A Clutch Bag Box Full of Cuteness :)

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It’s New Release time at Crafty Sentiments!There are four fabulous new digi stamps.

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Don’t forget to head on over to check out what the DT have created with them at¬†the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog

I decided to make this rather cute clutch bag style box for the rather cute Let’s See by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Isn’t she a darling?¬†ūüôā¬†She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The base for the box has been made from kraft card and I’ve layered up a strip of DP with some coordinating card.Punches and dies add some extra detail.A length of ribbon and a button from the same collection¬†as the paper have been used to embellish.I’ve usually seen these made up with a few matching greeting cards to go inside but here I’m thinking a nice,yummy bar of chocolate.I know what I’d rather find in my handbag ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image :¬†Let’s See by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sepia Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP Papermania Sew Lovely 12  x  12 Paper Pack,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Labels 4,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything but a Card
Card Mania : Buttons
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Treat container/holder
That Craft Place : Girls but NO PINK
Brown Sugar : Ribbon and Buttons
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Creepy Crawlies
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim
My Heart Pieces : Button and Ribbon
Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes 3-D
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Something(s) beginning with G…

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Things that start with G.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.

Isn’t Molly – Looking Pretty¬†by Crafty Sentiment Designs just the sweetest?!Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and fussy cut.So,I really had fun pulling out forgotten stash,dusting down and using it – for a change ūüėČ Whilst in the mood to deplete my ever growing stash supplies I took the opportunity to create a patchwork background for Molly with paper scraps leftover from other crafty projects.To make it easy for you here’s the list of the G’s :¬†Girl,Green,Glitter,Gems,Grosgrain,Gromlets (or Wallace& Gromlets as I like to call them) & Greeting.I did use glue as well – but I guess that doesn’t really count LOL ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image :  Molly РLooking Pretty by Crafty Sentiment Designs
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Greeting : We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Designer Eyelet 
Paper & Card :  DP Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Ditresser,Decoupage Scissors,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Big Bite 
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (glitter flowers with gems in the middle),We R Memory Keepers Gromlets,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : All that Glitters
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Distressing
Addicted to Stamps : Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping : Anything Goes
Anything Goes with a Twist : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination : AnythingGoes
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes/Monochrome¬†
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Country View Crafts’ Challenge¬†:Sparkle and Shine
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Eclectic Ellapu : Flowers
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A boy’s best friend :)

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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.

What an adorable pair these make!My Best Friend¬†by Crafty Sentiments¬†has¬†been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and I even went for a furry effect on the pup.Found these fabby papers and kraft card on offer at Every Crafts A Pound¬†– love ’em ūüôā¬†I used my favourite jumbo corner rounder punch at the top for a little extra interest and dragged out an edger punch I’ve not used in a while.Added a die circle and clouds,with a stamped sentiment.Created some texture by wrapping some paper twine around the border panel.

This is for my son’s 11th birthday.He loves our dog and she loves him¬†‚ô• Altho’ she isn’t shaggy like the dog here her facial expression and lollopy tongue are very much the same!She also fusses over him the most as he’s the youngest and even tho’ she’s petrified of water she transforms into ‘The Guardian of the Bathtub’ by¬†laying down beside the bath the whole time he’s in it!

Supplies :

Image : My Best Friend by Crafty Sentiments 
Sentiment : Magazine Freebie Stamp Set
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Incy Wincy Designs : Something Old, Something New (new stamp,card and paper Рold paper twine and markers)
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Designer Papers
Sentimental Sundays : Use Kraft Cardstock
The Squirrel & The Fox : Happy Birthday
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin : Just for Men (hope little men count!If not feel free to delete)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Dogs & Cats
Craft for the Craic : Something with Circles On It
Crafty Catz : Birthday Celebration
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†With Our Furry Friends
CCEE Stampers¬†:¬†National Dog Week…include a dog
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges : Cute and Cuddly
A song in your He{ART}¬†:¬†I’ve Got a Dog
Creative Bug on the Loose¬†:¬†Child’s Play
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/3 Layers
Miriam’s Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge¬†:¬†Kids
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Lots of Layers
Stampavie and More : Birthday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The colours of Autumn :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Autumn Colours.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super surprise prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Here’s my interpretation featuring the delightful Primrose – Butterfly Girl ¬†by Crafty Sentiments¬†all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Her wings have also be given a sparkly covering of Glamour Dust ūüôā A few touches of white gel pen have given¬†her eyes and teeth,along with the spots on the fly agaric style mushroom,some extra pop.A couple of dots also create¬†a little shine to her shoes.The lovely papers are First Edition with top one being glittered.They’ve been teamed with some kraft card,wooden embellishments and one of my faves,jute twine,for a rustic feel.I chose some Prima Flowers following the Autumnal colours theme and just had to sneak in a hedgehog ūüėÄ He’s so cute.I bought him a while ago on sale,which adds even more appeal ūüėČ Being a die I can make as many of these little guys as I like too ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image :  Primrose РButterfly Girl by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Computer Generated by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering and die cutting),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock (on the hedgehog)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Cottage Cutz Hedgehog Mini,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot
To Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Wooden Flower Button and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Little Bit Crafty : Distress It!!!
Card and Scrap : Everything is allowed
Cards Galore Encore : Make A Card! 
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Time for Anything
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge : Fall Festival
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings
The East Wind Challenge : Feel the Fall
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Fall
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Autumn Colours
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet¬†:¬†Tag You’re It!
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Add Flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Colours of Autumn
Amusing : Tags
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Autumn or Fall
Totally Gorjuss : String
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : P for Pretty Petals
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Amazing Hair
Polkadoodles¬†:¬†Tag, you’re it!
Simply Create Too : Fall/ Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Girl Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday : Too Cute
Eclectic Paperie : Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge : Colors of Autumn
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy : Celebration
Stampavie and More : Autumn Colours

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Do count your chickens!

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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 surprise prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

I decided to revisit colouring on kraft card with pencils as I’ve not done it in a while and I wanted¬†a more countrified feel.The delightful Chicken Run¬†is by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†and I got my Polychromos out…I always start with a cream base before adding skin tones.For the chickens I applied a layer of orange first then the brown tones for shading.This is because I wanted to differentiate them from the bench as¬†I only have three shades of brown in my collection.Afterwards I traced over the lines with a sharpened black pencil as they can become obliterated.A touch of white gel pen highlights their eyes.I think I chose the wrong type of kraft to do this on tho’.It matches the card base and seems to be coated rather than have the key of other card of this variety so I found myself having to increase the pressure and coverage of the pencils which possibly detracts from the shading.I think I made a mistake by getting carried away with the background.I feel I should have left some bare kraft showing.But then I’m probably a little out of practice…not that it matters when you’ve got an image this cute tho’ ¬†ūüôā Overall I am quite pleased with the outcome.Hope you like it too…

Supplies :

Image : Chicken Run is by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Mediums : Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Paper & Card :¬†Papermania Sew Lovely 12 ¬†x ¬†12 Paper Pack,Papermania Sew Lovely¬†Die-Cut ¬†Notelets,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Craft¬†UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for colouring image on¬†‚Äď it just happens to match the card blank perfectly)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Corner and Edger Punch (used separately),Nestabilities Labels 4,Quickutz Sign Die,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Heart Topped Pins from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter : 

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Memories (This image reminds me when I was young my Aunt and Uncle kept chickens in their back garden )
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Flowers
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes
Come and Get It : Things with Wings
Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge :Pets/Animals
Pile It On :Punch It Out
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle!
A Creative Romance : Touch of Kraft
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Animal/Pet
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Layer It
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Punches/Dies
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : 2 or more DP
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Girl Power
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking 

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

Back to school we go!

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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 surprise prize.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.

So,the Summer Holidays are zooming by so fast they will soon be over ūüė¶ My youngest is feeling a little out of sorts knowing that this will be his last year at Primary before heading off to ‘Big School’.What better way to cheer him up with a card featuring this perfect image,Back to School¬†by Crafty Sentiments.He’s been coloured with¬†Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.These papers seemed ideal to go with him too ūüôā I hand cut the arrow and it’s matching layer – so don’t look to closely LOL…A few brads and a paperclip tied with twine have been added.Thinking school supplies here ūüėČ I dug out my¬†Dymo,as it hasn’t been out to play for a while,for the sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Back to School by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Mediums : Copic Sketch & Ciao Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Mini Circle Primary Brads,Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Metal (brads & paperclip)
Lacy Sunshine : Back to School
Penny Black and More : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Back To School Challenge
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes 
Flat Friends Challenge : Say it with a Quote 
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Back to School  
The East Wind Challenge : For the Kiddies
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : 1, 2 Punch
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : All about Kids
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge¬†:¬†Boys’ Cards
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Back to School

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A moment of beauty

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Hand Coloured Image.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning the super prize below.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.

 

So I would like you to meet the gorgeous¬†My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful Teresa Collins Fabrications papers including a¬†smaller floral patterned 6 x 6 piece.The flower design die is a magazine freebie and the fringe is a Memory Box one.I’ve used my favourite corner punch too.I’ve taken ribbon,flat backed pearls and Prima flowers from my stash to complement the colours.

Supplies :

Image :  My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Life
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad,Memento Teal Zeal Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad and past freebie Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,freebie Floral Die Cutting Stencil from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Memory Box Fringe Border Die,Big Shot
To Embellish :  Orange Ribbon from American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,,Flat Backed Pearls  and Narrow Ribbon from stash,Prima Flowers

 

Some challenge I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes
Love to Create : Bright and Sunny
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Die cuts and punches
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Summer Time
Use Your Stuff :  Layers
Lacy Sunshine : Flowers
Penny Black and More : Dies and Punches
Pile It On : Summer Fun 
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar :  Summertime Fun
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Dies and/or Punches
Little Claire’s¬†:¬†¬†Summertime
Crafty Catz : Hot Summer and/or Hot Colors
Creative Corner : Love of Ribbon
Creative Fingers : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy¬†:¬†It’s all about Girls
Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Summertime Fun
4 Crafty Chicks : The Great Outdoors
Cute Card Thursday : Fun in the Sun
Crafting By Designs : Sentiment
Fab ‘n’ Funky¬†:¬†Summer
House That Stamps Built : Summer Fun
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything¬†Goes/Cute and Girly
Whimsy Inspiration : Summertime

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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