Just a few of my fav’owl’rite things

 

At Willow Sketchie Challenge this week we have the lovely Hazel as your hostess and she is asking you to Use Your Favourite Sketch of the Last Year.The Theme is Favourite Things.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 Just the two of us clear stamp from Willow Designs.The image has been coloured with Pro Markers and I’ve used lots of snowy type stuff.I chose Anne-Marie’s sketch from 7th June.Last time I made this Criss Cross Card  but I stuck more to the sketch for this one.

Here’s a list of some of my favourite things on this card (I wouldn’t be able to make a card BIG enough to accommodate everything I like!) :

1)Walter & Winnie,of course.2)Christmas.3)Red & Green.4)Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch.5)Ribbon.6)Spots & Stripes.7)Fluffy Stuff.8)Flower Soft Polar White.9)ProMarkers.10)Scalloped edges.11)Stickles.12)Liquid Pearls.13)White gel pen.14)Papers and Card.15)Gems

Whew!Think that just about covers it!

Supplies :

Image : Just the two of us clear stamp from Willow Designs
Mediums : Archival Jet Black Ink Pad,ProMarkers,Sakura White Gel Pen,Woodware White Fluffy Stuff,Polar White Flower Soft,Frosted Lace Stickles,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Blue textured pearlescent card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles and Classic Rectangles Large,Big Shot
To embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Ribbon,Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Things with Wings 
Inky Impressions : Animals
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Love to Create :   Anything Goes 
The Crazy Challenge :  Spots or Stripes
Whoopsi Daisy :  Things with Wings
Corrosive Challenges : Animal Companions
2 Sisters : Things with Wings
Lia Stampz Challenge  : 3 of something (Snowflakes)
Fun with Shapes & More : Include an Animal
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Dressed to frill!

And a ‘frilling’ time it is!This is an exciting post for me as I was recently chosen to join the Just Some Lines DT!

A little while back I won some of their fabulous images from a challenge I entered,then was completely taken by surprise at being asked to do a GDT tutorial spot for them and now I’m a fully fledged DT member!Maybe it was meant to be!!

So on to the challenge which is Use 2 or More Mediums.There’s the chance to win a brilliant prize or picked as part of the Top 3.If you use a Just Some Lines image you choose to make an anything goes project or play along using the theme.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.You’ll get to see the other new girls too.There will also be a mid challenge reminder where there be more of the DT’s work on show.

For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Jenny Dress up  from Just Some Lines.I kinda went to town on this one.I’ve spent so much time and money collecting stuff and mostly I just colour with one medium.Maybe if I remember I might add a touch of sparkle,gloss or gel pen highlights.Well now I’m going to list everything I used to dress this girl up…Jenny is coloured with ProMarkers,white gel pen highlights,silver gel pen on her jewellery,her shoes were originally coloured with a Copic Atyou Spica pen but there just wasn’t enough sparkle so I smothered them in Glamour Dust,background coloured with pastel pencils…and finally…placed some tiny dots of Stickles around her.Not really sure if glitter and Stickles count as mediums, especially the former, but I wanted to bling her up.It’s no wonder she’s showing those shoes off!

Here’s a close up :

Papers are a freebie,the message is from a stamp set I won.Perhaps the ink I stamped with could be counted as another medium ;).I added some die cut swirls.Yet another seldom used craft item – oooh I’m bad.Just had to embellish with some Web Ribbon and of course some glamorous gems.

Supplies :

Image : Jenny Dress up by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : You’re Maaaarvelous Sophia by Paper Pretties
Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura White Gel Pen,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Turquoise Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust,Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Diamond Stickles ,Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Card Trimcraft Textured Pearlescent 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Swirl from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Big Shot,Pinflair Pick Up Tool (to pick up gems)
To Embellish : White Web Ribbon,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel
 

Some challenges this is for :

Forever Friends :Ribbon
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Lots of layers
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational : 
Oozak : Sparkle
Unique Crafters Challenge : Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges : Die Cuts and/or Punches
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Merry Kitty-mas

‘Tis the Season’ over at Craft Your Passion this week.So we look forward to all your Christmas projects.We have 2 fabulous sponsors – Simply Betty Stamps and Letraset!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!

I’ve printed the totally gorgeous Merry London from Simply Betty Stamps onto kraft card and coloured her with Copic Ciaos with highlights in white gel pen.This image has such an appeal and would make a great card for any cat loving girl. Just to add some extra interest I cut around the cute kitty.I usually take one design and just mix up the colours,images,embellies and such when making my Christmas cards but I’ve tweaked the layout to accommodate the image here.

Image : Merry London by Simply Betty Stamps 
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciaos,Sakura White Gel Pen
Sentiment : Freebie Tickets from The Beary Scrap
Papers & Card: DP Basic Grey Jovial 6×6,kraft and green card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Carl Holly Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Button from Stash

Some challenges this is for :

Card Makin Mamas : Sentiments
Fairy Tale : Christmas
Lily Pad : Buttons
Patties Creations : Christmas 
Poodles Parlour : Christmas
Sew Many : Twine
Simply Create Too : All about Christmas
Stampin with the Dragon : Anything Goes for Christmas
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
Aud Sentiments : Any winter sentiments
C.R.A.F.T. : Unusual Christmas
Meljens : Twine or string
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed : Black Friday 
Little Red Wagon : Christmas
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Tie one on
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas
Creative Craft : Free for all week
Deep Ocean : C as … Christmas,cute,cat,cutting out (around the cat)
Everybody Art : Christmas Card
Paper Take Weekly : Christmas Cards
Paper Creations Ink : Christmas
Pollycraft : Christmas Fun
2 Sisters : Holiday
Craft Your Days Away : Buttons or Bows
Hiding in my Craft Room : Holiday – any holiday
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturday : Red,Green, Kraft,White/Cream
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Born in a barn

Animals is the theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

Don’t forget to check my sidebar for this months specials over at the store.One is for a very good cause.

I really wanted to make this super image the focal point of a clean and simple card and then thought why not make it the card!It’s called Funny Farm from Digi Doodle Shop and I’ve coloured it using ProMarkers.Of course the only issue is that they bleed through the card but I always line my cards with an insert so problem solved.I touched up the woodwork with a white gel pen and used it to whiten the large animals eyes and the horses teeth.Veneers?Who needs ’em?!I trimmed it into square card then shaped it at the top.

This would make a great kid’s colouring page too.You could even laminate it to make it wipe clean so they could use it time and time again.Perfect for those rainy winter days.Speaking of laminating how cute would this look once coloured (either by you or the little ‘uns) then tuned into a placemat.Beacause you can resize digi’s you could also produce matching coasters!Wouldn’t that make a fabby gift too?

Image : Funny Farm from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Mediums : ProMarkers,Sakura White Gel Pen
Base card : Craft Essentials A4 White Card Pack (only 99p for 20 sheets at The Works!Best card for alcohol markers in my opinion – no bleeding and no inkjet smears!)
Tools : X-cut guillotine,decoupage scissors
 

Some challenges this is for :

I Love ProMarkers : Anything Goes 
Paper Craft Star : Anything Goes 
Stampavie and more : Anything but Square
Creative Craft : Free for all week
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes 
The Crazy : Shaped cards
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
Kenny K Krafty Girlz : Kids Rule 
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Allsorts : One Layer Card
Little Claire’s : Shaped Cards
CCEE :  One Layer Cards
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Tree-mendous Christmas

We have a theme of Red and Green at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

Don’t forget to check my sidebar for this months specials over at the store.

For my card I’ve used the cute Santa Baby & Tree from Digi Doodle Shop.He looks like he’s having a little trouble doesn’t he?It’d be no good him asking me – I’d probably be worse at it than him!One of my pet hates.But once the whole thing’s decorated and everything’s twinkling away I’m a very happy bunny indeed!He’s printed onto kraft and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used flicky strokes to create some texture to the tree and didn’t think it’d turned out too bad for a first attempt.The trims on his clothing and the snow have been coloured with a Sakura White Gel pen.I also added highlights to his cheeks and the light bulbs before adding Glossy Accents to them.The papers are Basic Grey Jovial and the cardstock is Kars Christmas Collection and kraft from my stash.The topper has been cut from Standard and Classic Scallop Circle Nestabilities.The border has been punched with a Martha Stewart  Aspen Edger.The ticket is a freebie from The Beary Scrap and has also been coloured with Copics and Glossy Accents on the berries.Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon and some threaded buttons have been added to complete the card.

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Christmas Time
Sassy Cheryl’s : Anything Goes 
Hooked on Crafts  : Punches and/or Die Cuts 
The Crazy Challenge : Recipe – 1Image,2 papers,3 Embellishments
Whoopsie Daisy : Colours of Winter
Truly Madly Crafty : Photo Inspiration  
Pile It On : Traditional Christmas
Scrappy Frogs : Use Kraft
2 Sisters : Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar : Winter Wardrobe
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge : Whatever Lights Your Candle
Marks Finest Papers : Your Favourite Technique (colouring on kraft with Copics)
Totally Gorjuss : Christmas Traditions
Fun with Shapes & More : Make 3 (buttons) 
Wags n Whiskers : Christmas Themed 
Card and Scrap : Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x