Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Cuttlebug be inspired card and my disaster!!

I got some time today to do a card for the cuttlebug be inspired challenge #20. This is the first time in a long time that I have made a card that doesn't have an image on it. Feels weird making a card with nothing to colour in.
This weeks challenge was a sketch which I pretty much followed to the letter. I don't like this card very much but I thought I would put it on here anyway as you all know it does go wrong sometimes (ok most of the time for me lol) but it's still fun to make and I want to keep my blog "real".
I think it's the colours that have put me off it because I liked the sketch. I just thought I would do something different and not use the colours I always use.
Anyway backing paper was a free download I have had for ages, the embossed paper on top of that was in a handmade paper pack I bought in the works, I put the yellow/cream paper through my cuttlebug and used some of it to make the leafy bit which was part of the embossing that I just cut out. The just for you stamp is from a See-D's set and I'm not sure about the Birthday Wishes because I got it from a friend.
Flower brad is papermania and the flowers, ribbon and bow with charm are all from my stash.

Now I have to tell you about my disaster that happened this afternoon. My boyfriend thinks I'm off my head because I was really annoyed and upset about this but he just doesn't understand.

I thought I would be good today and clean up all my stash, so I had out all my papers and everything else on the floor putting them in piles to be put away when disaster struck........ Barry (my b/friend) made me a cup of hot chocolate and I didn't notice he had put it on the table next to me, well you can just guess what happened next!! Yup that's right I spilled it all over my designer papers and everything else I had beside me including loads of stamped images friends had gave me! I thought a lot of the stuff underneath would be ok, but nope it went on nearly everything and most of my papers are ruined :(

I did manage to rescue a few pieces and some images but a friend just sent me tons of Magnolia, Whiff of Joy and Sugar Nellie images to name a few and they are all ruined. I am heartbroken lol. Well okay I wouldn't go that far but I was really annoyed and it would just happen to be all the new 12x12 papers I had just bought the other day that were right on top of the pile and got totaly soaked!

I'm sure all you crafters can imagine how I am feeling right now but Barry found it kind of funny that I had to chuck a load of stuff in the bin while I was almost in tears. So guess who's not in my good books?

I can't even buy anymore stash for a good few weeks because the money situation is a bit tight just now. I wish some of my family or friends were crafters because I would just pinch some of their stash. But unfortunately for me none of them are interested in paper or stamps so I might have to resort to stealing my 5 year old Daughters Smirk paper stack I bought her a while ago, and make Smirk cards for a month!

Well off now to feel sorry for myself lol.

Thanks for looking today and sorry for the depressing post!

Hugs Lora


~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Cheer UP!! :D I Love cards with or without stamping!! Your colors are so bright and cheerful!! Sweet!

Allison said...

great job with the sketch, lovely card
Guess you won't be drinking hot chocolate again!!!
Thanks for joining us this week

Lea L. said...

What a lovely the shades of green you used!! You did wonderful with the sketch! Great job with Cuttlebug Be Inspired #20...thanks for joining us this week!


JennK said...

What wonderful spring colors!!

Cassie said...

this is beautiful! i love all the embossing on your card! thanks so much for joining us this week on the cuttlebug challenge! i can't wait to see what you create next week! i hope you are able to salvage some of your papers. i can just imagine the feeling you had!!

Amber said...

Lora I love your card and the colors! Sometimes I won't be crazy about a card I make because it's different from my style, but I give it a few days and it ends up being one of my favorites...So hopefully you'll learn to love your beautiful creation:) Oh I'm so sorry about the hot chocolate. I spilled a milkshake in one of my scrapbooks one time and I almost croaked! Thought my husband was going to have to call 911 for me, so I know how you feel!!! You'll just have to go buy a bunch of new paper so you'll feel better!

BettyBee said...

I am so sorry about your disasterous chocolate/paper fiasco. I feel for you. I am glad that you were able to finish this darling card, though. It may not be your favorite card of all time, but I like it a lot! Thanks for being a part of the Cuttlebug Challenge today, and may your luck change! You might even be our card winner of the week!!

Meda said...

Oh, Lora. I am sorry for your disaster. I can imagine how you feel and I understand how not having paper creafters around is (I don't know any in the whole country, not to mention among my friends). But you don't need designer paper to make cards or if you really need it, you can make your own like I did for my cardthis week.

I am glad you joined the fun at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog this week. I hope you will come play agin next week.

Eva said...

Ohhh.....I love the cheery color on this, you did a great job with the sketch, too. Thanks for playing along at

Shantaie said...

I love your colors, and the charm is just the right touch!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! Sorry for your disaster.

Rosemary said...

wow, what awesome colors!!Just one gorgeous card!

Donna said...

I love the card! The colors are wonderful! I left somehting for you on my blog. Check it out. Hope all is well with you!

itsabrt said...

Even though you had kind of a crummy day you made a wonderful card! BR-T

dannisdoodles said...

oh the day! i am so sorry, i KNOW how you feel, we ALL do.

your card & palette feel like spring, i ♥ it!

thank you for such beautiful inspiration @ www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot this week

Mrs J said...

Lora, your card is beautiful - don't be so hard on yourself! I love the gorgeous spring green colours, it makes it such a cheerful card. Great take on the sketch too.
Sorry to hear about your disaster - men just never see it the same way as we do, lol!
Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Challenges.
Hugs Mrs Jx

Shannon said...

Oh no.....that's terrible. But accidents happen and all we can do it clean up, dry the papers and images and call them distressed. ;-)

Great card for the sketch challenge.

Maggie said...

I'm not sure why you don't like the card, i luv the colours and with spring coming soon it great.
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