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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

 

 

 

Chilly Winnie

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

There’s also the theme of Using Your Favourite Colouring Medium.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 black and white digital stamp Winnie in Earmuffs along with a backing paper and greeting border,cut into a fishtail banner,from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.I’ve chosen ProMarkers as my favourite ‘cos they’re just perfect for colouring these cute little owls.You can also find a selection of ProMarkers at Willow Designs. I’ve also added dots of Liquid Pearls and Stickles for a snowy effect.Just as well Winnie’s all wrapped up!I’ve used a punch to create notches in the corners then placed pearls in the recesses.I die cut a small snowflake form pearlecent card and topped that with a pearl to match.

Supplies :

Image,backing paper and border : Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom from Willow Designs
Mediums : ProMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Frosted Lace Stickles
Card : Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Woodware Seagull Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Snowflake from Marianne Design Circle Frame Set,Bigshot
To Embellish : Flat backed pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts and Me : Christmas non-traditonal colours (blue & green – yeah,know they should never be seen!)
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft shop : Winter Wonderland
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Tandastamps : Christmas
Craft Room Challenge : Punches & Die Cuts
Crafty Sentiments : Christmas
LEJ Designs Seasons Greetings
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Punches/Dies
Corrosive Challenges : Flutter by (wings)
Glitter n Sparkle : Things with Wings
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Cold and Frosty
Robyn`s Fetish : Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar : November Wrap up warm for winter
Avadares : Christmas/Hanakkah
Fun with Shapes & More : The 1st Snow

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Tagging along fairy-ly

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

I’ve also set the theme of ‘Tag You’re It !’.Add a tag to your card,make a tag,or even a matching set.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.

Well I’ve pushed the boat out and created a card with a matching tag,had to really as it was all my big idea,featuring Fairy Dance digital stamp from Willow Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers and been given Glamour Dust wings.I made both bases for the card and tag with kraft card and layered up some Polly Pickleberry CD-rom papers onto some coordinating card.I stamped a couple of sentiments and added one to tag to tie onto my card.The other is the focal point of the tag,embellished with some teeny star gems and more Glamour Dust.I picked out the aqua colour highlights from the bird backing paper and twisted two shades of floss together.The ribbon is from atop I bought.It’s the pieces that hold clothes on the hanger.Not sure how I manage it but no matter how much ribbon I buy it’s always these that match a project perfectly 😀

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Dance digital stamp from Willow Designs
Papers : Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs
Sentiments : Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate
Mediums : Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers,Rosebud Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,Crystal Glamour Dust 
Card : Papermania 12 x12 Kraft Pack,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,X-Cut Dielicious  Ornate Frame Nesting Dies,Sizzix Bigz Tags Scallops,Big Shot,Crop-A-Dile
To Embellish :We R Memory Keepers Aqua Floss,We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Ribbon recycled from a top
 

Here’s a couple of closer views of the card and tag :

 

 
 

Some challenges :

Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Little Red Wagon : Coloring
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Sentiments
Paper Shelter Challenge : Fairies and Elves
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of Layers
Anything Goes Challenge  : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine :  Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Fantasy
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Do It Digi
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Tag or Invitation (Tag only entered)
Cupcake Craft : Get Krafty
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Squigglefly : Ribbon & Bows
There’s Magic in the Air : Pretty in Pink
Creative Inspirations Paint : Any Sketches ( My own from Willow Sketchie Challenge…lol)
Dream Valley Challenges : Glitter and Bling
Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter/Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes 
Pile It On : Make It Sparkle
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts : Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girls  : Add Sparkle
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges : Anything but a Card (Tag only entered)
Alphabet Challenge : T for Tags

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 
 

‘Owl’ sparkle festively

The lovely Kelly is hosting the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.We have a sketch that our former DT Coordinator Hazel has kindly allowed us to use :

The theme is Festive Sparkle and Shine.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 an image and paper from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom from Willow Designs.Perfect Present has been coloured with ProMarkers but not just any old ProMarkers.The colours are from across all 4 packs of the Limited Edition ones.The backing paper has been given a coating of Spray & Sparkle.On the image I’ve added Liquid Pearls to the furry trims on his hat and sprinkled with Glamour Dust.The spots on his hat and present have been enhanced with a Souffle pen.The glint in his eyes has been created with some 3D Crystal Lacquer and some Glamour Dust has been applied to the bow on his pressie.For extra sparkle and shine some gems have been added to the corners of the image panel.I think you might be able to tell I had a little fun with this one 😀

Now for some more fun…of the Halloween kind…

With the kids dressing up for Trick or Treat our dear doggy Socks thought if it’s good enough for them it’s certainly good enough for her!She gets so excited when she gets to join in too.I added the effects in PicMonkey.Mind you I’m not sure if she really is that scary…you can still see the kindness and affection in her eyes.She’s such a sweetie…

And one last pic of something else I made for Halloween :

Can’t take credit for the design tho’.That’s courtesy of Pumpkin Masters.

Card making supplies :

Image and Paper : Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom  from Willow Designs
Mediums : Limited Edition ProMarkers,White Opal Liquid Pearls, Crystal Glamour Dust,3D Crystal Lacquer,Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish,Sakura White Souffle Pen
Card : Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-Cut guillotine
To Embellish : Square gems from stash

Some challenges this is for :

ABC Christmas Challenge : Vibrant Colours
Crafts and Me : Bling
Divas by Design : Festive (Christmas)
I Love Promarkers : Cute
My Mum’s Craft shop : Bold and Bright
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Sparkly
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Inks & Such – Anything Goes
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday : Free For All
Ooh La La Creations : Christmas
One Stitch At A Time : Make 1 for Christmas 
Totally Gorjuss : Things with Wings
Crafty Ann’s : Christmas
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 
 
 

Stocking up for Christmas

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 Christmas in October.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 Keeping Warm clear stamp from Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and whitened his bobble,the stocking trim and spots with a white Souffle pen.It does add a minimal amount of  texture but the camera has failed to pick it up.I’ve teamed him with some quite funky papers and used my fave Punch Around the Page set.It’s kind of hard to describe how I made the corner pieces…I punched two corners  of a piece of green cardstock then trimmed them down at right angles.No real technique nor clever measuring,just eye balled it.I added two sizes of flat backed pearls for the berries.

The reasoning behind my post title is because I’m making a desperate attempt to get my Christmas cards completed in plenty of time instead of my usual mad scramble to get them in the mail on the last day of posting!I’m sure you’ve never been in that position…right? 😉 I’ve not counted how many I’ve made as DT cards but I know I have 4 finished cards (yes that many LOL).I have 16 others in various stages of completion.I have to say I’ve had to keep them really simple in an effort to keep the postage costs down 😦 Not had them weighed or measured yet…so hoping they don’t fall in the large letter category.Curse you Royal Mail  for quashing our creativity!

Supplies :

Image : Keeping Warm clear stamp from Willow Designs
Sentiment : Dovecraft stamp (I think?)
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,ProMarkers,Sakura White Souffle pen
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Holly Leaves Punch Around the Page set
To Embellish : Flat backed pearls from stash
 

Some challenges this is for :

ABC Christmas Challenge : U  for Up to You
I Love Promarkers : Christmas
The Perfect Sentiment : Christmas Critters
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge :  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : I need a P (use things beginning with P) – Punches,pearls,polka dots,pattern,papers,ProMarkers
Ooh La La Creations :  Christmas Sentiment 
PanPastel UK Challenge : Animals 
The Crafty Pad : Use an Animal 
One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Anything Goes
Jingle Belles : Living Creature
QKR Stampede : Animals
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
 
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x
 

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