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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Bloom-in’ Dreams ;)

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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.

I’ve coloured up the beautiful and serene Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps with Polychromos Pencils along with some Iridescent Medium painted over the hummingbird and her eyelids to give a shimmer to her green eye shadow.You may just be able to make it out?It was then cut out with a die to make it seem as though she had been torn from a sketch book.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto this piece too.I have to admit the card base was a little too small to place it elsewhere!I really wanted to use this die to cut the shaped card from as I thought it a good match for her hairstyle,so I had to compromise with the size.It measures around 5″ x 5″.The pretty paper was part of a magazine freebie.I stretched the lace across and held it in place with decorative staples.The flower,also supposed to a peony, I made myself by die cutting some white self adhesive fabric as it had a lovely texture.I coloured all the layers with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and once dry I shaped the layers.I left the backing paper on the bottom flower to give it more stability.As I didn’t want the second flower or stamens to stick to anything else I dusted the backs with talc…which worked beautifully 🙂 A black gem has been added to the centre.Three white flat backed pearls adorn the top right hand corner as I always think they go so well with lace 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers (to colour fabric flower)

Paper & Card : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from Stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 16 XXL,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Flowers & Stamen from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Butterfly Craft Stapler,Lace from The Works,Black Gem and White Flat Backed from stash,

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Card for a Woman

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Ladies

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

QKR Stampede : Feminine Cards/Mother’s Day

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Kraft / Die Cut (used both)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge : Things with Wings and Pearls (top right hand corner)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Let sleeping dogs lie

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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’s the adorable Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with pencils for a furry effect with the obligatory shine added to her nose with a spot of white gel pen 😉 The bed and blanket have been paper pieced with extra shading and details added with more pencil colouring.I’ve made a shaped tent card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies.The papers and stitch effect dies were chosen for that cosy home feeling and very much in keeping with that sweet snuggly pup 🙂 The ric rac fits with the soft theme and the tag is (supposed) to emulate that found dangling from many a dog’s collar.The twine tied buttons tie in with the sewing undercurrent running through the card.

Now for another drowsy pup :

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World’s Most Realistic Pyjama Case goes to…

Socks,my naughty,but sweet, Whiffie (my preferred name for my staffie x whippet!) had managed to sneak onto my bed again for a snooze on my pillows.Usually I fold my pyjamas and lay them there but as someone had already taken their place I decided to plonk them on top of her.She briefly opened a lazy eye then carried on snoring!Really,I ask you?!

Supplies :

Image : Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Crop-a-Dile,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Ric Rac from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Heart Shaped Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Love Actually

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : More Than One (3 Heart shaped buttons,2 paper pieced parts of image – not sure if that counts tho’)

Just Us Girls : Add a Tag 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie… : Photo Inspiration 

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Stamp

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

Imagine That’s Creative Playground  : Show Us Your Heart

Our Creative Corner : Sew and Sew

Crafting By Designs : Hearts

Crafty Creations : Hearts

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Cute/Cuddly

 

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 🙂

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 😀

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

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly – I 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

 

Feeling ‘Vine’ :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is a Colour Inspiration (bit of a clue).We have the fabulous The East Wind 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 beautiful Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and,if you look carefully,there are touches of Glamour Dust on the roses in her hair,eye shadow,gloves and shoes.I created a shaped card to accommodate this beauty made up ,mostly,of pastel card with a lovely spotty paper.The lilac card has been embossed.Some ribbon and a baker’s twine threaded flower button have been added along with some rolled roses to compliment the ones in her hair.I’ve sat these on die cut flowers with an arrangement of die cut leaves.Once these were in place I fussy cut the lovely gal including the landlocked areas cut with a craft knife.Just don’t scrutinise my knife skills – lack of them…lol 😀 I popped her up on some foam pads for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image : Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Spotty DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Marianne Design Round Flower,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 & 2,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,1″ & 1½” Woodware Circle Punches,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine,Flower Button 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
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Bow
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Make It Girly
Stamp and Create : Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers : Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Flower
Crazy 4 Challenges : Leaves or a Leaf
Di’s Digis Designs : GIRLY!
A Creative Need : Textures and / or Patterns
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Buttons and Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
DRS Designs : Leaf it to Me
Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Embossing
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Lots of Layers
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

In the frame!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Frame It!We have the fabulous Inky Impressions 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 sweet Birthday Sandy by Inky Impressions.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and fussy cut so she can perch on the edge of the frame 🙂 The banners,balloons kind of encircle her too.I made a tent fold card as I haven’t done one for a while.I cut the aperture with a Go Kreate die and also used them to make the frame.I placed the patterned paper inside as it creates a nice background for her.The paper on the front gives the feel of a Birthday tea – full of treats!Once I’d finished making this card I realised the only real embellishment that’s been added is the baker’s twine!I was tempted to rummage through my stash for something else but then thought,no I like it as it is 🙂 Hope you do too?

Supplies :

Image : Birthday Sandy by Inky Impressions
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack (the sentiment is also hand cut from a sheet of this) ,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (to die cut pennants and frame) ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set,Marianne Design Creatables ‘Special’ Balloon Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Dies and/or Punches 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Happy Birthday
A Creative Romance : Girly Creations
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Use Kraft 
Hanna & Friends : Dies
Crafter’s Cafe : Girly
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/With a Twist Use Twine
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Tasty (on the backing paper)
Whimsy Inspiration : Two or more Diecuts
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges : Frame it!
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations Digi / Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty Challenge : One for Girls/Ladies
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Happy Birthday
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Party Time

Thanks for looking

Lisa x 

 

 
 

 

Gift of the Gab :)

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It’s the beginning of a another new challenge at Just Some Lines.This month we’re looking forward to seeing your Think Spring creations.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3 🙂 

Here’s the beautiful Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines .Doesn’t she look like she’s enjoying Spring?!  I thought I’d brush up (pun intended!) on my watercolouring skills – or lack of them 😉 The purpose of the exercise was supposed to be practising with Distress Inks but as I pulled the boxes out the cupboard I found my AquaMarkers.To think I’d actually forgotten I had them!So out they came to play.The beauty of these is when it came to the fine detail I just used the pens to fill it in.No worrying about going over the lines or bleeding into what’s already painted.I did actually blend out a little on her headband and ribbons with out having to change to a smaller brush 🙂 Not really sure how it turned out but Gab’s that pretty I’m sure it doesn’t matter 😉 For the card I just layered up these gorgeous papers that I try not use too much,cutting and embossing a frame  for her,and adding some piercing details to the papers.The sentiment on the stamped and die cut button seemed pretty apt 🙂 Some baker’s twine and buttons have been used to decorate.

Supplies :

Image :  Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink (I did add some Diamond Stickles but it seem virtually invisible in the pic)
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Papers : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Steel Ruler
To Embellish :  Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Welcome Spring
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Spots and Dots
Sunflower Fields Designs :  Easter or Spring
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Delicious Doodles : All Seasons In One Day (Spring)
Get Inky! : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
 Bearly Mine : Spring
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge:  Include a Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts :  Here Comes Spring
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
The East Wind Challenge: Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image (Rubber or Digi)
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

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