Friday, August 09, 2013

Pinterest - Don't you just love it .........

Wow, I was a complete technofobe and now check me out on facebook, updating the blog regularly and now on Pinterest.  I just love it ..............

Anyway I am loving all the inspiration I am finding on Pinterest and my friends blogs and decided that I would make some lovely samples using the fantastic Stampin Up! supplies that I own.  So every week I am going to make at least one sample, CASE'ing a project I have seen.  I will let you know where I found it.  We just love to share at Stampin Up!

Anyway my first project was inspired by my great friend Traci.  Who was in turn inspired by Michelle Last.

I just loved this idea and knew that my kitchen could benefit from a shopping list board.  So I went out and found a gorgeous deep frame (with a glass front) and set to work.

I stamped whisper white cardstock with the gorgeous SWALLOWTAIL butterfly stamp .... here's the details

I stamped it in Stampin Up Classic Stamp Ink in blushing bride and pistachio pudding.
I then used the stunning Morning Post alphabet set to create the heading

Next I stamped some whisper white with the En Francais Stamp in co-ordinating colours.
I then used the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Sizzlets Butterfly dies to cut the butterflies around the edge.  The two largest scallop circle punches were used to create the gorgeous flower in the left hand corner.  I also created a pen holder and put it behind the flowers and butterflies.  I then finished the project off with a white board marker.

I had great fun doing this project and love to use it in my kitchen. 

If I have inspired you and you wish to place an order contact me on 07823 883769 or email me at

Happy crafting

Lisa x 

Traci made this gorgeous White Board (here)

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Cherry cobbler medallions

Hi guys.  How are you all..  Well it's really hectic here.  The wedding I made the hearts for (see previous post) is on Saturday and its all hands on deck clearing and tidying.  Not much crafty time.  But a girl needed a wedding present ...... So this is what I came up with.

Using Cherry cobbler ink, very vanilla and raspberry ripple card stock, I altered a vanilla candle and made a matching card and tag.  I have heat embossed both the cardstock and the candle.  

The Card

The top of the candle

The front of the candle and the tag, the back is stamped with the sentiment Happy Day


Cherry cobbler classic ink pad
Raspberry ripple card stock
Very vanilla card stock
1 3/4   Scallop punch
 2 3/8  Scallop punch
Happy Day stamp set for sentiment and doily medallion
Stampin Up rhinestone jewels
Clear embossing powder and heat gun
Tombow glue

I love it and can't wait to do some Christmas themed ones.

If you fancy being able to create this yourself, contact me (07823 883769) and order these fantastic products to create you own little bit of household shabby chic.  

Happy crafting

Lisa x

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Chocolate Chip and Summer Starfruit - what a great combination

Hi guys, hoping you are having a fantastic day.  The weather here is rubbish outside, but it's perfect inside to get crafting.  Here's todays little bit of inspiration for you.

As a thank you to anyone who orders from the Stampin Up catalogue through me I always enclose a hand made card with their order.  

Don't they look cute!  My customers loved them and all wanted to be able to recreate them.

Here's a close up of the front

I matted and layered my cardstock, stamped my flowers and added the punched out flower with dimensionals.


Very Vanilla Cardstock
Summer Starfruit Cardstock (In Colour 2012/14)
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin Pad
Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin Pad
Flower Shop
Pansy Punch
Snail Adhesive

I really enjoyed making these for my customers and I know they enjoyed receiving them.  If you would like to be able to recreate these, why not give me a call and place an order for the items used.


Lisa x