Monday, 30 April 2012

Goodbye April, and goodbye Lou …

Good morning bloggers, I hope that everyone is well on this Monday morning

It’s the last day of April so sadly we have to say goodbye to out first guest designer Lou 

This is the final card she’s made for us using one of our favourite stamps from this years new designs 'best dress'   ...and what a fabulous colour scheme!

1 Lou April Best Dress

As soon as I saw this pretty LOTV image best dress it made me think of being all dressed up for a party. She is just waiting to go in at the garden gate with her gift and flowers …and she is on time too!
I have coloured the sweet girl with VersaColor cubes and Marvy pens then used a Labels Four nestabilitie to cut her out
I put a bit of stickles on her dress/present and some distressing with walnut stain
The gate has been stamped and then heat embossed onto acetate, the bunting has been stamped then cut out and threaded with linen thread
The small flowers are cut from a QuicKutz die,i added just the odd pearl in the centre and the stems are kraft card
I have cut the Tim Holtz decorative strip die twice to make it just a bit wider and tied the clock charm with linen thread too

1 Lou April Best Dress 2

Product list:
LOTV image - best dress ST 279
My Mind's Eye - clear stamp set "Adore"(party wording/bunting)
Hero Arts - cling stamp - Metal Flourish (gate)
My Mind's Eye - 6x6 paper pad "Breeze"
Bazzill - Kraft card
Nestabilities - Labels Four
QuicKutz die - small flowers
Tim Holtz decorative strip - Vintage lace
StazOn - Timber Brown (stamped images)
Distress ink-walnut stain
VersaColor cubes - 56 cinnamon, 181 vanilla, 171 pinecone, 151 sand beige, 60 celadon
Marvy pens - 45 sepia, 90 suede
Other craft products used - acetate(heat resistant), clear embossing powder, distress stickles, pearls, linen thread, clock charm, brads
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We’re trying to bring a few new styles and techniques to our blog to hopefully inspire you to have a go at home. From the comments I’ve had you have all really enjoyed seeing Lou’s work; you can visit her blog here 

We will continue to feature a new guest designer every month and tomorrow I’ll be introducing you to Elise who will be our designer for May - make sure you pop back to see what she’s made for us and don't forget to click on the sneak peeks tab at the top of the page to see a preview of our next stamp release.

Enjoy the rest of your day, hopefully the weather will be a bit better than it was yesterday (I don't think it could actually be any worse)  x


  1. Oh its so sad Lou has finished her GDT spot because her creations are just so awesome, I love that style of colouring she uses and all the little gorgeous extras she pops on like those teeny flowers with the stems! sooo yummy!!!
    hugs Lou xxxx

  2. So pretty! I love your design and the colors you used. I just ordered these stamps and can't wait until they arrive.

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  3. This card made my heart give a little leap Anne, it is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for giving us such amazing cards to look at and for the inspiration!
    Regards, Anne x

  4. What a gorgous card. I love the colours you've used

  5. Stunning card hun..Lots of wonderful ideas's been lovely looking at all your creations...and this little beauty is the icing on the cake...just stunning!!

  6. Gorgeous card Lou. Your work is beautiful and you have such an eye for detail.
    Love this card. x

    Edna x

  7. Such a beautiful card! The design and the colours are just wonderful! Such a sweet image too! Thank you!...Nancy :o)

  8. Thank you Lou for giving us such lovely inspiration. I will have to pop by your blog and see what you are up to from now on. A gorgeous card today and a stunning one to end your Guest Designer stint on.
    Have a good week all Linda x

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! I popped over to Lou's blog to have a peek and I love everything she does :) I can't wait to see what Elise has to share! Thanks for sharing these designers with us!

  10. Fabulous layout! I love the flowers! :)