A Pizza the action ;)


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Digital Delights by Louby Loo 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.

Meet Pizza Chef Mickey  by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.He’s been coloured using Copic Ciao Markers and a few touches of white gel pen.Thought what better way to display than on a pizza – well,more part of a pizza!I die cut a white card blank then covered it with kraft,with a little inking around the edge for a baked,crusty feel.Next a red card tomato sauce layer followed by a cheesy yellow cardstock.Finally a topping of pepperoni and green pepper die cuts to match those on Mickey’s pizza 😀 Whipped up a sentiment using Microsoft Word and that’s that!Didn’t feel it needed extra embellishment.This will be for my DS2’s Birthday in September (gotta get ’em done early you know!) as it’s no secret in our household that it’s his favourite pizza…not sure what he’ll make of the green peppers tho’ as he’s definitely no fan of them!

Supplies :

Image : Pizza Chef Mickey by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad

Card : Kraft & Red from stash,Yellow & Pale Blue Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,Pinky-red & Green Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Big Shot,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Embossing Ball Tool,Decoupage Scissors,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

Some challenges I would like to enter :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Time : For the Kids

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Masculine

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

Send a Smile for Kids : Animal Cards 4 Kids

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Shaped Cards

Star Stampz Challenge : Use A Digi

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Make It Funny

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes



Lisa x

That’s the way the Cookie crumbles!


This is my card I’ve made for Day 2 of the New Releases showcase at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog featuring Cookie – Let’s Eat and will be available at Crafty Sentiments Designs shop soon.

April New Release

Make sure you pay the inspirational blog a visit and check out all the wonderful creations the DT are sharing!

After stamping Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs onto kraft card I coloured this cutie up with Polychromos pencils to get a furry effect.Once the bowl had been coloured some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied for shine an dimension.His eyes and nose have been given the same treatment.I’ve teamed the image with some Authentique Celebrate papers.All corners on the layering have been punched.The sentiment has been stamped and each circle die cut.A trio of button topped die cut flowers decorate the bottom right hand corner and a length of ribbon stretched across the centre of the card.The little white ‘buckle’ to brighten the card is recycled from an old bra strap!Don’t worry it had been washed first 😛 LOL

Supplies :

Image : Cookie -Let’s Eat by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,Red & Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (small circle perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot

To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Wilko Red Grossgrain Ribbon (to be found in their Christmas Department),Jute twine from stash,White Buckle recycled from an old bra


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Catch The Bug : Recycle, Upcycle or use Household item (White Buckle recycled from an old bra)

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : For a Child

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Bloomin’ Beautiful Darla ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine 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.

Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty by Lacy Sunshine really is one – a beauty I mean!Must admit as I’ve never coloured one of these delightful images before I hope I’ve done her justice?!Whilst I’m sticking my hand up I really had no idea where I was going with this card either…it certainly wasn’t what I had pictured in my mind 😉 Still I got to use the papers I’d chosen along with the kraft card.I even printed Darla onto some and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.The whites of her eyes have been highlighted with gel pen.No dies this time,only punches for the shaped border and corners.The flowers were punched out from another piece of paper from the same pad too.Most dogwood blossom seems to pink or white but I did find some pics of yellow ones too.So with a bit of artistic licence thrown in that’s what we have here 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Darla Dogwood Blooming Beauty by Lacy Sunshine

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Stamp,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls and Cotton Lace from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Let’s See Those Fall Colors

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Balloons Banners or Bows (sentiment stamped on to a hand cut banner)

The Corrosive Challenges : Pearls & Lace

Crafty Friends Challenge : One for the Girls

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Jilia Spiri Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Moo-Mania & More : Lots of Layers

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It’s all black & white after a fashion!


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Black and White.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

I thought 60’s Fashion by Crafty Sentiments Designs would be perfect for this colour combo especially all coloured up in the style of an old photograph.I even shied away from normal skintones to add to the effect,tho’ I was tempted!She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and a few white gel pen highlights have been added too.The paper rose started out white and the leaf green but I decided to give them a more dramatic look by changing them with the Black Copic Marker.The ribbon and buttons are from the same collection as the papers.

Supplies :

Image : 60’s Fashion by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Black Card American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Daisy Mini Buttons,Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Ribbon,Paper Rose & Leaf from my stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Alphabet Challenge : R is for Ribbon

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Ribbons and/or Flourishes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

G(u)esso’s Having 20 Winks?

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis 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.

The gorgeous 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis has been printed onto Desert Storm cardstock and,as I haven’t used them in a while,coloured with soft pastel pencils.Plus I’d never used them on this surface before.A few white gel pen highlights have been added to just the fairy and the caterpillar’s eyes to brighten them as the pastels were too faint.Altho’ they lay down quite chalky and dusty and also cover the lines a little,once they are set with the fixative spray they have more depth and vibrancy.I quite like how they’ve turned out on this cardstock too 🙂 Rest of the card is quiet simple…just a die cut base with freebie paper and a woodgrain embossed panel of sanded back Whitewash card,pInk ribbons and gems to match her dress and a sentiment.The gesso has been daubed and smeared about a bit.First time I’ve used it!So much fun but think I ended up covered in more than the card 😉 Drove the dog crazy too – she seemed to love the smell of it – weird?! It was pretty handy to edge the hessian/burlap die cut flowers as it held them together.Usually dab a little PVA dries clear glue around them.This way it ties everything in 🙂

Supplies :

Image : 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis

Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate

Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Crystal Glamour Dust

Papers & Card : DP Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter and Sparkle

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with WOMEN (hope a woman fairy counts!)

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 hessian flowers)

Catch The Bug :  Spring into Spring

Crazy 4 Challenges : Bring on the Bling

My Time to Craft : For a Special Lady

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Shaped Cards

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Die Cut or it could even be Flowers,Sentiment,Image too!)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes with Rick St. Dennis

Fairy Tale : Flower Power

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Spring Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers & Ribbon

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Wings ‘n Things

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Ready for Spring

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : 3 in A Row (Bingo) (Die,Flowers,Ribbon or Lace)

Crafting for all Seasons : Girly Girls

Fresh Brewed Designs : Flowers

Paper Shelter Challenge : Girly

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Ribbon and Bows

Scrappers’ Delights : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Things That Fly (altho’ she’s looking decidedly sleepy ATM I’m pretty sure she can once she wakes up!)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Fairy-ly Blue (and Silver!)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page  😦  **

I’m super excited to be sharing a card that I’ve made as a Guest Designer for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge.To enter the November Colour Scheme Challenge you need to use any combination of red,green,silver and blue.You may choose just one or two with other colours as long as the listed ones are the main.The other stipulation is that you must use a Just Some Lines image.But with so many beauties in the store it wouldn’t be difficult to choose!My card,along with other wonderful inspiration and extra details on how to enter,can be found on the Just Some Lines Blog too.

You can find the stunning Christmas Fairy at Just Some Lines.I decided to go with a blue/silver combo but as you can see there is a teeny amount of red and green on the image.Her dress has been paper pieced and the rest coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Being a fairy her wings had to have the obligatory glitter 😀 I coloured them in cool greys first to keep in with the silver part of the theme then coated them in Glamour Dust.The dots on her hair and wings have been defined with a silver pearl pen and the berries on the garland the robin is nestling in with Liquid Pearls.Here’s a closer view :

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The papers and cardstock I’ve had for more years than I care to remember but were just perfect for this project.It’s a good job I’m such a crafty hoarder 😉 Maybe one day I will get through my entire stash – well,in my dreams perhaps!After stamping and punching the sentiment out I thought it was lacking something so I hit upon the idea of framing it with the punched out snowflakes from the border.Not only does this keep everything coordinated it also doesn’t cover up too much else.A length of silver cord with a snowflake charm tied to seemed to finish the whole thing off nicely 🙂

Tip : By paper piecing your image you can coordinate it to the rest of your project and it’s a good way of covering a large area if you are unsure about colouring it.

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fairy by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : An old magazine freebie stamp set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Bahama Blue Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Viva Decor Silver Pearl Pen,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP  Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale A4 pad,Papermania 8 x 8 Christmas Cardstock
Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Aspen Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Silver Cord and Snowflake Charm from stash

Some challenges I would Like to enter :

Clear It Out : Challenge Theme & Stash: Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps : Things with Wings
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : 3 or more Papers
Card Mania : Use a Digi
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges : Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Glitter (glitter on the fairy’s wings)
Love to Create : Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
The Crazy Challenge : Your Favorite Technique (still has to be colouring – although a little paper piecing thrown in is fun!)
Jellypark Friends Challenge : Festive
Robyn`s Fetish : Things with Wings
A Gem of a Challenge : Paper Piecing
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Your Favorite Holiday
Crafty Catz : Christmas is Coming
Creative Corner : Let It Sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks : Fairies
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


A moment of beauty

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Hand Coloured Image.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning the super prize below.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.


So I would like you to meet the gorgeous My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful Teresa Collins Fabrications papers including a smaller floral patterned 6 x 6 piece.The flower design die is a magazine freebie and the fringe is a Memory Box one.I’ve used my favourite corner punch too.I’ve taken ribbon,flat backed pearls and Prima flowers from my stash to complement the colours.

Supplies :

Image :  My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Life
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad,Memento Teal Zeal Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad and past freebie Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,freebie Floral Die Cutting Stencil from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Memory Box Fringe Border Die,Big Shot
To Embellish :  Orange Ribbon from American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,,Flat Backed Pearls  and Narrow Ribbon from stash,Prima Flowers


Some challenge I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes
Love to Create : Bright and Sunny
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Die cuts and punches
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Summer Time
Use Your Stuff :  Layers
Lacy Sunshine : Flowers
Penny Black and More : Dies and Punches
Pile It On : Summer Fun 
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar :  Summertime Fun
Di’s Digis Designs : Dies and/or Punches
Little Claire’s :  Summertime
Crafty Catz : Hot Summer and/or Hot Colors
Creative Corner : Love of Ribbon
Creative Fingers : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : It’s all about Girls
Pattie’s Creations : Summertime Fun
4 Crafty Chicks : The Great Outdoors
Cute Card Thursday : Fun in the Sun
Crafting By Designs : Sentiment
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Summer
House That Stamps Built : Summer Fun
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Cute and Girly
Whimsy Inspiration : Summertime


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


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