Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Monday, 29 October 2007
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Saturday, 27 October 2007
Friday, 26 October 2007
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
And here's what I did with the sketch, it screamed Noughts and Crosses at me. I'm not sure if people from around the globe will be familiar with noughts and crosses but basically the first person to get a row of three is the winner.
Lol! i've just noticed you can still see the wet glue in the photo! I was in such a rush to take the photo before darkness fell!
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Posted by Louly at 21:58
TOP TIP! Never, under any circumstances use brown glitter on an acetate card!
Friday, 19 October 2007
Short but sweet today, I have to get ready for work (ho hum)
Thursday, 18 October 2007
The DCM little extra was nice and easy this week, we had to use a Christmas tree on our card. I decided to do another of my curvy cards for this dare, I used BG paper and my Silhouette to cut the trees.
I've been asked by TJC Designs to create a template and instructions for my Curvy Cards. As soon as they have it on their site I'll let you know (as I know some of you wanted to know how to make them)......
And as if by magic, here it is. The only thing is i'm not sure if non members to the forum will be able to access it (the link's in a forum post) you can try it and find out I guess.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Posted by Louly at 22:24
Monday, 15 October 2007
I made the tiger out of funky foam, a bit fiddly bute cute I think
I even gave him a little tail for the inside view!
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Saturday, 13 October 2007
The lovely Patsy has been a wee bit peeky just lately and she decided to cheer herself up with a blog candy challenge - to make her a get well card. It just so happens that Patsy discovered that she had a very special reason for that peeky feeling (pop to her blog and find out more).
I've been meaning to make a card using a magic wheel for ages, infact, ever since my DS (now 15!) was a toddler and had magic wheel story book. So it was a long time in the pipeline and a long time in the making because I had to work out how to make one -let me tell you, it was no easy task!
Well I got there in the end, it's hard to capture the magic of it in photographs but what happens is, you move the tab frome side to side and the flower magically transforms!
Clever ay? I'm not just a mildy interesting face you know!
This card was also made to fit in with the October challenge over at UKS. The challenge was to use Halloween colours (purple, orange, green, white and black) in a non- Halloween card, I think I just about managed it.
A few people have shown interest in finding out how to make these cards, I would love to help but to be honest it's really hard to explain. What I can tell you is that the moving picture is made up of just two circular peices, so you have your two pictures which are cut in a certain way one in the opposite direction to the other, they then intertwine. I think it's one of those things you have to explore and findout for yourself because it's just so darn difficult to explain! If I manage to make it into a lesson I will let you know.
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Normally when I glass paint I use an outliner for the line work but this time thanks to the kind gift of some heat resistant acetate from Traci at TJC Designs I was able to stamp and emboss the frame image onto the acetate before painting it, it sure made things a lot easier!
It was quite difficult to get a decent image of this card, it doesn't actually look as dark as this but I quite like the 'Gothic' look it's taken on.
Here's a closer look at the verse.
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
First of all I just want to thank you all for your get well wishes, you really have made me feel so much better, i'm so lucky to have so many cyber buddies hugs to you all.
Right, down to buisness.....I've been tagged twice (gee i'm so lucky) so a big thank you to the lovely Ying Pang aka Vintage Mom and Deb aka Bubblegum, both first class bloggers.
Here are the rules :1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
So, here are my seven facts (sure to send you to sleep)
1, Hearing people eating really makes me cringe (especially apples, urghh!)
2, I recently had one of my paintings in a touring exhibition (yeah!!)
3, I love funny people
4, I have a gorgeous Hawk head parrot called Lizzy, she's hilarious!
5, I have always dreamed of making a living through my art work in some way.
6, I'm 5 foot 8"
7, I lurve Danish pastries (so do my hips!)
Here a my seven lucky people (lol) in no particular order
Emilia - Her work is inspirational, take a look.
Samm - She's soooo talented
Leann - She's a new blogger but wait till you see her cards
Rosie - What she can't alter isn't worth altering
Monica - Her work speaks for itself, she's just so talented
Jackie - Another inspirational blog, and what a busy lady.
Angelnorth - Wait till you see her stamping!
Posted by Louly at 22:21
Monday, 8 October 2007
Hi lovely fellow blogging girls and guys. I'm just popping on to let you know I have the worlds worst cold! (I'm sure it isn't but i'm feeling sorry for myself). My nose is so sore and tingly, I can't stop sneezing then blowing, how can it be humanly possible for one nose to produce so much sn** (ok, too much information right?) Anyway, it's just an explaination as to why there might not be many additions on here this week, i'm way too cold and shivery for crafting. Has anyone else got the dreaded lurgi? come and have a moan to me if you have, I'm all ears, actually if you could see me right now you might say i'm all nose!
Posted by Louly at 20:08
Sunday, 7 October 2007
I LOVE to paint! So this is the perfect challenge for me. I've unearthed my silk paints for this one. As these silk painted cards are a kind of mini work of art I like to make the card base from angle cut mount board so that it's all ready for the recipient to pop it into a picture frame.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, 5 October 2007
Thursday, 4 October 2007
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
I had Crafters Block the other night so, after staring at my cutting mat for what must have been at least half an hour I decided to just go for something different. Sometimes I get bored of doing the same old shaped card so I came up with this idea, it took ages to get the design right and work out where to place the folds, but now I've done it, next time should be easy. I'm pleased with the over all look of it, I think it looks quite sculptural but I had trouble deciding what would work on the front. In the end I opted for the ribbon and the 3D strip and left it at that, I didn't want to 'over do' it. What do you think?
UPDATE (wicked laugh!) It seems I've got you all baffled with this card lol, a few of you have asked how the folds work, it's actually very straight forward but hard to explain (if that makes any sense). You make the card as two seperate curvy peices then attach them together with two 'hinges' (folded strips of card). the hinges are placed very strategically so that you can't see them from the front. The inside of the card is then covered in your choice of paper to cover up the hinges. I hope this helps guys, give me a shout if it doesn't.
Posted by Louly at 07:38
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Okay, right now i'm into ribbon BIG TIME I can't seem to make a card without using some, especially the velvet ones. You can imagine my joy when I discovered some 5metre rolls of velvet ribbon for just 99p each! 99p for 5m of velvet ribbon!!!! how cool is that? and they're in gorgeous colours too. Not only that but they just so happened to be from my all time favourite craft store Charmed Cards and Crafts so I knew I could expect quick delivery. They came today so i'll be off to have a play with them now. Watch this space to see what I come up with.
If you fancy some bargain ribbon or anything else for that matter (they have everything!) look here.
Posted by Louly at 16:07
This is my take on the latest sketch from Di Hickman
I love her sketches, they're nice and simple but they always look good. I turned it upside down for my interpretation - why do I always do that? It must be the rebel in me!.
I used my left over scraps from my latest DT package from Leo, waste not want not
For the 3D writing I backed some mount board with paper then cut it with my one of my Cuttlebug alphabet sets, I really like the effect.
Monday, 1 October 2007
I get all my papers from Charmed Cards and Crafts ,they have a huge range at great prices.