A clean sweep

People is the theme set for 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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

I tried something different,well for me anyway!I’ve coloured this adorable Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop in sepia tones.I have to be honest and I chucked my first attempt in the bin!Oh the shame 😦 I pride myself on NOT throwing stuff away! I tried to colour her skin in just the lighter tones I’d used for her clothing but she ended up looking grey faced so I chose pinkier beige tones and I’m a lot happier with the result 😀 I used a mix of pretty floral paper with a newspaper print one.Altho’ it’s a little difficult to see the bottom strip as I suddenly decided to lay some raffia lace ribbon over it.I layered some die cut flowers and chopped ’em up so they’d add interest to the top of the card.I finished it with some Distress Inked vintage seam binding and another flower topped with a wooden button one,tied with some paper twine.

Sadly this is my last post for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Not an easy decision but sometimes you have to make those kind of choices 😦 I started with the team back in October 2010 and I’d like to say thanks to Karen and Ruth for being great DT Leaders,to all the lovely crafters I’ve met through the team and of course Judy and her Mom for creating and providing the gorgeous images. Wishing you all the best for the future 🙂

Don’t forget the DT call is open until 8:00 pm EST tonight!So get in there quick if you’re interested!

There are 2 beautiful new images in store too :

Foxgloves  and  Marigolds

Supplies :
Image : Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : ProMarkers,Old Paper,Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Papers & Card : Floral paper by Paper Adventures (discontinued that’s why I bought a load 😉 ),Newspaper print K & Co,cardstock from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch
To embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding (tinted with Old Paper Distress Ink),Wooden Flower Button (e-Bay),Cream Paper Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply Challenge : Border Punches
I Love Promarkers : Anything goes
Ruby’s Rainbow : Lace (not sure if raffia lace counts.Let me know if it doesn’t)
Craft Room Challenge : Shabby/Vintage 
Creative Card Crew : Vintage 
Flourishes : Lace & Scallops (let me know if raffia lace doesn’t count)
Paper Take Weekly : For The Girls Or Mum
Party Time Tuesdays : Monochromatic
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Shabby Chic/Vintage
Crafty Bloggers Network : Floral
Totally Stampalicious : All About Flowers
The Ribbon Reel :  Newsprint/Bookprint and Ribbons
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss : Anything goes with a button
Fairy Fun Fridays : Distress It
Hotshot Crafts : Ribbon
Jellypark Challenges : National Craft Month (colouring,Distress Inks,raffia lace,seam binding,buttons,paper twine)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Why did the owl…

…sit beside the toadstool?Because there’s not mushroom inside!

Oooh…err…um and on that note I think I’d better move swiftly on to this weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge.We have a fabby sketch by Pauline :

 

Plus the theme of Embellish It Up (Buttons,flowers or bling).Don’t forget we have made a change to the challenges.You can opt for the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

For my card I’ve used images from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom and  papers from the Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection both by Willow Designs.I’ve coloured the toadstool and Walter with FlexMarkers.I gave added dimension to the spots by filling them in with white gel pen then shaded them with a FlexMarker.Both have been added to the button embossed panel with foam pads.I love this folder,it’s from the DoCrafts Boofle collection.Had to have it as soon as I saw it!I re-sized the flowers from the paper collection to add as embellishments.

Supplies :
Images : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Coloring mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Crazy Daisy by Willow Designs,kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Tri-Boss Universal Embossing Folder Boofle (Mixed Buttons),Big Shot,Decoupage scissors

Some challenges this is for :

I Love Promarkers : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Embossing
Crafty Sentiments : Things With Wings
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge :  Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Floral
Totally Stampalicious : All About Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Fabulous Friday : Kraft Paper
Fairy Fun Fridays : Distress It
Guylou’s Inimitability : Things with Wings

Thanks for looking

Lisa x