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