Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #62 Ice Capades

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog. This fortnight we are challenging you to make a winter project. Yep right in the middle of our UK heatwave too. Oh I could do with some cooling down, as this heat is so sticky!

This time I used the cute Winter Reginold Gnome that Heather sent me to use - isn't he just a sweetie?! I kept this card fairly simple as I wanted the snowflake paper to stand out.



This card is also for
Crafting With Friends Challenge #1 Anything Goes (I presume as it doesn't say!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Winter Reginold Gnome from Lacy Sunshine, Endless Wishes from Stampin' Up

Papers: Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Whisper White & Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pacific Point, Smoky Slate & Soft Sky all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pacific Point Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft

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 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?!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Wedding Day Katie and Lee

I finally had time to make a card for fun, so I made my friend's wedding card for her and her hubby-to-be. They get married this summer, so the group of Zumba girls I am in thought we would send them both our good luck wishes with a pretty card.

I just had to use the adorable Love Me Do from Wee Stamps, which I paper-toled (is that a word?) to give it some dimension and then added lots of red hearts papers and some pretty flowers. Hope they like it.


This card is for

Recipe:

Stamps: Love Me Do from Wee Stamps, Compact Sentiments Part One from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White & Stacked With Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired), Whisper White Ribbon, Finishing Touches Die & Hearts A-Flutter Framelits Dies all from Stampin' Up, Flowers and Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Sending Love Die 6002/0382 from Joy Crafts

Copic Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Groom's Hair - E53, E55, E57
Bride's Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Reds - R24, R27
Pinks - R81, R83
Suit - T1, T4, T6
Leaves - G40, G43, G46

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

Friday, July 3, 2015

Art by MiRan July Progressive Challenge

Happy Friday and welcome to my post for the Art by MiRan Facebook Team. Today is the start of our new Progressive Challenge and we have yet another gorgeous image for you to use and play along with this month.

To find out how you can join us and get this image for free (if you played along last month), then pop on over to our Facebook group and check out the pinned post there.

Here's my card using the beautiful Marie Mariposa all in my fave colours of pinks!


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Marie Mariposa from Art by MiRan, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), Brights DSP Stack (Retired) & Irresistibly Yours DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pink Pirouette & Rich Razzleberry both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Retired) & Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Border Die 6002/0366, Around With Butterflies Die 6002/0322 & Butterfly Border Die 6002/0251 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV00, RV63, RV66, RV69
Eyes - G24, G28, G29
Inner Wings, Flowers & Shoes - RV52, RV55, RV04
Outer Wings - RV14, RV17, RV19
Dress - RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV19
Leaves - G24, G29

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Art by MiRan Facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT, including our newest member Melanie! Please give her a very warm welcome! 

We also have a fabulous challenge at the Art by MiRan Challenge blog too, where you can also enter your Art by MiRan cards! 

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge over at The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week we are challenging you to use red, white and blue as your colour combo in honour of July 4th Independence Day, which is celebrated in the USA tomorrow!

This month we are being sponsored again by the fabulous Sweet Pea Stamps and I chose to use the gorgeous Picking Strawberries by Lemon Shortbread - isn't she adorable and just perfect for this colour challenge!


This card is also for
Crafty Sentiments Summer Challenge (Nothing says summer more than strawberries for me!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Picking Strawberries by Lemon Shortbread @Sweet Pea Stamps, Strawberry Patch Sentiments from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Old Olive & Polka Dot Parade DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red & Marina Mist both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pearl from stash, Berry Sweet Strawberry Die 6002/0453 & Sunflower Die 6002/0452 both from Joy Crafts, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die & Oval Dainty Doily Die both from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Red - R35, R37, R39
Green - G24, G28, G29
Dress - B21, B23, B24, B29
Bag & Blue Flowers - B0000, B00, B01, B02

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



Thursday, July 2, 2015

All Dressed Up Challenge #38 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge from All Dressed Up. As always our challenges are anything goes as long as you use an image from the All Dressed Up Store or one of the freebies that Wendy has on the blog.

I used the gorgeous I Love Sunny Days image for my card today as it seems that summer has finally arrived here in the UK - cold mornings, hot by lunchtime, feeling muggy by the end of the week and some rain on Saturday mornings! Yep UK summer has definitely arrived! LOL

I found this perfect patterned paper as well which looks like sun rays and used some colours from that for my image.


This card is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: I Love Sunny Days from All Dressed Up

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Real Red & Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from The Works, Butterfly Gem from The Range, Layered Scalloped Posy Dies from Heartfelt Creations, Clouds Dies from Papertrey Ink, Shape Art Flower 4 Petals Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Red - R24, R27, R29, R89
Yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Flower Centre - E25, E27, E29
Sky - BG10, BG11 
Grass - Y15, R27, B05, G43, G24, G07, G46, G29

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?!

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #288 Happy 4th

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #288. this week we are challenging you to use red, white and blue in honour of July 4th Independence Day on Saturday, which is celebrated in the USA.

I chose to use one of the new releases from last week's blog hop, Garden Party Buttercream Babe, and I love her all in red, blue and white.


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Garden Party Buttercream Babe from Sassy Studio Designs, Scattered Showers & Scattered Showers Additions both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade (Retired), Bella Bleu DSP (Retired), Irresistibly Yours DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red & Marina Mist both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die & Scattered Showers Dies both from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Red - R35, R37, R39
Blue - B91, B93, B955, B97, B99
White Flowers - B00

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 Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Paper Shelter Challenge #210 For The Boys

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at The Paper Shelter. This week we want to see you make a project for the boys. I used the adorable Brave and Cute Knight - love his cute, happy face! I kept to a fairly simple design and only added a few embellishments, which does feel a bit strange LOL


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Brave and Cute Knight from The Paper Shelter, Heart-2-Heart #2 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Basic Gray, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired), Old OLive Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, White from stash, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) & Basic Gray Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Buttons from The Works

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair & Eyes - E55, E57, E59
Mouth - R24, R29, R20
Helmet, Gloves & Buckle - C00, C1, C3, C5
Chainmail - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Sword & Shield - T1, T2, T4, T6
Boots - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Tunic - YG61, YG63, YG67
Yellow - Y15, Y17, Y19
Rock - W00, W1, W3, W5
Mushroom - R24, R29, E43
Grass - YG03, YG13, YG17, YG25, YG67
Sky - BG01, BG02

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? There are some fabulous prizes to be won!


Noor! Design UK Challenge #8 Something Old, Something New

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the Noor! Design UK Challenge. This month the challenge is Something Old, Something New.

I made a simple card this time to show off my new die - the Pergola die that Tracy sent me as part of my GDT parcel. Love how it frames this image by Simply B Stamps. My Something Old is the brads I have - had them that long I have no idea who made them!


This card is also for:
Papertake Weekly's Challenge Take Your Pick - I used pink and pearl brads.

Recipe:

Stamps: Betty Rose from Simply B Stamps, Spiral Bouquet from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rose Red, Early Espresso,, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Pretty Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pergola Die 6002/0414 from Joy Crafts, 3D Itty Bitty Filigree Bow Die from Sue Wilson@Creative Expressions, Brads from stash, Roses from WIld Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Pink - R81, R83, R85, R89
Green - G40, G43, G46

Here are the links for the product from the Noor! Design UK store.



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


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sassy Studio Sponsors Crafting From The Heart

Sassy Studio Designs are sponsoring the Crafting From The Heart Challenge blog again this week and this time the challenge is an Anything Goes one! Everyone's favourite!

I decided to use one of the new Buttercream Babes from last Saturday's new releases for my card and picked the Queen of Hearts one. I love anything to do with Alice in Wonderland so this one and the Mad Hatter one are firm faves of mine now!

I used lots and lots of hearts on this one and kept to a traditional red, black and gold colour scheme for her! Hope you like it.


Recipe:

Stamps: Queen of Hearts Buttercream Babe from Sassy Studio Designs, Framed Out #1, Heart-2-Heart #11 & Tag It's #11 all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White & Stacked With Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Gold Mirror Card from Dovecrafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red, Basic Black & Encore Gold all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Framelits Hearts Collection from Stampin' Up, Heart-2-Heart Dies #3 & #11 both from Papertrey Ink, Sending Love Die 6002/0382 from Joy Crafts, Charm from Creative Charms

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E08, E1, E18, R02
Eyes & Eyeshadow - G43, G46
Red - R35, R37, R39
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
Gold - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Paintbrush - E43, E44

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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Noor! Design UK Guest Designer Post #4

Good Morning and welcome to another of my guest designer posts for Noor! Design UK. This week I have decided to make a start on my TA presents for the end of the year, which is in 3 weeks time! Eeeek. Still have sooooo much school work to do! Anyway...I always make my TAs a little handmade present to say thank you for all their hard work during the year and this year I have had 3 really good ones!

Tracy sent me a set of the MDF ovals and these are just perfect for creating pretty plaques like this one. I also used the Dutch Doobadoo Oval Shape Art Stencil, lots of flower dies and the beautiful Botanical Paper Bloc for this one.

I absolutely love how it turned out and will be making the rest next weekend as I also want to give one to some of my other work friends (I will have finished all my end of year reports by then as well, so will have more crafting time too!)


This is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Over Under Easy from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, So Saffron, Peach Parfait (Retired), Whisper White, Pretty in Pink (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Botanical Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Peach Parfait (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Peach Parfait Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, MDF Essential Ovals, Vintage Flourish Leaf Die 6003/0046, Butterflies Dies 6002/0390, Rolled Up Roses Dies 6002/0384 & 0385, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0158 all from Joy Crafts, Shape Art Oval from Dutch Doobadoo, Buttons from stash.

Here are the links for all the Noor! Design UK products I used:




And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Noor! Design UK blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT this week and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there too?