Monday, 31 August 2015

Another Play on Words, now available!...

Good evening, dear Blogger friends!  Firstly, I must say a MASSIVE thank you to all of you who came along to Leigh show yesterday and came over to say 'Hi!' and purchase my disc!  I got some lovely feedback and saw some familiar faces, aswell as some new ones too!  I hope you are all enjoying playing with my designs and would love to see anything you make! So my disc is now available to purchase here on my blog - if you look on the left sidebar, you will see an Add to Cart button under the disc cover image.
I would also like to thank Pauline Taylor for your lovely email this morning - it really made my day!
Have a great evening,
Lisa x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Not long now!...

Good evening, everyone!  I can't quite believe that it's less than 2 days to Leigh Show!  I am busy getting everything ready and packed to bring for set up tomorrow, then it's SHOW DAY! ...
...I'm looking forward to seeing some regular faces and am anticipating a rather busy day with it only being a one day event this time.  If you're coming along, please come over and say 'Hi!', I'm not very good at remembering names, but I do recognise quite a few faces!
There are still a FEW tickets left, but not many, so if you haven't got yours already, hop on over to the Sincerely Yours website to find out how to book!
Happy crafting,
Lisa x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Look Mum, clouds!...

Good afternoon, lovely peeps from a sunny, but showery North Wales!  I saw this card over on Pinterest and thought that I could make a variation using some of the embellishments from Another Play on Words.  As my Mum knows, I have a bit of a fetish for clouds at the moment - I don't know what it is, but I love to put them on cards! So here's my take on that pretty bunting card...
I have to say I am rather pleased with how it turned out and it's definitely 'my style'!  The clouds and bunting were both from the embellishment sheets and the rainbow coloured sentiment is from the Weather sentiments.
I know I am a bit of a tease showing you all these samples, but a) I can't help myself when I get an idea and b) just think of the inspiration that you'll have once the disc is available! Not long now!
Have a fabulous Wednesday, whatever the weather!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Crafty time...

Good morning, Blogging buddies!  It's a sunny start to the day here in North Wales, though I wonder how long it will last?!  I managed to get a bit of crafty time in yesterday and made a few more samples for Leigh Show on Sunday...
...This first card uses the gaming image and sentiment and a mixture of papers.  I had to add a strategically placed star to cover up a blob of glue that was determined it wasn't going to rub offf without leaving behind a lovely grey mark - but you would never know if I hadn't told you!?!...
Navy blue - 5.5 x 12.5cm and 2.5cm wide fishtail
Plaid (Gaming set) - 5 x 12cm
Brown - 4.5cm square
Blue star (Clock set) - 4cm square
Pearl green mat -7.8 x 9.8cm
Lime green polka dot (Gaming set) - 7.5 x 9.5cm
Light Blue - 6.3 x 8.3cm
Sentiment (Gaming set) - 6 x 8cm
Game controller image topper and star embellishments , buttons and twine
...Next up is a baby card using one of the flat toppers and papers from the Baby design set.  I added a couple of the flower embellishments and a pretty, lace bow...I have to say thanks to the lovely Lorraine who inspired me with the layout of this card after seeing her DT card for this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge...
Kraft mat - 14cm square
Cloud paper (Baby set) - 13.5cm square
Kraft mat - 11 x 14cm
Blue gingham (Baby set) - 10.5 x 13.5cm
Kraft mat - 7 x 14cm
Stripe (Baby set) - 6.5 x 13.5cm
Blue mat - 11.5 x 9cm
White - 11 x 8.5cm
Blue mat - 3 x 14cm
Star paper (Baby set) - 2.5 x 13.5cm
Blue triangle - 3cm square cut diagonally
Star paper triangle - 2.5cm square cut diagonally
Baby set Flat Topper and flower embellishments, lace bow
Polka dot paper (Baby set) - 14cm sqaure
White - 12cm sqaure
Flower and leaf embellishments and plant label sentiments 
Doodling and diamantes
...I really like the way this last card turned out just using some of the flower embellishments and plant label sentiments.  I even did a bit of doodling (how brave am I?!). I just love the simplicity of it...
Hope you're all having a good day, whatever you are doing - it's off to do a bit of housework for me and then maybe I'll get a bit more time at my crafty table later?!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Last two sample galleries...

Good evening, dear Blogger friends!  So here are the last two sample galleries from my upcoming disc 'Another Play on Words'....
...The first is the Technology design set...
...and last but not least, the House design set...
Production is going well and I can't believe that it's only a week until Sincerely Yours Papercrafts @ Leigh Show!!...
I'm looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and hopefully some new ones too, though I'm starting to get a little nervous (as I always do just before a new disc launches)!  I just hope that you all like it and that everything goes smoothly!
I'm hoping to get a few more new samples done this week, as it would be nice to have a play...just for me, but it's a busy time preparing my youngest for high school - managed to get the rest of his uniform and bag, etc today and he's got English homework to do and we've had birthdays, anniversaries and time away too!  The housework had been put on hold but I think I'm going to have to set aside a day to try and get things back to some sort of normality and I don't know when I'm going to get time to do my garden!?!...oh well, off to wash the dishes...or maybe I'll sit at my extremely messy craft table for an hour!
Lisa x

Monday, 17 August 2015

I'm back...

Good evening, dear Blogger buddies!  I'm back from a lovely long weekend spent with hubby and my little man staying in Ludlow. (My big man has been in Aberystwyth)  Despite a bit of a grim Friday morning, weather ways, we got to visit Leominster and Hereford in the afternoon and then the weekend arrived with beautiful warm, sunshine!  We visited Ludlow Castle and town ( a really pretty market town with lots of narrow streets and the food market was on so we got to sample and buy some scrummy products) then afterwards we made our way to Croft Castle - a beautiful castle which is still lived in and part open to the public.  The castle itself had a lovely homely feel and the grounds were just stunning, finished off by a go on the rope swings in the forest adventure playground!  On Sunday we went to Ironbridge and visited Blists Hill Victorian Town - we never got round the whole town but bought ourselves an annual pass, so can always go again to finish it off!  Dinner on the way home and then a good night's sleep back in my own all passed so quickly and it's back to normality now! 
Production has begun for my new disc, so all will be ready for Sincerely Yours Papercraft@Leigh Show on the 30th August...just a fortnight away!! So here's a few more sample galleries to whet your appetite!...
This one is the Travel design set and features hot air balloons, an aeroplane and camera...
...This set is the Weather set with bright papers, umbrellas, wellies and rainbows!
Hope you like them!  I have 4 wedding cards to make this week, all for the same couple, so I need to get my thinking cap on!  Hope to be back soon with some more craftiness...
Lisa x

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Yet more samples...

Good evening, dear Blogger friends!   Back to share some more inspiration from my next disc.  This time it's the Makeup design set...
...This one is all pink and girly and even has a 3D tissue box cover project!  Hope you like them!
I'll be back tomorrow with some more...

Passion for Promarkers - Summer Lovin'...

Good morning, lovely peeps and a happy Tuesday to you all! It's the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this morning and this week, it's my turn to host! I have chosen the theme 'Summer Lovin', so I want to see all your LOVE related cards - Weddings, Anniversaries, With Love or just to say you love someone!  We are being sponsored by Polkadoodles who are offering 2 digis as this week's prize...

Don't forget to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST use your Letraset mediums and follow the theme.

For my card I used an All Dressed Up image that was available as a free download in conjunction with Simply Cards magazine.  I coloured with my Pro/Flemarkers and decided it would be a perfect opportunity to get ahead and make hubby's Anniversary card!  My Tea Rose Flexmarker was running out and gave a bit of a watercolour effect to the blending on the heart - which I quite liked, so decided to leave it!
Hearts - Tea Rose, Dusky Rose, Antique Pink, Ruby, Burgundy
Scrolls - Linen, Champagne
Flowers - Blue Pearl, Cornflower, Amethyst, Canary, Linen, Champagne, Sandstone, Meadow Green, Leaf Green
I added some silver peel off waste dots (I tend not to use the peel off borders, peel off anything to be honest, but the dots come in rather handy!) and a touch of crystal glitter.  Sentiments, pearls and a printed insert finished the card off...
 ...I had also made this wedding card for a recent commission but thought that the soft colouring of the image didn't show very well (so quickly made up my other card!) The image was coloured with Linen, Champagne, Dove Grey, Cool Grey 3, Dusky Pink, Meadow Green and Blender, to give a very subtle hint of colour.  The card base was made using 4 Parisian Accent border die cuts  and 4 corners, attached to a 14 x 14cm card blank.  I used Embossalicious Floral Frenzy and Crafts Too dots embossing folders, inked with Antique Linen DI and my trusty Spellbinders Floral Ovals (they're still a pig to get out of the die, even with wax paper - but I love them!) WOC flowers, Martha Stewart clay frame and a lovely heart charm to embellish.  So there we are, 2 for the price of 1!
I am hoping to get some housework done now that all my design work is completed, as my poor house has been so neglected these last couple of months!  Hope you can find the time to join in with my challenge this week and I look forward to visiting you all and leaving some love!  Don't forget to have a look what my fabulous teamies have been making for your inspiration, by hopping over to the Passion for Promarkers blog.
Crafty hugs,

Monday, 3 August 2015

More samples...

Hello, everyone!  I'm back to share some more samples from my next disc.  This gallery is from the Gaming design set...
The bottom right card is the predesigned, bottom centre is the CAS card and the rest are made with the various toppers and papers.
Hope you're having a great start to the week and I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...until then enjoy your Monday!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

More sneaky peeks...

Good morning, everyone!  Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!  I'm back to share another of the galleries from my new disc - this one is all about time...
...Time to celebrate, Party time, Clock off and relax, Man of the hour...just a few of the time related sentiments. Again, there's a predesigned card, CAS card and then the others are made using the backing papers, toppers and elements.
Hope you like them!  I'll be back soon with some more shares...
Enjoy the weekend, whatever you're doing!
Lisa x