Die Cutting a Dash and Looking Dapper

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Use Die Cuts.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.

Here’s Billy -Mr Romantic by Crafty Sentiments Designs all dressed up.Altho’ I don’t think you need to save him for just that kind of occasion.He’s very much suitable for male themed cards too 🙂 My soon-to-be-13-year-old son (Oh!The joyful prospect of a teenage son!!Eeek!Help!) loves to don a trilby and waistcoat when he wants to look smart too.So this card is in his honour 🙂 Anyway,back to Billy…he has been coloured with Polychromos Pencils that have been blended out using low odour oils thinners and a paper stump. As you can probably tell I’ve made a shaped easel card using a set of dies that have also cut the paper layers too,the top one being a half and half concoction.I also used a die to make it look as if Billy has been torn from a sketch pad.The greeting has been cut from a die too.The buttons aren’t real either.They’ve been cut from red card using a die set.Yeah,I kinda went die cut crazy!!

Supplies :

Image : Billy -Mr Romantic by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Tuxedo Black & Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Marianne Design Tags and Buttons,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps
To Embellish : Paper Clip from stash,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Die Cuttin’ Divas : Shaped Cards
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Buttons or Bows
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Die Cuts/Punches (just the theme)
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter 
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards :  Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Everything
Di’s Digis Designs : Creations For Or With Kids Challenge
Little Claire’s  : Shaped Cards
Sweet Stampin : It’s our Birthday!!
A Creative Need : Button Up
Craft for the Craic : Birthday
Pattie’s Creations  : Birthdays
Cute Card Thursday : Stars

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Keeping it Pengu-in the Family

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Baby It’s Cold Outside.We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles 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 thought I’d try something different with Penguin Family by Delicious Doodles.As the image is shaded I only added touches of cool blues in two shades of Copic Markers.After seeing demos using microbeads and double sided adhesive sheets I wanted to give this a go.It’s fun!!But you do have to watch these teensy little spheres don’t go everywhere 😉 I do have to point out that both image and sentiment show a lot clearer IRL.Think there is a bit of glare from my lamp bouncing back.

Supplies :

Image : Penguin Family by Delicious Doodles
Semtiment : From Penny Black T for Transparent set The Wonder
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Stix 2 Clear plastic Beads,Woodware A4 Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Card & Papers : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Paper Pack 8 x 8,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Bigz Bookplate,Big Shot
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Stripes
Digi Choosday Challenge  :Xmas Celebrations
Just Inspirational Challenges : Winter
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday : Christmas is Coming
Ooh La La Creations : Christmas
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Anything Goes
Come and Get It Winter
My Perfect Life : Always Any Christmas Card
Robyn`s Fetish : Use a Digi
The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Everything
Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!
Pumpkin Spice : Scarecrow, Crows, or Birds
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Crafty Sentiments Designs November New Releases Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to the “Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog hop”!

It’s the “Day 4”!!! 
We are so excited to have you join us today!
At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design Team from “Crafty Sentiments Designs”. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists! If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog to start at the beginning of the hop.
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Here is the project I created for this hop:
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I created a cute heart shaped box featuring My Heart Cake by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Perfect for giving someone yummy Valentine’s Day treats.
Or maybe even yourself 😉
Mind you I think she is so versatile she would suit
many other occasions too 🙂
 
Image : My Heart Cake by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Sentiment : Magazine Freebie Stamp Set
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie,Red & Kraft Cardstock from stash
Tools : Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,
Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Marianne Design Collectables Flower Set,
Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Pearls,Lace & Felt from stash

Now how about some blog hop prizes??
3 of the new rubber stamps release will go to 3 different hoppers In order to win you will need to leave a comment each day on all the blogs.
 
What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren’t already for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
3. If you do both of the above, check back here at the “Crafty Sentiments’ blog” for the winners on 28th November !
 
Now for the blog hop lineup:
I hope you have enjoyed the first stop on our wonderful hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more inspiration, comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!
Good luck!

Fairy-ly Blue (and Silver!)

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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  😦  **

I’m super excited to be sharing a card that I’ve made as a Guest Designer for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge.To enter the November Colour Scheme Challenge you need to use any combination of red,green,silver and blue.You may choose just one or two with other colours as long as the listed ones are the main.The other stipulation is that you must use a Just Some Lines image.But with so many beauties in the store it wouldn’t be difficult to choose!My card,along with other wonderful inspiration and extra details on how to enter,can be found on the Just Some Lines Blog too.

You can find the stunning Christmas Fairy at Just Some Lines.I decided to go with a blue/silver combo but as you can see there is a teeny amount of red and green on the image.Her dress has been paper pieced and the rest coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Being a fairy her wings had to have the obligatory glitter 😀 I coloured them in cool greys first to keep in with the silver part of the theme then coated them in Glamour Dust.The dots on her hair and wings have been defined with a silver pearl pen and the berries on the garland the robin is nestling in with Liquid Pearls.Here’s a closer view :

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The papers and cardstock I’ve had for more years than I care to remember but were just perfect for this project.It’s a good job I’m such a crafty hoarder 😉 Maybe one day I will get through my entire stash – well,in my dreams perhaps!After stamping and punching the sentiment out I thought it was lacking something so I hit upon the idea of framing it with the punched out snowflakes from the border.Not only does this keep everything coordinated it also doesn’t cover up too much else.A length of silver cord with a snowflake charm tied to seemed to finish the whole thing off nicely 🙂

Tip : By paper piecing your image you can coordinate it to the rest of your project and it’s a good way of covering a large area if you are unsure about colouring it.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fairy by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : An old magazine freebie stamp set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Bahama Blue Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Viva Decor Silver Pearl Pen,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP  Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 pad,Papermania 8 x 8 Christmas Cardstock
Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Silver Cord and Snowflake Charm from stash

Some challenges I would Like to enter :

Clear It Out : Challenge Theme & Stash: Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps : Things with Wings
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : 3 or more Papers
Card Mania : Use a Digi
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter (glitter on the fairy’s wings)
Love to Create : Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
The Crazy Challenge : Your Favorite Technique (still has to be colouring – although a little paper piecing thrown in is fun!)
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive
Robyn`s Fetish : Things with Wings
A Gem of a Challenge : Paper Piecing
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Your Favorite Holiday
Crafty Catz : Christmas is Coming
Creative Corner : Let It Sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks : Fairies
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A Bonnet-ful of Christmas Wishes

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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  😦  **

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Pumpkins or Turkeys.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps 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.

What a cutie Christmas SB Turkey by Bugaboo Stamps is.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers with a few teeny touches of white gel pen.As I’ve finished this year’s Christmas cards I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a start on next year’s 🙂 I’m a bit boring as I take a design as my signature make and just go with different images,colours,embellishments etc. to change them up a bit.It does give me more time to concentrate on my colouring tho’ so not all bad 🙂 I finished off with some luxurious velvet ribbon,a wooden button (to go with the heart on her skirt),a little jute twine and these fab sentiment stamps.From a set so you can make your own phrases up – love the versatility!

Supplies ;

Image : Christmas SB Turkey by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Christmas Words
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad from last year,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Velvet Ribbon,Jute Twine,Wooden Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter:

Card Mania : Use a Digi

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Food (just food)

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes

Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter (no glitter)

Love to Create : Christmas

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Buttons

The Crazy Challenge : Your Favourite Technique (it has to be colouring!)

Christmas Card Challenges :  Colour Challenge (haven’t really followed the colours – hope it’s OK)

Glitter n Sparkle : Cute

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive

My Perfect Life :  Always Any Christmas Card (no weekly theme)

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

A Little Bit Crafty : CAS or Clean and Simple!

Bearly Mine : Christmas Cards

Copic Spain Challenge : Anything Goes!

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything Goes as long as it’s Christmas

Die Cut Divas : Any Holiday Spirit!

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : It’s All About Christmas

My Sheri Crafts : Turkey Time

Open-Minded Challenges : Fowl of Any Kind (hope a cooked one counts?!)

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Christmas

A Creative Need : Button Up

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Your Favourite Holiday

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Christmas is Coming

Cut it Up : Let’s Talk Turkey

Fun with Shapes : Christmas is Soon

Polkadoodles : Clean and Simple

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Winter Holiday with Ribbon or Trim

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafty Ribbons : Christmas Creations with Ribbon

Cute Card Thursday : Red and Green Colour Challenge

Delightful Challenges : Happy Holidays

MilkCoffee Challenge : Hand Colour Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Little Christmas Help

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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  😦  **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is the ever popular Anything Goes.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.

Isn’t this just the cutest Christmas Helper you could have?She can be found at Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers with,altho’ it doesn’t show too well,a little snow scattered around her feet.The edges have also been ink distressed.I’m desperately trying use use up old Christmas stash rather than buy any more new.So the card is some I bought a few years ago.The back panel has been embossed with a folder.The ribbon,twine and jingle bells are also from my stash…O.K. I have to admit the embossing folder(part of a set)…and the sentiment stamps are new,but these were a half price bargain and there are loads of words.A girl’s gotta be allowed a little new stuff,isn’t she? 😉

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Helper by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Christmas Words
Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Lilac Posies Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Polar White Flower Soft,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Aqua Floss,Gingham Ribbon & Jingle Bells from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Christmas Joy
Papertake Weekly :  2 or 4 Legs
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Card Mania : Dies
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist : Stitching (just Anything Goes)
Love to Create : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Christmas Card
Stamp and Create  : Ribbons or Bows
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : CAS
CAS on Sunday : Ribbon and/or Twine
Dragonfly Dreams : Let’s Be Girly and Use a Die Cut or Punch
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive
My Perfect Life : ALWAYS ANY Christmas card (no weekly theme) 
Pile It On : Special Occasion
The Corrosive Challenges : Girly
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Card
Crafty Calendar : It’s All About Christmas
Paper Creator’s Crafts  : Anything Goes
A Crafty Mess : Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. : Winter
Crafty Ribbons :  Christmas Creations with Ribbon
MilkCoffee Challenge : Hand Color Image

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Bushel of Thanks

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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  😦  **

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Something Beginning with B.We have the fabulous Diane’s Daydream Designs 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.

For my card I’ve use an image from the super Bushel and a Peck Outline Set by Diane’s Daydream Designs.I’ve coloured it up with Polychromos Pencils using some low odour oils thinners and a paper stump to soften the colours around the image.The greeting has been stamped at a jaunty angle across the corner.It’s been teamed with some of my fave First Edition papers.All edges have been distressed.My Something(s) beginning with B are Brown,Buttons and Burlap.

Supplies :

Image : Bushel and a Peck Outline Set by Diane’s Daydream Designs
Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Archival Coffee Ink Pad,Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners
Papers & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Kars Blending Stumps,Grand Nestabilities  Grand Labels 4,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Greens,Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons,Burlap Ribbon (top edge trimmed down)

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Card Mania : Dies 
Glitter n Sparkle : Autumn Colors
Great Impressions :Thankful Thoughts
Lacy Sunshine : Harvest/Thanksgiving Challenge
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Distressing
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Colors of Autumn
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Thankful
Simply Create Too : Thanksgiving / Thank You
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Let’s Be Thankful
Delightful Challenges : Include Patterned Paper
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Hand Color Image
Crafter’s Cafe : Thank You
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Give Thanks
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x