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Happy Birthday LeAnn!

Good morning everyone. This month has been LeAnn from LeAnn's World 101's birthday and there have been loads of new birthday images released in the store . The image I have used for this birthday is is a free image for the Birthday challenge in the LeAnn's World 101 Facebook group .  I went for a bright card and used my chalks to make a multi-coloured, muted background. Almost looks like coloured smoke!  Recipe: Stamps: Birthday Cake from LeAnn's World 101, Baked With Love from Lawn Fawn Papers: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip (Retired) & Sweet Taffy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Star Dust Stickles Copics Used: Left Girl - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20, BV02, BV11, BV13, BV17, G82, G85, Y13, Y15, Y19, B02, B04, B06  Middle Girl - E00, E21, E23, E25, R32, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, E15, E18, RV04, RV06, RV09 Right Girl - E30,

Scene It Sunday #45 Featuring Sweet Lil Things Doll #1 from Sherri Baldy

Good morning and welcome to my Scene It Sunday post for today. I have used one of my Sherri Baldy images for this card, which I coloured up ages ago and just haven't got round to using before now! I went for a bright red and yellow colour combo on this one as just love how it came out.  This card is for Passion for Marks Challenge Week 593 Ribbon Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 21 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #146 Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #219 For The Girls Crafty Creations Challenge #421 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps:  Sweet Lil Things Doll #1 from Sherri Baldy  Papers: Real Red & Crushed Curry both from Stampin' Up, Sunny Side Up Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley & Nitwits, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Crushed Curry Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Flowers & Stamens bo

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #107 & LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post Featuring Nixie form LeAnn's World 101

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post which I have also combined with my LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration post as they fall on the same date! I have chosen to use the gorgeous Nixie for my card this time to keep with the mermaid theme this month for #mermay! I coloured the scene around Nixie as she ended up being quite a big image with all that hair flowing behind her! I felt a bit nervous drawing my own reeds and coral, but I am absolutely stoked with how it all came out! I am slowly starting to feel more confident about my colouring and drawing abilities now!  This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #209 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #553 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Week 21 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 22 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #688 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Nixie from LeAnn's World 101, Mermazing from Time For Tea Designs Papers: Lovely

There's A Stamp For That Challenge #23 Frogs, Bicycles or Sketch

Good morning and welcome to my GDT post for There's A Stamp for That Challenge over on Facebook. The challenge this time is to use frogs, bicycles or choose one of the given sketches on your project. I chose to go with frogs as it meant I could use my unused stamp set from Lawn Fawn that I have had for ages! I am terrible (as I'm sure most crafters are) of buying stamps and other crafty things because I need them right now, but then never get round to using them!  Anyway... here's my card. I even managed to find some frog themed paper in my new paper pack from Doodlebug that I bought to make Easter cards with and then never used! See, another thing, I needed and then didn't use! 😆 This card is for Cute Card Thursday Challenge #688 Anything Goes Critter Theme Creative Knockouts Challenge #403 For The Boys Sweet Stampers Challenge #56 Animals/Critters Creative Moments Challenge #215 Anything Goes Pattie's Creations Challenge #182 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Ch

Mer-May Monday #4 Featuring Beautiful Little Mermaid from Alicia Bel

Good morning and welcome to my penultimate #mermay Monday post. This week I am sharing a card I made for the Alicia Bel Facebook challenge - Not A Square. I used my Conch Card Art Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo for the base shape and then inked the inside lines before adding a lots of die cut seaweed, which are mostly hidden behind my mermaid as I printed her just a bit too big! Recipe: Stamps: Beautiful Little Mermaid from Alicia Bel , Mermaids Galore from The Greeting Farm Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired), Perfect Plum (Retired), Soft Sky (Retired), Wild Wasabi (Retired), Lemon-Lime Twist (Retired), Always Artichoke (Retired) & Magenta Madness all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Magenta Madness from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Bubbles & seaweed Dies 6002/0496 from Joy Crafts, Seaweed Dies from eBay, Conch Card Art Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hai

Scene It Sunday #44 Featuring Chibi Marina Mermaid from Stampers Delights

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. Again I have used another mermaid set (I'm sure you'll all be sick of seeing mermaid cards by the end of the month, but I just love creating them!) This week's card uses another of my new stamp sets from Stampers Delights, Chibi Marina Mermaid , which has the plant and coral stamps included which are perfect for making a cute underwater scene.  I went for some rainbow coloured fish as decided by my boyfriend - I just couldn't choose a colour, so he suggested doing them rainbow coloured and I really love how these fluffy fish came out! He also came up with the colour for the hair and I wouldn't have picked golden yellow with pale pink, but it looks gorgeous!  Here is the stamp set with the card, side by side, so you can see them together! Don't they look fab together!  This card is for As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colouring Medium (Copics - they are just so easy to blend!) Aud Sentiments

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #106 Featuring Kawaii You Are Mermazing from Stamper's Delights

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I have been having a play with some new mermaids stamp sets this week and these cuties are from Stampers Delights . I thought I would share a photo of the stamps I used on the set, so you can see how they looked before I added them to a card. Don't they look cute!  And here is my DL sized card. I inked the sea with my Distress Oxide inks and then sprayed and splashed water over to give the bubbles effect. I also added some dots of Glitter Drops from Nuvo as I love these for extra bubbles!  And here are the stamps with the card, so you can see them side by side... This card is for A Gem of A Challenge Week 11 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge Week 625 Anything Goes with Bright Colours Creative Moments Challenge #215 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #552 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 20 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 21 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Kawaii You Are Mermazing f

The Paper Shelter Challenge #470 For the Boys & Men

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week our challenge is to make a male themed project and although I don't make these very often, I love the range of boy themed stamps that Veronica has in the Paper Shelter store. I chose to use Pizza Chef for my card - I love his cute happy face! I found some old Stampin' Up patterned papers and the squared one reminded me of the tiles in my local Frankie and Benny's restaurant, so thought it would work well here too! I did get a bit stuck with a sentiment though, but found this one in a Clearly Besotted stamp set along with the pizza slice. I obviously need more pizza themed stamps! 😉 Recipe: Stamps: Pizza Chef from The Paper Shelter, Peckish Plushies & So To Speak both from Clearly Besotted, Sandy Squirrel Autumn Greetings from Your Next Stamp Papers: Real Red, Marina Mist (Retired), Washington Apple DSP (Retired), and Junior Varsity DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Mer-May Monday #3 Featuring Mermaid Seahorse from Lemon Shortbread

Happy Mer-May Monday! I can't believe we are already half way through May! We more weeks left at school and I'll be on holiday for half term! I cannot wait as I am utterly exhausted at the minute! There just isn't enough hours in the day to do everything that needs doing each week unless I spend all my evenings working after a full day at school! Anyway...this week's mer-may card using these gorgeous digi stamp from Lemon Shortbread. I went for a completely different layout than I would normally do after seeing a similar card on Pinterest, but I admit mine is nowhere near as good as the one I saw (which I then couldn't find again to compare it to!). Oh well, it gave me an excuse to use up some of that mountain of ribbon I have stored everywhere!  Recipe: Stamps: Mermaid Seahorse from Lemon Shortbread Papers: Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Fresh Feelings Patterned papers from The Works, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty I

Scene It Sunday #43 Featuring Gil Rabbit Growing Sunflowers from Polkadoodles

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. Today I am sharing a cute bunny digi stamp from Polkadoodles. I have really gotten back into my Punch Around The Page sets at the minute and wish there were more like this either as punches or dies as they just make such pretty shaped and edged cards.  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #158 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #211 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge Week 264 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #140 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #208 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 20 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps:  Gil Rabbit Growing Sunflowers from Pokkadoodles, Signature Series: Flower from Papertrey Ink Papers: Purple Posy & Rose Red (Both Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Pretty Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Pale Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic markers Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon (Retir

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #105 Featuring Feeling Spoilt by All Dressed Up

Good morning and Happy Saturday! Welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post with an image this week from All Dressed Up. It's been a while since I used one of their images, so thought I would make this pretty purple card using this cute digi stamp, Feeling Spoilt.  This card is for All Dressed Up Challenge #117 Anything Goes Di's Digi Challenge Birthday Wishes Crafty Catz Challenge #551 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 19 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #686 Embellish Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #496 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Feeling Spoilt from All Dressed Up, Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink Papers: Purple Posy (Retired) & Blackberry Bliss both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Santoro, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Pale Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Ink Accessories: Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set f

Mer-May Monday #2 Featuring Mermaids Galore from The Greeting Farm

Good morning and happy Mer-May Monday! I have used this huge collection of mermaids and their friends for me card - this is such a fabulous set (and like gold dust here in the UK!)  I decided to pull out my one and only 8 inch square card blank (no idea why I only have one though - must have come in a pack or collection or something as I haven't got any others!) and made this huge card with 3 of the mermaids, a few fish and lots of die cuts! I thought the fish patterned paper worked well for the background which saved me having to get inky!  This card is for Dragonfly Dreams May Challenge Add Some Sparkle Paper Funday Challenge #29 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #421 Anything Goes The Fairy and the Unicorn May Challenge Anything Goes The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge Use Dies Recipe: Stamps: Mermaids Galore from The Greeting Farm Papers: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green (Retired), Summer Starfruit (Retired), Tangerine Tango (Retired), Lemon Lime Twist (Re

Scene It Sunday #43 Featuring Let's Go from The Greeting Farm

Good morning, Happy Sunday and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I am sharing another one of my new stamp sets again today, Let's Go from The Greeting Farm. I just love these cute little bunnies in their hot air balloon!  I decided to go for a portrait DL sized card, which is about 8 x 4 inches more or less, so slightly wider than the US slimline sized cards. As I had already stamped some of the clouds from the set in the scene, I didn't want to do a cloudy sky, so went with the blue stripy one and I actually quite like the un-smooth look of it! The bunnies that are hanging from the ladder are all popped up on foam pads after being fussy cut out.  This card is for Allsorts Challenge Week 623 Create A Scene Pattie's Creations Challenge #182 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #214 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #180 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #685 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #400 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamp

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #104 Featuring Oddball Edgar from Stamping Bella

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. Boy what a week it has been this week. I had parents evening meetings for two days until 6:30 this week, and because of Covid we cannot do the face-to-face so lots of video calls and phone calls, which is not easy when you're half deaf! Anyway this week's card uses one of my new Stamping Bella Oddball stamps - I just love this range and have quite a few of them now. I just had to get Edgar Allan Poe's version as The Raven is one of my favourite poems. I kept him fairly monochrome and found these perfect papers in my Stampin' Up stash from a few years back.  This card is for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #580 Card For A Guy A Gem of A Challenge #10 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #550 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 18 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Week 19 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #140 Use Ribbon Recipe: Stamps: Oddball Edgar from Sta

The Paper Shelter Challenge #468 Colour It

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week our challenge is another nice and easy one - colour it. You just need to colour in your image using any medium you would like. As always I have used Copics for my colouring (I actually don't have anything else anyway 😋) and as the warmer weather is on its way, I thought I would use a fun, summery image, Ice Cream Man . We don't often see ice cream carts like this over here in the UK, but I do love this image! This card is also for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Paper Funday Challenge #29 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #421 Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #145 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Ice Cream Man from The Paper Shelter, Baked With Love from Lawn Fawn Papers: Rococo Rose, Island Indigo (Retired), Chocolate Chip (Retired), So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding (Retire

Mer-May Monday #1 Featuring Mermaid For You from Lawn Fawn

Good afternoon and welcome to my first Mermay Monday (although I did do a post on Saturday seeing as it was 1st May on Saturday!), For this week's card, I have used one of my first Lawn Fawn sets that I have never put together on a card before! No idea why not, but it is such a cute, sweet stamp set and I have to use it more now!  I stamped various images from the set on to an A6 sized piece of card, before colouring with my Copics and then added the sentiment afterwards. The bubbles also have some Stickles on them too. This card is for The Corrosive Challenge #5 Anything Goes Digi Doodle Studios Challenge #38 Bring On The Glitz Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #495 Anything Goes Classic Design Team Challenge #5 Anything Goes World Wide Design Team Challenge #4 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Mermaid For You from Lawn Fawn Papers: Bumblebee & Island Indigo (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Granny Apple Green & Tak

LeAnn's World 101 May Challenge

Good morning and welcome to my DT card for the new challenge from LeAnn's World 101 . As always our challenge is an Anything Goes challenge, but if you use an image from LeAnn's store then you will be entered twice into the prize draw. Do pop on over to the store and check out all the gorgeous new digis that LeAnn has recently released.  For my card I chose to use the adorable Flower Girl - she just looks so happy and just had to be coloured up in bright, tropical colours. To balance the brightness of her clothes, I went for black hair, which just makes her pop all the more!  I rarely make CAS cards, but I decided to give one a go with this card as I thought this new stencil would be perfect behind her. I masked off the different sections so I could ink it up in the same colours as her clothes and although it is not perfect, it works brilliantly! Recipe: Stamps: Flower Girl from LeAnn's World 101 Papers: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo & Basic Black all from Stampin'

Scene It Sunday #43 Featuring Odette from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. This week I am sharing a couple of my new clear stamps from Sweet November Stamps - Odette and Horizon Lines: Spring. To get the mirrored image of the stamp I used this Silicone Mirroring Mat from Crafty Purple Frog . It wasn't a completely perfect stamped image (might be the ink I was using) so I had to go over the lines with my Copic Fineliner, but it still turned out really good and gave me just what I wanted! I actually should have added some flowers or something into the scene when I was colouring it, but I didn't and then thought it looked a bit plain, so added these cute little die cuts from Lawn Fawn and they just added that pretty touch that it was missing.    This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #157 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #5 Anything Goes Sheepski Designs Challenge #50 Floral Dance Creatalicious Challenge #210 Anything Goes with optional Things With Wings Creative

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #103 Featuring Malia from Kelly Horton

Good morning and Happy Mer-May! During the month of May, mermaids pop up everywhere and as a huge lover of mermaids, I am going to be making lots of mermaids this month! I attempted last year to do a new card for every day following a list of challenges I set myself, but I failed to complete them all as I just didn't have enough time to do them as May is also a very busy month at work, so I just didn't have as much free time as I had hoped. So I decided that this year, I would just do a Mermaid Monday feature on my blog, but seeing as May starts today, it's only apt that I start the month with a mermaid too! This gorgeous mermaid is from Kelly Horton and I added her to a stencil wavy background and added lots of foliage and sea life dies to her background as well. A gorgeously bright card to start the month!  This card is for Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #5 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #145 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #138 Anything Goes The