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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.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Congrats, It's a Girl!

Sorry it's been so quiet over here, again. I've been getting my Christmas on LARGE and have made over 30 cards this past week. I'm getting a little bit bored of the green and red (luckily I can throw some blue and purple into the mix) so I took a break on Saturday night to create this card for the new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers today! 

Oh Baby!!


I used the adorable Pushchair stamp from Lili of the Valley for my card. I bought this cutie a while back, but this is the first chance I've had to get her coloured up. I need my wrists slapped! I stamped the image in Angel Pink ink from Memento. I really think this LOTV images lend themselves well to the no line colouring technique.

I wanted to keep the colouring pretty neutral with only a pop of colour (for girl or boy) on her little hat and baby grow. I wasn't 100% sure of the papers I wanted to use either (which is very unusual for me, I rarely colour an image without matching it to papers first) - although it just turned out that the pink I had chosen matched perfectly with First Edition - Bird Song papers.

That's all from me tonight! Better bury my head back into Christmas before I hit the hay! Thanks for stopping by. xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Mr & Mrs Bennett

I'm popping in today to share my latest wedding card with you all.

I made this for a friend of a friend. I used a cut file from the Cameo store. LOVE the intricacy of this cut! It's only tiny, at about 3.5"x3.5" as it's cut from one strip of 12" paper. 


I cut the design from cream Bazzill cardstock and layered some black textured cardstock onto some gold mirri before tucking it under the intricate design. I then created a black wrap to keep the card shut, and embellished it with some gold ribbon and some gorgeous Petal Lu flowers.


I created a small box to give it in and used more of the gold ribbon from the wrap around to create a little bow to keep the box base and lid together. Job done.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Musings

Mornnninnng! 

Today I'm sharing my latest notebook design with you all. I created this notebook for one of my wonderful customers. The lady wanted a place to leave her thoughts and musings! 

I used an adorable digi stamp from Some Odd Girl! 


The lady wanted a muted colour scheme, with pinks and creams. So I kept the focus on the pretty patterned papers from My Minds Eye and the image which I coloured with ProMarkers. 

I created the sentiment using Milo's ABCs from Lawn Fawn and added it on top of a die cut heart. I addeda couple more die cut hearts to the design, stitched some buttons and added breads, pearls and sequins to finish everything off.

I know I always say I'm not a fan of pink, but every project I create using pink.. I lean towards it more and more. Still not my favourite though! xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

60th Birthday

Morning guys! I've kinda fell off the blogging wagon of late, oops! I really have no excuse, so.. let's get cracking. This morning I'm gonna share my biggest card yet. This was my first 8"x8" card that I made for a lovely lady at work. 


I created the large 60 using my trusty Cameo then added embellishments around it to suit the recipient. 

This lady always brings the most yummy cakes into work, so this little Me To You Bear with her little pinny and pile of cupcakes was perfect for the card. I added a large doily and some pretty organza ribbon.

I then raided my flower box for a couple small flowers to cluster in a couple areas. I then added some Liquid Pearls and boom, done.

I thought I'd have trouble filling such a large space. All I could think about was.. wow, people make scrapbook pages this size! Hah! Stoopid.

I hope you like what you see. Thanks for stopping by. xo

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Warmest Winter Wishes

Morning guys! :)

It's time for a new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers.

This week we wanna see your feminine makes! 

MAKE IT FEMININE

I wanted to go against the grain a little, so I opted out of pink and frilly. Instead I went with blue and texture. I hear ya, I hear ya! ..but I took some inspiration from a gorgeous photo I came across while scouring Pinterest! 

Glamorous Hollywood style tufted headboard against floral and branch wall covering.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/474918723177846146/

I loved the colours and the texture in this photo. So I used this as my starting point to create this card. I wanted to create a winter card, so I used the gorgeous Super Cute Hat from Time for Tea Designs.

I really wanted to practice my hair, as I feel like I've let it slip after concentrating on folds and creases for so long, so this was the perfect image for that. This took me almost three hours to colour up - good job I wasn't in a race.


I added an embossed panel to a kraft mat before layering a doily and my image on top. I then added a strip of snowflake paper from LOTV and edged it with some loopy trim. I then dug out some die cut vellum snowflakes and attached them by stitching white buttons over the top.

I added my sentiment from Amy R Stamps before looping some white cord around and around and tucking it under the image panel. I adhered it with glue dots and kept fiddling until I like how it looks. I really like how that turned out - I'm glad I've now found a use for all the colours of cord I seem to have sitting in my stash that go unloved! 

To finish the card off I added a sprinkling of Doodlebug sequins here and there to match the doily which I also sprayed silver with my Fireworks (although you can't really tell from the photo, it's super shiny IRL).

That was that! I hope I've inspired you to think a little more outside the box with this challenge. 

Be sure to stop by the Passion for ProMarkers blog to see what other amazing girls have come up with! xo

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