‘Bearly’ time to do the garden!

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It’s the lovely Dawn’s turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is In the Garden.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Taking a snoooooze digital stamp by Willow DesignsWho wouldn’t rather catch 40 winks than mow the lawn etc. – me for one 😉 I’ve trimmed it down using a nestie and the Out-of the-Box technique to allow his newspaper to dangle over the edge.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and 3D Crystal Lacquer has added shine to the lenses on his specs.I was very naughty and picked up this New Leaf  pad at my local craft warehouse.One thing I wasn’t buying this year was MORE papers to add to the copious amount I already own…but…when they’re half price you have to to don’t you?Don’t you?!And of course I had to pick up a Boho Chic one as well 🙂 Not one to pass up on a bargain,especially a crafty one!I added an embossed piece of cardstock to break up the patterns and wrapped it with some natural raffia.Altho’ this is meant to be a Christmas design folder I think it works well with garden/nature themed cards all year round.The sign is die cut and stamped with a sentiment,the brads are purely for decoration.The snap is from a set I bought in a craft sale last Summer,well 2 actually as they were a good price, and it’s the first time I’ve used one!They do go beautifully with these papers tho’ so I’m sure they will get out and about more 😉

Supplies :

Image : Taking a snoooooze dgital stamp by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concept Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Quikutz Sign Post Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Edger Punch Traditional Scallop,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Natural Raffia from stash


Some challenges this is for:

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly :  Happy New….. (paper pad)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Tuesday Throwdown :  Shiny & New (paper pad)
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Manly Cards
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Something New (paper pad)
Opus Gluei : Free for All
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Crafty Calendar : January what’s new? (paper pad)
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something new (paper pad)
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fussy and Fancy : Furry Friends
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Something New (paper pad)
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (paper pad)
Crafty Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Spot the hedgehog!

We have a fabby sketch and the theme of add 3 or more brads or eyelets at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.Here’s Shell’s sketch :

You can choose either the sketch theme or both.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Colin in the Garden digi stamp from Willow Designs and coloured it with FlexMarkers.I love hedgehogs!The spotty paper is from the Polly Pickleberry Cd-rom also from Willow Designs.The tabs and sign are some Quikcutz dies I got off eBay and they’ve been run through a woodgrain folder in my Big Shot ‘cos I thought it was a good idea 😉 I’ve added brads to the sign and the leaves running down from the top left corner are shaped brads too.All edges have been distressed for a rustic look.I’ve also flipped the sketch.This is intended as  a Father’s Day card for one of my kids to give to their Dad.Yep,I’m getting in early!So the sentiment was chosen not just because the little hedgies are in pots but as a way of saying thanks for helping me to develop into the person I’m becoming too.

Supplies : 
Image : Colin in the Garden by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment : 3 Birds boxed stamp set
Paper : From the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs 
Card : Papermania Kraft,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-cut Guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Quikutz Small Curved Gift Tag Maker Die and Sign Post Die,Craft Concept Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Brads from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

Cooking It Up With Katie : Green, Gorgeous,Garden
Just Keep on Creating : Anything goes
Pixie Cottage :  Sketch and/or Green and Gorgeous
Whimsy Inspiration : Punches/Diecuts
Crafty Sentiments :  Use A Digi
Creative Card Crew : Kraft
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Gardens
Digital Tuesday : Distressed
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Card For A Man
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge :  On The Farm Or In The Garden (the leaf brads I bought way back in 2007(!) and the other brads I’v e had at least 2 years)
The Stamping Boutique : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday :  Spotty, Dotty
Use It Tuesdays : Anything Goes (the leaf brads I bought way back in 2007(!) and the other brads I’v e had at least 2 years)
PanPastel UK Challenge : One for the Boys
Craft Your Days Away  : Metal
Secret Crafter : A Men’s Card
Crafty Ann’s : It’s a Man Thing
Crafty Catz : Animals
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
Some extra news.Look what’s just arrived at Willow Designs!
Polly Pickleberry Stamp Sets!
A perfect addition to compliment the CD-rom or for those who love stamping.They are A6 in size and are ideal for creating your own scenes.Aren’t they just adorable! Priced at just £6.99 per set and FREE P&P – what more could you ask for!Don’t forget there are other crafty items stocked in the shop including ProMarkers.

Thanks for looking

Lisa x