Paper Roses

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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.

What a beauty Isobel – Roses by Crafty Sentiments Designs is!She’s been coloured up using Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.After my foray into a paper pieced Starburst Background I then went on to try another style that I wasn’t too sure I could handle!For this Herringbone Quilt effect I cut strips of a magazine freebie paper,although pretty enough I could never see me using it in a conventional way (if there’s such a thing in crafting!).Once all were adhered in place I cut it with a stitch edged die than ran it through an embossing folder that came with the papers,mounted onto white to distinguish it from the kraft card base.I stamped a greeting onto another strip of white card trimmed to fit the border embossing folder that also came as part of the set.A few white flat back pearls in varying sizes decorate the two top corners.I think the use of the white gives a lovely fresh contrast to the busyness of the background.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Roses by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie

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

Papers & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Cardstock Image Digicolour A4 200gsm (used for my stamping,printing and colouring)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Embossing Folder and Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : 3 mm,4 mm & 5 mm White Flat Back Pearls

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Elements of Nature

The Corrosive Challenges : Nature/Animals

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

A Gem of a Challenge  : Let’s Get Krafty

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Your Dies

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes?

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : Anything Goes + Option : Flowers

Scribbles Designs Challenge : How does your garden grow?

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Summertime

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Feminine

4 Crafty Chicks : Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Embossing

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/optional twist of Ribbons and/or Bows

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Say It With Flowers

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The sunniest of days :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis 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.

Isabella Sunny Days by Rick St.Dennis is such a sweetie 🙂 She’s coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers then fussy cut.I decide to go for a rustic,country feel with some yellow gingham and pale kraft card.The ric rac and cord also follow that theme.The greeting has been cut out with individual alphabet dies.The intention was to leave them open but as I always add inserts to my cards I didn’t want the white to show through and spoil it.So instead I found this scrap of blue spotty paper and adhered it behind and inlaid the letters.I also think this colour gives a little lift.The butterfly was punched from some more kraft and a cute,threaded,flower button added to the centre.She’s just perfect for today….The sun has finally decided to shine here in the UK 😀

Supplies :

Image : Isabella Sunny Days by Rick St.Dennis

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Paper & Card : Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card,Gingham and Blue Spotty Paper both past freebies from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,X-Cut Mini Dies Alphabet 1,2 & 3 sets,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Ric Rac and Cord from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Checks or Stripes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Elements of Nature

The Corrosive Challenges : Nature/Animals

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Get Krafty

Crafting with Dragonflies : Summer Fun

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Your Dies

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : X=Xantic Yellow or Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes optional twist: Dies and/or Punches

Doodle Pantry : Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers  : Anything Goes with Dies

Scribbles Designs Challenge : How does your garden grow

Craft for the Craic : Summer Breeze

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Summer

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Feminine

4 Crafty Chicks : Flowers

Aud Sentiments Challenge : For A Girl + A Sentiment

Cardz 4 Galz : Gingham

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Say It With Flowers

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Summer/Holiday

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shaking off the rain clouds

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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.

Isobel – Thinking of Spring looks like she’s deep in a daydream here 🙂 She’s a beautiful New Release at Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers then fussy cut.I decided to make a bit of a stylised scenic card and had the idea of adding a cloud shaker element.It was a bit fiddly as this die cuts a frame of the cloud and I had to line everything up!It was a process that needed thing about,that’s for sure – or maybe it’s just me 😉 But I did get there in the end 😀 I placed the die cut floral piece in the centre and added the ‘grassy’ hillocks (careful!) across the bottom.The carefully planned out sky strip was then added across the top.I chose the sequins partly because they tie in with the colours of the image and papers but also they reminded me of little raindrops waiting to fall from the clouds.As Isobel appears to be so deep in thought I added the sentiment to reflect that feeling 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Thinking of Spring by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Textured Card from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack,White Craft Planet Funky Foam

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins to fill shaker from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Stitching – Real or Faux

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

A Gem of a Challenge : Weather (pick any season) – Spring

Allsorts : The Great Outdoors

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes 

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : G for Girlie

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Die Cut Divas : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Hand Coloured Image

Crafting By Designs : June Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Make It Girly

Little Red Wagon : Fit It In (I’ve inlaid the cloud die frames)

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fairy Ring ;)

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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.

Isn’t Isobel – Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs just the sweetest?After colouring her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers her wings and shoes were given a coat of Iridescent Medium for some magical fairy sparkle.Next she was fussy cut and added to a pearlescent card base which had been embossed with a folder.It started out as a 5″ x 7″ blank but the folder was for an A6 card so I trimmed it down afterwards.Rather conveniently there were indentations left from the embossing which gave the prefect lines to follow 🙂 I was going to colour the flowers in but having seen the effect on this type of card I decided to leave it as it was.So glad I did as once I added the fairy mounted on foam tape I thought she stood out beautifully.There is shading under her feet but the other shadows are from the lighting (think this shows the dimension).I cut three pearl flowers from a string and coloured the centres with a Copic Ciao Marker.The sentiment is stamped directly onto the base to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Card : White Pearlescent 5″ x 7″ Card Blank from the Works (trimmed to A6)

Tools : Embossing Folder Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : White Filigree Flower Pearl Beads String from my local craft warehouse (centres coloured with Copic Ciao Markers)

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

TIME OUT Challenges : May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Add Some Embossing

Crafty Gals Corner : May Flowers

Fab ‘n’ Funky : No Designer Papers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Just Us Girls

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Clean and Simple

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft  : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Quirky Crafts : April Showers Bring May Flowers

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Spring

A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers

Allsorts : Happy Birthday

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog : All About The Girl

Hiding in my Craft Room : Feminine

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes

My Sheri Crafts : Add Pearls or Bling

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes  / Flowers

AuroraWings Challenge : Clean & Simple

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Texture

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It Mouse-t be Your Birthday ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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 adorable Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter.The flowers,fallen petals and heart on the flowerpot have all been paper pieced.The little mouse,soil and flower pot have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I did apply some 3D Crystal Lacquer to his,eyes nose and the heart but it decided to be camera shy!A variety of stitch edged dies have been used to add to the cuteness.The sentiment has been stamped onto the shaped card base.A few flat back pearls and a length of grosgrain ribbon have been added as the finishing touches.Sweet 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock, Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Grosgrain Ribbon and Flat Back Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft Rocket Challenges : Flower Power

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Stitches

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Inky Impressions : Die-Cuts & Flowers

Crafty Gals Corner : May Flowers

Little Red Wagon : Blooming Fun

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Add A Sentiment

Cuttlebug Mania : May Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Birthday Celebration

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : F for Furry Friends

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Just Us Girls

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Spring

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers

Allsorts : Happy Birthday

Hiding in my Craft Room : Feminine

My Sheri Crafts : Add Pearls or Bling

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Quirky Crafts : April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Bloom-in’ Dreams ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button Stamps 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’ve coloured up the beautiful and serene Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps with Polychromos Pencils along with some Iridescent Medium painted over the hummingbird and her eyelids to give a shimmer to her green eye shadow.You may just be able to make it out?It was then cut out with a die to make it seem as though she had been torn from a sketch book.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto this piece too.I have to admit the card base was a little too small to place it elsewhere!I really wanted to use this die to cut the shaped card from as I thought it a good match for her hairstyle,so I had to compromise with the size.It measures around 5″ x 5″.The pretty paper was part of a magazine freebie.I stretched the lace across and held it in place with decorative staples.The flower,also supposed to a peony, I made myself by die cutting some white self adhesive fabric as it had a lovely texture.I coloured all the layers with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and once dry I shaped the layers.I left the backing paper on the bottom flower to give it more stability.As I didn’t want the second flower or stamens to stick to anything else I dusted the backs with talc…which worked beautifully 🙂 A black gem has been added to the centre.Three white flat backed pearls adorn the top right hand corner as I always think they go so well with lace 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers (to colour fabric flower)

Paper & Card : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from Stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 16 XXL,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Flowers & Stamen from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Butterfly Craft Stapler,Lace from The Works,Black Gem and White Flat Backed from stash,

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Card for a Woman

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Ladies

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

QKR Stampede : Feminine Cards/Mother’s Day

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Kraft / Die Cut (used both)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge : Things with Wings and Pearls (top right hand corner)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fluttering piece-fully ;)

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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 Isobel – Butterfly Fairy and will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs shop soon.

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

This adorable image has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers with some Iridescent Medium coating her wings (not sure if you can make it out in this pic,but it is there honest!).She was fussy cut then placed,mounted with foam tape,on a background of die cut pretty paper jigsaw pieces.I thought it would be fun to have the corner puzzle piece with the butterfly on fluttering away too 🙂 Found these little pearl flowers in my stash.They were originally pale pink so I whipped out a Copic Ciao that I’d used in  my colouring for better coordination.Finally stamped the sentiment directly onto the the kraft base 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Butterfly Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Dies Jigsaw Pieces,Big Shot

To Embellish : Paper Cellar Pink Beaded Flowers

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : In the Garden

Eureka Stamps : Feminine Cards / Mothers Day

Love to Scrap : Girly

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Amusing : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Summertime

Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes

Pile It On : Garden Creatures

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Fairies or Something Enchanting

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Female Birthdays

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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