Friday, 31 July 2009

An award from the lovely Eileen

Here's a big thank you for eileen at dropped stitches for this lovely award , not only did she think of me but she has also helped me to get this post together so that i can link to everybody that i shall be sending it to. I'm a bit technically challenged so did nt really have a clue but she has been very kind and told me how to do it. x Now all i have to do is pass it on to at least 12 of my friends ;
Loopy Lou

Hope you all enjoy your little something - be sure to pass it on

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Christmas in july - polkadoodle challenge

Here's my Polkadoodle challenge card for this week - it was to do anything you like as long as you followed the sketch .I know the "C" word should nt be allowed yet -but I have fallen in love with these cute little owls from "fairy dust bag ". i found them through the promarkers challenge blog so youcan expect to see a lot of these little guys from me in my next few posts!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


My friend Eric has just checked out my blog for the first time - (he really should be a follower !), and he has just pointed out that i have nt put on the one i made for him - so here you are Eric - this one's just for you !!!!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

PROMARKERS MONTHLY CHALLENGE - the animals came in 2 by 2 -to wish you a happy birthday

I have been really busy today , i've mamaged to make loads of cards - here's my final one . it is for the monthly challenge for promarkers (click on the link on the left).
i had coloured and layered the image a week or so ago and couldnt think how to use it , then when i saw the sketch for this challenge i knew immediately . The image is a dustin pike download and of course it is coloured with promarkers - loads of colours but i cant remember which !


I found a really fab challenge blog . here is mine for this weeks challenge which was to use a sketch and one of their downloads .I used the newest release from them - "dear santa"
click on the link on the left to go directly to the blog .x
ps- sorry for the crooked picture it looks as if i ve been on the mulled wine already !

Polkadoodle challenge #9

I have just had a really horrible week , firstly hubby had to be rushed into hospital for an emergency op on his eye (detatched retina ) and i had to drive him the 95 mile round trip to get him there - twice because there were no beds available .
Then whilst he was in there i got caught in an electrical storm which damaged my phone line , blew up my router and tv aerials and left me totally incommunicado , Thank fully i was only without the computer for about 4 days , but boy did it seem longer !
Hubby is fine and back home but he's driving me up the wall so i cant wait for him to go back to work so that i can get on with my card making in peace !
oh and school holidays have started - need i say more !!! i love them all really (honest )
Anyway here's my effort for this week's Polkadoodle challenge i sort of used the sketch it was optional but the strips at the bottom reminded me of a skyline so thats what i decided to go for

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Ooh la la

This one is for the new challenge for followers of the passion for promarkers group on Facebook. There is a lovely sketch to follow and you get to choose your own image ,you just have to colour it with promarkers . My girly is from Dotties world again - i just love these images -they remind me of dolls i had as a child

Ruby is 1 -fold out card

This is the first one of these that 'i ve made in a while - just as well really they take ages !. i do like them though , they are always well received . the instructions for these cards are on here somewhere (under fold out cards )


I was nt really sure what sort of occasion this one could be used for , so i used a " for you " so that it can be for anything . i really like the image and love the sepia tones that had been used for the image on charmed crafts blog, so i took my inspirations from that

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


This is my first entry for Dotties world challenge - this week is any thing with a French theme , so here is my little "MERCI " card. iI used one of the digital downloads from their blog shop.pop along and have a look at the gorgeous cards the design team have made at

Polkadoodles challenge no 7

I think i'm going to give this one to myself , i have had such a bad headache for 2 days now , so i need to cheer myself up !
I used little lulu for the bug and my alternative to ribbon is spiral wire which is in the centre of the flowers for stamens (its a bit difficult to see ) all the elements for this card are from the polkadoodles sugar birdies cd .Quite a simple card - but i have got a bad head :0)

Sunday, 12 July 2009

it must be love

I like these cute little "chogs " as they are known in our house .I wanted to keep them as the main feature on the card so i kept the whole thing very simple . The love is cut from beyond birthdays cart and the little quote at the bottom is a rub on .
I will be sending this one to my Dad and step mum for their wedding anniversary next month . The "chogs" are from lilyboos boutique

Another one for lilyboo

This one is from the More girls collection. she is coloured with promarkers and mounted on a nesties scallop circle. The background paper was a freebie in papercraft essentials magazine.
I cut the shooting star charms from thick aluminium foil ( the inner seal from a tin of coffeemate !). i used a couple of sizzix dies for these- pigeon toed charms and original stars.

A couple for lily boos inspiration blog

The inspiration blog is starting to look really good but needed more of our work to show off . I made both of these from the Christmas corners set, although i did cut the edges off because i didnt get the size right to fit on the front panel without a gap .
the snowman was really quick to colour thanks to all that snow !just a little shading with a grey promarker and a colourful hat - oh and the carrot nose .

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Elephant card

I simply had to have the digistamps that Enfys told us about this morning and this elephant is one of my favourites in the collection . i cut a panel and embossed it in the cuttlebug birthday folder and mounted it on a self coloured background , stenciled the stitched border around the edge, used some die cut balloons and tied them to the ellie with some curly wire

Thursday, 9 July 2009

This one is for lilyboo's boutique

I had nt used any of lilyboo's designs in a while so opted to make a boy card for a change , This one is from the Boys toys collection.These designs are so easy to work with and cut out (if you want to cut them out that is ). I used Kay Miller downloads for the background paper and elements .This set is called kickin 'it . He is coloured with promarkers and mounted on foam pads for dimension
click on the snail on the left hand side to see this and many more fab designs from Lily Boo

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Cherry magnolia and Denise's 40 th

I had virtually a day to myself after housework and shopping and still only managed to make two cards . I had another of my little people cards to do for my friend at work and she wanted it to be very similar to vicki's 30 th one , another girl holding a huge glass of wine ! I think her friends all seem to be alcoholics !. The other one started off as a challenge card for the uk crafters thread and for polkadoodles - i shall have to go back and check the rules but i think i needed a hidden element for the polkadoodles one ???? oh well i guess i wont win again this week !
i DID NT MENTION THAT I WON IT LAST WEEK :0) thats the 2 nd time woohoo !

Friday, 3 July 2009

uk crafters challenge

This is my challenge card for the uk crafters thread on the cricut message board , We had to use dry embossing of some sort so i used one of my (never used ) fiskars embossing plates . I found out with a bit of jiggling plates and shims , that it would work in my bigshot ! I would never have even tried them if it had nt been for this challenge . I knew immediately which one to use ,because i ve had this spider image in my head for the last few days - I love him !- it's one of Sam's creepy crawlie circles - so the web was just perfect for it . I rubbed over with a silver ink pad to make the embossing stand out . I also added black card candy which i also rubbed with the inkpad to make them look like metal studs . the message and the border are cuttlebug embossing folders .