Choc full of love :)

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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.

 

Me and You is a fantastic New Release at Crafty Sentiments.Just perfect for Valentine’s or even any romantic occasion :) It will be available from Saturday 6th February along with some other exciting  new stamps!All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.I created some white chocolate piping on the scrummy chocs and coated them in 3D Crystal Lacquer.Doesn’t show in the pic but I gave her shoes the patent leather look with it too.I made a hanging heart box to fill with my one of my DH’s fave chocolate bars (he only has two!Strange person!).Here’s a little glimpse of the cute heart brads I used to attach the ribbon :

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The ribbon is recycled from some wrapped around a pair of PJ’s I gave my DD2 for Christmas last year.

All finished off with a,quite appropriate,sentiment I think and a few flat backed pearls.

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Supplies :

Image : Me and You by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card : DP Past Freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from stash

Tools :  Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials  Just The Ticket, Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors,Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brads,3mm & 4mm Cranberry Flat Back Pearls from stash ,Recycled Ribbon

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes / with twist of Valentine

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Crafty Boots : Love/Valentine’s

Incy Wincy Designs : Love

Love to Scrap : Hearts

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Love

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Hearts/Love/Valentine’s

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Love

My Time to Craft : Love is all Around

The Pencil Case : L = Love/Romance

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Love Is In The Air

Polkadoodles : Love and Romance

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : With Love

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything BUT A Card

C.R.A.F.T. : Love/ Valentine/ Anniversary

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : With Love

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking cool and krafty,buddy

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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.

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I’ve coloured up the super BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet with Copic Ciao Markers.You may be able to just make out the 3D Crystal Lacquer on the lenses of their shades ;) Thought I’d go with a double layer of kraft topped off with a geometric black and white patterned paper for a masculine feel.A few red eyelets added to the corners to tie in with the image and for a splash,but not too much,of colour.The sentiment I made myself in Word :) This is for my DS2’s Birthday in September…I do like to try and keep ahead!

Supplies :

Image : BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Kraft from stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Friends Challenge  : Animals/Birds

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : One For The Kids

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Use Die Cuts/Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge : For The Love of Pets

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

With bundles of love

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Vaentine.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 the adorable Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs  all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and a few white gel pen highlights.I decided to make a kind of shaped tent fold card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies to tie in with the image.Love the red,white and kraft combination so chose some hounds tooth patterned paper and die cut a curvy edge for interest,matting onto some red card cut with a coordinating edge.The sentiment is stamped directly onto the base.The ribbon is salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake and I really can’t take credit for the bow – it was already there ;)Went for a more masculine feel as this will be my DH’s Valentine’s card.It’s OK he never looks at my blog.He’s not interested in bits of paper and card!

Here’s a closer view of the image :

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Here’s some exciting news….

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Hope you can watch!

Supplies :

Image : Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Red & Kraft card from stash

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot

To Embellish : Ribbon salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Ribbon or Lace

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Kraft

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Beary Sweet

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Die Cuts

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Heart To Heart

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Seeing Red

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Anything Goes

Where the HeART is : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes

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

Imagine That : Colouring Contest

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Have a Heart

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A nice ‘pup’ of tea!

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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.

Isn’t Cup Pup by Sami Stamps just adorable!The little pup himself has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I don’t think the 3D Crystal Lacquer shows too well on his nose…but it is there,honest ;) A touch of distressing using inks and a tool have taken place too.The cups have all been paper pieced with a little foam tape underneath to raise them up for dimension.These pretty papers are quite thick so they worked well for this :) I thought a DL card would suit this image well so cut and scored one from kraft card.I added a layer of hessian/burlap before adhering the image to the card.A couple of hand cut banners,one with the computer generated sentiment printed on first, have been glued then some added hand stitching to make it look as if that’s how they’re attached to the card.I die cut a few tiny rolled roses and after dabbing the edges with ink chocolate pearls were placed in the centres.It took quite a bit of sourcing these dies in the U.K. especially at the right price but I’m really pleased with them.I usually find most flower dies a bit big and either there’s no room to add them to my cards or they cover too much of the lovely papers.I suppose this card is a fusion of cute,vintage and shabby chic!

Supplies

Image : Cup Pup by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : Computer generated by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Kraft card from stash

Other Material : Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares,Thread from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors, X-Cut Non-Stick Large Fabric Shears,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine

To Embellish : 3 mm Chocolate Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add handmade embellishment)

A Gem of a Challenge : Female Birthday

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : A Bit Of Fun

Sassy Studio Designs : Shabby Chic

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Inky Chicks : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Add Dimension

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Christmas is fun don’t you ‘snow’?

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas 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.

Just look at the delight in Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments Designs‘ face!She’s been coloured with Polychromos Pencils onto Desert Storm Kraft card.I then ran her through a dotty embossing folder (poor girl!) and coloured over each one with a white gel pen to give the impression she’s sitting enjoying a flurry of snow :) Sadly I think this great folder is now discontinued :( I’m so glad I managed to track one down.She’s been cut and layered with some Crealies stitched square dies.After cutting the border at the top I sprinkled over some white chunky embossing powder.I did the same to the wooden snowflake at the bottom.I was lucky enough to discover the stitched ribbon on one of my forays to my local craft warehouse whilst looking for stuff to make NEXT years’s Christmas card with – that’s right!It’s a pretty good match for the kraft cardstock don’t you think?The sentiment stamp was another find and a true bargain at just over £1 after discount.This time a circular a Crealies stitched die has been used to cut it out.I had as much fun making this as she appears to be having in the snowfall!

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Silent Night 6 x 6 Pad,,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card,Blue Cardstock from stash

Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Joy!Crafts Christmas Ice Crystal Border,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stitched Ribbon and Wooden Snowflake both purchases at my local craft warehouse

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Anything Goes Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Holiday Cards

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~Cards to Die For…one or more die

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goe

Great Impressions : December Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Winter

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Winter

That Craft Place : Christmas

The Corrosive Challenges : Merry Christmas

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  : Outside Scene/Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Card

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Winter Holidays

Just Us Girls : 

Card Mania : Christmas 

Crafty Enjoyments : White Christmas

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

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

Alphabet Challenge : U is for Under the Weather – I’ve taken this literally!

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Let It Snow

Pattie’s Creations : Any Christmas Creation with an image

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Season’s Greetings

4 Crafty Chicks : Winter

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : December Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Brrr It’s Cold Outside

Simon Says Stamp : Let It Snow

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes – Holiday

Crafty Boots : Christmas

Get Creative Challenges : Holidays

Our Crafty Corner : Anything Goes/Winter

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes (use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Candy that is good for your ‘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.

How adorable is Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies?Totally!And what’s more this cutie is calorie and sugar free :D All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the sweetie for that cellophane wrapped feel…

Here’s a closer look.Please excuse that the reds look more pink on this one.Think it’s because I had to hold my craft lamp nearer to capture the shine.That’s what I’m really trying to show…

I also used a Graph’It Shake Marker in Gold to make the little dangly things on his hat jingle bell like,but I suppose they could be anything you want then to be depending what you added ;)

I placed him on this beautiful backing paper and layered with coordinating green card.Around this is wrapped a length of baker’s twine.The wooden candy cane is painted with Gesso.Once dry I lightly ran a red Stardust pen over the top,allowing the ink to flow so as not to clog the nib.Next (as I couldn’t find my clear Stardust pen) I coated the white stripes with Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium.It’s quite sparkly IRL but the camera failed to pick it up ,and not my lack of photography skills as you’d assume ;) After stringing the bells onto a shorter piece of twine they were tied on,finishing in a bow.A tiny dab of dries clear PVA stops the cut ends from fraying :) The greeting has been embossed with a magazine freebie border folder.

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Gold Graph’It Shake Marker,Maimeri White Gesso,Red Star Sakura Stardust Gel Pen,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Papers & Card : DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Artemio Golden Bells

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Allsorts : Clean and Simple

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Winter Holidays

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colors

Just Us Girls :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Keep it Simple

Connie Can Crop : Candy Cane

Copic Spain Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Die Cuts and/or Punches

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

Crafty Time : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges Merry Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add 3)

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Christmas Cheer

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Something Metal

Fussy and Fancy : Words

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Christmas Joy

Just Add Ink : Just add C (Christmas,Candy Cane,Copic colouring,Crystal Lacquer and…Candy Elf C…LOL)

Pattie’s Creations : Any Christmas Creation with an image

Polkadoodles : Traditional Christmas

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Season’s Greetings

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Festive Colours

Scrap & Craft Challenges Anything Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Kiss-mass Wishes :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Decorations.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.

Who wouldn’t want a Christmas kiss from the lovely Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs?She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the mistletoe berries given dimension with Liquid Pearls.Unfortunately the camera has failed to pick up on the 3D Crystal Lacquer on her boots – but it is there,honest :) She’s been fussy cut to allow her to be added to the wreath.I made this by die cutting a kraft card ring,then arranging die cut foliage of holly leaves and two types of pine branches,letting the base cardstock to peek through.All topped off with a couple of sprigs of mistletoe – of course!I trimmed one stem to make it a little shorter than the other.That’s the beauty of this die as you can decide how you want to make it up as all the components are cut separately.The ribbon hanging loop has been stapled on for security then covered with the bow for a neater finish.A few recycled pearly buttons have been scattered around for extra decoration :)

Supplies :

Image : Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls,3D Crystal Lacquer

Cardstock : Kraft and two Green tones from stash,White Pearlescent (for die cut berries) Kars X-mas Collection

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (for holly leaves),Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Mistletoe,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Gingham Ribbon from stash,Buttons cut from the kids old school shirts

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls (hope liquid ones count?!)

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything BUT Cards

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 : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Everything Goes

Cheery Lynn Designs : Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows

Quirky Crafts : Anything Christmas

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

Allsorts : Use at least 3 Diecuts

Alphabet Challenge : T is for Tis The Season

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Christmas

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cuts

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes – Holiday

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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