Pretty pup

Over at AiFactory Challenges the theme is everybody’s fave Anything Goes!This time things are a little different as the challenge goes on for a month and will end September 1st.Please pay the challenge site a visit for the full rules.Don’t forget to check out the DT’s work for some fabby inspiration.

For my card I’ve used Cute Puppy Dog Digtal Stamp  from AiFactory and I’ve coloured it with ProMarkers. I’ve layered up the image on some freebie papers and some coordinating card.Some waxed cord has been wrapped around the middle and I’ve added a Prima Hydrangea with a centre made of pearls.This puppy is just so adorable.

I’m sad as this is my last card for Aifactory.These have been the sweetest images to work with.It was a hard choice but sometimes something has to give 😦 I’m grateful to Tammy who picked me for the team and also to Mia who creates the most wonderful images.I’ve had a blast!

Supplies :
Image : Cute Puppy Digital Stamp from AiFactory
Medium : ProMarkers including Metallic Silver (dog tag)
Papers & Card : Papers from a freebie My Minds Eye pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv Cardstock pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Hydrangea Edger Punch
Embellishments : Waxed cord and pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Put a critter on it!
The Pixie Cottage : Your Favourite Technique (colouring with ProMarkers)
Your Next Stamp : Beautiful Borders
Happileigh Scrappin : Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft : Cute and Cuddly
Kaboodle Doodles : In the garden (you’d definitely find one of these in my garden.Here’s the proof!If you scroll down)
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
Come and Get It : Anything goes 
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes
Simply Create : Favourtie Animal   ( I love dogs too!) 
Stampin for the Weekend : Paws for thought
Truly Madly Crafty : Summer Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Belle of the Ball-et

The theme at AiFactory Challenges this week is Handmade by Me.We would really love to see your handmade embellishments.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday August 3rd to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used the delightful Ella the Ballerina Digital Stamp from AiFactory.She’s been watercoloured with Distress Inks.I’ve teamed her with some pretty K & Co papers,including the quote,and some lovely shimmery pearlescent card.Now,I’m totally rubbish at anything needlecraft wise but one thing I can make successfully are these rosettes,either from ribbon or,as in this case,lace.I’ve topped it with another handmade element.This is the first ribbon rose I’ve ever made.I used a quilling tool to wind it round,twisting it every now and then.More stitching holds it all together.I did actually glue it to the lacy rosette tho’ *blush*

Supplies :
Image : Ella the Ballerina Digital Stamp from AiFactory
Colouring Medium : Distress Inks in Tattered Rose (skintones),Scattered Straw and Wild Honey ( hair),Spun Sugar (dress and shoes),Antique Linen (shading underneath her tutu and to ground her)
Card & Papers : Pink card from stash,DP K & Co
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frames Rectangles 2 and Borders 2,Big Shot,X-Cut Heart Corner Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Quilling Tool
Embellishments : Lace and ribbon from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Daisy Doodles : Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel : Photo Inspiration
Come And Get It : Make Your Own Flowers
Sparkles Forum : Elegance and Lace
Cupcake Inspirations :
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Punches and Die Cuts
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Oh So Girly
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
Little Darlings : Girly
Paper Pretties : No Markers
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes  

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer scene

The theme at AiFactory Challenges this week is Layer It Up.So we’dlove to see your creations with lots of layers. You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 27th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

I’ve used some of the images from My First Rainbow Digital Stamps Collection  from AiFactory. I chose to make a Stair Step Fold to create a little scene using these fabulous papers as a starting point.All the images have been paper pieced and in fact the only colouring is on her eyes.I used a fineliner pen and a white gel pen to give her a twinkle in her eyes.Rather than cut out the individual bands on the rainbow I actually layered it up cutting  away the bottom bands to reveal the colour underneath.I finished the card with some pretty ribbon I found in my stash.

A revelation?!
Whilst making this card to make sure I got the colours of the rainbow in the correct order I scribbled down the first letters of the well known saying Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain :

I also happened to have a recently purchased Core’dinations Cardstock pad to hand.I always wondered why it was called Roy G.Biv.A strange name I thought.Could it be the designers moniker?Hee hee – after writing these letters out the penny finally dropped!!So if you have this pad or have just pondered over the title now you know!

Supplies :
Images : My First Rainbow Digital Stamps Collection from AiFactory
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Coloured card Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,White card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv Cardstock pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage Scissors
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue 
Embellishment : Ribbon from stash

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Creative Craft : 3D It
Papertake Weekly : Getting Cute
Anything Goes : More than 1 fold
Top Tip Tuesday : Shaped Cards
Karens Doodles : Shaped Cards
KB Cute Monday : Use a digi stamp
Paper Playtime : Summer
Pollycraft : Summer Fun
Stamp & Fun = Creativity : Digi Stamp
Stamps R Us : Through the Garden Gate
Dream Valley : Summer Themed
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Flowers
Craft Your Days Away : Fancy Folds
Fussy and Fancy : Summer
Paper Cuts : The Sky’s the Limit

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Pretty as a Princess

Spots and Stripes is the challenge at AiFactory Challenges this week.Who doesn’t love ’em,eh?You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 20th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

I’ve used Princess Digital Stamp  from AiFactory for my card.Isn’t she pretty?She’s been coloured with ProMarkers including the Gold Metallic on her crown.I layered her up on some My Minds Eye papers,the photo anchors were from an embelllishment sheet in the paper pack, and some coordinating card.I’ve embossed a strip of card and laid a punched row of flowers over the top.This is the first time I’ve used it and it was another bargain from my local craft warehouse.I thought £7.99 was a fabby price for an EK Success Slim Edger Punch.Do you see the cute little metal flowers in the bottom left corner?Another bargain from my local craft warehouse.They’re a little like staples and I think you’re supposed to set them with a machine but I just poked the arms through the paper and used my fingers to bend them over.Easy peasy.

Supplies :
Image : Princess Digital Stamp from AiFactory
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Pinflair Glue Gel
Papers & Card : My Minds Eye Ooh La La for Her, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,EK Success Slim Edger Punch Daisy Chain,Polka Dots Cuttlebug 5″x 7″ Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : Gold brads from stash,  Creative Expressions Craft Stapler Daisy

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Kaboodle Doodles : Use those scissors
KB Cute Monday : Something Cute
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes  
Deep Ocean : Cards
Scrap Creations : At least 2 Designer papers and at least 2 different embellishments
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Summer Birthday
There’s Magic in the Air : Birthday Card
Wags n Whiskers : Birthdays
Amber’s Crafts and Stuff : Embossing
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Simply peaceful Ella

This week at AiFactory Challenges it’s Double Time.We’d love to see two of something on your projects.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 13th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

Here is Ella at Peace.She’s one of several little cuties in the Ella Collection.They can all be found at AiFactory.I’ve kept the design of my card simple as I really wanted the image and colouring to be the main focus.She’s been coloured with ProMarkers.I also wanted a clean look to the card as the colours are so strong.Just love these papers!And they were a bargain.I half filled  a pizza box with 12 x 12 papers for just £8.99 at Coleman’s Craft Warehouse.They estimated this would be about 75 but when I got home and counted them there were 85 papers and 10 of the most gorgeous printed vellums. I wasn’t quite sure what to add as my 2 somethings and after pulling out every embellishment I own,plumped for these rather scrummy flower brads.

Supplies :
Image : Ella at Peace from AiFactory
Medium : ProMarkers
Papers : Paper Adventures Mod Green Damask and Mod Brown Paisley 
Tool : X-Cut Guillotine
Embellishments : Dovecraft Flowers  Brads Brights

Here are some challenges this card is for :

I Love ProMarkers : CAS
Hooked on Craft : Show Us Your Flowers 
The Emerald Faerie Garden : Sugar & Spice – All things girly
Try It On Tuesday : Flower Power
Party Time Tuesdays : Square card
Scrap Creations : Summer
Creative Craft : Pretty Blossoms
Stamps R Us : There was a little girl
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean : Flowers
Wags n Whiskers : Summertime
Stamp Something : July Digi Day 
OSSAT : Use a digi
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Happy Birthday to Choo!

At AiFactory Challenges were asking you to Use Your Favorite Embellishment.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 6th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used Toy Train Clipart.As you can see I’ve flipped the image as  I felt it looked better that way.That’s the beauty of digital images.I then decided to coat the image in clear ultra thick embossing enamel.It’s so much easier than using normal embossing powder  as you don’t have to keep layering it up to get the result you want.As for my favorite embellishment…well…it had to be… BUTTONS!Love ’em.I managed to sneak in some baker’s twine.I couldn’t have put them on my card naked!!

Supplies :
Image : Toy Train Clipart from AiFactory
Sentiment : Pink Cat Studio Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : Versamark,clear ultra thick embossing enamel,Jet Black Archival ink
Papers & Card : DP Artic Frog 6 x 6 Lily Pads Spring Break, Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks embossing folder,Big Shot,Heat gun
Embellishments : Papermania Buttons Yellow Tube,We R Memory Keepers  Sew Easy Fancy Floss – Bakers Twine Primary

Some challenges this card is for :

Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes 
Sew Many Cards : Dry Embossing
Secret Crafter : Embossing
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Male themed Anniversary/Birthday card
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : T is for…Train!Oh,and twine.

TFL

Lisa x

 

Surf’s up!

It’s Summer Fun at AiFactory Challenges this week.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday June 22nd to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

I’ve used an image from Surf’s Up Ready For Swim Dudes to create this side step card.I thought this style would be ideal for the shape of this little guy plus it meant I could add lots of waves using one of my fave punches.I also added some acrylic dew drops.Just love using these on water  themed cards and I have a ton as I bought the ones they sell as table decorations rather than the more expensive ones for crafters.The sentiment looks a little fuzzy here but I think the camera homed in on the image rather than the whole card.I’m going to save this card for my DS1’s Birthday in December!Apart from not knowing too many surfing phrases this will be pretty apt as he will be 10!

Supplies :
Image : Surf’s Up Ready For Swim Dudes from AiFactory
Sentiment : Crearted by me in Word 2010
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Fiskars 30cm Euro Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,EK Success Dotted Wave Slim Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Acrylic Dewdrops 

Some challenges this is for :

A Spoon Full of Sugar : Splish Splash
Anything Goes : Here Comes Summer
Deep Ocean : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly : Dads & Lads
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Bows n Berries : Masculine
Hooked on Craft : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy : Masculine
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday : All About Kids
Creative Cowgirls : Summertime Fun
Amber’s Crafts and Stuff : Vacation
Crafting For All Seasons : Summer
Little Darlings : Summer Theme
Your Next Stamp : Seeing Shapes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Holidays
Scrappy Frogs : Simply Red
Secret Crafter : Male Card
Fussy and Fancy : Card for a Male
Mami Doodles : Card for a boy/man
Phindy’s Place : Water
Wags n Whiskers : One for the boys
Aud Sentiments : Summertime
Craft Us Crazy : Father’s Day or Masculine
Dutch Dare : For the boys
Paper Play : At the beach
Stampin’ B’s : Use a border punch

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking ay my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

TFL

Lisa x

Under the Sea

This week at AiFactory Challenges we’d like to see you Use Something New.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday June 15th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I’ve used the cute Mermaid Digital Stamps from AiFactory to create this Diorama card.What better way to showcase these little beauties?All the images have been coloured with ProMarkers then fussy cut out and adhered to the card to make an underwater scene.The fish has been attached with a strip of acetate to not only create extra dimension but give the impression that he’s floating.As for the something new it’s the ribbon I’ve added across the top.

Supplies :
Images : Mermaid Digital Stamps from AiFactory
Medium : ProMarkers
Card : Pearlised blue and yellow card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Grand Nestabilities Lables 4,Nestabilities Labels 4,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
Embellishment: Ribbon from a £1 pack from the works.

Some challenges this is for :

Stamp Something : June Digi Day
Stampavie and more : More than 1 fold
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges : Anything Goes (sea images optional)
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : More than 1 fold
Cupcake Craft : Things with tails (hope a mermaid or a fish count!)
KB Cute Monday : Bright Colours
The Corrosive : Summer Colours
Quirky Crafts : Under the Sea
Word Play Weekend : Anything with a tail
Crafty Ann’s : Use more than 1 image

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

TFL
 
Lisa x
 
 

Bee-utiful

It’s time to get your inks and or tools out as we’re asking you to be In Distress at AiFactory Challenges.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday June 8th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I’ve used Cute Birds and Bugs Graphics Clipart Collection  from AiFactory and taken two of the images and one of the sentiments.I’ve aded Glamour Dust to the bees wings and the centre of the flower.Glossy Accents have been applied to the bees eyes and the leaves on the flower.All edges have had the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser used on them.The piece of green card has been embossed and sanded.Some pearls and ribbon have been added to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Cute Bugs and Birds Graphics Clipart Collection from AiFactory
Mediums : Crystal Glamour Dust adhered using a Zig Glue Pen,Glossy Accents
Card : Blue card from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,Green from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles and Standard Circle Large, Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Polka Dots Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : Pearls and ribbon from stash

Here are some challenges this is an entry for :

Incy Wincy : Nature
Stamp With Fun : In the Garden
Pile It On : You’re the Sprinkle of my Life
Allsorts : Things with Wings
Stamp Something : Use a sentiment 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Wings 
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Things with Wings
Truly Scrumptious : Summer Sparkle
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Here comes Summer
Top Tip Tuesday : Wrap it up with ribbon
Inky Impressions : Shine On
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes
 
Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

TFL

Lisa x

Fit for a Princess

Pretty in Pink is the theme at AiFactory Challenges this week. So we want to see your girly creations for this one.You have until Wednesday 1st June 11.59 to upload your project.For more details head on over.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I’ve used Girl Dressed Up as a  Princess clipart from AiFactory for my card.This little cutie is just $1 too!I’ve tried to do and use all the things I usually forget and then think afterwards ‘I really should’ve done that’.So I’ve layered the image,glittered,used a border punch,added gems,die cut flowers and ribbon.Oh,and I decided to use a LOT of pink!

Here’s a closer view of all the sweet sparkliness!

Supplies :
Image : Girl Dressed Up as a Princess clipart from AiFactory
Sentiment: Created in Word 2010 by me!
Mediums : Zig glue pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers : DCWV The Mini Stack 3
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Square Large;Classic Square Large;Classic Scallop Circle Large;Standard Circle Large,Marianne Designs Creatables Floral 1 Dies,Grand Calibur
Embellishments : Dovecraft Pink Grossgrain Ribbon,2mm and 4mm Clear Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty
 

Some challenges this card is for :

Claudia & Co : Girls Birthday Card
My Time To Craft : Use a Die Cut
Karen’s Doodles : Make it Sparkle
Lexi’s Creations : Spots and/or stripes
There’s Magic in the Air : Let’s make our own flowers
I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Happy Birthday
2 Sisters : Use a digi
CES : Embellish It!
Little Claire’s : Sparkle
One Stop Craft : Fairy Tales
Crafts 4 Eternity : Recipe: 1.Flower 2.Ribbon 3.Bling
Fairy Knoll : Flowers
Mami Doodles : Spots and /or Stripes
Creative Craft World : 3 or more flowers
Inky Impressions : Shine on
Stampavie and more : Pink
Truly Scrumptious : Anything Goes  
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Bling It On !
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts  : Bling It

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

 

TFL

Lisa x

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