Monday, 30 July 2012

Platypus Creek Challenge - Traditional Christmas red, gold and green

Hi Everyone!

I thought being on holiday meant that you had more free time, but so far time has been running away from us - so much in fact that I am a few hours late in posting this card (and making it - only finished it tonight!).

The new challenge starts at Platypus Creek today and the theme is Traditional Christmas - red, gold and green. This also coinsides with the new digistamp ponsettia launch (which I've used on my card) and we are also having a DT call - its all going on!!

To join in the challange and to enter the DT call go to



Card ingredients:-

A6 card blank
Red Bazzill card - plain and spotted embossed
Papers - Papermania
Dies - Spellbinders
Image - Ponsettia from Platypus Creek coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and added red stickles and glossy accents
Tag - Papermania
Ribbon and Gems - From stash

Saturday, 28 July 2012

New Digistamp release at Platypus Creek - Cute Christmas Kids

Hi Everyone!

Now back from our summer holiday in Devon and I can't believe the weather was so good! We packed in so much we are all now dog tired - especially Woodi & Saren! Good job we have another week off at home to recover before going back to work!

Well only 5 months to go till Chrimbo and there is a new Digistamp release at Platypus Creek - Cute Christmas Kids. Four in all 2 girls and 2 boys and I've used the 2 boys on my cards. You can purhcae the digitstamps at Platypus Creek.

Card Ingredients:-

Candy Cane Oliver

Square card blank
Bazzill Card and paper from Dovecraft
4 brads from WH Smith
Ribbon from stash and The Works
Dies - Spellbinders
Image coloured with Spectrum Noir and Promarkers

Elf Noah

Square card blank
Bazzill card and paper from HOTP (free pad from one of the cardmaking magazines)
Greetings (from the paper pad mentioned above)
Dies - Spellbinders
Ribbons and Gems from stash
Image coloured with Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge #41 Are You Brave Enough - anything goes

Our summer holiday is here and we managed to bag ourselves a cheap deal to Devon - so I am blogging this from our holiday park, just outside Brixham - Landscove. Fingers crossed the weather is looking good for the rest of the week!

Well I wasn't looking forward to posting this challenge! The new challenge has begun at Forever Friends and the the theme is Are You Brave Enough - Anything Goes. Basically, we all have to show one of our terrible cards from the old days and the one of our better ones from now.

I am ashamed to admit that yes I did actually make this card! Was meant to be for Easter - what was I thinking!! I promise that the new card is loads better, but as I've made the card for my friend's Anniversary I can't blog the new card until Friday... so watch this space!

However, if you want a sneak peak and would like to join us at the challenge please go to the Forever Friends Blogspot page.

Update to follow soon!

Here is the new card I made for this challenge - posting a bit late as it was for my Friend's anniversary that was yesterday. I've coloured the Forever Friends bears with Promarkers and the papers are from My Mind's Eye Everyday Essentials and Bazzill. Pearls, ribbins and peel offs from stash. The heart dies are from X-cut. Don't forget to come and join the challenge at Forever Friends
Lisa xx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Country Companions Best Friends Birthday Card

Hello Again all

Made this card a little while ago and finally I am able to post it as it's my friend's birthday today.

My favourite type of card making and I was asked to due a tutorial on this as a feature in the TTCRD on-line magazine. You can subscribe to the magazine at TTCRD and each edition costs $2.56 and you also get free digistamps as well as loads of inspiration.

Card Ingredients:-

5 x 7 card blank
Papers,  die-cut decoupage topper and sentiment from Country Companions
Pink and lilac pearlescent card from stash
X-cut Victorian lace punch
Ribbons, bows and gems from stash
Flowers purchased from ebay

Entered into the Lets Get Punchy challenge at

Entered into the Anything Goes challenge at

Entered into the Cute Animals challenge at

Entered into the Anything Goes challenge at

Entered into the Punches and Edgers challenge at

Monday, 16 July 2012

Platypus Creek Challenge - Things with Wings

Hi Everyone

Hope you had a good weekend - last week at work for me before my Summer Holiday, I hope it goes quick! FIngers crossed that the weather starts to improve!

The new challenge starts today at Platypus Creek Digitals and the theme this time is Things With Wings. Here is my DT card. Come and join in the challenge at Platypus Creek.

Lisa :0)

Card Ingredients:-

Square Card Blank
Papers - Pink from stash and the patterned one is from the Freebie Paperpad from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine
Image - Ulysses Butterfly digistamp from Platypus Creek, coloured with Spectrum Noir and Promarker Pens
Flowers from stash
Dies - X-Cut

Sunday, 15 July 2012

TTCRD Callenge #30 Photo Inspiration - Colours of Undersea Life

Hello Everyone

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend. Today sees the start of a new challenge at Through the Craftroom Door and this time the theme is Colours of Undersea Life (see the photo inspiration) and is sponsored by A Day For Daisies and Bugaboo. The winner of the challenge will receive a Gift Certificate from ADFD for $12.00 or 7 free Digistamps from Bugaboo.

Here is my DT card and I've used a mermaid image from ADFD.

Come and join in the challenge at TTCRD - Good Luck!

Card Ingredients:-

Card - A6 purple card blank
Backing Papers - Green and Blue 'Bling' card from Bazzill
Embossing Folder - From Cuttlebug
Dies - X-Cut
Image Coloured With - Promarkers:- Amethyst, Cobalt Blue, Sandstone, Vanilla, Mustard, Pastel Blue, Pastel Green, Cornflower, Bluebell. Pencils:- Light Blue, Orange, Yellow and White. Spectrum Noir Pens:- GT2, HB1, HB2, CT4, CT1, TN2, GT1, LG3, IB1, GG1
Ribbon & Gems - From stash
Charm - Mermaid (purchased through Ebay)
Added Extras - Stickles & Glossy Accents

Monday, 9 July 2012

Forever Friends Challenge No 40 Christmas in July

Hello Everyone

Well what a weekend that was - Wet!!! And looking at the forecast it doesn't look like its going to improve anytime soon unfortunately. So what to do instead - stay in Crafty Corner!

Today sees the start of the new challenge at Forever Friends. The theme is Christmas in July and is sponsored by Michelle's Scrapbooking and more. Here is my DT card and i've used the Moose Track digistamp from Michelle's Scrapbooking. Come and join in the challenge at Forever Friends or you can also find the challenge blog on Facebook. The winner of the challenge wins a gift voucher for you to spend at Michelle's Scrapbooking and more.
Card Ingredients:-

Papers - Dovecraft Xmas paper,DCWV, HOTP, Bazzill
Image - Moose Track from Michelle's Scrapbooking
Dies - Xcut and Spellbinders
Embelishments - Ribbon, bow, gems and wooden reindeer from stash
Colours Used - Promarkers, Vanilla, Mustard and Sandstone. Spectrum Noir GB10, LG4, LG5, IB1, GG1 and GG3

Entered into the Christmas in July challenge at Lollipop Crafts

Entered into the Anything Goes Challenge at Make it Monday

Entered into the Anything Goes Challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Entered into the Christmas in July challenge at The Crazy Challenge

Entered into the Christmas in July challenge at The Pink Elephant

Friday, 6 July 2012

Platypus Creek New Digistamp Launch - Summer Cute Kids

Hi Everyone

I know the weather is still a bit pants here in the UK, but here's something to bring out your Summertime cheer!

Today sees the launch of two new digistamps at Platypus Creek - and it's the cute kids, Summer Ella and Summer Oliver. I've chosen to use Ella and I've coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens. I've used pink card from my stash and the surfboard and pink and yellow dotty papers are from the Beach Babe paperstack that was a freebie with the July edition of Card Making and Papercraft Magazine. I've also added a few gems from my stash.

I hope you like this sweet summer image and if you would like to buy either the Summer Ella or Summer Oliver digistamps you can get them from the Platypus Creek store.

See you again soon!

Lisa x

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Forever Friends Monthly 07 July Summer Holidays


Time for a seasonal challenge at Forever Friends this month and the theme is Summer Holidays and is sponsored by Bugaboo. Just over 2 weeks to go until I have my 2 week summer holiday and I can't wait! Nothing planned as yet, we'll just have to see how the weather behaves! Still we will always have the Olympics to watch if all else fails.

Here is my DT card. I used the Dog on the Beach digistamp from Bugaboo and he's been coloured with Promarkers. The dies are from X-cut. The papers are from the Celebrate with Jack and Jill Paperstack and I've used two brown backing papers one is from DCWV and the other is from stash. I've also added a few gems and also 2 shells and a starfish - can't tell you where I got these from as they've been in Crafty Corner for years, finally got to use them on something! Also added Summer Fun in peel offs.

Come and join the challenge at Forever Friends  - the winner of the challenge gets to choose 7 Digistamps from Bugaboo.

Enjoy the Summer!

Lisa x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Challenge 10 at Platypus Creek - Buttons and Bows

Oops a day late in posting this challenge, for some reason the laptop was playing up a bit yesterday - never mind!

The theme of the challenge this time is Buttons and Bows and the design must include at least one bow and 3 buttons. For my card I've used the Birdcage digistamp from Platypus Creek and I've just added some grey highlights with Spectrum Noir. The dies are from Sizzix. The papers I've used are from a Christmas paperpack from My Minds Eye that came free with one of the craft magazines a while ago. The buttons and bows are from my stash.

Come and join in the challenge at Platypus Creek

I'll be back soon!

Lisa x

Sunday, 1 July 2012

TTCRD New Challenge - Christmas in July

Hi Everyone

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Can you believe that it is only 6 months till Christmas! No me neither and so the theme of the new challenge at TTCRD is Christmas in July. Here is my DT card.

I've coloured the Forever Friends stamp with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. The dies are from X-cut and the papers are embossed Bazzill, DCWV and two from First Paper. Flowers, gems and bows are from stash.

Come and join in the challenge at TTCRD

Back to work tomorrow :0(

Lisa x

Entered into the Christmas in July challeng at the Paper Players

Entered into the Christmas in July challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox