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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.

Saturday 25 January 2014

.. with a Cherry on Top!

Happy Saturday, guys! :) This morning I've been going through the photographs of my cards and trying to make some sense of them. I have a LOT of photos and I'm getting lazy when it comes to organising them.

This year I aim to have way more blog posts than 2013, and one way I am going to achieve that is by sharing my commissioned cards with you all.

This was a card I made way back at the beginning of December. I think this is the card that started me on my Some Odd Girl obsession again! Ain't got no complains here, I freakin' LOVE Kristys stamps! 

The thing I love most about this card is all the 'white' space I've managed to achieve. Usually when I'm making larger cards I feel like I have to cover every inch with.. something. This time round I tried to cluster all of my embellishments and sentiment around the main image. I think I found this easier because I layered the image up so that part felt a lot bigger when placed on the card. 

I gotta get me some more wide organza ribbon!! Why the hell have I held off using it for so long?! It creates the most pretty bows, so puffy but without being OTT - because the organza is kinda see through. I likey. Gotta use up more of my other ribbon first though - remember, I'm tryna be good!!

So I used a bunch of SOG goodness:

I coloured Tia up with my ProMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye. Hmmm, a bunch of the usual goodness including Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, liquid pearls and a pop of Kraft cardstock, this time in the form of a doily, finish this piece off nicely.

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
- Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y - Young card for a little one
- Delicious Doodles - Must use a Ribbon
- Creative Inspirations - 249 - Ribbons
- Pattie's Creations - For the Little Girls

I always get told that people can tell it's a Lou Mac creation a mile off, and that pleases me. I feel like I have definitely found myself over the last 4 years and always try to stay true to what I think my style is. If I'm not feeling it, I don't go with it. :)

Thank you for stopping by, friends. Have a fantastic Saturday, whatever you get up to. xo


  1. I totally agree...love your style xx

  2. Love it!
    Thanks for playing in our "For the Little Girls!" Challenge #84!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  3. This is such a great card hun! Thanks for playing at my challenge blog Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  4. I think it's great that you don't try to do something like every else but you stay true to yourself and your own style! Fantastic!!! And look what you produced - a beautiful card!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge "For the Little Girls".

  5. Wow!! Super cuteness!!
    & love the pink shade on the cheeks !!
    Perfection !

  6. This is such a cute card,
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge

  7. so gorgeous lou.super sweet image and i love the sentiment and pretty design ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “Using ribbon”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)


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