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 Nest Dolls. I love being able to combine different elements to create a scene, especially as my drawing skills are very questionable! I much prefer to colour something that someone else has drawn so it looks like what it is supposed to be! LOL



From March, I have picked my Aurora Be Fun Be You card using this gorgeous stamp from Stamp Anniething. I love this bright combo of yellow and turquoise and is one I return to time and time again! 


For April, I have picked one of all time favourite card makes - this one to represent Disney's Ratatouille using a heap of stamp sets from Lawn Fawn. This one was definitely a labour of love as I actually stamped, colour and fussy cut by hand way more than I needed to, so actually still have lots of pieces left over! 



From May's creations, I have chosen the card I made for my boyfriend's birthday using the fabulous Oddball Edgar from Stamping Bella. He loved Edgar Allen Poe and we now have a small "shrine" to him I guess you can call it - it has this card, the books of his stories and poems, the Edgar Funko Pop figure and the Bart Simpson Raven one too all together on a shelf. The Raven is one of my favourite poems too! 


For June, I have chosen one of my Paper Shelter DT cards as my favourite, using another of my favourite colour combos - hot pink, black and white! This was also the month I took over from Marie as the DT Leader for Team B and I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far! 


From July's cards, I have picked this scenescape card using the adorable Cute As ABCs from Clearly Besotted. I love this card die and have used it a few times now, but need to use it more! 



For August, I have chosen one of my guest designer cards for Sweet November Stamps. Amy asked me to join them for an early Hallowe'en release using these gorgeous Friday 13th Goth Dolls, which are just so me! I combined 3 of them in this card and had so much fun with them all.



For September, it was the return to school after the summer holidays! For this month, I have picked another DT card; this time from Stampers Delights, which I returned to back in May after Janice asked me if I would come back to the team. I am now one of her brand Ambassadors so have been doing loads of tutorials for different projects each month and this card was one for a mostly white card. 



From October's cards, I have picked my shaker card using the adorable witch image from the Miss Anya All Year Kit from The Greeting Farm. I love this set as there are so many different images to use! 



For November, once Hallowe'en was out of the way, it was Christmas card making time. I always make loads as I give loads out at work, to friends and family and my MIL always has a few too, so I need extra. For this month, I have picked this gorgeous Snow Faery card from Alicia Bel. I love doing Christmas cards in non-traditional colours and pink, white and silver is a fab combo for them! 


And finally, December! I have chosen my DT card for Digi Doodle Studios, whose team I joined in November when I applied for the Dt call and was successful. I only recently discovered these images as a friend of mine is also on their DT, so was super excited to join the team! 



If you have managed to get this far, thank you! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my favourites this year and would love to know which one was yours too! I am looking forward to seeing where 2022 takes me in my crafting journey - you never know I might actually get round to completing some of those classes I keep buying and signing up for, but never get round to doing! 

Have a fabulous New Year and I hope 2022 is a great one for you all! 

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 - E31, E33, E35, E47, E49, T0
Rolling Pin - E41, E42, E43, E71
Tree & Wreath - G14, G17, G19
Green Candy - G14, G19
Red Candy - R24, R27
Tree Trunk & Snowman's Arms - E74, E77
Snowman's Nose - YR16
Snow - N0
Plate - Y21, Y23, Y26
Other Red - R24, R27, R29
Nozzle - T1, T3, T5
Piping Bag - E50, E51, E53
Wall - R24, R27, R29, C0
Floor - E34, E35, E37, E39, E49

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon. Have a fabulous holiday! 

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 and I hope to see you all again soon! Hope you all have a fabulous day celebrating! 

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
Boots - BG45, BG57, BG49
Fur on Hats & Coat - BG000, BG10, Blender
Black Feathers - C5, C7, C(
Candy Cane - R24, R27, R29
White Feathers - C00, C0, Blender
Beaks & Feet - YR16, YR18
Holly - R46, R59, YG13, YG17, YG67

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas Day tomorrow for those of you celebrating it. And if you are not celebrating Christmas, I hope you have a fabulous day, doing whatever you enjoy doing too!

Don't forget to pop on over to the Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Group and share all your fabulous DDS creations there too! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Yeti Or Not from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Basic White, Gray Granite & Let It Snow DSP all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Gorgeous Grape from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Shadow Box Dies & Shadow Box Mountain Add On Dies both from Lawn Fawn, Aspen Snowflake Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used: 
Faces & Hands - BG000, BG01, BG02
Horns - BG02, BG05
Fur - T1, BV20, BV31
Purple Hat & Scarf - V12, V15, V17
Teal Hat & Scarf - BG45, BG57, BG49
Snowboard - BG01, BG02, BG07, BG09, V06, V09
Presents - V01, V04, BG13, BG15, BG45, BG57
Trees - E71, E74, G82, G24, G85
Baubles - V04, V06, BG02, BG05

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Woodland Snowman from Rachelle Anne Miller, Snowman Sentiments from C.C. Designs

Papers: Real Red, Bermuda Bay & Let It Snow DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' UP, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E55, E57
Red - R35, R37, R39
Turquoise - BG05, BG07, BG09
Trousers - B95, B97, B99
Lantern - T1, T2, T4
Candle - R14, R17, Y17, YR15
Glow - Y00, Y11, Y13, Blender
Snowman - BG10, BG11, Blender, YR65, YR68
Bunny - W0, W1, W2, W5
Squirrel - E13, E15, E18
Acorn - E55, E57, E77, E79
Birds - B41, B45, YR14
Leaves - BG93, BG96
Trunks - E37
Snow - BG10, BG11, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Chibi Happy Birthday from Stampers Delights

Papers: Crumb Cake, Pop of Pink DSP (Retired) & Flirtatious DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, White 12 x 12 card from Craft UK, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Doily from stash, Pearls from Simply Creative, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Calendar Tab from The Range, Doohickey Bon Voyage Swedish Lace Die from Magnolia

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E42, E43, E74, E77
Eyes - E42, E43, E47
Lips - RV11, Rv13
Dress - RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, E41, E42, E43
Top & Bottom Steps - RV10, RV11, RV13
Middle Step - E40, E41, E42, E43

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! Take care and stay safe! 

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.


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 Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Blues - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Bobble on Hat - B000, B91, Blender
Red - R24, R27, R29
Cocoa - E71, E74
Marshmallows - E50
Steam - C0, Blender

And that's all from me for this psot folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! 

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 Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - T5, T7, T9, BV08
Lips - RV14, RV17
Top - RV52, RV63, RV55, V01, V04, V06, Y21, Y23
Necklace - V01, V04, V06, FY1, Y19
Wings - BG0000, BG000, FBG2
Pink Flowers - RV55, RV66, RV69
Purple Flowers - V12, V15, V17
Yellow Flowers - Y32, Y35, Y38, YR16, YR18
Small Leaves - YG17, YG67
Big Leaves - YG05, YG07, YG09

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Are You Ready My Friend? from The Paper Shelter, Tiny Christmas from C.C. Designs

Papers: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.

Accessories: Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair & Beard - N0, N1, Blender
Fur - W00, W0
Santa's Red - r35, R37, R89
Rudolph's Nose & Collar - R24, R27, R29
Buckle & Bell - Y35, Y38
Boots, Belt & Gloves - T5, T7, T9
Rudolph - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Floor - W2, W3, W4

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As lways there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs! 


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, C1, Blender
Black Feathers - C5, C7, C9
Beaks & Feet - YR15, YR16, YR18
Red Hat & Scarf - R35, R37, R39
Green Hat - BG13, BG15, BG18
Purple Hat & Scarf - BV02, BV04, BV08
Turquoise on Scarf - BG01, BG02
Pink Present - R81, R83, R85, T0, T2, T4
Blue & Gold Present - B34, B37, B39, Y21, Y23, Y26
Purple Present - V12, V15, V17, RV21, RV23, RV25
Turquoise Present - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG000
Green & Red Present - G21, G24, G28, R14, R17
Red Present - R24, R27, R29, YG13, YG17
Tree - BG93, BG96, BG99
Baubles - R27, R29, Y32, Y35, G14, G17
Star - Y13, Y15, Y19
Sky - B24, B26, B29, B37, B39
Clouds - C00, C0, C1
Snow - BG000, BG10, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! Take care and stay safe! 

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 again soon! Stay safe and take care! 

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 Dies from Impression Obsession, Fancy Heart Border Die from Crafty Sentiments

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - RV000, RV00, RV10, RV11
Wings - C00, C0, Blender
Hearts - RV11, RV13, RV14
Cloud - BG10, BG11, Blender

PRIZES!


To celebrate Digi Doodle Studios "Cloud 9" Digi Stamp Collection, we will be giving away PRIZES the Lucky Winners:

  • ONE $25.00 Gift Card
  • ONE $15.00 Gift Cards
  • ONE FREE Digi Stamp to THREE Lucky Winners
**Gift Cards only Valid in Digi Doodle Studios**

Here's How to WIN:

Just leave a comment on each of our Designer's Blogs (list below) by 12/16/21 for a chance to win!

**We will choose 5 random winners from the comments left on each Hop Stop and announce the winners on 12/18/21 on the DDS Blog!

Enjoy the inspiration and good luck everyone!

Next on the blog hop is Helen with another gorgeous creation. Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! 

Digi Doodle Studios Blog

Dina Gerner

Catrin Goodwin

Judy Ellender VanZandt

Meghan Kennihan

Helen van der Gaag

Patsy Long

Helene Siermans Peterson

Kitty Kit

Fikreta Posavec

Melissa Goodman

Julie Anderson-Thornton

Tania Cordie

Vannessa Hasty

Helen Nile

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

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 I hope to see you all again soon! Stay safe and take care! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Christmas from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Petal Pink, Gray Granite & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Papermania, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Ultimate Graphic White Paper

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo & Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks all from Tim Holtz, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Stitched Mountain Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn, Die-Namics Hit The Slopes Dies from My Favorite Things

Copics Used:
Gingerbread House - E31, E33, E35, E37
Trees - E37, E39, YG05, YG07, YG09
Pink - RV52, RV55
Green - YG05, YG07
Turquoise - BG53, BG57
Purple - V12, V15
Yellow - Y15, Y19
Orange - YR12, YR15
Gingerbread People - E31, E33, E35

And that's all form me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! 

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

Recipe:

Stamps: North Pole Collection from Paper Nest Dolls, Little Elves from Clearly Besotted

Papers: White card from Craft UK, Let It Snow DSP & Ski Slope DSP both from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Garden Green from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Slim Scenescape Dies from Mama Elephant, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Red - R24, R27, R29
Green - G14, G19, G17
Black - C4, C6, C8
Buckles & Bells - Y23, Y26
Mrs Claus' Hair - C0, C2, C4
Apron - G17, R46, Y32
Tray - N0, N1, N2, B000, E71, E74
Santa's Beard - C0, C1, C2, Blender
Santa's Sack - E31, E33, E35, E37
Santa's Fur - W00, W0, W1
Pole - E81, E84, E87, E89, B0000, B000
Rudolph - R35, R37, R39, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Elves' Hair - E33, E35, E37
Candy Canes - R35, R37

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon! Stay safe and take care! 

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, inked background a she is flying through all the stars!


Recipe:

Stamps: Retro Space Girl from The Paper Shelter, Out Of This World from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Lemon Lime Twist (Retired), Bermuda Bay & White Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic White Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Lemon Lime Twist (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, Fossilzed Amber, Black Soot, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry & Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks all from Tim Holtz

Accessories: Unicorn Dies & Reindeer Flying Dies both from X-Cut

Copics Used:

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E97, E15, E09
Eyes - YG13, YG17
Lips - R27, R29
Turquoise - BG05, BG07, BG09
Green - YG05, YG07, YG09
Red - R14, R17, R46
Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y19
Flames - YR16, YR18, Y06, Y08
Rocket & Helmet - BG10, BG11
Clouds/Smoke - C00, C0


From here, you will need to hop on over to Linda's blog and see what fabulous creation she has made! Don't forget to leave your comment for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digis available in store!

Good Luck! Hope you've enjoyed the hop so far!

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