A spot of thinking

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Isn’t Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs adorable?I’ve coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers along with white gel pen highlights then fussy cut her.I die cut a full stitched rectangle then attached it to a card base the same size.Two pieces of patterned paper were cut with the next size down die before the tops were torn.I added some die cut grass at the bottom to ground her.This is in two strips overlapped as one piece wasn’t quite long enough.Sillicone glue gives it dimension.I popped a little bird in the there too,inked a little to define him.I die cut another stitched rectangle and wrote the sentiment on in white gel pen.Please excuse my terrible handwriting :S I had intended to add a printed version from a CD-rom that has elements to match the papers but when sized it to fit on the card the wording wasn’t that clear.But I do like the white pen on this paler type of kraft card.For the final touch I added a scattering of sequins 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Handwritten in white gel pen

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road Freebie from past issue of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Marianne Design Grass with Birdhouse and Bird,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Use Your Stuff : Kraft

Where the HeART is : Sparkle & Bling / Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

A Gem of a Challenge : Don’t be a Square

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : To Die For

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

That’s the way the Cookie crumbles!

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This is my card I’ve made for Day 2 of the New Releases showcase at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog featuring Cookie – Let’s Eat and will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs shop soon.

April New Release

Make sure you pay the inspirational blog a visit and check out all the wonderful creations the DT are sharing!

After stamping Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs onto kraft card I coloured this cutie up with Polychromos pencils to get a furry effect.Once the bowl had been coloured some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied for shine an dimension.His eyes and nose have been given the same treatment.I’ve teamed the image with some Authentique Celebrate papers.All corners on the layering have been punched.The sentiment has been stamped and each circle die cut.A trio of button topped die cut flowers decorate the bottom right hand corner and a length of ribbon stretched across the centre of the card.The little white ‘buckle’ to brighten the card is recycled from an old bra strap!Don’t worry it had been washed first 😛 LOL

Supplies :

Image : Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,Red & Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (small circle perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot

To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Wilko Red Grossgrain Ribbon (to be found in their Christmas Department),Jute twine from stash,White Buckle recycled from an old bra

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Catch The Bug : Recycle, Upcycle or use Household item (White Buckle recycled from an old bra)

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : For a Child

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Never forget it’s your Birthday!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

What a sweetie Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs is.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,with white gel pen on her hat,to match these pretty magazine freebie papers.Even the little tab peeking out from behind the image was cut from a sheet.The piece the sentiment is on is hand cut.I chose this particular flower die so it allowed the paper to show through.A gem has been added to the flower she’s holding in her trunk as well as the centre’s of the die cut ones.A strip of three tiny gems has been applied to the top left corner for extra sparkle 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card :  DP Bo Bunny freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stampin’ Up Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Use a Die Cut

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~ Flora and Fauna

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Coloring Showcase

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Girly Cards

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Circles or Pies

Di’s Digis Designs : Lots of Layers

Inkspirational : Pink and Grey

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

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Anything Goes

Inky Impressions : Let’s Hear It For The Girls

Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use Dies and/or Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Flowers for Mum with love

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Let’s Get Sentimental.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 coloured up the super sweet I Love Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs  with Copic Ciao ans Sketch Markers.I dug out these fabulous papers and lots of dies along with some distressing for extra detail.The tag sentiment I stamped out and hand cut.Flat backed pearls,frilled ribbon and a little jute twine have been added to embellish.I thought this darling image would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card for my M-I-L (We celebrate in March in the UK,so I was being good and getting ahead!).But I could see this little beauty being used for so many more occasions 🙂

Supplies :

Image : I Love Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad and past freebie Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12×12 Tumbled Glass & Dried Marigold

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Memory Box Fringe Border Die,Marianne Design Circles,Swirl from Marianne Design Ribbon Flower 3,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls & Jute Twine from stash,Pebbles Orange Ribbon

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Anything Goes

Pile It On : Homemade Embellishments (Rolled roses and butterfly)

Stamping Sensations : February  Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Add a Tag 

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

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : More Than One  (3 roses and 3 pearls)

Alphabet Challenge : Y for You Choose

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add Flowers

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Fantastic Florals

C.R.A.F.T. : Make Your Own Embellishments (Rolled roses and butterfly)

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Stamp

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

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Kiss-mass Wishes :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Decorations.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.

Who wouldn’t want a Christmas kiss from the lovely Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs?She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the mistletoe berries given dimension with Liquid Pearls.Unfortunately the camera has failed to pick up on the 3D Crystal Lacquer on her boots – but it is there,honest 🙂 She’s been fussy cut to allow her to be added to the wreath.I made this by die cutting a kraft card ring,then arranging die cut foliage of holly leaves and two types of pine branches,letting the base cardstock to peek through.All topped off with a couple of sprigs of mistletoe – of course!I trimmed one stem to make it a little shorter than the other.That’s the beauty of this die as you can decide how you want to make it up as all the components are cut separately.The ribbon hanging loop has been stapled on for security then covered with the bow for a neater finish.A few recycled pearly buttons have been scattered around for extra decoration 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls,3D Crystal Lacquer

Cardstock : Kraft and two Green tones from stash,White Pearlescent (for die cut berries) Kars X-mas Collection

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set (for holly leaves),Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen Mistletoe,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Gingham Ribbon from stash,Buttons cut from the kids old school shirts

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls (hope liquid ones count?!)

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything BUT Cards

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Everything Goes

Cheery Lynn Designs : Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows

Quirky Crafts : Anything Christmas

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

Allsorts : Use at least 3 Diecuts

Alphabet Challenge : T is for Tis The Season

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Christmas

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Decorate to Celebrate : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cuts

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes – Holiday

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Gift’ me snow ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is everyone’s favourite Anything Goes.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.

It seems funny making Christmas cards in the throes of Summer but when you find an image as beautiful as My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs it makes you feel the need.Plus the fact it takes time to create each one you really should be prepared!!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers along with a few white gel pen highlights.For the fur on her trims Fluffy Stuff has been used and Polar White Flower Soft,for a different texture,added for snow.I do tend to stick to a basic layout and just mix it up a bit with different papers,card,images and embellishments.It does help with ploughing through with batch making.Designs are also kept simpler these days with the cost of postage!Baker’s Twine and a charm complete the card – I also know these will pass the 5mm mark and not have incur the Large Letter Stamp fee 🙂

Supplies :

Image : My Gift by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Polar White Flower Soft,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green Cardstock from stash,DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Snowflake Charm from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ  : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : “Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Snowflakes

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

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Noor! Designs UK : Christmas

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Frame It

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jingle Belles : Postal (postage stamps/delivery/mailbox or postcard)

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Frame It Out

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Snow In Summertime

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Snow much fun at Christmas :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Holiday.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.

What a cute couple A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs make 🙂 They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and some lovely texture has been provided with Fluffy Stuff.It makes excellent snow but it’s also great for those furry festive trimmings too.Quite a simple designed card with the embossed panel but a touch of luxury has been added with some sumptuous velvet ribbon.Just love using jingle bells too – no good for posting tho’ 😦 Reserved for hand delivered cards only.These are attached with Baker’s Twine here.Thought the lovely wording was the perfect accompaniment to this darling pair.Think I might give this to my DH but will have to wait and see what he’s getting me for Christmas first…LOL – just kidding 😉

Supplies :

Image : A Fun Christmas by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Marianne Design Stamp Fairy Christmas Sentiments

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Archival Jet Black Ink,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff

Cardstock : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Kars X-mas Collection Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Big Shot

To Embellish : Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Artemio Golden Bells,Velvet Ribbon from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Always Something Creative : Clean and Simple

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Favourite Holiday (Christmas)

SLS Lines Challenge : Christmas/Creepmas in July

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Ditch the Design Papers

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge) :  Add Ribbon or Washi Tape

The Ribbon Girls : Just add Ribbon

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Two of Something (Bells)

Scrappers Delights Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Christmas in July

Whimsy Inspiration :  Christmas In July

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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