Globe-al Sparkle

Lots of Sparkle is the challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.What you waitin’ for get shakin’ with the glitter?!Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

You also have the chance of winning a $5 Gift Certificate!Until 12/1/2012, for every 50 new followers, DDS will pick a follower to win a gift certificate to our shop. We’ll have our first draw upon reaching 600.At this moment in time we’re up to 539.So why not pop over to Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and become a follower!

As it’s the 1st of the month (December already?!) there is a new sale statring from today.There are some new digi stamps instore too!

A big thank you to those who helped with your generous donations to Pet Pardons.A total of $78.00 will be winging it’s way to aid these poor animals.

Now onto my card.I’ve used Christmas Globe by Digi Doodle Shop and coloured it with ProMarkers.I masked the rest of the image and applied a coating of Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle after placing the image in my sophisticated ‘spray booth’…well…OK… it’s a tatty old shoe box lined with kitchen towel but it does the job.This gives the impression it has just been shaken without going to the trouble of making a shaker card.I also added a touch of glitter to the poinsettia.The glitter card I’ve used sheds by the bucket load so I applied some Crafter’s Companion Spray & Shine to seal it all in.Now it can’t get away from me!I used a Punch Around the Page set on the mat the globe is set on.The panel on the front of the image is blank so I stamped a greeting on there.The big jewel on the bow is actually a push pin.I messed up when I bought 2 packs of these thinking they were brads.I just trimmed down the back with wire cutters and set it in place with silicon glue.I die cut some  snowflakes and topped the middles with gems.Hope this is sparkly enough for you!

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Globe by Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Freebie stamp from  Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crafter’s Companion Iridescent Spray & Sparkle,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Shine, Crystal Glamour Dust 
Adhesives : Pinflair Glue Gel,Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Card & Paper : Buzzcraft White Glitter Card,Daisy & Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 DP Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around the Page Set,Decoupage scissors,Wire Cutters, Marianne Creatables Snowflake 1 Die,Big Shot
Embellishments : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones, Jeweled Push Pin from  The Works,White organza ribbon from stash.   

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Go Green
Scrap Creations : Christmas
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle : Green,Red + One Other Colour
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends : Scene (inside globe)
Hooked on Crafts : Winter Wonderland
Incy Wincy : Trees,Trees and More Trees
Ooh La La : Lots of Sparkle 
Squigglefly : Winter Wonderland
The Crazy : Stars and/or Snowflakes
The Ribbon Reel : Anything Goes 
Dream Valley : Sparkle
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas
OSAAT : Seeing Red 
2 Sisters : Holiday 
Craft Your Days Away : Buttons or Bows
Crazy 4 Challenges : Some sort of snow
Our Creative Corner : Christmas Tree
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Winter Wonderland
Phindy’s Place : Sprinkling of Snow
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas 
Aud Sentiments  : Any Winter Sentiments
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas 
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Polka Dots 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
 

How now …er… grey owl!

Yay!It’s Willow Sketchie Challenge day.My fave one of the week.It’s Anne-Marie’s debut this time and here’s her fabby sketch :

Pop along to the challenge blog to join the fun!You don’t need to use a Willow Designs image but we’d love it if you did!

The DT are showcasing the delightful All I Want for Christmas from Willow Designs. I coloured him with ProMarkers and made him grey for  a change.The trim on his hat and the snow on the ground are White Opal Liquid Pearls.I’ve teamed these dark green papers with red to give some lift and defined the edges of the image with an ink pad rather than clutter the card with another mat. I’ve embellished with some brads and ribbon from an old Christmas kit in an effort to use up my old stash!

Some challenges this card is for :

I Did It Creations : Anything Goes  
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Use Your Dies
Digital Tuesday : Celebrate the Season
Papertake Weekly : Things with Wings
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Animals
Woodware USA : Christmas,Holiday,Winter Themed Cards
Lollipop Crafts : Eyelets or Brads
Pile It On : Layer It
Crafty Catz : Ribbon

Thanks for looking 

Lisa x

Merry Christmouse

It’s CHRISTMAS at Craft Your Passion this week!Now’s the chance to join us with any last minute Festive makes!You could be in for the chance to win digi stamps from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and CoCoDingo!!And please stop by to check out the fabulous DT and GDT’s creations too.

I’ve used Mousy Christmas from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps to create my card.This little cutie has been coloured with Promarkers,had his teeth whitened with an Inssentials gel pen and his eyes,nose and bauble have been given some shine with Glossy Accents.While they were still wet I dropped a gem into the centre for some sparkle.

I chose the die because I thought it had quite an ornamental feel to it and balanced the space on the left by punching 2 holes and tying a bow.The ‘plaque’ the sentiment has been stamped on is from the same die set but I turned it sideways and trimmed the top and bottom off.I distressed all the edges to give a mousy nibbled feel.

Supplies :
Image : Mousy Christmas
Sentiment : Dovecraft Noel Wooden Stamp
Mediums : Promarkers including Metallic Gold on the top of the bauble,Glossy Accents,Inkssential White gel pen,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Papermania 8 x8 Christmas Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Eastern Ovals,Big Shot,1/8” circle plier punch
Embellishments : Papermania Gem,Dovecraft Wine 3mm Satin Ribbon 

Some challenges this card is for :

2 Sisters : Christmas
ABC Christmas : Z for zero time left – I’ve chosen D for Decoration including the extra ribbon
Allsorts : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Anything Goes
Bee Crafty : Rough Around the Edges
CES : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge : Non-traditional Christmas colours
Crafty Ann’s : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Your Choice – Challenge 60 Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog : Christmas
Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge : At least 3 DPs
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations : Anything Goes Christmas
Cutie Sunday : Christmas
For Fun : Christmas
Freshly Brewed : Christmas
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Christmas
Gingerloft : Distressing
Karber Christmas Challenge : Challenge 4
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Christmas
I Did Creations : Anything Goes
Stampin’ for the Weekend : Christmas
StampInsanity : Happy Holidays,Your Way!
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats : Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge : Celebrations
Top Tip Tuesday : Christmas Inspiration

TFL

Lisa x

Holly Bud

At Pear Tree Designs this week it’s CHRISTMAS!So here’s the chance to get into the festive mood and get those last minute cards made!!Just follow the rules on the site and take a look at the rest of the DT’s fabulous cards while you’re there.

We have One Stop Card Crafts sposoring us and they’re giving away the fantastic prize 2 £10 Gift Vouchers to spend in their online shop!!

This is also the last challenge for this year but look out for the new ones commencing 3rd January.

For my card I’ve used a Baby Buds Designs image.She’s called Holly and she was a freebie (now unavailable). She’s been coloured with Promarkers and I stippled some Snow Writer around her feet to create snow.I also painted it,slightly watered down,onto the top of her boots and her trim on the top of her hat.

Now,she was such a delight and a cutie to work with I couldn’t resist making her some friends to play with.

Supplies :
Image : Freebie from Baby Bud Designs
Sentiment : Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Mediums : Promarkers,DecoArt Snow Writer,Jet Black Archival
Papers : DP Daisy and Dandelion  A Winter’s Tale
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Cuttlebug Vintage 2 x 2 Die Set,Big Shot
Embellishments : Green brads from Dovecraft Christmas Embellishment Kit,Burgundy brads from Papermania

Some challenges this card is for :

Baby Bud Designs : Winter/Christmas
ABC Christmas : Y is for Yuletide
Oh,Alice : Red,green and one other (white)
Allsorts : Last Minute Christmas Projects
Cooking It Up With Katie : Layer me  a red Christmas
Crafty Ho’s : Red & Green
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations : Anything Goes Christmas
Daring Cardmakers : Snow much fun
ECP : Christmas
Ellephantastic : Christmas/Winter
If  The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Texture
Let’s Craft and Create : It’s Christmas
Little Red Wagon : Use a die cut
Mami Doodles : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers : Mega Christmas Challenge
Sentimental Sunday : Let It Snow
Stamp Something : Digi Day
Stamp With Fun : Xmas
Stampavie and more : Christmas
The Pink Elephant : Winter Wonderland
Totally Gorjuss : Snow
There’s Magic in the Air : Traditional Red & Geen
TFL
Lisa x

Christmas Serenity

It’s a sketch challenge this week at Craft Your Passion.Here’s Lauretta’s fab sketch :

You can turn it or flip it if you like.

There are digital images from Lauretta’s Digtal Stamps and CoCoDingo’s to be won.So check the blog for full rules on how to play and don’t forget to gain some inspiration from the DT and GDT’s fabulous work.You can also add your name to become a Guest Designer by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Here I’ve used the  beautiful Dove image from CoCoDingo as a Christmas image but it would make a serene sympathy or thinking of you type card.I’ve coloured with Promarkers,using the Blender on the dove and around the edges.The dots amongst the foliage have been coloured with a Sky Blue Copic Spica pen,altho’ the glitter doesn’t show.I’ve finished off with lots of gems…. well,because it’s Christmas!Who wouldn’t love a few sparklers this time of year?

Supplies :
Image : Dove from CoCoDingo
Mediums : Promarkers,Blender,Copic Atyou Spica,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Card & Paper : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Blue card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Sizzix Bigz Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns,Sizzlits Photo Corners #2,Big Shot,Gel Picker from Pizzazz Aplenty
Embellishments : Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel,Grossgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

ABC Challenge : J is for jewels and gems
Allsorts : Last minute Christmas cards (ALL the cards I’ve made this year are last minute – lol)
A Spoon Full of Sugar : Christmas cards
Crafts and Me : Moody Blues 
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations : Anything Goes Christmas
Dutch Dare : Christmas Card/Tag or Ornament
ECP : Christmas
Freshly Brewed : Sparkle and shine
Frosted Designs : Ribbon
Glitterbabe’s Challenge :Xmas With No Red or Green
Let’s Craft and Create : It’s Christmas
Little Red Wagon : Use a die cut
Mami Doodles : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Red and Green Must Not Be Seen
Penny’s Challenge : Merry Christmas
Simon Says : Christmas No Red or Green
Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays : Monochromatic
Stamp Something : Digi Day
Stamping with the Dragon: Make it sparkle
Stampin’ Royalty : Winter Holidays
Stamp with Fun : Xmas
Stampavie and more : Christmas
The Pixie Cottage : Sparkle and Shine
Top Tip Tuesday : Use Ribbon
Whimsie Doodles : The Winter Blues

TFL

Lisa x

Snowlar Bear

It’s a WINTER WONDERLAND over at Pear Tree Designs this week!There’s also something special going on too.As well as our sponsor The Character Cafe giving one lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in their store there is also another prize up for grabs from the DT.It’s a Goody Bag full of crafty stash to say ‘Thank You’ to all our followers who’ve been joining us over the past year.

To play along and be in it to win it check the challenge blog for full details.Whilst you’re there why not draw some inspiration from the DT’s Festive creations!

I’ve used an Imaginisce Polar Bear stamp I bought for 99p!He’s still just as gorgeous as last year.Now,to cut down on time I tend to choose a style of card and mix it up a bit with colours/papers/stamps/embellies etc. So this wil be my signature card this Christmas.I also try to come up with a design that doesn’t use up too much DP or card but still has an interesting feature.This card has some Cuttlebug embossed acetate attached to the front (‘tho it doesn’t show too well).I’ve even made some other cards with embossed vellum too just to mix it a little further.There’s little waste as I’m stamping onto the piece of card I’ve trimmed off the base.I’ve coloured him with Promarkers,using the Blender on his body to blur any harsh lines and sat him on a snowy mound of, the aptly named,Polar White Flower Soft!

Supplies :
Image : Imaginisce Polar Expressions Collection Polar Bear
Sentiment :Imaginisce Polar Expressions Collection Merry & Bright
Mediums : Memento Dew Drops in Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk,Promarkers,Polar White Flower Soft,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA glue,Inkssentials White Gel Pen (highlights on eyes and nose)
Papers & Card : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Blue and Silver Mirri from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles,Big Shot
Embellishments : Dovecraft Christmas Brad Tower,Dovecraft Navy Blue Grossgrain Ribbon

Challenges this card is for :

Alota Rubber Stamps : Snowflakes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Companion Monthly : Christmas
Challenge Up Your Life : Advent/Christmas
Winter Wonderland : Penguins or Polar Bears (oh,he’s definitely a Polar Bear!)
Crafts and Me : Dreaming of a White Christmas
Crafty Ann’s : Christmas
Lots To Do : Words
Crafty Ho’s : Any Religious Holiday
Sunday’s With Crissy : Christmas is coming
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge : Christmas Animals
Kort O Mania : Christmas Card
Secret Crafter : Christmas
Created By Hand : Christmas Countdown
Sunday Stampers: Wonderful Christmastime
Dutch Dare  : Christmas Card/Tag or Ornament
Tuesday Throwdown : Embellish it
Stampavie and more : Snowflakes
Sew Many Challenges : Snowflakes
Paper Playtime : Snowflakes
ECP : Christmas
Inky Impressions : Christmas
Paper Romance :Winter Theme
Lollipop Crafts : Welcome Winter
The Shabby Tea Room : ‘Tis the Season
Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes
Stamp ‘n Doodle : Anything Goes Winter Theme
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Snowflakes

TFL

Lisa x

Christmas with Pizazz!

It’s ANYTHING GOES at Craft Your Passion this week!!So you’re free to make whatever you choose!!

We also have some fabulous news.We are being sponsored this week by Pizzazz Aplenty.The owner Judy is very generously giving away a $15 Goodie Pack to one lucky winner!But that’s not all – for every 50 entries one person will win digital stamps from either Lauretta’s Digital Stamps  or CoCoDingo Digital Stamps!!

With all that going on you’d be mad to miss it!So what are you waiting for ?Head on over to check out full details on how to play and take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful work.

I’ve used French Cutie from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.She’s not really a Christmas stamp you could use her anytime.She just reminded me of the type of image you seeon Victorian style Christmas card with all her lacy petticoats on show.She does look wintry too,keeping her hands warm in that muff.She’s been coloured with Promarkers and her tiny buttons have been given dimension with Ruby Red Liquid Pearls.

I decided to make a rossette using some beautiful Jezebel lace from Pizzazz Aplenty.Us DT were so lucky to recieve some gorgeous goodies from the store.I can tell you first hand I was so impressed with the quality of these products.The lace cut so perfectly I didn’t feel the need to sew the edges of the rossette together once I’d pulled it into shape.I’ve also used some fabulous  red Rhinestones to adorn the die cut corner pieces.I’ve also discovered a fantastic new tool!It’s called a Gel Picker and can be found on the same page as the Rhinestones.There is also an informative guide on how to use it.I had so much fun using it and boy did it make life a LOT easier.It’s a real ‘must have’.No more trying to pick them up with with tweezers only for them to ping across the  room or trying to position them with fumbling fingers.And most important of all  – no cursing when one of the little blighters escapes just as your youngest enters the room!

Supplies :
Image : French Cutie from Lauretta’s Digital Images
Sentiment: Computer generated by me!
Mediums : Promarkers,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Paper & Card : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment, Cuttlebug Vintage 2 x 2 Die Set (corners),Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Jezebel Lace,Rhinestones both from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this card is for :

ABC Christmas : Y for Yuletide (red & green)
Alota Rubber Stamps : Snowflakes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Companion Monthly : Christmas  
Challenge Up Your Life : Advent/Christmas
Crafts and Me : Dreaming of a White Christmas
Crafty Ann’s : Christmas
Lots To Do : Words
Crafty Ho’s : Any Religious Holiday
Cutie Sunday : Red & Green
Speedy the Cat : Red & Green
Sundays With Crissy : Christmas is coming
Kort O Mania  : Christmas Card
Secret Crafter : Christmas
Created By Hand : Christmas Countdown
Dutch Dare : Christmas Card /Tag or Ornament
Tuesday Throwdown : Embellish it
Stampavie and more : Snow/Snowflakes
Sew Many Challenges : Snowflakes
Cupcake Inspirations :
Paper Playtime : Snowflakes
Delicious Doodles : Use a digi
Design Dollies : At least 5 layers
ECP : Christmas
Inky Impressions : Christmas
Karber Christmas Challenge : Christmas card
Paper Romance : Winter Theme
Lollipop Crafts : Welcome Winter
The Shabby Tea Room : ‘Tis the Season
Stamp Something : Christmas Color Combo
Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes
StampInsanity : Lucious Lace
Stamp ‘n’ Doodle : Anything Goes Winter Theme
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes
The Stampman : Any 3 colours,Christmas (red,white & green)
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Snowflakes

TFL

Lisa x

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