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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.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Spots and Stripes at LLLC

*waves good morning*

So by the time this post goes lives.. me and the boyfriend should *hopefully* be well on our way to Edinburgh Zoo!! Excited much!! Naturally I'll have this post scheduled as I'm host this week, so it should all go according to plan. Here's the deal..

We've some new inspiration for ya over at La-La Land Crafts in the form of..


Probably my most fave criteria of all time. Give me spots or stripes.. or even better.. BOTH.. ANY day! :) Love them. So versatile, and I love that.

So I decided to merge two images for my card today..

Skin - Blush, Soft Peach, Rose Peach, Burnt Orange, Lavender, Baby Pink
Hair - Mare Hare, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Orange - Peach, Mango, Bright Orange, Orange, Spice
Blue - Turquoise, Island Lagoon, Marine, Petrol Blue
Fence - Terracotta, Cocoa, Saddle Brown
Path - Sandstone, Nutmeg, Tan, Umber, Warm Grey 3-5
Grass - Aniseed, Chartreuse, Emerald

I stamped my Kraft cardbase using Hero Arts Polka Dots cling stamp using some Pumpkin Pie ink from SU! I then wrapped some orange bakers twine and tied it in a tiny bow off to the right. I tried to keep this card pretty flat, as I was going to be mailing it - so having the image centre stage makes doing that pretty easy. :) I punched some butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch and adhered them to the image panel. I then wrapped some washi tape on each side of the image to balance the weight of the sentiment and largest butterfly. Job done.

Be sure to stop by the inspiration blog to see what everyone else has for ya today! ;) 

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
I <3 ProMarkers - Anything Goes 
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes 
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Clean and Simple


  1. This is fantastic!! Super fun and bright! Love the washi tape!

  2. wow love this one lou.she sure does pop right outta your card.fantastic sweet image and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous ♥

  4. Oh I love love love this Lou!!! Gorgeous colouring (as usual!)

  5. She is too cute! I love the scene you have created and your colouring is amazing. Beautiful layout too! :)

  6. Love your card Lou, super colouring of Marci and I love all the details you included too

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  7. This is gorgeous Lou, fab colours and the colouring is lovely too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  8. Gorgeous card Lou. Your colouring is just fab! Love teh image and layout too. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorraine B x

  9. Awww...Lou Mac...your coloring is fab. Very cute image and great LO. Love the masking. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious' Anything Goes Challenge.


  10. Gorgeous card Lou, the image is so sweet and your colouring is fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. Fab card, Lou. Great colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)


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