In the pink (and black)!

It’s time to go ‘PINK AND BLACK’ at Craft Your Passion for this week’s challenge.And here’s the most fabulous inspiration pic:

Don’tcha just love him!!

For more details on how to play and win some wonderful digi stamps head on over by clicking the link.You’ll also get to see the DT’s gorgeous cards!

I chose to work with the  beautiful ‘Elf Eva’ who’s available from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.I have to admit I had ‘one of those moments’ whilst making this card.Although it was easy enough to pick the image and this pretty paper I’ve wanted to use for a loooooong time I had a bit of a disaster when it came to colouring this image.As much as I LOVE them I wanted to get away from using my Promarkers so I decided to use Polychromos pencils and low odour oils thinners (a cheaper option than Sansador) but compared to the paper the colours looked too washed out.I REALLY didn’t want to start again – I hate waste.So I hit upon the idea over going over it with the Promarkers to intensify the colour.Some people use pencils over the TOP of their markers to create more depth but wasn’t sure what would happen this way round.But you know what it worked!!It didn’t damage the pens either -bonus!And I LIKED it – another bonus.It kind of melted the and blended the pencil further.So I managed to save the life of an Elf!!

Supplies :
Image – Elf Eva from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Mediums – Polychromos,low odour oils thinners,Promarkers,Black Soot and Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Paper and card – Black card from my stash,paper Making Memories Olivia Multipack
Embellishments – Black flat backed pearls,black satin ribbon,pale blue organza ribbon coloured black with a Promarker
Tools – X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Eyelet Lace set


Here are some challenges :
Sew Many Cards : Happy Birthday
Delightful Challenges : Cute and Girly using pearls and lace
Hannah and Friends: Pearls and Swirls
Meljen’s Designs : Happy Birthday
The Sugar Bowl : Sketch and Pearls
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Use lace
One Stitch At A Time : Girlie/photo inspiration or both (I’ve gone with Girlie)
The Crafty Pad : Simply Pearls
The Paper Players : Anything goes 
Bee Crafty : Anything goes
Crafty Emma’s Store Challenges : Anything goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Pretty in Pink


Lisa x

Deer little thing,ain’t she?

The challenge at Pear Tree Designs this week is to follow  this SKETCH :

We have a fantastic sponsor in the form of Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps and More who are offering one lucky winner 5 digital stamps or paper sets of their choice.So click on the link to find out how to be in it to win it!You’ll discover some fabulous DT inspiration too!

For my card I used the adorable Farah Fawn who you can find at Robyn’s Fetish.I decided to go all ‘woodsy’ with this one as I’ve had this paper for a while and thought it would be the perfect setting for her.I couldn’t resist stamping this sentiment and adding an extra embellie!!

Supplies :
Image – Farah Fawn from Robyn’s Fetish
Sentiment – Dawn Bibby Designs Deer Woodland Creatures set
Mediums – Promarkers,Peeled Paint,Tumbled Glass and Walnut Stain Distress Ink,Jet Black Archival Ink,Inkssential Opaque White Gel pen
Papers – K & Co
Embellishments – Prima flower from the Bitty Bag,buttons from Bag-o-Buttons,green embroidery thread
Tools –  X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 1
Here are some challenges :
Sew Many Cards : Happy Birthday
Meljen’s Designs : Happy Birthday
Kah-Wink-E-Dink : Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly : 3 of something (buttons),2 of another (papers),1 of another (flower)
Cowgirl’s Stampen’ Challenge : Flower Power
Sentimental Sundays : Clean and Simple
Allsorts – Park Inspiration (garden or park theme)
Speedy the Cat’s Friends : A Friend ship card
The Paper Players : Anything goes
Bee Crafty : Anything goes
Stampin’ for the Weekend : Anything goes
Incy Wincy : Buttons and Bows
Crafty Emma’s Store : Anything  goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Use Lace


Lisa x