Party Poopers!


At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Birthday Bonanza!We have the fabulous Eureka Stamps and Flourish With A Bling as our sponsors 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.

When it came to choosing an image from Eureka Stamps,oh my gosh,I just had to have Party Poopers!Not only is it a super digi but with that name I really couldn’t pick anything else 😛  They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Probably difficult to tell from the pic but I’ve taken the opportunity to  layer them up to give extra dimension 🙂

Here’s a view to demonstrate :

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I ran the card front through an embossing folder for some texture,created some bunting with the first part of the message and then stamped the rest on the mat behind the image.I made a rosette ‘cos I haven’t done that for a looooong time.Had to add buttons just because I love them ♥ 

After seeing these being used a lot in cardmaking magazines and no details listed I finally managed to find an extra large corner rounder punch.I’m so 😀 Or does that make me sound 😦 LOL

I had made this card for myself as it’s my Birthday today but as I haven’t used girly papers I think I may give to my hubby as it’s his Birthday next Monday.Luckily I have some matching kraft card to make a box 😉

Supplies :

Image : Party Poopers by Eureka Stamps
Sentiments : Created with Ki Hampton Art Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps and Dovecraft Mini Wood Mounted Alphabet Stamps (sorry there aren’t any names of the styles on the boxes)
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch ,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Lattice Embossing Folder,Joy!Crafts Labels & Tags Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Add a Sentiment
Hobbycutz   : 1 Year Celebrations/Celebration Card
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
 That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Animals
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar :  Animal Antics
My Time to Craft : Cats & Dogs
Sunflower Field Designs : Birthdays and/or Flowers
The Doodle Garden :  Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Happy Birthday
The East Wind Challenge : Use a Digi
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Texture
Get Inky! : Buttons, Buttons Everywhere
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Emboss Wet or Dry
Seize The Birthday :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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At Just Some Lines the challenge is Anything Goes this fortnight.Only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!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.

This will be the last challenge until 7th September as the Design Team are taking a Summer break.

So for my card I was wondering whether or not to follow my recent trend of merging Just Some Lines digi stamps and well,as you can see I couldn’t resist!I’ve  taken the Cherry Branch Springtime from Emo Amber Springtime Value Set and hung Bird house -tulips from it.They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao And Sketch Markers with Liquid Pearls added to the dots.As I wanted the image to remain the focal point I’ve kept the rest of the card quite simple with distressed edges and pearls to match in with the Liquid Pearls.Paper twine has been wrapped around the bottom panel and more has been used to hand stitch the sentiment tab onto the image piece.Ruby Red Liquid Pearls have been used to coat the heart on the sentiment which was a freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Supplies :

Images : Cherry Branch Springtime from Emo Amber Springtime Value Set and Bird house -tulips by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao And Sketch Markers,White Opal and Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : First Edition Family Ties,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Woodware Seagull Punch,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Twine,Flat Backed Pearls

Some challenges this is for :

Polka Doodles : Animals (bird and insects)
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Fly like a Bird
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Use a Digi Stamp
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything but a Square
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Pearls
Ruby’s Rainbow : Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : A Stitch In Time (Real or Faux)


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

O(w)l’ Blues Eyes Is Back

This week over at Willow Sketchie Challenge Kelly has set a fabby sketch :

The chosen theme is Bright and Bold.You can choose either the sketch,theme or even both.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 some stamps from the Polly & Walter A6 Clear Stamp Set by Willow Designs and for added dimension I’ve decoupaged Walter.I’ve coloured with ProMarkers including some of the yummy Limited Edition Summer colours.Here’s a closer view of the layered up Walter :

Yes,I like to colour each layer.You never know who’s gonna tip it up to take a peek!

These gorgeous papers are a freebie from the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.You even get a set of ribbons to match.You can just see some of the zingy orange one poking thru’ the punched strip.I’ve had this punch so long and I believe this is the first time I’ve used it!!I’ve only used every other hole of the punch and just added small pieces of ribbon behind those.That way I still have a load left for another day!No wastage!!I’ve adhered a wooden butterfly button which I’ve given a coat of acrylic paint to then threaded with some of my fave paper twine.

Now for some exciting news!!

There is a DT Call going on at Willow Sketchie Challenge!You too could be part of a wonderful team and create using the adorable Willow Designs images.For full details on how to apply visit here.

Supplies :

Images : Polly & Walter A6 Clear Stamp Set from Willow Designs 
Colouring mediums : ProMarkers,Acrylic paint (on butterfly button),Impress Jet Black Dye Ink Pad
Papers & Card : Freebie paper from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Pink card Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Large and Extra Small Corner Rounder Punches,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Wooden butterfly button,Paper twine,Freebie ribbon from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiments : Bright Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge : Welcome Summer
Creative Mondays :  Summer
Forever Friends : Anything Goes
Stamp and Create : Bold and Bright
Corrosive Challenges : Feeling Punchy 
PanPastel UK Challenge : Summertime
Robyn`s Fetish :  Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude :  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : The Great Outdoors

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


There have been a few changes at Willow Sketchie Challlenge.We still have our fabby sketches,like this one provided by Miria :

There’s also a theme to use Ribbon or Twine.But here’s the difference.You can choose to follow the sketch and/or the theme set every week from now on.Of course some things are still the same.Like the super prize of a voucher for one lucky winner to spend at Willow Designs and the fabulous inspiration from the DT.Hop on over to check out the challenge and their work!

Apart from providing the sketch it’s sadly Miria’s last challenge with us.It’s been a joy working with you and sharing your beautiful creations.

Now onto my card.I’ve used an image,coloured with Promarkers,from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs only this time I’ve teamed her with one of Sharon’s super new paper collections also available at Willow Designs.This is the Cool Meadows Collection.There is also one called Crazy Daisy.As well as the papers there are also some sentiments and square panels.I’ve used them layered up on my card.As the panels have rounded corners I decided to carry this through the rest of the card.Some pearls and paper twine have been used to complete the card.I’m thinking that in these colours Polly is looking a little like Alice.Particularly in the Disneyfied version.I love both the film and the book and although I’m the daydreamer like Alice I’m mostly akin to the white rabbit – “I’m late!I’m late!For a very important date!”Yep,every single one.

Supplies :
Image : From the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Papers & sentiment : Cool Meadows Collection by Willow Designs
Colouring medium : ProMarkers
Card : Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Small and Extra Small Corner Rounder Punches
To embellish : Flat backed Pearls and paper twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Paper Take Weekly :  Anything Goes (optional – use Shrink Plastic)
Passion For Promarkers Challenge : For Mum/female relative
The Stamping Boutique : Pearls and Swirls
Creative Mondays : Anything Goes
Love to Create : Monochromatic
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : One Bow
The Cutie Pie Challenge :  Pearls and Swirls 
The Pink Elephant:”Lets See Those Layers” (at least 3)
Robyn`s Fetish : Cupcakes
Catch The Bug : March Anything goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Digital
Poodles Parlour : Birthday
Raise The Bar : Use Twine (hope paper twine counts)

Before I go here’s a little pic of my funny pup :

A new twist on an old excuse.”Sorry Miss,the dog DID my homework.”

My son only left the table for a mo’.Do you think we should break it to her gently that she is actually a dog?!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Day-sy Dreaming

Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Everybody’s favourite!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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

There is also a special sale going on at the store this month :


Don’t forget the current 99¢ Digi Deal stamps are only available until March 1st and then they will be gone forever!If see something you like grab it while you still have the chance!

I’ve used Daisy Girl from Digi Doodle Shop for my card and water coloured her with Distress Inks.I decide to make a kick stand card.Here’s how it works :

I used a Tonic Edgers 5 Punch I picked up for £2.99!I lined it up my Border Punch System to create the continuous pattern.The image is cut out with a Nestie.The papers are some more scrummy Ooh La La for Him by Mind’s Eye – LOVE ’em!I even used one of the labels from the die-cut sheet to stamp the sentiment on to :

The flower on the front was made using the instructions from this Paper Flower Tutorial on Whimsical World of Laura Bird’s blog.I did use a 1″ circle punch for the purpose of this card.It was a little fiddly and it probably didn’t help that this a thin cardstock rather than a paper but as long as you get your folds as accurate and sharp as you can then you shouldn’t have too many problems.Much the same for all paper folding really.I added a gem brad to the centre.This was another bargain.The pack was only £1.99!

Supplies :
Image : Daisy Girl from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring medium : Distress Inks
Sentiment : From a 3 Birds box of clear stamps stamped in Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & card : DP Ooh La La for Him Paper Kit by My Mind’s Eye,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv cardstock pad
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tonic Edgers 5 Punch,X-cut Border Punch System,Nestabilities Labels 3,Bigshot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Siesta Extra Small Corner Rounder
To embellish : Papermania Iridescent Gem Brads

Some challenges this is for :

Inky Impressions :  Punches/Die
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Tandastamps : Daisy Daisy
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Celebrations 
Karens Doodles : Celebrate
Stamps R Us :  Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Die Cuts
Crafty Emma :  Lots of Layers, 3 or more
Fun with Shapes & More : Birthday
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Hat off to You
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Include the word ‘Happy’
Crafty Purple Frog : Flower Power
Cute Card Thursday : Flower Power!
Do You Stack Up? : Layers
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x