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

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Don’t bug me – it’s Spring!

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I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

For my card I’ve printed this sweet image from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris onto kraft card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils.They really lend themselves beautifully to this technique.The white highlights on the bug are also in pencil.I’d usually add them with gel pen as I found it difficult to get it to show over the layers of colour.Then I had a ‘moment’…it suddenly dawned on me to draw them in where I wanted them to be first!Once I’d added the colour in I just sharpened it up a bit with the white pencil.Now,why hadn’t I thought of that before…please,don’t answer that – it’s rhetorical 😛 The blending has been done by pencil alone.Except for the Periwinkle glow around her.Blending solution and a paper stump to soften.I chose these papers from the Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers also from the store.They coordinate perfectly 🙂 I printed the sentiment,from the Ladybugs set, onto kraft too and made some daisies to match the image to finish the whole thing off and not a die cut in sight.Everything has been punched!

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Card : Kraft from Stash,Black,White & Green Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

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

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Seeing it through :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is I Can See Clearly Now.We have the fabulous Just Some Lines 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.

So bought myself some new kraft card to play with and I’m quite pleased with it.I wanted to practise colouring with my Polychromos some more and this delightful little fella,Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines was just the ticket.They worked a treat but I think I still need more practice…sounds like good excuse to get in some extra crafting!For the transparent parts I went for an acetate card base,epoxy button stickers and,altho’ it doesn’t show up,3D Crystal Lacquer.The problem was trying not to get a refection of me taking the pic in the acetate!Anyway I kind of went for a School/Birthday/Office Supplies hybrid -and it looks like I achieved it 😀

Supplies :

Image : Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me In Word on my ‘puter
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, 3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack,A4 Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound,Papermania 12 x12 Acetate Sheets
 Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Marianne Design Folder Brick with Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings  
Come and Get It : Use 3 of Something (Buttons)
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
Opus Gluei : Happy Birthday!
That Craft Place : Sentimental
The Squirrel & The Fox : For a Male (for my DS2 Birthday next week!)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Creative Bug on the Loose : Child’s Play  (for my DS2’s 11th Birthday next week!)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Buttons
Paper Shelter Challenge : Ribbon, twine or floss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

A prickly reception?Definitely not!

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Oh my goodness!!I’m so excited!I got chosen to join Crafty Sentiments as a GDT!I put my name down in a moment of madness thinking they’d never pick me and here I am with my very first project for them 😀

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments is a nice easy one and everybody’s fave – Anything Goes!Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning the super prize below.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.

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So meet the delightful Hedgehog – Hello! by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s available as a rubber stamp and here I’ve coloured him in Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I decided I’d give him a setting and to be honest I can always do with a bit of practice on creating backgrounds 😉 Not sure if it’s the angle of the notebook or the lens,maybe both,but hedgie on the right looks as tho’ he’s been more slugs n’ snails.But rest assured they are definitely following the same diet.

Here’s a side by side piccie :

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I decided to make a card and notepad set just for something a little different…I chose these papers with a woodsy/countryside feel to them.Then teamed them with some kraft and lifted the reddy pink with coordinating card.There was already a sentiment on the woodgrain piece on the card so I thought I’d utilise that and cut the flowers out again from a second sheet and layered them up,slightly overlapping the bottom corner of the butterfly paper.The ric rac was a little too pale so I toned it in to match with a Copic Ciao Marker.This has been topped with a jute twine threaded button.The same papers were used on the notepad and I made new covers out of kraft.The butterfly paper was turned into a flower,ric rac for leaves and the button added to the centre.

Supplies :

Image : Hedgehog – Hello! stamp by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (for highlights on eyes and nose)
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Trimcraft 12 x 12 Textured Card, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering image and making notebook covers – it just happens to match the card blank perfectly)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals Small,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Twine and Ric Rac from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Eclectic Ellapu : Furry Friends 
Fairytale Stampers : Summer
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
A Gem of a Challenge : Any Animal
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Summer Days
Creative Corner : Outdoors
Fussy and Fancy : Summertime
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes with Markers
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More:Buttons
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Buttons, Butterflies & Bows (all 3 are there!)
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Summertime
CMD-Challenge: Animals
Die Cut Divas : Buttons or Bows or Both
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Summertime
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Happy as a pig in…er…flowers

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Floral Delights.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps and Stamping Dragon Designs as our sponsors 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.

For my card I’ve used the sweet Parker Pig in Floral Frame by Stamping Dragon Designs.I digitally paper pieced the frame using a past freebie kit from The Scrappy Kat and coloured Parker with Copic Ciao Markers.The Backing paper was printed out from the kit.I’ve added a couple of punched borders wrapped with some faux suede strips,a punched butterfly and flowers along with leaves.The sentiment I generated on the computer.Some black self adhesive gems have been used to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Parker Pig in Floral Frame by Stamping Dragon Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : Digital Papers from Polka Dot Party Kit by The Scrappy Kat,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Woodware 1½” Circle Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Faux Suede Strips from The Works,Black Self Adhesive Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft : Flower Power
Creative Corner : Flowers and/or Mothers Day
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Pieced Off  (Paper Piecing)
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
 Creative Belli : Spring
Nutcrafters : Bingo (Punches,Free, Pearls/Gems)
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Animals
Creative Craft Challenges : All About Animals
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Insects Or Animals

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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

 
 
 

Easter Bunny’s ears are floppy

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At Just Some Lines the challenge is Bunnies,Chicks,Easter Eggs this fortnight.Only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Easter Bunny with a basket – boy by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve teamed him with these lovely Spots & Stripes Pastels papers as I thought the colours would be perfect for an Easter/Spring card.I’ve added a selection of Chipboard Buttons from the same collection and tied them with some Baker’s Twine.I found this neutral cardstock in my stash to go with them.The sentiment,cut into a banner,comes with the Bunny as part of a set.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Easter Bunny with a basket – boy by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels 8 x8 Paper Pack,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Large,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edger Punch
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Chipboard Buttons,Creative Expressions Baker’s Twine Set Pastels

Some challenges this is for :

Cute Card Thursday : Easter Parade
DRS Designs :Baskets
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Happy Easter
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Sincerely Yours Creations : Easter
Crafts and Me : Buttons and bows
Creative Moments : Animals
Digistamps 4 Joy : Easter
Little Red Wagon : Easter
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
Simon Says Stamp : Easter/Spring
Stampavie and More : Easter
Whimsical Designs : Buttons and Bows
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion : Happy Easter
Deep Ocean Challenge :  Cute & Cuddly 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Use A Bunny
Digital Tuesday : Easter
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Spring
Papertake Weekly : Easter Treats
Party Time Tuesdays :  Colour/Photo Inspiration
{Pin}spirational : Photo Inspiration
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Spring is in the air
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Spring or Pastels
Cutie Pie Challenge : Easter
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Easter
Digi Darla Challenge : Easter/Spring
Digi Makeover Challenge : Pastels
Eureka Stamps: What’s in your Easter Basket?
Love to Create : Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Easter or Spring
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Easter
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Easter
The Shabby Tea Room : Anything Goes
Victorine Originals : Anything Easter
Whoopsi Daisy : Punched elements
613 Avenue Create :Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Easter/Spring Colours  
Hobbycutz  : Easter
No Matter Which Challenges : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Spring has Sprung
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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