Beary sweet?Easel-y!

At Craft Your Passion the challenge this week is Beary Sweet.We have the fabby Crafty Sentiments and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors!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 adorable Patches with Balloons by Crafty Sentiments and coloured him with FlexMarkers and ProMarkers.Of course the balloons cried out for a coating of Glossy Accents.I tied a bow with paper raffia ribbon,which I split the loops to give it a more shabby appearance.I copied the layout on the bottom part of the card omitting the paper raffia and added a computer generated sentiment.Yes this corny creation was my own doing! :∫

Supplies : 
Image : Patches with Balloons by Crafty Sentiments
Mediums : FlexMarkers,ProMarkers,Glossy Accents
Sentiment : Created by me!
Papers : Making Memories
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Sizzlits Photo Corners #2
To embellish : Paper Cellar Paper Raffia Ribbon

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Marks Finest Papers : Cards with at least 4 layers
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Anything Goes
Phindy’s Place :  Birthday Card for a Child ( this is for my youngest who’s birthday is in September!)
Digistamps 4 Joy : One  for the boys
I Brake For Challenges :  Fancy Folds 
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly : Happy Highlights
Stamp-N-Doodle : Include An Animal
Forever Friends : More than One Fold 
Lexi’s Creations : Fancy Folds 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Owl’ share with you!

My,my it’s Thursday again already!That means it’s Willow Sketchie Challenge day!!We have a fabby sketch by Shell :

Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!

As soon as I saw it the idea to create this little scene on a tent card popped into my head!All the fabulous papers,images and the banner (cut out from another paper) can all be found on the adorably sweet Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs.That’s the beauty of this CD-rom.Not only are there full illustrations you can print out separate pieces to make your own scenes.There are also pre-coloured images for when time is short or you are new to this type of crafting.I’ve coloured all the elements using FlexMarkers,fussy cut and adhered them to the embossed acetate with Pinflair Glue Gel except the banner,that’s been stuck in place with good ol’ PVA.I’ve inked round the edges of the paper for more definition as I’ve teamed it with a strong red and popped on a couple of die cut photo corners just beacuase I couldn’t bear the empty space.Yeah,I’m like that!

Supplies :
All images and papers : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs 
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Card and other materials : Cor’edinations Roy G Biv pad,Acetate
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Sizzlits Photo Corners #2,Craft Concept 5 x 7 Christmas Vines embossing folder,Big Shot, Decoupage scissors

Some challenges this is for :

Stamp-N-Doodle : Include An Animal
Hooked on Crafts : Something Bright
Lollipop Crafts : Wing It
Pollycraft : Warm It Up
Victorine Originals : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Embossing 
Secret Crafter : Food and Drink
Fabulous Friday : Use Vellum, Arcylic or Transparency
Fun with Shapes & More :  Cupcake / Muffins
Stampin With The Dragon  : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad : Birds of a Feather

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Bingo!

We have a Color Bingo challenge this week at Craft Your Passion.We have the fabulous Limited Runs 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!

Here’s the Bingo board :

You pick 3 colours in a straight line horizontally,vertically or diagonally.

For my card I’ve used 2 Blooms in the Flowers category at Limited Runs.I’ve coloured with FlexMarkers taking the colours from the top line on the board.Pink,Purple and Green.I decided to use these pretty papers as I’ve had them a fair while and I thought they’d be perfect for this.I’ve used a mix of die cuts and punches to give a feminine edge to the card along with a couple of gems.

Supplies : 
Image : 2 Blooms from Limited Runs
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment Clear Stamp set
Mediums: FlexMarkers,Plum Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers : Making Memories
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower,Nestabilities Standard Circles,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch
To embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time  : Round and Round
PanPastel UK Challenge  : Use Two of Something (gems)
Marks Finest Papers : Birthday Card
Stampin With The Dragon :  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks :  Summer in January
Crafty Purple Frog : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Floral
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers :  Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom : Anything Goes
Sundays with Crissy :  Beat the mid winter blues
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Die Cuts
Paperminutes : Party time- Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays : Happy Birthday Projects & Cards
Stamp-N-Doodle : Birthdays
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 
 
 
 

Thank you beary much

 

Blue & Brown are the colours we’d like to see 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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

This sweet Teddy Bear can be found in On The Fun Side in the Animals category.He’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and tiny highlights have been added with a white  gel pen.I’ve used some of my all time favourite papers.I’ve added some interest with the die cut corners,raffia lace and felt flowers.I thought these would go perfectly with a soft,cuddly bear.I’ve added some of my favourite embellishments too – buttons!

Supplies :
Image : Teddy Bear from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura White  Gelly Roll Pen,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment :  From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment Clear Stamp set
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie Snellen Corner Dies,Nestabilities Classic Rectangle Large,Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large,Standard Circle Large,Classic Scalloped Circle Large,Flowers from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot,1 1/2″ Woodware Circle Punch
To embellish : Buttons from Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Raffia Lace and felt from Stash

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design :  New Beginnings or Thanks
Gingersnap Creations :  Favourite Paper
I Love Promarkers :  Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Blue and Brown
Cupcake Craftroom : Anything Goes
Sundays with Crissy :Beat the mid-winter blues ( Another card with a fair bit of blue but a cuddly bear and soft felt give a warm fuzzy feeling)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Die Cuts
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations  : Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant :  Favourite Colour/Colours
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Fuzzy Friends
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
Di’s Digis Designs : Thank you 
Secret Crafter : Anything goes with Blue
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days  : Thank You

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sweet Pickle(berry)!

We have a fabby sketch by Pauline at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week :

Add embellishments and a sentiment wherever you wish.

Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

The image comes from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs and has been water coloured using AquaMarkers.The patterned papers and sentiment also come from this jam-packed CD.There’s sooo much to choose from!Not just black and white images.There are coloured images and toppers along with some decoupage too.Loads of pretty papers and sentiments plus some embellishments.If you feel a little unsure about colouring there are some Colour Me Perfect sheets including a list of the ProMarker colours used in the original artwork. For the panel behind the image I chose to use a piece of cheesecloth.I did adhere it with Micro Dots but for extra security and an extra touch,of course,I stapled the corners.I also I added some of my fave paper thread and a butterfly charm.

Supplies : 
Image,papers and sentiment : From Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Colouring medium : AquaMarkers
Cardstock : Core’dinations Roy G. Biv pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Mini Stapler and coloured  staples from the Works,Cheesecloth,Paper thread from The Works,Butterfly charm

Some challenges this is for :

 I Love Promarkers : Anything Goes
Whimsical Wednesdays : Anything Goes
Sundays with Crissy : Beat the mid-winter blues (altho’ I have used some blue the thought behind this is sitting in the garden enjoying a yummy cake and a luvverly cuppa- I should be so lucky!Even if this did happen the reality would be the dog sniffing round the cake and dipping her tongue in my tea.Blerrgghh!)
Celebrate the Occasion : Any Occasion (Must use Polka Dots)
Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes
My Time To Craft : Your Favourite Embellishment (Paper thread)
Sassy Cheryl’s : Bright & Cheery To Chase Away the Winter Grey
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Use Metal
Marks Finest Papers :Use Border Punches
Crafty Ann’s : Let’s Think Hot

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

N-ice cube

In the Bag/Box is the theme at Craft Your Passion this week.This means we’d love to see a handmade bag/box created for a loved one.We have the fabby Bugaboo 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 the super cute Birthday Penguin – gift from Bugaboo Stamps to make this little box for my son’s Birthday.It’s not ’til September but I REALLY like to get ahead with making things for my family!I’ve coloured him with Polychromos pencils and blended with low odour oils thinners on a paper stump.I’ve kept it simple but added some interest with the punched edges on the lid and some baker’s twine.That’s how I like to my male themed stuff.I stamped the sentiment in the corner to fill the gap.

Supplies : 
Image : Birthday Penguin – gift
Sentiment : From Kanban The Wobblers Farmyard Friends Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card: K & Co  6 x6 Hopscotch pad,Red card from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,Papermania 12 x 12 White Cardstock
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score  Board,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Paper stump
Embellishment : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Birthdays
Gingerloft  : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  :  Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge :   Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
The Squirrel & the Fox : Critters
Catch The Bug :  Birthday Challenge
Little Claire’s  : Anything but a Card
Marks Finest Papers  : Use Border Punches
Alphabet Challenge : Y … You Can Choose
C.R.A.F.T. :  Celebrations
Moving Along With The Times :  Spots and/or Stripes 
Sassy Studio Designs : “Let`s Celebrate!”
I Brake For Challenges :  Clean and Simple
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Birds  
Simon Says Stamp : Spots and/or stripes
Whimsy Inspiration : Happy Birthday
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes

Of course when using such a super image the ideas keep flowing and I couldn’t help but make a card to match too!

Supplies : As above except for :
Sentiment : From 3 birds boxed set of clear stamps

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
The Squirrel & the  Fox : Critters 
Catch The Bug :  Birthday Challenge
Gingerloft  : Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers :  Use Border Punches
C.R.A.F.T.  :  Celebrations
Moving Along With The Times : Spots and/or Stripes 
Sassy Studio Designs :  “Let`s Celebrate!”
I Brake For Challenges : Clean and simple
Inky Impressions :  Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Birds
Simon Says Stamp : Spots and/or stripes
Whimsy Inspiration :  Happy Birthday
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A dog-eared post!

We have an Embossing challenge for you at Digi Doodle Shops 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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used Mail Call  from the Domestic section of the Animals category at Digi Doodle Shop .**Note. The envelope on the image in the store is has NO wording.The sentiment has been added to the envelope using Word as I didn’t have a stamp to fit.** I’ve been experimenting with my pencils again.This time I was trying to achieve a furry effect.It sounds a little daft but I filled in the white area with a white pencil but it does soften and blend the edges a little.Of course being as I’d decided to use black and grey shades my light grey one was AWOL.I have NO idea where it has gone!I think I really could’ve done with it but I’m still quite pleased altho’ I obviously need more practice!!I’ve also only used various kraft card rather than patterned papers.I dry embossed the plain piece and picked it out using Distress Ink.It doesn’t show too well in the pic but the stars are embossed too.All edges have been ‘ruffed’ up (sorry couldn’t resist!) with a paper distresser and some office type embellies complete the card.

Supplies : 
Image : Mail Call from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Created and added in Word
Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Black Soot Distress Ink
Cardstock : Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder,X-cut Dielicious Star Nesting Dies,Big Shot,Mini stapler
Embellishments : Mini staples,Red paperclip,Red string all from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Shabby
TCP Tuesday :  Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday  : Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers :  No Floral Embellishments
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : What you got for Christmas or Anything Goes 
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges  : Anything Goes
Gingerloft :  Anything Goes
Catch The Bug :  January Anything Goes
Crafty Emma :  Anything goes
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 
   

It’s (almost) in the kitty!

We have a fabby sketch by Miria at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week :

Plus a recipe to add buttons.My fave embellishment!Yay!

For my card I’ve used the absolutely delightful Polly Pickleberry.This is an image taken from the Toppers section of the utterly fabulous Polly Pickleberry CD-rom available now at Willow Designs plus the added bonus of FREE P&P!!You can also find these beautiful papers there along with the paper ribbon I’ve added to make the sentiment.I’ve added some cute heart buttons and a die cut doily – what else! – to finish.

Supplies : 
Image and sentiment : From Polly Pickleberry CD-rom
Cardstock  : Papermania Colossal Capsule Collection 
Tools : X-cut guillotine, Marianne Design Designer Doily
Embellishments : Buttons from The Works,We R Memory Keepers Thread,Coloured staples from The Works

Some challenges this is for :

Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes
Stamp and Create  : Anything Goes  
The Pink Elephant : Hearts
Dream Valley Challenges  :  Anything Goes
Gingerloft  : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time  : Use Embellishments
Quirky Crafts : Food Glorious Food
Catch The Bug  : January Anything Goes
Crafty Emma : Anything goes
Secret Crafter : Let them eat cake
Poodles Parlour : Button Up  

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Having a mer-ry time

We’re on the search for Mythical Creatures at Craft Your Passion this week!We have two fabulous sponsors too – A Day for Daisies and Pizzaz Aplenty.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 I’ve used the beautiful and whimsical Birthday Mermaid from A Day for Daisies.She’s been coloured with Polychromos  pencils and blended with low odour oils thinners using a paper stump.I only used a dry stump on her hair to leave the detail of the pencil strokes for a more realistic approach.Of course I had to apply Glossy Accents to the balloons.The papers are actually called Ooh La La for him but they’re so beautiful I just had to use them with her.Well bang went my promise  NOT to buy any more papers but when I found these for £3.99 at my local craft warehouse it was just too good to resist!!The pearl brads were another bargain from there at 99p!Both this items have been on my wish list for a very long time.I added the ribbon overlayed with some cord from my stash,topped with a die cut swirl and flower.I made a tab type sentiment to complete the card.

Supplies : 
Image : Birthday Mermaid from A Day for Daisies
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment Clear Stamp set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Glossy Accents,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Him,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 4,Swirl from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Flower from Marianne Design Creatables Floral Dies 1,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Grossgrain ribbon and cord from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Gingerloft : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Something New (papers & brads)
Catch The Bug : January Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Bingo ( Flowers,Ribbon, Swirl)
Crafty Emma :  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges :  New Year, use something new (papers & brads)
Designed 2 Delight : Winter Flowers ( or any flowers)
Marks Finest Papers : Use Brads or Eyelets
Card Makin’ Mamas : New Year or Something New (papers & brads)
Delicious Doodles :  All Things New (papers & brads)
Fairy Tale : Something New (papers & brads)
Fussy and Fancy : Animal Print OR Happy Birthday
Jellypark Challenges : Use Something Old AND Something New (Old cardstock and ribbons,New papers & brads)
Simply Create Too :  More than 2 Layers
Cute Card Thursday : What`s New (papers & brads)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Something New (papers & brads)
Sassy Studio Designs :  Use Something New   (papers & brads)
Some Odd Girl : Bling It Up
Digistamps 4 Joy : Something old, Something new (Old cardstock and ribbons,New papers & brads)
Freshly Brewed : Something new  (papers & brads)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Something new (papers & brads)
Paper Pretties :  Brads/Eyelets
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : New Something (papers & brads)
Whimsical Wednesdays : On the Edge
Craft Room Challenge  : Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Anything Goes Using Your New Stash  (papers & brads)
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Shiny New Year (Glossy Accents and pearl brads)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Nest-ling in

New Beginnings 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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

This challenge is pretty apt as there are lots of NEW things happening at Digi Doodle Shop too!

First off Digi Doodle Shop is now offering :

For more details click here.

And a brand new 99¢ Digi Deals category has been added.These images will only be around ’til March 1st 2012.So go grab ’em while they’re there!

There are a total of EIGHT new digi stamps in store also.

For my card I’ve used Birds Nest from Digi Doodle Shop.Although I’ve used it for a New Home card it could be applied to many different occasions.It’s been coloured with pastel pencils for a soft look and I allowed it to flow over the edge of the die cut.I chose papers that had a wallpaper feel to them and added a key charm to tie in with the theme too.The felt flowers topped with buttons also reflect the softness of the image and give a home furnishings touch.

Supplies :  
Image : Birds Nest from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From a box of stamps I bought years ago when I first started stamping
Mediums : Koh-I-Nor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor & Newton Artist’s Fixative, Summer Sky Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP form stash,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine, Martha Stewart Scallop Edger Punch,Nestabilities Labels 3,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Flower dies from Marianne Creatables Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot
Embellishments : Dovecraft Metallic Brads,Felt from eBay,Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Elastic thread from The Works,Key Charm from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Heart Song Inspirations :  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs :  Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : “What you got for Christmas” or Anything Goes 
The Pink Elephant : Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges  : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Pile It On : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes
Allsorts : New Beginnings
Di’s Digis Designs : Something New
By the Cute & Girly : New Beginnings
Cupcake Craftroom : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly :  Anything Goes with the option of New Theme
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl’s : New Beginnings
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Shiny New Year (Use something Shiny on Your Creation)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Something New
Paper Pretties :  Brads/Eyelets
Paper Shelter Challenge :  Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp -: New Something
Whimsy Inspiration :New Beginnings

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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