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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, 24 April 2014


There is just under a week left to enter our *TIME FOR TEA APRIL CHALLENGE COMPETITION!!*

If you haven’t entered already.. where have you been?! Under a rock?!

Have you SEEN the prizes up for grabs?!

The prize on offer for the lucky winner consists of 4 T4T Limited Edition set of clear stamps, the new range of T4T Treat bags & 2 digi stamps of your choice so you can crafting right away.

.. but our lovely Jo didn’t want to stop there, so she has included a 2nd prize too! This prize will consist of 2 of the Limited Edition T4T clear stamps sets of your choice as well as a T4T treat bag.

Really.. what are you waiting for?!

CREATE A BRAND NEW PROJECT featuring a Time for Tea Image or sentiment (you can include T4T @ Whimsy images too), and share it with us. Either via your Blog, by hitting the Follower button or add us via BlogLovin.

Be sure to head over to the original post HERE to share your creations with us. We all look forward to visiting! xo

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Classic Combo

Morning guys! :) Happy Hump Daaaaay!! These weeks are flying by, are they not?! Still can't quite believe it's April! Madness!!

So it's time for some more inspiration for My Mum's Craft Shop.

I wanted to keep this card clean, classic and simple. 

Black, white and KRAFT

I used a couple goodies from My Mum's Craft Shop

I added some wide organza ribbon and a little button threaded with some natural twine. 

Embossed the black cardstock with a quilted embossing folder from Xcut. 

Job done. LOVEEE!! :) 

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by. xo

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Hello, it's a SKETCH!!

Welcome guys! :) It's time for another Passion for ProMarkers challenge, and this time we've a sketch to play with - whipped up by our one and only Lou!

Here's the sketch she's created for us to work with.

I love it! There are so many possibilities. You can choose to leave it CAS or really go to town with embellishments. I went somewhere in between. 

I printed my Wryn - Spring Bling image from Tiddly Inks a little larger at almost 4.5", so that ended up taking up the majority of the card - but I had a blast colouring her. In fact, most of this image was coloured while I was camped out in the car waiting for my Mother's in the doctors. I never go anywhere without something to occupy my hands or brain..


I used a slice of waaay old paper from Echo Park for my green polka dots, then created an embossed panel for the top of my card using a Die'sire embossing folder called WISH. I've wanted to get my hands on this for AGES, but wasn't entirely convinced a 6x6" folder would go through my little ol' Cuttlebug. 

I was wrong. It fit like a glove!! WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?!

I added some Desert Sand Fireworks to the embossed portion and adhered them to my card base.

For the main panel, I matted Wryn onto a scalloped circle - another sheet of waaay old Echo Park from the same pack. I then thought I'd try and use up some of the bulging stash of paper flowers I seem to have acquired over the years. I picked out some peach pretties and attached them to the card using some rescused (from the bottom of a drawer, going to waste) brads.

Ohhh boy, am I using it up! :D Go mee!! Go mee!!

I thought the card needed a little button, so I picked this aqua one from my stash and attached it to the card using some natural twine from The Ribbon Girl (of which I have about 50cm left - told ya I was doing well) - and then went to town with some Cantaloupe and Bisque Liquid Pearls.

Jobs a good'n. 

Not 100% sure what happened to my photo - it looks a little washed out, the colours are more vibrant in real life. Perhaps my camera was having an off day. Yeah, an off day. My camera. We'll blame him. I like that!!

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Passion for ProMarkers BLOG and join in this week!! Who doesn't love a SKETCH, right? xo

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! :) 


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