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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, 21 July 2011

Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges #29 - Spots and Stripes

Before I get started on my Ticked Pink project today, I just want to say a massive THANKYOU to everyone who has given me advice with regards to the craft fayres and the pricing products post HERE. I have taken everything on board, and all I'm going to say is.. I'll get myself prepared to be disheartened!! Ha. I guess my first one was always going to be nerve wracking and it will be a good way to gauge how future fayres are going to go.

So.. onto the fun stuff :)

Afternoon {PINK} Fans.. boy do I have some exciting news to share with you today.. HA! *happy dance* Kellie has asked me if I would like to stay with TPS for the next 6 months. I had to read her email like four times to make sure I had the right end of the stick.. then I thought about it for like 0.62 seconds and responded with a resounding YES OF COURSE! So there you have it.. Lou Mac Tickled {PINK} Designer for the next 6 months. I won't lie.. I done a happy jig in my chair! :D

Onto this weeks challenge which is..


Ohhhh.. you guys know I've a soft spot for polka dots, so I went all to town with this. I just wish I could have found some of those yummy little polka dot buttons from The Ribbon Girl which I KNOW I own. *rolls eyes* next time perhaps! *scratches head - where ARE they?!*

Head on over to the TPS Challenge Blog to see what other awesome inspiration the {PINK} ladies have got for ya, and make sure you check out the prize to be won this week!!

For my project I had to, had to, use one of my FAVE Pinkettes - Tom Boyz Bug Coraline.. I love her. Sorry if I'm getting boring but these girls just hit the spot for me. They are available from TPS Store.

I used Bazzill Kraft as my card base as usual alongside some GORGE papers from Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection. Yummmmyyyy!! Blues and teals and browns.. with some pink.. Nice! :) I used both stripey and spotty paper for various elements on my card. I've matted my patterned paper onto some lovely cardstock from Papercuts and distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap DI and added some doodling with a brown fineliner.

I have coloured Coraline with both Copics and ProMarkers. I tried a new combo for her hair.. E15, 18 and 59. Not 100% sure about it but I'll give it a few more goes! :) I have fussy cut her out and placed her on dimensionals above a labels fourteen nestie which I have embossed and distressed again using Frayed Burlap DI and some obligatory doodles. I punched some grass using an MS punch using more stripey paper from the collection and added some punched MS butterflies to the design too.

I have used various WOC flowers [15mm rose - mint and two tone pink; 10mm rose - aqua; semi open 8mm rose - white] alongside some white liquid pearls and some white organza polka dot ribbon from The Ribbon Girl to bring more spots into the design. Lastly, I created my own tag using some linen cardstock - again from Papercuts - and stamped it using a greeting from PTI.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× The Kraft Journal - My Favourite Things
[Kraft, doodles, Pinkette, WOC, liquid pearls]
× Make It Monday - Anything Goes
× Creative Inspirations - Use a Die that Inspires You
[Nesties - Label Fourteen - I use it all. of. the. time!! LOVE IT]
× Stamps R Us - Through the Garden Gate

Cardstock: Bazzil - Kraft; Papercuts - Cream Linen, Blue
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Gabrielle
Stamps/Digi: Tickled Pink Stamps Digi - Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz - Bug Coraline; Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack 3
Ink: DI - Frayed Burlap
Dies: Nesties - Labels Fourteen
Tools: 1 1/4" square punch; MS - Grass border punch
Embellishments: WOC - 15mm mint green rose, 15mm two tone pink rose, 10mm aqua rose, semi open 8mm white rose, The Ribbon Girl - white polka dot organza
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, 13, R30 Hair E15, 18, 59 ProMarkers: Shirt Soft Green, Mint Green, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink Trousers Marine, Petrol Blue, Midnight Blue Tools Cool Grey 2, 3, Midnight Blue
Misc: white liquid pearls; brown fineliner


  1. Huge congratulations - or as we Swedes say "Grattis".
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Wow, this is some beautiful coloring. Your card is adorable--love all the details and patterns. Linked over from MIM to leave a bit o' love. TFS!

  3. Lou, this is too cute! I love your coloring, and I think her hair looks fabulous! The flowers are lovely - thanks for listing the sizes! I need to buy some and this is helpful research. :) Also congrats! I'm excited to hear that we get to be design team mates for another 6 months! {hugs}

  4. Great card! Love the bright colors!
    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  5. Your card is amazing, what a great image and so well colored and all the details on the card make it so much fun. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  6. big congrats hun on your DT news.
    love your card, gorgeous image and fantastic details and design :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Stunning card Lou, love all the layers and super cute image hun. Incredible colouring as always too, love it!!!

    Donna x

  8. Hi Lou honey! Wowee - this is just stunning! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! (Can you tell I love it, lol!!)

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  9. Ah Lou, Lou Bells! Another stunner indeed! love your coloring & design with that nesties being our little Pinkette is perfect! Dont' look to hard for the buttons, as soon as you don't want them , they will then show up!

  10. Hello Lou. Love that image and your attention to detail. Love the embellishing .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  11. Awesome card hun and coloured to perfection!!!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  12. Lou Mac - I love this card you have coloured her beautifully. Stop teasing - can't wait to hear what you have been creating. Hazel x

  13. What a gorgeous card! I love that image and I'm just in awe of your coloring! Such lovely layers and details here, too.
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.


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