With bundles of love

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Vaentine.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.

Here’s the adorable Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs  all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and a few white gel pen highlights.I decided to make a kind of shaped tent fold card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies to tie in with the image.Love the red,white and kraft combination so chose some hounds tooth patterned paper and die cut a curvy edge for interest,matting onto some red card cut with a coordinating edge.The sentiment is stamped directly onto the base.The ribbon is salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake and I really can’t take credit for the bow – it was already there ;)Went for a more masculine feel as this will be my DH’s Valentine’s card.It’s OK he never looks at my blog.He’s not interested in bits of paper and card!

Here’s a closer view of the image :

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Here’s some exciting news….

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Hope you can watch!

Supplies :

Image : Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

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

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot

To Embellish : Ribbon salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Ribbon or Lace

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Kraft

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Beary Sweet

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Die Cuts

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Heart To Heart

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Seeing Red

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Anything Goes

Where the HeART is : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Imagine That : Colouring Contest

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Have a Heart

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Time Drawers On ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Calendars.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.

I wanted to make a calendar with a bit more purpose to it for my DD2 as she’s in her final year at Secondary school and in colours to match her recently decorated room.I thought this little beauty,Delightful Flowers  by Crafty Sentiments Designs,was perfect.Not only could I colour that big bloom to coordinate with the décor she’s also a rabbit on the Chinese Zodiac.Apart from dogs she love bunnies too 🙂 I’ve coloured on kraft here with my Polychromos Pencils and painted over the centre of the flower with Iridescent Medium.This card was a real find at my local craft warehouse.It’s double sided!Usually with kraft you get a ‘grey’ side.Not so good for fancy folds and 3D projects.So I bought a whole box of it!!Well…don’t want to run out 😉

My DD2 is struggling with exam nerves so this little gift may cheer her up a bit.This is what you get inside…

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A few bits and bobs to help with that all important revision.I might find a little choccy to pop in there too nearer to the time of giving it to her.

The instructions can be found here.

Of course,to go with this she needs an extra accessory….

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Desk Puppy!Although she has a day bed in DD2’s room so she can be close to her she prefers to sit under the desk where she can snuggle up to her legs!Or get in the way…The choice is yours 😀

Supplies :

Image : Delightful Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to pick out the highlights in his eyes),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Pink Acrylic Paint (to colour wooden butterfly button)

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash,Pink Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11 (for the flower),Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Nestabilities Labels Three,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Yellows,Wooden Butterfly Button,Ribbon & Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Leaves

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Stripes

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Flowers

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Say It With Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Leaves &/Or Trees

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Pick 3 Challenge (flower(s),button(s),ribbon/bow)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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’t 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 🙂 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

Good things come in ‘trees’ ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Well,I think Josh – Apple Tree is a good thing 😉 He’s by Crafty Sentiments Designs and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Some white gel pen highlights have been added and his wellies have been given a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Here’s a shot of the shine :

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I nearly picked some different papers but when sifting through I came across these.Just had to be!

A strip of jute/hessian ribbon,some wooden leaves and,for good measure,a wooden ladybird embellish the card in keeping with the country feel I was trying to create.I thought the sentiment quite fitting.Judging by the plaster on his cheek I’m guessing it covers an injury from another escapade.Figuring this little guy lives life to the full!

Supplies :

Image :  Josh – Apple Tree by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers & Card : DP DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another cut up and punched for the horizontal strip)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL (Circle),Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds,Jute/Hessian Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer Breeze

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : Patterns

The Paper Girls : Forever in Blue Jeans

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly +Dreams : Midsummer Delights

The Corrosive Challenges : To “Die” For

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use a Punch

Di’s Digis Designs : Hand Coloured Image

Hiding in my Craft Room : Lots of Layers 

My Sheri Crafts : Child’s Birthday 

Open-Minded Challenges : Kids Want to Have Fun

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Summer Time

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

TIME OUT Challenges : Nature, with the option of Animals

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Pretty Lazy in Spring

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring Colours.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.

Here’s the pretty Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.I created a frame and gave her a ribbon covered border to perch on.It also allows the delightful paper to show through.The embossing at the bottom has been sanded to enhance the pattern and I hand pierced it to create a little more interest.The flowers and leaves are die cut from felt.A few gems have been scattered around to bling it up.

Supplies :

Image : Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Cioa Markers

Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Other Material : Felt from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Nellie Snellen Flower Border 1 Embossing Folder,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Big Shot

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a Twist: Add a Ribbon

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : For the Girls

Card Mania : Spring

Get Creative Challenges : Embossing

Stamp and Create : Is it Spring yet?

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Girly Girl

Come and Get It : Emboss It Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Add Some Embellishments

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Passion for Fashion

Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Add Flowers

My Sheri Crafts : Welcome Spring

Card Mania : Spring

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Include a Sentiment

Die Cut Divas : Spring / Children

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Flowers

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spring / Greens

 Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Emboss It

Crafty Catz : Use Your Dies/ Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Life’s a picnic – No Josh-in’

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It’s Crafty Sentiments Designs New Releases Day 5 Preview.There will be 5 fantastic new rubber stamps over at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 25th February.

Here’s a little sneak peek of Josh – Picnic.Such a great image with those warmer months approaching and a good all rounder too – there’s so much scope with this.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and gone for a pretty rustic,woodsy feel to my card.Lots of kraft,distressed edges,raffia lace ribbon,wooden button threaded with jute twine,a cluster of die cut greenery and….a squashed bottle cap!Well,a beer one to be precise.Hubby donates me quite a few of these so I put them to a better purpose 🙂

If you haven’t seen the previous New Release Preview Days  I suggest you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog and check out my fellow Teamies  amazing creations.You will not be disappointed!!

 

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Picnic by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments :  ‘Yum’ from Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design Set,’Just for You’ ticket part of a Wee Stamps magazine freebie set

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from stash, Green Bazzill Basics

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch

To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Wooden Button and Jute Twine all from stash, Recycled Bottle Cap

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Incy Wincy Designs : Distressing

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Add Something Green

Perfectly Rustics : Little Boy or Girl

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Layer It On

Crafty Calendar :Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : All things Kraft / Homespun / Recycled

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use Kraft

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Simon Says Stamp : Add A Little Texture

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Berry Sweet Hedgehog

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is It’s Harvest Time.We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

I just had to choose this adorable little Berry Hedgehog by Doodle Pantry and colour him with my Copic Ciao Markers.You do also get pre-coloured versions of him along with a selection of papers and a couple of sentiments.I ended up pulling these magazine freebie papers out instead tho’ as my printer ran out of ink leaving the bottom faded – not a good look!Decided to make a shaped card with stuff hanging over the edge to add more interest.Die cut some different leaves and the matching blueberries are actually holly ones 🙂 Made this for my DD2’s birthday next month as she loves hedgies almost as much as me!!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Berry Hedgehog by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie,Bazzil Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 1,Crafts-Too Square Embossing Folder Leafy Swirl,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (Berries),Big Shot
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Jellypark Friends Challenge : It’s All About Pets and Animals
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Die
Robyn`s Fetish : Use An Embossing Folder
That Craft Place : Sentimental
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes 
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers : Food,Glorious Food
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday :Too Cute
Moving Along with the Times : Texture (embossing)
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles : Animal 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Embossing
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Twist Handmade Flowers (no flowers- just theme)
The Sailing Pineapple Blog : Use a Die Cut
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 

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