Christmas Bird

Not that you’d want to serve this sweet little fella up with all the trimmings!

Over at Craft Your Passion it’s sketch time courtesy of the lovely Lauretta.And here’s her super sketch :

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I thought I’d take the opportunity to make another Christmas card as I’ve not gotten round to making too many yet.Ooops!I’ve used Winter Tweet from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.He looks so cute wrapped up warm and I just love his wellies!He’s been coloured with Promarkers and areas have been highlighted with anInkssentials White Gel Pen.I’ve also given his boots a coating of Glossy Accents to make them lovely and shiny.I created a crisp bed of snow for him to wade through with Liquid Pearls in White Opal .

Here’s a closer view :

Supplies :
Image : Winter Tweet from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment : Die cut from Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale paper pack
Mediums : Promarkers,Inkssentials White Gel Pen,Glossy Accents,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers : Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale paper pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Nestabilities Inverted Scallop Circle Die,Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : Buttons from a jar of Christmas colours from Colemans Craft Warehouse,Dovecraft satin dark green ribbon

Just a few challenges this is an entry for :

Lollipop Crafts : Christmas
Pile It On : Winter means … Wrapping up and playing with my family in the snow!!Oh , and looking forward to Christmas , of course!!
Whimsie Doodles : Let it snow
Tuesday Throwdown : Buttons and bows
The Pixie Cottage : Ribbon and bows
The Crafty Pad : Red and Green 
Stampin for the Weekend : Winter
Simple Doodles : Cute as a button
Scrappy Frogs : Merry Christmas
Sarah Hurley Challenges : Embossing
I Did It Creations : Wings
Fairy Fun Fridays : Buttons and Bows
PaperPlay : Let it snow,let it snow,let it snow
OSAAT : Choose a season or event
Speedy’s Friends Challenge : Have a circle on your card
Lexi’s Creations : Traditional Christmas Colours
Gingerloft Challenges : Great Outdoors
ECP : Snow
Delightful Challenges : Baby,it’s cold outside
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge : Anything Goes  
Whoopsi Daisy : Holiday
Creative Inspirations : Anything Christmas/Winter
Crazy 4 Challenges : Add Circles
Catch the Bug : Christmas Craft
Anything Goes : Let it snow
Alota Rubber Stamps : Let’s celebrate Christmas
ABC  Christmas : X is for Xmas
2 Sisters : Snowflakes
Digital Tuesday : Anything with wings


Lisa x

One little Sugarplum…

…sitting on the wall.

At Pear Tree Designs this week the lovely Donna has set a fabby sketch to follow :

Our sponsors are One Stop Card Crafts and they are offering one lucky winner a fantastic Goody Bag. Full details on how to enter are posted on the challenge blog , so take a peek!You’ll see the rest of the DT’s wonderful cards too!!

For my card I’ve used a stamp from the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Limited Edition Kit Take A Seat from All That Scraps.I’ve found it’s far more economic to buy these kits from them as even having them shipped really cuts the cost of buying each individually in the U.K.They’re even showing a few left in stock if anyone’s interested.I just love the cuteness of these stamps plus they’re just perfect to colour with Promarkers,as I’ve done here.I stamped the wall she’s sitting on to some card that matches the papers but , I stamped her onto a piece of white card,coloured her and cut her out.Not only does this give dimension it gives the ideal base to colour the skintones.I found this gorgeous pack of A4 Papermania Persimmon papers on offer at Colemans Craft Warehouse  for the bargainous £2.99.Also included in the set are two sheets of die cut shapes.I used one to stamp my sentiment onto.If you live close enough it’s well worth a visit!

Supplies :
Image : From the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Limited Edition Kit Take A Seat
Medium : Promarkers
Sentiment : From Kanban Wobblers Farmyard Friends stamp set
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Persimmon Collection,Coloured card Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Colossal pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Border Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circle dies,Big Shot

Embellishments : Papermania tube of orange/brown buttons,blue thread from stash

Some challenges this card is an entry for :
2 Sisters : Birthday
AiFactory : Garden Party
Anything Goes : The letter B (Blue , best wishes and buttons)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
CES : Forever Autumn (Colours)
Creative Card Crew : Let’s Punch It
Daring Cardmakers : Topaz
Creative Stamp Friends : My Favourite Stamps (C.C. Designs)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : You Spin Me Right Round
Ellephantastic : Blue
Fresh Brewed : Anything Goes with optional sketch (just anything goes)
If The Shoe Fits … Scrap It! : Feeling Blue
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Paperplay : Circles
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes Birthday Challenge
Raise the Bar : Let’s see those curves
Stamp Insanity : Punch-drunk love
Wee Memories : Birthday Bash  
Lisa x