Sunday, 28 June 2009

Dottie' World Challenge

Grrr why the heck isn't blogger scheduling working today!!!!! Sorry I'm late, this should have appeared early this morning along with a post on Dottie's World, neither worked!

Anyhow, it's my turn to set the Dottie's World challenge this week so, as summer is finally upon us I've asked people to include some sunshine on their cards.

Here's what I came up with

It's one of those card that took absolutely ages and in the end I wasn't really all the happy with it, ah well, c'est la vie!

The image is of course Dreamer, he seems to be the favourite of the Pixie Chicks download collections.

Have lovely day,

Louise xx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Colour Create

Don't you find it liberating breaking through the boundaries? Today's card was made for the Colour Create challenge and I've broken the unspoken rules of cardmaking! I know, once a rebel always a rebel right? LOL.
This card is very impractical, it will need a box making for it but it's fun! Take a look....

I think it will look really pretty sitting upon the recipient's mantle piece so who cares about practicality! I don't sell my cards anymore so I don't need to worry about being sensible!

The Pixie is of course one of my latest creations, She can be purchased here at Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Pixie Chicks

Well I've finally finished the Pixie Chicks! Woo Hoo! This time I've worked with Karen to produce the sets. Karen has made some fantastic backgrounds and LOADS of sentiments to go into the bundles. If you haven't seen them yet you should pop over for a look.

Today I've put a tutorial on Dottie's World to show you how to use the card kits which are another extra in the kits. Here's what the cards look like....

Everything used to make the cards above, including the template for the card base is in Pixie Chicks set 2.

The elements in the card below are in Set 1 along with much much more!

The great thing about the kits is that if you're in a rush you can just print them out ready coloured, cut them out and stick them together but if you're feeling creative you can print them out in black and white and choose your own colour scheme, adding glitter and other embellishments.

The Pixie Chicks downloads are available to purchase at Charmed Cards & Crafts.

I'm so proud of these little ladies, they are well and truly from the heart.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

It's getting so exciting over t Dottie's World because the new Charmed download images are almost ready to go on sale! I tell you what, more work has gone into these little beauties than any of the collections so far so watch out for them, I think you'll like them! If you haven't already seen any of our sneak previews take a look at what I've made for this week's Dottie's world Challenge.....

The Challenge - set by Adele is to use one of the Charmed downloads to make a Christmas card....
Here we have the Holly Pixie sitting ever so sweetly on the specially made Happy Holly Days bookplate which will be included in the set.

Inside I've printed one of the fabulous sentiments created by Karen (also in the set!)

Have a lovely day.

Louise xx

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Thank You Karen

I've come on today (a little late) in celebration of friendship AGAIN!!! I really can't believe how lucky I am.

This time the token of friendship and support came from my dear, dear friend Karen. Look what she made for me using one of our new Pixie images.....

My photo is a little over exposed, it actually looks even more beautiful in real life. Thank you so so much Karen for being such a fabuous friend♥ I really have been blessed. Karen also gave me a very generous gift - what a sweetie!

Karen and I have been working together on this new download collection- Karen has produced some stunning backgrounds and sentiments to compliment my Pixies, we've had so much fun! Wait until you see them all, we're almost done!

Well I'm going shopping now because all work and no play maakes Louly a dull lassy!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Father's Day

It's my turn to set the Challenge on Dottie's World this week so just in time for father's day I would like you to make a Father's Day card using one of the Charmed downloads.

I've been ultra busy with the new collection (more details at Dottie's world) so I'm afraid this week's card was made in a hurry, it's very basic.....

The papers and embellishments are all K&Co and the image is one of my Mikey designs which are sold as digital downloads at Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Thank You Ruth

I am lucky enough to have many dear friends that I have had the privilege to meet through my blogs and through the Charmed Forum. One such friend is Ruth AKA Crafty Wanderings. She is one heck of a lady! She gives so much of herself to others, not only through her work with the local community but by being an absolute first class pal.

I've been a bit poorly recently - nothing serious might I add but it's an ongoing thing. Well the support I've had from all of my friends has been second to none and I really can't thank them all enough. Ruth has given me so much advice and help I couldn't ask for anything else but just look what she sent me the other day........

As you can see she made me an absolutely stunning card and what she wrote inside was very special to me, this card will be kept inn a very safe place I can tell you. I think what touched me the most was that she crocheted me lots of beautiful little flowers to use on my cards - you can see some in the photo.

They must have taken her ages! Isn't she amazing!

Thank you Ruth for being you, don't ever change.♥♥♥

I haven't been around much recently - sorry about that. I've been working on the new download collection for Charmed Cards and Crafts. If you'd like a sneaky peek pop over to Dottie's World to see what Karen made with one of them.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

It's Juliet's turn to set the challenge at Dottie's World this week and she wants us to go all holey!
I would like to see a hole or holes on your project this week - it could be an aperture card, cheeseholing or any other type of hole you can think of. And just to make it a little more interesting, add a touch of distressing too! Remember to include one of the Charmed downloads and I can't wait to see what you come up with.
So here's what I came up with...

The Papers are from my new K&Co Citronella mat pad and Peggy Pig is from the Animal Magic download bundle. As you can see I've made a holey scalloped frame for Peggy to lounge on, she looks rather comfy doesn't she!

When I made my challenge card I had totally forgotten the distressed requirement, it was just lucky that I distressed the edges of my sentiment label with my Tim Holtz edge distresser! Phew, I just got away with it!

Have a lovely day,

Louise xx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious-Folds

I love taking part in challenges but never seem to get as many done as I would like to. This week I've made time to play along with the Truly Scrumptious challenge which is to us more than one fold on your card.

I had loads of fun with this one!

I am a big fan of 6x6 paper pads, the patterns are just the right size for cards. so when I saw that Karen had some in the store that I hadn't spotted before I had to snap them up because they always sell out so quickly. The papers on this card are from my favourite pad Basic Grey Marrakech aren't they gorgeous!
I cut the circle on my Silhouette, I'm really pleased with how it looks so I think you may be seeing some more of these cards from me. The Stamp is Elegant Annie only available from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
So where is the second fold? I hear you ask, well it's on the inside of course........
This card is going to be a thank you card for my aunty Cath - she's knitted me a lovely scarf, I think the stamped image of Irresistable Annie on the flap is perfect for saying thank you.

I hope you like it, thank you for looking and have a lovely day

Louise xx