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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, 10 January 2012

Cherished Friend

Evening!! :) How are ya?!

If you're looking for my Some Odd Girl posts click HERE and HERE. You don't wanna miss a thing this week, trust me!

So, here's me thinking stuff would slow down now that Christmas is over, don't be so silly! Heehee. Not that I'm complaining, the "stuff" is keeping me on my toes. My page Cartolinas from Lou Mac over on FB is on fire. I've been making a real effort to get my name out there and I think it's working. Yippeeee!! I've even ordered a new signature stamp for the back of my cards. I'm replacing the Handmade by Louise McConnachie to Handmade by Cartolinas from Lou Mac. ;) Get meee.

So here I have a little birthday/ friendship card to show ya, using a new image from Tiddly Inks.. it's only the gorgeous Wryn. She went down really well over on my FB page. Ahhh, seems I love her just as much as the public. I was totally sold as soon as I seen the gorgeous Pop's using her on a project over at her blog. So I had to buy the LOT, plus a few other sentiments and things, which you will see later on, I'm sure. New Tiddly Inks addict right here, you guys! :)

So here is Wryn - Grow a Little Love. I've used some scrumptious papers from My Minds Eye - Breeze collection. With the added pop of orange which I have taken from the patterned paper.. I think this card looks really autumnal, love the colours! :) Just goes to show, a collection you may first think of as male orientated can make a damn cute girly card too. 

Everything apart from my cardbase, my ribbon and my oval die cut.. everything is BRAND NEW on this card. Yip, totally untouched. All new WOC flowers and a gorgeous polka dot button which I found in one of my flower boxes. Lucky or what?! Don't even know where it come from, looks like something from The Ribbon Girl though!

I've coloured Wryn using markers and paper pieced her little dress using some patterned paper with the smallest ever polka dots!! I've fussy cut her out and added her to the card using dimensionals.. as usual. My sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps - Noteables 2 die and Friendship sentiments. I love how little the die cut is, and the stamps are so versatile. A friendship card could be used any time of the year, right! :)

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Tiddy Inks - #77 Celebrations
× The Sketchy Challenges - #14 Corry's Sketch
× Cupcake Craft Challenges - #174 Something New
New papers, flowers, digi, stamp and die. :)
× Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thought I'd finish with a little shot at the inside of my card.

Lots of love to you guys. Off for the first darts game of the new year tonight. I think I'll be a little rusty, it's been a while. Plus on top of that I'ma be pooped. I wish days had 48 hours. :/


  1. Hunny, you shouldn't need to push too hard to get your name out there - your work is amazing. A real talent. This creation is totally adorable - love your colourwork and the paper piecing, and the inside layout is gorgeous! Hugs Sxx

  2. Love, love, love, love, love, love everything on this faberoony card. Are you feeling the luuuurve?! xx

  3. Lou - this is so stinking cute!!! YOU MUST share on the Tiddly Inks Facebook page! I LOVE your coloring and paper piecing!! Did you join our challenge too?? You must - you rock girly!

  4. WOWZERS! ANother stunner! STUNNER! So beautiful. Yes Pops is selling me on Wryn too!! Your name is there girl! You are rockin the card making world. I just love your designs. Simple & sweet and PERFECT!! Love your style. ANd Hey that's my sketch!! Thanks for using it!! Best of luck at the Sketchy Challenges!

  5. Ahhhh, big fat wow coming your way on this one...LOVE it, love it, love it!!

  6. love this lou.your colours and design are fantastic and she is such a sweetie image :D
    i love your style :D

    xx coops xx

  7. he he he he he!! Lou I told you you would get addicted !!!!!!!!
    and what a totally gorgeous start on your addiction too!!
    thankyou for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
    hugs Lou xxx

  8. Wonderful coloring and great job with the paper piecing! Thanks for joining in this week at Tiddly Inks!

  9. Gorgeous card, such a fab design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

  10. I want you to know that as soon as I saw your image, I popped over and bought this beautiful little girl! So fabulous! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  11. She is so gorgeous!! I am very tempted to pop over to Tiddly Winks and grab her! Great job of the colouring - it looks fab! I am now a follower of all your lovely inspiration xx

  12. Oh and I saw this on Make it Monday!!

  13. What a fun image and fresh design & colors. Love the paper pieced dress! Thanks for joining us @the Sketchy Challenges!

  14. This is gorgeous Lou! I love the paper piecing and you layout is fab too! Stunning!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!


    PS Love the inside too!

  15. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  16. OOOOOHH!!This is gorgeous Lou
    Saw this on Make it Monday and came for a closer look

  17. Absolutely STUNNING Lou, thanks for joining us at TiddlyInks. Joey x

  18. Oohhhh, just love the paper piecing. It totally makes this card sing. Wonderful DP too. The inside elements are gorgeous.

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

  19. This is a real stunner!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

    Warm hugs


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