Friday, 20 January 2017

Sherri Baldy's My Besties New Release - Scan0124 Moon Dance

Good Morning and welcome to my new release DT post for Sherri Baldy. This time I am showcasing the gorgeous Scan0124 Moon Dance. Isn't she just beautiful?! I really couldn't decide on which papers to go for as I didn't have much that matched the blue of the sky that I coloured, so instead I went with colours that coordinated rather than matched and really love how the image pops out on this one!

Unfortunately you can't tell in the photo, but all the stars and her wings are covered with clear Wink of Stella. I really wish I could get that to show up in the photo without the main image looking funny! LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Scan0124 Moon Dance from Sherri Baldy, Sun, Moon, Stars from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pool Party & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns from DecoTime, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from stash

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Winter Wishes Circle Stars Die 6002/2042 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - YR31, Y21, Y23, E31, E33
Wings - RV00, RV52, RV55
Dress - RV14, RV17, RV19
Sky - B12, B14, B16, B18
Flowers - RV11, RV13, RV14
Leaves & Eyes - G43, G46
Moon & Cloud - C00, C0, C1

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the My Besties Color & Create Group on Facebook and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT with this month's fabulous new releases! 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new One Day Fae giveaway from Faery Ink. This month we have a really cute Valentine's faery for you - isn't she just adorable? I had to go with lots of pink and red on this cutie and added some glitter to the hearts too.

This card is also for

Recipe

Stamps: Doodlebug Valentine's Lollipop from Faery Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride, Real Red & More Amore DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Heart-2-Heart #3 & #11 Dies all from Papertrey Ink, Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 from Joy Crafts, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E29
Eyes - G40, G14, G17
Dress - RV10, R81, R83, R85
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Wings - R35, R83, RV000
Ground - E30, E31, E33

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink Blog and check out Amanda's post on how you can get a hold of this gorgeous cutie for free!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Sherri Baldy's My Besties New Release - Mermaid Fish Bowl

Good evening and welcome to a DT post from me for one the fabulous new releases from Sherri Baldy. This gorgeous mermaid in a fish bowl is just beautiful and I had loads of fun colouring her up! A few under the sea themed die cuts finished her off perfectly.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Scan 0120 Mermaid Fish Bowl from Sherri Baldy, Seashells by the Seashore from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana (Retired), Gumball Green (Retired), Tempting Turquoise & Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts UK, Under The Sea Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon & Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (both retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from stash, Die-Namics Catch-A-Wave Die from MFT, Under The Sea Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Ocean Corner Die from Joanna Sheen, Bubbles & Seaweed Dies 6002/0496 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Tail - BG32, BG34, BG23, BG75, BG53, BG57
Eyes - B16. B18
Coral & Fish - R20, R22, R24
Seaweed & Leaves - BG93, BG96, BG99
Flowers - YR21, YR23
Chest - Y21, Y23, Y26, E55, E57, E59, E96, E99
Starfish & Shell - YR15, YR18
Coils & Shell - Y15, Y19
Flowers - V01, V06
Rocks - W3, W5, W7
Ground - T1, T2, T4
Water & Bubbles - BG10, BG11, BG13
Bowl - C00

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Colour It - Create It - Show It Off! Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT with this month's new releases.

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Floating Pearls

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week the DT are all making projects that are mostly blue in colour. I chose to use the gorgeous Floating Pearls for my card and made a shaker card using some clear bead things I bought in the Boxing Day sales.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Floating Pearls from Ching-Chou Kuik, Little Mermaids from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Twinkles DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Acetate from stash

Inks: Marina Mist from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sequins from The Range, Clear Beads things from The Works (I think!), Seaweed and Bubbles Dies 6002/0496 from Joy Crafts, Die-Namics Catch A Wave Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B34, B24, B37, B39
Eyes - B23, B24, B26, C9
Pearls & Earring - BG57, V04
Sea - B0000, B000, B00, B02

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 gorgeous creations form the DT and why not join in our challenge, Use Something New, whilst you are there too?!

You can also join in the fun even more at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Art by MiRan January 2017 Progressive Challenge

Good afternoon and welcome to my post for the very final progressive challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. There are going to be some changes coming up for Art by MiRan early this year and one of them is the end of the progressive challenge after 2 years. I cannot let you know just yet what those changes will be, but be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook group to find out in the coming months.

But anyway on to this month's fabulous image, Lady Emma. To find out how to get a hold of her, head on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out my pinned post there. As this is the last progressive challenge, I just had to colour her up in my fave pink colour combo!

This card is also for
As You Like It Favourite Hair Combo (I love this shade of brown as depending on how much you use of each colour it can range from really light brown to really dark!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Lady Emma from Art by MiRan, Everyday Grungy Messages from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Blushing Bride & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Cardboard Patterns Patterned Paper from DecoTime

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E84, E87, E89
Dress - RV32, RV34, E04
Bright Pink Flowers - RV11, RV13, RV14
Pale Pink Flowers - RV10, R81, R83
Bubbles - BG000, BG01, BG02
Grass - BG93, BG96, BG99

And that's it from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #276 Ribbon and/or Lace

Good morning and welcome to the first challenge of the new year from The Paper Shelter. The challenge is easy this time - just add some ribbon and/or some lace and enter your card or project. I love using both lace and ribbon and my cards very rarely have no ribbon on. I probably have enough of the stuff to start my own ribbon shop!

Anyway onto my card....I used the stunningly beautiful Grace and combined her with some really, really, really, old patterned papers from Stampin' Up that I found whilst having a clear out of some old crafting stuff during the holidays. These have 2003 as the copyright date on them! LOL

This card is also for
Deep Ocean Challenge #146 Anything New (My image is a new one for me)

Recipe:

Stamps: Grace from The Paper Shelter, Welcome to This World Greetings from Joy Crafts

Papers: blushing Bride, Marina Mist & Tickles DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace and doily both from stash, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Beaded Flowers from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E23, E25, E27
Dress - B21, B23, B24, B26
Pink on Outfit - R81, R83, R85
Cushion - RV10, RV11
Trim on Cushion & Fan - B91, B93, B95
Vase - B41, B45
Leaves - YG95, YG97, G99, G29
Chair - B34, B37. B39
Table & Chair - E13, E15, E18
Ground - E70, E71, E74
Wall - RV0000, RV000, RV00

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 gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

The gift voucher

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge - Use Something New

Good Morning and welcome to the first challenge of the new year from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. We are hoping that Santa brought you some new crafting goodies for Christmas or that you treated yourselves in the sales as our challenge is to use something new. Nice and easy!

I used the gorgeous Wintry Night for my card, but coloured it up in spring colours instead of wintry ones. In my bid to use up more of my old stash I pulled out some really old Stampin' Up patterned papers for this one and added my new die and ribbon to the card.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Wintry Night from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sweet Friend Bobunni Floral Collection from Crafter's Companion

Papers: Wild Wasabi & Berry Bliss DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, Silver Spice at You Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Pearls from stash, Ribbon from The Range, Graceful Lace Trim Die from Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Eyes - G40, G43, G46, 100
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Wings - RV000, R00
Gloves & Dress Trim - C1, C2, C3
Unicorn - BV31, BV23, Blender
Mane & Tail - RV10, R81, R83
Unicorn Eyes - V20, V25, V28, 100
Trees & Leaves - G94, G99
Tree Trunks - E44, E47
Grass - G40, G43, G24, G46
Flowers - R81, R83, V25, V28
Clouds - C00, C0, C1
Sky - 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 Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cprojects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?1 As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Birthday Celebrations

Good Morning and welcome to a special birthday celebration post from me, for the lovely Ching-Chou Kuik, who is celebrating today. The DTs from both the challenge blog and the Facebook group have all joined together to help Ching-Chou celebrate her birthday in style. We have all made a tag using the gorgeous Magic Wish and here is mine...

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Recipe:

Stamps: Make A Wish from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It In Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie & Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pacific Point & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim & Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Driftwood dies 6002/0495 from Joy Crafts, Under The Sea Dies from La-La Land Crafts. Ocean corner Dies from Joanna Sheen, Seashells & Seaweed Dies from Sweet Dixie, Wavy Stripes Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, Y21
Eyes - YG11, YG13, YG17
Lips - RV66, RV69
Tail - RV00, RV52, RV55, Y32, Y35
Top & Tail Trim - Y32, Y35, Y38
Butterfly - Y35, RV52, RV55, C7
Stars - Y19
Sand - E50, E51, E53, E55, Y21
Sea - BG02, B02, BG45, BG15, B04, BG05, BG07, BG57, BG18, BG09
Seaweed - BG96, BG99

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 Facebook group and check out all the other DT's gorgeous creations and why not join in the birthday celebrations whilst you are there too?!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Many Thanks Stamp Anniething

Good morning and Happy New Year! Let's all hope that 2017 is a better year for us all than 2016 was. I have a few New Year Intentions (I don't call them resolutions as I am not trying to resolve anything, but intend on doing different things. This way I change my mindset and hopefully won't feel like a complete failure if I don't achieve them!).

Mine include to read more than last year (not necessarily a set number of books, but more than the 65 I read in 2016), to colour more just for fun and to complete more of my Kit and Clowder classes. I would love to hear what yours are.

Anyway onto my card. I did this one just for fun! Great start to my new year intentions right?! This image, from Stamp Anniething was a freebie in the Kit & Clowder Facebook group ages ago and I only just got round to colouring her in and although she is meant to be a representation of Anna from Frozen, I chose to colour her in my colours as I am not a fan of that film. I usually love all things Disney, but that film is pants in my opinion and just shows what a spoilt brat Elsa is! LOL

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Brooke as Anna from Stamp Anniething, Say It With Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake & Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Coastal Cabana from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Fanciful Trim Die & Rhodes Die both from Creative Expressions, Banner Die from Joanna Sheen, Diamond Stickles, Pearls from Crystal Stickers

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - B12, B16, B18
Dress - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Cape - R32, R35, R37, R39

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop back later on for my crafting 2016 post and check out all my faves from the year!

Saturday, 31 December 2016

The Craft Box Let It Snow Canvas Trilogy

Good afternoon and welcome to my second project using the December Craft Box. In the mad run up to Christmas I completely forgot to do this project and then found these 3 small 7 x 5 inch canvases when having a tidy up of some old crafting stuff and knew what I wanted to do with them straight away.

Using a mixture of baby blue, pearl ice blue and blanc acrylic paints, I painted a random background before adding some snowflake die cuts along the edges and corners and then covered all the edges with Snowtex to give each canvas a snowy texture.




I added lots of goodies from the December Christmas Craft Box including the Christmas Tree Sniparts and that gorgeous snowflake Snipart frame, both of which I painted white. I used the snowflake glass stickers in each corner and then added lots of the beaded snowflakes and gems everywhere.


On the centre panel I added the gorgeous Snowflake Suzanne from Art by MiRan, also adding some Snowtex around her. I added some of flowers, pine cones and berries to this canvas as well, covering them all again with more Snowtex. I love that stuff!


I then finished off each canvas using lots of Stickles glitter on all the die cuts,, just to make it really sparkle and although you can't see it well in the photos,the shimmer from the paint and the sparkle from the gems and glitter glue make this project really shine. These will look fabulous as part of my Christmas/winter decorations.


This project is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Snowflake Suzanne from Art by MiRan

Papers: Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Baby Blue, Pearl Ice Blue & Blanc Acrylic Paints all from Docrafts

Accessories: Snowflake Border & Corner Dies & Peeking Snowflakes Dies both from Creative Expressions, Winter Die 6002/2033 from Joy Crafts, Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Swedish Ice Stars Dies LR0123 from Marianne Designs, Snowtex, Diamond Stickles, Gems from Papermania, Glass Snowflake Stickers, Flowers, Berries, Pine Cones, Snipart Snowflake Frame, Snipart Christmas Tree and Beaded Snowflakes all from The Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - E74, E77, E79
Dress -  B32, B34, B37, B39
Wrap - B01, B02, B04
Flower - BG000
Background - 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 Craft Boxers Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and fans and why not share your own projects whilst you are there too?!