The Fall Guy

Just a reminder that the Fall Colorchallenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59pm EST on Thursday 4th October.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize and if you play along with a Just Some Lines image  you can choose to create an Anything Goes project or follow the theme.

For my card I’ve used the adorable O’Little Fireman.Just look at that cute little puppy dog peeping out from behind him!I’ve coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and added White Souffle Pen highlights.His clothing maybe a little brighter than your average firefighters uniform but I thought I’d go with the colour theme on this one.Just had to use these K & Co papers,mounted on kraft,with him too.Metal embellishments seemed fitting for a boys card  so I added some brads,stamping the greeting in Stazon on the jumbo one.Rather than ribbon I wrapped some paper raffia around the border strip to carry on the Autumn/Fall flavour.This card is for my son who’s Birthday is today!!And don’t we know it…he’s been giving us a countdown on how many days ’til his Birthday for the last month!Bless 🙂

Supplies :

Image : O’Little Fireman from Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Souffle Pen,Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co GraHopscotch Boy 6 x 6  Pad,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8,Red card from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Large Circle and Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Dovecraft Brights Small Brads,Papercellar Raffia

Some challenges this is for :

Charisma Cardz : For the Guys
Do You Stack Up? : Scallops
Moving Along With The Times : A Splash of Red
Paper Pretties : Fall Inspired (colours)
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Happy Birthday
Stamp n Doodle : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Add A Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments :  Autumn Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Just a few of my fav’owl’rite things

 

At Willow Sketchie Challenge this week we have the lovely Hazel as your hostess and she is asking you to Use Your Favourite Sketch of the Last Year.The Theme is Favourite Things.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.

For my card I’ve used Just the two of us clear stamp from Willow Designs.The image has been coloured with Pro Markers and I’ve used lots of snowy type stuff.I chose Anne-Marie’s sketch from 7th June.Last time I made this Criss Cross Card  but I stuck more to the sketch for this one.

Here’s a list of some of my favourite things on this card (I wouldn’t be able to make a card BIG enough to accommodate everything I like!) :

1)Walter & Winnie,of course.2)Christmas.3)Red & Green.4)Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch.5)Ribbon.6)Spots & Stripes.7)Fluffy Stuff.8)Flower Soft Polar White.9)ProMarkers.10)Scalloped edges.11)Stickles.12)Liquid Pearls.13)White gel pen.14)Papers and Card.15)Gems

Whew!Think that just about covers it!

Supplies :

Image : Just the two of us clear stamp from Willow Designs
Mediums : Archival Jet Black Ink Pad,ProMarkers,Sakura White Gel Pen,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Polar White Flower Soft,Frosted Lace Stickles,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Blue textured pearlescent card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles and Classic Rectangles Large,Big Shot
To embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon,Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Things with Wings 
Inky Impressions : Animals
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Love to Create :   Anything Goes 
The Crazy Challenge :  Spots or Stripes
Whoopsi Daisy :  Things with Wings
Corrosive Challenges : Animal Companions
2 Sisters : Things with Wings
Lia Stampz Challenge  : 3 of something (Snowflakes)
Fun with Shapes & More : Include an Animal
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just ‘Fur’ You!

This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Buttons and Bows.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy as our sponsor.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 totally adorable Hugo from Stamp Fairy.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve gone for a fairly neutral colour scheme with a splash of red thrown in to liven things up a little.I threaded some cute mini spotty buttons before adding them to the ribbon.I also added some stitching to the sentiment.I was rummaging for a greeting stamp when I came across this one.Just perfect wouldn’t you say?!

Ooops!Just noticed I meant to give him a healthy ‘wet’ nose with some 3D Crystal Lacquer but I forgot!Ah,well.Not to worry as it’s for my son’s birthday I’ve got a few days to add some 😉

Supplies :

Image : Hugo from Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Part of a set from Willow Designs now sadly discontinued
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Cocoa Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Lincoln Linen Capsule Collection,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8
Tools :X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch
To embellish : Papermania Lincoln Linen Capsule Collection Polka Mini Buttons thread with We R Memory Keepers Brown Sew Easy Floss,Red grosgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Animal Companions
Crafty Calendar : Colour Browns & Creams (Hope this still counts as I’ve added red accents)
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Buttons 
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : For a Child
C.R.A.F.T.  : Children
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a sentiment on your card
Divas by Design : Lots of Layers
Inky Impressions : For a child

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It’s Autumn,my old fruit.

FalColoris the challenge at Just Some Lines  this time.There’s the chance to win a brilliant prize or picked as part of the Top 3.If you use a Just Some Lines image you choose to make an anything goes project or play along using the theme.Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used Gabriela Girl in Autumn from Just Some Lines and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used Distress Inks around the edge.The papers are a freebie from an old issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.They’re actually pages from the centre of the magazine so are printed onto lovely paper that has a sheen to it.I added some paper raffia and some Prima flowers and leaves.

Supplies :

Image : Gabriela Girl in Autumn from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Tumbled Glass and Dried Marigold Distress Ink Pads
Card & Paper : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine freebie,Orange card from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x12 cardstock pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Life Style Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch
To embellish : Prima flowers and leaves,Paper raffia and brad from stash

Some challenges this is for :

4 Crafty Chicks : Leaves
C.R.A.F.T.  :  Children
Delightful Challenges : Distressed
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : Use Fall Colours
Creative Belli : Autumn
Digistamps 4 Joy : Leaves
Inky Impressions : For a child
Paper Shelter Challenge : Fall colors/image
Bearly Mine : Fall Colours
Creative Craft Challenges : Anything Goes 
Deep Ocean Challenge : Goodbye Summer
Elke Kaart Een Feestje : Fall Is On His Way
Paperminutes : Autumn
Papertake Weekly : Autumn Theme/Colours
Ribbon Carousel Challenge :  Fall Into Fall
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Distressing 
Digi Makeover Challenge : Welcome Autumn
One Stitch At A Time : Autumn 
Heck of a Challenge :  Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Autumn
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :  Anything Goes
Pattie’s Creations :  Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon :  Fall Colors

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

‘Owl’ Spot Your Hat!

It’s my turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and this is my sketch :

I’ve set the theme of Paper Piecing (NOT Piercing).You can follow either the sketch or theme or 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.

For my card I’ve used Walter in a pom pom hat clear stamp from Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and his hat has been paper pieced,of course!The pom poms have been given the fluffy treatment with some Flower Soft.I die cut a holly wreath,picking out the berries with Liquid Pearls,and added some leaves and berries cut from the same set.I used a Spellbinders Edgeabilities die on the green card and added a border strip of the same paper as his hat.The backing paper has been edged using a punch.The sentiment is part of a freebie Christmas stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Supplies :

Image : Walter in a pom pom hat clear stamp form Willow Designs
Sentiment : Part of freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : ProMarkers,Polar White Flower Soft,Ruby Liquid Pearls,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas 12 x 12 ,Red & Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Scallop Edger Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Things with Wings
Divas by Design :  Lots of Layers
Stamp n Doodle : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Christmas
Sassy Cheryl’s :  Die Cuts
Love to Create : Things with Wings 
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes 
The Crazy Challenge : Spots or Stripes 
Di’s Digis Designs : Use more than one die cut or punch
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes 
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Starting Christmas Early

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Bingo!It’s Bath Time!

 

It’s time to play Bingo! at Craft Your Passion this week.We have Simon Says Stamp and The Paper Shelter as our fabulous sponsors.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!

Here’s a little peek at the board :

For my card I’ve used Magic Bubble Bath  from The Paper Shelter.Ain’t she a cutie!You get so much in this set too!Outlines ,coloured images,backing paper and a composition of the character on the background etc..So real value for money!She’s been coloured with ProMarkers and I’ve added 2 lots of sparkle with Frosted Lace Stickles on the bubbles and Diamond Stickles to give sparkly fairy wings,just as they should be 😉 I kept it quite simple as I wanted to show the backing paper that comes in the set.I Distress Inked the edges around the die cut image.Then I roughed all the edges and those on the background piece.I added a the die cut doily just to break it up a little and also popped some flowers from the die that came with it.I threaded some clear buttons with paper twine and placed them in the centre of each flower.

I followed the bottom line on the board.Flowers,Distress,Buttons.

Supplies :

Image and backing paper : Magic Bubble Bath from The Paper Shelter
Mediums : ProMarkers,Distress Ink,Frosted Lace and Diamond Stickles
Card : Papermania  A4 Capsule Textured cardstock
Tools : X-Cut gullotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Ornate Frame,Marianne Design Designer Doily,Big Shot
To embellish : Papercellar Clear Buttons,Paper Twine 

Some challenges this is for :

Di’s Digis Designs :  Use more than one die cut or punch
ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Anything Goes/buttons and bows
Avadares :  Make It Sparkle
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :  Anything Goes/buttons and bows
Raise The Bar : Anything with Wings 
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes  
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best :  Anything goes (last challenge 😦 )
Sarah Hurley Challenges : Something magical
Freshly Brewed : Distressing
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Buttons

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Blooming Marvelous

Just a reminder that the 2 Different Colouring Mediums challenge at Just Some Lines is still running until 11:59 EST Thursday 20th September.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize and if you play along with a Just Some Lines image  you can choose to create an Anything Goes project or follow the theme.

For my card I’ve used the super cheeky and extremely adorable Petit Pot – getting in from Just Some Lines.After printing onto watercolour card I coloured with my AquaMarkers.Once I’d left it until it was completely dry I added extra depth to the shadowed areas  using Polychromos pencils.I allowed the texture of the card to really come through on the pot and shaded in the background lightly to let it show again.I tried hard to get some transparency to the wings by softly colouring so it as if you are seeing through them.This is something I’ve never done before and think it turned out pretty well.I kept the layout quite simple so as not to detract too much attention from the image but couldn’t resist making a cute little pinwheel 🙂 Not only is  it  a sweet addition it’s also fully functional.

Can you see?….It’s moved!In my vast button collection I actually have some that have one large single hole in the middle.Perfect!I made up and adhered the whole of the card front, pierced a hole where I wanted the pinwheel to be,put the legs of the brad through the button and attached the pinwheel.After that I glued the whole lot onto the card base.Although it might have been easier to just make  the whole card then add the pinwheel it just makes it a neater job and means the legs of the brad aren’t showing on the inside of the card.I found this sentiment stamp whilst rooting around my stuff and thought it was pretty apt!

Supplies : 
Image : Petit Pot -getting in from Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Dovecraft In Bloom wooden backed stamp
Mediums : AquaMarkers,Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,Lady Bug Memento Dew Drop ink pad
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Ooh La La for Her,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares,Grand Nestabilities Grand Squares,Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large,Big Shot
To embellish : Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon Twine,Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig
 

Some challenges this is for :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes/buttons and bows
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes/buttons and bows
Our Craft Lounge : Use Twine
Raise The Bar : I  Believe I Can Fly
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best :  Anything goes ( last challenge 😦 )
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a sentiment on your card
Crafty Creations : Moving parts
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Buttons
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes 
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers : Winged Things 
Kaboodle Doodles : Flowers
Love to Create : Ribbon or Twine 
Whoopsi Daisy : Buttons or Bows 
Corrosive Challenges : Myth and Magic

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Craft Your Passion “All Star” Sports Blog Hop


Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges “All Star” Sports Blog Hop!!


If you have hopped over from Theresa, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to 
Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.
All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.
Once you have finished the hop & left a comment for everyone, we would like you to create a Sports themed project using at least one STAR and enter it with our Linky tool.
While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy some of the designer’s have to offer you. You don’t want to miss out on any of it!
I’ve made my first interlocking gatefold card.
And here’s what’s on the inside :
I’ve used the adorable Play Ball! from Robyn’s Fetish,one of our fabulous sponsors,and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers .
* Here’s a tip for you.If using something like these star dies it may be better to miss out the one inbetween.This card does open and close but not very smoothly.Not that it matters as I’ve made this for my son so I can help him open it 🙂 All part of the learning process I suppose.*
Next stop by Niina , to see what she has in store for you today.
 Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it’s your turn to show us your “ALL STAR SPORTS” project.
 Make sure to include a STAR somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST September 16 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, September 17th Challenge post.
Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way….
 Craft Your Passion — Start
Caz 
Craft Your Passion — Link your project

Here are some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : School Days/For a Child

Divas by Design: For a child

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes

Creative Craft Challenges : All about the boys

My Time To Craft:  More Than One Fold

Party Time Tuesdays : Multi Fold Cards

Hooked on Crafts :  Cards for Men

House of Gilli : More than One Fold

The Cutie Pie Challenge : NO Flowers

Robyn`s Fetish : More Than One Fold

The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : A Boy Thing

 One Stop Craft : No floral embellishments

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Anything goes ( last challenge 😦 )

Paper Play : Fancy folds

Shelly’s Images :  Anything goes

Thanks for looking and hope to see you at the HOP!

Lisa x


Potted owl

 

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

The theme is Things with Wings.You can follow either the sketch or theme or 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.

For my card I’ve used an image from Walter Owl digital collection by Willow Designs and what a cutie he is.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers.These rather fun papers are from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom also by Willow Designs.I’ve teamed theme with some kraft card along with a splash of lilac pearlescent card.I turned the greeting,also from the CD-rom,into a tag and tied it with some natural raffia.I’ve mirrored the sketch.

Supplies :

Image : From Walter Owl digital collection by Willow Designs
Papers & greeting : From Polly Pickleberry  CD-rom by Willow Designs
Colouring medium : ProMarkers
Card : Papermania 8 x 8 Kraftstax,Trimcraft Textured Pearlescent 12 x 12
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Life Style Crafts Scallop Circles dies,Nestabilities Large Standard Circles,Big Shot,decoupage scissors,Crop-A-Dile
To embellish : Grosgrain ribbon,natural rafia,Dovecraft eyelet from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge :Birds
Papertake Weekly : Things That Make You Go Awww!
Love to Create : Ribbon or Twine  
Stamp and Create : Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious  : Ribbon 
Whoopsi Daisy : Buttons or Bows
Pile It On : Patterned Paper 
One Stop Craft :  No floral embellishements
Polka Doodles : Whats the word bird 

 

Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Check out her dress

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is Blast From The Past – choose your favourite challenge from the past year but NOT Anything Goes.We have Stitchy Bear Stamps and DRS Designs as our fabulous sponsors.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 Siannie by Kaz Kraftz.As I chose Challenge #99 Paper Piecing I did just that to give her a cute gingham dress and I also paper pieced her little teddy.The rest has been coloured with ProMarkers.After choosing a simple layout I dressed it up with a variety of die cuts and punches.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto the backing paper and I prettied up the butterfly with some gems.

Supplies :

Image : Siannie by Kaz Kraftz from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sentiment : From Kaisercraft  Clear Mini Life Stamp Set
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Pink card Trimcraft 12 x 12 Textured card,Green card Papermania A4 Capsule Textured cardstock
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Marianne Design Ivy Set,Marianne Design Tags and Buttons,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Tonic Studios Butterfly Multi Detail Punch,Dovecraft Photo Corner Punch
To embellish : We R Memory Keepers Pink Floss,Gems from Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel
 

Some challenges this is for :

Joanna Sheen Challenge : Going Dotty
Pile It On : Patterned Paper 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Layers
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes/buttons and bow
Clearly Inspired : Leaves
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes/buttons and bows
Jellypark Challenges : All about the children
Poodles Parlour : Here come the girls
 Totally Papercrafts : Butterflies, bows and buttons
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge :  Lots of layers
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
S J Papercrafts : Summertime
Crafting for all Seasons : School Days/For a Child
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Lots of Layers
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Paper Piecing
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes 
Marianne’s Design Divas : Summer
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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