Wednesday 30 January 2013

Executive woman

How windy is it today? It's crazy, I actually saw a bird earlier trying to fly and getting swept backwards continually not getting anywhere, poor thing. I dare not go back out yet for a dog trek for fear of the same fate. Anyway, my card..... I was asked to make this for a woman that is leaving from my hubby's work. I used an image from the paper Shelter. I haven't used them before but I will again.
She was coloured with ProMarkers, The papers are a mix of MME and Boho chic from First Edition. The sentiment is Lili of the Valley, ribbon and charm from stash and all the flowers and decorative silver corners are from Wild orchid crafts.
She leaves tomorrow, I hope she likes her card!
Bye for now, Lou x

Saturday 26 January 2013

Emma in the rose garden

Hi Guys,
This week I was lucky enough to get myself the new Romantic stamps from Lili of the Valley. (Yay!)
I also treated myself to Emma, Rose garden and Armchair bear.
Today's card features Emma. I have been asked to make tons of Mothers day cards and so this is one of them.
I have coloured her in with Promarkers and all the flowers are from Wild orchid crafts. Just last week I got  some more flowers from them. I can't help myself as they are just so beautiful.
The papers are First Edition Spring drop and are perfect for Easter and Mothers day.
The corner dies are Marianne creatables LR0143. ribbon, charm and pearls are all from my stash.
I used Spellbinders and memory box dies also and the "mum" is personal impressions,
Bye for now, 
Lou x

Challenges I would like to enter are-

Monday 21 January 2013

Vintage Pirate?

I wanted to share this card I have made for a lady I work with. It's her niece's 21st birthday and she is having a pirate themed party. Kenny K is having a vintage theme on their latest challenge and so this should fit perfectly :)
I used li'l Pirate from Kenny K. I coloured her with my Promarkers as usual. The corners are Marianne creatables and all the other bits were in my stash. Map papers, gold coins, numbers etc. I computer generated the greeting and distressed it with Vintage photo and burned the edges a bit.
I love it, I hope she does,
Lou x

Kenny K's Krafty Crew- #127 Vintage
I love promarkers - #151 layer it up

Saturday 19 January 2013

Soccer Boy (or man)

I have been really busy making cards as I had orders totalling 17 cards when I went to work on Tuesday. I have come to a conclusion that I really need to focus on making some male stock cards so I can practice as I find them quite a challenge. Girls cards are easy (ish) Pretty pic, bling, flowers, ribbon and the jobs a good 'un. Men's on the other hand see me getting frustrated, leaving the room and making myself dizzy with ideas that don't/ won't work....
Saying that, I have completed a male card today. The image is Soccer from Kenny K.
I have coloured him with  Promarkers, The papers are a mix of bits from stash and some MME Lost and found two.I have used my sizzix stars and Computer generated the name and then wrapped some twine around and added some square black gems.
I hope he likes it. ( He supports Liverpool, hence the red kit)
Bye for now, Lou x
Challenges I would like to enter are-

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Princess Rose Red

Evening all,
It's pretty late and I have not long got in from work but I managed to get a fairly good photo earlier on of my latest make.So wanted to share. It's Rose Red from Saturated Canary. She was a dream to colour and as usual I used my ProMarkers. I just love having the fine tips on them. I will have to get some more as I only have them on about 1/3.

Image- Rose Red- Saturated Canary
Papers- First Edition- Boho
Flowers/ Seam Binding- Wild Orchid Crafts
Brad/Glitter- From Stash
Bye for now,
Lou x

the layers

Sunday 13 January 2013


Hey Guys,
I am just popping by on this cold Sunday afternoon to share a bit of sunshine. Well a sunny card...
The image is Flutterby from Paper Pretties and you can get her HERE.
It's my first attempt at doing clouds and I am pretty pleased with the results I got using Distress ink. I used some flat flowers and slightly coloured them using the blender added some stardust with brads in the centre to finish them.Oh...and the little hedgehog was from my stash,
I hope it brightens your day.
Lou x
Image- Flutterby
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts
Markers- ProMarkers
Sentiment-  Freebie
Corner Die- Marianne Design
Distress Ink- Tumbled glass 


Saturday 12 January 2013

Birthday Ava

Morning Guys,
I have lots to do and make today and will share with you very soon. 
This mornings card features Ava from Saturated canary.
I coloured her with my Promarkers as usual with a touch of white gel pen to highlight. 
Papers- first edition
Sentiment- Computer generated
Lace, pearls, seam binding- From stash

Thanks for looking again,
lou x


Friday 11 January 2013

You fill my heart with love

Hi All,
I have made another valentines card today and would like to share it with you.
I have gone for aqua. pink and white for a change from all the red.
Sentiment- Computer generated
Dies- Marianne Design corner and spellbinders
Ribbon, Lace, Pearls and Ric rac - From stash

Hope you like it. It does look so pretty in real life (lol)
Lou x

Thursday 10 January 2013

Lady bug

Just a quickie as this is my second post today. My card uses another image from the love bug collection from The Digistamp boutique.
This card is simply embellished as it is for a woman to send to a man. It is coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is computer generated using a free font. The fabric heart I had in my stash and my new papers are J'adore from First edition.
Thanks for popping by (twice in one day. Oh my!!)
Bye for now,
lou x

The Digistamp boutique - Customer competition january 13

Love bug

Hope this finds you all well. I have started making Valentines cards. Trying to get organised early as I want to do some decorating later in the month and may not have time. I purchased The love bugs collection from The Digistamp Boutique. They are just so cute. I only have a couple of orders in but hopefully these will sell.
I have used flowers from Wild orchid Crafts, my usual Promarkers and gems etc from stash. The papers I had from The Range and are First edition J'adore and I do love them. The sentiment is last months freebie from The Digistamp boutique and if you are quick you might be able to snag it :)
Back soon with more Valentines,
Lou x

The Digistamp Boutique- January 2013 challenge
Divas by design- Anything goes
Inky chicks- anything goes