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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.

Friday, 7 January 2011


I have been up since 6:45 this morning, purely out of choice. As I wanted to get ahead crafting-wise and make sure I was up to date (as far as I can be) with DT creations, I also had a request for a birthday card from my Mam, and there was a few challenges I wanted to enter, so I had to make a card for those too.. I ain't gonna show you them all today, that would be silly. I'll stagger the pictures out over a couple of days so you don't get sick of this one post! LOL. I have just now finished up - so I shall try and make this a quick one.. I need a break! But then after a break comes.. you guessed it. Uni work. Joy..

Here is the card I'm showing you today..

I have used some American Crafts - Dear Lizzy design paper cut with my Slice into a square with a postage stamp edge as a background to my stamped image, as well as some Pretty in Pink cardstock from SU! which I have embossed using Sizzix - Basic Grey: Plaid embossing folder. I have had that red ribbon lying around for ages, it was just long enough to fit onto a 5.5" card with a cute little bow.

The stamped image is Fleur Anya from The Greeting Farm - I love their images, they are so easy to colour and look so bloomin' cute!!

I added some buttons down the left hand side and threaded one with some pink embroidery floss - in keeping with the colour combo and also following a CCMC sketch.

I finished the card off with some red faux stitching around the outside of the basecard - simply with a red fine gel pen.

It has been icy/rainy/miserable and cold here today, but hey, I always moan when its hot, so I ain't complaining now. I've had a great day of crafting - and have hopefully got it all out of my system long enough for me to finish up assignments over the weekend!!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Colour Create #61 - Pink, red & white
× Do you stack up #1 - Cute as a button - their first ever challenge, with 13 prizes up for grabs, hop on over now..
× Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #146 - Out with the old
× CCMC - 132 - Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you get to enjoy a more exciting night than me! xo


  1. This is so adorable! The image is so sweet! Great job on the sketch challenge! Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Lovely card - such a sweet image and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.m Hope to see you again next week!!

  3. Wow this is gorgeous Lou...I love the GF images too and your colouring is fab! Have a good weekend...hugs Shelly x

  4. Wonderful and Precious !!!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU,

  5. what an adorable creation.. I love the way you used your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


  6. really great card! thanks so much for sharing with us at DYSU!

  7. lovely card, great colours too
    thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge blog


  8. Oh it's so cute. The image is adorable, great colouring to! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. Cute card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

  10. So very cute! Great colours and a wonderful choice of image. Thanks for playing at Create with Connie and Mary.

  11. Hi Lou,

    This is just gorgeous I love how you've added the ribbon. I haven't seen that embossing folder before - it looks great. Such a beautiful image and colouring too.

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create Challenge!

    Sharon x

  12. that's just sooo sweet

    Kitten DYSU team

  13. Love your textures and pen detail! Thanks for sharing at Do You Stack Up this week!

  14. Love the faux stitching! Your card is adorable! Thanks for playinw with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  15. Great coloring and I also love your "craft resolutions"! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie & Mary!

  16. The little girl is just adorable! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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

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