Monday, April 27, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration Post - Maddy With Glasses

Good Morning and welcome to my post for The Paper Nest Dolls. Today I decided I wanted to use the gorgeous Maddy with Glasses from this month's new releases and thought she would be perfect for a little notebook, seeing as she's carrying her own!

I used a fairly small notebook. I think it is about 3 x 5 inches and covered it in Crushed Curry cardstock and then decorated it, using similar colours to colour in Maddy. I added some ribbon under the oval die cut, so it could be tied closed.


This covered notebook is also for 

Recipe:

Stamps: Maddy with Glasses from The Paper Nest Dolls, Take Note from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana & Eastern Elegance DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Crushed Curry Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Fancy Label Tags 1 D-Lites Dies from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Bow, Glasses & Shoes - Y21, Y23, Y26
Book - C1, RV14, RV17, RV19

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to pop over to The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog and check out all the other inspiration from the rest of the DT this week and why not join in our Anything Goes Challenge this month? There's still a few days left for you to win some fabulous prizes.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #57 Topsy Turvy Mismatch

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Did you all enjoy our blog hop last week using lots of gorgeousness! I sure did!

This fortnight we are challenging you to use an image in a topsy turvy way. By that we mean take an image, traditionally use for a particular occasion or season and use it in in different, non-traditional way!

I chose to use the gorgeous Lizabeth Spring Music digi and turned her into a winter image. Instead of flowers I covered them all up with frosty sequins to act as snowflakes. It really does work, doesn't it?!



This card is also for...

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 Topsy Turvy projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and welcome to my post for the Sassy Studio Designs New Release Blog Hop. I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far - haven't all the creations been fab?! You should have arrived here from Jo's blog, but if you want to start at the beginning, you can start at the Sassy Studio Designs blog.

I was given the gorgeous Aries for my project and I just love her gorgeous flowing locks! I went for a natural look and kept her all in browns and greens and just love how this one came out.


There are some fabulous prizes to be won on this blog hop so make sure you hop all the way along and comment on each DT's creations to ensure you're in the running for fantastic new images. You can also join in the Anything Goes challenge while you are there too. 

Here is the blog hop line up in case you have missed anyone out along the way. 


Recipe:

Stamps: Aries from Sassy Studio Designs, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive Prints DSP (Retired), Chocolate CHip Prints DSP (Retired) & Woodland Walk DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (Retired) & Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Lace Edger 2 Die from Joanna Sheen, Die-Namics Decorative Oval Doily Die from MFT, Pearls from stash, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Lips - E21, E23, E25, E27
Horns - E42, E43, E44, E47
Eyes - YG91, YG93, YG95
Top - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and you're now ready to hop on over to Julie-Ann's blog to see her fantastic creation.

Guest Designer Post for The Sketchy Challenges #86

Good morning and welcome to my guest designer post for The Sketchy Challenges blog. I was asked to join the rest of the Sketchy girls after winning their challenge a couple of weeks ago. This month's sketch was designed by Sabine and the theme is Spring.


And here's my take on it... I used one of my new, but not yet used, digis from the Octavia collection from Polkadoodles - isn't she gorgeous?


This card is also for...

Recipe:

Stamps: Octavia Moonfly Wistful from Polkadoodles, Vintage Labels Just To Say from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Lost Lagoon & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Kraft Notes Patterned Papers from Forever Friends

Inks: Lost Lagoon from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Lost Lagoon Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R30
Hair - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Eyes - BG13, BG15, BG18
Dress & Flower - V91, V93, V95, V99
Wings & Scarf - V0000, V00, V01, V12
Tights - BG70, BG72, BG75, V00, V01, V12
Leaves & Grass - BG90, BG93, BG96
Mushroom - E50, E51, E53, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Sky - 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 Sketchy Challenges blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you're there? Thank you to Kirsty-Anne and the rest of the Sketchy girls for having me.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Art by MiRan April Anything Goes Facebook Challenge

Good evening and welcome to my post for the Art by MiRan Facebook group. It's time for our second challenge of the month and as always this one is our Anything Goes challenge using any image from Art by MiRan which includes the rubber stamp images from Whimsy Stamps, Treasured Times and Crafts & Me too.

I chose to use my namesake, Vanessa (spelt differently though!) for a pretty in pink card today. This could be for a wedding or another special occasion. Love this gorgeous girl.


This card is also for
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges #35 Shabby Chic (I think this possibly qualifies)
Fairytale Challenge #116 Now or Never to use a stamp you haven't used before (Definitely haven't used the digi before and I don't think I have ever used the sentiment either despite owning this set for about 3 years at least!)

Recipe:

Stamps: Vanessa from Art by MiRan, Heart-2-Heart #9 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Primrose Petals (Retired) & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, Mr & Mrs Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

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

Accessories: Primrose Petals Ribbon (Retired) & Sahara Sand Lace both from Stampin' Up, Beloved Hearts Die from Memory Box, Sending Love Die 6002/0382, Frame & 3 Corners Die 6002/0356 & Edge Die 6002/0357 all from Joy Crafts, Flowers, Pearls & Rose Trim all from an embellishment kit from my stash.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyes - G02, G05, G07
Dark Pink - R81, R83, R85, R89
Light Pink - RV21, RV23
Dress - C00, C01

And that's all from me for today 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?!

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Teaser

As today is Friday, this will be the last teaser post to get you all ready for the new releases post tomorrow. I have 2 for today for you. I hope you've enjoyed seeing them all.





Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday ##278 Come Fly With Me

Good Morning and welcome to my first official post as a new member of the Sassy Studio Designs team. I was invited by Lindsay to stay on after my two months of being a Guest Designer and as I really enjoyed my time there, I thought I would carry on the fun!

This week I am sharing my card for the new Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge, which is called Come Fly With Me. You basically have to use anything with wings, so think fairies, angels, butterflies, birds etc. I chose to use the gorgeous Dark Fairy Sassy for my card and I kept her fairly dark in purples and black, embracing my hidden Goth side!


Recipe:

Stamps: Dark Fairy Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs, Fairy Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Whisper White & Modern Medley DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Promises Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Basic BLack Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace Edger 2 Die, Mini Fairies Die & Bunting Die all from Joanna Sheen, Tiffany Frame Die from Memory Box, Clear Wink of Stella, Pearls from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20, R30
Dress - V20, V22, V25, V28
Wings & Stockings - V0000, V000, V01, V04
Stripes, Lips & Dress Trims - V04, V05, V09
Hair - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Eyebrows - BV25, BV29
Eyes - BV20, BV23

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! 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, meet the other new team members and why not join in the fun whilst you are there?! 

Sassy Studio Design New Release Teaser

Another teaser post for you today for the new Sassy Studio New Releases for this month. Another gorgeous one!



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Paper Shelter Challenge #200 Celebration

Good morning and welcome to my post for the 200th Challenge from The Paper Shelter. This challenge is quite aptly named "Celebration" so won't you all join us in celebrating our 200th challenge?!

I chose to use the gorgeous Venice Carnival for my card as she looks like she's definitely celebrating Mardi Gras or another festival. I went with a purple and red theme with touches of gold and love how bright it is.


Recipe:

Stamps: Venice Carnival from The Paper Shelter, Birthday Bash Sentiments from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Concord Crush (Retired) & Lap of Luxury DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Dusk Patterned Papers from Perfect Prints

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

Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Decorative Labels 1 & Labels 1 Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Pearls from stash, Flowers from Hobbycraft & Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Red - R24, R27, R29 R59
Purple - V22, V25, V28
Leaves - YG21, YG03, YG06, 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 Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Sassy Studio New Release Teaser

Today's new release teaser means we are half way through all the new releases! Love today's teaser - so hard to work out what it is! Can you guess?!