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

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Starburst and stripes

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Flowers.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.

It’s New Release time at Crafty Sentiments Designs and here’s the fabulous Patsy & Gizmo Flag.What a patriotic pair!They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with some white gel pen highlights thrown in.I’ve given them a bit of a grungey/vintage background to tie in with the kraft base.After die cutting them I trimmed everything down to fit into the corner and even allowed Patsy’s hair to flow over the edge.I’ve wanted to try this Starburst Background technique for a while but have only been brave enough to do so now!Don’t why I thought it would be difficult…and I actually enjoyed seeing it come together.The plan was to just select a few papers,repeating the patterns but some of the pieces didn’t work as some of the designs are directional.So I just swapped a few for some that did!After the glue had dried I cut it out with a stitch edged die and matted it onto another die cut layer.Once the stamped sentiment had been cut I coloured it with Copics to match the image.A few layered die cut flowers with flat back pearl centres decorate the bottom left corner to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Patsy & Gizmo Flag by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Red Cardstock from stash

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Cards in Envy : Stripes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Star(s)

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Red, White, Blue

Ooh La La Creations : Something that begins with “F” (Flowers & Flag)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Red, White and/or Blue

Dragonfly Journeys : A Star is Born!

Glitter n Sparkle : Red, White and Blue

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as it is a card

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creative Loops Challenge : Stars and/or Stripes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug  :  Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Scrappers Delights :  Anything Goes 

The Pencil Case : W=Whatever (Anything Goes)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Use Red, White & Blue

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Creations : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner :  Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Pizza the action ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Digital Delights by Louby Loo 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 Pizza Chef Mickey  by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.He’s been coloured using Copic Ciao Markers and a few touches of white gel pen.Thought what better way to display than on a pizza – well,more part of a pizza!I die cut a white card blank then covered it with kraft,with a little inking around the edge for a baked,crusty feel.Next a red card tomato sauce layer followed by a cheesy yellow cardstock.Finally a topping of pepperoni and green pepper die cuts to match those on Mickey’s pizza 😀 Whipped up a sentiment using Microsoft Word and that’s that!Didn’t feel it needed extra embellishment.This will be for my DS2’s Birthday in September (gotta get ’em done early you know!) as it’s no secret in our household that it’s his favourite pizza…not sure what he’ll make of the green peppers tho’ as he’s definitely no fan of them!

Supplies :

Image : Pizza Chef Mickey by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad

Card : Kraft & Red from stash,Yellow & Pale Blue Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,Pinky-red & Green Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Big Shot,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Embossing Ball Tool,Decoupage Scissors,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Time : For the Kids

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Masculine

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Send a Smile for Kids : Animal Cards 4 Kids

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Shaped Cards

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Make It Funny

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks

Lisa x

Have a fabu-mouse birthday ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy 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 adorable Happy Mouse by Fabrika Fantasy.I decided to go all CAS as this is something I struggle with and I thought if I used my Polychromos pencils  it may make my little mousie friend stand out.After colouring him with my pencils I fussy cut him leaving a little white around the edges.Setting him to one side I then pierced a border around a piece of white textured card and stamped the greeting.I made my own washi tape by adhering Scotch Magic Matte Tape to my chosen scraps of paper,burnished with a bone folder then trimmed the excess paper away.Next I soaked them in a shallow tray of water.After a few moments I gently rubbed the paper fibre from the back until I was left with the patterned transferred onto the tape.The hardest part was waiting for it to dry!Once they were they were trimmed into pennant shapes.As I was creating a banner hand stitched to the card I stuck them into place with just a little tape pen adhesive as I still wanted a little movement.Other than that they would have to be glued quite firmly into place as unlike shop bought washi tape there is no gum on the back.Black cotton was used to tie in with the ink for the sentiment.Finally I added the mouse with some silicone glue.And that’s that!This will be for my DS2’s birthday in September 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Happy Mouse by Fabrika Fantasy

Sentiment : From a freebie stamp set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Archival Jet Black Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (on his tooth)

Card & Paper : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection (to make home made washi tape)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes

Other Stuff : Black Cotton from my sewing box,Scotch Magic Matte Tape,Stick It! Silicone Glue

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room :  Super  Scraps Saturday

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

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Stitching – real or faux (real to hold banner in place)

Morgan’s Art World : Include a Sentiment

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges : Feathers &/or Fur

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a sentiment on front of project

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mainly Manly

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just for you – a blog hop!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring.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.

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We also have a Blog Hop over the 3 days of New Releases!Starting from the 1st until the 3rd of March all you have to do to be in the chance of entering the draw for a prize is visit each DT member’s blog and leave a comment,then return to the Inspirational Blog and comment there too 🙂 Don’t forget to check each day of the New Releases!The draw will take place on Saturday with a prize given for each day 😀

If you are following the hop then you should have arrived here from Laurigami.After commenting here you will need to go over to Christy next…

Here’s the list in order in case you get lost :

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Laurigami

Lisa (Me)

Christy

Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog

 

Meet the gorgeous Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I decided to feature her on a flower shaped easel card and layer up her beautiful bloom for extra dimension :

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She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.There’s also Crystal Glamour Dust on the flower centre and 3D Crystal Lacquer on her shoes.I chose a piece of pretty foiled paper to go with her.I found a sentiment that I thought was quite apt!The flowers are actually made by taking the smallest die from the set,snipping between the petals then shaping the flowers.Gems adorn the centres.Finally I hand cut out a mix of glittered and plain leaves from a coordinating sheet of paper.The ribbon is some I had rescued from somewhere but seemed to tone in well with the papers.

Hope you can join in the Hop!

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 1 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Recycled from somewhere

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Colouring Showcase

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Floral

Crazy 4 Challenges : Spring

Di’s Digis Designs : Use 2 or More Dies

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

The Pencil Case : New Blooms/ Spring Flowers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes 

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : For The Ladies

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Ribbon and/or Lace

C.R.A.F.T. : Mother’s Day/Female

Craft Rocket Challenges : Mother’s Day/Female

Cute Card Thursday : Florals

Crafting for all Seasons : Three Of A Kind (3 Flowers)

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters : Think Spring

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A nice ‘pup’ of tea!

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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.

Isn’t Cup Pup by Sami Stamps just adorable!The little pup himself has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I don’t think the 3D Crystal Lacquer shows too well on his nose…but it is there,honest 😉 A touch of distressing using inks and a tool have taken place too.The cups have all been paper pieced with a little foam tape underneath to raise them up for dimension.These pretty papers are quite thick so they worked well for this 🙂 I thought a DL card would suit this image well so cut and scored one from kraft card.I added a layer of hessian/burlap before adhering the image to the card.A couple of hand cut banners,one with the computer generated sentiment printed on first, have been glued then some added hand stitching to make it look as if that’s how they’re attached to the card.I die cut a few tiny rolled roses and after dabbing the edges with ink chocolate pearls were placed in the centres.It took quite a bit of sourcing these dies in the U.K. especially at the right price but I’m really pleased with them.I usually find most flower dies a bit big and either there’s no room to add them to my cards or they cover too much of the lovely papers.I suppose this card is a fusion of cute,vintage and shabby chic!

Supplies

Image : Cup Pup by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : Computer generated by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Kraft card from stash

Other Material : Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares,Thread from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors, X-Cut Non-Stick Large Fabric Shears,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine

To Embellish : 3 mm Chocolate Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add handmade embellishment)

A Gem of a Challenge : Female Birthday

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : A Bit Of Fun

Sassy Studio Designs : Shabby Chic

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Inky Chicks : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Add Dimension

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Time Drawers On ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Calendars.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.

I wanted to make a calendar with a bit more purpose to it for my DD2 as she’s in her final year at Secondary school and in colours to match her recently decorated room.I thought this little beauty,Delightful Flowers  by Crafty Sentiments Designs,was perfect.Not only could I colour that big bloom to coordinate with the décor she’s also a rabbit on the Chinese Zodiac.Apart from dogs she love bunnies too 🙂 I’ve coloured on kraft here with my Polychromos Pencils and painted over the centre of the flower with Iridescent Medium.This card was a real find at my local craft warehouse.It’s double sided!Usually with kraft you get a ‘grey’ side.Not so good for fancy folds and 3D projects.So I bought a whole box of it!!Well…don’t want to run out 😉

My DD2 is struggling with exam nerves so this little gift may cheer her up a bit.This is what you get inside…

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A few bits and bobs to help with that all important revision.I might find a little choccy to pop in there too nearer to the time of giving it to her.

The instructions can be found here.

Of course,to go with this she needs an extra accessory….

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Desk Puppy!Although she has a day bed in DD2’s room so she can be close to her she prefers to sit under the desk where she can snuggle up to her legs!Or get in the way…The choice is yours 😀

Supplies :

Image : Delightful Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to pick out the highlights in his eyes),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Pink Acrylic Paint (to colour wooden butterfly button)

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash,Pink Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11 (for the flower),Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Nestabilities Labels Three,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Yellows,Wooden Butterfly Button,Ribbon & Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Leaves

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Stripes

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Flowers

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Say It With Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Leaves &/Or Trees

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Pick 3 Challenge (flower(s),button(s),ribbon/bow)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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