Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pretty Elvina the Butterfly

I really love all the Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet stamps and had to use another one for their challenge #93 this week, which is to use blue and green. This card is also for Creative Inspirations Challenge #278 to use flowers, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use their sketch #93 below and for the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge, which is an Anything Goes one this week.


And here she is...looks pretty in these shades, doesn't she?

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dots Pal Elvina, Polka Dot Pals Ready Faces both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (Retired), Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DSP (Retired), Retro Fresh DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pool Party Ruffle Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Circle and Big Scalloped Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Pippi Butterfly Die, Isabella Butterfly Die, Tender Leaves Dies, Precious Hearts Dies all from Memory Box, Glamour Dust, Buttons form stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - E71, E74, E77
Greens - YG21, YG23, YG25
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Aqua on wings - BG10, BG11, BG13

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by. Back to work tomorrow so I'll be back to my usual routine of mad card making at the weekends LOL

Put A Cherry on Top!

Di's Digi Challenge this week is to use animals, so I pulled out this cute digi of some mice making a m-ice cream sundae - aren't they just adorable! This card is also for Crafty Sentiments challenge, which is also to use animals, Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #251 to use pearls and Crafting When We Can's Challenge #77 to borrow a sketch. I used Lou's sketch from the Tiddly Inks Challenge #139 as a basis for my card.

And here it is....


Recipe:

Stamps: Cherry on Top from Di's Digi Downloads, Sweet As Can Be from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine, Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up, Pearl from The Hobby House

Copics Used:
Left Mouse  - E30, E31, E33, E35
Middle Mouse - E11, E13, E15, E18
Right Mouse & Wafer - E42, E43, E44, E47
Inner Ears & Feet - R20, R22
Stool - E93, E97, E99
Glass - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG93
Cherry - R35, R37, R39, E71, E77, G21, YG63
Umbrella - E71, E77, G40, G43, BG11, BG13
Ice Creams - G40, G43, E77, BV00, BV02, BV04, BG10, BG11, BG13, R81, R83, R85
Ground - E50, E51, E53

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

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #41 Use a window

I can't believe my summer holiday is slowly drawing to a close! I go back to school tomorrow for two training days and then the children come back on Wednesday. That was one fast, expensive and busy summer holiday! Anyway it's Sunday morning and that can only mean one thing...a new challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and this fortnight we are challenging you to use a window. Heather has a gorgeous collection of Secret Window images - some are cute-sy, some Steampunk/Gothic style, but all are fabulous and just perfect for this challenge!



I used the Gothic style Abby's Secret Window for mine and went for traditional Gothic colours of black and purple. This image would also be great to use for a Hallowe'en card as well.

And here she is... Isn't she adorable? I just love her big eyes!


Recipe:

Stamps: Abby's Secret Window from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, On My Couch Additions from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2010-12 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Concord Crush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star and Silver Star Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Black Roses form Magnolia, Purple Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1 from Papertrey Ink, Black Lace from local craft store

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Lips - R20, R22
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Window Frame - C1, C2, C3, C5
Wall - C00, C1, C3
Eyes - BV20, BV223, BV25
Curtains - BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08
Bow, Dress trims & Necklace - BV17, BV25, BV29
Dress - V91, V93, V95
Inside Wall - V000, V01

And that's all from me for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous DT cards and join in the fun whilst you're there too. You could win up to 5 digis for the Lacy Sunshine store or a GDT spot for our next challenge.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Treasure Your Day

I love this image from The East Wind and just had to use her for their Facebook Challenge Pirates. She was lots of fun to colour, although I'm not completely happy with her skirt, but oh well. Never mind! This card is also for Crafty Ribbons Challenge to make a birthday card with ribbon, A Creative Romance's Challenge to use Kraft card and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge which is an Anything Goes challenge, but I didn't add the twist this time.

I don't actually have any map stamps or anything remotely related to pirates, ships or sailing, so had to improvise a little and use my steampunk corner dies and made a couple of little scrolls for mini maps!


Recipe:

Stamps: Lucy Loo Pirates from The East Wind, Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Kraft from Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Gold Mirri Card from stash

Inks: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain Distress Inks from Tim Holtz, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Steampunk Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Gold Ribbon from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E13, E15, Y21, Y23
Coat & Bandana - E42, E43, E44
Feathers & Sword - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Shirt - C00
Skirt - E71, E74, E77, E79

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

You Colour My World!

I thought I would go for a  nice, bright, summery card today for A Random Fan's Challenge #13 Anything Goes, especially as our summer seems to have finished now over here in the UK. It has become quite chilly and windy this past week and I think Autumn is making an early appearance. This card is also for Through The Craftroom Door's Challenge, which is also an Anything Goes Challenge, for Inky Chicks Challenge #36 to use fairies or angels and finally for Deep Ocean's Challenge #85 to use something sweet (she's a very sweet looking angel!).

And here she is - I just had to do a rainbow background for her as well and love all these bright colours together.


Recipe:

Stamps: Gemma on Cloud Nine from A Random Fan, Happy Trails from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Brights DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E42, E43, YR31, Y21, Y23, Y13, Y15 (Couldn't get the shade I wanted today!)
Red - R35, R37, R39
Orange - YR04, YR68, YR07
Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y17
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95
Blue - B14, B16
Dress - BV00, BV02, BV04
Flowers - V04, V06, V09
Sky - BG10, BG11
Clouds - C00

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #325 with Bugaboo

Good morning! This is the last Saturday of my holidays before going back to work after my 6 week summer holiday :( But the good news is there's only 7 weeks until half term LOL!

Anyway it's time for another challenge over at the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and we have one of our favourites joining us as the sponsor this week.


The super prize offered this week is 7 Bugaboo digital stamps of the winner's choice. 


It is the 5th Saturday of the month, so that means you get to pick ANY sketch from challenges #215-324 this week!

I chose to use sketch #325 for my challenge, which was one of the first DT sketches I did. 


And here's my card using the cute Brat Bugs from Bugaboo.


Recipe:

Stamps: Brat Bugs from Bugaboo Stamps, Flower Fusion #6 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Pincushion Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny

Inks: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Calypso Coral Ribbon from Stampin' Up (Retired), Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E42, E44, E47
Ladybugs - R14, R17, C5, C7
Shoes - E42, E43, E44
Orange - YR61, YR02, YR04, YR07
Green - G02, G04, G07

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 from the DT and join in the fun too whilst you're there.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge #2 for August

It's time for the second challenge for the Art by MiRan Facebook group this month and this fortnight's challenge is an Anything Goes challenge as long as you use an image from the Art by MiRan store. I chose to do something a bit different for this challenge and used the absolutely stunning Venus digi. She truly does look like a goddess, don't you think?

I wanted to make her look like she was rising our of the sea from an oyster shell and I like it kind of looks like that. What do you think?  I used my Silhouette Portrait loads on this one!


Recipe:

Stamps: Venus from Art by MiRan

Papers: So Saffron, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon all from Stampin' Up, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Paper Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Flower Sprays fro Live & Love Crafts, Metal Heads from local craft store, Die cuts from Silhouette Portrait (base, layers, seaweed swirls, shell

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Eyes - BG01, BG02, BG05
Rock - W1, W3, W5

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 gorgeous cards from our Guest Designers this month and join in the fun whilst you're there too. Don't forget if you join in the challenge you could win up to 3 digis from the Art by MiRan store and a chance to be the guest designer for next month's challenges.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Stamping Chef #44 Anything Goes

It's time for another fun challenge over at The Stamping Chef and as always it's an Anything Goes Challenge. I used the hilarious Bungle Bunny digi for my card this week for a very early Hallowe'en card. I love these twisted, yet elegant girls! It's that "butter wouldn't melt" idea to me! LOL

And here she is... Love her sweet and innocent smile while she's strangling the poor bunny!



Recipe:

Stamps: Bungle Bunny from The Stamping Chef,  Halloween Treats and Sweets, Framed Out #6 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Oct 31 Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

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

Accessories: Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon, Sizzix Large Delicate Doilies Die from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Pearls from Papermania, Filigree Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts

Copics Used: 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E01, E21, R20
Hair - C1, C3, C5, C&, C9
Branch - E43, E44, E47
Rope - E33, E35
Bunny - R20, R22, W1, W3, W5
Dress - V91, V93, V95, V99
Eyes - BV20, BV23, BV25
Ground - C00, C1, C2


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 join in the fun whilst you're there too. You don't have to use a stamp from The Stamping Chef to join in but if you do you get entered into the prize draw twice to win 3 digis of your choice from The Stamping Chef store, so what are you waiting for?! 

 

The Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer Post #3

The Paper Nest Dolls are sponsoring Copic Marker Norge's Challenge this week and Christine asked if I would be able to make a card for them using one of the new digis she has specifically created for this challenge, both of which are available as freebies from the challenge site.

I used the cute Birthday Cake Ellie on my card and went for a nice, bright colour combo. She was so much fun to colour.



Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Cake Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Background Basics: Sheet Music, Make A Wish, Make A Wish Additions all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Sweet Taffy DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Heart Banner from La-La Land Crafts, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Frosted Lace Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Cake & cupcake case - E71, E74, E77
Reds - R35, r37, r39
Yellows - Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Christine for inviting me to share my card with you all.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer Post #2

I was recently asked by the lovely Christine from The Paper Nest Dolls if I wanted to do a couple of guest designer cards using some of her new stamps and of course I couldn't not do it! This card uses a gorgeous new Hallowe'en image - you all know how much I love Hallowe'en!

I went for traditional Hallowe'en colours - black, green, orange and purple and used my fave PATP set, Spiderweb! This is just perfect for Hallowe'en cards! Isn't she just adorable in her candy corn t-shirt and spotty skirt!


Recipe:

Stamps: Witch Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Halloween Treats & Sweets, Tiny Treats: Halloween all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSP (Retired), Frightful Sight DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up, Spiderweb Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Ribbon from stash

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - V91, V93, V95, V99
Blacks - C3, C5, C7, C9
Broom - E13, E15, E18
Yellows - Y15, Y17
Oranges - YR04, YR07
Greens - YG91, YG95, YG97
Shadow - C00, C1, C2
Bats - C3, C5, C7

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 Nest Dolls Blog and check out all the other gorgeous stamps and cards they have.