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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.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

You Are Fabulous!

Good afternoon! :) If you're over here looking for my Christmas Crunch Sunday click -->HERE<-- I posted it yesterday - due to me missing out last week. Sorry about that.!

Anywho, today I have a card to show you using a Kenny K image - Download Diva. How gorgeous is she?! I have had this stamp a while, but this is the first time I have inked her up. Why did I wait so long?! I have no idea.

My printer has been playing up this week - it's almost ate my foot a couple of times! *gaaahh* Its still not co-operating - so I have used loads of rubber this week and given my digis a rest! LOL.

Here was the basis of my card - how I wanted it layed out etc, then I broke out my green ribbon to choose which two I wanted to use to go along with the Kenny K Recipe.

I ordered some wooden pegs off eBay the other day (24 pack) and I now use these along with mini pins to wind my loose ribbon. Its really handy - and it looks looovely when you have similar colours layed out together - like on the picture!! :)

I love the colour combo I have used on this card - I didn't think I would, but it works well. Add a little bit of Kraft for the base and a few splashes of brown ink here and there and I'm still within my comfort zone, heehee. I cut the banners myself, using scissors and a square punch. They're just a little different from your usual triangular bunting. I have outlined each 'flag' with Lime Green Stickles. So yummy. The gold speckles in the glitter match so well with the Basic Grey Origins paper.

The yellow panel behind Download Diva was cut using my nesties - Labels Four, I then stamped a co-ordinating border pattern from a Waltzingmouse stamp set in SU! Soft Suede ink. The sentiments and ticket shapes are from Whimsy Stamps. These little tickets have featured a lot on my recent cards - the perfect size for cardmakers.

Cardstock: SU! Crumb Cake
Patterned paper: Basic Grey - Origins
Image: Kenny K - Download Diva
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Labels 4; Whimsy Stamps - Friendship Ticket Sentiments; SU! - Music Notes standard roller
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; SU! Soft Suede, Old Olive
Ribbon/Twine: The Ribbon Girl - Green Bakers Twine, Lime Seam Binding; SU! - Wild Wasabi Double Stitch Grosgrain
Dies: Whimsy Stamps - Ticket; Spellbinders - Labels Four
Tools: Tonic - Paper Distresser; Bow Easy; SU! - 1 1/4" Square punch
Misc: Stickles - Lime Green, ProMarkers (Q: If anyone is interested in the colours of PM's I use, please comment and I will make a note for future projects).

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges - Recipe [3 Designer Papers, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image]
× Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - #39

× The Ribbon Girl - Challenge #6 Green and Yellow
× For Fun Challenges - A Bit of the Green
× Creative Card Crew - Green
× The Corrosive Challenge - #108 - Recipe

It looks like I missed a LOAD of green challenges which were running last week. Never mind. Can't catch every train!!

Thanks for stopping by today, I MUST get some uni work done. But before that, I need to schedule some blog posts! :) xo


  1. I just love this fun and creative card. Your pennant banner is such a wonderful accent for this adorable image. Well done!

  2. Just love this card. She's such a sassy looking girl, and I adore the colours you've used. It's fab!

    Good luck with the Uni work.

  3. Wow, such a fab card....and you're right the colours work extremely well together!


  4. This is really pretty, I love your banner :)
    Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge
    Andrea x

  5. Love all the layers on this great little card! what a cutie girl and fun shimmery banner! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  6. Stunning!!!! Perfect for our Show us some Green Challenge this week at the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroline DT xxx

  7. great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

  8. Oh, Lou, this is magnificent!!! I love everything about it! Your banners are fabulous & I adore how you used the Waltzingmouse stamps! This is just a stunning creation! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  9. Wow! This fab card just epitomizes crafty. I must agree that is one divine diva. So many wonderful elements here. Love this!

  10. Oh this is wonderful; I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with our recipe challenge at Corrosive, hope to see you again soon :D

  11. love the glittered banner, great layers! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!


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

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