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!!

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

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


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!


Lisa x