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All Things Magical and Mythical #9 Featuring Smile from Julia Spiri

Good morning! Welcome to another of my All Things Magical and Mystical posts. I have to say I am loving using all these adorable mythical and magical images, so I hope you are all enjoying seeing them too!  Today's card uses Smile from Julia Spiri which is a gorgeous grayscale image, something I don't use a lot of to be honest, but the grayscale does add an extra layer of depth to my colouring. I used one of my Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art Stencils for the card shape. I love this one - just wish there were dies like this or I could actually get my silhouette machine to cut out properly for once!  This card is for Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 39 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 20 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #144 Anything But Square Cute Card Thursday Challenge #692 Anything Goes Sweet Stampers Challenge #60 Stripes and/or Dots Recipe: Stamps: Smile from Julia Spiri, Whimsical Wishes from Craftin' Deser

Scene It Sunday #62 Featuring Special Wishes from Polkadoodles

Good morning and welcome to today's Scene It Sunday post. I thought I would pull out one of my long since coloured images for this week's card from my storage folder. I do colour more images than I actually use as I find colouring so relaxing, I can do it for hours on end! I will eventually get round to using them all I'm sure!  Anyway, this cute image is from Polkadoodles and was part of a collection of sentiment and bunny images called Spring Has Sprung. I thought this image could be used for so many different occasions. i kept the rest of the card fairly plain though so the image was the focus. This card is for  A Gem of A Challenge #20 Anything Goes Allsorts Challenge Week 643 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #565 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #215 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 38 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 39 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Special Wishes from Polkadoodles Papers: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from

Something Else on Saturday #124 Featuring Oddball Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

Good morning and happy Saturday! For today's Something Else on Saturday post I thought I would make something for my classroom at school. My school are aiming to get certification for Art of Brilliance which is all about promoting happiness and good mental health strategies and I thought this sentiment with this Oddball Snow White and the Seven Dwarves set was perfect to display in my room. This project is for Alphabet Challenge M is for Motivational/Encouraging Sentiment Creative Knockouts Challenge #420 Tic-Tac-Toe (Middle Row of  Pearls/Digi Image/Punches) Creative Moments Challenge #223 Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 38 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Oddball Snow White and the Seven Dwarves from Stamping Bella, Fruit Fusion Apple from Papertrey Ink Papers:  Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White & Summer Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour

The Paper Shelter Challenge #484 - Party Time (Birthday or other Celebration)

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to create a card or project for "Party Time!" This can be for a birthday or any other celebration.  I used the adorable Rhythm Everywhere image and one of my favourite card shape templates - Flag Art from Dutch Doobadoo. The sentiment, from a My Favorite Things stamp set was the perfect one for this image and theme too.  This card is for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #155 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #255 2 or more Patterned Papers Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Multicolour Sweet Stampers Challenge #60 Stripes or Dots (I have dots!) Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #144 Anything But Square Digi Doodle Studio Challenge #42 Shaped Card Recipe: Stamps: Rhythm Everywhere from The Paper Shelter, It's A Mice Time To Celebrate from my Favorite Things Papers: Bermuda Bay, gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Brights Prints DSP & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired

All Things Magical and Mythical #8 Featuring Sorrel Merry Thistle from Digi Doodle Studios

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week's All Things Magical and Mystical post. Today I have gone with an adorable fairy digi stamp from Digi Doodle Studios and went for a combo that I wouldn't have usually picked - green and purple. I do love how bright it came out and made me think about other combos I usually steer away from that would work too! This card is for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September Crafty Creations Challenge #425 Anything Goes Paper Funday Challenge #33 Anything Goes Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #91 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #184 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #692 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps:  Sorrel Merry Thistle from Digi Doodle Studios, Fairy Happy from The Greeting Farm, beautiful Blooms II from Papertrey Ink Papers: Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape & Brights Prints DSP all from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic White Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks

Scene It Sunday #61 Featuring Robot Plushies from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a great weekend! I've not done much, but weekends are for chilling and crafting, right?! For today's Scene It Sunday post, I thought I would add another boy themed card to my stash and used another of my cute Clearly Besotted stamp sets - this time Robot Plushies. These are just adorable and I have to say I did by it as there was an almost BB8 style robot in it! I am a huge Star Wars fan, so this set was a must for me!  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #166 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #145 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 37 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #154 Anything Goes Cutie Pie Challenge #163 Birthday Celebrations Recipe: Stamps: Robot Plushies from Clearly Besotted Papers: Daffodil Delight & Poppy Parade both from Stampin' Up, Just For Men Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Make I

Stampers Delight New Release Tutorial #2

Good evening and welcome to another of my tutorials for the new release from Stampers Delights. For today's card I have made a twisted easel card using the gorgeous Anime Sweet Angel clear stamp set . I have a step by step tutorial for how I made this card over on the Stampers Delights blog if you want to have a look!  And here is the card with the stamp set - such a beautiful image, don't you think?! This card is also for Crafty Catz Challenge #564 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 37 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 38 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #419 Wings and Things Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Lots of Layers Crealicious Challenge #219 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Anime Sweet Angel from Stampers Delights Papers: Soft Seafoam from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic White Paper, Capsule Collection Patterned Papers from Papermania, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Soft Seafoam from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo

Something Else on Saturday #123 Featuring Squirrel! from My Favorite Things

Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a fabulous week! Mine's been fun, but busy and tiring. Definitely getting back into the swing of school again now! And as it is coming up to Autumn I thought I'd best pull out my squirrel stamp set that I bought last year to make Autumn cards with and never got round to using! I love squirrels for any time of the year, but always associate them more with Autumn as I guess I see more of them gathering nuts and other foods for their hibernating period!  This card is for Creative Fingers Challenge #215 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #419 Furry Friends Allsorts Challenge Week 642 Any Real Animal Crafty Catz Challenge #564 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 37 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 38 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Squirrel! & Piles of Fun both from My Favorite Things Papers: Mossy Meadow & Chocolate Chip (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic White Paper, Card Blank f

Stampers Delights New Release Tutorial

Good evening and welcome to the first of my posts for the new releases from Stampers Delights this month. We are now starting to move into Christmas stamps and this set that I have used today is just adorable! It can be combined with so many other cute stamps and doesn't have to be just for Christmas cards either.  I made a white on white card, which is not something I do very often as I love my colours and my patterned papers, but this one came out beautifully, even if I do say so myself! All the embossing and die cuts give it a fabulous texture and the touches of glitter are enough for some Christmas/winter sparkle!  If you want to see how I made this card, I have a step by step tutorial over on the Stampers Delights blog .  This card is also for My Time To Craft Challenge #466 Embossing Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Paper Funday Challenge #33 Anything Goes Classic Design September Challenge Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #9 Anything Go

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #505 Guest Designer Post

Good morning everyone. A while ago I was lucky enough to be a winner on Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and was asked if I would like to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge. Well, that challenge is today! For this challenge, I have used the adorable  Trick or Treat digi stamp from SheepSki Designs , who are one of the sponsors for this week's challenge. This card is also for SheepSki Designs Challenge #54 Boys & Girls Come Out To Play Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Lots of Layers Creatalicious Challenge #219 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #145 Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 37 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Trick or Treat from SheepSki Designs Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Cast-A-Spell DSP (Retired) & Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic White Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Marker

All Things Magical and Mythical #7 Featuring Wizard from Tiddly Inks

Good morning and welcome to this week's All Things Magical and Mystical post. I thought I would go more magical this week and used my wizard digi stamp from Tiddly Inks. It's an older stamp, but is still available from their etsy store in a pack of 3 images called Wizarding Days.  I realised I was getting a bit low on my boy themed card as my MIL has them all as she has something crazy like 13 grandsons and 3 great grandsons! Time to top up the pile!  This card is for Use Your Stuff #431 Primary Colours The Cutie Pie Challenge #163 Birthday Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Happy Birthday A Gem of A Challenge #19 Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #283 Birthday Sentiment Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #91 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Wizard from Tiddly Inks, Cast A Spell from Whimsy Stamps Papers: Daffodil Delight & Pacific Point both from Stampin' Up, Just For Men Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Pac

Scene It Sunday #60 Featuring Wonderful Wishes from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and Happy Sunday! I love Sundays as they are my crafting day when I can get all my stuff out and craft the whole day away without worrying about the housework or school work! For today's Scene It Sunday card, I used the adorable Wonderful Wishes stamp set from Clearly Besotted. I absolutely love this set and think it must be one of my faves from there!  This card is for A Gem of A Challenge #19 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 36 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 37 Anything Goes Creative Knockouts Challenge #418 Anything Goes The Sisterhood of Craft Challenge Cute & Simple Digi Choosday Challenge Week 36 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Wonderful Wishes from Clearly Besotted Papers: Balmy Blue & So Saffron both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers Accessories: Star Dust Stickles Copics Used: Rabbit - R20, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7 Chick - Y21, Y23, Y26, YR15, YR16, YR

Something Else on Saturday #122 Featuring Micing on Top from Di's Digi Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. This week, after my first full week back at school, teaching my new class of 7 year olds, I definitely could do with some gooey chocolate cake like this one!  This cute image is Micing on Top from Di's Digi Stamps . I love these cute mice! I managed to find some patterned papers that kind of went with the blueberry coloured frosting I added to the cake, but it's not a colour I have lots of!  This card is for As You Like It Challenge Round Corner or Straight Edges (I much prefer to make square or rectangle shaped cards as my OCD prefers the balance and symmetry more than on a circle card!) Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #222 Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenge #254 Make It Digital Corrosive Challenge #9 Anything Goes Di's Digi Challenge Use 2 or More Patterned Papers Recipe: Stamps: Micing on Top from Di's Digi Stamps, I Pick You from Clearly Be

The Paper Shelter Challenge #482 - Ribbons, Lace and/or Twine

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter . This week our challenge is for you to use ribbon, lace and or twine. You can use one, two or all three if you wish on your project. I went for lace and ribbon on mine with this gorgeous image Victorian Beauty . This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #165 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #9 Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 36 Anything Goes Di's Digi Challenge Use 2 or More Patterned Papers Pattie's Creations Challenge #186 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Victorian Beauty from The Paper Shelter, Verity Rose Starlet from Crafter's Companion Papers: Blushing Bride, Garden Green & Everyday Enchantment DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin&#

All Things Magical and Mythical #6 Featuring Fairy in Blossom from Lemon Shortbread

Good morning and welcome to this week's All Things Magical and Mythical post. For this week's card I chose to use one of the gorgeous fairies from Lemon Shortbread - Fairy in Blossom . I went for some lovely bright colours on this one and then found some similarly bright patterned papers to go with it! I just wish I could get my sky to blend a bit smoother!  I added lots of Stickles to the wings and the centre of the flowers too for that touch of sparkliness!  This card is for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #154 Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #69 Add Sparkle The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge Anything Fantasy Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #692 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #184 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #9 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Fairy in Blossom from Lemon Shortbread, A Little Sparkle from Lawn Fawn Papers: Rose Red (Retired), Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie & Sweet & Sour Speciality DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make

Scene It Sunday #59 Featuring Cool Critters from Time For Tea Designs

Good morning and happy Sunday! Well, after 6 weeks off, it's finally back to teaching again for me tomorrow! A new school year, a new class and no doubt a new set of challenges as there always is! Let's just hope this school year is nowhere near as challenging as the past 2 years have been! Wish me luck!  Anyway...today's Scene It Sunday card uses the new-ish Cool Critters set from Time For Tea Designs and this is my first attempt at using them. I was really undecided about how to layout my card, so just went for a very quick outdoors scene, using my Distress Oxide Inks for the sky and to add a bit of shading to the hills and grass die cuts. This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #165 Anything Goes Dragonfly Dreams September Challenge Happy Birthday AllSorts Challenge Week 640 Anything Goes LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #42 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #214 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #562 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Cool Critters fr

Something Else on Saturday #121 Featuring Sleeping Panda from Lee Holland

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I bought all of Lee Holland's cute panda digi stamps when he released them a little while ago, but have not gotten round to using any of them yet, so here is my first one. This panda sleeping in the bamboo trees is such a cutie!  I decided I didn't want any layers of patterned papers on this card like I usually have, so this one is an odd size for me, but I quite like it for a little notecard. I think it is about 4.25 x 5 inches. This card is for Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 35 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 36 Anything Goes Pattie's Creations Challenge #186 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #692 Anything Goes Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #504 Anything Goes Through The Purple Haze Challenge #184 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Sleeping Panda from Lee Holland, Hung Up On You from Clearly Besotted Papers: Island Indigo & Midnight Muse (Both retired) both from Stampin