Best Birthday Buddies

Happy Birthday is the theme  for Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.As Digi Doodle Shop will be celebrating it’s first Birthday on April 1st there is a special gift for all 3 winners!!Play along to find out what it could be!!Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

I’ve used the adorable Birthday Buddies here.I’ve given the Promarkers a rest and used Polychromos Pencils blended out with low odour oils thinners.The greeting banner is a freebie from Digi Doodle Shop and there are many more sets for most occasions.I’ve gone for a bright,colourful look as Birthday’s should be fun!This card is also going to be saved for my DS2’s Birthday in September!I added some trimmed down layered ovals cut from Grand Nesties for a bit of interest and some grossgrain ribbon which I ruffled to create texture.

Supplies :
Image: Birthday Buddies from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Part of the Fun with Birthdays freebie set from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low odour oils thinners applied with a paper stump
Card & Paper : DP K & Co 6 x6 Hopscotch pad,,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large,Grand Nestabilities Ovals,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot
Embellishment : Dovecraft Red Grossgrain Ribbon

Here are some  challenges this card is for :

Fun at Fairy Knoll : Happy! 
Phindy’s Place : All About Animals
Totally Papercrafts : Cuddly and Cute
CES : Die Cut Crazy
Pile It On : Cutie Patootie
Sentimental Sundays : Cute and Cuddly
Paper Playtime : Digi Monday Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Ribbons but no bows or knots
Digital Tuesday : For the kids
Creative Card Crew : For a child!
Creative Inspirations : Cards for men (hope one for a little man still counts!If not let me know.I won’t be offended)
Inky Impressions : Die Cuts
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Let’s hear it for the boys
Southern Girls : Add an Animal

TFL

Lisa x

Bright ‘n’ breezy

The challenge for you at AiFactory Challenges for this week is Bright as Day.So lot’s of opportunity to create something colourful!You have until Wednesday 6th April  11.59 to upload your project.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!

Here I’ve used the beautiful Ella in the Clouds from AiFactory.Unfortunately the store is closed at the moment for some maintenence.I’m sure it won’t too long before it’s back…but there is a cute freebie on the challenge blog to get you started.I’ve coloured her using Promarkers to match the papers.These came to mind straight away as the perfect choice.I’ve also tried something new here.Colourful hair!I’m usually boring and opt for  normal colours.I was lucky to have just enough of this rainbow organza ribbon left to tie the bow.I’ve used my new EK Success Hawaiian Flower Large Edger Punch for the first time and I love it!The brads I’ve placed in the centres of the flowers were orginally more of a lilac pink but I changed them using Magenta Promarker.

Supplies :
Image : Ella in the Clouds by AiFactory
Medium : Promarkers
Card and Papers : DP Making Memories,Pink and orange card from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,EK Success Hawaiian Flower Large Edger Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Rainbow Organza Ribbon from stash,Papermania brads coloured with Promarker

Some challenges this card is for :

Delicious Doodles : Floral Fantasy
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Happy!
Patties Creations : Flowers or Flowers & Pearls (just flowers)
Tellen’s Place : Texture (textured card,ribbon and brads)
Paper Playtime : Digi Monday Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : For the Kids
Tuesday Throwdown : Florals
Digi’s by Phooka : Flower Power
Creative Card Crew : For a Child!
Whimsie Doodles : Punch It Out
Alphabet Challenge : U Is For Up In The Air

TFL

Lisa x

It’s bearly spring

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is Grin and Bear It.We have the fabulous the fabulous Purple Panda Designs as our sponsor.Stop by for the full details and don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work.

The DT were lucky to choose from a selection of bear images from Purple Panda Designs.I chose the cute Bearey Springy to work with.He’s been coloured with Promarkers.This is my first attempt at making a swing card.It was actually surprisingly easy.I managed to follow a tutorial I found on You Tube while balancing my paper trimmer on my lap whilst measuring and cutting !! The card I used has a lovely pearlescent finish as well as being textured.I mounted a frame,stamped with a greeting,from the same paper pack on the reverse side of the image.

These cards are a lot of fun to make.

Supplies :
Image : Bearey Springy by Purple Panda Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Promarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad, Black fine liner pen for drawing in springy stems on punched flowers
Papers & Card : DP Freebie My Minds Eye paper pad from past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,cardstock from my stash
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30 cm,Martha Stewart Stamp and  Punch Set Flower,Circle Plier Punch
Embellishments : Mini buttons

Some challenges this card is for : 

Digital Tuesday : Button Up
Top Tip Tuesday : Show me those buttons
Cooking It Up With Katie : Animals with colourful buttons
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Do it more than once
For Fun : Flowers and sentiment
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Carmakin’ Mamas : Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity : Something hidden in your creation (the sentiment until you pull both ends of the card.The middle swings round to reveal it)
Crafty Ann’s : Inspired by an Elvis song – Teddy Bear 

TFL

Lisa x

Sweet fascination

Ribbons and Bows is the theme at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.For full details on how you could win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop head on over to the challenge site.You could also be in the running to join us as a GDT.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s work while you’re there!

Here I’ve used Fascination from Digi Doodle Shop as the focal point of my card.So adorable!He’s been coloured with Promarkers and Copic Atyou Spicas to add some sparkle to the  butterfly.Glossy Accents have been applied to his eye and nose.The base card is a twisted easel cut from Grand Nestabilities Labels 1 and covered in patterned cardstock cut from the same die.The edges have been inked with Distress Ink to cover any white – it looked better that way!As the purple is quite a dusky one I livened it up with some bright pink card.The wide ribbon is actually recycled from my old pyjamas and was originally pale pink.I used Magenta Promarker to colour it to match.The only thing with this is that the ribbon can go a little stiff.It was actually a bonus here as satin ribbon can be a slippery little so and so.So no danger of the bows slipping undone here! I die cut a couple of double layered daisies to emulate the ones in the image and made the tab the sentiment is mounted on by cutting down another Labels  1 die.I finished with two different sizes of brad for the flower centres on the stamped and die cut ones.

This reminds me of the daisies I planted in my tubs a few years ago.Even though they eventually died off several have sprung up through my front lawn.I love this time of year when they start appearing again.Trouble is DH keeps threatening to get the mower out.Off with their heads!!

Supplies :
Image : Fascination from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : WB Rubber Stamp by Dovecraft
Mediums : Promarkers,Copic Atyou Spica,Glossy Accents,Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads,Milled Lavender Distress Ink
Card : DCWV Old World,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Big Shot (the sizes I used fitted in this),Sizzix Bigs Daisies #2,X-Cut guillotine
Embellishments : Ribbon recycled and coloured with Promarker,Dovecraft Medium and Small Pastel Round Brads

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Ellephantastic : Cute with a Butterfly
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Back to Nature
Cardmakin Mamas : Animals
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Phindy’s Place : Hot Stuff/Warm Colours/Sunshine
Stamp Something : Sweet Something
2 Sisters : Furry Friends
A Gem of a Challenge : Anything but a Square
Creative Inspirations Challenge : Easel Card
Shannon’s Sentiments : Unusual fold
Sugar Creek Hollow :  Anything Goes 
Gingerloft : Die Cuts/Punches
Crazy Challenge : Any shape but square 
The Shabby Tea Room : Bingo – Brads,Flowers,Ribbon
Scrap Creations : Spring has Sprung 
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open challenge
Fresh Brewed : Two or more embellishments
Little Red Wagon : Butterflies
Creative Inspirations : No Square Cards Allowed

TFL

Lisa x

Doctors and Nurses

The challenge theme this week at AiFactory Challenges is Under the Weather.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 30th March 11:59 EST to upload your project.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!

Here I’ve used Little Doctor Medical Cliparts.I’ve devised a card incoporating a tissue holder.I took inspiration from Splitcoaststampers Treat Box Card by Melanie Schulenberg .The meausurement for the box part wasn’t big enough for what I needed so I altered the sizing to suit.This was a major achievement for me.I REALLY don’t do meausuring!I even have trouble when the instructions are clearly laid out in front of me.I also flipped it so the card opens like a normal one.As well as the Nurse I printed out a plaster and stamped the greeting on it.It’s layered onto a real piece of bandage!

Here’s the inside :

I made the insert in Word and changed the font in Word Art.I thought this one one went rather well with the cliparts as it has the same shadowing underneath.Mind you with the horrendous cold I’ve picked up I may need to keep this one for myself  😉

I had so much fun making this I didn’t stop there.This next project is far simpler.

I took a Christmas tin,one of many I have stashed in my cupboard, for this one : 

I resized,printed and die cut the image and layered it onto another die cut piece.I edged them in Metallic Silver Promarker :

Because the rest of the lid and tin had no Christmas images and I quite liked the stripes I just added some grossgrain ribbon and some more cliparts resized to fit :

 

In case you hadn’t guessed it’s for keeping plasters in!

Supplies :
Images : Little Doctor Medical Cliparts from AiFactory
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink Pad,Metallic Silver Promarker
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories, 12 x 12 white cardstock from stash 
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30 cm,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Scallop Circle Large,Big Shot
Embellishments : Real bandage,grossgrain ribbon from stash

Here are some challenges these are for :

Delicious Doodles : 3 Dimensional Project
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Allsorts : Gift Box (not too sure if this counts – let me know.I don’t mind if it’s deleted) 
A Gem of a Challenge : Anything but a Square (tin)
CES : Favourite song/inspired by a song – Doctor,Doctor by the Thopson Twins (remember that?!)
Secret Crafter : Anything but a card ( the tin counts.Not sure about the other – it’s a bit of a hybrid!)
Shannon’s Sentiments : Unusual fold
Sugar Creek Hollow : Anything Goes
Gingerloft : Die Cuts/Punches
Crazy Challenge : Any shape but a square
Lexi’s Creations : Ribbon No Bow or Knot
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything but a card
Crafts & Me : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : No Stamps
Guylou’s Inimitability : Dots
Aud Sentiments : Get well card

TFL

Lisa x

Thank You Daisy

At Craft Your Passion this week we’d like you to Show Your Appreciation.We have the fabulous Meljen’s Designs as our sponsor.For full details on how to play visit the challenge blog.Don’t forget to check out the DT and GDT’s wonderful creations while you’re there.

The DT were lucky enough to work with some images from Meljen’s Designs.For my card I’ve used Swirly Daisy Pot printed out onto kraft card and coloured with Polychromos pencils,blended out using a paper stump dipped in low odour oils thinners.This is such a versatile image.There are lots occasions this could be used for.And with all the sunnier,more Springlike weather we’ve been experiencing  the real daisies have been springing up like…er…well…daisies!I’ve cut it out and layered it onto an embossed piece of card that has been cut with a Nestie.I’ve kept my cardstock to more earthy tones but picked out the turquoise in the paper with some waxed thread.I even got to play with my new buttons dies by Joy!Crafts.When I first saw these I didn’t know which set to go for so I sort of ended up buying both!

Supplies :
Image: Swirly Daisy Pot
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Polychromos pencils,Low odour oils thinners,Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Joy!Crafts Cutting and Embossing Dies Buttons Set 2,Sizzix Bigz Tags Scallops,Crafts Too Daisy Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Siesta Mini Corner Rounder
Embellishments : Raffia Lace and waxed thread from my stash

Here are some challenges this  card is for :

Papertake Weekly : Trio Tastic (3 die cut buttons)
Creative Craft : Lace
Tuesday Throwdown : Lace
Ambers Crafts and Stuff : Stash Buster/Anything Goes
Creative Cottage : Spring has Sprung
Scrapbook Sisters : Spring Flowers
Stampavie and more : Spring /Easter
Truly Scrumptious : Tag it
Southern Girls : Use Flowers
Charisma Cardz : To Die For
PaperPlay : Embossing
Sassy Studio Designs : Make your own embellishments
Shelly’s Images : Show Us What You Got!
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Back to Nature
Crafty Ann’s : Sketch and /or Spring (just Spring)
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Birthday or Thank You
Mami Doodles : Celebrate Spring
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Stampin’ with the Dragon : Bring on Spring
Wags ‘n’ Whiskers : Spring
CES : Favourite song or inspired by a song (Daisy,Daisy)
Sugar Creek Hollow : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Use a digi
Gingerloft : Die cuts and/or punches
Cupcake Inspirations :
I Did It Creations : Spring
Paper Sundaes : Embossing
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Happy Spring  

TFL

Lisa x

Looks like snow,baby

We got an easy one for you at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.The challenge is Anything Goes.For details on how you could win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop or the chance to join us a Guest Designer pop along to play.Don’t forget to grab some awesome inspiration from my fellow DT members.We also have a DT call ending on the 24th March!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Santa Baby & Gift.There are lots more of these cuties up to some festive fun in the Christmas file under the Holidays tab too.I’ve used Promarkers to colour and added Polar White Flower Soft to the fur trims.I’m really enjoying working with non-traditional Christmas colours.So now I have made a grand total of 4 Christmas cards!Only another 50 odd  to go!Mind you with this range of sweeties it’s a delight rather than a chore.The circle sentiment is from a freebie set at Digi Doodle Shop.There are quite a few of these to cover many occasions and go with a number of the images perfectly.The embellishment is a brad that coordinates with the papers.Although it reminds me of a hard boiled sweet.Yum!

Supplies :
Image : Santa  Baby & Gift from Digi Doodle Shop’s Best
Sentiment :From the Circular Word Art set at Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Polar White Flower Soft
Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy,Pink card Kars X-Mas Collection,Light coloured kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Aspen Edge Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Small,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Circles,Big Shot
Embellishment : Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Brad

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Crazy 4 Challenges : A tree somewhere on you card (on backing paper)
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club : Starlight,Starbright (stars on backing paper)
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Eyelets or brads
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Wild Orchid : Dieing to  punch it out
Freshly Brewed : Spots and Dots
Christmas Card Challenges : Elves (I believe this was optional.If I’ve got it wrong please let me know and delete my entry)

TFL

Lisa x

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