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

Monday, 4 May 2015

Southern Girls & SpiegelMom Scraps Combined Bloghop

Welcome to The SGC and SpiegelMom Scraps combined blog hop especially for National Scrapbooking Day :)    We have been having a blast with all the challenges over on Facebook and it is not too late to play along if you haven't already.

As some of you may know I am co-owner of Southern Girls Challenge with one of my best friends Tracy BUT I am also lucky enough to be a member of the design team at SpiegelMom Scraps.  So we have joined forces to bring you a fantastic combined bloghop with spectacular prizes.

So here is a rundown of my projects for our challenges....

So hopefully you arrived here from Lauren's blog  if not here is the hop list....

Louise Forsyth - You are here!!!!!

If you do hop along you win some awesome prizes including this one from American Crafts...

So get hopping :)

Monday, 27 April 2015

Lacy Sunshine Topsy Turvy MisMatch

This fortnight the challenge at Lacy Sunshine is to use an image that isn't designed to be used on the project you make.  For example I have used a Halloween image on a birthday card, another example would be a Christmas image on a Valentines card.   Fpor more inspiration be sure to check out the DT cards on the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.

Here is my card using Elanor and Pickles Magic Potion.....

I have coloured my image with Copics and used 12x12 papers from kits I used to get.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

I am entering my card in the following challenges...

ABC Challenges - H for Happy Birthday
Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge - Happy Birthday
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut - Patterned Paper

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Exciting NSD Event Afoot.....

Come and join in the fun - Sign up at

And you can use this special discount code in the spiegelmom scraps store to select some goodies to play with.....


Friday, 17 April 2015

Flying By With A Birthday Surprise for PCA

Hi I am here with you today to share a birthday card made for my big brother with the uber cute "Lifting Spirits" stamp set from Close To My Heart for Heather at Paper Crafter Anonymous 

I have just stamped straight onto white cardstock cut into an A5 card for this one....

I stamped the images with permanent ink and then watercoloured the images with sparkling H2Os which gives the card a lovely shimmer.

I drew in the line between the banner and the plane and also drew the grass in with a black uni pen.

I am loving this stamp set and will be sharing another card made with it next week.

Thanks loads for joining me today


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Springing Into Autumn

Well Autumn is officially here for sure, daylight savings has ended, the nights are colder and I am having to wear socks in the morning.  However when I was digging through my Spiegel Mom Scraps stash that Spring feeling certainly hit when I spotted these gorgeous sunny day sequins and spring veneer.

I sprayed the normandy doily with yellow and green spray inks and put aside to dry.  In the mean time I sprayed sparingly my card base with the same sprays plus I added a little of my favourite gold spray, I also added some strips of washi. I then gave the doily a blast with the heat gun to make sure it was dry and then attached it to the card, added my veneer and I stuck down my sequins.
I decided to add the cork chevrons at the top so  I glued them in place and I am calling it done.

I think this turned out really cute and I love the sparkle the sequins add.

Remember when you are ordering from SpiegelMom Scraps to use the discount code Louise10 to receive a 10% discount on your products :)

Thanks loads for visiting me today :)


Monday, 13 April 2015

Lacy Sunshine Shabby Chic Birthday

This fortnight the challenge at LACY SUNSHINE CHALLENGE is steam punk or shabby chic.  I decided to go with Shabby Chic as it is closer to my normal style than steam punk which just scares the daylights out of me ;)

I have used Elanor's Heart Balloons image which I printed on Gina K luxury cardstock and coloured my image with copic markers,

I added some Stampedous Shabby Pink embossing powder around the edges of the image and also to the background papers.  I used some heidi swapp sprays liberally but not spraying them just flicking the end of the sprayer to make droplets.
I have also used a doily and Fairytale Sequin Mix from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop (Remeber to use the code Louise10 for a discount) 
I sprayed the doily with the sprays, this time actually spraying, to make it gorgeous and shabby looking then I cut it in half so I could use it in two places on the card.
I then added some flowers from Wild Orchid and used the gold spray to paint the edges.

Thanks so much for joining me today :)
I am entering my card in the following challenges....

Avenue 613 - Anything Goes 
Come and get it Challenge - Card for a child
SuzyBee Challenge - Spring Flowers
Crafty Catz - 2 or more patterned papers

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Be Amazing with SpiegelMom Scraps

I had a whole lot of fun creating today's card, using fun products from SpiegelMom and Close To My Heart Stamps ( For more information on CLOSE TO MY HEART contact HEATHER)  .

I am totally loving sequins right now, so versatile and soooooo cute!

I cut the circles on my card using a circle cutter and mounted the white circle with foam tape after adding the transparent circle and filling with sequins.

Remember when you are ordering from SpiegelMom Scraps to use the discount code Louise10 to receive a 10% discount on your products :)

Thanks loads for joining me for my post.

Exclusive Die Cut Cork Chevrons  Skinny Chevrons Washi in Black & White 3/4" Plum Chevron Ribbon 3 yds
6mm Fab Fuchsia Metallic Slightly Cupped Sequins Starlight Sequin Mix