Just fluttering by….

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There’s another new challenge at  Digi Sketch Challenge and the theme this fortnight is Butterflies and/or Roses.We have the super The Cutting Cafe 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.

For my card I’ve used one of the images from Social Butterfly Printable Stamp Set by The Cutting Cafe and coloured it digitally to make it a pretty pink.You get so much in these sets – fabulous value for money 🙂 I’ve layered up some beautiful rose patterned paper,pink card and a crisp white embossed piece.Over that I’ve adhered a punched strip with Washi Tape added over the top.I fussy cut the butterfly including the inside of the wings to allow the underneath layers of the card to peek through and to give it some extra delicacy.I shaped it with my fingers for more dimension before attaching it to the card.I’ve arranged some square gems in the corners to balance the whole thing out.

Supplies :

Image : From Social Butterfly Printable Stamp Set by The Cutting Cafe
Paper & Card : DP  Papermania Vintage Notes 6 x 6 Linen Paper Pack,Pink & White card  from Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife,Craft Concepts In Stitches Embossing Folder,Big Shot,
To Embellish :  Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Washi Tape,Square Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes “Spring Fever” 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Spring Colours
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring into Spring
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Pastel Colours and/or Polka Dots 
Opus Gluei : Chose Palette: All Pastel or All Bright Colours
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Think Spring
The Corrosive Challenges : Spring Fling
Broken Box Stock : Think Spring
Brown Sugar : Spring
Simply Create Too : Animals
Wags ‘n Whiskers  : April Showers/Spring
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : Animals
Allsorts : Spring has Sprung 
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts : Spring has Sprung
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge:  Spring
CCEE Stampers : Things with Wings
Creative Moments : Things with Wings
Flutterby Wednesdays : Flowers
Paper Minutes : Washi Tape

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Thinking Pink


This week’s challenge at Craft Your Passion is Breast Cancer Awareness ~ ThinPink.We have the fabulous The Cutting Cafe 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 an image and two sentiments from the Think Pink – Breast Cancer Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe.I printed the ribbon image onto patterned paper then printed the  flowers onto some  cardstock that coordinates with one of the backing papers.Pink gems were added to each flower centre.I printed two pre-coloured sentiments,turning the Thin Pink one into a tab and popping the circular one onto some foam tape for dimension.The papers were a freebie a while back from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.The two patterned strips across the white border are washi tape.Altho’ these are supposed to be Christmas ones they’re just so pretty I’ll be pulling them out from time to time for any occasion card.I realised  once I’d finished making this there was no colouring whatsoever!!Unusual for me but I still enjoyed making it and for such a good cause 🙂

Supplies :

Image & Sentiments : Think Pink – Breast Cancer Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe
Papers & Card : DP freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Card Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Decoupage scissors,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Go Pink (BCA)
The Crafty Pad : Floral 
A Gem of a Challenge :  For the Girls
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Health & Fitness
Do You Stack Up? : Scallops
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Nice weather for ducks!

At Craft Your Passion this week we you want to Show Lots of Texture.We have the fab The Cutting Cafe and 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 DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

I’ve used some images and words from the Rain Rain Go Away Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe.There are so many super images and sentiments in this bundle that I just had to make more than one card!I’ve used ProMarkers to colour with glaze added all over the boots and just on the duck’s beak and water.I think I went a b it heavy handed with it on the boots and it seemed to leach some of the colour of the lighter red and create a divide in the shading 😦 The shades of red were beautifully blended as in the flowers on the duck card originally.Never mind it’s taught me lesson to go easier next time!To create lots of texture I’ve used these fab card blanks I picked up from my local craft warehouse,some corrugated card from my stash,hessian and some of the beautiful new Papermania Capsule Collection papers.I’ve torn some of the edges for added texture too!

Supplies :
Image and sentiments : From Rain Rain Go Away Printable Stamp Set by The Cutting Cafe
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Papermania Lincoln Linen Capsule Collection,red printed corrugated card from eBay,inKraft wavy corrugated card,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv cardstock pad,Craft UK Limited Kraft 6 x 6 card blanks 
Other materials : Hesian sheets from The Works
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilties Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Standard Ovals Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors

Some challenges these are for :

Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts : April Showers
The Crafty Pad : April Showers Bring May Flowers and/or Sketch
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays : Anything with Flowers
Lily Pad : Rainy Day
Aud Sentiments Challenge :  Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : April showers
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
My Mum’s Craft shop :The Great Outdoors
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything goes
City Crafter Challenge : A Little rough round the edges(Add burlap) ( We call it hessian in the UK but it is the same material)
Party Time Tuesdays :  Anything Goes + Kraft
Passion For Promarkers Challenge : Cut it out! Use Die Cuts
Sassy Cheryl’s : April Showers
Paper Creations Ink : April Showers Bring May Flowers
My dog has a confession to make …

She’s a nerd!But I her.She’s such a funny girl.She was making her happy noises when I put these on her!

Thanks for looking

Lisa x