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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, 8 September 2011

Some Odd Girl Challenge - ::*Stitch It Up*::

Hey ODD girls. How's your week been? I managed to get this card finished up last Thursday when I had my days off work. I had a lot of fun making this. There used to be a time when I used me sewing machine and my little Sew Easy on every card I made, but you know how you get bored of some fads. Well I think it's safe to say this has made me realise what I'm missing out on.

This week at Some Odd Girl Challenges we want to see you


This could be machine stitching, hand stitching, heck.. why not a touch of faux stitching.. or all three if you really fancy. I can't wait to see what you come up with. If you're stuck for inspiration head on over to the challenge blog now. There is no shortage of the stuff from the ODD girlies this week!

I used the gorgeous Garden Mae for my card. I've had her for forEVER but this is the first time I've coloured her up. I am naughty aren't I? Isn't she gorgeous? I love her bandana and her little basket of veg and gardening gloves. :)

I have coloured her hair and skin using Copics ;) and the rest of her has been coloured using ProMarkers. I have fussy cut her out and adhered her to the card using dimensionals.

The base of the card is Kraft, obviously.. and the layout is a little more complicated than usual with lots of layers.. well.. lots for me. I've used a die cut vellum doily and threaded some very light yellow, almost cream embroidery floss from WRMK. My patterned papers are from Echo Park Vicrotia Garden collection and the sentiment is part of a set from Raindrop Echo Designs.

Here is an arty shot of my stitching. I have created two lines of zig zag stitching on the bottom panel of patterned paper, a little cross stitch on my sentiment panel and 'in and outy' stitching through the edges of my doily. :) Hope that's enough stitching ideas for ya.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Crafts and Me - Buttons and Bows
× Creative Belli - Acetate or Vellum
× Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
× Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes 
× Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
× Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes

This card can also be found in my online galleries at:


  1. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! loving the paper pieced headband/scarf! such a cute image!! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week! good luck ! xx

    Hehehe look at me all posh with the DT blurb! xx

  2. Lou, I must say you, this is sooo sweet! Your Garden Mae looks so great, really cute and the layout you chose for background totally rocks! A superb lovely work dear!


  3. This card is so fresh and beautiful Lou! I love how the colors sing against the kraft background and your touches of handstitching compliment the homespun nature of lovely Garden Mae perfectly. Fabulous card! :)

  4. OMG Lou this is another absolute stunner! love your coloring, as per usual. Garden Mae is Suh-WEET! Supa sweet! Great stitching! And Vellum Doily (what the...?) Fantastic. Every layer is a marvel!

  5. stunning card lou.i love your pretty colours and fun image and yur colouring and design are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Fabulous card Lou! It's just stunning!


  7. This is adorable! Your coloring is amazing and I love how you paper pieced her bandana! Thanks for playing along this week at LCI and good luck!

  8. What a fabulous card, love your creative style! Thanks for joining the Buttons and Bows challenge this week at Crafts and Me!

  9. This is just gorgeous Lou! I love your colouring and the layout is fab. Thanks so much for joining in with us at LCI this week, good luck! Pami x

  10. what gorgeous colours and i love the stitching around the doily
    Thanks for joining us this week at LCI
    Lisa x

  11. Gorgeous Card!!! gorgeous papers and super cute image. Thanks for joining in our Anything goes challenge at the Creative card crew and hope to see you again next time!
    Caroline x


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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