A Good Book(mark)!


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is School.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.

The first thing that came to mind for the sweet¬†A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs was a corner bookmark.Not made one in a while – and they’re easy as well a fun!She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and then fussy cut.I actually HATE cutting out but I do it so much.Nah!Still don’t like it¬†ūüėõ¬†The one thing I DO like is these pretty papers,tho’ ūüôā Being double sided and more like a cardstock weight they were perfect for this project ūüėÄ Found some pretty ribbon and gems in my stash to coordinate.Love it when it all comes together ūüôā

Supplies :

Image :  A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Back To School

Allsorts : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Anything But a Square or  Rectangle

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Children

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Back To School

Fussy and Fancy : Back to School

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Back To School

The Stamping Boutique : Back To School

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Back To School / For a Teacher

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : September Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

No.1 Dad ‘wood’ you believe?!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous¬†Bugaboo Stamps¬†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.

Here’s the adorable KIDZ – dad boy¬†by¬†Bugaboo Stamps¬†coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.The wording has been paper pieced with some woodgrain effect paper.Of course he’s perfect for Father’s Day or if your kids just want to tell their Dad how great he is!I layered up the rest of the card and cut some banners from more of the papers from the same pad.As they are quite contrasting I¬†didn’t feel the need for additional cardstock.A line of piercing and faux stitching has added across the top of the banners to give the impression they have been sewn on.Real sewing?Not me!Well,not very often ūüėČ A row of brads,chosen as they stood out best against the paper,decorate the top right corner.

Supplies :

Image : KIDZ – dad boy by Bugaboo Stamps

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Papers : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Brads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Boys

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Men

Sentimental Sundays¬†:¬†Happy Father’s Day or Manly Cards

That Craft Place : Layers

Little Claire’s¬†:¬†Father’s Day

My Sheri Crafts : Masculine

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Dads

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Father’s Day or Graduation

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

4 Crafty Chicks¬†: Father’s Day

Crafting for all Seasons¬†:¬†It’s A Boy Thing

Creative Moments¬†: Anything Goes/Man In Your Life/Father’s Day

Little Red Wagon : Stitching

Paper Shelter Challenge : Make It Digital

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

Cardz 4 Guyz¬†:¬†Father’s Day

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations¬†:¬†Father’s Day

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out (die cut,hand cut banners and letters for paper piecing)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

As sweet as a cupcake :)

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It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks of the June New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.There are 5 new rubber stamps from the Ginger Snaps Collection available from the 23rd June!

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog¬†to check out some amazing creations ūüôā

This is Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes and isn’t she just the sweetest?!She’s been watercoloured with pencils for a softer look to go with the pastel colours on the card.The background piece is Whitewash card embossed with one of my favourite folders then sanded back to reveal some of the colour.The edges have been pierced too.A panel of cute cupcake paper which has had the top and bottom punched plus¬†an aperture cut has been placed over Little Polly to frame her.The sentiments have been cut from another sheet of paper from the same collection and I ‘made’ the epoxy sticker buttons by placing them over yet another piece of paper with – yes,you’ve guessed it! – buttons printed on it and cutting them out,including pierced holes.The largest one has been threded with some Baker’s Twine – how apt ūüėÄ

Here’s a close up of the frosting on her cupcake decorated¬†by applying Frosted Lace Stickles.See what I did there ūüėČ

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly РI Love Cupcakes  by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cut from DP (details under Papers & Card )

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger and she passed them on to me),Frosted Lace Stickles

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Polkadoodles : Frame It

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Your Hearts Desire (Anything Goes)

Crafty Creations : Embossing

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

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Buttons

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Frame

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Splat looks colourful!

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It’s time for the March New¬†Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

So here’s what I came up with as soon as I saw Isobel – Let’s Paint…

Well,as she was getting all painty I thought I’d join in the messy fun too!I started by stamping her onto watercolour paper cut with a notebook page style die then masked her off with the same image on copier paper.As I wanted a nice splatty effect I opted for a selection of,slightly watered down,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks that I’ve had in my possession for quite some time.Just used the squeeze and drop from a height method…very technical,you know ūüėČ The only problem was as the ink was quite sloppy and the copier paper absorbent the Magenta soaked through on her shoe and paint palette ūüė¶ No fear…stamped out again on another piece of watercolour paper,coloured her with watercolour pencils and the Posh Inks to match my splots then fussy cut her.No need to worry about those stray tendrils of her hair,they’re already in place from the first stamping¬†ūüôā Can’t really see it from the pic but it has given her some lovely dimension due to¬†the thickness of the paper ūüôā The sentiment has been created on my computer (well,Hubby’s laptop since my PC is still dead ūüė¶ Cue violins) on the same paper and treated as in the main image.For the background I sprayed the Posh Impressions Inks from some Crafts Too Misters (this is what I’d mixed the ink and water in in the first place).These work¬†great!And a lot cheaper than some other brands.I squirted quite liberally and allowed the colours to merge and run.Finished off with some kraft card,a staple,jute twine,paperclip and brads for an arty/stationery type feel.

Please head over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog¬†to see everyone else’s fantastic ideas and creations ūüôā Enjoy! The new stamps will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 23rd March.

Suppiles :

Image :¬†Isobel – Let’s Paint by¬†Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Created by Me!

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger)

Paper & Card : Kraft from stash,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Crafts Too Misters Pack of Four

To Embellish : Staple,Jute Twine,Paperclip and Brads all from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Calendar : Add Some Metal

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : No Design Papers

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T.¬†:¬†Mother’s Day/Female (for my DD2’s Birthday)

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times¬†:¬†Tag¬†You’re It

Wonderful Wednesdays :Always Anything Goes

Loves Rubber Stamps :A Touch of Metal

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking Lisa x

Bling on the music and dance!


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bling It On.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 the pretty Annabel – Let’s Dance¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s all coloured up in Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the spots on her dress and highlights in her eyes I’ve swapped my usual Gelly Roll pen for a Souffl√© instead to make them stand out more.The easel card has been die cut from some Worn Lipstick Core’dinations and matted with some freebie magazine paper that tones in beautifully.I’ve even applied some of the coordinating Distress Ink around Annabel,leaving¬†her in the Nestie to create the white border to add a little pop ūüôā The tiny gem topped flowers were saved from the punched¬†strips.The freebie stamp set sentiment has also had ink rubbed around the edge whilst still in the die.The ribbon was chosen to bring out¬†the green in the paper.


And now for some exciting news!Tune in to Create and Craft at 1 p.m to see Crafty Sentiments very own Suzette demonstrating some fabulous new stamps!


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Supplies :

Image :¬†Annabel – Let’s Dance by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP Freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Standard CirclesSmall,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin, Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series


Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Girl who Crafts : Anything Goes

Card and Scrap : Anything Goes

Crafting Musketeers : Cute

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

Creatalicious Challenges : NO square or rectangle cards

Catch The Bug : Girls just want to have fun 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Spring Greens

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Perfectly Pink

Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Thank You,Thank You

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We’re taking a little Summer Break at Just Some Lines.But never fear will we be back!!

I would also like to thank everyone who played along.It’s been a real pleasure looking at all your cards/projects ūüėÄ

Here are a couple of cards I made featuring Emo Allium and Emo Daffodil¬†.You can find these gorgeous gals at Just Some Lines.Both have been printed onto watercolour paper¬†and,yes you’ve guessed it,watercoloured!I got out the AquaMarkers for a little play…The sentiments were also stamped onto offcuts of the ¬†paper and painted¬†in the same way ūüôā I chose these fetching¬†My Mind‚Äôs Eye A Beautiful Life papers to compliment them,enhancing the plainer panel pieces with some embossing.I stood each on a short length of ribbon and added punched border along with a duo of die cuts.These are intended to be for my DS2’s Teacher and TA even tho’ the term doesn’t finish until July.Nothing like getting ahead ūüėÄ I usually scrabble about at the last minute,handing them in as the glue is drying!!Altho’ I haven’t got the presents organised…yet ūüėČ These young ladies may also appear on a handcrafted gift or maybe a tag later…

Supplies :

Images : Emo Allium and Emo Daffodil by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Part of a past magazine freebie stamp set
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch,Corner from Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Decorative Dies,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Crafts Too Bold Butterflies Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash


Some challenges these are for :

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations  : Digi /Use a Die Cut
The East Wind Challenge : Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu¬†:¬†Pinkies¬†‚ÄstSpring
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Different Shapes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Embossing
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Crazy Egg(Anything Goes)
4 Krafty Girlz :Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Girly
Hambo Hoedown : Flowers
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Two or more Die Cuts
I love Promarkers  : Flowers


Thanks for looking

Lisa x






Bee Lucky!


It’s the fourth week of the St.Patrick‚Äôs Day/Good Luck challenge at¬†¬†Just Some Lines.To play along you need to use a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image to enter and you could win a digi if you‚Äôre picked as part of the Top 3.As usual there is a freebie on the challenge site if you wish to use it¬†:)

This little beauty is Fairy Huntress by¬†Just Some Lines¬†¬†and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The details on her wings and the bees wings have been picked out with Stickles.For the background I die cut a load of flowers and adhered them in a random fashion,them trimmed around the edges of the card.The sentiment I created on the computer and made into a tab to tuck behind the image.As the flower wasn’t quite the right shade of green that was also coloured with Copics for a more coordinated look.A few gems have been added for some extra sparkle.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Huntress by Just Some Lines  
Sentiment : Created by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Diamond Stickles
Papers & Card : DP¬†Papermania¬†Chelsea¬†Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack,Green card from¬†Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft¬†UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Big Shot
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Prima Flowers The Bitty Bag

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Bling It Up
Cut it Up : Anything Goes
Digi Haven : Things with Wings
Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Inky Antics
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
DRS Designs : Blooming Spring
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Luck/Lucky
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Square Card
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Flowers
Lexi’s Creations¬†: Punches & Dies
The Crazy Challenge : Flower Frenzy

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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