The sweetest thing

This week at Craft Your Passion there is a picture for your inspiration.We have Milk Coffee and Bugaboo Stamps as our fab 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!

For my card I’ve used the very beautiful Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show by Milk Coffee.She’s been printed onto linen textured card and coloured with FlexMarkers.The base for this centre step card is made from the same.The papers were a freebie from  Simply Cards & Papercraft  magazine a while back and I’ve used card from my stash for the matting and die cuts.I made some flowers to match the ones on her dress and in her hair.Pearls were added to the centres and to follow the theme I applied Liquid Pearls to the ones on the image and sentiment.I decided to stamp the sentiment onto pink as I thought white would be too stark.

Supplies : 
Image : Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show by Milk Coffee
Mediums : FlexMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment : Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ’em Clear Stamp
Papers & Card : DP Hot Off The Press Soft Nostalgia freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Southfield  Snow Linen Card from a mixed 12x 12 pack,Pink and brown card from stash
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Marianne Creatables Floral 1 Dies,Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Elegance,Sizzix Bigz Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns ,Sizzix Extended Spacer Platform,Sizzix XL Cutting Pads,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : White flat backed pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Hit the Bottle
One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Add a Flower
The Crafty Pad : Live on the Edge
2 Sisters : Use a Digital Image
Hiding in my Craft Room :  April Flowers bring.. Homemade Flowers 
Just Some Lines :  Give a Gift of Flowers
Card Makin’ Mamas : Make it Girlie      
Delicious Doodles :  Loads of Layers
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything with Flowers
Fairy Tale : Stepper Card
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy :  Mother’s Day and/or flowers
Sassy Studio Designs : Flowers & flourishes
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
Southern Girls : Fancy folds
Marianne’s Design Divas : Pearls and Swirls
Sundays with Crissy : Use your favourite colour combo
Through the Craftroom Door : Show me your Favourite Technique (colouring with FlexMarkers,fancy fold,making own flowers)
Paper Pretties : Card for girls 
Whimsy Inspiration :  Punches/diecuts
Stamp-N-Doodle :  April Showers &/or May Flowers
The Stamping Boutique :  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Spotty, Dotty
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Handmade Flowers 
Victorine Originals :Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Flourish
Opus Gluei : Use Flourishes on your project 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking rosy

Just For You is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous Mami Doodles as our sponsor too.Please check out the rules on how to play along over at the challenge site.Don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful DT and GDT’s inspiration while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Lara with Roses from Mami Doodles.She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.The papers were a freebie Kate Knight pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I used some coordinating card to pick out the colours in the image and papers.I’ve also used several dies and punches along with a Papermania embossing folder.I’ve added some gems and thread to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Lara with Roses from Mami Doodles
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers in ,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Kate Knight freebie pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Collossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch, Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Tonic Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2 and Ovals 2,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large and Classic  Scalloped Circle Large,Papermania Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : 4mm,3mm,2mm Clear Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss Aqua

Here are some challenges this card is for :

The Crafty Pad  : Lots of Texture
Dream Valley : Summer Theme
I Did It Creations : Floral
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Favourite Technique (colouring – especially with my new Copics!)
Crazy 4 Challenges : Summer Themed
One Stop Craft : Summertime
Totally Gorjuss : Summertime
Card Makin’ Mamas : Summertime
Aud Sentiments: Sentiment with at least 2 words
Charisma Cardz : All About Flowers
Stamp Insanity : Anything Goes 
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open challenge
Stampavie and more : More than 3 layers
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean : Cards
Scrap Creations : Summer
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Square cards

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fit for a Princess

Pretty in Pink is the theme at AiFactory Challenges this week. So we want to see your girly creations for this one.You have until Wednesday 1st June 11.59 to upload your project.For more details head on over.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I’ve used Girl Dressed Up as a  Princess clipart from AiFactory for my card.This little cutie is just $1 too!I’ve tried to do and use all the things I usually forget and then think afterwards ‘I really should’ve done that’.So I’ve layered the image,glittered,used a border punch,added gems,die cut flowers and ribbon.Oh,and I decided to use a LOT of pink!

Here’s a closer view of all the sweet sparkliness!

Supplies :
Image : Girl Dressed Up as a Princess clipart from AiFactory
Sentiment: Created in Word 2010 by me!
Mediums : Zig glue pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers : DCWV The Mini Stack 3
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Square Large;Classic Square Large;Classic Scallop Circle Large;Standard Circle Large,Marianne Designs Creatables Floral 1 Dies,Grand Calibur
Embellishments : Dovecraft Pink Grossgrain Ribbon,2mm and 4mm Clear Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty

Some challenges this card is for :

Claudia & Co : Girls Birthday Card
My Time To Craft : Use a Die Cut
Karen’s Doodles : Make it Sparkle
Lexi’s Creations : Spots and/or stripes
There’s Magic in the Air : Let’s make our own flowers
I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Happy Birthday
2 Sisters : Use a digi
CES : Embellish It!
Little Claire’s : Sparkle
One Stop Craft : Fairy Tales
Crafts 4 Eternity : Recipe: 1.Flower 2.Ribbon 3.Bling
Fairy Knoll : Flowers
Mami Doodles : Spots and /or Stripes
Creative Craft World : 3 or more flowers
Inky Impressions : Shine on
Stampavie and more : Pink
Truly Scrumptious : Anything Goes  
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Bling It On !
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts  : Bling It


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



Lisa x

Dancing Queen

At Craft Your Passion this week it’s Anything Goes.We also have FOUR fabulous sponsors Digis With Attitude!,Guylou’s Inimitability,Letraset and Pizzazz Aplenty.To find more details and to play along check out the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s wonderful work. 

For my card I’ve used Disco Tween from Digi’s With Attitude!She’s been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copic Atyou Spica Pens.Her trousers have been paper pieced with some coordinating papers from the same pack as used on the rest of the card.She really was a joy  to colour and dress up.I had so much fun!I found this fabulous sparkly ribbon in my stash.The metal letters came from a bargain bin at my local craft warehouse.I only paid £1.99 and there are loads in the pack.The goregeous,super shiny,silver pearls are from Pizzazz Aplenty and were of course added using my Gel Picker from the same store.This is a fantastic item and I would be so lost without it!

Here’s a closer view.Click fo a clearer view.I’m hoping you can see the sparkle.It really is quite glittery but I always struggle to get this across in my pics.

Supplies :
Image : Disco Tween from Digi’s With Attitude!
Mediums : ProMarkers,Copic Atyou Spica Pens
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,green card from,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilties Labels 1,Bigshot,Decoupage scissors,Gel Picker
Embellishments : Sparkly ribbon from stash,metal letters from my local craft warehouse,3mm and 4mm Silver Flat Back Pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Paper Sundaes : Favourite Hair Colour Combo (ProMarkers in Ivory,Primrose and Pastel Yellow.They give a nice,light blonde)
Craft Your Days Away : Music and Dance
Crafts 4 Eternity: Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : Teenagers
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
Mami Doodles : Let’s Go Girly
Phindy’s Place : Glitter,Glamour and Glitz
Simply Create : Time to rock the metal
Totally Papercrafts : Glitter
Wags ‘n’ Whiskers : Use Die or Punch
Little Miss Muffet : Die cuts or punches
MAWTT : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Bling
StampInsanity : Use Metal
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Pearls
Ladybugs Crafts Ink : Fashion
Creative Inspiration : Pink,Yellow and Green

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at this card as I’ve enjoyed making it!

Lisa x

Fairy-ly glittery

It’s all about Glitter and Glitz at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.Check out the challenge blog for full details on how to play and be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous creations.With the special offers this month in store now would be a great time to stock up on some beautiful images.There are quite a few new releases too.

I’ve used the gorgeous Fairy & Daisy from Digi Doodle Shop. She’s been coloured with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils blended using cotton buds for a softer finish.I only applied colour to the inner parts of her wings before blending out to give a more delicate feel to them.After allowing the fixative to dry I sprinkled Crystal Glamour Dust over her wings,the edges of the flower and underside of the leaves.I cut her out using decoupage scissors,curled the edges slightly to give dimension,then popped her on using Pinflair Glue Gel.I wanted it to look as if the daisy had sprouted there as part of the paper.The paper and chipboard piece are from this months Cardmaking and Papercraft Country Diary freebie.They both had a good coating of Crafter’s Companion Gold Spray and Sparkle as have the red brads.I think I went a little OTT with it but if you can’t go mad with the glitter on a fairy card when can you?!!I finshed with some gorgeous,shimmery organza ribbon and some sparkly gems.

Supplies :
Image : Fairy & Daisy from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Koh-I Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor & Newton Artists’ Fixative,Crafter’s Companion Gold Spray and Sparkle,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Decoupage scissors,Gel Picker to apply gems from Pizzazz Aplenty
Embellishments : Dovecraft Cream Organza Ribbon,Brads from Papermania Red & Pink pack,3mm red gems from Pizzazz Aplenty 

Some challenges this card is for :

Daring Cardmakers : Spring /Easter
Digi’s With Attitude! Challenges : Spring has Sprung
Totally Papercrafts : Springtime
2 Sisters : BINGO : Punches/Die cuts,Glitter/Glimmer,Flowers
Desert Island Crafts : 2.Fairytale,3.Ribbon,5.Crown Jewels
Quirky Crafts : Sparkly,Punchy,Easter or Spring
Kaboodle Doodles : Thoughts of Spring/Easter
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Let’s Celebrate
Digital Tuesday : Pretty Punches
Scrap Creations : Digital
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Amber’s Crafts and Stuff : Ribbons and Bows
Flutter By Wednesday’s : Open Challenge
Fresh Brewed : Sparkle
Stampavie and more : Birthday
Stamp With Fun : Birthday
Little Miss Muffet : Glitter and Shine 
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Love or Faith


Lisa x


Flowers in Bloom is the challenge at AiFactory Challenges this week.You have until Wednesday 27 th April  11.59 to upload your project.Stop by the challenge site to check out full details on how to play and what you could win.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

For my card I’ve used several images from the Cute little baby in lady bug clothes clipart graphics from AiFactory.On the ladybird,the dotty ‘shell’ and eyes on the baby I’ve used Glossy Accents to give the appearance of real ladybirds.Here’s a closer view :

The floral spray is printed directly onto the base card using My Verse Editor Plus CD-Rom from Crafty Ideas by Kaz.This is really made for creating inserts but as I’m totally useless at making templates I’ve started using this when I’ve wanted to print something straight onto the base.I was going to add a small piece of DP or embossed card but once I’d cut and laid everything out I decided it looked better without. I’ve used 2 sizes of flat backed pearls to add to the centres of the flower trio.

I remember as a young child getting my parents  to recite  the rhyme over and over again and then repeating it everytime I saw a ladybird in the garden.Now we have loads of ladybirds enjoying the sunshine in our garden my kids have started saying it too!

Supplies :
Images :From the Cute little baby in lady bug clothes clipart graphics from AiFactory
Medium : Glossy Accents
Card : Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : My Verse Editor Plus,Decoupage scissors,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower,Nellie’sBorders 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Flat backed pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty

Some challenges this card :

Daring Cardmakers : Spring/Easter
Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Spring has Sprung
Fussy and Fancy : Card for a child
Totally Papercrafts : Springtime
Totally Gorjuss : No patterned paper
Critter Sketch : Punches and /or dies
Kaboodle Doodles : Thoughts of Spring/Easter
Woodware USA : Dies/Punches
Scrap Creations : Digital
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown : Polka Dots (hope the ones on the images count!)
Claudia and Company : Clean and Simple


Lisa x

Cute as a cupcake!

It’s Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion this week.So pop along and play for more details and the chance to win some fabulous prizes!Don’t forget to take a peek at the  beautiful DT and our new GDTs for this month’s cards.

We have three great sponsors too – Stamping Dragon Designs,Didge’s Doodles and Pizzazz Aplenty!

For my card I’ve used the cute Mom’s Cupcake from Didge’s Doodles.She is only 13 years old and also the daughter of Shell my fellow DT member at Craft Your Passion.Such a cute cupcake!I’m sure you’ll agree she’s one talented young lady.

Mom's Cupcake

I have to stress this is how it comes.I added the frame and stamped the wording.

Now,I’ve seen some frame stamps with wording that can be inserted into the gap and I was tempted to buy them.Then it hit me – why not create my own frames!I have the tools for the job.A fineliner pen,a ruler and oodles of sentiment stamps.It also means I won’t be restricted to just the size of the stamps,I can customise to fit any image.I marked out and drew the frame then inserted the sentiment in the space.The cupcake case  has been coloured with Promarkers.On a second image I coloured the cherry,sprinkles and hearts with Promarkers too.Using a Snow Marker I filled in the area around these.I actually gave it two coats,allowing it to dry inbetween.Once it was fully dry I gave it a blast with my heat gun,making it puff up just like fluffy icing.Once it had cooled I glued some gems into the round sprinkles and applied some Glossy Accents over the cherry and the rest of the decorations on the cake so they didn’t get lost amongst the icing.I mounted it on foam pads but stuck the cherry down flat to give the impression it was nestling in the icing.Yummy!

Supplies :
Image : Mom’s Cupcake from Didge’s Doodles
Sentiment : Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design set
Mediums : Promarkers,Letraset Fine Line Pen,Snow Marker,Glossy Accents,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Papers : Basic Grey Cupcake Collection
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Heat Gun,Metal Ruler,Gel Picker
Embellishments : 3mm and 4mm Red Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes Weekly
Creative Belli :Jewelry
The Paper Variety :
Paper Play : Stamp it out
Raise the Bar : Hearts
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Hearts
Stamp Something : February Digi Day
Stamping with the Dragon : Anything Goes
Tellen’s Place : Hearts
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge :Bling,Bling
OSAAT : Do It With A Digi


Lisa x 

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