Saturday, 22 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post and Craft Box April Inspiration Project #1

Good Morning and welcome to a double DT post from me for a change. The new Craft Box arrived this week and it was full of lots of pink goodies, so I just had to use them with this gorgeous image from Ching-Chou Kuik. This beauty is Scent of Spring and she is just stunning, isn't she?

Everything except for the card and pink ribbon came from the Craft Box, which has been one of my favourites so far.

This card is also for
Allsorts Challenge #412 I Spy things beginning with B - I used butterfly, blooms, brown and a beautiful image! 

Recipe:

Stamps: Scent of Spring from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Patterned Papers from Craft Box

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Icicle Stickles, Hessian lace, gems, Snipart Frame, Metal Heart, Glass Heart & Wire & Resin Flowers all from Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44
Eyes - G40, G43, G46
Shawl - RV11, RV32, RV34
Dress - E40, E41, E42, E43
Wings - RV000, RV00, RV06
Bright Pink Flowers - RV02, RV04, RV06
Roses - RV32, RV34
Leaves - G21, G24
Butterflies - T6, RV63, RV66, RV69
Background - B0000, B000, B00

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 projects from the DT there this week and why not join in our monthly challenge whilst you are there too. 

Also do pop over to the Craft Boxers Facebook Group and check out all the other DT creations from this month's gorgeous box of goodies. 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Simply B Stamps April Progressive Challenge 20s Charlotte

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the Simply B Stamps Progressive Challenge. Each month Betty draws a new image for us to use and this month's image was just gorgeous! The theme this time was to use at least 1 piece of patterned paper, pearls and feathers. I used some old DSP from Stampin' Up and went with a red and black combo - love this colour combo for these 1920s images.


Recipe:

Stamps: 20s Charlotte from Simply B Stamps

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

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Roll Up Roses Dies 6002/0384 & 6002/0473 both from Joy Crafts, Twisted Metal Tags & Accents Dies from Spellbinders, Lace Edged Leaves Dies from Creative Expressions, Feathers from The Range, Pearls from Papermania, Square Shape Art Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Eyes - YG91, YG93, YG95
Eyebrows - E55
Headband - R35, R37, R39
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Leaves - YG95, YG97, YG99
Shawl - W00, W1, W3
Frame & Pearls - W5, W7, W9
20s - W1, W3, W5
Background - C00, C0

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

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post Over The Moon Cow

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post this week for Whimsy Stamps. This week I thought I would use the Over The Moon Cow digi stamp and create a cute love card instead of a baby card, which some of the other DT members have done with this stamp. I don't do babies and only make baby cards if they are needed LOL

I combined this image with the Pet Papers 2, Pink and Blue Mix Papers and an old sentiment set, Sun, Moon, Stars.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Over The Moon Cow Digi stamp & Sun, Moon, Stars both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pacific Point & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Pet Papers 2 & Blue and Pink Mix Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Silver Mirror Card

Inks: Pacific Point from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Silver At You Spice Pen

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Starry Die from Verve Stamps

Copics Used:
Cow - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Udder - RV10, RV11
Ribbon - R24, R27, R29
Bell - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Sky - B32, B34, B16, B18, B37, B39
Moon - C1, C2, C3
Clouds - C0

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 Inspiration Group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT this week and why not join in our challenge on the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog too?!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sherri Baldy New Release My Besties Beauty

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for the new release from Sherri Baldy this month. This gorgeous image is My Besties Beauty and totally reminded me of Cinderella running away from the ball, so I coloured her up in a traditional Disney blue dress and used my Cinderella quote which I have been dying to use ever since I bought this stamp set. My camera didn't pick it up but her dress is actually covered in lots of sparkly dots which really shimmer in real life!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Scan0003 from Sherri Baldy, Fashion from Joy Crafts

Papers: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White & Bella Bleu DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' UP, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Marina Mist & Smoky Slate both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Metallic Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Edge Side Die 6002/0260 from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77
Eyes - YG13, B02, B04
Lips & Rose - R83, R85, R89
Leaves - G94, G99
Dress - B12, B14, B16, B18
Underskirt - C00, C0, C1, B0000, B00
Shoe - C1, C2, C3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the My Besties Facebook Group and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT for this month's new releases. 

The Paper Shelter Challenge #290 Sentimental

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Sentimental, so we would like to see you use a sentiment on your project.

This time I have used the gorgeous Art Deco Charme. I love these 1920s style images and would love to dress up in a flapper style fringed dress one day. I went with a red, black and gold combo and added a few feathers to me flowers as well to top it all off.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Art Deco Charme from The Paper Shelter, Banners from Joy Crafts

Papers: Real Red & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Pretty Red Classics Patterned Papers from The Works, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

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

Accessories: Gold Metallic Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Feathers from The Range, Pearls from Papermania, Pearl Pins from stash, Vintage Borders Die 6002/0365 from Joy Crafts, Crea-Nest-Lies Extreme No. 2 Dies from Crealies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Black - C5, C7, C9
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Gold - Y23, Y26, Y28
Feathers - C00, C2, C3
Moon - T1, T2, T4
Ground - T1, 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 Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Monday, 17 April 2017

March Craft Box Project #2

Good Morning and welcome to my second post for the March edition of Craft Box. I thought I would do something a little different this time and used only the supplies in the Craft Box. I made three tags using the patterned papers, snipart words, glitter, glass cabochons, sparkly gems, fibres, ribbon, flowers and epoxy stickers. OK I lied, I did a little touch of lace, but that came from the Craft Box Mixed Media workshop I went to the other weekend, so I guess it still counts as a Craft Box item!



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


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Whimsy Stamps Challenge #94 Anything Goes with a Twist of Spring

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for this month's Whimsy Stamps Challenge. Our challenge this time is Anything Goes with an option of Spring. I chose to use the adorable Penguin Loves Watermelon. I combined him with the Mint Green Light Papers and Various Occasions 2 Sentiments. I then added lots of pretty flowers, some swirly die cuts and a few gems in the corner.


Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Loves Watermelon & Various Occasions 2 Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Always Artichoke from Stampin' Up, Mint Green Light Digital Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Card blank from stash, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Fancy Oval Dies 6002/0258 from Joy Crafts, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Penguin - C00, C0, C5, C7, C9, R000, R00
Feet & Beak - YR14, YR16, YR18
Melon - R12, R14, R17, G000, G20, G40, YG05, YG07, YG09
Pink Flower - RV52, RV55, RV17
Tulips - YR01, YR02, YR04
Leaves & Stems - G94, G99
Grass - YG61, YG63, G46, G99
Sky - B0000, B000, B00

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

Delicious Doodles Double

Good afternoon. My lovely friend Bettina let me know about the DT call over at Delicious Doodles and I thought I would give it a try out, so I purchased some of these gorgeous images and made two completely different cards for the DT call.

This first card uses the gorgeous Blossom and I thought I would go with my girly pink and aqua colour combo on this one.


And my second card called to my gothic side. I used Gothic Fairy on this one and lots of dark and creepy bits! 

Both completely different, but I love them both! 

Little bit about me: I am a primary school teacher here in the UK, living with my boyfriend of just over 20 years and our spoilt little cat Miss Tallulah Zazzles (Not my name pick!). I started card making about 10 years ago when I was hunting for something to do during the school summer holidays. I started off with a cheap set from eBay containing some Sizzix die cuts and card blanks. Oh those first cards were hideous, but that was probably the best £5 I have ever spent as it completely opened me up to a whole new creative side I didn't know I had. 

I colour most of my images with Copics, but once in a blue moon do dig out my Distress Ink markers for a bit of watercolouring with them. I generally make cards, but have begun to dabble in mixed media a little bit, making some canvasses and other 3D projects. 

These cards are also for 
Fab 'n' Funky's Challenge #346 Fantasy (Entering Gothic Fairy only in this one) 
Southern Girls Challenge #157 Show Us Your Favourite Colour Combo (The pink and aqua combo is one of my faves, although purple and black is my fave for Hallowe'en/darker themed cards too!)

Recipes:

Blossom

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Pool Party & Soft Suede all from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Blocs Patterned Papers from Joy Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (Retired) & Strawberry Slush Twine (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Doilies & Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set both from Martha Stewart, Pearls & Charm both from stash, Butterfly 2 pcs Die 6002/0390 & Around With Butterflies Dies 6002/0322 both from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyeshadow - E70, E71, E74
Lips - RV21, RV23, RV25
Nail - RV66, RV69
Top - R81, R83, R85, R89
Bracelet - BG05, BG07, BG09
Stems - G21, G24
Flowers - RV52, RV55, BG32, BG53, BG57
Butterfly - BG11, BG45, BG49, RV17, RV19, W3, W5, W7
Dots - BG000, BG02

Gothic Fairy

Papers: Perfect Plum & Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Craft Box, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver Wink of Stella

Accessories: Vintage Border Die 6002/0366 from Joy Crafts, Masquerade Party Enamel Dots from Teresa Collins, Flowers, Charms, Ribbon, Snipart and glass cabochon all from Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R11
Hair - C5, C7, C9, V12, V15, V17, V99
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Eyeshadow & Nails - V25, V28
Wings - V91, V93
Skulls - C1
Rose - C3, C5, C7, C9
Leaves - G24, G28, G29
Background - BV23, BV25, BV29

And that's all from me for this post folks! Wish me luck with the DT call! 

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Spring Jasmine

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post this week for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week I have used the gorgeous Spring Jasmine and made an extra large card, so I could have a play with my Foamiran (which I have had for ages but only used once before!). I love dimension this foam gives to the flowers and love the colours of it too.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Spring Jasmine from Ching-Chou Kuik, Little Labels from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Perfect Plum & Sahara Sand both from Stampin' Up, Gorgeous Soft Pastels Patterned Papers from The Works, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from stash

Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver Spica At You Pen

Accessories: Purple Ribbon & Border Die CR0722/TW1 both from The Works, Oval Nestabilities & Floral Oval Dies both from Spellbinders, Verity Rose Official Frame Die from Crafter's Companion, Trailing Leaves Die from Rosy Owl, Flowers AC1 & AC2 Dies both from Rosy Dot, Foamiran from Noor Design UK, Flower Ribbon & Lace from local market, Pearls from Crystal Stickers & The Works, Glitter Domes from Papermania, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - G43, G46
Dress - V91, V93, V95, V99
Shawl - BV11, BV13, BV17
Flowers - BV02, BV04
Leaves - YG93, YG95
Dots - YG91, YG93, V20, BV000

And that's all from me for  this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT whilst you are there and why not join in out monthly challenge, Under The Sea, as well.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Pretty in Pink Amy

Good Morning! I am currently on holiday for 2 weeks and as yet we haven't planned to go anywhere or do anything as my boyfriend hasn't got the time off from his work, but we might manage to grab a few days out. Instead I am doing a bit of crafting, getting ahead on my DT assignments and playing just for fun! This project was a just for fun one!

I had a hunt through my huge folders full of printed digis and found this gorgeous one, Amy from Sweet Escape Digis and just had to colour in that gorgeous mane of hair! It took me ages and it made my hand ache by the end, but it was worth it!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Amy from Sweet Escape Digis

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Where The Roses Grow Patterned Paper from Pion Design, The Sofiero Collection from Maja Design, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Every Craft's A Pound

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Frame With Circle & Swirls Die 6002/0537 & No End Borders Dies 6002/0479 both from Joy Crafts, Everything else from The Crafteezee Collection Elegant Ladies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Eyes - G94, G99
Eyeshadow - RV32, RV34
Lips - RV14, RV17, RV19
Top - R81, R83, R85, R89

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