Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Hi all,

I'm still waiting for Teresa Gray on  Mommamea's favorite things to contact me with regards to her winning the CYP Blog hop candy.

If you can please contact me by October 14 otherwise there will be a redraw.

Have a good weekend everyone,

Lou xoxo 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Craft Your Passions Blog Hop Candy Winner!!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Thank you so much everyone for joining us on the Craft Your Passions Blog Hop, and welcome to my new followers!

And now for the lucky winner of my blog Candy!

You will be receiving:

  • 1x pack sticker cafe embossed stickers
  • 1x pack crystal stickers
  • 4x packs of Francheville Vintage lace ribbon (1 m each in pink, purple, green and brown)
  • 1 metre of white cotton lace
  • 2 m of black seam binding
  • 2m of baby pink seam binding
  • 2m chalk white seam binding
  • 2m cream seam binding
  • Some mini postcards from Typo
  • 1 x 2pack of washi tape in neon green and pink
  • several paper doiles
  • some metal charms
  • some lady bug mini pegs
  • 1x pack Francheville buckles
  • and five of your very own hand made beaded hat pins from Louise Gray Creations 
The lucky winner is chosen from those that both follow my blog AND left a comment.....

Awesome card and coloring. I'm your newest follower. God bless Teresa Gray on  Mommamea's favorite things
Congrats Teresa (lol no relation I presume!). Please contact me via email at so I can get your postage details.
And as a consolation prize, please feel accept this free digital stamp sentiment from Louise Gray Creations. (please note that this sentiment is subject to copyright and must not be sold, reproduced, or copied. Please feel free to use on handmade crafts which can then be sold for profit.) 

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 Thank you all once again, and please be sure to check the Craft Your Passions website to see if you are a winner of any further prizes!

Have a great week!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Craft Your Passions Blog Hop!

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges "All Star" Sports Blog Hop!!

If you have hopped over from Alethea, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

 Once you have finished the hop & left a comment for everyone, we would like you to create a Sports themed project using at least one STAR and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy some of the designer's have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

This is my design project, using Soccor Barry from the Stamp Fairy:

And here is the awesome blog candy that you can win by doing the following:

1. If you aren't already, become a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment below, along with a way for me to contact you
3.  Keep your fingers crossed, as I randomly select one winner!

Next stop by Bonnie , to see what she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "ALL STAR SPORTS" project.

Make sure to include a STAR somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST September 16 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, September 17th Challenge post.

Here is the full blog list:

 Louise G  - you are here
Cathy Caz
Craft Your Passion -- Link your project

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Going dotty

Happy Sunday everyone!

Wow this weekend certainly has gone quickly. My dad asked me to make a card for a work colleague who is celebrating her birthday at the end of the month. He asked for something especially girly "with all the trimmings" and this is what I came up with. It's definitely a departure from my usual style, and I was worried I went a bit overboard, but in the end, both my dad and I were happy with the result.

I used Saturated Canary digi stamp "Jules" by Krista Smith. She is coloured using distress inks on Arches 300gsm cold press watercolour paper. Her shoes are covered with glossy accents, and embellished with white opal Liquid Pearls. Her pretty bow is embellished with a flatback self-adhesive pearl.

The designer paper is from Sugar and Spice Studio, called "Chantilly". I used the polka dots, and the stripes pattern.

The die cut is from Mpress. The oval black felt frame is from the Jenni B Collection and is embellished with rhinestones. The roses are from I Am Roses, and are make into a spray using beading wire in a tutorial I watched by CreativeKelly4rmCali (Link here). They are accented using Diamond Stickles. I made a bow using black seam binding and white tuille, and there is also some pretty fuchsia coloured satin ribbon from American Crafts there too.

The scalloped border punch is from EK Success, and is accented using white opal Liquid Pearls, and there is a black feather hiding in the left corner.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Have a great week everyone!

~ Lou xoxo

PS. Just a reminder that Craft Your Passions Challenge Blog is hosting a blog hop this Friday, 14th September. If would be great if you could all join in, as I will be hosting my very first ever blog candy! The journey starts here:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Baby Boy Baptism

Hi everyone,

Here's a card I made for a friend who's nephew has just been baptised. I generally find baptism cards a bit of a challenge, but I found this gorgeous image at Di's Digi Downloads, and it was love at first sight!

The image is from Di's Digi Downloads, coloured with distress inks
The paper is from the Lullaby collection by KaiserCraft, the border punch is from EK Success, the sentiment I printed on my PC, and I had the little gold cross left over from my niece's baptism invites.

I am entering this is to the following challenges:

Craft Your Passions Challenge Blog will also being doing a blog hop on September 14, where I will be participating. Please be sure to stop by then, as there may be some goodies up for grabs!

Have a good one!
Lou xoxo

New baby card

Hi everyone,

It's certainly been a while since I last posted, but work has kept me busy and I've been making cards for a few friends, as well as making my first ever mini album.

I made the following card for a friend whose sister just welcomed their first baby into the world.

The image, Baby Roger Bear" was a free digi from the Ellephantastic Craft Shop <>, coloured with distress inks.
The paper, brads, ribbon, and sentiment were from my stash that I've had for a while. "Xavier" was cut using the Pooh Font Set on my cricut, covered with fine holographic glitter and set with Glossy Accents.

I am entering this is to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passions Challenge Blog will also being doing a blog hop on September 14, where I will be participating. Please be sure to stop by then, as there may be some goodies up for grabs!

Have a good one!
Lou xoxo