A Natural Dilemma!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Natural Materials.We have the fabulous DRS Designs 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 Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs and tried to get some texture going with some Soft Pastel Pencils.I’ve coloured the doggy to look like our own,Socks,as this is exactly the sort of thing she would do!Well,that is if she wasn’t afraid of sticks!!She is such a baby it’s hard to find anything she isn’t scared of!!!Seriously tho’ it does make me wonder what some of these poor little creatures have been through in their previous lives when they’ve come from animal shelters 😦 Luckily for my girl she’s now well cared for,extremely well loved and,of course,thoroughly spoilt! 😀 Anyways…back to the card…Following on from the theme and image I chose some leafy papers,some kraft card(the inner vertical pieces are embossed and flipped so the back side is showing) and roughed up the edges.I cut two triangles,in different sizes,from hessian.Whilst thinking of more natural stuff to add to my card I suddenly remembered a selection of dried,pressed flowers (and other flora) I bought a long time ago.The orangey/brown squished things are,I believe, kumquats – but don’t hold me to that…LOL.The greenery is definitely made up of herbs.I added a trio of wooden buttons threaded with Jute Twine,one of which being placed on the hand cut tag.This card is going to be for Father’s Day from my DS1.Now,I’m not sure if the sentiment applies to our sweet,crazy dog or my DH!

Supplies :

Image : Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Papers & Card : DP Paper Adventures (discontinued),Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To Embellish : Hessian,Jute Twine,Wooden Buttons,Selection of Dried,Pressed Herbs and Fruit from my stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

City Crafter Challenge : Burlap Love (use burlap) – Altho’ I mention Hessian that is the UK name for Burlap – it is the same thing 🙂
Creative Craft Challenges : For The Fellas
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Father’s Day
Eureka Stamps : The Great Outdoors 
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Father’s Day and/or Male-inspired
Ooh La La Creations : Inspired by Nature
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Use Foam Tape (the image is mounted on some)
Songbird Challenges : All Creatures Great & Small
The Crazy Challenge : Use Sentiments
613 Avenue Create :Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Outdoor Fun
2 Sisters : Outdoor Fun
Hiding in my Craft Room : Father’s Day
Brown Sugar :  Father’s Day
Stampin With The Dragon : Tags
Totally Papercrafts : Buttons
4 Crafty Chicks : Critters
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes (image coloured with pastel pencils)
Cute Card Thursday : Tie it Up
Moving Along With The Times : Embossing
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Be Sentimental

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Flying high!

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Just a reminder that the Anything Goes 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 Flying High by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I thought it would be interesting to make an easel card with an acetate back piece to make her zoom through the air 🙂 As it can be difficult to glue acetate without the adhesive showing through I adhered the cloud paper over the top.This also hid the white base card.I die cut a few clouds and added those as well.I chose some other papers from the same K & Co collection to make up the rest of the card along with a strip of coordinating card.I simply printed the wording on the computer and after cutting in to a banner shape I embellished it with a button threaded with paper twine.

Huge apologies to all at Just Some Lines DT.I’m late posting my card…I’ve gone down with a rather nasty virus and haven’t been able to venture out of bed much…sorry 😦

Supplies :

Image : Flying High by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me!
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Yellow card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Papermania 12 x12 Acetate Sheets (this is really thick acetate and works well for this)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,E K Success Dotted Wave Edger Punch,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Button,Paper Twine from my stash

 Some challenges this is for :

Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Lady Anne’s Challenge : Easel Card
The Crazy Challenge : Use Sentiments
Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges : Things with Wings
Scrappy Frogs : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Winged Things
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 

Bloomin’ bird!

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Cute.We have the super Cedar Chest Designs as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Mariken’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 Fat Birdie by Cedar Chest Designs.Just for a bit of fun I thought I would paper piece this little cutie.A Copic Sketch Marker was used to create a little shading around the birds eyes and underneath the bird.All the patterned papers are First Edition Boho Chic.I added a stamped sentiment layered onto a lacy circle cut from my new Crafts Too die set.I found this sweet metal tab whilst rooting around in my embellishment stash so of course it just had to end up on my card 😉

Supplies :

Image : Fat Birdie by Cedar Chest Designs
Sentiment :  So Tweet by Imaginisce
Mediums : Copic Sketch Marker,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Making Memories Metal Mini Circles Polo Club File Tab

Some challenges this is for :

One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : Birds of a Feather!
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf-challenge : Anything that flies
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge: Things with Wings
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
Crafting By Design : Paper Piecing
Crafts and Me : Use a digi
Crafty Creations : Keep It Simple
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes 
No Matter Which Challenges : Things with Wings
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
The Corrosive Challenges : Sentiment on the Front

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Spot the stripes!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Party Animals!We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink 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 adorable Zebra Balloon by 2 Cute Ink – he’s a freebie too can you believe!I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I made the base card using some printed kraft card and layered up with some black textured card along with some Papermania Bexley Black papers.I created a tab featuring yet another one of these fabulous Whimsy Stamps Button Sentiments stamps tied with some faux suede strip.I added some paper twine and buttons to the punched pelmet like piece before adhering it to the card.

Supplies :

Image : Zebra Balloon by 2 Cute Ink
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Card & Papers : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Paper Twine and Faux Suede Strips from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Punches
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Button It Up
 A Little Bit Crafty : Use Kraft of some type
4 Crafty Chicks : Birthday
CCEE Stampers : Let it Hang Out or Over
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
Crafts and Me : Use a digi
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Kraft
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  :Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
 Dream Valley Challenges :Animals
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes 
Great Impressions : Celebrations
Here Come the Boys : Must have Buttons
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Robyn`s Fetish : 4 Legged Friends 
That Craft Place : Makes for Men 
The Corrosive Challenges : Sentiment on the Front
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Tiptoe kraftily thru’ the Tulips

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At Just Some Lines the challenge is Anything Goes 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 Emo Tulip by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve teamed her with some pretty First Edition papers and some lovely shimmery cardstock I found to go with it in my stash.Everything has been layered onto a kraft card blank,using another for the die cut pieces.The centre has been cut from the doily type die with another from the same set.The tulips have been made by cutting up and reassembling a couple of flowers again from these dies.I added texture with an embossing folder on the mat the image is on.I just HAD to use my new Whimsy Stamps button stamps and die again for the sentiment which has been threaded with baker’s twine.I’ve embellished with some raffia lace ribbon.Not only does it go beautifully with the kraft I totally adore this stuff – nearly as much as my dog!

This is what happens when the dog gets on the bed just as you’re in the middle of making it and you think she will move…

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Should’ve known better really,shouldn’t I?!

Supplies :

Image : Emo Tulip by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Mediums :  Copic Ciao  Markers,Sepia Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Shimmery Textured Cardstock from my stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cut pieces)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11,Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Set (flower stems),Papermania Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder,Big Shot 
To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon
 
If you think these Just Some Lines images are as cute as I do then there is some good news for you : 
 

Just click on the pic to take you there!You might want to check out the other Catergories too!Happy shopping 🙂

Some challenges this is for :

Delicious Doodles: “Lace”  
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon :  A  flower for Mum
Stuck on U Sketches/Diecut Challenge :  Flowers (diecut challenge)
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
A little Bit Crafty : Use Kraft of some type
By the Cute & Girly : Flowers
Creatalicious Challenges : For the Girls
Forever Friends : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Flowers
Our Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Use a Digi
Digistamps 4 Joy : Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters  : April showers bring May flowers 
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It’s Playtime!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Child’s Play.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 super cute Balloon Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured her with  Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some white highlights have been added with a souffle pen.I chose a pretty First Edition floral paper to go with her.I punched a strip of kraft cut from another card blank.Some new goodies arrived in the post just in time for me to play with them 🙂 I’m really pleased with the button stamp and die and am totally in love with the alphabet tiles 😀 I’ve added  some flowers cut from dies already in my collection.Two types of hairy stingy stuff has been threaded through the button style shapes.

Supplies :

Image :  Balloon Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Souffle Pen,Sepia Archival Ink
Wording : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die,Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x8 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,Martha Stewart Stained Glass Pattern Punch All Over the Page Punch,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral PATP  Edger Punch,Nestabilites Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Marianne Design Ribbon Flowers 3 and Tags and Buttons,Big Shot, Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Jute Twine,Hairy String from a clothing price tag

 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Sentiment on the Front
Crafty Calendar :  Blooms and Blossoms
Card Makin’ Mamas : Punches
Jellypark Challenges : Girly Girl
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting By Design : Remembering Childhood
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Diecuts/Punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  : April showers bring May flowers
Stampavie and More : Kraft
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Alway’s Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hand picked for you

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Just a reminder that the Mother’s 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 the sweet Mother’s Day -For You by Just Some Lines and coloured it with Polychromos pencils and blended out the blue shaded bit around the image with some low odour oils thinners.The sentiment comes with the digi stamp.I cut a base card out using these fab Go Kreate dies.I actually bought them in the January Sales but have only used them now for the first time.Ooooopsie…I then cut another piece the same size in green card.This means that you have the whole shape on the front of your card rather than the folded edge showing.I also trim a tiny slither off the bottom of the back of the card base for stability.This also makes sure that the original shape isn’t spoiled.I die cut a mat of some pretty First Editions paper and layered a length of satin ribbon over the top before fixing the green piece to the card front.The daisy border has been cut with my new Crafts Too die in green and pink card then I trimmed the flowers to fit over the top.I snipped the border in half to extend it across the width of the card.The sentiment was mounted onto a stamp shape from a Spellbinders set.The rather pretty butterfly was cut from a freebie die that came with a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.Some flat backed pearls have been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Mother’s Day -For You by Just Some Lines
Colouring Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners
Paper & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Go Kreate Half  XXL Square Frame Frilly  #5 & Frilly Square #5,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Crafts Too Delicate Daisy,Freebie butterfly Die from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Grand Calibur
To Embellish : White Flat backed pearls & White Satin Ribbon from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Mother’s Day/For Mom (Mum!)
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digi Haven:  Happy Mother’s Day / Floral
Pattie’s Creations : Mother’s Day
Simply Create Too   Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon : A flower for Mum
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : April Showers bring May flowers
Digistamps 4 Joy : Mother’s day/Special Lady
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Freshly Brewed : Flowers
Inky Impressions : Mother’s Day
Little Red Wagon : Mom
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Pencil Colouring
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Diecuts/Punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  : April Showers bring May Flowers
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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