Red, White and Blue.....

Time for another challenge over at Let's Craft and Create with an optional theme of red, white and blue.  I've decided to go with a baby card as I think these colours are perfect for a boys card....may also have something to do with the fact that a friend has just had a baby boy too!

I have started with a solid colour base layer of blue, then added a star embossed layer to add some more detail and depth.  
This cute wee bunny is from a Uniquely creative Whimsy-bunnies-stamp set. - isn't it cute!
Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing all your creations when you link them up.

She Decided.....

Recently my daughter performed her first solo dance at a local competition, something that she has dreamed of doing for some time.  It was a rough road for her in the week leading up to it, not just with the increasing nerves that were building but she also caught a nasty virus just days before.

Come competition day though, there was no doubt in her mind that she was performing.  She made that mental choice to start living her dreams.  This proud mumma has been so inspired by her courage and determination it was really hard to hold back the tears of joy.

I have started my piece with a softer layer of stamped flowers. I have used grey ink as I wanted them to just sit in the background.  I have layered my piece up then using the diagonally cut papers and fussy cut flowers.  Fussy cutting is not a favourite task of mine, but sometimes it's just worth it right!

Main Ingredients AC Cardstock - White Kaisercraft papers - Fairy Garden Kaisercraft Paper - Daydreamer Kaisercraft Stamp set …

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!