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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

Some Odd Girl August Release *Day Four* & DT Announcement

Soo.. remember a couple weeks ago, when I was ILL and I told you I had been up til the early hours of the morning creating special things.. well THIS is the 'special things' I was talking about!! I was picked for a Some Odd Girl DT Spot from their recent DT call last month!! Yippeeee!! I can NOT contain my excitement ANY longer!! As soon as I seem Kristys images I just knew I would be hooked and now to be an ODD girl myself!! HELLO!! AH-mazing.

Okay, so today is a BIG DAY for me. Official Some Odd Girl DT member for the August '11 - January '12 term! YESS!! I was over. the. moon. when I got the email off the awesome Kristy. Her images are just perfecto and totally suit my cardmaking 'style'. I love seeing the characters come to life once I've coloured them up plus the SOG community is just an awesome place to be a part of!
So have you guys been following the Intro Days this week?! Head on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog now and check out what has been happening all of this week, and there is still more to come!! Don't forget to comment on the posts to be in with a chance of winning the digi showcased on that day!! Ohhh yeah. We're a generous bunch! ;)

So far this week you've seen:
Monday - Cheer Kaylee and All Star Kody
Tuesday - Bookbag Tobie and Bookish Tia
Wednesday - Prof. Inch and Prof. Hoot
Thursday - School Mae and Punk Kaylee
Friday - Coming tomorrow STAY TUNED! ;)


She is a new digi from the August Release. Ahhh, that was me not too long ago, heehee. Now I'm just a victim of the world of work. HA! I've coloured her hair and skin using Copics - I soooo gotta work at my skin technique - and the rest of her has been coloured using ProMarkers. All colours are listed at the end if you'd like to browse.

Here is a close up of the little sweetie! :) I have paper pieced her socks with the same patterned paper I've used on the card to tie the two together. I have had a lot of questions about how I get the white dots on their eyes so bright and the answer is simple.. Sakura Souffle in white!! A saviour in the form of a pen! ;) It's magical, quite literally.

I have added the usual WOC goodness. Labels Fourteen is the perfect shape to tuck stuff into. I have stenciled a sky background using Bashful Blue in from SU! behind School Mae, fussy cut the image out and adhered her on top using dimensionals.

Here is a close up of some Ribbon Girl goodness. This is the gorgeous sheer ruffle edge ribbon which I have tied using my bow easy and added a charm. This colour really goes well with the patterned paper from Upcycle. I have used two postage stamp dies from Whimsy Stamps and stamped the sentiment 'You're the best!' As in.. you're the best student. EVA! ;) Or, it could be as a thank you for my graduation card.. or. or. or it could be as in you're the best good luck in your new school. Ahhh the possibilities! ;)

A quick peak at the inside of my card which I have decorated to match the front! :) All edges of cardstock and patterned paper both on the front and inside the card, have been distressed using Frayed Burlap DI and edged with brown doodles!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× The Craft Garden - Bright, Bold and Loud
× One Stitch at a Time - School/ Job Related
× Paper Sundaes - Clouds and Skies
× Sparkles Forum - One for the Girls
× Cardmadfairy's - Oh so Girly
× The Stamp Man - Stitching
× Stampin' with the Dragon - Recipe

#these cards have been uploaded to my Flickr gallery HERE and my Two Peas Gallery HERE.


BUT!! If you can't wait THAT long for some ODD goodness, please pop over to the Some Odd Girl Store now and spoil yourself - and you totally can - know why? BECAUSE WE GOT A SALE ON!!

Cardstock: Bazzil - Kraft
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Upcycle
Stamps/Digi: Some Odd Girl School Mae August '11 Digi Release; Whimsy Stamps - Everyday Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments Digi
Ink: DI - Frayed Burlap; SU! Soft Suede
Dies: Nesties - Labels Fourteen; Whimsy Stamps - Mini Postage die
Tools: 1 1/4" square punch
Embellishments: WOC - 10mm aqua rose, 10mm yellow rose; baby blue aster daisies, semi open 8mm white rose, The Ribbon Girl - GREEN Sheer Ruffle Edge ribbon, silver flower charm; Kaisercraft rhinestones - Ice Blue, Wine, Lippy Red
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, 13, R30 Hair E35, 57, 59 ProMarkers: Eyes Pastel Green, Mint Green Shirt and Skirt Lime Green, Bright Green, Grass Jumper Cocktail Pink, Salmon Pink, Carmine Hairslides Cocktail Pink, Bright Green Shoes Henna, Walnut Books Khaki, Pastel Beige, Ivory
Misc: brown fineliner


  1. Congratulations Lou! Love your creative style! Can't figure out how to make cards using your style but I keep trying. Do you have any techniques you can pass along to help me?

  2. Lou I am thrilled for you hunny! congrats on your new dt spot, you are so right, your 'style' does lend itself to these images perfectly. this is one gorgeous card love the little postage stamp too, and her socks are so cool! I want a pair lol. Joey x

  3. She is definitely a cutie. I love the clean look. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month

  4. Oh look congratulations mrs!! you so deserve it as your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love, Love LOVE the image you have used!! bright and cheery for an otherwise dreery day!! well done you!! xxx

  5. This is so wonderfully cute! Your coloring up of Mae is just fantastic... LOVE the freckles you gave her! Fab card Lou! :)

  6. Well done you! Great card too - love your colouring! Sheila:)X

  7. Too cute! Tanks so much for sharing with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
    Jenni x

  8. aw huge congrats on your dt spot hun, very much deserved.
    love your card, the fun image is fab and fantastic colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  9. A gorgeous image and stunning card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Choccy x

  10. absolutely love your card. the coloring is perfect and I can relate to the hoarding stash problem ;) i love DP way too much.

  11. Ahhh, congrats!!! Well deserved spot - I'm so happy for you. I am loving these new little school gals. It took awhile for SOG to grow on me but they sure have and I just think they are super cute now! :D

  12. Wonderful card and congrats! Thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “School/or Job Related” Challenge.

    Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest.

    xoxo Marjo

  13. gorgeous creation and perfect for our challenge at Stampin with the Dragon, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  14. Congrats on you dt position hun! WHooHoo!!! Doeing the happy dance for you! ;) And what a gorgeous card... love the paper pieced socks!!!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  15. so cute love that image and your clouds are fab thanks so much or joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  16. Love her aqua coloured eyes & the way you have paper pieced her socks.
    Congratulations too.
    I like the way her hair slides are echoed with those multicoloured strips top right.
    Paula (PEP)

  17. Congrats on becoming part of the SOG DT! I love this new image and your have coloured her perfectly! I love your designs!

  18. Congratulations on your new DT spot :)...you will be an asset to any team from what I can see..Thank you for sharing such awesome talent with us at OSAAT


  19. welcome to the team, Dahlink! so SO glad to have you and your funky style with us! :) and this card is a stunner of an intro for you - i love all of your personal little touches (espesh the socksies!), and the inside looks fab!

  20. Lou, your coloring is crazy awesome!! I'm so excited to be working with you. Love, love, love this card!


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