A Sweet Elf :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies 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 utterly adorable Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies.Thought I’d try a non-traditional Christmas colour palette along with a different colour combo rather than just grab my usual favourite pens.As a starting point to the card I wanted to try an idea with these recently received magazine freebie stamps.So out came the kraft card and some white embossimg powder plus my Versamark pad.Have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results,not only from the quality of the stamps but the embossing powder too.A die cut poinsettia topped with a jute twine threaded button and some pompom trim have been added as finishing touches.I did stamp and heat emboss a greeting at the bottom of the card and enhanced it with chalks,but the camera has failed to pick it up.Also it has failed to show the shine on the sweetie given by the 3D Crystal Lacquer I applied.It all looks so much better IRL…never mind as the little elf really deserves to be the star of the show 😉

This is actually a card for NEXT Christmas (2017) as I’ve already finished all those for this year 😀

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Unbranded Craft Chalk Set,3D Crystal Lacquer

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels (for Poinsettia Petals),Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish :  Pink Pom Pom Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims, Button from DoCrafts Create Traditional Christmas Assorted Buttons,Jute Twine from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Die Cuts and/or Punches + a Stamp

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas/Winter – Optional Color Challenge (not taken part in)

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas/Creepmas

Stamping Sensations : Christmas Greetings

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Cute or Anything Christmas

Imagine That! Creative Playground  :  November – Christmas is Coming

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

A Day for Daisies : Add some Burlap (or Kraft) – at a push Jute Twine is woven into Burlap but there is definitely Kraft in my creation 🙂

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use an Item From Your Stash

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland : Poinsettias or Snow is Falling

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Christmas/Holidays!

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/Twist

Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Emboss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 🙂 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

Quick Christmas Cat-ch up

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At Willow Sketchie Challenge  it’s the lovely Kelly’a turn to host and here is her fabby sketch :

The them is Quick and Easy Makes.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve chosen the theme only,even tho’ the sketch is brilliant,so I could incorporate this fab Quick Card Panel by Willow Designs into it.This one is Panel 3 and has been printed onto some lovely hammer card I found in my stash.I did add touches of a Copic Atyou Spica pen but it doesn’t want to show in the photo 😦 I notched the corners at the top and added some metallic brads to go with the fab jingle bells.Not only are they perfect for a Christmas theme they suit this cute kitty well too.I tied them to the ribbon with some thread type stuff I bought from the jewelry making section at my local craft warehouse.It actually has a plastic core so it holds it’s shape really well.I slotted another,off cut,folded piece of ribbon behind to give a holly like appearance.Ta-dah!There you have it one quick and easy make!

Supplies :

Image : Quick Card Panel 3 by Willow Designs
Medium : Clear Copic Atyou Spica pen (even tho’ it doesn’t show)
Card : Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Green card from Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Red metallic brads  from Dovecraft Embellishment Kit Christmas, Woodware Mini Bells,Ribbon from Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon
 
Some challenges this is for :
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Can You Digi It : Baby It’s Cold Outside
Celebrate the Occasion : Christmas (Must Use A Punch) 
LEJ Designs SIO : Sentimental
Papertake Weekly : Snow White
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Christmas
Cupcake Craft : Merry Christmas
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Biweekly challenge: Christmas Cards
Love to Create : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Christmas Time
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu : Jolly & Bright
Glitter n Sparkle : Use some metal
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas
Robyn`s Fetish : Christmas Cards
Little Claire’s  : Christmas 
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Dressed to frill!

And a ‘frilling’ time it is!This is an exciting post for me as I was recently chosen to join the Just Some Lines DT!

A little while back I won some of their fabulous images from a challenge I entered,then was completely taken by surprise at being asked to do a GDT tutorial spot for them and now I’m a fully fledged DT member!Maybe it was meant to be!!

So on to the challenge which is Use 2 or More Mediums.There’s the chance to win a brilliant prize or picked as part of the Top 3.If you use a Just Some Lines image you choose to make an anything goes project or play along using the theme.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.You’ll get to see the other new girls too.There will also be a mid challenge reminder where there be more of the DT’s work on show.

For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Jenny Dress up  from Just Some Lines.I kinda went to town on this one.I’ve spent so much time and money collecting stuff and mostly I just colour with one medium.Maybe if I remember I might add a touch of sparkle,gloss or gel pen highlights.Well now I’m going to list everything I used to dress this girl up…Jenny is coloured with ProMarkers,white gel pen highlights,silver gel pen on her jewellery,her shoes were originally coloured with a Copic Atyou Spica pen but there just wasn’t enough sparkle so I smothered them in Glamour Dust,background coloured with pastel pencils…and finally…placed some tiny dots of Stickles around her.Not really sure if glitter and Stickles count as mediums, especially the former, but I wanted to bling her up.It’s no wonder she’s showing those shoes off!

Here’s a close up :

Papers are a freebie,the message is from a stamp set I won.Perhaps the ink I stamped with could be counted as another medium ;).I added some die cut swirls.Yet another seldom used craft item – oooh I’m bad.Just had to embellish with some Web Ribbon and of course some glamorous gems.

Supplies :

Image : Jenny Dress up by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : You’re Maaaarvelous Sophia by Paper Pretties
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura White Gel Pen,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Turquoise Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust,Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Diamond Stickles ,Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Card Trimcraft Textured Pearlescent 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Swirl from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot,Pinflair Pick Up Tool (to pick up gems)
To Embellish : White Web Ribbon,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel
 

Some challenges this is for :

Forever Friends :Ribbon
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Lots of layers
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational : 
Oozak : Sparkle
Unique Crafters Challenge : Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges : Die Cuts and/or Punches
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sitting fairy-ily comfortably

The Power of Three is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.So you must use 3 of something in your creation…3 papers,buttons,flowers etc.We have the fabulous Milk Coffee and Crafty Sentiments as our sponsors.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!

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Scilla Fairy from Crafty Sentiments and coloured her with ProMarkers.Her wings have been coloured with Copic Atyou Spica pens.It’s a shame it’s so hard to capture the sparkle of these on camera – they really do IRL.The papers were a freebie in the last issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.As her dress has a leafy feel to it I thought they would compliment it perfectly.The ribbon she’s sitting on is also a previous freebie from the same magazine.A piece of cheesecloth has been placed behind her to soften and break up the backing paper without covering it up.A lacy punch and die cut have been used for a more delicate look and no fairy as lovely this would be complete without some flowers and a bit of bling.My 3’s for this card are 3 gems,3 leaves and 3 3-layered flowers.

Supplies :

Image : Scilla Fairy from Crafty Sentiments
Colouring mediums : ProMarkers,Copic Atyou Spica pens
Papers & card : DP Summertime paper pack freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Roy G. Biv 12 x12 cardstock pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Marianne Designs Circles,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Ribbon freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Cheesecloth bought from eBay

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : In the Garden
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
Just Some Lines : Lots of Layers
ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Lace/Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Lace/Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday : Twine/Ribbons
Fussy and Fancy : Orange/Lime/Citrus
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Flowers
Delightful Challenges : Punches & dies
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : Pop it up (image popped up on foam tape)
Creative Belli :Wings
Fab ‘n’ Funky :  Angels and Fairies
I Love Promarkers : Gardens
Inky Impressions : Pearls/Bling
Paper Pretties : Square Cards
Whimsy Inspiration : Lots of layers
Anything Goes Challenge : Summer Days 
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge :  Bling
A and T Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything With Wings
Jackson’s Digital Expressions  : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays :  Garden Delights
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts :Summer
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Summer Fun
Desert Island Crafters : 2 – Green,4 – Make it sparkle,9 – Embossing(the flowers and lacy circle are embossed),10 – Lots of Flowers
Creatalicious Challenges  : Fantasy or Baby
Cupcake Craftroom : Fresh & Summery
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Nature
Unique Crafters Challenge : Sparkle & shine
The Crafty Pad :  Dies/Punches
 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A sticky situation!

We have a fabby sketch from Anne-Marie this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge :

There is also the lovely theme of Animal Antics.You can choose either the sketch or theme.If you’re really up for the challenge you could even do both! You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I just had to turn it into a criss-cross card! And then I knew exactly which image and papers I had to go for!The adorable image is from the Winnie Owl digital collection from Willow Designs.She’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and I’ve applied 3D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes,the honey jar and a thin layer to the puddle of honey she’s managed to spill everywhere.Glad to know I’m not the only mucky pup!It doesn’t show too well but I used a clear glitter pen on her eye shadow and the bee’s wings.The papers are a Rasberry Road freebie from a recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Here’s a piccie with the insert removed :

You can see the gloss better on this one as well as a clearer view of the papers.I also opened Winnie up in Word,played with one of the special Artistic Effects and saved her as a PNG so I could add her behind the recipe.I followed the vintage feel of the papers with the lacy punch and die cuts.To embellish I just had to reach for the vintage seam binding and pearls!

Supplies :

Image : Part of the Winnie Owl digital collection form Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Copic Clear Atyou Spica pen
Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road freebie from issue 105 Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Blue card Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch ,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot
To embellish : White vintage seam binding,4mm flat back pearls

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Many layers 
Whimsy Inspiration : Things with wings
Creative Card Crew : Inspired by a song – Honey,honey (what else could it be!)
Digital Tuesday : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly :  Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes + Bowtastic
Ooh La La Creations : Make it Girly
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Die Cuts/Punches 
There’s Magic in the Air : BINGO  (top line)
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
 The Crafty Pad : Ribbon
The Ribbon Girls :  Use Ribbon or Lace 
2 Sisters : Inside & out
Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes
Secret Crafter :  Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : More Than One Fold
Crafters Companion : Time to embellish
Lia Stampz Challenge : Things with wings
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 

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