Show me the way to Amaryllis

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Beccy’s Place 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.

Here I’ve taken the chance to make a Christmas card featuring a Bildmalarna stamp.Sadly these cute little beauties are no longer available but I’ve managed to seek a few out here and there 🙂 This is Mimosa – Amaryllis and she’s been coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils after being stamped onto Neenah Desert Storm card.Some Frantage has been scattered around the edges.She’s been layered up onto some Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes papers.The die cut chevron pieces have actually been snipped in half to make them stretch across the width of the card and as the gap is behind the image nobody will ever know…except I’ve just told you 😉 A stamped sentiment has been added along with a die cut poinsettia…well I don’t have an amaryllis but it’s in keeping with the flower theme!

Dies to Die For still have some of these stamps left in their Retirement Sale.Unfortunately not his one – I think I snapped the last one up!No connection to the company,just a happy customer 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bildmalarna Mimosa – Amaryllis

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sepia Archival Ink,Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 24 XXL & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump,Papermania Heat Tool

To Embellish : Button from crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes!

Always Playing with Paper : Inspiration Challenge 

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use A Sentiment

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : October –  Anything Hand Colored

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an option of Embossing

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Frame It (image framed with Frantage – if this is not suitable please delete)

PDE Linky Party : All Cards

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Use At Least One Die

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Perfectly Created Chaos : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/Optional Twist (not used here)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with optional theme of The Seasons

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Fall-ing for this squirrel

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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.

Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies is just soooo adorable!I thought I’d grab the chance to practise rendering fur with coloured pencils.Always something I need to improve on!Was quite pleased when I’d finished but now honing in on my mistakes!!The colours on the flowers have been achieved by pencil blending alone.The grass and pale blue ‘halo’ sky effect have been softened with blending solution and a paper stump.Chose these fabulous Teresa Collins papers to go with this cutie pie.The placement of the sentiment is all part of the design and not to cover a smudge some mucky pup got on the image 😉 LOL.All finished with some natural raffia and a wooden button threaded with paper twine for an organic feel.

Supplies :

Image : Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,& Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Natural Raffia,Wooden Butterfly Button & Paper Twine all from my crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Floral

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Buttons & Bows

Allsorts  : Butterflies

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with a Hand Colored Image

Scrappers Delights  : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

Crafting By Designs : August Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Sew Easy

Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches & Dies

Simon Says Stamp : Let’s Go Wild!

Sisterhood of Crafters : Close To Nature

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Emboss It!!

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sew much better :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Digital Delights by Louby Loo 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.

Here’s the oh-so-sweet Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo to give you some TLC…mind you I could do with some myself.How do you manage to get the ‘flu in July?!The weather’s not been that Summery yet,I suppose.Anyway…she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.There is strip of real bandage running vertically behind her and I found these cute heart buttons in my stash.The sentiment has been cut from a sheet of paper in the pack.

Supplies :

Image : Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,X-Cut Guillotine,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Heart Buttons and Paper Twine from my stash

 

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I couldn’t resist making a second card featuring Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo in preparation for my DS2’s birthday in September .He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and I’ve distressed him (!) with some ink.Just had to use these papers with him and after die cutting some scraps I tore the edges – what a rebel 😉 The greeting has been stamped directly onto the card base and I’ve added some wooden embellishments,which I’ve also inked a little around the edges, for a well…woodsy feel!

Supplies :

Image :  Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Antique Linen & Bundled Sage Distress Inks

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 &  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Big Shot

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

(I will count these as 2 entries per challenge)

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Kiss-mass Wishes :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Decorations.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.

Who wouldn’t want a Christmas kiss from the lovely Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs?She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the mistletoe berries given dimension with Liquid Pearls.Unfortunately the camera has failed to pick up on the 3D Crystal Lacquer on her boots – but it is there,honest 🙂 She’s been fussy cut to allow her to be added to the wreath.I made this by die cutting a kraft card ring,then arranging die cut foliage of holly leaves and two types of pine branches,letting the base cardstock to peek through.All topped off with a couple of sprigs of mistletoe – of course!I trimmed one stem to make it a little shorter than the other.That’s the beauty of this die as you can decide how you want to make it up as all the components are cut separately.The ribbon hanging loop has been stapled on for security then covered with the bow for a neater finish.A few recycled pearly buttons have been scattered around for extra decoration 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls,3D Crystal Lacquer

Cardstock : Kraft and two Green tones from stash,White Pearlescent (for die cut berries) Kars X-mas Collection

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (for holly leaves),Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Mistletoe,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Gingham Ribbon from stash,Buttons cut from the kids old school shirts

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls (hope liquid ones count?!)

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything BUT Cards

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Everything Goes

Cheery Lynn Designs : Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows

Quirky Crafts : Anything Christmas

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

Allsorts : Use at least 3 Diecuts

Alphabet Challenge : T is for Tis The Season

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Christmas

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cuts

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes – Holiday

 

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

 

 

A Little Christmas Help

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is the ever popular 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.

Isn’t this just the cutest Christmas Helper you could have?She can be found at Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers with,altho’ it doesn’t show too well,a little snow scattered around her feet.The edges have also been ink distressed.I’m desperately trying use use up old Christmas stash rather than buy any more new.So the card is some I bought a few years ago.The back panel has been embossed with a folder.The ribbon,twine and jingle bells are also from my stash…O.K. I have to admit the embossing folder(part of a set)…and the sentiment stamps are new,but these were a half price bargain and there are loads of words.A girl’s gotta be allowed a little new stuff,isn’t she? 😉

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Helper by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Christmas Words
Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Lilac Posies Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Polar White Flower Soft,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Aqua Floss,Gingham Ribbon & Jingle Bells from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Christmas Joy
Papertake Weekly :  2 or 4 Legs
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Card Mania : Dies
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist : Stitching (just Anything Goes)
Love to Create : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Christmas Card
Stamp and Create  : Ribbons or Bows
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : CAS
CAS on Sunday : Ribbon and/or Twine
Dragonfly Dreams : Let’s Be Girly and Use a Die Cut or Punch
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive
My Perfect Life : ALWAYS ANY Christmas card (no weekly theme) 
Pile It On : Special Occasion
The Corrosive Challenges : Girly
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Card
Crafty Calendar : It’s All About Christmas
Paper Creator’s Crafts  : Anything Goes
A Crafty Mess : Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. : Winter
Crafty Ribbons :  Christmas Creations with Ribbon
MilkCoffee Challenge : Hand Color Image

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The colours of Autumn :)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Autumn Colours.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super surprise prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Here’s my interpretation featuring the delightful Primrose – Butterfly Girl  by Crafty Sentiments all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Her wings have also be given a sparkly covering of Glamour Dust 🙂 A few touches of white gel pen have given her eyes and teeth,along with the spots on the fly agaric style mushroom,some extra pop.A couple of dots also create a little shine to her shoes.The lovely papers are First Edition with top one being glittered.They’ve been teamed with some kraft card,wooden embellishments and one of my faves,jute twine,for a rustic feel.I chose some Prima Flowers following the Autumnal colours theme and just had to sneak in a hedgehog 😀 He’s so cute.I bought him a while ago on sale,which adds even more appeal 😉 Being a die I can make as many of these little guys as I like too 😀

Supplies :

Image :  Primrose – Butterfly Girl by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Computer Generated by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering and die cutting),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock (on the hedgehog)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Cottage Cutz Hedgehog Mini,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot
To Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Wooden Flower Button and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Little Bit Crafty : Distress It!!!
Card and Scrap : Everything is allowed
Cards Galore Encore : Make A Card! 
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Time for Anything
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge : Fall Festival
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings
The East Wind Challenge : Feel the Fall
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Fall
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colours
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Tag You’re It!
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Add Flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Colours of Autumn
Amusing : Tags
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Autumn or Fall
Totally Gorjuss : String
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : P for Pretty Petals
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Amazing Hair
Polkadoodles : Tag, you’re it!
Simply Create Too : Fall/ Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Girl Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers : For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday : Too Cute
Eclectic Paperie : Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge : Colors of Autumn
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy : Celebration
Stampavie and More : Autumn Colours

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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