Flowery olwery

Shell is hosting the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Make Your Own Backing Papers.You can choose the sketch or theme.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 started with the background on my card.I used an old stamp I”ve had for a few years that I bought in a set when I first discovered Willow Designs.Unfortunately they’ve been discontinued.I stamped directly onto the card blank and coloured them with Polychromos pencils blended with oils thinners.I chose warm oranges and yellows to go with all the lovely sunny weather we’re getting at the moment.I then decided to colour a Winnie image from the Winnie Owl digital stamp collection from Willow Designs by using the same method.The strip of Whitewash card has been embossed and sanded.The sentiment is from the the same set as the background flower and the button centres on the words have been stamped again,coloured with the pencils,blended,cut out and layered.It doesn’t show in the pic but they’ve been coated in 3D Lacquer.These cute little die cut flower swirls have been added for some extra detail.I have moved one of these slightly on the sketch as it didn’t look right in the original place 😉

 
Supplies :
Image : From Winnie Owl digital stamp collection
Flower  and sentiment stamps : Discontinued Willow Designs
Mediums : Impress Jet Black Dye Ink,Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,3D Crystal Lacquer
Card : Orange from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv cardstock pad,Yellow Core’dinations Whitewash card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Crafts Too Daisy Embossing Folder,Cuttlebug Vintage 4 die set,Big Shot,Lasting Impressions Paper Scuffers
 
Some challenges this is for :
Divas by Design :Anything goes
Inky Impressions :  Summer Fun
Paper Pretties : Use summer as your inspiration
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes 
Ruby’s Rainbow : Things with wings
Scrapbook Sisters  : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything goes
Stampavie and More : For a girl
The Perfect Sentiment : Anything goes, sentiment must be stamped
Bearly Mine : Animal Kingdom
Crafty Sentiments :  Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Colour Theme ‘Orange’
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Anything Goes
My Time To Craft : It Takes Two (Use two of something)
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes 
Love to Create : Add a Sentiment
Ooh La La Creations :Make it Girly
Stamp and Create : One for the Ladies
Sentimental Sundays :   Pocket full of Posies (Flowers)
Just Some Lines : Show us those Birds
Totally Papercrafts : Animals
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Summer Fun
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 
 
 
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Sew,it’s a boy!

At Craft Your Passion this week the theme of the challenge is For Baby with optional stitching.We have two fab sponsors – Patties Creations and Scrapbook Unique.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the sweet Little Boy Sailor Suit from Patties Creations and coloured with ProMarkers.I’ve traced over the hanger using a silver gel pen.Now I’m not the World’s greatest stitcher but I thought I’d give it a whirl!I punched the edges of two papers with an EK Success punch that created a row of holes along the wavy edge and carefully back stitched.I pricked holes around the edge of the oval and again used back stitch.I pleated the paper along the bottom and made a pleated rosette too.To the centre of this I added a giant brad stamped with the sentiment.I finished the card with a die cut corner.

Supplies :

Image : Little Boy Sailor Suit  from Patties Creations 
Mediums : ProMarkers,Silver gel pen,Jet Black Stazon
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear set
Papers : Making Memories Ethan
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Oval and Scalloped Ovals,Cuttlebug Vintage 4 die set,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Score board
To embellish : We R Memory Keepers Floss,Woodware Maxi Brad

Here are some challenges this is for :

Here Come the Boys : Anything Goes 
Opus Gluei : Sew What?! 
2 Sisters  : Bring on the boys
One Stop Craft : For the Boys
Card Makin’ Mamas : Punches
Crafty Catz :  Male
Fairy Tale : Boys & Men
Fussy and Fancy : New Baby
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any sentiment
DRS Designs :  Masculine
Southern Girls : Die-cut or punch
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything goes
Stampavie and More :For a boy
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl’s : Favourite Colour Combo (even tho’ they shouldn’t be seen blue and green)
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 

Knit one,pearl one

It’s Hazel’s turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Red,White and Blue.You can either pick 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.

For my card I’ve used a digital stamp from the Winnie Owl digital collection by Willow Designs and coloured her with FlexMarkers. Some Distress Ink has been blended round the edges.The blue papers are from the downloadable Cool Meadows Paper Collection by Willow Designs,as is the sentiment,mounted onto some Core’dinations card.I’ve added some red pearls to finish the card – hence the title of my post!

Supplies :
Image : From the Winnie Owl digital collection by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Broken China Distress Ink
Papers & Sentiment : From the Cool Meadows Paper Collection  by Willow Designs 
Card : Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,X-cut Dielicious Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Big Shot,Cut N Dry Foam
To Embellish : Pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts

Some challenges this is for :

Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Something With Wings 
Paper Take Weekly : True Colours
Desmet Designs : Let’s Celebrate in Red, White and Blue 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity :  Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Patterns: Mix your scales
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away : All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings  
Crazy 4 Challenges : A Birthday Card 
Just Some Lines : Show us those Birds
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :  Wonderful Wings
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sketchy daisies

This week at Craft Your Passion we have a fabulous sketch by Jenn :

We have 3 sponsors too – Robyn’s Fetish,Simon Says Stamp and The Robin’s Nest.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the sweet Daisy Days from Robyn’s Fetish and coloured her using Polychromos pencils along with a blender pencil.I’ve teamed some beautiful freebie Nit Wits papers from a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine with some kraft card.The papers are double sided and the pinky red is actually the reverse of the green plaid pattern.All edges have been roughed up with a paper distresser.The sentiment is from Kaisercraft’s Life Clear Mini Stamp Set.There are some really lovely sentiments in this and very reasonably priced too!If you like sentiments you really should check these sets out!The wooden buttons have been stained with Distress Ink and tied with paper twine.One of the buttons has been replaced with a wooden ladybird ‘cos I couldn’t pass up the chance to use something as cute as this!!

Supplies :
Image : Daisy Days from Robyn’s Fetish
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Life Clear Mini Stamp Set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Derwent Blender Pencil,Archival Coffee Ink,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Papers & Card : Nit Wits freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Card Pack
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Big Shot
To Embellish : Wooden buttons from eBay,Paper twine from The Works,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds

Some challenges this is for :

Card Makin’ Mamas : May Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wonderful Wings (hope the ladybird counts as you can’t see his wings but he does have them!)
Crafty Catz : Girlie Time
Fairy Tale : Things with Wings (again hope the ladybird counts as you can’t see his wings but he does have them !)
Phindy’s Place : Summer is Coming
Crafty Ribbons : Flowers
Moving Along With The Times : Keep it real  (no fantasy figures)
Paper Play : Destruction – tearing, distressing, grunge, etc
Sassy Studio Designs : Use 3 of something (3 wooden flower buttons)
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
Papercraft Star :Inspiration photo   plus checks/gingham
Crafters Companion : Here comes Summer
Creatalicious Challenges : Bingo (top horizontal row)
Crafty Sentiments :  Bingo (middle horizontal row)
Creative Craft Challenges : Distressing
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything But A Square
Paper Take Weekly : In the Garden
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays :  Whimsical
Secret Crafter :  In the Garden
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Flowers
Cupcake Inspirations : 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The best kind of gardening

This week at Willow Sketchie Challenge we have a fabby sketch by Claire :

The theme is Use Three Different Papers.You can choose either the sketch or theme.If you’re feeling up for the challenge you can combine the two! 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 Garden Weekly Digital Stamp from Willow Designs and coloured Walter with ProMarkers.The hearts on the wallpaper have been coloured green for a leafy feel.I chose some muted papers that I thought would go with the gardening theme and the reverse of some Papermania Kraft card.The face is quite dark whereas this side has a more natural fibrous texture.To keep in with this I distressed all the edges.To finish the card I added some buttons threaded with paper twine.This is now the fourth Father’s Day card I’ve made.Yippee!I’m on a roll.

Supplies : 
Image : Garden Weekly Digital Stamp from Willow Designs 
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DPs selection of Paper Adventures (all discontinued),Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Card Pack
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment
To Embellish : Woodware Buttons Coffee and Cream,Paper twine from The Works
 

Some challenges this is for :

Sundays with Crissy : Things with Wings
Creative Craft Challenges :  Distressing
 LEJ Designs : Lots of Layers
Paper Take Weekly : In the Garden
Creative Stamp Friends :Father’s Day
Lollipop Crafts : Just for Him
Great Impressions : Anything goes 
Allsorts : A card for a Man or a Boy
Catch The Bug : Things with Wings
Craft Your Days Away : All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings 
Crafty Emma : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s  : Male theme
Fairy Tale :  Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts : No Pesky Girls Allowed
Crafting for all Seasons : Celebration + buttons
I Love Promarkers : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Celebrate Spring!

We have a colour challenge  at Craft Your Passion this week :

So we want to see shades of green and purple on your cards/projects.We have the fab Some Odd Girl as our sponsor too!Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the adorable Patches ‘n Braids,a  Belle’s ‘n Whistles stamp by the talented Elisabeth Bell.I got her on Sale at Bunny Zoe’s Crafts. She’s been coloured with a mix of Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.I’ve created  a halo of blue around the image to give the impression of sky and softened the line where I finished colouring the grass with Distress Inks.I’m not confident on colouring skies and after I’ve spent the time getting the image more or less how I like it I don’t wanna mess the whole thing up!I chose this selection of pretty papers only to find I have run very short on purple card!Eeek!What do I do!So after panicking like crazy it finally hit me – Distress Ink!I’d found some very pale lilac card colour tinted it with 2 purple shades.I really like the effect as it was textured card I used. Although I had green card to match I took some very pale green card and inked that as well to give consistency.I got to play with my new banner die too 😀 I even made my own two tone twine (try saying that 3 times fast!) to thread through them but boy that was a fiddle.Often I struggle to make detailed/layered cards without covering everything up so I’m quite pleased ho this turned out. I know a lot of people associate pastel colours with Spring but I just think these lush greens and purples sum it up for me.The fresh grass growing,the buds on the trees sprouting and my favourite blue and purple pansies bursting into bloom!

Supplies :
Image : Patches ‘n Braids by Belles ‘n Whistles 
Colouring mediums : Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers,Impress Jet Black Dye Ink Pad,Tumbled Glass,Shabby Shutters,Milled Lavender,Dusty Concord Distress Inks
Papers & card : DP mix of discontinued Paper Adventures,pale lilac and green Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral  Edger Punch ,Classic Scallop and Standard Ovals Large Nestabilities,Flowers cut from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Flourish and flower centre cut from Marianne Designs Circle Frame Set,Whimsy Banner Pennants Dies,Big Shot,Cut ‘n Dry foam
To embellish : We R Memory Keepers Floss in Green and Purple

Some challenges this is for :

Amusing Challenges : Flowers
Great Impressions : Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use your favourites (Copics,Distress Inks,the colour combo/papers,Nesties,the flourish and flower dies,the Martha Stewart punch,the floss/twine)
Opus Gluei : Beyond the Garden Gate
The Squirrel & the Fox : One for the girls
2 Sisters :  Make it girly
Colour Me Creative Copic’s Challenge :  Anything Goes 
Crafty Emma : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Spring
Sweet Stampin :  Flower Power
Alphabet Challenge : G .. Garden
Hotshot Crafts : Die Cuts
Jellypark Challenges : Girlie Girl
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too :  Mothers Day / Feminine
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : 
Crafty Ribbons : Use a flower
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Flowers
Shelly’s Images : Use something that makes you happy (Copics,Distress Inks,the colour combo/papers,Nesties,the flourish and flower dies,the Martha Stewart punch,the floss/twine,my new pennant dies)
S J Papercrafts : Favorites (Copics,Distress Inks,the colour combo/papers,Nesties,the flourish and flower dies,the Martha Stewart punch,the floss/twine)
Crafting for all Seasons : Handmade flowers 
Crafts and Me : Punches and diecuts
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : May flowers
Truly Scrumptious : Anything goes
 Creative Craft Challenges :  Anything Goes
Paper and Such Design : April Showers Bring May Flowers
By the Cute & Girly :   Spring is in the Air
Elisabeth Bells World : Spring is in the air
Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 

Fairy-ly purple

It’s my turn to host over at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.Here’s my sketch :

The theme is Handmade Flowers.You can follow the sketch,the theme or combine 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 Fairy Dance digital stamp from Willow Designs.She’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and Frosted Lace Stickles have been applied to her wings for some subtle shimmer.Teeny gems have been added to her crown.The papers are from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom also at Willow Designs.Polka dots and gingham!It doesn’t get better than this!For some extra interest I added some web ribbon to the back panel.Been dying to use this and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.I made some cutesy rolled paper roses as I haven’t done these in a while 🙂 Punched in 2 sizes of circle punches from leftovers of the backing papers and wound on a quilling tool.I then added them to some die cut flourishes.Well that’s me done!

Supplies : 
Image : Fairy Dance from Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Frosted Lace Stickles
Papers : From Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Card : Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Woodware 1″Circle Punch,Woodware 1 1/2″Circle Punch,Flourish from Marianne Creatables Ribbon Flower Die Set 3,Big Shot
To embellish : 38mm Web Ribbon from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Bearly Mine : Fairies
Creative Craft Challenges :  Anything Goes
LEJ Designs : Things with Wings
Paper Take Weekly : Cute Cute Cute
The Stamping Boutique : Bling
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Ribbon or Twine
Digi Makeover Challenge : May Flowers
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : May Flowers
Hooked on Crafts : Flowers 
Incy Wincy Designs : Spots & Dots
Lexi’s Creations : Lace and Ribbon 
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Monochromatic
Totally Stampalicious :  Sparkle
Victorine Originals : Flowers
Opus Gluei : Beyond the Garden Gate (if only there really were fairies at the bottom of my garden!Mind you I think my daft doggy would chase ’em all away!)
Pile It On : Fairytales, fantasy and daydreams 
The Squirrel & the Fox : One for the girls
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Flower Power
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Mother’s Day or Feminine
Sundays with Crissy :Things with Wings
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings 
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Maypole Ribbons
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday : Use 4 from the list of 8 (ribbon,glitter,the colour purple,flower)
Guylou’s Inimitability : Punches, Dies & Diamonds
Jellypark Challenges : Girlie Girl
Stampin’ For The Weekend :  4 or more Layers
Crafting for all Seasons : Handmade flowers
Crafts and Me :Punches and diecuts
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Fairytales
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : May flowers
Stampavie and More : Monochrome
Whimsy Inspiration : Add dimension

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 
 
 

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