Spring-er pup?!

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 **Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

Well,it’s the final week of the Think Spring challenge at Just Some Lines!Another month gone – just like that!!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 🙂 

Meet the most adorable Emo Amber and Pup by Just Some Lines.Such a nice image to colour with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers 🙂 Teamed them with some lovely First Edition and this cardstock from my stash that seems to go so well with them.Managed to find this ribbon too and I think it’s a pretty good match also.Upon rifling through my embellishments I dug out these flower brads and flat backed pearls…hmmmm…they tie in quite nicely too.Love it when a plan comes together 😉 Added a couple of my favourite and not used often enough punches into the mix.And that’s that 😀

Supplies :

Image : Emo Amber and Pup by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a past magazine freebie set
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch
To Embellish : Dovecraft Designer Brads Flowers Pastel,Flat Back Pearls & Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting At The Weekend : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Cute Only
Simply Create Too : Stack ‘Um Up
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Lots of Layers
Crafting By Designs : April Showers Bring May Flowers
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Spring
Creative Card Crew : Girly
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Cute Card
Fan-Tastic Tuesday :  Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges :  In the Garden
Digi Sketch Challenge  : Sketch and/or Theme: Flowers (Just Theme followed)
The Crazy Challenge : Spring is Here

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Pastels?It’s a breeze!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is PrettPastels.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 decided to have another crack at watercolouring thinking it would tie in with the softer palette of the challenge 🙂 I chose the beautiful Breeze in Spring by A Day For Daisies and printed her on watercolour paper.Next I used AquaMarkers and a slightly damp paintbrush to delicately shade her.Bit unsure of my skill level here but she’s such a sweet ,tender thing I don’t think it matters too much 😉 I pulled out some pretty pastel papers and pink card to go with her,a trio of my favourite punches (that I don’t use often enough!)  along with a few pearls and my new bow die that arrived in the post just in time for me to use o this card 😀

Supplies :

Image :  Breeze in Spring by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Cut from a sheet of the DP
Medium : Letraset AquaMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Seagull Punch,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors (to cut out sentiment & butterfly from papers)
To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line

 

Some challenges this for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges : In the Garden
Fitztown Challenge : Anything Goes 
Ooh La La Creations : Easter/Spring
The Crazy Challenge : Spring is Here
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Water Color
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Easter or Spring Colours
Lacy Sunshine : Feminine
The Corrosive Challenges : Pretty Pastels
The Squirrel & The Fox : Die Cut or Punch 
A Gem of a Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Totally Gorjuss : Die Cuts/Punches
We Do Doobadoo ChallengeEmbellish It
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring
Craftitude : Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz : Use anything starting with letter B (Bow,Butterflies,Border)
Fairy Tale : Butterflies
Polkadoodles : Springtime
QKR Stampede : Spring Celebrations
Digistamps 4 Joy : Easter/Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

‘Brolly’ Good Fairy

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The Think Spring challenge is still running 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’ve coloured up the sweet,sweet Fairy with an Umbrella by Just Some Lines using Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The papers and matching chipboards used to decorate are past freebies from Papercraft Inspiration magazine.I decided to back everything with pink card to keep the mood light and more Springlike.Even tho’ there isn’t any of that colour in the papers I think it works well 🙂 A border has been created with one of my favourite punches and the only extras added are Baker’s Twine and lace.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy with an Umbrella by Just Some Lines 
Medium :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers
DP & Card : Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small & Classic Scalloped Square Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch
To Embellish : Chipboard shapes part of freebie along with the papers,Lace from The Works

Some challenges this is for :

A Gem of a Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Flowers
My Time to Craft : Up Up & Away (hope a flying fairy counts!)
Pumpkin Spice : Coloring
Totally Gorjuss : Die Cuts and Punches
We Do Doobadoo Challenge  Embellish It
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring
Craftitude  : Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : What’s in a Name (L for Lace & Lisa)
Polkadoodles : Springtime
QKR Stampede :  Spring Celebrations
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Lots of Layers
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Bloom include a Flower (Chipboard one bird is perched on)
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Girly
Digistamps 4 Joy  : Easter/Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge  : Spring is here!
Scrappers’ Delights : Flowers
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

 

Easter’s all it’s cracked up to be :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Bunnies,Chicks & Eggs.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.

This is the beautiful New Spring by BB Kakes available at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet.She was a delight to colour up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers 🙂 For a more detailed finish to her eggshell I gave it a coating of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.Here’s a closer look :

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I chose some vintage style paper to go with her along with some muted pastel toned Core’dinations cardstock.These have all been cut out with Grand Nestabilities to create an oval easel card.The edges have been distressed and sanded.A length of vintage seam binding has been added under the stamped sentiment,die cut with some Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies.Some punched daisies,with pearl centres, and leaves decorate the top left part of the card.

Supplies :

Image : New Spring by BB Kakes available at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet
Sentiment : Part of a freebie stamp set from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums :  Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint,Cantaloupe Memento Dew Drop Distress Ink Pad 
Paper & Card : DP Freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock 
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Ovals Scalloped and Ovals,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Daisy and Leaf Punches from an old set in my stash
To Embellish : Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding & Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Dream Valley :  Easter
Glitter n Sparkle : Not Square
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Must have a Hat in the Image
That Craft Place : Anything or Easter
The Corrosive Challenges : Pretty Pastels
A Gem of a Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Allsorts : Spring Blossoms
Catch The Bug : Spring Time!
Crazy 4 Challenges : The Crazies Get Their Egg On
Di’s Digis Designs : Easter
Open-Minded Challenges : Easter or Pastel colors
Sugar Creek Hollow : Easter
Sunflower Fields Designs : Easter or Spring
Totally Gorjuss : Charming (in concept)
A Creative Romance :  Eggcelent Spring
Alphabet Challenge : E for Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Easter
Cut it Up : Easter
Delicious Doodles : Easter
Digitally Sweet  : Easter
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Happy Easter
Pattie’s Creations : Fancy Folds
QKR Stampede : Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Distress It
Totally Papercrafts : Easter
CCEE Stampers : Use bunnies and/or eggs
Cute Card Thursday : Easter
Delightful Challenges : You’re Egg-stra Special
MilkCoffee Challenge  : Easter
Moving Along with the Times : Easter/Spring
Sassy Studio Designs : Make it Creative…make your own embellishments
A & T Emerald Faeries : Color Combo Easter
Crafter’s Cafe : Spring
Crafty Creations : Blue and Yellow
Divas by Design : Easter/Spring
House That Stamps Built : Easter
Paper Shelter Challenge : Easter
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Flower Power
Scrappers’ Delights : Flowers
Simon Says Stamp : Happy Easter/Sweet Treats
Stampavie and More : Easter
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Have you scene Spring?

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So we’re now into week two of the Think Spring  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 created a little scene combining the adorable Emo Layla Gardener 2  and the butterfly and Snowdrops from Emo Amber Springtime Value Set by Just Some Lines .All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers 🙂 Tried out a freebie embossing folder that came with  the latest Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine on some Whitewash card.Works beautifully 😀 Couple of pieces of torn paper cover the corners.The Raffia Lace has been attached with coloured staples.The bottom right corner of the image was looking a little bare so I stamped part of the greeting there and added cut up pieces of the other half,tucking them in behind the image.I popped a cute little wooden clothes peg on too  🙂 As I had dusted off a box of seldom used punches for another project I grabbed the heart to make a flower,having drawn inspiration from the butterfly’s wings.To the centre a paper twine threaded button has been added.I think it turned out rather cute and full of the joys of Spring…do you?

Supplies :

Images : Emo Layla Gardener 2  and Emo Amber Springtime Value Set by Just Some Lines (png. files grouped together in Word)
Sentiment : Created with Ki Hampton Art Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps and Dovecraft Mini Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps (sorry there aren’t any names of the styles on the boxes)
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Freebie Embossing Folder from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Mini Stapler
To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace,Coloured Mini Staples and Paper Twine from stash,Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Artemio Mini Wooden Pegs

 

Some challenges this is for :

A Creative Need : Signs Of Spring 
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Spring Time
Moving Along with the Times : Easter/Spring
Bearly Mine :  Spring
Ladybug Crafts : Here comes Spring
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Embossing
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
Crafter’s Cafe : Spring
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Girly
Divas by Design : Easter/Spring
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Flower Power
Scrappers’ Delights : Flowers
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges : Embossing
Papertake Weekly : Spring Has Sprung
Through The Craft Room Door :  Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Cute

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

He-Lola there!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is No Designer Papers.We have the fabulous Zap Pow Designs and Flourish With A Bling  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.

Meet the totally adorable Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I tried out a new technique,Whitewashing, after finding it on Splitcoast Stampers.I didn’t quite have the right white inkpad but it was fun none the less 😀 I’ve kept things simple here as I didn’t want to cover up all my hard  work too much.Just added a ribbon cut into a fishtail,a paper twine threaded button,a couple of Dymo labels…oh and Lola,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape for dimension 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs
Stamp :  Discontinued Willow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Versamark,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink,Unknown brand white ink pad  
Sentiment : Made with Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank trimmed down to fit
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Papermania Heat Tool,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Paper Twine and Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs : Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time :  Flowers
Pile It On : Feminine
That Craft Place : Buttons
The Ribbon Girls : Spring
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Sunflower Fields Designs : Easter or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Creative Corner : April Showers Bring May Flowers
Get Inky!  : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Clean & Simple
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image 
Crafty Ribbons : Anything goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Hip to be Square
DRS Designs : Who’s the (em)Boss?
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Buttons

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Gift of the Gab :)

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It’s the beginning of a another new challenge at Just Some Lines.This month we’re looking forward to seeing your Think Spring creations.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 🙂 

Here’s the beautiful Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines .Doesn’t she look like she’s enjoying Spring?!  I thought I’d brush up (pun intended!) on my watercolouring skills – or lack of them 😉 The purpose of the exercise was supposed to be practising with Distress Inks but as I pulled the boxes out the cupboard I found my AquaMarkers.To think I’d actually forgotten I had them!So out they came to play.The beauty of these is when it came to the fine detail I just used the pens to fill it in.No worrying about going over the lines or bleeding into what’s already painted.I did actually blend out a little on her headband and ribbons with out having to change to a smaller brush 🙂 Not really sure how it turned out but Gab’s that pretty I’m sure it doesn’t matter 😉 For the card I just layered up these gorgeous papers that I try not use too much,cutting and embossing a frame  for her,and adding some piercing details to the papers.The sentiment on the stamped and die cut button seemed pretty apt 🙂 Some baker’s twine and buttons have been used to decorate.

Supplies :

Image :  Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink (I did add some Diamond Stickles but it seem virtually invisible in the pic)
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Papers : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Steel Ruler
To Embellish :  Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Welcome Spring
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Spots and Dots
Sunflower Fields Designs :  Easter or Spring
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Delicious Doodles : All Seasons In One Day (Spring)
Get Inky! : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
 Bearly Mine : Spring
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge:  Include a Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts :  Here Comes Spring
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
The East Wind Challenge: Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image (Rubber or Digi)
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x