Sunday, 14 December 2014

INKspired Artists Blog Hop #INK007 - You Make the World a Better Place

INKspired Artists Blog Hop #INK007
You Make the World a Better Place, Starburst Sayings

Welcome to another INKspired blog hop.  So glad you could hop by! You may have arrived from the very lovely Janelle who has designed yet another gorgeous card. I hope you can hop all the way around the blog hop and see everyone's offerings.   

The sketch we had to work with this time is very user-friendly and one which I know I'll come back to again and again ...

Whilst planning my card, I was tossing up between a floral theme and using the Starburst Sayings stamp and framelit set.  I have been eyeing off this super set in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue for over 6 months now and purchased it only recently to make a special birthday card for my sweet son Matthew (Happy 11th Birthday Mattie xx). I'm a bit of a floral fanatic, so I thought I would move out of my comfort zone. I have to say that I'm pretty chuffed with the result ...

I like this card because it's simple to make with clean lines and an elegant, not too feminine feel about it. I think this card would be happily received by men and women alike, don't you?

Next stop on the blog hop is the amazingly talented Louise, I can't wait to see what she has come up with!

See you next time :) 
Lissa x

Sunday, 30 November 2014

INKspired Artists Blog Hop #INK006

Hi there and welcome to our 6th blog hop.  Hope you're loving seeing all the gorgeous cards created by our talented artists as much as I am

You may have just "hopped" here from my wonderful friend Lisashe always crafts beautiful projects, doesn't she? 

Be sure to hop all the way around and see everyone's creations.  Perhaps you will leave us a comment - we always love hearing what you think about our cards. 

Here's the sketch we had to work with this time:

I've got to say that it took me a few attempts at playing around with the proportions of the elements for this sketch before I was happy with the end result ... but I think I got there in the end??!! 

The one thing I knew straight away was the stamp set I wanted to use for the star element. I am soooooooo in love with Stampin' Up!s Bright & Beautiful stamp set. It's definitely a stand out in the Holiday Catalogue -  for me anyway!  I am also a sucker for gold and white as a go-to colour scheme, and as I think the Bright & Beautiful stamp set looks **amazing** embossed, I was almost halfway there in the creative decision-making process!   

So here is what I have come up with for this blog hop challenge. Do you like the gorgeous grunge shooting star trail, it was my hubby's great idea! Yes - he has one occasionally, lol :)

Next stop on the blog hop express is the lovely and incredibly talented Louise, with her take on this week's sketch.

Thanks for hopping here, I hope you stop by again next time

Lissa x

If you would like to recreate this card see below for a list of the items I used. Click on the image to be taken to my online shop.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Happy Birthday Susan!

A special sister-in-law deserves a special birthday card, right? My sister-in-law, Susan, is a very classy lady, so I thought this combination might tickle her fancy.

I'm really loving Stampin' Up!s Cherry Cobbler at the moment. It's a very elegant colour, don't you agree? Hope she likes her card :)

Here are the products I used to create this card. Click on the image to shop for these products from my online shop.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

INKspired Blog Hop - Vivid Vases

INKspired Artists Blog Hop #5

You may have just "hopped" here from Kabrina. If you have, welcome to our 5th blog hop - and my first ever blog hop post!! It's wonderful to be a part of this creative collection and I can't wait for the next one :) Be sure to hop all the way around and see everyone's beautiful creations. 

I decided to tip this weeks layout on it's side and wanted to incorporate a colour I haven't used before -  Stampin' Up!s Wisteria Wonder with the Vivid Vases stamp from the Annual Catalogue. Oh, and it's my first attempt at using blendabilities, too! Not too shabby for a first go, huh?

Stamping with a friend is always fun and making this card with my new Stampin' Up! buddy was no exception! It's always great to get to see how another crafter goes about designing a card. I always start with the stamped image and choose papers to co-ordinate, while she selects all the paper she wants to use first and goes from there ... interesting!

Next stop on the blog hop is the amazingly talented Louise, with her interpretation of this week's sketch ...

Thanks for hopping here, hope to see you again next week. 
Lissa x

Here is a list of the items I used to make my card. Press on the image to be taken to my online shop.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Welcome Baby!

It's always wonderful when you get to celebrate the birth of a baby! I relished the chance to make this card for some wonderful friends who are just over the moon about the arrival of their beautiful brand new baby boy.

The card features Stampin' Up!s  adorable Zoo Babies stamp set and the Subtles colour range.  I hope they like it.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Bright & Beautiful and Holiday Home Christmas cards

I hosted my very first card-making class on Saturday afternoon and had 8 very lovely ladies attend.  It was hard to decide which cards to make, however, as I just adore Stampin' Up!s Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana colours, I had to include these two cards cards using my beloved blue/green hues. The two other cards were designed with the more traditional red and green colour scheme in mind (see previous post).  We had so much fun and I think I converted a few newbies into card creators! 

Hope you like them :)

Items used to make the Bright & Beautiful card include:
Items used to make the Holiday Home card:
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