Distressed?Well wouldn’t you be…

…after 20 years?Of course I’m just kidding.I’m sure he has a lot more to put up with from me than I have from him!

I made this card for my DH for our anniversary which was actually last Wednesday but I’ve not had the chance to take a pic and post here until today!!

I’ve used a sweet Meljen’s Designs freebie (not sure if this one is still available) and coloured it with Promarkers and coated the heart in Glossy Accents.The edges have had a mix of  Antique Linen and Stormy Sky Disress Ink applied.The papers are K & Co Hopscotch the plainer base one has had Peeled Paint Distress Ink sponged around the edges.The coloured card is Core’dinations So Mod in two different shades.I cut some circles with Standard Circles Nestabilities,I like to think of these as masculine flowers,and layered them up with a sentiment I generated on the computer.I fixed them together with a brad.I made the dangly thing using two charms from my stash along with the chain from an old keyring.I tied on some ribbon that I cut from a new top I’d bought recently.They were the hanging loops inside the shoulders.They look so much better on cards,don’t you agree?All edges have had the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser treatment. 

Here are the challenges this card is for :

Passion for Promarkers : Distressing

My Time To Craft : Check It Out

Papertake Weekly : Cutie Patootie

Tuesday Throwdown : Paper Piercing

Crafty Creations : Happy or Sweet

Stampavie and more : Anything goes

Crafty Ann’s Challenge : Sir Cliff Richard song – Congratulations

E.C.P. : Photo inspiration

No Time To Stamp : Two’s Company (two charms)

Stampin’ for the Weekend : Recipe – 3DP’s,2 flowers,1 ribbon and an added extra of gems or charms

Create 4 Fun: Use flowers

Stamp Something : Something Flowery

Totally Gorjuss : Congratulations

Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays : Digis

Rosie D’s Challenge : All creatures great and small

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Anything goes

Fab n Funky : Reuse or Recycle (chain and ribbon)

Mami Doodles : Anything goes

Raise the Bar : Distressed,Torn,Ripped, Broken

The Stampman : Anything goes

Pollycraft Monday Challenge : Love and Marriage ( hope anniversary counts)

Alphabet Challenge : M is for Men

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Summer Days

Crafty Catz : Summer Time

Creative Inspirations Challenge : Anything goes


Lisa x

Fairy Dogfather

No,it’s not a typo – he’s a dog,he’s a fairy and his gender makes him a father!

I’ve used another stamp from the Fairy Friends set by Pink Cat Studio.I’m on a mission to use stamps that have never been touched by ink ATM.We’re going on holiday soon and I’m on a craft spending crash diet.I really need to buy clothes instead – what a waste of money!Anyway back to the card.He’s been stamped in  Rich Cocoa Memento and coloured with Promarkers and I’ve highlighted his eyes and nose,the bone and the wings with white gel pen.Because this is a boy’s card I used Glossy Accents on his wings instead of the usual glitter type stuff.GA has also been added to the same areas the gel pen was applied to.I printed a selection of background papers from The Wobblers CD-rom by Kanban onto white card.I pierced around 3 of the edges on the background piece and drew faux stitching with more gel pen.I cut a variety of Standard and Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities and repeated the process around the edges of those.The topper has been mounted using foam tape.I adhered the sentiment,from the same stamp set,onto the smallest scalloped circle and lay it over felt cut with a Sizzlits Curly Decorative strip.This card has been made for a friend of my youngest son,who will be 6 tomorrow.I try to keep it a bit simple with kids cards and just add some interesting accents.

Here are the challenges that influenced this card :

I Love Promarkers : Sketch and Dog Theme

Passion for ProMarkers : Animals

Lexi’s Creations : Stitching

Creative Card Crew : To Die For Challenge

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Felt

Tuesday Throwdown : Stitching 

Stamp with Fun : Fairies

Flutterby Wednesday : 3 or more layers

Stampavie and more : Anything Goes

Creatalicious : Show some 3D

For Fun Challenges : Favourite technique to colour (Promarkers without a doubt!)

Theme Thursday : Something Round

Craftalicious Challenges  : Birthdays

The Craft Garden : Fairies

Hanna and Friends : Celebrate

Fairy Fun Friday : For the Boys

C.R.A.F.T. : Babies/Children

Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays : Animals

Party Time Tuesday : Anything Goes Birthday

Gingersnap Creations : Random Redhead Challenge – Fairies

Lothian Crafts – Blue and one other colour


Lisa x

Getting ahead!

I used this super cute image from Bee Crafty.They were giving it away as a freebie.They’ve been coloured with Promarkers.The sentiment is part of  a past freebie by Pollycraft.The papers are K & Co and the card is the gorgeous,shimmery Gemstones by Core’dinations.The buttons are a selection from my Bag- o-Buttons by Autumn Leaves.The ribbon is from my birthday cake ( which was earlier this month).I echoed the sketch on the bottom of this easel card.I used a Lip Pattern corner punch,a Square Nellie’s Multi Frame Die to cut the piece the image is on and a Sizzix Lace Edging Decorative Strip.I made the border deeper on the top section by adding an extra piece of card and hid the join with the ribbon.

Eeek!I’ve used THREE buttons on this card!I always have mixed emotions about using them.I LOVE using them but I HATE giving them away.Still,at least we won’t drown in the ever increasing sea of them in our house and it will give me the perfect excuse to buy some more!! 

This card has been created using the following challenges:

Delightful Sketches :

CCEE Stampers : inspirational photo

Daring Cardmakers:Tweetie Pie (to include a bird)

Charisma Cardz : Spring has Sprung

Lots to Do : Springtime

Incy Wincy Designs : Easter/Spring

Crazy 4 Challenges : Spring

S2G: Spring with a twist to use buttons

Stamp with Fun : Easter

Digital Tuesday : Happy Spring

Paperplay Challenges : Easter

Cute Card Thursday: Dimensions

C.R.A.F.T : Easter

Passion for Promarkers : Springtime creation to include an animal

Simon Says Stamp : Easter with some glimmer

Allsorts : Spring is in the air

Bee Crafty : Spring 

Pollycraft : Sparkly things

Pile it on : Furry Friends

Pile it on – looks like I certainly have!

Lisa x


This card started out as an entry for Passion for ProMarkers but ended up being one for quite a few more.The original challenge was any colours and a sketch:

The other challenges are as follows:

C.R.A.F.T. – Nursery Rhymes – I’ve opted for Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star.

Ooh La La Creations – Anything Goes

Rosie D’s – Think Spring

Pile it on – Pastel Colours

Cupcake Craft Challenges – Going Green

Crafty Angels – Hearts and Lace

S2G Challenges – Pastels

Die Cut Dreams – Pack a Punch

Simon Says – St.Patrick’s Day/A splash of green

I’m sooo excited to show off my new stamp!! She’s sooo adorable!!She’s actually part of a stamp plate called Mouser-kins from Faerie Song Rubber Art Stamps.She’s been coloured with a selection of Promarkers and has ( although it doesn’t show ) clear Atyou Spica on the star.As the base card I’ve used is cream I toned down the whiteness of the card I stamped the image onto using Old Paper Distress Ink and gave some definition to the edges with the Tan Promarker.All papers are K & Co and the card is Papermania Textured.I’ve also used some raffia lace and grosgrain ribbon.Although it’s not on the sketch I couldn’t resist using a button especially as it matched so perfectly.I love these ones with the big hole in the middle and as much as it grieves me I REALLY need to use some of my button stash up before they take over the whole house.I’ve got buttons like you’d never believe!!I’ve also used my Lip Pattern Punch and a Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edge Punch.


Craftybunny x

Oranges and…er…limes?

The colour combo challenge this week at Passion for ProMarkers  is Bright Green and Mango.I’m also entering this card for C.R.A.F.T.‘s ‘Citrus’ challenge,Ooh-la-la-Creations ‘Anything Goes’,Stamp,Scrap & Doodle Saturdays ‘Open Challenge’ and Stampavie and more ‘Use some Orange on your project’.

I’m not sure of the name of this little cutie as I acquired her in a swap but she has been coloured with Promarkers with some white gel pen highlights.I’ve used a Lip Pattern punch on the corners and on the layer behind her.These have been mounted onto a Nellie Snellen Multi-Frame Rectangles die.The K & Co patterned paper has been punched with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Flower set from the recent QVC  TSV.The pieces behind this have just had the corners punched.The strip has been made with a Marianne Designs Ribbon Border Die 1 and has been threaded with grosgrain ribbon.The flower has been created using Marianne Designs Creatables Floral Dies 1 and the leaf is from a Ribbon Flower Die Set 3 by the same designer.All card is Core’dinations Gemstones and has been sanded lightly.


Craftybunny x

Love a duck…

…or three!

This card is made using the ‘Easter’ theme at Die Cut Dreams,Passion for ProMarkers Tulip Yellow and Baby Pink colour combo including the  stitching theme along with the layout from the Willow Sketchie Challenge.

Here’s the sketch:

I rotated it to suit the image.Apart from the challenge colours I used a little Leaf Green and Duck Egg (what else!) with Blender to create a sky.All papers are Making Memories and have had the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser treatment on the edges.I used a combination of  an EK Success Lines and Dots edge punch and a Cutter Bee Zig-Zag Piercing Bug and added faux stitching with white gel pen.The sentiment came with the ducks as a set that was a past Friday Freebie at Polly Craft.The stamped flower is from the Button Collection available at Willow Designs and has the added bonus of being on sale.I coloured it using  the challenge pens and added real stitching to the centre.That’s as about as good as it gets with my needlework skills!!The details on the sketch have been completed with three green pearls.


Craftybunny x

Just for you!

This weeks Sketchie Challenge for the Let’s Get Stamping group at Craftbubble was set by GDT Hannah with the theme of ‘Animals’.

Here is the sketch:

I just had to use this adorable kitty.Almost unbelievably I managed to pick him up for free!!Coloured with Promarkers onto Hessian Textured card.And here’s a closer view:

He’s been cut out using a Nestabilities Labels 1 die and the edges have been inked with Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint Distress inks.The papers are K & Co and the card is Papermania Textured.I’ve used a Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger punch and a Lip Pattern corner punch.To embellish the card I’ve used some gorgeous raffia lace,grosgrain ribbon,a button and thread.The sentiment,from Hero Arts Anytime Messages set,was chosen because I couldn’t see how anyone could fail to do one of these if not all three at the sight of this little chap.

I’m also going to enter this as a second card for Passion for ProMarkers ‘Buttons and Bows’ challenge.(Well OK I know there’s only one of each!)


Craftybunny x

Sitting Pretty

This week at Passion for ProMarkers you were free to use colours of your own choice to the theme of Buttons and Bows.I thought this sketch set at C.R.A.F.T. would be ideal:

I chose Promarkers to reflect the  colours in these Making Memories papers.All edges have been distressed with the Tim Holtz tool.I’ve been ultra generous with the Papermania buttons on this one.I’ve got a fellow Craftbubbler with a birthday coming up soon and I’m sure she’ll appreciate them! I’ve adhered a length of ribbon across the bottom and added some bows to the ends.The ribbon came from a lovely pack I picked up at the Early Learning Centre for £1.The Manga Girl also has a bow in her hair as well  buttons on her dress.I have to admit I found the prospect of putting this layout together a bit scary but once I laid it all down I was really pleased with how it looked.

I’m also still reeling in shock after discovering this card had been chosen as last weeks winner.The giddy heights of fame eh?


Craftybunny x

Bathtime blues

Mind you Anya looks pretty happy here.And who could blame her!

This week on Passion for ProMarkers there’s a colour challenge to use Agean,Sky Blue and Cool Aqua.I don’t know the title of this stamp as I acquired it in a swap.I decided to make her a redhead as I usually do blonde, brunette and black haired folk.I used Saffron,Spice and a touch of Terracotta.Her skin has been coloured with Ivory and Dusky Pink.The bubbles and shadowing under the bath are created with Cool Aqua and the Blender.Highlights have been added  to her hair,the bubbles and the bath using a white gel pen.The papers are K & Co,the green card is Papermania Textured.I created the pelmet with some co-ordinating paper,pink Core’dinations  from the So Mod collection and a Fiskars Scallop Sentiment punch to give a bathroom blind effect.The image has been mounted onto a Nellie Snellen die cut using foam tape.I tied a piece of rainbow organza ribbon onto the bottom corner of the die … well because I could!I adhered an acrylic dewdrop with Glossy Accents to carry through the bubbly theme.


Craftybunny x

Hello Blossom!

The challenge at Passion for ProMarkers is Pastel Green and Blossom.The image is a freebie by  Becca Kay Designs.Most of the image has been coloured with the colours set in the challenge.I’ve just added Ivory and Blush for the skin tones,Cinnamon for the hair and Satin on her socks.The Nestabilities Labels 4 has also been edged in the Pastel Green pen and layered onto a Classic Oval.The papers are K & Co and the card is Papermania Textured.The fabric flowers are some I bought from Poundland and pulled the layers apart.They were white originally but I used the Pastel Green Promarker to colour co-ordinate them.Buttons have been added to the centres.The strip down the side has had Fiskars Scallop Sentiment punch used on it.All corners have been punched with Lip Pattern corner punch.


Craftybunny x

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