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Friday, 30 September 2011

Mega Give Away :)

Wow, wow, wow!!! Just look at this fantastic blog candy from Charmed Cards and Crafts.  It is worth an amazing £310 - what a fabby early Christmas pressie :)  For your chance to win, click on the link above and follow the instuctions ... fingers crossed!

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine xx

Monday, 26 September 2011

Workshop in Chorley

Just a quick post to share some cards I made at Amy Shaw's workshop yesterday.  We made cards in the morning and scrapbook pages in the afternoon.  I had a lovely time meeting new people and trying new techniques.  I've never ventured into scrapbooking so to say I was outside my comfort zone is an understatement!!  However, Amy was always on hand to offer advice and I'm quite pleased with the results :)  You'll have to wait to see the scrapbooking pages though, as I still have a couple of finishing touches to do.

Onto the cards now, they were all made using the Ruffled Bloom rubber stamp set by Stampendous and this set was free with the workshop - yay!!

Card One - corrugated kraft card, 3D flower  (excuse the smudged Stickles - don't trust me with Stickles Amy!!):

Card Two - background and greeting stamped with Distress Inks, greeting mounted with 3D foam:

Card Three - stamped in a circle, using masks, to make a wreath:

 Card Four - stamped with Memento inks, ribbon added:

Here is the stamp set:

Amy also had some crafty stash to buy on the day, so I just HAD to have a nosy!  I was very controlled though and only bought what I REALLY needed!!!

Check out this cool water bag, it can double up as a pen/tool holder.

I'll be back to share the scrapbook pages as soon as they're finished :)

Have a lovely week xx

Friday, 16 September 2011

In the Garden

This has got to be one of my favourite Little Claire stamps!  It's so versatile and can be used for male or female cards. 

Image: In the Garden (Little Claire)
Embellishments: flower die (Marianne D); Leaf die and Butterfly die (Little Claire); Card Candy; Nestablilities labels and circles
Design Paper: Craftwork Cards; black card from stash
Image coloured with Promarkers and atyou Spica pens

Have a lovely weekend, hope the weather is good where you are xx

Good Morning Robin!

Where has the time gone?  It's been a week since I posted on here but, rest assured, there's been plenty going on in the background!  I've been working on some new designs by Red Gingham, available exclusively at Little Claires.  They will be launched in November at the NEC - I cant wait as they are absolutely stunning :)

Here are some cards I made with the Good Morning Robin stamp:

 I stamped this card with Cranberry Adirondack ink and dragged the colour in to shade the branches and other details.  I also added colour and sparkle with atyou Spica pens.
I made the pointsettia a Marianne D die and glittered the edges with Glamour Dust.  The sentiment circle is a die-cut.

I coloured the image with Promarkers, added sparkle with Glamour Dust and added gems and a Marianne D bauble.

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Little Claire's New Challenge

This month's challenge at Little Claire's is to follow a Black and White theme.
Here's my DT card:

 I used Christmas Westie.  He is sooo cute and easy to work with :)  The sentiment is a die-cut available from Little Claire's here.
Take a look at the fab prize on offer:

Thanks for looking and have a fab weekend xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011


Just a quick post to share a card I made last recently for a special someone's 14th birthday :)

Image: Mikey download - Charmed Cards and Crafts
Card: Whitewash Coordinations
Embellishments: Card Candy; guitar brad from stash

Image coloured with Promarkers
Background adhesive foil run through Swiss Dots embossing folder and coloured with alcohol inks

Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

Friday, 2 September 2011

Claire's Owls

Just a quick post to share a card I made for my hubyy for our 16th Wedding Anniversary. 
It was made using Claire's Owls and die-cut sentiments; distress inks; Card Candy; ribbon and card from stash.

Thanks for looking

Louise xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

New Stamp Set from Little Claire :)

Wow, the new September club stamp from Little Claire is so gorgeous!  It's called Delivering Christmas Wishes and it has 3 images and 2 sentiments and I think it is excellent value for money.  I really felt Christmassy make these sample cards ;)

Card 1:
 Paper: Bearly Mine Christmas Dreams download
Card: Whitewash Coordinations
Embellishments: Marianne D snowflake; Fancy Tags Spellbinders; Card Candy
Image coloured with Promarkers

Card 2: 
 Papers: Pink Petticoat Large Snowflakes download; red card from stash
Embellishments: Spellbinders Fancy Tags; Marianne D snowflake;  Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder; Card Candy; ribbon and gems from stash.

Card 3:
 Background card made with Cuttlebug Script embossing folder, Distress inks, Sheena Douglass Wow embossing powder;
Image stamped and coloured with Distress inks;
Embellishments: Nestabilities Labels and Scalloped circles; Card Candy.

Card 4:
Paper: Bearly Mine Christmas Dreams download;
Image coloured with Promarkers;
Embellishments: Nestabilities: Glamour Dust; Card Candy; flowers from stash.

There are some fabulous cards using this set from my other Teamies over on the Little Claire website, pop over and take a look!

Louise x
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