Wednesday, 7 December 2016

All Dressed Up New Release Post - Merry and Bright

Good  afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new releases from All Dressed Up. Wendy has released some more gorgeous images again this month and I was asked to use Merry and Bright. I decided to go with a reindeer theme for this card to match the image and made a side step card for something different.


Recipe:

Stamps: Merry and Bright from All Dressed Up

Papers: Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Reindeer Dance Edge'ables Die from Die'Sire, Reindeers Dies from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Antlers - E31, E33, E35
Red - R24, R27, R29
Trousers - E21, E23, E25, E27
Top - E30, E31, E33
Green - G40, G43 G46
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Ground - E70, E71

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the All Dressed Up blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too!

The Paper Shelter 6th Birthday Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. We are celebrating a very special 6th Birthday for The Paper Shelter on December 8th and we thought this would be a fabulous way to bring both design teams together and share our love for The Paper Shelter. It will also be a two week Challenge.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "A Special Birthday" theme, which I know is extremely popular! If you have landed here from Colette's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you won't want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website 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.

Here is my card using the gorgeous Regina in a very classy black, white and gold colour combo. I love the way she turned out and will definitely be trying out this combo again!


Recipe:

Stamps: Regina from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from the Art Deco Crafteezee Collection, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Gold Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Fairmont Labels & Fairmont Decorative Elements Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Gold Adhesive Dome Borders from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV23, BV25, BV29
Eyes - G82, G85
Hat, Coat & Boots - C5, C7, C9
Cane - W7, W9
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Shading on White - C0
Ground - W00, W1, W3

From here you will need to hop on over to Marie's blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop! Good luck and we hope you're enjoying it so far.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

The East Wind Challenge #68 Meowy Christmas

Good afternoon and welcome to my (very late) DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. I have been really run down this week and have just not had the time or energy to make my card until this morning, so apologies for this one being late! I am hardly ever late with my DT makes, but this month has just been really crazy at work, leaving little time for much else!

Anyway here is my card using the cute freebie from the newsletter, Meowy Christmas #2. Such a sweet kitty. My own cat would definitely go to sleep in a stocking if she would fit (and probably even if she didn't!).

This card is also for


Recipe:

Stamps: Meowy Christmas #2 from The East Wind, Cat Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio

Papers: Old Olive & Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts UK, Super Smooth Car from That Craft Place

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Cat - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, R81, R83
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Cord - C5, C7
Top of Stocking - W00, W1, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The East Wind Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT. 

Di's Digi Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colours

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Di's Digi Designs. This fortnight our challenge is to use traditional Christmas colours on your project. I used the adorable Jolly Reindeer Cheers, which you can find on the Christmas page here in Di's store. I went with my new favourite colour combo of red, white and kraft brown and love this one! He is just so cute!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Jolly Reindeer Cheers from Di's Digi Designs, Dashing from the Greeting Farm

Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red & Candy Cane Lane DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card base from Crafts UK

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Gems from stash, Chunky White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, White Liquid Applique, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Fur - E41, E42, E43, E44
Antlers - E43, E44, E47
Red - R35, R37, R39
Inner Ears - R20, R22

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


Friday, 2 December 2016

Art by MiRan Progressive Challenge for December

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Art by MiRan Facebook team. This month we have a cute image that could be used for wintery cards or for birthdays or any other occasion that you can think of.

To find out all the information for how you can get hold of her, head on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out the pinned post there for the details!

And here is my card. I made her into a wintery card to add another one to my Christmas card stash. I seem to have been making Christmas cards forever now, but I'm still not sure if I will have enough or not! Need to get my Christmas card list written.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: ??? from Art by MiRan, Shake It Up Polar Bears from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Winter Flurry from Card-io

Papers: Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Winter Fairies Patterned Papers from Pretty Graphik, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card base from Crafts UK 

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Create-A-Flake 3 Dies from Spellbinders, Gems from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair & Shoes - C3, C5, C7, C9
Eyes - B04, B05, B06
Jeans - B32, B34, B37, B39
Scarf - B41, B21, B24
Jumper - BV08, V12, V15, V17
Ground - W0, W1

And that's all 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 fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Faery Ink's December Facebook Challenge- Gifts

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for the new Facebook challenge from Faery Ink. This month the challenge is to make a gift or gift packaging. You could create something as a Christmas gift, a gift tag, decorate a gift bag, but it doesn't have to be a Christmas related project either, as long as you use an image from Faery Ink on it.

I used the gorgeous Gabbie Art Nouveau Fae for my project as she is just stunning and was perfect for my project. I decorated an MDF media board from That Craft Place to use as a freestanding calendar. I was inspired by something similar I saw in a local gift shop, which had a message on one side and some butterflies on the other. I wanted to create my own version of course, so asked Danny at That Craft Place to cut me some of these media boards and they are just perfect.

Anyway...here is the front of my calendar. She has been coloured in purples as this will be a gift for my fabulous friend Michele, who loves all things purple.


And here is the reverse side with the calendar on it. I changed my mind about where to put the actual calendar so now have a gap, which I think I might add Michele's name to instead.

This calendar is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Gabbie Art Nouveau Fae from Faery Ink

Papers: Smoky Slate from Stampin' Up, Lavender Garden Patterned Papers from Crafts & You Design, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: Perfect Plum Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Decorative Scalloped Edger Die from Joanna Sheen, Calendar Tab from Papermania, Media Board from That Craft Place

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV11, BV13, BV17
Eyes - B01, B04, B06
Lips & Gems - V04, V06
Plum - V91, V93, V95, V99
Lilac - V20, V22, V25
Gloves - T1, T4, T6
Frame - C00, C0, C1, C2, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
Sceptre - Bv25, BV29, BV04, BV08

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 Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Craft Box Design Team Post - Mini Envelope Album

Good afternoon and welcome to a new DT post for me. I applied for the Craft Box DT post ages ago and will admit I actually forgot that I had done it until the lovely Anna added me to a Facebook group just for the team. With everything else going on at work, it had completely slipped my mind, so was a lovely surprise to find out I had made the team!

Anyway I got my box of goodies this week and thought I would have a play and do something a little different for me! In the box were 4 pearlescent mini envelopes and I knew I wanted to use them somehow to make a mini album. After browsing on Pinterest I decided to make this cute album.

I used lots of goodies from the box including the patterned papers, flowers, pearls, charm, gem, washi tape/stickers and envelopes of course.

Here is the box closed...


And opened... I added a couple of tags on the inside folds to add some journaling to.


And with the inserts showing the washi tape/stickers, to which photos or more journaling could be added. A completely different style of project for me, but I had lots of fun playing around creating this one! 

This mini envelope album is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: None! 

Papers: Early Espresso from Stampin' Up, Patterned papers & White card both from November 2106 Craft Box

Inks: None! 

Accessories: Early Espresso Twine from Stampin' Up, Border Stitch Die CR1250 from Marianne Designs, California Collection Tag Die from Creative Expressions, Flowers, Pearls, Gem, Key Charm, Lock Charm, Filigree Metal Plate & Envelopes all from November 2016 Craft Box

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 Box Facebook Group where you will find lots more inspiration using this month's Craft Box. 



Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Glitter

Good morning and welcome to my final GDT post for Crafty Sentiments. I have been a Guest Designer for the last 6 months and that time has just flown by, but it is now time for me step down from the team and say a big thank you to both Celine and Suzette for inviting me to join them and for asking me to stay on the team. Unfortunately I just don't have time to keep going with so many design teams at the minute as my workload at school seems to just be getting heavier and heavier! I seem to be spending much more time at home marking than I ever did before :(

Anyway this week's challenge is to use glitter, so we want to see lots of it on your project. I used lots of glitter paper on my card this time.

Here is the card closed... You can see all the glitter here really well on the striped paper and all the snowflakes.


And here it is open with the gorgeous Prom Dress all dressed up for a wintery ball! You can't really see very well here, but the pale blue layer of her dress is covered with silver and clear gelly roll pens and white gel pen to add some sparkle there too.


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Prom Dress from Crafty Sentiments, Christmas Sentiment Tags (Digi version) from Lili of the Valley, Winter Flurry from Card-io

Papers: Soft Sky & Night of Navy both from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Paper from Poundland, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Cardboard Patterns from M & C Boutique

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver and Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Triptych Card Art Template & White Gesso both from Dutch Doobadoo, Shimmering Snowflake Dies & Snowflake Corner Die all from Memory Box, Snow Flourish Die from Wild Rose Studio, Gems from Papermania, Ribbon from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44
Navy - B34, B37, B39
Light Blue - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02
Snow - C0, B0000, B000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects 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!


Monday, 28 November 2016

The East Wind New Release - Aurora Flower Garden

Good evening and welcome to my new release post for The East Wind. Huge apologies that I am so late with this release, but I have been so busy with work for the last couple of weeks and end up falling asleep by about 8pm a lot of the time. I actually managed to stay awake until about 9:30 today! If work was a little less stressful during the day it would help heaps!

Anyway here is my card using Aurora Flower Garden, which I coloured up in traditional Christmas colours and made her into a quick and simple card. Just shows how these images can be used for a variety of occasions!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Aurora Flower Garden from The East Wind

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

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Gold Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Poinsettia Dies, Happy & Christmas Word Die Sets all from Britannia Dies, Gold Pearl Pen from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E74, E77, E79
Red - R24, R27, R29
Top - YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Leaves - G24, G28, G29
Background - G40, G43

And that's all from me for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the East Wind Facebook group for even more inspiration from the DT and why not join in the challenge there or on the blog as well. As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration post - Poinsettia Fairy

Good Morning and welcome to a last Ching-Chou Kuik inspiration post for the month of November! I got a FB memory pop up on my phone the other day for when I shared my very first DT card for this blog and it was dated 2 years ago! I cannot believe how quickly that tie has gone and I can't believe I have been on this DT for that long. Thank you so much to Kym for having me!

Anyway on to my card...I used the gorgeous Poinsettia Fairy for this one and used up some old papers with poinsettias on and my new poinsettia dies. I kept it fairly simple as I wanted her to really stand out!


Recipe:

Stamps: Poinsettia Fairy from Ching-Chou Kuik

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

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Poinsettia Dies, Happy Word Set Dies & Christmas Word Set Dies all from Britannia Dies, Gold Pearl Pen from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Skirt - E44, E47 E49
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Green - YG93, YG95, YG997
Wings - G82, G85, YR31

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 projects from the DT this week and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there - there are still a few days left for you to enter!