Fairy-ly Blue (and Silver!)

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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 ūüėÄ 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 ūüėČ 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 ūüôā

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 Рalthough 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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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‚Äôt 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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā 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