Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ellie's Sending You Sunshine!

I haven't entered a Paper Nest Dolls Challenge for a couple of weeks, mostly due to lack of time, so I thought I would rectify that today and made a cute card using Ellie with Sunflowers. Isn't she cute?! Anyway this card is for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #19 which is an Anything Goes challenge, Creative Inspirations Challenge #281 to use dots, A Creative Romance's Challenge, which is another Anything Goes one, The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge to use dies and/or punches and for Bunny Zoe's September Challenge to use lace.

And here's my very dotty card!


Recipe:

Stamps: Ellie with Sunflowers from The Paper Nest Dolls, Simple Sunflower from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack (Retired), Brights DSP Stack (Retired), Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Gumball Green all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Simple Sunflower Dies from Papertrey Ink, Doo-Hickey Tilda's Lace Border Die from Magnolia, Passe-Partout Oval Die CR1241 from Marianne Design, Madame Payraud's Mixed Trims from Papermania, Buttons from stash, Button Twine from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Cinnamon Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Heart - R24, R27
Greens - YG11, YG13, YG17
Dungarees & Flower Centres - E41, E43, E44, E47
Yellows - Y13, Y15, Y17, YR24

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

Druscilla's Thinking of You

Tiddly Inks Challenge #141 is one of my faves this week - use fairies. I love my fairies, so this challenge couldn't have been any better. The only problem was which one to use! In the end I went for Druscilla as she fit the sketch from Sketch and Stash's Challenge #147 the best. This card is also for In The Pink's Challenge #53 to use sparkle and bling, for Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge which is an Anything Goes one and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge which is also an Anything Goes Challenge. I opted not to include the twist this time!


And here's my card using some very old patterned papers from First Edition. I don't really have anything new, apart from the new roll of ribbon that I opened, although I have had it for a while, just never used it! 


Recipe:

Stamps: Druscilla from Tiddly Inks, Around & About Sentiments from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Autumn Rose from Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Love Letters Patterned Papers from First Edition

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Stardust Stickles, Gems from Papermania, Big Rose from The Range, Other Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamens from Live & Love Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E43 (Couldn't get my flicks to work today!)
Leaves - YG11, YG17
Dress & Flowers - RV000, RV11, RV32, RV34
Wings - RV91, RV93, RV95

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

Lucy Loo the Flower Goddess

I am SO glad it is Saturday today! I have been so exhausted all week and had a very early night last night, but felt ready for a fun day of crafting this morning! This first card is for The East Wind's Challenge #15 Feel the Fall. Although my card is not traditionally Autumnal, I did use the colours from the season - orange, purple and dark brown, so I hope that counts enough.

This card  is also for Crafty Sentiments Challenge which is also to use Autumn colours, Inky Chicks Challenge #38 Anything Goes, Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #253 to use string (I used twine, but as some of the DT used it too, I guess it counts!) and for the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to use the sketch below.


And here she is. The background looked a bit plain so I started off adding a few dots in 3 different colours and that just ended up spreading and spreading so I dotted all of the background and I love how it came out!


Recipe:

Stamps: Lucy Loo Flower Goddess from The East Wind

Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Gems from The Works, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - YG11, YG13, YG17
Dress - YR00, YR61, YR02, YR04
Flowers - RV63, RV66, RV99
Butterflies - YR00, YR02, YR04, RV91, RV93, RV63, RV66, E49
Dots - YR61, RV63, RV91

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #328 with DeeDee Designs

Good morning and welcome to another sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge blog team. This week we are sponsored by Deedee's Digis.


And the prize is 3 Deedee Digis sets!

Here's this week's sketch #328, which was designed by Cathy.


And here's my card using one of the images from the Bugs & Blooms set. Isn't he just the cutest?


Recipe:

Stamps: Bugs & Blooms from DeeDee Digis, Beautiful Blooms II, Botanical Silhouettes, Daydreamer all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Retired), Greenhouse Gala DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Heart Border Die, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1 both from Papertrey Ink, Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Nellie's Flower Dies from Nellie's, Buttons from stash

Copics Used:
Body - W3, W5, W7, W9, 
Red - R35, R37, R39
Stem - G43, G46
Petals - Y13, Y15, Y17, YR23
Dots - C3, C5, C7

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, September 19, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #123 Use red as the main colour

Thank Goodness it's Friday! It's been a long, busy and tiring week and I've started my zumba classes up again after having the summer off and boy does it show! It won't be long before I'm back into the swing of them though!

Anyway it's time for another fabulous challenge from the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog and this fortnight we are challenging you to use red as the main colour of your card or project. We are also sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and have a great prize for you!

Here's my card using the cute Christmas Helper...Isn't she cute?!


This card is also for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #19 to use red. 

Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Helper from Crafty Sentiments, Holiday Lights from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, White Glitter Card, Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, 

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Snowflakes Dies LR0123 from Marianne Creatables, Edge Border Die 6002/0260 from Joy Crafts!, Snowflake Tree Die from Memory Box, Gems from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E41, E43, E44, E47
Dark Red - R56, R89, R59
Bright Red - R22, R24, R27
Leaves - G97, G99
Green on Presents - YG91, YG93, YG95

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 & Fancy Challenge blog and check out all the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT and join in the fun whilst you are there too! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Paper Shelter Challenge #174 - Ribbon, floss and/or twine

It's time for another challenge from The Paper Shelter and this week we would like to see you use ribbon, floss and/or twine on your projects. A really simple one this week that everyone can join in with, don't you think?! Except it wasn't very easy for me as I had some many ideas swimming around in my head, I couldn't decide on one!

Instead of me choosing, I asked my boyfriend to pick an image from my pile of printed digis from The Paper Shelter and he chose this gorgeous image, Cirque. I think he must have been inspired by an episode of Grimm we were watching earlier that day in which Rosalee joins a Wesen circus to find out who killed two young girls. (If you don't watch it, it's a fabulous series based on the Grimm fairy tales - go check it out!).

Anyway I used the colours of Rosalee's performing outfit as the starting point for my card, added lots of stars and some ribbon of course. I totally love how this one came out!


Recipe:

Stamps: Cirque from The Paper Shelter, Star Prints, Just The Ticket, Everyday Classics all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Silver Encore all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Island Indigo Ruffle Trim (Retired), Silver Taffeta Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Stacking Stars Dies from X-Cut, Die-Namics Star Border from MFT, Ticket Border Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Purple - V05, V06, V09
Turquoise - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09

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 join in the fun whilst you're there too!

The Stamping Chef Challenge #47 Anything Goes

It's time for another fabulous challenge over at The Stamping Chef challenge blog and as always it's an Anything Goes challenge. I used the beautiful Suzette this week and added lots of butterflies - one of my fave things to use on a card, along with a pretty blue and pink colour combo. Love how she came out!


Recipe:

Stamps: Suzette from The Stamping Chef, Butterfly Dreams from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Lost Lagoon both from Stampin' Up, Pastel Dreams Patterned Papers from Lily of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Strawberry Slush from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ruffle Trim, Corner Rounder Punch both from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Scallops Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Peacock Butterfly Die from Wild Rose Studio

Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Lips - R81, R83, R85
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E43
Eyes - BG000, BG01,BG02
Blue on Butterflies - BG70, BG72, BG75
Pink on Butterflies & Ribbon - RV21, RV23, RV25

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

You don't have to use an image from The Stamping Chef store, but if you do you double chances your win 3 digis of your choice from the store!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #42 Fairy Dreams

Good Sunday morning! I hope you have all had a restful weekend so far. It's time for another fabulous challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and this week our challenge is called Fairy Dreams! You can use any winged image, but I used the funky Olive Dapplenewt, which is one of Heather's new images!

Her outfit kind of reminds me of one of mine back in the days when I could get away with short dresses, so I used colours inspired by those times. One of my favourite outfits was a short sparkly turquoise dress with knee length Doc Martens boots and my favourite hair colour was a rich purple with turquoise streaks, so I coloured up Olive in a similar style.

This was my first attempt at dip dyed hair and am pretty pleased with how it came out. We are also sponsored by Petallu, whose owner Lucinda has made the gorgeous flowers I have used. I am in love with these and they are made from such a beautiful soft paper as well. I will be going back for more!

Anyway here's my card... Isn't she cute?!


I'm also entering this card into Live & Love Crafts September Challenge Things with Wings and Charisma Cardz Challenge #20 to use lace and pearls.

Recipe:

Stamps: Olive Dapplenewt from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Flower Fusion #8 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Promises Patterned Papers, Beach Bliss Patterned Papers both from Lily of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Elegant Eggplant from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, Lace from local craft store, Pearls from Hobby House and Crystal Stickers, Die-Namics Fishtail Banner Dies from MFT, Gem Butterfly from The Range, Flowers from Petallu, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair- BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07, V01, V04, V06, V09
Dress - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Wings - V91, V12, V93, BG000, BG01, BG02
Eyes & Boots - BV20, BV23, BV25
Straps & Belt - V04, V05, V06

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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Autumn Wishes

This fortnight's challenge #21 over at All Dressed Up is to make an Autumn card so I pulled out one of my newer digis, Autumn Girl 03 and some kind of Autumn coloured papers to make a card this morning. This card is also for Sketchy Challenges #78 to use the sketch below, Fab & Funky's Challenge #228 to use something cute and buttons, Inky Chicks Challenge #37 to use stitching and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Repeat Repeat. I have repeated the bows and the green flower buttons!


And here's my cutie...

Recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Girl 03 from All Dressed Up, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Certainly Celery (Retired), Soft Suede, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Boho Chic Patterned Papers from First Edition

Inks: Certainly Celery (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons, Subtles Buttons (Retired), Clips Assortment all from Stampin' Up, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Framed Out #4 Die from Papertrey Ink, Embroidery Thread from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E13, E15, E18
Hat & Scarf - YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18
Cardigan, Boots & Acorns - E71, E74, E77
Dress & Leaves - G40, G43, G46
Pumpkins - YR04, YR68, YR07, YR18

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

Snowy Greetings!

I don't usually start my Christmas cards this early, although I have already made a couple for specific challenges. But as this is my first pink Christmas card of the year, I thought I would enter it into Crafty Ribbons Challenge #102. I do think I'm probably stretching the challenge a bit, but I don't know anyone with a new baby for a baby's first Christmas, nor do I know anyone whose spending their first Christmas together, so first pink Christmas card it is!

This card is also for The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to use the sketch below, Crafty Sentiments' Challenge to use spots or stripes, In The Pink's Challenge #52 to use buttons and bows and for Crafty Little Fairies September Challenge to use sparkle and bling.


And here's my card with some very strategically placed frantage to cover up the blob from my W9 marker! 


Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Dress from Crafty Sentiments, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Primrose Petals, Basic Gray both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Uncommon Patterned Papers from Authentique

Inks: Primrose Petals from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Versamark, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Primrose Petals Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Buttons from The Works, Twine from Doodlebug, Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous, Clear Gems from Papermania, Wooden Snowflakes, White Glitter Glue, Pink Gems all from Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Dress & Hat - R81, R83, R85
Trims - R11, R12
Cape & Boots - C1, C3, C5
Ground - W1, W3

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