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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Full Bloom

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Morning all! I have another card made with the new stamps Crafters Companion are bringing to Hochanda on Thursday.

The stamps are designed by Stacey Barrass and there are two floral sets ‘Perfect Peony’ and ‘Beautiful Bloom’, two sets with birds ‘Little Birdie’ and ‘Find Your Wings’ and two sentiments sets ‘In Full Bloom’ and ‘Better Together’

This is one of the cards I have made with the stamp set ‘Beautiful Bloom’

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I tried a slightly different technique on this one. I inked the stamp using Spectrum Noir AquaMarkers and stamped. I then used a waterbrush to pull the colour in from the stamped lines. It looked pretty but didn’t pop, so I over stamped with black ink and think it looks much better. 

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Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Monday, 24 April 2017

Earth Music

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Morning all! The Easter Break is over so it’s back to the routine of school runs and things today.

So with a quick cuppa in hand before the hustle and bustle starts I thought I would pop on and share another make with the new stamps Crafters Companion are bringing to Hochanda on Thursday.

If you didn’t see yesterday’s post they are designed by Stacey Barrass and there are two floral sets ‘Perfect Peony’ and ‘Beautiful Bloom’, two sets with birds ‘Little Birdie’ and ‘Find Your Wings’ and two sentiments sets ‘In Full Bloom’ and ‘Better Together’

This is one of the cards I have made with the stamp set ‘Find Your Wings’

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I love those feathery wings! 

I have watercoloured this one using Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils. I’ve just use the Essentials Set of AquaBlend pencils and although it was a challenge I love the earthy/natural look it has given to the image.   

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Originally I had the image against a white background but it looked a little too stark, so I created some light stripes with pencils and dragged the colour with a Clear Sparkle Pen.

And the background bird for the sentiment was stamped in pale grey ink and the coloured pulled in with a waterbrush.

Supplies:

  • Image: Find Your Wings A6 Stamp Set by Stacey Barrass from Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum AquaBlend Pencils - Essentials Set:
    • Ebony
    • Iron Grey
    • Ginger
    • Tobacco
    • Nutmeg
    • Squash
    • Apricot
    • Black Umber
    • Coral
    • Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Card: Watercolour Card, Matt Black Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Kraft Card 
  • Sentiment: From the ‘Better Together’ Stamp Set
  • Ink: Archival Jet Black Inkpad and Distress Pumice Stone Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Pearls and Chipboard Hearts

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Beautiful Bloom

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Afternoon all! We are almost at the end of the Easter Holidays and I’m having a nice lazy Sunday afternoon, while Hubby is taking Mr 7 to his Beavers St Georges Day Parade.

I thought I would pop on and tell you about the new stamps Crafters Companion are bringing to Hochanda on Thursday. They are designed by Stacey Barrass and there are two floral sets ‘Perfect Peony’ and ‘Beautiful Bloom’, two sets with birds ‘Little Birdie’ and ‘Find Your Wings’ and two sentiments sets ‘In Full Bloom’ and ‘Better Together’

This is one of the cards I have made with the stamp set ‘Beautiful Bloom’

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Aren’t those flowers amazing? I have watercoloured them using Spectrum Noir AquaMarkers.

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And I thought they would look fabulous popped against the black

Supplies:

  • Image: Beautiful Bloom A6 Stamp Set by Stacey Barrass from Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum AquaMarkers
    • Burgundy (Primary),
    • Begonia (Floral),
    • Moss (Essentials),
    • Sea Green (Nature)
    • Marigold (Floral)
  • Card: Watercolour Card, Matt Black Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Kraft Card 
  • Sentiment: From the ‘In Full Bloom’ Stamp Set
  • Ink: Archival Jet Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Pearls and Chipboard Hearts

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Pretty in Plaits

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Evening all. We have some more inspiration of  this months new images Wendy has added to the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop. There is Happy 40th, 50th and 60th (you get all three images), Pretty in Plaits, Spring Walks and Butterfly Bunny:

Earlier in the month I shared some inspiration for the All Dressed up FB Group using Butterfly Bunny and this time round, for the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog, I’ve used Pretty in Plaits:

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Dug out a favourite paper pad to use with this image:

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Supplies:

  • Image: Pretty in Plaits from All Dressed Up
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Makers (unless mention otherwise)
    • Skin: Illustrators TN8, EB1, FS7, FS8, FS9; Original DP2, DP1, PP2, PP1
    • Hair: EB8, EB5, EB3, RB2
    • Pink: AP4, AP2, AP1, MG1
    • Red: CR9, CR7, CR1
    • Yellow: GY5, GY4, GY3, GY1
    • Green: AG4
    • Clear Sparkle Pen
  • DP: DecoTime
  • Card: Green Card, Kraft Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Stamps: Teenage Girl Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
  • Ink: VersaFine ‘Onyx Black’ Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Dies, Magnolia Old Swedish Lace Die and Elegant Nest Dies from Polkadoodles
  • Embellishments: UTEE Bows (made with my melt pot) and pearls

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

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 21 April 2017

Catty Couple

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Guess who? Yup me again and I promise this is the third and last post today Winking smile 

We have a new challenge starting over at Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we are being sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis and I got to work with Hanging Around for You:

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I thought this image would make a fun Anniversary card.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Hanging Around for You from Knitty Kitty Digis  
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers
    • Sun: GY4, GY2, GY3, GY1
    • Sky: VB1, BT1, IB1, Blender
    • Left Cat: TN9, TN7, TN6, TN4, BO1
    • Right Cat: RB6, EB3, BO3, BO2, BO1
    • Branch: EB8, EB7, EB6, RB2, RB1
    • Leaves: DG4, AG5, AG4, AG2
    • Hearts: DR7, CR9, CR8, CR7
    • Ears: Ap2
  • DP: Craft Creations Gingham Paper
  • Card: Kraft Card, Rust Card and Copic X-Press Blending Card
  • Sentiment: From a Clearly Besotted stamp set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black inkpad
  • Dies: Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Rectangle Dies and MFT Dienamics Blueprint 27 Dies
  • Embellishments: Pearls and a wooden heart

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Fairy Noel

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Hello again! Second post for today and this one is for the brand new challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. As always it’s Anything Goes but we are showing you creations made using Deign Sheets.

For my make today I’ve used one of the fabulous design sheets in the Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs Full Download Collection:

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It’s nice to have some super flat Christmas cards for posting but it can be hard keeping them interesting, so I thought I would make a z fold card. 

  Supplies:

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

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Don’t forget to pop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog for some more fabulous inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa

Fight Like a Girl

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Morning All! It’s Fab Friday over at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

I know most of my crafty friends will know about my absolutely wonderful Tiddly Inks teamie Lou’s ( Loopy Lou's Loopy Thoughts) cancer journey. Well tomorrow she is beginning her Chemo and I wanted to use Fight Like a Girl to make this for her and anyone else who is fighting this horrid disease:

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Isn’t the image fabulous. Christy from Tiddly Inks drew it specially for Lou.

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And I thought it was quite fitting to pair such a a strong image with some nice girly colours.

Supplies:

  • Image: Fight Like a Girl from Tiddly Inks
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers
    • Skin: Illustrators TN8, EB1, FS7, FS8, FS9; Original PP2, PP1, DP2, DP1
    • Hair: IG10, IG9, IG7, IG5, IG2
    • Pink: BP7, MG5, MG3, MG2, BP1, PP1
    • White: BG3, BG2, BG1, Blender
    • Purple: LV3, HB3, HB2, HB1
    • Background: GG1, Blender 
  • Card: Pink Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Dies/Punches: MFT Dienamics Blueprint 27 Dies and Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Sentiment: From a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp set
  • Ink: VersaFine ‘Onyx Black’ Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Pearls

Hop across to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and the Tiddly Inks FB Group for more fabulous Tiddly Inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Beautiful Bouquet

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Morning all. I’m here today to share the card I’m showing off as inspiration over in the Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group.

I wanted to make both Mum and Mum-in-Law Mother’s Day cards with flowers on this year. You can see my Mum’s card here and for Mum-in-Law I thought the freebie image Conie had a while back in the FB group would be perfect :

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And before I forget, if you like florals you really should hop over to the FB group as I think there maybe some new images….wink wink!

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A little colouring on Kraft again, well I’m a bit addicted.

Supplies:

  • Image: FB Group Freebie from Conie Fong 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers
    • Pinks combos:
      • AP4, AP3, AP2, AP1
      • BP7, BP4, BP2, PP1
    • Yellow: GB10, GB9, GB6, CT4, CT1
    • Brown: EB8, EB6, EB3, TN5
    • Purple: LV3, HB3, HB2, HB1
    • Orange: OR3, OR2, OR1, CT2
    • Red: CR9, CR8, CR7
    • Green: DG4, AG5, AG3, AG1
    • Background: BG7, BG5, BG2, TB3, TB2, TB1, Blender
  • DP: MME Magazine Freebie
  • Card/Paper: Kraft CardCentura Pearl Fresh White Card, Neenah Solar White Card, Vellum and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Dies & Punches: Magnolia Tilda Lace Die, Whimsy Handstitched Nested Rectangle Dies and Memory Box Lorelei Outline Leaf Die
  • Sentiment: Written on computer
  • Embellishments: Glitter Glue, Pearls, Doodling and Crackle Accents

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

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Hello Bunny

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Morning all. I’m all muddled up after the Easter Weekend. I thought yesterday was Sunday and somewhere between that and some migraine medication I seem to have lost a day.

Anyhoo Pink Gem Designs  are sponsoring the current challenge over at Cutie Pie Challenge and they asked us Pink Gem girlies to join in with the fun. Their theme is ‘Bunnies & Chicks’ and here is my card using Bunny with Flowers:

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I thought I would give the watercolour markers a whirl again, and I also used them with some masking fluid to create the background paper.

Supplies:

  • Image: Bunny with Flowers from Pink Gem Designs 
  • Colouring Medium: Whispers Watercolour Markers
  • Card:Kraft Card, Green Card and Watercolour Card
  • Dies & Punches: MFT Blueprint 27 Dies and Flower Flourish Die and Birdhouse Doublet Die Set from Polkadoodles
  • Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Block Sentiments
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Paperflowers, Ribbon, Glitter Glue and Crackle Accents

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Little Christmas Girl

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Afternoon all! One last make and then I think I’m up to date again. Hopefully I can stay migraine free for a while now.

Anyhoo, 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 already started making this years Christmas cards and Wendy has loads of fabulous Christmas images to choose from. For this card I’ve used 3 Little Christmas Girls and it’s a fabulous digi as you get the image of the girls together and also the image of each girl separately:

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I was in the mood for traditional colours on this one.

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Supplies:

  • Image: 3 Little Christmas Girls from All Dressed Up
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers unless stated
    • Skin: Illustrators – TN8, EB1, S7, FS8, FS9; PP2, PP1, DP2, DP1
    • Hair: EB8, EB5, MB4, MB2
    • Red: DR7, CR11, CR9, CR8, CR7, CR1
    • Green: DG4, AG5, AG3, AG2, AG1
    • White Fur: BG5, BG3, BG2, BG1 and Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Clear
    • Background: BG8, BG6, BG4, BG3, VB1, BT1 and Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Clear
  • DP:
  • Card: Green Card, Red Card, Gold Mirri Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Stamps: Sentiment from Clearly Besotted
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: MS Snowflake Punch, Whimsy Stamps Nested Hand Stitched Rectangles, MFT Blueprint 14 Dies, La La Land Holly Flourish Die
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Cheesecloth, Glitter Glue and Gems

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to hop over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog for some more inspiration.

Lisa

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Easter Treat

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Me again! Just trying to play catch up now Smile

Today saw the start of a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge  and it’s the Pinks turn to host the challenge and also my pick for the theme. I went with a nice easy theme of ‘Ribbon &/or Lace’.

Mr 7 and Miss 4 tend to get a lot of choccy eggs from relatives for Easter, so each year I make them a little gift bag and fill it with several non edible treats as well as a few little chocolate things.

This is Miss 4’s bag and I’ve used the super cute Jodie with Easter Egg:

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I decided that Jute trim looked better than the ribbon I was going to use, so I swapped it but luckily I still have some ribbon on the top of the tag.

Supplies:

  • Image: Jodie with Easter Egg from Pink Gem Designs 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir
  • Card: Kraft Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • DP: Dovecraft Garden Party 6x6 Paper Pack
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Plain Circle Dies, Whiff of Joy Doily Die and Border from MFT Blue Print 14 Dies
  • Sentiment: ‘Emily’ cut out on the Scan’n’Cut
  • Embellishments: Jute Trim, Ribbon, Pearl Trim, Chipboard Heart, Chipboard Heart Background, Cheesecloth, Doodling, Glossy Accents, Glitter Glue

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop by the A Gem of a Challenge Blog and see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

Lisa

Have a Fabulous Day

Hello all and I should have been wishing you a Happy Good Friday! Except it’s now Saturday and I spent all day yesterday sleeping off a migraine. So it’s time to play catch up.

Anyhoo, we have started a new challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog.  As always it’s Anything Goes but the team are showing some creations along the theme of  Anything but Square.

For my make today I’ve used the fabulous stamps, papers and dies from the Belle Papillon Paper Craft Kit:

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And that oval in the middle is from the Bubbleicious Frames die set.

  Supplies:

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

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Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bowtie in my Hair

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Evening all. I’ve recently joined the Conie Fong Design team and we will be sharing our inspiration over in the Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group. We have a new challenge for April and our theme for the month is Use a Ribbon.

I’m a sucker for cute character so I just had to use Bowtie in my Hair and what’s better is she has a ribbon in her hair:

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And I just loved the colours on these papers.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Bowtie in my Hair from Conie Fong 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir
    • Skin: Illustrators TN8, EB1, FS7, FS8, FS9, DP1, PP2, PP1
    • Hair: EB8, EB7, EB5, EB3, TN3
    • Eyes: TB5, TB3, TB1
    • Turquoise: IG10, BT9, BT6, BT4, BT2
    • Yellow: GB9, GY4, GY3, GY1
    • Pink: PP5, AP4,, PP4, PP3, PP1
    • Background: BG5, BG3, BG2, BG1, Blender
  • DP: DecoTime
  • Card: Kraft Card , Pink Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinder Floral Oval Dies, Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Dies and a banner from MFT Blueprint 27 Dies
  • Sentiment: From Lili of the Valley
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Jute Trim, Ribbon, Pearl Trim, Pearls, Chipboard Heart Background

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

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Butterfly Bunny

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Evening all. Just put the wee ones to bed so thought I would pop my feet up and share with you the fabulous new images Wendy has added to the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop. There is Happy 40th, 50th and 60th (you get all three images), Pretty in Plaits, Spring Walks and Butterfly Bunny:

For today’s make I got to play with Butterfly Bunny and isn’t she so cute?

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I had a play with Aqua Markers on this one.

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I could find any card to match, so I coloured the mat with the same pen as the Butterflies. 

Supplies:

Please hop over to the All Dressed Up FB Group to see some fantastic inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 7 April 2017

Ballet Bunny

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Morning All! It’s new release week at Crafty Sentiments Designs and we are onto day 4 of the inspiration.

All the new images that will be available in the shop on Saturday and here is my card with Bunny & Me

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Aren’t the Tutus cute?

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Supplies:

  • Image: Bunny & Me rubber stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers 
  • DP: Sweet Owl by First Editions
  • Card: Grey Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Teenage Girl Sentiments
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: MFT Blueprint 14 Dies, Magnolia DooHickey Bon Voyage Foliage and Polkadoodles Elegant Nest Dies 
  • Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Crackle Accents and Glitter Glue

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

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