A good catch!

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The theme of the challenge at Just Some Lines this week is Love ♥.So just perfect with Valentine’s Day around the corner 🙂 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 featured the totally adorable Emo Alek  and Amber – I’ll catch you by Just Some Lines.They’ve been watercoloured with Distress Inks.After trimming the top edge has been die cut to give the appearance of the image being torn from a sketch pad. I cut the base from an ivory card blank with a Grand Nestie and layered up some Papermania Vintage Notes papers,die cut decoupage elements and a die cut sentiment.All edges have been Distress Inked.I threaded a button with baker’s twine and also tied some around the die cut heart.This is for my DH.Even tho’ it looks a bit girly I don’t think it matters too much for Valentine’s Day – not sure if he’ll agree LOL

*Click on the pic for a clearer view*

Supplies :

Image :  Emo Alek  and Amber – I’ll catch you by Just Some Lines
Medium : Distress Ink in the following colours ; Old Paper (around edges),Tattered Rose,Spun Sugar,Victorian Velvet,Worn Lipstick,Scattered Straw,Walnut Stain,Wild Honey,Weathered Wood,Stormy Sky, Broken China,Peeled Paint
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Card blank for shaped base plus another for layering from stash,Watercolour card
Tools : Grand Nestabilities  Scalloped Squares and Squares,Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Cut N Dry Foam
To Embellish : Papermania Vintage Notes Decoupage Medley Love and Die Cut Sentiments,Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastels Assorted Buttons,Creative Expressions Baker’s Twine Pastels

Some challenges this is for :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
Broken Box Stock : Be My Valentine
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything themed around Love
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Be my Valentine
Crafty Catz : Love is in the air( feature a heart)
Digi Haven : Love or Valentines
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Be my Valentine/Anything goes
Pattie’s Creations : Valentines Day
Raise The Bar : A “COUPLE” of things
Simply Create Too : Valentine’s Day or Hearts
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Hugs and Hearts
Stampin With The Dragon : Love is in the Air
 Sweet Pea Stampers : Use a Digital Stamp
Totally Papercrafts : Valentines or Love
Cute Card Thursday : Love Struck
MilkCoffee Challenge : Valentines
Paper Crafting Journey : Love
Sassy Studio Designs : Have a heart
Digistamps 4 Joy : Romance
Inky Impressions : Love
Jen’s Digis : Love
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Valentines
Simon Says Stamp : Heart
Whimsy Inspiration : Fancy Edges
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Love
Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Hearts
Creative Craft Challenges : Hugs & Kisses
Digital Tuesday : Hearts
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Heart
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Valentines
Inky Chicks : Valentine or Anniversary Card
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Love & Romance
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Love Is In The Air
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Heartstrings
Cutie Pie Challenge : Valentines Cards
Incy Wincy Designs : Love is in the Air
Kaboodle Doodles :Hearts
Lexi’s Creations : Valentine / Love
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Valentine’s
Ooh La La Creations : Love Story
Paper Playtime : Border Punches
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes (twist: Love) 
Dream Valley Challenges :Valentines 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Birds and tortoises of a feather….

….stick together!

The challenge at Just Some Lines is Give Thanks this time.There are some changes to the challenge too.From now on 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 Turt n Peep – Peep by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao Markers.I added some texture to the bird and dotted some blender over the tortoise’s face to give that  kind of scaly look they have about them.I found some papers in my stash that I thought would compliment his shell and dug out a Spelllbinders Impressabilities that I’ve had a few years and never used :0 I typed and printed the sentiment using my ‘puter then cut the tag using a Quickutz die.Because I wanted to define it where it is layered over the image I ended up hand cutting a piece of kraft to mount it onto.So we’ll just ignore the wonky cutting and move on 😉 I die cut a flower from a coordinating paper and added a couple of die cue leaves and a brad.

Supplies :

Image : Turt n Peep – Peep from Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : DP Arctic Frog The Garment District Lily Pads Spring Break 6 x6 paper pad,Green card from stash,Craft UK 6 x 6 Kraft card base (another also cut up for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Corner Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Quickutz  Small Curved Gift Tag Maker Die,Joy!Crafts Flower 3 Die and Assorted Leaves 1 Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Dovecraft Neutrals Brad
 

Some challenges this is for :

Bloggers : Birds of a Feather
Broken Box Stock : Thank you
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thanksgiving/Thank You
Fairy Tale : Embossing
Guylou’s Inimitability : Thanks for Everything
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Thank You
Stampin With The Dragon : So Cute
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Be Thankful
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Use a sentiment with “thanks” in it
Delightful Challenges : Thankful
Pixie Dust Studio : Thanksgiving or thank you
Crafting for all Seasons : Thank You cards
Digistamps 4 Joy : Giving thanks
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Freshly Brewed :Lots of dots
House That Stamps Built: Give thanks
Inky Impressions : Give thanks
Little Red Wagon : Texture
Papercraft Star : Thank you
Simon Says Stamp : Thanksgiving/Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes
Craft Room Challenge :  Punches & Die Cuts
Digital Tuesday : Thanksfulness
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Give Thanks
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Thanks / Thanksgiving 
Lollipop Crafts : Thankful/Gratitude
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge : Thank You Card
One Stitch At A Time : With Thanks 
Pile It On :  Let`s be Thankful
Scrappy Frogs : Give Thanks
Sentimental Sundays : Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Thinking Pink

 

This week’s challenge at Craft Your Passion is Breast Cancer Awareness ~ ThinPink.We have the fabulous The Cutting Cafe as our sponsor.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used an image and two sentiments from the Think Pink – Breast Cancer Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe.I printed the ribbon image onto patterned paper then printed the  flowers onto some  cardstock that coordinates with one of the backing papers.Pink gems were added to each flower centre.I printed two pre-coloured sentiments,turning the Thin Pink one into a tab and popping the circular one onto some foam tape for dimension.The papers were a freebie a while back from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.The two patterned strips across the white border are washi tape.Altho’ these are supposed to be Christmas ones they’re just so pretty I’ll be pulling them out from time to time for any occasion card.I realised  once I’d finished making this there was no colouring whatsoever!!Unusual for me but I still enjoyed making it and for such a good cause 🙂

Supplies :

Image & Sentiments : Think Pink – Breast Cancer Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe
Papers & Card : DP freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Card Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Decoupage scissors,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Washi Tape
 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Go Pink (BCA)
The Crafty Pad : Floral 
A Gem of a Challenge :  For the Girls
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Health & Fitness
Do You Stack Up? : Scallops
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

That’s how I roll

It’s everybody’s fave challenge at Craft Your Passion this week – that’s right – Anything Goes!!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry,Sassy Studio Designs and Whoopsi Daisy as our sponsors.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!We also have our new DT’s debut creations plus a couple of Doodle Pantry DT joining us 🙂

For my card I’ve used the adorable Kutie Kim Roller Girl from Sassy Studio Designs.I’ve coloured her with FlexMarkers.I thought she’d look great teamed with these Papermania Design Stax Happy Days papers.Just love the 1950’s kitsch feel to them.Keeping the layout simple I’ve layered them onto some kraft,added some baker’s twine and metal embellishments.The bottle cap is a real one, courtesy of my DH!After being fanned out a little with some craft pliers I punched out one on the centers from the bottle cap paper then adhered it to the cap and coated it using 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Supplies :

Image : Kutie Kim Roller Girl from Sassy Designs Studio
Mediums : FlexMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer 
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Dovecraft 8mm Masculine Brads,Trimcraft The London Line Twine,Recycled  beer bottle cap 

Some challenges this is for :

No Matter Which Challenges : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Add Some Metal 
The Crafty Pad : Show some Metal
2 Sisters :  Anything goes (optional sketch)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Everything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Anything Goes
Avadares : Anything for August
Crafty Ann’s : Circles (on the backing paper,brads,bottle cap,wheels on her roller skates!)
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :  Anything Goes
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes   
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Use Designer Paper 
Paper Crafting Journey :Anything Goes
Paper Play : Layer It Up !
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Anything Goes + Optional Sketch
Party Time Tuesdays :  Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Anything Goes
Mema’s Crafts : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The best kind of gardening

This week at Willow Sketchie Challenge we have a fabby sketch by Claire :

The theme is Use Three Different Papers.You can choose either the sketch or theme.If you’re feeling up for the challenge you can combine the two! You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!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 Garden Weekly Digital Stamp from Willow Designs and coloured Walter with ProMarkers.The hearts on the wallpaper have been coloured green for a leafy feel.I chose some muted papers that I thought would go with the gardening theme and the reverse of some Papermania Kraft card.The face is quite dark whereas this side has a more natural fibrous texture.To keep in with this I distressed all the edges.To finish the card I added some buttons threaded with paper twine.This is now the fourth Father’s Day card I’ve made.Yippee!I’m on a roll.

Supplies : 
Image : Garden Weekly Digital Stamp from Willow Designs 
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DPs selection of Paper Adventures (all discontinued),Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Card Pack
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment
To Embellish : Woodware Buttons Coffee and Cream,Paper twine from The Works
 

Some challenges this is for :

Sundays with Crissy : Things with Wings
Creative Craft Challenges :  Distressing
 LEJ Designs : Lots of Layers
Paper Take Weekly : In the Garden
Creative Stamp Friends :Father’s Day
Lollipop Crafts : Just for Him
Great Impressions : Anything goes 
Allsorts : A card for a Man or a Boy
Catch The Bug : Things with Wings
Craft Your Days Away : All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings 
Crafty Emma : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s  : Male theme
Fairy Tale :  Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts : No Pesky Girls Allowed
Crafting for all Seasons : Celebration + buttons
I Love Promarkers : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A clean sweep

People is the theme set for this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the wonderful DT work while you’re there.

I tried something different,well for me anyway!I’ve coloured this adorable Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop in sepia tones.I have to be honest and I chucked my first attempt in the bin!Oh the shame 😦 I pride myself on NOT throwing stuff away! I tried to colour her skin in just the lighter tones I’d used for her clothing but she ended up looking grey faced so I chose pinkier beige tones and I’m a lot happier with the result 😀 I used a mix of pretty floral paper with a newspaper print one.Altho’ it’s a little difficult to see the bottom strip as I suddenly decided to lay some raffia lace ribbon over it.I layered some die cut flowers and chopped ’em up so they’d add interest to the top of the card.I finished it with some Distress Inked vintage seam binding and another flower topped with a wooden button one,tied with some paper twine.

Sadly this is my last post for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Not an easy decision but sometimes you have to make those kind of choices 😦 I started with the team back in October 2010 and I’d like to say thanks to Karen and Ruth for being great DT Leaders,to all the lovely crafters I’ve met through the team and of course Judy and her Mom for creating and providing the gorgeous images. Wishing you all the best for the future 🙂

Don’t forget the DT call is open until 8:00 pm EST tonight!So get in there quick if you’re interested!

There are 2 beautiful new images in store too :

Foxgloves  and  Marigolds

Supplies :
Image : Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : ProMarkers,Old Paper,Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Papers & Card : Floral paper by Paper Adventures (discontinued that’s why I bought a load 😉 ),Newspaper print K & Co,cardstock from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch
To embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding (tinted with Old Paper Distress Ink),Wooden Flower Button (e-Bay),Cream Paper Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply Challenge : Border Punches
I Love Promarkers : Anything goes
Ruby’s Rainbow : Lace (not sure if raffia lace counts.Let me know if it doesn’t)
Craft Room Challenge : Shabby/Vintage 
Creative Card Crew : Vintage 
Flourishes : Lace & Scallops (let me know if raffia lace doesn’t count)
Paper Take Weekly : For The Girls Or Mum
Party Time Tuesdays : Monochromatic
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Shabby Chic/Vintage
Crafty Bloggers Network : Floral
Totally Stampalicious : All About Flowers
The Ribbon Reel :  Newsprint/Bookprint and Ribbons
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss : Anything goes with a button
Fairy Fun Fridays : Distress It
Hotshot Crafts : Ribbon
Jellypark Challenges : National Craft Month (colouring,Distress Inks,raffia lace,seam binding,buttons,paper twine)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Willing and (g)able!

We have a different challenge for everyone at Willow Sketchie Challenge – it’s Anything Goes!A favourite I’m sure.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

Don’t forget the clear stamp Sale continues.Only £1,such a bargain.

I wanted to try something new this time and found the instructions for this rather cute Gable Box on Splitcoaststampers.The topper image,flower paper and sweet sentiment are all from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs.I added a drizzle of Frosted Lace Stickles to the icing on the cake.The paper has been adhered to a strip of card with a punched border and  I punched out the sentiment and allowed it to hang over the edge.The top of the box is held together with some sisal string.Originally the was two ply but I unraveled it because I like the hairy,unkempt look. I threaded the blue paper twine through the bow before tying the button on.

Supplies :
Image,patterned paper and sentiment : From the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom  from Willow Designs
Medium : Frosted Lace Stickles
Card : Kraft and white from my stash,pink card Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock pad 
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware 1½” Circle Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To embellish : Sisal string,paper twine,Papermania button

Some challenges this is for :

My Time To Craft : Bring On the Cake 
Paper Take Weekly : Get Krafty (Use Kraft)
Sassy Cheryl’s : NO Embossing
Crafty Boots :  “Food Glorious Food”
Kaboodle Doodles : Let`s Get Cooking
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Use a Die or Punch
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi OR No image
Digital Tuesday : Make It Sparkle
Creative Mondays : Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet :  “Fantastic Finds” (mine are the sisal string and paper twine)
Paper Pretties : Punches/diecuts
Paper Shelter Challenge : Add a sentiment
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything goes
Pixie Cottage :  Sketch and/or buttons and bows (just buttons and bows)
Sisterhood of Crafters :  Use a digi
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

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