Christmas Presence

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments Designs 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.

Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs could be used for any gift giving occasion.Here I’ve chosen Christmas.Her clothing and neatly wrapped parcel have been paper pieced and the rest has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The papers and colours are both non traditional but I thought the pastel shades would add some pretty festive cheer 🙂 The background panel has been created using a patchwork style design onto kraft card.Some complimetary ric-rac,from the same collection,has been stretched across the bottom.The greeting is stamped directly onto the base.The wooden wreath was a little too golden yellow to coordinate with the kraft so a couple of ink pads were used to tone it down a bit.This shall be another Christmas card for 2017 – I’ve now made 4 in total for NEXT year!!

Supplies :

Image : Blitz with present by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments,

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Mini Distress Ink Pad,Memento Desert Sand Dew Drop Ink Pad

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from crafty stash

Tools :Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Medium Patchwork Shapes,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Pink Ric-Rac Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Christmas

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft : Always Anything Goes

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Christmas/Holiday

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Christmas and/or Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Always Anything Christmas Goes

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

Crafty Purple Frog : Magic of Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Layers or Layer It

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Christmas

Open-Minded Challenges : Christmas/Hanukkah

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas is Coming

Sweet Stampers : Christmas

Crafty Calendar : Christmas Time

Crafty Friends Challenge : Merry Christmas

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Jess(t) a note

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button 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 inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Here I’ve coloured the beautiful Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps with Copic  Ciao Markers.I’ve gone for a more unusual combo of purple with accents of olive green to compliment the paper and even gone out of my usual comfort zone with her skin tones too!The design has been kept quite simple by using a musical note embossing folder and die cut some circles with outer edge stitching to allow the paper to peek through.Wish the smallest size was…well…smaller so the placement could have been a bit more random but I like the effect anyway 😉 Finished with a die cut and stamped button sentiment.Been wanting to use these again for a while but misplaced the die.I only found it when I was looking for something else I’d lost in my crafty stash!!

Supplies :

Image : Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die

Paper & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus an extra one for die cutting and embossing)

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Embossing wet or dry (dry used)

Di’s Digis Designs :  Add A Sentiment

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : October –  Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights  :  October –  Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : October – Autumnal Twist – include Kraft paper or products

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes!

Crafting By Designs : October Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Die cuts/punches

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Music and Dance

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Patterned Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking sharp!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Use Your Favourite Image.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.

As I LOVE hedgehogs I just had to choose the most adorable The Hedgehog  by Crafty Sentiments Designs.He’s been stamped directly onto the card base then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and blending solution on his body and face for a smoother appearance.The sentiment was stamped in place before the kraft card overlay with die cut apertures was adhered to the card front with foam pads.Some jute twine was wrapped around the bottom of the panel and wooden flower buttons scattered across the top right corner to finish the card to give it a rustic feel.

 

Supplies :

Image : The Hedgehog by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card :  Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Card Blank

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Flower Button from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Love to Scrap : Use 2 or more Flowers

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Hand-colored image

The Crazy Challenge : Burlap and/or Twine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge  : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

My Time to Craft : Stitching (real or faux)

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin : Cute and Cuddly (altho’ I’m not sure how cuddly a hedgehog is?!)

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Woodland Creatures

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use Kraft

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes with Coloured Image

 

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Animals/Creatures

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Animals

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Stamp It

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

In the swim

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Kids.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 started by giving Josh – Underwater by Crafty Sentiments Designs a coating of Pebeo Drawing Gum then created some undersea ripples with a few blue Distress Inks and the torn edge of a piece of copier paper,when it had dried.Once that was done I rubbed off the masking fluid and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers followed by  some 3D Crystal Lacquer on his goggles and the bubbles.I cut a frame from some textured card using one of my new dies 🙂 This was mounted onto the card front with foam tape for added dimension.I printed the sentiment,made by me in Word,onto more of the same card and that was also mounted on foam tape.A few dew drops were dotted around to complete the watery feel.

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Underwater by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Distress Inks in Faded Jeans,Broken China and Tumbled Glass,3D Crystal Lacquer,Pebeo Drawing Gum,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card : Leather Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Square,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Big Shot

To Embellish : Clear Acrylic Dew Drops from stash

 

Some Challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Summer

Cutie Pie Challenge : Splish,Splash,Splosh

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Father’s Day/For a Male

Di’s Digis Designs : Summer

Hiding in my Craft Room : Masculine

My Time to Craft : Summertime

Scrappers Delights  :  Anything Goes

Send a Smile for Kids : Punches and/or Die Cuts for Kids

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Colored Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Craft for the Craic : Something Masculine

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Sun & Surf

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Summer Fun

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Male Project

Star Stampz Challenge : With Kids

TIME OUT Challenges : Masculine With A Twist Of Mixed Media

Crafty Gals Corner : Summer Fun

Stampaive and More : Summer

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Summertime

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Inky Chicks : Father’s Day or Male

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Well red(head)!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

I thought I’d have a little fun using Anne with E by The East Wind.After colouring her with watercolour pencils I decided to make an inky,splodgy  background so I pulled out some Pebeo Drawing Gum that I bought a little while back for this purpose.In the past I’ve found to my cost that paper masking just does not work well with this technique and this did the job beautifully,especially as the inks had been watered down to allow them to splat better!Once the inks were dry I then over stamped with a script stamp.Then I removed the gum,which came away very easily.The only mistake I think I made was colouring the image first as it seemed a little faded but was soon rectified by adding more pencil where needed.I also added some white gel pen highlights at this stage.I just had to try out my newly purchased dies to add an aperture to the paper to frame her and to create the border at the bottom 🙂 I stamped the flowers,a past magazine freebie, onto some textured card before fussy cutting them.I made the little book to add to the front.I was going to fill the pages with more of the script stamp but actually thought I would instead write words of encouragement to the recipient when this type of card is needed.I finished off by adding two jute twine threaded buttons to the flower centres that were visible.

Supplies :

Image : Anne with E by The East Wind

Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Flowers : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks Earthtones (watered down to allow them to drip and be splattered from a paintbrush),Sepia Archival Ink,Pebeo Drawing Gum

Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for border)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Stitched Hearts and Accolade,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Yellows Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Say It With Flowers

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : V=Variety of Colors

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Coloured Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Stitching Real or Faux (stitch effect dies)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Watercolor

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bloom-in’ Dreams ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button 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 inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve coloured up the beautiful and serene Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps with Polychromos Pencils along with some Iridescent Medium painted over the hummingbird and her eyelids to give a shimmer to her green eye shadow.You may just be able to make it out?It was then cut out with a die to make it seem as though she had been torn from a sketch book.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto this piece too.I have to admit the card base was a little too small to place it elsewhere!I really wanted to use this die to cut the shaped card from as I thought it a good match for her hairstyle,so I had to compromise with the size.It measures around 5″ x 5″.The pretty paper was part of a magazine freebie.I stretched the lace across and held it in place with decorative staples.The flower,also supposed to a peony, I made myself by die cutting some white self adhesive fabric as it had a lovely texture.I coloured all the layers with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and once dry I shaped the layers.I left the backing paper on the bottom flower to give it more stability.As I didn’t want the second flower or stamens to stick to anything else I dusted the backs with talc…which worked beautifully 🙂 A black gem has been added to the centre.Three white flat backed pearls adorn the top right hand corner as I always think they go so well with lace 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Mix Media “Peony” by Little Blue Button Stamps

Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers (to colour fabric flower)

Paper & Card : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from Stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 16 XXL,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Flowers & Stamen from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Butterfly Craft Stapler,Lace from The Works,Black Gem and White Flat Backed from stash,

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Card for a Woman

Glitter n Sparkle : One For The Ladies

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

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

QKR Stampede : Feminine Cards/Mother’s Day

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Kraft / Die Cut (used both)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge : Things with Wings and Pearls (top right hand corner)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A spot of colour :)

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Well,here is my second card as Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

I thought I’d go creative with the colours on this cutie from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris and make him really swing too!I made an aperture tent card and once I’d coloured the image with Copic Ciao Markers along with some white gel pen highlights I fussy cut it.There are also touches of  3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes,nose and the ends of his antennae.The branch is cut freehand then the image is attached using jump rings to allow him to swing freely.The sentiment is from the same set and the colourful papers are Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers which compliment the Ladybugs perfectly.A scattering of die cut flowers with micro bead centres and a couple of bows to finish everything off 🙂

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer

Card : American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 32 XXL,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Magazine freebie Yellow Micro Beads,White Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cupcake Inspirations :  Inspiration #357 

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Dragonfly Journeys : Earn Your Stripes!

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girl : Any Image

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Spring

Crafting Musketeers : Spring is in the Air

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Spring Colours,Die Cut)

Open-Minded Challenges : Easter/Spring/Pastels

Scribbles Designs Challenge : A Little Note to BUG You

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Stripes and Polka Dots (stripes on paper & polka dots on ladybug)

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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