Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Kick Off Your Shoes And Join In The Fun!

The Ladybugs are back and after our nice long break we thought we'd  kick off the the year with a

You should have made your way here from the lovely Former ladybug and guest designer for this hop,
where no doubt you've been treated to one of her gorgeous creations, none of the Ladybugs have seen any of the new Killer Heels other than our own and if 
is anything to go by, the rest will be stunning!
The challenge theme for this fortnight is
I went very grown up with my silver black and white card, check out the Swarovski Crystals, BLINGING! 

Ok, don't laugh, I know it's a big photo but with an image as gorgeous as this I wanted you to see every detail!
Remember, there's some great prizes on offer
1st prize is all 6 images,then 5 lucky crafters can each choose an image of their choice. So if you want to be in with a chance of winning, be sure to comment on all of the blogs and remember to look out for some letters along the way to help you work out a word at the end.
The next stop on the hop is Sue
but just before you leave, get out your pencil and paper,I have something for you, my letter is


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Crafty Boots, New,(new release digi)
MIM125, Anything goes,
OSAAT148, Use a digi,
Opus Gluei 148, Glitz and glamour,
Squirrel And Fox 36, Something new.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 28 January 2013

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Less Is Definitely More

Sorry, no time for chit chat,just straight in with the card using one of the adorable babies from the LCI stamp set,paper pieced  and coloured with Copics.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM 104, Sketch,
2 Sisters 128, It's a boy/girl,
CTO96, Baby.

Thanks for stopping by,

p.s. don't for get to stop by on Tuesday!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Feeling Krafty?

It's "Team Lou's" first challenge of 2013 and what an exciting year it's going to be as Southern Girls have some amazing new sponsors this year!
So without further ado, the theme for this fortnight's challenge is
For my DT make I decided to alter a notebook inspired by my gorgeous Saturated Canary Image 
S.C. are one of the sponsors this time and I have to be honest, this is the first time I have ever coloured one of their digi's, I now need to colour up some more! 
I thought the notebook would be a fun little gift for my friend and work colleague who is a new mum, in our job, planning is essential! 

I'm using this for the following challenges:-
D4J59, Anything goes,
PSC96, Anything goes,
MIM, Anything goes,
MFC, Use a digi.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 18 January 2013

Another Fluttering Trio

I treated myself to another set of stamps with butterflies, this set is by Kanban. I just couldn't resist giving them the bright Copic treatment again and setting them into tiny die cut frames with embossed backgrounds.

I just wish that I could capture just how sparkly the Gelly Roll  has made them,you can only see a hint of the sparkle here, the glossy accent bodies just about show up. The usual paper piercing and the jobs done!

I made a bracelet for my lovely friend too,

Wrapping it in tissue and hiding it in the Grand Nestie Hexagon Petal envelope.

At last I've found a use for this die cut!

I'm using these for the following challenges:-
CME13, Anything goes,
HC8,Buttons, beads or bows,
MAWTT , Birthday,
PCJ , Anything goes,
CFAS43, Anything new,
CAMC116, New,
LRW, Repeated shapes,
CUM73, Use a die,
CAC, Embossing,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
TT130. Frame it,
MIM123, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 17 January 2013

My Latest Addiction

 I made a little promise to myself a while back that I was going to give other crafts a go this year, I used to do lots of different kinds of crafting when I was younger but seem to have let my love of card making gradually take over.
 I used to regularly crochet and also dress make when the children were younger but apart from my Crochet pot cover and the 
odd flowers for my cards, I haven't done anything else. 

I've just got to be careful that my latest addiction doesn't take over! These are the bracelets that I made for my work colleagues the other week, I've since made quite a few more, I even found 
myself buying jewellery in the sales to take apart for the beads today. Just 
got to keep myself under control.

Anyway, Just thought I'd share my makes with you, don't know what I'm going to do with the growing collection yet but I do know my friends are happy with theirs so I'm sure they won't mind receiving more for their birthdays.
Not sure what I'm going to try my hand at next but I've a few cards that need making first.
Anyway, that's all from me for today,
Thanks for stopping by, 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

I'll Be Quick.

Just a quick post to share  a thank you card I made using a new Kanban stamp that I bought before Christmas but hadn't had chance to use. Sorry for the poor quality photo.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCC, New,
DLArt, Thankful,
CFAS 43, New,
CCC204, New,
TPS94, Lots of flowers.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 11 January 2013

Very Pintresting.

Hi all, have you missed me? I don't know where the time is going, can't believe it's been over a week since my last post.
Normality has now resumed, we are all back to work and school and the usual requests have been coming in for birthday cards for my children's friends. Not having had much spare time to get creating, I resorted to looking at  my "Cards I Want To Recreate" boards on Pintrest. My card is a different shape, different colour, has gems and paper piercing but the thing that inspired me was the three eye poppingly bright butterflies in a row. I can't lead you directly to the post,unless you want to find it via my Pintrest board but I can lead you to the talented designer Jennifer McGuire who inspired me. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Charisma Cardz 1, Happy Birthday,
FF Jan, Birthday,
LMM52, Birthday,
DBD67, Anything goes,
MIM122, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great weekend,

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The "Tidy" Has Begun

Oh my goodness, what a mess all that last minute Christmas creating created! My first venture into the cabin left me feeling glum, piles of off cuts and remnants on the bench and floor, piles of 12x12 papers cut into from when the Scrapbooking classes ended,so there was nothing else I could do. A black sack joined me and after several hours of being ruthless, most of my bench is now fit to create on again but oh my, the drawers need a serious overhaul! I'm sure I might regret it but the pile of 12x12's are now chopped into 6x6 and seem less daunting now that they are neatly bagged in their "collections". I think I could do with investing in a basket so that I can have them on my bench nagging at me instead of being forgotten in the drawer. I've even put all the diecuts in an envelope ready to send to my friend in Scotland.

So still no paper crafting has been done but what I have done is started making some bracelets after a request before Christmas by my boss. My bench is now covered in small boxes and packets of beads, threads in various colours and dobs of glue that I keep dipping the ends of the thread in to make it easier to slide through the beads.
I'm new to this game so any advice greatly received :)
These are the first couple I made in November as a trial but made on twine before I got some jewellery thread, I'm loving that I found a link on Pintrest as to how to make them adjustable.
I'll show you all the new makes once they're finished.
Oh well, that's me for today, hope it's a good one for you,thanks for stopping by, catch you later,

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I haven't made any resolutions this year, I certainly didn't manage to keep last years where I aimed to make one Christmas card a week, oh well, I managed to get them all made in the end so didn't have to resort to making lots of New Years Cards to make up for it like I did last year.
I haven't actually made any New Years cards and haven't done any crafting for a week so the only card I have lined up to show you is  the second card my friend ordered for her mum to give her sister. I was at a loss what I was going to do other than use 2 hearts and the sentiment that was requested but I have to say that I was rather pleased with how it turned out, good old Cricut and Plantin's School, to the rescue once again! The snowflakes and colours as you may know if you saw the first card, are to go with the Wedding theme.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TEFCB39, Celebration,
BM67,Something Old Something New,(old cartridge,new charms)
PTT101, Celebrate,
MIM121, Anything goes,
Whoopsi Daisy,Celebrate.
Thanks for stopping by,