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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.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #102 - *//Summer Fun\\*

Hey Pollycraft Fans!! How has your weekend been?! I'm glad to say mine has been full of CRAFT! I have loved every minute of it! :) It was a welcome change from the go, go, go of the weekdays last week! I've managed to get ahead with most of my DT creations so I can focus on some more prep for the craft fayre. I need some more boxes to store all of my makes! LOL. Don't tell my boyfriend though, he thinks I have a fetish with boxes.. *rolls eyes* you know how it gets.. when you're a crafter organisation becomes another hobby entirely..

This week over at Pollycraft Challenges.. we want to see some


I don't know about your area, but it has lashed down all weekend here - there have been a few flood alerts around here. The lovely English summer, eh? Hey, I'm not complaining.. roll on autumn I say! :)

I decided to make a little invitation tag.. for a BBQ.. and I just knew I had the perfect image for it!!

BBQ Chester.. this little cutie is available from the Pollycraft Shop

The prize this week is..

Kindly donated from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie

Onto my project..

I used a standard tag - I got mine from WHSmith but they are available pretty much everywhere. I replaced the standard white string with some turquoise bakers twine for a bit of personalisation. I have used patterned papers from MME Hattie collection. Crushed Curry and Soft Suede ink from SU! match this collection perfectly and I have stamped a small sentiment from a PTI set on the tag base in these colours.

I have coloured Chester using PMs and cut him out using a labels fourteen nestie. I have given some dimension to his face and the band of his chefs hat. I seen a brilliant artical in the latest issue of Craft Stamper by Kim Dellow if my memory serves me.. about colouring using dots.. so.. I tried to do that on the sausage.. not 100% sure whether I like it.. perhaps a bit more practice, ay.

I decorated the back of the tag with a few more stamps and some handwriting to create the whole sentiment. I think this is a neat idea for invitations.. as they are small enough to create quickly and if you get a little production line going.. poof.. you will be finished in no time!!

So there you have it, don't forget to head over to the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to see what other amazing inspiration the other ladies have got for ya!! I hope to see you there!

I would like to enter this tag into these challenges:
× Our Daily Bread - Phrase Inspiration
× Messy's Mini Missions - Summer Fun
× Crafty Catz - Tags
× Paper Pretties - Animals
× Crafts and Me - Summertime

Enjoy your day, whatever you get up to!!


  1. Lou your colouring is perfect! love how you have coloured chester up, great great tag. Joey x

  2. Hi Lou, Love this fun Tag, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  3. Fabby tag Lou, I LOVE it!! now if only the weather would improve you could actually HAVE a BBQ and send me this invite ;)

    p.s i think the dotty sausage looks brilliant!! (although it would be black dots if I'd cooked it!)

  4. So funny! :) I like your tag!

  5. This is great Lou and such a neat idea for a BBQ invitation! I love that dotty sausage! I hope you get some BBQ weather soon! I would be happy to share some of the ridiculously hot weather from here!


  6. Lou, thank you so much for all your sweet, kind, supportive comments, you are such a boost. :)
    This tag is fabulous darling. The sausage looks great, very realistic and the doodling is perfecto. xxx

  7. aw this is gorgeous lou.love the fun image and your colouring is fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Super idea with the little tag - or not so little. Love the sausage colouring & that aqua twine works brilliantly.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Fabulous invitation Lou. This is so cute and I think the dotted sausage looks great.

  10. A fabulous tag Lou and perfect colouring.
    Hugs Emma x

  11. Fabulous tag Lou,love the image,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  12. fabulous tag Lou...I love that cheeky monkey...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  13. hey hon..beautiful work as always..but i have a sneaky suspicion that you are over 16..lol..so unfortunately your entry won't count at Mess's Mini Missions....hugs Debs x

  14. Such a brilliant idea Lou, love the dotty banger too!! :o))


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