Saturday, 20 January 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Rainbow in Eyes

Good Morning and welcome to my latest inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week I am sharing an older image that I had previously printed and had never used called Rainbow in Eyes.

I also used some of my older patterned papers to try and use them up a bit (my craft area is in our bedroom and is more than over flowing so I need to try and use some stuff up quickly so I can actually put all the new stuff I keep buying away properly!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Rainbow In Eyes from Ching-Chou Kuik, Signature Greetings II from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & Sweet Always DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Flower 4 Petals Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, Lace & Ribbon from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Mery's Twig Dies 6002/0588 from Joy Crafts, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart, Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, Configurations Sunrise Adornment Die form Creative Expressions, Cascadia & Leavenworth Butterfly Trio Dies both from Memory Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - R81, R83, R85, R89
Eyes -YG01, G82, G85
Lips - RV32, RV34
Top - YR01, YR02, YR04, YR68
Leaves - G40, G43, G46
Butterflies - YR04, YR07, YR09, RV11, E27, E29
Flowers - RV10, RV11, RV13
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 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 the challenge for this month as well. 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 3 Anything Goes

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

This time I used Frosty Penguins from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection to make a winter themed birthday card. The patterned papers and trees were also from the same collection and the sentiment is from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection.


Recipe:

Stamps: Frosty Penguins from Octavia Frosted Winter Collection & Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection both from Polkadoodles

Papers: Midnight Muse (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Card base from craft fair, Patterned Papers from Octavia Frosted Winter Collection from Polkadoodles

Inks: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - W5, W6, W7, W9
Eyes - BG05, BG07
Lips - RV11, RV14
Coat - R81, R83, R85, R89, BV17
Scarf & Gloves - BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04
Hat - BV0000, BV000, BV01
Dress - BV11, BV13, BV17, RV10, RV32, RV34
Penguins - C00, C3, C5, C7, C9, YR15, Y000, Y11, Y13

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?!


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Paper Shelter Challenge #322 - Shape it Up

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from the Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is called Shape It Up and we do NOT want to see any square cards this time, but any other shape instead.

I used one of my CreaLies dies to cut the base of my card and made a wintery one using the gorgeous Ice Skates image. I love absolutely tons of the new Christmas and Winter themed images that Veronica released towards the end of last year and am trying to use some of them to make a few Christmas cards here and there.


Recipe:

Stamps: Ice Skates from The Paper Shelter, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White & All Is Calm DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen, Silver At You Spica Pen, Copic Markers

Accessories: Soft Sky Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gloves Die 6002/2034 & Skates Die 6002/2032 both from Joy Crafts, Snowflake Sequins from Bright Ideas, Crea-Nest-Lies Extreme No.2 Dies from CreaLies, Icicle Stickles

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Lips - R20, R22, R24
Top - BG11, BG13, BG15
Tights - BG11, BG13
Shorts & Boots - BG45, BG53, BG49
Hairband - BG53, BG57
Bench - E55, E57, E59
Snow - BG0000, BG000, BG70, BG01, BG11, 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 Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT adn why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fantastic prizes to be won! 

The gift voucher

Monday, 15 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps January Challenge Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from Whimsy Stamps. This month, as always, the challenge is an anything goes challenge using Whimsy Stamps.

I used the adorable Bunny with Heart Balloons digital stamp from the Love Me Tender set and lots of the new patterned papers as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Love Me Tender from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red & Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Seeing Spots, Seeing Hearts & Amour Papers all from Whimsy Stamps

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Real Red Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Sending Love With Hearts Border Die 6002/0253 from Joy Crafts, Puzzle Pieces Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Lace from Brenda's Lace and Ribbons

Copics Used:
Bunny - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Mushroom - E70, E71, E74, E77
Bow & Balloons - R35, R37, R39
Rocks - W1, W3, W5
Grass - G24, G28
Ground - W3, W5, W7
Sky - BG10, BG11, BG13, 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 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?!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Dahlia

Good Morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Ching-Chou Kuik. This week the DT were challenged by our DT leader Kym to use spots and stripes - a nice easy one!

I chose to use the gorgeous Dahlia and an old favourite colour combo of mine using Stampin' Up colours of Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. Love this green and purpley-red together. I think the dark brown hair goes perfectly with them as well.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Dahlia from Ching-Chou Kuik, Framed Out #4, Mat Stack 2 Collection & mat Stack 3 Collection all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Brights DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Lace from Brenda's Lace & Ribbons, Pearls from Papermania, Vintage Flourishes Leaf Die 6003/0046 & Roll Up Roses Die 6002/0385 both from Joy Crafts, Fancy Tags Dies from Spellbinders, Doily from stash, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set from Martha Stewart

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - YG95, YG99
Lips - RV52, RV55
Leaves - YG93, YG95, YG97
Flowers - RV63, RV66, RV69
Jewellery - RV21, RV23

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 projects from the DT this week and why not join in our monthly challenge, New Beginnings, whilst you are there too?!

Monday, 8 January 2018

A Christmas Thank You With Santa's Hat Gabbie

Good Morning and welcome to my first Faery Ink post of the year. I always like to make thank you cards for people who gave my Christmas gifts and as I always tend to colour more Christmas themed images than I need I try to make Christmas themed thank you cards too.

I loved this image of Gabbie in her Santa's hat, but didn't get round to making her into an actual Christmas card, so made a thank you card with her instead. She was actually one of the freebies that Amanda gave away in the Faery Ink Facebook group this year.

I went for an almost all white with touches of gold colour combo and love how the red hat pops against all the white.

This card is also for

Recipe:

Stamps: Santa's Hat Gabbie from Faery Ink, Signature Christmas from Papertrey Ink

Papers: White card from stash, Gilded winter Patterned Papers from Trimcraft

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Snowflake Corner Die from Creative Expressions, Gold Ice Stickles, White Liquid Applique

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Eyebrows - E27, E29
Eyes - G82, G85
Hat & Lips - R32, R35, R37, R39
Bauble Earrings - YR21, YR23, YR24

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Faery Ink blog and Facebook group and check out all the other fabulous inspiration there too and why not share your latest Faery Ink projects too.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik January 2018 Challenge - New Beginnings

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the brand new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. Our challenge this month is called New Beginnings and looking at my card you may be thinking that a Christmas card doesn't really signify a new beginning, but it is more of a new intention. I was still rushing around making Christmas cards at the last minute again so I thought I would a new year's resolution of making at least 1 Christmas card each month. At least that way I will have a few piled up ready for the holiday season this year!

I have used the gorgeous Northern Blessing on this card and added lots of glitter to all the snowflake die cuts.

This card is also for
Creative Inspirations January Challenge Something New (My patterned papers were from a new pad)

Recipe:

Stamps: Northern Blessing from Ching-Chou Kuik

Papers: Smoky Slate from Stampin' Up, White card from stash, Card Base from Create & Craft, A Winter's Day Patterned Papers from Creative World of Crafts, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers, Silver & Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens

Accessories: Icicle Stickles, Create A Flake 3 Dies from Spellbinders, Starry Merry Christmas Die from Creative Expressions

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - B12, B14, B16, B18
Eyes - B97, B99
Wings - B0000, B000, B00
Dress - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
Beads - B69

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 Challenge and Inspiration blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT and why not join in the challenge whilst you are there too?!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Polkadoodles Challenge - Thank You

Good Morning and Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Polkadoodles challenge of the year as well. This one is a really easy one for you - make a thank you project! I'm sure you will need to make some thank you cards for all those lovely Christmas gifts you received if you celebrated it! i know I did!

Anyway here is my card using a hexagon shaped card base. I have to admit I really didn't think about how I was going to decorate these bases when I bought them from a craft fair in November; I just liked them as they were different, so it took lots of folding and trimming the patterned paper down to get the right-ish shape and size. I don't think it looks too bad though, but might try something different next time.

I used the adorable Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Just For You for this card as I thought a bouquet of flowers is always a lovely way to say thank you! I used patterned papers from the Winnie Wednesday Halloween Collection as well. I thought the colours in these ones went really well with the colours I used to colour the image and were ones I already had printed. 

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Recipe:

Stamps: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Just For You from Polkadoodles

Papers: Winnie Wednesday Hallowe'en Collection & Octavia Frosted Winter Collection both from Polkadoodles, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, White Card from stash, Card Base from Craft Fair

Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent chalks from Pebbles Ink

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts & eBay, medium Scalloped Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Icicle Glitter Glue from Dovecraft, Thank You Dies from Creative Dies

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
Dress - Y32, Y35, Y38, E31, E34, E33
Shoes - E31, E33, E35
Pink Flowers - RV32, RV34
Blue Flowers - BG01, BG02, BG05
Big Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG97
Small Leaves - YG05, YG09
Envelope - RV29, E41, E42
Bows - V22, V25, V28
Grass - G21, G24, G46, G85, G99

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

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps New Release January 2018 Penguin Heart Hugs

Good morning and welcome to my second project for this month's new releases from Whimsy Stamps. Today I have gone for a mostly red colour scheme after the pretty pink yesterday!

I used the adorable Penguin Heart Hugs with the Amour Digital Papers, Seeing Spots Digital Papers and Love In Red Digital Papers.


Recipe:

Stamps: Penguin Heart Hugs from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Real Red & Basic Black both from Stampin' U, Amour, Seeing Spots & Love In Red Digital Papers all from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Die-Namics Stitched Banner Alphabet Dies from MFT

Copics Used:
Feathers - C3, C5, C7, C9
Shading on White - C0, C1
Beak & Feet - YR14, YR16, YR18
Cheeks - R000, R11
Hat & Scarf - R81, R83, R85, R37
Heart -  R32, R35, R37, R39

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 new release.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome my post sharing the card I have made for the Ching-Chou Kuik Birthday Blog Hop on Facebook. Happy Birthday Ching-Chou!

And here is my card using the gorgeous Butterflies and Berries in my favourite colour of pink!


Recipe:

Stamps: Butterflies and Berries from Ching-Chou Kuik, Fluttering By from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Kraft Card from Crafter's Companion, Vintage Summer Patterned Papers from Creative Crafting World, Raspberry A Hint of a Hoot Papers from Paper Boutique, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card Base from Craft Fair

Inks: Regal Rose (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Butterfly Frame Die from Whimsy Stamps, Fantasy Butterflies Die 6002/0245 from Joy Crafts, DooHickey Tilda's Lace Border Die form Magnolia, Lace & Ribbon both from Brenda's Lace & Ribbon

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E27, E29
Eyes - E21, E23, E25
Lips - RV32, RV34
Dress - RV000, RV21, RV23, RV25
Butterflies - RV23, RV25, RV29, W6, W8
Holly Leaves - G14, G05, G17
Other Leaves - YG05, YG09
Background - E40, E41, E42

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and now it's time to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group and follow all the other DT members posts for the hop! Enjoy the hopping!