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

As sweet as a cupcake :)

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It’s Day 2 of the sneak peeks of the June New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.There are 5 new rubber stamps from the Ginger Snaps Collection available from the 23rd June!

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog to check out some amazing creations 🙂

This is Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes and isn’t she just the sweetest?!She’s been watercoloured with pencils for a softer look to go with the pastel colours on the card.The background piece is Whitewash card embossed with one of my favourite folders then sanded back to reveal some of the colour.The edges have been pierced too.A panel of cute cupcake paper which has had the top and bottom punched plus an aperture cut has been placed over Little Polly to frame her.The sentiments have been cut from another sheet of paper from the same collection and I ‘made’ the epoxy sticker buttons by placing them over yet another piece of paper with – yes,you’ve guessed it! – buttons printed on it and cutting them out,including pierced holes.The largest one has been threded with some Baker’s Twine – how apt 😀

Here’s a close up of the frosting on her cupcake decorated by applying Frosted Lace Stickles.See what I did there 😉

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Supplies :

Image : Little Polly – I Love Cupcakes  by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cut from DP (details under Papers & Card )

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Faber Castell GRIP 2001 Water-Soluble Pencils (were my DD1’s when she was younger and she passed them on to me),Frosted Lace Stickles

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crafter’s Companion 6 x 6  Embossalicious Cherry-licious Folder,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 14 & 20,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Polkadoodles : Frame It

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Your Hearts Desire (Anything Goes)

Crafty Creations : Embossing

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Buttons

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Frame

Top Tip Tuesday : Cut It Out

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


A Fair-y Amount of Candy ;)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Bingo!(check blog for board).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 sweet and adorable Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand by Aurora Wings.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and of course,as she’s a fairy,the obligatory glitter in the form of Stickles this time.After seeing a hexagonal box made on a Candy Punch Box Board,which I don’t have,I wondered if there would be a way round that?!With much fiddling with dimensions to get the size I wanted and a long reach heart punch I managed it.I stuffed it with some yummy Halloween sweets 🙂 Even tho’ we give away goodies to the Trick or Treater’s that come to our door I usually make a little something extra for my own kids.Altho’ given the angle the photo has been taken at the tag with the fairy on looks very much larger IRL it isn’t!But I don’t mind as it showcases this lil’ beauty off a treat – or shouild that be Trick or Treat! 😀

Supplies :

Image : Candy Corn Fairy with Hat and Wand by Aurora Wings
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Diamond Stickles
Paper  & Card: Best Creations Inc. Trick or Treat range,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Wescott Heart Long Reach Punch,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : Paper Raffia Ribbon from stash,Hexagonal We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle :  Halloween
Lacy Sunshine : Include a Hat
Opus Gluei : Ghostly Things Going On ( not very ghostly but Halloween – if it doesn’t fit feel free to delete)
That Craft Place : Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge : Trick or Treat (HALLOWEEN)
Di’s Digis Designs : Halloween Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges : Halloween or Dressing Up
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking : Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Halloween!
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic : Something suitable for a child
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Halloween
Creative Corner : Halloween
Left of Center Creative Challenges : Halloween
Sweet 7 Challenge Blog : Halloween
C.R.A.F.T. : Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Cute Card Thursday : Trick or Treat
Hanna & Friends : Halloween
MilkCoffee Challenge : Halloween
Sassy Studio Designs : NOT, Hip to be Square (any shape but square)
Creative Moments : Anything goes/ Halloween / Spellbound / Fairytale
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/ Halloween
Stampavie and More : Anything but a Card
Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Dream Valley Challenges : Halloween
Ooh La La Creations : The Witching Hour
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Halloween
The Crazy Challenge : Spooky Nights
Whoopsi Daisy : Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A hopeful angel :)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page  😦  **

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Where There’s Hope.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.

I’ve coloured up the most gorgeous Wings by A Day For Daisies with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some Diamond Stickles have been added to her eyelid and just a smattering over her wings as I didn’t want to coat them completely.I kept the rest of the card simple to allow the image to shine 🙂 The card base has been made from kraft and just one layer of torn and distressed paper covers that.I found these beautiful words on the internet and retyped them in Word then once trimmed edged in black to compliment the frame around the image.

Here’s a clearer view (think my face detector thingy is switched on on my camera) :


A length of vintage seam binding has been tied in a bow around still letting the image be seen through.A feather has been tucked in behind with a couple of pearl topped pins pushed through the bow.As the ends were exposed I adhered two clear beads to save any accidents – mostly for my own safety,methinks 😉

Supplies :

Image : Wings by A Day For Daisies
Sentiment : Found on the internet & retyped by me in my own chosen font
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card : DP Past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Vintage Seam Binding,Pearl Topped Pins,Feather,Clear Beads from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting At the Weekend :  Anything Goes 
Di’s Digis Designs : Mystical  Creatures
Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Anything But a Square
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles : Use Pink
Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Think Pink
Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe : Anything goes with Copics
Crafty Little Fairies :  Use only one designer paper
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Sparkle and Shine 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Doodle Pantry : Any Digi Goes
Emerald Faeries Challenge : Things with Wings
Lia Stampz Challenge : Distressed + Kraft
Paradise of Stamps : Girly
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings 
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a twist – Wings
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
 A Day for Daisies : All Sugared Up (not sure if Stickles counts?If not please fell free to delete it)


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Stars and stripes

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is On the Move/Transport.We have the fabulous QKR Stampede 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.

Here we have the fantastic Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp by  QKR Stampede  reaching for the stars.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with dots of silver gel pen on the rivets on both the rocket and his collar.The stars have been coated with Frosted Lace Stickles for some subtle sparkle rather than all out girly glitz. Of course,apart from loving dogs (especially my girl ) they are my favourite make of boots so for me he was the ultimate choice 🙂 Also this will be for my DS2’s Birthday in September.Gotta stay ahead!!Plus he’s pretty enamoured with dogs too – don’t know where he’s got that from 😉 Glad I found these papers.They’re just great for masculine projects and I like the colour palette too.There’s a nifty woodgrain pattern and a couple of florals thrown in as well 🙂 Some die cut stars wound with silver cord and some eyelets to go with the rivet theme have been added to embellish.

Supplies :

Image :  Rocket Dog -Digi Stamp by QKR Stampede
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers, Papermania Silver Gel Pen,Frosted Lace Stickles,Sakura White Souffle Pen (highlight on rocket),Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop Ink 
Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)
Papers & Card : DP Authentique Celebrate 6 x 6 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Star Corner Punch from an unknown brand set in my stash,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Star,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish : Small Silver Eyelets (1/8″) and Silver Elastic Cord from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals
Catch The Bug  : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Stars or Stripes or Both
Eclectic Ellapu : Furry Friends
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Cut it Up : Twilight (hope I got this right – if not I won’t be offended if you delete my entry)
Fairy Tale : Something for/with/from a child
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes with Markers
Polkadoodles : Red, White or Blue
Quick Quotes : Use Stars on your Project
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers : For The Boys / Men
The Stamping Boutique : Stars & Stripes
 4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Reach for the Stars
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Creative Moments : Anything goes/Celebrations
Animal Friends Challenge : Dog and/or Cat
Cards Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp 
Creative Card Crew : Masculine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Many Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Bee Lucky!


It’s the fourth week of the St.Patrick’s Day/Good Luck challenge at  Just Some Lines.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3.As usual there is a freebie on the challenge site if you wish to use it :)

This little beauty is Fairy Huntress by Just Some Lines  and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The details on her wings and the bees wings have been picked out with Stickles.For the background I die cut a load of flowers and adhered them in a random fashion,them trimmed around the edges of the card.The sentiment I created on the computer and made into a tab to tuck behind the image.As the flower wasn’t quite the right shade of green that was also coloured with Copics for a more coordinated look.A few gems have been added for some extra sparkle.

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Huntress by Just Some Lines  
Sentiment : Created by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Diamond Stickles
Papers & Card : DP Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack,Green card from Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Big Shot
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Prima Flowers The Bitty Bag

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Bling It Up
Cut it Up : Anything Goes
Digi Haven : Things with Wings
Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Inky Antics
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
DRS Designs : Blooming Spring
Shelly’s Images : Luck/Lucky
Crafter’s Cafe : Square Card
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Flowers
Lexi’s Creations : Punches & Dies
The Crazy Challenge : Flower Frenzy

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Paper-peaced Angel


The Christmas/Winter month long challenge at Just Some Lines is still going on.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve printed this beautiful,serene Christmas Angel by Just Some Lines   directly onto the kraft card base using a verse editor for inserts as the template.The top half of her dress,face,hands,wings and hair have been coloured with Graph’It Markers.I just love how they’ve turned out 🙂 So pleased with the results.For the skirt I’ve paper pieced with some pretty Christmas DP and overlayed the floaty part with vellum.The star after being coloured first with a Graph’It Maker was glitzed up with some Stickles as was her halo.I’ve added a couple of strips of glittery self adhesive film,one die cut,topped with some wooden star buttons.They’ve been coated with more Stickles and threaded with paper twine.The sentiment has been stamped in the bottom left corner.

Supplies :

Image :  Christmas Angel by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Penny Black T for Transparent set The Wonder
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Diamond Stickles
Paper & Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack,Vellum from stash
Tools : Decoupage Scissors,Nellie Snellen Lace Edge Border Die,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine
To Embellish : Wooden Star Buttons,Paper Twine,Glittered Self Adhesive Film from stash


Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Last Minute Card or something you have not shown already
Di’s Digis Designs : Anything Christmas
Totally Gorjuss : Quick Christmas!
Word Play Saturday : Fairy or Angel
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes/ Pink With Pattern
QKR Stampede : Happy Holidays
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend  : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas using Non-Traditional Colors
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Christmas
DRS Designs : Three’s Company
MilkCoffee Challenge : Any Christmas Creation

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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