Birds and tortoises of a feather….

….stick together!

The challenge at Just Some Lines is Give Thanks this time.There are some changes to the challenge too.From now on only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Turt n Peep – Peep by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao Markers.I added some texture to the bird and dotted some blender over the tortoise’s face to give that  kind of scaly look they have about them.I found some papers in my stash that I thought would compliment his shell and dug out a Spelllbinders Impressabilities that I’ve had a few years and never used :0 I typed and printed the sentiment using my ‘puter then cut the tag using a Quickutz die.Because I wanted to define it where it is layered over the image I ended up hand cutting a piece of kraft to mount it onto.So we’ll just ignore the wonky cutting and move on 😉 I die cut a flower from a coordinating paper and added a couple of die cue leaves and a brad.

Supplies :

Image : Turt n Peep – Peep from Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : DP Arctic Frog The Garment District Lily Pads Spring Break 6 x6 paper pad,Green card from stash,Craft UK 6 x 6 Kraft card base (another also cut up for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Corner Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Quickutz  Small Curved Gift Tag Maker Die,Joy!Crafts Flower 3 Die and Assorted Leaves 1 Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Dovecraft Neutrals Brad

Some challenges this is for :

Bloggers : Birds of a Feather
Broken Box Stock : Thank you
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thanksgiving/Thank You
Fairy Tale : Embossing
Guylou’s Inimitability : Thanks for Everything
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Thank You
Stampin With The Dragon : So Cute
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Be Thankful
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Use a sentiment with “thanks” in it
Delightful Challenges : Thankful
Pixie Dust Studio : Thanksgiving or thank you
Crafting for all Seasons : Thank You cards
Digistamps 4 Joy : Giving thanks
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Freshly Brewed :Lots of dots
House That Stamps Built: Give thanks
Inky Impressions : Give thanks
Little Red Wagon : Texture
Papercraft Star : Thank you
Simon Says Stamp : Thanksgiving/Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes
Craft Room Challenge :  Punches & Die Cuts
Digital Tuesday : Thanksfulness
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Give Thanks
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Thanks / Thanksgiving 
Lollipop Crafts : Thankful/Gratitude
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge : Thank You Card
One Stitch At A Time : With Thanks 
Pile It On :  Let`s be Thankful
Scrappy Frogs : Give Thanks
Sentimental Sundays : Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


The Little Mermaid

It’s Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion this week.An easy one I hope you agree.We also have FOUR fabulous sponsors too – Fanyella,Wags ‘n Whiskers,The Artistic Stamper and Letraset!!Pop along to be in for the chance of winning some wonderful prizes.Don’t forget to check out the DT and GDT’s beautiful work while you’re there. 

I was lucky enough to get to play with Fayella’s Mermaid!I had so much fun colouring this with Promarkers and a touch of Sakura Stardust pens,altho’ it doesn’t show up too well. I also sprayed the image with Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine as this was quite a large area to cover.After cutting the papers I gave them a generous covering of Spray and Sparkle in Silver.I used a border punch along the bottom of the paper and card and offset it for a different look I used a  length of this sparkly trim as I thought it looked like seaweed.I attached the bow and pins using Pinflair Glue Gel.The paper and pins I found on offer at Colemans Craft Warehouse and tho’ they’re not made by the same company the colours tone pretty well together.I like these pins as they have a silicone cap on the end.Not sure if you’re supposed to remove them when you use them but these are definitely staying on!I can’t help it but every time I see any kind of Mermaid the song ‘Under the Sea’ pops into my head!

Supplies :
Image : Mermaid! from Fanyella
Mediums : Promarkers,Sakura Stardust Gel Pens,Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine, Crafter’s Companion Spray and Sparkle Silver
Papers & Card : DP Arctic Frog The Garment District Lily Pads Spring Break 6 x6 paper pad,green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,EK Success Dotted Wave Slim Edger Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Small,Big Shot
Embellishments : Sparkly trim from stash,Fancy Pants Rough & Tough pins

Some challenges this card is for :

Desert Island Crafts : Brenda’s Itinerary – 1.Make it square,4.Hand coloured image,5.Two or more patterned papers,8.No sentiment on the front
Papertake Weekly : Anything goes (optional extra of something old Crafter’s Companion sprays)
Crafts and Me : Under the Sea
Clear It Out : Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up : Just Green It!
Little Miss Muffet : DP
Shelly’s Images : Layer,layers,lots of layers
StampInsanity : I’m so touchy feely
Fairy Tale : Children
Stamp Something : March Digi Day
Tellen’s Place : Embellish,Embellish,Embellish
Scrap Creations : Kids
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes : Stripes


Lisa x