Wednesday, 31 August 2011

I'm back!

Hi guys!  Well, I've spent the last week up in Scotland visiting DH's family - we wanted to visit the Landmark Centre up in Aviemore, so 12 of us (myself, DH, boys, MIL and cousins) spent a night camping at Glenmore Campsite, near Aviemore on Saturday night, with the hopes of going to Landmark Centre on the Sunday...we discovered that camping and the Highlands don't mix!!  It rained enough for a year and we ended up sleeping in a bog by morning!!  So, cold and disappointed we drove back down to Arbroath where we were staying...we will get there one day, but next time, we'll book a hotel - preferrably with heated pool and jacuzzi!!

Whilst up in bonnie Scotland, a family member took us (well, me and herself really!) to a little craft shop at Letham called Letham Crafts...I have never seen a shop stock so many varied crafts, it was like a treasure trove!  As you can imagine, I was like a kiddie in a sweet shop and managed to come out of there £50 lighter!!  (If you're ever in the area, or live nearby, it's definitely worth a visit, there's even a little cafe to have a cuppa and a slice of cake!)  So, I decided to make a card with some of the goodies that I came away with...

...I just had to have this little sweetie when I saw her...
...the stamp is a DoCrafts stamp by John Byars and is called Rainy Day - I couldn't resist the whimisical style and it was a steal too!  I coloured her using my Promarkers and added some Glamourdust for the raindrops and puddles.  The die was also a new one from Letham, it's a Marianne Creatables die which is just stunning...

I created a landscape C5 card, with a shortfall front and added a box which holds a pack of tissues for the recipient.  The papers were from my First Edition Up,up and Away paper pad...I still love this pad and find it so versatile!  The sentiment, I made in PS and printed onto Safmat, then I decorated the inside to coordinate with the Marianne die and more papers... was so nice just to have a play again!  I've now finished the design work for my next disc 12 Card of Christmas and will be posting a sneak peek very soon - it will be on sale from early September, though I'll post an exact date at the end of the week.  Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting!  Lisa
I'm enetring this card into the following challenges :
Anything but Square
Flexible (Anything Goes)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Christmas Extravaganza

Hi guys!  Sorry for the lack of cards at the moment, only I've been spending all my time trying to complete my next disc - 12 cards of Christmas.  We're off to Crafts4U2Do this weekend and I'll be previewing my new Christmas disc and taking pre-orders - if you get the chance, come along and say hi!  We'll be there on Saturday for most of the day, you'll be able to see samples and view the new designs on the PC, plus get to browse around and maybe buy a goody or two! 

You'll find the shop on Denton's Green Lane in St Helens, Merseyside and the postcode is WA10 6SH.  Hope to see you there!  Lisa