Looking sharp!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Use Your Favourite Image.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.

As I LOVE hedgehogs I just had to choose the most adorable The Hedgehog  by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been stamped directly onto the card base then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and blending solution on his body and face for a smoother appearance.The sentiment was stamped in place before the kraft card overlay with die cut apertures was adhered to the card front with foam pads.Some jute twine was wrapped around the bottom of the panel and wooden flower buttons scattered across the top right corner to finish the card to give it a rustic feel.

 

Supplies :

Image : The Hedgehog by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card :  Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Card Blank

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Flower Button from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Love to Scrap : Use 2 or more Flowers

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Hand-colored image

The Crazy Challenge : Burlap and/or Twine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge  : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

My Time to Craft : Stitching (real or faux)

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin : Cute and Cuddly (altho’ I’m not sure how cuddly a hedgehog is?!)

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Woodland Creatures

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use Kraft

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes with Coloured Image

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Animals/Creatures

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Animals

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Stamp It

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Well red(head)!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

I thought I’d have a little fun using Anne with E by The East Wind.After colouring her with watercolour pencils I decided to make an inky,splodgy  background so I pulled out some Pebeo Drawing Gum that I bought a little while back for this purpose.In the past I’ve found to my cost that paper masking just does not work well with this technique and this did the job beautifully,especially as the inks had been watered down to allow them to splat better!Once the inks were dry I then over stamped with a script stamp.Then I removed the gum,which came away very easily.The only mistake I think I made was colouring the image first as it seemed a little faded but was soon rectified by adding more pencil where needed.I also added some white gel pen highlights at this stage.I just had to try out my newly purchased dies to add an aperture to the paper to frame her and to create the border at the bottom 🙂 I stamped the flowers,a past magazine freebie, onto some textured card before fussy cutting them.I made the little book to add to the front.I was going to fill the pages with more of the script stamp but actually thought I would instead write words of encouragement to the recipient when this type of card is needed.I finished off by adding two jute twine threaded buttons to the flower centres that were visible.

Supplies :

Image : Anne with E by The East Wind

Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Flowers : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks Earthtones (watered down to allow them to drip and be splattered from a paintbrush),Sepia Archival Ink,Pebeo Drawing Gum

Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for border)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Stitched Hearts and Accolade,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Yellows Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Say It With Flowers

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : V=Variety of Colors

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Coloured Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Stitching Real or Faux (stitch effect dies)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Watercolor

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Life’s a picnic – No Josh-in’

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It’s Crafty Sentiments Designs New Releases Day 5 Preview.There will be 5 fantastic new rubber stamps over at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 25th February.

Here’s a little sneak peek of Josh – Picnic.Such a great image with those warmer months approaching and a good all rounder too – there’s so much scope with this.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and gone for a pretty rustic,woodsy feel to my card.Lots of kraft,distressed edges,raffia lace ribbon,wooden button threaded with jute twine,a cluster of die cut greenery and….a squashed bottle cap!Well,a beer one to be precise.Hubby donates me quite a few of these so I put them to a better purpose 🙂

If you haven’t seen the previous New Release Preview Days  I suggest you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog and check out my fellow Teamies  amazing creations.You will not be disappointed!!

 

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Picnic by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments :  ‘Yum’ from Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design Set,’Just for You’ ticket part of a Wee Stamps magazine freebie set

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from stash, Green Bazzill Basics

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch

To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Wooden Button and Jute Twine all from stash, Recycled Bottle Cap

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Incy Wincy Designs : Distressing

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Add Something Green

Perfectly Rustics : Little Boy or Girl

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Layer It On

Crafty Calendar :Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : All things Kraft / Homespun / Recycled

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use Kraft

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Simon Says Stamp : Add A Little Texture

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Happiness is a warm puppy :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Heavy Metal.We have the fabulous Kenny K 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 loveable,comical Happy Dog by Kenny K I just had to use him on my card XD Maybe it’s because he reminds me so much of my girl :

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Such a happy dog 😀 She even smiles when she greets you,no,really!She is the sweetest,funniest girl 

Back to the card….

I wanted to give the image a feeling of being ripped from a notebook so I printed it onto this ledger style patterned paper.He’s been coloured with soft pastel pencils to allow the pattern to show through and on his dog tag I used a silver gel pen.A spot of white gel pen picks up the shine on his nose.I did apply 3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes and nose but I’ve failed to pick it up with the camera 😦 Of course I had to choose some tree paper to go with him 😉 Our girl doesn’t have that kind of interest,naturally,but she does make us laugh when she tries to climb up them looking for squirrels 😀 LOL (you can just see one at the right hand  top of the paper along with a little wolf type character who looks remarkably like our dog sneaking up on him – it’s OK I’m sure she will never catch one – she’s so clumsy she’d trip up before she got near!) I ran a piece of woodgrain paper through an embossing folder to create more texture.All the papers have been Distress Inked around the edges.The bottom of each piece have been torn too.Everything has been mounted onto a card blank I made from some printed kraft card.As I have way too much craft stuff so I added loadsa metal items  😉 – see details below. Along with a little paper raffia and jute twine.I stamped the sentiment unevenly on purpose,honestly,then gave the paper the same treatment to tie in with the strip on the card.

Supplies :

Image : Happy Dog by Kenny K  
Sentiment : Her Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Mediums :  Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Silver Gel Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Rusty Hinge Distress Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Mini Stapler (bargain from The Works)
To Embellish : Mini Staples (came with Mini Stapler),Binder clip (came in a Christmas cracker),Jumbo Paperclip from The Works,Metal Label Frames from The Works,Brads from Dovecraft Christmas Embellishment Kit,Paper Raffia and Jute Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Robyn`s Fetish: Use A Digi
A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Hear it for the Boys (for my son’s birthday)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations :  All Creatures Great and Small
Challenges and Candies : The Colors of Autumn
QKR Stampede : Fall Colors
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Bring Humor To Your Creations
C.R.A.F.T.  : Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Distress
Moving Along with the Times : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : For the Boys (for my son’s birthday)
Shelly’s Images : Fall Photo Inspiration
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A Natural Dilemma!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Natural Materials.We have the fabulous DRS Designs and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors 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.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs and tried to get some texture going with some Soft Pastel Pencils.I’ve coloured the doggy to look like our own,Socks,as this is exactly the sort of thing she would do!Well,that is if she wasn’t afraid of sticks!!She is such a baby it’s hard to find anything she isn’t scared of!!!Seriously tho’ it does make me wonder what some of these poor little creatures have been through in their previous lives when they’ve come from animal shelters 😦 Luckily for my girl she’s now well cared for,extremely well loved and,of course,thoroughly spoilt! 😀 Anyways…back to the card…Following on from the theme and image I chose some leafy papers,some kraft card(the inner vertical pieces are embossed and flipped so the back side is showing) and roughed up the edges.I cut two triangles,in different sizes,from hessian.Whilst thinking of more natural stuff to add to my card I suddenly remembered a selection of dried,pressed flowers (and other flora) I bought a long time ago.The orangey/brown squished things are,I believe, kumquats – but don’t hold me to that…LOL.The greenery is definitely made up of herbs.I added a trio of wooden buttons threaded with Jute Twine,one of which being placed on the hand cut tag.This card is going to be for Father’s Day from my DS1.Now,I’m not sure if the sentiment applies to our sweet,crazy dog or my DH!

Supplies :

Image : Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Papers & Card : DP Paper Adventures (discontinued),Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To Embellish : Hessian,Jute Twine,Wooden Buttons,Selection of Dried,Pressed Herbs and Fruit from my stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

City Crafter Challenge : Burlap Love (use burlap) – Altho’ I mention Hessian that is the UK name for Burlap – it is the same thing 🙂
Creative Craft Challenges : For The Fellas
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Father’s Day
Eureka Stamps : The Great Outdoors 
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Father’s Day and/or Male-inspired
Ooh La La Creations : Inspired by Nature
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Use Foam Tape (the image is mounted on some)
Songbird Challenges : All Creatures Great & Small
The Crazy Challenge : Use Sentiments
613 Avenue Create :Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Outdoor Fun
2 Sisters : Outdoor Fun
Hiding in my Craft Room : Father’s Day
Brown Sugar :  Father’s Day
Stampin With The Dragon : Tags
Totally Papercrafts : Buttons
4 Crafty Chicks : Critters
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes (image coloured with pastel pencils)
Cute Card Thursday : Tie it Up
Moving Along With The Times : Embossing
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Be Sentimental

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Give Thanks

The theme this week at Craft Your Passion is Edible Holidays.We have the fabulous Cedar Chest Designs and Limited Runs  as our sponsors.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the wonderful Pumpkin Patch Sign Digital Stamp by Cedar Chest Designs and coloured it with Polychromos Pencils,using a blender pencil to soften the edges of the sky and grass.I’ve stamped a sentiment onto the sign as that comes blank on the original image.The truly lovely papers are the Mini Pumpkins Pattern Paper Set  also by Cedar Chest Designs and layered them up with some kraft and punched some on the edges with a Martha Stewart punch chosen for that country feel.Keeping with the rustic charm I made a  paper raffia rose (my first attempt!).

Supplies :

Image & Papers : Pumpkin Patch Sign Digital Stamp,Mini Pumpkins Pattern Paper Set both by Cedar Chest Designs 
Sentiment : Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Derwent Blender Pencil,Sepia Archival Ink
Card : Papermania Kraftstax 8×8
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edge Punch 
To Embellish : Paper Raffia
 

Some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Anything Goes EXCLUDING Christmas 
Pile It On :  Anything but a Christmas Card 
Scrappy Frogs : Give Thanks
Heck of a Challenge : 50 Shades of Autumn
Lia Stampz Challenge : A Note of Thanks
Mema’s Crafts : Anything goes (winter/holiday optional)
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Thank You
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Add a sentiment / Autumn/Winter
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Autumn/Winter/Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenges : I’m Hungry
Pattie’s Creations : Harvest Time or Thanksgiving Holiday
Simply Create Too : Give Thanks + Birthday Contest
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Use Some Texture
CCEE Stampers : Brown, yellow, orange & designer paper
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving, thankful, thank you
Creative Belli : Thankful/Gratitude
Digistamps 4 Joy : Giving Thanks
Divas by Design : Use 2 or more Patterned Papers
Freshly Brewed : So Thankful
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  So Thankful – Give Thanks
Papercraft Star : Thank You
Crafty Sentiments : Thanks
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Giving Thanks/Fall
The Stamping Boutique : Giving Thanks
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A wing and a mare

This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Fairies & Fantasy.We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles as our sponsor.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Mythical Pegasus from Delicious Doodles.PLEASE NOTE : I cannot take credit for the beautiful shading on this image.That must go to Teri the artist who created this incredible work of art – for that’s what it is!.The only contribution I made was a teeny bit of pencil shading under the hooves to ground the image.I simply printed it out and felt it really needed nothing else.I decided to try my hand at paper weaving a background and to keep a monochrome look to compliment the digi stamp.Being the mathematical genius I am (so totally not!) I’d cut the strips to 1/2″ and then tried to make it easier by lining the first horizontal piece in the middle.One big problem…I was then left with a 1/4″ to spare top and bottom,instead of being flush like the sides.So trying to make it look like it was really all part of the clever design plan I took my scissors and chopped the top and bottom pieces at angles.I punched a border and threaded it with some ribbon,carrying on the weaving theme,amd added some black gems to both the image and sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Mystical Pegasus by Delicious Doodles
Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Medium : Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Capsule Collection Bexley Black 8 x 8,Black Ultra Smooth card by Southfield
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash,Black self-adhesive gems 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes 
 One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Monochromatic
Paper Crafting Journey : Add Some Bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Any Winged Creature
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Anything Goes 
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Bows Or Ribbons
Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Things with Wings

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

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