Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Walking On

Now I'm on holiday for the next 6 weeks or so, I will have loads more time for crafting, so this is today's effort. I thought I would push myself a little bit and tried the no lines technique for the very first time. I have always been worried about not being able to see what I was doing but it was actually easier than I thought it would be. I used the light version that comes with the Walking On digi as well as having the normal dark lines one next to me whilst I was colouring to check where the lines were supposed to be.

This card is for Saturated Canary's Facebook Challenge #3 which is an Anything Goes one as is the challenge from Through The Craftroom Door and finally for The Ribbon Girl's Colour Challenge for July to use aqua/turquoise.

And here she is...I'm really pleased with how her face turned out, but did get a bit sloppy with the frantage!


Recipe:

Stamps: Walking On from Saturated Canary

Papers: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Timeless Portrait DSP (Retired), Retro Fresh DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Versamark, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding from Stampin' Up, Cherish Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Brads from Papermania, Oval and Fancy Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl, Flowers from The Works,Hobbycraft, Wild Orchid Crafts and my local craft store

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E79
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13
Shoes, Ribbon & Hairbands - BG05, BG07, BG09
Socks - W1, W3 & Blender
Ground - W1, W3, W5

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

House of Cards July Challenge - Cute & Fun DT

It seems like ages since I last made a card for the House of Cards Challenge blog, but we had a long blog hop for the last challenge in June and with this term beginning, we have changed the order of the different card style teams. I am still a member of the Cute and Fun DT and it is our turn this week to post our cards for this month's challenge.

Our challenge is an easy one - add a bow or more  than one if you would like! And here's my card use a ribbon bow and two more with twine. I used the gorgeous Senorita from The Paper Nest Dolls - isn't she just so cute?!


I'm also entering this card in The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #15 Anything Goes and The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge which is also an anything goes challenge with the twist of summertime - my little Senorita is definitely dressed for summer in her fancy dress, don't you think?! 

Recipe: Senorita from The Paper Nest Dolls, Circle Celebration Pennants from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim, Coastal Cabana Twine both from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Paper Doily from Dovecraft, Pearls from stash, Circle Celebration Pennant Dies from Whimsy Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Greys - C1, C3, C5
Yellows - Y15, Y17, Y38
Aqua - BG11, BG13, BG15
Leaves- G14, 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 House of Cards Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thinking of You

Thought I would do another fairy card today and used one of my Di's Digi Downloads for their challenge this week to use dies/punches (thank you Di for choosing my card as the winner this week too!). This is also for Deep Ocean's Challenge #82 to use lots of layers, In The Pink's Challenge #48 to make either a Get Well Soon or Thinking of You card, Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #245 to use butterflies and for Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge which is an Anything Goes one.

I went for an easel card today as I haven't made one of these for ages.


And here's a slightly side view...

Recipe:

Stamps:  Fairy Izzy from Di's Digis, Polka Dot Greeting from MFT, Happy Day, Scattered Showers, Heart-2-Heart #2 all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose (Retired), Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star and Pink Glitter Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Two Tone Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Polka Dot Greetings Die from MFT, Little Butterfly Die from Wild Rose Studio, Butterflies Dies, Scalloped Border Die all from La-La Land Crafts, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and The Works, Fancy Labels Dies from Sizzix

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes, Hairband & Flowers - R81, R83, R85, R89
Collar - E43. E44, E47
Wings - RV10, RV11, RV13

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

Time to Relax

I am now officially on my summer holidays and once I get my assignment completed for the course I'm doing next week it will be time to relax! Saturdays are always a fairly relaxed day anyway and full of crafting and this card is for Crafty Ribbons Challenge #98 to use fairies and ribbon, Creative Inspirations Challenge #274 to use distressing, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use buttons, bows and bling, for Lili of the Valley's July Challenge to use at least 2 different things from LOTV (I used 3 - 2 stamps and patterned papers!) and for Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #15 Vacation Related - I think my fairy looks like she's on vacation don't you?!

And here she is...I distressed all the edges with my distressing tool and used some of my new gorgeous patterned papers from LOTV too.


Recipe:

Stamps: Water Lily, Mixed Circular Sentiments both from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Raspberry Ripple (Retired), Soft Sky, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Pastel Dreams Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Soft Sky, Raspberry Ripple both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Clear Star and Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired), Pool Party Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Large Frilly Frames #8 Dies from Go Kreate, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities all from Spellbinders, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Buttons from The Works, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E41, E43, E44
Jumper - R83, R85, R89
Skirt - R81, R83, R85
Lilies - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04
Liliypads - G00, G02, G05, G07
Shoes & Glasses - BG11, BG13, BG15
Water - BG10, BG11, BG13
Lenses - W1, W5, W7, W9
Wings - W1, W3, W5
Sky - BG10, BG11
Drink - RV91, RV93

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #319 with A Day For Daisies

Top of the morning to ya! This Saturday is my favourite Saturday of the year!Why you may ask?! Because it's the start of my 6 week summer holiday! YAY! Can you tell I'm excited?! LOL

Anyway it's time for another fabulous sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog and A Day For Daisies is back this week to sponsor Challenge #319! 


The prize this week is a $12 A Day for Daisies gift certificate.

Sketch #319 was designed by Cathy and here it is...


And here's my interpretation. I did swap the circle for an oval as it matched the border die I used and I haven't got a matching circle (if one even exists and if it does, I must buy it!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Fancy Dress Fairy from A Day For Daisies, Six Sided Sampler from Stampin' Up

Papers: Hello Honey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bright DSP Stack (Retired), Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Barely Banana (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Hello Honey Ribbon, Hexagon Punch both from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die, Oval Dainty Doily both from MFT, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Dress - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Underskirt & Flowers - YR21, YR23, YR24
Wings - Y00, Y02

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 blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge #38 Anything Goes

It's time for the A Team to post their fabulous creations on the Stamping Chef Challenge Blog for another great challenge this week. I chose to use the gorgeous Copic Alyce Fairy which Tamara designed specifically for Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder to celebrate a milestone on her Facebook group. You may recognise my coloured image as the one that is used in the shop and was also used on The Stamping Chef's promotional banner for the competition on Facebook too. So proud that my colouring of this image was so well liked by Tamara!

Anyway here's my card - isn't she just so pretty?!

Recipe:

Stamps: Alyce from The Stamping Chef, Tag Its #3 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ruffle Trim (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Lace from stash, Palace Oval Frame Die from Memory Box

And that's all from me for today 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 DT cards and join in the fun whilst you are there. Remember you don't have to use a TSC image to win, but you double your chances if you do to win the fabulous winning prize of 3 digis from Tamara's store! 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beach Life

This is the second card I made today and I went for a beach scene on this one. As it's almost the end of the school year here in the UK, I always give out thank you cards to my TAs, volunteers and cleaner for helping me out throughout the year. I also want to wish them a happy Summer, so this card is for one of them.

This is for Crafty Sentiments' Challenge Anything Goes and for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #244 to add a tag. Just could not get the skin to work properly on this one - wouldn't blend at all well and kept going all patchy. I think my copics probably need a clean!


Recipe:

Stamps: Beach Life from Crafty Sentiments, Tiny Tags, Friendship jar Summer Fillers, Up, Up & Away all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pool Party, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired), Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Dazzling Details from Stampin' Up, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder form Cuttlebug, Die-Namics Catch A Wave Border Die from MFT, Brad from stash, Clouds Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - Y21, Y23, YR31, E15
Hat & Towel Strap - E31, E33, E35
Umbrella Handle - E40, E42
Swimsuit & Flip flops - R81, R83, R85
Dots - Y15
Ribbon & Ring - R35, R37, R39
Towel & Umbrella - BG02, BG05, BG07
Starfish - YR04, YR07, YR18
Shell - YR000, YR00, YR00
Sand Dollar - YR21, YR23, Y28

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

Sweet Summertime

I made a couple of cards today, but found it really hard to get going with both of them. I think it must have been that Sunday morning feeling as they both seemed to take me forever despite not being very difficult or fussy cards! Anyway this first card is for Whimsy Stamps Challenge #72 Summertime. I thought this cute Lollipop Girl was perfect for this challenge.

I used some of my mountain of SU DSP - this packet was actually unopened and is now retired! I will be soon selling a load of my old SU stamp sets as I am not going to be a demonstrator for them any longer after this quarter - no point as I don't use their stamps any more really. I do like their card, ribbon, ink and patterned papers as it all matches, but the stamps are just not my style now and there's only so many flower stamp sets I need or want!

Anyway here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Lollipop Girl from Time for Tea Designs @ Whimsy Stamps, Tag Its #9, Friendship Jar Summer Fillers both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Retro Fresh DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: So Saffron, Coastal Cabana both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Oval and Beaded Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, 1 3/4" Limitless Layers Circle Dies from Papertrey Ink, Kits Die from Whimsy Stamps, Die-Namics Double Scallop Border Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E40, E42, E43, E44
Shorts- BG11, BG23, BG34
Socks - Y21, Y23, Y00
Shoes - YR15, YR16, YR18
T-Shirt - Y21, Y23, YR31
Lollipop - BG34

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

Very Exciting News!!!

I have some fabulous news to share with you all that I am still so excited about. I received an email from Mi Ran of Art by MiRan last week asking me if I would like to be their new Facebook Fan Page Challenge Coordinator. I still cannot believe she has asked me to join this fantastic team of designers and of course I said yes. Who in their right mind wouldn't?!

We have some fantastic ideas coming up for the challenges and we are making a few changes. Firstly we are going to be having 2 challenges each month, which gives you even more opportunity to share your fabulous Art by MiRan creations and gives you more chances at winning the digi prizes too.

We will also be inviting some of the fans from the page to join us as guest designers for each challenge as well. How exciting is all that?!

As a little thank you to both MiRan and Jackie for inviting me and for letting me join in this exciting new adventure, I have made this cute card using Bashful Belinda.


Recipe:

Stamps: Bashful Belinda from Art by MiRan, Spell It Out from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP (Retired), Bella Rose DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Inks from Tim Holtz, Copic Markers, Clear Star, Pink Gelly Roll Pens, Pink Metallic Pen

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Paper Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and The Works, Foam Spray from Live & Love Crafts, Pearls from Doodlebug, Lace from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair & Eyes - E40, E42, E44, E47
Dress & Make Up - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17

And that's all my exciting news today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook Fan Group and share your fabulous creations and join in the challenges too. July's challenge runs until the end of the month and then my challenges will start in August.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

More Fairy Magic

The current challenge on All Dressed Up #17 is to use your favourite ADU image and this fairy one is mine. It's combines two of my favourite things- fairies and butterflies! This card is also for Creative Inspirations Challenge #273 to make a card for your favourite occasion. I love making birthday cards and seeing the recipient's face when they open them.

Here's my card using another of my favourite colour combos - aqua and brown. Isn't she just the cutest?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Magic from All Dressed Up, Fantasy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DSP (Retired), In Colors 2013 - 15 DSP Stack, Fresh Prints DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Coastal Cabana from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim from Stampin' Up, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Isabella Butterfly Die from Memory Box, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Butterfly Scallops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair, Ground and Bow on dress - E71, E74, E77
Dress, Bow in hair & Butterflies - BG11, BG23, BG34
Wings & Butterflies - BG10, BG11, BG13

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