Bling on Autumn

OVER THE TOP BLING BLING is what we want to see at Cowgirl’s Sunday Stamp’en Challenge.The more sparkle and glitz the better.Who doesn’t deserve a bit of glamour in their lives.So pull out all things glittery,shimmery and bejewelled and get busy!! 

We also have Delicious Doodles sponsoring us this week.

So there are lots of prizes up for grabs.The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from Delicious Doodles plus a winner’s badge.The top 3 will each receive 1 image of their choice from Cowgirl-Up Digital Stamp’en Ranch.No excuse not to pop along and play!You will also get the chance to see the beautiful creations by the DT.


For my card I’ve used the adorable Fall image from Cowgirl-Up Digital Stamp’en Ranch.It even has 15% discount.There are many other images included in this offer too – so what you waiting  for go grab yourself a bargain or few!!This is a fantastic image if you love colouring as much as me – there are so many fabulous details.

I created the pumpkin embellishment from Core’dinations Gemstones card using a Nestablities Classic Scallop Oval die and Sizzix Sizzlits Elegance Decorative Strip,trimming off the parts that weren’t needed.

As per usual I don’t seem to have captured the full sparkle on this.Apart from adding a generous amount of Stickles I’ve also sprayed the patterned paper and raffia lace ribbon with Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle Gold Glitter Varnish – it really glitters IRL.I’ve also used Core’dinations Gemstones card which has a lovely pearlescent sheen and I think you can just make out the tiny gems twinkling away.I had a brainwave of using this Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set so that I could set them around the edge.Boy were they fiddly to handle,even tweezers were useless.Why,oh why do I set myself up for these things?!Still I got there in the end!!

Supplies :
Image : Fall available from Cowgirl-Up Digital Stamp’en Ranch
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Mediums : Promarkers,Diamond Stickles,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle Gold Glitter Varnish
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Core’dinations Gemstones
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Punch Around the Page set,Large corner rounder punch,Nestabilities Classic Scallop die,Sizzix Sizzlits Elegance Decorative Strip,Big Shot
Embellishments : Raffia lace ribbon,2mm gems from Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel 


Here are some challenges this car is for :
There’s Magic in the Air : Die Cuts
A Spoon Full of Sugar : Let’s get punchy
Creative Card Crew : Let’s punch it!
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Anything Goes But Buttons and Bows
Papertake Weekly : Sparkly and Bright
Passion for Promarkers : Best Friends ( I know  scarecows and crows aren’t supposed to get on but these two seem to have hit it off!)
Scrap-Creations : Be Thankful
ABC Challenge : G is for Glitter
Crafty Creations : Halloween or Autumn
The Paper Variety : Photo inspiration
Aud Sentiments : Thanks
Joan’s Gardens : Something from nature but not flowers,Something punched,Something green,A background for your focal point
Stampin’ B’s : Thanksgiving featuring pumpkins
Daring Cardmakers : Halloween or Halloween colours
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat’s Challenge : Holiday card 
Simon Says : Punch Em
E.C.P. : Autumn or Fall
Crafty Ann’s Challenge : Ribbon,gems and at least one embellishment made of paper or card
4 Crafty Chicks : Roll with the Punches
Catch the Bug : Whirling Swirling Twirling Autumn
Scrappy Frogs : Give Thanks
Lisa x

Beauty of the sea

It’s an ANYTHING GOES challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.So grab the chance to get creative!!There’s also the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in the store.So click on the link to see the full details on how to play along.Stop and take a look at the DT’s amazing work whilst you’re there too.

I chose this stunningly beautiful Mermaid.I just love the way her hair tumbles down to cover her modesty.She looks pretty deep in thought too.Hmmmm I remember having a waist like this once ……. but that was before I had 4 children.Well that’s my excuse and I’m sure my passion for chocolate has absolutely nothing to do with it!!

I had this piece of paper in mind as the perfect background for her.As it’s quite a busy piece I wanted to keep the rest a little more simple.So I created an aperture and added a piece of paper from the same collection inside the card. It’s difficult to tell but I did mount some acetate behind the aperture.To finish the card I just added the lace,die-cut flowers and pearls.Because it took such little time to create the layout it meant I could concentrate on my favourite part – the colouring!I mounted her using silicone glue to give dimension.In fact the longest part was waiting for the glue to dry!

She does have Glossy Accents on her tail but the camera hasn’t picked it up 😦

Supplies :
Image : Mermaid from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP K&Co,Blue card Core’d dinations Gemstones
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Labels Four,Magnetic mat (to create frame),Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Bigz Die,Big Shot
Embellishiments : Lace trim from stash, 4mm flat backed pearls from a mixed bag from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts  


Here are some challenges this card is for :
Incy Wincy Designs : Lace and Pearls
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Die cutting/Punches
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays : Anything goes but no buttons or bows
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Keeping it Clean and Simple
Inktegrity : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Add Flowers
Frosted Designs : Let’s see your die cuts
Stamp Something : October Digi Day
Speedy the Cat’s Friends : Die Cut or Punched
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Distressed
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
Paper Sundaes : A Natural Woman
Simon Says Challenge : Punch’em (punches or die cuts)
Lisa x

Glittered ‘n’ Groovy

We want to see you get busy with the bling,sparkles or glitter this week at Craft Your Passion for our ADD GLITTER/SPARKLES challenge.Who doesn’t like a bit of glitz in their life?So head on over and join in the fun. There are some digi stamps to be won and why not grab some inspiration from the fabulous DT creations while you’re there?!

For my card I chose to work with Cool Girl from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.I couldn’t think of a more perfect,girly image to give a shimmering make-over.

Here’s a closer view.I really struggled to capture the glitter on camera.Sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn’t 😦

It’s showing up better on the image but the floral patterened paper and the flowers are glittered quite a lot too.I wonder if the camera’s homing in on the image and that’s why it’s not showing?If anyone has any tips/ideas on how to improve the results please could they share their secret with me?

Supplies :
Image : Cool Girl from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment :From Kanban The Wobblers Farmyard set
Mediums : Promarkers,Copic Atyou Spica Pens in Black and Clear for the shading on her boots,Crystal Glitter
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,Green card from the Papermania 8 x 8 Christmas Textured Cardstock
Tools: X-Cut guillotine,Large corner rounder,Nestabilities Scalloped and Classic Oval Dies,Marianne Design Floral 1Createables Floral Dies,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments :Brads from the Papermania Red & Pink pack,Ribbon £1 pack from The Works,Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers
Here are some challenges this card is an entry for :
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge : F is for Flowers
Inky Impressions : Add Flowers
Pals Paper Arts :Bring on the Bling
Southern Girls : Glitter
Glitterbabe’s Challenge :Frame it
Cooking It Up With Katie : Double Up On Glittery Letters
Lexi’s Creations : Happy Birthday
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes Birthday
Stamp Something : October Digi Day
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
One Stitch At A Time : Any Celebration
Totally Gorjuss : Sparkle



Lisa x

Country Pumpkins

It’s time to get spooky with your creations at Pear Tree Designs.This week we’d love to see your HALLOWEEN cards/projects.Please click on the link to see how to play and gain some frighteningly fangtastic inspiration from the DT!

There’s a fabulous prize on offer from our sponsor :

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More are giving the very generous prize of 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets to one lucky winner!!

Here’s another view of the Window Treat Box I made just to give more of an idea of the details on it and how the lid is held on:

When I saw this adorable image of Five Pumpkin Friends from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More I could see straight away how I wanted to use it.I found the instructions on Splitcoast Stampers for this cute Window Treat Box.The instructions are easy to follow and there is a video for support if you’re still not sure.The only difference is I cut my aperture to fit the image using my Fiskars paper trimmer.

I thought I’d go for a rustic feel rather than the traditional  Halloween colours as it seemed to suit the pumpkins so well.Although I’ve used the image in a Halloween theme I think you could use them for any Autumnal occaision.I found the sentiment from a selection at Birdscards.There’s a lot more too not just sentiments but images too – and they’re all free!

Supplies :
Image : Five Pumpkin Friends from Robyn’s Digital Stamps And More
Sentiment : From Birdscards
Medium : Promarkers
Card & Paper : Kraft card,Papermania 8 x 8 Spring Life Paper Pack,Acetate
Tools: Fiskars 30 cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Ball embossing tool,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Crop-A-Dile,Squares and Rectangles Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies,Big Shot
Embellishments : Raffia,Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets


Here are some challenges this is also an entry for:

The Crazy Challenge : Halloween
Ooh La La : Scary Stuff
Paper Playtime : Halloween
The Pink Elephant : Brown and Orange
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Boo!!
My Time To Craft : Ghosties,Ghoulies and Long Legged Beasties
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers : Nursery Rhymes (Peter,Peter Pumpkin Eater)
 Belli Challenge : Pumpkins ( old embellies are Raffia and eyelets)
The Creative Cottage : Halloween
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Things that go ‘bump’ in the night
Fresh Brewed : Sweet Treats
I Love Promarkers : Autumn
The Pixie Cottage : Something Sweet
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Boo-riffic
The Paper Variety : Project that incorperates treats
C.R.A.F.T. : Spooky
Hanna and Friends : Halloween
Meljens Design Team : Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend : Halloween/Fall
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Anything but a card
Crazy 4 Challenges : Halloween
Dutch Dare : Halloween or Purple,Black,Orange and Green
E.C.P. : Fall/Autumn
Stamp Something : October Digi Day
The Corrosive Challenge : Halloween
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
One Stitch At A Time : Any Celebration
Cupcake Craft – Sweet Treats With a Twist
Lisa x

Hoppy Halloween!

It’s a very special challenge this week at Cowgirl’s Sunday Stamp’en Challenge.We’re having a Blog Hop!

Our sponsor is Crafty Ribbons and one lucky winner will receive a bundle of ribbon plus 2 images from CJ and a winners badge!

Below is a selection of what one lucky person could win :

The Top 3 entries will each receive one image from CJ and a winners badge.

To be in for a chance to win the candy you must pay each of the DT Posse a visit in order then return to Cowgirl’s Sunday Stamp’en Challenge and leave a comment stating which Posse card/project they liked best and why.

There is also going to be a special drawing for challengers that use any one of CJ’s images to win a Grab Bag of goodies and images.

Although we would love to see you use Halloween images for the hop we understand that not everyone celebrates Halloween where they live for whatever reason.So as long as you use any of CJ’s images you will still be included in the special draw.

So if you need a Halloween image or would love one of CJ’s images to enter the draw why not pop along to Cowgirl-Up Designs Digital Stamp’en Ranch

Here is the list in order of Posse’s Blogs  just in case you get lost :


So if you came here from Kleeblatt you’re on the right track and you now need to pay Lorraine a visit.

Some more pics of my project :

I made some cute lolly covers by simply folding a square of card in half and cutting just in from the crease line.I then punched a hole halfway in the middle of the bottom.To hold them in place,once slipped over the lolly,I punched a hole and added an eyelet to the front hole and secured it with a length of waxed twine.I printed the images quite small and coloured them with Promarkers and highlighted areas witha white gel pen.

After working with the image on such a small scale I decided to make a kind of easelcard/sign to put in my window to show that we are taking part in Trick or Treat.I had a lot of fun colouring at this size (150%).I used a Circle X-Cut Shape Cutter Template to create the base .I got the idea for the floating greeting from an article by Paula Pascual in issue 82 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Supplies :
Image : Pumpkin Boy from Cowgirl-Up Designs Digital Stamp’en Ranch
Papers & Card : Coloured card from stash,Patterned papers printed from Activity Village
Mediums : Promarkers and Inksenntials White Gel Pen
Tools : Nestabilities Scalloped Circle,Standard Circle,Inverted Scallop Circle dies,Crop-A-Dile,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Shape Cutter ,Sizzix Sizzlits Elegance Decorative Strip,Cuttlebug Distress Stripe embossing folder,Flower punch,Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet set,Big Shot
Embellishments : Dovecraft Eyelets and Brads,Black waxed twine

Some challenges this is an entry for :

The Crazy Challenge : Halloween
Ooh La La : Scary Stuff
Pollycraft : Purple,Green and one other colour ( lolly covers only)
Paper Playtime : Pumpkins or Spiderwebs
Stamp With Fun : Halloween
A Crafty Little Place : Easel Card
A Spoon Full of Sugar : Boo!!
Creative Inspirations : Halloween/Fall
The Creative Cottage : Halloween
Paper Pretties : Green,Purple and Orange
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Things that go bump in the night
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Boo-riffic
The Wild Flower Patch : Twine
C.R.A.F.T. : Spooky
Hannah and Friends : Halloween
Stampin for the Weekend: Halloween/Fall
Challenge Up Your Life : Easel Card
Crazy 4 Challenges : Halloween
Double Dutch : Boo to you!
Dutch Dare : Halloween
Ellephantastic : Halloween
Frosted Designs : Let’s see your die cuts
Speedy the Cat : Die cuts or punches
Fairy Fun Challenge : Candy Wrappers
Simple Doodles : Shape it out
MAWTT : Use Promarkers/Anything goes  Sponsored by Letraset
Paper Cutz : Halloween using stars,circles,diamonds or cresents
Stamp Something : October Digi Day
Paper Romance : Make a round card
Lisa x

Hang on there – it’s all white!

The challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is to KEEP IT SIMPLE … NO DP ALLOWED,1 EMBELLISHMENT ONLY!For full details on how to play along and be in for the chance to win please click on the link.While you’re there take a look at the DT’s and GD’s  fabulous creations for some inspiration.

This challenge really gives you something to think about.It’s so easy just to grab something from your favourite paper pack and raid your embellie stash.And if your anything like me you’ve probably got a lorry load of ’em too.I found the most difficult part just using one embellishment.

White-on-white cards seem to be on trend ATM so I thought I’d try my hand at one.Here I’ve used the adorable  Hanging On from Digi Doodle Shop and used Promarkers to colour with a touch of Glossy Accents on the eyes and nose.To create more interest I embossed the base card too.Because the folder was narrower than the card I turned it over and scored the edges for a neater finish.I had a tough decision over choosing my one embellishment tho’!!I originally embossed another piece of white card and attached a cute jingly bell but didn’t think it looked quite right so swapped for a piece of an old belt,with some holes punched,to represent a cat’s collar.I would’ve loved to add the bell to this but it wouldn’t be setting a good example for everyone else would it?!!

Supplies :
Image : Hanging On from Digi Doodle Shop’s Best
Mediums : Promarkers,Glossy Accents
Card : Base and layers of white from my stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Kassie’s Brocade,Distress Stripe
Embellishment : Recycled belt


Some Challenges this card is for :
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge : F is for Flowers
Inky Impressions  : Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage : Something Sweet (you have to agree this kitty is!!)
Meljens Design Team : Anything Goes
Baby Buds Designs : Fall/Halloween (inspired by Autumn colours)
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend : Halloween/Fall (Autumn colours again)
Challenge Up Your Life : Autumn (colours again)
Crazy 4 Challenges : Fall/Autumn (colours)
The Crafty Pad : Distressed or torn edges
Order of the Opus Gluei : Wood
Paper Sundaes : For someone little (this card is for one of my DD2’s friends)
Creatalicious : Mostly white
Lisa x

Hats Crafty!

At Craft Your Passion there’s a colour challenge going on.We’d love to see your ORANGE PURPLE BLACK creations – it doesn’t even have to be Halloween either!So click on the link to play along,find more details and take a look at the DT’s beautiful work!And don’t forget there’s a prize for one lucky person! 

I decided to make a non-Halloween card using the colours.This Hat Dots image from CoCo Dingo Didgital Stamps just seemed ideal for this.I used Promarkers to add shading and depth and decoupaged just the bow for more dimension.I did use an Orange Atyou Spica Copic on the bow and dots but it doesn’t show up in the pic.The gems were originally lilac and were too pale so I coloured them with Plum Promarker.I also thought the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder would be pretty appropriate too.

Supplies :
Image : Hat Dots from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps
Sentiment:Personal Impressions Cute Character Set 2 
Mediums :Promarkers,Atyou Spica Copic,Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Card & Paper : K & Co DP,Dovecraft Designer Paper Pack,Black card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder,Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities,Big Shot
Embellishments : Papermania gems coloured with Promarker

Challenges this card is for :

Baby Bud Designs : Fall/Halloween
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Autumn Love
The Sisterhood Of Crafters : All things known as BLING
Inktegrity : Halloween or Fall
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studios : Fall into Fall
Stampin’ B’s : Fall colours
Stampin For The Weekend : Halloween/Fall
Fresh Brewed : Purple and Black
Scrap-Creations : Make It 3-D (apart from the decoupaged bow this has a lot of layers on foam tape tho’ it doesn’t show too well.I’d also like to think my shading makes the image look 3-D)


Lisa x

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