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Wednesday, 5 October 2011


YAY!  It's World Cardmaking Day!  This is going to be fantastic!  I can't wait to see what everyone has made for this blog hop!

This 5 day hop is being hosted by Gill McCall at Creations By Gill M from October 2nd 2011 - October 6th 2011.  You can get all the details you need for this blog hop from there, so head on over there now.  You should have arrived at my blog by coming from April's Blog.  If you haven't, hop along to Gill's blog where you can start hopping in the right direction and order!

A lot of the entries in the blog hop are kindly donating their cards to charities in the UK and US. Which is so kind and thoughtful. 

Not only that, but 4 of the entrants are offering blog candy as sponsorship for the hop.  I'm sure you're with me when I say a huge thank you to them all for their generous donations.  Here are the details of what's been offered:

Crafty Catz -
A mega craft bundle, £145 worth of goodies!!

Bows & Berries
3 free digis of your choice.  Plus, for the "duration of the blog hop ONLY" , get 50% off any digis - just simply quote BB50 at the checkout .

Amy Shaw - craft presenter on  QVC -

A selection of Woodware goodies!! 

Creations By Gill M

A mega craft bundle, £50 worth of goodies!!

Amazing eh?  So, to be in with a chance of winning some of this blog candy, don't forget to comment on all the blog posts each day.  

The candy will be divided up into 3 top prizes, so remember to come back on each of the 5 days of the blog hop.

So, now to show you the cards I have made for this hop:

I used a From Me To You Decoupage Set to make the following 3 cards, using the toppers, decoupage images, backing papers and embellishments.  Other equipment used such as card stock, ribbon, gems etc are from my own crafty stash.

This is probably one of the best cards I've made!  I'm so chuffed about it!  Hope my friend liked it when she received it!

To make this Tatty Teddy card, I made an 8x8 white gatefold card.  I covered each side of the gate fold with pink dotty paper and then topped each side with a white floral paper and decorated these with clear adhesive gems.  The main image of the card was made by cutting a piece of pink shimmer card, covering it with yellow dotty paper and mounting a TT image.  To complete the card, I mounted 2 sentiments with 3D foam and made 3 bows in 
co-ordinating colours.  I also applied a pink gem to the butterfly on the main image.

This card was made for my sisters friend, Teela Jarvis.  They call each other by their surname, so my sister is G and Teela is J.  

To make this card, I made a 6x6 gatefold card.  I covered each side of the gate fold with dotty paper, alternate colours and then topped each side with alternating floral paper and decorated these with clear adhesive gems.  The main image of the card was made by mounting a TT decoupage image onto pink shimmer card.  To complete the card, I mounted a "Just For You" sentiment with 3D foam in the top left hand corner of the card.  I also stuck an adhesive letter "J" to the bottom right hand corner of the card.  To complete the card, I made a pink bow and attached it to the card with pinflair glue.

I made this card for my cousin Nicola's 15th birthday.

This 5x5 card was made using a lilac textured card blank.  I used pale pink and lilac card and mounted a topper image of TT onto them using double sided tape.  I stuck this onto the top left hand corner of the card,.  Using more pale pink card, I mounted a patterned border to the pink card and attached it to the right hand side of the card.  I decorated the card with card candy, adhesive gems, an organza ribbon bow and a "Happy Birthday" sentiment.

Finally, this card was for my cousin's wedding anniversary.

This card was made from free products received in a crafting magazine.  I made a 6x6 card blank and covered the top half with a deep red textured card stock and the bottom half with a rose patterned paper.  I cut a narrow green border and attached it across the middle of the card.  I then cut out 3 hearts with birds in the centre and attached these with 3d foam across the top of the card and the green strip.  I applied another layer of 3D foam to the central heart to give it more dimension than the other 2 hearts.  I then cut a small piece of green card and attached it to a piece of red card.  Finally, I used a gold "Happy Anniversary" peel off on the green card and attached it to the main card with 3D foam.  To complete the card, I made a small red bow and attached it with pinflair to the central heart.

So that's my card creations!  Hope you like them.  I'd love to read any comments you may have, and I know the other bloggers would love to hear your thoughts about their cards too.

Remember this is a 5 day hop!  It's a big 'un!   So please try and hop around all the bloggers blogs!

The next blog on the list after me is Melanie's Blog.

So hop on over and see what Melanie and everyone else on today's hop has been making!

Thanks for hopping by!

Lisa xx


  1. Gorgeous cards! Lisa. Love the colors and the creativity in your cards.


  2. This selection of cards is absolutely beautiful Lisa. Gotta love that Tatty Teddy! Hope all well with you. Ger x.

  3. Your cards are adorable. the bear image is too sweet. I will have to google "decoupage image", is that a technique or a brand? Never heard the term before, I am learning so much! TFS

  4. Love Tatty Ted Lisa, these are beautiful cards for the hop!
    Val x

  5. awe, gorgeous...those first three are too too cute!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  6. Lisa all your cards are beautiful, I love the Tatty Teddy ones.

    Fantastic cards for a fantastic hop.

    Linda xxxx

    I have become a new follower :)

  7. Thanks for all the kind comments ladies. In reply to Liz, decoupage is a technique, where various elements of an image are raised up using 3D foam or silicone glue. There are so many variants of decoupage, you should definitely have a look!

    Many thanks

    Lisa xx

  8. Wow Lisa! You were one busy girl! I love Decoupage though I have never tried it on cards - all these new kits I have been seeing lately look like too much fun! These bears are just adorable - will have to check them out. Love the anniversary card - simple and elegant - can't get better than that! And you were so sweet to give them all up - the cards I mean :) All those recipients must have been very happy!

  9. youve done a mega bundle of cards for the hop - cool. I love them all. my fav is your fav and i love the gem accents on the backing paper. that deco pack is amazing as you get so so much ! AND you used PINFLAIR - yeah !!! well done you. thanks for sharing and taking part in the hop.

  10. I love those little bears.. they are my favourite!! All your cards are gorgeous!! Hugsxx

  11. OMGoodness, all of your cards are just so wonderful. 2 cute!!!

  12. Hi Lisa! you should be tickled pink with how these cards turned out they are just lovely! you did a wonderful job - your talent really shined through!! TFS

    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G