Diorama Queen!

I had to make a card for my son’s friend and I’ve been wanting to make one of these for ages.I knew straight away I was going to use these fab Retro Space stamps by Banana Frog.I LOVE ’em.I created the layers of the diorama card ( I changed the measurements slightly ) first using some silver corrugated  and blue leather effect card I’ve had for years in my stash – honestly!The DP is K&Co.Then I heat embossed all the elements for the card.The spaceships are coloured using Promarkers.Next I assembled the card and then adhered the cut out spaceships to some acetate strips,decided where abouts they should go and then stuck them into place.I cut out the star and sentiment then glued them onto the front of the card.

Hey presto!One boy’s card that looks quite complicated but in fact was quite easy and didn’t take much time.That’s exactly how I like to make them!

This is an entry for :

Cute Card Thursday : Boyz to Men

My time to craft : Stars and swirls

Pile it on : Boyish colours

Sophisticat : Card for a child

Stamp Something : Birthday Something

Stampin’ for the Weekend : A card for a male


Lisa x

It’s all there in black and white

At the Let’s Get Stamping group at Craftbubble it was Karen’s turn to set the sketch and this weeks twist was to make your own flowers:

I just had to use one of my fab new stamps that plopped onto the mat moments before making this card.How lucky was that?

She’s from a limited edition Swiss Pixie stamp kit by C C Designs that I happened to come across at All That Scraps.I thought it was pretty good value at just under £40 for the set of 4 stamp sheets including the P&P.Unforunately the offer has since expired.I was also surprised that it took just over a week to get to me – I’ve waited a lot longer for orders to travel across a few counties!

I’ve coloured her with Promarkers and although it doesn’t show too well her wings and the butterfly have clear glitter pen applied over the top.I’ve used the ‘Out of the box’ technique with an Eastern Round Nellie’s Multi Frame Die.The whole die cut piece is raised on foam tape with an extra piece under her feet to push them further forward.The patterned paper is a freebie from Canon Creative Park.The black and white card are from my stash.I’ve used a Martha Stewart Threader Edger punch and grosgrain ribbon for the strip.Both bottom edges of the layers the die cut is mounted on have been punched with  Martha Stewart’s Hydrangeas Edger.Corners have had an inverted corner punch used on them.I used the flower plate from the Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet set to cut the flowers from felt.Pearls have been added to the centres and also to the corners of the card.The sentiment is a Dawn Bibby’s Design.

I’m also entering this card in these challenges :

The ABC Challenge : T is for Thank You

Crafty Ann’s Challenge : Anything goes

Creatalicious Challenges : Flowers and Wings

Fab ‘n’ Funky : Show us your fancy edge

I Love Promarkers : Wings

Incy Wincy Designs : Anything goes

Passion for Promarkers : Gratitude

Pile it on : Boyish colours

The Crazy Challenge : Bling,bling.


Lisa x

Fairy-tastic Thursday!

Yay!It’s Willow Sketchie Challenge day!Even this fabulous little fairy is leaping for joy.

She’s called ‘Look at me’.How could you not?She’s a Willow Designs download and part of a cute collection.

On to this weeks Sketch and recipe:

1.Something pleated

2.Something pink

3.Something floral

So why not drop by and check out the challenge and the beautifully inspiring DT cards.

This is also being entered for the following challenges :

I Love Promarkers : Wings

Belli Challenge : Birthday Card.Plus a Birthday themed craft item that is old and forgotten from your stash.I’ve had this stamp for 4 years and have NEVER used it!

Crafty Creations : Magical

The Crazy Challenge : Bling,bling.Pearls and,although it doesn’t show  too well,parts of the fairy are glittered.

PaperPlay Challenges: Stamp/digi image and bling.For the same reasons as above.

Flutterby Wednesday : Open Challenge

By the Cute and Girly : Celebrations

5 Brownie points up for grabs for those who spot what a mess I made of my watermark!I don’t know what I was thinking – if I was thinking at all!!

Lisa x

Sneak peek!

It’s time for a sneaky peek for tomorrow’s Willow Sketchie Challenge.

What’s it all about?Why not pop on over to find out?

One thing I can let on is there’s going to be a fab sketch and a recipe to really sink your teeth into.Plus there is always plenty of inspiration from the gorgeous DT cards.

Lisa x

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