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

Butterflies are our friends,cupcake :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Mother’s Day.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 soon as I saw the delightful Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs I knew I wanted to make something special with her (or at least I hope that’s what I’ve managed to do?!).I found this fantastic tutorial on how to make a Cupcake Gift Purse/Box on From My Craft Room and another to make a Faux Cupcake as a little gift to go inside :

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The instructions called for a styrofoam ball or some florists foam but as I didn’t have either to hand I trimmed down a segment from a Cadbury’s Egg ‘n’ Spoon  carton.This also kind of cut the middle man out as in the directions it showed to adhere the flowers in place,holding them with a pin until the glue dried.I just took the pins and after colouring the pearl tops with a Copic Marker stuck the flowers where I wanted them,filling any gaps with leaves.As this is glued into the case and it won’t be handled by small children I’m sure nobody will get hurt 😉 I have a big pot of these pins so it’s not like I’m going to miss any 😛 I also took one and added a metal butterfly spacer bead.

I coloured up Butterfly Friends with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,trying to capture a furry feel,before fussy cutting and positioning her on the front.This was a lot of fun to make and altho’ it looked a little daunting it really wasn’t that difficult 😀

Supplies :

Image : Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Stamp Set Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Card & Other : Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass &  Worn Lipstick,Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,Craft Knife,Nestabilities Standard Square Large & Standard Circle Large,Nellie’s Multi-Frame Die Set Squares,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Tag Die from Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Decoupage Scissors,Big Shot

To Embellish : Pins,Metal Butterfly Spacer Bead& Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Flower Power

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Paper Minutes : Bears

Papertake Weekly : In the Garden

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

AuroraWings Challenge : Flowers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Eureka Stamps : Flowers

Get Creative Challenges : For the Ladies or Mother’s Day

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Whoopsi Daisy : Things with Wings

Come and Get It Got Flowers?

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Special Lady

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Sentimental Sundays : Happy Mother’s Day / Really Girly

That Craft Place : Tags

A Gem of a Challenge : More Than One Fold

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Catch The Bug : In the Garden

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Di’s Digis Designs : Load on those Flowers

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Has Sprung

Craft for the Craic : Wings

Fussy and Fancy : Lots of Flowers

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bear-ly Time to Relax ;)

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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.

Here’s Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Polychromos Pencils to add some texture to his fur and the wooden tub his bathing in.A few white gel pen highlights have been thrown into the mix along with some gloss to the bubbles and spilt water.I chose some First Edition papers that reminded me of wallpaper patterns along with a woodgrain one from another set.I was going to use an embossing folder of the same pattern but it seems to have gone AWOL!A Gromlet – or Wallace & Gromlet as I like to call them 😉 – and some hairy twine (always good for hairy men’s cards) have been added.Just love these alaphabet stamps 😀 Well,that’s another Father’s Day card ready.

Supplies :

Image : Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs

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

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Woodgrain from First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting and layering)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch.Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Layers

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Animals (just Animals)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Layers

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Many Layers

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Color an Image

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pretty Lazy in Spring

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring Colours.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 pretty Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.I created a frame and gave her a ribbon covered border to perch on.It also allows the delightful paper to show through.The embossing at the bottom has been sanded to enhance the pattern and I hand pierced it to create a little more interest.The flowers and leaves are die cut from felt.A few gems have been scattered around to bling it up.

Supplies :

Image : Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Cioa Markers

Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Other Material : Felt from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Nellie Snellen Flower Border 1 Embossing Folder,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Big Shot

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a Twist: Add a Ribbon

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : For the Girls

Card Mania : Spring

Get Creative Challenges : Embossing

Stamp and Create : Is it Spring yet?

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Girly Girl

Come and Get It : Emboss It Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Add Some Embellishments

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Passion for Fashion

Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Add Flowers

My Sheri Crafts : Welcome Spring

Card Mania : Spring

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Include a Sentiment

Die Cut Divas : Spring / Children

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Flowers

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spring / Greens

 Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Emboss It

Crafty Catz : Use Your Dies/ Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sunshine and Flowers

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Well,we’re into another week of the month long Flowers challenge at Just Some Lines.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 🙂 

Here’s the adorable Emo Basket by Just Some Lines who just also happens to be this month’s freebie.You can find her here.She’s been coloured up with Graph’It Markers in warm,sunny hues.Looking at the weather we’ve had this week that was just wishful thinking!!The papers are some I’ve had for longer than I care to remember and I’m totally on a mission to use my vast stacks of paper up – even tho’ there is great temptation out there and I’m finding it difficult to resist 😉 The only piece of yellow ribbon (not a colour I use very often) in my stash was too acid a shade.So I changed the cream one I found by first going over in Lemon 1130 then Cream 1210 to tone it down.A pretty good match for the cardstock don’tcha think?I punched out some flowers and gave them blingy centres 🙂 The sentiment is a freebie stamp and I just love this font 😀 Let’s hope this brings on the sunshine!!

Supplies :

Image : Emo Basket by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Magazine freebie
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp
To Embellish : Cream ribbon from stash tinted yellow with Graph’It Markers,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

 

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting At The Weekend : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : Sunshine and Showers
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Flowers & Bows
 A Creative Romance : Girly Creations
Alphabet Challenge  H for Handmade Embellishments
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Warm Colours/Oranges and Lemons (Used oranges and yellows with a splash of pink)
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Bold and Bright
Stampin’ For The Weekend : For The Girls
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
DRS Designs Feelin’ Punchy
Crafter’s Cafe Girly
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Bingo (flowers,ribbon,bling)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Flowers
Fitztown Challenge : Thank You

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 
 

 

Easter’s all it’s cracked up to be :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Bunnies,Chicks & Eggs.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet  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.

This is the beautiful New Spring by BB Kakes available at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet.She was a delight to colour up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers 🙂 For a more detailed finish to her eggshell I gave it a coating of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.Here’s a closer look :

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I chose some vintage style paper to go with her along with some muted pastel toned Core’dinations cardstock.These have all been cut out with Grand Nestabilities to create an oval easel card.The edges have been distressed and sanded.A length of vintage seam binding has been added under the stamped sentiment,die cut with some Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies.Some punched daisies,with pearl centres, and leaves decorate the top left part of the card.

Supplies :

Image : New Spring by BB Kakes available at Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet
Sentiment : Part of a freebie stamp set from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums :  Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint,Cantaloupe Memento Dew Drop Distress Ink Pad 
Paper & Card : DP Freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock 
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Ovals Scalloped and Ovals,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Daisy and Leaf Punches from an old set in my stash
To Embellish : Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding & Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Ditzie Digi Designs : Anything Goes
Dream Valley :  Easter
Glitter n Sparkle : Not Square
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Must have a Hat in the Image
That Craft Place : Anything or Easter
The Corrosive Challenges : Pretty Pastels
A Gem of a Challenge : Spring is in the Air
Allsorts : Spring Blossoms
Catch The Bug : Spring Time!
Crazy 4 Challenges : The Crazies Get Their Egg On
Di’s Digis Designs : Easter
Open-Minded Challenges : Easter or Pastel colors
Sugar Creek Hollow : Easter
Sunflower Fields Designs : Easter or Spring
Totally Gorjuss : Charming (in concept)
A Creative Romance :  Eggcelent Spring
Alphabet Challenge : E for Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Easter
Cut it Up : Easter
Delicious Doodles : Easter
Digitally Sweet  : Easter
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Happy Easter
Pattie’s Creations : Fancy Folds
QKR Stampede : Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Distress It
Totally Papercrafts : Easter
CCEE Stampers : Use bunnies and/or eggs
Cute Card Thursday : Easter
Delightful Challenges : You’re Egg-stra Special
MilkCoffee Challenge  : Easter
Moving Along with the Times : Easter/Spring
Sassy Studio Designs : Make it Creative…make your own embellishments
A & T Emerald Faeries : Color Combo Easter
Crafter’s Cafe : Spring
Crafty Creations : Blue and Yellow
Divas by Design : Easter/Spring
House That Stamps Built : Easter
Paper Shelter Challenge : Easter
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Flower Power
Scrappers’ Delights : Flowers
Simon Says Stamp : Happy Easter/Sweet Treats
Stampavie and More : Easter
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Bearly a butterfly

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So it’s the last week of the month long Love & Hearts challenge at Just Some Lines.Well,that’s another month over!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 taken this sweet Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines and coloured her with soft pastel pencils,blended out for a softer appearance.I remembered I had this heart paper buried in my stash and just had to dig it out to use with her 🙂 I drew on some faux stitching around the edges.I punched a border down one side of the vertical strip and used some dies to cut out the bear and stamped sentiment.A couple of adhesive gems cover the holes,where you would normally place a brad,on the sentiment piece to give a prettier look.The flower has been stamped onto more of the patterned paper and cut out.A heart shaped button has been adhered to the centre to cover the round one that’s on the image and a couple of wooden leaves have been placed either side as a finishing touch.This was a last minute decision but I like it 🙂

Supplies :

Images : Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines,Flower stamp freebie from past issue of Craft Stamper magazine
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Clear Stamps Woodland Rabbits
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink, Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Self Adhesive Gems from Trimcraft The London Line,Heart Shaped Button and Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar : Love Is All Around
Di’s Digis Designs : BINGO (Digi,Gems,Stitching – real or faux)
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Love Is All Around
Card Makin’ Mamas : Stack It Up (3 or more layers)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut
4 Crafty Chicks : Things with Wings
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Dies or Punches
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown  : Anything With Wings
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Use a Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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