Do count your chickens!

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page¬†ūüė¶¬†¬†**

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 surprise prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

I decided to revisit colouring on kraft card with pencils as I’ve not done it in a while and I wanted¬†a more countrified feel.The delightful Chicken Run¬†is by Crafty Sentiments Designs¬†and I got my Polychromos out…I always start with a cream base before adding skin tones.For the chickens I applied a layer of orange first then the brown tones for shading.This is because I wanted to differentiate them from the bench as¬†I only have three shades of brown in my collection.Afterwards I traced over the lines with a sharpened black pencil as they can become obliterated.A touch of white gel pen highlights their eyes.I think I chose the wrong type of kraft to do this on tho’.It matches the card base and seems to be coated rather than have the key of other card of this variety so I found myself having to increase the pressure and coverage of the pencils which possibly detracts from the shading.I think I made a mistake by getting carried away with the background.I feel I should have left some bare kraft showing.But then I’m probably a little out of practice…not that it matters when you’ve got an image this cute tho’ ¬†ūüôā Overall I am quite pleased with the outcome.Hope you like it too…

Supplies :

Image : Chicken Run is by Crafty Sentiments Designs
Mediums : Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Paper & Card :¬†Papermania Sew Lovely 12 ¬†x ¬†12 Paper Pack,Papermania Sew Lovely¬†Die-Cut ¬†Notelets,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Craft¬†UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for colouring image on¬†‚Äď it just happens to match the card blank perfectly)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Corner and Edger Punch (used separately),Nestabilities Labels 4,Quickutz Sign Die,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Papermania Sew Lovely Ribbon Set,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Heart Topped Pins from stash
 

Some challenges I would like to enter : 

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Memories (This image reminds me when I was young my Aunt and Uncle kept chickens in their back garden )
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Flowers
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes
Come and Get It : Things with Wings
Fairytale Stampers : Everything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge :Pets/Animals
Pile It On :Punch It Out
Crafting At the Weekend : Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle!
A Creative Romance : Touch of Kraft
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Animal/Pet
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Layer It
Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Punches/Dies
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : 2 or more DP
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Girl Power
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking 

Lisa x

 

 

 

 

Pretty as a picture

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At Just Some Lines the challenge is Anything Goes this fortnight.Only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I created this scene,in Word,by mixing and matching various images from Just Some Lines.The sweet little girl is Layla – sitting¬†and she’s perched on Log¬†Not only would this suit some of the other sitting characters it would make a great background piece too.The Tulips and Butterfly are from the Emo Amber Springtime Value Set.Useful as a set on it’s own but great to work with your other Just Some Lines images as well.That’s the beauty of receiving the images in both JPG and PNG files.But the best thing of all is you don’t have to be a computer whiz to do this ūüôā If I can do it anybody can – believe me!LOL ¬†You just play until you are happy with everything plus it’s so much fun ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Images : Layla – sitting,Log,Emo Amber Springtime Value Set all by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Paper & Card : DP past freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Bazzill Basics (for the mouse)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Quickutz Mouse,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Big Bite
To Embellsh : We R Memory Keepers Summer Gromlet,Dovecraft  Brights Brads,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : I for Image 
Digi Haven : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†: Cute
Creative Moments : Weather
Whimsical Designs : Summertime Fun
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge : Here Comes The Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge : For A Girl
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Country View Crafts’ Challenge¬†:¬†Die Cuts
One Crazy Stamper : Summer Fun
Crafty Bloggers Network : Bright & Breezy
Cutie Pie Challenge : For the Kids
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Die Cuts
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Stamp and Create : Summer Fun
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Just Ducky

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Adorable Animals is the new challenge at Craft Your Passion.We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry and The Paper Shelter 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 totally adorableFuzzy Duckling¬†COLOR plus by Doodle Pantry¬†and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.The backing papers are also included along with pre-coloured¬†images and sentiments.Great value for money ūüôā ¬†The flowers and leaves I die cut from felt to go with the¬†fuzzy¬†feeling of the duckling.I’ve used my new fence die but rather than stick it down flat I bowed it to give extra dimension.I cut the sentiment out using a sign die.

Supplies :

Image,backing papers & sentiment : Fuzzy Duckling COLOR plus by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Cardstock : From stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencil Picket Fence,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Marianne Designs Creatables Tags and Buttons,Quickutz Sign Post,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Inverted Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Felt and Hemp Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring into Spring
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Dies and Punches 
Lacy Sunshine : Spring Fever
Scrappy Frogs : Think Spring
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wings
Cut it Up : Wet
Delightful Challenges : Round Up
Forever Friends : Die cuts and punches
MilkCoffee Challenge : Welcome Spring
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Spring or Easter
Crafty Creations : No Squares
Creative Moments : Things with Wings
Divas by Design : Flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
Sisterhood of Crafters : Animal
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Birds and tortoises of a feather….

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The challenge at Just Some Lines is Give Thanks this time.There are some changes to the challenge too.From now on only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Turt n Peep – Peep¬†by Just Some Lines¬†with Copic Ciao Markers.I added some texture to the bird and dotted some blender over the tortoise’s face to give that ¬†kind of scaly look they have about them.I found some papers in my stash that I thought would compliment his shell and dug out a Spelllbinders Impressabilities that I’ve had a few years and never used :0 I typed and printed the sentiment using my ‘puter then cut the tag using a Quickutz die.Because I wanted to define it where it is layered over the image I ended up hand cutting a piece of kraft to mount it onto.So we’ll just ignore the wonky cutting and move on ūüėČ I die cut a flower from a coordinating paper and added a couple of die cue leaves and a brad.

Supplies :

Image : Turt n Peep – Peep from Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : DP Arctic Frog The Garment District Lily Pads Spring Break 6 x6 paper pad,Green card from stash,Craft UK 6 x 6 Kraft card base (another also cut up for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Corner Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Quickutz  Small Curved Gift Tag Maker Die,Joy!Crafts Flower 3 Die and Assorted Leaves 1 Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Dovecraft Neutrals Brad
 

Some challenges this is for :

Bloggers : Birds of a Feather
Broken Box Stock : Thank you
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†: Thanksgiving/Thank¬†You
Fairy Tale : Embossing
Guylou’s Inimitability¬†:¬†Thanks for Everything
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Thank You
Stampin With The Dragon : So Cute
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Be Thankful
Aud Sentiments Challenge¬†:¬†Use a sentiment with “thanks” in it
Delightful Challenges : Thankful
Pixie Dust Studio : Thanksgiving or thank you
Crafting for all Seasons : Thank You cards
Digistamps 4 Joy : Giving thanks
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Freshly Brewed :Lots of dots
House That Stamps Built: Give thanks
Inky Impressions : Give thanks
Little Red Wagon : Texture
Papercraft Star : Thank you
Simon Says Stamp : Thanksgiving/Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything goes
Craft Room Challenge :  Punches & Die Cuts
Digital Tuesday : Thanksfulness
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Give Thanks
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Thanks / Thanksgiving¬†
Lollipop Crafts : Thankful/Gratitude
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge : Thank You Card
One Stitch At A Time : With Thanks 
Pile It On :  Let`s be Thankful
Scrappy Frogs : Give Thanks
Sentimental Sundays : Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thanks for looking

Lisa x