Love your scraps!


At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Use Your Scraps.We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear Stamps 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 sweet My Pillow  by Stitchy Stamps available at Stitchy Bear Stamps.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and the pillow has been paper pieced.The pink card for the base and mounting the image are left over from another card.The white pieces are off cuts from printing out digi stamps and the patterned papers are cut from the small bits we all save ‘just in case’ then can’t think what to do with them.The buttons are from some of my old pyjamas I threw into a rag recycling bin.So in effect I guess these are scraps too 😉 The sentiment I cobbled together using the first part of a sentiment stamp and some alphabet stamps for the word ‘Hugs’I can’t really take credit for the design as the idea came from an issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine in an article by Dena Concienne.

Supplies :

Image : My Pillow by Stitchy Stamps from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sentiment : Using part of  a sentiment from Kaisercraft Mini Stamp Set Friends,Alphabet stamps from a 3 Birds Boxed Stamp Set 
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Pink Card Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Paper Edger Scissors Pinking Wide (unfortunately these seem difficult to source in the UK),Joy!Crafts Fine Pricking Tool,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Buttons recycled from some old pyjamas

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Plain and Simple
Daring Cardmakers : Just Because
Simply Create Too : Use your stash
Stampin With The Dragon : So cute
Happy Campers : Use bright colours
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything cute
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Paper Play : Paper piecing
Shelly’s Images : Use scraps to create your card
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Buttons
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes
Papertake Weekly : Flower Power
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Check out her dress

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is Blast From The Past – choose your favourite challenge from the past year but NOT Anything Goes.We have Stitchy Bear Stamps and DRS Designs as our fabulous 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!

For my card I’ve used the adorable Siannie by Kaz Kraftz.As I chose Challenge #99 Paper Piecing I did just that to give her a cute gingham dress and I also paper pieced her little teddy.The rest has been coloured with ProMarkers.After choosing a simple layout I dressed it up with a variety of die cuts and punches.The sentiment has been stamped directly onto the backing paper and I prettied up the butterfly with some gems.

Supplies :

Image : Siannie by Kaz Kraftz from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sentiment : From Kaisercraft  Clear Mini Life Stamp Set
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Pink card Trimcraft 12 x 12 Textured card,Green card Papermania A4 Capsule Textured cardstock
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Marianne Design Ivy Set,Marianne Design Tags and Buttons,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Tonic Studios Butterfly Multi Detail Punch,Dovecraft Photo Corner Punch
To embellish : We R Memory Keepers Pink Floss,Gems from Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

Some challenges this is for :

Joanna Sheen Challenge : Going Dotty
Pile It On : Patterned Paper 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Layers
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes/buttons and bow
Clearly Inspired : Leaves
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes/buttons and bows
Jellypark Challenges : All about the children
Poodles Parlour : Here come the girls
 Totally Papercrafts : Butterflies, bows and buttons
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge :  Lots of layers
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
S J Papercrafts : Summertime
Crafting for all Seasons : School Days/For a Child
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Lots of Layers
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Paper Piecing
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes 
Marianne’s Design Divas : Summer

Thanks for looking

Lisa x



…anybody remember the TV series starring Wendy Craig?If you do you’ll probably have the theme tune running through your head right now!

Things with Wings is the theme at Craft Your Passion.We have the fabby Stitchy Bear Stamps and Letraset 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!

For my card  I’ve used Butterflies in the Grass by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Stamps.They’ve been coloured with ProMarkers.To get a perfectly circular,freestanding card I die cut a circle card from a white card blank.The trouble with this is you don’t get a perfect circle because you have to allow for the fold in the card.So I cut an identical sized piece of card to fit over the top.To make it stand without tipping to one side I simply cut a sliver from the bottom of the back flap of the card making sure I stay in line with the original fold.I cut some freebie paper from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine to fit inside the cut and embossed frame.I adhered the ribbon,also part of the free gift,before I stuck everything down,adding the bow separately.I filled the centers of the flowers on the frame with some teeny gems.

Supplies :

Image : Butterflies in the Grass by Floppy Latte Designs from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Card & Papers : Freebie DP from Cardmaking and PaperCraft,Bazzill Basics
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Joy!Crafts Floral & Celtic Circles Cut & Emboss Dies,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut guillotine
To Embellish :Ribbon part of the same freebie as the paper,Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges :  Things with Wings
Joanna Sheen Challenge :  Summer Daze  
PanPastel UK Challenge : Anything Goes 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Make it Sparkle
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Allsorts :  Dies to Die for 
Di’s Digis Designs :  Spotty and Dotty
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Bling it On
Cute Card Thursday :  Here comes summer
Delightful Challenges : Anything goes
Paper Play : Use a die
Shelly’s Images : Anything goes
Divas by Design : To ‘Die’ For
Stampavie and More : Something with wings
Crafty Sentiments : Bright Colours

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


A floral delight!

It’s the day of the second Pear Tree Designs challenge so here’s my DT card.The theme this week is Floral Delights so that means we would like you to create a card/project that incudes flowers somewhere on it.We also have Stitchy Bear Stamps as a sponsor and they are offering one lucky winner 4 x digital images from their store!

I chose the rather gorgeous Fae Away image to work with.She’s been coloured with Promarkers.I also wanted to try my hand at a tent card as I thought it would give her the chance to fly.The base card has been cut from some Papermania Textured card.I’ve added a layer of another colour of the same card and I’ve used some K & Co papers.The apeture and frame have been cut with Oval  Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies and I’ve dangled her using some craft wire.I created the tag with Classic Ovals Nestabilties and placed the eyelet using my Big Bite.The flowers have been made with a Martha Stewart Flower Stamp & Punch set.I’ve used a mix of Lip Pattern and corner inverted punches  and I’ve added a length of grosgrain ribbon and pearls to finish.

I’m also entering these challenges:

I love Promarkers – Sketch :

I hadn’t set out to follow this sketch but by the time I’d cut the apeture and decided to position the ribbon I thought I may as well add the other elements. 

Passion for ProMarkers – Anything goes

Stamp Something – Recipe : Designer paper,a ribbon,a bow and a tag

Stampavie and more – Happy Birthday for a girl

Digital Tuesday – Cute people

A Spoon Full of Sugar – Celebrations (Birthday)

Tuesday Throwdown – An image you can colour

The Pixie Cottage : Options of a sketch,pocket or a tag or combine all three (Tag)

Paper Play – Up in the air

If the Shoe Fits … Scrap It! – Ad inspired :

I’ve taken inspiration from the colours and girly theme.

My Time to Craft – Vivid Greetings Cards!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – Make your own flowers

Crazy 4 Challenges – Tent Card

C.R.A.F.T. – Blue and Green

Daisy Doodles – Anything goes


Lisa x