Fairy-ily tagged

Tag You’re It! is the challenge over at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous Stretch n’ Bubbles 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 the delightful Saraphena from Stretch n’ Bubbles and coloured her with FlexMarkers,of course being a fairy I had to add some crystal to her wings.This card is actually quite diddy in size – just 4 1/4″ x 2  1/4″.I had the idea of making  a  tag shaped easel card but didn’t have the right die to cut one.I raked out a Wendy Stenton Designs Tag Sheet Template I bought way back when I couldn’t afford a die cutting machine.I used the largest one on the sheet for the base and the smaller one for the fairy allowing parts of her to come over the edges. I also made the fancy shaped tag from the smallest sized one.The word is handwritten because none of my stamps looked right. I attached a flower eyelet and tied on some ribbon and paper thread,which was added to the small tag too.I also placed some raffia ribbon on the base.

Supplies : 
Image : Saraphena  from Strecth n’ Bubbles
Setiment : Handwritten
Colouring Mediums : FlexMarkers,Grape Jelly Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad (round all edges)
Paper & Card : Base cut from a 5″ x  5″ pearlescent card (leftovers used for matting),DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3
Tools : WS Designs Tag Sheet Template,Crop-a-Dile,Fiskars non-stick scissors,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Crystal Glitter,Purple Glitter,We R Memory Keepers eyelet,ribbon and paper thread from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio : Glitter and Bling
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Tags
Fabulous Friday : Glitter
Mami Doodles : Make It Shine (Glitter)
Totally Papercrafts : Anything but Christmas
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Fancy Folds
Allsorts : It takes two (two colours – mine are lilac and white)
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open (must include  butterfly, fairy or angel)
I Love Promarkers : Shaped card
Inky Impressions : Ribbon
Ruby’s Rainbow : Monochrome
Stampavie and More : Easel card 
Corrosive Challenges : Anything BUT Christmas 
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Humming Along

Nature is the theme this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.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.

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 541.So why not pop over to Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and become a follower!

For my card I’ve used Hummingbird from Digi Doodle Shop.I wanted to give the bird some real life iridescence.So I dug out my Twinkling H2o’s from the depth of my crafty stash and dusted them down.I think I’m a little out of practice tho’.I prefer my colouring using AquaMarkers on the flowers,beak and illusion of sky in the background. I stamped the greeting underneath the image and cut out using Nesties.I chose the words because as far as I can remember I’ve always been in awe of these beautiful creatures and love to see one in it’s own natural habitat.I’d already decided to team this paper with the image from the start but the whole card ended up a lot more ‘blingier’ than I’d planned.But I think it suits the shininess of the bird.

Supplies : 
Image : Hummingbird by Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Hero Arts Clear Design Anytime Messages 
Colouring mediums : Twinkling H2o’s,AquaMarkers
Paper and card : DP from stash,coloured cardstock Core’dinations Roy G. Biv,Crafter’s Companion Watercolour Card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares and Classic Scalloped Squares,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Sizzix Bigz Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns,Big Shot
Embellishments : Papermania gems,ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : V is for Vibrant
Southern Girls :  Ribbon
Sundays with Crissy : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : December Anything Goes 
Craft Your Days Away :  Buttons or bows
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink  : “Bling It Up!” 
The Crazy Challenge : Anything goes
The Ribbon Reel : Anything Goes 
Inky Impressions : Ribbon

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Owl meet you under the tree

We have another fabby sketch for you at Willow Sketchie Challenge brought to you this week by Anne-Marie :

Feel free to place a sentiment wherever you choose.

I’ve used the adorable Under the Tree image from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom from Willow Designs and water coloured with AquaMarkers onto smooth white card.I love the effect it gives,a little different to water colour card.I applied Glossy Accents to the baubles and string of lights on the tree. The papers are from the CD-rom as well.Some scraps from a few other cards I made ( the samples for the Create and Craft show).I toned down the red card with the same  AquaMarker I used on the baubles and their party hats.Finished with some gems and a matching greeting.

Supplies :
Image, Papers and Sentiment : Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom 
Cardstock : Papermania Christmas Collection
Colouring medium : AquaMarkers
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Punch
Embellishments : Papermania gems

Some challenges this is for :

Bah Humbug : Cute Critters
Raise the Bar : Christmas
Jingle Belles : No challenge but link up with something Christmassy
Fussy and Fancy :  
Forever Friends : It’s All About Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom :Christmas Traditions 
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Holiday Card
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Christmas Wishes
Sundays with Crissy : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : December Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : 
Come and Get It Challenges  : Anything Christmas
Creative Card Crew : Tis the Season
Digital Tuesday : Lights/Candles
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown :  Celebrate The Season
Heart Song Inspirations : Christmas and /or Red, Green, White
Kaboodle Doodles : Christmas colours
Paper Creations Ink  :  “Bling It Up!”
The Crazy Challenge  : Anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Christmas images & colours
ABC Christmas Challenge : Christmas – anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Merry Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

How-se sweet

It’s Anything Goes + Glitter at Craft Your Passion this week.We have two fabulous sponsors – Pattie’s Creations and The Pixie Cottage.

For my card I’ve used Home Sweet Home by Artish available from The Pixie Cottage Digital Stamps/Images.I’ve coloured with FlexMarkers and added Crystal fine glitter for the snowy parts and Crimson fine glitter for some berries on the wreath and bushes.Typically I have 2 glue pens but couldn’t find either of them so tried hard to be neat with the PVA but the berries on the bushes ended up more as ‘blobbies’ 😦 Ah well,ever mind it’s added extra glitz!I nearly went in a different direction with the papers,going red ‘n’ green gingham, but then decide these went well with the image.Still managed to slip in a little gingham with the ribbon tho’!Yee haw!

Supplies :

Image : Home Sweet Home by Artish 
Sentiment : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Colouring Medium : FlexMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Christmas Fancy by Dovecraft,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch
Embellishments : Crystal and Crimson fine glitter,Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Brad, Gingham ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Christmas – no animals
Inky Impressions : Peppermint Twist
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes 
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Simon Says : Anything Goes 
Card Makin Mamas : Sentiments
Clearly Inspired : Christmas
Crafty Catz :Colours of Christmas + Sparkle
Mami Doodles : Make It Shine (glitter)
The Poodles Parlour : Christmas 
Raise the Bar : Christmas
Jingle Belles :  No challenge – link any Christmas project
Totally Papercrafts : Let It Snow
Delightful Challenges : Let It Snow
Shelly’s Images : Snow
Do You Stack Up : Ribbons 
By the Cute and Girly : Let It Snow 
Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 7.Christmas Theme,8.More than 5 layers,10.Glitter
Joanna Sheen : Christmas Wishes 
Sundays with Crissy : Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door : Happy Holidays,3 embellishments 
Catch the Bug : December Anything Goes (been trying to link this since Monday.Just figured out it will only work with I.E.)
Designed 2 Delight : Let It Snow  
One Stop Craft : Let It Snow  
Stamp Scrap and Doodle : Holiday Card
Come and Get It : Anything Christmas
Cupcake  Inspirations
Dream Valley : Sparkle
Order of the Opus Gluei : Gingerbread

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Globe-al Sparkle

Lots of Sparkle is the challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.What you waitin’ for get shakin’ with the glitter?!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.

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 539.So why not pop over to Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and become a follower!

As it’s the 1st of the month (December already?!) there is a new sale statring from today.There are some new digi stamps instore too!

A big thank you to those who helped with your generous donations to Pet Pardons.A total of $78.00 will be winging it’s way to aid these poor animals.

Now onto my card.I’ve used Christmas Globe by Digi Doodle Shop and coloured it with ProMarkers.I masked the rest of the image and applied a coating of Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle after placing the image in my sophisticated ‘spray booth’…well…OK… it’s a tatty old shoe box lined with kitchen towel but it does the job.This gives the impression it has just been shaken without going to the trouble of making a shaker card.I also added a touch of glitter to the poinsettia.The glitter card I’ve used sheds by the bucket load so I applied some Crafter’s Companion Spray & Shine to seal it all in.Now it can’t get away from me!I used a Punch Around the Page set on the mat the globe is set on.The panel on the front of the image is blank so I stamped a greeting on there.The big jewel on the bow is actually a push pin.I messed up when I bought 2 packs of these thinking they were brads.I just trimmed down the back with wire cutters and set it in place with silicon glue.I die cut some  snowflakes and topped the middles with gems.Hope this is sparkly enough for you!

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Globe by Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Freebie stamp from  Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crafter’s Companion Iridescent Spray & Sparkle,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Shine, Crystal Glamour Dust 
Adhesives : Pinflair Glue Gel,Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Card & Paper : Buzzcraft White Glitter Card,Daisy & Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 DP Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around the Page Set,Decoupage scissors,Wire Cutters, Marianne Creatables Snowflake 1 Die,Big Shot
Embellishments : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones, Jeweled Push Pin from  The Works,White organza ribbon from stash.   

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Go Green
Scrap Creations : Christmas
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle : Green,Red + One Other Colour
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends : Scene (inside globe)
Hooked on Crafts : Winter Wonderland
Incy Wincy : Trees,Trees and More Trees
Ooh La La : Lots of Sparkle 
Squigglefly : Winter Wonderland
The Crazy : Stars and/or Snowflakes
The Ribbon Reel : Anything Goes 
Dream Valley : Sparkle
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas
OSAAT : Seeing Red 
2 Sisters : Holiday 
Craft Your Days Away : Buttons or Bows
Crazy 4 Challenges : Some sort of snow
Our Creative Corner : Christmas Tree
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Winter Wonderland
Phindy’s Place : Sprinkling of Snow
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas 
Aud Sentiments  : Any Winter Sentiments
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas 
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Polka Dots 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 

Make a little birdhouse in your soul

Happy 1st of December.Can you believe it?It’s our first ever Anything Goes  this week at Willow Sketchie Challenges!So head on over to join in the fun.One lucky winner will receive a voucher to spend online at Willow Designs!

I’ve been wanting to make a little birdhouse for these adorable owls for aaaaages but not any old one it had to be a box too.Yeah,I’m fussy!Not being clever enough to design the whole thing from scratch myself I finally came upon this wonderful and clever template at Creativity in Progress blog.And there were some great pics to follow too.So nice and easy for someone like me!I’ve made this to match my card from last week  using Walter in a Pom Pom Hat from the Water and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.I printed out the paper,also on the CD-rom,onto thin card then printed the template on the back,cut it out,scored the fold lines with my Martha Stewart Score Board and stuck it together using wet glue.I prefer to use this as tapes dry out and also it provides a little slip so you can line things up better.Of course you need some patience whilst it dries (not my strong point)!I printed the box part template onto the back of the card I’d chosen to go with the papers.I did change the roof and base slightly.I made the roof quarter of and inch wider and half an inch longer before punching the ends I also added some strips of card and a small piece I hand cut just to neaten the front up.The base I cut from a Nestie and I cut a door from another Nestie.After sticking Walter on I ‘iced’ the edge of the roof with some Stickles,for a snowy feel,and gave him some more snow to stand in.I’m going to make more of these for Teacher’s and TA’s pressies for Christmas.The box is empty as I haven’t decided whether to fill them with something sweet ‘n’ tasty or sweet ‘n’ smelly yet. Because the lid is a nice snug fit it could be hung from the tree as long as the gift inside isn’t too heavy or even once it’s empty.

The title for my post?It’s a line from an obscure 90’s song,called Birdhouse in your soul by They Might Be Giants.It’s only stuck with me ‘cos for the life of me I haven’t got a clue what it’s about!!

Supplies :

Image and Paper : From Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Templates : From Creativity in Progress blog
Cardstock : Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : Fiskars Non-stick Scissors,Martha Stewart Score Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment ,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares and Classic Scalloped Ovals,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors (to cut out Walter),Crop-A-Dile
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Ribbon from stash,Frosted Lace Stickles

Here are some challenges this is for :

Scrap Creations : Christmas
Sassy Cheryl’s : Winter
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes 
Hooked On Crafts : Winter Wonderland
Kaboodle Doodles : Bundle up for Winter
Pollycraft : Christmas Fun
The Ribbon Reel : Anything Goes
Victorine Originals : Use Ribbon 
Dream Valley : Sparkle
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas
Lollipop Crafts : B is for … Birdhouse,bird,box,bobbles (on his hat)
OSAAT : Seeing Red
2 Sisters : Holiday
Just Some Lines : Bingo – Punch/Die cut,Digi,Glitter
Fussy and Fancy : Make a gift/Anything But A Card 
Fairy Tale : Christmas
Our Craft Lounge : Cute Critters
Patties Creations : Christmas  
Phindy’s Place : Sprinkling of Snow
Simply Create Too : All About Christmas
Stampin’ with the Dragon : Anything Goes for Christmas
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes 
AiFactory : Some Red
Cooking it up with Katie : Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon : Eyelets
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Keeping Warm
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes 
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Tie one on (the whole birdhouse!)
The Pixie Cottage : Holiday Decor (no cards) or Card with the sketch
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes 
The Paper Variety : Ornament
Whimsy Inspirations : Anything But a Card
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything but a Card

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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