Sunday, 21 November 2010

Joy, Hope and Peace

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend despite the weather. We've lost the fog thank goodness but it is still very grey and cold. The forecasters have promised some bright colder weather next week so here's hoping!

I've not managed to join in the fun of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday for the last couple of weeks but I did take the photo ready to post last Wednesday, just never got time to do it so I thought I share it with you anyway. If nothing else it gives you a glimpse of the mess I make decorating cakes. This one is the start of a Christening cake.

After a spot of Christmas shopping yesterday morning I managed to get my card made for the Tuesday Taggers challenge this week which is to include the words, Joy, Hope or Love. The lovely Janet is offering a special Christmas prize so it's well worth checking out.

I decided to use Joy and Hope but chose peace instead of Love for my card, hope that's ok, Janet. I designed a layout with them on the computer making the "O" of Joy big enough to stamp in and printed it out. All the stamps I used were from a Papermania Forever Friends Christmas set which was an amazing price and the stamps are really beautiful.

The little robin was stamped with SU inks and waterbrush coloured with the same ink. The holly was stamped with Peeled paint Distress ink in the corner of both the image and main card and I also stamped it on the matting card so it was all very quick to put together. A little bit of stickles was added to the "O" and a few red berries to the holly.

Before I sign off I have to thank my new blogging friend Elizabeth for a lovely award she gave me the other day. If she'll forgive me I'll share it with you in my next post, my DD is shouting for some gold paint to finish a doorhanger she is making and she is not the most patient person so I need to go and help her now, she's waited while I've typed this much!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Sunday....... Now where's that paint!!!!!!!!


Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Wow .. .. what a hive of industry your lovely little room is.

You cake looks yummy!!

Great card too. I love how the bird is peeping through the sentiment. Lovely idea and a brilliant finished result.

Hope you found the paint for your daughter and have had a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sally H said...

Great card, Lisa, and your cake looks great!

Sarah xx said...

Hi Lisa, what a cute little bird - I love the way you have coloured him! There is no peace in my house - just love and joy as my 3 hooligans run amok amongst my papers whilst I try to scrap!! xx

Beryl said...

It's gorgeous. A brilliant idea to do the wording on the pc with a space to stamp. A really elegant card.
Beryl xx

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, Lisa, very unusual. Good use of the computer - very creative. The little robin in the O is a lovely touch.

The fog's gone from here too, but I think I'd rather have that than the cold and snow which is forecast for this coming week! xx

Michelle said...

A fabulous card Lisa and I'm quite taken with the cake too! Did you see the cricut cake on create and craft this week? £390 to make decorations which arn't a patch on yours.
Thanks for joining in TT this week too.
Much Love

Clarky J said...

A really gorgeous card Lisa and as it only had to have one of the words I think you more than meet my challenge x Thanks for playing along with TT this week x Janet

brenda said...

What a versatile girl you are Lisa, cakes one dat, cards the next.

I am sure if I still did cakes, I would never be able to engineer my mind to switch to cards as efficiently as you do.

Drab and grey here still as well. I would rather have the frosts and crisp days.

B x

Claire Phillips said...

Oooo Christmas cake is looking interesting already! Love your card and especially what you have done with Joy - very creative! Cheers Claire x