S’now friends like good friends


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.

I thought I’d dress Snowman and friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs up in some bright pastel shades using Copic Ciao Markers to break away from the traditional colours I usually go for.Some Frosted Lace Stickles has been added beneath him for a sparkly,snowy finish.The background strip has been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using white detail powder.Pleased at how crisp it came out as they were magazine freebie stamps.The panel was then wrapped with some fluffy fibres I came across in my long lost stash whilst I was sorting out.The sentiment was part of the freebies stamps and the same technique applied.The bottom of the card has been dry embossed with another magazine freebie folder.Yet another card for next Christmas 😀

Supplies :

Image : Snowman and friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Frosted Lace Stickles

Card : Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Past magazine freebie border embossing folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Fluffy fibres from crafty stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Come and Get It : Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Christmas

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle

A Bit More Time to Craft : Always Anything Goes

Animal Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Artistic Stampers : Christmas

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Anything Christmas/Holiday

Connie Can Crop : Baby it’s cold outside

Copic Spain Challenge : Winter and/or Christmas

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Christmas and/or Birthday

Crafting Musketeers : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Purple Frog : Magic of Christmas

Creatalicious Challenges : Anything Goes + Option: Traditional Christmas Colours (definitely NOT optional traditional colours used here)

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Open-Minded Challenges : Christmas/Hanukkah

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Christmas

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas is Coming

A Gem of a Challenge : Snowmen/women

Crafty Calendar : Christmas Time

Crafty Friends Challenge : Merry Christmas 

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Vintage or Anything Christmas

Scrappers Delights :  Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Jingle Belles : Holiday Card Link Up

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Christmas or Winter Related

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Winter Holiday with ribbon/trim

The Stamping Boutique : Non-traditional Christmas

Cardz 4 Galz : Show A Snowman

Moving along with the Times : Anything Goes With Christmas

Perfectly Created Chaos : Christmas Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Christmas


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Sweet Elf :)


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies 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 utterly adorable Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies.Thought I’d try a non-traditional Christmas colour palette along with a different colour combo rather than just grab my usual favourite pens.As a starting point to the card I wanted to try an idea with these recently received magazine freebie stamps.So out came the kraft card and some white embossimg powder plus my Versamark pad.Have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results,not only from the quality of the stamps but the embossing powder too.A die cut poinsettia topped with a jute twine threaded button and some pompom trim have been added as finishing touches.I did stamp and heat emboss a greeting at the bottom of the card and enhanced it with chalks,but the camera has failed to pick it up.Also it has failed to show the shine on the sweetie given by the 3D Crystal Lacquer I applied.It all looks so much better IRL…never mind as the little elf really deserves to be the star of the show 😉

This is actually a card for NEXT Christmas (2017) as I’ve already finished all those for this year 😀

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Unbranded Craft Chalk Set,3D Crystal Lacquer

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels (for Poinsettia Petals),Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish :  Pink Pom Pom Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims, Button from DoCrafts Create Traditional Christmas Assorted Buttons,Jute Twine from crafty stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Die Cuts and/or Punches + a Stamp

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas/Winter – Optional Color Challenge (not taken part in)

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas/Creepmas

Stamping Sensations : Christmas Greetings

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Cute or Anything Christmas

Imagine That! Creative Playground  :  November – Christmas is Coming

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

A Day for Daisies : Add some Burlap (or Kraft) – at a push Jute Twine is woven into Burlap but there is definitely Kraft in my creation 🙂

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use an Item From Your Stash

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland : Poinsettias or Snow is Falling

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Christmas/Holidays!

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/Twist

Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Emboss


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


He-Lola there!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is No Designer Papers.We have the fabulous Zap Pow Designs and Flourish With A Bling  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.

Meet the totally adorable Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I tried out a new technique,Whitewashing, after finding it on Splitcoast Stampers.I didn’t quite have the right white inkpad but it was fun none the less 😀 I’ve kept things simple here as I didn’t want to cover up all my hard  work too much.Just added a ribbon cut into a fishtail,a paper twine threaded button,a couple of Dymo labels…oh and Lola,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape for dimension 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs
Stamp :  Discontinued Willow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Versamark,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink,Unknown brand white ink pad  
Sentiment : Made with Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank trimmed down to fit
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Papermania Heat Tool,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Paper Twine and Ribbon from stash


Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs : Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time :  Flowers
Pile It On : Feminine
That Craft Place : Buttons
The Ribbon Girls : Spring
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Sunflower Fields Designs : Easter or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Creative Corner : April Showers Bring May Flowers
Get Inky!  : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Clean & Simple
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image 
Crafty Ribbons : Anything goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Hip to be Square
DRS Designs : Who’s the (em)Boss?
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Buttons


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Little Miss (Em)Bossy Boots

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Embossing – either wet or dry.We have the fabulous Cardmadfairy and Simon Says as our sponsors.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!

I’ve used Imogen from Cardmadfairy and coloured her with FlexMarkers.’Cos she’s quite a cute ‘n’ quirky image I thought I’d  colour her a little differently in greyscale and highlighting parts of the  image with colour.I also decided to make a bit of a quirky card to go with her too.After printing her I used an embossing folder to create a frame around her.I did put it in the ‘wrong’ way round to push the frame out instead of debossing it.I hand cut around it too taking off the swirly pattern that was part of the original design.I chose a few other folders and cut strips then glued them to a plain piece of card before trimming it size and adding the stitches.I took some silver metal corners,dabbed them onto a Versamark pad then coated them in black embossing powder.Whilst I had these supplies out I stamped and embossed the sentiment too.I also added a narrow ribbon.

Supplies :

Image : Imogen from Cardmadfairy
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Clear Mini Stamp Set Life
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Versamark Ink Pad,Stampendous Black Detail Powder
Card : Pink Bazzill Basics,Green & Black Papermania 8 x 8 Christmas Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Decoupage scissors,X-Cut Strictly Christmas Flourish Scalloped Oval Embossing Folder,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Papermania Boofle Mixed Buttons Embossing Folder,Craft Concepts In Stitches Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Pricking tool
To Embellish : Silver metal corners,ribbon and thread from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Gingerloft : Use metal
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Try Something New (colouring technique)
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Stitching
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge : Make your own background

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Handbags and Gladrags

Over at Craft Your Passion this week it’s ANYTHING GOES.Go on go wild and get creative!!There’s also some digi stamps waiting for one lucky winner.Why not pay us a visit to check out the rules and play along.There’s loads of inspiration from the DT’s wonderful creations too.

I thought I’d have some fun with this Sacoche image from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps.I bought a pack of card with animal prints a while back to use with some animal stamps I had but never got round to it ( as per usual – so many ideas so little time!).It also made a change from reaching for the Promarkers.Plus animal prints are big in fashion at this season.I have to admit I don’t wear them myself.Personally I think they look far more beautiful on the animals nature graced them with.In fact the only animal print clothes I’ve ever worn were a pair of leopard spot jeans I found after seeing the girl in Michael Jackson’s Thriller video wearing them.I don’t thimk I looked as good as her tho’!!Er…anyway back to the card.Because the card is glossy I embossed it with black detail powder as soon as it came out of the printer.Not only beacause it would’ve taken an age for the ink to dry but to define the outline.It also acted as a reservoir to contain the glue before the glitter was added and a white paint pen I used on the flower on the front of the bag.I also paper pieced it using foam pads for more dimension.

It’s a bit OTT glam and I really can’t imagine who on Earth I could really give this to.I just wanted to play around and have fun!

This also reminds me of the theme from The Office  – an incedibly funny programme starring Ricky Gervais.Oh and the Stereophonics version of the song.Hence the title.

Supplies :
Image:Sacoche from CoCo Dingo Digital Stamps
Mediums : Stampendous Black Detail Embossing Powder,Fine glitter,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA,White paint pen,Silver Metallic Promarker
Card : Black and silver Mirri from stash,Red card from Papermania Capsule Textured Cardstock Colossal pack,Animal print from a Kanban pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nestabilities Classic Scallop Rectangle (Large) and Classic Rectangle (Large),Big Shot
Embellishments : Maribou feather I’ve had for yonks!Flower gem from a Papermania caddy

Some challenges this card is for :

Everybody Art : Photo inspiration
Papertake Weekly : Sparkly and Bright
ABC Challenge : G is for Glitter
Inktegrity : Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers : Halloween or Halloween colours (Black,red and silver seem pretty Vampiric to me!)
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Anything goes 


Lisa x