Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Orange flowers...

Good morning, Blogland!  Hope you're all having a fabulous week and enjoying the Autumnal sunshine here in the UK?!  Isn't it lovely to still be able to hang the washing out and grab five minutes sitting outside with a cuppa? Here's hoping it lasts a bit longer!...
So, yesterday, I mentioned a favourite blog of mine - Deconstructing Jen.  I have to say, this is probably my most visited blog EVER!  I just love her clean, modern style and never fail to find inspiration in her layouts and cards - whether it be a colour combo, design layout or image style, she ALWAYS kick starts my creativity! So if you have a few minutes to spare and want to see some really lovely cards, why not hop on over to her blog for a look and see for yourself?
For today's card I was inspired by one that Jen made back in April for the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.  When I saw this card, I instantly knew I wanted to create something similar using the plant pot from Another Play on Words...
   I loved the orange colour tones and they are also rather apt for this time of the year, so coloured the digistamp image with my Pro/Flexmarkers...
...The layout is so simple that the image becomes the focal point of the card with just a few added touches in the string bow, pearls and touch of glitter.  I did add Glossy Accents to the large flowers to keep their vibrancy of colour, though the shine doesn't show up very well in the photo...(my wonderful photography skills as usual!).  I kept the inside quite simple with a plain writing panel and added a couple of leaves and petterned paper strip.
Well, that's it from me!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing my little creation and sharing one of my favourite blogs...Where do you find your inspiration?
Have a wonderful Wednesday, whatever you're doing!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Vive la Verve - September Week 1 sketch...

Good evening, dear blogging buddies!  How about this?! Don't see me for a fortnight, then twice in one day! I decided to try and shake off my lack of motivation by sitting at my crafty table for a couple of hours...I shuffled a bit of paper around for a bit, then had a nosey around on the web before (as usual) ending up at one of my all time favourite blogs - Deconstructing Jen (more about her in my next post...yes, there's more to come!) From here, I hopped over to the Vive la Verve Sketch Challenge - now I LOVE a good sketch and this blog is just full of fabulous inspiration!  I fell in love with Marisa's pretty aqua and pink card with super sweet birdie paper and decided to join in with September's sketch challenge, week 1...
...I decided to use the Weather plaid paper (one of my faves at the moment - I'm lovin' the yellow!), Make a Splash sentiment and rainbow and cloud embellishments from Another Play on Words...
...The embossing folder is Cuttlebug's Divine Swirls and I used the Blue swirl paper from the Travel set of Another Play on Words and a bit of aqua polka dot from the Sewing set of A Play on Words which happened to be on my table.  I finished the inside of my card with a printed insert and added another rainbow and cloud to coordinate.
Hope you like my creation and I'll be back tomorrow with another share! Wow!
A little bit crafty hugs,
Lisa x

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Vive la Verve September Challenge
Week 1 sketch
Take your Pick
Technique - dry embossing

Passion for Promarkers - Patchwork...

Good morning, lovely Bloggers!  My, oh, my....where did that fortnight go to?!  I am being a really BAD Blogger at the moment, mainly because I haven't been making anything!  Mum and I have been creating workshop cards and the rest of the time my crafty table remains empty...well, half empty...okay, not really empty at all just no production! Mr Mojo...well more like Mr Motivator...has left the continent, never mind the building! I can't seem to get the enthusiasm to create 'just because' - I thoroughly enjoyed creating my card for the Autumn/Halloween card swap that Nat (NGCards) is organising, but I think that was because it was being made for somebody, instead of being put in a box with all the others!...
Anyway, I have managed to get ahead a little with my DT cards, so have something to share for the start of today's new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  This week our lovely Shelly has chosen the theme 'Patchwork' - so whether they're pre made or handmade, we'd like to see those patches on your projects! We're being sponsored by Little Claire Designs who are offering one lucky winner a 'Quirky Quilts' paper pack...
Don't forget to be elligible to win the prize you MUST use your Letraset products...

I decided to use the sewing machine digi and patchwork paper from A Play on Words and decoupaged some of the patches using foam pads.  The image was coloured using my Pro/Flexmarkers and I added a large polka dot brad as a knob on the machine...
Colours used :
Linen, Vanilla, Mustard, Muted Pink, Tea Rose, Watermelon, Soft Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue, Antique Pink, Ruby, Cool Grey 1 & 3, Sandstone, Caramel
...I replicated the layout on the inside, with a panel for writing your message voila!
I hope you get the chance to join in with our fun challenge this week and if my card has given you some inspiration, can you please send some my way?! Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see the wonderful creations that my fabulous teamies have created this week...I have to say, they're pretty awesome!
Not so crafty hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers - All the Trimmings...

Good morning, lovely Blogger friends!  My these Tuesdays are rolling round quickly and I can't believe we're already half way through September!  It's funny how my mood changes along with this month and my Mojo seems to go out of the window on the Autumn breeze! I have been trying to organise my craft that it can also be used for the purpose it should be - as a dining room!  At the moment the craft room is winning!  I just seem to have so much 'stuff' - the sort of stuff that you can't throw away but need to hold on to 'just in case', because you know the moment that you do you will need it the next day!?!
Anyway, on to why I'm's a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week it's the talented Nic (aka Coops) in the hostess chair and she's given us a nice easy theme of 'All the Trimmings'.  So we'd like to see all those pretty additions on your card, like lace, ribbon, twine, etc.
We're being sponsored by Polkadoodles who are offering 2 digis to the lucky winner - Twiggy & Toot Trimming the Tree and Bauble Wish...
I was asked to do a last minute Engagement card for a friend, so thought I would combine it with this week's challenge...
...I used the pretty Flowers Freebie that Sylvia Zet had on her blog (quite a while ago) and arranged it in PS with the sentiment.  The image was coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers...which I'm going to have to start replenishing soon as some of them are starting to run out! Oh no!
Colour list :
Large flowers : Blender, Blue Pearl, Cornflower, China Blue
Small flowers : Blender, Dusky Pink, Coral
Leaves : Meadow, Leaf and Bright Green
Tha papers are a mix from A Play on Words, Animal Antics and Another Play on Words and the trimmings I added were ribbon and lace.  I also used a pretty heart dazzler, white and silver pearls, a touch of crystal glitter and some Liquid Pearls.
I hope you get chance to join in with our challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.  Hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my wonderful teamies have been up to and to enter!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Passion for Promarkers - Transport...

Good morning, my lovelies! It's Tuesday, which means there's a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  This week it's the lovely Marie in the hostess chair and she's chosen a nice, easy theme of 'Travel/Transport' - so any project with some form of transport on it will fit the bill (as long as you use your Letraset mediums!)  We are being sponsored by Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a set of 12 Promarker pens (Set 1) - you can never have too many!
I decided to use the plane digistamp from Another Play on Words and made a DL card - I know, not a square!?!  I coloured the image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and used the Travel Swirl and Tech Star papers.  I embellishend with a couple of clouds from the embellishment set and a Travel sentiment.  I finished with some doodling as I felt the card just needed 'something', though I'm not quite sure now as it got a little wonky!  Note to self - if you're going to do doodling, do it before assembling the whole card!

Hope you get the chance to join in with our challenge this week and I look forward to visiting and seeing your fabulous creations! Hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog where you can see what my talented teamies have been up to for your inspiration!
Lisa x