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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, 29 December 2011

Top 10 {CRAFTY} Creations for 2011

Have you guys seen Kellies Post HERE.. about her Top 10 crafty projects of 2011? If not you wanna go check it out and join in. It's seriously inspiring!

Top 10 for 2011
Here is my take. I thought about just picking my favourites willy nilly, but instead I've decided upon picking a fave for each month.. more or less. Obviously missing out two here or there. You guys can all count, right? Heehee. I've went with that because if I do it any other way I'll just pick 10 projects from the past few months, as since I've been looking around my blog at earlier posts I feel like I've come on leaps and bounds technique and style wise.

So.. first up I have something from February 2011.. using gorgeous Marvin from The Stamping Bazaar. This was one of the first times, if not thee first time I had attempted black and white colouring. I even took a photo of Marvin before I fussy cut him out incase I destroyed him! LOL.

I just HAD to include my first ever Simply Sassy, didn't I?! :) Not a massive fan on the layout of the card, or the massive mix of colours.. but I love this little lady. To this day she still remains one of my firm faves. I particularly like how I've coloured her hair.. oh how I wish I wrote down combos in those days. All of my earlier images were coloured solely with ProMarkers.

Here is a little creation from April. A smidge of distressing, a touch of embossing and a drop of pearly goodness. Of course it's white, brown and blue with some KRAFT thrown in - so it had to make it into the top 10, right? Makes a change from having an image centre of attention too.

Here lies my first attempt at some clay doodads. Limited designs and colours, but I love(d) them. I had a total infatuation with them. I sold the rest off at a craft fayre I went to. Think I gotta get my ass into gear and create some more, in different colours.. obviously.

You're probably wondering, why the title?! Well, I'll tell ya why.. because I think this card represented a turning point in my style of card making. A style I'm now really happy with, and a one that I think represents me and what I wanna show. The different stitching style.. the flowers.. the stamps and digis combined.. I mean hell.. the colouring ain't THAT bad, all be it her hair's a little.. well.. yellow. I actually love this card. Is that big headed?


To this day this card remains one of my fave ever Pollycraft projects. It's really girly, which used to be something I found hard to do, and it's quite.. hmm.. dimensional? :) It helps that there is a little kitty involved and that sentiment is just the best!!

How about something from August? My birthday month. :/ I think it's gonna have to be another Pollycraft creation.. Luna!! Love those huge glasses she's sporting and the little pen and pocketwatch she has adorning her are just proof Paula has amazing eye for detail.

Shes's TOO cute to miss out. Plus I had to have a Some Odd Girl creation in there somewhere!! Look at the big brown eyes - shes adorable. Bright, fun, spring colours in the depth of Autumn.


The most embellishments you ever did see on one of my cards? I went a little crazy, huh? Blaaady laaaav it though! I totally didn't wanna give it away, but the girl I gave it to as a birthday card will treasure it. I hope. Think I might print a photo of this out and use it as inspiration when my mojo has a wander!

Last but not least.. will we end with a Christmas card? I was over the moon when I found out I could stop on a LLLC. This is one of my fave cards I've made with these guys so far. Again, a fave combo of mine. Are you seeing a theme here?! LOL!! Perhaps next year I need to force myself to stray from the path a little more..

So there ya have it!! Get your top 10 lined up and linked over at Kellie's blog so we can all oogle over each others creations from the past year.

I think I'ma take it upon myself to add a little something extra.. like some
1. Step away from the beaten track.
Create something I don't usually every once in a while. Use a different combo, something I am not initially drawn to.
2. Challenge myself.
Sorta relates to the the first, but go out of my way to do so. I wanna develop my colouring skills even more, hopefully as much as I have done in the past year. Perhaps try some new colouring mediums, like the Prismas I own that I shy away from
3. Leave more love.
I follow so many inspiring people, and I'm always stalking their blogs.. without leaving as much love as I should. I'm bad, I know. But I ain't the only one.. am I?!

Take it easy and enjoy the rest of you.. what day is it?! THURSDAY!


  1. Wow!!! LOVE your cards!!!! My favorite is the Embellishment Cen-Te-Rawl one! You have a new follower here! Amazing work! And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Happy New Year to you!

  2. Hi Lou, I'm playing catch up again hun, sorry! Love all of your gorgeous creations and your doodads are amazing. :o)

    Donna x

  3. They're all beautiful! I'd have to say #9 is my fav too! It's fun looking at how much your style changes, huh? Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Lou

    I don't know how you managed to pick a top 10 as I just looked through a few pages of your blog and all your cards are stunning, beautiful and awesome!!


    Happy Crafting

  5. Lou, all your creations are stellar, my friend! I don't know how you were able to pick just a few!! Your coloring is amazing, and I love your cards! Here's to a happy, crafty 2012!!

  6. What a brilliant post Lou and so fab to see some of your earlier creations. Thanks for the inspiration hon, think I may join in with this one!! Oh and absolutely beautiful, gorgeous creations too!
    Happy new year teamie!!

  7. wow these are all fantastic lou.i don`t know how you managed to only pick a few :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Super cute favs! love em

    xoxo Marjo


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

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