A sign you’re getting old?!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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.

I just couldn’t resist the cheeky Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs.He’s been printed out onto Desert Storm Kraft Card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils along with some white gel pen.All edges have been Distress inked and roughed up with a Paper Distresser.The snake skin strip is actually a piece of an old belt,trimmed to fit the card.This will be a Birthday card for my Hubby.Not that I’m saying he’s getting old LOL 😛

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs (the sign is blank so you can add any message you like)

Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Cute Characters Set 2

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp, Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder Mesh Texture,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Brads from stash,Piece of an old belt

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Punch or Die Cut

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Crafty Catz : Birthdays

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Hand Coloured Image

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafter’s Cafe : Birthday Card

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/ Love

Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Swinging by for Christmas

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

It’s an exciting time at Crafty Sentiments Designs!Its almost New Release time!Great for getting ahead with all those Christmas makes 😀

You can catch some sneaky peeks over at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog 😉 Please drop by to take a look at the  fabulous festive makes by the talented Design Team 🙂

I’ve had my my first go at making a Die Cut Swing Card featuring the most gorgeous Christmas Seasons.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.What a delight 😀

Here’s some more views to give an idea how this works :

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Just had to use these beautiful Hot Off The Press papers to go with her – perfect!Used my Nesties to create all the frames and layering for the sentiment and inside decoration.I mixed up three sets of Marianne Design dies and added some flat backed pearls.All edges are all inky and distressed for a vintage feel.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Seasons
Sentiment : From Penny Black The Wonder
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad,Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Papers & Card : Base card made using Kraft card from my stash,DP Hot Off The Press Vintage Christmas Card Kit,Red and Green Cardstock from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nestabilities Labels 4,Marianne Design Poinsettia Flower Die,Leaves from Marianne Design Fantasy Flower Die,Swirls  from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Die,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

City Crafter Challenge : Christmas In July
Deep Ocean Challenge : Lots Of Layers 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Christmas In July
Digi Choosday Challenge : Christmas In July
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Christmas In July
Papertake Weekly : It’s A Jolly Holiday
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Handmade Flowers
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Oddball Art Stamps : Show Us Your  Coloring Skills!!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas in July
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenges : Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts  : Christmas in July
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Christmas Colours
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Christmas in July
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hat’s my girl!

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This is the last week of the 3 or More Embellishments challenge at Just Some Lines.Oh my gosh!It’s December tomorrow!To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve coloured up the gorgeous Lissie’s Sun Hat by Just Some Lines with Graph’It Markers.The purple shades I own are perhaps a little more vibrant than the dusky plum paper I’d chosen so I’ve inked around all edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink to tie everything together more.The papers and card have been given the other type of distressing treatment too.A length of tulle has been wrapped around the horizontal panel and a bow tied to the side.I ran the chisel end of one of my markers along the outside to add some definition.The centre has been topped with a gem pin.I bought these by mistake thinking they were brads 😦 So to adapt them I chop off part of the pin at the back using wire cutters then place a foam pad behind for what’s left over to embed itself into and adhere it using Glossy Accents.I love a happy ending 😉 I dug out a couple of metal corners to create interest and to fill the space at the top of the card.They also complete the vintage feel.

Supplies :

Image :  Lissie’s Sun Hat by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Milled Lavender Distress Ink
Papers & Card :  DP My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Large Standard Circles,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Dovecraft Lillibet Paper Lace Doilies,Metal Corners & Tulle from stash,Gem Pins accidentally bought in The Works
 
Some challenges this is for : 
A Creative Romance :Vintage Style
Graph’It Colour Challenge :Vintage Polka Dots
Sweet Pea Stampers : Lots of Texture
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T : Use Metal/Add a Charm
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times : Girly but no Pink
Crafter’s Cafe :  Anything Goes
Creative Moments : Vintage/Anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Distressing
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Frame a Female 
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Make It Fancy
LEJ Designs : Buttons Bows or Beads
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts :  Shabby Chic/Vintage
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with Handmade Bow
 Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Don’t Lose Your Head!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Thanksgiving/Give Thanks!We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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.

I decided to watercolour this quaint Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage in just brown tones to give a more vintage feel.But for some reason when it came to painting the turkey some of the printer ink bled a little and seeped a couple of different colours into the mix.Ah well,I don’t mind.I think it adds quite a nice effect to the bird 🙂 Once dry I applied Distress Ink around the edges to add a little more olde worlde charm.I carried this through to the delightful backing papers.I wrapped a length of some cotton twill tape that originally bound together a pack of tea towels around the panel then overlayed with some baker’s twine.I die cut a pair of buttons and a couple of swirls (trimmed down) out of cork sheet.I think this creates an interesting texture along with extra whimsy.I’m not sure about the boy’s true intentions of feeding the turkey 😉 But they do look as if they have a good bond.Maybe he’s saved him from a fate worse than the dinner table!And so out of this and my odd sense of humour the sentiment was borne!!

Supplies :

Image :  Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Sentiment : From the depths of my mind and created in Microsoft Word 2010
Mediums : Boldmere Watercolour Paint Tin,Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Paper & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp,Swirls from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame & Circle Frame,Buttons from Marianne Designs Tag and Buttons,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : DCWV  Adhesive Cork Stack 6x 6,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Re-purposed Cotton Twill Tape from my junk stash

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Come and Get It Challenges : Anything Goes with a Twist (Use a digital stamp) 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Vintage Style
2 Sisters : Thank You
Catch The Bug : Photo Inspiration  clip_image001
Di’s Digis Designs : Thanks/Thanksgiving/Harvest
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : So Grateful
Digi Haven : We Give Thanks
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Thanksgiving/Give Thanks
Jo’s Scrap Shack : Thankful
Pattie’s Creations : Give Thanks or Thank You
QKR Stampede : Give Thanks / Thanksgiving
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Autumn Colours
Sweet Pea Stampers : Lots of Texture
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any Sentiment
It’s All About the Vintage : Animals
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Sassy Studio Designs : Count Your Blessings
Shelly’s Images : Give Thanks
Creative Belli : Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Wishing you Joy(fold) this Christmas

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is More Than One Fold.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps,Eureka Stamps and Bunny Zoe’s Crafts as our sponsors 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.

I’ve decided to revamp an old favourite,a twist on a Joy Fold Card,to go with this beautiful Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps.As soon as I saw it I knew I didn’t want to just colour it.I wanted to add some dimension too.Once coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers I then cut and coloured a layer consisting of the bow loops including the little bird,which I chose to turn into a Robin.Next I added the knot as in the original image it appears that the bird is nestled in just behind.The berries are Liquid Pearls.To create the card base I cut away roughly half of the front using a Grand Nestabilities Die and made a smaller card with a matching Nestabilities Die.Normally I would’ve plonked (technical term!) the smaller folded piece in the middle but I had the idea of securing the flap into place a button so being butted up to the far right edge seemed the better option.

Here is a pic to show how it works opened up :

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All edges of card and paper have been Distress inked and the sentiment stamped.Sadly the lovely lady who made it is no longer trading 😦 To complete the look some ribbon,a button,jute twine and a couple of sprigs cut from my new Cheery Lynn Die.Have to admit this is the first one I’ve bought (yeah,I know) but will definitely be tempted to buy some more 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps
Sentiment : Discontinued
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Coffee Archival Ink,Ruby Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blanks,Green from stash
Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities, Labels 1 Nestabilities,Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Cut n Dry Foam
To Embellish : Red Ribbon,Button,Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : 3 DP and 3 Layers
Divas by Design : Use a Digi
Inky Impressions : Dies and Punches
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of  Layers
Stampavie and More : Die Cut Embellishments (Pine Branches)
Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Holidays & Celebrations
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Seasons (Winter)
Card Mania :  Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Lots of Layers
Get Inky! : 3D Holiday
Incy Wincy Designs : Ribbon, Twine or Fibres
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes  
Christmas Card Challenges : Dimension (Decoupaged image)
Great Impressions : Holiday Card
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge  Christmas is Coming
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Look what I “spider” doing!

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Just a reminder that the month long Happy Boo to You! challenge at Just Some Lines is still open.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!

For my card I’ve used The Eater by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,adding some silver gel pen to her zipped mouth.I decided to display her on a Modified Tri-Shutter Card and I found the instructions here,I did cut the pieces out with a paper trimmer rather trust my dodgy knife skills!.The papers are some freebies from Bearly Mine Designs and all edges have been inked with Distress Ink.I chose these arch shaped dies as not only did they fit her perfectly I thought they added to the mood of the card.More gel pen was doodle to create a frame around her and to tie in with zip.I cut a couple of pieces of Web Ribbon – pretty apt,eh? – and placed then in opposite diagonal corners.The larger piece has a spider that I salvaged from an old pair of my DD1’s shoes!!I knew it would come in handy one day… 🙂 I added a question mark to the printed sentiment,by Bird’s Cards,as in my book munching on a spider would definitely be a trick but I’m sure for this creepy gal it would most certainly be a treat!!

Supplies :

Image : The Eater by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot Distress Ink,Papermania Silver Gel Pen
Card & Paper : DP Freebies from Bearly Mine Designs,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars 30cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer, Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Web Ribbon from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Spider recycled from DD1’s shoes
 
Some challenges for :
 
A Gem of a Challenge : Spooky
Crafty Calendar :  Halloween
2 Sisters : Halloween Colors
Di’s Digis Designs : Colors of Halloween
Card Makin’ Mamas : Trick or Treat
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Spooky
Digi Haven : Halloween
Digitally Sweet : Halloween/Scary
QKR Stampede : Halloween Fun
Simply Create Too : Halloween
Paper Crafting Journey :  Use Halloween Colors
Crafty Sentiments : Halloween
Crafty Boots : Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs : Halloween
Lexi’s Creations :  Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Coffin’ Candy

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Just a reminder that the month long Halloween challenge at Just Some Lines is still open.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve used Happy Boo by Just Some Lines,who just happens to be this month’s challenge freebie, and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.After fussy cutting him I mounted him onto some purple card and cut him out again leaving just a fine border for definition.I made a coffin box without the lid so that it could used openly,more like a tray.I found the template here.The box itself is made from a piece of wood grain paper (altho’ it’s more like thin cardstock) and I lined it with some purple patterned paper.The edges have been inked.To cover up my dodgy cutting out?Surely not 😉 I have to confess I haven’t bought my Halloween sweets yet so I grabbed some scrummy Peppermint Aero Bubbles out of the cupboard.I thought with those colours they’d do the job 🙂 The reason I didn’t add the whole bag is so you could see the beautiful paper and not ‘cos I’d scoffed them – honest 😛

Supplies :

Image : Happy Boo by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot Distress Ink
Paper & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad (wood grain pattern),Paper Adventures Mod Purple Damask,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : Decoupage Scissors,Fiskars 8″ Non-Stick Scissors

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes 
Crafting for all Seasons : Too cute to spook
Decorate to Celebrate : Halloween Party Goodies
House That Stamps Built :  Halloween
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  :  Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks : Halloween
Always Something Creative : Fall & Halloween
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Something Spooky
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Halloween or Colours
Crafty Sentiments : Halloween
C is for Challenge : Halloween
Crafty Boots : Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs : Halloween
 
Thanks looking 
Lisa x
 

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