Show me the way to Amaryllis

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

Here I’ve taken the chance to make a Christmas card featuring a Bildmalarna stamp.Sadly these cute little beauties are no longer available but I’ve managed to seek a few out here and there 🙂 This is Mimosa – Amaryllis and she’s been coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils after being stamped onto Neenah Desert Storm card.Some Frantage has been scattered around the edges.She’s been layered up onto some Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes papers.The die cut chevron pieces have actually been snipped in half to make them stretch across the width of the card and as the gap is behind the image nobody will ever know…except I’ve just told you 😉 A stamped sentiment has been added along with a die cut poinsettia…well I don’t have an amaryllis but it’s in keeping with the flower theme!

Dies to Die For still have some of these stamps left in their Retirement Sale.Unfortunately not his one – I think I snapped the last one up!No connection to the company,just a happy customer 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bildmalarna Mimosa – Amaryllis

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sepia Archival Ink,Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 24 XXL & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump,Papermania Heat Tool

To Embellish : Button from crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes!

Always Playing with Paper : Inspiration Challenge 

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use A Sentiment

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : October –  Anything Hand Colored

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an option of Embossing

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Frame It (image framed with Frantage – if this is not suitable please delete)

PDE Linky Party : All Cards

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Use At Least One Die

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Perfectly Created Chaos : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/Optional Twist (not used here)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with optional theme of The Seasons

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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You’ve been (gift) tagged!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Tag You’re It!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’ve used the darling Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs and coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the fur trim on her Santa Suit I’ve added texture with a white Soufflé pen.She’s been cut out with a tag die and some button ribbon from the same collection as the  papers has been looped through.The background paper and ric rac style strips have cut using stitched dies.A die cut sentiment has been placed in the top left hand corner at a jaunty angle with a flat backed pearl ‘dotting’ the ‘i’.To finish the wooden parcel has been coloured using the same ones on the package she is holding.Well,that’s another Christmas card ready for this year 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Soufflé Pen

Papers & Card : DP Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Merry Christmas,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes Ribbon, Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Flat Backed Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Optional Photo Inspiration

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Patterned or Embossed Papers & Why – Although I have a multitude of embossing folders I tend to go for patterned papers as I’m a bit of a colour coordination freak!I love to mix ‘n’ match from the same sets and take inspiration from them when colouring images 🙂

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge : ‘I’ for Ink (hope Archival and alcohol markers count?! If not,don’t mind if you delete)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Christmas Cuties

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up : Anything Goes/Optional Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Which fairy is witch?

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I had a lovely surprise being asked to be a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs where the challenge is Good Witch/Bad Witch.

** Huge apologies.I wrote my post a while back then forgot to schedule it.Silly me – :S **

Given the nature of the challenge I chose to  interpret this as a fairy – and a Christmas one at that!!Sadly Bildmalarna have stopped making these gorgeous stamps but I managed to pick quite a few up at Dies to Die For in their retirement sale and at Bunny Zoe’s.Unfortunately it looks like they have now sold out of this image, Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift.I’ve coloured this beauty up with Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils onto their  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.This is what I’ve also formed the base card with and die cut the stitched holly border and sentiment from.She’s been teamed with a patchwork style piece of Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes paper.A few sequins have been sprinkled along the border and in keeping with the stitching theme stretched a length stitch edge ribbon across the bottom of the paper.The sentiment has been dotted here and there with a Sakura Stardust pen for a touch of sparkle.

Supplies :

Image : Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Red Star Pen

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no.21 XXL ,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Memory Box Poppystamps Stitched Holly Border Die,Big Shot, X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board

To Embellish : Sequins and Stich Edge Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Use your favourite stamp company carried at Bunny Zoe’s (Bilmalarna)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : So Fairy Cute

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Add Stitching (Hope faux given by dies counts?)

Pile It On : Stitching (Hope faux given by dies counts?)

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas :  Cute or Anything Goes Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room : Blending 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use Ribbon 

Fussy and Fancy : Things With Wings

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Wings

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Bingo (Ribbon,Stitching Real or Faux,Die Cut)

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Cute Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

An early gift for Christmas :)

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** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

Having already made all my 2015 Christmas cards I thought I’d make a start on NEXT year’s ones!!Unusual for me. Normally I’m finishing them and writing them on the last posting date 😉 Can you see my halo shining?Anyway…on to this beautiful little angel instead…she’s called Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna.I’m so sad they’e stopped making these little cuties but I’ve managed to source a few here and there.I’ve stamped then coloured onto Neenah Desert Storm card with my Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils.A sprinkling of Frantage around the edges to create some interest.The patterned papers are Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes that I managed to find in a sale at my local craft warehouse and I’ve used various dies to decorate along with a couple of flat backed pearls.Can you spot them 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink, Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Season’s Greetings,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Gems and/or Pearls

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Embossing

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut (I’ve used quite a few!)

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use A Die Cut  (I’ve used quite a few!)

Winter Wonderland : Christmas Flowers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes (use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)

Stamp and Create : Brown or Kraft Colour Challenge

Whoopsi Daisy : Hand Coloured Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Craftbubble friends cards

I made these for some of my friends on Craftbubble using Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale paper pad and Forever Friends stamps.The bear holding a parcel isn’t really a Christmas stamp but I thought I’d get away with it as you give gifts at Christmas.The other was a freebie from issue 18 of docrafts Creativity! Magazine.All images are coloured with Promarkers and I was really pleased with the results.Quite funny really as I coloured these quickly as I was in a hurry.I paper pieced the parcels and hats and sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle in silver and gold before sticking in to place.The sentiments,die cuts from the pad,got the same treatment.I cut some scallop borders from Sizzix Deorative Strip Lace Edging.The coloured card is from my stash and the pearls are from a mixed bag available at Bunny Zoe’s Crafts.

There was actually another card to this collection but I was waiting for someones’ address so I photographed these before I posted them.I then posted the last one once I had the address and totally forgot to take a picture.What a complete duh-brain!

TFL,

Craftybunny x