Friday, 8 February 2013

Something a bit different...

Well it's different for my blog anyway!

Since I've been selling more cards, I've obviously needed to make more... and I'm not a particularly fast crafter, so anything that speeds me up is a good thing.  So I use some pre-coloured toppers, a bit of decoupage, I've got a couple of CDs... I just don't tend to show any of it on my blog!

This is my mum's card though - she really loves the decoupage cards I've made, so for her birthday (which was yesterday) I thought I'd use a decoupage from a Wellington CD.  I know it's not the most 'fashionable' technique, but I quite enjoy it and I knew mum would love it, and she did :o)

Items Used
8" square card blank - Craftwork Cards
Image - Wellington decoupage printed onto Papermill linen card
Papers - Papermania capsule collection
Grand Nestabilities Labels 4 dies
Memory Box Corner Bow die - MCH (out of stock)
Memory Box Precious Hearts die - MCH
MFT die-namics By The Letters dies
Pearls from my stash

I'll have something stamped and coloured to show you tomorrow!  Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)


Astrid said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, I think your mum will be very pleased :-)
Thank you for your email, I will try it tomorrow !

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa,
Gorgeous card,love the wellington image and papers
Amanda x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Not surprised your Mum loved it. I'm usually too lazy to decoupage but one of my friends loves doing it.

Kat xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Lovely card Lisa, BTH I make a few cards that I dont show on my blog and mostly its purely because its not a stamped image. Love the sweet decoupage though and pretty colours and papers. Am sure your mom loved it xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I make some to sell which I don't show eiether. Decoupage sells very well and this is very cute. Love the colour scheme

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous and adorable hunni..:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Lisa, this is really precious my dear! LOVE that image and those hearts are so sweet!! :) HUGS

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Lisa. I love the sweet decoupaged image and the papers and layout are gorgeous.
I must admit to enjoy making cards with some decoupage, it may not be fashionable but I think the end result is lovely.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Lisa! I know what you mean about things not being fashionable, but it's how you put them together that brings them up to date. That's what you've done - perfect modern decoupages card!

Jo said... the different shapes, looks fab!Hope you're well & warm......soooo cold here!
Hugs Jo x

Karen said...

Lisa please don't put yourself and your wonderful creations down like that.
I understand what you mean cos it's looked down upon these days so I don't always show cards I've made with peel offs, toppers & die cut decoupage. I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one who uses them. I use them because mum loves them - it's the glitz and foiling that she loves!
This is gorgeous hun even if others think it is not fashionable Karen x

Amanda said...

I think we all get that everything needs to be innovative or different but the people we create the cards for don't know if it is the latest trend or not unless they are crafters of course, I had so many comments on my decoupage card I am going to show all my creations from now on and I hope you will too. I didn't buy this cd as wasn't sure what was on it but it is on my wish list now I have seen your gorgeous creation. Hugs, Amanda x

Chrissy said...

Gosh, it is simply beautiful Lisa..gorgeous.


Chris said...

It's a beautiful card, Lisa! Let's face it, it's the end result that's important and the pleasure it gives the recipient, not the 'clever' techniques used in making it! I'm sure your Mum will love this gorgeous card!

Mary J said...

Oh lovely, Lisa! So pretty and the die cuts really make this stand out!

Chris said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous.

heidy said...

Gorgeous card Lisa,and happy belated birthday to your mum!!
XXX Heidy

Claire said...

This is so lovely hun and love the colours and gorgeous elements. It doesn't matter what we create or whether it's the in thing or not, at the end of the day, if we are pleased with it and so is the recipient (I bet your Mum loved it) then that is all that matters. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Marlies said...

A beautiful card! lovely papers and a sweet image. I love the dies you used. Your mother wil love this card. hugs, Marlies

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.i love the wellington bear and really fab papers and design, tbh I love all styles of crafting, from decoupage to diecutting and stamping. :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

This is so pretty, I love the ginghams and the stripes :o)
Jackie xx

Lorraine said...

I love decoupage and this one looks fab! The bear is so sweet and the design looks great.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely, pretty card.
Sarah-Jane xx

Unknown said...

No wonder your mum loved it... it's gorgeous... Love the image... so cute!!!!
Kim M

Faye said...

A bit different but very pretty. X

rachel said...

love the spring colours Lisa - beautiful xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lisa - I love the decoupaged image and I bet your Mum loved it too.
I think there can be too much 'crafting snobbery' sometimes - it doesn't matter what products we use - it's all about the creativity and the end result and this is fabulous.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Annette said...

We never like things that are outside of our comfort zone, but we are always our biggest critics. This is a lovely card and love the decoupaged bear.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow a stunning card Lisa that decoupaged image looks awesome so does the design, excellent card.
lorraine x

Juls said...

very nice! Hugs Juls

Lorraine said...

So pretty! I love the soft colors, image and the cool die-cuts!