Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps March Challenge Fancy and Frills

Good morning everyone and welcome to my post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge for March. This month we are challenging you to make a creation that is fancy and uses frills. Definitely my sort of card as I love lots of fancy die cuts.

I have used the gorgeous Rose with Thorns for this card and absolutely love her. She had to be pink of course! Hope you like her!


This card is also for...

Recipe:

Stamps: Rose with Thorns from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

Papers: Primrose Petals Coredinations (Retired), Primrose Petals card (Retired),  Raspberry Ripple (Retired), Garden Green, Regals DSP Stack (Retired) & In Colors 2012 - 14 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Primrose Petals Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from Marianne Designs, Pearls from stash, Heart Swirls Doohickey Die & Bon Voyage Foliage Doohickey Die both from Magnolia, Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses Dies from MFT, Frame and 3 corners dies 6002/0356 & Ornate Edge Die 6002/0357 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Green - G17, G46, G28
Dress - R56, R59
Roses & Trims - R81, R83, R85, R89
Clouds - C00, C1, C2
Sky - BG10, BG11

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

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls March Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to my post for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog. Today we start a new challenge and as always it's an anything goes challenge. This challenge runs for a month and the prizes are fabulous! A $20 paypal credit to the Paper Nest Dolls store for the winner and a free digi of your choice for the top 3 chosen by the design team!

Here's my card using the gorgeous Some Bunny Loves You from the new Spring Collection. I thought I would try out my clothing class techniques for the folds on her dress using the same colours that I practised with and I do like how they turned out.


And this is the card opened a bit more so you can see how the folds were made.


Recipe:

Stamps: Some Bunny Loves You from The Paper Nest Dolls, Little Labels from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) & Polka Dot Parade DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Daffodil Delight & Marina Mist both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon & Marina Mist Ribbon, 1/4" Circle Punch all from Stampin' Up, Heart Die & Jar Labels 2 Die both from Papertrey Ink, Delicate Daisies Complete Petals Dies from Sue Wilson @Creative Expressions, Oval Die 6002/0304 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Bunny - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, R30
Blue - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26

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

All Dressed Up Challenge #30 Anything Goes

Good morning everyone and welcome to my challenge post for the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. This fortnight our challenge is, as always, an anything goes challenges, as long as you use one of Wendy's gorgeous images. Unfortunately those not using an All Dressed Up image will not qualify for the fantastic prize, but not to worry if you don't have any. You can always use one of the freebies from this page, or pop over to the All Dressed Up Etsy store and purchase some!

I used the gorgeous To Have and To Hold for my card this time. I was originally going to make this into a 40th wedding anniversary card for my parents' anniversary in a couple of weeks time, but in the end I decided to go with a more traditional wedding card.

You can't see at all in the photo as my camera didn't pick it up but the bride's veil and all the roses have been painted with clear Wink of Stella for a subtle shimmer as well and looks lovely in real life.


Recipe:

Stamps: To Have and To Hold from All Dressed Up, Hearts A Flutter from Stampin' Up, Background Basics: Hearts from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Bravo Burgundy (Retired), Basic Gray, Whisper White, Mellow Moss & Regals DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Bravo Burgundy (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella 

Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon & Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses from MFT, Fancy Heart Border Die from Crafty Sentiments, Leaves Dies from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Bride's Hair - E23, E25, E27
Groom's Hair - E55, E57, E59
Suit - W3, W5, W7, W9
Groom's Shoes - C3, C5, C7, C9
Red - R56, R89, R59
Dress & Veil - C00, C1
Ground - W00, W1, W3
Leaves - G94

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 DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #53 Passion for Fashion

Good morning everyone and welcome to my post for the new challenge over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. This fortnight we are challenging you to make a creation that displays a Passion for Fashion! For my card I have used to gorgeous Victorian Lizabeth in the Springtime. look at how classy this lady is! Love her outfit and her hat is gorgeous too!

And here she is... I decided to go with a neutral colour palette this time and love the colours that I ended up with.


This card is also for...

Recipe:

Stamps: Victorian Lizabeth in the Springtime from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Birthday Sentiments from Wild Rose Studio

Papers: Kraft, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla & Mocha Morning DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Cutting and Embossing Border Die 6002/0357 & Cutting & Embossing Oval Die 6002/0304 both from Joy Crafts, Stamen from Live & Love Crafts, Large Bow Die from Impression Obsession, Flowers from The Range, Magnolia, Hobbycraft & Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E49
Light Brown - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dark Brown - E71, E74, E79

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're there too?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

My last Sketch Saturday Challenge card

Good morning and welcome to my last post for the Sketch Saturday design team. I have decided to step down from this DT as my workload at school has increased and something unfortunately has to give. This DT is my busiest, so hopefully by stepping down it will give me more time to do all the other things I need to get done each week.

I am sad to be going - I have been on the team for almost 2 years now. I joined the girls in March 2013 and they were my first busy DT, so I would love to thank everyone who I have been on the team with for all their help, support and friendship over the last two years. I will miss all you girls, but I will keep popping back to say hello! You know I love my sketches!

Anyway on to the actual challenge...This week we have a great prize to win, sponsored by our dear Niki!

Here is sketch #350:

And here is my take on it... Dedicated to all my Sketch Saturday teamies, past and present :)


Recipe:

Stamps: Little Kitty Lady from Wee Stamps (was a freebie on Sylvia's blog ages ago), Fillable Frames #12 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crushed Curry, Basic Gray & Afternoon Picnic DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Card Candi from Craftworks Cards, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Mouse - C2, C3, C5, C7, C9
Cat - W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Hat - E31, E33, E35
Ground - E40, E41
Pink - R20, R30
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26

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 why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Art by MiRan Facebook February Anything Goes Challenge

Good afternoon and thank goodness it's Friday! I was back at work this week after having half term off school last week and it has been so hard getting up at 6:15 every morning again! At least the morning are a bit lighter now when I get up!

And because it's Friday that means it is time for another fabulous challenge over at the Art by MiRan Facebook group. This time our challenge is our Anything Goes challenge and that means you can do anything you like for our challenge as long as it uses an image from Art by MiRan, which does also include the rubber stamps from Whimsy Stamps and Treasured Times Stamps.

I decided to use the gorgeous Fairy Lily for my card today - isn't she just adorable?! Thought I would go for a softer colour scheme to use some of my new gorgeous papers from Pion Design that I got last week from Live & Love Crafts.


This card is also for:
Papertake Weekly's Take Your Pick Challenge - I have picked cool colours

Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Lily from Art by MiRan, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Soft Sky, Mellow Moss (Retired) & Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Grandma's School Book Leaves & Shoreline Treasures White Blossom Patterned Paper both from Pion Design, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart, Pearl Brad from the Lilliput Collection from Dovecraft, Pearls from stash, English Roses Dies LR0162 from Marianne Designs, Fluttering Corner Die from Memory Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Stem, Dress Trim & Shoes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Dress - B0000, B00, B02, B05
Wings - B0000, B00, B02, YG11, YG13
Flowers - B91, B93, B95, B97

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 and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too? Our Progressive Challenge is still running until March 12th as well so you still have time to join in that challenge as well. 

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday - Valentine Honey

Good morning and welcome to my post for Flashback Friday over on Sassy Studio Designs. Each Friday the team showcase a particular stamp from the Sassy Studio store to remind us all of some of the older, but still fabulous, images.

This week I have joined in a the GDT for this month to use the fabulous Valentine Honey, which you can buy here. I decided that instead of making a Valentine's card, seeing as that occasion has passed us by, I would use this image as a summer image instead, just to show that a particular image doesn't always have to be for a certain occasion.

And here she is on the beach in her spotty bikini!


Recipe:

Stamps: Valentine Honey from Sassy Studio Designs, Postcard from Crafty Sentiments, Think Big Favorites #10 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Modern Medley DSP & Love Letter DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon & Hearts Collection Framelits both from Stampin' Up, Heart-2-Heart #11 Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Eyes - E25, E27, E29
Red - R24, R27, R29
Sand - YR31, YR21, Y21, Y23, Y26

And that's all from me for this post folks. Don't forget to pop on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and check out all the other gorgeous creations from the DT using this fabulous image.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #270 Sassy In A Row - Guest Designer Post

Good morning and welcome to my GDT post for Sassy Studio Designs Challenge blog. This week the Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge is to use the bingo board below to add elements to your card. I used the diagonal line from the top left - add flowers, use a sentiments and use pink! How could I turn down the opportunity to use pink! LOL (I did also manage to squeeze in use a ribbon or bow and add a heart as well).


And here's my card using Holiday Belle Honey.


This card is also for 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #126 to use their bingo board as well - I use the top row of ribbon, something pink and die cut
Creative Knockouts Challenge #78 to use lots of layers

Recipe:

Stamps: Holiday Belle Honey from Sassy Studio Designs, Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiments form Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Autumn Rose from Papertrey Ink, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Love Letter Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Autumn Rose from Papertrey Ink,  Copic Markers

Accessories: Autumn Rose Ribbon from Papertrey Ink, Heart Banner from La-La Land Crafts, Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses Die, Dainty Lace Border Die, Oval Dainty Doily Die all from MFT, Heart Stems Die & Small Bow Die both from Impression Obsession, Postage Stamp Die from Whimsy Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Dark Pink - R81, R83, R85, R89
Centre Panel on Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13
Bow - RV000, RV00, RV02

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 fun whilst you're there too?! There are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Paper Shelter Challenge #192 Make It Digital

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for The Paper Shelter's Challenge #192. This week we are challenging you to Make It Digital. You can interpret that however you wish, but I have chosen to use one of the Paper Shelter's images that has been coloured in digitally by Veronica herself and one of the matching digital patterned papers.

I used the gorgeous Fantasy Perfumes digi and paper as I thought this would make an ideal card for my MIL to send out to one of her friends. These images are gorgeously coloured and do save a lot of time for when you are needing to make a quick card. It actually took longer to cut out the pre-printed image than it did to put the rest of the card together!


Recipe:

Stamps: Fantasy Perfumes from The Paper Shelter, Petite Pairs from Stampin' Up

Papers: Pacific Point & Pale Plum (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, White card from school!

Inks: Pacific Point from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Pearls from stash, Delicate Daisies Complete Petals Dies from Sue Wilson@Creative Expressions

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're there too?! There are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Zodiac Collection Pisces

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for The Paper Nest Dolls. I decided to use an older stamp for my card today - Pisces from the Zodiac Collection and made what I call a peephole card, because it has a peephole in it to the inside!

This is the card closed... You can see Pisces peeping out. I added swirls for the seaweed and dew drops for the bubbles on the outside. The sentiment was computer generated as I have no real mermaid related sentiments - must fix that problem LOL


And this is the inside... I used sequins for the bubbles this time so the card could close flat.


Recipe:

Stamps: Pisces from the Zodiac Collection from The Paper Nest Dolls

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Retro Fresh DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copics Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) & Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim both from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Fancy Flourish Die from MFT, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both fro Spellbinders, Dew Drops, Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame Die from Die'Sire

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B32, B34, B37, B39
Turquoise - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Tail - BG11, BG23, BG34, BG13
Fish - YR04, YR07, YR15

And that's all from me for  this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget our challenge is still running so you still have a few days to get your cards in to win some fabulous prizes!