Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Morning folks. Here we are at Wednesday again. Apologies for not getting round many desks last week, we had internet problems for a few days, but thankfully my resident handyman has put it right now so I shall try to do better this week. If you want to join in the fun, then pop over to see our Desk Headmistress, the lovely Julia, HERE.

My desk is a hive of activity this week as I'm trying to restock my supplies of cards while things are quiet on the DT front. I have so many ideas of things I want to try that the days are flying by.

I've been inking through a die cut aperture with my ink dusters. I don't find I'm as heavy handed with these and get a nice soft look with the inks. 

This is the end result. My new favourite ink colours, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade. 

I also got into the garden yesterday to take some pictures of the lovely flowers that are still flowering their soaks off despite the rain. 

Love this apricot rose against the Acer in the background.

The baskets are still looking good. Hope the frosts stay away a bit longer to keep them going as long as possible. 

Right that's me this week so I'll see you at a desk near you very soon.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.


Hettie said...

Morning Lisa :-)
Great card there and isn't that rose gorgeous? I couldn't photograph mine unless I had an underwater camera as it is tipping down with rain right now!
Perfect day for crafting me thinks! :-)

Annie said...

Love the effects using the apperture Lisa...end result is really pretty and the sentiment is perfect.
A x # 5

Beryl said...

Ooh love those colours together. I've been re-visiting my ink dusters myself lately but haven't actually completed a project. Lots of colour in my garden still. I have one patch that is a mass of Ann Folkard geranium (never known it do do so well), verbena bonariensis and some bedding dahlias, white and purple (a happy accident as I didn't know what colour they were going to be).
The down side is the sycamore tree behind the back fence. I cleared all the leaves from the lawn yesterday and it's half covered again already. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.
Beryl xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow I love that idea, may have to try that!! Looks fab, and such pretty flower pics too. Take care Zo xx 86

Jill said...

Ooh you've got some lovely flowers out in flower! I haven't got that much in flower, everything is looking quite autumnal.. I have a lovely Nandina turning quite red - I'll have to take a photo when it stops raining!! Jill x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those dandelion clocks are really pretty, the background colours are gorgeous! Glad you are back online, blooming Internet problems, eh!?
Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your card - the colours are perfect! Brilliant photos BTW - lets hope we don't get frosts for a while. Chris111

BJ said...

Super aperture ink dusting, looks great and oh so delicate. BJ#1

Regina Hamilton said...

Such a beautiful card. I need to try that sponging technique, it's stunning. Your garden is lovely. Happy crafting #49

Lindart said...

Your card is beautiful!
Lindart ♥

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,
What exactly is aperture ink dusting? Whatever it is, I love the card and I agree, that color combination is awesome.

We got our first dusting of snow today; luckily I had moved my geranium inside just in time. Your roses and garden are so pretty.

Thank you for visiting me already. I'm getting to sneak around to a few desks today after all.

Peace, Kay (43)

Anne said...

Love the rose- gorgeous colour. Like the idea you have used on your card - will file it away to try. The card is lovely. Thanks for visiting. Anne x #81

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hello Lisa, how nice of you to stop by Magpieheaven earlier! I love your pretty card; I love those distress inks too! Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade are the two I use the most, I find. Your garden is looking gorgeous, especially those apricot roses. There's nothing like raindrops on roses, as Maria once sang!!! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #45

RosA said...

Those two colours go together so well! And your garden looks gorgeous too.
Thanks for drooping by,
RosA # 53

RosA said...

"dropping" by sorry :) :)

Hope you aren't "drooping", although I will be, if I go outside as it's 33deg (about 91 F).

Janene McAnally said...

Hi Lisa...beautiful name and it is my daughter's name too!! Thank you for dropping by my blog yesterday. I really hope that Santa will bring you a Gelli Plate for Xmas!! You will have so much fun with it :-). Hmmm I LOVE your card and I just love the Peacock Feathers ink def one of my favs hehe. Your flowers are looking wonderful, my roses are going crazy over here in Australia!!
Happy WOYWW.
Janene #46

Chrissie said...

Thanks for visiting Lisa, I love your card, I love the effect of ink duster brushes too, I have a heap of them!
#84 Chrissie

Lisa-Jane said...

I really love that idea! I hadn't thought about inking through a template and I love the effect you get with the brush too. Well done for keeping so much colour in your garden too. x

ike said...

Such a pretty garden and I love your Dandelion card - how super :-)


IKE in Greece xxx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Lisa
I love your finished piece using your ink dusters, you reminded me that I don't get mine out enough. We end up buying so much that stuff gets pushed aside and forgotten about.
Love all those flowers still in your garden stunning
Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

famfa said...

Lovely garden pictures and live the dandelion stamp
Famfa 50

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Very pretty, I love those colours together they work so well.

I have been very busy with online Silhouette Cameo classes & have also signed up for Creative Chemistry 1 & 2 but I did have to take a break from it all for a Card commission.

Alison Wade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Sweet card - love the colours. Gorgeous flowers in your garden. Ali x #96

MaggieC said...

Your rose is so beautiful. Sadly, I have no flowers this year but I am looking forward to planting up the raised beds I am having built very soon. Thank you for your visit this week. You are right about Ralph McTell. He is brilliant live and just so natural and relaxed. xx Maggie #4