Hat’s my girl!

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This is the last week of the 3 or More Embellishments challenge at Just Some Lines.Oh my gosh!It’s December tomorrow!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!

I’ve coloured up the gorgeous Lissie’s Sun Hat by Just Some Lines with Graph’It Markers.The purple shades I own are perhaps a little more vibrant than the dusky plum paper I’d chosen so I’ve inked around all edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink to tie everything together more.The papers and card have been given the other type of distressing treatment too.A length of tulle has been wrapped around the horizontal panel and a bow tied to the side.I ran the chisel end of one of my markers along the outside to add some definition.The centre has been topped with a gem pin.I bought these by mistake thinking they were brads 😦 So to adapt them I chop off part of the pin at the back using wire cutters then place a foam pad behind for what’s left over to embed itself into and adhere it using Glossy Accents.I love a happy ending 😉 I dug out a couple of metal corners to create interest and to fill the space at the top of the card.They also complete the vintage feel.

Supplies :

Image :  Lissie’s Sun Hat by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Milled Lavender Distress Ink
Papers & Card :  DP My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Large Standard Circles,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Dovecraft Lillibet Paper Lace Doilies,Metal Corners & Tulle from stash,Gem Pins accidentally bought in The Works
 
Some challenges this is for : 
A Creative Romance :Vintage Style
Graph’It Colour Challenge :Vintage Polka Dots
Sweet Pea Stampers : Lots of Texture
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T : Use Metal/Add a Charm
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times : Girly but no Pink
Crafter’s Cafe :  Anything Goes
Creative Moments : Vintage/Anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Distressing
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Frame a Female 
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Make It Fancy
LEJ Designs : Buttons Bows or Beads
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts :  Shabby Chic/Vintage
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with Handmade Bow
 Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Don’t Lose Your Head!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Thanksgiving/Give Thanks!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.

I decided to watercolour this quaint Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage in just brown tones to give a more vintage feel.But for some reason when it came to painting the turkey some of the printer ink bled a little and seeped a couple of different colours into the mix.Ah well,I don’t mind.I think it adds quite a nice effect to the bird 🙂 Once dry I applied Distress Ink around the edges to add a little more olde worlde charm.I carried this through to the delightful backing papers.I wrapped a length of some cotton twill tape that originally bound together a pack of tea towels around the panel then overlayed with some baker’s twine.I die cut a pair of buttons and a couple of swirls (trimmed down) out of cork sheet.I think this creates an interesting texture along with extra whimsy.I’m not sure about the boy’s true intentions of feeding the turkey 😉 But they do look as if they have a good bond.Maybe he’s saved him from a fate worse than the dinner table!And so out of this and my odd sense of humour the sentiment was borne!!

Supplies :

Image :  Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Sentiment : From the depths of my mind and created in Microsoft Word 2010
Mediums : Boldmere Watercolour Paint Tin,Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Paper & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp,Swirls from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame & Circle Frame,Buttons from Marianne Designs Tag and Buttons,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : DCWV  Adhesive Cork Stack 6x 6,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Re-purposed Cotton Twill Tape from my junk stash

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Come and Get It Challenges : Anything Goes with a Twist (Use a digital stamp) 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Vintage Style
2 Sisters : Thank You
Catch The Bug : Photo Inspiration  clip_image001
Di’s Digis Designs : Thanks/Thanksgiving/Harvest
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : So Grateful
Digi Haven : We Give Thanks
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Thanksgiving/Give Thanks
Jo’s Scrap Shack : Thankful
Pattie’s Creations : Give Thanks or Thank You
QKR Stampede : Give Thanks / Thanksgiving
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Autumn Colours
Sweet Pea Stampers : Lots of Texture
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any Sentiment
It’s All About the Vintage : Animals
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Sassy Studio Designs : Count Your Blessings
Shelly’s Images : Give Thanks
Creative Belli : Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Pin-k!

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This is the last week of the 3 or More Embellishments challenge at Just Some Lines.Eeek!And a reminder that Christmas is creeping ever closer!”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 thought I’d have another go at using my Graph’It Markers to colour the sweet Em – Thank You String by Just Some Lines.Think I need some more skin tones tho’ 😉 A few white gel pen highlights have been added too.I chose some pretty First Edition papers to accompany her along with this lovely cardstock.I made a curved panel with a Spellbinders die and layered some die cut scalloped ovals on top before fussy cutting this gorgeous gal and adding her to the mix.The ribbon is some that was wrapped around a towel bale and I,being the ‘it-might-come-in-handy-one-day’ hoarder that I am,found it to be a perfect match to the pink card 🙂 It always seems no matter how much ribbon I buy it’s the little bits and pieces I collect that do the trick every time!I dug out some paper twine and tied a flower charm to that.To compliment the colours on Em,and to complete the card,I tucked a couple of pins under the bottom of the vertical piece.

Supplies :

Image : Em – Thank You String by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon,Paper Twine,Charm and Pins from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Thank You
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Anything Goes 
Crazy 4 Challenges : Thankful
Di’s Digis Designs : Thanks/Thanksgiving/Harvest
Hiding in my Craft Room : Thanksgiving
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : So Grateful
Creative Corner : Heavy Metal
Digi Haven : We Give Thanks
Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Dark Skintones/Anything Goes (haven’t got enough skin colours to try the dark skintones part of the challenge)
Jo’s Scrap Shack : Thankful
Pattie’s Creations : Give Thanks or Thank You
QKR Stampede : Give Thanks / Thanksgiving
Savvy Handmade Cards : Give Thanks
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Add a Bow
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
Inspired by Stamping : Create a card or project and use ribbon or crochet trim
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Shelly’s Images : Give Thanks
By LORi Designs : Use Paper
Crafter’s Cafe : Heavy Metal
Creative Belli : Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Giving Thanks
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Thank You
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Sew Endeer-ing :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Buttons Galore!We have the fabulous QKR Stampede 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.

How cute is this little Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede?!He’s been printed directly onto the kraft card blank and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers,trying to retain the tartan detail.Just love how the colours turn out on these card bases 🙂 I’ve added some real buttons,threaded with jute twine,to his eyes and trousers.I had hoped to find a tiny pom pom for his nose amongst the kids crafting supplies but the only ones there were far too big.Never mind.A couple of scrap strips have been trimmed with decorative edged scissors to create a kind of ric rac look.In the top corner I’ve used some Epiphany epoxy button stickers stuck onto more scrap papers.I found these half price in my local craft warehouse and figured that rather than buy the special punch to go with them it would be easy enough to trim around them once adhered to paper.I then used a pokey tool to pierce the holes ready for threading 😀 Worked a treat…Yay!A leftover holly die cut is just peeking out from beneath them.Finally I stamped a sentiment,a freebie from one of last year’s Christmas magazines,in the top right corner.Chosen because he makes me smile 🙂

Supplies :

Image :Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green from stash
Tools : Fiskars Paper Edger Scissors Pinking Wide (unfortunately these seem difficult to source in the UK),Holly from Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Buttons from Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons (eyes) & Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig (trousers),Jute Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self Adhesive Buttons in two sizes

 

Some challenges this is for :

C is for Challenge : Winter is Coming
Crafty Bloggers Network : Christmas
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Digi Stamp
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Clean and Simple
Great Impressions : Holiday Card or Tag
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas
Little Claire’s  : Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges : Christmas Time
Designed To Color : Christmas/Winter
Die Cut Divas : Holidays & Celebrations
Flat Friends Challenge : Christmas
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Let it Snow/Christmas
Lia Stampz Challenge : Use Your Scraps 
Delicious Doodles : CAS
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas
Creative Moments:  CAS/Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 

Hex-tra Joyful!

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Just a reminder that the month long 3 or More Embellishments 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’ve used the cheerful Em Joy by Just Some Lines on my card.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and her shoes have been glammed up with a Red Copic Atyou Spica pen,along with the heart on her dress.It’s always so difficult to capture the sparkle on camera 😦 Does anyone know the secret?

Here’s an attempt in a close up :

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Not brilliant but…it’s kinda there 😛

Please click on the pics for a better quality view.Not sure why but the ones in the post always look a little blurry.

I decided to make this sort of patchwork background using a die set that  I just had to buy way back in the Summer but have only used here for the first time!!These pretty papers were a freebie from a mag.I thought I’d add some interest to the sentiment by embossing it and then trimming it,and the red card it’s layered on to,down to fit the corner.It’s popped up on foam tape too.I’ve used Raffia Lace ribbon,Natural Ric Rac,a Tiny Wooden Shape which I’ve topped with a gem and another gem,in the shape of a flower,has been added to the sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Em Joy by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Part of a magazine freebie set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Red Copic Atyou Spica pen,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Craft Concepts Hexagon Illusion Universal Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : cArt-Us Tiny Wooden Shapes Fantasy Circles,Paper Cellar Raffia Lace Ribbon,Natural Ric Rac and Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Catz : Anything But a Square
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Feminine
Crafter’s Cafe : Embellish Like a Crazy Person
Crafty Creations : Dies/Punches
Lady Anne’s Challenges : More Than One Layer
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Sentiment
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Embossing
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Sparkle
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : It’s a Bling Thing

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

A bit of Zentang-owl!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Add Some Doodling.We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

So,I thought I would challenge myself!!I’ve done faux stitching,wobbly frames,frames using a ruler in the past…now to try something different!!And I couldn’t have found a more perfect image than this delightful Quirky Owl by Doodle Pantry .There are lots of other Quirky animals if owls ain’t your thing 🙂 Must admit it was a little strange armed with only a fine liner rather than an array of colours not say a bit daunting…but I found a useful site here.I was still feeling nervy as I began but as I went along I learned to let go and enjoy it!Of course I had the added pressure of this being a DT card and the fact that time was of the essence.Why don’t I ever take the easy route?!Not sure I got it all right and there are probably loads of mistakes that a seasoned Zentangler could spot but I’m quite pleased with the overall effect 🙂 I just had to use the pretty papers that came with the image to create a banner backdrop for him to perch amongst along with one of the sentiments also in the set.Following on from the theme I,naturally,drew in some faux stitching around the edges of the base card and banners 😀

Supplies :

Image : Quirky Owl by Doodle Pantry 
Medium : Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Sentiment : From Quirky Owl 
Papers & Card : DP included with Quirky Owl,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blanks
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Decoupage Scissors,Circle Plier Punch
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine
 

 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes 
That Craft Place : Sentiment
The Squirrel & the Fox : Animal Antics
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use Twine or String
Pattie’s Creations : Birthdays
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Animal Magic
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Holidays & Celebrations
Artistic Inspirations : Use a Sentiment/ Anything Goes
Card Mania Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme : Animals (Theme only)
Ooh La La Creations : Stitching Real or Faux
Cards Galore Encore : Animals

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Birthday Banners

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This month’s challenge at Just Some Lines is 3 or More Embellishments.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!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Em – Thank you sign by Just Some Lines.You get two versions – 0ne with Thank You in the sign and the other is left blank for your own message.I chose the plain one and stamped a Birthday greeting.I’ve coloured her in with Polychromos pencils and paper pieced her dress from a  leftover piece of the background paper,to coordinate her perfectly.The beautiful papers are Teresa Collins Fabrications and I’ve created some bunting with some coordinating chipboard pennants that came with a freebie 6 x 6 version of the papers. I just had to ‘hang’ it using some Jute Twine – love this stuff 🙂 A die cut border and a flower with a brad added to the centre finish everything off nicely.

Supplies :

Image : Em – Thank you sign by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a magazine freebie set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors 
To Embellish : Teresa Collins Fabrications Chipboard Shapes magazine freebie,Prima Flowers Bitty Bag,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : T for Twine
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use Twine or String
Pattie’s Creations : Birthdays
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Autumn/Fall Colors
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Fall Colours
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday : Anything Birthday
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Autumn Colors
Crafty Creations : Autumn Colors
Digistamps 4 Joy : 3 DP and 3 Layers
Divas by Design : Use a Digi
Inky Impressions : Dies and Punches
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Whimsy Inspiration: Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Card Mania :  Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Lots of Layers
Incy Wincy Designs : Ribbon, Twine or Fibres
Lexi’s Creations : Birthday Celebrations
The Crazy Challenge : B is for… (Birthday,bunting/banner,brad,border)
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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