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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Crafty Sentiments. This week our challenge is the old favourite, Anything Goes. I used the gorgeous Isobel Roses stamp for my card and went for my fave pink and brown combo! Isn't she just beautiful?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Isobel Roses from Crafty Sentiments, Thank You from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP (Retired) & In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Lace fro from Marianne Designs, Thank You Dies from Clearly Besotted, Little Bitty Bird Additions Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Roses - RV21, RV23, RV25
Leaves & Grass - YG61, YG63, YG67
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 Crafty Sentiments 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?!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #345 Magic

Good Morning and welcome to my GDT post for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Challenge #345. The theme this week is magic - an easy one. You could use witches, fairies, wizards, dragons, anything magical!

I used the gorgeous Tabitha for my card, an old stamp set, but one of my faves as she is just such a cutie! I decided on a different colour combo for a change and love this bright yellow and teal one! I do love my pink, but tend to get in a rut by using it all the time, so it's good to break out and try something different now and then!


Recipe:

Stamps: Tabitha from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay & Flirtatious DSP all from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon & Holiday Ornaments Dies both from Stampin' Up, Star Border Frame Die 6002/0362 from Joy Crafts, Starry Die from Verve Stamps, Star Garland Die CR1280 from Marianne Creatables, Seeing Stars Dies from Papertrey Ink, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E50, E21, R20
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Dress, Bow & Shoes - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Tights - Y32, Y35, Y38
Ground - E40, E41, E42

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the design team and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Dance of Butterfly

Good Morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I have used the gorgeous Dance of Butterfly which you can find here in the Dancing Mermaid Trio.

I used lots of goodies from the July Nautical Collection from Crafteezee on this card too. If you haven't seen these craft collections, pop on over to Tracy's Noor Design UK store and have a look. There is absolutely tons of stuff in the collection and well worth the money! I love the papers we got too and think I might have to buy some more!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Dance of Butterfly from Dancing Mermaids Trio from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Coastal Cabana (Retired) & Pacific Point both from Stampin' Up, Summertime By The Sea Patterned Papers from Maja Design, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Everything is from the Crafteezee Collection

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30, BG0000, BG000
Hair - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Eyes - B24, B26, B29
Tail - B01, B02, B04, B05
Belt, Top, Armband Trims & Tail Trim - Bg32, BG34, BG13
Inner Armbands - BG45, BG49
Butterflies & Headdress - V12, V15, B23, B24
Butterfly Bodies - W7
Moon - C00, T1, T2
Sea  - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Sky - B14, B05, B06, B18, 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 Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog every day this week for more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and why not join in our monthly challenge, Neutrals, whilst you are there too?!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Paper Shelter Challenge #260 Birthday Wishes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. We have been away having a summer break, so I hope you have all had a lovely time crafting away. I know I did as well a visiting London to do a bit of touristing, shopping and seeing The Lion King! It was absolutely amazing, although the trip cost me a fortune. I love London, but if I lived there I would be either very fit from all the walking everywhere or skint as it costs so much! LOL

Anyway, onto the card and challenge. this week we are challenging you to create a project celebrating birthday wishes! Nice and easy one I think!

I used the gorgeous Holiday Time! for my card. I wish I had lived in the 1960s and been part of the hippie movement. Love the clothes and I would have loved an original Beetle, not the new ones. They're just not the same, but I don't want an old one now as they don't have all the mod cons that my Mazda has! LOL

I created a faux step card for this one for something different to do.


And here is a side view so you can see the folds a bit better...


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Recipe:

Stamps: Holiday Time! from The Paper Shelter, Say It With Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Isabella Patterned Papers from MicheleR Designs, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, 

Accessories: Pistachio Pudding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Amazon, Doily Lace Edge Punch from Martha Stewart, Edge Flowers Die 6002/0315 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44
Eyes - B02, B05
Top - G02, G05, G07
Jeans - B21, B23, B24, G14
Leaves - G02, G05
Car - G0000, G000, G00, G02
Bonnet, Surfboard & Headlights Trim - RV0000, RV000, RV00
Headlights - Y11, Y15
Flowers & Bumper - Y21, Y23
Umbrella - B02, B04, B05
Wheels - C2, C3, C5, C7, C9
Windscreen - C00, C1
Ground - T1, T2, T4,T6
Grass - G02, G14, G05, G07
Sky - Bg10, BG11, 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 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?!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

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's digi stamp, Arielle & The Will O' The Wisps, is just gorgeous. There used to be a cartoon in the UK when I was a kid called Willo The Wisp and I loved it. It was all about a fairy and some creatures living in the woods and was narrated by Willo. Here is a link to the first episode if you want a look!

Anyway onto my card. I thought I would use Alyce Keegan's May Create & Learn class for this image as I cannot draw trees for the live of me and I really wanted her to be in the woods. Oh well she still looks fabulous in the nighttime sky! Loved this technique, although it drained a lot of my Copics colouring it all!

As the background has hints of pink and purple in it, I went with a pink and purple scheme using this new colour card from Stampin' Up. Might be one of my newest faves! Shame they only release them for 2 years at a time!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Arielle & The Will O' The Wisps, Pretty Peonies from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Purple Pearlescent from Anna Marie Designs, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Vintage paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Spica At You Pen, Clear & Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Double Loop Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, YR20, E21, E11, BV23, R11
Hair - RV52, RV63, RV55, V05
Eyes - BV20, BV23, BV25
Lips - Rv63, RV66, RV69
Top - BV00, BV01, BV02
Wings - BV0000, BV000, BV00, V000, V01
Flower - V04, V05, V06, V09
Sky - B12, RV55, BV17, V17, B39, B99
Will O' The Wisps - YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03

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 to find out how you can grab this gorgeous fae for free!

Monday, 15 August 2016

The East Wind Challenge #61 Paper Piecing

Good Morning and welcome to my new DT post for the new challenge from The East Wind. This fortnight our challenge is for you to use paper piecing on your project. In case you are not sure all that means is that part of your image should be stamped onto patterned paper, cut out and added to your image.

To do mine with a digi stamp (which I have never done before), I printed the Diva Lisa You image onto paper first, then cut a piece of patterned paper slightly bigger than the area I wanted to be paper pieced and attached it with double sided tape before printing it on the same sheet again. I just had to peel off the patterned paper, cut it out and add it to my image which has been printed onto card. Love that she has a dotty coat!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Diva Lisa You from The East Wind, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White & All Is calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Lost Lagoon from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen

Accessories: In Color Sequins (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Ice Crystal Border Die 6002/2021, Ice Crystal #1 Die 6002/2019, Ice Crystal Die #2 6002/2018 * Ice Crystal Die #3 6002/2020 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Eye - YG61, YG63, YG67
Lips - R24, R27, R29
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Belt & Cuffs - BG32, BG23, BG34
Skirt - BG70, BG72, BG75
Shading on coat - 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 East Wind 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!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Good afternoon and welcome to my final post for this week's new releases from Kraftin' kimmie Stamps. I saved the best one for last! This one is my namesake, Vanessa Vampire, and she is just gorgeous.


I created a box card for her so I could create a little haunted house/graveyard scene with her and she has turned out brilliantly, I think!



And a view from the side so you can see all the haunted house and ghosts die cuts a bit better.


This card is also for
Sweet Stamping Challenge Use Your Favourite Stamp (This is my favourite of the new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release)

Recipe:

Stamps: Vanessa Vampire from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Real Red, basic Black, Sahara Sand & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Eerie Patterned Papers from Basic Grey, X-Press It Blending Card from Copic, Acetate Sheet

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Silver Spica At You Pen

Accessories: Mini Bats Dies from Impression Obsessions, Haunted House & Spiderweb Dies both from Yvonne Creations, Make A Card #8 Dies from C.C. Designs, Die-Namics Spooky Scene Dies from MFT, Spiderweb Border from Memory Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E01, E21, R11
Hair - W5, W7, W9, V04, V06
Eyes - YG13, YG07, YG17
Inner Cloak - R35, R37, R39
Horns, Belt & Gemstone - R14, R17, R46
Top - V04, V05, V06, V09
Trousers - V04, V05, V06, W5, W7, W9


Saturday, 13 August 2016

Di's Digi Designs Challenge Fun Folds

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight we are challenging you to use fun folds on your project - that can be interpreted as which way you like. There are so many different styles of cards with many different folds that you could use.

I used one of my Dutch Doobadoo templates to create this swing card using the gorgeous You're Fairy Sweet, which can be found on the Daisy page here.


And here is a close up of my colouring... Isn't she gorgeous?! 


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Recipe:

Stamps: You're Fairy Sweet from Di's Digi Downloads

Papers: Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Soft Suede & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Craft Collection Patterned Papers from Papermania, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Lace from local market, Gems from Poundland, Floral Border Die 6002/0476, Butterfly 2 pcs Dies 600/20390 & Open Heart with Butterfly Dies 6002/0381 all from Joy Crafts, Cherry Blossom Die from Memory Box, Swing Card No 6 Card Art Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55, E57
Dress - B41, B21, B45
Bear - E70, E71, E74, R30
Branch - E31, E33, E35
Flowers - R30, R21, R32
Leaves - YG21, YG23, YG25
Pink of Wings & Tights - R81, R83, R85
Blue on Wings - B12, B14
Butterfly Body - E74, E77
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 Di's Digi Designs 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!

Kraftin' Kimmie New Release - Owl-oween

Good Morning and welcome to another fantastic new release from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today I am sharing with you Happy Owl-oween, a gorgeous set with 3 cute little owls all dressed up for Hallowe'en. This set also has some great owl related sentiments and some cute accent stamps, such as the stars and ghosts on my card.




I used lots of the different stamps in the set to create this scene. Love this set!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Happy Owl-oween from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Old Olive, Basic Black & Witches Brew DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' UP, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner

Accessories: Basic Gray Striped Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Masquerade Party Enamel Dots from Teresa Collins

Copics Used:
Trick or Treat Owl - E81, E84, E87, E89
Witch Owl - E71, E74, E77, E79
Vampire Owl - T1, T2, T4, T6
Owls' Feet & Beaks - YR15, YR18
Cape & Hat - C5, C7, C9
Inside Cape - R17, R46
Hat Band - V04, V05, V06
Broom - E23, E25, E27, E29
Ghosts - C00
Stars - Y13, Y19
Pumpkin - YR04, YR07, YR09
Grass - YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Sky - W00, W1, W3, W5

This is the other set being revealed today, Harvest Blessings, but I haven't had time to make a project with it yet.





Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Petals of Rainbow

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik this week. I chose to use the gorgeous Petals of Rainbow for my card this week and used some of my old Stampin' Up patterned papers with her to make myself use a different colour combo, as I always tend to reach for the pinks when it comes to using pretty flowers. I love this blue, green and vanilla colour combo!


Recipe:

Stamps: Petals of Rainbow from Ching-Chou Kuik, Say It with Style from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze (Retired) & Springtime Vintage DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' UP, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Baja Breeze (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Decorative Circular Frames Dies from Sweet Dixie, Circle Nestabilities, Crea-Best-Lies Extreme No. 2 Dies from Crealies, Leavenworth & Cascadia Butterfly Trio Dies both from Memory Box, Roll Up Roses Dies 6002/0472 & 6002/0473 both from Joy Crafts, Willow Twig #1 Die from Crafts & You Design, Very Vanilla Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Leaves & Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Flowers - B91, B93, B95, B97
Dress - B23, B24, B26
Butterfly - B41, B45, E50, E51, E53, E59
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 Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog every day this week for more fabulous inspiration from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge, Neutrals, whilst you are there?!