Way to go Farmer John!

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Here’s another Guest Designer card for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Time for a Sketch and it runs from May 7th – June 3rd.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

I’ve based my card,featuring Farmer John by Imagine That!Digis by Kris,on the sketch giving it a ¼ turn anticlockwise.He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and has been teamed with backing paper is from Birthday Bash KD Kit,also available from Imagine That!Digis by Kris.I ran a strip of hessian/burlap ribbon down the card and added three hand cut self adhesive wood sheet arrows.Finally I place a computer generated greeting behind a metal frame.So that’s one Father’s Day card already done in preparation 🙂

Supplies :

Image : 

Paper : 

Both available at : STORE

Sentiment : Made by me!

Medium :  Copic Ciao Markers

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz paper Distresser,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : EK Success Wood Sheets (to make arrows),Metal Label Frames from The Works,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Hessian/ Burlap Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Escape to the Country

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Male

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Send a Smile for Kids : For dads or special males from the kids

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Distressing

Crafting By Designs : May Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Bloomin’ Beautiful Darla ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine 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.

Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty by Lacy Sunshine really is one – a beauty I mean!Must admit as I’ve never coloured one of these delightful images before I hope I’ve done her justice?!Whilst I’m sticking my hand up I really had no idea where I was going with this card either…it certainly wasn’t what I had pictured in my mind 😉 Still I got to use the papers I’d chosen along with the kraft card.I even printed Darla onto some and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.The whites of her eyes have been highlighted with gel pen.No dies this time,only punches for the shaped border and corners.The flowers were punched out from another piece of paper from the same pad too.Most dogwood blossom seems to pink or white but I did find some pics of yellow ones too.So with a bit of artistic licence thrown in that’s what we have here 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty by Lacy Sunshine

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls and Cotton Lace from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Let’s See Those Fall Colors

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows (sentiment stamped on to a hand cut banner)

The Corrosive Challenges : Pearls & Lace

Crafty Friends Challenge : One for the Girls

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Jilia Spiri Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Moo-Mania & More : Lots of Layers

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Good Book(mark)!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is School.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

The first thing that came to mind for the sweet A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs was a corner bookmark.Not made one in a while – and they’re easy as well a fun!She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and then fussy cut.I actually HATE cutting out but I do it so much.Nah!Still don’t like it 😛 The one thing I DO like is these pretty papers,tho’ 🙂 Being double sided and more like a cardstock weight they were perfect for this project 😀 Found some pretty ribbon and gems in my stash to coordinate.Love it when it all comes together 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  A Good Book by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Back To School

Allsorts : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Anything But a Square or  Rectangle

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Children

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Back To School

Fussy and Fancy : Back to School

Pattie’s Creations : Back To School

The Stamping Boutique : Back To School

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Back To School / For a Teacher

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : September Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Life’s a picnic – No Josh-in’

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It’s Crafty Sentiments Designs New Releases Day 5 Preview.There will be 5 fantastic new rubber stamps over at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 25th February.

Here’s a little sneak peek of Josh – Picnic.Such a great image with those warmer months approaching and a good all rounder too – there’s so much scope with this.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and gone for a pretty rustic,woodsy feel to my card.Lots of kraft,distressed edges,raffia lace ribbon,wooden button threaded with jute twine,a cluster of die cut greenery and….a squashed bottle cap!Well,a beer one to be precise.Hubby donates me quite a few of these so I put them to a better purpose 🙂

If you haven’t seen the previous New Release Preview Days  I suggest you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog and check out my fellow Teamies  amazing creations.You will not be disappointed!!

 

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Picnic by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments :  ‘Yum’ from Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design Set,’Just for You’ ticket part of a Wee Stamps magazine freebie set

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from stash, Green Bazzill Basics

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch

To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Wooden Button and Jute Twine all from stash, Recycled Bottle Cap

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Incy Wincy Designs : Distressing

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Add Something Green

Perfectly Rustics : Little Boy or Girl

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Layer It On

Crafty Calendar :Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : All things Kraft / Homespun / Recycled

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use Kraft

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Simon Says Stamp : Add A Little Texture

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A boy’s best friend :)

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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 😦  **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bingo.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

What an adorable pair these make!My Best Friend by Crafty Sentiments has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and I even went for a furry effect on the pup.Found these fabby papers and kraft card on offer at Every Crafts A Pound – love ’em 🙂 I used my favourite jumbo corner rounder punch at the top for a little extra interest and dragged out an edger punch I’ve not used in a while.Added a die circle and clouds,with a stamped sentiment.Created some texture by wrapping some paper twine around the border panel.

This is for my son’s 11th birthday.He loves our dog and she loves him  Altho’ she isn’t shaggy like the dog here her facial expression and lollopy tongue are very much the same!She also fusses over him the most as he’s the youngest and even tho’ she’s petrified of water she transforms into ‘The Guardian of the Bathtub’ by laying down beside the bath the whole time he’s in it!

Supplies :

Image : My Best Friend by Crafty Sentiments 
Sentiment : Magazine Freebie Stamp Set
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Incy Wincy Designs : Something Old, Something New (new stamp,card and paper – old paper twine and markers)
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Designer Papers
Sentimental Sundays : Use Kraft Cardstock
The Squirrel & The Fox : Happy Birthday
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin : Just for Men (hope little men count!If not feel free to delete)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Dogs & Cats
Craft for the Craic : Something with Circles On It
Crafty Catz : Birthday Celebration
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : With Our Furry Friends
CCEE Stampers : National Dog Week…include a dog
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges : Cute and Cuddly
A song in your He{ART} : I’ve Got a Dog
Creative Bug on the Loose : Child’s Play
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/3 Layers
Miriam’s Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge : Kids
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Lots of Layers
Stampavie and More : Birthday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pearly & girly

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Girly Girl.We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments 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’ve coloured up the gorgeous Harriet – In the Background by Crafty Sentiments with Copic Ciao Markers,including the Blender to make a hazy sky.I chose some pretty pink pearly card to go with her.This colour is also found in the background papers and as the floral one is particularly bright I thought it would make a nice contrast.Went to town a bit (well for me!) adding lots of punched and die cut elements as well as lots of embellishments. These include a piece of cheesecloth,a doily (cut in half then doubled up as the paper glared thru’),lots of different sized pearls and a couple of pearly buttons threaded with baker’s twine.I had planned to use and made up a pearl topped pin with a bow tied round it but by the time I’d put everything else in place there wasn’t really a suitable space left for it.Ah,well never mind at least I have something ready for another creation 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Harriet – In the Background by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : From Holly Hobbie past freebie stamp set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Pink card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,EK Success Daisy Chain Edger Punch,Nestabilities Scalloped         Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set (shaped with a large ball tool),Butterfly Die freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Big Shot
To Embellish : Self Adhesive Pearls from Trimcraft The London Line,Pink Papermania buttons,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Trimcraft Lillibet Paper Lace Doilies,Cheesecloth from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Flowers
Digi Makeover Challenge : Add dimension
Kaboodle Doodles : Buttons & Twines
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Die Cuts
Lacy Sunshine : Lots of Layers
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Anything Goes
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges : Spring Is Here
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Happy & Bright
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Flowers Galore
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Pack a Punch
Feeling Crafty Challenge : Dies and/or Punches
Di’s Digis Designs : BINGO (Sentiment,Die cuts,Doily)
A Creative Romance : Let’s Get Sentimental
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Flower Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers : BINGO (Pink,Pearls,Doily)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The reading corner

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Well Read.We have the fabulous Melonheadz Illustrating 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 made a corner bookmark as I haven’t made one of these in ages.Plus my DS2 has decided to plough his way through his older sister’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.I found this cute image at Cre8tive Hands and he’s called Boy Reading.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciaos before fussy cutting him and adding him to the bookmark.A tutorial for this can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.The only difference I have made is to punch the border at the bottom before cutting it down to make the 4″ square.I’ve added some Bazzill Basics card.The top piece has been embossed with a script folder,the bottom one has had a border punched before adhering a strip of alphabet paper.Some jute twine has been threaded thru’ a wooden button then wrapped around.A leftover piece of the alphabet paper has been used to cover up where the string goes around the back to give a neater finish.

Supplies :

Image : Boy Reading by Cre8tive Hands
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Paper & Card : DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Bazzill Basics Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank cut down for bookmark base
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,EK Success Lines and Dots Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Cuttlebug Script Folder,Big Shot, Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Jute Twine & Wooden Heart Button from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Crafty-Emblies : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Allsorts :  Anything but a card
Di’s Digis Designs : Anything but Square
My Time to Craft : Use Kraft
Digi Haven : Digi Image + buttons
Pattie’s Creations : Anything But A Card
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge: Embossing, wet or dry
Southern Girls : Buttons, badges or flair
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : For the boys
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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