Monday, August 5, 2013

You Have A Beautiful Heart

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend :)  

We didn't do anything special, just hung out at home.  I did however get some designing done.  I finally completed this design that I am about to show you & another that will be posted either tomorrow or the next day :)

I have been updating my Etsy store this week.  They have changed the look of the items page & I have had to update it so it looks 'cleaner' as things have been thrown out of whack a little.  I still haven't got it all done but will be doing more this week.  I will also be re-taking photo's of some of the designs with my new camera :)

Here is one of my latest designs :) 
Introducing the Big Eyed Bestie Tin Girl from the Besties of Oz range.

Over the last few weeks or so I have been receiving new supplies that I have ordered :)  I guess I have been going a little crazy with spending money but oh, it's been such a long time since I treated myself lol.  

One of those new supplies was the frantage that I have used on this design.  Hmmm, I think I overdone it a bit lol  It was a lot of fun but I have to get myself a heat gun.  The toaster just doesn't cut it lol. I like how it turned out though.

I also had a whole heap of fun colouring her in :)  The Copic colours were really easy to work & blend with.

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E21, 25, 29
Tin Outfit: C1, 3, 5, 7
Dress & Bow: YR00, 02, 07

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

I used a doily that was given to me as a freebie when I got one of my orders off Etsy.  Don't you just love it when that happens :)  It was the perfect size too which made me even more happy :)

I also bought two new white desks which I have added to my craft studio so that I could make a 'C' shape work area.  I found that I wasn't using my sewing machine much due to having to pull it out all the time, but now I find it easier as I have put it on one of the new desks :)  So, you can see, I have machine sewn this design.  I still have to practice a lot more so that I can achieve better straight lines lol.

I couldn't find a sentiment anywhere either here or on the net that would relate to the Tin Girl & the Wizard of Oz theme.  She needed to see the Wizard for a heart, right? lol  Anyway, I got busy on my laptop & created a sentiment myself :)  I used the Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Die to cut it out.  Sentiment problem - fixed! lol

Would you believe I actually had a Wizard of Oz themed DP in my paper stash? lol  I couldn't believe my eyes lol.  I felt sooo blessed to say the least :)  

The heart embellie I have had in my stash for quite some time, which I didn't even buy.  I think my Daughter had it for something & she was going to throw it out one day, but I snagged it.  Someone's trash is someone's treasure, right? lol  Besides you never know when a Tin Girl starts wishing for a heart :)

As you can see I mounted this design onto a canvas....& lookie look look.....

I made my own stand :)  What do you think?  
You can just about see it in this pic though lol.  

It took a lot of thought on how I was going to accomplish it but I got there in the end.  It is very sturdy too :)  My canvas designs can now stand up all on their own lol :)  Very happy with this accomplishment :)

I have accomplished quite a lot this week, not with just my designing but also with slowly getting my craft studio looking a lot better than what it was :)  Just a few more final touches & new additions & I will be extremely happy.

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 - School / Fall
Bearly Mine #97 - Sketch
Penny's Challenge #138 - Add some stitching
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #122 - Anything Goes
Alota Rubber Stamps #112 - Recipe (A sentiment, Love heart, Orange, Thread, A doily)
AUD Sentiments #86 - Flirty Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons #55 - Use one or more circles
Cute Card Thursday #280 - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle #86 - Dotty for spots
Totally Papercrafts #178 - Inspired by a song (We're off to see the Wizard - Wizard of Oz)
2 Sisters #155 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #218 - Photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with pearls
A Gem of a Challenge #91 - Anything Pearlescent
Crafts & Me #139 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Favourite Colour Combo
Hanna & Friends #177 - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Best Dressed (Heart embellishment)
Top Tip Tuesday #106 - Spooled Items -
(My Tip - Use a toaster for frantage or embossing if you don't have a heat gun :)


Oh & just a little bit of info for you....  
I am thinking of doing a candy giveaway each fortnight.  

What do you think?  Would you like that?  
Would you prefer specific items like stamps or actual online shop vouchers?  

Let me know as I will be starting this very soon.  I would love some ideas from you, my wonderful visitors, as to what you would prefer as it will be you that it will be on offer for :)  So, feel free to give me some ideas in the comments :)

Well, I had better be off.  I've got to link up the challenges yet...which as some of you would a challenge all by itself lol.

Have a great day everyone :)  Hope to see you here tomorrow.  
Stay safe & creative.


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Laney said...

Fabulous card hun! loving those bright colours too!!thanks for joining us at BMC this week

Jingle said...

OH, MY! What an adorable image and you TOTALLY rocked it! I love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Sarah said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lisa, so much to look at and I love the colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Photo Inspiration challenge x

Dips said...

Gosh, what a super card, I love all your details. Thank you so much for taking part in my challenge on an Oldie But A Goodie. Don’t forget to pop by on Tuesday to see our new challenge. Keep using up all that old stash!

Sarah said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lisa, so much to look at and I love the colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Photo Inspiration challenge x

Annette said...

I've got some frantage but have not had the courage to use it yet. It made me smile that you'd used a toaster!
Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘spooled items’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWW Lisa this is awesome and so incredibly beautiful, wow, the image, the colours, the embellishments and card design all look amazing, excellent card.
lorraine x

Laurian said...

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

Laurian said...

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

mags said...

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

sparkling stamper said...

Interesting card! Lots of work here. I've never seen Wizard of Oz paper before.
Thanks for playing at AudSentiments Let's Get FLIRTY challenge.

Leeann said...

Wow, great work of art! I am impressed that you had WOZ paper, don't ya love it when things work out that way? Amazing details and I love the sentiment :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge!

Marina said...

Wooow! I'm speechless! Your works are stunning and your colouring is absolutely gorgeous.


P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :O).

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! Love the rich colour! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Debbie said...

A stunning card Lisa. Love the image and such beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. xx

Donna said...

Hi Lisa.
Thanks for your lovely comment.
What an amazing talented lady you are.
Your beautiful designs and creative cards are so inspirational and this one is just divine.
I love the colour combo and gorgeous detail.
Popping over to Facebook now.

Crafty hugs
Donna x

*Vicki* said...

What a lovely design!! The stitching and colors are amazing! Love the frantage too! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Hope to see you again! HUGS

The Little Stamper said...

Sorry to be so late posting my comment on this challenge, but I think you have made a gorgeous creation which is a great take on our sketch challenge. Thanks for joining us a Bearly Mine and hope to see you back there soon.

Sharon x

Anja said...

Such a great card ... I love this Images.
Thank you for joining us at Hanna & Friends!

Hugs Anja

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

A gorgeous piece of art! Thanks for sharing it at My Besties challenge. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

ShersL84bed said...

Would love to have you on the Bestie Aussies blog DT. If you are interested please contact me at

Your work is stunning.

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