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

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Hi Flyin’

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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.

Meet Josh – Let’s Go Flying by Crafty Sentiments Designs.Doesn’t he and his little friend look like they’re having fun!He’s from the new release collection ‘Here Come The Boys’ available from the 7th August.Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers have been used to colour this adorable image up.Somehow came up with the idea that these pinwheels would be a cute idea and kind of go along with the air plane theme- think propellers!!Wrapped a few lengths of jute twine around the vertical panel to tie (yes,very punny!) in with the kraft card base.The little buttons in the centres of the pinwheels are actually brads from a girls collection would you believe 😉 The sentiment I cobbled together using a frame and two alphabet stamps.

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Let’s Go Flying by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Boxed Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card :  DP First Edition Up Up & Away 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Piercing Tool

To Embellish : Woodware Baby Button Brads – Girl,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some Challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes  

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Stamp

Incy Wincy Designs : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me :  Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Stamp or Digi

Crafty Awesomeness : Anything Goes with Colored Image

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

Creative Craft Cottage Challenges : Anything Goes

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Four Legged Friends

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Oddball Art Stamps : Little Child

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Stempelsonnen Challenge : Always Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team – It’s a Man Thing

A Gem of a Challenge : Animals

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Papers – First Edition as they’re good quality,you get a variety of finishes (the double sided ones lent themselves beautifully to making the pinwheels) and are perfectly coordinated throughout the pad.

C.R.A.F.T. : Summer

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Squirrel’s Not-So Random Challenge : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The sunniest of days :)

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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.

Isabella Sunny Days by Rick St.Dennis is such a sweetie 🙂 She’s coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers then fussy cut.I decide to go for a rustic,country feel with some yellow gingham and pale kraft card.The ric rac and cord also follow that theme.The greeting has been cut out with individual alphabet dies.The intention was to leave them open but as I always add inserts to my cards I didn’t want the white to show through and spoil it.So instead I found this scrap of blue spotty paper and adhered it behind and inlaid the letters.I also think this colour gives a little lift.The butterfly was punched from some more kraft and a cute,threaded,flower button added to the centre.She’s just perfect for today….The sun has finally decided to shine here in the UK 😀

Supplies :

Image : Isabella Sunny Days by Rick St.Dennis

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers

Paper & Card : Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card,Gingham and Blue Spotty Paper both past freebies from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,X-Cut Mini Dies Alphabet 1,2 & 3 sets,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Ric Rac and Cord from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Checks or Stripes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Elements of Nature

The Corrosive Challenges : Nature/Animals

The Ribbon Girls : Use any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Get Krafty

Crafting with Dragonflies : Summer Fun

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Your Dies

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : X=Xantic Yellow or Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes optional twist: Dies and/or Punches

Doodle Pantry : Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers  : Anything Goes with Dies

Scribbles Designs Challenge : How does your garden grow

Craft for the Craic : Summer Breeze

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Summer

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Feminine

4 Crafty Chicks : Flowers

Aud Sentiments Challenge : For A Girl + A Sentiment

Cardz 4 Galz : Gingham

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Say It With Flowers

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Summer/Holiday

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

You’ve been (gift) tagged!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Tag You’re It!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 used the darling Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs and coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.For the fur trim on her Santa Suit I’ve added texture with a white Soufflé pen.She’s been cut out with a tag die and some button ribbon from the same collection as the  papers has been looped through.The background paper and ric rac style strips have cut using stitched dies.A die cut sentiment has been placed in the top left hand corner at a jaunty angle with a flat backed pearl ‘dotting’ the ‘i’.To finish the wooden parcel has been coloured using the same ones on the package she is holding.Well,that’s another Christmas card ready for this year 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Bringing Gifts by Crafty Sentiments Designs

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

Papers & Card : DP Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Merry Christmas,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes Ribbon, Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Flat Backed Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Optional Photo Inspiration

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Ladies Only

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Patterned or Embossed Papers & Why – Although I have a multitude of embossing folders I tend to go for patterned papers as I’m a bit of a colour coordination freak!I love to mix ‘n’ match from the same sets and take inspiration from them when colouring images 🙂

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge : ‘I’ for Ink (hope Archival and alcohol markers count?! If not,don’t mind if you delete)

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Crafty Catz : Female (Girls) Only

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Christmas Cuties

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up : Anything Goes/Optional Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking cool and krafty,buddy

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet 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.

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I’ve coloured up the super BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet with Copic Ciao Markers.You may be able to just make out the 3D Crystal Lacquer on the lenses of their shades 😉 Thought I’d go with a double layer of kraft topped off with a geometric black and white patterned paper for a masculine feel.A few red eyelets added to the corners to tie in with the image and for a splash,but not too much,of colour.The sentiment I made myself in Word 🙂 This is for my DS2’s Birthday in September…I do like to try and keep ahead!

Supplies :

Image : BBKakes Cool Buddy’s from Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet

Sentiment : Made by me!

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Kraft from stash

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Friends Challenge  : Animals/Birds

Hiding in my Craft Room : Freestyle

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Kids

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : One For The Kids

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Use Die Cuts/Punches

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge : For The Love of Pets

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

‘Owl’ be thanking you ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee’s Digis 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.

As soon as I saw this owl image in the Teacher’s Pet set by Deedee’s Digis I just knew I had to make some kind of book style card.The idea for this one came from here at Card-Making-Magic.Of course,this pre-coloured image is one of a few images you get (in different formats),along with a couple of papers and several sentiments!Great value 🙂 I added a bookplate die cut containing one of the sentiments attached with eyelets,a baker’s twine tied paperclip and an extra large eyelet.This is for one of my DS2’s teachers and it’s his last year at Primary School before he starts ‘Big School’ in September.It’s also kind of an end of an era for us as he’s our youngest.He has 2 part time teachers and a teaching assistant.So I guess I will using the rest of this fab kit to make a couple more of these style cards 😉

Supplies :

Image,Sentiment & Papers : Teacher’s Pet by Deedee’s Digis

Card Blank : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6

Medium : Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen

Tools : X-Cut Steel Ruler,Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Large,Sizzix Bigz Bookplate,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Big Bite

To Embellish : Dovecraft Brights 1/8″ Round Eyelets,We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Eyelet (part of a job lot from QVC a few years ago),Helz Cuppleditch The London Line Twine,Paperclip from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Alphabet Challenge : K is for Kind Thoughts

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : 2 or More Patterned Papers

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

Card Mania : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Stamp or Digi Anywhere

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Get In Shape

City Crafter Challenge  : Woodland Animals

Creative Card Crew : Die Cuts 

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Bear-ly Time to Relax ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Crafty Sentiments Designs 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 Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs all coloured up with Polychromos Pencils to add some texture to his fur and the wooden tub his bathing in.A few white gel pen highlights have been thrown into the mix along with some gloss to the bubbles and spilt water.I chose some First Edition papers that reminded me of wallpaper patterns along with a woodgrain one from another set.I was going to use an embossing folder of the same pattern but it seems to have gone AWOL!A Gromlet – or Wallace & Gromlet as I like to call them 😉 – and some hairy twine (always good for hairy men’s cards) have been added.Just love these alaphabet stamps 😀 Well,that’s another Father’s Day card ready.

Supplies :

Image : Charles Bear – Just Relax by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Papermania Madame Payraud 5 x 7″ Urban Stamps Typewriter Alphabet

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Coffee Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Woodgrain from First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad, Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting and layering)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower Circles (perfect for cutting out the alphabet stamps),Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger Punch.Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : Layers

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Animals (just Animals)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Layers

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Many Layers

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes

Whimsy Inspiration : Color an Image

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry  : Anything Digital Goes

Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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