A spot of colour :)

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Well,here is my second card as 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!

I thought I’d go creative with the colours on this cutie from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris and make him really swing too!I made an aperture tent card and once I’d coloured the image with Copic Ciao Markers along with some white gel pen highlights I fussy cut it.There are also touches of  3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes,nose and the ends of his antennae.The branch is cut freehand then the image is attached using jump rings to allow him to swing freely.The sentiment is from the same set and the colourful papers are Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers which compliment the Ladybugs perfectly.A scattering of die cut flowers with micro bead centres and a couple of bows to finish everything off 🙂

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer

Card : American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 32 XXL,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Magazine freebie Yellow Micro Beads,White Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cupcake Inspirations :  Inspiration #357 

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Dragonfly Journeys : Earn Your Stripes!

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girl : Any Image

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Spring

Crafting Musketeers : Spring is in the Air

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Spring Colours,Die Cut)

Open-Minded Challenges : Easter/Spring/Pastels

Scribbles Designs Challenge : A Little Note to BUG You

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Stripes and Polka Dots (stripes on paper & polka dots on ladybug)

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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

 

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 :

Anet

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

Choc full of love :)

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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.

 

Me and You is a fantastic New Release at Crafty Sentiments.Just perfect for Valentine’s or even any romantic occasion 🙂 It will be available from Saturday 6th February along with some other exciting  new stamps!All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.I created some white chocolate piping on the scrummy chocs and coated them in 3D Crystal Lacquer.Doesn’t show in the pic but I gave her shoes the patent leather look with it too.I made a hanging heart box to fill with my one of my DH’s fave chocolate bars (he only has two!Strange person!).Here’s a little glimpse of the cute heart brads I used to attach the ribbon :

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The ribbon is recycled from some wrapped around a pair of PJ’s I gave my DD2 for Christmas last year.

All finished off with a,quite appropriate,sentiment I think and a few flat backed pearls.

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Supplies :

Image : Me and You by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Past Freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from stash

Tools :  Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials  Just The Ticket, Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors,Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brads,3mm & 4mm Cranberry Flat Back Pearls from stash ,Recycled Ribbon

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes / with twist of Valentine

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Hearts

Crafty Boots : Love/Valentine’s

Incy Wincy Designs : Love

Love to Scrap : Hearts

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Love

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Hearts/Love/Valentine’s

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Love

My Time to Craft : Love is all Around

The Pencil Case : L = Love/Romance

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Love Is In The Air

Polkadoodles : Love and Romance

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : With Love

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything BUT A Card

C.R.A.F.T. : Love/ Valentine/ Anniversary

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : With Love

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking cool and krafty,buddy

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet 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.

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I’ve coloured up the super BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet with Copic Ciao Markers.You may be able to just make out the 3D Crystal Lacquer on the lenses of their shades 😉 Thought I’d go with a double layer of kraft topped off with a geometric black and white patterned paper for a masculine feel.A few red eyelets added to the corners to tie in with the image and for a splash,but not too much,of colour.The sentiment I made myself in Word 🙂 This is for my DS2’s Birthday in September…I do like to try and keep ahead!

Supplies :

Image : BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Kraft from stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Friends Challenge  : Animals/Birds

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : One For The Kids

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Use Die Cuts/Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge : For The Love of Pets

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

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

Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!

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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.

How adorable is Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies?Totally!And what’s more this cutie is calorie and sugar free 😀 All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the sweetie for that cellophane wrapped feel…

Here’s a closer look.Please excuse that the reds look more pink on this one.Think it’s because I had to hold my craft lamp nearer to capture the shine.That’s what I’m really trying to show…

I also used a Graph’It Shake Marker in Gold to make the little dangly things on his hat jingle bell like,but I suppose they could be anything you want then to be depending what you added 😉

I placed him on this beautiful backing paper and layered with coordinating green card.Around this is wrapped a length of baker’s twine.The wooden candy cane is painted with Gesso.Once dry I lightly ran a red Stardust pen over the top,allowing the ink to flow so as not to clog the nib.Next (as I couldn’t find my clear Stardust pen) I coated the white stripes with Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium.It’s quite sparkly IRL but the camera failed to pick it up ,and not my lack of photography skills as you’d assume 😉 After stringing the bells onto a shorter piece of twine they were tied on,finishing in a bow.A tiny dab of dries clear PVA stops the cut ends from fraying 🙂 The greeting has been embossed with a magazine freebie border folder.

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Gold Graph’It Shake Marker,Maimeri White Gesso,Red Star Sakura Stardust Gel Pen,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Papers & Card : DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Artemio Golden Bells

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Allsorts : Clean and Simple

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Winter Holidays

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colors

Just Us Girls :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Keep it Simple

Connie Can Crop : Candy Cane

Copic Spain Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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

Crafty Time : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges Merry Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add 3)

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Christmas Cheer

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Something Metal

Fussy and Fancy : Words

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Christmas Joy

Just Add Ink : Just add C (Christmas,Candy Cane,Copic colouring,Crystal Lacquer and…Candy Elf C…LOL)

Pattie’s Creations : Any Christmas Creation with an image

Polkadoodles : Traditional Christmas

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Season’s Greetings

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Festive Colours

Scrap & Craft Challenges Anything Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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