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

It Mouse-t be Your Birthday ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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’s the adorable Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter.The flowers,fallen petals and heart on the flowerpot have all been paper pieced.The little mouse,soil and flower pot have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I did apply some 3D Crystal Lacquer to his,eyes nose and the heart but it decided to be camera shy!A variety of stitch edged dies have been used to add to the cuteness.The sentiment has been stamped onto the shaped card base.A few flat back pearls and a length of grosgrain ribbon have been added as the finishing touches.Sweet 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card : DP DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock, Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Grosgrain Ribbon and Flat Back Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft Rocket Challenges : Flower Power

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Stitches

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Inky Impressions : Die-Cuts & Flowers

Crafty Gals Corner : May Flowers

Little Red Wagon : Blooming Fun

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Add A Sentiment

Cuttlebug Mania : May Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Birthday Celebration

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : F for Furry Friends

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Just Us Girls

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Spring

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers

Allsorts : Happy Birthday

Hiding in my Craft Room : Feminine

My Sheri Crafts : Add Pearls or Bling

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Quirky Crafts : April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

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

Hedgehugs just for you!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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.

These adorable Hedgehogs by Sasayaki Glitter have been printed onto  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock then coloured with Polychromos pencils.I’ve used a few different techniques with them too.Their faces and the sky have been blended with Spectrum Noir Blending Solution using a paper stump.I did take an artistic liberty with the faces and made them flesh toned as I didn’t want the hedgehogs to end up looking too brown.Yeah,I know – hedgehogs are brown 😀 The colours on the butterfly and bow have been blended using pencils only.For the ground and shadowing once I’d layered the pencils they were blended with a dry paper stump only.A little white gel pen had been added for highlights and a Stardust pen for a touch of glitter the the heart on the bow.I cut apertures in two sheets of patterned paper to frame them and stretched a length of ribbon across the bottom then gave the sentiment some lift with foam pads.A few jute twine threaded wooden buttons have been arranged in the top left corner in a higgledy piggledy fashion.

It’s no secret that I like (well,LOVE) hedgehogs…Quite a few years ago my DD1 caught a glimpse of one running across the road through our hall window one evening…What she didn’t bank on was a mad woman chasing after it with a camera!Yep,that was me… 😉

Supplies :

Image : Hedgehogs by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pink Star Pen,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no.5 XXL,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Wooden Heart Shaped Button & Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : In The Garden

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~Flora and Fauna

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : P = pretty peculiar (the hedgehogs faces being more human coloured – or maybe my story is!)

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Spring

Crafts Galore Encore : Make a Card

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : Something Spring

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes optional twist: Add an animal

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use Ribbon 

Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Welcome Spring with ribbon or trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations :  Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : To Die For

Moving along with the Times : In The Garden

Star Stampz Challenge : Think Spring

Crafty Creations : Spring Fever

Crafty Gals Corner : Easter or Spring

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a Spring Has Sprung

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Happy Easter/Spring

Mod Squad Challenge : Springtime

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Cute Critters

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Try It On Tuesday :  Nature

 

Thanks

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

Just swinging by…

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is More Than 1 Fold.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.

Here’s the fabulous Jasmin – Let’s Swing by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve given her an Upright Diamond Fold Card to sit on.Base made from Desert Storm card and some pretty My Mind’s Eye papers with the edges all distressed.A length of ribbon,similar in colour to the card base,stretched across the back panel and a tag with a sentiment tied on using jute twine along with some wooden buttons for a rustic feel.I probably should’ve taken more pics but my daylight lamp has given up on me.It has an adjustable head and I think the wire has broken inside.Much too dangerous to use 😦 Still I have had it a few years and it’s served me well…AND I now get to do a bit more craft shopping 😛

 

Supplies :

Image : Jasmin – Let’s Swing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao Markers

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot

To  Embellish : Ribbon,Jute Twine and Wooden Flower Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Die Cuttin’ Divas : Anything Goes

Paper Minutes : Buttons (can’t them too well in the photo but they are there)

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Add a Sentiment

Come and Get It  : One For the Girls

A Gem of a Challenge : Shaped Cards – Anything BUT Square

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Girly

Polkadoodles : Use a Die

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Which Treat is Witch ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Trick or Treat OR Something Sweet.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.

Oh my,Witch’s Broom by Crafty Sentiments Designs is just too cute to spook isn’t she?!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve seen these charming picnic type baskets around for a while and thought I’d make a Halloween themed one to go with her.The papers are quite pretty but have the perfect colour palette for this time of year,well at least I think so 😉 Once assembled I fussy cute the little sweetie out and adhered her to the side.To decorate I added a couple of paper twine threaded buttons,a paper raffia ribbon bow (love how you can fan this stuff out) and a tag tied to that with more paper twine.Seeing as this is a picnic basket I had to add some of these ‘exceedingly good’ Halloween themed cakes – LOL 😛 Sorry to any folks from outside the UK who don’t know what I’m talking about and this may seem like the ramblings of a madwoman – mind you,you may not be that far wrong – LOL 😀

Supplies :

Image : Witch’s Broom by Crafty Sentiments Designs
 
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : Freebie from Birds Cards
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Greens,Paper Twine and Paper Raffia Ribbon from Stash

Some challenge I would like to enter :

Die Cuttin’ Divas : Happy Halloween

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Halloween

Just Inspirational Challenges : Occasions

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

{Pin}spirational : Inspirational Image 
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Chevrons
Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Love to Create : More than One Fold
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : The Witching Hour
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : No Cards Allowed
The Crazy Challenge : Spooky Nights
Whoopsi Daisy : Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle : Halloween
Lacy Sunshine : Include a Hat
That Craft Place : Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge : Trick or Treat (HALLOWEEN)
Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges : Halloween or Dressing Up
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Halloween!
Craft for the Craic : Something suitable for a child
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Halloween
Creative Corner : Halloween
Delicious Doodles : Halloween
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween
Sweet 7 Challenge Blog : Halloween
Crafter’s Cafe : Spookable
Creative Moments : Anything goes/ Halloween / Spellbound / Fairytale
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/ Halloween
Stampavie and More :  No Cards

Thanks  for looking

Lisa x

 

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