Jess(t) a note

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Little Blue Button 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.

Here I’ve coloured the beautiful Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps with Copic  Ciao Markers.I’ve gone for a more unusual combo of purple with accents of olive green to compliment the paper and even gone out of my usual comfort zone with her skin tones too!The design has been kept quite simple by using a musical note embossing folder and die cut some circles with outer edge stitching to allow the paper to peek through.Wish the smallest size was…well…smaller so the placement could have been a bit more random but I like the effect anyway 😉 Finished with a die cut and stamped button sentiment.Been wanting to use these again for a while but misplaced the die.I only found it when I was looking for something else I’d lost in my crafty stash!!

Supplies :

Image : Listening to the music Jessica by Little Blue Button Stamps

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die

Paper & Card : DP Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine past freebie,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus an extra one for die cutting and embossing)

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish : Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Embossing wet or dry (dry used)

Di’s Digis Designs :  Add A Sentiment

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

Scrappers Delights  :  October –  Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

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

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Die Cuts

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes!

Crafting By Designs : October Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Die cuts/punches

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge : Music and Dance

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Patterned Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Gift of the Gab :)

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It’s the beginning of a another new challenge at Just Some Lines.This month we’re looking forward to seeing your Think Spring creations.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 🙂 

Here’s the beautiful Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines .Doesn’t she look like she’s enjoying Spring?!  I thought I’d brush up (pun intended!) on my watercolouring skills – or lack of them 😉 The purpose of the exercise was supposed to be practising with Distress Inks but as I pulled the boxes out the cupboard I found my AquaMarkers.To think I’d actually forgotten I had them!So out they came to play.The beauty of these is when it came to the fine detail I just used the pens to fill it in.No worrying about going over the lines or bleeding into what’s already painted.I did actually blend out a little on her headband and ribbons with out having to change to a smaller brush 🙂 Not really sure how it turned out but Gab’s that pretty I’m sure it doesn’t matter 😉 For the card I just layered up these gorgeous papers that I try not use too much,cutting and embossing a frame  for her,and adding some piercing details to the papers.The sentiment on the stamped and die cut button seemed pretty apt 🙂 Some baker’s twine and buttons have been used to decorate.

Supplies :

Image :  Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink (I did add some Diamond Stickles but it seem virtually invisible in the pic)
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Papers : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Steel Ruler
To Embellish :  Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Welcome Spring
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Spots and Dots
Sunflower Fields Designs :  Easter or Spring
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Delicious Doodles : All Seasons In One Day (Spring)
Get Inky! : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
 Bearly Mine : Spring
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge:  Include a Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts :  Here Comes Spring
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
The East Wind Challenge: Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image (Rubber or Digi)
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Hamsters just want to have fun!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is 200th Challenge Special – Pick any challenge from the past year.We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink  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 just had to opt for this cute,cute Hula Hoop Hamster as they’re my favourite animals – just don’t tell my dog,OK?! He’s from  2 Cute Ink  but I’m afraid he doesn’t seem to have made his way over into the new shop yet,maybe he’s having too much fun playing 😉 The owner is trying hard to transfer all her digital stamps and you can still check out her other adorable creations there 🙂 He’s been coloured with Graph’It Markers including the Blender to create a soft sky-ish effect around him.Yeah,sky-ish ‘cos it’s not a full blown sky!I kept the card fairly simple by adding this fab apple paper and a white punched border to contrast with both that and the kraft base.A little hand stitching in white to create a little interest plus my chosen theme was ‘Haberdashery Items’.I put a little ‘FUN’ into the card using the Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set stamped onto self adhesive cork,then hand trimmed.Even tho’ this is self adhesive I still tend to dollop a little glue on the back,as with any product of this nature,to give it extra staying power!Three sweet little wooden heart buttons have been added higgledy piggledy (there’s a good old fashioned phrase for you!) style along the bottom.

Supplies :

Image : Hula Hoop Hamster by  2 Cute Ink
Sentiment : Whimsy Spell It Out Alphabet Set
Mediums : Graph’It Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card & Paper : DP Bazzill Basics Avalon 6 x 6 Multipack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Edger Punch,Piercing tool,Steel ruler,Needle & thread
To Embellish : Wooden Heart Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Hearts/Love
Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes / Use Red
Digi Makeover Challenge: Hearts
Eureka Stamps : Hearts / Love is in the air
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Heart
Whoopsi Daisy : Sentiment
Lacy Sunshine : Use a Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Hey Cutie
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges : Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

Putting a spin on it

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*After having probs with my browser I’m so late putting this up 😦 Sorry Girls.*

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Face the Music.We have the fabulous Kenny K Downloads 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 used the cute Anime DJ Digi Stamp by  Kenny K Downloads and she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers.The star on her sleeve has been coloured with a silver gel pen and just had to give her wide eyes a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer 🙂 The paper was a freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.I managed to find some coordinating cardstock in one of my collections,along with the black 🙂 The musical note piece is some  Whitewash Core’dinations card embossed and sanded.All edges have been distressed.A length of faux suede strip has been tied around the middle and some black gems have been added to the bottom corner.I was going to add a you rock type sentiment stamp but then decided to add one that says ‘Just a note’ – geddit?LOL

Supplies :

Image :  Anime DJ Digi Stamp by  Kenny K Downloads
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday  Button Sentiments
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Papermania Silver Gel Pen,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP freebie printable from Free Vintage Digital Stamps,American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Star Corner Punch make unknown,Whimsy Button Die,Nestabilities Inverted Scallops Small,Crafts Too Music Notes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It!Gadget
To Embellish : Faux Suede Strip & Black Gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

My Craft Creations : Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge :  Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy : Tic Tac Toe (Digi,Sentiment,Embossing)
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Girly
Crafting for all Seasons : Girly
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge :Digi image + Sentiment
Kenny K Krafty Krew: Anything Goes Twist: Use Black
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : One for the Girlies
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Spot the stripes!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Party Animals!We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink 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 adorable Zebra Balloon by 2 Cute Ink – he’s a freebie too can you believe!I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I made the base card using some printed kraft card and layered up with some black textured card along with some Papermania Bexley Black papers.I created a tab featuring yet another one of these fabulous Whimsy Stamps Button Sentiments stamps tied with some faux suede strip.I added some paper twine and buttons to the punched pelmet like piece before adhering it to the card.

Supplies :

Image : Zebra Balloon by 2 Cute Ink
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Card & Papers : DP Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Paper Pack 8 x 8,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Collection Mini Polka Buttons,Paper Twine and Faux Suede Strips from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Punches
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Button It Up
 A Little Bit Crafty : Use Kraft of some type
4 Crafty Chicks : Birthday
CCEE Stampers : Let it Hang Out or Over
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you got
Crafts and Me : Use a digi
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Stampavie and More : Kraft
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  :Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
 Dream Valley Challenges :Animals
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes 
Great Impressions : Celebrations
Here Come the Boys : Must have Buttons
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Robyn`s Fetish : 4 Legged Friends 
That Craft Place : Makes for Men 
The Corrosive Challenges : Sentiment on the Front
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

Tiptoe kraftily thru’ the Tulips

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At Just Some Lines the challenge is Anything Goes this fortnight.Only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used the sweet Emo Tulip by Just Some Lines and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve teamed her with some pretty First Edition papers and some lovely shimmery cardstock I found to go with it in my stash.Everything has been layered onto a kraft card blank,using another for the die cut pieces.The centre has been cut from the doily type die with another from the same set.The tulips have been made by cutting up and reassembling a couple of flowers again from these dies.I added texture with an embossing folder on the mat the image is on.I just HAD to use my new Whimsy Stamps button stamps and die again for the sentiment which has been threaded with baker’s twine.I’ve embellished with some raffia lace ribbon.Not only does it go beautifully with the kraft I totally adore this stuff – nearly as much as my dog!

This is what happens when the dog gets on the bed just as you’re in the middle of making it and you think she will move…

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Should’ve known better really,shouldn’t I?!

Supplies :

Image : Emo Tulip by Just Some Lines 
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Mediums :  Copic Ciao  Markers,Sepia Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Shimmery Textured Cardstock from my stash,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another for die cut pieces)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis 2,Crafts Too Cutting and Embossing Stencils Frame 11,Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Set (flower stems),Papermania Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder,Big Shot 
To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon
 
If you think these Just Some Lines images are as cute as I do then there is some good news for you : 
 

Just click on the pic to take you there!You might want to check out the other Catergories too!Happy shopping 🙂

Some challenges this is for :

Delicious Doodles: “Lace”  
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon :  A  flower for Mum
Stuck on U Sketches/Diecut Challenge :  Flowers (diecut challenge)
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
A little Bit Crafty : Use Kraft of some type
By the Cute & Girly : Flowers
Creatalicious Challenges : For the Girls
Forever Friends : Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Flowers
Our Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Use a Digi
Digistamps 4 Joy : Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters  : April showers bring May flowers 
Whimsy Inspiration : 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

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