A bear behind! ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Father’s Day/Masculine.We have the fabulous Eureka Stamps and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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.

For my card I chose the wonderful Bears and Bees digi stamp by Eureka Stamps  and coloured them with Copic Ciao Markers,trying to get a little fuzziness into those bears.I thought this would be a great image to use as this card is for my DS1,who is well known for getting himself into sticky situations,to give to his dear old Dad 🙂 I made a border of hexagons,embossed,sanded then cut from a template and stapled together.I used some fab papers from my stash,more staples and a sentiment made by me on the ‘puter.The finishing touch is a trio of threaded buttons.

Supplies :

Image : Bears and Bees digi stamp by Eureka Stamps
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Ooh La La fro Him,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Sand It Gadget Tool,Quilting Template,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Squares,Craft Concept Hexagon Illusion Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To Embellish : Buttons from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Staples and thread from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting By Designs : Father’s Day/Masculine
Crafting for all Seasons : One for the Guys
Creative Belli : Father’s Day
Digistamps 4 Joy : Masculine
Inky Impressions : Father’s Day/Masculine
Sisterhood of Crafters : Masculine
The Perfect Sentiment : Masculine
Anything Goes Challenge : Fathers Day
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge : All About Him
Clear It Out : Challenge: Male Cards  Stash Item: Use Metal
Crafty Sentiments : Card/Project For A Male
Creative Craft Challenges : We Love You Dad
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges  : Fathers Day
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Fathers Day
LEJ Designs : Something For The Boys/Men
Papertake Weekly : Hello Boys
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown : You’re The Man
Ladybug Crafts : For the men in your life
Eureka Stamps : Father’s Day
Kaboodle Doodles : For Your Favorite Guy
Lexi’s Creations : Father’s Day or Special Male Birthday
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Father’s Day

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Bearly’ time to do the garden!

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

The theme is In the Garden.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 Taking a snoooooze digital stamp by Willow DesignsWho wouldn’t rather catch 40 winks than mow the lawn etc. – me for one 😉 I’ve trimmed it down using a nestie and the Out-of the-Box technique to allow his newspaper to dangle over the edge.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and 3D Crystal Lacquer has added shine to the lenses on his specs.I was very naughty and picked up this New Leaf  pad at my local craft warehouse.One thing I wasn’t buying this year was MORE papers to add to the copious amount I already own…but…when they’re half price you have to to don’t you?Don’t you?!And of course I had to pick up a Boho Chic one as well 🙂 Not one to pass up on a bargain,especially a crafty one!I added an embossed piece of cardstock to break up the patterns and wrapped it with some natural raffia.Altho’ this is meant to be a Christmas design folder I think it works well with garden/nature themed cards all year round.The sign is die cut and stamped with a sentiment,the brads are purely for decoration.The snap is from a set I bought in a craft sale last Summer,well 2 actually as they were a good price, and it’s the first time I’ve used one!They do go beautifully with these papers tho’ so I’m sure they will get out and about more 😉

Supplies :

Image : Taking a snoooooze dgital stamp by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concept Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Quikutz Sign Post Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Edger Punch Traditional Scallop,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Natural Raffia from stash

 

Some challenges this is for:

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly :  Happy New….. (paper pad)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Tuesday Throwdown :  Shiny & New (paper pad)
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Manly Cards
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Something New (paper pad)
Opus Gluei : Free for All
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Crafty Calendar : January what’s new? (paper pad)
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something new (paper pad)
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fussy and Fancy : Furry Friends
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Something New (paper pad)
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (paper pad)
Crafty Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hexa-going,going-gon!

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is Hexagons.We have the fabulous Simon Says Stamp,The Paper Shelter and Stamp Fairy 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 Cockatoo Rules! from The Paper Shelter and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I found an old quilting template amongst my Mum’s old sewing stuff  (that I inherited) and cut different patterns from one of my fave collections.So favourite are they that I try not to use them!This card will be for my son’s birthday so they’ll be staying within my house at least!!:D I created a patchwork effect background with them.The embossing folder I’d been umming and ahhhing about for a while but knowing I had to make something for this challenge it quickly became a must-have!I used a paper photo anchor and bracket for the same paper collection.I pierced a hole in the photo anchor and added a brad.The ‘Go’ sign is from a bag iron on patches my SIL gave me.I stuck it onto the backing piece of card using ultra adhesive tape.Yeah,I know it’s really an octagon but it went well with the image ,I thought 😉

Supplies :

Image : Cockatoo Rules! from The Paper Shelter 
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Ooh La La for Him My Minds Eye 12 x 12 Paper Kit,Cardstock Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Craft Concept Hexagon Illusion Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Quilting template,X-Cut Craft knife
To Embellish : Photo anchor and bracket from paper kit,Brad and Iron patch from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Here Come the Boys : Die Cuts/Punches
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
Robyn`s Fetish : Cards for a Man
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes 
Allsorts : For Men Only
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Add texture 
Delicious Doodles : Embossing
Stamp Man : Emboss it
Do You Stack Up? : Brads
Forever Friends : Anything Goes
Southern Girls : Animal crackers
Mema’s Crafts : Anything goes (winter/holiday optional)
PapercraftJunkies Challenge : Things with wings
Digistamps 4 Joy : Bingo…But with a Difference – No Glitter,No Ribbon,One image (one that will make you smile – hopefully!),No Apples,No Buttons.Hope I’ve got this right!!
The Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp :No Square Cards
Stamp n Doodle : Fabric (hope the iron patch counts!)
Anything Goes Challenge :  Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Anything Goes
 
Today is Bonfire Night in the UK.Altho’ I say ‘Night’ we have had fireworks going off most nights since the end of the Summer 😦 My poor doggy is beside herself  – she’s a baby at the best of times!Have to admit some of them make me jump out of my skin,they sound like bombs going off!
Here’s a pic to show what a real baby she is :
 
Might keep the blanket wrapped around her ears tonight.At least it could muffle the noises for her.The pic quality’s not great as it was taken on Hubby’s iPhone.
Don’t forget to keep your pets safe tonight – altho’ Im sure you won’t 🙂
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 
 

The cat that hasn’t got the cream…yet!

It’s Kelly’s turn to host over at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

There is also a theme of 1,2,3.That could be 1 image,2 embellishments,3 papers for example.You can either choose the sketch,theme or both.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 a delightful image from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs.She’s been coloured with ProMarkers and added some Liquid Pearls fresh cream – well,it had to be with those yummy strawberries!Look at that little kitty koo waiting with anticipation…The papers are from the CD-rom too.The strips of card have been embossed with a folder in my Big Shot.It’s really a Christmas one but I love it so much I’m gonna use it anytime!I finished it off with some cute little wooden ladybirds.So I have 1 image,2 papers and three embellishments.

The eagle eyed amonst you may’ve noticed that one paper is printed on textured card whilst the other is plain.All part of a clever design…er…no.Guess who forgot to get some ink in for the printer?Oooops.So I had to use some scraps.Got a very good excuse tho’.I was busy getting ready for my hols.Here’s a little piccy :

Donkeys on the beach at Weston-super-Mare.L-R my 2 boys,their cousin and my DD2.As you can see the weather was glorious and it was like it the whole time!!My poor little poopy dog had to go into kennels.Altho’ they looked after her very well and thought she was lovely she was so pleased to see us she practically dragged the owner across the paddock to get to us.A tad embarrassing.Then she went super crazy when we got home and hasn’t stopped greeting us since!She is a funny girl 😀

Supplies :

Images & Papers : From Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Card : Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Craft Concept Funky Poinsettia 5 x 7 embossing folder,Big Shot
To Embellish : Woodware Wooden Ladybirds

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts and Me : Green,Green,Green
Inky Impressions : Embossing
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Ice cream colours (strawberry,mint with a smidge of chocolate – brown parts on the image!)
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : Summertime
Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Summer
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Anything Goes + Optional Sketch
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  :  Summer Fun
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday : Free For All – Anything Goes
Critter Sketch : Anything Goes 
Ooh La La Creations : 1 image,2 papers,3 embellishments
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes 
Tammy Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes 
Whoopsi Daisy  : Lots of Layers
Dream Valley Challenges : Summer 
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Opus Gluei :Seasons (yep,it’s Summer again!)
Pile It On  : Cute as Can Be
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas :  Recipe : 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Spot the hedgehog!

We have a fabby sketch and the theme of add 3 or more brads or eyelets at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.Here’s Shell’s sketch :

You can choose either the sketch theme or 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.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Colin in the Garden digi stamp from Willow Designs and coloured it with FlexMarkers.I love hedgehogs!The spotty paper is from the Polly Pickleberry Cd-rom also from Willow Designs.The tabs and sign are some Quikcutz dies I got off eBay and they’ve been run through a woodgrain folder in my Big Shot ‘cos I thought it was a good idea 😉 I’ve added brads to the sign and the leaves running down from the top left corner are shaped brads too.All edges have been distressed for a rustic look.I’ve also flipped the sketch.This is intended as  a Father’s Day card for one of my kids to give to their Dad.Yep,I’m getting in early!So the sentiment was chosen not just because the little hedgies are in pots but as a way of saying thanks for helping me to develop into the person I’m becoming too.

Supplies : 
Image : Colin in the Garden by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment : 3 Birds boxed stamp set
Paper : From the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs 
Card : Papermania Kraft,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-cut Guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Quikutz Small Curved Gift Tag Maker Die and Sign Post Die,Craft Concept Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Brads from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

Cooking It Up With Katie : Green, Gorgeous,Garden
Just Keep on Creating : Anything goes
Pixie Cottage :  Sketch and/or Green and Gorgeous
Whimsy Inspiration : Punches/Diecuts
Crafty Sentiments :  Use A Digi
Creative Card Crew : Kraft
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Gardens
Digital Tuesday : Distressed
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Card For A Man
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge :  On The Farm Or In The Garden (the leaf brads I bought way back in 2007(!) and the other brads I’v e had at least 2 years)
The Stamping Boutique : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday :  Spotty, Dotty
Use It Tuesdays : Anything Goes (the leaf brads I bought way back in 2007(!) and the other brads I’v e had at least 2 years)
PanPastel UK Challenge : One for the Boys
Craft Your Days Away  : Metal
Secret Crafter : A Men’s Card
Crafty Ann’s : It’s a Man Thing
Crafty Catz : Animals
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
 
Some extra news.Look what’s just arrived at Willow Designs!
Polly Pickleberry Stamp Sets!
A perfect addition to compliment the CD-rom or for those who love stamping.They are A6 in size and are ideal for creating your own scenes.Aren’t they just adorable! Priced at just £6.99 per set and FREE P&P – what more could you ask for!Don’t forget there are other crafty items stocked in the shop including ProMarkers.

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bunnies in the pink

Monochromatic is the theme at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fab Delicious Doodles and The Charm Barn as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

I decided to make a little doorway into fairyland with my card.The image is Away with the Bunnies by Delicious Doodles.The image has been water coloured with pearlescent  paint and the card made around it with different pink pearlescent card to give a lovely fairy-like sparkle throughout.

Supplies : 
Image : Away with the Bunnies from Delicious Doodles
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends stamp set
Mediums : Pearlescent water colour paint,Rosebud Memento Dew Drop ink pad,Gold metallic pen
Card : Various from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Sizzix Bigz Hinges Latches Handles and Photo Turns,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Craft Concept Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Crafts Too Daisy Embossing Folder,Big Shot

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Spring is in the Air
Di’s Digis Designs : Emboss it
Little Claire’s : Spring
Marks Finest Papers : Shades of Pink
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Bunnies
Creative Inspirations Paint :Monochromatic
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Some Bunny Loves You  and/or Sketch
Alphabet Challenge : D for Dry Embossing
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards  : Fancy Folds
Crafty Ann’s : Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz : Spring
Fairy Fun Fridays : Spring
Fussy and Fancy :  Anything but a Square/Rectangle
Guylou’s Inimitability :  Monochromatic
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Phindy’s Place : Animal Planet
Simply Create Too : Spring
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Things with Wings
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Spring
Crafty Purple Frog  : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Use a digi
Pixie Cottage :  Sketch and/or Easter/Spring
Whimsical Wednesdays : Spring
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
Sassy Cheryl’s :  Think Spring
Creative Stamp Friends : Spring
Get Hippity with Ippity :  Things with Wings 
Hooked on Crafts :  More than One Fold 
The Cutie Pie Challenge :  Think Pink with Rabbits

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Owl’ share with you!

My,my it’s Thursday again already!That means it’s Willow Sketchie Challenge day!!We have a fabby sketch by Shell :

Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!

As soon as I saw it the idea to create this little scene on a tent card popped into my head!All the fabulous papers,images and the banner (cut out from another paper) can all be found on the adorably sweet Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs.That’s the beauty of this CD-rom.Not only are there full illustrations you can print out separate pieces to make your own scenes.There are also pre-coloured images for when time is short or you are new to this type of crafting.I’ve coloured all the elements using FlexMarkers,fussy cut and adhered them to the embossed acetate with Pinflair Glue Gel except the banner,that’s been stuck in place with good ol’ PVA.I’ve inked round the edges of the paper for more definition as I’ve teamed it with a strong red and popped on a couple of die cut photo corners just beacuase I couldn’t bear the empty space.Yeah,I’m like that!

Supplies :
All images and papers : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs 
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Card and other materials : Cor’edinations Roy G Biv pad,Acetate
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Sizzlits Photo Corners #2,Craft Concept 5 x 7 Christmas Vines embossing folder,Big Shot, Decoupage scissors

Some challenges this is for :

Stamp-N-Doodle : Include An Animal
Hooked on Crafts : Something Bright
Lollipop Crafts : Wing It
Pollycraft : Warm It Up
Victorine Originals : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Embossing 
Secret Crafter : Food and Drink
Fabulous Friday : Use Vellum, Arcylic or Transparency
Fun with Shapes & More :  Cupcake / Muffins
Stampin With The Dragon  : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad : Birds of a Feather

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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