The colours of Autumn :)

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

Here’s my interpretation featuring the delightful Primrose – Butterfly Girl  by Crafty Sentiments all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Her wings have also be given a sparkly covering of Glamour Dust :) A few touches of white gel pen have given her eyes and teeth,along with the spots on the fly agaric style mushroom,some extra pop.A couple of dots also create a little shine to her shoes.The lovely papers are First Edition with top one being glittered.They’ve been teamed with some kraft card,wooden embellishments and one of my faves,jute twine,for a rustic feel.I chose some Prima Flowers following the Autumnal colours theme and just had to sneak in a hedgehog :D He’s so cute.I bought him a while ago on sale,which adds even more appeal ;) Being a die I can make as many of these little guys as I like too :D

Supplies :

Image :  Primrose – Butterfly Girl by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Computer Generated by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering and die cutting),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock (on the hedgehog)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Cottage Cutz Hedgehog Mini,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot
To Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Wooden Flower Button and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Little Bit Crafty : Distress It!!!
Card and Scrap : Everything is allowed
Cards Galore Encore : Make A Card! 
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Time for Anything
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge : Fall Festival
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings
The East Wind Challenge : Feel the Fall
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Fall
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colours
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Tag You’re It!
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Add Flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Colours of Autumn
Amusing : Tags
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Autumn or Fall
Totally Gorjuss : String
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : P for Pretty Petals
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Amazing Hair
Polkadoodles : Tag, you’re it!
Simply Create Too : Fall/ Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Girl Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers : For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday : Too Cute
Eclectic Paperie : Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge : Colors of Autumn
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy : Celebration
Stampavie and More : Autumn Colours

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Berry Sweet Hedgehog

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is It’s Harvest Time.We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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 just had to choose this adorable little Berry Hedgehog by Doodle Pantry and colour him with my Copic Ciao Markers.You do also get pre-coloured versions of him along with a selection of papers and a couple of sentiments.I ended up pulling these magazine freebie papers out instead tho’ as my printer ran out of ink leaving the bottom faded – not a good look!Decided to make a shaped card with stuff hanging over the edge to add more interest.Die cut some different leaves and the matching blueberries are actually holly ones :) Made this for my DD2’s birthday next month as she loves hedgies almost as much as me!!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Berry Hedgehog by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie,Bazzil Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 1,Crafts-Too Square Embossing Folder Leafy Swirl,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (Berries),Big Shot
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Jellypark Friends Challenge : It’s All About Pets and Animals
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Die
Robyn`s Fetish : Use An Embossing Folder
That Craft Place : Sentimental
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes 
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers : Food,Glorious Food
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday :Too Cute
Moving Along with the Times : Texture (embossing)
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles : Animal 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Embossing
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Twist Handmade Flowers (no flowers- just theme)
The Sailing Pineapple Blog : Use a Die Cut
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 

Do count your chickens!

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

I decided to revisit colouring on kraft card with pencils as I’ve not done it in a while and I wanted a more countrified feel.The delightful Chicken Run is by Crafty Sentiments Designs and I got my Polychromos out…I always start with a cream base before adding skin tones.For the chickens I applied a layer of orange first then the brown tones for shading.This is because I wanted to differentiate them from the bench as I only have three shades of brown in my collection.Afterwards I traced over the lines with a sharpened black pencil as they can become obliterated.A touch of white gel pen highlights their eyes.I think I chose the wrong type of kraft to do this on tho’.It matches the card base and seems to be coated rather than have the key of other card of this variety so I found myself having to increase the pressure and coverage of the pencils which possibly detracts from the shading.I think I made a mistake by getting carried away with the background.I feel I should have left some bare kraft showing.But then I’m probably a little out of practice…not that it matters when you’ve got an image this cute tho’  :) Overall I am quite pleased with the outcome.Hope you like it too…

Supplies :

Image : Chicken Run is by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Mediums : Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Paper & Card : Papermania Sew Lovely 12  x  12 Paper Pack,Papermania Sew Lovely Die-Cut  Notelets,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for colouring image on – it just happens to match the card blank perfectly)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Corner and Edger Punch (used separately),Nestabilities Labels 4,Quickutz Sign Die,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Heart Topped Pins from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter : 

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Memories (This image reminds me when I was young my Aunt and Uncle kept chickens in their back garden )
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Flowers
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes
Come and Get It : Things with Wings
Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge :Pets/Animals
Pile It On :Punch It Out
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle!
A Creative Romance : Touch of Kraft
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Animal/Pet
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Layer It
Crafter’s Cafe : Punches/Dies
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : 2 or more DP
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Girl Power
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking 

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

Back to school we go!

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

So,the Summer Holidays are zooming by so fast they will soon be over :( My youngest is feeling a little out of sorts knowing that this will be his last year at Primary before heading off to ‘Big School’.What better way to cheer him up with a card featuring this perfect image,Back to School by Crafty Sentiments.He’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.These papers seemed ideal to go with him too :) I hand cut the arrow and it’s matching layer – so don’t look to closely LOL…A few brads and a paperclip tied with twine have been added.Thinking school supplies here ;) I dug out my Dymo,as it hasn’t been out to play for a while,for the sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Back to School by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Mediums : Copic Sketch & Ciao Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Mini Circle Primary Brads,Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Metal (brads & paperclip)
Lacy Sunshine : Back to School
Penny Black and More : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Back To School Challenge
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes 
Flat Friends Challenge : Say it with a Quote 
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Back to School  
The East Wind Challenge : For the Kiddies
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : 1, 2 Punch
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : All about Kids
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Boys’ Cards
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Back to School

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hark!Christmas is coming…

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

So I thought I’d grab the chance to get another Christmas card made.I’m determined,this year,not to be finishing them and sending them on the last posting  date!!So this little beauty,Hark the Angel Sing by Crafty Sentiments ,has helped me a little way to achieving my goal :) She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers then fussy cut so that she’s positioned in front of the die cut wreath,with added Liquid Pearls for effect.I thought this would tie in nicely with the holly coronet on her head.This was also the thinking behind the punched border.The papers are some remnant Hot Off the Press Papers  and the sentiment has been stamped directly onto the card base.Due to the many rises and changes in postal costs I try to come up with designs to minimise these charges but hopefully still present friends and family something worth displaying on their mantelshelf.

Supplies :

Image : Hark the Angel Sing by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Sketch & Ciao Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Sepia Archival Ink Pad,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Paper & Card : DP Hot Off The Press Vintage Christmas Card Kit,Green Cardstock from my stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools: X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Holly Leaves Edger Punch,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Love to Create : Anything Goes Challenge
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create : Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Christmas in Summer 
Christmas Card Challenges : Embellish It
Come and Get It  : It’s All About Dies
My Perfect Life : Any Christmas Card Goes
Penny Black and More : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards – Your Choice
Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes
My Time to Craft : Use Kraft
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything Christmas
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas in July
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Completely Christmas : Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas in August
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland : Anything Goes for Xmas
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’  :Kraft
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Sketch
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Red and Green
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Make it sweet

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Sweet Treats.We have the fabulous Inky Impressions 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 gone a little colour crazy with Cupcakes & Candy Factory Background by Inky Impressions using Copic Ciao Markers,adding Liquid Pearls for texture on the icing.There’s so much amazing detail I just had to!I picked out the colours in these fabulous freebie papers.A strip of cotton lace has been attached to the under side of the triangular piece,to replicate the frilliness of the doilies,and I dug out these nice,shiny buttons.They look a bit like sweeties too :) I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment,leaving it plain so it stood out from the patterned paper.I chose the cardstock as not only was it the perfect shade of minty green it also has a pretty shimmer to it  :)

Supplies :

Image : Cupcakes & Candy Factory Background by Inky Impressions
Sentiment : Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ‘em Clear Stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Lace from The Works

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting When We Can : Bright Colours
Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards – Your Choice
Crafty Calendar :  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Digi/Pearls or Lace
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Words
Polkadoodles : Clash The Colours
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Cafe : Use a Digi
Divas by Design :  Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

The power of flowers

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Flower Power.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 chose to play with this little sweetie,Flowers in my Garden,by A Day For Daisies :) She’s been water coloured with AquaMarkers and I stamped the sentiment to the top right corner.I die cut the scalloped square base.When making shaped cards I always cut and overlay an extra top piece to eliminate the straight edge.That works well especially in this case as I’ve used my Grand Nestabilities to layer everything up for a concentric look.Regular Nesties have been used to cut out the image and a scalloped version to create a pretty frame for her.The papers are Dovecraft Garden Party and the ribbon and flowers are from the same collection.I’ve been umming and ahhing about these for ages…so glad I took the plunge :) The charm is a magazine freebie and the gems are Trimcraft The London Line.As you can see I’ve a bit crazy with the floral theme :D

Supplies :

Image : Flowers in my Garden by A Day For Daisies 
Sentiment : Studio G Mini Set (sorry,didn’t check the name)
Mediums :  Letraset Aquamarkers,Pear Tart Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft  Garden Party 6 x 6 Paper Pack,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock,Craft UK Limited  6 x 6 Card Blanks
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small & Classic Scalloped Square Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Dovecraft  Garden Party Paper Blossoms,Dovecraft  Garden Party Ribbons,Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Charm magazine freebie 

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fairytale Stampers : Ribbons/Lace/Bands
Lacy Sunshine : Flowers
Di’s Digis Designs : Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Clash The Colours
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Add a Ribbon
Crafter’s Cafe : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Cute and Girly
Sisterhood of Crafters  :  Diecuts and/ or Punches
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes (Not sure if a scalloped square counts.Please feel free to delete if not)
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

 

 

 

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