Those Eyes!

Those eyes huh who can resist them...not me that's for sure.  My little miss gets away with a lot just by giving me this look.  Couldn't resist then using this photo as my inspiration for the Southern Girls Challenge - Animal Antics.

For my layout I picked three colours from my photo - Brown, blue and pink.  I have used various items to bring each of these into the layout. Scraps of paper, buttons, ribbon etc.  I started from the top down layering my photo to try to balance out the colours, and then added the background bits last.  Sounds a bit back to front but I really wanted my image to be the main focus.

For my layout I have used:
Kaisercraft Documented - Chalkboard
                                        - Library Ephemera
Kaisercraft Antique Essentials papers
                                        - Brown flower
                                        - Blue with white spots
Kaisercraft Navy Cardstock
Pink Cardstock
Kaisercraft texture stamps
Black Ink

Challenge# 144 - From the heart

Welcome back everyone - today I'm sharing with you a very special project for the Let's Craft and Create challenge.  This truely is from my heart as it is a wedding card made for my oldest and favourite nephew for his wedding day.

For this particular card I have used a mix of old and newer Rosie Studio products, with the addition of a Tim Holtz die cut to create the extra depth .  I loved creating this card because it truely from my heart to one special couple truely in love.

Happy crafting - create from your heart!

Southern Girls Challenge - Jan 2019!

Welcome everyone to the first Team Lou post for The Southern Girls Challenge! The thought of a new year for me is like a blank canvas...which is quite exciting.  A chance to review and change aspects of your life that weren't quite to your liking in the past year.  It's not a clean slate but more something to build on.  This year I'm working on being more organised .... I'd love to hear what your new years resolutions are!
So in the spirit of me trying to be more organised, I finished my project a week before it was due - how organised is that!  Well for me it is anyway lol
My project piece for this month is a mini album that I have created for a lovely lady and her daughter.  She gave me an idea of what she wanted and then the rest was up to me.....

This challenge is sponsored by: Krafter Cart and The Paper Shelter

With a bow

Weclome to 2019!!!

I bought these paper bows from my local spotlight store ages ago...I have co-ordinated colours by using up some of my scrap pieces of paper..added a bit of bling and ta daaaa.....

It is a new year and while I don't make resolutions as such I do have some aims/goals for the year.  I create and sell under the name of The Overthinking Crafter..and the name suits me to a tee.  I overthink everything which also tends to mean that I hoard a lot of craft bits you know for those just in case times.  So my aim for this year is to actually use those just in case bits and bobs and simply create with them.  I hope that you will join me in this journey and check back in!

See you later - happy crafting!

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

So firstly sorry for the delay in this post!  I thought I had hit the publish button but I must have had one of those senior moments.  
Welcome to another Southern Girls Challenge!  There isn't technically a theme this month, so it's 'Anything Goes!' ...for me lately it's been all about Christmas and getting ready for the end of the school year coming up.  So my inspiration piece this month is a little bit of an unconventional Xmas card. 

Firstly I have used a coat of Clear gesso on some white cardstock. Then I've created a few layers using texture paste, and then layering up with some chipboard, and embellishments.
I've layered some muslin cloth behind my deer head, added some flowers and then splattered and sprayed on top.
While things have still been a wee bit wet I have sprinkled over some fine dust glitter to add that bit of extra sparkle.

Materials I have used
Art Basics Clear Gesso
13@rts fine glitter
Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes - Bauble Garland Pape…

Challenge #143 - Anything goes or Your fave sketch

And today I'm back with a reminder post for Let's Craft and Create - welcome :).  This months challenge is a 'Anything goes' with an option for using your favourite sketch.
On days when I feel like I really want to create something but the juices just aren't flowing like they should - a sketch is a great way to help get you started.  I love going to the 'My Favourite Things' card sketches for a bit of inspiration but there are many other sites out there that you can go to.  If you haven't tried using a sketch before I would highly recommend it, and remember you don't have to follow the sketch exactly it can just be a guide.
So - here is my card for this month.

We would love to see what is your favourite sketch or just a project in general - so don't forget to link up your project!

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