Hat a girl!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Ribbons.We have the fabulous Art by Miran 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 Fashionista¬†from¬†Art by Miran¬†and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I just couldn’t resist enhancing those big ol’ blue eyes further with some 3D Crystal Lacquer.Just love these Summery feel papers ūüôā One of my favourite corner punches has been used on the layers and a border punch on the vertical strip so that it could be woven¬†with ribbon.I cheated…gasp!…by adding the bow separately to avoid fiddling about ūüėČ The flowers are two different punches layered with a gem added to each centre.

Supplies :

Image : Fashionista from Art by Miran
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Daisy Punch from an old set in my stash (Tonic?),Woodware Regular Flower Punch
To Embellish : Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

 

Some challenges this is for :

 Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Ribbon, Twine or String
The Corrosive Challenges : Use Favourite Colouring Medium
2 Sisters : Make your own embellishments
Allsorts : Summer Girls
Crazy 4 Challenges : Summer/Winter
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Summer Days
Craft for the Craic : Something Summery or with Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wonderful Weaving
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Flowers
Fussy and Fancy : Summertime
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Anything Goes with Markers
Sister Act Card Challenge  : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge :  Summer
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Have you scene Spring?

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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

 
 

Party Poopers!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†Birthday Bonanza!We have the fabulous¬†Eureka Stamps and Flourish With A Bling¬†as our¬†sponsors 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.

When it came to choosing an image from¬†Eureka Stamps,oh my gosh,I just had to have Party Poopers!Not only is it a super digi but with that name I really couldn’t pick anything else ūüėõ ¬†They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Probably difficult to tell from the pic but I’ve taken the opportunity to ¬†layer them up to give extra dimension ūüôā

Here’s a view to demonstrate :

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I ran the card front through an embossing folder for some texture,created some bunting with the first part of the message and then stamped the rest on the mat behind the image.I made a rosette ‘cos I haven’t done that for a looooong time.Had to add buttons just because I love them ‚ô•¬†

After seeing these being used a lot in cardmaking magazines and no details listed I finally managed to find an extra large corner rounder punch.I’m so ūüėÄ Or does that make me sound ūüė¶ LOL

I had made this card for myself as it’s my Birthday today but as I haven’t used girly papers I think I may give to my hubby as it’s his Birthday next Monday.Luckily I have some matching kraft card to make a box ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Party Poopers by Eureka Stamps
Sentiments : 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,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 ,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Lattice Embossing Folder,Joy!Crafts¬†Labels & Tags Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Martha¬†Stewart¬†Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Add a Sentiment
Hobbycutz   : 1 Year Celebrations/Celebration Card
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
 That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Animals
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar :  Animal Antics
My Time to Craft : Cats & Dogs
Sunflower Field Designs : Birthdays and/or Flowers
The Doodle Garden :  Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Happy Birthday
The East Wind Challenge : Use a Digi
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Texture
Get Inky! : Buttons, Buttons Everywhere
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Emboss Wet or Dry
Seize The Birthday :  Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pearly & girly

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Girly Girl.We have the fabulous¬†Crafty Sentiments¬†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.

I’ve coloured up the gorgeous Harriet – In the Background by¬†Crafty Sentiments¬†with Copic Ciao Markers,including the Blender to make a hazy sky.I chose some pretty pink pearly card to go with her.This colour is also found in the background papers and as the floral one is particularly bright I thought it would make a nice contrast.Went to town a bit (well for me!) adding lots of punched and die cut elements as well as lots of embellishments. These include a piece of cheesecloth,a doily (cut in half then doubled up as the paper glared thru’),lots of different sized pearls and a couple of pearly buttons threaded with baker’s twine.I had planned to use and made up a pearl topped pin with a bow tied round it but by the time I’d put everything else in place there wasn’t really a suitable space left for it.Ah,well never mind at least I have something ready for another creation ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Harriet РIn the Background by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : From Holly Hobbie past freebie stamp set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Pink card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,EK Success Daisy Chain Edger Punch,Nestabilities Scalloped         Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set (shaped with a large ball tool),Butterfly Die freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Big Shot
To Embellish : Self Adhesive Pearls from Trimcraft The London Line,Pink Papermania buttons,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Trimcraft Lillibet Paper Lace Doilies,Cheesecloth from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Flowers
Digi Makeover Challenge : Add dimension
Kaboodle Doodles : Buttons & Twines
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Die Cuts
Lacy Sunshine : Lots of Layers
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Anything Goes
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges : Spring Is Here
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Happy & Bright
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Flowers Galore
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Pack a Punch
Feeling Crafty Challenge : Dies and/or Punches
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†BINGO (Sentiment,Die cuts,Doily)
A Creative Romance¬†:¬†Let’s Get Sentimental
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Flower Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†: BINGO (Pink,Pearls,Doily)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hamsters just want to have fun!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is 200th Challenge Special – Pick any challenge from the past year.We have the fabulous¬†2¬†Cute Ink¬†¬†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.

I just had to opt for this cute,cute Hula Hoop Hamster as they’re my favourite animals – just don’t tell my dog,OK?! He’s from¬†¬†2¬†Cute Ink¬† but I’m afraid he doesn’t seem to have made his way over into the new shop yet,maybe he’s having too much fun playing ūüėČ The owner is trying hard to transfer all her digital stamps and you can still check out her other adorable creations there ūüôā He’s been coloured with Graph’It Markers including the Blender to create a soft sky-ish effect around him.Yeah,sky-ish ‘cos it’s not a full blown sky!I kept the card fairly simple by adding this fab apple paper and a white punched border to contrast with both that and the kraft base.A little hand stitching in white to create a little interest plus my chosen theme was ‘Haberdashery Items’.I put a little ‘FUN’ into the card using the¬†Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set¬†stamped onto self adhesive cork,then hand trimmed.Even tho’ this is self adhesive I still tend to dollop a little glue on the back,as with any product of this nature,to give it extra staying power!Three sweet little wooden heart buttons have been added higgledy piggledy (there’s a good old fashioned phrase for you!) style along the bottom.

Supplies :

Image : Hula Hoop Hamster by  2 Cute Ink
Sentiment : Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card & Paper : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Piercing tool,Steel ruler,Needle & thread
To Embellish : Wooden Heart Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Hearts/Love
Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Red
Digi Makeover Challenge: Hearts
Eureka Stamps : Hearts / Love is in the air
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Heart
Whoopsi Daisy : Sentiment
Lacy Sunshine : Use a Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything goes¬†with Patterned Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Hey Cutie
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Everything’s coming up (cabbage) roses

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This month’s challenge at Just Some Lines is 3 or More Embellishments.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

For my card I’ve used the delightful¬†Cabbage Rose Fairy¬†by¬†Just Some Lines¬†.I’ve coloured her with my first attempt using my new Graph’It Markers.I also purchased some brush nibs for her hair.I quite enjoyed using these pens but think I need a little more practice.I like the bullet nibs as they are fine and fairly firm but the real bonus is you can remove the chisel end and add a brush nib if you want that extra bit of detail.It’s quite magical too watching the ink seep into them…LOL.There are some other fun accessories that go with them too – but I’ve yet to play further…They are great pens but I don’t think I would buy too many more as I already own a full set of Ciao’s and ProMarkers.If someone was thinking about starting using alcohol markers or only had a small collection of other makes I could recommend them.I know you can mix different brands but I prefer to stick to the same,whichever I choose to colour an image with…maybe I’m just strange?! ¬†ūüėČ …Back to the card…I picked some pretty papers to go with this gal and remembered I had just bought a new embossing folder that would suit her perfectly. Her wings have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for a more subtle shimmer.I dug out some ribbon and self adhesive pearls from my stash to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Cabbage Rose Fairy by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Frosted Lace Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Marianne Design Designer Doily,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon & Self Adhesive Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty : Sparkle & Shine
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Brown Sugar : Things with Wings
Creative Corner¬†:¬†Can’t Touch This (add texture)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday : Sparkles
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Autumn Splendour

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This is the last week of the¬†¬†Fall/Autumn or Back to School challenge at¬†Just Some Lines.Wow!Can’t ¬†believe that’s another month over!To play along you need to use a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you‚Äôre picked as part of the Top 3!

After last week’s cheeky little fairy I thought you might like to see one from a different angle ūüôā This time I’ve used Baby Fairy – Peek-a-boo¬†by Just Some LInes and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,defining the mushroom spots with white gel pen then coating her wings and the spots with Stickles.I chose these beautiful papers to go with this adorable image.The colours,I think,are more Autumn/Halloween but she’s definitely too cute to spook!!The layout is one modified from an old sketch of mine when I was on Willow Sketchie DT.A few gems ,Prima leaves and a button add the finishing touches.The button is quite glittery IRL but it’s a shame the camera just hasn’t picked this up ūüė¶

 

Supplies :

Image : Baby Fairy РPeek-a-boo by Just Some LInes 
Sentiment : Made by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card : DP ¬†My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Leaves from Prima Flowers Bitty Bag,Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons,Faux Suede Strip from The Works
 

Some challenges this is for :

 
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Allsorts : How does your garden grow
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Fall Colors
Di’s Digis Design¬†:¬†Coloring Skills
A Creative Romance : Fairytale or Winged Creations
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Harvest
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : The Great Outdoors
Fairy Tale : Pumpkins, Mushrooms & Bats 
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Colours of Autumn
Simply Create Too : Fall/Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Fairies and Fantasy
A & T Emerald Faeries:  Magical Creatures
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Fairies and/or Butterflies
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges¬†:¬†Happy Fall Ya’ll
Sassy Studio Designs : Fall colors
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp¬†–¬†¬†Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations: Fall
Party Time Tuesdays :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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