I’m looking over a 4 leaf clover

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It’s the 2nd week of the St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck challenge at  Just Some Lines.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 darling image is Fairy – 4 leaf clover by Just Some Lines.She’s been coloured with Graph’It Markers and her clothing has been paper pieced.A little sparkle has been added to her pixie boots and  wings with a Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen.I didn’t want to lose the softness of the shading on her wings,so just picked out  the detail already there .Here’s a closer look :

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The only way I can think to describe the card I made to go with her is it’s like a variation on a tent card style.But instead of the crease at the top it’s on the left hand side as normal but there are two concertinaed pieces of card top and bottom to keep from the card opening right up.It looks kind of like a slightly open book.I’m probably not doing a great job describing this,so maybe this pic may explain what I mean a little better :

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You can also see how I suspended the flowers on some invisible nylon thread.I can’t take credit for the design. I saw a sample card like this at a demo I went to.This is just my take on it.It was quite easy to put together but most of all it fun!

Supplies :

Image : Fairy – 4 leaf clover by Just Some Lines
Sentiment :  From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink
Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (to stamp sentiment on & make concertinaed pieces),DP  Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack
Tools : Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large,X-Cut Dielicious Extra Large Square Parenthesis Nesting Dies,X-Cut Guillotine (to cut down the die cut the sentiment is on),Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (flowers),Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains (cut in half),Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Card and Scrap : Use Dies
Cards Galore Encore : Use a stamp or digi stamp
Connie Can Crop : Green with Envy
Catch The Bug : Feelin Lucky
Di’s Digis Designs : Make it Green
Open-Minded Challenges : Use Something Green
The Doodle Garden :  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Make It Sparkle
Craft for the Craic : Something Green
Craftitude : Anything Goes or Add a Little Green
Cut it Up : Green for St,Patrick’s Day or Spring
Get Inky! : Green/ St.Patty’s Day
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Things with Wings
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 
 

Pin-k!

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This is the last week of the 3 or More Embellishments challenge at Just Some Lines.Eeek!And a reminder that Christmas is creeping ever closer!”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!

So I thought I’d have another go at using my Graph’It Markers to colour the sweet Em – Thank You String by Just Some Lines.Think I need some more skin tones tho’ 😉 A few white gel pen highlights have been added too.I chose some pretty First Edition papers to accompany her along with this lovely cardstock.I made a curved panel with a Spellbinders die and layered some die cut scalloped ovals on top before fussy cutting this gorgeous gal and adding her to the mix.The ribbon is some that was wrapped around a towel bale and I,being the ‘it-might-come-in-handy-one-day’ hoarder that I am,found it to be a perfect match to the pink card 🙂 It always seems no matter how much ribbon I buy it’s the little bits and pieces I collect that do the trick every time!I dug out some paper twine and tied a flower charm to that.To compliment the colours on Em,and to complete the card,I tucked a couple of pins under the bottom of the vertical piece.

Supplies :

Image : Em – Thank You String by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon,Paper Twine,Charm and Pins from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Thank You
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Anything Goes 
Crazy 4 Challenges : Thankful
Di’s Digis Designs : Thanks/Thanksgiving/Harvest
Hiding in my Craft Room : Thanksgiving
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : So Grateful
Creative Corner : Heavy Metal
Digi Haven : We Give Thanks
Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Dark Skintones/Anything Goes (haven’t got enough skin colours to try the dark skintones part of the challenge)
Jo’s Scrap Shack : Thankful
Pattie’s Creations : Give Thanks or Thank You
QKR Stampede : Give Thanks / Thanksgiving
Savvy Handmade Cards : Give Thanks
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Add a Bow
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
Inspired by Stamping : Create a card or project and use ribbon or crochet trim
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Shelly’s Images : Give Thanks
By LORi Designs : Use Paper
Crafter’s Cafe : Heavy Metal
Creative Belli : Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Giving Thanks
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Thank You
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Everything’s coming up (cabbage) roses

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This month’s challenge at Just Some Lines is 3 or More Embellishments.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!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Cabbage Rose Fairy by Just Some Lines .I’ve coloured her with my first attempt using my new Graph’It Markers.I also purchased some brush nibs for her hair.I quite enjoyed using these pens but think I need a little more practice.I like the bullet nibs as they are fine and fairly firm but the real bonus is you can remove the chisel end and add a brush nib if you want that extra bit of detail.It’s quite magical too watching the ink seep into them…LOL.There are some other fun accessories that go with them too – but I’ve yet to play further…They are great pens but I don’t think I would buy too many more as I already own a full set of Ciao’s and ProMarkers.If someone was thinking about starting using alcohol markers or only had a small collection of other makes I could recommend them.I know you can mix different brands but I prefer to stick to the same,whichever I choose to colour an image with…maybe I’m just strange?!  😉 …Back to the card…I picked some pretty papers to go with this gal and remembered I had just bought a new embossing folder that would suit her perfectly. Her wings have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for a more subtle shimmer.I dug out some ribbon and self adhesive pearls from my stash to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Cabbage Rose Fairy by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Frosted Lace Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Marianne Design Designer Doily,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon & Self Adhesive Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty : Sparkle & Shine
Doodle Pantry :  Any Digi Goes
Brown Sugar : Things with Wings
Creative Corner : Can’t Touch This (add texture)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday : Sparkles
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x