What’s Black,White,Red & Krafty all over?!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Black,White,Red & Kraft.We have the fabulous QKR Stampede 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.

The answer to my riddle,of course,is my card!I’ve printed this delightful Zebra by QKR Stampede onto kraft card and coloured him with Polychromos pencils.No fancy  skills here just wanted to make his non-black stripes white 🙂 A little blue pencil has been blended out around him to create a sky effect and the grass beneath picked out with brown.I’ve wanted to make one of these Polaroid style frames for a while.It totally takes me back to when I got one of these cameras for my tenth birthday 😀 Wanting it to be as close to the real thing as possible I rather sadly looked up the measurements then used a Nestie as close to the actual photo size as I could get.So simple and it worked!I decided to stamp the greeting directly onto it.I’ve taken a pennant die and used it as a button topped tab,curled around the frame.The card base has been cut from some printed kraft card.A small border,edged with one of my most favourite punches,wrapped  with ribbon has been added to this before the frame was mounted using foam tape for dimension.Job done 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Zebra by QKR Stampede 
Sentiment : From  past freebie stamp set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Faber Castell  Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Lady Bug Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics, Red American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,White cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares, Joy!Crafts Labels & Tags Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Kars Blending Stump
To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Ribbon,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

The Squirrel & the Fox : Something Spooled
A Gem of a Challenge : Spots and Stripes
Animal Friends Challenge : Dots
Really Reasonable Ribbon  : One for the Boys with ribbon or trim
Scribbles Designs Challenge : Frame It
A Creative Need : Wild Thing
Pattie’s Creations : Spot OR Dots
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut 
4 Krafty Girlz  :  Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Use Kraft Paper
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Happy Birthday
Crafty Creations : Keep It Simple
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

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Bearly a butterfly

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So it’s the last week of the month long Love & Hearts challenge at Just Some Lines.Well,that’s another month over!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 taken this sweet Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines and coloured her with soft pastel pencils,blended out for a softer appearance.I remembered I had this heart paper buried in my stash and just had to dig it out to use with her 🙂 I drew on some faux stitching around the edges.I punched a border down one side of the vertical strip and used some dies to cut out the bear and stamped sentiment.A couple of adhesive gems cover the holes,where you would normally place a brad,on the sentiment piece to give a prettier look.The flower has been stamped onto more of the patterned paper and cut out.A heart shaped button has been adhered to the centre to cover the round one that’s on the image and a couple of wooden leaves have been placed either side as a finishing touch.This was a last minute decision but I like it 🙂

Supplies :

Images : Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines,Flower stamp freebie from past issue of Craft Stamper magazine
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Clear Stamps Woodland Rabbits
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink, Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Self Adhesive Gems from Trimcraft The London Line,Heart Shaped Button and Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar : Love Is All Around
Di’s Digis Designs : BINGO (Digi,Gems,Stitching – real or faux)
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Love Is All Around
Card Makin’ Mamas : Stack It Up (3 or more layers)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut
4 Crafty Chicks : Things with Wings
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Dies or Punches
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown  : Anything With Wings
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Use a Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Pearly & girly

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Girly Girl.We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments 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 coloured up the gorgeous Harriet – In the Background by Crafty Sentiments with Copic Ciao Markers,including the Blender to make a hazy sky.I chose some pretty pink pearly card to go with her.This colour is also found in the background papers and as the floral one is particularly bright I thought it would make a nice contrast.Went to town a bit (well for me!) adding lots of punched and die cut elements as well as lots of embellishments. These include a piece of cheesecloth,a doily (cut in half then doubled up as the paper glared thru’),lots of different sized pearls and a couple of pearly buttons threaded with baker’s twine.I had planned to use and made up a pearl topped pin with a bow tied round it but by the time I’d put everything else in place there wasn’t really a suitable space left for it.Ah,well never mind at least I have something ready for another creation 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Harriet – In the Background by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : From Holly Hobbie past freebie stamp set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Pink card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,EK Success Daisy Chain Edger Punch,Nestabilities Scalloped         Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set (shaped with a large ball tool),Butterfly Die freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Big Shot
To Embellish : Self Adhesive Pearls from Trimcraft The London Line,Pink Papermania buttons,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Trimcraft Lillibet Paper Lace Doilies,Cheesecloth from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Flowers
Digi Makeover Challenge : Add dimension
Kaboodle Doodles : Buttons & Twines
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Die Cuts
Lacy Sunshine : Lots of Layers
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Anything Goes
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges : Spring Is Here
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Happy & Bright
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Flowers Galore
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Pack a Punch
Feeling Crafty Challenge : Dies and/or Punches
Di’s Digis Designs : BINGO (Sentiment,Die cuts,Doily)
A Creative Romance : Let’s Get Sentimental
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Flower Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers : BINGO (Pink,Pearls,Doily)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hold me,squeeze me…just not that tight!

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So it’s now the third week of the Love & Hearts 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!

Thought I’d take a meander off the usual love themed route.Hopefully this would put a smile on somebody who needs it’s face 🙂 Just to show how much you care.I’ve coloured the amusing Jessi Hugs a Cat by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Must admit it looks as tho’ she’s enjoying it more than her feline friend is 😉 I dug out these magazine freebie  Nitwit Collection papers to go with her and backed everything with kraft card. The tab on the side is cut using X-Cut dies and the scallop border on the bottom of the image has been created with a punch.The sentiment has been die cut and then had the right hand side trimmed off.I added a brad to the remaining hole.A few jute twine threaded wooden buttons have been scattered around the edge of the image to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Jessi Hugs a Cat by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to make the cat’s stripes stand out more)
Card & Papers : DP Past magazine freebie  Nitwit Collection, Papermania 12 x 12 Basics Kraft Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch
To Embellish : Wooden Heart Shaped Buttons and Jute Twine from stash,Dovecraft Pastel Small Brads
 

Some challenges this is for :

A Creative Romance : Let’s Get Sentimental
Brown Sugar : Use a Die Cut or a Punch
Crafty Catz : Lady In Red
Creative Corner : From The Heart
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Floral / Love
Pattie’s Creations : Use the Color RED in your Image
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Valentine / Love
Totally Papercrafts : Valentine / Love
Cute Card Thursday : Clever Cutting 
Delightful Challenges : Love Notes…add a heart, music or letters
Crafter’s Cafe : Hearts
Crafting By Designs : Anything for  Love
Creative Moments : Anything goes/Love
Digistamps 4 Joy : Hearts
Divas by Design : Love
Simon Says Stamp : Kraft
Sisterhood of Crafters : Love
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Buttons or Bows 
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Include any WOOD texture or element into a card
Papertake Weekly : With A Heart (include a heart)
Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Red
Digi Makeover Challenge : Hearts
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Love
The Crazy Challenge : Love is in the Air
Whoopsi Daisy : Sentiment
Eclectic Ellapu :  From the Heart

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hamsters just want to have fun!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is 200th Challenge Special – Pick any challenge from the past year.We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink  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 just had to opt for this cute,cute Hula Hoop Hamster as they’re my favourite animals – just don’t tell my dog,OK?! He’s from  2 Cute Ink  but I’m afraid he doesn’t seem to have made his way over into the new shop yet,maybe he’s having too much fun playing 😉 The owner is trying hard to transfer all her digital stamps and you can still check out her other adorable creations there 🙂 He’s been coloured with Graph’It Markers including the Blender to create a soft sky-ish effect around him.Yeah,sky-ish ‘cos it’s not a full blown sky!I kept the card fairly simple by adding this fab apple paper and a white punched border to contrast with both that and the kraft base.A little hand stitching in white to create a little interest plus my chosen theme was ‘Haberdashery Items’.I put a little ‘FUN’ into the card using the Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set stamped onto self adhesive cork,then hand trimmed.Even tho’ this is self adhesive I still tend to dollop a little glue on the back,as with any product of this nature,to give it extra staying power!Three sweet little wooden heart buttons have been added higgledy piggledy (there’s a good old fashioned phrase for you!) style along the bottom.

Supplies :

Image : Hula Hoop Hamster by  2 Cute Ink
Sentiment : Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card & Paper : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Piercing tool,Steel ruler,Needle & thread
To Embellish : Wooden Heart Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts/Love
Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Red
Digi Makeover Challenge: Hearts
Eureka Stamps : Hearts / Love is in the air
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Heart
Whoopsi Daisy : Sentiment
Lacy Sunshine : Use a Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Hey Cutie
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Elephants never forget….

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Shame I’m not an elephant then.Ooops just realised I hadn’t posted this.

We’re into the second week of the Hearts & Love 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!

A simple heart shaped easel card created with Go Kreate dies featuring this adorable Sweet Elephant by Just Some Lines coloured with Copic Ciaos.Went for a red & grey combo – not one I think I’ve ever worked with before?But certainly seems to suit love and elephants!I embossed the grey layers with a pretty floral folder.The hand stamped sentiments have been trimmed down and had Memento ink blended around the edges,as has the main image.The heart shaped stopper has been partly adhered flat,with a double layer of foam tape to lift it at the back.A couple of brads and some ribbon cut from those annoying hanging bits of a recently purchased top complete the card 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Sweet Elephant by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Dovecraft Mini Alphabet Stamps (there are quite a few different sets but they don’t seem to have individual names)
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Memento London Fog Dew Drop Ink Pad
Cardstock :  American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : Go Kreate  Frame Heart #1 & Large Frame Heart #1,Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Floral Frenzy 6 x 6 Embossing Folder,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine
To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brads,Ribbon cut from the hangy parts of a new top

 

Some challenges this is for :

City Crafter Challenge : Love Bug
Creative Card Crew : KISS (Keep It Sweet & Simple)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Valentines Day 
Paper Minutes : Love is in the air
Papertake Weekly : With A Heart (include a heart)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Card Mania : Love is All Around
Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Red
Crafty Boots : BINGO (Embossing,Heart,Die Cut)
Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute Valentine
Digi Makeover Challenge : Hearts
Eureka Stamps : Hearts / Love is in the air
Lexi’s Creations : Valentine’s Day / Love
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Heart
The Crazy Challenge : Love is in the Air
Glitter n Sparkle : Valentines/Add some Red
One Stitch At A Time : With Love
The Corrosive Challenges : Feel the Love
The Squirrel & the Fox : Love

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sweet Love Hearts

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Love is in the Air .We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies 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 went with having a try at something new using this fab A Day For Daisies image.I saw  this super project for a Pop-Up Box Card at SplitCoast Stampers and thought this image would work well with it – besides I love these sweets!Always have to get myself a pack when I buy some for the kids.Takes me right back to my childhood 🙂 I coloured up Love Hearts with some soft pastel pencils as these sweets have quite a chalky texture.Plus it helped to keep the colours more muted.I chose card and papers in pastel shades to tone in with the image.I printed the sentiments on my ‘puter then die cut them.Two of the buttons were adhered to strips of acetate to give a little bounce and dimension along with an extra one added to the bottom sentiment.This was a lot of fun to make and dead simple too!Well,it had to be – it was me doing it after all 😉

Supplies :

Image : Love Hearts by  A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Made by me! 
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastels 8 x 8 paper pack,Trimcraft 12 x 12 Textured Card,Papermania 12 x12 Acetate Sheets (this is really thick acetate and works well for this)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Go Kreate Heart Frame #1 Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Buttons saved from an old t-shirt of my DD2

 

Some challenges this is for :

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Love with Chalk
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Buttons
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Valentine/Love
The Corrosive Challenges : Feel the Love
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Use a Heart
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
Flat Friends Challenge : More Than 1 Fold
Lothian Crafts Online :  Love Using Your Dies
A Gem of a Challenge : All You Need Is Love
Allsorts : Love Is In The Air 
Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar :  Love Is All Around
Di’s Digis Designs : Love and/or Valentine
Sunflower Fields Designs : Valentine’s Day / Hearts
 A Creative Romance : Show us some Love
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Lots of Love
Sweet Pea Stampers : Valentine’s Day/Love
C.R.A.F.T.: Love/Valentines
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Valentines/Love Challenge   

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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