In the frame!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Frame It!We have the fabulous Inky Impressions 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 sweet Birthday Sandy by Inky Impressions.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and fussy cut so she can perch on the edge of the frame 🙂 The banners,balloons kind of encircle her too.I made a tent fold card as I haven’t done one for a while.I cut the aperture with a Go Kreate die and also used them to make the frame.I placed the patterned paper inside as it creates a nice background for her.The paper on the front gives the feel of a Birthday tea – full of treats!Once I’d finished making this card I realised the only real embellishment that’s been added is the baker’s twine!I was tempted to rummage through my stash for something else but then thought,no I like it as it is 🙂 Hope you do too?

Supplies :

Image : Birthday Sandy by Inky Impressions
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack (the sentiment is also hand cut from a sheet of this) ,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (to die cut pennants and frame) ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set,Marianne Design Creatables ‘Special’ Balloon Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Dies and/or Punches 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Happy Birthday
A Creative Romance : Girly Creations
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Use Kraft 
Hanna & Friends : Dies
Crafter’s Cafe : Girly
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/With a Twist Use Twine
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Tasty (on the backing paper)
Whimsy Inspiration : Two or more Diecuts
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges : Frame it!
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations Digi / Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty Challenge : One for Girls/Ladies
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Happy Birthday
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Party Time

Thanks for looking

Lisa x 

 

 
 

 

Sunshine and Flowers

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Well,we’re into another week of the month long Flowers 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 🙂 

Here’s the adorable Emo Basket by Just Some Lines who just also happens to be this month’s freebie.You can find her here.She’s been coloured up with Graph’It Markers in warm,sunny hues.Looking at the weather we’ve had this week that was just wishful thinking!!The papers are some I’ve had for longer than I care to remember and I’m totally on a mission to use my vast stacks of paper up – even tho’ there is great temptation out there and I’m finding it difficult to resist 😉 The only piece of yellow ribbon (not a colour I use very often) in my stash was too acid a shade.So I changed the cream one I found by first going over in Lemon 1130 then Cream 1210 to tone it down.A pretty good match for the cardstock don’tcha think?I punched out some flowers and gave them blingy centres 🙂 The sentiment is a freebie stamp and I just love this font 😀 Let’s hope this brings on the sunshine!!

Supplies :

Image : Emo Basket by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Magazine freebie
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp
To Embellish : Cream ribbon from stash tinted yellow with Graph’It Markers,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

 

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting At The Weekend : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : Sunshine and Showers
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Flowers & Bows
 A Creative Romance : Girly Creations
Alphabet Challenge  H for Handmade Embellishments
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Warm Colours/Oranges and Lemons (Used oranges and yellows with a splash of pink)
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Bold and Bright
Stampin’ For The Weekend : For The Girls
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
DRS Designs Feelin’ Punchy
Crafter’s Cafe Girly
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Bingo (flowers,ribbon,bling)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Flowers
Fitztown Challenge : Thank You

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 
 

 

Pearls in Blossom

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Pearls and Lace.We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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.

Isn’t this just the most adorable little thing!!She’s Whimsical Cherry Blossom Sprite  by Aurora Wings and I coloured her with Graph’It Markers.Little spots of Liquid Pearls were added to the stamens.Some freebie paper was used in the background and behind that I tucked a couple of lacy punched borders.Lengths of crochet lace cover the joins 🙂 I bought the fab cherry embossing folder a while back but this is the first time it’s been used and I love it!A chipboard greeting banner and flower that came with the paper pack have been added along with some real pearls – well,flat backed ones at least 😉

My computer still won’t connect to the internet and I’ve really missed being able to download,print and create.Unfortunately when I got my wireless printer a while back I just plugged it into my PC as that was where the printing was to be done.Now,I can only access the internet thru’ my DH’s laptop and whilst I can download I can’t print from it.Being ‘clever’ thought I could make my printer wireless and connect it to the laptop.Not so 😦 Appears that can only be done with my computer thru’ the internet….Grrrr!Yeah,I know I could probs set up the printer with the cable to the laptop BUT it sits on my dining table when in use and has to cleared away at meal times.If I wanted it on the computer desk I would have to pack up my PC and put it away – don’t want to do that!!Sooooo…then an idea hits me (doesn’t happen too often but it’s a goody when it does)…I bought myself a reasonably priced USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick (cheapest from Argos)…whatever you want to call them 😉 Now I can just transfer what I like to my PC and print – genius!It’s so easy even a computer simpleton like myself can use it – yay! And the moral of the story is if anyone else finds themselves in a predicament like this then this may be the solution 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Whimsical Cherry Blossom Sprite by Aurora Wings 
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Paper & Card : DP Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals Small,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Chipboard shapes part of freebie along with the papers,Lace from The Works,Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line

Some challenges this is for :

Die Cuttin’ Divas : Happy Birthday (Birthday Cards)
Papertake Weekly : Ohhh So Cute!
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Here Comes Summer 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges  : Lots of Layers
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme : Anything Goes (just the theme)
Eureka Stamps : Birthdays
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Flowers
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenges :Banners
The Squirrel & The Fox : Let’s Hear it for the Girls!
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Use Your Markers
Hiding in my Craft Room : Embossing
Totally Gorjuss : Lace
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Lace
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use a Die
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : To Die For (use a die)
Digi Haven : Spring has Sprung
QKR Stampede : Punch or Dies
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers :Use Kraft
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Use Kraft 
A Little Bit Crafty :  Flower Power
A & T Emerald Faeries : Flowers Ribbon &/or Lace
Bearly Mine :  Flower
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
Feeling Crafty Challenge : One for Girls/Ladies
Flat Friends Challenge  : Dies &/or Punches

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

There’s a Pixie in my Tea!

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It’s the third week of the month long Flowers 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’ve taken the delightful Pixie Floats by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Polychromos Pencils.The tea was blended out with oils thinners and a paper stump to give a more translucent feel.I added some white gel pen ripples.The tea cup and handle have been paper pieced with a floral rose paper as if the tea has been served in the best china.I remember my Grandma doing just this whenever we went to visit 🙂 I chose a doily patterned and coordinating rose paper to go with this,keeping to the whole tea time theme.I created an overlapping tab by trimming down a die cut.To this I added a sentiment from the same collection.The bow and leaves have been die cut from felt then topped with a resin rose.The ticket was hand cut from another paper in the set and tucked in underneath 🙂

Oh my it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to add anything to my blog.My PC can’t connect to the internet ATM.So frustrating!!Have been allowed the use of  my DH’s laptop but the connection failed there too for a while 😦 My computer is still out of action and I’m feeling pretty cut up about it.Nor am I relishing the thought of having to get it repaired.Oh why did it have to go wrong?!

Supplies :

Image : Pixie Floats by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen 
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Sentiments,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Extra Large Square Parenthesis Nesting Dies,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot,Unknown brand Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Resin Rose from Papermania Sew Lovely Charms,Papermania Felt Bundle Spots & Stripes Pastels
 

Some challenges this is for :

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Ticket (tucked in behind bow)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly : Ohhh So Cute!
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: Anything Goes (just the theme)
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Flowers
Shabby Tea Room : Photo Inspiration+ Flowers and/or Balloons
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Come and Get It  : Bingo (middle horizontal line)
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox : Let’s Hear it for the Girls!
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Flowers & Bows
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use a Die
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : To Die For (use a die)
Creative Corner : Going in Circles
QKR Stampede : Punch or Dies
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x