About Me

My Photo
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.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

YAY! It's your BIRTHDAY!

Morning guys! July is almost through, can you believe it?! 

It's a nip and a punch for the first of the month, what is it for the last day?! LOL!

I'm popping in to share some My Mum's Craft Shop inspiration with you all today. This weeks theme is KIDS BIRTHDAYS

Little kids birthday cards are always fun to create. There are a bunch of little kids images out there, it was hard to choose!!

In the end I went up with The Hobby House Toppers - When I Grow Up.

I LOVE her chubby little legs and the shoes she's pinched from her mam! 

I stamped a couple sentiments from Amy R - Great Birthday Greetings and die cut them with some circle dies. I added them to my card and built up my embellishments around them.

I added a couple buttons, liquid pearls, stickles and some Rhinestone Hearts to finish up this card. I'm all about the froofroo for finishing touches.

Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to pop by the blog for daily inspiration from the awesome DT girls! xo

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Gamer Cuz

I'm back again with another gamer card! You guys always compliment me when I create boy and male cards, so here's another one for you to hopefully draw some inspiration from.

I created this card for my little (or not so little anymore) cousin who has his 12th birthday earlier this month. As soon as I seen this image released over at Saturated Canary I just knew I had to have it! He's gonna come in so useful, I just know it. 

I've been creating a couple gate fold cards recently, and it's gotten me outta a 6x6 square rut, so this time I decided to try a.. whatever this kinda card is called? The front panel has been folded in half back on itself and the image panel now completes the other half of the front of the card. I've made that sound so super technical, but really, it's super simple.

I used papers from My Mind's Eye, a bunch of Lawn Fawn stamps and some Cameo cuts.

Buttons, brads, pearls and stickles finish this card off. xo

Friday, 25 July 2014

Gamer Guy

Happy Friday, guys! 

I'm popping in to share one of my latest commissions for a young lad who turned 16 earlier in the month. He is mad into his xBox, so this image from Kenny K was perfect.

I coloured him up to match my papers from My Minds Eye. I roughed the edges of the papers and layered them onto some black and then yellow cardstock.

I added some large ric rac which I attached with mini staples which I also used to keep my curled paper in place. I added some die cut yellow stars which I added some black sparkle embossing paste to through a star stencil.

I cut a large 16 on my cameo, hand stamped and embossed the sentiment and die cut with a speech bubble die and added all of the elements to the card. As finishing touches I added my usual buttons, brads and liquid pearls.

Job done. :) 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hello Tag

Yikes! This photo has really made me think about my photography skills - they're crap! Hah. I keep blagging my way through the photos for my blog - I think things have gotta change.. including the backdrop I use to photograph my cards. I've been tryna find one of those little vintage flower frogs too, but no such luck (unless I'm willing to spend £10+, which I'm not), to help set the scene with my cards too, but not to worry. It's not life or death. 

Waffle aside, it's time for a new free theme this week over at My Mum's Craft Shop. Every fortnight Kitty lets us use whatever products we want from My Mum's Craft Shop to showcase whatever project we want. 

This week I chose to create a cute little tag, which could be used to adorn a little gift, or it could be added to a card base for a quick and easy card! :) 

First off I started with some yummy Kraft cardstock from Docrafts.
I used Die-namics Pierced Traditional Tag STAX from My Favorite Things to create my card base. I then used a Paper Smooches Topper Die to create the little cut out to thread the twine through.

As for decorating the tag, I used one set from Avery Elle - Laurels and the matching dies. SUPER easy!! I stamped the flowers with some NEW Hybrid Ink from My Favorite Things in Cotton Candy and Blue Raspberry.

A SUPER easy project, using some cute new stamps and matching dies to make it even easier. I hope you like it. Be sure to stop by the BLOG each day to catch up with the awesome DT girls work. xo

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Summer Lovin'

Morning guys! :) I can't quite believe how fast this month is zooming by - it's almost AUGUST! Yikes!!

It's time for another challenge from us over at Passion for ProMarkers - and Team 1 are showcasing another bunch of SUMMER makes! Be sure to stop by the BLOG when you're done here to check out the girls work and to have a gander at the prize up for grabs!!

This week we wanna see..


Here's a card I whipped up using the beautiful Cali Girl from Saturated Canary which I have to admit to buying a long time ago.. and I have only just got around to colouring her up for this card. I'm such a digi hoarder! I keep telling myself *it's okay, they never go off* - really gotta sort myself out.

So, some of you may remember THIS card I posted last week with a gate fold, you probably seen it coming.. but I just had to try it again. It makes my brain think a little bit harder with re. to where I can place my sentiments and embellishments.

I coloured Cali Girl with my ProMarkers to match my summer papers from Carta Bella which I hardly used last year.. so I'm tryna use them up this year! I used some Amy R stamps to create my sentiment and layered it up on top of a mini card from the paper pack and a die cut pinking circle.

I die cut a bunch of vellum clouds and added them to the image panel. I then cracked open the little envelope of gifted orange buttons I recieved from my wonderful crafty friend Debbi and added a couple of those around about the design. 

I hate any of my workings showing on the inside of my card, so I'm always super careful about where I position brads and buttons (I always stitch my buttons to my cards) before adhering anything down, that way the recipient will never know how things are stuck down and it will look way neater.

As always I finished the the whole design off with a bunch of liquid pearls, sequins and stickles. 

Thank you for popping by today guys. Be sure to check out the work from the awesome Passion for ProMarkers DT girls over at the blog! Get some inspiration for the Summer Lovin' theme, and join in! xo

Search My Blog


My Fellow Craft-o-Holic Followers

Total Pageviews