Steampunk’d

We have a sketch for you at Craft Your Passion.Plus we the fabulous Delicious Doodles  and The Charm Barn as our sponsor.So head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

Here’s the sketch :

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Steampunk Fairy from Delicious Doodles and coloured her with ProMarkers and her jewellery with a glitter pen.I used some Ultra Fine Nibs for the more detailed areas.I’ve made her a fIame-haired beauty to lift the brown.I distressed around her with ink leaving a glow of white around her.The backing paper I chose from my coveted Old World Stack as I thought it would go well with her.She’s honored – I don’t give this away freely!!I dry embossed a panel with cogs.Then die cut some more cogs and a bookplate and heat embossed these using a couple of thin layers of powder,sprinkling a lighter shade as I went to give a pitted,old metal feel rather than the glossy,smooth finish you usually get. A plain cog has been added behind her. Some ‘hardware’ has been added in the form of screw top brads (love these!),chain and a couple of charms,darkened with ProMarker.

*This is my first attempt at this style and my own interpretation of it.I had a lot of fun and creative time making this.Any die-hard Steampunkers out there please be kind if I haven’t captured the whole essence of it!*

Supplies :
Image : Steampunk Fairy from Delicious Doodles
Setntiment : From Banana Frog Retro Space stamps
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura Stardust Pen Bronze Star,Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Versamark,Pearlescent Embossing Powder from a set from QVC bought ages ago
Paper & Card : DCWV Old World 12 x 12 Stack,Plain card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut guilotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large,Sizzix Bigz Bookplates,Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die Gadget Gears,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Heat gun
Embellishments : Creative Expressions Antique Copper Screw Top Brads,Chain from my local craft warehouse,Charms from Scapz

Some challenges this is for :

Totally Gorjuss : As You Like It
Jellypark Challenges : Die cuts and/or punches
Phindy’s Place : Make your own embellishments
Show and Tell : Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesdays : Open challenge
Fresh Brewed : Emboss it
Papertake Weekly : Dies to Die For
Tuesday Throwdown : Dimension and Texture
Fab n Funky : Mono Madness
Whimsie Doodles : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Near cat-astrophe

Anything Goes is the theme for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

Don’t forget the special offer this month at the store.The more you buy the more you save!Great way to stock up on your fave digi stamps!

I’ve used the cute and fun Who’s Bad? from Digi Doodle Shop.They’ve been printed onto watercolour card and painted with AquaMarkers.This is my very first attempt.Even though I’ve bought a lot of pens recently I couldn’t resist buying these at a whopping 60% off.Think I’m gonna like my new toys!The inverted scallop border was created using the same punch used on the corners but without the guide.The bow is actually faux.After wrapping the ribbon around the brown card I bound a section with some thread then took a loop of some more and also wound some thread round the centre.I’ve topped it with a kind of flower made using the scraps where I punched the inverted corners.I folded them in half and wet glued them to a small circle of brown card,another scrap.I was then able to position them as I liked. A Chocolate Pearl  was adhered in the centre.

Supplies :
Image : Who’s Bad? from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Medium : Letraset AquaMarkers
Papers & Card : Paper Adventures,Orange card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv Cardstock pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
Embellishments : Ribbon stolen from a Birthday cake (oh yeah,now I remember it was mine !),Chocolate flat backed pearl
  
Some challenges this is for :
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey : Anything Goes
Designed 2 Delight : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Cute and Cuddly
Patties Creations : Animals or insects
The Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Handmade Flower
Kaboodle Doodles : Ribbons
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Anything Goes
Crafty Creations : Show Us Your Inner Animal
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Flower Power

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Owl’ve been good!

It’s time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge brought to you this week by Pauline.And here’s her fabby sketch :

Pop along to the challenge blog to join the fun!You don’t need to use a Willow Designs image but we’d love it if you did!

The DT have made some truly inspiring cards using Dear Santa from Willow Designs.I’ve coloured my image with FlexMarkers.I’m a bit limited with colours at the mo’ but I wanted o colour just using them.I’ve inked in pink around the edges to add a little definition and also added a snowy effect with some Frosted Lace Stickles.I just love these pretty papers and the card I found that goes so well with them.I had the teeny punched out stars from another project and topped them with some gems.A length of grossgrain ribbon has also been added for texture.

Supplies :
Image : Dear Santa from Willow Designs
Sentiment : Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Memento Angel Pink and  New Sprout Dew Drop Ink Pads,Frosted Lace Stickles
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 papers,Kars X-Mas Collection
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch
Embellishments : Dovecraft Grossgrain Ribbon,Crafts Too Acrylic Stone Gems Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Craft Us Crazy  : Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey : Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Chrismas Challenge : Christmas Birthday/Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges : Bingo ; Square card,Die Cuts,2 or more Designer Papers
Designed 2 Delight : Anything Goes
Patties Creations : Animals or insects
Bah Humbug : Something New (colouring with FlexMarkers)
Fussy & Fancy : 3 or more of your favourite embellishment (gems)
The Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Simply Create : Time to Distress (with ink)
Stampin for the Weekend : Holidays
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas in August
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes
Chrismas Card Challenges : Glitter
ABC Christmas : Q is for Quote plus an image
Kaboodle Doodles : Ribbons
Karen’s Doodles : Use your punches and die cuts
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Christmas in August
The Paper Shelter : Die Cuts and Punches
Stampavie and more : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A bold statement

They Said WHAT??!! is the challenge this week at Craft Your Passion.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor too.Hop on over to the challenge blog for full details on how to play along.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

I’ve used Ruby Tidbits – Attitude from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured her with ProMarkers.I decided with this much attitude she deserved some bright,bold,in-your-face papers and colours.I’ve added some delicious lime green brads and rolled roses ‘cos I haven’t made them in ages and I thought they’d go a treat with the swirly  backing paper.

Here’s the inside to show the rest of the words :

It’s kinda plain to add a greeting but I used the same colours/papers and placed the other part of the sentiment in the same place too.

Supplies :
Image : Ruby Tidbits – Attitude from Bugaboo Stamps  
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Mod Swirls and Mod Stripes by Paper Adventures,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv Cardstock pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Decoupage Scissors,Quilling tool
Embellishments : Making Memories Brads Watercolour Brite

Some challenges this is for :

Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
StampInsanity : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Handmade Flowers
Try It On Tuesday : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Non stamped sentiment
Crazy 4 Challenges : Bingo – Brads,Flowers,2 or more designer papers
Designed 2 Delight : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft : Bold & Bright
The Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Birds of a Feather

There’s a recipe to follow at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week :

1 Ribbon,2 Patterned Papers,3 Buttons

Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

Don’t forget the special offer this month at the store.The more you buy the more you save!Great way to stock up on your fave digi stamps!

Here I’ve the used the very ‘tweet’  Birdie Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop.The birds,blossoms and leaves have been coloured with my new FlexMarkers.As I haven’t got any browns yet I coloured the branches with ProMarkers.I’ve layered up some pretty papers and leftover pieces of card.Some ribbon has been threaded through the punched edge and I’ve added an assortment of buttons.The sentiment was created by me on the computer.This card is for my Parents-In-Law for their Wedding Anniversary.

Supplies :
Image : Birdie Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Made by me!
Mediums : ProMarkers,FlexMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Paper Adventures,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch
Embellishments : Dovecraft 3mm White Satin Ribbon,Bag-O-Buttons Savannah

Some Challenges this is for :

Scrapbook Sisters : Blue
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Anniversary
Deep Ocean : Light Blue
Try It On Tuesday : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Non-stamped sentiment
DDH : 3 Buttons,2 Patterned Papers,1 Ribbon
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Wedding/Anniversary
Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays : Photo inspiration –
Craft Ann’s : Scallops and/or fancy borders

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 

Little Missy Sunshine

This week at Willow Sketchie Challenge it’s my first turn at hosting and presenting a sketch :

Along with this I’ve added a recipe :
I’d like to see you :
1.Add some shimmer/sparkle
2. Add something floral
3.Bring me sunshine -use something yellow

Hope you can play along!Please visit the challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from the DT.If you like what you see don’t forget to send over your crafty friends to join us too.You don’t need a Willow Designs image to enter but we’d love it if you did!

I’ve used cutie-pie Missy  from Willow Designs on my card.She’s been coloured with ProMarkers including Metallic Silver on her crown.I’ve also added lots of teeny nail gems to her.I’ve used some lovely,bright,Summery papers and a few yellow bits ‘n’ bobs too.The ric rac I’ve had for years and never seem to have thought how to use it.The Prima blooms I’ve had an age as well.This was a challenge for me also as yellow isn’t a colour I automatically think of using but what with it being Summer I thought this stuff ought to come out to play!

Supplies :
Image : Missy from Willow Designs
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio  Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : ProMarkers,Cantaloupe Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta  Large Corner Rounder Punch,Nestabilities Labels 4,Big Shot
Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Nail Gems,Crafts Too Acrylic Stone Gems Wheel Cool Series,Ric rac from stash

Some challenges this is for :

My Mum’s Craft Shop : Summer Time
Stampavie and more : Card for a girl
My Time To Craft : G is for… girl in my case!
Papertake Weekly : Bingo – Gems,Ribbon ( does ric rac count?),Blooms
Try It On Tuesday :Anything Goes
Use It Tuesdays : Indian Summer (Hoarded supplies – papers,Nail Gems,Flowers,Ric rac,Gems)
Paper Creations Ink : Show us your flowers
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Kenny K’s Krafty Girlz : Summer Sparkle
The Crafty Pad : Cute & Girly
OSSAT : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Time for Some Bling
Crafty Calendar : Hot Colours
Mami Doodles : Flowers
Stamp Something : Dog Days of Summer
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Sparkly

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x

The cat’s out of the bag!

It’s an ABC – Anything But a Card challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous The Pixie Cottage as our sponsor too..Hop on over to the challenge blog for full details on how to play along.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

Now I’m actually in South Devon and I’m hoping that my scheduling has worked.Anyway on to my project.I’ve made a Box in a Bag using Neh Neh Neh from The Pixie Cottage.The image has been coloured with ProMarkers and the background with the new FlexMarkers that I managed to secure in a special preview show on Create and Craft.I’ve had a little dabble and love ’em.(You’ll see another project featuring them soon)Altho’ the ones I got are very pretty I’m a bit limited with the colours and I feel a new addiction collection coming on!Back to the bag…I’ve made it from some double sided paper that I bought ‘cos I liked it then decided once I got it home I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it!I think it works great here tho’.The dark red card I chose are scraps left over from a card I made.The sun shaped eyelet I’ve had for years and the ribbon is from a scaps bag I bought at a local sewing shop.I chose this image  as our dog really ‘loves’  all the neighbours cats and they know she’s on her lead and can’t get them so they taunt her something terrible.I just knew my family would be amused by this.And they were!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Mushroom with a view

Shaped Cards is the theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.So thinking caps on!.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

Don’t forget the special offer this month at the store.The more you buy the more you save!Great way to stock up on your fave digi stamps,eh?

I’ve used the pensive Fairy & Mushrooms from Digi Doodle Shop and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.Now I have to admit I coloured the fairy and musrooms first then decided to put the sky in afterwards.I was nervous about messing the whole thing up so I practiced on a piece of scrap and was pretty pleased how it turned out.So what was the first thing I did on the real thing?Picked the wrong pen!!Not only that but it kind of made any other colour I used with it split rather than blend 😦 So out came the trusty Blender pen to save the day.Not on this occasion it didn’t.I even tried softening it with white pastel pencil to no avail.I was happy with everything in the foreground and really didn’t want to start over again so hopefully what’s going on there will detract from my botch job.Mind you the sky was actually looking like that at the time.Any way onto a happier note I love this Nestie I used and am pleased how the card in general turned out.I decided to fold the base in half rather than layer everything one on top of the other and like the look.I even got to play with my new flower punch and leaf die.Yay!

Supplies :
Image : Fairy & Mushroom from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion Clearly Hand Stamped Kit by 3 Birds
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : Papermania Double Sided Paper (more like a thin cardstock),Core’dinations Roy G.Biv  Cardstock pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities  Labels1 and Grand Labels 1,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves  Die,Big Shot,Woodware Regular Flower Punch
Embellishments : Making Memories Primary Brads

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Card Crew : Best foot forward
Scrap Creations : Bingo – Flowers,Die Cuts/Punch,Digi Image
My Time To Craft : Fairy Tales
Papertake Weekly : Grow Your Own
Paper Pretties : Die Cuts
OSAAT : Use a Digi
Sentimental Sundays : Flowers plus a sentiment
Sparkles Forum : One for the Girls
Catch The Bug : August Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges : Shaped Cards
Little Claire’s : Things With Wings
Clearly iStamp : Things With Wings
Frosted Designs : Colouring
Splendiferous Creations  : Brown,Green, Purple
Stamp Something : August Digi Day
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Say it with flowers

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sweet as can be!

At Willow Sketchie Challenge this week it’s Kate’s turn to present us with a fabby sketch.And here it is :

Pop along to the challenge blog to join the fun!You don’t need to use a Willow Designs image but we’d love it if you did!

This week the DT got to play with the rather scrummy I Love Chocolate from Willow Designs .You get a pre-coloured image and an outline one for you to colour to your heart’s content.Speaking of which I whipped out my trusty ProMarkers for this one and added some clear glaze pen to the chocolate and her boots.

And for an extra touch I iced the top of the chocolate with some Liquid Pearls.Very much like the delicious ‘posh’ chocolates you get. Mind you I haven’t met a choccy I didn’t like !

Here’ a close up :

Shiny shoes or kinky boots?!

I’ve wanted to use the lovely chipboard shapes for a while and grabbed my chance along with some free matching papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I used the last tiny scrap of this gingham ribbon that I couldn’t bear to throw out to adorn the tag sentiment.Not sure if the words apply to the recipient or the chocolate!lol.

Supplies :
Image : I Love Chocolate from Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen,Opal White Liquid Pearls
Paper and Card : Freebie backing papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Coloured card from Core’dinations So Mod 6×6 
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edger Punch,Nestabilities Labels ,Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Chipboard shapes freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,scrap of ribbon fron stash

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Card Crew : Best foot forward
Paper Pretties : Die Cuts
Hooked on Craft : Sweet Treats
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes with a Digi
Kenny K’s Krafty Girlz : Fun in the Sun!Anything Goes which is Summery,bright,cheerful and makes you happy
OSAAT : Use a Digi
Sparkles Forum : One for the Girls
Catch the Bug : August  Anyting Goes
Ellephantastic : Add Some Layers
Frosted Designs : Colouring
Stamp Something : August Digi Day

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 

Mer-ry Christmas!

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is Under the Sea/Your Favorite Season.We have the fabulous Simply Betty Stamps as our sponsor.Hop on over to the challenge blog for full details on how to play along.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

The DT were very lucky indeed to be give some new release images to play with.Here I’ve used the cute  Frosty Merkid on my card.He’s one of several adorable Merkids from Simply Betty Stamps.I wanted to try something different so I coloured with Copics (recently won on eBay) on kraft card.I really like how it turned out.Then it hit me!There are quite a lot of areas that should be white!I found my white gel pen handy for the smaller areas but as it’s on it’s last legs I didn’t think it could handle the snowman.So out came the Liquid Pearls.As well as looking pretty it added some texture too.I finished the whole thing off with some Baker’s Twine and die cut snowflakes with some more Liquid Pearls added to the centre.

Now as I’m trying desperately NOT to leave it to the last postal date to hurridly finish my Christmas cards (oh yes,2 years running!) and just ‘cos these images are just sooo sweet I couldn’t help but make another card :

This time I’ve used some Polar White Flower Soft on the trims on her hat and clothing plus a ribbon I ruffled.I’ve added a die cut swirl and button flower threaded with Baker’s Twine.She’s called Tiki Merkid.

Supplies :
Images : Frosty Merkid & Tiki Merkid from Simply Betty Stamps 
Sentiments : Freebie Christmas Digi Ticket Stamps from The Beary Scrap Blog
Colouring Medium : Copic Sketch Markers and Copic Ciao Markers
Other Mediums :Inkssentials Opaque White gel pen,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Polar White Flower Soft
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 pad,Kraft,dark greeny black card and white pearlescent from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiments border punch,Woodware Inverted Corner punch, Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Nestabilities Standard Ovals Large,Marianne Design Snowflakes 1,Swirl from Marianne Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Buttons Sets 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Kars Xmas Ribbon Collection Ribbon

Some challenges these are for :

OSAAT : Use a digi
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
CES : Water it
Frosted Designs : Colouring
Fun with shapes and more : Cord/(Baker’s) Twine
Fussy and Fancy : Christmas in July
Raise the Bar : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : August Digi Day
Totally Papercrafts : Holidays
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes in August
Crafty Sentiments : Christmas
Paper Play : Christmas in August
Sassy Studio : Sentiment
Crafting for All Seasons : Beach/Ocean
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Christmas
Deep Ocean : Sea
Paper Playtime : Projects with water

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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