Having a Splashing Time on Hochanda ;)

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I have had the honour of making a couple of samples for Suzette from Crafty Sentiments Designs for the Hochanda shows at 11 am and 3 pm on the 5th June.

It would be lovely if you could tune in and share the talented DT’s hard work.Plus Suzette’s fantastic demos of course 🙂

You may even spot my cards there!

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For my first card I’ve coloured up Splashing with Polychromos Pencils on kraft card.The puddle and splashes have been painted over with Iridescent Medium,a few touches of white gel pen and 3D Crystal Lacquer have been added too!The pics show my Kick Stand Card folded flat,open and a close up of the stamp.

Supplies :

Image : Splashing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Winsor & Newton, Iridescent Medium, 3D Crystal Lacquer,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12×12 Dried Marigold,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop

To Embellish : Dovecraft 24 Paper Blossoms Peach,Button & Jute Twine from stash

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Now on to my second card…

Splashing has been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers this time.Some more white gel pen to add a little shine to the pup’s nose along with some glittery ripples in the puddle.This time I’ve made a Shaped Tent Fold card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using a stitch effect die.

I think by using different mediums and colours it shows the versatility of this darling,fun stamp 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Splashing by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Past Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot

To Embellish : Chipboard shape part of freebie along with the papers,Ribbon & Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

With bundles of love

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Vaentine.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.

Here’s the adorable Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs  all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and a few white gel pen highlights.I decided to make a kind of shaped tent fold card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies to tie in with the image.Love the red,white and kraft combination so chose some hounds tooth patterned paper and die cut a curvy edge for interest,matting onto some red card cut with a coordinating edge.The sentiment is stamped directly onto the base.The ribbon is salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake and I really can’t take credit for the bow – it was already there ;)Went for a more masculine feel as this will be my DH’s Valentine’s card.It’s OK he never looks at my blog.He’s not interested in bits of paper and card!

Here’s a closer view of the image :

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Here’s some exciting news….

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Hope you can watch!

Supplies :

Image : Benson Bear ‘Bundle of Hearts’ by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Red & Kraft card from stash

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Big Shot

To Embellish : Ribbon salvaged from last year’s Christmas cake

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Ribbon or Lace

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Kraft

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Connie Can Crop : Beary Sweet

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Die Cuts

Dies R Us Challenge : Stitching Real or Faux

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Heart To Heart

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Seeing Red

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Celebration

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Anything Goes

Where the HeART is : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Imagine That : Colouring Contest

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Have a Heart

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Delightfully Sweet :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Sweet.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.

Well,I think this is something sweet in lots of ways 🙂 This is Strawberry Delight by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers.A few white gel pen highlights have been added too.I’ve thrown in lots of stitch effect dies along with this fabulous strawberry die,a new buy of mine 🙂 The sentiment is a bargain stamp I’ve had for a while and suited the theme and image perfectly.The centres of all the flowers have had micro beads adhered in place.I’ve never used them before (even tho’ I’ve had them ages) and I think I got most of them everywhere except on the card – LOL 😛

Supplies :

Image : Strawberry Delight by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment :  Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ’em Clear Stamp

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

Papers & Card :  DP Raspberry Road Freebie from past issue of  Quick Cards Made Easy,Red cardstock from stash,White& Green American Crafts  12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Cottage Cutz Petite Die Strawberry,Big Shot

To Embellish : Magazine freebie Yellow Micro Beads

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes or Twist of Summer

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Furry Friends

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Anything Goes with Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams : Midsummer Delights

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Allsorts : How Does Your Garden Grow

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Seeing Red

Craft for the Craic : Summer Time!

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Crafty Time : Punches or Dies

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Summertime

SLS Lines Challenge : Use Die Cuts or Punches

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Use Pattern Paper

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Dino-mite day :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry 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.

Aren’t these just the most cute fun dinosaurs you could wish to meet?!They’re from the Tiny Dinos set by Doodle Pantry.As with all their sets you get so much in them 😀 Here I’ve printed the dinos onto some of the patterned papers included with them.I’d already printed them onto card as I wanted extra stability once they were fussy cut.Their eyes and the spots on the stegosaurus have been paper pieced.The spots have even been done so with spotty paper  😉 I die cut some hills for them to play on and the sentiment,which is also included,has been cut with a stitching edged die.A couple of eyelets have been used to embellish.The dinos and the sentiment have been popped up on foam tape for dimension.Yeah,I know I’ve backed the scene with white rather than a sky blue.That’s for more contrast against the kraft and the card the sentiment is mounted on 🙂

Supplies :

Images,Sentiment and Patterned Papers : All from Tiny Dinos by Doodle Pantry

Cardstock : White & Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Crafty Time : Punches or Dies

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Layer It Up

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

SLS Lines Challenge : Use Die Cuts or Punches

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Use Pattern Paper

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : We’re Going Dotty

Deep Ocean Challenge : Two Stamped Images

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Reddy for Roses ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Include a Heart.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.

So with Valentine’s Day looming closer I thought I’d pick (no pun intended – well,maybe a little) the delightful Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs .Coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The young lady has been given a little more blush to her cheeks than I usually add as I felt she was a bit coy at this romantic gesture.Now if it were me I think I would pass out with sheer shock if my DH presented me with a red rose!I tried not to make this too girly as this will actually be for him.Altho’ I say that…a flowery patterned paper magically appeared along with a rose embossed border and some ribbon – but at least it’s navy blue 😛 As I’m just a teensy bit fussy I die cut the card base from a regular 8 x 8 card blank then overlaid it with a matching die cut piece of textured card so that I got the whole shape.Personally I just don’t like those missed/straight bits when doing it myself.Because I grabbed the sentiment from a set that was to hand and as I felt it was on the small side I added a heart shaped brad underneath.By my own admission this is a lazy way to add a design feature but it works 😉

Supplies :

Image : Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,White Card  American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Blue & Red Card from stash

Tools : Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Damask Rose Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine Freebie,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brad,Ribbon cut from those annoying hanging bits of a recently purchased top

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Valentine’s

Card Mania : Add Some Red 

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Hearts & Valentines

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Come and Get It Texture

Great Impressions : Love Love Love

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Love Is In The Air

Lacy Sunshine : Have a Heart

The Ribbon Girls : Romance

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Di’s Digis Designs : Include a Heart(s)

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Love is in the Air

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Romance

Fairy Tale : Something with a Heart

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Hearts and Ribbon

Simply Create Too : Happy Valentine’s Day (or use hearts)

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Hearts

C.R.A.F.T. : Valentines Day/Love

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : All You Need Is Love

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The colours of Autumn :)

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

Here’s my interpretation featuring the delightful Primrose – Butterfly Girl  by Crafty Sentiments all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Her wings have also be given a sparkly covering of Glamour Dust 🙂 A few touches of white gel pen have given her eyes and teeth,along with the spots on the fly agaric style mushroom,some extra pop.A couple of dots also create a little shine to her shoes.The lovely papers are First Edition with top one being glittered.They’ve been teamed with some kraft card,wooden embellishments and one of my faves,jute twine,for a rustic feel.I chose some Prima Flowers following the Autumnal colours theme and just had to sneak in a hedgehog 😀 He’s so cute.I bought him a while ago on sale,which adds even more appeal 😉 Being a die I can make as many of these little guys as I like too 😀

Supplies :

Image :  Primrose – Butterfly Girl by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Computer Generated by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering and die cutting),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock (on the hedgehog)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Cottage Cutz Hedgehog Mini,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot
To Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Wooden Flower Button and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Little Bit Crafty : Distress It!!!
Card and Scrap : Everything is allowed
Cards Galore Encore : Make A Card! 
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Time for Anything
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge : Fall Festival
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings
The East Wind Challenge : Feel the Fall
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Fall
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colours
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Tag You’re It!
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Add Flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Colours of Autumn
Amusing : Tags
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Autumn or Fall
Totally Gorjuss : String
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : P for Pretty Petals
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Amazing Hair
Polkadoodles : Tag, you’re it!
Simply Create Too : Fall/ Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Girl Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers : For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday : Too Cute
Eclectic Paperie : Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge : Colors of Autumn
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy : Celebration
Stampavie and More : Autumn Colours

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Pin-k!

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This is the last week of the 3 or More Embellishments challenge at Just Some Lines.Eeek!And a reminder that Christmas is creeping ever closer!”To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

So I thought I’d have another go at using my Graph’It Markers to colour the sweet Em – Thank You String by Just Some Lines.Think I need some more skin tones tho’ 😉 A few white gel pen highlights have been added too.I chose some pretty First Edition papers to accompany her along with this lovely cardstock.I made a curved panel with a Spellbinders die and layered some die cut scalloped ovals on top before fussy cutting this gorgeous gal and adding her to the mix.The ribbon is some that was wrapped around a towel bale and I,being the ‘it-might-come-in-handy-one-day’ hoarder that I am,found it to be a perfect match to the pink card 🙂 It always seems no matter how much ribbon I buy it’s the little bits and pieces I collect that do the trick every time!I dug out some paper twine and tied a flower charm to that.To compliment the colours on Em,and to complete the card,I tucked a couple of pins under the bottom of the vertical piece.

Supplies :

Image : Em – Thank You String by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Ribbon,Paper Twine,Charm and Pins from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Thank You
Colour Me Creative Challenge : Anything Goes 
Crazy 4 Challenges : Thankful
Di’s Digis Designs : Thanks/Thanksgiving/Harvest
Hiding in my Craft Room : Thanksgiving
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : So Grateful
Creative Corner : Heavy Metal
Digi Haven : We Give Thanks
Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Dark Skintones/Anything Goes (haven’t got enough skin colours to try the dark skintones part of the challenge)
Jo’s Scrap Shack : Thankful
Pattie’s Creations : Give Thanks or Thank You
QKR Stampede : Give Thanks / Thanksgiving
Savvy Handmade Cards : Give Thanks
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Add a Bow
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
Inspired by Stamping : Create a card or project and use ribbon or crochet trim
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Shelly’s Images : Give Thanks
By LORi Designs : Use Paper
Crafter’s Cafe : Heavy Metal
Creative Belli : Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Giving Thanks
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Thank You
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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