Let's craft and create - Thank you

Some of you may not know but I also go by the name of 'The Overthinking Crafter' - a name well and truly suited to me!
Under this name I make and market a number of handcrafted items.  One of those is cards....and one of the most popular is 'Thank You' cards.  I find it hard to keep up the demand and the diversity that is required.

So in a long winded way what I am trying to say is that it appears that a simple thank you card is universally appreciated.  Who doesn't love to receive a bit of gratitude.

Here is one that I have created especially for the Lets Craft and Create November Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by - I look forward to seeing your entries!

Southern Girls Challenge - Tic Tac Toe

Team Lou's challenge this week over at The Southern Girls Challenge is...Tic Tac Toe!
The rules of the challenge are - pick three in a row, could be across, up, down or diagonal.  Just pick three and include these in your creation.

I went straight down the middle using a die cut, stamp and the colour blue.

I stamped the striped background with Silver pigment ink, as well as stamping the words Bam!, Pow! and Super!  From the background I die cut out a star and backed that with red cardstock and...a stamped star.
To help give it some more of that super hero feel, I then added two larger stars in blue and yellow, layering them on top of each other.  The final touches were added with a banner, red die cut stars and some red twine.
Thanks for stopping by!

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Guest Designer - Clique Kits

Hi everyone!

So I am a little bit excited to let you all know that I am a guest designer over at Clique Kits!
I was asked to pick from their kit range, a kit to use as my inspiration and I happened to notice a NZ brand Rosie's Studio.  So being a kiwi I opted for this one which sports the great Indigo Mist range, which is described as wintery florals, wood textures, and misty pinks, teals and blues - a modern yet rustic collection. #RosiesStudio #Indigomist #Cliquekits

My lovely box arrived with a full set of Indigo Mist papers, Butterfly embellishments, gemstones, vellum die cuts, veneer embellishments, collectables, doilies and some designer buttons.  A great kit full of products that I could instantly see would be well suited to almost any style of scrapbooking, card making or general paper crafting!

I have to apologise for the lack of process photo's as I had so many ideas for this range that I ended up swapping and changing my mind on things right the way through!

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Let's Craft and Create - Layers

Challenge time again!  This month Lets Craft and Create  invites you to put some extra layers on.  You can use so many things to create layers which adds a bit of extra depth so it will be interesting to see all your submissions.

I like to use stamping, embossing, stencils and some mixed media to create a bit of extra depth.  However in this case I have kept this quite minimal.

I started with overlapping three papers, giving the middle piece some extra detail by die cutting the edge.  The different patterns on the papers helps to add an extra interest and another layer.  For my next flat layer I inked through a 13@rts stencil.  This gave me a nice base of what I consider at least three layers already.  From here I then started to build up individual layers using die cut papers, mesh, ribbon flowers and butterflies stamped on clear acetate.  Each of my paper layers are lifted with a layer of thin cardboard between them, this helps with the layered look and also gives me a bit of room …

Spring Showers - Southern Girls Challenge

Hey everyone!

Southern Girls has a great new challenge this week to celebrate a new season - Spring Showers.

Thanks to our great sponsors Krafters Cart and Colour of love, I have used a great digi stamp from Colour of love called Rory's Poppy bouquet.

Be sure to visit our sponsors and show them some love too!

Happy crafting everyone!


Hey everyone!  So yip confession time this post is a tad late this month!  It's been a busy and trying time lately.  I may have mentioned in a previous post that my dear Mum passed away recently and to be honest it is something that I have struggled with on many levels.

Through this tough time however I have found strength in those who surround me.  I have accepted many a coffee date lately and have spent a number of hours chatting, sobbing and laughing - all of which I have been very grateful for.  So on this note, it has also become the center of my inspiration piece this week.

I present to you.....Coffee and Friends!

Here I have used a 'Simon Says Stamp' set Coffee and Tea.
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to upload your entry this month to Let's Craft and Create!

A little bit dark

So we were given these awesome digi stamps from Oddball Art and honestly I thought they were adorable!  I'm not normally a huge fan of digi stamps but these I really liked because they were just that little bit different and well odd lol.
These were the perfect digi's to pair with the statement stamp 'You are not normal and I love it' from My Favourite Things - Sassy Pants Best Friends.

Jump on over to the Southern Girls Challenge blog and upload your entry today!

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