Friday, May 22, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday - Steampunk Lingerie Couple

Good Morning and welcome to another Friday Flashback from Sassy Studio Designs. This week we are showcasing the gorgeous Steampunk Lingerie Couple which should be posted back in the store out of retirement by Lindsay today for one week only, so get it while you can!

I went for an all brown and vanilla colour combo today and love this one. I think this is my fave of all the Steampunk themed Flashbacks I have done so far this month!


Recipe:

Stamps: Steampunk Lingerie Couple from Sassy Studio Designs, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla & Champagne Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Various Digital Patterned Papers, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon (Retired) & Victoria Lace both from Stampin' Up, Heart Cogs Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Border Die 6002/0416 & Frame Die 6002/0415 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Left Hair - E11, E13, E15, E18
Right Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Left Dark Brown - E43, E44, E47, E49
Left Light Brown - E40, E41, E42
Left Lips - E42, E43, E44
Right Dark Brown - E35,E37, E39
Right Light Brown - E30, E31, E33
Gold - YR23
Eyes - E43

And that's all from me for  this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT!

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - Music

Good Morning and welcome to my post for The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week we are giving you the theme of music - you can use musical instruments, sheet music, images of musicians, be inspired by song lyrics or a song title. There are endless ways of interpreting this challenge.

For me, this challenge was perfect timing, as it was my boyfriend's birthday on Wednesday and, as he plays the guitar, I tend to make him guitar themed cards. I used the funky Jinx from Simply B Stamps for this one and went with a black and blue colour scheme.


Recipe:

Stamps: Jinx from Simply B Stamps, Boy Basics: Rock On & Background Basics: Sheet Music both from Stampin' Up

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

Inks: Brilliant Blue (Retired) & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Melody Music Die from Poppy Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - B32, B34, B37, B39
Jeans - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Guitar & Eye - B04, B05, B06
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Blue Stripes - B93, B95, B97

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Outlawz Friday Challenge and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there! There are a heap of prizes to be won this month too! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

All Dressed Up Sponsors C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #312 Christmas with no red or green

Good morning and welcome to an extra post from me for the All Dressed Up team. This week we are sponsoring the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog and the All Dressed Up DT were asked if we wanted to do a GDT post for them! Our challenge was to make a Christmas card, but with no red or green. No problem for me as I don't use traditional Christmas colours that often anyway other than green for Christmas trees.

I used the gorgeous Christmas Girl #2 from the 3 Little Christmas Girls collection from the All Dressed Up store and went with a pink, grey and white colour combo to create a pretty snowy scene.


Recipe:

Stamps: 3 Little Christmas Girls from All Dressed Up, Endless Wishes from Stampin' Up

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Whisper White & Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride & Smoky Slate all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star & Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Silver Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Silver Wink of Stella

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress, Boots & Headband - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Wings - RV000, RV00, RV02
Scarf - RV66

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and do pop on over to the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog and join in the fun. You could win some fabulous prizes from All Dressed Up! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Paper Shelter Challenge #204 - Roses

Good Morning and welcome to my post for The Paper Shelter's new challenge. This week we have a really easy one for you - use roses. You could use some paper roses, make your own roses or use an image with roses in it, as long as we can see there are roses on your project!

Here is mine using the gorgeous Charming Spring Girl. She has a rose on her hat, but I also used some rolled roses dies to make some for the side as well as I didn't have any paper roses in matching colours to the papers I used. Love her sweet little face and cute outfit too!


Recipe:

Stamps: Charming Spring Girl from The Paper Shelter, Mat Stack 1 Collection from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist, So Saffron & Chocolate Chip all from Stampin' Up, Le Chateau Collection Patterned Papers from KaiserCraft, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) & Marina Mist Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Sweet Lovely Lace Doo-Hickey Die from Magnolia, English Roses Dies LR0162 from Marianne Designs

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, E15
Eyes - YG17, YG67
Hat - E31, E33, E35, E37
Blue - B12, B14, B16
Trousers - E43, E44, E47, E49
Rose - Y21, Y23, Y26
Sunflower - Y21, Y23, Y26, E43, E44, E49
Grass - YG11, YG61, YG17, YG67, YG97
Bird - B32, B34, B37, Y38
Clouds - C00, C1, C2
Sky - BG10, BG11

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 Shelter Challenge Blog and check out all the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration post - Marie Antoinette Dollie

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. Today I am showcasing one of Ching-Chou's new dollie digi stamps, Marie Antoinette. I just love  her dress and big bouffant hair do! I would love to travel back in time, just for a day, to the French Renaissance period and spend a day in the French Palace wearing all these fancy dresses. I couldn't stay for long though as I would miss far too much from our modern world! LOL

Anyway here's my card...


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Marie Antoinette Dollie from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Antebellum Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sahara Sand Lace from Stampin' Up, Sweet Paris Ribbon from Dovecraft, Pearls from Crystal Stickers, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Works, Scalloped Border with Bow Die 6002/0098 & Frame Die 6002/0304 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - E43, E44, E49
Dress & Flowers in Hair - R20, R21, R22, R24
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Stem - BG96, BG99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog every day this week for more fabulous inspiration from the DT and why not join in our challenge "Lovely Lace" as well while you are there?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reading Is Dreaming With your Eyes Open

At my school, we are having a Year of Reading to try and promote reading a bit more for our children. Lots of them don't necessarily read for enjoyment, so we are having lots of fun competitions and challenges to try and encourage them to read more often. I thought I would make a cute little wall plaque to decorate my reading corner in my classroom for something different to do.

I used the gorgeous Bookworm Fairy from Hannah Lynn for this one. I thought she looked a bit lost in her daydreams with her book reading, so this sentiment went perfectly with her!


This wall plaque is for 
Creative Inspirations Challenge #313 Shabby Chic (all my edges are distressed with a distressing tool and inked too)

Recipe:

Stamps: Bookworm Fairy from Hannah Lynn

Papers: So Saffron, Marina Mist & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, White Blossom Shoreline Treasures Patterned Papers from Pion Designs, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Antique Linen Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, Copic Markers

Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired), Whisper White Baker's Twine & Subtles Buttons all from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Silhouette Die Cuts (Circles, Doily, Sentiment)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Lips - R20, R22
Eyes - YG93, YG95, YG97
Top & Sleeves - B91, B93, B95, Y21, Y23
Glasses - B93, B97
Wings - B93, B95, B97, B99, Y21, Y23, Y26
Book - E40, E41, Y15, Y17
Butterfly - B95, B97, B99, Y21, Y23, Y26
Key & Lantern - W1, W3, W5
Lantern Light - Y21, Y23
Worm - E44, E47, E49
Pencil - Y15, Y17, R22

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

Gabbie the Mermaid

This month's Faery Ink Facebook challenge is to create a scene and what better image to use than Gabbie the Mermaid! A fairly easy scene to create as well. I pulled out my Silhouette machine for this one and whilst it cut the fishes, seahorse and shells perfectly, boy did it have a hard time doing the seaweed! These were the best cuts of the bunch and they are far from perfect! I really want to like this machine but it just cannot cut anything with any sort of detail in it! So frustrating as that was what it was bought for! Grr!

I couldn't get my flicks to flick in her hair either! The sand and sea were all done with the stippling technique and I totally love how it all came out!


This card is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Gabbie the Mermaid from Faery Ink, Computer Generated Sentiment

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore (Retired), Orchid Opulence (Retired), Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) & Kaleidoscope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Die-Namics Waves Border Die from MFT, Silhouette Die Cuts (Shells, Fish, Seaweed & Seahorse)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Eyebrows - V04, V05, V06
Eyes - YG03, YG06, YG17
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Tail - YG21, YG03, YG06, YG17
Orange - YR00, YR61, YR02, YR16
Sand - YR31, YR21, YR23, YR24
Sea - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Seaweed - BG93, BG96, BG99

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

Friends Make Life Sweeter

I coloured this digi image up from Tiddly Inks ages ago and never got round to using her for a card, so I thought I would use her today for a few challenges. As the image was fairly large I kept the card fairly simple (well simple for me anyway).


This card is for...
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #119 Animals (I guess baby dragons count as animals, don't they?!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Friends Make Life Sweeter from Tiddly Inks

Papers: Calypso Coral, Perfect Plum, Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired) & Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Calypso Coral Ribbon (Retired), Roll Up Roses Dies 6002/0385 from Joy Crafts, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - V20, V22, V25, V28
Wings, Shoes & Flowers - R11, R12, R14
Purple Dragon - BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Yellow Dragon - Y11, Y13, Y15, YG63
Watering Can - C00, C1, C2, C3
Grass - YG67, YG63, YG17, YG23, YG13
Sky - BG10, BG11
Clouds - C00, C1, C2

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

A Gal With Brains

I like to think I have some brains (I did pass my Master's Degree in Education in December last year, so I hope I have some!), but I'm not sure I fancy the brains this zombie girl has! I was very tempted to colour her up in the same colours as Liv Moor from IZombie, but unfortunately those colours of white skin and white hair don't match the Facebook challenge from Simply B Stamps, which was to use lavender, black and white.

Here's my card, which is more black than anything else, but I do like how it came out! I used the sketch from Aud Sentiments but it felt like something was missing, hence the raven sitting on the side!


This card is also for...
Aud Sentiments Challenge #131 to use the sketch below
Glitter and Sparkle's Challenge #136 to use heat or dry embossing (my raven and skull 'n' crossbones are embossed with holographic embossing powder)


Recipe:

Stamps: A Gal With Brains from Simply B Stamps, Toil and Trouble from Stampin' Up

Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black & Cast-A-Spell DSP (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon & Perfect Plum Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Holographic Embossing Powder

Copics Used:
Skin - BG90, BG93, BG96, R11
Hair & Lips - V12, V15, V17, V09
Left Eye - BG13, BG15, BG18
Right Eye - R12, R14, R17, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Brains & Blood - R12, R14, R17
Dress - C3, C5, C7, C9

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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #139 Lavender and Yellow

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog. This fortnight we are challenging you to use a lavender and yellow colour combo on your project inspired by this gorgeous photo - perfect colours for the upcoming Summer months. It is much warmer here in the UK now, although we're still getting plenty of rain, but that's British Summer Time for you!


We are also sponsored by Freshly Brewed Designs and Sweet Lilac Flowers this fortnight as well, so make sure you enter your card for some fabulous prizes! 


And here's my card...I actually found that I don't have many yellow or lavender flowers - must go and buy some! Any excuse for some crafty shopping LOL



Recipe:

Stamps: Pretty Summer Dress by Time For Tea Designs, Everyday Grungy Messages from Lili of the Valley

Papers: So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) & In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobbycraft and Papermania, Pearls from The Hobby House, Doily from Dovecrafts, Edge Side Die 6002/0260 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress & Shoes - BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Eyes - 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 Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!