Looking pretty for Autumn

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Autumn Leaves.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.

Molly РLooking Pretty by Crafty Sentiments Designs has been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils and then blended out for a softer look.I chose some lovely papers to go with her and the top panel has been embossed.A little faux stitching has been drawn around the edges using a fine liner pen.After adding the die cut border three lengths of jute twine were adhered above it,the ends on the right hand side have been left free.I tied the bow allowing the loose ends to create multiple tails.The panel with the totally adorable Molly lays flat and I die cut a frame then raised it on some foam tape for some dimension.The wooden leaves and toadstool have been colourised around the edges with a Spectrum Noir Pencil then I applied Blending Solution with a paper stump for a more muted effect before being arranged around the frame.

Supplies :

Image : Molly РLooking Pretty by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Papers & Card :¬†DP Dovecraft¬†12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Core‚Äôdinations Distress Collection 12×12 Tumbled Glass & Dried Marigold,White Card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Ovals Scalloped and Ovals,Die-sire Embossalicious 6×6 Embossing Folder Florabunda,Scalloped Border Die from Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Big Shot Plus,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Teens & Tweens

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Add Embellishments

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Leaves

A Gem of a Challenge : Autumn

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Favourite Shape Card (Yeah,pretty boring but I do love a square)

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

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

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Twist = Girly Girl)

Digital Delights by Louby Loo : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes or Halloween

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

The most lover-ly scarf around ;)

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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’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

When I saw the beautiful Scarf Lover by The East Wind I just knew I wanted to make a circular shaped card but I also had the idea of adding dimension.I coloured her with Spectrum Noir Pencils,added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes,lips and badges¬†in her scarf before fussy cutting her.The card base was created by die cutting two Nestie shapes and cutting an aperture in one.To give lift to the top layer I concertinaed two strips of card and adhered them on each side of the back piece,making sure they were parallel.The top piece was carefully lined up then stuck into place.*Tip* I chose to stand the scalloped cricle on two ‘bumps’ for more stability,this also means it free stands without the need for trimming.The patterned backing paper was cut from the same size die as the aperture but the photo angle shows the dimension better so it appears to be smaller.A length of hessian/jute ribbon with a frilled ribbon has been laid across the back.The image was then popped up on foam tape.I layered a couple of paper flowers and added a wooden heart shaped button top.This has been threaded with a scrap piece of the hessian ribbon that fell off the¬†end bit I trimmed.Behind that a couple of pearl headed pins have been safely tucked in with foam tape (which also holds the flower in place).Rather than throw away the off cut of hessian I inserted it at the back.The sentiment has been stamped onto a wooden plaque.I found these¬†on The Works website for a pound and was quite impressed to find twelve in the pack (4 each of 3 different styles) ūüėÄ I if hadn’t have added the wooden embellishments this card could be squashed flat for posting – but this is intended for hand delivery ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Scarf Lover by The East Wind

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion¬†Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Souffl√© Pen (to highlight her eyes),3D Crystal Lacquer,Sepia¬†Archival¬†Ink

Paper & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine Freebie,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Dried Marigold

Tools : Big Shot Plus,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Pebbles Orange Ribbon,Dovecraft 24 Paper Blossoms Peach,Wooden Plaques from The Works,Cream Hessian/Jute Ribbon,Pearl Headed Pins & Wooden Heart Shaped Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly +Dreams¬†:¬†Let’s Get Girly

A Gem of a Challenge : Autumn

Little Claire’s¬†:¬†Autumn

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Anything Bur a Square or  Rectangle

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers :  Always Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon¬†:¬†“Orange” you glad it’s Autumn +¬†Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Autumn Splendour

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

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

Digi Galore : Anything Goes

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Just Do It (Anything Goes)

Crafting for all Seasons : Layering It Up

Crafty Creations : It Takes Two (Double flowers,layered)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon¬†:¬†Happy Fall Y’all

Paper Shelter Challenge : Birthday Card with a Sentiment

Stampavie and More : Birthday

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes or Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shake it quietly!

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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 Quite Time by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and fussy cut so that she can perch on the ribbon of this shaker card.I’ve been getting into making these lately,varying the way I make the shaker element.This time the shaker is on the card front and you can see the die cut sentiment through the aperture.The pretty paper is a recent magazine freebie.I filled the window with some sequins and beads I had lying around in my stash.A few got stuck once I’d given it a shake so let them stay where they were for the photo ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Quite Time by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers & Card : DP Bo Bunny freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Other Materials : White Funky Foam to layer up for the shaker frame

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Only Words Dies Cherish Every Moment Die,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Beads & Sequins from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams¬†:¬†Let’s Get Girly

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : September any image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Artiste Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

TIME OUT Challenges : Make Your Mark (any marker, chalk, pencils etc)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Falling for this pup!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies¬†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.

My goodness,isn’t Fall Pup by A Day For Daisies just adorable ūüėÄ He’s been coloured with Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils¬†onto Desert Storm card.Love how these look on this cardstock!The blue hint of sky around the pup has been softened with¬†Blending ¬†Solution and a paper stump.Gone for a CAS look,with stitched die cuts and hand cut banners,to allow the image to shine ūüôā The wording has been ¬†die cut using ¬†paper from the same collection to tie it in.I was going to leave it at that but decided to add the paper twine threaded button at the last minute as I couldn’t resist ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Fall Pup by A Day For Daisies

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

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less, ,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools :¬† X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies¬†Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Just Because,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Browns,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Journeys : Button it Up

Eclectic Ellapu¬†:¬†Purple Team¬†~Use something in your stash that is 6 months or older (Button is years old!Paper twine a couple of years at least!Pencils I’ve had 7 months)

Quirky Crafts : Animal Magic

Allsorts : Buttons

Crafty Friends Challenge : Something Beginning with B (button,banners)

Di’s Digis Designs¬†: Fabulous Fall Colours¬†

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes 

A Day for Daisies : Frame It (faux stitching around the image)

Crafting-With-Friends :Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Autumn Colours

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Lovely Leaves

The Stamping Boutique : Banners

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : A Real Cutie

Moving along with the Times : Cute Animal

Crafting for all Seasons : Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts,Digi Image,Sentiment)

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Use A Sentiment

Little Red Wagon : Digi Do

Sisterhood of Crafters : Photo Inspiration 

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Good Book(mark)!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is School.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.

The first thing that came to mind for the sweet¬†A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs was a corner bookmark.Not made one in a while – and they’re easy as well a fun!She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and then fussy cut.I actually HATE cutting out but I do it so much.Nah!Still don’t like it¬†ūüėõ¬†The one thing I DO like is these pretty papers,tho’ ūüôā Being double sided and more like a cardstock weight they were perfect for this project ūüėÄ Found some pretty ribbon and gems in my stash to coordinate.Love it when it all comes together ūüôā

Supplies :

Image :  A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

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

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Back To School

Allsorts : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Anything But a Square or  Rectangle

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Children

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Back To School

Fussy and Fancy : Back to School

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Back To School

The Stamping Boutique : Back To School

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Back To School / For a Teacher

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : September Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x