Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!


** Please click on the pic for a clearer view ūüôā **

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies¬†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.

How adorable is Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies?Totally!And what’s more this cutie is calorie and sugar free ūüėÄ All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the sweetie for that cellophane wrapped feel…

Here’s a closer look.Please excuse that the reds look more pink on this one.Think it’s because I had to hold my craft lamp nearer to capture the shine.That’s what I’m really trying to show…

I also used a Graph’It Shake Marker in Gold to make the little dangly things on his hat jingle bell like,but I suppose they could be anything you want then to be depending what you added ūüėČ

I placed him on this beautiful backing paper and layered with coordinating green card.Around this is wrapped a length of baker’s twine.The wooden candy cane is painted with Gesso.Once dry I lightly ran a red Stardust pen over the top,allowing the ink to flow so as not to clog the nib.Next (as I couldn’t find my clear Stardust pen) I coated the white stripes with¬†Winsor & Newton¬†Iridescent Medium.It’s quite sparkly IRL but the camera failed to pick it up ,and not my lack of photography skills as you’d assume ūüėČ After stringing the bells onto a shorter piece of twine they were tied on,finishing in a bow.A tiny dab of dries clear PVA stops the cut ends from fraying ūüôā The greeting has been embossed with a magazine freebie border folder.

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies

Mediums :¬†Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Gold¬†Graph’It Shake Marker,Maimeri White Gesso,Red Star Sakura Stardust Gel Pen,Winsor & Newton¬†Iridescent Medium

Papers & Card : DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Artemio Golden Bells


Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Allsorts : Clean and Simple

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Winter Holidays

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colors

Just Us Girls :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Keep it Simple

Connie Can Crop : Candy Cane

Copic Spain Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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

Crafty Time : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : Merry Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add 3)

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Christmas Cheer

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Something Metal

Fussy and Fancy : Words

Jo’s Scrap Shack¬†: Christmas Joy

Just Add Ink¬†:¬†Just add C (Christmas,Candy Cane,Copic colouring,Crystal Lacquer and…Candy Elf C…LOL)

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Any Christmas Creation with an image

Polkadoodles : Traditional Christmas

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Season’s Greetings

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Festive Colours

Scrap & Craft Challenges : Anything Christmas


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


‘Fairy’ Good Luck to You

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It‚Äôs the¬†final week of the month long St.Patrick‚Äôs Day/Good Luck¬†challenge at¬†Just Some Lines.Well,that‚Äôs another month over!To play along you need to use a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image to enter and you could win a digi if you‚Äôre picked as part of the Top 3 ūüôā

I’ve taken the adorable¬†Fairy – Bring Home Luck¬†by¬†Just Some Lines¬†¬†and tried a new technique – well new to me…LOL ¬†After colouring the fairy’s skin and hair I decided I wanted a softer look for her clothing to suit the background papers more.I’ve seen Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles fame use a¬†Mix’It Palette and a Graph’It Blender,with Brush Nib attached,to pick up colour to give a watercolour effect on Create and Craft TV.Now,I don’t have the pallette so had to improvise on that part¬†but I do have the pen equipped with the nib ūüėõ¬†I’m quite pleased for a first attempt and onto my usual smooth marker colouring card too!For her hair behind her wings I had already use a pale colour and blended it out and for a see through look I ‘painted’ over the top in the chosen wing colour.Personally I think the layering has worked well.After colouring the clover it just looked too dark and overpowering so I just grabbed the Blender again and used it this time to ‘bleach’ out the colour.So she wasn’t floating in a sky of nothingness I drew¬†a very pale blue/grey line around her and the clover then took the Blender and utilised it to soften the edges.Such a versatile and useful tool!To make her fairydust trail nice and sparkly I dotted it with a Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker.I just had to use my recently acquired large corner rounder,especially as it took an age to find one,along with this pretty Tonic Studios border.The sentiment is a freebie from Netty’s Cards¬†(thanks Annette)¬†and the Good Luck has been colour tinted by a Graph’It Marker.Some baker’s twine has been tied to the border.I made some buttons from a sheet of this delightful paper and and an epoxy button sticker,trimmed with scissors.A little wooden butterfly button has been added¬†alongside these¬†and for an extra touch his spots have been dabbed with the¬†Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker ūüôā


Supplies :

Image :Fairy – Bring Home Luck by Just Some Lines
Sentiment :¬†Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools :¬†X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware¬†Large¬†Corner Lever Punch,Tonic Studios Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,Woodware 1¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 20,Wooden Butterfly Button from stash


Some challenges this is for :

Hiding in my Craft Room :  Freestyle
The Doodle Garden :  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digi Haven : Things with Wing
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Springtime Pastels
Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Spring Is In The Air
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Spring Colors
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Inky Antics (must use some kind of ink)
4 Crafty Chicks : Spring (inspired by colours)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge: Spring (inspired by colours)
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : Pretty Pastels
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Things with Wings
Divas by Design : Buttons and Bows
House That Stamps Built : Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp : Buttons
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge : Fantasy


Thanks for looking

Lisa x