Autumn’s looking (Prim)rosy


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.

Primrose – Autumn Leaves by Crafty Sentiments Designs is a cutie,isn’t she 🙂 She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I chose to layer her up on these pretty papers,including a glittery one,and kraft for an Autumnal feel.Some lovely orange ribbon from my stash has been picked out to compliment her dress . A die cut bunch of leaves arranged behind a crochet flower to emulate those in her hand are the finishing touch.I just love this time of year so this little sweetheart is right up my street 😀

Supplies :

Image : Primrose – Autumn Leaves by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP  First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cutting)

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 32 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Large,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot

To Embellish : Fancy Pants Designs Harvest Posies , Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Pebbles Orange Ribbon,Twine recycled from a clothing tag


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Colouring in Scrapland : Autumn

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Shades of Autumn

Eclectic Ellapu : September – Purple Team ~Autumnal

Stamping Sensations : October – Autumn

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Allsorts : Colors of Autumn

Crafty Friends Challenge : Autumn Colors

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : October –  Anything Hand Colored

My Sheri Crafts : First Day of Fall

Scrappers Delights : October –  Anything Goes 

Sweet Stampin :  Autumn

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : October – Autumnal Twist – include Kraft paper or products

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner :  Octoberfest

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : October – Halloween or Autumn

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Autumn Leaves

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Cardz 4 Galz : Fall/Autumn Colours

C.R.A.F.T. : Inspiration Picture 

Craft Rocket Challenges : Ribbon &/or Lace

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes!

Star Stampz Challenge : Layer It Up

Crafting By Designs : October Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Die cuts/Punches

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes – Twist- 2 Patterned Papers

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Stampavie and More : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Patterned Paper

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Flowers for Mum with love


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

The most lover-ly scarf around ;)


** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

When I saw the beautiful Scarf Lover by The East Wind I just knew I wanted to make a circular shaped card but I also had the idea of adding dimension.I coloured her with Spectrum Noir Pencils,added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes,lips and badges in her scarf before fussy cutting her.The card base was created by die cutting two Nestie shapes and cutting an aperture in one.To give lift to the top layer I concertinaed two strips of card and adhered them on each side of the back piece,making sure they were parallel.The top piece was carefully lined up then stuck into place.*Tip* I chose to stand the scalloped cricle on two ‘bumps’ for more stability,this also means it free stands without the need for trimming.The patterned backing paper was cut from the same size die as the aperture but the photo angle shows the dimension better so it appears to be smaller.A length of hessian/jute ribbon with a frilled ribbon has been laid across the back.The image was then popped up on foam tape.I layered a couple of paper flowers and added a wooden heart shaped button top.This has been threaded with a scrap piece of the hessian ribbon that fell off the end bit I trimmed.Behind that a couple of pearl headed pins have been safely tucked in with foam tape (which also holds the flower in place).Rather than throw away the off cut of hessian I inserted it at the back.The sentiment has been stamped onto a wooden plaque.I found these on The Works website for a pound and was quite impressed to find twelve in the pack (4 each of 3 different styles) 😀 I if hadn’t have added the wooden embellishments this card could be squashed flat for posting – but this is intended for hand delivery 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Scarf Lover by The East Wind

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Soufflé Pen (to highlight her eyes),3D Crystal Lacquer,Sepia Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine Freebie,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Dried Marigold

Tools : Big Shot Plus,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Pebbles Orange Ribbon,Dovecraft 24 Paper Blossoms Peach,Wooden Plaques from The Works,Cream Hessian/Jute Ribbon,Pearl Headed Pins & Wooden Heart Shaped Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly +Dreams : Let’s Get Girly

A Gem of a Challenge : Autumn

Little Claire’s : Autumn

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Anything Bur a Square or  Rectangle

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers :  Always Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : “Orange” you glad it’s Autumn + Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Autumn Splendour

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

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

Digi Galore : Anything Goes

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Just Do It (Anything Goes)

Crafting for all Seasons : Layering It Up

Crafty Creations : It Takes Two (Double flowers,layered)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Happy Fall Y’all

Paper Shelter Challenge : Birthday Card with a Sentiment

Stampavie and More : Birthday

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes or Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x