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

Time Drawers On ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Calendars.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 wanted to make a calendar with a bit more purpose to it for my DD2 as she’s in her final year at Secondary school and in colours to match her recently decorated room.I thought this little beauty,Delightful Flowers  by Crafty Sentiments Designs,was perfect.Not only could I colour that big bloom to coordinate with the décor she’s also a rabbit on the Chinese Zodiac.Apart from dogs she love bunnies too 🙂 I’ve coloured on kraft here with my Polychromos Pencils and painted over the centre of the flower with Iridescent Medium.This card was a real find at my local craft warehouse.It’s double sided!Usually with kraft you get a ‘grey’ side.Not so good for fancy folds and 3D projects.So I bought a whole box of it!!Well…don’t want to run out 😉

My DD2 is struggling with exam nerves so this little gift may cheer her up a bit.This is what you get inside…

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A few bits and bobs to help with that all important revision.I might find a little choccy to pop in there too nearer to the time of giving it to her.

The instructions can be found here.

Of course,to go with this she needs an extra accessory….

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Desk Puppy!Although she has a day bed in DD2’s room so she can be close to her she prefers to sit under the desk where she can snuggle up to her legs!Or get in the way…The choice is yours 😀

Supplies :

Image : Delightful Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to pick out the highlights in his eyes),Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium,Pink Acrylic Paint (to colour wooden butterfly button)

Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Kraft card from stash,Pink Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11 (for the flower),Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Nestabilities Labels Three,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Yellows,Wooden Butterfly Button,Ribbon & Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Leaves

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Stripes

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Flowers

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Say It With Flowers

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Leaves &/Or Trees

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Pick 3 Challenge (flower(s),button(s),ribbon/bow)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Guitaring Into Shape!

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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.

Here’s the sweet Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’d seen these shaped cards for a while in my local craft warehouse and thought about getting them several times.Then the last time I was in there they were only £1.99 a pack!So into my basket they fell…just like that!Also treated myself to these pretty papers…and then those rather lovely cloud dies drifted off the shelf too 😉 I cut an aperture in the centre of the card base then added the cloud paper behind on foam tape for extra dimension.The butterfly paper was laid on top with a punched border,which I cut in half,peeking out from the edges.A full border was threaded with ribbon and placed across so that once fussy cut she could perch on it.I die cut the swirly cloud then cut the dotted frame one from some hammer card and also backed it with the middle from that to give more definition.The stamp,a magazine freebie,fitted the space at the top perfectly.Some little pearl flowers and more of the same ribbon have been added to finish the card off.My DD1 bought herself a guitar just after her last birthday so I thought this would be good for her next one.Roll on October….lol

Supplies :

Image : Let’s Play Music by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie

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

Card & Paper : Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal,Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Hammer Effect Card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 Pack

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Pearl Flowers from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Include a Butterfly

Pile It On : Fancy Frames and/or Beautiful Borders

Sunday Stamper : Freeze Frame

The Ribbon Girls : Any image challenge – use ribbon or lace

Crafty Calendar : Add a sentiment

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : 2 or more patterned papers

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Things with Wings (butterflies on paper)

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Paper-peaced Angel

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The Christmas/Winter month long challenge at Just Some Lines is still going on.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve printed this beautiful,serene Christmas Angel by Just Some Lines   directly onto the kraft card base using a verse editor for inserts as the template.The top half of her dress,face,hands,wings and hair have been coloured with Graph’It Markers.I just love how they’ve turned out 🙂 So pleased with the results.For the skirt I’ve paper pieced with some pretty Christmas DP and overlayed the floaty part with vellum.The star after being coloured first with a Graph’It Maker was glitzed up with some Stickles as was her halo.I’ve added a couple of strips of glittery self adhesive film,one die cut,topped with some wooden star buttons.They’ve been coated with more Stickles and threaded with paper twine.The sentiment has been stamped in the bottom left corner.

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Angel by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Penny Black T for Transparent set The Wonder
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack,Vellum from stash
Tools : Decoupage Scissors,Nellie Snellen Lace Edge Border Die,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine
To Embellish : Wooden Star Buttons,Paper Twine,Glittered Self Adhesive Film from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Last Minute Card or something you have not shown already
Di’s Digis Designs : Anything Christmas
Totally Gorjuss : Quick Christmas!
Word Play Saturday : Fairy or Angel
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes/ Pink With Pattern
QKR Stampede : Happy Holidays
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend  : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas using Non-Traditional Colors
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Christmas
DRS Designs : Three’s Company
MilkCoffee Challenge : Any Christmas Creation

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Unicorn Wishes

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Make Your Own Flowers.We have the super RIck St. Dennis as our sponsor.

It’s my turn to host and here’s my sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used the beautiful and oh-so-elegant Unicorn  by Rick St. Dennis.The Unicorn itself has been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the flowers have been coloured with a selection of Spring/Summer Limited Edition ProMarkers.The patterned paper is a pull-out freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I’ve teamed this with some Core’dinations card.Some flowers and leaves have been die cut and layered.The sentiment is stamped directly onto the flowery paper.Brads have been added as a finishing touch.And just in case you hadn’t spotted it I’ve rotated the sketch 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Unicorn  by Rick St. Dennis
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Spring/Summer Limited Edition ProMarkers
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Ink : Impress Jet Black Dye Ink Pad
Paper & Card : Patterned paper freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad, Core’dinations So Mod 6 x6 pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers and Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot
To Embellish : Making Memories Primaries Brads

 Some challenges this is for :

A Gem of a Challenge : Summer
Brown Sugar :  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede : No Squares Allowed
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Fairytale/Fantasy
Emma’s Cards UK : Floral
Ladybug Crafts : Something Floral
Cute Card Thursday : Die-ing to Punch
Delightful Challenges : Make it pop…add layers or dimension 
Creative Belli : Summer
Digistamps 4 Joy : Make your own embellishments
Paper Shelter Challenge :  Punches and Dies
Whimsical Designs :  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Oh,sew pretty!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Haberdashery Items.We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments and Wild Rose Studio as our sponsors 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.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Kaye – Thinking of You by Crafty Sentiments and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used a kraft card blank as the base and another for the die cut elements.This has teamed with some very pretty Papermania Vintage Notes papers.These have a lovely linen texture so thought they would be good to go with the theme 🙂 Apart from using various die cuts and punches I’ve layered up a few bits and pieces from the Vintage Notes collection (they came in the Goody Bag when they were first released).The little calendar and pink ticket were cut from a sheet of the paper.I went a teency bit crazy when it came to the sewing related items.I wonder if you can spot them all?!More to point I wonder if I can remember them all? 😉 Well…. there’s stitching(all hand done!),ribbons,lace,buttons,pins,snap fasteners,hook and eye fasteners,the felt for the flowers (yes,I’m counting that) and anything else you may have spotted that I’ve left off my list.Now the safety pin is a bit of a fraud as it’s a plastic embellishment my S-I-L gave me,along with some other stuff for my card making.I added it at the last moment but it does still tie in with the theme 😉

Supplies :

Image : Kaye -Thinking of You by Crafty Sentiments
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Icons,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Sentiments,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cut pieces)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set (cut in half and the flowers came from this too),Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Nestabilities Clasic Ovals Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Ribbon, Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons.Crochet Lace,Pearl Head Pins,Snap Fasteners,Hook and Eye Fasteners,Felt,Plastic Safety Pin all from my stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

 Allsorts : Here Come the Girls
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon
Happy Campers : Use Metal
MilkCoffee Challenge : Load on the Flowers
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies : Card for a Girl
Creative Belli : Flowers
Creative Moments : Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Ribbon/Lace
Crafty Sentiments : Show Us Stitching (Real Or Faux)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle :  Anything with a “B” (buttons)
Hobbycutz  : Flowers/Roses
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
Robyn`s Fetish : Use a Digi 
That Craft Place : Dies and Punches
The Ribbon Girl :  Add a Die Cut 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Swinging into Spring easel-y

We want to see your Easel Cards this week at Craft Your Passion.We have The Paper Shelter and Robin’s Nest as our fabby sponsors too!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!

For my card I’ve used Spring Swing from The Paper Shelter.You get both a coloured image and an inked (outline) image.I’ve coloured the inked image using ProMarkers.I cut away around the little birdie and pushed his wing and tail up for more dimension,placing a piece of foam tape behind him.The edges have been inked with Distress Ink.First applied with an old make-up brush then depth was added by scrunching up a tissue and rubbing more ink round the edges.I couldn’t be bothered to get my Cut n Dry out and the results look pretty good to me!I decided to design the card to suit the shape of the image.I deliberately cut the top of the ropes off to give more of a natural flow.The pretty Spring papers were a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag.The flowers only go down the middle of the sheet so I die cut some matching flowers form the edges of the leftover piece.This is the first time I’ve used this die and I have to say I’m impressed how they turned out.Some gingham ribbon ans flower shaped gems complete the card.

I’m really in to making cards with the Spring feeling ATM.The weather was absolutely glorious yesterday and it’s set to continue today – at least!That’s the trouble with the UK  it could always be snowing by the end on the week!!

Supplies :
Image : Spring Swing from The Paper Shelter
Mediums : ProMarkers,Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Paper & card : DP Kate Knight Spring Fling! freebie pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv cardstock pad
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Ovals Scalloped and Ovals,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Nellie Snellen Borders 2,Big Shot
To embellish : Papermania Gems,Gingham ribbon from stash

Here are some challenges this is for :

Gingerloft : Spring
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
PanPastel UK Challenge: Girly/Mother`s Day
2 Sisters : Spring Colours
Allsorts : Say it with Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges: Use spring as your inspiration
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Fancy Fold
Hotshot Crafts : Ribbons
Jellypark Challenges : National Craft Month (I know my skills aren’t up with some people out there but I love colouring!I’m really in to making shaped cards ATM and getting the most out of my many dies.I adore gingham ribbon.)
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Spring Break (travel or spring)
CCEE Stampers : Flowers, flowers, flowers
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything made with paper goes
I Love Promarkers : Ribbons and bows  
My Mum’s Craft shop:  Spring is Springing
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Stampavie and More : Spring/Easter
Whimsy Inspiration : No sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring  
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes (optional – use Shrink Plastic)
Cupcake Craftroom : Spring Bouquet
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring/ Easter

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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