‘Gift’ me snow ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is everyone’s favourite 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.

It seems funny making Christmas cards in the throes of Summer but when you find an image as beautiful as My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs it makes you feel the need.Plus the fact it takes time to create each one you really should be prepared!!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers along with a few white gel pen highlights.For the fur on her trims Fluffy Stuff has been used and Polar White Flower Soft,for a different texture,added for snow.I do tend to stick to a basic layout and just mix it up a bit with different papers,card,images and embellishments.It does help with ploughing through with batch making.Designs are also kept simpler these days with the cost of postage!Baker’s Twine and a charm complete the card – I also know these will pass the 5mm mark and not have incur the Large Letter Stamp fee :)

Supplies :

Image : My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Polar White Flower Soft,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green Cardstock from stash,DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Snowflake Charm from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ  : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : “Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Snowflakes

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

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Noor! Designs UK : Christmas

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Frame It

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jingle Belles : Postal (postage stamps/delivery/mailbox or postcard)

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Frame It Out

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Snow In Summertime

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Many Hippo Returns ;)

 

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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.

How’d you like to be greeted on your birthday by this happy chappy?!Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs has been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils onto Desert Storm card along with some Soufflé pen highlights.The pencil has also been softened with the Blending  Solution and paper stumps.The sign comes plain on the original digi stamp so I added in a greeting of my own using Word ;) The image was printed out again onto white cardstock so that it could be paper pieced to allow the wording to be more noticeable.Decided to make the base card from some more of the same cardstock and for matting the papers onto for a coordinated look.Tied some twine between the two sections,threading with a button first.A few dew drops have been scattered across the bubble-like circles on the top piece as I felt it just needed a little extra something :)

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs

Sentiment : Created by me!

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen

Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large & Small,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Kars Paper Stumps

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

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cheerful Stamp Pad  : Happy Birthday

Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Animal Friends Challenge : Zoo (must have an animal)

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Add a sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs : Use Ribbon/Lace/|Twine

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Animals

Lunagirl Moonbeams : August – Animals

Pattie’s Creations :  August – Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Snow much fun at Christmas :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Holiday.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 cute couple A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs make :) They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and some lovely texture has been provided with Fluffy Stuff.It makes excellent snow but it’s also great for those furry festive trimmings too.Quite a simple designed card with the embossed panel but a touch of luxury has been added with some sumptuous velvet ribbon.Just love using jingle bells too – no good for posting tho’ :( Reserved for hand delivered cards only.These are attached with Baker’s Twine here.Thought the lovely wording was the perfect accompaniment to this darling pair.Think I might give this to my DH but will have to wait and see what he’s getting me for Christmas first…LOL – just kidding ;)

Supplies :

Image : A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars X-mas Collection Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Artemio Golden Bells,Velvet Ribbon from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Always Something Creative : Clean and Simple

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday (Christmas)

SLS Lines Challenge : Christmas/Creepmas in July

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Ditch the Design Papers

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge) :  Add Ribbon or Washi Tape

The Ribbon Girls : Just add Ribbon

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Two of Something (Bells)

Scrappers Delights Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Christmas in July

Whimsy Inspiration :  Christmas In July

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A frogtastic new home!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami 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 just had to play with the most amusing Funny Frog by Sami Stamps :D He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers,including the Blender to create some texture to his frog skin,and to add to the fun he had to have a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer on his glasses along with a furry moustache,to make it more tactile.I did have to wrack my brains on how to bring the idea to reality.In my stash I had some Polar White Flower Soft but that wasn’t the colour I wanted his ‘tache to be…So I pulled out some Terracotta Posh Impressions Rainbow Ink that I’ve had for ages and added a couple of drops,stirred with a cocktail stick in a medicine measuring cup!Once it was dry it was stuck into place with some dries clear PVA.Cut a shaped easel for the base and added these papers that I bought quite a few Summer’s ago in a sale.I fussy cut him and plonked him on top of an embossed and die cut piece.The sentiment has been computer generated and cut into a banner shape with some paper twine wrapped around one end.I added some Shimmer Dots that were originally silver to decorate but out came a coordinating Copic Ciao to transform them!This is for my DD1 who has recently move into a new home with a couple of her friends whilst she’s at uni.

Supplies :

Image : Funny Frog by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Ranger Posh Impressions Rainbow Ink

Papers & Card : DP  Paper Adventures Mod Green Damask and Mod Green Paisley,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Large,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Shimmer Dots Silver (changed with Copic Marker),Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : More than one fold

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Oddball Art Stamps : Die Cuts

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Dies or Punches

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Add a sentiment

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals or birds 

Brown Sugar : Animals

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :  Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use 3 of Something (Shimmer Dots)

Polkadoodles : More than 1 Fold

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft :  Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

4 Crafty Chicks :  Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : August Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Good things come in ‘trees’ ;)

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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.

Well,I think Josh – Apple Tree is a good thing ;) He’s by Crafty Sentiments Designs and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Some white gel pen highlights have been added and his wellies have been given a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Here’s a shot of the shine :

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I nearly picked some different papers but when sifting through I came across these.Just had to be!

A strip of jute/hessian ribbon,some wooden leaves and,for good measure,a wooden ladybird embellish the card in keeping with the country feel I was trying to create.I thought the sentiment quite fitting.Judging by the plaster on his cheek I’m guessing it covers an injury from another escapade.Figuring this little guy lives life to the full!

Supplies :

Image :  Josh – Apple Tree by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers & Card : DP DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another cut up and punched for the horizontal strip)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL (Circle),Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds,Jute/Hessian Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer Breeze

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : Patterns

The Paper Girls : Forever in Blue Jeans

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly +Dreams : Midsummer Delights

The Corrosive Challenges : To “Die” For

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use a Punch

Di’s Digis Designs : Hand Coloured Image

Hiding in my Craft Room : Lots of Layers 

My Sheri Crafts : Child’s Birthday 

Open-Minded Challenges : Kids Want to Have Fun

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Summer Time

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

TIME OUT Challenges : Nature, with the option of Animals

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

‘Owl’ be thanking you ;)

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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.

As soon as I saw this owl image in the Teacher’s Pet set by Deedee’s Digis I just knew I had to make some kind of book style card.The idea for this one came from here at Card-Making-Magic.Of course,this pre-coloured image is one of a few images you get (in different formats),along with a couple of papers and several sentiments!Great value :) I added a bookplate die cut containing one of the sentiments attached with eyelets,a baker’s twine tied paperclip and an extra large eyelet.This is for one of my DS2’s teachers and it’s his last year at Primary School before he starts ‘Big School’ in September.It’s also kind of an end of an era for us as he’s our youngest.He has 2 part time teachers and a teaching assistant.So I guess I will using the rest of this fab kit to make a couple more of these style cards ;)

Supplies :

Image,Sentiment & Papers : Teacher’s Pet by Deedee’s Digis

Card Blank : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6

Medium : Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Tools : X-Cut Steel Ruler,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Large,Sizzix Bigz Bookplate,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Big Bite

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets,We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Eyelet (part of a job lot from QVC a few years ago),Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Alphabet Challenge : K is for Kind Thoughts

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Get In Shape

City Crafter Challenge  : Woodland Animals

Creative Card Crew : Die Cuts 

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Delightfully Sweet :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Sweet.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.

Well,I think this is something sweet in lots of ways :) This is Strawberry Delight by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.A few white gel pen highlights have been added too.I’ve thrown in lots of stitch effect dies along with this fabulous strawberry die,a new buy of mine :) The sentiment is a bargain stamp I’ve had for a while and suited the theme and image perfectly.The centres of all the flowers have had micro beads adhered in place.I’ve never used them before (even tho’ I’ve had them ages) and I think I got most of them everywhere except on the card – LOL :P

Supplies :

Image : Strawberry Delight by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ’em Clear Stamp

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

Papers & Card :  DP Raspberry Road Freebie from past issue of  Quick Cards Made Easy,Red cardstock from stash,White& Green American Crafts  12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Cottage Cutz Petite Die Strawberry,Big Shot

To Embellish : Magazine freebie Yellow Micro Beads

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes or Twist of Summer

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Furry Friends

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Anything Goes with Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams : Midsummer Delights

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Allsorts : How Does Your Garden Grow

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Seeing Red

Craft for the Craic : Summer Time!

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

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

Crafty Time : Punches or Dies

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Summertime

SLS Lines Challenge : Use Die Cuts or Punches

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Use Pattern Paper

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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