Pretty sad and pretty good

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The Willow Sketchie DT got some pretty sad news this week.Sharon Armstrong,the owner of Willow Designs,had to make the difficult decision to close her online shop.But there is some good news to follow….Those who may be familiar with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine will know Sharon appears regularly as a designer.She will be continuing to work with this magazine and will be continuing to design one way or another.And the shop won’t be closing immediately so you can still drop by and pick up some crafty goodies – especially as all clear stamps and CD-roms are half price.

Which brings it back to the challenge blog…Well,Kelly our lovely DT Coordinator has decided to keep the challenges going.The basic sketch/theme format will remain the same but there will be lots of exciting changes made.The first being the name.As from Monday we will be known as Digi Sketch Challenge . I hope our regulars from the old challenges will continue to support the new venture and that we will get some lovely new players too 🙂 So please join us to find out all the info!

So onto my card.As there is no challenge this week this a Thank You to Sharon and to our dedicated followers at Willow Sketchie Challenges.I’ve used Butterfly & Daisy Digital Stamp by Willow Designs   and coloured it with some pearlescent watercolour paints.The papers are First Edition Family Ties and the shimmery card is Trimcraft 12 x 12 pearlescent Textured card.I’ve used a large corner rounder on the right hand corners and an extra small one on the sentiment tab.The With Thanks stamp is a past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and has been stamped in Dandelion Memento Dew Drop Ink.Some gems have been used to embellish.

Please stop by the challenge blog to see some of the other DT’s farewell creations and I,and the rest of the team,would love you to join us on Monday.

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Craft Challenges : Bling It Up
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Bling It On
Twisted Tuesday : No twist! Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : New (bought these gorgeous papers last Saturday!)
Love to Create : Anything Goes with a Sentiment
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : Glitz, Glamour, Bring on the Bling
Sentimental Sundays : Thank You 
My Time to Craft : Things with Wings
One Stop Craft :  Sparkle and Bling
Totally Gorjuss : Flowers 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Bert Will You Remember My Birthday?

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It’s the lovely Anne-Marie’s turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Happy Birthday.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.This week there is a special mystery prize from Willow Designs for one lucky person! As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Wilbert with Flowers Digital Stamp by Willow Designs and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.He’s even been given a cute shiny nose courtesy of some 3D Crystal Lacquer.He’s been layered up with some pretty magazine freebie papers.Wasn’t quiet sure how I was going to incorporate the one with the frame into my cardmaking but I think it works well here 🙂 I stamped the sentiment onto a coordinating chipboard piece and inked the raffia lace border in the same shade of Memento – it was a tad too pink before.Three square buttons have been added to compliment the  chipboard shape and complete the look.

**Lately I’m finding my pics look a little blurry on my blog page.Not sure if they are that way for you but if you click on it a much clearer view of my project shows.Thanks.**

Supplies :

Image : Wilbert with Flowers Digital Stamp by Willow Designs
Sentiment:  From Polly & Walter  A6 Clear Stamp Set by Willow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP  Prima Botanical Collection Papers &  Chipboard Embellishments from a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine,Trimcraft Textured 12 x 12 Card
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Green Buttons,Paper Cellar Raffia Lace Ribbon

Some challenges this is for :

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions  : Celebrate
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Celebrations
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Throwdown : Furry Friends
Forever Friends : Biweekly challenge Your Favorite Embellishment (Buttons!Love ’em)
Whoopsi Daisy : Use a Digi
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Celebrations

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 

Eeeek!Comfort food??!

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It’s the lovely Margreet’s turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Cute.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.This week there is a special mystery prize from Willow Designs for one lucky person! As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used the adorable George Having a nap  Digital stamp by Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers.I’ve teamed him with some of my fave Willow Designs papers,Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection.Love these with kraft 🙂 Distressed all the edges and drawn in some faux stitching.The flowers,part of the paper set,have had Crackle Accents added to the centres.I thought George would make a good get well image but he’s so cute he’d be great for any occasion.I’ve mirrored the sketch and er… NOT because I cut the papers wrong *cough cough* 😉

 

Supplies :

Image : George Having a nap Digital stamp by Willow Designs
Sentiment :  Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : ProMarkers,Coffee Archival Ink,Crackle Accents,Whispers Brush Marker (fine tip end)
Card & Papers : Kraft card base Craft UK Limited (also used for die cuts),Crazy Daisy downloadable paper collection by Willow Designs
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Nestabilities Standard Rectangles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors

 

Some challenges this is for :

I love Promarkers : Layer It Up
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Die Cuts and Flowers
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Flower Power
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts:  Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Use Your Scraps (all the patterned papers are leftovers from another card and the kraft die cuts are made from a card blank I cut in half for another card)
 613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :  Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

‘Bearly’ time to do the garden!

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It’s the lovely Dawn’s turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is In the Garden.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Taking a snoooooze digital stamp by Willow DesignsWho wouldn’t rather catch 40 winks than mow the lawn etc. – me for one 😉 I’ve trimmed it down using a nestie and the Out-of the-Box technique to allow his newspaper to dangle over the edge.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and 3D Crystal Lacquer has added shine to the lenses on his specs.I was very naughty and picked up this New Leaf  pad at my local craft warehouse.One thing I wasn’t buying this year was MORE papers to add to the copious amount I already own…but…when they’re half price you have to to don’t you?Don’t you?!And of course I had to pick up a Boho Chic one as well 🙂 Not one to pass up on a bargain,especially a crafty one!I added an embossed piece of cardstock to break up the patterns and wrapped it with some natural raffia.Altho’ this is meant to be a Christmas design folder I think it works well with garden/nature themed cards all year round.The sign is die cut and stamped with a sentiment,the brads are purely for decoration.The snap is from a set I bought in a craft sale last Summer,well 2 actually as they were a good price, and it’s the first time I’ve used one!They do go beautifully with these papers tho’ so I’m sure they will get out and about more 😉

Supplies :

Image : Taking a snoooooze dgital stamp by Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Craft Concept Christmas Vine Embossing Folder,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals Small,Quikutz Sign Post Die,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Edger Punch Traditional Scallop,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To Embellish : We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps Peasant,Dovecraft Metallics Brads,Natural Raffia from stash

 

Some challenges this is for:

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly :  Happy New….. (paper pad)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Tuesday Throwdown :  Shiny & New (paper pad)
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Manly Cards
Whoopsi Daisy : Die Cuts & Punches
Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Something New (paper pad)
Opus Gluei : Free for All
2 Sisters : Anything goes
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Crafty Calendar : January what’s new? (paper pad)
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something new (paper pad)
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fussy and Fancy : Furry Friends
QKR Stampede : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Something New (paper pad)
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (paper pad)
Crafty Creations : Something New (paper pad)
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hiya chick!

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At Willow Sketchie Challenge  it’s the lovely Sonia’s turn to host and here is her fabby sketch :

The theme is Anything Goes.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used one of the illustrations from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs and coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The yellow gingham frame and sentiment came as part of this image.I printed one of the backing papers from the same CD-rom directly onto the card base and the lilac gingham onto some card to add as a backing to the main image plus a piece for the border.I used a pretty daisy punch along one edge and criss crossed it with some paper twine.I added a couple of wooden flower buttons threaded with more of the paper twine. to keep in with the rustic theme of the card.

Supplies :

Image & Papers : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Punch Daisy Border,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch 
To Embellish : Wooden Flower Buttons and Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Creations : Anything goes
Freshly Brewed : Anything goes
Inky Impressions : Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Use your favorite embellishments (buttons and twine)
Cards Galore : Anything goes
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Your favourite things (digi’s,colouring,gingham,buttons,twine,using punches)
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Anything goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything goes with a digi
Forever Friends:  Biweekly challenge: Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : Free for All
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

‘Owl’ Celebrate with You

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It’s my turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s my sketch :

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The Theme is ‘Let’s Celebrate’.So any occasion worth celebrating.Could be Christmas,New Year,Birthdays etc…well you get the picture 🙂  Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Quick Card Panel 1 and a backing paper from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom both by Willow Designs.I’ve teamed them with with some pretty pearlescent  card.Rather than a punched border I decided to use a bunting die.Yet another seldom used ‘must have’.I found these cute ‘n’ quirky clear flower buttons at my local craft warehouse and just had to use ’em!I also added some Stickles to the flower centres on the panel.

Supplies :

Image and Paper : Quick Card Panel 1 and Polly Pickleberry CD-rom both by Willow Designs
Card :Trimcraft Pealescent Textured 12 x 12 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Crafts Too Daisies Embossing Folder,Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Clear Flower Buttons from my local craft warehouse,We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Frosted Lace Stickles

Some challenges this is for :

Digital Tuesday : Layers
Elke Kaart Een Feestje : Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Celebration
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Birthdays at Christmas
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Anything Goes with Sentiment
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Anything goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Tags and Banners
Divas by Design : Anything goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Looking rosy

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At Craft Your Passion this week we have a Recipe of 3 Design/Pattern Papers,1 Circle and 1 Ribbon or Twine.We have the fabulous Delicious Doodles as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Rosalee by Delicious Doodles and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve stuck pretty close to the recipe and not added much more so that I could concentrate on colouring the image.Plus I wanted her to stand out.The beautiful papers were a magazine freebie as is the chipboard shape I stamped a greeting on to.I added some vintage seam binding as the ribbon.

Supplies :

Image : Rosalee by Delicious Doodles
Sentiment : From Polly & Walter A6 Clear Stamp Set by Willow Designs 
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,Tea Dye Distress Ink
Paper & Card : Kraft card base Craft UK Limited,Prima Botanical Collection Papers &  Chipboard Embellishments from a past issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding

Some challenges this is for :

One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Card and Scrap : Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything goes plus ribbon
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Anything goes 
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Always Anything Goes 
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Always Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
DRS Designs : Ribbon
Inky Impressions : Use something old (papers & chipboard)
Digital Tuesday : Summer Lovin
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
 
 
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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