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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, 19 November 2013

Check it OUT!!

Gaahhh!! Apologies for such a late post guys. What am I like?! Here's me thinking I had this all typed, scheduled and ready to go this morning. How wrong was I? I've only just got around to typing this up because my laptop has started playing games with me.

Sometimes the screen comes on and it's fine. Sometimes the screen comes on and then goes really, REALLY dark all of it's own accord. Meh.

So it looks like I'll be using my laptop on my laptops terms, and not when it convinient for me.. hah! That's until I can save up for a new one, which will definitely not be until next year now.

First world problems, huh?


Today it was time for a new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers s, and our lovely Lisa wants us all to 'CHECK IT OUT' - yip!!

We wanna see some checks, plaids or gingham on your creation!! Go crazy with those checks!!

Here's what I came up with using a waaaay older stamp from the discontinued Sugar Nellie line by Krista Smith for Funky Kits.

I decided to try my hand at 'no line' stamping again. I used Angel Pink ink and stamped onto Neenah cardstock. I coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye and added my own hand drawn background with some hills, a sunset and some big poofy clouds. :)

Here's a close up of the beauty from Sugar Nellie..

So here is my card in full - pretty busy, I know. Looking back, I really wish I'd left a lot of the embellishment off and let that image panel speak for itself. Either that or make the card bigger - which I wasn't really willing to do.. 6x6 still scares the crap out of me! LOL! 

I added a banner and a calendar with some Whimsy Stamps, die cut the 18 with my little Slice machine and pieced little Petal Lu flowers, liquid pearls and Stickles here and there.

After Christmas cards, reds and greens and snowy scenes are out of the way with, I'll definitely get back to practicing my no lines colouring as well as my backgrounds, but for now all of that is on hold. Christmas takes priority for us card makers, right? :)

So, that's all from me for tonight. Let's see if I can find a few challenges to enter this card into:
- Craft-Dee-Bowz - Anything Goes
- Oh La La Creations - Real or Faux Stitching
- Paula Holifield Crafts - Sparkle and Shine

Thank you so much for stopping by. Don't forget to stop by the PASSION FOR PROMARKERS BLOG and join in with our new challenge!!
Be sure to shout if you have any questions! :) xo


  1. Very sweet 18th birthday card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge.

  2. Very sweet 18th birthday card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge.

  3. Such a sweet 18th birthday card? Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!

  4. Fabulous card, love the details & of course the lush colours. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

  5. so stunning lou.gorgeous papers and my fav sassy stamp and wow to your fantastic no lines colouring :D

    xx coops xx


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