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