Thursday, 24 July 2014

Woodware Stylised Flowers, part one

Morning, how's everyone? Here in Lisa B Designs Land I think we're all still recovering from the event day. If you missed our blog report from Tuesday, you'll find it HERE.
Two days before the July class Lisa gave me some of the new stylised flower stamps from Woodware to see if I could make a few samples to show at the class. Because I didn't have much time I kept them very simple........
Stamped 'Chloe' & its smaller counterpart with Turquoise & Peony Versacolor inks, stamped the 'Hello' (comes with the set of smaller flowers) with black Versacolor & added black dots to the large flower with a fine liner pen..........
Peony Versacolor for the flower & Bamboo Versacolor for the Card-io Collection branch........

Boysenberry & Bamboo Versacolor inks......
The leaves are from Card-io Majestix Sweet Birdhouse & the stems were made with a gift card which I swiped across the ink pad.........
The butterfly is from Card-io Majestix Flutterby Garden. I stamped it onto the card blank, again onto scrap card, which I coloured with distress ink, embossed with WOW clear sparkle EP, heat set & cut out....

Here, I stamped the flower four times onto two pieces of white card. The first one I partly cut around the flowers & after adding the ribbon, attached it to a card blank.
I coloured the second set of flowers with watercolour pencils - reds to oranges to yellows - cut them out, glued them to the first flowers with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue & added a wash of Sunshine Satin Silkies.........
Chloe   Mini Flowers   Flutterby Garden   Greenery 1  
 Versacolor Peony   Versacolor Turquoise   Versacolor Bamboo    Versacolor Boysenberry   Versacolor BlackSilkies - Sunshine Satin     Pens and Pencils   VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black   WS15 Clear Sparkle  

I'll be back on tomorrow with the rest of the cards I made with these stamps. Thanks for looking & happy crafting.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Craft Extravaganza Day 2014

 After weeks of preparation, the extravaganza day finally arrived. We'd been in the hall until late the night before, getting as much done as we could, so that there were just the final touches to be done on Saturday morning. Needless to say, the final touches took us three hours. :)


Here's Lisa decorating her table...............


We were determined that no one would go hungry...........


The doors were opened at 10am & hordes of bargain hunting crafters descended on the sale table...........



Our demonstrators were brilliant & worked so hard all day. Here's Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art.........


Helen Meighan of Helidot.........



Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards was accompanied by her lovely mum, Jean. They're both looking very serious here, but I could hear the roars of laughter from my position at the top of the hall..........


A few of Julie's gorgeous samples...........


And the crowds kept coming...........


Rosemary was kept busy on the make & take table..........


People got a chance to play with Versacolor inks, embossing powders & the gorgeous new,


 Looks like Lisa was having fun......


By the way, the journal cover you can see in front of her will be the subject of her new, day long, craft & dine workshops. If you would like to make your own journal cover, email Lisa at for all the information.

Here's DT member Georgina Ford demoing the Gelli Plate..........



The sale crates were virtually empty by lunchtime but there were still bargains to be had...........


Lisa & Georgina..............


You can see from the photos that there were samples everywhere, Lisa wanted to provide as much inspiration as possible.

By 4pm slight hysteria had set in........ ;)



This week we are slowly but surely getting the website up to date with all the new products. If you saw something you wanted on Saturday, but forgot to buy it & it's not yet on the website, please drop us an email & we'll find it for you.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the day such a success & who supported the raffle - approximately £120 was raised for the Heart of Kent Hospice.

This week Lisa is preparing for her second appearance for Imagination Crafts on Create & Craft on Friday. As soon as we have final confirmation of show times, we will post them on the
Lisa B Designs Facebook page, on Twitter & if we get enough notice, here on the blog.

I know lots of you want to know what the August class projects will be, but because of the amount of work Lisa has at the moment, they have yet to be decided. They will be cards & we will try to let you know what type before the class if at all possible.

That's it for now & once again thank you to everyone. Here's to Extravaganza Day 2015 - July 20, for anyone who's already got their 2015 diary. :)

Until next time, happy crafting.

Torn Wallpaper

Happy Tuesday to everyone, Kirsten here with an extra post. I thought I'd shown you all of the Indigo Blu projects, but then I found this one hiding in blogger land.
It was inspired by a project in the July issue of Craft Stamper magazine. I used mini distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade.
First layer; Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade blended onto super smooth white card, flicked with water & dried.
'Elizabeth Bennet' stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink & heat set with WOW Clear Gloss embossing powder......

Second layer; Super Smooth torn in two, inked with Salty Ocean, water flicked on top, dried. Stamped words from the 'Discover Your Passion' set with permanent blue ink.......
Third layer; Super Smooth torn in two, inked with Picked Raspberry, flicked with water & mix of Salty Ocean & water, dried. Flourish from 'Discover Your Passion' stamped with Picked Raspberry, dried.
Layer assembled & splatters of Tuscan Satin Silkies added (face masked to protect if from splatters).....
The finished card.............

(Quote my own from two different alphabet stamp sets).
Thanks for looking. Until next time, happy crafting.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Indigo Blu Promotion & Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who commented on the two weeks of Indigo Blu promotion posts, we hope you enjoyed seeing the projects.
Those who commented on every post are as follows:
July 7;

Rachel 1
Mags 2
Carole 3
Jan Sharp 4
Samantha Wade 5
Lisa I 6
Liz 7
July 8;

Rachel 8
Carole 9
Jan Sharp 10
Lisa I 11
Mags 12
Samantha Wade 13
Liz 14
July 9;

Lisa I 15
Mags 16
Carole 17
Rachel 18
Samantha Wade 19
Jan Sharp 20
Liz 21
July 10;

Carole 22
Rachel 23
Mags 24
 Lisa I 25
Jan Sharp 26
Samantha Wade 27
Liz 28
July 11;

Samantha Wade 29
Lisa I 30
Carole 31
Rachel 32
Jan Sharp 33
Mags 34
Liz 35
July 12;

Rachel 36
Mags 37
Samantha Wade 38
Carole 39
Jan Sharp 40
Liz 41
Lisa I 42
July 13;

Samantha Wade 43
Rachel 44
Carole 45
Jan Sharp 46
Liz 47
Lisa I 48
Mags 49
July 14;

Rachel 50
Liz 51
Samantha Wade 52
Carole 53
Jan Sharp 54
Lisa I 55
Mags 56
July 15;

Carole 57
Lisa 58
Rachel 59
Mags 60
Jan Sharp 61
Samantha Wade 62
Liz 63
July 16;

Lisa I 64
Carole 65
Rachel 66
Jan Sharp 67
Samantha Wade 68
Mags 69
Liz 70
July 17;

Liz 71
Lisa I 72
Carole 73
Rachel 74
Jan Sharp 75
Samantha Wade 76
Mags 77
July 18;

Liz 78
Lisa I 79
Samantha Wade 80
Rachel 81
Carole 82
Mags 83
Jan Sharp 84
July 19;

Rachel 85
Liz 86
Lisa I 87
Mags 88
Carole 89
Jan Sharp 90
Samantha Wade 91
July 20;

Lisa I 92
Liz 93
Samantha Wade 94
Rachel 95
Carole 96
Mags 97
Jan Sharp 98
I gave the numbers to & it chose as the winner...........

Which corresponds with.....

Jan Sharp's comment on July 9.
Congratulations Jan! You now have ONE week to contact Lisa;, with your contact details. Enjoy your prize.
Thanks again to everyone, the next promotion will start on Monday, August 4. I hope to be back later with a review of the extravaganza day.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

I THANK YOU.........

*This is the FINAL Indigo Blu promotion post. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.*

Good morning all,
Well, are you feeling as knackered as I am? What a fantastic day yesterday, thank you to each and every one of you for coming along and supporting Lisa B Designs......I really, truly appreciate it. It was so lovely to see so many faces new and old ( not age I am referring too, lol!) , just to see you all together enjoying yourselves in a great creative atmosphere made my day.......

Today I thought that I would bring you something a little bit special, at least I think it is......
This is a project that I made for Kay over at IndigoBlu and had published in Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine issue 124.
I love making altered art pieces and really enjoyed making this, take a look............

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Here is a closer look at all the details......
The stamps that I used were Poinsettia, Miss Austin, Harlequin, Lace stamp from Nottingham Lace, Script BackgroundSentiments from Live Laugh Love........

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The stencils that I used were Diamond Stencil and Regal Stencil and also Altered Ego Flourishes.......

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The paints that I used on the background were  IndigoBlu Wimberry Pie and Townhouse Teal......

I used a couple of Versacolour ink pads that match perfectly with the paints, these were Heliotrope and 

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I spent hours spritzing, stippling, stamping, embossing and generally getting covered in paint & I enjoyed every minute of it!
If you want to know the step by step instructions of how to you can always grab a copy of the magazine.
That is all from me for now, have a great weekend and I will be back soon.....
You can always enter the Blog Challenge or even post some makes that you have made with goodies purchased from the Event day on my Facebook page, we would love to see them:

Hugs, Lisa B x

Miss Austen  Poinsettia  Indigo Blu 'Script – Background' Rubber Stamp  Live Laugh Love 

Versacolor Heliotrope   Versacolor Turquoise