Hat’s my girl!

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This is the last week of the 3 or More Embellishments challenge at Just Some Lines.Oh my gosh!It’s December tomorrow!To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve coloured up the gorgeous Lissie’s Sun Hat by Just Some Lines with Graph’It Markers.The purple shades I own are perhaps a little more vibrant than the dusky plum paper I’d chosen so I’ve inked around all edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink to tie everything together more.The papers and card have been given the other type of distressing treatment too.A length of tulle has been wrapped around the horizontal panel and a bow tied to the side.I ran the chisel end of one of my markers along the outside to add some definition.The centre has been topped with a gem pin.I bought these by mistake thinking they were brads 😦 So to adapt them I chop off part of the pin at the back using wire cutters then place a foam pad behind for what’s left over to embed itself into and adhere it using Glossy Accents.I love a happy ending 😉 I dug out a couple of metal corners to create interest and to fill the space at the top of the card.They also complete the vintage feel.

Supplies :

Image :  Lissie’s Sun Hat by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Milled Lavender Distress Ink
Papers & Card :  DP My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Large Standard Circles,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Dovecraft Lillibet Paper Lace Doilies,Metal Corners & Tulle from stash,Gem Pins accidentally bought in The Works
Some challenges this is for : 
A Creative Romance :Vintage Style
Graph’It Colour Challenge :Vintage Polka Dots
Sweet Pea Stampers : Lots of Texture
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T : Use Metal/Add a Charm
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times : Girly but no Pink
Crafter’s Cafe :  Anything Goes
Creative Moments : Vintage/Anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Distressing
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Frame a Female 
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Make It Fancy
LEJ Designs : Buttons Bows or Beads
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts :  Shabby Chic/Vintage
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with Handmade Bow
 Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Have a monster Birthday!

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This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Make It Cute!!We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink  and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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 adorable Monster Balloon Digital Stamp  by 2 Cute Ink and coloured him with ProMarkers.His balloon has given a coating of Glossy Accents.I’ve layered up various papers from the Kars Vector paper pad.I turn to this pad time and time again for male themed cards.You can just pick out that the one behind the monster is glittered too.I chose some green cardstock to coordinate and a few brads to match.Metal embellishments just seem so right on masculine cards 🙂 The sentiment has been made on my Dymo Labelmaker using a plain bold font this time,then cut into banner shapes.Love this little gadget 😀 This card is for my DH from my youngest son.

Supplies :

Image : Monster Balloon Digital Stamp by 2 Cute Ink 
Sentiment : Created with my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Mediums : ProMarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP Kars 6 x 6 Paperpad Vector,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar :  Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Layer It Up
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Happy Birthday Fellas
Crafty Ribbons : One for the Boys
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
I love Promarkers :  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Can You Digi It  Male Birthdays
Creative Card Crew : Masculine 
Paper Minutes : Real Metal (brads)
Tuesday Alchemy  Anything Goes
Cards by Lady Anne/Stamp Anything Challenge :  Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Choco-purple-icious love!

It’s Dawn’s first time hosting and providing the sketch this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Here’s a peek at her fabby sketch :

And the theme is With Love – Hearts.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 I LOVE Chocolate digital stamp  from Willow Designs.You get both the pre-coloured and black and white outlined images for your money – great value!I’ve used the pre-coloured image and dressed it up with some Liquid Pearls ‘white chocolate’ piping and Glossy accents on her shoes.I was going to use the Glossy Accents on the sweetie wrapper then it hit me out of the blue – or should that be purple!!To give a more authentic crinkly wrapper feel I reached for the Crackle Accents.Think purple Quality Street!If you don’t know what these are Google ’em and it will all be clear.Here’s a closer view :

Sadly the Glossy Accents appear to be shy : ∫

I cut around the edges of the image to slip in parts of my wonky hand cut heart frame.And yes,it was deliberately wonky!Going against my natural grain where everything must be perfect and symmetrical.The great thing about cutting this from corrugated card is the flexibility.It certainly made life a bit easier when trying to maneuver it into position.The sentiment is coloured with ProMarkers and I added some shiny satin purple ribbon.The backing paper is from Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection from Willow Designs.I’ve only just realised that I had threaded some heart shaped buttons with purple floss but have completely forgotten to add them to my card.Doh!

Supplies :

Image : I LOVE Chocolate digital stamp from Willow Designs 
Sentiment : Imaginisce Sweet Thing Acrylic Stamp
Mediums : White Opal Liquid Pearls,Glossy Accents,Crackle Accents,ProMarkers
Paper & Card : DP From Crazy Daisy Collection by Willow Designs,inKraft Wavy corrugated kraft card,Purple corrugated card from The Works,Craft UK Kraft 6 x 6 card blank (used for matting and layering too)
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Purple satin ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Costumes/dress up
Crafts and Me : Sentiment
Divas by Design :Texture
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Good With Food
Crafty Bloggers Network :  Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Use a Digi
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : For the Girls
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Sweet Treats
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge :  Hip to be Square


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


Reddy for cake!

It’s Willow Sketchie time!My turn to host this week too!So here’s my sketch :

The theme is Let Them Eat Cake but any food on your cards is acceptable.With the new style challenges you can go for the sketch,challenge or if you’re feeling adventurous BOTH!Up to you.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

Beacuase I’m still loving the Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection I’ve used them along with this delectable Cake (** Note : the sign is blank on the image.I used Word to put the greeting on it**) both from Willow Designs.I coloured the image with ProMarkers and coated the cherry using Glossy Accents and the icing with Crackle Accents.As there seem to be pretty cake cases for your real cakes in the shops at the mo’ I decided to keep with this trend  and paper pieced mine.You can probably tell I rotated the sketch.For the pennant piece I stuck a satin ribbon onto some white card using a double sided adhesive sheet them passed it through my ribbler.That way the ribbon keeps it’s shape.A couple of brads have been added to it.The metal corner,originally silver,was coloured with a paint pen.A stamped greeting completes the card.

Supplies :

Image and Patterned Paper : Cake by Willow Designs,Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection
Mediums : ProMarkers,Glossy Accents,Crackle Accents, Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment clear stamp set
Other Paper : Dark red leather effect paper recycled packaging from some string I bought on eBay
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Paper ribbler from The Works,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Small,Big Shot
To embellish : Satin ribbon ,red brads and silver corner from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Bloggers Network : Floral 
Creative Mondays : Anything Goes
Love to Create : Anything Goes 
Stamp and Create :Paper Piecing
By the Cute & Girly : In the Kitchen
Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Sentimental Sundays :  Metal
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Add a Sentiment
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Use a digi
Paper Shelter Challenge : Paper piecing
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Birthdays 
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

‘Owl’ love you forever!

After seeing Winnie come out to play Walter has decided he needed to make an appearance too!

The delightful and charming Be my Valentine Walter is from Willow Designs.He’s  been coloured with ProMarkers and to give him a doe eyed look I’ve used Glossy Accents.They’ve also been added to his welly boots and heart.I’ve not made a shaped card in a while so I thought I’d add him to one.I also bought a paper ribbler a while back,put it away,then forgot where I put it and finally made the effort to search for it as I thought these little hand cut banners would be a quirky little touch.They’ve been wrapped with  some baker’s twine and the bottom one has some heart brads that I’ve had foreveeeer attached to it.

Supplies : 
Image : Be my Valentine Walter from Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Cupcake Collection,White card Craft Essentials from The Works
Tools : Nestabilities Labels 1,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Grand Calibur,Paper ribbler from The Works
To embellish : We R Memory Keeper’s Baker’s Twine,heart brads from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Polkadoodles :  Show some Love (with Hearts)
BasicGrey :  Love/Valentines
4 Crafty Chicks : Valentines/Love
C.R.A.F.T. : Valentines Day
Charisma Cardz :  Things with wings
Delightful Challenges :  Love
Do You Stack Up? :  Love
Crafty Emma : Give Me Wings or Sketch or Both
Sarah Hurley Challenges :  Love is all around
For Fun Challenges : Love 

Despite the inclement weather my adorable dawgy decided a spot of camping would be a good idea …

… well OK … indoor camping.In case you’re wondering she’s looking at the boys in their room through the mesh side.This is the same mesh side she spent a few minutes trying to pushing her way through to get into said room.Bless her!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A pocket full of posies

Another Thursday,another Willow Sketchie Challenge!This week we have a fabby sketch by Claire :

Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I had the chance to  incorporate a hidden message.Something I’d never done before and was inspired to do by Sharon Armstrong’s article in issue 101 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine:

Us DT girlies are still enjoying playing with the adorable Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs.Here I’ve used one of the digital stamp images coloured with FlexMarkers.The bush she’s watering is from an embellishment sheet,also coloured with FlexMarkers.I drew some water drops and covered them and her wellies with Glossy Accents.Here’s a closer view :

The little blue roses I cut from a backing paper and adhered them on top.The tag is cut in to shape from one of the sentiment sheets and I made a pocket on the back for it to slide in and out of.This was quite easy to do.All I did was cut a piece of card a bit bigger than the tag and add adhesive to three sides, remembering to leave the edge I wanted the tag to fit open.The pretty pink rose paper is also from the CD-rom.I found this gorgeous textured pearlised card in a bargain bundle at my local craft warehouse and used a previously unused embossing folder on the piece behind the image.I added a dark pink metallic eyelet and tied a length of cord through it.I found these cute flower buttons in my stash and threaded them with some floss.

There’s also a SALE  going on at Willow Designs.You know we all love a bargain – so go on grab some!

And just to remind you the DT call is open until 15th February too!Check the challenge blog for details.

Supplies : 
Images,backing papers and sentiment : All from Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Glossy Accents
Card : Trimcraft textured pearlised card bought as a bargain bundle fro my local craft warehouse
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Craft Concepts  Garden Swirl Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To embellish : Eyelet,cord and buttons from stash,We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiments :  Let’s Get Girly
Deep Ocean Challenge : Love You
Digital Tuesday : Pink or Red
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Love
My Time To Craft : A Is For Adorable
Paper Take Weekly  :Anything Goes with the option to add a heart or do a love theme
Lexi’s Creations  :  Love
Stamp with Fun : Love
The Pink Elephant : Pink
Victorine Originals : Love/Valentines
Come and Get It Challenges : Love
One Stitch At A Time :  With Love
The Crafty Pad :  Lets See Some Fresh Spring Colours
Catch The Bug : February Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts :  Flowers
Patties Creations :  Embossing
Stamp Man : Embellish It
I Love Promarkers : Love is in the Air
Little Darlings Challenges  :  Favorite Embellishments (buttons)
Paper Pretties : Texture
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment :  Love + photo inspiration  
(The inspiration of  the whole garden theme and fresh pretty colours along with the bushes and flowers)
Whimsy Inspiration : Love Themed

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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