Just Because

22 August 2014

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Just Because - It goes beyond stamping!
I am part of an amazing group of stampers and have made amazing friends through Stampin' Up! and some I haven't even met! The internet can provide so much virtual love and friendships and I feel so blessed to be part of such a loving and supportive group of people.

I made this card for a surprise person in a facebook group I am part of and this lady always comments, likes and encourages others. She is so supportive of everyone and I just wanted to let her know that I always appreciate her virtual love!

I entered my card into the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

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Another Shaker & Just Add Chipboard

15 August 2014

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Another Shaker!
I recently made a shaker card, seen here, and my friend loved it so much I made her one in her favourite colour, Coastal Cabana. 

The challenge brief over at Just Add Ink is Just Add Chipboard and I used one of the little wood elements from the Project Life Everyday Collection Accessories Pack.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

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Linking Cards to Challenges

13 August 2014

Sweet Little Babushka
I made this card for my God-Daughter who turned six this week. It's hard to believe that six years have passed since she was born and I am so blessed to be her God-Mother.

I am also playing along to the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge this week:
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I used the stamp set Today & Everyday on page 168 and coloured with the new Blendabilities.

Stamp Set: Today & Everyday
Accessories: Blendabilities, 2 1/2'' Circle Punch, Cotton Ribbon
Designer Series Paper: Flowerpot
Colour Combination: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight,  Melon Mambo

Correctly Linking Cards to Challenges
I have had a few team members ask on how to correctly link cards to challenge blogs.

Here's some things to remember:   
1. Mention and link the challenge in your blog post
2. Explain how your creation fits into the challenge
3. Link ONLY the blog post and not your whole blog

I created a quick video for my team and I thought I would also share it with you. (Sorry about my head cold! It's winter in Australia and you can probably hear it in my voice! )

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo
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Mojo Monday - Gold Soiree

07 August 2014

Crazy Week!
We've all had them, those crazy weeks that just fly and then suddenly you realise you need a card for somebody special. I briefly entertain the thought in my mind that I could buy a card?  Shock horror, slap me! What am I thinking?

Whenever I get stuck I often go to card challenges to get ideas and of course, this time was no different. 
 I'm playing along to Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge:

I am swooning over the new Designer Series Paper 'Gold Soiree' - Love it!
I used the scalloped sheet and fussy cut it to get the little bunting under the sentiment.

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday
Accessories: Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Cotton Ribbon, Itty Bitty Flower Punch
Designer Series Paper: Gold Soiree
Colour Combination: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding

You can purchase all items from me by contacting me or shopping at my online shop.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

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Just Add Ink - Colour Combo

01 August 2014

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Happily Ever After
Over at Just Add Ink this week the challenge is a colour challenge. 
Now, if you follow my blog you will know that I generally get stuck on colour challenges! I don't know what it is but for some reason  as soon as I see colour challenge I lose my mojo! 

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I am quite happy with the result and have fallen in love with the new Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.

I have created a quick tutorial on how I achieved this effect on my card, as in the image you can't really see the texture of the embossing and it just looks like I have stamped white stamps on it!

Look out - this is my VERY FIRST video tutorial, with many more to come. *insert smiley face :) 

Stamp Sets: Big News
Accessories: Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. SEam Binding Ribbon, White Ink Pad, Embossing Powder
Colour Combination: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, So Saffron, Basic Black

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo
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