Guitaring Into Shape!

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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 prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Here’s the sweet Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’d seen these shaped cards for a while in my local craft warehouse and thought about getting them several times.Then the last time I was in there they were only £1.99 a pack!So into my basket they fell…just like that!Also treated myself to these pretty papers…and then those rather lovely cloud dies drifted off the shelf too ;) I cut an aperture in the centre of the card base then added the cloud paper behind on foam tape for extra dimension.The butterfly paper was laid on top with a punched border,which I cut in half,peeking out from the edges.A full border was threaded with ribbon and placed across so that once fussy cut she could perch on it.I die cut the swirly cloud then cut the dotted frame one from some hammer card and also backed it with the middle from that to give more definition.The stamp,a magazine freebie,fitted the space at the top perfectly.Some little pearl flowers and more of the same ribbon have been added to finish the card off.My DD1 bought herself a guitar just after her last birthday so I thought this would be good for her next one.Roll on October….lol

Supplies :

Image : Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie

Mediums : Archival Jet Black Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Card & Paper : Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal,Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Hammer Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 Pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Pearl Flowers from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Include a Butterfly

Pile It On : Fancy Frames and/or Beautiful Borders

Sunday Stamper : Freeze Frame

The Ribbon Girls : Any image challenge – use ribbon or lace

Crafty Calendar : Add a sentiment

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : 2 or more patterned papers

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Things with Wings (butterflies on paper)

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Cool Shakes

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Kenny K 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.

As soon as I saw this adorable Polar Bear by Kenny K I knew I would have to make a shaker card.I’ve not made one in ages and they seem to have made a resurgence in the crafting world more recently,mostly filled with sequins as part of a newish trend too but I couldn’t find mine :( Does that imply I have have too much craft stuff?NEVER!Things have been kept simple here with the White on White (not done that in a quite a while too),minimal colouring in pale blues,clear micro beads added to the shaker element and clear dew drops for a cool watery feel.The sentiment I printed out using Word to give this a male theme with the intention of it being for my DH in preparation for Father’s Day :)

Supplies :

Image : Polar Bear by Kenny K

Sentiment : By me!

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited  6 x 6 Card Blanks,Leather Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,White Funky Foam (Double layered hidden die cut frame for shaker element),Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circle,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stix 2 Clear Plastic Beads,Clear Dew Drops from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Shaker

Eureka Stamps : Four-legged Friends

Stamp and Create : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Add a Sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs Include an Animal

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : Add an Animal

Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : White – Colour your image only

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just swinging by…

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is More Than 1 Fold.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.

Here’s the fabulous Jasmin – Let’s Swing by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve given her an Upright Diamond Fold Card to sit on.Base made from Desert Storm card and some pretty My Mind’s Eye papers with the edges all distressed.A length of ribbon,similar in colour to the card base,stretched across the back panel and a tag with a sentiment tied on using jute twine along with some wooden buttons for a rustic feel.I probably should’ve taken more pics but my daylight lamp has given up on me.It has an adjustable head and I think the wire has broken inside.Much too dangerous to use :( Still I have had it a few years and it’s served me well…AND I now get to do a bit more craft shopping :P

 

Supplies :

Image : Jasmin – Let’s Swing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot

To  Embellish : Ribbon,Jute Twine and Wooden Flower Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Die Cuttin’ Divas : Anything Goes

Paper Minutes : Buttons (can’t them too well in the photo but they are there)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment

Come and Get It  : One For the Girls

A Gem of a Challenge : Shaped Cards – Anything BUT Square

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Girly

Polkadoodles : Use a Die

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Whatever Floats Your Goat!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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 took delivery of a very special item last week.My DH paid partly for it as a gift as it was my birthday earlier this month.I just had to take the opportunity to play with it using the fabulous Float Yer Goat by Doodle Pantry.As you get papers in the set,along with images and sentiments,it seemed ideal for this type of project!Brilliant value for money too :)

This is what I got :D

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It’s a Big Shot Plus!And as it was only £15 more I grabbed one with the Starter Kit.Only because,for me,the dies and A4 embossing folder look so useful.(Yes,it still has the protective plastic on the top handle.I’m leaving it on for as long as poss!)

I started by printing the patterned paper from the set onto A4 cardstock then cut out the box using the die.Easiest box I ever made :) Cut some the tag die from kraft card,cut the sentiment using it too but trimmed it to fit inside the tag by hand.Also die cut the scribble flower and scalloped edge to decorate.I did use a different tag die for the pre-coloured version of the goat,using the same method as before.A button,twine and dew drops – voilà!Mission complete :) Am going to fill this with some sweet treats for my DH as part of his Father’s Day pressie.It’s good to get ahead :D

Supplies :

Image,Patterned Paper,& Sentiment : Float Yer Goat by Doodle Pantry

Cardstock : Thin White Card (for printing on) & Kraft Card from stash

Tools : Box,Tag,Scribble Flower & Scalloped Border Die all from Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Big Shot Plus,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Greens,Jute Twine & Dew Drops from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Allsorts : Feature a Creature

Polkadoodles : Use a Die

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Humour

CCEE Stampers : Lamb Or Farm Animals

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Scrappers’ Delights :  Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Wonderful Wednesdays :Always Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly : A Cut Above

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Buttons or Bows

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Splat looks colourful!

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It’s time for the March New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

So here’s what I came up with as soon as I saw Isobel – Let’s Paint…

Well,as she was getting all painty I thought I’d join in the messy fun too!I started by stamping her onto watercolour paper cut with a notebook page style die then masked her off with the same image on copier paper.As I wanted a nice splatty effect I opted for a selection of,slightly watered down,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks that I’ve had in my possession for quite some time.Just used the squeeze and drop from a height method…very technical,you know ;) The only problem was as the ink was quite sloppy and the copier paper absorbent the Magenta soaked through on her shoe and paint palette :( No fear…stamped out again on another piece of watercolour paper,coloured her with watercolour pencils and the Posh Inks to match my splots then fussy cut her.No need to worry about those stray tendrils of her hair,they’re already in place from the first stamping :) Can’t really see it from the pic but it has given her some lovely dimension due to the thickness of the paper :) The sentiment has been created on my computer (well,Hubby’s laptop since my PC is still dead :( Cue violins) on the same paper and treated as in the main image.For the background I sprayed the Posh Impressions Inks from some Crafts Too Misters (this is what I’d mixed the ink and water in in the first place).These work great!And a lot cheaper than some other brands.I squirted quite liberally and allowed the colours to merge and run.Finished off with some kraft card,a staple,jute twine,paperclip and brads for an arty/stationery type feel.

Please head over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog to see everyone else’s fantastic ideas and creations :) Enjoy! The new stamps will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 23rd March.

Suppiles :

Image : Isobel – Let’s Paint by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Created by Me!

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger)

Paper & Card : Kraft from stash,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Crafts Too Misters Pack of Four

To Embellish : Staple,Jute Twine,Paperclip and Brads all from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Calendar : Add Some Metal

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : No Design Papers

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Mother’s Day/Female (for my DD2’s Birthday)

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times : Tag You’re It

Wonderful Wednesdays :Always Anything Goes

Loves Rubber Stamps :A Touch of Metal

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking Lisa x

Rolling Brightly Along

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bright Colours.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.

Here’s the dynamic Tobey – Roller Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with a few white gel pen highlights.I’m so glad I found these papers :) They’re just perfect for this challenge and more impact has been given teaming them with this orange card.Now,glitter is usually the last thing I would go to for a male themed card but I thought I’d liven it up a bit with some touches of Glitter Shake Pen in gold for the centres of the stars and to draw around the shooting one on the sentiment.This was then heat embossed with clear powder for a cabouchon effect.A length of paper twine has been stretch across the border strip,a looped and tied bunch added then finally topped with a button threaded with more paper twine for a dimensional finish.

Supplies :

Image : Tobey – Roller Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Graph’It Markers Gold Glitter Shake Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

Papers & Card : DP Kaisercraft Blast Off! 6 1/2″ Pad (including sentiment and border die cuts),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot, X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch

To Embellish : Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 die cut stars)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Image,More Than 2 Layers,Die Cut)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

G(u)esso’s Having 20 Winks?

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis 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.

The gorgeous 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis has been printed onto Desert Storm cardstock and,as I haven’t used them in a while,coloured with soft pastel pencils.Plus I’d never used them on this surface before.A few white gel pen highlights have been added to just the fairy and the caterpillar’s eyes to brighten them as the pastels were too faint.Altho’ they lay down quite chalky and dusty and also cover the lines a little,once they are set with the fixative spray they have more depth and vibrancy.I quite like how they’ve turned out on this cardstock too :) Rest of the card is quiet simple…just a die cut base with freebie paper and a woodgrain embossed panel of sanded back Whitewash card,pInk ribbons and gems to match her dress and a sentiment.The gesso has been daubed and smeared about a bit.First time I’ve used it!So much fun but think I ended up covered in more than the card ;) Drove the dog crazy too – she seemed to love the smell of it – weird?! It was pretty handy to edge the hessian/burlap die cut flowers as it held them together.Usually dab a little PVA dries clear glue around them.This way it ties everything in :)

Supplies :

Image : 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis

Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate

Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Crystal Glamour Dust

Papers & Card : DP Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter and Sparkle

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with WOMEN (hope a woman fairy counts!)

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 hessian flowers)

Catch The Bug :  Spring into Spring

Crazy 4 Challenges : Bring on the Bling

My Time to Craft : For a Special Lady

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Shaped Cards

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Die Cut or it could even be Flowers,Sentiment,Image too!)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes with Rick St. Dennis

Fairy Tale : Flower Power

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Spring Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers & Ribbon

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Wings ‘n Things

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Ready for Spring

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : 3 in A Row (Bingo) (Die,Flowers,Ribbon or Lace)

Crafting for all Seasons : Girly Girls

Fresh Brewed Designs : Flowers

Paper Shelter Challenge : Girly

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Ribbon and Bows

Scrappers’ Delights : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Things That Fly (altho’ she’s looking decidedly sleepy ATM I’m pretty sure she can once she wakes up!)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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