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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, 26 June 2011

Sentimental Sundays - Patriotic/ Flag Colours

Hey guys!! How did you enjoy our Blog Hop last Sunday?! Fun or WHAT?! Seeing all of those summery, shiny, happy projects! I know it sure put a big smile on my face!

This week we have a more, serious shall we say, challenge. We want to see those patriotic cards, or cards using the colours of your countries flag!!


I decided to make myself a little bookmark - I've recently started reading again, now that I've finished uni, and all of the little bookmarks I made when I first discovered this project have been given away or sold - so I had to make myself a new one! :) I did plan on making a card using one of the gorgeous Tildas the lovely Ann stamped for me - sent all the way from CA!! I know, right?! But I think I need to refine my colouring technique for creases first. LOL! I will update this post with a picture of my first ever attempt at colouring a Tilda when I manage to get a picture of it!

I have used some STUNNING papers from Bearly Mine Designs - Summer's Rose collection, along with a bunch of layered up nesties cut from Blue Bayou, Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstock. The bookmark has been made using Cherry Cobbler.

The sentiment is from the Garden Bun Bun Fairy Sentiments set from Whimsy Stamps - Raindrop Echo digis! I love the mixture of fonts - so neat!

Of course I had to add some flowers from WOC as well as some Baby Blue liquid pearls for embellishment! :) I ruffled some white seam binding to cover the join of the paper and cardstock.

I would like to enter this bookmark into these challenges:
× Catch The Bug - Red, White and Blue with Ribbon
× Challenge Up Your Life - Circles
× CES Challenges - Anything but Square
× Delightful Inspiration - Red, White and Blue and/ or Christmas Too
× Off the Wall Craftiness - Red, White and any shade of Blue
× Craft us Crazy - Red, White and Blue and/ or Summer Theme
× Crafty Purple Frog - Swirls and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today - keep your eyes peeled for my update on my Sassy Drawers later today! xo Lou.

UPDATED: To add Tilda images.


  1. A gorgeous creation Lou, love the very pretty details. Looking forward to seeing your Tilda.

    Donna x

  2. stunning card lou.really pretty papers and flowers :D
    have started reading blood harvest now, i can`t put it down :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Hi ya
    a gorgeous creation, beautiful design & papers,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  4. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Designed 2 Delight!

  5. Absolutely fabulous, Lou Mac! Thanks for playing in the D2D Saturday challenge! Hope to see you next week too!
    Aloha, Kim Mc
    D2D DT

  6. Gorgeous bookmark hun, love colours & those flowers finish it of perfectly!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Great project!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

  8. Just adorable! Great attention to all those little details! Thanks for playing along with OTWC!

  9. Gorgeous creation! I love the pretty details.

  10. Adorable card - there's so much pretty stuff to look at. Thank you so much for playing along at OTWC.


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

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