A Basket of Flowers – Easel-y!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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’m late posting this as my internet is still not good 😦 Wish they’d sort it out!!**

I’ve coloured up the sweet Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs with watercolor pencils.I made a pretty shaped easel card to display her on.The stopper is made by die cutting the sentiment four times out of watercolour card and layering it all together,adhering with wet glue.The ribbon threaded border is a Martha Stewart punch.Some flowers were die cut with flat backed pearls added to the centres and the leaf sprays hand cut from a piece of coordinating paper.

Supplies :

Image : Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card & Paper : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad, Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Freebie Sentiment Die from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker),Ribbon from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Leaves

The Paper Shelter Challenge : Blooming Days

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Patterned Paper

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

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Feminine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with a twist: Girlie

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World More Than 1 Fold

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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A Pizza the action ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Digital Delights by Louby Loo 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 Pizza Chef Mickey  by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.He’s been coloured using Copic Ciao Markers and a few touches of white gel pen.Thought what better way to display than on a pizza – well,more part of a pizza!I die cut a white card blank then covered it with kraft,with a little inking around the edge for a baked,crusty feel.Next a red card tomato sauce layer followed by a cheesy yellow cardstock.Finally a topping of pepperoni and green pepper die cuts to match those on Mickey’s pizza 😀 Whipped up a sentiment using Microsoft Word and that’s that!Didn’t feel it needed extra embellishment.This will be for my DS2’s Birthday in September (gotta get ’em done early you know!) as it’s no secret in our household that it’s his favourite pizza…not sure what he’ll make of the green peppers tho’ as he’s definitely no fan of them!

Supplies :

Image : Pizza Chef Mickey by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad

Card : Kraft & Red from stash,Yellow & Pale Blue Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,Pinky-red & Green Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Big Shot,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Embossing Ball Tool,Decoupage Scissors,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Time : For the Kids

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Masculine

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Send a Smile for Kids : Animal Cards 4 Kids

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Shaped Cards

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Make It Funny

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks

Lisa x

Never forget it’s your Birthday!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

What a sweetie Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs is.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,with white gel pen on her hat,to match these pretty magazine freebie papers.Even the little tab peeking out from behind the image was cut from a sheet.The piece the sentiment is on is hand cut.I chose this particular flower die so it allowed the paper to show through.A gem has been added to the flower she’s holding in her trunk as well as the centre’s of the die cut ones.A strip of three tiny gems has been applied to the top left corner for extra sparkle 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card :  DP Bo Bunny freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stampin’ Up Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Use a Die Cut

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~ Flora and Fauna

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Coloring Showcase

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Girly Cards

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Circles or Pies

Di’s Digis Designs : Lots of Layers

Inkspirational : Pink and Grey

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Anything Goes

Inky Impressions : Let’s Hear It For The Girls

Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use Dies and/or Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Kiss-mass Wishes :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Decorations.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.

Who wouldn’t want a Christmas kiss from the lovely Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs?She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the mistletoe berries given dimension with Liquid Pearls.Unfortunately the camera has failed to pick up on the 3D Crystal Lacquer on her boots – but it is there,honest 🙂 She’s been fussy cut to allow her to be added to the wreath.I made this by die cutting a kraft card ring,then arranging die cut foliage of holly leaves and two types of pine branches,letting the base cardstock to peek through.All topped off with a couple of sprigs of mistletoe – of course!I trimmed one stem to make it a little shorter than the other.That’s the beauty of this die as you can decide how you want to make it up as all the components are cut separately.The ribbon hanging loop has been stapled on for security then covered with the bow for a neater finish.A few recycled pearly buttons have been scattered around for extra decoration 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls,3D Crystal Lacquer

Cardstock : Kraft and two Green tones from stash,White Pearlescent (for die cut berries) Kars X-mas Collection

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (for holly leaves),Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Mistletoe,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Gingham Ribbon from stash,Buttons cut from the kids old school shirts

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls (hope liquid ones count?!)

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything BUT Cards

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Everything Goes

Cheery Lynn Designs : Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows

Quirky Crafts : Anything Christmas

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

Allsorts : Use at least 3 Diecuts

Alphabet Challenge : T is for Tis The Season

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Christmas

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cuts

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes – Holiday

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The apple of my eye

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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’s the most adorable Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple by Aurora Wings.After printing onto kraft card I coloured her up with Spectrum Noir Pencils,adding a few white gel pen highlights.I die cut an aperture into another piece of kraft and die cut the scalloped border before overlaying it on this cute apple paper.I stamped a sentiment then cut it into a banner shape.These stamps are fantastic for cards as they’re quite small.So glad I found them 🙂 Some baker’s twine and a button have been added as the finishing touches.

Supplies :

Image : Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple by Aurora Wings

Sentiment : Marion Smith Typography Alphabet Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Small,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Buttons from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Pile It On : Cute and/or Spooky

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Simon Says Stamp : Wrap It Up

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

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

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes – Optional Twist = B (Baker’s Twine,Button)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

You can Count on Dracula

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Halloween Decoration.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 wanted to make a rosette style decoration but I wanted it big!So after much head scratching along with a good measure of trial and error I came up with the solution…3 strips of 12″ x 4″ all scored every ¼” then joined together.Yay 😀  Count – Dracula by Crafty Sentiments Designs makes a perfectly spooky centrepiece too!He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and Black Soot Distress Ink has been blended around the edge.

Here’s a close look at him :

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I found the fabulous freebie sentiment here.I twisted a couple of lengths of raffia together to create the hanger.The spider,would you believe,is recycled from an old pair of my DD1’s shoes and the buttons were snipped off a couple of garments that weren’t fit enough for charity collections then threaded with just the orange raffia.

Supplies :

Image : Count – Dracula by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie from TaylorMade4U Cards

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP Best Creation Inc.,Green Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot Plus

To Embellish : Green & Orange Paper Raffia from stash,Recycled Spider and Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Digi Choosday Challenge : Feeling Sentimental

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Halloween

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Get Creative Challenges : Halloween

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Anything Goes/Getting ready for Halloween

Whoopsi Daisy : Hand colored image

Lacy Sunshine : Monster Mash

That Craft Place : Halloween

Crafting with Dragonflies : Recycle something not usually found on cards (Spider cut off an old pair of shoes!)

Crafty Calendar Halloween 

Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween or Harvest related

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Halloween/Autumn

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Halloween

Pattie’s Creations : Fall or Halloween Image

Simply Create Too : Halloween Colors

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Too Cute To Spook (Spooky or Cutesy)

Looking pretty for Autumn

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Autumn Leaves.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.

Molly – Looking Pretty by Crafty Sentiments Designs has been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils and then blended out for a softer look.I chose some lovely papers to go with her and the top panel has been embossed.A little faux stitching has been drawn around the edges using a fine liner pen.After adding the die cut border three lengths of jute twine were adhered above it,the ends on the right hand side have been left free.I tied the bow allowing the loose ends to create multiple tails.The panel with the totally adorable Molly lays flat and I die cut a frame then raised it on some foam tape for some dimension.The wooden leaves and toadstool have been colourised around the edges with a Spectrum Noir Pencil then I applied Blending Solution with a paper stump for a more muted effect before being arranged around the frame.

Supplies :

Image : Molly – Looking Pretty by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

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

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Ovals Scalloped and Ovals,Die-sire Embossalicious 6×6 Embossing Folder Florabunda,Scalloped Border Die from Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Big Shot Plus,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Teens & Tweens

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Add Embellishments

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Leaves

A Gem of a Challenge : Autumn

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Favourite Shape Card (Yeah,pretty boring but I do love a square)

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

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

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Twist = Girly Girl)

Digital Delights by Louby Loo : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes or Halloween

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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