Well red(head)!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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 thought I’d have a little fun using Anne with E by The East Wind.After colouring her with watercolour pencils I decided to make an inky,splodgy  background so I pulled out some Pebeo Drawing Gum that I bought a little while back for this purpose.In the past I’ve found to my cost that paper masking just does not work well with this technique and this did the job beautifully,especially as the inks had been watered down to allow them to splat better!Once the inks were dry I then over stamped with a script stamp.Then I removed the gum,which came away very easily.The only mistake I think I made was colouring the image first as it seemed a little faded but was soon rectified by adding more pencil where needed.I also added some white gel pen highlights at this stage.I just had to try out my newly purchased dies to add an aperture to the paper to frame her and to create the border at the bottom 🙂 I stamped the flowers,a past magazine freebie, onto some textured card before fussy cutting them.I made the little book to add to the front.I was going to fill the pages with more of the script stamp but actually thought I would instead write words of encouragement to the recipient when this type of card is needed.I finished off by adding two jute twine threaded buttons to the flower centres that were visible.

Supplies :

Image : Anne with E by The East Wind

Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Flowers : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks Earthtones (watered down to allow them to drip and be splattered from a paintbrush),Sepia Archival Ink,Pebeo Drawing Gum

Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for border)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Stitched Hearts and Accolade,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Yellows Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Say It With Flowers

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : V=Variety of Colors

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Coloured Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Stitching Real or Faux (stitch effect dies)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Watercolor

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Let sleeping dogs lie

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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 adorable Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with pencils for a furry effect with the obligatory shine added to her nose with a spot of white gel pen 😉 The bed and blanket have been paper pieced with extra shading and details added with more pencil colouring.I’ve made a shaped tent card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies.The papers and stitch effect dies were chosen for that cosy home feeling and very much in keeping with that sweet snuggly pup 🙂 The ric rac fits with the soft theme and the tag is (supposed) to emulate that found dangling from many a dog’s collar.The twine tied buttons tie in with the sewing undercurrent running through the card.

Now for another drowsy pup :

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World’s Most Realistic Pyjama Case goes to…

Socks,my naughty,but sweet, Whiffie (my preferred name for my staffie x whippet!) had managed to sneak onto my bed again for a snooze on my pillows.Usually I fold my pyjamas and lay them there but as someone had already taken their place I decided to plonk them on top of her.She briefly opened a lazy eye then carried on snoring!Really,I ask you?!

Supplies :

Image : Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Crop-a-Dile,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Ric Rac from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Heart Shaped Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Love Actually

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : More Than One (3 Heart shaped buttons,2 paper pieced parts of image – not sure if that counts tho’)

Just Us Girls : Add a Tag 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie… : Photo Inspiration 

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Stamp

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

Imagine That’s Creative Playground  : Show Us Your Heart

Our Creative Corner : Sew and Sew

Crafting By Designs : Hearts

Crafty Creations : Hearts

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Cute/Cuddly

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

The most lover-ly scarf around ;)

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** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

When I saw the beautiful Scarf Lover by The East Wind I just knew I wanted to make a circular shaped card but I also had the idea of adding dimension.I coloured her with Spectrum Noir Pencils,added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes,lips and badges in her scarf before fussy cutting her.The card base was created by die cutting two Nestie shapes and cutting an aperture in one.To give lift to the top layer I concertinaed two strips of card and adhered them on each side of the back piece,making sure they were parallel.The top piece was carefully lined up then stuck into place.*Tip* I chose to stand the scalloped cricle on two ‘bumps’ for more stability,this also means it free stands without the need for trimming.The patterned backing paper was cut from the same size die as the aperture but the photo angle shows the dimension better so it appears to be smaller.A length of hessian/jute ribbon with a frilled ribbon has been laid across the back.The image was then popped up on foam tape.I layered a couple of paper flowers and added a wooden heart shaped button top.This has been threaded with a scrap piece of the hessian ribbon that fell off the end bit I trimmed.Behind that a couple of pearl headed pins have been safely tucked in with foam tape (which also holds the flower in place).Rather than throw away the off cut of hessian I inserted it at the back.The sentiment has been stamped onto a wooden plaque.I found these on The Works website for a pound and was quite impressed to find twelve in the pack (4 each of 3 different styles) 😀 I if hadn’t have added the wooden embellishments this card could be squashed flat for posting – but this is intended for hand delivery 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Scarf Lover by The East Wind

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sakura White Soufflé Pen (to highlight her eyes),3D Crystal Lacquer,Sepia Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine Freebie,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Dried Marigold

Tools : Big Shot Plus,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Pebbles Orange Ribbon,Dovecraft 24 Paper Blossoms Peach,Wooden Plaques from The Works,Cream Hessian/Jute Ribbon,Pearl Headed Pins & Wooden Heart Shaped Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly +Dreams : Let’s Get Girly

A Gem of a Challenge : Autumn

Little Claire’s : Autumn

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Anything Bur a Square or  Rectangle

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers :  Always Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : “Orange” you glad it’s Autumn + Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Autumn Splendour

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

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

Digi Galore : Anything Goes

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Sassy Studio Designs : Just Do It (Anything Goes)

Crafting for all Seasons : Layering It Up

Crafty Creations : It Takes Two (Double flowers,layered)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Happy Fall Y’all

Paper Shelter Challenge : Birthday Card with a Sentiment

Stampavie and More : Birthday

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes or Halloween

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pretty Shaky

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** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

Isn’t Spring Melody by The East Wind just so pretty?After my recent rediscovery of shaker cards I thought I’d go down a more girly route…filled with sequins,beads ,gems and prettiness 🙂 She’s been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils for a soft look,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.No blending solution here,just layers of pencil to merge and shade.Some lovely,glittery paper for the top piece.A stamped greeting  and that’s it 🙂 I felt with all the glitz I didn’t really need to add anything else.Nor did I want to cover the sparkly paper too much 😉

This is going in my collection of cards for my DD2’s birthday – in October!She loves listening to music so this is perfect for her 😀

(I did see a card that inspired this one.Sorry,I always give credit where it’s due but I’m not able to this time as I cleared my History and no longer have the link 😦 )

Supplies :

Image : Spring Melody by The East Wind

Sentiment : From a past Cardmaking and Papercraft  freebie stamp set

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

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 Pad,Card Blank from an old card making kit that someone gave me as a gift and never used!

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Go Kreate Large Frame Heart #1,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish – Well,fill the shaker : Sequins,Beads & Gems from the same card kit as the Card Blank

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Dragonfly Dreams : Special Occasions

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

That Craft Place : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Pile It On

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes 

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Birthday

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : All That Glitters

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Happy Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Crafty Time : Girls, Girls, Girls

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Layer It Up

Ladybug Crafts : Use Your Dies

Lia Stampz Challenge Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Use It Up! (Card making kit that I’ve had since 2007!!)

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes  

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Celebrations

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Feeling ‘Vine’ :)

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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 a Colour Inspiration (bit of a clue).We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

Meet the beautiful Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and,if you look carefully,there are touches of Glamour Dust on the roses in her hair,eye shadow,gloves and shoes.I created a shaped card to accommodate this beauty made up ,mostly,of pastel card with a lovely spotty paper.The lilac card has been embossed.Some ribbon and a baker’s twine threaded flower button have been added along with some rolled roses to compliment the ones in her hair.I’ve sat these on die cut flowers with an arrangement of die cut leaves.Once these were in place I fussy cut the lovely gal including the landlocked areas cut with a craft knife.Just don’t scrutinise my knife skills – lack of them…lol 😀 I popped her up on some foam pads for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image : Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Spotty DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Marianne Design Round Flower,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 & 2,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,1″ & 1½” Woodware Circle Punches,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine,Flower Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Bow
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Make It Girly
Stamp and Create : Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers : Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Flower
Crazy 4 Challenges : Leaves or a Leaf
Di’s Digis Designs : GIRLY!
A Creative Need : Textures and / or Patterns
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Buttons and Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
DRS Designs : Leaf it to Me
Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Embossing
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Lots of Layers
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x