Back to school we go!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Back to School.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super surprise prize.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.

So,the Summer Holidays are zooming by so fast they will soon be over ūüė¶ My youngest is feeling a little out of sorts knowing that this will be his last year at Primary before heading off to ‘Big School’.What better way to cheer him up with a card featuring this perfect image,Back to School¬†by Crafty Sentiments.He’s been coloured with¬†Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.These papers seemed ideal to go with him too ūüôā I hand cut the arrow and it’s matching layer – so don’t look to closely LOL…A few brads and a paperclip tied with twine have been added.Thinking school supplies here ūüėČ I dug out my¬†Dymo,as it hasn’t been out to play for a while,for the sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Back to School by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Mediums : Copic Sketch & Ciao Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Mini Circle Primary Brads,Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Metal (brads & paperclip)
Lacy Sunshine : Back to School
Penny Black and More : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Back To School Challenge
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes 
Flat Friends Challenge : Say it with a Quote 
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Back to School  
The East Wind Challenge : For the Kiddies
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : 1, 2 Punch
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : All about Kids
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge¬†:¬†Boys’ Cards
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Back to School

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hark!Christmas is coming…

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Add A Sentiment.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super surprise prize.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.

So I thought I’d grab the chance to get another Christmas card made.I’m determined,this year,not to¬†be finishing them and¬†sending them on the last posting ¬†date!!So this little beauty,Hark the Angel Sing by Crafty Sentiments¬†,has helped me a little way to achieving my goal ūüôā She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers then fussy cut so that she’s positioned in front of the die cut wreath,with added Liquid Pearls for effect.I thought this would tie in nicely with the holly coronet on her head.This was also the thinking behind the punched border.The papers are some remnant Hot Off the Press Papers ¬†and the sentiment has been stamped directly onto the card base.Due to the many rises and changes in postal costs I try to come up with designs to minimise these charges but hopefully still present friends and family something worth displaying on their mantelshelf.

Supplies :

Image : Hark the Angel Sing by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Sketch & Ciao Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Sepia Archival Ink Pad,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Paper & Card : DP Hot Off The Press Vintage Christmas Card Kit,Green Cardstock from my stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools: X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Holly Leaves Edger Punch,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Love to Create : Anything Goes Challenge
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create : Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Christmas in Summer 
Christmas Card Challenges : Embellish It
Come and Get It¬†¬†:¬†It’s All About Dies
My Perfect Life : Any Christmas Card Goes
Penny Black and More : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards РYour Choice
Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes
My Time to Craft : Use Kraft
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything Christmas
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas in July
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Completely Christmas : Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas in August
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog:¬†¬†Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland : Anything Goes for Xmas
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’¬†¬†:Kraft
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Sketch
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Red and Green
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Make it sweet

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†Sweet Treats.We have the fabulous¬†Inky Impressions¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve gone a little colour crazy with Cupcakes & Candy Factory Background¬†by Inky Impressions¬†using Copic Ciao Markers,adding Liquid Pearls for texture on the icing.There’s so much amazing detail I just had to!I picked out the colours in these fabulous freebie papers.A strip of cotton lace has been attached to the under side of the triangular piece,to replicate the frilliness of the doilies,and I dug out these nice,shiny buttons.They look a bit like sweeties too ūüôā I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment,leaving it plain so it stood out from the patterned paper.I chose the cardstock as not only was it the perfect shade of minty green it also has a pretty¬†shimmer to it ¬†ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Cupcakes & Candy Factory Background by Inky Impressions
Sentiment :¬†Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ‚Äėem Clear Stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Lace from The Works

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting When We Can : Bright Colours
Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards РYour Choice
Crafty Calendar :  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything¬†Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Digi/Pearls or Lace
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Words
Polkadoodles : Clash The Colours
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Cafe¬†: Use a Digi
Divas by Design :  Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x