Saturday, 16 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - So Long

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post this week for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I am using the gorgeous So Long and went for one of my favourite colour combos to make a sweet thank you cards ready for all those people who need a thank you after Christmas.

The DT were challenged to add buttons to their projects this week and I dug out some old retired Stampin' Up ones. Buttons are not a thing I generally use on my cards unless it's for a masculine card, but I do like these little flower shaped ones. Shame I don't have many left and they are retired now too.

And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: So Long from Ching-Chou Kuik, Mat Stack 1 collection from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black & A Pop of Pink DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon, Basic Black Lace, Brights Buttons Retired) & Neutrals Buttons (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Shabby Pink Frantage Embossing Powder from Stampendous

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - C5, C7, C8, C9
Eyes - G43, G46
Lips - RV14, RV17
Top - RV21, RV23, RV25
Butterflies - RV32, RV34, W9
Leaves - G82, G85

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 this week and why not join in the monthly challenge of Birds whilst you are there too.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge from Whimsy Stamps. As always the challenge is an Anything Goes ones and we would love to see your creations using Whimsy Stamps images as well.

For my card I used the cute peeking Reindeer from Christmas Wish Sentiments and the Christmas Ginghams 1 Papers and Christmas Ginghams 2 Papers as well. I love the country feel to these papers and added some faux stitching around the edge of each layer too.



Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps,On Thin Ice from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Soft Suede from Stampin' Up, Christmas Ginghams 1 Papers and Christmas Ginghams 2 Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Create & Craft

Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Copic Fineliner Pen

Accessories: Garden Green Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Icicle Stickles

Copics Used:
Reindeer - E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39
Star & Yellow Baubles - Y13, Y17, Y19
Pot - E15, E18
Soil - E71, E79, E49
Trunk - E44, E47
Tree - YG03, G82, G85, G46, G28
Red Present & Baubles - R24, R27, R29
Gold Ribbon - Y23, Y26, Y28
ground - E70, E71, E74
Wall - 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 Whimsy 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, 13 December 2017

Little Robin Redbreasts

Good Morning and welcome to another random post form me! Today I have used the sweet Red Robin set from Clearly Besotted along with the Into The Woods Again stamp set for the trees.I actually used my new Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to line the trees up and I have to say it is a fabulous tool. Not really sure how much I will use it as I tend to stamp and cut out sentiments and images, but it is really easy to use when I need it!



Recipe:

Stamps: Red Robin & Into The Woods Again from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Early Espresso, Whisper White & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Card Base from craft show

Inks: Crumb Cake & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas

Copics Used:
Red - R35, R37, R39
Brown - E74, E77, E79
Beaks- YR04, YR07
Tree Stump - E42, E43, E44

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

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Skating On Thin Ice

Good Morning and welcome to post for today. I bought this cute stamp set from Clearly Besotted to make a few Christmas cards with and I just love these adorable, little mice! I kept this one fairly flat, so it can go in the "to post" pile of cards.



Recipe:

Stamps: On Thin Ice from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Early Espresso & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Create & Craft

Inks: Real Red & Soft Sky both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Glitter White Wink of Stella

Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, White Molotow Paint Pen, Icicle Stickles, Snowflake Punch Die from Marianne Design, Drifts and Hills Stencil from MFT

Copics Used:
Trees - YG61, YG63, YG67, E23, E25, E27
Mice - E70, E71, E74, R20, R30
Red - R35, R37, R59
Ice - BG0000, BG000

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

Monday, 11 December 2017

Sherri Baldy My Besties Img775 Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls

Good Morning and welcome to a non-Christmas post from me. It feels good to not be doing Christmas cards as that should mean that I have finally made enough to send out to all my family and friends! This card uses one of the new images IMG775 from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Stamps - the adorable Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls collection. I do love my fairies and this one is just so cute!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Img775 Enchanted Fairy Ville Dolls from Sherri Baldy, Magic Sampler from Paper Smooches

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Chocolate Chip & Quatrefancy DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Strawberry Slush (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up, Icicle Stickles, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Wings & Tights - BG10, BG11, BG13
Flowers & Lips - R81, R83, R85
Leaves - BG93, BG96
Mushrooms - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Windows - Y11, Y13
Butterflies - BG53, BG57, BG78
Sky - B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05
Grass - BG93, BG96, BG99

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 Creative Hangout group on Facebook and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not share yours whilst you are there too?!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge for December - Birds

Good Morning and welcome to my DT Challenge post for the new Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge. This month our challenge is for you to use birds on your project - any kind of bird really! You could use penguins or robins for this time of the year, or you could use one of the gorgeous images from Ching-Chou Kuik that uses a range of birds. You can find all her bird images here.

I used the gorgeous Dark Lilies for my card to make a birthday card that I will be needing very shortly! I haven't done a completely pink card in absolute ages so thought I'd best do one last one before the year is out!

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Dark Lilies from Ching-Chou Kuik, Pegasus Duo from Avery Elle

Papers: Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Vintage Summer Patterned Papers from Creative Crafting World, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Pearls from The Works, Doily from my stash, Lace from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R22
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - YG21, YG23, YG25
Lips - RV63, RV66, RV69
Nails - RV52, RV63
Flowers - RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69
Stems & Leaves - YG05, YG09
Bird - V12, V05, V06, V09, YR14, YR15
Background - 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 projects from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge Week #49 Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Polkadoodles. This week, as always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

I used another of those gorgeous images and papers from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection and decorated a gift bag to make my Christmas gift wrapping a bit easier. (I hate wrapping presents as I am pretty rubbish at it, so I much prefer putting them in some tissue paper inside a pretty bag.)

This image is Frosted Spines - how cute is that sweet, little hedgehog?! The sentiment is also from the same collection. There are so many fabulous sentiments and other embellishments included in this huge collection!

This gift bag is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Frosted Spines and Sentiment both from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection from Polkadoodles

Papers: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Other White Card from stash, Patterned Papers from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection from Polkadoodles

Inks: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Icicle Stickles, Kraft Bag from The Works, Flower Punch from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Eyes - E27, E29
Violet - V12, V15, V17
Coat & Hat Stripes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Toggles - E71, E74
Boots - BG01, BG02, BG05
Sky - B12, B14, B16, B18
Hedgehog - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Snow - BG0000, BG000, BG10, C00

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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Christmas Wish Sentiments

Good Morning and welcome to this week's inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps. This week I am using the sweet, little robin from the Christmas Wish Sentiments set. I went for an icy blue, white and red combo this week and just love how this one came out. I also used the papers from Winter Wonderland and Accents of Winter. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Trimmings set.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments and Christmas Trimmings both from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Marina Mist & Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Winter Wonderland & Accents of Winter Papers from Whimsy Stamps,Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up,Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas

Copics Used:
Robin - R22, R24, R27, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, Blender
Log- E71, E74, E77, E79
Hat - R24, R27, R29
Leaves - G82, G85
Snow - B000, B00, B01, Blender
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, 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 Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration group on Facebook and check out all the other fantastic projects from the DT.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Paper Shelter 7th Anniversary Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. This hop is in celebration of The Paper Shelter reaching their 7th Birthday on December 8th. This hop will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!

If you have landed here from Patsy's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commentator a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

I decided to use the adorable Emily for my card. Love her sweet face! I have to say it made for a refreshing change making a non-Christmas card as I have been making those for weeks now in preparation for the big day. I have a few more to send out this year as I have moved jobs, so have my new work colleagues to send to as well as some of the old ones!


Recipe:

Stamps: Emily from The Paper Shelter, Pegasus Duo from Avery Elle

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz & Cheerful Treat DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Range, Banner Die from N Craft Design

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Eyes - B00, B16, B18
Lips - R81, R83
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Blue - B000, B00, B01, B02
Brown - E31, E33, E35
Top - C1
Leaves - YG05, YG09

From here you will need to hop on over to Natascha's blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop! Good luck and I hope you're enjoying it so far.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sherri Baldy My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies Letter to Santa IMG 770

Good Morning and welcome to my post sharing one of the gorgeous new images from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies collection. This image is just adorable and is called Letter to Santa! I just love it! The snowflake sequins are actually iridescent, but came out pink with the camera's flash, so they look weird in the photo, but much better in real life.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties Enchanted Christmas Fairies Letter to Santa IMG 770 from Sherri Baldy, Holiday Mini Tickets from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Crumb Cake & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Blank from Create & Craft

Inks: Real Red & Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Mini Envelope Die from Creative Dies, Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E44, E47, E49
Envelope - E40, E41, E42, E43
Red - R32, R35, R37, R39
Leaves - 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 My-Besties Creative Hangout~Digi Stamps & More group on Facebook and see all the amazing inspiration there and why not share your projects too.