Fairy Ring ;)

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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.

Isn’t Isobel – Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs just the sweetest?After colouring her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers her wings and shoes were given a coat of Iridescent Medium for some magical fairy sparkle.Next she was fussy cut and added to a pearlescent card base which had been embossed with a folder.It started out as a 5″ x 7″ blank but the folder was for an A6 card so I trimmed it down afterwards.Rather conveniently there were indentations left from the embossing which gave the prefect lines to follow:) I was going to colour the flowers in but having seen the effect on this type of card I decided to leave it as it was.So glad I did as once I added the fairy mounted on foam tape I thought she stood out beautifully.There is shading under her feet but the other shadows are from the lighting (think this shows the dimension).I cut three pearl flowers from a string and coloured the centres with a Copic Ciao Marker.The sentiment is stamped directly onto the base to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Card : White Pearlescent 5″ x 7″ Card Blank from the Works (trimmed to A6)

Tools : Embossing Folder Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : White Filigree Flower Pearl Beads String from my local craft warehouse (centres coloured with Copic Ciao Markers)

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

TIME OUT Challenges : May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Add Some Embossing

Crafty Gals Corner : May Flowers

Fab ‘n’ Funky : No Designer Papers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Just Us Girls

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Clean and Simple

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft  : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Quirky Crafts : April Showers Bring May Flowers

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Spring

A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers

Allsorts : Happy Birthday

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog : All About The Girl

Hiding in my Craft Room : Feminine

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes

My Sheri Crafts : Add Pearls or Bling

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes  / Flowers

AuroraWings Challenge : Clean & Simple

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Texture

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shakin’ Owl Over!

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Here’s my second Guest Designer card for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge for this month.The theme is Time for a Sketch and it runs from May 7th – June 3rd.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

This time I’ve followed the sketch as it is.As Birthday Bash KD Kit by Imagine That!Digis by Kris is so much fun I thought I’d carry on that flavour by adding a shaker element- not just any old shaker element,a bingo card one at that!Once I’d prepared it I filled it with lovely,shiny sequins:) I printed the cute pre-coloured owl also from the set,fussy cut and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to eyes to make them even more googly!I layered the sentiment digitally onto the brad using Word and coated that with 3D Crystal Lacquer also (even if the camera has failed to pick it up).The chevron paper was selected from the kit to match my little owl friend.I hand cut three banner strips and added brads to them just for a little extra touch.The band across the top was embossed to create interest.It was a real joy working with this set:)

Supplies :

Image,Patterned Paper,Bingo Card,Brad and Sentiment :  

Medium : 3D Crystal Lacquer

Card : Orange and Teal from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Cuttlebug Polka Dots 5 x 7 Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights Brads,Sequins to fill shaker from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times : Man Or Boy

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Crafting for all Seasons : Add Some Embossing

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet : Digital Birthday Cards

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations : 

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Blinged Birthday (Sequins in shaker)

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Di’s Digis Designs : For The Boys

Send a Smile for Kids : Bright Colors for Kids

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Incy Wincy Designs : Texture

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

It Mouse-t be Your Birthday ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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 adorable Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter.The flowers,fallen petals and heart on the flowerpot have all been paper pieced.The little mouse,soil and flower pot have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I did apply some 3D Crystal Lacquer to his,eyes nose and the heart but it decided to be camera shy!A variety of stitch edged dies have been used to add to the cuteness.The sentiment has been stamped onto the shaped card base.A few flat back pearls and a length of grosgrain ribbon have been added as the finishing touches.Sweet:)

Supplies :

Image : Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock, Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Grosgrain Ribbon and Flat Back Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft Rocket Challenges : Flower Power

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Stitches

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Inky Impressions : Die-Cuts & Flowers

Crafty Gals Corner : May Flowers

Little Red Wagon : Blooming Fun

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Add A Sentiment

Cuttlebug Mania : May Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Birthday Celebration

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : F for Furry Friends

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Just Us Girls

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Spring

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers

Allsorts : Happy Birthday

Hiding in my Craft Room : Feminine

My Sheri Crafts : Add Pearls or Bling

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Quirky Crafts : April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Way to go Farmer John!

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Here’s another Guest Designer card for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Time for a Sketch and it runs from May 7th – June 3rd.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

I’ve based my card,featuring Farmer John by Imagine That!Digis by Kris,on the sketch giving it a ¼ turn anticlockwise.He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and has been teamed with backing paper is from Birthday Bash KD Kit,also available from Imagine That!Digis by Kris.I ran a strip of hessian/burlap ribbon down the card and added three hand cut self adhesive wood sheet arrows.Finally I place a computer generated greeting behind a metal frame.So that’s one Father’s Day card already done in preparation:)

Supplies :

Image : 

Paper : 

Both available at : STORE

Sentiment : Made by me!

Medium :  Copic Ciao Markers

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz paper Distresser,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : EK Success Wood Sheets (to make arrows),Metal Label Frames from The Works,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Hessian/ Burlap Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Escape to the Country

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Male

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Send a Smile for Kids : For dads or special males from the kids

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Distressing

Crafting By Designs : May Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

You’ve been (gift) tagged!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Tag You’re It!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.

I’ve used the darling Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs and coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the fur trim on her Santa Suit I’ve added texture with a white Soufflé pen.She’s been cut out with a tag die and some button ribbon from the same collection as the  papers has been looped through.The background paper and ric rac style strips have cut using stitched dies.A die cut sentiment has been placed in the top left hand corner at a jaunty angle with a flat backed pearl ‘dotting’ the ‘i’.To finish the wooden parcel has been coloured using the same ones on the package she is holding.Well,that’s another Christmas card ready for this year:)

Supplies :

Image : Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs

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

Papers & Card : DP Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Merry Christmas,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes Ribbon, Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Flat Backed Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Optional Photo Inspiration

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Patterned or Embossed Papers & Why – Although I have a multitude of embossing folders I tend to go for patterned papers as I’m a bit of a colour coordination freak!I love to mix ‘n’ match from the same sets and take inspiration from them when colouring images:)

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge : ‘I’ for Ink (hope Archival and alcohol markers count?! If not,don’t mind if you delete)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Christmas Cuties

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up : Anything Goes/Optional Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bloom-in’ Dreams ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button 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’ve coloured up the beautiful and serene Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps with Polychromos Pencils along with some Iridescent Medium painted over the hummingbird and her eyelids to give a shimmer to her green eye shadow.You may just be able to make it out?It was then cut out with a die to make it seem as though she had been torn from a sketch book.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto this piece too.I have to admit the card base was a little too small to place it elsewhere!I really wanted to use this die to cut the shaped card from as I thought it a good match for her hairstyle,so I had to compromise with the size.It measures around 5″ x 5″.The pretty paper was part of a magazine freebie.I stretched the lace across and held it in place with decorative staples.The flower,also supposed to a peony, I made myself by die cutting some white self adhesive fabric as it had a lovely texture.I coloured all the layers with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and once dry I shaped the layers.I left the backing paper on the bottom flower to give it more stability.As I didn’t want the second flower or stamens to stick to anything else I dusted the backs with talc…which worked beautifully:) A black gem has been added to the centre.Three white flat backed pearls adorn the top right hand corner as I always think they go so well with lace:)

Supplies :

Image :  Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers (to colour fabric flower)

Paper & Card : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from Stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 16 XXL,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Flowers & Stamen from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Butterfly Craft Stapler,Lace from The Works,Black Gem and White Flat Backed from stash,

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Card for a Woman

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Ladies

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

QKR Stampede : Feminine Cards/Mother’s Day

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Kraft / Die Cut (used both)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge : Things with Wings and Pearls (top right hand corner)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fluttering piece-fully ;)

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This is my card I’ve made for Day 2 of the New Releases showcase at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog featuring Isobel – Butterfly Fairy and will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs shop soon.

Make sure you pay the inspirational blog a visit and check out all the wonderful creations the DT are sharing!

This adorable image has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers with some Iridescent Medium coating her wings (not sure if you can make it out in this pic,but it is there honest!).She was fussy cut then placed,mounted with foam tape,on a background of die cut pretty paper jigsaw pieces.I thought it would be fun to have the corner puzzle piece with the butterfly on fluttering away too:) Found these little pearl flowers in my stash.They were originally pale pink so I whipped out a Copic Ciao that I’d used in  my colouring for better coordination.Finally stamped the sentiment directly onto the the kraft base:)

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Butterfly Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Dies Jigsaw Pieces,Big Shot

To Embellish : Paper Cellar Pink Beaded Flowers

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : In the Garden

Eureka Stamps : Feminine Cards / Mothers Day

Love to Scrap : Girly

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Amusing : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Summertime

Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes

Pile It On : Garden Creatures

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Fairies or Something Enchanting

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Female Birthdays

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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