Sunday, 30 September 2012

Reddy Decoupage

Reddy Xmas Decoupage

Get ready for the 4 DAY DEAL at create and Craft channel 36 on freebox  starting Monday 1st Oct

I have been so lucky as I got to play with these fabulous die cut "Reddy" decoupage collection from the fabulous Crafters Companion Company
They are so GORGEOUS and so easy to use. They make the most beautiful xmas cards that look so special and unique. They don't take long to put together and I love that they are twisted decoupage.
The bears are so cute and I love that its a circle shape and that I could add some bling with some gems

This is such a cute image with Santa and the animals, I wanted to keep it simple so that the image is the main point of interest
I love snowmen and snowwomen, makes me want to say HO HO HO and I love lilacs and purples too

I love the shape of this decoupage and so I decided to use a Spellbinder xmas die with it,
I love Santa and I love this image, Its a real Xmas image and so easy to put together,

This is the cutess image of the beautiful little girl, I was drawn to using greens with this image and I think it does make her stand out

So magical and such a gorgeous image. I have to say that every image is perfect and so beautiful to work with.
Crafters Companion you have done it again!!!
I hope you like them and don't forget to watch Leann Chivers tomorrow Monday 1st Oct on Channel 36 Create and Craft or pop over to and see all the fabulous goodies they have in stock
Thank you so much for popping over, Please feel free to leave a comment as I love to read them
Thank you
Love Lise xxxx

Thursday, 27 September 2012



Welcome to my blog, I would love for you to meet some beautiful little peeps called Toread. They are so magical and you just fall in love with them.

I have used one cd rom before and I didn't like it, not one bit! BUT then Crafters Companion sent me me this Toread CD. It is sooooooooooooooooooo easy to use. You pick a Toread and it gives you everything you need to make a card on one page, Backing paper, Topper, Image, Ribbon, Buttons, Flowers. And you just pick and print. Love it! Have a look at the cards I made and see how easy it is.

You could be in with a fabulous chance of winning the Toread CD that is being launch TOMORROW FRIDAY 28TH SEPT, on Create and Craft at 12pm channel 36.

All you have to do is join in the hop just follow this link and leave comments on everyone blogs. Good luck and have fun meeting the Toread family xxx

But before you go say Hello to the cuties,
I only added mirri card and ribbon, everything else was printed off the cd

The verse printed from cd

Only added mirri card and thats it
Made a tag from the cd and put it inside the card

This is one of the fabulous stamps you can get, She is so cute.

Cuddles stamp. I added mirri card, gems and glitter. The flowers are from the cd. All you do is print , cut and roll and stick

Verse is  from the cd too

Concertina card, just added glitter, gems and ribbon

The back of the card

Stamp:  I stamp out twice and coloured different outfits. Use Die'sire Scalloped tags dies and added some ribbon and gems. So easy to do

Verse on the inside, ( What I love is that you can print different sizes to fit your card, brilliant)

This is my Rainbow Toread, I wanted to make his hair into a rainbow. I only added green card stock, glitter and some gems xxx

Printed a boarder out for the insde

This is the stamp that i coloured quite brightly, I quite like her on the green and red. Makes her stand out

Inside xmas verse

Cuddles stamp. I love this stamp as you can make it for girl or boy

Added a frame die cut and used my Embossalicious folder

Fancy die frame from Die'sire you get 4 tags and 2 label dies, you can get these from

Some flowers with dew drops

The 8in x8in verse for the inside printed from the cd!
Thank you so much for stopping by, Please feel free to leave a comment as I do love to read them
Thank you
Love Lise xxx

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Toread Blog Hop


Today I can give you a peep at the fabulous Crafters Companion samples I've been working on, and you can join in  the Blog Hop and win a fabulous prize.........

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion blog hop to celebrate the launch of the Toread papercrafting range! You could win the new Toread CD-ROM, simply by hopping around the Design Team's blogs and being inspired! Pop over to the Crafter's Companion News blog for the full list of Design Team members who are taking part.

The Design team have loved crafting with the new range - " When I saw these Toread I fell in love with them, they are so cute and you will find one that will remind you of someone you know.They are great for babies through to 101 yr olds" So we're celebrating the launch of this gorgeous new collection on Friday 28th September by giving you a chance to see some sneak peeks and have the chance to win a great prize!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is visit each of the Design Team members blogs. They will each be showing you some of their fabulous Toread creations. Once you've been inspired, simply head back over to the Crafter's Companion News blog and leave a comment on their blog hop post, saying which is your favourite Toread character and why.

One winner will be drawn at random after 10am on Friday 28th September, and will be notified by email.

Please say Hello to Aurora (Elf of Light) She is gorgeous, I love this image, She would be wonderful to give to a small child,teenager or a adult. I can think of at lease 30 People I
could give this card too. Aurora is so cute, you just want to pick her up and cuddle her, I hope you fall in love with the fabulous Toread too,
Aurora Rocker Card

A little close up so you can see how pretty she is

The little tags are so cute too

The flowers are fabulous, I just added some glitter to them.

And this is the back of the card


Good luck and happy hopping! And you can join in on the Blog Hop and win a fabulous prize........Click Here for the fun to begin

Thank you for stopping by and please let me know what you think of the Toread, I love to read your comments,
Love Lise xxxxxx

Friday, 21 September 2012



They're new and they are FABULOUS, and they are from 

They come in sizes 6in x 6in AND 8inx8in. No more mucking about!!! Just put your paper/cardstock in the folder and put it through your machine.
You get the most delicious emboss cardstock. There are lots of fabulous designs in BOTH sizes, So pop over and get the ones you want. The prices are brilliant too!!!!

The one I used is called Floral Frenzy - 6in x 6in Embossalicious Embossing Folder by Crafter's Companion. As this one embosses the whole card I kept it simple so you can see the delicious design.

You could ink and distress the card

Use any colour cardstock and it will look GORGEOUS

Add some ribbons and gems

I do hope you like the new folders and I think they are so clever making them in sizes 6in x 6 in and 8in x 8in
Thank you so much for popping over and please feel free to leave a comment as I would love to know what you think of these folders
Love Lise xxxx


Thursday, 20 September 2012




Warren Rabbit from Craftwork cards

I just love this little fella, He is so cute. You can get him from They have such fabulous goodies and amazing collections. 
This image was one that I coloured in, I love bright colours and Warren is so cute that he always makes you smile. 
I got the buttons from They have the most gorgeous ribbons and buttons, The more you buy the more you get off, Great prices too!
I used my heart spellbinder to cut out the centre of the card and coloured it with my promarkers bright green and bright pink and added it to accetate.

I glued the buttons to the front of the card

I added some ribbon to some of the buttons and added green gingham cardstock to the inside

I hope my card has made you smile. Thank you so much for popping over, Please feel free to leave a comment as I love to read them,
Thank you
Love Lise xxx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012



As you know I got asked to join the design team at Crafters Companion last week, Well they didn't waste any time getting me started, Thats why I dissappear for a few days, I've never been on a design team before so didn't know what to expect or what was expected of me. The goodies arrived and I freak out, 1) because it is FABULOUS and 2) I realise what I had let myself in for.
The first couple of days I felt sick because I kept thinking I'm not good enough. I've seen so many wonderful crafters on Facebook and blogs and know they are better than me. I spoke to some of my lovely friends on Facebook telling them that I'm so worried that I'm going to let Crafters Companion down. They gave me the courage to just go for it. Well I got there in the end, Thankfully!!!
Next time (if there is a next time) I will have more confidence and do my thing lol

My card for today....

I made this card last night, its a image from Crafters Companion S.W.A.L.K stamps, They are fabulous images. The design is from a sketch design by Emma Goddard, She is fabulous. Love her work. I decided to use shades of lilacs, murberry and pinks.

The card is from Craftwork Cards. I cut papers to make layers and then tore the edges. I used my spellbinder ribbon die and treaded raffia through it.

 I stamp my image first and coloured it. When I was happy with it I then cut it out. I ink the edges, and distress the background with distress inks. I ink a dolllie and placed behind the topper

I wrote Happy Birthday and used the Spellbinder die to cut it out. I used Sizzix flourish die and cut out two in different colours, I placed them behind the label

I hope you like my card and Thank you so much for popping over. Please feel free to leave a comment as i love to read them.
Thank you
Love Lise xxx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Wedding card


A wedding card I made for my mums friend

I made this card using 8in x8in Card from Craftwork cards, I distress it with distress inks as I didn't want it to be white, I used silver Glitter Glue to edge the card and White ribbon down one side and across the bottom of the cad.

I used my spellbinder to make a mini book, i distress it and added two hearts and some glitter

I had fun using my new spellbinder dies, They are fabulous. I die cut out glitter card stock for the back layer, Die cue a ribbon layer that I treaded white ribbon through it and added some gems for sparkle, The sentiment is from Ana Griffin and I added some glitter, The white ribbon bow is from Spellbinders and i use a heart to set it of

I had these pearls for some time and decided to use them on the corners and I made a gem heart for the corner, you can see the spider web i usedin the back ground and of course I added some silver Candi from

I used a fabulous stamp from Kanban, it is so so lovely, I used Tim Holtz distress pens to add colour to the image

I really do hope you like this card, I showed it to a friend and she said "its alright" so I'm not a hundred % sure now, but I know you will be honest and tell me if its good enough to give to the couple.
Thank you so much for popping over and please fell free to leave a comment, I love to read them
Love Lise xxx


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Fantastic news

Fantastic news......

I just became a member of the Design Team for Crafters Companion

I'm so excited and frighten. I've never been on a Design Team before, haven't got a clue what I'm doing, but the other members are amazing and have made me feel so welcome. I've seen some of their work and it is out of this world. I hope I don't let them down.
Thank you to all of you who have left me messages and comments on my facebook page, You are all fabulous and it means so much to me.

Ok on with todays post. I made this card for my friends mum birthday. She likes flowers and pink, so this is what I made.

The card is 8in x 8in from Craftwork cards. I covered the front and inside with 8 in card stock from Kanban. I had some stripes of pattern card left over so I layer them up and added Lilac raffia to them

The button wreath is made using The plastic ring that you have left from your double sided tape. I covered it in Pink ribbon and added the buttons with glue. The tag is a chip board one from Craftwork cards. I covered in paper and used distress ink to make it lilac, The stamp is from Kanban, I used Tim Holtz distress pens to colour it very softly. I added some ribbon from Fantastic Ribbon Company. Behind the tag I added a white feather, you can just see the edges.

The roses I made from A collection from Kanban, I added some glitter and dotty ribbon to them. The peel off boarder is from Pinflair. They are fabulous to use.

I added a dollie that I inked up, I didn't want it white as it stood out to much. The candi is from Craftwork Cards and they have the most amazing collection in so many colours

This one is a rose candi and I love them
I made the label with a chipboard from Craftwork cards, I added paper and distress it, added Ribbon and wrote her name using Martha Stewerd Glitter pens

I hope you like my card, It took me all day, Ok most of the day, I did pop on to facebook a couple of times lol.
Thank you for popping over, Please feel free to leave a comment as I love to read them.
Thank you
Love Lise xxxx