That’s how I roll

It’s everybody’s fave challenge at Craft Your Passion this week – that’s right – Anything Goes!!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry,Sassy Studio Designs and Whoopsi Daisy as our sponsors.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!We also have our new DT’s debut creations plus a couple of Doodle Pantry DT joining us 🙂

For my card I’ve used the adorable Kutie Kim Roller Girl from Sassy Studio Designs.I’ve coloured her with FlexMarkers.I thought she’d look great teamed with these Papermania Design Stax Happy Days papers.Just love the 1950’s kitsch feel to them.Keeping the layout simple I’ve layered them onto some kraft,added some baker’s twine and metal embellishments.The bottle cap is a real one, courtesy of my DH!After being fanned out a little with some craft pliers I punched out one on the centers from the bottle cap paper then adhered it to the cap and coated it using 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Supplies :

Image : Kutie Kim Roller Girl from Sassy Designs Studio
Mediums : FlexMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer 
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Dovecraft 8mm Masculine Brads,Trimcraft The London Line Twine,Recycled  beer bottle cap 

Some challenges this is for :

No Matter Which Challenges : Anything Goes
Pile It On : Add Some Metal 
The Crafty Pad : Show some Metal
2 Sisters :  Anything goes (optional sketch)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Everything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Anything Goes
Avadares : Anything for August
Crafty Ann’s : Circles (on the backing paper,brads,bottle cap,wheels on her roller skates!)
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :  Anything Goes
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes   
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Use Designer Paper 
Paper Crafting Journey :Anything Goes
Paper Play : Layer It Up !
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Anything Goes + Optional Sketch
Party Time Tuesdays :  Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Anything Goes
Mema’s Crafts : Anything goes

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