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Monday, 30 December 2013

Celebrations... New Challenge over at Whoopsi daisy.

Morning,

I have made a card for a new baby girl using one of the lovely Digi Stamps from Whoopsi daisy, Sheet 501. i used the pre coloured image but there is also one to colour in yourself, and a baby boy image too, so you get four images on one sheet.
The new challenge over at the Whoopsi daisy Challenge blog is 'Celebrations'



I used some papers from my stash, and the ribbon flowers were a freebie from a mag ages ago. Brads are Docrafts/papermania.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

SisterAct card Challenge - Anything goes

4Kraftygirlzchallenges - Anything goes

Pink Gem challenge - Anything goes 109

My Heart pieces Digital Stamp challenge - Can you Digi it?

That craft place - Anything goes

Thanks for reading my blog

Louise x







Friday, 27 December 2013

Still Christmas......Just about!!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas!  Ours was great, took nearly all day for the boys to open their presents, they like to play with each one as a soon as they open it!!

Anyway, had a chance to make another christmas card, i think i might try and do one a week next year as i was so behind this year i didn't like the feeling of rushing at the end.


This lovely image is from Stitchy Bear, i printed it off ready to use this on a previous DT card for Artistic Inspirations Challenge, but used the bunny instead at the last minute.  

Anyway just a quick one as i am now going to watch Doctor Who (recorded from Christmas day). :)

Happy new year
Louise x

Monday, 16 December 2013

Artistic Inspirations New Challenge Today.

Hiya,

Back Again with the new Challenge over at Artistic Inspirations. This week it is Anything Goes. The sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear. I used a Kassal Digi stamp.


I added digi snowflakes to the image. Coloured the image with promarkers.  The backing papers are from my stash, i also die cut a couple of snowmen from some sizzix die's. Finally added gems and a Craftwork card circle greetings text.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

The sweetpeastampers - Winter it's cold outside

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge 2 - (Monthly) Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - Urgent cards including Christmas, new year, birthdays (weekly)

That Craft place - Christmas

Sister Act Card challenge - Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

That's it for today, thanks for checking out my blog.
Louise x



Whoopsi Daisy New challenge Today!

Morning Everyone,

Anyone panicking for Christmas yet?!  I feel like i am chasing my tail at the moment.

Anyway on to the new challenge over at Whoopsi daisy, it is Anything Christmas this week, as usual if your the randomly picked winner you get 1 sheet of images. If your the winner and you have used a Whoopsi daisy image you will get 2 sheets of images.  There is also a freebie Image available for you to use in the challenge.

My Card today is using the gorgeous image from sheet 463 available here.


I coloured her in using promarkers, the backing papers used are some i got years ago from a magazine. Finally added some gems and snowflake brads, sparkly ribbon bow.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge2 - Christmas!! (Monthly Challenge)

Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge - Urgent cards including Christmas/New year/Christmas Birthday (Weekly Challenge)

That Craft place Challenge - Christmas

Thesweetpeastampers challenge - Christmas

Sister Act card challenge  - Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking at my blog.
Louise x

Monday, 9 December 2013

Non Traditional Colours...

Morning everyone,

Today is the day of another Whoopsi daisy Challenge, it is Non traditional christmas colours this week.......

Don't forget if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP image you could win 2 sheets if you are chosen the random winner, random winners not using a WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP image get 1 sheet.  There's always a FREEBIE available at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, so hope you will check that out. 




I used the lovely christmas image from sheet 467 again, available here at Whoopsi Daisy shop. I just love this image. I have printed her out and coloured her using Promarkers. 
The backing papers were a freebie from a magazine, I layered them onto mirror card, die cut the round one using a spellbinders die. Added a few peel off texts, a craft work circle text and a tag with a bubble sticker, and ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Disdigidesigns  - non traditional Christmas colours

Crafty hazelnuts- Christmas

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for checking out my blog.
Louise x










Monday, 2 December 2013

Winter Wonderland over at Artistic Inspirations.

Hiya Everyone,
Here is my 2nd card of the day! (Whoopsi Daisy post below) But firstly I want to announce that I am a new member of Artistic Inspirations Design Team! I am so excited about having lots of wonderful images to Work with, and make lots of new crafty friends.
Today's image is from Sassy Studios. 
I have coloured her in using Promarkers, and the papers, reindeers are are a freebie from a magazine.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Pink Gem Challenge - Winter wonderland

Heck of a Challenge - Colourful Christmas

Avenue613 - Anything goes

Craftyhazelnuts Christmas - Christmas

Thanks for reading my blog.

Louise x

Dear Santa....Its Whoopsi Daisy's Challenge time...

Morning Everyone.

Today is Challenge day over at Whoopsi Daisy, the theme is Traditional Christmas colours(Red,green,gold).
I have used the lovely Christmas image from sheet 467 available from Whoopsi Daisy, the sheet has a tree and two different girls both in pre coloured and not coloured. I have used the pre coloured one in this card, so I layered the front one over the top, I have used the designer patterned card from Creata. And die cut some Christmas baubles  and text using sizzix dies, and attached bows and berries.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafting from the heart - Anything goes

Pink gem Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Heck of a challenge - Colourful Christmas


MyHeart pieces stamp challenge - Red, green colours

Thanks for checking out my blog.
Louise x


Monday, 25 November 2013

Things with Wings.....

Good Morning everyone,

Christmas is creeping upon us!!EEEk! Here is another Christmas card i have made for the new Whoopsi daisy challenge blog found here

The image i have used is from sheet 243. You get 4 lovely images on one sheet great value for money! You can buy them here.  I coloured her in using promarkers and finished with a sakura pen and some glitter. The background papers are some free designer papers designed by Jenny Ellory i got from Crafts Beautiful a while ago.  And i used a couple of Sizzix dies to cut the birds, branches and text tag.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges

Crafty calendar challenge - All things Christmas

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas - Christmas

Corrosive challenge - Happy Holidays

Scribble and scrap - Anything goes

4Kraftygirlzchallenges - Anything goes

Challenges4everybody - Anything goes

Thanks for checking out my blog.
Louise x





Thursday, 21 November 2013

Gift Box of Cards..

Hiya,

Today i have made a present, it is a box full of hand made greetings cards.





I used an old  box and stuck various flowers swirls brads etc to it, and some ribbon around the edge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Make a gift

Reasonable ribbon Challenge - Gift packaging and Ribbon 

Thanks Louise x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Thanks....

Morning,
 Today's card is a Thank you card for the new Whoopsi Daisy challenge here . The theme is  thanksgiving, givethanks, Harvest.


I used the gorgeous pre coloured digi image from sheet 481 available from Whoopsi Daisy
She is matted onto an embossed piece of card using a cuttlebug embossing folder then added some Tim Holtz distress ink. Underneath is a piece of spotty paper. The base card I added a strip of distressed card cut with a fancy edge using a fiskers template. Finally I added a greeting and some crimped ribbon and a heart sticker.

I am entering this card into the following challenges


One Sweet Challenge - Its a feast (focusing on one colour)


Crafty ribbons - anything goes with ribbon 

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise x






Saturday, 16 November 2013

One more for today!!

Last one for today!
Another card following the sketch from Incy wincy designs challenge.



I used one of my freebie stamps from a magazine, coloured it in using Promarkers, matted and layered it on top of some papermania Christmas papers. Added a text strip onto the side and a bell and ribbon bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Incy Wincy Designs -sketch

Corrosive challenges by Janet - feathered,fuzzy, furry

Artistic inspirations challenges - anything goes/use a sentiment

Crafty Hazelnuts challenge - Christmas

Thanks for checking out my blog, comments welcome.
Louise x

Another Christmas card!

Here is another card for today, I have followed the sketch over at Incy Wincy Designs.



I used a penny black stamp and coloured in using promarkers onto satin paper. The background papers are from papermania matted onto mirror card. I used strip of Kanban christmas text sticker down the side and a few punched snowflakes and gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Incy  Wincy designs - sketch

Corrosive challenge's by Janet - feathered,furry,fuzzy - penguin is feathered.

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Christmas

Crafty calendar challenge - All things christmas

Artistic inspirations challenge - anything goes

Thanks for looking at my blog, all comments welcome.
Louise x




Christmas is coming...

Morning!
It is a lovely sunny morning here in Eastbourne today going to take a walk along the beach later with the boys and hubby.
Today I have a Christmas card, I have followed a sketch over at Incywincy designs.


I used some old Christmas papers from papermania, and a free rubber stamp from a mag, and a few die cuts from hobby house I think (don't quote me as I can't remember!)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Craftyhazelnuts - Christmas

Crafty calendar challenge - All things Christmas


Thanks for checking out my blog.
Louise x






Monday, 11 November 2013

Flowers galore Challenge on Whoopsi Daisy....

Morning,

Today's card is For the new challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy.

I have used a lovely Christmas Image from Whoopsi daisy here, sheet 467.


I coloured her in using promarkers. Then matted and layered her and some patterned paper using Joanna Sheen papers I have had quite a few years. I die cut some red swirls using a Tom Holtz sizzix die and punched some flowers using a Woodware poinsettia punch from scrap paper. Added little cream brads to the centre of the flowers, and a tree brad over the greeting, finally some mini gem stones onto the tree.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craftitude challenges - Anything goes or string or twine

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge - Christmas!

Fab n funky - Christmas colours

CRAFT - Christmas

Whimsy Stamps - anything goes

Thank you so much for taking a look at my blog

Louise

Monday, 4 November 2013

Christmas time....

Morning,

Today's card is for the new challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy 
The theme this week is Monochromatic, I have used one of the recent lovely freebie images available from Whoopsidaisy digis. The digi images are great value for money and are beautiful images.
I decided to do a Christmas card, I printed off the image and coloured it in using promarkers. Added a little bit of sakura stardust pens to the fur, and gems to the presents.

I matted it onto some hologram card and used some red Christmas paper for the base card, and added some silver peel off greeting onto some embossed red card, and finally a red ribbon bow.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

One sweet challenge - one colour
Crafty ribbons challenge - Anything goes with ribbon
Gem of a challenge - Christmas is coming
All sorts challenge Christmas cheer
Crafty calendar challenge - All things Christmas
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge - anything goes
My heart pieces -  anything Christmas


The wind is still blowing outside as I write this, getting cold outside brrhh.... I do love the autumn though with the crisp clear mornings!!
Anyway  I am signing off

Louise x

Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween


Hi everyone,
Today's card is for the new challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy  it is the theme of Halloween this week.
I have used the cute image from sheet 481, this is the pre coloured image. You can get it from here.



I used some Papermania orange dotty and black eyes paper in the background, then embossed a tree using a sizzix embossing board on coordination black magic card, then cut the tree out.
I then added the little witch and pumpkin, and i embossed the word 'boo' onto some foil and coloured over it with promarkers. Finally I added some stickles glitter glue,flowers and brads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

One sweet challenge - things that go bump in the night

Live Laugh Stamp - Anything goes

Craftitude challenges - Spooky

Thanks for looking at my blog.

Louise x

Monday, 21 October 2013

Colours of Halloween challenge.....

Evening,
I am sorry this post is a week late, I had scheduled this but it didn't post so I must have done something wrong, and I have been away to sunny Majorca for six nights, got back today ready for the storms!!

There is a challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy, it is colours of Halloween (black,orange,purple,green).



I have used a lovely image from sheet 243 available to buy from here, it is a sheet with four different images on it.
I printed her out and coloured her with promarkers then cut her out. The background I embossed the purple vellum with a sizzix embossing board. Then attached a black frame over a price of acetate which has a couple of glittered mushrooms on it. And an embossed price of old foil embossed. Finally I added some stickles glitter And some flowers and brads.

I still have a bit of work to get my colouring right, I am not sure if I am using the right card stock.

Thank you for looking at my blog, I would love your comments, thanks.
Louise x

Monday, 14 October 2013

New Challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy... Spots and Dots

Good Morning Everyone,

Today's new challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy starts today and the theme is Spots and Dots....


I used the lovely Pre coloured (abit short for time so didn't have time to colour one, sorry!) Digi image from sheet 426, you can find it here along with other lovely images.
I used some old papers, and some Trimcraft Flowers, along with some glittery brads, and die cut some swirles from shiny blue paper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

4 Kraftygirlz challenges - Anything goes

Craftitude challenges - Anything goes

Pink Gem designs - Recipe 3 designer papers - used 2 spotty papers and the message from the same designer paper pack.
 2 embellishments - flowers and brads, 1 image.

Thanks for looking at my blog.
Louise x


Monday, 7 October 2013

robot

Good evening,
I made this card using a robot stamp, I think it is papermania/do crafts. I stamped it using white ink and coloured some of it with orange sakura pen. I matted and layered on top of some matching paper and some ribbon, finally I added a die Cut 'son' and some brads on the stamped image.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

Pink Gem Challenge - let's hear it for the boys

Thanks for looking at my blog.
Louise x

Vintage/ Shabby Chic....

Hi Everyone,
Today's card is for the new challenge starting today over at Whoopsi Daisy found here.

It is Vintage / Shabby Chic theme this week and i thought this sweet girl from sheet 463 of Whoopsi Daisy Digi stamps ( Found here), was perfect for shabby chic. I have matched her (Pre coloured) digi image with some of the papers from the Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Paris Bookazine, the colours matched perfectly. i used a backing paper, a decoupage paris image topper, and some roses.


Other items i used were some sticky backed ribbon, some resin corner stickers, a gem, i printed a greeting from the computer and die cut it out using a sizzix flower die and layered it onto another die cut shape a Vintage label die from Crafty sentiments Designs. I touched the roses up with some stickles glitter glue.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Crafting by designs - Anything Goes

Whimsy inspires - Vintage or Shabby Chic

4Kraftygirlz challenges - Anything goes

Live Laugh stamp - Anything

avenue613 challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for checking out my blog, all comments welcome,

Louise x



Sunday, 6 October 2013

Wrapped with love.

Hi me again,
One more card for today, i made a birthday card for a boy using a Padded Paws decoupage kit.
Firstly i got a brown card, and cut out the middle to create an aperture, then i stamped some paw prints all over the card and embossed them with some copper embossing powder. I attached some blue background paper inside. and stuck on the decoupage image. finally added some ribbon and text strip, and a layered greeting to the top.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

Pink Gem Challenge - Lets hear it for the boys

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment for a child

Thanks for looking at my blog,
Louise x

My Son's 4th Birthday card.

Hi Again,

Another card today, i made it for my son, he is 4 in a week's time, and he loves dinosaur's so i had a go at doing a dinosaur scene card.


Everything was cut by hand except for the tree's they were die cut using some OLBA die's. And the dinosaur's are from Craft Planets children crafty bits. The birthday text was some old greeting i think i got from a magazine, and the 4 today was die cut from a Sizzix alphabet sizzlits strip.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Pink Gem challenge - Let's hear it for the boys

Live laugh Stamp - Anything 'World card making day'

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise x



Out of this world

Hi Fellow bloggers,

Today's card is one i made a while ago but hadn't got round to taking pictures of it., it is for a space fan.



Inside


I made it using a Sizzix sizzlits die decorative strip called Outer Space. I used a black card for my base card and painted a moon with some white shimmer paint, stuck the space men etc on and stamped the greeting inside using some mini alphabet stamps, and used a peel off for the front of the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Addicted to stamps - Create a scene

Craftitude Challenges - Anything goes or anything beginning with an S - Space

Artistic Inspiration - One layer only

Thanks for looking at my blog.

Louise x

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Happy Birthday...

Hi Peeps,

I made this card for my 3 year old son (soon to be 4) from his baby brother. I have had this Winnie the pooh picture years, i brought a slimline calender years ago and kept the pictures as i thought they might be useful for a card one day. I just layered it onto some old Orange paper. And i just added a Happy birthday greeting made using my Craft Dragon, and a Chipboard  Roo from a Winnie the pooh card making set (also years old), and finally the word Brother i did on the computer years ago too.



I think my son will like it. i hope so anyway.

I am entering this card into the following challenge

Artistic Inspiration - One layer only or anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment for a child

Thanks for looking,
Louise x


Monday, 30 September 2013

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge day.......


Hi everyone,
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
Today's card is a tag not a card!! It is for the new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy here. This week it is 'anything but a card' .
Please go and have a look at the challenge, if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you can enter anything goes.

I have used a digi stamp image from sheet 463, available here, a lovely girl, I printed out the precoloured version, and cut out and Distressed the edges with some Tim holtz distressing ink. Then I covered the tag with some printed papers I got free from a magazine, I distressed around the edges. Rubbed on some old text rub ons. Added a few gems and ribbon.

Front

Back

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges

Ladybug crafts ink - no squares allowed

4 Krafty Girls - Anything goes

Craftitude challenges - Anything goes

Make it Monday  - anything goes



Thanks for looking at my blog, comments are welcome.
Louise x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Today is another new day for the Whoopsi daisy Challenge here, the theme this week is Ribbon and Bows.

I used an image off sheet 205


She is such a cutie......
I printed her out then coloured her in using promarkers. And i layered her onto various patterned papers i have had for years and years (free from a magazine), i thought i better start using some of my old papers up!!!
I also Die cut (Sizzix) flower and leaves and punched some small flowers from scrap card. Finally added some textured velvet ribbon and bow to the card.

I have followed the Sketch from Bearly Mine for this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

4Kraftygirlzchallenges - Anything goes

Corrosive challenges - Girl on card

Bearly Mine - Sketch

Oldie but a goodie - Die and Punches ( i have used really old printed papers)

Thanks for looking at my blog, feedback welcome.

Louise x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Butterfly.....


Hi
I have done a quick a simple butterfly card, simple but effective.


I used a pink base card, and die cut a pink vellum butterfly and a gold butterfly using some sizzix die's, added some glitter and then attached a row of pink gems and glitter to the base card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Pinkgem challenge - pink and gems

Love to create challenge - keep it simple

That craft place - things with wings

That's all for today
Thanks for reading my blog.
Louise x

My Second Christmas card of the year....

Hi

Today's card is only my 2nd Christmas card I have made this year, I have followed the sketch 277 from sketch Saturday.
I have Used the free stamp from a magazine designed by Wild Rose Studio. And also the matching papers were free too. I have coloured my image using promarkers, and matted the papers onto kraft card. Stamped a greeting onto kraft card and matted onto red card. Added a strip of ribbon to the corner.



I am entering this into the following challenges

The sweet pea stampers - Kraft card

Sketchsaturday - sketch

Craftitude challenges - Anything goes

Artistic inspirations - anything goes

craftyhazelnuts Christmas - Christmas


Thanks for looking at my blog, comments are very welcome.
Louise x





Thursday, 19 September 2013

Christmas is coming...

Hi all,

Todays card is a christmas / winter themed one, i made it using mostly Sizzix dies.


I die cut out the trees and snowflakes and greeting tag. I stamped the reindeers using the Hero arts/ sizzix stamp and die set, the die cut them and stamped them again to do their sweaters. The card base i used a sizzix Embossing folder. Added a few gems to the noses and tag, and some twine.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Pink Gem Challenge - Two individual  images - used two different reindeer stamps

Crafting when we can - seasons -Winter

Papertake weekly Challenge - Make it sparkle - glittered snowflakes , Gems, shimery paper

Make it Monday  - no theme

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas - Christmas

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise
x

Monday, 16 September 2013

Tea Party....


Hi fellow blogging friends,
Today card is my Guest DT card for the new challenge starting today over at Whoopsi  daisy. The theme for this week is 'more than 2 designer papers'.

I chose an image of sheet number 205. Which is available to buy here.
I printed off the image and coloured it in with promarkers.
I chose to do an easel card and matted and layered and stitched around the edge of some designer papers from Dovecraft Tea party 8"x8". I also die cut some out to stick on the base of the card, and attached some Dovecraft cupcake boutique embellishments -button,flowers,bunting.  I also embossed the word 'enjoy' using a cuttlebug folder and then sanded it down and drew round the edges with glitter Sakura pen and cut round it. The bunting was done by attaching them to some double sided tape and on the back I attached some bakers twine and wrapped them round a flat stiring stick. finally I cut a few cupcakes out of the designer paper and attached them and added some Glossy accents to the image.

Front and base
                     Inside

I would like to enter this card into the following challengs

Shelly's images challenge - roll a die -3 punch or die (I used a die for the leaves as well as the two small shapes ),5 dry embossing,6 item of choice. I chose button.

4kraftygirlzchallenges - anything goes

Paper take weekly challenge - child's play

Addicted to stamps - use markers I used promarkers on the image.

Through the craft room door - Anything goes

Crafting when we can - seasons I chose summer


Thanks to all for looking at my blog, comments are most welcome.
Thanks Louise x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Wine......

Hi Everyone,

Today's card is one i have made for my friends birthday.



I thought it was a good stamp when i saw it!!

It is a stamp from Inky Antics, i stamped it then coloured it using promarkers, Layered it onto some black velvet material. I stamped some wine glasses and bottle all over some red card to make the background. Layered it onto black glossy card,attached a strip of white and black patterned card, then finished it with four jewelled brads from dovecraft.

I would to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafting when we can - repeated images (wine bottle and glasses)

Totally paper crafts - black,red and a little white

Thanks for looking at my blog, comments are welcome
Louise x

Monday, 9 September 2013

Happy 18th Birthday

Hi All,

I just want to say i am so happy and have been very lucky as i have been picked to be a Guest Design Team member on Whoopsidaisy and today's card is the first one i have made for the Challenges.
This week's new challenge is here at Whoopsidaisy Challenge. This week challenge is Anything Fall related, so i used the colours for my card.


I used one of the lovely images off sheet 343 available here at Whoopsidaisy.

I coloured it in using promarkers, and attached it onto some printed designer papers from Papermania and K&Company. i punched a border strip using an Xcut punch and used it to separate the papers.
Finally i attached a leaf sticky ribbon onto some yellow card, and a couple of greetings.

I love the image she reminds me of one of my Neices.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges

Corrosive Challenge - Fall

One sweet challenge - Brown, yellow, orange, red

Papertake weekly challenge - Anything goes

4kraftygirlz challenges - Anything goes

Addicted to stamps challenge - Anything goes

I would also like to show this card to the girls at mim 'make it Monday'.

Thanks everyone for looking at my blog,  I would love to hear what you think?

Louise x


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Happy Anniversary

Hi All,
 I have made a card for my husband and my wedding anniversary, it is quite a simple card, I followed a sketch from Sketch Saturday.


I used one of the lovely glittered die cut decoupage sheets from Trimcraft Riverbank Revels designed by Helz Cuppleditch.
I drew around the edge of the card with Marvy LA plume pens, and attached a sheet of blue gingham paper then the swan topper, and finally a greeting matted onto blue card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Through the craft room door - Anything goes

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise x


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Birthday dear friend....

Hi everyone,
Strictly started tonight!!!! Yippee
Anyway onto today's card is one I made for my friend, using the lovely Dovecraft cupcake boutique set.


I used some of the 8" x 8" cupcake boutique papers as half of the background, the other half some blue textured card which I embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I distressed it slightly with Tim Holtz lilac distress ink. Added a little pink ribbon in the centre. The topper is a die cut decoupage from the cupcake boutique range, I then matted it onto red gingham paper. Finally I added some flowers and bunting from the cupcake range, and some gems and a greeting.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Artistic inspiration challenge - Anything goes

Aud Sentiments challenge - any sentiment

Bearly mine - Anything goes

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise x



Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Best Wishes from the 70's...........

Hello to Everybody,

I have made a quick card for my brother in law's birthday.



It is using one of the La Pashe Flippin Teenagers decoupage sheets (which i have had for quite a few years). It is likened to Bay city Rollers, The good old days!!!When i were a kid.....

I used some patterned paper for the background from Papermania, and some craftwork cards candy coloured with some silver dots.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Oldie but a Goodie - Spots and stripes( everything used is older than 6 months)

That Craft Place - Music

Pollycraft - for the Kids

Thank you for looking at my blog

Louise
x


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Friends....

Hi all,

Today i have a card i made using the lovely Joanna sheen -Faye Whittaker stamp 'Sunshine of life'.


I have stamped it and coloured it with promarkers, i am still trying to learn how to do all the shading!!

The background is designed around the Sketch  from Papertake weekly challenge sketch no 82, i drew a few faux stitches on a couple of the background pieces, and embossed one with the Tim Holtz Sizzix sun rays embossing folder.  I just added a few flowers touched up with some gems and cosmic shimmer acrylic drawing ink.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges

Papertake weekly challenge - Colour themed

Joanna sheen challenge - Pink

Ladybug crafts ink challenge - Sketch

Thanks for looking at my blog

Louise x




Monday, 26 August 2013

Space Happy Birthday

Hello,

I have made an easel card for my Nephew's birthday, i love the finished result, i might make another for my other Nephew too.... i must admit every time i have used the spacemen die's i have enjoyed making the card and loved the results!!









Here is the inside
And a close up


 I used the Brilliant Sizzix die's for the Astronaut's and rocket ship and planet.  The embossing background were all Cuttlebug embossing folders.  The Black/Coloured card i used is the coordinations black magic card. The aqua card was just some i have had for years.

I attached some red spotted ribbon and some alien brads(Around the block Boy brads), and a peel off greeting onto a card tag, coloured with festive berries distress ink. I also coloured the planet and rocket ship i with Sakura moonlight pens, and stardust pens.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Lori Boyd challenge - Aqua and Red

Oldie but a goodie challenge - Embossing (old products on card - Everything!! )

As you like it challenge - Shaped card and why

Thanks for looking at my blog

Louise x




Sunday, 25 August 2013

Best Wishes.....

Hi blogging friends,

At last all the rain has stopped, it rained non stop yesterday and last night, the sun is back this afternoon! :-) 




Today's card is one I made using a free stamp (somebunny to love)from a magazine.  I coloured it using my promarkers, then die cut it, and then die cut a scalloped circle (spellbinders) out of pink card. I embossed some peach shimmery coordinations card and sanded it slightly. Wrapped some spotted ribbon round the card.  I drawn some faux stitches around the peach card and the base card.
Finally I attached a few cardboard embellishments, buttons, gems and a bow onto the bunny's head.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Pollycraft challenge - buttons and bows


That craft place - Faux or real stitching

Thanks for looking at my blog,

Louise x


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Birthday Pussy cat....

Hi All,

Here is a card i did with a cat theme in mind.



Firstly I stamped the cat (paper artsy stamp), and coloured it in using my brown and beige coloured promarkers.  I then stamped some paw prints onto pink card using a cat stamp set from lakeland years ago, then attached them either side of the image, then layered it onto brown card. The base of the card I stamped a birdy friend cage (from the lakeland set), I embossed a strip of pale pink card with a happy birthday sizzix embossing board, attached A ribbon along the edge.  I also die cut two circles, and stamped a kitty throne on the top circle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Passion for promarkers  - favourite colour combo I have pink and brown

Really reasonable ribbon - brown and pink, and ribbon

Thanks for looking at my blog.

Louise x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Special Day


Hi Again,

Here is another card i made using the lovely Joanna sheen - Faye Whittaker All our yesterdays in the garden Decoupage pack.


I built up the decoupage, and layered it on to red card.  I then embossed some blue coordinations card using a sizzix embossing board, and rubbed it over with sand paper. I then attached it to my base card, added some red velvet ribbon to the middle.  I also die cut some green leaves using a sizzix die. I added them under the decoupage image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Joanna sheen - embossing

Sarah Hurley - texture and dimension

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise x

Friday, 16 August 2013

Happy Birthday...

Hi Bloggers,

Had a brill two days so far watching the Eastbourne Airshow (weather has been a bit poor though, no sign off this heatwave!!), going again tomorrow and sunday.....

Today's card is a Happy Birthday card with an Age on it, 11th birthday.



I have used aWhoopsi Daisy digi image(she looks so much like my Niece it is uncanny).  I have coloured her in using promarkers mostly yellows and limes.

I matted some lemon spotted (papermania) paper onto lime green paper then stitched all around, attached some green peel off 'Happy Birthday' greeting and a few flowers. I also embossed some foil with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and cut it out, coloured it slightly with some lime green and yellow alcohol inks. Stuck a thin piece of ribbon over the top and attached it to the card. Stuck some brown paper onto a die cut tag, then attached '11' chipboard numbers and stencilled the word 'today' using some sizzix white rub on's, also added a bit of ribbon. Finally attached the whoopsi daisy image.

I would like to enter this card into the following blog challenges

Whoopsi daisy challenge - Stitching/anything goes using Whoopsi Daisy image

Crafting when we can - Lemon and Lime

Corrosive challenge - It's only a number

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog,

Louise x



Monday, 12 August 2013

oh sailor boy.....

Hi All,

Today's card is a nice simple card, using a Whimsy Stamp 'The little captain' designed by Crissy Armstrong. I love this stamp, and i was lucky enough to win it on a Whimsy stamps blog Hop(so pleased...). It is currently on offer at Whimsy Stamps.


I Stamped the image onto white card and coloured it in using my Promarkers, i then Die cut (Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle Die)it out and matted it onto dark blue card.  The background is some textured white card stamped faintly with a Kanban Sea stamp and Versamark, then brushed over with Stamps Away Pearl Mica powder, i then matted it onto blue card. I finally wrapped some of my favourite Twine around the card, and attached a 'with love' message.

I hope you like it, i do he is so cute it reminds me of my little boys.....they both are proper blondies!!!

I love the twine because it was the first roll of twine i ever brought, and it is so useful on all different types of crafts, i have now got quite a few colours to choose from, but i think i have used the blue the most.

I would love to enter this card into the following Challenges

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - Clean and simple

Promarkers Challenge - Challenge 210 Clean and simple

That craft place challenge - Monochrome

Oldie but a goodie - Boys/Men Card - Old products card stock, twine, promarkers, almost everything

As You like it Challenge - Favourite Ribbon /or twine

Well that's it for today.  Thanks for looking at my blog.

Take care Louise
x

Sunday, 11 August 2013

You bring sunshine to my life...

Hi All,

We are due another heatwave this week!! yippee, just in time for the Eastbourne free Airshow 'Airbourne.  We are so lucky that it is on my doorstep, the Red Arrows fly over our house during their display!! Very exciting.

Anyway back to my card for today, i used one of my favourite Pennyblack stamps.


I used a sheet of Totally Tropical flowers paper(free from a magazine 2 years ago) designed by Kate Knight designer for the base paper, then i attached a piece of white card embossed with pastel yellow embossing powder, stamp used was a Sizzix Sun background clear stamp, and then distressed the card with Tim Holtz 'peacock feathers' ink.  Then attached a velvet textured piece of orange ribbon.  I stamped the image with Versa fine black ink, and coloured in using Promarkers, i paper pieced her swimsuit and the ducky, and coloured the ducky's beak, and spots using moonlight Sakura pens.  I die cut her out using a Spellbinders circle die and layered her onto a scalloped die cut.  Attached the image then various flowers,gems and finally stamped the text onto some scrap paper distressed with Tim Holtz distressing ink.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Love to Create challenge - Sketch

Papertake weekly - Anything Goes

Pollycraft Challenge - Fun in the sun

By Lori Designs - 52 Designer paper - Kate Knight Designer paper used

Bearly mine Challenge - Tic Tac Toe  - Ribbon, Circles, Die cuts

PennyBlack saturday challenge - Bright and Sunny


Thank you for looking at my blog.

Louise
x