The power of flowers

There’s a sketch for your inspiration at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.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.

Here’s Karen’s fab sketch :

I’ve made  a different card to the style I normally make using of the free Word Art sentiments from the Blossom set available at Digi Doodle Shop.It’s been printed onto pearlescent pink card.I’ve used layers of this plus some white pearlescent card.The papers I found in a Summer sale at my local craft warehouse.The top piece is a white flocked vellum and the bottom one is a double sided paper.I’ve used various die cut shapes along with a Martha Stewart punch.I finished it with some grossgrain ribbon and some little pearl flowers that I rediscovered whilst rummaging through my stash.I thought the sentiment compilmented the wording on the flower.If you can’t quite make it out click through for a bigger pic.Sorry there seems to be a bit of glare of the card from my daylight lamp.

Supplies :
Image : Blossom Word Art freebie from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear set stamped in Stazon
Papers & Card : Flocked vellum and double sided paper by Papermania,White and Pink pearlescent card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circle,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Ovals 1, 2 and Circles,Marianne Designs Circle Frame Set,Big Shot
Embellishments : Grossgrain ribbon and pearl flowers from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Kelley Kid’s : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Monochromatic
The Paper Shelter : Flowers
Papertake Weekly : Anything goes
Creative Stamp Friends : Monochrome
Incy Wincy : Monochromatic 
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
Come and Get It : Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : Monochromatic
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


A spot of napping

It’s time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge brought to you by Sharon this week.For details on how to play along and join the fun please visit the challenge site.You don’t need a Willow Designs image to take part but of course we’d love it if you did!Don’t forget to check out the DT’s fabulous work too.

Here is her wonderful sketch :

There is also a recipe to follow :

1.Something blue
2.Something dimensional
3.Something patterened

Here I’ve used Taking a snoooooze digital stamp from Willow Designs.All colouring has been done with ProMarkers and I’ve added a touch of Glossy Accents to his glasses.I’ve gone all frugal and just used the one sheet of patterned paper and coordinated it with some leftover scraps of card.In fact I ended up making a little 5 x 5 card to accommodate them!My something blue is the bow made from some string cut from a price tag.The dimension comes from the paper bow and the way parts of the card are raised using foam pads.You could even count the Glossy Accents too. 

Here are some closer views :

He so reminds me of my DH of a weekend when he’s supposed to be mowing the lawns!

Supplies :
Image : Taking a snoooooze from Willow Designs
Sentiment : From  Crafter’s Companion Clearly Hand Stamped Kit by 3 Birds
Mediums : ProMarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card :  DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Simple Scallop Edger Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles,Big Shot
Embellishments : Button and thread from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

The Paper Variety : Circles
Truly Scrumptious : Buttons and Bows
Creative Craft : Summertime
Scrap Creations : Buttons and/or Bows
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown :  Summertime
House of Gilli : Polka dots 
Kaboodle Doodles : In the garden (you’ll often find my DH like this.He’s not abear but he can be quite grizzly!)
Ooh La La : Circles
Paper Playtime : Digtal Monday Summer theme
Paper Pretties : Lazy Days of Summer
Corrosive : Manly
Creative Inspirations : Summertime
Sentimental Sundays : In the garden
Frosted Designs : Circles
If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Summer
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers : Buttons and Bows
Truly Madly Crafty  : Summer Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pretty pup

Over at AiFactory Challenges the theme is everybody’s fave Anything Goes!This time things are a little different as the challenge goes on for a month and will end September 1st.Please pay the challenge site a visit for the full rules.Don’t forget to check out the DT’s work for some fabby inspiration.

For my card I’ve used Cute Puppy Dog Digtal Stamp  from AiFactory and I’ve coloured it with ProMarkers. I’ve layered up the image on some freebie papers and some coordinating card.Some waxed cord has been wrapped around the middle and I’ve added a Prima Hydrangea with a centre made of pearls.This puppy is just so adorable.

I’m sad as this is my last card for Aifactory.These have been the sweetest images to work with.It was a hard choice but sometimes something has to give 😦 I’m grateful to Tammy who picked me for the team and also to Mia who creates the most wonderful images.I’ve had a blast!

Supplies :
Image : Cute Puppy Digital Stamp from AiFactory
Medium : ProMarkers including Metallic Silver (dog tag)
Papers & Card : Papers from a freebie My Minds Eye pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv Cardstock pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Hydrangea Edger Punch
Embellishments : Waxed cord and pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Put a critter on it!
The Pixie Cottage : Your Favourite Technique (colouring with ProMarkers)
Your Next Stamp : Beautiful Borders
Happileigh Scrappin : Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft : Cute and Cuddly
Kaboodle Doodles : In the garden (you’d definitely find one of these in my garden.Here’s the proof!If you scroll down)
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
Come and Get It : Anything goes 
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes
Simply Create : Favourtie Animal   ( I love dogs too!) 
Stampin for the Weekend : Paws for thought
Truly Madly Crafty : Summer Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x