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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, 27 August 2014

So Sentimental

Good morning guys! :) It's time for some new inspiration from me using products you can find at My Mum's Craft Shop! This week it's a whole load of stamping from me, using a couple various stamp sets, some ProMarker colouring and absolutely NO patterned paper in sight. I KNOW!! Let's get to it.

A super simple card for me, but it's one of my fave makes for a long while. It may not look as detailed as my usual makes, but it still took a good couple hours. I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to placement, colours, everything. Hah!!

I used a pretty new set from My Favorite Things for the main sentiment.
I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment three times in Blue Raspberry Hybrid ink, also from MFT, near the top of the card. I then masked that section off to stamp my details around it.

I grabbed my Bokeh Builder set from MFT and stamped the striped circles in Blue Raspberry, Cotton Candy and Spearmint Hybrid ink both above and below the senitment.

To finish it off I just had to use those little birdies from Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine. I stamped the little string a couple times above and below the sentiment (while still having it masked off) with Grout Gray Hybrid Ink for a place to sit my little birdies. I stamped two of them (one to look down and the other to look up) and coloured them with my ProMarkers. To add a little extra dimension to that card I cut their bodies out and adhered them with dimensionals after stamping their legs on the string.

As a finishing touch I added a sprinkling of some white Doodlebug sequins. Done. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to check by the My Mum's Craft Shop BLOG for daily inspiration using the new products available at the SHOP. xo

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

First Day

Hey guys! :) Some Tiddly Inks goodness for ya today. This is the adorable Wryn, sitting a top a pile of books.

One of my lovely regulars wanted a card to give to her little girl for her first day of school and this image was perfect. She also requested butterflies and books and a whole load of pink. Here's what I came up with.

I used some papers from My Minds Eye, some cardstock from Hero Arts and Bazzill and went to work decorating the card front. 

I used some Lawn Fawn alphas to create the custom sentiment. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in Rose Bud ink onto some more of the My Minds Eye patterned paper. 

I cut some butterflies on my Cameo and added some Distress Inks in matching colours to create a watercolour look to them. I then added them around the card, including one on top of the knot with a button threaded through.

As for the rest of the card I added my usual buttons and liquid pearls as well as raiding my stash of Wild Orchid Craft flowers (which have sat neglected for a while). 

For a girl who doesn't really like pink, I always love the cards I make using the colour! LOL! Thanks for stopping by guys. xo

Sunday, 24 August 2014


Morning guys! It's a sad, sad day today. It's my last day off work, and the thought of my alarm ringing tomorrow morning is almost reducing me to tears. Never the less, I still have this entire Sunday to enjoy.

I was asked by a lady at work to create a wedding card for a couple who tied the knot yesterday. I can't say no to a pretty wedding card, plus she let me run with the colours and the design however I wanted, which is always fun.

I went with a popular (right now) colour of teal. I eventually got to use my Paperchase ribbon on a project. Yaaay!! I hand stamped their names and date using a Lawn Fawn alpha set in Versamagic and clear embossed it to give it a glossy look.

I added a whole bunch of Petal Lu goodness to the bottom left corner, along with buttons, sequins, and brands. As for the black textured panel, I embossed it using a gorgeous embossing folder which I just know I'll get getting a lot of use from. 

That's all I got for ya today! Keep me in your thoughts tomorrow on my first day back! I'll be sobbing inside! LOL! Thanks for stopping by. xo

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Game Controller

Hello guys. It's been incredibly quiet over on my blog lately, with my DT posts going live and that's about it. It's not like I don't have cards to share with you guys, it's just an total chore getting them typed up with this ridiculous keyboard of mine. Ohhh, laptop problems.

Anywho. I will try and correct that over the next few days and get some posts scheduled while I have the patience to type. :) I know I fall off your radars when I don't post regularly and that's the last thing I want.

Surprisingly it hasn't just been Christmas cards I've been creating lately. There is still a lot of demand for birthday cards, and wedding cards too, so you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that my blog won't be turning enitrely red, green and gold just yet.

Here is a card I created using a bunch of Silhouette cuts for a husband who is a big gamer! I thought I'd go all out and create a large controller to take centre stage on the front of the card.

I used my Paper Smooches Banners to create the sentiment above and below the large controller. I layered up some edged circles behind the whole design and I used papers from Echo Park for some boy-ish colours.

As for embellishments, I added a couple buttons, brads, liquid pearl and rhinestones. Oh, and the obligatory stars made their way into yet another male card from me. I cannot help myself! 

Thanks for stopping by today. xo

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Best Friends

Good morning guys! :) You're getting a post typed up in the moment this morning, there's a novelty. I quite like this off work lark! Although I'm not really managing to squeeze in much craft time, I'm still having a ball. It's just a treat to have a lie in past 6am! Hah.

So here's a little ickle card from me using some Mama Elephant goodness.

I coloured my little bunnies up with ProMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye Now and Then Dorothy. I created a simple little frame with some circle dies and added my bunnies to the front. I stamped a sentiment in MFT Hybrid Ink - Cotton Candy and added it to the bottom of the design. 

As for embellishments I raided my little £1 MMCS Embellishments box. I added a Resin Daisy Flower, a Medium Flower Button and a clear coloured gem. I then rediscovered some die cut sequins I had cut when I first for my MFT Die-namics Sequins die.

I hope you like my mini bang of colour this morning. Happy hump day! xo

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