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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Game Controller

Hello guys. It's been incredibly quiet over on my blog lately, with my DT posts going live and that's about it. It's not like I don't have cards to share with you guys, it's just an total chore getting them typed up with this ridiculous keyboard of mine. Ohhh, laptop problems.

Anywho. I will try and correct that over the next few days and get some posts scheduled while I have the patience to type. :) I know I fall off your radars when I don't post regularly and that's the last thing I want.

Surprisingly it hasn't just been Christmas cards I've been creating lately. There is still a lot of demand for birthday cards, and wedding cards too, so you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that my blog won't be turning enitrely red, green and gold just yet.

Here is a card I created using a bunch of Silhouette cuts for a husband who is a big gamer! I thought I'd go all out and create a large controller to take centre stage on the front of the card.

I used my Paper Smooches Banners to create the sentiment above and below the large controller. I layered up some edged circles behind the whole design and I used papers from Echo Park for some boy-ish colours.

As for embellishments, I added a couple buttons, brads, liquid pearl and rhinestones. Oh, and the obligatory stars made their way into yet another male card from me. I cannot help myself! 

Thanks for stopping by today. xo

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Best Friends

Good morning guys! :) You're getting a post typed up in the moment this morning, there's a novelty. I quite like this off work lark! Although I'm not really managing to squeeze in much craft time, I'm still having a ball. It's just a treat to have a lie in past 6am! Hah.

So here's a little ickle card from me using some Mama Elephant goodness.

I coloured my little bunnies up with ProMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye Now and Then Dorothy. I created a simple little frame with some circle dies and added my bunnies to the front. I stamped a sentiment in MFT Hybrid Ink - Cotton Candy and added it to the bottom of the design. 

As for embellishments I raided my little £1 MMCS Embellishments box. I added a Resin Daisy Flower, a Medium Flower Button and a clear coloured gem. I then rediscovered some die cut sequins I had cut when I first for my MFT Die-namics Sequins die.

I hope you like my mini bang of colour this morning. Happy hump day! xo

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

It's SKETCH Time

Morning guys! :) I can't quite believe how quickly these fortnights are coming around.. but they're coming. Ahhh, it'll be wonderful winter and autumn before we know it! Yippeee..

Anywho, let's get down to what you came here for! My inspiration for you for this weeks challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers.

This week our lovely Lou has created a sketch for us all to play with!!

Here's my take on it.

I coloured her up to be in a little black dress with some bright pink accessories. I used some papers from My Minds Eye and added a lot of black, with my matting and ribbon.

An unusual combo for me with all of the pink, but I really like how it turned out. 

Be sure to stop by the Passion for ProMarkers blog and join in with the awesome sketch this week. Thanks for stopping by. xo

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Birthday Wishes

Morning guys! :) It's time for some My Mum's Craft Shop inspiration for you all today, in the form of some My Favorite Things goodies!!

Short and sweet post, as this is scheduled and I wanna get my butt to bed! 

I used the new Birthday Chalkboard Greetings stamp set to create the sentiment for the front of the card, which I stamped onto water colour paper I coloured with a wash of Distress Ink.

I then stamped and embossed some Sweet Roses and leaves and coloured those with some more Distress Inks before adding them to the bottom of the watercolour panel.

As a finishing touch, I added the watercolour panel to a slice of patterned paper from Echo Park We Are Family pack and added a bunch of Liquid Pearls in Onyx black around the outside.

I hope this encourages you to break out that collection of MFT I know you all have. Thanks for stopping by. xo

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Santa Baby

Mooorning! :) 

Time for some My Mum's Craft Shop inspiration for you all this morning.

I just know I'm gonna be colouring this little beauty up over and over this Christmas. I LOVE her dress and her cute little expression. Perfect for girls of all ages. I paired her up with some of last years Christmas papers from Echo Park.

I stamped and embossed a sentiment from MFT - Cheerful Christmas Greetings onto a piece of vellum and adhered it across the bottom of the image. Bam.

I added a bunch of liquid pearls, a hand made holly berry doodad and a bunch of buttons. Pretty CAS for me.. I think. 

That's all I got for ya today! I hope you've liked some of this Christmas in August! I really gotta get the ball rolling with my Christmas makes, so I hope you're prepared to see more over the next few months! Thanks for stopping by. xo

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