she would mind me adding some other digi stamps to her to create a scene and she was fine with it. I just love how it all came out, but boy did it take a while to colour!  This card is for Gem of A Craft Challenge Week 18 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #8 Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Autumn Rosie the Yo-Yo Vamp from Faery Ink, Full Moon and Spooky Tree Digi Stamps from Sweet November, Pumpkin Rio Fence Digi Stamp from Simply B Stamps, Pumpkin Digi Stamp from ? (No Name for this one!), Spooky Street from Newton's Nook Designs Papers: Perfect Plum (Retired), Basic Black

Boo, Boo, Booyah!

Good evening everyone! I had a monster of a crafting day today and ended up making six cards altogether with loads of the images I keep colouring and putting away in my storage wallet! This stamp set was one of my new ones from this month's purchases and I knew just what I wanted to make for the Lawn Fawnatics current challenge. I made a DL sized card and inked up the main background with my distress oxide inks before splattering water over it and then added a few more white paint dots too. The alphabet dies are quite large but perfect this sized card!  This card is for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #83 Make The Sentiment The Star Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 34 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 35 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #649 Inky Creative Knockouts Challenge #365 Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Booyah from Lawn Fawn Papers: Basic Black & Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP (Retired) both from Stampin'

The Paper Shelter Challenge #438 With A Number

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . We are back from our summer break, so we hope you will all join us in our new challenge, which is to use a number on your card or project. I have cheated a little on this one as I don't generally make birthday cards with numbers on unless they are for someone specific and then the card is made for their likes and tastes and sadly I have none coming up for a few years yet! Instead, I used a HB2U stamp to go with my Cool Skater image . This card is for Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Sweet Stampers Challenge #47 Outdoor Fun Digi Choosday Challenge Week 34 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #127 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Cool Skater from The Paper Shelter, Boy Basics: Game On & Boy Basics: Skater Dude both from Papertrey Ink Papers: Gorgeous Grape, Island Indigo (Retired) & Gingham Garden DSP (Retired) all from

End of Summer...Start of Hallowe'en?

Good morning and welcome to my post for today. It's coming up to the end of my summer holidays and I'll soon be returning back to school, but what that will look like with all the social distancing rules in place I have no idea. All I know is that is is going to be very strange, very different from how I normally teach and very scary all at the same time. Will be good to get back into the classroom though!  So now it's time to start on some Hallowe'en cards and keep my fingers crossed that I get to hand them out this time! I couldn't give any Easter cards out as we were shielding at the time! This card uses one of my new sets from Newton's Nook Designs and was perfect for making a silhouette slimline card!  I inked the background with my Distress Ink Oxides before adding the stamped images and some die cut grass. I used a white gel pen to add some stars in the sky and to colour the eyes in the spooky eyes and the owl. This card is for Inky Paws Challenge #130 Cr

Scene It Sunday #12 Featuring Bakery Cafe and Cupcake Anya from The Greeting Farm

Happy Sunday and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. This week I have used another of the scene builder sets from The Greeting Farm - this time the Bakery Cafe set and added Cupcake Anya behind the counter. I love adding all the different elements to these scenes, making it my own rather than just colouring someone else's idea. I did actually make this one the wrong size for a DL sized card, which is what I was going for, so I ending up building the card from the image up, instead of my usual way from the base down! This card is for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge Oh So Cute Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #126 Anything Goes The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Cupcake Anya & Bakery Cafe both from The Greeting Farm Papers: melon Mambo, Gray Granite & Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all fr

Something Else on Saturday #70 Featuring Unicorn Molli from La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I am a huge fan of the La-La Land crafts digi stamps and have loads of them, but I definitely don't use them as often as I should. So, I decided to dig one out for this week's post and used the adorable Unicorn Molli with the sentiment that comes with her. This card is for Creative Moments Challenge #197 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Pretty Papers Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Week 34 Anything Goes Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #478 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #364 Something To Say Aud Sentiments Challenge #258 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Recipe: Stamps: Unicorn Molli from La-La Land Crafts Papers: Bermuda Bay & Gorgeous Grape both from Stampin' Up, Rainbow Magic Patterned Papers from Hobbycraft, Ultimate Graphic Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Spun Sugar & Shaded Lila Distress Oxide Inks from Tim Holt

Scene It Sunday #11 Featuring Bubble Bath from Krista Smith Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. This week I have created a fun, relaxing bathroom scene with Bubble Bath from Krista Smith Stamps (Formerly known as Saturated Canary) along with some other digital stamps. I used this card to enter Krista's water challenge and wanted to do something different to everyone else who was doing mermaid or beach/sea scenes! I love how it came out even though it took the best part of a day to colour it all in!  This card is for Crafty Friends Challenge #142 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #196 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #170 Anything Goes Paper Funday Challenge #20 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #412 Anything Goes The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge Birthday Recipe: Stamps: Bubble Bath from Krista Smith, Build Your Own Nest Family Room from The Paper Nest Dolls, Build A Living Room from The Greeting Farm, Star Studded Birthday from Fuzzy Lemon Papers: Winter Wisteria from Papertre

Something Else on Saturday #69 Featuring Present To Go from Di's Digi Stamps

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. Today I am using one of the cute teddy bears digi stamps from Di's Digi Designs. I do love these bears and her mice as well!  I used one of my favourite colour combos on this one. It could easily be used for either a male or female birthday card as well I think.  This card is for Creatalicious Challenge #193 Anything Goes A Gem of a Challenge Week 17 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #191 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #647 Bright Colours Recipe: Stamps: Present To Go from Di's Digi Stamps, Happy Everything from Clearly Besotted Papers: Real Red, Bermuda Bay & 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: Gems from Poundland Copics Used: Small Bear

Scene It Sunday #10 Featuring Poolside and Poolside Peeps both from the Greeting Farm

 Good morning everyone and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. This week I am sharing a card I made for The Greeting Farm's July Challenge on their Facebook page, but never got round to blogging it!  This one uses the adorable Poolside Peeps and the Poolside sets, which I added various elements from to create this bird's eye view of the girls enjoying their summer sun! I so wish I had a swimming pool in my back garden right now, as it is so hot and sticky here in the UK. It'll only last a couple of weeks, but boy is it uncomfortable without any sort of breeze!  Recipe: Stamps: Poolside & Poolside Peeps both from The Greeting Farm, Summer Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella Papers: Melon Mambo & Island Indigo (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White gel pen Copics Used: Girl Lying Face Down - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20, E53, E55, E57, RV32,

Something Else on Saturday #68 Featuring Anastasia by Make It Crafty

 Good afternoon everyone and welcome to today's Something Else on Saturday post. I am a bit late posting as I thought I had already done this post, but obviously not! Anyway today's card uses the gorgeous Anastasia from Make It Crafty, who unfortunately have closed down now, but I did manage to grab a load of gorgeous images from there before they finally closed their doors! This card is also for Crafty Friends Challenge #142 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #191 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #196 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 31 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #132 Ribbon Recipe: Stamps: Anastasia from Make It Crafty, Newton Loves Cake from Newton's Nook Designs Papers: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry & Bright DSP all from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pink Glit

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #29 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from LeAnn's World 101 . This month, as always, our challenge is an Anything Goes challenge and you can use any image you wish to enter. However, if you use an image from LeAnn's Store, then you get an extra entry to win this month's challenge.  I used the cute Kate At The Beach stamp for me card - ideal for the summer! Just wish we were heading to the beach this summer, but sadly with the current situation (and the crazy amounts of people at the beach here in the UK) we're not going away this year. I'm just not happy to take the risk to mingle with so many strangers just yet!  This card is also for The Corrosive Challenge #8 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #139 Anything Goes Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #121 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge Anything Goes Sheepski Designs Challenge #40 Anything You Want Recipe: Stamps: Kate At The Beach from LeAn

Scene It Sunday #9 Featuring Peaceful Plushies from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I have a rather large collection of Clearly Besotted stamp sets and I am slowly trying to make my way through actually using them to make cards, rather than just stamping and colouring them!  This card uses the adorable Peaceful Plushies and for a change, I made an A6 sized card. I rarely make cards this small, but these sets with smaller images, lend themselves well to this size.  This card is also for Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #8 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 16 Anything Goes Di's Digi Designs Challenge Cute and Cuddly Animals A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge #8 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #192 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create August Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Peaceful Plushies from Clearly Besotted Papers: Rococo Rose & Granny Apple Green both from Stampin' Up, A Hint of a Hoot Raspberry Patterned Papers from Paper Boutique, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It

Something Else on Saturday #67 Featuring Oddball Hippie from Stamping Bella

Happy Saturday! Welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post featuring the adorable Oddball Hippie from Stamping Bella. I love these Oddball stamps and this one is just gorgeous! While making a different card, I came across these very old retired patterned papers from Stampin' Up which I thought would go perfect with this card. I then found this stamp set by Taylored Expressions called Feelin' Groovy, which I had forgotten completely that I had. It was perfect for this card!  This card is for Classic Design Challenge #8 Anything Goes Sheepski Designs Challenge #41 Anything You Want A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #121 Anything Goes A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #8 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 16 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #8 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Oddball Hippie from Stamping Bella, Feelin' Groovy from Taylored Expressions Papers: Melon Mambo & Kaleidoscope DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Card Blank fr

Faery Ink New Release Inspiration Post Featuring 50s Peonies

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for this month's new release from Faery Ink. Today I am using 50s Peonies, a different style of image from Amanda from the usual fairies, gnomes and mermaids. I went for some some muted colours this time so the peonies themselves would stand out. They look gorgeous in red, don't you think?  Recipe: Stamps: 50s Peonies from Faery Ink, Random Act of Cardness from Close To My Heart Papers: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (Retired) & Tea & Crumpets DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Chocolate Chip (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Julep Glitter Gems from Close To My Heart Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39 Eyes - G82, G85 Lips - R43, R46, R39 Scarf - G21, G24, G28 Shirt - E50, E51, E53, B52, B12, B14 Peonies- - R32, R35, R37, R39 Label at Front - E30, E31, E15, E18 Books - E23, E25, E29, E43, B16, B1