Snow much fun at Christmas :)


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Holiday.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.

What a cute couple A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs make ūüôā They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and some lovely texture has been provided with Fluffy Stuff.It makes excellent snow but it’s also great for those furry festive trimmings too.Quite a simple designed card with the embossed panel but a touch of luxury has been added with some sumptuous velvet ribbon.Just love using jingle bells too – no good for posting tho’ ūüė¶ Reserved for hand delivered cards only.These are attached with Baker’s Twine here.Thought the lovely wording was the perfect¬†accompaniment to this darling pair.Think I might give this to my DH but will have to wait and see what he’s getting me for Christmas first…LOL – just kidding ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars X-mas Collection Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Artemio Golden Bells,Velvet Ribbon from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Always Something Creative : Clean and Simple

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday (Christmas)

SLS Lines Challenge : Christmas/Creepmas in July

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Ditch the Design Papers

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge) :  Add Ribbon or Washi Tape

The Ribbon Girls : Just add Ribbon

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas¬†:¬†Two of Something (Bells)

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Christmas in July

Whimsy Inspiration :  Christmas In July

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

How to Save a (Snowman’s) Life ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas!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.

Isn’t Sammy – Thank You by Crafty Sentiments just the most adorable snowman you’ve ever seen?!Here’s a little story to go with him.It may explain my post title too,in case you were wondering…

I had so much fun trying to colour this frosty chap in ever so carefully with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Even getting a nice furry effect on the squirrel and some lovely shading on Sammy himself.Well,once finished I stuck him onto the card I’d already prepped and added the sentiment.Then I spotted a blob of red Copic ink ¬†to the right of his eye.Oh no!I’m such a mucky pup ūüė¶ I always seem to get this all over my hands and it’s the worst colour to remove.I pulled out the Blender in the vain hope it would magically disappear.Um,no…instead I was left with a pink smudge.Next course of action was to try and cover it with white gel pen,another good rescue remedy.Nope!Still showed through even after a second coat.Because I use Collall All Purpose it was going to be difficult to take the image off with out damage to the red card underneath as it was almost dry.And,of course,as luck would have it I didn’t have enough left to cut another mat.So I laid it¬†down,walked away and quietly thought about it for a few days.I suddenly remembered I had¬†some gesso…probably thick enough to cover all the mess and add texture into the bargain!Now what if I added some mica powder for some snowy glisten?Perfect!How to add the shading back in without risking damaging my pens?Pearlescent watercolour paint – but not too wet…

Considering how much I messed this up I think I did a pretty good salvage job :

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So now you know how to save a snowman’s life!

And I have another Christmas card ready for 2015!! ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Sammy РThank You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Block Christmas Words

Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Gesso,Mica Powder,Pearlescent Water Colour Palette,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 1,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Sticky Ribbon and Brad

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Boots : Merry Christmas

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Christmas (theme only)

Get Creative Challenges : Christmas

Incy Wincy Designs : Snowy Days

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

A Gem of a Challenge : Anything Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Christmas!

Brown Sugar : Winter

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Winter

Crafty Catz : Snowmen

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Christmas Cards

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Delightful Challenges : Twinkle Twinkle (add something sparkly)

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Christmas Climate (Definitely cold!)

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’¬†:¬†Snow People

Crafting By Designs : Christmas

Divas by Design : Feeling Festive

Inky Impressions : Snow

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Holidays

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Chrismouse Present

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Christmas Presents.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Here’s the delightful Merry Chrismouse by Digi Blessings at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet¬†(you get the sentiment with her too!).She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.You know how you see see something and think ‘I must try that!’ but never quite get round to it.Well…this is one of those moments where I actually did.I’ve wanted to make one of these Diaper Fold Pouches for so long!The only problem I had was that you need double sided paper really and I wanted to use these pretty one sided ones.So I went ahead with some thin light coloured kraft card and layered the design paper over the top.Ideally it¬†would be better to use paper as this was just a little too thick and altho’ manageable was quite hard work. Still I think it turned our OK ūüôā

Supplies :

Image¬†& Sentiment¬†:¬†Merry Chrismouse by Digi Blessings at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet
Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack & 12 x 12 Pack,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Light Coloured Kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Bone Folder,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large &  Inverted Scalloped Circles Large, X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Mini Stapler & Coloured Staples from stash
To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Ribbons and/or Bows
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Everything
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle!
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†All about¬†Christmas
We Do Doobadoo Challenge: Get Festive
A Creative Romance : Something Old (papers,ribbons & cardstock)
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Completely Christmas : Anything Goes + use Something beginning with S (spots,snowflakes & staples)
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Christmas with Animals
Fussy and Fancy : Happy Holidays
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Gift Packaging with Ribbon or Trim 
4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas Present
Crafty Ribbons :  Animals Christmas time with Ribbon
Crafting for all Seasons : Tis the Season
Digistamps 4 Joy : Christmas


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‚Äôt 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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā 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

A Christmas Bird

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†Christmas in July.We have the fabulous¬†Crafty Sentiments¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

This cute little fella is Christmas Penguin by Crafty Sentiments¬†¬†and he’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.For some seasonal sparkle I’ve added some tinsel to the bobble on his hat and accents of Crystal Glamour Dust to the floating ice. I’m trying to use up all my old Christmas stash up and resisting buying more…except for a few stamps and digi’s ūüėČ These are my favourite papers that I’ve been clinging onto but now it’s time to let go…The cardstock is a past purchase too.The stamp I bought earlier this year to use for the 2014 festive season.The charms I bought¬†in big bundle from eBay the year before,and I’m still ploughing through them.I’ve hung it from some jute twine – just love this stuff ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Penguin by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : From Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Set  Holly Bright Peace 
Mediums : Copic Ciao  Markers,Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Tinsel past Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch, Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Jute twine and Charm from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Inspiration Photo (just a Christmas card Рnot taken part in the optional challenge)
Come and Get It : Christmas in July Challenge
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas¬†¬†:¬†Layer it Up
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Dies and/or Punches
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts  : Christmas in July
Artbymiran Challenge :  Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : For The Birds
Fairy Tale : Use a Digital Stamp Image
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Christmas in July
Polkadoodles : Add a Little Twinkle
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬† Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas in July
Crafting By Designs : Sentiment
Creative Moments : Anything Goes РOption Use 1 Flower (just anything goes Рno option)
Divas by Design : Christmas
Hobbybook Designer Challenge :  Christmas in July
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x




Quick Christmas Cat-ch up

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At Willow Sketchie Challenge¬†¬†it’s the lovely Kelly’a turn to host and here is her fabby sketch :

The them is Quick and Easy Makes.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve chosen the theme only,even tho’ the sketch is brilliant,so I could incorporate this fab Quick¬†Card¬†Panel by Willow Designs¬†into it.This one is Panel 3¬†and has been printed onto some lovely hammer card I found in my stash.I did add touches of a Copic Atyou Spica pen but it doesn’t want to show in the photo ūüė¶ I notched the corners at the top and added some metallic brads to go with the fab jingle bells.Not only are they perfect for a Christmas theme they suit this cute kitty well too.I tied them to the ribbon with some thread type stuff I bought from the¬†jewelry making section at my local craft warehouse.It actually has a plastic core so it holds it’s shape really well.I slotted another,off cut,folded piece of ribbon behind to give a holly like appearance.Ta-dah!There you have it one quick and easy make!

Supplies :

Image : Quick Card Panel 3 by Willow Designs
Medium : Clear Copic Atyou Spica pen (even tho’ it doesn’t show)
Card : Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Green card from Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Red metallic brads  from Dovecraft Embellishment Kit Christmas, Woodware Mini Bells,Ribbon from Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon
Some challenges this is for :
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Can You Digi It¬†:¬†Baby It’s Cold Outside
Celebrate the Occasion : Christmas (Must Use A Punch) 
LEJ Designs SIO : Sentimental
Papertake Weekly : Snow White
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Christmas
Cupcake Craft : Merry Christmas
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Biweekly challenge: Christmas Cards
Love to Create : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Christmas Time
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu : Jolly & Bright
Glitter n Sparkle : Use some metal
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas
Robyn`s Fetish : Christmas Cards
Little Claire’s¬†¬†:¬†Christmas¬†
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Oh ‘snow’ pretty!

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Just a reminder that the Winter Wonderland challenge at¬†Just Some Lines¬†¬†is still running until¬†11:59 pm EST on Thursday 13th December.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image ¬†to enter and one random winner will get a $12 Gift¬†Certificate to spend in the shop.It¬†doesn’t¬†stop¬†there¬†tho‚Äô as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines¬†here.

For¬†my card I’ve used the very pretty Emo Snowflake¬†by Just Some Lines¬†and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers and added some Glamour Dust festive sparkle.I’ve used some Dovecraft papers left over from last year along with some lovely pearlecent cardstock,also scraps from last¬†Christmas’s¬†makes.Now, normally I’d go for green holly with red berries but to go with the cool flavour of the card I cut them all out in white.I did think to coat the berries in red Liquid Pearls but decided it might take the ateention away from the image.Besides I quite like the shimmery halo effect around her.The sentiment,a freebie,was stamped directly onto the background paper and glitzed up with more glitter.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Snowflake by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Magazine freebie from last year
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust
Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy,White Pearlescent Textured Card from Kars Christmas Collection,Blue Pearlescent Textured Card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle Large and Standard Circles Large,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set and swirl from Circle Frame Set,Big Shot

Some challenges this is for :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Anything Goes
Avadares : Anything with a digi 
Delicious Doodles : Anything Christmas with Blue
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Week 2, Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : I Love Christmas
Jingle Belles : Anything (Holiday) Goes
Pattie’s Creations¬† : Christmas Card
QKR Stampede : Holiday Cheer
Stamp Man : In the Bleak mid Winter
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†: Let it Snow
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Christmas
Copic Marker Europe : A Christmas Card
Craft Us Crazy : Christmas/Winter and/or Favourite Embellishment
Delightful Challenges : All about Christmas
Forever Friends : Christmas Cards
Paper Crafting Journey : Any Christmas, Paper Project
Paper Play : Christmas is coming
Pixie Dust Studio : Sparkle and Snowflakes
Sassy Studio Designs¬†:¬†It’s a Celebration
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Christmas is in the air
Divas by Design : Snow
Freshly Brewed : Christmas
Inky Impressions: Snow/Winter
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Snowflakes
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas
Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†:¬†Holiday Spirit
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Christmas
Jackson’s Digital Expressions¬†:¬†Inks & Such
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Sparkliscious
Oldie But Goodie Challenge :  Let It Snow (papers,card,stamp,dies,Glamour Dust)
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Holiday Cards
Top Tip Tuesday : Christmas
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts¬†:¬†Winter
Creative Stamp Friends : X-mas
Kaboodle Doodles : Use Circles
Ooh La La Creations : Spots & Dots
Squigglefly : Winter Wonderland
Whoopsi Daisy : Christmas Cards
Cards Galore : Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges : Winter
 Sunny Challenges : Snowflakes 
The Cupboard Trilogy : Frosty Winter
No Matter Which Challenges : Christmas
The Squirrel & the Fox : Summer or Winter


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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