Nice weather for ducks!

At Craft Your Passion this week we you want to Show Lots of Texture.We have the fab The Cutting Cafe and Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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 some images and words from the Rain Rain Go Away Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe.There are so many super images and sentiments in this bundle that I just had to make more than one card!I’ve used ProMarkers to colour with glaze added all over the boots and just on the duck’s beak and water.I think I went a b it heavy handed with it on the boots and it seemed to leach some of the colour of the lighter red and create a divide in the shading 😦 The shades of red were beautifully blended as in the flowers on the duck card originally.Never mind it’s taught me lesson to go easier next time!To create lots of texture I’ve used these fab card blanks I picked up from my local craft warehouse,some corrugated card from my stash,hessian and some of the beautiful new Papermania Capsule Collection papers.I’ve torn some of the edges for added texture too!

Supplies :
Image and sentiments : From Rain Rain Go Away Printable Stamp Set by The Cutting Cafe
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Papermania Lincoln Linen Capsule Collection,red printed corrugated card from eBay,inKraft wavy corrugated card,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock pad,Craft UK Limited Kraft 6 x 6 card blanks 
Other materials : Hesian sheets from The Works
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilties Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Standard Ovals Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors

Some challenges these are for :

Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts : April Showers
The Crafty Pad : April Showers Bring May Flowers and/or Sketch
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything with Flowers
Lily Pad : Rainy Day
Aud Sentiments Challenge :  Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : April showers
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft shop :The Great Outdoors
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything goes
City Crafter Challenge : A Little rough round the edges(Add burlap) ( We call it hessian in the UK but it is the same material)
Party Time Tuesdays :  Anything Goes + Kraft
Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Cut it out! Use Die Cuts
Sassy Cheryl’s : April Showers
Paper Creations Ink : April Showers Bring May Flowers
 
My dog has a confession to make …

She’s a nerd!But I her.She’s such a funny girl.She was making her happy noises when I put these on her!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x 

 
 
 
 
 

Dad’ll fix it!

It’s time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge.This week it’s Kelly’s turn to host with this fabby sketch :

The theme is Things Outside.This could be something to do outside,something that lives outside,a view from outside etc.Don’t forget you can opt for the sketch or the theme.You can even combine them!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 the super Tool Time Walter digital stamp by Willow Designs.Just perfect for any male themed project.This is  a Father’s Day card (yes,managed to make ANOTHER one!!)I’ve coloured him with ProMarkers and given him some lovely shiny eyes and wellies!I thought these papers would be ideal to go a with him along with the die cut cog.I added some of these great screw brads too.Must admit I love ’em so much I don’t give them away that often but as this card will be staying in the family I didn’t mind – this time!!The sentiment is of my own making and and hand cut into a banner.

Supplies :
Image : Tool Time Walter  by Willow Designs 
Sentiment : Created by me!
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & card : DP DCWV All About Boys,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock pad (orange),Bazzill Basics (blue)
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Gadget Gears,Big Shot 
To embellish : Creative Expressions Antique Silver Screw Top Brads

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Craft Challenges :  Let’s see some animal antics
Deep Ocean Challenge : Use punches & dies
Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Cut it out! Use Die Cuts
{Pin}spirational : 
Cards For Men :Texture (textured card,3D lacquer,brads,the lightbulbs on the paper have a glossy finish)
Crafty Boots : No Girls Allowed 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : One for the Boys
Lexi’s Creations : Use Your Punches and Dies
Love to Create :   Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations :  Bold and Bright 
Tammy Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes Twist Critters
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Live on the Edge  
2 Sisters : Use a digital image
Challenge Up Your Life : Owls
Craft Your Days Away :  Metal
Di’s Digis Designs : Lets meet our Animal Friends
Alphabet Challenge :  F … Feathered Friends
Crafty Ann’s :  It’s a Man Thing
Crafty Catz : Stripes or Checks
Fussy and Fancy :  Punches / Dies
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Someone Special
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Men Only
Creative Belli :Animals
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
Paper Pretties : Clean and Simple
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The sweetest thing

This week at Craft Your Passion there is a picture for your inspiration.We have Milk Coffee and Bugaboo Stamps as our fab sponsors 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 very beautiful Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show by Milk Coffee.She’s been printed onto linen textured card and coloured with FlexMarkers.The base for this centre step card is made from the same.The papers were a freebie from  Simply Cards & Papercraft  magazine a while back and I’ve used card from my stash for the matting and die cuts.I made some flowers to match the ones on her dress and in her hair.Pearls were added to the centres and to follow the theme I applied Liquid Pearls to the ones on the image and sentiment.I decided to stamp the sentiment onto pink as I thought white would be too stark.

Supplies : 
Image : Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show by Milk Coffee
Mediums : FlexMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment : Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ’em Clear Stamp
Papers & Card : DP Hot Off The Press Soft Nostalgia freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Southfield  Snow Linen Card from a mixed 12x 12 pack,Pink and brown card from stash
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Marianne Creatables Floral 1 Dies,Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Elegance,Sizzix Bigz Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns ,Sizzix Extended Spacer Platform,Sizzix XL Cutting Pads,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : White flat backed pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Hit the Bottle
One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Add a Flower
The Crafty Pad : Live on the Edge
2 Sisters : Use a Digital Image
Hiding in my Craft Room :  April Flowers bring.. Homemade Flowers 
Just Some Lines :  Give a Gift of Flowers
Card Makin’ Mamas : Make it Girlie      
Delicious Doodles :  Loads of Layers
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything with Flowers
Fairy Tale : Stepper Card
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy :  Mother’s Day and/or flowers
Sassy Studio Designs : Flowers & flourishes
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
Southern Girls : Fancy folds
Marianne’s Design Divas : Pearls and Swirls
Sundays with Crissy : Use your favourite colour combo
Through the Craftroom Door : Show me your Favourite Technique (colouring with FlexMarkers,fancy fold,making own flowers)
Paper Pretties : Card for girls 
Whimsy Inspiration :  Punches/diecuts
Stamp-N-Doodle :  April Showers &/or May Flowers
The Stamping Boutique :  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Spotty, Dotty
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Handmade Flowers 
Victorine Originals :Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Flourish
Opus Gluei : Use Flourishes on your project 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Spot the hedgehog!

We have a fabby sketch and the theme of add 3 or more brads or eyelets at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.Here’s Shell’s sketch :

You can choose either the sketch theme or both.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 the adorable Colin in the Garden digi stamp from Willow Designs and coloured it with FlexMarkers.I love hedgehogs!The spotty paper is from the Polly Pickleberry Cd-rom also from Willow Designs.The tabs and sign are some Quikcutz dies I got off eBay and they’ve been run through a woodgrain folder in my Big Shot ‘cos I thought it was a good idea 😉 I’ve added brads to the sign and the leaves running down from the top left corner are shaped brads too.All edges have been distressed for a rustic look.I’ve also flipped the sketch.This is intended as  a Father’s Day card for one of my kids to give to their Dad.Yep,I’m getting in early!So the sentiment was chosen not just because the little hedgies are in pots but as a way of saying thanks for helping me to develop into the person I’m becoming too.

Supplies : 
Image : Colin in the Garden by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment : 3 Birds boxed stamp set
Paper : From the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs 
Card : Papermania Kraft,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-cut Guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Quikutz Small Curved Gift Tag Maker Die and Sign Post Die,Craft Concept Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Brads from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

Cooking It Up With Katie : Green, Gorgeous,Garden
Just Keep on Creating : Anything goes
Pixie Cottage :  Sketch and/or Green and Gorgeous
Whimsy Inspiration : Punches/Diecuts
Crafty Sentiments :  Use A Digi
Creative Card Crew : Kraft
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Gardens
Digital Tuesday : Distressed
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Card For A Man
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge :  On The Farm Or In The Garden (the leaf brads I bought way back in 2007(!) and the other brads I’v e had at least 2 years)
The Stamping Boutique : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday :  Spotty, Dotty
Use It Tuesdays : Anything Goes (the leaf brads I bought way back in 2007(!) and the other brads I’v e had at least 2 years)
PanPastel UK Challenge : One for the Boys
Craft Your Days Away  : Metal
Secret Crafter : A Men’s Card
Crafty Ann’s : It’s a Man Thing
Crafty Catz : Animals
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
 
Some extra news.Look what’s just arrived at Willow Designs!
Polly Pickleberry Stamp Sets!
A perfect addition to compliment the CD-rom or for those who love stamping.They are A6 in size and are ideal for creating your own scenes.Aren’t they just adorable! Priced at just £6.99 per set and FREE P&P – what more could you ask for!Don’t forget there are other crafty items stocked in the shop including ProMarkers.

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sparkling with in-tent!

At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Die Cuts and/or Punches.We have Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and Simon Says Stamp!  as our fab sponsors 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 Lil Trumpeteer by Floppy Latte Designs  available at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.He looks like he’s heralding in the Spring.I wanted to create a ‘caught in crystal’ effect.The trouble is inkjet printable acetate is ridged on one side to give a key for the ink.So I flipped the image so that I could allow the smooth side of the acetate to be face out on the window aperture I’d cut in my card.Now because the gloss medium I wanted to apply is water based I knew I couldn’t use it on the printed image as it would run into an icky mess.So that’s where another piece of acetate came in.I scribbled some gloss over it,not getting to close to the edges,then sprinkled some mica powders and Glamour Dust about.I used yet another piece of acetate to smoosh it around a bit (I’ve saved that  for another day).Once dry I backed the image with it.The day before my copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft dropped onto my doormat with these gorgeous papers and matching chipboards.The butterfly and flowers in the corner have been coated in Glamour Dust.Icut the flowers from one of the sheets too and lined the inside of my card with a bright green one.I got to use my lovely new swirly die that I picked up rather reasonably reduced price at my local craft warehouse 🙂 I stamped the greeting onto the chipboard piece and completed the card with some grosgrain ribbon and pearls.

Supplies :
Image : Lil Trumpeteer by Floppy Latte Designs
Mediums : Anita’s 3D Gloss,Mica powders,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card & paper : Freebie Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee paper pad and chipboards for Cardmaking and Papercraft,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Labels 1,Joy! Crafts Cutting and Embossing Stencil and Fowers 3 Cutting and Embossing Stencil,Big Shot
To embellish : White flat backed pearls, grosgrain ribbon both from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Flowers
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Pearls & Lace
Totally Papercrafts : Things with Wings
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Spring/Summer colours
Crafty Ribbons : Things with Wings
Craft Us Crazy : Mother’s Day and/or flowers
Cute Card Thursday : Spring flowers
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best :  Paper lace
Do You Stack Up? :  Glitter/bling
Paper Crafting Journey  :  3 or more patterned papers
Paper Play : Things with Wings
Pixie Dust Studio : Ribbon
Crafty Creations :Flower power
Crafts and Me : 3-D embellishments
Digistamps 4 Joy : Glitter and bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Birthday card
Inky Impressions : Make your own embellishments 
Little Red Wagon : Spring colors
My Mum’s Craft shop : Celebration
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : April showers bring spring flowers 
Craft Room Challenge : Music
Digital Tuesday : Birthdays
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Spring
My Time To Craft : Fairy Nice
Corrosive Challenges : Hit the bottle!
Creative Inspirations Paint : Inspired by Spring
Robyn`s Fetish : Spring Image Cards 
Sentimental Sundays : Frame it
The Squirrel & the Fox : Things with Wings
Cupcake Craftroom : Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Oozak : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Countrystyle chic(kens!)

This week at Willow Sketchie Challenge we have  a fabby sketch by Anne-Marie :

Plus the theme of Spots & Stripes.Don’t forget you can choose either the sketch or theme to follow.Or even both!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.

I’ve used a rather sweet image from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs and watercoloured it using Whispers Brush Markers.Thes eimages are a joy to colour!The spotty paper is from the CD-rom as well.Keeping with the countrystyle feel I embossed the stripes and roughed all the edges up.To complete the look I added some wooden flower button with paper thread.

Supplies : 
Image & papers : From Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Colouring medium : Whispers Brush Markers
Card : White and Kraft from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To embellish : Wooden Flower Buttons from eBay,Paper Thread from The Works

Here are some challenges this is for :

Creative Card Crew :  Kraft
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique  : Distress
Top Tip Tuesday : Spotty, Dotty 
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet :  April Showers Bring May Flowers
Tammy Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes (twist Embossing)
The Pink Elephant : Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : Picking up one of your old favorites  – watercolouring with the Brush Markers (hope it’s OK to join you for a 2nd time this week)
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox :  Things with Wings
Allsorts : Colour Bingo (Kraft,Stripes,Yellow)
Catch The Bug : April Anything goes
Crafty Calendar :  Egg-stra Special with optional choice more than one fold  
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Things with Wings
Cupcake Craftroom : Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Crafty Sentiments :  Spring! Spring Creations Using Pastel Colours
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Spring
Critter Sketch : Critters
Cupcake Craft : Spring is in the Air
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Seeing stars!

Shaped Cards is the theme set at Craft Your Passion.So no squares or rectangles allowed!We have Kenny K and Pizzazzaplenty as our fab sponsors 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 Anime Rocker from Kenny K Downloads.I’ve tried to colour him as close to the Anime style as I could get.The colours are more definite light/dark contrasts rather than the graduated shading I usually try to achieve.I even highlighted areas with a white gel pen.Something tells me I NEED to stop watching Pokemon!!For the card base I folder a piece of silver mirri card in half and used a template printed off my ‘puter for the shape.I then used a smaller one to cut the corrugated card layer.I then switched to cutting the other two stars with a die – a lot easier and quicker!The middle one is Whitewash card passed through an embossing folder and sanded to bring the notes out.I stamped and cut out the sentiment adding a safety pin.I punched some holes then set some silver eyelets and tied through some faux suede strips I found in The Works.I love  ’em!Word of warning tho’.If you buy them open the packet and let them air as soon as you get them.Not sure if it’s the dye but they don’t half whiff!Luckily I needed to stroke them once I got home so they’re OK now.Every time I look at this card I just want to sing “Welcome to Shooting Stars,Welcome whoever you are”.

Supplies:
Image : Anime Rocker from Kenny K
Colouring mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll pen 
Card : Anita’s Silver Mirror Card,Red corrugated card I found on eBay,Core’dinations Whitewash Card
Tools : Fiskars Non-stick Scissors,X-cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To embellish : We R Memory Keepers Silver Eyelets,Faux Suede Strips from The Works,Safety Pin from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug :  April Anything goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles :  Textures
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Everything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Use an embossing folder
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Use something new from your stash (suede strips,corrugated card,embossing folder)
Paper Play :Shaped card
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed : Tie It Up!
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters :  Dad’s birthday/men
Joanna Sheen Challenge : It’s a Man’s World
 Just Keep on Creating : Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge : Music
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges :Heavy Metal
One Stitch At A Time :   Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : What Else Do you Know? ( Crop-a-Dile and eyelets,Copic Ciaos)
Pile It On  : All about “S…” (Shaped card,stars,silver,safety pin,stripes,suede strips,stamped sentiment,sanding,sunglasses,sneakers,even sweat!)
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes  
Scrappy Frogs :Shape It Up!
The Crafty Pad :Just Die-delicious

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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