Autumn’s looking (Prim)rosy

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Primrose – Autumn Leaves by Crafty Sentiments Designs is a cutie,isn’t she 🙂 She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I chose to layer her up on these pretty papers,including a glittery one,and kraft for an Autumnal feel.Some lovely orange ribbon from my stash has been picked out to compliment her dress . A die cut bunch of leaves arranged behind a crochet flower to emulate those in her hand are the finishing touch.I just love this time of year so this little sweetheart is right up my street 😀

Supplies :

Image : Primrose – Autumn Leaves by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP  First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cutting)

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 32 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Large,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot

To Embellish : Fancy Pants Designs Harvest Posies , Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Pebbles Orange Ribbon,Twine recycled from a clothing tag

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Colouring in Scrapland : Autumn

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Shades of Autumn

Eclectic Ellapu : September – Purple Team ~Autumnal

Stamping Sensations : October – Autumn

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Allsorts : Colors of Autumn

Crafty Friends Challenge : Autumn Colors

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : October –  Anything Hand Colored

My Sheri Crafts : First Day of Fall

Scrappers Delights : October –  Anything Goes 

Sweet Stampin :  Autumn

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : October – Autumnal Twist – include Kraft paper or products

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner :  Octoberfest

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : October – Halloween or Autumn

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Autumn Leaves

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Cardz 4 Galz : Fall/Autumn Colours

C.R.A.F.T. : Inspiration Picture 

Craft Rocket Challenges : Ribbon &/or Lace

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes!

Star Stampz Challenge : Layer It Up

Crafting By Designs : October Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Die cuts/Punches

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes – Twist- 2 Patterned Papers

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Stampavie and More : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Patterned Paper

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Starburst and stripes

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Flowers.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.

It’s New Release time at Crafty Sentiments Designs and here’s the fabulous Patsy & Gizmo Flag.What a patriotic pair!They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with some white gel pen highlights thrown in.I’ve given them a bit of a grungey/vintage background to tie in with the kraft base.After die cutting them I trimmed everything down to fit into the corner and even allowed Patsy’s hair to flow over the edge.I’ve wanted to try this Starburst Background technique for a while but have only been brave enough to do so now!Don’t why I thought it would be difficult…and I actually enjoyed seeing it come together.The plan was to just select a few papers,repeating the patterns but some of the pieces didn’t work as some of the designs are directional.So I just swapped a few for some that did!After the glue had dried I cut it out with a stitch edged die and matted it onto another die cut layer.Once the stamped sentiment had been cut I coloured it with Copics to match the image.A few layered die cut flowers with flat back pearl centres decorate the bottom left corner to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Patsy & Gizmo Flag by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

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

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Red Cardstock from stash

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Cards in Envy : Stripes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Star(s)

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Red, White, Blue

Ooh La La Creations : Something that begins with “F” (Flowers & Flag)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Red, White and/or Blue

Dragonfly Journeys : A Star is Born!

Glitter n Sparkle : Red, White and Blue

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as it is a card

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creative Loops Challenge : Stars and/or Stripes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug  :  Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Scrappers Delights :  Anything Goes 

The Pencil Case : W=Whatever (Anything Goes)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Use Red, White & Blue

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Creations : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner :  Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A nice ‘pup’ of tea!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami Stamps 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.

Isn’t Cup Pup by Sami Stamps just adorable!The little pup himself has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I don’t think the 3D Crystal Lacquer shows too well on his nose…but it is there,honest 😉 A touch of distressing using inks and a tool have taken place too.The cups have all been paper pieced with a little foam tape underneath to raise them up for dimension.These pretty papers are quite thick so they worked well for this 🙂 I thought a DL card would suit this image well so cut and scored one from kraft card.I added a layer of hessian/burlap before adhering the image to the card.A couple of hand cut banners,one with the computer generated sentiment printed on first, have been glued then some added hand stitching to make it look as if that’s how they’re attached to the card.I die cut a few tiny rolled roses and after dabbing the edges with ink chocolate pearls were placed in the centres.It took quite a bit of sourcing these dies in the U.K. especially at the right price but I’m really pleased with them.I usually find most flower dies a bit big and either there’s no room to add them to my cards or they cover too much of the lovely papers.I suppose this card is a fusion of cute,vintage and shabby chic!

Supplies

Image : Cup Pup by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : Computer generated by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Kraft card from stash

Other Material : Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares,Thread from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors, X-Cut Non-Stick Large Fabric Shears,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine

To Embellish : 3 mm Chocolate Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add handmade embellishment)

A Gem of a Challenge : Female Birthday

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : A Bit Of Fun

Sassy Studio Designs : Shabby Chic

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Inky Chicks : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Add Dimension

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Christmas is fun don’t you ‘snow’?

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Card.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.

Just look at the delight in Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments Designs‘ face!She’s been coloured with Polychromos Pencils onto Desert Storm Kraft card.I then ran her through a dotty embossing folder (poor girl!) and coloured over each one with a white gel pen to give the impression she’s sitting enjoying a flurry of snow 🙂 Sadly I think this great folder is now discontinued 😦 I’m so glad I managed to track one down.She’s been cut and layered with some Crealies stitched square dies.After cutting the border at the top I sprinkled over some white chunky embossing powder.I did the same to the wooden snowflake at the bottom.I was lucky enough to discover the stitched ribbon on one of my forays to my local craft warehouse whilst looking for stuff to make NEXT years’s Christmas card with – that’s right!It’s a pretty good match for the kraft cardstock don’t you think?The sentiment stamp was another find and a true bargain at just over £1 after discount.This time a circular a Crealies stitched die has been used to cut it out.I had as much fun making this as she appears to be having in the snowfall!

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Silent Night 6 x 6 Pad,,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card,Blue Cardstock from stash

Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Joy!Crafts Christmas Ice Crystal Border,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stitched Ribbon and Wooden Snowflake both purchases at my local craft warehouse

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Anything Goes Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Holiday Cards

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~Cards to Die For…one or more die

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goe

Great Impressions : December Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Winter

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Winter

That Craft Place : Christmas

The Corrosive Challenges : Merry Christmas

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  : Outside Scene/Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Card

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Winter Holidays

Just Us Girls : 

Card Mania : Christmas 

Crafty Enjoyments : White Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

Alphabet Challenge : U is for Under the Weather – I’ve taken this literally!

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Let It Snow

Pattie’s Creations : Any Christmas Creation with an image

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Season’s Greetings

4 Crafty Chicks : Winter

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : December Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Brrr It’s Cold Outside

Simon Says Stamp : Let It Snow

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes – Holiday

Crafty Boots : Christmas

Get Creative Challenges : Holidays

Our Crafty Corner : Anything Goes/Winter

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes (use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Time Drawers On ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Calendars.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.

I wanted to make a calendar with a bit more purpose to it for my DD2 as she’s in her final year at Secondary school and in colours to match her recently decorated room.I thought this little beauty,Delightful Flowers  by Crafty Sentiments Designs,was perfect.Not only could I colour that big bloom to coordinate with the décor she’s also a rabbit on the Chinese Zodiac.Apart from dogs she love bunnies too 🙂 I’ve coloured on kraft here with my Polychromos Pencils and painted over the centre of the flower with Iridescent Medium.This card was a real find at my local craft warehouse.It’s double sided!Usually with kraft you get a ‘grey’ side.Not so good for fancy folds and 3D projects.So I bought a whole box of it!!Well…don’t want to run out 😉

My DD2 is struggling with exam nerves so this little gift may cheer her up a bit.This is what you get inside…

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A few bits and bobs to help with that all important revision.I might find a little choccy to pop in there too nearer to the time of giving it to her.

The instructions can be found here.

Of course,to go with this she needs an extra accessory….

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Desk Puppy!Although she has a day bed in DD2’s room so she can be close to her she prefers to sit under the desk where she can snuggle up to her legs!Or get in the way…The choice is yours 😀

Supplies :

Image : Delightful Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to pick out the highlights in his eyes),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Pink Acrylic Paint (to colour wooden butterfly button)

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash,Pink Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11 (for the flower),Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Nestabilities Labels Three,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Yellows,Wooden Butterfly Button,Ribbon & Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Leaves

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Stripes

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Flowers

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Say It With Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Leaves &/Or Trees

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Pick 3 Challenge (flower(s),button(s),ribbon/bow)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

No.1 Dad ‘wood’ you believe?!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps 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 adorable KIDZ – dad boy by Bugaboo Stamps coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.The wording has been paper pieced with some woodgrain effect paper.Of course he’s perfect for Father’s Day or if your kids just want to tell their Dad how great he is!I layered up the rest of the card and cut some banners from more of the papers from the same pad.As they are quite contrasting I didn’t feel the need for additional cardstock.A line of piercing and faux stitching has added across the top of the banners to give the impression they have been sewn on.Real sewing?Not me!Well,not very often 😉 A row of brads,chosen as they stood out best against the paper,decorate the top right corner.

Supplies :

Image : KIDZ – dad boy by Bugaboo Stamps

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Papers : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Brads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Boys

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Men

Sentimental Sundays : Happy Father’s Day or Manly Cards

That Craft Place : Layers

Little Claire’s : Father’s Day

My Sheri Crafts : Masculine

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Dads

Pattie’s Creations : Father’s Day or Graduation

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

4 Crafty Chicks : Father’s Day

Crafting for all Seasons : It’s A Boy Thing

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Man In Your Life/Father’s Day

Little Red Wagon : Stitching

Paper Shelter Challenge : Make It Digital

Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Guyz Father’s Day

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Father’s Day

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out (die cut,hand cut banners and letters for paper piecing)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

As sweet as a cupcake :)

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It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks of the June New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.There are 5 new rubber stamps from the Ginger Snaps Collection available from the 23rd June!

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog to check out some amazing creations 🙂

This is Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes and isn’t she just the sweetest?!She’s been watercoloured with pencils for a softer look to go with the pastel colours on the card.The background piece is Whitewash card embossed with one of my favourite folders then sanded back to reveal some of the colour.The edges have been pierced too.A panel of cute cupcake paper which has had the top and bottom punched plus an aperture cut has been placed over Little Polly to frame her.The sentiments have been cut from another sheet of paper from the same collection and I ‘made’ the epoxy sticker buttons by placing them over yet another piece of paper with – yes,you’ve guessed it! – buttons printed on it and cutting them out,including pierced holes.The largest one has been threded with some Baker’s Twine – how apt 😀

Here’s a close up of the frosting on her cupcake decorated by applying Frosted Lace Stickles.See what I did there 😉

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes  by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cut from DP (details under Papers & Card )

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger and she passed them on to me),Frosted Lace Stickles

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Polkadoodles : Frame It

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Your Hearts Desire (Anything Goes)

Crafty Creations : Embossing

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Buttons

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Frame

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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