Monday, 7 May 2012

Belle of the Ball

Hi Everyone

Well i had a really really productive day yesterday although this meant i was cooped up in my little craft room all day by myself but i thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I managed to make 6 cards, well one is a tealight card and box to match, which is amazing going for me as normally it takes me ages to just make one.  On Saturday i only made one so it just goes to show it just depends what mood i am in.

However on Saturday i did get a bit sidetracked as i was planning all of my trips away in the next few months.  It looks like Kevin and I will not be having a proper holiday away this year as i think i have over done it.  Here's what i have planned and i am soooo excited this is why i need to list them all......

June 4 & 5th London, Kevin and me for our 30th Wedding anniversary,  oooo and i have just checked its Pearl, i wonder what he will get me?????
June 9 &10th Margaret Brown and me at a Jane Nestorenko Workshop, staying in Coventry
July 17 & 18th, Gracie her mam and me at a Madonna concert in Hyde park London
July 19 & 20th Madonna Concert Birmingham, me and i don't know who as yet as this was a spur of the moment thing...................
August 3, 4 & 5th Me and Kevin at the Olympics, i was lucky enough to get tickets for the athletics 100 metre heats, so i am really looking forward to this.

Ok enough of that, so on to one of  my cards from yesterday and only 1 more sleep to the SWALK Pick of the Day show tomorrow night at 9pm and that's another trip away for me to Peterborough.  (I love my new job).  I have used the Belle of the Ball stamp and made an easel sort of stepper card, not sure really what it is called but i love it.  I have used my Spectrum Noirs to colour and backing papers from the SWALK CD ROM 2  I really wanted a background to go with her so i found a castle background digi which i thought would fit perfect. The only extra things i have added is my favourite Marianne flower die and a new vine flourish die i bought at the NEC i nearly forgot about this one, its the first time i have used it.

How fab would this be for a little girls birthday card, i know Grace will just love it so it may be that i make one for her 9th Birthday in November.

Don't forget to enter the competition, details on the crafters companion news blog, as you have a chance to win all of the new stamps and a cd resource for colouring all SWALK images with your spectrum noir pens. Closing date is 9am tomorrow which is the 8th May.  Just look at all the new cute stamps below, i love all of them.....

Ok I'm off to craft again while i still have the motivation.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx


  1. Louise beautiful card love your colouring , would make a lovely prom card xxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. It is absolutely stunning xx

  3. Superb card, love what you've done with the stamp and design. Zo xx

  4. I cannot wait until launch, I am so excited. I am keeping the SURPRISE from hubbie though for obvious reasons!

  5. WOW Louise you have got a busy time ahead and I am sure you will love it all.

    Your card is just gorgeous. I am loving these stamps and can't wait for tomorrow!!! One more sleep :)

    Linda xxx

  6. Wow! Stunning as always Louise! Fab digi too, they go perfect together! My goodness what a busy time you have ahead, I would need to write it down too to remember! LOL!!Have a fab time with Leann at Peterborough of which I'm sure you will. Will be watching, can't wait!!
    Debbie x

  7. Hi Louise this is just beautiful, love the colours and the image is so sweet.

    You have got a full schedule ahead, and congratulations on your new job how lucky are you !!

    Hugs Julie x

  8. Beautiful card super cute love it Louise! Jo xxx

  9. Fabulous card Louise xx Jan

  10. gorgeous card, congratulations on your Pearl wedding anniversary and hope you enjoy the concerts and oh my you lucky person to have got tickets for the Olympics - have fun x