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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, 17 July 2011

Sentimental Sundays #64 - Masculine Projects

Hey there, sorry this post is going up so late today.. I've had a REALLY busy week. I had my graduation on Friday morning and I literally spent ALL week getting prepared. I left it until Wednesday to organise an outfit, HA! What a stress. On top of that I've been trying to get some more stuff made for the craft fayre I have next month - I have no idea how much stock to actually take.. so I'm just blasting it out! :)

I would share some pictures of graduation with you all, but my Mam and boyfriend are offically the worlds worst photographers, aside from the two incredibly blurry pictures of the stage I have some hideous professional photos which can take up to a month to arrive. To be honest.. I hope they get lost in the post! LOL. Anywho..

Time for a new challenge this week over at Sentimental Sundays.. We want to see..


I know you ladies sometimes it difficult to product male/boy themed cards and projects, but it really isn't all that tough - you just have to think outside the box a little. Hey, I even added WOC flowers to my project today.. and they don't look at that out of place.. honest!! :)

This week we are sponsored by Dude Time Doodles. Pop on over to the Sentimental Sundays Blog to check out what the lucky winner will recieve and don't forget to grab your free sentiments.

For my project I decided to use a cute little image from Some Odd Girl alongside a Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiment from the 'Fast Lane' set.

I have used papers from Cosmo Cricket - Social Club 6x6 paper pad and matted it onto cardstock from Papercuts. I have added Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk acrylic paint to the cardstock and Frayed Burlap DI and brown fineliner doodles to the patterned paper.

My image has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers and cut using the largest labels 14 nestie. I have added a sky background using a scalloped template and some Bashful Blue ink from SU! I have doodled around the outside using a brown fineliner. Is the frog in his pocket not the cutest thing you've ever seen?!

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I think it suits the image perfectly. The mess some kids get in jumping in muddy puddles is hilarious! I cut it using the ticket die from Whimsy Sentiments and stamped the blank ticked on top using Bashful Blue ink again.

I know.. I know what you're thinking.. but this is a boy card.. and those are WOC flowers. Well.. I think it kinda works.. please tell me it works.. it ain't like they're bright pink or something! LOL.

I hope this has inspired you to create something masculine so you can join us this week. I hope to see you over at Sentimental Sundays - don't forget to stop by the blog to see what the other awesome ladies have got for ya too!!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Pink {INK} Sketch Challenges - Sketch #1
× Pink Gem Challenges - #25 Let's Hear it For the Boys
× Sweet Stampin' - One for the Boys
[I stamped the ticket detail.]
× Totally Gorjuss - All About Boys
× Picture and Scrap - Punches/Dies
[I cut my image using a die cut.]
× Crafter's Companion - One for the Boys
× Get Funky - Boys, Boys, Boys
× Card Mad Fairy's Digi Day - Must Include an Animal
[I hope my frog counts.]
× Tellens Place - Anything Goes
× DYSU - Sew : Faux or Real

Cardstock: Bazzil - Kraft; Papercuts - Lime Green
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Social Club
Stamps/Digi: Some Odd Girl - Stompin' Tobie; Raindrop Echo Designs - Fast Lane Sentiments; Whimsy Stamps - Friendship Tickets Sentiments
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue; DI - Frayed Burlap
Dies: Whimsy Stamps - Ticket die
Embellishments: WOC - lime cherry blossom, 15mm yellow rose, semi open 8mm turquoise rose, white gypsophila stems; The Ribbon Girl - white satin ribbon, cream loopy trim
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, 13, YR00 Hair E35, 57, 59 ProMarkers: Hoodie & Wellies Grass, Bright Green, Lime Green, Marine, Petrol Blue, Midnight Blue T-Shirt Marine, Mustard Trousers Cocoa, Henna, Walnut Frog Mint Green, Green, Lush Green Puddle Powder Blue, Blue Pearl, Blender
Misc: baby blue liquid pearls; Jenni Bowlin - Malted Milk acrylic paint; brown fineliner


  1. Gorgeous card, absolutely love it! Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Wow, what a wonderful card, the colors are amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Good Luck!


  3. I just love this card! The image is so beautifully coloured and I love the sentiment! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  4. What a fantastic card! Love your coloration and this fun image and sentiment pairing!
    Thank you so much for joining in on our very first challenge at Pink Ink Sketch!
    Hugs Jeanette xxo

  5. Congratulations on your graduation. I'm GOING to get the hang of these digital stamps so I can acquire some SOG, the pennies are not stretching to the rubber variety. Your ProMarker/Copics listing is helpful too & I love th hair colouring. The flowers certainly work in my book.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Great card! I love your coloring and the tag.

  7. Super duper CA-UTE!! Love those colours all together! Great job with the sketch too!
    So glad you joined us at Pink Ink!!!

  8. Hi, Lou!
    Love the colours you used on this card and a cute card!
    Hugs Kobie

  9. I love this card!! Super cute. The colors are great. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Joan

  10. I am completely in LOVE with this card!!

  11. What an awesome male card and I absolutely love, love, love the sentiment. Oh and the bright, funky colours. Just gorgeous. xxx

  12. Teehee. What a fun card and sentiment. I love the bright and fun colors. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  13. Cute card, love the bright colouring and the image is great! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days this week.
    Jenni x

  14. Wow Lou, amazing card, love the zingy colours and the little ticket sentiment is amazing and how true for more of the male species! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin, will be following your fab work from now on! Hugs x

  15. A Wonderful card,lovely image and your colours and embellishments are perfect...Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
    Mandy x

  16. wow Lou...this is absolutley fab!! Great colour combo and your colouring is amazing!! Those clouds are cool!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  17. Stunning card Lou and great colouring, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' One for the boys challenge,
    Teresa xx

  18. Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next time on the Funky Fifteenth! Get Funky!


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