Happy Birthday,blossom.

PinkGreen is the theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the wonderful DT work while you’re there.

There are also a couple of new things for this month at the store. Firstly there is a March Special :

Make sure you add this to your basket to receive it.

Now on to something even more exciting for Newsletter Subscribers :

For more details look HERE

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Cherry Blossom from Digi Doodle Shop.I’ve coloured with Copic Sketch Markers and blended Distress Ink around the edges whilst it was still in the Nestie.I did the same with the sentiment.I got to play with a new toy too.I used a Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page Punch on the two strips of paper down the sides.I finished the card with some punched flowers and leaves made with the same punch,just trimmed down and scored down the centres plus a few teeny gems.

Supplies : 
Image : Cherry Blossom from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment clear stamp set
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers,Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage Distress Ink
Paper & card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 4,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Stained Glass Pattern Punch All Over the Page Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp
To embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes
Pixie Cottage :   Sketch and/or anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters : Spring Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters : Use a digi  
Celebrate the Occasion :  Birthday (Must Use Bling)
Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Spring Time
Creative Mondays : Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : “Color Your World” (no brown or black)
Sew Many Cards :  “Let’s Punch it!”
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Non Cute
The Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi- Spring/Easter
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Happy Birthday
Fairy Tale : Spring
Aud Sentiments Challenge : “Happy Birthday”
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Spring
Delightful Challenges : Spring Colours
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Take time to smell the roses

There’s a recipe to follow at Craft Your Passion this week.1 Ribbon or Twine,2 Design Papers and 3 Buttons.We’re sponsored by the fab Delicious Doodles and Simon Says Stamp.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!

I’ve tried a new fold,well for me!It’s called a Double Dutch Fold and instructions can be found here.My measurements are slightly different as they were ones given to me by a demonstrator at my local craft warehouse.Here’s the card open :

The image I’ve used is the divine Rosalee by Delicious Doodles and she’s been coloured with FlexMarkers.The papers are by K & Co and I thought they’d be perfect for her.I’ve used the rose one inside too :

I printed out the sentiment on my computer.

I looped the ribbon on the front one end to make it look like leaves and pleated it the other.I adhered a kraft card rose,which I colour tinted on the edges using pearlescent paint and added a button to,on top.I glued the other buttons to the bottom flaps to act as handles.

Supplies :
Image : Rosalee by Delicious Doodles
Colouring mediums : FlexMarkers,Pearlescent watercolour paint
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & card : DP K & Co,kraft  and pearlised textured card from my stash
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30cm (for cutting and scoring),Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Nestabilities Standard Oval and Classic Scallop Oval (both large and small),Marianne Designs Flower Fantasy,Big Shot
To embellish : Grossgrain ribbon and flower buttons from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Die Cuts
Allsorts : Free and Easy February
Catch The Bug : Photo Inspiration image
Craft Us Crazy : Anything goes
Little Darlings Challenges : Favorite Embellishments (buttons,ribbon and hand made flowers)
Scrapbook Sisters :  Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Anything Goes (must include spooled item)
Crafters Companion : Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards : Buttons

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

My heart bear-longs to you!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching four new digital stamps have been released especially for the occasion at Willow Designs.You can find this sweet little bear,called All my Heart ,alongside her friends in the Valentines digital stamps section.There may even be a couple of owls you recognise 😉 Pop on over and take a peek – they’re all super cute!

Although she has been designed with Valentine’s Day in mind I’m sure there are lots of other uses for her too.I’ve coloured her with FlexMarkers and added some white gel pen highlights.She’s been fussy cut and added to the oval with Pinflair Glue Gel.Some gingham ribbon has been ruffled along the bottom and die cut strips added down the sides.The pins,which were pearl ones until I topped them with some of the leftover hearts from the die cut,have been fixed in place behind the sentiment with foam tape to add more dimension.

Tip for Top Tip Tuesday : To save cutting into another piece of precious paper I die cut the plain oval from the background sheet and once mounted on card I adhered it over the hole.

Nobody would ever know – except I just told you 😉

Supplies : 
Image : All my Heart from Willow Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura  White Gelly Roll pen, Rhubarb Stalk  Memento Dew Drop
Papers and Card :  K & Co,Core’dinations  Roy G Biv pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals, Sizzlits Decorative Strips Lace Edging,X-cut Dielicious Petal Posy Decorative Die Set,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Red gingham ribbon from stash,Pins from stash

Some challenges this is for  :

Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog : Valentine’s Day/Show us some love
Little Miss Muffet Challenges :Valentines and Love
Crafts and Me : Bright colours
Forever Friends :  Valentine
Moving Along With The Times :Have a Heart  (At least 1 heart clearly visible)
Pals Paper Arts  : Any reds
Sassy Studio Designs  : Valentine’s
Creative Belli :  Hearts/Valentine
Little Red Wagon : Valentine’s Day/Love
Paper Pretties : Ribbon or Twine
Paper Shelter Challenge : Love is in the air
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp : Animal Antics
Truly Scrumptious : Love and Hearts
Deep Ocean Challenge : Love You!
My Time To Craft : A Is For Adorable
Stamp-N-Doodle : Romance, Love, Valentine’s
Top Tip Tuesday :  Valentines & Tipper Week
Tuesday Throwdown : Use Hearts
Digi Makeover Challenge : Be My Valentine
Die Cut Dreams  : Pink, Red, Heart
Karens Doodles : Cute and Cuddly
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges : I {Heart} You
The Crafty Pad :  Show some Valentine/Anniversary Love 
Di’s Digis Designs : Valentines 
Totally Gorjuss : K.I.S.S.
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Hearts 
Daring Cardmakers : Pink & Red
Fabulous Friday : Ribbon and/or Twine
Fairy Tale : Love,Love,Love
Stampin With The Dragon : 
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Valentine’s Day
Emerald Faerie Garden : Be My Valentine
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Love
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Love is in the Air
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Red & Pink with Ribbon

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Thank you beary much


Blue & Brown are the colours we’d like to see at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the wonderful DT work while you’re there.

This sweet Teddy Bear can be found in On The Fun Side in the Animals category.He’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and tiny highlights have been added with a white  gel pen.I’ve used some of my all time favourite papers.I’ve added some interest with the die cut corners,raffia lace and felt flowers.I thought these would go perfectly with a soft,cuddly bear.I’ve added some of my favourite embellishments too – buttons!

Supplies :
Image : Teddy Bear from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura White  Gelly Roll Pen,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment :  From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment Clear Stamp set
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie Snellen Corner Dies,Nestabilities Classic Rectangle Large,Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large,Standard Circle Large,Classic Scalloped Circle Large,Flowers from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot,1 1/2″ Woodware Circle Punch
To embellish : Buttons from Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Raffia Lace and felt from Stash

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design :  New Beginnings or Thanks
Gingersnap Creations :  Favourite Paper
I Love Promarkers :  Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Blue and Brown
Cupcake Craftroom : Anything Goes
Sundays with Crissy :Beat the mid-winter blues ( Another card with a fair bit of blue but a cuddly bear and soft felt give a warm fuzzy feeling)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Die Cuts
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations  : Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant :  Favourite Colour/Colours
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Fuzzy Friends
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
Di’s Digis Designs : Thank you 
Secret Crafter : Anything goes with Blue
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days  : Thank You

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

N-ice cube

In the Bag/Box is the theme at Craft Your Passion this week.This means we’d love to see a handmade bag/box created for a loved one.We have the fabby Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor 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!

I’ve used the super cute Birthday Penguin – gift from Bugaboo Stamps to make this little box for my son’s Birthday.It’s not ’til September but I REALLY like to get ahead with making things for my family!I’ve coloured him with Polychromos pencils and blended with low odour oils thinners on a paper stump.I’ve kept it simple but added some interest with the punched edges on the lid and some baker’s twine.That’s how I like to my male themed stuff.I stamped the sentiment in the corner to fill the gap.

Supplies : 
Image : Birthday Penguin – gift
Sentiment : From Kanban The Wobblers Farmyard Friends Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card: K & Co  6 x6 Hopscotch pad,Red card from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,Papermania 12 x 12 White Cardstock
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score  Board,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Paper stump
Embellishment : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Birthdays
Gingerloft  : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  :  Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge :   Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
The Squirrel & the Fox : Critters
Catch The Bug :  Birthday Challenge
Little Claire’s  : Anything but a Card
Marks Finest Papers  : Use Border Punches
Alphabet Challenge : Y … You Can Choose
C.R.A.F.T. :  Celebrations
Moving Along With The Times :  Spots and/or Stripes 
Sassy Studio Designs : “Let`s Celebrate!”
I Brake For Challenges :  Clean and Simple
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Birds  
Simon Says Stamp : Spots and/or stripes
Whimsy Inspiration : Happy Birthday
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes

Of course when using such a super image the ideas keep flowing and I couldn’t help but make a card to match too!

Supplies : As above except for :
Sentiment : From 3 birds boxed set of clear stamps

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Animals
The Squirrel & the  Fox : Critters 
Catch The Bug :  Birthday Challenge
Gingerloft  : Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers :  Use Border Punches
C.R.A.F.T.  :  Celebrations
Moving Along With The Times : Spots and/or Stripes 
Sassy Studio Designs :  “Let`s Celebrate!”
I Brake For Challenges : Clean and simple
Inky Impressions :  Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Birds
Simon Says Stamp : Spots and/or stripes
Whimsy Inspiration :  Happy Birthday
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Daisies in distress!

It’s Anything Goes plus Distressing at Craft Your Passion this week.We also have some fabby multi sponsors too – Delicious Doodles,The Paper Shelter and Stitchy Bear Stamps.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 utterly beautiful Sniffing Daisies from Delicious Doodles.She’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and Distress Ink blended around the edges.I’ve been looking for ways to use up my stash,scraps in particular,and I borrowed the idea of the patchwork background from a card I saw in this months Craft Stamper magazine.The papers are K & Co and  some faux stitching has been drawn in using the fine end of a Whispers Brush Marker.I embossed and sanded a scrap of Core’dinations Whitewash card too.All edges have been roughed up with the Tim Holtz  Paper Distresser  Tool.I cut some hessian flowers with a die and ‘iced’ around the edges to stop them fraying.They’ve been topped with some die cut buttons from another scrap of Core’dinations card.I tied them with some paper thread ( I love this stuff!).I added some vintage seam binding that I swiped with the piece of Cut n Dry foam that I’d used on the image. So as you can see I’ve used quite a lot of distressing techniques!

 As this is my first post of 2012 I’d like to wish everyone who stops by a very Happy New Year.

Supplies : 
Image : Sniffing Daisies from Delicious Doodles
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Antique Linen Distress Ink,Whispers BrushMarker
Papers & Card : K & Co DP,Core’dinations Whitewash card,Kraft and Brown card from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nestabilities Large Scalloped and Classic Rectangles,Joy!Crafts Button Set 1,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool
Embellishments : Vintage seam binding,hessian,paper thread

Some challenges this is for :

Fashionista Friday : Use up Stash
Fun with Shapes & More : Frame It
Phindy’s Place : Scraps
Just For Fun  :  Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady’s : Your Choice
I Love Promarkers : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Tied Bow
Simon Says Stamp  : Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge : Anything Goes 
Top Tip Tuesday :  Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle
Secret Crafter : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Something Happy
Robyn`s Fetish  : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Pile It On  : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Something to crow about

Things with Wings is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous Lauretta’s Digital Stamps as our sponsor 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!

I’ve used Coco Rico from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and coloured with FlexMarkers.All edges have been roughed up with my Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool,Distress Inked around the bird and added a punched picket fence,brads plus some paper thread.I was trying to keep a country flavour and a masculine feel as this card is for my FIL who’s Birthday is today!

Supplies :
Image : Coco Rico from Lauretta’s Digital Images
Sentiment: Printed on my new Brother label maker ( a pretty pink one I got off eBay)
Colouring Mediums : FlexMarkers,Pumice Stone and  Antique Linen Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-cut guilotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Picket Fence Edger Punch
Embellishments : Paper Thread from The Works,Dovecraft Metallics Brads

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  : Anything BUT a Christmas Card
The Crafty Pad : Anything But Christmas
Secret Crafter : New Year/Celebration
Totally Gorjuss : For Someone special
Clearly Inspired : Birthday
Delightful Challenges : Anything Goes 
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Southern Girls : Let’s Celebrate
Paper Shelter : It’s a celebration
The Paper Variety : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


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