About Me

My photo
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, 16 May 2011

Lexi's Creations #40 - Spots and/ or Stripes

Hey, today over at Lexi's Creations the new challenge is Spots and/ or Stripes. It seems like ages since I created anything for this DT as I work so far ahead of time - but I like it that way!! Let us see those spotty or stripy designs - or why not mix up both? For full details of the challenge head on over to Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog now, and while your there check out what the other ladies on the DT have made - they rock!

Our sponsor this week is our very own Lexi over at Fairy Dust Crafts

Here is my take on the challenge..

I have used the gorgeous Christmas Night digi for this card, available HERE. I thought I best get cracking with my Christmas cards for this year, and when I was looking through my patterned paper, Basic Grey's Jovial collection really stood out to me with all the spotty and stripey designs it had going on!!

The gingham ribbon (stripes ;)) was originally black and white - but I ran some Frayed Burlap DI over it to match it to the rest of the card. I used some packaging paper in the background which I layered onto black cardstock and stitched around. I did use striped paper near the bottom of the card - but all of the layers and embellishments have hidden it.

The ticket sentiment is from a stamp set by Whimsy stamps and the black gems dotted about here and there are from Prima.

This is the first time I have tried the 'Out of the Nestie' technique or whatever other fancy name it's got.. and I really like it. It's so straightforward, I don't know what I haven't tried it sooner. I guessed you've gotta have the right sort of image, and this one was just perfect. I have coloured the lady using ProMarkers - as usual and highlighted the area around her with C Greys. I sorta wish I had made her robe red too - but I have such a hard time working with red alcohol pens that I try to steer clear of them. I used Large Ovals and Labels Fourteen nesties to layer up my image - I really like how that looks - it's a layering style I have used on a few cards lately.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
× Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes
× Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Distressing

× Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Recycle
× My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - To Die For

I can't wait to see what you all create for this challenge. If you're a regular follower you will know that I have a soft spot for polka dots, so I hope to see some very dotty creations! Heehee. Thanks for stopping by today. xo Lou.


  1. Hi Lou, wow this is just gorgeous, such a gorgeous lady image and colours, fabulous! hugs Heidi x

  2. What a beautiful card - gorgeous image. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 20 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Stunning, beautiful soft colours too!

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges and hope to see you again next time :)

    Kitty xx

  4. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  5. Stunning card as usual Lou, what a gorgeous bow you've used and great colouring. Sharon x

  6. Lou this is a stunning Christmas card!

  7. Fab card and what a briiliant bow too thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

  8. What a great card. Thanx for joining us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you again.
    Renee DT

  9. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT xxx
    p.s I have candy! :-)


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

Search My Blog

My Fellow Craft-o-Holic Followers

Total Pageviews