Thursday, August 21, 2014

Toil and Trouble Harked Maven Maybe Once or Twice More ...

Hello my little pretties!!  
'Tis way waaaay early from All Saints Eve, but this year I'm on a mission to surprise a friend with a few gifts for her favorite holiday...
I've locked myself in the dungeon and like a mad doctor have been diligently working away, creating life for the celebration. 
Here are my first two offerings I'd like to share with you.

Metalina The Wobbly Witch
Her torso and hat and are patterned out of cardstock that has been covered in metallic tape, sewn, stuffed and colored with Adirondack Inks.
The shoe was designed using a plastic sock insert out of the baby department that I wrapped in tissue paper and formed to a point and then hardened with Mod Podge and finally painted in black.
The bats are cut from my Silhouette machine and powder embossed. 
The broom is made from elements I found in the woods.
 A little cheesecloth cape and this quirky little witch is ready to fly away to her new home .
 But she won't be traveling alone....

 Maven - Protector of Pumpkins
Here sits Maven, the round black raven, on his perch keeping watch.

Maven started as a clump of Sculpey clay and metal.
"Mr. DeMille, he's ready for his close-up."

My apologies...I get distracted so easily. Now where was I? 
Oh yes...back to the Raven, Maven.

Here he is on side view sporting his wings of cardstock and powder embossing.

The pumpkin patch process....

More of the coloring process. Copic markers work fabulously on Sculpey clay.

                  And viola...all done

I've even constructed a little nest on a branch for Maven to keep his pumpkins all together safely.
As you can see they are all ready for their departure. 
I'm most certain they are going to be warmly welcomed into their new home!

Happy EARLY  Halloween to you all and especially to Sandy!
Hugs and Happy crafting,
Lisa xx

Monday, August 18, 2014

Insert Foot in Butt Planner (of sorts) ...

Need a pretty way to give yourself a swift kick in the butt? 
Well guess what...I have just the thing for you!  
Here is my latest project to do that very thing for me!
My personal inspirational planner from The Planner Set.

Every file you can imagine is in this planner and it's all located at 

The possibilities are endless.  You could use this file to create gifts for friends and family as Regina has included a full year calendar for 2015.  There's birthday, holiday, important numbers, grocery lists, to do lists, vacant journaling pages, everything you need to get organized and motivated or help someone else do the same!

I've created a "get fit" journal for the rest of this year that details what exercises I need to do daily and along with that, what craft projects I need to complete through the remainder of the year.
It really couldn't be more simple!
If I only BELIEVE and stick to it.

You won't want to miss out on the fun with this file and you can see it all here at The Cutting Cafe.
Thanks so much for your time and visit.
Hugs and happy crafting,
Lisa xx

Monday, August 4, 2014

Say Gouda!!!

 Welcome back, welcome back!
It's a fun time again over at The Cutting Cafe as we are showcasing the theme of "packaging." 
The DT have created so many diverse projects using several cut files. 
I chose to share the file Camera Photo Shaped Holder as my choice.
It looks like a card, but there's more to it.
Inside holds a pocket for a special photo or gift card and room to write your sentiment.

 Don't forget to visit The Cutting Cafe Blog on August 7th to see all the Packaging Ideas and files used to create them and if you leave a little comment, you'll be in the running for a chance to win 3 free files of  your choice. :)

 Say Cheese!
Thank you very much for your visit.
Hugs to you and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx