Missing in action!

Hello – I’m back. You probably didn’t even notice I’d gone but I have been having a little blog difficulty. Apologies if you buzzed over only to find a message from “my sponsor.” I had some technical issues with my blog and the blog host wouldn’t give it back until I sorted it out. This was not the easiest thing to do as the technical knowledge required went beyond mine whilst at the same time youngest beez, who owns the blog account and holds all the passwords, is on holiday. Add to the mix that my day job became super busy plus I also had a couple of days away (more of that tomorrow!) and the task was even more complicated. It has been very frustrating, a few tears have been shed in the process and at one point I was on the verge of throwing in the towel completely and finding a new hobby! However, despite my fears that my blog would be in tatters it seems relatively OK although there may be a few pictures missing. It will be a painstaking process putting everything back in place but I will get there.


Anyway, I have a few posts to catch up on so without further ado here’s the first:


This is one of my Gecko Galz Design Team samples using this month’s new releases. I am sharing this over at Sunday Stampers where the theme for this week is “girls.” When I was in melt down over my blog and had lost my mojo, Hels’  fabulous samples for her TV shows perked me up no end. Do pop over to her blog and take a look at all the loveliness that is there.


The base of the card is kraft coloured that I’ve inked with Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain. I spritzed it with water and then added a touch more Walnut Stain around the edge. Once dry, I’ve stamped some script using Walnut Stain. However, because I am a lazy and slovenly crafter, the stamp had a residue of white ink (I find the Stampin’ Up! white ink very very wet) so there are touches of that too. (I quite like the effect of this but I bet I won’t be able to recreate it!)


I’ve then layered up some book page, more of the stamped background and the image, which is from the Beautiful Visions collage set. I distressed and inked each of the edges.


I’ve added a strip of lace and some seam binding that has been coloured with a Promarker. The two little sweetheart blossoms have been coloured in the same way.



So aside of blog trauma I have also been celebrating my wedding anniversary with a short break in the historic city of York. I will share more of that with you tomorrow. But Hels, I brought you back a little souvenir (nobody noticed me sneaking it in my pocket!) – just let me know where you’d like me to deliver it  to 🙂


Thanks for buzzing by.




Missing in action! — 14 Comments

  1. I certainly can understand your frustrations over the technical issues you had; I am ‘challenged’ that way as well – it is maddening! But I’m so happy you found something to perk you back up and inspire you to create this beautiful piece! She is so lovely! I hope your day gets brighter ~ as you have brightened mine with this sweet creation! And Happy Anniversary to you!

  2. Lisette that’s a beautiful piece, love the dreaming girl, the lace and the paper flowers, when you wrote at the end that you celebrated your wedding anniversary this week (hope it was great) it came to my mind that your girl just seems to be standing their and waiting for her prince on the white horse…

    • Oh that’s such a lovely thought. When I taught I used to get the children to create stories around works of art this would be perfect 🙂

  3. So sweet, I love that shade of blue you have picked up on from the picture, it works really well with the brown stain.

    I am afraid that my attention is somewhat distracted wondering why you have ‘borrowed’ The Mallard for Hels – are you sure the Railway Museum isn’t going to miss it?

    Dionne xx

    • I don’t think the railway museum will notice – they have lots of other trains!!!! (Hels used to be a train driver) xx

  4. Wow, what a stunning piece, I recognize the picture but I did not notice how beautiful it was until I saw it here! Glad you are back with us, sounds like you have a lot to share, looking forward to catching up. ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane – I love seeing what other people do with images I never even noticed, you are a star in that department!

  5. wheyhey!! Oh, you can bring it around personally hun, I have room in the garden for it :O) Loving that beautiful renaissance style card, gorgeous… glad you got the blog sorted!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x
    And soz, I am crap, I am LATE!!! xx

    • Will do 🙂 It is amazing that you take time to comment and visit everyone as it is, never mind with everything else (including gardening, birthdays and feeling under the weather).x

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