Monday, 28 December 2015

Splish Splashin Around Layout

With finishing up on lots of the Design Teams I was on for 2015 I have time to scrapbook again which is really exciting for me, especially considering it was my first paper crafting love and what got me started down this crazy road.

I took some photos of 2 of my kids splashing around in the pool they got for Christmas with my Instax and while the photos are a bit crap and overexposed they definitely capture the fun my children were having so I decided to scrap them.

With it being a while since I actually have done any scrapbooking I really needed a start point so I googled some scrapbooking challenge and found this sketch...

at Stuck Sketches, I liked that I could use some summery papers I had on my desk with it.

And here is my finished page....

I really like how playful and sunshiney this layout turned out.
Hope you enjoy it too :)

Thanks for visiting and remember you can follow me on instagram too at or just search loulouforsyth on the app.

Have a fabulous day

Monday, 21 December 2015

Bring On The Sparkle Blog Hop With SpiegelMom Scraps

Welcome to 

We have an awesome line up with you for our Holiday Blog Hop
The Sparklers and a couple of special guests.
While I am thinking of it, if you love sequins and pretties you should apply for Jody's DT call at SMS, it is a great team and lots of fun.

Here is my hop card for you...

I have used All is Bright papers from MME and the image is precoloured from The Paper Shelter.
I have made a shaker using a die from American Crafts, I think it is Amy Tan, but it is pretty old.
I filled the shaker with Cinnamon & Sugar Sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Here is the blog line up, Make sure and comment on each project to be in to win an awesome prize.


Charity Feit

Amy Lee

Kat Benjamin

Sarah McClellan

Louise Forsyth (You Are Here)

So there you have, join in and play along at our Facebook event too.

Thanks for popping by Lou :)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

A Deer Card To Share

Another card to share today, and yes it is another Christmas card.  BUT against my better judgement I have done a Winter themed card.  I usually steer away from Winter Christmas Cards as it is kind of ridiculous giving a snowy card for Christmas when it is boiling hot outside.
However I purchased this sweet image from the paper shelter and it is a wintery scene and I have some snowflake dies so here you go, a Winter Xmas card.

The papers are old ones Hero Arts "Aspen Snow" which is still a fav with me.
I have added Frantage on the layers, what a mission!  Looks lovely but is it really worth the huge effort? The cardstock is Bazzill and the ribbon and thread are both American Crafts.

Thanks loads for popping by and I would love you to leave a comment so I can visit you in return,

I would like to enter my cards in the following challenges...
Morgans Art World - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Cas-ual Chic - Snowflakes
My Sheri Chrafts - Christmas Spirit (Vintage)
Crafty Hazelnuts - Christmas
My Time To Craft - Christmas Animals

Thursday, 10 December 2015

A Little Christmas Angel

Hi, I hope everyone is as excited as I am about Christmas being only 15 days away WHOOP WHOOP.

I have been loving making up some cards with pre coloured images from The Paper Shelter.
Sometimes when you have lots of cards to make and colouring the images takes SOOOOOOO long it is ok to cut corners a little, particularly when they are as cute as this image :)

I have used papers from the Holly Jolly collection by Kaisercraft, available from Artful Crafts.
The die was given to me by my friend Tracy, it is a Marianne Designs one.
The ribbon and embossing powder are both from American Crafts and I have used liquid pearls for the berries.
The image is printed on Gina K luxury cardstock.

Thanks loads for dropping by,

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas Card
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting From the Heart  - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Diecuts and punches
Little Red Wagon - Snow Much Fun

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

SpiegelMom Scraps Christmas Bloghop

Christmas is only 24 days away here in New Zealand which TOTALLY excites me!
AND we are having the SpiegelMom Scraps bloghop starting today too.  So very auspicious day all round really :)

Here is my hop card....

I started by layering my papers and then sewing the top layer and mat on my sewing machine with gold thread.  Originally Santa was a square layer too but you couldn't see all the stars I cut on my silhouette from transparency and sewed to the card and filled with delish sequins and stars.
I have used Rockin Red Stardust and Cinnamon & Sugar Sequin Mix from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store.  I then added the ribbon and bow to the card and stamped and glued my sentiment.
Then I fussy cut my image which is called "December 26th" and is from The Paper Shelter.  I have used the precoloured version.

And here is a close up of my stars....

Thanks loads for dropping by and remember to join in the hop! 

Here is the hop line up.....
Louise Gannon Forsyth -  You Are Here :)

Be sure to comment on all the blogs and you could be in to win.
Also use the code Louise15 in the SMS store for a special discount.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges....
Cutiepie Challenge - Simply Cute & Christmasy
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Lots of Layers
Dream Valley - Stitching
Crazy Challenge - Everything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Twist of Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter/Christmas