Monday, July 30, 2012

Birds of a feather...

Hi everyone,

My husband has gotten me shamelessly addicted to hasbro's new My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic...much to my chagrin I really like watching it while I'm crafting.

I was so inspired from the Craft and Quilt show from Saturday that I decided to start marking more cards carrying on from the end of my Craft Your Passion GDT. I'm so excited to be using some more of my new stash of papers from 'KaiserCraft,' known as Precious Moments.

 Recipe Card:
Digital stamp: lovebirds by Sliekje digi Stamps, coloured with distress inks
Sentiment: "Have a tweet day" by Louise Gray Creations
Papers: Kraft paper; 'Precious Moments' collection from KaiserCraft
Embellishment: flowers cut from 'Mother's Day Bouquet' cricut cartridge from ProvoCraft; Diamond Stickles; diamante self-adhestives; Valentine heart brads from 'Francheville' with white dots made by uni-ball signo pen; Petal frame nesting die by MPress.

Have a great week everyone!

Louise xoxo

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair 2012

Hi Everyone,

Another post for today! Just wanted to share some projects that I've made recently.

 I made this cute little backpack for my cousin who is turning 14 in August (makes me feel so old!). The instructions can be found  here at SplitCoast Stampers.

Here's the card I made for her to go inside the bag, featuring Chelsea from The Greeting Farm groovin' with her ipod. I made the backpack and card black, purple and silver as they are her favourite colours and the same colours as the decor of her bedroom. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.I made her twin brother a wallet, which I will share soon.

Today was a very long but fun day. I went to the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair with my mum, my sister, my niece and my mother-in-law. It was ridiculously busy but we had a great day. I managed to easily spend within my budget and still come out with some great loot.Here's a pic of my new stash:

So excited to start using some of it!

Have a good one everyone :)

Hugs, Louise xoxo

Art and Creativity

Happy Saturday everyone!

It's been a bit of a crazy week for me. I was asked by our lead curator to make a card for our producer who, after two years, is leaving our project to focus on an upcoming blockbuster exhibition.

I was having a bit of trouble coming up with concept that would suit her personality. I came across this pic on Pinterest. Sorry I don't have the details! There is a watermark in the top left corner, but I can't make it out. If anyone knows the original artist, please let me know.

And here is my interpretation:

Recipe Card:

Stamps: 'Bonjour' from KaiserCraft (butterfly); 'French Market' from the Tim Holtz Collection from Visual Artistry (Artist sentiment); 'Regal Flourish' from the Tim Holtz Collection from Visual Artistry (flourish).

Paper: 'Precious Moments' from KaiserCraft

Embellishments: bakers twine from 'Typo'; seafoam white embossing powder; love heart punch from Fiskers; beaded flourishes from my stash; large paper doily.

It's been a while since I entered any challenges, since I've been busy with work and participating as a guest member of the Craft Your Passion Design Team for July. As such, I've decided to proverbially get my feet wet again :)

 Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Lou xoxox

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Craft Your Passion July GDT - #120

Hi everyone,

Can you believe it's almost August! Where has the year gone?? There's only one more day until I'm going to the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair and I am super excited! I'm going with my mum, my sister, my little niece, and my mother-in-law, so I'm sure it's going to be extra fun with more people to share it with!

Here was my entry into the current Craft Your Passion challenge for July, the second to last. The challenge was black, white and one other colour of which I've chosen my favourite! I decided to make a card for my dad for father's day which is in September here in Oz. He is an avid collector of model cars from movies, so I thought this vintage jag from Delicious Doodles would suit him to a T.

Be sure to head on over and check out some of the other DT designs and entries!

Have a good one everyone!

Hugs, Louise G xoxo

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Craft Your Passion July GDT - # 119

Hi everyone,

Winter is definitely in the air here in Melbourne, with the weather plummeting to a chilly 4 degrees Celsius.

Here is my latest entry to the Craft Your Passion Challenge blog. This week we are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and A Day for Daisies! I used one of their beautiful stamps, A Scent of a Vintage Rose, for this weeks challenge - Kraft paper and Ribbon/Lace.

The sentiment is from Stamp-It Australia; flowers from I Am Roses; Designer paper from Grace Taylor; and the self-adhesive half pearls are from KaiserCraft.

Have a good weekend everyone!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Craft Your Passion July GDT - Challenge # 118

Happy Monday everyone!

Our second challenge for July at Craft Your Passion challenges has gone live today. Head on over to check out the challenge details and the other Design Team designs.

Here's mine:


Here's a shot of the inside:

Image: A Victorian Morticia from 'The Paper Shelter' coloured with distress inks.

Embellishments: Black lace; black satin ribbon; roses from 'I Am Roses'; string of pearls; die cuts from 'Storybook' Cricut cartridge; black and white beaded corsage pin; 'Platinum Pearl' Liquid Pearls from Ranger

Have a great week!!

Lou xoxo

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Craft Your Passion July GDT - Challenge #117

Hi everyone!

Please be sure to check out my Craft Your passions Guest Design Team Entry. The challenge is "Chillin' and Grillin'".

This little guy is from Digital Delights by Louby Lou coloured in distress inks with some white pen and glossy accents for highlighting.

The paper is new to my stash. Its "Miss Caroline by Jen Allyson" from My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is a Louise Gray Creation.

Please be sure to head on over and check out the entries.

Have a great week :)
Lou xoxo

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Craft Your Passion Guest Designer July

Hey Everyone,

I've been a bit absent lately, due to work obligations, but I have been crafting away. I won the Craft Your Passion Guest Design spot for July! The challenge goes live as of 2nd July, so make sure to head over there for some wonderful designs and challenges!

I will post Monday with my creation, once the blog goes live!

Have a great weekend!

Lou xoxox