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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, 30 September 2014

Warmest Winter Wishes

Morning guys! :)

It's time for a new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers.

This week we wanna see your feminine makes! 

MAKE IT FEMININE

I wanted to go against the grain a little, so I opted out of pink and frilly. Instead I went with blue and texture. I hear ya, I hear ya! ..but I took some inspiration from a gorgeous photo I came across while scouring Pinterest! 

Glamorous Hollywood style tufted headboard against floral and branch wall covering.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/474918723177846146/

I loved the colours and the texture in this photo. So I used this as my starting point to create this card. I wanted to create a winter card, so I used the gorgeous Super Cute Hat from Time for Tea Designs.

I really wanted to practice my hair, as I feel like I've let it slip after concentrating on folds and creases for so long, so this was the perfect image for that. This took me almost three hours to colour up - good job I wasn't in a race.


I added an embossed panel to a kraft mat before layering a doily and my image on top. I then added a strip of snowflake paper from LOTV and edged it with some loopy trim. I then dug out some die cut vellum snowflakes and attached them by stitching white buttons over the top.

I added my sentiment from Amy R Stamps before looping some white cord around and around and tucking it under the image panel. I adhered it with glue dots and kept fiddling until I like how it looks. I really like how that turned out - I'm glad I've now found a use for all the colours of cord I seem to have sitting in my stash that go unloved! 

To finish the card off I added a sprinkling of Doodlebug sequins here and there to match the doily which I also sprayed silver with my Fireworks (although you can't really tell from the photo, it's super shiny IRL).

That was that! I hope I've inspired you to think a little more outside the box with this challenge. 

Be sure to stop by the Passion for ProMarkers blog to see what other amazing girls have come up with! xo

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Make it Mini

Morning you lovely lot! 

Today marks my last make for the month of September as guest designer over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! *sad face* *pet lip*

We have an awesome challenge for ya to join in with though.

MAKE IT MINI

We wanna see, ATCs, tiny little images, small boxes, anything your heart desires!


I just had to make a little keyring. These 'create your own' keyrings came into work a while ago now, and I picked up a couple.. because I could. With absolutely no idea what I was gonna do with them.

You know when things just click into place? ;)


I made her quite large and cropped her to size before I printed her out. I coloured her up using some of my fave colours - it's always fun to colour when you don't have any patterned papers to match! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today. It has been a blast creating weekly inspiration for you guys using Little Miss Muffet Stamps goodness! I hope you have enjoy my projects as much as me. Mwah! xo

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Your future is bright.

Hello guys! Why do weeks off work zoom by at super sonic speed?! Meeehhh!! That phrase.. time flies when you're having fun! It most certainly does.

Today I'm popping in to share some INSPIRATION with you all using products you can pick up at My Mum's Craft Shop

I spotted a card over on.. I wanna say Pinterest, but I'm not totally sure. I wish I had a link to give ya as it was a total inspiration, but.. I don't.


I started off with some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed. I used some watercolour paper and created a little background with the DI and a tonne of water. I masked the edges of the watercolour paper with some washi tape to create a little white border.

I then stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things - Watts Up? stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

I then went to town building up my little lightbulb using the Die-namics Lightbulb die! I created a white base, and added another vellum layer which I used to inlay the little heart design in the centre. Very cute.

Before adhering everything down, as a last finishing touch I took some more Mustard Seed DI and some various circles from My Favorite Things - Bokeh Builder and added them in a diagonal pattern down the watercolour panel.

I adhered everything to an orange matt (I desperately need some rolls of foam adhesive, that watercolour paper refused to lay flat).. and then added it to my card base. Oh, and I chucked some Doodlebug sequins onto the design too.

I really love how this card turned out. It's always good to get out of your comfort zone every now and again! Be sure to to stop by the blog for daily inspiration and the website is regularly updated with new products. xo

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Christmas Frosting

Good morning you lovely lot! I finished up this little card in the early hours of the morning this morning (a lot of mornings in that sentence), when I couldn't get back to sleep after the boy had left for work!!

It was still dark outside my window and everything felt totally winter-y. Loved it.

I went for a bunch of red and black for this card. I absolutely LOVE Kelly's style, and I think these images lend themselves well to something a little different. 

This is Sugar Frosted. You can buy all of these images from That Craft Place Etsy Shop


I started off with some Echo Park paper from last year and added some white frantage in a diagonal pattern across the red patterned paper. I then cut a strip of the bauble paper and added a scalloped border along with a strip of grosgrain ribbon.

I added a sentiment from Amy R stamps, a couple vellum snowflakes, a bunch of sequins and that was job done.

I always have a blast colouring these cuties up! Grab yours HERE today! xx

Friday, 19 September 2014

Sugars Doggies

Yippeeee!! Fridaaaay!! My last shift at work for an entire 9 days. Wherever you are in the world you will probably hear me squeal with delight at the end of my shift.

Today I am sharing a very special image with you guys! 


A design brought to you by That Craft Place!

50% of all profits will be making their way to Manchester Dogs Home! I couldn't think of a more worthy cause. Plus, the digi is adorable too! :)


I coloured this cutie up to match my papers from a way old Basic Grey pack called Max and Whiskers. I really do love the orange and teal combo! 

I added an Amy R sentiment, some Papermania and Prima paper flowers, a bunch of buttons, twine, velvet trim, lace trim and some liquid pearls. I think that busy patterned paper talks for itself, but I felt like going all out with the embellishments.. when don't I?! Hah!!

Be sure to stop by and pick up your image HERE! You know it'll be worth it. Oh, and be sure to share it on your blog and with us over at FB! Get the word spread! xo

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