Stop ‘foaling’ around!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Gone Country.We have the fabulous DRS Designs and Doodle Pantry as our sponsors 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 wonderful Silhouette Horse by DRS Designs and created the illusion of him galloping off into the sunset with Distress Inks.I chose to use a hazier,more tranquil effect rather than dramatic orange and purple shades.I started with a light dusting of Scattered Straw before adding the ‘Sun’ mask then built up the layers of colour.For the clouds I swirled a waterbrush over the areas I wanted to remove colour from and dabbed the ink away with a tissue.Next I added shadows back in by watercolour painting with Broken China and Scattered Straw.This is my first attempt and I’m quite pleased with the results 🙂 All edges have been inked with Vintage photo and then distressed.I punched a fence along the bottom panel then adhered a strip of jute ribbon onto it.It’s gotten a little scruffy due to me not being careful enough when storing it but I think it adds to the rustic charm 😉 The boots are cut from a sheet of paper from the same collection as is the sentiment.Once the sentiment was mounted I set some eyelets and threaded some thin hairy string I salvaged from a clothing tag.Lastly I added some of my favourite screw top brads that I try not to use…lol 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Silhouette Horse by DRS Designs
Medium : Distress Inks in Scattered Straw,Dried Marigold,Tumbled Glass,Broken China,Vintage Photo
Papers & Card : DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x 8 Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Fence Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Antique Copper Screw Top Brads,Small eyelets,Jute Ribbon and Hairy String from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :Tags or sentiments/Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes 
Freshly Brewed : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions :Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Di’s Digis Designs : Try something new (sky created with Distress Inks)
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : New Technique  (sky created with Distress Inks)
Scrappy Frogs : Try Something New (sky created with Distress Inks)
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Such a ‘tweet’ couple

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It’s the first challenge of the year at Just Some Lines!And it’s Something New.This could be some newly acquired stash or for a new occasion (New Baby,Home etc…).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.

For my card I’ve used the delightful Wedded Bliss (birds) and coloured them with ProMarkers,added white gel pen highlights and  inked the edges.The heart with the sentiment is actually a pocket with a hidden message tag inside,with computer generated wording.

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So it looks like I’ve followed the theme then… a new life together.Wait!There’s more.Of course with the many craft sales that are taking place ATM I managed to pick up the pad the papers are from for a small,tidy sum.Yeah,more papers.I wonder if I’ll ever use them all? The heart dies are also a new acquisition too.Have to admit not being a romantic,girly type I’ve never owned anything crafty that’s heart shaped except a teeny punch when I first started cardmaking and a border die that I rarely use.Now I can see these being so useful 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Wedded Bliss (birds) by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Made by me!
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Summer Sky Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Princess Fairytale,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish: We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Flat Backed Pearls and ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

CCEE Stampers : New Toys(new craft supplies)
Craft Us Crazy : Something New and/or Inspiration Photo
Crafty Ribbons : New Beginnings
Delightful Challenges : Add Hearts
MilkCoffee Challenge : New Beginnings
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New
For Fun Challenges : Birds
Freshly Brewed: Anything Goes
I love Promarkers :Tag
Penny’s Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Celebrations
Creative Craft Challenges : New Beginnings
Digital Tuesday : New Beginnings
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations :  Something New
LEJ Designs : Something New
Papertake Weekly : Happy New…..
Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Peach & Blue
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers 
Incy Wincy Designs : Something New
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Use Ribbon
Stamp and Create : Love
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a Tag or Sentiment/Anything Goes
Avadares : Valentines Day or Love
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : For the Birds
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Add a Tag or Sentiment/Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Ribbon
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Celebrations

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Bearly’ time to do the garden!

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

The theme is In the Garden.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 Taking a snoooooze digital stamp by Willow DesignsWho wouldn’t rather catch 40 winks than mow the lawn etc. – me for one 😉 I’ve trimmed it down using a nestie and the Out-of the-Box technique to allow his newspaper to dangle over the edge.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and 3D Crystal Lacquer has added shine to the lenses on his specs.I was very naughty and picked up this New Leaf  pad at my local craft warehouse.One thing I wasn’t buying this year was MORE papers to add to the copious amount I already own…but…when they’re half price you have to to don’t you?Don’t you?!And of course I had to pick up a Boho Chic one as well 🙂 Not one to pass up on a bargain,especially a crafty one!I added an embossed piece of cardstock to break up the patterns and wrapped it with some natural raffia.Altho’ this is meant to be a Christmas design folder I think it works well with garden/nature themed cards all year round.The sign is die cut and stamped with a sentiment,the brads are purely for decoration.The snap is from a set I bought in a craft sale last Summer,well 2 actually as they were a good price, and it’s the first time I’ve used one!They do go beautifully with these papers tho’ so I’m sure they will get out and about more 😉

Supplies :

Image : Taking a snoooooze dgital stamp by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concept Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Quikutz Sign Post Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Edger Punch Traditional Scallop,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Natural Raffia from stash

 

Some challenges this is for:

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly :  Happy New….. (paper pad)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Tuesday Throwdown :  Shiny & New (paper pad)
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Manly Cards
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Something New (paper pad)
Opus Gluei : Free for All
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Crafty Calendar : January what’s new? (paper pad)
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something new (paper pad)
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fussy and Fancy : Furry Friends
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Something New (paper pad)
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (paper pad)
Crafty Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

‘Berry’ sweet shabby chic

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This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Vintage or Shabby Chic.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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 most delightful Mushroom Elf – Strawberries  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.You really ought to check out their shop.The images are just enchanting!You might be able to tell I like these – a lot!I’ve coloured her on hammer textured card using Copic Ciao Markers and turned her little cap into a Fly Agaric,adding white gel pen to the spots.As soon as I saw her I knew I had to use these beautiful papers lurking in my stash.They are  my absolute favourite and I’ve tried hard NOT to use them…lol…I love the fact that they have coordinating plain papers too.All edges on these have been roughed up with a Paper Distresser.I added some cheesecloth attached with staples,a small length of lace and some blossoms,with die cut leaves,made from the same hammered card having pearls adhered to the centres to embellish.Well,you have to have pearls with lace don’t you? 😉

Supplies :

Image : Mushroom Elf – Strawberries by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories ( I’ve had these for years and don’t remember which collection),Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Green Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Nestabilities  Classic Rectangles Large and Classic Scallop Rectangles Large,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves , Big Shot,Woodware Regular Flower Punch
To Embellish : Cheesecloth,Staples,Lace and Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Corrosive Challenges : Out with the Old (papers,cheesecloth,staples,lace and flat back pearls)
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes 
Opus Gluei : Free for All
PanPastel UK Challenge :  Anything Goes 
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes 
2 Sister : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Crafty Creations : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed :Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly : Cute and Girly
Cards Galore  : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Layers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 
 
 

 

Hiya chick!

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

The theme is Anything Goes.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 one of the illustrations from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs and coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The yellow gingham frame and sentiment came as part of this image.I printed one of the backing papers from the same CD-rom directly onto the card base and the lilac gingham onto some card to add as a backing to the main image plus a piece for the border.I used a pretty daisy punch along one edge and criss crossed it with some paper twine.I added a couple of wooden flower buttons threaded with more of the paper twine. to keep in with the rustic theme of the card.

Supplies :

Image & Papers : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Punch Daisy Border,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch 
To Embellish : Wooden Flower Buttons and Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Creations : Anything goes
Freshly Brewed : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Use your favorite embellishments (buttons and twine)
Cards Galore : Anything goes
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Your favourite things (digi’s,colouring,gingham,buttons,twine,using punches)
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Anything goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything goes with a digi
Forever Friends:  Biweekly challenge: Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : Free for All
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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