Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Best Friends

Hello again :)
How's your week going?  Mine has been pretty good actually.  I haven't done much more other than craftin' but wow, I never really knew that playing with my stamps & my wonderful supplies that it could be such great therapy :)  So I have had a great few days with just having 'me' time :) 
 I love it :)

Before I continue, I just want to remind you of the new blog candy I have for you.  Be in the chance to WIN this gorgeous Magnolia Tilda with Big Ribbon Mini stamp :)  You can enter & find out all about it here.
Good luck with it :)

This is Penny with her Teddy.  Isn't she sooo cute?
You can get her from Digital Delights by Louby Lou here.

Penny has helped me to create my new design for my 2nd week at Delightful Challenges & this time the challenge is to create a design with a 'Distressed / Vintage' look. 

The great thing is we have a fantastic sponsor this week:

Magnolia-licious is offering Sherwood Edwin & Tilda with Apple Mini Stamps to the winner, so go have some 'me time' at your craft table & get your Distressed/Vintage look entry into our Delightful Challenge here.
Best of luck to you :)

Wow, now this was definately a challenge for me as I have never created anything vintage before lol.  Here is my design.  I hope you like it.

Penny with her Teddy is one of the Digital Delights images that I have used.
I had lots of fun colouring her in with my copics.

I had lots of fun using my new toys.  The Magnolia Doo Hickey & 2 new Spellbinder Nestabilities.  How I mangaged before without some of my new tools is amazing. 

I also used the Ticket Sentiment Set from Digital Delights.
The buttons, the DP & cardstock is from my reallllly old stash, so I am glad that I was able to use some of my scraps.  I'm trying really hard to use all those items that have been in my stash for quite sometime.  The DP is K & Company.

I used rope pearls around Penny to help 'pop' her out.
Liquid Pearls is another supply that is new & I just LURVVV the effect that they give.  Gotta get me some more but in different colours :)  Can you recommend any?

I have also added WOC flowers. 
More are currently on order & SOOO can't wait to get my parcel :)

The circle lace I picked up from a thrift shop, so that definately came in handy lol.  The stars have been popped up to add dimension.  I was going to use Stickles on them but I thought it would lose the 'vintage look' if I did that.

I also decorated the inside of the card to make it pretty :)

Definately quite a bit of dimension happening lol.
In the image below you can just see that I have used Glossy Accents on Penny's shoes :)  I lurrvvv this stuff too lol.  Have you tried it?   You should :)

I had a fantastic time with this challenge, it realllly helped me step out of the square.  Thanks Wendy :)

This design is available at my


I would like to enter this design into the following challenges:

Crazy Challenge #102 - Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon/Lace, Embossing, Diecut)
Pollycraft #123 - Bingo (Ribbons, Buttons, Diecut)
City Crafter #92 - Pretty Inside & Out
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling & Bloom
Tuesday Throw Down #81 - Neutral Colours
Crafty Creations #153 - Valentine Theme (Hearts)
Simon Says Stamp - Spots &/or Stripes
Aud Sentiments #45 - Any Sentiment but use Scraps
Sketch Saturday #190 - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss #117 - Be a Star
Corrosive #140 - Ring in the New Year (Diecuts, Punches etc)
One Stitch at a Time #96 - Anything Goes
Pile It On #3 - Fuzzy Friends
Sentimental Sundays #85 - Ribbon
Crafts & Me #66 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl #15 - Blue & Pink
By the Cute & Girly - New Beginnings
Creatalicious #30 - Love (Punched Border, Ribbon, Flowers & Bling)
Stamping Boutique #24 - Diecuts

Fingers crossed lol :)

Thats about it for today.  Thanks everyone for visiting & hope you come back soon.

Don't forget to enter for the blog candy here.

Have a great day & happy craftin' :)


cheryl said...

wow this is simply stunning the image layout,detail is just fantastic,anyone lucky enough to get this card would treasure it for always,amazing,
bless you for playing at Creatalicious this month hugs cherylxxx

Deb said...

Gorgeous creation, so many stunning and fabulous details--it's perfect, thanks so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, we hope to see you again real soon

Ros said...

What a beautiful creation ... this is a work of art! ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

Hazel said...

Very pretty card with lots of details. Lovely work. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Beckie said...

Thank you for looking at my blog and tellingly about your blog candy. I love your card and think she is beautiful.
Love Bex xxx

marilynprestonn said...

Beautiful creation. I love these little Magnolia images and the pink pearled frame. WOW

Thank you for playing Crafty Creations this week. The link is up now. :)Peggy

nnalorac said...

Lisa, your card is absolutely stunning, so much attention to detail, it's just wonderful. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Heather May Holbrook said...

Your card is amazing, really really beautiful work! Thanks for the inspiration and for joing us at Pile it on this week!
Heather P

Janne said...

WOW this is stunning. I love all the details you have added. Thanks for playing along with us at Creatalicious challenges.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is adorable, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Melissa said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! So pretty and that little girl is the sweetest thing ever! :) Thanks for playing along with us over at The Stamping Boutique!

Céline said...

really gorgeous card, love the combo
thanks for playing with us at by the cute and girly
céline dt member

Gem said...

beautiful creation Lisa! Thanks for playing along at Pile it on this week! Gemma :)

Benzi said...

What a beautiful creation! I see lots of attention to details. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope you'll be back.

BrossArtAddiction said...

Wow OMgosh! You put so much detail into this! This is super adorable and I really love how you framed her with the heart die and stars! Gorgeous! :D

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You asked me about stitching? I don't really do anything special. But just make sure whatever you use to put your cards together, whether it is double sided tape or glue that you don't get any on the area you will want to add stitching to. It will gum up your needle, rip the paper and just get the whole thing snagged up...done it many And I usually stitch through a cardstock layer and at least one DP that it doesn't rip the paper. And my tension is always set to 3. Hope I was able to help? :D

xx Tracey xx

Davi said...

Wow this is beautiful with all the lovely details and sweet image !! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A really beautiful creation Lisa. You have so much pretty detail on it I just love it!! Hugs Susan x

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love how you added pearls to her cheeks for that 3D look, just beautiful. x

Larelyn said...

What a stunningly gorgeous card. I am so glad you added all the photos so I could take in each special detail. Wow! for your first vintage design, this is amazing.

Wendy Hall said...

This is absolutely amazing Lisa:)Hugs
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)


Hi Lisa
Astunning and beautiful card,gorgeous detail
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Ann English said...

Beautiful-you've never done vintage?! Well, you rocked it! Thanks for popping into my blog and letting me know about my win!!!

Jennipher said...

absolutely darling! thanks for playing at sentimental sundays.

Jenn from Paper Expressions

Ribbon Girl said...

Lisa your card is stunning - so much thought has gone into it, it all looks beautiful! Mary G x

Milliesmarvels said...

This is lovely! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge.

Arabella said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! I love all the details!

Thanks for joining us for the Bingo challenge at Pollycraft this week!


SAMARA said...

Lisa, this is outstanding. Thank you for posting a tutorial on it. That is so helpful for others to learn your techniques, which are awesome in every way. Luv Samara from Sentimental Sundays. Best of luck in our Challenge.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning, love all the different embellishments you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Lisa this is breathtaking, the design is awesome so much beauty to be seen, the colours, embellishments and finally the image, wow, superb card.
Lorraine x

Lindsey said...

Wow, so many lovely elements to this card! Nice! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges.

Lionelsa said...

Your card is AMAZING. Love all cute details.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Unknown said...

WOW! Your card is so pretty. I love all those yummy layers.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully detailed. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Scrappin' Annie said...

Wow what a stunning card. I love it and the layering is beautiful.

cnelson said...

ADORABLE! ! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This card is so pretty, I love your image and the design is fantastic
Lindsay xx

Alexis said...

This is adorable. I came over to check out your blog and see what you're about. You had recently left me a really nice message on my blog and I wanted to return the sweet gesture. You had asked if I was using Copic markers - and I was. I don't really remember exactly which ones. Sorry. Anyways, thanks for popping by my blog and I love what you do!! Have a great day. Thanks, Alexis

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet words on my step card. I love this card you made, so many gorgeous details and I love the layering that you done, lots of depth going on! Hugs, Frea

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet words on my step card. I love this card you made, so many gorgeous details and I love the layering that you done, lots of depth going on! Hugs, Frea

Basslady said...

this is such a worf of art!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Aideen said...

Lisa this card is just gorgeous! I love all the punches and die cuts :) x

Thanks for joining in with bythecuteandgirly this month

Ribbon Girl said...

This is a very pretty card - thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge, Mary G x

Julie's Blog said...

This is also absolutely gorgeous ... Your layout and detail is fantastic! Very inspiring ... Julie :D

heidy said...

Wowthis is eyecandy,love it!
Thanks for joining Creatalicious challenges this month!
Hugs Heidy

Lizzy said...

Wow Lisa, you so deserved a win with this card, it is truly scrummy. The colours are fabulous, it's too much to take in! lol xx

Audhild said...

Your card is gorgeous. So many pretty details. Thank you for joining us at the creatalicious challenges.

Hugs, Audhild