Saturday, 15 July 2017

Whimsy Stamps Challenge for July

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for this month's challenge for Whimsy Stamps. This month our challenge is our usual Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist this time of holidays! I used the newly released Santa With Toys for my first Christmas card this year! Can't believe I have made one before my birthday (which happens to be today as well!). I also used the new Christmas Tidings Patterned Papers and an old sentiment set, Holiday Mini Tickets too.


Recipe:

Stamps: Santa With Toys & Holiday Mini Tickets (Retired) both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Garden Green & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Christmas Tidings from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Gems from stash, White Liquid Applique

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Beard, Moustache & Eyebrows - T0, T1, T2
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Buckle - Y23, Y26, Y28
Black - C5, C7, C9
Boat - E35, E37, E39, B32, B34, B37, B02, B04, B05
Doll's Dress - G21, G24, G28, G29
Doll's Hair - E43, E44, E47
Starry Ball - G21, G24, G29, BG32, BG34
Tennis Ball - YG00, YG01, YG03
Rocking Horse - E23, E25, E27, E29, E13, E15, E18
Ground - T2, T4, T6

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT for this month's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Tender Angie

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps. You may have noticed that this week the DT are all using the same digi stamp,  The Tender Angie. We did this a while back and loved all the different colours, styles and techniques we used, so Kym, our DT leader, decided to challenge us to do it again.

And here is my effort! I used some sea themed patterned papers from Stampin' Up and lots of sea life themed dies on this 7.5 inch square card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Tender Angie from Ching-Chou Kuik, Seashells by the Seashore from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & By The Shore DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Island Indigo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Ocean Corner Die from Joanna Sheen, Seashore Elements Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Waves, Shell Border & Seaweed Dies from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R32
Hair - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Eyes - B16, FB2
Lips - RV52, RV55
Tail - Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR07, YR09
Sea - BG70, BG72, BG57, BG18, BG75, BG78
Bubbles - BG70, BG72, BG75
Leaves - YG11, YG13, YG17
Beads & Flower - V15, V17

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 DT creations using this same image. Why not join in our monthly challenge, Monochrome, whilst you are there too?


(And happy birthday to me - hopefully I will have some fabulous prezzies to open today!)

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #302 - Dies and/or Punches

Good Morning everyone! Welcome to my post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge for you is to use dies and/or punches on your project. I have to admit I rarely use punches anymore other than my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page ones occasionally and I always forget to use those too!

Anyway here's my card using a border die and the gorgeous Josephine. I made a larger than usual card using a 7.5 inch square card blank. I think I am loving this size so much more than my usual 5.75 inch square as I can get so much more on them without it feeling too cramped. I might just have to buy a few more of those card blanks for my stash!

I used lots of goodies from one of my Crafteezee Collection boxes this time and love the vintage feel of it. As I am leaving my school in a few days time for good and moving to a new school in September, I need quite a few thank you cards for all my lovely friends at work, so this one is for one of those friends!


Recipe:

Stamps: Josephine from The Paper Shelter, Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Card Blank from Every Crafts A Pound, The Sofiero Collection papers from Maja Design, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bon Voyage Old Swedish Lace Die from Magnolia, Doilies from Martha Stewart, Everything else (Ribbon, Lace, Flowers, Charm, Parasol, Heart Pearls, Metal things!) all from Crafteezee Collection, White Gesso

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - B14, B16
Dress & Flowers - RV10, RV21, RV23
Hat & Dress Trims - E41, E42, E43, E44
Trim on Gloves - RV06
Feathers & Lips - R83, R85
Binoculars & Railing - W5, W6, W8
Sky - BG000, B0000, B01, 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 the Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too? As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won! 

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Through The Craft Room Door GDT

Good Morning! I was lucky enough to win a challenge at Through The Craft Room Door back in June and was asked if I wanted to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge. Of course I said yes and today is the day!

The challenge is an anything goes one as always and this time the sponsor is my old DT mate Annette from Sheepski Designs. I got to use the gorgeous My Fair Lady digi stamp for my card. I tend not to use images like this one, preferring more cutesy style, but I love how elegant this image and consequently the card are!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Fair Lady from Sheepski Designs, Mixed Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Whisper White & Falling In Love DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum & Sahara Sand from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Decorative Scallop Edger Die from Joanna Sheen, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160, Butterfly 2 pcs Dies 6002/0390 & Around With Butterflies Dies 6002/0322 all from Joy Crafts, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Pearls from The Works, Lace from Brenda's Lace and Ribbons (Facebook Group)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hat & Belt - W1, W3, W5
Dress & Ribbon - RV52, RV63, RV55
Leaves - G46

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Through The Craft Room Door's Challenge Blog and check out what the DT have come up with for this challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?1

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge - Monochromatic Colours

Good Morning! I just managed to squeeze this card in on time as I was totally convinced that July 1st was on Sunday, not on Saturday! Our challenge this month is to make a monochromatic project and I went for the traditional black and white and shades in between colour scheme.

I used the gorgeous After Midnight for my card and used lots of layers and scraps of patterned papers on a large 7.5" square card. I kept this one fairly flat and it is going to a lovely friend of mine through the post.


Recipe:

Stamps: After Midnight from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up

Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White & Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from Every Crafts A Pound

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Flower Die from Nellie's, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities & Floral Oval Dies all from Spellbinders, Pearls & Charm all from stash, Loopy Bloom Dies from Verve Stamps, Deco Borders from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Black - C5, C7, C9
Dress - C00, C0, C1, C3, C5
Dots - C0, C5, C9

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 fabulous cards from the DT this month and why not join in the fun whilst you  are there too?!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Daddy Lion

Good evening. I have been meaning to write this blogpost for well over a week now and haven't found the time until tonight and am writing this as I am half asleep. I have been shattered this week and spending 2 1/2 hours after school outside at the school summer fete aggravating my sciatica didn't help either. I really need to go back to the docs to get it sorted, but I never have time to get there!

Anyway for my inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps this week, I used the adorable Daddy lion which was a freebie not so long ago for Father's Day. I needed a male themed thank you card and thought this image would be perfect! I also combined it with an older rubber set called Thank You Tabs 1 which has such a great range of thank you phrases!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Daddy Lion (Freebie) & Thank You Tabs 1 both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Hello Honey (Retired),, Whisper White & Soft Suede all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Animal Papers (Freebies) & Green Envy both from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: Hello Honey (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Baker's Twine from Waltzing Mouse Stamps (RIP)

Copics Used:
Mane & Tail Fur - YR27, E99, E35
Daddy Lion's Fur - E34, E33, E35
Cubs' Fur - YR21, E33, YR23, YR24, YR27, E34, E35
Noses - W7, W8, W9
Grass - G14, YG23, YG05, YG01, YR23, YG99
Sky - BG0000, BG000, 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 Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT this week. 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Whimsy Stamp New Release - Penguin Swings

Good morning and welcome to my second post for the new releases from Whimsy Stamps digital team this month. This time I used the adorable Penguin Swings along with the Lilac Woods Papers and Tranquil Turquoise Papers. I also used an older sentiment set - Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamps.


Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Swings & Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamps both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder both from Stampin' Up, Lilac Woods Papers & Tranquil turquoise Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Lace Doily Border 1 Die form Whimsy Stamps, Banner Die from Joanna Sheen, Lace & Ribbon both from Brenda's FB Shop, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Penguin - C5, C7, C9
Beak & Feet - YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18
Hat & Top - V91, V93, V95, V99
Flower - BV13, BV04, BV08, BV20, BV23
Hat Band - YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky - BG0000, B21, B41, B01, B52, B0000, BG70 (My pens kept running out! LOL)
Swing - E84, E87, E89

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook Group and check out all the other fabulous inspiration from the DT for this month's new releases.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Froggie Hoppy Day 1, 2 & 3

Good evening! I am running a bit late again this month - I am going to blame work this time (again!) as it has been a mental half term so far and we still have 3 weeks and a heap of work to go. 15 days (although I have 13 in school and 2 out) until the summer holidays and I cannot wait!

Anyway onto my card for today's new release from Whimsy Stamp Digital Team. I combined the three cute froggies, Froggie Hoppy Day 1, Froggie Hoppy Day 2 and Froggie Hoppy Day 3 to make this extra large birthday card along with the Summer Meadow Papers and Summer Meadow Plain Papers.


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Recipe:

Stamps: Froggie Hoppy Day 1, 2, 3 & Balloon Sentiments all from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Summer Meadows Papers & Summer Meadows Plain Papers both from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Lucky Limeade (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) & Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Forget Me Not Enamel Dots from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Froggie Hoppy Day 2 (Left) - YG13, G14, G05, YG09, YG17, Y15, Y18, BG05, BG07
Froggie Hoppy Day 1 (Middle) - YG01, YG03, YG23, YG25, G85, BG32, BG34, BG05, BG07
Froggie Hoppy Day 3 (Right) - YG11, YG41, YG13, YG05, G07, RV17, RV19, BG13, BG15
Ground - W3, W5, W6, W8
Dots - BG13, RV17, YG06, Y18

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out even more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT! 

Delicious Doodles July Challenge - Beside The Sea

Good Morning everyone! I am a complete nonce! I had my dates completely mixed up this month and thought that July 1st was tomorrow, not today. I only realised on Thursday, so rushed to get my card done in time for the new challenge this month. I just wish I didn't work full time, so I could craft more often during the week, as by the time I get home from work I am usually too shattered to do anything!

Anyway onto the challenge and my card. This month our challenge at Delicious Doodles is called Beside The Sea, so we would love to see your seaside, beach, mermaids, sea animals or anything else sea themed! I chose to use the gorgeous Astrology/Zodiac Sign Cancer as that is my birth sign with my birthday coming up in 2 weeks time!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Astrology/Zodiac Sign Cancer from Delicious Doodles, Seashore from Joy Crafts

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Tempting Turquoise form Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (Retired?) from Stampin' Up, Real Seashells from eBay, Gem Seashells & Jewels from Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, RV11
Hair - RV66, RV19, V06, RV69
Eyes - YG63, YG67
Lips - RV17, RV19
Tail - YG01, YG03, YG23, YG25
Beads on Necklace - V09
Crabs - YR15, YR16, YR18 
Sand - YR21, Y35, YR23, YR24, YR27
Sea - BG53, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
Sky - BG0000, BG000, B01, B02

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT this month and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too!?

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #300 Summer Birthday

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to create a summer birthday project. There are loads of gorgeous summer themed digis in the Paper Shelter store, so why not pop on over there and treat yourself to some!

I used the gorgeous I Wish I Was There and went for a turquoise with touches of pink and yellow for a bright summery, tropical colour combo. I so wish I was down by the beach right now - it is so hot and humid here in the UK and we're not equipped for this heat. Air con??? Hardly anywhere! Not at home nor at work and with no breeze either! Just have to go down to the pool and swim after work to cool down instead!


Recipe:

Stamps: I Wish I Was There from The Paper Shelter, Little Labels from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White & Soft Suede all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Banner Die from Joanna Sheen, Enamel Dots from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E59, E77, E47
Eyes - E55, E57
Shorts - B93, B95, B97
Pink - RV11, R83, RV34
Aqua - BG34, BG13, BG15
Yellow - Y02, Y04, Y06
Lenses - W3, W5, W7
Sea - BG23, B01, BG53, B02, BG07
Boat - E87, B28, B29
Fence & Floor - E35, E37, E39, E18
Clouds - C00, C0, C2
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG13

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 projects from the DT adn why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

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