Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #47 North Pole

Good morning and welcome to my post for this fortnight's challenge #47 from the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. This fortnight our challenge is called North Pole and you can interpret that however you wish - think snow, cold, winter, Christmas, Santa and so on.

I chose to use the gorgeous Rory's Christmas Tree for my card and attempted to do a Northern Lights style sky in the background with lots of snow on the ground.


Recipe:

Stamps: Rory's Christmas Tree from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

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

Inks: Old Olive, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Double Scallop Border Die from MFT, Christmas Tree Die LR0136 from Marianne Creatables, Snow Writer, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Sack & Dungarees - E31, E33, E35, E39
Red - R46, R37, R39
Coat - YG61, YG63, YG67
Tree - G99, G85, E47
Sky - BG70, BG72, BG75, YR31

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 cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too? You don't have to use an image from Lacy Sunshine stamps to join in, but we love it when you do! And don't forget the loyalty programme in which if you used a Lacy Sunshine image in the last challenge you can claim the current giveaway for free!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Have You Been Good?

Something different for my last post - another Christmas card. I always think I make enough every year, but I never do so end up making the last few right up to Christmas Eve! I haven't got anywhere near enough yet, so I had better get my skates on!

This card is for Di's Digis Challenge to make a card for a kid (I think this would be perfect for a child's Christmas card, so will go to one of my best friend's 3 children!), Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #257 Jingle Bells, Fairy Tale Challenge #105 Christmas with Animals, Crafty Ribbons Challenge #107 Animals at Christmas time with ribbon, Aud Sentiments Challenge #120 Use a sentiment for any December Holiday and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes.

And here's my card...Love these little cuties.


Recipe:

Stamps: Have You Been Good from Di's Digi Downloads, Tremendous Treats: Christmas from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, River Rock (Retired), Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Golden Star & Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pens, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Cotton Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Glistening Snow Writer, Ice Crystal Dies 1, 2 & 3 6002/2018, 6002/2019 & 6002/2020, Border Die 6002/0260 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Reindeer - E71, E74, E77, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, R46, R37, R39
Squirrel - E95, E97, E99, E08
Tree Stump - E25, E27, E29
Ribbon - YG95, YG97
Sky - BG000, BG10, BG13

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

Poppy Ethereal Enchantress

Have you seen the gorgeous new collection from Heather Valentin @Lacy Sunshine Stamps yet? She has created such a fabulous new range of beautiful fairies in various different poses and styles. I have a fair few of them, being lucky to receive a couple as part of the Lacy Sunshine DT and I also bought a few more with the flash sale that Heather had this week.

This card is for Polkadoodles Challenge #47 and In The Pink's Challenge #57 both of which asked you to make a CAS card. I don't do CAS very well - I like my layers and die cuts too much to do clean and simple, so this is as CAS as I can go! I'm also entering this into Fab 'n' Funky's Birthday Challenge Week 2 and Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #287 to use fairies.

And here she is...Isn't she just beautiful?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Poppy Ethereal Enchantress from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pixie Pink (Retired), Lucky Limeade (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pixie Pink (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vanilla Smooch, Victoria Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Pearls from eBay

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Dress - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04
Flowers - RV000, RV02, RV04
Green - YG21, YG25
Shadow- BG000

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

Falling Leaves

Sassy Studio Designs are also having a Facebook challenge, but this one is a progressive challenge, in which you have to use the given digi stamp to be able to qualify for the next challenge. This month's uses the cute Falling Leaves - a perfect Autumn image! I finally got round to colouring her up this week and made her into a card today.

This card is also for Dare To Be Sassy Thursday's Challenge #256 to use leaves, Scrapper's Delight's Challenge #36 Anything Goes and A Creative Romance's Challenge to use something old. The patterned papers I have had for at least 3-4 years if not more. They came from 2 different SU sets that I wasn't  actually that keen on once I opened them so I still have most of them left! The yellow card also retired from SU when they had their big colour renovation about 4 years ago, so quite a bit of old stuff there.

And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Falling Leaves from Sassy Studio Designs, Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun (Retired), Soft Suede, Whisper White, Woodland Walk DSP (Retired), Haiku DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tangerine Tango from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Tender Leaves Dies from Memory Box, Leaf #3 Die from Sizzix, English Roses Die LR0162 from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Boots & Green Leaves - G40, G43, G46
Coat & Orange Leaves - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR18
Jumper & Hat - V04, V06, V09
Trousers - E71, E74, E77
Other Leaves - Y23, Y26, Y28, E71, E74, E77, E95, E97, E99
Grass - YG03, YG63, YG95, G05, G94
Sky - BG000, BG10, BG11

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

Thankful For You

Simply B Stamps are having a challenge on their Facebook page at the minute. You have to use their Thankful For You Betty image, use fall colours, add lots of pleats to her skirt and bustle and use the sentiment in a frame. I thought I would have a go, although I'm not very confident in adding my own pleats. I have signed up for the clothing colouring class from Kit and Clowder, but haven't yet started so I'm not totally sure if I have the pleats in the right places.

This card is also for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #24 Grateful and for Crafty Little Fairies November challenge to not use a square. I used a rectangle for my card base, so not overly inventive, but it's still not a square LOL!

And here she is...I used purple, green and gold as my fall colours and I do quite like this combo, although it's not one I would have chosen myself.


Recipe:

Stamps: Thankful For You Betty from Simply B Stamps, Fancy Flourishes from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Rich Razzleberry Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired), Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Oval and Lacy Oval Nestabilities, Fancy Framed Tags 2 all from Spellbinders, Pearls from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Turkey - E30, E33, E35
Dress - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Lips - V01, V04, V06
Bustle - G40, G43, G46
Plate - Y23, Y26, Y28

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #337 with Bugaboo

Good morning and welcome to my post for the latest Sketch Saturday Challenge #337. 

We have one of our favourites joining us as sponsor this week - Bugaboo Stamps.


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


And here is sketch #337, designed by Debra

And here's my take on it, using Snow Globe Santa's Sled from Bugaboo. after colouring and add glitter for the snow, I covered the whole snow globe part with Crystal Effects (like glossy accents) to give it a glassy, shiny look like a real snow globe.


Recipe:

Stamps: Snow Globe Santa's Sled from Bugaboo Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Stitched Ribbon, Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Icicles Dies 1 & 2 6002/2018 and 6002/2019 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, R20
Reds - R46, R37, R39
Sacks - E31, E33, E35, E39, E13, E15, E18
Sky - BG70, BG72, BG75
Stand - E44, E47, E49

And that's all from me for ths 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 why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Art by MiRan Facebook Group Challenge #2 for November

Good afternoon and happy Friday! It's time for another challenge over on the Art by MiRan Facebook Group and this fortnight is our second challenge of the month so it must be an Anything Goes challenge.

This time I have chosen to use the newly released gorgeous Ice Skater Macy for another wintery card. I like to send out a range of traditional Christmas and non-traditional winter cards as I have lots of friends and work colleagues who do not celebrate Christmas but still celebrate the season.

I also managed to use my hardly-used ice skate stamp and die that I brought about 3 years ago and had to have, but I think have maybe used only once or twice. Perfect embellishment for this image by Art by MiRan, don't you think?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Ice Skater Macy from Art by MiRan, Wonderful Words: Snow, On Ice, Tag-Its #8 all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, White Glitter Card all from Stampin' Up, Winter Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, On Ice Die, Wonderful Words: Snow Die both from Papertrey Ink, Lace from stash, Gems from Papermania, Icicle Border Die, Icicle Dies 1, 2 & 3 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - YR31, Y21, Y23, Y26, E43
Coat - C1, C2, C3, C5
Boots - C00, C2
Jeans & Eyes - B12, B14, B16, B18
Gloves, Scarf & Earmuffs - BG10, BG11, BG13

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook Group and join in the challenge whilst you're there. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs and the chance to by our next Guest Designer for December.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post using Blue Illusion

Good Morning! Today is my first ever post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and I have a pretty, butterfly filled card to share with you all. You may recognise the image as the one I have used for my DT badge - well I couldn't not put her on a card, could I? She is called Blue Illusion and you can find her here in the Ching-Chou Kuik Etsy Store.

Isn't she just so pretty. Love all the pink and purple together too!



Recipe:

Stamps: Blue Illusion from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, In Colors DSP Stacks 2010 - 12 & 2011 - 13 (Both retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Doo-Hickey Tilda's Lace Border Die, Doo-Hickey So Wrapped Lovely Die both from Magnolia, Butterfly Die 6003/0023, Butterfly Border Die 6002/0251 both from Joy Crafts, Gems from The Works, Flowers from Hobbycraft and Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53,  E55
Lips - R20, R22
Green - G40, G43, G46
Twigs, E71, E74, E77
Butterflies  V20, V25, R81, R83, R85, W5, W7
Flowers - RV10, RV11, RV14

And that's all from me for today folks! Why not pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous inspiration posts from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge too? It's an easy one this month - add some ribbon. There are some fabulous prizes to be won too and you don't have to use an image from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps but if you do you get entered twice into the draw! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Merry Christmas from an Autumn Girl

All Dressed Up are having a DT call and although I'm not sure I'm anywhere near good enough compared to the level of their current DT, I thought I would give it a go as I totally love their images and would love to be part of their team! I am also entering this card into their Anything Goes Challenge #25.

This card is also for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, which is also an Anything Goes challenge, for Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, also an anything goes one, Live & Love Crafts Challenge #29 Favourite Christmas Combo (I have 2 faves - red, brown and white or pink, silver and white. I went with the red one on this card.) and for Creative Inspirations Challenge #29 Anything Goes (I didn't use the sketch this time).

And here she is...I used one of the Little Autumn Girls, but coloured her up in Christmas-sy colours. See my new snowflake dies! I finally caved in and told myself I needed more snowflake dies and just had to buy these gorgeous ones from Joy Crafts!


Recipe:

Stamps: Three Little Autumn Girls from All Dressed Up, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White all form Stampin' Up, Lost & Found DSP (last year's Christmas papers but can't remember their names), Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Pearlescent Card

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania, Romantic Rectangles from Spellbinders, Glistening Snow Writer, Ice Crystal Edge Die, Ice Crystal Dies No. 1, 2 & 3 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E47
Scarf & Boots - E42, E43, E44
Hat & Dress - R46, R37, R39

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

Kim's Birthday Card

It's my lovely friend Kim's birthday next week, so I thought I would use her favourite colours of turquoise and black to make her a birthday card and enter a few challenges with it too.

This card is for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #23 Anything Goes, Fab 'n Funky's Challenge #237 to make a birthday card, Digi Sketch Challenge to use food, Natalie & Amy's Challenge #26 to use stitching, faux or real (I used faux stitching), Aud Sentiments Challenge #119 to add a sentiment to a tag and for Scrapper's Delight's Challenge #35 Anything Goes.

And here's the sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge...


And here's my card - I rotated the sketch so it would fit my Birthday Girl Ellie better.


Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Cake Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley, Sew Simple Borders from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Park Bench Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Basic Black, Pool Party both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Brads from stash, Delicate Daisies Open and Complete Petals Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Star Dust Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Cake - E40, E41, E42, E47
Plate - C00, C1, C2

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