Thursday, 29 March 2012

Another Mothers Day Card

Its that lovely Teddy For Mum stamp from Lili of The Valley, again! (Go check out the new stamps they are soooo cute!) No New makes from me, this week, I have done a little crafting, but I can't share what I have been doing just yet - So I thought I would show you The Mothers Day card I made for my Mum.

The round Mothers Day sentiment came free with a magazine, so I based my card on that! The bear is coloured using copics but I used Spectrum Noirs to colour the Mum Balloon & flowers. I was keen to try the Spectrum Noirs as I have read so many great reports and seen them on Create & Craft TV, so ordered a set of RED'S, I find reds one of the hardest colour combos to blend so I thought if I can do reds using the spectrum Noirs then I will be able to use the rest of them, well as you can see I did manage to blend them and for the price they are very good, however I found the shape of the pens difficult to hold, and I did not like the nib at all, - Just my humble opinion, but I will be sticking to Copics and Pro-markers.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge = Anything Goes

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge # 39 = Anything Goes

Divas By Design Challenge # 28 = Stamp Something

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 50
= Stamp It.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge = Anything Goes

Lollipop Crafts Challenge # 73 March Anything Goes

Moving Along With The Times Challenge # 142
= Cute 'N' Cuddly

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge # 37
= Anything Goes

Thank You so much for visiting
Hugs Lou x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

My First Digi Image from KennyK

Last week I purchased my very first Digi Images - from choosing just a few to buy was really difficult but from the minute I saw him, I knew Handyman would be in my basket.
I have coloured him in using pro-markers and copics and have used DP from K&Co Hopscotch 6x6 and BasicGrey Lime Rickey 6x6 and the sketch is one i have a copy of in my sketch book that was featured on The Sketch 'N' Stash Blog ages ago!

I have been holding out from buying digi images because I love the actual process of inking up a stamp and creating the image, and Also I have a fairly cheap printer made by Kodak (when you have 2 teenagers doing A-levels & GCSE's you use lots of ink, so you need it to be cheap) so, I was a bit worried the ink would smudge however but I was really surprised I printed direct onto Neenah Card stock (which does bleed a bit when using alcohol pens) I used the draft quality setting and left it to dry over night. He was great fun to colour and I am really looking forward to making cards out of the other images i purchased

Markers Used: Soft Peach & Peach, Sunflower & Gold, Cinnamon & Caramel Pro-markers
C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, E000, E00, E11, R20, E34 & E35 Copics

I would like to enter this card into the following 4 challenges:

Here Come The Boys Challenge # 23 = Use a DIY Image or Embellishment

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge = One For the Boys

Crafting When We Can Challenge # 14
= One For The Boys

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 49
= Lets Get Digital (digital images only)

Thank You for visiting and for leaving me such lovely comments.
Lou xx

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mothers Day Weekend A Birthday Card & some challenges

Hello Everyone,

Another quiet week in the craft room not many actual cards finished but I have been practising colouring, and have a few images that I am fairly happy with :-) that will hopefully make it onto finished cards one day!

I am trying hard to work through some of the hundreds of 6x6 papers I have and make use of all my old stamps, I am not doing to bad although I have bought a few new stamps, I have only purchased one paper pad since December, however I slipped again this week and purchased my very first Digi stamps, I am really looking forward to playing with them, I haven’t had chance yet as my Son is home from uni for the weekend J so I have had to pack the craft stuff away! I don’t mind it is wonderful having both my children at home. ‘Enough Waffling’!!!

Onto Today’s card, it is another pink and girly one using an older Tilda stamp and a 6x6 papermania pad call Scrumptious. Used a peeloff for the sentiment ( I am going to ‘have’ to invest in some sentiment stamps soon! )

I would like to enter this card into the following 8 challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge # 50 = Song Title – “Happy Birthday”

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge # 36 = Pink & Girly

Crafty Ribbons Challenge # 15 = Birthdays

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 208 = Happy Birthday

Crafts and Me Challenge # 75 = Lets See Circles

The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge = Let's Celebrate "Birthdays"

Dutch Dare Card Challenge #156 = Dots & Stripes + a maximum of 8 combined challenges (I hope that the dots on her bow & the hearts on the brown dots will be enough for this to meet the rules if not "I apologise")

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 20 = Photo Inspiration

Thank You for coming to visit, and a


To all the wonderful 'Mums' out there, Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Hugs Lou x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mums The Word

Sorry pictures are so yukky!
This was originally much bigger but i messed up layers and it had very wonky lines so I cut it down and then i added flowersoft to the purple flowers which i regretted - But i didn't want to waste the card and image, and Mum liked it. I'm putting it on here to remind me not to try to make cards when i have had to take oramorph pain medicine !!!!! Hope you are all well and enjoying your week whatever you are doing, I'm not so great again! and not managing to comment on all the blogs i love, but I'm still visiting you and drooling over all your wonderful creations.
Image before i added t!he flowersoft!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad Challenge # 161
= Mums The Word (Go check out the newly released lovely new Images)

Craft Your Days Away Challenge # 40 = Mothers Day

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 48
= Mums The Word - Gave this to My Mum!

Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments.
Lou xx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

Hello Everyone

Here is a card I made for my Mother In-law’s Birthday:

It is A4 white card folded in half and I have used Papermania 8x8 Rose Garden BP, a lovely Mum stamp from Lily Of The Valley, the Daffodils are a bunch of silk flowers from the Poundshop, and I have just cut of the flower heads and tried to make the backs as flat as possible and used a hot glue gun and stick them to the card and added some punched fern leaves. The sentiment was made on the computer and pearls where found in my stash, I followed a sketch that the brilliant Von made for our craft group on YUKU. I have decoupaged the MUM balloons and coloured the image with copics

R81, R83, R85, E33, E35, E50, E51, R20, B91, B93, C0

I would like to enter this card into these 10 challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Bears

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge: Pink & Girly

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: Mums The Word (The Papermania design papers are well over 1 year old& the daffs are also over 6months old)

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #109
: Think Spring, Lets see some 'Flowers'

Make My Monday week 39: Spring Flowers

The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE138: Lets See those Layers (at least 3) 2nd Entry (I couldn't see if you could enter more then once if not then please accept my appologise)

Dream Valley Challenges #27: Mothers Day/Female Themed Creation (2nd Entry)

Polka Doodles Week 9: PolkaDots or Stripes or Both (max 10 Challenges)

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #144: Mothers Day

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 206
: Signs Of Spring (2nd Entry)

Thank you all for visiting me and leaving me such lovely comments every one means so much and is encouraging me to keep crafting even when I feel yuk.

Hugs Lou x

Monday, 5 March 2012

Daisy - Spring Has Sprung Card

Hello Everyone, Thank you for all your kind comments and messages, I feel a little better, still quite wiped out but slowly getting back on my feet.
I also want to say a HUGE WELCOME and HELLO to my new followers, I can’t tell you what it means to me to read your comments.

Anyway onto today’s card, using one of my favourite stamps (again) Daisy from Funky Kits, made using Back to Basics papers and coloured with Pro-markers, and chalks, I have also made a flower arrangement (my first ever) using Mulberry Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts – some people can make these look wonderful on cards so I bought a few ages ago, and have used the odd one here and there, but never done an arrangement but thought I would give it a go, I think I still prefer my plain and simple cards but maybe will use some of these on special cards that I make boxes for as they make the cards very 3D. (the flowers are more purple then they look). This colour combo makes me think of Purple Crocuses, which I love because once I start seeing them on the grass verge at the side of the roads I know spring is on its way!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Make It Monday #79 = Anything Goes

Pollycraft Monday # 130 = Spring Has Sprung

The Pink Elephant # TBE138 = Lets See Those Layers (must have at least 3 layers)

Totally Stampalicious = Spring Is In The Air

Dream Valley Challenges #27 = Mothers Day / Female Card

Lets Ink It Up # 21 = (No Digi Images) Show us Your Flowers

That Craft Place Challenge Blog (Relaunch) = Anything Goes

The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan #14 = Colour Green +/or Lucky

Catch The Bug = March Anything Goes

Crafty Emmas Store Challenge # 75 = Flowers

Card makin Mamas Challenge #40 = Lets See Some Green and Must have a coloured image

The Stamp Man Challenge = Colours of Spring / Easter

Crafters Companion Challenge #22
= Spring

Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge
= Spring is in The Air

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #4
= Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 206 = Signs Of Spring

Delightful Challenges = Spring Colours

Simon Says Stamp Challenge = Anything Goes

Thank You for looking and for taking the time to leave me comments.

Hugs Lou x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

No crafting No commenting!!!

Sorry not much crafting done this week, and have not done hardly any commenting either - I've had a bad few days, hopefully I will get chance to visit over the weekend and maybe I will manage some crafting too, Hope you all having a good week. Happy Crafting Lou x