Happy to celebrate!

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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.

Stanley – Happy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs certainly looks like he has plenty to celebrate!He’s a new release digi stamp too!!A double celebration then 😀 I’ve coloured him up with a number of mediums.Stanley,the bottle and cork have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Metallic ProMarkers in Gold and Silver give the label a foiled look.Stardust Pen give the hearts a glittery touch and some extra fizz has been given to the Champagne bubbles with a Graph’It Shake Marker.A few white gel pen highlights  and 3D Crystal Lacquer add shine to the bottle and Stanley’s nose.There…I think that’s it 😉 For the rest of the card I’ve used some patterned paper and wooden wording from paper of a Stampin’ Up prize I won in a draw at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine’s website.Such a lovely surprise to have that drop through my door!The wooden star buttons and twine I already had in my stash.

Supplies :

Image : Stanley – Happy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Gold & Silver Metallic ProMarkers,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Red Star Pen,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Marker, 3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Stampin’ Up Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large & Classic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large & Classic Squares Large,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch

To Embellish : Stampin’ Up Expressions Natural Elements, Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Wooden Star Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges I would to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Green + Sentiment

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

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

Creatalicious Challenges : St Patricks Day or Use Green

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Fancy Borders

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Use Green

Cute Card Thursday : To Die For

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hedgehugs just for you!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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.

These adorable Hedgehogs by Sasayaki Glitter have been printed onto  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock then coloured with Polychromos pencils.I’ve used a few different techniques with them too.Their faces and the sky have been blended with Spectrum Noir Blending Solution using a paper stump.I did take an artistic liberty with the faces and made them flesh toned as I didn’t want the hedgehogs to end up looking too brown.Yeah,I know – hedgehogs are brown 😀 The colours on the butterfly and bow have been blended using pencils only.For the ground and shadowing once I’d layered the pencils they were blended with a dry paper stump only.A little white gel pen had been added for highlights and a Stardust pen for a touch of glitter the the heart on the bow.I cut apertures in two sheets of patterned paper to frame them and stretched a length of ribbon across the bottom then gave the sentiment some lift with foam pads.A few jute twine threaded wooden buttons have been arranged in the top left corner in a higgledy piggledy fashion.

It’s no secret that I like (well,LOVE) hedgehogs…Quite a few years ago my DD1 caught a glimpse of one running across the road through our hall window one evening…What she didn’t bank on was a mad woman chasing after it with a camera!Yep,that was me… 😉

Supplies :

Image : Hedgehogs by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pink Star Pen,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no.5 XXL,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Wooden Heart Shaped Button & Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : In The Garden

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~Flora and Fauna

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : P = pretty peculiar (the hedgehogs faces being more human coloured – or maybe my story is!)

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Spring

Crafts Galore Encore : Make a Card

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Something Spring

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes optional twist: Add an animal

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use Ribbon 

Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Welcome Spring with ribbon or trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations :  Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : To Die For

Moving along with the Times : In The Garden

Star Stampz Challenge : Think Spring

Crafty Creations : Spring Fever

Crafty Gals Corner : Easter or Spring

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a Spring Has Sprung

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Happy Easter/Spring

Mod Squad Challenge : Springtime

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Cute Critters

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Try It On Tuesday :  Nature

 

Thanks

Lisa x

Which fairy is witch?

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I had a lovely surprise being asked to be a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs where the challenge is Good Witch/Bad Witch.

** Huge apologies.I wrote my post a while back then forgot to schedule it.Silly me – :S **

Given the nature of the challenge I chose to  interpret this as a fairy – and a Christmas one at that!!Sadly Bildmalarna have stopped making these gorgeous stamps but I managed to pick quite a few up at Dies to Die For in their retirement sale and at Bunny Zoe’s.Unfortunately it looks like they have now sold out of this image, Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift.I’ve coloured this beauty up with Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils onto their  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.This is what I’ve also formed the base card with and die cut the stitched holly border and sentiment from.She’s been teamed with a patchwork style piece of Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes paper.A few sequins have been sprinkled along the border and in keeping with the stitching theme stretched a length stitch edge ribbon across the bottom of the paper.The sentiment has been dotted here and there with a Sakura Stardust pen for a touch of sparkle.

Supplies :

Image : Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Red Star Pen

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.21 XXL ,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Memory Box Poppystamps Stitched Holly Border Die,Big Shot, X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board

To Embellish : Sequins and Stich Edge Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Use your favourite stamp company carried at Bunny Zoe’s (Bilmalarna)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : So Fairy Cute

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Add Stitching (Hope faux given by dies counts?)

Pile It On : Stitching (Hope faux given by dies counts?)

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas :  Cute or Anything Goes Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room : Blending 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use Ribbon 

Fussy and Fancy : Things With Wings

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Wings

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Bingo (Ribbon,Stitching Real or Faux,Die Cut)

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Cute Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Never forget it’s your Birthday!

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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.

What a sweetie Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs is.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,with white gel pen on her hat,to match these pretty magazine freebie papers.Even the little tab peeking out from behind the image was cut from a sheet.The piece the sentiment is on is hand cut.I chose this particular flower die so it allowed the paper to show through.A gem has been added to the flower she’s holding in her trunk as well as the centre’s of the die cut ones.A strip of three tiny gems has been applied to the top left corner for extra sparkle 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

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

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stampin’ Up Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Use a Die Cut

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~ Flora and Fauna

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Coloring Showcase

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Girly Cards

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Circles or Pies

Di’s Digis Designs : Lots of Layers

Inkspirational : Pink and Grey

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Anything Goes

Inky Impressions : Let’s Hear It For The Girls

Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use Dies and/or Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Have a fabu-mouse birthday ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy 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.

Meet the adorable Happy Mouse by Fabrika Fantasy.I decided to go all CAS as this is something I struggle with and I thought if I used my Polychromos pencils  it may make my little mousie friend stand out.After colouring him with my pencils I fussy cut him leaving a little white around the edges.Setting him to one side I then pierced a border around a piece of white textured card and stamped the greeting.I made my own washi tape by adhering Scotch Magic Matte Tape to my chosen scraps of paper,burnished with a bone folder then trimmed the excess paper away.Next I soaked them in a shallow tray of water.After a few moments I gently rubbed the paper fibre from the back until I was left with the patterned transferred onto the tape.The hardest part was waiting for it to dry!Once they were they were trimmed into pennant shapes.As I was creating a banner hand stitched to the card I stuck them into place with just a little tape pen adhesive as I still wanted a little movement.Other than that they would have to be glued quite firmly into place as unlike shop bought washi tape there is no gum on the back.Black cotton was used to tie in with the ink for the sentiment.Finally I added the mouse with some silicone glue.And that’s that!This will be for my DS2’s birthday in September 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Happy Mouse by Fabrika Fantasy

Sentiment : From a freebie stamp set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Archival Jet Black Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (on his tooth)

Card & Paper : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection (to make home made washi tape)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes

Other Stuff : Black Cotton from my sewing box,Scotch Magic Matte Tape,Stick It! Silicone Glue

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room :  Super  Scraps Saturday

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Stitching – real or faux (real to hold banner in place)

Morgan’s Art World : Include a Sentiment

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges : Feathers &/or Fur

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a sentiment on front of project

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mainly Manly

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just for you – a blog hop!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring.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.

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We also have a Blog Hop over the 3 days of New Releases!Starting from the 1st until the 3rd of March all you have to do to be in the chance of entering the draw for a prize is visit each DT member’s blog and leave a comment,then return to the Inspirational Blog and comment there too 🙂 Don’t forget to check each day of the New Releases!The draw will take place on Saturday with a prize given for each day 😀

If you are following the hop then you should have arrived here from Laurigami.After commenting here you will need to go over to Christy next…

Here’s the list in order in case you get lost :

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Laurigami

Lisa (Me)

Christy

Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog

 

Meet the gorgeous Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I decided to feature her on a flower shaped easel card and layer up her beautiful bloom for extra dimension :

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She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.There’s also Crystal Glamour Dust on the flower centre and 3D Crystal Lacquer on her shoes.I chose a piece of pretty foiled paper to go with her.I found a sentiment that I thought was quite apt!The flowers are actually made by taking the smallest die from the set,snipping between the petals then shaping the flowers.Gems adorn the centres.Finally I hand cut out a mix of glittered and plain leaves from a coordinating sheet of paper.The ribbon is some I had rescued from somewhere but seemed to tone in well with the papers.

Hope you can join in the Hop!

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 1 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Recycled from somewhere

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Colouring Showcase

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Floral

Crazy 4 Challenges : Spring

Di’s Digis Designs : Use 2 or More Dies

Let’s Color Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

The Pencil Case : New Blooms/ Spring Flowers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes 

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : For The Ladies

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Ribbon and/or Lace

C.R.A.F.T. : Mother’s Day/Female

Craft Rocket Challenges : Mother’s Day/Female

Cute Card Thursday : Florals

Crafting for all Seasons : Three Of A Kind (3 Flowers)

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters : Think Spring

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x