Stars and stripes

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is On the Move/Transport.We have the fabulous¬†QKR Stampede and The Robin’s Nest¬†as our¬†sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Here we have the fantastic Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp¬†by¬†¬†QKR Stampede¬†¬†reaching for the stars.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with dots of silver gel pen on the rivets on both the rocket and his collar.The stars have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for some subtle sparkle rather than all out girly glitz.¬†Of course,apart from loving dogs (especially my girl¬†‚ô•) they are my favourite make of boots so¬†for me he was the ultimate choice¬†ūüôā¬†Also this will be for my DS2’s Birthday in September.Gotta stay ahead!!Plus he’s pretty enamoured with dogs too – don’t know where he’s got that from ūüėČ Glad I found these papers.They’re just great for masculine projects and I like the colour palette too.There’s a nifty woodgrain pattern and a couple of florals thrown in as well ūüôā Some die cut stars wound with silver cord and some eyelets to go with the rivet theme have been added to embellish.

Supplies :

Image :  Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp by QKR Stampede
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers, Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Frosted Lace Stickles,Sakura White Souffle Pen (highlight on rocket),Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink 
Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)
Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Star Corner Punch from an unknown brand set in my stash,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish : Small Silver Eyelets (1/8″) and Silver Elastic Cord from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals
Catch The Bug  : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Stars or Stripes or Both
Eclectic Ellapu : Furry Friends
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Cut it Up :¬†Twilight (hope I got this right – if not I won’t be offended if you delete my entry)
Fairy Tale : Something for/with/from a child
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Anything Goes with Markers
Polkadoodles : Red, White or Blue
Quick Quotes : Use Stars on your Project
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : For The Boys / Men
The Stamping Boutique : Stars & Stripes
 4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Reach for the Stars
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Creative Moments : Anything goes/Celebrations
Animal Friends Challenge : Dog and/or Cat
Cards Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp 
Creative Card Crew : Masculine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Many Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

What’s Black,White,Red & Krafty all over?!



At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Black,White,Red &¬†Kraft.We have the fabulous¬†QKR Stampede¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

The answer to my riddle,of course,is my card!I’ve printed this delightful¬†Zebra¬†by¬†QKR Stampede¬†onto kraft card and coloured him with Polychromos pencils.No fancy¬†¬†skills here just wanted to make his non-black stripes white ūüôā A little blue pencil has been blended out around him to create a sky effect and the grass beneath picked out with brown.I’ve wanted to make one of these Polaroid style frames for a while.It totally takes me back to when I got one of these cameras for my tenth birthday ūüėÄ Wanting it to be as close to the real thing as possible I rather sadly looked up the measurements then used a Nestie as close to the actual photo size as I could get.So simple and it worked!I decided to stamp the greeting directly onto it.I’ve taken a pennant die and used it as a button topped tab,curled around the frame.The card base has been cut from some printed kraft card.A small border,edged with one of my most favourite punches,wrapped ¬†with ribbon has been added to this before the frame was mounted using foam tape for dimension.Job done ūüôā

Supplies :

Image :  Zebra by QKR Stampede 
Sentiment : From  past freebie stamp set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Faber Castell  Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Lady Bug Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics, Red American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,White cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares, Joy!Crafts Labels & Tags Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Kars Blending Stump
To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Ribbon,Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

The Squirrel & the Fox : Something Spooled
A Gem of a Challenge : Spots and Stripes
Animal Friends Challenge : Dots
Really Reasonable Ribbon  : One for the Boys with ribbon or trim
Scribbles Designs Challenge : Frame It
A Creative Need : Wild Thing
Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Spot OR Dots
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut 
4 Krafty Girlz  :  Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Use Kraft Paper
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Happy Birthday
Crafty Creations : Keep It Simple
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies


Thanks for looking

Lisa x



Sew Endeer-ing :)



At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is¬†Buttons Galore!We have the fabulous¬†QKR Stampede and The Robin’s Nest¬†as our¬†sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

How cute is this little Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede?!He’s been printed directly onto the kraft card blank and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers,trying to retain the tartan detail.Just love how the colours turn out on these card bases ūüôā I’ve added some real buttons,threaded with jute twine,to his eyes and trousers.I had hoped to find a tiny pom pom for his nose amongst the kids crafting supplies but the only ones there were far too big.Never mind.A couple of scrap strips have been trimmed with decorative edged scissors to create a kind of ric rac look.In the top corner I’ve used some Epiphany epoxy button stickers stuck onto more scrap papers.I found these half price in my local craft warehouse and figured that rather than buy the special punch to go with them it would be easy enough to trim around them once adhered to paper.I then used a pokey tool to pierce the holes ready for threading ūüėÄ Worked a treat…Yay!A leftover holly die cut is just peeking out from beneath them.Finally I stamped a sentiment,a freebie from one of last year’s Christmas magazines,in the top right corner.Chosen because he makes me smile ūüôā

Supplies :

Image :Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green from stash
Tools : Fiskars Paper Edger Scissors Pinking Wide (unfortunately these seem difficult to source in the UK),Holly from Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Buttons from Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons (eyes) & Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig (trousers),Jute Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self Adhesive Buttons in two sizes


Some challenges this is for :

C is for Challenge : Winter is Coming
Crafty Bloggers Network : Christmas
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Digi Stamp
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Clean and Simple
Great Impressions : Holiday Card or Tag
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas
Little Claire’s¬†¬†:¬†Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges : Christmas Time
Designed To Color : Christmas/Winter
Die Cut Divas : Holidays & Celebrations
Flat Friends Challenge : Christmas
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Let it Snow/Christmas
Lia Stampz Challenge : Use Your Scraps 
Delicious Doodles : CAS
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas
Creative Moments:  CAS/Anything Goes


Thanks for looking
Lisa x