INKspired Blog Hop

30 November 2014

INKspired Blog Hop #6

Welcome to our sixth blog hop. You may have just hopped here from Lissa, if this is your first stop be sure to hop all the way around by hitting the next at the bottom of the page.

This weeks sketch had me thinking and I yet again had many different stamp sets all over my craft desk!

Our blog hop is always a sketch challenge and here is this weeks:

I would love to have a pink Christmas Tree!

Your next stop is my beautiful friend Marlene and her take on this weeks sketch.

Thanks for 'hopping' by:
Lou xo

Below is most of the items I used in my card, if you live in Australia you can click on any of the  items and shop online from my shop.....and I would love that! ;)
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Inkspired Blog Hop

16 November 2014

INKspired Blog Hop #5

You may have just 'hopped' here from Lissa, if so, welcome to our fifth blog hop!

If this is your first stop please be sure to 'hop' all the way around by hitting the next button at the bottom of the page and seeing all the beautiful creations. 

Our blog hop is always a sketch challenge created by the super creative Teneale Williams.  Admittedly sometimes I struggle, pulling out very stamp set I own (ok, slight exaggeration) however this week everything just seemed to come together! 

Here's this weeks sketch:

I used the new Christmas Bauble from the latest Holiday Catalogue, stamped with StazOn Ink on Watercolor Paper and coloured with the Stampin' Write Markers.


Be sure to hit the next button and hop your way to my beautiful friend Marlene and her fabulous take on this weeks sketch:

 Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

Below is a list of some of the items I have used. If you reside in Australia you can press the image and be taken to my shop to purchase online.
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Paper Christmas Cake

11 November 2014

Let's Have Cake! 
This is the best type of cake - calorie free and no plates to wash up afterwards! 

Last year a friend of mine, who has a very cute and 'quirky' little shop in Kiama asked me to make a paper cake for her as a table centrepiece. Well last year got away from me and this year when I saw her she asked again, and I wasn't going to let her down for a second year in a row! 

Be sure to purchase the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, from the Holiday Supplement, which will not only give you awesome stars for decorating, but also great to embellish your tree. 

138104 - $44.95

I will be running classes on 'cake construction', however listed below is everything I have used, apologies for the long list of materials! 

Be sure to check out my friends shop called the Quirky Cow in Kiama, about 2hrs south of Sydney.
 Or visit the website at:

Thanks for stopping by, I love comments!
Lou xo
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Just Add Ink - Swallowtail

07 November 2014

 Just Add Ink 239

Happy (Belated) Birthday
This time of year brings seems to bring lots of birthdays and if you are a friend or family member you would know that I am terrible at getting birthday cards to people on time - if at all! I KNOW right, that is so bad, I make cards for a living!

So this card is no different, it's late. The lovely recipient of this card has been waiting since September! It's for my husbands Aunty who thankfully knows what I'm like and loves me anyway...well I hope she does!? Maybe I could say that this is really early for next year?

This week over at Just Add Ink, it's a colour challenge.

I decided to use the Swallowtail stamp, I haven't pulled this out in a long time, but I love it in this brown. The background is gold embossed, not sure if shows up very well in the picture, however it looks lovely in 'real life' - you'll just have to trust me! 

Be sure to pop over to see all the other talented Design Team Members and we would love it if you also played along....nudge nudge, wink, wink! 

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

Below is a list of some of the items I used for this card. If you reside in Australia and would like to purchase any of the items, please click on the image and you will be directed to my online store.

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