It’s bearly spring

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is Grin and Bear It.We have the fabulous the fabulous Purple Panda Designs as our sponsor.Stop by for the full details and don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work.

The DT were lucky to choose from a selection of bear images from Purple Panda Designs.I chose the cute Bearey Springy to work with.He’s been coloured with Promarkers.This is my first attempt at making a swing card.It was actually surprisingly easy.I managed to follow a tutorial I found on You Tube while balancing my paper trimmer on my lap whilst measuring and cutting !! The card I used has a lovely pearlescent finish as well as being textured.I mounted a frame,stamped with a greeting,from the same paper pack on the reverse side of the image.

These cards are a lot of fun to make.

Supplies :
Image : Bearey Springy by Purple Panda Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Promarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad, Black fine liner pen for drawing in springy stems on punched flowers
Papers & Card : DP Freebie My Minds Eye paper pad from past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,cardstock from my stash
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30 cm,Martha Stewart Stamp and  Punch Set Flower,Circle Plier Punch
Embellishments : Mini buttons

Some challenges this card is for : 

Digital Tuesday : Button Up
Top Tip Tuesday : Show me those buttons
Cooking It Up With Katie : Animals with colourful buttons
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Do it more than once
For Fun : Flowers and sentiment
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Carmakin’ Mamas : Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity : Something hidden in your creation (the sentiment until you pull both ends of the card.The middle swings round to reveal it)
Crafty Ann’s : Inspired by an Elvis song – Teddy Bear 


Lisa x

Doctors and Nurses

The challenge theme this week at AiFactory Challenges is Under the Weather.You don’t need a AIFactory image to join in but there are some freebies if you’d like one of their images.You have until Wednesday 30th March 11:59 EST to upload your project.Stop by the challenge site to check out full details.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

Here I’ve used Little Doctor Medical Cliparts.I’ve devised a card incoporating a tissue holder.I took inspiration from Splitcoaststampers Treat Box Card by Melanie Schulenberg .The meausurement for the box part wasn’t big enough for what I needed so I altered the sizing to suit.This was a major achievement for me.I REALLY don’t do meausuring!I even have trouble when the instructions are clearly laid out in front of me.I also flipped it so the card opens like a normal one.As well as the Nurse I printed out a plaster and stamped the greeting on it.It’s layered onto a real piece of bandage!

Here’s the inside :

I made the insert in Word and changed the font in Word Art.I thought this one one went rather well with the cliparts as it has the same shadowing underneath.Mind you with the horrendous cold I’ve picked up I may need to keep this one for myself  😉

I had so much fun making this I didn’t stop there.This next project is far simpler.

I took a Christmas tin,one of many I have stashed in my cupboard, for this one : 

I resized,printed and die cut the image and layered it onto another die cut piece.I edged them in Metallic Silver Promarker :

Because the rest of the lid and tin had no Christmas images and I quite liked the stripes I just added some grossgrain ribbon and some more cliparts resized to fit :


In case you hadn’t guessed it’s for keeping plasters in!

Supplies :
Images : Little Doctor Medical Cliparts from AiFactory
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink Pad,Metallic Silver Promarker
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories, 12 x 12 white cardstock from stash 
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30 cm,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Scallop Circle Large,Big Shot
Embellishments : Real bandage,grossgrain ribbon from stash

Here are some challenges these are for :

Delicious Doodles : 3 Dimensional Project
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Allsorts : Gift Box (not too sure if this counts – let me know.I don’t mind if it’s deleted) 
A Gem of a Challenge : Anything but a Square (tin)
CES : Favourite song/inspired by a song – Doctor,Doctor by the Thopson Twins (remember that?!)
Secret Crafter : Anything but a card ( the tin counts.Not sure about the other – it’s a bit of a hybrid!)
Shannon’s Sentiments : Unusual fold
Sugar Creek Hollow : Anything Goes
Gingerloft : Die Cuts/Punches
Crazy Challenge : Any shape but a square
Lexi’s Creations : Ribbon No Bow or Knot
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything but a card
Crafts & Me : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : No Stamps
Guylou’s Inimitability : Dots
Aud Sentiments : Get well card


Lisa x