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

Friday, 23 August 2019

Spring is in the Air at Southern Girls

I honestly didn't realise it had been so long since I have posted to my blog.  I need to up my game in a serious way.

This fortnight at the Southern Girls we want to see all things Spring on your wonderful projects.

I am sharing an older layout of my two big boys at the school pet day a few years ago.
I thought this was pretty appropriate as we are now rearing 4 lambs.
Pancake, Sparkle, Storm and Lucky.
I will share pictures of them soon.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Unicorn Birthday Wishes with Bizzy Becs

HI, here with you today to share a cute, quick and easy birthday card with you.
This card is really easy to make and can be changed up easily depending on the occasion or recipient.

All you need to do is cut out 2 pieces of white card to card front size.
Using a punch add circles to one of the pieces of card. Mark the circles on the second piece and stamp your image so they are centered inside where the window will be.
Colour up the image with your prefered medium.  Once coloured attach the top piece to the card using tape.
Add your sentiment 
and embellies and you are done.
Items used from the shop...
Stamping Bella - Set of Unicorns

Thanks for joining me today

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Girl power with The Paper Shelter

This week over at The Paper Shelter Challenge we want to see

There are so many awesome images to choose.
It was really hard for me to pick a favourite this week but  finally settled on Cute Cave Girl

I used the precoloured image this week as I was running short on time due to major computer problems.
Do not let your children play games on your computer is all I can say!
I cut the background paper with the paw prints and leaves on my silhouette portrait and the grass is a lawn fawn die cut.

Thanks for dropping by my blog

Monday, 25 February 2019

Waffling Along, Singing A Song.... With Bizzy Bec's

I am here with you today to share some Waffle Flower Stamps cuteness with you.

I decided to make a bit of a scene (lol, get it) with Happy Day stamp set.
I have been eyeing up this set for ages and I was was so excited to get my hands on it for Christmas.

I started by sponging colour on my base card with coloured ink.
I then stamped the wagon and bear with memento Tuxedo black ink onto white spectrum noir cardstock which I fussy cut.

I coloured the images with prisma pencils (need practice)
I stuck the images down and stamped and coloured the butterfly and the bee.
the grass layer was cut using Lawn Fawn grass border die and the clouds are Impression obsessions clouds.
I then stuck down all my layers and there you have it,
me making a scene ;)

Hope my card inspires you to make a scene of your own