Sunday, 30 June 2013

One of my other passions....

As well as crafting I also enjoy baking (and eating!) good cake and proper tea.

I have several favourite haunts to indulge this little passion, and am writing this post in one of them. 

Look what I've got...

And it was delicious! 
Cake is a bit of a running theme in this post, it even forms the subject of today's card....

Paper and Decopage - Tea Party from Dovecraft
Washi Tape - Cupcake Collection from Dovecraft.
Sentiment - Gingers House
Coloured with chalks.
Matted on Core'dinations Card stock (Cosmo Cricket Neutral Collection)

I would like enter into the following challenges....

Cupcake Craft challenge - Not for Flowers
Stamps+ Fun=Creativity - Cake
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Party Time tuesdays - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Lisa xx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wedding card

How do you go about making a card for a bride and groom you know nothing about?
This was the dilemma I faced a few weeks ago, when we were invited to the wedding of one of the guys he works with at one of his clients.

First thought was go classic, heart on a pearl card...then I saw this stamp and couldn't resist!!

I also really liked this die from Memory box, I thought it was really clever...

So I ended up with the following...

Card- From stash
Stamp - Love me Do by Wee Stamps
Heart Paper - Boofle cd by DoCrafts
Backing paper - HOTP Creative Cardmakers Jewel Pack
Die - Heart Pocket by Memory Box
Peel off - from Aldridge Crafts

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Delightful Challenges - Wedding or Anniversary
Southern Girls Challenges - Punch it Out
My Mum's Craft Shop - Dies, Dies , Dies
Created with Love - Favourite thing (dies)
Incy Wincy Designs - Make a pocket
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Wedding
Inky Chicks - Love

Thanks Lisa xx

Friday, 14 June 2013

Father's Day Card

Thought I'd just write a quick post to show you my Dad's Father's Day card. It's my first attempt at a tri-shutter card, and it was a bit more complicated than I expected! I cut 3 different card blanks before I got one that folded and laid properly, but I am quite pleased with the finished result.

It was also my first time using Craft Serif Artist, which I actually found relatively easy. I have been a digital scrapbooker for about 6 years, and usually use photoshop elements, but came across Serif Artist when I bought the Party Paws DVD from Crafters Companion. 

I'm a HUGE fan of the 'Born to Shop' cartoons and when I saw they'd done a 'Bloke' version, I just had to get the kits!

Card - from Crafters Companion, folded using Ultimate Pro
Papers - It's a Mans world by Claire Curd (papermania)
Embelishments - Bloke at Leisure from Daisytrail

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-

Craft Your Passion - Fathers Day/Masculine
Crafty Cardmakers - Fathers Day
Creative Creations - For You Dad
Lexi's Creations - Father's Day/Male Birthday
Anything Goes - Father's Day
Crafty Sentiments - For a Male
Creative Craft challenge - Fathers Day
Party Time tuesdays - Fancy Folds
Creative Inspirations -Father's Day
Glitter n Sparkle - Father's Day