Don’t bug me – it’s Spring!


I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

For my card I’ve printed this sweet image from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris onto kraft card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils.They really lend themselves beautifully to this technique.The white highlights on the bug are also in pencil.I’d usually add them with gel pen as I found it difficult to get it to show over the layers of colour.Then I had a ‘moment’…it suddenly dawned on me to draw them in where I wanted them to be first!Once I’d added the colour in I just sharpened it up a bit with the white pencil.Now,why hadn’t I thought of that before…please,don’t answer that – it’s rhetorical 😛 The blending has been done by pencil alone.Except for the Periwinkle glow around her.Blending solution and a paper stump to soften.I chose these papers from the Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers also from the store.They coordinate perfectly 🙂 I printed the sentiment,from the Ladybugs set, onto kraft too and made some daisies to match the image to finish the whole thing off and not a die cut in sight.Everything has been punched!

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Card : Kraft from Stash,Black,White & Green Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

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

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carla
    Apr 12, 2016 @ 17:05:29

    Such an adorable card! Thanks for sharing with Scrapper’s Delights!


  2. Anna
    Apr 12, 2016 @ 17:37:43

    Cute card, really cute image 🙂 Thanks for joining at The Paper Shelter.Good luck and hope to see you again. 🙂
    Hugs Anna


  3. Susan
    Apr 12, 2016 @ 19:33:01

    This is so cute!! Love the layout and all the details you’ve added! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers this time around!
    Susan DT


  4. Crafty Pearly
    Apr 12, 2016 @ 20:43:03

    Oh so cute 🙂 Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci DT xx


  5. Kris B.
    Apr 12, 2016 @ 21:07:23

    Super card Lisa!! I just love your coloring on the kraft cs… you are so skilled at that! 🙂 Beautiful – thanks so much for being our Guest this quarter at Imagine That!~ xKris


  6. Donna Rinckel
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 00:42:26

    Lisa, what a great job coloring on the kraft paper. Gorgeous design and I love the designer paper. I’m looking forward to more of your guest designer posts.


  7. Dionne
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 04:26:29

    Very pretty card but your ladybird looks so sad! Great colouring and lovely design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



  8. Lisette
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 07:01:36

    Adorable card and absolutely amazing colouring. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.


  9. Joanne
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 07:25:23

    This is just too stinkin’ cute! I love your ladybug image and that flower makes it perfect for our Spring challenge at CC&C. Thanx so much for playing along with us. Joanne


  10. Julie B
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 11:55:01

    What a sweet card and so beautifully coloured on the kraft, not an easy thing to do.
    So pleased you linked up at Cardz4Galz. 🙂


  11. Sherri Dean
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 16:09:51

    This is just a darling card! Gorgeous coloring and beautiful design! LOVE it all! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!


  12. Emma
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 15:46:25

    What a great card love the cute little bug, thank you for joining us at Art by Miran Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x


  13. Claudia Rogier
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 20:50:25

    Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at BSC

    DT Brown Sugar Challenge


  14. Karal Schuknecht
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 00:50:26

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT


  15. CraftyGirl
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 01:05:21

    I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. 🙂


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member


  16. Katrina Bufton
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 10:16:17

    Such a sweet card, I love the shine you’ve got on your coloured image and the sentiment is lovely. Thanks for joining us in the Floral Frenzy challenge at Polkadoodles,
    Katrina x


  17. julie Jenner
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 11:31:34

    Adorable card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Lacy Sunshine and good luck
    Julie x


  18. Ellie
    Apr 16, 2016 @ 01:06:36

    What an adorable little ladybug and beautifully designed card!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Critters and Creatures Linky party, hope you come join in again soon!


  19. Claire C
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 18:21:45

    Gorgeous make! Thanks so much for joining our Floral Frenzy Challenge over at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx


  20. Donna M Cervantez
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 19:27:55

    So cute. Love the image and how you colored it on kraft card stock. Thanks so much for joining us at Scrapper’s Delight challenge


  21. Jackie Maunder
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 14:34:17

    I love your colouring on kraft paper. Thanks for entering the Floral Frenzy challenge this fortnight at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge and good luck, Jackie DT x


  22. Crafting Circle
    Apr 29, 2016 @ 05:52:52

    Love it.. I love how you pulled the 3 daisy elements together.. fab card, so cute. Thank you for joining us a Scrapper’s Delights “anything goes” Challenge – DT MsWipz


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