Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Pirate Bear birthday card (Bugaboo image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Oh My Gosh, I just love this little pirate bear and how he coloured up, he's so cute! You can find him at Bugaboo. I have used these background papers before and was surprised at how easily the card came together - well it happened again! I was muddling around with all sorts of papers and then I remembered I had this paper somewhere in my box of boys papers so off I went hunting and I'm so glad I did. I cut out 3 pictures from the paper too and mounted them onto black cardstock as embellishments.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - anything goes 
Catch the Bug - the fast and the furious (Bugaboo image)
Colour Crazy Challenge -  anything goes 
C.R.A.F.T. - inspired by a film - Pirates of the Caribbean 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  anything goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour - red 
Cute Card Thursday - boys/men 
Digi Choosday - anything goes wk 23 
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo image used) 
Not Just Cards - summer challenge anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge
Star Stampz - make it for a man
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Thanks so much for dropping by,

XOX Lucy

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Wallpaper and Painter Guy Birthday card (Dr Digi image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I was totally inspired by this image from Dr Digi's to create a scene where's he's scruffily putting up wallpaper. I had seen a similar type card ages ago on Pinterest and it's always been on my mind to have a go myself. 

Once I'd finished my card I showed my husband and mentioned how I'd cut wood designer paper into strips, inked them to make them look like floorboards - he asked me did I cut them in different widths so that the "closest" floorboard was much bigger than the "back" floorboard - Well how clever is he!?! Now that he's said it I just keep thinking how I needed to do that to give it a more realistic look, next time lol. I used some liquid pearls for the "paint".



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - anything goes
Catch the Bug - the fast and the furious 
C.R.A.F.T. - inspired by a film - The Money Pit
Crafty Catz -  anything goes with optional twist dies/punches (paintbrush die)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour - red 
Creative Inspirations - your favourite things - scene cards, red, patterned papers
Cute Card Thursday - boys/men 
Di's Digis - Birthdays
Not Just Cards - summer challenge anything goes 
Polkadoodles - anything goes wk 22
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - masculine
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - make it masculine 
Star Stampz - make it for a man
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Lollipop Birthday Girl card (Little Miss Muffet image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I made these 2 background papers with my new oxide inks. I sponged the outside one with pink ink and sprayed with water. The middle one I used my circle die negatives to sponge on yellow, orange and pink inks. If you have a multi-circle template that would be easier but I have made my own with a piece of card and die cut holes/circles out of it. The sweet little image is from Little Miss Muffet



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

AllSorts - use at least 2 dies - square frame and sentiment dies
Aud Sentiments - summer plus a sentiment
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes  
Crafty Friends - make it pink
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour - pink 
Creative Inspirations - your favourite things - girly cards, pink, LMM images, flowers 
Digi Choosday -  anything goes wk 23
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Little Miss Muffet image used) 
Not Just Cards - summer challenge anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge 
Tuesday Throwdown -  sugar high
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

The Chef and the Birthday Cake card (Dr Digi image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I love this image from Dr Digi's and made this card much quicker than I normally do with a clean and simple feel, I normally feel like it's missing something but I like how crisp and fresh this has turned out, the cake being the focus (yum!)



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

AllSorts - use at least 2 dies - circles and rectangle dies 
Catch the Bug - the fast and the furious 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour 
Creative Inspirations - your favourite things - cake, my stitched circle dies, embossing
Cute Card Thursday - boys/men
Not Just Cards - summer challenge anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - masculine 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - make it masculine
Star Stampz - make it for a man
Tuesday Throwdown - sugar high 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Big Hugs Birthday Girl Bear card (Di's Digis image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's winter here so it's a great time for creating more often but no good for taking photos of them. Where's my sunshine lol?

Anyway, onto my card and this gorgeous little bear comes from Di's Digis. I die cut scraps of papers to match and mounted them onto white card to give a fresh feel. I heat embossed the chipboard corners with white embossing powder and the sentiment is a Lawn Fawn stamps and dies set.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

AllSorts -  use at least 2 dies - square frames and sentiment dies
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour - pink
Creative Inspirations - your favourite things - girly cards, pink, cake, hugs 
Cutie Pie - all creatures great and small
Di's Digis - Birthdays
In the Pink - cake plus pink
Not Just Cards - summer challenge anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge 
Tuesday Throwdown - sugar high
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Lavender Thank You card (Saturated Canary image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Oh how I love these papers from Pion Design, aren't they divine? Here's my 3rd card using a Saturated Canary image in 24 hours! This girl had wings but I fussy cut them off. I played around with my new Oxide inks to create her dress, it was a bit of fun for a change up. I punched the butterflies out of the papers and heat embossed the sentiment (I used my Wilted Violet oxide ink for the sentiment but it was too bright so I went over it with a brown and then while the ink was still a little wet I added some clear embossing powder). Apart from the dress and lips the rest was coloured with Copics.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations -  anything goes with optional flower theme
Aud Sentiments - summer plus a sentiment
Card Mania - buttons and/or bows
Copic Marker Norge - picture inspiration - inspired by the purple
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes 
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes  
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional twist: use dies and/or punches - used both
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour - Lilac is one of my faves 
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's challenge - include a lavender ribbon or bow - used both
Creative Inspirations -  your fave things - beautiful designer papers, digi images, butterflies
Hannah & Friends - Summer
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes    
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes   
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes  
The Paper Shelter - flower power
Polkadoodles - anything goes   
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge
Stamping Sensations - use your fave stamp - I love Saturated Canary images, they're all my favourite 
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes  
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes   

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Have a great day,

XOX Lucy