Monday, 9 May 2011

Spotlight Challenge - inchies

Our new challenge starts today on the Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge blog, and for this fortnight we'd like to see you use at least 3 inchies... no I didn't really have a clue but thought I'd have a go!  There are far more fabulous examples from the rest of the DT - I should have had a play about with something more artistic but as usual I've not had enough time!

I've used a stamp from Little Claire called Cat in a Box, which is actually a grid of 9 squares - I've cut 3 of them out to use for my card.  They're coloured with promarkers, with a few pearls added below the sentiment square.  Papers are Dovecraft 'animal antics' with core'dinations cardstock and ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
Apologies if I haven't managed to get round to your blog yet - I'm doing my best to catch up!  It's a bit busy here with a demo to prepare for and orders to be made, and my mum's wedding next Monday!  Not sure if I've mentioned the wedding before as it all feels a bit strange, but my dad died more than 10yrs ago now and so it shouldn't come as too much of a shock really!  I'm happy for my mum, but feel sad that we're not as close as we were before she met her hubby to be.  Trying not to be a spoilt brat about it though lol, and I made their invites as a gift for them and went shopping with mum for her outfit, so hopefully she doesn't know I'm not totally thrilled!


Fiona said...

wow Lisa...fabby card, great layout and papers and those little inches look brill!!


Dawn said...

Love your card, layout & colours! Thanks for sharing in our Spots & Dots challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good luck
Dawn xxx

Faye said...

Oh cute, very very cute. xxx

Katina said...

I just love this inchie card Lisa - those stamps are purrfect! (sorry!) I know just how you feel about your Mum's wedding and the changes in your relationship. My Mum went out with a few men after my dad died when I was in my late 20s. I hated them all and if she'd said she was going to get married I'd have had something to say!!! However, I'm in my 50s now and Mum is 76 and I really, really wish she'd married again as I can see how lonely she's been. Also, I'm probably being really selfish now, but if she had a husband I wouldn't feel it was my sole responsibility to look after her as it all feels a bit too much at times. It's hard at the moment, hun, but I'm sure you'll develop a new/different relationship. Sometimes I feel that my daughter doesn't need/love/want me as much as she used to because she's got her own kids now but, again, it's just adjusting to changes.
Sorry to go on but I could really relate to how you're feeling. xxxxxx

lindyloo said...

oh this is so pretty thank you for joining us at the pear tree design this week hugs linda x

Molecraft said...

Fabulous card Lisa, love the layout!
Helen x

Claire x said...

Fab card - love the images. Hugs, Claire x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

-I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday .......


coldwaters2 said...

This is gorgeous Lisa I love the papers and those little inchies they look just purrrfect.
Lorraine x

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, this is one fantastic card ! great idea, thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina

Cazza said...

Lisa this is such a fab card, I love the stamp and DP's you've used and such a simple and effective layout too, just puuuurfect!! :o)

Helen said...

Great card, Lisa - that stamp works really well as inchies.

Helen x

Amanda said...

Hi Lisa, I love the card, may have to copy the idea now lol.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Lisa!! This is just as sweet as can be!! LOVE the inchies and your fun layout too!! :)

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, I love it, the colour combo is gorgeous and love the kitty.

Donna x

Donna said...

Super sweet card Lisa, such a cute stamp and fab colours :) Donna

Jackie said...

Fab card, love the colour combo :o)
Jackie xx

Jan said...

Great card Lisa.
I no how you feel! I had to get used to a "step Mam" A year after my Mam passed away! I was devastated at the time. My Dad's 88 and she is a godsend. SM is 77. Although not my Mam she has always been there for me when I needed her and she takes good care of my Dad
xx Jan

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous sweet card Lisa.

Squirrel x said...

Loving those kitties hun, totally fabulous. Oh I do feel for you in respect of the wedding, it must be so hard and I can see exactly where you are coming from. Sending big hugs, Sxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Great card .. .. lovely little inchies.

Gorgeous backing papers too.

I don't think you are being a spoilt brat about things .. .. I think you are just missing what you used to have and see your potential step Dad as the person that has changed everything and deep down you perhaps resent him for that.

It must be very hard for you but it sounds like you have made a big effort.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Debs said...

Super super cute!
Love the LO.
Have a fab day.
{{Debs}} xx

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.superb design as always and i love the sweet kittys.:D

xx coops xx

Noor Nahdi said...

Such a fun card!!! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.
Noor Nahdi (May Guest Designer)

Jennifer said...

Hi Lisa. Gorgeous card as always! Love the little imgages. Must be very hard for you re the wedding, but I guess your Mum has got to live her life. You only get one shot! Sending hugs xx Jenny xx

Feebsy said...

I totally love this card, to me it's just perfect (ha I managed to avoid the obvious pun there!)

I'm just glad there's someone else out there that thinks orange and green go together. I'm forever being told they don't.

I think it's understandable about the mixed feelings you have about your mum's wedding. I just hope that you all have a wonderful day together.


Susie said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the papers you've used and great image from LC's! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Jack said...

Oooh I love your card. Those little cat stamps are soooo cute. xx

gillyflower said...

just love this card so clean and simple yet really cute and quirky love it
gill x

Juls said...

so sweet! I love the little inchies! Hugs Juls

Lorraine said...

Oh how adorable! Love those inchies of the kitty & sentiment. So cute whre he has only half his head showing!

melsanford said...

Oh this is so cute! Love those 'ikkle kitties :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Cole said...

Awe, such a cute card!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

toooooooooooo cute!
love, love, love it...and awesome job at combining those challenges!!!!

thanks for putting this in at PIO!!!!

Leah (GD for PIO!)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is so cute and a great layout! I love the inchies! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad!

Nadine said...


great card.

Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine