Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Sugar Bowl card and A big thank you.

Before I get onto my card, I would just like to say thank you to everyone who left lovely comments and emailed me yesterday to wish me a Happy Birthday.
I didn't hear from any of my family or friends yesterday and the only people who gave me a card were Barry and the kids so if it weren't for you lot I would of had the worst birthday ever.
I did get a card and a pressie from Stef though :) (thanks again hun, your the best!!) and a card from Lucy from a yahoo group (still don't know who she is), Lorraine sent me some WOJ images a little while ago and a few of you lovely ladies asked me for my address so you could send a card or images etc. Thanks Susie, Bev and Donna :)
I would of got my copics in time for my birthday but because of the Easter holiday the place I ordered them from were closed till today so I should get them tomorrow :)
I am so glad I have met so much lovely blog buddies in the last few weeks/months, I really do appreciate every one of you visiting and leaving me lovely comments.

Well enough of my babbling, you came to see the card so here it is.

There is a fabby sketch by Tiets over at the Sugar Bowl with lots of layers, so I just had to have a go. I have used My Sugar Nellie Picking Apples stamp and coloured her with copics and I also used distress inks for the pink and brown bits.
I'm not very good with my distress inks yet and I only have 3 colours just now but I do enjoy using them and I think I will get some more colours soon so I can practice some more with them. I also done some stitching by hand round the image and sentiment.
I saw these papers when I was at the Papeterie the other day and couldn't resist buying some, aren't they gorgeous? I also used some plain pink and white card that I embossed with a cuttlebug folder and used chalk on the white one to highlight the embossing.
I really enjoyed making this card. I don't normaly use this much layers because I don't like to cover up pretty papers too much but I think I might of been converted to using more layers now lol.

papers: K&Co Wild Raspberry collection, Flowers & Butterflies,Pink Paisley and Flower Swirl.
Stamps: Sugar Nellie picking apples, Joanna Sheen's Messy rabbit sentiment.
Embelishments: flowers handcut from K&Co papers, spacer from local bead shop lace and pearl from my stash. swirl cut from Cricut machine.
Tools used: copics ,distress inks, cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by today. Please do leave a comment to let me know you have been and so I can come visit you :)

Hugs Lora x


lilacanglia said...

I am so sorry to hear that your family side of your birthday wasnt good, glad you had some wonderful wishes from blog family tho,

Love the card, its gorgeous,

Artyjen said...

Sweet card. As they say....you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family. Focus on the one's who remembered.

coldwaters2 said...

I am so glad to hear that your blogging buddies remembered your birthday they are such a fab lot aren't they. I would be lost without you all now as well. The card is fabulous love the image and your colour combo is great.

Lorraine x

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Absolutely, positively gorgeous!!!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!