‘Owl’ sparkle festively

The lovely Kelly is hosting the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.We have a sketch that our former DT Coordinator Hazel has kindly allowed us to use :

The theme is Festive Sparkle and Shine.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 an image and paper from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom from Willow Designs.Perfect Present has been coloured with ProMarkers but not just any old ProMarkers.The colours are from across all 4 packs of the Limited Edition ones.The backing paper has been given a coating of Spray & Sparkle.On the image I’ve added Liquid Pearls to the furry trims on his hat and sprinkled with Glamour Dust.The spots on his hat and present have been enhanced with a Souffle pen.The glint in his eyes has been created with some 3D Crystal Lacquer and some Glamour Dust has been applied to the bow on his pressie.For extra sparkle and shine some gems have been added to the corners of the image panel.I think you might be able to tell I had a little fun with this one 😀

Now for some more fun…of the Halloween kind…

With the kids dressing up for Trick or Treat our dear doggy Socks thought if it’s good enough for them it’s certainly good enough for her!She gets so excited when she gets to join in too.I added the effects in PicMonkey.Mind you I’m not sure if she really is that scary…you can still see the kindness and affection in her eyes.She’s such a sweetie…

And one last pic of something else I made for Halloween :

Can’t take credit for the design tho’.That’s courtesy of Pumpkin Masters.

Card making supplies :

Image and Paper : Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom  from Willow Designs
Mediums : Limited Edition ProMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls, Crystal Glamour Dust,3D Crystal Lacquer,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish,Sakura White Souffle Pen
Card : Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut guillotine
To Embellish : Square gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

ABC Christmas Challenge : Vibrant Colours
Crafts and Me : Bling
Divas by Design : Festive (Christmas)
I Love Promarkers : Cute
My Mum’s Craft shop : Bold and Bright
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Sparkly
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Inks & Such – Anything Goes
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday : Free For All
Ooh La La Creations : Christmas
One Stitch At A Time : Make 1 for Christmas 
Totally Gorjuss : Things with Wings
Crafty Ann’s : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


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

Fairy-ly glittery

It’s all about Glitter and Glitz at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.Check out the challenge blog for full details on how to play and be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous creations.With the special offers this month in store now would be a great time to stock up on some beautiful images.There are quite a few new releases too.

I’ve used the gorgeous Fairy & Daisy from Digi Doodle Shop. She’s been coloured with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils blended using cotton buds for a softer finish.I only applied colour to the inner parts of her wings before blending out to give a more delicate feel to them.After allowing the fixative to dry I sprinkled Crystal Glamour Dust over her wings,the edges of the flower and underside of the leaves.I cut her out using decoupage scissors,curled the edges slightly to give dimension,then popped her on using Pinflair Glue Gel.I wanted it to look as if the daisy had sprouted there as part of the paper.The paper and chipboard piece are from this months Cardmaking and Papercraft Country Diary freebie.They both had a good coating of Crafter’s Companion Gold Spray and Sparkle as have the red brads.I think I went a little OTT with it but if you can’t go mad with the glitter on a fairy card when can you?!!I finshed with some gorgeous,shimmery organza ribbon and some sparkly gems.

Supplies :
Image : Fairy & Daisy from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Koh-I Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor & Newton Artists’ Fixative,Crafter’s Companion Gold Spray and Sparkle,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Decoupage scissors,Gel Picker to apply gems from Pizzazz Aplenty
Embellishments : Dovecraft Cream Organza Ribbon,Brads from Papermania Red & Pink pack,3mm red gems from Pizzazz Aplenty 

Some challenges this card is for :

Daring Cardmakers : Spring /Easter
Digi’s With Attitude! Challenges : Spring has Sprung
Totally Papercrafts : Springtime
2 Sisters : BINGO : Punches/Die cuts,Glitter/Glimmer,Flowers
Desert Island Crafts : 2.Fairytale,3.Ribbon,5.Crown Jewels
Quirky Crafts : Sparkly,Punchy,Easter or Spring
Kaboodle Doodles : Thoughts of Spring/Easter
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Let’s Celebrate
Digital Tuesday : Pretty Punches
Scrap Creations : Digital
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Amber’s Crafts and Stuff : Ribbons and Bows
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open Challenge
Fresh Brewed : Sparkle
Stampavie and more : Birthday
Stamp With Fun : Birthday
Little Miss Muffet : Glitter and Shine 
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Love or Faith


Lisa x

Bling on Autumn

OVER THE TOP BLING BLING is what we want to see at Cowgirl’s Sunday Stamp’en Challenge.The more sparkle and glitz the better.Who doesn’t deserve a bit of glamour in their lives.So pull out all things glittery,shimmery and bejewelled and get busy!! 

We also have Delicious Doodles sponsoring us this week.

So there are lots of prizes up for grabs.The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from Delicious Doodles plus a winner’s badge.The top 3 will each receive 1 image of their choice from Cowgirl-Up Digital Stamp’en Ranch.No excuse not to pop along and play!You will also get the chance to see the beautiful creations by the DT.


For my card I’ve used the adorable Fall image from Cowgirl-Up Digital Stamp’en Ranch.It even has 15% discount.There are many other images included in this offer too – so what you waiting  for go grab yourself a bargain or few!!This is a fantastic image if you love colouring as much as me – there are so many fabulous details.

I created the pumpkin embellishment from Core’dinations Gemstones card using a Nestablities Classic Scallop Oval die and Sizzix Sizzlits Elegance Decorative Strip,trimming off the parts that weren’t needed.

As per usual I don’t seem to have captured the full sparkle on this.Apart from adding a generous amount of Stickles I’ve also sprayed the patterned paper and raffia lace ribbon with Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle Gold Glitter Varnish – it really glitters IRL.I’ve also used Core’dinations Gemstones card which has a lovely pearlescent sheen and I think you can just make out the tiny gems twinkling away.I had a brainwave of using this Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set so that I could set them around the edge.Boy were they fiddly to handle,even tweezers were useless.Why,oh why do I set myself up for these things?!Still I got there in the end!!

Supplies :
Image : Fall available from Cowgirl-Up Digital Stamp’en Ranch
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Mediums : Promarkers,Diamond Stickles,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle Gold Glitter Varnish
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Core’dinations Gemstones
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Punch Around the Page set,Large corner rounder punch,Nestabilities Classic Scallop die,Sizzix Sizzlits Elegance Decorative Strip,Big Shot
Embellishments : Raffia lace ribbon,2mm gems from Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel 


Here are some challenges this car is for :
There’s Magic in the Air : Die Cuts
A Spoon Full of Sugar : Let’s get punchy
Creative Card Crew : Let’s punch it!
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Anything Goes But Buttons and Bows
Papertake Weekly : Sparkly and Bright
Passion for Promarkers : Best Friends ( I know  scarecows and crows aren’t supposed to get on but these two seem to have hit it off!)
Scrap-Creations : Be Thankful
ABC Challenge : G is for Glitter
Crafty Creations : Halloween or Autumn
The Paper Variety : Photo inspiration
Aud Sentiments : Thanks
Joan’s Gardens : Something from nature but not flowers,Something punched,Something green,A background for your focal point
Stampin’ B’s : Thanksgiving featuring pumpkins
Daring Cardmakers : Halloween or Halloween colours
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat’s Challenge : Holiday card 
Simon Says : Punch Em
E.C.P. : Autumn or Fall
Crafty Ann’s Challenge : Ribbon,gems and at least one embellishment made of paper or card
4 Crafty Chicks : Roll with the Punches
Catch the Bug : Whirling Swirling Twirling Autumn
Scrappy Frogs : Give Thanks
Lisa x

Glamour Puss

The Let’s Get Stamping Sketchie Challenge was set by Lauren this week with the twist of  “A Touch of Glamour”

This is the sketch :

Lauren had kept it simple ( a bit like my own good self!) so that we could adorn it any way we chose.

I do have some stamps of glamorous ladies that perhaps fit the theme a little better but I wanted a more quirky approach.So I used this cutie from the Kiki Kitty stamp set by Pink Cat Studios.She’s been coloured with Promarkers and I’ve added some tiny nail gems to her hatband and scarf.I used a Nellie’s Multi Frame Die from the Circles set and wrapped a length of scrap ribbon through the holes.It’s a piece that holds tops on their hangers in the shops.I stamped the sentiment from the same set, mounted it onto a Sizzix Bigz Tag die cut and tied it on.The flower is a layer pulled from a giant white fabric gerbera I bought in Poundland.I trimmed some of the longer petals for a better fit then coloured it with two shades of pink Promarker followed by a coating of Crafter’s Companion Spray and Sparkle Silver Glitter Varnish.(You can just about make out the shimmer – it’s far more sparkly IRL).The papers are K & Co and the card is Papermania Textured.A Lip Pattern punch has been used on the corners.Some large gems from the Early Learning Centre are used to embellish this card.

I’m entering it for these challenges too :

Stamp Something : Celebrate Something (Birthday)

Paper Cutz Challenge : Use an image of a dog or cat

Crafty Ann’s Challenge : Anything Goes

Stampavie and more : Pink

The Crazy Challenge : Cute and Cuddly

My Time to Craft : Toooo Cute!

Pile it on : Cute and Cuddly

Totally Gorjuss : Round (there are quite a few round things going on here!)


Lisa x

Craftbubble friends cards

I made these for some of my friends on Craftbubble using Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale paper pad and Forever Friends stamps.The bear holding a parcel isn’t really a Christmas stamp but I thought I’d get away with it as you give gifts at Christmas.The other was a freebie from issue 18 of docrafts Creativity! Magazine.All images are coloured with Promarkers and I was really pleased with the results.Quite funny really as I coloured these quickly as I was in a hurry.I paper pieced the parcels and hats and sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle in silver and gold before sticking in to place.The sentiments,die cuts from the pad,got the same treatment.I cut some scallop borders from Sizzix Deorative Strip Lace Edging.The coloured card is from my stash and the pearls are from a mixed bag available at Bunny Zoe’s Crafts.

There was actually another card to this collection but I was waiting for someones’ address so I photographed these before I posted them.I then posted the last one once I had the address and totally forgot to take a picture.What a complete duh-brain!


Craftybunny x