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

 

Looking cool and krafty,buddy

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet 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.

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I’ve coloured up the super BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet with Copic Ciao Markers.You may be able to just make out the 3D Crystal Lacquer on the lenses of their shades 😉 Thought I’d go with a double layer of kraft topped off with a geometric black and white patterned paper for a masculine feel.A few red eyelets added to the corners to tie in with the image and for a splash,but not too much,of colour.The sentiment I made myself in Word 🙂 This is for my DS2’s Birthday in September…I do like to try and keep ahead!

Supplies :

Image : BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Kraft from stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Friends Challenge  : Animals/Birds

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : One For The Kids

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Use Die Cuts/Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge : For The Love of Pets

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

‘Owl’ be thanking you ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis 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.

As soon as I saw this owl image in the Teacher’s Pet set by Deedee’s Digis I just knew I had to make some kind of book style card.The idea for this one came from here at Card-Making-Magic.Of course,this pre-coloured image is one of a few images you get (in different formats),along with a couple of papers and several sentiments!Great value 🙂 I added a bookplate die cut containing one of the sentiments attached with eyelets,a baker’s twine tied paperclip and an extra large eyelet.This is for one of my DS2’s teachers and it’s his last year at Primary School before he starts ‘Big School’ in September.It’s also kind of an end of an era for us as he’s our youngest.He has 2 part time teachers and a teaching assistant.So I guess I will using the rest of this fab kit to make a couple more of these style cards 😉

Supplies :

Image,Sentiment & Papers : Teacher’s Pet by Deedee’s Digis

Card Blank : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6

Medium : Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Tools : X-Cut Steel Ruler,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Large,Sizzix Bigz Bookplate,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Big Bite

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets,We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Eyelet (part of a job lot from QVC a few years ago),Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Alphabet Challenge : K is for Kind Thoughts

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Get In Shape

City Crafter Challenge  : Woodland Animals

Creative Card Crew : Die Cuts 

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A Dino-mite day :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

Aren’t these just the most cute fun dinosaurs you could wish to meet?!They’re from the Tiny Dinos set by Doodle Pantry.As with all their sets you get so much in them 😀 Here I’ve printed the dinos onto some of the patterned papers included with them.I’d already printed them onto card as I wanted extra stability once they were fussy cut.Their eyes and the spots on the stegosaurus have been paper pieced.The spots have even been done so with spotty paper  😉 I die cut some hills for them to play on and the sentiment,which is also included,has been cut with a stitching edged die.A couple of eyelets have been used to embellish.The dinos and the sentiment have been popped up on foam tape for dimension.Yeah,I know I’ve backed the scene with white rather than a sky blue.That’s for more contrast against the kraft and the card the sentiment is mounted on 🙂

Supplies :

Images,Sentiment and Patterned Papers : All from Tiny Dinos by Doodle Pantry

Cardstock : White & Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes

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

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

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

Crafty Time : Punches or Dies

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Layer It Up

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

SLS Lines Challenge : Use Die Cuts or Punches

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Use Pattern Paper

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : We’re Going Dotty

Deep Ocean Challenge : Two Stamped Images

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bear-ly Time to Relax ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments Designs 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 Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Polychromos Pencils to add some texture to his fur and the wooden tub his bathing in.A few white gel pen highlights have been thrown into the mix along with some gloss to the bubbles and spilt water.I chose some First Edition papers that reminded me of wallpaper patterns along with a woodgrain one from another set.I was going to use an embossing folder of the same pattern but it seems to have gone AWOL!A Gromlet – or Wallace & Gromlet as I like to call them 😉 – and some hairy twine (always good for hairy men’s cards) have been added.Just love these alaphabet stamps 😀 Well,that’s another Father’s Day card ready.

Supplies :

Image : Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Woodgrain from First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting and layering)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch.Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Layers

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Animals (just Animals)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Layers

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Many Layers

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Color an Image

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Thanks old bean :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis 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.

As Father’s Day is looming here in the UK I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a little gift using Jellybean Prayer by Deedee’s Digis .These are my DH’s favourite jelly beans.He’s not big on sweets but he loves these plus the added bonus is they’re easily obtainable from my favourite discount store 😉 I adapted and remeasured a Test Tube Holder idea.Boy,it wasn’t easy for someone who’s mathematically challenged but I got there in the end.I had to add an extra piece for the back panel as with having to enlarge it to accommodate the tube the card just wasn’t long enough.The rest is pretty simple.Just a couple of papers from the set (there’s LOADS in this kit),a pre-coloured image and the sentiment is one I made up.There is a similar one,along with a lovely prayer,in the set but it didn’t quite match this occasion.A pair of eyelets to attach said sentiment and we’re good to go 😀

Supplies :

Image & Papers :  Jellybean Prayer by Deedee’s Digis

Sentiment : Made in Word by me

Card : Black American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nestabilities  Standard Circles Large & Small,Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything But a Card

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

That Craft Place : No Cards

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes (no cards)

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Use Kraft Card

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Something Yummy to Eat or Drink

Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Sweet Treats

Little Claire’s : April – Use Kraft Card

Polkadoodles : Anything But Square

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Christmas Kisses

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I’m guesting for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge again 🙂 To enter the December Tag It! Challenge you need to create a tag.The other stipulation is that you must use a Just Some Lines image.But with so many beauties in the store it wouldn’t be difficult to choose!My card,along with other wonderful inspiration and extra details on how to enter,can be found on the Just Some Lines Blog too.

This is Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines.She’s been printed onto kraft card and coloured with Polychromos Pencils.The tag and layers have been created with a Go Kreate die set as the tag dies I have weren’t really big enough but I think this shape works well.The patterned paper is a freebie,The sentiment was stamped and cut with one of my tag die sets.A strip of natural hessian ribbon has been placed behind Amber to give some texture.To keep with the rustic element some jute twine has been threaded through the top of the tag along with some ribbon that has been recycled from last years Christmas cake 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad from last year,Cardstock from stash

Tools :Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Natural Hessian Ribbon,Jute Twine & Ribbon from stash, We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything but a Card

Crafty Boots : Merry Christmas

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Anything but a Card

Get Creative Challenges : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

Lacy Sunshine : Holiday Joy

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team : CHRISTMAS but not a card

Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas Red & Green

The Craft Garden : Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colours!

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Christmas Tags

A Crafty Mess : Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours

Craft for the Craic : Favourite Christmas Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Tags with Ribbon or Trim

C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas

House That Stamps Built : Anything but a Card

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Holidays

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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