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  




46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tina
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 19:16:13

    Just beautiful! Thanks for playing at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you for our next challenge xx Hugs Tina (DT) xx


  2. maxine
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 19:39:13

    Great work thanks for playing along at lexis


  3. Rachel Hope
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 19:42:21

    Fun card! Love her sparkly shoes! 🙂 Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!


  4. Laney
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 21:08:38

    Super sweet card!!
    thanks for joining us at OSSAT this week hope you can join in next week too, pop over to the blog on Saturday 4th September we are having a sneak peak guess the theme game with prizes!!


  5. Debbie
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 21:16:12

    fantastic stuff! love the book and congrats again on the gdt x


  6. Gemma
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 21:30:35

    What a stunning creation! Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at One Stich at a Time! hope you play again soon! Gemma x


  7. sue
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 21:44:12

    Hi ya
    gorgeous card, yep would luv some of them shoes, lol, lovely papers & design, great mini album,thank you for joining us on our first challenge at CES, hope to see you next week, sue,x


  8. cheryl
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 22:56:52

    oh really love the album,you have made,using the cinch I have one of those too they are great arnt,they bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope to see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xx


  9. Marit
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 23:53:50

    Gorgeous projects! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
    Hugs, Marit.


  10. Poppet
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 00:16:22

    Great projects Lisa. The little girl on the swing looks fab and your mini album is awesome.

    Thank you for sharing your projects with us at CSSC. 🙂 xx


  11. Davi
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 02:30:00

    Fab creation!! Love all the details and different colors. So glad that you joined us this week at Pixie Cottage.


  12. Lisa
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 04:49:56

    Such pretty creations! I just love the colors you’ve used on your projects, they really jump off the pages! Precious little girl image and that frog on the mini album is just too cute! Thanks for sharing with us in TSTR.


  13. Linda C
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 05:56:13

    I love the colors you chose…the reds, oranges, and purples are so pretty together. Thanks for joining us at YNS. Linda- DT


  14. Brenda
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 06:58:11

    Hi there

    What a really great card and a super tag book.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

    Did you know we are looking for new DT members at our sister challenge


  15. Gina
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 08:42:17

    What Glorious projects Lisa!!! Love those sparkly sandals on the little girl in the card, and the memory book is to die for!!!! Thank you for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge XXX


  16. KateT
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 10:06:52

    Beautiful projects, love the colours on the 1st card.

    ** Kate **


  17. Karen Howard
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 11:38:13

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! What lovely details and a great image! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. Do you love challenges?


  18. audreypettit
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 11:45:20

    Thank you for sharing your Indian summer card with us at TSTR. The colors are so rich and pretty, and that image is adorable. Your coloring job is fabulous. Love the touches of sparkle you’ve added. Thanks for sharing with us.


  19. nnalorac
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 12:29:52

    Lisa, your makes are just gorgeous, love your colours on your card and fab little tag book. Congrats and hope you enjoyed your GDT on BTC&G and thanks for playing along with my theme. nnalorac.x


  20. Carina Hella
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 12:33:29

    Fun card and love the froggy!

    Thank you for joining us at this weeks challenge at Cowgirl Up!


  21. Valérie
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 13:08:22

    your creation are beautiful

    thanks for joining us at SAM this week


  22. Marianne
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 13:40:54

    What a beautiful card! Stunning colors!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!


  23. Katie
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 14:51:11

    Great creations! Love the round album.
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week 🙂


  24. mummylade
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 17:27:53

    This is just lovely. Thank you so much for entering my garden challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!


  25. Jaydee
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 17:34:02

    What fabulous projects. Your girl on a swing is beautiful – those shoes ARE stunning 🙂 Fabulous coloring job, too!
    Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week


  26. Clare
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 20:46:01

    hi lisa,
    congrats on your GDT spot, you must be very busy with all that crafting fab projects. hope you are well. X


  27. *Chrissie*
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 21:35:31

    Super project!
    Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at My Time to Craft this week!


  28. Carol Ann
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 21:52:28

    Very pretty projects. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week. pop over to OSAAT on Saturday for our sneak peak game there are prizes to be won!
    Carol Ann xx


  29. Alison
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 21:55:18

    Lisa you have made some stunning creations here…love them all.
    Thank you for joining us this week at CSSC.
    Hope to see you enter are next challenges we have a very special one on Sunday 12th September.
    Hugs Alison


  30. Peggy
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 22:09:13

    Adorable album! I love the colors and the textures. You did a great job with the family theme this week! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week!


  31. Fleur
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 22:14:40

    Lovely card & a fantastic mini album
    Thanks for joining the challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx


  32. ARTish
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 04:33:32

    so informative! thank you for the product review! way to recycle~ using the cds. i love your album!!! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!


  33. Kleeblatt
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 06:58:06

    Beautiful card. I like it. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Good Luck


  34. lindsey
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 19:43:39

    Beautiful projects. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x


  35. Sammi B
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 02:43:47

    Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice! this week!!


  36. Claire C
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 10:30:15

    Wow, such gorgeous projects!! Thanks for joining us at CSSC and good luck!! Hope to see you next time too 🙂
    Claire xx


  37. Kim E
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 18:42:41

    Gorgeous card. Love her shoes and flowers. Thanks for joining us at CSSC this week. Good luck in the Blog Hop. Hugs, Kim


  38. Amanda
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 21:09:51

    Great card and I love the shoes!!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

    Crafty Creations by AJ


  39. sharon
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 22:24:43

    Oh Wow! Your memory book is awesome! Love that cute image and the beautiful papers too.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage,
    Sharon xx


  40. Faye
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 22:52:19

    Wow. These are wonderful projects with gorgeously coloured images. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x


  41. Scrappy
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 03:28:24

    This is an incredible project! Your work is so original! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT! Hope to see you again next week!


  42. Denise
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 15:27:25

    What a fantastic card. Love your dp choice. Beautiful coloring of your wonderful image too! Wow well done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage!
    Pixie Cottage DT


  43. Kim G.
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 16:10:56

    Lisa this is so fantastic hun! Such a lovely creation…love it! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
    Hugs~ Kim


  44. Jane
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 22:12:55

    Fab card and great mini book! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!


  45. Beth aka BR-T
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 15:25:50

    Oh these are both wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great anything goes creation with the YNS team!


  46. Linda Ledbetter
    Sep 12, 2010 @ 15:42:31

    How wonderful! You have a great eye for color– your card and your cool book are both fabulous. Thanks so much for joining the 3d Challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


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