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Love is in the air - LCC

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Welcome to 2020!  What a better way to welcome the new year with a Lets craft and create challenge of 'Love is n the air'.

For this months challenge I created a love themed album to be given to a couple on their wedding day.  Thankfully the wedding has now taken place and I can share these pictures with you all now!

This album has been created using the 'Romantique' collection from Kaisercraft.




Southern Girls Challenge - Anything goes

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Welcome back everyone!  This time of the year is when things really start to get busy for me - so an anything goes challenge is just perfect.  Busy times do often mean that my relaxing times are spent playing with my craft goodies.

I have used a New Zealand Brand here of Rosies Studio - Indigo mist range. This is a range that I had in my stash - yes I'm going through one of those phases where I feel the need to use up more of my hidden stash rather than think of myself as a craft supply horder.

So here we have 'Love u'



This particular paper was a bight too pink for me - so I toned it down by applying a thin layer of white gesso over the top of some clear gesso so as not to destroy my paper.
I have used left over scraps of varying lengths to build up my next layer and to add that directional layer.

I'd love to see what you are working on so remember to join in the challenge fun!

This months Team Lou Challenge was sponsored by:


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Let's craft and create - Thank you

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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

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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

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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!

So her…

Let's Craft and Create - Layers

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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

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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!