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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, 31 March 2015

Betty Rose

Good afternoon guys! Apologies for the lateness of my post.

I was at work, at stock take, at hell on earth last night. I didn't get in till late and all I wanted to do was eat and sleep! ..but I'm back in the room.

It's Tuesday, and that can only mean one thing! A new challenge over at 

Our lovely Julie has set us a challenge of


Julie would love to see you use shades of blue on your project! Be sure to head over to the blog to make sure you're adhering to the requirements.

Here's my take on the challenge. 

I used the GORGEOUS Betty Rose from Simply Betty Stamps. I am soooo late to the party with these stamps. Each one I colour up, I'm like.. where have these been all my life? They're beauties! 

I need a lot more practice with hair, but other than that I am over the moon with how this beauty turned out! I used a mixture of blues and greys to colour up her rose dress. I went a little OTT with the paper flowers and liquid pearls, but I think I still like how it turned out! 

Up for grabs for one lucky winner is is a beautiful stamp set called Changing Birdhouse from Little Claire Designs

Be sure to stop by the BLOG and join in! Thank you for stopping by today. xo

Monday, 23 March 2015

Don't Worry

It's a Clean and Simple kinda Monday here at Cartolinas.

I have a rare Monday off work, so I will be busying myself with colouring in and watching episodes of my fave series. Perhaps throw a couple David Attenborough documentaries in here and there.

Such a shame I have no chocolate to feast on!

Today, I'm popping in with some inspiration using goodies from

Kitty is working round the clock to bring us loads of new goodies, and she is not gonna disappoint!

Today I'm using a bunch of Mama Elephant products and my all time favourite die from MFT Die-namics.

Please be sure to stop by the blog for more daily inspiration! xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Congrats, it's a Boy!!

Good morning lovelies! :)

First up, I want to thank you for the words of encouragement regarding posting on my blog.

I know at times we all feel like we're talking to ourselves, and it's nice to be told you're appreciated once in a while. You ladies certainly made me feel loved! :)

So I hope you enjoy this card today, and the others to follow, whenever that might be!

Today over at Passion for Promarkers, we have a brand new challenge.

The lovely Eileen wants to


We'd love to see you include some checks on your design. Whether that be plaid, ginghams or stripes!! Let's see what you've got.

Our sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique
One lucky winner will recieve a £10 voucher to spend in the store.

I used the giraffes from the Baby Animals set for my card. I paired it up with some First Edition papers, which is where my plaid comes in! :) I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment, a frame with some mini pompom trim, a crochet flower and a bunch of buttons and liquid pearls to finish the design off! :) 

I hope you like what you see, and thank you for stopping by. xo

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Friends like you..

Gooood morning you wonderful lot! 

Some of you may be wondering if I have simply disappeared from the face of the Earth. The simple answer to that, would be no. I just really haven't had the energy or the inclination to type up blog posts lately. I know that's bad of me, but sometimes I feel it's utterly pointless for the hits I get.

Onwards. Today we have a new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers

This week, our lovely Shelly would like to see..


I froze a little with fright when I first seen this challenge listed over in DT land! Lilac and lemon are pastel colours. I never use pastel colours. I go bold or go home. So I really had to get my thinking cap on for this one. I sat down and worked out some new, paler, colour combos, and went to work.

I used this gorgeous image from Stamping Bella, which I have had for ages but never properly coloured up. I love these images. They're not super detailed, so relatively quick to colour up. Plus the style in which they are drawn is very forgiving if you do happen to go over the line or squiggle a little messy. Love them. I must invest in more in the future! 

Anywho. PRIZES!! I know some of you absolutely ROCK these pastel colours, so I can't wait to see what you whip up! ;) Crafty Sentiments are sponsoring us. They're offering a prize of THREE digis to the lucky winner! 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to join in. xo

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

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