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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.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges #26 - Flowers

Hey {PINK} Fans!! How has your week been so far?! Only one more day until the weekend! Yippee. The sun has been shining here ALL week - but I bet my bottom dollar that come the weekend he will have disappeared. Complaining - I am not. I despise the heat, it makes me feel all stuffy and tired!! Roll on Autumn is what I say!! ;)

Speaking of Autumn I have used quite muted, 'rustic' colours on my card today, I think.. for this weeks challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog..


Eaaasy peasy!! Right?! You know I'm in love with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, so this card came together so easily. I have used some oooold papers from MME - Oh La La for Him and paired them up with some More Mustard cardstock from SU! I've created a little tag using some of the patterned paper and adhered the papers at jaunty angles - something which was pretty hard for me, but I love the results.

Does this picture look blurry to you?! Gahhh!! BLOGGER!! :@
I have coloured Lil' Pinkette Tom Boy - Pippa with PMs and Copics. This cutie (.. I know, she wouldn't appriciate me calling her that!! LOL).. is available HERE.. from the TPS Store. Have you noticed.. .. are you noticing..?! I HAVEN'T fussy cut her out!! HELLO?! I think I have finally broke the cycle.. for now anyway! LOL.

I have distressed all of my edges with Frayed Burlap DI and added some details around the image part with a Stempelglede stamp, again in Frayed Burlap. I have gone around all edges with a brown fineliner and added some faux stitching. Both of these details help tie everything together - me thinks.

As for the embellishments, I have used a mix of Mocha Cherry Blossoms and 10mm (green) and 15mm (yellow) roses in coordinating colours from WOC as well as an olive green clay doodad and a flower charm. Plenty flowers for ya?! ;) My sentiment has been created on a Tiny Tag from PTI and tied to the larger tag with some natural twine. I've added a few liquid pearls here and there - simply because I can't get enough of them lately!! Oh, and I added a little bit of pom pom trim.. to.. represent the cheerleaders going wild when she scores a home run.. right?! ;)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

× Karens Doodles - For a Teen
× Digital Tuesday - Flower Power
× Deep Ocean - Flowers
× Top Tip Tuesday - Using something beginning with 'T' - Twine, Trim and Tag
× Just Some Lines - Spotty and Dotty
× Simon Says Stamp and Show - Show a Word
I hope to see you over at the Challenge Blog, please take a looksie what the other amazing ladies have created for you to get those creative juices flowing!!

Looking back at this card, I wish I had given the whole 'cloud background' thing a go. Next time, yeah. It ain't like there is a shortage of tutorials out there, but if you have any tips - please.. throw them my way! :)


  1. oooooooooooo so many wonderful details. where do I begin...did u say something about pasting your papers unevenly....mee too...very hard to do! However your colors are FANTASTIC. I am a totaly neutral, muted fan! love it! Your tag is perfect! Flowers are AAAhhh!! RE-FRESH-ING! Mwah. Thanks for your lovely comments.....I love reading what you say....makes me smile inside & out!

  2. Aww! but she is a lil' cutie Lou. A really gorgeous card, love the fab colours and details. I've been doing clouds with a wilkinsons shaving brush, 55p, bargain. :o)

    Donna x

  3. LOVING this Lou... its just gorgeous!! she sure is cute!!


  4. oh i love this card lou.gorgeous image and colours and so many beautiful details :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Hello! Your "tickled" card is so cute! The little tomboy image is adorable and your colorized it to perfection. Lovely details on your card; from the layered papers to sweet little flowers. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  6. This is adorable!! I love how you have put it together.
    Thanks for joining us in the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge.

  7. Spots and cones and dots and coils and flowers and trinkets and twine and tags and layers and textures and bright, beautiful image...WOW...there is SO much to look at in this wonderful card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge.
    Happy stamping...
    Lisa xx

  8. I love your card. A great image and lovely colours. Perfect for a tomboy girl. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  9. What a fantastic card for a cool teen girl! Love the image and your design.

    Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


    p.s Did you see that our collegues of the international Karen's Doodles team are having a DT-Call...??? :)

  10. Prachtige kaart.
    Leuke digi.

    Groetjes Aletta
    Karen Doodles Nederland

  11. Lovely colouring and great papers. Love those dinky pom poms too. Thanks for joining in with the T challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Annette xx
    I design for StampFairy, One Stop Craft Challenge, Incy Wincy Challenge, 2 Sisters Challenge, Top Tip Tuesday

  12. Wat een gezellige kaart, bedankt voor het meedoen met Karens Doodles NL, groetjes Marion

  13. This is beautiful. The colours combined with the details makes it stunning;) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Hope to see you again next week. Bettina


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

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