Hedgehog Love

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It’s an exciting day today!It’s the very first Digi Sketch Challenge and the theme this fortnight is ♥ Love is in the Air ♥.We have the super Scrapiness Designs as our sponsor.

Kelly is hosting this time and here is the fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used papers and elements from Mini Kit Oh,My Love! by Scrapiness Designs and layered them up in Word to create an all-in-one topper.All part of the design and not…er…because I was nearly out of ink in my printer and thought I stood a better chance of at least printing one thing you understand 😉 LOL…Anyway I added some Stickles to the heart and the hedgies to create texture,adhered some teeny buttons on top of the bows and went over the sentiment with a clear glaze pen to highlight it.So quick easy that’s me done!Beauty of these type of kits – you can craft any way you please!

I’ve rotated the sketch and followed the theme.

Supplies :

Images,Papers and Sentiment : Mini Kit Oh,My Love! by Scrapiness Designs
Mediums : Frosted Lace Stickles,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen 
Card Blank : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Square 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine 
To Embellish : Tiny buttons from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Hearts
A Gem of a Challenge : Hearts/Valentines 
Catch The Bug : Affairs of the Heart
Crafty Calendar : Love & Marriage 
Di’s Digis Designs : Valentines &/or Love
One Stop Craft : Love is in the Air
Totally Gorjuss : Love! 
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Be my Valentine
Digi Haven : Love or Valentines
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Be my Valentine, Anything goes
Raise The Bar : A “COUPLE” of things
Simply Create Too : Valentine’s Day or Hearts
Stampin With The Dragon : Love is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts : Valentines or Love
Cute Card Thursday : Love Struck
Forever Friends : Monthly – Animals &/or Butterflies &/or Birds
MilkCoffee Challenge : Valentines
Paper Crafting Journey : Love
Digistamps 4 Joy : Romance
Inky Impressions : Love
Simon Says Stamp : Have a Heart


Thanks for looking

Lisa x




A spook-tacular Halloween!

Just a reminder that the Anything Halloween challenge at Just Some Lines  is still running until 11:59pm EST on Thursday 1st November.Plenty of time to join us then!You could be in the running for a super prize and if you play along with a Just Some Lines image  you can choose to create an Anything Goes project or follow the theme.

This is my first attempt at a wall hanging featuring  the spook-tacular Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines.I’m quite pleased that I managed to compose the background digitally using the Summertime Designs A Boo-tiful Night Papers,Elements and Alphabet in Microsoft Power Point.Once printed out I felt it looked a little flat and it was hard to pick out the wording and the pumpkins at the front.I didn’t want to print them out again and layer them as I had already set out a plan in my mind.So I covered the words in Crackle Accents.Not only did it intensify the colour it gave a great effect :

For the pumpkins I used 2 layers,allowing to dry in between,of glaze pen.This enhanced the colour and added a waxy appearance similar to the real thing.Next I printed out the Halloween Little Ghost out twice onto smooth cardstock and once onto linen effect card.I coloured the hair,the part of the face that shows through the holes,stripey socks and shoes with Copic Ciao Markers.I then cut out the sheet from the linen effect card and shaded that with Copic Cioas plus the Blender.Because I didn’t want linen effect hands and they would stick out from under the sheet in real life once coloured I also cut them out.I shaped the card with my fingers and layered it up using 3-D Collall Glue Gel.Here’s a closer look at those :

To finish the piece I added some jute ribbon that I didn’t store properly and so it ended up tatty,but I think it fits well with the theme.Punched a couple of holes and fixed some eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile.I used some black wire to hang  it with and threaded some beads I recycled from a handbag embellishment onto the ends.

Supplies :

Image : Halloween Little Ghost from Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crackle Accents,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Digital Paper,Elements and Alphabet : A Boo-tiful Night by Summertime Designs
Cardstock : Purple from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Linen effect card Southfield 12 x 12 Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares,Grand Calibur,Crop-A-Dile,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Eyelets,Black wire,Jute ribbon and Beads from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins
Craftymess : Halloween
Delicious Doodles : Fright Night
Fun with Shapes & More : Spooky
Our Craft Lounge : Halloween/Fall project
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Sweet or Spooky Halloween
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Spooky Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks : Halloween
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge : Scary texture
Cute Card Thursday : Something scary
 MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Moving Along With The Times : Cute Halloween
Shelly’s Images : Spooky
Crafting for all Seasons : Spooky 
Crafty Creations : Halloween spooks
Creative Belli :  Halloween
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything goes 
Divas by Design : Orange
House That Stamps Built : Anything but a card
Inky Impressions : Fall/Halloween
My Mum’s CraftShop : Spooky
Paper Shelter Challenge : Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Halloween
Digital Tuesday : Halloween Spooky
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Halloween
LEJ Designs : Trick Or Treat
Party Time Tuesdays : Trick O Treat
Sassy Cheryl’s : Trick Or Treat Time
Top Tip Tuesday : Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown : Halloween
Twisted Tuesday : Anything but a card + Twist Use orange
Use It Tuesdays  : Use Orange (Eyelets,wire,beads and jute ribbon)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Fairy-ly pearly!

It’s Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion this week!We have two fab sponsors –My Heart Pieces and Simon Says Stamp.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Bathing Fairy from My Heart Pieces and coloured her with FlexMarkers.I added some touches of glaze pen to the lenses on her glasses and wings.To give her bath a more luxurious feel I applied Liquid Pearls to the bubbles and dotted some more around the image.For something different and instead of the out of the box technique I cut another scalloped circle from a second printed image and layered it over the part of the original image that had been cut away.I was going to layer it onto a piece of coloured card to give a spotlighting effect but decided I didn’t want to cover any of the image.I die cut a few circles and adhered them to the vertical strip to carry through the bubbly theme.I recently bought the ivy and bird die and thought it would work perfectly alongside this image.The sentiment was a freebie from BirdsCards and there’s a small amount of Liquid Pearls on that too.To finish the card there are some flat back pearls too!

Supplies :

Image : Bathing Fairy from My Heart Pieces
Sentiment : BirdsCards
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP Freebie Hot Off The Press Soft Nostalgia from a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Coloured card from my stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Life Style Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles Dies,Nestabilities Large and Small Standard Circles,Marianne Creatables Ivy Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : 4mm Flat Back Pearls

Some challenges this is for :

Pile It On : Let’s get Outdoors
Allsorts :  Icecream Colours
Crazy 4 Challenges :  Circles
Crafty Ann’s :  It’s A Girl Thing
Stampin With The Dragon : All About Water
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge :  Back to Nature
Cute Card Thursday : Water, water everywhere
Little Miss Muffet Challenges :Rainbows, clouds or wings
Paper Crafting Journey :  Handcoloured image
Pixie Dust Studio : Use 3 or more patterned papers
Sassy Studio Designs : Use something wet (stickles, smooch, glimmer mist, etc)
Southern Girls :   Things with wings
Marianne’s Design Divas : Spread your Wings
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp :  Flowers
Crafting for all Seasons : Many layers
Whimsy Inspiration : Things with wings
Digital Tuesday : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


P-laid back frog

No Design paper is the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We also have the fabulous Doodle Pantry,Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Pizzazzaplenty as our sponsors.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

On my card I’ve used Little Frog from Doodle Pantry.This is a great value set.It comes with two different images,uncoloured and coloured.There are two fab backing papers and two sentiments too.This is one of the uncoloured images that I coloured with ProMarkers.I gave him a coating with a clear glaze pen to give him the waxy sheen that tree frogs have and gave him some nice bulbous eyes with Glossy Accents.I’ve two different techniques for the backgrounds.The plaid pattern is drawn onto plain white cardstock using a ruler and ProMarkers.I love the way the colours overlap as the ink is translucent.The other backing is made by passing a piece of Whitewash card through an embossing folder then sanded.This is actually supposed to be a Christmas one but I think it can be used anytime. I dug out some acrylic dew drops to embellish.

Supplies : 
Image and sentiment : Little Frog from Doodle Pantry
Colouring mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen,Glossy Accents
Card : White card Craft Essentials from The Works,Core’dinations Whitewash,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Scallop Edger Punch,Craft Concepts Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Steel Ruler
To embellish : Acrylic dew drops

Some challenges this is for :

PanPastel UK Challenge : Happy Birthday
Allsorts : Free and Easy February
Catch The Bug : February Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Die Cut or Punches
Fun with Shapes & More : Birthday
Patties Creations : Embossing
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend : Embossing
Doodle Pantry : Use a Doodle Pantry Image
Sundays with Crissy : Happy Birthday
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up? :  Anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

If I knew you were comin’…

I’d’ve baked a cake…or four!

Bit of a nailbiter as it’s my turn to host over at Willow Sketchie Challenge!And here’s said sketchie :

Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!

For my card I’ve used on of the digi stamps from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs and coloured her with FlexMarkers.The camera hasn’t really picked up the glaze pen I’ve added to the cherries and shoes 😦 And what idiot forgot to take a close-up?Oh,that’ll be me then. The pretty patterned paper is from the CD-rom too.As are the paper ribbon,that I’ve trimmed and shaped in to a banner,and the greeting.I’ve teamed these with some luverly orange card and felt for a bright n’ breezy feel.I’ve also donated a couple of buttons (need a lie down – feeling a bit faint!) threaded with orange stripey baker’s twine.Yum!

There’s also a DT call going on.How exciting!

Supplies :
Image,papers and sentiments : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen,Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Card : Core’dinations  Roy G Biv pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Sizzlits  Curly Decorative Strip Die,Big Shot with Extended Cutter Plates and Spacer Platform,Woodware Seagull Corner Punch,Decoupage scissors,Cut N Dry Foam
To embellish : Orange felt from stash,Buttons from Play Time Bag-O-Butons,We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiments :  Punches &/Or Dies
Partytime Tuesdays :  Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations  : Buttons and/or Brads
Kaboodle Doodles : It’s all about Girls
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
My Craft Spot : Anything Goes
Pollycraft :  Favourite Things (Pretty much EVERYTHING that went into making this card!)
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Crazy 4 Challenges : Layer it on
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Fun with Shapes & More : Cupcake / Muffins
Lily Pad : Patterned Paper
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Desserts or Sweets
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers : 
Before I go I’d like to share something with you :
The real life CatDog!
She obviously doesn’t realise she’s a cat otherwise she’d have chased herself!Oh yes,she really LOVES cats!!
*Note*Our dog doesn’t seem to mind being dressed up.I wouldn’t make her wear something that would hurt her or if she removed it herself I wouldn’t put it back on her.

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Piec(ing) and quiet

It’s Anything Goes plus Brown at Craft Your Passion this week.We have 3 fabulous sponsors ; Bearly Mine Designs,Sassy Studio Designs and Crop Chocolate .So head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

The image on my card is the cosy looking Cocoa Carol from Sassy Studio Designs . Now I know there are loads of computer competent people who’ve done this squillions of times and probably with their eyes shut but I finally managed to DIGITALLY PAPER PIECE!!Apart from her hair,face,hands and feet,which are coloured with Copic Ciaos and Sketch Markers,I added these delicious Cheery Days papers from Bearly Mine Designs to the digi stamp.I was delighted when I bought my new PC earlier this year and discovered I had Photoshop Elements installed on it but how disappointed did I feel that I hadn’t got the brain to use it?!So apart from manipulating the odd photo and adding a watermark I didn’t really use it 😦 But I found a great tutorial from Papercraft Inspirations and one I could understand!I didn’t realise it could be so easy.Other than fussy cutting the image at least I didn’t have to cut out all those fiddly little pieces of paper that I then lose and have to scrabble about to find nor waste valuable ink printing out several times!Her mug has been given a few coats of Clear Glaze Pen for a ceramic feel.I did print out more these perfectly colour coodinated papers to layer up on the card tho’ and added some depth by applying some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the edges.For some reason the card looks black but IRL it matches the ribbon.I used some 3 Birds alphabet stamps and Coffee Archival Ink to create the sentiment.The card has been finished off with some chocolate (what better!) pearls.

Some challenges this is for :
OSAAT : Use a digi
The Crafty Pad : Paper Piecing (hope this still counts.Pleeeeaaaase – I’m so happy that I did it!) 
2 Sisters : Ribbon
Catch the Bug : November Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs : Ribbons and Bows
One Stop Craft : 3 is the magic number ( 3 pearls plus 3 layers of papers and 3 mediums on the image)
Alphabet Challenge : T is for Tea Time
Craft Catz : Anything Goes
MAWTT : Food and Drink
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a digi
Pixie Dust Studio : Paper Piecing ( Again : hope this still counts.Pleeeeaaaase – I’m so happy that I did it!)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Come rain,come shine

A Card for All Occasions is what we’re looking for at Craft Your Passion this week.We have a super sponsor too,Guylou’s Inimitability.So head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Ben by Guylou’s Inimitability and coloured him with Copic Ciaos.I gave extra shine using a Sakura Clear Glaze pen.Here’s a better example of this :

I had these perfect K & Co papers to go with this cute little chap in my stash and layered them onto Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock.I’ve used a Siesta Large Corner Rounder on opposite corners.I’ve embellished with a Woodware Jumbo Brad,with a Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment stamped in Stazon and some coordinating Papermania Blues Brads.

Here are some challenges this is for :

I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Just Because
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes (with a sentiment)
One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle Saturday : Things that are round 
C.R.A.F.T. : Bright Colours
Crafty Purple Frog : Lots of Layers
Crafts & Me : Use a Digi
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Use 3 Designer/Backing Papers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sweet as can be!

At Willow Sketchie Challenge this week it’s Kate’s turn to present us with a fabby sketch.And here it is :

Pop along to the challenge blog to join the fun!You don’t need to use a Willow Designs image but we’d love it if you did!

This week the DT got to play with the rather scrummy I Love Chocolate from Willow Designs .You get a pre-coloured image and an outline one for you to colour to your heart’s content.Speaking of which I whipped out my trusty ProMarkers for this one and added some clear glaze pen to the chocolate and her boots.

And for an extra touch I iced the top of the chocolate with some Liquid Pearls.Very much like the delicious ‘posh’ chocolates you get. Mind you I haven’t met a choccy I didn’t like !

Here’ a close up :

Shiny shoes or kinky boots?!

I’ve wanted to use the lovely chipboard shapes for a while and grabbed my chance along with some free matching papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I used the last tiny scrap of this gingham ribbon that I couldn’t bear to throw out to adorn the tag sentiment.Not sure if the words apply to the recipient or the chocolate!lol.

Supplies :
Image : I Love Chocolate from Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen,Opal White Liquid Pearls
Paper and Card : Freebie backing papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Coloured card from Core’dinations So Mod 6×6 
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edger Punch,Nestabilities Labels ,Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Chipboard shapes freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,scrap of ribbon fron stash

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Card Crew : Best foot forward
Paper Pretties : Die Cuts
Hooked on Craft : Sweet Treats
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes with a Digi
Kenny K’s Krafty Girlz : Fun in the Sun!Anything Goes which is Summery,bright,cheerful and makes you happy
OSAAT : Use a Digi
Sparkles Forum : One for the Girls
Catch the Bug : August  Anyting Goes
Ellephantastic : Add Some Layers
Frosted Designs : Colouring
Stamp Something : August Digi Day

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Avast,me hearties?

At Craft Your Passion Challenges this week we want you to Text It.Which means we’d love to see you use text on your creations. We’re sponsored by the fabulous Lauretta’s Digital Stamps and CoCoDingo.

.Please check out how to play along and be in the chance for a prize on the challenge blog.Don’t forget to take a look at The DT and GDT’s wonderful work while you’re there!

For my card I’ve used Little Pirate Boy from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and although it doesn’t show too well I added some Glaze Pen to the sword and his buttons.I’d had my eye on this paper pad for a while and just had to snap it up when it was half price at my local craft warehouse – and it was the last one!!Again it doesn’t show but the pirate ship comes ready glossed.I distressed all the edges and added some of my fave waxed cord and a charm.Rather than hunt through my stamps or print one off the computer I decided to cut out a greeting from a piece of the backing paper.

Supplies :
Image : Little Pirate Boy from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment : Taken from the papers (details below)
Mediums : Promarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Card & Paper : DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x8 Stack,Blue card from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners #2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Chocolate Waxed Cord,Ship’s Wheel Charm both from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Crafter’s Companion : One for the Boys
Sundays With Crissy : Time to De-stress
Kort O Mania : Anything Goes
Everbody Art : Maritim/Marine
Deep Ocean : Cards
Crafty Creations : Boyz to Men
Inky Impressions : Distressing
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments : Use a sentiment with at least 2 words
MAWTT : Favourite things – Distressing,ProMarkers,Waxed cord,Charms,and making boys/mens cards – yep,Imust be mad!!
Paper Crafting Journey : For Him
Crafty Calendar : Under the sea or water themed
A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Hear It For The Boys
Allsorts : Free and Easy
Totally Gorjuss : All About The Boys
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Thanks – I ain’t lion!

It’s Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion this week.We have 3 fabby sponsors too.Whimsy Stamps,Sassy Studios and Letraset have some great prizes on offer.Hop on over to play along and don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work.

I was lucky enough to get to play with Courageous Carl by Crissy Armstrong from Whimsy Stamps.I know lions are naturally more tawny but I chose orangey shades to tone in with the papers.He’s been coloured with Promarkers with a touch of glaze pen his nose and eyes.Rather than grab the Nesties I decided to reach for some of my fave punches for a change.The only Nestie I’ve used is to cut the piece the sentiment is stamped on.Some yellow pearls complete the card.

Supplies :
Image : Courageous Carl by Crissy Armstrong from Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen,Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen, Memento Dew Drop Tangelo Ink Pad
Papers & Card : Making Memories,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,The daisy punch is from a boxed set I’ve had for years (possibly Craft Tonic?),Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large,Big Shot
Embellishments : Flat Backed Pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : Here Comes Summer
OSSAT : Use a Digi
Clearly i Stamp : Punches,die cuts,cut outs
Crafty Catz : Colours of Summer 
The Fuzzy Wuzzy : Get Punchy
Stamp Something : June Digi Day 
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Summertime
Just for Fun : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl : Bright and blinding colours
Crafty Creations : Thank You
Divas by Design : Die cuts and /or punches
I Love ProMarkers : Flowers
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean : Flowers
Digital Tuesday : Flower Power
Kort-o-Mania : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

Happy 4th July to all those who are celebrating!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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