G(u)esso’s Having 20 Winks?

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis 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.

The gorgeous 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis has been printed onto Desert Storm cardstock and,as I haven’t used them in a while,coloured with soft pastel pencils.Plus I’d never used them on this surface before.A few white gel pen highlights have been added to just the fairy and the caterpillar’s eyes to brighten them as the pastels were too faint.Altho’ they lay down quite chalky and dusty and also cover the lines a little,once they are set with the fixative spray they have more depth and vibrancy.I quite like how they’ve turned out on this cardstock too 🙂 Rest of the card is quiet simple…just a die cut base with freebie paper and a woodgrain embossed panel of sanded back Whitewash card,pInk ribbons and gems to match her dress and a sentiment.The gesso has been daubed and smeared about a bit.First time I’ve used it!So much fun but think I ended up covered in more than the card 😉 Drove the dog crazy too – she seemed to love the smell of it – weird?! It was pretty handy to edge the hessian/burlap die cut flowers as it held them together.Usually dab a little PVA dries clear glue around them.This way it ties everything in 🙂

Supplies :

Image : 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis

Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate

Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Crystal Glamour Dust

Papers & Card : DP Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter and Sparkle

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with WOMEN (hope a woman fairy counts!)

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 hessian flowers)

Catch The Bug :  Spring into Spring

Crazy 4 Challenges : Bring on the Bling

My Time to Craft : For a Special Lady

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Shaped Cards

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Die Cut or it could even be Flowers,Sentiment,Image too!)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes with Rick St. Dennis

Fairy Tale : Flower Power

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Spring Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers & Ribbon

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Wings ‘n Things

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Ready for Spring

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : 3 in A Row (Bingo) (Die,Flowers,Ribbon or Lace)

Crafting for all Seasons : Girly Girls

Fresh Brewed Designs : Flowers

Paper Shelter Challenge : Girly

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Ribbon and Bows

Scrappers’ Delights : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Things That Fly (altho’ she’s looking decidedly sleepy ATM I’m pretty sure she can once she wakes up!)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

I’m looking over a 4 leaf clover

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It’s the 2nd week of the St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck challenge at  Just Some Lines.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.As usual there is a freebie on the challenge site if you wish to use it :)

This darling image is Fairy – 4 leaf clover by Just Some Lines.She’s been coloured with Graph’It Markers and her clothing has been paper pieced.A little sparkle has been added to her pixie boots and  wings with a Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen.I didn’t want to lose the softness of the shading on her wings,so just picked out  the detail already there .Here’s a closer look :

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The only way I can think to describe the card I made to go with her is it’s like a variation on a tent card style.But instead of the crease at the top it’s on the left hand side as normal but there are two concertinaed pieces of card top and bottom to keep from the card opening right up.It looks kind of like a slightly open book.I’m probably not doing a great job describing this,so maybe this pic may explain what I mean a little better :

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You can also see how I suspended the flowers on some invisible nylon thread.I can’t take credit for the design. I saw a sample card like this at a demo I went to.This is just my take on it.It was quite easy to put together but most of all it fun!

Supplies :

Image : Fairy – 4 leaf clover by Just Some Lines
Sentiment :  From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Gold Graph’It Glitter Shake Pen,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink
Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (to stamp sentiment on & make concertinaed pieces),DP  Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack
Tools : Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large,X-Cut Dielicious Extra Large Square Parenthesis Nesting Dies,X-Cut Guillotine (to cut down the die cut the sentiment is on),Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (flowers),Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains (cut in half),Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Card and Scrap : Use Dies
Cards Galore Encore : Use a stamp or digi stamp
Connie Can Crop : Green with Envy
Catch The Bug : Feelin Lucky
Di’s Digis Designs : Make it Green
Open-Minded Challenges : Use Something Green
The Doodle Garden :  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Make It Sparkle
Craft for the Craic : Something Green
Craftitude : Anything Goes or Add a Little Green
Cut it Up : Green for St,Patrick’s Day or Spring
Get Inky! : Green/ St.Patty’s Day
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Things with Wings
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

Hold me,squeeze me…just not that tight!

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So it’s now the third week of the Love & Hearts challenge at Just Some Lines.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!

Thought I’d take a meander off the usual love themed route.Hopefully this would put a smile on somebody who needs it’s face 🙂 Just to show how much you care.I’ve coloured the amusing Jessi Hugs a Cat by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Must admit it looks as tho’ she’s enjoying it more than her feline friend is 😉 I dug out these magazine freebie  Nitwit Collection papers to go with her and backed everything with kraft card. The tab on the side is cut using X-Cut dies and the scallop border on the bottom of the image has been created with a punch.The sentiment has been die cut and then had the right hand side trimmed off.I added a brad to the remaining hole.A few jute twine threaded wooden buttons have been scattered around the edge of the image to complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Jessi Hugs a Cat by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen (to make the cat’s stripes stand out more)
Card & Papers : DP Past magazine freebie  Nitwit Collection, Papermania 12 x 12 Basics Kraft Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch
To Embellish : Wooden Heart Shaped Buttons and Jute Twine from stash,Dovecraft Pastel Small Brads

Some challenges this is for :

A Creative Romance : Let’s Get Sentimental
Brown Sugar : Use a Die Cut or a Punch
Crafty Catz : Lady In Red
Creative Corner : From The Heart
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Floral / Love
Pattie’s Creations : Use the Color RED in your Image
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Valentine / Love
Totally Papercrafts : Valentine / Love
Cute Card Thursday : Clever Cutting 
Delightful Challenges : Love Notes…add a heart, music or letters
Crafter’s Cafe : Hearts
Crafting By Designs : Anything for  Love
Creative Moments : Anything goes/Love
Digistamps 4 Joy : Hearts
Divas by Design : Love
Simon Says Stamp : Kraft
Sisterhood of Crafters : Love
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Buttons or Bows 
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Include any WOOD texture or element into a card
Papertake Weekly : With A Heart (include a heart)
Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Red
Digi Makeover Challenge : Hearts
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Love
The Crazy Challenge : Love is in the Air
Whoopsi Daisy : Sentiment
Eclectic Ellapu :  From the Heart


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Beary good wishes :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Let’s Play Dress Up.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 inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used the super cute Toby SpringFairy by Stamp Fairy and coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For an extra special touch I’ve paper pieced his dress and,of course,added some Glamour Dust.Ain’t he pretty?!I decided to create a card with a little white space for a change.I dug out these papers from my stash as I thought the colours would give a fresh,Springlike feel.I used one of my favourite but seldom used punches on the purple layer of card and decorated the centre of each flower with a gem.I layered up 3 different types of ribbon and topped then with a bow.The sentiment has been stamped directly on to the card base and more Glamour Dust has been applied to the stars at either end of the words.

Supplies :

Image : Toby SpringFairy  by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,E K Success Large Edger Hawaiian Flower Punch, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Various ribbons from stash,Crystal Glamour Dust


Some challenges this is for :

Artistic Inspirations : Ribbon or Twine
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Wings
Digi Makeover Challenge : Punches/Dies
Love to Create : Paper Piecing
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes 
Glitter n Sparkle : Use 3 of Something (Ribbons)
Great Impressions : Leave a Little Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Opus Gluei : Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Animal Antics
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings
Craft Lovin Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Beautiful Borders
Hiding in my Craft Room : Die Cuts
Paper Creator’s Crafts :  Make it Sparkle
The Hobby House : Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries : Dies/Punches
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Mermaids, Fairies, Fantasy
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Fantasy
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

‘Fairy’ pleased to meet you

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Just a reminder that the Fairies challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image  to enter and one random winner will get 4 digi stamps of their choice.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

For my card I’ve used Fairy – hello friend by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.Of course no fairy would be complete without a set of sparkly wings so Crystal Glamour Dust has been added.The background paper and the one the flowers are die cut from are Papermania Happy Days.The floral strip is actually a length of self adhesive fabric from the same collection.I received a selection of the papers in a DoCrafts Goody Bag and I was so taken with this floral design I used it the most leaving me with the smallest of scraps.Recently I placed an order with an online craft shop and found this material in the sale section so added it in to take me over the free P&P threshold.So not only beautiful but useful too 🙂 Looking forward to using this stuff more.I die cut a swirl to echo the shape of the  blade of grass in the image,then stamped and  hand cut the sentiment.The centers of the flowers have been embellished with some buttons to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy-hello friend by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Paper,Card & Other Material : DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Circle,Flowers cut from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Sizzix Bigz Swirls 2,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch
To Embellish : Woodware Primary Colours Buttons,Crystal Glamour Dust 


Some challenges this is for :

Creative Corner : “Fastener” (buttons)
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Card or Project with a Sentiment for a Girl
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Lots of Flowers
Creative Moments : Add a Sentiment
Flutterby Wednesdays : Any winged Creature
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Favourite Embellishment (buttons)
LEJ Designs : Things With Wings
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Card Mania : Lots of Layers
Cutie Pie Challenge : Magical
Digi Darla Challenge : Buttons 
Incy Wincy Designs : Things that begin with F (fairy,flourish,flowers)
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Buttons or Bows
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Sentimental Sundays : Use 3 Embellishments that Start w/ the letter “B” (3 buttons)
The Corrosive Challenges : All That Glitters

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Watching fairy-ily in-tently

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Some Lines and the theme is Fairies. Only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

I’ve created a tent fold card so that I could use 2 beautiful images from Just Some Lines,Fairy Keisha Watching n Waiting and Fairy Kyra Free Fall.After colouring them with Copic Ciao Markers both were fussy cut.I adhered Keisha overlapping the aperture and attached Kyra to the inside of the card with some transparent nylon thread,allowing her to dangle freely.I chose some pretty Dovecraft paper and added a sentiment layered onto a die cut piece,also cutting a matching corner from the same set.A length of ribbon in a deeper peach shade has been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Images : FairyKeisha Watching n Waiting and Fairy Kyra Free Fall by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Princess Fairytale 6 x 6 Paper Pack, Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 3 and Standard Circles Large,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Decorative Dies,Big Shot, Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Satin Ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Clearly Inspired : Die Cuts
Delicious Doodles : Use die cuts
Totally Papercrafts : Punch It!
4 Crafty Chicks : Die for Dies
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Creative Moments : Sentiment
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches/Dies
Sisterhood of Crafters : Birthdays
Creative Card Crew : Ribbon
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Die Cuts
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations : Things with Wings
Digi Makeover Challenge : Take Flight
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Create something for a Child
Pile It On : Happy Birthday 
Sentimental Sundays : Fairies with Wings 
The Ribbon Girls : Add Ribbon or Twine

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Tagging along fairy-ly

It’s my turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s my sketch :

I’ve also set the theme of ‘Tag You’re It !’.Add a tag to your card,make a tag,or even a matching set.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!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.

Well I’ve pushed the boat out and created a card with a matching tag,had to really as it was all my big idea,featuring Fairy Dance digital stamp from Willow Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers and been given Glamour Dust wings.I made both bases for the card and tag with kraft card and layered up some Polly Pickleberry CD-rom papers onto some coordinating card.I stamped a couple of sentiments and added one to tag to tie onto my card.The other is the focal point of the tag,embellished with some teeny star gems and more Glamour Dust.I picked out the aqua colour highlights from the bird backing paper and twisted two shades of floss together.The ribbon is from atop I bought.It’s the pieces that hold clothes on the hanger.Not sure how I manage it but no matter how much ribbon I buy it’s always these that match a project perfectly 😀

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Dance digital stamp from Willow Designs
Papers : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs
Sentiments : Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers,Rosebud Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Crystal Glamour Dust 
Card : Papermania 12 x12 Kraft Pack,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,X-Cut Dielicious  Ornate Frame Nesting Dies,Sizzix Bigz Tags Scallops,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish :We R Memory Keepers Aqua Floss,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Ribbon recycled from a top

Here’s a couple of closer views of the card and tag :



Some challenges :

Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Little Red Wagon : Coloring
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Sentiments
Paper Shelter Challenge : Fairies and Elves
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Anything Goes Challenge  : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Fantasy
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Do It Digi
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Tag or Invitation (Tag only entered)
Cupcake Craft : Get Krafty
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Ribbon & Bows
There’s Magic in the Air : Pretty in Pink
Creative Inspirations Paint : Any Sketches ( My own from Willow Sketchie Challenge…lol)
Dream Valley Challenges : Glitter and Bling
Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter/Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
Pile It On : Make It Sparkle
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girls  : Add Sparkle
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges : Anything but a Card (Tag only entered)
Alphabet Challenge : T for Tags

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


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