Friday, January 27, 2012

You're The Best Picture Frame

Hi everyone :)
It has been a very interesting and busy week.
We are looking to move & hope to do so in the next few weeks so I have been busy checking places out to look for our new home.  Wish me luck :)

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 :)


I am running late with this weeks posting for Delightful Challenges, so I had better get on with it lol.

This week we are challenging you to create a design that is
'Valentines Anything but a Card'.
This week our wonderful sponsor is:  Whiff of Joy.

We would love for you to join us so be sure to pop over to Delightful Challenges to check out all the info :)

For this challenge I had Daisy helping me out :)
You can find her here.


Also Dylan decided he wanted to play too :)  You can find him here.

I simply had to have Daisy & Dylan sitting together on the bench so I used the wonderful Daisy Accessories Set which you can also find here.

I think the 'You're The Best' Sentiment was a perfect touch :)  You can find it here.

I decided to design a picture frame for this challenge as I had a few at home that was bought for this purpose. However, I sanded it down & painted it white.  I then added some pearls to it.  I love the effect it gives & totally looks like a brand new picture frame totally different from its original look :)

My Tip:  Purchase some old photo frames at your local Thrift / Second hand shop, you will be amazed how many you can find.  Take them home, clean them up, sand them down & paint them in accordance to the colour you would prefer.  Simply adhere your design onto the frame backing.  Use a staple gun to add some ribbon on the back & voila you have a new picture to hang on your wall :)

I used my new Doo Hickey, MS Branch punch & added Liquid pearls to the old button that I found in my stash :)  The beads & cardstock are from my old stash too :)

I added Glossy Accents to their shoes & also to the back of the bench.  I don't think you can see it too clearly but it really 'lifted' the park bench & added to the dimension of the image. Quite happy :)

I also used a heart charm but unfortunately when I took the photo I didn't notice that it wasn't facing forward.  I guess I was in a hurry to get this design on my blog lol.

Oh I nearly forgot to tell you that the DP's are actually digital papers which were a free download but for the life of me I can't remember where I got them from.  However, I will check it out & update this post with the correct details & the link so that you can go and get it if you like.  This is the first time that I have used digital papers & I was quite impressed with how they turned out :)

I also used the lace & ribbon which are from my 'oldie stash' lol.  I'm doing pretty good with including all the old stuff that have been sitting there doing nothing for months..some of it years lol.

As you have probably figured out by now, I took the glass frame insert out.  I didn't want to be limited with the dimension of the design.  However I am extremely happy with it & the way it turned out :)

This design is available at my


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

Cupcake Craft #176 - All you need is love
Incy Wincy Designs #130 - Anything but a card
Papertake Weekly - Happy Highlights
Tuesday Throwdown #82 - So Charming
Crafty Creations #154 - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #44 - Pearls & Swirls
The Pixie Cottage #105 - Love & Kisses
Aud Sentiments #46 - Love
Cute Card Thursday #201 - You're a Gem
Do You Stack Up #56 - Ribbons
Just Inspirational #13 - Colours of the rainbow
Moving Along with the Times #133 - Blooming Marvellous
Allsorts #138 - Needles & Pins
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Have a heart
Corrosive #141 - I (Heart) You
Crafty Sentiments - Lace & pins
Pile It On #4 - Add lace
Sentimental Sundays #86 - Die Cuts
Stamptacular #148 - Seeing spots (Heart DP & sentiment has spots)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #40 - Valentines Theme
Oldie but a Goodie - Have a heart (Used ribbon & cardstock)
Crafts & Me #68 - Pink & Sparkly
Truly Scrumptious #72 - Something forgotten (Cardstock & ribbon)
Colour Create #88 - Pink & Green
Top Tip Tuesday #68 - Sketch #1 & Tip (see above)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #20 - Photo inspiration
By The Cute & Girly - New beginnings
Copic Oz - Colour challenge (used BG93 & BG96)
Createalicious #30 - Love

Have a great week everyone & thank you SO much for visiting.
Oh & also don't forget to apply for my candy which you can find on the top of my sidebar.

Stay safe & happy craftin'.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Another creative piece of work Lisa it's so pretty hugs Susan x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

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

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful creation. Fabulous design and
lovley use of our colours:-))
Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Create.

Faye said...

Lisa, your fame is so pretty, who'd have thought to go to the thrift shop. Your colouring is fab too. xxx

Faye said...

Oops, I always forget to do this... Thanks so much for playing with us at Cupcake this week. x

brenda said...

A delightful card Lisa.

Thanks so much for joining us our Needles and Pins theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty .. beautiful pastel shades and fabulous embellies
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for my Blooming Marvellous challenge
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is stunning, what a great design,Thanks for playing our Blooming Marvelous Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Buladi said...

This card is amazing piece of creativity.Fabulous design and wonderful image.You used lovely colors.

Plastic Card
Plastic Card Printing

Deb said...

your frame is absolutely stunning Lisa!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! Your frame is stunning! Gorgeous work!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


WencheP said...

WOW - this is absolutey stunning. Your colouring is just amazing and I love every detail of your desing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Elaine Stark said...

you have made a beautiful picture frame. It would be a fab gift. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday and giving us a great tip. Elaine

Wendy Hall said...

This is so beautiful Lisa:) Wonderful details.
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Janice said...

A true work of art, this is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at An Oldie but A Goodie - such a brilliant project, Jx

Caz said...

Lovely card…Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck..

Caz x Crafty Sentiments DT

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card with fab colours.

Thank you for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week!

Warm hugs

nnalorac said...

Such a pretty and so sweet frame, love it. Thanks for joining in our challenge this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a beautiful creation with so many beautiful details, love it
Lindsay xx

Tracey said...

Beautiful picture Lisa, I love all the details & your photos are fab too!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww, oh my word Lisa this is exceptionally beautiful, your colouring of those images is perfection, the colours, design and embellishments look fantastic, stupendous creation.Hugs
Lorraine x

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous frame so many elements to it thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Lisa! A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week for our lace & pins challenge!

Big hugs Jo xxxx

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Lisa, this is beyond gorgeous!
I LOVE all you did here, really stunning hun!

Mynn xx said...

Oh, how darling!!! I just adore this--the pearls on the frame are a fabulous touch! :)

Unknown said...


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Jan Hennings said...

Oh my goodness! What beautiful coloring skills...just stunning :) Thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge :)

Stampalicious said...

very pretty, love all those little details, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Chris said...

Hi Lisa, this is gorgeous. It is a work of art. The colours are adorable. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..and good luck….
Hugs Judith

Brodders said...

Gorgeous x

Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week, good luck!

Anonymous said...

Pretty frame, LOVE your Pin, Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Louise said...

Gorgeous creations, I love all the elements. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

Céline said...

really gorgeous project!
love all the embellies
thanks for playing with us at by the cute and girly this month
céline dt member

Doreen said...

Wow this is very creative.Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty sentiments this

Unknown said...

Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

Larelyn said...

This is just lovely, such attention to detail. Wow! never thought about adding liquid pearls to a plain button - genius! I love, love your project.

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Pile It On” for the Lace Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb

Julie's Blog said...

Wow!! I just found your blog from Copic Oz Challenge ... absolutely beautiful.
This is absolutely beautiful, fantastic design and such pretty embellishments. Your colouring too is so great ... Am off to become a follower and look forward to seeing more ... Julie :D

Jennifer said...

Thank you for stopping by and playing with us over at Sentimental Sundays for our die cut challenge.

sallysbitz2 said...

This is sooo Gorgeous, love it all. It's such a brilliant idea x

hugs sally x

Mina said...

this is so cute Lisa, I love those two sweeties...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge this month
Mina xxx

mommyof5kidz said...

This is Beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Really reasonable Ribbon!

LaJanette said...

Great way to follow the sketch with us over at TTT. This is such a good idea and such a neat project. I am loving the pearls around the frame. Your flowers are gorgeous too:0)

Thanks for joining us this challenge; hope to see you again soon:0)

Sending you good luck vibes in your search of your home:0)


Aideen said...

What a great piece :) a lovely keepsake to have, thanks for joining bythecuteandgirly this month x

Mary Lou said...

OMGosh this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Just stunning!!!!! What a great keepsake!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing it in the challenge at The Pixie Cottage!!

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Ren-Yi said...

Truly beautiful. A great scene and gift. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

tootsie said...

Very Pretty! Absolutely awesome idea!

Thank you for joining us over at The Pixie Cottage!


Mina said...

oops sorry Lisa I forgot to say...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

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