Oh what fun!

During the Black Fridays sales, I received an email with discounts for Tiddly Inks digital stamps…and, of course, I had to buy some. I just adore them and when I download the .png file, I can place them how I like.

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It’s been busy here and just coloring these calms me down. I used wink of stella and some glossy accents on them to make them pop. Not sure if you can see it or not…

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Now, I just need to write my greetings and send them out.

Leave a comment! Would love to hear what you think.

I am entering some of the cards in the following challenges:

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/AG

http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.it/

https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.it/2017/11/ch-201-winter-weather.html

https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.it/2017/11/challenge-45-anything-goes-christmas.html

 

Ciao, Lisa

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Snow friends….

Hello,

Playing around with some stamps that I had bought last year but used very little (not sure why I don’t use them because they are so darn cute!)

I am terrible that I don’t make more cards using my Misti to make more than one….I guess it just a short attention span 😛 but then I don’t get as many cards out as I should (especially since Christmas is around the corner).

I am avoiding Black Friday sales as I really need to learn to use what I already have and my stuff is overflowing.

Enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment… I would love to hear from you!

Ciao,  Lisa

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:

https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.it/2017/11/snow-is-for-snow-people.html

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.it/2017/11/crafty-catz-challenge-394-theme.html

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.it/2017/11/wk-47-anything-goes-crafting-challenge.html

http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.it/2017/11/193-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Koalas everywhere

I wanted to do some cards that send hugs to those near and dear to me. I used the Cuddly Critters koala and stamped over and over again. Colored with Copics and added googly eyes on one of them and changed the eyes on the other.

Thanks for joining me!

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I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.it/2017/11/challenge-184.

its-only-paper-card-challenge

http://stampartpapel.com/retarte-110-anything-goes/

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.it/

http://createsandmakes.blogspot.it/

Thanks for stopping by!

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Ask me how I “felt”….

The last two weeks, I have been itching to try something different and so far I really, really like how things are turning out!

I bought some wool tops and have begun to felt by both wet method and dry. The wet method is almost like painting with wool…then it’s fun to go in and embellish with freehand machine embroidery.

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and then dry felting…I made this little mouse this evening….

Thanks for stopping by…

I will be entering this little guy in the following challege:

Simon says stamp monday challenge

Ciao,

Lisagiphy

 

Going a little out of my comfort zone…

I thought I’d try something new. I fell in love with Tattered Lace’s Country Manor dies and bought Alice. I love her southern belle look. It arrived and I immediately die cut the whole shebang….but…then what? I looked online for inspiration and I knew I wanted her to be coming out of a frame but I also wanted a garden in the background. I didn’t have any paper and thought about downloading a bucolic

garden scene but felt guilty for trademark reasons so I squashed that idea and took out my watercolors and began painting my own scenealice1.

I know it’s busy but I kinda like it. I messed up coloring (with Copic) the bird in her outstretched arm but instead of starting over, I just lopped it off…so now, she’s just strolling along.

This is a difficult die to cut….and extremely delicate to put together with all the small parts that need to be glued.

If anyone has any tips on using this die set, I am all ears!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.it challenge-41-AG

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.it/pink

http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.it/

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.it/

http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.it/

Thanks for stopping by….

Ciao!  Lisa

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It’s that time of year…..

Yes, it is that time of year where one should begin to make Christmas cards…..so, I have started! This past weekend I got my mojo back in making a few cards using my Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. They are so adorable!

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I just love these little deer. I colored the background using Copic ink directly from the refill bottles my painting it on, first with a brush and then adding droplets of the ink directly onto the surface.

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I like how it turned out.

On the second card, I used the penguins from the same stamp set (Toboggan Together). I used the mirror stamping technique for the second penguin. I had trouble getting a decent image but then found help on a tutorial from Paper Smooches on the need to condition the transfer stamp before doing the mirror image. It helped immensely and saved me from tearing my hair out! I also added Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Mountains border to add a bit of interest. The background was done in the same way but I added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist and Perfect Pearls Mists to give some shimmer to the sky.

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I was going to frame it to hide that wee bit of white at the top but decided against it as it would not have covered it anyway and it would have covered too much of the scene.

Now to look through my stash and make more so I will, at least this year, be able to send out the cards on time. LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Ciao

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I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.challenge-188.

http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.challenge-10-christmas-animals

http://www.mycreativescoop.com/color-inspiration-monthly-link-up-27/

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.challenge-263-holiday

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.ae/2017/10/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-304-305

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.ag

 

Getting carried away

Hello!

Boy has it been a while. I have been gone for a bit and was unable to make anything but now I am back and getting geared up.

Next week is my grandson’s 1st birthday and, while I can’t go to the states and celebrate due to work commitments, my husband is going.

I knew that I had wanted to make an easel card but I wanted one where the elephant is swinging. I have never made an easel card before so looking up tutorials on google I came across Elizabeth Craft design hanging charm card. I looked at how the set up was and made a couple of prototypes (I needed a 5×7 card). I love how it turned out!

Hope you do too!

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Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

 

http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.it/2017/10/190-use-die-cut-sentiment.html

http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.it/2017/10/challenge-32.html

http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.it/2017/10/135-anything-goes.html

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.it/2017/10/352-anything-goes.html

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.it/2017/10/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-304-

305.html

http://inkychicks.blogspot.it/2017/10/challenge-no-89-anything-but-square.html

Ciao!!!            Lisa               giphy

A Scottish wish from a little Scottie!

Hi all,

Welcome, welcome, welcome! Together with  Crafty Creations  I am hosting Challenge      # 349, our Sponsor this challenge is from Fred She Said Designs. They are adorable! Anyway, I just love this little dog! You can get it with mistletoe hanging over his head but I just decided to put a hat on his head. He’s colored in Copic markers. I decided not to put a sentiment on the outside as it can be an anything card.DSC_0123

Join us at the challenge! See you there! and thanks for stopping by!

Ciao!

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I am entering this card into the following challenges:

http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.it/

http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.it/2017/08/challenge-40-animal-kingdom.html

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.it/2017/08/its-anything-goes-challenge.html

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.it/2017/08/challenge-125.html

http://ttcrd.blogspot.it/2017/08/through-craft-room-door-challenge-for_29.html

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.it/2017/08/challenge-162-use-stamp-or-digi-image.html

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

 

 

Exploding fun!

For the last couple of weeks I have been trying out other types of cards. I had come across exploding boxes and have always liked them but was kind of afraid to try it out but…no time like the present so….

I set to work and had a ton of fun! I made an exploding box birthday castle with a dragon  and another with flowers using Elizabeth Craft Design Dies Rose 2, cutting them in white cardstock and spritzing them with gold

The castle was made by rolling us cardstock and glueing it all together. The Dragon is from MFT Magical Dragons

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There are two inserts with which to write a greeting (see the white strips? Those pull out).

I will be entering these box cards into the following challenges:

https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.it/2017/08/wk-34-anything-goes-craft-challenge.html

http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot

http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.it/2017/08/welcome-to-creative-artistes-challenge

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.it/2017/08/wk34-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html

https://makingmemoriescrafting.blogspot.it/2017/08/challenge-8-anything-goes.html

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.it/2017/08/anything-goes.html

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.it/2017/08/its-anything-goes-challenge.html

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.it/2017/08/challenge-296-297-anything-goes.html

Thanks for stopping by!

Ciao!

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A wee bit of Scottish Highlands…

I have been gone for the past couple of weeks on vacation to the beautiful country of Scotland. My husband and I had been wanting to go for a while but after seeing the Outlander series we were determined!

I could go on and on about the beauty of the country. Yes, it is wet and cool but the landscape varies from highland mountains that seem to weep (near Glencoe) up to rolling meadows and cliffs that hit the north sea near John O’Groats.

The constant in this nation is the dotting of these black faced sheep…everywhere! Yes, there are also white faced ones as well, but the black faced ones are adorable. The sheep dot the green landascape and from a distance can seem like little puffy white clouds. On some of our treks, we would walk right in the middle of the herd and they just look straight at you and then go “behhhhh” and walk away. 🙂

To remember these images I decided to draw some images (I will make them in digi stamps), played around with a layout and drew away. I have a feeling I’ll be making a series of these.

They were colored with copic markers and then matted. Enjoy! Now, I need to work on the heilin’ coos and have a dram of whisky. Cheers!

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I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

http://craftyanimals.blogspot.it/2017/08/challenge-5-anything-goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.it/

http://ttcrd.blogspot.it/2017/08/ttcrd-week-commencing-8th-august

http://www.mycreativescoop.com/color-inspiration-monthly-link-up-25/

http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.it/

https://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.it/2017/08/say-hello-to-august

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.it/2017/08/347-anything-goes

Thanks for stopping by! Ciao!

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