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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.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Purple and Cream Combo

Festive Frolics OVER Folks!! How did the big day go for ya? Oh, and the wind down day eating the scraps yesterday? Good I hope. Was Santa good to all of you and yours? :) Today I have something totally none Christmas-y to show ya, because that's all over - at least for now. Hahaha! I do have something up my sleeve. ;)

Very popular combo in my card orders these days.. especially for Wedding/ Anniversary stuff - cream and purple. Not that I mind, it makes a change from the brown, cream and blue.. right? Only thing is.. I only own purple cardstock and flowers.. oh and ink.. but not patterned papers. A hole in my stash which I coulda lived without noticing!! NO MORE STASH TIL FEB '11.

So today I've got a purple and cream wedding/ retirement card to show ya, as requested by my lovely sister. Who is also my biggest fan right now. :) She really spurs me on to make my stuff better and more original, because she appreciates it more than anyone else I know.

I've used a stamp set from Waltzingmouse - Cameo Creations. I've had this set for AGES but only just broken it out. I honestly don't know why it took me so long.. it's bloody amazing. It works so well with the oval nestibilities and makes.. makes.. like this really easy.

I have used a slice of paper from MME Madison Avenue (I think) for the damask design for the background layer. I'm in love with that pack right now. It's gonna get hammered over Valentine's me thinks. I'm on a bit of a pink and brown kick for that holiday. Anywho.. two of the smaller ovals from the set have been stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink from SU! and cut using the third? smallest nestie from the LG Ovals. I then stamped the male and female cameos in Perfect Plum ink. I have distressed the edges using Frayed Burlap ink to finish it off.

Some WOC deliciousnes in the form of some flowers and pearl brads. I've created some multiple looped bows using ivory button twine to place under the pearl flowers for some added interest.

I have created a double bow using some gorgeous taffeta ribbon from none other than The Ribbon Girl. I added a pearl either side too, as it looked a little.. poop with out them. I'll be honest. :)

Here is another close up of the smaller purple rose, as well as my sentiment which I embossed in white. It looks a little wonky, because my stamp is wonky - don't know how, because that was the first time I used it. Weird. 

So there ya have it folks, another commission which went down really well on my FB page, and even got me a couple extra orders - which can never be a bad thing, right? :)

Cardstock: SU! - Naturals Ivory
Patterned Paper: MME - Madison Avenue, Rosy
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Cameo Creations; Hero Arts
Ink: DI - Frayed Burlap; Versamark; SU! Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - 16mm Fuschia Pink taffeta ribbon, ivory button twine; WOC - pearl brads, 15mm purple and cream rose, 10mm cream rose, 10mm purple rose; snowflake style spacer; cream button; cream pearls
Tools: Nesties - LG Ovals; PTI - Fillable Frames #1
Misc: brown fineliner


  1. this is fantastic lou.really beautiful and classy and i love the gorgeous colour combo ;D

    xx coops xx

  2. Love this.. so elegant! Wishing you a wonderful new year!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and design!


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