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Wednesday, 20 April 2011


I made this card for my MIL's birthday, using the new Wardrobe stamp from the Room With A View collection from Little Claire's Designs.

I used my Pink Petticoat papers from the Vintage Rose Collection, coloured the image with Promarkers and added little buttons.

There is even a tie rack stamp for the inside of the wardrobe door!

And the sentiment is perfect - I don't know any woman who loves filling her wardrobe with clothes!

Now, on to the huge gift bag:

I used a 12x12 piece of MME cardstock to make a Sour Cream Container (why are they called that?!!) ...

I secured the end with a ribbon and added a huge handmade flower, spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer Mist.

Have a lovely day xx

Monday, 18 April 2011


A quick card made with a Marianne D butterfly die, Nesties and my beautiful PP papers - I nearly couldn't bear to use them!!! (is it just me? lol!)

I inked the edges of the card and papers with Distress inks and coloured the butterly with Brilliance ink (the pearlescent effect doesn't show very well on the photo); added peel-offs and pearls, et voila, a quick but effective card. Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 16 April 2011

More Duck Mum!

Can you tell it's nearly Easter? lol!

Here are some cards I made using Duck Mum from Little Claire's Designs. It's such a cute stamp and so versatile, as you can use each duck individually or as shown below:

Thanks for looking, have a nice weekend xx

Little Claire's Challenge 5 - Animals

Here's my DT example for Challenge 5 over at Little Claire's Designs blog.

The theme is ANIMALS and I used the ever-so-cute Duck Mum. I chose a simple colour scheme, coloured the image with Promarkers, atyou Spica pens and a white gel pen, then finished off the card with my lovely new MS Zig Zag punch.

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend xx

Friday, 15 April 2011

What do you use?

I'm always amazed at how a simple stamped image can be transformed from this ......

... to this!!!

I use Promarkers and atyou Spica pens for added subtle sparkle. I've based my colour choices on the three papers below:

How do you prefer to colour in your images?

Let me know below, you may inspire me to try something different!

Have a nice weekend

Louise x

PS. Pop back tomorrow for the new challenge over at Little Claire's Designs x

Thursday, 14 April 2011

I'm still here!!

Just a quick post to let you know that I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth!! I'm busy working behind the scenes on some fab new stamp sets for Little Claire - soon to be released ... more info to follow! I'm enjoying some time at home with my family during the Easter holidays, even more so, now that the boys are more independent and hang out with their friends!! It means more crafting time for me :)

Take care Louise x

PS. There's still time to enter the Spring Theme challenge over at Little Claire's Designs There is some lovely candy on offer, so give it a go!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Claire's Fleurs - Sneaky Peek!

This is the last post for today - I promise!!

I will be brief as it's getting late and I need my beauty sleep ...

All cards made with 'Claire's Fleurs' from the Room with a View series

Papers - Pink Petticoat

Image - coloured with Promarkers

Embellishments - Card Candy

This card was for my mum :)

Image - coloured with Promarkers

Sentiment - Craftworks Cards

Third card:

Papers - free with magazine

Card - embossed with Sizzix embossing folder and glittered with Glamour Dust Image - coloured with Promarkers

Embellishments - Glossy Accents added to windows; sign; clock; celophane

Sentiment - cut with Spellbinders Fancy Tag

Thanks for looking x

Claire's Bistro - Sneeky Peak!

Welcome back for another sneeky peak!

'Claire's Bistro' is a new set from the Room With A View series and it is just fabulous.

Here are three examples - the first is using Pink Petticoat papers in a mocha and blue colour scheme.

The cafe scene inside the window coordinates with the papers ... ... and I even decorated the inside with the gorgeous bay tree.
I made the second card for my MIL on Mother's Day.
I cut the card blank with my Nesties and used a striking yellow and black colour scheme.

I decorated the inside too.

For the third card, I used some distressing techniques that I learnt at a workshop I recently went to.

I used Distress Inks to colour the card and make the panel ...

... and painted the images with Distress Inks too.

This set is to be launched this Thursday 7 April at 11am live on Create and Craft. I hope you can tune in to watch Steve do his fab demos.

Thanks for looking x

April club set

Here is the April club set from Little Claire's Designs. It's called 'The right time' and it features the cutest owls I ever saw!

I made two contrasting cards - one quite detailed and colourful ... ... and the other a plain tag.
I coloured the images with Promarkers and added gems and ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking x

Sneeky Peak!

Here's a sneeky peak on a new release from Little Claire's Designs. It's called Spikey Flower Set and it is sooo lovely!

I created a background with alcohol inks and stamped the main image in black...

...then I stamped the corner design and coloured them with atyou Spica pens and added my beloved Glamour Dust for extra sparkle!

The second card was stamped the same way but I folded the card front back for a more dimensional effect.

I stamped the sentiment inside.

Watch this space for more new releases...

Thanks for looking x
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