Southern Girls Challenge - Stripes

Welcome back to a Team Lou challenge, this month it is 'Stripes'!.

Thanks so much to Newton's Nook for being our sponsor for this challenge.
Newton is adorable and available in a range of cute images but there are also loads of other styles so be sure to click over to their shop and have a look around.

So my inspiration piece this month is a Thank you card.

Be sure to link up your entry! Thanks for stopping by

Challenge #141 - Friendship

Welcome to the 'Lets craft and Create' challenge!  This months theme is Friendship - something to be valued and treasured.  I love that I have a wide variety of friends and I love that I can appreciate each of them in very different ways.  Now not to get too mushy here, I have to admit that one of the things that I love the most about my closest friends is the banter that we engage in - I've been told that I can be rather sarcastic at time but my closest friends well they like it...I think lol.
So with all of that in mind I present my inspiration piece for this months challenge.

I've used a stamp from aall and create #86 by Fiona Paltridge.  I met Fiona at a scrapbooking event here in New Zealand while with a group of my friends.  So I thought this one was quite fitting :)
The statement that I have used is from My Favourite Things - Sassy Pants Best Friends.  I love these statements - and this one in particular made me think of my bestie straight away.
I hope you have…

Tag - you're it! SGC Challenge

Welcome back to another Southern Girls Challenge!  This fortnight the challenge is to use a tag or's your choice.  I don't normally use tags so this was a good chance for me to see what I could do with them.  I opted to make a card and created a tag out of some scrap paper to use as a layer for my focal pieces.
I wanted to add a bit of depth and texture to the tag so I punched a heart in the bottom right hand corner so that you would see the layers and colours of the paper below.  To add a bit more texture I added some stitch like stamping along the bottom line.
Well that's my creation.....can't wait to see yours!

Challenge #140 - Layers

Welcome back to another Let's Craft and Create Challenge!  This months challenge is all about layers...a bit like an onion some might say lol.  Right sorry for the bad jokes, lets carry on.  Here is my inspiration piece 'Imagine'.

I love this photo - it brings about feelings of struggle but then great achievements...

So I like layers but in a flatter sense if that makes any sense to you.  I often use the colour and shapes in my papers mixed with some stamping, outlining etc to create my layers.

In this particular piece I have started with my base paper layer that had an ombre effect of orange and teal, a bit like rising from the fire and up into the sunshine.  I believe it is a 7 Dots paper range Cotton Candy Dreams. (Sugar Haze)

I fussy cut these fabulous circular flower kind of looking things off the Strawberry Fields paper and attached them to the top of the page - and thus our layering begins.  From here I went on to add some stamping, black ink tracking around some o…

Southern Girls Challenge - Add some stamping

Welcome back to another Team Lou Southern Girls Challenge!  This months challenge is 'Add some stamping' - I love stamps perhaps a bit too much at times. I really enjoy the versatility of them.  I have some stamps that I haven't even actually used yet but I just can't bear to part with them!  Anyway as I often use stamps in my card making and scrapbooking layouts, I thought i would do something a bit different,  Check it out......

I have used a Stampin up 'Swallowtail' stamp to create some focal points in the background.

I have also used a prima brick wall stamp and honeycomb stamp to add some texture and interest,

For the border I have used an Indigo blue stitched stamp to frame the piece, and finally i've added some stitched circles to bring it all together.

I hope that this has helped to inspire you.  Don't forget to head on over to the blog and link up your creation!

Challenge #139 Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes - Red, white and blue - USA ..hmm when I hear those words for some reason I think of Captain America!  Given that my daughter has asked for a super hero themed birthday party this year maybe I just had super hero's on my brain!  Either way I had loads of fun completing this card for the latest challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

And because super hero's have special powers and like to keep their identities hidden, I made this as a double slider card.  Boom!

I'm loving this MFT stamp set - I can see it getting a lot of use!

Supplies used:
MFT - 'You're Super' Stamp set
AC Cardstock - Marine
AC Cardstock - White
AC Cardstock - Crimson
Red & White twine
Kaiserkraft Star Die
Half moon die cut
Stampin-up - Stars stamp
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Reno Marker - 242 Ultra Blue
Reno Marker - 139 Crimson
Reno Marker - 3 Honey

Happy crafting everyone!

Southern Girls Challenge Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe! So many choices and ways to go...... I went with a diagonal selection for my layout - Stamp, Ink and white.  And here is my inspiration piece for Team Lou at Southern Girls Challenge 'Picture perfect'.

I have used a Darkroom Door Dot texture stamp to give it a bit more depth.  I've used two different inks for that extra depth - Archival Ink jet black and also Crisp Cantaloupe from Stampin up.  Finally for the white element.  I've used a few white flowers to help lighten the layout up but I have also white embossed the lattice chipboard.

To create this layout I have used:
Kaisercraft - Always and forever papers
-For Keeps
Darkroom Door stamp - Dots texture stamp
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Stampin Up - Crisp Cantaloupe ink
Medium Gel
Kaisercraft -Coconut flowers
Kaisercraft Die - Be yourself
Lattice stencil
2Crafty Chipboard
White Embossing Powder

Todays challenge has kindly been sponsored by:
Darkroom Door                   …