Sunday, 4 October 2015

SpiegelMom Scraps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop

Happy World Card Making Day :)  And welcome to the SpiegelMom Scraps Bloghop.

The Sparklers are sharing some fantastic cards with you today and I hope you will finds loads of inspiration along the way.

You should have arrived here from Jody's Blog if not pop back and be sure to leave a comment on her Blog Hop post.  Be sure to leave a comment on ALL the hop posts as one lucky commenter will win a fantastic prize from SpiegelMom Scraps.

And here is my card for the hop.....

Here are the links for the products from SMS I have used on my card...
Star Sequins
Remember to use the code Louise15 in the coupon area for a sweet discount.

here is a list of the links for the hop.....

Louise Gannon Forsyth -  You Are Here :)

Thanks so much for joining in with us today

Friday, 18 September 2015

Colouring with Spectrum Noir Markers

Hi - Since I my official title on the Design team for Artfull Crafts is Colouring Specialist I thought I should share something about how I colour.

I have chosen to colour up an image from Wild Rose called Bluebell with Hedgehog which is no longer in the online store but there are lots of other adorable stamps from the range available.  I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I will list the colours as I go through the instructions.

I started by colouring Bluebell over most of her body with GB8, leaving the areas which will be coloured in lighter shades.

I then added texture with a flicking motion from the outside of the head to the inside leaving it untouched in the middle of the face and ears.  The marker was EB5.

I then went back with GB8 and blended the flicks out using first a flicking motion again over the EB5, then I went over lightly in a circular motion with the GB8

Once I was happy with how the blend of the two markers looked I added in my darker shadowed areas with EB8. I then blended over again using GB5

I then coloured my lighter areas with TN2 and using the same techniques as above added GB7 & GB10 respectively.

To add further definition I went over some of the areas of the image that had disappeared during colouring such as the eye, leg and the ear definition,

And here is the finished image (before adding a dot of red liquid pearls for the nose)
Here is a list of the markers....

Deer - GB8, EB5, EB8 and TN2 GB7 &GB10

Hedgehog - TN1, TN7, TN8

Present - DG2, JG2, JG6
CR8, CR9, DR7

Grass - LG2, CG2, CG3

Bachground - BT2, BT4

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope I have helped a little with blending your alcohol markers.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Thank You Tag for SMS

I have been having a great time playing with new goodies from SpiegelMom Scraps this week teamed with my new Silhouette Portrait.

I love how bright and bold this tag is and it will look awesome tied to a thank you gift.

I started with a large packaging tag which I painted with Shimmerz Creameez paint in My Clementine.  I then used a Theresa Collins mask to apply Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Lemon drop.
It leaves a gorgeous shimmer and isn't too thick.
I then took a doily and spattered with the My Clementine Creameez paint on a wet paintbrush.  I then cut my thank you sentiment on the silhouette.
I ran both the sentiment and the doily through my zyron so they were easy to adhere.
I then added the gorgeous sequins.

I am sure you will find playing with these paints as much fun as me so drop by the SpiegelMom Scraps etsy store and pick some up.  Remember to use the discount code Louise15 :)
Thanks loads for joining me today, have a wonderful weekend.

SpiegelMom Scraps Links.....

Friday, 11 September 2015

Home For Christmas KaiserCraft Collection - Artfull Crafts

Hi, sorry this post is a little late in the afternoon, I have been distracted by calves and lambs today and hadn't typed up my post to schedule, but I am here now :)

I have been playing with my distress markers on this card and boy do I need some practice!  As I am sure you will agree, but cardmaking is all about keeping it real so I am using it on a card anyway.

As you can see the image is pretty rough.  I used a magnolia image from some time ago,  guess she is called present tilda or something similar.   

The papers are from a new release KaiserCraft Christmas collection called Home for Christmas as are the embellishments which are some of the collectables from this collection.

I machine stitched around a few of the layers with gold thread to add some texture and also distressed the edge of the tag with ink and added some gold fibre.

Thanks so much for joining me today :)

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Uber Cute With SpiegelMom Scraps

Hi and thanks for dropping in for my SpiegelMom Scraps post.  I have been making lots of these cute and quick cards lately as they are time saving but great for giving to friends and family at short notice when occasions pop up.

I am so loving the sweet pastel colours on this card. It is very Valentinesy. The pink, mint and white colour combo is always a winner with me.

It is a card for my daughter, one of those "just because I love you" kind of cards.

I started with an A5 plain white cardstock base (I use Gina K luxury cardstock because it is great for alcohol markers, great for spraying and inking and it has reasonable shipping rates to New Zealand) and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays.

I then stamped the arrow background stamp on the top corner in pink dye ink.

I added my doily to the corner and trimmed it around the base then added part of a cut up project Life card which I rounded the corners on.
I then used some glossy accents to stick down my twin in a heart shape and trimmed it once it was dry.
The sequins were adhered using glue dots.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I really hope my card has inspired you.

SpiegelMom scraps products...

Friday, 28 August 2015

KaiserCraft Holy Night Collection Card

Hi :)  I am here today to share a card made with the new Holy Night collection from KaiserCraft.
The colours in this collection are really quite traditional but that doesn't mean your card has to be traditional.  As you can see this card looks pretty modern because of the embellishments and image.

I have coloured the Lacy Sunshine image with Spectrum Noir markers and added some accents with Stickles.
I coloured the stars on the PJs with a gold pen.
I also punched a scalloped circle to mount the sentiment, which is part of the Holy Night collection, on.

Thanks loads for visiting today and be sure to check out all the goodies available in the Artfull Crafts shop.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Creative Knockouts -Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Art Journal Flower Power at Southern Girls Challenge

So another challenge is up and at em over at SGC, and this fortnights challenge is to use flowers on your project.

I have been a bit naughty this week as this art journal is actually a page in a journal for a swap.  I am not supposed to share it yet but since I organised the swap I guess I can break the rules ;)

I have used Bonnie Bookworm image by Oddball Art Co who are our sponsors for this challenge.

I coloured the background with mists then stamped with a kaisercraft flower stamp and a letter background stamp from Hero Arts in Stazon.  I coloured the flower stamps with prismacolor pencils to pop them a bit.  The image was painted with reeves water soluble pastels then touched up with prismacolor pencils.  I added a border, which has been slightly cut off in the photo, with a set from dylusions called write between the lines.

Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

I would like to enter my page in the following challenges.....
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes (background stamp is HA)
Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Eye Catching Backgrounds
Shopping Our Stash - Splish Splash (wet mediums)
Sweet Stamps - Anything But A Card

Friday, 21 August 2015

Holy Night Collection Card for Artfull Crafts

I am sharing a card made with the new KaiserCraft Holy Night collection today.  This collection is loaded full of rich, traditional Christmas colours.

I decided to go with an antique gold look on this card.....

The image is coloured with copic markers and prismacolor pencils.
I have outlined my paper layers with gold glitter stickles.  The collectable was also outlined with stickles and a small gold bow added.

There really isn't too much to say about this card, it is pretty simple with the image and papers doing all the work :)  The image is a digital stamp from Lacy Sunshine Stamps called Rejoice Angel.

Thanks loads for visiting today :)

I would like to add my card in the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Crafting By Design - Get Ready For Christmas
Fab n Funky - Things With Wings
Inky Impressions - Christmas in August
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything With Wings

Have a great day

Sunday, 16 August 2015

A Bit Of Whimsy With SMS

Hi :)  Happy Sunday!!!!  The sun has come out, the rain is drying up and the birds are singing, it is going to be a great day.

I have a SpiegelMom Scraps card to share today, and I am loving the clean, crispness with a bit of whimsy on this card.

I started with a watercolour look paper which I layered onto my card base.  I then added doilies along the card fold.  I cut up a project life card for the sentiment and glued it to a label then added the twine around the outside of the sentiment.

Then for an extra touch of cuteness I added the veneer bicycle and cork hearts.

I am loving how cute this card turned out :)

Here are the shop links....  Remember to use Louise15 in the Spiegelmom scraps etsy store to get your special discount.

50 Medium Shipping Tags Navy Burlap String 20 yards50 Normandy Lace Paper Doilies 4 Inch

Forvever Love Cork Die Cuts Chic Tags Traveling Wood Veneer

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

Crafting with friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - CAS
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Thanks loads for dropping by

Friday, 14 August 2015

Artfull Crafts - KaiserCraft Touch Of Gold Collection

Hi, I am here today to share a card made with the newly released Touch of Gold Collection by Kaisercraft.   I really love the fresh white, grey and gold in this collection and found it really easy to create with.

I have used a couple of pages from the 6x6 Touch of Gold pad, yellow and white cardstock and a tag from the ephemera pack.  The sticker is a clear sentiment sticker from Kaisercraft.  The flowers are from my large stash but you can find LOADS of lush flowers at Artfull Crafts HERE

I have coloured the image with copic markers and used a white pen for detailing.

Please excuse the eyes, I added glossy accent to them but it has turned hazy????  I think that bottle will be relegated to glue from now on.

Thanks for joining me today :)

Sunday, 9 August 2015

SpiegelMomScraps Gets Splashy

I have been a pretty un-awesome DT member of SMS lately but things are going to improve from here on out as I have changed my day to Sunday (for me) which is a lot easier for me to organise myself for - so yay!

So today I am presenting my first Sunday/Saturday post for SpiegelMom Scraps  and I have this card for you which celebrates my joy that Summer is on the way - whoop whoop - although only just about to break into Spring here but the daffodils springing up means that it is coming.

I coloured my image with copic markers and used Fancy Pants papers from an age ago and the sentiment is cut on my underutilised cricut, which I have vowed to use more as it is a very sentimental beastie for me, it was my wedding present from my husband :) See very sentimental.

I am adding links below for all the fabulous goodies you can get from SMS that I have used on my card and when you are visiting don't forget to add the code Louise15 for your special discount.

Thanks loads for dropping by xx

I would like to add this card to the following Challenges....
Creative Moments - Summer
Copic Marker EU Challenge - Water

Get Glowing Creameez by Shimmerz Deep Aqua Loose Sequins 
50 Normandy Lace Paper Doilies 4 InchSequins ~ 6mm Gold Rush Metallic

Friday, 31 July 2015

Southern Girls Anything Goes

This week at Southern Girls Challenge  our theme is Anything goes.  Our sponsor is Ppinkydolls for this challenge, the DT ladies have made gorgeous samples with Ppinky doll images so be sure to go and check them all out on the challenge page.

I have used Circus Bebe on my Art Journal page.

I painted the background with acrylic paint, on the curtains I mixed the paint with texture medium to create a rippled material look.  I also added liquid pearls to add some definition of the different areas.  I printed the image out on slightly thicker printer paper and coloured with copics. I printed the quote out on my printer and grunged up the paper with sprays and distress ink before gluing down and  outlining the pieces and the outside of the page with a sharpie.

Thanks loads for joining me today be sure to check out the challenge.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Lacy Sunshine Christmas in July Release Weekend

Hi lovely followers :)  I am here today to share a card I have made with one of the super cute new Christmas releases from Lacy Sunshine.  Heather has drawn really fantastic images for this releases and it is hard to pick a favourite but I did manage to pick just one and Lil Peanut's Christmas Tree was it.

You can find this image and loads more gorgeous Christmas images in the Lacy Sunshine Christmas Shoppe

Here is the card I made with her.....

I used copics to colour my image and highlighted with the kids colouring pencils as they were on my desk, SO LAZY lol.  The papers are from an old basic grey 6x6 pad, I think they are called Aspen??? The bauble stamp, diecut, sentiment and ribbon are all retired Stampin'Up product and the sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps

Here is my colour card so you can see the copics I have used.....

Thanks loads for dropping by and remember to check out all the fantastic new releases at Lacy Sunshine :)

Saturday, 11 July 2015

SpiegelMom Scraps 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Anniversary Scrap Party of SpiegelMom Scraps!!  Jody, aka SpiegelMom, brought us all together to celebrate and party with all of you!  We have some fantastic fun planned for you, including prizes for all the challenges being introduced by each blogger.  Jody has rounded up some wonderful prizes for the challenge winners from Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints, May DesignsWillowfields Etsy Shop and American Crafts!! 

To play along here’s what you need to do:

1.  Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.

2. You may enter one challenge or do them all!

3. Link it up on this page under the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up!  Cool right!!

4.  Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends.  Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing!  The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17th at midnight CST.

5.  Winners will be announced on July 20th on the SpiegelMom Scraps website

Now, here’s the entire Scrap Party Line Up for you.  After you hop the blogs, there's a special bonus hop over on 3 YouTube Channels, starting at SpiegelMom Scrap's channel ! Don't miss out on that, there's a fabulous prize for hoping there also!!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog - Jody
V's Sweet Ideas - Vanessa  
Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT
Ka – Special Guest Designer
Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT       (you are here)
Nicole - V's Sweet Ideas      
Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT      

SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube
Teresa Huckle                      

So..... my challenge to you is to use Stars on your project - easy peasy right :)  

And here is my little piece of inspiration for you....

It is just like a giant shaker card lol.  I sewed a clear piece of transparency to the front of my card once I had made it then filled the top with sequins and wooden stars and finished sewing  the top shut.

I used a paper bag and sweet dots from V's Sweet Ideas plus the gold doily from her gorgeous packaging.
Remember when shopping at SpiegelMom to use the code Louise15 for a special discount :)

Thanks loads for hopping by (see what I did there ;) ) and remember to leave a comment and join in the challenges.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I love this card to bits with SpiegelMom Scraps!!!!!

You know sometimes when you are lying in bed at night and the idea for an AMAZEBALLS card comes too you and it is like,  OMG I have to make it NOW!!!!   Well that is totally what happened with this card.  But since it was 2 in the morning and I was lying in bed with a sleeping husband on one side, a sleeping 5 year old on the other and a twisted knee I decided to stay where I was and wait until this morning ;)

I started by stamping my sentiment and heart image from  CTMH  Heartstrings stamp set on white heavy weight cardstock from Gina K with SU inks in Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.   I then layered up the card because I knew there was a chance of warping due to the amount of glossy accents I was going to be using.  Once I had it adhered I then filled in a quarter of the inside of the stamped heart with glossy accents from Ranger and started to layer my SpiegelMom Scraps Pink Rose Sequins onto the glossy accents, once I filled in the wet part I added some more glossy accents and repeated this until the heart was completely filled with sequins.

Once dry, that part took ages, it looks awesome....

So there you have it, super pretty and super shiny :)

Thanks loads for joining me today.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A Glamorous Fiesta Card

Today I would like to share a quick post for Sunday.  I have a card to share made with papers from the Kaisercraft Fiesta collection.

I layered my image on white cardstock  and cut my Fiesta papers to size and layered them on white cardstock also.  I used a clear word from Heidi swap as my sentiment.  I added some clear accents to the fiesta collectable under which i have adhered a length of wax cord which I tied in a bow.

Here is a close up of my image which is a digital image from The East Wind called Blossom Sensuality  I coloured her up with copic alcohol markers and her dress is coloured with Chameleon RD4

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed my card.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Kaisercraft Secret Garden Card - Artfull Crafts

Hi :)  I am sharing a card for Artfull Crafts today made with the Secret Garden Collection from Kaisercraft.  When I first saw this collection I thought it was lovely but really not my usual colours at all, however once I delved a little deeper I quickly got a lovely warm feeling and could totally picture making lots of projects with it.  

I also had a very cute stamp that was begging to be inked up.  The image is "panda with flowers"  from Wild Rose Studio, these images really are the perfect size for cards, big enough to be awesome to colour up and also be able to show off the gorgeous papers and embellishments.

I coloured my image with copic markers and added clear glossy accents to the centres of the flowers and butterflies.  I then added some liquid pearls in dots around the image to add some interest and tie in with the liquid pearls I used on the scalloped border of the card.

Here is a close up of the flowers, ribbon and the liquid pearls.

Here are some of the products I used, you can find them in the Artfull Crafts Shop by clicking on the pictures....   

Thanks loads for joining me today and I hope I have provided a little inspiration :)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Tic Tac Toe with Southern Girls

This fortnight at Southern Girls we have an awesome challenge for you with a couple of fabulous sponsors.  We have both The East Wind and Ppinkydolls Art on board for this challenge and the DT lovelies have done a spectacular job with the board.

Here is my card featuring an image by Ppinkydoll called Flower Bee.

Be sure to hop over to Southern Girls to take a look at the challenge.  Thanks for visiting :)