Kiss-mass Wishes :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Decorations.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.

Who wouldn’t want a Christmas kiss from the lovely¬†Kissing Under The Mistletoe¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs?She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the mistletoe berries given dimension with Liquid Pearls.Unfortunately the camera has failed to pick up on the 3D Crystal Lacquer on her boots – but it is there,honest ūüôā She’s been fussy cut to allow her to be added to the wreath.I made this by die cutting a kraft card ring,then arranging die cut foliage of holly leaves and two types of pine branches,letting the base cardstock to peek through.All topped off with a couple of sprigs of mistletoe – of course!I trimmed one stem to make it a little shorter than the other.That’s the beauty of this die as you can decide how you want to make it up as all the components are cut separately.The ribbon hanging loop has been stapled on for security then covered with the bow for a neater finish.A few recycled pearly buttons have been scattered around¬†for extra decoration ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls,3D Crystal Lacquer

Cardstock : Kraft and two Green tones from stash,White Pearlescent (for die cut berries) Kars X-mas Collection

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (for holly leaves),Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Mistletoe,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Gingham Ribbon from stash,Buttons cut from the kids old school shirts

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls (hope liquid ones count?!)

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything BUT Cards

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 : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Everything Goes

Cheery Lynn Designs : Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows

Quirky Crafts : Anything Christmas

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

Allsorts : Use at least 3 Diecuts

Alphabet Challenge : T is for Tis The Season

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cuts

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes РHoliday

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Bloomin’ Beautiful Darla ;)

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

Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty¬†by Lacy Sunshine really is one – a beauty I mean!Must admit as I’ve never coloured one of these delightful images before I hope I’ve done her justice?!Whilst I’m sticking my hand up I really had no idea where I was going with this card either…it certainly wasn’t what I had pictured in my mind ūüėČ Still I got to use the papers I’d chosen along with the kraft card.I even printed Darla onto some and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.The whites of her eyes have been highlighted with gel pen.No dies this time,only punches for the shaped border and corners.The flowers were punched out from another piece of paper from the same pad too.Most dogwood blossom seems to pink or white but I did find some pics of yellow ones too.So with a bit of artistic licence thrown in that’s what we have here ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty by Lacy Sunshine

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls and Cotton Lace from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams¬†:¬†Let’s¬†See Those¬†Fall Colors

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows (sentiment stamped on to a hand cut banner)

The Corrosive Challenges : Pearls & Lace

Crafty Friends Challenge : One for the Girls

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Jilia Spiri Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Moo-Mania & More : Lots of Layers

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Time Drawers On ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Calendars.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 calendar with a bit more purpose to it for my DD2 as she’s in her final year at Secondary school and in colours to match her recently decorated room.I thought this little beauty,Delightful Flowers¬†¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs,was perfect.Not only could I colour that big bloom to coordinate with¬†the d√©cor she’s also a rabbit on the Chinese Zodiac.Apart from dogs she love bunnies too ūüôā I’ve coloured on kraft here with my Polychromos Pencils and painted over the centre of the flower with Iridescent Medium.This card was a real find at my local craft warehouse.It’s double sided!Usually with kraft you get a ‘grey’ side.Not so good for fancy folds and 3D projects.So I bought a whole box of it!!Well…don’t want to run out ūüėČ

My DD2 is struggling with exam nerves so this little gift may cheer her up a bit.This is what you get inside…

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A few bits and bobs to help with that all important revision.I might find a little choccy to pop in there too nearer to the time of giving it to her.

The instructions can be found here.

Of course,to go with this she needs an extra accessory….

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Desk Puppy!Although she has a day bed in DD2’s room so she can be close to her she prefers to sit under the desk where she can snuggle up to her legs!Or get in the way…The choice is yours ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Delightful Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to pick out the highlights in his eyes),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Pink Acrylic Paint (to colour wooden butterfly button)

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash,Pink Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11 (for the flower),Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Nestabilities Labels Three,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Yellows,Wooden Butterfly Button,Ribbon & Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Leaves

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Stripes

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Flowers

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Say It With Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Leaves &/Or Trees

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Pick 3 Challenge (flower(s),button(s),ribbon/bow)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sweet Christ-mouse Wishes

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee‚Äôs Digis¬†¬†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.

Once I spotted the adorable Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis¬†I just knew I had to make another card for Christmas….2016!He’s been printed onto¬†Neenah Desert Storm¬†card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and highlighted with a white Souffl√© pen.Some Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel has been melted around the edges.The same treatment has been given to the sentiment which is one of a few also included in the set.The candy cane embellishment started out as a plain wooden one.I applied a coat of Gesso over it then coloured the red stripes in with a permanent marker.What has managed to elude the camera is the added shine of ¬†a couple of layers of clear embossing powder…never mind,I know it’s there ūüôā To complete the rustic feel given by the kraft and checks I tied a little jute button twine into a bow around it.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment :¬†Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Sakura Red Permapaque Marker,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

Paper & Card : DP 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. 21 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Big Shot

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Jute Button Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Tic, Tac, Toe (Top line : Hand Coloured Image,Die Cuts,Use a Digi)

That Craft Place : Challenges for all Crafts-Kraft

The Corrosive Challenges : Add a Sentiment

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Critters

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Tic Tac Toe (Diagonally L-R : Bow(s),Digi Image,Sentiment)

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Winter

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Sweets for my Sweet

Jingle Belles : Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Kraft or Buttons or Both

Cute Card Thursday : Food/Drink

ABC Christmas Challenge¬†:¬†‘V’ is for Very Cute

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up (3 patterned papers are backing,top & bottom zigzags)

Whimsy Inspiration : Fall Colors or Christmas

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme 

City Crafter Challenge : Getting Ready For Christmas

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x