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

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dad you are so A-MOOSE-ING

Hi, I am here with you today to provide you with my Bizzy Bec's  monthly dose of inspiration.

Bec has so many great Lawn Fawn stamps and Dies in the store, and they really are super versatile.
Along with being versatile they are also loads of fun.

As you can see here I have made a card for my hubby from the kids.  
The set I have used is called Dad+Me and the matching Dad + Me Lawn Cuts
The sentiment is perfect as he does think he is pretty A-MOOSE-ING.
The set also comes with different elements so you can dress up your characters a bit.
My husband always wears a hat outside and has glasses so I added those 2 images to my "father moose".


I used the stamps from the set to make the background, I just stamped the separate elements  with different coloured ink adding things until it looked ok.

Then on a separate piece of marker friendly paper I stamped the father and son with memento ink and cut the images with the corresponding dies in my cuttlebug.
I then popped up the characters with foam tape.

Thanks loads for joining me 
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Crafting with friends - Anything goes 
Cut it up - Bendy or scene cards (the moose are die cut stamps)
Heartful Challenge - Repeating + stamp
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Allsorts Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


Monday, 6 February 2017

Anything Goes at Bizzy Becs

Time for our February Anything Goes Challenge at Bizzy Bec's.
This challenge for my inspiration project I have a card made with a stamping Bella image.

Bec has the Stamping Bella NEW RELEASE in store available for pre-order so be sure to check out the new Bella stamps that are available.


The papers for this card are all from my stash.
The image was coloured with promarkers.
The ribbon is AC.
The inkpad for the sentiment is from SU

Products  from Bizzy Bec's

Thanks loads for dropping by,
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.......
Heartful Stamping - Rubber Stamp for someone special.
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes with ribbon.


Friday, 27 January 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Birthday Chicks

Today is my first post as a member of the Colour Crazy Challenge team.

We have been sponsored this challenge by Pickled Pot Pourri.
I have used Birthday Chicks available in the Animals section of the store

I coloured the image with promarkers.
The papers are an old Cosmo Cricket line.

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

Simply Papercrafts -- Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack -Anything Goes
Aloha Challenges - Anything Goes - Top 3 pick :)
Craft Rocket - Add a bow

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Southern Girls Retro Challenge - Buttons and/or Brads

Southern Girls Challenge is into our second challenge for 2017 and the first for Team Lou for this year.
Team Lou has 2 new faces joining us for 2017.
Please join me in welcoming Tracy M & Karen R to team Lou and the SGC team.
We are so stoked to have them joining the team!

In 2017 we are trying something a little different, every so often we will be having a RETRO challenge.
These challenges are designed to have you dig into your stash and get rid of some of those older supplies that might be hanging around unloved.

For this fortnights challenge we would love to see you use some Buttons and or Brads on your projects.  Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

Thanks to our 2 amazing sponsors for this challenge.....

Ppinkydolls



And here is my card for the challenge....
Using Little Star from Ppinkydolls

I hope you will come over and join us in the challenge
Lou

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

I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon says stamp- Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Make it digital

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

To The Moon And Back with Bizzy Bec's and Stamping Bella

I am still totally loving the Stamping Bella stamps available in the shop at Bizzy Bec's.
I really can't see my love affair with them ending anytime soon.

For today's share I have used "Ramona and Teddy in a balloon" stamp



The papers are from my stash and the image is coloured with Promarkers.

Shop Supplies are....

Memento inkpad Tuxedo Black

Thanks for joining me today 
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.....
Crafty Sentiments designs - Dies
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp - Spread your wings
Pile it On - Quote or Saying

Friday, 13 January 2017

Anything Goes with Bizzy Bec's

A new month means a new challenge over at the BIZZY BECS blog.

I have made this card with awesome products from Bec's store .
There is a huge range of dies and stamp available so be sure to go and check it out.

Here is my DT make for this months challenge....

 I do think I may be slightly addicted to Stamping Bella stamps!
Image is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are Amy Tangerine from American crafts.

Store Supplies used...
Stamping Bella Stamp - Fiona Loves Flowers
Die similar to - Card Shapes Circles

Thanks for dropping by :)

Monday, 9 January 2017

OMG - So Freaking Excited!!!!!! Big News!!

Righty - so as some of you may know, last year I cut my DT commitments hugely and I was only on 2 teams.
The workload was perfect, fitting in with home and kiddie commitments perfectly.
THEN, I saw a DT call at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge,
a new challenge which came about because of a shop closing.
Nikki Hall of Polkadoodles fame decided to combine 2 existing challenges and came up with 
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

The combined team needed a few extras to make up 4 sub teams and I am so excited to say 

I am on the team :)

The challenge is up and running so be sure to go and check it out.
My first challenge will be on the 29th so be sure to check back then.

Lou

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Joy To The World

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Today is the day of celebrating Christmas with your families and loved ones and it is really one of my most favourite days of the year.

The BBQ, the ham, the pool, Love Actually.
It really is the BEST day.

I am here to share the Christmas love with 2 cards made with the Penny Black stamp set, Joy to the world.


This first card feature the gorgeous little hedgie that comes in so many of the Penny Black sets, and  I just love him.  He is coloured up with alcohol markers.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...
Penny Black Saturday challenge - Christmas or Winter CLOSES 5/1/17
Crafty Calendar - Christmas Time
Crafty Hazelnuts - Use a Sentiment
Pile it on - Celebrations -closes 8/1/17




My second card uses the Santa and reindeer images from the set.
I have added hills using Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn

Thanks loads for joining me today - I will let you get back to enjoying your Christmas day.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...
Penny Black Saturday challenge - Christmas or Winter closes 5/1/17
Crafting when we can - Christmas closes 7/1/17
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Christmas - closes 8/1/17 
Heartful Stamping challenges - Anything Goes 2/1/17
Pile it on - Celebrations - closes 7/1/17

Thursday, 22 December 2016

SGC - Anything Goes with All Dressed Up

Hi Lovely followers :)
This fortnight over at Southern Girls Challenge the theme is Anything Goes again.
We have been sponsored by All Dressed Up for this challenge.

I chose to do a fairly CAS card for me using Christmas Deer .



I used KaiserCraft papers from a last years Christmas release.
The image was coloured with Copic markers and the sentiment was cut with my silhouette cutter.

Thanks loads for dropping by,
Lou

I wish to enter my card in the following challenges...
All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes closes 15/01/17
Christmas Sweet Stamping - Inspired by a song (Winter Wonderland)closes 12/01/17
Crafty Creations - Any Holiday (Christmas) closes 4/01/17
Simon Says Stamp - Make it sparkle (sparkly sentiment)
Diecuttin Divas - Santa or Reindeer

Monday, 19 December 2016

Merry Christmas to EWE

I have been busy beavering away making Christmas cards.
A fun task when you have such cute stamps and dies to work with.

When I saw this Baah Humbug Christmas stamp and dies set I knew they would be perfect for sending out this years Christmas Salutations.


I stamped the images with alcohol marker friendly ink then die cut with the corresponding dies.
Once they were cut I coloured them and glued them down.
The sheep is adhered with foam tape to add dimension.

I added the bakers twine and drew lines around the white mat to finish the card.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are having a fabulous Christmas Day.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bizzy Becs Anything Goes

It's our last challenge for the year over at Bizzy Bec's
As always the theme is Anything Goes.

I went for a Christmas theme using Baah Humbug stamps and Dies from LawnFawn, available of course in the Bizzy Becs Shop



I stamped my images with Memento Black ink  then cut them with the corresponding dies.
I had prestamped and edged the mat card with Stitched Borders Dies.
I then foam mounted the sheep and added the diecut hat and bell.

I then adhered all my layers and added the star ribbon.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you will join in at Bizzy Becs with us. 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A Bloobel Christmas at SGC

HI :)  Over at Southern Girls this fortnight we have another Anything Goes Challenge.
One of our fabby sponsors is a fave of mine Bloobel Stamps.
I have used one of the Bloobel images on my card....



I used Promarkers to colour my image and the papers are an older MME line.
The clear drops are from Stampin Bella from YEARS ago, I just rediscovered them in a craft drwer.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks loads for dropping by 
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
The Crafty Addicts - Xmas Papers
Allsorts Challenge - anything Christmas
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Wintertime
Passion for Promarkers - 3 fave colours- Red, Grey, Brown
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Pop It Up With Southern Girls Challenge

This fortnight at Southern Girls the theme is about popping things off your projects.
I went for the obvious and popped the image and sentiment up with foam strips.
The image is called "Baby Elf" and is from this challenges sponsor Julia Spiri



I gave the promarkers a break this time and used my copic markers instead, because I have more greens and browns in my copic collection.

I used the sketch from "Feeling Sketchy"
The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I bought it about 8 years ago  and can't for the life of me remember the name of it but it has loads of "Thinking of You" stamps in it.
Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Julia Spiri Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Blue, Image and Flowers
Feeling Sketchy
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Wish Big at Bizzy Becs

Hi, I am here to today to share my Bizzy Bec's DT project with you.

For this card I aimed to make a quick and easy shaker card,  ummmmmm, so didn't turn out that way.
I will share a tip with you that I learnt this week as I decided to change.  DO NOT use mono glue or Tacky glue for shaker cards.  It does not dry properly and remains sticky or tacky.  So your sequins will stick to any of the mono or tacky glue that has slipped out from the layers.

II ended up taking my card to pieces and salvaging the image to start again.

Here is the finished card....

All the items I used that are available from Bec's are pre-order.
Product from Bizzy Bec's with links.....

Penny Black Wish Big clear stamp set (which is on special at the moment with free shipping in Australia)

I coloured my image with Letraset Promarkers.

Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Craft dee Bows - Handmade bow
Dream Valley - One for the girls
Love to scrap - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps -Lots of Layers
Crafting when we can - No square cards 


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes - 5 Today

Today is my baby boys 5th birthday it is also the day that Bizzy Bec's October Anything Goes Challenge.

I am sharing my boy's birthday card for the challenge....


I have used the following items from Bizzy Bec's on the card....
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty words Lawn Cuts Die

I watercoloured the stamped image with shimmering H20 watercolours.

Thanks loads for dropping by,
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Inky Chicks - Animals
Sunnyday Crafting - Anything Goes
Ellibelles Creative Moments - Critters and Creatures

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pretty In Pastels With Southern Girls Challenge

This fortnight at Southern Girls we want to see pastel colours on your projects.

We are lucky enough to be sponsored by Art By Miran.

I have used an image called Gentle Astrid....


I used a selection of different lines of paper collections.
The banner and "hello" are both diecuts.
The image is coloured with promarkers.


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

Passion For Promarkers - Spots and/or Stripes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Shimmering, Shakin Yay Kites

Hi I am here with you on this drizzly, cold spring day.  At least it is in my part of the world.  A perfect day for crafting on the upside.

I am sharing my Bizzy Becs DT card for this month which uses the totally versatile,
extremely cute Lawn Fawn Yay, Kites stamp and Yay, Kites Lawn Cuts


For my card I decided to make a scene shaker card. 
I stamped the kite and clouds on the card base and coloured with Shimmering H20 paints, then I cut the glitter card for the frame and adhered the acetate to it.  I then added my foam tape to the base so it couldn't be seen and poured in the sequins and flattened them out so I could stick the frame and acetate on.
I then stamped and cut the "hello" and squirrel and glued them to the top.



The pic above shows the sequins all shaken out, cute hey?


Thanks loads for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to make a shaker card of your own
Lou.