Monsters Inc?

There’s a bit of a story attached to this card I made for my youngest,who’s 6, to give to his  Dad for Father’s Day.Quite often in the early hours of the morning he comes sneaking into our bed for cuddles because he’s afraid of the monsters in his room.Although it’s the monster that’s looking scared here – maybe he’s heard Daddy coming to sort him out!What’s his favourite film? Monsters Inc. – would you believe!!

I’ve used a Dustin Pike freebie image called Scaredy Monster.He’s been coloured using Polychromo pencils along with a blender pencil in Sulley-ish(is that a word?) colours.Distress Inks in Broken China and Stormy Sky have been applied around the edges.The papers are from the K & Co Hopscotch pad and the card is Core’dinations So Mod.The sentiment has been computer generated and I’ve used an inverted corner punch to turn it into a tab. I’ve pierced some holes and added faux stitching.All edges have been distressed using the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser tool.The large button and fibre (that’s been lurking for about 3 years!),in darker Sulley colours are from my stash.

This is an entry for the following challenges :

Lexi’s Creations – Something old (fibre)

S2G Twisted Thursday – Something old (same as above)

Paper Play – Something old (same again)

My Time to Craft – Xtra Special

Shelly’s Images – Father’s Day/Masculine

Crafty Creations – It’s a stitch up

Creative Inspirations – One for the boys

AiFactory Challenge – Distress it

Meljen’s Designs – Fibers,ribbon,lace

K L Stampin ‘N’ Scappin – Let’s get shabby

Creative Card Crew – Thank you


Lisa x

Makes a change from blue

This is a card for my FIL.I wanted to make something uncomplicated (as I do with most men’s cards) so I used this K & Co paper from the Hopscotch pad.It has a nice multi-layered look without me having to put the effort in – LOL (or maybe more of a Muttley snigger).I used the Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder on a piece of So Mod Core’dinations card,punched the edge with a Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop punch and inked it with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.Next I cut a Nellies Multi Frame Die Oval from cream card and stamped the car ( it’s an old stamp I won on eBay a couple of years ago).I coloured  it with my Polychromo pencils then used my new blender pencil over the top.I inked the edges with a mix of Potter’s Clay and Rich Cocoa Memento.I printed the sentiment on the computer and cut the tag from a Sizzix Bigz die.I think I made a pretty good job of lining it up considering I couldn’t see  where I was cutting exactly – it’s so much easier with Nesties!It was inked in the same way.I foung a lovely piece of  hairy string (love the stuff) and tied the tag on.I then mounted it as one very carefully using foam tape.

Here are the challenges this is an entry for :

Cards for Men – Father’s Day

The Cuttlebug Spot – Laying out at the Spot

Incy Wincy Designs – One for the Guys

Lexi’s Creations – Something Old (stamp)

Paper Play – Something old (same as above)

S2G Twisted Thursday – Something old (you’ve guessed it – same again)

AiFactory Challenge – Distress it

Shelly’s Images TTT Challenge – Father’s Day/Masculine

Crafty Ann’s Challenge – Embossing

Caardvarks – Stamps and wet/dry embossing

Pollycraft Monday Challenge – Let’s have a sing song (Driving in my Car by Madness)

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday – Embossing

Kah-Wink-E-Dink – Father’s Day Cards

Creative Inspirations – One for the boys

Meljen’s Designs – Fiber,Ribbon and Lace

Speedy Cat’s Challenge – Embossing on your card


Lisa x

Oh Beehave!

I’m a bit beehind (tee hee) posting this one as I actually made it for last weeks Let’s Get Stamping Sketchie Challenge at Craftbubble.Kathy,our GDT,set this sketch and the twist of using a new or rediscovered technique fro the comfort of her holiday home in Florida where she’s residing at the moment -lucky thing :

Before I dicovered Promarkers I used to enjoy colouring with Polychromo pencils and oil thinners (cheaper version of Sansodor),moving the colour around with a cotton bud rather than more expensive paper stumps.I just love this Bees stamp from Stamps Happen – it’s my new favourite – but then aren’t they all!!I also dug out some Metallic Rub Ons from my drawers to add round the edges.They’re a kind of wax that you apply with your finger.Lovely and messy.The papers I’ve used are K & Co and the card is from the DCWV Old World stack.I thought it would make a change to add coloured card for matting.I generated the sentiment on the computer and used the same pencils and wax on it.The flower  is die cut using Sizzix Bigz Daisies #2  from – dare I say it – Funky Foam that I came across while rummaging through old forgotten craft stuff.Ive also ‘grunged’ the petals with some morewax..The center has been cut from a Standard Circles Nestabilities then embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and  lightly sanded to emulate the daisies in the background.Corners have been cut with a mixture of Inverted Corner and Lip Pattern punches.

This card is for the following challenges :

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – Make your own flowers

Quixotic Challenges – Emboss it

Crafty Creations – Use your favourite stamp

Simon Says Challenge – Pink or blue with green and brown 

Just Us Girls : Wild Card Dry Embossing Challenge

Totally Gorjuss – Wings

Crafty Angels – Teal and Brown


Lisa x