22 April 2018

BB Baby


I am sharing with you a Baby Card I created for a friend who recently had a little girl.

The super sweet image I have used is from the Penny Black Fairy Sweet stamp set.  There are so many sweet images in this collection.

I have coloured the image in with Copic markers and there is lots of pinks.

Here is my card:



The dies used were from SU Ovals Collection.
Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Florish Trim
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten
Marianne Design Petra Large Oval Dies

The papers from Kaisercraft 6.5" Paper Pad called Oh So Lovely.
The cardstock used is SU Regal Rose, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.
The image was stamped on Xpress It Blending cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


Here is a close up of the image:


The sentiment is from an SU stamp set called Suite Sayings.
Stamped in Regal Rose ink a little Crumb Cake ink was daubered around the edges.
There is also some Wink of Stella on the wings for sparkle and one rhinestone.

The Copic Markers used are:
E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21
Hair: E44, 43, 42, 40
Clothes/Wings: R0000, 000, 81, 83, 85
Ladybug: R0000, 27, 24, 22, 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Child/Children
Crafting with Dragonflies - Use Dies and/or Punches
Colour Crazy Challenge - #16 Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends Challenge - #65 Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #210 Add Die Cut
Craftaholics R Us Challenge - #16 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge - #148 Anything Goes with Optional Real Stamp
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - #47 Anything Goes with Optional April Flowers


Thanks for visiting


15 April 2018

CC Anything Goes With Options


We have a great new challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges and we hope you will join us.


Our Theme: #137 Anything Goes with Optional Dies and Punches
Sponsor: Wild Orchid Crafts

I have created a Christmas card and use both a Die and a punch on my creation.

Here is my card:



I have used a sweet magnolia image called Poinsettia Tilda from the 2016 Aspen Collection and coloured the image in with copic markers.  The beautiful papers used are Maja Design papers from a collection called Vintage Frost Basics.

The die used is from the SU Stitched Shapes Framelits and the punch is the SU Ribbon Border punch.

Here is a close up of the image:




The cardstock used is SU Blackberry Blish and Sahara Sand and the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Xpress It Blending cardstock.

The bow and pearls are SU products from my stash.

The copic markers used are:

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21
Hair: E44, 43, 42, 40
Clothes: V0000, 000, 01, 4, W00, 1, 3
Flower: Y0000, 13, g20, 24, RV000, 00, 2, 4


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge - #227 Pearls or Mother's Day
Creative Fingers Challenge - #144 Anything Goes & DT Call
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #287 Make Your Mark
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Monthly Challenge - Anything Christmas
Craftaholics R Us Challenge - #15 Purple
The Merry Christmas Challenge - #15 Anything Christmas
Magnolia-licious Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes with Option of Rain
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #26 Anything Goes Christmas
Unicorn Challenge - #31 Use Some Ribbon
Paradise of Magnolia Challenge - #65 Anything Goes


Have a super day!






12 April 2018

SU Colour Revamp



Stampin' Up! likes to make a point of regularly reviewing their colour range to ensure that they remain consistently on top of colour trends.  Our current core colours have been around for 5 years so now is the time for a Colour Revamp!

How does the Colour Revamp work?
There are still 4 colour collections each with 10 colours.  There is also a new colour group called Basics.  In order to keep our colour collection to exclusive Stampin' Up! colours, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White will be moved to the Neutrals collection.  There are a few other colours which have also moved to into the Neutrals collections.

Some additional colours have changed collections too.  These changes are based on needing to maintain colour balance in our updated collections  For example Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection and Real Red has moved into the Regals collection.

In Colors
There are no changes to the In Color programme and every two years 5 new in Colors will be introduced and available for two years. There will also be previous In Colors returning and joining our core colours.  Welcome back: Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss.


So which colours are leaving?


Note: Flirty Flamingo is leaving as an In Color but returning as a core colour in the Brights collection.


If any of these colours that are retiring are a favourite, stock up on cardstock, accessories and ink refills now, before they are all gone!

In addition to the new colour changes, the inkpad case style has been updated with a fresh new look. The new cases will be easier to open, more air-tight and stackable!  
All inkpads ordered after 1st June will be in the new style.

SU Last Chance Products





A New Annual Catalogue is not far away and it looks amazing with lots of fabulous new products.  So to make way for the new we have to say goodbye to some old favourites from the current Annual Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue.
Retiring Stamps will be guaranteed availability until 7 May but everything else is only available while stock lasts.

**Subject to inventory levels, discounts on selected products maybe introduced on or after 8 May.**

An easy way to view what is retiring is in the Online Store.  Or you can download and print the Annual Catalogue Retiring here and the Occasions Catalogue Retiring items here.

Note: You will notice that a lot of inkpads and colours are on the Retiring List, that is because we are having a Colour Revamp with the new Catalogue, plus the new style inkpad cases are changing.  The new cases are more airtight, easier to open and are stackable!

If you do not want to place an order online, just drop me an email and I can place the order for you.

05 April 2018

BB Fabulous Birthday


Just a quick post to share with you my card for the monthly challenge at Bizzy Bec.

I have used Bizzy Bec's digital image called Skittle who is a super cute dragon and the sentiment is also created by Bizzy Bec.

Skittle has been coloured in with copic markers, this card could be used for a male or female birthday.

Here is my card: 


The bright design paper is from SU Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" paper pack.

I have used dies from the SU Ovals Collection and Marianne Design Large Petra Oval Collection.  The embossing on the Petra Oval was daubered on using SU Crumb Cake ink.

Here is a close up of the images:


Cute little guy don't you think!

The cardstock used is SU Sahara Sand, Berry Best and Xpress It Blending Cardstock.

The sentiment has been punched out using the SU Tailored Tag Punch.

The copic markers used are:

RV99, 93, 91, 00, 000, 10, 95
W00, 1, 3, 5
Y0000, 11
N0, 2, E42, 40, 0000
C00, 1, BG10

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting with an Attitude - #38 Anything Goes
Creates and Makes Challenge - #20 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #286 Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us Challenge - #14 Birthday Cards
Simon Says Challenge - Happy Birthday and DT Call
Always Happy Birthday Challenge - Birthday with optional Balloons
Creative Crafters Challenge - #2 Anything Goes


We hope you will get to join us!

SG Favourite Colours


Good morning and welcome.

I am sharing with you my card I have created for our new challenge at Southern Girls.

We have a super theme and sponsors.

Theme: Favourite Colours

For my favourite colours I love soft pastel colours and so my card is featuring lots of pinks, a touch of blue and neutral colours.

I have used A Day for Daisies image called Luck Delivery and coloured the image in with Copic markers.

Here is my card:



The papers used are from a Kaisercraft 6.5" Paper Pad called Rose Avenue, the sentiment is also from the same Paper Pad.

Here is a close up of the image:



The lace is from my stash and so are the SU Rhinestones.
The cardstock used is SU Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand and Xpress It Blending cardstock.

The copic markers used are:

Skin & Hair: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21, E43
Clothes, Flowers, Hat: B00, 01, 0000, 2, R0000, 81, 83, 85, G24
Shoes and Basket: N0, 2, 4, C00, 1, 2, 4
Ground: E0000, 40, 43, 42, 44


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - #397 Flowers
Craft Rocket Monthly Challenge - #47 Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Spring Flowers
Love to Craft Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Parus Card Montly Challenge - Flowers
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Spring or Easter
The Rubber Buggy Monthly Challenge - Springtime and/or Flowers
Tinker Dream Challenge - Easter/Spring
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Colouring in Scrapland Monhly Challenge - Spring


Have a super day and I hope to see you over at Southern Girls Challenge soon.

22 March 2018

BB Easter


Just a quick note to share with you a card I created for Bizzy Bec Store Blog using so many wonderful dies from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Opulent Ovals collection.

Here is my card:



The dies layer so well and have been popped up with each layer with SU Dimensionals.

The design paper was found in my stash of papers.

Here is close up of the sentiment:


The sentiment is from the SU Suite Sentiments stamp set.

The cardstock used is SU Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

The sentiment was stamped in SU Soft Suede ink.
The ribbon is SU Very Vanilla and the pearls are also from SU.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us Challenge - #12 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge - #146 Anything Goes with Optional Spring or Pastels
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - #46 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #326 Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - #346 Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Make My Monday Challenge - #67 Easter Fun
Path of Positivity Challenge - #57 Anything Goes with Optional Shades of Yellow
The Library Craft Challenge - #3 Watership Down (Rabbit - Easter)
A Gem of a Challenge - #215 Easter Time



Thanks for visiting!

15 March 2018

CC #135 Anything Goes with Option Birthday

Hello and welcome.

I am sharing with you my card I created for our new challenge at Creatalicious.

Theme: Anything goes with Optional Birthday

I have used the sponsors image called Birthday Cat and coloured the image in with Copic markers.

I have used a sheet of DSP from the SU Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" paper pack which created a fun background for the image.

Here is my card:  



The layout of my card was inspired by the current sketch at Stamps and Fun = Creativity.
Here is the sketch:



The sentiment has been stamped in SU Basic Black and is from the SAB Party Pandas stamp collection.

The fun bright Birthday scene is kept alive using the SU cardstock Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Whisper White and Basic Black.

I added some shapes to the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the co-ordinating ink pad Lemon Lime Twist and the image is also from the SAB Party Pandas stamp set.

Here is a close up of the image: 


Isn't this a cute image.

The copic markers used are:

C00, 0, 1, 2,3, 4
V0000, 20, 22, 25
G000, 40, 43
R30, 21, 22

I would like to enter this card

A Snowflakes Promise Challenge - #49 Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - #136 Anything Goes with optional Birthday
Colour Crazy Challenge - #10 Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #207 Let's Celebrate
Cards Galore Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes and DT Call
PDE Linky Party Challenge - #11 Anything Goes


Have a super day.

08 March 2018

SG Pop It Up with Foam


It's time for a new challenge over at Southern Girls and we hope you will join us.

Our theme: Pop It Up with Foam
Our sponsors: Artfull Crafts and Lacy Sunshine Stamps

I have used some of the images from the Pirate Digi Bits stamps by Lacy Sunshine.  The images have been coloured in with Copic markers.

I found some paper in my stash which were perfect for these images.

Here is my card:

The layout for my card was inspired by a sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketches.


I have added some rhinestones to the map and the sword.

The sentiment is the SU Build a Birthday stamp set. 
The card stock used is SU Night of Navy, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

The copic markers used are:
B0000, 01, 95, 93, 91
E40, 42, 43, 44, E50, 53, 55, 57
BG 10, C00, 0, 1

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenge - #48 Inspired by a Movie (Pirate of the Caribbean)
Use Your Stuff Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - #3 Anything Goes
The Library Challenge - #2 The Hobbit (Story: Adventure)
Always Happy Birthday Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes Birthday
Crafty Catz Challenge - #406 Anything Goes with Option
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for Your Choice


Have a super day.

05 March 2018

BB March


We have a new challenge at Bizzy Becs and we would love you to join us.

I have used some sweet images from the Penny Black Collection called Fairy Sweet.

The images were stamped on Xpress It Blending Cardstock and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.  The images were then coloured in with Copic Markers.

Here is my card:



This image can be found at Bizzy Bec's store and I hae used two of the images in the collection.


The paper and the sentiment are from some paper stacks I have and I have added some bling to the butterfly and also on the dress.


Here is a close up of the image:


I added some Wink of Stella to the fairy and butterfly wings. 
I also distressed the design paper on the edges.

The cardstock used is SU Cool Caribbean and Sahara Sand.


The copic markers used were:

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21
Hair: E57, 55, 53, 50
Clothes/Butterfly: B0000, 000, 00, 01
Flower: R0000, 85, 83, 81, Y13, 11, G24
Ground: E47, 44, 43, 42, 40

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Friends Challenge - #78 Springtime
Penny Black Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes with optional Easter/Chocolate
Cards Galore Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes + DT Call
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge - #3 Feminie Fancy
Love to Craft Monthly Challenge - #20 Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting and have a great day!