Bloomin’ bird!

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Cute.We have the super Cedar Chest Designs as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Mariken’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 Fat Birdie by Cedar Chest Designs.Just for a bit of fun I thought I would paper piece this little cutie.A Copic Sketch Marker was used to create a little shading around the birds eyes and underneath the bird.All the patterned papers are First Edition Boho Chic.I added a stamped sentiment layered onto a lacy circle cut from my new Crafts Too die set.I found this sweet metal tab whilst rooting around in my embellishment stash so of course it just had to end up on my card 😉

Supplies :

Image : Fat Birdie by Cedar Chest Designs
Sentiment :  So Tweet by Imaginisce
Mediums : Copic Sketch Marker,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Making Memories Metal Mini Circles Polo Club File Tab

Some challenges this is for :

One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : Birds of a Feather!
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf-challenge : Anything that flies
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge: Things with Wings
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
Crafting By Design : Paper Piecing
Crafts and Me : Use a digi
Crafty Creations : Keep It Simple
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes 
No Matter Which Challenges : Things with Wings
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
The Corrosive Challenges : Sentiment on the Front

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

Happy Brrrrr-thday!

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Just a reminder that the For a Child challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image to enter and one random winner will get 4 digi stamps of their choice.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

For my card I’ve used the totally cool Birthday Penguin by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.Now for this card I didn’t follow my usual creative process…in fact I had no idea where I was going with it.Sure I’d picked the image,papers and red card but normally I have some idea of a layout in my head.Not this time.Even the kraft base and layers were on a whim.Next I sifted through my large die collection to gain some inspiration.Plus this gave me the chance to use some of my newest and untouched dies 🙂 The arch shape would fit this little chap perfectly and I fancied making some bunting with these little flag shapes.I strung it up with some baker’s twine suspended on some brads to allow it some free movement.The lettering was made with an old die set that I haven’t used for years – literally!!The word ‘birthday’ is part of the sentiment that’s included with the image.I hand cut the fishtail piece running along the bottom of the card and added more brads.So for a card that I had no clue what  it was going to end up as  I’m pretty pleased how it turned out 🙂

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Birthday Penguin by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card :  DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another cut up for layering etc.)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Joy!Crafts Labels & Tags Flags Cutting Stencil,Sizzix Sizzlits Monde de Blonde Alphabet Decorative Strip,Big Shot
To Embellish : Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads,Trimcraft The London Line Bright Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wings
QKR Stampede : For A Child
Simply Create Too : Use Your Stash (papers,card,twine,brads)
Totally Papercrafts : Use Kraft
Creative Moments : Things with Wings
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Animal
Stampavie and More : For a Boy
Anything Goes Challenge : Heavy Metal
Bearly Mine Challenges :  Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Boys
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  A Card For A Child Or Teen
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Forever Friends :  Biweekly challenge : Diecuts/Punches
Lexi’s Creations : Punches and/or Dies
My Craft Spot : Cute Critters
Stamp with Fun : Birthday
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Have a monster Birthday!

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This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Make It Cute!!We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink  and The Robin’s Nest 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 adorable Monster Balloon Digital Stamp  by 2 Cute Ink and coloured him with ProMarkers.His balloon has given a coating of Glossy Accents.I’ve layered up various papers from the Kars Vector paper pad.I turn to this pad time and time again for male themed cards.You can just pick out that the one behind the monster is glittered too.I chose some green cardstock to coordinate and a few brads to match.Metal embellishments just seem so right on masculine cards 🙂 The sentiment has been made on my Dymo Labelmaker using a plain bold font this time,then cut into banner shapes.Love this little gadget 😀 This card is for my DH from my youngest son.

Supplies :

Image : Monster Balloon Digital Stamp by 2 Cute Ink 
Sentiment : Created with my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Mediums : ProMarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP Kars 6 x 6 Paperpad Vector,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads
 

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar :  Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Layer It Up
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Happy Birthday Fellas
Crafty Ribbons : One for the Boys
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
I love Promarkers :  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Can You Digi It  Male Birthdays
Creative Card Crew : Masculine 
Paper Minutes : Real Metal (brads)
Tuesday Alchemy  Anything Goes
Cards by Lady Anne/Stamp Anything Challenge :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

A little taggy waggy :)

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The new challenge at Just Some Lines is Create a Tag. Only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my tag I’ve used the adorable Party Dog by Just Some Lines and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.The balloons have had a good coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer altho’ it only really shows a little on the top of the green balloon in the pic.I decided to cut him out with the same shape tag as the base and inked around the edges in Sepia Archival Ink for definition.To create the layers of DP I cut them from the same die as the kraft base,embossed them and then trimmed away the excess to reveal the border.I also tore the edges for a ruff look (couldn’t resist!).The sentiment was stamped onto another die cut from the set and the edges were inked on that too.I added the brads and folded back the arms,legs (or whatever you call them…lol) back so that they would not be seen from the front.Some baker’s twine was tied to the small tag and some more along with a length of grosgrain ribbon onto the tag base.

Supplies :

Image : Party Dog by Just Some Lines
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Sepia Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP cArt-Us 6 x 6 Vector Paper Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Making Memories Primary Mini Circle Brads,Grosgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Hotshot Crafts : Anything but a Card
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Distressing
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : For a child
Guylou’s Inimitability : Bingo (Ribbon,Die Cut,Twine)
4 Crafty Chicks : Twine
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Birthdays are Fun
Paper Shelter Challenge : Celebrations
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration :Add some metal
Bearly Mine : Lace/Ribbon/Twine
Crafty Sentiments : Fancy Folds or Non-Square
Creative Card Crew : Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Tag You’re It – Make a tag or use a tag 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything but a Square
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything But a Card
 
*As this is a tag rather than a card I won’t be offended if it is deleted due to it not being suitable for any of the challenges* 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Totally charming!

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Just a reminder that the Add a Charm challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image  to enter and one random winner will get 4 digi stamps of their choice.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

For my card I’ve used Emo – Hello World by Just Some Lines.Isn’t  she a delight 🙂 I’ve coloured her with Polychromos pencils and some Distress Ink has been applied around the edges.Some First Editions Family Ties papers have been to chosen to go with her.A die cut flower from matching paper has been added.I wrapped some paper twine around the brad in the centre then tied 2 charms on the ends.I stamped a sentiment (love these mini sets from Kaisercraft),cut it into a banner shape and attached a cute wooden ladybird to the end.

Supplies :

Image : Emo – Hello World by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Life Kaisercraft Clear Mini Stamp Set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop Ink Pad,Old Paper Distress Ink Pad
Paper & Card : DP First Editions Fanily Ties,Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Marianne Design Round Flower,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Big Shot
To Embellish : Making Memories Brad,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds, Paper Twine  and charms from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Cute Card Thursday : A Different Corner
DRS Designs : Brads
Happy Campers : Flowers – use something digital
Moving Along With The Times : Punch it Out
Paper Crafting Journey : For a Girl
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : One for the Girls
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment : Diecut
Creative Card Crew : Girly
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday : No twist! Anything Goes
Critter Sketch : Bring On The Metal
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Girly
Love to Create : Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Use a Digi
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

‘Berry’ sweet shabby chic

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This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Vintage or Shabby Chic.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage as our sponsor too. Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the most delightful Mushroom Elf – Strawberries  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.You really ought to check out their shop.The images are just enchanting!You might be able to tell I like these – a lot!I’ve coloured her on hammer textured card using Copic Ciao Markers and turned her little cap into a Fly Agaric,adding white gel pen to the spots.As soon as I saw her I knew I had to use these beautiful papers lurking in my stash.They are  my absolute favourite and I’ve tried hard NOT to use them…lol…I love the fact that they have coordinating plain papers too.All edges on these have been roughed up with a Paper Distresser.I added some cheesecloth attached with staples,a small length of lace and some blossoms,with die cut leaves,made from the same hammered card having pearls adhered to the centres to embellish.Well,you have to have pearls with lace don’t you? 😉

Supplies :

Image : Mushroom Elf – Strawberries by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories ( I’ve had these for years and don’t remember which collection),Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Green Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Nestabilities  Classic Rectangles Large and Classic Scallop Rectangles Large,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves , Big Shot,Woodware Regular Flower Punch
To Embellish : Cheesecloth,Staples,Lace and Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Corrosive Challenges : Out with the Old (papers,cheesecloth,staples,lace and flat back pearls)
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes 
Opus Gluei : Free for All
PanPastel UK Challenge :  Anything Goes 
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes 
2 Sister : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Crafty Creations : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed :Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly : Cute and Girly
Cards Galore  : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Layers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 
 
 

 

Up,up and away!

This week at Craft Your Passion it’s time for a photo inspiration challenge.We have the fabulous Some Odd Girl as our sponsor.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

Here’s a little peek at the pic :

For my card I’ve used A little lift from Just Some Lines.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the sky created with Distress Ink using a template from Bev Rochester’s blog All the Things I Love.I applied it with an old Kabuki makeup brush (thoroughly cleaned and dried first,of course!!),kind of squeezing the bristles into a point.This way it adds more definition to the edged of the inking and enables you to get in close to the image.When I first saw this photo the papers and image just popped into my head and just seemed so perfect.All the blue card is a lovely pearlised and textured card but not sure if this comes across in the photo.I added some brads and acute metal tab from a pack I picked up in a bargain bucket at my local craft warehouse.

Supplies :

Image : A little lift from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP K & Co, Blue card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Large Circles,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Marianne Design Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern Punch Doily Border
To Embellish : Making Memories Metal Mini Circles Polo Club File Tab,Making Memories Primary Mini Circle  Brads  

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Recipe ; 1 Circle 3 Brads
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy :  Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Clouds
Creative Craft Challenges :Three (3 papers,3 brads)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz : Don’t be square

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Halloween is a-brewing!

Anything Halloween is the challenge at Just Some Lines this time.There’s the chance to win a brilliant prize or picked as part of the Top 3.If you use a Just Some Lines image you choose to make an anything goes project or play along using the theme.Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used Witches Tea from Just Some Lines and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The sentiment,also coloured with Copics,comes with the image and as a bonus there is a second phrase,Tea for Two.What  a great deal!The papers are from a freebie set by Shery K Designs and the edges have been roughed up with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.Some black lace has been stapled across the horizontal panel and I’ve turned the sentiment into a banner,adding a large brad.

Now for some good news!

This Weekend Only

50% Off 

All Halloween Stamps

at Just Some Lines

Special ends on Sunday 21st October

What a fantastic offer and it couldn’t have come a t a better time with Halloween just round the corner!

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Witches Tea by Just Some Lines
Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP Shery K Designs,Lime Green card from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Making Memories Watercolour Brite Large Brads ,Lace & Purple staples from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : S for Skeletons, Spiders & Anything Spooky
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Halloween /Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas :  Halloween /Spooky 
Crafty Catz : Halloween
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Halloween / Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Raise The Bar : Witch
Always Something Creative : Halloween
Creatalicious Challenges : Halloween
Heck of a Challenge : Spooktacular
Ladybug Crafts : Halloween and/or favourite embellishments
Lia Stampz Challenge : Halloween
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Halloween
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Halloween with Distressing
C.R.A.F.T. : Use metal on your card (Brad & Staples)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Halloween colours
Sassy Studio Designs : Halloween spooktacular
Shelly’s Images : Spooky
Crafting for all Seasons : Spooky
Divas by Design : Spooky
Can You Digi It : Creepy & Kooky 
Forever Friends :  Halloween,/Autumn
Lexi’s Creations : Halloween 
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It’s a Wee bit sketchy

There’s a super sketch to follow at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous Sweet Stamps as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

Here’s the sketch :

For my card I’ve used a cutie from a freebie Wee Stamps set that was in a craft magazine.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch markers.The pretty papers are freebies from another magazine.I’ve added stitching with a Sew Easy tool.I don’t use this as often as I should 😦 How often do we spend money on a ‘must have’ only for it to lurk in the back of a cupboard?!The sentiment is from the same freebie set and I hand cut the flowers from the inside back cover of the booklet the papers came in,for more substance,then added a brad to each centre.

Supplies :

Image & sentiment : Magazine freebies
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch markers,Memento Rich Cocoa Dew Drop ink pad
Papers & card : DP  magazine freebie,Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card 
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,decoupage scissors,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool
To embellish : Making Memories brads,We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Amusing Challenges : Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges : Summer 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges : Anything Goes
Let`s Ink It Up : All Girls
Opus Gluei : Seasons
Pile It On  : Cute as Can Be
Little Claire’s : Summer/Holidays
Secret Crafter : Bright and Cheerful 
ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Use stitching
Crafts and Me : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge :  Let’s Not Be Square
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Free Theme
Creative Craft Challenges :  Summertime
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Summer 
Paper and Such Design : Stitching Real or Faux
Sassy Cheryl’s : Polka Dot’s Everywhere

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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