Orange you krafty!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is 3D It.We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

I decided to make this cute Flat Backed Treat Box to showcase this adorable mouse and papers from the Cherry Nice Mice set by Doodle Pantry.You get so much for your money!I printed him out five times,coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers then cut out the layers and built him up using clear sticky fixers.Here’s a view at different angle to show this better :

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I added some paper raffia,including a rose I made,and a sentiment that was also included in the set to finish.

Supplies :

Image,Papers & Sentiment : Cherry Nice Mice by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Cardstock : Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Paper Raffia from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Summer Days
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Hobbycutz   : Summer
One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
Pile It On : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Fancy Folds 
Allsorts : Kraft It
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : Summer Time
Digi Haven :  Any Animal
Simply Create Too :  Anything But A Card
Paper Crafting Journey : Punch and/or Die cuts
Southern Girls :  Animal Antics
Crafts and Me :  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations : Summer
Creative Moments : Anything but a card
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Summer Food and Drink
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Die-ing For A Punch
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Spooled Items (paper raffia)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Happy Bearthday!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Happy Birthday.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 a totally adorable  image from Birthday Bear set by Birdie Brown,the sentiment is part of it too,and coloured them with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.To create the kind of ‘fuzzy’ effect on the bear I went over it several times with my pens and covered quite a large area with the lightest colour first.This way when you apply the darker shade,then overlay the light colour when blending it bleaches it out a little and you get a mottled appearance.You have to be aware that when you layer up the ink this way it does deepen the colours despite having heard the contrary! The pretty papers are freebies from the centre pages of a past copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I’ve got a ton of back copies with these in and I’m trying to make it a mission to use them up.I’ve teamed them up with some coordinating cardstock.I’ve created some fancy borders and corners with a punch and a die.A couple of layered Prima Flowers and a handful of gems have been added to embellish.

Supplies :

Image and sentiment : Birthday Bear set from Birdie Brown
Papers & Card : Freebies form Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guilotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch,Cuttlebug Vintage 4 die set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Prima Flowers,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel
 

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Birthday 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Bling
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Bling It On
Papertake Weekly : Die-ing For A Punch
A & T Emerald Faeries : “Happy Birthday”
Oozak : Anything Goes With Texture
Card Mania : Pearls and/or Gems
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Birthdays
Crafty Boots : Animals
Eureka Stamps : Happy Birthday
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Word Play Saturday : Birthdays
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 

Birthday Balloons

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Layer It Up.We have the super A Day For Daisies 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 sweet Birthday Invitation by A Day for Daisies and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I tried a different hair colour combo which I think turned out a little Hayley Williams-esque (Paramore’s lead vocalist) but I like it 🙂 Her dress is  paper pieced with the reverse side of the flower paper and shaded it with  Copics.The palest colour showing is actually the paper.IRL it really adds depth to the image.I trimmed the image down allowing the balloon to drift over the top edge.I love these beautiful First Edition papers and was waiting for the perfect opportunity.This gorgeous image was it.I die cut the shape underneath her for some interest.Pearl brads have been added to embellish and the sentiment has been stamped directly onto the background paper.

Supplies :

Image : Birthday Invitation by A Day for Daisies
Sentiment : From a freebie set in a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Memento Teal Zeal Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Big Shot,Craft Knife and Steel Ruler,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Pearl Brads Blues

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes (optional: Birthday)
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes 
Great Impressions : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine  : Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Paper Piecing
Speedy and Friends : Favorite Technique (Paper Piecing)
Word Play Saturday : Birthdays
A Day for Daisies : Use a Die Cut
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Two word (sentiment & Brownie points if it isn’t Happy Birthday) – No Brownie points for me!LOL
Southern Girls : No Spoolin..no ribbon, twine or cotton
Crafting for all Seasons : Bingo (Vertical middle – Flowers,Digi Image,Pearls)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Birthdays
A Little Bit Crafty : Die-ing For It!
A & T Emerald Faeries : “Happy Birthday”
Lia Stampz Challenge : Birthdays 
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Spot the balloons

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The Just Some Lines DT are having a little break for Summer but never fear they will resume in September.In the meantime  projects featuring any new releases will be added from time to time.Plus there will be a DT Call.

For my card I’ve used the totally adorable Jenn Holding Balloons  by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,trying hard to get that transparent look on the balloons.Hope I succeeded?!I chose some bright Summery papers to go with her and I just had to use my new toy!I got these fabulous Spellbinders Borderabilities and love them ♥ The flower and leaves are die cuts from the same paper pack.I prettied it up and added texture with some grosgrain ribbon and a pearl brad. 

Supplies :

Image : Jenn Holding Balloons  by Just Some Lines 
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Ooh La La for Her,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Die Cuts from above paper pack,Papermania Pearl Brads Pinks,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

A Gem of a Challenge : Spots/Stripes or Both
One Stop Craft : Summer Colors
Totally Gorjuss : Sweet
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything goes with ribbon
Paper Minutes :  Anything Goes
Songbird : Ribbon
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Flowers
Great Impressions : Anything Goes 
Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Use something spooled

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A bit of friendly argy bargello!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Patchwork Backgrounds.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.

Perhaps before I get on to my card I need to explain my post title first 😉 Argy bargy is slang in the UK for well er… let’s say a lively discussion!(Polite term for an argument)But as you can see these girls are friends coupled with the fact that I’ve used the Bargello Technique for the background 🙂

Now for the card details.I’ve used the sweet Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured them with Copic Ciao Markers onto hammered texture card as I thought it would suit this vintage style image well.You do have to be a little careful tho’ as the Copics can be absorbed by it and bleed so you have to try not to over saturate.After trimming I cut freehand around the top not only to give a softer look to the sky but so that you can see a little more of the backing piece.This is the first time I’ve used this technique and I’m fairly pleased how it’s turned out.Altho’ on closer inspection I could’ve lined the strips up a little better … Ooops!Did I say that out loud?Don’t look too closely!I dug out some double sided adhesive sheets that I rarely use and the papers were a magazine freebie plus I adhered the cut pieces of paper to some copy paper so it was quite cost effective all round.I think the trick is to use papers with a small pattern and have at least one block colour.I’ve kept the rest of the card fairly simple with some coordinating card and just to fancy it up a bit I used a MArtha Stewart PATP set on the kraft card them attached it to a shop bought card blank.I printed the sentiment onto another piece of the hammered card to match then used another Martha Stewart punch to create a tab.For the finishing touched I added some crochet lace and a wooden flower embellishment with a pearl brad placed in the centre.

Supplies :

Image :  Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage 
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me
Papers & Card : DP A past My Minds Eye freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzil Basics,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Hammered card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral PATP Set,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch
To Embellish : cArt-Us Fantasy Circles Tiny Wooden Shapes,Papermania Pearl Brads Pinks,Crochet Lace from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : All About the Scenery
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : The Great Outdoors
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
C is for Challenge : Flowers
Crafty Bloggers Network : Metal
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : For a Friend
Card and Scrap : Use lace or ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint MonthlyAnything Goes
Emma’s Cards UK : Lace & Pearls
One Crazy Stamper :  Kraft Color Challenge
Oozak : Anything Goes With Girlie Theme 
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

I {heart} balloons

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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.

This will be the last challenge until 7th September as the Design Team are taking a Summer break.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Emo Amber and the Heart balloon by Just Some Lines. Her dress and balloon have been paper pieced,the rest of her has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The balloon has also had a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer.I took inspiration from this card here as I had bought the papers for a Red,White & Blue card and was looking for ideas on how to use the rest.I altered it suit the image and added some corrugated card.I made a ribbon rosette and topped it with a chipboard button threaded with baker’s twine to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Amber and the Heart balloon by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Card & Papers : DP Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights 8 x 8,Joy!Crafts Narrow Corrugated  12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights Chipboard Buttons and Ribbons,We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine 

Some challenges this is for :

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers
Di’s Digis Designs : Paper Piecing
One Stop Craft :  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Make Your Own Flowers or Embellishments
That Craft Place : Ribbons and/or Lace
The Ribbon Girls : Add a bow
Crafty Catz :  It’s Childs Play
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything but a Square
Crafting for all Seasons : Girly
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Cute
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Spots and stripes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Ribbons & Bows
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

A peek at Summer

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Summertime.We have the super Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Kelly’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 Summertime Peekers Flower Pot by Bugaboo Stamps  and coloured this cutie with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Altho’ it doesn’t show too well I did colour the flowers with Copic Atyou Spica pens for a little sparkle.I chose a lovely bright paper from a past freebie in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and found some coordinating card in my stash.The square panels have been embossed with a recently purchased embossing folder.I love it.It embossed so deeply and it only cost me £1.99 🙂 Inked over it to bring the pattern out further.I die cut a flower and some leaves to add the sentiment to.I tied a bow and left the tails long so I could twirl them around.

Supplies :

Image : Summertime Peekers Flower Pot by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments Clear Set
Mediums :  Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Copic Atyou Spica Pens,Tangelo ,Grape Jelly and New Sprout Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
Papers & Card : DP Past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Orange and green card Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack,Purple card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guilotine,Go Kreate Frilly Square #5,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Marianne Design Flora 1, Craft Concepts Daisy Do Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Incy Wincy Designs : Summer Lovin’
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : All Things Digital 
The Corrosive Challenges : Summertime
Crafty Catz : Say it with Flowers
Digi Haven : Flowers
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Summer
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Girl Power
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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