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At Digi Sketch Challenge we have another new challenge and the theme this fortnight is For the Boys.We have the super Di’s Digi Designs as our sponsor.

It’s the lovely Carol’s turn to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

 You can follow the sketch,theme or even both.Hope you stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Lollipop Monster by Fresh Brewed Designs and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.I’ve used up some scraps to create the background for him.A couple of large brads have been added.The sentiment is created with my Dymo Labelmaker.Quite simple but with bright colours,a fun image and a few tactile extras it was an easy make.Hopefully it’s an interesting one 😉

Supplies :

Image : Lollipop Monster by Fresh Brewed Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Created with my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Papers & Card : DP Kars 6 x 6 Paperpad Vector,Card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 1,Big Shot,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch
To Embellish : Making Memories Large Brads

Some challenges this is for : 

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Paper Creator’s Crafts : For the Boys
Alphabet Challenge : F is for Fantasy
Delicious Doodles : Something for the Boys
Moving Along With The Times : One for the Boys
Paper Crafting Journey :  Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Kid Theme
Southern Girls :You can say that again
Creative Moments : Brads
The Stamping Chef : For a Boy
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges  : Childrens Birthday

 

Thanks for looking 

Lisa x

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

Quick Christmas Cat-ch up

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

The them is Quick and Easy Makes.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 chosen the theme only,even tho’ the sketch is brilliant,so I could incorporate this fab Quick Card Panel by Willow Designs into it.This one is Panel 3 and has been printed onto some lovely hammer card I found in my stash.I did add touches of a Copic Atyou Spica pen but it doesn’t want to show in the photo 😦 I notched the corners at the top and added some metallic brads to go with the fab jingle bells.Not only are they perfect for a Christmas theme they suit this cute kitty well too.I tied them to the ribbon with some thread type stuff I bought from the jewelry making section at my local craft warehouse.It actually has a plastic core so it holds it’s shape really well.I slotted another,off cut,folded piece of ribbon behind to give a holly like appearance.Ta-dah!There you have it one quick and easy make!

Supplies :

Image : Quick Card Panel 3 by Willow Designs
Medium : Clear Copic Atyou Spica pen (even tho’ it doesn’t show)
Card : Hammer card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Green card from Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
To Embellish : Red metallic brads  from Dovecraft Embellishment Kit Christmas, Woodware Mini Bells,Ribbon from Kars Christmas Collection Ribbon
 
Some challenges this is for :
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Can You Digi It : Baby It’s Cold Outside
Celebrate the Occasion : Christmas (Must Use A Punch) 
LEJ Designs SIO : Sentimental
Papertake Weekly : Snow White
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Christmas
Cupcake Craft : Merry Christmas
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Biweekly challenge: Christmas Cards
Love to Create : Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge : Christmas Time
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu : Jolly & Bright
Glitter n Sparkle : Use some metal
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas
Robyn`s Fetish : Christmas Cards
Little Claire’s  : Christmas 
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x

A great ad-vintage

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

The theme is Vintage.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 brilliant Quick Card Panels by Willow Designs .These are just great for those moments in our lives when we need to get a card finished in a flash.And so perfect for giving you a helping hand with your Christmas cards!The beauty of these,being digital,is that you can resize them to suit.Of course you can use them as they are,pretty them up or just have a good old play.For my card I’ve used Panel 2 and printed it onto kraft.I’ve also done the same with a backing paper from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom.Keeping with the vintage theme I’ve applied Distress Inks to the edges and roughed them up with a Paper Distresser.Altho’ the panels have a contemporary feel it shows the versatility and how you can adapt them to fit a certain style depending on what you do with them!I spritzed my glass mat with some water and mopped up the inks  left on there with some vintage seam binding berfore adding it to my card.I dug out a little used embossing folder for some texture,not sure why – it’s lovely 🙂 To finish I tied a button with some natural waxed thread which grunged up a little with some more ink.

Supplies :

Image : Quick Card Panel 2 by Willow Designs
Backing paper : From Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Card : Green Bazzill Basics,Papermania Kraftstax 8×8
Medium : Forest Moss and Aged Mahogany  Distress Inks
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities  Classic Rectangles Large and Scallop Rectangles Large,Papermania Silent Night Embossing Folder – Ornate Background,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding,Button and Natural Waxed Thread from my stash
 

Just a couple of pieces of news for you :

 

 

This is a great opportunity!

 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts and Me : Anything goes (Christmas ornament optional)
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Buttons and Bows 
Freshly Brewed : Christmas
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Christmas inspired
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Embossing
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes as long as it’s Festive
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Holiday Spirit
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Christmas
LEJ Designs Countdown To Christmas
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : The Holidays
The Stamping Boutique: Holiday Cards
Top Tip Tuesday : Christmas
Critter Sketch : Anything Christmas Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft  : Christmas 
Lexi’s Creations : Christmas 
Lollipop Crafts : Happy Holidays
Love to Create : Holiday Cheer
Made Especially For You : Christmas Card with a Die Cut
My Craft Spot : Merry Christmas
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy : Christmas Cards
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas or Winter
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Christmas is coming
Sparkles Forum Christmas : Button or bow
CD Sunday : Oh!Christmas Tree 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Projects
Catch The Bug : Anything goes
Craftymess Challenge :Vintage Christmas
Alphabet Challenge : V for Vintage
QKR Stampede : Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Owl wish you a Merry Christmas!

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

The theme is Merry Christmas.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 a digital stamp from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs and coloured her with ProMarkers.I’ve followed the sketch using Some Dovecraft papers and some pearlescent Kars card.I cut an Inverted Scalloped Circle for a more spiky,frosty feel.I stamped the sentiment straight onto the paper to keep with the theme.

Supplies :

Image : From Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Sentiment : Dovecraft Merry Christmas Stamp
Mediums : ProMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Kars Christmas Collection Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors
 
Here’s some exciting news :
 

Some challenges this card is for :

Creative Moments : Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers :  Anything holiday/festive goes
Cute Card Thursday :  Snowflakes
DRS Designs : Snowfun
I love Promarkers : Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Merry Christmas
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Snowflakes
Papertake Weekly : Free For All
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Lots Of Layers
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles : Stripes and/or Polka-dots
Lexi’s Creations : Christmas 
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge : Anything Goes
 
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Hat’ll be a cool Yule

 

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

She has also set the theme of Blue,White,Silver.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 the super cool Walter in a Pom Pom Hat digital stamp and a backing paper from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.I’ve coloured young Walter with ProMarkers and added some sparkly,tinsely stuff I got as a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine either from last year or possibly the year before.Yipes!I cut him out and layered him onto a die cut that I’d passed through an embossing folder.I chose some lovely textured card from my stash that has a softer sheen rather than a full on silver.I added some die cut snowflakes topped with a gem to keep the cold,snowy theme going.

Supplies :

Image & Paper : Walter and Winnie does Christmas  CD-rom by Willow Designs
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Card : Papermania Christmas Collection 8 x 8 Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Marianne Design Snowflakes,Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Clear Adhesive Stones

 

Storage to ‘die’ for :

 

 

I’ve been hankering after some better storage since collecting the ProMarkers Limited Edition Seasonal Colours.My poor ol’ plastic box was overflowing to the point of losing a few pens in my cupboard plus it was difficult to keep pawing through and tipping them out to search for the colours I needed.Trouble is I forfeited the rights to a craft room by choosing to have too many children!So I have to keep everything in the bedroom.I’d been looking at these type of cases for a long time but boy are they expensive – even on that well known auction site.I came across these larger ones at Maplin but again price was an issue.So I just kept watching and waiting…..until they came down to a bargainous price.I downloaded a complete colour chart from Sarah Hurley’s blog (Thank you!) and as I had room added my Flexmarker,chart from Letraset, collection along with some Fine Liners.I might add some coloured dots to the ends of the ProMarkers but I’ve been quite good at locating the right wallets and putting the pens back in order so far.
 
 
 
 
I even bought a second to house my dies and folders.How much better than keeping them in a bag with the original packaging falling about around them.Hate to admit but some of the dies are still floating about in the cupboard somewhere but once found they will be added too.Some of the dies were a little too wide for the holders so I snipped down the sides a little to allow them to fit.Not sure if they will tear but to be honest you get so many it could easily be replaced.I even managed to get some extra large dies on their magnetic sheet in.You can see the top of the black sheet poking out but there is enough clearance when the lid is shut.I got my small embossing folders into more of the wallets and hung those behind my dies.The larger folders and Sizzix Bigz are laid beside those.There is still a little hanging space at the front of the second row if I want to expand my small folder collection and plenty if I want to stack anymore large ones.I slotted in my few Decorative Strips behind the bars in the lid.I have to say these are large 500 CD storage cases so they are quite hefty and the one with the dies in is not so lightweight.They are a little like treasure chests – yes that’s exactly what they are or should that be Arrr!But if you live in the UK and are looking at these DJ Flight cases and have the space they are definitely worth considering (would recommend the free delivery .Only takes a couple of days)The promotion is on until 31/12/12.No connection just a happy customer!

Some challenges my card is for :

Bearly Mine : Snowflakes
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Colours Of Winter
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Winter
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Snowflakes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Winter
Crafty Bloggers Network : Christmas Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft: Christmas NO red/green
Incy Wincy Designs : Hip to be Square
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Celebrating the Season
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Cold and Frosty
One Stitch At A Time :Use a Digi 
The Crafty Pad : Christmas 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : November Wrap up warm for Winter
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use something more than 6 months old (Silver card,adhesive stones,tinsel glitter,folder,dies,CD-rom) 
Little Claire’s  : Christmas
 ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Autumn/Winter / Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Lets have Sparkle
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Add a sentiment / Autumn/winter
Fussy and Fancy : Feeling Blue
QKR Stampede : Winter Wonderland
Stampin With The Dragon :  So Cute

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

 

 

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