Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Love Birds

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I decided to use the adorable Love Birds image for my card. I just got some new patterned papers and coloured the image to match, although I have covered most of the papers up now with all those embellishments, but hopefully you can still see a bit of them. Isn't she just gorgeous! Love the dreamy look on her face.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Love Birds from Ching-Chou Kuik, Friends Vintage Affection from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

Papers: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White & Peach Parfait (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Garden Party Patterned Papers from Dovecraft

Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Me To You Doilies from Trimcraft, Aged Scarlet Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Butterflies Dies LR0158 from Marianne Creatables, Butterfly Die from X Cut, Faux Quilled Blooms Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Gems from Poundland, Circles & Scalloped Circles Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair  - E41, E43, E44, E47
Eyes - G14, G17
Birds - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, YR02, YR20
Roses - Y00, Y02, Y04, Y06, YR12, YR14, YR15
Leaves - G24, G28, G29
Fronds - G20, G21, G24
Flowers - RV23, RV25, RV29
Berries - RV23

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 and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT this week, Why not join in our monthly challenge, Love, whilst you are there too?!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Surprise for Heather

Hello and welcome to a surprise post from me for Heather Valentin, the creator and owner of Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Unfortunately Heather has not been very well for some time now and the DT all thought it would be a great idea to cheer her up and let her know that we all love her and wish her well. So we all got together and each created a card to send to her.

This was the card I made using the gorgeous Sweet Pea Blooming Beauties image. These, along with the Flower Pot Pretties collection are my faves from Heather, so I just had to use one of them. I made a gatefold card and kept it reasonably flat as I have to post it all the way to the USA.


And here is the inside...



Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Pea Blooming Beauties from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Over Under Easy from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Happy Holiday Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & White Chalk Marker all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Beautiful Bloom II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Gems from Poundland, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies from Memory Box, Swirl With Hearts Die 6003/0061 from Joy Crafts

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 Facebook Group to send Heather your get well wishes too.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Betty Transfusion

Finally had time to make a card just for fun, no DT challenge or anything! I got this image as part of the Simply B January Progressive Challenge and thought she would be perfect for an alternative Valentine's Day card for my boyfriend. He knows I love my vampires, so he will love this one!

I kept this card fairly simple, so all the hearts would stand out. The music paper is there as he plays the guitar, so is my little nod to his obsessions too! LOL

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Betty Transfusion from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black & Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns from DecoTime, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Heart Prints Dies from Papertrey Ink, Precious Hearts Dies from Memory Box, Filigree Heart Die from X Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R30
Black Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Eye - YG95, YG97, YG99
Eyeshadow - W3, W5. W7
Red - R35, R37, R39
Dress - C3, C5, C7, C9

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

All Dressed Up New Release - Pitter Patter Raindrops

Good evening and welcome to my DT post for the new release from All Dressed Up. I chose to use the adorable Pitter Patter Raindrops for my card and decided to go with a yellow, blue and light brown combo, although I did manage to squeeze a touch of pink in there too! Quite a simple card from me this time, but the image was too cute to smother with lots of dies, so just used a few hearts and a couple of bows (an old die I have just rediscovered!) to jazz it up a touch.

This card is also for

Here are all the other cute releases which you can find in the All Dressed Up Etsy store.

Love Birds

Love You

Always Time For A Cuddle

Hope you like them all! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Pitter Patter Raindrops from All Dressed Up

Papers: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake & So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Bear Necessities Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley (Retired), Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Tiny Bow Die from Memory Box, Heart-2-Heart Dies #3 & #11 both from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Duck - YR14, YR15, YR31, YR21, YR23
Umbrella - B12, B14, B16, Y21, Y23
Neckerchief - B41, B45
Bear - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Ground - E30, E31

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the All Dressed Up blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards and projects from the DT.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Alicia Bel Challenge #15 Hearts

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at the Alicia Bel Challenge Blog. This month it's all about hearts, just in time for Valentine's Day too!

I chose to use the adorable Birthday Princess for my card and covered it with lots of heart papers. The blue on the dress is much more of a dark teal colour than in the photo and matches the papers much better. No idea why my camera wouldn't take a good photo of that colour!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Princess from Alicia Bel, Heart-2-Heart #11 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns Papers from DecoTime, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vintage Notes Filigree Heart Die form X-Cut, DooHickey Sweet Lovely Lace Border Die from Magnolia, Diamond Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - E21, E23, E25
Red - R35, R37, R39
Turquoise - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Pink - R20, R21, R22

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Alicia Bel Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT for this month's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

In The Pink Challenge #87 With Love

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you to make a project With Love! Now it could be a Valentine's card or, like mine, just a card with a sentiment stating With Love on, but as long as it fits the theme and has LOTS of pink, we don't mind!

I used a cute new image from Wee Stamps for this one called Freddie along with some new sentiment dies I bought last month too.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Freddie from Wee Stamps

Papers: Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, Pretty Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland, Sentiments Three Dies from Spellbinders, Victorian Romance Flourish Die from Cheery Lynn, Lattice Heart Die 6003/0005 & Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Dark Pink - R81, R83, R85
Light Pink - RV10, RV11, RV13
Grey - W1, W3, W5
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Flower - RV91, RV93, RV95
Grass - YG99, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG25, YG17, YG06

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the In The Pink Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?!

Our sponsors this time are the fabulous Little Miss Muffet Stamps, who are generously donating a $6 prize to the challenge winner!


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Paper Shelter Challenge #234 Fancy

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week we would like to see you make a fancy project. I took a slightly different view on this challenge as rather than making a fancy card with lots of die cuts and layers, I made a card with a fancy lady. Veronica's version of Marilyn Monroe, Best Friends, is just stunning and I love all the glittery diamonds around her. Hope you like it!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Best Friends from The Paper Shelter, Fillable Frames Additions 1 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Black & White Patterned Papers from Glitz

Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver & Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Large Frilly Frames #10 Dies from Go Kreate, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Dotty 3D Itty Bitty Bows Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Fancy Framed Tags Dies from Spellbinders, Gems from Poundland, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - R24, R27, R29
Eyeshadow - W3, W5, C00

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 other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

All Dressed Up Challenge #48 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. Seems like forever since my team had a challenge LOL. I chose to use Girl on A Bike for my card to add a bit of Springtime to my blog.

It's nowhere near Spring here in the UK - all we are getting at the minute is rain and lots of wind. It's still quite cold as well especially at 7:30 in the morning when I go to work! I used lots of goodies from my January Craft Box for this one too.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Girl on A Bike from All Dressed Up, Sentiments from Heidi Swapp

Papers: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from the January Craft Box, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Crafts Unlimited

Inks: Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Flowers, Ribbon and Sequins from the January Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Top - RV63, RV66, RV69
Trousers - YG91, YG93, YG95
Basket - E31, E33, E35
Leaves - YG91, YG93
Flowers - RV21, RV23, B60, B63, B66, B000, B00, B01, Y02, Y04, Y06
Bike - T2, T4, T6
Tyres - C5, C7, C9
Ground - T1, T2, T4, W3, W5, C3, C5

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there? remember though that you do need to use an All Dressed Up image to join in and you can buy some here in the store or grab a freebie from the blog here.

Ching-Chou Kuik February Challenge - Love

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for this month's challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik. Our challenge this time is called Love - perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day celebrations! I used the gorgeous Key of Love for my card and found some pretty papers for her. I didn't want to go for traditional red for Valentine's in case I sent this out as a With Love card instead.


Recipe:

Stamps: Key of Love from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, All Dolled Up Patterned Papers from Glitz, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon from Dovecraft, Precious Hearts Dies from Memory box, Shabby Pink Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Sending Love Heart with Wings Die 6002/0382 from Joy Crafts, Mini Lace Corner Doily 1 Die & Lace Doily Border 1 Die both from Whimsy Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Eyes - YG93, YG97, YG99
Leaves - YG1, YG13, YG17
Lock & Key - C3, C5, C7
Dove - C00, C1, C3, C5
Heart Wings & Dove Tattoo - C00, C1
Roses & Ribbon - R24, R27, R29
Pink Flowers - R81, R83, R85

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 Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT this week and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Faery Ink February Facebook Challenge - Pocket Letter

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for this month's Faery Ink Facebook Challenge, Pocket Letters. I have never done a pocket letter before, but found some old trading card pocket pages from when my boyfriend collected trading cards years ago and gave one a go. I had so much fun making this one and can see why they are addictive. I have no plans to swap this one with it being my first, but I may consider swapping in the future!

I went for a valentine's theme and used lots of heart papers, sentiments and die cuts! Love it! I used the gorgeous Lots o' Love Gabbie for the centre image and she does stick out a bit as I printed her a little too big, but I think it works!


This pocket letter is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Lots o' Love Gabbie from Faery Ink, Wonderful Words Additions, Boutique Borders; Love & Back Pocket Basics all from Papertrey Ink, Big Words from Wow!

Papers: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Cardboard Patterns Papers from DecoTime, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red, Bermuda Bay & Blushing Bride all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up, Ribbon from Dovecrafts, Boutique Borders: Love Die, Back Pocket Basics Die, Wonderful Words Dies, Heart Prints Dies, Heart-2-Heart #3 & #11 Dies all from Papertrey Ink, Precious Hearts Dies & Beloved Hearts Die both from Memory Box, Fancy Heart Border Die from Crafty Sentiments, Sending Love Heart With Wings Die 6002/0382 & Lattice Heart Die 6003/0005 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Jeans - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Hearts - R32, R35, R37, R39

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous pocket letters from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too!