Christmas Presence

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments Designs 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.

Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs could be used for any gift giving occasion.Here I’ve chosen Christmas.Her clothing and neatly wrapped parcel have been paper pieced and the rest has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The papers and colours are both non traditional but I thought the pastel shades would add some pretty festive cheer 🙂 The background panel has been created using a patchwork style design onto kraft card.Some complimetary ric-rac,from the same collection,has been stretched across the bottom.The greeting is stamped directly onto the base.The wooden wreath was a little too golden yellow to coordinate with the kraft so a couple of ink pads were used to tone it down a bit.This shall be another Christmas card for 2017 – I’ve now made 4 in total for NEXT year!!

Supplies :

Image : Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments,

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Mini Distress Ink Pad,Memento Desert Sand Dew Drop Ink Pad

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from crafty stash

Tools :Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Medium Patchwork Shapes,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Pink Ric-Rac Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Christmas

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft : Always Anything Goes

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Christmas/Holiday

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Christmas and/or Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Always Anything Christmas Goes

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

Crafty Purple Frog : Magic of Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Layers or Layer It

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Christmas

Open-Minded Challenges : Christmas/Hanukkah

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas is Coming

Sweet Stampers : Christmas

Crafty Calendar : Christmas Time

Crafty Friends Challenge : Merry Christmas

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!

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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’t 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 😀 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 😉

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 😉 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 🙂 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

Sweet Christ-mouse Wishes

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis  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.

Once I spotted the adorable Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis I just knew I had to make another card for Christmas….2016!He’s been printed onto Neenah Desert Storm card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and highlighted with a white Soufflé pen.Some Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel has been melted around the edges.The same treatment has been given to the sentiment which is one of a few also included in the set.The candy cane embellishment started out as a plain wooden one.I applied a coat of Gesso over it then coloured the red stripes in with a permanent marker.What has managed to elude the camera is the added shine of  a couple of layers of clear embossing powder…never mind,I know it’s there 🙂 To complete the rustic feel given by the kraft and checks I tied a little jute button twine into a bow around it.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Sakura Red Permapaque Marker,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

Paper & Card : DP Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Big Shot

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Jute Button Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Tic, Tac, Toe (Top line : Hand Coloured Image,Die Cuts,Use a Digi)

That Craft Place : Challenges for all Crafts-Kraft

The Corrosive Challenges : Add a Sentiment

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Critters

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Tic Tac Toe (Diagonally L-R : Bow(s),Digi Image,Sentiment)

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Winter

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Sweets for my Sweet

Jingle Belles Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Kraft or Buttons or Both

Cute Card Thursday : Food/Drink

ABC Christmas Challenge : ‘V’ is for Very Cute

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up (3 patterned papers are backing,top & bottom zigzags)

Whimsy Inspiration : Fall Colors or Christmas

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme 

City Crafter Challenge : Getting Ready For Christmas

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

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

‘Owl’ be thanking you ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis 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.

As soon as I saw this owl image in the Teacher’s Pet set by Deedee’s Digis I just knew I had to make some kind of book style card.The idea for this one came from here at Card-Making-Magic.Of course,this pre-coloured image is one of a few images you get (in different formats),along with a couple of papers and several sentiments!Great value 🙂 I added a bookplate die cut containing one of the sentiments attached with eyelets,a baker’s twine tied paperclip and an extra large eyelet.This is for one of my DS2’s teachers and it’s his last year at Primary School before he starts ‘Big School’ in September.It’s also kind of an end of an era for us as he’s our youngest.He has 2 part time teachers and a teaching assistant.So I guess I will using the rest of this fab kit to make a couple more of these style cards 😉

Supplies :

Image,Sentiment & Papers : Teacher’s Pet by Deedee’s Digis

Card Blank : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6

Medium : Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Tools : X-Cut Steel Ruler,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Large,Sizzix Bigz Bookplate,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Big Bite

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets,We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Eyelet (part of a job lot from QVC a few years ago),Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Alphabet Challenge : K is for Kind Thoughts

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Get In Shape

City Crafter Challenge  : Woodland Animals

Creative Card Crew : Die Cuts 

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Back to school we go!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Back to School.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super surprise prize.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.

So,the Summer Holidays are zooming by so fast they will soon be over 😦 My youngest is feeling a little out of sorts knowing that this will be his last year at Primary before heading off to ‘Big School’.What better way to cheer him up with a card featuring this perfect image,Back to School by Crafty Sentiments.He’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.These papers seemed ideal to go with him too 🙂 I hand cut the arrow and it’s matching layer – so don’t look to closely LOL…A few brads and a paperclip tied with twine have been added.Thinking school supplies here 😉 I dug out my Dymo,as it hasn’t been out to play for a while,for the sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Back to School by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Mediums : Copic Sketch & Ciao Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Mini Circle Primary Brads,Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Metal (brads & paperclip)
Lacy Sunshine : Back to School
Penny Black and More : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Back To School Challenge
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes 
Flat Friends Challenge : Say it with a Quote 
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Back to School  
The East Wind Challenge : For the Kiddies
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : 1, 2 Punch
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : All about Kids
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Boys’ Cards
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Back to School

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Light p-up your Christmas :)

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I’m delighted to be chosen as Guest Designer at Lexi’s Creations this fortnight where the theme is Snow.Stop by to check out full details of the challenge and the fab prize on offer.Don’t forget to check out the DT’s fantastic creations.

Here I’ve used the adorable Christmas Lights Scruffles from Fairy Dust Crafts.He was a joy to work with :)Printed straight onto the kraft base and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers plus some white gel pen highlights.Doesn’t show too well but the lights have Glossy Accents on them and the stems of the bulbs have been coloured with silver gel pen.Some fluffy,snowy texture has been given to his hat trims with Flower Soft.The sentiment,a freebie from a magazine from last year,has been stamped at a jaunty angle.For design purposes you understand and not ‘cos I can’t stamp straight…lol…OK believe what you like 😉 A couple of strips of washi tape,die cut pine branches and a few brads have been used to embellish the card.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Lights Scruffles from Fairy Dust Crafts
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Glossy Accents ,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Polar White Flower Soft
Sentiment : Freebie from a Christmas magazine last year (can’t remember which one)
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green card from stash
Tools : Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Brads from Dovecraft Embellishment Kit Christmas,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape

 

Some challenges this is for :

Cheery Lynn Designs : Red and Green
Creative Inspirations Paint : Merry Christmas
Lacy Sunshine : Celebrations
That Craft Place : Christmas
The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Summer or Winter
A Gem of a Challenge :  Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Christmas
My Time to Craft : Cute and Cuddly Christmas Animals
Digi Haven : Merry Christmas
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : It’s Christmas Time
Divas by Design : Festive
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

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