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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, 5 June 2011

Sentimental Sundays #58 'Inspired by a SONG'

Well, the day has arrived! *big grin* My first ever post for Sentimental Sundays!! I was totally over the moon when Ann got in touch with me to tell me I had secured myself a place on the team full of Sentimental Fools. Heehee. Ever since I got invited to the Yahoo group I've had a total blast. The ladies are awesome and the group is really relaxed and carefree. Such an inspiring team to work with.

Anywho, enough of my waffle.. the challenge this week over at Sentimental Sundays is..


Here is my take on the challenge:

I was inspired by the song "Rockstar" by Nickleback.
'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin' fifteen cars

Sometimes when I listen to this song, I question whether we all really do want to big rockstars?! It seems like many of the new artists now-a-days are so detatched from reality that they have lost their head in the clouds. Plus, I don't know about you, but I certainly wouldn't want to drive 15 cars, petrol prices make it hard enough to keep one car running! LOL. Although I wouldn't complain about a hilltop house! ;)

I have used a sentinment designed by Ann Vento for Raindrop Echo Designs, many of which can be seen HERE over at Whimsy Stamps. I die cut the sentiment using the largest of the labels four nesties and distressed the edges with Old Paper DI. I stamped some musical notes in SU! Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie ink and added some strips of Pumpin Pie ribbon at different lengths (a perfect way to use up your scraps ;)) on the cardbase for some added interest.

As for my embellishments I stamped a few star prints from a PTI set onto New Leaf and Spring Moss cardstock, again from PTI. I then punched them out using a large star punch from SU!, added some faux stitching around the edge with white gel pen, adhered them together and added a button which I had threaded with orange bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl. I then threaded some more bakers twine through a mini button from BG as well as a resin button I handmade myself using a mold from eBay.

Finally I rounded the two right side corners to draw the eye across the entire cardfront. I found it balanced the card a little better - plus, I'm slightly addicted to corner rounding *big grin*
I hope you can join in with the challenge this week, pop on over to the SS Blog now and take a peak at the amazing inspiration the other ladies on the DT have provided you all with this week!!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× DYSU - Orange
× Moving Along with the Times - No Patterned Paper
× Pixie Dust Studio - Homemade embellishments
× Sassy Studio Designs - No Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a lovely relaxing Sunday, xo Lou.


  1. stunning card lou.i love the sentiment and gorgeous design and details :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Wonderful card Lou & I love that sentiment!

  3. Fabulous card, I love the CAS look of this.
    I agree with your sentiments about all these new people who think they are rock stars. If they are still going in 20 or so years, they might be a rock star!

  4. Gorgeous card, love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. Simply beautiful card. Wonderful sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

  6. great card lou, love the sentiment
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  7. A gorgeous card Lou. Love the sentiment and fab design. Great button embellies and the rounded corners really finish it off.

    Donna x

  8. Lou, this is so pretty. I love that sentiment and your embellies are perfect.

  9. Fabulous card! I love the design. Great song too!

  10. Fab creation, love the sentiment...also one of my favourite songs x

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  11. Great card. Nice design, song, & buttons.

  12. Really nice Lou. Love the sentiment as the focus, it's a great one. Thanks for playing along with us at SSD this week.

  13. So cool, love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

  14. Hi Lou! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely orange project wth us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week! Janna

  15. Fabulous card, Lou! And is that one of your hand-made embellishments I spy on it? lol Love the sentiment! Awesome song, too... I love Nickelback! Thanks for playing along @ Sassy Studio Designs for our Dare To Be Sassy Thursday "No Patterned Paper" challenge! :) {hugs}
    Regan ~ SSD Design Team


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

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