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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 31 August 2011

Nerds Are COOL!

Can you guys rewind your memories back to the Pollycraft Blog hop last week? Can you remember the new line of Luna Bitterfrosts?! OF COURSE YOU CAN!!

Well here she is again..


I had a total field day when Paula uploaded the new images to the DT blog - seriously. Everyone has been working away behind the scenes creating gorgeousness with these, so keep your eyes peeled through the next few weeks.

Is she not brilliant?! HA! I LOVE her oversized glasses and her lab coat with all of those pockets! So fun! :) I have coloured the whole image with ProMarkers and added some Dovecraft chalk around the outside - sorta looks like a nuclear glow! LOL!! Check out her red hair! :)

I have coloured the image to coordinate with some more papers from My Minds Eye - Oh La La for Her collection. I plan on making a card with each of these Lunas using this paper collection. Gotta use it uuuup!

I created the sentiment on Word and printed it on some of the patterned paper then added some gems either side to draw attention to it. Nerds are cool. :)

I added some stamped 'splodges' in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the outside of the image and doodled and distressed all edges. Some Stickles around the outside of the image finishes it off! :)

As for embellishments I added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers, as well as some pink grosgrain ribbon from The Ribbon Girl on top of a misted Prima flower aaaand some gems from Kaisercraft.

Here is a shot of the inside. I added another sentiment using a Studio G alpha set. NERD. :)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Scrapbook Sisters - Flower, Ribbon and Gem
× Clear it Out - Glitter It
Oooold patterned paper
× Stampin Royalty - Bring on the Bling

Cardstock: Papercuts - Mint Green
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye - Oh La La for Her
Stamps/Digi: Pollycraft - Luna Bitterfrost Science Rocks; Stempelgede - Grunge Collection
Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - 16mm Grosgrain BABY PINK; Kaisercraft rhinestones; Prima flower;  WOC - 2 tone pale blue sweetheart blossom, 2 tone pale pink sweetheart blossom, 10mm aqua rose
Misc: brown fineliner; Stardust Stickles;

Tuesday 30 August 2011

GD Spot @ Deep Ocean Challenge

A few weeks ago, I was asked by my lovely friend, Alberto, if I would like to be GD for this fortnights challenge over at Deep Ocean. How could I say no?! Some AHmazing talent on that DT, they always provide such awesome inspiration.

This fornight they have a very simple challenge


How you interpret that is up to you - I can't wait to see what you all come up with. It could be a shaped card or loads of heart embellishments. A heart centre piece such as a shaker box or little heart details in the forms of stamps or chipboard pieces. Just a few little ideas for ya! The choice is yours!!

Here is what I came up with..

As for the 'HEART' on my project.. There are a few hearts on the Some Odd Girl image itself, alongside that I have added a green heart stick pin through my seam binding and some sentiments which include little hearts on the letters. Finally I have stamped opposite corners of my patterned paper with a little heart from another Some Odd Girl set in Frayed Burlap DI. I think that just about covers it.

I always try to paper piece the socks on my SOG images, I think it helps tie the whole card together and ensures your image coordinates well with the patterned paper you've used. I love Kaylee's expression in this image and her stripey arm warmers are just the best! Such a fun image to colour.

Here is a close up of the embellishments and sentiments. I love to add bows to my cards using my bow easy tool. I think I have a ribbon addiction and own FAR too much! All flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and everything else is from The Ribbon Girl.

Here is a quick shot of the inside of my card - decorated to match the front. Quick and easy way to use scraps.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Do it with Digis - Buttons
× Card Makin' Manas - Pink
× Polka Doodle - Spots and Dots
× StuckOnUSketches - Die Cut Challenge 'Sky'
× Crafty Sentiments - Ribbon and Bows

Cardstock: Bazzil - Kraft; Papercuts - Dark Brown
Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Victoria Gardens
Stamps/Digi: Some Odd Girl Digi - Love Letter Kaylee; Some Odd Girl - Photo Kaylee; Whimsy Stamps - Everyday Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments
Ink: DI - Frayed Burlap; SU! Soft Suede, Rose Red
Dies: Nesties - Labels Fourteen; Whimsy Stamps - Mini Postage Die
Tools: Fiskars - Scallop Border punch; Bow Easy
Embellishments: WOC - baby blue aster daisy, 2 tone pale blue sweetheart blossom, 10mm 2 tone green rose, 10mm mint aqua rose; The Ribbon Girl - Iced Lime seam binding, small aqua polka dot button, aqua bakers twine
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, R30 Hair E30, 31, 35 ProMarkers: Shirt Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Demin Blue Skirt Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Salmon Pink Arm Warmers Soft Green, Mint Green, Green, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Salmon Pink Shoes Cocoa, Walnut Letter Pastel Beige, Salmon Pink
Misc: brown fineliner

My Favourite Things #August

Luna Bitterfrost

'Nuff said.

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.

In case you haven't noticed.. ;)

Stampin' Up
Pillow Box Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
I have a few halloween treats in store for this little guy. Roll on October - although saying that I have a few halloween cards using some new digis in the pipeline.

Monday 29 August 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #108 - *Felt*

Time for another challenge over at Pollycraft Challenge!! Excited?! I am.

Before I give you the deets.. who enjoyed our blog hop last week?! Was it not AWEsome?! Paula and the Team ROCK!! They've seriously blown-me-away!!


Congratulations. If you wanna drop me an email I'll get it sent over to ya ASAP! :)

So.. this week we want to see..


on your creations. Unusual, right? FUN!!

Ahhhh, I just had to get Swings and Slides 'Deck The Halls' - All the Trimmings coloured up. She is adorable! I've coloured her in traditional colours with splashes on pink here and there to tie in with my patterned paper and card base. I have used Everybody Loves Christmas patterned paper from Echo Park alongside some yummy ribbon and bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl.

I have coloured her little nightdress in a rich red to match my felt embellishments. I created the flowers using a die from PTI and some red felt I've had lying around forEVA. The entire image has been coloured using ProMarkers and I've cut it out into a panel instead of the usual fussy cutting.

Here is a shot of the removable tag with a cute little sentiment from LOTV - it hasn't showed up too well in the picture, but it is readable! :)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas Theme

Cardstock: Papercuts - Pink
Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Everybody Loves Christmas
Stamps/Digi: Pollycraft Digi Swings and Slides - Deck The Halls - All The Trimmings; LOTV - Sentiments
Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Tools: Crop-a-dile
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - Red bakers twine; Parrot Green 9mm Spot Organza
Misc: brown fineliner; Stardust Stickles;

Sunday 28 August 2011

Sentimental Sundays #70 - Back to School

Good morning Sunday! :) By the time this post goes live my mother and her partner will be on the way to the airport for their yearly holiday. I'll admit, Lou home alone for two weeks poses its dangers - but I'll be fineee! :) Means I actually get to have a lie in on my days off, I cannot WAIT!

Enough of the small talk. I wanna introduce you to the new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays this week. I know I've been slacking lately, but I think I'm finally settling into my work schedule and have eventually managed to get my time organised. Please forgive me.

So this week us sentimental fools want to see projects for


I decided to go all out and make a 'journal page' if you could even call it that. As soon as I seen the title for the challenge I had the PERFECT image in mind.. and then when my monthly kit from Sarahs Cards LTD popped through my door last week I also had the PERFECT sentiments to go with it.

So here it is..

I have coloured the image using ProMarkers and used papers from my monthly kit. I will list all supplies at the end. This cutie is called High School Student, she is a Simply Sassy and you can get her HERE at Funky Kits.

I apologise now for my horrendous hand writing, you don't need to tell me how bad it is, I get told on an almost daily basis from close friends and family.

Please head on over to the challenge blog now to see what can be won and looksie at what the other awesome ladies have got in store for ya this week.

Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee - Hometown Summer
Stamps: Simply Sassy - High School Student; Waltzing Mouse - Dainty Doilies Large Set
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; SU! - Temping Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Tools: SU! - Notebook Border punch
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - Black bakers twine; Bella BLVD Ciao Chip -Essential Asparagus and Pickle Juice
Colour: ProMarkers: Skin Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink Hair Chestnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon Greens Marsh Green, Moss, Pear Green Pinks Carmine, Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink Blues Marine, Turquoise Yellows Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup
Misc: brown fineliner;

Saturday 27 August 2011

May all the days ahead..

Hello, hello. Sorry for the late post. I gotta do this quick before the XFactor starts though. ;) (Let's see if I can make it..) I'm not a huge fan, I just like the giggles you get out of it. Some of the people that go on that show cannot POSSIBLY think they can really sing!! Can they?!

The title of this post may be a bit of a mystery.. but it will all become clear soon.

You may look at these pictures and think.. but they're the same? Well.. you'd be right.. kinda.

These are two wedding cards commissions I've received lately. Both of the 'customers' wanted an elegant.. yet generic wedding card. So this is what I went with.

I used a combo of Elegant Soiree patterned paper and Baja Breeze and Soft Suede cardstock from SU! - perfect combos. Blue and brown are always a winner when it comes to weddings.

There are subtle differences between (XFactor has started *rolls eyes*) the two, as I always try to make my cards OOAK. Whenever it is a special card which will be hand delivered I make a display box with an acetate lid. It's more glam than an envelope and gives the recipient something to keep the card in if they'd like it as a keepsake. Plus I like making them! :)

Here is a shot of the inside of the second card. Clean and simple for the giver to write their message to the reciever! LOL. :)

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :)

I'm busy stuffing my face with popcorn with my feet up in front of the TV at the moment. I had a long day at work - it draaagged so much. I was glad when I got home. I have a few DT cards to make tonight in quick time so that will keep me busy until bed. I managed to get a Sassy image coloured up last night so she is ready to be put on a card. Keep your eyes peeled for that tomorrow! ;) She is one of my all time FAVES!

Anywho, take it easy.

Friday 26 August 2011

Old News

Back to work today after a lovely day off yesterday. My and the boyfriend went to Druridge Bay Country Park for our dinner, and we sat on a wooden bench at the top of a hill overlooking the lake. Bliss. :)

So the whole point of todays post..

Some of you may remember I blogged about new colour combos using my ProMarkers in THIS post. Well a while ago now, I bought some Spectrum Noirs from Pops to try out. I only got the pink set - so six sets in total. I wanted to see for myself what all of the hoohar was about. Let me tell you.. hoohar is exactly what it is.

The image on the left has been coloured using two different 'combos'. The largest section of her hair has been coloured using 15, 86 and 8 and the left hand side has been coloured using 86, 88 and 8. Wasn't feeling either of them. So the image in the middle is another attempt using the combo: 88, 137 and 147, which I like a little better.

So the whole 'set's Crafter's Companion have put together totally don't work for me. Obviously I need to try out a few more combos first before I fully decide. I have used Neenah cardstock which is what they recommend, but the Noirs are so juicy that they soak they cardstock almost instantly.

Compared to the image on the right, which has been coloured using ProMarkers I don't think the Noirs even come close.

Over and out.

Thursday 25 August 2011

Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges #34 - Use Music Sheets

*slaps own wrists*

Yet ANOTHER week has gone by without a TPS card from me. Okay, so this is only the second week, but I don't want the boss girl or you guys to think I'm slipping. In reality, I probably am.. but I refuse to believe that, or come to terms with the whole deal. So I'm just going to plod on. Any complaints?!

This week over at TPS the girls wanna see..


Easy, peasy.. yes? Head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG now to see what the other awesome ladies have got in store for ya!!

I had to email Kellie to apologise last night - I felt so bad. One of the reasons she took me on for the next six months was because I always had projects in on time. Well look at me now. Who knew?

Take it easy - and I hope you get a chance to join in this week.. unlike moi.

Some Odd Girl Challenge - ::*Paper Piecing*::

It was officially three weeks on Monday that the new term started for us newbies and vets over at Some Odd Girl. Can you believe it?! I know I sure can't - the time has flown by.. I just hope the rest of the time doesn't fly too fast - I've been having a blast. Although most of the girls will probably say I've been like a little mouse - I've been keeping up to date on the action over on the DT blog. Boy oh boy, these girls are TALENTED!!

Okay, so enough of the waffle.. time for another challenge over at Some Odd Girl.. incase you hadn't guessed already. This time round want to see..


Something I just LOVE doing.. something I used to do all of the time, and something I wish I done a lot more of.

So.. here you have

Almost every part of her that was paper piece-able.. has been paper pieced, except her little shrug. I coloured her skin, hair and shrug using ProMarkers and fussy cut her out leaving a little white border. I have added some Souffle pen to her eyes.. and guess what I've just noticed?.. In fact, I'm going to see if you guys can tell first. All crafters say we should never point our mistakes, right?

I have used some papers from First Edition Hideaway collection - at first I was REALLY unsure about them.. they so aren't me.. but I forced myself to use them.. and I actually quite like how the card turned out. Half of the pack are specialty papers with glitter and stuff, so I used those for the paper piecing parts, the other half are double sided patterns which I used for the rest of the card.

I stamped the scalloped oval from the stamp set onto some more of the specialty paper and cut it out, leaving a border. I then stamped the oval again onto kraft and cut out the centre to form a panel for my sentiment from PTI stamped in Sage Shadow.

Lastly I added some WOC goodness and some Prima Pearls along with some Seafoam coloured sheer ribbon from The Ribbon Girl - but it is almost too sheer to see against the papers, although the colour match is perfect! LOL. Don't you just love that? When you buy new patterned paper and you find loads of inks and papers and embellishments you already have in your stash that match? Magical moment! :)

Here is a peak at the inside of the card, with a slice of the same patterned paper from the front, alongside a yellow pearl brad and a message panel with the same Thank You sentiment from PTI. All edges have been distressed and doodled. You know I gotta! ;)

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to check out what the other girls have got for ya this week! ;) Sweet Thinkin' Mae is a star attraction this time round - me thinks she lends herself well to paper piecing.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Bearly Mine - Bring on the Bling
× My Time to Craft - Here come the Girls
× Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
× Paper Creations - Show us Flowers

This card can also be found at:
(please let me know whether these links work or not)

Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: First Edition - Hideaway
Stamps/Digi: Some Odd Girl - Sweet Thinkin' Mae; Papertrey Ink - Star Prints
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; SU! - Sage Shadow
Tools: Fiskars - Scalloped Border punch
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - 25mm Plain Sheer Ribbon SEAFOAM; Prima Gems and Pearls; Papermania - Pearl Brad; WOC - ivory sweetheart blossom, 10mm white rose orange centre
Colour: ProMarkers: Skin Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink Hair Chestnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon Shrug Apple, Meadow Green
Misc: brown fineliner; Stardust Stickles; Sakura - White Souffle pen

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Pollycraft Blog Hop


I hope you are all as excited as me!! The team have been busy creating projects with these awesome new images for weeks!! We've been sitting on pins and needles this WHOLE time and we're ready to burst and show you what we've got!!

First of all I wanna let you know that each team member will be having a little mini giveaway with the image they have used on their project for the hop. All you gotta do is leave a comment and place the blog hop logo in your sidebar, and a random winner will be picked from each blog and announced on Monday with the new challenge post. Got it? :)

So.. if you've arrived here from Cazza's Blog you're on the right track. If not.. start HERE back at Cazza's Blog to get you started - you won't wanna miss ANYone out!!

As soon as Paula showed us the new Lunas I almost DIED!! I had to get them printed out and coloured up straight away. You might recognise this card I'm about to show you from the Blog Hop Logo..

All of the images from this hop will be released on Monday 29th August over at Pollycraft. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

Check out her PINK hair and the whole overall general PINKness of the card. You like? I think I do! :) A couplea weeks ago - it seems like forever ago now - I was trying out some new colour combos and I thought hell, this rock chick needs some funky hair!! So I coloured this image to match some ooold papers from My Minds Eye - Oh La La for Her collection and ran with the whole pink theme.

I designed the layout as I went as I couldn't find a sketch I was feeling at the time. I have added a slice of patterned paper at a jaunty angle which I really like and an embossed strip near the bottom which I have wound some ribbon from The Ribbon Girl around and added a cute little bow.

I added some light blue chalk from Dovecraft around the outside of the image to make it pop and cut it out leaving a border big enough for a sentiment and some little stars dotted about. All stamps are from Papertrey Ink - Star Prints collection stamped in SU! Pretty in Pink.

I have distressed and doodled all edges with Distress Ink and a brown fineliner. I also added some Star Dust Stickles around the outside of the piece with my image on. For some extra embellishment I have added some WOC goodness and some Prima pearls and gems.

Here is a shot at the inside of the card. It's sort of a simpler version of the front with the same star pattern down the right hand side which you can't see all the well on the front. Again I have distressed and doodled all edges and added the same sentiment!

All you gotta do to win this rock chick is leave a comment and place the blog hop logo on your sidebar.. then a winner will be drawn ready for my challenge post on Monday 29/08.

I'm now going to send you over to Mary J's Blog to continue with the hop!! I hope you have a great time and enjoy the ride!! :)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Make it Monday - Anything Goes
× Heart Song Inspirations - Shabby Chic/ or Use Pearls
× One Stitch at a Time - Bling
× One Stop Craft - Bold and Bright
× Alphabet Challenge - Only Three Embellishments
× Card Makin' Mamas - Pink
× Digis with Attitude - Anything Goes
× Phindy's Place - Something New
Brand NEW digi
× Tellens Place - Anything Goes

Cardstock: Papercuts - Pink
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye - Oh La La for Her
Stamps/Digi: Pollycraft Digi - Luna Bitterfrost 'Dare to be Different' - Guitars Rock; Papertrey Ink - Star Prints
Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; SU! - Pretty in Pink
Tools: Houndstooth EF
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - Parrot Green Organza Spot; Prima Gems and Pearls; WOC - 2 tone deep pink cherry blossom, 2 tone pale pink sweetheart blossoms, mint green 15mm rose
Colour: ProMarkers: Skin Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink Hair Carmine, Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink Shirt Grass, Bright Green, Lime Green Vest Baby Pink, Pale Pink Boots Chestnut, Cocoa Guitar Spice, Raw Sienna, Cool Grey 1 Mint Greens and Eyes Soft Green, Green, Mint
Misc: brown fineliner; Stardust Stickles

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Think PINK..

..Is what the lady told me at the fayre when she asked me to make a bookmark for her grand daughter. If you know me - you will know that I'm not a huge fan of pink, but I don't mind working with it in little quantities.

Good job she only wanted a bookmark. Heehee.

I used the ever so cute Bookish Tia from Some Odd Girl, because I just love her and her bag! I gotta colour it in rainbow style every time!! <3

I coloured her in using only PM's (no Copics here! :)) and fussy cut her out. I tried to colour her to match the little strips of paper I used from MME Life of the Party collection. The bookmark is made from Pretty in Pink cardstock from SU! and I have used the ribbon to match. Looking at the photo now, do you know what I forgot?! The white detailing on her eyes!! Bummer!

I stamped the sentiment 'READ' using alpha stamps from Studio G and used the worlds smallest circle punch to punch them out.

I added my doodling - but no distressing this time round, along with some gems from Prima and Candy Cane Stickles.

I hope it's pink enough for her! I really enjoyed making it :)


I have had so many commissions lately and I feel on top of the world with it all!! People think my work is good enough to give to other people! :) It didn't help matters that nearly everything got put on hold over the weekend until my printer ink arrived. But us crafters do what we can, right? It was a good excercise for me and my rubber! Although sentiments were limited - we got there in the end!


I'm still attempting to make a start on my first ever set of wedding stationary - I just want to get it all straight in my head first before I start and go wasting a whole load of cardstock and what have you! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please throw them my way! :)


Ohhhh, and before I forget!!


You WON'T wanna miss this!

Monday 22 August 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #107 - *Autumn Colours*

I hope you guys have had an awesome weekend!! I had a long day at work on Saturday, then I went out for my Sunday dinner on Sunday afternoon and got crafty for the rest of the day. A few more commissions and DT cards down, a few more still to go. But we're getting there. I have today off too, then I'm doing a four hour shift tomorrow. So..Another Monday, another Pollycraft Challenge!! ;)

Lemme just tell ya - Paula has been SPOILING us these past few weeks. All I'm gonna say is.. you DON'T wanna miss the BLOG HOP! Be here on Wednesday guys!!

So.. the deets for this week.. we wanna see


Ohhhh yum! I so wanted to do a halloween themed card - but then I got my eye on Sonny Honey Cloud - Poetry and just had to colour her up.

I paired her up with a sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps - how perfect, please?! I have put this card together using papers from Basic Grey Max and Whiskers collection. This just goes to show a line, which you might think has been specifically designed for pets, can be used for numerous other designs. A lot of the papers are simple and generic - and the colours are very autumny! :)

I die cut the sentiment using a nesties label four and doodled and distressed all edges of my paper. The striped twill and bakers twine is from The Ribbon Girl and I added various Prima to the design. My whole image has been coloured using PM's - I have well and truely found a new love for these beauties!!

I have, as always, decorated the inside of the card using the same paper and a slice of white cardstock. I have torn two of the edges on each piece of patterned paper for a bit of a different look.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
× Art Impression - Anything Goes
× Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
× Basic Grey - Anything Goes

Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Max and Whiskers
Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; Colourbox Chalk - Chestnut Roan; SU! - Bashful Blue
Dies: Nesties - Labels Four, Standard Circles LG
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - Orange Twill Stripe, Brown Bakers Twine; Prima Gems and Pearls
Colour: ProMarkers: Skin Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink Hair Chestnut, Terracotta, Spice, Oatmeal Boots and Shirt Chestnut, Cocoa, Orange Skirt and Book Petrol Blue, Marine Jumper and Tights Orange, Mango, Soft Peach, Mustard, Pastel Yellow
Misc: brown fineliner

Be sure to head on over to the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to see the awesome inspiration the other ladies have got for ya this week! ;)

Sunday 21 August 2011

Sentimental Sundays #69 - Birthday

I honestly do not know where this week has gone. It seems like only yesterday I was typing this for last weeks challenge. What the hell?!

Again, I can only apologise for being so poop and not having anything made for you guys. I'm sorry! :(

Needless to say I haven't stopped this week!! I don't know whether I'm coming or going. I'm off work today and Monday though - so hopefully I'll manage to catch up with some stuff!! Fingers crossed my new printer cartridges will arrive soon too - I've felt lost lately because I haven't been able to print any digis or sentiments - nightmare!!

SO!! This week at Sentimental Sundays.. we want to see


You can never have enough birthday cards in your stash - so what more reason do you need?!

Be sure to head on over to the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog to see what the other awesome ladies have created to inspire you!! You'll not be dissapointed, trust me!

With any luck I'll be back on the ball next week - if not, I might just get the sack! :(

Friday 19 August 2011

Catch Up

Hi guys. Once again.. apologies for the tumble weed and all that passing by this last week or so. Everything has just been go, go, go.

If anyone seen my status on FB last night - I sat and die cut 50 individuals tags and threaded them all with bakers twine for a custom order. I hope the lady likes them - they took me over an hour to make (whoch is not long, I know).. but I was meant to be having an early night. I didn't get to bed til after 11!!

Anywho, here is picture for you all.

They were simple two inch tags - cut with my slice. I made them using some gorgeous linen thread from Papercuts. She wants them for prices so I kept them large enough to be readable but not so they take over the item.

I threaded some black bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl through each tag. I think they look so cute all lined up like that. I took the photo late at night on top of my ironing board - so the photo has a yellowish tinge.

As for my post yesterday about the nothing for months and then 10 opportunities at once.
#1) Booking up for craft fayres and the commissions which have arisen from that
#2) Awesome feedback from my thank you cards I gave to people after my birthday
#3) My cards are now in place in a local, new balloon/fancy dress shop. The owner is a roar and has a lot of plans for the shop. She wants me to put together a wedding stationary set for display in the shop window so I can take orders.


and of course #4) All of the AH-mazing design teams I am UBER proud to be a part of. I want to thank all of my awesome bosses and teamies!! Ahh you guys and girls ROCK!!

Thursday 18 August 2011

Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges #33 - ANYTHING GOES

Sorry I'm so late at getting this post sorted. I got in from work at half 6 and made tea straight away. I was SO hungry. A lovely coconut curry! Just finished up the dishes :)

Anywho, incase you haven't already, head on over to Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges this week and check out the amazing inspiration the ladies have for ya for the challenge.


Nice and eaaasy for ya - right?!

I hope you can join in this time round!! Sorry I haven't got a card to show ya today - this past week has been so hectic.

How comes months can go by and literally NOTHING happens, and then like 10 opportunities come along at once?! MADNESS. At least it will all keep me on my toes!!

I was going to make a start on some more commissions I have recently received, but guess what? I'm out of printer ink!! So instead.. I'm off to cabbage in front of the TV and die cut FIFTY, yes FIVE ZERO, tags with my Slice for a lovely lady who wants them for price tags for some items she knits. I think. Well, I gotta get them done anyway! :)

Got a 10-2 shift tomorrow then I'm around my friends tomorrow night for a very late birthday celebration/ catch up! :) Over and out.

PaperPlay Challenges - "Recipe"

Surprise, surprise. I had this post scheduled for 9:00am but Blogger just magically turned it back into a draft. Good job I checked - hey?

Good Morning PaperPlayers! :)

Did ya notice the new logo in my sidebar? ;) Be sure to stop by next Wednesday - you won't wanna miss this release, let me tell ya! I am SUPER excited about the whole thing!!

It was my day off work yesterday - and I managed to get a load of stuff done. I wish I could have just stopped in bed all day - but things never work like that!! Back to work again today - so hopefully my post will go live when it should!

Sorry my blog has been so quiet lately - I feel so drained all of the time and it seems like my mojo has disappeared again. It best make it's way home soon though - I have a lot of commissions and DT work to catch up on.

Another fortnight down, time for another challenge for the A-Team over at PaperPlay Challenges!! :)

This week we have a recipe challenge for ya! We wanna see..


Fun, right! :) Our sponsor this week is Just Some Lines.

Since my bookmarks were a sell-out at the fayre on Friday - I decided I best get some more made. So here you have it..

Another addicting corner bookmark - funny, everytime I sit down to make one of these I always want to make more. Perhaps I should force myself to make another one and then my mojo might sprout all over!! :)

I've used some of the gorgeous Bo Bunny - Gabrielle patterned paper (#1). I have stamped a very popular (with the public) sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps in Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink and die cut it using a Labels Sixteen nestie. I have added my custom doodles and some Stickles around the outside edge. #1 embellishment. I added a strip of yummy lace from The Ribbon Girl below my strip of patterned paper #2 and cut the ends slightly longer than the bookmark. I sorta love the 'rustic' shabby chic look it gives. As for embellishment #2 I added the must have WOC flower - a sweetheart blossom and a semi open rose and embellishment #3 some Kaisercraft rhinestones and pearls. :)

I would like to enter this bookmark into these challenges:
(I'll try and find some challenges when I return from workies)

I hope you can join us in this fun challenge over at PaperPlay this week!! Hop on over now to see what the other awesome ladies on the A Team have created to inspire you!!

I also hope to get a lot more of these little boomarks made for both a Halloween Fayre and a Christmas Fayre coming up in the next few months (obviously) - so if you see a lot of my blog and get a little sick.. please, just tell me! Apart from that.. exciting times in my life on the craft front!

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