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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.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Paper Sundaes First Birthday Celebration & Blog Hop

This is my second post of the night, sorry for jamming your feed! LOL. I just wanted to get them all posted before I start again tomorrow.

Hey everyone. Life at home is becoming a bit hectic of late. Why is it that months of nothingness and quiet can go by, then everything happens at once? I'm back to uni soon and a lot of stuff is happening at home with my boyfriends family. Yikes. Thats why I'm so glad that I can have time to just shut myself in my room and craft - forget about everything else, even for just a few hours. Anyway, you didn't come here to hear about that..


I'm pretty new to Paper Sundaes, I think I have only ever entered one of their challenges. But.. they are now celebrating their first birthday, and BOY!! are they doing it in style. They have an array of sponsors from LOTV to Paper Makeup Stamps to Tickled Pink Stamps, excited? Go check it out -->HERE<--

They also have an extra special challenge - they would like you to show them your fave challenge from the past year. So I had a nosey through the archive, only to come up with about 7 faves! LOL. I have tried to narrow it down as much as possible, but have incorporated a few challenges into my card - I hope that's ok ladies!

× Paperpiecing - I have paper pieced that adorable umbrella, and her pockets
× Stitching - Faux stitching around the outside of the card. I'm a big fan of both real and faux stitching - I find it hard to make a card without one or the other!! LOL
× Something New -  MFT Pure Innocence - My Umbrella stamp (not a new release but its new to me, and I {love} her!!)

For this card I followed the Mojo Sketch for this week.
× Mojo Monday 174.

I would also like to enter this card into Papertake Weekly Challenge
× Ribbons & Pearls

Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft, Rymans 200gsm white coated cardstock
Patterned paper: Basic Grey - Pyrus
Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence - My Umbrella
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Nesties - standard circles large
Embellishments: Prima orange pearls, 15mm satin orange ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Tools: 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch
Misc: brown fineliner, ProMarkers

As well as the challenge they are also hosting a blog hop. If you go on over to their site you will see the rules around it and the list of blogs in the order you have to visit to piece together the secret sentence. Leave them a lot of love over at their blogs and you could be in with a chance of winning their blog candy too..

Exciting times I must say. You have until 22nd Jan to finish the challenge and complete the blog hop. Good luck everyone, and have fun. xo


  1. A gorgeous card. So fresh and fun.

  2. Very nice card - like the way you've coloured the image and love the colours. Mary G

  3. Your cards is absolutely darling. I'm sure it would be just the thing to make anyone feel better.

  4. So gorgeous Lou, perfect to make someone feel better, and your paper piecing on the umbrella is fabulous! Hugs Sxx

  5. Fantastic! Great colors and I love how you paper pieced the umbrella!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  6. fabulous card. i love it xx

  7. Your card is fabulous! You said you are new to us...well I hope you play more often because I'd love to see more of your delightful creations! This card is just right up my alley and you used some of my FAVORITE techniques!

    Thank you so much for joining us in our birthday celebration this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa

  8. Adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week!
    hugs, Sharon

  9. Fantastic ribbon are used in this paper card,nice image but I have been suggested that you are attached a roses image on the paper card....
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    plastic card ideas


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

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