Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Anything but a card Challenge

Hi Everyone

This months (August) challenge on the Spectrum Noir blog was to create a project but not a card.  So while out and about i scouted for something i could decorate and this is what i found at Houghton Hall Garden Centre on Saturday gone when i was demoing.  The frame only cost me £2.40 and i think it will be a perfect addition to Gracies bedroom.

I have covered it with Gingham paper from the Party Paws cd and some purple braiding,  i also bought from the same craft shop.  The link takes you to a full pack but in each shop its sold separately for only £1.00 per roll.  Then all i have done is coloured two lily of the valley images, Lovley Lilies and My Best Friend  in with my spectrum noir pens in matching colours. and cut them out and stuck onto the frame.  To complete i have just added a few liquid pearl drops.
Icon, 11x17 cm, Empress Tree, 1 pc

 Colours used

hair EB1, TN2, TN3, TN7, EB3, EB8, BG7
Skin, FS2, FS3, TN2, CR3, CR4
Dress & Hairband HB1, LV1, LV2, LV3, JG1, , JG3, JG7
Flowers and leaves DG2, DG4, GB1, GB5, EB3
Cat IG1, IG3 & IG6

Pop over and take part, you just might win......

Hope you like it

Louise xx

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Hi Everyone

Today i have a card i made for my demo yesterday at The Paper Warehouse in Kendal.  It was lovely drive there and back, with fab views but the weather turned a bit nasty and i got soaked coming out of the shop.

The demo was mainly Christmas items using the new Christmas Dies and i mixed this with one of Sheenas Snowflake stamp sets.  I've used the Christmas Snowflake die-sire set on centura pearl card in purple, its in the dark set and this matches the card base.  Its so lush this colour it reminds me of cadbury chocolate.  the white snowflake is also white centura pearl but i have stick and stayed it and then pressed glitter into it, this was a tip from Leann.  The background is using the reverse of centura pearl and ive stamped the snowflakes in versamark and used white embossing powder, then distress inks in, chipped sapphire, dusky concord and milled lavender and this creates a resist effect over the embossed snowflakes.  The sentiment is from the same stamp sheet and i've use a Diesire tag to cut that out.

Next week I'm at Carlisle, Houghton Hall garden Centre.

And the next three days i'm off to London for a short break, i'm sooooooo cited!!!!!!!

Love London.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Wedding Cake - 10th August 2013

Hi Everyone

Ok I'm busy preparing lots of projects for blogs and the next CC inspiration magazine which will be out in October but i really just had to spend 5 mins to share these photos with you.

I stopped make cakes a while ago as i ad made so many and just really had lost interest and the main issue is its extremely stressful making wedding cakes.  I just kept thinking about if it went wrong etc etc and the thought of letting someone down after they had looked forward to their wedding day for so long.  After all it should be just once in a lifetime that you have a wedding cake, (although I've nothing against anyone being married two or three or even more times).

So a friend a just to work with ages and ages ago got in touch via facebook and asked if i would make a wedding cake for his daughter and my first reaction was to say no but i said yes (how hard is it to say no to people.......)  And here it is.  It was Charlotte's wedding yesterday and Paul and Susan you should be so proud she looks stunning and i hope you all had a fab day.

I am so pleased i said yes as i really enjoyed making and icing the cake, its been so long that i thought i had forgotten.

Just stunning.......  The bride and groom that is.

Ok back to my crafting.........

Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Crafters Companion Challenge Blog - Animals

Hi Everyone

Its animals as the them for this months Crafters Companion Challenge Blog and I've chosen this fab little stamp, Bambooks Favourites, coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.  I made this card while at the glitter pot on my demo day out of bits and pieces i had been demoing with so it was a bit impromptu and not at all planned but i love it.

Ive sanded the red Coredinations after embossing with the rose garden folder and then for the centre piece i have used aged mahogany and brayered the folder before embossing some white centura pearl card,. For the card base and also for matting i have used black centura pearl card.  The flower is made using the small sunflower diesire quilling die using white neenah card.

Dont forget to pop over and take part and also take alook at the other DT members inspairation.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx