Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Kitty Acrobatics with The Paper Shelter

Big news for the 2018 - I am back on the DT at The Paper Shelter.
I used to be on the DT there a while ago but had to step down when my kids were younger and we were having trouble with my youngests boys health.
But we have all that under control now and all the kidlets are now at school (oldest is in his last year of Primary before high school ARGHHHHHH, where does the time go?)


The theme of this fortnights challenge is New Beginnings.
I have used Kitty Acrobatics from the TPS SHOP

I thought it was appropriate as a lot of people decide to lose weight as a New Year's resolution and she looks like she is exercising ;)


I have used promarkers to colour the image.
The papers are from my stash of 6x6 pads and I added some pearls around the image to give it a bit of bling.

Thanks loads for dropping by and be sure to come and play along with our challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge.  You don't have to use TPS images to enter but if you do you can win a $30 voucher for the TPS shop. Fantastic prize.

I would like to enter the following challenges...

The Card Concept - Photo inspiration - I used the colours
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Simon Say Stamp Wednesday - Patterned Paper
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes





Friday, 5 January 2018

Unicorn Wishes with Bizzy Becs

Time for our monthly ANYTHING GOES challenge at BIZZY BECS

I was feeling all whimsical the day I made this card.
I love unicorns and if you follow me on here or my FACEBOOK PAGE you may have seen
my unicorn profile pic I had up for a while.

I am excited that I got a big shot for Christmas as my trusty cuttlebug was on its last legs and making a horrible clunk when I wound the dies through.
Much easier now with my new machine and it has been getting a bit of a workout as you will see in my upcoming posts.

So onto the card....

I used a stencil on the background with tumbled glass distress ink on a makeup sponge.
I then added the puffy cloud diecuts and my unicorn which is coloured with promarkers.
I added my sentiment and the liquid pearl drops to finish.

Supplies Used


Thanks loads for dropping by,
Lou

I would like to enter the following Challenges....
Crafting By Design - Anything
Crafty Girls Studio - Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - Things with Wings
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Diecuts
Simon Says Wednesday - Something New

Monday, 25 December 2017

A Beary Merry Christmas with Bizzy Bec's


Hi I am here to share the love on Christmas day.
I hope everyone is having a truly wonderful Christmas.

This is my Christmas card for you today, showing that loads of stamps can be changed to add a little Xmas magic.

I have used Harry has happy mail from Stamping Bella and added a little santa hat from the Lawn Fawn Fleece Navidad stamp set.

The main image was stamped directly onto my cardbase and coloured with alcohol markers before adding the little hat which I stamped on a spare piece of card and cut out.

I then added the bakers twine on the side as a bit of interest.

Thanks loads for coming by the blog and be sure to enter our monthly anything goes challenge

Happy Christmas
Lou


I would like to enter the following challenges....

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist
Come and Get It Challenge - Christmas Challenge
HeARTful Stamping - Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Challenge
Dream Valley - Christmas

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to my blog :)
Today is the day the ANYTHING GOES challenge goes live over at Bizzy Bec's.

I have made my second christmas card of the year, although I believe this was the first one I actually started.


The image is from Wild Rose Studios.
The stars are a generic brand but there are similar available from Bec's
and the sequins are from my shop.

Thanks for stopping by
Lou

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Anything Goes at Southern Girls

This fortnight at Southern Girls Challenge the theme is Anything Goes

We have Lacy Sunshine and Paper Nest Dolls as our sponsors.

I have used an image from Paper Nest Dolls called  Elf Ellie with gifts



I coloured the image with promarkers and stamped an SU sentiment in the shaker part.
The Sequins are from Punknscrap .  There are a selection of colours available that are perfect for shaker cards.

Thanks so much for popping by to see my creation
Lou

Saturday, 18 November 2017

DT CALL AT SGC

This is now open Internationally 

Would you like being on the team at SGC?

We are a friendly tight knit team with some of us being here together for over 5 years! We are looking for a couple of new DT Lovelies to join us.
Sponsor images available to card makers that are on the team but we would also love scrapbookers, art journalers or MM artists to join the team.
You need a blog or facebook page where you share your projects, a sense of humor and also be on facebook so you can communicate in the DT only group.

You will be required to make 1 project every 4 weeks as the team is split in 2.

You can apply by sending a bio about yourself and a couple of samples of your work to louiseforsyth.su@gmail.com

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Always Believe In Yourself with Bizzy Becs

Hi,I am here with you today sharing a card that is sure to cheer up a rainy day.

I decided to make a kinetic, or moving, card today as I am going to be teaching a workshop on moving cards next month and this will be my sample card.

Bec has lots of awesomeness in the STORE to make all sorts of of moving cards so this will be one of 3 I will be making.
I will share the next 2 in my next posts for Bizzy Bec DT.
Bec is also looking for a few DT members so be sure to get in touch with her by email through the store to apply.


On My card I have used the following items all available through the shop....
\Taylored Expressions Rolling Clouds
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Hello Sunshine
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Slide on Over 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
2 Cazy Critters - Anything with an animal

Monday, 23 October 2017

AHOY!!! Birthday Wishes


October is a pretty busy Birthday month around here.
We have our oldest and youngest's birthdays plus my dad who celebrated 80 years on the planet last week.  It was lovely to see one of my brothers who visited from Australia for 10 days.  It was cool hanging out with him and getting a few things done around our parents together.

But way back at the beginning of the month we had a pirate party, complete with a pirate ship cake.  Which was no easy task to make.
I am learning that as long as the cake looks somewhere along the lines of what they want and had lots of lollies on it the kids will be happy.

To go with the pirate theme I came up with a pirate card....


I used the Ahoy Matey stamp set by Lawn Fawn, available from Bizzy Bec's Online store.
I cut the circle with a basic circle die and set some hand cut waves behind behind along with the boat.
The images are coloured with copics.

Thanks for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...

613  Avenue - Masculine cards
heartful stamping - Anything Goes with a stamp

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Stripes are the order of the day at Southern Girls Challenge

Over at Southern Girls this fortnight we are all about the stripes.
We want to see lots of gorgeous stripes on those papercraft projects.

We are also looking for a couple of NZ/Aus designers to join the team



I hope you will come along and join us for our challenge

Lou

Monday, 25 September 2017

Bizzy Bec's Inspiration - Best Wishes Happy Mail

Hi,  I am here to today to share my Bizzy Bec's Inspiration Post.

I have made a card that would be suitable for loads of occasions for a female.


I used Stamping Bella Lacy has a letter as my main image and the sentiment is from the Avery Elle Handwritten Notes .
I added a banner and hearts cut with Memory Box Banner Parade Die which is available by contacting Bec at the shop.
I coloured the image with copic markers and the papers are from KaiserCraft.

Thanks so much for joining me today,
Lou

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Be a Shining Star with Lawn Fawn and Bizzy Bec's

Hi, I am here with you today to share a card made with

I actually made this as a sample card for a children's card making workshop I held in the holidays.
The children had lots of fun cutting out the animals with the Upon a Star Lawn Cuts dies and popping them off the card with foam dots.
I also used Meadow Borders Lawn Cuts to make the hill the animals are sitting on.
The white stars and sentiment are embossing powder.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Louise

Monday, 10 July 2017

A few Things......

Those more observant of you may have noticed I have been pretty quiet.
Well I have had a very sick son.
He has Osteomylitis and was admitted to hospital for a week a couple of weeks ago.
He could have lost his toe if not his foot if I hadn't kept pushing that something wasn't right about his "infected toe".  After the third visit to our local practice we finally had some luck as the doctor we got was AMAZING!  She got us booked into the hospital for an appointment with the orthopaedic clinic.
He booked an MRI for a few days later with a follow up at the hospital a day later.
When we arrived at the hospital following the MRI we arrived at clinic to find the specialist waiting for us and my son was rushed straight into the children's ward.
He was kept in for a week on iv antibiotics.
We are now home and he has a picc line and elastomerics and we are under hospital in the home care for the next 5 weeks.
It has been pretty scary!

Here are some pics from the time in hospital....




Monday, 5 June 2017

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge - Wild Birthday

Time for our monthly challenge over at Bizzy Bec's  Blog
Come over and enter our Anything Goes Challenge to be in to win a cool prize.

I made this fairly quick birthday card.
Cute and quick is always great in my book :)



Bizzy Bec's Shop Items Used....

Lawn Fawn Wild for You Stamps


I would like to enter the following challenges...
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Fingers - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Animals
Come and get it challenges- Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Let's Go Wild

Saturday, 3 June 2017

All Up In The Stars

I decided a couple of days ago to give a moving card a crack.  I have seen loads of cool cards round the net lately using the MFT movement dies like Surf & Turf & Circle Spinner dies.

So I went on a little surf in the Krafter's Cart store and bought a couple of cute stamp sets and some of the dies.

I was so excited for them to arrive and honestly, even though I live at the bottom of the North Island and Krafters Cart is in Auckland, I shit you not, they were here the NEXT day!

Unfortunately ALL my kids were home sick at different stages during the week with all 4 home on Friday GAH.

BUT I did manage to slip into my craft room on Wednesday afternoon with Will asleep in the sun in here on the lazy boy and get a couple of hours crafting done.

I made this......

I also made a MUCH crappier one that I have pulled apart to use the good bits on another card.
Definitely a case of practice made it better.

The papers are from The Digi Chick.
The image is coloured with promarkers.

Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card n the following challenges....
DLArt Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Celebrations
Bastel-Traum Challenge - Cards for Men/Boys
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Craft Rocket - For Men/Boys

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Bizzy Bec's Inspiration - Popping Up With Lacey

Hi, I here with you today with something a little different for me.
Instead of just sharing my finished card, am going to share how I popped her out from the card.
If you have been card making for a while you will already know how to do this but if there are any newbies reading it might be helpful.


First I stamped Stamping Bella Lacey has a letter twice. Once on left over paper and once on the layer I want to use on my card.
Then I cut out the dress and head with sharp fine point scissors.



Then I coloured my main image.  The parts that will be covered  I coloured minimally to save ink in my promarkers.
Then I coloured up the cut out pieces.



Then I added foam tape to the cut outs and added them to the image. 


To finish I added Lawn Fawn Big Scripty words stamp and Big Scripty words lawn cuts "thanks"
I also diecut some Memory Box Puffy Clouds to add to the background.




Thanks so much for visiting us today and be sure to check out more inspiration from the Design Team members on the Bizzy Bec's Store Blog :)

Lou

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Huggly Little Hedgehogs

Time for our new challenge over at SOUTHERN GIRLS, brought to you by the fabulous team Lou.
This fortnight we want to see SPARKLE!

Our very spectacular sponsors are Krafter's Cart and Polkadoodles.



For my card I have used Happy Hedgehogs by MFT - Follow the link to find it at Krafter's Cart.

Super cute set...

And if you like diecutting your stamps, there is a matching die set to go go with the stamp set.
I coloured my images with promarkers before cutting them out and adhering them on the card base with foam tape.
I had already diecut the "FRIENDS" into the card base and layered the sparkly silver paper onto the card base.
Nice and easy and VERY cute.

Thanks loads for dropping by 
Louise

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge



Monthly challenge time at Bizzy Bec's Blog.
We always have Anything goes and you can win a stamp or a die, be sure to come and join us.

For my card I used Stamping Bella Rudolph with a present on top rubber stamp coloured with promarkers.
I diecut the red cardstock using Lawn Fawn - Stitched scalloped borders

The sentiment is from the stamp and stamped it in Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink.

Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

ANZAC tribute

Today is ANZAC day here in New Zealand ans Australia.
The 25th is also my post day for Bizzy Becs.
So I have decided to make today's card a tribute to all those that gave and give their lives to defend us.

I have used an image from Flower Festival from Penny Black..

Unfortunately I had to hand write the sentiment and my writing is pretty hohum.

I coloured the image using H20 watercolours.

Thanks for dropping by,
Lou
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I would like to enter my card in the following challenge....

Marker Pop - Watercolour Florals