Some friendly bann(t)er

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Banners.We have the fabulous Birdie Brown as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Be My Friend by Birdie Brown.Aren’t they just the cutest?!They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers with some 3D Crystal Lacquer to enhance those beautiful,big eyes.I hand cut the banners then punched some tiny holes before threading them with some jute twine.I threaded some sweet wooden buttons onto the ends.I’ve used a selection of gorgeous Boho Chic papers to go with the little bunnies,the light woodgrain is the reverse of the one in the background and provides a nice contrast I think.The burnt orange card is some I had luckily tucked away in my stash 🙂 I distressed and tore the edges to keep in with a countryside feel.The sentiment was created in my brand new,shiny toy…a Dymo Embossing Labelmaker!I remember these being so popular when I was and kid and how totally jealous I was that my brother got one for Christmas.I’ve always admired them on others papercraft projects too.Thinking how outdated these were compared to today’s technology I thought I’d pick one up fairly cheaply…WRONG!Oh my,even on that well know auction site the most basic still seemed pricey to me…until I found this baby…

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It came with interchangeable wheels with different fonts/numbers.The pink one sitting in the machine even has some cute icons 🙂 Plus you get this lanyard so you can wear it around your neck…thinking Medallion Man here 😉 I may be labeling everything that doesn’t move.My doggy better look out – she’s pretty lazy!

Supplies :

Image : Be My Friend by Birdie Brown
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer 
Sentiment : Created with my new Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Paper Pack,Burnt orange card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish  : Jute Twine and Wooden Heart Buttons from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Have a Heart
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Layer It Up
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Layer It Up 
One Stitch At A Time :Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Use Ribbon or Twine 
4 Crafty Chicks  : Twine
Crafty Ribbons : Button up
Forever Friends : Animals &/or Butterflys &/or Birds
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : My Heart is for You
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Lots of Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Alchemy : My Heart’s All A Flutter
Allsorts : Animals
Crazy 4 Challenges : Texture, texture, texture (twine,wooden buttons,shiny eyes,embossed sentiment,faux woodgrain papers)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Let our friendship ‘dragon’

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There’s another new challenge at  Digi Sketch Challenge and the theme this fortnight is Dear Friend.We have the super Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Sharon’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Clyde – Clyde Friend by Bugaboo Stamps  and coloured him with ProMarkers.The papers are a past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I’ve used various punches and distressed all the edges.I dug out some small buttons and threaded them with paper twine.The wonderful sentiment came with the image  and I just had to add this cute little wooden ladybird 🙂

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Clyde – Clyde Friend by Bugaboo Stamps
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DP past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch (with guide removed to make inverted scallops),Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Woodware Wooden Ladybird,Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
The Squirrel & the Fox : Fairy Tale or Fantasy
Alphabet Challenge :  A for Anything with Wings
Avadares : St. Patrick’s or Green
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs : Going Green
Oldie But Goodie Challenge : Bright Colours (the papers,cardstock,buttons,twine and wooden ladybird are all over 6 months old)
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Monthly Challenge : Animals and/or Butterflies and/or Birds 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A little taggy waggy :)

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The new challenge at Just Some Lines is Create a Tag. 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 tag I’ve used the adorable Party Dog by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.The balloons have had a good coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer altho’ it only really shows a little on the top of the green balloon in the pic.I decided to cut him out with the same shape tag as the base and inked around the edges in Sepia Archival Ink for definition.To create the layers of DP I cut them from the same die as the kraft base,embossed them and then trimmed away the excess to reveal the border.I also tore the edges for a ruff look (couldn’t resist!).The sentiment was stamped onto another die cut from the set and the edges were inked on that too.I added the brads and folded back the arms,legs (or whatever you call them…lol) back so that they would not be seen from the front.Some baker’s twine was tied to the small tag and some more along with a length of grosgrain ribbon onto the tag base.

Supplies :

Image : Party Dog by Just Some Lines
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Sepia Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP cArt-Us 6 x 6 Vector Paper Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads,Grosgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Hotshot Crafts : Anything but a Card
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Distressing
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : For a child
Guylou’s Inimitability : Bingo (Ribbon,Die Cut,Twine)
4 Crafty Chicks : Twine
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Birthdays are Fun
Paper Shelter Challenge : Celebrations
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration :Add some metal
Bearly Mine : Lace/Ribbon/Twine
Crafty Sentiments : Fancy Folds or Non-Square
Creative Card Crew : Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Tag You’re It – Make a tag or use a tag 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything but a Square
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything But a Card
 
*As this is a tag rather than a card I won’t be offended if it is deleted due to it not being suitable for any of the challenges* 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

All that glitters…

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… is difficult to photograph…LOL

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is All That Glitters.So a good excuse to get sprinkling 😉 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 inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy and coloured her with Polychromos pencils and blended with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.I then glittered up her wings,hairband,star on her wand and boots.After fussy cutting her I mounted her on foam pads onto this fab die cut (a new set I bought).The papers are all beautifully glittered too but the camera has failed to capture it.I hand cut the hexagon border from another sheet in the pad.The corner is cut from the same set of dies and fitted perfectly with the punched corners –  love it when a plan comes together 🙂 I stamped a sentiment onto yet another piece of card cut with this set.I layered up a grosgrain ribbon bow and a glittered button (that unfortunately doesn’t show either) tied with some paper twine to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners,Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop Ink Pad,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP First Editions Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Decorative Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastels Assorted Buttons,Grosgrain Ribbon and Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

No Matter Which Challenges : Ribbons and Bows
One Stitch At A Time : Make it Girly
Allsorts : Things with Wings
Alphabet Challenge :  A for Anything with Wings
Crafty Catz : Bingo (Middle vertical line)
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Raise The Bar : Free at Last, Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 2.Wings,3. Glitter,6. At least 3 patterned papers
Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Spring Colors and Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons : Button up
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
Creative Moments : Buttons and Bows
Inky Impressions : Ribbon/Twine
A Gem of a Challenge : Dies and Punches 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Lovecats!

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We’re so wonderfully,wonderfully,wonderfully,wonderfully pretty….well that’s enough of The Cure 🙂 and so onto my Love ♥ reminder post for Just Some Lines.There’s still plenty of time to play and the freebie is still up if you choose to use it to do so but any Just Some Lines image is fine 🙂

What could be more fitting for a milk carton than a couple of kitties 🙂 Well that’s what I thought when I saw Cat Love 2  by Just Some Lines.After scouring the internet for instructions I happened across one at A Load of Old Pickle but alas I don’t have a Hougie Board.Iwork in ‘old money’ on a Martha Stewart Scoring Board so I then found this one at Robin’s Creative Cottage which also included tips on how to make them in different sizes.So I’ve drawn inspiration from both and rolled it into one.And I managed it first go too!Thanks ladies for 2 great tuts.The box is made from linen effect card and I printed the image onto the same.After colouring them with Polychromos pencils I decided that altho’ it looked OK it wasn’t quite right (maybe it was the texture of the card) so out came the low odour oils thinners to save the day or the image in this case.Couldn’t be bothered to root around for my paper stumps so grabbed some cheapie cotton buds that were to hand.They work quite well on a smaller image like this plus there isn’t that much cotton wool on them to suck up all the thinners.They’re great for blending pastel pencils and detailed areas with chalk too.One thing’s for certain you wouldn’t want them near any part of your body!I layered up some spotty paper onto some red card and added panels on all 4 sides and 1 each side of the top too.I decorated the  binder clip I ‘won’ in a Christmas cracker (hoarding can be good sometimes) with more red card and  a contrasting spotty paper that were tiny scrap pieces.I added some ribbon and wooden buttons threaded with paper twine to finish.I’ve filled it with jelly beans to give to my DH.He’s not one for sweets and chocolate much (what’s wrong with him!!) but he does like his jelly beans… 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Cat Love 2 by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,Low odour oils thinners
Paper & Card : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Paper Pack 8 x 8,Bazzill Basics card,Linen card from Southfield  Textured 12 x 12 pack
Tools : Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilites Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Ribbon,Wooden Buttons and Paper Twine from stash,Binder Clip won in a Christmas cracker 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Ribbons : Button Up
Forever Friends : Animals &/or Butterflies &/or Birds
Moving Along With The Times : Love is in the Air
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : My heart is for you
Crafty Creations : Love/Hearts
Creative Belli : Valentine/hearts
Divas by Design : Love/Romance
Freshly Brewed : Hearts and Dots
Paper Shelter Challenge : Valentine
Whimsy Inspiration: Metal
Can You Digi It : Love Is In The Air
Crafty Sentiments :Valentine’s
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Metal
LEJ Designs : For Someone Special
Party Time Tuesdays : 3 and 3 (buttons)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Love ( for a Man)
Kaboodle Doodles : Valentines
Lexi’s Creations : Valentine / Love
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Valentine’s
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Love
Creatalicious Challenges : L’Amour

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hedgehog Love

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It’s an exciting day today!It’s the very first Digi Sketch Challenge and the theme this fortnight is ♥ Love is in the Air ♥.We have the super Scrapiness Designs as our sponsor.

Kelly is hosting this time and here is the fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used papers and elements from Mini Kit Oh,My Love! by Scrapiness Designs and layered them up in Word to create an all-in-one topper.All part of the design and not…er…because I was nearly out of ink in my printer and thought I stood a better chance of at least printing one thing you understand 😉 LOL…Anyway I added some Stickles to the heart and the hedgies to create texture,adhered some teeny buttons on top of the bows and went over the sentiment with a clear glaze pen to highlight it.So quick easy that’s me done!Beauty of these type of kits – you can craft any way you please!

I’ve rotated the sketch and followed the theme.

Supplies :

Images,Papers and Sentiment : Mini Kit Oh,My Love! by Scrapiness Designs
Mediums : Frosted Lace Stickles,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen 
Card Blank : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Square 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine 
To Embellish : Tiny buttons from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Hearts
A Gem of a Challenge : Hearts/Valentines 
Catch The Bug : Affairs of the Heart
Crafty Calendar : Love & Marriage 
Di’s Digis Designs : Valentines &/or Love
One Stop Craft : Love is in the Air
Totally Gorjuss : Love! 
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Be my Valentine
Digi Haven : Love or Valentines
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Be my Valentine, Anything goes
Raise The Bar : A “COUPLE” of things
Simply Create Too : Valentine’s Day or Hearts
Stampin With The Dragon : Love is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts : Valentines or Love
Cute Card Thursday : Love Struck
Forever Friends : Monthly – Animals &/or Butterflies &/or Birds
MilkCoffee Challenge : Valentines
Paper Crafting Journey : Love
Digistamps 4 Joy : Romance
Inky Impressions : Love
Simon Says Stamp : Have a Heart

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

 

It must be love,doggone it

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At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is ♥My Valentine♥.We have the fabulous BugabooStamps 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 featured the cute Puppy Love – heart string by Bugaboo Stamps  and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers,adding white gel pen highlights plus 3D Crystal Lacquer to his nose and heart dangling from his tail.I made a shaped card for him by cutting out a kraft card blank with a Go Kreate die.I originally bought a small sized set in a sale and was lucky to find these bigger ones that I regretted not getting when I returned to my local craft warehouse 🙂 I cut more hearts from some Basic Grey paper,corrugated card,another kraft card blank and some hessian (burlap).The tag was a sticker from the same set as the paper.I just stamped the sentiment adhered it to another piece of kraft and trimmed around it to create the border.I added a heart shaped brad along with some faux suede strips.The red being some I’d bought from The Works and the tan cut from an old fringed belt my DD1 donated for use in my cardmaking 🙂 I had intended for this to be for my DH but I just know when Feb 14th gets closer the kiddies are going to want to include our dawgy in all the love  so I think this one will be good enough for her too…LOL

How could anybody not love this face?

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These pics were taken at Christmas and she was just checking in case there was anything for her in my DD1’s Santa Sack.In the first pic she is posing in her new collar – see she didn’t get missed out.She’s so obliging when there’s a photo opportunity 😀

Supplies :

Image : Puppy Love – heart string by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment : From a freebie stamp set from the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Sepia Archival Ink
Card & Paper : DP Basic Grey Cupcake Collection Celebrate,Tag from Basic Grey  Craft  Cupcake Collection Element Stickers,UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Red corrugated  card from stash
Tools : Go Kreate Frame Heart #1 and Large Frame Heart #1,Big Shot
To Embellish : Hessian Sheet from The Works,Papermania Heart Brad,Faux Suede Strips from The Works, Recycled Faux Suede Belt
 

Some challenges this is for :

Come and Get It Challenges : Show Us Your Heart
Creative Inspirations Paint : Valentine’s Day
Cupcake Inspirations : 
Dream Valley Challenges : Valentines
Great Impressions : Have a Heart 
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : To the One I Love 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Love and Romance 
Pile It On : Shaped Cards 
Sentimental Sundays : Love is in the Air
The Squirrel & the Fox : Love
2 Sisters : Hearts
A Gem of a Challenge : Hearts/Valentines 
Basic Grey : Your Favourite … (I just adore the Cupcake Collection even tho’ it’s an older one.I also love making shaped cards and adding texture,as well as colouring 🙂 )
Catch The Bug : Theme, Affairs of the Heart
Crafty Calendar :  February Love & Marriage
Di’s Digis Designs : Valentines &/or Love
One Stop Craft : Love is in the Air
Speedy and Friends : Show us some Love
Totally Gorjuss : Love! 
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Love
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Hearts
Digital Tuesday : Hearts
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Valentines 
Inky Chicks : Valentine or Anniversary Card
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Love & Romance
Through The Craft Room Door  Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Romance/Hearts)
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Romance
Inky Impressions : Love
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Valentines
Simon Says Stamp : Heart
Stampavie and More : Love
Whimsical Designs : Textiles
Craft Us Crazy : Get to cutting
Cute Card Thursday : Love Struck
MilkCoffee Challenge : Valentines
Paper Crafting Journey : Love
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Be my Valentine
Digi Haven : Love or Valentines
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Be my Valentine/ Anything goes
Pattie’s Creations : Valentines Day
Simply Create Too : Valentine’s Day or Hearts
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Hugs and Hearts
Stampin With The Dragon : Love is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts : Valentines or Love 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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