‘Owl’ love you with all my heart

Here’s another card made with a new Willow Designs Valentines Digital Stamp.This time it’s the delightful Be My Valentine Winnie making an appearance .

This wasn’t so much a learning curve as a re-learning curve (if there’s such a thing!).Well … the other day some really scrummy Spring 2012 Limited Edition ProMarkers slipped off the shelf and into my basket.Not sure how that happened!I wanted to use these pens on their own and so had to go back to the days when I didn’t have many colours and layered the colours up.It did feel strange not having several shades spread before me but I’m not too displeased with the results – I did achieve what I set out to do. And these pens,of course,will supplement some of the other shades I already own.I chose these lovely freebie papers that came with Simply Cards & Papercraft  magazine (along with a rather ‘tweet’ stamp set) to complement the hues in the image.I’ve used lots of punches too ( I never make the most of my stuff at times),including an extra small corner rounder to give a softer look.The flower is actually created with two layers of punched hearts.I’ve added some pearly embellies to finish.

Supplies :
Image : Be My Valentine Winnie form Willow Designs
Colouring medium : Spring 2012 Limited Edition ProMarkers 
Papers & Card : DP Hot Off The Press freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft  magazine ,textured pearlised pink card from my stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Mini Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,EK Success Daisy Chain Edge Punch,Carl Heart Punch,Craft Planet Heart Punch,Nestabilities Large Standard Rectangles and Classic Scalloped Rectangles,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Stick It! Hot Glue Gun ( to attach pearl spray)
To Embellish : Pearl spray and pearl flower from my stash 

Some challenges this card is for :

Polkadoodles : Show us some Love (With Hearts) – Apart from the heart Winnie’s holding the flower is made using heart punches (hope this isn’t too far out of the box and still counts!)
Crafty Boots :  Valentines
Creative Stamp Friends : Valentine
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Valentine’s day
Hooked on Crafts : Hearts 
Lexi’s Creations : Love
Lollipop Crafts : Valentine`s day Card
Ooh La La Creations :  Be My Valentine
Stamps R Us : Valentine/Love
Crafty Emma :  Give me Wings or Sketch  or Both

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Thank You Daisy

At Craft Your Passion this week we’d like you to Show Your Appreciation.We have the fabulous Meljen’s Designs as our sponsor.For full details on how to play visit the challenge blog.Don’t forget to check out the DT and GDT’s wonderful creations while you’re there.

The DT were lucky enough to work with some images from Meljen’s Designs.For my card I’ve used Swirly Daisy Pot printed out onto kraft card and coloured with Polychromos pencils,blended out using a paper stump dipped in low odour oils thinners.This is such a versatile image.There are lots occasions this could be used for.And with all the sunnier,more Springlike weather we’ve been experiencing  the real daisies have been springing up like…er…well…daisies!I’ve cut it out and layered it onto an embossed piece of card that has been cut with a Nestie.I’ve kept my cardstock to more earthy tones but picked out the turquoise in the paper with some waxed thread.I even got to play with my new buttons dies by Joy!Crafts.When I first saw these I didn’t know which set to go for so I sort of ended up buying both!

Supplies :
Image: Swirly Daisy Pot
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Polychromos pencils,Low odour oils thinners,Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Joy!Crafts Cutting and Embossing Dies Buttons Set 2,Sizzix Bigz Tags Scallops,Crafts Too Daisy Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Siesta Mini Corner Rounder
Embellishments : Raffia Lace and waxed thread from my stash

Here are some challenges this  card is for :

Papertake Weekly : Trio Tastic (3 die cut buttons)
Creative Craft : Lace
Tuesday Throwdown : Lace
Ambers Crafts and Stuff : Stash Buster/Anything Goes
Creative Cottage : Spring has Sprung
Scrapbook Sisters : Spring Flowers
Stampavie and more : Spring /Easter
Truly Scrumptious : Tag it
Southern Girls : Use Flowers
Charisma Cardz : To Die For
PaperPlay : Embossing
Sassy Studio Designs : Make your own embellishments
Shelly’s Images : Show Us What You Got!
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Back to Nature
Crafty Ann’s : Sketch and /or Spring (just Spring)
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Birthday or Thank You
Mami Doodles : Celebrate Spring
Paper Cutz : Your Choice
Stampin’ with the Dragon : Bring on Spring
Wags ‘n’ Whiskers : Spring
CES : Favourite song or inspired by a song (Daisy,Daisy)
Sugar Creek Hollow : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Use a digi
Gingerloft : Die cuts and/or punches
Cupcake Inspirations :
I Did It Creations : Spring
Paper Sundaes : Embossing
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Happy Spring  


Lisa x

Beauty of Spring

The theme at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is Pearls this week.Play along for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop or join us as a GDT.Full details are on the challenge blog and don’t forget to check out the DT and GDT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

I’ve used the beautiful Spring Gathering for my card.She’s been printed onto watercolour paper and watercoloured with Distress Inks.I thought it would be in keeping with the gentleness of this figure.I’ve kept to quite a simple layout too to make sure she stays the focus of attention.I’ve added a couple of punched butterflies  to reflect those in the paper and used my newly acquired pearl embellishments.These may be better suited for flower centres but you know what it’s like when you get new stuff!!Anyway last time I used this punch I did a row of pearls down the middle so something different was called for.I stamped the sentiment in brown as I felt being solid black would’ve been overbearing.I used my new 1″ circle punch and it’s perfect for this set of sentiments as there are quite a few circle ones.I like the way it leaves a tiny border.Mind you I’ve wanted one for ages and you wouldn’t believe how difficult it was to find one!

Supplies :
Image : Spring Gathering from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear set
Medium : Distress Inks in Tattered Rose,Victorian Velvet,Worn Lipstick,Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw,Walnut Stain,Tumbled Glass,Coffee Bean Archival Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Brown card from stash,watercolour paper pad from The Works
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Mini Corner Rounder Punch,Tonic Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
Embellishments : Paper Cellar Pink Beaded Flowers,Lemon Raffia Lace

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Stampin for the Weekend : Spring
Totally Papercrafts : Pearls and Lace
Stamp Something : March Digi Day
Simply Create : Power of Flowers
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Flowers
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge : Lovely Ladies
Die Cut Dreams : Spring Garden Scene
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : Lacy Days
Bunny Zoe’s : Spring Flowers Everywhere
The Pink Elephant : Spring Time
Cupcake Inspirations :
Sentimental Sundays : Pearls and Lace
Paper Garden Projects : Spring Things
Crafty Calendar : Spring
By the Cute and Girly : Springtime


Lisa x