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Monday, 17 March 2014

For a Special Lady

A new challenge started on Saturday at A Gem of a Challenge and it is my turn to host. I picked a theme of Mother’s Day (or birthday for a special lady) and this is the card I made my Mum for Mother’s Day using Bella with Flowers

I try very hard to create cards I know the recipient will like. My Mum likes cute, not too plain but not to embellished either so I hope I have created a happy medium and she will like this one.

Supplies:

  • Image: Bella with Flowers from Pink Gem Designs 
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: Will update later
  • Card: Crafters Companion Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Stamps: Alphas and Sentiment from Whimsy Stamps
  • Ink: Faded Jeans Distress Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Tonic Studios Daisy 2 Border Punch
  • Embellishments: Liquid Pearls, Flat Backed Pearls and Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen

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

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Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Pretty Pastels

Might be time for some more painkillers as my face and head are throbbing again :-( at my eye isn’t so puffy! Anyhoo a new challenge started on Friday over at Jellypark and our theme this challenge is Pretty Pastels.

I’ve used a gorgeous image Bunny Rabbit to make a Mother’s day card for my Mum-in-Law…

I took a standard 6x6 card blank and trimmed off the corners to make a slightly different shape.

Supplies:

  • Image: Bunny Rabbit from Jellypark 
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: Magazine Freebie
  • Card: Papermania yellow textured card
  • Stamps: Scrabble Tiles and sentiment from Whimsy Stamps 
  • Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Twine, Wink of Stella Clear Pen, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen and Viva Decor Black Pearl Pen

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

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Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Speech Bubbles

Just playing a little catch up as I’ve been suffering from a horrid sinus infection. I just having felt like crafting or blogging for a few days or so. But I have several things I want to share so thought I would make a few quick posts.

First up there is a new challenge in progress at Sarah Hurley 365. The theme is ‘Speech Bubbles’ and here is my card…

There is a step by step as to how made this here on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog.

Supplies:

  • Image: Be Mine Digi Kit
  • Card: Cream and white card
  • Stamps: Sentiments from Little Claire and Personal Impressions
  • Dies & Punches: Speech Bubble Die from Whiff of Joy
  • Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Glitter Glue, Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen and Glossy Accents

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

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Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Easter at Whimsy Stamps

Bunny Blows Bubbles (3)

Hello. We have a new challenge starting today at Whimsy Inspirations Challenge and our theme this month is…

Easter (Bunnies, Chicks, etc)

I’ve used Funny Bunnies from Crissy’s Digis…

Bunny Blows Bubbles (1)

Supplies:

  • Image: Funny Bunnies by Crissy’s Digis  
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: First Edition Spring Drop 6x6 paper pad
  • Card: Crafters Companion Neenah Card and American Crafts grey card
  • Stamps: Happy Easter Sentiment from Whimsy Stamps 
  • Ink: Memento Paris Dusk inkpad and Spun Sugar Distress Ink
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Plain and Picot Edge Circles, CC Designs Phlox Flowers Dies and a Tonic Dotty Border Punch
  • Embellishments: Sequins and Viva Decor Pearl Pen

This month our prizes are…first winner:

Second winner:

And third and final winner:

A Mystery Rubber Stamp

Please hop across to Whimsy Inspirations Challenge to see what the other designers have created and to check out the challenge rules.

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

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Friday, 7 March 2014

Ashlan Valor Tangles Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and Welcome to our special Ashlan Valor Tangles Showcase blog hop!

Today we are showcasing a collection of beautifully hand drawn Tangles by artist Lori St. Clair.

Ashlan

Tangles are a relaxing, contemplative, non-objective art form that permits a viewer to enjoy every opportunity for imagination and inspiration to swell as the image before them unfolds.You discover what a creative moment holds when you share in the process of letting it lead your imagination through the intimate details it possesses.

Tangles touch each individual personally. Share one with someone you want to touch in an extraordinary way. To quote Lewis Carroll: “When you are describing, a shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, but put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, with a sort of mental squint.”

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.

Here is my creation (a tag) using Glorious Pagentry…

Glorious Pagentry

I used the cracked glass technique to create a vintage style tag. 

To find all of Ashlan Valor Tangles images please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle Oatman and whilst you are hopping don't forget to leave comments on each blog along the way as there will be two mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!

These winners will each win an Ashlan Valor Tangles digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Valou Allard. This winner will receive 5 Ashlan Valor Tangles digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday 14th March at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog

Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way.

  1. Charlene Brown

  2. Jackie Randolph

  3. Lisa West (Me)

  4. Michelle Oatman

  5. Ruza Rebel

  6. Kelly Mannix

  7. Andrea Tulley

  8. Suzi McKenzie

  9. Audrey AKA Hippieaud

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

    Thanks for stopping by

    Lisa

    Tuesday, 4 March 2014

    Henry Playing Drums

    Morning All. Not quite sure whether or not I’m coming down with a cold :-( The children have both got one and I although I don’t feel bad I feel a little achy and shivery. So I’ve told hubby that’s a good excuse to forgot the housework today!!

    I have been quite a busy little bee in my craft room but I have photographed anything yet. Instead I thought I would share with you another creation made using another fabulous Henry stamp from Whiff of Joy’s Spring Stamp Kit. It’s too late to late to receive the Spring Kit but follow the link in my side bar for details of how to subscribe to future kits. They really are fabulous value for money as you get image, sentiment and embellishment stamps.

    I made this as a Valentine’s card using one of my favourite colour combos red and blue…

    Supplies:

    • Image: Henry playing Drums from Whiff of Joy’s Spring Stamp Kit 
    • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
    • DP: We R Memory Keepers Magazine Freebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft
    • Card: Crafters Companion Neenah Card and red & blue card from my stash
    • Stamps: All from The WoJ Spring Stamp Kit
    • Inks: Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood Ditress Inkpads
    • Dies & Punches: Spellbinder Picot Edge Circles, X-Cut Hearts and Whiff of Joy Arrow dies and an X-Cut Square punch
    • Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls and glitter glue

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

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    Thanks for stopping by

    Lisa

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    Giggle Fairy

    Morning All. Hope you all had a good weekend! After a tiring day at the craft show and with the miserable rain outside I spent a wonderful afternoon getting crafty and playing with some of my new stash. I didn’t actually finish a card, just made a good old mess so in true Blue Peter style here is one I made earlier…

    This card was my valentines card for hubby and uses the cute Giggle Fairy from Some Odd Girl. He’s not really into pink but he doesn’t mind because he knows I am ;-) I’ve also made my favourite rolled flowers from a circle punch.

    Supplies:

    • Image: Giggle Fairy from Some Odd Girl  
    • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
    • DP: Crate Paper ‘Random’ 6x6 Paper Pad
    • Card: Pink card from stash and Joanna Sheen Elegance Ice White 300gsm
    • Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Speech Bubbles from Whiff of Joy, flourish die and circle punch
    • Embellishments: Glitter, Hessian, Washi Tape from Ikea, old beads from a broken necklace, gems and doodling with a Pigma Micron Pen

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

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    Thanks for stopping by

    Lisa

    Sunday, 2 March 2014

    Baby Boy Teddy

    Happy Sunday All. Hope everyone is well. I was a lucky girl yesterday as Hubby took me to the Make-It show in Farnborough as an early birthday treat. I spent too much but I got some fabulous bargains, including some bits and bobs from Anna Marie Designs, Little Claire and Samuel Taylors. Plus I finally got a melt pot and I can’t wait to have a play.

    Anyhoo back to the point of my post and I thought I would share some inspiration using Baby Boy Bear from Pink Gem Designs:

    This is a card I made for some friends of ours for the birth of there second baby.

    Supplies:

    • Image: Baby Boy Bear by Pink Gem Designs
    • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
    • DP: Magazine Freebies
    • Card: American Crafts Textured Cardstock
    • Stamps: Pink Gem and Personal Impressions
    • Ink: Memento Paris Dusk
    • Dies & Punches: Spellbinders and X-Cut
    • Embellishments: Pearls and Padded Hearts

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

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    Thanks for stopping by

    Lisa

    Saturday, 1 March 2014

    Whimsy March Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop

    MCG Springy Gnome

    Welcome to the March digital release blog hop!

    We have lots of new images to share with you today created by:

    16afb1b5d6ad49460714fdb2a9dd3e35.image.150x150AshlanCrissy's DigisLia StampzMarika CollinsMoon Cookie GalleryStampArt by KathryneDana's Digis

    All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.

    Here is my card using the wonderful new Springy Gnome by Moon Cookie Gallery…

    MCG Springy Gnome (2)

    I have coloured the image with my ProMarkers and used up scraps of patterned papers from my stash. I’ve also used ribbon, seam binding, a sentiment from SC Deigns at Whimsy, a flat back pearl and a Clear Sakura GellyRoll pen.

    To find all of today's new fabulous new digital releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

    Your next stop on the hop is Morgyn Mlinarek and whilst you are hopping don't forget to leave comments on each blog along the way as there will be two mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!

    These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop Valou Allard. This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store.

    The hop will run for one week and end on Saturday 8th March at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Blog.

    Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way:

    1. Charlene Brown

    2. Jackie Randolph

    3. Lisa West (Me)

    4. Morgyn Mlinarek

    5. Michelle Oatman

    6. Ruza Rebel

    7. Kelly Mannix

    8. Andrea Tulley

    9. Suzi McKenzie

    10. Audrey AKA Hippieaud

    11. Valou Allard

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

      Thanks for stopping by

      Lisa

      Alannah & Snowball

      KKD Alannah & Snowball

      Hi All, hope you are all well. I had this little cutie ready to share a few days ago but a nasty Migraine crept up on me and I’m only just getting back to normal! My vision is a little bit off still so I hope the pictures look OK to you ;-)

      This is my first Christmas card made in 2014 (I’m determined to get a head start this year!) and this uses the adorable Alannah & Snowball from StampArt by Kathryne. This little cutie was part of the February release, but be sure to stop back at 5pm today as we will be showcasing the new March Digi Releases…

      KKD Alannah & Snowball (1)

      I think these papers were a Freebie with a magazine but I really love the colours on them so I used silver/blue card and embellishments for the rest of the card. And I used a ProMarker to colour one of the silver mats blue…

      KKD Alannah & Snowball (2)

      Supplies:

      • Image: Alannah & Snowball from Whimsy Stamps 
      • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
      • DP: Magazine Freebies
      • Card: Silver Glitter Paper from Stash
      • Stamps: Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps 
      • Dies & Punches: Mixture of Spellbinder and Whimsy Stamps and an MS Snowflake Punch
      • Embellishments: Snowflake charm, Ribbon, Flat Back Gems, Liquid Pearls and Glitter Glue

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

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      Thanks for stopping by

      Lisa

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