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

A Dino-mite day :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

Aren’t these just the most cute fun dinosaurs you could wish to meet?!They’re from the Tiny Dinos set by Doodle Pantry.As with all their sets you get so much in them :D Here I’ve printed the dinos onto some of the patterned papers included with them.I’d already printed them onto card as I wanted extra stability once they were fussy cut.Their eyes and the spots on the stegosaurus have been paper pieced.The spots have even been done so with spotty paper  ;) I die cut some hills for them to play on and the sentiment,which is also included,has been cut with a stitching edged die.A couple of eyelets have been used to embellish.The dinos and the sentiment have been popped up on foam tape for dimension.Yeah,I know I’ve backed the scene with white rather than a sky blue.That’s for more contrast against the kraft and the card the sentiment is mounted on :)

Supplies :

Images,Sentiment and Patterned Papers : All from Tiny Dinos by Doodle Pantry

Cardstock : White & Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes

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

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

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

Crafty Time : Punches or Dies

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Layer It Up

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

SLS Lines Challenge : Use Die Cuts or Punches

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Use Pattern Paper

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : We’re Going Dotty

Deep Ocean Challenge : Two Stamped Images

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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

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