You're the man!

And I'm back with another Let's craft and create challenge.....this one is for all the wonderful men/boys in our lives- You are the man!

I've created a duo of cards using up some of my scrap pieces of paper.  I have embossed a plain piece of card, then actually cut this into two pieces, added some strips of scrap paper and some stamping over top.  I have then added some triangles, stapled them on for that extra texture and added my sentiment.  I thought this type of card would be good for a teenage boy, or young adolescent.

Tape it, Lace It or Tie It with Team Lou

I dug deep into my stash this week!  I managed to find some lace printed paper thanks to Kaisercraft, and then added some ribbon and tied it for effect.

With a lot going on in our lives this month I am really pleased that I managed to do this...crafting is good for the soul!

Sorry for the short and sweet post this week - but please do join in the Southern Girls Challenge by linking in your works of art.  And finally a big thanks to our sponsors this week, Krafter Kart and The Paper Shelter.

Mother's day is almost here!

Mother's day is almost here so it's the perfect time to join the latest challenge over at Lets craft and create.  This months challenge #147 - Motherly Love.

I made two cards for this challenge using the same technique on both just a variance of colours.

 I have die cut the letters out of the main piece of paper and have then cut the letters out of plain cardstock a further 3 times.  I have glued the letters on top of each other to create the raised look.

I really like the effect that has given, and can see it being effective over a variety of different cards.

Happy crafting everyone!

It doesn't get better than this

Time for another Southern Girls Challenge!!!
Team Lou this fortnight has an anything goes here goes my inspiration piece of 'It doesn't get better than this'.  We all have one of those photo's that we just love right...that one that really seems to capture a moment perfectly.  Well this is one of mine, a father and daughter moment on a very special night.

I chose to go with the brown theme that was shining through in this photo, which I have carried through in the paper and embellishment colours.

I started with a layer of gesso and stamping and used this as a guide for the placement of my layers and ultimately my photo. To create this I have used: Kaisercraft - Documented papers Kaisercraft - Documented collectables Kaisercraft - Butterfly stamp Kaisercraft - Classroom Wooden flourish White gesso Archival Black ink Background stamp Bo-Bunny Stitched stamp Black cotton thread Black soluble pencil Foam tape Big thanks to our sponsors: Three Button Studio and…

Beautiful Butterflies

Time for another great challenge at 'Lets craft and Create' - beautiful butterflies.

Butterflies often represent change or things emerging, and so I chose to embrace the theme.  It took me quite a while to complete this layout, each day I would add or change a bit on one point I thought I would never get there!

I love the different textures and layers that have emerged - I hope you do too.

Happy crafting everyone!

Frame It!

Time for another Team Lou Southern Girls Challenge!  The theme this time is 'Frame it' - so my inspiration was my son's softball league.  It was a tough season, especially for him but the last game and last innings....and.....he'd already stolen a few bases, one more hit and he scored the winning run!  That moment right there, I had my proud mumma bear face know the one that your half smiling and half trying not to cry because you know that you will embarrass yourself and your poor child lol.

There and then trying to take to photo's of the team I thought these are pictures to treasure, these pictures are being framed.

To create this page I have used: Kaisercraft Antique Essentials papers Black Cardstock White Cardstock Washi Tape Prima -All Star stamps Gold Glitter cardstock Kaisercraft Nested star cutting dies Lucky Dip -Snapshot wooden flourish Kaisercraft - Alphabet Dies Brown Ink Kaisercraft Stains stamp
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Flora and Fauna - Southern Girls Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today I bring you my take on the Southern Girls Challenge theme of 'Flora and Fauna'.
I've taken my own quirky take on the theme with my interpretation of fauna.
So here is a definition that I found for fauna:

Fauna - is all the animal life present in a particular region or time.

'I Love You - Even when you're hangry'

So this special moment was captured on a visit to our local Zoo, at this point my daughter had a bad case of the 'Hangers' (Hungry Angers) ....which pretty much turned her into an animal!
I love how this soft floral layout just seems to work for this.
For this layout I have used: Kaisercraft - High Tea paper collection Kaisercraft - High Tea collectables MFT - Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set Waffle flower - Flutter stamp set
I'd love to see your take on this theme!
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