Seeing Eye to Eye ;)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page¬† ūüė¶¬†¬†**

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Bingo!(check blog for board).We have the fabulous Zap Pow Designs¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Rather than go down the Halloween route with Noah,The Lil Monster¬†by¬†¬†Zap Pow Designs¬†I made a quirky¬†¬†friendship card – or maybe that should be fiendship card ūüėČ First I opened him up in Word,then after resizing and copying,flipped him horizontally,positioned just so and finally Grouped to make one picture.I decided to do some fun paper piecing with him/them!The paper was a lovely,thick quality so I cut the eye section out using a craft knife to give extra dimension.As Noah has such defined lines it made him a dream to cut out and being able to do so carefully it means I have leftovers to make another pair ūüôā To overcome the problem of them each having a coloured tooth I filled in over the paper with a white gel pen.Their eyes have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.The hearts are brads positioned over the original drawn ones.The line I chose from the Bingo Board is ¬†Twine,Image and Brads.

It’s kinda funny when the kids say our dog is “Mummy’s best friend”,as opposed to man’s,because she devotes her days to following me,whimpering and scratching at any door that comes between us I call her “Mummy’s best fiend”.

Here’s a little story about said “fiend”.Whilst shopping I thought I would get my poor left behind Socks a treat.When I got back¬†I’d just brought the last bag of
shopping in and got ready to unpack only to find somebody had already started!

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In¬†moments like these you cant help but say “Oh,what have you done?”

Not liking being in trouble with her Mummy she crawled across the floor on her belly and ended up trying her hardest to get me to forgive her with a tickle under the chin.

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But,of course,you can’t resist a little face like that,can you?!¬†‚ô•

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I suppose at least she only took what was hers and not the bar of chocolate I’d bought as a treat for myself ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Noah,The Lil Monster by Zap Pow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Large Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brads,Jute Twine from stash

 Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting At the Weekend :  Anything Goes
 Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Lia Stampz Challenge : Spooky Cute
Oddball Art Stamps: Halloween, Spooky, Creepy, ETC.
Seemacrafts : Something Scary
The Sisters of Craft :  Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge : Favourite Fibre and Why РJute Twine.The texture,the look.So versatile.It can be wrapped,looped,knotted,tied in a bow or threaded through buttons.It gives a rustic edge to your makes and teams up so well with kraft card too.Just ♥ it!
CCEE Stampers : Ghouls, Ghosts and Monsters
Creative Moments :Anything Goes/Recipe Challenge (just Anything Goes)
Divas by Design : Texture (twine,card blank is textured card,distressed edges)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination : Anything goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Friendship
Paper Shelter Challenge :  Monsters/Mythical Beings
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†¬†Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

An Octi-cal Illusion ;)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page¬†ūüė¶¬†¬†**

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†this week the challenge is Citrus/Tropical Colours.We have the fabulous¬†Zap Pow Designs¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

So,I had a little fun with You Octi-Pi Our Heart by Zap Pow Designs¬†ūüôā I paper pieced him with some funky patterned paper and then coloured over his spots and tentacles.I then printed him out again onto card and coloured and cut out his glasses and bow tie.These were shaped a little then adhered using foam tape for some extra dimension.The lenses in his glasses have been give a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer.For the spotty background I punched out two sizes of circles from scrap card in my stash.The sentiment,included with the octo nerd,has also been hand coloured and cut into a banner shape before adding a couple of dew drops.Originally clear these have been tinted to match in with the card.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment: You Octi-Pi Our Heart by Zap Pow Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Other  Medium : 3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP past freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock
Tools :¬†Woodware 1‚ÄĚ & 1 1/2″ Circle Punches,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large &¬†Nestabilities¬†Classic Scalloped Circles¬†Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cur Craft Knife
To Embellish : Clear Dew Drops from stash (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker)

Some challenges I would like to enter with this card :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
A Gem of a Challenge : Any Animal
Allsorts : Splish Splash Splosh
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Super Scraps Saturday
My Time to Craft :  Paper Piecing
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spotty and Dotty
Cut it Up : Under The Sea
QKR Stampede : Paper Piecing
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty¬†:¬†Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp :¬†Clear (3D Crystal Lacquer – not sure if the dew drops count as I’ve coloured them)
Digi Choosday Challenge : Punches and/or Die Cuts
 Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Water
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday : Colours Of Summer

Thanks for looking

Lisa x