Thursday, 1 November 2012

Stuart news and Halloweeeeeen First Journal Page.

Hi Guys!
I've been really poorly these last few weeks so haven't been online never mind crafting!

I'm happy to tell you...... Stuart in my last post came 3rd  in Lily's Top3 in the The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge !! I was so happy. Hope the person I sent it too appreciated it too!

I have done it!!!.....Finished my first Journal page!
It is part of my DT for Craft Punked- Halloween ....and am going to enter it in .

Here it is...

So how I made it.....
Dylusions ink, used stamps I bought from QVC years ago and knew they would come in one day!,
the blood drops are Rangers res ink bottled ink, text and images from Octopode factory, coloured with Promarkers. Border free hand with black fine liner pen.

I'll be back soon as I have news of a Dyan Reaveley Workshop I went on. Great Fun but still taken me a while to Blog...I'll get there soon tho!!
Till Next time TTFN!
daisylou xxx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Stuart is a giraffe drawn by Lily Chivers from Octopode factory.
I have to admit I am rather obsessed with her images. With their Tim Burton-esque look they appeal very much to my craft journalling side.
Not everyone's cup of tea...but definately mine :)

I am going to enter him into The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge which the theme is Circles.

as you can see I have made a background from Versamark ink and bubble wrap. Tim Holtz Distress ink on the top.
I coloured Stuart with Promarkers (bright colours for his mohawk mane and legs) and doodled around to give it more character. To finish, I put a 'real' mini safety pin through his nose to prove he's a perfect Punk.
Hope you like him. You may have seen him on my Instagram account (lollipopdaisy) as I tend to post my work there if I don't have time to blog.
Much Love till next time xxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Taking a break from photos...

a proper post!
I have entered this as my Design Team work on
The Theme was Speed Demon-any mode of Transport.
As I'm in the car and see bikes whizz past at the lights...usually when they are on red!!...  I thought I would make a play on the term Speed Demon and use an old fashioned bicycle!!

I used Tim Holtz Distress pads for the distressed look. Spellbinders gear dies. The rest is bits and bobs from my altered art stash.
I used a chain to represent the chain on a bike, attached with staples and added a bee...For Bicycle. yes I was definitely in a cryptic mood when designing this card :)

Hope you like it..and understand the thinking behind it....haha!

I am going to enter it into  Vintage Artisans..Now called Altered Elusions Challenge blog...Travel . So wish me luck!!...

Love Daisylou xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

More pics...

Today I feel I have achieved so much...but actually done so little. Not a bad thing! :)
As promised more pics....I have quite a few still to bear with me.
I thought I would share my Christmas cards that I made, only a few I sent as I didn't think  they were good enough.
I will highlight the ones I did send..Feel free to Comment on which are your favs.
TTFN! xxx
Saw Barbara Gray do this...hers was good. Mine isn't!

Another Barbara idea off her CD that didn't get sent.

Hmmm...I do like this stamp..

Bit too much of a blizzard!!

I really don't like this but my OH was only a practice one.

This one I sent!!

This one I didn't...

Trying out new Promarkers......trees are just rubbish, as I got bored by then.

yep another one that went :)

Yes!! This was my major card ~ the one that I made about 100 of......but something is missing...
Of Course!!...SNOW! My major card design :)




A Birthday card for my friend Rose :)

Didn't get sent as didn't like the tree on the E.

Card for the lady and daughter we got Miss S from.



This one was what I learned on my workshop...I adapted it with hills. Took ages to make.

It's a Yes!..sorry its a bit blurred

This was made into card for my parents. Mum knitted Miss S a pink jumper so I added it :)

My Wrapping 2011. Tags are embossed and glittered.

I made the ribbon embellishment but bought the Merry Christmas ribbon.

That's all folks! Hope you are still awake and liked my Christmas cards and try outs!
Thanks for looking xxx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

And We're off!.....

Today has been a funny old day. My OH's Birthday and I've been in bed most of the day! Dog been sick and all of us feeling lethargic. I blame the weather. How much rain can one island take? Never stopped for days now.

Well done to Serena Williams winning the tennis... Will Andy do the same?

Ok and back to crafting...
These are a few of the latest Design Team cards I made for Craft Punked.. Formally Glitter Geeks.

Hope you like them....

I'm hoping this works as posting from my iPhone. Not sure where the pics will go. Hey ho got to move with the times.
Be back soon with another set of photos.
Till then.....

Friday, 6 July 2012


I am back after 7 months of backwards and forward emails to try and get my blog back. Still not sure where it went....I have yet to be told.
Only problem I have now is  I have so many projects to upload!!
I have decided to just post pics of my work for now. If anyone would like details, please leave a comment and I will get back to you asap.
I am going to post backwards and start with the lastest first...starting in my next post : tomorrow.
Starting a fresh on my OH Birthday :)

Ok, I have spent far too long changing my interface...... Time for a nice cup of tea.
Till tomorrow...
daisylou xxx

Friday, 9 December 2011

WEEK 27 on the GlitterGeeks.blogspot-Let It Snow

Week 27 DT work was entitled Let It Snow and Sponsored by the lovely Nikky Hall from PolkaDoodles.

I decided to make something different-me different...never! LOL I used to have a Gorjuss Girl kit many moons ago and it was a theatre type card. I only wish I had kept one to use as a template!!!! So, I began with my ruler and knife and made my own
as you can see this template took alot of battering before I eventually got it right.

Rather than use card to make the characters stand. I used acetate and cut slits into the sides. I used Polkadoodles Christmas Boutique papers and stamps. My trusty Flexmarkers to colour and added detail with a white Sakura pen.

So, here is the card : Hope you like it :)

Alot of work, but I liked it when I had finished and decided to make one for my BFF in Finland Anna Riitta...this time I added Miss Scarlett :) 

the workings: inside view

Ok, best get on, stilllllll have more Christmas cards to make as the low tack tape...wasn't that at all and ripped all the work I had done. My wrists are sore and will be happy when this batch are finished believe me.They are not perfect but will have to do as definately not making any more! 
On the plus side all presents but one, are bought. I love wrapping so can't wait to get started doing that.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a hassle free week....presents, cards, tree up, shopping etc impossible I know but please try. 
Love and Christmas Spirit to you all.....
daisylou xxx
ps. I'm putting my guilty pleasure on - Michael (sexchy) Bublè, Christmas songs and wishing for snow :)