Sweet ‘n’ sparkly

This weeks challenge at Pear Tree Designs is Glitter/Sparkles.Our sponsor this time is One Stop Card Crafts and they are offering one lucky winner a prize!So what are you waiting for?Pop on over for more details and to check out the fabulous DT creations.

I decided to make a tent card as I haven’t made one for a while and it fitted with my idea for this card perfectly.The main image is a C C Designs Swiss Pixie and the Birdhouse is from the same set.Both have been coloured with Promarkers and have had touches of Diamond Stickles added even tho’  it doesn’t show well in the pic.(Deeply disappointed!)The papers are the My Mind’s Eye freebie that came with the August issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I love these papers so much that I did some detective work and found out that in real life they’re from the Contrary Collection.The card I’ve used is Core’dinations Gemstones.It has a beautiful sparkly,pearlescent finish.I’ve used Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities to create the aperture and pierced around the edge of the frame.The white strip has been punched with the Martha Stewart Flower Bed Deep Edge Punch.The swirly leaf has been cut using Marianne Design Creatables Ribbon Flower 3 and the pink flower using Flora 1.The  petals on the paper rose have been edged with Diamond Stickles.I’ve added a little bird cut from the paper stack, more Stickles on his chest, and a butterfly charm to the Birdhouse.I’ve used pink and green pearls as finishing touches.All corners have had a small corner rounder punch used on them.

Look out here come the challenges :

My Time To Craft – Angelic

Creative Card Crew – To Die For Challenge

The ABC Challenge – You and Me

Flutterby Wednesdays – Open theme

Quixotic Challenge – Pearls

The Pixie Cottage – Sketch and or aperture (just the aperture)

Your Next Stamp – Flower Power

Fresh Brewed – Summertime

Creative Craft Challenges – Summer Lovin’

Dutch Dare Card Challenge – Flower Inspiration

Craftalicious Challenge – Cute

The Craft Garden – Fairy

Tiffany Doodles – Birds and Windows

2 Sisters Challenge – Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon – Nestabilities

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenges – Apertures

Speedy the Cat’s Challenge – Punch it

Fairy Fun Friday – Photo inspiration  

Gingersnap Creations – Random Redhead Challenge : Fairies

Charisma Cardz – Watch the birdie

Cute Card Thursday – Schools Out for Summer

Aud Sentiments – No sentiment 

Shelly’s Images – Anytime

Hanna and Friends – Unused stamps (both of them!)

Cowgirl’s Sunday Stampin’ Challenge – Sherbet and Ice cream colours

Stamp with Fun – Fairies

Paper Sundaes – Lots of Layers


Lisa x

A present surprise!

Here’s my DT card this week for Craft Your Passion.There is the prize of digital images for one lucky winner.Why not drop by for more details and take a look at the amazing work by the DT.This time there is a sketch to follow:

I got to work with this cute little fella.He’s called ‘Choupinou cadeau’ and is available at CoCoDingo.He reminds me so much of my DS1 – a cheeky chap with a heart of gold.So I coloured him with Promarkers,giving him a shock of blonde hair.Just like my boy.I cut the piece out using Eastern Oval Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies.I used a mix of Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks around the edges.Now because I’d used the largest one for the image I then had to cut the matting piece by going around the edge with a craft knife. I covered up the raw edges with a Promarker in a complimentary shade.Next I embossed the two panels with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder.The paper is K & Co Hopscotch.The coloured card is Papermania Textured.I stamped the greeting from a  Forever Friends Christmas stamp that came free with a magazine.I’ve used a Lip Pattern punch on the corners,inked up my base card in the same Distress Inks and added 3(!) of my precious buttons.I LOVE using them but HATE giving them away!I think I will give this to my Son for his Birthday – that way they get to stay in the family!

I tried something new ( well for me at least).I’ve decorated the inside too :

I’ve used the same materials as on the front except I used a smaller version of the image and the addition of faux buttons cut from Circle Nesties – well normal ones would just be TOO bulky wouldn’t they?OK so it means I wouldn’t have to part with any more real ones.I created the verse on the computer.

Brace yourself  here come the challenges :

My Time To Craft – Angelic

Creative Card Crew – To Die For Challenge

Simon Says Stamp – Photo Inspiration

Meljen’s Designs – Circles Galore

Delightful Sketches – Summertime Colours

Digi Doodes Shop’s Best – Texture

Craftilicious Challenge – Cute

Stampin’ B’s – Polka Dots

Beary Scrap – Emboss it!

Alphabet Challenge – K is for Kids

Alota Rubber Stamps – Inside and Out

Crafty Creations – Make your own buttons

Clearly Delightful – Pearl,Bling and Button Things

I Did It Creations – Special Occasion

2 Sisters Challenge – Anything goes

Ellephantasic Challenge – Birthday

Speedy the Cat Challenge – Punch it

K L Stampin N’ Scappin – Dry Embossing

Lucy’s Cards – Buttons

I Love Promarkers – Distressed

Paper Sundaes – Lots of layers

Incy Wincy Designs – Distress it!

Pollycraft Monday Challenge – Bold and Bright


Lisa x