Now that’s magic!

The theme at Craft Your Passion this week is It’s Magical!We’re sponsored by the talented Didge’s Doodles.For further details on how to play along and for some fabulous inspiration from the DT and GDT’s please visit the challenge blog.

I’ve used Hatched Dragon by Didge’s Doodles.I’ve coloured the image with some Copic Sketch Markers.I was so,SO lucky to win this set from Stamp Something Challenges.I still can’t believe it!They’re the new set of 12 colours. I wanted to use them so badly but was a bit limited as I usually like to achieve depth in my shading when using ProMarkers.So the combinations may be a little quirky and the shading not as deep but the colours do tone well with the papers.I’m still a happy,lucky bunny!I’ve already started looking at adding to them but the prices in the UK are pretty steep.It’s more likely I’ll be going for a set of Ciao’s.Apart from being a bit easier on the pocket I’m not really up on the differences …. if anyone has any advice I’d be grateful.Anyways,back to the card.As this will be a Father’s Day card from my youngest I’ve kept it fairly simple.Just added a punched border (I usually cheat when it goes behind something .Instead of being continuous  I only use the amount of card that shows.I’m frugal,me!) ,some die cut corners and some star gems I’ve had aaaaages.I thought this sentiment suited the image but I will add a Father’s Day message  inside.

Supplies :
Image : Hatched Dragon by Didge’s Doodles
Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion Clearly Hand Stamped Kit by 3 Birds
Mediums : Copic Sketch Marker Pen Set of 12 EX-5 (BG53,BG70,E18,YG61,YR30),Bamboo Leaves Memento Dew Drop ink pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co 6 x6 Hopscotch pad,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edger Punch,Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners #2
Embellishments : From Papermania Gem Caddy

Some challenges this is for :

Crazy 4 Challenges : Masculine cards
Little Claire’s : Cards for Men
Secret Crafter : A Male Card
Alphabet Challenge : Father’s Day or a Card For a Male
Fussy and Fancy : Card for a Male
Mami Doodles : Card for a Boy/Man
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Stamp Man : Boys and Men
Stamp Something : Something Punched
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Masculine
Craft Us Crazy : Father’s Day and/or Masculine colours/theme
Paper Play : Father’s Day/Man’s card
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl : Masculine
StampInsanity : Masculine
Amber’s Crafts and Stuff : Special Man
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : On the wings of a …
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Punch It
Sisterhood of Crafters : Celebrating Dad/Man in your life
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Men Only
Creative Inspirations : Card for Dad/Man in your life
Here Come the Boys : Mythical & Magical
Sentimental Sundays : Father’s Day or Masculine card

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


Lisa x


Cute as a cupcake!

It’s Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion this week.So pop along and play for more details and the chance to win some fabulous prizes!Don’t forget to take a peek at the  beautiful DT and our new GDTs for this month’s cards.

We have three great sponsors too – Stamping Dragon Designs,Didge’s Doodles and Pizzazz Aplenty!

For my card I’ve used the cute Mom’s Cupcake from Didge’s Doodles.She is only 13 years old and also the daughter of Shell my fellow DT member at Craft Your Passion.Such a cute cupcake!I’m sure you’ll agree she’s one talented young lady.

Mom's Cupcake

I have to stress this is how it comes.I added the frame and stamped the wording.

Now,I’ve seen some frame stamps with wording that can be inserted into the gap and I was tempted to buy them.Then it hit me – why not create my own frames!I have the tools for the job.A fineliner pen,a ruler and oodles of sentiment stamps.It also means I won’t be restricted to just the size of the stamps,I can customise to fit any image.I marked out and drew the frame then inserted the sentiment in the space.The cupcake case  has been coloured with Promarkers.On a second image I coloured the cherry,sprinkles and hearts with Promarkers too.Using a Snow Marker I filled in the area around these.I actually gave it two coats,allowing it to dry inbetween.Once it was fully dry I gave it a blast with my heat gun,making it puff up just like fluffy icing.Once it had cooled I glued some gems into the round sprinkles and applied some Glossy Accents over the cherry and the rest of the decorations on the cake so they didn’t get lost amongst the icing.I mounted it on foam pads but stuck the cherry down flat to give the impression it was nestling in the icing.Yummy!

Supplies :
Image : Mom’s Cupcake from Didge’s Doodles
Sentiment : Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design set
Mediums : Promarkers,Letraset Fine Line Pen,Snow Marker,Glossy Accents,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Papers : Basic Grey Cupcake Collection
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Heat Gun,Metal Ruler,Gel Picker
Embellishments : 3mm and 4mm Red Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes Weekly
Creative Belli :Jewelry
The Paper Variety :
Paper Play : Stamp it out
Raise the Bar : Hearts
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Hearts
Stamp Something : February Digi Day
Stamping with the Dragon : Anything Goes
Tellen’s Place : Hearts
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge :Bling,Bling
OSAAT : Do It With A Digi


Lisa x