Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!


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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

How adorable is Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies?Totally!And what’s more this cutie is calorie and sugar free ūüėÄ All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the sweetie for that cellophane wrapped feel…

Here’s a closer look.Please excuse that the reds look more pink on this one.Think it’s because I had to hold my craft lamp nearer to capture the shine.That’s what I’m really trying to show…

I also used a Graph’It Shake Marker in Gold to make the little dangly things on his hat jingle bell like,but I suppose they could be anything you want then to be depending what you added ūüėČ

I placed him on this beautiful backing paper and layered with coordinating green card.Around this is wrapped a length of baker’s twine.The wooden candy cane is painted with Gesso.Once dry I lightly ran a red Stardust pen over the top,allowing the ink to flow so as not to clog the nib.Next (as I couldn’t find my clear Stardust pen) I coated the white stripes with¬†Winsor & Newton¬†Iridescent Medium.It’s quite sparkly IRL but the camera failed to pick it up ,and not my lack of photography skills as you’d assume ūüėČ After stringing the bells onto a shorter piece of twine they were tied on,finishing in a bow.A tiny dab of dries clear PVA stops the cut ends from fraying ūüôā The greeting has been embossed with a magazine freebie border folder.

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies

Mediums :¬†Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Gold¬†Graph’It Shake Marker,Maimeri White Gesso,Red Star Sakura Stardust Gel Pen,Winsor & Newton¬†Iridescent Medium

Papers & Card : DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Artemio Golden Bells


Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Allsorts : Clean and Simple

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Winter Holidays

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colors

Just Us Girls :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Keep it Simple

Connie Can Crop : Candy Cane

Copic Spain Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Crafty Time : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : Merry Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add 3)

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Christmas Cheer

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Something Metal

Fussy and Fancy : Words

Jo’s Scrap Shack¬†: Christmas Joy

Just Add Ink¬†:¬†Just add C (Christmas,Candy Cane,Copic colouring,Crystal Lacquer and…Candy Elf C…LOL)

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Any Christmas Creation with an image

Polkadoodles : Traditional Christmas

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Season’s Greetings

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Festive Colours

Scrap & Craft Challenges : Anything Christmas


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Snow much fun at Christmas :)


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Holiday.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.

What a cute couple A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs make ūüôā They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and some lovely texture has been provided with Fluffy Stuff.It makes excellent snow but it’s also great for those furry festive trimmings too.Quite a simple designed card with the embossed panel but a touch of luxury has been added with some sumptuous velvet ribbon.Just love using jingle bells too – no good for posting tho’ ūüė¶ Reserved for hand delivered cards only.These are attached with Baker’s Twine here.Thought the lovely wording was the perfect¬†accompaniment to this darling pair.Think I might give this to my DH but will have to wait and see what he’s getting me for Christmas first…LOL – just kidding ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars X-mas Collection Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Artemio Golden Bells,Velvet Ribbon from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Always Something Creative : Clean and Simple

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday (Christmas)

SLS Lines Challenge : Christmas/Creepmas in July

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Ditch the Design Papers

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge) :  Add Ribbon or Washi Tape

The Ribbon Girls : Just add Ribbon

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas¬†:¬†Two of Something (Bells)

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Christmas in July

Whimsy Inspiration :  Christmas In July

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Have you scene Spring?


So we’re now into week two of the Think Spring ¬†challenge at¬†¬†Just Some Lines.To play along you need to use a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image to enter and you could win a digi if you‚Äôre picked as part of the Top 3¬†ūüôā¬†

I created a little scene combining the adorable¬†Emo Layla Gardener 2¬†¬†and the butterfly and Snowdrops from Emo Amber Springtime Value Set¬†by¬†Just Some Lines¬†.All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers ūüôā Tried out a freebie embossing folder that came with ¬†the latest Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine on some Whitewash card.Works beautifully ūüėÄ Couple of pieces of torn paper cover the corners.The Raffia Lace has been attached with coloured staples.The bottom right corner of the image was looking a little bare so I stamped part of the greeting there and added cut up pieces of the other half,tucking them in behind the image.I popped a cute little wooden clothes peg on too ¬†ūüôā As I had dusted off a box of seldom used punches for another project I grabbed the heart to make a flower,having drawn inspiration from the butterfly’s wings.To the centre a paper twine threaded button has been added.I think it turned out rather cute and full of the joys of Spring…do you?

Supplies :

Images : Emo Layla Gardener 2  and Emo Amber Springtime Value Set by Just Some Lines (png. files grouped together in Word)
Sentiment :¬†Created with Ki Hampton Art Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps and Dovecraft Mini Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps (sorry there aren’t any names of the styles on the boxes)
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP¬†Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Craft¬†UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Freebie Embossing Folder from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Mini Stapler
To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace,Coloured Mini Staples and Paper Twine from stash,Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Artemio Mini Wooden Pegs


Some challenges this is for :

A Creative Need : Signs Of Spring 
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Spring Time
Moving Along with the Times : Easter/Spring
Bearly Mine :  Spring
Ladybug Crafts : Here comes Spring
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Embossing
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Spring
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Girly
Divas by Design : Easter/Spring
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Flower Power
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Flowers
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges : Embossing
Papertake Weekly : Spring Has Sprung
Through The Craft Room Door :  Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Cute


Thanks for looking

Lisa x