Cake,me old china?

We have a fabby sketch by Claire and theme of Add Embossing Dry or Heated over at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.Here’s Claire’s sketch :

You can use either the sketch or theme.Even both!You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!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 chose these papers to go with Polly Pickleberry.They remind me so much of blue and white china (hence the the title of my post.Appologies to those who don’t know Cockney Rhyming Slang.China Plate means Mate).The papers are Cool Meadows Paper Collection and the Digital Stamp image is from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom.Both are available from Willow Designs.After colouring the image with ProMarkers I dabbed over the whole thing with a VersaMark pad and gave it sprinkling of clear embossing powder.I then gave it another layer followed by a top layer of holographic powder.I have to admit I wasn’t sure at first but it has kinda grown on me and will probably do it again.?The buttons started out plain but I did the same to them.Yep,even coloured ’em with ProMarkers.You do have to make sure the holes don’t clog up with powder especially if you want to thread them!

Supplies : 
Image : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,VersaMark
Papers & Card : Cool Meadows Paper Collection by Willow Designs, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Heat Tool
To Embellish : Heart-shaped Wooden Buttons and Thread from stash,Debbie Moore Clear Gloss embossing powder,Heat It Up Holographic Embossing Powder

Some challenges this is for :

Craft Room Challenge : Bling & Glitter/Sparkle 
Party Time Tuesdays :  Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle : Embossing
Lollipop Crafts : Anything goes
Di’s Digis Designs  :  Emboss it
Drunken Stampers : I’ll Drink to That
Crafty Emma : 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Buttons
Pattie’s Creations :  Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Wheely vintage

We have a sketch for you to follow at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week :

To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

I really wanted to work with this fabulous 1930 Roadster from Digi Doodle Shop.It’s such a classic guy’s image.As you can see I had to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the sketch to accommodate it.I watercoloured it using Tea Dye Distress Ink ,adding a little Vintage Photo to darken the tyres, then applied some around the edges too.Once it was dry I clear embossed and when cool I bent the card to make cracks appear.I rubbed it over with more Distress Ink to bring them out and for a more shabby look.I did the same to the sentiment I printed on the computer.I took a piece of patterned paper, screwed it up (how could I ?!),gave it a rub over with Distress Ink,then roughened the edges allowing it to tear in one place (more paper abuse!).The angled panel and die cut cogs were passed through an embossing folder and even more ink was applied.To give a softer look I spritzed it lightly with water and dabbed it gently with a tissue.I’m so glad I did this.I usually pluck die cuts straight from the machine and plonk them onto my card.Doing something like this just adds so much more interest.I’d like to think this card demonstrates that you can use the same creative techniques for digi stamps that are applied to rubber stamps.

Supplies :
Image : 1930 Roadster from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Created by me using Microsoft Word 2010
Mediums : Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink,Versamark,Debbie Moore Clear Gloss embossing powder
Card & Paper : DP K & Co,brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,heat gun,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Large Classic Oval and Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles,Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Gadget Gears,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks embossing folder,Big Shot
Embellishment : Dovecraft 8mm Round Brads Earthtones
Some challenges this card is for :
Blogger’s Challenge : It’s Manly,Baby!
If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : For the Men!
2 Sisters : For a Guy
Catch the Bug : It’s a Man’s World
Craft Your Days Away : Monochrome
Little Claire’s : Cards for Men
Dream Valley Challenge : Father’s Day
Ooh La La : Father’s Day/Special Man  
Simon Says Stamp and Show : Some Metal
Stamp-N-Doodle : Masculine Theme No Flowers
Pile It On : Show Me Some Metal
Everybody Art : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Masculine Card
House That Stamps Built : Watercolour
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Card for a Male
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as I’ve enjoyed making it.


Lisa x

Roses in blue-m

The theme for this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is Wedding.So we’d love to see your cards and creations for this one.One lucky winner will get a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.For some beautiful inspiration please take a look at the DT and GDT’s work.

I’ve used Heart Felt Roses from Digi Doodle Shop  for my card.I’ve coloured it with ProMarkers.I was very brave and cut out the middle using a craft knife and some of the small flowers have been cut out and layered with Glue Gel.I printed the sentiment onto vellum and quickly heat embossed it before the ink dried then hand cut it into a banner.I gave a lacy feel to the papers with a punch before adding some real lace and a flower/rossette  with a heart shaped brad in the centre.

This is for my son’s teacher who’s getting married this half term.

Supplies :
Image : Heart Felt Roses from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Made on the computer by me
Mediums : ProMarkers,Pinflair Glue Gel,Debbie Moore Siver Embossing Powder
Papers & Card : Flora DP K & Co,Blue card and White Vellum from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Decoupage scissors,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch
Embellishments : Lace and Brad from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Lace
Cheerful Stamp Pad : A Special Reason
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes 
Paper Playtime : Digi Monday with Wedding/Love theme
Woodware USA : Use a forgotten embellishment (heart brad)
Delicious Doodles : Lovely Lace
A Spoon Full of Sugar : Flower Power
Stamp Something : Use a sentiment
Everybody Art : Flags/Banners
Scrap Creations : Blue,Yellow,Green
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Punch It Out
Divas by Design : Florals
Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.


Lisa x