The reading corner

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Well Read.We have the fabulous Melonheadz Illustrating 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.

I’ve made a corner bookmark as I haven’t made one of these in ages.Plus my DS2 has decided to plough his way through his older sister’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.I found this cute image at Cre8tive Hands and he’s called Boy Reading.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciaos before fussy cutting him and adding him to the bookmark.A tutorial for this can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.The only difference I have made is to punch the border at the bottom before cutting it down to make the 4″ square.I’ve added some Bazzill Basics card.The top piece has been embossed with a script folder,the bottom one has had a border punched before adhering a strip of alphabet paper.Some jute twine has been threaded thru’ a wooden button then wrapped around.A leftover piece of the alphabet paper has been used to cover up where the string goes around the back to give a neater finish.

Supplies :

Image : Boy Reading by Cre8tive Hands
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Paper & Card : DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Bazzill Basics Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank cut down for bookmark base
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,EK Success Lines and Dots Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Cuttlebug Script Folder,Big Shot, Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Jute Twine & Wooden Heart Button from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Crafty-Emblies : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Allsorts :  Anything but a card
Di’s Digis Designs : Anything but Square
My Time to Craft : Use Kraft
Digi Haven : Digi Image + buttons
Pattie’s Creations : Anything But A Card
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge: Embossing, wet or dry
Southern Girls : Buttons, badges or flair
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : For the boys
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

You are my World

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Just a reminder that the Earth Day 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 Earth Day Kids by Just Some Lines  and coloured it with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I had so much fun colouring this one up – it was just like going back to my childhood.It reminded me so much of a colouring book illustration 🙂 Yeah,I’ve always liked colouring in.I’ve kept it fairly simple to keep the image as the main focus.It’s been teamed with some freebie papers and some kraft card.All edges have been distressed.The raffia lace is actually a couple of snippets lined up to make it appear as a continuous strip.Love this stuff too much to waste it 😉 The sentiment is computer generated.I’ve added a flower cut from the cover of the booklet the papers came in and attached the printed twill with a large brad.

Suppiles :

Image : Earth Day Kids by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me!
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers
Papers & Card : Freebie papers from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Gullotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Printed Twill,Raffia Lace & Brad from stash

Some challenges this is for :

QKR Stampede : Favorite Things (colouring with Copics,kraft,distressing,raffia lace,brad,adding lots of texture)
Totally Papercrafts : Flowers & Lace
Shelly’s Images : April Showers Bring May Flowers…must have a flower
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Digi Days
Craft Room Challenge So Sentimental!
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Earth Day (use a recycled item – cover of papers booklet)
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Recycle or Re-Use (cover of papers booklet)
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Recycle  (cover of papers booklet)
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Rainy Days & Mondays

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Rain,Rain Go Away!We have the super Crafty Sentiments and Ellephantastic as our sponsors.

It’s the lovely Anne-Marie’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.

As you can see I’ve made two card and both use our sponsors images 🙂

For my top card I’ve used Mia by Crafty Sentiments and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers and used white gel pen to add highlights.Altho’ she’s not really designed as a rainy day image I’ve applied 3D Crystal Lacquer to her coat to give the appearance of a rain mac and also to her boots to make them look like wellies 😉 I’ve flicked a pale blue Copic Ciao Marker across the background and coated it with more lacquer for instant rain!I chose the papers,that I’ve had an age,to compliment the rainy feeling.All edges have had the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser treatment.A couple of  clouds have been sanded before being placed on the card.To finish the card a clear button has been threaded through some paper twine which has been wrapped around the border piece.

Supplies :

Image : Mia by Crafty Sentiments
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles,Joy!Crafts Clouds Die,Big Shot,Core’dintaions Sand It Gadget
To Embellish: Paper Twine and Clear Button from stash

For my second card I’ve used Emily Autumn by Ellephantastic and coloured her with ProMarkers this time,trying to incorporate as many of the new Spring/Summer Limited Edition colours.I’ve also gone for a different look by using pastel backing papers and card.I cut a circle frame to place behind the image from some Nellie’s  Multi Frame Circle Dies.I’ve not used them like this before but I really like it 🙂 I stamped a circular sentiment and added it to another one of the frames.Some acrylic dew drops have been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Emily Autumn by Ellephantastic
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Freebie Emma’s Garden from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Big Shot
To Embellish : Acrylic Dew Drops from stash
 

Some challenges these are for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Crafty Calendar : April Sunshine and Showers
Digi Haven : Rain/Umbrella
Inky Impressions : Punches/dies
Mema’s Crafts Monday Challenge : Anything Goes
Marker POP Challenge : April Showers
Heck of a Challenge : Just Add Water

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Let Your Beauty Shine

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.We have the fabulous Whimsy Stamps  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 beautiful Fancy by Saturated Canary and coloured her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some teeny gems adorn her hair.I’ve used some freebie papers from the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.Diamond shapes and more bling have been added along with some die cut flowers.The  butterfly die came free with Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.I created the sentiment on my computer  to compliment this gorgeous gal 🙂

Supplies :

Image: Fancy by Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Papers & Card : DP Freebie Teresa Collins Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Decoupage Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small,Marianne Design Fantasy Flowers,Butterfly Die Freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Big Shot,
To Embellish : Various Gems 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
Robyn`s Fetish : Make your own Flowers 
Allsorts :  Passion for Flowers
Speedy and Friends : Punched Borders
Broken Box Stock : Florals
Card Makin’ Mamas : Ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Pattie’s Creations : Make It Sparkle
QKR Stampede : Punches and/or Dies
Wags ‘n Whiskers : May Flowers
Copic Marker Europe : Girls Aloud (only female images)
Forever Friends : Use lots of Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a Sentiment
Saturated Canary Challenge : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : April Showers Bring May Flowers…must have a flower
Crafts and Me : Bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Sentiment
Inky Impressions : Punches/dies
Paper Shelter Challenge : At least 2 Flowers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Sentiment
Bearly Mine Challenges : Spring Flowers
Can You Digi It : Butterflies
Craft Room Challenge : So Sentimental!
Creative Card Crew : Handmade Flowers
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Flower Power
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Happy Earth Day

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At Just Some Lines the challenge is Earth Day 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 sweet Garden Bear  by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve cut a frame from Nesties for a different look.The pretty papers are a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and they’ve been teamed with some Bazzill Basics cardstock.The border has been punched with a Martha Stewart edger punch.A length of grosgrain ribbon has been layered on top of this strip.I stamped the sentiment onto a large brad then added it to the centre of a die cut flower to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Garden Bear by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Boxed Stamp Set 
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers,Jet Black Stazon
Papers & Card : Freebie papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large,X-Cut Dielicious Petal Posies Decorative Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and Large Brad from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Broken Box Stock : Florals 
Card Makin’ Mamas : Ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
QKR Stampede : Punches and/or Dies
Wags ‘n Whiskers : May Flowers
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Spring or Easter
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a Sentiment
Shelly’s Images : April Showers Bring May Flowers…must have a flower
Creative Belli : Pastels
Creative Moments : Spring
Inky Impressions : Punches/dies
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters : Animal
Whimsical Designs : Smell the Flowers
Anything Goes Challenge :  Heavy Metal
Bearly Mine Challenges: Spring Flowers
Craft Room Challenge : So Sentimental!
Digital Tuesday : Springtime
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Flower Power
Cupcake Craftroom : Summer Blooms
Ladybug Crafts : Leap into Spring
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sketch Challenge : Use a Digi
Digi Darla Challenge : Garden/Flowers
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Spring has Sprung
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just Ducky

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Adorable Animals is the new challenge at Craft Your Passion.We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry and The Paper Shelter 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 adorableFuzzy Duckling COLOR plus by Doodle Pantry and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.The backing papers are also included along with pre-coloured images and sentiments.Great value for money 🙂  The flowers and leaves I die cut from felt to go with the fuzzy feeling of the duckling.I’ve used my new fence die but rather than stick it down flat I bowed it to give extra dimension.I cut the sentiment out using a sign die.

Supplies :

Image,backing papers & sentiment : Fuzzy Duckling COLOR plus by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Cardstock : From stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencil Picket Fence,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Marianne Designs Creatables Tags and Buttons,Quickutz Sign Post,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Inverted Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Felt and Hemp Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring into Spring
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Dies and Punches 
Lacy Sunshine : Spring Fever
Scrappy Frogs : Think Spring
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wings
Cut it Up : Wet
Delightful Challenges : Round Up
Forever Friends : Die cuts and punches
MilkCoffee Challenge : Welcome Spring
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Spring or Easter
Crafty Creations : No Squares
Creative Moments : Things with Wings
Divas by Design : Flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
Sisterhood of Crafters : Animal
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Happy Brrrrr-thday!

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Just a reminder that the For a Child 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 the totally cool Birthday Penguin by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.Now for this card I didn’t follow my usual creative process…in fact I had no idea where I was going with it.Sure I’d picked the image,papers and red card but normally I have some idea of a layout in my head.Not this time.Even the kraft base and layers were on a whim.Next I sifted through my large die collection to gain some inspiration.Plus this gave me the chance to use some of my newest and untouched dies 🙂 The arch shape would fit this little chap perfectly and I fancied making some bunting with these little flag shapes.I strung it up with some baker’s twine suspended on some brads to allow it some free movement.The lettering was made with an old die set that I haven’t used for years – literally!!The word ‘birthday’ is part of the sentiment that’s included with the image.I hand cut the fishtail piece running along the bottom of the card and added more brads.So for a card that I had no clue what  it was going to end up as  I’m pretty pleased how it turned out 🙂

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Birthday Penguin by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card :  DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another cut up for layering etc.)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Joy!Crafts Labels & Tags Flags Cutting Stencil,Sizzix Sizzlits Monde de Blonde Alphabet Decorative Strip,Big Shot
To Embellish : Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads,Trimcraft The London Line Bright Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wings
QKR Stampede : For A Child
Simply Create Too : Use Your Stash (papers,card,twine,brads)
Totally Papercrafts : Use Kraft
Creative Moments : Things with Wings
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Animal
Stampavie and More : For a Boy
Anything Goes Challenge : Heavy Metal
Bearly Mine Challenges :  Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Boys
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  A Card For A Child Or Teen
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Forever Friends :  Biweekly challenge : Diecuts/Punches
Lexi’s Creations : Punches and/or Dies
My Craft Spot : Cute Critters
Stamp with Fun : Birthday
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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