Ava Flowery Summer

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Summer Flowers.We have the fabulous Digital Paper Craft 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.

For my card I’ve used the sweet,sweet Ava Girl by Digital Paper Craft and coloured her with a mix of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.The FlexMarkers were used alone on her skin,hair and shoes.I introduced a couple of ProMarker colours on her dress to get the shading and hues I wanted.The papers were a freebie with Quick Cards Made Easy.It also came with a CD-rom full of coordinating elements.I resized and punched out the sentiment then coated it in 3D Crystal Lacquer.Once this was dry I mounted it onto a tag,threaded with paper twine,from the same CD-rom.This was then bordered with some punched flowers shaped with a ball tool.I like to make leaves to match with the same punch by trimming them down and adding the vein detail with a very fine ball tool.As the image is quite large with a lot of white space I decided to punch the floral border in white to keep in with this and to give an extra lift to the whole card.I dotted some Liquid Pearls into the center of the flowers on the border and the red ones too.Some flat backed pearls were used to embellish the cut out corners.I did also apply some gloss to her shoes too but it doesn’t really show in the main pic so here’s a closer view 🙂

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I can’t take credit for the layout tho’.More details below 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Ava Girl by Digital Paper Craft
Mediums : ProMarkers,FlexMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Liqiud Pearls in Ruby Red and White Opal
Papers & Tags : Raspberry Road Freebies from Quick Cards Made Easy
Cardstock : Red & White ; Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad, Green ; Bazzill Basics, Pale Aqua ; Core’dinations So Mod 6 x6 pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp
To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls

Some challenges this is for :

Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Sketch 
613 Avenue Create  : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Square Card  
Lacy Sunshine : Girls, Girls, Girls
A Gem of a Challenge : Punch it Out
Allsorts : Use your new stash (papers & CD-rom)
Crafty Calendar : August Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Die cuts and punches
Word Play Saturday : Childhood
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Something Floral
As You Like it Challenge  : Favorite Twine or Ribbon and why – I really love this paper twine.It gives great texture and interest.There’s a lovely array of useful colours in the pack.BUT the biggest bonus being it ‘s only 99p from The Works!!LOL – can’t resist a crafty bargain 😉
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything but a birthday card with a sentiment
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Make your own embellishments (flowers & tag)
I love Promarkers : Summer
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Dies and Punches
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
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Poppy Power

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Flowers (flowers in your images).We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles and Di’s Digi Downloads 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!

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Poppy by Delicious Doodles.She’s been coloured with FlexMarkers with black pearls added to the centre of each poppy.The pretty vintage papers were a freebie with last month’s issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine as is the chipboard square.I stamped a sentiment,from Polly & Walter A6 Clear Stamp Set by Willow Designs,onto it.I was going to leave it at that then decided to make some poppy-like flowers to tie in with the image.Well,as close as I could get anyway!A length of wine coloured ribbon was tied in a double bow to embellish.I made the card base from some leather textured card cut to form a 6″ x 4″  tent card then adhered the topper so that it will fit into a DL envelope 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Poppy by Delicious Doodles
Mediums : FLexMarkers,Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : Card base Southfield 12 x 12 Textured Card,DP freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Dark red card Kars Christmas Collection,Green card Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,X-cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Nestabilities Large Standard Circles,Flower and Stamens from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame set,Joy!Crafts Leaves Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Black flat backed pearls,Dovecraft Wine Satin Ribbon

Some challenges this is for :

Oldie But Goodie Challenge  : 1 image 2 papers & 3 flowers (had the ribbon and pearls for over a year!)
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges : String of Pearls
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge :  Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges : Something Old, Something New (Old –  ribbon and pearls,New – papers and image)
No Matter Which Challenges :   Die Cuts and/or Punches 
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad : Anything but Square 
Allsorts : Anything but square
Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Southern Girls : It’s all about the flora
House That Stamps Built :  Flowers
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Little Miss (Em)Bossy Boots

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Embossing – either wet or dry.We have the fabulous Cardmadfairy and Simon Says 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!

I’ve used Imogen from Cardmadfairy and coloured her with FlexMarkers.’Cos she’s quite a cute ‘n’ quirky image I thought I’d  colour her a little differently in greyscale and highlighting parts of the  image with colour.I also decided to make a bit of a quirky card to go with her too.After printing her I used an embossing folder to create a frame around her.I did put it in the ‘wrong’ way round to push the frame out instead of debossing it.I hand cut around it too taking off the swirly pattern that was part of the original design.I chose a few other folders and cut strips then glued them to a plain piece of card before trimming it size and adding the stitches.I took some silver metal corners,dabbed them onto a Versamark pad then coated them in black embossing powder.Whilst I had these supplies out I stamped and embossed the sentiment too.I also added a narrow ribbon.

Supplies :

Image : Imogen from Cardmadfairy
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Clear Mini Stamp Set Life
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Versamark Ink Pad,Stampendous Black Detail Powder
Card : Pink Bazzill Basics,Green & Black Papermania 8 x 8 Christmas Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Decoupage scissors,X-Cut Strictly Christmas Flourish Scalloped Oval Embossing Folder,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Papermania Boofle Mixed Buttons Embossing Folder,Craft Concepts In Stitches Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Pricking tool
To Embellish : Silver metal corners,ribbon and thread from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Gingerloft : Use metal
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Try Something New (colouring technique)
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Stitching
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge : Make your own background

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

Polly w-ally doodle all the day!

It’s time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and Claire is your host for this week.Here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Summer Holidays.Don’t forget you can choose either the sketch or theme.You can even combine both! 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.

This sweet little girl is from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom,from WillowDesigns,and has been coloured with FlexMarkers.I’ve added some Stickles to the butterfly and flowers.I’ve given her shiny shoes with 3D Crystal Lacquer.Here’s a closer peek :

The papers were a freebie from a fairly recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.Just love the fresh,bright colours perfect for Summer.Well,perfect for a Summer that hasn’t done nothing but rain,that is!!This is how I’d like to be right now instead of ducking and diving the heavy downpours we’re experiencing at the moment.Still,never mind. The pretty pink glittery thingies are Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers that I got in the latest Docrafts Goody Bag.I found the Gromlet in  a set that I picked up for 79p and thought it would go perfectly with the  theme of the card.

Supplies :

Image : From the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Diamond Stickles,3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : Freebie DP from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,X-cut Perfect Cornered Large (10mm) Punch,Crafts Too Daisies Embossing Folder,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II The Big Bite
To Embellish :  Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers,We R Memory Keepers Summer Gromlets
 

Some challenges this is for :

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Use Something Bought In The Last 2 Months (That’s easy for me!lol.Punch,Shimmer Domes,Summer Gromlets,cardstock)
Sassy Cheryl’s :  Summer Fun
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs :    Summertime
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Summer
Corrosive Challenges : Sentimentally Yours 
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days  :  Summer Time
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : Summer Holidays
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too :  Summer / Vacation   
Totally Papercrafts :  Here Comes Summer
Paper Crafting Journey : Summer
Shelly’s Images : Use text/sentiment
Crafty Creations : Free for All
Inky Impressions : The Great Outdoors
Scrapbook Sisters : One stamp
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x 
 

Gothic Star Girl

Gone Gothic is the Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous The Paper Shelter as our sponsor too!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 the gorgeous Gothic and Modern from The Paper Shelter.This comes as a set with various images and a backing paper.I’ve printed and coloured the JPG Outline with Flexmarker in greyscale adding some subtle highlights with a white gel pen.Here’s a closer view :

This is the first time I’ve made a Star Card and the tutorial I’ve used came from here.This one is in cm’s but I usually work in inches.Now I understand the principle I’ll definitely have a go in those measurements.That’s how I achieved the central triangular mat.I took my time with the card base and it actually turned right first time!! I also made the skeleton leaf flower from this tutorial.Making this card took me back to my teen years and I had a good reminisce about all things Goth/Gothic.So I plumped for a monochrome colour scheme(I wanted to use black but not make everything too dark),lace, metal (brads and pins) and the star shaped base ( altho’ most goth stars are pentangles).Even the flower has a lacy feel to it.I did have to colour some of the leaves with my black FlexMarker as I didn’t have enough.It’s a pretty good way to use these up as I’m sure a lot of people have them in there stash and don’t know what to do with them!I would be careful making them tho’ as the lady in the video appears to have asbestos fingers – my pain threshold isn’t that high.Ow!I mad the pins myself too with various beads and metal spacers from my stash,holding everything together with Glossy Accents.Altho’ the corners are tucked in when the card is folded the pins and sentiment act as closures to help keep everything in place.The sentiment covers the small gap you get in the centre and I’m too fussy to let it show!!Anyway hope you like my interpretation of gothic.Only trouble is after making this I did have to go and seek out some videos by The Cure on YouTube!Gotta love Robert Smith’s hair!!

Supplies :

Image : Gothic and Modern from The Paper Shelter
Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Black Soot Distress Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Paper and Card : Core’dintaions Roy G. Biv 12 x12 cardstock pad,Papermania Capsule Collection Bexley Black 8 x 8 
Tools : X-cut gullotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large,Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Big Shot,Stick It!Hot Melt Glue Gun,Cut n Dry Foam
To Embellish : Skeleton leaves,Pins and beads and black gems all from stash,Papermania Gem Brads Iridescent 

Some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Sentimentally Yours
Creative Inspirations Paint : Shaped Cards
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything but Square
Gingerloft : Fancy Folds 
That Craft Place  : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Bingo (Lace,Flowers,Diecut)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude  : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Fancy Folds
Stamp Man :  Bling it On
Sassy Studio Designs : Use something metal
Shelly’s Images : Use text/sentiment
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenges : Anything goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions :  Anything Goes + Optional A Rose By Any Other Name (Use Flowers)
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network :  Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Thanks a bunch or two!

It’s my turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge and this is the sketch I’ve come up with :

The theme is Summer Florals.So anything flowery will do whether it’s the image,papers,flowers or any other floral stash item.You can take a choice of either the sketch or theme.Or really go for it and do both! 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.

I’ve used a super cute Walter Owl digi stamp taken from the Walter Owl digital collection by Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and fussy cut out.He’s then been shaped and adhered with 3D Glue for some extra dimension.I’ve layered up with some new Papermania Happy Days papers and new Papermania Kraftstax card from the latest DoCrafts Goody Bag along with some Trimcraft Textured card that I treated myself to – well you have to don’t you!I’ve Distress Inked the edges of the papers and afterwards pounced the edges of the card layers with the same piece of Cut n Dry.I shaped the pieces the sentiment is mounted onto,using that as a guide.I added some Blitters,the flowers,from the same Goody Bag and some Raffia Lace Ribbon plus a length of grosgrain ribbon.The Raffia Lace was much lighter in colour originally so that got Distress Inked too.I have to confess the ribbon is a little bit of a cover up job as even tho’ I’d tried hard to remember that the paper had a right way up I didn’t notice until I’d stuck the sentiment on that it was in fact upside down!!Oooopsie!Luckily I’d used wet glue and it hadn’t set so I managed to save it and just make a few  *cough* minor  alterations…

So on to some super news!The  new Walter and Winnie Christmas Stamps are available from Willow Designs to pre-order now!!The stamps can be found in the Clear Stamps section.They’re sooo cute you’ll love ’em!

Here are some sample cards :

Supplies :

Image : From the Walter Owl digital collection by Willow Designs
Sentiment : From 3 Birds  boxed stamp set
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : Papermania Designerstax Happy Days Double Sided 12 x12 ,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8,Cherry Blossom Trimcraft Textured card 12 x 12
Adhesives : Collall All-Purpose Glue,Collall 3D Glue Gel
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Raffia Lace Ribbon and Grosgrain Ribbon from stash,Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters 

Some challenges this is for :

Creatalicious Challenges : Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom : Lots of layers
Desert Island Crafters : 4.Inked edges,6.Glitter (on flowers),7.Animal(s),8.Use a rubber stamp (sentiment)
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Summer fun
Crafty Sentiments : Summertime
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Anything Goes + Optional A Rose By Any Other Name (Use Flowers)
 LEJ Designs : Fabulous Flowers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Summertime
Crafty Bloggers Network :   Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge : Winged Things
Dream Valley Challenges : Things with Wings 
Joanna Sheen Challenge :Summer Daze  
One Stitch At A Time :  Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Distressing
The Ribbon Girls : Girlie Card 
Catch The Bug : Something to do with Summer or the 4th of July
Craftymess Challenge :  Ribbons and Lace
Di’s Digis Designs : Summertime
Poodles Parlour : Cute and /or Cuddly
Raise The Bar : Summer
Stampin’ For The Weekend :  Show us Your Style (not really sure how describe my style?Probably mostly cutesy images,lots of layers and dimension while still retaining clean lines.Oh and I’m totally OCD about colour coordination!!)
Totally Papercrafts : Use a Digi Image
 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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