Which Treat is Witch ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Trick or Treat OR Something Sweet.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Oh my,Witch’s Broom by Crafty Sentiments Designs is just too cute to spook isn’t she?!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve seen these charming picnic type baskets around for a while and thought I’d make a Halloween themed one to go with her.The papers are quite pretty but have the perfect colour palette for this time of year,well at least I think so ;) Once assembled I fussy cute the little sweetie out and adhered her to the side.To decorate I added a couple of paper twine threaded buttons,a paper raffia ribbon bow (love how you can fan this stuff out) and a tag tied to that with more paper twine.Seeing as this is a picnic basket I had to add some of these ‘exceedingly good’ Halloween themed cakes – LOL :P Sorry to any folks from outside the UK who don’t know what I’m talking about and this may seem like the ramblings of a madwoman – mind you,you may not be that far wrong – LOL :D

Supplies :

Image : Witch’s Broom by Crafty Sentiments Designs
 
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : Freebie from Birds Cards
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Greens,Paper Twine and Paper Raffia Ribbon from Stash

Some challenge I would like to enter :

Die Cuttin’ Divas : Happy Halloween

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Halloween

Just Inspirational Challenges : Occasions

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

{Pin}spirational : Inspirational Image 
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Chevrons
Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Love to Create : More than One Fold
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : The Witching Hour
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : No Cards Allowed
The Crazy Challenge : Spooky Nights
Whoopsi Daisy : Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle : Halloween
Lacy Sunshine : Include a Hat
That Craft Place : Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge : Trick or Treat (HALLOWEEN)
Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges : Halloween or Dressing Up
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Halloween!
Craft for the Craic : Something suitable for a child
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Halloween
Creative Corner : Halloween
Delicious Doodles : Halloween
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween
Sweet 7 Challenge Blog : Halloween
Crafter’s Cafe : Spookable
Creative Moments : Anything goes/ Halloween / Spellbound / Fairytale
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/ Halloween
Stampavie and More :  No Cards

Thanks  for looking

Lisa x

 

A Fair-y Amount of Candy ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Bingo!(check blog for board).We have the fabulous Aurora Wings as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Here’s the sweet and adorable Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand by Aurora Wings.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and of course,as she’s a fairy,the obligatory glitter in the form of Stickles this time.After seeing a hexagonal box made on a Candy Punch Box Board,which I don’t have,I wondered if there would be a way round that?!With much fiddling with dimensions to get the size I wanted and a long reach heart punch I managed it.I stuffed it with some yummy Halloween sweets :) Even tho’ we give away goodies to the Trick or Treater’s that come to our door I usually make a little something extra for my own kids.Altho’ given the angle the photo has been taken at the tag with the fairy on looks very much larger IRL it isn’t!But I don’t mind as it showcases this lil’ beauty off a treat – or shouild that be Trick or Treat! :D

Supplies :

Image : Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand by Aurora Wings
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Diamond Stickles
Paper  & Card: Best Creations Inc. Trick or Treat range,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Wescott Heart Long Reach Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : Paper Raffia Ribbon from stash,Hexagonal We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle :  Halloween
Lacy Sunshine : Include a Hat
Opus Gluei : Ghostly Things Going On ( not very ghostly but Halloween – if it doesn’t fit feel free to delete)
That Craft Place : Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge : Trick or Treat (HALLOWEEN)
Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges : Halloween or Dressing Up
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Halloween!
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic : Something suitable for a child
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Halloween
Creative Corner : Halloween
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween
Sweet 7 Challenge Blog : Halloween
C.R.A.F.T. : Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Cute Card Thursday : Trick or Treat
Hanna & Friends : Halloween
MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Sassy Studio Designs : NOT, Hip to be Square (any shape but square)
Creative Moments : Anything goes/ Halloween / Spellbound / Fairytale
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/ Halloween
Stampavie and More : Anything but a Card
Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Ooh La La Creations : The Witching Hour
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Halloween
The Crazy Challenge : Spooky Nights
Whoopsi Daisy : Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Clutch Bag Box Full of Cuteness :)

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It’s New Release time at Crafty Sentiments!There are four fabulous new digi stamps.

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Don’t forget to head on over to check out what the DT have created with them at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog

I decided to make this rather cute clutch bag style box for the rather cute Let’s See by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Isn’t she a darling? :) She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The base for the box has been made from kraft card and I’ve layered up a strip of DP with some coordinating card.Punches and dies add some extra detail.A length of ribbon and a button from the same collection as the paper have been used to embellish.I’ve usually seen these made up with a few matching greeting cards to go inside but here I’m thinking a nice,yummy bar of chocolate.I know what I’d rather find in my handbag ;)

Supplies :

Image : Let’s See by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sepia Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP Papermania Sew Lovely 12  x  12 Paper Pack,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Labels 4,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything but a Card
Card Mania : Buttons
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Treat container/holder
That Craft Place : Girls but NO PINK
Brown Sugar : Ribbon and Buttons
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Creepy Crawlies
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim
My Heart Pieces : Button and Ribbon
Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes 3-D
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Seeing Eye to Eye ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Bingo!(check blog for board).We have the fabulous Zap Pow Designs as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Rather than go down the Halloween route with Noah,The Lil Monster by  Zap Pow Designs I made a quirky  friendship card – or maybe that should be fiendship card ;) First I opened him up in Word,then after resizing and copying,flipped him horizontally,positioned just so and finally Grouped to make one picture.I decided to do some fun paper piecing with him/them!The paper was a lovely,thick quality so I cut the eye section out using a craft knife to give extra dimension.As Noah has such defined lines it made him a dream to cut out and being able to do so carefully it means I have leftovers to make another pair :) To overcome the problem of them each having a coloured tooth I filled in over the paper with a white gel pen.Their eyes have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The hearts are brads positioned over the original drawn ones.The line I chose from the Bingo Board is  Twine,Image and Brads.

It’s kinda funny when the kids say our dog is “Mummy’s best friend”,as opposed to man’s,because she devotes her days to following me,whimpering and scratching at any door that comes between us I call her “Mummy’s best fiend”.

Here’s a little story about said “fiend”.Whilst shopping I thought I would get my poor left behind Socks a treat.When I got back I’d just brought the last bag of
shopping in and got ready to unpack only to find somebody had already started!

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In moments like these you cant help but say “Oh,what have you done?”

Not liking being in trouble with her Mummy she crawled across the floor on her belly and ended up trying her hardest to get me to forgive her with a tickle under the chin.

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But,of course,you can’t resist a little face like that,can you?! ♥

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I suppose at least she only took what was hers and not the bar of chocolate I’d bought as a treat for myself :)

Supplies :

Image : Noah,The Lil Monster by Zap Pow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brads,Jute Twine from stash

 Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting At the Weekend :  Anything Goes
 Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Lia Stampz Challenge : Spooky Cute
Oddball Art Stamps: Halloween, Spooky, Creepy, ETC.
Seemacrafts : Something Scary
The Sisters of Craft :  Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge : Favourite Fibre and Why – Jute Twine.The texture,the look.So versatile.It can be wrapped,looped,knotted,tied in a bow or threaded through buttons.It gives a rustic edge to your makes and teams up so well with kraft card too.Just ♥ it!
CCEE Stampers : Ghouls, Ghosts and Monsters
Creative Moments :Anything Goes/Recipe Challenge (just Anything Goes)
Divas by Design : Texture (twine,card blank is textured card,distressed edges)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination : Anything goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Friendship
Paper Shelter Challenge :  Monsters/Mythical Beings
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Something(s) beginning with G…

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Things that start with G.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Isn’t Molly – Looking Pretty by Crafty Sentiment Designs just the sweetest?!Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and fussy cut.So,I really had fun pulling out forgotten stash,dusting down and using it – for a change ;) Whilst in the mood to deplete my ever growing stash supplies I took the opportunity to create a patchwork background for Molly with paper scraps leftover from other crafty projects.To make it easy for you here’s the list of the G’s : Girl,Green,Glitter,Gems,Grosgrain,Gromlets (or Wallace& Gromlets as I like to call them) & Greeting.I did use glue as well – but I guess that doesn’t really count LOL ;)

Supplies :

Image :  Molly – Looking Pretty by Crafty Sentiment Designs
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Greeting : We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Designer Eyelet 
Paper & Card :  DP Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Ditresser,Decoupage Scissors,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Big Bite 
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (glitter flowers with gems in the middle),We R Memory Keepers Gromlets,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : All that Glitters
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Distressing
Addicted to Stamps : Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping : Anything Goes
Anything Goes with a Twist : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination : AnythingGoes
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Monochrome 
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Country View Crafts’ Challenge :Sparkle and Shine
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Eclectic Ellapu : Flowers
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A hopeful angel :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Where There’s Hope.We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve coloured up the most gorgeous Wings by A Day For Daisies with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some Diamond Stickles have been added to her eyelid and just a smattering over her wings as I didn’t want to coat them completely.I kept the rest of the card simple to allow the image to shine :) The card base has been made from kraft and just one layer of torn and distressed paper covers that.I found these beautiful words on the internet and retyped them in Word then once trimmed edged in black to compliment the frame around the image.

Here’s a clearer view (think my face detector thingy is switched on on my camera) :

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A length of vintage seam binding has been tied in a bow around still letting the image be seen through.A feather has been tucked in behind with a couple of pearl topped pins pushed through the bow.As the ends were exposed I adhered two clear beads to save any accidents – mostly for my own safety,methinks ;)

Supplies :

Image : Wings by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Found on the internet & retyped by me in my own chosen font
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Vintage Seam Binding,Pearl Topped Pins,Feather,Clear Beads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting At the Weekend :  Anything Goes 
Di’s Digis Designs : Mystical  Creatures
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Anything But a Square
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles : Use Pink
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Think Pink
Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe : Anything goes with Copics
Crafty Little Fairies :  Use only one designer paper
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Sparkle and Shine 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
Emerald Faeries Challenge : Things with Wings
Lia Stampz Challenge : Distressed + Kraft
Paradise of Stamps : Girly
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings 
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist – Wings
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 A Day for Daisies : All Sugared Up (not sure if Stickles counts?If not please fell free to delete it)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A boy’s best friend :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bingo.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

What an adorable pair these make!My Best Friend by Crafty Sentiments has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and I even went for a furry effect on the pup.Found these fabby papers and kraft card on offer at Every Crafts A Pound – love ‘em :) I used my favourite jumbo corner rounder punch at the top for a little extra interest and dragged out an edger punch I’ve not used in a while.Added a die circle and clouds,with a stamped sentiment.Created some texture by wrapping some paper twine around the border panel.

This is for my son’s 11th birthday.He loves our dog and she loves him  Altho’ she isn’t shaggy like the dog here her facial expression and lollopy tongue are very much the same!She also fusses over him the most as he’s the youngest and even tho’ she’s petrified of water she transforms into ‘The Guardian of the Bathtub’ by laying down beside the bath the whole time he’s in it!

Supplies :

Image : My Best Friend by Crafty Sentiments 
Sentiment : Magazine Freebie Stamp Set
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Incy Wincy Designs : Something Old, Something New (new stamp,card and paper – old paper twine and markers)
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Designer Papers
Sentimental Sundays : Use Kraft Cardstock
The Squirrel & The Fox : Happy Birthday
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin : Just for Men (hope little men count!If not feel free to delete)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Dogs & Cats
Craft for the Craic : Something with Circles On It
Crafty Catz : Birthday Celebration
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : With Our Furry Friends
CCEE Stampers : National Dog Week…include a dog
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges : Cute and Cuddly
A song in your He{ART} : I’ve Got a Dog
Creative Bug on the Loose : Child’s Play
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/3 Layers
Miriam’s Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge : Kids
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Lots of Layers
Stampavie and More : Birthday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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