Circl-Ed Elephant


The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is CAS (Clean & Simple).We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps 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!

I think I’ve gone about as CAS as can be with my card.I’ve used the wonderful Edward Elephant – Happy Birthday.He is actually found in the Gift Tags section at Bugaboo Stamps.First I digitally paper pieced the background with a paper from the Swiss Dots III collection by Floppy Latte Designs using PSE 8.Then using MyVerse Editor Plus I chose a template for the size of card I wanted.This is really for making inserts but it takes the hard work out of creating your own base card templates 🙂 Once printed onto some leather textured card,which I thought would look good with the ele image, and trimmed to size I filled in the rest of the image with Copic Ciao Markers.I deliberately went for some bright ,contrasting colours.Well that’s it,nothing else…..:D

Supplies :

Image : Edward Elelphant – Happy Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps
Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : Southfield Textured 12 X 12 card,Floppy Latte Designs Swiss Dots III digi paper
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,My Verse Editor Plus by Crafty Ideas by Kaz (it’s obsolete now but she has a better one here),PSE 8

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft  : Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired  : Critters
Pattie’s Creations : Birthdays
Raise The Bar : Birthday
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Cute
Paper Crafting Journey :Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Cute
Inky Impressions : Birthday
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Cards For Men : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes with Any Artist
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sparkling with in-tent!

At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Die Cuts and/or Punches.We have Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and Simon Says Stamp!  as our fab sponsors too!Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Lil Trumpeteer by Floppy Latte Designs  available at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.He looks like he’s heralding in the Spring.I wanted to create a ‘caught in crystal’ effect.The trouble is inkjet printable acetate is ridged on one side to give a key for the ink.So I flipped the image so that I could allow the smooth side of the acetate to be face out on the window aperture I’d cut in my card.Now because the gloss medium I wanted to apply is water based I knew I couldn’t use it on the printed image as it would run into an icky mess.So that’s where another piece of acetate came in.I scribbled some gloss over it,not getting to close to the edges,then sprinkled some mica powders and Glamour Dust about.I used yet another piece of acetate to smoosh it around a bit (I’ve saved that  for another day).Once dry I backed the image with it.The day before my copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft dropped onto my doormat with these gorgeous papers and matching chipboards.The butterfly and flowers in the corner have been coated in Glamour Dust.Icut the flowers from one of the sheets too and lined the inside of my card with a bright green one.I got to use my lovely new swirly die that I picked up rather reasonably reduced price at my local craft warehouse 🙂 I stamped the greeting onto the chipboard piece and completed the card with some grosgrain ribbon and pearls.

Supplies :
Image : Lil Trumpeteer by Floppy Latte Designs
Mediums : Anita’s 3D Gloss,Mica powders,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card & paper : Freebie Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee paper pad and chipboards for Cardmaking and Papercraft,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Labels 1,Joy! Crafts Cutting and Embossing Stencil and Fowers 3 Cutting and Embossing Stencil,Big Shot
To embellish : White flat backed pearls, grosgrain ribbon both from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Flowers
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Pearls & Lace
Totally Papercrafts : Things with Wings
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Spring/Summer colours
Crafty Ribbons : Things with Wings
Craft Us Crazy : Mother’s Day and/or flowers
Cute Card Thursday : Spring flowers
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best :  Paper lace
Do You Stack Up? :  Glitter/bling
Paper Crafting Journey  :  3 or more patterned papers
Paper Play : Things with Wings
Pixie Dust Studio : Ribbon
Crafty Creations :Flower power
Crafts and Me : 3-D embellishments
Digistamps 4 Joy : Glitter and bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Birthday card
Inky Impressions : Make your own embellishments 
Little Red Wagon : Spring colors
My Mum’s Craft shop : Celebration
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : April showers bring spring flowers 
Craft Room Challenge : Music
Digital Tuesday : Birthdays
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Spring
My Time To Craft : Fairy Nice
Corrosive Challenges : Hit the bottle!
Creative Inspirations Paint : Inspired by Spring
Robyn`s Fetish : Spring Image Cards 
Sentimental Sundays : Frame it
The Squirrel & the Fox : Things with Wings
Cupcake Craftroom : Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Oozak : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Time for tea!

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Show Us Your Layers.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps as our sponsor.For full details on how to play pop along to the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work.

For my card I’ve used Floppy Latte Designs Tea Time Stacked Teacups coloured with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils and edged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.I’ve used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser around the edges and  coated the whole piece in Crackle Accents with more ink rubbed into the cracks one it was dry.The papers are all Floppy Latte Designs Swiss Dots Digital Paper Pack Set 3 and have had Distress Ink and the paper distresser used on them.I managed to use every paper in the set and with this many layers I thought a Shabby Chic look would be perfect.I’ve added pearls,ribbon,a gold charm toned down with Umber ProMarker and lilac jute ribbon.The doily and flowers were cut using dies from the same set.

Supplies :
Image : Tea Time Stacked Teacups by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artists Fixative,Antique Linen Distress Ink,Crackle Accents,ProMarker
Papers & Card : Swiss Dots Digital Paper Pack Set 3 by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps,card base and piece used to cut doily from stash
Tools :X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Marianne Design Creatables Designer Doily,Big Shot
Embellishments : Chocolate Flat Back Pearls,Jute ribbon,satin ribbon,gold charm(toned down with ProMarker)

Some challenges this card is for :

Creative Inspirations : Digi Day
Totally Gorjuss : Bling It On
Delicious Doodles : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes
C .R.A.F.T.  : Flowers
Crafty Purple Frog : Touchy Feely (texture and ribbon)
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
StampInsanity : Rockin’ Out “Heavy Metal” Style
Truly Scrumptious : Vintage
Everybody Art : Pearls
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown : Polka Dots
Kort-o-Mania : Vintage


Lisa x