A spot of thinking


The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Isn’t Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs adorable?I’ve coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers along with white gel pen highlights then fussy cut her.I die cut a full stitched rectangle then attached it to a card base the same size.Two pieces of patterned paper were cut with the next size down die before the tops were torn.I added some die cut grass at the bottom to ground her.This is in two strips overlapped as one piece wasn’t quite long enough.Sillicone glue gives it dimension.I popped a little bird in the there too,inked a little to define him.I die cut another stitched rectangle and wrote the sentiment on in white gel pen.Please excuse my terrible handwriting :S I had intended to add a printed version from a CD-rom that has elements to match the papers but when sized it to fit on the card the wording wasn’t that clear.But I do like the white pen on this paler type of kraft card.For the final touch I added a scattering of sequins 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Handwritten in white gel pen

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road Freebie from past issue of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Marianne Design Grass with Birdhouse and Bird,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Use Your Stuff : Kraft

Where the HeART is : Sparkle & Bling / Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

A Gem of a Challenge : Don’t be a Square

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : To Die For

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Krafty Love!

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*This has been posted late.I’ve had terrible internet connection probs.Sorry to Jenn and my Teamies.*

We’re into a new month,as well as a New Year,at Just Some Lines so that also means a new challenge!This month we are looking for your Favourite Colour Combo 🙂 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!

I’ve gone for a red,white & kraft combo using the beautiful Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines,coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Love ♥ this combo – not just for Christmas!Teamed her with some magazine freebie papers layered onto white.The kraft matt for the image,which has a punched edge,and tag have been cut from another card blank to match the base perfectly.I wanted to punch some hearts into the image piece but found that all the shapes would have come out the wrong way round because of the way you had to insert the card 😦 After digging around I rediscovered a box of corner punches I purchased from a catalogue some years ago and I think this one works wonderfully!Simply added a glittery red button threaded with some jute twine -just adore this stuff 😀 – to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Raspberry Road Freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Heart Corner Rounder Punch unknown brand
To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
 Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes/Pearls or Buttons
Crafty Boots :  Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge : Red + Kraft
Victorine Originals : 3 Layers
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Ava Flowery Summer


At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Summer Flowers.We have the fabulous Digital Paper Craft 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 sweet,sweet Ava Girl by Digital Paper Craft and coloured her with a mix of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.The FlexMarkers were used alone on her skin,hair and shoes.I introduced a couple of ProMarker colours on her dress to get the shading and hues I wanted.The papers were a freebie with Quick Cards Made Easy.It also came with a CD-rom full of coordinating elements.I resized and punched out the sentiment then coated it in 3D Crystal Lacquer.Once this was dry I mounted it onto a tag,threaded with paper twine,from the same CD-rom.This was then bordered with some punched flowers shaped with a ball tool.I like to make leaves to match with the same punch by trimming them down and adding the vein detail with a very fine ball tool.As the image is quite large with a lot of white space I decided to punch the floral border in white to keep in with this and to give an extra lift to the whole card.I dotted some Liquid Pearls into the center of the flowers on the border and the red ones too.Some flat backed pearls were used to embellish the cut out corners.I did also apply some gloss to her shoes too but it doesn’t really show in the main pic so here’s a closer view 🙂

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I can’t take credit for the layout tho’.More details below 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Ava Girl by Digital Paper Craft
Mediums : ProMarkers,FlexMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Liqiud Pearls in Ruby Red and White Opal
Papers & Tags : Raspberry Road Freebies from Quick Cards Made Easy
Cardstock : Red & White ; Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad, Green ; Bazzill Basics, Pale Aqua ; Core’dinations So Mod 6 x6 pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp
To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls

Some challenges this is for :

Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Sketch 
613 Avenue Create  : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Square Card  
Lacy Sunshine : Girls, Girls, Girls
A Gem of a Challenge : Punch it Out
Allsorts : Use your new stash (papers & CD-rom)
Crafty Calendar : August Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Die cuts and punches
Word Play Saturday : Childhood
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Something Floral
As You Like it Challenge  : Favorite Twine or Ribbon and why – I really love this paper twine.It gives great texture and interest.There’s a lovely array of useful colours in the pack.BUT the biggest bonus being it ‘s only 99p from The Works!!LOL – can’t resist a crafty bargain 😉
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything but a birthday card with a sentiment
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Make your own embellishments (flowers & tag)
I love Promarkers : Summer
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Dies and Punches
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x