Monday, 30 September 2013

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge day.......

Hi everyone,
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
Today's card is a tag not a card!! It is for the new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy here. This week it is 'anything but a card' .
Please go and have a look at the challenge, if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you can enter anything goes.

I have used a digi stamp image from sheet 463, available here, a lovely girl, I printed out the precoloured version, and cut out and Distressed the edges with some Tim holtz distressing ink. Then I covered the tag with some printed papers I got free from a magazine, I distressed around the edges. Rubbed on some old text rub ons. Added a few gems and ribbon.



I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges

Ladybug crafts ink - no squares allowed

4 Krafty Girls - Anything goes

Craftitude challenges - Anything goes

Make it Monday  - anything goes

Thanks for looking at my blog, comments are welcome.
Louise x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Today is another new day for the Whoopsi daisy Challenge here, the theme this week is Ribbon and Bows.

I used an image off sheet 205

She is such a cutie......
I printed her out then coloured her in using promarkers. And i layered her onto various patterned papers i have had for years and years (free from a magazine), i thought i better start using some of my old papers up!!!
I also Die cut (Sizzix) flower and leaves and punched some small flowers from scrap card. Finally added some textured velvet ribbon and bow to the card.

I have followed the Sketch from Bearly Mine for this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

4Kraftygirlzchallenges - Anything goes

Corrosive challenges - Girl on card

Bearly Mine - Sketch

Oldie but a goodie - Die and Punches ( i have used really old printed papers)

Thanks for looking at my blog, feedback welcome.

Louise x

Sunday, 22 September 2013


I have done a quick a simple butterfly card, simple but effective.

I used a pink base card, and die cut a pink vellum butterfly and a gold butterfly using some sizzix die's, added some glitter and then attached a row of pink gems and glitter to the base card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Pinkgem challenge - pink and gems

Love to create challenge - keep it simple

That craft place - things with wings

That's all for today
Thanks for reading my blog.
Louise x

My Second Christmas card of the year....


Today's card is only my 2nd Christmas card I have made this year, I have followed the sketch 277 from sketch Saturday.
I have Used the free stamp from a magazine designed by Wild Rose Studio. And also the matching papers were free too. I have coloured my image using promarkers, and matted the papers onto kraft card. Stamped a greeting onto kraft card and matted onto red card. Added a strip of ribbon to the corner.

I am entering this into the following challenges

The sweet pea stampers - Kraft card

Sketchsaturday - sketch

Craftitude challenges - Anything goes

Artistic inspirations - anything goes

craftyhazelnuts Christmas - Christmas

Thanks for looking at my blog, comments are very welcome.
Louise x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Christmas is coming...

Hi all,

Todays card is a christmas / winter themed one, i made it using mostly Sizzix dies.

I die cut out the trees and snowflakes and greeting tag. I stamped the reindeers using the Hero arts/ sizzix stamp and die set, the die cut them and stamped them again to do their sweaters. The card base i used a sizzix Embossing folder. Added a few gems to the noses and tag, and some twine.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Pink Gem Challenge - Two individual  images - used two different reindeer stamps

Crafting when we can - seasons -Winter

Papertake weekly Challenge - Make it sparkle - glittered snowflakes , Gems, shimery paper

Make it Monday  - no theme

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas - Christmas

Thanks for looking at my blog

Monday, 16 September 2013

Tea Party....

Hi fellow blogging friends,
Today card is my Guest DT card for the new challenge starting today over at Whoopsi  daisy. The theme for this week is 'more than 2 designer papers'.

I chose an image of sheet number 205. Which is available to buy here.
I printed off the image and coloured it in with promarkers.
I chose to do an easel card and matted and layered and stitched around the edge of some designer papers from Dovecraft Tea party 8"x8". I also die cut some out to stick on the base of the card, and attached some Dovecraft cupcake boutique embellishments -button,flowers,bunting.  I also embossed the word 'enjoy' using a cuttlebug folder and then sanded it down and drew round the edges with glitter Sakura pen and cut round it. The bunting was done by attaching them to some double sided tape and on the back I attached some bakers twine and wrapped them round a flat stiring stick. finally I cut a few cupcakes out of the designer paper and attached them and added some Glossy accents to the image.

Front and base

I would like to enter this card into the following challengs

Shelly's images challenge - roll a die -3 punch or die (I used a die for the leaves as well as the two small shapes ),5 dry embossing,6 item of choice. I chose button.

4kraftygirlzchallenges - anything goes

Paper take weekly challenge - child's play

Addicted to stamps - use markers I used promarkers on the image.

Through the craft room door - Anything goes

Crafting when we can - seasons I chose summer

Thanks to all for looking at my blog, comments are most welcome.
Thanks Louise x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Hi Everyone,

Today's card is one i have made for my friends birthday.

I thought it was a good stamp when i saw it!!

It is a stamp from Inky Antics, i stamped it then coloured it using promarkers, Layered it onto some black velvet material. I stamped some wine glasses and bottle all over some red card to make the background. Layered it onto black glossy card,attached a strip of white and black patterned card, then finished it with four jewelled brads from dovecraft.

I would to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafting when we can - repeated images (wine bottle and glasses)

Totally paper crafts - black,red and a little white

Thanks for looking at my blog, comments are welcome
Louise x

Monday, 9 September 2013

Happy 18th Birthday

Hi All,

I just want to say i am so happy and have been very lucky as i have been picked to be a Guest Design Team member on Whoopsidaisy and today's card is the first one i have made for the Challenges.
This week's new challenge is here at Whoopsidaisy Challenge. This week challenge is Anything Fall related, so i used the colours for my card.

I used one of the lovely images off sheet 343 available here at Whoopsidaisy.

I coloured it in using promarkers, and attached it onto some printed designer papers from Papermania and K&Company. i punched a border strip using an Xcut punch and used it to separate the papers.
Finally i attached a leaf sticky ribbon onto some yellow card, and a couple of greetings.

I love the image she reminds me of one of my Neices.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges

Corrosive Challenge - Fall

One sweet challenge - Brown, yellow, orange, red

Papertake weekly challenge - Anything goes

4kraftygirlz challenges - Anything goes

Addicted to stamps challenge - Anything goes

I would also like to show this card to the girls at mim 'make it Monday'.

Thanks everyone for looking at my blog,  I would love to hear what you think?

Louise x

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Happy Anniversary

Hi All,
 I have made a card for my husband and my wedding anniversary, it is quite a simple card, I followed a sketch from Sketch Saturday.

I used one of the lovely glittered die cut decoupage sheets from Trimcraft Riverbank Revels designed by Helz Cuppleditch.
I drew around the edge of the card with Marvy LA plume pens, and attached a sheet of blue gingham paper then the swan topper, and finally a greeting matted onto blue card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Through the craft room door - Anything goes

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise x

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Birthday dear friend....

Hi everyone,
Strictly started tonight!!!! Yippee
Anyway onto today's card is one I made for my friend, using the lovely Dovecraft cupcake boutique set.

I used some of the 8" x 8" cupcake boutique papers as half of the background, the other half some blue textured card which I embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I distressed it slightly with Tim Holtz lilac distress ink. Added a little pink ribbon in the centre. The topper is a die cut decoupage from the cupcake boutique range, I then matted it onto red gingham paper. Finally I added some flowers and bunting from the cupcake range, and some gems and a greeting.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Artistic inspiration challenge - Anything goes

Aud Sentiments challenge - any sentiment

Bearly mine - Anything goes

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louise x

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Best Wishes from the 70's...........

Hello to Everybody,

I have made a quick card for my brother in law's birthday.

It is using one of the La Pashe Flippin Teenagers decoupage sheets (which i have had for quite a few years). It is likened to Bay city Rollers, The good old days!!!When i were a kid.....

I used some patterned paper for the background from Papermania, and some craftwork cards candy coloured with some silver dots.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Oldie but a Goodie - Spots and stripes( everything used is older than 6 months)

That Craft Place - Music

Pollycraft - for the Kids

Thank you for looking at my blog


Sunday, 1 September 2013


Hi all,

Today i have a card i made using the lovely Joanna sheen -Faye Whittaker stamp 'Sunshine of life'.

I have stamped it and coloured it with promarkers, i am still trying to learn how to do all the shading!!

The background is designed around the Sketch  from Papertake weekly challenge sketch no 82, i drew a few faux stitches on a couple of the background pieces, and embossed one with the Tim Holtz Sizzix sun rays embossing folder.  I just added a few flowers touched up with some gems and cosmic shimmer acrylic drawing ink.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges

Papertake weekly challenge - Colour themed

Joanna sheen challenge - Pink

Ladybug crafts ink challenge - Sketch

Thanks for looking at my blog

Louise x