A tree-o of penguins


Just a reminder that the month long Christmas or Winter 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 made another simple card by printing the adorable Penguin Oh Christmas Tree by Just Some Lines onto the base ans colouring with Polychromos Pencils blended out.For the star I’ve filled it with white gel pen and drawn a few lines around it before going over it with some shimmer chalk.For the the snowy effect on the tree I’ve traced the edges with dries white PVA sprinkled with Glamour Dust.The greeting is a freebie stamp.A couple of strips of washi tape topped with a star die cut from some pearlescent  cardstock and tied with a little baker’s twine complete the card.

Supplies :

Image :  Penguin Oh Christmas Tree by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : From a magazine freebie set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low odour oils thinners,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Shimmer chalks (think they’re a magazine freebie too),Cosmic Shimmer Dries White PVA Glue,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Trimcraft Textured Pearlescent 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps
To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape,Dovecraft Traditional Christmas Twine


Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Whatever is urgent to make (ALL my Christmas cards have been urgent this year – lol)
My Time to Craft – W – #227 – Christmas Birds
A Creative Romance : Sparkle at Christmas
Brown Sugar : Christmas
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Happy Holidays
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :Christmas Chaos
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Christmas
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Oh Christmas Tree
Cute Card Thursday : Christmas Catch Up
Paper Crafting Journey : It’s Christmas Time
Sassy Studio Designs : It’s Beginning to look  a Lot like Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x






There’s Snow Bunny Like A Snow Bunny!

At Digi Doodle Shop’s Best the theme is LET IT SNOW.So we’d love to see your cards /projects with snow,snowmen,shovels,just anything used for snow.To join in just click on the link for full rules/details.

There is the generous prize of  a $10 Gift Certificate for one lucky winner.Plus 2nd and 3rd place get blinkies for their blogs.All winners are in the running, if they so wish, to join us as Guest Designers too.  

It’s not necessary to use a Digi Doodle Shop image but if you do you will be entered twice in the draw.And as there is a whopping 50% across the whole store it’s a great opportunity to go shopping for some fabulous images!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Snow Bunnies from Digi Doodle Shop.I’ve coloured them in Promarkers and drew little flecks on their fur in a grey fineliner.I’ve added some Glossy Accents to their eyes too.The tree and sky have also been coloured with Promarkers,using the Blender over the sky.For the snow I’ve applied Polar White  Flower Soft over dries clear PVA glue.I’ve only bought this product recently and I’m totally impressed.I call it the closest thing to snow in a pot.I can’t stop using it either but it sure goes a long way!

Here’s a close up view to show the details.

This is the first time I’ve made an offset gatefold.And I decide to use a kraft card base as I’ve seen a few Christmas cards made with it this season.I thought it went with the cute bunnies well too!The sentiment on the front of the card is from the Christmas 2 set in the Free Sentiments/Word Art section at Digi Doodle Shop.

Supplies :
Image : Snow Bunnies from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment :From Christmas 2 set at Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Grey fineliner pen,Polar White Flower Soft,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA,Glossy Accents
Paper & Card : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Papermania 8 x8 Christmas Textured Cardstock,12 x 12 kraft card,Buzz Craft White Glitter Card
Tools: X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Martha Stewart Quilted Punch Around The Page,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Marianne Design Creatables Snowflake 1 Die Set,Big Shot
Embellishments : Pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Organza ribbon from stash

Challenges this card is for:

Ooh La La : Christmas Song Inspired (White Christmas)
Paper Playtime :Christmas Carol Inspired (White Christmas)
There’s Magic In The Air : Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious : Anything Goes
A Crafty Little Place : Anything Goes
Artful Inkables : Punches and/or die cuts
Digital Tuesday : Animals at Christmas Time
Passion for ProMarkers : Old and New (old papers,ribbon and pearls and new image,sentiment and Flower Soft)
The Character Cafe : Natural/neutral colour and some glitter/sparkle
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Christmas
ECP : Snow
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Embellish It
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Winter
One Stop Craft : Christmas Cuties
Speedy The Cat : Have a bow
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club: Use a die cut (the edges around the image are punched but the snowflakes are die cut.If this doesn’t count let me know and I will delete it)
Alota Rubber Stamps : Snowflakes
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers : Christmas Trees
Inky Impressions : Christmas
The Paper Variety : TIC TAC TOE (Die Machine,Card,Holiday Theme)
Pile It On : Feathers ‘n Fur
Stampavie and More : Snow/Snowflakes
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
Crafts and Me : Dreaming of a White Christmas
Karber Christmas Challenge 4 :Use a digi
Scrappy Frogs : Merry Christmas


Lisa x

Handbags and Gladrags

Over at Craft Your Passion this week it’s ANYTHING GOES.Go on go wild and get creative!!There’s also some digi stamps waiting for one lucky winner.Why not pay us a visit to check out the rules and play along.There’s loads of inspiration from the DT’s wonderful creations too.

I thought I’d have some fun with this Sacoche image from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps.I bought a pack of card with animal prints a while back to use with some animal stamps I had but never got round to it ( as per usual – so many ideas so little time!).It also made a change from reaching for the Promarkers.Plus animal prints are big in fashion at this season.I have to admit I don’t wear them myself.Personally I think they look far more beautiful on the animals nature graced them with.In fact the only animal print clothes I’ve ever worn were a pair of leopard spot jeans I found after seeing the girl in Michael Jackson’s Thriller video wearing them.I don’t thimk I looked as good as her tho’!!Er…anyway back to the card.Because the card is glossy I embossed it with black detail powder as soon as it came out of the printer.Not only beacause it would’ve taken an age for the ink to dry but to define the outline.It also acted as a reservoir to contain the glue before the glitter was added and a white paint pen I used on the flower on the front of the bag.I also paper pieced it using foam pads for more dimension.

It’s a bit OTT glam and I really can’t imagine who on Earth I could really give this to.I just wanted to play around and have fun!

This also reminds me of the theme from The Office  – an incedibly funny programme starring Ricky Gervais.Oh and the Stereophonics version of the song.Hence the title.

Supplies :
Image:Sacoche from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps
Mediums : Stampendous Black Detail Embossing Powder,Fine glitter,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA,White paint pen,Silver Metallic Promarker
Card : Black and silver Mirri from stash,Red card from Papermania Capsule Textured Cardstock Colossal pack,Animal print from a Kanban pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Rectangle (Large) and Classic Rectangle (Large),Big Shot
Embellishments : Maribou feather I’ve had for yonks!Flower gem from a Papermania caddy

Some challenges this card is for :

Everybody Art : Photo inspiration
Papertake Weekly : Sparkly and Bright
ABC Challenge : G is for Glitter
Inktegrity : Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers : Halloween or Halloween colours (Black,red and silver seem pretty Vampiric to me!)
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Anything goes 


Lisa x

Remember Remember…

…the 5th of November!

At Pear Tree Designs it’s BONFIRE NIGHT.So any card/project related to Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes/November 5th is what’s required.

We have a fabulous sponsor in the form of The Character Cafe.They are offering one lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate!Please check the challenge blog for full rules on how to be in for a chance to win.You might also like to gain some inspiration from the rest of the DT’s wonderful creations.

 As I didn’t have anything suitable in my stash I suddenly remembered seeing a few craft projects on peoples blogs using images from Elizabeth O. Dulemba,a children’s book author and illustrator.Although they are colouring pages aimed at children the art is so beautifully drawn they lend theirselves to crafty projects too.As with any artist it’s important to respect  copyright.Here is a copy of her Angel Policy .

It’s well worth visiting all areas of this site to see all her books and artwork.They are all amazing.

To make it nice and sparkly I printed the image,having flipped it horizontally first,onto inkjet acetate then applied glitter with a dries clear PVA glue.I mounted it over some glitter card attatching it with brads to add even more sparkle.I simply created the background using embossed and die cut pieces of Core’dinations Gemstones card.


Supplies :
Image : Fireworks by Elizabeth O.Dulemba
Mediums : Fine glitter,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA
Card : Core’dinations Gemstones,Glitter card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Small corner rounder punch,Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls embossing folder,Crafts Too Stars embossing folder,Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners #2 die,Big Shot
Embellishments : Dovecraft Brights brads


Challenges this card is for :
ABC Challenge : G is for Glitter
Papertake Weekly : Sparkly and Bright
Crafty Creations : Halloween or Autumn
The Creative Cottage : Embossing
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Keeping it clean and simple
Inktegrity : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties : Make a square card
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Metal (just the metal)
CCEE Stampers : Clean and simple
Cute Card Thursday : So Transparent
Shelly’s Images : Tic,Tac,Toe (Brads,Punch,Embossing)
2 Sisters : No Designer Paper

Lisa x