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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.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Punch It!!

[WARNING: Super long post, sorry. I just kept waffling]

Morning frosty folk. How's your weekend been?! :) Mine was brilliant. I went to Alnwick Gardens on Saturday night to see the Christmas lights and yesterday was my boyfriends birthday so we just chilled out and celebrated that. Good job I had this card made up in advance other wise I woulda been super late.

You've probably noticed it's been super quiet over here of late, apart from posts I already had scheduled in advance I just haven't had the time to sit long enough to type anything up. A side from that I wouldn't have had much to show you all either - I haven't been in the house for long enough to really sit and chillax at my desk. But anywho, there is good news ahead..

By the time this post goes live I'll have been up a couple of hours making the finishing touches to the last of my postal orders for Christmas. :) Feels sooo good to be able to almost see the light at the end of that tunnel! After that I just have a couple more Christmas cards which I can deliver locally and some birthday cards for the end of December. Then I will be clocking out until 2012. I really need to take some TO and reorganise my craft desk. It's just getting more and more hectic with stuff piled on top of stuff. 

If you hadn't already noticed I've been using more or less the same stuff on my cards over the past like.. month.. two months? That's because I can't find anything else in my room! LOL. Seriously. It's disgusting. So this card is no exception. I've used some gorgeous papers from Crate Paper - Snow Day 6x6 pad. Scraps. :) I've done myself proud this year in terms of not hoarding my Christmas papers and collections. *high five* to me.

So how did you guys enjoy our Christmas Challenge Special over at Pollycraft?! Thank you to the millions of entrants who participated. Okay.. there weren't millions but there was a LOT! So thank you, and good luck. The winners should be announced around Tuesday-ish.

This week we've got a new challenge for you all!!


This challenge will run until the 8th January, so once again.. you've got plenty of time to enter.

Our lucky randomly drawn winner will receive TWO Sweet Pea Stamps.

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So here we have.. Swings and Slides - Snowballs. This is one of the new images Paula released this winter. Grab yours from the Pollycraft Shop NOW.

Some other stuff you might recognise is.. the red bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl. Some moonstone brads from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the Decorative Label Punch from SU! which I've used to cut out my embossed sentiment. :) Diamond Stickles have been a main stay in all of my Christmas creations this year. They're a good substitute for the snow that I am crap at colouring. 

I have embossed the sentiment from a Hero Arts set in white. I remember when I first learnt to emboss, I done it on like every card, but now when I look back.. my technique was poor. Little bits of stray embossing powder everywhere. 

I have used a circle punch to take off the corners of my image panel to create more interest.

I have decorated the inside to match the front like I always do. Just this time I remembered to take a photo. :)

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Christmas Card Challenges - Non-Traditional Colours
× Creative Inspirations - The Holidays
× The Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas
× 2 Sisters - Kid's Christmas

Cardstock: Papercuts - Petrol Blue
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper - Snow Day
Stamps: Pollycraft - Swings and Slides - Snowballs; Hero Arts - Sending Holiday Cheer
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; DI - Frayed Burlap; Versamark; SU! Bashful Blue
Colour: Copics and ProMarkers - YR000, YR00, E01, E11, R20, R30, E44, E47; Lime Green, Bright Green, Grass, Turquoise, Marine, Petrol Blue, Cocoa, Chestnut, Walnut, Bright Red, Blender, Cool Grey 1
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - Red bakers twine; WOC - moonstone brads; snowflake style spacer
Tools: SU! Decorative Labels Punch; Woodware 1" Circle Punch
Misc: brown fineliner
Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully this place will be a little busier after Christmas/New Year time when I've had a little wind down.. and a tidy up! LOL. :) Take it easy and enjoy the holidays with you and yours


  1. Lou this is gorgeous hunny, beautiful layout, love those corners. Joey x

  2. Awesome card Lou. Love your colouring and your snow cheat! lol. Your desk sounds like mine at the moment. No wonder my mojo left me :(
    Merry Christmas hun.

    hugs, Kylie ox

  3. This is a fab card Lou!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  4. Really fab Lou and love the inside too!

  5. fantastic card lou.love the image and your colouring and papers are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. This is so gorgeous Lou! I love your coloring and the papers are fabulous. Really like the embossing too.

  7. Oh Lou, this is so, so GORGEOUS honey!! I love the layers and the sentiment punch is fab! I LOVE THIS CARD!!

  8. Wonderful card Lou! I love the layout and the corners are very cool! Love the inside too!


  9. Awesome card! Image looks wonderful and the puffy white sentiment tag is GORGEOUS!!!

    Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
    Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
    Lisa xx

  10. Great card. Fabulous coloring. Thanks for sharing at CCC this week.

  11. What a totally rocking creation. Too cool for school. Have a fab Christmas. xxx

  12. Oooh Lou, I just saw your name on the winner's list for the TGF blog hop! Yay you!!!!


  13. Haha, you are hilarious! Such a gorgeous card! Love your coloring, especially the snow :). Have a Merry Christmas, and thanks for joining in on the fun at CCC!

  14. Your colouring is so vibrant - adorable card!
    Thanks for joining the "non traditional colour challenge" at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Margo (DT)


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