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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.

Saturday, 21 January 2012



:) Love every bit of that woman. Thought I'd share the birthday card I made for her.. on her birthday. I ain't gonna tell you how old she is today, because if she ever found out that I'd shared that information.. my life wouldn't be worth living. :)

I followed the colour challenge over at the Sugar Nellies FB Group.

Blue, Green and White. 

Some papers I received from the lovely Tammy went perfectly with this. I think they were from Prima. Pixie Glen. Gorgeous. I didn't want to cut into them, but I can't hoard something someone has kindly given me.. gotta get them used up! I also used a slice of the white seam binding she had used to tie the lovely papers together. Nothing like a bit of frugalness.

I stamped the card base with a flower stamp from SU! in Sage Shadow and Bashful Blue to help break up the white. I doodled the edges of my patterned paper, but left the distressing out.. I thought it would be a bit harsh against the pastel colours.

What else? I used a new (to me) stamp from Whimsy stampedi n Sage Shadow onto Kraft and circled the date and added the month with a brown fineliner. I then punched that out and adhered it to the card using dimensionals. I seen a little bit of left over doily lying around on my desk, so that got snaffled up and added to the card along the side of the blue patterned paper.

I don't think I ever have.. or ever will use a whole doily on a card.. they're just too big for my designs. Plus.. cutting them up makes them go a little further! :) Uhh.. what else?! A few little Wild Orchid Craft goodies here and there in the form of some ickle roses and ickle pearl brads. 

I then filled in some of the area using my white Liquid Pearls in little groups of three. My style.

You guys know who this little character is, right? It's only a Simply Sassy - My Friend Kitty. Love her. She is one of the first ever Sassys I bought. Don't you wanna chub that face?! I know I do. Love her hair too. Just love her. Thought she'd be perfect for my mams birthday card. She loves cats, and this image is so happy and smiley.

Here is a shot of the inside. I used a sentiment from PTI stamped in Blue Bayou ink and cut using the Decorative Labels punch. I then doodled the edges of the rest of the blue patterned paper and adhered it at a wonky angle. :) Job done. I plan on writing my message on a little post it and putting it inside the card so my awful handwriting won't spoil the inside. This is what I generally do when I'm sending a card. :) That way it could be reused if the recepient chooses!!

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
× PaperPlay Challenges - Ribbon Every Which Way
× I LOVE ProMarkers - #100 Anything Goes

Cardstock: Papercuts - White Linen
Patterned Paper: Prima - Pixie Glen
Stamps: Simply Sassy - My Friend Kitty; Stampin Up! - Vintage Vogue; PTI - Birthday Bash Sentiments; Whimsy - Everyday Circle Postmarks
Ink: SU! - Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Blue Bayou; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: WOC - pearl brads, blue aster daisy; 10mm antique blue rose; 10mm aqua rose; snowflake spacer; white doily
Tools: SU! - 1 3/8" circle punch, Decorative Label punch
Misc: brown fineliner; Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers; unknown white seam binding

Suuuuper long post. I'm offskies.


  1. what a beauty Lou, those papers are just perfect too

  2. What a super card. I've been browsing through a few pages of your blog... wow... all your cards are amazing!

  3. Goooooooooooooooooooooorgeous sweets!!!

  4. AMAZING craetion Lou, love the image and oh so perfectly coloured & fussy cut. Gorgeous papers and embellies too hun. Hope you are well and a HUGE Happy Birthday Mrs Mac, hope it was a good 'un.

    Donna x

  5. so stunning lou.i love the sassy image and your colours and details are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. This is so pretty Lou. I can see why you wanted to save your DP! The image is a real sweetie too. Hugs Susan x

  7. Ooo, oodles of gorgeousness on this card, Ms Lou! I LOVE those papers, and your doodling just takes them to another level! Fabulous coloring and sweet embellies! Hope your mum has a wonderful birthday! :)

  8. Hey Lou!! :)
    I saw this gorgeous card on Fb the other week and popped over for a better look- I love layout, the fresh colour scheme with the touch of vintage/shabby from the brown and really loving the cascade of flowers on the base card!! :) And the fab image and embellies, too, actually- it's all gorgeous!!lol
    I really like your style with your other cards, too, so will be back to see, I'm sure!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x


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