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Wednesday 25 April 2012

Just Magnolia Challenge wk153

I seem to be getting into the swing of card making and doing my blog again and am really loving it.Thought I'd enter the Just Magnolia Challenge this week, I hope it counts if you haven't got a Tilda or an Edwin on it! The challenge this week was to use a pastel palette, so here's my entry.

Here's a closer view of the image

I stamped the image and coloured in with copics.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the strip across the middle of the card. A first for me was putting on the flowers, I'm not so good at arranging them so I fiddled a while with these ( I know there's only four). Finally, although you can't see it on here I have added glitter glue.
 Thanks for Looking
x Louby x

Sunday 22 April 2012

Back With A Challenge - PBSC Week 198

Haven't done alot of Blogging lately but here is an offering. Have joined in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 198. The Challenge this week is No Patterned Paper.
 I can take no credit for the idea behind this card, I saw it on Kaths blog a long time ago, but thought it was a great idea for the stamp. 

I stamped the image Penny Black "Whispers" onto coloured card and cut out and layered the flowers. I have used distress ink just to add a tinge of colour around the edges of the card. I then added the sentiment, bow and glitter glue.
Thanks for Looking
Louby x

Monday 14 November 2011

Christmas Tag Card

Morning All,
 time for another upload, I am off work today full of a cold, sneezing everywhere so its a good job you can't catch these things over the internet.
I've made a few of the card I'm putting on today as they were quite simple to do. 
 I love the look of Kraft card on Christmas cards, I think it works really well. I stamped the image, Penny Black "Stitchery Santa" which I've had
since 1999 and has been a favourite most Christmases.

 He is coloured in with Copics, embellished with a white gel pen, glitter glue and  cut out and layered onto a Sizzix tag that I had stamped with Penny Black "Winter Scroll" in white.  I then layered onto backing paper and green card and onto the Kraft card. I added folky ribbon, sentiment, a little star brad and glitter glue to finish.
Well I'm off for another lemsip, hope the cold doesn't catch you up,
but the crafting bug does.
Thanks for looking
x Louby x

Monday 7 November 2011

Where Did The Time Go

Well haven't put anything on my blog for months, just haven't been in the crafting mood. Aha but now Christmas is nearly here and I thought I'd better get my crafting act together and get some cards done.
So have been busy in the background stamping, sticking, glittering etc etc. Will start putting a few on here in the next few weeks.

So here is my first "show and tell"

Its a lovely Molly Blooms image, I stamped in Versa Fine Vintage Sepia and then coloured with Copics. I used "Old Paper" Distress ink around the edges of the image and the card. Its layered onto green card and then onto backing paper which is a download that I just can't think of the name right now, will look into it and update when I can. I stamped the Woodware sentiment and punched out and then layered onto a nesti.. Added glitter glue, ribbon and buttons to finish. The card blank itself is a Craftworks card.

Hope youv'e all got your cardmaking mojos in place and are busy with your cards too,

Thanks for looking

x Louby x

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Lilac Tilda

Hadn't made a card with a Magnolia Tilda stamp for a little while so to feed my habit I put this one together.

I stamped and then coloured her with Copics (as per). I then put her onto the die cut nestabilities and on to the lovely lilac patterned backing paper that I had edged with two different Martha Stewart border punches. Next I cut a strip for the middle and edged that with a Fiskars border punch. To finish I added the lilac gingham ribbon, the sentiment, punched flowers, glitter glue and button. The circular sentiment is from the lovely Lily of The Valley stamp collection, which I stamped, punched and coloured with a chalk inkpad.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Scrap Affair Challenge

There's a new challenge over at the Scrap Affair  Blog this week. The challenge is to use
Pink and Brown on your cards. There's a nice prize for the winner, so go and check out this lovely new challenge blog. The challenge runs until April 11th so there's still plenty of time to get your entry in.
This is my example for the DT team.
The stamp is a little Prima set kindly sent to me by my friend Nadia, (available at the Scrap Affair online store) I stamped her and then coloured her with Copics, cut her out with Nestabilities and then layered her onto some backing paper added the little shells and the drink which were also in the stamp set. The punched edge is a fiskars punch.
Have a nice week

Friday 18 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 142

The challenge this week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is "Green" in honour of St Patricks Day. Had a think and out came my Penny Black frog collection. I love this happy little froggy.
I stamped and coloured in Copics and cut out with Nestabilites and layered onto green spotty paper. I added flowers, sentiment and the glitter ribbon strip which was an absolute bargain from the QVC shop in Shrewsbury (highly recommend it if your in the area. I got loads of sets of stuff all at £1.99 a pack) but then had to haul it around with us all day.
Here's the pic of us carrying all the bags of goodies from the QVC shop.

Have A Nice Weekend and hope the weather stays as good as it looks today for us all.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Hero Arts Birthday Cake

Made this card towards filling up my box of "just in case" birthday cards with no particular person in mind. I love the doodlebug backing paper with the sherbet colours.
I stamped and coloured with Copics, layered onto Nestabilities and then onto the Doodlebug backing paper. I added ribbon, buttons, Hero Arts sentiment and lots of Stickles Glitter glue.  I also added this picture to my flikr account and was so pleased to get a "Sweet Tweet" link on Twitter  from Hero Arts themselves about it.
Have a Nice Day

Sunday 6 March 2011

Scrap Affair Online Store Now Open

My blogging friend Nadia (Diana Scarlett Blog) has just opened her own online store, how exciting is that. It's called Scrap Affair and she is carrying many beautiful items from the likes of Prima and Anna Griffin. She is based in the USA but will ship worldwide. Click on the link above to take you directly to the store or HERE for the Scrap Affair Blog where there is some fab blog candy on offer to celebrate the opening of Scrap Affair including Copics, Martha Stewart and Fiskars punches and lots of embellies. You can enter up until the 1st of  April so plenty of time to get your name in.
I was excited to be asked to be a DT member for the new store and blog and below is a sample of just one of the Stamps that they will be selling, Isn't she lovely....I bet she doesn't really eat cakes though with a waistline like

I coloured her with copics and layered her onto pastel card adding the sentiment from LOTV and the flower and button embellishments from stash. Of course I finished off with Stickles glitter glue.

Remember to check out the lovely blog candy and have a good week
Thanks for looking

Monday 28 February 2011

Kitty For You

Bought this digi-stamp a while ago now and hadn't used her. She's called "For You" and is from Mos Digital Pencil.  Her designs are fab, click on the link if you've never seen her work, well worth a visit and reasonably priced too.

She's a very pretty Kitty.

I printed her onto smooth card and coloured her with Copics. I cut her out with Nestabilities and layered her onto some pretty pink polka dot paper. I added the Craftwork cards sentiments, ribbon, and Stickles glitter glue to finish.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 139

The theme on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is Men's Cards......ooohhhh not very clever at those. Gave it a go and came up with this.

They are so sweet aren't they standing on the little upturned plant pot to reach.
I coloured with copics and layered onto some craft card and then onto backing paper with suitable manly tones that came free with "Simply cards and Papercraft" magazine I added the heart (also free with same magazine) and sentiments and a little bit of garden twine to carry on the gardening theme. Last but not least I added the compulsory Stickles glitter glue in blue and green.
Thanks for visiting my blog

Wednesday 16 February 2011

New Rubber Stamp Designs

Have just made a couple of cards for my  friend Nadia from Diana Scarlett blogspot who is producing some great new rubber stamp designs by Margarita Babushkina to  sell. You can see all the new designs at the Scrap Affair Blog I was flattered to be approached and asked to make some sample cards with the designs.

Aren't they lovely stamp designs!

I thought the above design would be lovely for a boy.

You will soon be able to buy the rubber stamps on Scrap Affair, just follow the links above and check out all the other beautiful new designs and the other DT members cards for inspiration.

Thursday 11 November 2010

Christmas Tilda

Well it's got to be official ..I am rubbish at regular blogging at the moment. Don't seem to be getting as many cards done as I need to either ( but am determined I wont be buying any Christmas cards from the shops) so I will plod on.
I made this card a few weeks ago but hadn't got around to blogging it. So here she is.
Stamped and coloured Tilda with copics, layered her onto nesties edged with distress ink and then on to fab Christmas backing paper and red card The scalloped card itself is from Craftwork cards and I also edged that in Tea dye distress ink. Added the sentiment, ribbon and flowers from stash.
I hope you are all finding it easier to get your Christmas cards done than I am at the moment
Thanks for looking

Monday 18 October 2010

Cute Christmas

Made this card at the weekend towards my Christmas card box. I love the Penny Black Hedgies especially in Christmas scenes. Didn't get as much done as I thought I would over the weekend but did manage to make my first ever Pumpkin pies which turned out better than I thought they would.  The family were a little unsure at first whether they were going to like it but they tried it and SAID they

  • Penny Black "Cosy" Rubber stamp
  • Copics
  • Liquid pearl with glitter on top for snow
  • Nestabilites
  • Woodware circular greeting
  • Creatables Poinsettia dies
  • Stickles Glitter glue
  • Button from stash.
Here is a piccy of one of my Pumpkin Pies

While you're blog hopping go take a look at Debby4000s blog  "A Scrapjourney" Debby has some fantastic and very generous Blog Candy on offer, a $50 Dollar gift card for Simon Says Stamp Store in honour of her own Birthday. How fab is that. While you're there do take a look at her lovely cards if you haven't visited before her cards are always tip top, always.
Have a nice day

Friday 15 October 2010


Trying to get going with my Christmas Cards at the moment.  This stamp was another purchase from the Happy Stampers show last weekend that I just had to have.
  • Impression Obsession Mittens stamp
  • Copics
  • Scalloped edge card from Crafwork Cards
  • White Glitter Card
  • DCWV Christmas Backing paper stack
  • Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
  • Circle Sentiment was a freebie download from Lyndsey Marie Designs
Just before I go,go take a look at All The Things I Love Blogspot .Beautiful cards to look at by Bev Rochester and if you're quick you can enter your name to win some fab blog candy.

Have A Nice Day and Thanks for Looking

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Halloween Invitations

Finally got round to making the Invitations for our Halloween Party. I love this stamp from Stampendous with the funky witches legs on it. It was one of the things I bought with the 123 Stitch gift voucher I won a while back from the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog. 

I made 7 invites (below)

  • Stampendous "Witch Shoes" cling stamp
  • Copic Markers for colouring
  • Sizzix Large Tag Die
  • Cuttlebug "Just My Type" embossing borders for zig zag stitch at end of tag.
  • Martha Stewart Drippy Goo edge punch
  • K & Company Halloween Mat pad (backing paper)
  • Black Card
  • Inkssentials Opaque White Pen ( for Sentiment and corner web)
  • Doodle Bug Halloween Ribbon
  • Stickles Black Diamond Glitter glue
Thanks for looking

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Christmas Cards

I went to the Happy Stampers Northwest Stamp Festival at the weekend and bought some lovely new stamps (and more!!!) to get me inspired again. I saw this lovely super cute stamp from Impression Obsession, I think its called Stargazing.

I stamped and coloured with copics then layered onto pink card. I layered the stripey backing paper onto the card and stamped the other half  with the Penny Black stamp "snow scroll" image. I added the punched snowflakes, ribbon, buttons, Glitter glue and a button sentiment.
Have A Nice Day

Friday 8 October 2010

Winter Swing

I've got a new obsession at the moment..... it's uploading all my card pictures to Flickr and joining groups on there. I've joined the Penny Circle group on there which is for cards made with Penny Black Stamps. Here is my entry for their. Octoberfest competition which is also on their blog.

I stamped and coloured her with Copics, layered her on to green card and then onto the card that I had covered already with this gorgeous Craft Creations "Christmas Holly" paper backed on red card.
I had the "Joy" sentiment and the "Special Delivery" tag in my stash. I added the ribbon, buttons and of course Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thanks for looking at my blog
Louby x

Sunday 26 September 2010

Tilda Blowing Bubbles

Made this Tilda card a while ago but have been a very lazy Blogger (I said Blogger) and not uploaded the card. I've decided I'm a winter blogger cause I go right off during the summer!
 Stamped and coloured her with Copics and layered her onto nesties ( what did we do before nesties crafty people)  Layered whole thing onto card and added flowers, sentiments, ribbon and glitter glue.

Here is a close up of Tildas pretty bubbles.

Will have some more soon that i've made and not blogged.
Thanks for looking

Thursday 23 September 2010

Pirate Card

Pirates seem to be all the rage at the moment don't they? I bought some Pirate stamps from the Stamposaurus stand when I went to the NEC HobbyCraft show earlier on in the year so I could make some "boys" cards for my youngest, classmates Birthday parties. Have so far only made one card with them...tut...tut...tut.
I found the treasure map backing paper on a free project website and printed it off and cut to size. I stamped and coloured the various elements with Copics and layered onto the card. I used a cocktail stick for the little Pirate flag. Of course I added Stickles Glitter Glue to finish.
I also finished the card by decorating the inside using script backing paper and the same nestie cut outs as I used for the front. I didn't get to photograph the card before it was needed for a party and was written in by Phoebe.
 Thanks for Looking

Sunday 29 August 2010

Where did the summer and my good intentions go?!?

Well I've had the whole summer holidays off work with my youngest daughter and I was going to do soooooo much card making during that time.  Don't quite know what happened. Have managed to make a few cards and here is one.
I stamped the Hero Arts Cup Cake stamp 3 times and coloured with Copics in pastel colours. Layered onto sparkly white glitter card and pale pink backing card. The sentiments are from the same Hero Arts Cupcake set. I layered the whole lot onto some pretty pastel spot backing paper and added the compulsory Stickles glitter glue. I'm amazed I've made a card with not a ribbon in sight.

 I hope everyone had a lovely summer despite the lack of sunshine.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Long Time No Blogging

Haven't blogged in ages. I have no valid excuses, I just haven't been cardmaking much at all as the weather has been sooooo nice. So this is a quick blog to show you a card I created.

Stamped the "Inkadinkadoo"  image, coloured with Copics and layered onto nestabilities. Added to the front of the scalloped edged card (Craftwork Cards) which I previously covered with "My Minds Eye" papers. Added ribbon, sentiment and flowers from stash
The stamp was something I bought with a "123 Stitch" voucher I won on the Penny black Saturday challenge blog a few months ago now.

Hope you enjoyed my quick blog entry, thanks for looking

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 101

This weeks lovely Penny Black Saturday Challenge  title is "Flowers". So I couldn't wait to use a new stamp callled "Gift of Flowers" that I purchased the week before. Very appropriate.

I stamped her and coloured her with Copics. I have to admit I copied the colours from the top of the stamp exactly as I thought she looked so lovely. I layered her onto a piece of black card and then onto "Doodlebug" red spotty paper. I added the ribbon , sentiment and flowers from stash and added a little bit of faux stitching around the edge.
And on the inside I put some of the spotty paper , an oval cut nestie and a few flowers to finish.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

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