Friday, 3 July 2015

Sweet Poppy Butterfly

Hi there crafters, back for my regular Friday blog.
Phew, hasn't it been hot this week, at least we have air conditioning at work :o)
This weeks card is using the Sweet Poppy Butterfly Stencil and Soft Form Relief Paste and thought I'd go a little shabby for a change :o)

I'd previously spread the White Soft Form Relief Paste through the Sweet Poppy Butterfly Fancy stencil, then carefully arranged various colours of mauve and lilac glitter using a straw.
Here's what it looked like before removing the dried paste and glitter:
Using a 7 x 7 card I cut a piece of lilac card slightly smaller then white card slightly smaller again to form the layers.  I shredded the edges of both cards using the little Edge Crimper.
I used our favourite Imagination Craft Honeycomb stencil (date of blog this item was out of stock) for the background then stamping up with the Stampendous Vintage Contract Script Stamp using Dusty Concord distress ink, left it to one side to dry.
I cut the dried Butterfly image to the size I wanted and matted it with a darker mauve to match the butterfly and again distress the edges with the crimper.
Some of the elements
I thought I'd add a little more distressing by tearing some of the paper and rolling it back then added some little squares of dark mauve behind the tears for effect.
Once the background was all matted and layered I added three tags of ribbon behind the butterfly image then mounted that onto the card adding a little matching sentiment and finishing off with some lilac gems.
Thank you for dropping by the blog today, hope you liked the butterfly, I'm actually quite loving the stencils and paste and the affects you can get with them.  I've used Sparkle Mediums through them too with wonderful effects especially Champagne Gold Sparkle on black card
 and Black Stars Sparkle on white card.  The great things about Sparkle Medium is that is doesn't shed.  Here's a couple of pictures of projects waiting to happen.

Here are the products used in todays blog:




Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Lisa B Designs Newsletter....

Hi everyone,

Wow hasn't this month flown by again, I have been off on my hols and I have to say it went far too quickly!!!
However I do feel rested now and my brain is a lot less frazzled. I hope that you are all well and that you have had a great month.
What about this weather, I really did bring it back with me didn't I?

I have been really looking forward to the class this month as we are doing something a little different and I am looking forward to catching up with you all again at the class on this Friday 3rd July. 

The Inka Gold Altered Class

This month as you know we are going to really get to create something from scratch and bring out our creativity, you have either opted to do the mirror or journal and get to play with the fantastic Viva Décor Inka Gold's, they come in wonderful colours and are so versatile and Kirsten and I will be showing you how to do different things with them.

Kirsten and I have been really busy making samples with them and have lots of different samples to show you, so don't forget to bring your cameras with you on Friday.

Remember it is £25.00 for the class this month and there is only one class from 2pm until 7pm.

If you wish to you can bring an apron and disposable gloves if you don't want to get your hands too mucky, although I will have some so don't worry if you don't have them!!

Also if you want to you can bring your own embossing machine and favourite background embossing folders with you. There will be four machines to use and lots of embossing folders as well as some pre done pieces of card but if you don't want to wait then you can bring your own. You will need Cosmic Shimmer Glue or a good tacky glue and if you don't like getting your hands too dirty you can bring some cheap stencil brushes with you. ( Please be aware that all of the above will be there if you do not have any of these items but you may have to wait for certain items. )

Also please be aware that this month we ARE NOT BRINGING THE WHOLE SHOP with us, just items linked and promoted with the projects that we are doing, so if anyone wants a specific item from the shop or website brought along please email or ring me by 10am on Thursday on: 01622 675078
As usual we have lots of new goodies up for grabs on the promotion tables and other items have come back in stock too.....

The shop will be open to everyone and anyone who wishes to pop in between 2.00pm and 7.00pm at Fant Hall, Barming, ME16 8NN and don't forget to all bring your loyalty cards. Remember I will also bring along the orders that you ladies have placed on the website to the class too as promised. Anyone else wishing to place an order for the SALE stuff or regular stock as long as it is placed before 10am on Thursday then I can process it and bring it with me on Friday ....

There are a couple of places that have become available due to illness wish to attend the class, then please get in touch.

The Extravaganza Day is looming up fast and we are getting ready for it. As usual there is going to be a Mega Silly Sale and it is bigger than ever as the remainder of the SALE STOCK has to go to make room for new stock.
We have a fantastic creative day lined up for you with new demonstrators this year from Create and Craft TV.
Great make and takes all day as usual and a fantastic raffle for Heart of Kent Hospice, as well as Jo and My homemade Pastries and Cakes and refreshments on the day.

Remember we are always updating the social media sites, so if you are looking for more inspiration then take a look on my Pinterest Boards and click to follow them, here is the link:
Or if you wish to follow on Facebook to find out all the latest news, here is the link:
 Well that is about all from me for now, I look forward to seeing you all soon......
Love and big hugs to you all, 
Lisa B xx

Monday, 29 June 2015

Pearlescent Sweet Poppy

Good morning, I hope everyone had a nice weekend, it was great to have some proper heat & sunshine. Today's projects are my final two for our Sweet Poppy month, I used the Fairy Pods & Tree of Hope stencils, along with Pearlescent Dimension Paste & Brusho crystals.

I created a simple background using the Doodle Squares stencil (back in stock soon) & various Distress inks, then mixed Turquoise Brusho with the Pearlescent paste & applied it through the Fairy Pods stencil. Finished the card with black card & matching Core'dinations card.............

I had some of the paste left over so I applied it though the 
Pronty Fishscale stencil onto black card & when it was dry, applied 
Glossy Black Dimension paste through the Tree of Hope stencil. I added a sentiment from the Stampendous Life Words stamp set & a length of ribbon & as before, matting & layering with black card & matching Core'dinations card.......... 

Fairy Pods  Tree of Hope  Dimension Paste - Pearlescent   Dimension Paste - Glossy Black   Brusho Crystal Colours - Starter Pk 2 Pk of 24  Creative Expressions  Fishscale  Life Words

This coming Friday sees the Inka Gold workshop happening in Maidstone. For further information, see this blog post - I have added some additional information, so those who are already booked to attend might want to check it out too.
 There are a very few places left, so please contact Lisa - - if you're interested in attending. 

Saturday sees the end of the Sweet Poppy blog challenge. Entries have been surprisingly sparse, so we'd love to see a few more.

That is it from me for now, I hope to be back on Saturday with a review of Friday's workshop. Thanks for visiting the blog today & have a great week.


Friday, 26 June 2015

Sweet Poppy Teardrops

Hi there crafters, I hope everyone is doing ok.

I thought I'd have a go at the lovely Sweet Poppy Teardrop stencil by using the Soft Form relief paste in white and taking time over it by putting the glitter on with our new tool in the box the humble straw :o)

Sorry but the photo seems to be showing some of the Silver as Gold
It took some time and patience but here is what I did.  I placed some white card stock over a magnetic sheet then laid the stencil on it, then taped it down each side using the stencil tape.  I then spread the White Soft Form Relief Paste over the stencil then carefully removed the tape and stencil.  This is where the patience came in, I lined up the four glitters I wanted to use and randomly laid the glitter over each swirl, by starting with the black then moved onto the next colour and the next, you get my drift :o)

Here is the untidy bit of it:
Here's when it was dry:
I left that to one side to dry.  I then took a 7 x 7 card and matted with silver mirri card and cut a slightly smaller piece of white and placed a strip of double sided tape near the bottom of the card then covered that with Silver Gilding Flakes - Sheffield Steel.  I then distressed the stencilled image with Milled Lavender distress ink (Currently out of stock so Dusty Concord could be used instead)
You'll notice in photo above that some of the glitter bled into areas I didn't really want it to so I decided to do our favourite trick of hiding them with a butterfly.  Well I like it so much I thought I'd put on a few more in different colours to match the glitter.  So I used high gloss card in Black, Mauve, White and Silver and the Cheery Lyn Designs Exotic Butterfly Small (Sorry also out of stock, so you could use the butterfly charms stamp set and cut out the individual butterflies).
Here are the elements:
So to build I matted and layered the stencilled image with black then silver mirri card before placing it on mounting foam and positioning in the centre of the card between the silver gilding flakes strip and the top of the card.
I first placed the butterflies on the areas I wanted hidden then fitted the other butterflies around them.  Finishing off with my favourite bow the Sue Wilson Classic 3D Bow some silver card candi and one single butterfly in the top right hand corner.
Here a little close up of the image and the finished card again:
Sorry for the quality of the above photo.
Thank you so much for dropping by again..........see you next Friday here and hopefully at the class.
Love Jan -x-



Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Foiling with Sweet Poppy......

Morning all,

I do hope that you are all well and the weather is being good to you. I am still in Spain and this is another scheduled post from me.......

Today I thought that I would show you some cards that I made using Sweet Poppy Stencils and Mega Flakes with Double Sided Film.
The ingredients for the first one are:

Ultrafine Gold Glitter
Gold Mirri Card and Black Card

Cut a random shaped border out of the double sided film and then stick across your card, peel off the front and add the Yorkshire Dales Mega Flake and brush off excess with a stencil brush.
Then using the Sweet Poppy Black Glossy Paste and Dotty Flower stencil add the flower design over the top, making sure then stencil is as flat as possible ( I use a magnetic sheet underneath ). When dry add a message and a light edge with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I think this makes a really dramatic but classy card, what do you think?

This second card was created with the same ingredients in the same way but just using black card and added some glitter to the double sided film first before foiling, I also die cut the circles. The flowers were created the same but cut away and I decided to use just three of them and save the others for another project......

How different does this look, using the same ingredients but just changing a few things?? It is so great to test yourself and think out of the box!!!

I started to get on to a circle theme so I played around with a couple more.
This time I used:

Ultrafine Gold Glitter
Black Card

I die cut a white and black circle, using Black Soot Distress ink I added some background to the white circle using the Imagination Bubble Stencil. I then matted on to the black Circle and attached it to my card. As before I took some of the double sided adhesive and cut a mount shape and then added this along the bottom of the card as shown and also a black border.

I then removed the front of the film and added some gold ultrafine glitter using a straw cut off on an angle as you can control the addition of the glitter a lot easier. I then gilded the bottom of the film with gold flake and brushed of the excess.

On a separate piece of black card I used the Zen Thistles Stencil with Glossy Black Paste and left it to dry entirely. Once dry I put the stencil back on and used some IndigoBlu Flitter Glue on a piece of cut'n'dry foam to add some glue over the thistles. I then removed the stencil and added some areas of glitter to the thistles and then gilded the rest with the gold flake and brushed off the excess.
I then cut out the thistles and added them to the card. 
I really love the simple look of this card....... 

 I really liked the last card so decided to do another one using the Sweet Poppy Wishing Tree. I created it in the same way.....
Well let me know what you think of the foiling and whether it has inspired you to have a go?
Take care and have a fantastic week,
Big hugs Lisa B xx

Dotty Flowers  Zen Thistles   Wishing Tree  Mega-flake Chariot of Fire  Mega-flake Yorkshire Dales

Dimension Paste - Glossy Black  Glamour Dust - Gold   Bubble Background  Flitter Glue and KitsBlack Soot Distress Ink Pad