Don’t Lose Your Head!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Thanksgiving/Give Thanks!We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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 decided to watercolour this quaint Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage in just brown tones to give a more vintage feel.But for some reason when it came to painting the turkey some of the printer ink bled a little and seeped a couple of different colours into the mix.Ah well,I don’t mind.I think it adds quite a nice effect to the bird 🙂 Once dry I applied Distress Ink around the edges to add a little more olde worlde charm.I carried this through to the delightful backing papers.I wrapped a length of some cotton twill tape that originally bound together a pack of tea towels around the panel then overlayed with some baker’s twine.I die cut a pair of buttons and a couple of swirls (trimmed down) out of cork sheet.I think this creates an interesting texture along with extra whimsy.I’m not sure about the boy’s true intentions of feeding the turkey 😉 But they do look as if they have a good bond.Maybe he’s saved him from a fate worse than the dinner table!And so out of this and my odd sense of humour the sentiment was borne!!

Supplies :

Image :  Boy Feeding Turkey  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Sentiment : From the depths of my mind and created in Microsoft Word 2010
Mediums : Boldmere Watercolour Paint Tin,Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Paper & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp,Swirls from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame & Circle Frame,Buttons from Marianne Designs Tag and Buttons,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : DCWV  Adhesive Cork Stack 6x 6,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Re-purposed Cotton Twill Tape from my junk stash

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes  
Come and Get It Challenges : Anything Goes with a Twist (Use a digital stamp) 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish : Vintage Style
2 Sisters : Thank You
Catch The Bug : Photo Inspiration  clip_image001
Di’s Digis Designs : Thanks/Thanksgiving/Harvest
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : So Grateful
Digi Haven : We Give Thanks
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge : Thanksgiving/Give Thanks
Jo’s Scrap Shack : Thankful
Pattie’s Creations : Give Thanks or Thank You
QKR Stampede : Give Thanks / Thanksgiving
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Autumn Colours
Sweet Pea Stampers : Lots of Texture
4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any Sentiment
It’s All About the Vintage : Animals
MilkCoffee Challenge : Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Sassy Studio Designs : Count Your Blessings
Shelly’s Images : Give Thanks
Creative Belli : Thank You
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

Just dropping you an (out)line

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is No Coloured In Images.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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.

For my card I’ve used this sweet Vintage Girl Wearing Cute Hat by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.Now,anyone who knows me or has stopped by my blog must know how much I LOVE colouring so this was a tough one for me!I even set the challenge – lol xD …And this where I had a major issue.My trusty old over-worked printer just couldn’t cope with printing out anymore digi stamps and died 😦 Not good when your DT work consists of working with digital images…and then the panic set in!!After much deliberation,running around in circles and a ton of confusion I finally decided which one to go for.Second hurdle…all the places I’d been looking online were now out of stock!Luckily DH had seen a stack of them in a local supermarket and on sale – always up for a bargain 😉 On his travels at work he dropped in and grabbed one of the remaining few 🙂  As he had only popped home to get changed for a meeting he left the installation to me.Eeeek!No worries tho’ it was easy.Phew!With that out of the way I set about printing my first image.I changed the colour in Word and as this was a test I printed it in Draft so as not to waste too much ink,yeah I’m frugal.I know it’s only an outline but I’m impressed and I got a usable piece 🙂 It even took the 210 gsm card I usually print onto without a fight.Bonus!So I’m happy 🙂 Any way enough of the printer review,back to the card.I got the idea for the layout from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and just had to try it,altering it to suit a little.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful My Mind’s Eye papers ( all scraps) and added some die cut flowers and swirls.I stamped the greeting in a Memento Ink that just happened to match the printer ink pretty well.A few gems to decorate and it’s all done!I think the uncoloured image looks quite effective and will use this technique again – especially when I need a card in a hurry!

Supplies :

Image :  Vintage Girl Wearing Cute Hat by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Friends Mini Clear Stamp Set
Medium : Potter’s Clay Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Bazzill Basics Cardstock,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Xcut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Swirl Die from Marianne Designs Circle Frame,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

 

Some challenges this is for :

Cheerful Stamp Pad :  Hats
C is for Challenge :  Sparkle
Kaboodle Doodles : Use Orange
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything  Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Maiden, Mother, Crone
Delicious Doodles : Gems and Bling
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey : Flowers
Crafter’s Cafe : Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies : Use at least 5 scraps of DP
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Two or more patterned papers
Bearly Mine Challenges ; Anything Goes
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Fall Colours
LEJ Designs : Lots of Layers
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

A bit of friendly argy bargello!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Patchwork Backgrounds.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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.

Perhaps before I get on to my card I need to explain my post title first 😉 Argy bargy is slang in the UK for well er… let’s say a lively discussion!(Polite term for an argument)But as you can see these girls are friends coupled with the fact that I’ve used the Bargello Technique for the background 🙂

Now for the card details.I’ve used the sweet Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured them with Copic Ciao Markers onto hammered texture card as I thought it would suit this vintage style image well.You do have to be a little careful tho’ as the Copics can be absorbed by it and bleed so you have to try not to over saturate.After trimming I cut freehand around the top not only to give a softer look to the sky but so that you can see a little more of the backing piece.This is the first time I’ve used this technique and I’m fairly pleased how it’s turned out.Altho’ on closer inspection I could’ve lined the strips up a little better … Ooops!Did I say that out loud?Don’t look too closely!I dug out some double sided adhesive sheets that I rarely use and the papers were a magazine freebie plus I adhered the cut pieces of paper to some copy paper so it was quite cost effective all round.I think the trick is to use papers with a small pattern and have at least one block colour.I’ve kept the rest of the card fairly simple with some coordinating card and just to fancy it up a bit I used a MArtha Stewart PATP set on the kraft card them attached it to a shop bought card blank.I printed the sentiment onto another piece of the hammered card to match then used another Martha Stewart punch to create a tab.For the finishing touched I added some crochet lace and a wooden flower embellishment with a pearl brad placed in the centre.

Supplies :

Image :  Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage 
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me
Papers & Card : DP A past My Minds Eye freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzil Basics,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Hammered card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral PATP Set,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch
To Embellish : cArt-Us Fantasy Circles Tiny Wooden Shapes,Papermania Pearl Brads Pinks,Crochet Lace from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : All About the Scenery
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : The Great Outdoors
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
C is for Challenge : Flowers
Crafty Bloggers Network : Metal
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : For a Friend
Card and Scrap : Use lace or ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint MonthlyAnything Goes
Emma’s Cards UK : Lace & Pearls
One Crazy Stamper :  Kraft Color Challenge
Oozak : Anything Goes With Girlie Theme 
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It’s Playtime!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Child’s Play.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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.

For my card I’ve used the super cute Balloon Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured her with  Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some white highlights have been added with a souffle pen.I chose a pretty First Edition floral paper to go with her.I punched a strip of kraft cut from another card blank.Some new goodies arrived in the post just in time for me to play with them 🙂 I’m really pleased with the button stamp and die and am totally in love with the alphabet tiles 😀 I’ve added  some flowers cut from dies already in my collection.Two types of hairy stingy stuff has been threaded through the button style shapes.

Supplies :

Image :  Balloon Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Souffle Pen,Sepia Archival Ink
Wording : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die,Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Family Ties 8 x8 Pad,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another cut up for layering etc.)
Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Stained Glass Pattern Punch All Over the Page Punch,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral PATP  Edger Punch,Nestabilites Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Marianne Design Ribbon Flowers 3 and Tags and Buttons,Big Shot, Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Jute Twine,Hairy String from a clothing price tag

 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Sentiment on the Front
Crafty Calendar :  Blooms and Blossoms
Card Makin’ Mamas : Punches
Jellypark Challenges : Girly Girl
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting By Design : Remembering Childhood
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Diecuts/Punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  : April showers bring May flowers
Stampavie and More : Kraft
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Alway’s Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A n-ice sweet treat

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This week at Craft Your Passion the challenge is Ribbons or Lace.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage 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.

For my card I’ve used the totally delicious Ice Cream Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.To give her a more realistic textured ice cream I used some Liquid Pearls.I chose some vintage looking papers to go with this cutie.After fussy cutting her I mounted her on some foam tape onto some die cut layers.I cut some slits in the kraft piece to thread the lace through to allow her something to sit on.I tied a bow topped with a punched flower and threaded button  and added them to the lace strip.Another threaded button has been adhered to the stamped sentiment.

Supplies :

Image : Ice Cream Girl by The Sugar Kissed Cottage 
Sentiment : Imaginisce Lucy Bird Sweet Thing Snag ‘em Clear Stamp
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine freebie,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Decorative Dies Magic Mirror,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Big Shot,Craft Knife,Decoupage Scissors,TimHoltz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons, Crochet Lace and  Cord from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Die Cuts
2 Sisters : Flowers for Spring
Allsorts :  As Easy as 1 2 3 (1 x image,2 x papers,3 different types of embellishments)
One Stop Craft  : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Spring Colours
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Child’s Play
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Card or Project with a Sentiment for a Girl
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me :  Ribbons and Lace
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Berry’ sweet shabby chic

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This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Vintage or Shabby Chic.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage as our sponsor too. 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 most delightful Mushroom Elf – Strawberries  by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.You really ought to check out their shop.The images are just enchanting!You might be able to tell I like these – a lot!I’ve coloured her on hammer textured card using Copic Ciao Markers and turned her little cap into a Fly Agaric,adding white gel pen to the spots.As soon as I saw her I knew I had to use these beautiful papers lurking in my stash.They are  my absolute favourite and I’ve tried hard NOT to use them…lol…I love the fact that they have coordinating plain papers too.All edges on these have been roughed up with a Paper Distresser.I added some cheesecloth attached with staples,a small length of lace and some blossoms,with die cut leaves,made from the same hammered card having pearls adhered to the centres to embellish.Well,you have to have pearls with lace don’t you? 😉

Supplies :

Image : Mushroom Elf – Strawberries by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Colouring Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papers & Card : DP Making Memories ( I’ve had these for years and don’t remember which collection),Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Green Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Nestabilities  Classic Rectangles Large and Classic Scallop Rectangles Large,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves , Big Shot,Woodware Regular Flower Punch
To Embellish : Cheesecloth,Staples,Lace and Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Corrosive Challenges : Out with the Old (papers,cheesecloth,staples,lace and flat back pearls)
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes 
Opus Gluei : Free for All
PanPastel UK Challenge :  Anything Goes 
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes 
2 Sister : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Crafty Creations : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed :Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly : Cute and Girly
Cards Galore  : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Layers
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x