Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Smexy for my Daddy!

It's my dad's birthday next week and I usually make him some sort of football or beer drinking related card, but thought one of the smexies from Slinky Tart would be a good idea. I'm pretty sure he'll appreciate her! LOL

This card is for Crafty Sentiments' For A Man Challenge.

And here she is... I kept the card fairly simply as my dad isn't really a fan of lots of frilly, fluffy stuff on his card, so a bit of twine and a few buttons and she was done really quickly.


Recipe:

Stamps: Miss Smexy from Slinky Tart, Round & Round & Star Prints both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Taken With Teal (Retired), Whisper White & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Red Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Hawaiian Shores Buttons from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Eyes - BG01, BG02, BG05
Red - R35, R37, R39
T-Shirt - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09

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

Saturday, January 24, 2015

For Your Special Day from Copia

I so wanted to join with the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends & Fans Progressive Challenge, so pulled out my folder of printed digi stamps that I have from them and decided on using Copia by Zoimar Lezama. I've never been brave enough to colour her in before as I just wasn't sure whether I could do the dress properly or not. But...I gave her a good go and despite my RV23 running out completely halfway through and with no reinker either, I think she came out quite well.

This card is also for Copic Marker Europe's Challenge #36 to use flowers, Scrapper's Delight's Challenge #39 to use your favourite colours (everyone should know by now that mine is pink! LOL), Creative Inspirations Challenge #297 to use pearls, 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #107 Anything Goes, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use 3 different shapes (I used squares, rectangle and semi-circles) and for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Anything Goes.

And here she is in a very bright pink, black and white combo!


Recipe:

Stamps: Copia from Zoimar Lezama @Sweet Pea Stamps, Celebration Circle Pennants from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pink Passion (Retired) & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Girlfriends Tapestry, Stripe & Kaleidoscope Flourish Patterned Papers all from TPC Studio

Inks: Pink Passion (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon from Stash, Circle Pennants Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Black Baker's Twine from stash, Doily from Dovecrafts, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Works, Pearl Stamen from Live & Love Crafts, Pearls from Crystal Stickers

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20, R30
Hair & Vest - C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Ruffle & Bow - C00, C2
Butterflies - RV21, RV25, RV29
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07

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

Sugar Plum Fairy

I don't usually send winter themed cards out after Christmas is over so all these winter themed challenges I am entering at the minute is a good way to make a very early start on this year's Christmas cards!

This card is for Tiddly Inks Challenge #149 Frosty Feeling, Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #243 Button It, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #2 Anything Goes, Glitter & Sparkle's Challenge #120 Cute and for the Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge Winter Wonderland.

And here she is...all in aqua, white and grey for a frosty feeling!


Recipe:

Stamps: Sugar Plum Fairy from Tiddly Inks, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White & Winter Frost DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen, Molotow White Paint Pen

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon & Subtles Buttons both from Stampin' Up, Frosty Border Die from Memory Box, Romantic Rectangles from Spellbinders, Crystal Stickles, Snowflakes Dies from Marianne Creatables

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13
Wings - BG10, BG11

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #345 with Sami Stamps

Good morning everyone and welcome to my  post for the new challenge at Sketch Saturday!

We have a great sponsor this week - Sami Stamps!


The prize this week is $12.00 to spend in the Sami Stamps Store.

Here is Sketch #345 designed by Alex...


And here is my take on it using the gorgeous Lovely Native Fairy from Sami Stamps. 


I so need to get started on my clothing colouring class from Kit & Clowder so I can get those pleats to look better! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Lovely Native Fairy from Sami Stamps, Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin' Up

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Vintage Whimsy Patterned Paper from The Girls' Paperie, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Wink of Stella Clear, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Heart Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Dress & Feathers - RV10, RV11, RV13
Wings - RV0000, RV000, RV00

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, January 23, 2015

Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge #131 Wings and Things

Good morning everyone and welcome to my post for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog. This fortnight we are challenging you to use the theme Wings and Things, so think of things with wings - butterflies, fairies, dragons, birds, dragonflies etc etc.

I used the cute Butterfly Girl from Crafty Sentiments for my card - she is adorable, don't you think? I just had to have butterflies on my card for this challenge as I'm sure you all know, I do love my butterflies and now Spring is coming (I hope it's coming anyway) we should start to see these pretty insects around soon!

And here she is... A different colour combo from me too, but it made me think of Spring (and helped to slightly reduce that mountain of patterned papers I have!)


This card is also for Creative Fingers Challenge #64 Anything Goes, Creative Knockouts Challenge #73 to use lots of embellishments (I have ribbon, flowers, pearls butterfly border and die cuts) and for Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Anything Goes.

Recipe:

Stamps: Butterfly Girl from Crafty Sentiments, Four Seasons (Retired) & Age Awareness both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Whisper White & Afternoon Picnic DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Crushed Curry all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon (Retired), Window Frames Framelits Dies & Finishing Touches Border Dies all from Stampin' Up, Butterfly Border Die & Butterfly Die both from Joy Crafts, Pippi Butterfly Die from Memory Box, Flowers from Hobbycraft, Pearls from Hobby House

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 (Her skin doesn't look as dark in real life - looks a bit sunburnt here! LOL)
Hair - YR31, Y21, Y23, YR23, E43
Yellow on wing - Y21, Y23, YR23
Purple - BV0000, BV01, BV02, BV04
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Mushroom - E42, E43, E44, R24, R27, R29

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 Friday 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?!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

In The Pink Challenge #61 Pink and Pearly

Good morning - it's nearly the weekend! Yay! Welcome to my post for the new challenge from In The Pink. This fortnight we are challenging you to make a pink and pearly project! That means you need to use something pearly and, of course, use LOTS of pink!

Here is my card using the gorgeous Daphne from Wee Stamps. I used lots of pink pearlescent card and lots of Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls too.


Also as a prize for this challenge The Ribbon Girl are offering a fabulous £10 gift voucher to spend in their store! So why not go and check out all the fabulous stuff there too! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Daphne from Wee Stamps, Vintage Picnic from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Pink Pearlescent cards from my local craft store, Sweet Owl Patterned Papers from First Edition, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses Dies from MFT, Heart Stems Die from Impression Obsession, Lace and Ribbon from stash, Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls, Tab 2 Die from Crafty Sentiments

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E79
Trim on dress & Shoes - E71, E74
Wings & Crown - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04
Dress - RV21, RV23, RV25
Stems - YG63
Flowers - R81, R83, R85
Grass - YG61, YG91, YG11, YG63, YG97, YG13
Clouds - C00, C1, C2
Sky - BG10, BG11

And that's all from me for today 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 gorgeous cards from the rest of the Design Team and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Moonlight Gathering

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for the Ching-Chu Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week i am showcasing the gorgeous Moonlight Gathering did which you can buy from the Ching-Chou Kuik etsy store.

I fancied doing something a little different with her and wanted to give her an earthy feel, so gave her green hair and I love this colour combo for it! However, all the green and brown papers made the card a bit dull looking so I spruced it up with touches of red to reflect the toadstools in the digi. I kept her fairly simple this time as I wanted her to really stand out.


Recipe:

Stamps: Moonlight Gathering from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Remembering Your Birthday from Stampin' Up

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake & Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

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

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Die-namics Eyelet Border Die from MFT, Swirl Die Cut from Silhouette Studio

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - YG61, YG17, YG63, YG67
Dress - E71, E74, E77, E79
Toadstools - R35, R37, R39, E51, E53, E55
Snails - E23, E25, E27, E42, E43, E44
Sky - BV0000, BV20, BV23, BV25

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 Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT this week and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there? The theme is to add flowers and ribbon - an easy one! 

You can also join our Facebook group where you will find even more fabulous inspiration from our DT and all our members too.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #50 Winter Bliss

Good morning and welcome to my post for the new Lacy Sunshine Challenge. This fortnight our challenge is entitled Winter Bliss so we want to see lots of wintery cards - think snowflakes, snowmen, anything winter related.

I chose to use the gorgeous Snow and Cat Enchantress for this challenge - am still in love with this range of digis from Heather! 


This card is also for: 
Love To Create's Challenge #149 to add snowflakes, 
Di's Digi Challenge to add sparkle, 
Creative Knockouts Challenge #72 to make a birthday card, 
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge #198 to use the photo below for inspiration. 


Recipe:

Stamps: Snow and Cat Enchantress from Lacy Sunshine, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey, White Glimmer Paper & Silver Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Winter Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Ice Crystal Dies #1, #2 & #3 all from Joy Crafts, Ribbons from stash, Gems from The Works, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
Hat & Dress - B0000, B00, B02, B05
Wings & Eyes - B0000, B00, B02
Cushion - B21, B23, B24, B29, C00, C1, C2
Cat - T1, T4, T6, R20, R30
Ground - W00, W1, W3
Shadow - W00, W1

And that's all from me for this post folks! Tanks 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 challenge whilst you're there?! There are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lord of the Rings Inspired Elf Queen

I still remember reading The Hobbit for the first time when I was about 13. I read it back to back 3 times and then went and bought the Lord of the Rings trilogy and did the same thing! I don't think I read anything else for about a year! Just kept reading them all over and over and over. And now I do the same with the films. Every time I have a holiday I watch them all - just love these fantasy stories!

Anyway this card is totally inspired by these books and films for Open Minded Fun Crafting Challenge #28 Movie Inspiration. It is also for Kenny K's Challenge #187 You Are Special and for Polka Doodles Challenge Week 3 CASE It to CASE someone else's card. I absolutely loved this card by Annette when she shared it on the Kenny K Challenge blog back in October last year and it was this card that made me go and buy this gorgeous Elf Queen digi, but I never got round to using her! I CASEd her layout and used the same digi, but went for a more woodland feel of brown and greens.

Anyway here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Elf Queen from Kenny K, Fabulous Phrases from Stampin' Up

Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up, Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack, Dark Chocolate Pattern Pack & Pacific Vineyard Patterned Papers all from Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Bow Die from Tattered Lace, Gold Brad from stash, Roses from The Range & Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E44, E47, E49
Lips & Eyes - E42, E43, E44
Dress - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E44, E49

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

Ellie in the Land of Oz

Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favourite films and this version of Dorothy from The Paper Nest Dolls is just so cute. I have quite a few different stamps of her, but love the way she is holding her dress in this one. Makes her look so sweet and innocent! LOL

Anyway this card is for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #01 Anything Goes and Creative Inspirations Challenge #296 Anything Goes with the option of using the sketch below.


And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: Ellie in Oz from The Paper Nest Dolls, Petite Pairs from Stampin' Up

Papers: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla & Beau Chateau DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Marina Mist & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Pearls from stash, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E49
Basket - E33, E35, E37
Dog & Shoes - E23, E25, E27
Red - R35, R37, R39
Dress - B93, B95, B97, B99
Shadow on petticoat - B60

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