Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nicecrane Vintage Images...

I have a few more vintage items to share with you.  These are all found at Nicecrane Designs.
They were all colored with copics.
Funny Easter DSL II

All located here at

Thank you so much for stopping in...
Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Elmer Fudd Would Be Proud...

Be vewy, vewy, qwiet...I'm hunting for a wabbit!
Yes, Elmer would be proud of the way I've captured these waskily wabbits in a vintage Easter ornament.
I selected a die cut to encase the image and then glazed over them UTEE.  Once dry, I ran the edges through Versamark and then gold powder embossed them.  A larger identical die cut was used for the backing and each was covered with gesso and then acrylic tan and blue paint.  The image was mounted on large foam squares, a ribbon glued for hanging them and then a trio of roses and leaves for embellishment and finished off with gold stickle dots on the edges.
 I think they'll look very cute on our seasonal tree! a blob of gunk there that wouldn't melt.  Still new to the UTEE thing...

 Here's all the little Easter bunnies together
If you found interest in these images, you can find them here...
Thanks so much for dropping in and I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend!
Hugs to all,
Lisa xx
Ohhh, and a big hello to my newest follower as well...thank you so much. :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

From Sniffles To Stickles....

Altered Tissue Box
You all have really made my days with your wonderful comments and I thank you so much and welcome to my latest followers as well.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!!  I'm still on a mission to finish my projects for April and I think I will be done tomorrow with them all...WOO HOO! With that said, I'll be able to just sit back and relax and visit you all and thoroughly enjoy all of your wonderful crafting! You've been warned, I will be stalking and commenting VERY soon! :) I can hardly wait.  Anyway, here's another ditty I've been up to...

If you love to recycle and create altered art, we have the perfect challenge happening over at
Where our theme for two weeks is...
Here is my original tissue box that I started with
 I covered the box with my designer paper, slapped some acrylic blue and white paint over the top and allowed it to dry.  With a 3"x 3" white piece of cardstock, I punched a 1" hole and used this for the template to place the Stickles.  After cutting out the circles with an X-ACTO knife, I painted the inside with matching acrylics as well.
With the addition of a gorgeous butterfly and a few roses and the wooden letters that spell CREATE and one last handmade blue flower, the project was done!
I really love this little altered piece because now I can actually see the colors of the stickles, instead of being in a bucket and constantly pulling them out to find the right color.  SO happy with this stickles organizer.
We would LOVE to have you join us for our challenge at
Craft Us Crazy and you will truly enjoy the other DT's amazing altered items.
Our Sponsor for this challenge is none other than Meljen's Designs
Who will be providing the winner with a wonderful prize!

Tissue Box Humor...

I'm so happy you stopped by and I hope you found this project to be inspiring and hopefully useful too! 
Hugs and Happy Creating...
Lisa xx

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Bad Egg?...

 Here we are again with the warm and cuddly Stella spreading her good cheer to all.  Isn't she just the cutest cantankerous lady?  Today she is sporting her fabulous fuzzy bunny costume.  I've placed her inside a cracked egg, thought it appropriate. If you're interested in checking out this image, you can find her here.
Little Easter Cartoon...
LOVE the eyeballs on that poor rabbit.
I'm sure you can see the theme unfolding here for our fabulous challenge over at
And you won't want to miss our very own lovely and talented Heike and her amazingly wonderful tutorial on making an Easter Egg Basket!

We'd love to see your ideas for Easter and or Animals on this one so come on over and say hello and check out the great projects designed by the amazing DT at Top Tip Tuesday!
Hugs n' Hoppy Stamping...
Lisa xx
Here are the sponsors that will will be providing the prizes for this challenge.
 Bugaboo - 7 Digi Images
 Sew Sweet -  £10.00 voucher
 Fred She Said - $20.00 Voucher

Survival Guide For Men...

Hello Everyone!
Here is my DT card for another challenge happening over at
Our challenge for this two weeks is...
Make It For A Male
I love this image called The Question and thought it would be perfect for this  theme.  Instead of making a card, I turned the card into a book.
I made a 4"x4" box base and adhered it to the book cover.  Printed out the Chapter One and image (colored in copics) page to fit and then adhered it above the box.  This way, when you turn the page, the next page is actually the box and it leaves a space for you to write to the soon to be dad, something like, "Congratulations, Good luck!, Been there done that....etc."  
The image on the cover of the book is actually from a t-shirt found here.

I hope this has inspired you to join our challenge and show us your creative projects for a male!  Don't forget to check out the other fabulous projects from the other wonderful DT ladies as well at

Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Que Sera Sera...

 Hello there and welcome back to my blog and this card created just for the linky party going on this week at 
 Despite the title of this post, I was not listening to Doris Day this particular time, but the idea behind this creation was definitely whatever will be will be.  What I really enjoyed about making this card was the intent to just create without a game plan.  You can see in some places it went a bit wacky and in other areas some restraint, but overall I am very happy with its outcome.  I even threw in a circle punched vintage image from Nicecrane Designs called Vintage Film Fun Covers and placed her inside a bottle that!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my top note card with the what nots and so forths piled on. 
I'm so glad you came by for a visit and I do hope that you'll check out the fabulous creations from all the other DT's as well as the around the world inspiration that gathers there every week! 
Which leads me to my
What an unbelievable amount of talent to choose from, again!  I had the hardest time narrowing it down, like always, but this one I just had to show you...
I can't even begin to describe how much I admire this card.   I think it's a great non-gender specific card that could be used for a male or a female.  It's the perfect combination of feminine and masculine textures and the focal point of burlap and stitching and those trees...just wonderful!
Thank you so much Susan for sharing your talent with all of us. 

 With our Sponsor
who is offering the winner a $10 Gift Voucher
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt...

Hello there!
Ohhhh, what a beautiful day it is outside, finally!  First time in a week that it hasn't stormed and dumped rain on us.  Seems everything is enjoying the break, including this one particular bird.  How pretty it sounded at 6 this morning, but as the day has worn on, it's becoming more and more grating on my nerves.  It sounds like a cross between a dog chewing the crap out of a squeeky toy and a car that desperately wants to start, but can't! 
Ahh well, the sun is shining so I can't complain....much.

Here is my card for
you too can join in our 2 week challenge of 
And sponsoring this challenge is non other than
Prize is 5 digital images!
This little Easter image is from Robyn's Fetish and is titled,
Here I've matted 2 polka dot papers and sewn the edges and adhered to the card base that measures 4.25" x 6".  I've cut out the Kid Bunny and mounted with medium sized foam squares.  Using the largest thickness of foam squares, I've mounted the flowers and eggs in front of him.  This is a stamp from Hero Arts titled, Easter Egg Garden.  The clouds were hand drawn and cut out with a edging of Copic C2. All images were colored with the usual various assortments of Copic.  To complete the card, I've gone over everything with Vintage Photo DI as I was wanting a more antiqued look to the card than a bright and vibrant appearance.  
I've interrogated my kids and they said it passed the test, so I'm happy about that.  Really though, they'll say anything to ensure that they get their Easter Egg hunt this year.  You're never too old to celebrate in the traditions!

Okay, that's it for me on this one, but we'd really love to see your creativity over at
for our EASTER themed challenge.

Hugs n' Hoppy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Friday, March 23, 2012

Dolly Dingle Darlings....

A very warm welcome to you and my newest followers, I'm so happy you visited!
It's time to inundate you with some truly adorable and precious images.  I went nuts when I saw these images over at Nicecrane Designs and I couldn't decide which one to use, so I made cards out of all of them.  I thought it would be fun to select the exact same elements and see how each card turned out differently. 
You'll notice that each card contains, a bow, leaves, flowers, an ornate flourish, corrugated cardboard heart, a sentiment tag, handmade hat pin, charm and an embossed framed precolored image.
I hope you enjoy this little collection of cards.  Each of these measures 3.5" x 4." 

Each of these wonderful images can be found here at Nicecrane Designs  and there's a BONUS Surprise too!  Ignacio would like me to tell you that if you choose to purchase this set of Dolly Dingle images and mention that you saw them here on my blog, You Made Me Ink, he'll throw in an additional set of Dolly Dingle product for FREE!  The additional freebie choices can be found here!

I do apologize if I haven't been around to visit you all as much as I would like to.  My husband comes home next week on leave for a few weeks and I haven't seen him in eight months, so I am diligently trying to get all of my DT work for April done in advance and that has caused me to go into the crafting bubble, only to emerge for air on rare occasions.  I feel like I'm missing so much, but I promise to stalk to you all as soon as I've finished!

Thank you SOOOOO much for your visit and I hope you have plans for a nice and relaxing weekend.
Have a great one!
Hugs and Happy Stamping
Lisa xx