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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.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Welcome, Little One.

A nip and a punch for the first of the month boys and girls. I can't quite believe it's September, but it is. It's got me thinking that I really need to pull my finger out and get cracking with my Christmas cards. As of yet I've made about 5, which just isn't good enough! Hah.

Anywho, it's time for a new challenge over at My Mum's Craft Shop
We wanna see those punches and dies being put to good use!


I began with an adorable bunny from Mama Elephant Honey Bunny
I coloured her up with my Warm Greys to create a little white bunny.
I then cut her out using the co-coordinating dies.

I then decided to sit the little bunny on a bed of flowers, and the Laurels set from Avery Elle was perfect for this. I began by die cutting a bunch of the flowers and four of the leaf fronds with the coordinating dies before stamping in Memento Bamboo Leaves, Spearmint, Cotton Candy and Grout Grey Hybrid Inks from MFT.

I finished the card by layering the design on top of a slice of paper from Echo Park - We Are Family, which I had punched using the Tonic Boot Punch - Edger 2 before adhering everything to the cardbase and stamping a sentiment using Lawn Fawn - Milo's ABCS.

Be sure to stop by the My Mum's Craft Shop Blog DAILY for inspiration and updates on new goodies! :) xo



Saturday, 30 August 2014

10th Anniversary

There has been a lot of weddings and anniversaries happening lately, and I love it. One of my favourite cards to design are wedding and anniversary cards. BOOM!

I got a request off a lovely lady to create a card based on her friends favourite artist Doug Hyde. The couple who've been together 10 years (can we have an aahhhh *aaahhhh*) love this artists work and the lady commissioning the card provided me with a bunch of Doug Hydes work. I eventually went with this design, as it spoke to me the most.

http://www.doughyde.com/collections/limited-editions/feed/1/ZHYD210

I wanted to create a card using this image as my inspiration. Here's what I came up with. I gotta say, I LOVED creating this card. Like LOVED! I didn't wanna stop. It was such a fun process from start to finish.. and because of this card I've starting pinning more 'inspiration' pictures on Pinterest for the times when my mojo is running a little dry.. which doesn't happen often.. but when it happens.. it's bad.


I die cut a whole bunch of hearts (I discovered I wasn't short of heart dies), inked the edges and curled them before I laid them on the card in a pleasing wreath shape. I then used silicone glue to adhere them so as not to lose the dimension. 

I added a large sentiment panel which I stamped and silver embossed using Lawn Fawn alpha stamps and added it to a black scalloped oval before adding it to the centre of the wreath. 

To tie everything together I added a few black embellishments, including some Black Onyx Liquid Pearls (which I only recently got *yipppeee* - I love the stuff), some hearts and a couple brads and buttons, you know, the usual. I coulda kept going with sequins and all that jazz, but I didn't wanna take away from the hearts, which I also sprayed with London Fog Fireworks.


 I wish the couple another 10 happy years together! :) Thanks for stopping by today guys, I hope this card has provided you with some inspiration to look at stuff differently. xo

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

So Sentimental

Good morning guys! :) It's time for some new inspiration from me using products you can find at My Mum's Craft Shop! This week it's a whole load of stamping from me, using a couple various stamp sets, some ProMarker colouring and absolutely NO patterned paper in sight. I KNOW!! Let's get to it.


A super simple card for me, but it's one of my fave makes for a long while. It may not look as detailed as my usual makes, but it still took a good couple hours. I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to placement, colours, everything. Hah!!

I used a pretty new set from My Favorite Things for the main sentiment.
I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment three times in Blue Raspberry Hybrid ink, also from MFT, near the top of the card. I then masked that section off to stamp my details around it.

I grabbed my Bokeh Builder set from MFT and stamped the striped circles in Blue Raspberry, Cotton Candy and Spearmint Hybrid ink both above and below the senitment.

To finish it off I just had to use those little birdies from Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine. I stamped the little string a couple times above and below the sentiment (while still having it masked off) with Grout Gray Hybrid Ink for a place to sit my little birdies. I stamped two of them (one to look down and the other to look up) and coloured them with my ProMarkers. To add a little extra dimension to that card I cut their bodies out and adhered them with dimensionals after stamping their legs on the string.

As a finishing touch I added a sprinkling of some white Doodlebug sequins. Done. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to check by the My Mum's Craft Shop BLOG for daily inspiration using the new products available at the SHOP. xo

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

First Day

Hey guys! :) Some Tiddly Inks goodness for ya today. This is the adorable Wryn, sitting a top a pile of books.

One of my lovely regulars wanted a card to give to her little girl for her first day of school and this image was perfect. She also requested butterflies and books and a whole load of pink. Here's what I came up with.


I used some papers from My Minds Eye, some cardstock from Hero Arts and Bazzill and went to work decorating the card front. 

I used some Lawn Fawn alphas to create the custom sentiment. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in Rose Bud ink onto some more of the My Minds Eye patterned paper. 

I cut some butterflies on my Cameo and added some Distress Inks in matching colours to create a watercolour look to them. I then added them around the card, including one on top of the knot with a button threaded through.

As for the rest of the card I added my usual buttons and liquid pearls as well as raiding my stash of Wild Orchid Craft flowers (which have sat neglected for a while). 

For a girl who doesn't really like pink, I always love the cards I make using the colour! LOL! Thanks for stopping by guys. xo

Sunday, 24 August 2014

23.08.14

Morning guys! It's a sad, sad day today. It's my last day off work, and the thought of my alarm ringing tomorrow morning is almost reducing me to tears. Never the less, I still have this entire Sunday to enjoy.

I was asked by a lady at work to create a wedding card for a couple who tied the knot yesterday. I can't say no to a pretty wedding card, plus she let me run with the colours and the design however I wanted, which is always fun.


I went with a popular (right now) colour of teal. I eventually got to use my Paperchase ribbon on a project. Yaaay!! I hand stamped their names and date using a Lawn Fawn alpha set in Versamagic and clear embossed it to give it a glossy look.

I added a whole bunch of Petal Lu goodness to the bottom left corner, along with buttons, sequins, and brands. As for the black textured panel, I embossed it using a gorgeous embossing folder which I just know I'll get getting a lot of use from. 

That's all I got for ya today! Keep me in your thoughts tomorrow on my first day back! I'll be sobbing inside! LOL! Thanks for stopping by. xo

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