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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, 24 December 2011



Hope you're all organised and ready for the Big Day!!  It always make me laugh when I think about the amount of time, effort and money that is put into Christmas, which is just 1 day of the year!  You'd think the world is ending with the amount of food and drink people are buying!

Anyway, with just 1 day until Christmas, it's time for a new, and the last challenge of 2011 from Creations By Gill M.  This weeks challenge is to use blue and lilac in a Christmas card.

Here is my card:

To make this card I used a scallop edged card and made it into a twisted easel.  I covered the front and base of the card using two coloured backing papers.  The lilac 1 was from a Fizzy Moon Christmas paper pack and the other was from my own crafty stash.  I decorated the backing paper with adhesive gems and a silver bow which I made from Christmas ribbon.  I used a Stampendous stamp of a snowman couple with a blue pigment ink and coloured them in with various Promarkers.  I used Crystal Stickels to accent certain parts of the snowmen which gave a nice glittery effect to the image.  I inked the edges of the white card then matt and layered the stamped image onto blue card.  This was then attached to the front of the card and decorated with more adhesive gems.  I printed a sentiment to use and matt and layered it onto purple and silver card then attached it to the base of the card.

I've done quite a few card orders this year for Christmas, hope everyone likes them!  This one was for my friends Mum and Dad.

So, if you'd like to enter the challenge, then upload your creations on your blog, then go to Creations By Gill M Blog and fill in your Mr Linky details.  Remember too, that you have to be a follower of the CBGM Blog.

Can't wait to see what  you've made!  I'll be sure to leave you a comment, hope you will too!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!  Stay safe, eat well, don't drink too much and have fun!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Lisa xx

Saturday, 10 December 2011


BBBBBRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!  Chilly or what?!?!

Hope you're all keeping warm, dry and safe in this horrible weather!  The wind on Thursday night was unbelievable.  The bus ride home was the scariest one in my life, with bad flooding, gale force winds, snow and was a horrible experience and I was so glad to get home into a nice cosy house and a hot bath my Mum had ran for me!  Awwww!!

You could take part in this weeks challenge from Creations By Gill M.  It's a Christmas themed challenge, using red and green colours.....nice and easy for a Christmas theme! 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 here is what I made!  It's a card my friend Karen has asked for, so I hope she likes it!

I used a Craftwork Cards Elegant Square white card blank and covered the base with matt and layered red and green card.  I scored a diagonal line on the front of the card and then using 1/2 of another elegant square  card blank, I attached it to the bottom scored area on the main card,.

I covered the front with the same shade of red card and a square of patterned green, red and white Christmas paper (from a DCWV pack I think).

I cut a smaller piece of green card and a piece of red and white Christmas paper from a Fizzy Moon paper pack and matt and layered this on the left hand side of the card.

I then used a scallop punch and cut out 2 scallops on green card and attached these to the front of the card using double sided sticky tape.  I built up a Fizzy Moon pyramage image and attached this in the centre.  I decorated the green scallops with a silver peel off borders and red adhesive stones.  

I then decorated the base of the card with a piece of green card (edged with a white ink pad), with a sentiment attached on the top.  This was attached with 3D foam.  To finish it off, I used green adhesive gems and red Stickles on various areas of the card.

Well I hope you like it. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

Look forward to seeing what you've made for the challenge!

Good luck and take care!

Lisa xx