Best wishes all round

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Birthday.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.

So,I thought I’d play with my recently acquired Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle again to colour the adorable Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I chose these muted tone papers and distressed the edges too.Decided to add a lot of die cut circles and rolled some scraps of the papers to make the candles,hand cutting the flames.They’ve been tied together with some jute twine and the same twine has been used the to thread the buttons at the top of the card.As this was meant for my DH’s Birthday I gave it a masculine feel – well,hopefully😉

Supplies :

Image : Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Mediums :  Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Paper Embellishments and/or Chipboard

Amusing : Anything Goes

Penny Black and More : Birthdays

Quirky Crafts : Raining Cats and Dogs

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Artistic Stampers : All Things Distressed

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Sentiment,Lots of Layers)

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

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Card for a Man

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

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

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Animal & Why  – very difficult to choose but…going to have to go with DOG as we have a sweet,crazy rescue girl Socksteddies

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts,Stamp/Digi Image,Buttons)

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Paper Shelter Challenge : For The Boys

Stampaive and More : Button and/or Charm

Wonderful Wednesdays :  Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A spot of colour :)

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Well,here is my second card as Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

I thought I’d go creative with the colours on this cutie from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris and make him really swing too!I made an aperture tent card and once I’d coloured the image with Copic Ciao Markers along with some white gel pen highlights I fussy cut it.There are also touches of  3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes,nose and the ends of his antennae.The branch is cut freehand then the image is attached using jump rings to allow him to swing freely.The sentiment is from the same set and the colourful papers are Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers which compliment the Ladybugs perfectly.A scattering of die cut flowers with micro bead centres and a couple of bows to finish everything off:)

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer

Card : American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 32 XXL,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Magazine freebie Yellow Micro Beads,White Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cupcake Inspirations :  Inspiration #357 

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Dragonfly Journeys : Earn Your Stripes!

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girl : Any Image

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Spring

Crafting Musketeers : Spring is in the Air

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Spring Colours,Die Cut)

Open-Minded Challenges : Easter/Spring/Pastels

Scribbles Designs Challenge : A Little Note to BUG You

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Stripes and Polka Dots (stripes on paper & polka dots on ladybug)

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Pizza the action ;)

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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.

Meet Pizza Chef Mickey  by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.He’s been coloured using Copic Ciao Markers and a few touches of white gel pen.Thought what better way to display than on a pizza – well,more part of a pizza!I die cut a white card blank then covered it with kraft,with a little inking around the edge for a baked,crusty feel.Next a red card tomato sauce layer followed by a cheesy yellow cardstock.Finally a topping of pepperoni and green pepper die cuts to match those on Mickey’s pizza😀 Whipped up a sentiment using Microsoft Word and that’s that!Didn’t feel it needed extra embellishment.This will be for my DS2’s Birthday in September (gotta get ’em done early you know!) as it’s no secret in our household that it’s his favourite pizza…not sure what he’ll make of the green peppers tho’ as he’s definitely no fan of them!

Supplies :

Image : Pizza Chef Mickey by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad

Card : Kraft & Red from stash,Yellow & Pale Blue Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,Pinky-red & Green Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Big Shot,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Embossing Ball Tool,Decoupage Scissors,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Time : For the Kids

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Masculine

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Send a Smile for Kids : Animal Cards 4 Kids

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Shaped Cards

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Make It Funny

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks

Lisa x

A spot of thinking

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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.

Isn’t Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs adorable?I’ve coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers along with white gel pen highlights then fussy cut her.I die cut a full stitched rectangle then attached it to a card base the same size.Two pieces of patterned paper were cut with the next size down die before the tops were torn.I added some die cut grass at the bottom to ground her.This is in two strips overlapped as one piece wasn’t quite long enough.Sillicone glue gives it dimension.I popped a little bird in the there too,inked a little to define him.I die cut another stitched rectangle and wrote the sentiment on in white gel pen.Please excuse my terrible handwriting :S I had intended to add a printed version from a CD-rom that has elements to match the papers but when sized it to fit on the card the wording wasn’t that clear.But I do like the white pen on this paler type of kraft card.For the final touch I added a scattering of sequins:)

Supplies :

Image : Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Handwritten in white gel pen

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

Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road Freebie from past issue of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Marianne Design Grass with Birdhouse and Bird,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Use Your Stuff : Kraft

Where the HeART is : Sparkle & Bling / Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

A Gem of a Challenge : Don’t be a Square

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : To Die For

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Don’t bug me – it’s Spring!

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I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

For my card I’ve printed this sweet image from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris onto kraft card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils.They really lend themselves beautifully to this technique.The white highlights on the bug are also in pencil.I’d usually add them with gel pen as I found it difficult to get it to show over the layers of colour.Then I had a ‘moment’…it suddenly dawned on me to draw them in where I wanted them to be first!Once I’d added the colour in I just sharpened it up a bit with the white pencil.Now,why hadn’t I thought of that before…please,don’t answer that – it’s rhetorical😛 The blending has been done by pencil alone.Except for the Periwinkle glow around her.Blending solution and a paper stump to soften.I chose these papers from the Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers also from the store.They coordinate perfectly:) I printed the sentiment,from the Ladybugs set, onto kraft too and made some daisies to match the image to finish the whole thing off and not a die cut in sight.Everything has been punched!

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Card : Kraft from Stash,Black,White & Green Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Critters and Creatures  : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

“Hat’s” Spring for you!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine 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 Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.For my birthday recently I thought I’d treat myself to some decent watercolour pencils.After much deliberation and reading reviews I settled on some Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle.Then I had to find them at the right price for me – LOL.I happened across a tin of 60 which had some pretty colours perfect for card making along with some suitable skin tones:) Also included were some metallics!If you live in the UK I can recommend Crafty Arts for both price and delivery.(No connection to the company – just a very happy customer!) I did enjoy using these pencils and am pleased with the quality.Altho’ the results here aren’t too bad I still need a lot more practice with watercolouring,but with the image being so beautiful I probably get away with it – just!The rest of the card is kept quite simple with an embossed border on the kraft card base,a piece of patterned with a tear and a coordinating piece just peeking through and some pearls and ribbon from my stash that just happened to match each other perfectly:) Finished off with a stamped sentiment and distressed edges.

Supplies :

Image : Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Mediums :  Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL & 24 XXL,Border Embossing Folder Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Gnomes Inspirations – Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Great Impressions : Ladies Night

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Distressing

Robyn`s Fetish : Add a Sentiment

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

Allsorts : Purple Passion

Di’s Digis Designs : Embossing

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Corner : Flower Power

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with ribbon or trim

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

Stampaive and More : Springtime

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Whimsy Inspiration : Spring Colors or Easter 

Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring Is In the Air

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Spring

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

That’s the way the Cookie crumbles!

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This is my card I’ve made for Day 2 of the New Releases showcase at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog featuring Cookie – Let’s Eat and will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs shop soon.

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Make sure you pay the inspirational blog a visit and check out all the wonderful creations the DT are sharing!

After stamping Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs onto kraft card I coloured this cutie up with Polychromos pencils to get a furry effect.Once the bowl had been coloured some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied for shine an dimension.His eyes and nose have been given the same treatment.I’ve teamed the image with some Authentique Celebrate papers.All corners on the layering have been punched.The sentiment has been stamped and each circle die cut.A trio of button topped die cut flowers decorate the bottom right hand corner and a length of ribbon stretched across the centre of the card.The little white ‘buckle’ to brighten the card is recycled from an old bra strap!Don’t worry it had been washed first😛 LOL

Supplies :

Image : Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs

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

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,Red & Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (small circle perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot

To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Wilko Red Grossgrain Ribbon (to be found in their Christmas Department),Jute twine from stash,White Buckle recycled from an old bra

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Catch The Bug : Recycle, Upcycle or use Household item (White Buckle recycled from an old bra)

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : For a Child

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

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