Sunday, 2 November 2014

Winner

Congratulations to Jill beatie the winner of the be bunnie stamp congratualtion x x


Saturday, 25 October 2014

It's birthday week! Let's celebrate!!

Hi everyone as I'm sure you all know by now it's crafters companions birthday! So to celebrate I'm giving away this beautiful Bebunni stamp! 



All you have to do to enter is leave a comment and a winner will be picked at random! It will close Wednesday night (29th) good luck x x x

Head over to crafters website to check out the amazing new products and great deals x

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk

this is open to residents of the UK and the following countries who are over 18 years of age: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Gibralta, Greece, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Flakes and vellum

Hi everyone wow the weeks are flying by feels like I have been away from the blog for ages! 

I hope you are enjoying playing with the new Indigoblu Christmas stamps if you have them already and if not check out the website the new stamps are stunning and we are going to be using two of them today!



To start with I have cut come some dark blue card stock to fit my card and then cut some white card a little smaller than that. Iv then painted the edges of the card with frosty sky and the middle with the brand new sleeping beauty, then cut a peace of vellum the same size as the painted middle part. 

Using flitter glue on the snowflake lace stamp, stamp all over the vellum and rub with Sheffield steel mega flakes. Iv then stuck the vellum down behind the card and along the edge with ribbon. Iv then stamped the dinkie merry Christmas circle and cut it out with a little ribbon on. 

Hope you've enjoyed today's post! Don't forget to pop over and say he to the Indigoblu stand if your going to Ally pally and if not we have free delivery on the website for you this weekend only! 

Laura x x

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Ice resin blog hop

Hi everyone I'm so so so excited to here today as part of the 

How exciting!?! Also theres something really exciting for you guys! There's some amazing prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win!


Iv been so lucky to be given the opportunity to make a Christmas jewellery
piece mixing my indigoBlu products with Ice resin! Amazing right?
And that's just what you could win!

To start with I stamped the snowflake lace stamp onto my black card with the flitter glue and then rubbed the mega flakes onto the glue. Then Iv cut out a piece of the card with the snowflake detail on to fit into the frame.



Iv put a layer of slap it on in the frame and the placed the piece of card initially and put a layer of slap it on over the card. This seals the card so top any colour running into the resin.

When that is completely dry, the fun starts with the ice resin! I mixed my equal parts into my ice resin pot and used my stick to mix it and then left it rest for 5 minutes,
Using my stick I added the resin to the frame until the whole are was covered and then added a
little extra to make it a beautiful dome!
Left over night to set and wala!



Products used,

As you probably already know by now this is a three day blog hop and here are the links to all the fabulous blogs that have been involved in the hop!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Christmas in July reminder

Hi everyone it's the mid way point in our blog challeneg so we have a little reminder post for you all, just to give you all a little extra inspiration,

The theme is Christmas in July so as long as your using your Christmas Indigoblu products your good to enter! 

For the reminder post Iv gone simple style with the fabulous mega flakes!


Products used,


Iv used the conners Crown Jewels stamps as the main image stamped with Indigoblu flitter glue and then chariot of fire mega flakes on top. 

The beautiful ribbon is just some plain cream ribbon that Iv stamped the snowflake lace stamp onto with the flitter glue and then put the chariot of fire on top, the glue is such good quality you still get all the detail on the ribbon that you would on card! 

Thanks for stopping by hope to see you in the challenge
Laura x x x

Monday, 4 August 2014

Party paws Christmas!!!!


Hi everyone I'm so excited to show you a sneak peek from the new crafters companion launch 'party paws Christmas collection' it's a super cute collection and will be a weekender on create and craft on the 9th and 10th of August.

The new collection will include 
- Two cd-roms
- 8 A6 unmounted rubber stamps
- Hunkydory card Kit
- Hunkydory insert pack
- Hunkydory acetate pack

Here is a little sneak peek from the collection,


Iv used the hunkydory kit and the acetate for this card,

Hope you like the look of the card more sneak peeks to come 

Laura x x x

Monday, 21 July 2014

Christmas in July

Hi everyone hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather we are having! It's been strange in my craft room of late as it's boiling out and I'm making Christmas cards!!! 

For today's post I'm going to be sharing a Christmas card for the indigoblublogchallenge and it's been made with two BRAND NEW stamps and they are just so so lovely! 

Iv used the stunning new 'Snowflake lace' and 'Merry Chrisymas' Dinkie along with my flitter glue and Sheffield steel mega flakes 


Hope you've enjoyed today's post and I hope to see your entry in the challenge 
Laura x x 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Indigoblu 'Tag your it!'

Hi everyone it's the start of a great new challenge over on the indigoblublogchallenge blog this month we have a great theme 'Tag your it' so as long as it's a tag made with you fabulous Indigoblu products your good to join in! 

The Challenge design team have a done a amazing job and have stunning makes up on the blog for you to look at, make sure you check them out! 

Here's is the tag iv made for the challenge, Iv had great fun making it hope you like it 


For my make Iv used the great Indigoblu English cottage artist acrylic paints for the background them blend together lovely and the colours are so bright and vibrant, Iv used banana-custard and burning-bonfire. Iv also used the numbers-stencil on the background alond with mustard seed distress ink. 
Iv also used the paints to make the ribbon the same colour, I just used some white ribbon and mixed it in with the paints and left it to dry scrumpled up.

Iv used the mechanics stamp on the top and Iv used one of the fab stamps in the good-times set, alond the sides Iv just used one stamp from the beautiful-mind set and Iv also used the sentiment from this set that sits lovey on the cogs-and-gears-altered-ego

Thank you for taking the time to look
Laura x x



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Indigoblu Monochromatic

Hi everyone it's the start of a new blog challenge today over at indigoblublogchallenge wow we had stunning entries last month! Well done to the winner, this month the theme is monochromatic!

For this make Iv gone all dark using grey, Iv used grey gard with english-cottage-artists-acrylic-paint-metallic-silver and crafters companion sand it gadget to give a distressed look, then on a separate piece of card stamped the beautiful sunflower stamp and embossed along with the sentiment from the more-than-words set x


Hope you've enjoyed today's post and hope to see you challenge entries 

Laura x x 

Monday, 5 May 2014

Scruffy little cats sneak peek!!!

Morning everyone hope you are having a lovely bank holiday weekend! I'm blogging today to share with you a really exciting new launch from Crafters Companion! On Friday the 9th they are brining us a new range from scruffy little cats!!! I'm so excited about this new launch it's amazing!!! Your going to spoilt for choice with what lovely goodies to get on the shows from

- Two 6x6 paper pads
- Two 5x7 embossing folders
- One die cut topper sheet
- Eight 4" acrylic stamps
- One papercrafting cd rom
- Six A6 rubber stamps 

Plus an extra two rubber stamps that will be exclusive to ideal world!!!

So on to some sneak peeks for you!!


This has been made using the papercrafting cd rom, bubble embossing folder and a die'sire flower die 


This is one of the lovely rubber stamps coloured with my spectrum noir pens, papers and pink flower from the cd rom and the grey flowers are the die'sire marigold die 

Hope you like the look of the new launch!
Back with some more sneak peaks soon 
Laura x x
 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Anything but square challenge

Hi everyone it's the 2nd of the month and that means it's the start of a new challenge over on the craftingmusketeers blog and this months theme is 'anything but square' there's great inspiration up in the blog by the design team to help inspire you! 
Here's my card made using the beautiful butterflies stamp and silhouette-grasses stamp from hobbyartstamps 


Hope you'll join in the challenge, look forward to seeing your entries 
Laura x x x

Monday, 21 April 2014

Words are all you need

Hi everyone it's the 21st so it's the start of a new blog challenge over on the indigoblublogchallenge we had lots of pretty entries last month with our spring blossom challenge and the winner has know been anonced congratulations to the winner and top 3! 

For this months challenge our theme is more than words, the blog challenge team have been busy with this theme and as always have stunning makes to inspire you, here's my make for the challenge 


Iv used the beautiful ickle-poppy stamp, the flourishes-stencil and the lovely words Iv used from the live-laugh-love set 

I hope you'll pop over to our blog and take a look at the lovely work by the team and join in our challenge 

Thanks for stoping by
Laura x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sneak peak ;)

Morning everyone today I'm sharing a sneak peak with you all! Crafters companion are launching a one day special Thursday the 17th on create and craft at 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm! The new launch is Chamden town and wow it's fab! If you ever struggle to make men's cards then you do not want to miss this launch!! 

Here I have used the co-ordinating paper along with one of the decoupage sheets and one of the lovely sentiments, 


For this one I have used one of the 'create card' sheets along with the design sheets, embelishments and sentiment, Iv also run my backing paper through the die'sire gothic script embossing folder and rubbed over it with barn door distress ink,

Hope you've liked your sneak peak will be back with some more tomorrow 
Laura x x



Wednesday, 2 April 2014

New monochrome challenge

Hi everyone it's the 2nd of the month so it's the start of a new challlenge over at the craftingmusketeers blog challenge! We had so many wonderful entries last month well done to the winner and the top 3! 
This month we have a great theme 'monochrome'! 


Okay so onto the card Iv made Iv used the so so pretty jane stamp for the main image and script background stamp for the background. Iv also used tim holtz tattered florals to make the flowers.

I hope you'll join in the challenge the design team have made some lovely things to inspire you lovely crafters 

Laura x x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Hobby art flowers

Afternoon everyone it's a vet windy cold day by me so I thought I would share some card samples for a recent Hobby Art tv show to brighten the day up a little!
As we are suppose to be in spring I thought I'd show you some cards Iv made using two beautiful stamp sets fist is a wonderful-day! I love this set I think it's so so pretty!

Here are two samples with this set,




For my other two cards Iv used the equally as pretty sunflowers set 



These stamps are great for birthdays and occasions at this time of the year! Have brightened my day up hope they have your to ;)

Laura x x 


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Exciting exciting news!!

I'm sooooooo excited to be showing you sneak peaks of the amazing new crafters companion inspiration magazine!  This issue will be avalilble to buy from later next week!!! This magazine has over 100 pages of amazing tutorials, inspiration and techniques!

Over 100 projects inside with more than £2000 worth of giveaways and competitions for you to enter,



As always they have super lovely free gifts with the magazine including stamps, embossing folder, paper pack, video resource cd rom, paper craft cd rom and bead set!!! £50 worth of free gifts in total all for just £9.99


As always their are super fab projects inside and there just may be a few projects in there by yours truly ;) yes I'm so excitited and privileged to be asked to make some features! I hope you are excited about the new magazine as I am!!!
 
Laura x x

Friday, 21 March 2014

Indigoblu blog challenge 'spring blossom'

Hi everyone wow it's the 21st already this month has just flown by! Iv was away last weekend on some demonstation training and on the stove home I stoped at Indigoblu, they had a retreat on and waw all the products everyone had made looked amazing and everyone looked like they were having lots of fun! I will be trying to make it to one in the near future!!

Any whoo this month we nave finally started to see signs of spring, even tho it is rain here again know lol, so with that in mind this months challenge theme is 'spring blossom' so I have gone from bright colours and flower Iv used 

Summer loving stamp
Honeycomb stamp
More than words set
Birds and bees Alter egos 


Hope you like the card Iv made and that you will enter the fab challenge hop over and see what other makes the very talented design team have made at the indigoblublogchallenge 

Thanks Laura x


Monday, 3 March 2014

Friday's pick of the week! Sneak peak

Hi everyone hope you are all well and have a little sunshine where ever you are! We have rain here at the moment but not to much. 

I'm blogging today to show you what Iv been playing with all last week, using the brand new Rachelle Ann Miller CDs from crafterscompanion that will be your pick of the week starting this Friday on create and craft! These CDs are just to cute! I love the way they have been drawn and the embelishments are fab! Any hoo that's all I'm going to say for now and of corse I'll share with you two of my make from the discs, 





Hope you like the look of the cd as much as I like it! More sneak peaks soon ;) 
Laura x

Sunday, 2 March 2014

New challenge 'Art deco'

Hi everyone it's the 2nd today so there is a new challenge up over at the craftingmusketeers blog challenge! 

This month we have a fab prize by none other than Debbi Moore! So this months theme will be Art Deco, there are amazing DT samples up on the blog to get you inspired to join in with our challenge

Here is my DT card and also a photo of the fab prize that you could win! 





Hope to see your entries 
Laura x x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Next weeks pick of the week!

Hi everyone I'm blogging today to share with you a sneak peak at next Fridays (the 7th) pick of the week from crafterscompanion and waw! What a pick of the week it is I have fallen In love with these cd's they are so different and amazing, I'm sure you will to! 

Here is my sneak peak with this super super cute elephant and fab flower that is also from the cd!


 Hope you like it, will be back with some sneak peaks soon 
Laura x x 


Friday, 21 February 2014

Indigoblu challenge 'going for gold'

Hi everyone wow the last few weeks have just flower by! Hope that the weather has been kind to you and hopefully that is the end of the bad weather! Hope you all also got to watch Kay on create and craft last weekend with some amazing new stamp sets!

A star of a new challenge over at the indigoblublogchallenge This months challenge is 'going for gold' so as you can probably guess as long as you use Indigoblu stamps and gold your good 👍 

For my card Iv used the new 'rose blush' stamp which I think is just the most beautiful stamp I haven't stoped using it yet, Iv also used one of the awesome sentiments from the 'Boadicca' set and of course chariots of fire mega flakes.



I hope you like my card and that you can pop over and join our challenge, look forward to seeing your entries 
Laura x

Sunday, 16 February 2014

4 day deal starting tomorrow

Hi everyone I hope your as excited as I am for tomorrow's 4 day deal! I have my last few sneaky peaks for you today before tomorrow launch that is jam packed with lots of extra goodies that match the kit perfectly! 

Here are a few more samples from the cds 





Hope you can tune on for tomorrow's shows on create and craft at 8am and 5pm 
Laura x


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sneak peak at Mondays 4 day deal

Afternoon everyone today I'm sharing with you some makes using the brand new Angelica and Adam cd that will be launching Monday as a 4 day deal!!!! Can't give to much away but this is a really great cd and even more mega jam packed!!! Here are some cards that Iv made using the cd x





Hope you liked the look of the cd! More sneak peaks tomorrow for you
Laura x x

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Ideal world amazing pick of the day

Hi everyone today I'm bringing you some samples that I have been lucky enough to play with for today's ideal world pick of the day! And wow it's a good one! 
The amazing special birthdays, love and romance kit with cd is truly stunning something in the kit for everyone and love sheets to make romantic cards for the men in our lives! Not something easy to find! 

Here a a few samples of mine only using the paper kit, hope you like them,





Will be back with some more samples from the kit soon hope you can tune in to watch dawn doing inspirational demos on ideal world today! 
Laura x


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Indigoblu from the heart

Hi everyone it's the start of a new challange over on the indigoblublogchallenge and this months theme is from the heart, Iv tried to go with a simple elegant look of cream nag gold flowers Iv used the following,

English flourish dinkie 
Live, laugh, love set
And chariots of fire mega flakes 



We had so many lovely entries last month that we are know doing a top 3 as well as the winner so even more reason to enter! Hope to see your entries
Laura x

Thursday, 2 January 2014

New challenge at crafting musketeers blog

Afternoon everyone and happy new year!!! Hope you've all had a lovely start to the new year and have some lovely new crafty things to play with from Christmas and sales! 
Anyway on to today's post it's the start of a new challange over on the craftingmusketeers blog challange! Our first challange of the year and we have a great theme 'grunge' her is my DT card for the challange,
For this card Iv used the amazing tim holtz tattered floral die and tattered leaves die layered up, tim holtz stamps and visible image script stamp.

Visible image are also our sposner for this month and have a great prize up for grabs 3 visible image stamps!


Hope you'll be able to going in the challenge, I look forward to seeing your makes 
Laura x x