Bearly a butterfly

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So it’s the last week of the month long Love & Hearts challenge at Just Some Lines.Well,that’s another month over!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 taken this sweet Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines and coloured her with soft pastel pencils,blended out for a softer appearance.I remembered I had this heart paper buried in my stash and just had to dig it out to use with her 🙂 I drew on some faux stitching around the edges.I punched a border down one side of the vertical strip and used some dies to cut out the bear and stamped sentiment.A couple of adhesive gems cover the holes,where you would normally place a brad,on the sentiment piece to give a prettier look.The flower has been stamped onto more of the patterned paper and cut out.A heart shaped button has been adhered to the centre to cover the round one that’s on the image and a couple of wooden leaves have been placed either side as a finishing touch.This was a last minute decision but I like it 🙂

Supplies :

Images : Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines,Flower stamp freebie from past issue of Craft Stamper magazine
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Clear Stamps Woodland Rabbits
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink, Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Self Adhesive Gems from Trimcraft The London Line,Heart Shaped Button and Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar : Love Is All Around
Di’s Digis Designs : BINGO (Digi,Gems,Stitching – real or faux)
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Love Is All Around
Card Makin’ Mamas : Stack It Up (3 or more layers)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut
4 Crafty Chicks : Things with Wings
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Dies or Punches
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown  : Anything With Wings
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Use a Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Fancy that!

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*My internet connection has been shockingly bad this week and so this post is going up late.Apologies to my Teamies.*

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Fancy Edges/Borders.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.

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Ruffles by Stitchy Bear Stamps along with Painted Garden Pack 1 by Panda Bear Designs,both available from  Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet.I’ve coloured her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and teamed the papers with kraft.I created a fancy square mat and lacy border using one of my fave PATP sets 🙂 A few punched butterflies with gem bodies have been scattered across the card.The hand cut banner sentiment was tucked in just behind this girl’s skirt.

Supplies :

Image : Ruffles by Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Clear Stamps Woodland Deer
Mediums : Copic Ciao &  Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Papermania 12 x 12 Basics Kraft Card,Painted Garden Pack 1 by Panda Bear Designs
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace,Decoupage Scissors,Unbranded Butterfly Punch
To Embellish : Gems from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Anything Goes/ Girly, Girly, Girly
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies Kraft
Delightful Challenges : Patterned Paper

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Krafty Love!

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*This has been posted late.I’ve had terrible internet connection probs.Sorry to Jenn and my Teamies.*

We’re into a new month,as well as a New Year,at Just Some Lines so that also means a new challenge!This month we are looking for your Favourite Colour Combo 🙂 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 gone for a red,white & kraft combo using the beautiful Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines,coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Love ♥ this combo – not just for Christmas!Teamed her with some magazine freebie papers layered onto white.The kraft matt for the image,which has a punched edge,and tag have been cut from another card blank to match the base perfectly.I wanted to punch some hearts into the image piece but found that all the shapes would have come out the wrong way round because of the way you had to insert the card 😦 After digging around I rediscovered a box of corner punches I purchased from a catalogue some years ago and I think this one works wonderfully!Simply added a glittery red button threaded with some jute twine -just adore this stuff 😀 – to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Raspberry Road Freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Heart Corner Rounder Punch unknown brand
To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Jute Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
 Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes/Pearls or Buttons
Crafty Boots :  Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge : Red + Kraft
Victorine Originals : 3 Layers
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Think pink and be rosy

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Think Pink.We have the fabulous Dilly Beans 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.

For my card I’ve use the gorgeous Elly Framed by Dilly Beans and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I managed to scrape together the last of my usable pink papers and card to layer a background for her.Phew!I’ve  added some pretty Shimmer Dome Stickers – love their sparkle 🙂 Along with some recycled ribbon and a leftover piece of Raffia Lace.The rolled roses were made from spiral cutting a 1″ punched circle and I’ve placed a couple of die cut leaves in pink,of course 😉 The sentiment has been stamped onto a tab I’ve created from a trimmed down die cut.So one very pink creation!

Supplies :

Image : Elly Framed by Dilly Beans 
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet BlackArchival Ink
Papers & Card : DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Decoupage scissors,Quilling Tool
To Embellish : Papermania Pink Shimmer Dome Stickers,Ribbon recycled from towel bale wrapping,Pink Raffia Lace leftover from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes 
That Craft Place : Think Pink
The Squirrel & the Fox : Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Anything Goes 
Hiding in my Craft Room : Color It
Inkspirational : Anything Goes
The Hobby House : Roses
 A Creative Romance : Pink
Alphabet Challenge : R for Roses
4 Crafty Chicks : Layers
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Flowers
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Frame It
Crafty Creations : Sparkle and Shine
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Use Lace
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Totally A-tealing!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Totally Teal.We have the fabulous Saturated Canary as our sponsor 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 chosen the gorgeous Cerridwen by Saturated Canary and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,adding just the merest hint of lip shine with a white gel pen.I have to admit I’ve never been brave enough to colour one of these amazing images before :s …even tho’ I have a few.I really wanted to do a good job and once I stopped putting pressure on myself enjoyed the whole process 🙂 And isn’t what it’s supposed to be about?I will definitely have to colour more of these now and it’s taught me a lot on how to improve too.Altho’ I might not have done as a grand a job as some of the more able colourists out there I’m still quite pleased with the result.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful My Mind’s Eye papers (aren’t they all?) that seemed to fit the bill and rather luckily I’d stocked up on this card I found at my local craft warehouse.I picked up a Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,one of the newest colours,there too 🙂 I cut a tiny strip of the floral paper and took the colours for the butterflies on the image and die cut flourishes from there.I prettied up the punched butterflies with some gems.I had actually planned to make the base card in the same shape as the layers but could I find my 8 x 8 card blanks?No,I could not…until I’d finished my card and tidied everything away!Typical!lol…Anyway this is my card and just hope I’ve done this gorgeous gal justice 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Cerridwen by Saturated Canary
Sentiment : From the Dawn Bibby Woodland Butterfly clear stamp set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad Teal Zeal 
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Teal card from my local craft warehouse,Golden yellow and Tan card from Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nellie’s Multi Frame Borders 2,Grand Calibur,Sizzix Bigz Swirls 2,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,X-Cut Guillotine
To Embellish : Yellow gems from Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar :  January : What’s new? (papers,card,image)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Punch it (butterflies)
Fairy Tale : My newest stamp (Do digi stamps count?If not please delete my entry)
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday : Diamonds are forever
Saturated Canary Challenge : Inspired by a Movie – The Butterfly Effect
Crafting By Design : Use alcohol markers
Crafts and Me : Something new  (papers,card,image)
Divas by Design : Girly
Stamp n Doodle : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Fancy edges
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 5.Fancy Text,6.Flight,8.Flowers
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Girl
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Card Mania : Girly
Dream Valley Challenges : Girls, Girls, Girls
Glitter n Sparkle : Sentiment 

 
 
Some exciting news!Our dog has had a puppy…well,adopted one…er…OK it’s not real.It’s Sizzles from Charlie and Lola!
 
 
 
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My kids like to pretend he is her puppy and when they ‘abandoned’ her to play in the snow she snuggled up to Sizzles instead.
She’s such a sweet.She’s part ‘scary’ Staffie and part not so scary Whippet.But I like to call her a ‘Whiffie’.Which suits her very well!lol
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Looking rosy

Just For You is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous Mami Doodles as our sponsor too.Please check out the rules on how to play along over at the challenge site.Don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful DT and GDT’s inspiration while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Lara with Roses from Mami Doodles.She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.The papers were a freebie Kate Knight pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I used some coordinating card to pick out the colours in the image and papers.I’ve also used several dies and punches along with a Papermania embossing folder.I’ve added some gems and thread to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Lara with Roses from Mami Doodles
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers in ,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Kate Knight freebie pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Collossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch, Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Tonic Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2 and Ovals 2,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large and Classic  Scalloped Circle Large,Papermania Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : 4mm,3mm,2mm Clear Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss Aqua

Here are some challenges this card is for :

The Crafty Pad  : Lots of Texture
Dream Valley : Summer Theme
I Did It Creations : Floral
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Favourite Technique (colouring – especially with my new Copics!)
Crazy 4 Challenges : Summer Themed
One Stop Craft : Summertime
Totally Gorjuss : Summertime
Card Makin’ Mamas : Summertime
Aud Sentiments: Sentiment with at least 2 words
Charisma Cardz : All About Flowers
Stamp Insanity : Anything Goes 
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open challenge
Stampavie and more : More than 3 layers
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean : Cards
Scrap Creations : Summer
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Square cards

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A froggy thank you

At Craft Your Passion this week we have a colour challenge of Red,Green and Cream.For full details on how to play along please visit the challenge blog.While you’re there take a look at the beautiful DT and GDT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used Frog and Watering Can from CoCo Dingo.Because this card is cut from Nestabilities Labels 1 it’s quite a dinky card the image is quite small so I used Polychromos Pencils to colour the image.To finish the card I used a Martha Stewart Flower Stamp and Punch with some threaded buttons in the centres.

A different view.

Supplies :
Image : Frog and Watering Can from CoCo Dingo
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer set
Mediums : Polychromos Pencils,Ivy Cottage Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Paper & card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,cream card blank from my stash
Tools : Nestabilities Labels 1,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Martha Stewart Flower Stamp and Punch,Big Shot
Embellishments : Making Memories Primaries Brads,buttons and thread from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Allsorts : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Anything Goes
CES : Anything Goes
Crafty Ann’s : Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away : Punch it out
Die Cut Dreams : Girlie
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes 
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
For Fun : Anything Goes
Simon Says: Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes

 TFL

Lisa x

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