Run rabbit,run!

At Digi Doodle Shop’s Best the challenge is Anything Goes.Play along to be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop!You could even be in the running to join us as GDT for a month.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s gorgeous work while you’re there.

Why not take advantage of the last few days of this months offers.There are lots of beautiful digi stamps to choose from.

I’ve used The End from Digi Doodle Shop for my card.There are so many uses for this but thought it would make  a great leaving card.I’ve printed the image directly onto a kraft card base.The sentiment is one I computer generated and I made the template for this on MyVerse Editor Plus so I could print it all in one.This is something I’m exploring more and really getting into.I’ve coloured with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,my new favourite toys.This is what I had in mind when I bought these but this is the first time I used them like this.After blending a little of the colour over the grass and bunny I went back and used them to create more texture.While I was waiting for the fixative to dry I punched out a border and added some natural raffia,for a rustic feel,and topped this with a Prima flower with a button centre.I tied a very fine piece of raffia,which I managed to peel away,through this.

Supplies :
Image : The End from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Created by me!
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative
Card : Kraft from stash,green from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,My Verse Editor Plus from Crafty Ideas by Kaz,Martha Stewart Embossed Zig Zag Edge Punch
Embellishments : Natural raffia from stash,Prima Itty Bitty Flower Bag,Woodware Assorted Buttons Primary Colours

Some challenges :

Simon Says : Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations : Flowers
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy : Buttons and Bows
Make It Monday : Anything goes
The Corrosive : Animals
Crafty Ho’s :  Photo inspiration and/or sketch
CES : Spring Colours/Images
2 Sisters :  Photo inspiration
Little Claire’s : Animals
Card Makin’ Mamas : Spring Colours
Delicious Doodles : Anything Goes
Fun with shapes and more : Animals
 
Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much I’ve enjoyed making it.Lisa x

Finished with a flourish

It’s Anything Goes at AiFactory Challenges this week.A nice easy one.You have until Wednesday4th May11.59 to upload your project.For more details head on over.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I think this must be the CAS-est card I’ve ever made!I think the amber tones against the elegant flourishes create a lot of impact.I’ve used some images Flourish Clusters and Butterflies Photoshop Brushes from AiFactory.After printing the main design directly onto the base card I scored a frame around the edges.The butterflies have been coloured with ProMarkers.I coloured,cut out and curled the edges of the one at the top to make it look as though it’s about to flutter off the page.The gems were clear originally but I’ve coloured them with ProMarker to match.The ones around the edges of the flourishes have been placed over circles that are part of the design.I also added some to the bottom of the card.I REALLY had to resist adding any more and I’m glad I did.

Supplies :
Images : Flourish Clusters and Butterflies Photoshop Brushes from AiFactory
Medium : ProMarkers
Card : Papermania 12 x 12 white cardstock (trimmed down to size)
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage scissors,Gel picker from Pizzazz Aplenty (a great tool for picking up and placing even the tiniest of gems)
Embellishments : Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel (clear gems coloured with ProMarker)

Some challenges this card is for :

Claudia & Company : CAS
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation : Animal Applause Challenge : Any Creature  Associated with a Cocoon
The Stamping Boutique : Winged Things
Get Hippity with Ippity : Spring /Summer
Make it Monday : Every week is Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Bugs and Embossing (not sure if the frame around the image counts.If not let me know and delete my entry)
The Corrosive Challenge : Welcome to the Jungle
Creative Inspirations : Digi Day
CES : Spring Colours/Images
Little Claire’s : Animals
Totally Gorjuss : Bling It On
Delicious Doodles : Anything Goes
Frosted Designs : Birds and/or Butterflies
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Easter/Spring
Fussy and Fancy : Springtime
Fuzzy Wuzzy : Photo inspiration 
I Love Promarkers : No Designer Papers
Crafty Creations : White Space
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Amber’s Crafts andf Stuff : Use any digi stamp

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much I’ve enjoyed making it.

Lisa x

Time for tea!

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Show Us Your Layers.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps as our sponsor.For full details on how to play pop along to the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work.

For my card I’ve used Floppy Latte Designs Tea Time Stacked Teacups coloured with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils and edged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.I’ve used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser around the edges and  coated the whole piece in Crackle Accents with more ink rubbed into the cracks one it was dry.The papers are all Floppy Latte Designs Swiss Dots Digital Paper Pack Set 3 and have had Distress Ink and the paper distresser used on them.I managed to use every paper in the set and with this many layers I thought a Shabby Chic look would be perfect.I’ve added pearls,ribbon,a gold charm toned down with Umber ProMarker and lilac jute ribbon.The doily and flowers were cut using dies from the same set.

Supplies :
Image : Tea Time Stacked Teacups by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artists Fixative,Antique Linen Distress Ink,Crackle Accents,ProMarker
Papers & Card : Swiss Dots Digital Paper Pack Set 3 by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps,card base and piece used to cut doily from stash
Tools :X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Marianne Design Creatables Designer Doily,Big Shot
Embellishments : Chocolate Flat Back Pearls,Jute ribbon,satin ribbon,gold charm(toned down with ProMarker)

Some challenges this card is for :

Creative Inspirations : Digi Day
Totally Gorjuss : Bling It On
Delicious Doodles : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes
C .R.A.F.T.  : Flowers
Crafty Purple Frog : Touchy Feely (texture and ribbon)
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
StampInsanity : Rockin’ Out “Heavy Metal” Style
Truly Scrumptious : Vintage
Everybody Art : Pearls
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown : Polka Dots
Kort-o-Mania : Vintage

TFL

Lisa x

Fairy-ly glittery

It’s all about Glitter and Glitz at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.Check out the challenge blog for full details on how to play and be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous creations.With the special offers this month in store now would be a great time to stock up on some beautiful images.There are quite a few new releases too.

I’ve used the gorgeous Fairy & Daisy from Digi Doodle Shop. She’s been coloured with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils blended using cotton buds for a softer finish.I only applied colour to the inner parts of her wings before blending out to give a more delicate feel to them.After allowing the fixative to dry I sprinkled Crystal Glamour Dust over her wings,the edges of the flower and underside of the leaves.I cut her out using decoupage scissors,curled the edges slightly to give dimension,then popped her on using Pinflair Glue Gel.I wanted it to look as if the daisy had sprouted there as part of the paper.The paper and chipboard piece are from this months Cardmaking and Papercraft Country Diary freebie.They both had a good coating of Crafter’s Companion Gold Spray and Sparkle as have the red brads.I think I went a little OTT with it but if you can’t go mad with the glitter on a fairy card when can you?!!I finshed with some gorgeous,shimmery organza ribbon and some sparkly gems.

Supplies :
Image : Fairy & Daisy from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Koh-I Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor & Newton Artists’ Fixative,Crafter’s Companion Gold Spray and Sparkle,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Decoupage scissors,Gel Picker to apply gems from Pizzazz Aplenty
Embellishments : Dovecraft Cream Organza Ribbon,Brads from Papermania Red & Pink pack,3mm red gems from Pizzazz Aplenty 

Some challenges this card is for :

Daring Cardmakers : Spring /Easter
Digi’s With Attitude! Challenges : Spring has Sprung
Totally Papercrafts : Springtime
2 Sisters : BINGO : Punches/Die cuts,Glitter/Glimmer,Flowers
Desert Island Crafts : 2.Fairytale,3.Ribbon,5.Crown Jewels
Quirky Crafts : Sparkly,Punchy,Easter or Spring
Kaboodle Doodles : Thoughts of Spring/Easter
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Let’s Celebrate
Digital Tuesday : Pretty Punches
Scrap Creations : Digital
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Amber’s Crafts and Stuff : Ribbons and Bows
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open Challenge
Fresh Brewed : Sparkle
Stampavie and more : Birthday
Stamp With Fun : Birthday
Little Miss Muffet : Glitter and Shine 
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Love or Faith

TFL

Lisa x
 

Ladybird,ladybird…

Flowers in Bloom is the challenge at AiFactory Challenges this week.You have until Wednesday 27 th April  11.59 to upload your project.Stop by the challenge site to check out full details on how to play and what you could win.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

For my card I’ve used several images from the Cute little baby in lady bug clothes clipart graphics from AiFactory.On the ladybird,the dotty ‘shell’ and eyes on the baby I’ve used Glossy Accents to give the appearance of real ladybirds.Here’s a closer view :

The floral spray is printed directly onto the base card using My Verse Editor Plus CD-Rom from Crafty Ideas by Kaz.This is really made for creating inserts but as I’m totally useless at making templates I’ve started using this when I’ve wanted to print something straight onto the base.I was going to add a small piece of DP or embossed card but once I’d cut and laid everything out I decided it looked better without. I’ve used 2 sizes of flat backed pearls to add to the centres of the flower trio.

I remember as a young child getting my parents  to recite  the rhyme over and over again and then repeating it everytime I saw a ladybird in the garden.Now we have loads of ladybirds enjoying the sunshine in our garden my kids have started saying it too!

Supplies :
Images :From the Cute little baby in lady bug clothes clipart graphics from AiFactory
Medium : Glossy Accents
Card : Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : My Verse Editor Plus,Decoupage scissors,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower,Nellie’sBorders 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Flat backed pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty

Some challenges this card :

Daring Cardmakers : Spring/Easter
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Spring has Sprung
Fussy and Fancy : Card for a child
Totally Papercrafts : Springtime
Totally Gorjuss : No patterned paper
Critter Sketch : Punches and /or dies
Kaboodle Doodles : Thoughts of Spring/Easter
Woodware USA : Dies/Punches
Scrap Creations : Digital
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown : Polka Dots (hope the ones on the images count!)
Claudia and Company : Clean and Simple

TFL

Lisa x
 

Quackers about spots!

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is You’ve Been Spotted.So we’d love to see your spotty creations.We’ve got two fabby sponsors too,Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and CoCoDingo Digital Stamps.For full details on how to play and be in for the chance of winning a prize hop on over to the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work while you’re there. 

I chose to work with Lauretta’s adorable Cute Duck.Here I’ve used the image to make an Easter card but there are many other occasions it could be useful for.I’ve coloured her with ProMarkers.I’ve also used them on the freebie sentiment from Netty’s Cards (please follow and respect her TOU).The papers are from a bargainous DCWV Mini Stack that I managed to pick up for £4.99!There are some great designs and lots of useful coordinating plain papers.I managed to find some matching ribbon in my stash.I’ve finished the flower centres with some sweet brads I picked up at my local craft warehouse.

Supplies :
Image : Cute Duck from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment : Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Papers : DCWV The Mini Stack 3
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Marianne Design Creatables Floral 1 Die,Big Shot
Embellishments : Satin Ribbon from stash,Dovecraft Designer Brads Flowers Pastel

Here are some challenges this card is for :

My Time to Craft : On the Spot
Papertake Weekly : Truly Dimensional (image and sentiment are layered up on foam tape,the flowers on pop dots) 
Passion For ProMarkers : Make your own embellishments
Top Tip Tuesday : Spring has Sprung
Die Cut Dreams : Easter
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Little Red Wagon : Easter
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Easter
The Paper Variety : Flowers
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Easter 
Delightful Challenges : Easter
Paper Romance : Paper Flowers
Pixie Dust Studio : Say It Out Loud
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge : Springtime
StampInsanity : Flower Power
Daring Cardmakers : Spring or Easter
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Spring has Sprung
Floweret : Easter
Fun With Shapes and More : Animals
Patties Creations : Easter or Spring
Stampin’ for the Weekend : Easter
Totally Paper Crafts : Spring
Tellen’s Place : Easter
Bee Crafty : Easter
Catch the Bug : Easter
Craft Your Days Away : Easter
Creative Inspirations : Easter
ECP : Easter
Shannon’s Sentiments : Easter
Little Claire’s : Animals
Fresh Brewed : Cute and Sweet
Sentimental Sundays : Celebrate Easter
Hanna and Friends : Easter
Inky Impressions : Flowers
Paper Pretties : 2 or more Designer Papers
The Crafty Pad : Easter
Dream Valley : Easter
I Did It Creations : Happy Easter
Scappy Frogs : Hoppy Easter
Sundays With Crissy : Spring is in the air/Baby Cards

TFL

Lisa x

Spring greens…

… and other colours.

I love Spring!It’s a great reminder that Summer’s on it’s way.Yay!

The papers and images are all from Funky Hand.The tree is a digi image from the Dreams Come True CD-Rom.The blossoms on the tree are actually a flower image that I cut away from the stems.I did glitter the centres but it doesn’t show in the pic and did my usual and forgot to take a close up (duh).They have both been coloured with my new ‘toys’ – a set of Gioconda Pastel Pencils.Having used most colouring mediums on images over the years I just had an overwhelming desire to try something new!And guess what I love ’em.This is actually the third time I’ve used them since they arrived on Monday but I can’t show the other two yet.I applied quite vibrant shades and gently blended them with some cheapy cotton buds – the kind you wouldn’t want near any part of your body.I didn’t smudge them too much on the tree trunk as I wanted to keep some of the texture.I also grounded the tree by using the cotton bud I’d used on the leaves and lightly smudged in the sky.I like the way the fixative I sprayed them with enhanced the colours further.The swirly floral paper is from the CD and the piece with the larger flowers is a freebie.I’ve used some of my fave embellishments too.A lovely strip of lilac raffia lace layered with some knotted grossgrain ribbon and buttons threaded with some ribbon cut from those really annoying pieces they sew in tops to keep them on the hanger.Still I suppose if they didn’t I wouldn’t be able to save them for my crafty projects.Mind you can you believe I bought a top this colour? – I can!

Supplies :
Images : Dreams Come True CD-Rom by Funky Hand
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,fixed with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Fixative,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers : Dreams Come True CD-Rom and Funky Hand  freebie,Yellow paper from Dovecraft 12 x12 Designer Paper Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Raffia lace,grossgrain ribbon,recycled ribbon from stash,Savannah Bag-o-Buttons by Autumn Leaves

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Get Funky! : Zing into Spring
CD Sunday : A song in my heart – Spring Fever by Elvis Presley
Crafty Pad : Spring is in the Air
Creative Cowgirls : Spring Time and Rainy Days
I Did It Creations : Sing a song – Spring Fever Elvis Presley
2 Sisters : Spring
Catch the Bug : 4 or more layers
If the Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Spring
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey : Use a freebie
Rainbow Lady’s : Springtime

TFL

Lisa x

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