Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blossom Breeze

I love this image by Art by MiRan and just had to use her today for the latest Art by MiRan Challenge #4 Anything Goes. I just love her gorgeous long hair and beautiful dress - reminds me of what an elven princess should look like! This card is also for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #232 to use die cuts and punches and for In The Pink's Challenge #42 to use a digi stamp image.

And here she is...I added a few die cut flowers and then lots of punched flowers to add to the Blossom Breeze!


Recipe:

Stamps: Blossom Breeze from Art By MiRan

Papers: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Rich Razzleberry both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Bird Song Patterned Papers from First Edition

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Glaze Pen

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3, Little Bitty Bird Additions Dies, Heart Border Die all from Papertrey Ink, Bitty Punch Pack, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Heart Embossing Folder from Crafts Too (I think!), Gems from stash, Doily from Dovecraft

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Dark Red - R56, R59
Pink Flowers - R21, R11
Leaves & Eyes - G94, G99

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

Mary had a Little Lamb

I totally love this image from Wee Stamps and thought I would use it for a last Easter card. I always seem to print these Wee Stamps images too big for some unknown reason so they take up most of the card. Need to learn to get the sizing right and play around with them before actually printing onto my Copic card.

Anyway this card is for Whimsy Stamps' Challenge #70 Anything Goes and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Happy Easter. And here she is...


I attempted to colour the lamb in with lots of little dots and furry swirls and I really like how it came out. Not perfect yet, but getting there! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Mary from Wee Stamps, Compact Sentiments Part 1 from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: So Saffron, Ballet Blue(Retired), Whisper White, Bashful Blue Prints DSP (Retired), So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Buttons from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01 R20, R30
Hair  - YR31, Y21, YR21, Y26
Flowers - Y21, YR31, Y26
Hat - E31, E33, E35, E37
Boots - E55, E57, E59
Blues - B32, B34, B37
Crook - E42, E43, E44
Grass - G40, G43, G46
Greys - W1, W3, W5

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #306 with A Day for Daisies

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another fabulous sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge blog!

A Day For Daisies is back this week to sponsor us for this week's challenge #306! 
The prize this week is a $12 A Day for Daisies gift certificate.

Sketch #306 was design by Debra


And here is my reasonably CAS card using the My Tower digi from A Day For Daisies. Isn't she just adorable?!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Tower from A Day For Daisies, Asian Fusion from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Sweet Sorbet DSP all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar Stretch Ruffle Trim, In Color Boutique Details both from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Wall - W1, W3, W5
Dress & Butterflies - YR00, YR02, YR61

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Carefree Elise

I recently bought some Make It Crafty digis with the discount you get from Alyce Keegan's Skin and Hair Colouring class that I signed up for (and haven't done very much of to be honest. Still waiting on some reinkers to arrive so I can carry on with them!) and thought I would enter their challenge with one of my new stamps today. Their challenge #8 is split into 2 halves - an easy colour challenge to use turquoise and purple and a more difficult one. I went for the easy option, mostly because I don't have a printer at home so couldn't print out the digi I wanted to use on some other paper.

And here's my card using Carefree Elise. Such a pretty image!



Recipe:

Stamps: Carefree Elise from Make It Crafty, Flower Fusion #8, Mini Blooms both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Regals DSP Stack (Retired), Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired?) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Die-Namics Double Scalloped Border Die from MFT, Tag 2 Die from Crafty Sentiments, Gems from The Works, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair -E42, E43, E44
Turqouise - BG01, BG05, BG07
Purple - BV11, BV13, BV17
Ground - E40, E41, E42

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fairy Nuff

It's time for another challenge #25 at The Stamping Chef and another Anything Goes one. I love these ones as they take no thinking! LOL And whilst I'm on holiday from work I don't want to be doing too much thinking! This card is also for Color Throwdown's Challenge #288 to use this bright combo and for Creative Inspirations Challenge #261 to use lots of layers.

Just adding in a quick thank you to both The Stamping Chef and Creative Inspirations Design Teams for choosing my card last week to be a winner for their challenges.


And here's my card. I attempted to do green hair and although it's not a perfect match for the Gumball Green papers, it's not too far off and I actually really like it! You can't really tell in the photo, but I covered her wings with glamour dust and they have just the right amount of sparkle!


Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Nuff from The Stamping Chef, Fairy Certain Sentiment from Kith and Kin

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired), In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, White card for sentiment from work (no idea what brand!), Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Tafetta Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border and Oval Dainty Dies both from MFT, Corner Die from Marianne Creatables, Paper Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Glamour Dust

Copics Used: 
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair-G00, G02, G05, G07
Wings - G000, G00, G02
Eyes  - G05, G07
Outfit - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Ribbon and Belt - C1, C3, C5

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

All Dressed Up In Pastels

All Dressed Up's Challenge #13 this week is Spring and can be either Spring colours or flowers, so I used both. I also used Sketch and Stash's Challenge #137 for the layout. Most of my stash is reasonably new except for the butterfly stamp set which was one of my first purchases from Papertrey Ink about 5 years ago and one I always go back to as it's such a perfect butterfly set!


And here's my take on this sketch...The yellow looks a lot bright than it is in real life. It's much softer, but the light wasn't great when I took my photo and this is the best I can get out of it for now until I can take another one in the daytime tomorrow.


The flourishes under the butterflies was a trick I found on the internet yesterday and yet it is so simple I have no idea why I have never heard about it before! Stamp your flourishes in Versamark ink then add Liquid Pearl or glitter dots for a perfectly shaped flourish! Simples! My own flourishes always go wonky and never curl properly - ingenious idea!

Recipe:

Stamps: Party Girl 02 from All Dressed Up, Mini Blooms, Butterfly Dreams, Fancy Flourishes all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Versamark

Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim from Stampin' Up, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Circle  and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - Y11, YR31 Y21, E55
Peach - YR00, YR61, YR02
Green - G40, G43

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

The Paper Shelter Challenge #154 Spring Is Here

It's time for another The Paper Shelter challenge today and have we got a good one for you this week - Spring Is Here and yes it surely is. The weather is much warmer here in the UK and don't need my thick winter coat any more when I go out and some days I don't even need a coat at all! I just love the warmer weather - makes me so much happier!


Anyway on to the challenge...I used the cute Spring Elves for this one and it did take a while to colour in as there's so many different elements to it, but I had lots of fun doing so.


And don't forget the fabulous prize that is on offer this week as well...


I'm also entering this into A Random Fan's Challenge #6 to use pastel colours.

Recipe:

Stamps: Spring Elves from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Springtime Vintage DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Happy Birthday Die from Joy Crafts, Pippi Butterfly, Isabella Butterfly Dies both from Memory Box, Pearls from Hobbycraft, Paper Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used: 
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R30
Sack & Cart - E55, E57, E59
Blond Hair - YR21, YR23, Y28
Yellow T-Shirt & Watering Can -Y15, Y17
Dark Red Flowers -R56, R59
Light Pink Flowers - R81, R83
Green Hat & Trousers - G40, G43, G46
Blue Waistcoat & Shorts - B32, B34, B37
Brown Hair & Tool Handles - E35, E37
Red T-Shirt, Band & Shoes - R24, R27, R29
Orange Hat - YR15, YR16, YR18
Leaves - G28, YG67
Bush & Grass - YG23, YG25, YG17
Tools - W3, W5
Clouds - C1, C2, C3
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG000

Boy that's a lot of Copics! And that's all for me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter blog and have a look at all the fabulous cards from the DT and join in the fun too!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bubbles' Bath

I missed out on the freebie image to join in with Lacy Sunshine's Facebook challenge this fortnight as I wasn't paying much attention to FB early last week as I was full of cold yet again. I seem to get one at the beginning of every holiday as my body is slowly starting to wind down from the chaos that is always work before we break up! Luckily for me I had one of the images anyway, so I'm using this card to join in with the challenge! I'm also entering it into Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #31 to make a feminine card, which immediately calls for me to use pink!

And here's Bubbles in her flowery bath. Love this image!


Recipe:

Stamps: Bubbles Bath from Lacy Sunshine, Scrolling Script from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Regal Rose (Retired), Soft Sky, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Regal Rose (Retired), Soft Sky both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze Pen

Accessories: Regal Rose Ribbon (Retired), Corner Rounder Punch, Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embosslits all from Stampin' Up, Double Loop Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Pearls from Hobbycraft, Doily from Dovecraft, Precious Hearts Dies from Memory Box, Corner Die 6002/0148 from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20, R30
Hair & Eyes - E42, E43, E44, E47
Stem - G21, G11
Flower & Hairband - R81, R83, R85
Bubbles - BG10, BG11, BG13
Shadow/Glow - BG10, BG11

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

Flower Fairy in the Style of Becky

I have been a long admirer of Becky Hetherington's card style and thought I would have a go today at imitating it. Whilst she does shabby chic so beautifully, I always struggle with it as my OCD for neatness doesn't like the messy edges, but I tried to ignore them today and jumped in with both feet. This card is for The Ribbon Girl's Lili of the Valley Challenge for April, Anything Goes.

And here she is. I used Becky's idea of the row of pearls at the top and the roses at the bottom and added some butterflies, flowers and leaves that I made with some crafting clay last week. The flowers were coloured with a Copic markers to match and they came out pretty close!


Recipe:

Stamps: Flower Fairy, Everyday Sentiment Tags both from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Timeless Victorian Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Brads, Rose Trim, Stampin' Clay all from Stampin' Up, Fona Tag die from Crafty Sentiments, Twine from stash, Pearl trim from some random stall at the Hobbycrafts show!, Flowers, Butterflies and Leaves mould from either Stampin' Up or Martha Stewart, Stardust Stickles, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used: 
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - E40, E42, E43, E44
Dress - BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV20
Flowers - BV01, BV04
Wings - BV20, BV23, BV01, BV11
Shoes - BV01, BV02, BV04
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG000
Leaves - G94, G99
Grass - G21, G94, G85

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

Rose Blossom Bestie

This card is for lots of My Besties Challenges this week. It's mainly for My Besties Aussie Challenge #20 to use yellow and brown, but also qualifies for My Besties UK Challenge to make a CAS card (this really is as CAS as I can go and I still wanted to add more and more layers and things to it!), My Besties Challenge Anything Goes and for Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #39 Anything Goes with the option of adding yellow and finally for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #231 to use a charm. Phew!

And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Rose Blossom from Sherri Baldy, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink

Papers: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Soiree DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Chalk Marker both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from  Stampin' Up, Doily from eBay, Card Candi from Craftworks Cards, Charm from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Light Brown - E41, E42, E43
Mid Brown - E23, E25, E27
Dark Brown - E27, E29
Yellow - Y11, Y13
Leaves - G43, G46