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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Holiday Dress

Christmas Dress (4)

Morning All! We’re having a little break from New Releases this month at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog, so instead we thought we would all pick our favourite images from the year so far and share some new inspiration with them.

Well of course a Christmas image had to make it onto my list of favourites from the year so far. This is New Holiday Dress:

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And I’ve been playing with my new papers again.

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Isn’t she cute?

Supplies:

  • Image: New Holiday Dress rubber stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers: DR7, RB2, CR11, CR9, CR8, CR7, JG7, AG5, AG3, CG£, GB10, GB8, GB6, CT4, IG9, IG7, IG5, IG3, PP2, PP1 and AP4. Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers: TN8, EB1, FS7, FS8 and FS9
  • DP: Carta Bella ‘Christmas Delivery’ 6x6 Pad
  • Sentiment: From Lili of the Valley 
  • Ink: VersaFine ‘Onyx Black’ Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Tonic Scalloped Circle Layering Dies, Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframes and MFT Stitched and Scalloped Stitched Basic Edges
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Paper Flowers and Pearls

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

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Joy to the World

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Morning all! Time for some inspiration from me over in the Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group and guess what……it’s another Christmas Card! In my defence Conie’s penguins are just to cute to resist.

This card uses Joy to the World:

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And here is another my new paper pads…. this one is Pebbles Inc.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Joy to the World from Conie Fong 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir
    • DR7, CR11, CR9, CR7, OR3, OR2, OR1, GT3, GT2, GT1, JG7, AG5, AG3, TB1, MG4, PP2, PP1, CG2, CG1, BGR2, BGR1, IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, IG2
  • DP: Pebbles Inc ‘Merry Merry’ 6x6 Pad
  • Card:  Red Card, Mint Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Dies & Punches: MS Border Punch, Tonic Scalloped Circle Layering Dies and Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframes
  • 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

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Bunny Friends

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Morning All! Were having a little break from New Releases this month at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog, so instead we thought we would all pick our favourite images from the year so far and share some new inspiration with them.

I fell in love with this image back in April when it was released as it’s just so adorable, this is Easter Companion:

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I have made some very embellished card recently but for this one I wanted to keep it very simple….

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…..but with a huge dose of pink!

Supplies:

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

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

  • In the Pink – Anything Goes….as long as there is a lot of Pink.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

A Box of Memories

Happy Memories Memory Box (1)

Morning All! The children are just finishing up their breakfast and we are about to head out on the walk to school but I thought I would pop on with another Holly Hobby make.

I know I am probably sounding like a very stuck record but don’t forget these are new from Crafters Companion and will be on Hochanda this evening and tomorrow as the One Day Special.

Today I have a first for me……I made my first shaped & decorated memory box using the Happy Memories stamp set:

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And there’s a lot of pink….again these are Lili of the Valley papers.

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And a lot of pretty flowers.

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Supplies: 

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘Happy Memories’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • Spectrum Noir 24 Packs: AG5, AG3, AG2, CG3, Ap4, AP2, AP1, MG1, BP7, BP5, BP1HB1, MB4, MB2, MB1, TN1, GB9, GB7, GB4, RB3, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, GG1, IG9, IG7, IG5, IG1, DR6, CR9, CR7, IB1, Blender

  • Card: Kraft Card, Centura Pearl Fresh White Card and Neenah Solar White Card 
  • Dies: Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframe Dies, Tonic Scalloped Circle Layering Dies, Magnolia Swedish Lace Border Die and Go-Kreate Frilly Frames #10 dies
  • Embellishments: Hessian Trim, Paper Flowers, Doodling, Gems and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on this evening on Hochanda.

Lisa

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Flowers for You

A Gift of Love Z Fold Card (1)

Morning All! Miss 4 had a great first morning at school today and says she can’t wait to go again tomorrow.

So now both children are tucked up in bed for the night I thought I would pop on and share another Holly Hobbie make. Don’t forget these are the One Day Special from Crafters Companion and will be on Hochanda tomorrow

For this make I have used the A Gift for You stamp again but this time I have coloured up in sort of sepia/rustic tones for a completely different look (if you scroll back a few posts you will see her in some entirely different colours):

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When I am in a hurry (especially on my Christmas cards) you will see I stick to mostly square cards but I love (to make shaped cards and fancy folds as well. This is one of my favourite at the moment, it’s a DL Z-Fold card.

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These Lili of the Valley papers (now sadly discontinued) were the perfect match for this image.

Supplies: 

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘A Gift for You’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • Spectrum Noir 24 Packs: CG4, YG3, RB4, RB2, RB1, DP2, IB1, MB4, MB2, MB1, BG5, BG7, BG9, BO1, BO2, BO3, LY1, RB6, DR4, TN6, TN3

  • Card: Maroon Card, Kraft Card, Centura Pearl Fresh White Card and Neenah Solar White Card 
  • Dies: Nellie Snellen Pierced Oval Multiframe Dies
  • Embellishments: Hessian Trim, Paper Flowers, Doodling and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on Hochanda tomorrow.

Lisa

Treat for Two

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Morning All! Miss 4 starts school this Morning….just half days to start but we better get  a wriggle on as we don’t want to be late on her first day.

I have another Holly Hobbie make to show you this morning. Crafters Companion are releasing the new stamps on Hochanda tomorrow as the One Day Special.

Today’s make uses the sweet Time for Tea stamp:

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I love making calendars and thought this image would be perfect for one.

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Supplies: 

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘Treat for Two’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • Spectrum Noir 24 Packs: CG4, YG3, YG1, LG1, GB11, GY5, GY4, GY2, LY1, LY3, IB1, IG5, IG7, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3

  • Card: Yellow Card, Green Card, Neenah Desert Storm Card
  • Dies: Polkadoodles Elegant Nest Dies and JoyCrafts Anja Fancy Oval Dies  
  • Embellishments: Jute Trim, Calendar Tab, Thickers, Ribbon, Cheese Cloth, Pearls and Gems

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on Hochanda on tomorrow.

Lisa

Monday, 11 September 2017

Rainy Days

Rainy Days Wall Hanging (3)

Evening All! We’ve just had a little Movie Monday afternoon and we watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. So before I settle down for a little colouring session I thought I would pop on and show you another of the adorable new Holly Stamps stamps Crafters Companion are releasing on Hochanda next Wednesday (13th September).

My next make is wall hanging and I have used the sweet Rainy Days Stamp set:

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This little MDF cloud worked perfectly with the image.

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And a wonky shot!

Supplies: 

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘Rainy Days’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • Spectrum Noir Entire Collection: BT9, BT5, BT1, GB10, GB8, TN7, TN6, TN4, TN3, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, HB1, HB2, HB3, LV3, LV2, VB1, VB2, JG7, AG5, AG3, LG5, LG1, GT3, GT2, GT1, AB3, AB2, AB1, DP3, MG5, MB4, MB2, MB1, PV3

  • Card: Neenah Desert Storm Card
  • Dies: Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframes, Tonic Scalloped Multiframe Dies and an X-Cut Square Punch
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Paper Flowers and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on Hochanda on Wednesday 13th.

Lisa

Time for Tea

Time for Tea Shaped Card (4)

Morning All! We’re just a bout to head out on the School Walk, but I  thought I would pop on quickly and show another of the fabulous new Holly Hobbie Stamps Crafters Companion are releasing on Hochanda on Wednesday (13th September).

My next make is a shaped card and I have used the super cute Time for Tea stamp:

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I thought these papers suited the image perfectly, and I know I will re-visit this image and include a little paper piecing.

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And a wonky shot!

Supplies: 

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘Time for Tea’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • Spectrum Noir 72 Core Set: PL1, PP5, PP3, DR7, CR11, CR8, CR10, TB5, TB3, TB2, DG3, CG2, DG2, GB10, GB8, EB8, TN8, GB5, CT1, RB2, TN2, FS3, FS2, IG10, IG8, IG6, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, Blender

  • Card: Kraft Card, Centura Pearl Fresh White Card,   Neenah Desert Storm Card
  • Dies: Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Dies,  and Go-Kreate Frilly Frames #7
  • Embellishments: Red Jute Trim, Pearls, Gems and doodling

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on Hochanda on Wednesday 13th.

Lisa

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Life’s Treasures

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Evening All! Who’s ready for a peak at another of the adorable new Holly Stamps stamps Crafters Companion are releasing on Hochanda next Wednesday (13th September)?

My next make is a simple square tent fold card and I have used the fun Happy Memories Stamp set:

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I thought this patchwork paper suited the image perfectly…

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….And red and blue is *one* of my favourite colour combinations.

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And not forgetting the wonky shot!!

Supplies: 

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘Life’s Treasures’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • Spectrum Noir 72 Core Set: DR7, DR5, CR11, CR10, TB9, TB5, TB3, TB2, TB1, GB10, GB8, EB8, TN8, TN7, GB5, OR1, BT2, TN2, EB2, CG2, EB7, BGR1, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, Blender

  • Card: Red Card, Pale Blue Card, Neenah Solar White CardNeenah Desert Storm Card and Centura Pearl Fresh White Card
  • Dies: Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframes and Tonic Scalloped Circle Layering Dies
  • Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Jute Trim and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on Hochanda on Wednesday 13th.

Lisa

Molly’s Winter Friends

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Morning all. It’s the start of the month so we have a new challenge and this month the theme is to use 2 or More Patterned Papers.

Now if your a regular reader of my blog you will know I’m in full on Christmas card making mode. So today’s card is another one and uses Molly’s Winter Friends:

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The colours on theses Carta Bella papers are pretty but quite muted, so I took the colours a bit brighter on sweet Molly.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Molly’s Winter Friends from Conie Fong 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers (unless mentioned others):
    • Skin: Illustrators TN8, EB1, FS7, FS8, FS9,
    • Skin: DP1, PP2, PP1
    • Hair: IG9, IG7, IG5
    • Green: JG7, AG5, AG3, AG1
    • Red: DR7, RB2, CR11, CR9, CR8, CR7
    • Brown: RB4, RB2, RB1, MB1
    • Snow/Snowman: IG4, IG2, IG1, TB2
    • Background: BG1, IB1
  • DP: Carta Bella ‘Christmas Day’ 6x6 Paper Pad and Papermania Gold Christmas Vellum 6x6 Pad
  • Card: Kraft Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinder Picot Edge Circle Dies
  • Sentiment: From Lili of the Valley
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Gems, Wooden Snowflake

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, 9 September 2017

Happy Memories

Happy Memories Easel Card (2)

Evening All! We’re just settling down to watch a film but I thought I would pop on and show you another of the adorable new Holly Stamps stamps Crafters Companion are releasing on Hochanda next Wednesday (13th September).

My next make is an easel card and I have used the fun Happy Memories Stamp set:

Happy Memories Easel Card (1)

The stamp is so fabulous I have kept the rest of the card pretty simple.

Happy Memories Easel Card (3)

And a wonky shot!

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Supplies: 

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘Happy Memories’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • 72 Core Set: BP6, BP2, PL1, PP3, TB2, TB1, DR7, CR11, CR10, CR8, GB10, GB8, TN7, DG3, CG2, DG2, TN2, GB5, IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, BT9, BT5, BT4, BT2, BT1, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, Blender

  • Card: Teal Card, Neenah Desert Storm Card and Centura Pearl Fresh White Card
  • Dies: Nellie Snellen Pierced Circle Multiframes
  • Embellishments: Paper Flowers and Pearls

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


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on Hochanda on Wednesday 13th.

Lisa

Friday, 8 September 2017

A Gift of Love

A Gift of Love Apron Card Note Holder (1)

Evening All! Phew, thanks goodness it’s the weekend as this week has been a bit hectic. Especially having to get back into the routine of school runs!

So before I head of to the land of nod I have something really exciting to share…..well it is is for me as it’s a reminder from my childhood….Crafters Companion are releasing some new stamps on Hochanda next Wednesday (13th September) for the One Day Special and the new stamps are Holly Hobbie!!

My first make is and Apron Recipe/Note Holder and I have used the adorable (well they’re all adorable really) A Gift of Love:

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I have seen something similar to this before but I’m not one for instructions or templates so I just took my score board and some scrap card and worked it out for myself…..pretty darn pleased with the results!

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And this is the inside, the little pocket is for notes/recipes and the right hand side is for a message (if you make it as a gift).

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And a wonky shot! And di I ever mention I’m a bit addicted to colouring on Kraft Card?

Supplies:

  • Stamp: Holly Hobbie ‘A Gift of Love’ Stamp set from Crafters Companion
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Markers:
  • BP7, BP6, BP5, BP3, BP2, DP4, JG7, AG5, AG3, AG1, CG3, DG3, DG2, CG2, YG3, BG4, BG2, BG1, IB1, EB6, EB8, TN5, TN3, DR1, CR6, IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4

  • Card: Green Card, Neenah Desert Storm Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Centura Pearl Fresh White Card
  • Dies: Whiff of Joy Cutlery Dies, Magnolia Swedish Lace Die Border Die and Nellie Snellen Pierced Oval Multiframes
  • Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Wooden Heart and Ribbon

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


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the One Day Special on Hochanda on Wednesday 13th.

Lisa

Frosty Christmas


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 some of the wonderful design sheet that you can find inside the Polkadoodles Collections.

For my make today I’ve used a design sheet from the fabulous Octavia Frosted Winter Collection:

Octavia

Supplies: 

  • Design Sheet from Octavia Frosted Winter Collection 
  • Card: Grey Card, Blue Card, Coconut Crush Card from Limetree Crafts and Printable Vellum
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinder Regal Circle Dies
  • Embellishments: Gems and pearls

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


Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Merry Molly

Merry Molly (5)

Morning all! It’s Tuesday and that means one thing…… Tiddly Tuesday! Over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog we want to see Tiddly makes so ‘Anything Tiddly Goes’!

I used Merry Molly for my make today:

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And I’ve kept it very clean and simple.

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Supplies:

Don’t forget to pop across to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to see all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the girls.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktail Emma (1)

Morning all. We are slowly counting down the last few days of the Summer Holidays, but before we get busy for the day it’s time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge

It’s the Pinks turn to host the challenge and I’m the hostess. I have picked one of my favourite themes… use ‘Kraft’.

Considering I’m so keen on colouring on Kraft, I only went and coloured this image on white card…..but I did use a Kraft card blank. And the image is the super fun Christmas Cocktail Emma:

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I seem to have quite a thing for traditional Christmas colours at the moment.

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Supplies:

  • Image: Christmas Cocktail Emma from Pink Gem Designs 
  • Colouring Medium: Copics
  • Card: Red Card, Gold Mirri Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • DP: Dovecraft Christmas Basic Papers
  • Dies & Punches: MS Snowflake Punch
  • Sentiment: From a Little Claire Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black inkpad
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella, Doodling, Gems, Glitter Adhesive Strips and a doily

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 1 September 2017

Party Season

Party Season (2)

Evening all. As it’s the beginning of a new month we have a new challenge over at the All Dressed Up FB Group. Our theme for the month is Square Cards.

I’m in all out Christmas mode at the moment. So surprise surprise I have another Christmas card to share and this one uses Party Season:

Party Season (1)

I’ve treated myself to a few (cough cough) new Christmas Paper Pads and I’m actually using them rather that look at them and stroking them lol.

Party Season (4)

Supplies:

  • Image: Party Season from All Dressed Up
  • Colouring Medium: Copics
  • DP: Bo Bunny ‘Merry & Bright’ 6x6 Paper Pad
  • Card: Matt Black Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Stamps: Sentiment from a Lili of the Valley Stamp Set
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Dies & Punches: MFT Die-Namics Scalloped Stitched Basic Edges (from Dies to Die For) and Memory Box Corner Bow Die
  • Embellishments: A Pearl and Doodling

Don’t forget to check out the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and the All Dressed Up FB Group for inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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