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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.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Four Week Special

This is the second time I've typed this post up. Wish me luck that this one actually stays where it's meant to, because my other one has buggered off into the nether. Good morning Pollycrafters. How are ya all?! I've got a Monday off work. Yippeee!! Time to sort out this fuffing car insurance and get me a 2012 diary that is sturdy enough to see it through the year!! :)

Time for a new Pollycraft Challenge, and today we've got something SPECIAL for ya. That's right. A CHALLENGE SPECIAL. A FOUR WEEK LONG SPECIAL. ;) Four weeks means we've got FOUR WINNERS and FOUR PRIZES!!

Prize 1
Rainbow Studios are offering one lucky winner a Musical Amelia Stamp Set 
Prize 2
Bunny Zoes Crafts are offering one lucky winner a £10 Voucher!
Prize 3
The Ribbon Girl are offering one lucky winner a Mini Green Ribbon kit
Prize 4
Crafty Emmas Store are offering one lucky winner a £10 Voucher!

Need any more reason to join in? ..I didn't think so! ;) I'll show you my card anyway! LOL. I've used the adorable new Swings and Slides - Perfect Christmas image. There are four in this release, plus another handsome Casper Silvermist (perfect for those tricky teenager cards) - Paula will be adding them to the Pollycraft Shop today, so be sure to pick yours up and get creating those adorable Christmas cards! ;)

I used some slices of paper from last years Christmas collection from Basic Grey - Jovial. Delicious papers. I love the mix of traditional colours with contemporary patterns.. so clever. Plus they've added a splash of blue, blue is never a bad thing. One bad thing is the papers are running low! LOL. Gotta use them up though. That's what I keep telling myself away. HA!

I've coloured this cute image using a mix of ProMarkers and Copics. I decided to keep him on his own little panel instead of fussy cutting him out so I could add a slight 'night time glow' around him. Not a lot of distressing or doodling on this card, but hey - sometimes it's good to break habits.

The little sentiment is from a Some Odd Girl set, which I have embossed in white. I kinda wish I'd distressed the edges of the card base to make it match this panel a little better. Never mind. Critical eye and all that.

Be sure to check out  the Challenge Blog to see what the other awesome DT have done with these new images! ;)

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
× One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
× Just Some Lines - Tic Tac Toe
Embossing, Ribbon, Punch or Die-Cut
×SSDS - Embossing
× Frosted Designs - Die Cuts
Cardstock: Papercuts - Deep Petrol Blue
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey '11 - Jovial
Digi/Stamps: Pollycraft Swings and Slides - Perfect Christmas; Some Odd Girl - HollyDay Gwen
Colour: Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20; Reindeer - E33, E35, E37; R20, R30, W00, W1; Antlers - E37, E39; Biscuit - E30, E31; Box - E31, E33; Night Time Glow -W00, W1, W3 ProMarkers: Eyes - Cyan; Reds - Poppy, Crimson, Burgungy; Greens - Forest Green, Pine, Holly; Blue - Turquoise, Marine Blue, Petrol Blue; Greys - Cool Grey 3, 4
Ink: Versamark; DI - Frayed Burlap
Dies: Die-namics - Let It Snowflake
Tools: SU! 1 1/4" Square punch
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - Red Seam Binding;
Misc: brown fineliner, white embossing powder


  1. Lou this is stunning, adorable layout love your colouring on this little guy. Joey x

  2. You are too cool for school. xxx

  3. This image (and your card) is adorable!! Love the reindeer hat. Your coloring looks great! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!

  4. A great card Lou just love the colours you have used and all the detail x

  5. Oh, I love, love, love this!! You did amazing!! That image and those colors are fabulous!!

    Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs this week!

  6. Hi Lou, this card is fab! Thanks for telling me the measurements I think I might need to have a go at this size as your cards look so great!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  7. Gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

  8. oh wow.love this lou.he is such a cute image and i love your stunning colours and snowflakes ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. amazinf card...love the details...thanks for joining us at just some lines


  10. Wonderful card. I love all the layer and that adorable image. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your embossed creation.

    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  11. He is just adorable, love it! Thanks so much for joining our "tic-tac-toe" challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  12. Gorgeous card Lou! The layout is very cool and I love that sentiment flag too!


  13. What an adorable card, such a cute image. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie DT

  14. This is fantastic Lou, LOVE the DP's and layout hon and gorgeous colouring too :o)

  15. Hi Lou
    Gorgeous card!
    Michaela xx


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