Friday, 1 August 2014

The East Wind - #11 Freebie Challenge

WOW WOW WOW It seems like forever since I last blogged.....looking at it, it has been forever lol 
I am hoping that I am finally on the road to recovery. Who knew that a simple chest infection would have started all this trouble and illness?! Fingers crossed there will be no more hospital stays and that once this current chest infection has gone, I will have the time I need to allow my lungs to recover. 
Thank you to every single one of you who sent me well wishes and showed me that they cared, it meant a HUGE amount to me. 

Anyway, enough about me.....

Today see's the launch of Challenge #11 over on The East Wind Challenge Blog

The theme is 'Beach' and for those who have signed up to The East Wind news letter will have received a gorgeous brand spanking new Freebie image to help you with this theme. 

Here is what I made for this challenge

The backing panels were cut on my Cameo Silhouette and I added white stitching details and pearls. 
The backing paper is from a 'Limited Addition' paper pad. 

I think you will agree, the image is brilliant. She is so cute and has lots of detailing for you to colour and make the image your own. 
I coloured her with my Faber-Castel Colouring pencils. 

I hope you will pop over to The East Wind blog and join in the Beach themed challenge. There are always gorgeous images up for grabs!

Here are the details you need

Thank you for visiting and supporting me 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Left Of Centre Challenge #36

I would firstly like to apologise to any of my Design Teams where I have missed a challenge. 
As my facebook friends will know, I have been struggling a lot with my health. 
I ended up back in hospital, so I am on strict orders to bed rest and not move about much. 

Today see's the start of the new challenge over on the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges. This is challenge #36 and the theme is 'Add Some Sparkle'.

Do you like the new look Left Of Centre blog? Now we have gone weekly, we thought we should have a little change of decoration.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by the very brilliant Aurora Wings.

Aurora Wings do a great selection of images both cute and mysterious and can be used for normal or dark makes.

I chose to use the 'Shades of Blue' image. Shes gorgeous, detailed and offers lots of oppertunities to try different things.

Here is what I have made for this challenge.....

What I used.....

- Faber Castel Polychromatic colouring pencils
- Sparkle medium
- Sikhouette Cameo
- Kanban backing card
- Coredenations card stock
- Pearl spray
- White satin leaves
- White card candi covered in sparkle medium

I hope you like this card and all the sparkle!!

Thank you for visiting. I hopeyou will see that we accept all types of cafting, not just dark!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A Step In The Dark - Challenge #5

A Step In The Dark - Challenge #4

Firstly, welcome back to my blog. 

It is time for 'A Step In The Darks' 5th Challenge -
'Anything Goes / Dark Fantasy'.

A Step In The Dark is a Challenge Blog that caters specifically for darker and alternative sides of crafting, so no cheerful cute cards.....yuck!!!

For Challenge #5, we have a wonderful sponsor Aurora Wings

Here are what I have made, I hope you like it - 

I chose to use the image 'Dark Gothic Mermaid with Skull'. I picked her because she is dark but also very beautiful and quite a challenge to colour!

I coloured the image with Faber-Castell colouring pencils. 
I sprayed the image with mica spray.
The edges are distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I used pearl card as matting and the main backing paper is cordinations that has been sanded to distress it. 
The shapes have been cut using my Silhouette Cameo and edged with Distress Ink.  

I hope this has maybe inspired you to try something different and join in with our current challenge. Dark doesn't have to be gruesome!!!

Thank you for all your support

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

TheEastWind and Just For Fun

Welcome back fellow crafters, bloggers and friends. 

I have had a bit of a rough week, but I am feeling better than I was. Who knew that bed rest was so boring and exhausting. 

Today, I have two Design Team Posts to share with you, both of them featuring images from TheEastWind. 

The first Design Team piece is for the 'Just For Fun' Challenge Blog. This is our first Anything Goes challenge. 

I wanted to use a gorgeous image for my make, so I chose one from TheEastWind (Before I because part of their design Team lol).

This is the Image I used - 

Aurora Poppy. 
I chose this image as I love her gorgeous floating hear and the expression on her face. 

Here is my finished card - 

I coloured the image with Faber-Castell Colouring Pencils.
The flowers were cut using my Silhouette Cameo, with a black gem added to the center.
I glossy accented her eyes and her finger nails. 
The paper is from my stash as well as the kraft card. 
I distressed the image edging with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 
I used the same ink on white card candi. 

I hope you have been inspired to enter our month long Anything Goes Challenge.....No excuses really is there lol 

The Second Design Team make I would like to share is actually for TheEastWind themselves. This is my first Blog Challenge Inspiration piece so I am a little excited!!!

Challenge Blog -

The Theme for this Challenge is 'Use Ribbon' and it will be using the freebie

'Belle Of The Ball'

This image is absolutely stunning and gives you so much shading opportunities when colouring her in. 

Here is my finished card - 

I coloured the image in simple colours, using Faber-Castell Colouring pencils.
I matted her onto coordinating dotted papers, red and black card from my stash. 
The Border is a Tonic Punch.
The embellishments are from my stash - Ribbon, Feather, Pearl Spray, Ribbon Rose, Glittery dots and flat backed gems. 

This challenge will run for two weeks on TheEastWind Challenge Blog. I really hope you will pop over and join in with this fab challenge! 

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

The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

I also wanted to show you a little cutie called Kitty Kitty that was released last week. She is adorable and slightly crazy....

She is in sale in store RIGHT can you resist that face???

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and putting up with my different styles of crafting. 
I appreciate ALL the comments that you leave. 

Blog Candy Winners

To make it fair, I put everyone's linky number in a hat and asked my mum to pick two out. 

The winner of £10 Delicious Doodles Voucher is Maureen Scott

The winner of the $10 The Stamping Chef Voucher is Jan 

If you lovely ladies will email me in, I can arrange for you to get your money off :-) 

Thank you to everyone who joined in. I was disappointed in the number of entries, but you can't please everybody all the time! 

Well done ladies, and those who didn't win, I will be doing more candy later in the year. 

Love & Hugs
Lisa xxxx

Monday, 30 June 2014

***My Blog Candy***

Welcome Everyone

For the month of June, I will be running a Blog Candy.....

I have two prizes

£10 to spend at Delicious Doodles


$10 to spend at The Stamping Chef

To enter, I'd like you to please do the following things.....

1. Add your blog address to Mr Linky below
2. Add my blog badge to your blog sidebar or a blog candy page on your main blog and link it up to my blog
3. Mention my candy in one of your blog posts
4. Leave a comment on this post saying where on you blog my badge is and which post you have mentioned it on
5. Keep my blog badge on your blog until the end of the candy
6. You MUST be a follower of my blog!!!

How easy is that?

Here is my blog badge....

The prizes are in the form of a voucher/credit and cannot be exchanged for money value.

I really hope you will join my blog candy and follow the simple rules. 
It would be amazing if you could let your friends know, as the prizes are for two amazing digi stamp companies!

Love & Hugs

Friday, 27 June 2014

Left Of Centre - Challenge #34

Welcome to my crafty little heaven. Thank you so much for your visits and lovely comments. 


This blog post contains a gruesome card that might not be to many peoples tastes!

The Left Of Centre's current Challenge #34 is 'Use Something Metal'

This challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful Rick St Dennis.

This will sadly be the last fortnightly challenge from Left Of Centre Creative Challenges..... we are however going weekly woooohooooo
We will have two design teams. The teams will do alternative weeks challenges. 

I haven't made a dark dark card for a while, so let my hair down......

Here is what I made using Rick St Dennis's SH Monster Nurse image.

My something metal is gilding flakes and metal stud caps. 
The blood was made using re-inker and glossy accents.

Although this is gruesome,  I really like it. I hope you like it as well.....although I'm not sure many will lol

Many thanks for taking a look at my blog post

Sunday, 22 June 2014

OMG I'm Excited!!!

Welcome back fellow Bloggers, Crafters and Wonderful Friends. 
I am slowly getting back to 'normal', but I am taking it very easy. 

Today, I have some absolutely amazing news to share with you all. As my followers will know, I LOVE colouring. Tonight, I was invited to join 'The East Wind' Design Team....... How amazing is that???!!! 
The East Wind Images are amazing and so very detailed and different. 
For me, this is like a dream Design Team appointment for me. I have drooled over their images for so long and now I feel like a kid in a sweet shop!

(Please click above links to take you to the individual places).

The East Wind offer challenges on their Blog and their Facebook page, so plenty of opportunities to join in for a chance to win some gorgeous The East Wind Images. 

The current Facebook Challenge is as follows:

No. 5 June 21st - July 17th.
The Theme is "Wedded Bliss"
(This contest is separate from the Blog Challenge!)

First Prize is 3 digis of winner's Choice
Second Prize is 25% discount code (valid for 7 days from win)

***Simple rules***
Use any TEW digistamps!
You can upload as many creations as you want. However, Please upload one photo at a time. Once you upload a photo, you can add details or blog adress etc on the comment, so it pops up on the timeline 

Please make sure you put it in the right folder!

Now, GO!
*** The East Wind Blog has separate Challenge running 2 times / month!
1st of Every month ( Freebie Challenge )
15th of Every month ( Theme Challenge ) to check out our Blog Challenge

The Current Challenge Blog Challenge is as follows:

It's the middle of the month and that means it's time for our next challenge at The East Wind. The theme that we have chosen for Challenge #9 is Bling. It doesn't matter if it's a little gentle smattering of bling, or full out over the top bling. We want to see it!

Here are our Challenge Rules -

- Enter Only New Creations - No Back linking
- If Using The East Wind Images - Unlimited entries
- Maximum of 3 entries if not using images from The East Wind
- Hand coloured and crafted only - No digital makes

As I am recovering slowly, I am making cards as and when I can. Yesterday, I made a couple of cards with The East Wind Images that I had already coloured.
I hope you like my cards....

The first Card I used the Aurora 'Love You' Image

 The second card I made using Aurora 'Floral Kiss'

I would like to enter my second card into the following challenges - 

A Girl Who Crafts - #1 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Papers - Anything Goes/Patterned Papers
CCC Digi Creations - #3 Digi/Flowers
Lia Stampz - Summer Fun
Reves 2 Scrap - #1 Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley 365 - #93 Summer Brights
Stempelgarten Challenge - #26 Floral Dreams
Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes

Thank you for all your amazing support, it means the world to me

Thursday, 19 June 2014

A Step In The Dark - Challenge #4

Firstly, welcome back to my blog. 

As my friends know, I have been feeling poorly for quite a while with a temperature and bad chest infection. 
Last monday, I went to the drs to get some more antibiotics as it wasn't shifting?
My dr didn't even listen to my chest, just gave me a prescriotion. Come the early hours of Monday morning, I was seriously struggling to breath and dad rushed me to A&E. I was put straight into resuss and was admitted to the cardiac ward. 
I have had numerous tests and scans and certain issues have been found, however my chest difficulties was due to pneumonia.  

I was discharged yesterday evening with strict rules to rest, make sure I am around no one ill and IF I feel any worse, get help ASAP. 
I am glad I am home as I am in comfort and with loved ones however, I am in so much pain and still struggling. 

Anyway, enough about that......

It is time for 'A Step In The Darks' 4th Challenge -
'Anything Goes / zombies'.

A Step In The Dark is a Challenge Blog that caters specifically for darker and alternative sides of crafting, so no cheerful cute cards.....yuck!!!

For Challenge #4, we have three AMAZING sponsors

Odd Balls Art
Limited Runs
The Stamping Chef

I decided to make two projects. I used 'Big Eyed Girl #2' from Odd Balls Art and 'Coffin Break' from The Stamping Chef.

Here are what I have made, I hope you like them

Odd Ball Art

The Stamping Chef

I hope these have maybe inspired you to try something different and join in with our current challenge.

Thank you for all your support