Hitting the books?It’s a Cinch!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Back to School.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’ve combined Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs.All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied to the lenses on her glasses and for once you can see where the camera has picked up the shine 🙂 I decide to pull out my Cinch and make a 5″ x 7″ notebook from scratch!!Very ashamed to say that when I dragged it out from the back of the cupboard the dispatch year was 2010!I’ve only used it twice before too.Really going to have make more use of it as it’s a great tool…but then I say that about everything…perhaps I buy too much craft stuff.Nah!That could never be 😉 The covers are made from a kraft card that is nice and sturdy.I wanted to use up some bits and pieces from my craft stash so pulled out these paper scraps along with some self adhesive fabric to die cut for the floral scalloped border and a journaling card all from the same collection.Following the trend to make some use of craft stash that was hanging around I grabbed some glittery paper,a self adhesive border (wasn’t quite long enough so cut it in half and placed behind the image) and some sparkly flowers.The creative words I made on my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.I love the interchangeable wheels on this one 🙂 Another tool I need to make more use of : P The wire has been decorated with some ribbons to match the papers and image.This is for my DD2 who starts 6th Form next month.It can sit on her desk so she can jot down any ideas or draw in it when she has time.It’s far too nice to be crammed in a bag!

Supplies :

Images : Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper,Card & Other Material :  DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Papermania Chelsea Green Paperazzi, Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Bookbinding Tool & Wire,Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 5 XXL,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (flowers) & Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains (border),American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Back To School

 Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

 Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add 3 of Something (flowers)

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Back To School

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon :  Anything but a Card with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Back To School

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge : Glitter & Shimmer

C.R.A.F.T. : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Back To School

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

(T)hat’s krafty!

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Well this is my last Guest Designer project for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Tic-Tac-Toe and it runs from  June 4th – July 1st.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

Huge thanks to Lisa and Kris for having me aboard.Have to say the time flew by – must’ve been having too much fun!!

This time inspiration has been taken from the middle horizontal line…Buttons,Patterned Paper and Ribbon.For the focal image I’ve used the rather beautiful Emma from Imagine That!Digis by Kris and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.The papers are from Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers and the sentiment is from Leesa’s Tulip.So real mix and match across sets but they compliment each other beautifully!I wanted to give a country feel so teamed it all with kraft card.Some lovely grosgrain ribbon and a couple of  dark brown buttons complete the look 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  

Sentiment :  

Papers :  

Both available at :  STORE

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Card : Kraft Cardstock from stash

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Wilko Red Grossgrain Ribbon (to be found in their Christmas Department),Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : R is for… Red & Ribbon

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

The Pencil Case :  V=Variety of Colors

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Let’s Button It

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Say It With Flowers

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Polkadoodles : Use a Die Cut

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Dies)

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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

Never forget it’s your Birthday!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

What a sweetie Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs is.She’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,with white gel pen on her hat,to match these pretty magazine freebie papers.Even the little tab peeking out from behind the image was cut from a sheet.The piece the sentiment is on is hand cut.I chose this particular flower die so it allowed the paper to show through.A gem has been added to the flower she’s holding in her trunk as well as the centre’s of the die cut ones.A strip of three tiny gems has been applied to the top left corner for extra sparkle 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Dayna – Birthdays by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card :  DP Bo Bunny freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stampin’ Up Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Use a Die Cut

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team ~ Flora and Fauna

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Coloring Showcase

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Girly Cards

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Circles or Pies

Di’s Digis Designs : Lots of Layers

Inkspirational : Pink and Grey

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

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Anything Goes

Inky Impressions : Let’s Hear It For The Girls

Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use Dies and/or Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The apple of my eye

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Aurora Wings 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 most adorable Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple by Aurora Wings.After printing onto kraft card I coloured her up with Spectrum Noir Pencils,adding a few white gel pen highlights.I die cut an aperture into another piece of kraft and die cut the scalloped border before overlaying it on this cute apple paper.I stamped a sentiment then cut it into a banner shape.These stamps are fantastic for cards as they’re quite small.So glad I found them 🙂 Some baker’s twine and a button have been added as the finishing touches.

Supplies :

Image : Apple Sprite Holding a Candy Apple by Aurora Wings

Sentiment : Marion Smith Typography Alphabet Stamp Set

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

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

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Small,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Buttons from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Pile It On : Cute and/or Spooky

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge : Die Cuts and Punches

Simon Says Stamp : Wrap It Up

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

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

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes – Optional Twist = B (Baker’s Twine,Button)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

All in a Spin!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis  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 taken this little piggy from the Party Animals set by Deedee’s Digis and decided he would make a great Yo-Yo Spinner Card using a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.That’s why there’s a thread with a button dangling  from under his chin.Bet you were wondering,eh? 😉 When you pull the string his head spins!

Bit difficult to capture in stills but this may give you the gist of it :

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And here’s how it ends up once it’s unravelled completely and his head is back to where it began :

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These are great for kids – or husbands!Kind of equates to the same thing in most cases 😛

My goodness,there’s so much in this set!Three images in various uncoloured and coloured forms,three 6 x 6 papers and four sentiments!I’ve coloured up the pig with Copic Ciao Markers and I’ve used two of the papers with some complementary purple card from my stash.I really thought this style of card would go so well with those fabby sentiments!Ideally I would’ve loved to have added another orange button to the border at the top but I only had one so chose a matching one in purple instead.The black thread is recycled from some clothing price labels 🙂

 

Supplies :

Image,Papers & Sentiments : All from Party Animals set by Deedee’s Digis

Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Cardstock : Purple & Kraft from my stash,Papermania Acetate (not seen – for the spinner)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop (this is actually what you get left with after cutting the scallops),Nestabilities Standard Circles Small (for cutting the acetate for the spinner),Big Shot

To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Purples & Oranges,Black Thread recycled from clothing price labels,Papermania Metallic Brad from stash (not seen – holds spinning mechanism together)

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Two’s (use 2 of something) – Buttons,papers & sentiments

Polkadoodles :  All things Kraft (card base)

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Recycle (Black Thread)

Simon Says Stamp : All Creatures Great and Small

Just Inspirational Challenges : Any Animal

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A sign you’re getting old?!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet  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 just couldn’t resist the cheeky Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs.He’s been printed out onto Desert Storm Kraft Card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils along with some white gel pen.All edges have been Distress inked and roughed up with a Paper Distresser.The snake skin strip is actually a piece of an old belt,trimmed to fit the card.This will be a Birthday card for my Hubby.Not that I’m saying he’s getting old LOL 😛

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Brontosaurus Dinosaur Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs (the sign is blank so you can add any message you like)

Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Cute Characters Set 2

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp, Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder Mesh Texture,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Brads from stash,Piece of an old belt

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs : Punch or Die Cut

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Birthday or Anniversary

Crafty Catz : Birthdays

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Hand Coloured Image

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafter’s Cafe : Birthday Card

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/ Love

Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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