Bunnies in the pink

Monochromatic is the theme at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fab Delicious Doodles and The Charm Barn as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

I decided to make a little doorway into fairyland with my card.The image is Away with the Bunnies by Delicious Doodles.The image has been water coloured with pearlescent  paint and the card made around it with different pink pearlescent card to give a lovely fairy-like sparkle throughout.

Supplies : 
Image : Away with the Bunnies from Delicious Doodles
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends stamp set
Mediums : Pearlescent water colour paint,Rosebud Memento Dew Drop ink pad,Gold metallic pen
Card : Various from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Sizzix Bigz Hinges Latches Handles and Photo Turns,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Craft Concept Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Crafts Too Daisy Embossing Folder,Big Shot

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Spring is in the Air
Di’s Digis Designs : Emboss it
Little Claire’s : Spring
Marks Finest Papers : Shades of Pink
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Bunnies
Creative Inspirations Paint :Monochromatic
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Some Bunny Loves You  and/or Sketch
Alphabet Challenge : D for Dry Embossing
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards  : Fancy Folds
Crafty Ann’s : Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz : Spring
Fairy Fun Fridays : Spring
Fussy and Fancy :  Anything but a Square/Rectangle
Guylou’s Inimitability :  Monochromatic
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Phindy’s Place : Animal Planet
Simply Create Too : Spring
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Things with Wings
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Spring
Crafty Purple Frog  : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Use a digi
Pixie Cottage :  Sketch and/or Easter/Spring
Whimsical Wednesdays : Spring
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes
Sassy Cheryl’s :  Think Spring
Creative Stamp Friends : Spring
Get Hippity with Ippity :  Things with Wings 
Hooked on Crafts :  More than One Fold 
The Cutie Pie Challenge :  Think Pink with Rabbits

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Little Missy Sunshine

This week at Willow Sketchie Challenge it’s my first turn at hosting and presenting a sketch :

Along with this I’ve added a recipe :
I’d like to see you :
1.Add some shimmer/sparkle
2. Add something floral
3.Bring me sunshine -use something yellow

Hope you can play along!Please visit the challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from the DT.If you like what you see don’t forget to send over your crafty friends to join us too.You don’t need a Willow Designs image to enter but we’d love it if you did!

I’ve used cutie-pie Missy  from Willow Designs on my card.She’s been coloured with ProMarkers including Metallic Silver on her crown.I’ve also added lots of teeny nail gems to her.I’ve used some lovely,bright,Summery papers and a few yellow bits ‘n’ bobs too.The ric rac I’ve had for years and never seem to have thought how to use it.The Prima blooms I’ve had an age as well.This was a challenge for me also as yellow isn’t a colour I automatically think of using but what with it being Summer I thought this stuff ought to come out to play!

Supplies :
Image : Missy from Willow Designs
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio  Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : ProMarkers,Cantaloupe Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta  Large Corner Rounder Punch,Nestabilities Labels 4,Big Shot
Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Nail Gems,Crafts Too Acrylic Stone Gems Wheel Cool Series,Ric rac from stash

Some challenges this is for :

My Mum’s Craft Shop : Summer Time
Stampavie and more : Card for a girl
My Time To Craft : G is for… girl in my case!
Papertake Weekly : Bingo – Gems,Ribbon ( does ric rac count?),Blooms
Try It On Tuesday :Anything Goes
Use It Tuesdays : Indian Summer (Hoarded supplies – papers,Nail Gems,Flowers,Ric rac,Gems)
Paper Creations Ink : Show us your flowers
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Kenny K’s Krafty Girlz : Summer Sparkle
The Crafty Pad : Cute & Girly
OSSAT : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Time for Some Bling
Crafty Calendar : Hot Colours
Mami Doodles : Flowers
Stamp Something : Dog Days of Summer
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Sparkly

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x

A precious coat

Over at Willow Sketchie Challenge we have  a fabby sketch from Shell :

This is her debut as hostess and very first sketch!

For my card I’ve used Precious from Willow Designs.Not only do you get a pre-coloured and digi stamp you also get a matching backing paper too!I’ve coloured her with ProMarkers and added some touches of Copic Atyou Spica pens.You may have noticed she also has a coat of Precious paper.I paper pieced this.Keep reading and you will get to a tutorial on how to do this with digi’s! I’ve added some texture with an embossing folder and added some coloured staples for extra interest.The little stapler is only 99p from The Works and comes with a selection of different colours of staples.

Here’s a close up to hopefully show some sparkle :

Supplies :
Image : Precious from Willow Designs
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends plate stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink
Colouring Mediums : ProMarkers including Blender on sky,Copic Atyou Spica pens in Pink (gems on crown),Clear (star on wand) and Silver (buckles on shoes)
Papers & Card : Precious backing paper that comes with the image, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Squares,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large,Crafts Too Stars Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Mini Stapler
Embellishments : Coloured Mini Staples

Here is the tutorial.

The weather has been very cloudy so the light wasn’t too fantastic but you should get the gist :

First print your image onto copy paper.Note which way the paper comes out of your printer.Here I’ve marked an arrow to remind me which way to feed it back in.

I’ve resized the Precious paper at 25% in paint.That’s the beauty of digi papers!If using Designer Papers just choose a small pattern.They work better.

Next trim down the paper to fit the part you want to paper piece.Not only does this allow you to choose which part of  the pattern you want to use it also saves waste if you’re using your favourite papers.This technique is good for using your scraps too.I’ve adhered it using a Stix 2 Removable Tape Pen (the green one).You can also use low-tack masking tape but you must take care NOT to place this over any part you want to print  out.How do I know?Hee hee,through experience!

Pop you paper back into your printer making sure you’ve got it the right way round and print again.Although in this instance the image has printed a second time perfectly aligned the reason for printing out on ordinary paper is this isn’t always the case.

Print your image out onto the piece of cardstock you want to use on your finished project.

Cut out and colour as desired.Here I’ve cut out her coat using decoupage scissors to make sure I’ve got all round the finer details.It’s been stuck in place using a good quality PVA glue to make it easier to slide it into position.Use this sparingly as you don’t want it to wrinkle.I’ve stuck this down flat but you could shape the paper using your fingers and add some lift with some Pinflair Glue Gel.

Hope you give this a go.It’s such a fun way to add detail to your images and coordinates them beautifully to the rest of your work.

Any questions on this don’t hesitate to ask.

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Daisy Doodles : Anything Goes
There’s Magic In The Air : Layers (at least 6)
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Punches and Die Cuts
Crafty Ann’s : Embossing,Debossing or Both
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers : Anything Goes
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage : Emboss It (and/or sketch)
Scrapbook Sisters : Birthday Card
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x

Happy Birthday to Choo!

At AiFactory Challenges were asking you to Use Your Favorite Embellishment.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 6th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used Toy Train Clipart.As you can see I’ve flipped the image as  I felt it looked better that way.That’s the beauty of digital images.I then decided to coat the image in clear ultra thick embossing enamel.It’s so much easier than using normal embossing powder  as you don’t have to keep layering it up to get the result you want.As for my favorite embellishment…well…it had to be… BUTTONS!Love ’em.I managed to sneak in some baker’s twine.I couldn’t have put them on my card naked!!

Supplies :
Image : Toy Train Clipart from AiFactory
Sentiment : Pink Cat Studio Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : Versamark,clear ultra thick embossing enamel,Jet Black Archival ink
Papers & Card : DP Artic Frog 6 x 6 Lily Pads Spring Break, Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks embossing folder,Big Shot,Heat gun
Embellishments : Papermania Buttons Yellow Tube,We R Memory Keepers  Sew Easy Fancy Floss – Bakers Twine Primary

Some challenges this card is for :

Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes 
Sew Many Cards : Dry Embossing
Secret Crafter : Embossing
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Male themed Anniversary/Birthday card
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : T is for…Train!Oh,and twine.


Lisa x


Strawberry Fair-y

At Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week the theme is No Patterned or Designer Papers.Of course you are more than welcome to create your own.One lucky winner will get a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.For some beautiful inspiration please take a look at the DT and GDT’s work.

You may have noticed that the name of the challenge site has changed a little and has been given a fresh look.So has the store and both are looking good!If you’d like some new blinkies for your blog head on over to Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and pick them up.And with the offers in store this month that’s also worth a visit too!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Strawberry Fairy from Digi Doodle Shop.She’s been coloured with Polychromos Pencils and blended out with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.I’ve stamped a greeting at the top.Both her wings and the stars either side of the words have had Frosted Lace Stickles applied to them.For the background piece I passed some green vellum through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug Embossing folder.I’ve added some tiny gems to the corners where they’ve been punched and tied some delicate looking white organza ribbon (a little like fairies wings) through the vellum.

Supplies :
Image : Strawberry Fairy from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Fairy Friends stamp set by Pink Cat Studios
Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,low odour oils thinners,Frosted Lace Stickles
Card & Paper : Red card from Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack,Vellum from Papermania Greens Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Corner Punch,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Kassie’s Brocade Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Paper Stumps,Gel Picker (for applying gems)
Embellishments : 3 mm Red gems,White organza ribbon that was tied round a pack of card blanks I bought

Here are some challenges this is for :

Card Makin Mamas : Scraps (both the red card and green vellum)
Fairy Fun Friday : Summer Fun
Fun At Fairy Knoll : Birthday
Fun With Shapes and More : Everything Must Sparkle
Stamp Something : June Digi Day
Totally Paper Crafts : Get Fruity
By The Cute and Girly : In the Garden
Crafters Companion : Here comes Summer
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft : Texture
Creative Card Crew : Wings
Crafty Calendar : Things With Wings
Bee Crafty : Summers Here
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Here comes Summer
Digital Tuesday : In the Garden/Outdoors
Scrap Creations : Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Summer Birthdays
Ooh La La : Happy Birthday
The Corrosive : Summer Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy : On the wings of a …  
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Here comes Summer
Scrapbook Sisters : English Country Garden
Simon Says : Fruity
Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.
TFLLisa x

Fairy in flight

It’s the first Monday of the month at Craft Your Passion so that means it’s Anything Goes!We have three super sponsors Patties Creations,Wags ‘n Whiskers and The Robins Nest.For further details on how to play along and for some fabulous inspiration from the DT and GDT’s please visit the challenge blog.

I got to play with the beautiful Fairy Lacey from Wags ‘n Whiskers.She’s been coloured with Polychromos pencils blended out with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.I added Diamond Stickles on prats of her wings.And for once I’ve managed to capture the sparkle on camera!!To make the most of her beauty I’ve printed her large enough to cut her from the smallest Labels 4 Grand Nesties and made the easel card from the same set.I embossed the bottom yellow panel and lightly sanded it to bring the flowers outThe other pieces have been too to emphasise the embossed edges.I’ve embellished with some raffia lace ribbon and some fab sparkly ribbon I found in my stash.The pins I made myself.They started out as  pearl headed pins and I added various beads from my stash.I had bought some plain pins but couldn’t find them anywhere – until I’d tidied up!You may have noticed there are no DP’s on this card.That’s because I’ve run out.LOL!As if.I’ve probably got enough to not only paper the walls in my own home but the whole street’s as well!!No,I just fancied a change and make good use of the pretty folder.

I have to admit that this isn’t a colour combo that springs to mind and the inspiration came from this beautiful card.

Supplies :
Image : Fairy Lacey from Wags ‘ n Whiskers
Sentiment : From Fairy Friends stamp set by Pink Cat Studios
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,low odour oils thinners,Diamond Stickles,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card : Core’dinations Roy G Biv 12 x 12 card
Tools : Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circles Large,Crafts Too Daisies Embossing Folder,Woodware 1 1/2″ circle punch,Lasting Impressions Paper Scuffers Fine,paper stumps
Embellishments : Raffia lace ribbon and sparkle ribbon from stash,pins created by me from pearl headed pins and beads from my stash held together with Glossy Accents

Here are some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : E for Easel Card
Delicious Doodles : Texture
Fun At Fairy Knoll : Birthday
Fun With Shapes and More : Everything must sparkle
Stamp Something : June Digi Day
Stampin with the Dragon : Easel Time
Charisma Cardz : Something that flies
Crafty Purple Frog : Things of Beauty (I think she is!)
Cute Card Thursday : Embellish It!
MAWTT : No Designer Papers
Sassy Studio Designs : No Patterned Papers
StampInsanity : Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open challenge
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Things with Wings
Stampavie and more : More than fold
Claudia and Company : Fancy Folds
Top Tip Tuesday : Wrap it up with ribbon
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft : Texture
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :
Birthday Sundaes : Anything Goes Birthday Cards
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

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

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