Saturday, 20 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Bookworm Dollie

Good Morning and welcome to my last inspiration post of the month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog. This week I am sharing with you all the last Dollie from the Dollie Set 1 that I have used for each of my cards this month.

This gorgeous girl is Bookworm Dollie, a Dollie version of me I guess as I constantly have my nose stuck in a book (Although I never ever drink tea or coffee!) . I finished a really good book this morning (Cupcakes, Trinkets and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge - a fun read if you like witches, shapeshifters, vampires and blood magic!).


And opened... I kept the card fairly simple so the image would be the hero of the card and it would still close as well. 


Recipe:

Stamps: Bookworm Dollie from Dollie Set 1 from Ching-Chou Kuik, All Booked Up from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Cherry Cobbler & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Curiosity Corner Patterned Papers from Trimcraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Card Art Window Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - G21, G24
Dress & Hearts - R35, R37, R39
Boots & Bows - B91, B93, B95
Wings - B000, B00, B01, R35, R37
Cup - B95, B97, B99, E43
Book - G82, G85, T2
Ground - W00, W1, W3

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 creations from the DT this week and why not join in our challenge, Ribbon and Lace, this month too.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #294 - Stitching Faux or Real

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is to use some stitching either real or faux. I don't use stitching very often on my cards because I just cannot use a sewing machine at all (I have a mini one from Hobbycraft somewhere that I could never stitch in a straight line with, so gave up on it!) and I cannot be bothered to do it by hand as it takes me so long!

Anyway here is my card using the adorable Cool Lolly Updated and dug out some of my old papers from Lili of the Valley before they stopped producing them. I added faux stitching to all my patterned paper layers as well as joining the pierced holes on my image panel. My ribbon also has some faux stitching on too!


Recipe:

Stamps: Cool Lolly Updated from The Paper Shelter

Papers: So Saffron & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Country Meadow Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from stash

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Blushing Bride Twine form Stampin' Up, Charm & Wooden Flowers all from The Works, Sweet Paris Ribbon from Dovecraft, Border Dies & Frame Dies both from eBay, Copic Multiliner

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E29
Eyes - G07, G17
Jeans - E30, E31, E33, E35
Pink - RV10, RV11, RV13
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26
Headphones - W7, W9
Ground - W1, W3, W5

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


Monday, 15 May 2017

Exciting News!

Good morning! I have some exciting news to share with you all. You may (or may not) remember that I applied a while back for the Delicious Doodles DT and I can now reveal that I made the team! Yay! I will be working alongside by fabulous friend Bettina as well, so I am doubly excited!

To share my new DT position, the new members are sharing their first project on an introduction post and here is my card for it. I used the gorgeous Flower Fairy and to try and entice that summer sun to come out a bit more often, I used lots of bright, summery colours.


Recipe:

Stamps: Flower Fairy from Delicious Doodles, Beautiful Butterflies from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pixie Pink (Retired), Old Olive & Petal Party Simply Scrappin' Kit (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pixie Pink (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Range, Border Die from The Works

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Eyes - BG72, BG75, BG78
Lips - RV14, RV17, RV19
Top - Y21, Y23, Y26
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Berries - RV52, RV55
Yellow - Y15, Y19, YR15, YR18
Orange - YR12, YR14, YR16
Teal - BG45, BG49
Blue - B02, B04, B05
Dark Purple - V04, V06, V09
Violet - V12, V15, V17
Pink - RV21, RV23, RV25

And that's all from me for this post folks! Don't forget to pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the new DT!


Whimsy Stamps May Challenge - Anything Goes with an optional Twist of Flowers

Good Morning and welcome to another monthly challenge from Whimsy Stamps. This month our challenge is an Anything Goes one as always, but with the optional twist of using flowers this time as well. An easy challenge really!

I used the pretty For Mom 1 Sentiments set, which includes some pretty flower images as well. I also used the Pink Pop Papers, which are one of my favourite paper sets from Tracy Wray for Whimsy Stamps.


Recipe:

Stamps: For Mom 1 Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired) & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card form That Craft Place, Pink Pop Papers from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Tip Top Taupe Lace & Strawberry Slush Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Lace Doily Border 1 Die from Whimsy Stamps, Flowers & Stamens all from Wild Orchid Crafts (I think), Gems from stash

Copics Used:
Pole & Heart Trims - E55, E57
Pot - E53, E55, E57
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Leaves - G82, G85
Ground - YG97, YG99

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 Challenge Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT for this month's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Kimono Peony Dollie

Good Morning and welcome to my DT inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps this week. I used the gorgeous Kimono Peony Dollie from the Dollie Set 1 and the DT were "challenged" to use our favourite colours this time. Now this isn't really a challenge is it, as you all know by now that pink is my favourite colour and as it is such a pretty colour to work with, it makes my projects so much easier to create!

And here she is! I made a giant tag this week instead of a card for something different to do and I love the size of it.


Recipe:

Stamps: Kimono Peony Dollie from Ching-Chou Kuik, Mat Stack 6 Collection from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake & Sweet Always DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Double Ended Banner Dies from Papertrey Ink, Beaded Flower & Oval Dies both from eBay, Doily from Stash, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Magnolia, Enamel Dots from Dovecraft, Shape Art Tag Template from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Eyes - G21, G24
Kimono & Top - RV10, RV11, RV13
Sash - E44, E47, E49
Brown Top - E43, E44, E47
Brown Trims - E43
Pink Trims - RV13
Flowers - RV32, RV34
Beads - RV55
Birds - E71, E74
Leaves - YG13, YG17
Grass - G82, G85, G17, G99
Sky - 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 for this week and why not join in our monthly challenge, Ribbon and Lace, whilst you are there too.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Up, Up And Away

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for this week for Whimsy Stamps. This week I thought I would share one of the masculine stamp sets and papers that Tracy Wray designed this month. This card uses the Up, Up And Away Sentiments and English Gentleman Papers and are just perfect for any male card, which I know some people find hard to make.

I do think next time I make this card, I need to make sure that my colour ink cartridge actually has some ink in it as I think blue balloons would have looked better than the black, but only my black ink works at the minute.


Recipe:

Stamps: Up, Up And Away from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Marina Mist & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, English Gentleman Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: None!

Accessories: Subtles Buttons (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from Dovecraft, Stitched Cloud Edges Dies from MFT

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 or the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog and join in our challenge this month too.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik May Challenge - Ribbon and Lace

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is to use ribbon and lace - an easy one right? And one I do all the time anyway so not really a challenge for me this time, but it was an excuse to pull out some of my new laces and ribbons I have bought recently!

I used the gorgeous Kimono Sakura Dollie from the Dollie 1 set and used one of my favourite new paper pads with lots of pretties as well.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Kimono Sakura Dolliw from Ching-Chou Kuik, Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Heart Painted Patterned Papers from Lemoncraft, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Rainbow Scallop Border Die from Taylored Expressions, Ribbon & Lace both from Brenda's Lace and Ribbons, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Range, Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts, Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Eyes - G21, G24
Kimono - G40, G43, G21, G46
Top - RV11, RV13, RV14, E31, E33, E35
Parasol - RV10, RV11, RV13, E31
Flowers - RV13, RV14
Leaves - G29
Ground - E30, E31

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 and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Whimsy Stamps New Release Goldfishes Gertie and Gunther

Good afternoon and welcome to my second new release post this month for Whimsy Stamps. This time I am sharing two new stamps with you - Goldfish Gertie and Goldfish Gunther. I also used the Fish Sentiments set and added them to a fishbowl!



Recipe:

Stamps: Goldfish Gertie, Goldfish Gunther & Fish Sentiments all from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz & Wild Wasabi all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Seaweed Dies from eBay, Sequin from The Range, Fishbowl Card Art Template, Bubbles Stencil & Wavy Stripes Stencil all from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Goldfish Gertie - Y15, Y17, Y19, B24, B26, B28, R14, R17
Goldfish Gunther - B04, B05, YR14, YR15, YR18, YR04, YR07, YR09

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 fabulous projects from the DT for this month's new releases!

The Paper Shelter Challenge #292 Flowers

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is another nice and easy one - use flowers. You could have flowers in your image, flowers on your patterned papers or flowers as an embellishment.

I used the Adorable Dutch Girl for my card and decided not to add any flower embellishments because I don't have any paper tulips! I have boxes full of flowers - 2 huge Really Useful Company boxes full and others elsewhere and no red tulips to match the image! That must be rectified soon! LOL

Anyway here she is using a new shape art template and one of my fave colour combos too.


Recipe:

Stamps: Adorable Dutch Girl from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Coastal Cabana (Retired), Crumb Cake, Whisper White & Fresh Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) & Coastal Cabana Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Star Border Frame Die 6002/0362 & Lacy Circle with Stars Dies 6002/0361 both from Joy Crafts, Thanks Word Die from Clearly Besotted, Flag A5 Shape Art from Dutch Doobadoo, Enamel Dots from Dovecraft

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Eyes - E55, E57
Brown - E42, E43, E44
Red - R35, R37, R39
Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Leaves & Stems - G94, G99
Grass - G21, G46, G28, YG25, YG99
Sky - BG0000, BG000, BG01

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 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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Monday, 1 May 2017

Whimsy Stamps New Release Winifred Whale and Fish Sentiments

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my post for one of the new releases from Whimsy Stamps today. This little cutie is Winifred Whale and I made her into a spinner card, which I will sharing a tutorial for later on this month, so keep an eye out for that one. I also used the new Fish Sentiments set and Blue and Pink Mix Papers.



Recipe:

Stamps: Winifred Whale & Fish Sentiments both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight all from Stampin' Up, Blue and Pink Mix Papers from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Die-Namics Catch A Wave Die from MFT, Weather Forecast Dies & Ocean Corner Dies both from Joanna Sheen, Clouds Dies & Movers and Shakers Dies both from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Whale - C1, C2, C3, C5
Eye - B37
Water on Whale - B01, C00
Spout - B02, B04, B05

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 fabulous projects from the DT for this month's new releases.