Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Be a Shining Star with Lawn Fawn and Bizzy Bec's

Hi, I am here with you today to share a card made with

I actually made this as a sample card for a children's card making workshop I held in the holidays.
The children had lots of fun cutting out the animals with the Upon a Star Lawn Cuts dies and popping them off the card with foam dots.
I also used Meadow Borders Lawn Cuts to make the hill the animals are sitting on.
The white stars and sentiment are embossing powder.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Louise

Monday, 10 July 2017

A few Things......

Those more observant of you may have noticed I have been pretty quiet.
Well I have had a very sick son.
He has Osteomylitis and was admitted to hospital for a week a couple of weeks ago.
He could have lost his toe if not his foot if I hadn't kept pushing that something wasn't right about his "infected toe".  After the third visit to our local practice we finally had some luck as the doctor we got was AMAZING!  She got us booked into the hospital for an appointment with the orthopaedic clinic.
He booked an MRI for a few days later with a follow up at the hospital a day later.
When we arrived at the hospital following the MRI we arrived at clinic to find the specialist waiting for us and my son was rushed straight into the children's ward.
He was kept in for a week on iv antibiotics.
We are now home and he has a picc line and elastomerics and we are under hospital in the home care for the next 5 weeks.
It has been pretty scary!

Here are some pics from the time in hospital....




Monday, 5 June 2017

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge - Wild Birthday

Time for our monthly challenge over at Bizzy Bec's  Blog
Come over and enter our Anything Goes Challenge to be in to win a cool prize.

I made this fairly quick birthday card.
Cute and quick is always great in my book :)



Bizzy Bec's Shop Items Used....

Lawn Fawn Wild for You Stamps


I would like to enter the following challenges...
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Fingers - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Animals
Come and get it challenges- Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Let's Go Wild

Saturday, 3 June 2017

All Up In The Stars

I decided a couple of days ago to give a moving card a crack.  I have seen loads of cool cards round the net lately using the MFT movement dies like Surf & Turf & Circle Spinner dies.

So I went on a little surf in the Krafter's Cart store and bought a couple of cute stamp sets and some of the dies.

I was so excited for them to arrive and honestly, even though I live at the bottom of the North Island and Krafters Cart is in Auckland, I shit you not, they were here the NEXT day!

Unfortunately ALL my kids were home sick at different stages during the week with all 4 home on Friday GAH.

BUT I did manage to slip into my craft room on Wednesday afternoon with Will asleep in the sun in here on the lazy boy and get a couple of hours crafting done.

I made this......

I also made a MUCH crappier one that I have pulled apart to use the good bits on another card.
Definitely a case of practice made it better.

The papers are from The Digi Chick.
The image is coloured with promarkers.

Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card n the following challenges....
DLArt Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Celebrations
Bastel-Traum Challenge - Cards for Men/Boys
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Craft Rocket - For Men/Boys

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Bizzy Bec's Inspiration - Popping Up With Lacey

Hi, I here with you today with something a little different for me.
Instead of just sharing my finished card, am going to share how I popped her out from the card.
If you have been card making for a while you will already know how to do this but if there are any newbies reading it might be helpful.


First I stamped Stamping Bella Lacey has a letter twice. Once on left over paper and once on the layer I want to use on my card.
Then I cut out the dress and head with sharp fine point scissors.



Then I coloured my main image.  The parts that will be covered  I coloured minimally to save ink in my promarkers.
Then I coloured up the cut out pieces.



Then I added foam tape to the cut outs and added them to the image. 


To finish I added Lawn Fawn Big Scripty words stamp and Big Scripty words lawn cuts "thanks"
I also diecut some Memory Box Puffy Clouds to add to the background.




Thanks so much for visiting us today and be sure to check out more inspiration from the Design Team members on the Bizzy Bec's Store Blog :)

Lou

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Huggly Little Hedgehogs

Time for our new challenge over at SOUTHERN GIRLS, brought to you by the fabulous team Lou.
This fortnight we want to see SPARKLE!

Our very spectacular sponsors are Krafter's Cart and Polkadoodles.



For my card I have used Happy Hedgehogs by MFT - Follow the link to find it at Krafter's Cart.

Super cute set...

And if you like diecutting your stamps, there is a matching die set to go go with the stamp set.
I coloured my images with promarkers before cutting them out and adhering them on the card base with foam tape.
I had already diecut the "FRIENDS" into the card base and layered the sparkly silver paper onto the card base.
Nice and easy and VERY cute.

Thanks loads for dropping by 
Louise

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

Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge



Monthly challenge time at Bizzy Bec's Blog.
We always have Anything goes and you can win a stamp or a die, be sure to come and join us.

For my card I used Stamping Bella Rudolph with a present on top rubber stamp coloured with promarkers.
I diecut the red cardstock using Lawn Fawn - Stitched scalloped borders

The sentiment is from the stamp and stamped it in Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink.

Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

ANZAC tribute

Today is ANZAC day here in New Zealand ans Australia.
The 25th is also my post day for Bizzy Becs.
So I have decided to make today's card a tribute to all those that gave and give their lives to defend us.

I have used an image from Flower Festival from Penny Black..

Unfortunately I had to hand write the sentiment and my writing is pretty hohum.

I coloured the image using H20 watercolours.

Thanks for dropping by,
Lou
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I would like to enter my card in the following challenge....

Marker Pop - Watercolour Florals

Friday, 21 April 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge with Knitty Kitty

Challenge tie for Team D over on the Colour Crazy Challenge blog.
For this challenge we are being sponsored by Eekers/Knitty Kitty digis.
The Colour me crazy challenges are always anything goes with colouring so do come by and join us.

I have used the image called Puddles of love...



I coloured the image with promarkers and the papers are from Fancy Pants Be Loved collection 6x6 pad.

Thanks so much for dropping by
Lou


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

Crafty Calendar - Spring / April Showers
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Use Something Digital
Brown Sugar - Use a Die Cut
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Friday, 7 April 2017

Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Challenge

This week at Bizzy Bec's  Challenge it is anything goes.
Come over and join us.

I had lots of fun making this card, not my usual style but one I will be doing again for sure.



I coloured the image with promarkers and the ink used on the big hugs stamp is Stampin Up dye ink in Peach Parfait.

From the Bizzy Bec's store I have used....

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

My Creative Scoop - Colour inspiration link up - Colour Spotlight Pick
Dream Valley Challenge - Our Four Legged Friends
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes - Honorary Mention top 3
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with option of cas
Fairy Tale Challenge - Cards with Animals

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Totally Gorjuss with Bizzy Becs

It's the 25th so my turn to share a little bit of Bizzy Becs inspiration with you today.
This time I decided to use a totally gorgeous Gorjuss Girl image called Sweet Tea.


I think these images deserve a bit of frou frou so I added some flowers from my stash and added some lovely scalloped borders using Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders Die.
This die set comes with 3 different sized dies so you can adjust the look depending on what you like.
I coloured the image with my copic markers this time as they have been a bit neglected with my new promarker passion.

Thanks so much for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter in the following Challenges...
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes with a rubber Stamp
Dare 2 b Artzy - Lots of layers
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with a punch or die
Glitter and Sparkle - Mothers day / for a female
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

Friday, 24 March 2017

Anything Goes At Colour Crazy Challenge

Time for Team D's week at Colour Crazy Challenge.
This week I have used Winnie I love you Mum as our sponsor is Polkadoodles....


The image is coloured with Copic Markers.

The papers are from Wild Rose Studio "Icing On The Cake" Collection.

I gave this card to my Mum for her 80th birthday a couple of weeks ago and she loves it which always makes me happy.

Thanks loads for dropping by 
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty in Pink
Craft Rocket - Make it feminine
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Southern Girls - Use a Die with Krafter's Cart

This fortnight at SGC it is my teams turn to bring you the challenge.
We are sponsored by Krafters Cart who sent me this very awesome "Howl are You?" set to use.

The dies I have used are Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders & Stitched Borders
And a speech Bubble that is a spellbinders die but I am unsure of the name of the set.

I coloured the puppy with copic markers.

Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Addicted to Stamps - CAS 29/3
Crafting By Design - Thinking Of You
Crafty Creations  Anything Goes 30/3
Inspiration destination - Anything Goes 28/3
Simon Says Stamp - More than one die or Punch
The Crafty Addicts - Anything CAS
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Monday, 20 March 2017

Cute Little Bunny Stuffies

I had the urge to create a card just because today.
No DT commitments, no orders, no birthdays but just because.

I went through my stamps and decided to use this adorable bunny pile stuffie stamp from Stamping Bella.

I went over to the Stamping Bella blog and they have a colour inspiration challenge...

So this is my take on the colours....


I also used a sketch from Paperplay Sketches.

The papers are "Documentary" by Dear Lizzy
I coloured the image using Copic Markers.

Thanks loads for dropping by today
Lou

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Baby Shower Invite Made To Order

I advertised my made to order invites on a local facebook page recently and I am proud to say I had my first order a day later.

The lady who ordered them knows she is having a girl and after 4 boys is pretty excited, I know the feeling.
So she really wanted an explosion of pink, which I think I managed to achieve. 

The image is one of the print sheets available from Lili of the Valley which I resized and set up in photo shop.
About the most time consuming thing on these was peeling the tape and tying the bows :)


There they are all together.

Thanks loads for dropping by,
Lou

Friday, 10 March 2017

Pretty Ponies EVERYWHERE!

I am so lucky that I have made a fantastic friend in my daughters besties Mum.
It makes both DD and I happy to have such good friends living close.

So DD's bestie and her little sis are both having birthdays next week and are having a combined party, so as part of our pressie I did the invites.
For the last week I have been surrounded by pink and yellow unicorns and Pegasus' 
AWESOME!

So here is what I came up with using The Greeting Farm "Magical Friends" polymer stamp set....

I coloured the images with copic markers and used sequins from SPIEGELMOM SCRAPS
The stamps are available from KRAFTERS CART

Thanks for dropping by
Lou

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Cardmaking Fun with My Son

Haha, see what I did up there ;)
Poetry has never been my strong point so I do what I can.

Last night son #2 was away at his besties (do boys even do the besties thing?) home for a sleep over for said friends 10th birthday.

For the besties birthday he received a puppy, obviously not from us.
So my son wanted to make his mate a personalised birthday card.
YAY I have handed my obsessive card making gene onto one of my children at least.
So of course I obliged to help and stamped off Lili of the Valley's Man's Best Friend rubber stamp
for him to colour while I set about doing the base and finding the correct wooden letters.



And that my friends is the finished product, however not the end of the story.

Son #2 decided to put said card somewhere safe so he could "keep it all nice" until the day of the sleepover.  Note to self - NEVER let children put things in a safe place.
It is worse than when I safely store things.
The card has not been seen since the putting away and after tears and sadness we have made another which I didn't have time to snap or have wooden letters for.
I am hoping that the remake was still happily received and the hardwork my son put in recognised by his papercraft un-initiated friend.
We all know how it feels to spend hours on a card and get a "oh yep, thanks" then it is chucked in the wrapping pile.
I will find out after school how it all went and I am crossing fingers that it was superbly. 

Thanks for dropping by and may your card making endeavours go better than Son  #2's
Lou

Friday, 24 February 2017

Smile with CCCC!

 Time for Team D's challenge over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.
As always the theme is anything goes with a hand coloured image.
Be sure to come over and join in.

Our sponsor is Star Stampz , and I have used  My Sweet Sunflower coloured with Promarkers.



The papers are an old collection (but still my all time fave) from My Minds Eye called "the Sweetest Thing - Tangerine".
I embossed the mat which the image is mounted onto with an embossing plate through my cuttlebug.
The Smile die is from Lawn Fawn and is available HERE.

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

Alphabet Challenge - Y for You Choose
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes




Southern Girls Challenge Nature Inspired

Hello, time for another challenge over at Southern Girls.
This fortnight we have team Lou (my team) with the challenge “Nature”


Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are....



Thanks to Polkadoodles & Krafters Cart for providing images for our design team to use on their projects.


This is my card for the challenge.....


available from Krafters Cart
The super cute image is coloured with promarkers.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the papers are from a 6x6 from the warehouse.

Thanks loads for visiting,
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....
CRAFT challenges - Mothers Day/Female
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes WINNER