Friday, 30 November 2007

Caardvarks "Rub ons" challenge

I made this for the Caardvarks, "Rub ons" challenge, and you all know how much I love rub ons, so this was a great challenge for me!!!
The base card is made from bazzil, the three patterned papers layered up and inked round edges are from Making Memories [Lauren collection} and all the black rub ons are from American Crafts. I added a corner copper coloured brad and a photo turn with Making Memories button brad to finish. Im off over to enter my card!!
Have a fab weekend!!!! XX
I am really busy this weekend :) with wedding Preparations :) :) {SMILES}

Thursday, 29 November 2007

DCM "hanging up your stockings"

This is my take on the DCM "hanging up your stockings". I made the little stockings from felt and hand stitched them, added gingham ribbon to hang them up, and if you zoom picture in there are 2 little rudolph reindeer buttons on stockings, but it never came out properly in the photo. The paper is from American Crafts and ribbon from stash and buttons from Adrienne Looman :) Ooops almost forgot, I machine stitched round the card too {lol}
Take care xxx

My Tiarra!!!!

Well, here is my TIARRA!!!!! as promised weeks ago to show you all, but never got round to it until now. It was bought to me from Craig {my fiancee} as my wedding gift :) . My photo skills are not the greatest, so in real life it is really stunning. Its all swarovski crystals, and when I went for my practice hair do last thursday, I tell you I really felt like a princess wearing it :)
I also got my shoes last night, they are beautiful too, little ballerina style pumps from Rainbowclub.
My blog candy arrived this morning and I have eaten 3 of the yummy chocolates, so thats my limit I will have to share them out with Craig {lol} . I must pop over to thank Annie.

Have a FAB day!!!!! xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Papertake weekly challenge

Hi there, this is my entry for this weeks Papertake challenge, to make a card using 3 things the same, so I went for punched out snowflakes, and embossed them with my cuttlebug. The paper is from Pinkpetticoat and also the sentiment. I machine stitched round the edges and layered 3 small punched snowflakes on top of the large ones , finishing the card with BLING!!!!!!! :)
Im off now for another dress fitting as it needed taken in last week, and 1 week today to my BIG DAY!!!!!! {huge smiles from me!!!}
Check out your blogs later, have a great day xxx

Monday, 26 November 2007

Answer to card title.........

is, Madonna, material girl!!! nobody guessed it , but Louly!! did pick what I origanally was going to name it, "Diamonds are a girls best friend"....... So Louly email your address, and I will pop this in the post to you xx


Hi there, I am just after finding out that I won blog candy!!!!!! its my first time winning candy, so im over the moon. I won it from Annie from Ink'n'Rubba, pop over and see her beautiful cards!!! oh im so so excited!!!!!!
Hopefully have a card later, so see ya all then

hugzzz xxx

Saturday, 24 November 2007

DCM "a song without words"

Well this card is for the DCM card challenge "a song without words" There was only one song I could think of to put to this design!!
The beautiful dress image is from Pinkpetticoat, coloured with tombow pens and a touch of Denami lilac glitter, adding bling to the shoes. The base card is made from bazzil cardstock and the white design is actually flocked vellum, its beautiful and I cannot remember where I bought it. The ribbon is black and white though it looks pink in the picture and a pearlized brad to finish from papermania.
Well can you guess??? leave me answer in comment, whoever hits the jackpot can have the card :)

Happy saturday xx

Thursday, 22 November 2007

CPS weekly challenge

Two posts in one day!!!!!! this is for the weekly challenge over at CPS. Do you like my Elvis stamp???? isn't it gorgeous!!!! I do have it about 6 or 7 months, finally got round to using it, I do have another idea for a card using this stamp, but that will keep for a while :)
The card base is bazzil , the circles and spots is paper from American crafts and so is the stars , so I cut them out and inked round them adding my favourite buttons {Adrienne Looman}.
Im off for a blog hop!!!!!
Have a great day!! xx

Arty Girlz weekly challenge

This is a tiny card I made last night for the Arty Girlz weekly challenge, where you must add fibre or ribbons or both to your card. The handbag image and leopard print paper are from Pinkpetticoat and the sentiment is from Elzybells rubber stamps, a bit of bling and sheer ribbon to finish. Oh and almost forgot the glitter I use is from Denami Designs.
A quick post today, im off out later for to see hairdresser about what style im wearing my hair for my wedding :) {im so so excited, less than 2 weeks!!!!!:) }

Hugzzzz xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Winter Woollies

Hi there, this is a card I made over the weekend :) Paper is from Denami Designs and I added a little bit of bling here and there. Hand made hat and scarf by myself from felt and some ribbon with a fancy pants star pin {I love these pins!! would you know?? lol}
I would have loved to have stitched round the edges, as I personally think it would have finished this card off, but as I am out of white and cream thread, I couldn't :( must try and remember to stick some on my shopping list.
Got my hair coloured today for my Wedding, I like the colour better once it has time to settle down a bit. Two weeks to go, and im so excited I can hardly sleep :)
So I hope you all had a lovely day and an even better one tomorrow

love Marlou xx

Sunday, 18 November 2007


Hi there, I made this card friday, but didn't have computer on all weekend, til now {my goodness!! lol} Made the base card from bazzil cardstock, then matted more bazzil on top with a lighter pink. The heart square is cut from a sheet of Junkitz paper, {love lines} bought a while back and the matching stripey spotty paper from same range. To finish it off I added Making Memories clip, Heidi Swapp red chipboard heart, with a Fancy Pants pin in behind it and of course some bling :) and a soft love elsie {lola} charm} sayin LOVE!!! :)
My dress fitting went really really well, in fact I need some taken in a bit as I have lost a small bit of weight {yaaaaaay!!} So one more fitting the Tuesday before my wedding :)
Thanks for all your lovely comments, hope you all had a great weekend.
Love Marlou xxx

Friday, 16 November 2007

Well here's another Marieke style card using her beautiful papers!!!! Underneath the diecut flower is a felt flower cut with my cuttlebug and a Fancy pants star pin.
The happy birthday sentiment is doodlebug rub ons, and ribbon was free with a card making magazine. Oops almost forgot, an Adrienne Looman button is on the flower a nice bright orange one!!!!!
This is a quick post today as im off for another dress fitting :)
Enjoy your weekend and have fun crafting :)
Hugzzz xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2007

CPS weekly challenge

Hi, this is my take on the CPS weekly card challenge. I bought this cute Penny black stamp last week, just couldn't resist it {lol}, the patterned card is from Memorybox, jumbo brad from Poppicrafts, flourish stamp from Hero arts and ribbon from stash.
Craig and I went to organize our flowers for wedding last night, craig's aunt is a florist so that worked out well for us. Im so so excited , less than 3 weeks to go now, I was up early this morning, {not like me, lol} just so excited.
Im off to admire all your lovely work now, enjoy your day!!!!
love Marlou xx

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Happily ever after :) Hearts Challenge, Arty Girlz weekly challenge!!!

Well this my card for today, I have decided to enter to the Arty Girlz weekly challenge!! I made it before I checked out their blog, and couldn't believe it when I seen the theme was hearts . Three weeks today to my BIG DAY and thought I would make a wedding card. The paper is from Pinkpetticoat {love their papers!!} the 2 hearts are from Melissa Frances, name plate by Heidi Grace, sentiment {Pinkpetticoat}, 2x button brads {MM} , heart pink pin by fancy Pants and ribbon and bling from stash!!!
Im off for my hop now to visit you all, thanks for lovely comments :)

Hugzzz xx

Monday, 12 November 2007

4x4 Friday challenge {Faces}

Im late tonight with my post, didn't even feel like making a card until an hour ago {lol}.
Anyhow over at the Friday 4x4 challenge was to use a face on your card, which gave me an excellent opportunity to use this lovely Marilyn Monroe stamp that I must have nearly a year {lol} So.... background papers from Pinkpetticoat, and a bit of simple matting and layering and a bit of bling as Marilyn Monroe loved her bling, she was a great person!! :)
Hope you all enjoyed the weekend :) xx

Friday, 9 November 2007

DCM midweek challenge

This is for the DCM midweek challenge, I know its the end of the week, but as you all know im so busy with preparations for my Wedding :) The theme was to make a card using a snowman and snowflakes. My snowman is handmade out of felt, I stitched this liitle face, made him a little cute scarf and of course he had to have a bit of bling on his tummy {lol}

I used my new embossing folder {cuttlebug} for the background with pearlised cardstock, and punched out 2 giant snowflakes then embossed them adding blue snowflakes from Jolees boutique and ribbon from stash!! :)

Im off to the dentist this afternoon to get 2 fillings {lovely...not!!}

So I will try and catch up with as many of you as I can, thanks for all the lovely get well wishes and comments, you are all gems :)

Huge Hugzzzz xxx

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Another Marieke style card :)

Hi there, made another Marieke style card using her beautiful papers and die cuts she has kindly given us to download, I just love them!!!! I cut the frame out with sizzix die through my cuttlebug machine, and the little house and cloud are actually stuck on with 3d mini sticky pads, but my photo skills doesn't show this up {lol} and to finish it off I added 2 Adrienne Looman buttons to centres of flowers.
Where has this week gone???? tomorrow is Thurday!! can you believe it!!
Hope you all have a great day tom!!

Love Marlou xxx

Monday, 5 November 2007

A little bit of Lola.... {Arty girlz challenge..BLING}

Hi there, sorry haven't posted in a few days, still a bit poorly, I may need another course of antibiotics, though I wont know until Weds/Thurs :( I really hope I dont cause these antibiotics leave me feeling weak. Anyhow enough about me {lol} huge thanks for all your lovely get well messages, you are all so very very kind :)
I made this card using Lola images from Pink Petticoat {isn't the leopard print paper amazing}
im a huge leopard print fan, even my slippers are leopard print {lol} I added some colour with my tombow markers, and some Denami Designs glitter {best glitter ever!!!!} and spotty sheer ribbon and good ole bling!!!!
Im off to blog hop before Doc Martin comes on TV {last episode in series tonight, so if your a fan dont miss it :) }
P.S Decided to enter this to this weeks Arty girlz challenge!!! :)
Hugzzzzzz from Me xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Thank you Marieke!!!!

Hi there, this card is made using free die cuts and paper from the very very talented Marieke.
I was delighted to be able to use her deigns as I admire her work so so much, and Marieke if you are reading this post, a huge thank you to you!!!!!!
The home sweet home sentiment is my new Jack and Abby stamps from the love elsie range.
What a short post today!! Im feeling very very tired still as im still on my antibiotics, so im off to rest for a while and will check in on all your beautiful work later.
Love from Me xxx