Butterflies are our friends,cupcake :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Mother’s Day.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.

As soon as I saw the delightful Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs I knew I wanted to make something special with her (or at least I hope that’s what I’ve managed to do?!).I found this fantastic tutorial on how to make a Cupcake Gift Purse/Box on From My Craft Room and another to make a Faux Cupcake as a little gift to go inside :

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The instructions called for a styrofoam ball or some florists foam but as I didn’t have either to hand I trimmed down a segment from a Cadbury’s Egg ‘n’ Spoon  carton.This also kind of cut the middle man out as in the directions it showed to adhere the flowers in place,holding them with a pin until the glue dried.I just took the pins and after colouring the pearl tops with a Copic Marker stuck the flowers where I wanted them,filling any gaps with leaves.As this is glued into the case and it won’t be handled by small children I’m sure nobody will get hurt ;) I have a big pot of these pins so it’s not like I’m going to miss any :P I also took one and added a metal butterfly spacer bead.

I coloured up Butterfly Friends with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,trying to capture a furry feel,before fussy cutting and positioning her on the front.This was a lot of fun to make and altho’ it looked a little daunting it really wasn’t that difficult :D

Supplies :

Image : Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Stamp Set Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Card & Other : Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass &  Worn Lipstick,Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,Craft Knife,Nestabilities Standard Square Large & Standard Circle Large,Nellie’s Multi-Frame Die Set Squares,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Tag Die from Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Decoupage Scissors,Big Shot

To Embellish : Pins,Metal Butterfly Spacer Bead& Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Flower Power

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Paper Minutes : Bears

Papertake Weekly : In the Garden

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

AuroraWings Challenge : Flowers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Eureka Stamps : Flowers

Get Creative Challenges : For the Ladies or Mother’s Day

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Whoopsi Daisy : Things with Wings

Come and Get It Got Flowers?

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Special Lady

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Sentimental Sundays : Happy Mother’s Day / Really Girly

That Craft Place : Tags

A Gem of a Challenge : More Than One Fold

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Catch The Bug : In the Garden

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Di’s Digis Designs : Load on those Flowers

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Has Sprung

Craft for the Craic : Wings

Fussy and Fancy : Lots of Flowers

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bear-ly Time to Relax ;)

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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.

Here’s Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Polychromos Pencils to add some texture to his fur and the wooden tub his bathing in.A few white gel pen highlights have been thrown into the mix along with some gloss to the bubbles and spilt water.I chose some First Edition papers that reminded me of wallpaper patterns along with a woodgrain one from another set.I was going to use an embossing folder of the same pattern but it seems to have gone AWOL!A Gromlet – or Wallace & Gromlet as I like to call them ;) – and some hairy twine (always good for hairy men’s cards) have been added.Just love these alaphabet stamps :D Well,that’s another Father’s Day card ready.

Supplies :

Image : Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Woodgrain from First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting and layering)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch.Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Layers

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Animals (just Animals)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Layers

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Many Layers

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Color an Image

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Krafty Wish :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is a Sketch Challenge.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 a sneak peek of the sketch :

Isn’t Isobel – Flower Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs just the sweetest and most gorgeous of creatures.I coloured her on kraft with Polychromos Pencils,adding a little white gel pen and Glamour Dust then fussy cutting her.I recently treated myself to these lovely papers,flowers and stamps (after wanting them for soooo long).Cut the border with Spellbinders Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities using this insert with them for the first time even tho’ I’ve had them for about 3 years!!Deffo gonna use ’em more often,but then I say that about everything ;) Buttons and twine from stash complete the look.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Flower Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass & Dried Marigold,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Paper Blossoms Peach,Buttons & Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Things with Wings

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Flowers

The Corrosive Challenges : Hip to be Square

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Daughters/Girls

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Use Kraft Card

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Add Some Sparkle

Die Cut Divas : In the Garden

Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Flowers

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Little Claire’s : April – Use Kraft Card

My Time to Craft : Spring Flowers 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Things with Wings

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes or Lots of Layers

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

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Flowers

DRS Designs : Bloomin’ Beautiful (Use Flowers)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Thanks old bean :)

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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 Father’s Day is looming here in the UK I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a little gift using Jellybean Prayer by Deedee’s Digis .These are my DH’s favourite jelly beans.He’s not big on sweets but he loves these plus the added bonus is they’re easily obtainable from my favourite discount store ;) I adapted and remeasured a Test Tube Holder idea.Boy,it wasn’t easy for someone who’s mathematically challenged but I got there in the end.I had to add an extra piece for the back panel as with having to enlarge it to accommodate the tube the card just wasn’t long enough.The rest is pretty simple.Just a couple of papers from the set (there’s LOADS in this kit),a pre-coloured image and the sentiment is one I made up.There is a similar one,along with a lovely prayer,in the set but it didn’t quite match this occasion.A pair of eyelets to attach said sentiment and we’re good to go :D

Supplies :

Image & Papers :  Jellybean Prayer by Deedee’s Digis

Sentiment : Made in Word by me

Card : Black American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nestabilities  Standard Circles Large & Small,Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything But a Card

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

That Craft Place : No Cards

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes (no cards)

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Use Kraft Card

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Something Yummy to Eat or Drink

Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Sweet Treats

Little Claire’s : April – Use Kraft Card

Polkadoodles : Anything But Square

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just keep swimming…

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It’s New Releases Preview time at Crafty Sentiments Designs.But not only that there some exciting new products too :D

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

As soon as I saw Isobel – Fishy Friends I knew I had to make one of these… ummm…not sure what you call them?It’s like a cross between a sideways tent fold and a slightly open book?!Well,at least that’s how I describe it :P

Here’s a different view as it may just explain it better than I do :

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I’ve not made one in  a while and I wanted to make it feel as if she were swimming under the sea.I stamped her out on acetate then onto my regular colouring cardstock.On the reverse of the acetate I painted the fish and bubbles with pearlescent watercolour paints,mixed to a thick consistency.I also used them on her tail and clothing on the cardstock,altho’ the camera hasn’t picked up the prettiness.Her hair and skin have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with a few white gel pen highlights.I then fussy cut her and overlayed her onto the acetate.It was pretty easy as I didn’t have to worry about any intricate details as they were already going to be there underneath :D  I added the pearls in her hair using using Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA Glue.

The card base was made from card in my stash and I die cut an aperture in the front.The sparkly paper,that I’ve had in my stash from my early cardmaking days,stuck in the back.For a little more dimension I placed some die cuts to represent seaweed poking out before adding the acetate panel on the inside.The sentiment is from a foam backed set that is an oldie from my stash too,masking off the little fish that were on the bottom, and adding pearls to fill the gaps.A piece of netting from a cheese bag,a few shells that were collected from various holidays and a rose,for a feminine touch have been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Fishy Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : From an unknown foam backed set in my stash

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Pearlescent Watercolour Paints from The Works many moons ago,Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA Glue Ivory,Jet Black Stazon Ink,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : All from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Ornate Frame,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Big Shot

To Embellish : Netting Cheese Bag,Seashells,Paper Rose and Flat Backed Pearls all from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Sentiment 

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

{Pin}spirational : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : 3 Of Something (seashells)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Open-Minded Challenges : Recycle Something (Netting Cheese Bag)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Freestyle/Fantasy

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Guitaring Into Shape!

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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.

Here’s the sweet Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’d seen these shaped cards for a while in my local craft warehouse and thought about getting them several times.Then the last time I was in there they were only £1.99 a pack!So into my basket they fell…just like that!Also treated myself to these pretty papers…and then those rather lovely cloud dies drifted off the shelf too ;) I cut an aperture in the centre of the card base then added the cloud paper behind on foam tape for extra dimension.The butterfly paper was laid on top with a punched border,which I cut in half,peeking out from the edges.A full border was threaded with ribbon and placed across so that once fussy cut she could perch on it.I die cut the swirly cloud then cut the dotted frame one from some hammer card and also backed it with the middle from that to give more definition.The stamp,a magazine freebie,fitted the space at the top perfectly.Some little pearl flowers and more of the same ribbon have been added to finish the card off.My DD1 bought herself a guitar just after her last birthday so I thought this would be good for her next one.Roll on October….lol

Supplies :

Image : Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie

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

Card & Paper : Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal,Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Hammer Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 Pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Pearl Flowers from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Include a Butterfly

Pile It On : Fancy Frames and/or Beautiful Borders

Sunday Stamper : Freeze Frame

The Ribbon Girls : Any image challenge – use ribbon or lace

Crafty Calendar : Add a sentiment

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : 2 or more patterned papers

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Things with Wings (butterflies on paper)

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Cool Shakes

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Kenny K 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 adorable Polar Bear by Kenny K I knew I would have to make a shaker card.I’ve not made one in ages and they seem to have made a resurgence in the crafting world more recently,mostly filled with sequins as part of a newish trend too but I couldn’t find mine :( Does that imply I have have too much craft stuff?NEVER!Things have been kept simple here with the White on White (not done that in a quite a while too),minimal colouring in pale blues,clear micro beads added to the shaker element and clear dew drops for a cool watery feel.The sentiment I printed out using Word to give this a male theme with the intention of it being for my DH in preparation for Father’s Day :)

Supplies :

Image : Polar Bear by Kenny K

Sentiment : By me!

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited  6 x 6 Card Blanks,Leather Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,White Funky Foam (Double layered hidden die cut frame for shaker element),Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circle,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stix 2 Clear Plastic Beads,Clear Dew Drops from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Eureka Stamps : Four-legged Friends

Stamp and Create : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Add a Sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs Include an Animal

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : Add an Animal

Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : White – Colour your image only

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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