Sunday, 22 March 2009

Daring cardmakers and ooh-la-la creations

I was at a crop yesterday for the first time ever, was a bit daunting because I didn't know anyone but I soon got over that and got cardmaking.

I made 3 cards and coloured a few image for other cards so I thought I would show you the cards I made. They are all done with Sugar Nellie stamps as I only brought a couple of stamps with me and didn't have time to stamp some before I went there and I used my scraps that I had left over from cards I have made lately as I couldn't take any 12x12's because I don't have a fancy bag to carry them in and they would of had to be folded up and would of ended up ruined.

I must first apologise for the poor quality of the photos, I took them quite late and they didn't turn out very well.

The first I am entering in the Daring Cardmakers challenge which is "Cos I'm a woman". The card can be any theme as long as it's made for a woman. I could of entered any of the 3 I made because they are all for women but I have just picked the first one I uploaded because I couldn't choose which one to use.
I can't remember who makes this paper but I have used it on another card which I put on my blog a while ago. The image is Sugar Nellie's picking apples but you already knew that. I made the scallop circle with the cricut which was at the crop, well actualy someone else did it for me because I have never used a cricut before and had no idea how to lol. The flowers are cardology and one I punched with a punch at the crop so no idea of the make. Ric rac is from John Lewis and everything else from my stash.

The next card I am entering in the Ooh-la-la creations challenge which is to use buttons/and or brads.

I haven't used any buttons but I have used a brad on my flower. I'm not sure where the papers are from as I got them from Donna, I'm not doing very well here am I? lol I know the image is Sugar Nellie's chick a dee though :)
The flowers are a mix of cardology and ones I made myself out of scraps and filed the edges.
Ribbon, spacer,gem and charm are all from my stash.

My final card is not for any challenge but I thought I would show it anyway.
I know I have done a card with this image and these papers before not long ago but they are not the same and I just wanted to use up all my scraps.
I wont go telling you about the papers because I have already told you all about them in a previous post and you know the image. The ribbon is from a local haberdashery she has th emost amazing selection of ribbons and lace and I spend ages choosing what I want. The owner even knows me by my first name now because I am in there so often lol. The lovely pearls were a present from a friend. I love them because they just peel off and stick, no messing about with glue :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read today. I appreciate each and every one of you. My counter is nearing the 1000 mark so I am going to have to get some candy put together soon. Don't know what it will be yet but I will make sure it's something nice. I know there is a stamp plate to be thrown in with whatever else I decide to give away. So keep coming to visit me and help me hit that 1000 mark quicker :)

Hugs Lora x


Riet said...

wowww Lora,what a beautiful cards,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Steph said...

Such beautiful cards Lora - I love all three :) Your children are gorgeous & hand on heart I would swap all the nesties for a couple of handmade cards from mine - now that would be special :) xxx

Stef H (GlitterbabeGreetings) said...

Hi Lora: Thanks for stopping by my blog and for you kind comment.

Your cards are fantastic - and your children are gorgeous!!!

I, too, will be back for more.

Nice to meet you.

P.S. I design for Squigglefly (a digital stamp co.) and we're planning a blog early April - so keep checking my blog for the info. Lots of goodies to be won!


Rach said...

these are gorgeous Lora, love the details that you have used. well done for going on your first crop. you are far braver than me. hugs rachxx

Anonymous said...

Lora is a very, very nice!

lilacanglia said...

Hi Lora,

Just love coming to your blog,
so have put a little award on my blog for you, Please take a moment to check it out,
you deserve it,

Anonymous said...

What lovely girls on the cards ... it is a stamp?

Susie Sugar said...

As always Lora totally stunning cards .
There is a little something on my blog for you to come and collect
Hugs Susie xx