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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, 7 August 2011

Sentimental Sundays #67 - Flowers

Well I survived my first long shift at work yesterday!! I was on and off the tills all day and I think I have eventually got the hang of it. No sweat! :) I've got LOADS of shifts the next few weeks - I had no idea I would be working that much but I ain't gonna complain! :) Think of the monies as I keep getting told.

Before I get to the nitty gritty I just want to say a huge thank you to those of you who have left me feedback re: photos of my projects and the layout of my posts. I also appriciate the comments about my supplies lists which I try to include with every project. I pride myself on the apperance and design of my blog - I aim to make it as user friendly as possible, with as much info as I can, and it seems like it's pleasing many of you! So I'll keep up the standards! :) Thank you.

On to today's challenge over at Sentimental Sundays!!

This week we want to see


Easy, peasy - yes? :)

I decided to make a couplea bookmarks - all goes towards my stock for the craft fayre on the 13th!! I'm getting a little excited about that whole deal now. I'll let you all know how it goes and try and get a few photos!! :) Ohhh!! That reminds me - I MUST get some business cards ordered on Monday!! REMIND ME SOMEONE!!

These could be used as a set or separately - I've used the same paper pads and general design on both. Bazzill Kraft cardbase and some gorgeous blue cardstock from Papercuts for the border along the bottom edge.

For the first bookmark I have used a sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs - Graduation Sentiments. I have die cut it using a Labels Four nestie and added some WOC goodness around about.

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I have distressed and doodled all edges - but you already knew that, right? It's just standard these days. I wonder when this will wear off?! LOL!! Not any time soon I can tell ya that! ;)

Here is my second card using a digi image which can be found HERE. Kim Sherrod is having a fund raiser - if you would like to help her by buying some of these adorable silhouette images, check this post HERE for details.  

Kim Sherrod is having a fundraiser for her dear friend whose son was admitted to the hospital for heart problems. Kim is trying to raise money for her friend to be able to see her son, but it's not going well. Her friend is struggling financially and can't afford to make the trip. To help with the fundraiser, she contacted me Ann Vento who designed some stamp sets that are going to be sold as digital stamps, but will also be available as clear stamps for those who prefer it.

Here is a close up of the image. I have changed the colour in MS Word 2007 and cut it out using a big scalloped circle nestie. I have once again added some WOC flowers and distressed and doodled all edges.

I would like to enter these bookmarks into some challenges:
× Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
× Mami Doodles - Flowers
× Raise the Bar - Anything Goes
× Stamp Something - Use a Digi

Cardstock: Bazzill- Kraft; Papecuts - Blue
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Upcycle, Social Club
Stamps/Digi: Raindrop Echo Designs - Graduation Sentiments
Ink: DI - Frayed Burlap
Dies: Nesties - Fancy Tags, Big Scallop Circles, Labels Four; Fleur de Lis Borderabilities
Misc: brown fineliner

Take it easy! I'm at work 12-4 today.. a 4 hour shift doesn't seem like a lot after todays mammoth schedule! :) I hope to get a spot of crafting in before and after - if my hands aren't cut up too much!! Yuck. Who knew cardboard could cause so much damage?! I've had to cut my nails and everything. The sacrifices! LOL! Why couldn't I just get a job in a little craft shop! Heehee.


  1. Sweet bookmarks!!
    The magnolia die is this ;)

  2. These are so lovely Lou! I'm looking forward to seeing your photos from the Craft fair!

    Don't work too hard!


  3. Beautiful bookmarks Lou, love the colours and those gorgeous flowers
    love tasha xx

  4. Two gorgeous bookmarks Lou, love the gorgeous colours, really goes well with the kraft. Ooh! sounds like you need to put your feet up and grab a huge cuppa, then have a couple of hours doing nothing after your busy day.

    Donna x

  5. these are brilliant Lou!! So stylish!!

    glad work is going well!! think of all that dollar for crafty stash...


  6. lol.i hope your shift went well today hun, that darn cardboard should carry a warning, i`m always cutting myself and knocking myself on the cages :D
    love your bookmarks, the silhouette image is gorgeous and beautiful sentiment.really love the kraft card too :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Lou-
    Sometimes I wish I had your vision!!! Your designs are always so amazing. These bookmarkers are just adorable...and I think you should sell them seperate at your craft fair. Best of luck with that too.

    Big HUGS.

  8. Your bookmarks are lovely. Nice colors and design.

  9. Your book marks are gorgeous! Great design.

  10. Hi Lou Mac, i love these lil wee bookmarks. The stamping and the distress inking is brilliant. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.


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