Thursday, 27 May 2010


HI all, i managed to squeeze a card in today. yipee!! I had been waiting for some orders to come through over the past week, as i am widening what i use(if that makes sense). I have wanted to try distress inks for a while now. I bought some a while ago but didnt really know how to use them. So as i have not been able to make a card since saturday but still had internet i thought i would sit down and go through some blogs and find the different ways they can be used. Well i found some posts useful but not exactly what i wanted so went to you tube(i should of just gone there first) i found exactly what i wanted to know almost straight away. Amazing, i now love you tube. I had a look through different challange blogs to see what their recipes were. I found a few i thought i would take part in.

Cute card thursday- No design papers
A spoon full of sugar- Celebrations!
The secret crafter -No patterned papers
Crafty creations- Favourite stamp
Stamp something- 2 of something
Creative inspirations- Distress

So here is my finished card that i have entered into these challenges. I know that some challenges i have entered this card into say no patterend or designer paper. Well this background i created my self so though it would count. I used white card stock and stamped my Stampin up- En francais in memento ink-cocoa. I then took my distress ink-worn lipstick and distressed the page, this is the first time i have used distress inks and am quite pleased with how it turned out. Its not perfect but its good enough for my first try. I tried to make it darker on the edges and lighter in the middle, which it is but i still need to practice more. Anyway that is enough of me waffling on.

Stamp- En francais(background) Magnolia, flying tilda. Sentiment- verve

 x Laura x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Quick update

Hi, hope you are all well. Just to let you all know, i will be away from my craft room for about 2weeks. I am cat sitting for a friend so am unable to get to my craft room. I will if i can pop back maybe at the weekend to try and squeeze in a card(hopefully) but unfortunately i cant promise anything. I am really going to miss my craft room but when i do return i hope i will be raring to go. I will still have internet though so hopefully this will give me the chance to sort out my blog page better.

x Laura x 

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Package arrived

Hi all, just a quick post this evening. I am in a rush but had to get this up. Sadly no card today but i just wanted to show you what was in the do crafts may goody bag. I had to wait for this until now as there was a delay in getting these goody bags in shops(or so i was told). I purchased this from craft super store. I love getting these bags you get £30 worth of products for just £14.99. I don't get them every month but i do try. I also think it gives me different things to try which i might not buy otherwise. Like i said quick post today. I'm off now to watch the new Jennifer Lopez film The back up plan.

x Laura x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Magnolia my new passion???

Hi all, hope you are well. This is my first card using Magnolia stamps. I must admit i have not bought any Magnolia stamps as of yet, i am saving up to buy some(as they are not cheap) I love the background stamps they do(cant wait) So i bet you wonder where i got these from, well i did a stamped images swap with someone. Well i am now loving them. I have a few to keep me going until i can buy some. Yipee!
I have also been practicing my colouring, I have now got a wider range of promarkers allowing me to colour better i.e shading.
When making this card i didnt have anything in mind, so im now going to have a look to see if there are any challenges for me to enter this into today.
stamp- Magnolia
papers- papermania the rose garden
flowers- wild orchard
gems- stash
stamp sentiment- verve stamps

Ill pop back tonight and add what challenges i am entering this in to.

x Laura x
-a spoon full of sugar- cute & girly HERE
-just magnolia- one for the girls HERE
-by the cute and girly- celebrations HERE. 

Thursday, 13 May 2010

whiff of joy challenge

hi all, hope you are all well. Here is my take on the sketch from whiff of joy challenge. You can find the challenge page HERE.
I am also entering this into cute card Thursday, which can be found HERE.

x Laura x

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

strawberry theme

Hi all, i really am on a roll today. I cant quite believe it. I am entering this card into;
- Saturday challenge- pop up HERE
- Your next stamp challenge- 3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image. HERE
- Passion for promarkers- stawberrys and cream. HERE
I used a WOJ image and popped the arm up to give it a little dimension(plus the challenge is pop it up) i went for a strawberry theme as i really wanted to use these cute charms i had in my stash.

x Laura x

a spoon full of sugar- challenge 103

hi all, 2nd post (i am on a roll today) entering this card into; A spoon full of sugar challenge- 103. Recipe 3 designer papers and 3 buttons. I love this card. If you want to enter this challenge click here
Stamp- WOJ- sitting summer willow.

x Laura x

cute card thursday! boyz to men.

hi, this is my first ever post. exciting!!! Im only just getting to grips with blogging though. I am entering this card into cute card challenge- boyz to men. fingers crossed.
stamp- c.c designs- balloon Trevor

  x Laura x