One little Sugarplum…

…sitting on the wall.

At Pear Tree Designs this week the lovely Donna has set a fabby sketch to follow :

Our sponsors are One Stop Card Crafts and they are offering one lucky winner a fantastic Goody Bag. Full details on how to enter are posted on the challenge blog , so take a peek!You’ll see the rest of the DT’s wonderful cards too!!

For my card I’ve used a stamp from the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Limited Edition Kit Take A Seat from All That Scraps.I’ve found it’s far more economic to buy these kits from them as even having them shipped really cuts the cost of buying each individually in the U.K.They’re even showing a few left in stock if anyone’s interested.I just love the cuteness of these stamps plus they’re just perfect to colour with Promarkers,as I’ve done here.I stamped the wall she’s sitting on to some card that matches the papers but , I stamped her onto a piece of white card,coloured her and cut her out.Not only does this give dimension it gives the ideal base to colour the skintones.I found this gorgeous pack of A4 Papermania Persimmon papers on offer at Colemans Craft Warehouse  for the bargainous £2.99.Also included in the set are two sheets of die cut shapes.I used one to stamp my sentiment onto.If you live close enough it’s well worth a visit!

Supplies :
Image : From the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Limited Edition Kit Take A Seat
Medium : Promarkers
Sentiment : From Kanban Wobblers Farmyard Friends stamp set
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Persimmon Collection,Coloured card Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Colossal pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Border Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circle dies,Big Shot

Embellishments : Papermania tube of orange/brown buttons,blue thread from stash

Some challenges this card is an entry for :
2 Sisters : Birthday
AiFactory : Garden Party
Anything Goes : The letter B (Blue , best wishes and buttons)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
CES : Forever Autumn (Colours)
Creative Card Crew : Let’s Punch It
Daring Cardmakers : Topaz
Creative Stamp Friends : My Favourite Stamps (C.C. Designs)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : You Spin Me Right Round
Ellephantastic : Blue
Fresh Brewed : Anything Goes with optional sketch (just anything goes)
If The Shoe Fits … Scrap It! : Feeling Blue
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Paperplay : Circles
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes Birthday Challenge
Raise the Bar : Let’s see those curves
Stamp Insanity : Punch-drunk love
Wee Memories : Birthday Bash  
Lisa x

Autumn Days

Over at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best the challenge is FALL FOR ME.We’d love to see your Autumn/Fall projects.Head on over to join in and see full details on how you could be the lucky winner of  a $10 Gift Certificate or GDT slot.You’ve got to take a look at the ever fabulous projects by the DT too.

For my card I’ve used the beautifully drawn AUTUMN SCENE from Digi Doodle Shop .There are some some specials this month – check out my side bar then why not head on over for some bargains !!

I printed the image out in quite a large size and coloured it with Promakers.I wanted to create a typical Autumn sky so I started with a layer of grey cloud,followed by some pale blue sky and finished with some orange,yellow and pink tones for where the sun hangs low in the sky at this time of year.I used a Promarker Blender pen to weaken and merge the colours.I used the same technique on the grass. I wanted the leaves and trees to be the main focus.I cut around the leaves and frame as much as I could and shaped the leaves and mounted them on tiny foam squares. (I’ve lost my silicone glue – help!!)

The base card is a size of my own invention!!I cut two pieces of Kraft 8″ x       7 1/2″ ,first scoring a little way in from the top on the back piece to make a hinge, then adhered them together using ultra strong DST.


Supplies :
Image : Autumn Scene  from Digi Doodle Shop
Medium : Promarkers plus Blender pen
Cardstock : Kraft, Mustard and Burgundy leather look from my stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut craft knife,decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Orange Jute Ribbon from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Big button from Whirligig Bag- O-Buttons,Raffia from stash




Some challenges this is an entry for :
Cards For Men : Anything Goes  – aslong as it’s male
Fun at Fairy Knoll – Anything Goes
E C P : Autumn or Fall
Catch The Bug : Whirling,Swirling,Twirling Autumn
2 Sisters :No designer paper
Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Your favourite technique (colouring with Promarkers with the Blender pen)
Digital Tuesday : I’ve been framed
Cupcake Inspirations :
Gingerloft Creations : Buttons (OK there’s only one but it’s a BIG one !)
Little Red Wagon : Use Red
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Fall card incorporating leaves
AiFactory : Garden Party
Paper Sundaes : Create  a card for a boy/man
Lisa x

Handbags and Gladrags

Over at Craft Your Passion this week it’s ANYTHING GOES.Go on go wild and get creative!!There’s also some digi stamps waiting for one lucky winner.Why not pay us a visit to check out the rules and play along.There’s loads of inspiration from the DT’s wonderful creations too.

I thought I’d have some fun with this Sacoche image from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps.I bought a pack of card with animal prints a while back to use with some animal stamps I had but never got round to it ( as per usual – so many ideas so little time!).It also made a change from reaching for the Promarkers.Plus animal prints are big in fashion at this season.I have to admit I don’t wear them myself.Personally I think they look far more beautiful on the animals nature graced them with.In fact the only animal print clothes I’ve ever worn were a pair of leopard spot jeans I found after seeing the girl in Michael Jackson’s Thriller video wearing them.I don’t thimk I looked as good as her tho’!!Er…anyway back to the card.Because the card is glossy I embossed it with black detail powder as soon as it came out of the printer.Not only beacause it would’ve taken an age for the ink to dry but to define the outline.It also acted as a reservoir to contain the glue before the glitter was added and a white paint pen I used on the flower on the front of the bag.I also paper pieced it using foam pads for more dimension.

It’s a bit OTT glam and I really can’t imagine who on Earth I could really give this to.I just wanted to play around and have fun!

This also reminds me of the theme from The Office  – an incedibly funny programme starring Ricky Gervais.Oh and the Stereophonics version of the song.Hence the title.

Supplies :
Image:Sacoche from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps
Mediums : Stampendous Black Detail Embossing Powder,Fine glitter,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA,White paint pen,Silver Metallic Promarker
Card : Black and silver Mirri from stash,Red card from Papermania Capsule Textured Cardstock Colossal pack,Animal print from a Kanban pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Rectangle (Large) and Classic Rectangle (Large),Big Shot
Embellishments : Maribou feather I’ve had for yonks!Flower gem from a Papermania caddy

Some challenges this card is for :

Everybody Art : Photo inspiration
Papertake Weekly : Sparkly and Bright
ABC Challenge : G is for Glitter
Inktegrity : Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers : Halloween or Halloween colours (Black,red and silver seem pretty Vampiric to me!)
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Anything goes 


Lisa x

Remember Remember…

…the 5th of November!

At Pear Tree Designs it’s BONFIRE NIGHT.So any card/project related to Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes/November 5th is what’s required.

We have a fabulous sponsor in the form of The Character Cafe.They are offering one lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate!Please check the challenge blog for full rules on how to be in for a chance to win.You might also like to gain some inspiration from the rest of the DT’s wonderful creations.

 As I didn’t have anything suitable in my stash I suddenly remembered seeing a few craft projects on peoples blogs using images from Elizabeth O. Dulemba,a children’s book author and illustrator.Although they are colouring pages aimed at children the art is so beautifully drawn they lend theirselves to crafty projects too.As with any artist it’s important to respect  copyright.Here is a copy of her Angel Policy .

It’s well worth visiting all areas of this site to see all her books and artwork.They are all amazing.

To make it nice and sparkly I printed the image,having flipped it horizontally first,onto inkjet acetate then applied glitter with a dries clear PVA glue.I mounted it over some glitter card attatching it with brads to add even more sparkle.I simply created the background using embossed and die cut pieces of Core’dinations Gemstones card.


Supplies :
Image : Fireworks by Elizabeth O.Dulemba
Mediums : Fine glitter,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA
Card : Core’dinations Gemstones,Glitter card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Small corner rounder punch,Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls embossing folder,Crafts Too Stars embossing folder,Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners #2 die,Big Shot
Embellishments : Dovecraft Brights brads


Challenges this card is for :
ABC Challenge : G is for Glitter
Papertake Weekly : Sparkly and Bright
Crafty Creations : Halloween or Autumn
The Creative Cottage : Embossing
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Keeping it clean and simple
Inktegrity : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties : Make a square card
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Metal (just the metal)
CCEE Stampers : Clean and simple
Cute Card Thursday : So Transparent
Shelly’s Images : Tic,Tac,Toe (Brads,Punch,Embossing)
2 Sisters : No Designer Paper

Lisa x

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