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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, 18 December 2012

You're a Love Bandit.

Ahhh, just the sentiments from this set are enough to make me die. This cutie is from the Love Bandit set, which you can buy over at the Some Odd Girl store NOW! I've coloured him up using ProMarkers to be all grey and fluffy - it didn't really end up how I'd imagined it. A lot more practice is needed with this little guy! ;)

I kept the card very simple as I wanted him and that lovely plaid paper to shine through.

I stamped the sentiment onto some Pure Poppy cardstock from SU! and laid it over the top of my scalloped circle just slighty. I've stamped the heart from the set in Real Red ink so it peeks out from underneath the image panel. I added some Christmas Stickles to the heart that he's stolen from me and finally finished the design off with some blue liquid pearls.

That's all she wrote! 

Head over to the Some Odd Girl Blog NOW and catch up with what's been happening. xo

Love Me, Love Me Not.

I'm a couplea days late with this little beauty. I apologise. :)

Have you guys been over to the Some Odd Girl Blog this week?! Uh huhhh!! We're on DAY TWO of the new clear stamp release!

So this little dreamer is Love Me Not Mae, she is available over at the Some Odd Girl Store, along with the rest of the new release from this week. 

She has been coloured using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye. Not typically Valentine's papers, but you know how I roll! ;) I've teamed the papers up with some lace trim and gorgeous organza ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

I stamped a sentiment from the set onto the image panel using Pretty in Pink ink from SU! as well as stamped and colouring a few more of the lose petals. I've used some textured cardstock and die cut a fence to place behind the image panel. Finally I added some gems and pearls onto the image panel for a touch of interest and bling!!

That's all I got for ya this time round, I'll be back in a mojo with my gorgeous Racoon! ;) xo

LLLC Valentine's Release

Guess who's back? Back again?
Only ME on the La La Land Crafts Team!! Yeeeehaaa! ;)

I'm hitting it off with a bang by sharing some projects from the brand new VALENTINES RELEASE! There are four new stamps and three new dies, and they're all available in the LLLC Store NOW! Ahhh you guys, each and every one of these cuties makes my heart melt, and I hope they do yours too!!


So who's up first?! It's gotta be MARCI!!

This is the gorgeous Sweet Friends Marci. She has been coloured using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye and that gorgeous slice of Hambly print from my LLLC goodie bag! ;) Thankies, Irina!!

I've added a banner which I've die cut from vellum using the gorgeous new Hearts Banner Die and added some bling to the corners. Hmm, what else? I've added a couplea stripes of striped washi, some chit chat words from Tim Holtz and used the cut out hearts from the die and covered them with Christmas Stickles.

Her outfit and that little panda make me wanna die! I've stamped the sentiment onto a slice of Pure Poppy cardstock from SU! and laid it over the image just slighty. I added a pearl brad and a gemstone brad to either side.

Who's up next?! ;) 

This handsome little fella and his pooch is Best Friends Luka, who has also been coloured using the standard ProMarkers and FlexMarkers. I've used more Pure Poppy cardstock from SU! to match my My Minds Eye papers. This time the sentiment has been made into a flagged banner and I've used more of the same cardstock to die cut a border using the Heart Border Die and some embellishments using the Heart Treble Clef Die. :)

How's about that for ya? Head over to the La La Land Crafts Blog NOW to see what the other awesome ladies have came up with for ya to oogle over!! xo

It's a MEGAHH Christmas Challenge

Last week we launched our Mega Christmas Challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers, I hope you guys have already been joining in?! If not, let Team One refresh ya memory! ;)

So this challenge is gonna be running for a whole month, ending on January 1st 2013 - wow, not far away, huh? So, since us guys will be prepping for Christmas behind the scenes during our time off DT duties, we've got a HEAP of prizes up for grabs - you don't wanna miss out!

So, you gotta be in it to win it, I know. I guess you wanna know what you've gotta do? It's an easy peasy one, we're hoping to get as many entires as possible, let's blow the roof off!!

include the word HAPPY in your sentiment”, 

You project can be anything, for any type of occasion that includes the word “happy”, i.e. Happy Christmas, Happy birthday, Happy Anniversary.. it's pretty much never ending. We always wanna be HAPPY, right? :)

There is only one restriction, only three entries per person this time round - we don't wanna be spending our festive season drooling over Blogger now, do we? :) Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers. 

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!

Letraset are generously offering 3 x Season’s Gift Sets – so that means 3 winners!

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Joanna Sheen is generously offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in her online store.

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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 6 digi images of their choice from her store.

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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering a prize of 7 digis (which we are going to split into 2 prizes) 

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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $15.00 worth of digi papers, which are available at Whimsy Designs.  

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Now come on? Fantastico, no?

Here comes some inspiration in the form of a Kraftin' Kimmie cutie!! Out there shovelling snow, which is what I was doing about a week ago, but it seems to be warming up a little now. Shame. I wanted to white stuff for Christmas.

I've coloured her up using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match my papers from Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses. Love that paper. SO MUCH. So much so that when I realised I had almost used up one pad.. I ordered another one. Heh! ;)

Both of my sentiments have been stamped in Old Olive ink onto Blushing Bride cardstock, both from SU! I've layered up papers, a die cut cardstock fence and some gorgeous ribbon and trim from The Ribbon Girl.

I've added a bunch of flowers and snowflakes, and all that good stuff, and finally some pink liquid peals finish up the scene.

I hope you can take some time out to pop over to the Passion for ProMarkers blog and join in with us, there are plenty of prizes up for grabs and some amazing inspiration from the girls!! xo

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Make it Like.. POPS!!

Here's me falling WAAAY behind with my blog posting again. I've been so busy working on Christmas orders to get them out within a reasonable 'Christmas' kinda time scale that I don't really know whether I've been coming or going these past few weeks *grins* 

I'm finished up now though, just a few more DT projects to work on then I'll be done for the holiday season and I can sit down, chill and get my mojo topped back up! ;) Hopefully in the new year I'll be in some kinda frame of mind to try and have a small purge of some of my craft stash that I seem to have been collecting rather than using over the past year.

After promising myself I wasn't gonna buy much more stuff, which I have kinda stuck to.. it has sorta made me more frugal with stuff. So now I've got that to overcome - and I'm getting there slowly but surely. Again, it's with paper.. if it's discontinued I don't wanna use it up if I really like it, because chances are I'm never going to see it again.. but if I take a step back and look at the bigger picture - this could turn into a vicious circle. FAST! So time to stop being such a dork about stuff and get it used up so I have room for new goodies if ever I fancy spending my monies on more craft stash. HAH!

So, I betcha wish I hadn't made an appearance back in blog land tonight huh? What with that little script. Ramble out of the way let's get down to the bones of this post. 

Yesterday over at Tiddly Inks we posted a brand new challenge for you guys to join in with. I'm super excited to tell you all that it's another 'Make It Like..' and this time round it's 


Yippeee. This is Pop's gorgeous card she made for us to draw some inspiration from. 


I decided to take the size of the card and the way she had her embellishments laid out as inspiration this time round, and this is what I came up with - as part of a commission would you believe. *wink, wink*

So I'ma keep this short and sweet as I wanna hit the hay some time before 10:30 again tonight. I'm pooped.

I used the adorable Wryn - Fairy Friends and coloured her up using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match my patterned papers from My Minds Eye. I printed the image out pretty large so that it would take up a generous portion of my 6x6" card. I love how it turned out. I just wish I'd stamped the 1st Birthday onto a seperate piece of cardstock, but meh. Picky.

All of the ribbon and fibres are from The Ribbon Girl, I've used a heap load of bling - a mixture of Kaisercraft, Papermania, Liquid Pearls, Prima and Stickles and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. There are a lot of horizontal layers on this card, which have ended up pretty much covered, but I know they're there. Heh. I double bow-ed the.. bow?! UHHH!! and added a pretty Stickle-d snowflake with a button in the centre to the knot. The specifications for this card included pink and snowflakes, whatcha reckon?!

That's all I got for ya tonight. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow night to post and schedule a few more bits and pieces here and there before I totally log off for Christmas - not that I've been around much anyway. HAH!

Over and Out. xo

Saturday, 1 December 2012

SOG Dec Challenge

Howdy doody!! Nip and a punch for the first of the month. Gawwwd. Can you believe it's DECEMBER?! Somebody save me. 2012 has zoooomed it's way passed in the blink of an eye. I dunno what it is - after September is done with and the kids are back to school after the summer time just seems to speed up. I wish it was winter for longer! :( Anywho, I digress.

It's time for a new challenge over at Some Odd Girl today. We've another inspirational sketch for ya to use. Banners are still raging out there in the world of craft, so we've decided to incorporate them into our landscape style sketch this month.

I just had to use this opportunity to colour up Cuppa Mae again. Love this girl. I dunno what it is about her but she looks so peaceful and serene and is perfect for loads of occasions around these cold winter months. I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little and try and colour Mae with more pastel colours. I think I succeeded - kinda. :/ What do you think? I even changed her skin tone up a little.

She has been coloured using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye Howdy Doody collection. Not neccessarily winter patterns/ papers - but I've seen a few videos on YouTube where crafters have challenged themselves to make Christmas cards with none-themed paper. I thought I'd give it a go. There are so many 'modern' Christmas colour combos bouncing about now, that you can get away with just about anything, and I think pink and white is about as crisp as it gets!

I've stamped an Amy R sentiment in Pretty in Pink ink from SU! (say that three times fast) and created my top most banner with it. I tied a little bow with some white grosgrain ribbon, added a mint button threaded with some pink natural twine, 'sprinkled' some gemstones and pearls from Kaisercraft here and there, and it was job DONE!

Off to make myself a hot cup of cocoa now! ;) 

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and see the other jaw droppingly beautiful creations from the rest of my ODD teamies.

Over and out. xo

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