Paper Roses

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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.

What a beauty Isobel – Roses by Crafty Sentiments Designs is!She’s been coloured up using Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.After my foray into a paper pieced Starburst Background I then went on to try another style that I wasn’t too sure I could handle!For this Herringbone Quilt effect I cut strips of a magazine freebie paper,although pretty enough I could never see me using it in a conventional way (if there’s such a thing in crafting!).Once all were adhered in place I cut it with a stitch edged die than ran it through an embossing folder that came with the papers,mounted onto white to distinguish it from the kraft card base.I stamped a greeting onto another strip of white card trimmed to fit the border embossing folder that also came as part of the set.A few white flat back pearls in varying sizes decorate the two top corners.I think the use of the white gives a lovely fresh contrast to the busyness of the background.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Roses by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie

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

Papers & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Cardstock Image Digicolour A4 200gsm (used for my stamping,printing and colouring)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Embossing Folder and Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : 3 mm,4 mm & 5 mm White Flat Back Pearls

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Elements of Nature

The Corrosive Challenges : Nature/Animals

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

A Gem of a Challenge  : Let’s Get Krafty

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Your Dies

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes?

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : Anything Goes + Option : Flowers

Scribbles Designs Challenge : How does your garden grow?

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Summertime

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Feminine

4 Crafty Chicks : Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Embossing

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/optional twist of Ribbons and/or Bows

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Say It With Flowers

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The sunniest of days :)

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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.

Isabella Sunny Days by Rick St.Dennis is such a sweetie :) She’s coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers then fussy cut.I decide to go for a rustic,country feel with some yellow gingham and pale kraft card.The ric rac and cord also follow that theme.The greeting has been cut out with individual alphabet dies.The intention was to leave them open but as I always add inserts to my cards I didn’t want the white to show through and spoil it.So instead I found this scrap of blue spotty paper and adhered it behind and inlaid the letters.I also think this colour gives a little lift.The butterfly was punched from some more kraft and a cute,threaded,flower button added to the centre.She’s just perfect for today….The sun has finally decided to shine here in the UK😀

Supplies :

Image : Isabella Sunny Days by Rick St.Dennis

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Paper & Card : Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card,Gingham and Blue Spotty Paper both past freebies from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,X-Cut Mini Dies Alphabet 1,2 & 3 sets,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Ric Rac and Cord from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Checks or Stripes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Elements of Nature

The Corrosive Challenges : Nature/Animals

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Get Krafty

Crafting with Dragonflies : Summer Fun

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Your Dies

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : X=Xantic Yellow or Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes optional twist: Dies and/or Punches

Doodle Pantry : Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers  : Anything Goes with Dies

Scribbles Designs Challenge : How does your garden grow

Craft for the Craic : Summer Breeze

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Summer

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Feminine

4 Crafty Chicks : Flowers

Aud Sentiments Challenge : For A Girl + A Sentiment

Cardz 4 Galz : Gingham

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Say It With Flowers

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Summer/Holiday

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Starburst and stripes

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Flowers.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.

It’s New Release time at Crafty Sentiments Designs and here’s the fabulous Patsy & Gizmo Flag.What a patriotic pair!They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with some white gel pen highlights thrown in.I’ve given them a bit of a grungey/vintage background to tie in with the kraft base.After die cutting them I trimmed everything down to fit into the corner and even allowed Patsy’s hair to flow over the edge.I’ve wanted to try this Starburst Background technique for a while but have only been brave enough to do so now!Don’t why I thought it would be difficult…and I actually enjoyed seeing it come together.The plan was to just select a few papers,repeating the patterns but some of the pieces didn’t work as some of the designs are directional.So I just swapped a few for some that did!After the glue had dried I cut it out with a stitch edged die and matted it onto another die cut layer.Once the stamped sentiment had been cut I coloured it with Copics to match the image.A few layered die cut flowers with flat back pearl centres decorate the bottom left corner to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Patsy & Gizmo Flag by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Red Cardstock from stash

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Cards in Envy : Stripes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Star(s)

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Red, White, Blue

Ooh La La Creations : Something that begins with “F” (Flowers & Flag)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Red, White and/or Blue

Dragonfly Journeys : A Star is Born!

Glitter n Sparkle : Red, White and Blue

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as it is a card

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creative Loops Challenge : Stars and/or Stripes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug  :  Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Scrappers Delights :  Anything Goes 

The Pencil Case : W=Whatever (Anything Goes)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Use Red, White & Blue

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Creations : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner :  Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sew much better :)

cypdt4thjuly

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Digital Delights by Louby Loo 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 oh-so-sweet Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo to give you some TLC…mind you I could do with some myself.How do you manage to get the ‘flu in July?!The weather’s not been that Summery yet,I suppose.Anyway…she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.There is strip of real bandage running vertically behind her and I found these cute heart buttons in my stash.The sentiment has been cut from a sheet of paper in the pack.

Supplies :

Image : Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,X-Cut Guillotine,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Heart Buttons and Paper Twine from my stash

 

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I couldn’t resist making a second card featuring Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo in preparation for my DS2’s birthday in September .He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and I’ve distressed him (!) with some ink.Just had to use these papers with him and after die cutting some scraps I tore the edges – what a rebel😉 The greeting has been stamped directly onto the card base and I’ve added some wooden embellishments,which I’ve also inked a little around the edges, for a well…woodsy feel!

Supplies :

Image :  Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Antique Linen & Bundled Sage Distress Inks

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 &  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Big Shot

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

(I will count these as 2 entries per challenge)

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

(T)hat’s krafty!

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Well this is my last Guest Designer project for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Tic-Tac-Toe and it runs from  June 4th – July 1st.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

Huge thanks to Lisa and Kris for having me aboard.Have to say the time flew by – must’ve been having too much fun!!

This time inspiration has been taken from the middle horizontal line…Buttons,Patterned Paper and Ribbon.For the focal image I’ve used the rather beautiful Emma from Imagine That!Digis by Kris and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.The papers are from Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers and the sentiment is from Leesa’s Tulip.So real mix and match across sets but they compliment each other beautifully!I wanted to give a country feel so teamed it all with kraft card.Some lovely grosgrain ribbon and a couple of  dark brown buttons complete the look:)

Supplies :

Image :  

Sentiment :  

Papers :  

Both available at :  STORE

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Card : Kraft Cardstock from stash

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Wilko Red Grossgrain Ribbon (to be found in their Christmas Department),Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : R is for… Red & Ribbon

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything goes with something colored

The Pencil Case :  V=Variety of Colors

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Let’s Button It

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Say It With Flowers

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Dies)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

In the swim

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Kids.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 started by giving Josh – Underwater by Crafty Sentiments Designs a coating of Pebeo Drawing Gum then created some undersea ripples with a few blue Distress Inks and the torn edge of a piece of copier paper,when it had dried.Once that was done I rubbed off the masking fluid and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers followed by  some 3D Crystal Lacquer on his goggles and the bubbles.I cut a frame from some textured card using one of my new dies:) This was mounted onto the card front with foam tape for added dimension.I printed the sentiment,made by me in Word,onto more of the same card and that was also mounted on foam tape.A few dew drops were dotted around to complete the watery feel.

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Underwater by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Distress Inks in Faded Jeans,Broken China and Tumbled Glass,3D Crystal Lacquer,Pebeo Drawing Gum,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card : Leather Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Square,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Big Shot

To Embellish : Clear Acrylic Dew Drops from stash

 

Some Challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Summer

Cutie Pie Challenge : Splish,Splash,Splosh

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Father’s Day/For a Male

Di’s Digis Designs : Summer

Hiding in my Craft Room : Masculine

My Time to Craft : Summertime

Scrappers Delights  :  Anything Goes

Send a Smile for Kids : Punches and/or Die Cuts for Kids

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Colored Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Craft for the Craic : Something Masculine

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Sun & Surf

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Summer Fun

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Male Project

Star Stampz Challenge : With Kids

TIME OUT Challenges : Masculine With A Twist Of Mixed Media

Crafty Gals Corner : Summer Fun

Stampaive and More : Summer

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Summertime

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Inky Chicks : Father’s Day or Male

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Well red(head)!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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 thought I’d have a little fun using Anne with E by The East Wind.After colouring her with watercolour pencils I decided to make an inky,splodgy  background so I pulled out some Pebeo Drawing Gum that I bought a little while back for this purpose.In the past I’ve found to my cost that paper masking just does not work well with this technique and this did the job beautifully,especially as the inks had been watered down to allow them to splat better!Once the inks were dry I then over stamped with a script stamp.Then I removed the gum,which came away very easily.The only mistake I think I made was colouring the image first as it seemed a little faded but was soon rectified by adding more pencil where needed.I also added some white gel pen highlights at this stage.I just had to try out my newly purchased dies to add an aperture to the paper to frame her and to create the border at the bottom:) I stamped the flowers,a past magazine freebie, onto some textured card before fussy cutting them.I made the little book to add to the front.I was going to fill the pages with more of the script stamp but actually thought I would instead write words of encouragement to the recipient when this type of card is needed.I finished off by adding two jute twine threaded buttons to the flower centres that were visible.

Supplies :

Image : Anne with E by The East Wind

Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Flowers : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks Earthtones (watered down to allow them to drip and be splattered from a paintbrush),Sepia Archival Ink,Pebeo Drawing Gum

Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for border)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Stitched Hearts and Accolade,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Yellows Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Say It With Flowers

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : V=Variety of Colors

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Coloured Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Stitching Real or Faux (stitch effect dies)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Watercolor

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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