What’s Black,White,Red & Krafty all over?!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Black,White,Red & Kraft.We have the fabulous QKR Stampede 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.

The answer to my riddle,of course,is my card!I’ve printed this delightful Zebra by QKR Stampede onto kraft card and coloured him with Polychromos pencils.No fancy  skills here just wanted to make his non-black stripes white 🙂 A little blue pencil has been blended out around him to create a sky effect and the grass beneath picked out with brown.I’ve wanted to make one of these Polaroid style frames for a while.It totally takes me back to when I got one of these cameras for my tenth birthday 😀 Wanting it to be as close to the real thing as possible I rather sadly looked up the measurements then used a Nestie as close to the actual photo size as I could get.So simple and it worked!I decided to stamp the greeting directly onto it.I’ve taken a pennant die and used it as a button topped tab,curled around the frame.The card base has been cut from some printed kraft card.A small border,edged with one of my most favourite punches,wrapped  with ribbon has been added to this before the frame was mounted using foam tape for dimension.Job done 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Zebra by QKR Stampede 
Sentiment : From  past freebie stamp set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Faber Castell  Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Lady Bug Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics, Red American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,White cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares, Joy!Crafts Labels & Tags Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Kars Blending Stump
To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Ribbon,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

The Squirrel & the Fox : Something Spooled
A Gem of a Challenge : Spots and Stripes
Animal Friends Challenge : Dots
Really Reasonable Ribbon  : One for the Boys with ribbon or trim
Scribbles Designs Challenge : Frame It
A Creative Need : Wild Thing
Pattie’s Creations : Spot OR Dots
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut 
4 Krafty Girlz  :  Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Use Kraft Paper
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Happy Birthday
Crafty Creations : Keep It Simple
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Bearly a butterfly

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So it’s the last week of the month long Love & Hearts challenge at Just Some Lines.Well,that’s another month over!To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3.

I’ve taken this sweet Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines and coloured her with soft pastel pencils,blended out for a softer appearance.I remembered I had this heart paper buried in my stash and just had to dig it out to use with her 🙂 I drew on some faux stitching around the edges.I punched a border down one side of the vertical strip and used some dies to cut out the bear and stamped sentiment.A couple of adhesive gems cover the holes,where you would normally place a brad,on the sentiment piece to give a prettier look.The flower has been stamped onto more of the patterned paper and cut out.A heart shaped button has been adhered to the centre to cover the round one that’s on the image and a couple of wooden leaves have been placed either side as a finishing touch.This was a last minute decision but I like it 🙂

Supplies :

Images : Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines,Flower stamp freebie from past issue of Craft Stamper magazine
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Clear Stamps Woodland Rabbits
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink, Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Self Adhesive Gems from Trimcraft The London Line,Heart Shaped Button and Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar : Love Is All Around
Di’s Digis Designs : BINGO (Digi,Gems,Stitching – real or faux)
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Love Is All Around
Card Makin’ Mamas : Stack It Up (3 or more layers)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut
4 Crafty Chicks : Things with Wings
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Dies or Punches
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown  : Anything With Wings
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Use a Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Happy New Year,Baby!

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This is the last week of the Christmas/Winter challenge at Just Some Lines.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve gone for a different type of Winter holiday,New Year, using the Facebook time limited Likers freebie New Year Baby by Just Some Lines.If he is no longer available you may find him to purchase in the store.He’s been coloured with blended out Polychromos pencils to give him a soft look.I decided to add him to a no frills Centre Step Card as the papers are quite dramatic already.They remind me of fireworks bursting in the night sky.Just right for this celebration 🙂 The die cut sentiment was created by me on the computer.A couple of brads have been added to finish.

Happy New Year!

Supplies :

Image : New Year Baby by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Created by me!
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners
Paper & Card : DP Kars 6 x 6 Paper Pad Vector,Trimcraft Pearlescent Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Fiskars 30cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps
To Embellish : Making Memories Mini Circle Primary Brads

 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Hobbycutz  : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : New Beginnings
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something New
Cut it Up : New Year’s Celebrations
Delicious Doodles : Let’s Party
Fairy Tale : Lucky Charms & New Year Wishes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes 
Sweet Pea Stampers : Christmas / New Year
C.R.A.F.T.  : New Year/New Beginnings/New Baby
Sassy Studio Designs : Ring in the New Year
Crafter’s Cafe : Happy New Year
Crafting By Designs : Double Challenge Wrap It Up or New 
Crafty Creations : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Beary Snowy Christmas

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is  Let It Snow.We have the fabulous Robyn’s Fetish and Crafty Sentiments as our sponsors 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.

For my card I’ve used the super cute Benson and Betty by Crafty Sentiments.How sweet they are!Yet another simple card where the image has been printed onto the base directly and coloured with blended out Polychromos Pencils.This time I’ve added some Fluffy Stuff to their hat trims and bobbles.To create the snow I stamped some snowflakes and heat embossed them in white.A Versamark Watermark Pen was used to draw in the snow they are sitting in and that was also heat embossed.The sentiment was printed onto the base by using a template on an insert making CD-rom after printing out the image (I used this to position the image too) and running it through the printer a second time.Taking care to put it in the printer the right way round of course 😉 Don’t you just love learning from your mistakes…lol… A couple of washi tape strips were adhered down the lefthand side. I die cut a snowflake and attached it with a snowflake brad to complete the snowy look.

Supplies :

Image : Benson and Betty by Crafty Sentiments
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low odour oils thinners,Woodware Fluffy Stuff,Versamark Pad,Versamark Watermark Pen,Personal Impressions Opaque White Embossing Powder
Sentiment : Made by me  using My Verse Editor Plus
Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars X-mas Collection Cardstock
Tools : Marianne Design Snowflakes 1,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps,Papermania Heat Tool
To Embellish : Papermania Snowflake Brad,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

CAS on Sunday : Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Merry Christmas
Opus Gluei : Brrrrring it on
The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Summer or Winter
A Gem of a Challenge : Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Holiday Colors!
Little Claire’s  : Christmas
My Time to Craft -:Cute and Cuddly Christmas Animals
Card Makin’ Mamas: Christmas & New Year
Digi Haven : Merry Christmas
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Christmas
Pattie’s Creations : Christmas Card
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : It’s Cold Outside
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : It’s Christmas Time
Shelly’s Images : Welcome Winter
Inky Impressions : Winter/Snow
Bearly Mine Challenges : Christmas Sentiment
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Winter
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Holiday
Top Tip Tuesday : Be Krafty (Use Kraft Card)
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Bare Faced Cheek ;)

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Just a reminder that the month long Fall/Autumn or Back to School challenge at Just Some Lines is still open.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I couldn’t resist this cheeky little fairy waiting with her ladybird friend 🙂 She’s called Baby Fairy – Resting with a Friend  by Just Some Lines and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The white spots on the mushroom have been defined using a white gel pen.I used pinkier tones for her skin and gave her cheeks a healthy,rosy glow 😉 I chose these pretty,glittery papers to go with her.The wooden embellishments have been tinted with the Copics to coordinate with the image.I love how the ink has crept along the grain,especially on the mushroom stalk.Some paper twine and a computer generated sentiment complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Baby Fairy – Resting with a Friend  by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Sentiment : Created by me!
Paper & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations So Mod 6 x 6 Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Ornate Frame,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Paper Twine from stash

Some Challenges this is for :

A Creative Romance : Dies or Punches
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Anything Goes
Crafts-Too Challenge You :  Texture Week 3 & Twist 2 Add Something Shiny or Glittery (Textured card,Distressing,Wooden Embellishments,Paper Twine,Glittery Papers)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : Use Kraft paper/card
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Sparkle (Glittery Papers)
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge :  Autumn
Cute Card Thursday  : Fairy Nice
MilkCoffee Challenge : Fabulous Fall Colors
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Penny’s Paper-Crafty  : Two or More Patterned Papers
The Perfect Sentiment : Fall
Sisterhood of Crafters  :  Use a Digi
Craft Room Challenge : Use Something Wooden
Crafty Sentiments : Fall/Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge : Goodbye Summer
Papertake Weekly : Make It Sparkle (Glittery Papers)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Things With Wings
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Autumn/Fall
Craft-Dee BowZ :  Anything Goes with Handmade Bow
Crafty Bloggers Network Things with Wings
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colors
My Craft Spot : Favorite Technique (Colouring with Copics)
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Digital Images or Digital Papers
A & T Emerald Faeries : Magical Creatures
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Layers
Designed To Color :  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Fairies and/or Butterflies
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Fall Colors
Hobbycutz   Autumnal
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Things with Wings
Di’s Digis Designs : Fabulous Fall Colours
Word Play Saturday : Seasons

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A little birdie told me

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is In the Garden.We have the fabulous Heather Ellis 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.

For my card I’ve used Pure Innocence 012 by Heather Ellis and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.Her dress has been paper pieced.I built up a little scene using a Crafts Too die.Some of the butterflies have been placed as the y would according to the die,others I’ve used artistic licence 🙂 I die cut the frame and added some wooden embellishments.The toadstool top has had a piece of spotty adhered to the top to make it look like a Fly Argaric Mushroom.The stalk has been coloured with Copics as has the leafy frond.I stamped the sentiment onto one of the clouds to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Pure Innocence 012 by Heather Ellis
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment :  From Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Clearly Hand Stamped box
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cut frame)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Postage Stamps & Classic Squares Large,Crafts Too Butterfly Garden Cutting Die,Joy! Crafts Clouds Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves

 

Some challenges this is for :

Di’s Digis Designs : Summer Fun
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle
Totally Gorjuss : Wings
Jellypark Challenges :  Celebrate Summer
Pattie’s Creations : Summertime Fun
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Summer
MilkCoffee Challenge : Summer fun
Southern Girls : Leave it Out 
Crafting for all Seasons : Girly
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays : Summer
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Girl Power
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Girl Power
Deep Ocean Challenge : Welcome Summer
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Sweet Monster

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is For the Boys.We have the super Di’s Digi Designs as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Carol’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

 You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Lollipop Monster by Fresh Brewed Designs and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used up some scraps to create the background for him.A couple of large brads have been added.The sentiment is created with my Dymo Labelmaker.Quite simple but with bright colours,a fun image and a few tactile extras it was an easy make.Hopefully it’s an interesting one 😉

Supplies :

Image : Lollipop Monster by Fresh Brewed Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Created with my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Papers & Card : DP Kars 6 x 6 Paperpad Vector,Card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 1,Big Shot,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Large Brads

Some challenges this is for : 

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Paper Creator’s Crafts : For the Boys
Alphabet Challenge : F is for Fantasy
Delicious Doodles : Something for the Boys
Moving Along With The Times : One for the Boys
Paper Crafting Journey :  Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Kid Theme
Southern Girls :You can say that again
Creative Moments : Brads
The Stamping Chef : For a Boy
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges  : Childrens Birthday

 

Thanks for looking 

Lisa x

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