Bloom-in’ Dreams ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button 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.

I’ve coloured up the beautiful and serene Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps with Polychromos Pencils along with some Iridescent Medium painted over the hummingbird and her eyelids to give a shimmer to her green eye shadow.You may just be able to make it out?It was then cut out with a die to make it seem as though she had been torn from a sketch book.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto this piece too.I have to admit the card base was a little too small to place it elsewhere!I really wanted to use this die to cut the shaped card from as I thought it a good match for her hairstyle,so I had to compromise with the size.It measures around 5″ x 5″.The pretty paper was part of a magazine freebie.I stretched the lace across and held it in place with decorative staples.The flower,also supposed to a peony, I made myself by die cutting some white self adhesive fabric as it had a lovely texture.I coloured all the layers with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and once dry I shaped the layers.I left the backing paper on the bottom flower to give it more stability.As I didn’t want the second flower or stamens to stick to anything else I dusted the backs with talc…which worked beautifully 🙂 A black gem has been added to the centre.Three white flat backed pearls adorn the top right hand corner as I always think they go so well with lace 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers (to colour fabric flower)

Paper & Card : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from Stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 16 XXL,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Flowers & Stamen from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Butterfly Craft Stapler,Lace from The Works,Black Gem and White Flat Backed from stash,

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Card for a Woman

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Ladies

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

QKR Stampede : Feminine Cards/Mother’s Day

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Kraft / Die Cut (used both)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge : Things with Wings and Pearls (top right hand corner)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies 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.

How adorable is Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies?Totally!And what’s more this cutie is calorie and sugar free 😀 All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the sweetie for that cellophane wrapped feel…

Here’s a closer look.Please excuse that the reds look more pink on this one.Think it’s because I had to hold my craft lamp nearer to capture the shine.That’s what I’m really trying to show…

I also used a Graph’It Shake Marker in Gold to make the little dangly things on his hat jingle bell like,but I suppose they could be anything you want then to be depending what you added 😉

I placed him on this beautiful backing paper and layered with coordinating green card.Around this is wrapped a length of baker’s twine.The wooden candy cane is painted with Gesso.Once dry I lightly ran a red Stardust pen over the top,allowing the ink to flow so as not to clog the nib.Next (as I couldn’t find my clear Stardust pen) I coated the white stripes with Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium.It’s quite sparkly IRL but the camera failed to pick it up ,and not my lack of photography skills as you’d assume 😉 After stringing the bells onto a shorter piece of twine they were tied on,finishing in a bow.A tiny dab of dries clear PVA stops the cut ends from fraying 🙂 The greeting has been embossed with a magazine freebie border folder.

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Gold Graph’It Shake Marker,Maimeri White Gesso,Red Star Sakura Stardust Gel Pen,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Papers & Card : DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Artemio Golden Bells

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Allsorts : Clean and Simple

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Winter Holidays

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colors

Just Us Girls :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Keep it Simple

Connie Can Crop : Candy Cane

Copic Spain Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

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

Crafty Time : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges Merry Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add 3)

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Christmas Cheer

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Something Metal

Fussy and Fancy : Words

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Christmas Joy

Just Add Ink : Just add C (Christmas,Candy Cane,Copic colouring,Crystal Lacquer and…Candy Elf C…LOL)

Pattie’s Creations : Any Christmas Creation with an image

Polkadoodles : Traditional Christmas

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

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Festive Colours

Scrap & Craft Challenges Anything Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Good things come in ‘trees’ ;)

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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.

Well,I think Josh – Apple Tree is a good thing 😉 He’s by Crafty Sentiments Designs and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Some white gel pen highlights have been added and his wellies have been given a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Here’s a shot of the shine :

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I nearly picked some different papers but when sifting through I came across these.Just had to be!

A strip of jute/hessian ribbon,some wooden leaves and,for good measure,a wooden ladybird embellish the card in keeping with the country feel I was trying to create.I thought the sentiment quite fitting.Judging by the plaster on his cheek I’m guessing it covers an injury from another escapade.Figuring this little guy lives life to the full!

Supplies :

Image :  Josh – Apple Tree by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Jet Black Ink

Papers & Card : DP DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another cut up and punched for the horizontal strip)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL (Circle),Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds,Jute/Hessian Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer Breeze

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : Patterns

The Paper Girls : Forever in Blue Jeans

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly +Dreams : Midsummer Delights

The Corrosive Challenges : To “Die” For

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use a Punch

Di’s Digis Designs : Hand Coloured Image

Hiding in my Craft Room : Lots of Layers 

My Sheri Crafts : Child’s Birthday 

Open-Minded Challenges : Kids Want to Have Fun

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Summer Time

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Papercraft : Anything Goes

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

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

TIME OUT Challenges : Nature, with the option of Animals

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Rolling Brightly Along

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bright Colours.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.

Here’s the dynamic Tobey – Roller Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with a few white gel pen highlights.I’m so glad I found these papers 🙂 They’re just perfect for this challenge and more impact has been given teaming them with this orange card.Now,glitter is usually the last thing I would go to for a male themed card but I thought I’d liven it up a bit with some touches of Glitter Shake Pen in gold for the centres of the stars and to draw around the shooting one on the sentiment.This was then heat embossed with clear powder for a cabouchon effect.A length of paper twine has been stretch across the border strip,a looped and tied bunch added then finally topped with a button threaded with more paper twine for a dimensional finish.

Supplies :

Image : Tobey – Roller Skates by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Graph’It Markers Gold Glitter Shake Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

Papers & Card : DP Kaisercraft Blast Off! 6 1/2″ Pad (including sentiment and border die cuts),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot, X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch

To Embellish : Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 die cut stars)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Image,More Than 2 Layers,Die Cut)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Game On!

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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.

I coloured up Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps with Copic Ciao Markers and added in some white gel pen hightlights.I was lucky to find these papers in an after Christmas sale at my local craft warehouse.I just knew they’d come in handy!The red spotty bracket piece and orange star border are die cuts from the same pad.I dug out some lime coloured card to coordinate with it and added a sprinkling of star brads.The sentiment I made using my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.This one is quite fancy in the fact that it has interchangeable wheels with different fonts and punctuation marks.BUT it wasn’t until I started clicking away that I realised there wasn’t an apostrophe.Oooops….hence the asterisk or little star I prefer to call it.It ties in better with the card that way 😛

After having my 13-year-old son at home last week for half-term this seems quite apt!Mind you,this is for his Birthday…in December!Nothing like being prepared 😀

 

Supplies :

Image :  Video Game Guy by Bugaboo Stamps

Sentiment : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Kaisercraft Blast Off! 6 1/2″ Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch

To Embellish : Papermania Star Brads

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It  : Lots of Layers

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with BIRTHDAYS

A Gem of a Challenge : Children’s Playtime

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Bloggers : Use Metal (brads)

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Scrap & Craft Challenge : Birthday

Seize The Birthday : Birthday +  Topping Option

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration :Use A Sentiment

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge  : Love Metal (brads)

Creative Card Crew : Birthday with Sentiment

Cuttin and Stamping Challenge : Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Use Metal

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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

A Bonnet-ful of Christmas Wishes

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Pumpkins or Turkeys.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.

What a cutie Christmas SB Turkey by Bugaboo Stamps is.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers with a few teeny touches of white gel pen.As I’ve finished this year’s Christmas cards I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a start on next year’s 🙂 I’m a bit boring as I take a design as my signature make and just go with different images,colours,embellishments etc. to change them up a bit.It does give me more time to concentrate on my colouring tho’ so not all bad 🙂 I finished off with some luxurious velvet ribbon,a wooden button (to go with the heart on her skirt),a little jute twine and these fab sentiment stamps.From a set so you can make your own phrases up – love the versatility!

Supplies ;

Image : Christmas SB Turkey by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Christmas Words
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad from last year,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Velvet Ribbon,Jute Twine,Wooden Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter:

Card Mania : Use a Digi

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Food (just food)

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes

Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter (no glitter)

Love to Create : Christmas

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Buttons

The Crazy Challenge : Your Favourite Technique (it has to be colouring!)

Christmas Card Challenges :  Colour Challenge (haven’t really followed the colours – hope it’s OK)

Glitter n Sparkle : Cute

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive

My Perfect Life :  Always Any Christmas Card (no weekly theme)

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

A Little Bit Crafty : CAS or Clean and Simple!

Bearly Mine : Christmas Cards

Copic Spain Challenge : Anything Goes!

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything Goes as long as it’s Christmas

Die Cut Divas : Any Holiday Spirit!

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : It’s All About Christmas

My Sheri Crafts : Turkey Time

Open-Minded Challenges : Fowl of Any Kind (hope a cooked one counts?!)

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Christmas

A Creative Need : Button Up

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Your Favourite Holiday

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Christmas is Coming

Cut it Up : Let’s Talk Turkey

Fun with Shapes : Christmas is Soon

Polkadoodles : Clean and Simple

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Winter Holiday with Ribbon or Trim

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafty Ribbons : Christmas Creations with Ribbon

Cute Card Thursday : Red and Green Colour Challenge

Delightful Challenges : Happy Holidays

MilkCoffee Challenge : Hand Colour Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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