Just for you – a blog hop!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring.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.

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We also have a Blog Hop over the 3 days of New Releases!Starting from the 1st until the 3rd of March all you have to do to be in the chance of entering the draw for a prize is visit each DT member’s blog and leave a comment,then return to the Inspirational Blog and comment there too 🙂 Don’t forget to check each day of the New Releases!The draw will take place on Saturday with a prize given for each day 😀

If you are following the hop then you should have arrived here from Laurigami.After commenting here you will need to go over to Christy next…

Here’s the list in order in case you get lost :

Anet

Laurigami

Lisa (Me)

Christy

Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog

 

Meet the gorgeous Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I decided to feature her on a flower shaped easel card and layer up her beautiful bloom for extra dimension :

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She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.There’s also Crystal Glamour Dust on the flower centre and 3D Crystal Lacquer on her shoes.I chose a piece of pretty foiled paper to go with her.I found a sentiment that I thought was quite apt!The flowers are actually made by taking the smallest die from the set,snipping between the petals then shaping the flowers.Gems adorn the centres.Finally I hand cut out a mix of glittered and plain leaves from a coordinating sheet of paper.The ribbon is some I had rescued from somewhere but seemed to tone in well with the papers.

Hope you can join in the Hop!

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 1 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Recycled from somewhere

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Colouring Showcase

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Floral

Crazy 4 Challenges : Spring

Di’s Digis Designs : Use 2 or More Dies

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

The Pencil Case : New Blooms/ Spring Flowers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes 

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : For The Ladies

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Ribbon and/or Lace

C.R.A.F.T. : Mother’s Day/Female

Craft Rocket Challenges : Mother’s Day/Female

Cute Card Thursday : Florals

Crafting for all Seasons : Three Of A Kind (3 Flowers)

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters : Think Spring

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Christmas is fun don’t you ‘snow’?

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Card.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.

Just look at the delight in Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments Designs‘ face!She’s been coloured with Polychromos Pencils onto Desert Storm Kraft card.I then ran her through a dotty embossing folder (poor girl!) and coloured over each one with a white gel pen to give the impression she’s sitting enjoying a flurry of snow 🙂 Sadly I think this great folder is now discontinued 😦 I’m so glad I managed to track one down.She’s been cut and layered with some Crealies stitched square dies.After cutting the border at the top I sprinkled over some white chunky embossing powder.I did the same to the wooden snowflake at the bottom.I was lucky enough to discover the stitched ribbon on one of my forays to my local craft warehouse whilst looking for stuff to make NEXT years’s Christmas card with – that’s right!It’s a pretty good match for the kraft cardstock don’t you think?The sentiment stamp was another find and a true bargain at just over £1 after discount.This time a circular a Crealies stitched die has been used to cut it out.I had as much fun making this as she appears to be having in the snowfall!

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel

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

Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Joy!Crafts Christmas Ice Crystal Border,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stitched Ribbon and Wooden Snowflake both purchases at my local craft warehouse

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Anything Goes Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Holiday Cards

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~Cards to Die For…one or more die

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goe

Great Impressions : December Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Winter

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Winter

That Craft Place : Christmas

The Corrosive Challenges : Merry Christmas

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  : Outside Scene/Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Card

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Winter Holidays

Just Us Girls : 

Card Mania : Christmas 

Crafty Enjoyments : White Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

Alphabet Challenge : U is for Under the Weather – I’ve taken this literally!

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Let It Snow

Pattie’s Creations : Any Christmas Creation with an image

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Season’s Greetings

4 Crafty Chicks : Winter

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : December Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Brrr It’s Cold Outside

Simon Says Stamp : Let It Snow

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes – Holiday

Crafty Boots : Christmas

Get Creative Challenges : Holidays

Our Crafty Corner : Anything Goes/Winter

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes (use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

 

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

Pretty Shaky

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

Isn’t Spring Melody by The East Wind just so pretty?After my recent rediscovery of shaker cards I thought I’d go down a more girly route…filled with sequins,beads ,gems and prettiness 🙂 She’s been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils for a soft look,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.No blending solution here,just layers of pencil to merge and shade.Some lovely,glittery paper for the top piece.A stamped greeting  and that’s it 🙂 I felt with all the glitz I didn’t really need to add anything else.Nor did I want to cover the sparkly paper too much 😉

This is going in my collection of cards for my DD2’s birthday – in October!She loves listening to music so this is perfect for her 😀

(I did see a card that inspired this one.Sorry,I always give credit where it’s due but I’m not able to this time as I cleared my History and no longer have the link 😦 )

Supplies :

Image : Spring Melody by The East Wind

Sentiment : From a past Cardmaking and Papercraft  freebie stamp set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 Pad,Card Blank from an old card making kit that someone gave me as a gift and never used!

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish – Well,fill the shaker : Sequins,Beads & Gems from the same card kit as the Card Blank

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Dragonfly Dreams : Special Occasions

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Pile It On

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes 

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Birthday

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : All That Glitters

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Happy Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Crafty Time : Girls, Girls, Girls

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Layer It Up

Ladybug Crafts : Use Your Dies

Lia Stampz Challenge Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Use It Up! (Card making kit that I’ve had since 2007!!)

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes  

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Celebrations

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Madison ‘blings’ on the love

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Oddball Art 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.

Just look at the love going on between Madison N Toby by Oddball Art.They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I die cut an 8 x 8 card blank to create the shape then covered and layered with these pretty papers.I finally managed to find my bow die that I’d been disappointed to have mislaid for so long.So it’s been put in it’s rightful place in my overflowing DJ CD flight case 🙂 I cut and added the strip to the right of the image to give the impression that it’s wrapped and tied.The sentiment has been die cut and matted onto a piece of paper to match the paper ribbon and blinged up all the way around.A large gem from the same set has been placed atop of the bow.I have so many gems…well all manner of embellishments,really…that I really need to make more use of them.Anyway this shall be another card for my DD2’s birthday in October.She loves our dog so much and our girl loves her right back.Actually she loves everybody – even complete strangers!If she can’t accost people in the street for a cuddle she lurks in the window to greet them with a smile and a wag of her tail.Yes,she does actually smile 🙂 Altho’ people who don’t know her find her quite scary.There are some folks I don’t explain her actions to i.e. double glazing and other salespeople that turn up uninvited on my doorstep!!I let them think she’s a ferocious beast – even tho’ she’s the daftest,softest,friendliest,most beautiful girl 😀

Here she is relaxing in her favourite seat in the house.It’s also my DH’s so they have to jostle for pole position.I bet you can tell who wins! :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies :

Image : Madison N Toby by Oddball Art

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5 & Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot Plus,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Gems from Trimcraft The London Line

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Di’s Digis Designs : Two or More Designer Papers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Children’s Birthday Card

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Lots of Layers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Teentastic

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything But A Square Card

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Animals

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Animals

Scribbles Designs Challenge : B is for… (use things that start with B) – Bow,Bling – and,oh if I can get away with it,Bow Wow (dog)!

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Add a Bow

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Not Angular (no right angles)

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly : With a Heart

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bear-ly Time to Relax ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments Designs 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’s Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Polychromos Pencils to add some texture to his fur and the wooden tub his bathing in.A few white gel pen highlights have been thrown into the mix along with some gloss to the bubbles and spilt water.I chose some First Edition papers that reminded me of wallpaper patterns along with a woodgrain one from another set.I was going to use an embossing folder of the same pattern but it seems to have gone AWOL!A Gromlet – or Wallace & Gromlet as I like to call them 😉 – and some hairy twine (always good for hairy men’s cards) have been added.Just love these alaphabet stamps 😀 Well,that’s another Father’s Day card ready.

Supplies :

Image : Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Woodgrain from First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting and layering)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch.Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Layers

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Animals (just Animals)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Layers

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Many Layers

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Color an Image

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Papertake Weekly : 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

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