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

Feeling ‘Vine’ :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is a Colour Inspiration (bit of a clue).We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

Meet the beautiful Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and,if you look carefully,there are touches of Glamour Dust on the roses in her hair,eye shadow,gloves and shoes.I created a shaped card to accommodate this beauty made up ,mostly,of pastel card with a lovely spotty paper.The lilac card has been embossed.Some ribbon and a baker’s twine threaded flower button have been added along with some rolled roses to compliment the ones in her hair.I’ve sat these on die cut flowers with an arrangement of die cut leaves.Once these were in place I fussy cut the lovely gal including the landlocked areas cut with a craft knife.Just don’t scrutinise my knife skills – lack of them…lol :D I popped her up on some foam pads for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image : Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Spotty DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Marianne Design Round Flower,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 & 2,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,1″ & 1½” Woodware Circle Punches,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine,Flower Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Bow
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Make It Girly
Stamp and Create : Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers : Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Flower
Crazy 4 Challenges : Leaves or a Leaf
Di’s Digis Designs : GIRLY!
A Creative Need : Textures and / or Patterns
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Buttons and Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
DRS Designs : Leaf it to Me
Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Embossing
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Lots of Layers
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Seeing it through :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is I Can See Clearly Now.We have the fabulous Just Some Lines 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.

So bought myself some new kraft card to play with and I’m quite pleased with it.I wanted to practise colouring with my Polychromos some more and this delightful little fella,Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines was just the ticket.They worked a treat but I think I still need more practice…sounds like good excuse to get in some extra crafting!For the transparent parts I went for an acetate card base,epoxy button stickers and,altho’ it doesn’t show up,3D Crystal Lacquer.The problem was trying not to get a refection of me taking the pic in the acetate!Anyway I kind of went for a School/Birthday/Office Supplies hybrid -and it looks like I achieved it :D

Supplies :

Image : Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me In Word on my ‘puter
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, 3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack,A4 Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound,Papermania 12 x12 Acetate Sheets
 Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Marianne Design Folder Brick with Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings  
Come and Get It : Use 3 of Something (Buttons)
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
Opus Gluei : Happy Birthday!
That Craft Place : Sentimental
The Squirrel & The Fox : For a Male (for my DS2 Birthday next week!)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Creative Bug on the Loose : Child’s Play  (for my DS2’s 11th Birthday next week!)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Buttons
Paper Shelter Challenge : Ribbon, twine or floss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

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