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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, 2 January 2011

Christmas Crunch Sunday #1

Hidiho :). This is the first post in a series which will take place every Sunday, up 'til Sunday 11th December 2011. I plan on posting one or more Christmas cards (or Christmas-y related things) each week, both in order to serve as inspiration to visitors of my blog, as well as easing the stress of card making for Christmas in 2011. The more cards I make, the more I will have to hopefully sell and also give away for myself! I'm very excited about it all, so lets get started.

This is a digi stamp - Bentley with Poinsettia - he and his little kitten friend are coloured in with ProMarkers. I have used a slice of paper from Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather paper pack.

Here is a close up of the digi, you can see that on the kittens hat, the fluffy bits have been embellished with some Martha Stewart micro beads. The snowflakes have been cut with my Making Memories Slice and embellished with some Bo Bunny brads.

Can I just quickly say.. you see that ribbon? Took me about 10 minutes to get that looking as perfect as it does. I'm not one to blow my own trumpet, but it is perfect. Just totally perfect! :) Considering it is only one sided and I managed to get the polka dots showing on all the bits except the knot.. fannn-tastic!!

Solid cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft, AC - White
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather
Image: Bentley Bear - Bentley with Poinsettia
Brads: Bo Bunny - Holly Jolly Bodacious brads
Ribbon: Red Satin Polka Dot
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper, MM - Slice (Fa La La)
Miscellaneous: green fineliner, Martha Stewart - Crystal Microbeads

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Christmas Cards All Year Round - January Challenge - Anything Goes
× Wags 'n Whiskers - Challenge 42 - Snowflakes
× Karber Christmas Challenge - Challenge 5
× The Pink Elephant - Challenge #90 - Winter Wonderland
× Create with Connie & Mary Holiday Edition - 131 Theme Challenge - Let it Snow

Thats all for 'til next week! :) Thanks for stopping by. xo


  1. Hi Lou, popped over to say thanks for your lovely comment and to welcome you aboard! Thrilled to say that I am returning the compliment, I have signed up, and am having a nose round your wonderful work. See you soon! Hugs, Sxx

  2. gorgeous card Lou. Love that image and thanks for the inspiration
    hugs rozzy xx

  3. Awesome card Lou. Your bow certainly is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  4. This is a super card! The image is just adorable! And I am loving this layout! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. A lovely card, Lou. I am sure I will get plenty inspiration from you in the weeks to come. I certainly need it as my mojo has gone walkabout and needs to be found. Look forward to seeing a new creation every week

  6. Great card - your image is just adorable! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie and Mary.

  7. How sweet! That red bow just ties it all together! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

  8. Very cute image! Thanks for playing along with the Let it Snow challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

  9. Just adorable! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

  10. Image-cute as can be
    bow-wow! amazingly perfect-well worth the 10 minutes
    snowflakes-love 'em
    total=well done totally awesome card:)


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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