Sunday, 1 November 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #INK028 - Delicate Ornaments

Hello!! Welcome to our 28th INKspired Blog Hop.  It's so great to have you stop by. Many of you will have arrived here after visiting the amazing and wonderful Teneale, if that's you then thanks for hopping all the way to the end of our blog hop :)

My goodness ... Christmas is coming up fast and I'm so excited to have created my first Christmas card of the year and share it with you guys!  I know many of you may be thinking, "Gee, I started my christmas cards ages ago!", but I've just wrapped my head around the fact that it's Halloween tomorrow and I still don't have costumes ready for my kids who are insisting on going Trick-or-Treating!!

The sketch we were all working with as inspiration for our card this hop is a bit tricky, huh??!! Luckily,  I had just received a BBB and inside was just the right thing to make this card work :)

My card features the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies which I used to create the Christmas baubles using red foil sheets.  I love the shiny, cheery brightness these foil sheets bring to a project.  The background leaf motif is from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, and it also features on the inside of my card.

Now it's time to hop over to my gorgeous friend Marlene's blog and see her cool card 
... amaze balls, as usual!

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lissa x

Sunday, 18 October 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #27 - Bravo!

Hello and welcome to another INKspired Blog Hop.  It's so great to have you stop by.

This is my first time being first cab off the rank, and I hope to get us off to a rip-snorting start of card-making craftiness!  Many of you will have arrived here after visiting the awesomely talented Teneale, if so,  thanks for hopping all the way around our blog hop :)

This is the sketch we were all using as inspiration for our card this hop ... Love it!

My card was made for my amazing friend Kelli, who recently achieved a massive goal that she has been working towards for a long time. Kelli is an inspiration to all people that persistence, integrity commitment and hard work are rewarded! Congratulations Kelli on your achievement and thanks for being such a beautiful, sparkling, shining light, guiding the way for many.

My card features the Bravo stamp set and the ink and card colours from the Regals collection.
The star is very blingy, but hey, what girl doesn't like a bit a bit of bling?

Hope Kelli will like her card. But I'm guessing she'll like the chocolates that will accompany this card just as much! She has a bit of a sweet tooth, does Kelli :)

Now it's time to see what my talented stamping friend Cherie has made. Can't wait to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lissa x

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Global Design Project #GDP001 - You've Got This!

Hi there! 

My wonderful friend Louise Sharp has just started a new design team with a few of her best and most talented stamper friends from around the world.  Its called the Global Design Project and the team will set a different challenge each week for us to play along with.   To kick off we have been given a colour challenge ...  

                        I hardly ever use these colours but I'm feeling up for a challenge, so I'm in! 
                                                         Here is my #GDP001 creation ....

I chose to use the You've Got This stamp set for my card. 

I stamped the flower image onto watercolour paper and coloured using an aqua painter and Pink Pirouette ink for the petals and So saffron for the stamens. 

Then came the fussy cutting of the flowers ... I swear I could have used a matching framelit for this image at about midnight last night! 

The flowers are held up with dimensionals over the Smoky Slate card stock which I stamped with the background stamp out of the Butterfly basics stamp set as it has the same honeycomb motif as the DSP I have chosen to lay over the black card stock base.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. 

It's for a beautiful friend who is beginning a new business and I just know she will rock it!
 You've got this Nat!

Hope you have a wonderful day,
Lissa x

Sunday, 23 August 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #023 - Endless Birthday Wishes

A great big HELLO and welcome to our 23rd INKspired Blog Hop.

I hope you are having a great time hopping your way around to everyone and seeing the beautiful projects we have created to share with you.  If you've arrived here after visiting my wonderful friend Lisa, then you're in the right spot.

I've got to say that it's such a pleasure to take part this hop.   I have sat out the last couple of rounds and the pain of stamping withdrawal was becoming unbearable! Aaaahhhhh, I feel better now, so much better now :)

This is the sketch we were all using as inspiration for our card this hop ...

Here is my take on the sketch ... what do you think? This card is for Zander who turned 4 a little while ago. He just loves stars and I think he'll be chuffed to receive this card.

I know my water colouring is a bit dodgy, but hey, that's OK! Just means more water-colouring practise and fun to come :)

For this card, I have used the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set from Stamin' Up!  It makes it so easy to create cute cards in a jiffy, and sometimes that's just what you need, right? ... a quickie!!

Now it's time to see what our stamping champion Louise has made.  I've had a sneak peek ... and her card is truly lovely.

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lissa x

Sunday, 12 July 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #020 - Floral Wings

Hi there and an extra special big welcome to our 20th INKspired Blog Hop!  I hope you are loving hopping your way around to everyone and seeing the beautiful projects we have created to share with you.  If you've arrived here after visiting my very talented and amazing friend Lisa, then you're in the right spot.

To celebrate our 20th INKspired blog hop, we have a special prize on offer for one lucky hopper who leaves a comment on each of the blog posts of the contributor's participating in this round.  We absolutely love to hear your thoughts about our cards, and we certainly appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.  Everyone who comments on all our blogs will go into the draw to win the gorgeous PRETTY THANKFUL stamp set shown below. The winner will be drawn on Sunday 19th July at 10 am. Good luck :)

This is the sketch we were all using as inspiration for our card this hop ...

and here is my take on it ... I hope you like it :)

I'm absolutely loving the Floral Wings stamp set at the moment, it's so fun to use and very versatile. I also love this stamp set because it makes it super easy to create beautiful cards in no time at all.

Now it's time to see what Louise has created ... another stunning card creation I just know you'll adore!

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lissa x

You can visit my online shop to purchase the products showcased in this project.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #018 - An Open Heart

Hi there! It's so great to have you back hopping along to another INKspired Blog Hop. You may have arrived here after visiting with the lovely Lisa

Here is the sketch we all worked from:

With this sketch, I was inspired by all my wonderful friends who supported me this week and it got me thinking that I need to say, "Thank you!" more often.

I started with a Very Vanilla card bas. My husband calls it boring beige; but I love it as it provides a great background for the new 2015-2016 In Colours I've used in this project: Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.

The Vintage button and Venetian Croquet lace gives the card an intimate touch.  What do you think?

OK, it's time to go and see what the always creative and amazing Louise has created. Happy hopping!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lissa x

You can visit my online shop to purchase any of the products showcased in this project.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

June 2015 Newsletter - New Products Announced

Lissa Carter's Stampin' Up! Newsletter #1
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I'm super excited to announce the launch of the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  It is jam packed with new stamp sets, colours, coordinating accessories, designer series papers, framelits, punches, punch boards and MORE!  
In this newsletter I explain three ways you can get your hands on gorgeous new goodies from Stampin' Up! ...

1. Attend one of my CARD CLASSES to see my favourite new products in action (see below for details)

2. HOST A WORKSHOP in your home and be rewarded with free product. Call me on 0417248037 arrange a date.

3. Take advantage of the fabulous June JOINING OFFER. You get to choose ANY two stamps sets to add to your Starter Kit.

To celebrate the new catalogue launch, I am holding two card-making classes that will showcase some of my favourite new products.  

You will make three gorgeous projects and you will receive a FREE copy of the new catalogue to take home :) 

The events will be held at my home at 2:00 pm Sunday 14th June and 7:00 pm Monday 22nd June.  The cost is $20 or attend for free when you place an order of $30 of more.

Be sure to RSVP for your FREE copy of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. 

Bring a friend along with you and you will also receive a pack of Stampin' Up!s new Expressions Natural Elements (see them below) as a THANK YOU GIFT from me.
Click here to view the new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue online or
shop securely for Stampin' Up! products online.
My online store
Or contact me to order your copy of the new catalogue ($7.95)
and I will ship it out to you straight away :)

Drum roll please!!!

Stampin' Up! are offering this AMAZING deal to anyone who joins as a demonstrator in June 2015:

Receive an extra TWO FREE STAMP SETS in your Starter Kit !!!! 

Which stamps do you get to choose from? That's the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the new annual catalogue! 

Q: What does it cost to join?
A: $169

Q: What do I get when I join?
The Starter Kit is only $169, and is fully customisable. You choose up to $235 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products and you will also receive a business supplies pack, containing materials you need to run your business. And if you join in June, you get to choose an addition two stamps sets of your choice from the new Annual Catalogue! This means you can get up to $415 worth of product for $169!
How good is that??!!

Q: Why should I join?
A:  For starters, you'll get 20% off RRP for all your own products and you will earn 20% commission on all sales to your customers. You'll also be part of an awesome team of paper crafters that are friendly and fun to be involved with :) There are heaps of other benefits, too!

Q: What am I committing to if I decide to take advantage of this amazing offer?
A:  After your initial sign up fee of $169, there is no commitment to purchase further product if you don't want to. There is nothing to lose and so much to gain from signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator today.

Call me 0417248037 for more information about how you can take advantage of this amazing offer.

Join my team - Become a Stampin' Up demonstrator today!

NEW 2015-2017 IN COLOURS

Each year, Stampin' Up! add 5 new In Colours to the colour range. This keeps our colour buds tingling, and I'm excited to show you this years delicious additions ...

The new In Colours all have gastronomically gorgeous names: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon. I'm already in LOVE. 
Here's a card I made to showcase the bright and beautiful new 2015-2017 In Colour "Watermelon Wonder". The new In Colours are available as ink, card stock and coordinating embellishments including Dotted Lace Trim and resin Blossom Accents ...
Shop online for the NEW 2015-2017 In Colours

I'm really excited to share all the latest products, announcements and promotions that Stampin' Up! have on offer at the moment.

Please call me on 0417 248 037 or email me at to discuss any of the information in this newsletter.

Lissa x
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