Wishing you Joy(fold) this Christmas

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is More Than One Fold.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps,Eureka Stamps and Bunny Zoe’s Crafts 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’ve decided to revamp an old favourite,a twist on a Joy Fold Card,to go with this beautiful Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps.As soon as I saw it I knew I didn’t want to just colour it.I wanted to add some dimension too.Once coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers I then cut and coloured a layer consisting of the bow loops including the little bird,which I chose to turn into a Robin.Next I added the knot as in the original image it appears that the bird is nestled in just behind.The berries are Liquid Pearls.To create the card base I cut away roughly half of the front using a Grand Nestabilities Die and made a smaller card with a matching Nestabilities Die.Normally I would’ve plonked (technical term!) the smaller folded piece in the middle but I had the idea of securing the flap into place a button so being butted up to the far right edge seemed the better option.

Here is a pic to show how it works opened up :

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All edges of card and paper have been Distress inked and the sentiment stamped.Sadly the lovely lady who made it is no longer trading 😦 To complete the look some ribbon,a button,jute twine and a couple of sprigs cut from my new Cheery Lynn Die.Have to admit this is the first one I’ve bought (yeah,I know) but will definitely be tempted to buy some more 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps
Sentiment : Discontinued
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Coffee Archival Ink,Ruby Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blanks,Green from stash
Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities, Labels 1 Nestabilities,Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Cut n Dry Foam
To Embellish : Red Ribbon,Button,Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
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
Stampavie and More : Die Cut Embellishments (Pine Branches)
Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Holidays & Celebrations
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Seasons (Winter)
Card Mania :  Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Lots of Layers
Get Inky! : 3D Holiday
Incy Wincy Designs : Ribbon, Twine or Fibres
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes  
Christmas Card Challenges : Dimension (Decoupaged image)
Great Impressions : Holiday Card
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge  Christmas is Coming
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Everything’s coming up (cabbage) roses

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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 Cabbage Rose Fairy by Just Some Lines .I’ve coloured her with my first attempt using my new Graph’It Markers.I also purchased some brush nibs for her hair.I quite enjoyed using these pens but think I need a little more practice.I like the bullet nibs as they are fine and fairly firm but the real bonus is you can remove the chisel end and add a brush nib if you want that extra bit of detail.It’s quite magical too watching the ink seep into them…LOL.There are some other fun accessories that go with them too – but I’ve yet to play further…They are great pens but I don’t think I would buy too many more as I already own a full set of Ciao’s and ProMarkers.If someone was thinking about starting using alcohol markers or only had a small collection of other makes I could recommend them.I know you can mix different brands but I prefer to stick to the same,whichever I choose to colour an image with…maybe I’m just strange?!  😉 …Back to the card…I picked some pretty papers to go with this gal and remembered I had just bought a new embossing folder that would suit her perfectly. Her wings have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for a more subtle shimmer.I dug out some ribbon and self adhesive pearls from my stash to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Cabbage Rose Fairy by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Frosted Lace Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Marianne Design Designer Doily,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon & Self Adhesive Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty : Sparkle & Shine
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Brown Sugar : Things with Wings
Creative Corner : Can’t Touch This (add texture)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday : Sparkles
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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