A Fair-y Amount of Candy ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Bingo!(check blog for board).We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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 sweet and adorable Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand¬†by¬†Aurora Wings.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and of course,as she’s a fairy,the obligatory glitter in the form of Stickles this time.After seeing a hexagonal box made on a Candy Punch Box Board,which I don’t have,I wondered if there would be a way round that?!With much fiddling with dimensions to get the size I wanted and a long reach heart punch I managed it.I stuffed it with some yummy Halloween sweets ūüôā¬†Even tho’ we give away goodies to the Trick or Treater’s that come to our door I usually make a little something extra for my own kids.Altho’ given the angle the photo has been taken at the tag with the fairy on looks very much larger IRL it isn’t!But I don’t mind as it showcases this lil’ beauty off a treat – or shouild that be Trick or Treat! ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand by Aurora Wings
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Diamond Stickles
Paper  & Card: Best Creations Inc. Trick or Treat range,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Wescott Heart Long Reach Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : Paper Raffia Ribbon from stash,Hexagonal We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle :  Halloween
Lacy Sunshine : Include a Hat
Opus Gluei¬†:¬†Ghostly Things Going On ( not very ghostly but Halloween – if it doesn’t fit feel free to delete)
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!
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic : Something suitable for a child
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Halloween
Creative Corner : Halloween
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween
Sweet 7 Challenge Blog : Halloween
C.R.A.F.T. : Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Cute Card Thursday : Trick or Treat
Hanna & Friends : Halloween
MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Sassy Studio Designs : NOT, Hip to be Square (any shape but square)
Creative Moments : Anything goes/ Halloween / Spellbound / Fairytale
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes/ Halloween
Stampavie and More : Anything but a Card
Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Ooh La La Creations : The Witching Hour
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Halloween
The Crazy Challenge : Spooky Nights
Whoopsi Daisy : Halloween

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

Stars and stripes

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is On the Move/Transport.We have the fabulous¬†QKR Stampede and The Robin’s Nest¬†as our¬†sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Here we have the fantastic Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp¬†by¬†¬†QKR Stampede¬†¬†reaching for the stars.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with dots of silver gel pen on the rivets on both the rocket and his collar.The stars have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for some subtle sparkle rather than all out girly glitz.¬†Of course,apart from loving dogs (especially my girl¬†‚ô•) they are my favourite make of boots so¬†for me he was the ultimate choice¬†ūüôā¬†Also this will be for my DS2’s Birthday in September.Gotta stay ahead!!Plus he’s pretty enamoured with dogs too – don’t know where he’s got that from ūüėČ Glad I found these papers.They’re just great for masculine projects and I like the colour palette too.There’s a nifty woodgrain pattern and a couple of florals thrown in as well ūüôā Some die cut stars wound with silver cord and some eyelets to go with the rivet theme have been added to embellish.

Supplies :

Image :  Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp by QKR Stampede
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers, Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Frosted Lace Stickles,Sakura White Souffle Pen (highlight on rocket),Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink 
Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)
Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Star Corner Punch from an unknown brand set in my stash,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish : Small Silver Eyelets (1/8″) and Silver Elastic Cord from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals
Catch The Bug  : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Stars or Stripes or Both
Eclectic Ellapu : Furry Friends
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Cut it Up :¬†Twilight (hope I got this right – if not I won’t be offended if you delete my entry)
Fairy Tale : Something for/with/from a child
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Anything Goes with Markers
Polkadoodles : Red, White or Blue
Quick Quotes : Use Stars on your Project
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : For The Boys / Men
The Stamping Boutique : Stars & Stripes
 4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Reach for the Stars
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Creative Moments : Anything goes/Celebrations
Animal Friends Challenge : Dog and/or Cat
Cards Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp 
Creative Card Crew : Masculine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Many Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Tag!Ouch,you’re it!

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Just a reminder that the Create a Tag challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image  to enter and one random winner will get 4 digi stamps of their choice.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

For my tag I’ve used the sweetest Little hedgehog¬†by Just Some Lines¬†and coloured him with Polychromos pencils,blending the sky and grass with low odour oils thinners.The tag itself has been cut and created from an Ornate Frame die using this rather lovely corrugated card.I matted it¬†with¬†some pretty glittered First Edition paper ūüôā The hedgehog was cut fom another die in the set then trimmed down partly to suit the shape of the image and also so¬†that¬†the paper was still allowed to show.I hand cut the layer he is sitting on as I wanted to add just a little definition to him.I dug out a variety of metal embellishments to tone in with the pale aqua card.I tied some paper raffia through the top and flattened some more out to die cut two flowers.I offset them slightly before adding the brad.I love that this stuff has a mind of it’s own so that it tries to curl back up and gives a nice shabby(ish)¬†effect.Of course I had to play with my new Dymo again ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Little hedgehog by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Created with my new Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Colouring Medium : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
Paper & Card : DP Trimcraft First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Paper Pack,Pale Aqua Corrugated Card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Ornate Frame,X-Cut Dielicious Petal Posies Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Shaped Eyelet,Dovecraft Flower Brads Bright,Papermania Brads Blues

Some challenges this is for :

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†¬†Die Cuts
Oozak : Anything goes with Spring
Brown Sugar : Greeting
Hotshot Crafts : Anything but a Card
Stampin With The Dragon :Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Dies/Punches
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Animal Magic
Simon Says Stamp РAnything Goes
Stampavie and More : Tag
Whimsy Inspiration : Add Some Metal
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Tag
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door :  Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday¬†:¬†Tag You’re It – Make a tag or use a tag
Incy Wincy Designs  : Anything But a Card
Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Stop ‘foaling’ around!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Gone Country.We have the fabulous DRS Designs and Doodle Pantry as our sponsors too. Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the wonderful¬†Silhouette Horse¬†by DRS Designs and created the illusion of him galloping off into the sunset with Distress Inks.I chose to use a hazier,more tranquil effect¬†rather than dramatic¬†orange and purple shades.I started with a light dusting of Scattered Straw before adding the ‘Sun’ mask then built up the layers of colour.For the clouds I¬†swirled¬†a waterbrush¬†over the areas I wanted to remove colour from and dabbed the ink away with a tissue.Next I added shadows back in by watercolour painting with¬†Broken¬†China and Scattered Straw.This is my first attempt¬†and¬†I’m quite pleased with the results ūüôā All edges have been inked with¬†Vintage¬†photo and then distressed.I punched a fence along the bottom panel then adhered a strip of jute ribbon onto it.It’s gotten a little scruffy due to me not being careful enough when storing it but I think it adds to the rustic charm ūüėČ The boots are cut from a sheet of paper from the same collection as is the sentiment.Once the sentiment was mounted I set some eyelets and threaded some thin hairy string I salvaged from a clothing tag.Lastly I added some of my favourite screw top brads that I try not to use…lol ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Silhouette Horse by DRS Designs
Medium : Distress Inks in Scattered Straw,Dried Marigold,Tumbled Glass,Broken China,Vintage Photo
Papers & Card : DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x 8 Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Fence Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Antique Copper Screw Top Brads,Small eyelets,Jute Ribbon and Hairy String from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :Tags or sentiments/Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes 
Freshly Brewed : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions :Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Try something new (sky created with Distress Inks)
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : New Technique  (sky created with Distress Inks)
Scrappy Frogs : Try Something New (sky created with Distress Inks)
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Such a ‘tweet’ couple

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It’s the first challenge of the year at Just Some Lines!And it’s Something New.This could be some newly acquired stash or for a new occasion (New Baby,Home etc…).From now on only projects made with¬†Just Some Lines¬†images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to¬†Just Some Lines¬†to find out all the details.While you‚Äôre ¬†there don‚Äôt¬†forget to get inspired by the DT‚Äôs creations.

For my card I’ve used the delightful Wedded Bliss (birds)¬†and coloured them with ProMarkers,added white gel pen highlights and ¬†inked¬†the edges.The heart with the sentiment is actually a pocket with a hidden message tag inside,with computer generated wording.

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So it looks like I’ve followed the theme then… a new life together.Wait!There’s more.Of course with the many craft sales that are taking place ATM I managed to pick up the pad the papers are from for a small,tidy sum.Yeah,more papers.I wonder if I’ll ever use them all? The heart dies are also a new acquisition too.Have to admit not being a romantic,girly type I’ve never owned anything crafty that’s¬†heart shaped¬†except a teeny punch when I first started cardmaking and a border die that I rarely use.Now I can see these being so useful ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Wedded Bliss (birds) by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Made by me!
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Summer Sky Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Princess Fairytale,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish: We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Flat Backed Pearls and ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

CCEE Stampers : New Toys(new craft supplies)
Craft Us Crazy : Something New and/or Inspiration Photo
Crafty Ribbons : New Beginnings
Delightful Challenges : Add Hearts
MilkCoffee Challenge : New Beginnings
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New
For Fun Challenges : Birds
Freshly Brewed: Anything Goes
I love Promarkers :Tag
Penny’s Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Celebrations
Creative Craft Challenges : New Beginnings
Digital Tuesday : New Beginnings
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations :  Something New
LEJ Designs : Something New
Papertake Weekly¬†:¬†Happy New…..
Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Peach & Blue
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers 
Incy Wincy Designs : Something New
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Use Ribbon
Stamp and Create : Love
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a Tag or Sentiment/Anything Goes
Avadares : Valentines Day or Love
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : For the Birds
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Add a Tag or Sentiment/Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Ribbon
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†: Celebrations

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Bearly’ time to do the garden!

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It’s the lovely Dawn’s turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is In the Garden.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used¬†Taking a snoooooze digital stamp¬†by Willow DesignsWho wouldn’t rather catch 40 winks than mow the lawn etc. – me for one ūüėȬ†I’ve trimmed it down using a nestie and the Out-of the-Box technique to allow his newspaper to dangle over the edge.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and 3D Crystal Lacquer has added shine to the lenses on his specs.I was very naughty and picked up this New Leaf ¬†pad at my local craft warehouse.One thing I wasn’t buying this year was MORE papers to add to the copious amount I already own…but…when they’re half price you have to to don’t you?Don’t you?!And of course I had to pick up a Boho Chic one as well ūüôā Not one to pass up on a bargain,especially a crafty one!I added an embossed piece of cardstock to break up the patterns and¬†wrapped it with some natural raffia.Altho’ this is meant to be a Christmas design folder I think it works well with garden/nature themed cards all year round.The sign is die cut and stamped with a sentiment,the brads are purely for decoration.The snap is from a set I bought in a craft sale last Summer,well 2¬†actually as they were a good price, and it’s the first time I’ve used one!They do go beautifully with these¬†papers tho’ so I’m sure they will get out and about more ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Taking a snoooooze dgital stamp by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concept Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Quikutz Sign Post Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Edger Punch Traditional Scallop,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Natural Raffia from stash

 

Some challenges this is for:

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly¬†:¬†¬†Happy New….. (paper pad)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Tuesday Throwdown :  Shiny & New (paper pad)
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner¬†:¬†Manly Cards
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Something New (paper pad)
Opus Gluei : Free for All
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Crafty Calendar¬†:¬†January¬†what’s new? (paper pad)
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†: Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something new (paper pad)
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fussy and Fancy : Furry Friends
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†Something New (paper pad)
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (paper pad)
Crafty Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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