Keeping it Pengu-in the Family

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Baby It’s Cold Outside.We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles 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.

I thought I’d try something different with Penguin Family by Delicious Doodles.As the image is shaded I only added touches of cool blues in two shades of Copic Markers.After seeing demos using microbeads and double sided adhesive sheets I wanted to give this a go.It’s fun!!But you do have to watch these teensy little spheres don’t go everywhere 😉 I do have to point out that both image and sentiment show a lot clearer IRL.Think there is a bit of glare from my lamp bouncing back.

Supplies :

Image : Penguin Family by Delicious Doodles
Semtiment : From Penny Black T for Transparent set The Wonder
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Stix 2 Clear plastic Beads,Woodware A4 Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Card & Papers : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Paper Pack 8 x 8,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Sizzix Bigz Bookplate,Big Shot
To Embellish : Ribbon from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Stripes
Digi Choosday Challenge  :Xmas Celebrations
Just Inspirational Challenges : Winter
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday : Christmas is Coming
Ooh La La Creations : Christmas
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Anything Goes
Come and Get It Winter
My Perfect Life : Always Any Christmas Card
Robyn`s Fetish : Use a Digi
The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Everything
Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!
Pumpkin Spice : Scarecrow, Crows, or Birds

Thanks for looking

Lisa x



Swinging by for Christmas

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

It’s an exciting time at Crafty Sentiments Designs!Its almost New Release time!Great for getting ahead with all those Christmas makes 😀

You can catch some sneaky peeks over at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog 😉 Please drop by to take a look at the  fabulous festive makes by the talented Design Team 🙂

I’ve had my my first go at making a Die Cut Swing Card featuring the most gorgeous Christmas Seasons.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.What a delight 😀

Here’s some more views to give an idea how this works :

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Just had to use these beautiful Hot Off The Press papers to go with her – perfect!Used my Nesties to create all the frames and layering for the sentiment and inside decoration.I mixed up three sets of Marianne Design dies and added some flat backed pearls.All edges are all inky and distressed for a vintage feel.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Seasons
Sentiment : From Penny Black The Wonder
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad,Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Papers & Card : Base card made using Kraft card from my stash,DP Hot Off The Press Vintage Christmas Card Kit,Red and Green Cardstock from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Nestabilities Labels 4,Marianne Design Poinsettia Flower Die,Leaves from Marianne Design Fantasy Flower Die,Swirls  from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Die,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

City Crafter Challenge : Christmas In July
Deep Ocean Challenge : Lots Of Layers 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Christmas In July
Digi Choosday Challenge : Christmas In July
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Christmas In July
Papertake Weekly : It’s A Jolly Holiday
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Handmade Flowers
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Oddball Art Stamps : Show Us Your  Coloring Skills!!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas in July
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenges : Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts  : Christmas in July
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Christmas Colours
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Christmas in July
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Paper-peaced Angel


The Christmas/Winter month long challenge at Just Some Lines is still going on.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 printed this beautiful,serene Christmas Angel by Just Some Lines   directly onto the kraft card base using a verse editor for inserts as the template.The top half of her dress,face,hands,wings and hair have been coloured with Graph’It Markers.I just love how they’ve turned out 🙂 So pleased with the results.For the skirt I’ve paper pieced with some pretty Christmas DP and overlayed the floaty part with vellum.The star after being coloured first with a Graph’It Maker was glitzed up with some Stickles as was her halo.I’ve added a couple of strips of glittery self adhesive film,one die cut,topped with some wooden star buttons.They’ve been coated with more Stickles and threaded with paper twine.The sentiment has been stamped in the bottom left corner.

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Angel by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Penny Black T for Transparent set The Wonder
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack,Vellum from stash
Tools : Decoupage Scissors,Nellie Snellen Lace Edge Border Die,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine
To Embellish : Wooden Star Buttons,Paper Twine,Glittered Self Adhesive Film from stash


Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Last Minute Card or something you have not shown already
Di’s Digis Designs : Anything Christmas
Totally Gorjuss : Quick Christmas!
Word Play Saturday : Fairy or Angel
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes/ Pink With Pattern
QKR Stampede : Happy Holidays
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend  : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas using Non-Traditional Colors
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Christmas
DRS Designs : Three’s Company
MilkCoffee Challenge : Any Christmas Creation

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hedgehogs and buttons

I just love hedgehogs and buttons.And here’s a card with two of my favouritest things!

For my card I’ve used  a cute hedgie from The Best Day Ever (always makes me think of Spongebob!) clear stamp set from Penny Black.I got this set as a freebie for subscribing to Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine but I only made two Christmas cards using a different stamp from this set.I’m planning on using them a lot more for this year’s cards.I’ve coloured him with Promarkers and taken the whiteness out by applying Desert Sand Memento Ink around the edges.This is a kind of prototype for this year’s Christmas cards.I tend to pick a style and then mix up the images,papers and embellishments for a bit of variety.I also try and eke out my papers.So I cut  the snowman paper into 3 equal strips and carefully matched up the top and bottom pieces.The centre piece I’ve omitted shall be used on another card. I know there were a lot of cards out in blogland last Christmas using kraft card and tickets and I don’t know if it will still be on trend when the big day rolls round but I like how this card turned out and I’m going to stick to it.

Supplies :
Image : From The Best Day Ever by Penny Black
Sentiment : Freebie Christmas Digi Ticket Stamps from The Beary Scrap Blog
Mediums : Promarkers,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers &Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x6 pad,Kraft and green/black card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Edge Punch,Standard and Scalloped Large Circle Nestabilities,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Big Shot
Embellishments : Buttons from my stash,Dovecraft Red Grossgrain Ribbon

Some challenges this card is for :

The Paper Variety : Snowflakes (on DP)
Sundays With Crissy : Ribbons
Pile It On : Brand Spanking New (DP pad)
Creative Cowgirls : Something New (DP pad)
The Crazy Challenge : All things New (DP pad)
Woodware USA : Something New (DP pad)
Cooking It Up With Katie : Button Me A Ribbon Animal
Cute Card Thursday : Out With The Old (green/black cardstock and red ribbon – had both for over 2 years!!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon :Something New & Ribbon (DP pad)
ABC Christmas : A is for Anything Goes
Anything Goes : The Letter C (Christmas)
Aud Sentiments : Only Have Two Words
Creative Belli : Snow (on papers)
Crafty Purple Frogs : New goodies or technique (new DP pad)
The Creative Cottage : Something New (DP pad) 
Creative Inspirations : Use Something New ( DP pad)
Cutie Sunday : Winter
Delicious Doodles : New (DP pad)
Delightful Challenges : Buttons
Do You Stack Up : Cute As A Button
Lothian Crafts : Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes : Something New (DP pad)
Rainbow Lady’s : It’s All New To Me (DP pad)
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Tellen’s Place : Punches
The Pink Elephant : Winter Wonderland


Lisa x