The apple of my eye


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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Aurora Wings¬†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.

Here’s the most adorable Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple¬†by¬†Aurora Wings.After printing onto kraft card I coloured her up with Spectrum Noir Pencils,adding a few white gel pen highlights.I die cut an aperture into another piece of kraft and die cut the scalloped border before overlaying it on this cute apple paper.I stamped a sentiment then cut it into a banner shape.These stamps are fantastic for cards as they’re quite small.So glad I found them ūüôā Some baker’s twine and a button have been added as the finishing touches.

Supplies :

Image : Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple by Aurora Wings

Sentiment : Marion Smith Typography Alphabet Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion¬†Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Small,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Buttons from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Pile It On : Cute and/or Spooky

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Simon Says Stamp : Wrap It Up

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

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

Digistamps 4 Joy¬†:¬†Anything Goes – Optional Twist = B (Baker’s Twine,Button)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Fairy Wishes




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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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.

Here’s the beautiful Fairy Sitting on a Toadstool¬†¬†by¬†Aurora Wings¬†.But then all Mitzi’s¬†images are beautiful ūüėČ So…I bought some Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils way before¬†Christmas and in my usual style they’ve been sat in a box – until now that is!To be fair this is the first card I’ve made in a long while as my computer took a turn for the worse and crashed.Feeling quite pleased that with some help from my thirteen-year-old son we managed to set it back to factory settings and got it running again I really wasn’t prepared for it to go and die completely within a week ūüė¶ So now I’m left with the headache of finding someone reputable to fix it…For now I’ve got loan of DH’s laptop.Wish he’d cleaned it before he let me borrow it tho’ !Urgh!

Anyway back to the card…I printed her out on Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm Card bought specifically for the purpose of trying out my new pencils.I did buy a ton of it (well maybe not quite) as my local craft warehouse had a whopping 30% off!The fairy and toadstools were coloured just using the pencils to merge the different colour tones together.For the grass,foliage and sky I was a bit more scribbly and blended it out with the Blending Soloution and a large paper stump.Have to say I was impressed at how the sky blended out as I was a bit worried the scratchy strokes would still show but,nah,they’re really not there! ūüėõ So I was quite pleased at my first proper go with these but,as always,there’s room for improvement!

If you or someone you know would love to be part of the DT at Craft Your Passion Challenges please take a look here¬† ūüôā


Supplies :

Image : Fairy Sitting on a Toadstool by Aurora Wings

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP¬†Papermania Sew Lovely 12 ¬†x ¬†12 Paper Pack,Papermania Sew Lovely¬†Die-Cut ¬†Notelets,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools :¬†Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate¬†Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Spellbinders¬†Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials ¬†Just The Ticket,X-Cut ¬†Guillotine,Kars Blending Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Card Mania : Add Some Red

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Allsorts : Flower Power

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle 

Little Claire’s¬†:¬†Bright and Beautiful

Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Things with Wings

Polkadoodles : Flower Power

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Lots of Layers

Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Fair-y Amount of Candy ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Bingo!(check blog for board).We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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.

Here’s the sweet and adorable Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand¬†by¬†Aurora Wings.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and of course,as she’s a fairy,the obligatory glitter in the form of Stickles this time.After seeing a hexagonal box made on a Candy Punch Box Board,which I don’t have,I wondered if there would be a way round that?!With much fiddling with dimensions to get the size I wanted and a long reach heart punch I managed it.I stuffed it with some yummy Halloween sweets ūüôā¬†Even tho’ we give away goodies to the Trick or Treater’s that come to our door I usually make a little something extra for my own kids.Altho’ given the angle the photo has been taken at the tag with the fairy on looks very much larger IRL it isn’t!But I don’t mind as it showcases this lil’ beauty off a treat – or shouild that be Trick or Treat! ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand by Aurora Wings
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Diamond Stickles
Paper  & Card: Best Creations Inc. Trick or Treat range,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Wescott Heart Long Reach Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : Paper Raffia Ribbon from stash,Hexagonal We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle :  Halloween
Lacy Sunshine : Include a Hat
Opus Gluei¬†:¬†Ghostly Things Going On ( not very ghostly but Halloween – if it doesn’t fit feel free to delete)
That Craft Place : Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge : Trick or Treat (HALLOWEEN)
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Halloween Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges : Halloween or Dressing Up
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Halloween!
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic : Something suitable for a child
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Halloween
Creative Corner : Halloween
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween
Sweet 7 Challenge Blog : Halloween
C.R.A.F.T. : Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Cute Card Thursday : Trick or Treat
Hanna & Friends : Halloween
MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Sassy Studio Designs : NOT, Hip to be Square (any shape but square)
Creative Moments : Anything goes/ Halloween / Spellbound / Fairytale
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes/ Halloween
Stampavie and More : Anything but a Card
Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Ooh La La Creations : The Witching Hour
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Halloween
The Crazy Challenge : Spooky Nights
Whoopsi Daisy : Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pearls in Blossom

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Pearls and Lace.We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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.

Isn’t this just the most adorable little thing!!She’s Whimsical Cherry Blossom Sprite¬†¬†by Aurora Wings¬†and I coloured her with Graph’It Markers.Little spots of Liquid Pearls were added to the stamens.Some freebie paper was used in the background and behind that I tucked a couple of lacy punched borders.Lengths of crochet lace cover the joins ūüôā I bought the fab cherry embossing folder a while back but this is the first time it’s been used and I love it!A chipboard greeting banner and flower that came with the paper¬†pack¬†have been added along with some real pearls – well,flat backed ones at least ūüėČ

My computer still won’t connect to the internet and I’ve really missed being able to download,print and create.Unfortunately when I got my wireless printer a while back I just plugged it into my PC as that was where the printing was to be done.Now,I can only access the internet thru’ my DH’s laptop and whilst I can download I can’t print from it.Being ‘clever’ thought I could make my printer wireless and connect it to the laptop.Not so ūüė¶ Appears that can only be done with my computer thru’ the internet….Grrrr!Yeah,I know I could probs set up the printer with the cable to the laptop BUT it sits on my dining table when in use and has to cleared away at meal times.If I wanted it on the computer desk I would have to pack up my PC and put it away – don’t want to do that!!Sooooo…then an idea hits me (doesn’t happen too often but it’s a goody when it does)…I bought myself a reasonably priced USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick (cheapest from Argos)…whatever you want to call them ūüėČ Now I can just transfer what I like to my PC and print – genius!It’s so easy even a computer simpleton like myself can use it – yay!¬†And the moral of the story is if anyone else finds themselves in a¬†predicament¬†like this then this may be the solution ūüôā

Supplies :

Image :  Whimsical Cherry Blossom Sprite by Aurora Wings 
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Paper & Card : DP Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart¬†Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals Small,Nestabilities Classic Ovals¬†Small,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6 ¬†Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Chipboard shapes part of freebie along with the papers,Lace from The Works,Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line

Some challenges this is for :

Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†:¬†Happy Birthday (Birthday Cards)
Papertake Weekly : Ohhh So Cute!
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Here Comes Summer 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges  : Lots of Layers
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme : Anything Goes (just the theme)
Eureka Stamps : Birthdays
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Flowers
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenges :Banners
The Squirrel &¬†The Fox¬†: Let’s Hear it for the¬†Girls!
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Use Your Markers
Hiding in my Craft Room : Embossing
Totally Gorjuss : Lace
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Lace
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use a Die
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : To Die For (use a die)
Digi Haven : Spring has Sprung
QKR Stampede : Punch or Dies
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers :Use Kraft
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Use Kraft¬†
A Little Bit Crafty :  Flower Power
A & T Emerald Faeries : Flowers Ribbon &/or Lace
Bearly Mine :  Flower
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
Feeling Crafty Challenge : One for Girls/Ladies
Flat Friends Challenge  : Dies &/or Punches

Thanks for looking

Lisa x