Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Zoe's 17th Birthday card (Saturated Canary image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

My daughter's friend Zoe is turning 17 tomorrow and so Chloe gave me a list of what she wanted on the card (ie. red hair, green/hazel eyes, lots of make up and fake tanned skin to look like Zoe). The other request was to make the card pink and black, and I thought "ooh, not sure how this will go with red hair" but I love how it turned out and wouldn't be scared to use these colour combinations again now. 

I die cut some sparkly black stars, I used Glossy Accents on her lips, bangles, and earrings. I also added some Wink of Stella to her cap but it's not easy to see on the photo. You can find the sassy little image at Saturated Canary. I just bought some new Saturated Canary images on the weekend so I'll be posting a few new cards soon :)



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - anything summer
Art by Miran - anything goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - girls of summer
Colouring in Scrapland - 1,2,3 - 1 banner, 2 colours, 3 stars
Craft your Passion - anything goes  
Crafting with Friends - anything goes  
Crafty Friends - inspired by a song - One of the brightest stars by James Blunt
Crafty Gals Corner - sparkle & shine (Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella on cap, glitter stars)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Ribbons - summer with ribbon or lace
Creative Fingers - anything goes 
Fairytale Challenges - summer special
Fussy & Fancy Friday - say it with flowers
Julia Spiri - anything goes with optional twist: garden item (flowers) 
Lemon Shortbread -  anything goes 
Love to Scrap - anything goes  
Not Just Cards - anything goes 
The Paper Shelter - Birthday girl 
Polkadoodles - use a die cut (banner & stars)
Scrapper's Delight - anything goes  
Send a smile 4 kids - punches or die cuts for kids
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - add some shimmer - Wink of Stella on cap, glittered stars
Sisters of Craft - anything goes  
Sweet Stampin' - seeing stars

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

H B 2 U Banner card (The Paper Shelter image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here's one of the new gorgeously summery images from The Paper Shelter. I cropped her to suit the little scene I created around her. Sometimes I think too literally when it comes to scenes so it was nice to think outside the box and use different colours. I can't take credit for that idea though, the beautiful cloud paper inspired me :)



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - anything summer
Colouring in Scrapland - 1,2,3, - 1 banner, 2 butterflies, 3 flowers 
Copic Marker Norge - bingo - chipboard (butterflies), text, lace
Craft your Passion - anything goes  
Crafting with Friends - anything goes  
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  anything goes with patterned paper
Creative Craft Cottage - layer it up  
Creative Fingers - anything goes 
Dies r us - butterflies and die cuts
Di's Digis - summer
Fairytale Challenges - summer special
Fussy & Fancy Friday - say it with flowers
Not Just Cards - anything goes 
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Girl (TPS image)
Scrapper's Delight - anything goes  
Send a smile 4 kids - punches or die cuts for kids
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Add some shimmer (Wink of Stella on butterflies & glossy sunglasses)

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Vintage Swimming Girl (Saturated Canary image & Bo Bunny papers)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Oh how I love Bo Bunny papers but I'm sure most of you know that already hehe. This card was created using only Bo Bunny papers, Saturated Canary image and a couple of die cuts. There are a lot of layers here. I also used Wink of Stella on her swimsuit and some Glossy Accents on her lips and the flower centres (tricky to see in the photo).



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bo Bunny - sketch using Bo Bunny papers
Crafts and Me - anything goes with optional twist: shabby chic or vintage (vintage)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  anything goes with patterned paper
Creative Craft Cottage -  layer it up
Di's Digis - summer
Fairytale Challenges - summer special
Fussy & Fancy Friday - say it with flowers
Not Just Cards - anything goes  
Paper Creator's Crafts - all about flowers
The Pencil Case - variety of colours
Star Stampz - here comes summer
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes   

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Little Birthday Girl with puppy (Little Miss Muffet image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

This little sweetie can be found at Little Miss Muffet, I just love how she's cuddling the cute pup and her curly pony tails were so much fun to colour.

I embossed the background then went over the flowers with Wink of Stella and added antique brown rhinestones (from Flourish with a Bling) to the flower centres. 


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Copic Marker Norge - Bingo - Die cuts, text, yellow
Crafty Friends - inspired by a song - How much is that doggy in the window
Crafty Gals Corner - sparkle and shine (rhinestones)
Crafty Ribbons - summer with ribbon or lace (used both)
Fussy & Fancy Friday - say it with flowers
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Not Just Cards -  anything goes 
The Pencil Case - variety of colours
Send a smile 4 kids - punches or die cuts for kids
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - add some shimmer (rhinestones)
Stamping Sensations - feature a creature 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes   

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Stylish Dog Walker (Bugaboo Stamps image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have 3 more cards to show you today. I create in spurts of colouring a few images in one sitting and then another time, creating the cards with the coloured images. I know some crafters prefer to colour and create the card all at one time, I would love to know how you like to do it.

This sassy girl is from Bugaboo, I think she's adorable. I love this lace and how you can weave ribbon through it to match the card. The butterfly is a brad.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Crafty Ribbons - summer with ribbon or lace (used both)
Fussy & Fancy Friday - say it with flowers
In the Pink - Lace and pink
Julia Spiri - anything goes with optional twist: garden item (fence)
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo image)
Not Just Cards - anything goes  
Stamping Sensations - feature a creature
Stempelsonne (Stamp Sun) - anything goes   
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes   

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sweet as you card (Time for Tea Designs image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

The lovely Jo at Time for Tea Designs was so generous to give me this gorgeous image to play with. I loved colouring her up so much that I ended up making 2 cards with her (I have just posted the other one). This image is called Cute Girl and you can find her HERE (or click on their name above to go to the homepage). I cropped the image this time for a different version of the image and added a gorgeous sentiment from Sweet & Sassy Stamps. I gave her a spotty dress just using a darker copic marker. If you use a T4Tea Designs image you can also join in Jo's challenges at Time for Tea Designs.

I have a query I'm hoping one of you can help me with. When I upload my entry using the blue frog I paste my blog post URL in, then it automatically comes up with the link title (ie Lucy loves scrapping: Sweet as you card...). I just want my name (Lucy Patrick) under my photo in the challenges, does anyone know how to change the settings? It has only been doing this for the past month or so but I'm finding it very time-consuming to change each time.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - anything goes summer
AllSorts - Inspiration photo/colors - inspired by the pinks, green
Brown Sugar -  anything goes 
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart -  anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - anything goes 
Crafting with Friends - anything goes  
Crafty Friends - inspired by a song - Sweet Thing by Keith Urban
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Crafty Ribbons - summer with ribbon or lace
Creative Craft Cottage - layer it up
Deep Ocean - metal or wood (metal charm)
Digi Choosday - pretty ribbon or twine
Fairytale Challenges - summer special
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes 
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes 
Love to Scrap - anything goes 
Not Just Cards - anything goes 
The Paper Shelter - Birthday girl
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - use patterned paper  
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - add some shimmer (Wink of Stella on dress, hat & banner) 
Time for Tea Designs - Birthday
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes 

Thanks so much for dropping in, I'm really hoping someone can help me with my inlinkz issue too :)

XOX Lucy