Saturday, 29 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

Loving my new Tuff CD!

Well Nikky at Polka Dodles has done it again and produced another great CD but his time it's with boys/teenagers in mind - PRETTY TUFF ! There are fab selection of images and papers to die for . . . the thing I found hardest is when to stop myself printing.

Here is the first card I have made and its using one of the new images found on the CD. He looks so . . . teenager . . .

Card: Coordinations
Swiss Dots embossing folder
That Special Touch mask
Distress inks

I have cut out the "dude" from several different papers, inked the edges, embossed with my Swiss Dots folder and then matted onto black card. Lots of layering using other papers and co-ordinations card (again embossed and distressed) and finally added embellishments printed onto Letraset Safmat for the finishing touch!



Doesn't this lad have the true "stare into space / I don't care / whateva" expression or as my 13 year old son would say "I'm only letting you take this photo to get you off my back!"

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Moving along with the times: No Girls Allowed!
Southern Girls Challenge: Stripes and Polka dots
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
Inspirational Card Sketches: there great sketch
Art Impressions Stamps: card for a boy


I've had a great Friday night . . fab meal with the family, eldest popped back from Uni, several pints of Guinness (to keep up my iron intake!) and then a good mooch around blog land . . heaven.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Lou
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Hubble bubble, toil and trouble

Here is my card for the Fab'n'Funky challenge this week and I have cased myself from last year!!! I loved making this card last year as it used up so many scraps . . . it was great. Also having no "staying power" at the moment it was very quick and easy to make, which is a bonus!


The only slight different is that the acetate layer over the spider lifts up to reveal him unlike last year where I had secured it into place.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Scrap-Creations: theme is "going digi". All the images and papers were from a free Polka doodles download last year.
Midnight Madness: used the MMSC127 sketch and flipped it 180!
The Shabby Tea Room - Halloween

Spooky wishes to you all and will be back later with some other things I have made,

Lou
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Monday, 24 October 2011

Hi everyone

Sorry it's taken so long for me to come back to blog land but haven't been too well recently. With all the drugs I am on at the moment, I could sleep, sleep and still sleep. This also means I have the attention span of a toddler which is a complete pain.

My left shoulder is still frozen and aches if I sit in one position for too long but it's on the mend. The skin scrappings and biopsies have all been completed and it's just a waiting game now but mentally I am in a better place than I was a month ago. I have decided I just can't mope around for ever and need to get my brain back to being active and not just dwelling on things I can't really change.

So I am busy getting the lads to photograph some of my recent makes . . . jury still out on them as I couldn't really sit long enough to complete them as I wanted but at least I'm back making!!!

Now off to catch up with you all as I have missed soooooooooo much and just need to know what is going on . . . new products to admire, techniques to drool over and inspiration galore to kick start my mind . . . see told you that I was determined to look forward and not back!

Lou
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