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Sunday, June 07, 2015

June challenge over at Kraftyhands

okay its the 7th of the month, so a new blog challenge over at Kraftyhands


Saturday, May 23, 2015

okay you may not realize it but......

You think I have been quiet, erm no, you have been missing half my posts as you arent looking in the right place!!
twice a month I blog, or rather vlog, on the Kraftyhands blog, along with each of my teamies, so you have been missing the vlogs!
heres one of the first ones for you:


Thursday, May 07, 2015

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sports T-shirts

Okay I am a couple of days late for the launch, but now that the big posts from all my teamies have been done, maybe you would like to see some of what I have been upto?
I have been a bit snowed with DT stuff, and making for my craft stall, so some things I cant show yet, I am waiting for things to appear on screens to post, and I f you know me then you know I dont tend to show stuff that someone is buying so.

Now I dont know why it says Nephew inside my Card on screen, coz I wanted a reasonably feminine one, so dont ask me why its changed, I dont recall doing it, lol
But basically the walk through for this gatefold shirt is on the British Craft Network on the Boys Sports T-shirts programs, currently, so no point in me going over it now, lol

Monday, April 20, 2015

book folding

okay did a post on using cutting software to create book folding patterns, this caused a lot of questions on MTC with the Americans so I had to do a tutorial on it for them,
here it is for the rest of you




hugs

Lou

Thursday, April 16, 2015

its hysterical!

Live on the Kraftyhands blog today is......... a very speeded up tutorial on my  Natures work Challenge card, worth a giggle!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

You know when you've lost a day?

Well all day I have been convinced that it was Monday, I have just discovered that its Tuesday, so I am already running late!!!
I have NO idea why I thought today was Monday, but I have been convinced its Monday all day, even did the Bank Holiday Roast Beef for Diner today! We had soup yesterday!
So I am running late, my teamies have alreday posted their cards for this months challenge over at http://kraftyhands.blogspot.co.uk/
The Theme this month is: Natures Work, so heres my creation:
I love the colours on this card, lovely and bright, and fitting for the Challenge, after all we have flowers, and ladybirds, and Butterflies!
a 7 1/2 x7 1/2 inch bard base, cut the front on the diagonal, add a sheet of embossed acetate, mount the main image printed on photo, and matt card stock, add a bit of glitter and a lovely wooden button, and jobs a gud 'un, as my Dad would say.
There is a video of me making this card, but I have to edit it yet, so I'll add it another day,
So it comes from the Spring Garden CD an old one from the Boys at Kraftyhands, so what will you enter into the challenge?

Hugs

Lou

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Look for my Cards at the NEC

Hi Guys and Girls,

well I said I had been busy didn't I?
Did you believe me?
Now I know that the lovely Papercrafts Ltd are taking my cards to the NEC with them, I can show you what I have been working on.
 This is using the Happy Birthday die, both as a stamp, (cut in Funky Foam) and as the diecut.
 This one is using Double sided sticky, Cut the Happy Birthday from Double sided sticky,, and mount on the card, then pop the die back over, the die cut, and emboss the die into the card, before mounting on mats and layers.

This is one of the Corner Dies, used as a snowflake, and also embossed into the picture
And this one is using the Corner Trellis die, to create an embossed background.
The corner dies are the subject of some new Videos Rob Addams is doing on the British Craft Network.
So hope you will keep your eyes open for them if you are NEC bound, hugs

Lou

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Create it 4

Hello again,
Okay the Boys over at Kraftyhands asked me to make a card for the Create it 4 magazine. The magazine is a bit different, there's a step by step on each of the designs, but theres videos and artwork on the CD. Each Magazine contains @10 designs, and worth having on the bookshelf.
So heres my Card for the Magazine.
 All the artwork is on the CD. just print it off.
So the instructions are in the Magazine for how I did this, so why dont you pop off and order yours?

Lou

March Challenge

Well you dont seem to hear a lot from me lately do you?
Fact is I am BUSY!!!! I have a craft fair the weekend before Easter, some comissions which I dont photo, as its not fair to put someones card up without their knowledge, and the DT work is keeping me extra busy as well, so its all go on this end!
The loads of DT stuff will be up as soon as I know things are going to air, and I do have one comission that I will share at a later date, including the cut files for it, svg, mtc, dxf AND fcm formats, approval having been given, but not yet.
Today is the start of the new challenge over at Kraftyhands, and a chance for all my American followers to get a head start!
March in the UK has lots of  important dates, St David's Day, St Patricks day, My Birthday, My Mum's Birthday, My Brothers birthday, 3 Aunts Birthdays, My Sons Girlfirends Birthday, 2 Cousins Birthdays, sometimes Easter, the beginning of the Formula One Season, and last but not least, Mothers Day!!!
This year its on the 15th, so not long to go, and the theme for this months challenge is One for Mothers!
Not necessarily Mothers day, but a MUM card if you please!
So Mine comes from the CD Summer of '59, a lovely, light fresh CD, based around those Big Skirts with loads of layers.


This is more or less direct from the CD onto 250gsm card stock. A bit of lace from my stash, as they always had that final layer of Laced edged Tulle didnt they? Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Drops, some square light green gems from my stash, and some glossy accents for the final layer of decoupage, to lift the ladies from the background a bit more. The sentiment is included on the cd, and uses a Stampin' Up punch.
Currently I am running my designs through my eldest sons girlfriend, Sam (21), who has never seen this artwork before and was very taken with it, her words, "It's really light and different, I love it!"
So what can you create for the One for mothers Challenge over on the Kraftyhands Blog? While you're there dont forget to grab your free Bently Bonus artwork, the boys have a new Pup, and every so often have Bently Bonus's up for grabs, free artwork from their cds or individual designs, and I hope to pop along to your blogs and comment

Hugs

Lou