About Me

My photo
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
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.

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Years.. Eve. :)

Hello everyone. My official last post for 2011. Wow. Where has the year gone?! I can't believe it. Have you achieved anything? Did you accomplish any goals you set last year? No? Me neither. You never do.. really. Do ya? LOL!! It's just another day. :) Never the less I'd like to wish you and your family all the happiness and health for the new year. Let's start out on a good foot shall we. :)

So to see the new year out.. I don't have a new years card.. because.. I haven't made one this year. Is that weird?! I don't really know many people who exchange cards around this time, althought I've seen some gorgeous ones around blogland! Especially using Magnolia images - which I avoid like the plague *runs and hides*. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR to my blogging friends on the other side of the world. As it happens I'm sitting with my boyfriend typing this up whilst he watches Sky Sports - we haven't 100% decided what we're doing tonight. Ha! Typical.

So.. here is the gorgeous Snuggle Tiny Tia from Some Odd Girl - she is very popular!! :) This is a request from a girl I went to school with. It was her daughters 3rd birthday on the 30th and I've coloured the image to be just like her. 

I have made a card similar to this earlier in the year for a lovely irish girl, but because all of my cards are OOAK I have made this one a little different. I used the same papers and colour scheme, but I added some different embellishments and flipped the layout. :) Do you find yourself taking inspiration from previous pieces?

You know what I really love about that photograph?! How the WOC moonstone brads look like they're glowing! I've never been able to photograph them like that before, maybe it's because of the colour of them. 

Here is a close up of the image. I've coloured her using the usual Copics and ProMarkers and fussy cut her out. I then adhered her to the card using dimensionals. I tried to add a little more depth to her black hair, but it just kept blending back out.. huh?! I don't know.. any tips?!

Here is a close up of the WOC goodness. I've found a new use for my dried up Chalk Ink pads.. adding some colour to my white WOC roses. Yum. I've added some Razzleberry to the 15mm white rose. 
I have pieced the sentiment together using alpha stickers, stamps, die cuts and punches. Looks pretty cute, huh?! Gonna practice this technique some more - I love the eclectic look of it.

Here is a shot of the inside. I have stamped a LOTV sentiment with Melon Mambo ink from SU! I then die cut another ticket from Whimsy and some punched flowers with a SU! punch.

Yet again I'm having trouble finding challenges which fit my card. I can't wait until this season is over so challenges can get back to normal! LOL.



  1. A gorgeous card Lou! That little girl is gonna love it. Hope you and your sweetie have a fabulous celebration tonight. Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year! Hugs, Anita

  2. Awesome card Lou..your colouring is amazing! I love the black hair, it looks pretty fine to me!

    Wishing you and all your family a very Happy New Year. I hope 2012 brings you nothing but the best.

    Love & hugs
    Elaine xxx

  3. so stunning lou.your papers and design are gorgeous and i love the image :D
    wishing you a happy and healthy new year ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. A stunning creation Lou, AMAZING colouring ( her beautiful hair, WOW!!!) and verrrry scrummy papers. Happy New Year Hun.

    Donna x


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

Search My Blog

My Fellow Craft-o-Holic Followers

Total Pageviews