Friday, November 18, 2016

Having a break

Ive decided to have a break for awhile, over the last few months writing posts for this blog has seemed like more of a chore than something I enjoy doing.
I need to take some time to evaluate if a blog is something I still want to keep, along with my instagram and facebook pages. If you enjoy seeing my creations then you can still find them on my instagram feed.
So I hope everyone has a stress free lead up to the silly season, a enjoyable Christmas and great New Year.

Thanks for taking the time to visit
Lis :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Birthday cards for the guys in your life

Does everyone struggle  a little with making cards for the guys, or is it just me? There seem to be so many options for ladies cards, or maybe I just need to work on my imagination and creativity a little more with the guys cards.
It took a little bit of delving through the inspiration bank for these cards but came up with what I think are pretty cool cards that are suitable.

With the first one for my dad I worked with just words, deciding on the message I wanted and searching my alphabets to come up with the right fonts and colours. Simple but says it all!
This second one came about from putting away sheets of paper from my desk, the frame paper I have had for a long time. I knew eventually I would find a use for it, took a bit of time to cut out all the frames and to work out the pattern but again another simple but effective card.

Will have some ladies cards and one for the tween to share soon.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Storage for the home

I have been wanting to try out crocheting baskets with jute (string) since I first started making crochet baskets. I had my heart set on making two large ones for a friend's birthday. I did initially want them to be bigger than they are, but after working with the jute and realising how much I would need I settled on this size. They are just a little rounder than a large dinner plate and stand about 15 cm high with the top folded over.
Things I learnt from this project, string is not the easiest to work with, it does not slide or come together all that well, and when you are working with two strands its more difficult. It is also very rough on your hands while you work.

Would I make more ? Probably not, but I love these and so did my friend!

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mini Christmas cards

Christmas card making in early November, that's strange and just so not me right? Well don't panic I'm not that organised with my own Christmas preparations.
You would of seen many posts if your a regular reader about my work with Sewing for Charity Australia, these cards are all part of our current project.
We are putting together gifts for two different organisations this year and it was decided to add a handmade card to each of them.

I put my hand up to make some, I'm not much help with the sewing of bags and such my card making is perfect for me.
These are mini cards, just a little something we can write a short message in to let them know someone is thinking of them.
I had a handful of Christmas embellishments that  I used on some of the cards, the rest I used my Christmas stamps and some watercolours. Nice and simple yet look great.

Keep checking back there will be more Christmas themed projects coming soon.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Art Journal Page - Beauty is Everywhere

Just popping in to share another of my art journal pages from my  messy session last week. This started as something completely different, I didnt like where it was going so more paints and papers and it started to take shape.
I had cut out the girly shape from a butter ad in a magazine ages ago and when I found the sticker "Beauty is everywhere" I found my groove and knew what I wanted the page to be.

Lots of bits and pieces, napkins, rubons, stamps, papers, washi tape and paint and I was done! Creating in my journal helps me destress and get my mojo back for more structured creating.
I'll have a couple more pages to share soon.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Monday, November 07, 2016

Jot Mood Board challenge - October

Since I started  using the Jot Mood board challenges to create cards rather than scrapbook layouts I have gotten back into the groove of card making. Its definitely inspired me to get my card stash built back up again.
Octobers mood board was so pretty, I was inspired by the soft colours. My trusty water colours got a workout again to create a simple but effective background for a few pattern papers and the pretty butterfly.
Nothing flash or fancy just a card that was easy to put together and (I think) looks great.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Creative Goals for November

November already, this last few months has gone by so quick, luckily I've  been setting hte4se goals or time would of just gotten away from me altogether.
Last months goals were all complete! First time this year I think, Yay me!!
I did manage to get an amazing amount of charity projects done to, many more than I thought I would be able to. Will be sharing more about that later.

So lets get on to goals for this month. I don't have any birthday's in December to make a gift for so I will be concentrating on Christmas gifts.
I wont be listing those gifts as I don't want those people to read my blog and see what they are getting :)

Jot Mood board challenge
Scrap the boys challenge
Christmas Gifts
Christmas cards
2 x birthday cards

Crochet bags for Sewing for Charity Australia - as many as I can fit in.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)