Lawnscaping Blog Hop: Celebrate The Holidays


Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop!  I’m so glad you’ve made it here! You’re doing so well getting through the hop.
The theme for the hop is Holiday projects!! What’s not to love about the holidays.
You should have come my way from Samantha M’s blog. Wasn't her creation so cute! 

The blog hop was open to any holiday: Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc. Eeek, I discovered I don’t have any Lawn Fawn sets that match any of these so I had to get a little creative and I ended up going with Valentine’s Day. Probably haven't seen too many for this particular holiday along the hop, right? :)

Will be going shopping when the hop is done to add to my Lawn Fawn collection.

The hop runs from Friday, September 9th - Sunday, September 11th! Make sure you comment on all of the blogs along the way as there are LOTS of prizes to be won! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page.

There are some fabulous sponsors for this hop too. Lawn Fawn are providing some fabulous prizes and another sponsor is Mold Muse.

You’re next stop along the hop is Marie / Legojenta‘s blog. I know she’ll have something fabulous to show us as well.

If you get a little lost along the way, don't worry! Head back to Lawnscaping to see the hop order and the yummy prize information!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a lovely weekend.

                                      Michey xx

I stamped the typewriter from Just My Type onto white cardstock and coloured it in with Copics (see below for colours). I then created my sentiment for the typewriter and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and Jenni Bowlin Cough Syrup inks onto Vellum Cardtock and set them aside to dry. I stamped the 2nd part of my sentiment in VersaMark onto the bottom of the trimmed down white top note diecut and embossed with white EP. I then stained the whole piece with Barn Door Distress Stain and set it aside to dry. Once this was done I flicked water all over the stain to create the mottled effect. Dried this with my heat gun and then attacked it with my distress tool. Wrapped Pure Poppy twine around it and tied a button on top. I used a Glue Dot to keep this in place. Then I used low profile dimensional adhesive to mount this to the black top note diecut and then used the same dimensionals to adhere this to the card base. I had swiped Barn Door Distress Ink around this prior to sticking the mat down.

I glued the vellum sentiment over the top of the typewriter and curled it for some added dimension.

Created a sentiment for the inside of the card and stamped this in Memento ink as well. Found a random love heart in my stash and added this on either side.

Ah....I love it. :)


Additional items used:
Stampin Up Top Note Die; Stampin Up Whisper White & Basic Black Cardstock, Papertrey Ink White Notecard, Pure Poppy Twine & Button
Copics Used: W1, W3, W5 & R32, R37


Feel Better Soon

Happy Monday! And I have the day off. Was planning on doing a bit of work and then off to visit with my sister and the family, but they are down with a gastro bug - ugh! Cannot imagine how much fun that must be when you have two little dudes in nappies and you're suffering as well. :( Sad Aunty face.

So instead, I've cleaned up the craft space and will now do my work so I can play later. I'm participating in a sweet little blog hop later on in the week and I have a few ideas rolling around in my head.

Spring is really starting to show itself in my neighbourhood these days. The blossom trees are full of sweet little blooms and the magnolias are bursting with gorgeous abundance. :)

And the dreaded hayfever season is beginning to make itself known. Ha!

Anyway, here's a wee card I made for a dear friend who has been suffering with a lingering injury recently.
I adore these Pure Innocence images and got a few of their big sister, a la Modes, in the post last week!
Eek, cannot wait to get them inky and play with them.

Please excuse the Copic colouring on this wee poppet, my skills are a little rusty. And I realised that I diecut the image a little bit crooked. Ah well, its the thought that counts, right?!

I hand coloured the seam binding and clear rhinestones with a Y32 Copic marker.
This photo doesn't show it, but I also used my lemon spica to add a sparkly dot to every brown spot on the paper piecing and a silver spica to colour the umbrella handle and silver tab on top of the umbrella.

Im also trialling the inLinkz tabs down the bottom. I've seen them on so many blogs and loved the idea - a wee bit of effort to set up, but not too bad. If someone can tell me how to link up Papertrey images without them turning black (which I'm sure is a security feature of their shop and I understand that, but I am linking it back to their store) then help me out, puhlease. Got a wee bit frustrated with that one.

Hope you are having a lovely day where you are.

Lots of love,
Michey xxx

Additional Info:

Sentiment is from PTI's Scattered Showers Additions stamp set; Card base is from PTI's scored notecard set (great value, though smaller than the standard Aussie C6 size); Die cut is PTI's Mat Stack 4; Patterned Paper is PTI Happy Spots 8x8 Paper Pad; Image stamped on PTI's Stampers Select White Cardstock

Copics Used:  E02, E00, E13, E70, E77, Y32 + Spica: Silver and Lemon