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Saturday, 25 June 2011


Welcome to my crafting blog and the 2nd day of the Fairy Day Blog Hop/Fly!

I have been asked to take part in this blog hop to celebrate Fairy Day.  The blog hop has been created by Gill McCall at and you can find out more about the hop there.  We have been asked to make items with a fairy theme.  You can see my creations further down in this post, I hope you like them and would love to receive any comments you may have.  I really enjoyed making them and being able to use fairy themed elements as I don't often use fairies in the cards I make.

You should have arrived here from Theresa's blog Theresa's Blog.  If you haven't, start at Gill's Blog and hop, (or fly) through all the participants of the hop, they've got some amazing fairy themed projects! 

There's an added element of excitement to this blog hop too!  Some of the participants of the hop have secret letters hidden within their blog post.  Try to collect all the letters over the 2 days to spell out a fairy themed word.  Once you think you know what the word is, enter the Mr Linky on Gill's Blog, just put your name, don't reveal the word!  If you're the lucky name picked at random, Gill will then contact you to get your answer.  If it's right, you could win some fabulous card candy!!!

These are the projects I have made for the blog hop:

I made this card using a small deckelled edged card and covered the front using a Paper Cellar pink fairy paper.  I added pink and silver gems and used fine pink glitter with a quickie glue pen on the wings.

This card is slightly smaller than 6x4" and is covered with a Papermania pink paper from an old6x6 paper pack.  I have made a dufex fairy decoupage image and attached it to the front of the card.  I also built up a small pink dufex rose.  I completed the card with 3 card candy pieces which I attached with 3D foam to the top left hand side of the card.

This is a 6x4 aperture card.  I have covered the front of the card using a flowery background paper from the recent DoCrafts Forever Friends decoupage pack.  To give a nice clean aperture, I attached the paper to the whole of the front of the card and made sure I applied adhesive around the aperture part.  Once attached, I cut an "X" in the aperture and folded the paper back, under the front of the card.  This gives a nice clean, smooth line around the aperture window.  I attached a fairy embellishment to a piece of pale lilac card and attached this on the inside of the aperture.  To complete the card, I used 3D foam to stick a "For A Lovely Sister" sentiment on the right hand side of the card.  I also attached pink gems to some of the larger flowers on the backing paper.

This is a 6x6" card made using smooth A4 white cardstock.  I matt and layered the main image (from a Paper Cellar paper pack) onto two shades of blue textured card.  I stuck the base blue card with double sided sticky tape and then the lighter blue card with 3D foam.  I decorated the fairy image with blue and silver gems.  The sentiment "Believe In Your Dreams" came from a 12x12 Tinkerbell scrapbook paper and is matt and layered on dark blue textured card stock and adhered with 3d foam to the main card base. 

I've also entered this card into the current challenge for the design team I am on.  You can view and enter the Shades Of Blue Challenge by going to the Creations By Gill M Blog.

So I hope you like my creations, and as I said, I would love to hear any comments you may have, good or bad!  I think it's really important to get positive and negative feedback from other crafters as it's a great way to improve your skills.

To carry on with the hop, fly on to Nicolette's Blog and see what she has made for this exciting blog hop.

Thank you so much for stopping by, good luck and enjoy the hop! xxxx


Welcome back to my crafting blog.  Hope you're all well and getting lots of crafting done?! 

This weeks challenge from Gill McCall is based on the colour blue.  Our task was to make something in different shades of blue, so I made this.....

This is a 6x6" card made using smooth A4 white cardstock.  I matt and layered the main image (from a Paper Cellar paper pack) onto two shades of blue textured card.  I stuck the base blue card with double sided sticky tape and then the lighter blue card with 3D foam.  I decorated the fairy image with blue and silver round gems along with 3 square gems.  The sentiment "Believe In Your Dreams" came from a 12x12 Tinkerbell scrapbook paper and is matt and layered on dark blue textured card stock and adhered with 3d foam to the main card base. 

I have also entered this card into a Fairy Day Blog Hop which started yesterday, Friday 24th June.  I really recommend you take part in the hop, or fly!  It's all projects with a fairy theme and the creations from the participants are amazing.  Fly over to The Fairy Day Blog Hop which is being held by Gill McCall to start the hop and see the wonderful projects, you could be in with a chance of winning a fab prize!

You can also enter this current challenge on shades of blue by going to Gill's Blog.  Just complete the Mr Linky at the bottom of the challenge post and link it to your blog with a photo of your project.  You could win a great blinkie for your own blog if your name is picked at random at the end of the challenge.  So go and have a look at the other shades of blue challenges from the design team and other crafters.

Remember to leave some comments for me....good or bad!  I can only improve my cardmaking skills if I know what I'm doing right and wrong!

Take care, thanks again.

Lisa xx

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Hiya Everyone

Gosh, where to I start?!  Things seem to be getting on top of me a bit at the mo.....

I'm going away next week, Tues - Thurs to Glasgow with my sister, Amy.  We're going down to stay with family and then on the Wednesday, we're going to see Take That in concert at Hampden Park, which is a big football stadium.  Really looking forward to it.

We get back on Thurs evening and then early on the Friday morning, I'm going away to Aberdeen with my great friend Gill McCall  to attend 2 crafting workshops.  The first one is on Friday and is with Amy Shaw.  We're staying down in the area and are going to another workshop on the Saturday with Debbi Moore.  Both Gill and I are really looking forward to the weekend.

I'm self employed and usually work Tues, Wed & Thurs from 9am-9pm.  As I'm away though, I'm working for a couple of hours on Monday morning.  Then I'm going to see my close friend Andrea in the afternoon.  She's been having some problems at work recently so think we're going to be having a good chat about what's happening and what she's going to do.  I think she may have handed in her notice, but I'm not sure.  I've also been asked by another friend to go with her to view a hotel she may be interested in buying.  I can't go though because I'm working so I feel I'm letting her down a bit.  But I did have my work commitments arranged before hand.  Then in the evening, I have my Slimming World class.  I usually stay for the full class, but think I'll just go and get weighed this week.

I've also got cards to make.  One for a close friend who's birthday is coming up soon!  She is does a LOT of crafting and is SO talented, so of course I want to make sure my card is top quality!  I've started it tonight  and it's probably 1/2 completed, but still have more to do.  Also have another friends card to make, projects for a blog hop on the 1st of July and a DT challenge for the 9th of July.  Added on to that approx. 200 cards to make for August for a village gala I've been asked if I want to sell my cards at!  I've made a schedule to make approx. 20 cards a week, starting from last Monday (13th June).  So far, I've made........0 !

I just cant seem to get motivated in one way or another, and I'm always tired!

Everyone who knows me will tell you I love my lists!  I quite often have a list of lists I have to make!!  But they don't even seem to be helping that much, and I tend to spend more time writing them rather than completing them!

My main aim for tomorrow, Sunday is to pack.  I think I'd be better packing 2 cases (just wee trolley cases) rather than have to unpack 1 on the Thurs night.  Also, the one I will take to Glasgow will be bigger than I need for the Aberdeen trip.

So that's me at the moment!

Any tips or advice?

Wish me luck!!  And send me lots of motivational wishes!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Lisa xxx

Saturday, 11 June 2011


I've been asked to make some Fathers Day cards by one of my friends for her Dad and her Dad-in-law.

The first one is for her Dad-in-law.  It's actually a card I made for someone else who asked for a card for her husband.  She gave me a list of things her husband liked (rugby, football, wine, NFL and golf) but they weren't in any order.  I made the card for her and personalised it with his name.  I showed it to her and she basically said it was a nice card, but he didn't actually play golf, her just liked it!  I was really annoyed, as I really didn't think (and still don't think) that it matters if he plays golf or if he just likes it (just because I bought a butterfly picture doesn't mean I am a butterfly!!)  Anyway, thankfully I was able to salvage the card and have now been able to use it for this purpose.  I used a cream card blank and made a landscape easel card.  I covered the base with a golf themed 12x12 scrapbook paper and the front of the card with shades of green cardstock.  I used a golf topper and matt and layered it onto green cardstocks.  I decorated the card using green gems and golf embellishments.

The other card I made for her was a train themed one for her Dad who is a train enthusiast.  I've never done a train card before, except Thomas The Tank Engine!  So I wasn't entirely sure what to do for it.  I managed to get a set of train decoupage images from my local craft shop which I built up using silicone glue.  It's not a medium I use often so unfortunately, it's the cheap smelly kind I have!  It did the job though and has made a really sturdy card.  I used various gold border peel offs, red and gold mini gems and textured paper and card to make the card.  I printed the sentiment off on cream shimmer card from the computer.


I'm very chuffed with myself, if I do say so myself!  For two reasons - 1)  I completed my card for Fathers Day which is next weekend (usually I would be doing it the night before!)  and 2)  I'm chuffed with my card.  It's a new style for me.  Think I saw Nancy Watt making this style a while ago, but not sure for certain.

So here it is:

To make the card, I used 3 A4 sheets of white cardstock.  I folded 2 of them in half and attached half of each to the back on the full size A4 card, making a large gatefold card.

I covered the front of each side of the card with Bazzil Basics green textured cardstock and then blue paper on top.  Using Forever Friends "The Good Life" toppers, I matt and layered them onto more of the green textured cardstock and attached them to the card with 3D foam.  I used two sentiments from the pack and also matt and layered them onto green cardstock with 3D foam.

Using my XCut cutting System,  I cut 3 small circles in blue textured card.  I attached the diecut letters to each circle with double sided sticky tape and then used 3D foam to attach the blue circles to the actual card.  I attached the "D's" to the left hand side of the card and and the "A" to the right.  To complete the outside of the card, I used 8 green adhesive gems in each corner.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper with golfing terms to size and attached it to the main area of the card.  I stuck a piece of white card with rounded corners to the centre.  I also used a silver "Happy Fathers Day" peel off on the centre of the white card.

I hope he likes it!!



It seems like ages ago since we did a challenge, maybe it's just me!  Time just seems to be passing so quickly!  Can't believe we're in June already!!

This weeks challenge is the use of round shapes.  To find out more about the challenge, and to see the other design team's creations, please go to

I have made an engagement card using the Tatty Teddy range from Do Crafts.  The couples name both starts with A, hence the "A's" at the bottom of the card!

So here it is.....

To make this card, I cut a piece of A4 to a 6x6" card blank.  I cut the front of the card in half and rounded each corner with a corner punch.  Using the backing papers provided in the Tatty Teddy Decoupage set, I cut two types to the right size and rounded each corner before attaching to the card blank with the double sided sticky tape.  I used my XCut cutting set to cut 3 small circles in a pale yellow paper and pink shimmer card.  I attached the pink circles on the left hand side of the card with 3D foam and the yellow one on the right with double sided sticky tape.  I matted and layered the main T.T image on blue card stock (with the corners rounded) with 3D foam. I then attached this to the pink circles and decorated with 4 adhesive gems.  I also cut a piece of white card stock to a smaller size, rounded the corners and attached on the inside of the card as a writing area.

To complete the card, I used a heart punch with blue card to cut 2 hearts.  These were attached with 3d foam in the bottom right hand corner of the card and I topped them off with two "A" silver peel offs.  I used micro dots to stick a pale blue gem in the centre of the hearts.  I then used a "congratulations" peel off and silver hearts on each of the circles.

So now it's time for you to go and see what everyone else has made.  Have a go yourself, there's so many inspirational projects from the design team, and we always love seeing what you can make too!  Also, if you enter the Mr Linky on  ,you could win a great blinkie for your own blog!  Give it a go!

Thursday, 2 June 2011


The day has come for the Get Well Soon Challenge projects to "go live"! 

A big thank you to everyone who has participated in this challenge, which is dedicated to our special friend Gill McCall ( who hasn't been well recently and is currently in hospital.  I hope all these wonderful creations will help her with her speedy recovery.

Please feel free to leave comments and messages for Gill within this post.  If you wish to send your project to Gill, please let me know and I will pass on my address details.  I will then pass on your projects to Gill asap.

I made a small easel card using up scraps of patterned paper from a Papermania pack, purple spotty paper from a Docrafts range, ribbon and a Kanban rabbit decoupage image.  The image is really sweet because the poor wee bunnyrabbit isn't feeling well and instead of chicken soup, she's eating carrot soup!  Awww!!!  It's also quite appropriate for Gill as the rabbit has a nice fluffy pink hot water bottle, and Gill hates the cold and nearly everytime I see her, she's got goosepimples!  (she'd never make it as a penguin!!)I matt and layered the main image onto pink cardstock and adhered it to the front of the easel card with dsst.  The stop which says "get well soon" is stuck with 3d foam.  Although you can't see them much, there are 4 silver gems on the bottom line of the base card.

My Card (I'd already made it before I decided to do this challenge)
My blog
Val's Blog

Jacki D
Jacki's Blog

Beckie's Card
  Beckie's Blog

Beckie's Frame

Beckie's Blog

Thank you so much again, and I'm sure you're all with me when I say "Get well soon Gill.  Thank you for everything you do for me and us in the CBGMDT and every other group you're involved in.  We really appreciate all the thought, effort and hard work you put in (even though we don't show or say it enough.) xxxxx