Reddy for Roses ;)


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Include a Heart.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.

So with Valentine’s Day looming closer I thought I’d pick (no pun intended – well,maybe a little) the delightful¬†Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†.Coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The young lady has been given a little more blush to her cheeks than I usually add as I felt she was a bit coy at this romantic gesture.Now if it were me I think I would pass out with sheer shock if my DH presented me with a red rose!I tried not to make this too girly as this will actually be for him.Altho’ I say that…a flowery patterned paper magically appeared along with a rose embossed border and some ribbon – but at least it’s navy blue ūüėõ As I’m just a teensy bit fussy I die cut the card base from a regular 8 x 8 card blank then overlaid it with a matching die cut piece of textured card so that I got the whole shape.Personally I just don’t like those missed/straight bits when doing it myself.Because I grabbed the sentiment from a set that was to hand and as I felt it was on the¬†small side I added a heart shaped brad underneath.By my own admission this is a lazy way to add a design feature but it works ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,White Card  American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Blue & Red Card from stash

Tools : Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Damask Rose Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine Freebie,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brad,Ribbon cut from those annoying hanging bits of a recently purchased top


Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge¬†:¬†Valentine’s

Card Mania : Add Some Red 

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Hearts & Valentines

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Come and Get It : Texture

Great Impressions : Love Love Love

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Love Is In The Air

Lacy Sunshine : Have a Heart

The Ribbon Girls : Romance

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Include a Heart(s)

Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†: Love is in the Air

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Romance

Fairy Tale : Something with a Heart

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Hearts and Ribbon

Simply Create Too¬†:¬†Happy Valentine’s Day (or use hearts)

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Hearts

C.R.A.F.T. : Valentines Day/Love

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : All You Need Is Love


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Feeling ‘Vine’ :)


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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is a Colour Inspiration (bit of a clue).We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

Meet the beautiful Aurora ‘Vine’¬†by¬†The East Wind.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and,if you look carefully,there are touches of Glamour Dust on the roses in her hair,eye shadow,gloves and shoes.I created¬†a shaped card to accommodate this beauty made up ,mostly,of pastel card with a lovely spotty paper.The lilac card has been embossed.Some ribbon and a baker’s twine threaded flower button have been added along with some rolled roses to compliment the ones in her hair.I’ve sat these on die cut flowers with an¬†arrangement of die cut leaves.Once these were in place I fussy cut the lovely gal including the landlocked areas cut with a craft knife.Just don’t scrutinise my knife skills – lack of them…lol ūüėÄ I popped her up on some foam pads for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image :¬†Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Spotty DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Marianne Design Round Flower,Open¬†Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 & 2,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,1″ & 1¬Ĺ” Woodware Circle Punches,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine,Flower Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Bow
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Make It Girly
Stamp and Create : Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers : Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Flower
Crazy 4 Challenges : Leaves or a Leaf
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†GIRLY!
A Creative Need : Textures and / or Patterns
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Buttons and Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
DRS Designs : Leaf it to Me
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Shaped Cards
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Embossing
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Lots of Layers

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Have a ‘horse-some’ Birthday!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Shaped Cards or Anything But Square.We have the fabulous¬†Doodle¬†Pantry¬†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’ve done a wonderful job.

Well..I have to admit I own a Grand Calibur,some Grand Nesties and some Go Kreate Half XXL Frames…so why do I grab a square card every time?! Convenience…laziness…perhaps because they’re buried in the cupboard under stacks of other crafty stuff?Hmmm…not really sure :S So I decided to have fun creating a card with the super adorable Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry.Not only do you get Charlie himself (in both B/W outline and colour) you get a whole host of goodies including backing papers,sentiments and lots of other elements to print in¬†outline or colour form to use as embellishments or even as the focal point of your card ūüėÄ Firstly I coloured Charlie using¬†Copic Ciao Markers to coordinate with the papers.Next I pulled out my Grand Calibur and Go Kreate dies to cut the base card and a couple of layers.A panel featuring the other patterned paper has been set askew.As I wanted some texture I pulled out a piece of this wavy corrugated card and stapled a¬†length of raffia lace to it.To embellish I cut out a few pre-coloured daisies and butterflies,adding dots of 3D Crystal Lacquer to them and also to the butterfly that has landed,rather cheekily,on Charlie’s nose.I printed out the sentiment and to create the ‘lozenge’ shape I took the smaller version of the dies I cut the base from and gave them a quarter turn,then trimmed.I adhered it to the orange die cut piece then cut it down to make sure I got it right!Time for some more staples¬†ūüôā¬†I tend to add these on the wonk so there’s no pressure and disappointment when they’re not where they should be!!

Supplies :

Images : Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry
Sentiment : From Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer 
Papers & Card : Papers from Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,White 8 x 8 Card Blank from stash
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate Concentrics Frilly Squares #5,X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors,Mini Stapler 
To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace & Coloured Mini Staples from stash


Some challenges this is for :

Lacy Sunshine : Add Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Pile It On  : Floral Fantasy
Allsorts : Use Those Dies
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Welcome Spring
Open-Minded Challenges :  Animal Antics
A Creative Romance : Spring Flowers
Alphabet Challenge : D for Diecuts
Bloggers : Animals
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Spring Is In The Air
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Spring
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Weather/What season is where you are? (Spring)
Creative Knockouts : Texturize It
Cute Card Thursday :Floral Delights
Delightful Challenges : Out like a Lamb
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Animal
Creative Card Crew : Animals
Digi Choosday Challenge : Animals
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Spring
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 Top Tip Tuesday : Metal Or Faux Metal (Staples)


Thanks  for looking

Lisa x



Hand picked for you

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Just a reminder that the Mother’s Day challenge at¬†Just Some Lines¬†¬†is still open.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 4 digi stamps of their choice.It¬†doesn‚Äôt¬†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 sweet Mother’s Day -For You by Just Some Lines¬†and coloured it with Polychromos pencils and blended out the blue shaded bit around the image with some low odour oils¬†thinners.The sentiment comes with the digi stamp.I cut a base card out using these fab Go Kreate dies.I actually bought them in the January Sales but have only used them now for the first time.Ooooopsie…I then cut another piece the same size in green card.This means that you have the whole shape on the front of your card rather than the folded edge showing.I also trim a tiny slither off the¬†bottom¬†of the back of the card base for stability.This also¬†makes sure that the original shape isn’t spoiled.I die cut a mat of some pretty First Editions paper and layered a¬†length of satin ribbon over the top before¬†fixing¬†the green¬†piece¬†to the card front.The daisy border has¬†been¬†cut with my new Crafts Too die in green and pink card then I trimmed the flowers to fit over the top.I snipped the border in half to extend it across the width of the card.The sentiment was mounted onto a stamp shape from a Spellbinders set.The rather pretty¬†butterfly¬†was cut from a freebie die that came with a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.Some flat backed pearls have been used to¬†embellish.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Mother’s Day -For You by Just Some Lines
Colouring Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners
Paper & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Go Kreate Half  XXL Square Frame Frilly  #5 & Frilly Square #5,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Crafts Too Delicate Daisy,Freebie butterfly Die from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Grand Calibur
To Embellish : White Flat backed pearls & White Satin Ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards¬†: Mother’s Day/For Mom (Mum!)
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digi Haven: ¬†Happy Mother’s Day / Floral
Pattie’s Creations¬†: Mother’s Day
Simply Create Too   Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon : A flower for Mum
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : April Showers bring May flowers
Digistamps 4 Joy¬†:¬†Mother’s day/Special Lady
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Freshly Brewed : Flowers
Inky Impressions¬†:¬†Mother’s Day
Little Red Wagon : Mom
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Pencil Colouring
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Diecuts/Punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  : April Showers bring May Flowers
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Totally A-tealing!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Totally Teal.We have the fabulous Saturated Canary 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 chosen the gorgeous Cerridwen¬†by Saturated Canary¬†and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,adding just the merest hint of lip shine with a white gel pen.I have to admit I’ve never been brave enough to colour one of these amazing images before :s …even tho’ I have a few.I really wanted to do a good job and once I stopped putting pressure on myself enjoyed the whole process ūüôā And isn’t what it’s supposed to be about?I will definitely have to colour more of these now and it’s taught me a lot on how to improve too.Altho’ I might not have done as a grand a job as some of the more able colourists out there I’m still quite pleased with the result.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful My Mind’s Eye papers (aren’t they all?) that seemed to fit the bill and rather luckily I’d stocked up on this card I found at my local craft warehouse.I picked up a Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,one of the newest colours,there too ūüôā I cut a tiny strip of the floral paper and took the colours for the butterflies on the image and die cut flourishes from there.I prettied up the punched butterflies with some gems.I had actually planned to make the base card in the same shape as the layers but could I find my 8 x 8 card blanks?No,I could not…until I’d finished my card and tidied¬†everything¬†away!Typical!lol…Anyway this is my card and just hope I’ve done this gorgeous gal justice ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Cerridwen by Saturated Canary
Sentiment : From the Dawn Bibby Woodland Butterfly clear stamp set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad Teal Zeal 
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Teal¬†card from my local craft warehouse,Golden yellow and Tan card from Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nellie’s Multi Frame Borders 2,Grand Calibur,Sizzix Bigz¬†Swirls 2,Big Shot,Tonic¬†Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,X-Cut Guillotine
To Embellish : Yellow gems from Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar¬†:¬† January : What’s new? (papers,card,image)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Punch it (butterflies)
Fairy Tale : My newest stamp (Do digi stamps count?If not please delete my entry)
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday : Diamonds are forever
Saturated Canary Challenge : Inspired by a Movie РThe Butterfly Effect
Crafting By Design : Use alcohol markers
Crafts and Me : Something new  (papers,card,image)
Divas by Design : Girly
Stamp n Doodle : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Fancy edges
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 5.Fancy Text,6.Flight,8.Flowers
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Girl
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Card Mania : Girly
Dream Valley Challenges : Girls, Girls, Girls
Glitter n Sparkle : Sentiment 

Some exciting news!Our dog has had a puppy…well,adopted one…er…OK it’s not real.It’s Sizzles from Charlie and Lola!
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My kids like to pretend he is her puppy and when they ‘abandoned’ her to play in the snow she snuggled up to Sizzles instead.
She’s such a sweet‚ô•.She’s part ‘scary’ Staffie and part not so scary Whippet.But I like to call her a ‘Whiffie’.Which suits her very well!lol
Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Butterfly Wishes

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For my card I’ve used the beautiful Emo – Happy Day¬†, a new release at Just Some¬†Lines¬†.Altho’ it doesn’t count as the ‘New’ part of the challenge I have tried a couple of techniques that I haven’t given a go before.The first is making a Circular Side Step Card.Oh My!Did this give me bother!I can’t tell you how much card I wasted,I’m far too¬†ashamed :0 As ¬†a rule I normally try new folds out on scrap paper first.BUT as loads of people said how it easy this was I ploughed ahead with my chosen card in hand.Mistake number 1 used the wrong sized Grand Nestie.Thinking I could work my way out of this I tried to alter the¬†measurements.Maths is NOT my strong point ūüė¶ Second attempt changed to correct Grand Nestie,just couldn’t fathom part of the folding process even tho’ there was a video as well as step by step with pics…eventually I got it right!Then promptly¬†decided¬†I wanted more depth on the part of the circle on the right (where the steps are) so made another cutting a shorter slit.That one worked too ūüôā Good job I’d just bought a ton of this card…which brings me¬†nicely¬†on to the ‘New’ part of the challenge – new stash!Plus the paper,just a shame it’s not showing how glittery it is.Well after colouring on kraft successfully with¬†different mediums I thought I’d give it a whirl on coloured card.I’ve used Polychromos pencils.Still need a bit more practice methinks but like the effect.I cut the tag on 2 different coloured cardstocks cutting away parts of the burnt orange one then stamping and¬†layering.I coloured the little butterfly on the sentiment with the same pencils.Added some pearls,a die cut leaf frond and some paper raffia which I also cut the¬†flowers from.

As we have about 5- 6 inches of snow on the ground and a promise of more on the way (!) I think using this pretty image and warm orangey shades is wishful thinking on my part ūüėČ Roll on Spring!

Supplies :

Image : Emo –¬†Happy¬†Day by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a freebie set from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Burnt Orange Card from my local craft warehouse,Green Bazzill Basics
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Joy!Crafts Oval & Rectangle Dies and Pointed Flowers,Sizzix Decorative Strip Elegance,Grand Calibur, Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Raffia ans Flat Back Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :  Punch it
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Anything BUT a square
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†: Something Girlie
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Delightful Challenges : Create a Tag/Include a Tag in your Project
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (new papers,image and tag die plus new techniques)
Crafts and Me : Something new  (new papers and tag die)
Divas by Design : Girly
Whimsical Designs : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Fancy edges 
Card and Scrap : Use Punch
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything but a card (or for those of you who really want to, make it a shaped card!)
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Die Cuts and Flowers
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything But Square
Card Mania : Girly
Digi Darla Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Try Something New
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


A spook-tacular Halloween!

Just a reminder that the Anything Halloween challenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59pm EST on Thursday 1st November.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize and if you play along with a Just Some Lines image  you can choose to create an Anything Goes project or follow the theme.

This is my first attempt at a wall hanging featuring ¬†the spook-tacular Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines.I’m quite pleased that I¬†managed¬†to compose the background¬†digitally using the Summertime Designs A Boo-tiful¬†Night Papers,Elements and Alphabet in Microsoft Power Point.Once printed out I felt it looked a little flat and it was hard to pick out the wording and the¬†pumpkins¬†at the front.I¬†didn’t¬†want to print them out again and layer them as I had already set out a plan in my mind.So I covered the words in Crackle Accents.Not only did it intensify the colour it gave a great effect :

For the pumpkins I used 2 layers,allowing to dry in between,of glaze pen.This enhanced the colour and added a waxy appearance similar to the real thing.Next I printed out the Halloween Little Ghost out twice onto smooth cardstock and once onto linen effect card.I coloured the hair,the part of the face that shows through the holes,stripey socks and shoes with Copic Ciao Markers.I then cut out the sheet from the linen effect card and shaded that with Copic Cioas plus the Blender.Because I didn’t want linen effect hands and they would stick out from under the sheet in real life once coloured I also cut them out.I shaped the card with my fingers and¬†layered¬†it up using 3-D Collall Glue Gel.Here’s a closer look at those :

To finish the piece I added some jute ribbon that I¬†didn’t¬†store properly and so it ended up tatty,but I think it fits well with the theme.Punched a couple of holes and fixed some eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile.I used some black wire to hang ¬†it with and¬†threaded some beads I¬†recycled from a handbag embellishment onto the ends.

Supplies :

Image : Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crackle Accents,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Digital Paper,Elements and Alphabet : A Boo-tiful Night by Summertime Designs
Cardstock : Purple from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Linen effect card Southfield 12 x 12 Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares,Grand Calibur,Crop-A-Dile,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Eyelets,Black wire,Jute ribbon and Beads from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins
Craftymess : Halloween
Delicious Doodles : Fright Night
Fun with Shapes & More : Spooky
Our Craft Lounge : Halloween/Fall project
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Sweet or Spooky Halloween
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†: Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Spooky Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks : Halloween
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Scary texture
Cute Card Thursday : Something scary
 MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Moving Along With The Times : Cute Halloween
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Spooky
Crafting for all Seasons : Spooky 
Crafty Creations : Halloween spooks
Creative Belli :  Halloween
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything goes 
Divas by Design : Orange
House That Stamps Built : Anything but a card
Inky Impressions : Fall/Halloween
My Mum’s CraftShop¬†:¬†Spooky
Paper Shelter Challenge : Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Halloween
Digital Tuesday : Halloween Spooky
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Halloween
LEJ Designs : Trick Or Treat
Party Time Tuesdays : Trick O Treat
Sassy Cheryl’s¬†:¬†Trick Or Treat Time
Top Tip Tuesday : Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown : Halloween
Twisted Tuesday : Anything but a card + Twist Use orange
Use It Tuesdays  : Use Orange (Eyelets,wire,beads and jute ribbon)

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

Fairy in flight

It’s the first Monday of the month at Craft Your Passion so that means it’s Anything Goes!We have three super sponsors Patties Creations,Wags ‘n Whiskers and The Robins Nest.For further details on how to play along and for some fabulous inspiration from the DT and GDT‚Äôs please visit the challenge blog.

I got to play with the beautiful Fairy Lacey from Wags ‘n Whiskers.She’s been coloured with Polychromos pencils blended out with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.I added Diamond Stickles on prats of her wings.And for once I’ve managed to capture the sparkle on camera!!To make the most of her beauty I’ve printed her large enough to cut her from the smallest Labels 4 Grand Nesties and made the easel card from the same set.I embossed the bottom yellow panel and lightly sanded it to bring the flowers outThe other pieces have been too to emphasise the embossed edges.I’ve embellished with some raffia lace ribbon and some fab sparkly ribbon I found in my stash.The pins I made myself.They started out as¬† pearl headed pins and I added various beads from my stash.I had bought some plain pins but couldn’t find them anywhere – until I’d tidied up!You may have noticed there are no DP’s on this card.That’s because I’ve run out.LOL!As if.I’ve probably got enough to not only paper the walls in my own home but the whole street’s as well!!No,I just fancied a change and make good use of the pretty folder.

I have to admit that this isn’t a colour combo that springs to¬†mind and the inspiration came from this beautiful card.

Supplies :
Image : Fairy Lacey from Wags ‘ n Whiskers
Sentiment : From Fairy Friends stamp set by Pink Cat Studios
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,low odour oils thinners,Diamond Stickles,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card : Core’dinations Roy G Biv 12 x 12 card
Tools : Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circles Large,Crafts Too Daisies Embossing Folder,Woodware 1 1/2″ circle punch,Lasting Impressions Paper Scuffers Fine,paper stumps
Embellishments : Raffia lace ribbon and sparkle ribbon from stash,pins created by me from pearl headed pins and beads from my stash held together with Glossy Accents

Here are some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : E for Easel Card
Delicious Doodles : Texture
Fun At Fairy Knoll : Birthday
Fun With Shapes and More : Everything must sparkle
Stamp Something : June Digi Day
Stampin with the Dragon : Easel Time
Charisma Cardz : Something that flies
Crafty Purple Frog : Things of Beauty (I think she is!)
Cute Card Thursday : Embellish It!
MAWTT : No Designer Papers
Sassy Studio Designs : No Patterned Papers
StampInsanity : Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open challenge
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Things with Wings
Stampavie and more : More than fold
Claudia and Company : Fancy Folds
Top Tip Tuesday : Wrap it up with ribbon
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft : Texture
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :
Birthday Sundaes : Anything Goes Birthday Cards
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

Lisa x

Fit for a Princess

Pretty in Pink is the theme at AiFactory Challenges this week. So we want to see your girly creations for this one.You have until Wednesday 1st June 11.59 to upload your project.For more details head on over.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I’ve used Girl Dressed Up as a¬† Princess clipart from AiFactory for my card.This little cutie is just $1 too!I’ve tried to do and use all the things I usually forget and then think afterwards ‘I really should’ve done that’.So I’ve layered the image,glittered,used a border punch,added gems,die cut flowers and ribbon.Oh,and I decided to use a LOT of pink!

Here’s a closer view of all the sweet sparkliness!

Supplies :
Image : Girl Dressed Up as a Princess clipart from AiFactory
Sentiment: Created in Word 2010 by me!
Mediums : Zig glue pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers : DCWV The Mini Stack 3
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Square Large;Classic Square Large;Classic Scallop Circle Large;Standard Circle Large,Marianne Designs Creatables Floral 1 Dies,Grand Calibur
Embellishments : Dovecraft Pink Grossgrain Ribbon,2mm and 4mm Clear Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty

Some challenges this card is for :

Claudia & Co : Girls Birthday Card
My Time To Craft : Use a Die Cut
Karen’s Doodles : Make it Sparkle
Lexi’s Creations : Spots and/or stripes
There’s Magic in the Air : Let’s make our own flowers
I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Happy Birthday
2 Sisters : Use a digi
CES : Embellish It!
Little Claire’s : Sparkle
One Stop Craft : Fairy Tales
Crafts 4 Eternity : Recipe: 1.Flower 2.Ribbon 3.Bling
Fairy Knoll : Flowers
Mami Doodles : Spots and /or Stripes
Creative Craft World : 3 or more flowers
Inky Impressions : Shine on
Stampavie and more : Pink
Truly Scrumptious : Anything Goes  
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Bling It On !
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts  : Bling It


Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.



Lisa x

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