Fall-ing for this squirrel


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.

Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies is just soooo adorable!I thought I’d grab the chance to practise rendering fur with coloured pencils.Always something I need to improve on!Was quite pleased when I’d finished but now honing in on my mistakes!!The colours on the flowers have been achieved by pencil blending alone.The grass and pale blue ‘halo’ sky effect have been softened with blending solution and a paper stump.Chose these fabulous Teresa Collins papers to go with this cutie pie.The placement of the sentiment is all part of the design and not to cover a smudge some mucky pup got on the image 😉 LOL.All finished with some natural raffia and a wooden button threaded with paper twine for an organic feel.

Supplies :

Image : Fall Floral by A Day For Daisies

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,& Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Natural Raffia,Wooden Butterfly Button & Paper Twine all from my crafty stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Floral

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Buttons & Bows

Allsorts  : Butterflies

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party  : Anything Goes with a Hand Colored Image

Scrappers Delights  : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

Crafting By Designs : August Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Sew Easy

Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches & Dies

Simon Says Stamp : Let’s Go Wild!

Sisterhood of Crafters : Close To Nature

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Emboss It!!

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Flowers for Mum with love


The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Let’s Get Sentimental.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’ve coloured up the super sweet I Love Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs  with Copic Ciao ans Sketch Markers.I dug out these fabulous papers and lots of dies along with some distressing for extra detail.The tag sentiment I stamped out and hand cut.Flat backed pearls,frilled ribbon and a little jute twine have been added to embellish.I thought this darling image would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card for my M-I-L (We celebrate in March in the UK,so I was being good and getting ahead!).But I could see this little beauty being used for so many more occasions 🙂

Supplies :

Image : I Love Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad and past freebie Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12×12 Tumbled Glass & Dried Marigold

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Memory Box Fringe Border Die,Marianne Design Circles,Swirl from Marianne Design Ribbon Flower 3,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls & Jute Twine from stash,Pebbles Orange Ribbon


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Anything Goes

Pile It On : Homemade Embellishments (Rolled roses and butterfly)

Stamping Sensations : February  Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Add a Tag 

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : More Than One  (3 roses and 3 pearls)

Alphabet Challenge : Y for You Choose

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add Flowers

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Fantastic Florals

C.R.A.F.T. : Make Your Own Embellishments (Rolled roses and butterfly)

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Stamp

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A moment of beauty

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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 😦  **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Hand Coloured Image.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning the super prize below.Don’t forget to take at some fabulous DT inspiration while you’re there.


So I would like you to meet the gorgeous My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful Teresa Collins Fabrications papers including a smaller floral patterned 6 x 6 piece.The flower design die is a magazine freebie and the fringe is a Memory Box one.I’ve used my favourite corner punch too.I’ve taken ribbon,flat backed pearls and Prima flowers from my stash to complement the colours.

Supplies :

Image :  My Summer Hat by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Kaisercraft Life
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad,Memento Teal Zeal Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad and past freebie Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,freebie Floral Die Cutting Stencil from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Memory Box Fringe Border Die,Big Shot
To Embellish :  Orange Ribbon from American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,,Flat Backed Pearls  and Narrow Ribbon from stash,Prima Flowers


Some challenge I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes
Love to Create : Bright and Sunny
My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Die cuts and punches
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Summer Time
Use Your Stuff :  Layers
Lacy Sunshine : Flowers
Penny Black and More : Dies and Punches
Pile It On : Summer Fun 
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar :  Summertime Fun
Di’s Digis Designs : Dies and/or Punches
Little Claire’s :  Summertime
Crafty Catz : Hot Summer and/or Hot Colors
Creative Corner : Love of Ribbon
Creative Fingers : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : It’s all about Girls
Pattie’s Creations : Summertime Fun
4 Crafty Chicks : The Great Outdoors
Cute Card Thursday : Fun in the Sun
Crafting By Designs : Sentiment
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Summer
House That Stamps Built : Summer Fun
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Cute and Girly
Whimsy Inspiration : Summertime


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Orange you hippo to see me?

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So it’s the last week of the month long Favourite Colour Combo challenge atJust Some Lines.Where does the time go!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 coloured up the delightful Happy Hippo 2 by Just Some Lines with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers keeping to an ORANGE &  AQUA colour scheme.Of course I just had to use this beautiful Teresa Collins Fabrications paper 🙂 I’ve decorated it up with some diecut pieces but still allowed the paper to shine through.For the sentiment I didn’t have quite the right shade of ink but found this second generation stamping quite well.Some teeny tiny gems have been added to the flowers centres for a little sparkle 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Happy Hippo 2 by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Dovecraft In Bloom wooden backed stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Bahama Blue & Tangelo Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
Papers & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Joy!Crafts Floral & Celtic Circles Cut & Emboss Dies,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

Some challenges this is for :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes / Animals
Pile It On : Animals
My Sheri Crafts : Use a Digi
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge : Animals
Sweet Pea Stampers : Flower Power
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Bright Flowers
Cute Card Thursday : So Sweet
Crafter’s Cafe : Funny or Whimsical
Paper Shelter Challenge : Digi image + Sentiment

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Birthday Banners

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This month’s challenge at Just Some Lines is 3 or More Embellishments.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

For my card I’ve used the delightful Em – Thank you sign by Just Some Lines.You get two versions – 0ne with Thank You in the sign and the other is left blank for your own message.I chose the plain one and stamped a Birthday greeting.I’ve coloured her in with Polychromos pencils and paper pieced her dress from a  leftover piece of the background paper,to coordinate her perfectly.The beautiful papers are Teresa Collins Fabrications and I’ve created some bunting with some coordinating chipboard pennants that came with a freebie 6 x 6 version of the papers. I just had to ‘hang’ it using some Jute Twine – love this stuff 🙂 A die cut border and a flower with a brad added to the centre finish everything off nicely.

Supplies :

Image : Em – Thank you sign by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a magazine freebie set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors 
To Embellish : Teresa Collins Fabrications Chipboard Shapes magazine freebie,Prima Flowers Bitty Bag,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : T for Twine
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Craftitude : Anything Goes/Use Twine or String
Pattie’s Creations : Birthdays
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Autumn/Fall Colors
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Fall Colours
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday : Anything Birthday
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Autumn Colors
Crafty Creations : Autumn Colors
Digistamps 4 Joy : 3 DP and 3 Layers
Divas by Design : Use a Digi
Inky Impressions : Dies and Punches
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Whimsy Inspiration: Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Card Mania :  Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Lots of Layers
Incy Wincy Designs : Ribbon, Twine or Fibres
Lexi’s Creations : Birthday Celebrations
The Crazy Challenge : B is for… (Birthday,bunting/banner,brad,border)
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x