Thanks a bunch or two!

It’s my turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge and this is the sketch I’ve come up with :

The theme is Summer Florals.So anything flowery will do whether it’s the image,papers,flowers or any other floral stash item.You can take a choice of either the sketch or theme.Or really go for it and do both! You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.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 super cute Walter Owl digi stamp taken from the Walter Owl digital collection by Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and fussy cut out.He’s then been shaped and adhered with 3D Glue for some extra dimension.I’ve layered up with some new Papermania Happy Days papers and new Papermania Kraftstax card from the latest DoCrafts Goody Bag along with some Trimcraft Textured card that I treated myself to – well you have to don’t you!I’ve Distress Inked the edges of the papers and afterwards pounced the edges of the card layers with the same piece of Cut n Dry.I shaped the pieces the sentiment is mounted onto,using that as a guide.I added some Blitters,the flowers,from the same Goody Bag and some Raffia Lace Ribbon plus a length of grosgrain ribbon.The Raffia Lace was much lighter in colour originally so that got Distress Inked too.I have to confess the ribbon is a little bit of a cover up job as even tho’ I’d tried hard to remember that the paper had a right way up I didn’t notice until I’d stuck the sentiment on that it was in fact upside down!!Oooopsie!Luckily I’d used wet glue and it hadn’t set so I managed to save it and just make a few  *cough* minor  alterations…

So on to some super news!The  new Walter and Winnie Christmas Stamps are available from Willow Designs to pre-order now!!The stamps can be found in the Clear Stamps section.They’re sooo cute you’ll love ’em!

Here are some sample cards :

Supplies :

Image : From the Walter Owl digital collection by Willow Designs
Sentiment : From 3 Birds  boxed stamp set
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : Papermania Designerstax Happy Days Double Sided 12 x12 ,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8,Cherry Blossom Trimcraft Textured card 12 x 12
Adhesives : Collall All-Purpose Glue,Collall 3D Glue Gel
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Raffia Lace Ribbon and Grosgrain Ribbon from stash,Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters 

Some challenges this is for :

Creatalicious Challenges : Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom : Lots of layers
Desert Island Crafters : 4.Inked edges,6.Glitter (on flowers),7.Animal(s),8.Use a rubber stamp (sentiment)
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Summer fun
Crafty Sentiments : Summertime
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Anything Goes + Optional A Rose By Any Other Name (Use Flowers)
 LEJ Designs : Fabulous Flowers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Summertime
Crafty Bloggers Network :   Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge : Winged Things
Dream Valley Challenges : Things with Wings 
Joanna Sheen Challenge :Summer Daze  
One Stitch At A Time :  Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Distressing
The Ribbon Girls : Girlie Card 
Catch The Bug : Something to do with Summer or the 4th of July
Craftymess Challenge :  Ribbons and Lace
Di’s Digis Designs : Summertime
Poodles Parlour : Cute and /or Cuddly
Raise The Bar : Summer
Stampin’ For The Weekend :  Show us Your Style (not really sure how describe my style?Probably mostly cutesy images,lots of layers and dimension while still retaining clean lines.Oh and I’m totally OCD about colour coordination!!)
Totally Papercrafts : Use a Digi Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x