It Bee all yellow!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Spots & Stripes.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps  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’ve taken the most adorable Bugaboo Brats Bugs – Girl Bee by Bugaboo Stamps and coloured her up with Graph’It Markers.The flower and bobbly bits on the end of her antennae (yeah,technical I know!) have had added sparkle from a Gold Glitter Shake Marker.After shading her wings,pulling the colour out for a softer look with the Graph’It Blender Pen,I coated them in Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

Here’s a closer look :

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The rest of the card has been kept fairly simple with hexagonal die cuts of spotty & stripey papers.I placed a greeting on top of one.This actually comes from Bees – Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps but I thought it would work well here too 🙂 I’ve added some tiny black gems to her eyes,also to the ‘i’ and exclamation mark.I can’t take credit for the idea tho’.This is just the type of detail that the inspirational and super talented Bonnie,with whom I have the pleasure of working alongside at Craft Your Passion,adds – and I usually forget!LOL XD….To complete the card I’ve stretched a length of ribbon across the bottom threaded on a chipboard button.Have to admit yellow isn’t a colour I usually go for but it suits this gal perfectly 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Bugaboo Brats Bugs – Girl Bee by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment :  Bees – Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Gold Glitter Shake Marker,Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint
Papers : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights 8 x 8 Paper Pack
Tools : X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights Chipboard Buttons and Ribbons,Black Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiment Designs :  Recipe:- 1 image, 2 papers, 3 different embellishments
Creative Card Crew : Recipe:- 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 gems/pearls 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
My Craft Spot : Polka Dots
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts : The 3 B’s: Birds, Bugs & Butterflies
The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Use embellishments
Crafty Calendar :  Lets Celebrate
Di’s Digis Designs : Spots & Dots
Delicious Doodles : Must Use a Ribbon
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge : Polka Dots
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes 
Pattie’s Creations : For The Little Girls
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Happy Birthday
A Little Bit Crafty : Celebrate
A & T Emerald Faeries : Things with Wings
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts Online : Birthday for a Female
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : What a fuss…fussy cutting
Digistamps 4 Joy : Ribbon
Inky Impressions : Ribbon
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Orange you hippo to see me?

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So it’s the last week of the month long Favourite Colour Combo challenge atJust Some Lines.Where does the time go!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 coloured up the delightful Happy Hippo 2 by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers keeping to an ORANGE &  AQUA colour scheme.Of course I just had to use this beautiful Teresa Collins Fabrications paper 🙂 I’ve decorated it up with some diecut pieces but still allowed the paper to shine through.For the sentiment I didn’t have quite the right shade of ink but found this second generation stamping quite well.Some teeny tiny gems have been added to the flowers centres for a little sparkle 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Happy Hippo 2 by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Dovecraft In Bloom wooden backed stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Bahama Blue & Tangelo Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
Papers & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Joy!Crafts Floral & Celtic Circles Cut & Emboss Dies,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series
 

Some challenges this is for :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes / Animals
Pile It On : Animals
My Sheri Crafts : Use a Digi
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge : Animals
Sweet Pea Stampers : Flower Power
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Bright Flowers
Cute Card Thursday : So Sweet
Crafter’s Cafe : Funny or Whimsical
Paper Shelter Challenge : Digi image + Sentiment

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Putting a spin on it

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*After having probs with my browser I’m so late putting this up 😦 Sorry Girls.*

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Face the Music.We have the fabulous Kenny K Downloads 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’ve used the cute Anime DJ Digi Stamp by  Kenny K Downloads and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers.The star on her sleeve has been coloured with a silver gel pen and just had to give her wide eyes a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer 🙂 The paper was a freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.I managed to find some coordinating cardstock in one of my collections,along with the black 🙂 The musical note piece is some  Whitewash Core’dinations card embossed and sanded.All edges have been distressed.A length of faux suede strip has been tied around the middle and some black gems have been added to the bottom corner.I was going to add a you rock type sentiment stamp but then decided to add one that says ‘Just a note’ – geddit?LOL

Supplies :

Image :  Anime DJ Digi Stamp by  Kenny K Downloads
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday  Button Sentiments
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Star Corner Punch make unknown,Whimsy Button Die,Nestabilities Inverted Scallops Small,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget
To Embellish : Faux Suede Strip & Black Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge :  Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Tic Tac Toe (Digi,Sentiment,Embossing)
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Girly
Crafting for all Seasons : Girly
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge :Digi image + Sentiment
Kenny K Krafty Krew: Anything Goes Twist: Use Black
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : One for the Girlies
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

I love Red,White & Blue

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We’re into the 3rd week of the month long Favourite Colour Combo challenge at Just Some Lines.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 thought I’d go for Red,White Blue this week.Not just for patriotic cards – I love the crispness of it 🙂 I’ve coloured the main part of the adorable Girl Holding a heart shape balloon by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers.For her balloon I’ve paper pieced it using a beautiful gem effect design from the First Edition Neroli paper pad.I think it gives the effect of a foil balloon 🙂 This pad really caught my eye at my local craft warehouse and it had the added bonus of having a whopping 30% off 😀 I also found these cute ‘n’ quirky alphabet stamps for £1.99 so I just had to use them alongside this gal.I’ve added a length of ribbon,a layered up Prima flower with a pearl center and a couple of pearly heart topped pins to tie it all in.

Supplies :

Image : Girl Holding a heart shape balloon by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic  Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Red card American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Blue card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Go Kreate Heart Frame #1 Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Prima Flowers,Self Adhesive Pearl from Trimcraft The London Line,Heart Topped Pins and Navy Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude :  Anything Goes/Ribbons & Pearls
Jo’s Scrap Shack : It’s a Love Thing
Polkadoodles :  Anything Goes/ Girl Talk
Simply Create Too :  Valentine’s Day or Use Hearts
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : Flower Power
Totally Papercrafts : Paper Piecing
Moving Along with the Times : Girly Cards
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry : Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf-challenge : Hearts
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : One for the Girlies
Really Reasonable Ribbon Valentine’s Day / Love and Ribbon
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Show us your New Stash (papers & stamps)
The Crafting Cafe : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Ribbon
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Embellishments
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use a new product (papers & stamps)
Whimsy Inspiration : Something new 
Crafty Sentiment Designs :  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges :  New 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Out With The Old & In With The New (use something old & something new)
Inky Chicks :  Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges :  Children

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Fancy that!

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*My internet connection has been shockingly bad this week and so this post is going up late.Apologies to my Teamies.*

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Fancy Edges/Borders.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet 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 the beautiful Ruffles by Stitchy Bear Stamps along with Painted Garden Pack 1 by Panda Bear Designs,both available from  Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet.I’ve coloured her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and teamed the papers with kraft.I created a fancy square mat and lacy border using one of my fave PATP sets 🙂 A few punched butterflies with gem bodies have been scattered across the card.The hand cut banner sentiment was tucked in just behind this girl’s skirt.

Supplies :

Image : Ruffles by Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Clear Stamps Woodland Deer
Mediums : Copic Ciao &  Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Papermania 12 x 12 Basics Kraft Card,Painted Garden Pack 1 by Panda Bear Designs
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace,Decoupage Scissors,Unbranded Butterfly Punch
To Embellish : Gems from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Anything Goes/ Girly, Girly, Girly
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies Kraft
Delightful Challenges : Patterned Paper

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Krafty Love!

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*This has been posted late.I’ve had terrible internet connection probs.Sorry to Jenn and my Teamies.*

We’re into a new month,as well as a New Year,at Just Some Lines so that also means a new challenge!This month we are looking for your Favourite Colour Combo 🙂 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 gone for a red,white & kraft combo using the beautiful Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines,coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Love ♥ this combo – not just for Christmas!Teamed her with some magazine freebie papers layered onto white.The kraft matt for the image,which has a punched edge,and tag have been cut from another card blank to match the base perfectly.I wanted to punch some hearts into the image piece but found that all the shapes would have come out the wrong way round because of the way you had to insert the card 😦 After digging around I rediscovered a box of corner punches I purchased from a catalogue some years ago and I think this one works wonderfully!Simply added a glittery red button threaded with some jute twine -just adore this stuff 😀 – to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Raspberry Road Freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Heart Corner Rounder Punch unknown brand
To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Jute Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
 Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes/Pearls or Buttons
Crafty Boots :  Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge : Red + Kraft
Victorine Originals : 3 Layers
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x