‘Gift’ me snow ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments¬†this week is everyone’s favourite Anything Goes.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.

It seems funny making Christmas cards in the throes of Summer but when you find an image as beautiful as My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†it makes you feel the need.Plus the fact it takes time to create each one you really should be prepared!!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers along with a few white gel pen highlights.For the fur on her trims Fluffy Stuff has been used and Polar White Flower Soft,for a different texture,added for snow.I do tend to stick to a basic layout and just mix it up a bit with different papers,card,images and embellishments.It does help with ploughing through with batch making.Designs are also kept simpler these days with the cost of postage!Baker’s Twine and a charm complete the card – I also know these will pass the 5mm mark and not have incur the Large Letter Stamp fee ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Polar White Flower Soft,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green Cardstock from stash,DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad

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

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Snowflake Charm from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ  : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots :¬†“Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Snowflakes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Noor! Designs UK : Christmas

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Frame It

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jingle Belles : Postal (postage stamps/delivery/mailbox or postcard)

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Frame It Out

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Snow In Summertime

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Many Hippo Returns ;)

 

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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.

How’d you like to be greeted on your birthday by this happy chappy?!Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign¬†by Ken Benner Designs¬†has been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils onto Desert Storm card along with some Souffl√© pen highlights.The pencil has also been softened with the¬†Blending ¬†Solution and paper stumps.The sign comes plain on the original digi stamp so I added in a greeting of my own using Word ūüėČ The image was printed out again onto white cardstock so that it could be paper pieced to allow¬†the wording to be more noticeable.Decided to make the base card from some more of the same cardstock and for matting the papers onto for a coordinated look.Tied some twine between the two sections,threading with a button first.A few dew drops have been scattered across the bubble-like circles on the top piece as I felt it just needed a little extra something ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs

Sentiment : Created by me!

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen

Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large & Small,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Papermania Assorted Buttons Brights,Jute Twine & Dew Drops from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cheerful Stamp Pad  : Happy Birthday

Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots¬†:¬†Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Animal Friends Challenge : Zoo (must have an animal)

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Add a sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Use Ribbon/Lace/|Twine

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Animals

Lunagirl Moonbeams : August РAnimals

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬† August¬†– Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Snow much fun at Christmas :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Holiday.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.

What a cute couple A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs make ūüôā They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and some lovely texture has been provided with Fluffy Stuff.It makes excellent snow but it’s also great for those furry festive trimmings too.Quite a simple designed card with the embossed panel but a touch of luxury has been added with some sumptuous velvet ribbon.Just love using jingle bells too – no good for posting tho’ ūüė¶ Reserved for hand delivered cards only.These are attached with Baker’s Twine here.Thought the lovely wording was the perfect¬†accompaniment to this darling pair.Think I might give this to my DH but will have to wait and see what he’s getting me for Christmas first…LOL – just kidding ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars X-mas Collection Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Artemio Golden Bells,Velvet Ribbon from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Always Something Creative : Clean and Simple

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday (Christmas)

SLS Lines Challenge : Christmas/Creepmas in July

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Ditch the Design Papers

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge) :  Add Ribbon or Washi Tape

The Ribbon Girls : Just add Ribbon

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas¬†:¬†Two of Something (Bells)

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Christmas in July

Whimsy Inspiration :  Christmas In July

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A frogtastic new home!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami 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 just had to play with the most amusing Funny Frog by Sami Stamps¬†ūüėĬ†He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers,including the Blender to create some texture to his frog skin,and to add to the fun he had to have a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer on his glasses along with a furry moustache,to make it more tactile.I did have to wrack my brains on how to bring the idea to reality.In my stash I had some Polar White Flower Soft but that wasn’t the colour I wanted his ‘tache to be…So I pulled out some Terracotta Posh Impressions Rainbow Ink that I’ve had for ages and added a couple of drops,stirred with a cocktail stick in a medicine measuring cup!Once it was dry it was stuck into place with some dries clear PVA.Cut a shaped easel for the base and added these papers that I bought quite a few Summer’s ago in a sale.I fussy cut him and plonked him on top of an embossed and die cut piece.The sentiment has been computer generated and cut into a banner shape with some paper twine wrapped around one end.I added some Shimmer Dots that were originally silver to decorate¬†but out came a coordinating Copic Ciao to transform them!This is for my DD1 who has recently move into a new home with a couple of her friends whilst she’s at uni.

Supplies :

Image : Funny Frog by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Ranger Posh Impressions Rainbow Ink

Papers & Card : DP  Paper Adventures Mod Green Damask and Mod Green Paisley,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Large,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Shimmer Dots Silver (changed with Copic Marker),Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : More than one fold

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Oddball Art Stamps : Die Cuts

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Dies or Punches

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Add a sentiment

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals or birds 

Brown Sugar : Animals

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :  Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World¬†:¬†Use 3 of Something (Shimmer Dots)

Polkadoodles : More than 1 Fold

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft :  Anything Goes

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

4 Crafty Chicks :  Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : August Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x