Bling on the music and dance!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Bling It On.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.

Here’s the pretty Annabel – Let’s Dance¬†by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s all coloured up in Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the spots on her dress and highlights in her eyes I’ve swapped my usual Gelly Roll pen for a Souffl√© instead to make them stand out more.The easel card has been die cut from some Worn Lipstick Core’dinations and matted with some freebie magazine paper that tones in beautifully.I’ve even applied some of the coordinating Distress Ink around Annabel,leaving¬†her in the Nestie to create the white border to add a little pop ūüôā The tiny gem topped flowers were saved from the punched¬†strips.The freebie stamp set sentiment has also had ink rubbed around the edge whilst still in the die.The ribbon was chosen to bring out¬†the green in the paper.

 

And now for some exciting news!Tune in to Create and Craft at 1 p.m to see Crafty Sentiments very own Suzette demonstrating some fabulous new stamps!

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Supplies :

Image :¬†Annabel – Let’s Dance by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Paper & Card : DP Freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Cardstock

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles,Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Nestabilities Standard CirclesSmall,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin, Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Girl who Crafts : Anything Goes

Card and Scrap : Anything Goes

Crafting Musketeers : Cute

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

Creatalicious Challenges : NO square or rectangle cards

Catch The Bug : Girls just want to have fun 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Spring Greens

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Perfectly Pink

Scrappers’ Delights¬†:¬†Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Spring-er pup?!

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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¬†ūüė¶¬†¬†**

Well,it’s the final week of the Think Spring challenge at¬†Just Some Lines!Another month gone – just like that!!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¬†ūüôā¬†

Meet the most adorable Emo Amber and Pup¬†by¬†Just Some Lines.Such a nice image to colour¬†with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers¬†ūüôā¬†Teamed them with some lovely First Edition and this cardstock from my stash that seems to go so well with them.Managed to find this ribbon too and I think it’s a pretty good match also.Upon rifling through my embellishments I dug out these flower brads and flat backed pearls…hmmmm…they tie in quite nicely too.Love it when a plan comes together ūüėČ Added a couple of my favourite and not used often enough punches into the mix.And that’s that ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Image : Emo Amber and Pup by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a past magazine freebie set
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Cardstock from stash
Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edger Punch,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch
To Embellish : Dovecraft Designer Brads Flowers Pastel,Flat Back Pearls & Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting At The Weekend : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Cute Only
Simply Create Too¬†:¬†Stack ‘Um Up
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Lots of Layers
Crafting By Designs : April Showers Bring May Flowers
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Spring
Creative Card Crew : Girly
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Cute Card
Fan-Tastic Tuesday :  Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges :  In the Garden
Digi Sketch Challenge  : Sketch and/or Theme: Flowers (Just Theme followed)
The Crazy Challenge : Spring is Here

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

‘Fairy’ Good Luck to You

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It‚Äôs the¬†final week of the month long St.Patrick‚Äôs Day/Good Luck¬†challenge at¬†Just Some Lines.Well,that‚Äôs another month over!To play along you need to use a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image to enter and you could win a digi if you‚Äôre picked as part of the Top 3 ūüôā

I’ve taken the adorable¬†Fairy – Bring Home Luck¬†by¬†Just Some Lines¬†¬†and tried a new technique – well new to me…LOL ¬†After colouring the fairy’s skin and hair I decided I wanted a softer look for her clothing to suit the background papers more.I’ve seen Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles fame use a¬†Mix’It Palette and a Graph’It Blender,with Brush Nib attached,to pick up colour to give a watercolour effect on Create and Craft TV.Now,I don’t have the pallette so had to improvise on that part¬†but I do have the pen equipped with the nib ūüėõ¬†I’m quite pleased for a first attempt and onto my usual smooth marker colouring card too!For her hair behind her wings I had already use a pale colour and blended it out and for a see through look I ‘painted’ over the top in the chosen wing colour.Personally I think the layering has worked well.After colouring the clover it just looked too dark and overpowering so I just grabbed the Blender again and used it this time to ‘bleach’ out the colour.So she wasn’t floating in a sky of nothingness I drew¬†a very pale blue/grey line around her and the clover then took the Blender and utilised it to soften the edges.Such a versatile and useful tool!To make her fairydust trail nice and sparkly I dotted it with a Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker.I just had to use my recently acquired large corner rounder,especially as it took an age to find one,along with this pretty Tonic Studios border.The sentiment is a freebie from Netty’s Cards¬†(thanks Annette)¬†and the Good Luck has been colour tinted by a Graph’It Marker.Some baker’s twine has been tied to the border.I made some buttons from a sheet of this delightful paper and and an epoxy button sticker,trimmed with scissors.A little wooden butterfly button has been added¬†alongside these¬†and for an extra touch his spots have been dabbed with the¬†Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker ūüôā

 

Supplies :

Image :Fairy – Bring Home Luck by Just Some Lines
Sentiment :¬†Freebie from Netty’s Cards
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Graph’It Shake Glitter Gold Marker
Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools :¬†X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware¬†Large¬†Corner Lever Punch,Tonic Studios Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,Woodware 1¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self-Adhesive Buttons Round 20,Wooden Butterfly Button from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Hiding in my Craft Room :  Freestyle
The Doodle Garden :  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Digi Haven : Things with Wing
Graph’It Colour Challenge¬†:¬†Springtime Pastels
Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Spring Is In The Air
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Spring Colors
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Inky Antics (must use some kind of ink)
4 Crafty Chicks : Spring (inspired by colours)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge: Spring (inspired by colours)
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs : Pretty Pastels
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Things with Wings
Divas by Design : Buttons and Bows
House That Stamps Built : Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp : Buttons
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge : Fantasy

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Bearly a butterfly

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So it‚Äôs the last week of the month long¬†Love & Hearts challenge at¬†Just Some Lines.Well,that’s another month over!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 taken this sweet Butterfly Bear¬†by Just Some Lines and coloured her with soft pastel pencils,blended out for a softer appearance.I remembered I had this heart paper buried in my stash and just had to dig it out to use with her ūüôā I drew on some faux stitching around the edges.I punched a border down one side of the vertical strip and used some dies to cut out the bear and stamped sentiment.A couple of adhesive gems cover the holes,where you would normally place a brad,on the sentiment piece to give a prettier look.The flower has been stamped onto more of the patterned paper and cut out.A heart shaped button has been adhered to the centre to cover the round one that’s on the image and a couple of wooden leaves have been placed either side as a finishing touch.This was a last minute decision but I like it ūüôā

Supplies :

Images : Butterfly Bear by Just Some Lines,Flower stamp freebie from past issue of Craft Stamper magazine
Sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs Clear Stamps Woodland Rabbits
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink, Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for matting and layering)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios¬†Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Self Adhesive Gems from Trimcraft The London Line,Heart Shaped Button and Paper Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar : Love Is All Around
Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†BINGO (Digi,Gems,Stitching – real or faux)
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Love Is All Around
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†:¬†Stack It Up (3 or more layers)
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Use a Punch or a Die-Cut
4 Crafty Chicks : Things with Wings
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Dies or Punches
Paper Shelter Challenge : Punches and Dies
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly : Lovely Layers
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown  : Anything With Wings
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Use a Die Cut

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Krafty Love!

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*This has been posted late.I’ve had terrible internet connection probs.Sorry to Jenn and my Teamies.*

We’re into a new month,as well as a New Year,at Just Some Lines so that also means a new challenge!This month we are looking for your Favourite Colour Combo ūüôā¬†To play along you need to use a¬†Just Some Lines¬†image to enter and you could win a digi if you‚Äôre picked as part of the Top 3!

I’ve gone for a red,white¬†& kraft¬†combo using the beautiful¬†Emo Romantic¬†by¬†Just Some Lines,coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.Love¬†‚ô•¬†this combo – not just for Christmas!Teamed her with some magazine freebie papers layered onto white.The kraft matt for the image,which has a punched edge,and tag have been cut from another card blank to match the base perfectly.I wanted to punch some hearts into the image piece but found that all the shapes would have come out the wrong way round¬†because¬†of the way you had to¬†insert¬†the card ūüė¶ After digging around I rediscovered a box of corner punches I purchased from a catalogue some years ago and I think this one works wonderfully!Simply added a glittery red button threaded with some jute twine -just adore this stuff ūüėÄ – to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Emo Romantic by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From Dawn Bibby Designs Woodland Deer Clear Stamp Set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Paper & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Raspberry Road Freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Scalloped Tags Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Heart Corner Rounder Punch unknown brand
To Embellish : Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons,Jute Twine from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
 Crafting from the Heart :  Anything Goes/Pearls or Buttons
Crafty Boots :  Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Anything Goes
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge : Red + Kraft
Victorine Originals : 3 Layers
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Blooming lovely

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Just a reminder that the Anything Goes challenge at Just Some Lines  is still open.You could be in the running for a super prize.You need play along with a Just Some Lines image to enter and one random winner will get 4 digi stamps of their choice.It doesn’t stop there tho’ as the Top 3 will get one digi stamp each too!There is a freebie to get you started too or you can choose one from Just Some Lines here.

After having so much fun last week I decided to create another scene in Word,just on a smaller scale this time.After merging together Emo Gardener along with the watering can and heart plants from Emo Layla Gardener 2 by Just Some Lines¬†¬†I coloured them with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.I dug out these papers,a past magazine freebie,as I thought they’d go with her perfectly ūüôā I also managed to find some coordinating Bazzill Basics card.The border and sentiment are die cuts from the same set.There were button printed already on it but I covered them with some cute heart buttons I’d saved from an old top I’d thrown out.A little thread has been tied through them.I’ve added an adorable wooden ladybird to finish because I think they look so sweet ūüėÄ

Supplies :

Images : Emo Gardener,Emo Layla Gardener 2
Colouring Mediums : Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers
Papers & Card : DP & Die Cuts Nit Wits freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine ,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Nestabilites Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Craft Concepts Daisy Do Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To Embellish : Heart Buttons recycled from a top,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds
 

Some challenges this is for :

Brown Sugar :  Summer
Crafty Catz¬†:¬†Pick and Mix. Choose either ‘Anything Goes’ or ‘Add some Embossing’ (I’ve added dry embossing)
Creative Corner :  Summer
Digi Haven : Flowers
Stampin’ For The Weekend¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Summer
Cute Card Thursday : In the Summertime
DRS Designs : The Great Outdoors
MilkCoffee Challenge : Summer Fun
Crafting By Designs : Favorite Season (Summer)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenges : Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge : Here Comes The Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge : Welcome Summer
LEJ Designs : Add Some Texture
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Let Your Beauty Shine

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At Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.We have the fabulous¬†Whimsy Stamps¬†¬†and The Robin’s Nest¬†as our¬†sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used the¬†beautiful Fancy by Saturated Canary¬†and coloured her with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some teeny gems adorn her hair.I’ve used some¬†freebie papers from the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.Diamond shapes and more bling have been added along with some die cut flowers.The ¬†butterfly die came free with Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.I created the sentiment on my computer¬†¬†to compliment this gorgeous gal ūüôā

Supplies :

Image: Fancy by Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
Sentiment : Computer generated by me!
Papers & Card : DP Freebie Teresa Collins Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Pattern Punch Doily Border,Decoupage Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small,Marianne Design Fantasy Flowers,Butterfly Die Freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Big Shot,
To Embellish : Various Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes  
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Make your own Flowers 
Allsorts :  Passion for Flowers
Speedy and Friends : Punched Borders
Broken Box Stock : Florals
Card Makin’ Mamas¬†: Ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Pattie’s Creations¬†: Make It Sparkle
QKR Stampede : Punches and/or Dies
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†: May Flowers
Copic Marker Europe : Girls Aloud (only female images)
Forever Friends : Use lots of Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey : Use a Sentiment
Saturated Canary Challenge : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images¬†:¬†April Showers Bring May Flowers…must have a flower
Crafts and Me : Bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Sentiment
Inky Impressions : Punches/dies
Paper Shelter Challenge : At least 2 Flowers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Sentiment
Bearly Mine Challenges : Spring Flowers
Can You Digi It : Butterflies
Craft Room Challenge : So Sentimental!
Creative Card Crew : Handmade Flowers
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Flower Power
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 

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