Falling for Autumn

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Autumn/Fall Colours.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy 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.

I couldn’t resist making 2 cards with the adorable  Molly Throughout the Year September and Barry Throughout the Year 9 by Stamp Fairy .They’ve both been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The papers on the Molly one are actually supposed to be Summer ones but they say Autumn more to me – especially when teamed with the orange and brown card stock 😉 The embellishment is made up of a wooden flower coloured with Copics,a gem added to the centre,then a few of the leftovers from the border die tucked under the edges.So on to Barry 🙂 I coloured him in a dotty fashion to create a little fuzziness and decided to display him on a shaped easel card (not made one in a while).I’ve inked around the edges to give more depth to the whole card.Some texture has been added with some paper raffia and die cut cork leaves.I’m always on the lookout for interesting stuff to bring dimension to my cards – and then never use it!!So I took the opportunity this time.I’ve used a button as the stopper and the sentiment is a freebie from Netty’s Cards.I love making cards in Autumn colours and luckily I get the chance as 3 of my 4 children have Autumn Birthdays!The top card is for my DD2 and the bottom one is for my DS2 🙂

Supplies :

Images : Molly Throughout the Year September and Barry Throughout the Year 9 by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Mediums : Copic Ciao And Sketch Markers,Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze,Making Memories,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12,DCWV  The Adhesive Cork Stack 6 x6
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Clasic Ovals Large,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish :  cArt-Us Fantasy Circles Tiny Wooden Shapes,Gem, ribbon,button and paper raffia from stash

Some challenges these are for :

 A Creative Romance : Dies or Punches
Card Makin’ Mamas : For The Kids
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet  : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz :  Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Fabulous Fall Colors
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Use a Digi
Crafty Sentiments : Fall/Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge : Goodbye Summer
Just Inspirational Challenges : Die Cuts Or Punched Shapes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas  : Autumn/Fall
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colors
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Digital Images or Digital Papers
613 Avenue Create :  Anything Goes (Happy Fall Y’all)
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Autumn Colors
Great Impressions : Fall Colors
Hobbycutz  : Autumnal
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Autumn/Fall

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Beary good wishes :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Let’s Play Dress Up.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy 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.

For my card I’ve used the super cute Toby SpringFairy by Stamp Fairy and coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For an extra special touch I’ve paper pieced his dress and,of course,added some Glamour Dust.Ain’t he pretty?!I decided to create a card with a little white space for a change.I dug out these papers from my stash as I thought the colours would give a fresh,Springlike feel.I used one of my favourite but seldom used punches on the purple layer of card and decorated the centre of each flower with a gem.I layered up 3 different types of ribbon and topped then with a bow.The sentiment has been stamped directly on to the card base and more Glamour Dust has been applied to the stars at either end of the words.

Supplies :

Image : Toby SpringFairy  by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,E K Success Large Edger Hawaiian Flower Punch, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Various ribbons from stash,Crystal Glamour Dust


Some challenges this is for :

Artistic Inspirations : Ribbon or Twine
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Wings
Digi Makeover Challenge : Punches/Dies
Love to Create : Paper Piecing
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes 
Glitter n Sparkle : Use 3 of Something (Ribbons)
Great Impressions : Leave a Little Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Opus Gluei : Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Animal Antics
Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings
Craft Lovin Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Beautiful Borders
Hiding in my Craft Room : Die Cuts
Paper Creator’s Crafts :  Make it Sparkle
The Hobby House : Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries : Dies/Punches
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Mermaids, Fairies, Fantasy
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Fantasy
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

All that glitters…

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… is difficult to photograph…LOL

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is All That Glitters.So a good excuse to get sprinkling 😉 We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy 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!

For my card I’ve used Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy and coloured her with Polychromos pencils and blended with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.I then glittered up her wings,hairband,star on her wand and boots.After fussy cutting her I mounted her on foam pads onto this fab die cut (a new set I bought).The papers are all beautifully glittered too but the camera has failed to capture it.I hand cut the hexagon border from another sheet in the pad.The corner is cut from the same set of dies and fitted perfectly with the punched corners –  love it when a plan comes together 🙂 I stamped a sentiment onto yet another piece of card cut with this set.I layered up a grosgrain ribbon bow and a glittered button (that unfortunately doesn’t show either) tied with some paper twine to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Molly Fairy by Stamp Fairy
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners,Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop Ink Pad,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : DP First Editions Family Ties 8 x 8 Pad,Trimcraft  12 x 12 Pearlescent Textured Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Decoupage Scissors,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Decorative Dies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastels Assorted Buttons,Grosgrain Ribbon and Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

No Matter Which Challenges : Ribbons and Bows
One Stitch At A Time : Make it Girly
Allsorts : Things with Wings
Alphabet Challenge :  A for Anything with Wings
Crafty Catz : Bingo (Middle vertical line)
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Raise The Bar : Free at Last, Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 2.Wings,3. Glitter,6. At least 3 patterned papers
Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Spring Colors and Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons : Button up
MilkCoffee Challenge : Make it Cute
Creative Moments : Buttons and Bows
Inky Impressions : Ribbon/Twine
A Gem of a Challenge : Dies and Punches 


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Like a bear with a sore head

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This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Get Well Soon.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy as our sponsor too. 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 rather cute but poorly Lenny Get Well Soon by Stamp Fairy. He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and given a glossy nose (even tho’ the camera has failed to pick it up).I’ve used some Papermania Chelsea Green papers and some coordinating Daisy Chains (the dark green self adhesive borders).I die cut some stars to match the ones swirling around poor Lenny’s head,cutting two into frames and tying  them with paper raffia.I stamped the sentiment on one of the patterned paper stars and lifted the small ones with foam tape.The image has been raised on this too.

Supplies :

Image : Get Well Soon Lenny by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop Ink
Papers & Card :  Kraft card base Craft UK Limited (also used for matting and layering plus die cutting),Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small and Scalloped Ovals Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains,Paper Cellar Raffia

Some challenges this is for :

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything with a sentiment 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Layers 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes

Happy New Year to you all!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Just ‘Fur’ You!

This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Buttons and Bows.We have the fabulous Stamp Fairy as our sponsor.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 totally adorable Hugo from Stamp Fairy.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve gone for a fairly neutral colour scheme with a splash of red thrown in to liven things up a little.I threaded some cute mini spotty buttons before adding them to the ribbon.I also added some stitching to the sentiment.I was rummaging for a greeting stamp when I came across this one.Just perfect wouldn’t you say?!

Ooops!Just noticed I meant to give him a healthy ‘wet’ nose with some 3D Crystal Lacquer but I forgot!Ah,well.Not to worry as it’s for my son’s birthday I’ve got a few days to add some 😉

Supplies :

Image : Hugo from Stamp Fairy
Sentiment : Part of a set from Willow Designs now sadly discontinued
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Cocoa Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Lincoln Linen Capsule Collection,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8
Tools :X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch
To embellish : Papermania Lincoln Linen Capsule Collection Polka Mini Buttons thread with We R Memory Keepers Brown Sew Easy Floss,Red grosgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Corrosive Challenges : Animal Companions
Crafty Calendar : Colour Browns & Creams (Hope this still counts as I’ve added red accents)
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Buttons 
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : For a Child
C.R.A.F.T.  : Children
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a sentiment on your card
Divas by Design : Lots of Layers
Inky Impressions : For a child

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A ton of hugs

Wow!It’s our 100th challenge at Craft Your Passion this week and it’s a dead simple one – everyone’s favourite,Anything Goes!Plus we have a whole host of fab sponsors – Patties Creations + Stamp Fairy + Pink Cat Studio + Pizzazzaplenty + CropStop + Sweet Stamps + Letraset + Scrapbook Unique!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 cute Molly Throughout the Year April from Stamp Fairy.She’s been coloured with ProMarkers plus white gel pen highlights.I’ve added a little Flower Soft to give the bunny a fluffy tail.The card base is a piece of card folded in half then cut using Marianne Design Circle Frame Set then another piece of card was cut and embossed and stuck over the top.To help it to stand up I cut a small sliver off the bottom on the back.The floral paper is a freebie from a magazine.I’ve punched a butterfly,added some ribbon and embellished with lots of pearls.

Supplies :
Image : Molly Throughout the Year April from Stamp Fairy
Colouring mediums : ProMarkers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Paper & Card : DP Kate Knight Spring Fling! freebie pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft,Pink card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv cardstock pad,White Craft Essentials Card from The Works
Tools : Marianne Design Circle Frame Set, Nellie’s Multi Frame Flower Dies,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Multi Detail Butterfly Punch,Decoupage scissors
To embellish : Flower Soft Diamond Range Polar White,Grossgrain ribbon,4mm and 3mm flat backed pearls all from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Gingerloft : Spring
PanPastel UK Challenge : Use a Stamped Image (ink or digi)
Catch The Bug : March Anything Goes
Crafty Emma : Flower Frenzy 
Just Some Lines : Girly Girls 
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Digital 
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Spring Break (travel or spring)
Crafters Companion : Spring
Creative Craft World : Spring
Cupcake Craftroom : Spring Bouquet
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring/ Easter
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Spring
Crafting for all Seasons : Shaped cards
Little Darlings Challenges : Pearls
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Shaped cards
Pixie Cottage : Sketch and/or anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments : Shaped but Not Square
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Pop It
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : “Color Your World” (no brown or black)
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x