Delightfully Sweet :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Sweet.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.

Well,I think this is something sweet in lots of ways ūüôā This is Strawberry Delight by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†all coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.A few white gel pen highlights have been added too.I’ve thrown in lots of stitch effect dies along with¬†this fabulous strawberry die,a new buy of mine ūüôā The sentiment is a bargain stamp I’ve had for a while and suited the theme and image perfectly.The centres of all the flowers have had micro beads adhered in place.I’ve never used them before (even tho’ I’ve had them ages) and I think I got most of them everywhere except on the card – LOL ūüėõ

Supplies :

Image : Strawberry Delight by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ’em Clear Stamp

Mediums : Archival Jet Black Ink,Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Rol Pen

Papers & Card :  DP Raspberry Road Freebie from past issue of  Quick Cards Made Easy,Red cardstock from stash,White& Green American Crafts  12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Cottage Cutz Petite Die Strawberry,Big Shot

To Embellish : Magazine freebie Yellow Micro Beads

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes or Twist of Summer

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Furry Friends

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Anything Goes with Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams : Midsummer Delights

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Allsorts : How Does Your Garden Grow

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Seeing Red

Craft for the Craic : Summer Time!

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

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

Crafty Time : Punches or Dies

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

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

SLS Lines Challenge : Use Die Cuts or Punches

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Use Pattern Paper

Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Make it sweet

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†Sweet Treats.We have the fabulous¬†Inky Impressions¬†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.

I’ve gone a little colour crazy with Cupcakes & Candy Factory Background¬†by Inky Impressions¬†using Copic Ciao Markers,adding Liquid Pearls for texture on the icing.There’s so much amazing detail I just had to!I picked out the colours in these fabulous freebie papers.A strip of cotton lace has been attached to the under side of the triangular piece,to replicate the frilliness of the doilies,and I dug out these nice,shiny buttons.They look a bit like sweeties too ūüôā I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment,leaving it plain so it stood out from the patterned paper.I chose the cardstock as not only was it the perfect shade of minty green it also has a pretty¬†shimmer to it ¬†ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Cupcakes & Candy Factory Background by Inky Impressions
Sentiment :¬†Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ‚Äėem Clear Stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Lace from The Works

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting When We Can : Bright Colours
Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards РYour Choice
Crafty Calendar :  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything¬†Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Digi/Pearls or Lace
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Words
Polkadoodles : Clash The Colours
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Cafe¬†: Use a Digi
Divas by Design :  Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Bloomin’ bird!

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Cute.We have the super Cedar Chest Designs as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Mariken’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my¬†card¬†I’ve used Fat Birdie¬†by Cedar Chest Designs.Just for a bit of fun I thought I would paper piece this little cutie.A Copic Sketch Marker was used to create a little shading around the birds eyes and underneath the bird.All the patterned papers are¬†First¬†Edition¬†Boho Chic.I added a stamped sentiment layered onto a lacy circle cut from my new Crafts Too die set.I found this sweet metal tab whilst rooting around in my¬†embellishment stash so of course it just had to end up on my card ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Fat Birdie by Cedar Chest Designs
Sentiment :  So Tweet by Imaginisce
Mediums : Copic Sketch Marker,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Making Memories Metal Mini Circles Polo Club File Tab

Some challenges this is for :

One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : Birds of a Feather!
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†: Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf-challenge : Anything that flies
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge:¬†Things with Wings
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Show us what you got
Crafting By Design : Paper Piecing
Crafts and Me : Use a digi
Crafty Creations : Keep It Simple
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes 
No Matter Which Challenges : Things with Wings
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
The Corrosive Challenges : Sentiment on the Front

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A n-ice sweet treat

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This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Ribbons or Lace.We have the fabulous¬†The Sugar Kissed Cottage¬†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.

For my card I’ve used the totally delicious Ice Cream Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage¬†and coloured her with Copic Ciao¬†Markers.To give her a more realistic textured ice cream I used some Liquid Pearls.I chose some vintage looking papers to go with this cutie.After fussy cutting her I mounted her on some foam tape onto some die cut layers.I cut some slits in the kraft piece to thread the lace¬†through to allow her something to sit on.I tied a bow topped with a punched¬†flower and¬†threaded¬†button¬†¬†and added them to the lace strip.Another¬†threaded button has been adhered to the stamped sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Ice Cream Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage 
Sentiment :¬†Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ‚Äėem Clear Stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart¬†Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Decorative Dies¬†Magic¬†Mirror,Nellie‚Äôs Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Big Shot,Craft Knife,Decoupage Scissors,TimHoltz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons, Crochet Lace and  Cord from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Die Cuts
2 Sisters : Flowers for Spring
Allsorts :  As Easy as 1 2 3 (1 x image,2 x papers,3 different types of embellishments)
One Stop Craft  : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†: Spring Colours
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Child’s Play
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Card or Project with a Sentiment for a Girl
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me :  Ribbons and Lace
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Choco-purple-icious love!

It’s Dawn’s first time hosting and providing the sketch this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Here’s a peek at her fabby sketch :

And the theme is With Love – Hearts.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at¬†Willow Designs¬†too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked¬†Top 3 and they will¬†receive¬†a super cute badge for their blog.Don‚Äôt forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT‚Äôs beautiful creations.A truly¬†inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used I LOVE¬†Chocolate¬†digital stamp¬†¬†from Willow Designs.You get both the pre-coloured and black and white outlined images for your money – great value!I’ve used the pre-coloured image and dressed it up with some Liquid Pearls ‘white chocolate’ piping and Glossy accents on her shoes.I was going to use the Glossy Accents on the sweetie wrapper then it hit me out of the blue – or should that be purple!!To give a more authentic crinkly wrapper feel I reached for the Crackle Accents.Think purple Quality Street!If you don’t know what these are Google ’em and it will all be clear.Here’s a closer view :

Sadly the Glossy Accents appear to be shy :¬†‚ąę

I cut around the edges of the image to slip in parts of my wonky hand cut heart frame.And yes,it was¬†deliberately¬†wonky!Going against my natural grain where everything must be perfect and¬†symmetrical.The great thing about cutting this from corrugated card is the flexibility.It¬†certainly made life a bit easier when trying to¬†maneuver it¬†into¬†position.The sentiment is coloured with ProMarkers and I added some shiny satin purple ribbon.The backing paper is from Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection¬†from Willow Designs.I’ve only just realised that I had threaded some heart shaped buttons with purple floss but have completely forgotten to add them to my card.Doh!

Supplies :

Image : I LOVE Chocolate digital stamp from Willow Designs 
Sentiment : Imaginisce Sweet Thing Acrylic Stamp
Mediums : White Opal Liquid Pearls,Glossy Accents,Crackle Accents,ProMarkers
Paper & Card : DP From Crazy Daisy Collection by Willow Designs,inKraft Wavy corrugated kraft card,Purple corrugated card from The Works,Craft UK Kraft 6 x 6 card blank (used for matting and layering too)
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Purple satin ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Costumes/dress up
Crafts and Me : Sentiment
Divas by Design :Texture
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Good With Food
Crafty Bloggers Network :  Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Use a Digi
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : For the Girls
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Sweet Treats
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†¬†Hip to be Square

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

The sweetest thing

This week at Craft Your Passion there is a picture for your inspiration.We have Milk Coffee and Bugaboo Stamps as our fab sponsors too!Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the very beautiful Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show¬†by Milk Coffee.She’s been printed onto linen textured card and coloured with FlexMarkers.The base for this centre step card is made from the same.The papers were a freebie from¬†¬†Simply Cards & Papercraft ¬†magazine¬†a while back and I’ve used card from my stash for the matting and die cuts.I made some¬†flowers to match the ones on her dress and in her hair.Pearls were added to the centres and to follow the theme I applied Liquid Pearls to the ones on the image and sentiment.I decided to stamp the sentiment onto pink as I thought white would be too stark.

Supplies : 
Image : Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show by Milk Coffee
Mediums : FlexMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment : Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ’em Clear Stamp
Papers & Card : DP Hot Off The Press Soft Nostalgia freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Southfield  Snow Linen Card from a mixed 12x 12 pack,Pink and brown card from stash
Tools : Fiskars 30cm ¬†Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Marianne Creatables Floral 1 Dies,Sizzix Sizzlits¬†Decorative Strip¬†Elegance,Sizzix Bigz Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns¬†,Sizzix Extended Spacer Platform,Sizzix XL Cutting Pads,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : White flat backed pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Hit the Bottle
One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Add a Flower
The Crafty Pad : Live on the Edge
2 Sisters : Use a Digital Image
Hiding in my Craft Room :  April Flowers bring.. Homemade Flowers 
Just Some Lines :  Give a Gift of Flowers
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†:¬†Make it Girlie¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†
Delicious Doodles :  Loads of Layers
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything with Flowers
Fairy Tale : Stepper Card
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†¬†Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy¬†:¬†¬†Mother’s Day and/or flowers
Sassy Studio Designs : Flowers & flourishes
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Anything goes
Southern Girls : Fancy folds
Marianne’s Design Divas¬†:¬†Pearls and Swirls
Sundays with Crissy : Use your favourite colour combo
Through the Craftroom Door : Show me your Favourite Technique (colouring with FlexMarkers,fancy fold,making own flowers)
Paper Pretties : Card for girls 
Whimsy Inspiration :  Punches/diecuts
Stamp-N-Doodle :  April Showers &/or May Flowers
The Stamping Boutique :  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Spotty, Dotty
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Handmade Flowers 
Victorine Originals :Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Flourish
Opus Gluei : Use Flourishes on your project 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

So tweet,tweet

The¬† challenge this week is Button Up (use buttons) at Craft Your Passion.So it’s time to raid your button stash!If you’d like to play along please head on over for details.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful creations.

We have¬†a fab sponsor too,Purple Panda.Us DT were lucky to receive an image and for my card I’ve used the sweet Baby and Fruitloop.They’ve been coloured with Promarkers¬†and the edges have been inked with Distress Inks.I’ve also created a sky using a stiff bristled brush to stipple¬†some more Distress Ink.The shape has been created with my new toy.I treated myself to a Spellbinders¬†Grand Calibur¬†and some Grand Nestabilities¬†– I deserve it!!I’ve folded a Labels 4 die in half¬†to create my base but I had to chop the tip off the bottom to get it to stand up tho’.I decided not to use any DP for a change.I had a rummage through my buttons and also managed to find some grey embroidery thread.I dug out the sentiment stamp and punched it out.It does have a border around it but because I wanted to mount it onto some card I cut it smaller.

I’m also blogging for the first time on my new computer.It was about time our Jurassic PC was put out to grass.I’m pretty impressed but it’s going to take some time getting used to methinks.I’m also missing¬†a lot of stuff from my old one still but I’m sure I’ll get there eventually – well,¬†I hope!!

Supplies :
Image : Baby and Fruitloop by Purple Panda
Sentiment : So Tweet by Imaginisce
Mediums : Promarkers,Tumbled Glass,Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Card : Papermania 12 x12 Textured Card
Tools : Grand Nestabilities¬†Label 4,Nestabilities¬†Standard Circles,Grand Calibur,1 1/2″ circle punch
Embellishments : Buttons and thread from my stash

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Digi Stamps 4 Joy : Button Up
CCEE : Let’s Go Wild
Do You Stack Up : Distress It
Stampin’ B’s : Use a Die Cut
Aud Sentiments : Use 2 Words
Stamp Something : Anything Goes
Crafty Ann’s¬†: Ring in the new but don’t ring out the old (New – image,Grand Calibur¬†and Grand Nestabilities,shaped card.Old – card,buttons,thread ,Promarkers,sentiment)
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle Saturdays : Anything Goes
CES : No Designer Paper
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Things With Wings
Crafty Pad : Something new (Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities)
OSAAT : New (Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities)
Stamps R Us : Shaped Card
 

 

TFL

Lisa x

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