More fab challenges!!!!!!! And from my favourite site too. I just love popping over to my second home at Charmed and now Karen has introduced a new challenge feature to the forum, I just couldn't wait to get stuck in. Oh yes, and the winner get's to be cardmaker of the month and they get a voucher to spend in the Aladin's cave that is Charmed Cards and Crafts!
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
I got the most wonderful surprise from Kim at 'Creative Blogs' today. She has featured my blog on her blog and said the most amazing things about me and my work! I really am stunned. Thank you so so much Kim, it means the world to me.
Posted by Louly at 15:55
Just take a look at this beautiful card that came through my door today! It's from the beautiful Marlou. I was lucky enough to be the closest to guessing right on the song theme to this card. The song was Material Girl (which I nearly went for!) I guessed 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend' which is what Marlou was originally going to have as the theme, how funny is that! This photo doesn't do it justice, it's even more beautiful and touchy feely in the flesh. Thank you Marlou you are such a sweetie. Pop by her blog and see some more of her amazing creations.
Posted by Louly at 15:34
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
DCM's Little extra this week is to use a Christmas stocking on your card.
This was my last card for my guest spot at DCM, I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 weeks with them. Thanks for having me ladies.
Monday, 26 November 2007
She made me chop the head of the picture! So you don't get to see her lovely face. What do you think to the bouncy clouds, butterfly and sunshine? Cute ay?
Posted by Louly at 16:40
Friday, 23 November 2007
Oh my What fun! I've had a great time being DCM guest designer and this challenge was the icing on the cake......I would like you to create a card inspired by a song or a carol - it could be for Christmas or not! (you may have got all your Christmas cards done by now...) BUT there is a twist. the words of the song are NOT to be seen on the front of the card. You could leave it to us to guess! Have fun.......
I was a bit stumped at first but then I saw Leo's challenge; to use yellow on a card and make a £1 donation to children in need. So, put the two together and what do you get?........Yellow Submarine of course!I found the image and printed it out three times and layered it decoupage style onto acetate, I then added a funky flower background inside the acetate card and Voila! Decoupage went funky! P.S I just made this card for fun, I won't be selling it. I'm sure there would be HUGE copyright implications if I did.
Posted by Louly at 10:21
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Don't forget to get your entries in for the competition to win a Fiskars Guillotine, you have until 30th November. I'm afraid it's too late to get the free template download (it's been removed) so it's just for anyone who got the template while it was available. All you need to do is email me the image (don't forget your name) or put it on your blog and let me know.
Here are the fabulous entries i've had so far.....
Posted by Louly at 20:01
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
I just wanted to take the chance to say a huge thank you to all my blogging buddies that visit and leave such lovely comments, I sometimes feel so bad when I don't get the chance to visit your blogs and return the compliments, it's not that I don't want to it's just I always run out of time in my days. So here's a big hug to you all from me, I love you all to bits and your comments mean so so much to me. Mmmmmwahhh!!!!!
Posted by Louly at 22:50
I was so thrilled when the lovely Kathy asked me to be DCM's guest designer for a couple of weeks (thanks Kathy, you're a real sweetie).
The card is covered in red felt with a black felt belt added. I added fluffy, white Marabu at the bottom.
Thursday, 15 November 2007
I just wanted to let you all know that the curvy card template and instructions are no longer availabe for free download. I'm in the process of selling it to a design company, they'll then own the copyright and be selling it from their site. It all happened very quickly so i'm sorry I didn't get chance to warn you before the free download became unavailable. Thanks for everyone who has already entered my competition, I don't know how i'm going to choose a winner!
Posted by Louly at 12:38
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
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Monday, 12 November 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Just a gentle, quiet little reminder............................................................................DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY CURVY CARD COMPETITION!!!!!!!
Posted by Louly at 19:40
Friday, 9 November 2007
Here's the brief...... I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...
I'm not sure if i've cheated a bit because mine uses corrugated paper instead of card (oops).
I made it a double dare and used this week's Di Hickman sketch (which i've turned around).
I left it without a sentement because I just couldn't decide on one. It's always handy to have a card for any occasion.
The papers are BG Mellow, I've done some stitching in red and added some red velvet Ric Rac. Oh yes the corrugated bit........the flower and the two squares at the top.
Thanks for looking, your comments mean so much to me.
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Monday, 5 November 2007
Here's something different to have a look at! I fancied a change so I got my bottle chopper out and altered this wine bottle. It's the first time I haven't used glass paints on a chopped bottle, I just used ribbon, peel offs, sequins and embossing powder.
I was so pleased to discover that I could stamp and emboss the neck of the bottle to give it a smooth edge. It saved me spending ages sanding it down.
Sunday, 4 November 2007
Saturday, 3 November 2007
Yippee!!! I been tagged again by Marlou, Kathy, Juliet and Debbie Sorry ladies, I know it was ages ago but better late than never (worryingly i've been saying that rather a lot lately!)
Anyway, I have to answer these questions..........
1} If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose? Erm.................embellishments I think. I have way more papers than I know what to do with.
2}If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub ons, which would you choose? Well I don't use them much but i'd probably go for stamps as they last forever.
3}If you knew how to do both awsome cards and layouts, but could only do one for a year, which would it be? CARDS!!!!!
4} Would you rather own a Scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home?? Theoretically i'm being given one of these right? well I'd take the store, sell it, renovate my already existing craft room the blow the rest on scrummy crafty stash!
5} Last but not least, what is your current cardmaking/scrapping style?? I don't think I have one style, I love to have a go at everything, although I have been really enjoying making my shaped cards for Crafty Templates (they're so much fun!)
Right here are the buddies i'm tagging.........(no particular order, i love em all!)
Emilia I've tagged her so many times now but she inspires me sooo much.
Sadie I love her style, so crisp and fresh.
Flossie Her creations are full of fun spirit, and she's such a sweety
Anna I love to visit her blog, especially when I've lost my mojo. Her work is so inspirational.
Posted by Louly at 20:53
Friday, 2 November 2007
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Thursday, 1 November 2007
and lashings of ribbon!
I got my first cuttlebug embossing folder yesterday so I just had to use it (I now think I might be addicted!) they give such fab results.