Sunday, December 16, 2018

'Pure Joy'

Good evening my crafty ladies!
We just found out the Scrapki Wyzwaniowo challenge blog
has decided to close; and it's sad news.... I love love LOVE
7 Dots Studio papers, they're my 'go to' brand that really fits my style,
but after 7 years of creating wonderful challenges, it's understandable.
Our theme this last month is JOY!

'Pure Joy'

I created this page with the Yuletide collection papers and stickers, I even found
a little joy tag to use as my title. This page got a little out of hand with the
messy background (I guess that's kind of my signature look lol),
but I really enjoyed making it!
Won't you joins us this last time? We are all busy making plans to enjoy
the happiest time of the year with our families and friends.... I hope
you find time to capture a little bit of what makes you joyful and share it
with us, as we bid adieu to all the wonderful people at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo.

To see our designers works and to find out how to join visit here.

I would like to participate in a challenge I found on a blog called
Art UP! called 'Happy Winter', you can find it here.
I was inspired by the red colors and also the theme,
nothing makes me happier than my boy;
especially this this time of year when
children make Christmas seem magical.

Here are a few close ups:

Today is my holiday baking day with my family,
I love making lots of iced cookies for my family and friends....

Hugs always,
Lisa xoxox

Friday, December 7, 2018


Hello crafty friends...fall comes late here in the south, and although 
it's already December, I've been taking long walks with my boy, my best little buddy.
The air is crisp and mild, and the fiery coloured leaves are still falling gently.


I dug out the remnants of a fall kit from Scraps of Elegance, I really miss being on
the Design team of a kit club! Once a month I would find a jam packed box
full of seasonal goodies and my mind would swirl with ideas. 
This fall kit was one of my favourites, it had beautiful papers from the Prima collection
Amber Moon, which I used here to create one more page with an autumn mood.

Here are a few close ups:

I've had this chipboard word floating around my desk for ages and ages,
I finally found a page to use it on!

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, 
        Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless
        With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
    To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
        And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
          To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
        With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
    And still more, later flowers for the bees,
  Until they think warm days will never cease,
          For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

  Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
      Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
  Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
      Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
  Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
      Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
          Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
  And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
      Steady thy laden head across a brook;
      Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
          Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

  Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
      Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
  While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
      And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
  Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
      Among the river sallows, borne aloft
          Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
  And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
      Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
      The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;

          And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

- John Keats

See you soon,
Hugs, Lisa xo
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