Christmas Kisses

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I’m guesting for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge again 🙂 To enter the December Tag It! Challenge you need to create a tag.The other stipulation is that you must use a Just Some Lines image.But with so many beauties in the store it wouldn’t be difficult to choose!My card,along with other wonderful inspiration and extra details on how to enter,can be found on the Just Some Lines Blog too.

This is Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines.She’s been printed onto kraft card and coloured with Polychromos Pencils.The tag and layers have been created with a Go Kreate die set as the tag dies I have weren’t really big enough but I think this shape works well.The patterned paper is a freebie,The sentiment was stamped and cut with one of my tag die sets.A strip of natural hessian ribbon has been placed behind Amber to give some texture.To keep with the rustic element some jute twine has been threaded through the top of the tag along with some ribbon that has been recycled from last years Christmas cake 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad from last year,Cardstock from stash

Tools :Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Natural Hessian Ribbon,Jute Twine & Ribbon from stash, We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything but a Card

Crafty Boots : Merry Christmas

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Anything but a Card

Get Creative Challenges : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

Lacy Sunshine : Holiday Joy

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team : CHRISTMAS but not a card

Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas Red & Green

The Craft Garden : Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colours!

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Christmas Tags

A Crafty Mess : Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours

Craft for the Craic : Favourite Christmas Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Tags with Ribbon or Trim

C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas

House That Stamps Built : Anything but a Card

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Holidays

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Fairy-ly Blue (and Silver!)

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I’m super excited to be sharing a card that I’ve made as a Guest Designer for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge.To enter the November Colour Scheme Challenge you need to use any combination of red,green,silver and blue.You may choose just one or two with other colours as long as the listed ones are the main.The other stipulation is that you must use a Just Some Lines image.But with so many beauties in the store it wouldn’t be difficult to choose!My card,along with other wonderful inspiration and extra details on how to enter,can be found on the Just Some Lines Blog too.

You can find the stunning Christmas Fairy at Just Some Lines.I decided to go with a blue/silver combo but as you can see there is a teeny amount of red and green on the image.Her dress has been paper pieced and the rest coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Being a fairy her wings had to have the obligatory glitter 😀 I coloured them in cool greys first to keep in with the silver part of the theme then coated them in Glamour Dust.The dots on her hair and wings have been defined with a silver pearl pen and the berries on the garland the robin is nestling in with Liquid Pearls.Here’s a closer view :

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The papers and cardstock I’ve had for more years than I care to remember but were just perfect for this project.It’s a good job I’m such a crafty hoarder 😉 Maybe one day I will get through my entire stash – well,in my dreams perhaps!After stamping and punching the sentiment out I thought it was lacking something so I hit upon the idea of framing it with the punched out snowflakes from the border.Not only does this keep everything coordinated it also doesn’t cover up too much else.A length of silver cord with a snowflake charm tied to seemed to finish the whole thing off nicely 🙂

Tip : By paper piecing your image you can coordinate it to the rest of your project and it’s a good way of covering a large area if you are unsure about colouring it.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fairy by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : An old magazine freebie stamp set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Bahama Blue Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Viva Decor Silver Pearl Pen,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP  Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 pad,Papermania 8 x 8 Christmas Cardstock
Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Silver Cord and Snowflake Charm from stash

Some challenges I would Like to enter :

Clear It Out : Challenge Theme & Stash: Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps : Things with Wings
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : 3 or more Papers
Card Mania : Use a Digi
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter (glitter on the fairy’s wings)
Love to Create : Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
The Crazy Challenge : Your Favorite Technique (still has to be colouring – although a little paper piecing thrown in is fun!)
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive
Robyn`s Fetish : Things with Wings
A Gem of a Challenge : Paper Piecing
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Your Favorite Holiday
Crafty Catz : Christmas is Coming
Creative Corner : Let It Sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks : Fairies
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Seeing it through :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is I Can See Clearly Now.We have the fabulous Just Some Lines 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.

So bought myself some new kraft card to play with and I’m quite pleased with it.I wanted to practise colouring with my Polychromos some more and this delightful little fella,Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines was just the ticket.They worked a treat but I think I still need more practice…sounds like good excuse to get in some extra crafting!For the transparent parts I went for an acetate card base,epoxy button stickers and,altho’ it doesn’t show up,3D Crystal Lacquer.The problem was trying not to get a refection of me taking the pic in the acetate!Anyway I kind of went for a School/Birthday/Office Supplies hybrid -and it looks like I achieved it 😀

Supplies :

Image : Back 2 School Bird by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Made by me In Word on my ‘puter
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, 3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack,A4 Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound,Papermania 12 x12 Acetate Sheets
 Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Marianne Design Folder Brick with Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings  
Come and Get It : Use 3 of Something (Buttons)
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
Opus Gluei : Happy Birthday!
That Craft Place : Sentimental
The Squirrel & The Fox : For a Male (for my DS2 Birthday next week!)
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Something Masculine
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : All Creatures Big and Small
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Creative Bug on the Loose : Child’s Play  (for my DS2’s 11th Birthday next week!)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Buttons
Paper Shelter Challenge : Ribbon, twine or floss

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Howdy Dad

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Father’s Day/For the Boys!We have the fabulous Just Some Lines 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 can’t take all the credit for this card.I had a lot of help from my DS2 especially with the colouring.After showing him how to blend Polychromos pencils on the top of Emo Cowboy by Just Some Lines’  hat he did it by himself,well with just a little interference guidance from me 🙂 He picked it it up so quickly and was pleased with the results.For the rest of the card we picked out these cowboy themed papers and some corrugated card.The horseshoe was cut from one of the papers and some brads were added to it.We also decorated the rest of the card with a few more.The sentiment came from a set that was a magazine freebie,trimmed into a banner shape.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Cowboy by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Colouring Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners
Papers & Card : DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x 8 Pad,Joy!Crafts Narrow Corrugated  12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Decoupage Scissors,Kars Blending Stumps 
To Embellish : Two sizes of  Dovecraft Earthtones Brads
 

Some challenges this is for :

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Just For Boys
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : So Macho
MilkCoffee Challenge : Fathers Day/Special Male
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : It’s All about the Man
The Male Room : Father’s Day
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Father’s Day/For A Male
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Father’s Day
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : For Him
Papertake Weekly : For The Boys
Tuesday Throwdown : Special Man
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers
Digi Makeover Challenge : For the Men
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: For the Men (Just the theme)
Love to Scrap : Banners, Flags or Pennants
Ooh La La Creations : For a Man/Boy
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Father’s Day

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Thank You,Thank You

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We’re taking a little Summer Break at Just Some Lines.But never fear will we be back!!

I would also like to thank everyone who played along.It’s been a real pleasure looking at all your cards/projects 😀

Here are a couple of cards I made featuring Emo Allium and Emo Daffodil .You can find these gorgeous gals at Just Some Lines.Both have been printed onto watercolour paper and,yes you’ve guessed it,watercoloured!I got out the AquaMarkers for a little play…The sentiments were also stamped onto offcuts of the  paper and painted in the same way 🙂 I chose these fetching My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life papers to compliment them,enhancing the plainer panel pieces with some embossing.I stood each on a short length of ribbon and added punched border along with a duo of die cuts.These are intended to be for my DS2’s Teacher and TA even tho’ the term doesn’t finish until July.Nothing like getting ahead 😀 I usually scrabble about at the last minute,handing them in as the glue is drying!!Altho’ I haven’t got the presents organised…yet 😉 These young ladies may also appear on a handcrafted gift or maybe a tag later…

Supplies :

Images : Emo Allium and Emo Daffodil by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Part of a past magazine freebie stamp set
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch,Corner from Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Decorative Dies,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Crafts Too Bold Butterflies Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges these are for :

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations  : Digi /Use a Die Cut
The East Wind Challenge : Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Pinkies – Spring
We Do Doobadoo Challenge Different Shapes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Embossing
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Crazy Egg(Anything Goes)
4 Krafty Girlz :Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Girly
Hambo Hoedown : Flowers
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Two or more Die Cuts
I love Promarkers  : Flowers

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Sunshine and Flowers

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Well,we’re into another week of the month long Flowers challenge at Just Some Lines.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3 🙂 

Here’s the adorable Emo Basket by Just Some Lines who just also happens to be this month’s freebie.You can find her here.She’s been coloured up with Graph’It Markers in warm,sunny hues.Looking at the weather we’ve had this week that was just wishful thinking!!The papers are some I’ve had for longer than I care to remember and I’m totally on a mission to use my vast stacks of paper up – even tho’ there is great temptation out there and I’m finding it difficult to resist 😉 The only piece of yellow ribbon (not a colour I use very often) in my stash was too acid a shade.So I changed the cream one I found by first going over in Lemon 1130 then Cream 1210 to tone it down.A pretty good match for the cardstock don’tcha think?I punched out some flowers and gave them blingy centres 🙂 The sentiment is a freebie stamp and I just love this font 😀 Let’s hope this brings on the sunshine!!

Supplies :

Image : Emo Basket by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Magazine freebie
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp
To Embellish : Cream ribbon from stash tinted yellow with Graph’It Markers,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

 

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting At The Weekend : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : Sunshine and Showers
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Flowers & Bows
 A Creative Romance : Girly Creations
Alphabet Challenge  H for Handmade Embellishments
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Warm Colours/Oranges and Lemons (Used oranges and yellows with a splash of pink)
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Bold and Bright
Stampin’ For The Weekend : For The Girls
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
DRS Designs Feelin’ Punchy
Crafter’s Cafe Girly
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Bingo (flowers,ribbon,bling)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Flowers
Fitztown Challenge : Thank You

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 
 

 

There’s a Pixie in my Tea!

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It’s the third week of the month long Flowers challenge at Just Some Lines.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3 🙂 

I’ve taken the delightful Pixie Floats by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Polychromos Pencils.The tea was blended out with oils thinners and a paper stump to give a more translucent feel.I added some white gel pen ripples.The tea cup and handle have been paper pieced with a floral rose paper as if the tea has been served in the best china.I remember my Grandma doing just this whenever we went to visit 🙂 I chose a doily patterned and coordinating rose paper to go with this,keeping to the whole tea time theme.I created an overlapping tab by trimming down a die cut.To this I added a sentiment from the same collection.The bow and leaves have been die cut from felt then topped with a resin rose.The ticket was hand cut from another paper in the set and tucked in underneath 🙂

Oh my it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to add anything to my blog.My PC can’t connect to the internet ATM.So frustrating!!Have been allowed the use of  my DH’s laptop but the connection failed there too for a while 😦 My computer is still out of action and I’m feeling pretty cut up about it.Nor am I relishing the thought of having to get it repaired.Oh why did it have to go wrong?!

Supplies :

Image : Pixie Floats by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen 
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Sentiments,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Extra Large Square Parenthesis Nesting Dies,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot,Unknown brand Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Resin Rose from Papermania Sew Lovely Charms,Papermania Felt Bundle Spots & Stripes Pastels
 

Some challenges this is for :

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Ticket (tucked in behind bow)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly : Ohhh So Cute!
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme: Anything Goes (just the theme)
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Flowers
Shabby Tea Room : Photo Inspiration+ Flowers and/or Balloons
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Come and Get It  : Bingo (middle horizontal line)
Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox : Let’s Hear it for the Girls!
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Flowers & Bows
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use a Die
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : To Die For (use a die)
Creative Corner : Going in Circles
QKR Stampede : Punch or Dies
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

 

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