Saturday, November 05, 2011

A sad and a happy card

My first personal card this week, was a condolences card.  My friend's Nan passed and I made this for her.  (This is the first hand made card she had received - so I will be making her a more happy one next time !)


Papermania papers in black and white.
Black cardstock
embossing folder
and sizzix swirls and flower dies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cardmakin Mamas - Cut it out challenge
Wags'n'whiskers - black plus ribbons or pearls
crafty ribbons challenge - Bingo board
For your inspiration challenges - challenge 17
papercraft star - flourish

NOW for the happy card.  It is my best friend's birthday and since I moved away we meet up once a month.  This is the card I made for her birthday. My mate lives in North Cornwall.  The gorgeous teal/turquoise colours in this card remind me of the fabulous coastal scenery in a place that will always be dear to my hear.   The gorgeous Sarah Kay image was of course coloured with promarkers.

This is the front of the complete card

This is the back of the complete card

This is the front of the card without it's wrap

This is the inside of the open card


Martha Stewart around the edge punches
Magnolia papers
Spellbinder Nestabilities
Sarah Kay stamp
Some ribbon from stashd
Dovecraft chalks

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

CES Challenges - Entertain us song or film - Mama's Little baby loves Shortnin Bread
Colour create challenge - 83  Turquoise, deep pink and ivory
Southern Girls - Can you hear music   My song is Shortnin Bread- Mama's little baby loves

I hope you like these two very different cards.

docrafts abc christmas challenge p - t


What a week I've had, a couple of wins, and two fantastic craft days, one at my home last Friday, and then one in Yeovil with some of the docraft gals.  Really brilliant.  Had a great day.

Anyway, here are my cards for the christmas challenge - letters p throught to t.

P = presents and penny black

q = queing for the shops

s = snowflakes

r = reindeer

and lastly t = trees

I hope you like these.    I am not entering these into any challenges.


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Feeling lucky

Just a quickie to say thanks to Carol and the team at By the Cute and Girly Challenge for picking me as one of their lucky winners on their blog hop last month.  I had a great time.

Also to say that my beautiful Gorjuss card won over at the Scrap Affair blog last month.  Thanks guys.  (This is the first win - random or otherwise) that I have had with one of my cards.

Am busy colouring lots of fab images at the moment so will be back to post a few more cards later.

Hugs  Lisa

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

100 follower candy

Hi everyone, - Now closed

This is just a quickie post to say thank you to all my lovely followers, I want you to know that I really appreciate your lovely comments and support.

As a thank you I have decided to post some lovely candy on my blog.  Once my followers reach 100 I will get the hubby to draw a name out of the hat and that lucky person will win my fab candy.

My candy has the following:

3 Sheets flower stickers
1 sheet flock letters
1 pack nativity toppers
6 fairy toppers,
7 sheets Anitas peel offs
1 set flower fairy stamps
1 set father christmas stamps
1 pack window cards
1 pack card candi
1 pack tags
1 lotv stamp

All I ask is that you become or are a follower
That you post a pic of my candy in your sidebar
That you comment on this and at least one other post 

(Please note I will post anywhere in the world)

This candy will stay open until I reach 100 followers.

Cutie Pie Challenge GDT Card

Hi everyone

Yesterday a new challenge was launched on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. This time the challenge is to use a charm.

For my card I choose a Teddy Bear charm and of course the lovely teddy bea.  This time she's in the bath, probably relaxing before the big christmas rush.  The papers are from First Edition Desert Blooms.  Spellbinder nestabilities were used to cut the borders and some ribbon and flowers from my stash finished it off.  The image was coloured with promarkers and then chalked with Dovecraft chalks.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion, - Bingo -Ribbon Free & Pearls  or  Flowers, Bling, & Free,
Die Cut Dreams - So charming
Lexi's Creations - Charming
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - No 134
Dream Valley Challenges: - Anything Goes 19
Gingerloft Challenge - Bingo - Ribbon, Glitter, Flowers