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

 

You’ve been (gift) tagged!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Tag You’re It!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.

I’ve used the darling Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs and coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the fur trim on her Santa Suit I’ve added texture with a white Soufflé pen.She’s been cut out with a tag die and some button ribbon from the same collection as the  papers has been looped through.The background paper and ric rac style strips have cut using stitched dies.A die cut sentiment has been placed in the top left hand corner at a jaunty angle with a flat backed pearl ‘dotting’ the ‘i’.To finish the wooden parcel has been coloured using the same ones on the package she is holding.Well,that’s another Christmas card ready for this year 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums :  Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Soufflé Pen

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

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Merry Christmas,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes Ribbon, Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Flat Backed Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Optional Photo Inspiration

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Patterned or Embossed Papers & Why – Although I have a multitude of embossing folders I tend to go for patterned papers as I’m a bit of a colour coordination freak!I love to mix ‘n’ match from the same sets and take inspiration from them when colouring images 🙂

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge : ‘I’ for Ink (hope Archival and alcohol markers count?! If not,don’t mind if you delete)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Christmas Cuties

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up : Anything Goes/Optional Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sweet Christ-mouse Wishes

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

Once I spotted the adorable Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis I just knew I had to make another card for Christmas….2016!He’s been printed onto Neenah Desert Storm card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and highlighted with a white Soufflé pen.Some Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel has been melted around the edges.The same treatment has been given to the sentiment which is one of a few also included in the set.The candy cane embellishment started out as a plain wooden one.I applied a coat of Gesso over it then coloured the red stripes in with a permanent marker.What has managed to elude the camera is the added shine of  a couple of layers of clear embossing powder…never mind,I know it’s there 🙂 To complete the rustic feel given by the kraft and checks I tied a little jute button twine into a bow around it.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Sakura Red Permapaque Marker,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

Paper & Card : DP 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 & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Big Shot

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Jute Button Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Tic, Tac, Toe (Top line : Hand Coloured Image,Die Cuts,Use a Digi)

That Craft Place : Challenges for all Crafts-Kraft

The Corrosive Challenges : Add a Sentiment

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Critters

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Tic Tac Toe (Diagonally L-R : Bow(s),Digi Image,Sentiment)

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Winter

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Sweets for my Sweet

Jingle Belles Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Kraft or Buttons or Both

Cute Card Thursday : Food/Drink

ABC Christmas Challenge : ‘V’ is for Very Cute

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up (3 patterned papers are backing,top & bottom zigzags)

Whimsy Inspiration : Fall Colors or Christmas

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme 

City Crafter Challenge : Getting Ready For Christmas

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

An early gift for Christmas :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

Having already made all my 2015 Christmas cards I thought I’d make a start on NEXT year’s ones!!Unusual for me. Normally I’m finishing them and writing them on the last posting date 😉 Can you see my halo shining?Anyway…on to this beautiful little angel instead…she’s called Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna.I’m so sad they’e stopped making these little cuties but I’ve managed to source a few here and there.I’ve stamped then coloured onto Neenah Desert Storm card with my Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils.A sprinkling of Frantage around the edges to create some interest.The patterned papers are Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes that I managed to find in a sale at my local craft warehouse and I’ve used various dies to decorate along with a couple of flat backed pearls.Can you spot them 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink, Stampendous Frantage 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 & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Season’s Greetings,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Gems and/or Pearls

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Embossing

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut (I’ve used quite a few!)

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use A Die Cut  (I’ve used quite a few!)

Winter Wonderland : Christmas Flowers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes (use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)

Stamp and Create : Brown or Kraft Colour Challenge

Whoopsi Daisy : Hand Coloured Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x