Friday, 8 July 2016

It's A Floral Frenzy At Southern Girls....

The new challenge went up yesterday over at Southern Girls and we want to see flowers.... Lots and lots of flowers.

We are being sponsored for this challenge by Polkadoodles which is where that delightful image on my card comes from, her name is Winnie fruit punch and there is a great collection of images with her doing allsorts in the webstore.

I actually made this card at our monthly Otane Scrap day so it was kind of a limited supplies challenge for me too ;)

I coloured the image with promarkers and the sentiment and dies are from Stampin Up and the papers are October Afternoon from a 12x12 collection.

A very sweet Australian lass is now the proud owner of this card as she was here on holiday when her birthday arrived. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you will come and play along at SGC

I wish to enter the following challenges
Fab n Funky - 2 or more DPs
Addicted to stamps - Anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenges  - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For a girl
4 crafty chicks - summer
The paper shelter - summer days
Lil red wagon - summer  Top 3

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Anything Goes at Bizzy Bec's

Our new challenge starts today at Bizzy Bec's 
As always our challenge is Anything Goes so it makes it nice and easy for you to play along.

This is my card for this month...

I have used...
Pre Order Penny Black Fairy Sweet
Corner Die similar to Wild Rose Corner flourish

I used papers from Simple Stories and the image is coloured with copic markers.  
I cut the hello little one on my silhouette.

Thanks loads for dropping by to visit

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Yay Kites

Hi, Louise here today to share with you a card made with the Lawn Fawn Yay Kites stamps and die sets.  These are available now for pre-order over at Bizzy Bec's shop.

This was my first time actually using a stamp set with a matching die and it was pretty simple.
My only tip would be use washi tape to hold the dies in place when cutting.

I coloured my images with markers and foam mounted some of them against the base of the card.

For the hills at the bottom of the card I used Stitched Hillside Borders also by Lawn Fawn

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed my first post as a member of the Design Team  at Bizzy Becs :)

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Card and Cupcake Box Set

Last year I was on a design team for a stamp illustrator and she asked me to make a project for her online magazine.
The magazine took nearly a year to go live and I was pretty disappointed that she hadn't let me know that she wasn't using my project or I could have posted it last year!
Anyway I will share it with you now and just to let you know the recipient thought it was fantastic so I guess that is what matters.

 So starting off with the card.....

Continuing with the cupcake box...

and here is the set together :)

I was thrilled with how they turned out and I for one am proud to share them.
Thanks for dropping by,

I would like to enter these in the following challenges...

Get Creative Challenges - Bingo - Purple, Doily, Stamp  Top 3:)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Shimmer and Shine
Simon Says Stamp - add some shimmer

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The Kids Are Alright - Southern Girls Challenge

The new challenge is up over at Southern Girls Challenge  and this fortnight we are all about kids.
We have 2 fantastic sponsors offering prizes and one of those is Julia Spiri.  
I used one of Julia's images on my card...

Isn't she cute :)
I used a sketch from I Heart Sketches for my card.
I have coloured her with Copic markers ad added stickles on her wings.
I added some accents with a Bo Bunny pearl pen.
The papers came from a 6x6 pad called My Girl by American Crafts
I used a couple of dies and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you will come and play along with us.

I would also like to enter the following challenges with my card....

The Crazy Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, Digi, Flowers
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Make It Girly

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Bizzy Bec's Challenge - Anything Goes

It is time for the monthly challenge to start over at Bizzy Becs and extra exciting is I am now on the DT for Bizzy Becs :)

I have used a few pre-order items from the store for my card.

Gorjuss Girl Stamp pre order- The Collector
Wild Rose Papers - Annabel's Meadow
Marianne Designs preorder - Doily Die

I hope you will come and join in the challenge with us and make sure and check out the res of the DT ladies cards.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Card Class Update

 Recently I participated in a class called Clear and Sheer at Online Card Classes.  I don't know what possessed me to sign up as I have never been fond of using vellum and a lot of the samples included vellum.

I tried my hand at some of the techniques, while some I still need to do, with varying degrees of success .   I will talk you through them as we go....

This one I liked :)  This was basically watercolouring a card base and adding a small piece of vellum over the top.  I used a stamp by Tim Holtz andcoloured the images and background with shimmering H2Os.  The sentiment was embossed with Zing ebossing powder and is a hero arts sentiment.

 I enjoyed making this one too, although it is pretty much a direct copy of the sample.
I diecut everything on my silhouette portrait.

The cards below are tragic!!!!  But I will share anyway to show what a complete stuff up I made.
They are supposed to be ombre effect on vellum using spamp pads, while in actuallity they are just a freaking hot mess.   Jennifer McGuires looked great though ;)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Anything Goes wth Southern Girls - Thoughts on 40

This fortnight Team Lou are up over at Southern Girls Challenge and for this one it is a nice easy Anything Goes Challenge.

I have decided to share my "Thought's On 40" layout which I did as my kit swap at last months Otane Crafts Scrapbooking Swap.

The photos were taken on my 40th birthday which was a day I had been dreading for MONTHS.
Turned out it wasn't so bad.
I was building it up to be some horrible day but it was just the same as any other and I still feel the same as I did when I was 30, just with a bit more life experience and less tolerance for dickheads.
I also couldn't really give a fat rats arse what people think or say about me anymore.
I have friends, really good friends and they and my family know me and that is what matters and if other people think I am not good enough to talk to or want to talk about me, whatever.
I am happy with who I am, I love my family, I care about my friends and I have a great life :)
So there you have my thoughts on 40. LOL

I hope you will come over and join us at the challenge and play along

Friday, 15 April 2016

A Day Late.....

a buck short, I'm writing the report, on losing and failing.  When I move I flailing now. 
Blink 182

There you go, start your day with a little punk rock I always say :)

Anyway, I am a day late with with this card for the southern girls challenge.
This fortnight is the turn of Team Lou (yep my team),  and we want to see patterned paper on  your project.
YEP, that's it, add some patterned paper and you could be into win a prize from Lacy Sunshine or Pppinkydolls.

I have used a Ppinkydoll image on my card.
Her name is Fifi.

When I started this card I knew exactly who I was making it for which made life a lot easier.  My dad wanted to send my Aunty a card as she has been in hospital unwell, she is home now though so that is FANTASTIC!  So this card is her get well card :)

I used some paper out of my stash and cut the base using a cut file from the Silhouette Design store.  SO EASY!

I coloured my image with my birthday promarkers (better than copics IMO)
and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks loads for dropping by and I hope you like my card,

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Simon Says Stamp - Lets do the Polka
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Get Well
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

Sunday, 10 April 2016

OAC Kit Swap #2 and the Blatherings of a Soccer Mum

This is the second layout I completed from the OAC kit swap.

I used quite an old photo of Will from when he had his curly locks.
Man his his was CUTE!

This kit was put together by Robyn for us all.

The papers in this kit were from KaiserCraft and the letter stickers are both American Crafts Thickers.  The letters came from my stash.

Yesterday we had Soccer grading day, it went pretty well.
Although this year I found things more stressful as i actually had to go!  Normally I just send hubster along with the boys and stay home with the two littlies.  But this year,  I had to go as I am now part of the soccer committee.
Oh well, I guess the things we do for our kids hey?

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, 9 April 2016

OAC Kit Swap Layout #1 and some fantasy tv programming love.

In my last post I showed my layout for the OAC kit swap.
Today I am sharing a layout I completed with Raewyn's kit.
The photo is of my kids and my close friend's children.

I am not sure what the papers are that were included in the kit or the diecut, BUT I love how this turned out :)

I am also so excited as we have re-signed up with Neon TV this month so we can watch season 6 of Game of Thrones.
Even more exciting is they have a new show starting at the end of April based on Terry Brooks Shanara series YAY!   I am looking forward to that and hope it lives up to my expectations.  I kind of thought Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy would be made into a series first but hey ho, I will take what I can get.

Thanks for dropping by,

Friday, 8 April 2016

Such A Useless Blogger!!!!!!!!

I don't know what is up with me and blogging at the moment!
I have been creating, I have actually been doing HEAPS of scrapbooking.
I joined a kit swap with my fellow scrappers from the Otane Arts Center where I attend a monthly scrap crop.

This is the layout kit I gave to the participants.... 

It was made with an older collection from Kaisercraft and silhouette cuts.

I will share some of my layouts made with kits I received in the swap in some upcoming posts.

Thanks for dropping by,

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

On A Wing And A Prayer....

Hi, so you may remember a couple of cards ago that I mentioned that I send my Brother and SisterIL's cards together?
Well here is my brothers card....

A bit different to my usual style but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
I have used an image from Sassy Cheryl called A Wing and a Prayer.
I coloured with copics this time, although  am now preferring my promarkers to colour with.

The background is prismacolor pencil.
I cut the hill with my new Lawn Fawn border dies which I was inspired to buy by Karen who makes LOADS of amazeballs cards with them.

Thanks loads for dropping by :)

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Crafty Kiwi Mama: Blogaversary - Candy

My good friend Wendy is having a fantastic giveaway on her blog - make sure and go and check it out at ...... Crafty Kiwi Mama: Blogaversary - Candy:

Monday, 7 March 2016

A Bubble Kind Of Wish

Hi lovely Peeps :) It is such a stunningly beautiful day here today.
I won't make this a long post as I want to get outside and enjoy it before it gets too hot.

Today I have a card made with a Lia Stamps image coloured with promarkers to share with you.

I have used a sketch from Paper Play Sketches for the layout...

I have used papers from the My Girl stack by American crafts and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The beautiful sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I am entering in the following challenges apart from the sketch mentioned above....
Creative Moments - Anything Goes with optional sentiment on front
Allsorts Challenge - Feminine 
Crafty Friends - Flowers

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

ADFD Card For Carolyn

Way back in January it was my sister in law's birthday. And last week it was my brothers.  Me being quite a bit Scottish descended I don't like to waste money, so I always send their cards together.  I know, tight aye ;)

I have recently rediscovered my love for A DAY FOR DAISIES stamps, I used to use these ALL the time but then I started doing more DT work which meant I had to use certain images and many of my much loved stamps and companies were put on the back burner.  Well now I'm back (haha just had a Gloria Gaynor moment) and embracing all those stamp companies I love.

For this card I have used an image called "A Special Flower" I have coloured her up with promarkers....

The papers are MME Stella & Rose - Mabel. The flowers are from Fancy Pants
and I cut the sentiment on my silhouette cutter.

Thanks loads for dropping by,

I would like to enter the following challenges....
A Day For Daisies - Dimensional Flowers
Crafty Boots - Something for the ladies
Crafty Cardmakers - for a special woman
Shopping Our Stash - No White Paper
Inky Chicks - Ribbon or Lace

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Mad Keen Hunter Layout

Yesterday was the last Saturday of the month so that means Otane Scrap Crop day.
Yesterday was my second time and I love it!!!  I blasted out 3 and a bit layouts.  Today I am sharing one which is based on a sketch at STUCK?! Sketches

Here is my layout....

and here is the sketch I followed...

I have flipped it as you will be able to tell.
I used papers from Fancy Pants' Happy Go Lucky collection.  I would normally have sewn the circle with a sewing machine but since I was at a crop and didn't see the sewing machine in the corner until I was onto my third layout I have used bakers twine.
The alphas are thickers and the other bits and pieces are all from my stash.

Thanks loads for dropping by

Monday, 22 February 2016

Ode To Summer.....

I think this year has been the best summer in absolutely ages!
Lots of lovely swimming weather along with enough rainy days to keep our tanks ticking over without the water tanker being called on. 

So as a little homage to the gorgeous summer I have created this card using the sketch from Sketch Saturday 

The image is from All Dressed Up and the papers are Stella & Rose - Mabel by My Minds Eye.
I cut the sentiment on my silhouette.  The image is coloured with Promarkers which I just picked up for a bargain from a lady on a colouring group on FB.

Thanks loads for dropping by to see my summery card.

Along with the sketch challenge mentioned in my post  I would also like to enter the following challenges...
Passion for Promarkers - Luscious Locks
Crafting with friends - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge- Anything Goes