Followers of Loubys Life

Search This Blog

Please Leave A Comment, It Makes My Day!

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 31 January 2009

A Card and A Tag

I've been photo tagged by Angeljakki.I haven't done one of these before so here goes.

The rules for this challenge are - Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

Right all that out the window and cheat because I've got a new laptop and have only a few folders on it at the moment. so I picked one of favourite pictures.

This is Phoebe, my youngest at her school Nativity play. She played her part really well but in a little world of her own, gazing out into the audience of Mums and Dads It was at the end and she had been crying because she wanted to be with me. Aaahh this picture melts my heart.

Okay, now to pass this on to:-
Over the Wall

Hope nobody in the list minds being tagged and I understand if you are too busy crafting to take part.

Made this card in the week with a some stamps I bought a couple of years ago and have never used -tut tut. I stamped and colored with Copics and then layered onto an oval Nestability. Stuck onto a card covered with green backing card. added the strip cut both sides with Fiskars border punch. Added the sentiment which i printed on the computer and a couple of flowers with a brad through. Of course I dabbed some glitter glue around to finish- compulsory isn't it?

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Sketch Saturday and A blog Award

Just had to have a go a this lovely sketch when I saw it on Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog It was a really nice sketch to follow. I used my new Leanne Ellis "Wish" stamp. I coloured her with my Copics and then decoupaged her to give her a bit more depth. I layered her onto a piece of K and Co backing paper, cut the strip and used my Fiskars border punch on it. Punched out hearts and decorated with miniture buttons and glitter glue. The sentiment was a freebie with a magazine aaagggges ago.

I had a nice surprise this afternoon when I found I had received these blog awards from Shelley and her fabulous blog Minkies Paper Paradise
Do drop by her blog and have a look at her scrummy work. Now i've to pass the awards on to 5 other people
I would like to pass these Awards onto:-

Debbie at Inky Smudges
I'm not sure if challenge blogs receive awards but here goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge
I just love that place and would just like to show how much I appreciate the hard work and time it must take to run the Challenges every week
I'm not sure the next one is allowed either but she is my daughter and she is Fab.
ChloeThanks for looking
Louby xxxx

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 33. The challenge this week was "frame It" The frame is a Penny Black Stamp that I have had for a long time ( haven't used it for ages either) I stamped and coloured it with a mixture of watercolour and copics. I then stamped the girl minus her star into the frame and coloured her with copics, layered her onto pink card and some backing paper out of my stash. Added ribbon, brads,glitter glue, and sentiment.I've also done my entry for Sketch Saturday, but will upload it later as i've got to get ready for work now!! Would rather stay home and stamp!!lol

See you later

Friday, 23 January 2009

Magnolia Vs Stampavie wk 10

Today I've made a card for the Magnolia Vs Stampavie Wk 10 blog challange. The Challenge was to "show us your bow making skills"

I stamped Tilda in Versamark Smokey Grey and coloured her with Copic pens. I layered her onto a couple of Nestability ovals and then layered them onto some DCWV backing paper. I added the sentiment and buttons and finally the bow.

Thanks for stopping by
Louby x

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Birthday Magnolia

Just a quick post with this little Magnolia card. Stamped Tilda in Versafine grey and coloured her with Copics ( really loving my copics - yummy). Layered her onto nestability ovals and then onto card with K and Co backing paper. Cut white strip and punched with Fiskars border punch. Added sentiments, flowers with bling centres and green ribbon to finish.

See you soon
Louby x

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 32

The theme at Penny Black Saturday challenge this week was "Dotty". So I used this old penny black sunflower, stamped in Versafine vintage sepia and coloured with Copics. I layered it on to some dotty backing paper and added stamped swirls over the whole of the card. I added a green rafia bow, some glitter to the flower head and a yellow butterfly button to finish.


Friday, 16 January 2009

Scooter Dog and An Award

My youngest daughter is going to a boy classmates Birthday party at the weekend,well I've got loads of girly pretty cards but no boy cards. Anyway, remembered I had got this super Penny Black "Scooter Dog" rubber stamp from a bargain bucket at a craft show earlier this year. I'm not very good at boy cards (having 2 daughters myself) but I am quietly pleased how this turned out and the icing on the cake was when I saw the little boy whos party it is, scooting home from school on his own little scooter this afternoon.
Stamp - Penny Black Scooter Dog
Coloured With - Copics
Backing Papers- Sizzix Sizzles
Letters cut on sizzix

Today I received a lovely award from my friend Nadia.Thankyou Nadia.

Five rules for a successful journey of this lovely award:
1. Please put this award on your page.
2. Put a link to the blog of the person from whom you have received it.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Show links to these blogs in your message.
5. Please inform the owners of blogs that you nominate.

I would like to pass this award onto:-

3. Mrs Wonka
4.Heidi Wholeness

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Baby Card

Made a card yesterday for a friend who has had a baby girl. Stamped image twice and coloured with copics.Layered onto some cut nestabilitys. Punched holes either side and added ribbon. Cut out the lettering from sizzlits, glued on and glittered.Added the little heart buttons. Wow this was a quick post - going to work soon.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 12 January 2009

Happy 2009 and Getting Back to Cardmaking With the Penny Black Challenge

Hello All and A Happy 2009

I haven't done any cardmaking for quite a few weeks now and so I haven't had anything to put on my blog. I found my way back into my craft space in the loft on Sunday afternoon and after leaving the heater on for a few minutes to warm it all up and get the blood flowing decided to do the Penny Black Challenge to ease me back in nicely. I think I had too much else going on before Christmas (you know how it is)new job, present buying, decorating the lounge before I could even think about the tree,shopping and more shopping. So anyway back to it.

The Challenge was to use Pink and Brown colour scheme along with any Penny Black Image. I stamped the mouse in Versafine vintage sepia twice,I coloured one image with Copics ( I did get some for my Birthday- yummy yummy)cut it out and layered onto the other image which I had stamped onto a nestability oval. Added ribbon,sentiment, paper flowers and pearl gems. Layered onto larger oval nestability and stuck onto card covered in pink backing paper.

Thanks to everyone who dropped by in 2008.
It's good to be back and looking forward to sharing in 2009,