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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, 4 August 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - "Christmas in August"

Day 3 of work tomorrow. A four hour shift on the tills I think. I hope it's cooler than it was on Monday. I was HOT - I was filling shelves and moving heavy boxes and was quite literally dead by the end of the four hours. I'm sure it'll just be until I get into a routine. Let's hope so anyway. I managed to get my hands on two 'Home Bargains' polo shirts so I won't stick out like a sore thumb anymore - it seems like I won't be the new girl for much longer either. Yippee!! Anywho..

It's time for another PaperPlay challenge today, and we have a theme which is becoming increasingly popular in blogland.. and that's Christmas.


Easy peasy. Perhaps you have some patterned paper collections left over from last year that you want to use up. What a perfect excuse!!

Here is what I came up with using paper from Echo Park - Everybody Loves Christmas collection which I used very sparingly last year but now I'm forcing myself to use it because I love new stash more than hoarded stash. I just wish it hadn't taken me two years of my crafting life to realise that! HA.

I have used some scrummy blue cardstock from Papercuts and distressed and doodled all edges. The sentiment is actually a portion for the back of one of the patterned papers. Perfect for this image - is it not! ;) I added some ickle felt snowflakes which I bought from WHSmith last Christmas, another hoarded item. They feel lovely, but are a bugger to peel off the backing paper without ripping them.

I made this card before I bought my Sakura Souffle pen, hence why the white dots on her eyes look a little faded! I have coloured her hair and skin using Copics and the rest using PMs. It has only taken me like.. a year.. to start getting comfortable with certain combos of PM's. I need to start writing them down too before I forget so I can have them to hand when I come to colour.

I like the whole of the image - except her jeans. I need a LOT more practice with those!! I've got me a colour combo for jeans but boy - I just messed this one up - big style! I have fussy cut Mae out and placed her on the card using dimensionals.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Use it Tuesday - It's a Two-fer
× Stamps and Fun - Christmas Card
× Top Tip Tuesday - Colour Challenge
I hope the pink is okay - if not please disqualify me.
× Stampalot Challenge - Whatever you Fancy

Cardstock: Papercuts - Blue; SU! Crumb Cake
Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Everybody Loves Christmas
Stamps/Digi: Some Odd Girl Digi - Snowy Mae
Ink: DI - Frayed Burlap
Dies: Nesties - Labels Four
Embellishments: White felt snowflakes from stash
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, 13, R30 Hair E35, 57, 59 ProMarkers: Hat, Scarf and Gloves Lime Green, Bright Green, Grass, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink Coat Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg Jeans Blue Pearl, Cornflower, China Blue Boots Henna, Walnut
Misc: brown fineliner; Diamond stickles

P.S Be sure to stop by later on as I have something EXTRA SPECIAL to share with you all!! I promise, you won't be disappointed!!


  1. Lou - love, love, love this. Adore the image. I am a fan of Some Odd Girl too (wish they still did some fun freebies!)

    I think your colouring is fab - happy holidays! LOL!

  2. Lou your colouring is so perfect! I can sit and study it for ages! lovely card, good girlie on cracking on and using those papers loooool. Joey xx

  3. Lou, This is gorgeous. Love the colour combo and your colouring is fab! Don't work too hard hun, Sheila:)X

  4. Oh Lou,
    She's fantastic and I think the coloring on the jeans is wonderful.
    What a fun and festive card you've created using our "COLOR" combo challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Great job!!
    Good luck to you and happy stamping..
    Lisa xx

  5. Fab card! Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

  6. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday's color challenge this week! :)

  7. Hi Lou,
    fab christmas card. love this cute girl
    céline (paperplay dt)

  8. Eine ganz tolle Karte und das Motiv ist ganz bezaubernd. Liebe Grüße.

  9. stunning card lou.love the fun image and gorgeous papers and designn :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Cute card! love the glitzy boots too! Thanks for playing along this week with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Colour Challenge
    hugs Samantha

  11. Lou girlfriend, this is fabby! Great job on the copic hair and I love that you are using up last years xmas left overs! Have you ever used last years xmas card stock? It's my favorite way to recycle! (The ones you get in the mail I mean) Anyway, thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday color challenge and good luck!
    Tammy Louise

  12. Very pretty card! the colours are great, I usually end up with traditional colours...
    Thanks for joining our challenge at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

  13. Such a gorgeous card hun! Love your colouring and that girlie is adorable!!!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  14. Lou this card it stunning I just love it your colours choices are fabulous love Linda

  15. Wonderful christmascard. I like your coloring. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  16. Beautiful creation! The image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  17. What a gorgeous card - you have coloured her wonderfully! (her jeans too!) I'm sure your addition of pink is fine as your main colours are from our challenge ;)

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our Brown, Blue & Green Challenge this week. Don't forget if you have a tip to share with us too you could win our Top Tipper prize!

    Carol x

  18. what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at SFC......


  19. what a lovely little card and what a great job on the coloration! thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

  20. Great card! I love that image. It's so cute!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday. - Heather B

  21. Thanks for joinng us at Use it Tuesday- UIT DT Haven


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