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My 2021 Crafting Journey

Good morning! I can't believe we are now at the end of another year, another weird year to say the least! Life has definitely been more challenging again, but it feels a bit more "normal" if there is such a thing any more! I have been lucky so far in that I have completely avoided catching Covid, so fingers crossed it stays that way, although working in a school means the risks are slightly higher with the amount of children, parents and other adults I come in contact with on a daily basis. Anyway I thought I would have a look back through all my projects throughout the year and choose my favourites for each month.  From January, I picked this one - the cover for my reading journal, which I have completely filled up! I actually ran out of room for some sections, so have made another one for next year with some extras pages in. This uses the gorgeous Beatrix The Bookwitch from Faery Ink.  From February, I have chosen this card featuring the adorable Gnome Set from Paper Ne

Scene It Sunday #74 Featuring Gingy from Sweet November Stamps

Good morning and Happy Boxing Day! If you are in the UK, you know this is another day we celebrate the day after Christmas Day. Really It's really just another excuse to finish eating all the leftovers from yesterday! It's also a chance to spend time with other family members that you maybe didn't see on Christmas Day. For today's scene It Sunday card, I combined four different stamps from Sweet November Stamps to create this cute baking scene. I used Gingy's Icing, Gingy's Heart, Gingy's Rolling Pin and Gingerbread House. I just had to do a candy cane striped wall for them as well with it being Christmas!  Recipe: Stamps: Gingy's Icing, Gingy's Heart, Gingy's Rolling Pin & Gingerbread House all from Sweet November Stamps, Tiny Gingerbread from Lawn Fawn Papers: Real Red & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen Copics Used: Gingerbread Men -

Something Else on Saturday #135 Featuring Holiday Anya #7 from The Greeting Farm

Good morning and Merry Christmas to those of you celebrating it today. I hope Santa brought you lots of nice goodies! For today's card I have used my Holiday Anya #7 stamp from The Greeting Farm. She is just adorable eating her cute gingerbread man! Recipe: Stamps: Holiday Anya #7 from The Greeting Farm Papers: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Basic White & Let It Snow DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers Accessories: Ribbon from Amazon, Gems from Poundland, Ice Crystal Dies 6002/2054 from Joy Crafts, Peeking Snowflakes Dies from Creative Expressions Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55 Hat & Dress - R35, R37, R39 Coat & Boots - BG45, BG57, BG49 Stars - Bg11, BG13 Holly - R56, R59, BG93, BG96, BG99 Gingerbread Man - E31, E33, E35, R27, R29 And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by a

Digi Doodle Studios Inspiration Post Featuring Melanie Snow

Good morning everyone and happy Christmas Eve! Welcome to my DT Inspiration Post for Digi Doodle Studios. For today's card I used the adorable Melanie Snow and went for one of my favourite Wintery colour combos of red and turquoise. As well as lots of layers of patterned papers, I added some snowflake dies with gems in the centres and a layered die cut sentiment. I just love how this one has come out!  Recipe: Stamps: Melanie Snow from Digi Doodle Studios Papers: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Basic White & Let It Snow DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Let It Snow Dies from Creative Dies, Christmas Card Dies from Bo Bunny Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79 Eyes - E55, E57, E59, 100 Lips - R27, R29 Red - R35, R37, R39 Turquoise - BG53, BG45, BG57 Boo

All Things Magical and Mythical #18 Featuring Yeti Or Not from Lawn Fawn

Good morning and welcome to this week's All Things Magical and Mythical post. I did miss last week's post as I just didn't have time to make anything for it, but hopefully now I am on my school winter holidays for a fortnight, I can get ahead a little! For this week's post, I have used the adorable Yeti or Not stamp set from Lawn Fawn - this is one of my faves for fun, alternative winter cards. I also thought I would make a shadow box card for them as well. I actually bought the dies and stamp set together to make a shadow box before but never got round to it, so this is my first one!  This card is for Digi Choosday Challenge Week 51 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #161 Anything Goes Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge #67 Christmas Incy Wincy Designs Colour Swatch Use Your Stuff Challenge #438 Snow or Winter Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #172 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Yeti Or Not from Lawn Fawn Papers: Bermuda Bay, Basic White, Gray Granite & Le

Scene It Sunday #73 Featuring Woodland Snowman by Rachelle Anne Miller

Good afternoon and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I have missed a couple of posts this week as I just did not have enough time to do all my DT commitments and my own blogposts last weekend. (That's what happens when you are not organised enough 😜) Anyway I am now on my school holidays for the next two weeks, so lots more crafting time can be fitted it! Yay!  For today's card I have used adorable Woodland Snowman from Rachelle Anne Miller and went for my usual combo of red and aqua as these papers are my faves and I can't seem to stop using them! I still have an unopened pack as well, as I bought 2 packs last year. I always seem to fall in love with a paper pack but never buy more than one - decided to jump straight in last year and buy them and have been using them ever since!  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #172 Anything Goes Shopping Our Stash Challenge #460 Do You Want To Build A Snowman? A Gem of A Challenge #26 Anything Goes

Stampers Delights Free Standing Calendar Tutorial

Good evening everyone and welcome to the second of my tutorials for Stampers Delights for this month. For my second project I have made a free standing calendar, which I have made numerous times now and are perfect as little gifts for friends and family. You can adapt them to whatever size you want and decorate in a million different ways too. For this project, I have used the gorgeous Chibi Happy Birthday . I wanted a fairly generic image to use as this calendar will last all year round, so wanted one that could apply to every month!  For the step by step tutorial on how I made this calendar, head on over to the Stampers Delights blog post here .  And this is the view from the side... This project is for Polkadoodles Challenge Week 51 Anything Goes SheepSki Designs Challenge #57 Embellish It Creatalicious Challenge #225 Anything Goes Creations In Pink Challenge 41 Anything Goes Mainly In Pink A Bit More Time To Craft December Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anythi

Stampers Delights Acetate Card Tutorial

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for Stampers Delights. For today's tutorial I have made an acetate fronted card. For this card I have used the adorable Kawaii Coco 4 Coco digital stamp and sentiment. You can find my step by step tutorial on how I made this card on the Stampers Delights blog . This card is for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #226 Merry & Bright The Cutie Pie Challenge #166 Cute & Cuddly Christmas Digi Choosday Challenge Week 50 Anything Goes Dragonfly Dreams December Challenge Anything Goes Digi Design Challenge Christmas/Winter Holiday Sweet Stampers Challenge #63 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Coco 4 Coco from Stampers Delights Papers: Basic White & Marina Mist both from Stampin' Up, Watercolour Christmas Acetate from Crafters Companion, Sparkling Winter Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Snowflake Ribbon from Amazon Copics Us

Digi Doodle Studios Elf Maiden

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for Digi Doodle Studios. Today as part of the Kit and Clowder Advent Calendar event, Digi Doodle Studios are giving away this gorgeous image, Elf Maiden, for free. Head on over to the Kit & Clowder Facebook Group to find out how you get your hands on her!  As I had coloured her up so brightly, I wanted my Elf Maiden to stand out so went for a black and white patterned paper combo and I love how it came out. The colours just pop so brilliantly against the black!  Recipe: Stamps: Elf Maiden from Digi Doodle Studios, Fairy Friends from Lawn Fawn Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic BLack & Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Clear White Pen Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired), Gems from Poundland, Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Oval Nestabilities & Scalloped Rectangles Nestabilities all from S

The Paper Shelter Christmas Break Challenge Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to the final challenge from The Paper Shelter for 2021. As it our custom, we have a Christmas Break Challenge, which will last until January 11th 2022. The DT members will not be commenting on any entries for this challenge to give them time to spend with their friends and family over the Christmas season. This challenge is an Anything Goes one, but I am still in Christmas card making mode, so I used the adorable Are You Ready My Friend? digi stamp . I love the expression on both Santa and Rudolph's faces here!  This card is for Passion For Markers Challenge Week 621 Mega Christmas Challenge Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #511 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #228 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #12 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #12 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Are You Ready My Friend? from The Paper Shelter, Tiny Christmas from C.C. Designs Papers: Real Red, Crumb Cake, S

Scene It Sunday #72 Featuring Snowy the Penguin Christmas Joy from Conie Fong

Good morning and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post. I now have one more week left at school before we break up for the winter holidays and boy am I ready for them! I am exhausted! This half term has been a very very busy one indeed! Anyway this week's card features the adorable Snowy the Penguin Christmas Joy digi stamp from Conie Fong. I added lots of frantage as the snow - I forgot how pretty and sparkly this stuff can be and so much easier to add for smaller flakes of snow that paint pens!  Recipe: Stamps:  Snowy the Penguin Christmas Joy from Conie Fong, Selfies With Santa from My Favorite Things Papers: Balmy Blue & Basic White both from Stampin' Up, Winter Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Balmy Blue from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star, Pink Glitter & Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens Accessories: Shabby Blue Frantage from Stampendous, Gems from Poundland Copics Used: White Feathers - C00, C0,

Something Else on Saturday #134 Featuring Cocoa Is Calling from Stamp Anniething

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday. For today's card I thought I would make a fairly simple, male themed card for my brother's Christmas card. He's not one for lots of froo-froo on a card, so the simpler the better! I used this adorable digi stamp from Stamp Anniething which I believe was a freebie in their Facebook Group last Christmas time, but I hadn't yet used it!  Recipe: Stamps: Cocoa Is Calling from Stamp Anniething Papers: Real Red, Coastal Cabana & Let It Snow DSP (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Copic Markers Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - E15, E18, E59 Tongue - R30, R32 T-Shirt - BG53, Bg45, Bg57 Shirt - R35, R37, R39 Jeans - B93, B95, B97 Shoes - W7, W9 Cup - BG05, BG07, BG09, BG000 Cocoa - E71, E74, E77 Marshmallows - E50, E51, Blender And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all a

Digi Doodle Studios Cloud 9 Blog Hop

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the Digi Doodle Studios Blog Hop for the new Cloud 9 releases. You should have arrived here from Tania's blog . I hope you loved her card as much as I did! If you didn't arrive from Tania's blog and want to start at the very beginning so you can hop all the way along, you can head over to the Digi Doodle Studios blog if you want. For my card, I used the adorable Faro - I just love her cute little face. She looks so happy blowing those heart kisses to her loved one!  Recipe: Stamps: Faro from Digi Doodle Studios, Sending You from Papertrey Ink Papers: Polished Pink, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper & Falling In Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc. Accessories: Polished Pink Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Heart Stems Di

All Things Magical and Mythical #17 Featuring Dragon Present from Lee Holland

Good morning and welcome to this week's All Things Magical and Mystical post. For today's card, I have used one of Lee Holland's cute Christmas Dragon digi stamps and went for a pink and grey colour combo as I have just managed to find and buy some grey and pink patterned papers! Recipe: Stamps: Dragon Present from Lee Holland, Winter Dtagon from Lawn Fawn Papers: Blushing Bride & Gray Granite both from Stampin' Up, Winter Sparkle Patterned Papers from Dovecraft, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Posca White Paint Pen Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland Copics Used: Dragon -  RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, T1, T3, T5 Big Present - RV10, RV11, RV13, T0, T2, T4 Small Present - RV21, RV23, RV25, C0, C2, C4 Envelope - T3, T5, T7 Holly - G14, G19, G17, R46, R89 Snow - BG10, BG11 And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and

Scene It Sunday #71 Featuring Sweet Christmas from Lawn Fawn

Good morning and welcome to today's Scene It Sunday post. After making a gingerbread village scene card last Christmas, I went hunting for this stamp set from Lawn Fawn so I had a cute gingerbread house stamp. By the time it arrived it was too late to use it for last year's Christmas cards, so I used it for one of this year's instead! I love all the cute little sweets that come in the set as well. I added some glittery topped mountains in the background with a pink oxide inked sky and then added lots of Stickles to all the candies as well. This card is for Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Anything Goes Corrosive Challenge #12 Anything Goes Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #171 Anything Goes We Love Stamping December Challenge Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create Challenge #12 Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge #25 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Sweet Christmas from Lawn Fawn Papers: Petal Pink, Gray Granite & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Papermania,

Something Else on Saturday #133 Featuring North Pole Collection from Paper Nest Dolls

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. Today I am using the adorable North Pole Collection from Paper Nest Dolls and this card is totally inspired by one from the design team. This scenescape die is just the perfect way to show these cuties, so I just had to do my version of it! I do find that making cards in this style I have to back my images so you can't see all the Copic colouring on the back side of the card! Makes it a bit more fiddly as I fussy cut everything twice, but the effect is so worth it!  And another picture with a slightly more tilted angle... This card is for Allsorts Challenge Week 653 Use A Die Sweet Stampin' Challenge Anything Christmas Through The Purple Haze Challenge #187 Anything Goes LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #45 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #220 Anything Goes Alphabet Challenge R is for Red Recipe: Stamps: North Pole Collection from Paper Nest Dolls, Little Elves from Clearly Besotted Papers: Whi

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop 11th Birthday Celebrations

Good Morning lovely crafters! Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop ! In celebration of The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday on the 8th of December! This will be a two week challenge, with both teams taking part, and it's our way of thanking The Paper Shelter for sharing their wonderful images with us, and sponsoring our challenge. The theme for this special challenge is: CELEBRATIONS If you've arrived here from Dewi's blog , then you're heading in the right direction! If not, then you'll want to pop back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, because you don't want to miss out on this one. Both Design Teams are participating, showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter , and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice, as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog . For my card, I have used the gorgeous Retro Space Girl and gave her a sparkly, in