Monday, April 21, 2014

My Glamorous Bestie

This week's challenge on the new look My Besties UK challenge blog is called Hollywood Glamour and I had the perfect image for this one! This card is also for My Besties Aussie Challenge #21 to make a card with more than one fold. I made a pop up book card using the instructions from my fellow Fussy and Fancy girl Norma. These instructions were so easy to follow and made such a great card.

Here's the outside with my glamorous Bestie...


And here's the inside...


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties IMG031 from Sherri Baldy, Signature Greetings II, Mat Stack Collection 2 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Coredinations, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, All Dolled Up Patterned Papers from Glitz, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Corner Die frm La-La Land Crafts, Filigree Border Die, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 both from Papertrey Ink, Die-Namics Fancy Flourish Die from MFT, Fancy OvalDies and Oval Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities all from Spellbinders

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E27, E29
Eyes - E23, E25
Cigarette Holder - E23, E29
Dress - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Flowers - RV10, RV11

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

Isobel the Petal Fairy

This week's challenge from Crafty Sentiments is one I kept putting off all week as I just didn't know how I was going to do it, but today inspiration hit me and I got straight on it this morning and totally love how this card came out in the end! I generally don't do all white cards and was convinced I would have to go CAS, which just isn't my style. This morning, however, I remembered I had some beautiful white foiled DSP and some vellum and went for those.

And here's my card. My vellum actually has silver hearts printed on it, but they all seem to have hidden behind my oval frame LOL.


Recipe:

Stamps: Isobel - Petal Fairy from Crafty Sentiments

Papers: Whisper White, Bride DSP (Retired), Silver Foil Vellum all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Card Base from Crafts Unlimited

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Pearl Brads from Papermania, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Frosted Lace Stickles, Anja's Squares Dies LR0242 from Marianne Creatables, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E29
Skirt & Shoes - RV10, RV11, RV13
Petals - RV000, RV00, RV02
Socks & Vest - C00, C1, C2
Basket - E31, E33, E35

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



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pixie Nerd Colour Along

Alyce Keegan did a Colour Along last week using Saturated Canary's Pixie Nerd and I finally got round today to doing it before the video gets taken off her site (which has happened to me the last 2 times I've tried to do one! Sometimes I don't have the images printed and have no printer at home to do so or I just don't get the time! This time I was waiting for my reinkers to turn up as I had 2 pens that had run out.)

Anyway I thought I would enter this card into Fussy And Fancy's Challenge #112 to use lace and pearls to support my fellow Fussy and Fanciers! It's not too bad for my first colour along, although I do think the dress has too much yellow in it, but I do like it! I don't own any watercolours so didn't do the background part and coloured in the ground and did a slight shadow around her instead.


Recipe:

Stamps: Pixie Nerd from Saturated Canary

Papers: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Card base from Crafts Unlimited, Vintage Frost Basics 19th December from Maja Design, Other patterned paper from Live & Love Crafts but I've cut the label off it so no idea who it is by!

Inks: Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Flowers from The Range and Wild Orchid Crafts, Jumbo Crochet Trim, Pearls both from Papermania

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair & Dress - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, R81, Y21
Backpack & Blue books - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Shoes/Wings - RV10, RV34, R85, R89
Brown books - E11, E13, E18
Ground - W1, W3, W5

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

Starry Birthday

Oh what a difficult card this one turned out to be. I had no end of Copic issues with this one! Pens running out, pens going sticky, blending not blending properly, pleats not pleating, flicks not flicking properly! I wish I had printed more than one copy of this image and then I could have started again but now it has dried and been put together it doesn't actually look all that bad (I hope!). I will be investing in a good quality printer when we get round to moving but at the minute I have no room for one and the one at work is just much better than I can afford to buy. Shame I'm not back at work until Tuesday!

Anyway this card is for the Tiddly Inks Challenge #131 Celebrate and for The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge for this month to use yellow. I did add some brown in it too to break it up a bit as totally yellow cards are not something I'm completely comfortable making!

And here's my Starry Birthday...


Recipe:

Stamps: Starry Birthday from Tiddly Inks, Wishing You from Verve Stamps

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Gingham Garden DSP, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Medium Scallop Border Die from Papertrey Ink, White Opal Liquid Pearls

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Shirt & Shoes - E55, E57, E59
Bow & Top Balloon - Y13, Y15, Y17
T-shirt & Other 2 Balloons - Y11, Y13, Y15
Ground - E40, E41, E42

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blossom Breeze

I love this image by Art by MiRan and just had to use her today for the latest Art by MiRan Challenge #4 Anything Goes. I just love her gorgeous long hair and beautiful dress - reminds me of what an elven princess should look like! This card is also for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #232 to use die cuts and punches and for In The Pink's Challenge #42 to use a digi stamp image.

And here she is...I added a few die cut flowers and then lots of punched flowers to add to the Blossom Breeze!


Recipe:

Stamps: Blossom Breeze from Art By MiRan

Papers: Pretty in Pink (Retired), Rich Razzleberry both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Bird Song Patterned Papers from First Edition

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Glaze Pen

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3, Little Bitty Bird Additions Dies, Heart Border Die all from Papertrey Ink, Bitty Punch Pack, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Heart Embossing Folder from Crafts Too (I think!), Gems from stash, Doily from Dovecraft

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Dark Red - R56, R59
Pink Flowers - R21, R11
Leaves & Eyes - G94, G99

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

Mary had a Little Lamb

I totally love this image from Wee Stamps and thought I would use it for a last Easter card. I always seem to print these Wee Stamps images too big for some unknown reason so they take up most of the card. Need to learn to get the sizing right and play around with them before actually printing onto my Copic card.

Anyway this card is for Whimsy Stamps' Challenge #70 Anything Goes and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Happy Easter. And here she is...


I attempted to colour the lamb in with lots of little dots and furry swirls and I really like how it came out. Not perfect yet, but getting there! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Mary from Wee Stamps, Compact Sentiments Part 1 from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: So Saffron, Ballet Blue(Retired), Whisper White, Bashful Blue Prints DSP (Retired), So Saffron Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: So Saffron from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms II Dies #3 from Papertrey Ink, Buttons from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01 R20, R30
Hair  - YR31, Y21, YR21, Y26
Flowers - Y21, YR31, Y26
Hat - E31, E33, E35, E37
Boots - E55, E57, E59
Blues - B32, B34, B37
Crook - E42, E43, E44
Grass - G40, G43, G46
Greys - W1, W3, W5

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge #306 with A Day for Daisies

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another fabulous sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge blog!

A Day For Daisies is back this week to sponsor us for this week's challenge #306! 
The prize this week is a $12 A Day for Daisies gift certificate.

Sketch #306 was design by Debra


And here is my reasonably CAS card using the My Tower digi from A Day For Daisies. Isn't she just adorable?!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Tower from A Day For Daisies, Asian Fusion from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Sweet Sorbet DSP all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar Stretch Ruffle Trim, In Color Boutique Details both from Stampin' Up

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Wall - W1, W3, W5
Dress & Butterflies - YR00, YR02, YR61

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Carefree Elise

I recently bought some Make It Crafty digis with the discount you get from Alyce Keegan's Skin and Hair Colouring class that I signed up for (and haven't done very much of to be honest. Still waiting on some reinkers to arrive so I can carry on with them!) and thought I would enter their challenge with one of my new stamps today. Their challenge #8 is split into 2 halves - an easy colour challenge to use turquoise and purple and a more difficult one. I went for the easy option, mostly because I don't have a printer at home so couldn't print out the digi I wanted to use on some other paper.

And here's my card using Carefree Elise. Such a pretty image!



Recipe:

Stamps: Carefree Elise from Make It Crafty, Flower Fusion #8, Mini Blooms both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Regals DSP Stack (Retired), Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired?) from Stampin' Up, Filigree Corner Die from La-La Land Crafts, Die-Namics Double Scalloped Border Die from MFT, Tag 2 Die from Crafty Sentiments, Gems from The Works, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair -E42, E43, E44
Turqouise - BG01, BG05, BG07
Purple - BV11, BV13, BV17
Ground - E40, E41, E42

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fairy Nuff

It's time for another challenge #25 at The Stamping Chef and another Anything Goes one. I love these ones as they take no thinking! LOL And whilst I'm on holiday from work I don't want to be doing too much thinking! This card is also for Color Throwdown's Challenge #288 to use this bright combo and for Creative Inspirations Challenge #261 to use lots of layers.

Just adding in a quick thank you to both The Stamping Chef and Creative Inspirations Design Teams for choosing my card last week to be a winner for their challenges.


And here's my card. I attempted to do green hair and although it's not a perfect match for the Gumball Green papers, it's not too far off and I actually really like it! You can't really tell in the photo, but I covered her wings with glamour dust and they have just the right amount of sparkle!


Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Nuff from The Stamping Chef, Fairy Certain Sentiment from Kith and Kin

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired), In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, White card for sentiment from work (no idea what brand!), Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Tafetta Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border and Oval Dainty Dies both from MFT, Corner Die from Marianne Creatables, Paper Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Glamour Dust

Copics Used: 
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair-G00, G02, G05, G07
Wings - G000, G00, G02
Eyes  - G05, G07
Outfit - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Ribbon and Belt - C1, C3, C5

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

All Dressed Up In Pastels

All Dressed Up's Challenge #13 this week is Spring and can be either Spring colours or flowers, so I used both. I also used Sketch and Stash's Challenge #137 for the layout. Most of my stash is reasonably new except for the butterfly stamp set which was one of my first purchases from Papertrey Ink about 5 years ago and one I always go back to as it's such a perfect butterfly set!


And here's my take on this sketch...The yellow looks a lot bright than it is in real life. It's much softer, but the light wasn't great when I took my photo and this is the best I can get out of it for now until I can take another one in the daytime tomorrow.


The flourishes under the butterflies was a trick I found on the internet yesterday and yet it is so simple I have no idea why I have never heard about it before! Stamp your flourishes in Versamark ink then add Liquid Pearl or glitter dots for a perfectly shaped flourish! Simples! My own flourishes always go wonky and never curl properly - ingenious idea!

Recipe:

Stamps: Party Girl 02 from All Dressed Up, Mini Blooms, Butterfly Dreams, Fancy Flourishes all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Versamark

Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim from Stampin' Up, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Circle  and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - Y11, YR31 Y21, E55
Peach - YR00, YR61, YR02
Green - G40, G43

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