Autumn Splendour

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This is the last week of the  Fall/Autumn or Back to School challenge at Just Some Lines.Wow!Can’t  believe that’s another month over!To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

After last week’s cheeky little fairy I thought you might like to see one from a different angle 🙂 This time I’ve used Baby Fairy – Peek-a-boo by Just Some LInes and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,defining the mushroom spots with white gel pen then coating her wings and the spots with Stickles.I chose these beautiful papers to go with this adorable image.The colours,I think,are more Autumn/Halloween but she’s definitely too cute to spook!!The layout is one modified from an old sketch of mine when I was on Willow Sketchie DT.A few gems ,Prima leaves and a button add the finishing touches.The button is quite glittery IRL but it’s a shame the camera just hasn’t picked this up 😦

 

Supplies :

Image : Baby Fairy – Peek-a-boo by Just Some LInes 
Sentiment : Made by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Leaves from Prima Flowers Bitty Bag,Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons,Faux Suede Strip from The Works
 

Some challenges this is for :

 
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Allsorts : How does your garden grow
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Fall Colors
Di’s Digis Design : Coloring Skills
A Creative Romance : Fairytale or Winged Creations
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Harvest
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : The Great Outdoors
Fairy Tale : Pumpkins, Mushrooms & Bats 
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Colours of Autumn
Simply Create Too : Fall/Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Fairies and Fantasy
A & T Emerald Faeries:  Magical Creatures
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Fairies and/or Butterflies
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Happy Fall Ya’ll
Sassy Studio Designs : Fall colors
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp –  Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations: Fall
Party Time Tuesdays :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Just dropping you an (out)line

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is No Coloured In Images.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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 this sweet Vintage Girl Wearing Cute Hat by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.Now,anyone who knows me or has stopped by my blog must know how much I LOVE colouring so this was a tough one for me!I even set the challenge – lol xD …And this where I had a major issue.My trusty old over-worked printer just couldn’t cope with printing out anymore digi stamps and died 😦 Not good when your DT work consists of working with digital images…and then the panic set in!!After much deliberation,running around in circles and a ton of confusion I finally decided which one to go for.Second hurdle…all the places I’d been looking online were now out of stock!Luckily DH had seen a stack of them in a local supermarket and on sale – always up for a bargain 😉 On his travels at work he dropped in and grabbed one of the remaining few 🙂  As he had only popped home to get changed for a meeting he left the installation to me.Eeeek!No worries tho’ it was easy.Phew!With that out of the way I set about printing my first image.I changed the colour in Word and as this was a test I printed it in Draft so as not to waste too much ink,yeah I’m frugal.I know it’s only an outline but I’m impressed and I got a usable piece 🙂 It even took the 210 gsm card I usually print onto without a fight.Bonus!So I’m happy 🙂 Any way enough of the printer review,back to the card.I got the idea for the layout from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and just had to try it,altering it to suit a little.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful My Mind’s Eye papers ( all scraps) and added some die cut flowers and swirls.I stamped the greeting in a Memento Ink that just happened to match the printer ink pretty well.A few gems to decorate and it’s all done!I think the uncoloured image looks quite effective and will use this technique again – especially when I need a card in a hurry!

Supplies :

Image :  Vintage Girl Wearing Cute Hat by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Friends Mini Clear Stamp Set
Medium : Potter’s Clay Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Bazzill Basics Cardstock,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Xcut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Swirl Die from Marianne Designs Circle Frame,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

 

Some challenges this is for :

Cheerful Stamp Pad :  Hats
C is for Challenge :  Sparkle
Kaboodle Doodles : Use Orange
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything  Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Maiden, Mother, Crone
Delicious Doodles : Gems and Bling
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey : Flowers
Crafter’s Cafe : Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies : Use at least 5 scraps of DP
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Two or more patterned papers
Bearly Mine Challenges ; Anything Goes
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Fall Colours
LEJ Designs : Lots of Layers
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Bare Faced Cheek ;)

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Just a reminder that the month long Fall/Autumn or Back to School challenge at Just Some Lines is still open.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I couldn’t resist this cheeky little fairy waiting with her ladybird friend 🙂 She’s called Baby Fairy – Resting with a Friend  by Just Some Lines and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The white spots on the mushroom have been defined using a white gel pen.I used pinkier tones for her skin and gave her cheeks a healthy,rosy glow 😉 I chose these pretty,glittery papers to go with her.The wooden embellishments have been tinted with the Copics to coordinate with the image.I love how the ink has crept along the grain,especially on the mushroom stalk.Some paper twine and a computer generated sentiment complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Baby Fairy – Resting with a Friend  by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Sentiment : Created by me!
Paper & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations So Mod 6 x 6 Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Ornate Frame,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Paper Twine from stash

Some Challenges this is for :

A Creative Romance : Dies or Punches
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Anything Goes
Crafts-Too Challenge You :  Texture Week 3 & Twist 2 Add Something Shiny or Glittery (Textured card,Distressing,Wooden Embellishments,Paper Twine,Glittery Papers)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : Use Kraft paper/card
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Sparkle (Glittery Papers)
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge :  Autumn
Cute Card Thursday  : Fairy Nice
MilkCoffee Challenge : Fabulous Fall Colors
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Penny’s Paper-Crafty  : Two or More Patterned Papers
The Perfect Sentiment : Fall
Sisterhood of Crafters  :  Use a Digi
Craft Room Challenge : Use Something Wooden
Crafty Sentiments : Fall/Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge : Goodbye Summer
Papertake Weekly : Make It Sparkle (Glittery Papers)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Things With Wings
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Autumn/Fall
Craft-Dee BowZ :  Anything Goes with Handmade Bow
Crafty Bloggers Network Things with Wings
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colors
My Craft Spot : Favorite Technique (Colouring with Copics)
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Digital Images or Digital Papers
A & T Emerald Faeries : Magical Creatures
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Layers
Designed To Color :  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Fairies and/or Butterflies
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Fall Colors
Hobbycutz   Autumnal
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Things with Wings
Di’s Digis Designs : Fabulous Fall Colours
Word Play Saturday : Seasons

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Falling for Autumn

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Autumn/Fall Colours.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy 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 couldn’t resist making 2 cards with the adorable  Molly Throughout the Year September and Barry Throughout the Year 9 by Stamp Fairy .They’ve both been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The papers on the Molly one are actually supposed to be Summer ones but they say Autumn more to me – especially when teamed with the orange and brown card stock 😉 The embellishment is made up of a wooden flower coloured with Copics,a gem added to the centre,then a few of the leftovers from the border die tucked under the edges.So on to Barry 🙂 I coloured him in a dotty fashion to create a little fuzziness and decided to display him on a shaped easel card (not made one in a while).I’ve inked around the edges to give more depth to the whole card.Some texture has been added with some paper raffia and die cut cork leaves.I’m always on the lookout for interesting stuff to bring dimension to my cards – and then never use it!!So I took the opportunity this time.I’ve used a button as the stopper and the sentiment is a freebie from Netty’s Cards.I love making cards in Autumn colours and luckily I get the chance as 3 of my 4 children have Autumn Birthdays!The top card is for my DD2 and the bottom one is for my DS2 🙂

Supplies :

Images : Molly Throughout the Year September and Barry Throughout the Year 9 by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Mediums : Copic Ciao And Sketch Markers,Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze,Making Memories,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,DCWV  The Adhesive Cork Stack 6 x6
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Clasic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish :  cArt-Us Fantasy Circles Tiny Wooden Shapes,Gem, ribbon,button and paper raffia from stash

Some challenges these are for :

 A Creative Romance : Dies or Punches
Card Makin’ Mamas : For The Kids
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz :  Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Fabulous Fall Colors
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use a Digi
Crafty Sentiments : Fall/Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge : Goodbye Summer
Just Inspirational Challenges : Die Cuts Or Punched Shapes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas  : Autumn/Fall
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colors
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Digital Images or Digital Papers
613 Avenue Create :  Anything Goes (Happy Fall Y’all)
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Autumn Colors
Great Impressions : Fall Colors
Hobbycutz  : Autumnal
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Autumn/Fall

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

‘Cherry’ Nice Fairy

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Do You Believe in Fairies?We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies and The Paper Shelter 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 totally sweet Cherry Fairy by A Day For Daisies and coloured her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,adding some gloss to the cherries.The pretty papers were a freebie from Papercraft Inspirations magazine.After adhering  them to the kraft base I hand stitched  along the seams and wrapped some lace around both the  top and bottom edges.The sentiment was stamped onto some self adhesive fabric paper.I love the translucency it gives allowing a glimpse of the papers beneath.I layered up a paper flower,a jute twine threaded chipboard button and a couple of pearl topped pins to create the embellishment in the corner.

Supplies :

Image : Cherry Fairy by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Friends Mini Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank , Dark Red Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,DCWV The Adhesive Fabric Stack 6 x 6 ,DP Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Piercing Tool
To Embellish : Prima Flower,Chipboard Button part of freebie along with the papers,Lace from The Works, Jute Twine and Pins from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes 
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Calendar :  August Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  : Use buttons or bows
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle
Pumpkin spice : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Texture
Delicious Doodles : Anything Floral
Jellypark Challenges : Things That Fly
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Colours of Summer
Stampin With The Dragon : Buttons N Bows
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday : Things with Wings
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Lace
Little Red Wagon : Polka Dots
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Digi Days – Use a digi image &/or papers (Image only)
Craft Room Challenge : Something New (Papers)
Crafty Sentiments : Make It Girly
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Just Because
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x