All that glitters…

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… is difficult to photograph…LOL

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is All That Glitters.So a good excuse to get sprinkling ūüėČ We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they‚Äôve¬†done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy¬†and coloured her with Polychromos pencils and¬†blended¬†with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.I then¬†glittered up her wings,hairband,star on her wand and boots.After fussy cutting her I mounted her on foam pads onto this fab die cut (a new set I bought).The papers are all beautifully glittered too but the¬†camera has failed to¬†capture¬†it.I hand cut the hexagon border from another sheet in the pad.The corner is cut from the same set of dies and fitted perfectly with the punched¬†corners¬†– ¬†love it when a plan comes together ūüôā I stamped a sentiment onto yet another piece of card cut with this set.I layered up a grosgrain ribbon bow and a glittered button (that unfortunately doesn’t show¬†either) tied with some paper twine to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners,Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop Ink Pad,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP First Editions Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame¬†Decorative¬†Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastels Assorted Buttons,Grosgrain Ribbon and Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

No Matter Which Challenges : Ribbons and Bows
One Stitch At A Time : Make it Girly
Allsorts : Things with Wings
Alphabet Challenge :  A for Anything with Wings
Crafty Catz : Bingo (Middle vertical line)
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Raise The Bar : Free at Last, Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 2.Wings,3. Glitter,6. At least 3 patterned papers
Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Spring Colors and Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons : Button up
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
Creative Moments : Buttons and Bows
Inky Impressions : Ribbon/Twine
A Gem of a Challenge : Dies and Punches 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Totally charming!

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Just a reminder that the Add a¬†Charm¬†challenge at¬†Just Some Lines¬†¬†is still open.You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image ¬†to enter and one random winner will get 4 digi stamps of their choice.It¬†doesn’t¬†stop¬†there¬†tho‚Äô as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines¬†here.

For my card I’ve used Emo – Hello World¬†by Just Some Lines.Isn’t¬†¬†she a delight ūüôā I’ve coloured her with Polychromos pencils and some Distress Ink has been applied around the edges.Some First Editions Family Ties papers have been to chosen to go with her.A die cut flower from matching paper has been added.I wrapped some paper twine around the brad in the centre then tied 2 charms on the ends.I stamped a sentiment (love these mini sets from Kaisercraft),cut it into a banner shape and attached a cute wooden ladybird to the end.

Supplies :

Image : Emo – Hello World by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Life Kaisercraft Clear Mini Stamp Set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop Ink Pad,Old Paper Distress Ink Pad
Paper & Card : DP First Editions Fanily Ties,Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Marianne Design Round Flower,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Big Shot
To Embellish : Making Memories Brad,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds, Paper Twine  and charms from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Cute Card Thursday : A Different Corner
DRS Designs : Brads
Happy Campers : Flowers Рuse something digital
Moving Along With The Times : Punch it Out
Paper Crafting Journey : For a Girl
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†: One for the Girls
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment : Diecut
Creative Card Crew : Girly
Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday : No twist! Anything Goes
Critter Sketch : Bring On The Metal
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Girly
Love to Create : Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Use a Digi
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Pretty sad and pretty good

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The Willow Sketchie DT got some pretty sad news this week.Sharon Armstrong,the owner of Willow Designs,had to make the difficult decision to close her online shop.But there is some good news to follow….Those who may be familiar with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine will know Sharon¬†appears regularly as a designer.She will be continuing to work with this magazine and will be continuing to design one way or another.And the shop won’t be closing¬†immediately so you can still drop by and pick up some crafty goodies – especially as all clear stamps and CD-roms are half price.

Which brings it back to the challenge blog…Well,Kelly our lovely DT Coordinator has decided to keep the challenges going.The basic sketch/theme format will remain the same but there will be lots of exciting changes made.The first being the name.As from Monday we will be known as Digi Sketch Challenge . I hope our regulars from the old challenges will continue to support the new venture and that we will get some lovely new players too ūüôā So please join us to find out all the info!

So onto my card.As there is no challenge this week this a Thank You to Sharon and to our dedicated followers at Willow Sketchie Challenges.I’ve used Butterfly & Daisy Digital Stamp by Willow Designs ¬†¬†and coloured it with some pearlescent watercolour paints.The papers are First Edition Family Ties and the shimmery card is Trimcraft 12 x 12 pearlescent Textured card.I’ve used a large corner rounder on the right hand corners and an extra small one on the sentiment tab.The With Thanks stamp is a past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and has been¬†stamped¬†in¬†Dandelion¬†Memento¬†Dew Drop Ink.Some gems have been used to embellish.

Please stop by the challenge blog to see some of the other DT’s farewell creations and I,and the rest of the team,would love you to join us on Monday.

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Craft Challenges : Bling It Up
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Bling It On
Twisted Tuesday : No twist! Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : New (bought these gorgeous papers last Saturday!)
Love to Create : Anything Goes with a Sentiment
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : Glitz, Glamour, Bring on the Bling
Sentimental Sundays : Thank You 
My Time to Craft : Things with Wings
One Stop Craft :  Sparkle and Bling
Totally Gorjuss : Flowers 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Butterfly Wishes

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For my card I’ve used the beautiful Emo – Happy Day¬†, a new release at Just Some¬†Lines¬†.Altho’ it doesn’t count as the ‘New’ part of the challenge I have tried a couple of techniques that I haven’t given a go before.The first is making a Circular Side Step Card.Oh My!Did this give me bother!I can’t tell you how much card I wasted,I’m far too¬†ashamed :0 As ¬†a rule I normally try new folds out on scrap paper first.BUT as loads of people said how it easy this was I ploughed ahead with my chosen card in hand.Mistake number 1 used the wrong sized Grand Nestie.Thinking I could work my way out of this I tried to alter the¬†measurements.Maths is NOT my strong point ūüė¶ Second attempt changed to correct Grand Nestie,just couldn’t fathom part of the folding process even tho’ there was a video as well as step by step with pics…eventually I got it right!Then promptly¬†decided¬†I wanted more depth on the part of the circle on the right (where the steps are) so made another cutting a shorter slit.That one worked too ūüôā Good job I’d just bought a ton of this card…which brings me¬†nicely¬†on to the ‘New’ part of the challenge – new stash!Plus the paper,just a shame it’s not showing how glittery it is.Well after colouring on kraft successfully with¬†different mediums I thought I’d give it a whirl on coloured card.I’ve used Polychromos pencils.Still need a bit more practice methinks but like the effect.I cut the tag on 2 different coloured cardstocks cutting away parts of the burnt orange one then stamping and¬†layering.I coloured the little butterfly on the sentiment with the same pencils.Added some pearls,a die cut leaf frond and some paper raffia which I also cut the¬†flowers from.

As we have about 5- 6 inches of snow on the ground and a promise of more on the way (!) I think using this pretty image and warm orangey shades is wishful thinking on my part ūüėČ Roll on Spring!

Supplies :

Image : Emo –¬†Happy¬†Day by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a freebie set from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Burnt Orange Card from my local craft warehouse,Green Bazzill Basics
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Joy!Crafts Oval & Rectangle Dies and Pointed Flowers,Sizzix Decorative Strip Elegance,Grand Calibur, Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Raffia ans Flat Back Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :  Punch it
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Anything BUT a square
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†: Something Girlie
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Delightful Challenges : Create a Tag/Include a Tag in your Project
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (new papers,image and tag die plus new techniques)
Crafts and Me : Something new  (new papers and tag die)
Divas by Design : Girly
Whimsical Designs : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Fancy edges 
Card and Scrap : Use Punch
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything but a card (or for those of you who really want to, make it a shaped card!)
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Die Cuts and Flowers
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything But Square
Card Mania : Girly
Digi Darla Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Try Something New
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

‘Bearly’ time to do the garden!

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It’s the lovely Dawn’s turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is In the Garden.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used¬†Taking a snoooooze digital stamp¬†by Willow DesignsWho wouldn’t rather catch 40 winks than mow the lawn etc. – me for one ūüėȬ†I’ve trimmed it down using a nestie and the Out-of the-Box technique to allow his newspaper to dangle over the edge.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and 3D Crystal Lacquer has added shine to the lenses on his specs.I was very naughty and picked up this New Leaf ¬†pad at my local craft warehouse.One thing I wasn’t buying this year was MORE papers to add to the copious amount I already own…but…when they’re half price you have to to don’t you?Don’t you?!And of course I had to pick up a Boho Chic one as well ūüôā Not one to pass up on a bargain,especially a crafty one!I added an embossed piece of cardstock to break up the patterns and¬†wrapped it with some natural raffia.Altho’ this is meant to be a Christmas design folder I think it works well with garden/nature themed cards all year round.The sign is die cut and stamped with a sentiment,the brads are purely for decoration.The snap is from a set I bought in a craft sale last Summer,well 2¬†actually as they were a good price, and it’s the first time I’ve used one!They do go beautifully with these¬†papers tho’ so I’m sure they will get out and about more ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Taking a snoooooze dgital stamp by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concept Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Quikutz Sign Post Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Edger Punch Traditional Scallop,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Natural Raffia from stash

 

Some challenges this is for:

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly¬†:¬†¬†Happy New….. (paper pad)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Tuesday Throwdown :  Shiny & New (paper pad)
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner¬†:¬†Manly Cards
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Something New (paper pad)
Opus Gluei : Free for All
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Crafty Calendar¬†:¬†January¬†what’s new? (paper pad)
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†: Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something new (paper pad)
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fussy and Fancy : Furry Friends
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†Something New (paper pad)
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (paper pad)
Crafty Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads

Thanks for looking

Lisa x