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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.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Gingerbread Houses

Hey all, I'm back to Earth with a bang now Uni has started, its in full swing after only three days, and I already have an essay due in three weeks time and numerous presentations to prepare for. Joy.

So, last night, before I rushed off for the second darts game of the season (we lost 4-3) I decided to make a quick card using some new stash I got recently. I decided I wanted to make full use of my new bottle of Glossy Accents. Seeing as I need to make LOTS more Christmas cards, I decided to go along with a Christmas card as opposed to another Halloween creation.

Bit of a crap photo but I was in a bit of a rush!! So, sorry if its making your eyes go all weird.

Here is a close up (better picture) of the Glossy Accents! :)

Those little fairy lights look sooo cute!

I don't have a very wide selection of ProMarkers which I coloured my houses in with, hence some of the blank white space, like on the shutters, I just didn't have a coordinating colour, so for that reason I think the card could be a little better than it currently is. Anyhoo, heres the supply list..

Solid card stock: Bazzil - Kraft; SU! Whisper White
Stamp: Hero Arts - Sending Holiday Cheer
Ink: SU! Garden Green; SU! - Old Olive; SU! - Bashful Blue; Memento - Rich Cocoa; Versamark
Embossing powder: AC - Opaque White
Punch: SU! - Scallop Circle
Promarkers: Holly - G724; Berry Red - R665; Leaf Green - G258; Cinnamon - O427; Satin - Y129; Cool Grey 1 - NG08
Miscellaneous: Ranger - Glossy Accents

Thats all I have for today, I must go make some notes for this up and coming assignment, one of many due in relatively soon I'd imagine, what with our tutors wanting to leave as many weeks spare as possible for our DISSERTATION PRESENTATIONS!! YIKES!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Bauble Cards

Hey all. :) I thought I would upload some Christmas cards I made recently, both using the same card design, which can be seen over here at Kristina Werner's Design Blog. I used different paper packs and inks on each of the cards for a different look, although the same princple applies for both.

Its Sunday, and my mam is away on holiday to Portugal.. sooo, my lovely boyfriend offered to make us both a Chicken Sunday Dinner!! It was delicious! We has roast carrots and parsnip, mashed potato, broccoli and cauliflower, yorkshire puddings about five inches tall aaand gravy. :) Yum.

Anyhow, intead of making you all hungry, here are the cards..

Solid card stock: AC - Biscuit
Patterned paper: BG - Wassill
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo - Christmas Silhouettes; Ornate Christmas
Ink: ColourBox Queue - Chianti; SU! - Old Olive
Ribbon: Grosgrain - Olive
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper

The second card I made was based on the same layout:

Solid card stock: AC - Green; SU! - Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: MME - Colourful Christmas
Stamp: Hero Arts - Spritz
Ink: ColourBox Queue - Lemon Grass; Razzberry
Ribbon: SU! - Taken with Teal
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper

Hope you are all having a lovely day. I'm off to do the washing up! :)


Friday, 24 September 2010

Two SU! Thank You Cards

Here are some cards I have made over the past month or so, I have already uploaded them to my Trimcraft Gallery but I thought I would post them over here too, seeing as I have started a fresh new blog!! :) Give more people a chance to comment, if they so wish!

I challenged myself to make this card without the use of patterned paper, as I seem to use it in EVERY card I make. This wasn't as hard as I first thought, infact, I am quite happy with the results. Very minimalist, which is sort of what I always try to go for. I think it takes a great amount of skill (and time) to produce a busy card which works well, and I'm afraid to say, I neither have patience, skill or time to do that!

I think I may be madly in love with the stamp set and the coordinating punch, something about the size of these tags and the ways in which you have to attatch them to your projects really makes them stand out. They are also so versatile, they work well on both small and larger projects, depending on how you want to use them. Just brilliant! :)

Solid card stock: SU! - Naturals Ivory; SU! - Close to Cocoa; SU! - Pumpkin Pie; SU! - Rose Red
Stamp: SU! - Tiny Tags
Ink: SU! - Close to Cocoa; SU! - Pumpkin Pie; SU! - Rose Red; SU! - Old Olive
Thread: SU! - Linen Thread
Punch: Medium Jewellery Tag
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper; MM - Slice
Miscellaneous: White Gel Pen; Stamp-a-ma-jig

Solid card stock: SU! - Pumpkin Pie
Patterned paper: MME - Dusk
Stamp: SU! - Circle of Friendship
Ink: SU! - Pumpkin Pie
Button: 7 Gypsies - Large Clear Buttons
Punch: 1" Circle Punch
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper; MM - Slice
Miscellaneous: White Gel Pen; Diamond Stickles


60th Male Birthday


This was a card I made especially for a suprise 60th. The card is a larger size than my usual A6, this card was designed to be A5 as there are a few people wanting to sign it. I thought I would keep the front pretty simple in order to get the '60' across.

Solid card stock: SU! - Naturals Ivory; SU! - Whisper White
Patterned paper: MME - Lil' Robots
Stamp: Hero Arts - Birthday Sayings
Ink: SU! - Blue Bayou; Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon: SU! - Taken with Teal
Brad: AC - Medium Brads, Earth Tones
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper; MM - Slice
Miscellaneous: White Gel Pen; White Embroidery Floss; Copic Marker - Clear


Fabulous Birthday

Hey all, hope you are keeping well. The weather here today is very wet and windy, just the way I like it (when I can stop in the house and do not have to go anywhere..) it can only mean one thing.. winter is definately on the way! :)

Anyway, one of my aunties has a birthday soon, so I thought I might make a birthday card which is more her style, as I have a fair few on hand, but not sure any of them suit her..

So here it is. I decided to keep it quite plain and straight forward, with a simple sentiment stamp portraying the message. Even though we are heading into winter over here in England, my aunty lives in Spain, hence the use of quite bright colours. This is another reason why I tried to keep the card quite flat, and hopefully the chipboard will hold steady the paper flower that lies on top. Hopefully it won't get too damaged in the post..

Solid card stock: SU! Naturals Ivory
Patterned Paper: CP - Resortation
Stamp: Hero Arts - Birthday Sayings
Ink: Colourbox - Chestnut Roan
Chipboard Shape: Maya Road - Scallop Frames
Ribbon: Gisela Graham - 39545
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper; BG - Precision File Set; MM - Slice
Miscellaneous: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Willow; White Gel Pen; Crystal Stickers - Pearls


Santa Claus is coming..

.. to town in 13 weeks time (Christmas Eve). I know its only September, but Christmas is BY FAR my favourite time of year.. aaand being a crafter means you've got to get in there early and start making Christmas cards when you can.. right?

I love Christmas for sooo many reasons its unbelieveable. Perhaps thee biggest reason, is.. that it is in the middle of winter. I LOVE autumn/winter. The dark mornings, defrosting your car in the freezing cold.. the dark nights, with artificial lighting lighting up your home, gales, snow, rain. I just love love love it, but I know its not everyones cup of tea, and me describing these things may make some people slightly sad, so moving on to a more positive note..


How damn cute is he?! Finishing him off with that glitter was just the cherry on top of a perfect cake!! Ho Ho Ho indeed, and a very merry Christmas to you all. Lol!!

Solid card stock: Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: BG - Eskimo Kisses
Stamp: Hero Arts - Small Variety Alphabet
Ink: SU! - Rose Red 
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper
Miscellaneous: White Gel Pen; Diamond Stickles


Thursday, 23 September 2010

Please bare with me..

Hey everyone. Today I thought I would scrap my old blog, considering it was my first attempt it was a bit all over the place, so I'm starting a fresh. New design, new features and hopefully MORE posts MORE regularly.

I'm back at Uni on Monday to start my final year, its all going to be a mad rush, what with my dissertation and all the other modules I am taking, but hopefully I should come out the other end with a 1st, fingers crossed!!

I have recently joined the craft forum Trimcraft, the people on there are sooo friendly, they have really made me feel at ease, and I always get positive comments back on my project, although I don't have many uploaded on there at the moment. Hopefully there will be more on soon.

I am going to try and plan my time carefully, and hopefully have at least every other Saturday or Sunday to myself to just craft and have a little bit of stress relief from all the work during the week.

Anyway, before I rant on anymore.. I'm off. I have my last induction at Uni today, and them I'm all set for next week, or at least I hope I am! Lol.


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