Craft Dash - 10 Minute Challenge

17 November 2012

If you're anything like me - I'm always doing a craftroom dash for a card. Usually it's because my children have a birthday party to go to and I'm in need of a card. Today was no different! I don't generally blog post them, well, because I don't think my very simple '10 minute dash' cards are worthy!

I discovered the Craft Dash Challenge on one of my blog surfing nights and thought this challenge was clever. It's also nice to see some cleaner, more easier cards that haven't taken 3 hours to produce! Sometimes our '10 Minute Dash' cards are just as nice!

Stamp Set: Dinoroar - Page 64 Stampin' Up! Catalogue
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pen, 
Stampin' Markers
   Colour Combination:Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X
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Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event - Sydney 2012

15 November 2012

 Last Saturday I attended the Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event at Sydney Convention Centre. I was so excited and humbled when I was invited by Stampin' Up! to be part of the event and provide my expertise at the Product Playground 'Wheels' Table! 
- I will admit that I didn't start out much of an 'expert' in the Stampin' Wheel department - but I can say that I'm pretty confident with them now!

Here are some pictures of my creations..

The 'Etrucsan' wheel, in my opinon, is so underrate! It is in the Holiday Catalogue, but with all the halloween stamps, on page 25. I wanted to create a wedding range & think this wheel really lends itself to the elegance of a wedding set. 

Masking technique using the 'Good Cheer' builder wheel:

My name at the Product Playgound Table! (Aaarrrhhh - I was screaming with excitment inside when I noticed my name!) It was hard to believe that I was even worthy of being noted with such amazing talent!

This is Cate (left) from Stampin' Up! Head Office. Thanks Cate for inviting me to take part. Mwah!

I hope you enjoyed a little taste of Heartfelt.

Lou X
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Just Add Ink Challenge

14 November 2012

Before I start posting about my first Stampin' Up! Heartfelt experience, I really wanted to make sure the girls over at Just Add Ink knew I still loved them! ;)

I have been feeling a little emotional lately and feel the need to be grateful about so many things...especially all the little things! Our son, James loves animals and we are lucky enough to have two lambs on our property lately, from next door. They are growing so quickly and wanted to get a picture of James feeding them, but at this stage they only like the food being thrown at them! I felt grateful for the lambs today, along with a million other things, but they make my son happy and in-turn make me happy. 

Here are the (not so tiny anymore) lambs!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a colour challenge. Not my usual choise of soft hues and pinks! I had to step out of my comfort zone a little. 

No insert today...I would never had finished it it time to get it enetered!

The ribbon is seam binding ribbon I died using Tangerine Tango stamp will need to let it dry before getting it to me! :)

Stay tuned for Heartfelt post and catch up of my 12 Weeks of Christmas...I'll get there, promise!

Lou X
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Where Oh Where Have I Been?

09 November 2012

Please forgive me, especially those who follow my blog religiously!

 I treat my blog a little like my craft 'home' and both are in need of some TLC! However, just because I'm not blogging doesn't mean I haven't been creating! I have been working around the clock the past few weeks, one to get ready for the Penrith Craft Show and this weekend is Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Regionals at Sydney Convention Centre. I am on a Product Playground Table - so if you're coming, please be sure to come over and say 'hi'. I'm so excited to be involved and have some beautiful creations, however cannot post them until after the event! 

Thought I would share some images from the Stampin' Up! Stand and the Penrith Paper Crafts Festival.

I will post up some more soon. 
Lou X 

P.S I know I'm a few weeks behind Lou's Product Spotlight & 12weeks of Christmas - but back-up posts are on their way... Stay tuned! 

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