(T)hat’s krafty!

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Well this is my last Guest Designer project for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Tic-Tac-Toe and it runs from  June 4th – July 1st.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

Huge thanks to Lisa and Kris for having me aboard.Have to say the time flew by – must’ve been having too much fun!!

This time inspiration has been taken from the middle horizontal line…Buttons,Patterned Paper and Ribbon.For the focal image I’ve used the rather beautiful Emma from Imagine That!Digis by Kris and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.The papers are from Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers and the sentiment is from Leesa’s Tulip.So real mix and match across sets but they compliment each other beautifully!I wanted to give a country feel so teamed it all with kraft card.Some lovely grosgrain ribbon and a couple of  dark brown buttons complete the look 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  

Sentiment :  

Papers :  

Both available at :  STORE

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Card : Kraft Cardstock from stash

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Wilko Red Grossgrain Ribbon (to be found in their Christmas Department),Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : R is for… Red & Ribbon

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

The Pencil Case :  V=Variety of Colors

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Let’s Button It

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Say It With Flowers

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Dies)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Have a de-light-ful Father’s Day!

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Sharing yet another Guest Designer project for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Tic-Tac-Toe and it runs from  June 4th – July 1st.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

 

I’ve followed the middle vertical line Sentiment,Patterned Paper and Twine to create my card.Lighthouse by Imagine That!Digis by Kris  is not only fantastic for Father’s Day but any occasion that calls for a male themed card.After printing out the black and white outline version of the image I coloured it using Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils for a soft ,hazy Summer day feel.Sprayed with fixative afterwards,of course!I chose Sweet Pastels digi papers to go with it as I thought the clouds and striped paper would continue the appearance of a warm,sunny day on the British coast…Yes,we do have them sometimes 😉 Scraps of the stripy paper were adhered to the epoxy button stickers to make good use of them.The sentiment is one of several included in the set.All finished with jute twine to tie in (unintentional pun!) with the kraft card base.

Supplies :

Image and Sentiment :  

Papers :  

Both available at : STORE

Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative

Card : Yellow from Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Dovecraft Photo Corner Punch

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 20,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer

Cards in Envy : No Girls Allowed

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Masculine

Crafty Boots : Masculine

Eureka Stamps : Father’s Day/Masculine

Love to Scrap : Masculine

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Masculine

Ooh La La Creations : One for the Boys

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Stripes

The Paper Girls : The Great Outdoors

Where the HeART is : Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Bring on Summer

Dragonfly Journeys : Daddy Day Care

Glitter n Sparkle : Father’s Day

One Stitch At A Time : Layer It Up!

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug  : Masculine

Crafty Calendar : Father’s Day/For a Male

Crazy 4 Challenges : Make it Masculine

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Colored Image

Craft for the Craic : Something Masculine

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Father’s Day

Pattie’s Creations : Father’s Day or Graduation

Polkadoodles : One for the Boys

Really Reasonable Ribbon :  Masculine with ribbon or trim

QKR Stampede : One for the Guys

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Brown Sugar : Photo Inspiration

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shakin’ Owl Over!

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Here’s my second Guest Designer card for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge for this month.The theme is Time for a Sketch and it runs from May 7th – June 3rd.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

This time I’ve followed the sketch as it is.As Birthday Bash KD Kit by Imagine That!Digis by Kris is so much fun I thought I’d carry on that flavour by adding a shaker element- not just any old shaker element,a bingo card one at that!Once I’d prepared it I filled it with lovely,shiny sequins 🙂 I printed the cute pre-coloured owl also from the set,fussy cut and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to eyes to make them even more googly!I layered the sentiment digitally onto the brad using Word and coated that with 3D Crystal Lacquer also (even if the camera has failed to pick it up).The chevron paper was selected from the kit to match my little owl friend.I hand cut three banner strips and added brads to them just for a little extra touch.The band across the top was embossed to create interest.It was a real joy working with this set 🙂

Supplies :

Image,Patterned Paper,Bingo Card,Brad and Sentiment :  

Medium : 3D Crystal Lacquer

Card : Orange and Teal from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Cuttlebug Polka Dots 5 x 7 Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights Brads,Sequins to fill shaker from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times : Man Or Boy

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Crafting for all Seasons : Add Some Embossing

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet : Digital Birthday Cards

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations : 

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Blinged Birthday (Sequins in shaker)

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Di’s Digis Designs : For The Boys

Send a Smile for Kids : Bright Colors for Kids

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Incy Wincy Designs : Texture

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Way to go Farmer John!

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Here’s another Guest Designer card for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Time for a Sketch and it runs from May 7th – June 3rd.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

I’ve based my card,featuring Farmer John by Imagine That!Digis by Kris,on the sketch giving it a ¼ turn anticlockwise.He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and has been teamed with backing paper is from Birthday Bash KD Kit,also available from Imagine That!Digis by Kris.I ran a strip of hessian/burlap ribbon down the card and added three hand cut self adhesive wood sheet arrows.Finally I place a computer generated greeting behind a metal frame.So that’s one Father’s Day card already done in preparation 🙂

Supplies :

Image : 

Paper : 

Both available at : STORE

Sentiment : Made by me!

Medium :  Copic Ciao Markers

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz paper Distresser,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : EK Success Wood Sheets (to make arrows),Metal Label Frames from The Works,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Hessian/ Burlap Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Escape to the Country

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Male

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Send a Smile for Kids : For dads or special males from the kids

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Distressing

Crafting By Designs : May Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

A spot of colour :)

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Well,here is my second card as Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

I thought I’d go creative with the colours on this cutie from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris and make him really swing too!I made an aperture tent card and once I’d coloured the image with Copic Ciao Markers along with some white gel pen highlights I fussy cut it.There are also touches of  3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes,nose and the ends of his antennae.The branch is cut freehand then the image is attached using jump rings to allow him to swing freely.The sentiment is from the same set and the colourful papers are Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers which compliment the Ladybugs perfectly.A scattering of die cut flowers with micro bead centres and a couple of bows to finish everything off 🙂

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer

Card : American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 32 XXL,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Magazine freebie Yellow Micro Beads,White Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cupcake Inspirations :  Inspiration #357 

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Dragonfly Journeys : Earn Your Stripes!

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girl : Any Image

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Spring

Crafting Musketeers : Spring is in the Air

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Spring Colours,Die Cut)

Open-Minded Challenges : Easter/Spring/Pastels

Scribbles Designs Challenge : A Little Note to BUG You

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Stripes and Polka Dots (stripes on paper & polka dots on ladybug)

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Don’t bug me – it’s Spring!

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I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

For my card I’ve printed this sweet image from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris onto kraft card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils.They really lend themselves beautifully to this technique.The white highlights on the bug are also in pencil.I’d usually add them with gel pen as I found it difficult to get it to show over the layers of colour.Then I had a ‘moment’…it suddenly dawned on me to draw them in where I wanted them to be first!Once I’d added the colour in I just sharpened it up a bit with the white pencil.Now,why hadn’t I thought of that before…please,don’t answer that – it’s rhetorical 😛 The blending has been done by pencil alone.Except for the Periwinkle glow around her.Blending solution and a paper stump to soften.I chose these papers from the Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers also from the store.They coordinate perfectly 🙂 I printed the sentiment,from the Ladybugs set, onto kraft too and made some daisies to match the image to finish the whole thing off and not a die cut in sight.Everything has been punched!

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Card : Kraft from Stash,Black,White & Green Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

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

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x