Friday, 7 March 2014

One new challenge and one Inspirational Post!

Welcome back lovely people.... How was your month of Love?? Mine was loveless lol


Inspirational Post for Left of Centre Creative Challenges 

Today see's the Mid-Way post for the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges, Challenge #26
What a nice easy theme.... You can make anything with a dark/alternative theme, as long as it includes some diecuts...The more the better lol
The Left Of Centre Creative Challenges Blog have a great list of wonderful Sponsors, and this months sponsors are the very brilliant 'The Stamping Chef' and 'Ike's Art' !!!!!
All of our Design Team members have made cards using some of the sponsors gorgeous images...Once you have used them, you are hooked!!!

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Keep an eye out this month, as the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges Blog is having a 'Celebration Month Event' due to it being 1 year old... We will be announcing some new Sponsors, as well as daily blog posts showing makes from the Sponsors who have kindly supported us for the last 12 months.
It will be a great event, and we hope you will be able to join in with the fun!

Right....Down to what I have made for Challenge #26 - Diecuts

For this make I have used some Corner Diecuts, Spellbinders small Lattice Die, x-cut decorative frame Die, ticket die and a Tattered Lace Chandelier Die that I was lucky enough to win as a Facebook give away.
I would Like to think that is plenty of diecuts to make it a diecut themed card lol

I loved this Image by THE STAMPING CHEF so much, that I had to make this card as soon as the images were received. The image is called 'BITE ME'.
This was one of the first images I coloured with colouring pencils (YES, that's how long ago I made this lol), and got me hooked on them.
I have used glossy accents on the eyes of all 3 skulls.

The backing panel was made with distress inks, clear embossing powder, creative expressions Halloween mask and mica spray. I love the shine that comes across with that mica powder, really makes the image pop.

I have finished the card off with ticket dies for my cheeky sentiment words, lots of flat back gems and some large shaped gems that I filed the back down so they sit flat on the card.

This was the first dark but fun card I made, and it is also my favourite. I have been dying to share it, but have had to wait agessssssssss....

I hope you will pop over to the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges Blog to join in with this great challenge, and the exciting month long 1 year Birthday Celebrations.


Start of a New Challenge at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog 

Well, March is our 3rd Monthly Challenge of 2014, and the new rules are going well. The monthly challenges allow people more time to make their entries, and get them blogged and linked up.

Please click on the above image or link to take you to our wonderful LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
The only way you can get your hands on the LEJ Designs Images, is by winning them through our challenges.
We have chosen a nice easy theme for you......


You can make anything you like, as long as it includes your favourite diecuts. You couldn't get more simpler that that could you?!

Here is What I Made

My favourite diecuts are the gorgeous labels range from Spellbinders. I cant use these enough. I have the decorative edged ones, grand ones and the normal ones. I find them very versatile and easy to use.
I have also used an x-cut border die and the absolutely gorgeous La-La-Land heart banner die. I have seen this die on so many cards, but never knew who it was made by. As soon as I found out, I had to buy it straight away.

I coloured the image with my WHSmith colouring pencils. I love how easy they are to blend.
This image was wonderful to colour and shade.

I finished the card off with lots of flat backed gems and a distressing tools for the matting layers.

I hope, as always, that my make has inspired you to visit the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog and join in the new monthly challenge. Remember it is Anything Goes, so the only thing stopping you entering is you.....

Thank you for your visit, they mean a lot to me


Kathryn said...

A fabby make with lovely colouring !! I just love the bunting it really finishes the card off to a tee xx

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Lisa honey, I am so loving the gorgeous cards you have made and I must say your colouring on both is fabulous! Love the gorgeous colour combinations and your dies are fabulous.

Big Crafty Hugs
Linda xxx

Wendy said...

Two great cards Lisa. I love the stamps you used for each project. Great diecuts, layouts and embellishments. I'm going to pop over to LOC right now to check out the Anniversary Hop.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

congrats on coming over to the Dark Side and Happy Birthday LOC. Fabulous projects all xxx

Karen said...

Love them both honey.. just superb!


DonnaMundinger said...

Both are fabulous but I've gotta say your dark one is spectacular! Expecting to see lots more in the future. Ain't it fun? HeeHee! xxD

Stephanie said...

Wonderful cards. Great layouts.

Zoe said...

Great creations Lisa, your colouring in is just fabulous, such great depth and shading, wow that's some rack that chicks got in the first card lol! Xx Zoe xx

Andree said...

Two brilliant cards Lisa. Both images are fabulously coloured x

Kate M said...

Super cards, lovely images and die cuts - love the heart bunting

Mandy Ashley said...

Fabulous cards, Lisa - love your colouring! Both beautifully designed :)

Gwyneth said...

Both cards look great with you. I love the layouts and embelishments you chosen for both.

Avril Ann said...

Both these cards are fabulous Lisa, so different in every way, Happy Birthday LOC, I will be sharing a card this week, as part of the Hop!...hugs my friend xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

Both cards amazing Lisa love the images & your colouring rocks xxx