A Krafty Wish :)


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is a Sketch Challenge.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 a sneak peek of the sketch :

Isn’t Isobel – Flower Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs just the sweetest and most gorgeous of creatures.I coloured her on kraft with Polychromos Pencils,adding a little white gel pen and Glamour Dust then fussy cutting her.I recently treated myself to these lovely papers,flowers and stamps (after wanting them for soooo long).Cut the border with Spellbinders Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities using this insert with them for the first time even tho’ I’ve had them for about 3 years!!Deffo gonna use ’em more often,but then I say that about everything ūüėČ Buttons and twine from stash complete the look.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel РFlower Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass & Dried Marigold,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage¬†Stamps,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Paper Blossoms Peach,Buttons & Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Things with Wings

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Flowers

The Corrosive Challenges : Hip to be Square

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Daughters/Girls

Country View Crafts’ Challenge¬†: Use Kraft Card

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Add Some Sparkle

Die Cut Divas : In the Garden

Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†: Flowers

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Little Claire’s¬†:¬†April – Use Kraft Card

My Time to Craft : Spring Flowers 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Things with Wings

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes or Lots of Layers

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

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Flowers

DRS Designs¬†:¬†Bloomin’ Beautiful (Use Flowers)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fairy-ly Blue (and Silver!)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page¬† ūüė¶¬†¬†**

I’m super excited to be sharing¬†a card that I’ve made as a Guest Designer for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge.To enter the November Colour Scheme Challenge you need to use any combination of red,green,silver and blue.You may choose just one or two with other colours as long as the listed ones are the main.The other stipulation is that you must use a Just Some Lines image.But with so many beauties in the store it wouldn’t be difficult to choose!My card,along with other wonderful inspiration and extra details on how to enter,can be found on the Just Some Lines Blog¬†too.

You can find the stunning Christmas Fairy¬†at Just Some Lines.I decided to go with a blue/silver combo¬†but as you can see there is a teeny amount of red and green on the image.Her dress has been paper pieced and the rest coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Being a fairy her wings had to have the obligatory glitter ūüėÄ I coloured them in cool greys first to keep in with the silver part of the theme then coated them in Glamour Dust.The dots on her hair and wings have been defined with a silver pearl pen and the berries¬†on the garland the robin is nestling in with Liquid Pearls.Here’s a closer view :

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The papers and cardstock I’ve had for more years than I care to remember but were just perfect for this project.It’s a good job I’m such a crafty hoarder ūüėČ Maybe one day I will get through my entire stash – well,in my dreams perhaps!After stamping and punching the sentiment out I thought it was lacking something so I hit upon the idea of framing it with the punched out snowflakes from the border.Not only does this keep everything coordinated it also doesn’t cover up too much else.A length of silver cord with a snowflake charm tied to seemed to finish the whole thing off nicely ūüôā

Tip : By paper piecing your image you can coordinate it to the rest of your project and it’s a good way of covering a large area if you are unsure about colouring it.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fairy by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : An old magazine freebie stamp set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Bahama Blue Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Viva Decor Silver Pearl Pen,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP  Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 pad,Papermania 8 x 8 Christmas Cardstock
Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Silver Cord and Snowflake Charm from stash

Some challenges I would Like to enter :

Clear It Out : Challenge Theme & Stash: Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps : Things with Wings
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : 3 or more Papers
Card Mania : Use a Digi
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges :¬†Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter (glitter on the fairy’s wings)
Love to Create : Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
The Crazy Challenge : Your Favorite Technique (still has to be colouring Рalthough a little paper piecing thrown in is fun!)
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive
Robyn`s Fetish : Things with Wings
A Gem of a Challenge : Paper Piecing
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Your Favorite Holiday
Crafty Catz : Christmas is Coming
Creative Corner : Let It Sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks : Fairies
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


All that glitters…

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… is difficult to photograph…LOL

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is All That Glitters.So a good excuse to get sprinkling ūüėČ We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they‚Äôve¬†done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy¬†and coloured her with Polychromos pencils and¬†blended¬†with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.I then¬†glittered up her wings,hairband,star on her wand and boots.After fussy cutting her I mounted her on foam pads onto this fab die cut (a new set I bought).The papers are all beautifully glittered too but the¬†camera has failed to¬†capture¬†it.I hand cut the hexagon border from another sheet in the pad.The corner is cut from the same set of dies and fitted perfectly with the punched¬†corners¬†– ¬†love it when a plan comes together ūüôā I stamped a sentiment onto yet another piece of card cut with this set.I layered up a grosgrain ribbon bow and a glittered button (that unfortunately doesn’t show¬†either) tied with some paper twine to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners,Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop Ink Pad,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP First Editions Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame¬†Decorative¬†Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastels Assorted Buttons,Grosgrain Ribbon and Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

No Matter Which Challenges : Ribbons and Bows
One Stitch At A Time : Make it Girly
Allsorts : Things with Wings
Alphabet Challenge :  A for Anything with Wings
Crafty Catz : Bingo (Middle vertical line)
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Raise The Bar : Free at Last, Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 2.Wings,3. Glitter,6. At least 3 patterned papers
Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Spring Colors and Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons : Button up
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
Creative Moments : Buttons and Bows
Inky Impressions : Ribbon/Twine
A Gem of a Challenge : Dies and Punches 


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Oh ‘snow’ pretty!

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Just a reminder that the Winter Wonderland challenge at¬†Just Some Lines¬†¬†is still running until¬†11:59 pm EST on Thursday 13th December.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image ¬†to enter and one random winner will get a $12 Gift¬†Certificate to spend in the shop.It¬†doesn’t¬†stop¬†there¬†tho‚Äô as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines¬†here.

For¬†my card I’ve used the very pretty Emo Snowflake¬†by Just Some Lines¬†and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers and added some Glamour Dust festive sparkle.I’ve used some Dovecraft papers left over from last year along with some lovely pearlecent cardstock,also scraps from last¬†Christmas’s¬†makes.Now, normally I’d go for green holly with red berries but to go with the cool flavour of the card I cut them all out in white.I did think to coat the berries in red Liquid Pearls but decided it might take the ateention away from the image.Besides I quite like the shimmery halo effect around her.The sentiment,a freebie,was stamped directly onto the background paper and glitzed up with more glitter.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Snowflake by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Magazine freebie from last year
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust
Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy,White Pearlescent Textured Card from Kars Christmas Collection,Blue Pearlescent Textured Card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle Large and Standard Circles Large,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set and swirl from Circle Frame Set,Big Shot

Some challenges this is for :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Anything Goes
Avadares : Anything with a digi 
Delicious Doodles : Anything Christmas with Blue
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Week 2, Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : I Love Christmas
Jingle Belles : Anything (Holiday) Goes
Pattie’s Creations¬† : Christmas Card
QKR Stampede : Holiday Cheer
Stamp Man : In the Bleak mid Winter
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†: Let it Snow
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Christmas
Copic Marker Europe : A Christmas Card
Craft Us Crazy : Christmas/Winter and/or Favourite Embellishment
Delightful Challenges : All about Christmas
Forever Friends : Christmas Cards
Paper Crafting Journey : Any Christmas, Paper Project
Paper Play : Christmas is coming
Pixie Dust Studio : Sparkle and Snowflakes
Sassy Studio Designs¬†:¬†It’s a Celebration
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Christmas is in the air
Divas by Design : Snow
Freshly Brewed : Christmas
Inky Impressions: Snow/Winter
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Snowflakes
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas
Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†:¬†Holiday Spirit
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Christmas
Jackson’s Digital Expressions¬†:¬†Inks & Such
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Sparkliscious
Oldie But Goodie Challenge :  Let It Snow (papers,card,stamp,dies,Glamour Dust)
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Holiday Cards
Top Tip Tuesday : Christmas
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Winter
Creative Stamp Friends : X-mas
Kaboodle Doodles : Use Circles
Ooh La La Creations : Spots & Dots
Squigglefly : Winter Wonderland
Whoopsi Daisy : Christmas Cards
Cards Galore : Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges : Winter
 Sunny Challenges : Snowflakes 
The Cupboard Trilogy : Frosty Winter
No Matter Which Challenges : Christmas
The Squirrel & the Fox : Summer or Winter


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Tagging along fairy-ly

It’s my turn to host at Willow Sketchie¬†Challenge¬†this week and here’s my sketch :

I’ve also set the theme of ‘Tag You’re It !’.Add a tag to your card,make a tag,or even a matching set.Don‚Äôt forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.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‚Äôt forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT‚Äôs beautiful creations.A truly¬†inspirational bunch.

Well I’ve pushed the boat out¬†and¬†created a card with a matching tag,had to really as it was all my big idea,featuring Fairy Dance digital stamp from Willow Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers and been given Glamour Dust wings.I made both bases for the card and tag with kraft card and layered up some Polly Pickleberry CD-rom papers onto some coordinating card.I stamped a couple of¬†sentiments¬†and added one to tag to tie onto my card.The other is the focal point of the tag,embellished with some teeny star gems and more Glamour Dust.I picked out the aqua colour highlights from the bird backing paper and twisted two shades of floss together.The ribbon is from atop I bought.It’s the pieces that hold clothes on the hanger.Not sure how I manage it but no matter how much ribbon I buy it’s always¬†these¬†that¬†match¬†a project perfectly ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Dance digital stamp from Willow Designs
Papers : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs
Sentiments : Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers,Rosebud Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Crystal Glamour Dust 
Card : Papermania 12 x12 Kraft Pack,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,X-Cut Dielicious  Ornate Frame Nesting Dies,Sizzix Bigz Tags Scallops,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish :We R Memory Keepers Aqua Floss,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Ribbon recycled from a top

Here’s a couple of closer views of the card and tag :



Some challenges :

Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Little Red Wagon : Coloring
My Mum’s Craft Shop¬†:¬†Sentiments
Paper Shelter Challenge : Fairies and Elves
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Lots of Layers
Anything Goes Challenge  : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Fantasy
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Do It Digi
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Tag or Invitation (Tag only entered)
Cupcake Craft : Get Krafty
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Ribbon & Bows
There’s Magic in the Air¬†:¬†Pretty in Pink
Creative Inspirations Paint¬†:¬†Any Sketches ( My own from Willow Sketchie Challenge…lol)
Dream Valley Challenges : Glitter and Bling
Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter/Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
Pile It On : Make It Sparkle
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girls  : Add Sparkle
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges : Anything but a Card (Tag only entered)
Alphabet Challenge : T for Tags

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Life is like a box of chocolates…

The challenge at Just Some Lines is Reduce,Reuse,Recycle 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 Fairy Kyra Watching n Waiting¬†from Just Some Lines.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers,using paler colours on her wings to give them a see-through appearance¬†,before coating them in Glamour Dust.All the coloured and patterned card is from a chocolate box,including the tag that I fashioned from the menu and some other pieces of card¬†from the box.I placed a flower punched from the border,just turned over to show the flip side.Here’s the box in all it’s original glory :

So after scoffing all the scrummy chocs I was left with this delicious delight!The ribbon was wrapped around a recently purchased towel bale and the hairy string (one of my all time faves!) is from a clothing price tag.The flat backed pearls and eyelet I’ve had in my stash for quite some time so I got to use up some¬†surplus¬†stock too!!I have too much stuff kicking around,mostly ‘junk’ I’ve collected so it was great to put some of this into good use.One thing that amazed me was how I’ve stored this¬†eclectic and totally mixed bag of ¬†items and yet it’s all come together perfectly colour coordinated!How many times do we buy things we think will go with what we already have and they really don’t?!

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Kyra Watching n Waiting  from Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers, Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink
Coloured and Patterned Card : Chocolate box
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Tonic Studios  Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,Tonic Studios Butterfly Multi-Detail Punch,Tonic Studios Edger 5 Edger Punch,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Crop-A-Dile,Joy!Crafts Bow Maker  
To Embellish : Ribbon from a towel bale,Hairy string from a clothing price tag,Flat backed pearls from stash,We R Memory Keepers eyelet

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : T for Tags
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a sentiment/Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†: Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Add a sentiment/Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Pearls and Flowers
Raise The Bar : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Fairies & Angels
Forever Friends : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Use Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey  : Ribbon or Twine
Simply Create : Always Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Monochrome/Tonal
 PapercraftJunkies Challenge : Things withWings
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Inky Impressions : Lots of Layers
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Flowers Galore
Jackson’s Digital Expressions¬†:¬†¬†Anything Goes
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Thinking Of You
Love to Create  : Lots of Layers
Whoopsi Daisy : Punches 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Use a Ribbon

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Owl’ sparkle festively

The lovely Kelly is hosting the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.We have a sketch that our former DT Coordinator Hazel has kindly allowed us to use :

The theme is Festive Sparkle and Shine.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.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.

For my card I’ve used an image¬†and¬†paper from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom from Willow Designs.Perfect Present has been coloured with ProMarkers but not just any old ProMarkers.The colours are from across all 4 packs of the Limited Edition ones.The backing paper has been given a coating of Spray & Sparkle.On the image I’ve added¬†Liquid Pearls to the furry trims on his hat and sprinkled with Glamour Dust.The spots on his hat and present have been enhanced with a Souffle pen.The glint in his eyes has been created with some 3D Crystal Lacquer and some Glamour Dust has been applied to the bow on his pressie.For extra sparkle and shine some gems have been added to the corners of the image panel.I think you might be able to tell I had a little fun with this one ūüėÄ

Now for some more fun…of the Halloween kind…

With the kids dressing up for Trick or Treat our dear doggy Socks thought if it’s good enough for them it’s certainly good enough for her!She gets so excited when she gets to join in too.I added the effects in PicMonkey.Mind you I’m not sure if she really is that scary…you can still see the kindness and affection in her eyes.She’s such a sweetie…

And one last pic of something else I made for Halloween :

Can’t take credit for the design tho’.That’s courtesy of¬†Pumpkin¬†Masters.

Card making supplies :

Image and Paper : Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom  from Willow Designs
Mediums :¬†Limited¬†Edition ProMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,¬†Crystal¬†Glamour¬†Dust,3D¬†Crystal¬†Lacquer,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish,Sakura White Souffle Pen
Card : Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut guillotine
To Embellish : Square gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

ABC Christmas Challenge : Vibrant Colours
Crafts and Me : Bling
Divas by Design : Festive (Christmas)
I Love Promarkers : Cute
My Mum’s Craft shop¬†:¬†Bold and Bright
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Sparkly
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions¬†:¬†Inks & Such – Anything Goes
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday : Free For All
Ooh La La Creations : Christmas
One Stitch At A Time : Make 1 for Christmas 
Totally Gorjuss : Things with Wings
Crafty Ann’s¬†:¬†Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


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