Side stepping sk8r

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is RED,WHITEBLUE – It’s Presidents Day.We have the fab Mami Doodles and Robin’s Nest as our sponsors!.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 made a 5 x 7 Side Step card using Nick with Skateboard from Mami Doodles.He’s been coloured with FlexMarkers with touches of white gel pen to add highlights.I’ve fussy cut him and placed him over a die cut star,with the white one being embossed.The sentiment has been printed on my Brother P-Touch.When playing around with it I found a rather nifty frame section.I’ve embellished with paper thread and white brads.Unfortunately the right hand side seems a little dull and shadowy in the pic.I think my camera tends to pick the most prominent parts to home in on.Still at least it shows the image off well 😀

Supplies :
Image : Nick with Skateboard by Mami Doodles
Sentiment : Printed on my Brother P-Touch Label Printer
Colouring mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Paper & Card : DP DCWV All About Boys,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock pad,Craft UK Limited 5×7 card blank,White card from stash
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer, Decoupage scissors,X-cut Dielicious  Star Nesting Dies,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To embellish : Paper thread,White brads

Some challenges this is for :

Allsorts :  Free and Easy February
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Don’t Be Square
Crafty Ann’s : Bold & Bright
Crafty Catz : Favourite Things (paper thread and brads,these are my fave boy papers too!)
Fabulous Friday : Brads or Eyelets
Hotshot Crafts : One for the Boys
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Male Birthday
Craft Us Crazy : Everyone has Favourites (paper thread and brads,these are my fave boy papers too!)
Shelly’s Images  : Anything goes
Cooking It Up With Katie : A Spooled Metal Sentiment
Inky Impressions :  Punches/Dies
Paper Pretties :  Unique fold
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything goes 
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything but square card
Creative Card Crew :  Masculine
Digital Tuesday : Use Your Stash

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Looking rosy

Just For You is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous Mami Doodles as our sponsor too.Please check out the rules on how to play along over at the challenge site.Don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful DT and GDT’s inspiration while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Lara with Roses from Mami Doodles.She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.The papers were a freebie Kate Knight pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I used some coordinating card to pick out the colours in the image and papers.I’ve also used several dies and punches along with a Papermania embossing folder.I’ve added some gems and thread to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Lara with Roses from Mami Doodles
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers in ,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Kate Knight freebie pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Collossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch, Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Tonic Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2 and Ovals 2,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large and Classic  Scalloped Circle Large,Papermania Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : 4mm,3mm,2mm Clear Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss Aqua

Here are some challenges this card is for :

The Crafty Pad  : Lots of Texture
Dream Valley : Summer Theme
I Did It Creations : Floral
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Favourite Technique (colouring – especially with my new Copics!)
Crazy 4 Challenges : Summer Themed
One Stop Craft : Summertime
Totally Gorjuss : Summertime
Card Makin’ Mamas : Summertime
Aud Sentiments: Sentiment with at least 2 words
Charisma Cardz : All About Flowers
Stamp Insanity : Anything Goes 
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open challenge
Stampavie and more : More than 3 layers
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean : Cards
Scrap Creations : Summer
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Square cards

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

April showers…

 …bring forth May flowers.

As it’s the first Monday of the month we have our usual Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion.We also have 4 fabulous sponsors Mami Doodles,Digital Delights by Louby Lou,The Charm Barn and Crafter’s Companion.So to be in for the chance to win play along.Full details on the challenge site.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I was lucky enough to get to work with Rainy Day.Isn’t she a real cutie?She’s been coloured with Polychromos that have  blended out with low odour oil thinners using a paper stump.It may be difficult to pick up but I gave the raindrops and puddles a coating of Glossy Accents for a watery effect.I had planned on applying some Sakura Clear Glaze Pen on her wellies and mac as it’s flatter than GA but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get the ink to flow.That’s what you get for not using stuff often enough I suppose 😦 I chose these cheerful papers with the saying in mind and given the nature of the card I was creating.The sentiment was computer generated by me and I used thread for a change to ribbon to suspend it.I punched some daisies in some of the pink paper and added some clear acrylic dew drops.These ones aren’t the expensive cardmaking ones.I bought these Wedding table decoration ones from eBay in a larger quantity and for a lot less.They’ve been adhered with GA as not only does it dry crystal clear but it ensures they remain firmly on your card!

Supplies :
Image : Rainy Day by Mami Doodles
Sentiment : By me!
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low odour oil thinners,Glossy Accents
Papers : Making Memories
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Dovecraft Seagull Corner Punch,Siesta  Small Corner Rounder Punch,Daisy PunchNellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Big Shot
Embellishments : Clear acrylic dewdrops,Thread from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

CCEE : Buttons,buckles,bows,brads…not!
Delightful Challenges : Flowers
Amber’s Crafts & Stuff : April Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown : Florals
Pals Paper Arts : Punches
Iris’s Spot : At least 2 Patterned Papers
Cardmakin Mamas : Embellish it!
Crafty Catz : April Showers
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes
Raise the Bar : April Showers (or any kind of weather) 
The Res-Q-Challenge : Corner Rounder
Stamp Something : April Digi Day
By The Cute and Girly : Cute and Girly
One Stop Craft Challenge : Spots and Dots
Crafty Calendar  Challenge : April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
2 Sisters : Get Well/Thinking of You
7 Kids College Fund : Seeing Spots
Allsorts : Blooming Blossoms
Cupcake Inspirations :
Desert Island Crafts : 5.Dots 7.Childs image 9.Bright Colours
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Whatever
My Sheri Crafts : April Showers
I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Let’s Get Wet
The Crafty Pad : Flowers


Lisa x