It’s time for our Wednesday snoop with Julia over at The Stamping Ground and this week I have actually been crafting for myself.

This past weekend I should have been on a scrapbook retreat with Go Go Getaway but of course, we had to do it on line instead. This lovely rainbow shaker was part of one of the classes that I didn’t get to finish over the weekend because I kept messing the darn thing up. I forgot to stick the acetate down before I put the foam pads on. Then, rather than starting over, I thought I could get away with sticking the acetate on the front and just putting the hand cut outer edge on to hide the glue (I steadfastly did NOT want to get my Cameo out again). But of course all the carefully placed sequins have sneaked under the boughs and merged a bit in their colours. I’m going to cut another full one and place it on the top to see if it hides the blur enough but if not I shall have to start again. *sigh

This weekend saw a lot of scrapping and a lot of soul searching and some big decisions were made. I now need to put them into action and that requires some big girl pants and a deep breath. This card was made for me by one of my lovely team a few weeks ago when things were starting to ‘wobble’. The sentiment is very much needed but isn’t it a beautiful card?! It’s made with that wonderful technique of stacking the same die cut / cut file up several times, backfilling the apertures once with coloured cardstock and then filling in the holes with Glossy Accents. Fiddly, but I think it’s worth it.

With any luck I will be back next week with another snoop. Till then, you will find me coffee in hand, sequins on face, gadding about the desks of the other lovely crafters who share their workspace with us on Wednesdays.

Be kind to yourselves x


  1. Sarah Brennan on 10 June 2020 at 11:01 am

    The card sounds lovely Lisa-Jane, but there doesn’t appear to be a picture of it. Hope you manage to save the sequin rainbow. I hadn’t noticed any seepage until you mentioned it. Hope your decision can be carried through successfully. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #17

  2. glitterandglue on 10 June 2020 at 11:54 am

    Hi Lisa Jane. I like your rainbow – I hadn’t noticed anything amiss at all… I can’t see the picture of the card – but it sounds incredibly time consuming and lovely. Take care as you make big decisions. Hard to make decisions at this time.
    Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  3. LLJ on 10 June 2020 at 12:08 pm

    We are our own worst critics – I’m sure you gained a few wrinkles making that rainbow but all I see is sparkly goodness and I think it’s beautiful!! Couldn’t see the card but how lovely that you have thoughtful friends like that xx
    Hugs LLJ 12 xxx

  4. Diana Taylor on 10 June 2020 at 1:14 pm

    The rainbow looks beautiful and certainly doesn’t give away any secrets of a struggle! I love the card too, what a lovely die that is. I hope your decision making goes well for you, have a good week,
    Diana x #5

  5. Sharon M Brooks on 10 June 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Lisa Jane, that is indeed a lovely card, I have seen JM do that technique, it’s very effective. I so feel your pain over the shaker card, I’ve done the same thing myself! But I think my best ever fail was completely forgetting to add the acetate- as you can imagine, sequins everywhere! Have a lovely week, Stay safe, Hugs, Shaz #13 X

  6. sue jones on 10 June 2020 at 5:18 pm

    well right or wrong that rainbow looks fab xxx Good luck with the decisions, have a lovely week. Soojay #20

  7. Helen Lindfield on 10 June 2020 at 6:08 pm

    your rainbow looks fabulous! hope you make your decisions! have a good wee k Helen #1

  8. Lisa M on 10 June 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I thought you rainbow was a gem holder at first! It looks really beautiful, even if the sequins are escaping.
    I laughed out loud at your big girl pants. It reminded me of something a friend I haven’t actually seen since lockdown says and I realised how much I’ve missed her sense of humour. I need to put mine on too I think. Good Luck with everything,
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax #24

  9. Angela Radford on 10 June 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Great idea with the rainbow shaker, brilliant. Loving the card too so much work but so much worth it too. Wishing you a lovely week and a happy and creative woyww, Angela x19x

  10. Stacy on 11 June 2020 at 12:06 am

    hi Lisa Jane, ooh that rainbow looks really cool to me ( the sheer size of it) and hey, I have that die so its fun to see it being used. ( I have not cut one yet) 🙂 ~Stacy #30

  11. Angela on 11 June 2020 at 11:27 am

    Hi Lisa Jane, decision making is always difficult for me, hope everything goes as hoped for you. It is a lovely card and I find it helps to give yourself a reminder to “Take a deep breath”. A belated happy WOYWW Angela #28

  12. Dorlene on 11 June 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Very pretty. I love the sentiment too. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #35

  13. Julia on 11 June 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Well if the sequins don’t end up down your bra, you’re really winning!! Sorry to be late, bet you’ve solved the rainbow issue by now. I have to say, if it were me, it would have been in the bin, with tears and swear words. Admirable work there and…I bet another cut file on top will do it, smarty pants. I hope the deep breath and the decisions are all working in your favour Missus.

  14. Shoshi on 11 June 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Your rainbow and especially the card, are absolutely stunning. I love the stacked die-cut look and the glossy accents makes it look like stained glass. Fabulous!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #14

  15. Shoshi on 12 June 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you for visiting, Lisa-Jane, and I was fascinated to read your experiences with the Robert Welch knives, especially that your young son had a chef’s knife for his birthday, and not only that, but knowing exactly what he wanted! It is so great to hear of kids being encouraged in this way, and for a 13-year-old being proficient enough in the kitchen to master using a chef’s knife is amazing. I have just looked at the “about us” page on your site and can see that the involvement with the family extends to crafting as well as cooking! It’s so lovely to hear about this. I am sure that the kids will go far! Very well done indeed.

    Tesco has frozen pomegranate seeds: https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/294567271 I need to order some of these on my next list for delivery because surprisingly, Sainsbury’s didn’t have any when my hubby went shopping for me this week. They usually have things when Tesco doesn’t! I use a lot of frozen blueberries because I make an oatmeal/chia seed breakfast with them in it – a Mason jar full lasts me 4 days. It’s really delicious!

    Shoshi x #14

  16. Chris Dann on 13 June 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Oh, I do like the card, does sound fiddly, but looks lovely. The rainbow is very glittery, can’t see anything wrong with it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Chris #6

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