A monster of a Birthday

Here’s a card I made for my DD1’s Boyfriend.The image is a freebie I picked up at Bugaboo Stamps a while back,printed onto ivory cardstock and coloured with AquaMarkers and a water brush.White gel pen was added to whiten his eyes and teeth plus the highlights on the balloon.You can just make out the Glossy Accents applied to the balloon too.The papers are K & Co and the cardstock is from my stash.I’ve used a Large Corner Rounder Punch and a Small one on the computer generated sentiment.Yup I made that one up myself!LOL.The Brads are Primary Making Memories and the string is cut from a price tag off an item of clothing.

Although I still think this looks like a kid’s card apparently he liked it!Having said that he is still a little like a kid – into his yo-yo’s and skateboarding.When do they ever grow up?!

Some challenges this is for :

The Poodles Parlour : Let’s hear for the boys
Aud Sentiments : Make us Laugh
Here Come the Boys : Monsters
Lollipop Crafts : Anything goes
Craft Room : For a Man
Papertake Weekly : Anything goes
Incy Wincy : Dots & Stripes
Paper Playtime : Anything goes – Past or Present
Pollycraft : Anything goes
Stamps R Us : Masculine

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Kittens in distress!

Distressing is the theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.It’s quite an exciting day as our new DT members are making their debut so please make them feel welcome.

Don’t forget to check my sidebar for this months specials over at the store.

For my card I’ve  used the totally adorable Box of Kittens from Digi Doodle Shop.They’ve been watercoloured using AquaMarkers.I cut the card base and layers using  Grand Nestabilities and Nestabilities Labels 1.All edges have had Tea Dye Distress Ink applied and been given the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser treatment.I only cut half of the piece of Papermania card wich I screwed up in a ball and sanded.I added some Jute ribbon and Vintage seam binding.I topped the bow with a button threaded with a strand of the Jute ribbon.

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design : Button up !
Crafts and Me : Use a Digi
My Mums Craft Shop : All creatures great and small
Truly Scrumpitious : Distressing
Craft Room : Featuring Felines
Crazy Amigo : Animals
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Shaped card and/or Breast Cancer Awareness 
Ribbon Carousel : Anything Goes (include some ribbon trim)
Crafty Boots : Zoo or Animal
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Use a Digi
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity : Anything Goes
Fun with shapes and more : Shabby/Vintage
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Long time no see

It’s Anything Goes with a twist to add flowers this week at Craft Your Passion.We have two fabby sponsors too – Digi’s by Phooka, and AiFactorySo head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the super cute Giraffe  from Digi’s by Phooka and coloured using AquaMarkers on water colour card.I made on off centre gatefold card with punched edges and adhered him to the front.I added some ribbon recycled from a birthday cake and punched flowers topped with buttons.I just had to use this paper from the K & Co All About Boys 8 x 8 stack. And here’s a pic of the inside :

I typed in the words then inserted the image,reducing it in size.

Here are some challenges this is for :

Catch the Bug : September Anything Goes 
Craft Your Days Away : Make your own flowers
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Add flowers 
Card Makin Mamas : Go digi
Delicious Doodles : New and Fresh ( New pens,new paper,first time I’ve added a pic to an insert)
Fun with Shapes and more : What you want (anything goes)
Paper Cutz : Zoo x 2 plus dimension and/or bling
The Poodles Parlour : Animal Antics
Stamp Something : September Digi Day
Desert Island Crafters : 4. Buttons,5. Dimension,6. Flowers,7. Nature Inspired,8. Sentiment
Emerald Faerie Garden : Buttons
Crafty Sentiments : Ribbons and Bows
Cute Card Thursday : A Pinch & A Punch
Do You Stack Up : Friendly Critters
MAWTT : Handmade Flowers
Paper Play : Make your own flowers
The Corrosive : Funny or Punny
OSAAT : Use a digi
DigiStamps 4 Joy : Spring ( add a flower)
Little Red Wagon : Border Punches
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Flowers,flowers,flowers
Scrap Creations : Decorate the inside of  your card 
My Time To Craft : In Full Bloom
Tuesday Throwdown : Punny Sentiments

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The Golden Dragon

It’s a Fantasy/Fairytale theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

And here’s some good news!The sale from last month is continuing throughout September.Check the ad in my sidebar them click on through to visit the store.

For my card I’ve used the delightful Louis & Daisies from Digi Doodle Shop and coloured him with AquaMarkers.This time I’ve used them on smooth card.That’s because I changed my mind at the last minute – I was going to use my ProMarker/FlexMarkers.I also thought it would give the chance to play too.I’m quite pleased how they worked.I’ve teamed him with some K & CO papers and just had to let the little ladybird poke out a the top.I’ve also added a piece of hessian.I found an A4 6 sheet pack in The Works and there are different colours/weaves in there.The flower is die cut from felt and I’ve sandwiched a hessian one between.This is a bit of an experiment as I’m not sure how it will last because of the weave.Dries clear PVA glue has been smoothed around the edges in an effort to hold it together.I did however lose some tiny bits but not enough to spoil the flower.Fingers crossed for the rest of it!!The button atop has been threaded with a strand from where I frayed the piece at the top of the card.Not only does it bring everything together it meant I didn’t have to throw it away!

Some challenges this card is for :

Totally Gorjuss : As you like it
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Buttons
Jellypark : Die cuts and /or punches
Phindy’s Place : Make your own embellishments
Bearly Mine : Flowers.flowers,flowers
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Fall colours
My Time To Craft : In Full Bloom
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Passion For ProMarkers : Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles : Anything Goes
Hooked On Craft : Things with Wings
Pollycraft Monday : Use Felt
I Did It Creations : Nature 
DigiStamps 4 Joy : Spring (add a handmade flower)
I Love ProMarkers : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Flower Power
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner :
What d’ya mean I wasn’t invited?Are you sure?
Despite me calling her name constantly she wouldn’t look at me!Proves dogs have just as good selective hearing as children and Husbands!!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Near cat-astrophe

Anything Goes is the theme for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

Don’t forget the special offer this month at the store.The more you buy the more you save!Great way to stock up on your fave digi stamps!

I’ve used the cute and fun Who’s Bad? from Digi Doodle Shop.They’ve been printed onto watercolour card and painted with AquaMarkers.This is my very first attempt.Even though I’ve bought a lot of pens recently I couldn’t resist buying these at a whopping 60% off.Think I’m gonna like my new toys!The inverted scallop border was created using the same punch used on the corners but without the guide.The bow is actually faux.After wrapping the ribbon around the brown card I bound a section with some thread then took a loop of some more and also wound some thread round the centre.I’ve topped it with a kind of flower made using the scraps where I punched the inverted corners.I folded them in half and wet glued them to a small circle of brown card,another scrap.I was then able to position them as I liked. A Chocolate Pearl  was adhered in the centre.

Supplies :
Image : Who’s Bad? from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Medium : Letraset AquaMarkers
Papers & Card : Paper Adventures,Orange card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv Cardstock pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
Embellishments : Ribbon stolen from a Birthday cake (oh yeah,now I remember it was mine !),Chocolate flat backed pearl
Some challenges this is for :
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey : Anything Goes
Designed 2 Delight : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Cute and Cuddly
Patties Creations : Animals or insects
The Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Handmade Flower
Kaboodle Doodles : Ribbons
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Anything Goes
Crafty Creations : Show Us Your Inner Animal
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Flower Power

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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