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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.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Arabellas Sketch over at Pollycraft

Good morning guys!! Monday again. I could tear my hair out. Stock take at work later this evening. Wish me luck. I will probably leave the place with no hair. No jokes. :( Onto happier things while the time is right though, right?

Monday can only mean one thing. One happy thing. A BRAND NEW CHALLENGE over at Pollycraft Monday. Can I get a 'Yayyyy!!' :) 

The gorgeous and hugely talented Arabella has created a SKETCH for us all to use. Be sure to check out her colouring of Barclay for this challenge. Mind blowing. That is all.

Here's the sketch.

The lucky winner of this challenge will receive 10 Pollycraft digis of their choice from the store!  What an awesome prize!  
So here is my take - using the ever so adorable Barclay. This is Barclay's Star. I've coloured him up using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and cut him out using a nestie. :)

So here's another 'boy card' for my stash - Barclay makes it sooo easy to create those oh so difficult boy/male cards. :) I love him. I've layered up a few slices of patterned paper from My Minds Eye on the bottom layer of the card to add a little more interest. I wrapped some navy bakers twine around and flicked up the little notepad binding stuff, thingy. YKWIM! :) The sentiment and the little stars in the corners are from SU! and have been stamped in some yummy lime green chalk ink.

ProMarkers and FlexMarkers
Honeycomb, Ginger, Spice, Saddle Brown
Muted Pink, Pale Pink
Grass, Emerald, Lush Green
Soft Aqua, Honeydew, Aquamarine
Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, Mustard
Ice Grey 1, 2, 3
Lime Zest, Lime Green, Bright Green
Blender, Soft Aqua, Pastel Blue, Cool Aqua
Blender, Warm Grey 1, 2
I've been asked by a lot of beginners and new PM users to list the colours I've used on my projects, and I think you people are smart enough to know which line is which. Like.. Honeycomb, Ginger, Spice, Saddle Brown is obviously his ginger fluff, right? Grass, Emerald, Lush Green are his eyes. You'll work it out - I'm sure! ;)

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
Here Come The Boys - Cards for Tiddly Peeps
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Let's Get Cute
Digi Designs - Animals Friends
Send a Smile 4 Kids - For The Boys
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and Dies

This is the first time I've searched for some challenges to enter for aaaages, so wish me luck! :) Heehee. I've kinda missed reading the comments and stuff, gotta get my blog back out there.

Enjoy your Monday - I'm off to colour and relieve some stress before I head out to work later. Oh, and I gotta pick some milk up. I had to have black coffee this morning. I was almost SICK!! :(


  1. aww Barclay is such a cutie!!! I adore how you've colored him up, and your work with Arabella's sketch is superb!! Fabulous work!!

  2. Gorgeous card Lou and your coloring is fabulous ;) Love the colors and papers you used.

  3. A lovely male card, he's a real cute image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  4. Super gorgeous! Hope the stock take went well and you still have hair!! Sheena xx

  5. Aww Lou, you're such a sweetie! I love this card it's totally awesome! Love that note paper punch and fabby papers!


  6. So fun! Love your coloring, especially on the balloon. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Best, CG

  7. What a fun card for our "For the Boys" challenge! Love the fun image you chose! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Hope you come back soon.

  8. Oh this is so cute Lou, thanks for sharing with us at Here come the Boys challenge. Teresa xx

  9. I love this little guy. The colors you chose for him are fab. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
    christine Dt at OSAAT

  10. Hope you have some hair left today. ;) LOVE this card! So cute! Great papers - they work together so well and the circle cut around Barclay's star is perfect! =) Thanks for joining in the For the Boys challenge at SAS4K! ~Christy

  11. What a fabulous card, I love the image with the LO and great additions! Thanks for joining us this week @ SAS 4 Kids for our "For the Boys" challenge :)

  12. Awesome Boy Card! Barclay is so cute and you colored him wonderfully. Thanks for joining us this week at Send a smile 4 kids.

  13. What a great card - I love that cute little squirrel (great colouring too!) and the fun design! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


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