Spring-er pup?!

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 **Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

Well,it’s the final week of the Think Spring challenge at Just Some Lines!Another month gone – just like that!!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 🙂 

Meet the most adorable Emo Amber and Pup by Just Some Lines.Such a nice image to colour with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers 🙂 Teamed them with some lovely First Edition and this cardstock from my stash that seems to go so well with them.Managed to find this ribbon too and I think it’s a pretty good match also.Upon rifling through my embellishments I dug out these flower brads and flat backed pearls…hmmmm…they tie in quite nicely too.Love it when a plan comes together 😉 Added a couple of my favourite and not used often enough punches into the mix.And that’s that 😀

Supplies :

Image : Emo Amber and Pup by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a past magazine freebie set
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch
To Embellish : Dovecraft Designer Brads Flowers Pastel,Flat Back Pearls & Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting At The Weekend : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Cute Only
Simply Create Too : Stack ‘Um Up
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Lots of Layers
Crafting By Designs : April Showers Bring May Flowers
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Spring
Creative Card Crew : Girly
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Cute Card
Fan-Tastic Tuesday :  Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges :  In the Garden
Digi Sketch Challenge  : Sketch and/or Theme: Flowers (Just Theme followed)
The Crazy Challenge : Spring is Here

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

‘Brolly’ Good Fairy

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The Think Spring challenge is still running 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 coloured up the sweet,sweet Fairy with an Umbrella by Just Some Lines using Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The papers and matching chipboards used to decorate are past freebies from Papercraft Inspiration magazine.I decided to back everything with pink card to keep the mood light and more Springlike.Even tho’ there isn’t any of that colour in the papers I think it works well 🙂 A border has been created with one of my favourite punches and the only extras added are Baker’s Twine and lace.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy with an Umbrella by Just Some Lines 
Medium :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers
DP & Card : Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small & Classic Scalloped Square Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch
To Embellish : Chipboard shapes part of freebie along with the papers,Lace from The Works

Some challenges this is for :

A Gem of a Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Flowers
My Time to Craft : Up Up & Away (hope a flying fairy counts!)
Pumpkin Spice : Coloring
Totally Gorjuss : Die Cuts and Punches
We Do Doobadoo Challenge  Embellish It
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring
Craftitude  : Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : What’s in a Name (L for Lace & Lisa)
Polkadoodles : Springtime
QKR Stampede :  Spring Celebrations
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Lots of Layers
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Bloom include a Flower (Chipboard one bird is perched on)
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Girly
Digistamps 4 Joy  : Easter/Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge  : Spring is here!
Scrappers’ Delights : Flowers
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

 

Have you scene Spring?

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So we’re now into week two of the Think Spring  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 created a little scene combining the adorable Emo Layla Gardener 2  and the butterfly and Snowdrops from Emo Amber Springtime Value Set by Just Some Lines .All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers 🙂 Tried out a freebie embossing folder that came with  the latest Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine on some Whitewash card.Works beautifully 😀 Couple of pieces of torn paper cover the corners.The Raffia Lace has been attached with coloured staples.The bottom right corner of the image was looking a little bare so I stamped part of the greeting there and added cut up pieces of the other half,tucking them in behind the image.I popped a cute little wooden clothes peg on too  🙂 As I had dusted off a box of seldom used punches for another project I grabbed the heart to make a flower,having drawn inspiration from the butterfly’s wings.To the centre a paper twine threaded button has been added.I think it turned out rather cute and full of the joys of Spring…do you?

Supplies :

Images : Emo Layla Gardener 2  and Emo Amber Springtime Value Set by Just Some Lines (png. files grouped together in Word)
Sentiment : Created with Ki Hampton Art Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps and Dovecraft Mini Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps (sorry there aren’t any names of the styles on the boxes)
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Freebie Embossing Folder from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Mini Stapler
To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace,Coloured Mini Staples and Paper Twine from stash,Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Artemio Mini Wooden Pegs

 

Some challenges this is for :

A Creative Need : Signs Of Spring 
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Spring Time
Moving Along with the Times : Easter/Spring
Bearly Mine :  Spring
Ladybug Crafts : Here comes Spring
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Embossing
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
Crafter’s Cafe : Spring
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Girly
Divas by Design : Easter/Spring
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Flower Power
Scrappers’ Delights : Flowers
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges : Embossing
Papertake Weekly : Spring Has Sprung
Through The Craft Room Door :  Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Cute

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Gift of the Gab :)

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It’s the beginning of a another new challenge at Just Some Lines.This month we’re looking forward to seeing your Think Spring creations.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 beautiful Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines .Doesn’t she look like she’s enjoying Spring?!  I thought I’d brush up (pun intended!) on my watercolouring skills – or lack of them 😉 The purpose of the exercise was supposed to be practising with Distress Inks but as I pulled the boxes out the cupboard I found my AquaMarkers.To think I’d actually forgotten I had them!So out they came to play.The beauty of these is when it came to the fine detail I just used the pens to fill it in.No worrying about going over the lines or bleeding into what’s already painted.I did actually blend out a little on her headband and ribbons with out having to change to a smaller brush 🙂 Not really sure how it turned out but Gab’s that pretty I’m sure it doesn’t matter 😉 For the card I just layered up these gorgeous papers that I try not use too much,cutting and embossing a frame  for her,and adding some piercing details to the papers.The sentiment on the stamped and die cut button seemed pretty apt 🙂 Some baker’s twine and buttons have been used to decorate.

Supplies :

Image :  Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink (I did add some Diamond Stickles but it seem virtually invisible in the pic)
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Papers : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Steel Ruler
To Embellish :  Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Welcome Spring
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Spots and Dots
Sunflower Fields Designs :  Easter or Spring
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Delicious Doodles : All Seasons In One Day (Spring)
Get Inky! : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
 Bearly Mine : Spring
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge:  Include a Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts :  Here Comes Spring
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
The East Wind Challenge: Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image (Rubber or Digi)
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

‘Fairy’ Good Luck to You

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It’s the final week of the month long St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck challenge at Just Some Lines.Well,that’s another month over!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 adorable Fairy – Bring Home Luck by Just Some Lines  and tried a new technique – well new to me…LOL  After colouring the fairy’s skin and hair I decided I wanted a softer look for her clothing to suit the background papers more.I’ve seen Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles fame use a Mix’It Palette and a Graph’It Blender,with Brush Nib attached,to pick up colour to give a watercolour effect on Create and Craft TV.Now,I don’t have the pallette so had to improvise on that part but I do have the pen equipped with the nib 😛 I’m quite pleased for a first attempt and onto my usual smooth marker colouring card too!For her hair behind her wings I had already use a pale colour and blended it out and for a see through look I ‘painted’ over the top in the chosen wing colour.Personally I think the layering has worked well.After colouring the clover it just looked too dark and overpowering so I just grabbed the Blender again and used it this time to ‘bleach’ out the colour.So she wasn’t floating in a sky of nothingness I drew a very pale blue/grey line around her and the clover then took the Blender and utilised it to soften the edges.Such a versatile and useful tool!To make her fairydust trail nice and sparkly I dotted it with a Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker.I just had to use my recently acquired large corner rounder,especially as it took an age to find one,along with this pretty Tonic Studios border.The sentiment is a freebie from Netty’s Cards (thanks Annette) and the Good Luck has been colour tinted by a Graph’It Marker.Some baker’s twine has been tied to the border.I made some buttons from a sheet of this delightful paper and and an epoxy button sticker,trimmed with scissors.A little wooden butterfly button has been added alongside these and for an extra touch his spots have been dabbed with the Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker 🙂

 

Supplies :

Image :Fairy – Bring Home Luck by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,Tonic Studios Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,Woodware 1½” Circle Punch
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 20,Wooden Butterfly Button from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Hiding in my Craft Room :  Freestyle
The Doodle Garden :  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digi Haven : Things with Wing
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Springtime Pastels
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Spring Is In The Air
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Spring Colors
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Inky Antics (must use some kind of ink)
4 Crafty Chicks : Spring (inspired by colours)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge: Spring (inspired by colours)
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : Pretty Pastels
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Things with Wings
Divas by Design : Buttons and Bows
House That Stamps Built : Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp : Buttons
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge : Fantasy

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Bee Lucky!

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It’s the fourth week of the St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck 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.As usual there is a freebie on the challenge site if you wish to use it :)

This little beauty is Fairy Huntress by Just Some Lines  and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The details on her wings and the bees wings have been picked out with Stickles.For the background I die cut a load of flowers and adhered them in a random fashion,them trimmed around the edges of the card.The sentiment I created on the computer and made into a tab to tuck behind the image.As the flower wasn’t quite the right shade of green that was also coloured with Copics for a more coordinated look.A few gems have been added for some extra sparkle.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Huntress by Just Some Lines  
Sentiment : Created by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Diamond Stickles
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack,Green card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Big Shot
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Prima Flowers The Bitty Bag

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Bling It Up
Cut it Up : Anything Goes
Digi Haven : Things with Wings
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Inky Antics
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
DRS Designs : Blooming Spring
Shelly’s Images : Luck/Lucky
Crafter’s Cafe : Square Card
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Flowers
Lexi’s Creations : Punches & Dies
The Crazy Challenge : Flower Frenzy

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pot of Gold!

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The  St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck challenge at  Just Some Lines is still ongoing.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.As usual there is a freebie on the challenge site if you wish to use it :)

I’ve coloured up Pat – the dog by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao Markers and added touches of Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen.I found this neat tutorial here to make this box.This was so simple…but oh boy!I’ve had a stinking cold all week and could I get my head around this – oh,no 😦 It really isn’t that difficult…that’s just me!I added a ‘shamrock’ I made using a heart shaped punch and a brad added to the centre then attached it to the handle for decoration.And having as muzzy head I clean forgot to pick up some choccy gold coins I spotted in a local discount shop that I thought would be perfect for this project…Yep they were from Christmas…BUT chocolate does have long shelf life…well,until it passes through my door …lol 😛 Rather conveniently we happened to have these aptly named biscuit bars knocking around in the cupboard.Mostly because nobody had discovered them! 

Here’s a closer view of Pat :

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Supplies :

Image : Pat – the dog by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen
Card : Black from stash,Green from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Westcott Long Reach Heart Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Making Memories Mini Circle Primary Brad

Some challenges this is for :

Come and Get It Challenges : St Patrick’s Day
Glitter n Sparkle : Include some green/St Patrick’s Day
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use A Digi 
The Corrosive Challenges : Go Green
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
Crafty Calendar :  Animal Antics
Craft for the Craic : Something Green
Craftitude : Anything Goes or Add a Little Green
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too : Animals
Delightful Challenges : Wearing of the Green
Moving Along with the Times : Make a Box and Decorate it
Sassy Studio Designs : Happy St Patty’s Day
Inky Impressions : Green
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Luck of the Irish

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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