A Basket of Flowers – Easel-y!

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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.

**I’m late posting this as my internet is still not good 😦 Wish they’d sort it out!!**

I’ve coloured up the sweet Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs with watercolor pencils.I made a pretty shaped easel card to display her on.The stopper is made by die cutting the sentiment four times out of watercolour card and layering it all together,adhering with wet glue.The ribbon threaded border is a Martha Stewart punch.Some flowers were die cut with flat backed pearls added to the centres and the leaf sprays hand cut from a piece of coordinating paper.

Supplies :

Image : Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card & Paper : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad, Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Freebie Sentiment Die from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker),Ribbon from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Leaves

The Paper Shelter Challenge : Blooming Days

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Patterned Paper

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with Optional : Use a Die

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Feminine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with a twist: Girlie

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World More Than 1 Fold

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Well red(head)!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

I thought I’d have a little fun using Anne with E by The East Wind.After colouring her with watercolour pencils I decided to make an inky,splodgy  background so I pulled out some Pebeo Drawing Gum that I bought a little while back for this purpose.In the past I’ve found to my cost that paper masking just does not work well with this technique and this did the job beautifully,especially as the inks had been watered down to allow them to splat better!Once the inks were dry I then over stamped with a script stamp.Then I removed the gum,which came away very easily.The only mistake I think I made was colouring the image first as it seemed a little faded but was soon rectified by adding more pencil where needed.I also added some white gel pen highlights at this stage.I just had to try out my newly purchased dies to add an aperture to the paper to frame her and to create the border at the bottom 🙂 I stamped the flowers,a past magazine freebie, onto some textured card before fussy cutting them.I made the little book to add to the front.I was going to fill the pages with more of the script stamp but actually thought I would instead write words of encouragement to the recipient when this type of card is needed.I finished off by adding two jute twine threaded buttons to the flower centres that were visible.

Supplies :

Image : Anne with E by The East Wind

Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Flowers : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks Earthtones (watered down to allow them to drip and be splattered from a paintbrush),Sepia Archival Ink,Pebeo Drawing Gum

Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for border)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Stitched Hearts and Accolade,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Yellows Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Say It With Flowers

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : V=Variety of Colors

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Coloured Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Stitching Real or Faux (stitch effect dies)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Watercolor

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Have a de-light-ful Father’s Day!

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Sharing yet another Guest Designer project for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Tic-Tac-Toe and it runs from  June 4th – July 1st.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

 

I’ve followed the middle vertical line Sentiment,Patterned Paper and Twine to create my card.Lighthouse by Imagine That!Digis by Kris  is not only fantastic for Father’s Day but any occasion that calls for a male themed card.After printing out the black and white outline version of the image I coloured it using Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils for a soft ,hazy Summer day feel.Sprayed with fixative afterwards,of course!I chose Sweet Pastels digi papers to go with it as I thought the clouds and striped paper would continue the appearance of a warm,sunny day on the British coast…Yes,we do have them sometimes 😉 Scraps of the stripy paper were adhered to the epoxy button stickers to make good use of them.The sentiment is one of several included in the set.All finished with jute twine to tie in (unintentional pun!) with the kraft card base.

Supplies :

Image and Sentiment :  

Papers :  

Both available at : STORE

Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative

Card : Yellow from Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Dovecraft Photo Corner Punch

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 20,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer

Cards in Envy : No Girls Allowed

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Crafty Boots : Masculine

Eureka Stamps : Father’s Day/Masculine

Love to Scrap : Masculine

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Masculine

Ooh La La Creations : One for the Boys

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Stripes

The Paper Girls : The Great Outdoors

Where the HeART is : Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Bring on Summer

Dragonfly Journeys : Daddy Day Care

Glitter n Sparkle : Father’s Day

One Stitch At A Time : Layer It Up!

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug  : Masculine

Crafty Calendar : Father’s Day/For a Male

Crazy 4 Challenges : Make it Masculine

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Colored Image

Craft for the Craic : Something Masculine

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Father’s Day

Pattie’s Creations : Father’s Day or Graduation

Polkadoodles : One for the Boys

Really Reasonable Ribbon :  Masculine with ribbon or trim

QKR Stampede : One for the Guys

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Brown Sugar : Photo Inspiration

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shaking off the rain clouds

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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.

Isobel – Thinking of Spring looks like she’s deep in a daydream here 🙂 She’s a beautiful New Release at Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers then fussy cut.I decided to make a bit of a stylised scenic card and had the idea of adding a cloud shaker element.It was a bit fiddly as this die cuts a frame of the cloud and I had to line everything up!It was a process that needed thing about,that’s for sure – or maybe it’s just me 😉 But I did get there in the end 😀 I placed the die cut floral piece in the centre and added the ‘grassy’ hillocks (careful!) across the bottom.The carefully planned out sky strip was then added across the top.I chose the sequins partly because they tie in with the colours of the image and papers but also they reminded me of little raindrops waiting to fall from the clouds.As Isobel appears to be so deep in thought I added the sentiment to reflect that feeling 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Thinking of Spring by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Textured Card from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack,White Craft Planet Funky Foam

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins to fill shaker from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Stitching – Real or Faux

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

A Gem of a Challenge : Weather (pick any season) – Spring

Allsorts : The Great Outdoors

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes 

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : G for Girlie

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Die Cut Divas : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Hand Coloured Image

Crafting By Designs : June Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Make It Girly

Little Red Wagon : Fit It In (I’ve inlaid the cloud die frames)

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Having a Splashing Time on Hochanda ;)

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I have had the honour of making a couple of samples for Suzette from Crafty Sentiments Designs for the Hochanda shows at 11 am and 3 pm on the 5th June.

It would be lovely if you could tune in and share the talented DT’s hard work.Plus Suzette’s fantastic demos of course 🙂

You may even spot my cards there!

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For my first card I’ve coloured up Splashing with Polychromos Pencils on kraft card.The puddle and splashes have been painted over with Iridescent Medium,a few touches of white gel pen and 3D Crystal Lacquer have been added too!The pics show my Kick Stand Card folded flat,open and a close up of the stamp.

Supplies :

Image : Splashing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Winsor & Newton, Iridescent Medium, 3D Crystal Lacquer,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12×12 Dried Marigold,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop

To Embellish : Dovecraft 24 Paper Blossoms Peach,Button & Jute Twine from stash

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Now on to my second card…

Splashing has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers this time.Some more white gel pen to add a little shine to the pup’s nose along with some glittery ripples in the puddle.This time I’ve made a Shaped Tent Fold card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using a stitch effect die.

I think by using different mediums and colours it shows the versatility of this darling,fun stamp 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Splashing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Past Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot

To Embellish : Chipboard shape part of freebie along with the papers,Ribbon & Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes

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

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shakin’ Owl Over!

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Here’s my second Guest Designer card for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge for this month.The theme is Time for a Sketch and it runs from May 7th – June 3rd.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

This time I’ve followed the sketch as it is.As Birthday Bash KD Kit by Imagine That!Digis by Kris is so much fun I thought I’d carry on that flavour by adding a shaker element- not just any old shaker element,a bingo card one at that!Once I’d prepared it I filled it with lovely,shiny sequins 🙂 I printed the cute pre-coloured owl also from the set,fussy cut and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to eyes to make them even more googly!I layered the sentiment digitally onto the brad using Word and coated that with 3D Crystal Lacquer also (even if the camera has failed to pick it up).The chevron paper was selected from the kit to match my little owl friend.I hand cut three banner strips and added brads to them just for a little extra touch.The band across the top was embossed to create interest.It was a real joy working with this set 🙂

Supplies :

Image,Patterned Paper,Bingo Card,Brad and Sentiment :  

Medium : 3D Crystal Lacquer

Card : Orange and Teal from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Cuttlebug Polka Dots 5 x 7 Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights Brads,Sequins to fill shaker from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times : Man Or Boy

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Crafting for all Seasons : Add Some Embossing

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet : Digital Birthday Cards

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations : 

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Blinged Birthday (Sequins in shaker)

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Di’s Digis Designs : For The Boys

Send a Smile for Kids : Bright Colors for Kids

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Incy Wincy Designs : Texture

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

It Mouse-t be Your Birthday ;)

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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 adorable Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter.The flowers,fallen petals and heart on the flowerpot have all been paper pieced.The little mouse,soil and flower pot have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I did apply some 3D Crystal Lacquer to his,eyes nose and the heart but it decided to be camera shy!A variety of stitch edged dies have been used to add to the cuteness.The sentiment has been stamped onto the shaped card base.A few flat back pearls and a length of grosgrain ribbon have been added as the finishing touches.Sweet 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card : DP DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock, Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Grosgrain Ribbon and Flat Back Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft Rocket Challenges : Flower Power

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Stitches

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Inky Impressions : Die-Cuts & Flowers

Crafty Gals Corner : May Flowers

Little Red Wagon : Blooming Fun

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Add A Sentiment

Cuttlebug Mania : May Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Birthday Celebration

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : F for Furry Friends

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Just Us Girls

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Spring

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers

Allsorts : Happy Birthday

Hiding in my Craft Room : Feminine

My Sheri Crafts : Add Pearls or Bling

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Quirky Crafts : April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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