S’now friends like good friends

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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.

I thought I’d dress Snowman and friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs up in some bright pastel shades using Copic Ciao Markers to break away from the traditional colours I usually go for.Some Frosted Lace Stickles has been added beneath him for a sparkly,snowy finish.The background strip has been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using white detail powder.Pleased at how crisp it came out as they were magazine freebie stamps.The panel was then wrapped with some fluffy fibres I came across in my long lost stash whilst I was sorting out.The sentiment was part of the freebies stamps and the same technique applied.The bottom of the card has been dry embossed with another magazine freebie folder.Yet another card for next Christmas😀

Supplies :

Image : Snowman and friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Frosted Lace Stickles

Card : Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Past magazine freebie border embossing folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Fluffy fibres from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Christmas

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle

A Bit More Time to Craft : Always Anything Goes

Animal Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artistic Stampers : Christmas

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Christmas/Holiday

Connie Can Crop : Baby it’s cold outside

Copic Spain Challenge : Winter and/or Christmas

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Christmas and/or Birthday

Crafting Musketeers : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Purple Frog : Magic of Christmas

Creatalicious Challenges : Anything Goes + Option: Traditional Christmas Colours (definitely NOT optional traditional colours used here)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Open-Minded Challenges : Christmas/Hanukkah

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Christmas

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas is Coming

A Gem of a Challenge : Snowmen/women

Crafty Calendar : Christmas Time

Crafty Friends Challenge : Merry Christmas 

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Vintage or Anything Christmas

Scrappers Delights :  Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Jingle Belles : Holiday Card Link Up

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Christmas or Winter Related

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Winter Holiday with ribbon/trim

The Stamping Boutique : Non-traditional Christmas

Cardz 4 Galz : Show A Snowman

Moving along with the Times : Anything Goes With Christmas

Perfectly Created Chaos : Christmas Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Christmas Presence

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments 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.

Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs could be used for any gift giving occasion.Here I’ve chosen Christmas.Her clothing and neatly wrapped parcel have been paper pieced and the rest has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The papers and colours are both non traditional but I thought the pastel shades would add some pretty festive cheer🙂 The background panel has been created using a patchwork style design onto kraft card.Some complimetary ric-rac,from the same collection,has been stretched across the bottom.The greeting is stamped directly onto the base.The wooden wreath was a little too golden yellow to coordinate with the kraft so a couple of ink pads were used to tone it down a bit.This shall be another Christmas card for 2017 – I’ve now made 4 in total for NEXT year!!

Supplies :

Image : Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments,

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Mini Distress Ink Pad,Memento Desert Sand Dew Drop Ink Pad

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from crafty stash

Tools :Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Medium Patchwork Shapes,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Pink Ric-Rac Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Christmas

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft : Always Anything Goes

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Christmas/Holiday

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Christmas and/or Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Always Anything Christmas Goes

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

Crafty Purple Frog : Magic of Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Layers or Layer It

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Christmas

Open-Minded Challenges : Christmas/Hanukkah

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas is Coming

Sweet Stampers : Christmas

Crafty Calendar : Christmas Time

Crafty Friends Challenge : Merry Christmas

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pop Up Pup!

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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.

How cute is Patches Puppy – Surprize!Surprize! by Crafty Sentiments Designs?Decided to do a little texture colouring on this sweet pup with my Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.These lovely papers are Dovecraft  Garden Party which I must confess despite buying them,and some beautiful embellishments from the same collection,about two years ago I have only used once before – shocking😮 Thought I’d go for a bit of a celebratory theme and hand cut a banner as part of the layering.Feeling the need to use part of the coordinating stash I cut a couple of short lengths of ribbon and looped them in to tabs.The sentiment,stamped onto card,has had the same treatment.I’ve doubled up the Blossoms and adhered a gem to the centre.All done🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Patches Puppy – Surprize!Surprize! by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine Freebie

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

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Garden Party 6 x 6 Paper Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for matting and layering – it just happens to match the card blank perfectly)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Garden Party Paper Blossoms,Dovecraft  Garden Party Ribbons,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Use Ribbon and Bling

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Flowers

Scrappers Delights  : Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin : Happy Birthday

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers :  Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use an Item From Your Stash

Pattie’s Creations : Birthdays

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday : Birthday + Presents

Crafting By Designs : Little Animals

Crafty Creations : Animals

Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Ribbon

Paper Shelter Challenge : More Than One of Anything (2 flowers)

 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Sweet Elf :)

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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.

Here’s the utterly adorable Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies.Thought I’d try a non-traditional Christmas colour palette along with a different colour combo rather than just grab my usual favourite pens.As a starting point to the card I wanted to try an idea with these recently received magazine freebie stamps.So out came the kraft card and some white embossimg powder plus my Versamark pad.Have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results,not only from the quality of the stamps but the embossing powder too.A die cut poinsettia topped with a jute twine threaded button and some pompom trim have been added as finishing touches.I did stamp and heat emboss a greeting at the bottom of the card and enhanced it with chalks,but the camera has failed to pick it up.Also it has failed to show the shine on the sweetie given by the 3D Crystal Lacquer I applied.It all looks so much better IRL…never mind as the little elf really deserves to be the star of the show😉

This is actually a card for NEXT Christmas (2017) as I’ve already finished all those for this year😀

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Unbranded Craft Chalk Set,3D Crystal Lacquer

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels (for Poinsettia Petals),Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish :  Pink Pom Pom Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims, Button from DoCrafts Create Traditional Christmas Assorted Buttons,Jute Twine from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Die Cuts and/or Punches + a Stamp

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas/Winter – Optional Color Challenge (not taken part in)

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas/Creepmas

Stamping Sensations : Christmas Greetings

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Cute or Anything Christmas

Imagine That! Creative Playground  :  November – Christmas is Coming

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

A Day for Daisies : Add some Burlap (or Kraft) – at a push Jute Twine is woven into Burlap but there is definitely Kraft in my creation🙂

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use an Item From Your Stash

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland : Poinsettias or Snow is Falling

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Christmas/Holidays!

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/Twist

Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Emboss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A Patch of Winter

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Winter.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.

This is the adorable Jingle Bell by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She and her little friend have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Polar White Flower Soft has been added to the trims on her clothing and the snow on the ground.The falling snowflakes have been dotted with Liquid Pearls.After embossing the greeting at the bottom of the card a patchwork panel of patterned paper and kraft with gingham ribbon wrapped around has been adhered.Stitched dies have been used to cut out the image and kraft card mat.A star button threaded with jute twine is the finishing touch.

Supplies :

Image : Jingle Bell by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Polar White Flower Soft,White Opal Liquid Pearls

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from stash

Tools : Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Medium Patchwork Shapes,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot ,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Pink Gingham Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,White Star Button from Papermania Bellisima Christmas Charm Pack,Jute Twine from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

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

Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes

The Merry Christmas Challenge : Add Twine (Jute Twine through button)

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas/Winter (Optional photo inspiration not followed)

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Christmas Greetings

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft : Always Anything Goes

Anything Goes link-up : Anything Goes

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Christmas

Crafting Musketeers : Christmas Wishes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Always Anything Christmas Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Use Ribbon

Delicious Doodles Challenge : Non-traditional Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes – Optional twist : Christmas is Coming

Noor! Designs UK : Winter

Not Just Cards :  Always Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Hand Colored Image

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland : Add Ribbon/Lace or Christmas Flowers

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Which basket is witch?

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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.

I decided to make a Halloween style Slatted Basket to go with the adorable Isobel – Broom and Lantern by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Such a sweet witch!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers before being fussy cut and added to the front of the basket.These fun papers are glittered on the cute monsters side and you can just make out them twinkling on camera – for a change ;) A couple of buttons threaded with some paper raffia (torn into narrower strips to fit through the buttonholes) have been adhered to either side where the handle is attached for a little decoration.I even raided the sweets we’d bought for all the Trick or Treaters who we are expecting to come knocking at our door for the purpose of these shots.They did all make it safely back into the bag🙂

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Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Broom and Lantern by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper : Best Creations Inc. Trick or Treat range

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Paper Raffia Ribbon from stash,Papermania Buttons Greens

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Aurora Wings Challenge : Anything Goes

Colouring in Scrapland : Autumn

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow (on the buttons)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Inspired by Your Favourite Candy (Halloween sweets – always hoping to bag some leftovers but am usually left bitterly disappointed!)

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Autumn/Halloween

The Paper Girls : Halloween

Amusing : Halloween

Angie’s Digital Stamps : Anything Goes with optional twist Halloween

Dragonfly Journeys : Trick or Treat!

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~ Autumnal

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Halloween Colours

Robyn`s Fetish : Anything But a Card for Halloween

Crafty Calendar : October – Halloween

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs :  Halloween or/and Use Black, Green, Orange, Purple

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : October –  Anything Hand Colored

My Time to Craft : Autumnal Colours or Halloween

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Halloween or Autumn

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Halloween

Cute Card Thursday : Halloween

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Autumn/Harvest/Halloween

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Crafting By Designs : Halloween

Crafty Gals Corner : Be Fab-BOO-Lous

Paper Shelter Challenge : Halloween

Stampaive and More : Halloween

The Crafty Addicts : Autumn Colors

Wonderful Wednesdays :  Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Show me the way to Amaryllis

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Beccy’s Place 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 I’ve taken the chance to make a Christmas card featuring a Bildmalarna stamp.Sadly these cute little beauties are no longer available but I’ve managed to seek a few out here and there🙂 This is Mimosa – Amaryllis and she’s been coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils after being stamped onto Neenah Desert Storm card.Some Frantage has been scattered around the edges.She’s been layered up onto some Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes papers.The die cut chevron pieces have actually been snipped in half to make them stretch across the width of the card and as the gap is behind the image nobody will ever know…except I’ve just told you😉 A stamped sentiment has been added along with a die cut poinsettia…well I don’t have an amaryllis but it’s in keeping with the flower theme!

Dies to Die For still have some of these stamps left in their Retirement Sale.Unfortunately not his one – I think I snapped the last one up!No connection to the company,just a happy customer🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bildmalarna Mimosa – Amaryllis

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sepia Archival Ink,Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

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

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 24 XXL & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump,Papermania Heat Tool

To Embellish : Button from crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes!

Always Playing with Paper : Inspiration Challenge 

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use A Sentiment

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : October –  Anything Hand Colored

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an option of Embossing

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Frame It (image framed with Frantage – if this is not suitable please delete)

PDE Linky Party : All Cards

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Use At Least One Die

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Perfectly Created Chaos : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/Optional Twist (not used here)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with optional theme of The Seasons

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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