Indian Summer!

*Apologies there is a lot to this post.You may want grab the comfiest seat in the house!!*

A closer view of the glittery flowers

A close up of those shoes!Wouldn’t you just love a pair of ’em!!

Over at By the Cute and Girly I’m GDT for September!Whoo hoo!The theme of ‘INDIAN SUMMER’ was set by DT nnalorac.So think rich colours,sultry evenings,gems,tassels etc.Let your imagination go wild!And don’t forget it’s not just card’s ANY craft of ANY kind is welcome!!Check the side bar for full details and draw some inspiration from the wonderful DT creations.Of course there are some brilliant prizes up for grabs too.

I was lucky enough to work with the ‘Emma Swinging’ image  by Whimsy Stamps.I did discover one thing when making this card.The Sky Blue Copic Atyou Spica I was using was too dark so I applied only a small amount and used Clear to blend it out.It did pick up the colour a little but I just scribbled on some scrap paper and it was as good as new!

Supplies :
Image : Emma Swinging from Whimsy Stamps
Mediums : Promarkers;Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens in Clear,Sky Blue and Orange;Diamond Stickles;Memento Inks in Lu Lu Lavender and Grape Jelly
Papers & Card : DP K & Co;Core’dinations So Mod and Whitewash packs
Tools: Sizzix Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns die;Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder;Nestabilities Labels 4;Lip Pattern corner punch
Embellishments : Papermania Gems Caddy; Prima Flowers Itty Bitty Bag

Now onto my second project for the GDT.Sorry this is a bit of a biggie!!



I usually only make cards but do occasionally dip into my junk pile (I love collecting ‘stuff’.Maybe I should change my name to Stig of the Dump!) and create something .I decided to make a Memory Book for our Family Holiday.A bit ambitious as I’ve never made one before and don’t really know if that’s how to make one!The front and back covers are made from CDs that were newspaper freebies and the pages are thin chipboard.I punched the holes with my new ‘toy’.I took the plunge and bought The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers.It has had a lot of mixed reviews as a lot of machines seem to be faulty but I was one of the lucky few whose worked perfectly (so unlike me!!).I have a Crop-A-Dile and a Big Bite but always had trouble lining up more than one hole with my shaky mitts.This punched through the paper covered CDs and 3 chipboard circles so smoothly – even though I was afraid of breaking it!It’s a really amazing tool if you get one of the faultless ones.If it’s something you feel you need I would suggest buying one from somewhere you KNOW they won’t quibble if it’s not right.*This is just my personal opinion based on customer reviews and my own experience of this product.There is no malice intended towards We R Memory Keepers or their product.*

I shall certainly be using this tool on future projects.

The eyes have it.Glossy Accents and Copic Atyuo Spica that is!

Supplies :
Image :Beach Baby Jayme by Chrissy Armstrong
Mediums : Promarkers;Orange Copic Atyou Spica;Glossy Accents;Diamond Stickles;Pen Touch in Gold;Opal White Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : K & Co;Dovecraft 12 x 12 Designer Paper Pack;chipboard and CDs from stash
Tools : The Cinch;Xyron Creatopia (for applying adhesive to chipboard and CDs);Nestabilities Labels 4;Rectangle Nellies Multi Frames;Sizzix Mount Frame and various Decorative Strips;Mesh Cuttlebug folder:various punches /corner punches
Embellishments :Various from stash 
Entry for these challenges :
Cowgirl’s Sunday Stampen’ Challenge – Flower Power
Cupcake Inspirations  
One Stitch At A Time
Oh,Alice! – Make a card with a little girl theme
Allsorts – Park inspiration (garden or park)
The Paper Players – Anything goes
Bee Crafty – Anything goes
Crafty Emma’s Store Challenge – Anything goes
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room – Old Meets New
Wild Orchid Challenge – Make It Sparkle
Fab ‘n’ Funky – Living in a material world (selection of fibres/ribbons on book)
Gingersnap Creations – Random Redhead Challenge;Go 3-D (book)
The Pixie Cottage – Family (book using theme)
My Time To Craft – In the Garden (card)
Papertake Weekly – Just the one (DP on card)
Cupcake Craft – Let’s get digital
Lexi’s Creations – Emboss it (both feature dry embossing)
Pollycraft Monday – Add a little nature to your card (flowers – if the book counts there are lots of nature elements been added to that)
Totally Stampalicious – Anything but a card (book)
Stampavie and more – Anything but a card (book)
Your Next Stamp – Anything goes

Hope I didn’t bore you…


Lisa x