Swinging by for Christmas

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It’s an exciting time at Crafty Sentiments Designs!Its almost New Release time!Great for getting ahead with all those Christmas makes :D

You can catch some sneaky peeks over at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog ;) Please drop by to take a look at the  fabulous festive makes by the talented Design Team :)

I’ve had my my first go at making a Die Cut Swing Card featuring the most gorgeous Christmas Seasons.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.What a delight :D

Here’s some more views to give an idea how this works :

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Just had to use these beautiful Hot Off The Press papers to go with her – perfect!Used my Nesties to create all the frames and layering for the sentiment and inside decoration.I mixed up three sets of Marianne Design dies and added some flat backed pearls.All edges are all inky and distressed for a vintage feel.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Seasons
Sentiment : From Penny Black The Wonder
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad,Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Papers & Card : Base card made using Kraft card from my stash,DP Hot Off The Press Vintage Christmas Card Kit,Red and Green Cardstock from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nestabilities Labels 4,Marianne Design Poinsettia Flower Die,Leaves from Marianne Design Fantasy Flower Die,Swirls  from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Die,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

City Crafter Challenge : Christmas In July
Deep Ocean Challenge : Lots Of Layers 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Christmas In July
Digi Choosday Challenge : Christmas In July
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Christmas In July
Papertake Weekly : It’s A Jolly Holiday
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Handmade Flowers
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Oddball Art Stamps : Show Us Your  Coloring Skills!!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas in July
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenges : Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts  : Christmas in July
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Christmas Colours
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Christmas in July
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A moment of beauty

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

 

So I would like you to meet the gorgeous My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful Teresa Collins Fabrications papers including a smaller floral patterned 6 x 6 piece.The flower design die is a magazine freebie and the fringe is a Memory Box one.I’ve used my favourite corner punch too.I’ve taken ribbon,flat backed pearls and Prima flowers from my stash to complement the colours.

Supplies :

Image :  My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Life
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad,Memento Teal Zeal Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad and past freebie Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,freebie Floral Die Cutting Stencil from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Memory Box Fringe Border Die,Big Shot
To Embellish :  Orange Ribbon from American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,,Flat Backed Pearls  and Narrow Ribbon from stash,Prima Flowers

 

Some challenge I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes
Love to Create : Bright and Sunny
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Die cuts and punches
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Summer Time
Use Your Stuff :  Layers
Lacy Sunshine : Flowers
Penny Black and More : Dies and Punches
Pile It On : Summer Fun 
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar :  Summertime Fun
Di’s Digis Designs : Dies and/or Punches
Little Claire’s :  Summertime
Crafty Catz : Hot Summer and/or Hot Colors
Creative Corner : Love of Ribbon
Creative Fingers : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : It’s all about Girls
Pattie’s Creations : Summertime Fun
4 Crafty Chicks : The Great Outdoors
Cute Card Thursday : Fun in the Sun
Crafting By Designs : Sentiment
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Summer
House That Stamps Built : Summer Fun
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Cute and Girly
Whimsy Inspiration : Summertime

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A Christmas Bird

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Christmas in July.We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments 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.

This cute little fella is Christmas Penguin by Crafty Sentiments  and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.For some seasonal sparkle I’ve added some tinsel to the bobble on his hat and accents of Crystal Glamour Dust to the floating ice. I’m trying to use up all my old Christmas stash up and resisting buying more…except for a few stamps and digi’s ;) These are my favourite papers that I’ve been clinging onto but now it’s time to let go…The cardstock is a past purchase too.The stamp I bought earlier this year to use for the 2014 festive season.The charms I bought in big bundle from eBay the year before,and I’m still ploughing through them.I’ve hung it from some jute twine – just love this stuff :D

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Penguin by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : From Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Set  Holly Bright Peace 
Mediums : Copic Ciao  Markers,Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Tinsel past Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch, Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Jute twine and Charm from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Inspiration Photo (just a Christmas card – not taken part in the optional challenge)
Come and Get It Christmas in July Challenge
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas  : Layer it Up
Di’s Digis Designs : Dies and/or Punches
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts  : Christmas in July
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : For The Birds
Fairy Tale : Use a Digital Stamp Image
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Christmas in July
Polkadoodles : Add a Little Twinkle
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas in July
Crafting By Designs : Sentiment
Creative Moments : Anything Goes - Option Use 1 Flower (just anything goes – no option)
Divas by Design : Christmas
Hobbybook Designer Challenge :  Christmas in July
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

An Octi-cal Illusion ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Citrus/Tropical Colours.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.

So,I had a little fun with You Octi-Pi Our Heart by Zap Pow Designs :) I paper pieced him with some funky patterned paper and then coloured over his spots and tentacles.I then printed him out again onto card and coloured and cut out his glasses and bow tie.These were shaped a little then adhered using foam tape for some extra dimension.The lenses in his glasses have been give a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer.For the spotty background I punched out two sizes of circles from scrap card in my stash.The sentiment,included with the octo nerd,has also been hand coloured and cut into a banner shape before adding a couple of dew drops.Originally clear these have been tinted to match in with the card.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment: You Octi-Pi Our Heart by Zap Pow Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Other  Medium : 3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP past freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock
Tools : Woodware 1” & 1 1/2″ Circle Punches,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cur Craft Knife
To Embellish : Clear Dew Drops from stash (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker)
 

Some challenges I would like to enter with this card :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
A Gem of a Challenge : Any Animal
Allsorts : Splish Splash Splosh
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Super Scraps Saturday
My Time to Craft :  Paper Piecing
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spotty and Dotty
Cut it Up : Under The Sea
QKR Stampede : Paper Piecing
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Clear (3D Crystal Lacquer – not sure if the dew drops count as I’ve coloured them)
Digi Choosday Challenge : Punches and/or Die Cuts
 Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Water
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday : Colours Of Summer
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

A prickly reception?Definitely not!

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Oh my goodness!!I’m so excited!I got chosen to join Crafty Sentiments as a GDT!I put my name down in a moment of madness thinking they’d never pick me and here I am with my very first project for them :D

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments is a nice easy one and everybody’s fave – Anything Goes!Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning the super prize below.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.

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So meet the delightful Hedgehog – Hello! by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s available as a rubber stamp and here I’ve coloured him in Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I decided I’d give him a setting and to be honest I can always do with a bit of practice on creating backgrounds ;) Not sure if it’s the angle of the notebook or the lens,maybe both,but hedgie on the right looks as tho’ he’s been more slugs n’ snails.But rest assured they are definitely following the same diet.

Here’s a side by side piccie :

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I decided to make a card and notepad set just for something a little different…I chose these papers with a woodsy/countryside feel to them.Then teamed them with some kraft and lifted the reddy pink with coordinating card.There was already a sentiment on the woodgrain piece on the card so I thought I’d utilise that and cut the flowers out again from a second sheet and layered them up,slightly overlapping the bottom corner of the butterfly paper.The ric rac was a little too pale so I toned it in to match with a Copic Ciao Marker.This has been topped with a jute twine threaded button.The same papers were used on the notepad and I made new covers out of kraft.The butterfly paper was turned into a flower,ric rac for leaves and the button added to the centre.

Supplies :

Image : Hedgehog – Hello! stamp by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (for highlights on eyes and nose)
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Trimcraft 12 x 12 Textured Card, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering image and making notebook covers – it just happens to match the card blank perfectly)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals Small,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Twine and Ric Rac from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Eclectic Ellapu : Furry Friends 
Fairytale Stampers : Summer
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
A Gem of a Challenge : Any Animal
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Summer Days
Creative Corner : Outdoors
Fussy and Fancy : Summertime
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes with Markers
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More:Buttons
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Buttons, Butterflies & Bows (all 3 are there!)
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Summertime
CMD-Challenge: Animals
Die Cut Divas : Buttons or Bows or Both
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Summertime
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Stars and stripes

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is On the Move/Transport.We have the fabulous QKR Stampede and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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 we have the fantastic Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp by  QKR Stampede  reaching for the stars.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with dots of silver gel pen on the rivets on both the rocket and his collar.The stars have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for some subtle sparkle rather than all out girly glitz. Of course,apart from loving dogs (especially my girl ) they are my favourite make of boots so for me he was the ultimate choice :) Also this will be for my DS2′s Birthday in September.Gotta stay ahead!!Plus he’s pretty enamoured with dogs too – don’t know where he’s got that from ;) Glad I found these papers.They’re just great for masculine projects and I like the colour palette too.There’s a nifty woodgrain pattern and a couple of florals thrown in as well :) Some die cut stars wound with silver cord and some eyelets to go with the rivet theme have been added to embellish.

Supplies :

Image :  Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp by QKR Stampede
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers, Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Frosted Lace Stickles,Sakura White Souffle Pen (highlight on rocket),Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink 
Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)
Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Star Corner Punch from an unknown brand set in my stash,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish : Small Silver Eyelets (1/8″) and Silver Elastic Cord from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals
Catch The Bug  : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Stars or Stripes or Both
Eclectic Ellapu : Furry Friends
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Cut it Up : Twilight (hope I got this right – if not I won’t be offended if you delete my entry)
Fairy Tale : Something for/with/from a child
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes with Markers
Polkadoodles : Red, White or Blue
Quick Quotes : Use Stars on your Project
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : For The Boys / Men
The Stamping Boutique : Stars & Stripes
 4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Reach for the Stars
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Creative Moments : Anything goes/Celebrations
Animal Friends Challenge : Dog and/or Cat
Cards Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp 
Creative Card Crew : Masculine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Many Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hat a girl!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Ribbons.We have the fabulous Art by Miran 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 Fashionista from Art by Miran and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I just couldn’t resist enhancing those big ol’ blue eyes further with some 3D Crystal Lacquer.Just love these Summery feel papers :) One of my favourite corner punches has been used on the layers and a border punch on the vertical strip so that it could be woven with ribbon.I cheated…gasp!…by adding the bow separately to avoid fiddling about ;) The flowers are two different punches layered with a gem added to each centre.

Supplies :

Image : Fashionista from Art by Miran
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Daisy Punch from an old set in my stash (Tonic?),Woodware Regular Flower Punch
To Embellish : Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

 

Some challenges this is for :

 Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Ribbon, Twine or String
The Corrosive Challenges : Use Favourite Colouring Medium
2 Sisters : Make your own embellishments
Allsorts : Summer Girls
Crazy 4 Challenges : Summer/Winter
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Summer Days
Craft for the Craic : Something Summery or with Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wonderful Weaving
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Flowers
Fussy and Fancy : Summertime
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes with Markers
Sister Act Card Challenge  : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge :  Summer
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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