Ain’t nobody here but us chickens

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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 the  adorable Chicken Country by Just Some Lines – not just once but 3times!I opened the PNG image (you get the JPEG version too) in Word,yep you’ve guessed it,3 times and resized it to fit the size of panel I had in mind.It’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers in quite a simple fashion.I also added the sentiment in Word too.The bottom edges of both the image piece and the one it’s layered on to have been punched with my most favourite punch.Before sticking the image panel down I wrapped it with some paper twine and threaded a button on to it .I made a tab using another punch that I like using a lot as well : ) The backing papers and Core’dination card have been sanded and have had the edges roughed up with the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.I managed to separate the top layer of the cardstock in the top left hand corner and rolled it down a little to add a little extra interest.

Supplies :

Image : Chicken Country by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Made by me!
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag and Cherish Edger Punches,Sand It Gadget Tool,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Button from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Paper Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Father’s day or male inspired
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Clean and Simple
Paper Crafting Journey : Masculine cards
Crafty Creations : For a boy
Creative Belli : Father’s Day
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Father’s Day
Simon Says Stamp :  Masculine/Father’s Day
The Perfect Sentiment : Father’s Day/For a man
The Stamping Chef : Father’s Day/For a man
Anything Goes Challenge : Fathers Day
Bearly Mine Challenges : Dies &/or Punches
Creative Card Crew : Punches/Dies
Creative Craft Challenges : For The Fellas
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Father’s Day
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Masculine
Love to Create  : Father’s Day or Special Guy in your Life

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Oh,sew pretty!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Haberdashery Items.We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments and Wild Rose Studio 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 Kaye – Thinking of You by Crafty Sentiments and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used a kraft card blank as the base and another for the die cut elements.This has teamed with some very pretty Papermania Vintage Notes papers.These have a lovely linen texture so thought they would be good to go with the theme 🙂 Apart from using various die cuts and punches I’ve layered up a few bits and pieces from the Vintage Notes collection (they came in the Goody Bag when they were first released).The little calendar and pink ticket were cut from a sheet of the paper.I went a teency bit crazy when it came to the sewing related items.I wonder if you can spot them all?!More to point I wonder if I can remember them all? 😉 Well…. there’s stitching(all hand done!),ribbons,lace,buttons,pins,snap fasteners,hook and eye fasteners,the felt for the flowers (yes,I’m counting that) and anything else you may have spotted that I’ve left off my list.Now the safety pin is a bit of a fraud as it’s a plastic embellishment my S-I-L gave me,along with some other stuff for my card making.I added it at the last moment but it does still tie in with the theme 😉

Supplies :

Image : Kaye -Thinking of You by Crafty Sentiments
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Icons,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Sentiments,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cut pieces)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set (cut in half and the flowers came from this too),Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Nestabilities Clasic Ovals Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Ribbon, Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons.Crochet Lace,Pearl Head Pins,Snap Fasteners,Hook and Eye Fasteners,Felt,Plastic Safety Pin all from my stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

 Allsorts : Here Come the Girls
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon
Happy Campers : Use Metal
MilkCoffee Challenge : Load on the Flowers
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies : Card for a Girl
Creative Belli : Flowers
Creative Moments : Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Ribbon/Lace
Crafty Sentiments : Show Us Stitching (Real Or Faux)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle :  Anything with a “B” (buttons)
Hobbycutz  : Flowers/Roses
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
Robyn`s Fetish : Use a Digi 
That Craft Place : Dies and Punches
The Ribbon Girl :  Add a Die Cut 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Love ewe,Dad!

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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.

I decided to go with a Father’s Day card.For this I’ve used the delightful Emo Aleks Shepherd by Just Some Lines and coloured him using Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve teamed him with some Forever Friends papers.I’ve added some buttons and faux suede strips.I also threaded some of the strip material through the buttons.That was some mean feat,I can tell you!!So after realising a pokey tool would be useful and choosing some carefully selected words the deed was done!The sentiment was devised by me and printed from the ‘puter.The idea behind this card is that my youngest son loves sheep/lambs ever since discovering that was his sign in the Chinese zodiac.It’s also quite funny that when he was a baby his most favourite bedtime snuggle was a lamb.He loved his little ‘lamby’ so much he used to cuddle it then roll over with it.In the morning we would find this rather squashed and flattened but so well loved object.It never failed to raise a smile 🙂 The other thought,and hence the wording,is to do with thanking his Dad for all the help and support he has given him to shape him into the lovely little boy he is today.My son looks a little like Aleks too 😉

Supplies :

Image : Emo Aleks Shepherd by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : DP Forever Friends Retro Collection The Good Life A5 Paper Pack,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Yellows Buttons,Faux Suede Strips from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin : Father’s Day
Totally Papercrafts : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Father’s Day
C.R.A.F.T.  : Father’s Day/Male
Delightful Challenges : For Dad
Paper Crafting Journey : Masculine Cards
Creative Moments : Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : For The Fellas
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes 
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Father’s Day and/or Male-inspired
The Crazy Challenge : Use Sentiments

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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