Show me the way to Amaryllis


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Beccy’s Place 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 I’ve taken the chance to make a Christmas card featuring a Bildmalarna stamp.Sadly these cute little beauties are no longer available but I’ve managed to seek a few out here and there 🙂 This is Mimosa – Amaryllis and she’s been coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils after being stamped onto Neenah Desert Storm card.Some Frantage has been scattered around the edges.She’s been layered up onto some Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes papers.The die cut chevron pieces have actually been snipped in half to make them stretch across the width of the card and as the gap is behind the image nobody will ever know…except I’ve just told you 😉 A stamped sentiment has been added along with a die cut poinsettia…well I don’t have an amaryllis but it’s in keeping with the flower theme!

Dies to Die For still have some of these stamps left in their Retirement Sale.Unfortunately not his one – I think I snapped the last one up!No connection to the company,just a happy customer 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bildmalarna Mimosa – Amaryllis

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sepia Archival Ink,Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 24 XXL & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stump,Papermania Heat Tool

To Embellish : Button from crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes!

Always Playing with Paper : Inspiration Challenge 

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use A Sentiment

Hiding in my Craft Room : Any Holiday!

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : October –  Anything Hand Colored

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an option of Embossing

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Frame It (image framed with Frantage – if this is not suitable please delete)

PDE Linky Party : All Cards

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Use At Least One Die

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Perfectly Created Chaos : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Buttons

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes/Optional Twist (not used here)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with optional theme of The Seasons

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x



A Fair ad-Frantage

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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is Vintage.We have the super LEJ Designs as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Nonni’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

Sadly this is Nonni’s last challenge with us 😦 Going to miss you and your beautiful creations.

For my card I’ve used the beautiful Fair Maiden  by LEJ Designs and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I wanted to go for a more sepia type colouring but kept her skin in more pinky tones (I’ve tried before with sepia toned skin and hated it so much it ended up in the bin!).I added some pink to her cheeks,lips and the rose she is holding.I teamed her with some pretty Papermania Vintage Notes papers.All edges have been distressed with both inks and a tool.The lace I picked up in The Works for a very reasonable price and it was nice to see some more crafty bargains making their way back onto their shelves 🙂 I had a play with some Fran-tage Embossing Enamel for the first time.It was fun but sooo messy,or maybe that was just me XD .I made some rolled roses and a bigger one using a flower die which I cut,stuck and layered up.The metal frame,also a new addition in The Works and originally silver,got the Fran-tage treatment too.The sentiment behind it was from a freebie stamp set that came with September’s issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.The frame is held in place with a couple of pearl brads.

With regret I have to tell you that this will also be my last challenge for Digi Sketch Challenge 😦

I’ve had a blast meeting some lovely,talented people and watching the challenge grow.May it continue successfully in the future.Thanks Kelly for being such a great leader.

Supplies :

Image : Fair Maiden by LEJ Designs
Sentiment : Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,Stampendous Fran-tage Embossing Enamel Shabby White,Distress Inks Old Paper and Pumice Stone
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Heat Tool
To Embellish: Papermania Pearl Brads Pinks,Crochet Lace and metal frame from The Works 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes (Or Create your own Challenge) – Column 1; image,sentiment,patterned paper Column 2 ; die cut,paper punch Column 3 ; Fran-tage Column 4 ; pearls,flowers Column 5 ; lace
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes 
Pile It On : Designer Paper
2 Sisters : Square Cards
A Gem of a Challenge :  Anything with a B (brads)
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Use a piece of metal (brads andframe)
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Layers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Dies/Punches
Craft Room Challenge : Something New (Fran-tage)
Papertake Weekly : Flower Power

Thanks for looking

Lisa x