Life’s a picnic – No Josh-in’

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It’s Crafty Sentiments Designs New Releases Day 5 Preview.There will be 5 fantastic new rubber stamps over at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 25th February.

Here’s a little sneak peek of Josh – Picnic.Such a great image with those warmer months approaching and a good all rounder too – there’s¬†so much scope with this.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and gone for a pretty rustic,woodsy feel to my card.Lots of kraft,distressed edges,raffia lace ribbon,wooden button threaded with jute twine,a cluster of die cut greenery and….a squashed bottle cap!Well,a beer one to be precise.Hubby donates me quite a few of these so I put them to a better purpose ūüôā

If you haven’t seen the previous New Release Preview Days ¬†I suggest you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog and check out my fellow Teamies ¬†amazing creations.You will not be disappointed!!

 

Supplies :

Image : Josh РPicnic by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments :¬†¬†‘Yum’ from Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design Set,’Just for You’ ticket part of a Wee Stamps magazine freebie set

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from stash, Green Bazzill Basics

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Leaves¬†2,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch

To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Wooden Button and Jute Twine all from stash, Recycled Bottle Cap

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Incy Wincy Designs : Distressing

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Add Something Green

Perfectly Rustics : Little Boy or Girl

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Layer It On

Crafty Calendar :Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : All things Kraft / Homespun / Recycled

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Use Kraft

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Simon Says Stamp : Add A Little Texture

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Game On!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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.

I coloured up Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps¬†with Copic Ciao Markers and added in some white gel pen hightlights.I was lucky to find these papers in an after Christmas sale at my local craft warehouse.I just knew they’d come in handy!The red spotty bracket piece and orange star border are die cuts from the same pad.I dug out some lime coloured card to coordinate with it and added a sprinkling of star brads.The sentiment I made using my¬†Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.This one is quite fancy in the fact that it has interchangeable wheels with different fonts and punctuation marks.BUT it wasn’t until I started clicking away that I realised there wasn’t an apostrophe.Oooops….hence the asterisk or little star I prefer to call it.It ties in better with the card that way ūüėõ

After having my 13-year-old son at home last week for half-term this seems quite apt!Mind you,this is for his Birthday…in December!Nothing like being prepared ūüėÄ

 

Supplies :

Image :  Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps

Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Kaisercraft Blast Off! 6 1/2″ Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch

To Embellish : Papermania Star Brads

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It  : Lots of Layers

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with BIRTHDAYS

A Gem of a Challenge¬†:¬†Children’s Playtime

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Bloggers : Use Metal (brads)

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Scrap & Craft Challenge : Birthday

Seize The Birthday : Birthday +  Topping Option

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration :Use A Sentiment

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge  : Love Metal (brads)

Creative Card Crew : Birthday with Sentiment

Cuttin and Stamping Challenge : Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Use Metal

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bling on the music and dance!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bling It On.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 the pretty Annabel – Let’s Dance¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s all coloured up in Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the spots on her dress and highlights in her eyes I’ve swapped my usual Gelly Roll pen for a Souffl√© instead to make them stand out more.The easel card has been die cut from some Worn Lipstick Core’dinations and matted with some freebie magazine paper that tones in beautifully.I’ve even applied some of the coordinating Distress Ink around Annabel,leaving¬†her in the Nestie to create the white border to add a little pop ūüôā The tiny gem topped flowers were saved from the punched¬†strips.The freebie stamp set sentiment has also had ink rubbed around the edge whilst still in the die.The ribbon was chosen to bring out¬†the green in the paper.

 

And now for some exciting news!Tune in to Create and Craft at 1 p.m to see Crafty Sentiments very own Suzette demonstrating some fabulous new stamps!

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Supplies :

Image :¬†Annabel – Let’s Dance by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP Freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Standard CirclesSmall,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin, Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Girl who Crafts : Anything Goes

Card and Scrap : Anything Goes

Crafting Musketeers : Cute

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creatalicious Challenges : NO square or rectangle cards

Catch The Bug : Girls just want to have fun 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Spring Greens

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Perfectly Pink

Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

All in a Spin!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis¬† 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 taken this little piggy from the Party Animals set by Deedee’s Digis and decided he would make a great Yo-Yo Spinner Card¬†using a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.That’s why there’s a thread with a button dangling ¬†from under his chin.Bet you were wondering,eh? ūüėČ When you pull the string his head spins!

Bit difficult to capture in stills but this may give you the gist of it :

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And here’s how it ends up once it’s unravelled completely and his head is back to where it began :

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These are great for kids – or husbands!Kind of equates to the same thing in most cases ūüėõ

My goodness,there’s so much in this set!Three images in various uncoloured and coloured forms,three 6 x 6 papers and four sentiments!I’ve coloured up the pig with Copic Ciao Markers and I’ve used two of the papers with some complementary purple card from my stash.I really thought this style of card would go so well with those fabby sentiments!Ideally I would’ve loved to have added another orange button to the border at the top but I only had one so chose a matching one in purple instead.The black thread is recycled from some clothing price labels ūüôā

 

Supplies :

Image,Papers & Sentiments : All from¬†Party Animals set by Deedee’s Digis

Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Cardstock : Purple & Kraft from my stash,Papermania Acetate (not seen – for the spinner)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop (this is actually what you get left with after cutting the scallops),Nestabilities Standard Circles Small (for cutting the acetate for the spinner),Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Purples & Oranges,Black Thread recycled from clothing price labels,Papermania Metallic Brad from stash (not seen Рholds spinning mechanism together)

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge¬†:¬†Two’s (use 2 of something) – Buttons,papers & sentiments

Polkadoodles :  All things Kraft (card base)

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Recycle (Black Thread)

Simon Says Stamp : All Creatures Great and Small

Just Inspirational Challenges : Any Animal

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A sign you’re getting old?!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet¬†¬†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 just couldn’t resist the cheeky¬†Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs.He’s been printed out onto Desert Storm Kraft Card and coloured with¬†Spectrum Noir Pencils along with some white gel pen.All edges have been Distress inked and roughed up with a Paper Distresser.The snake skin strip is actually a piece of an old belt,trimmed to fit the card.This will be a Birthday card for my Hubby.Not that I’m saying he’s getting old LOL ūüėõ

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs (the sign is blank so you can add any message you like)

Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Cute Characters Set 2

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp, Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder Mesh Texture,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Brads from stash,Piece of an old belt

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Punch or Die Cut

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Crafty Catz : Birthdays

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Hand Coloured Image

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Birthday¬†Card

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/ Love

Scrappers’ Delights¬†: Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Reddy for Roses ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Include a Heart.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.

So with Valentine’s Day looming closer I thought I’d pick (no pun intended – well,maybe a little) the delightful¬†Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†.Coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The young lady has been given a little more blush to her cheeks than I usually add as I felt she was a bit coy at this romantic gesture.Now if it were me I think I would pass out with sheer shock if my DH presented me with a red rose!I tried not to make this too girly as this will actually be for him.Altho’ I say that…a flowery patterned paper magically appeared along with a rose embossed border and some ribbon – but at least it’s navy blue ūüėõ As I’m just a teensy bit fussy I die cut the card base from a regular 8 x 8 card blank then overlaid it with a matching die cut piece of textured card so that I got the whole shape.Personally I just don’t like those missed/straight bits when doing it myself.Because I grabbed the sentiment from a set that was to hand and as I felt it was on the¬†small side I added a heart shaped brad underneath.By my own admission this is a lazy way to add a design feature but it works ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,White Card  American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Blue & Red Card from stash

Tools : Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Damask Rose Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine Freebie,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brad,Ribbon cut from those annoying hanging bits of a recently purchased top

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge¬†:¬†Valentine’s

Card Mania : Add Some Red 

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Hearts & Valentines

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Come and Get It : Texture

Great Impressions : Love Love Love

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Love Is In The Air

Lacy Sunshine : Have a Heart

The Ribbon Girls : Romance

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Include a Heart(s)

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†: Love is in the Air

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Romance

Fairy Tale : Something with a Heart

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Hearts and Ribbon

Simply Create Too¬†:¬†Happy Valentine’s Day (or use hearts)

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Hearts

C.R.A.F.T. : Valentines Day/Love

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : All You Need Is Love

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fairy Wishes

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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 beautiful Fairy Sitting on a Toadstool¬†¬†by¬†Aurora Wings¬†.But then all Mitzi’s¬†images are beautiful ūüėČ So…I bought some Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils way before¬†Christmas and in my usual style they’ve been sat in a box – until now that is!To be fair this is the first card I’ve made in a long while as my computer took a turn for the worse and crashed.Feeling quite pleased that with some help from my thirteen-year-old son we managed to set it back to factory settings and got it running again I really wasn’t prepared for it to go and die completely within a week ūüė¶ So now I’m left with the headache of finding someone reputable to fix it…For now I’ve got loan of DH’s laptop.Wish he’d cleaned it before he let me borrow it tho’ !Urgh!

Anyway back to the card…I printed her out on Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm Card bought specifically for the purpose of trying out my new pencils.I did buy a ton of it (well maybe not quite) as my local craft warehouse had a whopping 30% off!The fairy and toadstools were coloured just using the pencils to merge the different colour tones together.For the grass,foliage and sky I was a bit more scribbly and blended it out with the Blending Soloution and a large paper stump.Have to say I was impressed at how the sky blended out as I was a bit worried the scratchy strokes would still show but,nah,they’re really not there! ūüėõ So I was quite pleased at my first proper go with these but,as always,there’s room for improvement!

If you or someone you know would love to be part of the DT at Craft Your Passion Challenges please take a look here¬† ūüôā

 

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Sitting on a Toadstool by Aurora Wings

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP¬†Papermania Sew Lovely 12 ¬†x ¬†12 Paper Pack,Papermania Sew Lovely¬†Die-Cut ¬†Notelets,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools :¬†Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate¬†Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Spellbinders¬†Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials ¬†Just The Ticket,X-Cut ¬†Guillotine,Kars Blending Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Card Mania : Add Some Red

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Allsorts : Flower Power

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle 

Little Claire’s¬†:¬†Bright and Beautiful

Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Things with Wings

Polkadoodles : Flower Power

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Lots of Layers

Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x