Which basket is witch?

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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.

I decided to make a Halloween style Slatted Basket to go with the adorable Isobel – Broom and Lantern by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Such a sweet witch!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers before being fussy cut and added to the front of the basket.These fun papers are glittered on the cute monsters side and you can just make out them twinkling on camera – for a change 😉 A couple of buttons threaded with some paper raffia (torn into narrower strips to fit through the buttonholes) have been adhered to either side where the handle is attached for a little decoration.I even raided the sweets we’d bought for all the Trick or Treaters who we are expecting to come knocking at our door for the purpose of these shots.They did all make it safely back into the bag 🙂

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Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Broom and Lantern by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper : Best Creations Inc. Trick or Treat range

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Paper Raffia Ribbon from stash,Papermania Buttons Greens

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Aurora Wings Challenge : Anything Goes

Colouring in Scrapland : Autumn

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow (on the buttons)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Inspired by Your Favourite Candy (Halloween sweets – always hoping to bag some leftovers but am usually left bitterly disappointed!)

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Autumn/Halloween

The Paper Girls : Halloween

Amusing : Halloween

Angie’s Digital Stamps : Anything Goes with optional twist Halloween

Dragonfly Journeys : Trick or Treat!

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~ Autumnal

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Halloween Colours

Robyn`s Fetish : Anything But a Card for Halloween

Crafty Calendar : October – Halloween

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs :  Halloween or/and Use Black, Green, Orange, Purple

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

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

My Time to Craft : Autumnal Colours or Halloween

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Halloween or Autumn

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Halloween

Cute Card Thursday : Halloween

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Autumn/Harvest/Halloween

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Crafting By Designs : Halloween

Crafty Gals Corner : Be Fab-BOO-Lous

Paper Shelter Challenge : Halloween

Stampaive and More : Halloween

The Crafty Addicts : Autumn Colors

Wonderful Wednesdays :  Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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A Basket of Flowers – Easel-y!

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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.

**I’m late posting this as my internet is still not good 😦 Wish they’d sort it out!!**

I’ve coloured up the sweet Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs with watercolor pencils.I made a pretty shaped easel card to display her on.The stopper is made by die cutting the sentiment four times out of watercolour card and layering it all together,adhering with wet glue.The ribbon threaded border is a Martha Stewart punch.Some flowers were die cut with flat backed pearls added to the centres and the leaf sprays hand cut from a piece of coordinating paper.

Supplies :

Image : Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card & Paper : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad, Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Freebie Sentiment Die from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker),Ribbon from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Leaves

The Paper Shelter Challenge : Blooming Days

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Patterned Paper

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with Optional : Use a Die

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Feminine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with a twist: Girlie

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World More Than 1 Fold

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Best wishes all round

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Birthday.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.

So,I thought I’d play with my recently acquired Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle again to colour the adorable Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I chose these muted tone papers and distressed the edges too.Decided to add a lot of die cut circles and rolled some scraps of the papers to make the candles,hand cutting the flames.They’ve been tied together with some jute twine and the same twine has been used the to thread the buttons at the top of the card.As this was meant for my DH’s Birthday I gave it a masculine feel – well,hopefully 😉

Supplies :

Image : Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Mediums :  Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Paper Embellishments and/or Chipboard

Amusing : Anything Goes

Penny Black and More : Birthdays

Quirky Crafts : Raining Cats and Dogs

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Artistic Stampers : All Things Distressed

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Sentiment,Lots of Layers)

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

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Card for a Man

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

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

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Animal & Why  – very difficult to choose but…going to have to go with DOG as we have a sweet,crazy rescue girl Socksteddies

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts,Stamp/Digi Image,Buttons)

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Paper Shelter Challenge : For The Boys

Stampaive and More : Button and/or Charm

Wonderful Wednesdays :  Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just for you – a blog hop!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring.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.

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We also have a Blog Hop over the 3 days of New Releases!Starting from the 1st until the 3rd of March all you have to do to be in the chance of entering the draw for a prize is visit each DT member’s blog and leave a comment,then return to the Inspirational Blog and comment there too 🙂 Don’t forget to check each day of the New Releases!The draw will take place on Saturday with a prize given for each day 😀

If you are following the hop then you should have arrived here from Laurigami.After commenting here you will need to go over to Christy next…

Here’s the list in order in case you get lost :

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Laurigami

Lisa (Me)

Christy

Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog

 

Meet the gorgeous Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I decided to feature her on a flower shaped easel card and layer up her beautiful bloom for extra dimension :

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She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.There’s also Crystal Glamour Dust on the flower centre and 3D Crystal Lacquer on her shoes.I chose a piece of pretty foiled paper to go with her.I found a sentiment that I thought was quite apt!The flowers are actually made by taking the smallest die from the set,snipping between the petals then shaping the flowers.Gems adorn the centres.Finally I hand cut out a mix of glittered and plain leaves from a coordinating sheet of paper.The ribbon is some I had rescued from somewhere but seemed to tone in well with the papers.

Hope you can join in the Hop!

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 1 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Recycled from somewhere

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Colouring Showcase

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Floral

Crazy 4 Challenges : Spring

Di’s Digis Designs : Use 2 or More Dies

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

The Pencil Case : New Blooms/ Spring Flowers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes 

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : For The Ladies

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Ribbon and/or Lace

C.R.A.F.T. : Mother’s Day/Female

Craft Rocket Challenges : Mother’s Day/Female

Cute Card Thursday : Florals

Crafting for all Seasons : Three Of A Kind (3 Flowers)

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters : Think Spring

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fairy-ily Floating :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous SLS Lines 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.

Thought I’d try my hand at a Floating Card using the beautiful Garden Fairy by SLS Lines.She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.Dug out some of my favourite pretty papers to go with her.This is quite easy to make as you basically chop the middle out of the front of the card.I decided to add a little fancy touch by punching the edges.Once I was ready to stick her in place I lined up the loose bottom section and held it with some large paper clips.Didn’t want to mess it up by being wonky!A sentiment some pearls and a die cut butterfly were added for the finishing touches.

Supplies :

Image : Garden Fairy by SLS Lines

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Worn Lipstick,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Things With Wings

Robyn`s Fetish : Pearls

Di’s Digis Designs : Use 2 or more dies

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Pearls

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Special Lady ( For my SIL)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : For The Ladies

Polkadoodles : Tic Tac Toe (Wings,Nature,Sentiment)

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Mother’s Day/Female

Craft Rocket Challenges : Mother’s Day/Female

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Choc full of love :)

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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.

 

Me and You is a fantastic New Release at Crafty Sentiments.Just perfect for Valentine’s or even any romantic occasion 🙂 It will be available from Saturday 6th February along with some other exciting  new stamps!All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.I created some white chocolate piping on the scrummy chocs and coated them in 3D Crystal Lacquer.Doesn’t show in the pic but I gave her shoes the patent leather look with it too.I made a hanging heart box to fill with my one of my DH’s fave chocolate bars (he only has two!Strange person!).Here’s a little glimpse of the cute heart brads I used to attach the ribbon :

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The ribbon is recycled from some wrapped around a pair of PJ’s I gave my DD2 for Christmas last year.

All finished off with a,quite appropriate,sentiment I think and a few flat backed pearls.

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Supplies :

Image : Me and You by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Past Freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine,Kraft from stash

Tools :  Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials  Just The Ticket, Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors,Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brads,3mm & 4mm Cranberry Flat Back Pearls from stash ,Recycled Ribbon

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes / with twist of Valentine

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

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

Crafty Boots : Love/Valentine’s

Incy Wincy Designs : Love

Love to Scrap : Hearts

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Love

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Hearts/Love/Valentine’s

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Love

My Time to Craft : Love is all Around

The Pencil Case : L = Love/Romance

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Love Is In The Air

Polkadoodles : Love and Romance

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : With Love

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything BUT A Card

C.R.A.F.T. : Love/ Valentine/ Anniversary

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : With Love

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bloomin’ Beautiful Darla ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine 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.

Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty by Lacy Sunshine really is one – a beauty I mean!Must admit as I’ve never coloured one of these delightful images before I hope I’ve done her justice?!Whilst I’m sticking my hand up I really had no idea where I was going with this card either…it certainly wasn’t what I had pictured in my mind 😉 Still I got to use the papers I’d chosen along with the kraft card.I even printed Darla onto some and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.The whites of her eyes have been highlighted with gel pen.No dies this time,only punches for the shaped border and corners.The flowers were punched out from another piece of paper from the same pad too.Most dogwood blossom seems to pink or white but I did find some pics of yellow ones too.So with a bit of artistic licence thrown in that’s what we have here 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty by Lacy Sunshine

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls and Cotton Lace from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Let’s See Those Fall Colors

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows (sentiment stamped on to a hand cut banner)

The Corrosive Challenges : Pearls & Lace

Crafty Friends Challenge : One for the Girls

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Jilia Spiri Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Moo-Mania & More : Lots of Layers

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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