Seeing Double

This week at Craft Your Passion we’d love to see double of anything on your card.Could be images,flower,gems,brads,buttons…well anything as long as there are two!!For full details on how to play along  and for the chance to win some digi images pay the challenge blog a visit.You’ll get to see my fellow DT’s fabulous creations too!

I decided to go for two images so I could do double the colouring!I then came upon the idea of making a step ladder card so they could stand either end.A bit like china dogs on a mantlepiece – does anyone remember them?!I resized and horizontally flipped  the image in Paint before printing a second time.I used the template from here but instead of drawing the lines in pencil I used my Fiskars Euro trimmer to cut and score them instead. I ‘constructed’ the doghouse myself.I run a piece of cardstock through my Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripe folder then cut the pieces, including the little diamond detail, and adhered them together using PVA glue.I cut a piece of black card rounding the top to make the doorway.Not sure if they’ll mind sharing tho’ ?To complete the scene I simply used some blue and green papers to create sky and grass.It doesn’t show in the pic but I did use Glossy Accents on their noses to give a healthy wet look.I put a thick layer on to add dimension too.I dabbed the nozzle on the tongues to give a shiny,wet look but so that it dried flat. 

Supplies :
Image : Fluffy Dog from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Mediums : Promarkers,Glossy Accents
Sentiment: From Kanban Wobblers Farmyard Friends stamp set
Paper & Card : Beige card from Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Colossal pack,Black card from stash,DP Papercraft 4 You
Tools : Fiskars 30cm Euro Trimmer,Medium ball tool,bone folder,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripe folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : Tiny buttons from my stash


Some challenges this card is for :
2 Sisters : Birthday
Anything Goes : The Letter B (Birthday,buttons,bandanas and bow-wows!) 
Cards For Men : Animals
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Blue and Green
C.R.A.F.T. : Dry Embossing
The Creative Cottage : Embossing
Fresh Brewed : Anything Goes (optional sketch)
Gingerloft Challenge : Buttons
Keep It Simple : Shape it up
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
My Time To Craft : Quick and Cute
One Stop Craft : Embossing
Papertake Weekly : Penny for the Guy – cards for boys/men
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes Birthday Challenge
Shelly’s Images : Let’s think outside the box (the doghouse is over the edges of the card,the dogs tails are just  over the edges of the paper panels or maybe the whole concept of this card is ‘out of the box’!!) 
Wee Memories : Birthday Bash


Lisa x

One little Sugarplum…

…sitting on the wall.

At Pear Tree Designs this week the lovely Donna has set a fabby sketch to follow :

Our sponsors are One Stop Card Crafts and they are offering one lucky winner a fantastic Goody Bag. Full details on how to enter are posted on the challenge blog , so take a peek!You’ll see the rest of the DT’s wonderful cards too!!

For my card I’ve used a stamp from the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Limited Edition Kit Take A Seat from All That Scraps.I’ve found it’s far more economic to buy these kits from them as even having them shipped really cuts the cost of buying each individually in the U.K.They’re even showing a few left in stock if anyone’s interested.I just love the cuteness of these stamps plus they’re just perfect to colour with Promarkers,as I’ve done here.I stamped the wall she’s sitting on to some card that matches the papers but , I stamped her onto a piece of white card,coloured her and cut her out.Not only does this give dimension it gives the ideal base to colour the skintones.I found this gorgeous pack of A4 Papermania Persimmon papers on offer at Colemans Craft Warehouse  for the bargainous £2.99.Also included in the set are two sheets of die cut shapes.I used one to stamp my sentiment onto.If you live close enough it’s well worth a visit!

Supplies :
Image : From the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Limited Edition Kit Take A Seat
Medium : Promarkers
Sentiment : From Kanban Wobblers Farmyard Friends stamp set
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Persimmon Collection,Coloured card Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Colossal pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Border Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circle dies,Big Shot

Embellishments : Papermania tube of orange/brown buttons,blue thread from stash

Some challenges this card is an entry for :
2 Sisters : Birthday
AiFactory : Garden Party
Anything Goes : The letter B (Blue , best wishes and buttons)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
CES : Forever Autumn (Colours)
Creative Card Crew : Let’s Punch It
Daring Cardmakers : Topaz
Creative Stamp Friends : My Favourite Stamps (C.C. Designs)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : You Spin Me Right Round
Ellephantastic : Blue
Fresh Brewed : Anything Goes with optional sketch (just anything goes)
If The Shoe Fits … Scrap It! : Feeling Blue
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Paperplay : Circles
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes Birthday Challenge
Raise the Bar : Let’s see those curves
Stamp Insanity : Punch-drunk love
Wee Memories : Birthday Bash  
Lisa x