Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Autumn Beauty

Hi everybody!

Hope you are all well?

Today I am here to share a layout I have done for this month's challenge
over at The Creative Studio, which is the blog 
for Canvas Corp Brands. You know who they are! They are the 
home of 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels.
I am a huge fan of everything they make. Great quality products!

Anybody that knows me, knows that I am obsessed with Tattered Angels glimmermists, paints, sprays, anything I can get messy with :)

So for this months challenge is an Autumn/Fall Mood board

For my layout I have gone really old school with my papers.
Some of you may remember them (please don't judge how I hoard paper lol)
7 Gypsies Avignon Collection, well what I had left after all these years ;)

For the background, I have used texture paste & Tattered Angels Glimmermist in
Pumpkin Spice (limited edition)
Olive Vine

For the corner scroll & title letters I have used chipboard coated in gesso,
then sprayed with Gold & Pumpkin Spice Glimmermists.

For the name plate chipboard I have coated it in a copper finish, which turned out a bit darker than planned, and finished it off with a spray of gold glimmermist.

Some more close ups of gorgeous bits and pieces.

Lots of texture and misting, stamping etc.

And the full layout

So I hope you like this layout and of course if you have any questions etc
please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa xoxo

Monday, September 26, 2016

Scrap the Girls

Hi again.
I'm back today to share another layout.

This is for the challenge over @ Scrap the Girls

This month's challenge is this sketch

And this is my take on the sketch

Hello Summer

I have used some yummy WOW honeycomb chipboard

I have used a mix of Simple Stories papers. A fun chipboard ferris wheel, also
from WOW, that I have embossed in pewter. 

The full layout. I LOVE summer, its good for my bones :)

Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Hope to see you again soon

Lisa xoxo

Friday, September 23, 2016

Kraft+ Melon Challenge

Hi all

I am back today to share a layout I have completed for this months challenge over 

The challenge this month is to use the this melon colour board

So, I finally got some newer photos printed. As you will see my kids are a bit older now (sob), Brianna is now 17!!! This was late last year as I'm still not up to much photography.

 So here is my layout.

 The Hello Friend tag pulls out.

Ummmm, I should explain that Blip, is my daughter lol. Its been one of her nicknames for a long time and the one that is printed on her senior jacket. Moe is our baby cat :)

Some yumminess, an assortment of My Minds Eye, October Afternoon and others.

And more close ups for the addicts :0

Thanks for stopping by.

Hopefully more to share soon

Lisa xoxo

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Anna's Craft Cupboard

Hi there!

This month there is a Colour Challenge 
going on over @ 

This is the colour board

and this is my take on the challenge


I have used an assortment on this page. I started with using some gesso and stencils on the background. Followed by some mists and inks.

Pulled out the crackle glaze for the chipboard frame.
Some Bo Bunny, Prima & MME papers here.
Some pretties from Green Tara and D-lish Scraps.

I left my chipboard title bare (old Scrapware font, I'm still hoarding a few packs lol), as it gave the feel of the wood in the colour board.

Anyways that's all I have to share today, but thanks for stopping by

Lots of love

Lisa xoxo

Monday, September 19, 2016

Stuck Sketches Challenge

Hi all,

I am here today to share my layout for 
this months challenge over @ Stuck!sketches

This is the sketch

This is my take

I used an oldish Simple Stories collection for this layout.

And some bits and bobs I still had, including an OLD agfacolor slide frame.
A Dusty Attic #blessed chipboard piece

And this is the layout.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love

Lisa xoxo

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Berry Blast Mood Board

Hi all!
Well I think I am obsessed again lol

 Today I'm here because of this

This months mood board challenge 

Of course I have lots of D-lish goodies to play with 

Cute little envelope I made from a chevron paper bag.

A bit of what I try to teach Brianna; be happy, be free and just be herself.

of course, some pretties! You can get your D-lish goodies here

Well thats all I have to share today, but will hopefully be back soon with some more,
therapy is going well.

Take care

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Layout....... and some serious talk

Well hello there world!
It has been awhile since I have been here.

I am writing here today for two reasons, the first is the most difficult
 and I have been putting it off since it was first mentioned to me..... a few weeks ago lol.

Anyways so I'm here for therapy......yep therapy. 
Apparently this is going to be one step towards my recovery (so they say :O) 
so here goes it,

For the past couple of years I have been struggling, well with everything to be honest.
 I have been struggling with my health for some time now, 
and after 2 years of bullying and harassment at work.
I basically ended up having a complete physical and mental breakdown. 
I pulled away from life completely and have been struggling with it for the past 18 months, I don't leave the house other than to get groceries, or for dr's or specialist appointments.
 Its so hard to smile when some days your pain is so bad you can't brush your own hair 
or even put socks on.
A few diagnosis's later, I am starting to get a handle on how much my life has changed and will continue to change.

So this is me declaring to the world that I suffer from depression and anxiety!
(we're just starting with the tip of the iceberg lol)
I do not need to feel shame or guilt to be having this problem.
I have been told that I need to accept this and that sharing it will open me up to social engagement!
Which  I am lacking if you ask my therapist, she's quite opinionated if you ask me ;)

I am also writing this post because of one person that I found on facebook, don't know if any of you follow her, she is a Queen and her name is Constance Hall.
She rocks! She is so funny, gorgeous and is so down to earth.
Her blog is Queens of Constance
She shares all the nitty gritty of life that we prefer to pretend doesn't happen.
She has just written a book, here, I haven't read it yet, but have heard it is fantastic.
Its on my wish list but with no work comes no pay :(
I so want to be her when I grow up!
 In the meantime I am trying to learn that I am a Queen no matter what!

Therapy isn't my thing, I don't ask for help, I will refuse your help multiple times even if I'm on fire, I am a typical type A personality. I don't get mindfulness, I can't get my brain to shut up!
They have suggested that I get back to my creative pursuits as part of my "journey" to recovery.

I haven't done anything about it until I saw this scrolling through my facebook feed

Oh my! There is just something about this mood board from Dusty Attic that just speaks to me and calms me and makes me think of better days!
So I went in my room and uncovered what is left of my stash and start to shuffle some papers.
Now I have no new goodies so no judging on my old papers etc but I remembered one of the last things I bought were some Dusty Attic chipboard words.

At first I just sat there, I didn't know what to do, started to overthink it (one of my many problems lol) and then I just dove into the paints, inks and mists.
Oh you wouldn't believe how good it felt!

And this is what I came up with

So of course I used Dusty Attic Chipboard #happydays & Love This arrow word.
An assortment of papers, some goodies I still had from My2Angels and D-lish Scraps

Some close ups

SO it looks like I may still have some mojo after all.
Of course I would love to win, not only could I do with some new supplies, but the ego boost would be good too haha!
But honestly I am just happy to be able to get my fingers inky again!
 Not sure how many I will get done but that's one done,
 it will be good to have something to fill the time.
Now I need to find some energy and take my assistant (wonderful hubby) to take some new pics.

If you read this far, congratulations and thanks, that went on longer than I had planned so I will let you get back to your busy day,
but if you feel like throwing me a hello, you can do so either here, facebook or instagram (leesyjsnaps) or you could even write me a letter if you want :P

Until next time, hopefully soon

Lisa xoxo