Fairy-ly stitched up

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bingo.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.

Here’s peek at¬†the Bingo board :

This is the¬†dreamy¬†Rose Fairy¬†¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs.What a beauty ūüôā She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’ve followed the left hand vertical column (Stitching,Embossing,Buttons).The background squares and the ovals,with the stitching detail,have been cut with my new Crealies dies.

After looking at many (far too many) of this style of die I decided on these.They seemed very good value and doubts about things being too good to be true started creeping into my head.Oh my gosh!I’m impressed!On the first pass to cut them on my Big Shot the stitched detail showed straight away.I then went on to emboss them and got the beautiful raised part like you do with other dies with embossing capabilities.Altho’ I could have used them by just cutting them I liked the added dimension ūüôā They are quite sizeable too.I’ve never bought this brand before and I’m so happy with them ūüėÄ Only thing I wasn’t sure about was the ovals being longer and skinnier than my Nestie sets but as you can see this pretty gal fits in nicely.I’ve also made a – dare I say it…yeah I’m gonna¬†–¬†Christmas card with them and the image fitted fine in there too.

Anyways…back to this card… For the embossing I chose a rose¬†folder to go with my fairy friend.And the buttons are added to the flower centres.Finished with a freebie stamp ūüôā

 

Supplies :

Image : Rose Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : From a freebie set with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

My Time to Craft : Fairies 

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge :  Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product (I love colouring images in so I suppose it follows that Copic Markers are my favourite product)

Digi Chooseday : Buttons

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu¬†:¬†Pink Team –¬†Anything Goes

Fairytale Stampers : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Buttons (real or faux)

That Craft Place : Layers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Feeling ‘Vine’ :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is a Colour Inspiration (bit of a clue).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.

Meet the beautiful Aurora ‘Vine’¬†by¬†The East Wind.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and,if you look carefully,there are touches of Glamour Dust on the roses in her hair,eye shadow,gloves and shoes.I created¬†a shaped card to accommodate this beauty made up ,mostly,of pastel card with a lovely spotty paper.The lilac card has been embossed.Some ribbon and a baker’s twine threaded flower button have been added along with some rolled roses to compliment the ones in her hair.I’ve sat these on die cut flowers with an¬†arrangement of die cut leaves.Once these were in place I fussy cut the lovely gal including the landlocked areas cut with a craft knife.Just don’t scrutinise my knife skills – lack of them…lol ūüėÄ I popped her up on some foam pads for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image :¬†Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Spotty DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Marianne Design Round Flower,Open¬†Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 & 2,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,1″ & 1¬Ĺ” Woodware Circle Punches,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine,Flower Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Bow
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Make It Girly
Stamp and Create : Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers : Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Flower
Crazy 4 Challenges : Leaves or a Leaf
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†GIRLY!
A Creative Need : Textures and / or Patterns
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Buttons and Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
DRS Designs : Leaf it to Me
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Shaped Cards
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Embossing
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Lots of Layers
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Berry Sweet Hedgehog

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is It’s Harvest Time.We have the fabulous¬†Doodle Pantry¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they‚Äôve done a wonderful job.

I just had to choose this adorable little Berry Hedgehog¬†by Doodle Pantry and colour him with my Copic Ciao Markers.You do also get pre-coloured versions of him along with a selection of papers and a couple of sentiments.I ended up pulling these magazine freebie papers out instead tho’ as my printer ran out of ink leaving the bottom faded – not a good look!Decided to make a shaped card with stuff hanging over the edge to add more interest.Die cut some different leaves and the matching blueberries are actually holly ones ūüôā Made this for my DD2’s birthday next month as she loves hedgies almost as much as me!!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Berry Hedgehog by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie,Bazzil Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Labels 1,Crafts-Too Square Embossing Folder Leafy Swirl,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (Berries),Big Shot
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Jellypark Friends Challenge¬†:¬†It’s All About Pets and Animals
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Die
Robyn`s Fetish : Use An Embossing Folder
That Craft Place : Sentimental
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes 
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers : Food,Glorious Food
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday :Too Cute
Moving Along with the Times : Texture (embossing)
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles : Animal 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Embossing
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes/Twist Handmade Flowers (no flowers- just theme)
The Sailing Pineapple Blog : Use a Die Cut
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 

Putting a spin on it

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*After having probs with my browser I’m so late putting this up ūüė¶ Sorry Girls.*

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Face the Music.We have the fabulous¬†Kenny K Downloads¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve used the cute Anime DJ Digi Stamp¬†by¬†¬†Kenny K Downloads¬†and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers.The star on her sleeve has been coloured with a silver gel pen and just had to give her wide eyes a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer ūüôā The paper was a freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.I managed to find some coordinating cardstock in one of my collections,along with the black ūüôā The musical note piece is some ¬†Whitewash Core’dinations card embossed and sanded.All edges have been distressed.A length of faux suede strip has been tied around the middle and some black gems have been added to the bottom corner.I was going to add a you rock type sentiment stamp but then decided to add one that says ‘Just a note’ – geddit?LOL

Supplies :

Image :  Anime DJ Digi Stamp by  Kenny K Downloads
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday  Button Sentiments
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP¬†freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Star Corner Punch make unknown,Whimsy Button Die,Nestabilities Inverted Scallops Small,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget
To Embellish : Faux Suede Strip & Black Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge :  Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Tic Tac Toe (Digi,Sentiment,Embossing)
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Girly
Crafting for all Seasons : Girly
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge :Digi image + Sentiment
Kenny K Krafty Krew: Anything Goes Twist: Use Black
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†One for the Girlies
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Everything’s coming up (cabbage) roses

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This month’s challenge at Just Some Lines is 3 or More Embellishments.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

For my card I’ve used the delightful¬†Cabbage Rose Fairy¬†by¬†Just Some Lines¬†.I’ve coloured her with my first attempt using my new Graph’It Markers.I also purchased some brush nibs for her hair.I quite enjoyed using these pens but think I need a little more practice.I like the bullet nibs as they are fine and fairly firm but the real bonus is you can remove the chisel end and add a brush nib if you want that extra bit of detail.It’s quite magical too watching the ink seep into them…LOL.There are some other fun accessories that go with them too – but I’ve yet to play further…They are great pens but I don’t think I would buy too many more as I already own a full set of Ciao’s and ProMarkers.If someone was thinking about starting using alcohol markers or only had a small collection of other makes I could recommend them.I know you can mix different brands but I prefer to stick to the same,whichever I choose to colour an image with…maybe I’m just strange?! ¬†ūüėČ …Back to the card…I picked some pretty papers to go with this gal and remembered I had just bought a new embossing folder that would suit her perfectly. Her wings have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for a more subtle shimmer.I dug out some ribbon and self adhesive pearls from my stash to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Cabbage Rose Fairy by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Frosted Lace Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Marianne Design Designer Doily,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon & Self Adhesive Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty : Sparkle & Shine
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Brown Sugar : Things with Wings
Creative Corner¬†:¬†Can’t Touch This (add texture)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday : Sparkles
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

‘Owl’ Celebrate with You

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It’s my turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s my sketch :

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The Theme is ‘Let’s Celebrate’.So any occasion worth celebrating.Could be Christmas,New Year,Birthdays etc…well you get the picture ūüôā ¬†Don‚Äôt¬†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‚Äôt forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT‚Äôs beautiful creations.A truly¬†inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Quick Card Panel 1 and a backing paper from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom both by Willow Designs.I’ve teamed them with with some pretty pearlescent ¬†card.Rather than a punched border I decided to use a bunting die.Yet another seldom used ‘must have’.I found these cute ‘n’ quirky clear flower buttons at my local craft warehouse and just had to use ’em!I also added some Stickles to the flower centres on the panel.

Supplies :

Image and Paper : Quick Card Panel 1 and Polly Pickleberry CD-rom both by Willow Designs
Card :Trimcraft Pealescent Textured 12 x 12 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Crafts Too Daisies Embossing Folder,Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Clear Flower Buttons from my local craft warehouse,We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Frosted¬†Lace¬†Stickles

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Layers
Elke Kaart Een Feestje : Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Celebration
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Birthdays at Christmas
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Anything Goes with Sentiment
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Anything goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Tags and Banners
Divas by Design : Anything goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Polly w-ally doodle all the day!

It’s time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and Claire is your host for this week.Here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Summer Holidays.Don’t forget you can choose either the sketch or theme.You can even combine both!¬†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‚Äôt forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT‚Äôs beautiful creations.A truly¬†inspirational bunch.

This sweet little girl is from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom,from WillowDesigns,and has been coloured with FlexMarkers.I’ve added some Stickles to the butterfly and flowers.I’ve given her shiny shoes with 3D Crystal Lacquer.Here’s a closer peek :

The papers were a freebie from a fairly recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.Just love the fresh,bright colours perfect for Summer.Well,perfect for a Summer that hasn’t done nothing but rain,that is!!This is how I’d like to be right now instead of ducking and diving the¬†heavy¬†downpours we’re experiencing at the moment.Still,never mind. The pretty pink glittery thingies are Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers that I got in the latest Docrafts Goody Bag.I found the Gromlet in ¬†a set that I picked up for 79p and thought it would go perfectly with the ¬†theme of the card.

Supplies :

Image : From the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Diamond Stickles,3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : Freebie DP from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,X-cut Perfect Cornered Large (10mm) Punch,Crafts Too Daisies Embossing Folder,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II The Big Bite
To Embellish :  Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers,We R Memory Keepers Summer Gromlets
 

Some challenges this is for :

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations¬†:¬†Use Something Bought In The Last 2 Months (That’s easy for me!lol.Punch,Shimmer Domes,Summer Gromlets,cardstock)
Sassy Cheryl’s¬†:¬†¬†Summer Fun
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs :    Summertime
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Summer
Corrosive Challenges : Sentimentally Yours 
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days¬†¬†:¬†¬†Summer Time
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : Summer Holidays
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too :  Summer / Vacation   
Totally Papercrafts :  Here Comes Summer
Paper Crafting Journey : Summer
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Use text/sentiment
Crafty Creations : Free for All
Inky Impressions : The Great Outdoors
Scrapbook Sisters : One stamp
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x 
 

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