Hex-tra Joyful!

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Just a reminder that the month long 3 or More Embellishments challenge at Just Some Lines is still open.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 used the cheerful Em Joy by Just Some Lines on my card.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and her shoes have been glammed up with a Red Copic Atyou Spica pen,along with the heart on her dress.It’s always so difficult to capture the sparkle on camera 😦 Does anyone know the secret?

Here’s an attempt in a close up :

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Not brilliant but…it’s kinda there 😛

Please click on the pics for a better quality view.Not sure why but the ones in the post always look a little blurry.

I decided to make this sort of patchwork background using a die set that  I just had to buy way back in the Summer but have only used here for the first time!!These pretty papers were a freebie from a mag.I thought I’d add some interest to the sentiment by embossing it and then trimming it,and the red card it’s layered on to,down to fit the corner.It’s popped up on foam tape too.I’ve used Raffia Lace ribbon,Natural Ric Rac,a Tiny Wooden Shape which I’ve topped with a gem and another gem,in the shape of a flower,has been added to the sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Em Joy by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Part of a magazine freebie set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Red Copic Atyou Spica pen,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dies,Craft Concepts Hexagon Illusion Universal Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : cArt-Us Tiny Wooden Shapes Fantasy Circles,Paper Cellar Raffia Lace Ribbon,Natural Ric Rac and Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Catz : Anything But a Square
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Feminine
Crafter’s Cafe : Embellish Like a Crazy Person
Crafty Creations : Dies/Punches
Lady Anne’s Challenges : More Than One Layer
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Sentiment
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Embossing
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime : Sparkle
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : It’s a Bling Thing

Thanks for looking

Lisa x





Bert Will You Remember My Birthday?

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It’s the lovely Anne-Marie’s turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Happy Birthday.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.This week there is a special mystery prize from Willow Designs for one lucky person! As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to 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 adorable Wilbert with Flowers Digital Stamp by Willow Designs and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.He’s even been given a cute shiny nose courtesy of some 3D Crystal Lacquer.He’s been layered up with some pretty magazine freebie papers.Wasn’t quiet sure how I was going to incorporate the one with the frame into my cardmaking but I think it works well here 🙂 I stamped the sentiment onto a coordinating chipboard piece and inked the raffia lace border in the same shade of Memento – it was a tad too pink before.Three square buttons have been added to compliment the  chipboard shape and complete the look.

**Lately I’m finding my pics look a little blurry on my blog page.Not sure if they are that way for you but if you click on it a much clearer view of my project shows.Thanks.**

Supplies :

Image : Wilbert with Flowers Digital Stamp by Willow Designs
Sentiment:  From Polly & Walter  A6 Clear Stamp Set by Willow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP  Prima Botanical Collection Papers &  Chipboard Embellishments from a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Green Buttons,Paper Cellar Raffia Lace Ribbon

Some challenges this is for :

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions  : Celebrate
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Celebrations
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Throwdown : Furry Friends
Forever Friends : Biweekly challenge Your Favorite Embellishment (Buttons!Love ’em)
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Digi
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Celebrations

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Like a bear with a sore head

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This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Get Well Soon.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy as our sponsor too. Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the rather cute but poorly Lenny Get Well Soon by Stamp Fairy. He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and given a glossy nose (even tho’ the camera has failed to pick it up).I’ve used some Papermania Chelsea Green papers and some coordinating Daisy Chains (the dark green self adhesive borders).I die cut some stars to match the ones swirling around poor Lenny’s head,cutting two into frames and tying  them with paper raffia.I stamped the sentiment on one of the patterned paper stars and lifted the small ones with foam tape.The image has been raised on this too.

Supplies :

Image : Get Well Soon Lenny by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink
Papers & Card :  Kraft card base Craft UK Limited (also used for matting and layering plus die cutting),Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small and Scalloped Ovals Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains,Paper Cellar Raffia

Some challenges this is for :

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything with a sentiment 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Layers 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes

Happy New Year to you all!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Beauty of Spring

The theme at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is Pearls this week.Play along for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop or join us as a GDT.Full details are on the challenge blog and don’t forget to check out the DT and GDT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

I’ve used the beautiful Spring Gathering for my card.She’s been printed onto watercolour paper and watercoloured with Distress Inks.I thought it would be in keeping with the gentleness of this figure.I’ve kept to quite a simple layout too to make sure she stays the focus of attention.I’ve added a couple of punched butterflies  to reflect those in the paper and used my newly acquired pearl embellishments.These may be better suited for flower centres but you know what it’s like when you get new stuff!!Anyway last time I used this punch I did a row of pearls down the middle so something different was called for.I stamped the sentiment in brown as I felt being solid black would’ve been overbearing.I used my new 1″ circle punch and it’s perfect for this set of sentiments as there are quite a few circle ones.I like the way it leaves a tiny border.Mind you I’ve wanted one for ages and you wouldn’t believe how difficult it was to find one!

Supplies :
Image : Spring Gathering from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear set
Medium : Distress Inks in Tattered Rose,Victorian Velvet,Worn Lipstick,Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw,Walnut Stain,Tumbled Glass,Coffee Bean Archival Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Brown card from stash,watercolour paper pad from The Works
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Mini Corner Rounder Punch,Tonic Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
Embellishments : Paper Cellar Pink Beaded Flowers,Lemon Raffia Lace

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Stampin for the Weekend : Spring
Totally Papercrafts : Pearls and Lace
Stamp Something : March Digi Day
Simply Create : Power of Flowers
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Flowers
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge : Lovely Ladies
Die Cut Dreams : Spring Garden Scene
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : Lacy Days
Bunny Zoe’s : Spring Flowers Everywhere
The Pink Elephant : Spring Time
Cupcake Inspirations :
Sentimental Sundays : Pearls and Lace
Paper Garden Projects : Spring Things
Crafty Calendar : Spring
By the Cute and Girly : Springtime


Lisa x