Hugs aren’t (A)corny!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sami Stamps 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’m late posting this as I had no internet yesterday – again!Big thumbs down to Talk Talk 😦 **

For my little friend Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps I’ve used my Polychromos pencils to colour him up giving him a furry effect and texture to the acorn.Blending solution and a paper stump have been applied to give the cup and background a smoother appearance.White Soufflé pen has been added for the highlights and,although it doesn’t show in the pic,3D Crystal Lacquer coats his eyes,nose and acorn.Quite a simplistic design using dies,paper distresser,jute twine and wooden embellishments along with these fabulous papers in Autumnal hues.

Supplies :

Image : Acorn Hugs by Sami Stamps

Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion Bebunni Floral Collection Birthday Gerbera Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,X-Cut Tilly Daydream Hexagon Dielicious Nesting Dies,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Jute Twine and Wooden Embellishments from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers : Autumn (theme and/or colors)

Critters and Creatures : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Autumn

The Crazy Challenge : Autumn

Whoopsi Daisy : Autumnal Colors

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On : Autumn Colors/Theme

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : September – Anything Goes,Optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : September – Anything Goes

Crafty Awesomeness : September  – Anything Goes with Coloured Image

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

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas : September – Fall

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Spots or Stripes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Scribbles Designs Challenge : Woodland Creatures

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Autumn

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Sami Stamps : September – Add Dots

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Hitting the books?It’s a Cinch!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Back to School.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 combined Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs.All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied to the lenses on her glasses and for once you can see where the camera has picked up the shine 🙂 I decide to pull out my Cinch and make a 5″ x 7″ notebook from scratch!!Very ashamed to say that when I dragged it out from the back of the cupboard the dispatch year was 2010!I’ve only used it twice before too.Really going to have make more use of it as it’s a great tool…but then I say that about everything…perhaps I buy too much craft stuff.Nah!That could never be 😉 The covers are made from a kraft card that is nice and sturdy.I wanted to use up some bits and pieces from my craft stash so pulled out these paper scraps along with some self adhesive fabric to die cut for the floral scalloped border and a journaling card all from the same collection.Following the trend to make some use of craft stash that was hanging around I grabbed some glittery paper,a self adhesive border (wasn’t quite long enough so cut it in half and placed behind the image) and some sparkly flowers.The creative words I made on my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.I love the interchangeable wheels on this one 🙂 Another tool I need to make more use of : P The wire has been decorated with some ribbons to match the papers and image.This is for my DD2 who starts 6th Form next month.It can sit on her desk so she can jot down any ideas or draw in it when she has time.It’s far too nice to be crammed in a bag!

Supplies :

Images : Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper,Card & Other Material :  DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Papermania Chelsea Green Paperazzi, Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Bookbinding Tool & Wire,Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 5 XXL,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (flowers) & Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains (border),American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

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

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Back To School

 Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

 Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add 3 of Something (flowers)

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Back To School

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon :  Anything but a Card with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Back To School

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge : Glitter & Shimmer

C.R.A.F.T. : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Back To School

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Nutty about dancing ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy 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’ve coloured up Dancing Squirrel by Fabrika Fantasy with Polychromos Pencils on kraft card.I chose some pretty papers and the brown flowery strip is glittered.I created a banner with letters from the same set and some jute twine.I dug out a scallop border punch and my paper distresser too.I threaded a wooden butterfly button with more of the same twine and popped it on my card.

Supplies :

Image : Dancing Squirrel by Fabrika Fantasy

Medium : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Wooden Butterfly Button & Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Animals

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Add a Butterfly

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique :  Furry Friends

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Animals

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Way to go Farmer John!

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Here’s another Guest Designer card for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Time for a Sketch and it runs from May 7th – June 3rd.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

I’ve based my card,featuring Farmer John by Imagine That!Digis by Kris,on the sketch giving it a ¼ turn anticlockwise.He’s been coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and has been teamed with backing paper is from Birthday Bash KD Kit,also available from Imagine That!Digis by Kris.I ran a strip of hessian/burlap ribbon down the card and added three hand cut self adhesive wood sheet arrows.Finally I place a computer generated greeting behind a metal frame.So that’s one Father’s Day card already done in preparation 🙂

Supplies :

Image : 

Paper : 

Both available at : STORE

Sentiment : Made by me!

Medium :  Copic Ciao Markers

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz paper Distresser,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : EK Success Wood Sheets (to make arrows),Metal Label Frames from The Works,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Hessian/ Burlap Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Escape to the Country

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Male

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Send a Smile for Kids : For dads or special males from the kids

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cre8tive Hands Friends : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Distressing

Crafting By Designs : May Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Best wishes all round

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Birthday.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.

So,I thought I’d play with my recently acquired Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle again to colour the adorable Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I chose these muted tone papers and distressed the edges too.Decided to add a lot of die cut circles and rolled some scraps of the papers to make the candles,hand cutting the flames.They’ve been tied together with some jute twine and the same twine has been used the to thread the buttons at the top of the card.As this was meant for my DH’s Birthday I gave it a masculine feel – well,hopefully 😉

Supplies :

Image : Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Mediums :  Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Paper Embellishments and/or Chipboard

Amusing : Anything Goes

Penny Black and More : Birthdays

Quirky Crafts : Raining Cats and Dogs

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Artistic Stampers : All Things Distressed

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Sentiment,Lots of Layers)

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

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Card for a Man

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

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

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Animal & Why  – very difficult to choose but…going to have to go with DOG as we have a sweet,crazy rescue girl Socksteddies

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts,Stamp/Digi Image,Buttons)

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Paper Shelter Challenge : For The Boys

Stampaive and More : Button and/or Charm

Wonderful Wednesdays :  Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

“Hat’s” Spring for you!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine 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 Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.For my birthday recently I thought I’d treat myself to some decent watercolour pencils.After much deliberation and reading reviews I settled on some Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle.Then I had to find them at the right price for me – LOL.I happened across a tin of 60 which had some pretty colours perfect for card making along with some suitable skin tones 🙂 Also included were some metallics!If you live in the UK I can recommend Crafty Arts for both price and delivery.(No connection to the company – just a very happy customer!) I did enjoy using these pencils and am pleased with the quality.Altho’ the results here aren’t too bad I still need a lot more practice with watercolouring,but with the image being so beautiful I probably get away with it – just!The rest of the card is kept quite simple with an embossed border on the kraft card base,a piece of patterned with a tear and a coordinating piece just peeking through and some pearls and ribbon from my stash that just happened to match each other perfectly 🙂 Finished off with a stamped sentiment and distressed edges.

Supplies :

Image : Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Mediums :  Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL & 24 XXL,Border Embossing Folder Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Gnomes Inspirations – Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Great Impressions : Ladies Night

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Distressing

Robyn`s Fetish : Add a Sentiment

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

Allsorts : Purple Passion

Di’s Digis Designs : Embossing

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Corner : Flower Power

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with ribbon or trim

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

Stampaive and More : Springtime

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Whimsy Inspiration : Spring Colors or Easter 

Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring Is In the Air

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Spring

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Flowers for Mum with love

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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

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