Plain Dotty!

The challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is to use BUTTONS!If your anything like me you LOVE buttons.Please visit the challenge site for full details on how to play along and see how you can win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop!Don’t forget to gain some inspiration from the wonderful DT projects too.

I couldn’t think of a more perfect image to go with buttons than this delightful Lady Bug from Digi Doodle Shop.With the 50% off sale being extended until 15th January now would de the perfect time to grab this image along with a few others!The image has been coloured with Promarkers and the sky area has been muted around the edges using the Blender pen.The spotty red card has been printed from the Dreams Come True CD-rom from Funky Hand.Originally it’s black spots on a white background but the beauty of it is you can print it onto any colour card or paper.I die cut some flowers from red felt and threaded a large button with some red raffia for texture.I also stitched the buttons onto the flowers as it’s difficult to use glue with felt.

Supplies :
Image : Lady Bug from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Medium : Promarkers
Papers & Card : DP Floral paper from Making Memories,Spotty red card printed from Dreams Come True CD-rom by Funky Hand,Black Papermania Textured 12 x 12 card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Siesta Lip Pattern Punch,Sizzix Bigz Flower Wedding #2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Red Floss,Paper Cellar Red Raffia

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations :
Sundays with Crissy: Ribbons
Die Cut Dreams : Quote
Whoopsi Daisy : Free & Easy
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Anything Goes
I Did It Creations : Favourite Technique (colouring with Promarkers)
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie : Button Me A Ribbon Animal
Digistamps 4 Joy : Button Up!
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Buttons
Do You Stack Up? (new challenge blog) : Cute As A Button
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge : Buttons and Bows


Lisa x

Oh baby,baby

NEW BEGINNINGS is the theme  at AiFactory Challenge  this week.So new baby,home,job etc. or any other new occasion.You don’t need an AiFactory image to join in but there are some freebies if you’d like one of their images.You have until 11:59 EST Wednesday12th January to upload your project.If you’re uploading your project from an online gallery please tag your project with AIF063 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 beautiful DT creations while you’re there!

For my card I’ve used Cute Set of Booties.I wanted to stay away from the usual pink for a girl,blue for a boy or lemon if you make your card beforehand and don’t know !So I chose this houndstooth check paper.Initially I was going to team it with chocolate but the hit upon the idea of using kraft card.I paper pieced the booties then coloured the rest with Promarkers,using Metallic Silver for the eyelets.As I felt this was  a boy’s card I wanted to keep it quite simple so I added a little ribbon to the sentiment and some piercing to the top corners of the image and sentiment.I’m pleased how this turned out after trying something new.

Supplies :
Image : Cute Set of Booties from AiFactory
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Mediums : Promarkers,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA glue
Card & paper : DP K & Co,kraft cardstock,Papermania Textured Card 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart score board,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangle Large and Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Slim Edger Punch,Piercing Tool (Pokey Tool),Decoupage scissors,Big Shot
Embellishments : Kars X-Mas Collection X-Mas Assortment 1 ribbon

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Fairy Fun Friday : New Beginnings
Fun At Fairy Knoll : Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards : New Things
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Ellephantastic : New Beginnings
One Stop  Craft : New Beginnings
Crazy 4 Challenges : Celebrate Something
Crafty Ho’s : Babies
Sundays With Crissy : Ribbons
Pile It On : Brand Spanking New
Quirky Crafts : New Beginnings
The Crazy Challenge : All Things New
Whoopsi Daisy : Free & Easy
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays (formerly Tuesday Taggers) : New Beginnings
Creative Cottage : Something New
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Punches (just punches)
Simon Says Stamp : New Beginnings


Lisa x