Friday, September 4, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Books and/or Reading

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at The Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge. This week we are celebrating Read A Book Day on September 6th, so our challenge for you is to incorporate reading or books into your project this week.

I have always been a big reader ever since I was a kid. I constantly have a book on the go and try to read about 100 books every year. I don't always meet that target but I try! I am way behind this year though as I went through a phase early in the year where I wasn't reading very much, so I am only at 52 books so far. I will probably get 80 or so read by the end of December!

Anyway....my project this week is an inspirational book stand image for my classroom to go on top of my bookcase to, hopefully, encourage the kids in my class to read! I used the gorgeous Fairy Tales image by Holly Durr @Sweet Pea Stamps along with a quote from All Booked Up by Papertrey Ink.


Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Tales by Holly Durr @Sweet Pea Stamps, All Booked Up from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Marina Mist from Stampin Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Spring Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Coffee in the Arbour Lovely Weather Patterned Paper & Vintage Autumn Basics No III both from Maja Design

Inks: Marina Mist & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired), Bravo Burgundy Ribbon (Retired) and Wild Wasabi Ribbon (Retired) all form Stampin' Up, Shape Art Book Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Blue on hairband, top and patches - B32, B34, B37
Skirt - T1, T2, T4, T6
Wings - B60, B41, B21, B45
Key - T1, T6
Stars, Moons & Lock on book - T1, T2
Book Pages - E40, E42
Green Books - G85, G94, G99
Brown Books - E70, E71, E74, E77
Burgundy Books - R56, R89, R59
Ground - E51, E53, E55

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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

In The Pink Challenge #77 Ribbons and Bows

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge over at In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you to add ribbons and bows to your pink project! Easy peasy!

I used a gorgeous image from Lacy Sunshine for my card today and added two different types of ribbon and a bow. Love how soft this one turned out.


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Forever My Darling Love Notes Fairy from Lacy Sunshine, Mini Blooms from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Vintage Summer Basics Patterned Papers from Maja Designs

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Organza Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Scalloped Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Ribbon & Sash - RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02
Flowers - Y11, Y00, C00
Stem - G02, G05, G07

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 too?! 

We have a fabulous sponsor this fortnight too - Dies to Die For who are giving away a fantastic £15 gift voucher to their store.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

All Dressed Up Challenge #40 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge at All Dressed Up, back after our summer vacation! As always our challenge is an anything goes one, as long as you use an image from the All Dressed Up Etsy store or from the freebies page on the blog.

I chose to use the gorgeous Little Flower Fairy for my card today and made an almost all blue card for a change. Isn't she just beautiful?!


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Little Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up, Banner Blast from Stampin' Up

Papers: Soft Sky, Marina Mist & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Vintage Summer Basics Patterned Papers from Maja Design

Inks: Soft Sky & Marina Mist both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Vanilla Flower Trim & Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, White Gesso, Lace from local market

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Dress & Shoes - B91, B93, B95, B97
Big Flowers and darker flowers on headband - B91, B93, B95
Wings & light blue flowers on headband - B0000, B00, B01, B02
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Grass - YG11, YG25, YG93, YG09, YG63, YG67

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 by the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?! As always there re some fabulous prizes and a Guest Designer spot to win! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group Challenge - CAS cards

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. I thought I would join in the challenge this month to welcome all the new DT members that have recently joined both the challenge blog and the Facebook DT team.

Bonnie has set everyone the challenge of making a CAS card. For those of you who follow me or know me, will know that CAS is not part of my card making repertoire! LOL I can't do CAS. Let me rephrase that. I just CANNOT do CAS. It's not in me to leave loads of white space and not all layers of  pretty papers and lots of die cuts and embellishments.

And here is my card using the gorgeous Toadstool Fairy - not as CAS as maybe a strict CAS card is, but this is as close to it as I can go. I had to add some patterned papers and some die cuts, but I did leave off the ribbon and other embellishments completely. I don't mind the card, but it does feel like something is missing.


Recipe:

Stamps: Toadstool Fairy from Ching-Chou Kuik, Botanical Silhouettes form Papertrey Ink

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

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Toadstool Dies from Joanna Sheen

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47
Underside of Toadstools -  E42, E43, E44
Snail - E43, E44, YG91, YG93
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Shoes - YG91, YG93

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 facebook group and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?

You can also join in our blog challenge, Fall Colours, which starts today as well. You can see my card for that challenge here.

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to an extra post from  me for the All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge, which starts again this month after the DT had a summer vacation. This month our challenge is to use summery colours.

I took a few liberties with this one as you will see in my card, but the papers I used are called Paris Girl from Carta Bella, and having just returned from Paris last week, I just had to use them and took my colours from that pad. I thought this image, A Little Me Time, would work really well too to look like the many French cafes we saw along the street sides on our tour around Paris.


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Recipe:

Stamps: A Little Me Time from All Dressed Up, Artistic Etchings from Stampin' Up

Papers: Rose Red, Whisper White & Smoky Slate all from Stampin' Up, Paris Girl Patterned Papers from Carta Bella, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Rose Red & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Very Vanilla Flower Trim(Retired), Rose Red Ribbon (Retired) & Smoky Slate Ribbon (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Pearls from Crystal Stickers

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20,, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Skirt & Dog's Bow - R81, R83, R8, R89
Top, Tights & Bow - R81, R83
Shoes - C00, C1, C3
Chair - T2, T4, T6
Ground - W00, W1, W3
Tablecloth - R11, R21

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 Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

We also have our challenge blog and the anything goes challenge on there runs until tomorrow, so get your cards in quick! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fireborn Inspiration

Today is the last day for entering the FaeryInk Facebook Challenge, so I pulled out my digis this morning and grabbed one to use. The challenge this month is creatures, so the image had to have a creature in it. I chose to use the gorgeous Amber Elegant Fowl for my card.

I took my colour inspiration from a book I finished last week, called Fireborn by Keri Arthur. She is one of my favourite authors and I love every series she writes. This book was about a phoenix spirit who could take on 3 different forms - a human, a fire spirit or a firebird. The colours of her flames in the book very much inspired the colours of my bird and the Fire Fae!


This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Amber Elegant Fowl from FaeryInk, Half & Half from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie & Sunny Garden DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Poppy Parade (Retired) & Pumpkin Pie both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Red Gems from Papermania, Orange Gems from Crystal Stickers, Gold Gems from The Works, Half & Half Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Red - R22, R24, R27, R29
Orange - YR04, YR68, YR07
Yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Green - G14, G17
Bench - T1, T2, T4, T6
Ground - W1, W3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! I'm back to school tomorrow to finish setting up my classroom and then off to the hairdresser's!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #66 School Rules

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog. This fortnight our challenge is called School Rules, so we want to see some school related projects.

As a teacher, I love to have a new notebook each year, but I tend to decorate a massive one and then use hardly any of it! So this year I am going for a cute little notebook that can also fit easily into my handbag and be more manageable to carry around!

I used the cute Kenna Back To School image and coloured her in red and lime green to go with the notebook I had bought (I got 6 of these for £1 from Poundland so might make all the other members of my Year 3 team a new notebook for the beginning of the school year which starts for teachers anyway, on Thursday September 3rd for 2 days worth of training.)



This notebook is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Kenna Back To School from Lacy Sunshine, Fruit Fusion:Apple from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red & Lucky Limeade (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Real Red Gingham Ribbon (Retired) & Lucky Limeade Organza Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Fruit Fusion: Apple Die from Papertrey Ink

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?! As always there are some fabulous prizes and a guest designer spot to be won!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of Things with Wings

Good afternoon or morning depending on whereabouts in the world you are! It's time for another Art by MiRan Facebook Challenge and as it is the end of the month, it is our monthly Anything Goes challenge as long as you use an image from Art by MiRan. We have now started to add optional twists to these challenges which, if you use the twist, gives you an extra entry into winning the prizes! This month our optional twist is to add things with wings! Easy peasy!

Here is my card using the gorgeous Florine, who has wings being a fairy and all, but I also added some butterflies around her too.


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Recipe:

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

Papers: So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) & Perfect Plum Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vintage Borders Die 6002/0359, Floral Flourishes Die 6003/0001 & Oval Frame & Flower Die 6002/0459 all from Joy Crafts, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies from Memory Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - V12, V15, V17
Wings - V0000, V000, V01, V04
Flowers in Hair - V01, V04, V05
Branch - E74, E77, E79
Bushes - G02, G05, G07
Leaves & Stems near water - G29, G99
Rocks - C1, C3, C5
Leaves in Top Left - YG93, YG95, YG97
Vine & Leaves in Top Right - YG61, YG63, YG67
Flowers - Y21, Y23, Y26
Water & Eyes - BG0000, 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 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 are there too?

Lacy Sunshine Blog Hop

GOOD MORNING LACIES!!!

It was a lovely day with a gentle breeze making the grass wave, but all of a sudden black clouds and icy wind came out of the north! What could it be, but an evil force coming to wreak havoc in the garden? It must be Frostbite, the evil villainess, and why is she freezing the sweet Flower Pot Pretties and blooming beauties?!? Snow is falling everywhere, and the icy wind blasted open the doors of the greenhouse! How can we save the Flower Pot Pretties? What can be done to save summer?

We must Hop! With everyone hopping and spreading Sunshine we might have a chance to save the Flower Pot Pretties from Frostbite!

Today Color Your World is having another FUN Blog Hop combining the talented Design Team and the talented Creative Team!


Lacy Sunshine's greenhouse containing all the FLOWER POT PRETTIES has been frozen by a magical snow storm at the end of August.

We have a fantastic grand prize on offer for the lucky winner and lots of digi prizes to giveaway at the end of this hop, so its definitely worth your while hopping along with us all.

Digi Prizes
Each hop stop Creative Team Designer and Design Team Designer will pick one commenter from their blog and that lucky person will win a digi of their choice.

Grand Prize

The Grand prize is a $30 gift certificate for digital stamps and papers in the Lacy Sunshine shoppe.

To be in with a chance to win all you have to do is hop to ALL the blogs in the line up and leave comments as you go. Only those who comment on all the blogs will go forward to a LIVE random drawing held on August 30th and the winners will be picked out by Heather.

My card
I was given the gorgeous Frozen Katie Foxtails Flowerpot Pretty image to use for my wintery card as a magical snowstorm has hit all the Flower Pot Pretties at the end of August and frozen them all!


Recipe:

Stamps: Frozen Katie Foxtails Flowerpot Pretty from Lacy Sunshine, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, All Is Calm DSP (Retired), Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card 

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) & Pool Party Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Gem from The Works, Framed Out #5 Die from Papertrey Ink, Crystal Stickles, Ice Crystal Die #1 6002/2018, Ice Crystal Die #2 6002/2019 & Ice Crystal Border Die 6002/2021 all from Joy Crafts

So you don't get lost, start at the beginning



Bonnie DT

Kitty DT

Lisbeth DT

Linda DT

Natasja DT


Audrey DT

Cindy CT

Erin CT

Carolyn CT

Sandra CT

Aurora CT


Lozzy CT

Annie CT

Lisa CT


Irene DT

Many thanks for hopping with us today, don't forget that only those who comment on ALL the hop stops are eligible to win the prizes. Then pop over to our Lacy Sunshine Blog on August 30th to see if you're a winner!

Have a colourful day, from all of us at the Color Your World Lacy Sunshine Creative & Design teams.

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday Polka Dot Bikini

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the latest Flashback Friday for Sassy Studio Designs. This week we are showcasing the gorgeous Polka Dot Bikini and I don't know about you, but as soon as I heard her name I got that song in my head...you know the one....the one by Timmy Mallett! This one....


Hehe and now it'll be in your head all day! 

And onto my card...here she is in her itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini! A little more CAS from me today.


This card is also for
Digi Choosday Challenge Week 32 Use 2 papers (The yellow spotty and brown striped are my papers - the other piece is a stamp)

Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Bikini from Sassy Studio Designs, Back Pocket Basics from Papertrey Ink, Everyday Grungy Messages & Background Bits Industrial both from Lili of the Valley

Papers: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) & Chocolate Chip Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: So Saffron & More Mustard (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Back pocket basics Dies from Papertrey Ink, Pearls from Doodlebug

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Lips - E55, E57, E59
Yellow - Y15, Y17, Y19
Sand - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - G14, G17

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 Blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in our challenge whilst you are there?!