Thursday, 24 July 2014

Throwback Thursday


Todays card is a wedding card I made for a friends wedding. Wedding cards can be tricky to not make them all about the bride,to add a bit of masculinity to them for the groom too,so I hope I got this balance right. I used WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers and dies. The sentiment is Paper Smooches We Connect,out of stock at the moment,but there are loads of alternatives in stock,have a browse.

One feather is feminine,the other masculine. Heres a closer look

Hope you like it! 
There is a new challenge just around the corner,and as always a £15 store credit for the winner-keep checking in for the details,its going to be a gorgeous one!
Lou x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Best friends

Its the last day of term today and i am so ready for the summer holidays.
My daughter has had me busy making best friend cards.
I kept it simple with one design but change the stamps.

 I had to use these bunnies from Mama elephant.

And the Pandas 

All the papers used are from Lawn fawn

My daughter wanted me to use her friends favourite colours.

Then one boy card so i used super from Paper smooches.
And coloured with copics.

PandamoniumHoney Bunny

SuperLet's Polka 6x6 Paper Pad

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Happy Colours!

I have a necklace which is just lots of buttons attached together and I call it my happy necklace.
So bright and sunny, I'm always asked if I've made it and where I got it from. Wearing it just makes me feel happy!
These colours on the card are like that. How could you not smile when surrounded by the rainbow of tones?!
I've just used two Paper Smooches sets (Design Motifs & Cyber Cafe) and the squiggle stamp is from Newton's Nook (Love a La Carte). Mixing and matching is the best way of getting an unique look
I decided the stripes were too heavy & so cut up the card to create a tag..
I should have left well alone!!
Have you ever wished you'd left things as they were?!!

Well, I'll see you next week.. I've still some teachers cards to finish- we've not broken up from school yet!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Inspired Thank You's

Morning all :0)
I hope you had a good weekend and managed to dodge the storms!!! We were down in Witshire and had three inches of rain but arrived back in Cambridgeshire yesterday to 4mm!!! We should have collected some and bought it back with us for the garden... Lol :0)

Anyhow, onto my card today and it's a mad last minute rush for teacher Thank You cards but I found my inspiration on a recent shopping trip.....

and here's the notebook that gave me the idea....

Large Jotter Big Plans

I love stationary and these jotter pads by Happy Jackson appealed to me with there bright speech bubbles so I thought I'd use the inspiration. The white panels are cut and mounted onto a piece of black card before die-cutting the speech bubbles from the panel. I then cut the speech bubbles twice in the four different colours and white embossed Thank You sentiments from different stamp sets onto each colour before sticking two bubbles together for extra thickness. Then I simply glued the panel to a card base and placed the bubbles into the correct spaces and embellished with black stamped stars.
I just need to make two more now and find some suitable gifts before Wednesday.... talk about a last minute Lucy!!!
Here are the stamps I used, click on an image to take you to the store :0)

                        A Birdie Told Me Dies  So Much To Say  Many Thanks   Smarty Pants

I'm on this weeks team for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge and it's 'Anything Goes'... here's my card using Blossoming Buds and the Dots and Dashes dies .... more details on how I made it can be found on my blog :0)

I hope you'll have time to join in, see you in the gallery :0)

Jenny x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Cool Cat!

We've had a couple of deliveries this week, but there was only one set for me to show off today - I do love Newton from Newton's Nook and as it's their first anniversary this week, and the sun has been shining down on us, I had to ink up the new Newton's Summer Vacation set.

Isn't he just adorable?   I love his dude glasses!  I coloured the sunbathing image and the bucket and spade with copics, cut it out and mounted it on some card cut with the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Die (it's oos but more are currently crossing the Atlantic) so he could be sunbathing in the sand dunes.  I used another die (sorry an old one of mine and I have no idea on the company) to create the waves crashing on the beach.   Simply finished with a couple of sentiments, one from the new set and one from Newton's Birthday Bash.

We have lots of new and exciting things coming to store soon - the eagle-eyed amongst you might have spotted a few clues with some new categories on the website....    All I'm going to say for now is that from the answers you've given on the questionnaire on our Facebook page you are going to be very happy with what we're bringing you next!

Don't forget to have a go at our challenge too - you have just 2 days left and could win £15 just for making a card!

See you later....


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Candles, candles, candles

Hi! Told you last week I was hooked on Winnie & Walter Rectangled and Triangled so here's another card to prove it! From building blocks and walls to candles!  This type of card layout out would work so well for men or women, boys or girls.. and you could really go to town with a longer card and even more candles in a rainbow of colours or to go with any birthday party theme!   I used the sentiment and stars from Avery Elle Party Animal because I liked the simplicity of the font.

I hope you like it! Have a lovely weekend! 


Friday, 18 July 2014

A Wedding Set

Hello and happy Friday! I'm so excited that it is the last day of school before the summer holidays :) can't wait to have my little boy with me for the summer.

Today I'm sharing with you a little card, tag and gift wrap combo, I just love that you can make everything match if you do it yourself. 

*I stamped a number of the rose images from Winnie & Walter 'The Big, The Bold Extras', coloured them using Copics and then fussy cut them out. 
*For the card I stamped and cut out the banner from the same set and added the words to the banner. Arranged the roses under the banner and glued to the card. The banner I used foam pads to attach. I then added some of the dots from the stamp set to create a spray affect.
*For the tag, I cut it using Lawn Fawn 'Tag you're It' and used some of the roses and added the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter stamp set.
*For the gift wrap I just stamped the rose image all over the paper in a light grey ink.

Thank you so much for popping by! Also if you missed it it's the July Release of Newton's Nook this week and there is also a blog hop today to celebrate a year of Newton's Nook Designs ... so lots of changes to win some of the new release.

Hugs Lydia xxx

The Big, The Bold and Extras Tag, You're It Dies