Thursday, 30 May 2013

Culinary Claire

Hi Guys, 
Jst a quick post this morning as I have a crazy to do list.
This card follows the sketch over at Papertake weekly and I am entering it into the challenge.
It uses Culinary Claire from The stamping chef and I have used First Edition papers.
The Flowers are from Wild orchid crafts. I have used a mix of Dies and a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon was from The Range. I have coloured her with Promarkers in some lovely zingy, summery colours.
Thanks so much for looking today,
Love Lou x


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Sizzlin' Hot!

Even though it's raining (Again) this card is all about the sun. It' Sizzlin hot summer from The scrapbook Stamp society and you can get her HERE.
I have made her for a colleagues 50th birthday as she has had a bikini just like this for her holiday :)
I have coloured her with Promarkers and used First Edition papers.
The blue sparkly cheesecloth represents the sea.
(She makes me want to go to the beach.) The flowers are Wild orchid crafts. I have used a mix of dies and the shells were from Wales when we went on a day trip last month.
Thanks for looking today, Lou x


Monday, 27 May 2013

Chef Ellie

Hi Guys,
I have made this card using a digi from The paper nest called chef Ellie.
The card is pretty simple as it was for an envelope not a box. I have used First Edition Family ties paper and used twine and a button from my stash.
I love how the cherry papers match the cherry on top of her little cake :)
Thanks for looking today,
Lou x


Sunday, 26 May 2013

Summer days

Hi Guys,
Yesterday was gloriously sunny here. (I was making cards though) and today I have to work but still with the sun shining anything seems possible so whatever you do today, Be great!

Today's card has a mix of images. It's got gnome suprise inside from Whimsie doodles and In the garden from Digistamp boutique.
I have coloured them in in bright summery shades of Promarkers.

I have used tons of dies and lots from my stash. The pearls I coloured with markers to match.
Thanks for looking and remember....Be great!!
Lou x

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Hello Summer

Hi Guys,
It's another gloomy day here. It's nearly June and every day is rainy or dull, not good :(
To make me feel more cheery today's card was made using Hello Summer papers frome Echo park.
I have used Wryn- spring bling and coloured her with Promarkers.
I have used lots of dies to cut the ticket (whimsy), felt flowers (Die-namics), stars (Memory box) and heart, flourish and corner (Marianne). I have used flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and pearls (coloured with Promarkers to match) and heart button from stash.
Thanks for looking today,
Lou x

Tiddly Inks Challenge- Use a Wryn
Wild Orchid Challenge- #77 sunshine
I love Promarkers- #169 anything goes

Monday, 20 May 2013

A special time

Hi Guys,
My card is the second of the adoption cards I have been asked to make. A special little boy is joining my friends family this week and they have been waiting for 2 years to complete the adoption process. What a lucky boy to be joining such a lovely family. He will be cherished.
I have used a Whimsy stamp that I had from ages ago as a freebie. He is no longer free but you can get him Here. I have layered with ivory linen card and Up, up and Away papers from First Edition. I have used buttons from my stash, embossed the middle layer of paper and used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge.
I can't wait to meet the little guy,
Lou x

Sketch and stash challenge- #114 (I slightly tweaked the sketch...only a bit)
Here come the boys- #52 must have buttons

Little boy blue

This is a card I made yesterday. The first of 2 adoption cards I have been asked to make. I have used a Mo Manning image "Thanks" which I happened to get as a freebie (Thanks Mo).
The paper is Up and away- first edition, The sentiment is computer generated and the ribbon and gems were from my stash. I have coloured him with Promarkers and I just love him. He is adorable.
Thanks for stopping by,
Lou x
I love Promarkers - Simply does it #168

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Wise owl

Hi Guys,
The weekend is nearly over and I have made 4 cards, visited my dad for his birthday, been shopping with the daughter and mowed the grass. Busy, busy, bee !
This a very quick post as it's my second today. I followed the sketch over at Pink Gem to make another of my graduation cards.
I have used Daydream papers again with pearl purple card. Coloured with Promarkers and used ribbon and pearls/ heart from stash. The flowers are Wild Orchid crafts.
See you soon,
Lou x

Joanna Sheen Challenge- Girls girls girls- GDT

Morning Guys,
Today's card was made for my GDT spot over at Joanna Sheen.
 The challenge this week is Girls, girls, girls so my card is quite pretty.

I have used Daydream papers from First Edition which I have distressed around the edges.These are layered onto Ivory cardstock. The lovely image is Daisy from Joanna Sheen. I have coloured her with ProMarkers and 3D'd her on the front.

The hearts are a Memory box Die "Precious hearts"and a Marianne die for the one on the left. The corner is also a Marianne die and I have glittered them all with Star dust.
The sentiment was from a mixed pack from The range which I picked up the other day. I think they are Do crafts. There are tons of different ones in the pack.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid and include ChrysanthemumsRoses and Stamens.
I have used ribbon and gems from my stash.
Hope you pop over to Joanna Sheen and take part in the challenge. You can find it Here.
Bye for now,
Lou x


Saturday, 18 May 2013


Hi Guys,
What are you all up to on this damp Saturday? I shall be making more cards as I am getting a little overwhelmed with all the orders I have in at the min. We are coming up to graduations, weddings and Father's day and I have orders in for over 20 cards already :/ 
Today's is a graduation card

I have used Zoe from Digistamp boutique and you can get her here.
The papers are a mix from my stash including J'adore from First edition. The sentiment is LOTV and the flowers and seam binding are from Wild orchid crafts. I have used Roses, sweetheart and cherry blossoms, lilies, aster daisies and rose buds...phew...quite a lot!
I used precious hearts Memory box die and made the scroll with some scrap paper. The beautiful lace was from Hobbycraft.
secret message at the side
close up of flowers

Thanks for looking today guys,
Lou x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Gardening Gus

Hope you are all getting through the week. It will soon be the weekend again and maybe it might even be sunny (haha)..
Gardening Gus from Dr Digi is hoping just that. I made this card for my dad's birthday this weekend.
I have used MME My favourite things paper and layered onto mustard cardstock.

I have coloured him using my ProMarkers and have done the clouds with Tumbled glass distress ink. The twine and button were from my stash.
side view
close up

Thanks for looking today, 
Lou x


Monday, 13 May 2013


Hi Guys,
Quick post tonight I have been busy with orders and cards for friends.
This is for a lady who has the nickname Cruella.
I used a colouring page for the image and paper pieced her coat. The dotty papers were free from here.
I have used holographic card, some first edition papers and Wild orchid craft Roses. The felt Rose was made using a free taster from Dies to die for. There are gems, stickles and silver mesh to bling it up.
Thanks for checking out my blog today,
Lou x

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Double trouble

Hi Guys,
I was asked to make a card for twin boys that had already just been born so I had to work pretty quick.
The digistamp boutique came to my rescue again.
I have coloured using ProMarkers and paper pieced the blanket.
The papers are First edition Up and away which are perfect for baby boys.They are already glittered, so add that sparkle without being OTT.
I have used Spellbinders dies for the 2 circles and the scalloped circle. The flowers arrived just in time with my new order from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have added a touch of stardust to them. The ribbon and nappy pin were from my stash and the blue pearl hearts from Hobbycraft. 
Thanks for stopping by today. I am going to read some of your blogs now then get cracking with chores and cardmaking. Have a great weekend,
Lou x
Challenges I would like to enter-

Monday, 6 May 2013

Abi and her skateboard

Hey Guys,
It's the bank holiday and it looks like the sun is going to shine all day. I was going to make some cards but I think the gardening is calling me instead.

I made this card for my niece off her dad. I love these new images from the digistamp boutique and you can find the collection Here.
The papers are New leaf from First Edition and the flowers are Wild orchid crafts to which I have added glitter and gems. I used some stickers to spell out my niece's name and the sentiments came with the image.
Thanks for looking today and have a great bank holiday!
Lou x