This little She Devil gets my votive ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Halloween.We have the fabulous Just Some Lines 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 got the idea to make this here,just changing it up a little to suit my crafting supplies and my own ideas 🙂 This sweet Halloween She Devil is by Just Some Lines and has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.From the back of my cupboard I dug out this jar that somehow seemed to have lost it’s lid!Knew it would come in handy one day 🙂 I discovered this paper in my local craft warehouse and then inspiration struck!So using my Japanese screw punch,using a variety of  tips, made holes in the eyeballs and circles on the paper.Next I added the punched strip at the bottom and the thinner piece around the top edge of the paper is actually  the leftover from that.The web ribbon around the top was trimmed to fit.Being white originally I took a Black Copic Ciao and using the chisel end transformed it into a more creepy looking dark web.I could only find my finer craft wire so the handle is more decorative than functional.It’s just one length wrapped around and twisted in place.The beads,saved from an unwanted brooch,came in handy to cover the ends of the wire.As you can see I’ve done a fair bit of recycling,upcycling,being cheap….LOL….whatever you want to call it!!Sometimes it’s just nice to take a load of junk you have hanging around, get creative with it without having to dash to the shops and buy anything special….but of course it’s nice to do that too 😉

Here she is all lit up :

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Considering I had no idea how this was going to turn out I’m pretty pleased with the effect.You’ll have to ‘scuse the photo a bit,my camera automatically went into nighttime mode.

Mind you I wouldn’t want to put it outside today as in the UK there have been severe storm warnings issued.It’s been a pretty wild,wet and windy night/morning here but I think we have got off fairly light compared to some parts of the country.Others,sadly have not been so fortunate 😦

Supplies :

Image : Halloween She Devil by  Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Paper & Card : DP Best Creation Inc.,Black Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Japanese Screw Punch,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Web Ribbon,Craft Wire,Beads from an unwanted brooch
 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes w/optional Twist
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Creative Inspirations Paint  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle : Add some Black
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : BOO
Robyn`s Fetish : Halloween
That Craft Place : Halloween
The Corrosive Challenges : Tic Tac Toe ( Dies or Punches,Image,Metal or Charms)
2 Sisters : Cute and Spooky
Crafty Calendar : Halloween
Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween
Totally Gorjuss : Spooky
 A Creative Romance : Add Metal (Craft Wire)
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Spooky
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Happy Halloween
 Crafty Hands Challenge Blog :  Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Something Spooky
Stampin With The Dragon :  Halloween
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Voo-doo you think lives here?

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This is the last week of the Happy Boo To You 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!

So,I made a cute little house for this little fella to reside in 🙂 He’s called Voodoo Doll by Just Some Lines and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I coated his button eyes and the watch face with 3D Crystal Lacquer.After researching on the ‘net I found that they aren’t always used for bad things as they lead us to believe in films and on the telly.Some other info showed that they can come in different colours or the pins can be coloured too to mean a variety of things.I went with coloured pins.His home is actually a template for a sweet Gingerbread house that I found in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine so adapted it to accommodate some Halloween  sweets.The sides have been embossed with a folder and the roof has been scored for a tiled effect.I also trimmed the edges with deckle decorative edge scissors.An inverted scallop die has been used to frame the aperture and some punched fencing has been used to surround his property.

Supplies :

Image : Voodoo Doll by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Cardstock : Black,Grey and Green American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,Cardstock to construct house from stash
Tools : Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Inverted Scalloped Circles,Big Shot,Deckle Decorative Edge Scissors,Martha Stewart Fence Edger Punch,X-Cut Guillotine

 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes w/Optional Twist
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle : Add some Black
One Stitch At A Time : BOO
Robyn`s Fetish: Halloween
2 Sisters : Cute and Spooky
A Gem of a Challenge :More than one Fold
Crafty Calendar : Halloween
Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween
Totally Gorjuss : Spooky

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Think pink and be rosy

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Think Pink.We have the fabulous Dilly Beans 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 use the gorgeous Elly Framed by Dilly Beans and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I managed to scrape together the last of my usable pink papers and card to layer a background for her.Phew!I’ve  added some pretty Shimmer Dome Stickers – love their sparkle 🙂 Along with some recycled ribbon and a leftover piece of Raffia Lace.The rolled roses were made from spiral cutting a 1″ punched circle and I’ve placed a couple of die cut leaves in pink,of course 😉 The sentiment has been stamped onto a tab I’ve created from a trimmed down die cut.So one very pink creation!

Supplies :

Image : Elly Framed by Dilly Beans 
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet BlackArchival Ink
Papers & Card : DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Decoupage scissors,Quilling Tool
To Embellish : Papermania Pink Shimmer Dome Stickers,Ribbon recycled from towel bale wrapping,Pink Raffia Lace leftover from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes 
That Craft Place : Think Pink
The Squirrel & the Fox : Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Anything Goes 
Hiding in my Craft Room : Color It
Inkspirational : Anything Goes
The Hobby House : Roses
 A Creative Romance : Pink
Alphabet Challenge : R for Roses
4 Crafty Chicks : Layers
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Flowers
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Frame It
Crafty Creations : Sparkle and Shine
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Use Lace
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Look what I “spider” doing!

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Just a reminder that the month long Happy Boo to You! 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!

For my card I’ve used The Eater by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,adding some silver gel pen to her zipped mouth.I decided to display her on a Modified Tri-Shutter Card and I found the instructions here,I did cut the pieces out with a paper trimmer rather trust my dodgy knife skills!.The papers are some freebies from Bearly Mine Designs and all edges have been inked with Distress Ink.I chose these arch shaped dies as not only did they fit her perfectly I thought they added to the mood of the card.More gel pen was doodle to create a frame around her and to tie in with zip.I cut a couple of pieces of Web Ribbon – pretty apt,eh? – and placed then in opposite diagonal corners.The larger piece has a spider that I salvaged from an old pair of my DD1’s shoes!!I knew it would come in handy one day… 🙂 I added a question mark to the printed sentiment,by Bird’s Cards,as in my book munching on a spider would definitely be a trick but I’m sure for this creepy gal it would most certainly be a treat!!

Supplies :

Image : The Eater by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot Distress Ink,Papermania Silver Gel Pen
Card & Paper : DP Freebies from Bearly Mine Designs,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars 30cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer, Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Web Ribbon from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Spider recycled from DD1’s shoes
 
Some challenges for :
 
A Gem of a Challenge : Spooky
Crafty Calendar :  Halloween
2 Sisters : Halloween Colors
Di’s Digis Designs : Colors of Halloween
Card Makin’ Mamas : Trick or Treat
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Spooky
Digi Haven : Halloween
Digitally Sweet : Halloween/Scary
QKR Stampede : Halloween Fun
Simply Create Too : Halloween
Paper Crafting Journey :  Use Halloween Colors
Crafty Sentiments : Halloween
Crafty Boots : Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs : Halloween
Lexi’s Creations :  Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Hoping Christmas will Drag-on :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Heavy Metal.We have the fabulous Stamping Dragon 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 sweet Penny’s Pudding by Stamping Dragon and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I then cut her out and added her to the holly embossed piece of kraft card,which has the bottom corners rounded,using foam tape for dimension.I then adhered this to a card blank which I also rounded the bottom corners of.I laid a couple of strips of washi tape across the top.I die cut some holly leaves and topped this with a button threaded with baker’s twine.The sentiment has been stamped in red ink then clear heat embossed.This way you don’t have to worry about stray flecks too much 🙂  A 1″ punch fits this greeting well,so no fiddling about to cut it out.I did ink the edges with the same ink pad to give a better finish as this card has a white core.

Supplies :

Image : Penny’s Pudding by Stamping Dragon
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Poppy Red Versacolor Ink Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Cuttlebug Holly with Berries Embossing Folder,Holly from Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Button from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Dovecraft Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

Polkadoodles : Christmas Is Coming
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend :  Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Moving Along with the Times : Christmas Cuties
Digistamps 4 Joy : Embossing
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Christmas/Winter Holiday
Christmas Cards All Year Round : Getting Ready for Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas Is Round The Corner

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Coffin’ Candy

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

I’ve used Happy Boo by Just Some Lines,who just happens to be this month’s challenge freebie, and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.After fussy cutting him I mounted him onto some purple card and cut him out again leaving just a fine border for definition.I made a coffin box without the lid so that it could used openly,more like a tray.I found the template here.The box itself is made from a piece of wood grain paper (altho’ it’s more like thin cardstock) and I lined it with some purple patterned paper.The edges have been inked.To cover up my dodgy cutting out?Surely not 😉 I have to confess I haven’t bought my Halloween sweets yet so I grabbed some scrummy Peppermint Aero Bubbles out of the cupboard.I thought with those colours they’d do the job 🙂 The reason I didn’t add the whole bag is so you could see the beautiful paper and not ‘cos I’d scoffed them – honest 😛

Supplies :

Image : Happy Boo by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot Distress Ink
Paper & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad (wood grain pattern),Paper Adventures Mod Purple Damask,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : Decoupage Scissors,Fiskars 8″ Non-Stick Scissors

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes 
Crafting for all Seasons : Too cute to spook
Decorate to Celebrate : Halloween Party Goodies
House That Stamps Built :  Halloween
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  :  Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks : Halloween
Always Something Creative : Fall & Halloween
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Something Spooky
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Halloween or Colours
Crafty Sentiments : Halloween
C is for Challenge : Halloween
Crafty Boots : Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs : Halloween
 
Thanks looking 
Lisa x
 

Happiness is a warm puppy :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Heavy Metal.We have the fabulous Kenny K 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.

As soon as I saw this loveable,comical Happy Dog by Kenny K I just had to use him on my card XD Maybe it’s because he reminds me so much of my girl :

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Such a happy dog 😀 She even smiles when she greets you,no,really!She is the sweetest,funniest girl 

Back to the card….

I wanted to give the image a feeling of being ripped from a notebook so I printed it onto this ledger style patterned paper.He’s been coloured with soft pastel pencils to allow the pattern to show through and on his dog tag I used a silver gel pen.A spot of white gel pen picks up the shine on his nose.I did apply 3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes and nose but I’ve failed to pick it up with the camera 😦 Of course I had to choose some tree paper to go with him 😉 Our girl doesn’t have that kind of interest,naturally,but she does make us laugh when she tries to climb up them looking for squirrels 😀 LOL (you can just see one at the right hand  top of the paper along with a little wolf type character who looks remarkably like our dog sneaking up on him – it’s OK I’m sure she will never catch one – she’s so clumsy she’d trip up before she got near!) I ran a piece of woodgrain paper through an embossing folder to create more texture.All the papers have been Distress Inked around the edges.The bottom of each piece have been torn too.Everything has been mounted onto a card blank I made from some printed kraft card.As I have way too much craft stuff so I added loadsa metal items  😉 – see details below. Along with a little paper raffia and jute twine.I stamped the sentiment unevenly on purpose,honestly,then gave the paper the same treatment to tie in with the strip on the card.

Supplies :

Image : Happy Dog by Kenny K  
Sentiment : Her Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Mediums :  Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Silver Gel Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Rusty Hinge Distress Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Mini Stapler (bargain from The Works)
To Embellish : Mini Staples (came with Mini Stapler),Binder clip (came in a Christmas cracker),Jumbo Paperclip from The Works,Metal Label Frames from The Works,Brads from Dovecraft Christmas Embellishment Kit,Paper Raffia and Jute Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Robyn`s Fetish: Use A Digi
A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Hear it for the Boys (for my son’s birthday)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations :  All Creatures Great and Small
Challenges and Candies : The Colors of Autumn
QKR Stampede : Fall Colors
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Bring Humor To Your Creations
C.R.A.F.T.  : Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Distress
Moving Along with the Times : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : For the Boys (for my son’s birthday)
Shelly’s Images : Fall Photo Inspiration
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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