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Shy at first. Like getting and giving hugs, like my own company but like having 1 on 1 time with my friends. Not keen on big changes. Like to know what's happening!

Saturday, 26 November 2011


Wow oh wow!  What a windy week we've been having!  And this weekend looks to be no different!

So that means it's a good weekend for crafting!!!!  You could take part in this weeks challenge from Creations By Gill M.  It's a recycling challenge, so have a look through your crafty stash, and see what you've collected in the past thinking...yeah, I can use that for crafting!  I've got loads of that kind of thing, and I've got to say, the thing I seem to recycle the most, is the ribbon you get on a piece of clothing to hang them up on a know the annoying bits that always slip out of your top?!  Yeah, well I collect them!  But not on purpose! lol.  So, if you'd like to take part in the challenge, go to Creations By Gill M, fill in the Mr Linky with your details, post your creation on your blog and link it back to the Creations By Gill M blog.  Remember you have to be a follower of Creations By Gill M's blog and it would be great if you could become a follower of my blog too.

So, to my creation!  I have made a wedding card for my friend Claire and her new husband Chris.  Claire loves anything black and anything white.  So I made a black and white wedding card!  It's quite different for a wedding card, but I knew that a card with colour wouldn't go down as well as this one hopefully would!

I recycled 2 items which were used in this card:

  • The black satin ribbon came from a pyjama set.  The ribbon was wrapped around the pyjamas to hold them together when they were folded.
  • The main image was my Mum and Dads wedding invitation!  It was originally an A5 folded sheet which I cut down to size.  They are celebrating their 31st anniversary on the 6th of December so this card is 31 years old!!  Well, part of it is!!

So this is it:

I made this A4 gatefold card using white card.  I covered each part of the gate with a black and silver floral design card, leaving a small border around each side.  I then attached a wide piece of black satin ribbon around the back and the front left side of the card using strong double sided tape.  For the main image from my Mum and Dads wedding invitation, I cut the image down to size and matt and layered it onto black and white card.  I attached the completed matt and layered image to part of the left hand side of the gate fold.  I then tied a bow with the black satin ribbon and attached a white pearl heard to the left hand side of the card and small black adhesive gems to the main image.

And that's it!  Likewise when you're using up bits of scraps in your crafty stash, it's great to be able to use up bits and pieces you've collected for recycling.

I'm so looking forward to seeing what you've made for this challenge, there's so many possibilities!!

Thanks very much for stopping by.  Can't wait to hear what you think of my card.

Take care

Lisa xx

Saturday, 19 November 2011

My Favourite Things Blog Hop - 19th November 2011

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.  Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens.  Brown paper packages tied up with string....these are a few of my favourite things!"

They're not really my favourite things, but thought it was a good way to introduce you to my post for the "My Favourite Things" Blog Hop!

You should hopefully arrived here from Becky's Blog.  If not, then go to Gill's Blog to start from the beginning of the blog hop line up, and to get some more information about the hop.

The theme of the hop is "My Favourite Things".  Well what on earth do I chose for that?!  I have lots of favourite things!!!!  I eventually came to a decision of which of my favourite things to show you, and have actually combined two of them!!  Obviously, I LOVE shopping!  Whether it's clothes, bags, shoes, crafting, food, furniture....anything!  I love wandering round shops and buying bits and bobs, what ever I need!  I also really like the Sex And The City TV series and the films.  Mainly because it's set in New York......I LOVE NEW YORK!!!  I've never been to The Big Apple yet, but am saving to go for my 30th birthday!  The lights, the shops, the people, the sites, the atmosphere....everything.....I want to experience it all!!!  So, I decided to incorporate all 3 in my project!  I really hope you like it!

So here it is.............

I made this acetate easel card by cutting a piece of acetate to a 12 x 8 size, and then folding in half to make a 6x4 card blank.  I then folded on half in half again to make the easel.

I used the new Debbi Moore New York CD Rom as inspiration for this card.  From the CD Rom, I chose the black and white decoupage image with the Sarah Jessica Parker/Carrie look-a-likey in standing in front of the Statue of Liberty.  I cut out the main image, a border design and an oval sentiment.  I attached the border design and oval "Shopping Heaven" sentiment to the base of the acetate card with Pinflair glue gel** and also build up the decoupage image with the Pinflair glue. I then attached this part to the easel section of the card.  I embellished the card with two types of gold border peels offs around each edge of the card.

Using a brand new die set I bought at the recent craft fayre at the SECC in Glasgow (see HERE for some photos and stories of what we got up to on our trip to Glasgow!), I cut out a small shape which matched the shape of the decoupage image.  I cut this out on white shimmer card and attached it to the base of the card as a writing panel, stuck down again with Pinflair silicone glue gel**.

I completed the front of the card by using some gold stickles and gold adhesive gems on the main image.

To hide all the silicone glue I'd used on the acetate, I cut pieces of white shimmer card to appropriate sizes to attach to the bottom of the card and attached with silicone glue.

**extra time required for the silicone to set, so I placed some small, but heavy items on top so that the glue would adhere to the acetate.  I left it over night to make sure it did stick ok.

So that's my card.  I'd love to hear what you think of it, I really appreciate the time and effort people take to leave feedback for me on all my projects.

To continue on this hop and see what the other blog hoppers favourite things are, then hop along to Leslie's Blog.  She's so talented!

And remember, to be in with a chance of winning the blog candy from Gill McCall, you must hop through all the entrants in the line up, leave a comment and be a follower of Gill's Blog.

Good luck, and thank you so much for hopping by!

Lisa xxx

Saturday, 12 November 2011


Welcome back to my blog!

This weeks challenge from Creations By Gill M is to make a card for a man, using a monochrome theme (that's black and white to anyone unsure of what monochrome is).

If you would like to take part in this challenge, then go to the Creations By Gill M blog, fill in the Mr Linky with your name and blog details and then create a post with a photo of your card and some information about how you made the card.  You have to be follower of Creations By Gill M's blog to be eligible to be entered into the draw to win a fab blinkie for your blog.

So here is my card.  It was quite difficult choosing what kind of card to make for this challenge.  Men are always so difficult to design a card for!  Anyone else have problems with men?

I made a 6x6 card blank using diamond white card.  I cut a piece of football backing paper which came from a Papermania men's pack.  I think it was called "It's A Man's Life".  I left a narrow border around the edge of the card.  I then matt and layered black and white card on the card base in various sizes.  I then cut 3 footballs out from a football backing paper and attached to the left hand side of the card using silicone glue.  I applied more glue around the edges of the footballs to give more dimension and curve to the balls.  I then applied a "Happy Father's Day" silver peel off to the right hand side of the card.  To complete the card, I used flexi bend peel offs around the card and the the small white and black piece of card.  I also used 2 clear adhesive always need some bling on a card!

I hope you like this card.  I'd love to hear what you think and would be very grateful if you became a follower of my blog.  Remember to leave some feedback for the other Design Team Members, we all love hearing what you think of our projects.

Thanks again, and good luck, I can't wait to see what you make!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

I'm Quakers About You Blog Hop - 5th Nov 2011

Quack quackety quack quack quack!  That's duck for Hello and welcome to the I'm Quackers About You Blog Hop!

We've had some nice weather for the last week or so, but I'm just waiting for the rain to arrive!  I'm sure all the ducks in the area will be happy too when it arrives...They love the rain, don't they?!  But why don't they turn into sponges when it rains?!  Hmmm.....

Anyway!  Welcome to the hop hosted by Gill McCall at Creations By Gill M.  You should have arrived here from Linda's Blog .  If you haven't, and would like to paddle along the crafty river with us other duckies, then paddle to Gill McCall at Creations By Gill M where you can get all the details of the hop and start from the top!

So, for my first project, I made a door hanging for when you're relaxing in the bath!

To make this, I used images from Fee J Designs Quackers Galore CD Rom.  I printed the image off twice on Diamond White card which I bought from The Papeterie Mill, Bucksburn in Aberdeen.  I then cut them in a circular shape using my X Cut Cutting System.  I then cut a circle from purple card using the X Cut Cutting System and attached the duck images on either side of the purple card with pinflair glue.  I decorated both sides of the sign with varying sizes of purple adhesive gems.  I also used Crystal Stickles to decorate the bubbles on the image.  When left to dry, the stickles remained in a 3D shape and provided extra texture to the card.  I then used silver peel off alphabets and spelt out "Ssshhh!  I'm having a splash" !

To complete the card, I punched a hole at the top of the purple circle and threaded two pieces of purple ribbon through the hole.  This allows the sign to be hung from the bathroom door when you're relaxing in the bath!

This is my 2nd project which is a gift card holder.  To make this, I used my X Cut Cutting system again to cut an oval shape in purple card.  After printing a decoupage image from the Fee J Designs Quackers Galore CD Rom, I cut it out and built it up with pinflair glue.  I then attached the image to the purple card and then onto mirror board.  I decorated parts of the image with Crystal Stickles.  On the back of the card, I attached a small semi circle (cut with the Xcut set again!) with a little double sided sticky tape around the edge of it.  This allows a gift card to be placed inside.   To complete the card, I used a holographic "Happy Birthday" peel off on the back of the card.

I hope you like the creations I've made.  Something a bit different for this hop as I usually make cards!

To continue on this blog hop, your next stop is Jearise's Blog .

I'd really appreciate your feedback regarding these projects, I love hearing what everyone thinks and I know everyone else on the hop does too.

I'd love to have you as a follower of my blog too!

So paddle away now and continue round the "quacking" crafters and their "quacking" creations!

Quack quack!!