Hugs aren’t (A)corny!


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami Stamps 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.

**I’m late posting this as I had no internet yesterday – again!Big thumbs down to Talk Talk 😦 **

For my little friend Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps I’ve used my Polychromos pencils to colour him up giving him a furry effect and texture to the acorn.Blending solution and a paper stump have been applied to give the cup and background a smoother appearance.White Soufflé pen has been added for the highlights and,although it doesn’t show in the pic,3D Crystal Lacquer coats his eyes,nose and acorn.Quite a simplistic design using dies,paper distresser,jute twine and wooden embellishments along with these fabulous papers in Autumnal hues.

Supplies :

Image : Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion Bebunni Floral Collection Birthday Gerbera Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dielicious Nesting Dies,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Embellishments from crafty stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers : Autumn (theme and/or colors)

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Autumn

The Crazy Challenge : Autumn

Whoopsi Daisy : Autumnal Colors

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Autumn Colors/Theme

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : September – Anything Goes,Optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : September – Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : September  – Anything Goes with Coloured Image

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : September – Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : September – Fall

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Spots or Stripes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Woodland Creatures

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Autumn

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Sami Stamps : September – Add Dots

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A nice ‘pup’ of tea!


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami Stamps 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.

Isn’t Cup Pup by Sami Stamps just adorable!The little pup himself has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I don’t think the 3D Crystal Lacquer shows too well on his nose…but it is there,honest 😉 A touch of distressing using inks and a tool have taken place too.The cups have all been paper pieced with a little foam tape underneath to raise them up for dimension.These pretty papers are quite thick so they worked well for this 🙂 I thought a DL card would suit this image well so cut and scored one from kraft card.I added a layer of hessian/burlap before adhering the image to the card.A couple of hand cut banners,one with the computer generated sentiment printed on first, have been glued then some added hand stitching to make it look as if that’s how they’re attached to the card.I die cut a few tiny rolled roses and after dabbing the edges with ink chocolate pearls were placed in the centres.It took quite a bit of sourcing these dies in the U.K. especially at the right price but I’m really pleased with them.I usually find most flower dies a bit big and either there’s no room to add them to my cards or they cover too much of the lovely papers.I suppose this card is a fusion of cute,vintage and shabby chic!


Image : Cup Pup by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : Computer generated by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Kraft card from stash

Other Material : Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares,Thread from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors, X-Cut Non-Stick Large Fabric Shears,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine

To Embellish : 3 mm Chocolate Flat Back Pearls from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add handmade embellishment)

A Gem of a Challenge : Female Birthday

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : A Bit Of Fun

Sassy Studio Designs : Shabby Chic

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Inky Chicks : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Add Dimension

Thanks for looking

Lisa x