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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
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.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dad, You're the BEST!

So, I love The Greeting Farm. Perhaps a little more than is natural. Sorry. :) I also love to get MORE out of my stamps and digis, in the sense of.. using them for MULTIPLE occasions!! Now you've seen me use this oh so adorable, Oh Boy! Ian SO many times on birthday cards. So many times in fact, that his packaging is now destroyed.. So I thought I'd re purpose him this one time to create a Father's Day card, before placing him, oh so delicately, back into his ruffled up plastic packet. :) Let's see.

I've used the same papers I used on my SOG Father's Day card on Monday which you can see HERE.. My Minds Eye - On the Bright Side TWO. Such fun, summery, bright colours. They don't automatically scream 'BOY' - but I likes them. Especially all of the delicious woodgrains, one of which you can see on my little bunting shape! :) 

I've paper pieced Ian's shirt and pants - I've shaded both of the pieces using Warm Grey 2-4 and my blender just so they fit in with the rest of the card. I totally want a shirt like his! Love that colour.

I've backed my design onto some Cajun Craze cardstock from SU! - where has this colour been all my life?! I sure hope SU! still carry it, as it was my one and only sheet from only goodness knows where and I need more MORE! I then layered the whole design onto some Naturals Ivory cardstock, again from SU!

I followed a sketch from a newish blog I stumbled across at the weekend.. A Die for a Sketch. Very cute blog design and the DT have really inspired me! I really loved the look of this sketch, I even made a note of it in my notebook. For use at a later date! ;)

I've used an ooold SU! wheel which has gone unloved for so long along the sides of my Cajun Craze cardstock. I've also used a combo of Whimsy goodness in the form of a ticket stamp and die and a stamp.. stamp. You're the best! Love it! :) Hmmm.. a bunch of die cutting, distressing, embossing.. washi tape.. fibres and ribbons. Would you consider that mini ric rac a fibre or a ribbon? orrr.. what?!

Some Doodlebug goodness in the form of some brads. Check out that fluffy orange brad? Gahhh!! That little fella makes me ridiculously happy. Oh, and before I get any questions about it!! That cent strip of paper is from an ooooold Sassafras collection. I just spotted it when I was sorted through my 12x12 box and thought it would be the perfect strip to finish this sketch off! :)

Sooo.. I'd like to enter this card into a few challenges:
- A Die for a ASketch - Challenge #1

- Celebrate the Occasion - Father's Day
- Clear It Out - Father's Day/Male Card
Use up stash - brads or eyelets

Thank you ever so much for stopping by today! Love.


  1. Hi Lou! Your card is fabulous! Wonderful paper piecing! I also love all the layers and extra elements you've added! Thanks so much for joining us at A Die For A Sketch!...Nancy :o)

  2. Awww he is adorable!! I love the layout and his cute little paper pieced pants. Perfect dad card :)

  3. Awww he is adorable!! I love the layout and his cute little paper pieced pants. Perfect dad card :)

  4. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday...fabulous work here and good luck with the challenge...

  5. awwww he's completely adorable and yummy Lou! he's so cute and that layout of layers is fabulous.
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  6. Totally wicked!! I love all of the different papers and layers, it's fantastic!! Nice paper piecing!

  7. Very pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  8. A lovely card with a beautiful colored image! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch Willie

  9. What a nice card, the image is so lovely. You have used great paper, i like it.

    Thank you for joining our challenge over at A DIE FOR A SKETCH

    nice greeting from Andrea

  10. I can see why you use the image a lot - it is a great one. Super sketch too. I totally love all the layers and fun surprises on this sweet Father's Day card.

  11. Fabulous! Great colouring and I love your little flags.
    Thanks for joining us at A Die for a Sketch, good luck and hope to see you next time too.

  12. so stunning lou.love your fantastic colours and papers and super cool dude image :D

    xx coops xx

  13. great card love the image and all the nice elements.

  14. What a sweet card! I love all the layers. Thanks for playing along at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog

  15. Oh he is just too sweet, I just love all your beautiful layering and the fabulous colors! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Father's Day" Challenge :o)


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