Egg-citing Easter!

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Just a reminder that the Bunnies,Chicks,Easter Eggs challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.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 4 digi stamps of their choice.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 made this cute Tiny Treat Basket  following the instructions from SplitcoastStampers then coloured,using Copic Ciao Markers, the sweet Emo Little Boy Easter Egg Peeker by Just Some Lines.Then I fussy cut him and adhered him to the front using foam mounting pads.The papers are freebies from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and the fence was made with a Martha Stewart Edger Punch.I used a large circle plier punch to go thru’ the layers before threading the ribbon to make the handle.It’s secured in place with some flower shaped brads.I’ve tied up some yummy Cadbury’s Mini Eggs (that I’ve borrowed from the kids)  in some cellophane using some paper twine.Here’s some more pics :

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Supplies :

Image : Emo Little Boy Easter Egg Peeker by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics,Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Martha Stewart Fence Edger Punch,Circle Plier Punch
To Embellish : Dovecraft Designer Brads Bright Flowers.Egg ribbon, cellophane and paper twine all from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Cute as you like
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Digi Haven : Spring
Hotshot Crafts : Anything but a Card
Pattie’s Creations : Easter
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything but a Card
Stampin With The Dragon :  Easter
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Think Spring
Sweet Pea Stampers : Spring Colours
Totally Papercrafts : Metal
4 Crafty Chicks : Easter
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Hippity Hoppity
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge : Spring
Hanna & Friends : Easter/Spring
MilkCoffee Challenge : Anything but Square
Paper Crafting Journey : Ribbon or Lace
Crafting for all Seasons : Anything but a Card
Crafty Creations : Easter
Creative Belli : Easter
Digistamps 4 Joy : Easter
Divas by Design : Metal
Inky Impressions : Easter/Spring
Jen’s Digis : Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything but Square
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Easter/Spring
Crafty Sentiments : Easter
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges  Easter
Digital Tuesday : Spring Colours
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Easter 
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Make Something Dimensional
Creative Stamp Friends : Easter Package
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Easter
Kaboodle Doodles : Easter or Early Spring
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Easter or Spring
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything BUT a Card
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Digi
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Robyn`s Fetish : Food or Drink 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Easter or Passover
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The Little Mermaid

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It’s my turn to host at Digi Sketch Challenge this fortnight and the theme is  Fairy Tale or Fantasy.We have the super A Day For Daisies as our sponsor.

Here’s my sketch :

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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 whistful Tiny Mermaid 2 by A Day For Daisies and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I mounted the image on some pretty pearlescent textured card.I die cut different sized circles from a paper pad that was a freebie last Summer from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.The striped one has a piece of tulle overlaid,cut from the same size circle die.I adhered it to the parts that wouldn’t show when all the circles were in place.Three pink pearls were added to the smallest circle.I stamped the sentiment directly on to the base card and dotted the i with another pearl.Well you have to have pearls with mermaids,don’t you? 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Tiny Mermaid 2 by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Life Kaisercraft Clear Mini Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Bahama Blue (stamped off  once to give a lighter shade)
Papers & Card : DP  Freebie paper from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Classic Scallop Circles Large
To Embellish : Net Tulle,Flat Backed Pearls from stash
 

Some challenges this is for:

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Pile It On : Dots 
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired  : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Circles
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Cards by Lady Anne/Stamp Anything Challenge : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Layer It Up
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Have a monster Birthday!

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This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Make It Cute!!We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink  and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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 the adorable Monster Balloon Digital Stamp  by 2 Cute Ink and coloured him with ProMarkers.His balloon has given a coating of Glossy Accents.I’ve layered up various papers from the Kars Vector paper pad.I turn to this pad time and time again for male themed cards.You can just pick out that the one behind the monster is glittered too.I chose some green cardstock to coordinate and a few brads to match.Metal embellishments just seem so right on masculine cards 🙂 The sentiment has been made on my Dymo Labelmaker using a plain bold font this time,then cut into banner shapes.Love this little gadget 😀 This card is for my DH from my youngest son.

Supplies :

Image : Monster Balloon Digital Stamp by 2 Cute Ink 
Sentiment : Created with my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Mediums : ProMarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP Kars 6 x 6 Paperpad Vector,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads
 

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar :  Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Layer It Up
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Happy Birthday Fellas
Crafty Ribbons : One for the Boys
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
I love Promarkers :  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Can You Digi It  Male Birthdays
Creative Card Crew : Masculine 
Paper Minutes : Real Metal (brads)
Tuesday Alchemy  Anything Goes
Cards by Lady Anne/Stamp Anything Challenge :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Easter Bunny’s ears are floppy

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At Just Some Lines the challenge is Bunnies,Chicks,Easter Eggs this fortnight.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 adorable Easter Bunny with a basket – boy by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve teamed him with these lovely Spots & Stripes Pastels papers as I thought the colours would be perfect for an Easter/Spring card.I’ve added a selection of Chipboard Buttons from the same collection and tied them with some Baker’s Twine.I found this neutral cardstock in my stash to go with them.The sentiment,cut into a banner,comes with the Bunny as part of a set.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Easter Bunny with a basket – boy by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels 8 x8 Paper Pack,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Large,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edger Punch
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Chipboard Buttons,Creative Expressions Baker’s Twine Set Pastels

Some challenges this is for :

Cute Card Thursday : Easter Parade
DRS Designs :Baskets
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Happy Easter
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Sincerely Yours Creations : Easter
Crafts and Me : Buttons and bows
Creative Moments : Animals
Digistamps 4 Joy : Easter
Little Red Wagon : Easter
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
Simon Says Stamp : Easter/Spring
Stampavie and More : Easter
Whimsical Designs : Buttons and Bows
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion : Happy Easter
Deep Ocean Challenge :  Cute & Cuddly 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Use A Bunny
Digital Tuesday : Easter
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Spring
Papertake Weekly : Easter Treats
Party Time Tuesdays :  Colour/Photo Inspiration
{Pin}spirational : Photo Inspiration
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Spring is in the air
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Spring or Pastels
Cutie Pie Challenge : Easter
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Easter
Digi Darla Challenge : Easter/Spring
Digi Makeover Challenge : Pastels
Eureka Stamps: What’s in your Easter Basket?
Love to Create : Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Easter or Spring
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Easter
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Easter
The Shabby Tea Room : Anything Goes
Victorine Originals : Anything Easter
Whoopsi Daisy : Punched elements
613 Avenue Create :Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Easter/Spring Colours  
Hobbycutz  : Easter
No Matter Which Challenges : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Spring has Sprung
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A n-ice sweet treat

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This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Ribbons or Lace.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 inspiration, they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used the totally delicious Ice Cream Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.To give her a more realistic textured ice cream I used some Liquid Pearls.I chose some vintage looking papers to go with this cutie.After fussy cutting her I mounted her on some foam tape onto some die cut layers.I cut some slits in the kraft piece to thread the lace through to allow her something to sit on.I tied a bow topped with a punched flower and threaded button  and added them to the lace strip.Another threaded button has been adhered to the stamped sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Ice Cream Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage 
Sentiment : Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ‘em Clear Stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Decorative Dies Magic Mirror,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Big Shot,Craft Knife,Decoupage Scissors,TimHoltz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons, Crochet Lace and  Cord from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Die Cuts
2 Sisters : Flowers for Spring
Allsorts :  As Easy as 1 2 3 (1 x image,2 x papers,3 different types of embellishments)
One Stop Craft  : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Spring Colours
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Child’s Play
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Card or Project with a Sentiment for a Girl
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me :  Ribbons and Lace
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Fairy’ pleased to meet you

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Just a reminder that the Fairies challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.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 4 digi stamps of their choice.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.

For my card I’ve used Fairy – hello friend by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.Of course no fairy would be complete without a set of sparkly wings so Crystal Glamour Dust has been added.The background paper and the one the flowers are die cut from are Papermania Happy Days.The floral strip is actually a length of self adhesive fabric from the same collection.I received a selection of the papers in a DoCrafts Goody Bag and I was so taken with this floral design I used it the most leaving me with the smallest of scraps.Recently I placed an order with an online craft shop and found this material in the sale section so added it in to take me over the free P&P threshold.So not only beautiful but useful too 🙂 Looking forward to using this stuff more.I die cut a swirl to echo the shape of the  blade of grass in the image,then stamped and  hand cut the sentiment.The centers of the flowers have been embellished with some buttons to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy-hello friend by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Paper,Card & Other Material : DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Circle,Flowers cut from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Sizzix Bigz Swirls 2,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch
To Embellish : Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Crystal Glamour Dust 

 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Corner : “Fastener” (buttons)
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Card or Project with a Sentiment for a Girl
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Lots of Flowers
Creative Moments : Add a Sentiment
Flutterby Wednesdays : Any winged Creature
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Favourite Embellishment (buttons)
LEJ Designs : Things With Wings
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Card Mania : Lots of Layers
Cutie Pie Challenge : Magical
Digi Darla Challenge : Buttons 
Incy Wincy Designs : Things that begin with F (fairy,flourish,flowers)
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Buttons or Bows
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Sentimental Sundays : Use 3 Embellishments that Start w/ the letter “B” (3 buttons)
The Corrosive Challenges : All That Glitters

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A piece of Spring

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There’s another new challenge at  Digi Sketch Challenge and the theme this fortnight is Easter/Spring.We have the super S K Digis as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Sony’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 pretty and versatile Flowers in Bloom by S K Digis.The image has been printed out 3 times.The first layer onto white card,the second on a green paper and thirdly onto a yellow paper.The flowers on the top layer have been shaped with a ball embossing tool before being adhered.Yellow gems have been placed in the centre of each flower.The sentiment has been stamped and another gem has been added to the sun on it.I was certainly thinking warm Spring day thoughts here – a little different to the rain,fog and snow we’ve been experiencing the past few days…lol And to keep in with the bejeweled theme some more were arranged in the corner,descending in size.The card base and layers,including the embossed piece,were cut from  5 x 7 card blanks in my stash.

Supplies :

Image : Flowers in Bloom by S K Digis
Sentiment : From a freebie stamp set in a magazine (can’t remember which one)
Medium : Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Royal & Langnickel Pastel 5 x 7 card blanks
Tools : X -Cut Guillotine,Craft Concepts Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Big Shot, Decoupage scissors
To Embellish :  Yellow gems from Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel
 

Some challenges this is for :

Gingerloft : The Colour Green
Glitter n Sparkle : St.Pat`s/Use Green 
No Matter Which Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : Spring has Sprung 
Scrappy Frogs : Green/St Patrick’s day
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Autumn or Spring
Allsorts : Springtime
One Stop Craft: Spring
Simply Create Too : St Patricks day or Use Mostly Green
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Go Green
C.R.A.F.T.  : Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday : Spring Fever
Crafting for all Seasons : Spring
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Texture
Simon Says Stamp : A Bit ‘O Green
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Bling

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

 

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