Looking sharp!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Use Your Favourite Image.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.

As I LOVE hedgehogs I just had to choose the most adorable The Hedgehog  by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been stamped directly onto the card base then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and blending solution on his body and face for a smoother appearance.The sentiment was stamped in place before the kraft card overlay with die cut apertures was adhered to the card front with foam pads.Some jute twine was wrapped around the bottom of the panel and wooden flower buttons scattered across the top right corner to finish the card to give it a rustic feel.

 

Supplies :

Image : The Hedgehog by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card :  Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Card Blank

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Flower Button from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Love to Scrap : Use 2 or more Flowers

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Hand-colored image

The Crazy Challenge : Burlap and/or Twine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge  : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

My Time to Craft : Stitching (real or faux)

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin : Cute and Cuddly (altho’ I’m not sure how cuddly a hedgehog is?!)

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Woodland Creatures

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use Kraft

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes with Coloured Image

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Animals/Creatures

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Animals

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Stamp It

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hitting the books?It’s a Cinch!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Back to 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.

I’ve combined Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs.All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied to the lenses on her glasses and for once you can see where the camera has picked up the shine 🙂 I decide to pull out my Cinch and make a 5″ x 7″ notebook from scratch!!Very ashamed to say that when I dragged it out from the back of the cupboard the dispatch year was 2010!I’ve only used it twice before too.Really going to have make more use of it as it’s a great tool…but then I say that about everything…perhaps I buy too much craft stuff.Nah!That could never be 😉 The covers are made from a kraft card that is nice and sturdy.I wanted to use up some bits and pieces from my craft stash so pulled out these paper scraps along with some self adhesive fabric to die cut for the floral scalloped border and a journaling card all from the same collection.Following the trend to make some use of craft stash that was hanging around I grabbed some glittery paper,a self adhesive border (wasn’t quite long enough so cut it in half and placed behind the image) and some sparkly flowers.The creative words I made on my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.I love the interchangeable wheels on this one 🙂 Another tool I need to make more use of : P The wire has been decorated with some ribbons to match the papers and image.This is for my DD2 who starts 6th Form next month.It can sit on her desk so she can jot down any ideas or draw in it when she has time.It’s far too nice to be crammed in a bag!

Supplies :

Images : Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

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

Paper,Card & Other Material :  DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Papermania Chelsea Green Paperazzi, Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Bookbinding Tool & Wire,Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 5 XXL,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (flowers) & Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains (border),American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Back To School

 Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

 Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add 3 of Something (flowers)

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Back To School

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon :  Anything but a Card with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Back To School

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge : Glitter & Shimmer

C.R.A.F.T. : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Back To School

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hi Flyin’

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Meet Josh – Let’s Go Flying by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Doesn’t he and his little friend look like they’re having fun!He’s from the new release collection ‘Here Come The Boys’ available from the 7th August.Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers have been used to colour this adorable image up.Somehow came up with the idea that these pinwheels would be a cute idea and kind of go along with the air plane theme- think propellers!!Wrapped a few lengths of jute twine around the vertical panel to tie (yes,very punny!) in with the kraft card base.The little buttons in the centres of the pinwheels are actually brads from a girls collection would you believe 😉 The sentiment I cobbled together using a frame and two alphabet stamps.

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Let’s Go Flying by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Boxed Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card :  DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Piercing Tool

To Embellish : Woodware Baby Button Brads – Girl,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some Challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes  

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Stamp

Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me :  Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Stamp or Digi

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes with Colored Image

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

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Anything Goes

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Four Legged Friends

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Oddball Art Stamps : Little Child

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Always Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team – It’s a Man Thing

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Papers – First Edition as they’re good quality,you get a variety of finishes (the double sided ones lent themselves beautifully to making the pinwheels) and are perfectly coordinated throughout the pad.

C.R.A.F.T. : Summer

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Squirrel’s Not-So Random Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Paper Roses

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

What a beauty Isobel – Roses by Crafty Sentiments Designs is!She’s been coloured up using Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.After my foray into a paper pieced Starburst Background I then went on to try another style that I wasn’t too sure I could handle!For this Herringbone Quilt effect I cut strips of a magazine freebie paper,although pretty enough I could never see me using it in a conventional way (if there’s such a thing in crafting!).Once all were adhered in place I cut it with a stitch edged die than ran it through an embossing folder that came with the papers,mounted onto white to distinguish it from the kraft card base.I stamped a greeting onto another strip of white card trimmed to fit the border embossing folder that also came as part of the set.A few white flat back pearls in varying sizes decorate the two top corners.I think the use of the white gives a lovely fresh contrast to the busyness of the background.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Roses by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie

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

Papers & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Cardstock Image Digicolour A4 200gsm (used for my stamping,printing and colouring)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Embossing Folder and Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : 3 mm,4 mm & 5 mm White Flat Back Pearls

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Elements of Nature

The Corrosive Challenges : Nature/Animals

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

A Gem of a Challenge  : Let’s Get Krafty

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Your Dies

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes?

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : Anything Goes + Option : Flowers

Scribbles Designs Challenge : How does your garden grow?

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Summertime

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Feminine

4 Crafty Chicks : Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Embossing

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/optional twist of Ribbons and/or Bows

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Say It With Flowers

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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

In the swim

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Kids.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 started by giving Josh – Underwater by Crafty Sentiments Designs a coating of Pebeo Drawing Gum then created some undersea ripples with a few blue Distress Inks and the torn edge of a piece of copier paper,when it had dried.Once that was done I rubbed off the masking fluid and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers followed by  some 3D Crystal Lacquer on his goggles and the bubbles.I cut a frame from some textured card using one of my new dies 🙂 This was mounted onto the card front with foam tape for added dimension.I printed the sentiment,made by me in Word,onto more of the same card and that was also mounted on foam tape.A few dew drops were dotted around to complete the watery feel.

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Underwater by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Distress Inks in Faded Jeans,Broken China and Tumbled Glass,3D Crystal Lacquer,Pebeo Drawing Gum,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card : Leather Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Square,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Big Shot

To Embellish : Clear Acrylic Dew Drops from stash

 

Some Challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Summer

Cutie Pie Challenge : Splish,Splash,Splosh

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Father’s Day/For a Male

Di’s Digis Designs : Summer

Hiding in my Craft Room : Masculine

My Time to Craft : Summertime

Scrappers Delights  :  Anything Goes

Send a Smile for Kids : Punches and/or Die Cuts for Kids

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Colored Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Craft for the Craic : Something Masculine

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Sun & Surf

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Summer Fun

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Male Project

Star Stampz Challenge : With Kids

TIME OUT Challenges : Masculine With A Twist Of Mixed Media

Crafty Gals Corner : Summer Fun

Stampaive and More : Summer

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Summertime

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Inky Chicks : Father’s Day or Male

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shaking off the rain clouds

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Isobel – Thinking of Spring looks like she’s deep in a daydream here 🙂 She’s a beautiful New Release at Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers then fussy cut.I decided to make a bit of a stylised scenic card and had the idea of adding a cloud shaker element.It was a bit fiddly as this die cuts a frame of the cloud and I had to line everything up!It was a process that needed thing about,that’s for sure – or maybe it’s just me 😉 But I did get there in the end 😀 I placed the die cut floral piece in the centre and added the ‘grassy’ hillocks (careful!) across the bottom.The carefully planned out sky strip was then added across the top.I chose the sequins partly because they tie in with the colours of the image and papers but also they reminded me of little raindrops waiting to fall from the clouds.As Isobel appears to be so deep in thought I added the sentiment to reflect that feeling 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Thinking of Spring by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Textured Card from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack,White Craft Planet Funky Foam

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins to fill shaker from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Stitching – Real or Faux

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

A Gem of a Challenge : Weather (pick any season) – Spring

Allsorts : The Great Outdoors

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes 

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : G for Girlie

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Die Cut Divas : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Hand Coloured Image

Crafting By Designs : June Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Make It Girly

Little Red Wagon : Fit It In (I’ve inlaid the cloud die frames)

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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