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

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Nutty about dancing ;)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy 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 coloured up Dancing Squirrel by Fabrika Fantasy with Polychromos Pencils on kraft card.I chose some pretty papers and the brown flowery strip is glittered.I created a banner with letters from the same set and some jute twine.I dug out a scallop border punch and my paper distresser too.I threaded a wooden butterfly button with more of the same twine and popped it on my card.

Supplies :

Image : Dancing Squirrel by Fabrika Fantasy

Medium : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 Pad,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Wooden Butterfly Button & Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Animals

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Add a Butterfly

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique :  Furry Friends

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  :  Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Challenges : Animals

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Don’t bug me – it’s Spring!

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I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

For my card I’ve printed this sweet image from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris onto kraft card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils.They really lend themselves beautifully to this technique.The white highlights on the bug are also in pencil.I’d usually add them with gel pen as I found it difficult to get it to show over the layers of colour.Then I had a ‘moment’…it suddenly dawned on me to draw them in where I wanted them to be first!Once I’d added the colour in I just sharpened it up a bit with the white pencil.Now,why hadn’t I thought of that before…please,don’t answer that – it’s rhetorical 😛 The blending has been done by pencil alone.Except for the Periwinkle glow around her.Blending solution and a paper stump to soften.I chose these papers from the Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers also from the store.They coordinate perfectly 🙂 I printed the sentiment,from the Ladybugs set, onto kraft too and made some daisies to match the image to finish the whole thing off and not a die cut in sight.Everything has been punched!

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Card : Kraft from Stash,Black,White & Green Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Critters and Creatures  : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Butterflies are our friends,cupcake :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Mother’s Day.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.

As soon as I saw the delightful Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs I knew I wanted to make something special with her (or at least I hope that’s what I’ve managed to do?!).I found this fantastic tutorial on how to make a Cupcake Gift Purse/Box on From My Craft Room and another to make a Faux Cupcake as a little gift to go inside :

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The instructions called for a styrofoam ball or some florists foam but as I didn’t have either to hand I trimmed down a segment from a Cadbury’s Egg ‘n’ Spoon  carton.This also kind of cut the middle man out as in the directions it showed to adhere the flowers in place,holding them with a pin until the glue dried.I just took the pins and after colouring the pearl tops with a Copic Marker stuck the flowers where I wanted them,filling any gaps with leaves.As this is glued into the case and it won’t be handled by small children I’m sure nobody will get hurt 😉 I have a big pot of these pins so it’s not like I’m going to miss any 😛 I also took one and added a metal butterfly spacer bead.

I coloured up Butterfly Friends with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,trying to capture a furry feel,before fussy cutting and positioning her on the front.This was a lot of fun to make and altho’ it looked a little daunting it really wasn’t that difficult 😀

Supplies :

Image : Butterfly Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Stamp Set Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

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

Card & Other : Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass &  Worn Lipstick,Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack

Tools : X- Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Woodware Large Corner Lever Punch,Craft Knife,Nestabilities Standard Square Large & Standard Circle Large,Nellie’s Multi-Frame Die Set Squares,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Tag Die from Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Decoupage Scissors,Big Shot

To Embellish : Pins,Metal Butterfly Spacer Bead& Paper Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Deep Ocean Challenge : Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Flower Power

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes

Paper Minutes : Bears

Papertake Weekly : In the Garden

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : Animals

AuroraWings Challenge : Flowers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Eureka Stamps : Flowers

Get Creative Challenges : For the Ladies or Mother’s Day

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Whoopsi Daisy : Things with Wings

Come and Get It Got Flowers?

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Special Lady

Pile It On  : Cute Animal

Sentimental Sundays : Happy Mother’s Day / Really Girly

That Craft Place : Tags

A Gem of a Challenge : More Than One Fold

Allsorts : Diecuts,more than two

Catch The Bug : In the Garden

Crafty Calendar : Things with Wings

Di’s Digis Designs : Load on those Flowers

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Has Sprung

Craft for the Craic : Wings

Fussy and Fancy : Lots of Flowers

Polkadoodles : Things with Wings

The Stamping Boutique : Die Cut or Punch

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes/Spring Fever

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

A Krafty Wish :)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is a Sketch Challenge.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.

Here’s a sneak peek of the sketch :

Isn’t Isobel – Flower Fairy by Crafty Sentiments Designs just the sweetest and most gorgeous of creatures.I coloured her on kraft with Polychromos Pencils,adding a little white gel pen and Glamour Dust then fussy cutting her.I recently treated myself to these lovely papers,flowers and stamps (after wanting them for soooo long).Cut the border with Spellbinders Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities using this insert with them for the first time even tho’ I’ve had them for about 3 years!!Deffo gonna use ’em more often,but then I say that about everything 😉 Buttons and twine from stash complete the look.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Flower Fairy 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,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft 12 x 12 Value Paper Pack More Or Less,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12 x 12 Tumbled Glass & Dried Marigold,Kraft from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Nestabilities Large Classic Squares & Postage Stamps,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Paper Blossoms Peach,Buttons & Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Things with Wings

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy : Flowers

The Corrosive Challenges : Hip to be Square

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Daughters/Girls

Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Use Kraft Card

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Add Some Sparkle

Die Cut Divas : In the Garden

Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Flowers

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Little Claire’s : April – Use Kraft Card

My Time to Craft : Spring Flowers 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Things with Wings

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes or Lots of Layers

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

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Flowers

DRS Designs : Bloomin’ Beautiful (Use Flowers)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Life’s a picnic – No Josh-in’

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It’s Crafty Sentiments Designs New Releases Day 5 Preview.There will be 5 fantastic new rubber stamps over at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 25th February.

Here’s a little sneak peek of Josh – Picnic.Such a great image with those warmer months approaching and a good all rounder too – there’s so much scope with this.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and gone for a pretty rustic,woodsy feel to my card.Lots of kraft,distressed edges,raffia lace ribbon,wooden button threaded with jute twine,a cluster of die cut greenery and….a squashed bottle cap!Well,a beer one to be precise.Hubby donates me quite a few of these so I put them to a better purpose 🙂

If you haven’t seen the previous New Release Preview Days  I suggest you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog and check out my fellow Teamies  amazing creations.You will not be disappointed!!

 

Supplies :

Image : Josh – Picnic by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments :  ‘Yum’ from Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Design Set,’Just for You’ ticket part of a Wee Stamps magazine freebie set

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

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Kraft from stash, Green Bazzill Basics

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2,Swirl from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame,Big Shot,EK Success Dotted Waves Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch

To Embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Wooden Button and Jute Twine all from stash, Recycled Bottle Cap

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Incy Wincy Designs : Distressing

My Craft Creations  : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Add Something Green

Perfectly Rustics : Little Boy or Girl

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Layer It On

Crafty Calendar :Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : All things Kraft / Homespun / Recycled

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Use Kraft

Crafting for all Seasons : Dies and/or Punches

Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Paper Piecing

Simon Says Stamp : Add A Little Texture

Whimsy Inspiration : Use A Sentiment

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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