Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge #40

It's Wednesday and that must mean it is time for Team A to showcase their cards for this week's The Stamping Chef Challenge #40, which is an Anything Goes challenge. I chose to use the gorgeous CurveBomb for my challenge card this week and made it especially for my Aunt's birthday which is coming up very soon. She loves all things 50s so this image is perfect for her.

And here she is from the front...


And here is slightly side on view so you can see the centre step fold a bit better.


Recipe:

Stamps: CurveBomb from The Stamping Chef, Women of Life from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Love Story, Yours Truly Patterned Papers both from Echo Park

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

Accessories: Palace Oval Frame Die from Memory Box, Dotty 3D Itty Bitty Bow Dies from Creative Expressions, Black Crystals from Papermania, Red Pearls from Hobbycraft, LR0107 Floral 3 Die from Marianne Creatables, 6003/0008 Swirl 4 Die from Joy Crafts

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Reds - R24, R27, R29, R39
Blacks - C3, C5, C7, C9

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 DT cards and join in the fun whilst you're there too! You don't have to use an image from The Stamping Chef to play along, but if you do you get two entries for the chance to win 3 digis of your choice from The Stamping Chef store


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Festival Lily

All Dressed Up have joined forces with Kit and Clowder on Facebook to colour in this gorgeous festival Lily digi, which they are giving away free if you follow their competition rules. I managed to get a couple printed off on Friday so jumped straight into this morning to make a card using this pretty little girl.

This card is for the Kit & Clowder competition (obviously) and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, which is an anything goes one.

And here she is...Love this hair combo (used to be one of my faves - purple with turquoise streaks when I was younger and used to go to Reading Festival every year. Now I'm far too old to sleep in a tent and it's no longer a rock festival but more of a pop one. Not my taste in music at all).  I used my new PATP set again as well! Love these and will be building up my stash by buying one each month!


Recipe:

Stamps: Festival Lily from All Dressed Up/Kit & Clowder Facebook competition

Papers: Blackberry Bliss, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack, Moonlight DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bow Dies from Creative Expressions, Peacock Butterfly Die from Wild Rose Studio, Circle Nestabilities, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobbycraft, Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (I cleaned all these today and the colours are so much better and blend really well now - no sticky bits! Thanks Alyce!)
Hair - V04, V06, 09, BV08, BG01, BG02, BG05
Dress - BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Eyes - BV20, BV23, BV25
Greens - G40, G43
Other Bits - BV00, BV02, BV04, BV17, BV08, V91, V93, V12, V04, V05, V06

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

Book Like Friend

I made a quick, little card today using this cute digi from The East Wind and for some reason it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland - must have that story on the brain at the minute! The cat is definitely cheeky like the Cheshire Cat; there's also a heart in her hair for the Queen of Hearts. There's nothing else really that is Alice in Wonderland related but it still makes me think of it...LOL

Anyway this card is for The East Wind's Facebook challenge #6 to use a funny sentiment. I don't actually have many funny ones, but this one always makes me smile. I'm also entering it into The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge which is an anything goes challenge this week and for Charisma Cardz Challenge #16 to use ribbon, twine and a charm. I have lots of butterfly charms, which I didn't think would go well with this one and then found a couple of these clock ones hidden in a box and thought it would go well with my Alice in Wonderland idea! "I'm late. I'm late! For a very important date!"


Recipe:

Stamps: Lucy Loo Bookaholic from The East Wind, All Booked Up from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Dolled Up Patterned Papers from My Mind's Eye, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Summer Starfruit from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Corneer Rounder Punch all from Stampin' Up, Clock charm from Silent Night Embellishment Kit by First Edition, Swirling Lace Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77 E79
Eyes - E71, E74, E77
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Lime - YG21, YG25
Bird - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Cat - YR16, YR68, YR18, R30, R32
Turquoise - BG05, BG07
Eggs - BG10, BG11, BG13
Lips - R32, R35, R39
Purple - V04, V05, V06

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #320 with Sir Stampalot

Happy Saturday Morning To You! It's time for another fantastic sketch from The Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog and this week Sir Stampalot is back as our sponsor!


The prize this week is a fabulous collection of goodies from the Up, Up and Away Collection from Kaisercraft generously donated by Sir Stampalot. 


The prize consists of 10 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned papers, a pack of coloured rub ons, a pack of black and white rub ons, a stamp set and a die cut elements sheet. Fabulous prize, right?!

And here's sketch #320 designed by me!

And here's my card using some pretty pastel papers and a cute Alice in Wonderland inspired image from Time for Tea Designs. We went to see Alice in Wonderland being performed by The Stamford Shakespeare Company last Monday at Tolethorpe Hall and their open air amphitheatre and it was really good. If you're close enough to Stamford/Peterborough, go and check them out. They also have a couple of Shakespeare plays and another every summer and we go every year. It is always a great night out! 

Anyway...the card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Mad March Hatter from Time for Tea Designs, Just The Ticket from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Egg Hunt Patterned Papers all from Papertrey Ink, Whisper White from Stampin' Up

Inks: Spring Moss, Lemon Tart both from Papertrey Ink, Copic Markers

Accessories: Lemon Tart Ribbon, Lavender Moon Buttons, Just The Ticket Border Die all from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - Y1, Y23, YR31, E13, E15
Suit - RV32, RV34, V06
Greens - YG91, YG93, YG95
Cup & Hat Band - V91, V95, V99
Yellows - Y21, Y26, YR24

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 whilst you're there too. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #119 Words - All about the feeling

It's time today for another fabulous challenge from The Fussy & Fancy Challenge Blog and this fortnight we are being sponsored by Marianne Designs, who have an amazing collection of beautiful dies!

Annie is hosting the challenge this time and she is challenging us to use words and feelings. I used 3 different sets of dies from Marianne Creatables to make a quick thank you card. I also wanted to use some pearlescent card to give it a more luxurious feel and really like how this one came out.


Recipe:

Stamps: Mini Blooms from Papertrey Ink

Papers: So Saffron, Tea & Crumpets DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Green Pearlescent Card form local craft store

Inks: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up,Butterflies Dies LR0158, English Roses Dies LR0162, Petra's Heart Dies LR0280 all from Marianne Creatables, Pearls from stash

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 Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous creations form the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wisteria Sprite

I just love these cute sprites images form Aurora Wings and jumped at the chance to colour one in for their current challenge #5, which was to use one! I chose Wisteria Sprite for mine -  just love her hair! I'm also entering this card into Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #270 to use this gorgeous colour combo below, Crafting When We Can's Challenge #74 to make your own background (not sure how  much you can see but I used my Polka Dot Basics stamps to make the spotty background paper) and for Crafty Ribbons Challenge #99 Anything Goes with ribbon.


And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Wisteria Sprite from Aurora Wings, Polka Dot Basics I from Papertrey Ink, Ticket Notes from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose (Retired), Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Organza Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Heart Banner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Doily Tag from Martha Stewart, Ticket Die from Whimsy Stamps, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair and Flowers - R81, R83, R85
Leaves - YG21, YG23, YG25
Shoes and Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Dots - BG10, BG11, YG21

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

Sending You Sunshine

I managed to get my penultimate assignment finished for my course yesterday that was due in by 12pm today so I had a bit more time for crafting this morning! YAY! I only have one assignment left to go to the end of this painful course, but it's a biggie! 7000 words! Guess what I'll be doing over my summer holidays?! It's due in at the beginning of September, just as I go back to school!

Anyway on to one of my cards for today...This card is for All Dressed Up's Challenge #18 to use the sketch below, for Color Throwdown's Challenge #302 to use this fun, bright colour combo, for Creative Inspiration's Challenge #275 Here Comes Summer and Papertake Weekly's Challenge to make a holiday card - I guess summer counts as a holiday right?!

       

And here's my card using one of the gorgeous Little Summer Girls digis. I had to make my own background paper for some of the layers as for some unknown reason I have no Bermuda Bay patterned papers. Must sort that out before I drop my demonstratorship. 


Recipe:

Stamps: Little Summer Girls from All Dressed Up, Simple Sunflower, Mini Blooms, Background Basics: Gingham all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Pearls from stash, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - Y21, Y23, YR24
Flower - Y13, Y15, Y17
Dress, Hat Band & Flower Centre - RV63, RV66, RV99
Hat - BG45, BG18, BG49

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Paper Shelter Challenge Anything Goes

It's Wednesday so that must mean it's time for another challenge from The Paper Shelter and this week is slightly different from our usual challenges. It's an anything goes challenge, but will last for 2 weeks rather than the usual 1 week. This is for our summer holiday and gives you all more time to enter your cards too.

If you haven't worked it out by now I have a thing for all things mythical and magical and whilst watching Charmed this morning the episode came on in which Lady Godiva is transported into the Charmed Ones' world. I just had to pull out this cute image of a girl on a unicorn as it just reminded me of Lady Godiva and later on Pheobe dressed as Godiva riding her horse naked through the town! LOL

Anyway here is my Princess and her Unicorn card. I attempted to do horse hair on the unicorn and it didn't quite turn out right, but I think I have an idea of how to do it again.


Recipe:

Stamps: Princess and her Unicorn from The Paper Shelter, Fantasy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, In Colors 2013- 15 DSP Stack, Regals DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Elegant Eggplant from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from Stash, Stitched Scallop Border Die from La-La Land Crafts, Corner Die 6002/0148 from Joy Crafts, Anja's Vintage Ornaments 2 Dies LR0270 from Marianne Creatables, Flowers from The Works, Hobbycraft & Wild Orchid Crafts, Circle and Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Unicorn - BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV17
Grass - G40, G43, G46
Dress - RV21, RV23, RV25
Sleeves & Shoe - RV000, RV00, RV02
Sky - BG10, BG11
Clouds - C00, C1, C2

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge blog and join in this this fortnight. You might win a fabulous prize.


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!