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All Things Magical and Mythical #5 Featuring Coco La Rose by Faery Ink

Good morning and welcome to today's All Things Magical and Mystical post. I picked one of the gorgeous fairies from Faery Ink, now known as the Whimsical Art Witch, Coco La Rosa. She was such fun to colour with all that hair piled on top of her head!  This card is for Passion for Markers Challenge Week 607 Add A Sentiment Creatalicious Challenge #218 Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 35 Anything Goes Use Your Stuff Challenge #430 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #153 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Coco La Rosa from Faery Ink, Magical Mini Letter Seals from Whimsy Stamps Papers: Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lilac Prints DSP (Retired) & Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Back To Basics II Patterned Papers from Dovecraft, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Pale Plum (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella Accessories: Butterfly Scallops Punch

Scene It Sunday #58 Featuring Wet My Plants from Stamp Anniething

Good morning everyone and welcome to today's Scene It Sunday post. I have gone for a quick little scene today using one of my Stamp Anniething images which was once a freebie during the lockdown. I have combined it with a digital sentiment from La-La Land Crafts as I love this phrase but rarely have the chance to use it!  This card is for A Gem of A Challenge #18 Anything Goes Sweet Stampin' Challenge Lots of Layers A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #222 Summer Fun The Cutie Pie Challenge #162 Girls Girls Girls Recipe: Stamps: Wet My Plants from Stamp Anniething, Blooming Marci from La-La Land Crafts Papers: Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired), Certainly Celery Prints DSP (Retired) & Tea & Crumpets DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Polished Pink Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Berry Burst Stone Drops from Nuv

Something Else on Saturday #120 Featuring Llama Alpaca-corn from Alex Shops Art

Good morning and Happy Saturday! Welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. Not so long ago I found this store on Etsy selling the cutest digi stamps and this is my first card made with one of them - the llama alpaca-corn from Alex Shops Art .  I thought I would go very sparkly on this one and added lots more stars using some of my glimmer paper from Stampin' Up. The colours went perfectly with the ones I used to colour this image in. (I always colour first and then find papers to match, which isn't always the best idea!) This card is for Sweet Stampers Challenge #59 Dies and/or punches A Gem of A Challenge #18 Anything Goes Sweet Stampin' Challenge Lots of Layers Recipe: Stamps: Llama Alpaca-corn from Alex Shops Art, Sparkle from Craftin' Desert Divas Papers: Mango Medley, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper & Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, Back to Basics II Patterned Papers from Dovecraft, Enchant

The Paper Shelter Challenge #480 Colour It

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . We have all had a lovely summer break (and hope you have had one too!). I have spent many an hour crafting this summer as well as doing lots of reading and gaming!  We did manage to get away for a few days to the Lake District, which was really relaxing and even though the weather was supposed to rainfall the whole time, it kept away and became really warm at one point. We went on a boat trip round Lake Windermere which was on my bucket list of things to do, visited the Beatrix Potter World of Attraction, did a bit of shopping and went to Aria Force waterfall. The scenery round there was just beautiful, so if you have never been and get the chance do go up there!  Anyway... our challenge is back this week with the theme of Colour It, so we want to see you projects that you have coloured in using any medium you wish. As always I have used my Copics to colour in this fabulous image, Sweet!  I

All Things Magical and Mythical #4 Featuring Zodiac Dragons from Mama Elephant

Hello and good morning everyone! Welcome to another of my All Thing Magical and Mystical posts. Today I am using the adorable Zodiac Dragons from Mama Elephant - these are the only zodiac stamps of theirs I have as I just thought they were the cutest!  I needed a good luck card for my friend who will be starting her new job in a couple of weeks and I thought I would make a pretty pink and purple sky to make these cuties appear in more of a magical land!  This card is for Passion for Markers Challenge Week 606 Fantasy/Magical Creatalicious Challenge #217 Anything Goes SheepSki Designs Challenge #53 Let's Be Cute Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #164 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft August/September Challenge Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #213 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Zodiac Dragons from Mama Elephant, Cheering For You from Clearly Besotted Stamps Papers: Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape, Wild Wasabi (Retired), Mossy Meadow & Smoky Slate all from Stampin

Scene It Sunday #57 Featuring Strawberry from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. Today I have used the adorable Strawberry from Sweet November Stamps, part of the Summer Fruit Fairies Collection. As this is a digi stamp, I added lots of giant strawberries to make her look smaller in comparison. She is just adorable isn't she? Recipe: Stamps: Strawberry from Sweet November Stamps, Strawberry Patch Sentiments from Papertrey Ink Papers: Real Red & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Summertime (In The Garden) Patterned Papers all from Maja Design, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Real Red & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Glossy Black Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E25, E27, E29, R35 Eyes - G24, G28, 100 Top & Trim on Shorts - G05, G07, G09 Shorts & Strawberries - R32, R35, R37, R39 Wings - G000, G00, G12 Sky - B000,

Stampers Delights New Release Featuring Kawaii Halloween Pal Frankie Stein

Good evening everyone and welcome to another of my DT posts for the new releases from Stampers Delights this month. Today I have made a cute treat box perfect for Hallowe'en treats by adding some haunted house die cuts to a milk carton template and have used the cute  Kawaii Halloween Pal Frankie Stein  to make it look like he is going trick-or-treating! You can find out how I made this treat box on my tutorial post on the Stampers Delights blog .  The front view, with Frankie... One side view... Back and other side view - I added the sentiment on the back, which is also from the stamp set. Recipe: Stamps:  Kawaii Halloween Pal Frankie Stein from Stampers Delights Papers: Blackberry Blliss, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Suede & Summer Starfruit (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Blackberry Bliss from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Build-A-House Halloween Add On Dies fro

Something Else on Saturday #119 Featuring Dress Up Summer from The Greeting Farm

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. As you all probably know I love creating little scenes with the digi sets from The Greeting Farm. This card uses one of the newer sets, Dress Up Summer - I love how you can swap round the clothes and accessories to all the different Anyas and Ians, creating a wide range of different characters. This card is for Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 34 Anything Goes Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #503 Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Add A Sentiment Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Dress Up Summer from The Greeting Farm Papers: Blushing Bride & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Clay Shaker Pieces from Etsy Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E21, E23, E25 Hat - RV10,

Stampers Delights New Release Chibi Too Cute To Spook

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for one of this month's tutorials using the new released clear stamp sets from Stampers Delights. For this card I have used the adorable Chibi Too Cute To Spook  set and have made a layered stamped image to add to my Hallowe'en spooky scene card.  You can find out how I made this layered image on the Stampers Delights blogpost here . And here is a side view so you can see the layered of that stamped image.  This card is for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #152 Anything Goes Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #90 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge #17 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #213 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes + A Sentiment Recipe: Stamps: Chibi Too Cute To Spook from Stampers Delights Papers: Old Olive & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic White Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Co

All Things Magical and Mythical #3 Featuring 3 Wishes from The Greeting Farm

Good morning and welcome to this week's All Things Magical and Mystical post. I have chosen to use my 3 Wishes set from The Greeting Farm for this week's card as I just love these cute genies, but wanted to make them look more like they were really flying, So I made a box card and have popped them up on pieces of acetate so they are floating around, having lots of fun!  This is the card from the front... A slightly angled front view... And the view from the side... This card is for SheepSki Designs Challenge #53 Let's Be Cute Sweet Stampers Challenge #59 Dies and/or Punches Cute Card Thursday Challenge #691 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #164 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: 3 Wishes from The Greeting Farm Papers: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Beyond The Shore Patterned Papers from First Edition, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Silver Pearlescent

Sweet November Stamps Friday the 13th Goth Dolls New Release Maniacal Melissa

Good morning and welcome to today's post, which is the final post for this new release of digital stamps from Sweet November Stamps . If you want to see my other two cards that I have made using the stamps from the Friday the 13th Goth dolls Collection, then check out my other posts. For this card I have used Maniacal Melissa and as she is holding a couple of smoking test tubes, I wanted to create a kind of mad professor type scene. However, my drawing skills are just nowhere near good enough to do anything like that, so I added the Scene Builder: Bubbling Cauldron and the window from Scene Builder Brownie Hole and Accessories  and tried to make it look like she was in a stone room in a tall tower with a stained glass window!  Recipe: Stamps: Maniacal Melissa, Bubbling Cauldron & Brownie Hole and Accessories all from Sweet November Stamps Papers: Gorgeous Grap & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, The Witching Hour Patterned Papers from Pion Design, Halloween Assortm

Scene It Sunday #56 Featuring Friday the 13th Goth Dolls from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post! This week I have made another card using some more of the Friday 13 Goth Dolls from Sweet November Stamps. For this card I have used  Appalling Amy ,  Creepy Caitlyn  and  Toxic Tee and Scary Squishy  and set them up as if they were meeting up on a nighttime walk. The hills were inspired by my recent trip to the Lake District, which is incredibly hilly! As beautiful as that area is, it was a killer on my legs who are used to the incredibly flat area of my hometown!  I chose to colour up each of the dolls with a different colour skin and I think I like the lime green one the best! And Amy's dress was totally inspired by Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas which is one of my favourite films!  Recipe: Stamps:  Appalling Amy, Creepy Caitlyn, Toxic Tee and Scary Squishy & Scene Builder: Spooky Full Moon all from Sweet November Stamps, Valentina Vampire from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Papers:  Cajun Craze & B

Sweet November Stamps Friday the 13th Goth Dolls New Release Venomous Vannessa

Hello everyone and welcome to a special post from me today! I was asked by Amy Young and Tee Tucker if I would guest design for them with this new release from Sweet November Stamps and I just could not say no! I am a more of a rock & metal chick than a goth girl at heart, although I had a big goth phase as a teen (not EMO - my teen years were way before that!). Sisters of Mercy were a huge fave band of mine and everything I wore was black, so this new release was just perfect for me!  This card features my namesake - Venomous Vannessa , although I don't think I'm that venomous LOL. This poor bride has been left without her beloved so she has taken to wearing her wedding dress every Hallowe'en when she goes to the cemetery to visit his grave.  I would love to get married on Hallowe'en (although my BF is not as keen!), but being a teacher my wedding has to take place during a weekend or during one of the school holidays as we're not supposed to take time off wo

Something Else on Saturday #118 Featuring Lovely Fairy from Krista Smith

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. For this card I have used the gorgeous Lovely Fairy from Krista Smith and went for a really bright combo on the fairy, but a softer warm, sunset almost coloured sky! I love how these warmer tones makes her pop that much more!  This card is for A Gem of  A Challenge #17 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 33 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #281 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #152 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Lovely Fairy from Krista Smith, Turtle-y Awesome from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Papers: Petal Posy, Crumb Cake & Love Blossoms DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Petal Posy from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Ribbon & Flowers from Stash, Limo

All Things Magical and Mythical #2 Featuring Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy & Fairy Garden Sign from Stamping Bella

Good morning and welcome to today's All Things Magical and Mythical post. For my second project, I just had to use a fairy- I do think fairies are my favourite images to colour, but that changes with every one I make I guess! This cutie is from Stamping Bella and comes with a couple of mushrooms/toadstools, but I chose to go with the garden sign instead that she spotted on her walk through the countryside!  This card is for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 32 Anything Goes The Cutie Pie Challenge #162 Girls Girls Girls The Corrosive Challenge #8 Anything Goes The Fairy and The Unicorn August Challenge Anything Fantasy Goes Creative Moments Challenge #220 Anything Goes Di's Digi Design Challenge Add A Sentiment Recipe: Stamps: Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy & Fairy Garden Sign both from Stamping Bella Papers: So Saffron, Coastal Cabana & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic White Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Ink

Scene It Sunday #55 Featuring Mermaid Set from Paper Nest Dolls

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. For this one, I thought I would create yet another mermaid under the water scene, but this time using these cuties from Paper Nest Dolls. As these are all digi stamps, it is so easy to add them exactly where I want them to be.  Recipe: Stamps: Mermaid Set from Paper Nest Dolls, Mermaid You Are Fintastic from Stamp Anniething Papers: Pistachio Pudding from Stampin' Up, Turquoise card from Fabriano, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Tempting Turquoise (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Blue Lagoon & Aquatic Mist Glitter Drops both from Nuvo Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Mermaid with Bottle - V01, V12, V15, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y06, Y08, E42, E43, E33, E35, YG41, YG45, RV63, RV55 Mermaid with Shell - RV42, R12, E53, E55, V0000, V000, BG13, BG15, BG18, Y15, R83, R85, R89, YR04, YR07 Sitting Mermaid - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, YG11, YG13, YG17, R14, R17,

Something Else on Saturday Challenge #117 Featuring Summer Gnomes from Star Jam Lines

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday! As it is officially summer here in the UK (and accompanied by loads of rain as is typical of a British summer!), I thought I would use this cute digi stamp image from Star Jam Lines to create a fun summer themed card. Aren't they just adorable?! I found the patterned papers in my stash and were freebies from a craft magazine - the striped one reminded me of a deckchair! I added a couple of die cuts as well as this fabulous sentiment from MFT.  Recipe: Stamps: Summer Gnomes from Star Jam Lines, Drink Up The Sunshine from My Favorite Things Papers: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black & Melon Mambo all from Stampin' Up, Turquoise card from Fabriano, Patterned Papers from craft Magazine, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc. Accessories: Sunglasses Dies from Taylored Expressions, Flip Flop Fun Dies from Yo

All Things Magical and Mythical #1 Featuring Unicorn Picnic from Lawn Fawn

Good morning and welcome to a new feature I have decided to add to my blog, All Things Magical and Mythical. If you have visited my blog before, you will probably know that I love all things magical and mythical - fairies, mermaids, unicorns, vampires, witches and anything in between! So I thought I would share some of those cards and projects with you, partly because I love them so much and have so many stamps using these characters and partly because it will make me use all of these stamps even more!  Anyway for my first card I have used one of my Lawn Fawn stamp sets that I just had to buy as soon as it was released. Even though I had stamped and coloured it immediately, I have never got round to adding the images to a card! So here is my Unicorn Picnic card featuring these adorable animals enjoying their picnic in the clouds!  This card is for Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 31 Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #68 Anything Goes Lemon S

Scene It Sunday #54 Featuring Finley, Shellbea & Horizon Lines: Under The Sea from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning and happy Sunday! Welcome to my Scene It Sunday post today. If you have visited my blog before you will know that I love everything fantasy and mermaids are definitely one of my favourite images to colour for my cards. When Sweet November Stamps released their new mermaid stamps back in June, I just had to get them, but have only just gotten round to putting them on a card!  I love the scene builder stamp sets that Amy is releasing and they are just perfect for a slimline/DL sized card as well!  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #163 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #8 Anything Goes A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #8 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #143 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge The Ocean Is Calling and I Must Go Recipe: Stamps: Finley, Shellbea & Horizon Lines: Under The Sea all from Sweet November Stamps Papers: Soft Sky & Wild Wasabi (B