Sew much better :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Digital Delights by Louby Loo 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 oh-so-sweet Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo to give you some TLC…mind you I could do with some myself.How do you manage to get the ‘flu in July?!The weather’s not been that Summery yet,I suppose.Anyway…she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.There is strip of real bandage running vertically behind her and I found these cute heart buttons in my stash.The sentiment has been cut from a sheet of paper in the pack.

Supplies :

Image : Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,X-Cut Guillotine,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Heart Buttons and Paper Twine from my stash

 

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I couldn’t resist making a second card featuring Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo in preparation for my DS2’s birthday in September .He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and I’ve distressed him (!) with some ink.Just had to use these papers with him and after die cutting some scraps I tore the edges – what a rebel 😉 The greeting has been stamped directly onto the card base and I’ve added some wooden embellishments,which I’ve also inked a little around the edges, for a well…woodsy feel!

Supplies :

Image :  Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Antique Linen & Bundled Sage Distress Inks

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 &  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Big Shot

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

(I will count these as 2 entries per challenge)

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

As sweet as a cupcake :)

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It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks of the June New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.There are 5 new rubber stamps from the Ginger Snaps Collection available from the 23rd June!

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog to check out some amazing creations 🙂

This is Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes and isn’t she just the sweetest?!She’s been watercoloured with pencils for a softer look to go with the pastel colours on the card.The background piece is Whitewash card embossed with one of my favourite folders then sanded back to reveal some of the colour.The edges have been pierced too.A panel of cute cupcake paper which has had the top and bottom punched plus an aperture cut has been placed over Little Polly to frame her.The sentiments have been cut from another sheet of paper from the same collection and I ‘made’ the epoxy sticker buttons by placing them over yet another piece of paper with – yes,you’ve guessed it! – buttons printed on it and cutting them out,including pierced holes.The largest one has been threded with some Baker’s Twine – how apt 😀

Here’s a close up of the frosting on her cupcake decorated by applying Frosted Lace Stickles.See what I did there 😉

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes  by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cut from DP (details under Papers & Card )

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger and she passed them on to me),Frosted Lace Stickles

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Polkadoodles : Frame It

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Your Hearts Desire (Anything Goes)

Crafty Creations : Embossing

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Buttons

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Frame

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

In the frame!

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 **Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Frame It!We have the fabulous Inky Impressions 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.

Meet the sweet Birthday Sandy by Inky Impressions.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and fussy cut so she can perch on the edge of the frame 🙂 The banners,balloons kind of encircle her too.I made a tent fold card as I haven’t done one for a while.I cut the aperture with a Go Kreate die and also used them to make the frame.I placed the patterned paper inside as it creates a nice background for her.The paper on the front gives the feel of a Birthday tea – full of treats!Once I’d finished making this card I realised the only real embellishment that’s been added is the baker’s twine!I was tempted to rummage through my stash for something else but then thought,no I like it as it is 🙂 Hope you do too?

Supplies :

Image : Birthday Sandy by Inky Impressions
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack (the sentiment is also hand cut from a sheet of this) ,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (to die cut pennants and frame) ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set,Marianne Design Creatables ‘Special’ Balloon Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Dies and/or Punches 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Happy Birthday
A Creative Romance : Girly Creations
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Use Kraft 
Hanna & Friends : Dies
Crafter’s Cafe : Girly
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/With a Twist Use Twine
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Tasty (on the backing paper)
Whimsy Inspiration : Two or more Diecuts
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges : Frame it!
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations Digi / Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty Challenge : One for Girls/Ladies
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Happy Birthday
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Party Time

Thanks for looking

Lisa x 

 

 
 

 

Pastels?It’s a breeze!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is PrettPastels.We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies 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 decided to have another crack at watercolouring thinking it would tie in with the softer palette of the challenge 🙂 I chose the beautiful Breeze in Spring by A Day For Daisies and printed her on watercolour paper.Next I used AquaMarkers and a slightly damp paintbrush to delicately shade her.Bit unsure of my skill level here but she’s such a sweet ,tender thing I don’t think it matters too much 😉 I pulled out some pretty pastel papers and pink card to go with her,a trio of my favourite punches (that I don’t use often enough!)  along with a few pearls and my new bow die that arrived in the post just in time for me to use o this card 😀

Supplies :

Image :  Breeze in Spring by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Cut from a sheet of the DP
Medium : Letraset AquaMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Seagull Punch,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors (to cut out sentiment & butterfly from papers)
To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line

 

Some challenges this for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges : In the Garden
Fitztown Challenge : Anything Goes 
Ooh La La Creations : Easter/Spring
The Crazy Challenge : Spring is Here
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Water Color
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Easter or Spring Colours
Lacy Sunshine : Feminine
The Corrosive Challenges : Pretty Pastels
The Squirrel & The Fox : Die Cut or Punch 
A Gem of a Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Totally Gorjuss : Die Cuts/Punches
We Do Doobadoo ChallengeEmbellish It
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring
Craftitude : Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz : Use anything starting with letter B (Bow,Butterflies,Border)
Fairy Tale : Butterflies
Polkadoodles : Springtime
QKR Stampede : Spring Celebrations
Digistamps 4 Joy : Easter/Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Sew Young!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Birthday Bonanza!We have the fabulous Heather Ellis 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’ve decided to try and take a different approach with my card making recently.Rather than the usual patterned paper matted and layered onto coordinating card for the background etc…Soooo what’s the first thing I do here?Mat a piece of patterned paper onto the card blank :s Still at least I took the time to hand stitch with some baker’s twine.And then I did  do something unusual,well for me at least 😉 This lil’ cutie is Pure Innocence 013 by Heather Ellis and you can find her by scrolling down the page a little.Heather also has a bit of a sale going on and some of her delightful images are as little as 50p!Anyways she’s been coloured with Graph’It Markers and is wearing a paper pieced dress.This has also been given some depth with a Graph’It Marker.Now for the diverse part…I’ve created this frame piece by die cutting an oval to fit the image,embossing  some textured card with some loverly spots.Because my folder wasn’t long enough to cover it entirely I chose to lay it across the other way and centre it.Now what to do about those plain ends?Punch ’em!Now what to do about those pesky lines where the folder ended?Pierce ’em!Opted not to stitch them as well…gives a cleaner look.Then I positioned it over the top and adhered it using thin (1mm) foam tape.The little banners poking out the side were cut from another sheet of paper from the same pack.To finish I took an Epiphany Craft Epoxy Self-Adhesive Button and lay it over a yet another piece of paper from the same  collection.No prizes for guessing it had buttons printed all over it!As I’m too tight wise and frugal to part with 20 quid (!) for a matching punch I just made sure it stuck down well and trimmed round with some decoupage scissors,followed by a pokey tool to make the holes 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Pure Innocence 013 by Heather Ellis 
Medium : Graph’It Markers
Paper & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,White card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Cuttlebug Polka Dots 5 x 7 Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch.Piercing Tool,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 20

Some challenges this is for :

Card Mania : Something New (Designer Papers)
Digi Makeover Challenge : Buttons
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: Cute (just theme)
Fitztown Challenge : Spring Colors
Love to Create  : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Use Spring Colors
The Squirrel & the Fox : Autumn or Spring (Spring)
My Time to Craft : Frame it
Crafty Catz : Paper Piecing
Creative Corner : Button Up
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Mother’s Day/Female
MilkCoffee Challenge : Emboss wet or dry
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Spring
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Make It Girly
Little Red Wagon : Punches

Of course I couldn’t resist making a second card with another of Heather’s darling images…

 
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He’s  The Boy & The Dog 003.The colouring is with Graph’It Markers and altho’ it doesn’t show up the puddle has a coating of  3D Crystal Lacquer.I’ve also sponged a little ink around to take the witness off the background.This time I cut the card blank down them made the topper fit the length of the original size of the card. I kind of used the same principle  with the embossing folder and aperture ‘cept this folder covered the whole area.I added two handcut banners to the base.Once I’d inked the edges for  extra definition they were attached and I ran down the side with an EK Success Piercing Bug in a wobbly fashion then cross stitched to compliment the pattern in the paper.I die cut a couple of clouds and inked their bottoms….careful!…lol… XD A sentiment was cut from another piece of paper (as in the above card).Some of the edges were distressed and I added piercing to the scalloped edge 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  The Boy & The Dog 003  by Heather Ellis
Medium : Graph’It Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Summer Sky Memento Dew Drop Ink 
Paper & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,White card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concepts Hexagon Illusion Universal Embossing Folder,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dielicious Nesting Dies, Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Card Mania : Something New (Designer Papers) – counts as 2nd entry
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: Cute (just theme) – counts as 2nd entry
Love to Create  : Anything Goes – counts as 2nd entry
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes – counts as 3rd entry
My Time to Craft : Frame it – counts as 2nd entry
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Anything Goes – counts as 2nd entry
MilkCoffee Challenge : Emboss wet or dry – counts as 3rd entry
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes – counts as 2nd entry
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything but a Square
Perfectly Rustics : Hexagons
One Stitch At A Time : For a Boy
Sentimental Sundays : Cards for Boy/Man
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Male Colors
Stempelsonnen Challenge : Young Men Birthday
The Male Room : Blue, Green, Brown
Nutcrafters : Masculine

Thanks for looking

Lisa x