Sew Young!

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**Please Scroll down if you’re looking for my other card**

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Birthday Bonanza!We have the fabulous Heather Ellis 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 decided to try and take a different approach with my card making recently.Rather than the usual patterned paper matted and layered onto coordinating card for the background etc…Soooo what’s the first thing I do here?Mat a piece of patterned paper onto the card blank :s Still at least I took the time to hand stitch with some baker’s twine.And then I did  do something unusual,well for me at least 😉 This lil’ cutie is Pure Innocence 013 by Heather Ellis and you can find her by scrolling down the page a little.Heather also has a bit of a sale going on and some of her delightful images are as little as 50p!Anyways she’s been coloured with Graph’It Markers and is wearing a paper pieced dress.This has also been given some depth with a Graph’It Marker.Now for the diverse part…I’ve created this frame piece by die cutting an oval to fit the image,embossing  some textured card with some loverly spots.Because my folder wasn’t long enough to cover it entirely I chose to lay it across the other way and centre it.Now what to do about those plain ends?Punch ’em!Now what to do about those pesky lines where the folder ended?Pierce ’em!Opted not to stitch them as well…gives a cleaner look.Then I positioned it over the top and adhered it using thin (1mm) foam tape.The little banners poking out the side were cut from another sheet of paper from the same pack.To finish I took an Epiphany Craft Epoxy Self-Adhesive Button and lay it over a yet another piece of paper from the same  collection.No prizes for guessing it had buttons printed all over it!As I’m too tight wise and frugal to part with 20 quid (!) for a matching punch I just made sure it stuck down well and trimmed round with some decoupage scissors,followed by a pokey tool to make the holes 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Pure Innocence 013 by Heather Ellis 
Medium : Graph’It Markers
Paper & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,White card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Cuttlebug Polka Dots 5 x 7 Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch.Piercing Tool,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 20

Some challenges this is for :

Card Mania : Something New (Designer Papers)
Digi Makeover Challenge : Buttons
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: Cute (just theme)
Fitztown Challenge : Spring Colors
Love to Create  : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Use Spring Colors
The Squirrel & the Fox : Autumn or Spring (Spring)
My Time to Craft : Frame it
Crafty Catz : Paper Piecing
Creative Corner : Button Up
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Mother’s Day/Female
MilkCoffee Challenge : Emboss wet or dry
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Spring
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Make It Girly
Little Red Wagon : Punches

Of course I couldn’t resist making a second card with another of Heather’s darling images…

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He’s  The Boy & The Dog 003.The colouring is with Graph’It Markers and altho’ it doesn’t show up the puddle has a coating of  3D Crystal Lacquer.I’ve also sponged a little ink around to take the witness off the background.This time I cut the card blank down them made the topper fit the length of the original size of the card. I kind of used the same principle  with the embossing folder and aperture ‘cept this folder covered the whole area.I added two handcut banners to the base.Once I’d inked the edges for  extra definition they were attached and I ran down the side with an EK Success Piercing Bug in a wobbly fashion then cross stitched to compliment the pattern in the paper.I die cut a couple of clouds and inked their bottoms….careful!…lol… XD A sentiment was cut from another piece of paper (as in the above card).Some of the edges were distressed and I added piercing to the scalloped edge 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  The Boy & The Dog 003  by Heather Ellis
Medium : Graph’It Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Summer Sky Memento Dew Drop Ink 
Paper & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,White card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concepts Hexagon Illusion Universal Embossing Folder,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dielicious Nesting Dies, Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Card Mania : Something New (Designer Papers) – counts as 2nd entry
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: Cute (just theme) – counts as 2nd entry
Love to Create  : Anything Goes – counts as 2nd entry
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes – counts as 3rd entry
My Time to Craft : Frame it – counts as 2nd entry
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Anything Goes – counts as 2nd entry
MilkCoffee Challenge : Emboss wet or dry – counts as 3rd entry
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes – counts as 2nd entry
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything but a Square
Perfectly Rustics : Hexagons
One Stitch At A Time : For a Boy
Sentimental Sundays : Cards for Boy/Man
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Male Colors
Stempelsonnen Challenge : Young Men Birthday
The Male Room : Blue, Green, Brown
Nutcrafters : Masculine

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ema
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 22:51:22

    Cute cards! Love all the detail. Thanks for joining Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    DT Coordinator


  2. Jayne
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 02:48:22

    Both cards are so incredibly cute, such sweet images. Thanks for joining us over at Little Red Wagon this week.


  3. Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 03:31:52

    Like the image, coloring, cut out & stitching. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch203 For a Boy.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”


  4. Monica
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 07:26:23

    Very sweet cards!
    Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica – DT


  5. shellshearer
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 08:48:12

    Both cards are fab hunnie, love the colours & the CAS feel to them
    Hope you are keeping well xx

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx


  6. Debbie Johns
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 10:29:16

    This is a lovely card.Really cute image.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.hugs Debbie x


  7. DebGem
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 12:07:01

    Both cards are really cute. I do like the hand stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!


  8. Sande
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 15:33:08

    So wonderful cards, both!
    Thanks for joining us at Fitztown!
    Hugs, Sande xx


  9. Pam Phelps
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 01:21:30

    Cute card. Love your coloring.. Thanks for joining us over at SS.

    DT Pam


  10. K8
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 06:49:42

    So adorable, love that embossing and CAS feeling!! Thank you for play with us at Fitztown Challenges, hugs Kate DT


  11. Amanda
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 08:51:01

    Hi, what a great shaped card. Love it!!Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda


  12. aunty sue
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 16:27:04

    Your Cards And Colouring Is Adorable Thanks For Sharing With Us AT Crafty Catz


  13. Sarah Cope
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 21:02:12

    Love your card…I hadn’t thought about sewing with the twine. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge 🙂


  14. samara
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 21:31:20

    omgosh this is adorable! It is perfect for a CAS – what a gift to be able to do that. I love your shading Lisa and the entire scene is precious. Thank you for your entry to our challenge at OSAAT and best of luck. Hope to see you again soon. Samara DT OSAAT


  15. Sue
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 23:31:32

    Cute image! Thank you for joining us in The Male Room


  16. Paula W
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 07:38:35

    Thanks for taking part in the That’s Crafty! Challenge. Good Luck!


  17. Bettina
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:19:21

    This is too cute. Love that girlie and that sewing too. Great embossing too. Thanks for playing at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Digi Sketch Challenge xx


  18. Jane
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 16:27:07

    Fabulous creation Lisa, what a wonderful CAS card hun and you colouring is awesome 🙂 🙂 🙂 Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx


  19. Tina
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 20:06:19

    Both cards are fabulous! They are CAS and beautiful with having mainly white…really lets the images show. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Tina dt


  20. Lene
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 15:00:45

    Great card. Love the delicate colours on it. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. DT Lene


  21. Katie stringer
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 17:04:26

    Cute cas card
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x


  22. Mandy (Paper Panda)
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 18:53:01

    Really sweet cards, thanks for sharing at Lacy Sunshine!
    Mandy x (LS DT)


  23. perfectlyrusticsadmin
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 03:55:38

    Love the hexagon card, cute image! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.


  24. meiaudesigns
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 05:58:31

    LOVE the paper pieced dress and the real stitching on the edge of the card! Super sweet and lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 


  25. PaperDaisies
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 18:17:21

    Such a sweet selection of cards. Love both of them. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina


  26. Claire C
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 19:27:43

    Gorgeous cards, really lovely! Thanks for joining us at Graph’It Colour Challenge this time
    Claire xx


  27. Emily L.
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 23:35:38

    These cards are super cute! I love the soft pastels with you cute little button! And great ideas with the piercing and embossed panels!! Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Makeover!!
    ❤ Emily L.-DT


  28. Milnie
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 09:36:01

    awwww both cards are adorable!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good Luck and I hope we see you again!

    Milnie DT


  29. Lisa S
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 13:46:55

    Love the paper piecing and stitching, pretty coloring on this cute image too! Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Hugs, Lisa DT


  30. Carol
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 20:34:17

    Two beautiful spring creations. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x


  31. Susan
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 23:16:59

    Great card , Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph’It Denim colour challenge
    Good Luck Susan xx


  32. louise
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 14:38:05

    Great male card using the colours from our challenge,thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room

    Louise xx


  33. Ema
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 04:03:35

    Your card was chosen by as the winner of Challenge #26 – Spring Colors at Fitztown Challenge Blog! Congratulations!


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