Saturday, 2 May 2009


Freya was stood in the kitchen while I was making tea tonight singing Christmas songs and I said to her "Don't sing Christmas songs when it's not Christmas, it's bad luck" to which she replied with all the conviction of a 7 year old "I don't have bad luck Mummy" which I thought was a wonderful outlook on life and one I wish we could keep as we grow up. I have to remind myself sometimes when life gets tough how lucky we are having a lovely family and home and nothing really to complain about.

Imagine my surprise, therefore, when I logged onto Blogland tonight to find I had actually won some Blog candy from the lovely Sally. What amazing Good Luck. I couldn't believe it. At first I thought, it can't mean me I never win anything, but after checking, there were no other Lisas anywhere so I decided it must mean me and I haven't stopped smiling since. It's totally amazing and I am so chuffed-Thank you so much Sally.

Well after all that excitement I had better show you some crafting, I haven't posted any for ages getting caught up with other things.

I treated myself to a new set of beautiful stamps from Stamptivity the other week (so much for the promise not to buy anything else this year and use what I already have!!) Unfortunately, they were just unresistable, especially when you have a daughter who totally loves fairies.

I made a background paper by painting Cosmic Shimmer paints thinly in long stripes and then stamped with black pigment ink to get some depth. I cut each stamped image out and matted it on glitter card and then black paper and stamped the wording on the left over painted background paper. It was stuck on with foam squares to give a different height.

The main card was stamped with Artylicious wildflower stamps in blues and mauves and then overstamped with black to make a lovely soft background.

I made all three cards in the same way using 3 different stamps but just varied the background card and glitter card slightly. I have to say I like all the stamps but the dandelion lady is my favourite. I think you'll be seeing much more of her!!

Have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend.


Sally H said...

These are gorgeous! Again, something we both own! I bought these stamps about a year ago and haven't done much with them yet. I must use what I have a bit more and stop buying new stuff!!!You totally deserve the blog candy by the way x

CraftyC said...

Lovely cards, congrats on winning some candy!

lisa said...

Thanks Sally. Can't wait to see what you send!!


Jo said...

I love what you've done with those silhouette stamps and they go so well with the wild flowers. I have tried to mothball my wishlist too but I think thanks to your lovely cards I just added a new set of stamps!

Scrapbook Junkie said...

WOW! What gorgeous cards. I love the technique you have used. I have bought a brayer but not used it yet! You've inspired me to get on with it. TFS!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

What a wonderful job you did on these cards Lisa!
Great image as well!
I love them!



Enfys said...

Wow I love this image, and the design is fabulous too. Congrats on the blog candy (I won some yesterday too :)
Freya is so sweet, what a beautifully innocent remark.
En x

Phree said...

Gorgeous cards, love the soft misty backgrounds you created and the main images are just lovely. I really like the way you cut round the shape of the stamp and followed that shape in the mats and layers. I took a peek at the stamptivity site too.....oh dear more temptation!

Debbie Dolphin said...

these stamps are they look lovely stamped onto starburst stains too
debbie xx