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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, 8 May 2011

Oh Chester - You're So Sweet!!

If you're here for my Sassy Inspiration post click HERE.

Correct me if I'm wrong.. but Chester is the cutest Monkey around, right? I was up til the early hours of the morning making this card and colouring this little corker from Pollycraft, because that's how I like to roll. I followed a sketch made by my friend over on the Trimcraft forum - here it is..


And here is my take on it..

I used a Kraft cardbase - obviously ;) and a new paper pack (for me) from My Minds Eye. I know, I know.. I hear ya.. what happened to your resolutions Lou?! Well, I thought I would treat myself, 1) for finishing up my dissertation with two days to spare and 2) because I think I've done exceptionally well with my resolutions! *big grin* Don't hate on me!! LOL.

Ahhhh, I <3 him, totally. He is one of a set of eight released by Pollycraft, I, of course, got all eight! This is the first chance I've had to ink one of them up. I coloured him using ProMarkers and fussy cut him out - but you know that right? I do it every time I make a card!! LOL.

The solid cardstock and ribbon is from SU! - if someone could tell me what colour it is I would be eternally greatful! LOL. Is it Baja Breeze? I'm not sure. All I know is, I can't find this ribbon ANYWHERE, it isn't in the SU! 2010-2011 catalogue anymore *boo*

I added a strip of corrugated cardboard along the bottom of the card - but the ribbon and stuff kinda hides it all.

I distressed all the edges of the paper with my Tonic paper distresser and stitched a scalloped border down one side. My sentiment is from a Waltzingmouse set - which I have stamped in Blue Bayou onto Kraft cardstock which I have distressed using Frayed Burlap DI. All of the little gems are from Prima and match the colours perfectly.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× 2 Sisters - Distressing
× Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
× Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
× Stamp Something - Use a Digi
× Totally Papercrafts - A Recipe
× Wags 'n Whiskers - Use a Die or a Punch

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwww how gorgeous is this!! I love Chester♥♥♥

  2. Sooo cute! Love the stitched and doodle border!

    Don't hate on treating yourself, you totally earn it once in a while! :D

  3. Oh, he is just too adorable! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  4. Aww! no correction needed lou, totally agree, Chester is just the most adorable lil' monkey. Love how you've coloured him and wow! thats a yummy bow. You did right treating yourself hun, although I've never done a dissertation, it sounds like hard work.

    Donna x

  5. Fantastic Card! Great take on the die cuts and punches challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps


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