Hoping Christmas will Drag-on :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Heavy Metal.We have the fabulous Stamping Dragon and The Robin’s Nest 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.

For my card I’ve used the sweet Penny’s Pudding by Stamping Dragon and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I then cut her out and added her to the holly embossed piece of kraft card,which has the bottom corners rounded,using foam tape for dimension.I then adhered this to a card blank which I also rounded the bottom corners of.I laid a couple of strips of washi tape across the top.I die cut some holly leaves and topped this with a button threaded with baker’s twine.The sentiment has been stamped in red ink then clear heat embossed.This way you don’t have to worry about stray flecks too much 🙂  A 1″ punch fits this greeting well,so no fiddling about to cut it out.I did ink the edges with the same ink pad to give a better finish as this card has a white core.

Supplies :

Image : Penny’s Pudding by Stamping Dragon
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Poppy Red Versacolor Ink Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder
Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Cuttlebug Holly with Berries Embossing Folder,Holly from Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Button from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig,Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Dovecraft Special Delivery Brights Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

Polkadoodles : Christmas Is Coming
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend :  Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Moving Along with the Times : Christmas Cuties
Digistamps 4 Joy : Embossing
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Christmas/Winter Holiday
Christmas Cards All Year Round : Getting Ready for Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas Is Round The Corner

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Happy as a pig in…er…flowers

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Floral Delights.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps and Stamping Dragon Designs 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.

For my card I’ve used the sweet Parker Pig in Floral Frame by Stamping Dragon Designs.I digitally paper pieced the frame using a past freebie kit from The Scrappy Kat and coloured Parker with Copic Ciao Markers.The Backing paper was printed out from the kit.I’ve added a couple of punched borders wrapped with some faux suede strips,a punched butterfly and flowers along with leaves.The sentiment I generated on the computer.Some black self adhesive gems have been used to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Parker Pig in Floral Frame by Stamping Dragon Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me!
Papers & Card : Digital Papers from Polka Dot Party Kit by The Scrappy Kat,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Woodware 1½” Circle Punch,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Faux Suede Strips from The Works,Black Self Adhesive Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
One Stop Craft : Flower Power
Creative Corner : Flowers and/or Mothers Day
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Pieced Off  (Paper Piecing)
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
 Creative Belli : Spring
Nutcrafters : Bingo (Punches,Free, Pearls/Gems)
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Animals
Creative Craft Challenges : All About Animals
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Insects Or Animals

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Cute as a cupcake!

It’s Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion this week.So pop along and play for more details and the chance to win some fabulous prizes!Don’t forget to take a peek at the  beautiful DT and our new GDTs for this month’s cards.

We have three great sponsors too – Stamping Dragon Designs,Didge’s Doodles and Pizzazz Aplenty!

For my card I’ve used the cute Mom’s Cupcake from Didge’s Doodles.She is only 13 years old and also the daughter of Shell my fellow DT member at Craft Your Passion.Such a cute cupcake!I’m sure you’ll agree she’s one talented young lady.

Mom's Cupcake

*IMPORTANT*
I have to stress this is how it comes.I added the frame and stamped the wording.

Now,I’ve seen some frame stamps with wording that can be inserted into the gap and I was tempted to buy them.Then it hit me – why not create my own frames!I have the tools for the job.A fineliner pen,a ruler and oodles of sentiment stamps.It also means I won’t be restricted to just the size of the stamps,I can customise to fit any image.I marked out and drew the frame then inserted the sentiment in the space.The cupcake case  has been coloured with Promarkers.On a second image I coloured the cherry,sprinkles and hearts with Promarkers too.Using a Snow Marker I filled in the area around these.I actually gave it two coats,allowing it to dry inbetween.Once it was fully dry I gave it a blast with my heat gun,making it puff up just like fluffy icing.Once it had cooled I glued some gems into the round sprinkles and applied some Glossy Accents over the cherry and the rest of the decorations on the cake so they didn’t get lost amongst the icing.I mounted it on foam pads but stuck the cherry down flat to give the impression it was nestling in the icing.Yummy!

Supplies :
Image : Mom’s Cupcake from Didge’s Doodles
Sentiment : Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design set
Mediums : Promarkers,Letraset Fine Line Pen,Snow Marker,Glossy Accents,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Papers : Basic Grey Cupcake Collection
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Heat Gun,Metal Ruler,Gel Picker
Embellishments : 3mm and 4mm Red Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes Weekly
Creative Belli :Jewelry
The Paper Variety :
Paper Play : Stamp it out
Raise the Bar : Hearts
Sew Many Cards : Anything Goes
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Hearts
Stamp Something : February Digi Day
Stamping with the Dragon : Anything Goes
Tellen’s Place : Hearts
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge :Bling,Bling
OSAAT : Do It With A Digi

 TFL

Lisa x