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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, 24 April 2012

Saying Thanks from Tiddly Inks

Good morning! :) So pleased you could stop by today.. we've got a BRAND NEW challenge for ya over at Tiddly Inks, and I've got a little inspiration to get you thinking.

First of all, I wanna start by showing you a mistake. A mistake that had me gritting my teeth for AGES afterwards. Wasn't a good situation.


Basically, I was too busy concentrating on getting the friggin' sentiment straight.. that I forgot to actually fit the whole thing in the space. Ridiculous. I know. Took me about 20 minutes to salvage the bloody thing. *rolls eyes* That aside. Here's my finished card for this challenge.

SAY THANKS 

You know you've always gotta be thankful for your friends, right? So what better way of saying thanks than a little card. :) I've used the adorable Wryn and Emmy - BFF. LOVE these two cuties! I've coloured them up with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match some scraps from MME Mabel collection.

I decided to try a little masking and sponging with my neglected DI's that didn't involve clouds on this card.. so I die cut the letters to spell 'FRIENDS' from a TH die and temporarily adhered them to the card. I then took some Scattered Straw and Tea Dye DI and sponged around them.. nicely! :) Really subtle, but I kinda like it. I stamped the card base with some HA Polka Dots in Chestnut Roan Chalk ink just to add something extra! :)


The panel behind the image is made entirely from scraps. I've got a thing about diagonal stripes, so I adhered little strips.. diagonally.. to a piece of printer paper, trimmed it, and adhered it to the card. :) The sentiment has been stamped on two more pieces of scrap paper, boy I'm good ;) and adhered over the afore mentioned MISTAKE! Gahh!! I'm still annoyed about it. LMAO! Some little white liquid pearl sqwodges here and there, and that's about it! :)

Head on over to the TIDDLY INKS CHALLENGE BLOG NOW!! and see what the AH-mazing DT have got to inspire you to create a THANK YOU project!!

Supplies. Cardstock - Bazzil; Paper - My Minds Eye; Image - Tiddly Inks; Sentiment - Studio G, Hero Arts; Stamps - Hero Arts Polka Dots; Ink - Colourbox Chestnut Roan, DI - Scattered Straw, Tea Dye; Embellishments - Doodlebug Twine, white Liquid Pearls; TH Vintage Market Alphabet Die; brown fineliner

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Our Craft Lounge - Buttons
Totally Papercrafts - All Buttoned Up

Lots of love.


15 comments:

  1. morning Lou!
    ooooh thats so cute and I love the way you covered up your boo boo, I never would of known it was there :)love the masking too hun
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  2. I love when a mistake turns into a masterpiece! I actually love how you covered your mistake with the banners!!! Brilliant!! I have GOT to play in a TI challenge. I hope the little image I've got half colored on my desk will work - off to check it out. :D

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  3. I love when a mistake turns into a masterpiece! I actually love how you covered your mistake with the banners!!! Brilliant!! I have GOT to play in a TI challenge. I hope the little image I've got half colored on my desk will work - off to check it out. :D

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  4. That is fab Lou.

    Love your idea of using scraps. I'm going to try that this week.

    Susan xx

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  5. Fabulous card Lou! I love how you fixed the mistake! It looks like it was totally meant to be that way! Great use of scraps too!

    Arabella

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  6. Lou cant tell you the amount of times I have bodged me card up doing things like that! Love how you saved it, it works beautifully. Joey xx

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  7. so stunning lou.love the sweet wryns and love how you`ve stamped the dots and friends wording :D

    xx coops xx

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  8. Very cute Lou and I love all the little details, especially the pearls and your "mistake".

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  9. This is beautiful Lou. You've fixed your mistake so well that no one would know if you hadn't told on yourself lol!

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  10. Nice cover-up! LOL! Happens to all of us! They are adorable, great card!

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  11. This is so adorable! What a great card for a friend, I love it!

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  12. Hi ya
    aww this is totally adorable, awesome colouring, fabulous design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

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  13. Hi sweetie this is stunning love the colour choices too gorgeous work huggles Pops x x x

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  14. Hello
    So sorry I am late doing the rounds for totally papercrafts, it is a lovely card that you have made for our challenge, thank you for entering it.
    Vicky
    ps there is candy on my blog if you are interested.

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

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