Going bananas!

We have a colour challenge for you at Craft Your Passion this week :

Green,Yellow,Black and White.We also have three fabulous sponsors Lauretta’s Digital Stamps,CoCoDingo and Letraset.So 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 cute Baby Monkey Banana from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and coloured him with ProMarkers.The papers are printed from Craft The Year Away CD-rom from Funky Hand.I’ve mounted everything on black card.The image and mat have been cut using Grand Nestabilities Ovals.I’ve added some black brads and some fluffy fibres in keeping with the fuzzy little monkey.With such an impact of colour I decided to keep the layout simple.I also carried the design over into the inside :

Some challenges this card is for :

2 Sisters : Gingham or Plaid (I’ve actually used both!)
Sew Many Challenges : Ovals
Stamping for the Weekend : What a  Cutie
Southern Girls : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Creature Comforts 
Top Tip Tuesday : For the Kids
Get Funky! : Birthday Fun!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x
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Avast,me hearties?

At Craft Your Passion Challenges this week we want you to Text It.Which means we’d love to see you use text on your creations. We’re sponsored by the fabulous Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and CoCoDingo.

.Please check out how to play along and be in the chance for a prize on the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at The DT and GDT’s wonderful work while you’re there!

For my card I’ve used Little Pirate Boy from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and although it doesn’t show too well I added some Glaze Pen to the sword and his buttons.I’d had my eye on this paper pad for a while and just had to snap it up when it was half price at my local craft warehouse – and it was the last one!!Again it doesn’t show but the pirate ship comes ready glossed.I distressed all the edges and added some of my fave waxed cord and a charm.Rather than hunt through my stamps or print one off the computer I decided to cut out a greeting from a piece of the backing paper.

Supplies :
Image : Little Pirate Boy from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment : Taken from the papers (details below)
Mediums : Promarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Card & Paper : DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x8 Stack,Blue card from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners #2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Chocolate Waxed Cord,Ship’s Wheel Charm both from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Crafter’s Companion : One for the Boys
Sundays With Crissy : Time to De-stress
Kort O Mania : Anything Goes
Everbody Art : Maritim/Marine
Deep Ocean : Cards
Crafty Creations : Boyz to Men
Inky Impressions : Distressing
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments : Use a sentiment with at least 2 words
MAWTT : Favourite things – Distressing,ProMarkers,Waxed cord,Charms,and making boys/mens cards – yep,Imust be mad!!
Paper Crafting Journey : For Him
Crafty Calendar : Under the sea or water themed
A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Hear It For The Boys
Allsorts : Free and Easy
Totally Gorjuss : All About The Boys
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Quackers about spots!

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is You’ve Been Spotted.So we’d love to see your spotty creations.We’ve got two fabby sponsors too,Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and CoCoDingo Digital Stamps.For full details on how to play and be in for the chance of winning a prize hop on over to the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work while you’re there. 

I chose to work with Lauretta’s adorable Cute Duck.Here I’ve used the image to make an Easter card but there are many other occasions it could be useful for.I’ve coloured her with ProMarkers.I’ve also used them on the freebie sentiment from Netty’s Cards (please follow and respect her TOU).The papers are from a bargainous DCWV Mini Stack that I managed to pick up for £4.99!There are some great designs and lots of useful coordinating plain papers.I managed to find some matching ribbon in my stash.I’ve finished the flower centres with some sweet brads I picked up at my local craft warehouse.

Supplies :
Image : Cute Duck from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment : Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Papers : DCWV The Mini Stack 3
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Marianne Design Creatables Floral 1 Die,Big Shot
Embellishments : Satin Ribbon from stash,Dovecraft Designer Brads Flowers Pastel

Here are some challenges this card is for :

My Time to Craft : On the Spot
Papertake Weekly : Truly Dimensional (image and sentiment are layered up on foam tape,the flowers on pop dots) 
Passion For ProMarkers : Make your own embellishments
Top Tip Tuesday : Spring has Sprung
Die Cut Dreams : Easter
Creative Card Crew : Spring
Little Red Wagon : Easter
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Easter
The Paper Variety : Flowers
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Easter 
Delightful Challenges : Easter
Paper Romance : Paper Flowers
Pixie Dust Studio : Say It Out Loud
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge : Springtime
StampInsanity : Flower Power
Daring Cardmakers : Spring or Easter
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Spring has Sprung
Floweret : Easter
Fun With Shapes and More : Animals
Patties Creations : Easter or Spring
Stampin’ for the Weekend : Easter
Totally Paper Crafts : Spring
Tellen’s Place : Easter
Bee Crafty : Easter
Catch the Bug : Easter
Craft Your Days Away : Easter
Creative Inspirations : Easter
ECP : Easter
Shannon’s Sentiments : Easter
Little Claire’s : Animals
Fresh Brewed : Cute and Sweet
Sentimental Sundays : Celebrate Easter
Hanna and Friends : Easter
Inky Impressions : Flowers
Paper Pretties : 2 or more Designer Papers
The Crafty Pad : Easter
Dream Valley : Easter
I Did It Creations : Happy Easter
Scappy Frogs : Hoppy Easter
Sundays With Crissy : Spring is in the air/Baby Cards

TFL

Lisa x

Pretty Lacy

It’s time to get out all your pretty stuff and go Girly Girl for this week’s challenge at Craft Your Passion.We have the fabulous Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and CoCoDingo as sponsors.For details on how to play and the chance to win some free digi stamps please pay us a visit.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful work.We’re also always on the look out for GDT’s to join us every month so if you’re interested just add your name to the list.

Here I’ve used the beautiful Rockette from CoCo Dingo.I’ve made her pretty and girly but using different colours/papers she could easily be turned into a great image for a Teens card.She’s been coloured with Promakers.I’ve cut the base card and paper using Grand Nestabilties Dies.I didn’t want to cover up too much of this gorgeous paper so I just mounted her onto some coordinating card cut with my new Nellie’s Multi Frame dies and added a strip that has had the edge cut with a Nellie’s Multi Frame Border die.This has been overlayed with some lace from my stash.The ribbon rose has been created by my own fair hand!None of my glues would adhere the slippery material so I just formed it in my hands,turned it over and stitched the layers together.I’m really gonna have to invest in a hot glue gun.I couldn’t help but fashion some leaves too.All this from someone who can’t sew for a toffee!!

Supplies :
Image : Rockette from CocoDingo
Medium : Promarkers,Distress Ink Spun Sugar and Milled Lvendar
Card & Paper : Pink card from Core’dinations So Mod 6 x 6 pack,DP Kate Knight paper stack freebie from issue 87 Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Grand Nestabilites Grand Scallop Squares,Nellies Multi Frame  Flower,Nellie’s Multi Frame Border 2,Big Shot
Embellishments:Lace from stash,Ribbons from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up : Anything Goes
Guylou’s Inimitability : Anything Goes 
Paper Romance : Anything Goes  
Shelly’s Images : Let’s play with ribbon
Some Odd Girl : Handmade Elements Challenge
Stampin’ B’s : Use a flower
Pattie’s Creations : Make your own embellishments
Stamp Something : Flowers
Allsorts : Make you own flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges : Flowers
The Corrosive : Distressing
I Did It Creations : Punches or dies
Lexi’s Creations : Flowers
Paper Playtime : Digital Monday and Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : For the Girls
Wild Orchid : Anything Goes
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
The Creative Cottage : Fabulous Florals
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open Theme
One Stop Crafts : Spring Flowers
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Distress it
Crafty Sentiments : Spring
Pear Tree Designs : Ribbon

TFL

Lisa x

Merry Christmouse

It’s CHRISTMAS at Craft Your Passion this week!Now’s the chance to join us with any last minute Festive makes!You could be in for the chance to win digi stamps from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and CoCoDingo!!And please stop by to check out the fabulous DT and GDT’s creations too.

I’ve used Mousy Christmas from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps to create my card.This little cutie has been coloured with Promarkers,had his teeth whitened with an Inssentials gel pen and his eyes,nose and bauble have been given some shine with Glossy Accents.While they were still wet I dropped a gem into the centre for some sparkle.

I chose the die because I thought it had quite an ornamental feel to it and balanced the space on the left by punching 2 holes and tying a bow.The ‘plaque’ the sentiment has been stamped on is from the same die set but I turned it sideways and trimmed the top and bottom off.I distressed all the edges to give a mousy nibbled feel.

Supplies :
Image : Mousy Christmas
Sentiment : Dovecraft Noel Wooden Stamp
Mediums : Promarkers including Metallic Gold on the top of the bauble,Glossy Accents,Inkssential White gel pen,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Papermania 8 x8 Christmas Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Eastern Ovals,Big Shot,1/8” circle plier punch
Embellishments : Papermania Gem,Dovecraft Wine 3mm Satin Ribbon 

Some challenges this card is for :

2 Sisters : Christmas
ABC Christmas : Z for zero time left – I’ve chosen D for Decoration including the extra ribbon
Allsorts : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Anything Goes
Bee Crafty : Rough Around the Edges
CES : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge : Non-traditional Christmas colours
Crafty Ann’s : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Your Choice – Challenge 60 Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog : Christmas
Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge : At least 3 DPs
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations : Anything Goes Christmas
Cutie Sunday : Christmas
For Fun : Christmas
Freshly Brewed : Christmas
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Christmas
Gingerloft : Distressing
Karber Christmas Challenge : Challenge 4
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Christmas
I Did Creations : Anything Goes
Stampin’ for the Weekend : Christmas
StampInsanity : Happy Holidays,Your Way!
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats : Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge : Celebrations
Top Tip Tuesday : Christmas Inspiration

TFL

Lisa x

Christmas with Pizazz!

It’s ANYTHING GOES at Craft Your Passion this week!!So you’re free to make whatever you choose!!

We also have some fabulous news.We are being sponsored this week by Pizzazz Aplenty.The owner Judy is very generously giving away a $15 Goodie Pack to one lucky winner!But that’s not all – for every 50 entries one person will win digital stamps from either Lauretta’s Digital Stamps  or CoCoDingo Digital Stamps!!

With all that going on you’d be mad to miss it!So what are you waiting for ?Head on over to check out full details on how to play and take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful work.

I’ve used French Cutie from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.She’s not really a Christmas stamp you could use her anytime.She just reminded me of the type of image you seeon Victorian style Christmas card with all her lacy petticoats on show.She does look wintry too,keeping her hands warm in that muff.She’s been coloured with Promarkers and her tiny buttons have been given dimension with Ruby Red Liquid Pearls.

I decided to make a rossette using some beautiful Jezebel lace from Pizzazz Aplenty.Us DT were so lucky to recieve some gorgeous goodies from the store.I can tell you first hand I was so impressed with the quality of these products.The lace cut so perfectly I didn’t feel the need to sew the edges of the rossette together once I’d pulled it into shape.I’ve also used some fabulous  red Rhinestones to adorn the die cut corner pieces.I’ve also discovered a fantastic new tool!It’s called a Gel Picker and can be found on the same page as the Rhinestones.There is also an informative guide on how to use it.I had so much fun using it and boy did it make life a LOT easier.It’s a real ‘must have’.No more trying to pick them up with with tweezers only for them to ping across the  room or trying to position them with fumbling fingers.And most important of all  – no cursing when one of the little blighters escapes just as your youngest enters the room!

Supplies :
Image : French Cutie from Lauretta’s Digital Images
Sentiment: Computer generated by me!
Mediums : Promarkers,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Paper & Card : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment, Cuttlebug Vintage 2 x 2 Die Set (corners),Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Jezebel Lace,Rhinestones both from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this card is for :

ABC Christmas : Y for Yuletide (red & green)
Alota Rubber Stamps : Snowflakes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Companion Monthly : Christmas  
Challenge Up Your Life : Advent/Christmas
Crafts and Me : Dreaming of a White Christmas
Crafty Ann’s : Christmas
Lots To Do : Words
Crafty Ho’s : Any Religious Holiday
Cutie Sunday : Red & Green
Speedy the Cat : Red & Green
Sundays With Crissy : Christmas is coming
Kort O Mania  : Christmas Card
Secret Crafter : Christmas
Created By Hand : Christmas Countdown
Dutch Dare : Christmas Card /Tag or Ornament
Tuesday Throwdown : Embellish it
Stampavie and more : Snow/Snowflakes
Sew Many Challenges : Snowflakes
Cupcake Inspirations :
Paper Playtime : Snowflakes
Delicious Doodles : Use a digi
Design Dollies : At least 5 layers
ECP : Christmas
Inky Impressions : Christmas
Karber Christmas Challenge : Christmas card
Paper Romance : Winter Theme
Lollipop Crafts : Welcome Winter
The Shabby Tea Room : ‘Tis the Season
Stamp Something : Christmas Color Combo
Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes
StampInsanity : Lucious Lace
Stamp ‘n’ Doodle : Anything Goes Winter Theme
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes
The Stampman : Any 3 colours,Christmas (red,white & green)
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Snowflakes

TFL

Lisa x

Christmas Bird

Not that you’d want to serve this sweet little fella up with all the trimmings!

Over at Craft Your Passion it’s sketch time courtesy of the lovely Lauretta.And here’s her super sketch :

For full details on how to play and for the chance to win some digital stamps head on over.You’ll get to see the fabulous DT cards  made using this beauty too.

Don’t forget you can put your name on the list to join us as a Guest Designer.

I thought I’d take the opportunity to make another Christmas card as I’ve not gotten round to making too many yet.Ooops!I’ve used Winter Tweet from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.He looks so cute wrapped up warm and I just love his wellies!He’s been coloured with Promarkers and areas have been highlighted with anInkssentials White Gel Pen.I’ve also given his boots a coating of Glossy Accents to make them lovely and shiny.I created a crisp bed of snow for him to wade through with Liquid Pearls in White Opal .

Here’s a closer view :

Supplies :
Image : Winter Tweet from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment : Die cut from Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale paper pack
Mediums : Promarkers,Inkssentials White Gel Pen,Glossy Accents,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers : Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale paper pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Nestabilities Inverted Scallop Circle Die,Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : Buttons from a jar of Christmas colours from Colemans Craft Warehouse,Dovecraft satin dark green ribbon

Just a few challenges this is an entry for :

Lollipop Crafts : Christmas
Pile It On : Winter means … Wrapping up and playing with my family in the snow!!Oh , and looking forward to Christmas , of course!!
Whimsie Doodles : Let it snow
Tuesday Throwdown : Buttons and bows
The Pixie Cottage : Ribbon and bows
The Crafty Pad : Red and Green 
Stampin for the Weekend : Winter
Simple Doodles : Cute as a button
Scrappy Frogs : Merry Christmas
Sarah Hurley Challenges : Embossing
I Did It Creations : Wings
Fairy Fun Fridays : Buttons and Bows
PaperPlay : Let it snow,let it snow,let it snow
OSAAT : Choose a season or event
Speedy’s Friends Challenge : Have a circle on your card
Lexi’s Creations : Traditional Christmas Colours
Gingerloft Challenges : Great Outdoors
ECP : Snow
Delightful Challenges : Baby,it’s cold outside
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge : Anything Goes  
Whoopsi Daisy : Holiday
Creative Inspirations : Anything Christmas/Winter
Crazy 4 Challenges : Add Circles
Catch the Bug : Christmas Craft
Anything Goes : Let it snow
Alota Rubber Stamps : Let’s celebrate Christmas
ABC  Christmas : X is for Xmas
2 Sisters : Snowflakes
Digital Tuesday : Anything with wings

TFL

Lisa x

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