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

‘Gift’ me snow ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments¬†this week is everyone’s favourite Anything Goes.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a¬†super prize.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you‚Äôre there.

It seems funny making Christmas cards in the throes of Summer but when you find an image as beautiful as My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†it makes you feel the need.Plus the fact it takes time to create each one you really should be prepared!!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers along with a few white gel pen highlights.For the fur on her trims Fluffy Stuff has been used and Polar White Flower Soft,for a different texture,added for snow.I do tend to stick to a basic layout and just mix it up a bit with different papers,card,images and embellishments.It does help with ploughing through with batch making.Designs are also kept simpler these days with the cost of postage!Baker’s Twine and a charm complete the card – I also know these will pass the 5mm mark and not have incur the Large Letter Stamp fee ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Polar White Flower Soft,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green Cardstock from stash,DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Snowflake Charm 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

Crafty Boots :¬†“Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Snowflakes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Noor! Designs UK : Christmas

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Frame It

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jingle Belles : Postal (postage stamps/delivery/mailbox or postcard)

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Frame It Out

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Snow In Summertime

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Guitaring Into Shape!

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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.

Here’s the sweet Let’s Play Music¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’d seen these shaped cards for a while in my local craft warehouse and thought about getting them several times.Then the last time I was in there they were only ¬£1.99 a pack!So into my basket they fell…just like that!Also treated myself to these pretty papers…and then those rather lovely cloud dies drifted¬†off the shelf¬†too ūüėČ I cut an aperture in the centre of the card base then added the cloud paper behind on foam tape for extra dimension.The butterfly paper was laid on top with a punched border,which I cut in half,peeking out from the edges.A full border was threaded with ribbon and placed across so that once fussy cut she could perch on it.I¬†die cut the swirly cloud then cut the dotted frame one from some hammer card¬†and also backed it with the middle from that to give more definition.The stamp,a magazine freebie,fitted the space at the top perfectly.Some little pearl¬†flowers and more of the same ribbon have been added to finish the card off.My DD1 bought herself a guitar just after her last birthday so I thought this would be good for her next one.Roll on October….lol

Supplies :

Image :¬†Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie

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

Card & Paper : Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal,Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Hammer Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 Pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Pearl Flowers from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Include a Butterfly

Pile It On : Fancy Frames and/or Beautiful Borders

Sunday Stamper : Freeze Frame

The Ribbon Girls : Any image challenge Рuse ribbon or lace

Crafty Calendar : Add a sentiment

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : 2 or more patterned papers

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Things with Wings (butterflies on paper)

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Shaped Cards

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

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

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

Reddy for Roses ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Include a Heart.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.

So with Valentine’s Day looming closer I thought I’d pick (no pun intended – well,maybe a little) the delightful¬†Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†.Coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The young lady has been given a little more blush to her cheeks than I usually add as I felt she was a bit coy at this romantic gesture.Now if it were me I think I would pass out with sheer shock if my DH presented me with a red rose!I tried not to make this too girly as this will actually be for him.Altho’ I say that…a flowery patterned paper magically appeared along with a rose embossed border and some ribbon – but at least it’s navy blue ūüėõ As I’m just a teensy bit fussy I die cut the card base from a regular 8 x 8 card blank then overlaid it with a matching die cut piece of textured card so that I got the whole shape.Personally I just don’t like those missed/straight bits when doing it myself.Because I grabbed the sentiment from a set that was to hand and as I felt it was on the¬†small side I added a heart shaped brad underneath.By my own admission this is a lazy way to add a design feature but it works ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,White Card  American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Blue & Red Card from stash

Tools : Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Damask Rose Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine Freebie,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brad,Ribbon cut from those annoying hanging bits of a recently purchased top

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge¬†:¬†Valentine’s

Card Mania : Add Some Red 

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Hearts & Valentines

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Come and Get It : Texture

Great Impressions : Love Love Love

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Love Is In The Air

Lacy Sunshine : Have a Heart

The Ribbon Girls : Romance

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Include a Heart(s)

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†: Love is in the Air

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Romance

Fairy Tale : Something with a Heart

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Hearts and Ribbon

Simply Create Too¬†:¬†Happy Valentine’s Day (or use hearts)

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Hearts

C.R.A.F.T. : Valentines Day/Love

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : All You Need Is Love

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Die Cutting a Dash and Looking Dapper

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Use Die Cuts.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 Billy -Mr Romantic¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs all dressed up.Altho’ I don’t think you need to save him for just that kind of occasion.He’s very much suitable for male themed cards too¬†ūüôā¬†My soon-to-be-13-year-old son (Oh!The joyful prospect of a teenage son!!Eeek!Help!) loves to don a trilby and waistcoat when he wants to look smart too.So this card is in his honour ūüôā Anyway,back to Billy…he has been coloured with Polychromos Pencils that have been blended out using low odour oils thinners and a paper stump. As you can probably tell I’ve made a shaped easel card using a set of dies that have also cut the paper layers too,the top one being¬†a half and half concoction.I also used a die to make it look as if Billy has been torn from a sketch pad.The greeting has been cut from a die too.The buttons aren’t real either.They’ve been cut from red card using a die set.Yeah,I kinda went die cut crazy!!

Supplies :

Image : Billy -Mr Romantic by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Tuxedo Black & Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Marianne Design Tags and Buttons,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps
To Embellish : Paper Clip from stash,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†:¬†Shaped Cards
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Buttons or Bows
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Die Cuts/Punches (just the theme)
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter 
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards :  Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Everything
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Creations For Or With Kids Challenge
Little Claire’s¬†¬†:¬†Shaped Cards
Sweet Stampin¬†:¬†It’s our Birthday!!
A Creative Need : Button Up
Craft for the Craic : Birthday
Pattie’s Creations ¬†:¬†Birthdays
Cute Card Thursday : Stars

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Which Treat is Witch ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Trick or Treat OR Something Sweet.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.

Oh my,Witch’s Broom by Crafty Sentiments¬†Designs is just too cute to spook isn’t she?!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve seen these charming picnic type baskets around for a while and thought I’d make a Halloween themed one to go with her.The papers are quite pretty but have the perfect colour palette for this time of year,well at least I think so ūüėČ Once assembled I fussy cute the little sweetie¬†out and adhered her to the side.To decorate I added a couple of paper twine threaded buttons,a paper raffia ribbon bow (love how you can fan this stuff out) and a tag tied to that with more paper twine.Seeing as this is a picnic basket I had to add some of these ‘exceedingly good’ Halloween themed cakes – LOL ūüėõ Sorry to any folks from outside the UK who don’t know what I’m talking about and this may seem like the ramblings of a madwoman – mind you,you may not be that far wrong – LOL ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image :¬†Witch’s Broom by Crafty Sentiments Designs
 
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : Freebie from Birds Cards
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Greens,Paper Twine and Paper Raffia Ribbon from Stash

Some challenge I would like to enter :

Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†:¬†Happy Halloween

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Halloween

Just Inspirational Challenges : Occasions

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

{Pin}spirational : Inspirational Image 
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Chevrons
Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Love to Create : More than One Fold
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : The Witching Hour
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : No Cards Allowed
The Crazy Challenge : Spooky Nights
Whoopsi Daisy : Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle : Halloween
Lacy Sunshine : Include a Hat
That Craft Place : Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge : Trick or Treat (HALLOWEEN)
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Halloween Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges : Halloween or Dressing Up
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Halloween!
Craft for the Craic : Something suitable for a child
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Halloween
Creative Corner : Halloween
Delicious Doodles : Halloween
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween
Sweet 7 Challenge Blog : Halloween
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Spookable
Creative Moments : Anything goes/ Halloween / Spellbound / Fairytale
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes/ Halloween
Stampavie and More :  No Cards

Thanks  for looking

Lisa x

 

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