Friday, 28 August 2015

KaiserCraft Holy Night Collection Card

Hi :)  I am here today to share a card made with the new Holy Night collection from KaiserCraft.
The colours in this collection are really quite traditional but that doesn't mean your card has to be traditional.  As you can see this card looks pretty modern because of the embellishments and image.

I have coloured the Lacy Sunshine image with Spectrum Noir markers and added some accents with Stickles.
I coloured the stars on the PJs with a gold pen.
I also punched a scalloped circle to mount the sentiment, which is part of the Holy Night collection, on.

Thanks loads for visiting today and be sure to check out all the goodies available in the Artfull Crafts shop.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Creative Knockouts -Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Art Journal Flower Power at Southern Girls Challenge

So another challenge is up and at em over at SGC, and this fortnights challenge is to use flowers on your project.

I have been a bit naughty this week as this art journal is actually a page in a journal for a swap.  I am not supposed to share it yet but since I organised the swap I guess I can break the rules ;)

I have used Bonnie Bookworm image by Oddball Art Co who are our sponsors for this challenge.

I coloured the background with mists then stamped with a kaisercraft flower stamp and a letter background stamp from Hero Arts in Stazon.  I coloured the flower stamps with prismacolor pencils to pop them a bit.  The image was painted with reeves water soluble pastels then touched up with prismacolor pencils.  I added a border, which has been slightly cut off in the photo, with a set from dylusions called write between the lines.

Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

I would like to enter my page in the following challenges.....
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes (background stamp is HA)
Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Eye Catching Backgrounds
Shopping Our Stash - Splish Splash (wet mediums)
Sweet Stamps - Anything But A Card

Friday, 21 August 2015

Holy Night Collection Card for Artfull Crafts

I am sharing a card made with the new KaiserCraft Holy Night collection today.  This collection is loaded full of rich, traditional Christmas colours.

I decided to go with an antique gold look on this card.....

The image is coloured with copic markers and prismacolor pencils.
I have outlined my paper layers with gold glitter stickles.  The collectable was also outlined with stickles and a small gold bow added.

There really isn't too much to say about this card, it is pretty simple with the image and papers doing all the work :)  The image is a digital stamp from Lacy Sunshine Stamps called Rejoice Angel.

Thanks loads for visiting today :)

I would like to add my card in the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Crafting By Design - Get Ready For Christmas
Fab n Funky - Things With Wings
Inky Impressions - Christmas in August
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything With Wings

Have a great day

Sunday, 16 August 2015

A Bit Of Whimsy With SMS

Hi :)  Happy Sunday!!!!  The sun has come out, the rain is drying up and the birds are singing, it is going to be a great day.

I have a SpiegelMom Scraps card to share today, and I am loving the clean, crispness with a bit of whimsy on this card.

I started with a watercolour look paper which I layered onto my card base.  I then added doilies along the card fold.  I cut up a project life card for the sentiment and glued it to a label then added the twine around the outside of the sentiment.

Then for an extra touch of cuteness I added the veneer bicycle and cork hearts.

I am loving how cute this card turned out :)

Here are the shop links....  Remember to use Louise15 in the Spiegelmom scraps etsy store to get your special discount.

50 Medium Shipping Tags Navy Burlap String 20 yards50 Normandy Lace Paper Doilies 4 Inch

Forvever Love Cork Die Cuts Chic Tags Traveling Wood Veneer

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Crafting with friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - CAS
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Thanks loads for dropping by

Friday, 14 August 2015

Artfull Crafts - KaiserCraft Touch Of Gold Collection

Hi, I am here today to share a card made with the newly released Touch of Gold Collection by Kaisercraft.   I really love the fresh white, grey and gold in this collection and found it really easy to create with.

I have used a couple of pages from the 6x6 Touch of Gold pad, yellow and white cardstock and a tag from the ephemera pack.  The sticker is a clear sentiment sticker from Kaisercraft.  The flowers are from my large stash but you can find LOADS of lush flowers at Artfull Crafts HERE

I have coloured the image with copic markers and used a white pen for detailing.

Please excuse the eyes, I added glossy accent to them but it has turned hazy????  I think that bottle will be relegated to glue from now on.

Thanks for joining me today :)

Sunday, 9 August 2015

SpiegelMomScraps Gets Splashy

I have been a pretty un-awesome DT member of SMS lately but things are going to improve from here on out as I have changed my day to Sunday (for me) which is a lot easier for me to organise myself for - so yay!

So today I am presenting my first Sunday/Saturday post for SpiegelMom Scraps  and I have this card for you which celebrates my joy that Summer is on the way - whoop whoop - although only just about to break into Spring here but the daffodils springing up means that it is coming.

I coloured my image with copic markers and used Fancy Pants papers from an age ago and the sentiment is cut on my underutilised cricut, which I have vowed to use more as it is a very sentimental beastie for me, it was my wedding present from my husband :) See very sentimental.

I am adding links below for all the fabulous goodies you can get from SMS that I have used on my card and when you are visiting don't forget to add the code Louise15 for your special discount.

Thanks loads for dropping by xx

I would like to add this card to the following Challenges....
Creative Moments - Summer
Copic Marker EU Challenge - Water

Get Glowing Creameez by Shimmerz Deep Aqua Loose Sequins 
50 Normandy Lace Paper Doilies 4 InchSequins ~ 6mm Gold Rush Metallic

Friday, 31 July 2015

Southern Girls Anything Goes

This week at Southern Girls Challenge  our theme is Anything goes.  Our sponsor is Ppinkydolls for this challenge, the DT ladies have made gorgeous samples with Ppinky doll images so be sure to go and check them all out on the challenge page.

I have used Circus Bebe on my Art Journal page.

I painted the background with acrylic paint, on the curtains I mixed the paint with texture medium to create a rippled material look.  I also added liquid pearls to add some definition of the different areas.  I printed the image out on slightly thicker printer paper and coloured with copics. I printed the quote out on my printer and grunged up the paper with sprays and distress ink before gluing down and  outlining the pieces and the outside of the page with a sharpie.

Thanks loads for joining me today be sure to check out the challenge.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Lacy Sunshine Christmas in July Release Weekend

Hi lovely followers :)  I am here today to share a card I have made with one of the super cute new Christmas releases from Lacy Sunshine.  Heather has drawn really fantastic images for this releases and it is hard to pick a favourite but I did manage to pick just one and Lil Peanut's Christmas Tree was it.

You can find this image and loads more gorgeous Christmas images in the Lacy Sunshine Christmas Shoppe

Here is the card I made with her.....

I used copics to colour my image and highlighted with the kids colouring pencils as they were on my desk, SO LAZY lol.  The papers are from an old basic grey 6x6 pad, I think they are called Aspen??? The bauble stamp, diecut, sentiment and ribbon are all retired Stampin'Up product and the sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps

Here is my colour card so you can see the copics I have used.....

Thanks loads for dropping by and remember to check out all the fantastic new releases at Lacy Sunshine :)

Saturday, 11 July 2015

SpiegelMom Scraps 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Anniversary Scrap Party of SpiegelMom Scraps!!  Jody, aka SpiegelMom, brought us all together to celebrate and party with all of you!  We have some fantastic fun planned for you, including prizes for all the challenges being introduced by each blogger.  Jody has rounded up some wonderful prizes for the challenge winners from Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints, May DesignsWillowfields Etsy Shop and American Crafts!! 

To play along here’s what you need to do:

1.  Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.

2. You may enter one challenge or do them all!

3. Link it up on this page under the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up!  Cool right!!

4.  Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends.  Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing!  The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17th at midnight CST.

5.  Winners will be announced on July 20th on the SpiegelMom Scraps website

Now, here’s the entire Scrap Party Line Up for you.  After you hop the blogs, there's a special bonus hop over on 3 YouTube Channels, starting at SpiegelMom Scrap's channel ! Don't miss out on that, there's a fabulous prize for hoping there also!!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog - Jody
V's Sweet Ideas - Vanessa  
Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT
Ka – Special Guest Designer
Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT       (you are here)
Nicole - V's Sweet Ideas      
Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT      

SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube
Teresa Huckle                      

So..... my challenge to you is to use Stars on your project - easy peasy right :)  

And here is my little piece of inspiration for you....

It is just like a giant shaker card lol.  I sewed a clear piece of transparency to the front of my card once I had made it then filled the top with sequins and wooden stars and finished sewing  the top shut.

I used a paper bag and sweet dots from V's Sweet Ideas plus the gold doily from her gorgeous packaging.
Remember when shopping at SpiegelMom to use the code Louise15 for a special discount :)

Thanks loads for hopping by (see what I did there ;) ) and remember to leave a comment and join in the challenges.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I love this card to bits with SpiegelMom Scraps!!!!!

You know sometimes when you are lying in bed at night and the idea for an AMAZEBALLS card comes too you and it is like,  OMG I have to make it NOW!!!!   Well that is totally what happened with this card.  But since it was 2 in the morning and I was lying in bed with a sleeping husband on one side, a sleeping 5 year old on the other and a twisted knee I decided to stay where I was and wait until this morning ;)

I started by stamping my sentiment and heart image from  CTMH  Heartstrings stamp set on white heavy weight cardstock from Gina K with SU inks in Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.   I then layered up the card because I knew there was a chance of warping due to the amount of glossy accents I was going to be using.  Once I had it adhered I then filled in a quarter of the inside of the stamped heart with glossy accents from Ranger and started to layer my SpiegelMom Scraps Pink Rose Sequins onto the glossy accents, once I filled in the wet part I added some more glossy accents and repeated this until the heart was completely filled with sequins.

Once dry, that part took ages, it looks awesome....

So there you have it, super pretty and super shiny :)

Thanks loads for joining me today.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A Glamorous Fiesta Card

Today I would like to share a quick post for Sunday.  I have a card to share made with papers from the Kaisercraft Fiesta collection.

I layered my image on white cardstock  and cut my Fiesta papers to size and layered them on white cardstock also.  I used a clear word from Heidi swap as my sentiment.  I added some clear accents to the fiesta collectable under which i have adhered a length of wax cord which I tied in a bow.

Here is a close up of my image which is a digital image from The East Wind called Blossom Sensuality  I coloured her up with copic alcohol markers and her dress is coloured with Chameleon RD4

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed my card.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Kaisercraft Secret Garden Card - Artfull Crafts

Hi :)  I am sharing a card for Artfull Crafts today made with the Secret Garden Collection from Kaisercraft.  When I first saw this collection I thought it was lovely but really not my usual colours at all, however once I delved a little deeper I quickly got a lovely warm feeling and could totally picture making lots of projects with it.  

I also had a very cute stamp that was begging to be inked up.  The image is "panda with flowers"  from Wild Rose Studio, these images really are the perfect size for cards, big enough to be awesome to colour up and also be able to show off the gorgeous papers and embellishments.

I coloured my image with copic markers and added clear glossy accents to the centres of the flowers and butterflies.  I then added some liquid pearls in dots around the image to add some interest and tie in with the liquid pearls I used on the scalloped border of the card.

Here is a close up of the flowers, ribbon and the liquid pearls.

Here are some of the products I used, you can find them in the Artfull Crafts Shop by clicking on the pictures....   

Thanks loads for joining me today and I hope I have provided a little inspiration :)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Tic Tac Toe with Southern Girls

This fortnight at Southern Girls we have an awesome challenge for you with a couple of fabulous sponsors.  We have both The East Wind and Ppinkydolls Art on board for this challenge and the DT lovelies have done a spectacular job with the board.

Here is my card featuring an image by Ppinkydoll called Flower Bee.

Be sure to hop over to Southern Girls to take a look at the challenge.  Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Golden Thank You with SpiegelMom Scraps

Today I am sharing a totally blingin  in your face shiny Thank You card using products from SpiegelMom Scraps

I went a bit mad with all the gold but making cards is about having fun and this was super fun to make.

I started by sprinkling the mist then adhering the doily. I added the stardust sequins with dods, then made a circle from thread and stuck it down under the sequin heart and chevron cork pieces.  I chose some gold alphas from my alpha stash and then outlined my card with gold pen to finish.  Remember you can use the code Louise10 to receive a discount in the SpiegelMom Scraps store.
Thanks loads for joining me today, Lou.

25 Gold Foil Doilies 4 inch  DODZ Small glue dots 6mm size  Exclusive Die Cut Cork Chevrons  Silver Sequin Hearts~Self Adhesive  Gold Stardust

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Something Beary Cute with Artfull Crafts

Hi I am here with you today to share a card made with one of the recent Wild Rose Studio stamp additions to the Artfull Crafts shop"Raining Roses"

I am so stoked to be back on the team at Artfull Crafts and I had so much fun making this card to share with you.

I have used papers from the Kaisercraft "Aloha" collection, I layered them onto plain white cardstock. I added a piece of Cerise organza ribbon for some texture before layering on my image....

I stamped the image with Memento Ink which is safe to use with alcohol markers as it doesn't bleed and won't ruin your marker tips.  I usedChameleon YG3 spring meadow to colour the umbrella and copics to colour the rest of the image.  I have had my copics for a while and I colour without really having to think about it now but the chameleon was a whole different beast.  This pen is amazing but definitely takes a little practice to feel comfortable with blending but once you get it, oh my goodness!!!!  What would normally use 3 or 4 markers can be accomplished with one marker.  Which is a total cost saving :)

I added a ruffled daisy  and 2 paper glitter ruffled bouquet flowers   in the corner and adhered with Helmar glue.  I also went around the edge of my papers with Bo Bunny Pearlescents in Coral and Sugar.

Thanks so much for joining me today in my first post as I return to Artfull Crafts, and I am really happy to be back :)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Well Hello There with Spiegelmom

It has been a little while since I have posted a Spiegelmom project but I have actually been creating projects just quite remiss at putting them on my blog. 

Today I have a cute "Hello"  card to share.  I love the colours on this card and all the gorgeous shimmer from the mists and sequins :)

I started with a plain white card base as I adore the way the sequins shine on the white.  I cut a doily in half and sprayed with Heidi swap colorshine sprays in blush, gold and mint green and dryed between each colour with my heat gun to prevent muddiness.  I also sprayed a cork heart with gold and inked the edges.   I glued the doily down first then added my stamped sentiment and heart.  I then scattered my sequins on the card and adhered them where they fell.   Lastly I added the pink thread and tied in a bow and fastened with a cute peg.

I really like how cute but simple this card is and is also pretty flat so it can go in a regular envelope.

Be sure to join me next week for another great Spiegelmom project - a blinged out thank you card.

Lou x  

50 Normandy Lace Paper Doilies 4 Inch  Sunny Rose Sequin Mix Pink Burlap String 20 yards  1 Inch Mini Clothepins 50 countDODZ Small glue dots 6mm size