Sunday, 18 February 2018

Make A Splash!

Good morning and welcome to another post from me. I was on my half term holiday last week and although my other half was very poorly I had a very relaxing week off. I spent a lot of time colouring, crafting, playing WoW (World of Warcraft for those who don't know what that is) and sorting out my clothes and shoes in the second bedroom! I also managed to squeeze a fair bit of swimming time in too, which I haven't been able to do for a couple of weeks for various reasons.

Anyway....this is one card I made using some stamps I coloured up for the 30 day colouring challenge, which I managed 18 days of this time! I used my new Distress Oxide inks for the sea on this one and sprayed them lightly with water to activate the ink (or whatever you call it). Although the effect is subtle, I really liked it. Definitely going to be buying more of these and learn more about what I can do with them!

And my bubbles were made with my new Nuvo Glitter Drops - I now know why everyone raves about these! These are fabulous and the dots stayed in perfect bubble shapes too! Much better than other glitter glues I have tried!


Recipe:

Stamps: Audrina Make A Splash from Stamp Anniething, Year Six from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Gumball Green (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & Champagne Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Let's Be Mermaids Patterned Papers from Echo Park

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Broken China & Salty Ocean Distress Oxides & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink all from Tim Holtz, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Seaweed Dies from eBay, Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Aquatic Mist Gllitter Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Mermaid 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Eyes - B04, B05
Tongue - R20, R22
Tail - YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18
Top - V04, V06
Starfish - YR04, YR07, YR09
Pearls - BG34

Oysters
Faces - YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR01, R21
Pink Shell - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Purple Shell - BV11, BV13, BV17, BV08
Yellow Shell - Y32, Y35, Y38, Y26

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

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Fading Hearts

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik today. I decided to use the gorgeous Fading Hearts image this week from the Valentine Love Fairy set and as I am trying to use up some old stash (to try and make some space but I think it will take me a very very very long time to do that!), I used some older patterned papers from Lili of the Valley's NitWit Collections from when they used to sell them years ago!

I love the softer colours in this collection and have also found that NitWits sell these papers as a digital download too, so I might have to buy those for when I need to add more to this paper pad!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Fading Hearts from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Crumb Cake & Blushing Bride both from Stampin' Up, Country Meadow Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc

Accessories: Precious Hearts Dies from Memory Box, Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Double Loops Punch Around The Page Set & Doily both from Martha Stewart, Pearls from Hobbycraft, Star Dust Stickles, Sentiments 3 Dies from Spellbinders, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine from Stampin' Up, Heart Charm from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - B21, B24, B26
Dress - E41, E42, E43, E44
Pink - RV32, RV34

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 projects from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge, All You Need Is Love, whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 7 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Polkadoodles. As always our challenge is an Anything Goes one. I decided to use this cute image and some patterned papers from the new Winnie Celebrations 2 Collection. This image is really sweet, don't you think?

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Recipe:

Stamps: Winnie Celebrations 2 from Polkadoodles

Papers: Midnight Muse (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Card from stash, Patterned Papers from Winnie Celebrations 2 from Polkadoodles, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Midnight Muse Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Head In The Cloud Dies from Die'Sire, Die-Namics Stitched Cloud Edges from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Dress & Hairband - Y32, Y35, Y38
Basket - E31, E33, E35
Balloon - YG11, YG05, YG13, R81, R83, R85, BG000, B00, BG01, BG02
Clouds - C00, C0, C1, Blender

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

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Guest Designer Post

A little while ago I was invited to be a guest designer for the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge blog and of course I said yes! Their stamps are just adorable and I love the Polka Dot Pals images. I chose to use the newly released sweet Jacinda and coloured her up using one of my favourite colour combos - red, aqua and brown.

I also used the Polka Dot Pals Add On Faces to add some more features to her face as my drawing skills are not that great! Love this addition to these images as you can give them all sorts of different facial expressions.

I thought the sentiment went really well with this image as she looks like she is making a big gesture with her hands there!

This card is also for
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way to Add A Sentiment (Love stamping mine as I can then match the colour of my inks to my patterned papers, card and coloured image!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Jacinda & Polka Dot Pals Add On Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Birthday Bash Sentiments & Little Labels both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth card from That Craft Place

Inks: Real Red & Bermuda Bay both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E47, E49
Eyes - E42, E43, E44
Teal - BG000, BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Red - R24, R27, R29
Ground - E41, E42, E43

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thank you to Kathy and the rest of the Little Miss Muffet stamps team for inviting me to join them for this month's customer appreciation day. I loved using this image! Don't forget to pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Paper Shelter Challenge #326 - Decorate It

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Decorate It, so we would love to see you add lots of embellishments and layers to your project.

I used the adorable Pixie Caramel Macchiato and went for a green and dark brown combo with a touch of pink. Unfortunately I coloured the image before thinking about what papers I had to go with it, so had to spend ages finding some and I do think these my country style papers work well!

I added lots of layers, which is my usual style anyway, along with some extra stamped images as embellishments, some ribbon and some solid colour gems, which I think are my new favourite embellies!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Pixie Caramel Macchiato from The Paper Shelter, Signature Greetings II & Heart-2-Heart #1 both from Papertrey Ink, Frame It from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz & Spice Cake DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake & Pretty in Pink (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Glaze Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Gems from Poundland, Floral Muse Doilies from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Eyes - E21, E23, E25
Wings - G40, G43, R0000, R000, R00
Top & Hair Clip - R81, R83, R85
Skirt & Soles of Boots - E71, E74, E77
Tights - R000, RV10, R81, R83, R85
Glasses, Belt & Boots - G82, G85
Cup - G40, G43, G46, E44, E47, E49, E40, E41, E42, E43 
Cupcake - E53, E55, E57, E59, E44, E47, E49, G40, G43, G46
Ground - E40, E41, E42, E43

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

The gift voucher

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Love Ya Berry Best Friend

Good afternoon! I thought I would share with you all a card I made this morning using my new Sweet Friends stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn. I have made this for my "berry" best friend Michele, who loves anything and everything purple, so it just had to be in her favourite colour as well.

I had lots of fun playing around with these cute little stamps and trying out faces and the arms and legs as well. I attempted to create a three toned background for the images and sentiments as well using three different inks and I love the blend of colours too.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Friends from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Verity Rose Patterned Papers from Crafter's Companion, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Pale Plum (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Friends Dies & Love Ya Line Border Die both from Lawn Fawn, Ribbon from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Gems from Poundland, Scalloped Border Punch from EK Success, Frame Die from Amazon

Copics Used:
Strawberries - YG63, YG67, R35, R37, 100
Heart - R32, R35, R37
Froyo - V12, V15, V17, V91, V93, V95
Donut - E21, E23, E25, V01, V04, V05
Cupcake - V22, V25, V28, V0000, V000, V01

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

Polkadoodles Pancake Heaven

Good afternoon and welcome to an extra post from me for Polkadoodles. Nikky has just released this cute new set of girls with their pancakes and a great range of sentiments too. I used some patterned papers from the Works and Play 9 collection and added a few embellishments including a spoon die I found in my stash!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Pancake Heaven & Pancake Sentiments both from Polkadoodles

Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Work and Play 9 Collection, Crad Base from Create & Craft

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon (Retired) & Early Espresso Baker's Twine both form Stampin' Up, Spoon Charm from Crafteezee Collection, Flowers from Craft Box, Stitched Square Dies from eBay

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Dress & Bow - R81, R83, R85, R89
Shoes - E25, E27, E29
Heart - Y02, Y04, Y08
Flower - RV10, R81, R83, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y19
Syrup - Y23, Y26, Y28
Lemon - Y02, Y04, Y06, Y08, Y18
Pancakes - E30, E31, E34
Plate - E59
Strawberries - R35, R37
Ground - E41, E42, E43
Background - E41, E42, E43, Y000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Polkadoodles Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT or alternatively check out the Pancake Heaven gallery here.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik February 2018 Challenge - All You Need Is Love

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for this month's challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is the seasonal All You need Is Love challenge so think valentine's, hearts, roses, romance etc.

I chose to use the gorgeous Red Hearts stamp from the Valentine Love Fairy Set. I went for a red and black combo initially and then decided that the sky couldn't be grey as well as it would all just blend into one if I did so chose to make a blue night sky and I think the image really pops against that blue. What you do think?


Recipe:

Stamps: Red Hearts from the Valentine Love Fairy Set from Ching-Chou Kuik, Valentine Vickie from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Sending Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) & Basic Black Lace Trim both from Stampin' Up, Precious Hearts Dies form Memory Box, Xmas Red Stickles, Star Dust Stickles, Puzzle Pieces Dies from Whimsy Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C3, C7, C8, C9
Eyes - G14, G17
Dress - R24, R27, R29, R39
Hearts & Red on Wings - R24, R27, R29
Leaves - G99
Gloves - C1, C2, C3
Wings - C0, C1
Moon - C00, C0, C1, C2
Sky - B00, B12, B93, B95, B97, B99

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

Monday, 5 February 2018

Faery Ink Tomte Gnome Butterflies

Good Morning and welcome to another DT post from me for Faery Ink. This fortnight I am sharing with you one of the adorable Tomte Gnomes that Amanda created last month. I think these are just such an adorable character!

I used the Butterflies Gnome, which you can find here or you can buy as part of the Tomte Gnome digi bundle here. As he is part of the Spring bundle, I thought I would make a Spring themed card and coloured him up outside in the garden enjoying the bright blue skies!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Tomte Gnome Butterflies from Faery Ink, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Primrose Petals (Retired), Wisteria Wonder & Garden Gingham DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Daffodil Delight from Stampin' up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass Die from MFT, Toadstools Dies from Joanna Sheen, Butterflies Punch Die from Marianne Design, Layered Scalloped Posy Dies from Heartfelt creations, Pearls from Stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hat - Y32, Y35, Y38, E35
Beard - W00, W1, W3, W5, W6
Flowers - RV32, RV34
Leaves & Stems - G43, G46
Butterflies - V12, V15, V17
Toadstools - E43, E44, R32, R35, R39
Clouds - C00, C1, C2
Sky - BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01, BG02
Grass - G85, G46, G43, G24, G82, V15, R85

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink Group on Facebook and share all your lovely Faery Ink creations too! 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Simply B Stamps January Progressive Challenge - Valentine Vickie

Good evening! I am going to try really hard again this year to join in every month with the progressive challenge by Simply B Stamps. I tried last yer, but things got in the way. This year I am already much more organised and have dropped some of my DT duties to give me more time to do other things every month.

This month the challenge is to use this adorable Valentine Vickie image and sentiment along with the colours red, pink and white. Easy peasy!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Valentine Vickie from Simply B Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Seeing Spots, Love in Red, Hearts Galore & Amour Papers all from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Heart Circles & Circle Nestabilities all from Spellbinders, Leonie Pujol All The Love Die from Crafter's Companions, Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 from Joy Crafts, Star Dust Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - W5, W7, W8, W9
Eyes - G14, G05, G17
Red - R32, R35, R39
Pink - RV11, RV32, RV34

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