About Me

My photo
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.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges #28 - Cute + Butterfly

Time for a new challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps this week.. and we have a real girly one for ya..

Cute + Butterfly

As simple as that. ;) When I think of 'cute' I automatically think of Cherrie - so naturally I had to get her coloured up. I used Cherrie with Rose and she is available, as always, from the Tickled Pink Stamps Store. I decided to take a break from cards this week and make a couple of bookmarks. I recently got an order from a lady who had seen a bookmark of mine on my facebook page ~ Cartolinas from Lou Mac ~ and was interested in having a couple the same made. I set to work and made a few minor changes, after all.. my work is meant to by OOAK.

Here is what I came up with..

I used some Bazzill Kraft as my bookmark bases and cut some triangles from Sassafras Indie Girl collection using my Slice to make some bunting which I finished off with some natural twine and some Candy Cane Stickles. I recycled some corrugated cardboard to create a 'fence', which I glimmered up using some Glimmer Mist and added some Chestnut Roan chalk ink on the ridges.

I used my MS border punch to create a two tone grass effect and rolled my own flowers. I added some gems to the centre and punched some leaves using a Woodware punch. At the very bottom of each bookmark is a length of gorgeous pointy lace (that's what I'm calling it) to mirror the bunting. It also adds a bit of texture which can never be a bad thing! :)

Finally I added Cherrie, she has been coloured using Copics and PMs and fussy cut out - knew I couldn't stay away from it for long.. I then took some scraps of blue SU! cardstock and punched some butterflies using another MS punch. I think that just about covers it!!

I can't wait to see which image you guys use this time round!! Everyones interpretation of 'cute' is going to be way different, right? Pop on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge blog to see what the other awesome ladies have come up with this week!!

I would like to enter these bookmarks into these challenges:
× Kaboodle Doodle - Use Those Scissors
× KB Challenges - Something Cute
× The Kraft Journal - Something Borrowed or Something Blue (my BLUE butterflies)
× Come and Get it - Colour Combo
× One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
× Dream Valley - Summer Theme

Thank you for stopping by today, I look forward to seeing you over at TPS!!


  1. Oh my gosh, Lou! This definitely fits into the cute category! I just want to pinch Cherri's cheeks, she's so cute! Fabulous bookmarks! I love your pennant banner, the sparkly grass, and your rolled flowers! Your coloring is gorgeous too! Love it all! Thanks for leaving kind words on my blog! You are a doll! :)

  2. Your bookmarks are amazing. I love the way you have coloured the little girl...beautiful job. Thanks for playing along with Come and Get it Challenge this week.

  3. Oh your bookmarks are gorgeous! Adorable image and all your details are so pretty. Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog :o) Lisa x

  4. These are gorgeous bookmarks Lou. So colourful and a great theme!

  5. fantastic bookmarks lou.the image is so adorable and i love youe gorgeous colours and papers ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Great bookmarks. You did a fabulous job on them. Thanks for sharing them with us at Come and Get It Challenges.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Lou, and it's so nice to see something other than a card and these bookmarks are perfect.

    I HAVE GOT A BOX...at long last phew!
    We are at Emmas graduation tomorrow then away at the weekend for Pops 1st birthday, so I will do my best to post them to you on Monday!

    Love Elaine xxx

  8. WOW!! Lou those bookmarks of yours are soooo cuuuute! Love them!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!


  9. hi lou stunning card ,i love everything about it,fabulous colouring too ,i have a blog award on my blog for you
    tracey x

  10. Hi Lou, these are just so gorgeous hun. Love the very sweet image and fab design. Super cute. The border you asked about was made with an EK Success punch. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

    Donna x

  11. Fabulous Bookmarks :) I think they are too pretty to be hidden inside a book though.....

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT, hope you will join us again.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  12. Great image and such wonderful bookmarks, thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week
    Debs R

  13. This is definetely very cute indeed.Love all those little details.Would have loved a bookmark like that, that's for sure. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Hope to see you again next week;) Bettina

  14. Such gorgeous little bookmarks! Fab images and I love the grass :-) Thankyou for joining in with our Summer theme at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  15. These are absolutely adorable! What sweet, sweet bookmarks. I just love all the detail and the scenes you created. The corrugated cardboard fences are just genius. Thanks for sharing these with us at The Kraft Journal.

  16. These have got to be the cutest bookmarks evah! In fact, I love them so much, I've selected them to be showcased on our Feature Me Friday post on July 22, 2011. Be sure to stop by the blog to pick up your featured artist button and see the post showcasing your project... and thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal too!!!

  17. A really gorgeous creation! I love those flowers and all the little details. Thanks for joining our Summer challenge over at Dream Valley. Susie x


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

Search My Blog

My Fellow Craft-o-Holic Followers

Total Pageviews