A place in the sun(flowers)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything But a Card.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.

I wanted to try something a bit different with the adorable Molly – Sunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs.After mulling over a few gardening related ideas I thought about making a flower pot and adding in some handmade sunflowers.I found a great video here¬†to create a wood effect planter type.She does omit the measurements for the main body of the pot¬†but I figured out it needed to be 11cm high and the length of an A4 piece of card.She also uses a wood panel stamp but not having one I embossed with a folder instead and¬†rubbed ink over it.I would have preferred to use my woodgrain embossing folder¬†but as it’s still AWOL I made do with this one :S I added in some greenery¬†as a filler cut from an icicle die and made up my sunflowers from yellow card after inking them and folding the petals for more dimension.The stems are some re-purposed round lolly sticks coloured to match the grass and leaves.The sunflower centres are buttons threaded with jute button thread and I tied a thicker piece of the same type of twine around the outside for a rustic feel.Molly was coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut before being popped up on foam tape for dimension.There all done and it was quite easy to construct too – a huge bonus in my book ūüėÄ

Closer view of Molly -Sunflowers :

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Supplies :

Image : Molly РSunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Desert Sand,Cantaloupe,Tangelo and Pear Tart Memento Dew Drop Inks

Cardstock : Kraft from stash,Yellow & Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : Fiskars 30 cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Ball embossing tool,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Marianne Design Icicle Border,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Leaves from the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Big Shot,Stick It!Hot Melt Glue Gun,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Button Thread and Jute Twine from my stash,Recycled Lolly Sticks

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything But a Card

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with a Twist of Die Cuts

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Buttons & Bows

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Use Your Stuff : Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams : How Does Your Garden Grow

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge: Flowers 

Creative Corner :Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : A Bouquet of Flowers

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Use a Digital or Stamped Flower Image

Polkadoodles : Girly, but no Pink

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Inspired By Colour 

 

2 Creative Chicks: Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Dream Factory : The Secret Garden

Lia Stampz Challenge : Embossing

Sparkles Forum Challenges ¬†:¬†It’s Spring (minimum of 5 flowers)

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday¬†: It’s all about the Hair colour!

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Madison ‘blings’ on the love

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Oddball Art 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.

Just look at the love going on between Madison N¬†Toby by Oddball Art.They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I die cut an 8 x 8 card blank to create the shape then covered and layered with these pretty papers.I finally managed to find my bow die that I’d been disappointed to have mislaid for so long.So it’s been put in it’s rightful place in my overflowing DJ CD flight case ūüôā I cut and added the strip to the right of the image to give the impression that it’s wrapped and tied.The sentiment has been die cut and matted onto a piece of paper to match the paper ribbon and blinged up all the way around.A large gem from the same set has been placed atop of the bow.I have so many gems…well all manner of embellishments,really…that I really need to make more use of them.Anyway this shall be another card for my DD2’s birthday in October.She loves our dog so much and our girl loves her right back.Actually she loves everybody – even complete strangers!If she can’t accost people in the street for a cuddle she lurks in the window to greet them with a smile and a wag of her tail.Yes,she does actually smile ūüôā Altho’ people who don’t know her find her quite scary.There are some folks I don’t explain her actions to i.e. double glazing and other salespeople that turn up uninvited on my doorstep!!I let them think she’s a ferocious beast – even tho’ she’s the daftest,softest,friendliest,most beautiful girl ūüėÄ

Here she is relaxing in her favourite seat in the house.It’s also my DH’s so they have to jostle for pole position.I bet you can tell who wins! :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies :

Image : Madison N Toby by Oddball Art

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5 & Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot Plus,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Gems from Trimcraft The London Line

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Two or More¬†Designer Papers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede¬†:¬†Children’s Birthday Card

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Lots of Layers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Teentastic

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

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

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything But A Square Card

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Animals

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Animals

Scribbles Designs Challenge :¬†B is for… (use things that start with B) – Bow,Bling – and,oh if I can get away with it,Bow Wow (dog)!

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Add a Bow

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Not Angular (no right angles)

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly : With a Heart

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Butterflies are our friends,cupcake :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments¬†this week is Mother’s Day.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a¬†super prize.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you‚Äôre there.

As soon as I saw the delightful¬†Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†I knew I wanted to make something special with her (or at least I hope that’s what I’ve managed to do?!).I found this fantastic tutorial on how to make a Cupcake Gift Purse/Box on From My Craft Room¬†and another to make a Faux Cupcake as a little gift to go inside :

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The instructions called for a styrofoam¬†ball or some florists¬†foam but as I didn’t have either to hand I trimmed down a segment from a Cadbury’s Egg ‘n’ Spoon¬†¬†carton.This also kind of cut the middle man out as in the directions it showed to adhere¬†the flowers in place,holding them with a pin until the glue dried.I just took the pins and after colouring the pearl tops with a Copic Marker stuck the flowers where I wanted them,filling any gaps with leaves.As this is glued into the case and¬†it won’t¬†be handled by small children I’m sure¬†nobody will get hurt ūüėȬ†I have a big pot of these pins so it’s not like I’m going to miss any ūüėõ¬†I also took one and added a metal butterfly spacer bead.

I coloured up Butterfly Friends with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,trying to capture a furry feel,before fussy cutting and positioning her on the front.This was a lot of fun to make and altho’ it looked a little daunting it really wasn’t that difficult ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Stamp Set Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Card & Other : Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass &  Worn Lipstick,Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Woodware¬†Large¬†Corner Lever Punch,Craft Knife,Nestabilities Standard Square¬†Large & Standard Circle Large,Nellie’s Multi-Frame Die Set Squares,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!,Crafters Companion Die‚Äôsire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Tag Die from Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Decoupage Scissors,Big Shot

To Embellish : Pins,Metal Butterfly Spacer Bead& Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Flower Power

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Paper Minutes : Bears

Papertake Weekly : In the Garden

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

AuroraWings Challenge : Flowers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Eureka Stamps : Flowers

Get Creative Challenges¬†:¬†For the Ladies or Mother’s Day

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Whoopsi Daisy : Things with Wings

Come and Get It : Got Flowers?

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Special Lady

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Sentimental Sundays¬†:¬†Happy Mother’s Day / Really Girly

That Craft Place : Tags

A Gem of a Challenge : More Than One Fold

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Catch The Bug : In the Garden

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Load on those Flowers

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Has Sprung

Craft for the Craic : Wings

Fussy and Fancy : Lots of Flowers

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bear-ly Time to Relax ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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 Charles Bear – Just Relax by¬†Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†all coloured up with Polychromos Pencils to add some texture to his fur and the wooden tub his bathing in.A few white gel pen highlights have been thrown into the mix along with some gloss to the bubbles and spilt water.I chose some First Edition papers that reminded me of wallpaper patterns along with a woodgrain one from another set.I was¬†going to use an embossing folder of the same pattern but it seems to have gone AWOL!A Gromlet – or Wallace & Gromlet as I like to call them ūüėČ – and some hairy twine (always good for hairy men’s cards) have been added.Just love these alaphabet stamps ūüėÄ Well,that’s another Father’s Day card ready.

Supplies :

Image : Charles Bear РJust Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Woodgrain from First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting and layering)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch.Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Layers

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Animals (just Animals)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Layers

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Many Layers

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

Whimsy Inspiration : Color an Image

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x