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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.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Cosmic Shimmer

So a while back now, I decided to give Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigments a go..

For those of you interested, I bought the Spray Set 13- Garden Floral. The Golden Malachite had my heart from the moment I set my eyes on it! 


I decided to keep the designs pretty simple. I used a couple stamps from Paper Smooches Botanicals 2 and a Lawn Fawn Mother's Day sentiment. 

I stamped the pretty leaves and flowers in Versamark and went over the wet ink with the colour of my choice using the little brush that comes in the set. I then set the whole design with a couple mists of water before stamping my sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

All a learning curve for me, but I definitely enjoyed my first attempt! 

The photos do the shimmer absolutely NO justice - it's something that's gotta be seen IRL!

Fun. :)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

First Mother's Day..

Okay. Okay.

You'll be OVERJOYED to discover the Mother's Day creations are drawing to an end.

I promise.


This was a commissioned card from one of my lovely regulars. It was her sisters first Mother's Day with her new baby, so she was after something to celebrate that. She wanted pink and girly and as soon as my Rachelle Anne Miller CD dropped through my door I knew these images would be perfect!! 

I picked out the cute little bunnies, printed them a few times and layered them up. I then used some new My Minds Eye papers to jazz the card up along side my white embossed panel which I had spritzed with some Rose Bud Fireworks. 

Lastly I added the very personalised sentiment using some Lawn Fawn alpha stamps, added a large pink bow and a sprinkling of Dew Drops and Liquid Pearls. Very cute, even if I do say so myself! :) 

xo

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

You're a Lifesaver

Happy Hump Day!!

I'm back with some more inspiration using products from My Mum's Craft Shop today!! :)

Sit back and enjoy this incredibly short blog post!


So I used some Neenah Solar White cardstock.
A bunch of inks - Memento Dew Drops and Versafine
.. and THIS awesome Wicked Nauticool stamp set from Paper Smooches,

I mean.. come on?! Cool no?!

I did challenge myself to use no patterned paper, but I couldn't help myself.. and these Paper Smooches sets lend them so well to paper piecing. I used an older My Minds Eye set with loads of scraps left.

Be sure to stop by the blog each day for more inspiration! :) xo

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Nanna, on Mother's Day

Morning guys! :) Let's make this another quick one.

I made a card similar to this last year with a big 'MUM' as the focus. This time round I adapted, and used a bolder colour palette. 


I cut NANNA on my Cameo and added an outline. I used Lawn Fawn stamps to create the rest of the sentiment and a Paper Smooches banner which I fussy cut myself. 

As for embellishments, I brought out my Papermania paper flowers, some Hobby House buttons and some gorgeous lilac ribbon from The Ribbon Girl. I finished off the card with a sprinkling of Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

Lovely jubly. :) 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Mother's Wreath

Well, it's a sad, sad story - but alas.. a fortnight has passed since Mother's Day.. and I'm still filling your eyes with Mother's Day creations. I'm so sorry! Only a few more to go though.. LOL! Maybe I shoulda started posting them a little earlier - my bad. I shall take this into consideration for next year.. promise!!


This was a card I designed for the boys Mother on Mother's Day. A gorgeous wreath with squiggly flowers, cut on my Cameo of course! ;) I embossed the white background with a quilted pattern, added a sentiment using Clearly Besotted and Paper Smooches stamps and voila. Done! :) 

xo

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