Autumn’s looking (Prim)rosy

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Primrose – Autumn Leaves by Crafty Sentiments Designs is a cutie,isn’t she 🙂 She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I chose to layer her up on these pretty papers,including a glittery one,and kraft for an Autumnal feel.Some lovely orange ribbon from my stash has been picked out to compliment her dress . A die cut bunch of leaves arranged behind a crochet flower to emulate those in her hand are the finishing touch.I just love this time of year so this little sweetheart is right up my street 😀

Supplies :

Image : Primrose – Autumn Leaves by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP  First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cutting)

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 32 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Large,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 Cutting Stencil,Big Shot

To Embellish : Fancy Pants Designs Harvest Posies , Papermania Sew Lovely Assorted Buttons,Pebbles Orange Ribbon,Twine recycled from a clothing tag

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Colouring in Scrapland : Autumn

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Shades of Autumn

Eclectic Ellapu : September – Purple Team ~Autumnal

Stamping Sensations : October – Autumn

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Allsorts : Colors of Autumn

Crafty Friends Challenge : Autumn Colors

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : October –  Anything Hand Colored

My Sheri Crafts : First Day of Fall

Scrappers Delights : October –  Anything Goes 

Sweet Stampin :  Autumn

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : October – Autumnal Twist – include Kraft paper or products

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner :  Octoberfest

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

Pattie’s Creations : October – Halloween or Autumn

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Autumn Leaves

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Cardz 4 Galz : Fall/Autumn Colours

C.R.A.F.T. : Inspiration Picture 

Craft Rocket Challenges : Ribbon &/or Lace

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes!

Star Stampz Challenge : Layer It Up

Crafting By Designs : October Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Die cuts/Punches

Creative Moments Always Anything Goes – Twist- 2 Patterned Papers

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Stampavie and More : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Patterned Paper

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

A Basket of Flowers – Easel-y!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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’m late posting this as my internet is still not good 😦 Wish they’d sort it out!!**

I’ve coloured up the sweet Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs with watercolor pencils.I made a pretty shaped easel card to display her on.The stopper is made by die cutting the sentiment four times out of watercolour card and layering it all together,adhering with wet glue.The ribbon threaded border is a Martha Stewart punch.Some flowers were die cut with flat backed pearls added to the centres and the leaf sprays hand cut from a piece of coordinating paper.

Supplies :

Image : Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

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

Card & Paper : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad, Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Freebie Sentiment Die from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker),Ribbon from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Leaves

The Paper Shelter Challenge : Blooming Days

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Patterned Paper

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with Optional : Use a Die

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Feminine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with a twist: Girlie

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

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World More Than 1 Fold

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Oh Mia,oh my

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter 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 very chic Mia by Sasayaki Glitter.I decided to ‘dress’ her by paper piecing her clothing including her bag,shoes and hairbow which have also been glittered.The spots on her top have been painted with gesso as I still ,rather annoyingly,can’t find my white gel pen anywhere!Her hair and skin have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.A little shading has been given to her clothing using these pens too.The background papers are glittery too 🙂 Some satin ribbon and pearl brads complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Mia by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,Maimeri White Gesso

Designer Paper : First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Add Some Metal (brads)

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an optional twist – Anything But Square

Just Add Ink : Just add P (paper piecing,pearl brads)

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes, optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Doodle Pantry : Anything Digital Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Ribbons

Crafty Gals Corner : Let’s Hear It FOr The Girls

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Lace or Pearls (pearl brads)

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Madison ‘blings’ on the love

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Oddball Art 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.

Just look at the love going on between Madison N Toby by Oddball Art.They’ve been coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I die cut an 8 x 8 card blank to create the shape then covered and layered with these pretty papers.I finally managed to find my bow die that I’d been disappointed to have mislaid for so long.So it’s been put in it’s rightful place in my overflowing DJ CD flight case 🙂 I cut and added the strip to the right of the image to give the impression that it’s wrapped and tied.The sentiment has been die cut and matted onto a piece of paper to match the paper ribbon and blinged up all the way around.A large gem from the same set has been placed atop of the bow.I have so many gems…well all manner of embellishments,really…that I really need to make more use of them.Anyway this shall be another card for my DD2’s birthday in October.She loves our dog so much and our girl loves her right back.Actually she loves everybody – even complete strangers!If she can’t accost people in the street for a cuddle she lurks in the window to greet them with a smile and a wag of her tail.Yes,she does actually smile 🙂 Altho’ people who don’t know her find her quite scary.There are some folks I don’t explain her actions to i.e. double glazing and other salespeople that turn up uninvited on my doorstep!!I let them think she’s a ferocious beast – even tho’ she’s the daftest,softest,friendliest,most beautiful girl 😀

Here she is relaxing in her favourite seat in the house.It’s also my DH’s so they have to jostle for pole position.I bet you can tell who wins! :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies :

Image : Madison N Toby by Oddball Art

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers : First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5 & Large Frame Frilly Square #5,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows Die,Big Shot Plus,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Gems from Trimcraft The London Line

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Di’s Digis Designs : Two or More Designer Papers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Children’s Birthday Card

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Lots of Layers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Teentastic

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything But A Square Card

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Animals

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Animals

Scribbles Designs Challenge : B is for… (use things that start with B) – Bow,Bling – and,oh if I can get away with it,Bow Wow (dog)!

The Sisters of Craft  : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Add a Bow

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Not Angular (no right angles)

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly : With a Heart

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

G(u)esso’s Having 20 Winks?

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis 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.

The gorgeous 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis has been printed onto Desert Storm cardstock and,as I haven’t used them in a while,coloured with soft pastel pencils.Plus I’d never used them on this surface before.A few white gel pen highlights have been added to just the fairy and the caterpillar’s eyes to brighten them as the pastels were too faint.Altho’ they lay down quite chalky and dusty and also cover the lines a little,once they are set with the fixative spray they have more depth and vibrancy.I quite like how they’ve turned out on this cardstock too 🙂 Rest of the card is quiet simple…just a die cut base with freebie paper and a woodgrain embossed panel of sanded back Whitewash card,pInk ribbons and gems to match her dress and a sentiment.The gesso has been daubed and smeared about a bit.First time I’ve used it!So much fun but think I ended up covered in more than the card 😉 Drove the dog crazy too – she seemed to love the smell of it – weird?! It was pretty handy to edge the hessian/burlap die cut flowers as it held them together.Usually dab a little PVA dries clear glue around them.This way it ties everything in 🙂

Supplies :

Image : 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis

Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate

Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Crystal Glamour Dust

Papers & Card : DP Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter and Sparkle

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with WOMEN (hope a woman fairy counts!)

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 hessian flowers)

Catch The Bug :  Spring into Spring

Crazy 4 Challenges : Bring on the Bling

My Time to Craft : For a Special Lady

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Shaped Cards

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Die Cut or it could even be Flowers,Sentiment,Image too!)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes with Rick St. Dennis

Fairy Tale : Flower Power

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Spring Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers & Ribbon

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Wings ‘n Things

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Ready for Spring

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : 3 in A Row (Bingo) (Die,Flowers,Ribbon or Lace)

Crafting for all Seasons : Girly Girls

Fresh Brewed Designs : Flowers

Paper Shelter Challenge : Girly

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Ribbon and Bows

Scrappers’ Delights : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Things That Fly (altho’ she’s looking decidedly sleepy ATM I’m pretty sure she can once she wakes up!)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Pretty Lazy in Spring

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring Colours.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 Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.I created a frame and gave her a ribbon covered border to perch on.It also allows the delightful paper to show through.The embossing at the bottom has been sanded to enhance the pattern and I hand pierced it to create a little more interest.The flowers and leaves are die cut from felt.A few gems have been scattered around to bling it up.

Supplies :

Image : Lazy Days by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Cioa Markers

Papers & Card : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock ,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Other Material : Felt from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Ovals 2,Nellie Snellen Flower Border 1 Embossing Folder,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Pricking Pen Fine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Big Shot

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes with a Twist: Add a Ribbon

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : For the Girls

Card Mania : Spring

Get Creative Challenges : Embossing

Stamp and Create : Is it Spring yet?

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Girly Girl

Come and Get It : Emboss It Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Add Some Embellishments

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Passion for Fashion

Sentimental Sundays : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Add Flowers

My Sheri Crafts : Welcome Spring

Card Mania : Spring

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Include a Sentiment

Die Cut Divas : Spring / Children

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Flowers

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spring / Greens

 Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Emboss It

Crafty Catz : Use Your Dies/ Punches

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The power of flowers

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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 Flower Power.We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies 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 chose to play with this little sweetie,Flowers in my Garden,by A Day For Daisies 🙂 She’s been water coloured with AquaMarkers and I stamped the sentiment to the top right corner.I die cut the scalloped square base.When making shaped cards I always cut and overlay an extra top piece to eliminate the straight edge.That works well especially in this case as I’ve used my Grand Nestabilities to layer everything up for a concentric look.Regular Nesties have been used to cut out the image and a scalloped version to create a pretty frame for her.The papers are Dovecraft Garden Party and the ribbon and flowers are from the same collection.I’ve been umming and ahhing about these for ages…so glad I took the plunge 🙂 The charm is a magazine freebie and the gems are Trimcraft The London Line.As you can see I’ve a bit crazy with the floral theme 😀

Supplies :

Image : Flowers in my Garden by A Day For Daisies 
Sentiment : Studio G Mini Set (sorry,didn’t check the name)
Mediums :  Letraset Aquamarkers,Pear Tart Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft  Garden Party 6 x 6 Paper Pack,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock,Craft UK Limited  6 x 6 Card Blanks
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Squares Small & Classic Scalloped Square Small,Big Shot
To Embellish : Dovecraft  Garden Party Paper Blossoms,Dovecraft  Garden Party Ribbons,Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,Charm magazine freebie 

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Fairytale Stampers : Ribbons/Lace/Bands
Lacy Sunshine : Flowers
Di’s Digis Designs : Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Polkadoodles : Clash The Colours
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons : Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Add a Ribbon
Crafter’s Cafe : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Cute and Girly
Sisterhood of Crafters  :  Diecuts and/ or Punches
Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes (Not sure if a scalloped square counts.Please feel free to delete if not)
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

 

 

 

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