How does your garden grow?

This week the challenge at Pear Tree Designs is ‘BEST WISHES’.So any creation featuring these very words is the order of the week!We also have the fabby Lilac Lemon Designs as sponsors this time too.So head on over for details on how to play along.Don’t  forget to check out the wonderful DT inspiration and welcome Susie as our new member!

I’ve used a stamp from the Cute Characters Set 1 and coloured her with Promarkers.The sentiment is from the same sheet.The papers are a freebie My Minds Eye pad that came with a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.The coloured card is Papermania Textured.I’ve used a mix of Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Scallop dies.To create the tag I punched a hole with my Crop-o-Dile and set a heart shaped eyelet and threaded it onto a length of waxed cord.I cut some felt flowers with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die and topped them with some square Papermania buttons also threaded with the same cord.I used a large corner rounder punch too to add some interest.

Here are some challenges this card is an entry for:

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge : What Little Girls Are Made Of

Speedy the Cat’s Challenge : Think Flowers

I Did It Creations : Anything Goes

If  The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Die Cuts

The Res-Q-Challenge : Flash those pearlies

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Flowers

Pixie Dust Studio : Pretty in Pink

Little Red Wagon  : Summer Theme

Creative Card Crew : Let’s get cute and girly

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge : Anything Goes

Simon Says Challenge : There ain’t no cure for the Summertime blues

E.C.P. : Girly theme


Lisa x

You’re A Star!

At Craft Your Passion this week it’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’.Such a fabulous challenge – you can let your imagination go wild!Please click on the link to see how to play along,check out the fantastic (as ever) fellow DT samples and grab yourself the chance to win some brilliant digi stamps!!

For my card I’ve used ‘Playful Star Cub’ from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.So adorable and full of fun – he looks like he’s ready to pounce,but in a nice way!He’s been coloured with Promarkers and the patches on his eyes were given a coating of Clear Copic Atyou Spica (although the camera hasn’t really picked it up).The papers are from The Wobblers CD-rom and are leftovers from a previous project.After adhering the layers to the front of the card I cut an aperture using Nestabilities Labels 1 (saves any fiddly measuring and lining up) and cut a frame with the help of a magnetic mat.I added an acetate window.I’ve made aperture cards before but this is the first time I’ve used acetate this way.I’ve seen it on a few cards and thought I would ‘borrow’ the idea.I stuck some more papers inside including the front to cover up where I’d put the window in.I stuck the cub,using PVA glue,by his paws and tail after shaping him a little with my fingers.The sentiment was printed from the computer onto Safmat,cut out and placed on a Maxi brad.They were to hand still in the bag as I’d never gotten round to putting them away!I’d not seen these before and found them in a half price bargain bin.I thought they’d be ideal as a novel way to add greetings to cards or stamped on for embellishments.

Here are some challenges :

Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Get Dotty

Order of the Opus Gluei : You’ve got to move it,move it

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge : Animal/Animals

I Did it Creations : Anything goes

If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Die Cuts

Raise The Bar : ABC (Animal,Brown,Clean and Simple)

Delightful Challenges : Animals or Insects,Dots and Stripes

The Creative Cottage Challenge : Acetate

I Love Promarkers : Acetate

Fab ‘n’ Funky : Use your favourite colours (I just love browns and blues together whatever the shade)

Papertake Weekly : Something Old (papers),Something New (brads),Something Borrowed (acetate window technique),Something Blue (there is a fair amount of blue as an accent colour)

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge : Anything goes

By the Cute and Girly – Animal Antics

Ooh La La – Spots and Dots


Lisa x