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Friday, March 30, 2012

New video tutorial

Hi guys, well here's post one of 2 lol, in answer to a request I received, but most of you probably know how to do this anyway, xxx

Scrapbook Stamp new digi's!!

OK, Blogger is playing silly devils again!! I am getting really annoyed with it!! So some new Digi's from Scrapbook Stamp Society, this beautiful Fairy Butterfly, Shades of Green, though f Course I did Shades of Blue instead.. This digi is by Morgan Fitzsimons, and you can get it at Scrapbook Stamp Society

What I used:
A pre-cut Butterfly from Hunkydory
Promarkers,
Gold Gel pen,
Papermania, enchanted Midnight Fairy stamps,
Versa mark Ink pad,
Blue Mica Powder,

This ones a sweetie , Lotus Blossom.
What I used:
Promarkers
Blossom Stamp
Broken China Distress Ink,
Labels 17 die,
Shaped Card stock,
A couple of Organza Flowers
Base paper, pre printed.


What a couple of Stunners!!

















Thursday, March 29, 2012

Awards.

Well this is a bit embarrassing!!
For those who think I have forgotten I haven't, just very embarrassed by it all.
Over the past few weeks I have been honoured with awards. I truly don't consider myself to be inspirational, that's why I trawl blog land to gain inspiration, yet I am totally bemused by the fact that people consider me to be inspirational in one form or another. As such it is hard for me to make the posts about rewards I receive, and I hope the givers realize that it is not ignorance, but having to drag the courage up from somewhere to actually post them that takes time.

so lets get the embarrassing bit over and done with!! 
http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda
http://ctrublu.blogspot.co.uk/

Guilly
http://www.blog.maesmieri.org.uk/
Gwyneth

http://kraftyhugzz.blogspot.co.uk/
                                                                         Kenzie
Okay so each of these have rules:
So the Kreativ Blogger Award is as follows:
I am to pass it on to 7 of my blogging friends but first I have to tell you 10 things about me.
1) Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2) Share 10 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass on the award onto 7 other people.
4) Follow the person that gave you this award.

Liebster is :
The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership

To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.
"Liebster" in German means "dearest"

Versatile Blogger Award: times 2
The conditions of accepting this award are:
  •     To thank the person who gave it to you and include a link to their blog.
  •     Select 15 blogs that you have either recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •     Tell them you have nominated them for the award.
  •     Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Okay now I am so embarrassed, I am going to have to go and hide for a bit, so I can recover!!, and let the red fade from my face!!
And I now have to think of loads of blogs I would like to share this with, xx
So I'll be back after my physio appointment, and get the brain to work on the multitude of people I need to select!!!


Paper crafting Journey DT card Challenge

Morning!!


Hope everyone's well and enjoying the beautiful weather?
Well this week the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge is based on some Photo Inspiration:
photo credit link: http://weheartit.com/entry/10850445
The sponsor this week is Jelly Park: Who are a little bit different in that they are sponsoring a charity this year with some special stamps.100% of the proceeds from the sale of these stamps goes to Little Havens Hospice.

http://www.jellypark.co.uk/page_2579188.html 
http://jellypark.co.uk/
We were provided with a choice of Yummy stamps, and as usual I was greedy and used all 3!!




I think this is a Flip top Gate fold card, but I am not entirely certain wether that is correct, but it is an apt description!
What I used :
Promarkers,
A sheet of old pink patterned paper, form my stash,
The cupcake ribbons were embossed from my Ultimate Pro
bunting: http://www.jellypark.co.uk/ourshop/prod_1828925-139-set-of-four-bunting-digital-stamp.html 
wedding cake: http://www.jellypark.co.uk/ourshop/prod_1769349-133-wedding-cake-digital-stamp.html
cake shop: http://www.jellypark.co.uk/ourshop/prod_1769351-134-cake-shop-digital-stamp.html
and there you have it a rather different card, xxx
Dont forget to pop by the Paper Crafting Journey Blog for inspiration, from the rest of the uber talented team, 

Mosaic Tutorial st Stamp n Doodle.

Well It was the lovely Stacies turn to create a tutorial this week for the Stamp n Doodle tutorial Team, and I must admit, two things, one I had never done it before, and two, I had to improvise!

Here's my submission,

What I used:
The Dance Recital digi Stamp
Pro Markers
Cheery Lynn Lace Square Heart Mega doily
Orange organza Ribbon,
Fired Brick distress ink,
Orange and Cotton Candy Pigment ink pads.
Patterned Cardstock,
PVA glue.

I used PVA glue, as  had no Modge Podge, lol, so as its a tutorial, you will have to pop over to the SND Learning Centre page to see what its all about, lol

Have fun, xxx

Lou

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jems Designs Quad Twisted Easel You-tube

Here's an online tutorial I have just done using the Jems Designs Underworld CD Rom, hope you like it, xxx



What a give away!!!


Really simple instructions, news from Scrapbook Stamp Society April Blog Challenge Starts April 1st ~ April 30



*Win a Brand New Sizzix Texture Boutique!* 
Only 2 Rules
1. Follow the Scrap Book stamp Blog (make sure that you do, we check)
2. Use any of our digis or clear stamps found atwww.scrapbookstampsociety.com to make a card or project and post it to your blog linking back up to ours.
 For extra chances to win
3. Post our Blinkie on your blog, leave a comment that tells us that you did. 
You have to be mad to miss this one, even I want one, LOL

 Photobucket     So what are you waiting for?

10,000 Views

Wow I have had over 10,000 views of my page!! I cant quite believe that figure, thats huge, Thank you everyone, xxx
just a quickie, as I have done yet another video, this time to do with the New Cheery Lynn Mega Doily dies, and the Happy cut!!

so I hope you'll have a look, I will be posting more later, but I have some DT work to do,  right now, and then some awards people have sent me need to be posted as well lol, I havent forgotten ladies I promise, xxx

Friday, March 23, 2012

New digis revealed at SSS

Well have we got a treat in store for you..........
we have some fabulous new Digis released at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
Here are my versions, for 2 of the showcased digis:
 Introducing Lil Cowgirl!
To me a Cowgirl is quintessentially American, so That was the theme for this card, but it obviously way too early to be thinking of the Independence or Thanksgiving Celebrations.
So a Holiday card!! I am sure there will be some one going on Holiday to America this year, so this would be an ideal Bon Voyage card.
What I used.
a 5x5" card blank, the Lil Cowgirl Digi Stamp, Promarkers, some Crystal Accents by Ranger, Sakura gel pens, and some strips of Red, and white paper, a small square of blue pearlised paper, and some punched out stars.
I made the insert using the digi in my favourite Graphics Program.
 I laid the strips on a thin sheet of paper, and glued them in position, then added the blue, square, and for those Americans reading I know there arent the right number of stars! I am English! Would you know the right way to draw the Union Jack?. I bent and folded the stripes and stars sheet so that it forms a flapping flag, and glued it into position, before adding the digi to the front. The sentiment was cut using Spellbinders Labels 22.


 This is Superhero Zell and her Walker digi.
This was quite hard for me to do, as I am sure you have guessed by now that I need an idea to spark me into action, but it only took 2 days before the idea appeared.
This one I have titled "The morning after the night before!"
I think this is how most teenagers/early 20's must feel the day after their birthdays! So I did this as a male themed birthday card.
I used:
Promarkers, scraps of Fabric, Blue Card stock, a Cheery Lynn Mega doily die, and a needle and thread. Insert was made using a backing sheet of digi paper, a frame punch and the digi stamp.
I like this idea, although I must admit, this one suited my hand sewing style down to the ground! Rough and ready lol, bit like the stitches on Superhero Zell! Give me a sewing machine and I am fine, but I wasnt getting it out just for doing the card, there isnt enough room in here!!
Right Blogger is playing silly devils again, so I will have to post this then try to edit it properly when it lets me back in, have fun guys and girls, xxx



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Thursday, March 22, 2012

SSS Digi Stamp

Well a quick post from me as I have a few bits to do, for revelation later in the week..........
This is another of the digi Images I bought from Scrapbook Stamp Soceity The Pink Fairy by Lori Barrata


 What I used:
Promarkers
Rangers Glossy Accents
Silver Mirri Board
grey pearlised card
blue parchment papers
blue satin ribbon
blue A3 cardstock
insert papers
embossibilities sheet, spellbinders
home made embossing sheet
Sakura Gel pens
Pink Fairy digi by Lori Barratta





I think she is beautiful, and hope you do too.............
Challenges I am entering this card in:
http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes
http://digistamps4joy.blogspot.co.uk/  Predominatley Blue
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/  anything goes
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Get Digital

hugs

Lou
xxx


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Eye Butterfly

Well as part of my birthday pressies, I bought my self some stunning images from The Scrapbook Stamp Society and here is one I have just completed.
As soon as I saw this I had an idea in mind, and I just adore the way this has turned out!!
You can get this stamp youself, by following this Link. The Image is by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, and is an absolute stunner!!
What I used:
Parchment, White card stock, Lilac Card stock, Purple duo Card stock, Supersmooth paper, Centura Pearl insert paper, Promarkers, Ribbon, crystal Glitter, Crystal Accents, foil, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 die, Docrafts dots embossing folder, Big and Juicy Happy Birthday Ink pad.
The verses are from Quote Garden, and homes-nnj.com.
The parchment is fixed at the butterfly body with Silicon Glue gel.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
All that Scraps  anything goes
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.co.uk/  Flutterby Wednesday challenge 195

Hope you like it, hugs

Lou xxx




Monday, March 19, 2012

And the Winner is....................

Big drum roll for the winner, who was chosen at random by Youngest...........

Number 2, who is................................Shelagh!!!

Well done Hun, if you could email me your details, I will get it posted out for you Contact details on about me, xx


I would like to say a really big thank you to everyone who entered, I hope you will stay with me as I journey down the Blog road, and Crafting experience, xxx


And just to prove that I put all the names in
Hope you all had a wonderful day, xxx

Lou

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Blog Candy


 I am going to make a late change due to requests.
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK, AND ARE PREPARED TO PAY THE POSTAGE COSTS FOR DELIVERY TO YOU, THEN YOU CAN ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!
I have had requests and comments about wether I would be willing to do this, and have ummed and ahhed about it, but OKAY yes go ahead!!

This will stay at the top until the 18th March, please scroll down for new posts, xx
Ok guys and girls, well It just so happens that Mothering Sunday (here in the UK) and my birthday both happen to fall on the same day this year....................Can you hear the kids groaning? I can, as it means I get a proper day of pressies, and pampering, ( sorry but you now have to imagine me doing a one legged hop while trying to do a Leane's Happy Dance).
so I thought I would skip doing a 1/2 anniversary Candy, and go for a birthday/Mothering Sunday Candy instead.............


Holographic card, a complete kit from Hunky Dory, as I wont be using it, a new Embossing mat, C&C heat tool, (I have 2 heat guns, and yet another still in its box),
2 Papermania paper pads, A4 and A5, 2 tape runners, A Victoria and Albert Museum paper pad, 3 stencils, 2 rolls shaker tape, 2 rolls DST, Pack of 2x12 Smirk papers,  Creative Expressions Wrinklies Stamp set unused, some Flowersoft Christmas base designs and tags, Some small toppers, embossing powder, Snowman thingies, a Cupcake book base, Bull dog clips, Big Pile of ribbon, assorted lengths and colours, generally over 2m per strip.
 2 Joanna Sheen Stamps, and a pack of Promarker Ultra fine nibs,  a Helix Magnifying ruler, an Ultimate Pro embossing board, Some La Pashe sheets, and some other stuff you can see in this updated picture. I still have 12 days to go, so there might be more yet!! I  had to spread it out on my Kingsize bed, then stand ON the bed to grab this pic, so who ever wins this will know they have won when the postie struggles up the path bent double with the weight lol
So if your interested please leave your name below, click on Follow, as its not fair if you dont, and the others do, and grab a copy of the pic, and pop it on your side bar with a link back here for me please.
It will be drawn on the 18th of March, whenever they let me near the PC,
Good luck, xx


Lou

Friday, March 16, 2012

The most stunning Image...SSS DT card

The Animal Kingdom is the Challenge over at The Scrapbook Stamp Society Blog, this week, and I chose a stunning image by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.
This is a Stunning Piece of work, and is a LARGE image in itself, as it is so detailed. I printed it out just slightly smaller than A4, so you can now Gauge the size of the card.
Promarkers AGAIN, to the rescue, and I took my time over it, I did it in sections, and it took about 3 days to finish, but worth the time I think.
I didn't want to have an ordinary background to the image, as there is in reality, little chance of this image coming to pass, so I removed the blank areas, and mounted the image onto some Oil effect card.
Next I needed a frame...........so the question was then how to achieve the effect I wanted. So I borrowed an Idea from Wendy at Create and Craft, and created a sort of dropped shelf inside the card.




So now I have something to use as a frame, I just had to decorate it! I got out my Happy Cut, well in all honesty, I didnt get it out as such, I just picked it up from under the table lol, it doesn't weigh much more than a Cuttlebug, (which is always good when you are in danger of dislocating your wrists!) and some Spell Binders flower dies and cut through 8 layers of tissue paper in one pass. I then decided to add leaves, so collected 2 shades of Yellow, and 3 shades of green, and ran those through as well. I layered it all up and added them to the Frame. I used yellow gems for the inside of the flowers, and a gold Gel pen for the inside of the flowers on the main picture.
I used some Ranger Colour coredinations cardstock, and cut a small sliver which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Organic Flourish folder, and sanded it back, and fixed it to the front base of the card.
I LOVE this image its an absolute delight! and I love the card it has created!
Why dont you pop over to the Shop and have a nosey. There is likely to be images that you recognise in there, as these ladies and gents are well established artists who have designed for years, even doing Book artwork, and Galleries. Let me know which are your favourites, xx

Shades of green Blog Hop SSS


Welcome to the Scrapbook Stamp Society "Shades of Green Blog Hop!" March 16- March 21, 2012  
The wonderful dream team wants to share with you projects in the shades of green and hopefully can inspire you this wonderful St. Patrick's Weekend with these beautiful shades of color. 
Hop along and be sure to see all the magical wonders. Leave comments on each blog as well as this main one and be sure to become a follower on this blog as well.
Blog Candy:
Two girls in the hop that are randomly chosen already will pick a winner on March 21, 2012 to receive a free digi from us.
Also feel free to stop by http://www.scrapbookstampsociety.com and tell us your favorite digi and we will choose one of you to win that free digi on the main blog page.
Thank you for hopping with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society!
You should have hopped here from Claire
If not please start at the beginning which begins with http://addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.com so you don't miss out on anything!

Well My First Blog Hop! I have done a couple before, but haven't actually taken part in one as such before, so I'm all excited!!
So here's my offering:
 This is using Fairy Mask by Marianne Mathiasen. The challenge and Hop for this week is "Shades of Green" in honour of St Patrick, so that was what I had to use!
3 different shades of green card stock, 3 different shades of green glitter, green foil, green Mica powder and 7 shades of green Promarkers!!
Promarkers used: Tea Green, Fresh Meadow, Soft Green, Meadow Green, Lime Green, Forest Green, and finally Pine!
 Well it was a challenge, but you know what for all that I like it, definitely a different version of Monochrome!!
I decided to use a twist on one of my favourite (well at the moment anyway) card bases. and instead of scoring the card to allow the main picture base to be framed by the outer edges, I turned it inside out, and made it so that it sits outside the outer edges as it were, so it seems a little bit more laid back than other versions!
I used the Cheery Lynn Royal Coved Rectangle DL192, die and used it to create a frame for the sides and base of the card, and the Spellbinders Lattice rectangles Die, extended slightly in my Happy cut, as a Matt for the main image. I used a green mica powder mixed with water for the background of the main Image. I foiled the flowers and hand drawn scrolls using a quickie glue pen and some foil from my foil-it machine. Various background flowers and dots were then glittered in the 3 shades of green glitter.
And there she is finished, and Fabulous in her green-ness!

 There are no other hops I'm the end, so well done for getting this far!!
Now you need to pop Here to the Challenge Blog, and have a peek!


Here is the entire line up in case you got lost on the way or even started with me!!:








And we have a Challenge Blog that we would love for you to check out: http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.com

Hope you enjoyed what you have seen so far, and that you'll keep popping back to see what new inspiration I can offer, xx

Challenges for this card:
Pile it on Shades of Green
Digistamps 4 Joy A new dress for spring: Green
DYSU Favourite colour
Make it Monday anything goes
Whimsical Designs Go Green Challenge 45
Phindy's place Monochromatic Green challenge 96


Lou

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stamp N doodle Tutorial and NEWS

Oh wow was this a different challenge for me in more ways than one!!!
Firstly Joyce came up with a wonderful embellie, which as I am not really into hand sewing, was a challenge in itself, then Making the card, and then.....................making a video on how to do the Embellie!!!
For the details and how to on the embellishment you do need to pop over Here, and hopefully take part in the NEW set up.
But first to my news, and BOY do I have some!! I was Honoured by Lynne at Stamp n Doodle, and asked to be the Tutorial Team Co-ordinator! Which is why I haven't really been posting as such, as there was quite a bit to sort, lol.
Firstly we wanted to expand the Tutorial Team a little bit, and we are delighted to announce that Stacie and Joyce have joined the Team.
Then Lynne and myself wanted to introduce video tutorials to help with the "how to" side of things, so I had to figure out how to do it, lol, then actually do some for practice! Nerve wracking!
Next up is that soon, as in very Imminent, there will be a Tutorial Team Challenge!! So check out the SND website for details!!
Anyway to the card and embellie for this fortnight...........
The Stamp is one of Lynne's designs Teegan, and is the Digi Stamp of the Month which means 25% off in the shop, and She is fabulous! Perfect for the Challenges this month, especially the current Challenge, Green and Gold on the DT page.
I used promarkers to colour Teegan, and her dog, I found a Shamrock clip art Freebie from Here, and popped it all over a backing paper from My Craft Studios A Taste of Spring CD. I cut an ornate matt using Cheery Lynn Royal Coved Rectangle Mega Doily DL192 from some light green card, and matted that onto some Dark green card, before mounting it onto some more of the Lighter green base card.
I used MCS to adjust the print off a green version of the backing paper, and took the colour of the Shamrock for the text colour, and cut it using Spellbinders Fancy tags 3.
Then the embellishment.......... the whole point of the card really, which is bottom Right corner, so pop to The Tutorial Page for how to create Joyce's wonderful embellishment! And the video! The sound's a bit out of sync, but I refuse to do it AGAIN! The number I have had to throw away due to poking myself with the needle, and swearing! And Blood everywhere! Dogs Barking, Phone ringing, Kids barging in....you get the idea!!
so why not have a go for yourself, there's all sorts of Challenges going on including a never ending stamp!!!

xx

Lou

Pretty in Pastels Challenge

Morning!
Hope everyone having a good day, I am being a bit busy with posts today, as all my DT work seems to be due today, lol
This post is for the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge................Pretty in Pastels Challenge.
This time we were given a couple of images to choose from from the very talented Kenny K ,
http://www.kennykdownloads.com/ 
and the image I decided Finally, after much indecision was ..............It wasnt me! Digi.

So okay, "It wasnt me", from a kid, now is the kid telling the truth or are they trying to wriggle out of trouble? Can you tell I'm a Mum? lol. So I decided that actually, for once, this kid was telling the truth, which left me with............ Okay whats she telling the truth about?
So off I trot......... Hmmn, front room, to use pastel colours, in the wallpaper, and puppy in trouble? Okay, so why's the puppy in trouble instead of the girl? Hmmn. White carpet and paint!!

This card is a real amalgamation of digital, and physical crafting. Digital Image, Paper pack, paper piecing, stamping, die cutting and distressing! Oh and a tin can!!
I used 3 papers from a freebie pack of 6x6" papers, by Pink Petticoat, Wild Blossom Collection, for the wallpaper, the Puppy and Paw print Stamps are by Personal Impressions, with Big and Juicy Happy Birthday pad, and Dovecraft Cocoa Brown Pigment ink on supersmooth paper.
These I mounted onto my Base card with DST.
I used some scraps, (YES!! I used some scraps, Wey Hey!) for the paint tins, and Lampshade. Promarkers for the paint. And a Piece of loose brown patterned paper for the lampshade base.
I used a tin can to die cut the mirror, and some paper for the sentiment. Dies used: Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, and Labels 20. The sentiment was distressed with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender Distress ink, and I added a lilac ribbon.

The Image itself was coloured using Promarkers, Blue Pearl, Cornflower, Orchid, Purple, Almond, Indigo Blue, Sun Kissed pink, Ginger Pumpkin, Raw Sienna, and Dusky Rose.
A bit busier than my normal card but I like it, and think its a lovely bit of fun, do pop by the Paper Crafting Journey Blog and see what the rest of my Teamies have come up with, there's some stunners in there, and have a go yourself at the Pretty In Pastels challenge,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

All quiet on the Card front.......Candy News.

Wow quiet in here isnt it? I havent posted for a few days as I have been rather busy........
I cant show you what I have been working on as it is all due for show later in the week...........oops, so one day there will be quite a few posts by me lol.
In addition I have been dipping my toe into the world of You-tube......... 4 videos, well 5 actually as one is due to go "Live" later in the week, all on the Happy cut, my fab version of an A4 die cutting machine, and as I have just received some new dies, which are a little bit complicated, and I think this is one of the few machines you DONT have to shim, or buy additional plates for I will be doing another one on those dies later on this week!
But the reason for this post...........
There is a certain someone out there who has or is very soon to receive an envelope with some goodies inside!
The certain someone just happened to be follower number 100! Wow!!!! The certain someone is still in with a chance at my birthday/Mothers Day give away, but I reached my 100 mark, woo hoo!! I know I am over 100 now, and I would really like to thank everyone who has joined in, and I do hope you will stay with me as I continue this blog.
But back to follower 100! The certain person will receive an unmarked large padded envelope through the door, there wont be anything in the envelope to say who it has come from, but I hope they find their way back here eventually, xx Thank you for being my 100th Follower!!
I know if you have looked at my Candy post in the past you may have just scrolled past it, BUT I am going to make a late change due to requests.
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK, AND ARE PREPARED TO PAY THE POSTAGE COSTS FOR DELIVERY TO YOU, THEN YOU CAN ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!
I have had requests and comments about wether I would be willing to do this, and have ummed and ahhed about it, but OKAY yes go ahead!!
Thank you for all your support I really appreciate it, and this is my way of saying a very BIG THANK YOU to each and everyone of you, xxx
Just a quick update as Makka's Mum has just let me know she received the package on Saturday!!
Makka is 6yrs old, and truly was Follower 100!
Thank you Makka, I am so glad you liked it, xx and thank you for being my 100th Follower.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Oh I did a Video!!!

Oh dear me well that was a bit stress full!!
I have had questions about my Happy Cut machine, and making video's is something I have been thinking about for a while to do with DT work, and my own creations, so today I took the plunge and did my first you-tube video!
Now how do I get you lot to view it, and how to set up a new page with links to videos I will do in the future?
Happy Cut and Plates Video. Its the first of a series on the Happy cut, but it might be a bit on the quiet side, so please turn the volume up!! For some reason I cant get the sound to go any louder, as my PC has assigned it to Skype and wont let me change it around!!

Please let me know what you think, as I am really nervous now!!
xxx

Lou

Another Debbees CD's Creation

Well I said I was dong another card from the same set of papers provided free as Part of the Debbees CD's monthly Challenge, which you can find Here. And Here it is.............

 A Tripple fold card. For this I used the Topper, with no decoupage, one of the backing Papers, and the insert.
 I printed the Topper off 3 times, and one and a half sheets of the Backing paper, then I took a sheet of A3 card, and slit it in half along its length.
I mounted the backing sheet on first at the rear, so I had a line to score on, then added the topper. After I had scored the line, I then folded it over and trimmed to fit the design along the top of the Fans.
Again I matted and Layered the Topper and backing sheet, but the Topper was trimmed to expose the rear design.I had to extend the card at this point, using the piece of card I had originally discarded.

Then I scored and folded it back to create the Trifold.
Again I Trimmed it to shape around  the smaller Fan, then added some cosmic shimmer Silver Pearlised Glue to the hinge point of each fan. Instead of cutting slits and using Ribbon, I used a platinum Mica with a waterbrush and filled the ribbon area's in
The Sentiment was stamped using a versa mark ink pad, and some steely Blue Glittered embossing powder. Then I trimmed it to shape, and used the Cornflower promarker, to flood the edges, then went round again very lightly with the Cool Grey 4 Promarker.
I really Like the effect this has created, and it all ties in nicely together. The insert is fixed to the back, and for once for me , this is a complete card!
Hope you like it too, but please pop over to Debs page and get the papers for yourself, you never know you might win a CD of your choice like I did!!

Hugs to all

Lou XXX

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Crafts U print

Another of the cards I printed off, from my collection of Crafts U Print designs. I Flatly refuse to go rummaging around on the website which can take hours!!
 Crafts u Print come in very handy when Mojo is being lazy , and I had half prepared this the other night before I got distracted.
They are simply Print and cut files, then add a bit of your own style to finish it off.
On this Card, I have added some purple pearls to the butterflies body, and some purple Flourishes from Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, and that's all a quick simple card that looks very effective,

xxx


Lou

March's Debbees CD Challenge

Well I downloaded these sheets from Debbees Site a few Days ago, and have done one of my ideas, and am working on the second.
Deb provides all you need for each challenge, you just decide how to use it!! Its a little know site, but if you have been to any of the big craft shows in the UK, you will probably have seen Deb without realising it. Recall a Bee wandering round the shows? Well That's Deb a wonderfully creative lady.
Here's the first of two cards I have made with her free download challenge for this month.......
I used 3 of the papers, and matted them one on top of the other, then I used the insert and adjusted it in My Craft studio, so I had a circular central image as opposed to the oval, Deb had provided.
I printed the fans off separately, on photo paper, and then decoupaged them over the circular centre.
I used a Spellbinders Holly Motif die for the sentiment, and stamped and distressed it with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender Distress Ink. Then I cut the Border off so I was left with the central panel.
I added some purple gems to the corners of various layers, and the fans, and used some purple Brads and Ribbon on opposite ends of the panel.
I really do like the way this has turned out, and hope you do too.

Hugs, xx

Lou

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I really dont deserve this!

But I have to Say THANK YOU to my Mate, Kenzie, for it. You can find the lovely Kenzie Here.
This is what she sent me:



Here are the terms under which this “Green Blend Award” are to be given.

1. This award is for any co-blogging friend who
has helped you develop your blog in any and all ways.

2. This award is for any co-blogging friend
who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

3. This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by
and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one
of the great comments at the end of your post.

4. This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you
feel meet the listed requirements.

5. Create a post with the terms of use and
publish your Blends of choice.

6. Blend of choice may copy the award from your
blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7. Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing 
this award to keep the circle forever growing.

I feel very honoured that some people view me and my Blog in this way, Kenzie, I am humbled hun, xx

But I do know a few People who should receive this award:
Firstly it has to Be My FG, (Fairy Godmother), who actually does exist, bless her, she gets a hard time on here because of me, and I joke about her size, being 130 etc, when really she's not. She is a wonderful Kind lady, who is a source of honest Critique, fun, creative, motivating, helpful, supportive inspiration.
FG doesnt have a Blog, but she does pop by occasionally, and is the first person I though of when I read the rules for this award, even though she doesnt have a Blog, she is an Angel, and is thoroughly deserving of this award. After all I wouldnt be in Blog land if it wasnt for her encouragement. BUT she doesnt fit the criteria, However, I am reserving first place for her, for when I can FINALLY persuade her to Blog! XX Ta FG, XX.

There are 3 specific People in addition that deserve this award: 
Linda Simpson http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com, For her advice, and kindness, and suggestions.
Sheenagh Hulin, http://signaturecardsbysheenagh.blogspot.com/ an All round Good Egg, who's Talent I admire Greatly.
and Heather Valentin http://purimagination.blogspot.com/ the MOST talented person it has ever been my privilege to work with.
All three ladies are a constant source of Inspiration and encouragement, and I treasure each and every comment made by them, xxx Thank you Ladies, XXX

New Zombie Images available soon from SSS

Well We have some different images coming soon at the Scrapbook Stamp Society. The Zombies have arrived in Style!
When I was offered this Digi, I was told to think outside the box. Which is Literally what I did, though it doesnt look like it from this shot, does it.
I needed some things to build my design around, and I dont have a huge collection of Zombie stuff in my stash so I had to turn to Goths for what I needed, Sorry Jems Designs!
When I think of zombies, they're green, or grey, and generally unhealthy looking, and always looking to surprise the unwary, which is where the photo below came in.
Strangely it must be a very weird football team she is a cheer leader for. Can you imagine a game of American football with teams of Zombies? There would be bits flying off all over the place!!
So I borrowed an Idea I saw round Christmas Time on Create and Craft with Wendy from Kanban. and created a folding box for the front of my card, using some Blood red pearlised paper. I am going to try to figure out how to do small video tutorials this week I promise, lol.
I used several sheets from Jems Designs Gothic Beauties CD, as I needed Coffins, and cemetery stuff lol, and used one of the backing papers and a tag, and a Gatefold design piece.
I printed the Coffin on photopaper adding my own wording, the Gatefold piece I replicated, and printed out twice on my Laser printer, and the backing sheet was printed using an Ink jet printer. So you have super shiny, quite shiny and Matt. I took a strip of Self adhesive Craft Lace Border, and coloured it with Tim Holtz's Black Soot Distress ink, direct from the pad. I used 3 white flowers from a collection by the Glitter Girls, and again coloured them with Black Soot, mixed with some water, then Dried with my Heat gun.
Zimberly Zombie is from a new Line By Heather Valentin, over at SSS, released today, and I coloured her with Promarkers, Tea Green, Warm Grey 1, Cool Grey 4, Red, Soft Peach, Caramel, Buttercup, and Cornflower. Then I trimmed carefully around her and mounted her on some Fluorescent green card, which was trimmed to shape.
I mounted the box on the front of the card, and then placed the gatefold sections over the flaps, I cut a small slit in one side for the ribbon to affix to, and the mounted the coffin to the middle of the folded box, fixing another piece of ribbon behind the coffin, to form a closure. I took some2 strips of 220micron Acetate and scored it at centimeter intervals, the folded it to form concertina springs, and fixed then to the back of Zimberly, before fixing it to the centre of the folding box.
She is quite hard to squeeze back in her box to hide her, but she  does jump out of the Coffin Quite nicely, lol.
I think she is a giggle, and I dont "do" Zombies lol,

Love to know what you think, xxx

This is entered in the Following:
Craft your passion, challenge 100!! wow, Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs something old, (Jems Designs CD), something new (Zimberly Stamp)
Crafts 4 Eternity Digital delights Recipe 61
Pink Elephant Layers Minimum of 3


Lou