That’s the way the Cookie crumbles!

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This is my card I’ve made for Day 2 of the New Releases showcase at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog featuring Cookie – Let’s Eat and will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs shop soon.

April New Release

Make sure you pay the inspirational blog a visit and check out all the wonderful creations the DT are sharing!

After stamping Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs onto kraft card I coloured this cutie up with Polychromos pencils to get a furry effect.Once the bowl had been coloured some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied for shine an dimension.His eyes and nose have been given the same treatment.I’ve teamed the image with some Authentique Celebrate papers.All corners on the layering have been punched.The sentiment has been stamped and each circle die cut.A trio of button topped die cut flowers decorate the bottom right hand corner and a length of ribbon stretched across the centre of the card.The little white ‘buckle’ to brighten the card is recycled from an old bra strap!Don’t worry it had been washed first 😛 LOL

Supplies :

Image : Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,Red & Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (small circle perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot

To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Wilko Red Grossgrain Ribbon (to be found in their Christmas Department),Jute twine from stash,White Buckle recycled from an old bra

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Catch The Bug : Recycle, Upcycle or use Household item (White Buckle recycled from an old bra)

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : For a Child

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

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Birthday P-hugs!

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is The Bold and the Beautiful.We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink 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.

As soon as I saw this adorable Birthday Pug by 2 Cute Ink I knew I had to play with him!My DD1 has a real thing for these little dogs since she saw then being dressed up in a series of ads on the TV a little while back so I thought I’d jump in and make a card for her birthday in October!!He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Couldn’t resist glossing up his eyes and nose – and the camera has actually picked it up 🙂 The sentiment isn’t actually on the original image,it’s been stamped on.I chose a mix of colourful papers to go with him.An arch shaped die was used to cut and layer him up.I’ve  used my favourite corner rounder punch on all the backing pieces.The rosette/flower thing is made up of punched,folded circles adhered to another punched circle.Some baker’s twine and a button have been added to finish.

Supplies :

Image :  Birthday Pug by 2 Cute Ink
Sentiment : From a magazine freebie set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,Woodware 1” Circle Punch,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine :  Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Animals
Pile It On  : Kawaii / Cute
Card and Scrap : Buttons
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges : Happy Birthday!
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Make your own embellishments
Di’s Digis Designs : Lots of Layers
Hiding in my Craft Room : Buttons & Bows 
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend  : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Divas by Design: 3 or More Layers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Favorite Embellishments (Buttons & Twine)
Rhedd & Rosie’s Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
 Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes with a Sentiment (Stamped on the cake)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

He-Lola there!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is No Designer Papers.We have the fabulous Zap Pow Designs and Flourish With A Bling  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.

Meet the totally adorable Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I tried out a new technique,Whitewashing, after finding it on Splitcoast Stampers.I didn’t quite have the right white inkpad but it was fun none the less 😀 I’ve kept things simple here as I didn’t want to cover up all my hard  work too much.Just added a ribbon cut into a fishtail,a paper twine threaded button,a couple of Dymo labels…oh and Lola,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape for dimension 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs
Stamp :  Discontinued Willow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Versamark,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink,Unknown brand white ink pad  
Sentiment : Made with Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank trimmed down to fit
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Papermania Heat Tool,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Paper Twine and Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs : Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time :  Flowers
Pile It On : Feminine
That Craft Place : Buttons
The Ribbon Girls : Spring
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Sunflower Fields Designs : Easter or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Creative Corner : April Showers Bring May Flowers
Get Inky!  : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Clean & Simple
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image 
Crafty Ribbons : Anything goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Hip to be Square
DRS Designs : Who’s the (em)Boss?
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Buttons

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Gift of the Gab :)

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It’s the beginning of a another new challenge at Just Some Lines.This month we’re looking forward to seeing your Think Spring creations.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3 🙂 

Here’s the beautiful Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines .Doesn’t she look like she’s enjoying Spring?!  I thought I’d brush up (pun intended!) on my watercolouring skills – or lack of them 😉 The purpose of the exercise was supposed to be practising with Distress Inks but as I pulled the boxes out the cupboard I found my AquaMarkers.To think I’d actually forgotten I had them!So out they came to play.The beauty of these is when it came to the fine detail I just used the pens to fill it in.No worrying about going over the lines or bleeding into what’s already painted.I did actually blend out a little on her headband and ribbons with out having to change to a smaller brush 🙂 Not really sure how it turned out but Gab’s that pretty I’m sure it doesn’t matter 😉 For the card I just layered up these gorgeous papers that I try not use too much,cutting and embossing a frame  for her,and adding some piercing details to the papers.The sentiment on the stamped and die cut button seemed pretty apt 🙂 Some baker’s twine and buttons have been used to decorate.

Supplies :

Image :  Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink (I did add some Diamond Stickles but it seem virtually invisible in the pic)
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Papers : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Steel Ruler
To Embellish :  Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Welcome Spring
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Spots and Dots
Sunflower Fields Designs :  Easter or Spring
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Delicious Doodles : All Seasons In One Day (Spring)
Get Inky! : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
 Bearly Mine : Spring
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge:  Include a Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts :  Here Comes Spring
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
The East Wind Challenge: Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image (Rubber or Digi)
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Krafty Love!

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*This has been posted late.I’ve had terrible internet connection probs.Sorry to Jenn and my Teamies.*

We’re into a new month,as well as a New Year,at Just Some Lines so that also means a new challenge!This month we are looking for your Favourite Colour Combo 🙂 To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve gone for a red,white & kraft combo using the beautiful Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines,coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Love ♥ this combo – not just for Christmas!Teamed her with some magazine freebie papers layered onto white.The kraft matt for the image,which has a punched edge,and tag have been cut from another card blank to match the base perfectly.I wanted to punch some hearts into the image piece but found that all the shapes would have come out the wrong way round because of the way you had to insert the card 😦 After digging around I rediscovered a box of corner punches I purchased from a catalogue some years ago and I think this one works wonderfully!Simply added a glittery red button threaded with some jute twine -just adore this stuff 😀 – to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Raspberry Road Freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Heart Corner Rounder Punch unknown brand
To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Jute Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
 Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes/Pearls or Buttons
Crafty Boots :  Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge : Red + Kraft
Victorine Originals : 3 Layers
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Sew Endeer-ing :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Buttons Galore!We have the fabulous QKR Stampede and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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.

How cute is this little Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede?!He’s been printed directly onto the kraft card blank and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers,trying to retain the tartan detail.Just love how the colours turn out on these card bases 🙂 I’ve added some real buttons,threaded with jute twine,to his eyes and trousers.I had hoped to find a tiny pom pom for his nose amongst the kids crafting supplies but the only ones there were far too big.Never mind.A couple of scrap strips have been trimmed with decorative edged scissors to create a kind of ric rac look.In the top corner I’ve used some Epiphany epoxy button stickers stuck onto more scrap papers.I found these half price in my local craft warehouse and figured that rather than buy the special punch to go with them it would be easy enough to trim around them once adhered to paper.I then used a pokey tool to pierce the holes ready for threading 😀 Worked a treat…Yay!A leftover holly die cut is just peeking out from beneath them.Finally I stamped a sentiment,a freebie from one of last year’s Christmas magazines,in the top right corner.Chosen because he makes me smile 🙂

Supplies :

Image :Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green from stash
Tools : Fiskars Paper Edger Scissors Pinking Wide (unfortunately these seem difficult to source in the UK),Holly from Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Buttons from Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons (eyes) & Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig (trousers),Jute Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self Adhesive Buttons in two sizes

 

Some challenges this is for :

C is for Challenge : Winter is Coming
Crafty Bloggers Network : Christmas
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Digi Stamp
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Clean and Simple
Great Impressions : Holiday Card or Tag
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas
Little Claire’s  : Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges : Christmas Time
Designed To Color : Christmas/Winter
Die Cut Divas : Holidays & Celebrations
Flat Friends Challenge : Christmas
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Let it Snow/Christmas
Lia Stampz Challenge : Use Your Scraps 
Delicious Doodles : CAS
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas
Creative Moments:  CAS/Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 

Hoping Christmas will Drag-on :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Heavy Metal.We have the fabulous Stamping Dragon and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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.

For my card I’ve used the sweet Penny’s Pudding by Stamping Dragon and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I then cut her out and added her to the holly embossed piece of kraft card,which has the bottom corners rounded,using foam tape for dimension.I then adhered this to a card blank which I also rounded the bottom corners of.I laid a couple of strips of washi tape across the top.I die cut some holly leaves and topped this with a button threaded with baker’s twine.The sentiment has been stamped in red ink then clear heat embossed.This way you don’t have to worry about stray flecks too much 🙂  A 1″ punch fits this greeting well,so no fiddling about to cut it out.I did ink the edges with the same ink pad to give a better finish as this card has a white core.

Supplies :

Image : Penny’s Pudding by Stamping Dragon
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Poppy Red Versacolor Ink Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Cuttlebug Holly with Berries Embossing Folder,Holly from Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Button from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Dovecraft Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

Polkadoodles : Christmas Is Coming
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend :  Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Moving Along with the Times : Christmas Cuties
Digistamps 4 Joy : Embossing
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Christmas/Winter Holiday
Christmas Cards All Year Round : Getting Ready for Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas Is Round The Corner

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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