Like a bear with a sore head

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This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Get Well Soon.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy 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 rather cute but poorly Lenny Get Well Soon by Stamp Fairy. He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and given a glossy nose (even tho’ the camera has failed to pick it up).I’ve used some Papermania Chelsea Green papers and some coordinating Daisy Chains (the dark green self adhesive borders).I die cut some stars to match the ones swirling around poor Lenny’s head,cutting two into frames and tying  them with paper raffia.I stamped the sentiment on one of the patterned paper stars and lifted the small ones with foam tape.The image has been raised on this too.

Supplies :

Image : Get Well Soon Lenny by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink
Papers & Card :  Kraft card base Craft UK Limited (also used for matting and layering plus die cutting),Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small and Scalloped Ovals Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains,Paper Cellar Raffia

Some challenges this is for :

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything with a sentiment 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Layers 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
 

Happy New Year to you all!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
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Some-tin sew pretty

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At Craft Your Passion this week we want you to Alter It (you need to alter an item using any medium and crafty tools you have in your craft room).We have the fabulous The Robin’s Nest 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!

A while ago I bought some lovely Coffee and Cream Woodware buttons but as they came in cellophane bag they kept escaping into the bottom of my craft tote making it difficult to find them.So this seemed the ideal opportunity to make something specia lto keep them in – after all they deserve it!I took a Christmas tin that one of my kids had a small gift of sweets in a few years ago (yes I’m a hoarder!) :

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I used some gorgeous papers and beautiful stamps that came free with the January issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (as a subscriber I get my issue early). First I stamped a piece of spotty paper with the measuring tape stamp and wrapped it around the tin,leaving a gap at the top as the lid does fit very tightly!Next I covered the side and top of the lid with some light coloured kraft card edged with Coffee Archival Ink.Then I die cut a lacy circle from the flip side of the spotty paper,this rather pretty floral design,again edged with Archival ink.A length of this natural looking ric rac that I found at my local craft warehouse was adhered around the edge of the lid.As soon as I saw it I had to have it as it brought back fond memories from my childhood.I remember my Mum making summer dresses and edging them with this stuff 🙂 Unfortunately I never inherited her needlework skills and altho’ she tried I was given up on as a hopeless case..lol.After stamping the thread card I wound some embroidery floss around it.I found this fab pink topped pin in my stash and added a needle that drives me crazy as the eye is far too small to thread anything through it!I filed the ends down so they are blunt tho’ 😉 I’m clumsy enough!The flowers were cut up from some daisy chain lace that has been lurking for far too long and topped with some pearls to match the pin.The two plastic buttons are the Woodware ones and the wooden heart one was another escapee taking refuge in the bottom of my tote so I decided to throw that in for good measure too.All have been threaded with the same floss as before.Here are some more pics :

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Being put to good use 😀 Luckily the tin was pale blue so it doesn’t look too bad with the lid off 😉 As I don’t have a craft room I wanted to create something that wouldn’t look out of place sat on the dresser in my bedroom.I hope I’ve achieved that.

Supplies :

Papers & Stamps : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie
Card : Light coloured kraft from my stash
Medium : Coffee Archival Ink
Adhesives : Ultra sticky DST for sticking papers and card to tin,Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue for adhering embellishment
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Basic Grey Precision File Set
To embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,We R Memory Keepers Brown Floss,Wooden Heart button,Flat backed Pearls,Daisy chain lace,Ric rac all from stash,Needle and Pin from my sewing drawer

Some challenges this is for :

BasicGrey : Anything goes (hope the file set counts!?!I won’t be offended if it I’m told doesn’t)
Hiding in my Craft Room : Anything but Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Pimp Up Something
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge: Anything goes
Creative Moments : Anything but a card 
Paper Shelter Challenge: Anything goes
Elke Kaart Een Feestje  : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Alchemy :  Anything But A Card
Artistic Inspirations : Always Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Embellishments
Anything But A Card Challenge : Anything Goes/Your Favourite Project
Catch The Bug : Use a Border (measuring tape border stamp)
 
Thanks for looking.
Wishing everyone peace and joy for the Holiday Season

and a prosperous New Year
Lisa x

The sweetest Christmas gift

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Just a reminder that the ABC (Anything But a Card) challenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59 pm EST on Thursday 27th December.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image  to enter and one random winner will get a $12 Gift Certificate to spend in the shop.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

I decided to create this Maria’s Treat Box after finding a great tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.So easy to make and put together 🙂 I’ve used Emo in a Gift Box by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,adding some white gel pen highlights.Isn’t she sweet peeping out of the box like that!

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Instead of giving this away I’m going to sit it on my mantelpiece filled with sweet treats for my family.Hence using papers from the same set as my So Tweet for Christmas project.I’ve also added a kraft card and Distress Crackle Paint snowflake to match it too and a punched kraft border dabbed with more paint.I wrapped some lovely stitched ribbon around it too to pick up the dots on the paper along with the highlights on the image.The sentiment can be found in the Christmas Word Art section at Just Some Lines.I hope my family like this extra little treat I have in store for them!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Emo in a Gift Box,Feel the Season Christmas Word Art both by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura white Gelly Roll pen,Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Green card Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Light coloured kraft card from stash
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Marianne Design Snowflakes (LRO 123),Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish :  Cord from stash,Button from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Ribbon from Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Fun with Shapes & More : Small Christmas present
Raise The Bar : Let it snow
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything with a sentiment 
Craft Us Crazy : Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday : Eat Drink and be Merry
Delightful Challenges : Anything goes
Hanna & Friends : Christmas
MilkCoffee Challenge : Christmas or Winter Holiday
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Creative Belli : Christmas
Creative Moments : Anything but a card
Digistamps 4 Joy : Something magical about Christmas
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Freshly Brewed : Christmas 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Christmas
Stampavie and More : Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge : Traditional Christmas Colours
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas
Die Cuttin’ Divas : More Holiday Spirit
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes For Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Christmas
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything But A Card
Creative Stamp Friends : Christmas Packages
Digi Makeover Challenge : Use image that has gift on it OR using wrapping paper on your project
Kaboodle Doodles : Christmas/Holiday
Lexi’s Creations : Snow 
Paper Playtime : Winter Fun
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge : Christmas
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Christmas Time
Anything But A Card Challenge : Celebrating the Light or Seasonal Holiday 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Christmas Gifts
Gingerloft : Christmas or Winter
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas
PanPastel UK Challenge : Christmas Time
The Squirrel & the Fox : Christmas
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

‘Owl’ Celebrate with You

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

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The Theme is ‘Let’s Celebrate’.So any occasion worth celebrating.Could be Christmas,New Year,Birthdays etc…well you get the picture 🙂  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 Quick Card Panel 1 and a backing paper from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom both by Willow Designs.I’ve teamed them with with some pretty pearlescent  card.Rather than a punched border I decided to use a bunting die.Yet another seldom used ‘must have’.I found these cute ‘n’ quirky clear flower buttons at my local craft warehouse and just had to use ’em!I also added some Stickles to the flower centres on the panel.

Supplies :

Image and Paper : Quick Card Panel 1 and Polly Pickleberry CD-rom both by Willow Designs
Card :Trimcraft Pealescent Textured 12 x 12 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Crafts Too Daisies Embossing Folder,Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Clear Flower Buttons from my local craft warehouse,We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Frosted Lace Stickles

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Layers
Elke Kaart Een Feestje : Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Celebration
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Birthdays at Christmas
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Anything Goes with Sentiment
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Anything goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Tags and Banners
Divas by Design : Anything goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking rosy

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At Craft Your Passion this week we have a Recipe of 3 Design/Pattern Papers,1 Circle and 1 Ribbon or Twine.We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles 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 gorgeous Rosalee by Delicious Doodles and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve stuck pretty close to the recipe and not added much more so that I could concentrate on colouring the image.Plus I wanted her to stand out.The beautiful papers were a magazine freebie as is the chipboard shape I stamped a greeting on to.I added some vintage seam binding as the ribbon.

Supplies :

Image : Rosalee by Delicious Doodles
Sentiment : From Polly & Walter A6 Clear Stamp Set by Willow Designs 
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,Tea Dye Distress Ink
Paper & Card : Kraft card base Craft UK Limited,Prima Botanical Collection Papers &  Chipboard Embellishments from a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Card and Scrap : Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything goes plus ribbon
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Anything goes 
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Always Anything Goes 
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
DRS Designs : Ribbon
Inky Impressions : Use something old (papers & chipboard)
Digital Tuesday : Summer Lovin
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
 
 
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

So tweet for Christmas

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Holiday Creations ABC (Anything But a Card ) is the theme at Just Some Lines this week.There are some changes to the challenge too.From now on only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!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.

I’ve made a mini wreath decoration featuring the totally tweet Christmas Robin by Just Some Lines .This little fella,a fabulous freebie,has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I started with a ring of red card made using two Nestabilities Circles dies,in the same way as making a frame.A piece of cord was stapled to the back of this.I die cut two different types of snowflakes and painted one set completely with Distress Crackle Paint and just dabbing it onto the ends of the other so the kraft card shows.I punched some flowers from some Christmas papers,spritzed them,then crumpled  them up.They were layered up,added to wreath then topped with buttons.A couple of jingle bells were tied to the hanger using the same cord.I fussy cut the Robin then nestled him amongst the flowers and after cutting the sentiment into a banner style the card was curved before being glued into place.This was such a lovely project to make and apart form waiting for the paint to dry (keep reminding myself that patience is a virtue!)  it came together quite easily 🙂

Supplies :

Image and sentiment : Both available separately from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint 
Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Red and light coloured kraft card from stash
Tools : Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Small,Marianne Design Snowflakes (LRO 123),Big Shot,Woodware Regular Flower Punch
To Embellish : Cord from stash,Buttons a mix from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Woodware Coffee and Cream,Woodware Mini Bells

Some challenges this is for :

C.R.A.F.T.  : Winter
Craft Us Crazy : Christmas/Winter and/or Favourite Embellishment (Buttons)
Do You Stack Up? : Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
MilkCoffee Challenge : Holiday Decorations
Paper Crafting Journey : Christmas Projects 
Shelly’s Images : Christmas is in the air
ABC Christmas Challenge : Favorite punch/die (Just love this snowflake set!)
Creative Moments : Anything but a card
Decorate to Celebrate : Christmas
Freshly Brewed : Christmas 
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :Something New (Distress Crackle Paint)
Simon Says Stamp : Your favorite (Buttons,snowflake die,kraft card,Copics)
Stampavie and More : Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration: Festive 
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Snowflakes
Crazy Amigo Challenge :Hanging Objects
The Stamping Boutique : Ornaments
Tuesday Alchemy :  Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Celebration
Crafty Boots : Christmas
Lexi’s Creations : Snow
Love to Create  : Winter Fun
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Christmas Time
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas
Pile It On : Embellishments 
Crafty Calendar : White Christmas with the option of something Metal
Di’s Digis Designs : Christmas Creation-Anything but a card
Delicious Doodles : Anything but a Card
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday : On the 1st Day of Christmas – Use 1 bird on your project
Guylou’s Inimitability : Snow Happy
Jingle Belles : Anything (Holiday) Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Snow!
Raise The Bar : Let It Snow
Stampin With The Dragon : Heard a bird sing

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Quick Christmas Cat-ch up

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At Willow Sketchie Challenge  it’s the lovely Kelly’a turn to host and here is her fabby sketch :

The them is Quick and Easy Makes.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 chosen the theme only,even tho’ the sketch is brilliant,so I could incorporate this fab Quick Card Panel by Willow Designs into it.This one is Panel 3 and has been printed onto some lovely hammer card I found in my stash.I did add touches of a Copic Atyou Spica pen but it doesn’t want to show in the photo 😦 I notched the corners at the top and added some metallic brads to go with the fab jingle bells.Not only are they perfect for a Christmas theme they suit this cute kitty well too.I tied them to the ribbon with some thread type stuff I bought from the jewelry making section at my local craft warehouse.It actually has a plastic core so it holds it’s shape really well.I slotted another,off cut,folded piece of ribbon behind to give a holly like appearance.Ta-dah!There you have it one quick and easy make!

Supplies :

Image : Quick Card Panel 3 by Willow Designs
Medium : Clear Copic Atyou Spica pen (even tho’ it doesn’t show)
Card : Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Green card from Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Red metallic brads  from Dovecraft Embellishment Kit Christmas, Woodware Mini Bells,Ribbon from Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon
 
Some challenges this is for :
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Can You Digi It : Baby It’s Cold Outside
Celebrate the Occasion : Christmas (Must Use A Punch) 
LEJ Designs SIO : Sentimental
Papertake Weekly : Snow White
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Christmas
Cupcake Craft : Merry Christmas
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Biweekly challenge: Christmas Cards
Love to Create : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Christmas Time
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu : Jolly & Bright
Glitter n Sparkle : Use some metal
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas
Robyn`s Fetish : Christmas Cards
Little Claire’s  : Christmas 
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

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