Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone,

I managed to fit in one more card this long-weekend. I wanted to do something bright and girly, and this one definitely fits into those categories!


 Recipe Card:
Image: 'Ava' from Saturated Canary by Krista Smith (love love LOVE this cutie!) coloured with distress inks
Sentiment: Happy Birthday Wishes by Louise Gray Creations
Paper: 'Tweet' from the 'La Di Da Collection' by KaiserCraft; pink bazzil cardstock
Embellishments: light pink satin ribbon; Glossy Accents by Ranger (used to accent the buttons on her shoes and the balloon); and white pen.

Challenges:
Here is the Sketch:

Have a great week everyone!

Lou xoxox

Spring Bringer Fairy

Hello all,

Last post for the morning!

This lovely sprite will be available to purchase in my soon to open Etsy store. Upon opening I will be having some random prizes and blog candy to give away but you must be a follower of either my blog and/or facebook, AND leave at least one comment on a post to be eligible to win. Please spread the word and keep an eye out for more news!




Recipe: 
Stamp: 'Spring Bringer' by Wee Stamps, coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment: 'Fairy Wishes and Butterfly Kisses'  by Louise Gray Creations
Paper: 'Love Letters' by Mindy Tearsawa from First Edition Paper
Dies: 'Florish 2' from Storybook cricut cartridge, circle nesting die from MPress
Embellishments: Cream self-adhesive half-pearls; White Opal 'Liquid Pearls' from Ranger; Diamond 'Stickles' from Ranger; Glossy Accents from Ranger; 2x curly roses, 3xsmall white roses from 'I Am Roses'; Latte beaded corsage pin from Louise Gray Collections.

Challenges:
 For information on how to watercolour paper flowers, check out this great tutorial at Luvleescrappin' on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivY4SpoVTL0&feature=plcp

Have a great week everyone!
Lou xoxox

UPDATE: I just realised I forgot to post that this card was chosen as Top 3 at A Gem of a Challenge - #48



Sweet Blossom Blues

Hello again,

Since this time of the year is quiet for me, I've decided to devote some time to creating a stock supply for when I open my etsy store. In a few weeks, I will have some blog candy and be running some surprise random prizes. You have to be a follower of my blog and/or facebook page, and have commented on at least one entry. So please spread the word.

I brought my first Wee Stamps from the Paperific expo earlier this year. I always go with my mum (usually because she is the only one patient enough to go with me!) and my sister and my niece came this year, so we had a great time!



Recipe Card:
Stamp: 'Sweet Blossom' from Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps, coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment: Stamp It (Australia)
Dies: 'Swirling Lace' punch by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: White Opal 'Liquid Pearls' from Ranger; 'Glossy Accents' from Ranger; Diamond 'Stickles' from Ranger; paper doily; Curly Rose x1, white paper roses x 4 from I Am Roses; Beaded corsage pin from the Blues collection by Louise Gray Creations.

Challenges:
 Stay tuned for more exciting stuff!!!
Louise xoxox

Lil' Primrose

Hi everyone,

I have had a great weekend spending sometime with my sister, my niece and my husband. Thankfully tomorrow if the Queen's Birthday public holiday in Melbourne, so we get to sleep in!

I made this card for my mum for Mother's Day, and keep forgetting to post it.

It was a great way to use some of my scrap paper, as the background is entirely comprised on 1" circles.

Recipe:
Image: 'Lil' Primrose - Blooms' from KaiserCraft coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment: Stamp It (Australia)
Die-Cuts: 1" circle punch from Fiskars; 'Antique Frame' nesting die from MPress
Embellishments: pink satin ribbon; white opal Liquid Pearls from Ranger; pink button

Challenges:
Have a good week everyone!

Louise xoxox

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Flirty Anya Happy Birthday

Hello all,

Been a while since my last post, but alas have found some time to make a card. We have a visiting student from the University of Montreal at work at the moment. She is quite lovely and very friendly, and it was her birthday this Tuesday. As such, I decided to make her a little card to make her feel welcome. Here it is:


Recipe Card:
Image: Flirty Anya by TGF, coloured in distress inks
Sentiment: KaiserCraft
Paper: Noir et blanc by Merci
Embellisments: Lavender satin ribbon, silver cord, silver corner frame brads, self-adhesive clear diamontes.

Challenges:
Have a great week everyone!