Show me the way to Amaryllis

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Beccy’s Place 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.

Here I’ve taken the chance to make a Christmas card featuring a Bildmalarna stamp.Sadly these cute little beauties are no longer available but I’ve managed to seek a few out here and there 🙂 This is Mimosa – Amaryllis and she’s been coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils after being stamped onto Neenah Desert Storm card.Some Frantage has been scattered around the edges.She’s been layered up onto some Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes papers.The die cut chevron pieces have actually been snipped in half to make them stretch across the width of the card and as the gap is behind the image nobody will ever know…except I’ve just told you 😉 A stamped sentiment has been added along with a die cut poinsettia…well I don’t have an amaryllis but it’s in keeping with the flower theme!

Dies to Die For still have some of these stamps left in their Retirement Sale.Unfortunately not his one – I think I snapped the last one up!No connection to the company,just a happy customer 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bildmalarna Mimosa – Amaryllis

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sepia Archival Ink,Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 24 XXL & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump,Papermania Heat Tool

To Embellish : Button from crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes!

Always Playing with Paper : Inspiration Challenge 

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use A Sentiment

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : October –  Anything Hand Colored

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an option of Embossing

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Frame It (image framed with Frantage – if this is not suitable please delete)

PDE Linky Party : All Cards

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Use At Least One Die

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Perfectly Created Chaos : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/Optional Twist (not used here)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with optional theme of The Seasons

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hugs aren’t (A)corny!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami Stamps 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’m late posting this as I had no internet yesterday – again!Big thumbs down to Talk Talk 😦 **

For my little friend Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps I’ve used my Polychromos pencils to colour him up giving him a furry effect and texture to the acorn.Blending solution and a paper stump have been applied to give the cup and background a smoother appearance.White Soufflé pen has been added for the highlights and,although it doesn’t show in the pic,3D Crystal Lacquer coats his eyes,nose and acorn.Quite a simplistic design using dies,paper distresser,jute twine and wooden embellishments along with these fabulous papers in Autumnal hues.

Supplies :

Image : Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion Bebunni Floral Collection Birthday Gerbera Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dielicious Nesting Dies,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Embellishments from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers : Autumn (theme and/or colors)

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Autumn

The Crazy Challenge : Autumn

Whoopsi Daisy : Autumnal Colors

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Autumn Colors/Theme

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : September – Anything Goes,Optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : September – Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : September  – Anything Goes with Coloured Image

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : September – Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : September – Fall

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Spots or Stripes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Woodland Creatures

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Autumn

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Sami Stamps : September – Add Dots

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking sharp!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Use Your Favourite Image.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.

As I LOVE hedgehogs I just had to choose the most adorable The Hedgehog  by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been stamped directly onto the card base then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and blending solution on his body and face for a smoother appearance.The sentiment was stamped in place before the kraft card overlay with die cut apertures was adhered to the card front with foam pads.Some jute twine was wrapped around the bottom of the panel and wooden flower buttons scattered across the top right corner to finish the card to give it a rustic feel.

 

Supplies :

Image : The Hedgehog by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card :  Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Card Blank

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Flower Button from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Love to Scrap : Use 2 or more Flowers

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Hand-colored image

The Crazy Challenge : Burlap and/or Twine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge  : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

My Time to Craft : Stitching (real or faux)

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin : Cute and Cuddly (altho’ I’m not sure how cuddly a hedgehog is?!)

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Woodland Creatures

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use Kraft

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes with Coloured Image

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Animals/Creatures

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Animals

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Stamp It

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sparkling Angel

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous KennyK Stamps 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.

This is the beautiful,if a little daring,Angel Nevaeh by KennyK Stamps.After printing her onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and changing her outline to brown in Microsoft Word she was coloured in a mix of Polychromos,for the skintones,and Spectrum Noir Pencils for the rest.A paper stump dipped in Spectrum Noir Blending Solution was used for smoother effect on her skin.I don’t actually dip the stumps directly into the bottle.I have a teeny jam pot with a piece of the sponge part of a kitchen scourer trimmed to fit inside.That way you don’t get too much on the stump nor does it suck up and waste the solution also.The rest was direct pencil blending.Disappointingly I couldn’t find my normal white Gelly Roll pen so had to opt for my Soufflé pen instead.Oh well, at least she is bright eyed and has a Hollywood smile 😉 You may just about be able to pick out the touches of glitter on her coronet of flowers,wings and dotted onto some of the berries on the wreath on the sentiment.It’s a shame the glittered areas on this pretty paper haven’t shown up…A die cut stitched holly strip adorned with sequins and a length of crochet lace have been used to decorate the card.

Supplies :

Image : Angel Nevaeh by KennyK Stamps

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Silent Night 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Memory Box Poppystamps Stitched Holly Border Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Sequins and Crochet Lace from my craft stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Dies

The Glory of Christmas : Use Kraft Paper/Cardstock

Allsorts : A Touch of Sparkle

Challenge Up Your Life : Christmas in July

Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Anything Christmas Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room : Anything Christmas

Just Us Girls : Let’s Hear It For the Girls

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

MFP Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin : Christmas in July

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use a Die

PDE Linky Party : Christmas in July

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Lots of Sparkle

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Papers – Well…so many to choose from…but these are my favourite Christmas papers altho’ I do love First Edition in general.They are more like a thin cardstock than paper so good quality,coordinate beautifully throughout each pad and you get a variety of speciality finishes as in glittered,foiled,UV spot and fabric textured depending on the pad.What more could I ask for? 🙂

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes Christmas or Festive

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes

Fab ‘n’ Funky : Christmas

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Christmas In July

Mod Squad Challenge : Christmas In July

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenge : Photo Inspiration  

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Christmas in July

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge : Show us some Sparkle

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Nutty about dancing ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy 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 Dancing Squirrel by Fabrika Fantasy with Polychromos Pencils on kraft card.I chose some pretty papers and the brown flowery strip is glittered.I created a banner with letters from the same set and some jute twine.I dug out a scallop border punch and my paper distresser too.I threaded a wooden butterfly button with more of the same twine and popped it on my card.

Supplies :

Image : Dancing Squirrel by Fabrika Fantasy

Medium : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Wooden Butterfly Button & Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Animals

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Add a Butterfly

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique :  Furry Friends

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Animals

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Having a Splashing Time on Hochanda ;)

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I have had the honour of making a couple of samples for Suzette from Crafty Sentiments Designs for the Hochanda shows at 11 am and 3 pm on the 5th June.

It would be lovely if you could tune in and share the talented DT’s hard work.Plus Suzette’s fantastic demos of course 🙂

You may even spot my cards there!

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For my first card I’ve coloured up Splashing with Polychromos Pencils on kraft card.The puddle and splashes have been painted over with Iridescent Medium,a few touches of white gel pen and 3D Crystal Lacquer have been added too!The pics show my Kick Stand Card folded flat,open and a close up of the stamp.

Supplies :

Image : Splashing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Winsor & Newton, Iridescent Medium, 3D Crystal Lacquer,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12×12 Dried Marigold,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop

To Embellish : Dovecraft 24 Paper Blossoms Peach,Button & Jute Twine from stash

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Now on to my second card…

Splashing has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers this time.Some more white gel pen to add a little shine to the pup’s nose along with some glittery ripples in the puddle.This time I’ve made a Shaped Tent Fold card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using a stitch effect die.

I think by using different mediums and colours it shows the versatility of this darling,fun stamp 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Splashing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Past Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot

To Embellish : Chipboard shape part of freebie along with the papers,Ribbon & Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bloom-in’ Dreams ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button Stamps 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 beautiful and serene Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps with Polychromos Pencils along with some Iridescent Medium painted over the hummingbird and her eyelids to give a shimmer to her green eye shadow.You may just be able to make it out?It was then cut out with a die to make it seem as though she had been torn from a sketch book.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto this piece too.I have to admit the card base was a little too small to place it elsewhere!I really wanted to use this die to cut the shaped card from as I thought it a good match for her hairstyle,so I had to compromise with the size.It measures around 5″ x 5″.The pretty paper was part of a magazine freebie.I stretched the lace across and held it in place with decorative staples.The flower,also supposed to a peony, I made myself by die cutting some white self adhesive fabric as it had a lovely texture.I coloured all the layers with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and once dry I shaped the layers.I left the backing paper on the bottom flower to give it more stability.As I didn’t want the second flower or stamens to stick to anything else I dusted the backs with talc…which worked beautifully 🙂 A black gem has been added to the centre.Three white flat backed pearls adorn the top right hand corner as I always think they go so well with lace 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers (to colour fabric flower)

Paper & Card : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from Stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 16 XXL,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Flowers & Stamen from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Butterfly Craft Stapler,Lace from The Works,Black Gem and White Flat Backed from stash,

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Card for a Woman

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Ladies

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

QKR Stampede : Feminine Cards/Mother’s Day

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Kraft / Die Cut (used both)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge : Things with Wings and Pearls (top right hand corner)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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