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

Fluttering piece-fully ;)

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This is my card I’ve made for Day 2 of the New Releases showcase at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog featuring Isobel – Butterfly Fairy and will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs shop soon.

Make sure you pay the inspirational blog a visit and check out all the wonderful creations the DT are sharing!

This adorable image has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers with some Iridescent Medium coating her wings (not sure if you can make it out in this pic,but it is there honest!).She was fussy cut then placed,mounted with foam tape,on a background of die cut pretty paper jigsaw pieces.I thought it would be fun to have the corner puzzle piece with the butterfly on fluttering away too 🙂 Found these little pearl flowers in my stash.They were originally pale pink so I whipped out a Copic Ciao that I’d used in  my colouring for better coordination.Finally stamped the sentiment directly onto the the kraft base 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Butterfly Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Dies Jigsaw Pieces,Big Shot

To Embellish : Paper Cellar Pink Beaded Flowers

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : In the Garden

Eureka Stamps : Feminine Cards / Mothers Day

Love to Scrap : Girly

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Amusing : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Summertime

Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes

Pile It On : Garden Creatures

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle

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

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Fairies or Something Enchanting

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Female Birthdays

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Best wishes all round

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Birthday.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.

So,I thought I’d play with my recently acquired Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle again to colour the adorable Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I chose these muted tone papers and distressed the edges too.Decided to add a lot of die cut circles and rolled some scraps of the papers to make the candles,hand cutting the flames.They’ve been tied together with some jute twine and the same twine has been used the to thread the buttons at the top of the card.As this was meant for my DH’s Birthday I gave it a masculine feel – well,hopefully 😉

Supplies :

Image : Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

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

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Paper Embellishments and/or Chipboard

Amusing : Anything Goes

Penny Black and More : Birthdays

Quirky Crafts : Raining Cats and Dogs

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Artistic Stampers : All Things Distressed

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Sentiment,Lots of Layers)

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

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Card for a Man

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

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

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Animal & Why  – very difficult to choose but…going to have to go with DOG as we have a sweet,crazy rescue girl Socksteddies

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts,Stamp/Digi Image,Buttons)

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Paper Shelter Challenge : For The Boys

Stampaive and More : Button and/or Charm

Wonderful Wednesdays :  Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

“Hat’s” Spring for you!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine 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 Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.For my birthday recently I thought I’d treat myself to some decent watercolour pencils.After much deliberation and reading reviews I settled on some Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle.Then I had to find them at the right price for me – LOL.I happened across a tin of 60 which had some pretty colours perfect for card making along with some suitable skin tones 🙂 Also included were some metallics!If you live in the UK I can recommend Crafty Arts for both price and delivery.(No connection to the company – just a very happy customer!) I did enjoy using these pencils and am pleased with the quality.Altho’ the results here aren’t too bad I still need a lot more practice with watercolouring,but with the image being so beautiful I probably get away with it – just!The rest of the card is kept quite simple with an embossed border on the kraft card base,a piece of patterned with a tear and a coordinating piece just peeking through and some pearls and ribbon from my stash that just happened to match each other perfectly 🙂 Finished off with a stamped sentiment and distressed edges.

Supplies :

Image : Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

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

Papers & Card : DP Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL & 24 XXL,Border Embossing Folder Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Gnomes Inspirations – Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Great Impressions : Ladies Night

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Distressing

Robyn`s Fetish : Add a Sentiment

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

Allsorts : Purple Passion

Di’s Digis Designs : Embossing

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Corner : Flower Power

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with ribbon or trim

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

Stampaive and More : Springtime

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Whimsy Inspiration : Spring Colors or Easter 

Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring Is In the Air

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Spring

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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