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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, 20 October 2011

Old School and Shoosies

It's Thursday again my friends! ;) Long day at work today, yack. Tis monies though.. so I ain't complaining. I bought myself some new (walking) boots (for work) on Tuesday and they're the comfiest(sp?!) ever! :) Happy feet = good times. They're Brasher and just awesome. I have numerous pairs of walking boots but of course none of them were black.. so hell - I just have another pair to add to my collection. It ain't like my feet are gonna grow anymore though, right?

Onto some sadder news! :( I lost the first round of darts singles last night. I won't go into details.. but to say I was gutted would be an understatement. Ahh well, there's always next year. Plus I have the doubles to play yet, so fingers crossed for me and my partner for that. I want at least one trophy this season! :)

Okay, now I've sufficiently waffled on.. let's introduce the new challenge over at SOG this fortnight. We want to see..


Challenging for me, definitely. But that's the whole point!! I find it so hard to create enough definition and depth between the shades of colour. I used a mix of Copics and Promarkers - ice, cool and warm greys.. so my image looks a bit higgildy piggldy. I was waiting on my delivery of a few more Copics to try and do the whole image in Warm Greys, but they didn't arrive in time. I was already a day late uploading my card to the DT blog. Silly me! :(

As warned.. here are some more papers from that delicious American Crafts - Hello Sunshine collection. *blush* I told ya!!

I dunno what it is.. but for a neat freak I've got a love for adhereing papers at wonky angles lately. Hopefully it's just a phase as I think my cards are starting to look a little 'samey' - please tell me otherwise! HA. Anywho, I used the gorgeous Kimono Kaylee from the latest SOG digi release.

I went a little OTT with the Liquid Pearls too, but I kinda like it - ties it all in and adds another touch of blue aside from the seam binding. I used a sentiment from Hero Arts and punched three pieces of blue patterned paper from the Hello Sunshine collection using SU! Decorative Labels punch to create a strip across the card for my sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Craft Room Challenge - Black and White
× My Time To Craft - Punches and Dies
× Sweet Stamps - Lots of Layers
Head on over to the challenge blog now to see what other creations the ODDies have made using their Black and White images. :)


  1. Fabulous card Lou and your coloring looks fantastic. Pretty dp too.

  2. fantastic card lou.the image is gorgeous and i love your black and white colouring ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. O MY WOW! YOU rocked this challenge like nutso girl! love how you colored Kaylee and your wonky papers and layers are freakin' fabuloso!


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

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