Thursday, 28 May 2009

Combined challenge card

Good morning everyone, hope you are havign a great start to the day :)
I am off to the paper mill soon to get some card stock as I have about 3 sheets left!! and maybe a few other bits and bobs. I will let you know what I got when I get back.
I knew I wouldn't get much crafting time today because I have so much other stuff to do so I made a card last night for 2 challenges. I used the sketch from
Sketch and Stash (my new stash is my Papermania papers) and for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge this week the colours are brown and blue. I love this colour combo but I couldn't for the life of me find any papers in my stash that had both brown and blue on it so I looked for a brown and a blue but couldn't find a brown paper, they all had other colours in them so I resorted to my digi's instead. I downloaded some last week after losing most of my digi stuff but I forgot to write where I downloaded it from.. duh.

When I looked at the brown paper on my computer, I was wandering why it was called script paper because it just looked plain to me but after I printed it out I could see the tiny writing all over it and it is actually quite prettty in real life.
The image is another one I got from Lorraine, isn't she beautiful? I love colouring this one.
I really must get a scallop punch!! Every time I want scallops, I have to cut them by hand and they always end up squint, but this time I used an old embossing board to emboss some scallops then cut it out. This made it a lot easier but it would sure be so much easier with a punch!
I got my nesties out to do the scalloped mat. Haven't used these for a while. I love them but most of the cards I have done lately have been square or rectangle images. I think I will get some square ones or maybe the labels..... hmmm will have to convince Barry that I really need them lol.

Image WOJ from Lorraine, thanks again hun xx
Papers: Brown script paper download, blue paper from Papermania sweet nothings pad
colouring: Copics
Embelishments: small prima flowers from Aries Crafts, large flowers, spacers, pearls and lace from my stash
Tools: Cuttlebug, small classic scalloped circles nesties, Glittergirls embossing board and embossing tool.

Right I'm off stash shopping. Hope I find some bargains :) There's probably more chance of me paying over the odds for what I want actually but if I need it then I have to get it don't I?
See you all later.

Hugs Lora xx


Marjanne said...

Hello Lora, beautifull card!! Hope you are feeling better!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is beautiful. Digi papers huh. Well they are fantastic! Have a ball shopping.


My name is Wynneth said...

Love this card Lora - I think the brown and blue combo works really well :0)


Jessica said...

Hey Lora! I've just discovered your blog and I love yourwork. I'm just learning how to use the few copics I have, while I build my collection a few at a time. Thanks for sharing you lovely crds.
Oh and you are right you know. If you need it you have to buy it! lol

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

coldwaters2 said...

This is one fab card Lora your layout is perfect as is your colouring of that beautiful image.

Lorraine x

Becky said...

Such a pretty card Lora, I love the colours and the image!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx
P.S your story about your shopping trip in the post above is hiarious!!