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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, 11 June 2012


Morning peoples! :) Thank you for stopping by this morning, I've got the first of my Father's Day cards to share with you. I think it's fair to say I had a total Some Odd Girl weekend, and I loved every minute of it! So there are no surprises for guessing this card is gonna feature some Some Odd Girl goodness! :)

So I was doing a spot of commenting and stuffs late Saturday evening and stumbled across the latest Sketch Saturday sketch, this one jumped out at me straight away, so I made a note of it and fancied using it on this card! So here it is..

Some of you might be thinking.. Lou.. that's a stamp from the freakin' Valentines release. Well, you're not wrong.. but tell me this doesn't work?! What boy doesn't love his dad?! Huh? Exactly! A DAD banner is perfect for Father's Day! 

So I coloured Lovey Tobie using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers. I then paper pieced his heart banner using papers from My Minds Eye - On the Bright Side TWO patterned paper, which I've also used on the rest of the card. I then added some Sassafras letter stickers to spell out Dad. They were originally a hemp kinda colour, so I went over them with my Meadow Green PM to help tie them into the rest of the card.

So I kept this card pretty clean, not too busy with regards to design or paper and the only embellishment being the three Doodlebug brads along the edge of the image panel. I've added some doodles with a Tangerine Tango marker from SU! and a sentiment I pieced together using Harold's ABC's from Lawn Fawn.

I've really been tryna improve my SOG colouring over the past few weeks with regards to.. like.. uhhh.. I'm no good with arty farty words.. but tryna make their faces look three dimensional. Not flat. You know. Adding some depth? to those big beautiful eyes of theirs. Some shadows under their chins and stuff. So, if I may.. I'd like to show you two more images I've been working on. Don't laugh. :/

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 Ignore the middle image. That was a jumping off point. I'd love to hear your thoughts on these, and any ways you think I could improve. I made a card using Baker Mae for a card swap early last week and I tried out a different skin combo - I swapped out Rose Peach for Coral and she looked grubby - so I'ma have to work at switching up the colours for different looks. You'll see that card later on, if I even remembered to take a photo..

So. After all of that. I digress. 
I'd like to enter this Father's Day card into these challenges:
- Sketch Saturday - #211
- One Stitch at a Time - The Man in your Life
- Platypus Creek Digitals - One for the Boys
- Scrappy Frogs - Celebrate Men
- Sentimental Sundays - For a Special Guy
- The Crafty Pad - Let's Hear it for the Boys

So that's all from me for another day of June. Take it easy, and stop by tomorrow for another Passion for ProMarkers challenge!!


  1. Morning Lou!
    hun that is such an awesome fathers day card, I love the banner of hearts with the dad on, too cute and his eyes look fabulous.
    Huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. Perfect Father's day card! Love that layout! Your coloring on the girls is fantastic! Looks great!

  3. What a great Father's Day card, lovely bright colours and fab image.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

  4. Lou I LOVE how you've colored Tobie up. What a fabulous card!! I've been trying to practice more with my eyelids as well lately, and have been experimenting with adding in E04 to the shading.. eeeks.. it's a huge jump from E02 to E04... I need lots more practice there. Your samples look really fab!!

  5. ooooooooooooo love, love,love :D
    he is a fabulous image and your your papers are lush.your colouring looks perfect to me hun ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Lou great job with the shading - it is coming along really nicely!!! The colours are a really nice tone and the shading is great. I have been practicing with skin a little too...I added in some e21 to the mix (from zoe's suggestions) and it looks really lovely! I used it on my latest card if you wanna see :D I LOVE this tobie card too! He is the perfect father's day image with his little banner :D

  7. Love this card and how you made the dad pop.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ' For the man in your life' challenge. Hope you stop by and join us next week too ;O)
    Choccy x

  8. Beautiful job! I love your color choices and how well they work together! Thanks so much for joining us at One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see your beautiful art again soon!!!

  9. Cool card, love how you personalised it. It's perfect for our Let's Hear it for the Boys challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, thanks so much for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Ali x

  10. Lovely bright card! Your colouring is fab! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Let's hear It For The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. Oh what a funny card... it really made me smile. Great colouring :-) Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

  12. This is just great Lou! :)
    Thanks for joining us at SS this week!
    Lizy DT x

  13. So cute!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals!!
    Ruthie ~DT

  14. Ohhh he is ssooo cute!!

    thanks for following our sketch over at SS this week xx

    ps the colouring is looking good honey xx

  15. This is gorgeous Lou, and your colouring is fantastic :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy on the sidebar of my blog if you would like to pop by and enter :-) www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.com

  16. fabulous! Thank you for playing at Sentimental Sundays this week.

  17. Beautiful card. Great colors and coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    SS DT


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