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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Jaffa the Giraffe

Morning All. Have you seen the fabulous Children’s challenge we have running? If not you can find all the details here.

Unfortunately Mr 7, Miss 4 and I started the Summer holidays with some nasty sore throats so we didn’t get chance to join in at the start of the challenge, but we’re back to crafting now and here is a card Elliot (Mr 7) made for his cousin for her birthday.

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He used Jaffa Giraffe, but he wanted a big and little Giraffe inside a heart so I merged two images and shrunk one smaller before printing and he drew the heart by hand.

Thanks for stopping by

Elliot &Lisa

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Christmas Post

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Evening all. It’s time new challenge over at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. The theme is always Anything Goes but you have to use an All Dressed Up image.

I’ve made another Christmas card and I’ve used Christmas Post:

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…..I will have enough made on time time this year!!

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Supplies:

  • Image: Christmas Post  from All Dressed Up
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir
  • DP: Dovecraft
  • Card: Red Card, Kraft Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Dies & Punches: MFT Scalloped Stitched Edge Dies, Spellbinder Deckled Edge Rectangles and La La Land Holly Flourish Die
  • Stamps: Sentiment from a Lili of the Valley Clear Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Gems and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Monday, 14 August 2017

Christmas Helper

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Afternoon all! When I was poorly at the start of the month I missed the new release at Crafty Sentiments Designs, I’d already coloured the images and they were so cute (and Christmas too) that as soon as I was feeling better I knew I had to get them made into cards.

First up is My Christmas Helper:

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I have been practicing with my watercolour pencils again.

Supplies:

  • Image: My Christmas Helper from Crafty Sentiments Designs
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir  AquaBlend Pencils and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
  • DP: DCWV Christmas Stack
  • Card: Green Card, White Card and Watercolour Card 
  • Sentiment: From a Lili of the Valley Clear Stamp Set 
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinder Regal Circle Dies, Spellbinders Plain Circle Dies and MFT Stitched Scalloped Border Dies
  • Embellishments: Gems, Doodling, Wooden Candy Cane, Chipboard Heart and Bow

If you would like to see some more fabulous inspiration using this gorgeous new image please hop across to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 11 August 2017

Let’s Dance

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Me again! Two posts today, and this time is for the new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge.

We are sponsored this time by Scrap N' Dipity and I’ve used all three images from the Sally Scribble Ballerina set:

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She looks like she’s dancing.

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Supplies:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Please pop across to the Colour Crazy Challenge and see the inspiration from the rest of team.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Summer Flower

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Hello all and happy Friday! It’s time for a brand new challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and even though it’s Anything Goes the team are showing some creations along the theme of Summer.

For my make today I’ve used the fabulous Regal Peacock Stamp Soup Set:

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It’s a little different to my usual style but I had loads of fun creating it, even the children joined in and enjoyed creating with the stamps.  

Supplies:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by and if you haven’t already don’t forget to signup to the Polkadoodles newsletter….you may get discounts and special offers from time to time Smile

Lisa

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

The Blog Hop is now finished and there was a lucky commenter who wins a $5 voucher and the lucky winner is Bernadet of http://cardsbybernadet.blogspot.co.uk/.  I’ve posted this same message in the Tiddly Inks FB Group so if you could PM your email address we’ll sort out your prize Smile

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Hello All today is our Tiddly Inks Blog Hop and we have a whole bunch of DT and guest designers joining in, and we hope YOU will join in too!

The hop will be taking place all day today, starting now, and all you need to do to join in is to visit Tiddly Inks Blog Hop 'Fun with Animals' blog post.

Here is my card and it just had to be another Christmas Card:

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While you are hopping don’t forget to leave comments as there are lot’s of prizes on offer……there are 5 gift certificates worth $5 each placed throughout the designers blogs, which will be randomly won by a commenter on that blog and the more blogs in the hop that you comment on the more chances you have to win. In addition, two blogger participants will be selected from the Inlinkz list (announced August 13) to receive a $10 gift voucher.  Here’s a list of the participants:

http://delphinesplace.blogspot.fr

http://huhsothisisablog.blogspot.ca

http://www.haystackcards.com

https://stampingdeets.blogspot.com

https://craftingbelle.blogspot.com

http://anna-sigga.blogspot.is

http://lizland.net

https://12inkypawprints.blogspot.com

http://cardsbyrbowen.blogspot.com

https://tinkerbell1810.blogspot.co.uk

http://sweetcherrycards.blogspot.com

http://kellyscolouradventures.blogspot.co.uk

http://juliegleeson34.blogspot.com.au

http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com

http://juliescraftyspot.blogspot.com

http://theunexpectedcrafter.blogspot.com

https://kentcrafter.co.uk

http://penny-buschcreations.blogspot.com.au

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Supplies:

  • Image: Cool Cat & Dapper Dog from Tiddly Inks
  • Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
  • Stamp: From a Lili of the Valley Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Card/Paper: Red Card, Kraft Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • DP: From a Lili of the Valley Pad (retired)
  • Dies/Punches: Nellie Snellen Pierced Oval Multiframe Dies, Quickutz Gingerbread dies and an MS Snowflake Punch
  • Embellishments: Gems and Doodling

Now don’t forget to hop over to the Tiddly Inks Blog Hop 'Fun with Animals' post for more details and to join in.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Butterfly Wishes

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Evening all. We have a new challenge in progress at the Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group and our theme this month is Anything Goes or Die Cuts.

For today’s card I’ve used the beautiful Butterfly Wishes:

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I was having a play with the layout and thought the image looked fabulous placed slightly off the edge of the paper.

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And just a wee bit of colouring on Kraft….I am addicted!

Supplies:

  • Image: Butterfly Wishes from Conie Fong 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir
    • Will add later….my list has gone walkies
  • DP: Melissa Frances
  • Card: Pink Card and Neenah Desert Storm Card
  • Dies & Punches: CC Designs Butterfly Dies and Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Dies
  • Sentiment: From Lili of the Valley
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Pearls and Doodling

For inspiration from the rest of the team and to join us in our challenge be sure to check out the Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Anyone for an Ice Cream

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Morning all. I have a busy day ahead of me, as me my Mum and my Niece are making her wedding invitations today.

Anyhoo, over at A Gem of a Challenge it’s the Pinks turn to host the challenge and we have a fabulous theme of ‘Birthday Wishes’, but before I get to my card I wanted to let you know we are having a Summer Children’s Challenge and you can find all the details in the pinned post in the Pink Gem Designs DT & Friends Facebook Group .

So today I have used the super sweet Chloe with Ice Cream:

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And some nice summery colours and papers.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Chloe with Ice Cream from Pink Gem Designs 
  • Colouring Medium: Copics
  • Card: Green Card, Orange Card, Pink Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • DP: Dovecraft Garden Party 6x6 Paper Pad
  • Dies & Punches: Whiff of Joy Fence Die, CC Designs Flower Dies, Memory Box Lorelei Outline Leaf Die and an X-Cut Square Punch
  • Sentiment: From a Paula Pascual Personal Impressions Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
  • Embellishments: Pearls and Glitter Glue

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 4 August 2017

Hanging the Wreath

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Hello all. Sorry for the quietness here on the blog but I have had a pretty awful week and a half. Halfway through our day out at Legoland I started feeling poorly and after a trip to the doctors turns out I had Strep Throat and a Sinus infection all at the same time and it really did leave me feeling very poorly.

I’m starting to feel more or less back to normal, although I still feel quite tired, so for my make for Polkadoodles this week I have kept it very clean and simple with some colouring and simple mat and layering.

This uses the August Stamp of the Month:

Winnie Christmas

Supplies:

  • Image: August Stamp of the Month by Polkadoodles
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir
  • Card: Kraft Card, Red Card and Neenah Solar White Card  
  • Dies & Punches: Tonic Studios Scalloped Square Layering Dies
  • Embellishments: Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa

Monday, 24 July 2017

Party Frock

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Evening all. It’s officially the start of the Summer Holidays! Mr 7 finished up on Friday but we had Miss 4’s preschool leavers service at our local Church today before the Holiday’s got properly underway. And to kick things off we are having a movie evening (watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and off to Legoland tomorrow….I think I’m more excited than the Children.

Anyhoo, back to the point of my post is that one of my favourite shops Noor Design UK are having a design team call and although my style isn’t the most frou frou (for want of better words) I love the papers, embellishments, dies etc that they sell. and couldn’t resist trying out.

First up is a picture of my card and I’ve used an All Dressed Up image which can be found as a rubber stamp here:

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I love making Easel cards, but (and I know I always say it) they are a bit tricky to photo:

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The papers are by Craftwork Cards and were part of a previous Crafteezzee collection.

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Now Tracy has asked us a little about ourselves, something I find hard, but here goes…..I’m a stay at home Mum to Mr 7 and Miss 4, and as of September Miss 4 will be starting school so I will have a little more time for crafting (but shush don’t tell Hubby)! I’m not ashamed to say I’m addicted to crafting and barely a day goes by when I don’t craft or colour in or both.

As I said above I don’t think my style is quite as embellished/layered as Tracy’s lovely team, a style I admire but just can’t achieve , but I think I would be able to show the products in a different way.

Ooops quick edit….forgot to say what social media I’m on: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Right that’s enough waffle and I’ll just leave you with the supplies.

Supplies:

  • Image:  Love that Dress rubber stamp by LDRS from Noor Design UK 
  • Colouring Medium: Copics (I coloured this one a while ago and don’t have my little list of colours)
  • Card: Lilac Card, Grey Card, Centura Pearl Fresh White Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • DP: Craftwork Cards from a Noor Design UK Crafteezee collection
  • Sentiment: From a Lili of the Valley Stamp Set
  • Ink: Archival Cobalt Blue Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Nellie Snellen Pierced Oval Multiframes and a Precious Marieke Fantastic Flower Square Frame
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Gems, Pearls, Chipboard Open Hearts, Paper Flowers and Chiffon Rose Lace

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Summer Fun

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Afternoon All. We have had some fabulous new images  released at All Dressed Up this month. Say hello to Day Dreaming, Holiday Girl, Mermaid Kisses and Jam Jars:

My first card that I made for inspiration over at the All Dressed Up FB Group  uses Mermaid Kisses:

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And my second card for inspiration over on the blog uses Holiday Girl:

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Supplies:

Don’t forget to hop across to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and the All Dressed Up FB Group and take a look at the rest of the new release inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Fun in the Sun

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Afternoon all. We had a busy day yesterday as it was Miss 4’s Preschool Sports Day and the Preschools 10th Birthday Celebrations. So I had a lazy evening watching Bridget Jones Baby. And after a little lie in and lazy lunch I’m about to get crafty, but first I thought I would share another sneaky peak.

There are new Cherry Green stamps that will be launching on Hochanda on 26th July and today I have another make to show you, this time a phone case:

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I stamped the image onto tissue paper and very carefully coloured it with Spectrum AquaBlend Pencils, using only the teeny tiniest amount of water to Blend the Colours.

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I then very carefully stuck the coloured tissue paper into the phone case with a generous amount o Ranger Glossy Accents.

Supplies:

  • Image: Frankie Ball Games by Cherry Green at Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum AquaBlend -
    • Carmine, Citrus Yellow, Lagoon, Midnight Blue, Sky Blue, Cherrywood, Sorrell, Beeswax, Bison, Cherry, Soft Red, Carrot, Papaya, Wild Orchid, Hyacinth, Azalea, /apricot, Charcoal Brown, Ginger, Tobacco, Fossil Grey, Coral, Ebony and Iron Grey
  • Ink: Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Card/Paper: Tissue Paper

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 21 July 2017

Mermaid Kisses

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Morning All! It’s Fab Friday over at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and decided it was about time I made another Mermaid tag.

I’ve had this little cutie from the Amy and her Mini Mermaid Friends coloured up for quite a while:

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I have nearly complete the little set of tags, I just have one more mermaid to go.

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I coloured the watery background with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and although it doesn’t show in the photo it gives a nice shimmery effect.

Supplies:

  • Image: Amy and her mini Mermaid Friends from Tiddly Inks
  • Colouring Medium: Copics and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
  • DP:
  • Card: Blue Card, Mint Card, Terracotta Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Sentiment: From a Crafters Companion stamp set 
  • Ink: VersaFine ‘Onyx Black’ Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Gems, Raffia Twine, Canvas and Cheesecloth

Don’t forget to hop across to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to see some more fabulous Tiddly Inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Thursday, 20 July 2017

By the Sea

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Morning all. I have a sneaky peak today of some new Cherry Green stamps that will be launching on Hochanda on 26th July at 10am.

I tried something a little out of my comfort zone on this make. I wanted to incorporate stamp into a picture:

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I found the old canvas picture in a charity shop for £1…bargain. So I painted over it with a mix of emulsion tester pots and acrylics to create the background. I then stamped in the little girl with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and painted her in flat block colours (painting over the details). Once dry I re-stamped the girl to add back the details, which I enhanced with ColourBlend pencils.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Frankie Water Edges by Cherry Green at Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Emulsion Testerpots, Gesso, Acrylic Paint and Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils: Raspberry, Anemone, Copper, Pewter, White, Auburn, Daffodil, Clementine, Peach, Redcurrant and Pink Blush

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Tick Tock

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Evening all. I have something a little different to show you today…..a clock! I have had a little play with some Crafters Companion Colorista goodies to make samples for a QVC Germany TV show that is airing on 25th July.

This pattern would have made a lovely card but I wanted to show it used in a different way.

I started with a Balsa wood circle and the first thing I did was to drill a hole for the clock mechanism. I then painted with crackle paint, before covering with a circle from the colouring page and adding glitter Thicker numbers (which I also coloured with the Colorista markers).

The pages from this book are wonderful and even have glitter on them!

Supplies:

  • Image: Colourista Floral Bouquet A4 PAd
  • Colouring Medium: Colorista Marker Pen Set 1-6: Sorbet, Pear Green, Pistachio, Pale Mint, Hot Pink, Magenta, Rose Blush and Forest Green
  • Card: Core’Dinations Card
  • Embellishments: Thickers Alpha Stickers and Clock Mechanism

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Hello Lovely

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Afternoon all. I have a card today using the two new 12 pencil sets of Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

This one features a fabulous stamp by Cherry Green called Hydrangea Garden:

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Such a lovely stamp.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Hydrangea Garden  by Cherry Green at Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir ColourBlend 12 Pencil Sets - Soft Tints and Bold Brights:
    • Gold Finch, Candle Glow, Pollen, Sea Grass, Lagoon, Jade Silk, Ladybug, Cupid and Pearl Blush
  • Card: Premium Pencil Pad, Kraft Card Cream Polkadot Card and Cream Card
  • Sentiment: From a Cherry Green stamp set
  • Ink & EP: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad, Pink Petunia VersaMagic and Aloe Vera VersaMagic
  • Dies & Punches: Swirl Die (Magazine Freebie)
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Pearls and Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

A Time for Giving

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Evening all. We have a fabulous challenge this month in the Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group….. Christmas in July! If you don’t quite as excited as me by Christmas you do still get to play along as the theme is optional and the challenge is anything goes.

I love penguins so couldn’t resist using the adorable Snowy Delivering Presents:

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I may have just treated myself to some new Edge/Border dies from the fabulous Dies to Die For, so I need to try them out

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Supplies:

For inspiration from the rest of the team and to join us in our challenge be sure to check out the Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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