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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.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Thanks (Bliss) & TWO Blog Awards!!

[**NOTE: I typed/half typed this up late on Wednesday night, but Blogger was being a little bugger and messed it all up, and I wasn't willing to sit and write it all out again, so I've just added in the bits I needed to alongside this stuff I had already wrote.**]

Evening everyone, I hope you have all had a fab day, mine has been totally hectic, this is going to be the very last thing I do before I go to bed. I'm going to try and get an early night and see if this darn headache will disappear by the time I wake up!! Fingers crossed it does because I just don't feel in the mood for anything when I'm like this. I was at uni for 9 this morning for a 2 hour lecture - what a waste of time, in all honesty - I got nothing out of it. Oh well, you can't win them all. Usually I love going to lectures and hearing what the lecturers have got to say and taking notes, just not today.

When I got in from uni I had to take my Mam to the opticians for her eye test - then we went and done a bit of shopping. I got a laptop tray thingy majig from Argos - its awesome. It means I can sit with my laptop and not have my thighs burning off with the heat - result! I also got some more padded envelopes - I seem to run out of those things fast - obviously I lose track of the stuff I'm sending out! LOL.

First of all I have a card to show you today, this is going to be a pretty heavy post - so if you want to grab yourself a cuppa and follow along - feel free. If you're just here for the card, then here it is..

I used my yummy new Bliss stamp set from SU!'s sale-a-bration collection (I need to use this stamp set a LOT more than I do, but I just don't know where to start!!), although you can't really see much of it. I stamped the flourish in Taken with Teal onto Taken with Teal cardstock and the little bird is stamped in Crumb Cake ink (mmm). I added a sentiment using Jenni Bowlin circle alpha stickers. I then sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold to the top portion of my card - which can be seen more clearly here.

I am in total love with these spiral flowers at the moment..

They are so quick and easy to make and they look really pretty. I may try cutting the spiral with a pair of scalloped scissors next time - see if I can make my own version of a mini rose!! LOL. Lets see how that turns out!! That's all on the card front for tonight.
Now on to the two blog awards I have been given recently!! Very excited.

The first one is off Lucy over at Jucydesign, thank you so very much!! :)

Here are the ground rules:

1) I must thank the person who gave me the award (above). So thank you Lucy, I will also be popping over to your blog to show you some love!!
2) In receiving this award I now have to tell you 7 things about myself. HA! Where to begin..

× I am officially addicted to nail art.

× I love all things animal - sometimes I view animals higher than people.

× I drive a little white Corsa named Chester - so called because is sounds like he has a bad chest.

× I passed my theory and driving test first time.

× I'm left handed

× I have never ever once dyed my hair - and I never plan to..

× I power walk - everywhere. A really bad habit of mine.

3) Pass this award onto 7 new bloggers, please take a look at their fabulous blogs below.

× The Two Pink Ladies - a mother and daughter team. I have got to say, Emma's work especially, really inspires me. Every detail is just perfect. I mentioned their blog in THIS post, relating to Emmas black and grey colouring - its totally out of this world. I had a go myself, I have a lot of room for improvement but I just want to thank these two ladies for making their blog the place it is!!

× Shellys Little Craft Space - for being an awesome friend and a fellow PTI fan. Her work always looks so finished and professional. I love her style and the way she incorporates different elements into her cards. A true inspiration

× Jane's Lovely Cards - I don't know this lady personally, but I visit her blog a lot. Her colouring is always spot on and every little detail she puts into her cards is just perfect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us!!

× I am Odd - Neither do I know this lady personally, but let me tell you - she has her own indivual style that just tears it up! I love seeing her cards - her colouring is always spot on and the way she puts her cards together is just.. awesome!! Thank you for your super cute images and truely inspiring cards!

× Squirrel's World - This lady always manages to put a smile on my face with the comments she leaves over at my blog. Her work is gorgeous, and she is such a sweetie - she had to be in my top 7!!

× Suzilou's Blogspot - Another lady whos comments always make me smile!! A regular WOYWW'er and brilliant cardmaker, I love visiting her blog as I never know what her latest post will be about!! Thank you.

× Bodil's scrappevereden - This lady really showed me the stunning results you can achieve with ProMarkers - she gave me the push I needed to try harder and stick in with my PM's to make them work for me. I only wish my colouring and card designs were as good as this!

And secondly is another award off May from MayJay's Meanderings, thanks so much May, :) Your kind words really mean a lot!

This award is aimed at bringing good unknown blogs to light, and in accepting the award I have to agree to the following conditions.

1. You have been tagged. Do you want to accept? Yes, thank you May.

2. Then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.

3. Link back to the person who gave you the award and accept.

4. Choose 3 to 5 of your favourite blogs to tag. Link these in your post and tell the bloggers they have been tagged.

× Roz over at Rozzy Bee - for being such a true friend and a great inspiration

× Katrina over at Flutterby Trina - for being my fellow newbie and being a great friend

× Lori over at Just Ducky - her work is truely inspirational, every piece is unique and awe-inspiring!

Okay, this has taken me over an hour to write - and I haven't even informed the people I'm giving awards too. So much for an early night - I guess that part will have to wait until tomorrow!!

Adios. xo


  1. I love those little spiral flowers, have seen a few people make them, is there a tutorial anywhere? x

  2. WOW thank you hun xxxx Will post it now! xxx

  3. WOW WOW WOW!!!! THANK YOU so much for this award Lou....we are both chuffed to bits by what you have said about us!!!! Your work is amazing and it has been a pleasure having a look around your blog...we will be visiting regularly!!!
    Thank you so much!!!
    Big hugs
    Emma and Susan

  4. Awww thanks so much sweetie, Love your beautiful flowers what a gorgeous card!

  5. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I have watched a few different ones and have had a go, they are quite easy to make, stuck a couple onto my latest card, they stick out quite far so think I need a bit of practise! lol xx

  6. oh WOW Lou this card is fabulous. i love the tone on tone and the spraying of glimmer mist…even if it doesn't show up so well on a photos.. i know what you have done. Those flowers are stunning. i really need to try them…amongst all the other things i must try out. Some days i feel the world is moving so much faster than i possible ever can!! lol
    thanks so much for passing on your well deserved award, its very kind of you :)
    Have a fabby weekend
    hugs rozzy xx

  7. Oh wow Lou, thank you so much, have been a bad blogger this week so neally missed this! Will get started on my post hehe xx

  8. WOW! thank you so much Lou for your lovely words and passing this award on to me!!! Congratulations on receiving it too! Just been having a browse round your blog - LOVE your card with the ribbon weaving!! hugs, Jane xxx


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