Sunday, 28 July 2013

Glamorous Eyes Image

Welcome Friends, Crafters and Fellow Bloggers.....

Glamorous Eyes are having a Design Team call for a new member of their team.
To apply, all applicants must use the same image and make something with it.
I spent last night colouring and selecting items that went with the image colours.
This card took me all evening, then I tweaked and altered it this morning to finish it off....
Please click 'HERE' to take you to the Glamorous Eyes Facebook page, where they are holding a 'like; giveaway at the moment.

Here is what I made.....



I really enjoyed making this card, and even if I don't make the Design Team, I am proud of myself for applying.

I would like to enter the above card into the following Challenges....

One Stop Craft Challenge - Add Flowers and Ribbon, Ends 1st August
Alphabet Challenge Blog - L is for Lace, Ends 31st July
Crafts For Eternity - Anything Goes, Ends 1st August
Five Simple Things - Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes, Ends 1st August
Sister Act Cards - Challenge #17 Anything Goes, Ends 2nd August
Totally Paper Crafts - Use Material Lace, Ends 1st August
Craft Creations - Diecut Shapes, Ends 3rd August
A.R.T Card Challenges - Anything Goes, Ends 30th July
C.R.A.F.T Challenges - For The Girls, Ends 31st July

I hope you like this card, all feedback welcome.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

LEJ Designs #63

Welcome New Visitors, Fellow Bloggers and Friends...
It is that time again....Yes, the launch of a brand new Weekly Challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
This weeks theme is 'CUTE CUTE CUTE', something that is right up my street as I love girly and cute and adorable.
Right, house keeping first..... here is the links to the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog and Shop. There are always new images being added to the shop, as well as a few freebies, so its well worth a visit.

The winner of the challenge will get four free LEJ Designs Images of their choice.
There is the chance to win some bonus images, if you use an LEJ Designs image on your entry. If you do use one of our gorgeous images, please put 'LEJ' after your name on your entry name.
There is a second crafty prize up to grabs from the wonderful:

That's all the information about the wonderful Challenge and Challenge Blog/Shop..... Now for what I have made.....
I used the 'Bear Holding Letter' image and coloured this with promarkers. I have inked with distress ink, and then coloured the flowers with the same colour.

This is the first time I have used Promarkers, as I usually use Spectrum Noirs, however my neighbour gave me a set of skin tone Promarkers so I used them.

I hope you like my card, and that it has inspired you to want to join in with the 'CUTE CUTE CUTE' LEJ Designs Challenge this week.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments....


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Butterfly Box

WOW WOW WOW Thank you all soooooo much for the amount of comments on my last blog post and all your kind words...You left me speechless. I am working my way through them, repaying the love.
Yesterday, I fancied making something different. I made a Design Team piece, which I can't show you yet, and I decorated a box that I have had for a while.
I started off by stamping the sides of the box with a kanban stamp and purple versafine ink.
I then mixed gesso with some Victoria Velvet distress ink to make a coloured gesso and painted the whole of the box. I added a few more layers and stippled them to give some texture and deeper colouring.
I mixed some of the same ink with water, in a spray bottle, and sprayed the box.
I glued through a butterfly mask I have, and then glittered over the top.
Added some skeleton leaves, pearl sprays and various sized roses.
I finished with some dusky pink ribbon and a silver butterfly charm and pearls.
The main focus butterfly on the lid was made by a company called SeemaCrafts.
The company is run by Seema, and she has a challenge blog as well, details of which is in my blog side bar.
Please pop over and show some support to a new business and challenge blog.
These butterflies are so easy to colour as they take ink, alcohol pens etc They are absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you once again for all the wonderful visits to my blog....
Comments will be returned, they just might take a few days lol

Monday, 15 July 2013

Not a Birthday

Welcome fellow bloggers, crafters, friends and beautiful people.

I said that I would be making anniversary and wedding cards next, however I had a fancy to use my new pinflair baby stamps...

I made one blue and one pink baby card. 
I stamped them on ink me hubkydory card and coloured them in with spectrum noir and gelliroll glitter pen.

I adore these cards, and will be playing with the other stamps in the pack.

I would like to add my pink and white baby card to the challenge over at 'Bunny Zoe's Crafts - pink and white

The third card I made today was a card for the Mad Crafty Giggles Facebook group. Each day we have a 'one word wonder' challenge and today's word was 'friends'.

I used a SWALK topper that I had printed and matched this off with some hot off the press papers and diecut embellishments. 

I'd like to enter this card into the 'Happy Campers' Challenge #19 - Bling (There are gems in the centre of the big and small flowers, plus the butterfly). I am also throwing my crafting hat in the ring and applying to be part of their design team.....(Fingers and toes crossed).

I'd also like to enter this card into 

I hope you like these cards. I'm not great at making cards that aren't 'birthday cards' but I am trying, and doing quite well (in my opinion).

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, all comments are appreciated! 


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Busy Lisa....

Hello beautiful crafters, fellow bloggers and friends
Thank you once again for popping over and having a look at my blog and what I've made. 

I have been making quite a bit recently and loving it again. 
I have tried to make some more male cards. 

Next theme, I'm going to try some wedding and christening cards, so I have a wide variety. 

Here are they cards I have made. Most of them have been for the 'one word wonder' challenges on my Facebook group 'Mad Crafters Giggles'.

I hope you like them, all feedback is welcome, especially constructive as that the only way I will learn...

Can you tell what CD I got recently? Lol
Thank you again for the visit, I appreciate every single comment left...


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

LEJ Designs #61 - Christmas in July

Christmas in July.... Making this Design Piece really made me wish Christmas was a lot closer lol
<Ducks to miss all the things being thrown at me>
Well, as I said, it is the LEJ Designs Challenge number 61 - Christmas in July.
This runs for a week, as we accept up to 3 entries from people. Please make sure, that when entering, you put the link to the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog on your blog post.
Here are the links you need, please make sure you pop over and have a good look, join the challenge and maybe treat yourself to some lovely LEJ Digi Images:
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 
LEJ Designs Digi Shop - http://www.lejdesigns

We always have 4 gorgeous images from LEJ Designs as the first place prize.
Keep an eye out on the blog, as we often have crafting goodies up for grabs as second prize, provided by one of our wonderful sponsors.
My Make......
 I picked the image that immediately made me laugh when I saw it on the LEJ Designs Shop.
I coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs and Glitter Gel Pens.
The backing paper is from my stash of Christmas papers.
Backed the paper with pearlised Green card and green Mirri Board.
Fairy Light string is from HobbyCraft.
Sentiment stamped with Tim Holtz pine needles distress ink.
Glaze pen used to glaze parts of the image.
Finished off with flat backed gems and Card Candi.

I really hope you will see the fun in making a Christmas card in July and will take the time to join in with the challenge.
Here are the links again:
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 
LEJ Designs Digi Shop - http://www.lejdesigns
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look


Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Hello gorgeous bloggers and visitors :-) 

Last night I sat and coloured a few images, as I was too tired to actually craft. 
One of the images I coloured, I loved so much that I added some glitter pen and glaze etc...I couldn't wait to get crafting this morning and use the image....

What I used

Image from my stash
Two sheets of 6x6 papers from two separate paper packs
Silver mirri board
Several cutting dies
Faux pearls
Pink lace from my stash

How I coloured my image

Spectrum Noir pens
Glitter roller ball pen
Glaze pen

I would like to enter the following challenges

Emma UK Cards - Lace and Pearls

ABC Challenges - Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

WhoopsiDaisy - Girly

Imagination Crafts - Anything goes

I hope you like this card as much as I liked making it :-) 



Monday, 1 July 2013

SeemaCrafts Newest Challenge - Holiday/Vacation

Well, that month went rather quickly...Yes, it has been a month since the last challenge over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.
SeemaCrafts isn't JUST a Challenge Blog, Seema also makes gorgeous hand made embellishments etc. Please pop over and have a look around the Blog to see what is on offer, and hopefully enter the challenge and treat yourself to a few gorgeous items from her shop.
Well as the title suggests, the theme for this month is Holiday/Vacation....
For this, I decided to make an altered canvas with collaged postcards and images/wording relating to travel and Holidays.
I used matte Mod Podge over the top of the collaged areas and then crackle glaze over the image/wording areas. I distress inked, dripped alcohol ink and refill ink and then added flowers and leaves.

I hope this make has given you some inspiration to pop over and join in the great challenge.