A bit sheepish

This weeks challenge at Pear Tree Designs is ‘Animals’.As ever there is a fabby prize up for grabs.The Character Cafe are offering a mix of digital stamps for one lucky winner.So why not play along and take a look at the brilliant DT creations?

For my card I used one of Donna’s digital images from Pear Tree Designs Digital Images.This one is called Sheepie.I merged and resized two of him,flipping one so he faced the other way.I then coloured them with Promarkers and used chalk to create the grass and sky.I printed out a separate image coloured his ears and face with Promakers again.I applied a coating of Snow Marker,let it dry,then dotted some more on then allowed it to dry before giving it a blast with my heat gun to create a fluffy fleece.I cut him out very carefully – making sure I didn’t turn him into lamb chops!!I adhered him over the top using silicone on his body and PVA on his ear and legs.The patterned papers are K & Co and the green card is So Mod Core’dinations. I made the holes with a Cutter Bee Piercing Bug and drew some wobbly lines with a fine liner pen.This is a perfect example of  how my sewing would look if it were real!I roughed up the edges with the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.I saw this style of card demo’ed by Debbie Moore on Create and Craft and thought it would suit this cute ‘n’ quirky image.I fixed some eyelets for strength before threading the fibres through,added a tag with a computer generated message,then tied it together.I found the large eyelet in a matching shade of pink so I added it to complete the card.

I do refer to Sheepie as a he but I suppose technically she’s a girl!I’m not quite sure who I’d give this card to.Maybe if  DD1 does as well as expected in her exams it could quite well be a card for her.It makes a change from the usual congratulations doesn’t it?

Here come the challenges :

Papertake Weekly : In Stitches

My Time To Craft : Zig Zags (stitches on main image)

Ooh La La : Simply Summer

Lexi’s Creations : Layers – 3D

Simon Says Stamp Challenges : Check It Out (use checks)

Charisma Cardz Challenge : Metal Mickey ( use something metal)

Delightful Sketches : It’s all about Summer

Paper Play Challenges : Card for a Child/Teenager

Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes With A Celebration

Little Red Wagon : Tags

Craftalicious : Cute 

Digital Tuesday : Summertime

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp : The Great Outdoors

Speedy the Cat’s Challenge : Use a die cut (tag)

E.C.P. : Summer

Bee Crafty : 3D

Sentimental Sundays : Celebration

KL Stampin ‘N’ Scrapping : Summer and Beach Theme

Drunken Stampers : Summer/Vacation

 Crafty Calendar : Summer

Allsorts : Create a Scene

Fairy Fun Friday : Anything Goes

One Stop Craft Challenge : Distressing

By the Cute and Girly : Warm Summer Days (don’t think there’s anything warmer than the poor sheep waiting in the Summer heat to be shorn)


Lisa x

…And a cupcake in a Pear Tree (Designs)

This is just sooo exciting on many levels!Not only is this a brand new weekly challenge  but I also got chosen to be part of the DT.Whoo hoo!!

Today marks the launch of the very first Pear Tree Designs challenge which has been set in the form of a sketch by Donna :

We were given the most delicious cupcake image to work with too.It’s one of Donna’s own designs and is available at Pear Tree Digital Designs for the bargainous special limited price of £1.00.

There’s a most  fantabulous prize up for grabs this week in the form of a Stampin’ Up Card Kit as well as two digi images of your choice from Donna’s store.

Why not pop over and check out the challenge and the other yummy DT cards?Go on,you know you want to!

For my card I used the rather aptly named Cupcake paper by Basic Grey and some zig zag corrugated card from my stash (I’ve got a ton of it and never use it nearly enough).I’ve coloured the image with Promarkers,added a highlight on the cherry with a permanent white pen before coating it in Glossy Accents.The icing has been created with three layers of a recently rediscovered white glaze pen.I toned down the papers with an ink pad as well as the card the image is on to make the cake pop out and say ‘Eat me’.I created a tag with a sentiment stamp I already had.I chose some red brads to finish the card and to compliment the cherry on the cake.

This card is also for these challenges :

Allsorts : Tag/label

C.R.A.F.T. : Birthday/Celebrations

Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog : Lots of colour

Charisma Cardz Challenge : 3D

Creative Inspirations : Card for a child

The Crazy Challenge : Something New

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp : One for the Boys

Ooh La La Creations : Bright and Cheerful

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge : Recipe of 1 ribbon,2 patterned papers.3 embellishments

Sundays with Crissy : Layers


Lisa x