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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, 10 September 2013

Those Perfect Pets

Well for once in a looong while, I am typing this post up late on a Monday night instead of weeks in advance like usual. My head has been up my butt these past few weeks - so many things going on, but that's all part of life, right? It keeps us on our toes, so I am definitely not complaining. Enough waffle, let's get into the good stuff..

We all love our furry friends, right? Some people more than others, like me. *insert crazy cat lady face here* LOL!! We treat them like a member of the family and will do anything to make them happy. Infact, some of us go out of our ways to make them happy..

This weeks challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers has been picked by the lovely Shelly, she wants to see you colour up those furry friends.

To be in with a chance of winning $10 worth of digi papers from  Michele R Designs, so head over to the blog and join in!!

Now, I know what you're gonna say.. a HEDGEHOG?! Yip, a hedgehog. Do you not think he's adorable?! I was gonna go down the route of cat, or dog, or hamster, or bird.. but hell.. I think these little guys need a break too!!

This image if from Tiddly Inks - Bugs and Kisses. The set comes in both digital form and clear acrylic, I went with the digi. 

This is a card of firsts for me. First time trying out a new style of clouds that Kristy from Some Odd Girl just rocks so well (obviously I done them NO justice what so ever.. but I do try), as well as trying my hand at a criss-cross style card. For my first proper attempt I wasn't that disappointed in it, but I can see there is a lot of room for improvement.

I used papers from My Mind's Eye Come Away With Me collection. LOVE the rich reds and blues in this pack. So pretty. I coloured up my image to kinda match. I kept the embellishments kinda minimal, which was pretty difficult for a girl who likes to poke brads and sew buttons through her designs. That's something I'm going to have to get my head around with this kinda card design, making sure the inside stays clean and tidy so it doesn't catch on the pull out insert.

Here is a photo of the insert pulled out of the card. I have stamped a greeting from Amy R sentiments in Rhubarb Stalk ink onto another slice of patterned paper from the pack which I have matted and layered using white card and cherry card. I kept it pretty simple as I wasn't too sure where I was going with it all. The size of the insert in comparison with the rest of the card is something else I need to get my head around. All in due course, ladies and gents.

Here is a close up of those clouds that took me hours to do.. you'd never be able to tell.

That's all I got for ya tonight/ this morning!! I'm off to hit the hay for an extremely well deserved early night!!

Thank you for stopping by. xo


  1. Great card, Lou! Love your bright colouring and fab cloud background! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. so stunning lou.fabulous image and i love your card design and bold colours and your clouds look ace :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Hi Lou! Oh who bright and beautiful you have colored this sweet stamp! Love the colored sky too! hugs Lotta


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