A Sweet 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.

Here’s the utterly adorable Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies.Thought I’d try a non-traditional Christmas colour palette along with a different colour combo rather than just grab my usual favourite pens.As a starting point to the card I wanted to try an idea with these recently received magazine freebie stamps.So out came the kraft card and some white embossimg powder plus my Versamark pad.Have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results,not only from the quality of the stamps but the embossing powder too.A die cut poinsettia topped with a jute twine threaded button and some pompom trim have been added as finishing touches.I did stamp and heat emboss a greeting at the bottom of the card and enhanced it with chalks,but the camera has failed to pick it up.Also it has failed to show the shine on the sweetie given by the 3D Crystal Lacquer I applied.It all looks so much better IRL…never mind as the little elf really deserves to be the star of the show 😉

This is actually a card for NEXT Christmas (2017) as I’ve already finished all those for this year 😀

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Unbranded Craft Chalk Set,3D Crystal Lacquer

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels (for Poinsettia Petals),Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish :  Pink Pom Pom Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims, Button from DoCrafts Create Traditional Christmas Assorted Buttons,Jute Twine from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Die Cuts and/or Punches + a Stamp

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas/Winter – Optional Color Challenge (not taken part in)

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas/Creepmas

Stamping Sensations : Christmas Greetings

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Cute or Anything Christmas

Imagine That! Creative Playground  :  November – Christmas is Coming

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

A Day for Daisies : Add some Burlap (or Kraft) – at a push Jute Twine is woven into Burlap but there is definitely Kraft in my creation 🙂

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use an Item From Your Stash

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland : Poinsettias or Snow is Falling

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Christmas/Holidays!

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/Twist

Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Emboss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Fall-ing for this squirrel

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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.

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

Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!

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** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

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

Falling for this pup!

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** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

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.

My goodness,isn’t Fall Pup by A Day For Daisies just adorable 😀 He’s been coloured with Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils onto Desert Storm card.Love how these look on this cardstock!The blue hint of sky around the pup has been softened with Blending  Solution and a paper stump.Gone for a CAS look,with stitched die cuts and hand cut banners,to allow the image to shine 🙂 The wording has been  die cut using  paper from the same collection to tie it in.I was going to leave it at that but decided to add the paper twine threaded button at the last minute as I couldn’t resist 😉

Supplies :

Image : Fall Pup by A Day For Daisies

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less, ,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Just Because,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Browns,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Journeys : Button it Up

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~Use something in your stash that is 6 months or older (Button is years old!Paper twine a couple of years at least!Pencils I’ve had 7 months)

Quirky Crafts : Animal Magic

Allsorts : Buttons

Crafty Friends Challenge : Something Beginning with B (button,banners)

Di’s Digis Designs : Fabulous Fall Colours 

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes 

A Day for Daisies : Frame It (faux stitching around the image)

Crafting-With-Friends :Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Autumn Colours

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Lovely Leaves

The Stamping Boutique Banners

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : A Real Cutie

Moving along with the Times : Cute Animal

Crafting for all Seasons : Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts,Digi Image,Sentiment)

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Use A Sentiment

Little Red Wagon : Digi Do

Sisterhood of Crafters : Photo Inspiration 

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A CAS-ual Friend

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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.

Thought I’d try my hand at a CAS,one-layered card featuring the endearing Buddy by A Day For Daisies.They’ve been coloured up with Spectrum Noir Pencils with added white gel pen highlights.Edged with a hand pierced border with a break for the stamped sentiment to be fitted in.I suppose that’s about it really 🙂

Although my title is a play on words this image just reminds me of my DS2 and our sweet,funny dog when they snuggle up together ♥ She’s far from a casual friend…in fact every chance she gets she makes herself very familiar.Even with total strangers!!

Here’s a little piccy of her cuddling her ducky :

She’s a Staffie x Whippet – or as I like to call her…a Whiffie 😛

Supplies :

Image : Buddy by A Day For Daisies

Sentiment : From a Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie stamp set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card : Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Happy Birthday

Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Girl who Crafts : Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Birthday Wishes

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes with a Stamp or Digi

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Include a Sentiment

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairytale Stampers : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Clean and Simple 

Di’s Digis Designs : Birthdays

ShowCASe Your Style : Birthday

Fairy Tale : Use Kraft

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use Kraft

Seize The Birthday : Birthday +  Topping Option – Masculine

Inky Impressions :One Layer Card

Paper Shelter Challenge : Make It Digital

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters  : Paper Piecing and/or Paper Piercing

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A hopeful angel :)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page  😦  **

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Where There’s Hope.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.

I’ve coloured up the most gorgeous Wings by A Day For Daisies with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some Diamond Stickles have been added to her eyelid and just a smattering over her wings as I didn’t want to coat them completely.I kept the rest of the card simple to allow the image to shine 🙂 The card base has been made from kraft and just one layer of torn and distressed paper covers that.I found these beautiful words on the internet and retyped them in Word then once trimmed edged in black to compliment the frame around the image.

Here’s a clearer view (think my face detector thingy is switched on on my camera) :

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A length of vintage seam binding has been tied in a bow around still letting the image be seen through.A feather has been tucked in behind with a couple of pearl topped pins pushed through the bow.As the ends were exposed I adhered two clear beads to save any accidents – mostly for my own safety,methinks 😉

Supplies :

Image : Wings by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Found on the internet & retyped by me in my own chosen font
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Vintage Seam Binding,Pearl Topped Pins,Feather,Clear Beads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting At the Weekend :  Anything Goes 
Di’s Digis Designs : Mystical  Creatures
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Anything But a Square
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles : Use Pink
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Think Pink
Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe : Anything goes with Copics
Crafty Little Fairies :  Use only one designer paper
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Sparkle and Shine 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
Emerald Faeries Challenge : Things with Wings
Lia Stampz Challenge : Distressed + Kraft
Paradise of Stamps : Girly
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings 
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist – Wings
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 A Day for Daisies : All Sugared Up (not sure if Stickles counts?If not please fell free to delete it)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The power of flowers

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

 

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Flower Power.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.

I chose to play with this little sweetie,Flowers in my Garden,by A Day For Daisies 🙂 She’s been water coloured with AquaMarkers and I stamped the sentiment to the top right corner.I die cut the scalloped square base.When making shaped cards I always cut and overlay an extra top piece to eliminate the straight edge.That works well especially in this case as I’ve used my Grand Nestabilities to layer everything up for a concentric look.Regular Nesties have been used to cut out the image and a scalloped version to create a pretty frame for her.The papers are Dovecraft Garden Party and the ribbon and flowers are from the same collection.I’ve been umming and ahhing about these for ages…so glad I took the plunge 🙂 The charm is a magazine freebie and the gems are Trimcraft The London Line.As you can see I’ve a bit crazy with the floral theme 😀

Supplies :

Image : Flowers in my Garden by A Day For Daisies 
Sentiment : Studio G Mini Set (sorry,didn’t check the name)
Mediums :  Letraset Aquamarkers,Pear Tart Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft  Garden Party 6 x 6 Paper Pack,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock,Craft UK Limited  6 x 6 Card Blanks
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small & Classic Scalloped Square Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Dovecraft  Garden Party Paper Blossoms,Dovecraft  Garden Party Ribbons,Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Charm magazine freebie 

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fairytale Stampers : Ribbons/Lace/Bands
Lacy Sunshine : Flowers
Di’s Digis Designs : Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Clash The Colours
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Add a Ribbon
Crafter’s Cafe : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Cute and Girly
Sisterhood of Crafters  :  Diecuts and/ or Punches
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes (Not sure if a scalloped square counts.Please feel free to delete if not)
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

 

 

 

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