Sunday, 26 September 2021

Lawn Fawn Mousey Magic Iris Fun with Bizzy Becs

Hi, I am here with you today to share an interactive card with you.

I have been watching videos and looking at cards made with Lawn Fawn Magic Iris die quite a bit since it was released a while ago.
I had been umming and ahhing over whether to purchase it as it is a fairly high price point and I love stamps!
But curiousity finally got the better of me, and I bought it.
I LOVE IT!!!!!

Once I got over a few teething problems, like my mini glue dots being ancient and non sticky, the iris is so easy and so effective.

Here is the first card I made using the die....

Isn't it cute!!!!

And so easy peasy.

All items used on my card are available by ordering through Bec as a special order.

Items used:
Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Die
Lawn Fawn Magic Messages Stamp set
Lawn Fawn Dandy Day Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Dandy Day Lawn Cuts
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts

If you would like to see some more of the magic iris pop over and visit my instagram 

Thanks loads for visiting the blog today and I hope I have given you a little inspiration


Sunday, 19 September 2021

Return Of Tilda The Pirate

If you follow me on my instagram page you will have seen that I stamped off some of my older images to make some cards with, if not, I stamped off some older images LOL!

One of the images was Pirate Tilda who had been languishing away in a dark drawer for too long.
I coloured her up with copic markers.

I then set about creating the scene.  I used Lawn fawn dies for the clouds and waves.  The scenery elements were stamped from My Favorite Things Party Like a Pirate. Also coloured with copics..

Thanks for popping by blog today and be sure to come back on the 25th for my Bizzy Bec's post :)

Have a great weekend 


Thursday, 26 August 2021

Lawn Fawn - Sending Big Hugs!


Hi :)
I am here today to share a card I made with Lawn product for Bizzy Bec.
If you go to the store there are currently no items available in stock, however you can email Bec using the contact link to order items.   Bec hasn't listed any lawn Fawn products on the new site yet due to postage delays because of COVID-19

Which brings me to my card.  New Zealand is currently in lockdown doe to the Delta variant getting out into some of our communites.  Guess we were being a little too kind to everyone coming "back home" and let one through with positive results.

Anyway, I feel like there are loads of people out there at the moment alone in their bubbles that could do with a big hug.  I know that when my hubby comes home at night from his essential worker position I certainly need one after a day of dreaded homeschooling GAG!

I coloured the image from "Happy Hugs" with copic markers.
The die is "Giant Sending Big Hugs"

And that is about it, pretty easy, quick card.
Hope you all continue to stay safe, 

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Chasing Butterflies with Bizzy Becs

  Hi, here with you today to share a card made with Lawn Fawn products.

Bec has a few products loaded in the shop, and once things are a little more normal with shipping she will be able to get things back in to order.  However if you contact Bec, she will do her best to source available product.

I am a bit sick of the Winter weather we have been having so I decided to make a lovely springy card.  Only 1 month and a bit to go until Spring is here again

I started off by making my background using a cloud stencil and a grass stencil with I inked using distress inks with my blender brushes.

I then added my die cut fence and Avery Elle Happy Birthday Diecut.

I coloured up some images from Lawn Fawn Butterfly kisses stamp set using my markers then fussy cut them and adhered them to my card.

Hope you enjoy my card and get a little inspiration :)

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Sending Sunny Vibes with MFT and Bizzy Becs

  Hi I am here with you today to share a card made with a  My Favorite Things stamp set.

Bec's has just started to get MFT stamp available through the store, if there is a set you would like 
contact her through the store email and she will do her best to get it in for you.

My card is made with the Sunny Vibes set.
This is a great set for making up scenes.

To begin I started with my background using masking and ink blending.
I then stamped the images on a separate piece of cardstock and coloured using alcohol markers.
Once I was done with my colouring I fussy cut my images.  There is a dies set for this set if prefer to die cut your images.
I sorted my placement, glued the pieces down and then added the extra dimension to the
background using a white gel pen and coloured pens.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope I given you a bit of inspiration to try out a scene card


Sunday, 31 January 2021

Foxy Fun

 Ok, so one month in and going well so far with the posting.  And the cardmaking :)
I have used Avery Elle Sending Hugs stamp set and dies.

I did a bit of inkblending on the background

I also found some clear drops in my draw from YEARS ago that were put out by stampingbella.

Thanks for dropping by.


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

Pink Gem Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - four legged friends
Lavinia Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Monday, 25 January 2021

Avery Elle Sending Hugs Card for Bizzy Bec's

 Hi, I am here with you today to share a happy 6x6 style card I made for the Bizzy Bec's DT

This is a bit of an eclectic card using all sorts of bits and bobs that came together pretty well in the end.

I used an Avery Elle stamp set called sending hugs and the corresponding die.  This set can be ordered from Bec by special request.
I will be honest and say that I don't usually buy the dies that go with stamp sets as I can usually cut the images out and spend the money on other stamp sets.  In this case though the dies are pretty cool as it allows the envelope in the set to be cut really easily to tuck the little critters inside.

 I finished the card with lots of enamel shapes and dots of liquid pearls.   
If you look closely you will see that my daughters cat actually walked over the card while it was drying but I thought it didn't look too bad and wasn't totally noticeable.

I coloured the image with my cheapy watercolour set, unfortunately the ink on the image disappeared so I restamped using stazon on the critters so the details showed.

thanks for popping by today and reminder that we are looking for a few DT members at Bizzy Becs 
Have a great day 


Sunday, 10 January 2021

sewing with lou

So this weekend I did a bit of sewing.   I was seriously sick of the shorts I buy for my daughter making her look like a little hoochie mumma.   I found a pattern in my stash a set to resizing it as it was a child's size 4 and I needed a girls 12.   I ended up making the legs a bit wide but overall pretty happy with the outcome.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Bizzy Becs January Challenge - Anything Goes

 HELLO - Is there anybody out there?

I am back, the super slack blogger formally, and still, known as Louise, AKA punknscrap.

I am going to be better this year... I know, I always say that.  But this time I mean it! Cripes, I sound like my children.

So it is the first challenge for the year over at the Bizzy Becs Blog

Bec is looking for a few new DT members too.  You can find the info HERE

Here is my card for the challenge....

Stamping Bella Bunny Pile Stuffies (By Request in the Shop)

Thanks for stopping by and see you again REALLY soon


Thursday, 23 July 2020

SGC - The Final Post :(

Earlier this month Trace and I made the decision to close Southern Girls Challenge.
It has been our baby for 10 years.  It wasn't always smooth sailing but it was fun. Then it wasn't anymore... 
My mum and dad moved last October and since then they have been having health problems.  Recently my mum had a stroke. It has been hard travelling to see them and still trying to do everything I did when they lived near me.
Add on top of that 4 kids with school and sports commitments plus starting back at work it was time for me to say "I just can't do this anymore".  Tracy felt the same.  She has had her own things going on and so it just seems like the right time for us to say farewell.
Today is our last post at SGC, we are so lucky to have had the most amazing DT members over the years.  Some of whom have come to join us and the current team for our last post.

Be sure to head over and say goodbye :)  It has been a blast!!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by
Lou :)

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Cutesy Girly for my Girly...

I have a daughter, she is my only girl of my 4 children. 
Just as I was mum's only girl out of the 5 of us.
Just like my mum after so many boys, sometimes my daughters behaviour  makes me go "WTF" but then I remember she is a girl and girls are VERY different to boys and I feel all blessed to have her in my life.

So this card is for her, because she is a treasure!

The image is a Krista Smith image called Heart Craft
I coloured her up on kraft cardstock with prisma pencils.

Thanks loads for dropping by

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Dreamy Dragon with Bizzy Becs

Hi, I am here with you today to share a card I made for a friend who loves dragons.
This is also my Bizzy Bec's Design Team project for this month.

I coloured up Whimsy Stamps Dreamy Dragon with inktense pencils on watercolor paper

I used a paper pad from my stash.
I stamped the sentiment from Stampin Bella Unicorn Sentiments

Thanks for dropping by and I hope I gave you a little inspiration :)


Thursday, 23 January 2020

Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Today is Team Lou's first challenge for 2020 over at

We have new team member s and this year we are going to be anything goes for every challenge.

There will still be special prizes for Aussie and NZ crafters.

For this challenge I used a stamp that is available from Auzz Trinkets and Crafts who are one of our sponsors.

I stamped the image Penny Black Radiant in grey flannel Memento ink.
I then coloured it with prisma pencils.
I masked the image and sponged around it with dye ink.
The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set.

Thanks for dropping by, come on over to SGC and play along

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

See told you I was going to be better.....

And I am back!
With barely a gap between posts, go me.

Today I am sharing an older Tiddly Inks image on a card with you.

I coloured this one on Kraft too, which will be the case with a few upcoming cards as I print out 6 images at once on a sheet of A4.

Again the image is coloured with inktense pencils.
The papers are Kaisercraft Papers from a 6.5x6.5 pad.
I did go back to 6x6 for this card base.
I am running out of large envelopes though so I either need to cut down my size or find a supplier!

Thanks for joining me today.

Sunday, 19 January 2020


OMG - My posts are getting more and more sporadic so I am about to schedule a crapload of them so that my recent cards will see the light of day.

I recently become a member of Krista Smith's patreon thing.
I love her images and I was totally sad when she closed her shop a couple of years ago.
Then I spotted on facebook that she was back creating, so exciting.
AND she has opened a brand new onling shop YAY!

So, yep, I have been making a few cards with Krista's images lately.
the first I will share with you today.

This image was one of a set of character stamps that can be used together or apart and I can not find him in the shop so not sure where you would get him now.

I coloured him up on kraft cardstock using inktense pencils.

I decided to go small and flat for the card base so that meant a pretty quick card to finish.

Thanks for popping by today

Monday, 25 November 2019

Gnomely Folling Around with Bizzy Becs

I have had this super cute set from Lawn Fawn OH GNOME for a little while but only had a chance to ink it up over the weekend.

It is really versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.
I made this card for a friend at bootcamp :)

I coloured up the images with alcohol markers.
The grass is cut using grassy hillside borders die
the clouds were cut using a die similar to Taylored Expressions cloud die

Hope my card has inspired you

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, is there anybody out there?

I have been so long posting anything on here, and when I have it has been VERY sporadic, so I really hope that there are still some people reading my blog.
It has been a pretty full on football season here with my kids but that is all over now as we head into Spring.

Over at the SGC BLOG our challenge for this fortnight is Anything Goes.
We are being sponsored by Lia Stamps and I Am Roses.

On my card I have used the Woodland set from Lia Stamps.
I did some image merging in photoshop to create the fox scene.  It had been a while since I had attempted that and I had pretty much forgotten how to do it but with perseverance I got there in the end.

I used my go to sketch for 6x6 cards and some papers from my stash.
The ribbon is a really old SU one from my demo days.
I coloured the image with copics.
The grass is cut with Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Grassy hillside borders.

Thanks to those of you still visiting xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Dragon Fun with my Silhouette Cameo

I have a post scheduled for tomorrow explaining my long absence from here, but in the meantime I wanted to share this card I made for my youngest son on his 8th birthday.

I made a template on silhouette studio and cut it on my NEW cameo.  To be fair it is a second hand V1 but new to me and I love it.
I saved the template to use again so this design will pop up again down the track.

I have used Stamping Bella Set of Dragons for this card and coloured them with copic markers. The colouring is pretty rough but I was in the zone so wanted to get it done and dusted before I got distracted by real life.

I have ordered a pixscan mat to go with the cameo so I am looking forward to having a play with that .
I will let you know how I get on.  I do miss the portrait for the ease of having it on my desk ready to go but once I start to play with 12x12 cuts I am sure I wont regret selling it to upgrade.

Thanks for dropping by,  I promise to post more from now on

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes