Jess(t) a note

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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.

Here I’ve coloured the beautiful Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps with Copic  Ciao Markers.I’ve gone for a more unusual combo of purple with accents of olive green to compliment the paper and even gone out of my usual comfort zone with her skin tones too!The design has been kept quite simple by using a musical note embossing folder and die cut some circles with outer edge stitching to allow the paper to peek through.Wish the smallest size was…well…smaller so the placement could have been a bit more random but I like the effect anyway 😉 Finished with a die cut and stamped button sentiment.Been wanting to use these again for a while but misplaced the die.I only found it when I was looking for something else I’d lost in my crafty stash!!

Supplies :

Image : Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die

Paper & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus an extra one for die cutting and embossing)

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Embossing wet or dry (dry used)

Di’s Digis Designs :  Add A Sentiment

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : October –  Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights  :  October –  Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : October – Autumnal Twist – include Kraft paper or products

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes!

Crafting By Designs : October Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Die cuts/punches

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Music and Dance

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Patterned Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Oh Mia,oh my

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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 very chic Mia by Sasayaki Glitter.I decided to ‘dress’ her by paper piecing her clothing including her bag,shoes and hairbow which have also been glittered.The spots on her top have been painted with gesso as I still ,rather annoyingly,can’t find my white gel pen anywhere!Her hair and skin have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.A little shading has been given to her clothing using these pens too.The background papers are glittery too 🙂 Some satin ribbon and pearl brads complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Mia by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,Maimeri White Gesso

Designer Paper : First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Add Some Metal (brads)

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an optional twist – Anything But Square

Just Add Ink : Just add P (paper piecing,pearl brads)

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes, optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Doodle Pantry : Anything Digital Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Ribbons

Crafty Gals Corner : Let’s Hear It FOr The Girls

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Lace or Pearls (pearl brads)

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hitting the books?It’s a Cinch!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Back to School.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.

I’ve combined Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs.All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied to the lenses on her glasses and for once you can see where the camera has picked up the shine 🙂 I decide to pull out my Cinch and make a 5″ x 7″ notebook from scratch!!Very ashamed to say that when I dragged it out from the back of the cupboard the dispatch year was 2010!I’ve only used it twice before too.Really going to have make more use of it as it’s a great tool…but then I say that about everything…perhaps I buy too much craft stuff.Nah!That could never be 😉 The covers are made from a kraft card that is nice and sturdy.I wanted to use up some bits and pieces from my craft stash so pulled out these paper scraps along with some self adhesive fabric to die cut for the floral scalloped border and a journaling card all from the same collection.Following the trend to make some use of craft stash that was hanging around I grabbed some glittery paper,a self adhesive border (wasn’t quite long enough so cut it in half and placed behind the image) and some sparkly flowers.The creative words I made on my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.I love the interchangeable wheels on this one 🙂 Another tool I need to make more use of : P The wire has been decorated with some ribbons to match the papers and image.This is for my DD2 who starts 6th Form next month.It can sit on her desk so she can jot down any ideas or draw in it when she has time.It’s far too nice to be crammed in a bag!

Supplies :

Images : Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

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

Paper,Card & Other Material :  DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Papermania Chelsea Green Paperazzi, Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Bookbinding Tool & Wire,Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 5 XXL,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (flowers) & Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains (border),American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Back To School

 Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

 Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add 3 of Something (flowers)

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Back To School

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon :  Anything but a Card with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Back To School

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge : Glitter & Shimmer

C.R.A.F.T. : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Back To School

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hi Flyin’

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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.

Meet Josh – Let’s Go Flying by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Doesn’t he and his little friend look like they’re having fun!He’s from the new release collection ‘Here Come The Boys’ available from the 7th August.Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers have been used to colour this adorable image up.Somehow came up with the idea that these pinwheels would be a cute idea and kind of go along with the air plane theme- think propellers!!Wrapped a few lengths of jute twine around the vertical panel to tie (yes,very punny!) in with the kraft card base.The little buttons in the centres of the pinwheels are actually brads from a girls collection would you believe 😉 The sentiment I cobbled together using a frame and two alphabet stamps.

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Let’s Go Flying by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Boxed Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card :  DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Piercing Tool

To Embellish : Woodware Baby Button Brads – Girl,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some Challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes  

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Stamp

Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me :  Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Stamp or Digi

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes with Colored Image

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

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Anything Goes

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Four Legged Friends

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Oddball Art Stamps : Little Child

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Always Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team – It’s a Man Thing

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Papers – First Edition as they’re good quality,you get a variety of finishes (the double sided ones lent themselves beautifully to making the pinwheels) and are perfectly coordinated throughout the pad.

C.R.A.F.T. : Summer

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Squirrel’s Not-So Random Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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

Starburst and stripes

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Flowers.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.

It’s New Release time at Crafty Sentiments Designs and here’s the fabulous Patsy & Gizmo Flag.What a patriotic pair!They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with some white gel pen highlights thrown in.I’ve given them a bit of a grungey/vintage background to tie in with the kraft base.After die cutting them I trimmed everything down to fit into the corner and even allowed Patsy’s hair to flow over the edge.I’ve wanted to try this Starburst Background technique for a while but have only been brave enough to do so now!Don’t why I thought it would be difficult…and I actually enjoyed seeing it come together.The plan was to just select a few papers,repeating the patterns but some of the pieces didn’t work as some of the designs are directional.So I just swapped a few for some that did!After the glue had dried I cut it out with a stitch edged die and matted it onto another die cut layer.Once the stamped sentiment had been cut I coloured it with Copics to match the image.A few layered die cut flowers with flat back pearl centres decorate the bottom left corner to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Patsy & Gizmo Flag by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Red Cardstock from stash

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Cards in Envy : Stripes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Star(s)

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Red, White, Blue

Ooh La La Creations : Something that begins with “F” (Flowers & Flag)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Red, White and/or Blue

Dragonfly Journeys : A Star is Born!

Glitter n Sparkle : Red, White and Blue

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as it is a card

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creative Loops Challenge : Stars and/or Stripes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug  :  Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Scrappers Delights :  Anything Goes 

The Pencil Case : W=Whatever (Anything Goes)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Use Red, White & Blue

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Creations : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner :  Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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