Friday, 27 February 2009

Challenge cards

I have made 2 cards today for challenges.

The first one I followed Dawnys fab sketch at Papertake Weekly, and also used animals which is the theme at both Cute Card Thursday challenge #49 and Charisma Cards challenge #8, and I used stripes on my card which I think qualifys me for Ooh -la-la challenge #29.

This is the first time I have ever combined 4 challenges in 1 card but to be honest, I didn't realise i had until after I made it following Dawnys sketch.I coloured in this image which I got from one of the ladies in the Yahoo Just Cards group a while ago with my Marvy markers, and have been waiting for the chance to use it. I think it is really cute.

The stripey paper is k i memories, the flowery paper on top is 7 gypsies and the orange mat that you can just see a tiny bit of is a Fancy Pants paper. I made most of the flowers myself with handmade paper and inked the edges. The rest are from my stash as is the brads and the metal flower.

My second card is for the House Mouse Challenge which is Mothers Day and I used Laura's sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you.

I coloured the image with Marvy markers again, and cut round it because my 5 year old Daughter Rhianna decided she would help me colour it and went over the edges a bit lol.
The papers are a double sided sheet from fancy Pants. I cut the brown/gold stripe down the middle with a pair of deckled edge scissors and punched tiny hearts all the way along (I really need to get some border punches to save me time!).
The crochet ribbon is from John Lewis and the sentiment was done on the computer.
This card is very different to my normal style but I think I quite like it :)

Thanks for stopping by today
Lora x


Donna said...

Hi Lora,
Such cute cards! Four challenges with one card is very impressive. If you know where I can enter the shape challenges with the Onsie cards I'd love to know. Glad you enjoyed the award. You certainly deserve it.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both of these are adorable Lora and just love the images and your colouring, Hugs, Nikki x

Leanne said...

RRrrr these are both sooo cute!! Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges - good luck!
Leanne :o)

Deb said...

Your cards are beautiful, such adorable images and I love that lace!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge! Debx

Wendi said...

Love that image its a fabulous card and 4 in 1 wow thank you so much for joining in Ooh la la Challenge this week
Wendi & Emma

Vee said...

Gorgeous cards Lora, thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Laura Davis said...

What a very cute card! Thanks for playing!

Savitri said...

Super duper cute!!!! The mouse is just too adorable.

Glitter Monkey said...

Two fabulous cards! I love your colouring. Thanks so much for joining in with CCT. Lol Lynn ♥

Ewonne said...

One mother is going to be very happy for that card! It's great!!!

ant me. said...

Your House Mouse card is great!! I appreciate all the work you put into it. Your Mom is going to be so pleased! : )


Rica said...

Fabulous card and what a gorgeous image (a new one to me) and so beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining in at HM.
hugs Hether xx

steph said...

Lovely cards Lora! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Sassy Crafts said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining in. x