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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


  1. ooooooooooooooo Shopping and acetate... Two of my favourite things for sure!!! Love the card.. Happy Hopping! xxx

  2. Fabulous card Lisa, love that it's acetate gives it a real bling feel!
    Val x

  3. Gorgeous card. Love the shape and the way it opens and everything about it. Awesome.

  4. Absolutely stunning Lisa, love the idea of using acetate for an easel card. Love the image too. I love shopping too, what woman doesn't?

    Linda xxx

  5. What a beautiful card, love the idea of using Acrylic as your card base. TFS

  6. Such a realistic image and the card is so well put together!

  7. How wonderful! I will definitely have to try an acetate easel card! That is so cool! such a sweet compliment...thank you! :) *blush* I get my inspiration from my crafty friends like you!! :)

  8. That is a stunning card! Thank you for sharing it!

    I hope you enjoy NYC when you get to go. I took my youngest daughter a few years ago on a trip of a life time (D.C., Baltimore and NYC). She was 16 at the time and fell in love with NYC and dreams to move there some day.

  9. great card! I like the idea of an acetate easel card....
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  10. what a very pretty card,, nice job :) Happy Thanksgiving ...lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  11. what a gorgeous card! I love sex in the city too!

    Great job and TFS

  12. Holy cow this is one fantabulous card I have never seen anything like it,ever!!! Can you tell how excited I am??? Wow!

  13. This is a fabulous card. Love easel cards and this one is def sassy!
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  14. Gorgeous card. Love the shape and the way it opens and everything about it. Awesome.
    Sex Furniture

  15. I have NEVER seen an acetate card....AWESOME job on it! I'll have to give that idea a try. Love your fun, colorful blog and I'm a new follower..
    Hope you can stop by & say hi...
    Creative wishes,

  16. That was FAB!!!!!!!! You rocked it!!!!!!!! TFS

  17. Lisa, what a fun easel card! Looks so real! I like the idea of using acetate which I've never dare to venture before. Will try one day!TFS!

  18. This is a fabby project and yea it does show your fav things - but where the lists ????
    It is a lovely image and i totally am in love with that CD as have so many ideas of what im going to create with the AH character.
    Thanks for taking time out to create for this hop.