Life is like a garden ……………….

I decided today that I needed to experiment with the TH distress inks and grunge paper that I recently bought.  I also wanted to use some of the fab papers from TH that I have in my stash………..  as well as the fab new collection of stamps from PaperArtsy.

This is the result ……. what do you think ??????????

Inside my card

The front of my card

A close up of the front

I did not use any backing papers behind the central panel, instead I distressed the paper with Distress Inks and then stamped a complimenting image all over in distress and momento inks.

The central panel was distressed around the edges and stamped with Momento ink.

The back and inside of the card was also distressed and another central panel added with a verse.

I made my flower from TH Grunge paper, using the Sizzex tattered florals dies, and then coloured with distress inks..  ……  (NOT A SINGLE PROMARKER IN SIGHT !!!!)  lol

I added a small stick pin for some bling.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Just Inspirational Challenges No 1

Create me pink – No 3 – Flower 
Craft Your Passion – No 83 anything goes + Brown
kaboodle doodles blog challenge – No 92 colours of fall
my partner in crafting crime – challenge 35 – use a freebie or something recycled from your home –
           (I used the pin and some of my beads to make the stick pin decoration)
Cupcake Inspirations – No 135 

I hope you enjoyed looking at this card as much as I enjoyed making it.


Fab giveaway – four chances

Just a little quickie post today to let you all know that the FABULOUS


There is a gorgeous sneak peak of this fantastic giveaway on their blog. And what is more there are four chances in this giveaway.
There main site is gorgeous and has lots of lovely papers and ideas. 
So what are you waiting for go on over and have a look………………  but don’t forget to come back and see me again.

docrafts abc christmas challenge p – t


What a week I’ve had, a couple of wins, and two fantastic craft days, one at my home last Friday, and then one in Yeovil with some of the docraft gals.  Really brilliant.  Had a great day.

Anyway, here are my cards for the christmas challenge – letters p throught to t.

P = presents and penny black

q = queing for the shops

s = snowflakes

r = reindeer

and lastly t = trees

I hope you like these.    I am not entering these into any challenges.

Feeling lucky

Just a quickie to say thanks to Carol and the team at By the Cute and Girly Challenge for picking me as one of their lucky winners on their blog hop last month.  I had a great time.

Also to say that my beautiful Gorjuss card won over at the Scrap Affair blog last month.  Thanks guys.  (This is the first win – random or otherwise) that I have had with one of my cards.

Am busy colouring lots of fab images at the moment so will be back to post a few more cards later.

Hugs  Lisa


100 follower candy

Hi everyone, – Now closed

This is just a quickie post to say thank you to all my lovely followers, I want you to know that I really appreciate your lovely comments and support.

As a thank you I have decided to post some lovely candy on my blog.  Once my followers reach 100 I will get the hubby to draw a name out of the hat and that lucky person will win my fab candy.

My candy has the following:
3 Sheets flower stickers
1 sheet flock letters
1 pack nativity toppers
6 fairy toppers,
7 sheets Anitas peel offs
1 set flower fairy stamps
1 set father christmas stamps
1 pack window cards
1 pack card candi
1 pack tags
1 lotv stamp
All I ask is that you become or are a follower
That you post a pic of my candy in your sidebar
That you comment on this and at least one other post 
(Please note I will post anywhere in the world)
This candy will stay open until I reach 100 followers.


Cutie Pie Challenge GDT Card

Hi everyone

Yesterday a new challenge was launched on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. This time the challenge is to use a charm.

For my card I choose a Teddy Bear charm and of course the lovely teddy bea.  This time she’s in the bath, probably relaxing before the big christmas rush.  The papers are from First Edition Desert Blooms.  Spellbinder nestabilities were used to cut the borders and some ribbon and flowers from my stash finished it off.  The image was coloured with promarkers and then chalked with Dovecraft chalks.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion, – Bingo -Ribbon Free & Pearls  or  Flowers, Bling, & Free,
Die Cut Dreams – So charming
Lexi’s Creations – Charming
Paper Playtime – anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations – No 134
Dream Valley Challenges: – Anything Goes 19
Gingerloft Challenge – Bingo – Ribbon, Glitter, Flowers


abc continues over on docrafts

Hi everyone

Well it’s been a hectic week here in Somerset, kids on half term so lots of fun things to be done, amongst them was a trip to the cinema (Saw Tintin in 3D)  It’s so great to have kids to be able to have an excuse to go and see these fab films.

Anyway this week has also had another 7 days of abc challenge cards

We ended the last post with f so this one must start with g, so here they are

g = gifts and gatefold

h = hot chocolate

i = ice skates
j = joy
k = kiss

l = let is snow

m = mince pies

n = nativity

o = ornaments
So those are my cards for this week.  I have had great fun making them.  Also keep an eye out on my blog for the other project which I have been making over the last few weeks.  
Quick reminder the current Cutie Pie challenge ends on Sunday night.  Get you entries in if you haven’t already and get ready for the new one on Monday.  Its great.  Hope to see you there.


abc christmas challenge on Docrafts forum


I have been really busy this week with the ABC Christmas Challenge, organised and hosted by my friend Ginny (AsIDoRodos) over on the Docrafts forum.  This fab challenge is a card every day, one for each letter, eg day 1 = a etc etc.

Well we are up to F and I thought I would post pics of my cards to show you.

I have also been on a distressing afternoon course at my local Garden Centre – Monkton Elm, it was fab and Gail our marvelous demonstrator was brilliant.  So thanks Gail I learnt a lot and as you can see I have put some of the techniques you taught to good use in my cards.  So here they are:

A= Arctic love
 b = bling

 c = cakes

d = decorating the tree
 d = doormouse
e = evergreen
e = eve, christmas eve wishes 
 f = father christmas
I have not entered these cards into any challenges, but I hope you like them.


Hi everyone

Just a quick reminder that there is a new Cutie Pie challenge over on The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.  It’s a Bingo Board challenge and is really great.

Here’s the link.  Hop on over and have a play.

Look out for my card next week in this challenge.


The fabulous Pixie Dust Paperie is having a wonderful giveaway this month to celebrate their birthday.  Happy Birthday to them.  They sell wonderful kits, papers, ribbons etc.  Check out their blog to see some of the wonderful creations.

This is the kit you could win.  Just go to 
They also having fab offers all month.

Have fun


A- Z of me ……….

Whilst having a bit of a blog hop tonight I found that Carlyanne had this fab A – z quiz on her blog …. 
so I thought I’d give it a go.  Feel free to copy it and have a go yourself.  Oh Carlyanne says let her know and she’ll pop on over and have a look.

A. Age: 42 
B. Bed size: 
King Size, we did have a queen but it won’t fit in our new house.
C. Chore that you hate:
Ironing! I hate it and always end up burning myself.
D. Dogs:
Three, Rottie, English Bull and Staff.  All gorgeous and my babies. 
E. Essential start to your day:
Turn off alarm on iphone and then check mail. 
F. Favorite color:
Duh:  every girls fav Pink
G. Gold or Silver: 
Silver at the moment – loving the troll look, but have gold as well.  No platinum tho
.I. Instruments you play:
None and my singings even worse
J. Job title:
Don’t have one – am a lowly housewife.  
K. Kids:
L. Live:
Somerset, UK
M. Mother’s name:
N. Nicknames: 
Bird, Crunchie 
O. Overnight hospital stays:
Yes been in hosp quite a few times 🙁
P. Pet peeves: 
Those people who never say thank you when you hold open a door, move to one side on a path etc etc. 
Q. Quote from a movie:
“Its for the greater good” – Hot Fuzz I love this film – has me in stitches. 
 R. Right or left handed:
S. Siblings:
2 brothers
U. Underwear:
Yes! lol.(to keep the belly the kids left behind in place lol)
V. Vegetable you hate:
W. What makes you run late:
X. X-Rays you’ve had:
A few and MRI’s
Y. Yummy food that you make:
Cakes, biscuits, crumble well lots of it. 
Z. Zoo animal:
Elephant or Orangutan

So go one give it a go.