It’s all black & white after a fashion!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Black and White.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 thought¬†60’s Fashion¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs would be perfect for this colour combo especially all coloured up in the style of an old photograph.I even shied away from normal skintones to add to the effect,tho’ I was tempted!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and a¬†few white gel pen highlights have been added too.The paper rose started out white and the leaf green but I decided to give them a more dramatic look by changing them with the Black Copic Marker.The ribbon and buttons are from the same collection as the papers.

Supplies :

Image :¬†60’s Fashion by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Black Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Daisy Mini Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Ribbon,Paper Rose & Leaf from my stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Alphabet Challenge : R is for Ribbon

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Ribbons and/or Flourishes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The apple of my eye

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Aurora Wings¬†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 most adorable Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple¬†by¬†Aurora Wings.After printing onto kraft card I coloured her up with Spectrum Noir Pencils,adding a few white gel pen highlights.I die cut an aperture into another piece of kraft and die cut the scalloped border before overlaying it on this cute apple paper.I stamped a sentiment then cut it into a banner shape.These stamps are fantastic for cards as they’re quite small.So glad I found them ūüôā Some baker’s twine and a button have been added as the finishing touches.

Supplies :

Image : Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple by Aurora Wings

Sentiment : Marion Smith Typography Alphabet Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion¬†Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Small,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Buttons from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Pile It On : Cute and/or Spooky

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Simon Says Stamp : Wrap It Up

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

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

Digistamps 4 Joy¬†:¬†Anything Goes – Optional Twist = B (Baker’s Twine,Button)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

You can Count on Dracula

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Halloween Decoration.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 make a rosette style decoration but I wanted it big!So after much head scratching along with a good measure of trial and error I came up with the solution…3 strips of 12″ x 4″ all scored every¬†¬ľ” then joined together.Yay ūüėĬ†¬†Count – Dracula¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs makes a perfectly spooky centrepiece too!He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and Black Soot Distress Ink has been blended around the edge.

Here’s a close look at him :

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I found the fabulous freebie sentiment here.I twisted a couple of lengths of raffia together to create the hanger.The spider,would you believe,is recycled from an old pair of my DD1’s shoes and the buttons were snipped off a couple of garments that weren’t fit enough for charity collections then threaded with just the orange raffia.

Supplies :

Image : Count РDracula by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie from TaylorMade4U Cards

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP Best Creation Inc.,Green Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot Plus

To Embellish : Green & Orange Paper Raffia from stash,Recycled Spider and Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Digi Choosday Challenge : Feeling Sentimental

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Halloween

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Get Creative Challenges : Halloween

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Anything Goes/Getting ready for Halloween

Whoopsi Daisy : Hand colored image

Lacy Sunshine : Monster Mash

That Craft Place : Halloween

Crafting with Dragonflies : Recycle something not usually found on cards (Spider cut off an old pair of shoes!)

Crafty Calendar : Halloween 

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Halloween or Harvest related

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Halloween/Autumn

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Halloween

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Fall or Halloween Image

Simply Create Too : Halloween Colors

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Too Cute To Spook (Spooky or Cutesy)

An early gift for Christmas :)

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry¬†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.

Having already made all my 2015 Christmas cards I thought I’d make a start on NEXT year’s ones!!Unusual for me. Normally I’m finishing them and writing them on¬†the last posting date¬†ūüėȬ†Can you see my halo shining?Anyway…on to this beautiful little angel instead…she’s called Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna.I’m so sad they’e stopped making these little cuties but I’ve managed to source a few here and there.I’ve stamped then¬†coloured onto¬†Neenah Desert Storm card with my¬†Crafter‚Äôs Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils.A sprinkling of Frantage around the edges to create some interest.The patterned papers are Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes that I managed to find in a sale at my local craft warehouse¬†and I’ve used various dies to decorate along with a couple of flat backed pearls.Can you spot them ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Little Winged Friends РChristmas Gift by Bildmalarna

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink, Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools :¬†Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL¬†&¬†Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Season’s Greetings,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Gems and/or Pearls

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Embossing

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Polkadoodles¬†:¬†Use a Die Cut (I’ve used quite a few!)

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Use A Die Cut¬† (I’ve used quite a few!)

Winter Wonderland : Christmas Flowers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes (use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)

Stamp and Create : Brown or Kraft Colour Challenge

Whoopsi Daisy : Hand Coloured Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x