Eeeek!Comfort food??!

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It’s the lovely Margreet’s turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Cute.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.This week there is a special mystery prize from Willow Designs for one lucky person! 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 used the adorable George Having a nap  Digital stamp by Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers.I’ve teamed him with some of my fave Willow Designs papers,Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection.Love these with kraft 🙂 Distressed all the edges and drawn in some faux stitching.The flowers,part of the paper set,have had Crackle Accents added to the centres.I thought George would make a good get well image but he’s so cute he’d be great for any occasion.I’ve mirrored the sketch and er… NOT because I cut the papers wrong *cough cough* 😉


Supplies :

Image : George Having a nap Digital stamp by Willow Designs
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : ProMarkers,Coffee Archival Ink,Crackle Accents,Whispers Brush Marker (fine tip end)
Card & Papers : Kraft card base Craft UK Limited (also used for die cuts),Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection by Willow Designs
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Nestabilities Standard Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors


Some challenges this is for :

I love Promarkers : Layer It Up
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Die Cuts and Flowers
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Flower Power
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts:  Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Use Your Scraps (all the patterned papers are leftovers from another card and the kraft die cuts are made from a card blank I cut in half for another card)
 613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :  Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x



A spook-tacular Halloween!

Just a reminder that the Anything Halloween challenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59pm EST on Thursday 1st November.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize and if you play along with a Just Some Lines image  you can choose to create an Anything Goes project or follow the theme.

This is my first attempt at a wall hanging featuring  the spook-tacular Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines.I’m quite pleased that I managed to compose the background digitally using the Summertime Designs A Boo-tiful Night Papers,Elements and Alphabet in Microsoft Power Point.Once printed out I felt it looked a little flat and it was hard to pick out the wording and the pumpkins at the front.I didn’t want to print them out again and layer them as I had already set out a plan in my mind.So I covered the words in Crackle Accents.Not only did it intensify the colour it gave a great effect :

For the pumpkins I used 2 layers,allowing to dry in between,of glaze pen.This enhanced the colour and added a waxy appearance similar to the real thing.Next I printed out the Halloween Little Ghost out twice onto smooth cardstock and once onto linen effect card.I coloured the hair,the part of the face that shows through the holes,stripey socks and shoes with Copic Ciao Markers.I then cut out the sheet from the linen effect card and shaded that with Copic Cioas plus the Blender.Because I didn’t want linen effect hands and they would stick out from under the sheet in real life once coloured I also cut them out.I shaped the card with my fingers and layered it up using 3-D Collall Glue Gel.Here’s a closer look at those :

To finish the piece I added some jute ribbon that I didn’t store properly and so it ended up tatty,but I think it fits well with the theme.Punched a couple of holes and fixed some eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile.I used some black wire to hang  it with and threaded some beads I recycled from a handbag embellishment onto the ends.

Supplies :

Image : Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crackle Accents,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Digital Paper,Elements and Alphabet : A Boo-tiful Night by Summertime Designs
Cardstock : Purple from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Linen effect card Southfield 12 x 12 Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares,Grand Calibur,Crop-A-Dile,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Eyelets,Black wire,Jute ribbon and Beads from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins
Craftymess : Halloween
Delicious Doodles : Fright Night
Fun with Shapes & More : Spooky
Our Craft Lounge : Halloween/Fall project
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Sweet or Spooky Halloween
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Spooky Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks : Halloween
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Scary texture
Cute Card Thursday : Something scary
 MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Moving Along With The Times : Cute Halloween
Shelly’s Images : Spooky
Crafting for all Seasons : Spooky 
Crafty Creations : Halloween spooks
Creative Belli :  Halloween
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything goes 
Divas by Design : Orange
House That Stamps Built : Anything but a card
Inky Impressions : Fall/Halloween
My Mum’s CraftShop : Spooky
Paper Shelter Challenge : Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Halloween
Digital Tuesday : Halloween Spooky
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Halloween
LEJ Designs : Trick Or Treat
Party Time Tuesdays : Trick O Treat
Sassy Cheryl’s : Trick Or Treat Time
Top Tip Tuesday : Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown : Halloween
Twisted Tuesday : Anything but a card + Twist Use orange
Use It Tuesdays  : Use Orange (Eyelets,wire,beads and jute ribbon)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Choco-purple-icious love!

It’s Dawn’s first time hosting and providing the sketch this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Here’s a peek at her fabby sketch :

And the theme is With Love – Hearts.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 used I LOVE Chocolate digital stamp  from Willow Designs.You get both the pre-coloured and black and white outlined images for your money – great value!I’ve used the pre-coloured image and dressed it up with some Liquid Pearls ‘white chocolate’ piping and Glossy accents on her shoes.I was going to use the Glossy Accents on the sweetie wrapper then it hit me out of the blue – or should that be purple!!To give a more authentic crinkly wrapper feel I reached for the Crackle Accents.Think purple Quality Street!If you don’t know what these are Google ’em and it will all be clear.Here’s a closer view :

Sadly the Glossy Accents appear to be shy : ∫

I cut around the edges of the image to slip in parts of my wonky hand cut heart frame.And yes,it was deliberately wonky!Going against my natural grain where everything must be perfect and symmetrical.The great thing about cutting this from corrugated card is the flexibility.It certainly made life a bit easier when trying to maneuver it into position.The sentiment is coloured with ProMarkers and I added some shiny satin purple ribbon.The backing paper is from Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection from Willow Designs.I’ve only just realised that I had threaded some heart shaped buttons with purple floss but have completely forgotten to add them to my card.Doh!

Supplies :

Image : I LOVE Chocolate digital stamp from Willow Designs 
Sentiment : Imaginisce Sweet Thing Acrylic Stamp
Mediums : White Opal Liquid Pearls,Glossy Accents,Crackle Accents,ProMarkers
Paper & Card : DP From Crazy Daisy Collection by Willow Designs,inKraft Wavy corrugated kraft card,Purple corrugated card from The Works,Craft UK Kraft 6 x 6 card blank (used for matting and layering too)
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Purple satin ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Costumes/dress up
Crafts and Me : Sentiment
Divas by Design :Texture
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Good With Food
Crafty Bloggers Network :  Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Use a Digi
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : For the Girls
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Sweet Treats
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge :  Hip to be Square


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Reddy for cake!

It’s Willow Sketchie time!My turn to host this week too!So here’s my sketch :

The theme is Let Them Eat Cake but any food on your cards is acceptable.With the new style challenges you can go for the sketch,challenge or if you’re feeling adventurous BOTH!Up to you.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.

Beacuase I’m still loving the Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection I’ve used them along with this delectable Cake (** Note : the sign is blank on the image.I used Word to put the greeting on it**) both from Willow Designs.I coloured the image with ProMarkers and coated the cherry using Glossy Accents and the icing with Crackle Accents.As there seem to be pretty cake cases for your real cakes in the shops at the mo’ I decided to keep with this trend  and paper pieced mine.You can probably tell I rotated the sketch.For the pennant piece I stuck a satin ribbon onto some white card using a double sided adhesive sheet them passed it through my ribbler.That way the ribbon keeps it’s shape.A couple of brads have been added to it.The metal corner,originally silver,was coloured with a paint pen.A stamped greeting completes the card.

Supplies :

Image and Patterned Paper : Cake by Willow Designs,Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection
Mediums : ProMarkers,Glossy Accents,Crackle Accents, Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment clear stamp set
Other Paper : Dark red leather effect paper recycled packaging from some string I bought on eBay
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Paper ribbler from The Works,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Small,Big Shot
To embellish : Satin ribbon ,red brads and silver corner from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Bloggers Network : Floral 
Creative Mondays : Anything Goes
Love to Create : Anything Goes 
Stamp and Create :Paper Piecing
By the Cute & Girly : In the Kitchen
Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Sentimental Sundays :  Metal
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Add a Sentiment
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Use a digi
Paper Shelter Challenge : Paper piecing
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Birthdays 
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Time for tea!

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Show Us Your Layers.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps as our sponsor.For full details on how to play pop along to the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work.

For my card I’ve used Floppy Latte Designs Tea Time Stacked Teacups coloured with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils and edged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.I’ve used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser around the edges and  coated the whole piece in Crackle Accents with more ink rubbed into the cracks one it was dry.The papers are all Floppy Latte Designs Swiss Dots Digital Paper Pack Set 3 and have had Distress Ink and the paper distresser used on them.I managed to use every paper in the set and with this many layers I thought a Shabby Chic look would be perfect.I’ve added pearls,ribbon,a gold charm toned down with Umber ProMarker and lilac jute ribbon.The doily and flowers were cut using dies from the same set.

Supplies :
Image : Tea Time Stacked Teacups by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artists Fixative,Antique Linen Distress Ink,Crackle Accents,ProMarker
Papers & Card : Swiss Dots Digital Paper Pack Set 3 by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps,card base and piece used to cut doily from stash
Tools :X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Marianne Design Creatables Designer Doily,Big Shot
Embellishments : Chocolate Flat Back Pearls,Jute ribbon,satin ribbon,gold charm(toned down with ProMarker)

Some challenges this card is for :

Creative Inspirations : Digi Day
Totally Gorjuss : Bling It On
Delicious Doodles : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes
C .R.A.F.T.  : Flowers
Crafty Purple Frog : Touchy Feely (texture and ribbon)
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
StampInsanity : Rockin’ Out “Heavy Metal” Style
Truly Scrumptious : Vintage
Everybody Art : Pearls
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown : Polka Dots
Kort-o-Mania : Vintage


Lisa x

Feeling a bit distressed

This was the sketch for last weeks Sketchie Challenge for the Let’s Get Stamping group at Craftbubble:

Along with sketch DT member Karen set the twist of using some distressing.So out came the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and Distress Inks.The image is from Tanda Stamps Transport Set 1 and is stamped using Versafine in Sepia.Next I applied Old Paper,Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to the Nestabilities cut Oval.Then I splashed a little water over it and dabbed it with a clean,dry tissue to remove some ink to give it that well worn look ( a bit like me first thing in the morning!).Next I stamped the compass from Tanda Stamps Travel Set 1,applied the same inks and gave it a coating of Crackle Accents,even though it doesn’t show too well in the piccie.While I was waiting for it to dry I assembled the rest of the card.The base card was inked and I used part of a Cornish Heritage Farms Cracked Montana Earth Backgrounder on the corners.The Papermania Textured card and K & Co papers have had the ink and Distress Tool treatment.I tore part of one of the papers,punched some holes and threaded some waxed cord through.I can’t take credit for this idea.I saw in on A Passion For Cards blog first.I took a length of ribbon and scorched it with my heat gun,causing it to burn around the edges and buckle.Once the compass was dry I added it using foam tape.

I’m also entering Die Cut Dreams ‘No Flowers Allowed’,Ooh-La-La-Creations ‘Anything Goes’,Stamp,Scrap & Doodle Saturdays ‘Open Challenge’ and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ‘ Anything Goes’ with this card.


Craftybunny x