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.


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.


Lisa x