Saturday, August 24, 2013

Spring Girl Home Decor & Another Announcement :)

Hi everyone :)

Welcome back my friends & a cheery big welcome to all my new followers :)  

It's so great to have you visit :)  Also before I go on, thank you to all of you who have left me such lovely comments this past week.  I still have a few of you to come visit but I will get there :)

I have a new design to share with you but before I do, I just want to let you know that there have been quite a few entries to my DT Call for the new upcoming Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.  Thank you so much for your entries.  You guys are making it so difficult for me to choose who I am going to have on my team.  Such fabulous designs & I honestly feel priviledged that you are all keen to be part of the new design team :)

If you haven't entered to the DT Call & would like to, you can submit your entry here.  There is still some time left for you to enter :)

There are a few entries to the blog candy too in celebration of the Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.

If you haven't submitted your entry for that yet, you can do so here.
Tomorrow I will be adding more items to the blog candy as I promised I would when there was 25 entries.  I will let you know when I have added more :)

Some other exciting news for you :)
I have been absolutely busting to tell you but thought I had better wait.
Anyyyywayyyy..... I can tell you now :)

I think it was about two days after I had announced the DT Call that I received an email from a wonderful lady asking 'me' to join their Design Team :)   I couldn't believe it!  lol  Wow!!

I was & still am very excited to say the least :)
Sooo....who am I a designer for?
Maybe this will help.....

Yep...that's right :)  The Aussie Big Eyed Besties Team :)

I am sooo honoured to be a part of this wonderful team & thank you to Sherri Baldy for wanting me on your team :)  I am so excited.   

The challenge blog only opened up a month or so ago & we definately need more players.  Why not come over & win some gorgeous Besties for yourself?  We would love to see you there.

You can find the Aussie Bestie challenge blog here :)

Phew, after all that I am exhausted already lol
Would you like to see my latest design?

Here is is :)

As you can see I have used one of the Big Eyed Besties for the next challenge which is:
Spring Is In The Air.

I would love to see a few familiar faces submit their entries :)

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E21, 25, 29, 50
Bows: RV10, 13, 14, 32
Outfit / Boots / Paper: RV02, 10, 23, Y00, 02, 06, G21, 82, 94, E11, 53, C0, 1, 3

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

I had lots of fun playing with the Frantage...still using the toaster but I will get a heat gun soon lol.  I used some Glossy Accents on her boots & necklace but I guess it's a little hard to see.

I have used a fair few new items & supplies that I have ordered over the last few weeks such as the Spellbinders Lacey Squares Nesties, Cottage Cutz Grass Border Die & the Inkadinkadoo Garden Flower stamps.

I added some beads, ribbon & lace from my stash.  While I was in there hunting around I found that cute little 'celebrate life' charm, the white flowers & spiral.  I put them together & voila..a dangling charm lol.

I have stitched the DP's with my sewing machine (getting better at this lol...about time).  Used my cloud dies & then gave them a little Frantage to add some texture.  

Due to it being a Spring design, I thought I had better add some butterflies & on the right hand corner you will find a dragonfly too :)  Found it hiding in my stash.

Do you like my bow?  Goodness me...I tell ya...I really don't like working with organza drives me crazy lol.  I'm ok making the bows etc, it's when I have to cut the tails of the bow.  Do you think I can ever get these straight?  Takes me ages & many attempts lol.  The tails get smaller & smaller lol.  However, I got there in the end.  I guess a little bit of persistence pays off :)

It wouldn't be one of my designs if I didn't add just a few lil' pearls, now would it? lol  I also frantaged the fence & added a little bit of Stickles to the flowers, butterflies etc.

All in all I had a lot of fun creating this design especially colouring the Bestie :)

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:

Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Tuesday Throwdown #161 - Use Your Scraps (I used cardstock & ribbon for sentiment)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #141 - Dies &/or punches
AUD Sentiments #87 - Anything but a birthday card
Crafty Ribbons #58 - Anything goes with ribbon
Card Crafters Circle #89 - Bright Colours
A Gem of a Challenge #94 - Anything with a B (Bestie image)
Inky Chicks #11 - Use a Bestie
Top Tip Tuesday #108 - Initials (L=Lace / W = White Cardstock)
Tip: When using stamps that are not clingy, simply double over some sticky take to the back of the stamp & stick to your stamping block. It holds it in place nicely.)
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Sun
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Bingo (Ribbon/Sparkle/Charms)
CMC Copic Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe #20 - Favourite colours


Well that is all from me today.  I am hoping to be back here in the next day or so.  I will 'see' you then :)

Take care everyone & have a wonderful weekend.


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Marina said...

Congratulations Lisa, it's well deserved.
Your card is wonderful. I love the bright colours and your colouring is fabulous as usual.


cristel said...

Well congrats its because your card are so beautyful this one is so pretty with lovely colours ,and much details.

The-Butterfly said...

Well it's absolutely no surprise you were asked! I think your type of style will do those fab images total justice! This card is amazing! I absolutely love all your work and I can't wait to see what you do on the DT spot! I'll be popping over to the blog and having a play, I Dont own a Beastie yet but my goodness, I need some in my life! lol
Congrats once again! Totally deserved!

Astrid said...

Congratulations to you Lisa, wow its great.
Your card is beautiful and the colours are wonderful.
Have a nice weekend too.
Hugs Astrid

Anita Meijer said...

Congratulation Lisa, and wow what a beautiful card have you make, so pretty.
Hugs from Anita

Unknown said...

Congratulations Lisa, and so well deserved, fabulous card hun, and can I say super candy too....don't envy you choosing a DT, must be tough xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such a fabulous card gorgeous colouring of the image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Sam K said...

Big congrats Lisa. After seeing your work, it's no surprise, you will be a great edition to their team.

What a stunning card, lovely soft colours and lots of fun absolutely beautiful

The Craft Bucket said...

Absolutely gorgeous, loving the super image and the colours. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

Sarah - Crea S said...

Congrats Lisa!
And thanks for sharing such a beautifull card! Love all the pinks!

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful card Lisa and congratulations on your new DT post!

Gina x

Elaine Stark said...

A pretty colourful card. It's so girly and bright. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Julie said...

Beautiful papers, colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Julie said...

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Jennifer said...

So adorable! Fabulous Colour! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Karen Letchworth said...

Congratulations on your new DT position - you will do a great job for them. Your art is just lovely, and I enjoyed browsing your sweet blog. I'd just really like to invite you to stop by and play along in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We have weekly Anything Goes challenges (just so that they're family friendly/G-rated) and we offer amazing prizes each week. I really hope you will check us out and play along - I'd LOVE to have you share your art with us.
I hope to see you soon!
Word Art Wednesday

Kate T said...

thanks for joining in this week at Crafty Ribbons challenge with such a lovely creation, Kate x