With bundles of love

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Vaentine.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 adorable Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs  all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and a few white gel pen highlights.I decided to make a kind of shaped tent fold card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies to tie in with the image.Love the red,white and kraft combination so chose some hounds tooth patterned paper and die cut a curvy edge for interest,matting onto some red card cut with a coordinating edge.The sentiment is stamped directly onto the base.The ribbon is salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake and I really can’t take credit for the bow – it was already there ;)Went for a more masculine feel as this will be my DH’s Valentine’s card.It’s OK he never looks at my blog.He’s not interested in bits of paper and card!

Here’s a closer view of the image :

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Here’s some exciting news….

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Hope you can watch!

Supplies :

Image : Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

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

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot

To Embellish : Ribbon salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Ribbon or Lace

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Kraft

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Beary Sweet

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Die Cuts

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Heart To Heart

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Seeing Red

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Anything Goes

Where the HeART is : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Imagine That : Colouring Contest

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Have a Heart

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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A nice ‘pup’ of tea!

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

Isn’t Cup Pup by Sami Stamps just adorable!The little pup himself has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I don’t think the 3D Crystal Lacquer shows too well on his nose…but it is there,honest 😉 A touch of distressing using inks and a tool have taken place too.The cups have all been paper pieced with a little foam tape underneath to raise them up for dimension.These pretty papers are quite thick so they worked well for this 🙂 I thought a DL card would suit this image well so cut and scored one from kraft card.I added a layer of hessian/burlap before adhering the image to the card.A couple of hand cut banners,one with the computer generated sentiment printed on first, have been glued then some added hand stitching to make it look as if that’s how they’re attached to the card.I die cut a few tiny rolled roses and after dabbing the edges with ink chocolate pearls were placed in the centres.It took quite a bit of sourcing these dies in the U.K. especially at the right price but I’m really pleased with them.I usually find most flower dies a bit big and either there’s no room to add them to my cards or they cover too much of the lovely papers.I suppose this card is a fusion of cute,vintage and shabby chic!

Supplies

Image : Cup Pup by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : Computer generated by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Kraft card from stash

Other Material : Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares,Thread from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors, X-Cut Non-Stick Large Fabric Shears,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine

To Embellish : 3 mm Chocolate Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add handmade embellishment)

A Gem of a Challenge : Female Birthday

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : A Bit Of Fun

Sassy Studio Designs : Shabby Chic

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Inky Chicks : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Add Dimension

Thanks for looking

Lisa x