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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Summer Fun

Mermaid Kisses (1)Holiday Girl (6)

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

Phone Case (6)

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

Canvass Picture (1)

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.

Canvass Picture (2)

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

Clock (1)

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

Hydrangea Bloom (4)

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:

Hydrangea Bloom (2)

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

Snowy Delivering Presents (3)

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

Monday, 17 July 2017

Live Life in Full Bloom

Perfect Peony (6)

Afternoon all. Hope you have been watching Fiona from Crafters Companion  on Hochanda today with more of the 1 Day Special shows. The shows are featuring the new AquaBlend and ColourBlend Pencil Sets!

I’ve coloured this one with the new AquaBlend Pencils and the stamp is the fabulous Perfect Peony rubber stamp from Stacey Barrass:

Perfect Peony (5)

Z fold card this time and again my take on shabby chic.

Perfect Peony (1)

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Sunday, 16 July 2017

A Little Birdie Told Me….

Find Your Wings (1)

Afternoon all. A little birdie told me that Fiona from Crafters Companion will be on Hochanda this evening at 6pm with a brand new 1 Day Special featuring some new AquaBlend and ColourBlend Pencil Sets!

I’ve coloured this one with the new AquaBlend Pencil and the stamp is the fabulous Find Your Wings rubber stamp from Stacey Barrass:

Find Your Wings (5)

I love this style of Easel card and I’ve tried to make this one a little shabby chic

Find Your Wings (4)

Lot’s of edge distressing with scissors and inky-ness.

Supplies:

  • Image: Find Your Wings rubber stamp from Stacey Barrass at Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir AquaBlend 12 Pencil Sets Earth Tones & Vivid Brights:
    • Cherry, Premium Watercolour Pad, Wood, Berry, Sunflower, Blush and Tangerine
  • Card: Premium Watercolour Paper Pad, Kraft Card and Centura Pearl Fresh White Card
  • DP: Maja Designs
  • Sentiment: From the Stacey Barrass Find Your Wings and Little Birdie Stamp Sets
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad and Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Dies & Punches: Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframe Dies, Tonic Scalloped Circle Layering Dies, Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Dies and an X-Cut Square Punch
  • Embellishments: Lace, Pearl Trim, Pearls, Doodling and a Doily

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Carolling Penguins

Singing Penguins (3)

Afternoon all. We are halfway through our challenge at A Gem of a Challenge, so you still have plenty of time to enter. Our theme this time is ‘Animals’.

I’ve used Singing Penguins to make a little Christmas Card:

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And I’ve kept it reasonably flat for posting.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Singing Penguins from Pink Gem Designs 
  • Colouring Medium: Copics
  • Card: Kraft Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • DP: Lili of the Valley
  • Sentiment: From a Little Claire Set
  • Ink: Cottage Ivy Memento Ink
  • Dies & Punches: MS Snowflake Punch
  • Embellishments: Doodling and Gems

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Ahoy There

Pirate Puppies (5)

Evening all. Our challenge for the month of July over at the All Dressed Up FB Group is Stars and/or Stripes.

My make uses Pirate Puppy:

Pirate Puppies (2)

I thought I would try something a little different for this make and I made a circle rocker card, with a boat on.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Pirate Puppy from All Dressed Up
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers
  • DP:
  • Card: Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Sentiment: From a Lili of the Valley Clear Stamp Set
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black
  • Dies & Punches: GoKreate Large Circle Dies
  • Embellishments: Wooden Lolly Stick

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Birthday Star

Christmas Star (8)

Afternoon all. It’s time for a 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 originally coloured this one with the aim of making a Christmas card in non traditional colours, but Mr 7 is in need of last minute Birthday card, so this little cutie is now a Birthday Star instead of a Christmas Star lol.

This is one of the images from the 3 Little Christmas Girls:

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A mauve and lemon colour scheme, with a little piece of my precious Sofiero papers from Maja Design.

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Supplies:

  • Image: 3 Little Christmas Girls from All Dressed Up
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir
  • DP: Sofiero 6x6 Papers by Maja Design and from The Ribbon Girl 
  • Card: Kraft Card, Lemon Card, Mauve Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Stamps: Sentiment from a Lili of the Valley Clear Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Circle Delight Die, Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframe Dies and Tonic Scalloped Square Laying Dies
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Wooden Stars and Gems

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 14 July 2017

Singing Snowmen

Singing Snowmen (2)

Hello again. It’s time for a new challenge the Colour Crazy Girls and this week we are being sponsored this week by Pickled Potpourri.

I got to work with Heart Sings

Singing Snowmen (5)

I wanted a very soft look to this, so I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and watercoloured the image. The result is very soft and shimmery.

Singing Snowmen (1)

And I couldn’t quite find the right colour of card to mat and layer onto, so I coloured a piece of Sheena’s Stamping Card with one of the sparkle pens!

Supplies:

  • Image: Heart Sings from Pickled Potpourri
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens  
  • Sentiment: From a Lili of the Valley Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black inkpad
  • Embellishments: Doodling

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Peace Joy Noel

Peace Joy Noel (3)

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 using beautiful Christmas makes.

For my make today I’ve used the fabulous Festive Christmas Download Collection:

Peace Joy Noel

I thought it would be cool to use the tags as the focal point rather than a coloured image.

Supplies: 

  • Festive Christmas Download Collection printed on White Textured Cardstock 
  • Dies & Punches: MS Border Punch and an X-Cut Corner Punch
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Paper Lace, Raffia, Crackle Accents and Pearls

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Pretty Peony

Peonies in a Jar (1)

Afternoon all. Sara Davies and Crafters Companion had some fabulous shows on HSN on Tuesday and in amongst all the fabulous products were the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils 12 Pencil Sets.  In the UK you can find the pencils here but if you take a look at Hochanda on Sunday, you may just find them being introduced as the One Day Special.

For this sample I used the beautiful Peonies in a Jar digital stamp from Conie Fong

Peonies in a Jar (2)

I have been trying to get out of my tent card rut so this is a Side Step card and I made it from scratch (not a template).

Peonies in a Jar (4)

Supplies:

  • Image: Peonies in a Jar  digital stamp from Conie Fong
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils - Soft Tints and Bold Brights 12 packs
    • Sea Grass, Lagoon, Candle Glow, Ladybug, Bumblebee, Orchid, Pearl Blush, Pollen, Sea Grass, Dusty Pink, Gold Finch, Smooth Jade, Jade Silk, Icicle, Sky Blue, Indigo, Amethyst and Lilac
  • Card: Premium Pencil Paper Pad, Core’Dinations Card
  • DP: Galeria Papieru As If in a Dream 12x12 Papers from The Ribbon Girl 
  • Sentiment: From a Lili of the Valley Stamp Set Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Nellie Snellen Pierced Oval Multiframe Dies
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace, Pearl Trim, Pearls, Metal Corners

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

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Climbing Clematis

Climbing Clematis (1)

Morning all. Sara Davies and Crafters Companion had some fabulous shows on HSN yesterday and in amongst all the fabulous products were the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils 12 Pencil Sets.  In the UK you can find the pencils here.

For this make I used the pencils on Kraft Card using a digital image from Power Poppy called Climbing Clematis:

Climbing Clematis (2)

And this is my version of a shabby chic style….some lace and lot’s of inked and distressed edges.

Climbing Clematis (5)

Supplies:

  • Image: Climbing Clematis digi image from Power Poppy
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils - Soft Tints and Bold Brights 12 packs
    • Lagoon, Icicle, Pollen, Indigo, Bumblebee, Ladybug, Sea Grass, Orchid, Cupid, Goldfinch, Wineberry and Pearl Blush
  • Card: Kraft Card, and Cream Card
  • DP: Lili of the Valley/Raspberry Road
  • Sentiment: From a Stacey Barrass/Crafter Companion Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: MFT Flourish Die
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Jute Mesh, Lace

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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