Thursday, 4 February 2010


Just when you think it's safe to utter that "Spring" word, back comes the snow and the cold. What a difference a few days make. We've had snow, not much admittedly, but enough to provide a covering for the last two days and today it's thick fog, real stay inside weather! I hope it's brighter in your little part of Blogland today.

I've eventually finished my card for Brenda's challenge over on Floral Fantasies where she has a wonderful prize from Sir Stampalot. If you haven't already had a peek , it's well worth checking out.

The theme is Moving so I have done a Welcome to Your New Home card for my eldest Nephew who is moving into his first home next week!

It's very difficult to get a decent picture so I hope you'll bear with me.

I found a photo of a door on the internet and then photoshopped it to look like a painting and cut it so that the door actually opened. The greeting was done on the computer and a Crafty Individuals keyhole stamped on top. It was then matted behind the open door. I added glossy accents to the door and some mini gems for the handles.

The Crafty Individuals key was stamped onto grungeboard and cut out, easier said than done, and silver embossed. I rubbed black archival ink over the top just to dull the shine a bit. This was then hung on the wall from a brad.

It was all mounted onto a card that had been rubbed all over with a brown colourbox ink and the Heidi Grace swirl added as a finishing touch in the same blue as the little flower that was originally in the photo.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your week is going well so far. I can't believe it's Thursday already!!


brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Well, we don't have the snow, but it's dull misty and cold here. As you say, it did look a bit like Spring earlier in the week, but quick change again.

Your card is very cleverly designed, a lot of work by the looks of it but a really great take on the theme.

Thank you so much for joining our Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

B x

Rose Petal said...

Hi Lisa. What a super card. You have put a lot of time into this creation. Absolutely brilliant.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Clare said...

Hi Lisa,
This is a great take on the theme. I love how you have created this card, you've put a lot of work into it and it shows. I really love the key.
Thank you for joining in with the Sir Stampalot challenge and best of luck in the draw.
Clare x

chris said...

Wow this is very clever, I love it
good luck with sir stamps draw love chris xx

Lynne K said...

Fantastic card, Lisa. Love how you've done the door, and the key. Still thinking about my entry... x

Eiglas said...

Oh wow Lisa! That's a splendid card!
It has an almost historic feel to it..!

Thank you also for your lovely comms on my Valentine card for this week's C.R.A.F.T DT. My little assistant worked well and she did it for buttons too....Milky Bar ones!

Hope Jacare said...

Great card - very clever and that key is wonderful! x

pinky said...

Wow Lisa, you have made such a beautiful and original card. Love the big opening doors and that fantastic key, perfect for our MOVING theme. Thanks so much for taking part in our fun challenge and good luck in the draws.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fantastic!
I hope your weather improves soon for you brrrr!
kim x

Beryl said...

This is great. Such a clever idea. I'm sure he'll love it.
Beryl xx

Jill said...

Oooh Lisa what a great card again. Really love it!

We have heavy rain at the moment, as if we needed that!

Linda said...

It was a very glum day down in the South West today.

A great design for the new home card - well done on cutting out the key in grungeboard!

Lynda said...

You've put so much work into this card Lisa - it's absolutely brilliant!

Love Lynda xxx

Tracy said...

fab creation, thanks for joining the hop and the challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lisa this is great what a fabulous card to celebrate a move thank you for taking part in our special challenge good luck in the draws.
Lorraine x

Marcea said...

wow, what agreat idea for a card!!!! You are so clever
Love it

Paula said...

Stunning piece of art.
Cold here & constant freezing fog. The snow came back for a day but Im glad to say it has well gone!!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow! Wonderful make, just love the door. Lovely. Kim

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Wow - this is brilliant.

I love your project. Your opening doors to reveal the sentiment is just great.

So much detail - even down to the little door knobs!!

I am sure your Nephew will love it and good luck to him in his first home!!

Thank you for joining in this special Stampalot challenge.

Love Jules xx

Sally H said...

What a wonderful inventive card! I love the opening doors and the key is fabulous! Thanks for joining in with the challenge. Good luck in the draws!

Anne said...

Oh boy what a brilliant card, so much care and love has gone into this, he will treasure it I'm sure

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is fabulous!

Debbie Dolphin said...

brill lisa a really fab ideaxx
debbie xxx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I love interactive tactile feely work, this is gorgeous.

Well we were doing ok weatherwise until this morning. Its now snowing thick and fast here on the south coast. Boooooooo, tired of it, aren't you.

Sarah Lou said...

Oh I wish it would get cold here! sick of horrid muggy weather!

I love teh card the door is divine!

Lesley said...

Great card Lisa, love the key! xx

Francesca said...

Great card , love the colours

thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


Sir Stampalot said...

Hiya Lisa, what a wonderful project. I bet your nephew loved it, i certainly do. Wonderful use of the grungy stuff - you've put lots of effort into this card and it shows, well done, it's fab. Thanks for taking part in the Sir Stampalot Challenge, we wish you the best of luck.
happy crafting.
- janicex