Happy Bearthday!


At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Happy Birthday.We have the fabulous Birdie Brown 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.

For my card I’ve used a totally adorable  image from Birthday Bear set by Birdie Brown,the sentiment is part of it too,and coloured them with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.To create the kind of ‘fuzzy’ effect on the bear I went over it several times with my pens and covered quite a large area with the lightest colour first.This way when you apply the darker shade,then overlay the light colour when blending it bleaches it out a little and you get a mottled appearance.You have to be aware that when you layer up the ink this way it does deepen the colours despite having heard the contrary! The pretty papers are freebies from the centre pages of a past copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I’ve got a ton of back copies with these in and I’m trying to make it a mission to use them up.I’ve teamed them up with some coordinating cardstock.I’ve created some fancy borders and corners with a punch and a die.A couple of layered Prima Flowers and a handful of gems have been added to embellish.

Supplies :

Image and sentiment : Birthday Bear set from Birdie Brown
Papers & Card : Freebies form Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guilotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch,Cuttlebug Vintage 4 die set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Prima Flowers,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Birthday 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Bling
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Bling It On
Papertake Weekly : Die-ing For A Punch
A & T Emerald Faeries : “Happy Birthday”
Oozak : Anything Goes With Texture
Card Mania : Pearls and/or Gems
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Birthdays
Crafty Boots : Animals
Eureka Stamps : Happy Birthday
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Word Play Saturday : Birthdays
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

Some friendly bann(t)er

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Banners.We have the fabulous Birdie Brown 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!

For my card I’ve used Be My Friend by Birdie Brown.Aren’t they just the cutest?!They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers with some 3D Crystal Lacquer to enhance those beautiful,big eyes.I hand cut the banners then punched some tiny holes before threading them with some jute twine.I threaded some sweet wooden buttons onto the ends.I’ve used a selection of gorgeous Boho Chic papers to go with the little bunnies,the light woodgrain is the reverse of the one in the background and provides a nice contrast I think.The burnt orange card is some I had luckily tucked away in my stash 🙂 I distressed and tore the edges to keep in with a countryside feel.The sentiment was created in my brand new,shiny toy…a Dymo Embossing Labelmaker!I remember these being so popular when I was and kid and how totally jealous I was that my brother got one for Christmas.I’ve always admired them on others papercraft projects too.Thinking how outdated these were compared to today’s technology I thought I’d pick one up fairly cheaply…WRONG!Oh my,even on that well know auction site the most basic still seemed pricey to me…until I found this baby…

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It came with interchangeable wheels with different fonts/numbers.The pink one sitting in the machine even has some cute icons 🙂 Plus you get this lanyard so you can wear it around your neck…thinking Medallion Man here 😉 I may be labeling everything that doesn’t move.My doggy better look out – she’s pretty lazy!

Supplies :

Image : Be My Friend by Birdie Brown
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer 
Sentiment : Created with my new Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Paper Pack,Burnt orange card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish  : Jute Twine and Wooden Heart Buttons from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Have a Heart
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Layer It Up
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Layer It Up 
One Stitch At A Time :Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Use Ribbon or Twine 
4 Crafty Chicks  : Twine
Crafty Ribbons : Button up
Forever Friends : Animals &/or Butterflys &/or Birds
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : My Heart is for You
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Lots of Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Alchemy : My Heart’s All A Flutter
Allsorts : Animals
Crazy 4 Challenges : Texture, texture, texture (twine,wooden buttons,shiny eyes,embossed sentiment,faux woodgrain papers)


Thanks for looking

Lisa x