Bow Wow Wow!

Anything Goes this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

I’ve wanted to use the sweet little Bootsie from the Ragga Mutts Collectables by Digi Doodle Shop for a while and having recently got a dog from a shelter I thought what better time.He’s based on Judy’s (the owner of Digi Doodle Shop) very own dog and been coloured with ProMarkers. At first I was going to make a card using brown tones and the thought he deserved a much more cheery home.So I settled on these papers.I got the idea to add a shoping list and thought a piece of Papermania Kraft Basics would be just the job.It comes with the lines printed on it.The only downside,of course,is you can see my ‘orrible handwriting : ( This is probably a typical list of what I buy our pampered pooch every week.With the exception of the shampoo.She’d rather not have a bath as she’s scared of water!She’s such a baby but that makes her even more lovable.I finished up with a paperclip that I wouldn’t like to say how long I’ve had and a maxi brad with the greeting stamped on.I love stamping on brads!

Supplies :
Image : Bootsie from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Stazon
Papers & Card : DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Clasic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot 
Embellishments : Paperclip from stash,Woodware Maxi Brad
 

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes
Mami Doodles : Heavy Metal
Just Some Lines : Spots & Dots
Here Come The Boys : Spots & Stripes
Creative Stamp Friends : Dots
Stamp-n-Doodle : Animals/Nature
Divas By Design : Die cuts/punches
Stampavie and more : More than 3 layers
Anything Goes : The Letter D (Dog and dots)
Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet : Something Old,Something New (the paperclip and brad are pretty old,the image,papers and  kraft are new)

Although I haven’t matched the colouring on Bootsie to Socks,our dog,here’s the inspiration:

Posing for the camera!
You did lay this out for me didn’t you?Hmmmn….no.
As you can see she’s NOT allowed on the beds.D’ya think someone should tell her?Oh yeah,we did!
Lazy hound!Mind you if I had a bed as cosy as this I think I would spend most of my day here too.

She was due to be put to sleep because her owners never claimed her and her time was up in the pound.A vet said she shouldn’t be and was she was sent to re-homing shelter.She’d been there a while too 😦 My kids fell in love with her as soon as they met her.She’s so gentle and loving.She absolutely soaks up all the attention and cuddles she gets 🙂

Thanks for looking and putting up with all my doggy pics!

Lisa x

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Happy Birthday to Choo!

At AiFactory Challenges were asking you to Use Your Favorite Embellishment.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 6th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used Toy Train Clipart.As you can see I’ve flipped the image as  I felt it looked better that way.That’s the beauty of digital images.I then decided to coat the image in clear ultra thick embossing enamel.It’s so much easier than using normal embossing powder  as you don’t have to keep layering it up to get the result you want.As for my favorite embellishment…well…it had to be… BUTTONS!Love ’em.I managed to sneak in some baker’s twine.I couldn’t have put them on my card naked!!

Supplies :
Image : Toy Train Clipart from AiFactory
Sentiment : Pink Cat Studio Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : Versamark,clear ultra thick embossing enamel,Jet Black Archival ink
Papers & Card : DP Artic Frog 6 x 6 Lily Pads Spring Break, Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks embossing folder,Big Shot,Heat gun
Embellishments : Papermania Buttons Yellow Tube,We R Memory Keepers  Sew Easy Fancy Floss – Bakers Twine Primary

Some challenges this card is for :

Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes 
Sew Many Cards : Dry Embossing
Secret Crafter : Embossing
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Male themed Anniversary/Birthday card
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : T is for…Train!Oh,and twine.

TFL

Lisa x

 

Comfy cat

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Seeing Red.So we’d love you to use red in your cards/projects.We have 2 fabulous sponsors – Lauretta’s Digital Stamps,CoCoDingo Digital Stamps.For full details to see how to play along and be in for the chance to win please visit the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work too.

For my card I’ve used the most adorable Chat qui dort (Cat who sleeps) and coloured this sleeping cutie with ProMarkers.I made a shadow box card adapting the size to fit a 5″ x “7 envelope.The front has been cut from a piece of Basic Grey  paper (although it’s more like a lightweight cardstock) from the Cupcake Collection and a Nellie’s Multi Frame Die has been used to cut the aperture.To get the image in the right place I printed it in the middle of a sheet of cardstock and laid the front piece over the top and marked in pencil where I needed to trim it to. I used a length of raffia ribbon along the bottom and made a bow,splaying it out at the top to make it full.I printed the sentiment on the computer,mounted it onto some coordinating paper and added flowers cut from some unfurled raffia ribbon and placed some buttons in the centres.

Supplies :
Image : Chat qui dort from CoCoDingo D|igital Stamps
Sentiment : Made by me
Medium : ProMarkers
Paper & Card : DP Celebrate and Clown Nose from Basic Grey Cupcake Collection,white card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Paper Cellar Raffia Ribbon,Bag-O-Buttons Play time
 
Some challenges this card is for :
Art Impressions Stamps : Handmade flowers
4 Crafty Chicks : Clean and Simple
Dutch Dare : Clean and Simple
MAWTT : Clean and Simple
Rainbow Lady’s : Digi Day
I Love ProMarkers : Anything Goes
Ruby’s Rainbow : Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Ribbons and Bows
Clear It Out : Clean and Simple 
Deep Ocean : Flowers
Everybody Art : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Animal Kingdom
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT : Use Red
Delicious Doodles : Cute & Cuddly
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz : White and one other colour
The Crafty Pad : Bold & Bright or Soft Pastels
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes

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

TFL

Lisa x

Wheely vintage

We have a sketch for you to follow at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week :

To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

I really wanted to work with this fabulous 1930 Roadster from Digi Doodle Shop.It’s such a classic guy’s image.As you can see I had to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the sketch to accommodate it.I watercoloured it using Tea Dye Distress Ink ,adding a little Vintage Photo to darken the tyres, then applied some around the edges too.Once it was dry I clear embossed and when cool I bent the card to make cracks appear.I rubbed it over with more Distress Ink to bring them out and for a more shabby look.I did the same to the sentiment I printed on the computer.I took a piece of patterned paper, screwed it up (how could I ?!),gave it a rub over with Distress Ink,then roughened the edges allowing it to tear in one place (more paper abuse!).The angled panel and die cut cogs were passed through an embossing folder and even more ink was applied.To give a softer look I spritzed it lightly with water and dabbed it gently with a tissue.I’m so glad I did this.I usually pluck die cuts straight from the machine and plonk them onto my card.Doing something like this just adds so much more interest.I’d like to think this card demonstrates that you can use the same creative techniques for digi stamps that are applied to rubber stamps.

Supplies :
Image : 1930 Roadster from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Created by me using Microsoft Word 2010
Mediums : Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink,Versamark,Debbie Moore Clear Gloss embossing powder
Card & Paper : DP K & Co,brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,heat gun,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Large Classic Oval and Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles,Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Gadget Gears,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks embossing folder,Big Shot
Embellishment : Dovecraft 8mm Round Brads Earthtones
 
Some challenges this card is for :
Blogger’s Challenge : It’s Manly,Baby!
If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : For the Men!
2 Sisters : For a Guy
Catch the Bug : It’s a Man’s World
Craft Your Days Away : Monochrome
Little Claire’s : Cards for Men
Dream Valley Challenge : Father’s Day
Ooh La La : Father’s Day/Special Man  
Simon Says Stamp and Show : Some Metal
Stamp-N-Doodle : Masculine Theme No Flowers
Pile It On : Show Me Some Metal
Everybody Art : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Masculine Card
House That Stamps Built : Watercolour
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Card for a Male
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes

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

TFL

Lisa x

It’s your bird-day!

The theme at Craft Your Passion this week is Paper Piecing.We have the fabulous AiFactory as our sponsor.Please visit the challenge site to see how to play along and win!Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work too.

I made a free standing pop-up card using images and the sentiment from This Little Birdie Set II digital stamps by Aifactory.I arranged the sentiment and printed one of the birds on a piece of card then paper pieced the bird.I added the dotted line to make it look like the bird was fluttering away from the nest.I coloured this with Copic Sketch Markers and paper pieced the eggs before cutting it out and adding it to the front.I finished it with an eyelet,some ribbon and my newly acquired baker’s twine.

*Please excuse my rubbish photo.I don’t know why but I just couldn’t get the lighting right and it looks wonky.It REALLY isn’t IRL*

Supplies :
Images and Sentiment : This Little Birdie Set II from AiFactory
Medium : Copic Sketch Markers ; E81,E23,E87,YG61,BG53
Cardstock : My Minds Eye Ooh La La for Her
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage scissors,Woodware 1″ and 1 1/2″ Circle Punches,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Crop-a Dile
Embellishments : Kars X-Mas Assorted 1,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Fancy Floss – Bakers Twine Tertiary,We R Memory Keepers Silver 3/16 ” Eyelet
 
Some challenges this is for :
Crafty Catz : Fancy Folds
Delicious Doodles : Things that Flutter
Simply Create : Fly with Us
Paper Crafting Journey : Our Feathered Friends
Stamp Insanity : CAS
Desert Island Crafts : Something metal,3 different papers,A bird,3 different stamps
Creative Belli : Branches
Clear It Out : Paper piecing
My Time To Craft : Xtra Images
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Crazy 4 Challenges : Twine,Floss,String,etc.
OSSAT : Things with Wings

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

TFL

Lisa x

 
 
 
 

 

Surf’s up!

It’s Summer Fun at AiFactory Challenges this week.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday June 22nd to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

I’ve used an image from Surf’s Up Ready For Swim Dudes to create this side step card.I thought this style would be ideal for the shape of this little guy plus it meant I could add lots of waves using one of my fave punches.I also added some acrylic dew drops.Just love using these on water  themed cards and I have a ton as I bought the ones they sell as table decorations rather than the more expensive ones for crafters.The sentiment looks a little fuzzy here but I think the camera homed in on the image rather than the whole card.I’m going to save this card for my DS1’s Birthday in December!Apart from not knowing too many surfing phrases this will be pretty apt as he will be 10!

Supplies :
Image : Surf’s Up Ready For Swim Dudes from AiFactory
Sentiment : Crearted by me in Word 2010
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Fiskars 30cm Euro Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,EK Success Dotted Wave Slim Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Acrylic Dewdrops 

Some challenges this is for :

A Spoon Full of Sugar : Splish Splash
Anything Goes : Here Comes Summer
Deep Ocean : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly : Dads & Lads
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Bows n Berries : Masculine
Hooked on Craft : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy : Masculine
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday : All About Kids
Creative Cowgirls : Summertime Fun
Amber’s Crafts and Stuff : Vacation
Crafting For All Seasons : Summer
Little Darlings : Summer Theme
Your Next Stamp : Seeing Shapes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Holidays
Scrappy Frogs : Simply Red
Secret Crafter : Male Card
Fussy and Fancy : Card for a Male
Mami Doodles : Card for a boy/man
Phindy’s Place : Water
Wags n Whiskers : One for the boys
Aud Sentiments : Summertime
Craft Us Crazy : Father’s Day or Masculine
Dutch Dare : For the boys
Paper Play : At the beach
Stampin’ B’s : Use a border punch

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

TFL

Lisa x

I would go out tonight…

…but I haven’t got a stitch to wear.

Of course this would make more sense if you can imagine Morrissey warbling along!Not that this song has much to do with this card BUT it kind of wormed it’s way into my brain when I first saw this image and has stayed firmly there.

This week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges we’re looking for Stitching on your cards/projects.One lucky winner will get a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.For some beautiful inspiration please take a look at the DT and GDT’s work.

For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Vintage Corset & Pantaloons from Digi Doodle Shop.I used Copic Sketch Markers to colour her hair and clothing.Her skin has been coloured with ProMarkers.The reason being that I was so lucky to win the Copics and didn’t have the colours for skintones.I love these double sided papers so much (even more so for finding them at the bargain price of £3.99!) and wanted to show off both sides so I decided to make a frame to go around her.I added a panel of embossed card behind her in the same colour that the patterned paper is matted onto to create the illusion that it is all one piece. I used my Sew Easy Tool to make the holes for the hand stitching.The buttons were threaded seperately then adehered so that they look like they’re stitched on.

Supplies :
Image : Vintage Corset & Pantaloons from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers ; E81,YR30,BG70,E23,E87,RV55,RV63. Promarkers ; Blush,Dusky Pink,Coral
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Ooh La La for Her,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool,Decoupage scissors,Craft Concept In Stitches Embossing Folder,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool with Straight Stitch Piercer Head
Embellishments : Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,We R Memory Keepers Aqua Sew Easy Floss 

Here are some challenges this is for :

Frosted Designs : Fabulous Friday – Stitching
Deep Ocean : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Hooked on Craft : Anything Goes
Karen’s Doodles : Frame It
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : No Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. : Include Stitching
Crafty Purple Frog : Favourite Things (buttons,these papers,the textured card,embossing folder,stitching,the floss and this image!)
Delightful Challenges : Anything Goes
Southern Girls : Anything Goes  

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

TFL

Lisa x

 

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