No.1 Dad ‘wood’ you believe?!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous¬†Bugaboo Stamps¬†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 adorable KIDZ – dad boy¬†by¬†Bugaboo Stamps¬†coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.The wording has been paper pieced with some woodgrain effect paper.Of course he’s perfect for Father’s Day or if your kids just want to tell their Dad how great he is!I layered up the rest of the card and cut some banners from more of the papers from the same pad.As they are quite contrasting I¬†didn’t feel the need for additional cardstock.A line of piercing and faux stitching has added across the top of the banners to give the impression they have been sewn on.Real sewing?Not me!Well,not very often ūüėČ A row of brads,chosen as they stood out best against the paper,decorate the top right corner.

Supplies :

Image : KIDZ – dad boy by Bugaboo Stamps

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Papers : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Brads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Boys

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Men

Sentimental Sundays¬†:¬†Happy Father’s Day or Manly Cards

That Craft Place : Layers

Little Claire’s¬†:¬†Father’s Day

My Sheri Crafts : Masculine

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Dads

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Father’s Day or Graduation

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

4 Crafty Chicks¬†: Father’s Day

Crafting for all Seasons¬†:¬†It’s A Boy Thing

Creative Moments¬†: Anything Goes/Man In Your Life/Father’s Day

Little Red Wagon : Stitching

Paper Shelter Challenge : Make It Digital

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

Cardz 4 Guyz¬†:¬†Father’s Day

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations¬†:¬†Father’s Day

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out (die cut,hand cut banners and letters for paper piecing)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Game On!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps¬†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 coloured up Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps¬†with Copic Ciao Markers and added in some white gel pen hightlights.I was lucky to find these papers in an after Christmas sale at my local craft warehouse.I just knew they’d come in handy!The red spotty bracket piece and orange star border are die cuts from the same pad.I dug out some lime coloured card to coordinate with it and added a sprinkling of star brads.The sentiment I made using my¬†Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.This one is quite fancy in the fact that it has interchangeable wheels with different fonts and punctuation marks.BUT it wasn’t until I started clicking away that I realised there wasn’t an apostrophe.Oooops….hence the asterisk or little star I prefer to call it.It ties in better with the card that way ūüėõ

After having my 13-year-old son at home last week for half-term this seems quite apt!Mind you,this is for his Birthday…in December!Nothing like being prepared ūüėÄ

 

Supplies :

Image :  Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps

Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Kaisercraft Blast Off! 6 1/2″ Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch

To Embellish : Papermania Star Brads

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It  : Lots of Layers

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with BIRTHDAYS

A Gem of a Challenge¬†:¬†Children’s Playtime

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Bloggers : Use Metal (brads)

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Scrap & Craft Challenge : Birthday

Seize The Birthday : Birthday +  Topping Option

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration :Use A Sentiment

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge  : Love Metal (brads)

Creative Card Crew : Birthday with Sentiment

Cuttin and Stamping Challenge : Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Use Metal

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Bonnet-ful of Christmas Wishes

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Pumpkins or Turkeys.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps¬†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.

What a cutie Christmas SB Turkey¬†by Bugaboo Stamps¬†is.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers with a few teeny touches of white gel pen.As I’ve finished this year’s Christmas cards I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a start on next year’s ūüôā I’m a bit boring as I take a design¬†as my signature make and just go with different images,colours,embellishments etc. to change them up a bit.It does give me more time to concentrate on my colouring tho’ so not all bad ūüôā I finished off with some luxurious velvet ribbon,a wooden button (to go with the heart on her skirt),a little jute twine and these fab sentiment stamps.From a set so you can make your own phrases up – love the versatility!

Supplies ;

Image : Christmas SB Turkey by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Christmas Words
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad from last year,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Velvet Ribbon,Jute Twine,Wooden Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter:

Card Mania : Use a Digi

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Food (just food)

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes

Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter (no glitter)

Love to Create : Christmas

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Buttons

The Crazy Challenge : Your Favourite Technique (it has to be colouring!)

Christmas Card Challenges¬†:¬†¬†Colour Challenge (haven’t really followed the colours – hope it’s OK)

Glitter n Sparkle : Cute

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive

My Perfect Life :  Always Any Christmas Card (no weekly theme)

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

A Little Bit Crafty : CAS or Clean and Simple!

Bearly Mine : Christmas Cards

Copic Spain Challenge : Anything Goes!

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra¬†:¬†Anything¬†Goes as long as it’s Christmas

Die Cut Divas : Any Holiday Spirit!

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar¬†:¬†It’s All About Christmas

My Sheri Crafts : Turkey Time

Open-Minded Challenges : Fowl of Any Kind (hope a cooked one counts?!)

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Christmas

A Creative Need : Button Up

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Your Favourite Holiday

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Christmas is Coming

Cut it Up¬†:¬†Let’s Talk Turkey

Fun with Shapes : Christmas is Soon

Polkadoodles : Clean and Simple

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Winter Holiday with Ribbon or Trim

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafty Ribbons : Christmas Creations with Ribbon

Cute Card Thursday : Red and Green Colour Challenge

Delightful Challenges : Happy Holidays

MilkCoffee Challenge : Hand Colour Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It Bee all yellow!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Spots & Stripes.We have the fabulous¬†Bugaboo Stamps ¬†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 taken the most adorable Bugaboo Brats Bugs – Girl Bee¬†by Bugaboo Stamps¬†and coloured her up with Graph’It Markers.The flower and bobbly bits on the end of her antennae (yeah,technical I know!) have had added sparkle from a Gold Glitter Shake Marker.After shading her wings,pulling the colour out for a softer look with the Graph’It Blender Pen,I coated them in Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

Here’s a closer look :

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The rest of the card has been kept fairly simple with hexagonal die cuts of spotty & stripey papers.I placed a greeting on top of one.This actually comes from Bees – Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps¬†but I thought it would work well here too ūüôā I’ve added some tiny black gems to her eyes,also to the ‘i’ and exclamation mark.I can’t take credit for the idea tho’.This is just the type of detail that the inspirational and super talented Bonnie,with whom I have the pleasure of working alongside at Craft Your Passion,adds – and I usually forget!LOL XD….To complete the card I’ve stretched a length of ribbon across the bottom threaded on a chipboard button.Have to admit yellow isn’t a colour I usually go for but it suits this gal perfectly ūüôā

Supplies :

Image :  Bugaboo Brats Bugs РGirl Bee by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment :  Bees РBirthday from Bugaboo Stamps
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Gold Glitter Shake Marker,Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint
Papers : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights 8 x 8 Paper Pack
Tools : X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights Chipboard Buttons and Ribbons,Black Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiment Designs :  Recipe:- 1 image, 2 papers, 3 different embellishments
Creative Card Crew : Recipe:- 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 gems/pearls 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
My Craft Spot : Polka Dots
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts¬†:¬†The 3 B’s: Birds, Bugs & Butterflies
The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Use embellishments
Crafty Calendar :  Lets Celebrate
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Spots & Dots
Delicious Doodles : Must Use a Ribbon
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge : Polka Dots
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Anything Goes¬†
Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†For The Little Girls
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Happy Birthday
A Little Bit Crafty : Celebrate
A & T Emerald Faeries : Things with Wings
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts Online : Birthday for a Female
Little Miss Muffet Challenges¬†:¬†What a fuss…fussy cutting
Digistamps 4 Joy : Ribbon
Inky Impressions : Ribbon
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A peek at Summer

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Summertime.We have the super Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Kelly’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Summertime Peekers Flower Pot by Bugaboo Stamps¬†¬†and coloured this cutie with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Altho’ it doesn’t show too well I did colour the flowers with Copic Atyou Spica pens for a little sparkle.I chose a lovely bright paper from a past freebie in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and found some coordinating card in my stash.The square panels have been embossed with a recently purchased embossing folder.I love it.It embossed so deeply and it only cost me ¬£1.99 ūüôā Inked over it to bring the pattern out further.I die cut a flower and some leaves to add the sentiment to.I tied a bow and left the tails long so I could twirl them around.

Supplies :

Image : Summertime Peekers Flower Pot by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments Clear Set
Mediums :  Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Copic Atyou Spica Pens,Tangelo ,Grape Jelly and New Sprout Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
Papers & Card : DP Past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Orange and green card Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack,Purple card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guilotine,Go Kreate Frilly Square #5,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Marianne Design Flora 1, Craft Concepts Daisy Do Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Incy Wincy Designs¬†:¬†Summer Lovin’
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : All Things Digital 
The Corrosive Challenges : Summertime
Crafty Catz : Say it with Flowers
Digi Haven : Flowers
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Summer
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Girl Power
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Let our friendship ‘dragon’

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There’s another new challenge at¬†¬†Digi Sketch Challenge¬†and the theme this fortnight is Dear Friend.We have the super Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Sharon’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Clyde – Clyde Friend¬†by Bugaboo Stamps¬†¬†and coloured him with ProMarkers.The papers are a past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I’ve used various punches and¬†distressed¬†all the edges.I dug out some small buttons and threaded them with paper twine.The wonderful sentiment came with the image ¬†and I just had to add this cute little wooden ladybird ūüôā

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Clyde – Clyde Friend by Bugaboo Stamps
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DP past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch (with guide removed to make inverted scallops),Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Woodware Wooden Ladybird,Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
The Squirrel & the Fox : Fairy Tale or Fantasy
Alphabet Challenge :  A for Anything with Wings
Avadares¬†:¬†St. Patrick’s or Green
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs : Going Green
Oldie But Goodie Challenge : Bright Colours (the papers,cardstock,buttons,twine and wooden ladybird are all over 6 months old)
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Monthly Challenge : Animals and/or Butterflies and/or Birds 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Circl-Ed Elephant

 

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is CAS (Clean & Simple).We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

I think I’ve gone about as CAS as can be with my card.I’ve used the wonderful Edward Elephant – Happy Birthday.He is actually found in the Gift Tags section at Bugaboo Stamps.First I digitally paper¬†pieced¬†the background with a paper from the Swiss Dots III¬†collection by Floppy Latte¬†Designs¬†using PSE 8.Then using MyVerse Editor Plus I chose a template for the size of card I wanted.This is really for making inserts but it takes the hard work out of creating your own base card templates ūüôā Once printed onto some¬†leather¬†textured card,which I¬†thought would look good with the ele image,¬†and trimmed to size I filled in the rest of the image with Copic Ciao Markers.I¬†deliberately¬†went for some bright ,contrasting colours.Well that’s it,nothing else…..:D

Supplies :

Image : Edward Elelphant – Happy Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps
Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : Southfield Textured 12 X 12 card,Floppy Latte Designs Swiss Dots III digi paper
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,My Verse¬†Editor¬†Plus by Crafty Ideas by Kaz (it’s obsolete now but¬†she¬†has a better one here),PSE 8

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft  : Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired  : Critters
Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Birthdays
Raise The Bar : Birthday
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Cute
Paper Crafting Journey :Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Cute
Inky Impressions : Birthday
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Cards For Men : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner¬†:¬†Anything Goes with Any Artist
 
 
Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 
 
 

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