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The Paper Shelter Challenge #476 Going Dotty

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week our challenge is called "Going Dotty", so we would love to see dotty papers and dotty colouring on your project. I love dots and wear dotty clothes constantly - dress, skirts, tops, shoes, hairbands - you name it I wear it. I even bought some new tights last week that have dots on them! Just can't get enough of them, so this challenge is just perfect for my love of all things dotty!  I used the gorgeous Sweet Amy for this card and had to give her a dotty skirt on her dress! I pulled out my Pop of Pink papers from Stampin' Up as I knew that pack had lots of dotty papers in and used several of them along with some dotty ribbon and dotty alphabet dies too.  This card is also for Creatalicious Challenge #214 Anything Goes Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge Ribbon, Twine or Lace Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 26 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbr

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post

Good morning and welcome to my monthly inspiration post for LeAnn's world 101. This month I have picked the newly released Birthday Gift digi stamp for my card. I decided to go for some really bright colours on this one and use some of my retired Stampin' Up papers too. Recipe: Stamps: Birthday Gift from LeAnn's World 101, Tiny Tag Sayings: Birthday from Lawn Fawn Papers: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Sweet Taffy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Crushed Grape, Party Pink & Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops all from Nuvo, Framed Out #2 Die from Papertrey Ink Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27 Eyes - E23, E25, E27 Dress & Aqua Hairbands - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49 Yellow - Y15, Y19, Y38

Scene It Sunday #49 Featuring Brighter Days & Freshwater Friends from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I have used the same stamps that I used for a card last week, but with different colours and different animals, it has made a completely different look! This one is definitely more masculine in colour being blues, greens and browns. Again I masked off the background image to ink the sky with my Distress Oxides before colouring the rest of the scene with my Copics.    This card is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge I Spy Something Beginning With B (I have beavers!) Allsorts Challenge Week 630 Use Design Paper Creative Knockouts Challenge #407 Outside Fun Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge F Is For Furry Friends Recipe: Stamps:  Brighter Days & Freshwater Friends both from Clearly Besotted Papers: Gumball Green (Retired) & Cinnamon Cider both from Stampin' Up, Rainbow Magic Patterned Papers from Hobbycraft, Make It Colour Blen

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #111 Featuring Newton's Summer Treats from Newton's Nook

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. This week I am sharing a cute cat filled card with lots of sweet treats. I love the Newton's Nook Designs range of cat stamps, but haven't used one for ages! I also pulled out some old patterned papers from Stampin' Up with ice cream sundaes on - perfect for these stamps and added lots of "sprinkles" using my Nuvo Crystal Drops. This card is for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Summertime Creative Fingers Challenge #211 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #557 Anything Goes with optional Summer Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 25 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 26 Anything Goes Inky Paws Challenge #151 Summer Theme Recipe: Stamps: Newton's Summer Treats from Newton's Nook Designs Papers: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede & Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers Accessorie

Scene It Sunday #48 Featuring Fairies and Fairyland from The Greeting Farm

Good morning and Happy Sunday! As you might know I love anything fantasy related and when The Greeting Farm released these new fairies and fairyland digital stamps I just had to get them. I added loads of elements from both sets to create this adorable scene on a slightly larger than DL sized card. This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #160 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 13 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge Week 629 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #556 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 24 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 25 Anything Goes   Recipe: Stamps:  Fairies and Fairyland both from The Greeting Farm Papers: Gumball Green (Retired) & Summer Starfruit (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Simply White Crystal Drops from Nuvo Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Left Fairy - E71, E74, E77, RV52, RV63, RV66, RV

Stampers Delights June Chibi Release

Good evening once more and welcome to the second of my new release posts for Stampers Delights. Today's project uses the adorable Chibi Smile stamp set . I do love that you can buy these in both digi and clear stamp versions. For me I love having the clear stamps to be able to make my own background papers with the accessories stamps that come in each set.  I went with a favourite colour combo of mine for this card - pink, yellow and light brown. I made some background paper using my Distress Oxide inks and then added lots of the musical notes and treble clefs all over before adding some dots of Crystal Drops from Nuvo too. I have also taken some more photos of my step by step colouring, which you can find over on the Stampers Delights blogpost here . This card is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge I Spy Something Beginning With B - a bow!  As You Like It Challenge Favourite Tip  To get a neat, even bow, use a bow maker!  Aud Sentiments Challenge #277 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Pa

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #110 Featuring Brighter Days & Freshwater Friends from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. This week I have combined two of my fairly new Clearly Besotted sets to make this pretty pink and purple card.  I stamped the background from Brighter Days before masking it, so I could ink the sky with my Distress Oxides. I then coloured the rest of the image with my Copics. I added the two unicorns from Freshwater Friends and lots of little raindrops with my Nuvo Glitter Drops. This card is for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Animal Antics Digi Choosday Challenge Week 24 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #142 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #148 Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Craft Challenge Water - Water - Water Recipe: Stamps:  Brighter Days & Freshwater Friends both from Clearly Besotted Papers: Fresh Freesia & Polished Pink both from Stampin' Up, Rainbow Magic Patterned Papers, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make

Stamper's Delights June Anime Release

Good evening and welcome to my first DT post for Stampers Delights. I am so pleased to announce that Janice asked me to rejoin the team after having a break for a while and I just couldn't say no!  There are two new fabulous releases that I am taking part in this month, with the other one being shared tomorrow, so do pop back to see my post for that stamp set too. Today's stamp comes in both digi and clear stamp versions and I have used the clear stamp set for mine. This gorgeous girl is from the set Anime Believe In Yourself.  And for something different I have also done some step by step photos of my hair colouring, all of which you can find on the Stampers Delights blogpost here .  Recipe: Stamps: Anime Believe in Yourself from Stampers Delights Papers: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo Prints DSP, Ultimate Graphic Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black & Gorgeous Grape all from Stampin' Up, Me

The Paper Shelter Challenge #474 Digital Image

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week our challenge is a nice and easy one - use a digital image. You can use sentiments that are not digital, but the main image should be a digital one. If you don't have any or want a new one why not head on over the The Paper Shelter store and check out the recently new released images. I chose to use the adorable Cancer image for my card, as that is my star sign and went for a bright orange with kraft colour combo. Not a colour scheme I would usually use, but it came out really well, I think.  Recipe: Stamps: Cancer from The Paper Shelter, Manatee-rific from Lawn Fawn Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Decorative Circular Frames Dies from Sweet Dix

Scene It Sunday #47 Featuring Argi, Intellectual Fairy from Las Cajitas de Elvi (Elvi's Boxes)

Good morning and happy Sunday! I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine, if it has been sunny where you are. Here in the UK, we have definitely hit the start of our summertime now at long last! Anyway, for my Scene It Sunday post today, I have actually done my first class in Sandy Alnock's Copic Enchantment course. I have been a bit hesitant about doing these classes for no reason other than I didn't think I would be any good at them, but bit the bullet and jumped it and I thoroughly enjoyed doing it, even though almost every colour went sticky or ran out! I definitely need to make sure that my pens are full and clean before starting the next one!  Before starting the scene I coloured this cute reading fairy I found on Etsy and will definitely be going back to buy a few more as there's loads of cute image in this store. I did colour her hair wrong though (I think she is supposed to have leaves in it, but I liked this colour and didn't want to start again, so she&

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #109 Featuring Spring Marci from La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday Challenge post. I have a huge pile of coloured images that I am slowly trying to make my way through and this cutie has been sat in this pile for an absolute age! Probably from last summer at least! I love to just sit and colour but don't always need or have time to add the images to a card.  I decided to do a different shape today instead of my usual square cards and pulled out one of my Dutch Doobadoo card templates - love this flag one as it is still quite big and has enough space to add lots of layers and embellishments!  This card is for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 23 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #147 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #141 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #216 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Spring Marci from La-La Land Crafts Papers: So Saffron & Blushing Brid

Scene It Sunday #46 Featuring Hawaiian Dance from Alicia Bel

Good morning and happy Sunday! It's the last day of my week's holiday, so back to work tomorrow, where I'll start counting down the days to my long 6 week summer holiday! This week's card was created for the Alicia Bel challenge on Facebook with the theme of summer or holiday! I pulled out some of my stencils to create the beach scene and it was definitely a learning curve to get everything in the right place. The image is called Hawaiian Dance and she is just an adorable image. Oh how I wish I was there on a beach with warm sand between my toes right now! Will have to wait another summer as I am not risking going abroad again this year!  This card is for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 22 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 23 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 22 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #554 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 12 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #159 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Hawaiian Dance from

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #108 Featuring Penguin Magic by Whimsy Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. This week I am sharing a digital stamp that I have had coloured up for absolutely ages, but just haven't got round to adding it to a card until now. I love these penguin characters by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps and have tons of them both from when I was on the Whimsy Stamps design team a few years ago and ones I still keep buying! They are just adorable!  This cutie is Penguin Magic and thought it would make a great boy's card so went with a purple and lime green combo all bordered with black, which makes everything pop just that little bit more!  This card is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Masculine Makes Allsorts Challenge Week 627 Magical Worlds Through The Purple Haze Challenge #181 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #141 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #209 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #276 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Recipe: Stamps: Penguin Magic from

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #39 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from LeAnn's World 101 . As always our challenges are anything goes, but if you use one of the image from LeAnn's store then you will be entered twice into the prize draw. Why not pop over and have a look at all the newly released digi stamps and treat yourself to one or two?! For my card I used the sweet Georgia Ann and used my patterned papers for my colour combo for a change, rather than colouring the image and then finding papers to match!  This card is also for Through The Purple Haze Challenge #181 Anything Goes As You Like It Challenge CAS or Fully Fancy (I love adding layers and embellishments to my card - not a fan of lots of white space in a CAS card as it just looks too empty for me!) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #689 Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #526 Go Girly The Paper Funday Challenge #30 Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenge #422 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Georgia Ann from LeA

The Paper Shelter Challenge #472 Birthday

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This is a very exciting challenge for me as I have taken over from Marie as the team leader as Marie has decided to step down. It's definitely going to be a bit of a learning experience for me as I have never done this before, but both Marie and Shirley (Team A's team leader) have already been a great help in getting me up to scratch on what I need to do behind the scenes.  This week's challenge is to make a birthday project and I decided to go with this cute image, Birthday Present , and a very pink card for a little girl's birthday!  This card is also for Passion for Markers Challenge Week 594 Make It Cute Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes SheepSki Designs Challenge #51 Layer It Up Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #6 Anything Goes Love To Scrap Challenge #146 No Rulz 4 Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Creations in Pink Challenge #34 Anything Goes Mainly in