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