Happy to celebrate!


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.

Stanley – Happy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs certainly looks like he has plenty to celebrate!He’s a new release digi stamp too!!A double celebration then 😀 I’ve coloured him up with a number of mediums.Stanley,the bottle and cork have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Metallic ProMarkers in Gold and Silver give the label a foiled look.Stardust Pen give the hearts a glittery touch and some extra fizz has been given to the Champagne bubbles with a Graph’It Shake Marker.A few white gel pen highlights  and 3D Crystal Lacquer add shine to the bottle and Stanley’s nose.There…I think that’s it 😉 For the rest of the card I’ve used some patterned paper and wooden wording from paper of a Stampin’ Up prize I won in a draw at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine’s website.Such a lovely surprise to have that drop through my door!The wooden star buttons and twine I already had in my stash.

Supplies :

Image : Stanley – Happy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Gold & Silver Metallic ProMarkers,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Red Star Pen,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Marker, 3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Stampin’ Up Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large & Classic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large & Classic Squares Large,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch

To Embellish : Stampin’ Up Expressions Natural Elements, Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Wooden Star Buttons from stash


Some challenges I would to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Green + Sentiment

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

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

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

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

Creatalicious Challenges : St Patricks Day or Use Green

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Fancy Borders

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Use Green

Cute Card Thursday : To Die For

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x



Pot of Gold!

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The  St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck challenge at  Just Some Lines is still ongoing.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3.As usual there is a freebie on the challenge site if you wish to use it :)

I’ve coloured up Pat – the dog by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao Markers and added touches of Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen.I found this neat tutorial here to make this box.This was so simple…but oh boy!I’ve had a stinking cold all week and could I get my head around this – oh,no 😦 It really isn’t that difficult…that’s just me!I added a ‘shamrock’ I made using a heart shaped punch and a brad added to the centre then attached it to the handle for decoration.And having as muzzy head I clean forgot to pick up some choccy gold coins I spotted in a local discount shop that I thought would be perfect for this project…Yep they were from Christmas…BUT chocolate does have long shelf life…well,until it passes through my door …lol 😛 Rather conveniently we happened to have these aptly named biscuit bars knocking around in the cupboard.Mostly because nobody had discovered them! 

Here’s a closer view of Pat :

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Supplies :

Image : Pat – the dog by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen
Card : Black from stash,Green from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Westcott Long Reach Heart Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Making Memories Mini Circle Primary Brad

Some challenges this is for :

Come and Get It Challenges : St Patrick’s Day
Glitter n Sparkle : Include some green/St Patrick’s Day
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use A Digi 
The Corrosive Challenges : Go Green
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
Crafty Calendar :  Animal Antics
Craft for the Craic : Something Green
Craftitude : Anything Goes or Add a Little Green
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too : Animals
Delightful Challenges : Wearing of the Green
Moving Along with the Times : Make a Box and Decorate it
Sassy Studio Designs : Happy St Patty’s Day
Inky Impressions : Green
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Luck of the Irish


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fairy-ly Good Luck!

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Oh my it’s the first challenge of the month at  Just Some Lines!This time we’re looking for your St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck creations.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3.As usual there is a freebie on the challenge site if you wish to use it 🙂

This is the sweet Goodnight Fairy by Just Some Lines and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Of course being a fairy she had to have a little sparkle courtesy of a Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake pen on her wings and shoes.I don’t do this very often but when selecting my paper I came across this one that was actually 12 x 12 divided into quarters so I trimmed it down to cover the whole of the card front.All the stitching and hessian circle are printed as part of the paper 🙂 I just added a little crochet lace for texture.I die cut some flowers and added a extra large gem along with a couple of buttons to the centres.I generated the sentiment on the computer then cut it into a banner shape,curving it outward and placing foam tape behind to give it some lift.

Supplies :

Image :  Goodnight Fairy by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me!
Mediums :  Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen 
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Sew Lovely 12  x  12 Paper Pack,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 4 & Grand Nestabilities Labels 4,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Gem from Papermania Sew Lovely Charms,Crochet Lace from stash


S0me challenges this is for :

The Doodle Garden : Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore : Use a stamp or digi stamp
Feeling Crafty Challenge : Use a digi and bling
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Texture
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Things with Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use Glitter
DRS Designs : Button Up
Divas by Design : Sparkle
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for loking

Lisa x