Chocalicious

We have a fabby sketch set by Kelly at Willow Sketchie Challenge :

For my card I’ve used the rather sweet I LOVE Chocolate digital image from Willow Designs.This is the pre-coloured version but you also get a black and white image ready for you to colour.How’s that for great value for money?!After die cutting her I inked around the edges.I’ve teamed her with some fantastic free download papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.The ribbon is a freebie too that came with an order from an online craft store at least a couple of years ago and I’ve only just got round to using it.I decided to turn the image into a tag.The gem under the sentiment started out lilac but I changed it to a deep purple with a ProMarker.

Supplies : 
Image : I LOVE Chocolate from Willow Designs
Sentiment : From  a 3 Birds stamp set
Mediums : Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad ,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad,Aubergine ProMarker
Papers & Card : Free download from Cardmaking And Papercraft magazine ,Papermania  Colossal Capsule Collection
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Eastern Rounds,Big Shot,Crop-a Dile
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers eyelet,Papermania flower gem,Freebie ribbon

Some challenges this is for :

Craft Room Challenge : Anything Goes 
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Pollycraft : Punch It!
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Victorine Originals :  Punch 
Kenny K Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes 
Marks Finest Papers  :  Anything goes
Secret Crafter : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Something Easy
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters :  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pretty sketchy

This week at Craft Your Passion we have a super sketch provided by Jenn :

We have the fabulous Di’s Digi Downloads as our sponsor too. 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!

For my card I’ve used a hAnglar & stAnglar stamp from a set I bought aaaages ago on eBay.I can’t believe after hankering after these stamps for so long I’ve only just inked this one for the first time!She’s been coloured with Polychromos Pencils which have been blended out using low odour oils thinners with a paper stump to give a soft look.This was also to make her stand out against the papers.I think if I’d used markers she’d have been lost.I’ve used lots of buttons to finish the card.I’m pleased how pretty this turned out as I always feel this is one thing I struggle with 😀

Happy Boxing Day!Were you on the Nice List?Did you get all you wanted?Hopefully this post has appeared by the magic of scheduling as I’m out for the day at my P-I-Ls (lucky me!Hee hee)

Supplies : 
Image : From hAnglar & stAnglar Messenger set
Mediums : Impress Dye Ink Pad,Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere low odour oils thinners
Card & Paper : DP My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Her,Pink card Papermania Colossal Capsule Collection,Cream debossed card from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower,Nellie’s Borders 2,Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set
Embellishments : Pink Papermania buttons,teeny buttons from stash,We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Delicious Doodles : Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday : Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers  :  Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Happy Bird-tea to you

Well,it’s everyone’s favourite challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges!Yep,it’s Anything Goes!.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

I’ve used the rather whimsical Tea Pot Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop.I’ve coloured with Polychromos Pencils.Normally I would just shade a little colour then blend it out with low odour oils thinners and a paper stump but thought I would try something different – well for me anyway!I took a few pencils in different shades of the same colour,laying down colour from dark to light,using the last to blend out.This was definitely a learning curve and I did a few issues with the amount of pressure I put on the pencils but by the end I certainly felt a bit more in control.I did use a dry paper stump to diffuse any hard edges of the grey I shaded the teapot with.Although I feel I could do better next time I am quite pleased at how pretty this card turned out 🙂

As this is the last Digi Doodle Shop Challenge of the year and my final post until after Christmas I’d like to wish my Teamies,Judy our fabulous boss and everyone who stops by my blog a very Merry one!

Supplies : 
Image : Tea Pot Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Medium : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
Paper & card : DP My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Her,Pink card from Papermania Colossal  Capsule Collection,White  scrap from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch
Embellishments : Flat back pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Grossgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays : Use Ribbon
Pollycraft : Punch It!
There’s Magic in the Air : Anything Goes PLUS Bird
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  : Anything BUT a Christmas Card
The Crafty Pad : Anything But Christmas
Fabulous Friday : Ribbon
The Stamp Man : Use a Technique new to you (shading the image fully with pencils) 
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with ribbon
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter :  The Lace Look
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
 
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Something to crow about

Things with Wings is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous Lauretta’s Digital Stamps as our sponsor too. 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 Coco Rico from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and coloured with FlexMarkers.All edges have been roughed up with my Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool,Distress Inked around the bird and added a punched picket fence,brads plus some paper thread.I was trying to keep a country flavour and a masculine feel as this card is for my FIL who’s Birthday is today!

Supplies :
Image : Coco Rico from Lauretta’s Digital Images
Sentiment: Printed on my new Brother label maker ( a pretty pink one I got off eBay)
Colouring Mediums : FlexMarkers,Pumice Stone and  Antique Linen Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-cut guilotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Picket Fence Edger Punch
Embellishments : Paper Thread from The Works,Dovecraft Metallics Brads

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  : Anything BUT a Christmas Card
The Crafty Pad : Anything But Christmas
Secret Crafter : New Year/Celebration
Totally Gorjuss : For Someone special
Clearly Inspired : Birthday
Delightful Challenges : Anything Goes 
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Southern Girls : Let’s Celebrate
Paper Shelter : It’s a celebration
The Paper Variety : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Craft Your Passion Holiday Havoc 2011 Blog Hop

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges “Holiday Havoc 2011” Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about holidays and wanted to add to the chaos and havoc. 
What better way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!
If you have hopped over from Jodi’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 Challenges and 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 designers.
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 Challenges 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 (we will be checking). Once you have finished the hop, we would like you to create a HOLIDAY 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!
 
Here’s my first project using a super and super cute image,Knobbly Knees Christmas – Joy, from one of our sponsors the fabulous BugabooStamps .
Coloured with AquaMarkers.
This is a  2-5-7-10 Box using yet another fabby sponsor’s image.Crafty Sentiments‘  sweet Herbie the Bear.
Coloured with FlexMarkers.
Next stop by Joyleen’s blog, to see what she has in store for you today.
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 “Holiday Havoc” project.
Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST December 23 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, December 26th Challenge post.
Some challenges these are for : 
Always Something Creative :  Merry Christmas
Cupcake Craftroom : Christmas Traditions
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Christmas Wishes
Really Reasonable Ribbon  : Anything Goes with ribbon theme
Crafty Ribbons  : Traditional Colours for Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : Christmas
Paper Play : Christmas
Shelly’s Images  : Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge : Y is for Yippee!Anything Christmassy Goes
Crafting for all Seasons :  Christmas
Crafts and Me : Christmas
Creative Belli : Winter/Christmas
Inky Impressions : Winter Fun
Little Darlings : Christmas
Little Red Wagon : Christmas
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Cute and Funky  Christmas
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Merry Christmas
Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters : Christmas
Creative Card Crew :  Tis The Season
Passion For Promarkers Challenge  : Mega Christmas Challenge – Celebrations
Crafty Boots : Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends : Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations : 
Dream Valley Challenges  : Christmas
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
The Squirrel & the Fox :  Christmas
Catch the Bug : Santa Baby

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
















Flirty Thirties

This week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges we’d love to see some Paper Piercing.Yes,that’s right we’re asking you to make holes in your best and most beautiful work -lol.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

You also have the chance of winning a $5 Gift Certificate!Until 12/1/2012, for every 50 new followers, DDS will pick a follower to win a gift certificate to our shop. We’ll have our first draw upon reaching 600.At this moment in time we’re up to 544.So why not pop over to Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and become a follower!

For my card I’ve used the elegant 1930’s Fashion image from Digi Doodle Shop.Yeah I know the title of my post refers to the age rather than the era but when your eyelids are droopin’ and your head’s crashing onto the keyboard and it’s the only thing you can think of  you kinda have to go with it!!Anyway,I’ve coloured her with ProMarkers and emulated the style of the fashion posters of that time ( or as close as I can get it!).I found it a challenge to let the shading be liney- is that a word?My style is usually a lot more scribbly and any harsh lines are blended out.I used a Marianne Design Twirly Stencil 2 that I bought back in the Summer ,along with a lovely pricking tool,and never got round to using.The cream piece of card behind her was already debossed with the pattern so I just pierced it.I just had to add a big bow with this gorgeous organza ribbon to complete the look.

Supplies :
Image : 1930’s Fashion from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring mediums : ProMarkers, Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Antique Linen Distress Ink
Paper & Card : DP K & Co,Kars Christmas Collection Card (yes,that’s right!)
Tools : X-cut guillotine, Marianne Design Twirly Stencil 2, Kars Fine Pricking Tool,Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners die,Big Shot
Embellishment : Wine Organza Ribbon

Some challenges this is for :

Paper Pretties : Ribbon
Corrosive Challenges : Anything BUT Christmas 
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Hotshot Craft: ProMarkers
Ruby’s Rainbow : Monochrome
Scrapbook Sisters : Two Colours
The Paper Variety : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A h-owling success

It’s time for a fabby sketch brought to you by Hazel this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge :

So head on over to join in the fun.One lucky winner will receive a voucher to spend online at Willow Designs!

For my card I’ve used the Walter and the Choir pre-coloured image plus some spotty paper from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.The sentiment is from there too.I added a punched holly leaf and button to finish.

Supplies :
Image,paper and sentiment : Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-r0m by Willow Designs
Card : Papermania Christmas Collection
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Carl Craft Holly Punch
Embellishment : Woodware Primary Colours Button

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Card Crew : Tis The Season 
Partytime Tuesdays : Red & Green Christmas
Crafty Boots : Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends : Christmas 
Hooked on Crafts : Christmas
Come and Get It Challenges : Colours: Red, Green. Your Choice.
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Lollipop Crafts : Happy Holidays
The Squirrel & the Fox : Christmas
2 Sisters : Christmas
Secret Crafter : All Creatures great and small including aliens!
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Cute and Funky Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

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