A boy’s best friend :)

csdt30thsept

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

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

What an adorable pair these make!My Best Friend¬†by Crafty Sentiments¬†has¬†been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and I even went for a furry effect on the pup.Found these fabby papers and kraft card on offer at Every Crafts A Pound¬†– love ’em ūüôā¬†I used my favourite jumbo corner rounder punch at the top for a little extra interest and dragged out an edger punch I’ve not used in a while.Added a die circle and clouds,with a stamped sentiment.Created some texture by wrapping some paper twine around the border panel.

This is for my son’s 11th birthday.He loves our dog and she loves him¬†‚ô• Altho’ she isn’t shaggy like the dog here her facial expression and lollopy tongue are very much the same!She also fusses over him the most as he’s the youngest and even tho’ she’s petrified of water she transforms into ‘The Guardian of the Bathtub’ by¬†laying down beside the bath the whole time he’s in it!

Supplies :

Image : My Best Friend by Crafty Sentiments 
Sentiment : Magazine Freebie Stamp Set
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Incy Wincy Designs : Something Old, Something New (new stamp,card and paper Рold paper twine and markers)
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Designer Papers
Sentimental Sundays : Use Kraft Cardstock
The Squirrel & The Fox : Happy Birthday
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin : Just for Men (hope little men count!If not feel free to delete)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Dogs & Cats
Craft for the Craic : Something with Circles On It
Crafty Catz : Birthday Celebration
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†With Our Furry Friends
CCEE Stampers¬†:¬†National Dog Week…include a dog
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges : Cute and Cuddly
A song in your He{ART}¬†:¬†I’ve Got a Dog
Creative Bug on the Loose¬†:¬†Child’s Play
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/3 Layers
Miriam’s Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge¬†:¬†Kids
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Lots of Layers
Stampavie and More : Birthday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Feeling ‘Vine’ :)

cypdt29thsept

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

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is a Colour Inspiration (bit of a clue).We have the fabulous The East Wind 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 beautiful Aurora ‘Vine’¬†by¬†The East Wind.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and,if you look carefully,there are touches of Glamour Dust on the roses in her hair,eye shadow,gloves and shoes.I created¬†a shaped card to accommodate this beauty made up ,mostly,of pastel card with a lovely spotty paper.The lilac card has been embossed.Some ribbon and a baker’s twine threaded flower button have been added along with some rolled roses to compliment the ones in her hair.I’ve sat these on die cut flowers with an¬†arrangement of die cut leaves.Once these were in place I fussy cut the lovely gal including the landlocked areas cut with a craft knife.Just don’t scrutinise my knife skills – lack of them…lol ūüėÄ I popped her up on some foam pads for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image :¬†Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Spotty DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Marianne Design Round Flower,Open¬†Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 & 2,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,1″ & 1¬Ĺ” Woodware Circle Punches,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine,Flower Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Bow
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Make It Girly
Stamp and Create : Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers : Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Flower
Crazy 4 Challenges : Leaves or a Leaf
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†GIRLY!
A Creative Need : Textures and / or Patterns
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Buttons and Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
DRS Designs : Leaf it to Me
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Shaped Cards
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Embossing
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Lots of Layers
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Seeing it through :)

cypdt22ndsept

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

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is I Can See Clearly Now.We have the fabulous¬†Just Some Lines¬†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.

So bought myself some new kraft card to play with and I’m quite pleased with it.I wanted to practise colouring with my Polychromos some more and this delightful little fella,Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines¬†was just the ticket.They worked a treat but I think I still need¬†more practice…sounds like good excuse to get in some extra crafting!For the transparent parts I went for an acetate card base,epoxy button stickers and,altho’ it¬†doesn’t show up,3D Crystal Lacquer.The problem was trying not to get a refection of me taking the pic in the acetate!Anyway I kind of went for a School/Birthday/Office Supplies hybrid -and it looks like I achieved it ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me In Word on my ‘puter
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, 3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack,A4 Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound,Papermania 12 x12 Acetate Sheets
 Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Marianne Design Folder Brick with Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings  
Come and Get It : Use 3 of Something (Buttons)
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
Opus Gluei : Happy Birthday!
That Craft Place : Sentimental
The Squirrel & The Fox : For a Male (for my DS2 Birthday next week!)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Creative Bug on the Loose¬†:¬†Child’s Play¬† (for my DS2’s 11th Birthday next week!)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Buttons
Paper Shelter Challenge : Ribbon, twine or floss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

The colours of Autumn :)

csdt16thsept

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

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Autumn Colours.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 a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Here’s my interpretation featuring the delightful Primrose – Butterfly Girl ¬†by Crafty Sentiments¬†all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Her wings have also be given a sparkly covering of Glamour Dust ūüôā A few touches of white gel pen have given¬†her eyes and teeth,along with the spots on the fly agaric style mushroom,some extra pop.A couple of dots also create¬†a little shine to her shoes.The lovely papers are First Edition with top one being glittered.They’ve been teamed with some kraft card,wooden embellishments and one of my faves,jute twine,for a rustic feel.I chose some Prima Flowers following the Autumnal colours theme and just had to sneak in a hedgehog ūüėÄ He’s so cute.I bought him a while ago on sale,which adds even more appeal ūüėČ Being a die I can make as many of these little guys as I like too ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image :  Primrose РButterfly Girl by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Computer Generated by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering and die cutting),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock (on the hedgehog)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Cottage Cutz Hedgehog Mini,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot
To Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Wooden Flower Button and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Little Bit Crafty : Distress It!!!
Card and Scrap : Everything is allowed
Cards Galore Encore : Make A Card! 
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Time for Anything
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge : Fall Festival
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings
The East Wind Challenge : Feel the Fall
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Fall
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Autumn Colours
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet¬†:¬†Tag You’re It!
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Add Flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Colours of Autumn
Amusing : Tags
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Autumn or Fall
Totally Gorjuss : String
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : P for Pretty Petals
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Amazing Hair
Polkadoodles¬†:¬†Tag, you’re it!
Simply Create Too : Fall/ Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Girl Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday : Too Cute
Eclectic Paperie : Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge : Colors of Autumn
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy : Celebration
Stampavie and More : Autumn Colours

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Berry Sweet Hedgehog

cypdt15thsept 001

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

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is It’s Harvest Time.We have the fabulous¬†Doodle Pantry¬†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‚Äôve done a wonderful job.

I just had to choose this adorable little Berry Hedgehog¬†by Doodle Pantry and colour him with my Copic Ciao Markers.You do also get pre-coloured versions of him along with a selection of papers and a couple of sentiments.I ended up pulling these magazine freebie papers out instead tho’ as my printer ran out of ink leaving the bottom faded – not a good look!Decided to make a shaped card with stuff hanging over the edge to add more interest.Die cut some different leaves and the matching blueberries are actually holly ones ūüôā Made this for my DD2’s birthday next month as she loves hedgies almost as much as me!!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Berry Hedgehog by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie,Bazzil Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 1,Crafts-Too Square Embossing Folder Leafy Swirl,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (Berries),Big Shot
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Jellypark Friends Challenge¬†:¬†It’s All About Pets and Animals
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Die
Robyn`s Fetish : Use An Embossing Folder
That Craft Place : Sentimental
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes 
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers : Food,Glorious Food
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday :Too Cute
Moving Along with the Times : Texture (embossing)
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles : Animal 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Embossing
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes/Twist Handmade Flowers (no flowers- just theme)
The Sailing Pineapple Blog : Use a Die Cut
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 

Do count your chickens!

csdt2ndsept 001

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

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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 a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

I decided to revisit colouring on kraft card with pencils as I’ve not done it in a while and I wanted¬†a more countrified feel.The delightful Chicken Run¬†is by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†and I got my Polychromos out…I always start with a cream base before adding skin tones.For the chickens I applied a layer of orange first then the brown tones for shading.This is because I wanted to differentiate them from the bench as¬†I only have three shades of brown in my collection.Afterwards I traced over the lines with a sharpened black pencil as they can become obliterated.A touch of white gel pen highlights their eyes.I think I chose the wrong type of kraft to do this on tho’.It matches the card base and seems to be coated rather than have the key of other card of this variety so I found myself having to increase the pressure and coverage of the pencils which possibly detracts from the shading.I think I made a mistake by getting carried away with the background.I feel I should have left some bare kraft showing.But then I’m probably a little out of practice…not that it matters when you’ve got an image this cute tho’ ¬†ūüôā Overall I am quite pleased with the outcome.Hope you like it too…

Supplies :

Image : Chicken Run is by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Mediums : Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Paper & Card :¬†Papermania Sew Lovely 12 ¬†x ¬†12 Paper Pack,Papermania Sew Lovely¬†Die-Cut ¬†Notelets,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Craft¬†UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for colouring image on¬†‚Äď it just happens to match the card blank perfectly)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Corner and Edger Punch (used separately),Nestabilities Labels 4,Quickutz Sign Die,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Heart Topped Pins from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter : 

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Memories (This image reminds me when I was young my Aunt and Uncle kept chickens in their back garden )
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Flowers
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes
Come and Get It : Things with Wings
Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge :Pets/Animals
Pile It On :Punch It Out
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle!
A Creative Romance : Touch of Kraft
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Animal/Pet
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Layer It
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Punches/Dies
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : 2 or more DP
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Girl Power
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking 

Lisa x