Rainy Days & Mondays

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Rain,Rain Go Away!We have the super Crafty Sentiments and Ellephantastic as our sponsors.

It’s the lovely Anne-Marie’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

As you can see I’ve made two card and both use our sponsors images 🙂

For my top card I’ve used Mia by Crafty Sentiments and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers and used white gel pen to add highlights.Altho’ she’s not really designed as a rainy day image I’ve applied 3D Crystal Lacquer to her coat to give the appearance of a rain mac and also to her boots to make them look like wellies 😉 I’ve flicked a pale blue Copic Ciao Marker across the background and coated it with more lacquer for instant rain!I chose the papers,that I’ve had an age,to compliment the rainy feeling.All edges have had the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser treatment.A couple of  clouds have been sanded before being placed on the card.To finish the card a clear button has been threaded through some paper twine which has been wrapped around the border piece.

Supplies :

Image : Mia by Crafty Sentiments
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles,Joy!Crafts Clouds Die,Big Shot,Core’dintaions Sand It Gadget
To Embellish: Paper Twine and Clear Button from stash

For my second card I’ve used Emily Autumn by Ellephantastic and coloured her with ProMarkers this time,trying to incorporate as many of the new Spring/Summer Limited Edition colours.I’ve also gone for a different look by using pastel backing papers and card.I cut a circle frame to place behind the image from some Nellie’s  Multi Frame Circle Dies.I’ve not used them like this before but I really like it 🙂 I stamped a circular sentiment and added it to another one of the frames.Some acrylic dew drops have been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Emily Autumn by Ellephantastic
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DP Freebie Emma’s Garden from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Big Shot
To Embellish : Acrylic Dew Drops from stash

Some challenges these are for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Crafty Calendar : April Sunshine and Showers
Digi Haven : Rain/Umbrella
Inky Impressions : Punches/dies
Mema’s Crafts Monday Challenge : Anything Goes
Marker POP Challenge : April Showers
Heck of a Challenge : Just Add Water

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Doubly Mice!

2 by 2 is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.So we’d like to see two of anything on your projects.We have the fab Ellephantastic as our sponsor too.For full details on how to join in the fun please hop on over to the challenge blog.Don’t forget to check out the  wonderful DT ans GDT’s work while you’re there.

I was so lucky to get to play with this adorable pair.They’re Marley & Charlie Cheese available from Ellephantastic.I’ve coloured the little cuties with Promarkers.I decided to make my first double twisted easel card as I thought it would be quite fitting for the challenge.It was suprisingly easy too.Of course once I’d made the stand up elements I made to make something to prop them up with.Because I’d used yellow in keeping with the cheese and gave it a Spring feel what better than daisies!Plus I used two layers of ribbon.So as you can see there are quite a few twos on my card!!

Supplies :
Image : Marley & Charlie Cheese from Ellephantastic
Sentiment : Printed from My Verse Editor Plus by Crafty Ideas by Kaz CD-Rom
Medium : Promarkers
Card & Paper : DP K & Co,Pearlescent yellow and dark green card from my stash
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30 cm,Nestabilities Labels 1,Sizzix Bigz Daisies #2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Papermania buttons from the Yellow tube,green embroidery thread and satin ribbons from my stash

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Scrap Creations : Recipe Challenge – Pick 3 : Ribbon,Flowers,Buttons
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Handmade Flowers
Fresh Brewed : Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters : Yellow
Do You Stack Up : Follow that YELLOW brick road
Dutch Dare : Spring has sprung
Paper Play : Critters Galore
Fairy Tale : Happy Birthday
Fussy and Fancy : Card for a child
Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Spring theme
Crafts 4 Eternity :
2 Sisters : Spring
Card Ideas : Kidding Around
Catch the Bug : 4 or more layers
Little Claire’s : Spring Celebrations
Shannon’s Sentiments : Include an animal
Totally Gorjuss : Fluffy
Tuesday Throwdown : Spring Theme
Inky Impressions : Die Cuts
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Die cuts or punches & ribbon
My Sheri Crafts : Buttons
The Crafty Pad : Spring is in the air
Creative Cowgirls : Spring Time & Rainy Days
Simon Says Stamp : Spring Colours/Easter
C.R.A.F.T. : Animals/Pets
Craft Us Crazy : Here comes Peter Cotton Tail (Easter or Spring)
Desert Islands Crafts : 1.Ribbon,3.Birthday,9.Bright Colours,10.Easel Card Technique


Lisa x