Sunday, 27 December 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Oooh I thought I had scheduled this! Sorry I'm late.

It was my turn to set this week's challenge over at Dottie's World, I went for something nice and easy to ease folks back into crafting nice and gently after the Christmas indulgence.

So all you have to do is make a girlie card using a Charmed Download.

Here is mine

The image is from the new Charmed download collection (drawn by me ;0)) the papers are 'My Mind's eye' This took ages to make but I like the result, i hope you do too.

Have lovely day,

Louise xx

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Hi Folks,

I'm afraid a combination of lost mojo and to-much-to-do has resulted in a bit of a crappy card for the challenge this week lol. Non the less it is done now and it is just going to have to suffice. Gunn wants us to use stockings on our card this week, it's a fab challenge and the rest of the team have made some amazing cards.

Here is mine (the stocking element is the pattern on the paper)

If you would like to join in please pop over to Dottie's World

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by xxxx

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - sketch challenge

I haven't done any challenges in ages but now I've finished drawing the new digi collection I want to play.

Nikki has given us a fab sketch to work with at the Spoon Full of Sugar Blog,

Here's how I interpreted it...
The Drawing, of course, is one of my own from the Sugar and Spice digi set (available here). I like how she appears to be cycling right out of the card front.

When i designed this one the idea was that you could add your own bits and bobs to the basket but I decided to leave it empty for this card. Another time I will fill it with paper flowers or maybe a Christmas tree.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking xxx

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

New Cute Downloads!

I'm all of a quiver today! Did you know that last night saw the release of the new set of Charmed digital downloads? Noooo? Well then you need to pop over for a close look. I know I shouldn't say it because I draw them but...I think it could be one of the best sets to far!
Here is my first card using one of these cute little ladies...

All my drawings are prepared and sold online by the lovely Karen, she's an angel, pop over to see her store; Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Cor not long till Christmas eh! I suppose I should get organised! EEK this is one time of the year when I am in absolutely no rush to break up from work...I need to slow time down - seriously!
Any how on to this week's challenge which has been set by the lovely Nicole.
She wants us to incorporate 3 snowflakes into our crafty creation (and a Charmed download too!)
Here's what I came up with....

The image is of course one of my own which are sold as downloads at Charmed Cards and Crafts.

If you fancy playing along please pop over to Dottie's World

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Star Challenge - Dottie's World

I only just squeezed this one in this week, the photo isn't good because we have so little daylight now grrrr.

This week on Dottie's world it is a star theme - please pop over for more details. Here's what I came up with.....

Now I'm going to check out all of last week's entries - yes I know it's last minute but I like to leave it until the end so that I can get everybody at once :0)

Have a fab Sunday

Louise xx

Friday, 4 December 2009

Birthday Treats

I was dreading my birthday this year, 36 is the wrong side of 35! closer to 40 than 30 iyswim lol! I had no plans to celebrate it, the day came just like any other (it was Wednesday) I went to work - as you do and it was just like any other day BUT THEN I got home and I got the post!!! OMG how my day to a full turn!

First the RM van came with a big squidgy parcel for me, it was very unexpected and i had no idea what it might be. I opened it to discover that it was a stunning hand quilted cushion made by my wonderful - newly found, cousin Gill. She has the biggest talent and the biggest heart ever!! Take a look.....
Sorry the photo is a bit blurry but you can still see how beautiful it is can't you, she even made me a matching card! Thank you so much Gill I love you to bits
So the next visit was from the post man, look at all these hand made cards that dropped through the door....

I have such lovely, generous and talented friends, thank you Sian, Karen, Gill, Shell, Mellie and Ruth, they are beautiful mmmmwahhhhh.Just as I was reading the last of my cards there came a knock at the door.......
Look what was awaiting me!!!! Phwarrrrr!!

These are from my wonderful friend Karen, I love her to bits you know, I'm such a lucky girl. The flowers in this basket are so fresh they will last for ages! Karen must know me so well because she has included my favourite flowers - Freesias, my room smells delightful!Thank you so so much Karen, I wish I could give you a real hug instead of a cyber one xxxxx

So you see, in the end being 36 turned out not so badf after all!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

DW Challenge Boy Oh Boy!

It was my turn to set the challenge at Dottie's World this week and i went for a boy challenge to celebrate the launch of the new digital download collection from Charmed Cards and Crafts (designed by moi!)
Pop over there for the details and to find out about the little prize that I am giving away.
Here is my Boy card.....


Enjoy your Sunday,
Louise xx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Gunn has set us a fab challenge at Dottie's World this week. She wants us to b inspired by gingerbread houses. As you can see, I went in the direction of colour and the whole Scandinavian feel....

I'm just sooo in LURVE with these Bo Bunny papers they are totally lush!

The image is of course one of my drawings, sold as digital downloads at Charmed Cards and Crafts.

To play along just pop over to Dottie's World.

Friday, 20 November 2009

A Non-Challenge Card!

Well there haven't been many of these recently! By Golly!

I've finally finished my drawings for the new Download collection (available to purchase and download immediately from Charmed Cards and Crafts) so now I have time to have a little play!

Here's what I came up with using one of my new drawings...............

It's called Tumble Time and it's part of the Boy Oh Boy set. There are 10 unique images in the set at a very good price AND you can have them to play with almost instantly! So no waiting for the post man.

OK sales pitch over lol. I hope you like my little card xx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Red, White and Black

Good Morning!!!!!

This week we have a colour challenge at Dottie's World and it's been set by the lovely Nicole in Canada, we're so lucky to have her, she rocks!!!

Nicole wants us to use red white and black along with one of the charmed downloads.
I had fun with this one.....

I used some of my gorgeous new Bo Bunny paper from Charmed cards and crafts, check it out and all the other scrumptious new arrivals! I love it when you get a new box of papers and your mojo comes rushing back!
Look I even decorated the inside! That's good for me!

The image is from the Holly and Madison World Tour download set, from Charmed Cards and Crafts, it's one of my favourite sets so far. Ooooh and I've just about finished the new drawings so watch out for those ;0)

This second card is from an older challenge but I thought it fitted well with this one so I added it to give a little extra inspiration. This image is also from the World Tour set.

Why don't you go along to Dottie's World and join in the fun... See you there! :0)

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Around the World

Adele has set us a fab challenge this week over on Dottie's World - pop over to find out more.
Here is the card I made for it, I'm gong to give it to my brother in law who lives in OZ.
You won't recognise the image because it's one of my new ones and it isn't for sale yet but don't panic - the collection is almost complete!

Please pop over to Dottie's World and join in!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Feathers

June wants us to use feathers for this week's DW challenge. Well, I searched through my craft room and couldn't find a single blummin feather so I settled for two strips of Maribu, I think it still counts (fingers crossed!)

I wanted to make a thank you card for my fabulous cousin Gill who has made me a fantastic hand quilted bag - she's so clever!

She lives down in Bristol so I decided to make my card to fit inside a tin that I had saved (like you do!) so that it survives the journey in the post.

The Pixie is one of my drawings which are sold as downloads at Charmed Cards and Crafts. The sentiment was cut out on my Silhouette, the papers are Basic Grey (I think lol) and those cute flowers were purchased at The Works book shop.

Here's the tin, I kept t fairly simple but I like it.

Here's the arty shot ;0)

Thank you for looking, enjoy your week.



Sunday, 25 October 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Child's Play

Hi Folks,
It was my turn to set the DW challenge this week and I decided on a child theme, pop over t Dottie's World for more details.

Here's what I came up with....

This image hasn't been released yet, it's from our new download collection ('Boy oh Boy') available only at Charmed Cards and Crafts which will be available to purchase within the next few weeks. So keep your eyes peeled, these images are very special as they have all been hand drawn in the good old fashioned way so they've taken some time!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Dottie's World Challenge-Autumn

We have an autumnal feel to the challenge this week at Dottie's World and why not? Bring it on!!!! I love Autumn, it's my favourite season of all.

Here's my autumn feel card....

The image is Holly and Mike from the recently released Christmas Download collection from Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Enjoy your week,

Louise xxxxx

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Halloween

Hi Folks,
I've beeen a bit naughty this week, I left my challenge card until last minute and then didn't get it done (shame on me!) so for this week's DW challenge I'm showing some oldies for the Halloween theme, here goes.....

Al papers and downloadable images are from Charmed Cards and Crafts, check em out!

Thank you Nicole for setting this spooktacular challenge xxxxx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Adele has set a perfect challenge this week at Dottie's World, well it's perfect for me anyway because it's something I do all the time. She wants us to use circles in our creation (along with a Charmed download)

Well my card base is actually circular but it got a little lost behind my fairy wonderland scene! I guess I could include all those spots on the toadstools into the circle theme though lol....

Here's another angle

The toadstools and the pixie are all from the Pixie Chicks download sets......take a look

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

We have a cracker this week! Our June wants us to show her our danglies! (Pop over to Dottie's World for more details) There are also prizes up for grabs so be sure to pop over.

Here's my card - danglies included!
I've used one of my favourite Pixie Chick downloads for this one, isn't she sassy! Awwww I've just spotted a spelling mistake on the charm, that's a bit naughty isn't it!

Have a lovely day

Louise xx

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Emotional Blackmail

I've just taken this photo from my seat in my craft room, this is what I have to put up with while I craft! If I let her in she climbs all over me or chews my toes! Don't be fooled by that sweet face, she's a little devil and deserves no sympathy!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Good morning! I hope you are all well ♥
This week it's my turn to set the challenge at Dottie's World - please pop over for more info.
This is the card that I made...
It was a bit of a quicky but I think it's turned out quite nice do you? The papers are Basic Grey and the image is one of the Cornflower Pixie downloads (drawn be moi! :0)).

Have a lovely day

Louise xx

Friday, 18 September 2009

Thank You

Hi Everyone! Yes I'm actually here with a card that isn't for a Dottie's World challenge!

This one was actually made to show on the Delectable Stamps blog (because I've used a Delectable stamp) so if you want more details please pop over for a look.

Here is the card....

It's Friday!!!!!!! Have fun!!!!!

Louise xxx

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

OMG what a week! I didn't think I'd get this card done but I managed it in the end :0)
This week Gunn has given us a fab sketch to use for the challenge, here's what I came up with
I've used Christmas Scruff from the new Christmas download collection from Charmed Cards and Crafts. The papers are from a K&Co pad - also from charmed -I don't shop anywhere else!

If you fancy playing along please pop over to Dottie's World for more info and lots of inspiratrion from the rest of the DT.

I've just got home with an injured husband after a morning in A&E so I'll be playing nursy for the rest of the day.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Before I begin can somebody tell me who stole summer? I'm very annoyed and I will be turning up at their door with my truncheon!
Anyhow, this weeks challenge over at Dottie's World is baby themed, pop over for more info.
I'm quite pleased with this card and it was only a quickie!

These die cut Wild Raspberry papers from K&Company are fantastic! They take all the work out of card making and give a really professional look.
he image is of course one of the Charmed downloads (what else?!!) It's called Waiting for Santa and it's from the new collection - Charming Christmas -very reasonably priced too if I say so myself!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Hi there Girls and Guys! It's been a funny old month for me and I've been a bad blogger but you'll be pleased to hear that after losing my mojo and searching everywhere for it, it's decided to come back! The little bugger had stayed in Turkey! Anyway, mojo got fed up of the sun and the randy Turkish men and decided it was time to return....thank God for that! Mojo has a great sun tan though! LOL
Anyhow, this week it was my turn to set the Dottie's World Challenge. It's an inspiration challenge and instead of the usual picture for inspiration I have given just a word.... HOLIDAY. I want folks to make a card inspired by that word, it could be holiday memories, bon voyage or even a seasonal/holiday card.
For my example card I have used a photograph taken on my recent holiday, I liked it and thought it would be nice on a card.....ahhhhhh

The papers are gorgeous aren't they!! They are from My Minds Eye. Of course the Dottie's World challenges require us to use a Charmed download. For this card I used a frame from one of the Pixie Chicks sets, they're so useful.

If you would like to play along pop over to Dottie's World for the low down.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

Woo Hoo!!!! It's June's first challenge over at Dottie's World this week and it's a stonker! She wants us to make something a little different, pop over for the full story.

Anyhow I've just finished drawing the brand new Christmas download collection (if it's not on sale at the time this goes live don't worry there won't be long to wait)
In the new collection we have several new faces but we've also revisited some of your good old Charmed favourites in their festive garb. Here in my card I have used the Christmas Pixie.

The image forms the whole shape of the card front with a quarter circle for the inside.

Isn't she sassy!

Thank you June for this fab challenge, as you know I love to make shaped cards.
If you would like to see the full range of our digital downloads at Karen's fabulous craft store click here