Fall-ing for this squirrel


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies 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.

Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies is just soooo adorable!I thought I’d grab the chance to practise rendering fur with coloured pencils.Always something I need to improve on!Was quite pleased when I’d finished but now honing in on my mistakes!!The colours on the flowers have been achieved by pencil blending alone.The grass and pale blue ‘halo’ sky effect have been softened with blending solution and a paper stump.Chose these fabulous Teresa Collins papers to go with this cutie pie.The placement of the sentiment is all part of the design and not to cover a smudge some mucky pup got on the image 😉 LOL.All finished with some natural raffia and a wooden button threaded with paper twine for an organic feel.

Supplies :

Image : Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,& Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Natural Raffia,Wooden Butterfly Button & Paper Twine all from my crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Floral

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Buttons & Bows

Allsorts  : Butterflies

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with a Hand Colored Image

Scrappers Delights  : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

Crafting By Designs : August Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Sew Easy

Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches & Dies

Simon Says Stamp : Let’s Go Wild!

Sisterhood of Crafters : Close To Nature

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Emboss It!!

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donna Phelan
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 12:29:47

    Beautiful Fall card, can’t wait for it to be here! Love the stitched dies and your ‘wonky’ placement of them! Super Duper Squirrel….. love your coloring, looks very fur-like! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.


  2. Darlene Pavlick
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 14:06:38

    Oh so adorable! Great coloring … he actually looks ‘fuzzy’! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CLOSE TO NATURE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!


  3. Ema
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 22:18:13

    Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our weekly anything goes challenge. I look forward to seeing you again.
    Best of luck in the draw!
    IDCB Owner


  4. quilterlin
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 00:00:43

    I knew this was ADFD as soon as I saw it – love your squirrel! The papers and raffia are pretty with him – thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


  5. Angela B.
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 02:40:59

    Falling? I am head over heals in love with this squirrel! Very cute~!Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door


  6. Nonni
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 05:16:53

    Your design shows the designer paper in a beautiful way and your coloring looks amazing! Well done !Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!


  7. Michelle
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 10:28:44

    Hi Lisa,
    Your squirrel is great. Love how you colored him.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck!!Michelle(DT)


  8. Sarah Bell
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 14:01:14

    A cute card with fab textured colouring. Thanks for joining the Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle challenge 🙂 – Sarah DT


  9. Željka
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 14:24:25

    Gorgeous image,and LOVE your pencil coloring…beautiful design too…hugs Željka


  10. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 15:30:33

    Beautiful card, thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar this time. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT


  11. Anna
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 16:55:45

    Great card! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter.
    Good luck and hope to see you again 🙂
    Hugs Anna


  12. Diane Hover
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 22:17:55

    So cute and adorable! Thank you for joining our ‘nature’ challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT


  13. Gale
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 01:11:39

    Fab card Lisa. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT


  14. amy
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 05:02:03

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Pattie’s Creations, good luck!!! Amy DT


  15. Brenda
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 08:17:58

    A lovely creation for our challenge this month, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

    B x


  16. Jane
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 13:22:25

    What a cute card. Love how you offset image and top papers to show all the card stock you used. Love the squirrel! ❤️. Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Jane P. DT


  17. Michelle Windsor
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 05:23:31

    This is so cute love the texture in the fur thank you for joining into our at https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/week-32-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html
    Michelle DT


  18. Christine Craig
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 14:18:07

    Cute card great colours thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time

    Smiles Christine xx


  19. Karon H
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 15:56:39

    Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles


  20. Melanie
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 16:27:30

    Pretty card, you colored the squirrel beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Broken Fairy Designs challenge 🙂


  21. Mummylade
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 17:03:50

    Such a lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.


    Aug 19, 2016 @ 17:14:01

    Lovely card, , thank you for sharing at Allsorts ‘Butterfly’ challenge this week and good luck x Susan x


  23. Sally H
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 17:17:55

    A fabulous card for our Challenge at Stamping Sensations! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!


  24. Ellie
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 17:23:26

    Love the sketch you used here, and your coloring is amazing! A really cute squirrel!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let’s Color linky party
    Critters and Creatures linky party


  25. Diane Louise
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 18:15:53

    Hello.… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card. Great colouring of a lovely image… Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again next time.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  26. Sandra DeFalco
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 19:55:50

    Thanks for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge #125!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  27. Joyce
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 22:26:41

    Not bad at all. When I colour fur, it always looks matte. You have some dimension in yours, that is really great. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectic Ellapu; good luck in the challenge.


  28. Pia Larsen
    Aug 23, 2016 @ 09:28:11

    This squirrel is fabulous and a perfect autumn card.
    Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges for our #115 challenge.
    Pia xx


  29. Elizabeth Hart
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 15:56:12

    Wonderful autumn scene – love the colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


  30. Anjie McChesney
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 19:08:10

    Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge


  31. Patricia Gomez
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 13:30:28

    This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes ” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge!


  32. Nicky
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 22:36:31

    Fab project. I love the squirrel. Thanks for joining the Scrapper’s Delights Challenge. Nicky DT.


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