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’t 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 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Harriet – In 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

Hand picked for you

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Just a reminder that the Mother’s Day challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image to enter and one random winner will get 4 digi stamps of their choice.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

For my card I’ve used the sweet Mother’s Day -For You by Just Some Lines and coloured it with Polychromos pencils and blended out the blue shaded bit around the image with some low odour oils thinners.The sentiment comes with the digi stamp.I cut a base card out using these fab Go Kreate dies.I actually bought them in the January Sales but have only used them now for the first time.Ooooopsie…I then cut another piece the same size in green card.This means that you have the whole shape on the front of your card rather than the folded edge showing.I also trim a tiny slither off the bottom of the back of the card base for stability.This also makes sure that the original shape isn’t spoiled.I die cut a mat of some pretty First Editions paper and layered a length of satin ribbon over the top before fixing the green piece to the card front.The daisy border has been cut with my new Crafts Too die in green and pink card then I trimmed the flowers to fit over the top.I snipped the border in half to extend it across the width of the card.The sentiment was mounted onto a stamp shape from a Spellbinders set.The rather pretty butterfly was cut from a freebie die that came with a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.Some flat backed pearls have been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment : Mother’s Day -For You by Just Some Lines
Colouring Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners
Paper & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Go Kreate Half  XXL Square Frame Frilly  #5 & Frilly Square #5,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Crafts Too Delicate Daisy,Freebie butterfly Die from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Grand Calibur
To Embellish : White Flat backed pearls & White Satin Ribbon from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Mother’s Day/For Mom (Mum!)
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digi Haven:  Happy Mother’s Day / Floral
Pattie’s Creations : Mother’s Day
Simply Create Too   Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon : A flower for Mum
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : April Showers bring May flowers
Digistamps 4 Joy : Mother’s day/Special Lady
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Freshly Brewed : Flowers
Inky Impressions : Mother’s Day
Little Red Wagon : Mom
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Pencil Colouring
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Diecuts/Punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  : April Showers bring May Flowers
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Let Your Beauty Shine

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.We have the fabulous Whimsy Stamps  and The Robin’s Nest 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.

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Fancy by Saturated Canary and coloured her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some teeny gems adorn her hair.I’ve used some freebie papers from the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.Diamond shapes and more bling have been added along with some die cut flowers.The  butterfly die came free with Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.I created the sentiment on my computer  to compliment this gorgeous gal 🙂

Supplies :

Image: Fancy by Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Papers & Card : DP Freebie Teresa Collins Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Decoupage Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small,Marianne Design Fantasy Flowers,Butterfly Die Freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Big Shot,
To Embellish : Various Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes  
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Make your own Flowers 
Allsorts :  Passion for Flowers
Speedy and Friends : Punched Borders
Broken Box Stock : Florals
Card Makin’ Mamas : Ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Pattie’s Creations : Make It Sparkle
QKR Stampede : Punches and/or Dies
Wags ‘n Whiskers : May Flowers
Copic Marker Europe : Girls Aloud (only female images)
Forever Friends : Use lots of Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a Sentiment
Saturated Canary Challenge : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : April Showers Bring May Flowers…must have a flower
Crafts and Me : Bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Sentiment
Inky Impressions : Punches/dies
Paper Shelter Challenge : At least 2 Flowers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Sentiment
Bearly Mine Challenges : Spring Flowers
Can You Digi It : Butterflies
Craft Room Challenge : So Sentimental!
Creative Card Crew : Handmade Flowers
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Flower Power
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Fairy-ly pearly!

It’s Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion this week!We have two fab sponsors –My Heart Pieces and Simon Says Stamp.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!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Bathing Fairy from My Heart Pieces and coloured her with FlexMarkers.I added some touches of glaze pen to the lenses on her glasses and wings.To give her bath a more luxurious feel I applied Liquid Pearls to the bubbles and dotted some more around the image.For something different and instead of the out of the box technique I cut another scalloped circle from a second printed image and layered it over the part of the original image that had been cut away.I was going to layer it onto a piece of coloured card to give a spotlighting effect but decided I didn’t want to cover any of the image.I die cut a few circles and adhered them to the vertical strip to carry through the bubbly theme.I recently bought the ivy and bird die and thought it would work perfectly alongside this image.The sentiment was a freebie from BirdsCards and there’s a small amount of Liquid Pearls on that too.To finish the card there are some flat back pearls too!

Supplies :

Image : Bathing Fairy from My Heart Pieces
Sentiment : BirdsCards
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Sakura Clear Glaze Pen,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP Freebie Hot Off The Press Soft Nostalgia from a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Coloured card from my stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Life Style Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles Dies,Nestabilities Large and Small Standard Circles,Marianne Creatables Ivy Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : 4mm Flat Back Pearls

Some challenges this is for :

Pile It On : Let’s get Outdoors
Allsorts :  Icecream Colours
Crazy 4 Challenges :  Circles
Crafty Ann’s :  It’s A Girl Thing
Stampin With The Dragon : All About Water
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge :  Back to Nature
Cute Card Thursday : Water, water everywhere
Little Miss Muffet Challenges :Rainbows, clouds or wings
Paper Crafting Journey :  Handcoloured image
Pixie Dust Studio : Use 3 or more patterned papers
Sassy Studio Designs : Use something wet (stickles, smooch, glimmer mist, etc)
Southern Girls :   Things with wings
Marianne’s Design Divas : Spread your Wings
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp :  Flowers
Crafting for all Seasons : Many layers
Whimsy Inspiration : Things with wings
Digital Tuesday : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

In the frame

At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Chevrons (we’d love to see a chevron pattern on your project).Here’s a little inspiration :

We have three fab sponsors – Crafty Sentiments,Delicious Doodles and Pizzazz Aplenty.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!

For my card I’ve used this little cutie called Kai from Crafty Sentiments.She’s been coloured with Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils.Rather than reach for the usual ProMarkers I thought I’d use some of the other mediums I bought as ‘must haves’ that just end up mostly lurking amongst all the other unused craft stuff 😦 Oooh,I’m bad!These are so versatile.You can get a soft,smudgy chalk like effect but with more control but you can also get more fine detail too.I have to admit I did over work the hair first time but I just went back in and put the texture back with firmer more deliberate strokes.They were blended  more for the rest of the image but to get a more intense colour I layered them twice.There’s no need to panic if the image outlines look a little chalky,once you spray the fixative they reappear like magic!To make her stand out from the frame I did decoupage her clothing,adding another bow to it,and her hairband.I’ve always wanted to create one of these types of frames but never been brave enough to try.Not sure why – they’re easy!I followed the instructions in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 96.The only difference being I’ve used a whole 6 x 6 sheet to accommodate  the image.Well,there’s no point having a beauty like this and making her too small to see!I did have to buy these papers for the challenge as I didn’t have anything with chevrons on but I’m sure they won’t go to waste  as they’re all so totally gorgeous!I raided my die collection and embellishment stash to finish the card.

Supplies :

Image : Kai from Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Clear Mini Stamp Set
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Archival Coffee Ink
Card & paper : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 pad,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X -cut guillotine,Marianne Design Creatables Florals 1,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot
To embellish : Papermania Green Collection Button,4 mm Pearls,Ribbon from a clothing price tag,Coloured staples added with mini stapler (in a set from The Works)

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : Flowers in bloom
Our Creative Corner : Embellished Frame
Secret Crafter : Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends : Use Buttons
Crafty Catz : Buttons & Bows
Hotshot Crafts :  Die Cuts
Phindy’s Place :  Pile it On
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any sentiment
Crop Stop : Pretty pearls
Shelly’s Images  : Pick at least two (ribbon,flowers and a digi!)
Crafts and Me : Add a ribbon
Digistamps 4 Joy : Cute as a Button
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything goes
Stampavie and More : For a girl
Tandastamps :  Something new (luscious new papers)
The Perfect Sentiment : Anything goes (sentiment must be stamped)
Whimsy Inspiration : Bingo (top line)
Crafty Sentiments :  Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything goes!
Kenny K Krafty Girlz : Pearls
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad :  Ribbon
The Ribbon Girls : Use Ribbon or Lace

Thanks for looking and hope everyone’s enjoying the extra long weekend for the Spring Bank Holiday and Diamond Jubilee!

Lisa x

The sweetest thing

This week at Craft Your Passion there is a picture for your inspiration.We have Milk Coffee and Bugaboo Stamps as our fab sponsors too!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!

For my card I’ve used the very beautiful Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show by Milk Coffee.She’s been printed onto linen textured card and coloured with FlexMarkers.The base for this centre step card is made from the same.The papers were a freebie from  Simply Cards & Papercraft  magazine a while back and I’ve used card from my stash for the matting and die cuts.I made some flowers to match the ones on her dress and in her hair.Pearls were added to the centres and to follow the theme I applied Liquid Pearls to the ones on the image and sentiment.I decided to stamp the sentiment onto pink as I thought white would be too stark.

Supplies : 
Image : Tiffany in Spring Fashion Show by Milk Coffee
Mediums : FlexMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Coffee Archival Ink
Sentiment : Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ’em Clear Stamp
Papers & Card : DP Hot Off The Press Soft Nostalgia freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Southfield  Snow Linen Card from a mixed 12x 12 pack,Pink and brown card from stash
Tools : Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Marianne Creatables Floral 1 Dies,Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Elegance,Sizzix Bigz Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns ,Sizzix Extended Spacer Platform,Sizzix XL Cutting Pads,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : White flat backed pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Hit the Bottle
One Stitch At A Time :  Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Add a Flower
The Crafty Pad : Live on the Edge
2 Sisters : Use a Digital Image
Hiding in my Craft Room :  April Flowers bring.. Homemade Flowers 
Just Some Lines :  Give a Gift of Flowers
Card Makin’ Mamas : Make it Girlie      
Delicious Doodles :  Loads of Layers
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything with Flowers
Fairy Tale : Stepper Card
Wags ‘n Whiskers :  Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy :  Mother’s Day and/or flowers
Sassy Studio Designs : Flowers & flourishes
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
Southern Girls : Fancy folds
Marianne’s Design Divas : Pearls and Swirls
Sundays with Crissy : Use your favourite colour combo
Through the Craftroom Door : Show me your Favourite Technique (colouring with FlexMarkers,fancy fold,making own flowers)
Paper Pretties : Card for girls 
Whimsy Inspiration :  Punches/diecuts
Stamp-N-Doodle :  April Showers &/or May Flowers
The Stamping Boutique :  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Spotty, Dotty
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Handmade Flowers 
Victorine Originals :Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Flourish
Opus Gluei : Use Flourishes on your project 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘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