A clean sweep

People is the theme set for this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

I tried something different,well for me anyway!I’ve coloured this adorable Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop in sepia tones.I have to be honest and I chucked my first attempt in the bin!Oh the shame 😦 I pride myself on NOT throwing stuff away! I tried to colour her skin in just the lighter tones I’d used for her clothing but she ended up looking grey faced so I chose pinkier beige tones and I’m a lot happier with the result 😀 I used a mix of pretty floral paper with a newspaper print one.Altho’ it’s a little difficult to see the bottom strip as I suddenly decided to lay some raffia lace ribbon over it.I layered some die cut flowers and chopped ’em up so they’d add interest to the top of the card.I finished it with some Distress Inked vintage seam binding and another flower topped with a wooden button one,tied with some paper twine.

Sadly this is my last post for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Not an easy decision but sometimes you have to make those kind of choices 😦 I started with the team back in October 2010 and I’d like to say thanks to Karen and Ruth for being great DT Leaders,to all the lovely crafters I’ve met through the team and of course Judy and her Mom for creating and providing the gorgeous images. Wishing you all the best for the future 🙂

Don’t forget the DT call is open until 8:00 pm EST tonight!So get in there quick if you’re interested!

There are 2 beautiful new images in store too :

Foxgloves  and  Marigolds

Supplies :
Image : Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : ProMarkers,Old Paper,Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Papers & Card : Floral paper by Paper Adventures (discontinued that’s why I bought a load 😉 ),Newspaper print K & Co,cardstock from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch
To embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding (tinted with Old Paper Distress Ink),Wooden Flower Button (e-Bay),Cream Paper Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply Challenge : Border Punches
I Love Promarkers : Anything goes
Ruby’s Rainbow : Lace (not sure if raffia lace counts.Let me know if it doesn’t)
Craft Room Challenge : Shabby/Vintage 
Creative Card Crew : Vintage 
Flourishes : Lace & Scallops (let me know if raffia lace doesn’t count)
Paper Take Weekly : For The Girls Or Mum
Party Time Tuesdays : Monochromatic
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Shabby Chic/Vintage
Crafty Bloggers Network : Floral
Totally Stampalicious : All About Flowers
The Ribbon Reel :  Newsprint/Bookprint and Ribbons
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss : Anything goes with a button
Fairy Fun Fridays : Distress It
Hotshot Crafts : Ribbon
Jellypark Challenges : National Craft Month (colouring,Distress Inks,raffia lace,seam binding,buttons,paper twine)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Happy Birthday,blossom.

PinkGreen is the theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

There are also a couple of new things for this month at the store. Firstly there is a March Special :

Make sure you add this to your basket to receive it.

Now on to something even more exciting for Newsletter Subscribers :

For more details look HERE

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Cherry Blossom from Digi Doodle Shop.I’ve coloured with Copic Sketch Markers and blended Distress Ink around the edges whilst it was still in the Nestie.I did the same with the sentiment.I got to play with a new toy too.I used a Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page Punch on the two strips of paper down the sides.I finished the card with some punched flowers and leaves made with the same punch,just trimmed down and scored down the centres plus a few teeny gems.

Supplies : 
Image : Cherry Blossom from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment clear stamp set
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers,Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage Distress Ink
Paper & card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 4,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Stained Glass Pattern Punch All Over the Page Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp
To embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes
Pixie Cottage :   Sketch and/or anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Spring Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters : Use a digi  
Celebrate the Occasion :  Birthday (Must Use Bling)
Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Spring Time
Creative Mondays : Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : “Color Your World” (no brown or black)
Sew Many Cards :  “Let’s Punch it!”
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Non Cute
The Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi- Spring/Easter
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Happy Birthday
Fairy Tale : Spring
Aud Sentiments Challenge : “Happy Birthday”
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Spring
Delightful Challenges : Spring Colours
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Day-sy Dreaming

Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Everybody’s favourite!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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

There is also a special sale going on at the store this month :

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Don’t forget the current 99¢ Digi Deal stamps are only available until March 1st and then they will be gone forever!If see something you like grab it while you still have the chance!

I’ve used Daisy Girl from Digi Doodle Shop for my card and water coloured her with Distress Inks.I decide to make a kick stand card.Here’s how it works :

I used a Tonic Edgers 5 Punch I picked up for £2.99!I lined it up my Border Punch System to create the continuous pattern.The image is cut out with a Nestie.The papers are some more scrummy Ooh La La for Him by Mind’s Eye – LOVE ’em!I even used one of the labels from the die-cut sheet to stamp the sentiment on to :

The flower on the front was made using the instructions from this Paper Flower Tutorial on Whimsical World of Laura Bird’s blog.I did use a 1″ circle punch for the purpose of this card.It was a little fiddly and it probably didn’t help that this a thin cardstock rather than a paper but as long as you get your folds as accurate and sharp as you can then you shouldn’t have too many problems.Much the same for all paper folding really.I added a gem brad to the centre.This was another bargain.The pack was only £1.99!

Supplies :
Image : Daisy Girl from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring medium : Distress Inks
Sentiment : From a 3 Birds box of clear stamps stamped in Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & card : DP Ooh La La for Him Paper Kit by My Mind’s Eye,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv cardstock pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tonic Edgers 5 Punch,X-cut Border Punch System,Nestabilities Labels 3,Bigshot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder
To embellish : Papermania Iridescent Gem Brads

Some challenges this is for :

Inky Impressions :  Punches/Die
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Tandastamps : Daisy Daisy
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Celebrations 
Karens Doodles : Celebrate
Stamps R Us :  Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Die Cuts
Crafty Emma :  Lots of Layers, 3 or more
Fun with Shapes & More : Birthday
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Hat off to You
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Include the word ‘Happy’
Crafty Purple Frog : Flower Power
Cute Card Thursday : Flower Power!
Do You Stack Up? : Layers
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

It’sss in hisss kisss

Time to get romantic ‘cos Love is in the Air at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

There is also a special sale going on at the store this month :

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Don’t forget the current 99¢ Digi Deal stamps are only available until March 1st and then they will be gone forever!If see something you like grab it while you still have the chance!

On to my card.I’ve used Charming from the Valentines category at Digi Doodle Shop (it’s included in the sale too!) and coloured it with FlexMarkers.Maybe the colour scheme is a little unconventional for a Valentine card but as this is for my DH and I don’t think girly pinky reds smothered in love hearts are really his style it also suits this slithery pair.Plus it also gave me another chance to play with this fabby paper I picked up in a sale!I pricked the papers using the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool with a couple of different heads and added some faux stitching.The charm,which started out as a plain ol’ antique brass one ’til I added some colours with matching FlexMarkers,has been sewn on for real but loosely to still allow some movement.I wasn’t sure about colouring the charm at first but once I’d committed to it I quite liked it 🙂 Have to say I found FlexMarkers lend themselves better to this technique than my ProMarkers.Must be the brush tips that leave a streak free finish.Having decided I wanted to use a heart matting piece I quickly realised I don’t own any heart shaped dies.Not to be thwarted by such a detail I made my own templates with a Flower Soft tub and a pot of my daughter’s Clearasil pads along with a ruler for the straight part.I think they turned out pretty well and actually don’t nest too badly.To cover up any discrepancies that did occur may have occurred in my cutting out I distressed all the edges.I recycled a piece of corrugated card that packaged my beautiful Rennie Mackintosh calendar that my DH bought me as part of my Christmas present.After peeling off the top layer I roughed it up with a sanding block as well as distressing the edges.The sentiment is my own creation and I admit it!

Supplies : 
Image : Charming from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : FlexMarkers,fine tip of a Whispers Brush marker for the faux stitching
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Papers & Card : My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Him,Core’dinations  Roy G Biv pad,recycled corrugated card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,my own heart templates
To embellish : Charm from my stash coloured with FlexMarkers stitched on with We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Belli : Hearts/Valentine
Digistamps 4 Joy : One  for the  Boys
Little Red Wagon : Valentine’s Day/Love
Paper Shelter Challenge : Love is in the Air
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Love is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious :  Love and Hearts
Whimsical Wednesdays : Bringing out the Old (My Sew Easy Tool hasn’t come out of the box since Feb last year! 😦 thought I’d use it ALL the time but I do pinch the floss’s a lot to put on projects.I don’t use my stash of charms as often I should either)
Anything Goes Challenge : To The One I Love 
Craft Room Challenge :  Valentines
Deep Ocean Challenge : Love You!
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Loves Me Loves Me Not 
Stamp-N-Doodle : Romance, Love, Valentine’s
The Stamping Boutique : Valentines
Top Tip Tuesday : Valentines & Tipper Week
Tuesday Throwdown : Use Hearts
Crafty Boots :  Something Inspired by a Song Title (Cher – The Shoop Shoop Song (it’s in his kiss))
Cupcake Craft : Recycle
Digi Makeover Challenge : Be My Valentine
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge :  Valentine’s Day
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us :  Valentine/Love
Corrosive Challenges :  I {Heart} You
Creative Inspirations Paint : Someone Special
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad : Show some Valentine/Anniversary Love 
Allsorts : One or More Heart
Craft Your Days Away : Distressing
Hiding in my Craft Room : Un-traditional Valentines Day Project 
Marks Finest Papers :  Cards with at least 4 layers
One Stop Craft : Stitching real or faux
Alphabet Challenge :  Z … Zoo Animals 
Simply CreateToo : Love is in the Air
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Valentine/Love
By the Cute & Girly : Love is in the Air
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Love 
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Love is in the Air
Through the Craftroom Door : Valentine’s for a Male, NO PINK
Forever Friends : Valentine

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Thank you beary much

 

Blue & Brown are the colours we’d like to see at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

This sweet Teddy Bear can be found in On The Fun Side in the Animals category.He’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and tiny highlights have been added with a white  gel pen.I’ve used some of my all time favourite papers.I’ve added some interest with the die cut corners,raffia lace and felt flowers.I thought these would go perfectly with a soft,cuddly bear.I’ve added some of my favourite embellishments too – buttons!

Supplies :
Image : Teddy Bear from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura White  Gelly Roll Pen,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment :  From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment Clear Stamp set
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie Snellen Corner Dies,Nestabilities Classic Rectangle Large,Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large,Standard Circle Large,Classic Scalloped Circle Large,Flowers from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot,1 1/2″ Woodware Circle Punch
To embellish : Buttons from Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Raffia Lace and felt from Stash

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design :  New Beginnings or Thanks
Gingersnap Creations :  Favourite Paper
I Love Promarkers :  Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Blue and Brown
Cupcake Craftroom : Anything Goes
Sundays with Crissy :Beat the mid-winter blues ( Another card with a fair bit of blue but a cuddly bear and soft felt give a warm fuzzy feeling)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Die Cuts
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations  : Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant :  Favourite Colour/Colours
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Fuzzy Friends
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
Di’s Digis Designs : Thank you 
Secret Crafter : Anything goes with Blue
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days  : Thank You

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Nest-ling in

New Beginnings is the  theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

This challenge is pretty apt as there are lots of NEW things happening at Digi Doodle Shop too!

First off Digi Doodle Shop is now offering :

For more details click here.

And a brand new 99¢ Digi Deals category has been added.These images will only be around ’til March 1st 2012.So go grab ’em while they’re there!

There are a total of EIGHT new digi stamps in store also.

For my card I’ve used Birds Nest from Digi Doodle Shop.Although I’ve used it for a New Home card it could be applied to many different occasions.It’s been coloured with pastel pencils for a soft look and I allowed it to flow over the edge of the die cut.I chose papers that had a wallpaper feel to them and added a key charm to tie in with the theme too.The felt flowers topped with buttons also reflect the softness of the image and give a home furnishings touch.

Supplies :  
Image : Birds Nest from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From a box of stamps I bought years ago when I first started stamping
Mediums : Koh-I-Nor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor & Newton Artist’s Fixative, Summer Sky Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP form stash,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine, Martha Stewart Scallop Edger Punch,Nestabilities Labels 3,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Flower dies from Marianne Creatables Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot
Embellishments : Dovecraft Metallic Brads,Felt from eBay,Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Elastic thread from The Works,Key Charm from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Heart Song Inspirations :  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs :  Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : “What you got for Christmas” or Anything Goes 
The Pink Elephant : Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges  : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Pile It On : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes
Allsorts : New Beginnings
Di’s Digis Designs : Something New
By the Cute & Girly : New Beginnings
Cupcake Craftroom : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly :  Anything Goes with the option of New Theme
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl’s : New Beginnings
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Shiny New Year (Use something Shiny on Your Creation)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Something New
Paper Pretties :  Brads/Eyelets
Paper Shelter Challenge :  Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp -: New Something
Whimsy Inspiration :New Beginnings

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Happy Bird-tea to you

Well,it’s everyone’s favourite challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges!Yep,it’s Anything Goes!.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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

I’ve used the rather whimsical Tea Pot Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop.I’ve coloured with Polychromos Pencils.Normally I would just shade a little colour then blend it out with low odour oils thinners and a paper stump but thought I would try something different – well for me anyway!I took a few pencils in different shades of the same colour,laying down colour from dark to light,using the last to blend out.This was definitely a learning curve and I did a few issues with the amount of pressure I put on the pencils but by the end I certainly felt a bit more in control.I did use a dry paper stump to diffuse any hard edges of the grey I shaded the teapot with.Although I feel I could do better next time I am quite pleased at how pretty this card turned out 🙂

As this is the last Digi Doodle Shop Challenge of the year and my final post until after Christmas I’d like to wish my Teamies,Judy our fabulous boss and everyone who stops by my blog a very Merry one!

Supplies : 
Image : Tea Pot Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Medium : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
Paper & card : DP My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Her,Pink card from Papermania Colossal  Capsule Collection,White  scrap from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch
Embellishments : Flat back pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Grossgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays : Use Ribbon
Pollycraft : Punch It!
There’s Magic in the Air : Anything Goes PLUS Bird
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  : Anything BUT a Christmas Card
The Crafty Pad : Anything But Christmas
Fabulous Friday : Ribbon
The Stamp Man : Use a Technique new to you (shading the image fully with pencils) 
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with ribbon
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter :  The Lace Look
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
 
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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