Wednesday, 17 August 2011

CES Mix and match

Image- Aida-Gonna miss you from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Laura Ashley traditional (the blue & yellow flowery bit)
Map paper from a 12x12 huge folder of paper I have had for years
(don't know what its called though!)
Morning peeps!!!

I am back in bloggyland bright and early this morning to share with you my card for the CES challenge blogs Mix & Match challenge. I came in their top 3 again last week, thank you so much girlies, and I can't tell you how much that means to me because sometimes you feel like you are blogging away all to yourself so its lovely to know people pop in and like what you have been busy creating away at. Thank you again xxxx

And so onto the mix and match challenge.....arghhhhhh!! anyone who knows me knows that I always try to stick to the same pad of paper or colourway from Anice's funky hand cd's so this was a challenge and a half for dippy Lou here!!!!

In the end I went for some pretty Laura Ashley paper ( its nestled behind Aida) and some of my huge 12x12 stash. This huge 12x12 stash is what my gorgeous hubby bought me when I first got my cricut, so 5 years ago now and its awesome. I don't know who made it but it came in a mahoosive bag and even though I use some every week it is still going strong!! All the paper is thick,more like thin card, and double sided (yey!!!)
I chose a world mappy style one to go with the travelling theme.

You can just about make out the miss you sentiment and hugs and kisses a la cuttlebug love language cutting die. I cut them out of some corrugated card that Scott put aside for me from some parcels last week, its fab, love the effect it gives. I tied the hugs and kisses on with some garden twine and frayed the edges.

And of course, my little distrezz it all had a good buzzing today roughing up all the edges for me, love it!! its huge satisfaction at the touch of a button!!!!!! ;)

Aida got some promarker treatment and a good splodge of glossy accents on her roses on her hat, along with all the gold/brassy bits on her suitcases. I don't know why I love her so much, she just looks so lovely sat there on her suitcases.

A few blingy gems and I called her done!!!!

Today I am hitting the play area with the children. I am feeling rough with a sore throat so am taking some colouring to do with me and a magazine as they will be in there for hours, only emerging for drinks!! lol!!!

Have a fabby day peeps.
Hugs Lou xxx


  1. hi lou,

    I just love this card!!! the papers are amazing and you colourd aida beautifully. love her dotty dress.

    greetings femke

  2. oooh Lou she is lovely and fabulously coloured. I love how you have achieved that distressed/vintagy feel as I really struggle with this. I tend to be one of those stay in my comfort zone type of crafters but really must try and branch out.
    Max x

  3. Hi sweetie how can anyone not pop in see you & your fab creations I love popping in here shug. Today does not dissapoint this is gorgeous I so love the die cuts they are awesome....mmmm I feel yet another spend coming on ;0) lol.
    Love the image & the papers are lush....I always tend to forget about my 12x12 stash & they really do get neglected maybe I need to move them where I will see them more easily.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    oops nearly forgot....thank you also for joining the mad house that is CES Challenges hun, good luck.

  4. Just so gorgeous the sweet image and beautiful mix of dp's too hun...

    Well done also on your top 3 sweetie..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. Awwww this is so sweet!, Just love the image hun & the words go perfectly with her!

    Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Hi!Lou this is so sweet,i just love her and the little glossed roses-so pretty.
    Hope your sore throat goes soon,
    sorry not been by much,am working on my bits for Sirstamp and inbetween lunch/tea/play time and all the normal jobs- spare time is a bit thin.
    take care,big hug.

  7. This is adorable - she is just so cute in her polka dot outfit. Great mix of papers.
    Thanks for joining us again at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  8. What afantastic card Lou! I love the image and the papers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at CES, Sheena xx


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