Purplicious Delicious!

This week at Craft Your Passion it’s all about technique.We’d love to see some CRIMPLED PAPER .Screw it up in a ball,run it through a ribbler,add some ink or colour,use DP,get as messy or stay as clean as you like,do anything- the choice is yours.Plus it’s so much fun!!There’s the chance to win some fab digi images too!!Pop along to play along and gain some inspiration from the wonderful DT creations.Although we want you to have fun PLEASE read and abide by the few rules we have (they’re in the sidebar plus a reminder of  one in the challenge post).

I got to play with this sassy little lady – she goes by the name of  Rockette sexy and can be found at CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps.I made this card for my DD1 who’s Birthday is coming up this month.So it made a lot of sense to go purple as it’s one of her favourite colours.Being a total mucky pup I decided to get out my Moon Shadow spray inks.They are made up of walnut ink with added mica powder.They don’t look much when wet but once they start to dry the shimmer really shows.I started with a piece of normal copy paper and gave it a liberal dousing with the ink then screwed it up in a ball- just like that!I uncurled it whilst still wet being careful not to tear it and left it to dry.I think this technique really lends itself to these inks as the mica tends to gather at the creases.A few words of warning tho’.These are great to work with but can stain.I used mine in the kitchen on a plastic sheet,wore rubber gloves and mopped up any mist that escaped immediately and you definitely don’t want to be wearing your best clothes!

So maybe you CAN make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear!(Sorry if you not familiar with the phrase).I even had enough left over to make a crumpled flower.I found a great tutorial by accident here.I did make a few changes tho’.I only used a 1  1/2″ plain circle punch,6 layers and a small brad.


Supplies :
Image : Roxette sexy by CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps
Sentiment : Anytime Messages  Clear Stamp Set by Hero Arts
Paper & Card : Core’dinations Gemstones,Plain copy paper
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,1 1/2″ Circle Punch,Pokey/Piercing Tool,Cuttlebug Kassie’s Brocade 5″ x7″ embossing folder,Sizzix Big Shot
Embellshments : Papermania Gem (added to her necklace),Small brad (holds the flower together)


Some challenges this is an entry for :
Creative Card Crew – Bloomin’ Marvelous
Tuesday Throwdown – Punches (to make the flower)
The Creative Cottage – Bling It On!
Little Red Wagon – Make Your Own Embellishment
C.R.A.F.T. – Fancy Floral
Glitterbabe’s Challenge – Embossing (the camera hasn’t picked it up too well – think it’s all the shimmer)
Crafty Catz – A Birthday card for a child with sparkle (although she’ll be 17 she’s still my baby!)
Stamp Something – Celebrate Something
Crafty Calendar – Autumn Birthdays 
Mami Doodles – Girls Birthday card with sparkle
E.C.P. – Purple
Gingerloft – All that glitters or blings



Lisa x

Cat’s Lucky!

Well,it’s Monday so it’s time for a new challenge at Pear Tree Designs.This week we want to see your GOOD LUCK  cards/projects.So the words GOOD LUCK must be visible somewhere.

We also have THE CHARACTER CAFE as our sponsor and the winner will get $10 Gift Certificate as their fantastic prize to spend in their store!!They have some beautiful images.So head on over to join in the fun but PLEASE check out the rules in both the sidebar and challenge post.Take a peep at the brilliant DT samples while you’re there and maybe welcome our newest member Karla!

For my card I’ve used a Lucky Cat or his proper name Maneki Neko.He’s from Banana Frog’s Kawaii Kokeshi set.I’d already done my homework on these little cuties before and found apart from the traditional ones you mostly see they do come in different colours/designs.So I thought I’d go with these colours to compliment the papers.I’ve also added pearls as they are seen in many cultures as a symbol of good luck.Apart from that that are just so pretty!


Supplies :
Image : Part of Kawaii Kokeshi set by Banana Frog
Sentiment : Computer generated by me
Mediums : Promarkers,Lemon Atyou Spica Copic on bell and coin and Black Atyou Spica Copic on his ears,eyes nose and collar(altho’ the camers hasn’t really picked up on this),Real Black Impress Dye Ink Pad (find this works better on clear stamps better than Memento)
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Card,Wilkinsons white card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Eastern Round,Nestabilities Standard Circles,Cuttlebug Vintage 2 x 2 Die Set (corners),Crafts Too Daisy embossing folder, Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments : Flat backed Pearls


Some challenges this card is an entry for :
A Spoon Full Of Sugar – Spots and Stripes
Anything Goes – Going Round In Circles (hope shaped ones count?!)
I Love Promarkers – Pearls and Swirls
Paper Pretties – Animal/Animal Print
Hanna and Friends – So Dotty
2 Sisters – Animal Fun
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge – Circles
  Alphabet Challenge – W for Wings (butterfly on backing paper)
Catch the Bug – Anything Goes 
Stamptacular Sunday – Layer It On ; at least 5 layers on your card
Pollycraft Monday – Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes – Something from your stash (I’ve had most of this stuff a fair while)
Sweet Stampin Challenge – Punch It Out (die cuts are acceptable)

Lisa x