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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Happy Christmas!!

I'd just like to wish you all A Very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year xx

Thank you for reading my blog and I promise I'll keep it updated more regularly next year. I do have loads of cards to add to my blog but I just seem to have been so busy over the last few months - so busy, in fact, that I actually had to buy some Xmas cards this year :(

I'm hoping to offer some blog candy in January, as I have a momentous birthday coming up!!
So keep watching for details,

All the best,
Louise x

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Oh happy day!

This is my entry for the Die-cut Dreams challenge.
Thanks for looking x

Papers & image: Pink Petticoat
Coloured with: chalks, glamour dust
Embellishments: Nesties labels 8; gems; ribbon; Martha Steward doily lace punch

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A Hug in a Mug


Paper: Pink Petticoat
Image: Whiff of Joy, Willow with Hot Chocolate, coloured with Copics
Embellishments: gems, ribbon, Nestabilities labels 8 & fancy tags; 'Made from the heart' stamp from The Cutting Cafe

Friday, 9 October 2009

Doggy Birthday - Allsorts & Stamp Something Challenge

Where has the time gone? Why haven't I posted on my blog for well over a month? I've just been so busy at work and jobs at home that I've let it slip :(
I have been making cards though, so hopefully, over the next few days, I'll find the time to upload some of my work :)

Now on to the Allsorts Challenge - it is to incorporate Kraft paper into your card and if you use Pink Petticoat products you can enter the challenge twice!!
The Stamp Something Challenge is to use brown on your card, so this card fits the bill!

I printed Kraft paper straight onto my card (it's from the Big Fella download) and the stripey paper from the White Stripes download (bet you couldn't guess that one!!)

I made the card for my mum's friend who is a dog-lover, hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking
Louise x

Saturday, 22 August 2009


Over on the Pink Petticoat blog, Liz has set a challenge to make a card about summer.

For me, summer should be long, lazy days, watching the kids playing in the paddling pool and eating ICECREAM! So here's my summery icecream card!
Paper - Flourishes paper from the Pink Petticoat Sweet Sundaes mini kit
Image - Pink Petticoat Sweet Sundaes mini kit
Colours - chalks; glamour dust; coloured pencils; glitter flocking (for the cherry)
Accessories - cream organza ribbon
Thanks for looking!
Louise x

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

I won!!!

Over on Katarina's fabulous blog, she is having a blog candy month to celebrate so many fantastic achievements over the last few months.
I'm so lucky as she picked me to win her first candy :0
Pop over to Katarina's blog as she is giving away some more candy in September:

Katarina also has some fabulous handmade pieces for sale on Etsy, you can visit Etsy from her blog.

Louise x

Monday, 10 August 2009

Fabulous candy - worth $150 !!!

Over on Steph's blog, she has had over 25,000 hits and over 100 followers. To celebrate she is offering a $150 gift card/certificate for the store of your choice to the lucky winner. What a fabulous prize :)
All you need to do is post a comment and spread the word on your blog!
You can find Steph's lovely blog here:
The candy closes on Friday 28 August.
Good Luck everyone!
Louise x

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

You're turtle-y brilliant - AGAIN !!!

This is my entry for the ABC challenge - Z for Zero Embellishments.
All I have used is card, papers, image and chalks.
You can find their blog here:
Thanks for looking
Louise x

You're turtle-y brilliant

This is my entry for Fridays Sketchers.
I used Pink Petticoat papers and image; chalks; nesties; irridescent star.
You can go to their blog here:

Thanks for looking
Louise x

Monday, 3 August 2009

Two challenges in one!

Here's my entry for Sketch and Stash Challenge 16 and for ABC challenge - Y for Yellow.
New stash: Pink Petticoat Little Dots paper in Sunshine;
Stash I've had for a while: Pink Petticoat Doodle Swirls paper in Sunshine; yellow & orange ribbons;
Stash I've had for ages: paper flowers coloured with copic marker and gems.

You can find the challenges at:
Thanks for looking
Louise x

DT Call

Exciting news - LaLa Land are looking for 6 DT members!
The piccies are some sneaky peeks of some of their new stamps - don't they look great!

Pop over to to check out how to apply :)

More Blog Candy 2!

Here's some more fabby candy - over at Rach's Blog, she is offering two stunning Martha Stewart punches. Just leave a comment and link it to your blog!

You can find Rach's Blog here:
Ends 9 August.

Good Luck!!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

I won!!!

Hi folks,
I was delighted to find that I had won the One Stop Craft Challenge last week!! I received their prize yesterday and I'm so pleased with it!! They have sent me loads :)
Pop on over and join in with their great challenges at

Thanks for looking

Louise x

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Over at Leanne's lovely blog, she has some fantastic candy on offer. It's to celebrate moving to Dubai! She's very generous as she is giving away Gorjuss Girls Set 3!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on Leanne's blog and link it back to your own, simple!
Also, for a second chance to win, just become a Follower, even simpler!!

Click HERE to go to Leanne's blog.
Ends 1 September.
Have fun !

Louise x

2nd card of the day!

I made this card for a friend's birthday. It's a bit of a last minute job as her birthday is today!! I am entering it into the Sketch and Stash Challenge.

The new stash I used are: Doodle Swirls paper from Pink Petticoat and my new peel-offs from Little Claire Designs.

I also used a Pink Petticoat image (received in a swap); gems; chalks; watercolour pencils; glamour dust'

Thanks for looking

Louise x

Two Cards today!

I made this card for my friend's 50th birthday. Hope she likes it :)
I am entering this card into Diecut Dreams challenge - Fashion Frenzy - I think it fits the bill perfectly!
The papers and images are from Pink Petticoat (I got the images in a swap); I used my nesties; threading water punch; chalks; water colour pencils; glamour dust; sentiment stamps were free with a magazine.
Thanks for looking
Louise x

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sketch Challenge

Here is my entry for the Stamp Something challenge. I turned the sketch round to make a 70th birthday card for my Mum's friend.
Thanks for looking
Louise x

Colour Combi

Here are my entries for the Papertake Weekly challenge. This week it is to pick your own colour combi from the following -

pink, black, white, yellow, green, grey and lilac.

I chose pink, white and yellow.

The delicious images and papers are from Pink Petticoat; I used my Martha Stewart doily lace punch; copics; and gems.

Hope you like them!
Louise x

Good Sense of Humour!

Hi folks,
Here are my entries for this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge at The challenge is to make cards with a Good Sense of Humour and I think that these fit the bill exactly!
The caravanners in the snow is actually similar to one of my first outings in our new caravan last year - there was a huge hail storm and it sounded like the roof was coming in!
Thanks for looking and hope you like them,
Louise x

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Hi all,
Over at Kirsten's Krafty Place, the very generous Kirsten is offering some fab candy for her birthday! It's set 3 of Gorjuss Girls stamps - what a great blog candy!
Just leave a comment and add a link to your blog, where you can mention her candy in a Post or on the sidebar - it's that simple!
Good luck everyone,
Louise x

Here's the link:

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Lots of Flowers

Over at, the challenge is to create your own flowers. I have made three flowers using some GORGEOUS Pink Petticoat downloaded papers. I tried to make three different kinds of flowers and really enjoyed the challenge! My flowers are in the style of 'shabby chic', 'glittery and girlie' and 'snipped'!!
Hope you like them,
Louise x

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Father's Day Card - Word Album

This is the card/album I made with the boys for their dad. They chose the colours, photos and made their own messages. However, I must point out that even though Thomas's original artwork is great, the drawing of me is not accurate!!
I am entering the card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge - 'Download'. It fits the bill perfectly!!
Thanks for looking
Louise x

50th Birthday Sparkle - shaker card

I'm entering this card into TWO challenges: the Stamp Something challenge as it fits the bill perfectly! The challenge is called 'Black, White and One Colour Somethings'; and the One Stop Craft Shop challenge - 'Numbers'.
You'll have to look carefully for the number '50' - I've hidden it discreetly on a piece of clear shrink plastic tied to the ribbon at the side of the card!
I made the card for a friends 50th and the accompanying gift pouch was the perfect place to put her rolled up gift vouchers!

Hope you like it!

Louise x
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