Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Waste Not Wednesdays wk10

It's week 10 of my little Waste Not Wednesdays challenge, to get us all using up those neglected stamps and stash.  If you'd like to join in, just use something uninked or unused, or you could use paper scraps or those flowers you've got tucked away in a box - anything you like that needs using :o)

I also need to announce my winner from last week, and Mr says that lucky person is...

Number 3 - Sarah!

Congrats hun, and thanks to everyone who played along.  Sarah, I can't show you your prize yet because I was hoping it would arrive today and it didn't lol... should come tomorrow though.  Send me an email with your address and I'll get your goodies posted when I've got them!  Back to 'just for fun' for the challenge this week...

Today's card is a simple one - my auntie asked me for some cards and she prefers them quite CAS.  This one is for her little girl to give to her Grandma (who is my Grandma too lol).  I really wanted to make this one in pink, but I resisted because Grandma can't stand pink!  I've used a previously uninked stamp from a Country Companions set, coloured with prisma pencils, with lots of diamond stickles on the flowers.  The papers are Cosmo Cricket - not neglected as such, but I've had it ages and there's only a few sheets left now.

Also, I have a little bit of exciting news!  Me and some of the other Pink Gem Designs DT girls (Lisa, Mandy and Jenny) were asked to make some cards using a fab set of die cuts and papers that Janet provided as the free cover gift for Creative Cardmaking magazine.  The mag came out a few days ago, but I had to wait until I had it in my hands before I could tell you - I needed to actually see my cards in there before I said anything -the paranoid part of me said they might not have been good enough for the mag... I know, I know, Katina don't shout at me lol!  Anyway, here's a little look at my first 'appearance' in a mag :o)

I need to run now, because I've spent far too long waffling as usual, and I've got Morgan's parent's evening tonight.  Back later to catch up with you all though.


Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, WOW! huge congrats on the mag hun, love the gorgeous card, way to go girl. :o)

The card you've made for your Grandma is so gorgeous. I love those yummy papers.

Donna x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats on your mag feature, of course your cards would be good enough, they're fab, just like this little cutie, beautifully coloured. I'll try to remember to play along again.

Denise and Louise said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Well done you and stop thinking your cards are not good enough - they are always gorgeous. Not seen a duff one yet - LOL.
Love the card you have made for your Grandma. Such a cute image and that modern floral DP is just gorgeous.
Denise xx

Carol said...

Well done on the mag feature Lisa, must look out for it. Your card is lovely - I'm sure Grandma will love it. Carol x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, ooooh I won!! Oh my, how brilliant is that! It's very kind of you to do prizes from your stuff and you know I'd be playing along anyway without any prizes.

I'll be linking my card up again this week - once it's done!

Oh and almost forgot in the excitement of seeing my name - wonderful card. Love the little hedgehog. Big congrats to you too to get your cards published. You must be so excited and how you can say you weren't sure they would be published!! They are always brilliant cards - I think sometimes we need a swift kick up the proverbial to make use see sense don't we!!!

Well I've waffled here for ages so I'll go away now but will email you this evening.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.
Sue x

Squirrel x said...

Whoo-hoo! Way to go sweetie! Can I have your autograph now please? Adore your hedgie card hun, such a cutie, and so beautifully done. I'm totally out of mojo at moment so will be back tomorrow for inspiration. Hugs Sxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
congratulations on getting published, gorgeous card as always, luv all the sparkle, fabulous colouring, lovely design, sue,x

heidy said...

Oh wow Lisa congrats on getting published!
Love your sweet card hun,I think grandma will too!
Hugs Heidy

Elaine said...

WELL DONE Lisa how wonderful , you must be so proud.
Lovely card by the way even out of scraps you make a beautiful card.
Hugs Elaine

Kelly Schelske said...

Yahoo! Congrats on the magazine publication Lisa!!

Super cute hedgie too:-)

Vicky said...

Wooohooooo Lisa...I'm chuffed to bits for you sweetie...and here's to more publications...! Fabulous card as always...and I so love the cute image too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Whisper said...

Super cute hedgie and papers.

Many congratulations on being in a magazine, Luv Sam x

Debs M said...

gorg card, well done on being published!!!! x

Abi said...

Omg, I've got a famous friend!! I'm so delighted for you, whyever you think your cards wouldn't be good enough is beyond me though...

Gorgeous card for Grandma too. Hope parent's evening went well xx

Lorraine said...

Aw, your card is adorable! Love the sweet image and the colors you used. I am sure your grandma will love it! And a big congrats to you on getting published! Well deserved!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the sweet image and those papers are just fab love the colours in them. Great layout and fabby little senitment. Congrats on the mag cards, will have to pop out an grab myself a copy. Your cards are always fabulous so much deserved.
Lyndsey xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous card loving the super cute image.
Big congrats on your card for the mag you deserve it tho sweetie & your cards are def good enough for any mag.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Woo hoo .. .congratulations.

Fantastic news on the publication .. .. how on earth could your cards ever not be good enough!!

They are always fantastic .. .. as is this one.

I love the layout and the colours you have used!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Lisa and so cute too.

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the backing paper :o)
Jackie xx

Christine said...

As if you're cards wouldn't be good enough to publish! Silly woman! ;) Beautiful card! Lovely image as well, we always leave some of he best bits sitting unused don't we! I'm gonna hunt around my stash and join in this week - watch this space xx

coops said...

gorgeous card lisa.the hedgie is so sweet and i love your fabulous bold papers :D
huge congrats on been published hun, its very much deserved ;D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

many congratulations on the magazine feature Lisa.
well deserved and am thrilled for you x
love all your cards. fab and professional x

Christine L said...

Nevermind Katina shouting at you.... I'll shout at you too!!! Your cards are ALWAYS stunning without exception!! Don't be hard on yourself.... that's why we all follow you so we can try to be as good!!

OK lecture over.... this one is GORGEOUS and I'm sure the Grandma who receives it will treasure it!

Christine x
OOOH and PS - well done on being published!! hehe - forgot to say that!

Katina said...

Lol, am I that scary?! Must be the Y6 teacher voice that does it!

I was wondering when you'd post about this as I saw it somewhere. I'm chuffed to bits for you - so well deserved and you know I sincerely mean that. I think you're amazing.

Today's card is as beautiful as always and I love it!

Molecraft said...

Huge Congratulations on your magazine appearance! Love your card too, gorgeous colours and fab image!
Helen x

Jenny said...

Please don't tell me this is the first time you've been published in a magazine!!!! Your cards are amazing so I must be wrong :0)
Super Mothers day card, I love the bright, bold colours :0)
Jenny x

Mau xx said...

Oh Lisa I am thrilled for you, I really need to buy the mag and have a look. xxxxxxxx
Love the card as always you excel xxx
Hugs Mau xx

jo said...

Congrats, Lisa, and SOOOO well deserved!Every card you make is fantastic!I was chuffed to bits to see your face in mag - the whole shop knew about it before i left!
Jo x

HelenR said...

Well done on the mag! I love this card too! HelenR :) x

Juls said...

just adorable!!! Hugs Juls