Christmas Presence

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments Designs 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.

Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs could be used for any gift giving occasion.Here I’ve chosen Christmas.Her clothing and neatly wrapped parcel have been paper pieced and the rest has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The papers and colours are both non traditional but I thought the pastel shades would add some pretty festive cheer 🙂 The background panel has been created using a patchwork style design onto kraft card.Some complimetary ric-rac,from the same collection,has been stretched across the bottom.The greeting is stamped directly onto the base.The wooden wreath was a little too golden yellow to coordinate with the kraft so a couple of ink pads were used to tone it down a bit.This shall be another Christmas card for 2017 – I’ve now made 4 in total for NEXT year!!

Supplies :

Image : Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments,

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Mini Distress Ink Pad,Memento Desert Sand Dew Drop Ink Pad

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from crafty stash

Tools :Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Medium Patchwork Shapes,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Pink Ric-Rac Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Christmas

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft : Always Anything Goes

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Christmas/Holiday

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Christmas and/or Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Always Anything Christmas Goes

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

Crafty Purple Frog : Magic of Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Layers or Layer It

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Christmas

Open-Minded Challenges : Christmas/Hanukkah

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas is Coming

Sweet Stampers : Christmas

Crafty Calendar : Christmas Time

Crafty Friends Challenge : Merry Christmas

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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A Sweet Elf :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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.

Here’s the utterly adorable Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies.Thought I’d try a non-traditional Christmas colour palette along with a different colour combo rather than just grab my usual favourite pens.As a starting point to the card I wanted to try an idea with these recently received magazine freebie stamps.So out came the kraft card and some white embossimg powder plus my Versamark pad.Have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results,not only from the quality of the stamps but the embossing powder too.A die cut poinsettia topped with a jute twine threaded button and some pompom trim have been added as finishing touches.I did stamp and heat emboss a greeting at the bottom of the card and enhanced it with chalks,but the camera has failed to pick it up.Also it has failed to show the shine on the sweetie given by the 3D Crystal Lacquer I applied.It all looks so much better IRL…never mind as the little elf really deserves to be the star of the show 😉

This is actually a card for NEXT Christmas (2017) as I’ve already finished all those for this year 😀

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Unbranded Craft Chalk Set,3D Crystal Lacquer

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels (for Poinsettia Petals),Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish :  Pink Pom Pom Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims, Button from DoCrafts Create Traditional Christmas Assorted Buttons,Jute Twine from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Die Cuts and/or Punches + a Stamp

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas/Winter – Optional Color Challenge (not taken part in)

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas/Creepmas

Stamping Sensations : Christmas Greetings

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Cute or Anything Christmas

Imagine That! Creative Playground  :  November – Christmas is Coming

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

A Day for Daisies : Add some Burlap (or Kraft) – at a push Jute Twine is woven into Burlap but there is definitely Kraft in my creation 🙂

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use an Item From Your Stash

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland : Poinsettias or Snow is Falling

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Christmas/Holidays!

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/Twist

Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Emboss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Show me the way to Amaryllis

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Beccy’s Place 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 I’ve taken the chance to make a Christmas card featuring a Bildmalarna stamp.Sadly these cute little beauties are no longer available but I’ve managed to seek a few out here and there 🙂 This is Mimosa – Amaryllis and she’s been coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils after being stamped onto Neenah Desert Storm card.Some Frantage has been scattered around the edges.She’s been layered up onto some Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes papers.The die cut chevron pieces have actually been snipped in half to make them stretch across the width of the card and as the gap is behind the image nobody will ever know…except I’ve just told you 😉 A stamped sentiment has been added along with a die cut poinsettia…well I don’t have an amaryllis but it’s in keeping with the flower theme!

Dies to Die For still have some of these stamps left in their Retirement Sale.Unfortunately not his one – I think I snapped the last one up!No connection to the company,just a happy customer 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bildmalarna Mimosa – Amaryllis

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sepia Archival Ink,Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 24 XXL & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump,Papermania Heat Tool

To Embellish : Button from crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes!

Always Playing with Paper : Inspiration Challenge 

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use A Sentiment

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : October –  Anything Hand Colored

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an option of Embossing

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Frame It (image framed with Frantage – if this is not suitable please delete)

PDE Linky Party : All Cards

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Use At Least One Die

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Perfectly Created Chaos : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/Optional Twist (not used here)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with optional theme of The Seasons

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Jess(t) a note

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button Stamps 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 I’ve coloured the beautiful Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps with Copic  Ciao Markers.I’ve gone for a more unusual combo of purple with accents of olive green to compliment the paper and even gone out of my usual comfort zone with her skin tones too!The design has been kept quite simple by using a musical note embossing folder and die cut some circles with outer edge stitching to allow the paper to peek through.Wish the smallest size was…well…smaller so the placement could have been a bit more random but I like the effect anyway 😉 Finished with a die cut and stamped button sentiment.Been wanting to use these again for a while but misplaced the die.I only found it when I was looking for something else I’d lost in my crafty stash!!

Supplies :

Image : Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die

Paper & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus an extra one for die cutting and embossing)

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Embossing wet or dry (dry used)

Di’s Digis Designs :  Add A Sentiment

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : October –  Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights  :  October –  Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : October – Autumnal Twist – include Kraft paper or products

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes!

Crafting By Designs : October Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Die cuts/punches

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Music and Dance

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Patterned Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hugs aren’t (A)corny!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami Stamps 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’m late posting this as I had no internet yesterday – again!Big thumbs down to Talk Talk 😦 **

For my little friend Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps I’ve used my Polychromos pencils to colour him up giving him a furry effect and texture to the acorn.Blending solution and a paper stump have been applied to give the cup and background a smoother appearance.White Soufflé pen has been added for the highlights and,although it doesn’t show in the pic,3D Crystal Lacquer coats his eyes,nose and acorn.Quite a simplistic design using dies,paper distresser,jute twine and wooden embellishments along with these fabulous papers in Autumnal hues.

Supplies :

Image : Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion Bebunni Floral Collection Birthday Gerbera Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dielicious Nesting Dies,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Embellishments from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers : Autumn (theme and/or colors)

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Autumn

The Crazy Challenge : Autumn

Whoopsi Daisy : Autumnal Colors

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Autumn Colors/Theme

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : September – Anything Goes,Optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : September – Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : September  – Anything Goes with Coloured Image

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : September – Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : September – Fall

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Spots or Stripes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Woodland Creatures

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Autumn

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Sami Stamps : September – Add Dots

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Oh Mia,oh my

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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 very chic Mia by Sasayaki Glitter.I decided to ‘dress’ her by paper piecing her clothing including her bag,shoes and hairbow which have also been glittered.The spots on her top have been painted with gesso as I still ,rather annoyingly,can’t find my white gel pen anywhere!Her hair and skin have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.A little shading has been given to her clothing using these pens too.The background papers are glittery too 🙂 Some satin ribbon and pearl brads complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Mia by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,Maimeri White Gesso

Designer Paper : First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Add Some Metal (brads)

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an optional twist – Anything But Square

Just Add Ink : Just add P (paper piecing,pearl brads)

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes, optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Doodle Pantry : Anything Digital Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Ribbons

Crafty Gals Corner : Let’s Hear It FOr The Girls

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Lace or Pearls (pearl brads)

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fall-ing for this squirrel

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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.

Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies is just soooo adorable!I thought I’d grab the chance to practise rendering fur with coloured pencils.Always something I need to improve on!Was quite pleased when I’d finished but now honing in on my mistakes!!The colours on the flowers have been achieved by pencil blending alone.The grass and pale blue ‘halo’ sky effect have been softened with blending solution and a paper stump.Chose these fabulous Teresa Collins papers to go with this cutie pie.The placement of the sentiment is all part of the design and not to cover a smudge some mucky pup got on the image 😉 LOL.All finished with some natural raffia and a wooden button threaded with paper twine for an organic feel.

Supplies :

Image : Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,& Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Natural Raffia,Wooden Butterfly Button & Paper Twine all from my crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Floral

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Buttons & Bows

Allsorts  : Butterflies

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with a Hand Colored Image

Scrappers Delights  : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

Crafting By Designs : August Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Sew Easy

Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches & Dies

Simon Says Stamp : Let’s Go Wild!

Sisterhood of Crafters : Close To Nature

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Emboss It!!

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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