Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bad Demon....and Loving it!

Betty from Simply B Stamps is holding a Facebook competition to use their fabulous Demonic Babe digi and create a project using it as either a good or a bad demon. I just had to go with a bad one!

This card is also for Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes, Inky Chicks Challenge #41 to use 3 stamps on your card (I used the Demonic Babe Digi, the sentiment digi and the flourish behind her), Papertake Weekly's Sketch Challenge #95 to use the sketch below and for Creative Inspirations Challenge #287 to use black, purple and orange.

I loved this sketch and will definitely be using this one again!


And here's my card ...


Recipe:

Stamps: Demonic Babe from Simply B Stamps, Fancy Flourishes from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Oct 31 Patterned Papers from Fancy Pants, The Apothecary Emporium Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Card Candi from Craftworks Cards

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9, BV00, V15, V17
Orange - YR12, YR16, YR18

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

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

Whimsy Stamps are having a DT call. I will admit I wasn't sure whether to enter it or not as I know there are going to be so many fabulous entries, but as my boyfriend rightly pointed out, "You'll never know if you don't try!", so here I am with my entry.

I love Whimsy Stamps and many of the other lines they do in digi and rubber as well, such as Art by MiRan, Wee Stamps, Time for Tea Designs etc and I have so many of their sentiment stamps too as they always seem to have one that is just exactly what I am looking for. There just so many different designers to choose from at Whimsy, it's sometimes too hard just to choose one or two to use!

I have been a regular participant in the Whimsy Stamps challenge blog and was lucky enough to be chosen as a Guest Designer in the past.

Anyway here is my card for this entry using one of my favourite colour combos - pink and brown. I used the cute Goldie Locks by Elizabeth Bell and the Ticket Notes sentiment set too. Not sure if you can see it very well in the picture, but I have paper-toled this image so she has more depth and I love how she came out.


I thought I would also add a couple of my other favourite cards using products from Whimsy Stamps as well.



And I made this one using Hopeful from the Wee Stamps line by Sylvia Zet. You can find my original post here.


Recipe for the Goldie Locks card:

Stamps: Goldie Locks, Ticket Notes both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Rose Red, Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Always & Forever Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rose Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Cherish Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart,Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls, Pearl Stamens from Live & Love Crafts, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bow Die Set from Sue Wilson@Creative Expressions, Butterfly from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E79
Stool - E42, E44, E47
Cat - E30, E31, E33
Reds - R56, R59
Pinks - R81, R83, R85
Leaves - G21, G17

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my entry! 

The Paper Shelter Challenge #180 Is it too early for Christmas?

Veronica has been bringing out so many gorgeous new winter/Christmas digi at the minute and I am so glad this challenge is perfect for them! This week at The Paper Shelter, we would like you to make a Christmas card/project. I know I am going to need lots of Christmas cards again this year, so it's always handy to make an early start (but I will probably still be making them the last few days of the season too!).

I used the gorgeous Holy Night, which is one of the latest releases. Isn't she gorgeous and the reindeer is cute too! I added some snow writer for the snow on the ground and some little flowers in the corners to act as poinsettias. I don't actually have any poinsettias dies and only 1 stamps, which was too big for what I wanted. Thinking about it now, I should have used my Silhouette Portrait to cut some out, but it just didn't occur to me at the time!

Anyway here she is....I printed her a bit smaller than I usually do and whilst it made her a bit harder to colour, I like the smaller size (sometimes!).


Recipe:

Stamps: Holy Night from The Paper Shelter, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink, Petite Petals from Stampin' Up

Papers: Real Red, River Rock, Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: River Rock Ribbon (Retired), Petite Petals Punch both from Stampin' Up, Tender Leaves Dies from Memory Box, Die-namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT, Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Xmas Red & Diamond Stickles, Snow Writer, Gems from Papermania, Photo Finisher Strips Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67, E42, E43, E44
Red - R35, R37, R39
Reindeer - E30, E31, E33, E35, E39
Holly Leaves - G17, G28
Toggles - YG63, YG67

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over too 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're there too?! There are some fabulous prizes to be won!


The Stamping Chef Challenge #53 Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to another challenge for The Stamping Chef, which as always is an Anything Goes challenge. I'm slowly making a start on my Christmas cards and used the fantastic Krissy Kringle for my card this week and used some traditional colours of red, green and touches of gold.

Isn't she just stunning?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Krissy Kringle from The Stamping Chef, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, River Rock, Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Glitter Card from local craft store

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, LR0123 Snowflakes Dies from Marianne Creatables, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Red - RR35, R37, R39
Ground - E40, E41, E42

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 blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards fro the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too? Remember you don't have to use an image from The Stamping Chef to join in, but if you do, you double your chances of winning the fabulous digi prize!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pretty Rowan Fairy

I love these images from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and had to use one today for Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #97 to use either fairies or bears. I used the sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge as well.


And here's my interpretation of it...


Recipe:

Stamps: Rowan Fairy from Wee Stamps

Papers: Rose Red, Mellow Moss (Retired) from Stampin' Up, English Rose Collection Patterned Papers from Kaisercraft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Felt from Hobbycraft, Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses from MFT, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilitiess both from Spellbinders, Pearl from Crystal Stickers, Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls, Diamond Stickles, Heart Border Die from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Branch - E15, E18
Dark Red - R56, R59
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Wings - R81, R83
Leaves - YG67, G21

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

Cheshire Cat's A Dreaming

The challenge on The East Wind's Facebook page this time is to use animals. I used my second prize discount code from the previous zombies challenge to buy this fabulous Cheshire Cat digi for a different twist on the challenge. I'm also entering this card into Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, which is an anything goes one as it The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge.

I used the colours from Disney's Cheshire Cat for my colours and although they don't match the papers I used, I actually quite like it. I wanted to use this chevron paper from SU, but didn't have any in bright pink or purple, so went with the closest I had.


Recipe:

Stamps: Lucy Loo Cheshire Cat from The East Wind, Daydreamer from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Early Espresso, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack, Neutrals DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Orchid Opulence (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon from stash, Card Candi from Craftwork Cards, Filigree Corneer Die, Stitched Scallop Border Die both from La-La Land Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Eyes - YG03, YG06
Purple - BV00, V15, V17
Pink - RV02, RV04, RV06
Tree - E71, E74, E79
Signs - E55, E57, E59
Sky - BG000, BG10, BG11

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

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #45 Use a Hat

Good morning and welcome to another fantastic challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog! This fortnight we want you to use an image with a hat - simples! There are so many fabulous digis in the Lacy Sunshine store wearing all sorts of hats that I actually had a hard time picking one!

I finally decided on using Victoria Melancholy Moppet using one of my fave colours combos - peach, light green and light brown! Isn't she just a cutie?!


This card is also for Crafty Sentiments Challenge to use a sentiment, Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes and for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, also an Anything Goes one. 

Recipe:

Stamps: Victoria Melancholy Moppet from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Back Pocket Basics from Papertrey Ink

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

Inks: Pistachio Pudding form Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Buttons from stash, Faux Quilled Blooms Dies from Sue Wilson@ Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Bench - E95, E97, E99
Peach on dress & Hat - YR00, YR61, YR02, YR04
Flowers - YR68, YR07, YR18
Brown on outfit - E55, E57
Greens - G40, G43, G46
Sky - BG000, 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 Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and join in the fun whilst you're there too. Don't forget there are some fabulous prizes to be won and a chance to be our next guest designer too! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Now Alison's in the Graveyard!

After having Marie and Fangletta haunt a graveyard for my Lacy Sunshine DT project the other week, I thought I would create a scene using the Tiddly Inks digi Alison and some of the elements from Batty for You to create a mini graveyard scene!

This card is for Tiddly Inks Challenge #143 to use non-traditional Hallowe'en colours (not sure if mine are really as I use grey, purple and green on Hallowe'en cards, but the challenge stated no orange or black, which I haven't got any of apart from the raven and the bat). This is also for Di's Digi Designs Hallowe'en Challenge, Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #22 Hallowe'en, Crafty Little Fairies Challenge for October to use only 1 patterned paper, for Deep Ocean's Challenge #89 to make a one layer card (I think my passes as some of the DT did a patterned paper layer and their their image layer) and for The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge to make a scene.

And here she is...I did get a bit carried away with all the clouds on this one and I wish I had use a spooky tree in the background too, but that only occurred to me after I had finished my colouring! And I think I finally have made enough Hallowe'en cards now!


Recipe:

Stamps: Alison, Batty For You both from Tiddly Inks, Tee-Hee-Hee from Stampin' Up

Papers: Blackberry Bliss, Basic Grey, Moonlight DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Blackberry Bliss from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Blackberry Bliss Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - Y1, Y23, Y26, Y28
Hat - YG21, YG3, YG25
Dress & Hat Band - V15, V17, BV08
Gravestones, Bat & Raven - C3, C5, C7, C9
Moon & Clouds - C00, C1, C2
Grass - G21, G28, YG67, YG97
Sky - BV20, BV23, BV5, BV29

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

Raven Haired Rapunzel

I bought this gorgeous digi from Sassy Studio a couple of weeks ago and thought she would be perfect for a few challenges today! Now I know Rapunzel is usually depicted as having long blonde hair, but I thought she would look beautiful with black hair and she definitely does!

This card is for Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #252 to make a card any shape except a square, so out came my Silhouette Portrait to cut the base, along with the oval frame, flowers, borders and swirls. Love having a machine that can cut all these fancy shapes! This is also for A Creative Romance's Challenge to use pink, for Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #4 to use a touch of pink (Mine is a bit more than a touch, but I hope I can get away with it!), Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use black, white and one other colour and for The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge which is an Anything Goes one this week.

And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Rapunzel Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs, Sending You from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Primrose Petals (Retired), Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple (Retired), Whisper White, In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Primrose Petals (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Primrose Petals Stitched Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Brads from stash, Black Lace from stash, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Silhouette Die Cuts - Card base, Flowers, Swirls, Oval Frame, Oval Insert, Flower Border

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair- C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress & Lips - RV91, RV32, RV34
Flowers - R32, R56, R59
Leaves - G21

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #333 with Sir Stampalot

Happy Saturday and welcome to another fabulous challenge at the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog! Our sponsor this week is my local craft store Sir Stampalot, who are fabulous for all things Tilda! They also sell a huge range of patterned papers and heaps of dies and I always end up spending way too much in there than I plan to! 


The prize this week is...

And here is sketch #333 was designed by me...


And here's my take on it...


Recipe:

Stamps: Butterfly Blue from Ching Chou Kuik, Remembering Your Birthday from Stampin' Up

Papers: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Butterflies Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Doo-Hickey Tilda's Lace Border Die from Magnolia

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E11, E13, E15, E18
Top, Eyes & Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Gold - YR31, YR24, Y21, Y23
Wings & Butterflies - Y11, Y13, G40, G43
Butterfly Bodies - C5, C7
Twigs - E71, E74

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