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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Guess what ...?

I was very lucky to be picked to join in with the girls on the Crafty Creations Challenges as a DT member following their recent DT shout out. Ubber excited but have to get my head around Yahoo where we all meet up ..... I think it's an age thing but will get there in the end!

Well this week all the newbies have been asked to join in with the challenge to introduce ourselves (as it were) and the theme is a great one "Summer" and as I have just got back off my hols and didn't have much time to create, I whipped up this quick card.

Papers: Websters Pages
Marianne Design butterfly die
Cuttlebug "Happy Birthday" folder 
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Button & ribbon from stash
Scallop edgerabilities die
SU border punch

The "stick" for my pin wheel is made using a liberated (!) Starbucks stirrer which wasn't why I liberated a few of them but works well for this card.

I am also entering my card in to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - emboss it
Whoopsi Daisy Challenges - 2 patterned papers

Well better get a move on as have to take Aaron to the opticians for a contact lens "putting in/out" lesson, having me hair trimmed and the grey hairs banished, the dog is off to the groomers and I suppose I better catch up with some house hold chores (yuk).

Lou
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Needed to make something .....

... and found these stack of papers in a drawer ... DCWV Rock Star pack .... which I haven't used in AGES and I mean AGES! My crafty clearing up came about just before I went on holiday as I managed to hurt my foot and was on crutches. Not being able to settle at anything due to the pain, I thought I would distract myself by tidying up my craft stuff and sort out any bits that I can use in school ready for the new term. That's how I discovered this pack of papers and also 4 packs of K&Co matt stack papers .... so watch out as I think I need to use up some of the old stuff before buying any more new stuff that "I MUST HAVE" ..... okay I now have to admit (before she comments) that I am in the process of buying a load of stuff off Charlie from SU !!!

Anyhow, I waffle on and have now lost what I was going to say and share ... oh, DCWV Rock Star papers. Here's a quick card that I have made only using 2 papers ... go figure, you would of thought I'd use loads more but for some reason, it didn't happen!




I have add the charms, tickets, bottle cap, chipboard bits and bobs for AGES too and thought I'd use as many as possible to make my card. I squashed my bottle top in my Big Shot but I think, I might of over done it a tad as it is now completely FLAT! The letters are from a whole wad of Letraset sheets I found neatly stored in a folder which again, I have had for AGES and really must use them up before purchasing anymore sentiment stamps or rub-ons ..... (uuummmm think I might have broken this promise already!) You remember the ones I mean .... loads of big alphabet sheets that were used in the 80's/early 90's with tracing paper in between to stop them sticking together or the letters pulling off?!?!?

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Hooked on Craft Challenges - a card for a man
The squirrel and the fox - one for the men
Paper Play Challenges - sentiment as the main focus

Well off for a coffee with a friend and to catch up on all the village gossip .... gotta be done!

Lou
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Friday, 10 August 2012

Another one ....

... it's a bit like buses I suppose .... don't see any Christmas cards and suddenly there are 2 this week! However we have glorious blue skies and WARM sunshine, so you may not see any further Christmas cards from me until nearer the time. Uuuummmm, won't promise mind you.

The challenge this week at Polka Doodles is "Celebration" as it is the closing ceremony of the Olympics and haven't we done well? The whole event has run smoothly, portrayed the country wonderfully and also some cracking #teamGB results. Anyhow, I digress, here is my card for this weeks challenge:


 Papers: Polka Doodles  "Here comes Christmas"
Image: Emma Canning"Mistletoe Moment"
Ribbon and glittery leaves from stash
Coloured with promarkers
Scalloped edgeabilities
Sentiment: Stampin Up


I've cheated a little as I have made my celebration "Christmas". I have used one of the new Emma Canning images for my card; "Mistletoe Moment", although I have been a little cheeky and split the couple up! I have used the girl by herself for my card, coloured with promarkers and the papers are from the new "Here comes Christmas" CD.The glittery bits are from some leaves I found in a sale in January and knew they would come in handy! Red gems are those lush "Doodle Dew Drops".

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Polka Doodles - celebration
My Mum's Craft Shop - Christmas
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Tuesday Alchemy - "BINGO" I have used the line: Ribbon, glitter & dies

 Well gotta dash as today is busy, busy, busy. I have to get myself up to the hospital (again!) to see how my foot is healing (maybe I can come off these crutches as I am sooooo unco-ordinated with them), quick trip to the dentist, visit a friend, get Aaron ready for the weekend and then tidy the house (yuk),

Lou
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Monday, 6 August 2012

I can't believe I've made ...

... a Christmas card soooooooooooo early in the year! However I had to use one of the new images from Emma Canning and as I have neglected my promarkers for a while now, it was great to have a little colouring session. I have used "Angel" as she looks so serene but then you know what they say about the quiet ones .... !

Image: Angel by Emma Canning
Nellie Snellen, Spellbinders & Marianne Design dies
X-Cut heart punch
Ribbon & pearls from stash
Gold Liquid Pearls 
Sentiment printed on to Safmat
Coloured with promarkers


I have deliberately coloured the image in soft tones as that is how I thought she wold look being so angelic. The baubles were made using off cuts of handmade paper, a little border, heart and dots of liquid pearls. The Spellbinders Lace Doily background is actually the grease proof paper I use to help cut the dies and free them easily; it seemed such a waste to just bin it!

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Love to create - punches and dies
Whoopsi Daisy - punches and dies
Pink Elephant - use ribbon
Christmas Card Challenges - use something new
That Craft Place - things with wings
Clearly Inspired Challenge - things with wings
Dream Valley Challenges - die cuts and punches

Well better go and nag Luke as he moves in to his house tomorrow .... 4 lads sharing a house .... uuummm, not sure I'll visit there much! He has to take up the house early even though Uni doesn't start back until mid September but he's hoping to find a job nearer Uni to get some extra funds. Okay what hasn't he packed ......

Lou
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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Thank you ..

I was very lucky and received lots of yummy presents at the end of term and decided to be a "good girl" and get ahead with my thank you cards. I have been desperate to use the sun, rainbow and clouds on a card (from Studio 12 Picknix CD) and now had the perfect opportunity.

I made the topper design using Craft Artist and exported it so that it could be saved as either a JPEG or PNG. This was I could create a sheet full of toppers at the size I wanted as I find it easier to print my designs that way .... probably an easier way, but that's the one I can cope with ... lol

 
Picknix CD - embellies from "In the Garden" section
Wool and button from stash
X-Cut heart punch
Edgerabilities scallop die
Swiss dots embossing folder

Hint: Once you have made a topper design, highlight all the elements and group them together. This makes all the bits "become one" (as it were). You can then drag this new design in to your embellishment section ready to use on other projects.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays - things you see in the sky
Cute Card Thursday - clean and simple
Paper Pretties - thank you cards

Quick simple card which is what I need as I have 29 to make. I have decided to do the card bases in different colours to stop the monotony ....!

Happy Sunday everyone,

Lou
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ps: have you visited the Studio 12 blog recently as each day a new project is uploaded; fab inspiration for the hybrid crafter. Also don't forget to enter the giveaway on the Studio 12 blog HERE

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Long hot summer .....

.... well that this the theme this month at Mischelflo's Monthly Challenge but our summer seems to been and gone! Fingers crossed it might decided to pop back soon .... really soon would be nice!

Anyhow, what better on a long hot summers day, than to have a thirst quenching cup of tea! Saying that, I am more of a coffee drinker myself but if drinking tea, love a mug of Green Tea ; very refreshing. I have used the "Tea for Two" collection from Cosmo Cricket to make my twisted easel card ... all of which can be found in Michelle's shop!



This is such a cute set and the papers are so beautiful. There is a set of matching tags (large) to, which are great for mat and layering or use them as a topper on their own. Have to say that I have fallen in love with this set.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Mishelflo's Monthly Challenge - Long hot summer
Sassy Cheryl's - pretty papers
Twisted Tuesday - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - lots off layers

Well I'm off to catch up with some domestic chores and then am hoping to have a mooch around blog land to see all the crafty projects out there.

Lou
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