Oh,you beautiful doll!

At Craft Your Passion this week we’re inviting you to ‘Bling On Your Love’.We’d love to see your creations including Bling and Red or Hearts.We have two fabulous sponsors,Glitterbabe’s Art and The Ribbon Girl.To play along visit the challenge site for full details.Don’t foget to check out the wonderful DT’s work while you’re there!

For my card I’ve used ‘Doll with heart’ from Glitterbabe.Isn’t she such a cutie!She’s been coloured with Promarkers and to give her heart some sparkle I coloured it with a Copic Atyou Spica pen. Well,I couldn’t not with an image from Glitterbabe,could I?I also added bling around the scallops.I layered two papers,having punched the edges first,but I didn’t stick them down fully as I wanted a frilly effect.A We R Memory Keepers Gromlet was attached through one of the punched holes to finish.I’ve got a ton of them I bought as a TSV on QVC an age ago and I really ought to use them more often.If you can’t quite make it out it says ‘made with love’.

Supplies : 
Image : Glitterbabe’s Art
Mediums : Promarkers,Red Copic Atyou Spica
Papers : MakingMemories
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edge Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large and Classic Scalloped Circle Large,Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners #2,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile Big Bite,Gel Picker from Pizzazz Aplenty
Embellishments : Gems from Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel,We R Memory Keepers Gromlet

Some challenges this card is for :

Passion for ProMarkers : Let It Shine (hope this still counts as I’ve a different pen too.If not I don’t mind you telling me.I won’t be offended)
Bunny Zoe’s : Love is in the air!
Aud Sentiments : Love  theme ( the sentiment is on the Gromlet)
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz : Valentine’s /Love
Crafty Sentiments : Favourite Things (Cute image,Promarkers,Atyou Spica,Martha Stewart Punches,Nesties,Scallops,Flowers,Bling,Grossgrain Ribbon and my Gel Picker – I have a LOT of favourites,LOL!)
Delightful Challenges : Have a Heart
Do You Stack Up ? Patterned Paper
Guylou’s Inimitability : Red
Meljen’s Designs : Put Your Heart On It!
Paperplay : Layer It Up
The Rubber Cafe : Sparkle and Glitter
Some Odd Girl : Scallops Galore!
Crafty Catz : Flowers
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Flowers
Simply Create : Give Your Heart Away
Totally Papercrafts : One for the Kiddies
Craft Your Days Away : Love
CES : Bold and Bright
Stamp,Scrap and Doodle : Get Punchy
Totally Gorjuss : As You Like It
2 Sisters : Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
I Did It : The Red Challenge
Pile It On : Punch It

TFL

Lisa x

Swirly and Pearly

At Digi Doodle Shop’s Best the theme is ‘Swirls’.So to be in with the chance of winning a generous $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop please click on the link for details on how to play.While you’re there draw some inspiration from the beautiful DT creations.

For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Fairy 1 from Digi Doodle Shop.She’s been coloured with Promarkers.I didn’t want to complicate things colourwise so I even blended the colour on her wings using the same ones as her skin tones and dress.I also refrained from using glitter as I wanted to give her a more ‘grown up’ look.After digging around in my punches I pulled out this rather elegant one.I haven’t used in aaaages.It was one of the first border punches I bought but it doesn’t have a name on it so I have the foggiest who made it.The swirl is cut from a Sizzix Bigz Die.I have to admit there are two on it and this is the first time I’ve used this one.Because the card was a bit too pink I used Distress Inks to tone it down.I also took the whiteness off the piece the image is on using Distress Ink and Memento Ink.I used some shell pink pearls to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Fairy 1 from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Promarkers,Distress Inks in Spun Sugar,Victorian Velvet,Antique Linen,Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Card & Paper : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,Papermania 12 x 12 Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Sizzix Bigz Swirls 2,Big Shot,Border punch name and manufacturer unknown
Embellishments : 4 mm  flat backed pearls

Some challenges this card is for :

Wags ‘n’ Whiskers : Fairy Special Challenge
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Fairy Fun Friday : Happy Birthday
Simply Create : Use Your Punches
The Stamp Man : Distressing
Wee Memories : Free Your Creativity
CES : Angels and Fairies
Paper Sundaes : Distressing
The Crafty Pad : Something Girly
OSAAT : As You Like It
Gingerloft : Things that fly
Tuesday Throwdown : Distressing
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Delight in your digi
The Sistehood of Crafters : Anything Goes

TFL

Lisa x

The Cutest Cowboy in the West

At AiFactory Challenges we’d like to see your creations ‘For the Boys’..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 2nd February11:59 EST to upload your project.If you’re uploading your project from an online gallery please tag your project with AIF065 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!

I’ve used the cute cowboy and sheriff’s badge from the Little Cowboy Digital Stamp set.I’ve coloured them both with Promarkers.I decided to make one of these shaped cards as I’ve not made one in quite a while.The quirky shape adds some interest as I like to keep my boy/men cards fairly simple.My new Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edger Punch that I picked up for the bargainous price of £9.99 from my local craft warehouse makes it’s debut here.I was thinking lassos – or maybe it’s just me!I stamped the sentiment using alphabet stamps.So there you have it!

Supplies :
Image : Little Cowboy Digital Stamp from AiFactory
Sentiment : Alphabet stamps from  Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Cleary Hand Stamped box
Medium : Promarkers,Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Papers : K & Co
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Stamp Something : Cute Somethings
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Fairy Fun Friday : Happy Birthday
Simply Create : Use Your Punches
The Stamp Man : Distressing
Allsorts : Male/Boy
Paper Sundaes : Distressing
I Did It Creations : Card for a child
OSAAT : As you like it
Creative Stamp Friends : Shapes
Die Cut Dreams : Use digital and rubber stamp together
Cards For Men : Let’s Party
Tuesday Throwdown : Distressing
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Delight in your Digi
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Anything Goes

TFL

Lisa x

Hatbox of delights

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is to use only two designer papers on your project.We have the fabulous Daisy Doodles as our sponsor this week.So head on over to play and check out the rules.Please take a look at the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Hatbox from Daisy Doodles.Rather than reach for the usual Promarkers I decided to paper piece the image.Altho’ I did manage to sneak a little in to create a shadow under the box – lol.I curved and shaped the papers and used silicone glue to give dimension.The flower,taken from the image printed onto plain white card,has been coloured with Copic Atyou Spica pens to give a glittery effect.I used my brand new Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around The Page set for the first time and I LOVE it!!I attached the punched panel to a card base cut at just under 4″,to stop it being seen through the holes,that way I could still add an insert like a regular card – and so that it would stand up!I created a tag using the same Nesties the image is layered onto and tied it on through one of the holes.I found these pearls in my stash and thought they’d be the perfect colour to finish the card.

Supplies:
Image : Hatbox from Daisy Doodles
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments
Mediums : Promarker,Copic Atyou Spica pens,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad in Rose Bud
Papers & Card :DP Freebie My Minds Eye paper pad from past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,Anita’s White 5 x 5 Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around The Page,Nestabilities Labels 3,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments :  Pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Ribbon cut from the piece that holds clothes on the hanger

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Die Cut Dreams : Use a digi and a rubber stamp together
Top Tip Tuesday : All Sentimental
Papertake Weekly : Ribbons and Pearls
Belli Challenge : The letter P (pearls,patterned paper and pink)
Penny’s : Anything Goes
Simon Says : Bingo (Gems,Glitter/Glimmer,Ribbon – if pearls don’t count as gems feel free to tell me and delete my entry,I won’t be offended)
The Creative Cottage : Shaped Cards
Inky Impressions : Tag It
Paper Pretties : Paper Piecing
Glitterbabe’s : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Celebration
Do You Stack Up : Pink
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Prairie Fairy : Happy Birthday
Raise The Bar : N.E.W. (Nestie,Embellishments/White)
Simply Create : Use Your Punches
Tellen’s Place : Polka Dots
Wee Memories : Free Your Creativity
The Corrosive : Reuse,Reduce,Recycle (the ribbbon)
The Crafty Pad : Something Girly
OSAAT : As You Like It

TFL

Lisa x

Bunnies in Spring

Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.A nice,easy challenge!Please visit the challenge blog to see full details on how to play.One lucky winner will get a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop!With so many fabulous images you’ll be spoilt for choice.Take a look at the beautiful DT creations too.

Here I’ve used Spring Time Bunnies and coloured them with Promarkers.The edges have been inked with Distress Ink and I created a sky effect using a stippling brush.Having spent a fortune on a Grand Calibur and some Grand Nestabilities dies I decided to make a shaped easel card.This was so much fun.I only had scraps of the deeper purple shade card so I cut two smaller pieces and filled the gap with some ribbon.I had enough left over to make a half shape which was perfect to prop the top part up. To add more dimension I cut a frame rather than just mat the image.The only downside with the Calibur is that you can’t use a magnetic mat to hold your Nesties in place 😦 You have to use tape to hold them in place.Not sure if this was an oversight by Spellbinders as the mat was a really great idea.Anyway I chose this sentiment as I thought Spring is such a wonderful season and we should take the time to appreciate it.

Supplies :
Image : Spring Time Bunnies
Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Cleary Hand Stamped box
Mediums : Promarkers including Blender to shade the fence,Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania 12x 12 Textured Card
Tools : Spellbinders Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,X -Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch
Embellishments : Paper flowers,brads and grossgrain ribbon from my stash

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Stamp Something: Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Flowers
Tellen’s Place : Ribbon
2 Sisters : Flowers
Wee Memories : Ribbon
Quirky Crafts : In the Spring Garden
Wild Orchid : Let’s get sentimental
Die Cut Dreams : Use a Digital Stamp with a Rubber Stamp
Karber Weekly : Ribbon
Stamps R Us : Shaped Cards
Pear Tree Designs : Free for all
Top Tip Tuesday : All Sentimental
Penny’s : Anything Goes
Simon Says : Bingo – Brads,flowers,ribbon
Cooking It Up With Katie : Use Some Cute Green Brads 
Creative Cottage : Shaped Cards

TFL

Lisa x

So tweet,tweet

The  challenge this week is Button Up (use buttons) at Craft Your Passion.So it’s time to raid your button stash!If you’d like to play along please head on over for details.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful creations.

We have a fab sponsor too,Purple Panda.Us DT were lucky to receive an image and for my card I’ve used the sweet Baby and Fruitloop.They’ve been coloured with Promarkers and the edges have been inked with Distress Inks.I’ve also created a sky using a stiff bristled brush to stipple some more Distress Ink.The shape has been created with my new toy.I treated myself to a Spellbinders Grand Calibur and some Grand Nestabilities – I deserve it!!I’ve folded a Labels 4 die in half to create my base but I had to chop the tip off the bottom to get it to stand up tho’.I decided not to use any DP for a change.I had a rummage through my buttons and also managed to find some grey embroidery thread.I dug out the sentiment stamp and punched it out.It does have a border around it but because I wanted to mount it onto some card I cut it smaller.

I’m also blogging for the first time on my new computer.It was about time our Jurassic PC was put out to grass.I’m pretty impressed but it’s going to take some time getting used to methinks.I’m also missing a lot of stuff from my old one still but I’m sure I’ll get there eventually – well, I hope!!

Supplies :
Image : Baby and Fruitloop by Purple Panda
Sentiment : So Tweet by Imaginisce
Mediums : Promarkers,Tumbled Glass,Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Card : Papermania 12 x12 Textured Card
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Label 4,Nestabilities Standard Circles,Grand Calibur,1 1/2″ circle punch
Embellishments : Buttons and thread from my stash

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Digi Stamps 4 Joy : Button Up
CCEE : Let’s Go Wild
Do You Stack Up : Distress It
Stampin’ B’s : Use a Die Cut
Aud Sentiments : Use 2 Words
Stamp Something : Anything Goes
Crafty Ann’s : Ring in the new but don’t ring out the old (New – image,Grand Calibur and Grand Nestabilities,shaped card.Old – card,buttons,thread ,Promarkers,sentiment)
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle Saturdays : Anything Goes
CES : No Designer Paper
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Things With Wings
Crafty Pad : Something new (Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities)
OSAAT : New (Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities)
Stamps R Us : Shaped Card
 

 

TFL

Lisa x

Merry and Very Bright!

Wow!This card came as a bit of a shock on completion being a stickler for traditional colours for the past five Christmas’s.Having said I actually like taking such a bold direction.Hope you agree!

This is actually the third Christmas card I’ve made this year (I’m still sticking to the same layout).I’m so determined not to leave it to the last minute this year.I don’t do resolutions   but I do make promises to myself – I don’t feel so guilty if I don’t stick to them!

Anyway back to the card.I’ve used Christmas Trevor by C C Designs and coloured him mainly with Promarkers.I was so taken with his antlers I didn’t notice ’til he arrived at my house how tiny and fiddly the details on his jumper were … oops.But I hit upon the idea of using my fine nibbed Copic Atyou Spica pens.Problem solved!I’ve die cut him using the Out-of-the-Box technique to let his legs swing free.I have to admit the yellow card was a little brighter than I wanted and I was hoping to find some green card the colour of the background of the spotty papers at my local craft warehouse but that wasn’t to be.Nevermind,I think this makes for a card full of Christmas cheer!!

Supplies:
Image : Christmas Trevor by C C Designs
Sentiment :  Freebie Christmas Digi Ticket Stamps from The Beary Scrap Blog
Mediums : Promarkers,Copic Atyou Spica pens,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad in Desert Sand
Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy,Yellow pearlescent card from stash,kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Slim Edge Punch,Nellie’s Muti Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
Embellishments :Christmas Fancy Glitter Chipboards, Christmas Fancy Trees Glittered Ribbon Stickers

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Pollycraft : New Things (stamp,papers,embellishments)
Pear Tree Designs : Circles
Creative Stamp Friends : Winter
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy : Go Dotty
ABC Christmas : Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Something New + Ribbon 
Winter Wonderland : Let’s Go Dotty
Creative Inspirations : Something New (stamp,papers,embellishments)
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges : Snowman/Snowmen (not mandatory)
Papers Sundaes : Circles
I Love Promarkers : Punches
Inky Impressions : Winter Wonderland Card
Aud Sentiments : Only two words
Meljens : Square or Round Card
PaperPlay : Cutie Patootie
Stampin’ B’s : Use a die cut
StampInsanity : Let It ALL Hang Out!
Stamp n Doodle : Winter in the Woods

TFL
Lisa x

Looking Rosy

This weeks challenge at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is Pink and Green.These must be the most predominant colours on your card/project.So for full details on how to play drop in on the challenge blog and while you’re there take a look at the wonderful DT work.You could be in the running to win a generous $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop!

For my card I’ve the beautiful Roses from Digi Doodle Shop.They’ve been coloured with Promarkers and I’ve used the Out-of-the-Box technique to die cut them.I roughed up the edges with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and used Distress Inks on the edges of the all papers and card.I added a tab from the same set as the papers and applied  some pearls to it.I tied a bow from some recycled ribbon from some clothing to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Roses from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Distress Inks in Spun Sugar ,Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint
Paper and Card : DP and tab K & Co,Papermania Textured 12 x 12 card 
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nestabilities Large Standard Circles and Large Classic Scalloped Circles,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Embellishments :Flat Backed Pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Craft,Recycled ribbon from my stash

Here are some challenges for this card:

Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes 
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Your Favorite Colouring Medium (just eh challenge ,no sketch)
Stamp Something : January Digi Day
If The Shoe Fits … Scrap It! : Ribbons and bows
Crazy 4 Challenges :
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
Karber Weekly : Digi + Pearls
Paper Crafting Journey : Let’s Get Digital
Kaboodle Doodles : Do it with Digis

TFL

Lisa x

Tutu Cute!

It’s Anything Goes at AiFactory Challenges this time.This challenge will run for two weeks instead of the usual one.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 26th January 11:59 EST to upload your project.If you’re uploading your project from an online gallery please tag your project with AIF064 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!

I’ve used the delighful Ballerina Digital Stamps Set for my card.I can see this being a great addition to scrapbook pages for the little ballerina in your life too.I’ve taken three elements from the kit.The ballerina,wand and ballet slippers.I’ve also tried something new.Instead of reaching for the usual Promakers I’ve coloured her in Paint,as I don’t have a fancy graphics programme on my antiquated computer.I cut the wand out and placed it in her hand.The ballet slippers have been hung on a brad.Of course being a girly card I had to add Stickles and bling!!

 
Supplies :
Images : Ballerina Digital Stamps Set from AiFactory
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments
Mediums : Image coloured in Paint,Rose Bud Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Diamond Stickles
Papers & Card: DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangle Large and Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large,Crafts Too Daisy embossing folder,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Gel Picker from Pizzazz Aplenty
Embellishments : Raffia lace ribbon,Papermania Reds and Pinks Brads,Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Ooh La La : Bling It On
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : January Digi Day
Paper Cutz :Metal
Card Makin’ Mamas : Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Fun At Fairy Knoll : All That Glitters
2 Sisters : Gettin’ Girly
One Stop Craft : Card for a child
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
Woodware USA : Hearts
Stampavie and More :Sparkling
The Sisterhood  of Crafters : Birthday
The Crafty Pad : Birthday Creation
Gingerloft : Celebrations
Pile It On : Cute Children
By The Cute and Girly : Bling It On!

TFL

Lisa x

A Sugarplum Christmas

Yay!I’ve made a second Christmas card!

For my card I’ve used the sweet Santa Emma from C C Designs.She’s been coloured with Promarkers and I’ve added some Polar White Flower Soft on the trims of her clothing to give a furry effect.I’ve die cut her using the Out-of-the-Box technique to allow her feet to dangle.I got to use my new Martha Stewart edge punch that I managed to pick up for the bargainous £7.99 from my local craft warehouse.I usually go for traditional colours when making  Christmas cards but thought I’d be more adventurous and give some different colour combos a whirl this year!

The design is based on this card but because this stamp is bigger I’ve started with a 6″ x 6″ base.I was so relieved to find some  finally back in stock at my local craft warehouse. I’ve making my own and really didn’t fancy doing so for all my Christmas cards!!

Supplies :
Image : Santa Emma by C C Designs
Sentiment : Freebie Christmas Digi Ticket Stamps from The Beary Scrap Blog
Mediums : Promarkers,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads in Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand,Polar White Flower Soft,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Christmas Fancy by Dovecraft,Pale blue textured pearlised card(tho’ it hasn’t shown in the pic) from stash,kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake Edge Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Eastern Rounds,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Crop-A-Dile,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch (these last 2 helped shape the piece the ticket is on)
Embellishments : Christmas Fancy Glitter Chipboards,Christmas Fancy Trees Glittered Ribbon Stickers

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Pollycraft : New Things (stamp,papers,punch,embellisments)
Stamp With Fun : Snow
Creative Stamp Friends : Winter
Papertake Weekly : Cold and Frosty Morning
ABC Christmas : Anything Goes Christmas
 Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady’s : It’s all new to me (stamp,papers,punch,embellisments)
Fun At Fairy Knoll : All that glitters
Creative Inpirations : Something New
My Sheri Crafts : Winter
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club : Punch Out Your Sentiment
Sweet Stampin’ : Try Something Different (colours)
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Something New + A Ribbon
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
Anyone For Anya : Photo Inspiration 
Christmas Card Challenges : Snowman/Snowmen (not mandatory)
Alota Rubber Stamps : Stamp,Ribbon,Bow

TFL

Lisa x

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