Hat a girl!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Ribbons.We have the fabulous Art by Miran 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.

Here’s the sweet Fashionista¬†from¬†Art by Miran¬†and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I just couldn’t resist enhancing those big ol’ blue eyes further with some 3D Crystal Lacquer.Just love these Summery feel papers ūüôā One of my favourite corner punches has been used on the layers and a border punch on the vertical strip so that it could be woven¬†with ribbon.I cheated…gasp!…by adding the bow separately to avoid fiddling about ūüėČ The flowers are two different punches layered with a gem added to each centre.

Supplies :

Image : Fashionista from Art by Miran
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Daisy Punch from an old set in my stash (Tonic?),Woodware Regular Flower Punch
To Embellish : Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

 

Some challenges this is for :

 Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Ribbon, Twine or String
The Corrosive Challenges : Use Favourite Colouring Medium
2 Sisters : Make your own embellishments
Allsorts : Summer Girls
Crazy 4 Challenges : Summer/Winter
Paper Creator’s Crafts¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Summer Days
Craft for the Craic : Something Summery or with Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Wonderful Weaving
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Flowers
Fussy and Fancy : Summertime
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Anything Goes with Markers
Sister Act Card Challenge  : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge :  Summer
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Have a ‘horse-some’ Birthday!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Shaped Cards or Anything But Square.We have the fabulous¬†Doodle¬†Pantry¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Well..I have to admit I own a Grand Calibur,some Grand Nesties and some Go Kreate Half XXL Frames…so why do I grab a square card every time?! Convenience…laziness…perhaps because they’re buried in the cupboard under stacks of other crafty stuff?Hmmm…not really sure :S So I decided to have fun creating a card with the super adorable Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry.Not only do you get Charlie himself (in both B/W outline and colour) you get a whole host of goodies including backing papers,sentiments and lots of other elements to print in¬†outline or colour form to use as embellishments or even as the focal point of your card ūüėÄ Firstly I coloured Charlie using¬†Copic Ciao Markers to coordinate with the papers.Next I pulled out my Grand Calibur and Go Kreate dies to cut the base card and a couple of layers.A panel featuring the other patterned paper has been set askew.As I wanted some texture I pulled out a piece of this wavy corrugated card and stapled a¬†length of raffia lace to it.To embellish I cut out a few pre-coloured daisies and butterflies,adding dots of 3D Crystal Lacquer to them and also to the butterfly that has landed,rather cheekily,on Charlie’s nose.I printed out the sentiment and to create the ‘lozenge’ shape I took the smaller version of the dies I cut the base from and gave them a quarter turn,then trimmed.I adhered it to the orange die cut piece then cut it down to make sure I got it right!Time for some more staples¬†ūüôā¬†I tend to add these on the wonk so there’s no pressure and disappointment when they’re not where they should be!!

Supplies :

Images : Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry
Sentiment : From Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer 
Papers & Card : Papers from Charlie Daisy by Doodle Pantry,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,White 8 x 8 Card Blank from stash
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate Concentrics Frilly Squares #5,X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors,Mini Stapler 
To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace & Coloured Mini Staples from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Lacy Sunshine : Add Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Pile It On  : Floral Fantasy
Allsorts : Use Those Dies
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Welcome Spring
Open-Minded Challenges :  Animal Antics
A Creative Romance : Spring Flowers
Alphabet Challenge : D for Diecuts
Bloggers : Animals
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Spring Is In The Air
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Spring
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.  : Weather/What season is where you are? (Spring)
Creative Knockouts : Texturize It
Cute Card Thursday :Floral Delights
Delightful Challenges : Out like a Lamb
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Animal
Creative Card Crew : Animals
Digi Choosday Challenge : Animals
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Spring
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 Top Tip Tuesday : Metal Or Faux Metal (Staples)

 

Thanks  for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

 

Pearly & girly

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Girly Girl.We have the fabulous¬†Crafty Sentiments¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve coloured up the gorgeous Harriet – In the Background by¬†Crafty Sentiments¬†with Copic Ciao Markers,including the Blender to make a hazy sky.I chose some pretty pink pearly card to go with her.This colour is also found in the background papers and as the floral one is particularly bright I thought it would make a nice contrast.Went to town a bit (well for me!) adding lots of punched and die cut elements as well as lots of embellishments. These include a piece of cheesecloth,a doily (cut in half then doubled up as the paper glared thru’),lots of different sized pearls and a couple of pearly buttons threaded with baker’s twine.I had planned to use and made up a pearl topped pin with a bow tied round it but by the time I’d put everything else in place there wasn’t really a suitable space left for it.Ah,well never mind at least I have something ready for another creation ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Harriet РIn the Background by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : From Holly Hobbie past freebie stamp set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Pink card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,EK Success Daisy Chain Edger Punch,Nestabilities Scalloped         Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set (shaped with a large ball tool),Butterfly Die freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Big Shot
To Embellish : Self Adhesive Pearls from Trimcraft The London Line,Pink Papermania buttons,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Trimcraft Lillibet Paper Lace Doilies,Cheesecloth from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Flowers
Digi Makeover Challenge : Add dimension
Kaboodle Doodles : Buttons & Twines
Whoopsi Daisy : 2 or More Die Cuts
Lacy Sunshine : Lots of Layers
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Anything Goes
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges : Spring Is Here
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Happy & Bright
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Flowers Galore
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Pack a Punch
Feeling Crafty Challenge : Dies and/or Punches
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†BINGO (Sentiment,Die cuts,Doily)
A Creative Romance¬†:¬†Let’s Get Sentimental
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Flower Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†: BINGO (Pink,Pearls,Doily)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

I love Red,White & Blue

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We’re into the 3rd week of the month long Favourite Colour Combo challenge at Just Some Lines.To play along you need to use a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image to enter and you could win a digi if you‚Äôre picked as part of the Top 3!

I thought I’d go for¬†Red,White¬†&¬†Blue this week.Not just for patriotic cards – I love the crispness of it ūüôā I’ve coloured the main part of the adorable Girl Holding a heart shape balloon¬†by Just Some Lines¬†with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers.For her balloon I’ve paper pieced it using a beautiful gem effect design from the First Edition Neroli paper pad.I think it gives the effect of a foil balloon ūüôā This pad really caught my eye at my local craft warehouse and it had the added bonus of having a whopping 30% off ūüėÄ I also found these cute ‘n’ quirky alphabet stamps for ¬£1.99 so I just had to use them alongside this gal.I’ve added a length of ribbon,a layered up Prima flower with a pearl center and a couple of pearly heart topped pins to tie it all in.

Supplies :

Image : Girl Holding a heart shape balloon by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic  Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Red card American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Blue card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Go Kreate Heart Frame #1 Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Prima Flowers,Self Adhesive Pearl from Trimcraft The London Line,Heart Topped Pins and Navy Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude :  Anything Goes/Ribbons & Pearls
Jo’s Scrap Shack¬†: It’s a Love Thing
Polkadoodles :  Anything Goes/ Girl Talk
Simply Create Too¬†: ¬†Valentine’s Day or Use Hearts
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : Flower Power
Totally Papercrafts : Paper Piecing
Moving Along with the Times : Girly Cards
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore : Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry : Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf-challenge : Hearts
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†One for the Girlies
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Valentine’s Day / Love and Ribbon
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Show us your New Stash (papers & stamps)
The Crafting Cafe : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Ribbon
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Embellishments
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use a new product (papers & stamps)
Whimsy Inspiration : Something new 
Crafty Sentiment Designs :  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges :  New 
Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†:¬†Out With The Old & In With The New (use something old & something new)
Inky Chicks :  Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges :  Children

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Totally Charming :)

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Add a Little Charm.We have the fabulous The Robin’s Nest¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve stamped out one of my much coveted and seldom used hAnglar & stAnglars.I just hope that if anything happens to me my DH has enough sense to put these on eBay and not throw them in the bin thinking they are just another piece of junk in my crafty collection.These are my children’s inheritance ūüėČ She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and very carefully cut out.I’ve teamed her with some pretty glittery papers and shimmery cardstock.A length of paper lace can just be seen popping out from behind the right hand edge of the vertical strip.Purely for decoration purposes and not¬†because I forgot to punch the edge,you understand ūüėČ lol A number of die cut pieces have been added,including the layered up flower.From the centre of this a piece of chain from an old key ring dangles from a crystal brad.I attached a butterfly charm with a jump ring. The sentiment is part of a freebie set from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Supplies :

Image : hAnglar & stAnglar stamp (from a set I can’t remember the name of!?!)
Sentiment : From a freebie set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine 
Mediums : Copic Cioa Markers,Sepia Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 pad,Trimcraft Pearlescent Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Decorative Dies,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2 Cutting Stencil,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Self-adhesive Paper Lace,Brad & Charm from stash,Chain recycled from an old key ring

Some challenges this is for :

4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Lady Anne’s Stamp Challenge¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Make your own embellishments¬†
Stampavie and More : Flowers
Creative Craft Challenges : Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Cards Galore : Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Add some Metal
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia : Use a Charm..
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x
 
 

Pretty as a picture

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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.

For my card I created this scene,in Word,by mixing and matching various images from Just Some Lines.The sweet little girl is Layla – sitting¬†and she’s perched on Log¬†Not only would this suit some of the other sitting characters it would make a great background piece too.The Tulips and Butterfly are from the Emo Amber Springtime Value Set.Useful as a set on it’s own but great to work with your other Just Some Lines images as well.That’s the beauty of receiving the images in both JPG and PNG files.But the best thing of all is you don’t have to be a computer whiz to do this ūüôā If I can do it anybody can – believe me!LOL ¬†You just play until you are happy with everything plus it’s so much fun ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Images : Layla – sitting,Log,Emo Amber Springtime Value Set all by Just Some Lines
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Paper & Card : DP past freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Bazzill Basics (for the mouse)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Quickutz Mouse,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Big Bite
To Embellsh : We R Memory Keepers Summer Gromlet,Dovecraft  Brights Brads,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : I for Image 
Digi Haven : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†: Cute
Creative Moments : Weather
Whimsical Designs : Summertime Fun
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge : Here Comes The Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge : For A Girl
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Country View Crafts’ Challenge¬†:¬†Die Cuts
One Crazy Stamper : Summer Fun
Crafty Bloggers Network : Bright & Breezy
Cutie Pie Challenge : For the Kids
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Die Cuts
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Stamp and Create : Summer Fun
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Oh,sew pretty!

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Haberdashery Items.We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments¬†and Wild Rose Studio¬†as our¬†sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Kaye – Thinking of You by Crafty Sentiments and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used a kraft card blank as the base and another for the die cut elements.This has teamed with some very pretty Papermania Vintage Notes papers.These have a lovely linen texture so thought they would be good to go with the theme ūüôā Apart from using various die cuts and punches I’ve layered up a few bits and pieces from the Vintage Notes collection (they came in the Goody Bag when they were first released).The little calendar and pink ticket were cut from a sheet of the paper.I went a teency bit crazy when it came to the sewing related items.I wonder if you can spot them all?!More to point I wonder if I can remember them all? ūüėČ Well…. there’s stitching(all hand done!),ribbons,lace,buttons,pins,snap fasteners,hook and eye fasteners,the felt for the flowers (yes,I’m counting that) and anything else you may have spotted that I’ve left off my list.Now the safety pin is a bit of a fraud as it’s a plastic embellishment my S-I-L gave me,along with some other stuff for my card making.I added it at the last moment but it does still tie in with the theme ūüėČ

Supplies :

Image : Kaye -Thinking of You by Crafty Sentiments
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Icons,Papermania Vintage Notes A4 Toppers Sentiments,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cut pieces)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set (cut in half and the flowers came from this too),Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Nellie’s Lace Edge Border Dies,Nestabilities Clasic Ovals Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Ribbon, Papermaina Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons.Crochet Lace,Pearl Head Pins,Snap Fasteners,Hook and Eye Fasteners,Felt,Plastic Safety Pin all from my stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

 Allsorts : Here Come the Girls
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon
Happy Campers : Use Metal
MilkCoffee Challenge : Load on the Flowers
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies : Card for a Girl
Creative Belli : Flowers
Creative Moments : Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Ribbon/Lace
Crafty Sentiments : Show Us Stitching (Real Or Faux)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle¬†:¬†¬†Anything with a “B” (buttons)
Hobbycutz  : Flowers/Roses
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
Robyn`s Fetish : Use a Digi 
That Craft Place : Dies and Punches
The Ribbon Girl :  Add a Die Cut 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

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