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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.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Thanks, for being my friend

Evening everyone. Glad you could stop by. I have a card to show you today, that I made to enter into three challenges, I will list them later. I decided to give myself a day off today, as I managed to finish up assignment number 2 of 3 at about half past two this morning. I made this card along with a few others for my Christmas Crunch Sunday series.. they will be posted in due course. The second installment was posted today, you can find it here.

Here is the card I have to share today:

I used a stamp set from October Afternoon that I bought aaaages ago. I don't know why its taken me so long to use it, isn't he cute? He has a little doggy friend, and a kite and a cloud and loadsa other little bits along with him in the stamp set. See the supplies list for the name of it.

I stamped the boy, the dog and the kite and kite tales in Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I coloured his hair using SU! close to cocoa ink and a copic colourless blender pen. I love the texture is has given, it sorta looks like strands of hair as opposed to a big block of colour with shading. I highlighted his freckles with a pastel pink PM and grounded the boy and dog with some Moss PM to look like grass.

I thought I would paper piece the kite to make it look a little different. I like the results. There was no fussy cutting involved, just simple straight lines, hehe. I love this patterned paper for boy/man cards, as its not totally childlike, and I think oranges and blues always work well on male cards.

Cardstock: Bazzill - Cream textured
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Lil' Man
Stamp: October Afternoon - Kite Tales, Hero Arts - Anytime Messages, Hero Arts - Friends
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa, SU! Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue
ProMarkers: Skin - Vanilla, Blush, Pastel Pink. Clothes - Mango, Peach, Cornflower, Denim Blue, Blender Pen. Shoes - Mango, Cool Grey 1. Grass - Moss
Tools: Making Memories - Slice (Fa La La) Fiskars - Apron Lace Border Punch, SU! Small Tag Punch, WRMK - Corner Chomper
Miscellaneous: Distress Stickles - Faded Jeans, Copic Colourless Blender, brown fineliner

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Passion for ProMarkers - Week 81 - Thank you theme
× Kraftin' Kimmie - Challenge 60 - Time to unwind
× Sugar Creek Hollow - January Sketch Challenge

Thats all for today. Its back to the grind tomorrow - I'm going to attempt assignment 3 of 3. Wish me luck!!


  1. Adorable card!!! Love the colors!

  2. What a fabulous card for a guy. I love the papers you have chosen and the paper piecing on the kise is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and you have captured the sketch beautifully. I hope you will come back and visit us again next week.

  3. What a great card! Love your take on the sketch and thanks for playing along in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge. Amazing guy card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the fun!!!

  4. What an adorable card! I love the vintage looking papers. Thank you for Joining us @ Sugar Creek Hollow you have done a great job with the sketch and I hope you can join us again.

  5. What a cute card! Your color combo is great. I love how fun and funky this is! great job with the sketch! ...and I love your craft resolutions at the top of your page. I too am a paper addict so I can relate! Maybe we should start a support group.
    Hope to see you again for next weeks challenge.
    Keep crafting!
    Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team

  6. Wow this is fantastic Lou! I love the combo of DP here and the way you've sort of spotlighted the focal images on the die cut but with some of the design elements/stamps continuing underneath. I think that is so creative - it just makes your eye travel around the entire cardfront. This is such a fabulous take on the sketch and I'm so glad you entered the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week. We'd love to have you back at next week's challenge too!
    All the best,

  7. Fantabulous card Lou, I think a boy of any age would absolutely love this! Great colours and papers, and that image is so cute. Hugs, Sxx PS. I admire your resolutions hun, let us know how well they go!

  8. Just found your blog through kraftin kimmie! I am happy to be your 30th follower! Great goals for the new year! Love the card too, love the papers and style! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Such an adorable card Lou. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  10. Hi Lou,
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge, it is such great fun to visit and enjoy your creations! This is a fabulous card for men or boys, your paper piecing is outstanding!! You have done such a beautiful job on your choice of colors and presentation!! Love your card!!Thanks again for joining us for our sketch challenge; hope you will join us again next week!!

  11. Hi Louise, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. I really like how you've stamped off the image too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. A wonderful interpretation of the sketch for this month! I especially love the colors of the paper and the kite!! The sparkle is awesome! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

  13. gorgeous card lou.the image is fab and i love your colours and layout.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Love your card. It is great. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

  15. This is just darling! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!


  16. wowzers i love it, that stamp is fabulous xxx

  17. Lou this card is just Fabulous! Each element is Perfect. The cloud stamping is such a creative touch and ties the whole card together beautifully. Thanks for joining the Sugar Creek challenge this week and I look forward to seeing more of your art.

  18. What a lovely vintage card you have created. I have such a hard time with boy and masculine cards but this is so perfect. I am going to refer back to this project when I want to stick that big ol' pink bow on my manly cards...tee...hee!!! You paper piecing is just incredible and so intricate. Lovely work Lou...I hope we see you back for next weeks challenge! Blessings, Tracy, Sugar Creek Hollow Owner


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