Thursday, 13 September 2012

No character stamps and embossing and a bit of exciting news....

Morning Peeps!!
Last night I was having a read of my google reader and the challenge from the TOMIC challenge blog caught my eye and I just had to join in!
Their challenge this week is No character stamps and embossing. it sounded like such a good one as I have loads of the gorgeous little scene type magnolia's that I always want to put a character with.
I decided on this one, 'Welcome to a  lovely new home', isn't it sweet? and I stamped it on an old book page before colouring it up with my promarkers.
Then I cut it out with my lacey circle nesties. 
The next thing on my list for the challenge was the embossing. I chose to do use my brick embossing folder on some kraft paper. I gently coloured the edges of my bricks with my sandstone promarker to make them pop out even more.

Now I totally love my new swirl with flower leaf Doo Hickey die, its gorgeous. I cut it and distress inked the leaf with a teeny bit of faded jeans and forest moss, then the swirl with forest moss. I then placed it so that it kinda snuggled the house stamp and added a couple of flowers from my stash to the leaf cuts on each side.

Then I popped on a few teeny punched flowers to the little loops on my nesty, added a punched heart where the swirls crossed and a little computer generated sentiment that I punched out with my SU Jewellery tag (...yup, I use it a lot!! its one of my favs!!).

And the exciting news........:) :) :) :)
Tracy over at Dies to Die For emailed me a couple of weeks ago and asked me to join her DT!!! I am so excited and its twice as nice as I get lots of bits from Dies to Die For because Tracy always has an awesome stock of the MFT Die-namics which I lurve!!  Her DT are all awesomely talented so I hope I can match up to their talents soon!!! 

Right, Off to work for me today! Mo and his breakfast buddy, Sophia, are just watching a little bit of TV so I need to rustle them up and get them ready then jump in my yummy new car and get going!!
Have an awesome day peeps
Huge hugs Lou xxxx


  1. I love your card Lou and congratulations on your new DT post, I'm sure you'll have bags of fun :) xx

  2. I love the idea of stamping on a book page - it works so well!
    And huge congrats on the DT gig. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the Dienamics stuff - even if my wallet isn't :)

  3. I can see why it is one of your fave's. There are such a lot of gorgeous details on your card. Love the stamp and it looks fab stamped onto a written page.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Love this Lou. Congrats on the new DT
    En x

  5. This is gorgeous. I love the image and the detailing is wonderful.
    Big congratulations on your new DT place, very well deserved.


  6. Lou this is over the top gorgeous, just love everything about this, and not to worry, you will shine as part of their design team, congrats, hugs

  7. First congratulations Sweetie ! It's so well deserved ! They are lucky to have you in their team now ! I loooooove your card ! Stamping on a book page is such a brilliant idea ! Love the embossed background and the embellies too ! Just gorgeous ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  8. OMG love this card, a beauty ! very nice work !
    Congrats on your DT position, wow, so good news !
    Have a nice day !

  9. Gorgeous!! Love anything to do with text and that little scene is so cute :)

  10. Congratulations hunnie well deserved too, your cards are always fabulous and this one is goregous, love how you have stamped on the printed paper, what a fantastic idea, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxx

  11. fab card- love all the bits of detail and big congrats to you

  12. wow this is fantastic lou.really love how you stamped the gorgeous image on the book page and lush design.
    huge congrats on your new DT too hun.

    xx coops xx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous sweetie love the magnolia stamp.
    Big congrats on your new DT hun & so well deserved you are such a talented lassy.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  14. This is such a fab card Lou love the script! Well done on the new DT place too very well deserved! hugs rebekah xx

  15. AWESOME LOU!!! For both your card and your new position!!! That is so super amazing I am so excited for you :D Love this card..great attention to detail and I just love the colouring over that paper :) Awesome!!

  16. Hi! oh wow Lou,that is fantastic news- how lovely for you and them too:))))) have fun!
    Love this card Lou,it really is gorgeous and your detail /design are perfect.

  17. Congratulations! Was that page from a saucy book??!! I've been trying to read it!


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