Pretty Lazy in Spring

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring 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 pretty Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.I created a frame and gave her a ribbon covered border to perch on.It also allows the delightful paper to show through.The embossing at the bottom has been sanded to enhance the pattern and I hand pierced it to create a little more interest.The flowers and leaves are die cut from felt.A few gems have been scattered around to bling it up.

Supplies :

Image : Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Cioa Markers

Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Other Material : Felt from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Nellie Snellen Flower Border 1 Embossing Folder,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Big Shot

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a Twist: Add a Ribbon

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : For the Girls

Card Mania : Spring

Get Creative Challenges : Embossing

Stamp and Create : Is it Spring yet?

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Girly Girl

Come and Get It : Emboss It Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Add Some Embellishments

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Passion for Fashion

Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Add Flowers

My Sheri Crafts : Welcome Spring

Card Mania : Spring

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Include a Sentiment

Die Cut Divas : Spring / Children

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Flowers

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spring / Greens

 Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Emboss It

Crafty Catz : Use Your Dies/ Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A CAS-ual Friend

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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.

Thought I’d try my hand at a CAS,one-layered card featuring the endearing Buddy by A Day For Daisies.They’ve been coloured up with Spectrum Noir Pencils with added white gel pen highlights.Edged with a hand pierced border with a break for the stamped sentiment to be fitted in.I suppose that’s about it really :)

Although my title is a play on words this image just reminds me of my DS2 and our sweet,funny dog when they snuggle up together ♥ She’s far from a casual friend…in fact every chance she gets she makes herself very familiar.Even with total strangers!!

Here’s a little piccy of her cuddling her ducky :

She’s a Staffie x Whippet – or as I like to call her…a Whiffie :P

Supplies :

Image : Buddy by A Day For Daisies

Sentiment : From a Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie stamp set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card : Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Happy Birthday

Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Girl who Crafts : Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Birthday Wishes

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes with a Stamp or Digi

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Include a Sentiment

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairytale Stampers : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Clean and Simple 

Di’s Digis Designs : Birthdays

ShowCASe Your Style : Birthday

Fairy Tale : Use Kraft

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use Kraft

Seize The Birthday : Birthday +  Topping Option – Masculine

Inky Impressions :One Layer Card

Paper Shelter Challenge : Make It Digital

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters  : Paper Piecing and/or Paper Piercing

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Life’s a picnic – No Josh-in’

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It’s Crafty Sentiments Designs New Releases Day 5 Preview.There will be 5 fantastic new rubber stamps over at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 25th February.

Here’s a little sneak peek of Josh – Picnic.Such a great image with those warmer months approaching and a good all rounder too – there’s so much scope with this.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and gone for a pretty rustic,woodsy feel to my card.Lots of kraft,distressed edges,raffia lace ribbon,wooden button threaded with jute twine,a cluster of die cut greenery and….a squashed bottle cap!Well,a beer one to be precise.Hubby donates me quite a few of these so I put them to a better purpose :)

If you haven’t seen the previous New Release Preview Days  I suggest you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog and check out my fellow Teamies  amazing creations.You will not be disappointed!!

 

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Picnic by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments :  ‘Yum’ from Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design Set,’Just for You’ ticket part of a Wee Stamps magazine freebie set

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

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from stash, Green Bazzill Basics

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch

To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Wooden Button and Jute Twine all from stash, Recycled Bottle Cap

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Incy Wincy Designs : Distressing

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Add Something Green

Perfectly Rustics : Little Boy or Girl

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Layer It On

Crafty Calendar :Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : All things Kraft / Homespun / Recycled

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use Kraft

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Simon Says Stamp : Add A Little Texture

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Game On!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps 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 coloured up Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps with Copic Ciao Markers and added in some white gel pen hightlights.I was lucky to find these papers in an after Christmas sale at my local craft warehouse.I just knew they’d come in handy!The red spotty bracket piece and orange star border are die cuts from the same pad.I dug out some lime coloured card to coordinate with it and added a sprinkling of star brads.The sentiment I made using my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.This one is quite fancy in the fact that it has interchangeable wheels with different fonts and punctuation marks.BUT it wasn’t until I started clicking away that I realised there wasn’t an apostrophe.Oooops….hence the asterisk or little star I prefer to call it.It ties in better with the card that way :P

After having my 13-year-old son at home last week for half-term this seems quite apt!Mind you,this is for his Birthday…in December!Nothing like being prepared :D

 

Supplies :

Image :  Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps

Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Kaisercraft Blast Off! 6 1/2″ Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch

To Embellish : Papermania Star Brads

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It  : Lots of Layers

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with BIRTHDAYS

A Gem of a Challenge : Children’s Playtime

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Bloggers : Use Metal (brads)

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Scrap & Craft Challenge : Birthday

Seize The Birthday : Birthday +  Topping Option

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration :Use A Sentiment

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge  : Love Metal (brads)

Creative Card Crew : Birthday with Sentiment

Cuttin and Stamping Challenge : Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Use Metal

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bling on the music and dance!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bling It On.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 pretty Annabel – Let’s Dance by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s all coloured up in Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the spots on her dress and highlights in her eyes I’ve swapped my usual Gelly Roll pen for a Soufflé instead to make them stand out more.The easel card has been die cut from some Worn Lipstick Core’dinations and matted with some freebie magazine paper that tones in beautifully.I’ve even applied some of the coordinating Distress Ink around Annabel,leaving her in the Nestie to create the white border to add a little pop :) The tiny gem topped flowers were saved from the punched strips.The freebie stamp set sentiment has also had ink rubbed around the edge whilst still in the die.The ribbon was chosen to bring out the green in the paper.

 

And now for some exciting news!Tune in to Create and Craft at 1 p.m to see Crafty Sentiments very own Suzette demonstrating some fabulous new stamps!

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Supplies :

Image : Annabel – Let’s Dance by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP Freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Standard CirclesSmall,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin, Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Girl who Crafts : Anything Goes

Card and Scrap : Anything Goes

Crafting Musketeers : Cute

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creatalicious Challenges : NO square or rectangle cards

Catch The Bug : Girls just want to have fun 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge Spring Greens

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Perfectly Pink

Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

All in a Spin!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis  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 taken this little piggy from the Party Animals set by Deedee’s Digis and decided he would make a great Yo-Yo Spinner Card using a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.That’s why there’s a thread with a button dangling  from under his chin.Bet you were wondering,eh? ;) When you pull the string his head spins!

Bit difficult to capture in stills but this may give you the gist of it :

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And here’s how it ends up once it’s unravelled completely and his head is back to where it began :

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These are great for kids – or husbands!Kind of equates to the same thing in most cases :P

My goodness,there’s so much in this set!Three images in various uncoloured and coloured forms,three 6 x 6 papers and four sentiments!I’ve coloured up the pig with Copic Ciao Markers and I’ve used two of the papers with some complementary purple card from my stash.I really thought this style of card would go so well with those fabby sentiments!Ideally I would’ve loved to have added another orange button to the border at the top but I only had one so chose a matching one in purple instead.The black thread is recycled from some clothing price labels :)

 

Supplies :

Image,Papers & Sentiments : All from Party Animals set by Deedee’s Digis

Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Cardstock : Purple & Kraft from my stash,Papermania Acetate (not seen – for the spinner)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop (this is actually what you get left with after cutting the scallops),Nestabilities Standard Circles Small (for cutting the acetate for the spinner),Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Purples & Oranges,Black Thread recycled from clothing price labels,Papermania Metallic Brad from stash (not seen – holds spinning mechanism together)

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Two’s (use 2 of something) – Buttons,papers & sentiments

Polkadoodles :  All things Kraft (card base)

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Recycle (Black Thread)

Simon Says Stamp : All Creatures Great and Small

Just Inspirational Challenges : Any Animal

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A sign you’re getting old?!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet  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 couldn’t resist the cheeky Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs.He’s been printed out onto Desert Storm Kraft Card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils along with some white gel pen.All edges have been Distress inked and roughed up with a Paper Distresser.The snake skin strip is actually a piece of an old belt,trimmed to fit the card.This will be a Birthday card for my Hubby.Not that I’m saying he’s getting old LOL :P

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs (the sign is blank so you can add any message you like)

Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Cute Characters Set 2

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp, Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder Mesh Texture,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Brads from stash,Piece of an old belt

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Punch or Die Cut

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Crafty Catz : Birthdays

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Hand Coloured Image

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafter’s Cafe : Birthday Card

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/ Love

Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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