Just Add Ink - Colour Challenge

18 February 2013

As most of you know, I love playing along with the Just Add Ink design challenges. I always get so much inspiration from everyone who submits their works of art, so pop on over and see all the creations - or even better, play along!

This week is a colour challenge suggested by the amazing Nikki Spencer.

I used to love this colour combination. I still do, but probably more of a pink girl now! Blue and yellow is a real trend in counrty magazines, so went with a country theme. I also have a soft spot for shabby-chic chairs!

"Freinds are kind to each other's hopes and cherish each other's dreams."
To all my friends who support my hopes and dreams - thank you.

Stamp Set: Cherish Friendship - Page 52
Accessories / Tools: Watercolor Paper, Blender Pen, Stampin' Markers, 1cm Stitched Satin Ribbon 
Papers: Tea for Two Designer Series Paper - New Seasonal Catalogue 
Colour Combination: Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X
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Seasonal Launch Party

16 February 2013

As some of you may know, I had a launch party last weekend to display some projects using new products from the new Seasonal Catalogue and the Sale-a-Brations promotion. 

It was such a great day - thank you for everyone's support. 

Here's a few photos of the day - I also themed the day around Valentine's and the Amore / Hearts a Flutter range from the catalogue. 


Please don't forget about my own promotion:

  Lou's 100 Petite Pockets Promotion
 How it works:
 I have numbered 100 Petite Pocket Envelopes. 
Each pocket contains a prize - at least $10 or more of value. 
Three pockets contain a Simply Scored and one pocket contains a Big-Shot!
The first person to place an order of $100 or more will get envelope number one. 
The second person to place an order will get envelope number two and so on.  
So for every $100 on top of a FREE Sale-a-Bration item, you will also get an envelope! 

Why I am doing this!?
 To be completely truthful, for those of you who don't know (because I have been going on about it for nearly a year) - I'm desperately trying to make the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to UTAH! 
Yes, Utah! I would love, love, love (insert a 1000 more loves) to make it and need as much help as I can!
  UPDATE:  I am up to number 25 - You're next!
Someone has won a Simply Scored - there's still 2 up for grabs and a Big Shot!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lou X
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Happy Valentine's Day!

14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day isn't something that we make a huge 'fuss' over in our house. Without sounding sappy, my wonderful husband is a bit of a hopeless romantic and everyday most days feels like Valentine's Day in our house! There's always cuddles and kisses and 'group' cuddles with the kids and because we run our business from home, on the days he is home we walk hand-in-hand just to collect the mail together.

There's nothing quite like feeling loved by another person - whether it's your child, your partner, siblings, parents, friends...it's such a warm feeling to have - and that's what Valentine's Day is all about - sharing love. 

This is a card I made using the 'chalk board / chalking' technique, which I have been wanting to try for a while now. I kept this less 'girly' and just had to add a bow of colour. 
Made with tonnes of love for the amazing man in my life - and passing my time with him is so enjoying!

Stamp Sets: From My Heart, Hearts a Flutter
Accessories: Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, White Pencil (my own), Stitched Grosgrain
   Colour Combination: Black, Whisper White, Read Red

  With Love & Smooches,
Lou X

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Mojo Monday 279

11 February 2013

I thought I would quickly play along this week to the Mojo Monday Challenge.

I was trying to create a card for my Aunty Georgie, who loves blue and white china, oriential and also nautical things. Her home is beautifully decorated and when she gets cards she places them up with pride for everyone to see for the next week or so. I know when I make a card for her it will be on display and she will get great pleasure from it. 

I decided on the 'By the Tide' stamp set from the seasonal catalogue - and made it pretty. What do you think? I love the pink seahorse and I'm sure my Aunt will too!

This is the sketch this week:

My Creation:

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X

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Hello - New Seasonal Cattie!

06 February 2013

If you would like your very own copy to ponder over for hours with a cuppa (like I do)
please contact me and I will post you one asap.
Click on image to view online
Also - don't forget about my Launch Party, this Sunday at 2pm.
Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X

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