Sunday, July 14, 2013

If The Broom Fits...Fly It! Wall Decor Canvas

Hi everyone,
I want to give a nice warm welcome to all my new followers & also to all of you that come back & see me all the time :)

A little inside info for you :)  My Daughter Zoe's friend was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes the other day.  She is the same age (13) as Zoe & they have been friends for a while now.  Poor Lilla.  Apparently she is coping very well & adapting nicely, however I'm wondering about my little Zo.

Zoe has had the disease since she was just 3 yrs old, has been on two diabetes group camps & I have always been proud to see her treat the diabetes as a 'friend' rather than an 'enemy' all these years.  However, since Zoe got the call from Lilla to tell her the news, she has been literally all over the place where her emotions are concerned.  One minute she is sad, maybe even angry that Lilla has Diabetes, but the next minute she is overflowing with excitement.  

As I have explained to Zo (due to her having been confused with her emotions) that she of all people knows that having Diabetes isn't good & it's only natural for her heart to go out to Lilla, but on the other hand she now has someone that she is very close to that has the same disease as herself.  

I personally think that Zoe is relieved that she now feels more 'normal' & can finally bond in a way with Lilla that she hasn't been able to with anyone else.  Myself included.  Surely it must be a very overwhelming feeling of not 'being alone & the only one'?  Have you had this sort of feeling?  Is there anything else I can say to her that will help her feel more relaxed with her feelings, thoughts & emotions?  I'm sure it will all settle down soon :)

Well, on to something more creative :) lol

I have only just a few days ago found the gorgeous girly digis called 'Big Eyed Besties' by Sherri Baldy. I personally think they have a lot of character & you will definately be seeing me designing with these cuties again :)

I had a great time colouring her in.  

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E40, 41, 43, 47
Dress: R81, 85, RV34, C1, 3, 5
Bow: R81, RV000, 34, 95
Hat: C1, 3, 5, 100
Broom: E11, 21, 33, 35, 37, 50, 51, 53,

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

The digi sentiment is called Autumn Tickets from Paper Cupcakes which I won in a challenge quite a while ago :)  It was good to finally use the clock charm which I have had for some time now too.

I mounted the design onto an 8 x 8 inch canvas which I also distressed.  The pin is made from my bead stash which too has been sitting there waiting to be used :)  I used the black lace then adhered two different ribbons on top.  The brads are pretty much the same colour as her dress which worked out well :)

What do you think of my new easel stand?  
A friend of mine made it for me after I bought all the supplies for it.  I am hoping he can show me during the week how to make them as I would like to add them to my Etsy shop for purchase.  

I am thinking of painting them white & keeping some of them with their natural look.  What do you think?

I totally enjoyed creating this design.  It all seemed to come together very nicely without any hiccups or bumps along the way :)

If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:


This design has been popped into my


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

Besties Challenge - Fabulous Flourish
Papertake Weekly - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (Old charm / New Image)
Penny's Challenge #135 - Think Pink
The Paper Shelter #120 - Swirly Girly
Alota Rubber Stamps #110 - Vintage
Crafty Ribbons #52 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #277 - Good Luck Charm
Totally Papercrafts #175 - All of a Flutter
2 Sisters #152 - Make it Sparkle
One Stop Craft #234 - Summer Colours
Sweet Stampin' - Shabby Chic
Totally Gorjuss #192 - Sweet
A Creative Romance #3 - Ribbon or Twine
Crafts & Me #138 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Charming
Songbird #24 - Ribbon
A Little Bit Crafty - Die-ing for it
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Pink & White
CMC Copic Challenge Group #72 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps #61 - Ribbon & Lace


In regards to a new camera....I have a few that I am thinking about.  Will have to go & check them out.  Don't guys will definately know when I have it lol.

I hope you have all had a great weekend & that you have a wonderful week.
I will be back tomorrow with some exciting news.  See you then?
I hope so :)

Take care & hugs,

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The-Butterfly said...

Such a stunning creation! Absolutely envious too! Lol it's gorgeous! I love the colours and the way everything comes together so perfectly!

I don't have any experienced with children, other than being one myself once, I'd imagine she will find great comfort in having a buddy to share her issues with knowing exactly how the other is feelings, I'm sure they will both manage their conditions with the support of each other

Also love the stands! Very much like the natural colour! I need some of these :)

Claire said...

This is just stunnning, gorgeous layout and colours. Great to see you at Totally Papercrafts this week. Hugs, Claire x

AnyOldCraft said...

I am glad your daughter has a close friend e can talk to.

Stunning creation.

Thank you for joining in the challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Julie (AnyOldCraft) GDT

Debs said...

Lovely card, great image and layout. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Wendy said...

Stunning creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy x

Wendy said...

Me again...Thanks also for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week with your stunning creation.
Wendy x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fantastic creation Lisa.
The image embellys and colours are fab.
Love it, thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

ShersL84bed said...

Lisa, this is fabulous. I love your wall hanging.

sue w. said...

Hi Lisa, how sad that another child has been diagnosed with diabetes, there seems to be so many new cases, why????? I'm sure it will be a comfort to your daughter to have a friend so close to talk to and share how she feels as I'm sure it will help her friend come to terms with it too. Each child is different and I'm sure you will have already done your very best to care and prepare your daughter, just being there when they need you is the best support. My daughter still has down days and she's 20 and is going through a really rough time at the mo, but we take one day at a time.
Your card is fab, those images are so sweet and the colours and layout is wonderful.
Hugs Sue W.

Gina's Cards said...

Ooh Lisa this is gorgeous! Fabulous colours and design!

Gina x

stefali said...

fantastic card x so detailed x thanks for joining pennys challenge xxx

Sheryl said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love your use of colour and DP. The design showcases the image perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

Marrie said...

This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at My Besties Challenge.

Greetings Marrie,
DT My Besties

Sarah J Moerman said...

Gorgeous card! Great colors and details! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Pia Larsen said...

Stunning colouring! All I can say is WAUW.
Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'.
Pia x

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWW Lisa this is rather spectacular and very beautiful, the papers, colours, embellishments and card design look out of this world, the image is absolutely gorgeous stupendous creation
lorraine x

cebelica said...

I love pink and black colour combination. Amazing creation! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Rachel said...

What a beautiful card! I love everything about it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Delphine said...

Beautiful card, I love your colours! Thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance and good luck! Delphine xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A fabulous canvas Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty for our Die-ing For It Challenge! Good luck and hope you can join us for our next challenge on 1st August!! Susan x

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely creation.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Michele Spera said...

Awesome job!! Thank you for joining us at CMC

Mian said...

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words on my blog :-).

Your cards are absolutely stunning with so many beautiful details and fab coloring. Love them!

Thanks and I wish you a wonderful day.
Hugs Mian

sara said...

beautiful thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
hugs sara x x

Pillan said...

Just love this!! Thanks for joining us at Songbird challenges.

Charlene said...

Wow stunning canvas, I love the colors that you used and all the little details you have added. It sure makes your creation pop. Love it.
I'm sure you have explained things very well to your daughter, so now she has to let everything sink in about whats happening. I have an 18 year old and there are always new emotional things that pop up in their lives. The best thing you can give her is to always let her know that you are there for her no matter what. She will be fine, and knowing your there for her is the best tool you can give her.XX
Thank you for entering your creation with us at Whimsy for our ribbon and lace challenge. Hugs Charlene

Janice said...

What an amazing canvas - your works are just so pretty, only stopped by to leave you a message, but have now been here ages scrolling up and down. I'll be back for sure and am now following. Thanks for the heads up on the DT, I'm kinda interested, but I know I have a busy few months ahead, so best put new DT plans on hold - for now! Jx