Kiss-mass Wishes :)


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Decorations.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.

Who wouldn’t want a Christmas kiss from the lovely¬†Kissing Under The Mistletoe¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs?She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the mistletoe berries given dimension with Liquid Pearls.Unfortunately the camera has failed to pick up on the 3D Crystal Lacquer on her boots – but it is there,honest ūüôā She’s been fussy cut to allow her to be added to the wreath.I made this by die cutting a kraft card ring,then arranging die cut foliage of holly leaves and two types of pine branches,letting the base cardstock to peek through.All topped off with a couple of sprigs of mistletoe – of course!I trimmed one stem to make it a little shorter than the other.That’s the beauty of this die as you can decide how you want to make it up as all the components are cut separately.The ribbon hanging loop has been stapled on for security then covered with the bow for a neater finish.A few recycled pearly buttons have been scattered around¬†for extra decoration ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls,3D Crystal Lacquer

Cardstock : Kraft and two Green tones from stash,White Pearlescent (for die cut berries) Kars X-mas Collection

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (for holly leaves),Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Mistletoe,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Gingham Ribbon from stash,Buttons cut from the kids old school shirts


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls (hope liquid ones count?!)

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything BUT Cards

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Everything Goes

Cheery Lynn Designs : Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows

Quirky Crafts : Anything Christmas

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

Allsorts : Use at least 3 Diecuts

Alphabet Challenge : T is for Tis The Season

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cuts

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes РHoliday


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Madison ‘blings’ on the love

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Oddball Art 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.

Just look at the love going on between Madison N¬†Toby by Oddball Art.They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I die cut an 8 x 8 card blank to create the shape then covered and layered with these pretty papers.I finally managed to find my bow die that I’d been disappointed to have mislaid for so long.So it’s been put in it’s rightful place in my overflowing DJ CD flight case ūüôā I cut and added the strip to the right of the image to give the impression that it’s wrapped and tied.The sentiment has been die cut and matted onto a piece of paper to match the paper ribbon and blinged up all the way around.A large gem from the same set has been placed atop of the bow.I have so many gems…well all manner of embellishments,really…that I really need to make more use of them.Anyway this shall be another card for my DD2’s birthday in October.She loves our dog so much and our girl loves her right back.Actually she loves everybody – even complete strangers!If she can’t accost people in the street for a cuddle she lurks in the window to greet them with a smile and a wag of her tail.Yes,she does actually smile ūüôā Altho’ people who don’t know her find her quite scary.There are some folks I don’t explain her actions to i.e. double glazing and other salespeople that turn up uninvited on my doorstep!!I let them think she’s a ferocious beast – even tho’ she’s the daftest,softest,friendliest,most beautiful girl ūüėÄ

Here she is relaxing in her favourite seat in the house.It’s also my DH’s so they have to jostle for pole position.I bet you can tell who wins! :












Supplies :

Image : Madison N Toby by Oddball Art

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5 & Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot Plus,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Gems from Trimcraft The London Line

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Two or More¬†Designer Papers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede¬†:¬†Children’s Birthday Card

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Lots of Layers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Teentastic

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

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

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything But A Square Card

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Animals

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Animals

Scribbles Designs Challenge :¬†B is for… (use things that start with B) – Bow,Bling – and,oh if I can get away with it,Bow Wow (dog)!

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Add a Bow

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Not Angular (no right angles)

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly : With a Heart

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

There’s a Pixie in my Tea!


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It’s the third¬†week of the month long Flowers 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’ve taken the delightful Pixie Floats by Just Some Lines¬†and coloured her with Polychromos Pencils.The tea was blended out with oils thinners and a paper stump to give a¬†more translucent feel.I added some white gel pen ripples.The tea cup and handle have been paper pieced with a floral rose paper as if the tea has been served in the best china.I remember my Grandma doing just this whenever we went to visit ūüôā I chose a doily patterned and coordinating rose paper to go with this,keeping to the whole tea time theme.I created an overlapping tab by trimming¬†down a die cut.To this I added a sentiment from the same collection.The bow and leaves have been die cut from felt then topped with a resin rose.The ticket was hand cut from another paper in the set and tucked in underneath ūüôā

Oh my it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to add anything to my blog.My PC can’t connect to the internet ATM.So frustrating!!Have been allowed the use of ¬†my DH’s laptop but the connection failed there too for a while ūüė¶ My computer is still out of action and I’m feeling pretty cut up about it.Nor am I¬†relishing the thought of having to¬†get it repaired.Oh why did it have to go wrong?!

Supplies :

Image : Pixie Floats by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen 
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Sentiments,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Extra Large Square Parenthesis Nesting Dies,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot,Unknown brand Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Resin Rose from Papermania Sew Lovely Charms,Papermania Felt Bundle Spots & Stripes Pastels

Some challenges this is for :

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Ticket (tucked in behind bow)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly : Ohhh So Cute!
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: Anything Goes (just the theme)
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Flowers
Shabby Tea Room : Photo Inspiration+ Flowers and/or Balloons
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Come and Get It  : Bingo (middle horizontal line)
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
The Squirrel &¬†The Fox¬†: Let’s Hear it for the¬†Girls!
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Flowers & Bows
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use a Die
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : To Die For (use a die)
Creative Corner : Going in Circles
QKR Stampede : Punch or Dies
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x



Pastels?It’s a breeze!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†Pretty¬†Pastels.We have the fabulous¬†A Day For Daisies¬†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 decided to have another crack at watercolouring thinking it would tie in with the softer palette of the challenge ūüôā I chose the beautiful Breeze in Spring¬†by¬†A Day For Daisies¬†and printed her on watercolour paper.Next I used AquaMarkers and a slightly damp paintbrush to delicately shade her.Bit unsure of my skill level here but she’s such a sweet ,tender thing I don’t think it matters too much ūüėČ I pulled out some pretty pastel papers and pink card to go with her,a trio¬†of my favourite punches¬†(that I don’t use often enough!)¬†¬†along with a few pearls and my new bow die that arrived in the post just in time for me to use o this card ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image :  Breeze in Spring by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Cut from a sheet of the DP
Medium : Letraset AquaMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad¬†
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Seagull Punch,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors (to cut out sentiment & butterfly from papers)
To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line


Some challenges this for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges : In the Garden
Fitztown Challenge : Anything Goes 
Ooh La La Creations : Easter/Spring
The Crazy Challenge : Spring is Here
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Water Color
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Easter or Spring Colours
Lacy Sunshine : Feminine
The Corrosive Challenges : Pretty Pastels
The Squirrel & The Fox : Die Cut or Punch 
A Gem of a Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Totally Gorjuss : Die Cuts/Punches
We Do Doobadoo Challenge: Embellish It
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring
Craftitude : Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz : Use anything starting with letter B (Bow,Butterflies,Border)
Fairy Tale : Butterflies
Polkadoodles : Springtime
QKR Stampede : Spring Celebrations
Digistamps 4 Joy : Easter/Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Light p-up your Christmas :)



I’m delighted to be chosen as Guest Designer at Lexi’s Creations¬†this fortnight where the theme is Snow.Stop by to check out full details of the challenge and the fab prize on offer.Don’t forget to check out the DT’s fantastic creations.

Here I’ve used the adorable Christmas Lights Scruffles from Fairy Dust Crafts.He was a joy to work with :)Printed straight onto the kraft base and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers plus some white gel pen highlights.Doesn’t show too well but the lights have Glossy Accents on them and the stems of the bulbs have been coloured with silver gel pen.Some fluffy,snowy texture has been given to his hat trims with Flower Soft.The sentiment,a freebie from a magazine from last year,has been stamped at a jaunty angle.For design purposes you understand and not ‘cos I can’t stamp straight…lol…OK believe what you like ūüėČ A couple of strips of washi tape,die cut pine branches and a few brads have been used to embellish the card.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Lights Scruffles from Fairy Dust Crafts
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Glossy Accents ,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Polar White Flower Soft
Sentiment : Freebie from a Christmas magazine last year (can’t remember which one)
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green card from stash
Tools : Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Brads from Dovecraft Embellishment Kit Christmas,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape


Some challenges this is for :

Cheery Lynn Designs : Red and Green
Creative Inspirations Paint : Merry Christmas
Lacy Sunshine : Celebrations
That Craft Place : Christmas
The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Summer or Winter
A Gem of a Challenge :  Anything Goes
Little Claire’s¬†:¬†Christmas
My Time to Craft : Cute and Cuddly Christmas Animals
Digi Haven : Merry Christmas
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey¬†:¬†It’s Christmas Time
Divas by Design : Festive
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Wishing you Joy(fold) this Christmas

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†More Than One Fold.We have the fabulous¬†Bugaboo Stamps,Eureka Stamps and Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†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.

I’ve decided to revamp an old favourite,a twist on a Joy Fold Card,to go with this beautiful Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps.As soon as I saw it I knew I didn’t want to just colour it.I wanted to add some dimension too.Once coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers I then cut and coloured a layer consisting of the bow loops including the little bird,which I chose to turn into a Robin.Next I added the knot as in the original image it appears that the bird is nestled in just behind.The berries are Liquid Pearls.To create the card base I cut away roughly half of the front using a Grand Nestabilities Die and made a smaller card with a matching Nestabilities Die.Normally I would’ve plonked (technical term!) the smaller folded piece in the middle but I had the idea of securing the flap into place a button so being butted up to the far right edge seemed the better option.

Here is a pic to show how it works opened up :

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All edges of card and paper have been Distress inked and the sentiment stamped.Sadly the lovely lady who made it is no longer trading ūüė¶ To complete the look some ribbon,a button,jute twine and a couple of sprigs cut from my new Cheery Lynn Die.Have to admit this is the first one I’ve bought¬†(yeah,I know)¬†but will definitely be tempted to buy some more ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps
Sentiment : Discontinued
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Coffee Archival Ink,Ruby Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blanks,Green from stash
Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities, Labels 1 Nestabilities,Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Cut n Dry Foam
To Embellish : Red Ribbon,Button,Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : 3 DP and 3 Layers
Divas by Design : Use a Digi
Inky Impressions : Dies and Punches
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Lots of ¬†Layers
Stampavie and More : Die Cut Embellishments (Pine Branches)
Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Holidays & Celebrations
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Seasons (Winter)
Card Mania :  Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Lots of Layers
Get Inky! : 3D Holiday
Incy Wincy Designs : Ribbon, Twine or Fibres
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes  
Christmas Card Challenges : Dimension (Decoupaged image)
Great Impressions : Holiday Card
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge  Christmas is Coming
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x