Friday, 31 July 2015

Southern Girls Anything Goes

This week at Southern Girls Challenge  our theme is Anything goes.  Our sponsor is Ppinkydolls for this challenge, the DT ladies have made gorgeous samples with Ppinky doll images so be sure to go and check them all out on the challenge page.

I have used Circus Bebe on my Art Journal page.

I painted the background with acrylic paint, on the curtains I mixed the paint with texture medium to create a rippled material look.  I also added liquid pearls to add some definition of the different areas.  I printed the image out on slightly thicker printer paper and coloured with copics. I printed the quote out on my printer and grunged up the paper with sprays and distress ink before gluing down and  outlining the pieces and the outside of the page with a sharpie.

Thanks loads for joining me today be sure to check out the challenge.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Lacy Sunshine Christmas in July Release Weekend

Hi lovely followers :)  I am here today to share a card I have made with one of the super cute new Christmas releases from Lacy Sunshine.  Heather has drawn really fantastic images for this releases and it is hard to pick a favourite but I did manage to pick just one and Lil Peanut's Christmas Tree was it.

You can find this image and loads more gorgeous Christmas images in the Lacy Sunshine Christmas Shoppe

Here is the card I made with her.....

I used copics to colour my image and highlighted with the kids colouring pencils as they were on my desk, SO LAZY lol.  The papers are from an old basic grey 6x6 pad, I think they are called Aspen??? The bauble stamp, diecut, sentiment and ribbon are all retired Stampin'Up product and the sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps

Here is my colour card so you can see the copics I have used.....

Thanks loads for dropping by and remember to check out all the fantastic new releases at Lacy Sunshine :)

Saturday, 11 July 2015

SpiegelMom Scraps 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Anniversary Scrap Party of SpiegelMom Scraps!!  Jody, aka SpiegelMom, brought us all together to celebrate and party with all of you!  We have some fantastic fun planned for you, including prizes for all the challenges being introduced by each blogger.  Jody has rounded up some wonderful prizes for the challenge winners from Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints, May DesignsWillowfields Etsy Shop and American Crafts!! 

To play along here’s what you need to do:

1.  Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.

2. You may enter one challenge or do them all!

3. Link it up on this page under the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up!  Cool right!!

4.  Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends.  Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing!  The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17th at midnight CST.

5.  Winners will be announced on July 20th on the SpiegelMom Scraps website

Now, here’s the entire Scrap Party Line Up for you.  After you hop the blogs, there's a special bonus hop over on 3 YouTube Channels, starting at SpiegelMom Scrap's channel ! Don't miss out on that, there's a fabulous prize for hoping there also!!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog - Jody
V's Sweet Ideas - Vanessa  
Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT
Ka – Special Guest Designer
Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT       (you are here)
Nicole - V's Sweet Ideas      
Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT      

SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube
Teresa Huckle                      

So..... my challenge to you is to use Stars on your project - easy peasy right :)  

And here is my little piece of inspiration for you....

It is just like a giant shaker card lol.  I sewed a clear piece of transparency to the front of my card once I had made it then filled the top with sequins and wooden stars and finished sewing  the top shut.

I used a paper bag and sweet dots from V's Sweet Ideas plus the gold doily from her gorgeous packaging.
Remember when shopping at SpiegelMom to use the code Louise15 for a special discount :)

Thanks loads for hopping by (see what I did there ;) ) and remember to leave a comment and join in the challenges.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I love this card to bits with SpiegelMom Scraps!!!!!

You know sometimes when you are lying in bed at night and the idea for an AMAZEBALLS card comes too you and it is like,  OMG I have to make it NOW!!!!   Well that is totally what happened with this card.  But since it was 2 in the morning and I was lying in bed with a sleeping husband on one side, a sleeping 5 year old on the other and a twisted knee I decided to stay where I was and wait until this morning ;)

I started by stamping my sentiment and heart image from  CTMH  Heartstrings stamp set on white heavy weight cardstock from Gina K with SU inks in Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.   I then layered up the card because I knew there was a chance of warping due to the amount of glossy accents I was going to be using.  Once I had it adhered I then filled in a quarter of the inside of the stamped heart with glossy accents from Ranger and started to layer my SpiegelMom Scraps Pink Rose Sequins onto the glossy accents, once I filled in the wet part I added some more glossy accents and repeated this until the heart was completely filled with sequins.

Once dry, that part took ages, it looks awesome....

So there you have it, super pretty and super shiny :)

Thanks loads for joining me today.