Sunday 22 July 2012

Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt

Over $360 in prizes to be won!
The contest will begin at 9:00am EST on July 21st, and will run until midnight July 31st
There are 34 participating shops, and all will have a hidden picture, in one of their listings, that you will have to "hunt" to find! Each of these shops has donated a prize worth at least $10; that is a minimum of $360 in prizes!!! There are 7 prize packs available to be won, each worth a minimum of $50. Winners will be chosen at random by, based upon the number of complete entries received.

********************HOW TO ENTER*******************
First go to: and look for the link for the starting shop. Find the candle image in one of the listings and then follow the link to the next shop on the scavenger hunt list! Every time you find the hidden picture, that item description will give you a link to the next shop. As you go through the shops, make a list of all shops in the order that you are given them. At the very last shop, you will be given an email address; you will send your completed list to this address. If anything is incorrect, you will be notified, and given a chance to re-do the hunt again to get it right!

***********WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? READ ON!!!**************
Everyone who sends a complete shop list, in the correct order, will receive one entry to win a prize pack.
If you "FAV" all the shops in the hunt, you get another entry.
If you "FAV" one item from each of the shops in the hunt, you will get a third entry.
If you promote the event on your Blog, on Facebook, Twitter, etc, and send Nichole (kidd.robin [!at] a link to the promotion, you will get 5 extra entries!

In addition, all the participating shops have donated second prize! All 36 prizes have been combined into one HUGE prize pack. This pack is valued at a minimum of $360!!! The winner of this super duper prize pack will be drawn from entries made by shopping at PCF Team (Promoting Creative Friends Team) shops during this event. Each dollar spent at a PCF Team shop during this event will earn you one entry...each dollar spent at one of the 36 shops in the hunt will earn you 2 entries. The more you shop, and the more you shop the more chances you have to win! Please send transaction links of all purchases to Nichole at kidd.robin [!at] Please include the transaction links, dollar amounts for each purchase, and the shop name you purchased from.

Winners will be chosen on Aug 3rd :) They will be announced on Nichole's blog at:, on the PCF Team blog at: and on the PCF Team Facebook page at!/pcfteam, and will also be notified via email.
Good luck and have a very Merry Christmas in July!
Go to to learn the starting point.

***** all entries and PCF shop purchases must be submitted by midnight July 31st....and NO entries will be accepted after this time***

Saturday 21 July 2012

Afternoon Tea Invitation

I made an invitation for a High Tea for my mum's birthday.
I printed this fantastic stamp from JustInkLined on x-press it paper and then coloured the cupcakes with Copics pens. I then adhered the image to a gold square card.
Here is the finished card:

Here is a close up of the colouring:

I used the following Copics pens:

  • cupcake papers: RV10, B00
  • cupcakes with cherry: R27, V000
  • cupcakes with strawberry: R27, E50
  • cupcakes with lemon icing, choc bits and lime: Y00, E35, YG00
  • cupcake with chocolate swirls: E50, E35, E37
  • cupcake with pink icing and marshmallows: R20, V12
  • cupcakes with apricot icing at the back: E93
  • cupcake with blue icing at the back: B00
The actual invitation, I printed on vellum and adhered on to the inside of the card.

I think I'll print some more and play around with the colouring of the plate! And perhaps add the tea pot from the stamp set.

Thanks for looking! :)

Friday 20 July 2012

Christmas in July event

Use CIJ10OFF to receive 10 % off your order at JemLou Productions. This includes custom orders.
Shipping is reduced too for the Christmas in July events.
Also there is a Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt starting Saturday 9 am EST.
Come along and enjoy the fun! :)

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Good Friends Eat Cake

Here is my latest card using inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 169.
Here is the photo:

and here is my take on it:

Here is a close up of the coloured stamp:

I have used a freebie stamp from Australian Simply Cards by polka doodles, including the sentiment.
Both were stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink.
The stamp with the girl and cupcake was stamped on to x-press it paper and coloured with Copics pens.
The Copics pens I used were:

  • skin: E00, E02
  • hair: Y15, Y17, E11
  • dress and hat: RV10, RV13
  • cake: Y00, V000, B00, V12
  • roses: YG67, R20, R22
  • shadow: C1
  • around the heart and on the sentiment: Black Spica pen
I have used a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
Also, I attached three Rhinestones from KaiserCraft, that I coloured with V12, B00 and RV13.

This card is for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Here is the link: Good Friends Eat Cake Card.

Thanks for looking! :)

Friday 13 July 2012

Bee Happy

Here is the latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Photo:

What a yummy looking cake!! :)

Here is what I have done:

I used a kraft card and envelope.
I digitally created a scene from Watercan Marci, the bee and "Bee Happy" sentiment, the fence and sunflowers from La-La Land Crafts. Then I printed it on x-press it paper and coloured it with Copics pens.
The pens I used were:

  • skin: E00, E02, Lipstick Spica for lips
  • hair: Y11, Y15, Y17, R22 for hairbands
  • dress & hat: R20, R22, R27, YG00, YG03
  • boots: YG00, YG03, white gel pen for the spots, R22 for inside
  • watering can: B00, B02, B05
  • path: W1, W3, W5, E35
  • fence: E31, E35, E37
  • pots: E11, YR04, YR07
  • sunflowers: YG03, YG63, Y02, YR07 (tip blended!), Y28, E37
  • bee: Y15, Y17,  C1, C3, C5
  • sky: B00
  • grass: YG63, YG67
This card will also be displayed in the La-La Land Crafts Customer Gallery and will be for sale on Etsy in my shop: JemLou Productions. Listing to follow - I need to take some better photos! :)

Thanks for looking!
LOU :)

I won!!

Just found out that my Enjoy Your Flight Card with Pilot Luka has won at Cupcake Inspirations!

How exciting, it is the first time I have submitted a card to Cupcake Inspirations and it is the first time I have won something!! :) Here is the announcement: Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 167 Winner
I get to put this lovely blinkie on my blog:

It is down on the right side of the page.....Pretty cool! :)

Sunday 8 July 2012

Pilot Luka - Enjoy Your Flight

Here is my latest creation:

I have sort of used the last sketch from Card Patterns - #172:
I am very sorry to see Card Patterns stop producing sketches.....they were always great! Thank you!

Also, the colouring and theme are based on Cupcake Inspirations - #167:

I have used a digitally stamped Pilot Luka from La-La Land Crafts which I have hand coloured with Copics pens. Luka is attached to a paper from a freebie from Australian Simply Cards - Travellight by We R Memory Keepers. The card base is Kraft from Envelope Solutions. A kraft envelope is also included.
For the colouring with the Copics pens, I used:

  • E00, E02 - skin
  • R20 - mouths, tongue, nose and cheeks
  • R22, R27 - red
  • B93, B95, B97 - blue
  • B00 - background blue sky
  • E31, E35, E37 - brown
  • Y28 - gold stars and tag
  • C1, C3, C5 - grey box
Here is a close up of the colouring:

This card is shown in the La-La Land Craft Customer Gallery and is for sale in my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Click here for the link.

Thanks for looking! :)