Fairy-ly stitched up

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bingo.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 peek at¬†the Bingo board :

This is the¬†dreamy¬†Rose Fairy¬†¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs.What a beauty ūüôā She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’ve followed the left hand vertical column (Stitching,Embossing,Buttons).The background squares and the ovals,with the stitching detail,have been cut with my new Crealies dies.

After looking at many (far too many) of this style of die I decided on these.They seemed very good value and doubts about things being too good to be true started creeping into my head.Oh my gosh!I’m impressed!On the first pass to cut them on my Big Shot the stitched detail showed straight away.I then went on to emboss them and got the beautiful raised part like you do with other dies with embossing capabilities.Altho’ I could have used them by just cutting them I liked the added dimension ūüôā They are quite sizeable too.I’ve never bought this brand before and I’m so happy with them ūüėÄ Only thing I wasn’t sure about was the ovals being longer and skinnier than my Nestie sets but as you can see this pretty gal fits in nicely.I’ve also made a – dare I say it…yeah I’m gonna¬†–¬†Christmas card with them and the image fitted fine in there too.

Anyways…back to this card… For the embossing I chose a rose¬†folder to go with my fairy friend.And the buttons are added to the flower centres.Finished with a freebie stamp ūüôā

 

Supplies :

Image : Rose Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : From a freebie set with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine

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

Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

My Time to Craft : Fairies 

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge :  Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

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

Simon Says Stamp : Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product (I love colouring images in so I suppose it follows that Copic Markers are my favourite product)

Digi Chooseday : Buttons

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu¬†:¬†Pink Team –¬†Anything Goes

Fairytale Stampers : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Buttons (real or faux)

That Craft Place : Layers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

No.1 Dad ‘wood’ you believe?!

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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.

Here’s the adorable KIDZ – dad boy¬†by¬†Bugaboo Stamps¬†coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.The wording has been paper pieced with some woodgrain effect paper.Of course he’s perfect for Father’s Day or if your kids just want to tell their Dad how great he is!I layered up the rest of the card and cut some banners from more of the papers from the same pad.As they are quite contrasting I¬†didn’t feel the need for additional cardstock.A line of piercing and faux stitching has added across the top of the banners to give the impression they have been sewn on.Real sewing?Not me!Well,not very often ūüėČ A row of brads,chosen as they stood out best against the paper,decorate the top right corner.

Supplies :

Image : KIDZ – dad boy by Bugaboo Stamps

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Papers : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Brads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Boys

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Men

Sentimental Sundays¬†:¬†Happy Father’s Day or Manly Cards

That Craft Place : Layers

Little Claire’s¬†:¬†Father’s Day

My Sheri Crafts : Masculine

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Dads

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Father’s Day or Graduation

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

4 Crafty Chicks¬†: Father’s Day

Crafting for all Seasons¬†:¬†It’s A Boy Thing

Creative Moments¬†: Anything Goes/Man In Your Life/Father’s Day

Little Red Wagon : Stitching

Paper Shelter Challenge : Make It Digital

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

Cardz 4 Guyz¬†:¬†Father’s Day

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations¬†:¬†Father’s Day

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out (die cut,hand cut banners and letters for paper piecing)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

As sweet as a cupcake :)

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It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks of the June New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.There are 5 new rubber stamps from the Ginger Snaps Collection available from the 23rd June!

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog¬†to check out some amazing creations ūüôā

This is Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes and isn’t she just the sweetest?!She’s been watercoloured with pencils for a softer look to go with the pastel colours on the card.The background piece is Whitewash card embossed with one of my favourite folders then sanded back to reveal some of the colour.The edges have been pierced too.A panel of cute cupcake paper which has had the top and bottom punched plus¬†an aperture cut has been placed over Little Polly to frame her.The sentiments have been cut from another sheet of paper from the same collection and I ‘made’ the epoxy sticker buttons by placing them over yet another piece of paper with – yes,you’ve guessed it! – buttons printed on it and cutting them out,including pierced holes.The largest one has been threded with some Baker’s Twine – how apt ūüėÄ

Here’s a close up of the frosting on her cupcake decorated¬†by applying Frosted Lace Stickles.See what I did there ūüėČ

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly РI Love Cupcakes  by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cut from DP (details under Papers & Card )

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger and she passed them on to me),Frosted Lace Stickles

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Polkadoodles : Frame It

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Your Hearts Desire (Anything Goes)

Crafty Creations : Embossing

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

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Buttons

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Frame

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Playing A-round

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is For a Man.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.

After toying with a few football and circular themed ideas the decision was made to go with a round easel card plus a paper pieced football.Perfect for this great little guy –¬†Let’s Play Ball by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.As this is for my DH (it’s OK he won’t see it – he doesn’t show any interest in my blog :P) and being he’s an avid Man Utd fan¬†I tried to colour this as closely as I could to their¬†home kit.The trophy is a bought die cut piece I’ve had an my stash for many years,dragged out especially for this occasion¬†ūüėȬ†The ‘1’ is removable so it got a coating of black Copic ink before being put back into place.A stamped tag has been tied to the handle with some cord from a clothing price tag.I found the chipboard button from the same collection as the paper and threaded some more cord through that.Spot and stripes make a good combination for manly cards,don’t you think?A computer generated greeting added as a banner shaped stopper completes the card .

Supplies :

Image :¬†Let’s Play Ball by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment & Tag : Computer generated by me,Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights 8 x 8 Paper Pack,All cardstock from stash

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Big Shot Plus,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights Chipboard Buttons,Trophy Die Cut from stash,Black cord from clothing price tag

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Ladybug Crafts : Use Your Dies

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas¬†:¬†Father’s Day

Crafty Boots¬†:¬†Father’s Day/Man in Your Life

Love to Scrap :¬†Father’s Day or Masculine Project

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : For/Featuring a Father/Man

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs :¬†Die Cuts

My Time to Craft : Male

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Just For Dad

Pattie’s Creations¬†: Father’s Day or Graduation

Polkadoodles :¬†Father’s Day or Anything Male

Simply Create Too : Masculine

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : June Anything Goes

Inky Impressions : Make It For A Man

Penny’s Paper-Crafty :¬†Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Make It Masculine

Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything But A Square Card

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Pretty Shaky

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind¬†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.

Isn’t Spring Melody by The East Wind¬†just so pretty?After my recent rediscovery of shaker cards I thought I’d go down a more girly route…filled with sequins,beads ,gems and prettiness ūüôā She’s been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils for a soft look,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.No blending solution here,just layers of pencil to merge and shade.Some lovely,glittery paper for the top¬†piece.A stamped greeting ¬†and that’s it ūüôā I felt with all the glitz I didn’t really need to add anything else.Nor did I want to cover the sparkly paper too much¬†ūüėČ

This is going in my collection of cards for my DD2’s birthday – in October!She loves listening to music so this is perfect for her ūüėÄ

(I did see a card that inspired this one.Sorry,I always give credit where it’s due¬†but¬†I’m not able to this time as¬†I cleared my History and no longer have the link ūüė¶ )

Supplies :

Image : Spring Melody by The East Wind

Sentiment : From a past Cardmaking and Papercraft  freebie stamp set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 Pad,Card Blank from an old card making kit that someone gave me as a gift and never used!

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish РWell,fill the shaker : Sequins,Beads & Gems from the same card kit as the Card Blank

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Dragonfly Dreams : Special Occasions

Eclectic Ellapu¬†:¬†Pink Team –¬†Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Pile It On

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes 

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Birthday

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†All That Glitters

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Happy Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Crafty Time : Girls, Girls, Girls

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Layer It Up

Ladybug Crafts : Use Your Dies

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon¬†:¬†Use It Up! (Card making kit that I’ve had since 2007!!)

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

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Celebrations

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x