Wednesday, 28 December 2011

BNR

I am featured in a BNR - Buy and Replace.
Here is the link to the treasury associated with the BNR: Sale BNR ... starts wednesday December 28

Here is a treasury by Mary Ann featuring my "Pack of Two Hand Painted Cards - Butterfly with flowers" and some of the other shops: Treasury for the BNR PCFTEAMSALE 12/28

I'll add more treasuries as they appear....
Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas! And a sale!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

We are having a sale within the Promoting Creative Friends team from the 26th until 31st of December.
10% off everything in JemLou Productions using coupon code PCFTEAMSALE.

Friday, 16 December 2011

And Another Treasury!! :)

The lovely Audrey from Buffalo Creek Crafts has included my Pack of Two Hand Painted Cards - Butterfly with flowers in another of her beautiful as always treasuries: Friday's Creative Friends.

Go check it out!

So now they are in 7 treasuries! Need to get painting I think!
Thanks for looking!! :)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Monday, 12 December 2011

Another Sale!!

I have another sale! Thanks to Frances for buying my small reindeer cards and my small snowmen cards. I am in the process of making them....just waiting to hear what colour ribbon Frances would like.

I shipped out my first three orders today - postage must have gone up since I researched my shipping costs! Bit more than I expected, but that is OK - most of the materials have been paid for for quite a while!

Signing off for the night - I'll post some photos tomorrow on what I am working on this week.

LOU :)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

My first sale!!

I finally had my first sale! Thank you Audrey from Buffalo Creek Crafts for purchasing my small snowmen cards!
I was one of the shops of the day yesterday in Promoting Creative Friends team Shop till you drop Holiday Edition.
I had three sales in total:
Audrey, Paula and Terri.

Hopefully there will be a few more before Christmas, especially as there is a FREE Shipping offer to the first five people in Australia! :)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Treasuries featuring my Reindeer Card

My Reindeer Card has been featured in four treasuries to date!

Here they are:

  1. Candy Cane Confections 
  2. SOMEONE HAS BEEN BUSY OR WILL BE 
  3. A welcome to the newest friends on the Promoting Creative Friends Team! 
  4. Stocking Stuffer's 15.00 and under 
If you want more information about this card, please visit this page.
Or you can buy it from my Etsy shop, JemLou Productions, just click here!
Thanks for looking! :)

Friday, 25 November 2011

Custom Orders Australia Alchemy

I have been mentioned on the Facebook page of Custom Orders Australia Alchemy!! This page promotes Australians on Etsy!
Go and check it out: http://www.facebook.com/CustomOrdersAus. :)

Also to kick start some sales in my shop, if you purchase something before Christmas and you live in Australia, the shipping is free for the first five people! Convo me before you purchase, so I can give you a coupon for the free shipping.

Shipping could be free if you live in Melbourne and can pick your purchase up from me, or I can deliver it! Just convo me before you purchase, so I can give you a coupon to use.

Thanks for looking at my shop JemLou Productions, my JemLou Products Facebook page and the Custom Orders Australia Alchemy Facebook page!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

New small cards

I am working on snowman small cards at the moment....just need to decide on how I want to add a scarf.

I am actually thinking of punching holes in the card, then threading through a ribbon.
Anyone have any thoughts?? :)
Similar to my other snowman card, the snowmen are hand drawn with a black Spica pen, Lipstick Spica pen buttons, orange card stock nose and a green card stock hat, outlined in black Spica pen - that is where the sparkles come from! :) The cards will come with red metallic envelopes.

Also in the background you might be able to see a small card with a heart - this is another new small card, which will come with a pink envelope.

Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 21 November 2011

One of the shops of the day!

I am one of the shops of the day on the Promoting Creative Friends team on Etsy!
Please check it out and favourite and promote!
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10036/promoting-creative-friends/discuss/9330121/
Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

New Snowman Card

Here is a photo of my latest card that I made:

The idea came from all the snowmen I have seen in Etsy! 
I have hand drawn in black Spica pen the body, face and outlined the hat and scarf. The buttons are lipstick Spica pen. The scarf is some spotted paper from a DCWV Christmas Stack from a few years ago, the hat is green card stock and the carrot nose orange card stock, both from DCWV.
Merry Christmas is stamped (Hero Arts) in black ink (Vivid!).
I also drew a small snowman on the bottom left corner of the front of the envelope in Spica pen.
The card and envelope are both from Envelope Solutions.

This card will be for sale in my Etsy Shop: JemLou Productions. Link to come.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

New Red and Green Christmas Tags

Here are some photos of my latest project:


I stamped in silver ink "a very merry christmas to you" in the shape of a Christmas Tree and then "to:" and "from:" on the other side, also in silver ink.
I have been working on these over a few weeks, as I was trying to decide on the fibre for the string part. Eventually I decided on baker's twine, red and white, or green and white, which I purchased from one of my favourite Etsy shops based here in Melbourne: koko vanilla designs.
They look great with the baker's twine!
The actual tags are from Creative Dreams - Aby and I bought them when we were at a Scrapbooking Fair.
Five of the green tags and five of the red tags are for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Link to listing to come.
Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

What am I working on this week?

I am trying to adapt my reindeer card to Christmas gift tags....I drew another reindeer and made it into a digital stamp. Then printed it out on card stock that I bought from Envelope Solutions and then coloured the reindeer in with my watercolour pencils - still waiting on a sale before I buy those Copic pens! :)

So here are some photos:



I am also working on Christmas Gift tags with A Very Merry Christmas to You on one side and To/From on the other side. Photo and information to follow.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A Small Merry Christmas Card - MOJO213

Here are my cards for the latest Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge - MOJO213:


Here is the sketch:


I have used:

  • a metallic red envelope and white card stock hand cut into a square card by Envelope Solutions
  • a circle of paper from A Christmas Stack from a few years ago by DCWV
  • an oblong of red card stock by DCWV stamped in silver ink with Merry Christmas, both by JoAnn Craft Essentials
  • a piece of ribbon by American Crafts
The envelope is lined in the same spotted paper that was used on the card.

These cards will come as packs of three and will be for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link for the listing.

Thanks for looking! :)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Celebrate the Season - Sketch Saturday

Here is my card for the latest sketch at Sketch Saturday:

Here is the sketch:

I have used:

  • a kraft card and envelope
  • three strips of paper from a Christmas Stack from a few years ago
  • four strips of ribbon
  • 3 buttons tied with embroidery floss and attached to the card with pop dots
  • circle of card stock stamped with Celebrate the Season and inked around the edge with aquamarine green ink
The matching envelope has three strips of the same paper lining the inside.

The kraft card and envelope are from Envelope Solutions, the paper and card stock from DCWV, the three top ribbons from American Crafts and the other from JoAnn Scrap Essentials, the buttons and stamp are from JoAnn Craft Essentials and the ink from Color Box.

This card will be for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing.
This makes my 40th item!! :)

Thanks for looking. :)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Happy Birthday to You - Card Patterns

Here is my card for the latest sketch at Card Patterns:


Here is the sketch:


I have used:

  • a white A5 card and envelope
  • two papers from a Spring Stack from a few years ago
  • a piece of blue card stock, stamped with "Happy Birthday to you" in aquamarine ink
  • three buttons, tied with embroidery floss and attached to the card with pop dots
The card and envelope are from House of Paper, the papers and card stock from DCWV, alphabet stamps from PSX, buttons from Jo-Ann Craft Essentials and the ink from Vivid!

This card is actually for my Dad for his birthday coming up, but I will most likely make another one for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions, although the buttons will be different!

Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Thinking of You - Tuesday Morning #117

Here is my card for the latest Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge:


Here is the sketch:



I have used:
  • a kraft card and envelope
  • a piece of pink, purple, orange and blue striped paper from a Spring Stack from a few years ago
  • a cream/white card stock tag
  • "thinking of you" stamped with aquamarine ink, flower pots stamped in brown ink, stems stamped in green, three flowers stamped with various shades of pink and a butterfly stamped in purple
  • baby pink ribbon
  • pink paper frill flowers
  • purple metallic dimensional paint
The included kraft envelope has been lined with the same striped paper. The pink paper frill flowers with purple metallic dimensional paint centres are attached to the back of the envelope.

The kraft card and envelope are from fundamentals, the paper from Die Cuts with a View, the cream/white card stock tag from Roman Print and the baby pink ribbon from JoAnn Essentials. All the ink, except the aquamarine is from PSX, the aquamarine ink is from Vivid! All the stamps, except two of the flowers and the sentiment are from inkadinkado, the two flowers and sentiment are from Hero Arts. The paper frills are from doodlebug design inc. and the dimensional paint is FolkArt Papier Metallic. 

This card will be for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Listing to come. 

Thanks for looking! Any comments are appreciated.

MOJO212 - A Very Merry Christmas to You

Here is my card for the latest Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:


Here is the sketch:

I have used:
  • a kraft card
  • a piece of red card stock
  • a green card stock tag
  • "a very merry christmas to you" stamped with silver ink
  • red ribbon
  • green and red gems
  • star brad
  • dimensional paint
A kraft envelope will be included.

The kraft card and envelope are from Envelope Solutions, the red card stock from Die Cuts with a View, the green card stock tag from Roman Print, the stamp from KaiserCrafts, the silver ink and red ribbon from JoAnn Essentials, the green and red gems from Scrappy Cat, the star brad from my stash and the dimensional paint is FolkArt Papier Metallic.

This card will be for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Listing to come. 

Thanks for looking! Any comments are appreciated.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Ohhh Christmas Tree Card - Sketch Saturday

Here is my card for the latest Sketch Saturday challenge:



Here is the sketch:

I have used:

  • a white square card
  • red, green and white card stock
  • two papers from a Christmas Stack from a few years ago
  • "Ohhh Christmas Tree" stamped in black
  • stitching from my sewing machine
  • four ruby red jewels
The card is from Envelope Solutions, the paper and card stock from Die Cuts with a View, stamp and jewels from Scrappy Cat and the ink from Vivid!

An envelope will be included, lined with one of the Christmas papers.

This card will be for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Click here for the link.

XOXO Card - Sketch 138

Here is my card for the latest Card Pattern challenge:


Here is the sketch:

I have used:

  • a white square card
  • two papers, one striped and one with "X"s and "O"s, both from a Spring Stack from a few years ago
  • stitching with my sewing machine!
  • red ribbon with silver hearts
  • red flower and silver brad
A white square envelope will be included, lined with one of the papers.

The card and envelope are from Envelope Solutions, the card stock and papers from Die Cuts with a View, the ribbon and flower from imaginisce and the silver brad from my stash.

This card will be for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Happy Day - Tuesday Morning #116

Here is my card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge:


Here is the sketch:

I have used:

  • a white card and envelope
  • a piece of pink striped paper
  • three glittered die-cuts
  • "happy day" stamp with purple ink
  • a "cupcake" stamp with raspberry ink
  • some pink and green brads
The card, envelope and brads are from my stash from Germany, the paper from die cuts with a view, the glittered die-cuts from making memories, "happy day" stamp from inkadinkado, "cupcake" stamp from BoBunny, the ink from Vivid!

This card is for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing.

Reindeer Card - Cupcake 64

Here is my card for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge:


Cute isn't it!!??
The challenge is buttons and bows.

I hand drew the reindeer face, eyes and nose with glittery Spica pens, then adhered the antlers (also hand drawn). I made the ribbon into a bow, then attached the button to the bow with embroidery floss. The bow is attached to the card with a pop dot.

I have used:

  • a kraft card and envelope
  • some Spica pens: lipstick and pitch black
  • some card stock drawn in the shape of antlers and inked on the edges with black ink
  • ribbon
  • button
  • embroidery floss
  • puffy merry christmas sticker
 Attached to the back of the envelope is a merry christmas ribbon.

The kraft card and envelope are from fundamentals, the card stock from die cuts with a view, the ink from Vivid, the ribbon from American Crafts, the white button and merry christmas sticker from JoAnn Craft Essentials and the embroidery floss is from an old cross stitch project!

This card is for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

MOJO 211 - With Sympathy

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday card challenge:


Here is the sketch:


I have used:

  • a Kraft card
  • a piece of paisley paper
  • a pink ribbon, with white stitches
  • a circle of card stock, inked around the edge in purple, stamped with a purple butterfly and attached to the card with a pop dot
  • an oblong of card stock, inked around the edge in purple, stamped with "With Sympathy" in purple ink and attached to the card with pop dots
A Kraft envelope will be included.

The Kraft card and envelope are from Envelope Solutions, the paper from die cuts with a view, the ribbon from imaginisce, the card stock from house of paper, the stamps from KaiserCraft and the ink from Vivid!

This card is for sale in my shop on Etsy: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Spring has Sprung Card

Here is my card for this week's Card Patterns challenge - Sketch 137:


Here is the sketch:

I have used:

  • a Kraft Card
  • two papers from A Spring Stack from a few years ago
  • a piece of dusty pink ric-a-rac
  • a glittered die-cut attached to the card with pop dots
  • a butterfly stamp and trail stamped with purple ink
An envelope will be included stamped on the back with a butterfly.

The card and envelope are from Envelope Solutions, the paper from die cuts with a view, the glittered die-cut from making memories, the butterfly stamp and trail from KaiserCraft and the purple ink from Vivid!

This card is for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing.

Thanks for looking. :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Reminder: Coupon for 15% off


Here is a coupon for 15% off at my Etsy Shop: BLOG15OFF.
Just click on "Apply Shop Coupon Code" underneath the "How you'll pay" section and type or copy and paste the code.

Here is some more information about purchasing from Etsy:

How do I purchase an item on Etsy?

Also, we are having a sale - please look at this previous post: SALE!!!!

Enjoy shopping and looking around Etsy!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sketch Saturday Very Merry Christmas Card

Here is my card for the challenge at Sketch Saturday:


Here is the sketch:


I have used:
  • a white square card
  • two papers from a Christmas stack from a few years ago
  • two ribbons that were run through the Xyron
  • a piece of white card stock, inked with raspberry around the edges, stamped with "a very merry Christmas to you" in raspberry and attached with pop dots
  • three different stamps in raspberry
The white square card is from Envelope Solutions, the paper and card stock from die cuts with a view, the ribbons from American Crafts, the "a very merry Christmas to you" stamp from KaiserCrafts, the three smaller stamps from Jo-Ann Essentials and the raspberry ink from Vivid!

I need to buy an envelope, which most likely will be stamped with one of the smaller stamps!

This card and envelope are for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing

Saturday, 15 October 2011

MOJO210 - Thank You Card

Here is my card using this week's sketch from Mojo Monday:


Here is the sketch:
I have used:
  • a metallic pearl purple card and envelope
  • an oatmeal ribbon
  • two glitter die-cuts attached with pop dots plus a small flower glittered die-cut
  • a "thank you" stamp with ultramarine ink and butterfly stamp with purple ink
The matching envelope is stamped with a purple butterfly on the back flap.

The card and envelope are from Grant Studios, the ribbon from Jo-Ann Craft Essentials, the glittered die-cuts from making memories, the stamps from inkadinkado and the ink from Vivid!

This card is for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link for the listing.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Sending You Happy Everything Card

Here is my card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches:


Here is the sketch:

I have used:
  • a kraft card and envelope
  • two paper frills, one pink, one green
  • a "sending you happy everything" stamp with black ink
  • a butterfly stamp with raspberry ink
  • a smaller butterfly stamp with purple ink
  • a bug stamp with ultramarine ink
The kraft card and envelope are from fundamentals. The paper frills are from doodlebug design inc. All the stamps, except the smaller butterfly and bug are from Hero Arts. The smaller butterfly and bug stamp are from inkadinkado. The ink is from Vivid!

The included envelope has been stamped with the raspberry butterfly on the back flap.

This card is for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link to the listing.

Thanks for looking! :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

SALE Two Cards for Five Dollars or Four Cards for Ten Dollars SALE

We are having a sale!
Two Cards for Five Dollars, or Four Cards for Ten Dollars!!



Go to JemLou Productions to purchase the listing, or click on the links above, then add your choices to the Notes to Seller section.

Have fun shopping! :)

Peace on Earth Card

Here is my latest card, using this week's sketch from Card Patterns:


Here is the sketch:

I have used:
  • a Christmas green card and white envelope
  • three papers from a "Christmas Paper Stack" from a few years ago
  • the papers were adhered to a piece of white card stock
  • a "Peace on Earth" sticker from a Christmas Sticker Value Pack from a few years ago
  • I zigzagged stitched the papers using white thread and my sewing machine!
The envelope has been lined with the Christmas tree paper.

The card, envelope, papers and white card stock are all from die cuts with a view. The sticker is from making memories.

This card is for sale in my etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link of the listing.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

MOJO209 - Thinking of You Card

Here is my card for the latest challenge on Mojo Monday.


Here is the sketch:

I have used:
  • a kraft card and envelope
  • two papers from a "Spring Stack" from a few years ago
  • a glittered die-cut, attached to the card with pop dots
  • a string of pink flowers, attached to the card and envelope using the Xyron 150
  • "thinking of you" stamped with purple ink
The kraft card and envelope are from fundamentals, the paper from die cuts with a view, the glittered die-cut from making memories, the string of pink flowers are paper frills from doodlebug design inc., the "thinking of you" stamp from Hero Arts and the purple ink from Vivid!

This card is listed for sale on etsy. Here is the link to the listing.

Thanks for looking! :)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Another Merry Christmas Card

Here is another Merry Christmas Card, this time the sketch is from CardPatterns.



Here is the sketch:


I have used:
  • a kraft card
  • a piece of green white spotted paper from a Christmas stack from a few years ago, which I have scalloped the edges
  • three white card stock circles edged with green ink and stamped with a Christmas tree in green ink
  • merry christmas stamped three times in green ink
The included kraft envelope has been stamped twice with the Christmas tree stamp in green ink and has a white card stock circle, edged in green ink and stamped with a Christmas tree in green ink, all on the back flap.

The kraft card and envelope are from fundamentals, the paper and card stock from die cuts with a view, the Christmas tree stamp from Jo-Ann Craft Essentials, the merry christmas stamp from Hero Art and the green ink is from PSX.

This card is for sale on Etsy. Here is the listing

Friday, 7 October 2011

Hi Butterfly Card

Here is my card for the latest Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge:


Here is the sketch:


I have used:

  • a white textured card
  • a piece of spotted paper from "The Spring Stack" from a few years ago
  • a circle of white card stock, inked on the edge by purple ink and a butterfly stamped on it also in purple ink
  • three flower die-cuts and a frame die-cut, all glittered, attached to the card with pop dots.
  • "Hi!" has been hand written in metallic amethyst dimensional paint in the top left corner.
The included white envelope has been lined with the same spotted paper and stamped on the back flap with the butterfly in purple ink.

The card, paper and card stock are from die cuts with a view. The die-cuts are from the DieCuts Glitter Noteworthy Box Collection by making memories. The butterfly stamp is an Autumn Leaves clear stamp by Rhonna Farrer. The purple ink is by Vivid! The metallic amethyst dimensional paint is a FolkArt Papier paint by Plaid.

This card is listed for sale on Etsy. Here is the link to the listing.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Coupon for 15% off at my Etsy Shop

Here is a coupon for 15% off at my Etsy Shop: BLOG15OFF.
Just click on "Apply Shop Coupon Code" underneath the "How you'll pay" section and type or copy and paste the code.

Here is some more information about purchasing from Etsy:

How do I purchase an item on Etsy?

Enjoy shopping and looking around Etsy!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Merry Christmas Card

I have been looking on the internet for inspiration for making cards and have come across a few sites that do challenges every week, where you make a card using a sketch that they provide. So this card is an old sketch from a website called Tuesday Morning Sketches.


I have used:
  • a lovely green card
  • some red textured card stock
  • two papers from a Christmas Stack of paper from a few years ago
  • a piece of white card stock, stamped with merry christmas
  • a circle of white card stock, stamped with a christmas ornament.

All paper and card stock are from die cuts with a view (DCWV). The merry christmas stamp is from Hero Arts and the ornament stamp is from Jo-Ann Craft Essentials.
  
All card stock and paper has been inked on the edges with red ink from PSX. The merry christmas was stamped with green ink from PSX and the ornament was inked with black Vivid! ink and then chalked.
The white envelope has a circle of white card stock, stamped with a christmas ornament attached to the back flap.

This card is listed for sale on Etsy: Christmas Ornament Card.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Welcome!

Hi and welcome to my new blog!
This is where I am going to post all the cards, tags and bags that I make. So that you have a better idea of how each is made. Also, I will post cards I make for challengers etc.
Please feel free to look around and check out my etsy store: JemLou Productions.
Also, I have a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JemLouProducts.

Thanks for looking, please come back again and again... :)