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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

Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges #31 - Use a Feather

Can I just ask you to do me a favour and leave me a comment re: my pictures. Too many? Not enough? Too big? Let me know - I'm not sure if I'm overloading you all with too much on each post!!

Woah, my third post of the day. I promise this will be the last - for today anyway! LOL. Thursdays are gonna be pretty busy days on my blog from now on though - so be sure you can keep up! ;)

Good afternoon!! Another new challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps!! Can I get a Hurraahhh!! This time round it's a little unusual (well I think it's unusual).. we want to see you..


HA! I wish you could have seen the conversations going on behind the scenes!! Sandie was all up for plucking chickens at one point! ;) My local craft shop, Papercuts, saved my skin this time round. I bought some delicious beige (kraft *cough*) coloured feathers for one whole great british pound. I KNOW!!

Ahhh!! I love this card - reminds me of lazy summer days down by the quayside or the harbour!! Very little patterned paper on this card you might be surprised to see but I wanted all eyes on Audrey! ;) Both slices of paper are from MME Lime Twist collection. I have cut them at random measures and distressed the edges using Frayed Burlap and added my.. what would you call them? hallmark doodles?!

Here is a close up of the little cutie!! Like I said.. tell me if this is a little photo heavy.. I mean you can see her pretty well in the first one, right? Anywho. New colour combo for her hair, I used it on last weeks card too but Bobbi has curly hair so it ain't really the same. Sorta comes across as a dirty blonde. I think I like it! :) She has blue toe nails too <3

I wear my hair like this most of the time when it's down, although mine is a little longer than hers. Her little green clip is just ca-yoot!! Right? I love the expression on her face too. Whistling away to herself, I hope it's not a catch choon! This is the first time I've coloured this cutie up - don't know why I waited so long?!

I have added a sponged sky background using Bashful Blue ink from SU! and distressed and edged this piece of cardstock too.

Here I've used some delicious WOC goodness. The biggest rose(?!) is from my lovely friend Elaine and the other three are 10mm roses from my stash. I have tucked the feather between the flowers and the sentiment. It's such a subtle colour that I don't think you really notice it at first. It's oh so pretty though. I have used some on some Christmas cards too - they're the perfect embellishment for that little something different.

I hadn't even had a feather in my possession before this challenge and now I'm loving them. I've ordered some aqua coloured ones off of eBay - because I'm sorta on an aqua/ turquoise kick right now - they arrived the other day and they're just oh so luxurious. Dead fluffy and just pretty! I'll get some on a card soon for ya! :)

This adorable sentiment is from LOTV - I'm brand new to these and this is the first time I've used this. I'm really liking them though - there are so many combos to suit loadsa different cards and occasions.. and they're the perfect size to 1) cut with a nestie and 2) tuck behind images on the sizes of cards I make. Result! ;)

I have added some baby blue liquid pearls to the four corners of my card - I've made the spots a little bigger than usual and I like the result, they just take a little longer to dry but I can cope with that!

Here is a little peak at the inside of the card. I have used another bit of the blue cardstock and used a MS border punch to create some grass along the bottom edge. I also stamped the 'Enjoy yourself' sentiment from LOTV in Sage Shadow SU! ink.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Craft Room Challenge - Summer Holidays
× Creative Craft Challenges - It's Summertime
× Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
× Sweet Stamps Challenge - Hot Time in the Summer
× Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
× Crazy Challenge - The Sun is Out
× Die Cut Dreams - Holiday Fun

Head on over to Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog now and see the feathery fun the team have got for ya this week!

Cardstock: Bazzill- Kraft; Papecuts - Blue
Patterned Paper: MME Lime Twist - Life of the Party 
Stamps/Digi: Tickled Pink Stamps Digi - Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz - Fishing Audrey; Lili of the Valley - Mixed Circular Sentiments
Ink: SU! Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue; DI - Frayed Burlap
Dies: Nesties - Standards Circles LG
Tools: MS - Grass border punch
Embellishments: WOC - 10mm roses; beige feather
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, 13, R02 Hair E30, 31, 35 ProMarkers: Hoodie Duck Egg, Turquoise, Marine Jeans Blue Pearl, Cornflower, China Blue, Lime Green, Bright Green, Grass Bucket and Rod Cool Grey 2, 3, 4
Misc: brown fineliner; baby blue liquid pearls


  1. What a fun and fantastic card Lou! Love the outdoorsy scene that you created for Audrey and the feather really works great here! :)

  2. Wow! My eyes are on Audrey...great image and fab coloring. Great clouds, too. So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown with this super, summertime creation.

  3. Just the right amount of photos Lou! It helps to see how other people create their cards. I think I need to put up more photos.

  4. Those School Holiday's fond memories! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

  5. No not too many pics and not too big either. Its nice to see your work close up as it shows how talented you are Lou! Keep up the fab work hun! Sheila:)X PS I also like how you detail your ingredients - saves emails flying back and forth :)

  6. Gorgeous image stunning colouring lovely well made card..thanks for sharing st DCD chall this wk

    smiles Christine xx

  7. She's adorable Lou, love all the very scrummy details, ooh! the roses are amazing. Fantastic clouds too hun. I love all your fab pics it's great to see all the details and your photo's are always so clear.

    Donna x

  8. hi lou, i love all your pics, its nice to see your fantastic cards in detail and close up.love this little beauty too, the kraft and sky paper is gorgeous and brilliant image and details ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Darling image and coloring. Thanks for joining the Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx

  10. great card and lovely image- good size of photos maybe 1 or 2 too many :-) Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- Debi x

  11. So cute! I LOVE her cute little blue toenails :)
    xx Katie

  12. Awesome card Lou... it looks so happy and fresh!!! And about the pics... keep em coming! I love how you show so many details... it does inspire me!!!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  13. A really lovely card. The image is fabulous - brought back many memories. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Your coloring and shading is spectacular

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at
    Sweet Stamps Challenge
    Have a sweet week.

  15. I think your card is lovely! Her hair looks fab, as does the sky, and I sooo love the blue toenails (had mine mint green last summer!)! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  16. Her hair is delightful & I love the colours you've used. Those clouds are great too. You have your own individual style of posting. I don't find there are too many pictures - I like the way your post is integrated but at the same time it is simple to just go down your Supplies list to see what you've used.
    Paula (PEP)

  17. Awesome, Awesome! love it! Look at that feather! YIPPEE! Great hair coloring (as per usual) and those clouds....have you done a tut on those yet! Girl you could have your own lil tutorial blog! Perfect image. This is one that I said I always wanted! the amount of pictures is great. allows me to drool more!!

  18. I love your card! I don't think I've ever seen a fishing girl before and it is perfect! Your colouring and background are excellent! Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge - good luck!

  19. Your card is amazing! Such a sweet image and beautiful colored! Everything fits perfect together! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge. Good luck, Dominique

  20. I loved going fishing with my dad in the holidays ...and love this, great colours, Great summer card, thanks so much for joining our craft-room challenge...Esther xx

  21. oh wow! I love it, thank you for playing along at The Crazy Challenge

  22. Wow Lou, this is an absolutely fantastic card! I luv how you made the clouds, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  23. This is gorgeous Lou! Personally I like to see lots of photos so I can get a really good idea of the dimensional effects etc...



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