Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Sophisticats first challenge!

I made this card on Sunday night as soon as Lisa put the challenge up on the SophistiCats blog, but I forgot to post it on my blog....duh. So before I forget again, here it is.

Another blurry pic I'm afraid. Lisa made a great sketch to follow and I had loads of fun making this one but I did have to squeeze the 3 pearls in at the bottom right corner because I forgot about them and didn't leave myself enough room. I'm not very good at remembering stuff lately am I lol.
My papers are Basic Grey although you can only see a little bit of the second paper because the image and the bits at the side and top are coverig most of it lol. The image is one I got from a blogging friend and I coloured her with my Copics. Flowers are all Primas which I inked a bit with some brown ink, sentiment is SU!, the butterflies which you can hardly see because I punched them from the same paper are done with a Anna Griffin punch (you can see them well IRL though), and everything else is from my stash. Oh I embossed an oval and cut it out because I don't have oval nesties yet, then inked over it and around the edges, then with the same ink I stamped some random flourishes with an inkadinkadoo stamp.

I went shopping and took Liam with me to help with carrying the bags lol. Just as well I did becuase we had loads of bags! I got Rhianna her scooter, loads of other stuff she had asked for, the other two kids a toy to open on Rhianna's birthday (just so they don't feel left out lol) and some new Copics for me :) I didn't buy much though because I will get some more at the weekend. Just got the colours that I really needed just now.
Rhianna is getting all excited about her birthday now and can't wait for Thursday to come, bless her. We are not having a party for her this year, but I will put a cake into school for her and her little friends to have on her birthday then when she gets home we are going to Barry's parents house so Rhianna can get her presents from them and we will stay for something to eat. Then on Saturday we are going to take the kids out somewhere, probably to the fun fair or something like that. When that is all over we are going to start decorating Liam and the girls rooms, so it looks like it will be a busy time here for a few days!
I'd better off and make some cards so I have something to put on my blog over the weekend!

Lora x


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Lora, just read your post, hope your little sweetie has a good birthday, your card is super, i love that image and the basic grey papers. Just seen the daisy dt blog, am I in trouble...janex

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi Lora...how lovely of you to support us! with such a beautiful take on the sketch. I love everything about this...you have given the sketch such a lovely soft feel to it.

Good Luck hun.

DT Admin

Cheryl said...

hi hun you have made a brilliant job with our Lisa's sketch love the papers and image you have used really beautiful card hun thanks for joining us on our first Challenge at SC hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

JanJ said...

Great card Lora, it's really pretty. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Sophisticats & best of luck

Jan xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! this is beautiful and i'm soooo glad you played.

and what fun the party sounds like it's gonna be. i so wish i was there!


Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

This is really lovely! Cute image & great colors :)

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous card. The designer paper is beautiful. Wow, you did such an awesome job cutting out that oval.

I bet your daughter will love her present. You sure got a busy week planned! Enjoy it!

Karen said...

Gorjus, gorjus, gorjus card Lora. love the papers and te lace. What a beautiful image.

Thank you for joing in Sophisticats Challenge.

love Karen x

Anonymous said...

very pretty lora x

Curt in Carmel said...

Wonderful card! I love the softness and the colors you used! I also loved reading about the birthday plans! How fun for all of the family! What a great Mom you are! Best, Curt

blackdragon said...

Hello Lora I'm so glad you joined in the S-CAT challenge this week... i love the vintage feel to your card... lovely... and i love the image.Hope you join us again real soon.
hugs lynx

ps... you have really beautiful children... they look so angelic... bet they arnt thou!!!!