Quacky Birthday!

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There’s a new challenge at Craft Your Passion.This week the theme is Water,Water Everywhere.We have the fabulous Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More 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 delightful Just Ducky by Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More printed onto watercolour card and then coloured with Whispers Brush Markers.I made a card base of kraft punched with a Martha Stewart PATP set plus a matching mat for the topper.I’ve layered some floral paper and green card onto the base then added some cotton twill topped with a baker’s twine tied button.I die cut a couple of clouds and tucked my Dymo Labelmaker created sentiment under the edge of the larger one.These cards are fun to make and although effective come together very easily 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Just Ducky by Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More
Colouring Medium : Whispers Brush Markers
Sentiment : Created with my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Princess Fairytale 6 x 6 Paper Pack,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Bazzill Basics,Crafter’s Companion Watercolour Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral PATP Set,Joy!Crafts Clouds Die,Big Shot
To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Creative Expressions Baker’s Twine Set Pastels,Cotton Twill from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes “Spring Fever” 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Spring Colours
Dream Valley Challenges : Happy Birthday
Glitter n Sparkle : Buttons 
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring into Spring
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish :  Anything Goes 
Scrappy Frogs : Think Spring
The Corrosive Challenges : Spring Fling
Broken Box Stock : Think Spring
Brown Sugar : Spring
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too : Animals
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : Animals
Allsorts : Spring has Sprung 
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts : Spring has Sprung
One Stop Craft : Birthday
Moving Along With The Times : Kraft
Crafting By Design : Animals
Creative Moments : Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp : Happy Birthday
Creative Card Crew : Clouds
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Snow adorable!

At Pear Tree Designs this week we have a fab sketch by Donna to follow :

Along with this there is a twist.But before you worry too much it’s a lovely one – you must add gems somewhere on your card/project.

We also have the fantastic Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More sponsoring us.One very lucky winner will get 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets of their choice!A very generous prize I’m sure you’d agree!!

So why not pop on over,check out the rules and play along.The DT have some wonderful inspiration waiting for you too.

We DT girls were lucky enough to be given a choice of images from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More.But I found all these little guys too irresistible and ended up making THREE cards instead!Having a nice clean layout helped too.It also meant more Christmas cards under mt belt!I’m soooo behind with making them this year.They’ve all been coloured with Promarkers and have Polar White Flower Soft on parts of their clothing.The gems are some I bought ages ago for £1 box from the Early Learning Centre.

Supplies :
Images (from L-R) : There’s Snow Place Like Snow Home,Frosty Dah Snowman and Sammy Dah Snowman from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More
Mediums : Promarkers,Polar White Flower Soft adhered with Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
Papers : Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Edger Punches in (L-R) Zig Zag,Traditional Scallop and Scallop Dot
Embellishments : Kars X-Mas Collection Ribbons from sets Assorted 1 and Assorted 2,Gems from Early Learning Centre

Some Challenges all these cards are for :

A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Anything Goes
Artful Inkables : Punches and/or die cuts
Digital Tuesday : Let It Snow
Papertake Weekly : Cut It Out
Passion for ProMarkers : Old and New (images and Flower Soft are new and papers and gems are old)
Crafty Creations : Christmas Is Coming
ABC Christmas : X is for Xmas
Fresh Brewed : Winter/Christmas Theme
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Going With The Flow
Inktegrity : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties : Clean and Simple
The Pixie Cottage : Let It Snow
Simon Says Challenge : Let It Snow
Hodge Podge Shop : Anything Goes
Stampin’ B’s : Make a Holiday card
Christmas Stamping All Year Long : Anything Goes
Craft Catz : Christmas
ECP : Snow
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Christmas Theme
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Winter
One Stop Craft : Christmas Cuties
Alota Rubber Stamps : Let’s Celebrate Christmas
Craft Your Days Away : Texture (Flower Soft,gems and  grossgrain ribbon)  
Top Tip Tuesday : Layer on Layer
Delicious Doodles : Celebrations
Scrapbook Sisters : Let It Snow
I Did It Creations : Surprise me
Crafty Ho’s : Inspiration Photo
Crafty Sentiments : Christmas
Creative Cowgirls : Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Just Do It! Christmas cards.
Karber Christmas Challenge : Use a Digi
OSAAT : Celebrate in Style – Bling it up
Scrappy Frogs : Merry Christmas
 
 
A closer view.
Some Challenges this card is for :
Scrap Creations : Blue for You
ABC Challenge : Ice and Snow
Bah Humbug : Feeling the Blues
Crafts and Me : Dreaming of a White Christmas
Challenges this card is for :
Stampavie and More : Hearts
Ellephantastic : Red and Green and/or St.Andrew’s Day
Challenges this card is for :
Paper Play : Stars
2 Sisters : Non-traditional Christmas colours (not too sure if this counts – let me know and I’ll remove it.I won’t be offended!)

Thanks for looking and sitting through this rather long post,

Lisa x
 

Country Pumpkins

It’s time to get spooky with your creations at Pear Tree Designs.This week we’d love to see your HALLOWEEN cards/projects.Please click on the link to see how to play and gain some frighteningly fangtastic inspiration from the DT!

There’s a fabulous prize on offer from our sponsor :

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More are giving the very generous prize of 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets to one lucky winner!!

Here’s another view of the Window Treat Box I made just to give more of an idea of the details on it and how the lid is held on:

When I saw this adorable image of Five Pumpkin Friends from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More I could see straight away how I wanted to use it.I found the instructions on Splitcoast Stampers for this cute Window Treat Box.The instructions are easy to follow and there is a video for support if you’re still not sure.The only difference is I cut my aperture to fit the image using my Fiskars paper trimmer.

I thought I’d go for a rustic feel rather than the traditional  Halloween colours as it seemed to suit the pumpkins so well.Although I’ve used the image in a Halloween theme I think you could use them for any Autumnal occaision.I found the sentiment from a selection at Birdscards.There’s a lot more too not just sentiments but images too – and they’re all free!

Supplies :
Image : Five Pumpkin Friends from Robyn’s Digital Stamps And More
Sentiment : From Birdscards
Medium : Promarkers
Card & Paper : Kraft card,Papermania 8 x 8 Spring Life Paper Pack,Acetate
Tools: Fiskars 30 cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Ball embossing tool,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Crop-A-Dile,Squares and Rectangles Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies,Big Shot
Embellishments : Raffia,Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

 

Here are some challenges this is also an entry for:

The Crazy Challenge : Halloween
Ooh La La : Scary Stuff
Paper Playtime : Halloween
The Pink Elephant : Brown and Orange
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Boo!!
My Time To Craft : Ghosties,Ghoulies and Long Legged Beasties
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers : Nursery Rhymes (Peter,Peter Pumpkin Eater)
 Belli Challenge : Pumpkins ( old embellies are Raffia and eyelets)
The Creative Cottage : Halloween
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Things that go ‘bump’ in the night
Fresh Brewed : Sweet Treats
I Love Promarkers : Autumn
The Pixie Cottage : Something Sweet
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Boo-riffic
The Paper Variety : Project that incorperates treats
C.R.A.F.T. : Spooky
Hanna and Friends : Halloween
Meljens Design Team : Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend : Halloween/Fall
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Anything but a card
Crazy 4 Challenges : Halloween
Dutch Dare : Halloween or Purple,Black,Orange and Green
E.C.P. : Fall/Autumn
Stamp Something : October Digi Day
The Corrosive Challenge : Halloween
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
One Stitch At A Time : Any Celebration
Cupcake Craft – Sweet Treats With a Twist
 TFL
Lisa x

A little bird told me…

…It’s time to Celebrate!

Inside the card.I think you can tell from the colours I’m finding it hard to let go of Summer!!Maybe it’s because here in the U.K. we didn’t really have one!

The challenge for this week at Pear Tree Designs is CELEBRATION!So whether it’s a Birthday,Wedding,Anniversary,New Baby or any reason to think of to celebrate we’d love to see you card/project!!We have a fabulous sponsor too.Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More  are offering the phenomenal prize of 5 digital stamps or paper sets!!With all that on offer you’ve no excuse not to play along!!For the rules and see the fantastic DT samples please click on the link above.

I’ve used A Little Birdie Told Me  from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More and coloured it with Promarkers.Inside I’ve used a resized (love how you can do this with digis) version of the image and cut out just the birdie.It’s sooo tweet!!Hee hee.I just couldn’t resist using the freebie from Craft Stamper magazine again!(the frame has been coloured with Promarkers)I’ve also used a dot of Glossy Accents on the eyes and some Diamond Stickles on the flowers and frame of the word stamp.The other wording has been created on the computer and printed straight onto the DPs.I’ve made the flowers myself using a mix of the daisy element on the Cuttlebug OliviaAlphabet Die and a Craft Tonic flower punch with same DPs as on the card.I’ve used a fine liner pen to create faux stitching to make it look as if the two pieces have been sewn together on the band across the card.The ribbon which was originally cream has been coloured to match with Promarkers.It’s a great way to get a perfect match to your project and it saves money as you can buy more reasonably priced rolls in cream or white.Although I have a tendency to spend far too much on crafty goodies I do try very hard to snatch a few pennies back!

Supplies :
Image : Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More  A Little Birdie Told Me
Sentiment : Craft Stamper magazine October issue freebie 
Mediums : Promarkers,Diamond Stickles,Glossy Accents,Fine liner pen
Papers and card : My Minds Eye freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine issue 81,Core’dinations So Mod
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Daisies from Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet,Craft Tonic flower punch,Big Shot,Piercing tool
Embellishments : Papermania gems,Cream Dovecraft satin ribbon (coloured with Promarker)
 
Some challenges this card is for:
Anything Goes – Cute
Papertake Weekly – Animal Magic
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday – Celebration
Passion for Promarkers – Make your own flowers
Creative Inspirations – 2 or more images
Fab ‘n’ Funky – Quote me happy
Flutter By Wednesday’s – All winged things
Little Red Wagon – Glitter
AiFactory – Anything goes
Charisma Cardz – Anything Goes
Delighful Challenges – Make it sparkle
Stampin’ B’s – Paper piercing
Crafty Catz – Stitching
Fussy and Fancy – A Lovely Sketch  
Paper Cutz – Critter (not sure if a bird is?I won’t be offended if it’s deleted)
Paper Romance- Handmade flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges – Bling
One Stitch At A Time – Anything goes
Scrappy Frogs – Flower Power (handmade flowers)
Sentimental Sundays – Let’s see some dimension (image panel and band mounted on foam pads,hoping the decorated inside counts too)
Sundays With Crissy – Sparkle and Shine
C.E.S. Challenge – Animal Antics
Cowgirl’s Stamp’en Challenge – At least 3 DPs and 3 flowers
Daisy Doodles – Critter Mad (still not sure if a bird is included so no offence taken if deleted)
Incy Wincy Designs – Anything goes
Wild Orchid Challenge – Ribbons and Bows
If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! – Flowers
Tuesday Taggers – It takes all sorts!Sponsored by http://www.blogger.com/www.ribbonoasis.co.uk

TFL

Lisa x