Monday, October 20, 2014

House of Cards October Challenge - Use a Punch and/or die

Welcome to another challenge from the House of Cards Challenge blog. This month we are challenging you to use either a punch or a die, or if you feel like it use both! I did! I recently bought some of the gorgeous KennyK digis and pulled one out for this challenge. Love these funky girls! They are just perfect for the Cute and Fun team!

And here she is in one my fave colour combos, pink and grey... I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Set for my card base and borders and then added some flower dies in the corners as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: All That from KennyK, Film Strip Sentiments form Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Basic Grey, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Pink and Grey Pearlescent card from stash, Be Mine Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Daisy Flower Topper Dies from Spellbinders, Brads, Button and Ribbon all from stash, Baker's twine from Doodlebug

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - R00, R11, R12, R14
Dark Pink - R81, R83, R85
Grey - T1, T4, T6

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the House of Cards Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you are there too.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fabulous Ballgown Ellie

I just had to play along with The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #21 this fortnight for the chance to be their guest designer, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I used the gorgeous Ballgown Ellie for this card and wanted to do her in some different colours to my usual pink. I found a pad of virtually unused papers in turquoise, teal and grey and went with those colours and really love this combo!

This card is also for Crafty Sentiments challenge to use things that begin with "G". I have girl, glamorous (I think she is anyway), Glitter pen and grey card.

And here she is...I added lots of sparkle to her hair as she all glammed up for a night out.


Recipe:

Stamps: Ballgown Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Island Indigo, Basic Gray both from Stampin' Up, White from stash, Journey Patterned Papers from Authentique, Silver Pearlescent Card, Turquoise Pearlescent Paper both from local craft store, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Island Indigo from Stampin' Up, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (Retired), Island Indigo Satin Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Flourish Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Brads from Papermania, Delicate Daisies Open Petals Die from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Vintage Borders Swirl Leaves 6002/0163 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Dark Turquoise - BG07, BG09, BG18
Light Turquoise - BG01, BG02, BG05
Bow - C00, C1, C2

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

Happy Birthday All Dressed Up

It's All Dressed Up's birthday and to celebrate they are giving away a fabulous freebie image to see in their birthday blog hop. Well seeing as I love these stamps so much, I just had to join in and add this card to their current Anything Goes challenge as well.

I went for a pretty, soft colour combo for this one and love how it came out. I did take off the number part of the digi as I don't know any little girl with an upcoming birthday so left it without for a generic birthday card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Girl Freebie from All Dressed Up

Papers: So Saffron, Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Sweet Afternoon Patterned Papers from Teresa Collins, Copics X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Pleated Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Scalloped Square Nestabilities, Filigree Corner Die, Heart Banner Die both from La-La Land Crafts, Doily from Dovecraft, Pearls from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Dress - Y21, Y23, Y26
Cupcake - Y21, Y23
Plate & Ground - C00, C1, C2

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Evanora for your special day!

I won the last challenge on Sassy Studio's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday, so I just had to  join in again this week! Challenge #251 this week is to use black with either purple, orange or green - I went with purple. This card is also for A Random Fan's Challenge #16 Anything Goes, Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes Challenge, Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #3 to use shimmer and sparkle, for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #258 to use feathers (my image has feathers on her cloak and head!), for Kraftin' Kimmie's Saturday Challenge Anything Goes and The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes with the optional of using your favourite technique. I love doing fussy cutting and using die-cuts and ribbons!

And here she is...can you see all the shimmer on her cloak? After colouring it in black, I went over with a clear star gelly roll pen and it is so sparkly in real life!


Recipe:

Stamps: Evanora from Sassy Studio Designs, Celebrations Circle Pennants from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Whisper White, Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Circle Pennants Die from Whimsy Stamps, LR0108 Ribbon Flower 1 Die form Marianne Creatables, Delicate Daisies Open Petals & Complete Petals Dies both from Sue Wilson @ Creative Expressions, Palace Oval Frame Die from Memory Box, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair & Cloak - C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress - V91, V93, V95, V99
Feathers - BV02, BV04, BV08

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

Thanks A Bunch

Seeing as I won Di's Digi Challenge last time, I thought I would dedicate this card to her to say thank you for the 2 winning digis I received! This week at Di's Digi Challenge, the challenge is to use mystical creatures, so I just had to pull out one of my fairy digis for this one. I love my fairies and have them all over the place! This card is also for Papertake Weekly's Super Fly challenge to use something that flies, In The Pink's Challenge #55 to use spots and stripes, Krafty Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge and Sketch & Stash's Challenge #149 to use the sketch below.


And here's my take on this sketch...My old stash is the ribbon which retired from Stampin' Up years ago and the digi is one I have not used before so I guess that counts as new! 


Recipe:

Stamps: Daisy Fairy from Di's Digi Downloads, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Country Meadow Patterned Papers, Always & Forever Patterned Papers both from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crumb Cake, White Chalk Marker both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Notch Corner Punch (Retired), Beautiful Wings Embosslits all from Stampin' Up, Pearls from Crafty Stickers, Sweet Lovely Lace Doo-Hickey Die from Magnolia, Frosted Lace Stickles

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E40, E42, E43, E44
Dark Pink - R81, R83, R85
Light Pink - RV10, RV11, RV14
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67

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

Madison Goes Christmas Shopping

I recently bought some of the fab KennyK images after winning some in a challenge a while back. I can feel another addiction coming on with these though! So anyway I thought I would pull one out for a few challenges, mostly Christmas ones and although this image is not technically a Christmas one, Madison is going shopping so I guess it would work!

This card is for KennyK's Challenge #182 Christmas, Fab & Funky's Challenge #233 Christmas, Polkadoodles Challenge #42 Christmas Fun and Inky Chicks Challenge #40.



Recipe:

Stamps: Madison Attitude from Kenny K, Stocking Prints from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip,Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Ruby Red (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Old Olive Twill Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Faux Quilled Blooms Set by Sue Wilson @ Creative Expressions, Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair & Boots - E25, E27, E29
Hat - YG91, YG93, YG95
Jeans & Green Bag - YG93, YG95, YG97
Reds - R27, R29, R39
Blues - B91, B93, B95
Ground & Brown Bag - E42, E43, E44

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #332 with Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good Morning and welcome to another week at Sketch Saturday!

Back with us this week, as our wonderful sponsor is Bunny Zoe's Crafts


The prize this week is £10.00 to spend in the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Store - fabulous prize!


Here is Sketch #332 designed by Debra.


And here's my take on it. I thought I would practise some big hair on this one and am pleased with how it came out. 


Recipe:

Stamps: Pretty Head Rachel from The Greeting Farm, Banner Blast from Stampin' Up

Papers: Primrose Petals, Real Red, Whisper White, More Amour DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Primrose Petals, Real Red, Pool Party all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Pink Glitter Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: None

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (Skin would not blend properly today despite cleaning my pens before I started! Grrr! So irritating! She just looks a bit tanned, I think.)
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Red - R24, R27, R29

And that's all from me for  this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards by the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #125 Orange and Black

Good morning and Happy Friday. I've not had a good few days this past week or so with a nasty bout of tonsillitis and then a horrible toothache! But everything is on the mend now thank goodness, just in time for a weekend of crafting fun!

Anyway it's Friday so that means another fantastic challenge from the Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge blog. This fortnight we are challenging you to use orange and black on your cards. Traditional Hallowe'en colours, but I think I have enough Hallowe'en cards made now, so thought I would do something different, so you could all see this colour combo doesn't just have to be for Hallowe'en.

I used a cute image I got from the internet, courtesy really from my card making club kids at school. They wanted to use some Frozen, Moshi Monsters and Moxie Girls images on their cards, so I had a look on the internet for some free images for them and found these Moxie Girls ones which were really cute, so I printed myself some.

And here she is....She's a cutie, isn't she?


Recipe:

Stamps: Moxie Girl image free from the internet

Papers: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Card base from Crafts Unlimited, Halloween Prints, Black and White Basics both from Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Basic Black Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pippi Butterfly Die, Isabella Butterfly Die both from Memory Box, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Gems from Papermania, Flower from stash and Petallu, Glitter Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Medium Scallop Border Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Orange - YR02, YR04, YR68, YR07
Trousers & Trims - W3, W5, W7, W9

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Paper Shelter Challenge #178 Monsters or Mythical

Good Afternoon! It's time for another fabulous challenge from The Paper Shelter and this week week we are challenging you to use monsters or mythical creatures such as unicorns, mermaids, fairies etc. I decided to go for some monsters using the fabulous Monster Pet Shop. This image is so cute and I thought it would work well for an alternative birthday card.

I used lots of bright colours in this one and kept it fairly simple this time. I had no suitable monster related sentiment in my arsenal of stamps, so I die cut with one with my Silhouette Portrait instead.


Recipe:

Stamps: Monster Pet Shop from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding from Stampin' Up, Card Candi from Craftworks Cards, Die Cuts from Silhouette Studio

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair & Red Monster - R24, R27, R29, R59
Tables - C3, C5, C7, C9
Bird Table - T1, T4, T6
Fish Tank Stand - W3, W5, W7
Ground - W1, W3, W5
Green Monster - YG21, YG23, YG25
Blue Monster - B14, B16, B18, BV08
Purple Monster - V04, V05, V06, V09
Fish - RV23, RV25, RV29
Water - BG10, BG11, BG13
Turquoise Monster - BG02, BG05, BG07
Orange Monster - YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18
Dress - Y13 Y15, Y17, Y38
Lettering - Y15, Y17
Brush - Y26, Y28
Wall & Paper Sign - E50, E51

Phew that was a lot of Copics! And that's all from me for today 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 join in the fun whilst you're there too. And remember there are always some fantastic prizes to be won too! 


The Stamping Chef Challenge #51 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous challenge from The Stamping Chef. This week, as it is every week, is an anything goes challenge. I used the smexy witch, Broomstick Bella for a slightly saucy Hallowe'en card!

Isn't she just gorgeous? The papers are some of my new stash as well - Masquerade Party by Teresa Collins, enabled by my lovely friend Vicky, who had used some on one of her cards and I just had to have it too!


Recipe:

Stamps: Broomstick Bella from The Stamping Chef, Halloween Treats & Sweets from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Masquerade Party Patterned Papers from Teresa Collins, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Spooky Hemp Cord from Lawn Fawn, Halloween Wood Veneers from Jillibean Soup, Black Diamond Stickles, Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders to make the mask for the moon

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Broom - E30, E31, E33, E35
Purples - V12, V15, V17
Pumpkin Cut Outs - C5, C7, C9
Oranges - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR18
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Stamping Chef Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too. Remember you don't have to use an image from The Stamping Chef to join in, but you double your chances of winning if you do!