21 Today!!

Ha ha no,not me.It’s been soooo long I can bearly remember it!LOL.It’s actually my DH and mine’s 21st Wedding Anniversary.Yes,on the 21st!And it’s on Digi Doodle Shop Challenges day!What better pressie could a girl (I use the term loosely) want.Well…apart from the pretty flowers and yummy chocs.

So on to the challenge for this week.We’re looking for your Clean and Simple cards/projects.To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.You don’t have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image but if you do your entry will count twice!Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

Because I’m totally rubbish at lining stuff up to print off I used a template from My Verse Editor Plus by Crafty Ideas by Kaz to allow me to position this beautiful and graceful Swans image from Digi Doodle Shop  directly onto a watercolour card base.I wouldn’t do this for just anybody and I’m certain my DH won’t have a clue how privileged he is!I watercoloured with Distress Inks and once dry embossed a frame around it using  a score board.I took some vintage seam binding and squelched it around in some Distress Ink that I smooshed onto a glass mat then spritzed with water.I dried it off ,scewing it into a ball,with my hairdryer. I added the Circular Word Art which is a freebie at Digi Doodle Shop and matches the image perfectly.

Supplies :
Image : Swans from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Freebie Circular Word Art from Digi Doodle Shop
Medium : Distress Ink Pads
Tools : My Verse Editor Plus from Crafty Ideas by Kaz,X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Woodware 1″ circle punch
Embellishment : Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding   from Homespun From The Heart

Some challenges this card is for :

Deep Ocean : Ribbons
I Did It Creations : Animals
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Free & Easy
Ellephantastic : Celebrations
Little Claire’s : Things with Wings
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Animals
Fussy and Fancy : Summer
Stampin for the Weekend : Wings and Things

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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It’s like Christmas come early!

Well after announcing that my first card for Willow Sketchie Challenge would be next week here I am!So here’s the  fabby sketch Lis-M designed :

Hope you can join us!We’d love to see what you do with the sketch!There’s some great inspiration from the DT too.

You don’t need to use a Willow Designs image but it would be great if you did.The shop offers lots other wonderful crafty goodies too like the rather yummy fabric panels,CD-roms and ProMarkers galore!Well worth a visit.

For my card I’ve used the adorable All I Want For Christmas from Willow Designs.I’ve used the pre-coloured image (you also get an uncoloured digi stamp) these are a joy to use when you’re short of time.Of course there’s nothing wrong with putting them on your card as they are but being me I decided to dress him up a bit by giving him some glassy eyes and fluffy trim to his hat.I’ve also inked around him to tone down the whiteness of the card I printed him onto.The panel behind him has been embossed then inked to enhance the pattern.I added a die cut flower with a  yummy button and baker’s twine centre and parts of a swirl die plus some of my fave grossgrain ribbon.I couldn’t help but think of the song when making this card so stamped part of a ‘Love You’ stamp along with an exclamation mark.The only person I could possibly give this card to is my DH!Hmmmm…or maybe our new dog.LOL.Decisions,decisions…

Supplies :
Image : All I Want For Christmas from Willow Designs
Semtiment : From  Crafter’s Companion Clearly Hand Stamped Kit by 3 Birds
Mediums : Glossy Accents,Polar White Flower Soft,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Papers & Card ; DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft  and red from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder,Marianne Design Flower Fantasy Set,Swirls from Marianne Design Circles Frame Set,Big Shot
Embellishments :  Dovecraft red grossgrain ribbon,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Fancy Floss Baker’s Twine Primary.Papermania Button Tube Orange Brown

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Crazy Challenge : Christmas in July
Kaboodle Doodles : Embossing 
KB Cute Monday : Use a digi stamp
Make It Monday With Kraft Outlet : My Favourite Things – Kraft (of course!),Buttons,Baker’s Twine,Grossgrain Ribbon,Polar White Flowersoft,Glossy Accents,the embossing folder and die,cute owls and Christmas!
Paper Creations : Christmas in July 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Digi Stamp
Christmas Inspirations : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations : Christmas in July
I Did It Creations : Animals
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Christmas in July
Sentimental Sundays : For the men in you life
CES : Christmas in July
Little Claire’s : Things with Wings
Crafty Ann’s : Embossing/Debossing or Both
Fairy Knoll : Christmas in July
Simply Create : Christmas Time
Stamp Something : Christmas in July
Stampin with the Dragon : Christmas in July
Stamping for the Weekend : Things with Wings
Winter Wonderland : Wet or Dry Embossing
Crafts and Me : Add a flower
Creative Belli : Christmas in July
Paper Pretties : Embossing
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : Christmas in July

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Summer scene

The theme at AiFactory Challenges this week is Layer It Up.So we’dlove to see your creations with lots of layers. You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 27th 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 some of the images from My First Rainbow Digital Stamps Collection  from AiFactory. I chose to make a Stair Step Fold to create a little scene using these fabulous papers as a starting point.All the images have been paper pieced and in fact the only colouring is on her eyes.I used a fineliner pen and a white gel pen to give her a twinkle in her eyes.Rather than cut out the individual bands on the rainbow I actually layered it up cutting  away the bottom bands to reveal the colour underneath.I finished the card with some pretty ribbon I found in my stash.

A revelation?!
Whilst making this card to make sure I got the colours of the rainbow in the correct order I scribbled down the first letters of the well known saying Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain :

I also happened to have a recently purchased Core’dinations Cardstock pad to hand.I always wondered why it was called Roy G.Biv.A strange name I thought.Could it be the designers moniker?Hee hee – after writing these letters out the penny finally dropped!!So if you have this pad or have just pondered over the title now you know!

Supplies :
Images : My First Rainbow Digital Stamps Collection from AiFactory
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Coloured card Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,White card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv Cardstock pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage Scissors
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue 
Embellishment : Ribbon from stash

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Creative Craft : 3D It
Papertake Weekly : Getting Cute
Anything Goes : More than 1 fold
Top Tip Tuesday : Shaped Cards
Karens Doodles : Shaped Cards
KB Cute Monday : Use a digi stamp
Paper Playtime : Summer
Pollycraft : Summer Fun
Stamp & Fun = Creativity : Digi Stamp
Stamps R Us : Through the Garden Gate
Dream Valley : Summer Themed
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Flowers
Craft Your Days Away : Fancy Folds
Fussy and Fancy : Summer
Paper Cuts : The Sky’s the Limit

Thanks for looking

Lisa x