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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.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Summer at My Mum's Craft Shop

Good morning you beautiful people. It's my turn to hit you all up with some SUMMER inspiration for My Mum's Craft Shop today!!

What's your take on summer? Long days spent in the garden or down the beach? Reading a book or pottering around the garden? Mine, is the sky. I love just sitting back, relaxing, wherever I am and just taking in the big blue sky. It blows my mind every time, and always reminds me of how small we really are!! The sun? Not so much a fan. I'm more of a winter person, but I do appreciate the summer, it makes my greenhouse grow. :)

So I decided to take this as an opportunity to start practicing my sky. You seen me use dye inks with a stencil to create clouds in yesterdays post, which I've been doing for a long while, but I thought it was well past due for my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to get a look in on backgrounds. It's not like there is a lack of tutorials out there, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I'll be the first to admit that my clouds are a little.. flat.. kinda like the giant from (Jack and the Giant Beanstalk, obviously) has been sitting on them. Hah. It's alright for a first attempt though. I will definitely be working on the shape of them. I want them looking more fluffy but still more cartoon like rather than realistic. 

So as for my supplies, this is the gorgeous Summer (aptly named) from the Wild Sprouts over at The Greeting Farm, and I've coloured her up with my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match papers from Echo Park - Here and Now collection. I added a banner across the top which I've die cut from more of the patterned paper using a C.C Designs die which Kitty will order in for you no problem.

So I'll keep you posted on my cloud adventure! LOL. Head over to the My Mum's Craft Shop Blog and see what the other ladies have been posting for our SUMMER theme this week. Oh, and don't forget to join in with our Monthly Challenge for your chance to win a MMCS Voucher.

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - The Great Outdoors
TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Punches or Dies
C is for Challenge - #2 Summer

Out. xo


  1. so stunning lou.love your gorgeous colours and image and your clouds look fabulous :D
    I`m not much for hot weather but if there is a nice breeze I do like to sit in my relaxer with a good book :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Love your card, so cute and your clouds for your first attempt are great! I must try it too!
    Question: What brand is that embossing folder?

    Thanks, Kim L.

  3. I love your clouds. Very beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  4. Super cute card! I love The Greeting Farm images :) I think your sky and clouds look great!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  5. Gorgeous Lou - love your clouds and stunning colouring!! Hugs, Juliexx

  6. Oh, Lou, this is sooooo awesome and sweet, love this little girl jumping on the grass (it loooks like this), she is so happy. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  7. Beautiful image and card.Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our Great outdoor challenge hugs Tania xx (DT).

  8. Love this gorgeous image and summery creation.

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time..

    Christine x

  9. This is so super cute!! Love the layout & how you colored up that TGF cutie!!! I might just have to go & pick her up!! :)) :))


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

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