Shiny Shoes

Pauline our host for this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge has provided this fabby sketch :

The theme is Sparkle & Shine.You can choose either the sketch,theme or both to play along.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.

I’ve used New Shoes coloured digital stamp by Willow Designs for my card.Although it doesn’t show in the pic the image has been coated with Spray & Shine and is actually quite glossy.Both backing papers were sprayed with Spray & Sparkle but again the camera hasn’t picked that up too well either.What’s the secret,eh?I have used some pearlescent textured card that has managed to catch the light.I’ve finished the card with some black gemstones.

I mirrored the sketch but as  I was doing it from memory I didn’t realise til afterwards I hadn’t cut the panel behind the image large enough 😦 Ah well,will try harder next time!

Just a reminder that there’s still time to apply for the DT Call at Willow Sketchie Challenge.All the details can be found here.

Supplies :

Image : New Shoes coloured digital stamp by Willow Designs
Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spray & Shine,Crafter’s Companion Iridescent Spray & Sparkle 
Paper and Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black 8 x 8 Capsule Collection Paper Pack,Trimcraft 12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,E K Success Medium Corner Rounder Punch (with the guide removed to create a scalloped border)
To Embellish : Black Lace and Gemstones from stash

Some Challenges this is for :

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Sparkle
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Easy As 1-2-3 (1 piece of lace,2 DP,3 gems)
Jackson’s Digital Expressions :  Anything Goes with optional sketch
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes 
Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes
Love to Create : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Spotty and Dotty
Delicious Doodles :1,2,3 Recipe (1 piece of lace,2 DP,3 gems)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Globe-al Sparkle

Lots of Sparkle is the challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.What you waitin’ for get shakin’ with the glitter?!Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

You also have the chance of winning a $5 Gift Certificate!Until 12/1/2012, for every 50 new followers, DDS will pick a follower to win a gift certificate to our shop. We’ll have our first draw upon reaching 600.At this moment in time we’re up to 539.So why not pop over to Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and become a follower!

As it’s the 1st of the month (December already?!) there is a new sale statring from today.There are some new digi stamps instore too!

A big thank you to those who helped with your generous donations to Pet Pardons.A total of $78.00 will be winging it’s way to aid these poor animals.

Now onto my card.I’ve used Christmas Globe by Digi Doodle Shop and coloured it with ProMarkers.I masked the rest of the image and applied a coating of Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle after placing the image in my sophisticated ‘spray booth’…well…OK… it’s a tatty old shoe box lined with kitchen towel but it does the job.This gives the impression it has just been shaken without going to the trouble of making a shaker card.I also added a touch of glitter to the poinsettia.The glitter card I’ve used sheds by the bucket load so I applied some Crafter’s Companion Spray & Shine to seal it all in.Now it can’t get away from me!I used a Punch Around the Page set on the mat the globe is set on.The panel on the front of the image is blank so I stamped a greeting on there.The big jewel on the bow is actually a push pin.I messed up when I bought 2 packs of these thinking they were brads.I just trimmed down the back with wire cutters and set it in place with silicon glue.I die cut some  snowflakes and topped the middles with gems.Hope this is sparkly enough for you!

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Globe by Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Freebie stamp from  Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crafter’s Companion Iridescent Spray & Sparkle,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Shine, Crystal Glamour Dust 
Adhesives : Pinflair Glue Gel,Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Card & Paper : Buzzcraft White Glitter Card,Daisy & Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 DP Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around the Page Set,Decoupage scissors,Wire Cutters, Marianne Creatables Snowflake 1 Die,Big Shot
Embellishments : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones, Jeweled Push Pin from  The Works,White organza ribbon from stash.   

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Go Green
Scrap Creations : Christmas
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle : Green,Red + One Other Colour
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends : Scene (inside globe)
Hooked on Crafts : Winter Wonderland
Incy Wincy : Trees,Trees and More Trees
Ooh La La : Lots of Sparkle 
Squigglefly : Winter Wonderland
The Crazy : Stars and/or Snowflakes
The Ribbon Reel : Anything Goes 
Dream Valley : Sparkle
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas
OSAAT : Seeing Red 
2 Sisters : Holiday 
Craft Your Days Away : Buttons or Bows
Crazy 4 Challenges : Some sort of snow
Our Creative Corner : Christmas Tree
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Winter Wonderland
Phindy’s Place : Sprinkling of Snow
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas 
Aud Sentiments  : Any Winter Sentiments
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas 
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Polka Dots 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Vintage Butterfly

Over at Craft Your Passion there is a recipe of ‘LACE AND AT LEAST ONE FLOWER’ to follow.A beautiful combination I hope you’ll agree.

Head on over to draw some inspiration from the DT’s beautiful work,grab the chance to win some FREE digi stamps and apply for a GDT slot too!!

I thought I’d go in a slightly different direction with this one.I usually go for cute but swapped it for vintage as it seemed to suit this gorgeous image,Butterfly in lavender by Coco Dingo.I tried my own variation of the ‘Faux Porcelain Flowers’ technique from the September issue of Craft Stamper magazine.I don’t own a Melt Pot so I sprayed each layer of this handmade rose with Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine.Left to dry before assembelling.I used some Distress Ink too,leaving a halo of white around the image.It really makes the colours ‘pop’!Of course I had to throw in some pearls to the mix – they just seemed to fit in perfectly.

Supplies :
Image: Butterfly in lavender by Coco Dingo
Mediums : Promarkers;Vintage Photo Distress Ink;Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine
Paper/card : Tan and black card from stash;Purple card Papermania Textured;DP K & Co
Tools : X-cut guillotine;Tim Holtz Paper Ditsresser;Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Sizzix die;Big Shot
Embellishments : Pearls  and Jute ribbon from Bunny Zoe’s;black lace from stash
Here are some challenges :
Oh, Alice! – Shine and Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge – Photo inspiration Bright colours from first.Butterfly from second.
Allsorts – New Beginnings (changing from caterpillar to butterfly)
Fairy Fun Friday – Pearls and lace
Stampin’ For The Weekend – Shabby or Vintage
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Flowers
Cute Card Thursday – Material girl
Dutch Dare – Vintage Summer
Pals Paper Arts – Pretty in Pearls
Fab ‘n’ Funky – Living in a material world
My Time To Craft – In the Garden
Papertake Weekly – Just the one (flower)
Gingerloft Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge – Pearls and lace
Creatalicious – Vintage
Cowgirl’s Sunday Stamp’en Challenge – Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time – Blooms,Butterflies and/or Bling
Paper Sundaes – Mixed Mediums
Stamptacular Sunday – Distress it!
Sundays with Crissy – Sparkle and Shine
Lexi’s Creations – Flower Power
Totally Stampalicious – Flowers
Pile it on – Layers


Lisa x 


Oops I did it again!

There is a colour challenge of using orange,yellow or blue in your card/project at Craft Your Passion this week.To aid the creative process there is a beautiful  inspirational pic too.So if you want to play along please feel free to click on the link.Take a look at the other DT’s fab work while your there and don’t forget there are digi images for one lucky winner!

The image I’ve used here is ‘OMG I forgot’ available at Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.We all have those moments don’t we!So this image is ideal for one of those times.She’s been coloured with Promarkers and I have added Copic Atyou Spica along the top edge of  her blouse and to the dots on her skirt.Not sure it shows too well.You could try clicking on the pic to get a closer view.The paper is from the Spring Life Colossal pack that I managed to pick up for the bagainous price of £1.49 for 50 sheets!The coloured card is Core’dinations Gemstones and the piece she has been layered onto has been cut with a Rectangles Nellie’s Multi Frame die.The tab has been HAND sewn on (a rarity for me with mt VERY limited neddlework skills!).The sentiment has been printed from the computer and outlined in Promarker pen.I’ve used a small corner rounder punch and the more fancy dotted corner I cut with a Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger by lining up where I wanted it to cut.I adhered some jute ribbon using Micro dots as I find these best to add some texture.I cut some flowers from the piece of backing paper left over and to give them more substance I gave them a quick burst with Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine,coloured the middles with more Spica pen then layered them over the ones on the tree.I just coloured the centre of the one lower down.The corners of the matting pieces have had the same punches used on them as the tab.

Here are the challenges :

Lexi’s Creations : Stitching

Creative Card Crew : To Die For Challenge

Papertake Weekly : In the garden

Tuesday Throwdown : Stitching

Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply – Markers

Little Red Wagon : Use  a tree on your project

A I Factory : Flower Frenzy

For Fun Challenges : Favourite techinique to colour

Fussy and Fancy : Stitches,Scallops and Sparkle

Craftalicious : Birthdays

One Stitch at a Time : Digi Madness 

Stampavie and More : Anything Goes

Paper Playtime : Flower Power

Pollycraft Monday Challenge : Happy Birthday (this one’s belated so I hope it still counts) 


Lisa x