Cool Shakes

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** Please click on the pic for a clearer view ūüôā **

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Kenny K 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.

As soon as I saw this adorable Polar Bear¬†by Kenny K¬†I knew I would have to make a shaker card.I’ve not made one in ages and they seem to have made a resurgence in the crafting world more recently,mostly filled with sequins as part of a newish trend too but I couldn’t find mine ūüė¶ Does that imply I have have too much craft stuff?NEVER!Things have been kept simple here with the White on White (not done that in a quite a while too),minimal colouring in pale blues,clear micro beads added to the shaker element and clear dew drops for a cool watery feel.The sentiment I printed out using Word to give this a male theme with the intention of it being¬†for my DH in preparation for Father’s Day ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Polar Bear by Kenny K

Sentiment : By me!

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited  6 x 6 Card Blanks,Leather Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,White Funky Foam (Double layered hidden die cut frame for shaker element),Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circle,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stix 2 Clear Plastic Beads,Clear Dew Drops from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Eureka Stamps : Four-legged Friends

Stamp and Create : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Add a Sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Include an Animal

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : Add an Animal

Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : White РColour your image only

Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Putting a spin on it

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*After having probs with my browser I’m so late putting this up ūüė¶ Sorry Girls.*

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Face the Music.We have the fabulous¬†Kenny K Downloads¬†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.

I’ve used the cute Anime DJ Digi Stamp¬†by¬†¬†Kenny K Downloads¬†and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers.The star on her sleeve has been coloured with a silver gel pen and just had to give her wide eyes a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer ūüôā The paper was a freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.I managed to find some coordinating cardstock in one of my collections,along with the black ūüôā The musical note piece is some ¬†Whitewash Core’dinations card embossed and sanded.All edges have been distressed.A length of faux suede strip has been tied around the middle and some black gems have been added to the bottom corner.I was going to add a you rock type sentiment stamp but then decided to add one that says ‘Just a note’ – geddit?LOL

Supplies :

Image :  Anime DJ Digi Stamp by  Kenny K Downloads
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday  Button Sentiments
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP¬†freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Star Corner Punch make unknown,Whimsy Button Die,Nestabilities Inverted Scallops Small,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget
To Embellish : Faux Suede Strip & Black Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge :  Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Tic Tac Toe (Digi,Sentiment,Embossing)
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Girly
Crafting for all Seasons : Girly
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge :Digi image + Sentiment
Kenny K Krafty Krew: Anything Goes Twist: Use Black
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†One for the Girlies
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Happiness is a warm puppy :)


At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Heavy Metal.We have the fabulous¬†Kenny K¬†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.

As soon as I saw this loveable,comical¬†Happy Dog¬†by Kenny K I just had to use him on my card XD Maybe it’s because he reminds me so much of my girl :


Such a happy dog ūüėÄ She even smiles when she greets you,no,really!She is the sweetest,funniest girl¬†‚ô•

Back to the card….

I wanted to give the image a feeling of being ripped from a notebook so I printed it onto this ledger style patterned paper.He’s been coloured with soft pastel pencils to allow the pattern to show through and on his dog tag I used a silver gel pen.A spot of white gel pen picks up the shine on his nose.I did apply 3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes and nose but I’ve failed to pick it up with the camera ūüė¶ Of course I had to choose some¬†tree paper to go with him ūüėČ Our girl doesn’t have that kind of interest,naturally,but she does make us laugh when she tries to climb up them looking for squirrels ūüėÄ LOL (you can just see one at the right hand ¬†top of the paper along with a little wolf type¬†character¬†who looks remarkably like our dog sneaking up on him – it’s OK I’m sure she will never catch one – she’s so clumsy she’d trip up before she got near!) I ran a piece of woodgrain paper through an embossing folder to create more texture.All the papers have been Distress Inked around the edges.The bottom of each piece have been torn too.Everything has been mounted onto a card blank I made from some printed kraft card.As I have way too much craft stuff so I added loadsa metal items¬†¬†ūüėČ – see details below. Along with a little paper raffia and jute twine.I stamped the sentiment unevenly on purpose,honestly,then gave the paper the same treatment to tie in with the strip on the card.

Supplies :

Image : Happy Dog by Kenny K  
Sentiment : Her Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Mediums :  Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Silver Gel Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Rusty Hinge Distress Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Mini Stapler (bargain from The Works)
To Embellish : Mini Staples (came with Mini Stapler),Binder clip (came in a Christmas cracker),Jumbo Paperclip from The Works,Metal Label Frames from The Works,Brads from Dovecraft Christmas Embellishment Kit,Paper Raffia and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Robyn`s Fetish: Use A Digi
A Gem of a Challenge¬†:¬†Let’s Hear it for the Boys (for my son’s birthday)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations :  All Creatures Great and Small
Challenges and Candies : The Colors of Autumn
QKR Stampede : Fall Colors
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Bring Humor To Your Creations
C.R.A.F.T.  : Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Distress
Moving Along with the Times : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey¬†:¬†For the Boys¬†(for my son’s birthday)
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†Fall Photo Inspiration
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Seeing stars!

Shaped Cards is the theme set at Craft Your Passion.So no squares or rectangles allowed!We have Kenny K and Pizzazzaplenty as our fab 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!

For my card I’ve used Anime Rocker¬†from Kenny K Downloads.I’ve tried to colour him as close to the Anime style as I could get.The colours are more definite light/dark contrasts rather than the graduated shading I¬†usually try to achieve.I even highlighted areas with a white gel pen.Something tells me I NEED to stop watching Pokemon!!For the card base I folder a piece of silver mirri card in half and used a template printed off my ‘puter for the shape.I then used a smaller one to cut the corrugated card layer.I then switched to cutting the other two stars with a die – a lot easier and quicker!The middle one is Whitewash card passed through an embossing folder and sanded to bring the notes out.I stamped and cut out the sentiment adding a safety pin.I punched some holes then set some silver eyelets and tied through some faux suede strips I found in The Works.I love ¬†’em!Word of warning tho’.If you buy them open the packet and let them air as soon as you get them.Not sure if it’s the dye but they don’t half whiff!Luckily I needed to stroke them once I got home so they’re OK now.Every time I look at this card I just want to sing “Welcome to Shooting Stars,Welcome whoever you are”.

Image : Anime Rocker from Kenny K
Colouring mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll pen 
Card : Anita’s Silver Mirror Card,Red corrugated card I found on eBay,Core’dinations Whitewash Card
Tools : Fiskars Non-stick Scissors,X-cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To embellish : We R Memory Keepers Silver Eyelets,Faux Suede Strips from The Works,Safety Pin from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug :  April Anything goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles :  Textures
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Everything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Use an embossing folder
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best¬†:¬†Use something new from your stash (suede strips,corrugated card,embossing folder)
Paper Play :Shaped card
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed : Tie It Up!
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters¬†:¬†¬†Dad’s birthday/men
Joanna Sheen Challenge¬†:¬†It’s a Man’s World
 Just Keep on Creating : Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge : Music
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges :Heavy Metal
One Stitch At A Time :   Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : What Else Do you Know? ( Crop-a-Dile and eyelets,Copic Ciaos)
Pile It On¬†¬†:¬†All about “S…” (Shaped card,stars,silver,safety pin,stripes,suede strips,stamped sentiment,sanding,sunglasses,sneakers,even sweat!)
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes  
Scrappy Frogs :Shape It Up!
The Crafty Pad :Just Die-delicious

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Don’t get in a flap!

This week at Craft Your Passion we want you to Use the ‘F’ Word!That means any crafty ideas or embellishments that start with that letter – and not what you were thinking!!¬†We have the fabby Kenny K as our sponsor too.So head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they‚Äôve done a wonderful job!

I’ve used Teen Idol from Kenny K and coloured him with ProMakers.I’ve strung a whole load of ‘F’ words together for my card – Flap card,faux stitching,faux buttons,foam,felt and frames.I’ve adapted the measurements from the¬†Flap card tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers to make a slightly bigger version.I made the sentiment myself on the ‘puter.

Altho’ his Birthday’s not til December I’ve made this card for my DS1.I did have a little problem as my DS2 saw it after¬†I’d made it and thought it was for him¬†because his teacher picked him as Star of the Week for his work in Literacy.Not bad as they’ve only just gone back to school!¬†¬†I feel a ‘Proud Mummy Moment’ coming on.

Supplies :
Image : Teen Idol from Kenny K
Colouring Mediums : ProMarkers,Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : Core’dinations,DCWV All About Boys stack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut Shape Cutter Circles,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Stars,Crafts Too Twinkle embossing folder,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Piercing tool
Other Materials : Foam,felt,thread from stash

Some challenges this is for :

I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Catch the Bug : Let’s Get Punchy
Di’s Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : It’s a Man Thing
Bloggers Challenge : Stars
Delicious Doodles : Fresh Start (new card style I’ve tried)
Prairie Fairy Fridays : Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog’s Tails
Fun with Shapes and More : What You Want
Jellypark : Pass it on
Stamp Something : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Children
Do You Stack Up : Texture
Crafty Creations : Anything But Square
Little Red Wagon : Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp : Multi fold
Truly Scumptious : Decorate the inside
Stamp n Doodle : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes (option of a shaped card)
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes  
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Howdy pardner!

We want you to Let It All Hang Out at Craft Your Passion this week.No… put it away!What we’d really love to see is anything hanging over the edge of your project.We have the amazing Kenny K,and some of his images literally do¬†let it all hang out (!),¬†as our sponsor and is generously giving away three prizes!¬†For further details on how to play along and for some fabulous inspiration from the DT and GDT’s (Val is having printer issues ATM so you may see something from her later) go hang out at the challenge blog!

Us lucky DT got to work with some Kenny K images and I chose Mae Western¬†to play with.I have to admit I did panic about where I was going to go with this one at first.I don’t think I’ve had to work with anything this racy before!But once an idea formed it was easy from there on in.I thought I’d stick with a Western feel to the card.I printed the image onto some Plain card from the¬†Papermania Kraft Basics Pack¬†(this is a link to show the product),that I found in my local craft warehouse,and coloured her with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils.I then assembled the rest of the card using more of the Plain Kraft and some K & Co papers,distressing the edges.I hand cut the pieces of the banner and added some die cut letters.I adhered them to a length of hairy string that I allowed the ends of to hang over the edge of my card.The buttons threaded with twine just add¬†a country feel I think.Mind you I’m not quite sure who I’d give this to as most of my male friends and family aren’t getting any younger and I’d be quite concerned about the effect she might have on them!!

Suppiles :
Image : Mae Western from Kenny K
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils ,Winsor & Newton Artist’s Fixative
Paper & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Kraft Basics Pack 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Sizzix Decorative Strip Alphabet Monde de Blonde,Big Shot
Embellishments : Papermania Button Tubes in Orange/Brown and Blue,Hairy string from a clothing label
Some challenges this card is for :
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Beige,brown and one other
Inspire Me Fridays : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Let’s Get Krafty¬†
Little Miss Muffet : Tags or Banners
Shelly’s Images : Show Us What You Got!
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes optional Kraft
Creative Belli :The letter ‘S’ – ¬†String,Swirls,Scraps,Scallops
DigiStamps 4 Joy : Boys!Boys!Boys!
Gingersnap Creations : GC101: Chestnut Theme Challenge : Cowboys/Cowgirls
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Anything Goes
Creative Craft : Vintage/Distress
Creative Stamp Friends : Favourite C olours – Brown and Blue
My  Partner  in Crafting Crime : Twine,Jute,String
Desert Island Crafts : 1.Pattern Paper,5.Image,6.Punch/Die Cut,8. Square card,10.Buttons
I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Use a Digi


Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.


Lisa x