Fairy-ly stitched up

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bingo.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 peek at the Bingo board :

This is the dreamy Rose Fairy  by Crafty Sentiments Designs.What a beauty :) She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’ve followed the left hand vertical column (Stitching,Embossing,Buttons).The background squares and the ovals,with the stitching detail,have been cut with my new Crealies dies.

After looking at many (far too many) of this style of die I decided on these.They seemed very good value and doubts about things being too good to be true started creeping into my head.Oh my gosh!I’m impressed!On the first pass to cut them on my Big Shot the stitched detail showed straight away.I then went on to emboss them and got the beautiful raised part like you do with other dies with embossing capabilities.Altho’ I could have used them by just cutting them I liked the added dimension :) They are quite sizeable too.I’ve never bought this brand before and I’m so happy with them :D Only thing I wasn’t sure about was the ovals being longer and skinnier than my Nestie sets but as you can see this pretty gal fits in nicely.I’ve also made a – dare I say it…yeah I’m gonna – Christmas card with them and the image fitted fine in there too.

Anyways…back to this card… For the embossing I chose a rose folder to go with my fairy friend.And the buttons are added to the flower centres.Finished with a freebie stamp :)

 

Supplies :

Image : Rose Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : From a freebie set with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine

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

Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

My Time to Craft : Fairies 

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product (I love colouring images in so I suppose it follows that Copic Markers are my favourite product)

Digi Chooseday : Buttons

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Goes

Fairytale Stampers : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Buttons (real or faux)

That Craft Place : Layers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

No.1 Dad ‘wood’ you believe?!

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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.

Here’s the adorable KIDZ – dad boy by Bugaboo Stamps coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.The wording has been paper pieced with some woodgrain effect paper.Of course he’s perfect for Father’s Day or if your kids just want to tell their Dad how great he is!I layered up the rest of the card and cut some banners from more of the papers from the same pad.As they are quite contrasting I didn’t feel the need for additional cardstock.A line of piercing and faux stitching has added across the top of the banners to give the impression they have been sewn on.Real sewing?Not me!Well,not very often ;) A row of brads,chosen as they stood out best against the paper,decorate the top right corner.

Supplies :

Image : KIDZ – dad boy by Bugaboo Stamps

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Papers : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Brads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Boys

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Men

Sentimental Sundays : Happy Father’s Day or Manly Cards

That Craft Place : Layers

Little Claire’s : Father’s Day

My Sheri Crafts : Masculine

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Dads

Pattie’s Creations : Father’s Day or Graduation

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

4 Crafty Chicks : Father’s Day

Crafting for all Seasons : It’s A Boy Thing

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Man In Your Life/Father’s Day

Little Red Wagon : Stitching

Paper Shelter Challenge : Make It Digital

Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Guyz Father’s Day

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Father’s Day

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out (die cut,hand cut banners and letters for paper piecing)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

As sweet as a cupcake :)

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It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks of the June New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.There are 5 new rubber stamps from the Ginger Snaps Collection available from the 23rd June!

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog to check out some amazing creations :)

This is Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes and isn’t she just the sweetest?!She’s been watercoloured with pencils for a softer look to go with the pastel colours on the card.The background piece is Whitewash card embossed with one of my favourite folders then sanded back to reveal some of the colour.The edges have been pierced too.A panel of cute cupcake paper which has had the top and bottom punched plus an aperture cut has been placed over Little Polly to frame her.The sentiments have been cut from another sheet of paper from the same collection and I ‘made’ the epoxy sticker buttons by placing them over yet another piece of paper with – yes,you’ve guessed it! – buttons printed on it and cutting them out,including pierced holes.The largest one has been threded with some Baker’s Twine – how apt :D

Here’s a close up of the frosting on her cupcake decorated by applying Frosted Lace Stickles.See what I did there ;)

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes  by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cut from DP (details under Papers & Card )

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger and she passed them on to me),Frosted Lace Stickles

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Polkadoodles : Frame It

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Your Hearts Desire (Anything Goes)

Crafty Creations : Embossing

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Buttons

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Frame

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Playing A-round

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is For a Man.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.

After toying with a few football and circular themed ideas the decision was made to go with a round easel card plus a paper pieced football.Perfect for this great little guy – Let’s Play Ball by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.As this is for my DH (it’s OK he won’t see it – he doesn’t show any interest in my blog :P) and being he’s an avid Man Utd fan I tried to colour this as closely as I could to their home kit.The trophy is a bought die cut piece I’ve had an my stash for many years,dragged out especially for this occasion ;) The ‘1’ is removable so it got a coating of black Copic ink before being put back into place.A stamped tag has been tied to the handle with some cord from a clothing price tag.I found the chipboard button from the same collection as the paper and threaded some more cord through that.Spot and stripes make a good combination for manly cards,don’t you think?A computer generated greeting added as a banner shaped stopper completes the card .

Supplies :

Image : Let’s Play Ball by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment & Tag : Computer generated by me,Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights 8 x 8 Paper Pack,All cardstock from stash

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Big Shot Plus,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights Chipboard Buttons,Trophy Die Cut from stash,Black cord from clothing price tag

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Ladybug Crafts : Use Your Dies

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Father’s Day

Crafty Boots : Father’s Day/Man in Your Life

Love to Scrap : Father’s Day or Masculine Project

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : For/Featuring a Father/Man

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Die Cuts

My Time to Craft : Male

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Just For Dad

Pattie’s Creations : Father’s Day or Graduation

Polkadoodles : Father’s Day or Anything Male

Simply Create Too : Masculine

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : June Anything Goes

Inky Impressions : Make It For A Man

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Make It Masculine

Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything But A Square Card

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Pretty Shaky

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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.

Isn’t Spring Melody by The East Wind just so pretty?After my recent rediscovery of shaker cards I thought I’d go down a more girly route…filled with sequins,beads ,gems and prettiness :) She’s been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils for a soft look,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.No blending solution here,just layers of pencil to merge and shade.Some lovely,glittery paper for the top piece.A stamped greeting  and that’s it :) I felt with all the glitz I didn’t really need to add anything else.Nor did I want to cover the sparkly paper too much ;)

This is going in my collection of cards for my DD2’s birthday – in October!She loves listening to music so this is perfect for her :D

(I did see a card that inspired this one.Sorry,I always give credit where it’s due but I’m not able to this time as I cleared my History and no longer have the link :( )

Supplies :

Image : Spring Melody by The East Wind

Sentiment : From a past Cardmaking and Papercraft  freebie stamp set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 Pad,Card Blank from an old card making kit that someone gave me as a gift and never used!

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish – Well,fill the shaker : Sequins,Beads & Gems from the same card kit as the Card Blank

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Dragonfly Dreams : Special Occasions

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Pile It On

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes 

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Birthday

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : All That Glitters

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Happy Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Crafty Time : Girls, Girls, Girls

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Layer It Up

Ladybug Crafts : Use Your Dies

Lia Stampz Challenge Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Use It Up! (Card making kit that I’ve had since 2007!!)

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes  

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Celebrations

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A place in the sun(flowers)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything But a Card.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 wanted to try something a bit different with the adorable Molly – Sunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs.After mulling over a few gardening related ideas I thought about making a flower pot and adding in some handmade sunflowers.I found a great video here to create a wood effect planter type.She does omit the measurements for the main body of the pot but I figured out it needed to be 11cm high and the length of an A4 piece of card.She also uses a wood panel stamp but not having one I embossed with a folder instead and rubbed ink over it.I would have preferred to use my woodgrain embossing folder but as it’s still AWOL I made do with this one :S I added in some greenery as a filler cut from an icicle die and made up my sunflowers from yellow card after inking them and folding the petals for more dimension.The stems are some re-purposed round lolly sticks coloured to match the grass and leaves.The sunflower centres are buttons threaded with jute button thread and I tied a thicker piece of the same type of twine around the outside for a rustic feel.Molly was coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut before being popped up on foam tape for dimension.There all done and it was quite easy to construct too – a huge bonus in my book :D

Closer view of Molly -Sunflowers :

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** N.B. The store is suspended for maintenance ATM.Once it’s back up and running I will update my post Yay!The store is back up and fully operational :) **

Supplies :

Image : Molly – Sunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Desert Sand,Cantaloupe,Tangelo and Pear Tart Memento Dew Drop Inks

Cardstock : Kraft from stash,Yellow & Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : Fiskars 30 cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Ball embossing tool,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Marianne Design Icicle Border,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Leaves from the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Big Shot,Stick It!Hot Melt Glue Gun,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Button Thread and Jute Twine from my stash,Recycled Lolly Sticks

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything But a Card

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with a Twist of Die Cuts

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Buttons & Bows

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Summer

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Use Your Stuff : Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams : How Does Your Garden Grow

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge: Flowers 

Creative Corner :Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : A Bouquet of Flowers

Pattie’s Creations : Use a Digital or Stamped Flower Image

Polkadoodles : Girly, but no Pink

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Inspired By Colour 

 

2 Creative Chicks: Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Dream Factory : The Secret Garden

Lia Stampz Challenge : Embossing

Sparkles Forum Challenges  : It’s Spring (minimum of 5 flowers)

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : It’s all about the Hair colour!

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Madison ‘blings’ on the love

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Oddball Art 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.

Just look at the love going on between Madison N Toby by Oddball Art.They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I die cut an 8 x 8 card blank to create the shape then covered and layered with these pretty papers.I finally managed to find my bow die that I’d been disappointed to have mislaid for so long.So it’s been put in it’s rightful place in my overflowing DJ CD flight case :) I cut and added the strip to the right of the image to give the impression that it’s wrapped and tied.The sentiment has been die cut and matted onto a piece of paper to match the paper ribbon and blinged up all the way around.A large gem from the same set has been placed atop of the bow.I have so many gems…well all manner of embellishments,really…that I really need to make more use of them.Anyway this shall be another card for my DD2’s birthday in October.She loves our dog so much and our girl loves her right back.Actually she loves everybody – even complete strangers!If she can’t accost people in the street for a cuddle she lurks in the window to greet them with a smile and a wag of her tail.Yes,she does actually smile :) Altho’ people who don’t know her find her quite scary.There are some folks I don’t explain her actions to i.e. double glazing and other salespeople that turn up uninvited on my doorstep!!I let them think she’s a ferocious beast – even tho’ she’s the daftest,softest,friendliest,most beautiful girl :D

Here she is relaxing in her favourite seat in the house.It’s also my DH’s so they have to jostle for pole position.I bet you can tell who wins! :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies :

Image : Madison N Toby by Oddball Art

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5 & Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot Plus,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Gems from Trimcraft The London Line

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Di’s Digis Designs : Two or More Designer Papers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Children’s Birthday Card

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Lots of Layers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Teentastic

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything But A Square Card

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Animals

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Animals

Scribbles Designs Challenge : B is for… (use things that start with B) – Bow,Bling – and,oh if I can get away with it,Bow Wow (dog)!

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Add a Bow

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Not Angular (no right angles)

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly : With a Heart

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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