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Creative Inspirations: Anything goes/optional sketch

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Hello! Seasons greetings to everyone. I hope you all had a great Christmas. Did you get many crafting goodies? I did and im about to share a card i made using some of them....
This fortnight over at Creative Inspirations our challenge is..
ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL SKETCH


For my card, i used some new papers and a new stamp which i received for christmas. These beautiful papers are by Anna marie designs and come from the Blissful collection. I LOVE these paper pads! They are all so pretty and lovely if your making a shabby chic design. I used the cocoa and peach pads, and distressed all the edges. This stamp is one of the Wonky Tonk girls from Which? craft which i coloured with promarkers. I will admit, looking at them, this image was my least favorite but the minute i inked it up, i knew i had to use it first and i have changed my mind, this is one of my favorites!

I added lace, a bark heart and a sentiment to finish.
Supplies: Anna Marie designs Blissful Peach and cocoa paper padsWhich craf…

Creative Inspirations: White Christmas

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Hello, It's nearly Christmas and the challenge theme this fortnight at Creative inspirations is.... WHITE CHRISTMAS
This means you can do either white on white or a card that features snow. For my card I used an image by saturated canary, this one came in the first subscription email. I coloured with promarkers and added pearl drops as the snow. The papers I used were first edition Christmas featuring pastel pinks and grey. I added a bark star and sentiment tag to finish.
I'd like to enter this into: Deep ocean challenge- silent night (anything Christmas)

Joy to the World

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Hello, Today I have an Altenew card to share using the Christmas rose stamp and die set free from a magazine.

I created this A6 design by stamping the outline flower and colouring using biomarkers. I used the colours featured above, red, hot pink and lime green. I then stamped the middles of the flowers in gold, as well as the sentiment. I would like to enter this into the following: Colour throwdown #423 Case this sketch #202

Creative Inspirations: Christmas Creations

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Hello, It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights theme is Christmas Creations.  This fortnight we are sponsored by All Dressed up who kindly gave us some images of theirs to use.This one is called Little Angel, which  coloured with promarkers. The papers are from First Edition christmas promise. I added a sentiment, a bark star and some pearls to embellish my card. I also added some glitter and pearl drops to her little headband.
  Supplies: All dressed up Little Angel digi imageComputer and printerStamping cardPromarkersFirst edition paper pad6x6 white card baseWhite cardCraftwork cards a year of sentiments bookpearlsBark starStickles and pearl dropsChallenges: All dressed up : anything goes As you like it - favorite christmas colour combo
This year my favorite colour combo is pastel pink, cream and grey.Every year i stick to the traditional red and green, no matter what but after buying a new paper pad that features pastel pink and grey i can't sto…

Christmas with the Cuties: First Challenge!!

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Hello, Today is a special day as it is the first challenge over at Christmas with theCuties, and this also ties in with my last piece of news, i am on the DT. Im so honored to have been chosen to design for this challenge and work with all the other talented ladies on the team. So, our first challenge is and easy one, Anything goes {as long as it is Christmas of course!}
For my card, i used an old Wild Rose Studio image, stamped onto a die cut circle and coloured with promarkers. The papers are also by Wild rose studio, all matted on white. I stamped my sentiment underneath my topper. I added some gemstones to finish. Supplies: Wild rose studio stamp and paper pad6x6 white card baseWhite cardStamping cardDie cutting machine and circle dieAcrylic block and inkLOTV christmas sentimentsPromarkersThis challenge will run until January 15th, so you have plenty of time to enter. 

Warm Wishes

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Hello, Today i have a small A6 card to share using this Stamping bella image. I coloured my image with promarkers and simply layered it to my card front, satmping a sentiment underneath.
Supplies: Stamping bella Uptown girls Clarissa and Camille share a cafeA6 white card baseStamping cardLOTV christmas sentimentsInk and acrylic blockPromarkersChallenges:
Pinspiration - Photo inspiration


Autumn Wishes

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Hello, Today i have an autumnal style card to share seeing as this week was thanksgiving in the US, even though it's more like winter here. This card does feature a thank you insert. I used this Sunflower image by Hannah Lynn from Crafts and me and coloured with promarkers. The papers are Nitwit collections Fall range, all matted on white. I added a sentiment to finish my quite simple design.
Supplies: 6x6 white card baseWhite card for mattingComputer and printerHannah Lynn sunflower digi from Crafts and meNitwit collections Fall FQBCraftwork cards a year of sentimentsChallenges:
Crafts and me- Give thanks

Exciting news

Hello, I'm here today with no card:( but some exciting news.  If you have bought the December issue of cardmaking and papercraft you will of seen that they have announced the winners of this year's Cardmaker of the year and I was lucky to be chosen as one of the runners up!  This is my first bit of news, my second will be announced on Monday, but I will be back with a card in the next few days.

Creative Inspirations: Frosted florals

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Hello, It's time for another challenge at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights challenge is
FROSTED FLORALS
For my card, i stamped a large poinsettia from an old docrafts stamp set on to a later of linen card, coloured with promarkers and added glitter and pearl drops. I stamped out one of the sentiments and added to a A6 card blank.

Tilda in Reindeer jumper

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Hello, Again, it's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post, but i can promise that next week i will have some exciting news to share, two lots in fact so check back on the 24th for the first part.
A few weeks back, i saw this sweet tilda image of her in her christmas reindeer jumper and i knew i had to buy it! I love a christmas jumper, who doesn't? I have a thing for images featuring a christmas jumper. Anyway, i did manage to get my hands on it and made this card last week. I know, im so late at posting recently.
Supplies: Lemoncraft christmas greeting papers from Noor designMagnolia Aspen holiday Tilda in reindeer jumper stamp { again from noor!}Bark star and Elsa lace from Live and love craftsFlowers and berriesSentiment { digi stamp boutique}PromarkersDoilyDie cutting machine and oval dies6x6 card blank
Id like to enter these challenges: Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goesPassion for promarkers - Christmas is comingRibbon girl - anything goesInky chicks - Winter wonderlandLil patc…

Creative Inspirations: Anything goes/optional sketch

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Hello, It's been 2 weeks since my last creation, although i did share a post at the weekend which saddly i had no comments on:{ I have been quite busy with our pup as well as other things. One of those other things i can't share on my blog yet, so check back at the end of the month for that news.
Anyway, this fortnights challenge at Creative Inspirations is
ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL SKETCH
For this challenge our sponsor, The paper shelter, kindly gave us some images to use. This one is called You are my Cuppy cake and is coloured with promarkers. The papers are from Nitwit collections Hey cupcake range, all matted on white. I finished with a sentiment.


George's puppy tales - something new.

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Hello! Now, this post is a bit new to me as I'm not used to doing posts that don't include a card or a project, but for a change I thought I'd write about our new pup, George and give an update since the first photo I shared nearly two months ago.
If your not sure on your dog breeds, George is a border terrier. He is a blue grizzle, which fur wise is black and tan. The blue comes from them having blue skin, something I learned from his breeder. George is now 4 months old and this week his baby teeth have began to fall out and his adult teeth are coming through, which after nearly two months of biting hands, legs, my hair, clothes and various dog toys ( now mostly in the bin due to him completely ruining them) I'm glad of. 
He's also in the puppy crazies stage, which for anyone who hasn't had a pup is where your pup literally goes crazy. Running around, jumping off of furniture, biting, swinging off clothes. It is the puppy equivalent of a toddler tantrum, which as …

Creative Inspirations: Halloween/Autumn

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Hello, It is wednesday and time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations. This fortnights theme is...
HALLOWEEN/AUTUMN
It isn't very often i make Halloween cards as i don't use them, but the times i do make them i enjoy it. I think it is to do with the spooky colour combo as i don't use them very often. For this card i used Saturated Canary image, Frankenbattie which i coloured with promarkers. The paper's are Nitwit collections Eeriesistable, all matted on black. I added some flowers, pearls and a sentiment to finish. 
Challenges: Inky chicks - to cute to spook
Deep ocean challenge - Halloween
Supplies for this card: 6x6 white card baseBlack cardSaturated canary Frankenbattie imageNitwit collections Eeriesistable papersMixture of embellishments  including flowers and pearlsCraftwork cards year of sentiments bookGlossy accents {Both for the eyes and for sticking on pearls}

Girl at Christmas

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Hello, I have a card to share today that i made for the LOTV christmas challenge. I used one of my older stamps and coloured with promarkers. The papers are by Wild Rose studio, all matted on white. I added some lace, flowers and a sentiment to finish.
Challenges: As you like it: Favorite flowers bought or die cut I like the bought one's as there is so much choice and they are just so pretty! Cutie Pie challenge: five of a kind {Flowers}

Supplies: LOTV stampPromarkersWild rose studio paper pack6x6 white card basewhite cardDie cutting machine, circle dieChristmas sentiments { This one came from Digi stamp boutique}Lace - This is called Elsa from Live and love craftsFlowers

House Mouse twisted easle

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Hello, It has been a while since my last House Mouse card. After the sudden loss of my dog, i stopped crafting for a while and so my HouseMouse365 challenge came to an end. Although now we have a new pup, i still don't get to craft as much as i would like so i have to do large chunks of crafting for one of two days a week. I created this card using my favorite House Mouse christmas stamp. This will be the image on my christmas cards this year, i just think it is so cute! I coloured my image with promarkers and created a twisted easle. The papers, from Nitwit collections festive flowers are all matted on red mirror card. I added some white lace and a sentiment to finish.
Id like to enter this into: House Mouse and friends: Branches HMFMC#227
Supplies to make this card: 6x6 white card baseNitwit collections Festive flowers bundleWhite laceCraftwork cards year of sentiments bookPromarkersRed mirror card



Tourist

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Hello, Today i have a card to share that i made for one of my blogging friends for her birthday this week. I used another of the redrawn images from Saturated Canary that came with the first subscription email. The image is called tourist but it is great for anyone who likes to take photos, like myself, too.   I coloured the image using promarkers. The papers are from Nitwit collections Happy range. I added a doily, pearls, ribbon and flowers to finish along with a sentiment. I also added some glitter to the flash on the camera.
Id like to enter this card into: Passion for promarkers: Add texture {Ribbon}

Peony and Daisy

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Hello, I have two cards to share today for a couple of challenges. My first is for the Colour throwdown challenge #413

I created this card using Altenew Peony bouquet and Spring daisy stamp sets. I used a mix of inks to create this 6x6 card. 
Supplies for this card: 6x6 white card basestamping cardAltenew Spring Daisy and peony bouquet stamp setsMix of inksMy next card is for the colourQ challenge #362

I used just the Peony bouquet flowers on this one along with leaves from the spring daisy. I kept to the colours, using pale pink and a darker pink for the flowers and then black for the leaves. I added silver pearls to finish.
Supplies for this card:

white card stamping cardAltenew Spring Daisy and peony bouquet stamp setsMix of inksPearls

Creative Inspirations: Buttons, Blooms and Bows

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Good morning! It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights theme is...
BUTTONS, BLOOMS AND BOWS
For my card, i coloured up this sweet Saturated Canary image with promarkers. For anyone who doesn't remember this image, it is because it is a new version of Penelope and featured in the first subscription email. I used Nitwit collections Sew fitting collection, matted on white to give it a patchwork feel. I added flowers, a sentiment, a button, some lace and a bow.
Supplies for this card: Saturated canary Penelope imageNitwit collections Sew Fitting papers6x6 white card basewhite cardMixture of embellishments including flowers, buttons,lace and ribbon.Craftwork cards a year of sentiments bookPromarkersId like to enter this card into: Passion for promarkers: Add texture {Lace, ribbon}

Turquoise and Lilac

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Hello, Today i have another Altenew make to share. I decided on this card to use a backing paper, this one is from a Nitwit collections kit. I created an embossed banner and then layered my flowers onto it. I stamped the sentiment to finish.
Supplies for this card: 6x6 white card basewhite cardembossing folderMix of inksAltenew Beautiful Day and Vintage flowers stamp setsChallenges: Less is more: Turquoise and lilac

Altenew: Vintage flowers

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Hello again, My final card for today uses the Altenew Vintage flowers set. I created this card by stamping part of a text background onto the centre of a 6x6 card in dessery sand ink. I then stamped a range of the flowers in orange, blue and the leaves in brown. I stuck them in the centre of my card and stamped a sentiment from the Tulips stamp set.
Supplies for this card: White 6x6 cardText background stampMix of inks in orange tones, blue tones and brown tones.Altenew vintage flowers and tulips stamp setsChallenges: Colour Q:


Altenew: Colourful Butterflies

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Hello, My second card for today is this 6x6 creation. Again i used my altenew painted butterflies. I used a mix of colours for this card, Blue, green, pink and coral. I matted my stamped background on black and added a vellum strip with a stamped sentiment on, which comes from the Tulips set.
Id like to enter this into: Colour throwdown challenge:

Altenew: Pink Butterfly

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Hello, Today i have 3 cards to share, starting with this little make. I created this basic A6 design by simply stamping the large butterfly from the Altenew Painted Butterflies set onto my card using a couple of pink shades. I added the sentiment underneath, which came from the same stamp set. To finish, i added some sequins.
Supplies for this card: White cardAltenew Painted Butterflies stamp set2 shades of pink and a black inksequins
Challenges:

TIME OUT Challenge #67: Breast cancer awareness or friendship optional theme of use pink or embossing.


Your Great!

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My second card to share is for a couple of challenges. For this card, i used an old Saturated Canary digi. I can't actually remember the name of it as i lost it a while back after our computer crashed. Luckily i had some spares printed. I coloured her with promarkers. The papers are from a first edition paper pad, all matted on black. I double matted the image on gold and black to bring out the gold sentiment. I made some little banners using some strips of matching paper and added the sentiment to finish.
Id like to enter this into: Passion for promarkers: spots and/or stripes { Banners and strip} As you like it: Favorite colour combo: Pink, turquoise and black Pink and turquoise just always seem to go together well. It makes a nice bold colour combo and the black just makes it stand out even more.
Supplies for this card: 6x6 white card baseBlack cardGold mirror cardFirst edition padSaturated canary digiPromarkersCraftwork cards sentiments

Winter Birthday

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Hello, Im here with 2 cards to share today, the first being this one which is a winter birthday, or it could be for a girly christmas card. I used a Digital pencil too fairy image and coloured with promarkers. The papers are first edition and are all matted on white. I added some silver pearls and a sentiment to finish as well as some glitter on the wings and dress.
Id like to enter this into: Digital pencil too: September anything goes challenge
Supplies for this card: 6x6 white card baseWhite card for matting onComputer and printer for printing the digi stampDigital pencil too fairy digiFirst edition paper padpearlsCraftwork cards year of sentiment booksticklespromarkers


Elphie

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Hello, Today i have a card to share using Saturated Canary's Elphie. I coloured her in usual day to day colours rather than halloween and created this simple birthday card. I cropped my image and blew it up slightly so it fit a 6x6 base, and coloured using promarkers. I matted my backing paper on white card. I finished by adding a sentiment and some sequins and gems.
Id like to enter this into: Passion for promarkers: Clean and simple
Supplies for this card: White 6x6 base cardWhite cardBacking paper: This one came from a Kaisercraft pad.Computer and printerDigi stamp: Elphie by Saturated CanaryCraftwork cards Year of sentiments bookSequins and gemsPromarkers: Skin: Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin.        Hair: Burnt sienna, cocoa, caramel, sandstone
Clothes: Pastel green, soft green, Mustard, china blue and Fuschia

BIG World

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Hello, Today i have a card to share using the Altenew Big World stamp set. When i first saw this set, it stood out to me and i just couldn't wait to get it! I created this A6 tent fold card then matted a layer of white. I added some washi tape down the side and stamped my image on the right. I also used some of the sentiments. This set has some lovely sentiments on it.
Supplies for this card: White cardAltenew Big world stamp setWashi tapeMix of dew drop inks
I'd like to enter this into: Altenew ultimate bloghop

Creative Inspirations: Bingo Board

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Hello, It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights theme is... BINGO BOARD.

For my card, i used Shabby, pearls and dots. Our sponsor Bugaboo kindly gave us some images to use. I coloured my image with promarkers. The papers are by Trimcraft Floral Muse. I also used the sentiment that came with the image and added pearls to finish.

All about pink

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Hello, For my final post today i am back to normal with a fussy and fancy type card. For this one i used a Saturated Canary image. This one came in one of the bundles and is called Sweetheart. I coloured the image with promarkers and added glossy accents to the eyes and lips. The papers are by Lemoncraft from the basics in the rose range. I added lace, ribbon, rose ribbon, flowers, a doily and a sentiment to finish.
Supplies for this card: 6x6 white card baseWhite card for matting onLemoncraft House of Roses papersMixture of lace, ribbon and rose ribbonMix of flowersa doilyCraftwork cards a year of sentiments bookSaturated Canary image: SweetheartPromarkersSkin: Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin
Hair: Burnt sienna, cocoa, cinnamon and sandstone Clothing: Pale pink, baby pink and cocktail pink
Id like to enter this into the following challenges:
In the pink: Photo inspiration {Ribbons and lace}
Ribbon girl: Use any image


Daisies

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Hello! Today i have 3 cards to share, my other post will be on later. Over the weekend i was busy playing with my Altenew Spring Daisy stamps and created these two cards.

This is my first card. I used the Spring Daisy and the Vintage flowers stamps to create this A6 tent fold card. The way i stamped it makes it look like there is a mirror reflection. I made a banner across the middle and stamped on of the sentiments from the daisy set in the middle.
Id like to enter this into the following: Altenew Blog Hop Supplies for this card: White cardSpring Daisy and Vintage flowers Altenew stamp setsMix of dew drop inksSequinsMy second card for today again uses the daisy set, with the smaller flower images coming from the Vintage flowers. I kept my colour combo to orange and black for this one and kept the card very simple by following the sketch.


Supplies for this card: 5x7 white card baseSpring Daisy and Vintage flower stamp setsDew drop inksId also like to enter this card into:
CAS(E) this sketch! - …

Gift

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Hello, This is my third and final post for today. Haven't i been busy? Last week i treated myself to a few more Saturated Canary digis before the shop closed today :[. Luckily due to the subscription offer, i'll have another six months of digis. Yay! I coloured Gift with promarkers. The papers are from one of the new first edition paper pads. I love the pink, cream and grey colour scheme. I added a doily, some glitter, and a sentiment to finish.
Id like to enter this into: Passion for promarkers: Favorite colour combo {Pink, cream and grey}
Supplies for this card: White 6x6 base cardChristmas papersWhite card {for matting on}Saturated canary digi: GiftCraftwork cards year of sentiments bookDoilyStickles icicle glitter gluePromarkers: Skin tone { Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin}Hair: cocoa, burnt sienna
Clothing: Dusky pink, pale pink, cool greys 1-4, ivory