As sweet as a cupcake :)

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It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks of the June New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.There are 5 new rubber stamps from the Ginger Snaps Collection available from the 23rd June!

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog¬†to check out some amazing creations ūüôā

This is Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes and isn’t she just the sweetest?!She’s been watercoloured with pencils for a softer look to go with the pastel colours on the card.The background piece is Whitewash card embossed with one of my favourite folders then sanded back to reveal some of the colour.The edges have been pierced too.A panel of cute cupcake paper which has had the top and bottom punched plus¬†an aperture cut has been placed over Little Polly to frame her.The sentiments have been cut from another sheet of paper from the same collection and I ‘made’ the epoxy sticker buttons by placing them over yet another piece of paper with – yes,you’ve guessed it! – buttons printed on it and cutting them out,including pierced holes.The largest one has been threded with some Baker’s Twine – how apt ūüėÄ

Here’s a close up of the frosting on her cupcake decorated¬†by applying Frosted Lace Stickles.See what I did there ūüėČ

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly РI Love Cupcakes  by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cut from DP (details under Papers & Card )

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger and she passed them on to me),Frosted Lace Stickles

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Polkadoodles : Frame It

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Your Hearts Desire (Anything Goes)

Crafty Creations : Embossing

Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Buttons

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Frame

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Splat looks colourful!

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It’s time for the March New¬†Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

So here’s what I came up with as soon as I saw Isobel – Let’s Paint…

Well,as she was getting all painty I thought I’d join in the messy fun too!I started by stamping her onto watercolour paper cut with a notebook page style die then masked her off with the same image on copier paper.As I wanted a nice splatty effect I opted for a selection of,slightly watered down,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks that I’ve had in my possession for quite some time.Just used the squeeze and drop from a height method…very technical,you know ūüėČ The only problem was as the ink was quite sloppy and the copier paper absorbent the Magenta soaked through on her shoe and paint palette ūüė¶ No fear…stamped out again on another piece of watercolour paper,coloured her with watercolour pencils and the Posh Inks to match my splots then fussy cut her.No need to worry about those stray tendrils of her hair,they’re already in place from the first stamping¬†ūüôā Can’t really see it from the pic but it has given her some lovely dimension due to¬†the thickness of the paper ūüôā The sentiment has been created on my computer (well,Hubby’s laptop since my PC is still dead ūüė¶ Cue violins) on the same paper and treated as in the main image.For the background I sprayed the Posh Impressions Inks from some Crafts Too Misters (this is what I’d mixed the ink and water in in the first place).These work¬†great!And a lot cheaper than some other brands.I squirted quite liberally and allowed the colours to merge and run.Finished off with some kraft card,a staple,jute twine,paperclip and brads for an arty/stationery type feel.

Please head over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog¬†to see everyone else’s fantastic ideas and creations ūüôā Enjoy! The new stamps will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 23rd March.

Suppiles :

Image :¬†Isobel – Let’s Paint by¬†Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Created by Me!

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger)

Paper & Card : Kraft from stash,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Crafts Too Misters Pack of Four

To Embellish : Staple,Jute Twine,Paperclip and Brads all from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Calendar : Add Some Metal

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : No Design Papers

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T.¬†:¬†Mother’s Day/Female (for my DD2’s Birthday)

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times¬†:¬†Tag¬†You’re It

Wonderful Wednesdays :Always Anything Goes

Loves Rubber Stamps :A Touch of Metal

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking Lisa x