Saturday, 18 November 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Autumn Rose

Good Morning and welcome to another DT inspiration post from me for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week the DT were challenged to use yellow, orange or both on their projects. Not colours I would usually use to be honest (I tend to use yellow for summer cards and orange for Hallowe'en but rarely do I use them otherwise), but with this image those colours work really well.

I used Autumn Rose and added touches of brown to balance out the orange and yellow. I used some old patterned papers from Stampin' Up that were from an Autumn themed set really and they worked perfectly!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Rose from Ching-Chou Kuik, Background Bits from Stampin' Up

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Haiku DSP (Retired) & Greenhouse Gala DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Tangerine Tango from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil delight Ribbon Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E99, E15, E18
Eyes - E44, E47
Lips - E43, E44
Cloak - YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Dress - YR15, YR16, YR18
Jewellery - Y06, Y08, YR16
Roses - Y11, Y15, Y19, E33
Leaves - G05, G14
Dots - Y11, Y17, YR21, YR15, YR02

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other inspiration from the rest of the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Whimsy Stamps November Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to another challenge from Whimsy Stamps. This month, as always, our challenge is an anything goes one. You don't have to use an image from Whimsy Stamps to enter, but you do need to use one to qualify for the prize.

I used the adorable Beary Cute Bears for my card today - these bears are just adorable! I added lots of dots for snow as well to add to the wintery feel!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Beary Cute Bears from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Old Olive, Whisper White & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, White Molotow Paint Pen

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Trees - G24, G85, G99, YG00, E57, E59
Scarf - BG53, BG45, BG57
Bear - W00, W1, W3
Sky - B0000, B000, B00

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT this month and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

The Paper Shelter Challenge #318 Add Some Snowflakes

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, perfect for the upcoming winter season (Well winter here in the UK anyway!). It is for you to add some snowflakes to your project.

I used the adorable A Happy Winter Unicorn for my card and went with my typical wintery colour combo of blue, white and purple. Love this combo for winter cards (as opposed to traditional red and green Christmas combos).

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: A Happy Winter Unicorn from the Paper Shelter, Frosty Fairy Friends from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, White card from stash, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copics Markers, Clear Star & Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Silver Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Precious Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Snowflake Border Die from Creative Expressions, Star Dust Stickles

Copics Used:
Fur - B0000, B000, B00
Tail & Mane - V12, V15, V17
Scarf & Earmuffs - BG02, BG05, BG07
Horn - V20, V22
Sky - BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11

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 projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Faery Ink Inspiration Post - Roxie Foxy Steampunk Fae

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for Faery Ink. This time I have gone a bit steampunk and used the gorgeous Roxie Foxy Steampunk Fae and the Steampunk Sentiment which were an extra bonus in the Steampunk Party Pack.

I love steampunk images but the style of making steampunk cards just doesn't come naturally to me. I tend to use colours that are a bit brighter than steampunk "should" be, but hey that's my creative licence right?! I also rarely have any steampunk themed papers so I had a hunt for some when making this card and came up with these geometric patterned ones which I think actually work quite well.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Roxie Foxy Steampunk Fae from Faery Ink

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit (Retired) & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Summer Starfruit (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Gears Edge Die 6002/0288 & Gears Dies 6002/0287 both from Joy Crafts, Steampunk Corner Die from Cheery Lynn

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55, E57
Eyes - BG01, BG02, BG05
Lips - R85, R56, R59
Gold - YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Teal - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Hat & Trousers - E74, E77, E79
Top - E55, E57, E59
Lenses - C5, C7, C9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and do pop on over to the Faery Ink Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration and tutorials over there and why not share your Faery Ink creations in our Facebook group too.


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik November Challenge - Christmas/Winter

Good Morning and welcome to  my DT post for the new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is for you to create a Christmas or Winter project. I used an non-traditional Christmas image on my card but coloured in traditional colours and she looks pretty Christmassy to me!

Here is my Autumn Blessing in red, green and white. I used some really old patterned papers from Stampin' Up on this one as well and finally used up all the decent sized pieces so threw the scraps away. I think in all the years I have been using Stampin' Up products (including my 5 years as a demo), this is first pack of papers I have completely used up for a LONG time!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Blessing from Ching-Chou Kuik, Frosty Fairy Friends from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip & Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Precious Snowflakes Dies & Shimmering Snowflakes Dies both from Memory Box, Lace Edge Leaves Dies from Creative Expressions, Indulgence Dies from Crafter's Companion, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Magnolia, Glitter Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Eyes -  E74, E77
Dress - R32, R35, r46, R37, R39
Leaves - G82, G85
Lace on Dress - G43, G46
Berries - R59

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT for this month's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Leap of Joy

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I have used the new digital stamp Leap of Joy and the Christmas Jewel Papers and Christmas Tidings Papers too. The sentiment is from the Christmas Joyful and Triumphant Sentiments set too.

I kept this card fairly simple, so that I have another flat-ish one to post out ready for Christmas. I added a couple of holly die cuts and some gems.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Leap of Joy from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Christmas Jewel Papers & Christmas Tidings Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Holly Dies from Creative Expressions, Gems from Poundland, Star Dust Stickles

Copics Used:
Fur - E33, E35, E37, E39
Hooves & Antlers - E31, E33, E34
Inner Ear - E30, E31
Leaves - G17, YG67, G28
Berries - R56, R59, R89
Cloak - R24, R27, R29, R39
Bow - YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT this month!


Friday, 3 November 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge - White with a hint of colour Christmas/Winter

Good Morning and welcome to a new DT post from me. I applied for and was invited to join the Polkadoodles Design Team and today is officially my first post for them! I am so excited to be part of this team. I love the images that Nikky draws and the collections are just full of gorgeous papers, fabulous sentiments and lots of other pretties too, so the value of the collections is just brilliant.

For my first DT project I used the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection for this week's challenge of White with a hint of colour, although mine is a little more than a hint of colour as I used one of the Frosted Lands background images for my sky. I also used another patterned paper, the flowers and a sentiment from the collection. The image I have used is Bear Hugs, which you can buy separately too.

I used some very pale colours on my image and then added some Fluffy Stuff to her hat and boots' trim and some sparkle texture paste for the snow. A simple card, but I love how it came out!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Bear Hugs from the Octavia Frosted Wnter Collection from Polkadoodles

Papers: White card from stash, Patterned Papers from the Octavia Frosted Wnter Collection from Polkadoodles, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Fluffy Stuff from Woodware, Sparkle Texture Paste from Cosmic Shimmer

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E43
Eyes - BG01, BG02
Lips - R20, R22
Coat & Boots - B0000, B000, B00, B01
Tights - BG000, BG01, BG02
Bear - W00, W1, W3, Blender

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Polkadoodles Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT adn why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Whimsy Stamps November Release Day 2 - Beary Cute Bears Mix and Match

Good Morning and welcome to my first new release post for Whimsy Stamps this month. I used the adorable Beary Cute Bears Mix and Match by Tracy Wray, which has very similar images to the Beary Cute Bears, but the elements are separated so you can mix and match them about!

I used the bears, hat and Christmas tree on my card and made a snowy landscape scene. I probably should have printed them a bit smaller as they are a little on the large side, but I didn't really check the sizes properly! Oops! Will have another go at some point with smaller bears!

This card is also for
Aud Sentiments Challenge #192 Bingo + A Sentiment (I used the bottom row of die cuts faux stitching and ribbon)
As You Like It Challenge Christmas or Non-Christmas (I actually really love making Christmas and Winter themed cards, but only after Hallowe'en has been as I love making Hallowe'en cards and 3D projects even more!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Beary Cute Bears from Whimsy Stamps, Reindeer Games from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana (Retired), Smoky Slate, Garden Green & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, A Wintery Glow Patterned Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Coastal Cabana from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) form Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Hit The Slopes Dies from MFT, Stitched Mountain Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn, Treescape Die from Sweet Pea Designs, Icicle Stickles

Copics Used:
Bears - W00, W1, W3
Green Hat & Scarf - BG10, BG34, BG23, Bg13
Turquoise Hat & Scarf - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Star - C0, C1, C2
Baubles - B00, B01, BG01
Tree - G17, YG67, G28, G99
Trunk - E87, E89
Pot - B32, B34, B37

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT this week.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Whimsy Stamps New Release Day 1 - Penguin Three Kings

Good morning and welcome to my new release post from Whimsy Stamps. There are lots more Christmas themed images, papers and sentiments this month again. Perfect for the upcoming season!

I decided to go with a slightly more traditional card this time and used the Penguin Three Kings image. My mother in law will want this one to send to her friends, so I made it a little larger than normal.

I did colour the image before deciding on colours for the card and found it really hard to match the patterned papers to the coloured image! Note to self: check on patterned papers first before colouring!


Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Three Kings & Christmas Joyful And Triumphant Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Old Olive & Jolly Holiday Patterned Papers (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank form stash

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Feathers - C00, C0, C5, C7, C9
Feet & Beaks - YR14, YR16, YR18
Red Headdress - R24, R27, R29
Green Cloak - YG61, YG63, YG67, G28
Blue Cloak - B34, B37, B39
Purple Cloak & Hat - BV13, BV17, BV04, BV08
Yellow Scarf - Y32, Y35, Y38
Middle Crown - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Left Crown - YR21, YR23, YR24
Blue Gem - B02, B04, B06
Red Gems - R37, R39
Blue Present - B23, B24, B26
Yellow Ribbon - Y11, Y15, Y18
Green Present - YG03, YG05, YG09
Blue Ribbon - B93, B95, B99
Purple Bag - BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02 
Yellow Tissue Paper - Y00, Y02, Y04
Ground - W3, W5, W7, W9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook group and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Delicious Doodles November Challenge - Traditional Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Delicious Doodles. This month our challenge is a Christmas challenge using traditional colours and images.

I used traditional colours of red, green and white on my card with the adorable Jolly Santa image. I just had to use my Santa's Sentiments set as well.

This card is also for
Deep Ocean Challenge #167 Inspired by a Song (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Jolly Santa from Delicious Doodles, Santa's Sentiments from Creative Expressions

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Fairmont Labels Dies from Spellbinders, Icicle Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair, Beard, Moustache & Eyebrows - T1, T2, Blender
Eyes - YG5, YG7, YG99
Tongue - R20, R22
Hat - R24, R27, R29, R89

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!