Con-tent-ed Swiss Pixie

The Sketchie Challenge for the Let’s Get Stamping group over at Craftbubble was set by Karen this week in the form of this sketch along with the twist of only using two colours :

As soon as I saw this layout I saw the potential to make another tent card.I’ve used an adorable Swiss Pixie stamp by CC Designs coloured with tones to compliment the colour scheme of the card.I’ve used the Out-of -the -Box technique and taken away the starkness of the cream card with Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.The papers are freebies from Summertime Designs.Please read and respect her terms of use.The red and tan card are from my stash and the colours have been toned down with the same inks.I’ve used Standard Circle Nestabilities to cut the apeture and matting layers.The red one has been embossed with my new Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder and I’ve applied Frayed Burlap ink with a cotton bud to tie in with the ladybird.I found some tan eyelets in my stash and used some tan waxed cord to hang her up.The flowers have been cut from felt using the Tattered Florals Tim Holtz Sizzix die and because they were too vivid I took the colour down with more Distress Inks.I threaded some buttons with more cord before adding them to the centres.I adhered two pieces of raffia lace either side of the apeture then tied some red raffia around,splaying and tearing the ends.I feel these elements tie in with the Vintage/Rustic look of the card.The sentiment is from the same set and the flower on it has been coloured with ProMarkers. and the edges have been inked.

I’m going to enter the following challenges with this card :

Passion for ProMarkers – Anything goes

The ABC Challenge – V is for Vintage

Charisma Cardz Challenge – Going round in circles

E.C.P.Challenges – Buttons

Flutterby Wednesday – Open theme

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – Make your own flowers

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge – Buttons and Blooms

Creative Inspirations – Distressed

Totally Gorjuss – Wings

Crazy 4 Challenges – Tent card

Daisy Doodles – Anything goes

PaperPlay Challenges – Up in the air

One Stitch at a Time – Use something new (stamps and folder)

Rosie D’s Challenge – Fairytales


Lisa x

Oh Beehave!

I’m a bit beehind (tee hee) posting this one as I actually made it for last weeks Let’s Get Stamping Sketchie Challenge at Craftbubble.Kathy,our GDT,set this sketch and the twist of using a new or rediscovered technique fro the comfort of her holiday home in Florida where she’s residing at the moment -lucky thing :

Before I dicovered Promarkers I used to enjoy colouring with Polychromo pencils and oil thinners (cheaper version of Sansodor),moving the colour around with a cotton bud rather than more expensive paper stumps.I just love this Bees stamp from Stamps Happen – it’s my new favourite – but then aren’t they all!!I also dug out some Metallic Rub Ons from my drawers to add round the edges.They’re a kind of wax that you apply with your finger.Lovely and messy.The papers I’ve used are K & Co and the card is from the DCWV Old World stack.I thought it would make a change to add coloured card for matting.I generated the sentiment on the computer and used the same pencils and wax on it.The flower  is die cut using Sizzix Bigz Daisies #2  from – dare I say it – Funky Foam that I came across while rummaging through old forgotten craft stuff.Ive also ‘grunged’ the petals with some morewax..The center has been cut from a Standard Circles Nestabilities then embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and  lightly sanded to emulate the daisies in the background.Corners have been cut with a mixture of Inverted Corner and Lip Pattern punches.

This card is for the following challenges :

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – Make your own flowers

Quixotic Challenges – Emboss it

Crafty Creations – Use your favourite stamp

Simon Says Challenge – Pink or blue with green and brown 

Just Us Girls : Wild Card Dry Embossing Challenge

Totally Gorjuss – Wings

Crafty Angels – Teal and Brown


Lisa x

A floral delight!

It’s the day of the second Pear Tree Designs challenge so here’s my DT card.The theme this week is Floral Delights so that means we would like you to create a card/project that incudes flowers somewhere on it.We also have Stitchy Bear Stamps as a sponsor and they are offering one lucky winner 4 x digital images from their store!

I chose the rather gorgeous Fae Away image to work with.She’s been coloured with Promarkers.I also wanted to try my hand at a tent card as I thought it would give her the chance to fly.The base card has been cut from some Papermania Textured card.I’ve added a layer of another colour of the same card and I’ve used some K & Co papers.The apeture and frame have been cut with Oval  Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies and I’ve dangled her using some craft wire.I created the tag with Classic Ovals Nestabilties and placed the eyelet using my Big Bite.The flowers have been made with a Martha Stewart Flower Stamp & Punch set.I’ve used a mix of Lip Pattern and corner inverted punches  and I’ve added a length of grosgrain ribbon and pearls to finish.

I’m also entering these challenges:

I love Promarkers – Sketch :

I hadn’t set out to follow this sketch but by the time I’d cut the apeture and decided to position the ribbon I thought I may as well add the other elements. 

Passion for ProMarkers – Anything goes

Stamp Something – Recipe : Designer paper,a ribbon,a bow and a tag

Stampavie and more – Happy Birthday for a girl

Digital Tuesday – Cute people

A Spoon Full of Sugar – Celebrations (Birthday)

Tuesday Throwdown – An image you can colour

The Pixie Cottage : Options of a sketch,pocket or a tag or combine all three (Tag)

Paper Play – Up in the air

If the Shoe Fits … Scrap It! – Ad inspired :

I’ve taken inspiration from the colours and girly theme.

My Time to Craft – Vivid Greetings Cards!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – Make your own flowers

Crazy 4 Challenges – Tent Card

C.R.A.F.T. – Blue and Green

Daisy Doodles – Anything goes


Lisa x