…and this little piggy did lunch!

The challenge at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is all about ANIMALS/INSECTS.So no matter how great or small any animal will count.You could also be the lucky winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Second and third place get a badge to diplay on their blogs.All three will be in the running to join us as Guest Designers if they wish.Check the challenge blog for full details.Please take a look,while you’re there, at the rest of the DT’s beautiful creations.

Don’t forget there’s 50% off in the store until the end of the month.So why not pop over and grab a few.There’s such a great choice of beautiful images.

I’ve used Let’s Do Lunch from Digi Doodle Shop for my card.They’ve been coloured with Promarkers.I then went over with the Blender pen to soften the colours a little.I also layered up the piggies to add some dimension.

The idea just popped into my head to do this.I don’t know why I always set myself up for these things.I really hate fiddly cutting out!I don’t seem to have a part of my brain that says ‘That’s really not a good idea’!!I coloured the bottom image then coloured and cut out the piglets.Next I coloured and cut out just the middle one.I shaped them with my fingers and adhered them using sillicone glue so that I could vary the height of each piece.If you notice in the pic the feet are stuck down virtually flat.This gave more roundness to their bodies.Just what I set out to achieve – so maybe it was worth it after all!

Supplies :
Image : Let’s Do Lunch from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From the 3 Birds box of stamps that were a Pick of the Week at Create and Craft
Mediums : Promarkers plus Blender,Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Old Paper,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Decoupage scissors,Marrianne Designs Creatables Ribbon Border Dies set 1,Big Shot,Gel Picker (from Pizzazz Aplenty)
Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Lilac grossgrain ribbon from my stash

Here are some challenges this card is for : 

Passion for ProMarkers : Mega Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes )
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Use a die cut
Stampotique : Punches/Die cuts
Creative Cowgirls : Anything Goes
Pattie’s Creations : Recipe – Ribbon and three embellishments 
Top Tip Tuesday : Use ribbon
Sugar Paper Sweet Treats : Anything Goes


Lisa x

Holiday Birds

There’s lots of Festive fun at AiFactory Challenge this week.The theme is HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS.You don’t need a AIFactory image to join in but there are some freebies if you’d like one of their images.You have until Wednesday 15th December11:59 EST to upload your project.If you’re uploading your project from an online gallery please tag your project with AIF060 so that we can find it easily and  leave you a comment.So stop by the challenge site to check out full details.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

But that’s not all.To celebrate the new release of the Holiday Celebrations set we’re giving it away as an extra prize.To be in for a chance to win you need to enter the challenge and mention the new set in a blog post including a link back to the AiFactory store.This starts with today’s challenge up until Christmas.

And here’s a sneak peek of what you could win :

This is the image I used to make my card:

You can find these and a lot more in the Holidays & Seasonal Stamps section.

I’ve coloured them using Promarkers and added some Polar White Flower Soft to make the trims on their hats fluffy and to give them some nice crisp snow to stand on.The bow on the velvet ribbon is actually fake.I don’t think you could tie a real one with this stuff very easily so I devised a way of adding one.With my zero sewing skills I made a loop then sewed the two ends together.Next I wrapped some more as tightly as I could around the middle of the loop and stitched it to it.The trick is NOT to cut the ribbon to length first that way you can pull it nice and taut then just snip it off once you’ve finished sewing.

Image : From the Holiday Birdy in a Cage collection at AiFactory
Sentiment : Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Mediums : Promarkers,Polar White Flower Soft,Memento Dew Drop Ink Paris Dusk
Papers : Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s tale
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Eastern Rounds,Big Shot
Embellishments : Brads from Dovecraft Christmas Brad Tower,Dovecraft Wine Velvet Ribbon

Here are some challenges this is an entry for:

ECP : Christmas
Paper Cutz : Christmas project with two patterned papers
Sew Many Challenges : Snowflakes
Stamp Something : Christmas Color Combo
Passion for ProMarkers : Anything Goes
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : Christmas
Crafty Ho’s : Any Religious Holiday
Sundays With Crissy : Christmas is coming
Lollipop Crafts : Welcome Winter
Paper Playtime : Snowflakes
The Crazy Challenge : All I want for Christmas is you
Whoopsi Daisy : Ribbons and Bows 
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Baby it’s cold outside
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Christmas Cards
Top Tip Tuesday : Use Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown : Clean and Simple
Belli Challenge : Christmas Embellishments/Papers
Little Red Wagon : Use a die cut
Penny’s Challenge : Merry Christmas
Stampavie and more : Christmas
Your Next Stamp : Punches/Die Cuts
Gingerloft Challenge : Bows
Creative Cowgirls Challenge : Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Advent/Christmas
Iris’s Spot : Holiday/Winter
Kort O Mania : Christmas Cards
Let’s Craft and Create : It’s Christmas


Lisa x