Friday, 27 February 2009

More Candy alerts over at The Voices in my Head Lims Blog

Wow check out this blog I adore what she does with the magnolia stamps a very talented lady it is Lim's one year Blog Anniversary and she is giving aware some wonderful candy to 3 lucky people ends 7th March - if your ever lacking inspiration just take a peek at her cards :-) they make your fingers start twitching!!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Another card using the Friday Sketch #40 Challenge

I wasn't so pleased with my first try so had another go (i told you i liked the sketch :-) )

I recieved this image from a friend in a swap so not 100% sure but believe it is Hamish from Funstamps again used SEI Co-ordinating papers with Brazzill basic card and brads and ribbon from papermania
I wondered if anyone ever looked at this blog and wondered if it was worth carrying on with it and then i saw that i had some comments which made my day/week/year :-) Thank you so much for taking the time to look and comment it really does mean the world to me - i am just a learner really so tips and advice is always welcomed and hopefully with your help I will improve :-) Thanks for looking :-)

Candy Alert Over at A lil' bit of me

Once again Marlene has some fab candy on offer - i have said before her creations are wonderful check out her blog and you will be as hooked as me,

I live in hope that some of her talent rubs off on me and have even purchased a few copic ciao to try out stamping and colouring is a fairly new technique for me and i do find it a bit difficult because my hands tremble and shake, but i will keep trying and maybe one day i will master shading. (fingers crossed x)

Friday, 20 February 2009

Friday Sketches Challenge 40

Managed To do a card today for another sketch - whoppee - I bought this stamp from Pollycraft its part of the woodland elves set called Serenity, well I hadn't got around to using it so decided to combine it with these lovely papers from SEI (Dill Blossom) some Brazzill basic paper (Blue Calypso) a few brads from papermania and a Happy Birthday peeloff and a silk flower my lovely friend Lindsey sent me which i believe are Prima - and here is the results

The Sketch is this weeks challenge from Friday Sketchers set by Jacqueline -I think this will end up being a favourite design of mine :-)

Thanks for looking xx

Hope you have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Hugs and Cuddles Charisma Cardz Challenge

Hi I thought this was the perfect card to enter into the Hugs and Cuddles Challenge set over at Charisma Cards

The papers are My Minds Eye Co-ordinating and the bears which are 3d are freebie downloads from CuddlyBuddly - The gold sentiment peeloff which is hard to see says Happy Anniversary & With Love

Some of my favourite colours and very cute bears Hope you like it :-)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Roses On Paper Challenge

I saw this challenge while blog hopping and thought I would enter this card Hopefully The link above will give you all the details but if not the challenge was set by Roses On Paper DT member Lim it is a free style one with a theme of Love and/or friendship and you had to use a certain stamp (either Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Alota, Greeting Farm, Sarah Kay or Rachelle Anne Miller) my stamp is from The Glitter Pot it is a Rachelle Anne Miller Lily and Milo stamp called Enjoy The Moment
Card details
A5 Size Card based with Brazzill Basics Paper Passionate
Papers from Imaginisce - Fairest Of Them All
Heart Brad from Papermania
Handmade flowers using xcut and dovecraft punches
Stamped image coloured with water colour pencils and a bit of glitter
Other items used Circle nestabilities/ curved rectangle nestabilities lots of love stamp free from magazine
Best Friends 3d sticker I think was K&C
Hope i haven't bored you with all the details!! I tried various ways of photographing the card and finally decided scanning it - its still not great but i hope you can see all the lovely sparkly bits in the papers - Hope you like it Thanks for Looking
Lou xx

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Handmade By LouLou

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge 2

The colours for this weeks challenge is Peach and Aqua - when i saw that i immediately panicked you can find the details

and this is my attempt - I have used a sketch that my friend Chrissie from Craftyus set us

(papers are K &C Dollhouse Peach Paisley and Brazzill basic paper (can't remember actual colour)

punched flowers and image is a Sugar Nellie stamp Cheddar) - its a lot brighter IRL

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Blog Candy Alert Ov at Pink Piggy

Over on Dawns blog it is her 1 year blogoversary and she is giving away some Fab goodies - go check out her creations her cards are just lovely, Candy giveaway is until 14th Feb

Monday, 2 February 2009

Pink Green and Brown Challenge Card

After blog hopping yesterday I found a new blog called Colour Create which has just started their new colour challenge, well the first challenge is to use colours Pink Green and Brown and as this is a colour combination i would never usually use i thought i would give it a try - so here is my attempt it is my first ever try at a challenge card so i hope it is OK - I decided with such strong colours (I used cerise pink and lime green and brown) i would keep it simple the stamped image is a stamped from The Glitter Pot called Lily and Milo From The heart and i used a selection of Whispers Strokes, gel pens and water colour pencils to colour it in The sentiment is from Penny Black - comments welcomed :-)