Up,up and away!

This week at Craft Your Passion it’s time for a photo inspiration challenge.We have the fabulous Some Odd Girl 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!

Here’s a little peek at the pic :

For my card I’ve used A little lift from Just Some Lines.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the sky created with Distress Ink using a template from Bev Rochester’s blog All the Things I Love.I applied it with an old Kabuki makeup brush (thoroughly cleaned and dried first,of course!!),kind of squeezing the bristles into a point.This way it adds more definition to the edged of the inking and enables you to get in close to the image.When I first saw this photo the papers and image just popped into my head and just seemed so perfect.All the blue card is a lovely pearlised and textured card but not sure if this comes across in the photo.I added some brads and acute metal tab from a pack I picked up in a bargain bucket at my local craft warehouse.

Supplies :

Image : A little lift from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP K & Co, Blue card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Large Circles,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Marianne Design Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern Punch Doily Border
To Embellish : Making Memories Metal Mini Circles Polo Club File Tab,Making Memories Primary Mini Circle  Brads  

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Recipe ; 1 Circle 3 Brads
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy :  Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Clouds
Creative Craft Challenges :Three (3 papers,3 brads)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz : Don’t be square

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A spook-tacular Halloween!

Just a reminder that the Anything Halloween challenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59pm EST on Thursday 1st November.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.

This is my first attempt at a wall hanging featuring  the spook-tacular Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines.I’m quite pleased that I managed to compose the background digitally using the Summertime Designs A Boo-tiful Night Papers,Elements and Alphabet in Microsoft Power Point.Once printed out I felt it looked a little flat and it was hard to pick out the wording and the pumpkins at the front.I didn’t want to print them out again and layer them as I had already set out a plan in my mind.So I covered the words in Crackle Accents.Not only did it intensify the colour it gave a great effect :

For the pumpkins I used 2 layers,allowing to dry in between,of glaze pen.This enhanced the colour and added a waxy appearance similar to the real thing.Next I printed out the Halloween Little Ghost out twice onto smooth cardstock and once onto linen effect card.I coloured the hair,the part of the face that shows through the holes,stripey socks and shoes with Copic Ciao Markers.I then cut out the sheet from the linen effect card and shaded that with Copic Cioas plus the Blender.Because I didn’t want linen effect hands and they would stick out from under the sheet in real life once coloured I also cut them out.I shaped the card with my fingers and layered it up using 3-D Collall Glue Gel.Here’s a closer look at those :

To finish the piece I added some jute ribbon that I didn’t store properly and so it ended up tatty,but I think it fits well with the theme.Punched a couple of holes and fixed some eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile.I used some black wire to hang  it with and threaded some beads I recycled from a handbag embellishment onto the ends.

Supplies :

Image : Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crackle Accents,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Digital Paper,Elements and Alphabet : A Boo-tiful Night by Summertime Designs
Cardstock : Purple from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Linen effect card Southfield 12 x 12 Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares,Grand Calibur,Crop-A-Dile,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Eyelets,Black wire,Jute ribbon and Beads from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins
Craftymess : Halloween
Delicious Doodles : Fright Night
Fun with Shapes & More : Spooky
Our Craft Lounge : Halloween/Fall project
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Sweet or Spooky Halloween
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Spooky Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks : Halloween
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Scary texture
Cute Card Thursday : Something scary
 MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Moving Along With The Times : Cute Halloween
Shelly’s Images : Spooky
Crafting for all Seasons : Spooky 
Crafty Creations : Halloween spooks
Creative Belli :  Halloween
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything goes 
Divas by Design : Orange
House That Stamps Built : Anything but a card
Inky Impressions : Fall/Halloween
My Mum’s CraftShop : Spooky
Paper Shelter Challenge : Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Halloween
Digital Tuesday : Halloween Spooky
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Halloween
LEJ Designs : Trick Or Treat
Party Time Tuesdays : Trick O Treat
Sassy Cheryl’s : Trick Or Treat Time
Top Tip Tuesday : Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown : Halloween
Twisted Tuesday : Anything but a card + Twist Use orange
Use It Tuesdays  : Use Orange (Eyelets,wire,beads and jute ribbon)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Stocking up for Christmas

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

The theme is Christmas in October.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.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 Keeping Warm clear stamp from Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and whitened his bobble,the stocking trim and spots with a white Souffle pen.It does add a minimal amount of  texture but the camera has failed to pick it up.I’ve teamed him with some quite funky papers and used my fave Punch Around the Page set.It’s kind of hard to describe how I made the corner pieces…I punched two corners  of a piece of green cardstock then trimmed them down at right angles.No real technique nor clever measuring,just eye balled it.I added two sizes of flat backed pearls for the berries.

The reasoning behind my post title is because I’m making a desperate attempt to get my Christmas cards completed in plenty of time instead of my usual mad scramble to get them in the mail on the last day of posting!I’m sure you’ve never been in that position…right? 😉 I’ve not counted how many I’ve made as DT cards but I know I have 4 finished cards (yes that many LOL).I have 16 others in various stages of completion.I have to say I’ve had to keep them really simple in an effort to keep the postage costs down 😦 Not had them weighed or measured yet…so hoping they don’t fall in the large letter category.Curse you Royal Mail  for quashing our creativity!

Supplies :

Image : Keeping Warm clear stamp from Willow Designs
Sentiment : Dovecraft stamp (I think?)
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,ProMarkers,Sakura White Souffle pen
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Holly Leaves Punch Around the Page set
To Embellish : Flat backed pearls from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

ABC Christmas Challenge : U  for Up to You
I Love Promarkers : Christmas
The Perfect Sentiment : Christmas Critters
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge :  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : I need a P (use things beginning with P) – Punches,pearls,polka dots,pattern,papers,ProMarkers
Ooh La La Creations :  Christmas Sentiment 
PanPastel UK Challenge : Animals 
The Crafty Pad : Use an Animal 
One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Anything Goes
Jingle Belles : Living Creature
QKR Stampede : Animals
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 

A wing and a mare

This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Fairies & Fantasy.We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles 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 Mythical Pegasus from Delicious Doodles.PLEASE NOTE : I cannot take credit for the beautiful shading on this image.That must go to Teri the artist who created this incredible work of art – for that’s what it is!.The only contribution I made was a teeny bit of pencil shading under the hooves to ground the image.I simply printed it out and felt it really needed nothing else.I decided to try my hand at paper weaving a background and to keep a monochrome look to compliment the digi stamp.Being the mathematical genius I am (so totally not!) I’d cut the strips to 1/2″ and then tried to make it easier by lining the first horizontal piece in the middle.One big problem…I was then left with a 1/4″ to spare top and bottom,instead of being flush like the sides.So trying to make it look like it was really all part of the clever design plan I took my scissors and chopped the top and bottom pieces at angles.I punched a border and threaded it with some ribbon,carrying on the weaving theme,amd added some black gems to both the image and sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Mystical Pegasus by Delicious Doodles
Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Medium : Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Capsule Collection Bexley Black 8 x 8,Black Ultra Smooth card by Southfield
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash,Black self-adhesive gems 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes 
 One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Monochromatic
Paper Crafting Journey : Add Some Bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Any Winged Creature
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Anything Goes 
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Bows Or Ribbons
Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Things with Wings

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Halloween is a-brewing!

Anything Halloween is 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 Witches Tea from Just Some Lines and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The sentiment,also coloured with Copics,comes with the image and as a bonus there is a second phrase,Tea for Two.What  a great deal!The papers are from a freebie set by Shery K Designs and the edges have been roughed up with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.Some black lace has been stapled across the horizontal panel and I’ve turned the sentiment into a banner,adding a large brad.

Now for some good news!

This Weekend Only

50% Off 

All Halloween Stamps

at Just Some Lines

Special ends on Sunday 21st October

What a fantastic offer and it couldn’t have come a t a better time with Halloween just round the corner!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Witches Tea by Just Some Lines
Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Shery K Designs,Lime Green card from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Making Memories Watercolour Brite Large Brads ,Lace & Purple staples from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : S for Skeletons, Spiders & Anything Spooky
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Halloween /Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas :  Halloween /Spooky 
Crafty Catz : Halloween
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Halloween / Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Raise The Bar : Witch
Always Something Creative : Halloween
Creatalicious Challenges : Halloween
Heck of a Challenge : Spooktacular
Ladybug Crafts : Halloween and/or favourite embellishments
Lia Stampz Challenge : Halloween
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Halloween
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Halloween with Distressing
C.R.A.F.T. : Use metal on your card (Brad & Staples)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Halloween colours
Sassy Studio Designs : Halloween spooktacular
Shelly’s Images : Spooky
Crafting for all Seasons : Spooky
Divas by Design : Spooky
Can You Digi It : Creepy & Kooky 
Forever Friends :  Halloween,/Autumn
Lexi’s Creations : Halloween 
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A spot of pyramage

At Willow Sketchie Challenge this week it’s Sonia’s first time to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Thinking of Your/Just for You cards.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and or theme.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 Busy in the Garden digital stamp from Willow Designs .Now there are some things I’ve always wanted to try my crafty hand at.One being creating my own Pyramage and another is the Spotlighting Technique.The years have gone by and have I managed to try either…er…no.So when I saw Sonia’s sketch the Pyramge idea leapt out at me straight away and then the cogs,albeit a little rusty,started whirring.Why not combine it with a kind of Spotlighting Technique by only colouring the top layer.And so Pyra-Lighting was born!Not sure if I’m really the first but it’s not something I’ve seen before.To be honest I wasn’t really sure how I was going to pull this one off.It did take a little brain power but I got there in the end 😀 The top layer is coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.The spotty paper is from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs and I die cut some matching flowers.I added some  cord and buttons to the centres of the flowers.With a little patience and a LOT of fiddling around(wish it was the other way round!)I managed to poke the tiny off cuts from the bow through the holes in the buttons.I stamped and punched out a circular greeting as I thought it went with the flowers better.This was mounted on foam tape for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image : Busy in the Garden digital stamp from Willow Designs 
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Grape Jelly Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Paper & Card : DP from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs,Craft UK 6 x 6 card blank,White card by Craft Essentials from The Works
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Large Classic Rectangles,X-Cut Dielicious Petal Posies Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Purples,Purple waxed thread from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything goes (masculine bonus not included on my card)
Little Red Wagon : Bow (a small one but it’s there!)
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Girls,Girls,Girls
Anything Goes Challenge : Make your Own Embellishments (button topped flowers)
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Bows Or Ribbons
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes 
The Crazy Challenge : Handmade Flowers 
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Buttons and Bows
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers
Craftymess Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts :Make Your Own Flowers

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Best Witches

 

Which Witch is Which is the theme at Craft Your Passion this week.So you must have a witch image on your project…the question is…is she good or is she bad?!We have the fabulous A Day for Daisies 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 super cute Miss Star Witch from A Day for Daisies.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Because she’s such a sweet looking gal I didn’t want to make a traditional Halloween card.So I opted to create a pretty card around her.I must confess I bought these gorgeous papers back at the beginning of Summer and have only used them on one card before 😮 I just can’t bring myself to cut them up!I love them too much!Do I need help?Gonna have to face the fact that they will go out of fashion (some have chevron patterns) and I’ve really got to use them.Anyway,I added some of this fabulous web ribbon,think spiderwebs here,and some black gems for a more Halloweeny feel.I kind of cheated with the ribbon as it doesn’t run the entire length of the strip.It seemed such a waste to obscure such a thing of beauty so I cut two short pieces and gave the illusion that it runs behind the image.This certainly seems a case of the more you read the worse it gets!LOL But there is method in my madness as it now means I have more to play with 🙂 I sometimes do this with favourite papers/cardstock too.Maybe there is just no hope for me!!

Supplies :

Image : Miss Star Witch from A Day for Daisies
Sentiment : Printed from my ‘puter
Coloring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Large Ovals and Classic Scalloped Large Ovals,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Web ribbon, Black self-adhesive gems 

 

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers
Allsorts :  Too cute to spook
Challenge Up Your Life : Autumn/Halloween  
Di’s Digis Designs : Too cute to spook
My Sheri Crafts : Halloween
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Something Spooky
Stampin With The Dragon :  Halloween 
Poodles Parlour : Halloween
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Use a Halloween sentiment
DRS Designs : Witches
Paper Play : Simply Cute
Southern Girls : Ribbons
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties : Halloween
Simon Says Stamp : Dies/Punches
Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : Fantasy 
Deep Ocean Challenge  :  Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge :  Halloween Spirit
Hooked on Craft : Halloween
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
No Matter Which Challenges : Halloween Creations OR Halloween Colours
Scrappy Frogs : Fall/Haloween

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

Previous Older Entries