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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.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Get Well Soon..

and my friend Janome..

Hey friends.. thanks for stopping by tonight, I have a few things to show you before the card, so if you just want to see the card and not the other pictures and waffle scroll down to my line.

First of all, let me introduce you to Janome Sew Mini..

My new best friend. Ahhh but for how long? I hear you asking.. well.. for aslong as he keeps ticking over for me. Hes a beaut, I won him for just over £36 on eBay, bargain!! I have used him around 3-4 times, and hes totally perfect. I am by no means a pro sewer - but he caters to my needs! Hes so delish and I can choose between straight and zig zag stitches!! :)

So keep your eyes peeled for cards coming up with machine stitching on soon!! I have made a couple - one is a DT card and another is quite a simple 'Thinking of You' card.

I placed another order with The Ribbon Girl - I couldn't help myself, and their prices and customer service is unbeatable!!

I got some twill tape, a few meters of seam binding and some more colours of bakers twine - along with a few metres of other delicous-ness! :) I love the way they send the parcel - its just like a little birthday present, all wrapped up in tissue paper and tied with ribbon.

Ohhhh, and while I remember - I got sent a present from Cardmaking and Papercraft for sending an email which got published in issue 80 something - the exact copy escapes me.

Some gorgeous Popcorn the Bear stamps. How cute is the little duck? I haven't got any wedding style stamps - so these are a welcome gift!


Now.. onto the card, which is probably what you came here for..

This is a card my Mam asked me to make for a male friend of hers who is poorly.

The bakers twine at the bottom was threaded through some large eyelets, I think it looks really effective - simple and understated enough to be on a masculine card. No images - as I didn't really have one that suited - so I went with a super sized sentiment instead. I love this woodgrain patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket - I'm running out.

My Mam wanted a lot of people to sign it so I added an insert to give people more room. I hope he likes it and the bright colours cheer him up!

I hope you like it!! If you would like a list of supplies please don't hesitate to ask.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Lothian Crafts Online - Challenge 10 - Anything Goes
× The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges #5 - Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of your night. xo


  1. what a gorgeous creation,

    i have birthday candy on my blog if you want to pop by have a look

    hugs sandra xxx

  2. I have a little present for you on my blog xxx

  3. Lots of lovely new stash to play with, and from your card I can see you have already started, lol. Fabulous. Enjoy your goodies. Hugs Tracy x


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

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