25 Apr 2012
Good morning

Oh it's another wet and nasty day here in Norfolk :-(  We are going away to Oxford for a few days for the May bank holiday so fingers crossed the weather starts to improve soon. 

It's my final GDT card for The Stamp Basket.  The last 4 weeks have flown by and I can hardly believe it's my last time to post on The Stamp Basket blog.  I would like to say a big thank you to Janet for giving me the opportunity to design for her  ... I have loved every minute of it :-)

My card today features an adorable Bildmalarna image and gorgeous Prima 'Sun Kiss' papers.


* Items available from The Stamp Basket *

Craftwork Cards On the Edge 'Scallop' Card Blank

* Other items used *

Joy Crafts Floral Flourish 
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Forever Friends die cut sentiment


Bildmalarna ~ Bingo (3 down ... Flowers, Wings, Swirl)
Just Tracy's ~ Yellow, Green & White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Spring is in the Air

Thanks for stopping by today ... 

Lisa x

22 Apr 2012

Party Ladies!

Good afternoon

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  Today's card is one I made for my friend Jo whose birthday was on Friday.  Very different to my usual cute cards but this is definitely Jo's style.  The image is from the Creative Expressions 'Party Ladies' stamp set.


Image ~ Creative Expressions 'Party Ladies'
Papers ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Vintage Rose' available at The Stamp Basket
Sentiment ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Birthday Circles' available at The Stamp Basket 
Everything else is from my stash

I am entering this card at Sweet Sketch Wednesday ... Thanks for a fab sketch Arlana :-)

I had a lovely day yesterday ... popped round to Jo's with her card and present and then we went to Dunelm Mill where I found the perfect duvet set and curtains for our bedroom. I have been looking the last couple of weeks but nothing really caught my eye until I saw these. Just waiting for the bedroom furniture now ... looking forward to seeing it all finished :-)

Before I go I thought I would tell you about the Weekend Specials over at The Stamp Basket

10% + off all My Mind's Eye pads
10% off selected Prima pads

That's all from me ... now going to prepare the roast dinner and i'm hoping to catch up with your lovely blogs later.

18 Apr 2012

The Stamp Basket GDT card ~ Michel

Good morning

It's my day to post on the The Stamp Basket blog and today's card features an adorable little boy who goes by the name of Michel ... awww he's so cute :-)


Items available from The Stamp Basket


Deep Ocean ~ Inspired by a Song ... 'My Boy Lollipop'
Here Come The Boys ~ Tiddly Peeps
Penny Black and More ~ Oh So Cute

Sorry but because we have been busy decorating I haven't been able to keep up with commenting the last few days ... normal service will be resumed ASAP.

Lisa xx
14 Apr 2012

A Gem of a Challenge #44 ... Lisa N's Sketch

Good morning

It's challenge time once again at AGOAC and this time it's the lovely Lisa N's turn to host with a fabulous sketch.  The prize for one lucky winner is 4 digi images from Pink Gem Designs.

* Card Recipe *

Pappers ~ First Edition 'Dreamcatcher'
Leaves and Seam Binding ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace, Flowers, Pearls ~ Stash
Large pearl brad ~ NEC purchase

* Challenges *

Papertake ~ April Showers
Simon Says Stamp ~ April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Papercraft Star ~ Umbrellas
Crafting for All Seasons ~ April Showers
Crafty Sentiments ~ Spring/Pastel 

We have been busy decorating the last few days but I am pleased to say our bedroom is nearly finished ... just the door frames to paint today and then we can start putting the room back together!  We have ordered a new bed and have been sleeping on a mattress on the floor this week ... it just doesn't feel right and I haven't had a decent night's sleep all week so looking forward to the new bed being delivered on Tuesday. 

That's all from me ... Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)

11 Apr 2012

The Stamp Basket GDT card ~ Sophia Wishes

Good morning

Hope you are all well and had a lovely Easter weekend.  It's my turn to post a card on The Stamp Basket blog and I have used the adorable Sophia Wishes.  On checking The Stamp Basket blog on Monday I noticed that Marianne had also used this image on her card ... great minds think alike eh! You can see Marianne's beautiful vintage style card here and even though we have used the same image our cards are so different.


Items available from The Stamp Basket

Other items used

Kars butterfly punch and EK Success scalloped border punch

We have made a start on decorating our bedroom so going to be busy with that over the next few days.  I will post some pictures when it's finished!

7 Apr 2012


Good morning

I have been busy the last few nights making cards for a new crafting range 'A-May-Zing' that Nigel May is launching on Create & Craft on 19th April.  The first CD in the collection is 'All Kinds of Everything' and has something for occasions throughout the year (birthdays, weddings, romance, babies etc) and is jam packed with gorgeous toppers, papers, decoupage, sentiments and much much more!

For my first card I just had to use this gorgeous teapot image :-)

The topper, papers and sentiment have all been printed from the CD.  I have just added some ribbon, flowers, pearls and a matching charm which was made by punching out one of the tiny toppers from the image sheet using my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tool and Epoxy Shapes (Square 25) which was then stuck to a Metal Charm Setting

* Challenges *

The Poodles Parlour ~ Going Dotty
Totally Papercrafts ~ Bingo (3 across ... Blue, Ribbon, Pearls)
Papercrafting Journey ~ Photo Inspiration
The Pixie Cottage ~ Sweet Treats
The Craft Garden ~ Pastel Colours

Hope you are all having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend so far. We had a relaxing day yesterday ... just popped out late afternoon to buy some paint because are planning to do some decorating next week and then we stopped off at KFC on the way home.  Not sure what we are doing today!
4 Apr 2012

The Stamp Basket GDT card

Good morning

Today is my first time to post as GDT for The Stamp Basket.  Janet sent me a parcel which was bursting at the seams with gorgeous products and I am really looking forward to using them on my cards over the coming weeks.

Before I tell you about my card I would just like to remind you about The Stamp Basket's Easter Sale ... It finishes tomorrow at 9 am so you need to be quick if you want to grab yourself a bargain! 

Moving onto my card, I couldn't decide what to use first and was umming and ahhing but eventually opted to use this beautiful Annabelle's Meadow panel and teamed it up with some equally beautiful Prima 'Meadowlark' papers.


* Items available from The Stamp Basket *

* Other Items used * 

Pink Gem Designs sentiment, Kars butterfly punch and Magnolia doohickey swirl die


Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Swirly Whirly
Crafts 4 Eternity ~ 3 of a kind (pearls and butterflies)
Wags 'n Whiskers ~ Say it with Flowers

I scheduled this post last night because I am going out with Chloe and Jamie today.  Not sure where we are going yet but it will involve shopping as they both have some money to spend from my Mum and Nan and I am going to treat us to lunch out :-)
1 Apr 2012

Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge

Good afternoon

Our challenge this month at Crafter's Companion is Four Legged Friends. 

Crafter's Companion stock some lovely animal collections including Popcorn the Bear and Beatrix Potter but I decided to use this adorable Strawberry Kisses stamp ... how cute is little Snow peeping over the edge of the flowerpot :-) 

* Card Recipe *

Sentiment ~ Wild Rose Studio
Flowers ~ X-Cut punch
Pearls ~ Stash

* Challenges *

MAWTT ~ Cute 'n' Cuddly
MMCS ~ Stamp it!

I have scheduled this post because I am going to the Sincerely Yours craft show in Thetford with my mum.  I don't intend on spending too much after my little spree at the NEC last week but it will be lovely to spend the afternoon with my mum :-)