Sunday 28 February 2010

A birthday card for a special friend.

I am clambering out of the fog of uni work today after sending in my assignment and have indulged myself in a night of crafting in my crafty garage!!!!

I had a birthday card to make for a special friend and thought a tilda one would be just right.

Birthdays is the theme over on Just magnolia so I think I will pop this little card into their challenge.Here's a close up of my little tilda sitting on the top of the card!!!

Saturday 27 February 2010

Lily-Boo's Boutique DT call....

Its that time of year again where the Boo team need to expand our team of lovelies!!!
So it is ..................DT CALL TIME!!!!!!!
What we here at Boo HQ want to know is.......What can you do with a boo?!!!
If you are interested, please send us 3 photos of your favourite work.Tell us why you would like to be on the design team.Tell us the address of your blog and any forums that you visit regularly.Please send (by email, details below) your applications for our lovely DT and include a link to your blog for our lovely DT to drool over.In return you will be sent Lily-Boo images to work with and will be expected to produce 3 cards or projects each month, to be shown on the website, and on your blog.
The Design Team term will run for 6 months until August 2010.
Applications to be sent by email to Lou (there is a link to my mail at the top right hand side column.)if you could pop 'DT CALL' in the subject box that would be a huge help to my spam box!!
Closing date Sunday 21st March 2010.Good luck!

Friday 19 February 2010

Mothers day easel card.

Hello peeps!!!
I am 'chill'-axin in my craft room tonight after a busy week at work. I decided to make a start on my mothers day cards.

Do you ever struggle with making one different (...or better!!!) than last years effort? Omg I do!!!! I saw an awesome heart shaped easel card on the just magnolia blog(...i think thats where it was...) So this year I am going to do shaped easel cards, I love easel cards and this one was sooooo easy!!!!
Here it is.......
All I did was use my wildcart cart to cut the heart card out,(I think I did it at
4 3/4 " to get the envelope made too). I used the negative left from the card base as a template to cut the topper piece for the easel part and then scored the base card at 2" before attaching the heart.
I made the standy up bit with martha and a bit of ribbon tied in a bow so that the heart topper sits just nicely in the middle of the bow.
I coloured tilda ,she's so stinkin cute, she looks like she's saying " i love you this much mum!!"
I cut the stitched heart element out too and stiched t with some gold thread, I popped the negative bit through my cuttlebug to emboss it and popped it behind the stitched heart.

I wanted tilda to look like she was stepping through the heart so I popped here little foot inside.
I cut 'mum' from my ACY cart and added a bit of inking and a few pearls. I also doodled some kisses either side of the word mum.
Here's a side view.......

I am so pleased with this one as I have been neglecting doug the big bug a little recently and favouring my princess b ( yep.... I have lost it, I named my bugs!!! Doug is my Big E and Princess b is my baby!!!!! lol!!!) I sometimes forget just how much fun the cards are on wildcard and so easy to do too.

I have crafty club tomorrow so I am looking forward to that, its so nice to catch up with everyone and have fun creating alongside each other, their is so much talent and inspiration when you all get together.
See you soon,

Lou xxxxx

Monday 15 February 2010

Booti-ful birthday card!!!

I have had this awesome template for this bra and pants card from stamp owls blog for ages(....2 years I think!!!) and I have used it so many times.

I noticed a few of them popping up on the cricut mb so I wanted to share this link to stamp owls blog too as for those nights when you just don't feel like getting out your cricut ( like me tonight because i feel rough!!) this is super.

This one is for a lovely friend of mine at work whose birthday is tomorrow. I love the pink embossed paper on this one ( thank you ikea!!) and the black lace goes so nicely with it. The card is cream hammered card for a more realistic skin look!!!! can't see it very well in the photo though.

The lacey bit is paper adhesive lace and I just pleat it to get it to go nicely around the edges of the bra and pants. A little black bow with a gem on and it is done. You can do them really quick and simple with the template but I love to take a bit more time and perfect the look of the lacey bit, makes it look a bit more lush!!!!

Its a little bit cheeky but I like it!!!!

Thank you for popping in xxxxx

Sunday 14 February 2010

Window wiper!!!!


We have a wet and dreary day here today but little mo and I have not wasted it!! We went mud squelching and puddle splashing this morning, lots of fun and giggles from little mo!! wish I had taken my camera. Then we did the boring tasks of cleaning out our rabbit simba and tidying up the back garden.

I was still feeling in a valentines kind of crafty mood so this afternoon I have been having fun playing with the new lily-boo's boutique window collection.

I really enjoyed making this card, Mo was poottling along on nick jnr and chatting away to me and it just made my afternoon so nice!!!
So here is my window wiper card!!!!

I printed it out twice and for the top part cut out the girl,plant and just the window frame to get some dimension in the card. I coloured her in with my copics and added a bit of sparkle with my spicas ( doesn't come out in the pictures but it looks really pretty in real life!!!! the window frame is glossed with glossy accents ( looks like white PVCU!!!! lol !!!!)

I embossed the background with hearts and added a bit of ribbon. On my little panels and my pop up wiper bit I used some silver mirri board and my love language cuttlebug folder again!! its one of my fav's and I use it a lot!!!!!

When Mo has gone to bed I am going to watch a film with scott , we were going to watch 'The time travellers wife' but I watched that last night instead ( ....oh so sad, I cried buckets!!! daft bat!!!)

Thank you for popping in!!!

Saturday 13 February 2010

edwin valentine!

My mum rang last night with a request for a valentines card for her friend's teenage son to give to his girlfriend of 3 years. He wanted something a bit special and he couldn't find what he wanted in the shops so this is what I came up with.

I wanted to personalise it a bit so I printed out her name on edwin's balloon. I glazed the balloon and the little heart on edwin's jumper and gave martha a bit of a whirl on the heart cardstock and gold vellum.
I made 2 little tickets with some gold vellum by stamping with my versamark dazzle and heat embossed them. I used my fav inkadinkado embossing powder that I have had for 4 years, it is so good and just seems to last forever!!!
A bit of goldy coloured organza ribbon and a little gemstone bling and I called the front done!!!

I made the inside to match as I had a couple of scraps of the heart card left. I cuttlebug embossed the gold vellum on the inside with the little hearts embossing folder that came in my love language set.
I think it turned out cute, I hope he likes it and claire likes her personlised valentine's card!!!!

Wednesday 10 February 2010

My first attempt at colouring with my distress inks!!!

Hello peeps!!!!

Firstly a warning....if you don't already get the magnlia ink mag...don't get it!!!!!! romfl!!! it has shown me how many things I NEED!!! no seriously, it is a gorgeous magazine. Whilst drooling over my magnolia ink mag I saw some tilda's coloured in with distress inks and decided to give it a go ( please bear in mind I have a whole 2 distress inks!!!! tattered rose and frayed burlap and my first attempt is probably a bit pants!!!) but to be honest after coouring this one, they were a super 2 colours for me to choose and o together really nicely, I love brown and pink.

Oh and of course a bit of martha was invloved too ( another warning must be issued here....don't give in to martha's..... you will always NEED more!!!!) ooh she cuts like butter and looks so cute though!!!!! lol!!!!!
So here's my effort!!! I also highlighted tilda a bit with my at you spicas, I tried my best to get it in the picture but the light is a bit dark here even in the daytime at the moment.

Awwww, she's cute!! another one of my stamp club swap ones but I will own her one day I am sure!!!! I love how her socks turned out.The backing paper is another sheet from my 'stroke it only' collection but the colours went together so nicely and the little cupids were cute!!!

Right, off for a cuppa now!!! thank you for popping in on me!! hugs
Lou xx

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Playing with my new martha's!!!

Hello peeps!!!

after a bit of a grey yukky day the sun has popped out(.....just in time for it to go down!!!!!!) so I was fially able to dash outside and take a picture of my first attempt at playing with my new ms punches.
I made this card for my amazing dh for valentines day, I love the stamp ( its a trimcraft one i bought from crafty club last month and it is sooooo cute!!)
I couloured him up with my copics and my yummy new spicas to glitz him a bit but its so hard to see it in the picture, grrrrrrr!!!!!

I got the little ticket stamp from crafty club too!!! it is really sweet and the cardstock is my minds eye from my 'rub it, but never use it....' stash!!!! lol !!!!
I think it turned out cute, but i need more practice with my martha's and how to layer them up all pretty.
Thank you for popping in on me xxxxxxx

Saturday 6 February 2010

Awwwwww, too cute onesies!!!!

Hello peeps!!
I had a productive night last night (....after an nice strong expresso!!) and made 2 cards that I really like.
This is the first one, I used one of the really cute little onsies's digi set from Lily-Boo's boutique and the doily card cut from my wild cards cricut cart.
I popped the little circle of basic grey paper through my cuttlebug with the love language hearts folder, roughed up the edges a little with my scissors and put a litte bit of ditressing ink around them.
I cut the card at 5" and inked around the edges doing some doodle dots around the scallops with a white gel pen.
I bought some yummy natural coloured lace and popped it across the circle then silicone glued that onto the base so it pops out a little.
I coloured up my cute little cupcake onesie with my copics and yummy new at you spica pens and then glazed the cupcake to make it look 'sweet'!!!
....and this is the 2nd one. I made this middle step card following a tutorial on you tube ( ooodles and oodles of thanks to the lady who made it xxxx)
I am entering this one in the pile it on challenge this month so wish me luck!!
The stamp was one I got from my friend Enfys in a stamp swap, isn't she cute? I coloured her and the fans with my copics and gave them a bit of bling with my spicas too ( .....welllll, a girl has to play with her new toys!!!!) the silver mirri card sentiments are from my love language cuttlebug set and they seemed to fit in just right with the oriental cardstck (that I got when I went to the kanban open day thing!!)
Right I must pootle off now and get playing with my yummy martha stewart punches I bought from sir stampalot this morning, ( I tell you I have the worlds best DH!!) he took us out for a drive, its only an hour away, and omgosh, there was so much I wanted to buy but I was a very good girl and only got a couple of things ( 2 martha stewart punches, a sporty edwin stamp and a brilliance dew drop in galaxy gold!) So I am off to play!!
Thank you for popping in xxx

Monday 1 February 2010

Another side step!!

As promised here is the side stepper I made for Fi's birthday, I love this one turned out. The cardstock I used is from the kanban factory shop ( ooooh, it was sooo much fun there, oodles of cardstock and other yummy bits to choose from). The girl stamp is from a stamp swap a while ago and the others are from my stash!!! A bit of mirri card and bling ( you can't see it very well in the piccy though. Thank you for popping in xxxxx