Hex-tra Joyful!

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

I’ve used the cheerful Em Joy by Just Some Lines on my card.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and her shoes have been glammed up with a Red Copic Atyou Spica pen,along with the heart on her dress.It’s always so difficult to capture the sparkle on camera 😦 Does anyone know the secret?

Here’s an attempt in a close up :

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Not brilliant but…it’s kinda there 😛

Please click on the pics for a better quality view.Not sure why but the ones in the post always look a little blurry.

I decided to make this sort of patchwork background using a die set that  I just had to buy way back in the Summer but have only used here for the first time!!These pretty papers were a freebie from a mag.I thought I’d add some interest to the sentiment by embossing it and then trimming it,and the red card it’s layered on to,down to fit the corner.It’s popped up on foam tape too.I’ve used Raffia Lace ribbon,Natural Ric Rac,a Tiny Wooden Shape which I’ve topped with a gem and another gem,in the shape of a flower,has been added to the sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Em Joy by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Part of a magazine freebie set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Red Copic Atyou Spica pen,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Craft Concepts Hexagon Illusion Universal Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : cArt-Us Tiny Wooden Shapes Fantasy Circles,Paper Cellar Raffia Lace Ribbon,Natural Ric Rac and Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Catz : Anything But a Square
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Feminine
Crafter’s Cafe : Embellish Like a Crazy Person
Crafty Creations : Dies/Punches
Lady Anne’s Challenges : More Than One Layer
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Sentiment
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Embossing
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Sparkle
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : It’s a Bling Thing

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

Falling for Autumn

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Autumn/Fall Colours.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy as our sponsors 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 couldn’t resist making 2 cards with the adorable  Molly Throughout the Year September and Barry Throughout the Year 9 by Stamp Fairy .They’ve both been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The papers on the Molly one are actually supposed to be Summer ones but they say Autumn more to me – especially when teamed with the orange and brown card stock 😉 The embellishment is made up of a wooden flower coloured with Copics,a gem added to the centre,then a few of the leftovers from the border die tucked under the edges.So on to Barry 🙂 I coloured him in a dotty fashion to create a little fuzziness and decided to display him on a shaped easel card (not made one in a while).I’ve inked around the edges to give more depth to the whole card.Some texture has been added with some paper raffia and die cut cork leaves.I’m always on the lookout for interesting stuff to bring dimension to my cards – and then never use it!!So I took the opportunity this time.I’ve used a button as the stopper and the sentiment is a freebie from Netty’s Cards.I love making cards in Autumn colours and luckily I get the chance as 3 of my 4 children have Autumn Birthdays!The top card is for my DD2 and the bottom one is for my DS2 🙂

Supplies :

Images : Molly Throughout the Year September and Barry Throughout the Year 9 by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Mediums : Copic Ciao And Sketch Markers,Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze,Making Memories,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,DCWV  The Adhesive Cork Stack 6 x6
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Clasic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish :  cArt-Us Fantasy Circles Tiny Wooden Shapes,Gem, ribbon,button and paper raffia from stash

Some challenges these are for :

 A Creative Romance : Dies or Punches
Card Makin’ Mamas : For The Kids
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz :  Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Fabulous Fall Colors
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use a Digi
Crafty Sentiments : Fall/Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge : Goodbye Summer
Just Inspirational Challenges : Die Cuts Or Punched Shapes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas  : Autumn/Fall
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colors
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Digital Images or Digital Papers
613 Avenue Create :  Anything Goes (Happy Fall Y’all)
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Autumn Colors
Great Impressions : Fall Colors
Hobbycutz  : Autumnal
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Autumn/Fall

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A bit of friendly argy bargello!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Patchwork Backgrounds.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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.

Perhaps before I get on to my card I need to explain my post title first 😉 Argy bargy is slang in the UK for well er… let’s say a lively discussion!(Polite term for an argument)But as you can see these girls are friends coupled with the fact that I’ve used the Bargello Technique for the background 🙂

Now for the card details.I’ve used the sweet Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured them with Copic Ciao Markers onto hammered texture card as I thought it would suit this vintage style image well.You do have to be a little careful tho’ as the Copics can be absorbed by it and bleed so you have to try not to over saturate.After trimming I cut freehand around the top not only to give a softer look to the sky but so that you can see a little more of the backing piece.This is the first time I’ve used this technique and I’m fairly pleased how it’s turned out.Altho’ on closer inspection I could’ve lined the strips up a little better … Ooops!Did I say that out loud?Don’t look too closely!I dug out some double sided adhesive sheets that I rarely use and the papers were a magazine freebie plus I adhered the cut pieces of paper to some copy paper so it was quite cost effective all round.I think the trick is to use papers with a small pattern and have at least one block colour.I’ve kept the rest of the card fairly simple with some coordinating card and just to fancy it up a bit I used a MArtha Stewart PATP set on the kraft card them attached it to a shop bought card blank.I printed the sentiment onto another piece of the hammered card to match then used another Martha Stewart punch to create a tab.For the finishing touched I added some crochet lace and a wooden flower embellishment with a pearl brad placed in the centre.

Supplies :

Image :  Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage 
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me
Papers & Card : DP A past My Minds Eye freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzil Basics,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Hammered card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral PATP Set,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch
To Embellish : cArt-Us Fantasy Circles Tiny Wooden Shapes,Papermania Pearl Brads Pinks,Crochet Lace from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : All About the Scenery
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : The Great Outdoors
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
C is for Challenge : Flowers
Crafty Bloggers Network : Metal
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : For a Friend
Card and Scrap : Use lace or ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint MonthlyAnything Goes
Emma’s Cards UK : Lace & Pearls
One Crazy Stamper :  Kraft Color Challenge
Oozak : Anything Goes With Girlie Theme 
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A little taggy waggy :)

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The new challenge at Just Some Lines is Create a Tag. Only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my tag I’ve used the adorable Party Dog by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.The balloons have had a good coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer altho’ it only really shows a little on the top of the green balloon in the pic.I decided to cut him out with the same shape tag as the base and inked around the edges in Sepia Archival Ink for definition.To create the layers of DP I cut them from the same die as the kraft base,embossed them and then trimmed away the excess to reveal the border.I also tore the edges for a ruff look (couldn’t resist!).The sentiment was stamped onto another die cut from the set and the edges were inked on that too.I added the brads and folded back the arms,legs (or whatever you call them…lol) back so that they would not be seen from the front.Some baker’s twine was tied to the small tag and some more along with a length of grosgrain ribbon onto the tag base.

Supplies :

Image : Party Dog by Just Some Lines
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Sepia Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP cArt-Us 6 x 6 Vector Paper Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads,Grosgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Hotshot Crafts : Anything but a Card
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Distressing
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : For a child
Guylou’s Inimitability : Bingo (Ribbon,Die Cut,Twine)
4 Crafty Chicks : Twine
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Birthdays are Fun
Paper Shelter Challenge : Celebrations
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration :Add some metal
Bearly Mine : Lace/Ribbon/Twine
Crafty Sentiments : Fancy Folds or Non-Square
Creative Card Crew : Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Tag You’re It – Make a tag or use a tag 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything but a Square
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything But a Card
 
*As this is a tag rather than a card I won’t be offended if it is deleted due to it not being suitable for any of the challenges* 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Well Hell-o

Just a reminder that the Too Cute to Spook challenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59pm EST on Thursday 18th October.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize and if you play along with a Just Some Lines image  you can choose to create an Anything Goes project or follow the theme.

For my card I’ve used the hellishly handsome Halloween Devil from Just Some Lines.He’s been coloured with Copic Sketch Markers and been given a silver gel pen coloured trident.I gave him a Johnny Test-esque fringe (anyone with boys + Cartoon Network may know what I mean!) Instead of true Halloween papers I chose these rather jazzy little numbers.I added a punched border and some twine.After finding I had no large red brads left in the pack I dug out some snazzy metallic Christmas ones.The sentiment came from the workings of my own mind (yeah,genius!I know…) and were printed in this fab font via my ‘puter.I hand cut the letters separately then stuck them on some red card and cut them out again.I’ve seen lots of wonky sentiments on peoples cards,think “I ought to try that”,then completely forget.No this time tho’!:D

Supplies :

Image : Halloween Devil from Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Silver Metallic Gel Pen from a Do Crafts Christmas Goody Bag 
Papers & Card : DP cArt-Us 6 x 6 Vector Paper Pad,Dark Red Card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Embossing Zig Zag Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Trimcraft The London Line Bright Twine, Brads from Dovecraft Christmas Brad Tower

Some challenges this is for :

Broken Box Stock : Halloween card
Card Makin’ Mamas :  Halloween / Spooky 
Craftymess : Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour :  Halloween
Stampin With The Dragon : Halloween 
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties : Halloween
Simon Says Stamp : Dies and/or Punches
Stampavie and More : Halloween 
Ribbon Carousel Challenge :  Halloween Spirit
Eureka Stamps : Trick or Treat 
Hooked on Craft : Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges : Monsters & Villains
One Stitch At A Time : Boo! 
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts : Halloween
Scrappy Frogs : Fall/Halloween
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x