Thursday, 12 March 2009

2 challenge cards for 3 challenges

I was intending to put on one of these cards yesterday but by the time I had waited for the glitter glue to dry on it so I could scan it (because I still can't get my new camera to take a decent photo!!) I was too tired to do it.

My first card is for The Cuttlebug Challenge which is to use glitter on a stamped image and also for 2 sketches 4 you which was a fab sketch again this week from Laura. It must be the name that makes her so talented lol.

Sorry it looks a bit wonky but I can't reach my scanner properly just now to get the cards in straight (long story).

I thought there was too much space up at the top when I had finished this card so I stuck a flower on it but I'm not sure about it. I tried to do something different with this one instead of cute and cuddly but I don't have much stamps that are not cute so I went with the fairy.

The large bloom paper is from imagination project and the other is from K&Co hopscotch mat stack and I used my new cuttlebug mesh folder on it. The flowers are from a local haberdashery and look prettier irl , little butterflies are made with a punch I've had for yonks and lace is John Lewis.

My second card today is for the Sugar Bowl challenge which is to make a card for a Mother. Doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card but just anything a Mum would like.

I have been wanting to use this stamp since I got it last week so this was the perfect oppurtunity. I have went WAY out of my comfort zone with this one. I never use papers like this but that's what challenges are all about right?
All the papers I used are from K&Co. Both the main papers I used are from the Margo range and are glittered. The image is coloured with copics as usual. I cut her out and left out the other bits of the image (apples and flowers) mainly because they would of been hard to cut out, but also because they didn't fit on the bit of paper I put her on and I had already stuck it onto my card ...duh, but I think she still looks nice without the extra bits.
The little strip on the side is from the hopscotch girl mat pad. I don't have a border puch yet so I cut it with fancy scissors and used a small punch to make the hearts. Flowers are all cut by hand and distressed with an emery board and edged with ink. The spacer is one I got today from a bead shop in town.
I have decorated the inside of both card swith the same papers but don't have pics to show just now.

I would really like to know what you think of this one as it is a very different style for me.
Hope you are all having a great day.
Hugs Lora


Laura Davis said...

LOL... yes I think the talent runs in the name Lora! :)
Your card is beautiful!! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Bev said...

Two beautiful cards sweetie, I so love the picking apples one - she's just too cute x

Rosemary said...

Both of your cards are so pretty!! the added lace in the first one and the colors in the second are awesome! Thank you for taking the challenge at

Lilian said...

Your cards are just lovely. I do admit being partial to the second one though :) She's just adorable and the papers are yummy! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

cheryln said...

gorgeous cards!!

Eva said...

Ohhh..both your cards are just adorable!!! Love the stamps, your coloring and just everything else.. Thank your for taking part in our Be Inspired challenge at

itsabrt said...

These two cards are amazing, I love your layering effects and your attention to detail! BR-T

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at the Sugar Bowl!! Your card is so pretty and I love that paper ~ it is my favorite!! Your image is adorable and WOW your flower is just gorgeous!! It was worth all the work :)Kathy

dannisdoodles said...

beautiful cards!

thank you for the inspiration @

Cassie said...

it's very sweet! they both are!! thanks for joining us at cuttlebug challenge! good luck with the giveaway!!

Bev said...

Lora I can't find a contact button on your blog, can you email me please hun so I can give you the info you're after (Contact button in my side bar x)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great cards! Love the entry for the Sugar Bowl..great image and the distressed flowers are wonderful. Thanks for playing along!
Judy xx

Mrs J said...

Lora, your cards are so sweet! I love the fairy on the first one - beautifully coloured and glittered! Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttlebug Challenges.
Hugs Mrs Jx

Pinklilac said...

Beautiful cards Lora, love the colours.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, love it and thanks for joining the SB challenge :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Meda said...

Both cards look great, Lora!
I love how you colored your fairy.
Thank you for playing with us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card! Great job with Be Inspired 22...thanks for participating at CBC this week!


Savitri said...

Very pretty cards!!! I love the stamps and the colors are beautiful. So so soft!

Amber said...

What beautiful cards Lora! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at CB Challenge!

Shannon said...

Both cards are beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us a CCB this week.

Maggie said...

this is so pretty as always :)
You will be featured on March 18th.
Thanks for participating at the

Gayle said...

Hi Lora
This is delicious!I'm so glad you enjoyed the challenge!
Thanks for sharing your creation in The Sugar Bowl!
Sugar Mama x

Captain Scrappy said...

Love the fairy image :)
Beautiful cards!

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the pretty colours. Michele x