Happy to celebrate!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Stanley – Happy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs certainly looks like he has plenty to celebrate!He’s a new release digi stamp too!!A double celebration then 😀 I’ve coloured him up with a number of mediums.Stanley,the bottle and cork have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Metallic ProMarkers in Gold and Silver give the label a foiled look.Stardust Pen give the hearts a glittery touch and some extra fizz has been given to the Champagne bubbles with a Graph’It Shake Marker.A few white gel pen highlights  and 3D Crystal Lacquer add shine to the bottle and Stanley’s nose.There…I think that’s it 😉 For the rest of the card I’ve used some patterned paper and wooden wording from paper of a Stampin’ Up prize I won in a draw at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine’s website.Such a lovely surprise to have that drop through my door!The wooden star buttons and twine I already had in my stash.

Supplies :

Image : Stanley – Happy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Gold & Silver Metallic ProMarkers,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Red Star Pen,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Marker, 3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Stampin’ Up Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large & Classic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large & Classic Squares Large,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch

To Embellish : Stampin’ Up Expressions Natural Elements, Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Wooden Star Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges I would to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Green + Sentiment

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

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

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

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

Creatalicious Challenges : St Patricks Day or Use Green

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Fancy Borders

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Use Green

Cute Card Thursday : To Die For

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

It’s all black & white after a fashion!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Black and White.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.

I thought 60’s Fashion by Crafty Sentiments Designs would be perfect for this colour combo especially all coloured up in the style of an old photograph.I even shied away from normal skintones to add to the effect,tho’ I was tempted!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and a few white gel pen highlights have been added too.The paper rose started out white and the leaf green but I decided to give them a more dramatic look by changing them with the Black Copic Marker.The ribbon and buttons are from the same collection as the papers.

Supplies :

Image : 60’s Fashion by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Black Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Daisy Mini Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Ribbon,Paper Rose & Leaf from my stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Alphabet Challenge : R is for Ribbon

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Ribbons and/or Flourishes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Owl’ be thanking you ;)

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

As soon as I saw this owl image in the Teacher’s Pet set by Deedee’s Digis I just knew I had to make some kind of book style card.The idea for this one came from here at Card-Making-Magic.Of course,this pre-coloured image is one of a few images you get (in different formats),along with a couple of papers and several sentiments!Great value 🙂 I added a bookplate die cut containing one of the sentiments attached with eyelets,a baker’s twine tied paperclip and an extra large eyelet.This is for one of my DS2’s teachers and it’s his last year at Primary School before he starts ‘Big School’ in September.It’s also kind of an end of an era for us as he’s our youngest.He has 2 part time teachers and a teaching assistant.So I guess I will using the rest of this fab kit to make a couple more of these style cards 😉

Supplies :

Image,Sentiment & Papers : Teacher’s Pet by Deedee’s Digis

Card Blank : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6

Medium : Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Tools : X-Cut Steel Ruler,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Large,Sizzix Bigz Bookplate,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Big Bite

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets,We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Eyelet (part of a job lot from QVC a few years ago),Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Alphabet Challenge : K is for Kind Thoughts

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Get In Shape

City Crafter Challenge  : Woodland Animals

Creative Card Crew : Die Cuts 

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A place in the sun(flowers)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything But a 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.

I wanted to try something a bit different with the adorable Molly – Sunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs.After mulling over a few gardening related ideas I thought about making a flower pot and adding in some handmade sunflowers.I found a great video here to create a wood effect planter type.She does omit the measurements for the main body of the pot but I figured out it needed to be 11cm high and the length of an A4 piece of card.She also uses a wood panel stamp but not having one I embossed with a folder instead and rubbed ink over it.I would have preferred to use my woodgrain embossing folder but as it’s still AWOL I made do with this one :S I added in some greenery as a filler cut from an icicle die and made up my sunflowers from yellow card after inking them and folding the petals for more dimension.The stems are some re-purposed round lolly sticks coloured to match the grass and leaves.The sunflower centres are buttons threaded with jute button thread and I tied a thicker piece of the same type of twine around the outside for a rustic feel.Molly was coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut before being popped up on foam tape for dimension.There all done and it was quite easy to construct too – a huge bonus in my book 😀

Closer view of Molly -Sunflowers :

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Supplies :

Image : Molly – Sunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Desert Sand,Cantaloupe,Tangelo and Pear Tart Memento Dew Drop Inks

Cardstock : Kraft from stash,Yellow & Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : Fiskars 30 cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Ball embossing tool,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Marianne Design Icicle Border,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Leaves from the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Big Shot,Stick It!Hot Melt Glue Gun,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Button Thread and Jute Twine from my stash,Recycled Lolly Sticks

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything But a Card

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with a Twist of Die Cuts

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Buttons & Bows

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Summer

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Use Your Stuff : Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams : How Does Your Garden Grow

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge: Flowers 

Creative Corner :Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : A Bouquet of Flowers

Pattie’s Creations : Use a Digital or Stamped Flower Image

Polkadoodles : Girly, but no Pink

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Inspired By Colour 

 

2 Creative Chicks: Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Dream Factory : The Secret Garden

Lia Stampz Challenge : Embossing

Sparkles Forum Challenges  : It’s Spring (minimum of 5 flowers)

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : It’s all about the Hair colour!

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Rolling Brightly Along

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bright Colours.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.

Here’s the dynamic Tobey – Roller Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with a few white gel pen highlights.I’m so glad I found these papers 🙂 They’re just perfect for this challenge and more impact has been given teaming them with this orange card.Now,glitter is usually the last thing I would go to for a male themed card but I thought I’d liven it up a bit with some touches of Glitter Shake Pen in gold for the centres of the stars and to draw around the shooting one on the sentiment.This was then heat embossed with clear powder for a cabouchon effect.A length of paper twine has been stretch across the border strip,a looped and tied bunch added then finally topped with a button threaded with more paper twine for a dimensional finish.

Supplies :

Image : Tobey – Roller Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Graph’It Markers Gold Glitter Shake Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

Papers & Card : DP Kaisercraft Blast Off! 6 1/2″ Pad (including sentiment and border die cuts),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot, X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch

To Embellish : Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 die cut stars)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Image,More Than 2 Layers,Die Cut)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pretty Lazy in Spring

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring Colours.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.

Here’s the pretty Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.I created a frame and gave her a ribbon covered border to perch on.It also allows the delightful paper to show through.The embossing at the bottom has been sanded to enhance the pattern and I hand pierced it to create a little more interest.The flowers and leaves are die cut from felt.A few gems have been scattered around to bling it up.

Supplies :

Image : Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Cioa Markers

Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Other Material : Felt from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Nellie Snellen Flower Border 1 Embossing Folder,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Big Shot

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a Twist: Add a Ribbon

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : For the Girls

Card Mania : Spring

Get Creative Challenges : Embossing

Stamp and Create : Is it Spring yet?

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Girly Girl

Come and Get It : Emboss It Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Add Some Embellishments

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Passion for Fashion

Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Add Flowers

My Sheri Crafts : Welcome Spring

Card Mania : Spring

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Include a Sentiment

Die Cut Divas : Spring / Children

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Flowers

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spring / Greens

 Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Emboss It

Crafty Catz : Use Your Dies/ Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shaking it up for Christmas!

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Over at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog there is a special Advent Calendar to help you count down to Christmas.Every day there will be some gorgeous DT creations to get you in the festive mood.I do hope you drop by to take a look 🙂

Here’s my 1st December creation for you.

As soon as I saw the beautiful New Winter Skates  by Crafty Sentiments Designs I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her 🙂 I found this photo glitter dome in a local bargain shop and as luck would have it my little stamped beauty fitted it perfectly 🙂 Love it when a plan falls in place!!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and to created some lovely dimension on the trimmings of her clothing I pulled out my Fluffy Stuff.This is an amazing product.To watch it as you heat is just pure magic – but then maybe I’m easily pleased or just need to get out more LOL.Also this is perfect for this project as once set it’s there.Needs to be with the rigorous shaking this will get!Here’s a pic of the back view with some patterned paper backing with a lovely Seasonal greeting :

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And finally one with her all shook up :

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Hope I’ve managed to capture the magic for you!It was quite some feat juggling everything,being quick with the camera and not getting too much glare off the dome 😉

Supplies :

Image :  New Winter Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs 
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Memento Tuxedo Black & Danube Blue Dew Drop Ink Pads
Paper : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack
Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors
To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon,Button & Twine from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Snow People
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Snow
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Ribbons and/or Bows
Opus Gluei : Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Lacy Sunshine : North Pole
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas
Catch The Bug : Stuffed (use left over paper) – the backing piece is a scrap 
Inkspirational : Christmas Optional Twist no Red or Green
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Get Festive
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Winter Wonderland
Graph’It Colour Challenge :Two Colours (pink & blue)
Simply Create Too : Snow, Snow, Snow or Use All White
The Stamping Boutique :  Sparkle
Crafting for all Seasons : Tis the Season
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/ Winter
Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes 3-D 
Digistamps 4 Joy : Christmas
Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp :Christmas /Holidays 
Stampavie and More :  Snowflakes
Digi Choosday Challenge: Christmas
Just Inspirational Challenges : Snowflakes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party : Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday : Buttons or Bows 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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