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Scene It Sunday #23 & LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post Featuring Cozy Winter

Good morning everyone and welcome to my combined post this week for my Scene It Sunday feature! It just so happens to also fall on my inspiration posting date for LeAnn's World 101, so makes sense to do both together! For today's card I have used the fun Cozy Winter from LeAnn's World 101, which is a fabulous scene of a couple celebrating Christmas!  Recipe: Stamps: Cozy Winter from LeAnn's World 101 Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc. Accessories: Gems from Poundland, Twine from stash Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Boy's Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79 Girl's Hair - E11, E13, E15, E18 Boy's Eyes - E25, E27, E29 Girl's Mouth - R20, R22, E04 Boy's Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B99 Boy's Jacket - B02, B04, B06 Boy's Shoes - N5, N7, N9 Girl&#

Something Else on Saturday #82 Featuring Penguins Bearing Gifts by Stamping Bella

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I opened another previously unused stamp set for this week's card, which I bought about this time last year when Stamping Bella had their Christmas/Winter releases! I have all these plans in my head for cards to make and stamp sets to use, but don't always get the time to put them into action. I bet you're all the same too! Anyway these cute little penguins needed a little scene to make it look more like they were bringing those gifts to their friends, so I added the trees landscape die and free hard cut some snowy hills and had a bag of snowflake punches from one of my Martha Stewart sets to add as little embellishments.  Recipe: Stamps: Penguins Bearing Gifts from Stamping Bella, Here We Go A-Waddling from Lawn Fawn Papers: Rococo Rose, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Tiny Miracles Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make I

Sweet November Stamps Guest Designer Post #2 Featuring Pine Tree Set and Folk Art Santas

Good morning and welcome to my second Guest Designer post for Sweet November Stamps' new releases this month. Today I am sharing a card I made using several different stamp and sets, which hopefully shows how versatile all these stamps and sets are.  I started with the Pine Tree and Pine Branches  set and added the lights which also come with it. Then for the decorations I added some of the Folk Art Santa 1 and Folk Art Santa 2 . I used the rug from the Scene Building Corner Room and Accessories set under the tree and then added Bling-A-Ling Elf  putting the final star on top of the tree. Watching him closely were Fairy Tot November and Fairy Tot December . The star decorations on the tree, the stripes on the wallpaper and the border of the carpet were just added in Word. No way would I be able to draw straight lines myself LOL To finish off the card I added some Clear Star Gelly Roll to all the stars, some dots of Xmas Red Stickles and some Crystal Effects to the lightbulbs.

Scene It Sunday #22 Featuring Prehistoric Plushies from Clearly Besotted

Good Morning everyone and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I am sharing another Clearly Besotted set with you all today (I have over 100 of their stamp sets, but have many that have never seen ink!). I bought this one to help add to my boy card stash as I never seem to have many of them. I do prefer making girly cards, but my mother-in-law has something crazy like 15 grandsons and great grandsons and she gets all her cards from me, so I like to have a pile for her to pick from!  i love that you get the background scene with this set as all the designing and drawing (not that I can draw mind you!) is done for you! Make it much easier for those of us who cannot draw for toffee! 😁 Recipe: Stamps: Prehistoric Plushies from Clearly Besotted Papers: Daffodil Delight & Granny Apple Green both from Stampin' Up, Just For Men Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Cop

Something Else on Saturday #81 Featuring Reindeer Games from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Good Morning everyone and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I am now getting into Christmas card making mode, so will be adding loads on here! I always seem to make loads and still never have enough, but I generally don't start them until after my Hallowe'en ones are all done!  I used the adorable Reindeer Games from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, which I have had for ages, but never used! One of my aims this Christmas is to try and use some of the unused stamp sets on my cards! I probably have way more than the time and number of cards allows though! This card was a 5 x 7 inch card and I managed to add the mountains and trees in free hand, which both turned out pretty well in my opinion. I'm by no means a drawer, so doing something like this is usually out of my comfort zone!  Recipe: Stamps: Reindeer Games from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour B

Sweet November Stamps Guest Designer Post

Good morning and welcome to a special Guest Designer Post from me today. I was completely shocked and beyond excited when Amy Young asked if I would be the guest designer for Sweet November Stamps new digital stamps release this week. How could I say no?! I always love Amy's stamps, both digital and clear. She is an amazing artist and colorist and such a lovely person too.  For my card I used the adorable Gingerbread Man and Woman and the Pine Tree and Pine Tree Branches set to make this adorable scene. I wanted it to look like the Gingerbread couple were out in the snowy woods sharing their love for winter and Christmas.  Recipe: Stamps: Gingerbread Man and Woman & Pine Tree and Pine Tree Branches both from Sweet November Stamps, Fuzzy Hugs from Mama Elephant Papers: Real Red, Cinnamon Cider & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pentel White Paint Pen

The Paper Shelter Challenge #450 Digital Image

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week our challenge is a very easy one - to use a digital image. There are absolutely tons of gorgeous new images in The Paper Shelter store , so why not head on over there and choose a new one to use for this challenge. For my card I used one of the recently released images, Christmas Balloons , which is just adorable! I went for a red and green combo on this one, so more traditional that I usually have for Christmas cards, but I have so many packs of red and green Christmas paper packs to use up!  Recipe: Stamps: Christmas Balloons from The Paper Shelter, Christmas Cheer from My Favorite Things Papers: Real Red, Garden Green, Merry Moments DSP (Retired) & Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Aspen sn

Scene It Sunday #21 Featuring Polka Dot Pals Zara fairy Dreams form Whimsy Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. This week I am sharing an adorable image with you from one of my former DTs, Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Barbara closed her store a couple of years back, hence the closure of the DT and she has since added some of her clear stamps and digi colouring scenes to the Whimsy Stamps store (which I also used be on the DT for too!) This colouring scene is Zara Fairy Dreams and doesn't she just look a perfect picture fast asleep with her snail friend?! And I sneaked in some more of those Candi Dots that I used on yesterday's card!  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #146 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #199 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #128 Anything Goes Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 45 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Zara Fairy Dreams from Whimsy Stamps, Peaceful P

Something Else on Saturday #80 Featuring Ring Around Autumn from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to my Something Else on Saturday post for today! It almost feels a bit late to do an Autumn themed card now we are out of October and well into November. Christmas feels closer! But I loved this set from Clearly Besotted and coloured the stamps up ages ago, but never got round to making anything with them. We don't really celebrate Fall over here in the UK as we don't celebrated Thanksgiving, but there's never a wrong time to say thank you in my book!  I also found my old box of Candi Dots from Craftwork Cards, which I have tons of. I used to use these all the time - funny how your tastes change! Think I might have to use them a bit more often now I know where the box is!  This card is for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #556 Fall or Winter Creative Fingers Challenge #197 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #527 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 45 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 46 Anything Goes Penny's Paper-Craft

My first Inspiration Post for Cute As A Button

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post today for a new team I have just joined. I was asked by the lovely Sherry and Francesca if I would join the Cute As A Button DT and as I love these images I jumped at the opportunity! For my first inspiration post, I chose to use the adorable Miss Frosty   which you can purchase from the store. I decided to keep her mostly white as she was dressed in her snowman (or should that be snowwoman ?) outfit, with touches of red for the trimmings and tried to find papers in similar colours. With every layer being red, it was too much though, so I added the aqua snowflakes paper and it really pops out against all the red.  This card is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Use Red Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #135 Christmas/Winter Unicorn Challenge #60 Anything Goes Use Your Stuff Challenge #409 Stripes Corrosive Challenge #11 Anything Goes SheepSki Designs Challenge #44 Christmas and/or Sparkle Recipe: Stamps: Miss Frosty from Cute As A Button Pa

Scene It Sunday #20 featuring Hallowe'en Tea Party from Christine Karron

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post! I have yet another Hallowe'en colouring page that I did in the lead up to Hallowe'en, but didn't get a chance to blog. I swear this is the last Hallowe'en one now! Honest! This gorgeous image is a grayscale colouring page from Christine Karron and I don't usually colour grayscale, not for any particular reason, but I just prefer line art. I do, however, absolutely love how this one came out and think the greyscale really made a difference to the shading. I might have to try a few more! I printed this one as an A5 sized page and coloured it with my Copics as usual. I did lose the plants at the bottom of the page in the sky colouring and really couldn't see them through it, so have left them off!  This project is for A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #127 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 45 Anything Goes Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #176 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday

Something Else on Saturday #79 Featuring Past Midnight from Cute As A Button

Good morning and welcome back to my regular Something Else on Saturday post after my 13 Days of Hallowe'en, which I had loads of fun doing! Today's card is actually my card for the Cute As A Button Progressive Challenge in their Facebook group, but I didn't get chance to blog it until now.  This adorable Cinderella inspired digi is called Past Midnight and I just love the expression on her face when she realises she has turned back from the princess outfit into her usual dirty and dusty ragged clothing! I went for a brown colour combo on her clothes and then pulled out these old retired papers from Stampin' Up which went really well!  This card is also for Creative Moments Challenge #202 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 23 Anything Goes Di's Digi Challenge Use a Digi Image Creative Fingers Challenge #196 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #526 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 44 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Past Midnight from Cute As A Butto

The Paper Shelter Challenge #448 Christmas Is Coming

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week we are starting our Christmas themed challenges with a Christmas is Coming challenge. we would love to see your take on this theme! I used the adorable Ice Skating Santa and went for a traditional red and green colour combo (with a touch of blue too!) This card is for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #236 Dies and/or Punches Paper Funday Challenge #23 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #415 Anything Goes Creative Inspirations Challenge Winter Wonderland Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Ice Skating Santa from The Paper Shelter, Dashing Thru The Snow from Mama Elephant Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip (Retired) & Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, ultimate Graphic Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen,

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #32 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from LeAnn's World 101 . This month's challenge is an Anything Goes challenge as always and you don't have to use an image from LeAnn's World 101 store , but we love it when you do and you can an extra entry for the prize winning as well. I guess now all my Hallowe'en cards have been finished and posted or given out, it's time to make a start on my Christmas cards. I do tend to give out more Christmas cards than Hallowe'en as not everyone loves Hallowe'en as much as I do! I chose to use the gorgeous Candycane for my card this month - isn't she just adorable?! I added a sentiment form my new Mama Elephant set and a touch of glitter on the snow and a few ore snowflake die cuts too!  The patterned papers are an old retired set from Stampin' Up, which I have almost finished! i think I must have had these for about 8 years now LOL It really is surprising how much you can get out of 12 she

Scene It Sunday #19 featuring Witchwees: A Little Hello-ween from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning and Happy November! I have carried on making more Hallowe'en cards even though my 13 days of Hallowe'en event has finished. I just love making them, so will carry on until I have probably twice as many as I have posted or given out! This gorgeous set is a new one from Sweet November Stamps, released just in time for Hallowe'en and I used all the witch images along with the bat and owl to make this DL sized card. i inked the background with my Distress Oxide and added the Hallowe'en Landscape Dies from Impression Obsession to make it look like they were gathering their little coven in the graveyard before popping up all my images.  Recipe: Stamps: Witchwees: A Little Hello-ween from Sweet November Stamps Papers: Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, Basic Black & Always Artichoke (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic Paper, card Blank from Anita's, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Mar