Guitaring Into Shape!

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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 prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Here’s the sweet Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’d seen these shaped cards for a while in my local craft warehouse and thought about getting them several times.Then the last time I was in there they were only £1.99 a pack!So into my basket they fell…just like that!Also treated myself to these pretty papers…and then those rather lovely cloud dies drifted off the shelf too 😉 I cut an aperture in the centre of the card base then added the cloud paper behind on foam tape for extra dimension.The butterfly paper was laid on top with a punched border,which I cut in half,peeking out from the edges.A full border was threaded with ribbon and placed across so that once fussy cut she could perch on it.I die cut the swirly cloud then cut the dotted frame one from some hammer card and also backed it with the middle from that to give more definition.The stamp,a magazine freebie,fitted the space at the top perfectly.Some little pearl flowers and more of the same ribbon have been added to finish the card off.My DD1 bought herself a guitar just after her last birthday so I thought this would be good for her next one.Roll on October….lol

Supplies :

Image : Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie

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

Card & Paper : Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal,Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Hammer Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 Pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Pearl Flowers from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Include a Butterfly

Pile It On : Fancy Frames and/or Beautiful Borders

Sunday Stamper : Freeze Frame

The Ribbon Girls : Any image challenge – use ribbon or lace

Crafty Calendar : Add a sentiment

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : 2 or more patterned papers

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Things with Wings (butterflies on paper)

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Cool Shakes

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Kenny K 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.

As soon as I saw this adorable Polar Bear by Kenny K I knew I would have to make a shaker card.I’ve not made one in ages and they seem to have made a resurgence in the crafting world more recently,mostly filled with sequins as part of a newish trend too but I couldn’t find mine 😦 Does that imply I have have too much craft stuff?NEVER!Things have been kept simple here with the White on White (not done that in a quite a while too),minimal colouring in pale blues,clear micro beads added to the shaker element and clear dew drops for a cool watery feel.The sentiment I printed out using Word to give this a male theme with the intention of it being for my DH in preparation for Father’s Day 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Polar Bear by Kenny K

Sentiment : By me!

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited  6 x 6 Card Blanks,Leather Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,White Funky Foam (Double layered hidden die cut frame for shaker element),Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circle,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stix 2 Clear Plastic Beads,Clear Dew Drops from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Shaker

Eureka Stamps : Four-legged Friends

Stamp and Create : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Add a Sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs Include an Animal

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : Add an Animal

Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : White – Colour your image only

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x