Monday, 11 December 2017

Sherri Baldy My Besties Img775 Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls

Good Morning and welcome to a non-Christmas post from me. It feels good to not be doing Christmas cards as that should mean that I have finally made enough to send out to all my family and friends! This card uses one of the new images IMG775 from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Stamps - the adorable Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls collection. I do love my fairies and this one is just so cute!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Img775 Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls from Sherri Baldy, Magic Sampler from Paper Smooches

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Chocolate Chip & Quatrefancy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

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

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up, Icicle Stickles, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Wings & Tights - BG10, BG11, BG13
Flowers & Lips - R81, R83, R85
Leaves - BG93, BG96
Mushrooms - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Windows - Y11, Y13
Butterflies - BG53, BG57, BG78
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05
Grass - BG93, 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 My Besties Creative Hangout group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not share yours whilst you are there too?!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge for December - Birds

Good Morning and welcome to my DT Challenge post for the new Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge. This month our challenge is for you to use birds on your project - any kind of bird really! You could use penguins or robins for this time of the year, or you could use one of the gorgeous images from Ching-Chou Kuik that uses a range of birds. You can find all her bird images here.

I used the gorgeous Dark Lilies for my card to make a birthday card that I will be needing very shortly! I haven't done a completely pink card in absolute ages so thought I'd best do one last one before the year is out!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Dark Lilies from Ching-Chou Kuik, Pegasus Duo from Avery Elle

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Summer Patterned Papers from Creative Crafting World, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Pearls from The Works, Doily from my stash, Lace from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R22
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - YG21, YG23, YG25
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Nails - RV52, RV63
Flowers - RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69
Stems & Leaves - YG05, YG09
Bird - V12, V05, V06, V09, YR14, YR15
Background - 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 Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and 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?!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge Week #49 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Polkadoodles. This week, as always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

I used another of those gorgeous images and papers from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection and decorated a gift bag to make my Christmas gift wrapping a bit easier. (I hate wrapping presents as I am pretty rubbish at it, so I much prefer putting them in some tissue paper inside a pretty bag.)

This image is Frosted Spines - how cute is that sweet, little hedgehog?! The sentiment is also from the same collection. There are so many fabulous sentiments and other embellishments included in this huge collection!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Frosted Spines and Sentiment both from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection from Polkadoodles

Papers: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Other White Card from stash, Patterned Papers from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection from Polkadoodles

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Icicle Stickles, Kraft Bag from The Works, Flower Punch from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - E27, E29
Violet - V12, V15, V17
Coat & Hat Stripes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Toggles - E71, E74
Boots - BG01, BG02, BG05
Sky - B12, B14, B16, B18
Hedgehog - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Snow - BG0000, BG000, BG10, 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 Polkadoodles 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?!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Christmas Wish Sentiments

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I am using the sweet, little robin from the Christmas Wish Sentiments set. I went for an icy blue, white and red combo this week and just love how this one came out. I also used the papers from Winter Wonderland and Accents of Winter. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Trimmings set.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments and Christmas Trimmings both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Marina Mist & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Winter Wonderland & Accents of Winter Papers from Whimsy Stamps,Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up,Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas

Copics Used:
Robin - R22, R24, R27, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, Blender
Log- E71, E74, E77, E79
Hat - R24, R27, R29
Leaves - G82, G85
Snow - B000, B00, B01, Blender
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B01, 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 Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out all the other fantastic projects from the DT.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Paper Shelter 7th Anniversary Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. This hop is in celebration of The Paper Shelter reaching their 7th Birthday on December 8th. This hop will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!

If you have landed here from Patsy'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'll not 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 commentator a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

I decided to use the adorable Emily for my card. Love her sweet face! I have to say it made for a refreshing change making a non-Christmas card as I have been making those for weeks now in preparation for the big day. I have a few more to send out this year as I have moved jobs, so have my new work colleagues to send to as well as some of the old ones!


Recipe:

Stamps: Emily from The Paper Shelter, Pegasus Duo from Avery Elle

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz & Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Range, Banner Die from N Craft Design

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Eyes - B00, B16, B18
Lips - R81, R83
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Blue - B000, B00, B01, B02
Brown - E31, E33, E35
Top - C1
Leaves - YG05, YG09

From here you will need to hop on over to Natascha'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 I hope you're enjoying it so far.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sherri Baldy My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies Letter to Santa IMG 770

Good Morning and welcome to my post sharing one of the gorgeous new images from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies collection. This image is just adorable and is called Letter to Santa! I just love it! The snowflake sequins are actually iridescent, but came out pink with the camera's flash, so they look weird in the photo, but much better in real life.

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Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies Letter to Santa IMG 770 from Sherri Baldy, Holiday Mini Tickets from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Crumb Cake & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Create & Craft

Inks: Real Red & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Mini Envelope Die from Creative Dies, Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Envelope - E40, E41, E42, E43
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Leaves - 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 My-Besties Creative Hangout~Digi Stamps & More group on Facebook and see all the amazing inspiration there and why not share your projects too.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Faery Ink Ophelia Holly and Bows Fae

Good Morning and welcome to another of my Faery Ink posts. I had a completely different project planned for this week, but fell in love with November's One Day Fae Giveaway from last week so changed my plan. If you missed her as the One Day giveaway, you can find Ophelia Holly and Bows Fae here in the etsy store.

I decided to go a little more vintage than usual and used some patterned papers that I got free from a craft show I went to last month. I used my snow globe stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and kept it fairly simple as this shape of card cannot take too much weight as it flops over!

A completely different colour combo from what I would normally use (gold is not a colour I often go for), but I really like it! The actual card base was white, but it didn't look right with the patterned papers, so I sponged Tea Dye Distress Ink all over it and it looks much better I think!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Ophelia Holly and Bows Fae from Faery Ink, Reindeer Games from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: White card from stash, Gold Mirror card from Dovecraft, Patterned Papers from Crafting Live pack, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Tea Dye Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Snow Globe card Art Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Red - R35, R37, R39
Green - G24, G46, G28

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 all the other fabulous things that Amanda posts on there too.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Santa's Helpers

Good Morning! I hope you have enjoyed all the new release projects from the Whimsy Stamps Digital Team this weekend so far. I have another cutesy project to share with you using Tracy Wray's Santa's Helpers Sentiment set. I also used the Christmas Ginghams Papers and Christmas Gingham 2 Papers on this one.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Santa's Helpers from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Christmas Ginghams & Christmas Gingham 2 Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Create & Craft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: None!

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Outfit - R24, R27, R29
Tights - G40, G43, G46, G28
Belt - W5, W7, W9
Buckle & Bell - Y23, Y26, Y28
Presents - R14, R17, R24, R27, R29, R35, R37, R39, R56, R59, G02, G05, G14, G17, G21, G24, G28, G40, G43, G46, G82, G85, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG21, YG23, YG25
Ground - 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 Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT for this month's new releases!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Penguin Carollers and Christmas Wish Sentiments

 Good Morning! I cannot believe it is December already and with that it is also the last digital release for Whimsy Stamps of 2017! Today I am sharing with you an adorable image called Penguins Carollers, designed by Crissy Armstrong. These penguins are definitely one of my fave collections that Crissy draws and I think we can all agree they really are the cutest, most adorable penguins around!

I also used the Christmas Wish Sentiments along with the Christmas Gingham 2 Papers from last month's release.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Carollers & Christmas Wish Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Christmas Gingham 2 Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Card blank from Create & Craft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Feathers - C0, C1, C2, C5, C7, C9, Blender
Beaks & Feet - YR23, YR24, YR27
Tongues - R05
Red - R35, R37, R39
Green - YG95, YG97, YG99
Fur on Hats - W00, W1, W3
Songbooks - E40, E41, E43
Snow - B0000, B000, C00, C0
Sky - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

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 projects from the DT for this month's new releases!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Delicious Doodles December Challenge - Christmas Non-Traditional

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Delicious Doodles. This month our challenge is another Christmas one, but this time we want you to use non-traditional colours or images on your project.

I used the gorgeous Angelique for my card and went with an icy colour scheme of white, lilac and turquoise. Love these really cool colours together.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Angelique from Delicious Doodles, Reindeer Games from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Contemporary Christmas Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon & Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Charm from stash, Icicle Stickles, Snowflake Border & Corner Dies from Creative Expressions, Snowflake Punch Die form Marianne Design

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BV00, V22, V25, V28
Eyes - B34, B37
Eyeshadow - V01, V04, V06, V09
Lips - V01, V04, V06
Bracelets & Earring - V12, V15, V17
Top - B01, B02, B04, B06, B16, B18, B37, B39
Fingernails - BG01, BG02
Wings - B000, B00, B01
Dots - BV20, BV0000, B000, B01, BG02

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 this month's challenge whilst you are there too?!