Thursday, 21 July 2011

Cards by Lauren is on holiday!

Hi All,

Just letting all my readers (well all three of you and those that may stumble across my when googling something else) that I am on holiday for the next month or so - so I won't really be creating. But I can still accept orders through the madeit site or email for customs.

So, while I am away from the card world stay safe and I'll be back inspired, with new creations, supplies and excitement!


Friday, 15 July 2011

Vienna - the fonts, the patterns, the coffee, the creative inspiration!

The other day my gorgeous friend KT and I went to the Vienna exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria - it was absolutely gorgeous and really inspired me to see how i can incorporate this style into my cards.

The patterns were amazing, as were the structure of the pieces. Typefaces were incredible, so inspiring.

Can't you just imagine the 'succession' print as a card with triangles of patterned paper - gorgeous!! I bought some wrapping paper to turn into cards and I have covered my inspiration board next to my desk with incredible postcards. I will post some photos once they are created but i wanted to share the Viennese inspiration before i forgot!

Make sure that you go and check out the exhibition - it ends in October.

Hooray it's Friday - have a creative weekend - hope that you all craft up a storm! xx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Blast Off with some new creations!

Hi all, I can't believe that I have been out of the blog loop for over a week. Life has been happening, I've been sick and I'm busy busy busy (fun stuff and work). I have also been spending a lot of time crafting - including a great day with my crafty girls Liv and Shey!

October Afternoon have been giving sneak peaks of some of their new releases on their blog - so cute - I'm dreaming of the cards that I will make already! Check it out here. I have recently been spending a lot of time creating with their Rocket Age collection - so cute! Here is a peak of some of the cards:

I've also made some new cards that I will be adding for sale in the shop. Also, email me if you have a store and would like to stock my cards - I'd love to hear from you! These new creations are made with Graphic 45 and a couple of collections of American Crafts.

My friends and I have been drooling over the latest Stampin Up North American catalogue - amazing! Our wish lists just keep getting longer and longer!

Enjoy Friday - not long until the weekend and I'll be back over the weekend with some more creations, including some kids' room decor ideas and baby shower gifts! Loves xx

Monday, 4 July 2011

I am now known by the people at the scrapbooking shop by name!

Monday monday! At my day job today I was speaking to someone and we decided that it was a real 'monday' Monday! You know that feeling when you weren't quite ready for the week to start and that you had of had an extra day at home!

My weekend was great - lots of scrapping with my favourite Tittastic Scrappers, the fab group of ladies that I craft with on a regular basis. One of my scrapping friends, Liv, has started a blog - A Little Bit of Green Sunshine - so make sure that you go and check it out! Liv would have to be one of the things in my life that make my days easier and bring a smile to my face! She is a true inspiration, a brilliant mother and a fab crafter so head on over to her blog and show her some love!

So, what creations have been part of the last week you ask? Well even if you weren't asking, I'm going to tell you! So there!

Most of you know that Cards by Lauren sells custom creations - in fact the last fortnight has been full of creating - most of them from my lovely colleagues at my day job - but I also create invitations. If you are interested in having some invites, even styling and general advice feel free to email me or drop me a comment. Here is a samples of some invite display items that I created during the week. Gotta love the gorgeousness that is Christina Re products!

Loads of custom card creations this week plus some new cards for the Made It shop which will go online some time this week. I've also been experimenting with making brooches with paper punches, glossy accents and a pin and glue. Pics to come. I am thinking about selling them with matching cards for a nice little gift idea.

I bought some super cute paper with kokeshi (kimmi) dolls on them at the Picture to Page show last weekend - so I have made a series of cards. What do you think?

This week I also visited my favourite scrapping shop - Paper 2 in Mornington. I am now on a first name basis with the lovely ladies that work there. I don't know if that is great or incredibly depressing that I spend so much money in the store! They recently ordered in for me the Rocket Age collection from October Afternoon, so I will be posted some pics of my creation in the next few days. In fact - I might start making some things now!

Enjoy the week! xx