A little bird told me…

…It’s time to Celebrate!

Inside the card.I think you can tell from the colours I’m finding it hard to let go of Summer!!Maybe it’s because here in the U.K. we didn’t really have one!

The challenge for this week at Pear Tree Designs is CELEBRATION!So whether it’s a Birthday,Wedding,Anniversary,New Baby or any reason to think of to celebrate we’d love to see you card/project!!We have a fabulous sponsor too.Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More  are offering the phenomenal prize of 5 digital stamps or paper sets!!With all that on offer you’ve no excuse not to play along!!For the rules and see the fantastic DT samples please click on the link above.

I’ve used A Little Birdie Told Me  from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More and coloured it with Promarkers.Inside I’ve used a resized (love how you can do this with digis) version of the image and cut out just the birdie.It’s sooo tweet!!Hee hee.I just couldn’t resist using the freebie from Craft Stamper magazine again!(the frame has been coloured with Promarkers)I’ve also used a dot of Glossy Accents on the eyes and some Diamond Stickles on the flowers and frame of the word stamp.The other wording has been created on the computer and printed straight onto the DPs.I’ve made the flowers myself using a mix of the daisy element on the Cuttlebug OliviaAlphabet Die and a Craft Tonic flower punch with same DPs as on the card.I’ve used a fine liner pen to create faux stitching to make it look as if the two pieces have been sewn together on the band across the card.The ribbon which was originally cream has been coloured to match with Promarkers.It’s a great way to get a perfect match to your project and it saves money as you can buy more reasonably priced rolls in cream or white.Although I have a tendency to spend far too much on crafty goodies I do try very hard to snatch a few pennies back!

Supplies :
Image : Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More  A Little Birdie Told Me
Sentiment : Craft Stamper magazine October issue freebie 
Mediums : Promarkers,Diamond Stickles,Glossy Accents,Fine liner pen
Papers and card : My Minds Eye freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine issue 81,Core’dinations So Mod
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Daisies from Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet,Craft Tonic flower punch,Big Shot,Piercing tool
Embellishments : Papermania gems,Cream Dovecraft satin ribbon (coloured with Promarker)
Some challenges this card is for:
Anything Goes – Cute
Papertake Weekly – Animal Magic
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday – Celebration
Passion for Promarkers – Make your own flowers
Creative Inspirations – 2 or more images
Fab ‘n’ Funky – Quote me happy
Flutter By Wednesday’s – All winged things
Little Red Wagon – Glitter
AiFactory – Anything goes
Charisma Cardz – Anything Goes
Delighful Challenges – Make it sparkle
Stampin’ B’s – Paper piercing
Crafty Catz – Stitching
Fussy and Fancy – A Lovely Sketch  
Paper Cutz – Critter (not sure if a bird is?I won’t be offended if it’s deleted)
Paper Romance- Handmade flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges – Bling
One Stitch At A Time – Anything goes
Scrappy Frogs – Flower Power (handmade flowers)
Sentimental Sundays – Let’s see some dimension (image panel and band mounted on foam pads,hoping the decorated inside counts too)
Sundays With Crissy – Sparkle and Shine
C.E.S. Challenge – Animal Antics
Cowgirl’s Stamp’en Challenge – At least 3 DPs and 3 flowers
Daisy Doodles – Critter Mad (still not sure if a bird is included so no offence taken if deleted)
Incy Wincy Designs – Anything goes
Wild Orchid Challenge – Ribbons and Bows
If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! – Flowers
Tuesday Taggers – It takes all sorts!Sponsored by http://www.blogger.com/www.ribbonoasis.co.uk


Lisa x





The theme this week at Craft Your Passion is CLEAN & SIMPLE .So if you fancy playing along with the chance to win some fantastic digi stamps and see the rest of the DT’s amazing work please click on the link.You can also add your name to become a GDT!! 

Here I’ve worked with the darling little ‘Boy with plane’ from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and coloured him with ProMarkers.I decided given the theme I would shy away from the world of DPs and use some Cuttlebug embossing folders.I have to admit I don’t use these nearly as much as I should!To add extra interest I embossed on some Core’dinations Whitewash card then lightly sanded to reveal a subtle amount of colour.I thought the Kraft would give a good contrast.I’ve had this pack about a month and this is the first time I’ve delved into it.How bad am I at buying stuff and then not using it?VERY!!I also dug out some buttons that I’ve had since I first started card making in 2006 – just to confirm the point.I finished off with some good old hairy string.I didn’t actually buy this – it tied the price ticket onto a pair jeans.See I can be good sometimes and do my bit to recycle 😉 Not only is this stuff a great way to finish off a boy’s card it also gives,coupled with the kraft,the feeling of a package tied with string being delivered via Airmail!I love it when a plan comes together!  

Supplies :
Image : Boy with plane from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Medium : Promarkers
Card : Kraft ; Core’dinations Whitewash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Large corner rounder punch,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch,Cuttlebug folders ; Distressed Stripes and Seeing Spots
Embellishments : Buttons from stash,Hairy string from jeans label


Challenges this card is for :
Creative Belli – B themed embellishments
The Pixie Cottage – Fun and Games
The Creative Cottage – Birthday Boy
AiFactory – Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz – Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Emboss It!
Stamp Insanity – Show ‘Em Who’s Emboss!
One Stitch At A Time – Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs – Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday Challenge – No Designer Papers
Anything Goes – Cute
A Spoon Full of Sugar – Anything Goes
Allsorts – Clean and Simple
Flutter By Wednesdays – Anything with wings (plane – if this doesn’t count I won’t be offended if it’s deleted)
Tuesday Taggers – It takes all sorts!Sponsored by http://www.ribbonoasis.co.uk/


Lisa x