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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, 24 January 2011

Pear Tree Designs - Challenge #33 - Blue

Hey all, thanks for visiting me today. If you stopped by to see my earlier post for my DT card over at Lexi's Creation's you will know that today is my first day back at uni after weeks. Like.. weeks.. off for Christmas and New Year. I think I've forgotton the whole routine. The biggest challenge is going to be getting to bed and waking up at a decent time. Because I have been off for so long its really knocked my sleeping patterns. Anyway..

Well done to last weeks winner of Challenge #33 - Paula (email entry). Today over at PTD the challenge is 'Blue', you can create anything you like.. aslong as it relates blue - interpret that how you wish. 

The sponsor this week is Cardmadfairy's Creations, they offer a gorgeous range of digis and their blog is very inspirational, with loads of hints and tips. Why not pop on over and take a look? For my card I have used one of their digis called 'Butterfly'. The winner of this weeks challenge will recieve x3 digi images of their choice from Craftmadfairy's Creations.

Here is what I came up with:

I'm loving the butterfly digi - its really versatile. It looks so delish in blue. I decided to take the challenge quite literally, and make the whole card.. BLUE!!.. with a few hints of silver here and there. I don't know why but one of the staples looks rusty.. trust me, its not. Strange how photos can twist things, LMBO!

This is my first ever easel card, its only 3.75" square, but that is all this image called for. I printed it onto Rymans 200gsm white coated cardstock and cut it into a simple rectangle. I then took a 3/4" circle punch and took out the corners - it sort of imitates a ticket shape, I like it - it adds something different to the image. I ripped some Not Quite Navy SU! cardstock along on edge and attatched a strip to the top and bottom of the main image. I added a little stitching - both real and faux to define the clean lines.

The sentiment is from Basic Greys 'What a Pear' stamp set, I have embossed it in silver. I added some velvet scalloped ribbon from My Minds Eye Lush Collection in BLUE!! to keep the card standing up right. I added a tiny die cut from my nesties Labels Two in order to write a sentiment. I finished the card off with some corner rounding, some little staples and a few BLUE!! pearls from Prima.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - #32
× If The Shoe Fits - Fashionista Friday - #63 - You've Got A Friend

× Creative Inspirations Paint - Shades of your favourite colour

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope this card has given you some inspiration to get started with yours. xo

P.S Can I just apologise to those people of blogs who I didn't manage to get around to last week - we had a crazy amount of entries.

*EDIT* I now don't start back at uni until Wednesday, due to another emergency change of timetable.


  1. STUNNING!! I love it, I need that stamp!

  2. gorgeous card
    hugs linda dekker

  3. Stunning card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. Hi Lou i love the card! it's gorgeous!

  5. Stunning card! I love your new year's resolutions and feel the same - impulse buying of supplies is my addiction too! But I love paper and tools! I just became a follower and would love it if you follow me too! I'm fairly new to challenges.

    Mama LoveBug

  6. Gorgeous card! That butterfly is beautiful and I love the sentiment
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  7. gorgeous butterfly! love the blue! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe! (and so did not intend to rhyme that! LOL!)

  8. Beautiful butterfly, thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

  9. Great creation! very colorful!
    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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

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