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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.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tiddly Inks are Red, White and Blue

 So it's.. how many days til the Olympics officially starts? About.. 24? EXCITED MUCH!! Obviously.. I'm not huge on sports.. HA! Although I do love to watch certain events, like the diving and the gymnastics. I might also try and catch the BMX stuff this year too. On the TV, of course.

Not only that though.. it's LONDON who are hosting it this year. Like you didn't already know. I mean.. I'm not the biggest patriot you'll ever meet.. but I mean, it's gonna be a proud moment. Isn't it? 2012 hasn't been such a bad year for Great Britain.. events wise anywho.

So why am I actually rabbiting on about this?! WELL BECAUSE.. We've a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks today.. and the theme just so happens to be..


Which are the colours of..? The union jack.. as well as many other flags from around the world. I thought this challenge would be the perfect opportunity to make something a little out of my comfort zone.. in terms of projects. So.. I went with a bunting flag. Just the one. Only small. It's still not a card though.. Go with me on this.. LOL!!

I used a brand new image to the Tiddly Inks Wryn family. She was just released last week.. meet..

I've coloured her using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers as usual. I really gotta work on adding more contrast to my hair colours!! So I've added a sky and grass background to the labels 18 and added her to the red bunting flag. I've added some WOC flowers, a little flag with 'Team GB' stamped in Real Red ink! with Lawn Fawn alpha stamps.

I've threaded the two brads with some red twill stripe ribbon, which I'll use to hang it from.. somewhere.. I haven't decided yet! LOL. To finish off the space at the top I've added three little Whimsy flags which I've fussy cut out - saves monies on the die! ;)

So there ya have it. Red, white and blooo!! Head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and see what my other teamies have whipped up!! 

I'd like to enter this flag into these challenges:
- Incy Wincy Designs - Patriotism
I'm from the UK
- Tammys Scrappin Corner - Celebrations/ 4th July
- Sentimental Sundays - Be Patriotic

So, just out of interest, I thought I'd add a link to the whole Olympic schedue - http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/ just incase anyone is interested in the line up. I know I am. :)

I spent last night getting caught up with stuffs - until about half past one in the morning!! :/ Tired.com.
I also had a scroll through my blog.. and.. it appears I have absolutely NO photos from about.. three weeks ago and backwards. Wow. Goodness knows where they've disappeared to?! Maybe they'll come back one day? I'm not getting my hopes up though - Blogger is useless! :( Makes me sad. I used to like to look back at older projects and see how far I've come. Never mind!! On wards and up wards!!

Take it easy, whatever your Tuesday will bring! 


  1. Oh Lou how much do I love this little hanging???!! its just gorgeous hun,absolutely gorgeous and I love the grass too
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. so stunning lou.love the sweet wryn and fabulous colours and details ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. This is so gorgeous! I just love the way you colored her! I'm with you on the gymnastics, it's my favorite of the summer Olympics!

  4. Fabulous!!! Love the flag, the star and that adorable digi and your great coloring!!! The little banner and flower are great additions to your project. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  5. This is so sweet! I love the tag look to it, the clouds in the sky and the grass. You did a great job! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis P.S. I'd love it if you'd pop over to my other challenge blog, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges,
    and play this week. The challenge is to make a project for someone who's left footprints on your life. Smiles!

  6. Fabulous creation sweetie ♥Pops♥

  7. Lou this is the cutest! What an awesome design and I love all of the little details. Those clouds look amazing too! :)

  8. This is so gorgeous Lou and what a fab idea!


  9. Lou!!!!!!!!!! this is totally fabulous I LOVE everything about it! so much so I am going to Pinterest it too!! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  10. I LOVE this Lou!! Everything about this wonderful creation makes me smile!! Stunning work honey!! Xx

  11. Fabulous patriotic tag! Thanks so much for joining our "Patriotic Challenge" at Sentimental Sundays!


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

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