Hedgehugs just for you!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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.

These adorable Hedgehogs by Sasayaki Glitter have been printed onto  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock then coloured with Polychromos pencils.I’ve used a few different techniques with them too.Their faces and the sky have been blended with Spectrum Noir Blending Solution using a paper stump.I did take an artistic liberty with the faces and made them flesh toned as I didn’t want the hedgehogs to end up looking too brown.Yeah,I know – hedgehogs are brown 😀 The colours on the butterfly and bow have been blended using pencils only.For the ground and shadowing once I’d layered the pencils they were blended with a dry paper stump only.A little white gel pen had been added for highlights and a Stardust pen for a touch of glitter the the heart on the bow.I cut apertures in two sheets of patterned paper to frame them and stretched a length of ribbon across the bottom then gave the sentiment some lift with foam pads.A few jute twine threaded wooden buttons have been arranged in the top left corner in a higgledy piggledy fashion.

It’s no secret that I like (well,LOVE) hedgehogs…Quite a few years ago my DD1 caught a glimpse of one running across the road through our hall window one evening…What she didn’t bank on was a mad woman chasing after it with a camera!Yep,that was me… 😉

Supplies :

Image : Hedgehogs by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pink Star Pen,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no.5 XXL,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Wooden Heart Shaped Button & Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : In The Garden

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~Flora and Fauna

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : P = pretty peculiar (the hedgehogs faces being more human coloured – or maybe my story is!)

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Spring

Crafts Galore Encore : Make a Card

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Something Spring

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes optional twist: Add an animal

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use Ribbon 

Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Welcome Spring with ribbon or trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations :  Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : To Die For

Moving along with the Times : In The Garden

Star Stampz Challenge : Think Spring

Crafty Creations : Spring Fever

Crafty Gals Corner : Easter or Spring

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a Spring Has Sprung

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Happy Easter/Spring

Mod Squad Challenge : Springtime

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Cute Critters

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Try It On Tuesday :  Nature

 

Thanks

Lisa x

Have a fabu-mouse birthday ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy 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.

Meet the adorable Happy Mouse by Fabrika Fantasy.I decided to go all CAS as this is something I struggle with and I thought if I used my Polychromos pencils  it may make my little mousie friend stand out.After colouring him with my pencils I fussy cut him leaving a little white around the edges.Setting him to one side I then pierced a border around a piece of white textured card and stamped the greeting.I made my own washi tape by adhering Scotch Magic Matte Tape to my chosen scraps of paper,burnished with a bone folder then trimmed the excess paper away.Next I soaked them in a shallow tray of water.After a few moments I gently rubbed the paper fibre from the back until I was left with the patterned transferred onto the tape.The hardest part was waiting for it to dry!Once they were they were trimmed into pennant shapes.As I was creating a banner hand stitched to the card I stuck them into place with just a little tape pen adhesive as I still wanted a little movement.Other than that they would have to be glued quite firmly into place as unlike shop bought washi tape there is no gum on the back.Black cotton was used to tie in with the ink for the sentiment.Finally I added the mouse with some silicone glue.And that’s that!This will be for my DS2’s birthday in September 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Happy Mouse by Fabrika Fantasy

Sentiment : From a freebie stamp set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Archival Jet Black Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (on his tooth)

Card & Paper : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection (to make home made washi tape)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes

Other Stuff : Black Cotton from my sewing box,Scotch Magic Matte Tape,Stick It! Silicone Glue

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room :  Super  Scraps Saturday

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Stitching – real or faux (real to hold banner in place)

Morgan’s Art World : Include a Sentiment

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges : Feathers &/or Fur

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a sentiment on front of project

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mainly Manly

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Time Drawers On ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Calendars.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.

I wanted to make a calendar with a bit more purpose to it for my DD2 as she’s in her final year at Secondary school and in colours to match her recently decorated room.I thought this little beauty,Delightful Flowers  by Crafty Sentiments Designs,was perfect.Not only could I colour that big bloom to coordinate with the décor she’s also a rabbit on the Chinese Zodiac.Apart from dogs she love bunnies too 🙂 I’ve coloured on kraft here with my Polychromos Pencils and painted over the centre of the flower with Iridescent Medium.This card was a real find at my local craft warehouse.It’s double sided!Usually with kraft you get a ‘grey’ side.Not so good for fancy folds and 3D projects.So I bought a whole box of it!!Well…don’t want to run out 😉

My DD2 is struggling with exam nerves so this little gift may cheer her up a bit.This is what you get inside…

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A few bits and bobs to help with that all important revision.I might find a little choccy to pop in there too nearer to the time of giving it to her.

The instructions can be found here.

Of course,to go with this she needs an extra accessory….

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Desk Puppy!Although she has a day bed in DD2’s room so she can be close to her she prefers to sit under the desk where she can snuggle up to her legs!Or get in the way…The choice is yours 😀

Supplies :

Image : Delightful Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to pick out the highlights in his eyes),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Pink Acrylic Paint (to colour wooden butterfly button)

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash,Pink Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11 (for the flower),Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Nestabilities Labels Three,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Yellows,Wooden Butterfly Button,Ribbon & Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Leaves

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Stripes

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Flowers

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Say It With Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Leaves &/Or Trees

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Pick 3 Challenge (flower(s),button(s),ribbon/bow)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It’s all black & white after a fashion!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Black and White.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.

I thought 60’s Fashion by Crafty Sentiments Designs would be perfect for this colour combo especially all coloured up in the style of an old photograph.I even shied away from normal skintones to add to the effect,tho’ I was tempted!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and a few white gel pen highlights have been added too.The paper rose started out white and the leaf green but I decided to give them a more dramatic look by changing them with the Black Copic Marker.The ribbon and buttons are from the same collection as the papers.

Supplies :

Image : 60’s Fashion by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Black Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Daisy Mini Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Ribbon,Paper Rose & Leaf from my stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Alphabet Challenge : R is for Ribbon

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Ribbons and/or Flourishes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

You can Count on Dracula

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Halloween Decoration.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.

I wanted to make a rosette style decoration but I wanted it big!So after much head scratching along with a good measure of trial and error I came up with the solution…3 strips of 12″ x 4″ all scored every ¼” then joined together.Yay 😀  Count – Dracula by Crafty Sentiments Designs makes a perfectly spooky centrepiece too!He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and Black Soot Distress Ink has been blended around the edge.

Here’s a close look at him :

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I found the fabulous freebie sentiment here.I twisted a couple of lengths of raffia together to create the hanger.The spider,would you believe,is recycled from an old pair of my DD1’s shoes and the buttons were snipped off a couple of garments that weren’t fit enough for charity collections then threaded with just the orange raffia.

Supplies :

Image : Count – Dracula by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie from TaylorMade4U Cards

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP Best Creation Inc.,Green Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot Plus

To Embellish : Green & Orange Paper Raffia from stash,Recycled Spider and Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Digi Choosday Challenge : Feeling Sentimental

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Halloween

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Get Creative Challenges : Halloween

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Anything Goes/Getting ready for Halloween

Whoopsi Daisy : Hand colored image

Lacy Sunshine : Monster Mash

That Craft Place : Halloween

Crafting with Dragonflies : Recycle something not usually found on cards (Spider cut off an old pair of shoes!)

Crafty Calendar Halloween 

Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween or Harvest related

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Halloween/Autumn

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Halloween

Pattie’s Creations : Fall or Halloween Image

Simply Create Too : Halloween Colors

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Too Cute To Spook (Spooky or Cutesy)

Shake it quietly!

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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.

Here’s the sweet Quite Time by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and fussy cut so that she can perch on the ribbon of this shaker card.I’ve been getting into making these lately,varying the way I make the shaker element.This time the shaker is on the card front and you can see the die cut sentiment through the aperture.The pretty paper is a recent magazine freebie.I filled the window with some sequins and beads I had lying around in my stash.A few got stuck once I’d given it a shake so let them stay where they were for the photo 😉

Supplies :

Image : Quite Time by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers & Card : DP Bo Bunny freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Other Materials : White Funky Foam to layer up for the shaker frame

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Only Words Dies Cherish Every Moment Die,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Beads & Sequins from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Let’s Get Girly

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : September any image

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Artiste Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

TIME OUT Challenges : Make Your Mark (any marker, chalk, pencils etc)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Good Book(mark)!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is School.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.

The first thing that came to mind for the sweet A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs was a corner bookmark.Not made one in a while – and they’re easy as well a fun!She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and then fussy cut.I actually HATE cutting out but I do it so much.Nah!Still don’t like it 😛 The one thing I DO like is these pretty papers,tho’ 🙂 Being double sided and more like a cardstock weight they were perfect for this project 😀 Found some pretty ribbon and gems in my stash to coordinate.Love it when it all comes together 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Back To School

Allsorts : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Anything But a Square or  Rectangle

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Children

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Back To School

Fussy and Fancy : Back to School

Pattie’s Creations : Back To School

The Stamping Boutique : Back To School

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Back To School / For a Teacher

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : September Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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