A Christmas Bird

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†Christmas in July.We have the fabulous¬†Crafty Sentiments¬†as our¬†sponsor 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.

This cute little fella is Christmas Penguin by Crafty Sentiments¬†¬†and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.For some seasonal sparkle I’ve added some tinsel to the bobble on his hat and accents of Crystal Glamour Dust to the floating ice. I’m trying to use up all my old Christmas stash up and resisting buying more…except for a few stamps and digi’s ūüėČ These are my favourite papers that I’ve been clinging onto but now it’s time to let go…The cardstock is a past purchase too.The stamp I bought earlier this year to use for the 2014 festive season.The charms I bought¬†in big bundle from eBay the year before,and I’m still ploughing through them.I’ve hung it from some jute twine – just love this stuff ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Penguin by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : From Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Set  Holly Bright Peace 
Mediums : Copic Ciao  Markers,Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Tinsel past Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch, Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Jute twine and Charm from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Inspiration Photo (just a Christmas card Рnot taken part in the optional challenge)
Come and Get It : Christmas in July Challenge
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas¬†¬†:¬†Layer it Up
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Dies and/or Punches
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts  : Christmas in July
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : For The Birds
Fairy Tale : Use a Digital Stamp Image
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Christmas in July
Polkadoodles : Add a Little Twinkle
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬† Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas in July
Crafting By Designs : Sentiment
Creative Moments : Anything Goes РOption Use 1 Flower (just anything goes Рno option)
Divas by Design : Christmas
Hobbybook Designer Challenge :  Christmas in July
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

A tree-o of penguins

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Just a reminder that the month long Christmas or Winter challenge at¬†Just Some Lines¬†is still open.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!

I’ve made another simple card by printing the adorable Penguin Oh Christmas Tree¬†by Just Some Lines onto the base ans colouring with Polychromos Pencils blended out.For the star I’ve filled it with white gel pen and drawn a few lines around it before going over it with some shimmer chalk.For the the snowy effect on the tree I’ve traced the edges with dries white PVA sprinkled with Glamour Dust.The greeting is a freebie stamp.A couple of strips of washi tape topped with a star die cut from some pearlescent ¬†cardstock and tied with a little baker’s twine complete the card.

Supplies :

Image :  Penguin Oh Christmas Tree by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : From a magazine freebie set
Mediums :¬†Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low odour oils thinners,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Shimmer chalks (think they’re a magazine freebie too),Cosmic Shimmer Dries White PVA Glue,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Trimcraft Textured Pearlescent 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps
To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape,Dovecraft Traditional Christmas Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas¬†:¬†Whatever is urgent to make (ALL my Christmas cards have been urgent this year – lol)
My Time to Craft¬†–¬†W –¬†#227 –¬†Christmas Birds
A Creative Romance : Sparkle at Christmas
Brown Sugar : Christmas
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Happy Holidays
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :Christmas Chaos
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Christmas
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Oh Christmas Tree
Cute Card Thursday : Christmas Catch Up
Paper Crafting Journey¬†:¬†It’s Christmas Time
Sassy Studio Designs¬†:¬†It’s Beginning to look¬† a Lot like Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

Beary good wishes :)

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Let’s Play Dress Up.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy¬†as our¬†sponsor 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.

For my card I’ve used the super cute Toby SpringFairy by Stamp Fairy¬†and coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For an extra special touch I’ve paper pieced his dress and,of course,added some Glamour Dust.Ain’t he pretty?!I decided to create a card with a little white space for a change.I dug out these papers from my stash as I thought the colours would give a fresh,Springlike feel.I used one of my favourite but seldom used punches on the purple layer of card and decorated the centre of each flower with a gem.I layered up 3 different types of ribbon and topped then with a bow.The sentiment has been stamped directly on to the card base and more Glamour Dust has been applied to the stars at either end of the words.

Supplies :

Image : Toby SpringFairy  by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,E K Success Large Edger Hawaiian Flower Punch, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Various ribbons from stash,Crystal Glamour Dust

 

Some challenges this is for :

Artistic Inspirations : Ribbon or Twine
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Wings
Digi Makeover Challenge : Punches/Dies
Love to Create : Paper Piecing
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes 
Glitter n Sparkle : Use 3 of Something (Ribbons)
Great Impressions : Leave a Little Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Opus Gluei : Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Animal Antics
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings
Craft Lovin Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Beautiful Borders
Hiding in my Craft Room : Die Cuts
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†¬†Make it Sparkle
The Hobby House : Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries : Dies/Punches
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Mermaids, Fairies, Fantasy
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Fantasy
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

‘Fairy’ pleased to meet you

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Just a reminder that the Fairies 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‚Äô 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 card I’ve used Fairy – hello friend¬†by Just Some Lines¬†and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.Of course no fairy would be complete without a set of sparkly wings so¬†Crystal¬†Glamour Dust has been added.The background paper and the one the flowers are die cut from are Papermania Happy Days.The floral strip is actually a¬†length¬†of self¬†adhesive¬†fabric from the same collection.I¬†received¬†a¬†selection of the¬†papers¬†in a DoCrafts¬†Goody¬†Bag and I was so taken with this floral design I used it the most leaving me with the smallest of scraps.Recently I placed an order with an¬†online¬†craft shop and found this material in the sale section so added it in to take me over the free P&P threshold.So not only beautiful but useful too ūüôā Looking forward to using this stuff more.I die cut a swirl to echo the shape of the ¬†blade of grass in the image,then stamped and ¬†hand cut the¬†sentiment.The centers of the flowers have been embellished with some buttons to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy-hello friend by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Paper,Card & Other Material : DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Circle,Flowers cut from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Sizzix Bigz Swirls 2,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch
To Embellish : Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Crystal Glamour Dust 

 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Corner¬†:¬†“Fastener” (buttons)
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Card or Project with a Sentiment for a Girl
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Lots of Flowers
Creative Moments : Add a Sentiment
Flutterby Wednesdays : Any winged Creature
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Favourite Embellishment (buttons)
LEJ Designs : Things With Wings
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Card Mania : Lots of Layers
Cutie Pie Challenge : Magical
Digi Darla Challenge : Buttons 
Incy Wincy Designs : Things that begin with F (fairy,flourish,flowers)
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Buttons or Bows
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Sentimental Sundays¬†:¬†Use 3 Embellishments that Start w/ the letter “B” (3 buttons)
The Corrosive Challenges : All That Glitters

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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