Christmas Kisses

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I’m guesting for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge again 🙂 To enter the December Tag It! Challenge you need to create a tag.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.

This is Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines.She’s been printed onto kraft card and coloured with Polychromos Pencils.The tag and layers have been created with a Go Kreate die set as the tag dies I have weren’t really big enough but I think this shape works well.The patterned paper is a freebie,The sentiment was stamped and cut with one of my tag die sets.A strip of natural hessian ribbon has been placed behind Amber to give some texture.To keep with the rustic element some jute twine has been threaded through the top of the tag along with some ribbon that has been recycled from last years Christmas cake 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad from last year,Cardstock from stash

Tools :Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Natural Hessian Ribbon,Jute Twine & Ribbon from stash, We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything but a Card

Crafty Boots : Merry Christmas

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Anything but a Card

Get Creative Challenges : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

Lacy Sunshine : Holiday Joy

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team : CHRISTMAS but not a card

Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas Red & Green

The Craft Garden : Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colours!

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Christmas Tags

A Crafty Mess : Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours

Craft for the Craic : Favourite Christmas Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Tags with Ribbon or Trim

C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas

House That Stamps Built : Anything but a Card

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Holidays

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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How to Save a (Snowman’s) Life ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas!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 Sammy – Thank You by Crafty Sentiments just the most adorable snowman you’ve ever seen?!Here’s a little story to go with him.It may explain my post title too,in case you were wondering…

I had so much fun trying to colour this frosty chap in ever so carefully with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Even getting a nice furry effect on the squirrel and some lovely shading on Sammy himself.Well,once finished I stuck him onto the card I’d already prepped and added the sentiment.Then I spotted a blob of red Copic ink  to the right of his eye.Oh no!I’m such a mucky pup 😦 I always seem to get this all over my hands and it’s the worst colour to remove.I pulled out the Blender in the vain hope it would magically disappear.Um,no…instead I was left with a pink smudge.Next course of action was to try and cover it with white gel pen,another good rescue remedy.Nope!Still showed through even after a second coat.Because I use Collall All Purpose it was going to be difficult to take the image off with out damage to the red card underneath as it was almost dry.And,of course,as luck would have it I didn’t have enough left to cut another mat.So I laid it down,walked away and quietly thought about it for a few days.I suddenly remembered I had some gesso…probably thick enough to cover all the mess and add texture into the bargain!Now what if I added some mica powder for some snowy glisten?Perfect!How to add the shading back in without risking damaging my pens?Pearlescent watercolour paint – but not too wet…

Considering how much I messed this up I think I did a pretty good salvage job :

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So now you know how to save a snowman’s life!

And I have another Christmas card ready for 2015!! 😀

Supplies :

Image : Sammy – Thank You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Block Christmas Words

Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Gesso,Mica Powder,Pearlescent Water Colour Palette,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 1,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Sticky Ribbon and Brad

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Boots : Merry Christmas

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Christmas (theme only)

Get Creative Challenges : Christmas

Incy Wincy Designs : Snowy Days

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

A Gem of a Challenge : Anything Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Christmas!

Brown Sugar : Winter

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Winter

Crafty Catz : Snowmen

Pattie’s Creations : Christmas Cards

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Delightful Challenges : Twinkle Twinkle (add something sparkly)

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Christmas Climate (Definitely cold!)

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Snow People

Crafting By Designs : Christmas

Divas by Design : Feeling Festive

Inky Impressions : Snow

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Holidays

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Merry & Light!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Non-Traditional Christmas.We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments 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.

Here’s Harriet – Lantern  by Crafty Sentiments Designs all cheerful and bright!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and layered up for extra dimension.

From a different angle :

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I’ve added some Polar White Flower Soft to the bobbles on her hats and boots.There’s also a little snowy smattering beneath her feet 🙂

The paper is a magazine freebie – it’s unusual but I like it 😀

A length of gingham ribbon with some jingle bells tied to it using jute twine has been added to embellish.

As I’ve written and posted all my Christmas cards for this year this is another one under the belt for 2015 😀

Supplies :

Image :  Harriet – Lantern by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Christmas Words

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Polar White Flower Soft,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to add a twinkle in her eyes)

Papers & Card :  DP magazine freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Jute Twine,Gingham Ribbon & Jingle Bells from stash

Some challenges this is for : 

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas Card/Color Challenge

Glitter n Sparkle : Modern Christmas Colors

 Jellypark Friends Challenge : Ribbons and/or Bows

Lacy Sunshine : Holiday Joy

My Perfect Life : ALWAYS ANY Christmas Card

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays

That Craft Place : Christmas

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Digi/Christmas

Ladybug Crafts : Winter and/or Christmas

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Cute & Cuddly Christmas

The Craft Garden : Christmas

A Gem of a Challenge : Anything Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Bright Colours

Di’s Digis Designs : Christmas!

Open-Minded Challenges : Unusual Christmas (colours)

Brown Sugar : Winter

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Winter

Delicious Doodles : Non-traditional Christmas

Pattie’s Creations : Christmas Cards

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shaking it up for Christmas!

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Over at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog there is a special Advent Calendar to help you count down to Christmas.Every day there will be some gorgeous DT creations to get you in the festive mood.I do hope you drop by to take a look 🙂

Here’s my 1st December creation for you.

As soon as I saw the beautiful New Winter Skates  by Crafty Sentiments Designs I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her 🙂 I found this photo glitter dome in a local bargain shop and as luck would have it my little stamped beauty fitted it perfectly 🙂 Love it when a plan falls in place!!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and to created some lovely dimension on the trimmings of her clothing I pulled out my Fluffy Stuff.This is an amazing product.To watch it as you heat is just pure magic – but then maybe I’m easily pleased or just need to get out more LOL.Also this is perfect for this project as once set it’s there.Needs to be with the rigorous shaking this will get!Here’s a pic of the back view with some patterned paper backing with a lovely Seasonal greeting :

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And finally one with her all shook up :

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Hope I’ve managed to capture the magic for you!It was quite some feat juggling everything,being quick with the camera and not getting too much glare off the dome 😉

Supplies :

Image :  New Winter Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs 
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Memento Tuxedo Black & Danube Blue Dew Drop Ink Pads
Paper : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack
Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors
To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon,Button & Twine from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Snow People
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Snow
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Ribbons and/or Bows
Opus Gluei : Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Lacy Sunshine : North Pole
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas
Catch The Bug : Stuffed (use left over paper) – the backing piece is a scrap 
Inkspirational : Christmas Optional Twist no Red or Green
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Get Festive
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Winter Wonderland
Graph’It Colour Challenge :Two Colours (pink & blue)
Simply Create Too : Snow, Snow, Snow or Use All White
The Stamping Boutique :  Sparkle
Crafting for all Seasons : Tis the Season
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/ Winter
Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes 3-D 
Digistamps 4 Joy : Christmas
Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp :Christmas /Holidays 
Stampavie and More :  Snowflakes
Digi Choosday Challenge: Christmas
Just Inspirational Challenges : Snowflakes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party : Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday : Buttons or Bows 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A Chrismouse Present

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Christmas Presents.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet 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.

Here’s the delightful Merry Chrismouse by Digi Blessings at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet (you get the sentiment with her too!).She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.You know how you see see something and think ‘I must try that!’ but never quite get round to it.Well…this is one of those moments where I actually did.I’ve wanted to make one of these Diaper Fold Pouches for so long!The only problem I had was that you need double sided paper really and I wanted to use these pretty one sided ones.So I went ahead with some thin light coloured kraft card and layered the design paper over the top.Ideally it would be better to use paper as this was just a little too thick and altho’ manageable was quite hard work. Still I think it turned our OK 🙂

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Merry Chrismouse by Digi Blessings at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet
Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack & 12 x 12 Pack,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Light Coloured Kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Bone Folder,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large &  Inverted Scalloped Circles Large, X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Mini Stapler & Coloured Staples from stash
To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Ribbons and/or Bows
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Everything
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle!
Paper Creator’s Crafts : All about Christmas
We Do Doobadoo Challenge: Get Festive
A Creative Romance : Something Old (papers,ribbons & cardstock)
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Completely Christmas : Anything Goes + use Something beginning with S (spots,snowflakes & staples)
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Christmas with Animals
Fussy and Fancy : Happy Holidays
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Gift Packaging with Ribbon or Trim 
4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas Present
Crafty Ribbons :  Animals Christmas time with Ribbon
Crafting for all Seasons : Tis the Season
Digistamps 4 Joy : Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x