Thursday, August 15, 2013

Etsy Notebook - A Dream is a Wish the Heart Makes

Hi everyone,
Thank you for popping in to see me & welcome to all my new followers :)

Wow!  It has been a very busy week for me.  I am really looking forward to the weekend.  Have you got anything special planned?  I am hoping to just sit at my craft desk & design the weekend away :)  

I want to thank all of you who have so far entered my blog candy in celebration of the new & upcoming Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.  If you haven't already entered you can do so here.

When it has reached 25 entries I will then add more :)

There are also a few wonderful ladies who have entered the Design Team Call which I am very pleased about :)  I am looking for a quite a few designers so if you would like to know more, you can find out about it here.  I would love to have you part of the team :)

I am really excited about the new challenges & the Design Team & there is a lot of organizing to do so that I can get things in order & prepared for all the fun that is about to happen :)  So, I will try to be here as much as possible & will also let you know the adventures as they happen :)

If you would like to help out, it would be wonderful if you could post the DT Call badge on your blog for me & link it to this one.  It would really help spread the word for us.  The more DT ladies I have, the more inspiration you guys get when it comes to the challenges :)  If you do place it on your blog, please leave a comment to let me know.  I would be really grateful :)

Annnnywayyyy :)

Finally, I have a chance to show you my latest design.
I hope you like it :)

I actually coloured this cute lil' Easter Daisy & the Toadstool quite some time ago & decided that I couldn't just throw her away. So I created a nice little home for her instead :)  

I can't remember right now where exactly I got the sentiment from but I will look into it if you need me to. I used the postcard Mini Backgrounds stamp from the Whimsy Sentiments Collection.

I got out me ole' favourite heart punch out & also used the DP's & cardstock from my scrap stash :)  Love it when I can use them up :)

I have machine sewn this design, added some lace that I bought on Etsy last week & some lovely red ribbon that was in my stash :)  

I also decided on cute little pink flowers using the C.C. Designs Five Point Flowers die.  I added a little sparkle of Stickles to them & popped in a few little pearls.

I completed the design by adding my own computer generated title.  
It was a lot of fun to put together & I achieved my goal in making the notepad re-fillable :)

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

Sorry but this time I can't provide the Copic colours that I used due to not documenting them back then.  Like I said, it was a while ago that I coloured her in lol.


This design has been popped into my


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

Crazy Challenge #151 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room #179 - Vegetable Garden
Bearly Mine #99 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Challenge #140 - Lace &/or Ribbon
The Paper Shelter #124 - Use that ribbon
AUD Sentiments #87 - Not a Birthday Card
Crafty Ribbons #57 - Use 3 of something (I have 3 hearts)
Card Crafters #87 - Ribbon & Lace
2 Sisters #156 - Favourite Embellishments
Allsorts #219 - Stitching
Pile It On #32 - Outdoors
A Gem of a Challenge #92 - Summer
Crafts & Me #139 - Anything Goes
Inky chicks #10 - Lovely Lace
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Sun
CMC Copic Challenge #74 - Pretty in Pink
Copic Marker Europe #20 - Favourite Colours
Whimsy Stamps #62 - CAS


Well, I had better go & get my Daughter organized for bed as she has a big day tomorrow.

She hasn't been happy for quite some time in her current school so we went & had an interview with the high school that is local to us & thankfully she was accepted :)  Therefore, it is her last day tomorrow & her friends are putting a little farewell together during & after school.  They are all heading to go ice skating tomorrow night & then staying at her friends afterwards.  

Zoe is really excited but Mummy will be at home all alone lol.  It's ok, there is plenty of designing & Dreamtime Design Craft Challenge organizing to do too.  

So don't forget ladies to enter your submission to the DT Call.  We would love to have you :)

Thank you for coming to visit & all the lovely comments are really appreciated :)  I try very hard to get to all of your blogs & I will return the visit as soon as I can :)

Big hugs

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Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hi Lisa, fantastic job you did-love the image, your colouring and all sweet details,
hugs Tamara

Karon said...

Fabulous creation. Love the sweet image, fabulous papers and wonderful colours. TFS

Gina's Cards said...

Such a fabulous creation! So wonderfully coloured and designed!

Gina x

Claire said...

Fabulous creation Lisa and love the image, design and colours. Hugs, Claire x

catherine said...

This is beautiful Lisa and thanks for joining my stitching challenge at Allsorts this week
x catherine

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card love the image and design.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge
Hugs Julie x

The-Butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous image and loving the shades of red! Everything blends so well perfectly together :)
I also plan to craft the weekend away! I have two projects I'd like to finish and enter into your call so ill be sure to mention on my blog once their up - also have you thought of adding your call to 'Paper playful' they list loads of calls so I'm sure that'll help too (I probably shouldn't say this as ill have more competition lol)
Fab design once again, can't wait to read all about your new challenge adventure and play along!

Emmey x

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely beautiful Lisa, that image is such a cutie, the colours and card design look amazing, I love it.
lorraine x

~ginny said...

Oh my! You are going to so enjoy using that book! Beautifully done Lisa - the details are wonderful to look at. Thanks for sharing your project in the “Anything but a Birthday Card” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at

Vivi Casale said...

Hi Lisa,

thank you for stopping by on my blog and leave some love!!
Please, take a look on the sidebar of my blog, in blog candy jar, I have linked your candy in there.
here is my blog:



Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Lisa
If this were my book , I would never want to open it ! What a beautiful cover .Love the image of course but the embellishing is what caught my eye .Ticked love it because I do .
Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Astrid said...

Gorgeous your creation Lisa, wow a beautie.
Hugs Astrid

Astrid said...

Hi Lisa,
When you scroll down at my blog you see the picture of the candy. It is there already for a few days.
My candy's are down at my blog.
Hugs Astrid

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love your fabulous notebook - loved all your special details too!Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

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Shea said...

This is a beautiful piece of work. The layout is fantastic and so well-detailed. LOVE all the stitching and the artful placement of the embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

Unknown said...

Lisa this is a gorgeous card, so cute, I hope your daughter, enjoys her new school, hugs hun xxx

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Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card Lisa. Love the three little hearts and I see your sweet little image is sitting on 3 toadstools too! lol. Thank you for entering our Use 3 of something challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Lisa & that image is so cute :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Tracey Manderson said...

Beautiful card Lisa. Thanks for joining us as Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

Lenet said...

Beautiful !. Thanks for joining us at the ShabbyTeaRoom.

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Laurian said...

Beautiful project!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!


Laura Bradley said...

This is great! Love the red and that cute image! Thanks for joining us at ALBC! Laura xx

*Vicki* said...

This is such a darling card! I love your design, I haven't had a chance to create something yet and didn't know you had blog candy, but I'll get the word out! Thanks for taking the time to come see my blog! HUGS

Sandra said...

Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments with this great notebook.

Diane said...

Very sweet card design.

Regards diane

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Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable notebook!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper