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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.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Gift of the season

Morning guys! 

I've been spending the weekend getting my Christmas on, and this was one of my makes using a gorgeous new Tiddly Inks Fairy! I think I have eventually, gently, gradually started the ball rolling! I managed to get a couple more images coloured up, so I'm hoping to get those made up into cards over the coming weekend too.

So this card is for the new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers

This week the challenge is MAKE IT DIGITAL

We wanna see you use your digital products! Digi images, digi papers - whip it all up together and show us what you got!! Here's what I came up with using Willow The Greeting Fairy from Tiddly Inks.

I cut the case base and the layers on my Cameo and using both Bazzill papers and cardstock. I added a sentiment from Amy R which I stamped and embossed using Love Letter Memento Luxe. As a final touch I added some Xcut vellum snowflakes with some rhinestones and liquid pearls. Boom! 

Thanks for stopping by today guys. Be sure to stop by the blog to check out the DTs awesome makes and the prizes up for grabs for the lucky winner. xo

Monday, 15 September 2014

3D it LARGE!

Monday, Monday! This is my last week at work before my last week off for the year! I do suffer such a hard life! LOL!! 

I'm back with you all to share another commission with you all.

This card pushed me outside my comfort zone just a teeny weeny bit! I decided I would try and 3D the image! The photos are crap (as a result of my poooor photography skills), and it doesn't really manage to show how much dimension I managed to achieve with some fussy cutting, paper curling and a ton of silicone glue.

I used papers from My Minds Eye - bright and colourful was order of the day - I added a whole bunch of orange and pink goodness.

This design is *hopefully* going to live in a shadow box, so I made sure to really layer all of the elements up. For example, I created a double bow, added a ticket and then the age on top of the knot. I tucked in a bunch of paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to the little gaps after I had stitched a few buttons to the design here and there.

I love these kinda cards, with everything going on for a few reasons. 1. I get to spend loads of time faffing (my favourite bit) 2. I get to use up a tonne of stash (which I am slowly getting better at) and 3. I *hope* it sets my cards aside from the rest, from the embellishments I choose to how I lay them out on the card.

This is definitely something I'd like to try again. It's a lot more time consuming, and for a girl who takes a good few hours to just colour a standard flat image, that's a tall order - but I love how it turned out! 

I'd love to enter this card into these challenges:
- Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
- Alphabet Challenge - P for Pretty Petals
- Wags 'n Whiskers - For the Girls
Kenny K - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by. xo

Sunday, 14 September 2014

1st Birthday

Sunday, Sunday! *love*

Sundays are usually always set aside for crafting time. In between house work and getting ready for my week ahead at work of course (boring ironing). So I can't wait to get stuck in this afternoon.

Today I'll be working on a wedding card with a truck load of purple pearls, some eye candy for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and some of the new images released from That Craft Place. My replacement ProMarkers eventually arrived yesterday. Yipppeeee!!

This morning I'm sharing another commission with you guys. This time it was for a little boys 1st birthday! I went a little OTT with the embellishments on this card, for it being male themed and all. I still kinda like it.

I used some baby papers from Echo Park, as the lovely who ordered this card had requested these colours after seeing a notebook I had previously made with them. I added some Rock Candy Stickles to the 1 and 'Oliver' both of which I cut on the Cameo before leaving to dry and adding a few buttons and the usual froofroo. 

Off to tidy my bedroom/craft desk before I get stuck back in again! I always gotta start with a blank canvas. xo

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Little Pixie

Evening guys! 

After a jam packed day with the boyo, I've eventually sat on my butt for long enough to get a friendship bracelet started (a design I pinned over at Pinterest a couple days ago) and this blog post finished! Yaaaay. 

This is one of my lastest commissions from a lovely lady who ordered a whole bunch of cards in one go. I loved packing them all up with the pretty tissue paper and washi tape, the size of the parcels was hilarious. The lady at the Post Office wasn't a fan of me once I'd finished.. but that's neither here nor there.

This is the gorgeous Dandelion Fairy from Some Odd Girl, although a few girls over on my FB page have referred to her as a pixie, I think I like that!

I coloured her using bold, bright colours to match my papers from Echo Park, then went crazy adding a whole load of embellishment, including ribbon, buttons, paper flowers, beads and liquid pearls!! I cut an 8 on my Cameo, added part of the sentiment to a Paper Smooches banner and the rest of the sentiment down the right hand side of the design.

I hope the little girl loves this sweet, colourful pixie as much as I do! :) 

I'm off to add more knots to my bracelet before my eyes give up on me. Nighty, night guys. xo

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Christmas Letters

Morning guys! Happy Thursday.

It's time for a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and we have the best theme ever for ya! Anything Goes! :)

This little cutie has been coloured up since the beginning of August, and she has sat patiently waiting. I used a digi for my card, but this beauty is available in red rubber HERE.

I coloured her up in pretty neutral blues and beige and BAM with the red post box. This is just a lickle 5" card, so it didn't leave a lot of room for froofroo, although I still managed to squeeze some on.

I added a sentiment from Amy R Stamps which I embossed and cut using and Xcut die before adding it to my card with brads. The gorgeous organza ribbon and jewel button are from The Ribbon Girl, and I finished the design off with some vellum snowflakes and little red rhinestones.

Here's a close up of this cutie! I love her outfit. 

Thanks for stopping by today! xo

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