Sunday, 25 February 2018

Nurse Marci Says Get Well Soon

My very close friend Jayne is very very ill at the moment and I am going to see her on Thursday as she finally feels up to having visitors after being ill for almost 3 weeks with pneumonia. I just had to make her a get well soon card using the adorable Nurse Marci from La-La Land Crafts. Isn't she just adorable?!

I don't have any dies for get well cards and I couldn't be bothered to dig my cameo out and faff around with that for a couple of little ones, so I made a clipboard using one of my dies instead.

This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way To Add A Sentiment (I love printing or stamping a sentiment in colours to match my papers and then layering them on die cut frames or mounted on coloured card to match the rest of the card)

Recipe:

Stamps: Nurse Marci from La-La Land Crafts

Papers: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar (Retired), Basic Grey, Subtles DSP (Retired) & Sending Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Baker's Twine (Retired) & Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Heart Charm from stash, Heart Pearls from Hobbycraft, Tagged Rectangle Die from Verve Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Lips & Cross - R35, R37, R39
Dress & Blue on Hat - B91, B93, B95
Shoes - B95, B97, B99
Clipboard - E25, E27
Apron & White on Hat - C0, C1, C2, Blender
Stethoscope & Clip on Clipboard - C3, C5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Free Spring

Good afternoon and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik today. Huge apologies that my card is so late in the day! I honestly thought I had created this card and written my blogpost and when I checked in my planner this morning, the image was still in there uncoloured! Argh! I am usually very organised, but being on holiday last week meant I was not! Just glad today is Saturday and I can leave the school work until tomorrow! 

Anyway on to my card. I used the gorgeous Free Spring for the week's inspiration and used some new mermaid themed patterned papers as inspiration for the colour combo as well. 

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Free Spring from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Bermuda Bay (Retired) & Berry Burst both from Stampin' Up, Mermaid Tales Patterned Papers from Kaisercraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Craft Creations

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Berry Burst Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Star Dust Stickles, Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Layered Scalloped Posy dies from Heartfelt Creations, Faux Quilled Blooms Dies from Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Eyes - BG02, BG07
Lips - RV17, RV19
Top - RV52, RV55, RV17
Tail - BG11, BG34, BG23, BG15, YG01
Armband & Earrings - RV10, RV11
Flowers - RV63, RV66, RV69
Leaves - YG63, YG67
Butterflies - RV63, RV66, RV69, Y32, Y35, E49
Ropes - BG96, BG99
Sky - BG000, B00, BG01

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 our monthly challenge, All You Need Is Love, whilst you are there too?! As always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Faery Ink - Birds N Bees Spring Tomte Nisse Gnome

Good morning everyone and welcome to another post from me for Faery Ink. I am sharing another one of the adorable Spring Tomte Nisse Gnomes today - this time it is the turn for the Birds n Bees Gnome. How sweet is this image?

I decided to use some brighter colours this time and to make a shaped card for a change. I do love this flag shape - it adds a lot of space without being too big and bulky.


Recipe:

Stamps: Birds n Bees from the Spring Tomte Nisse Gnomes Bundle by Faery Ink, Scattered Showers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Sunny Side Up Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flag A5 Shape Art from Dutch Doobadoo, Weather Forecast Dies from Joanna Sheen

Copics Used:
Nose - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Beard - C0, C1, C2
Hat - G14, G05, G17, B14, B16, B18
Beehive - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Bees - Y13, Y19
Tulips - R24, R27, R29, G99
Birds - B41, B21, B45
Grass - G14, G85, G94, G99
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and do pop on over to the Faery Ink group on Facebook and share all your fabulous Faery Ink projects there!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Make A Splash!

Good morning and welcome to another post from me. I was on my half term holiday last week and although my other half was very poorly I had a very relaxing week off. I spent a lot of time colouring, crafting, playing WoW (World of Warcraft for those who don't know what that is) and sorting out my clothes and shoes in the second bedroom! I also managed to squeeze a fair bit of swimming time in too, which I haven't been able to do for a couple of weeks for various reasons.

Anyway....this is one card I made using some stamps I coloured up for the 30 day colouring challenge, which I managed 18 days of this time! I used my new Distress Oxide inks for the sea on this one and sprayed them lightly with water to activate the ink (or whatever you call it). Although the effect is subtle, I really liked it. Definitely going to be buying more of these and learn more about what I can do with them!

And my bubbles were made with my new Nuvo Glitter Drops - I now know why everyone raves about these! These are fabulous and the dots stayed in perfect bubble shapes too! Much better than other glitter glues I have tried!


Recipe:

Stamps: Audrina Make A Splash from Stamp Anniething, Year Six from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Gumball Green (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & Champagne Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers from Echo Park

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Broken China & Salty Ocean Distress Oxides & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink all from Tim Holtz, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Seaweed Dies from eBay, Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Aquatic Mist Gllitter Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Mermaid 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Eyes - B04, B05
Tongue - R20, R22
Tail - YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18
Top - V04, V06
Starfish - YR04, YR07, YR09
Pearls - BG34

Oysters
Faces - YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR01, R21
Pink Shell - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Purple Shell - BV11, BV13, BV17, BV08
Yellow Shell - Y32, Y35, Y38, Y26

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Fading Hearts

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik today. I decided to use the gorgeous Fading Hearts image this week from the Valentine Love Fairy set and as I am trying to use up some old stash (to try and make some space but I think it will take me a very very very long time to do that!), I used some older patterned papers from Lili of the Valley's NitWit Collections from when they used to sell them years ago!

I love the softer colours in this collection and have also found that NitWits sell these papers as a digital download too, so I might have to buy those for when I need to add more to this paper pad!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Fading Hearts from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Crumb Cake & Blushing Bride both from Stampin' Up, Country Meadow Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc

Accessories: Precious Hearts Dies from Memory Box, Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set & Doily both from Martha Stewart, Pearls from Hobbycraft, Star Dust Stickles, Sentiments 3 Dies from Spellbinders, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine from Stampin' Up, Heart Charm from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - B21, B24, B26
Dress - E41, E42, E43, E44
Pink - RV32, RV34

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 our monthly challenge, All You Need Is Love, whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 7 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Polkadoodles. As always our challenge is an Anything Goes one. I decided to use this cute image and some patterned papers from the new Winnie Celebrations 2 Collection. This image is really sweet, don't you think?

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Winnie Celebrations 2 from Polkadoodles

Papers: Midnight Muse (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Card from stash, Patterned Papers from Winnie Celebrations 2 from Polkadoodles, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Midnight Muse Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Head In The Cloud Dies from Die'Sire, Die-Namics Stitched Cloud Edges from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Dress & Hairband - Y32, Y35, Y38
Basket - E31, E33, E35
Balloon - YG11, YG05, YG13, R81, R83, R85, BG000, B00, BG01, BG02
Clouds - C00, C0, C1, 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 creations from the DT for this challenge and why not join int he fun whilst you are there too?!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Guest Designer Post

A little while ago I was invited to be a guest designer for the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge blog and of course I said yes! Their stamps are just adorable and I love the Polka Dot Pals images. I chose to use the newly released sweet Jacinda and coloured her up using one of my favourite colour combos - red, aqua and brown.

I also used the Polka Dot Pals Add On Faces to add some more features to her face as my drawing skills are not that great! Love this addition to these images as you can give them all sorts of different facial expressions.

I thought the sentiment went really well with this image as she looks like she is making a big gesture with her hands there!

This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way to Add A Sentiment (Love stamping mine as I can then match the colour of my inks to my patterned papers, card and coloured image!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Jacinda & Polka Dot Pals Add On Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Birthday Bash Sentiments & Little Labels both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E47, E49
Eyes - E42, E43, E44
Teal - BG000, BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Red - R24, R27, R29
Ground - E41, E42, E43

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thank you to Kathy and the rest of the Little Miss Muffet stamps team for inviting me to join them for this month's customer appreciation day. I loved using this image! Don't forget to pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps 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?!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Paper Shelter Challenge #326 - Decorate It

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Decorate It, so we would love to see you add lots of embellishments and layers to your project.

I used the adorable Pixie Caramel Macchiato and went for a green and dark brown combo with a touch of pink. Unfortunately I coloured the image before thinking about what papers I had to go with it, so had to spend ages finding some and I do think these my country style papers work well!

I added lots of layers, which is my usual style anyway, along with some extra stamped images as embellishments, some ribbon and some solid colour gems, which I think are my new favourite embellies!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Pixie Caramel Macchiato from The Paper Shelter, Signature Greetings II & Heart-2-Heart #1 both from Papertrey Ink, Frame It from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz & Spice Cake DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake & Pretty in Pink (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Glaze Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland, Floral Muse Doilies from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Eyes - E21, E23, E25
Wings - G40, G43, R0000, R000, R00
Top & Hair Clip - R81, R83, R85
Skirt & Soles of Boots - E71, E74, E77
Tights - R000, RV10, R81, R83, R85
Glasses, Belt & Boots - G82, G85
Cup - G40, G43, G46, E44, E47, E49, E40, E41, E42, E43 
Cupcake - E53, E55, E57, E59, E44, E47, E49, G40, G43, G46
Ground - E40, E41, E42, E43

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 rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fantastic prizes to be won!

The gift voucher

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Love Ya Berry Best Friend

Good afternoon! I thought I would share with you all a card I made this morning using my new Sweet Friends stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn. I have made this for my "berry" best friend Michele, who loves anything and everything purple, so it just had to be in her favourite colour as well.

I had lots of fun playing around with these cute little stamps and trying out faces and the arms and legs as well. I attempted to create a three toned background for the images and sentiments as well using three different inks and I love the blend of colours too.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Friends from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Verity Rose Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Pale Plum (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Friends Dies & Love Ya Line Border Die both from Lawn Fawn, Ribbon from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Gems from Poundland, Scalloped Border Punch from EK Success, Frame Die from Amazon

Copics Used:
Strawberries - YG63, YG67, R35, R37, 100
Heart - R32, R35, R37
Froyo - V12, V15, V17, V91, V93, V95
Donut - E21, E23, E25, V01, V04, V05
Cupcake - V22, V25, V28, V0000, V000, V01

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Polkadoodles Pancake Heaven

Good afternoon and welcome to an extra post from me for Polkadoodles. Nikky has just released this cute new set of girls with their pancakes and a great range of sentiments too. I used some patterned papers from the Works and Play 9 collection and added a few embellishments including a spoon die I found in my stash!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Pancake Heaven & Pancake Sentiments both from Polkadoodles

Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Work and Play 9 Collection, Crad Base from Create & Craft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon (Retired) & Early Espresso Baker's Twine both form Stampin' Up, Spoon Charm from Crafteezee Collection, Flowers from Craft Box, Stitched Square Dies from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Dress & Bow - R81, R83, R85, R89
Shoes - E25, E27, E29
Heart - Y02, Y04, Y08
Flower - RV10, R81, R83, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y19
Syrup - Y23, Y26, Y28
Lemon - Y02, Y04, Y06, Y08, Y18
Pancakes - E30, E31, E34
Plate - E59
Strawberries - R35, R37
Ground - E41, E42, E43
Background - E41, E42, E43, Y000

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 Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT or alternatively check out the Pancake Heaven gallery here.