There’s snow place like home

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Winter Wonderland is the theme at Just Some Lines this week.There are some changes to the challenge too.From now on only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used From our house to yours – neighbours by Just Some Lines coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and given the snow some magical sparkle with some Stickles.I’ve also used some lovely shimmery,pearlescent textured card along with some snowflake patterned paper and matching ribbon to keep with the Wintry theme.The sentiment was from Digi Doodle Shop,now sadly closed,and mounted onto an Inverted Scalloped Circle die cut.

Supplies :

Image : From our house to yours – neighbours by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Frosted Lace Stickles
Sentiment : From Digi Doodle Shop (closed)
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Kars Christmas Collection Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles Large,Marianne Design Icicle Border,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch
To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crimbo Crackers :  Anything holiday/festive goes
Cute Card Thursday : Snowflakes
Pixie Dust Studio : Winter Holiday Creations
Divas by Design : Glitter and Sparkle
For Fun Challenges  : Christmas with Sparkle
Paper Shelter Challenge : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Christmas
Lexi’s Creations : Christmas 
Stamp with Fun : Winter
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Let It Snow
There’s Magic in the Air : Sparkle
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Digi
Eclectic Ellapu :  Celebration with Sparkle 
Glitter n Sparkle : Ribbon and/or Lace
One Stitch At A Time : Fabric, Ribbon or Lace 
PanPastel UK Challenge : Frosty and Bright 
The Crafty Pad : Add some Glitter 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Owl wish you a Merry Christmas!

It’s the lovely Margreet’s turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Merry Christmas.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 used a digital stamp from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs and coloured her with ProMarkers.I’ve followed the sketch using Some Dovecraft papers and some pearlescent Kars card.I cut an Inverted Scalloped Circle for a more spiky,frosty feel.I stamped the sentiment straight onto the paper to keep with the theme.

Supplies :

Image : From Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Sentiment : Dovecraft Merry Christmas Stamp
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Kars Christmas Collection Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
 
Here’s some exciting news :
 

Some challenges this card is for :

Creative Moments : Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers :  Anything holiday/festive goes
Cute Card Thursday :  Snowflakes
DRS Designs : Snowfun
I love Promarkers : Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Merry Christmas
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Snowflakes
Papertake Weekly : Free For All
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Lots Of Layers
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles : Stripes and/or Polka-dots
Lexi’s Creations : Christmas 
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge : Anything Goes
 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Chilly Winnie

It’s the lovely Sonia’s turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge and here’s her fabby sketch :

There’s also the theme of Using Your Favourite Colouring Medium.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 used a black and white digital stamp Winnie in Earmuffs along with a backing paper and greeting border,cut into a fishtail banner,from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.I’ve chosen ProMarkers as my favourite ‘cos they’re just perfect for colouring these cute little owls.You can also find a selection of ProMarkers at Willow Designs. I’ve also added dots of Liquid Pearls and Stickles for a snowy effect.Just as well Winnie’s all wrapped up!I’ve used a punch to create notches in the corners then placed pearls in the recesses.I die cut a small snowflake form pearlecent card and topped that with a pearl to match.

Supplies :

Image,backing paper and border : Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom from Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Frosted Lace Stickles
Card : Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Seagull Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Snowflake from Marianne Design Circle Frame Set,Bigshot
To Embellish : Flat backed pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts and Me : Christmas non-traditonal colours (blue & green – yeah,know they should never be seen!)
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft shop : Winter Wonderland
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Tandastamps : Christmas
Craft Room Challenge : Punches & Die Cuts
Crafty Sentiments : Christmas
LEJ Designs Seasons Greetings
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Punches/Dies
Corrosive Challenges : Flutter by (wings)
Glitter n Sparkle : Things with Wings
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Cold and Frosty
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar : November Wrap up warm for winter
Avadares : Christmas/Hanakkah
Fun with Shapes & More : The 1st Snow

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Just dotty (and stripey) about bunnies!

Dots and Stripes is the theme this week at Craft Your Passion.We have A Day for Daisies,Scrapper’s Delights and Bunny Zoe as our fabulous sponsors 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 cute Spring Rabbit  from A Day for Daisies.I’ve coloured him with Polychromos pencils to try and achieve a furry effect.I don’t think this turned out too bad.The sentiment I stamped out under the image.I didn’t think of it until after I’d coloured  him in.I really wish I had a Happy Spring stamp but I think this gives you the excuse to be happy anytime!I finished the card with some lovely dotted ribbon and some die cut flowers,with flower shaped brads added to the centres,placed over a swirl to give the effect of a stem.

Supplies : 
Image : Spring Bunny from A Day for Daisies
Sentiment : Hero Arts Clear Design Anytime Messages 
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,London Fog Memento Dew Drop pad
Papers & card: Ooh La La for Her by My Mind’s Eye,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Grand Nestabilities Labels 4 (cut in half),Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Standard Ovals Large,Flowers and swirl from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot
To embellish : Kars Christmas  Collection Ribbon,Dovecraft Designer Brads Flowers Brights

Some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges :  Heavy Metal 
Cupcake Inspirations : 
Opus Gluei : Animals 
That Craft Place :  It’s all about Spring
Catch The Bug :  Easter/Spring
Little Claire’s : Spring
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle :  Spring
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days  : Die Cuts and/or Punches
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : 3 of a kind (3 flowers and 3 brads)
Crafty Catz : Use a digi image
Fairy Fun Fridays : Spring
Lily Pad : Flower Challenge
Phindy’s Place :  Ribbon
Poodles Parlour :  Spots & Dots
Simply Create Too :  Eggs and/or Bunnies
Stampin With The Dragon : Spring
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Say it with Flowers
Moving Along With The Times :  Cute and Cuddly
Shelly’s Images :  Show Us Your Stripes!
Southern Girls : You Got Something You Wanna Say?
Divas by Design : Use a stamp
Freshly Brewed : Spring
Little Darlings Challenges : Outside
Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or Cuddly Critters
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge :  Spots & Stripes
Paper and Such Design : Spring Or Easter
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Easter & Or Animals
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Spring 
Crafters Companion : Four Legged Friends
Desert Island Crafters : 2.No glitter,4.2 or more  patterned papers,9.Punched or die cut embellishments
Marianne’s Design Divas : Spring in to Spring
Sparkles Forum Challenges :Mother’s Day or Spring

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Make a little birdhouse in your soul

Happy 1st of December.Can you believe it?It’s our first ever Anything Goes  this week at Willow Sketchie Challenges!So head on over to join in the fun.One lucky winner will receive a voucher to spend online at Willow Designs!

I’ve been wanting to make a little birdhouse for these adorable owls for aaaaages but not any old one it had to be a box too.Yeah,I’m fussy!Not being clever enough to design the whole thing from scratch myself I finally came upon this wonderful and clever template at Creativity in Progress blog.And there were some great pics to follow too.So nice and easy for someone like me!I’ve made this to match my card from last week  using Walter in a Pom Pom Hat from the Water and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.I printed out the paper,also on the CD-rom,onto thin card then printed the template on the back,cut it out,scored the fold lines with my Martha Stewart Score Board and stuck it together using wet glue.I prefer to use this as tapes dry out and also it provides a little slip so you can line things up better.Of course you need some patience whilst it dries (not my strong point)!I printed the box part template onto the back of the card I’d chosen to go with the papers.I did change the roof and base slightly.I made the roof quarter of and inch wider and half an inch longer before punching the ends I also added some strips of card and a small piece I hand cut just to neaten the front up.The base I cut from a Nestie and I cut a door from another Nestie.After sticking Walter on I ‘iced’ the edge of the roof with some Stickles,for a snowy feel,and gave him some more snow to stand in.I’m going to make more of these for Teacher’s and TA’s pressies for Christmas.The box is empty as I haven’t decided whether to fill them with something sweet ‘n’ tasty or sweet ‘n’ smelly yet. Because the lid is a nice snug fit it could be hung from the tree as long as the gift inside isn’t too heavy or even once it’s empty.

The title for my post?It’s a line from an obscure 90’s song,called Birdhouse in your soul by They Might Be Giants.It’s only stuck with me ‘cos for the life of me I haven’t got a clue what it’s about!!

Supplies :

Image and Paper : From Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Templates : From Creativity in Progress blog
Cardstock : Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : Fiskars Non-stick Scissors,Martha Stewart Score Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment ,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares and Classic Scalloped Ovals,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors (to cut out Walter),Crop-A-Dile
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Ribbon from stash,Frosted Lace Stickles

Here are some challenges this is for :

Scrap Creations : Christmas
Sassy Cheryl’s : Winter
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes 
Hooked On Crafts : Winter Wonderland
Kaboodle Doodles : Bundle up for Winter
Pollycraft : Christmas Fun
The Ribbon Reel : Anything Goes
Victorine Originals : Use Ribbon 
Dream Valley : Sparkle
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas
Lollipop Crafts : B is for … Birdhouse,bird,box,bobbles (on his hat)
OSAAT : Seeing Red
2 Sisters : Holiday
Just Some Lines : Bingo – Punch/Die cut,Digi,Glitter
Fussy and Fancy : Make a gift/Anything But A Card 
Fairy Tale : Christmas
Our Craft Lounge : Cute Critters
Patties Creations : Christmas  
Phindy’s Place : Sprinkling of Snow
Simply Create Too : All About Christmas
Stampin’ with the Dragon : Anything Goes for Christmas
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes 
AiFactory : Some Red
Cooking it up with Katie : Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon : Eyelets
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Keeping Warm
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes 
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Tie one on (the whole birdhouse!)
The Pixie Cottage : Holiday Decor (no cards) or Card with the sketch
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes 
The Paper Variety : Ornament
Whimsy Inspirations : Anything But a Card
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything but a Card

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It’s Snowtime!

Time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge!This week we have a fabby sketch by Clairebears plus the twist 0f 2 ribbons and 1 button :

The prize is a voucher to spend at Willow Designs.

For my card I’ve used the pre-coloured image of  the super cute Walter in a Pom Pom Hat from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.Doesn’t he look oh-so-cosy.I wish I had a hat like that ,seriously ; ) The coordinating papers are from there too.I’ve also added a matching sentiment.

Image,Sentiment and Paper : Walter in a Pom Pom Hat from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Card base : 5 x 5 Anita’s Square Card
Coloured Cardstock :Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch (also used to create border),Nestabilities Standard Circle and Inverted Scallop Circle,Big Shot
Embellishments : Woodware Primary  Colours Button,Kars Christmas  Collection (striped ribbon),brown ribbon from stash (recycled from somewhere)

Some challenges this is for :

Little Red Wagon : Christmas
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Things with Wings
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas
Creative Craft : Free for all week
Paper Take Weekly : Christmas Crackers 
Tuesday Throwdown : Lots of circles
Daisy Doodles : Christmas
Forever Friends : Christmas is coming
Kaboodle Doodles : Baby It’s Cold Outside
Paper Creations Ink : Christmas
Pollycraft : Christmas Fun
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Phindy’s Place : Christmas Cards
Wags n Whiskers : Christmas
Winter Wonderland : Awwwww What a Cutie
Aud Sentiments : Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. : Unusual Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Tree-mendous Christmas

We have a theme of Red and Green 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 beautiful DT work while you’re there.

Don’t forget to check my sidebar for this months specials over at the store.

For my card I’ve used the cute Santa Baby & Tree from Digi Doodle Shop.He looks like he’s having a little trouble doesn’t he?It’d be no good him asking me – I’d probably be worse at it than him!One of my pet hates.But once the whole thing’s decorated and everything’s twinkling away I’m a very happy bunny indeed!He’s printed onto kraft and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used flicky strokes to create some texture to the tree and didn’t think it’d turned out too bad for a first attempt.The trims on his clothing and the snow have been coloured with a Sakura White Gel pen.I also added highlights to his cheeks and the light bulbs before adding Glossy Accents to them.The papers are Basic Grey Jovial and the cardstock is Kars Christmas Collection and kraft from my stash.The topper has been cut from Standard and Classic Scallop Circle Nestabilities.The border has been punched with a Martha Stewart  Aspen Edger.The ticket is a freebie from The Beary Scrap and has also been coloured with Copics and Glossy Accents on the berries.Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon and some threaded buttons have been added to complete the card.

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Christmas Time
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes 
Hooked on Crafts  : Punches and/or Die Cuts 
The Crazy Challenge : Recipe – 1Image,2 papers,3 Embellishments
Whoopsie Daisy : Colours of Winter
Truly Madly Crafty : Photo Inspiration  
Pile It On : Traditional Christmas
Scrappy Frogs : Use Kraft
2 Sisters : Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar : Winter Wardrobe
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge : Whatever Lights Your Candle
Marks Finest Papers : Your Favourite Technique (colouring on kraft with Copics)
Totally Gorjuss : Christmas Traditions
Fun with Shapes & More : Make 3 (buttons) 
Wags n Whiskers : Christmas Themed 
Card and Scrap : Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

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