Merry Kitty-mas

‘Tis the Season’ over at Craft Your Passion this week.So we look forward to all your Christmas projects.We have 2 fabulous sponsors – Simply Betty Stamps and Letraset!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 printed the totally gorgeous Merry London from Simply Betty Stamps onto kraft card and coloured her with Copic Ciaos with highlights in white gel pen.This image has such an appeal and would make a great card for any cat loving girl. Just to add some extra interest I cut around the cute kitty.I usually take one design and just mix up the colours,images,embellies and such when making my Christmas cards but I’ve tweaked the layout to accommodate the image here.

Image : Merry London by Simply Betty Stamps 
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciaos,Sakura White Gel Pen
Sentiment : Freebie Tickets from The Beary Scrap
Papers & Card: DP Basic Grey Jovial 6×6,kraft and green card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Carl Holly Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Button from Stash

Some challenges this is for :

Card Makin Mamas : Sentiments
Fairy Tale : Christmas
Lily Pad : Buttons
Patties Creations : Christmas 
Poodles Parlour : Christmas
Sew Many : Twine
Simply Create Too : All about Christmas
Stampin with the Dragon : Anything Goes for Christmas
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
Aud Sentiments : Any winter sentiments
C.R.A.F.T. : Unusual Christmas
Meljens : Twine or string
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed : Black Friday 
Little Red Wagon : Christmas
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Tie one on
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas
Creative Craft : Free for all week
Deep Ocean : C as … Christmas,cute,cat,cutting out (around the cat)
Everybody Art : Christmas Card
Paper Take Weekly : Christmas Cards
Paper Creations Ink : Christmas
Pollycraft : Christmas Fun
2 Sisters : Holiday
Craft Your Days Away : Buttons or Bows
Hiding in my Craft Room : Holiday – any holiday
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturday : Red,Green, Kraft,White/Cream
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
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It’s Snowtime!

Time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge!This week we have a fabby sketch by Clairebears plus the twist 0f 2 ribbons and 1 button :

The prize is a voucher to spend at Willow Designs.

For my card I’ve used the pre-coloured image of  the super cute Walter in a Pom Pom Hat from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.Doesn’t he look oh-so-cosy.I wish I had a hat like that ,seriously ; ) The coordinating papers are from there too.I’ve also added a matching sentiment.

Image,Sentiment and Paper : Walter in a Pom Pom Hat from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Card base : 5 x 5 Anita’s Square Card
Coloured Cardstock :Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch (also used to create border),Nestabilities Standard Circle and Inverted Scallop Circle,Big Shot
Embellishments : Woodware Primary  Colours Button,Kars Christmas  Collection (striped ribbon),brown ribbon from stash (recycled from somewhere)

Some challenges this is for :

Little Red Wagon : Christmas
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Things with Wings
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas
Creative Craft : Free for all week
Paper Take Weekly : Christmas Crackers 
Tuesday Throwdown : Lots of circles
Daisy Doodles : Christmas
Forever Friends : Christmas is coming
Kaboodle Doodles : Baby It’s Cold Outside
Paper Creations Ink : Christmas
Pollycraft : Christmas Fun
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Phindy’s Place : Christmas Cards
Wags n Whiskers : Christmas
Winter Wonderland : Awwwww What a Cutie
Aud Sentiments : Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. : Unusual Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Born in a barn

Animals is the theme 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.

Don’t forget to check my sidebar for this months specials over at the store.One is for a very good cause.

I really wanted to make this super image the focal point of a clean and simple card and then thought why not make it the card!It’s called Funny Farm from Digi Doodle Shop and I’ve coloured it using ProMarkers.Of course the only issue is that they bleed through the card but I always line my cards with an insert so problem solved.I touched up the woodwork with a white gel pen and used it to whiten the large animals eyes and the horses teeth.Veneers?Who needs ’em?!I trimmed it into square card then shaped it at the top.

This would make a great kid’s colouring page too.You could even laminate it to make it wipe clean so they could use it time and time again.Perfect for those rainy winter days.Speaking of laminating how cute would this look once coloured (either by you or the little ‘uns) then tuned into a placemat.Beacause you can resize digi’s you could also produce matching coasters!Wouldn’t that make a fabby gift too?

Image : Funny Farm from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura White Gel Pen
Base card : Craft Essentials A4 White Card Pack (only 99p for 20 sheets at The Works!Best card for alcohol markers in my opinion – no bleeding and no inkjet smears!)
Tools : X-cut guillotine,decoupage scissors
 

Some challenges this is for :

I Love ProMarkers : Anything Goes 
Paper Craft Star : Anything Goes 
Stampavie and more : Anything but Square
Creative Craft : Free for all week
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes 
The Crazy : Shaped cards
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
Kenny K Krafty Girlz : Kids Rule 
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Allsorts : One Layer Card
Little Claire’s : Shaped Cards
CCEE :  One Layer Cards
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Ant’ you grateful?

It’s a Photo Inspiration challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have Doodle Pantry as our fabulous sponsor too.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 photo :

For my card I’ve used the delightful Falling Ants  from Doodle Pantry.It’s actually a set and comes with 3 main images,2 flowers and 4 sentiments!Such value for money.I’ve coloured this image with Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils on kraft card and set them with a fixative.He’s been cut out with Eastern Ovals Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies.The card base has been cut from kraft too with the bottom corners rounded with a Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch.The edges of have been inked with Tangelo,Potter’s Clay and a teeny amount of Rich Cocoa.The papers came with a freebie calendar from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine last year(!) This has been layered onto some orange and  brown card from my stash.I’ve used a EK Success Large  Edger Hawaiian Flower Punch on the bottom layer.The sentiment from the same set as the ant image has been positioned and printed straight onto the base.I think this could be used in many different ways to express different kinds of thankfulness.Coupled with this cute image I’d like it to convey how we should appreciate the enjoyable times we get to spend with those closest to us,our family.Some natural raffia,copper brads and a copper Creative Expressions Craft Stapler Daisy have been used to embellish.

Some challenges this is for :

The Corrosive : Give Thanks 
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Thanks for being you
Scrappy Frogs : Kraft Cardstock
Cupcake Inspirations
Catch the Bug : Thanks/Thanksgiving
Di’s Digital Designs : Fall Colours
My Sheri Crafts : Be Thankful
Our Creative Corner
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful
Frosted Designs : Fabulous Friday – Die Cuts
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything Fall
Our Craft Lounge : Thankful for you
Aud Sentiments : Thank you/Thanksgiving
CCEE : 2 Die Cuts or 2 Punches (rounder and flower border)
Crafty Purple Frog : Use Orange 
Delightful Challenges : Bingo (Patterned paper,Punches/Die Cuts,Flowers)
Little Miss Muffet : Simple plus optional charm
Meljens  Designs : Fall
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes 
Doodle Pantry : Use a Doodle Pantry image
Crafts and Me : Simples
I Brake for Challenges : 4 Seasons (love Autumn for the beautiful,inspiring colours) 
Inky Impressions : Give thanks
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Give thanks 
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Family Thankfulness
Simon Says : Thanksgiving or Thank you
Whimsy Stamps  Inspiration : Flower Power
Creative Card Crew : Thankful
Party Time Tuedays : Sketch and/or Thanksgiving or Being Thankful 
Hooked on Crafts : Punches and/or Die Cuts
Nettie G’s Digital Gems : Gratitude is my Attitude (with Fall colours) 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Tree-mendous Christmas

We have a theme of Red and Green 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.

Don’t forget to check my sidebar for this months specials over at the store.

For my card I’ve used the cute Santa Baby & Tree from Digi Doodle Shop.He looks like he’s having a little trouble doesn’t he?It’d be no good him asking me – I’d probably be worse at it than him!One of my pet hates.But once the whole thing’s decorated and everything’s twinkling away I’m a very happy bunny indeed!He’s printed onto kraft and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used flicky strokes to create some texture to the tree and didn’t think it’d turned out too bad for a first attempt.The trims on his clothing and the snow have been coloured with a Sakura White Gel pen.I also added highlights to his cheeks and the light bulbs before adding Glossy Accents to them.The papers are Basic Grey Jovial and the cardstock is Kars Christmas Collection and kraft from my stash.The topper has been cut from Standard and Classic Scallop Circle Nestabilities.The border has been punched with a Martha Stewart  Aspen Edger.The ticket is a freebie from The Beary Scrap and has also been coloured with Copics and Glossy Accents on the berries.Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon and some threaded buttons have been added to complete the card.

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Christmas Time
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes 
Hooked on Crafts  : Punches and/or Die Cuts 
The Crazy Challenge : Recipe – 1Image,2 papers,3 Embellishments
Whoopsie Daisy : Colours of Winter
Truly Madly Crafty : Photo Inspiration  
Pile It On : Traditional Christmas
Scrappy Frogs : Use Kraft
2 Sisters : Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar : Winter Wardrobe
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge : Whatever Lights Your Candle
Marks Finest Papers : Your Favourite Technique (colouring on kraft with Copics)
Totally Gorjuss : Christmas Traditions
Fun with Shapes & More : Make 3 (buttons) 
Wags n Whiskers : Christmas Themed 
Card and Scrap : Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

A very cool yule

It’s Willow Sketchie Challenge time!This week we have a fabby sketch by Pauline :

For full details on how to play along and see the fabulous DT creations please pop along to the challenge site.There’s a voucher to spend online at Willow Designs waiting for one lucky winner too!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Winnie in Earmuffs from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom available at Willow Designs.I’ve gone for a slightly different look,well for me anyway,by printing the image onto smooth cardstock and watercolouring  with an Aquamarine AquaMarker using a waterbrush.I added some glittery tinsel stuff that was a freebie in a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine to add fluffiness to her earmuffs.I cut the panels from some more white card and embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and a Papermania A Silent Night – Snowflakes one.I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser around the edges before applying some glitter glue,another Cardmaking and Paper craft mag freebie (from last year!) to carry through the aqua tones.I added some white organza ribbon to pretty it up.

Here are some challenges this is for :

Creative Craft : Minimalistic
Digital Tuesday : Christmas Time
My Time To Craft : Take Two (bows)
Passion for ProMarkers : White on White
Stamp n Doodle : Tic Tac Toe (embossing,ribbon,digi) 
Critter  Sketch : Monochrome
Forever Friends : Christmas is Coming
Heart Song Inspirations : Gold or Glitter
House of Gilli : Monochromatic
Stamps R Us : Bling it On
The Pink Elephant : Embossing
Whoopsi Daisy : Colours of Winter
Kenny K Krafty Girlz : Embossing
Lollipop Crafts : Usd Embossing and NO Design Paper
The Crafty Pad : White on White
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : Winter Wardrobe
Di’s Digi Designs : Ribbons and Bows 
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Texture
Frosted Designs : Fabulous Friday – Embossing
Jellypark : Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Wags n Whiskers : Christmas
Divas by Design : Monochromatic
Paper Pretties : Christmas with non-traditional colours
Ruby’s Rainbow : Something with Wings

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 

Bunnies can’t yodel…but they can ski!

At Craft Your Passion the challenge is Let It Snow this week.We have a fabulous sponsor too – Dig’i’s by Phooka.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 the totally adorable Skiing Bunny from Digi’s by Phooka and he’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.I gave a fluffy look to the trims on his hat with Polar White Flower Soft.As soon as I saw him I knew I had to have a go at making this slider card that I’d seen designed by Sharon Armstrong (of Willow Designs fame) in issue 98 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.The papers are Dovecraft Christmas Fancy and the cardstock is a mix of white pearlescent Kars Christmas Collection and the textured pearlescent blue is from my stash.I’ve added Crystal Glamour Dust to the snowflakes on the paper.The ‘stick’ is a Copic Marker coloured cottonbud stem with the ends snipped off and I’ve added a hand cut flag stamped with Jet Black Archival ink using a sentiment from the freebie stamps set from the same issue.I would’ve like longer stick to create a finishing line with a full banner going between the two but I couldn’t find anything that would fit the bill.Never mind.As for the title of my post I apologise if you’ve never heard of Raving Rabbids and if you have TV Party you’ll know that in one of the minigames  the lederhosen clad bunnies do yodel when they’re shot with a plunger.It was the only thing that sprang to mind.

Here are some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Use a digi
If The Shoe Fits..Scrap It! : Try something new
Jellypark : Non-traditional Christmas Colours (red,white and blue combo)
Mami Doodles : Christmas
Wags n Whiskers : Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. : Cute
Delightful Challenges : Snowflakes 
Stamp Insanity  : Chill Out
ABC Christmas : Winter Sports
Stampavie and more : Anything Goes 
Stamp n Doodle : Sparkle and Shine

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 

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