Cosied up for Christmas

It’s sketchie time!Over at Willow Sketchie Challenge Kelly has provided us with a fabby sketch plus the twist of making either an easel or tent card.Here’s the sketch :

LOOK! This is the fantastic prize you could win :


I’ve made a tent card using the Home Sweet Home outlined image and coordinating papers from Walter and Winnies does Christmas CD-rom available as a pre-order ( to be shipped from 12th October)  from Willow Designs.I’ve coloured with ProMarkers ,sprinkled snow in the form of Polar White Flower Soft and popped it up using Pinflair Glue Gel.The edges have been distressed with the Tim Holtz tool and after cutting the aperture  I made a frame using Labels 3 Nestabilities.It has been backed with some acetate that has been embossed with a Papermania snowflake folder.The sentiment has been replaced with a snowflake cut from a Marianne Creatables Snowflakes 1 die.Some Papermania buttons and We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine has been use to  the card.The sketch has been mirrored in this instance.

Some BIG news : Sharon Armstrong of Willow Designs fame will be appearing on Create and Craft on the 17th October at 8 am and 2 pm!!  

 Some challenges this is for :

Marks Finest Papers : Things with Wings
Totally Gorjuss : Birds of a Feather
Delicious Doodles : As Cute as a Button
Raise the Bar : Things with Wings
The Stamp Man : A Perfect Pair (2 snuggly owls or 2 purplicious buttons!)
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers : Distressing
Inky Impressions : Punches or Dies
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage : Pop It Up (and /or sketch)
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge : Anything Christmas
Party Time Tuesday : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Things with Wings
Critter Sketch : Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink : Buttons or Bows ( I’ve used both!)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Going bananas!

We have a colour challenge for you at Craft Your Passion this week :

Green,Yellow,Black and White.We also have three fabulous sponsors Lauretta’s Digital Stamps,CoCoDingo and Letraset.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!

I’ve used cute Baby Monkey Banana from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and coloured him with ProMarkers.The papers are printed from Craft The Year Away CD-rom from Funky Hand.I’ve mounted everything on black card.The image and mat have been cut using Grand Nestabilities Ovals.I’ve added some black brads and some fluffy fibres in keeping with the fuzzy little monkey.With such an impact of colour I decided to keep the layout simple.I also carried the design over into the inside :

Some challenges this card is for :

2 Sisters : Gingham or Plaid (I’ve actually used both!)
Sew Many Challenges : Ovals
Stamping for the Weekend : What a  Cutie
Southern Girls : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Creature Comforts 
Top Tip Tuesday : For the Kids
Get Funky! : Birthday Fun!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Winner of my Blog Hop Candy Announcement!

Well the Craft Your Passion Blog Hop has finished and a big thank you to those who entered.A big thank you to those who left comments and to those who subscibed to my blog also.

I entered those who followed my instructions into the draw.As you can see I used a very sophisticated,high tech but very magical method to randomly select one lucky winner:

Congratulations LYDIA,it’s you hun!! If you could contact me here with your snail mail address I will pop your prize in the post ASAP.

If you weren’t lucky this time maybe you’d like to enter the Willow Sketchie Challenge for an extra special prize this week.(Check my sidebar and click the link!)

Lisa x

No time like the present!

Time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge.We have a fabby sketch by Hazel for you to follow :

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!

But that’s not all.We have the most fantastic prize!!Look :

To be in for the chance to win this super duper prize you need to enter the challenge and post this piccie in your side bar along with a link to the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog.

For my card I’ve used an adorable image and pretty papers from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom (available to Pre-order).There’s so much wonderful stuff packed on here to help you on your way to creating all your Christmas makes!This is Wrapped up for Christmas decoupage along with some matching papers. I’ve coordinated it with some Papermania Capsule Collection card and some square bling from my stash.I’ve also used Martha Stewart’s Aspen Edger Punch,Diamond Stickles on the dots on the bow and berries on the pressie  and Glossy Accents on the eyes.I have to tell you I had so much fun making this card!!

Some challenges this card is for :

The Crafty Pad : Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge : Glitter
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Lots of Layers
One Stop Craft : Girlie
Pattie’s Creations : Girlie Things
Phindy’s Place : Christmas is creeping up on us… 
Stampin with the Dragon : 3D/Decoupage
DigiStamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Dies to Die For (dies or punches)
The Sisterhood of Crafters : For the Birds
Anything Goes : Anything Goes
Craft Room : Anything Christmas
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Ladybugs Craft Ink : Animals 
Papertake Weekly : Creature Comforts
Crafty Boots : Wings
Kaboodle Doodles : Lots of Layers
Ooh La La : Punches/Dies
Stamp with Fun : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The big build up!

This week at Craft Your Passion  the theme is Occupational Hazards.So  any projects featuring a job … builder,plumber,fireman,nurse etc. are required.We have the fabulous Dude Time Doodles 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!

I had the pleasure of working with Conrad Construction from Dude Time Doodles and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.Going with the building/construction theme I decided to make a fitting background.I cut some bricks from this fab paper from DCWV  The Mini Stack 3 and scored a strip of grey card scored at intervals shading with grey Copic pen adhered to some mortar coloured card.I added some screw top brads and these fun metal letters.After fussy cutting Conrad I stuck him on using Pinflair Glue Gel for extra dimension.

Some challenges this is for :
Alphabet Challenge : Q is for Quick
Fairy Fun Friday : Masculine
Creatalicious : Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up : Silver
I Brake for Challenges : Backgrounds 
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

First Craft Your Passion Blog Hop!

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges VERY FIRST
“Anything Goes” Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about all the changes our blog has gone
through in the last couple of months and wanted to throw a party. What better
way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!
If you have hopped over from
Jaiden’s blog 

then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like
to join our hop from the beginning, please go to
Craft Your Passion
follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and
PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT
members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest
Each designer along the way is
featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our
amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can
participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at
Craft Your Passion
for a
chance to win one of several prizes.
But, there’s a twist. Be sure to
visit all the stops and leave a comment. Once you have finished the hop we would
like you to create a project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with
our Linky tool.
While you are hopping, be sure to
check out the blog candy the designer’s have to offer you. You don’t want to
miss out on any of it!

I’ve used Deacon Bugs from one of our fabulous sponsors Bugaboo Stamps to make  a collectors jar – not for real bugs/creepy crawlies.It’s for my DS2’s plastic toys.I’ve coloured him with ProMarkers and used various scraps left over from other projects.The string I found in the kitchen drawer.

Some challenges this is for :

CraftyRibbons : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Creative Belli : String
Little Red Wagon : Twine
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
Jen’s Digi Stamps : Anything but a card
Quirky Crafts : Anything but a card
Catch the Bug : Let’s get Punchy
Totally Gorjuss : It’s a Man Thing
By The Cute and Girly : All Things Bright and Beautiful

For my second project I’ve made a card using Flower Girl with Kitty from Rick’s Goodies another wonderful sponsor.She’s been coloured with Promarkers.The papers are some K & Co from my stash and I’ve used some Core’dinations Roy G.Biv cardstock to layer it on.I stamped the sentiment and arranged some paper roses and leaves around it.Some teeny gems and raffia lace have been added to the prettiness of it all.

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Girly Girl
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean : Lace
Everybody Art : Flowers
Die Cut Dreams : Flowers (at least 5)
Catch the Bug : Let’s Get Punchy
By The Cute and Girly : All Thing Bright and Beautiful
Stamp Scrap and Doodle : Thank You






As a treat for visiting my blog I am offering some sweet candy!

We all need a helping hand getting those Christmas cards done so I’ve put together a little kit to get you started!This consists of :

  • 24 sheets of 6 x6 Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers
  • 1 pack 15 Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Brads
  • 1 box 36 Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Glitter Chipboard Shapes
  • 1 pack Dovecraft Glittered Ribbon Stickers
  • 2m reel of Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon
  • 2 Clear Acrylic Stamps
  • 36 REAL Jingle Bells

Now to be in for the winning I’d like you to follow these rules :

  • Leave a comment,here on my blog
  • Subscribe to my blog 

One lucky winner will be drawn randomly once the Blog Hop has closed.

Next stop by Tamara’s 
blog, to see what she has in store for you

Remember, once you have
hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it’s your
turn to show us your “Anything Goes” project.
Make sure to include a
digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up
your project over at
Craft Your Passion
Midnight CST September 21 to be eligible for the
prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, September 26th Challenge

Thank you all for hopping with us
today and don’t forget to “like” Craft Your Passion Challenges on facebook and join in
our September Facebook Fan of the Month Challenge under the “discussions”
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Fall-ing in love

We’re looking for your Autumn Colours at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this time.The challenge will run for two weeks with the new DT being announced after it ends.New challenges will start again on 6th October.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.

A reminder that ‘The more you buy the more you save’ sale still continues in store.So stock up now!

I LOVE hedgehogs so I just had to use Sticky Diddle from Digi Doodle Shop.Ain’t he just the most cutest hedgie you’ve ever seen!He’s coloured with ProMarkers and of course I had to add Glossy Accents to his eyes and nose.The papers are freebies from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag.For some reason these aren’t showing in their download section but there are pleny of others.I’ve teamed them with some cardstock from Papermania Capsule Collection and Core’dinations Roy.G.Biv.The fancy borders are the Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch.To complete the card some punched flowers,with pearl centres,and leaves have been added along with some paper twine,which I love.

Some challenges this is for :

I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
OSAAT :anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin : Anything about Autumn/Fall
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn/Fall
Digistamps 4 Joy : Fall Colours
Little Red Wagon : Use Twine
Ruby’s Rainbow : For a Girl (this is for my DD2 who has inherited my lov eof hedgehogs – good girl!)
Digtal Tuesday : Celebrate the Season
Everybody Art : Flowers
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Flowers
MTTC : Kaleidoscope Of Colour
Tuesday Throwdown : Pearls
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Animals
Critter Sketch : Photo Inspiration
Crafty Pad : Autumnal Colours
Pile It On : Layer It
Craft Your Days Away : Make Your Own Flowers
Marks Finest Papers : Use  a Punch

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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