Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Afternoon lovely Bloggers. Not sure I like this dismal weather after the lovely sunshine. I can feel my mood taking a downturn too. Isn't it funny how the weather affects how you feel. Hopefully the sun will return tomorrow.

Well here we are at WOYWW yet again. These Wednesdays just come round faster and faster.

My desk is full of bookmarks, again!!!!! The Mothers Day stall is tomorrow and Friday morning and I suddenly felt I needed to make some more. You watch, I won't sell a single one now I've got a box full. I decided to laminate them to make them more hard wearing and these in progress have poppies on them. I've stamped and coloured one half of a long strip and then folded and stuck the halves together to cover up the bleed through of the promarkers.

If you want to check out what all the other WOYWW'ers have been up too, pop over to Julia's blog, Stamping Ground. You'll be sure to find some inspirational work happening.

DD has been invited the party of her best friend on Saturday and wanted to make a special card for her. I've been desperate to play with my new big Go Kreate dies and as an Easel card was wanted this seemed the perfect opportunity. I cut all the pieces while DD went through my stamps and chose my one and only Magnolia stamp. She stamped, coloured and cut her out and also stamped and coloured the Happy Birthday and then put all the pieces together so it was a joint effort.

I think I need to take colouring lessons from her!!

I have also been very busy with pressies for both my Mums but I can't share those with you until after Mother's Day.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.


Lisa Jane said...

ooh those poppy bookmarks look fab.. i just love poppies.
Great card ... love the image and the shape . Pretty papers too.. and i cant wait to see your Mothers day projects
Lisa xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, you'll need to pop up here - I'm basking in the late afternoon sunshine and sadly I've had to draw the blind down as the sun is too bright :) Love those poppies - hope you get all your bookmarks sold. The card for your daughter's friend is lovely - love the shape and the background and, as you say, your daughter did a masterful job of colouring Tilda. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #96

JoZart said...

Hi Lisa
how well that card is made .. it's lovely! I always want to add features to those stamps and I saw someone doing just that and they look so much nicer.
Will write privately soon but thanks for all your kind thoughts,
jo x

Jill said...

Good luck for tomorrow Lisa, hope you sell loads! Jill x


Wow - more bookmarks and a very busy time ahead by the sound of it Lisa. Freya has done a great job with the colouring on the Tilda image, and I love the die-cut shape of the easel card - it's a much better size than the Nesties. The weather has taken a turn for the worse today hasn't it, but hopefully we will have sunshine very soon. Have a great time at the school fair.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Tammy said...

Looks like you have a fun day of creating ahead. That's a lovely card - love the stamp and the colors.

mamaluke said...

Lovely colours on the Magnolia card!

Artyjen said...

Your poppies are gorgeous and I like the card in the background ;)
xoxo Sioux

Sally H said...

Gorgeous bookmark! is that a sheena poppy? Freya's colouring is superb!

Sam said...

I love those Poppy bookmarks - but then I love Poppies.
You and your daughter did a fab job on that card. Well done to you both!

HarmonySweetpea said...

Lovely birthday card. I'm sure your bookmarks will sell very fast, although isn't mother's day in May. Very early! Its quite gloomy here at the moment too. xo

JoZart said...

Just a quickie... .your polystyrene eggs can be effectively decorated with stamped or pre printed tissue...collaged decoupatch style!
They will marble too same method as my plastic ones.
Jo x

Lin said...

Loving the look of your bookmarks and your Maggie card is gorgeous. Just perfect for your Daughter's friend. Lovely BPs and beautiful colouring too.

Lin xx

okienurse said...

Your book marks are beautiful and the card is just awesome. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #83

Sandra said...

Hi Lisa. Hope all your lovely bookmarks sell well. Love the beautiful card you made with your daughter... you are both so talented. Love those larger dies.
Sandra x

Ciara said...

Hope you're bookmarks have sold well, they look lovely. Nice to see your daughter is following in your crafty footsteps!

We're back in Yorkshire now - my goodness, where did this gale force wind come from??? The house feels like it's going to blow away!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done Lisa lovely fun was had by all it seems with even better results,
Love Shaz in oz.x

mustavcoffee said...

OOh! Love the poppies, and the Tilda card is very sweet:0) xxx

sandra de said...

Your bookmarks are gorgeous and the card so sweet. Have a lovely weekend.