Saturday, 31 October 2009

A quick card by Chiara

I don't have any cards to show tonight but Chiara made a card earlier and I promised her I would put it on my blog.
I had put some paper on a card base the other day but ended up not using it so when Chiara spotted it today, she asked if she could use it, then she had a look through my coloured images and picked a teddy then raided my stash for ribbon, buttons and flowers and made the card herself. I didn't do anything except make a hole in the flowers for her so she could put a brad in and of course the paper was already on and the image coloured and cut out. So here's Chiara's own baby card :)
So what do you think, is she catching up with her Mummy? I think this card is better than most of mine lol. I can't actually remember ever colouring this teddy but it must of been me because I don't let the kids use my pens. I got this image in a rak ages ago and I'm not sure who makes this stamp, but I thought it was quite cute. Does anyone know who the stamp is by?
The paper is Stampin Up!, ribbon is some Rhianna bought in our local craft shop last week and I pinched some from her lol, the small flowers are faux suede ones and the punched one she punched with my SU! 5 petal punch from a scrap of K&Co paper. And the cute buttons are ones that Stef sent me. I really didn't want to let her use those but I think she has made a good job of it.
I have to make a baby girl card for a mum from Chiara's nursery so maybe I should just give her this one instead lol. Do you think she would know that a 4 year old made it?

Thanks for stopping by. I should be back tomorrow with a card from me but Rhianna made one today too so I might get pestered into showing her one tomorrow!

Lora x

Candy Winner

First of all I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined in with my blog candy.
I haven't been able to get around all your blogs yet but I promise I will do over the next few days.

I have more goodies on the way for another giveaway for my active followers. So please do keep visiting me and you will be included in my next draw. I won't say right now what the prize will be but I know you will like it, you will just have to wait and see. I will be posting it on here as soon as I have the goodies to take a pic of the prize.

Right I will get onto the bit you have all came for. I wish I could give you all something because it means so much to me that you all come visit and leave me lovely commets, but unfortunately there can only be one winner.

So the winner of everything in the candy pic (post below) choosen by random is......................................

Congratulations!!! please email me at with your snail mail addy and I will get your prize out to you asap.

If the winner does not contact me by Tuesday afternoon, I will choose another winner.

Lora xx

Anyone fancy some candy??

This candy is now closed. I will be back soon with the winner!

Edited to add: Pic has been updated to add extra goodies. If anyone has the old pic and could update it with this one, that would be great :)
I thought it was about time I offered up some candy as a thank you for all you fabby bloggers.
Not for any special occasion, but just as a thank you to all you lovely bloggers who come by and put up with my moaning lol.
So here is what the winner will get. Sorry about the pic but it was taken indoors and my camera only takes decent pics outside.

So in this lot there is
7 reels of ribbon
3 wood mounted stamps (christmas bauble by Papermania and 2 Glasgow Motifs 1 tiny and 1 medium.
pack of paper wire (orange and blue)
pack of assorted gold brads (hearts, stars, flowers and plain)
pack of stringy stuff in little bundles (no idea what that is about lol)
pack of quilling strips (thick ones)
25 clear plastic bags for small tall cards
pack of 5 assorted tissue paper (this is handmade paper not normal thin tissue paper)
assortment of aperture and shaped cards (apertures are bells)
assortment of papers, including handmade, mulberry, patterned etc. Doesn't look a lot in the pic but there is about 40 or more A4 sheets.
45 handmade paper c6 envelopes. Assorted colours,textures and patterns.
A pile of stamped images
Pack of Dufex number stickers
Pack of Glitter Alphabets stickers
Selection of flowers including a few huge Primas, faux suede flowers and two tone little roses.
Inkadinkado clear mini stamp set (Bad or Fattening)

Right here's what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning.
1. Show the top pic on your blog with a link back to me (In your sidebar is fine) I will check lol
2. If you are not already a follower please follow me (I am planning on having some more candy for my active followers soon)
3. If you do not have a blog, just spread the word :)

Anyone can enter and I will post anywhere. If you leave a comment as anonymous please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. If you don't have a blog you can still enter, just email me at and I will add an entry for you.
This candy will run until 31st October 6pm (my time) and I will choose a random winner shortly after.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Finally my card for Just Magnolia

I made my card for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge on Friday just after the new challenge was announced, but have been waiting the whole week to get a pic of it because it has been pouring of rain here. I couldn't just scan it because I used some big flowers and they would of just got squashed. So yesterday the sun was out and I got the card and went outside to take a pic only to discover that my camera didn't want to work! All I could see through it was a real blurry image of my card and a big black dot in the middle of the screen! So I gave up and thought I will just have to borrow a camera from a friend to take my DT pics and would never get this card on in time for the challenge, but this morning I turned on the camera expecting it to be the same but it was working perfectly, and it wasn't raining so I managed to take a pic after all :)
The challenge ends at 10pm tonight so I've just made it :)

I got thsi image from my blogging buddy Lorraine and coloured her with my usual Copics. The sentiment is from a Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit set . The label mats that I stamped the sentiment and stuck Tilda on were given to me by Heather. I don't have these nesties but I want this ones soooo much. I used some distress ink around the edge of the large one and all over my sentiment. I also scrunched up the sentiment label to give it a more distressed look but it doesn't show too well here.
All the paper I used are from Stampin Up! as is the ribbon. I used a fiskars border punch for the scallops. Flowers are all from Tabby crafts except the little pink roses which I bought at the Works and the branches are from a Mcgill punch. Oh and teh gorgeous pin is from Tabby Crfats too. I am in love with these pins and large roses, aren't they pretty?

Here's a close up of that lovely flowers and Tilda.

Right i'd better get off and post this on the challenge blog before I am too late lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Lora x
p.s If you haven't entered my candy draw yet, you still have time. It ends on Saturday and I have more goodies to add to the ones in the pic. Didn't want to push my luck with the camera today since it was playing ok for a change lol.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Digital Tuesday DT card

This week at Digital Tuesday it's a colour challenge set by Michelle P. This is Michelle's first time to host and she has chosen the colour ORANGE, KRAFT and another colour of your choice (doesn't have to be a Fall/Autumn card). You can make whatever you like as long as it's a new creation (not posted on your blog before today) ,you use these colours and use a digital image. Our sponsor this week is our own Ellie who is giving 3 digi's from Digital Stamp Oasis.
I told you yesterday I had another Halloween card to show you so here it is.

As you can see, I really cheated with this card. My other colour was purple because I wanted to use these Halloween papers up, but I got carried away and didn't notice until after I put it up on the DT blog that I had used black as well....oops, sorry Michelle.
I didn't have any Kraft paper so I had to improvise. The other girls on the DT gave me some suggestions, use a brown paper bag or the inside of a box, but I couldn't find a brown paper bag (we just don't get them in many shops here) but I did find a brown envelope which I thought would be easier to use than a box so I punched some flowers from the envelope.
I know there is only a tiny bit of Kraft colour there but it is there so I didn't really cheat on that part.
I then also realised that my image is white so that's 5 colours instead of 3 lol. But I don't think black and white counts as colours anyway do they? So I didn't cheat after all :) Ok I know I totally cheated but I promise I didn't do it on purpose. I just seem to do stupid things like this then realise after I have posted them that something is wrong.

Papers: Bo Bunny Halloween collection. They are double sided and the spotty purple is the back of the other purple one), and a piece of an old brown envelope. I think I should get brownie points for recycling :) lol
Image: Dustin Pike freebie digi. I cut off the string and added some paper wire.
Embelies: Halloween ribbon (still not sure who makes it) which I just noticed there is black on that too lol. Buttons from Stef
Tools: Stampin Up! 5 petal flower punch

That's it from me just now but I hope to be back later with another card and I also have some news about my candy giveaway which I will share with you later :)


Monday, 26 October 2009

Cute Daisy May - Halloween

The start of another week and another challenge at Cute Daisy May. The theme this week is Halloween. I don't give out Halloween cards but I really have enjoyed making them this year.

I am entering this card into A Spoon Full Of Sugar as I have followed their sketch. I think I will use this sketch again and again, because it works with any image.
I love these fun papers by Bo Bunny, aren't they cute? I bought a few 12x12" s from this Bo Bunny set the last time I went to the craft shop and I still have lots of it left so I think there might just be a few more Halloween projects to come. Actually I know there will be because I have already made another card lol, just can't show it right now.
Of course the cute image is Cute Daisy May digi and is coloured with Copics, the ribbon was also from my local craft shop but not sure who makes it, it could possibly be Bo Bunny as well but I'm not 100% on that.
The bat in the corner is from a Summer Driggs kit as is the sentiment. I printed the bat out and embossed it with clear embossing powder, then inked all over it with versamark and put more clear embossing powder on because it was a bit patchy in places where the ink had dried too quick. I used a different paper than what I normally use and it didn't work so well because the ink dried much quicker. I've stuck his body and the ends of his wings down and put some foam pads in the middle of his wings to hold them up and give him a bit of dimension. And I think that's it for this one

I have some more goodies to add to my candy giveaway as I have passed 100 entries (and will soon have to add some more because I am fast approaching 150) but I need to get a photo of them first. My camera just doesn't take pics inside (can you tell by my candy pic at the top of my blog?!) and I have loads of stuff to take pics of but the blooming rain won't stop long enough for me to get outside and get some photos! I made a card for Just Magnolia but can't scan it because I have big flowers on it and I also have loads of DT stuff that I really need to get photos of but can't until the rain goes away! I must get a new camera!!
I will get the pics up of my candy goodies asap though.

Hope you are all having a great day :) I love to read the comments you leave me so don't be shy, if you stop by please do leave me a comment, even if it's just to say hi, so I know you have been and I can come visit you :)

Lora x

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Whiff Of Joy Challenge

I'm going away out shopping in a min but I wanted to share a card I made last night for the Whiff Of Joy challenge first. There is a fab sketch to follow so how could I resist?

The pretty papers I think are Magenta at least that's what the woman who works in the craft shop told me. They were selling them in single sheets and they don't have a name on but she said she was sure they were Magenta so that's what I'm going with. They have a lovely texture and have little foil bits in places too and double sided so I just had to buy them. Ok I admit it, the reason I bought them is because they were 75p for a 12x12" sheet and the others are all £1 or more lol.
I just used the same piece of paper for my whole card, the die cut circle that I cut with my nesties are the reverse of the sheet.
My flowers are a mix of Cardology, Prima and one from Tabby Crafts. Sentiment and the punches I used to punch it and the mat out are all SU! Everything else is from my stash. Oh and of course the image is WOJ and I got it as a rak from Heather along with some other gorgeous images a few months back but I have been holding onto them because I didn't want to use them up lol. I have coloured her with Copics.
Right that's the card done, now I'm off to the craft shop..... I mean out shopping for things that everyone else in the house needs. In my head that means the craft shop because if I didn't have my crafty stuff then everyone else in the house would be miserable. Am I convincing you yet? Didn't think so lol. I'm gonna take Rhianna with me so I can blame her for leading me to the craft shop and spending too much money there lol.

Lora x

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Christmas and Autum in one post!

I have made a card which ties in with a few challenges but the main reason I made it was for the DT call for Susie's new challenge "Susie's Sassy Challenge" she is looking for a dt member so I thought I would give it a go. You can read all about it here. So for the call you have to make a Christmas Card or project. Wish me luck!

I am really annoyed because it is pouring of rain and I couldn't get outside to take a photo so I had to make do with this one. It's not as clear as I would like especially for applying for a DT call but I didn't want to wait until I could get a better photo because the DT call might be over by the time the rain stops!
I am also entering this card into a few challenges#
Die Cut Dreams - Winter Wonderland
High Hopes - Non Traditional Christmas
Paper Play - Favourite Embelishments, I used flowers and pin

Back to the card, the beautiful Sugar Nellie image was a RAk I got from Lorraine and I couldn't wait to colour her, isn't she beautiful? Of course I coloured her with Copics and used some Frosted Lace on the snowflakes. Papers are Stampin Up and Basic Grey. Flowers are a mix from my stash, pin and tulle is from Tabby Crafts. I also rubbed some of the stickles on the flowers with my finger to give them some sparkle. I really want some glimmer mists but the craft shop near me doesn't sell them :( Think I will have to do some shopping online soon.

Now the other day, I said I would be back later with a wallet I made for By the Cute and Girly, but I forgot lol, so here it is a few days late! It has been on the challenge blog since the first but as the challenge runs for a month, I wanted to space my cards/projects out on my own blog throughout the month. If you haven't entered yet, you still have loads of time to do so. the theme is "Autumn Glory" and you can make whatever you want. And of course there are some fab prizes up for grabs.
You may remember that me and my Daughter Rhianna made one of these a few weeks ago. They are so easy to make and only take 5 minutes to finish.I would probably never actually use this for anything but it was fun to make.
I first cut the wallet shape out of some cardstock then used 2 sheets of 6x6" K&Co papers to cover both the outside and inside. The acorn and letters are from Summer Driggs Fall digi set and a button from my stash.

And the inside
The tree is another element from Summer Driggs' set and the flowers are Primas. The tickets were stamped onto white card and then sponged them with some distress ink. The stamp was a freebie from a magazine.

Well that's it from me for now, becuase the kids are driving me up the wall!

Lora x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Digital Tuesday DT card

Ok I know I am a bit late with my card today, ok a lot late! but Chiara had me up all night and when I finally got to sleep, Rhianna woke me up so I went back to bed a few hours later and didn't get up till about 4pm!! I've missed half the day, but boy did I need that sleep. Chiara has had me up all night for a week and a half and I was walking around like a zombie lol.
Anyway on to the Digital Tuesday challenge, it's Lorraines first time to host and she set us a great challenge of "Things With Wings". You can use any digi image as long as it has wings. Sassy Studio Designs are sponsoring us this week and the winner will receive 4 of their fab digis. The DT also got a chance to use some of their images this week. I have used their Pretty Pixie image on my card.
No matter what I did with the ribbon on this card, when I scanned it, it went all wonly on me. i was straight before I scanned it but every time I put it in the scanner it moved. I gave up and unded up posting it as it is.
The papers are K&Co, flowers are a mix of Primas and the pink ones are from my stas. Brads are all papermania and the branches are from a Mcgill punch. Green ribbon is stampin up and the pink velvet one is Dovecraft. I coloured the image with Copics and used some glitter crystal lacquer on her wings which I won in a blog candy from my good friend and blogging buddy Lorraine. By the way did I mention she was hosting this weeks challenge and it was her first time hosting? Ok I think I did lol, I think you might have got the hint :)
So please join in with this weeks challenge. We all love seeing the numbers go up every week and I would love for us to have a big amount of entries on Lorraines hosting week. You can make anything you like and use any companies images or your own if your clever, unlike me, as long as you use a digi image and your creation is new. You can even combine it with other challenges if you like. Now come on how easy is that? and you can win 4 digi images as well as making me and the rest of the team happy girlies by joining in :)
Hope to see you there.

Hugs Lora x

Monday, 19 October 2009

Daisy May- I love You

It's the start of another week and another Cute Daisy May challenge. The challenge this week is "I Love You".
I decided to do a wedding card because I wouldn't use a "Love " card.

Papers are Stampin Up! The image is obviously a Cute Daisy May, flower is from Tabby Crafts, ribbon from my stash and everything else is from the wedding kit I won on the Sophisticats challenge.
Not much else to say about this card really. I coloured with Copics and used a Fiskars border punch.
Quick post today because I have lots of blog hopping to catch up on. I will be back in a bit with a wallet I made for By the Cute and Girly.

Lora x

Saturday, 17 October 2009

A box for a change

The challenge over at the Stampavie challenge blog is to make a box. Any kind of box as long as you use a Stampavie image on it.
I decided to make a long thin rectangle shape box. have no idea what I will put in it lol, but I'm sure it will come in handy for something.
I really must get a new camera soon because the one I have takes the worst pics ever! I took these photos outside and they still came out all blurry! You can still see how it looks though, just that my image is not blurry in real life.

The paper I used is from Stampin Up! The little rose I bought in the Works the other day and the other flower is from Tabby Crafts. Other bits are from my stash.
Here's anotehr rubbish pic because the one above was taken the wrong way round so you can't see where it opens.

And another pic showing how it opens. The inside is just lined with some more SU! paper, so I didn't bother taking a photo of it fully open.

I was going to look on the internet for a box template but I thought why not try make my own, so that's just what I did. I am actually quite surprised at how well it turned out lol.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Messy challenge card

I got some of my DT stuff done earlier so had time to make another challenge card.
This week is "Baby Loss Awareness Week", so over at Die Cut Dreams the challenge this week is "Babies Are Us". If you have been a follower of my blog for a while, you will know that I lost a baby in early pregnancy earlier this year. This was my second misscarriage after having my youngest Daughter Chiara so when I read about the challenge over at Die Cut Dreams, I knew I just had to join in.
I also followed the sketch from A Spoon Full Of Sugar.

I scanned this card because I can't take photos at night with my camera and it's went a weird colour and you can see the shadows under my image. I might try taking a pic in the morning and will replace this one.
I used one of my Messy Rabbit stamp sets which I haven't used for ages. they are so cute though aren't they? I really should use these little cuties more.
I stamped the bunny a few times and decoupaged him. You can't really see the dimention here but he has 3 layers. I used two layers on the other bits.
The papers are a mix and I have no idea where they are from except the blue one thats underneath everything which is from a Papermania pad.
Everything else is from my stash.

That's me done crafting for the night. Think I might have a cup of hot chocolate then go to bed. Thanks for stopping by.

Lora x

Simon Says Just Magnolia

Just as the title says, I have made a card for Simon Says and Just Magnolia challenges.
Over at Just Magnolia they want to see bright and zingy and Simon Says has a great sketch to follow.
I had a real hard time finding any bright and zingy papers in my stash because it's not the kind of colours I normally use but I finally found some 7 gypsies papers that I have had for ages. The paper is a little bit brighter IRL than they show up here though.
The Magnolia butterfly and Tilda are both images I got as RAKs a while ago. Some of my blogging friends have been really lovely and sent me some Magnolia's, WOJ's and Gorjuss Girls etc because I don't own any yet, but unfortunately most of them are stamped in Stazon and I now colour with Copics so it's really difficult to colour them without the ink running.
I got the butterfly from Bev and was great to colour but the ink on Tilda did start to bleed a bit so I couldn't really do much shading and blending. I think she looks ok though?
I used my scalloped circle nestie to cut out my image but for the mat, I drew around the same nestie and cut it out by hand so I had a thinner border instead of the thick border you get when you use the next size up. Although you can hardly see the border because the paper is just about the same colour as my base paper. So I drew around the mat with an orange pen just to define the border, then got carried away with doodling and drew stitching around...well everything really lol.
The orange flowers I have used are Primas and the lovely blue one is from Tabby Crafts.
Buttons were a rak from Stef and the lace was a tiny piece that I found in the bottom of my ribbon box which just fitted perfectly.
I'm not very keen on these colours, I much prefer pink or neutral colours but I kinda like the way this card has turned out. What do you think?

Well now that the card is done and dusted, I am off to get some DT stuff done, then will hopefully get some time tonight to do some blog hopping.

Lora x

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Digital Tuesday and By the Cute and Girly DT cards

Another Digital Tuesday Challenge and the theme our hostess Amy has picked this week is Boo! - Halloween! I love making Halloween cards but unfortunately where I live nobody sends Halloween cards so I have no use for them. I love Halloween and like getting the kids all dressed up in their cute little outfits and taking them trick or treating but we don't really take them around our neighbourhood because the neighbours are all grumpy and most of them don't even answer the door to the kids. All the kids in our neighbourhood come to my door because I always have loads of treats and I have a bit of fun with them. That's what it's all about right? I think I might make up some treat bags to give the kids who visit but I'd better get my bum in gear because I will need a lot!
On to the card then.
This photo as usual is pants and doesn't do my card justice but never mind. The papers I have used look really light here but in real life they are darker and look more black than grey.
The embossed paper at the top is out of a handmade paper pack and I have some of it in my blog candy give away. The dp is from Aries Crafts.
My cute image is "Emma The Cat" from Fred She Said (click on link and it will take you to all Tracey's Emma images, this one is at the bottom of the page). I just had to use this image after Rhianna getting her teeth out because it just reminds me of her lol.
the flowers I have used are a mix, I have used a Prima, some faux suede flowers which I also have in my blog candy and one of Rhianna's flowers that she got from Lorraine for her birthday. Sorry Lorraine, I just had to pinch one! I did give her some of mine in exchange for it though because she wasn't going to give me it lol. The purple buttons are papermania and the orange one was from stef (thanks hunni mwah). Finally ribbon is by Craft Works.

I also have another DT card to show that I made for By The Cute And Girly for this months "Autumn Glory" challenge.

The image is Sugar Nellie and was a rak from Jane. Paper is Basic Grey and the border is some handmade paper with the leaves in it. Flowers are Primas. Button and lace from my stash.
If you would like to join in with the challenge, you still have loads of time because it doesn't close till the end of the month. So come on girls lets see what you can do! Remember you can enter with a card, lay out, any other papercrafts, cross stitch, knitting, even a food dish as long as it fit's in with our Autumn theme, you can make anything you like, and you can enter as much times as you like with a different craft. If you haven't been over to check out the challenge yet, you just have to go see the DT's samples, there is loads of them and loads of different crafts too and if that's not enough to tempt you, we have 3 different prizes for 3 lucky people to win and they all are great prizes!
So what you waiting for? get your bum over there now!!
Actually before you go, you could scroll down to see my card for the Sugar Bowl that I made at about 2am this morning lol.

Lora x

Christmas at The Sugar Bowl

I couldn't sleep tonight so stayed up and made a card with Tiet's fab sketch at the Sugar Bowl.
I love sketches and you can always be sure of the girls over at the Sugar Bowl coming up with a great sketch, that combined with how much I love Sugar Nellie stamps makes it a challenge I don't like to miss.
The "please include" this week is Christmas or if you don't celebrate Christmas then make a Winter card. Well I LOVE Christmas so I had to make a Christmas card.

All the papers are Stampin Up and the sentiment is also SU! which I stamped then embossed with glittery embossing powder. I coloured my image with Copics and used some glitter glue on her wings and buttons but I ran out of Stickles which I normaly use so used cheap glitter glue I got in a set ages ago but the gliiter didn't show very well, so I sprinkled some white glitter over the top on her wings to give them more sparkle.
The flowers are Primas and I added a snowflake dimentional sticker (Anita's) and a pearl on each of them.
All the other little bits are from my stash.
Well I'm off to see if I can get to sleep! But I will be back in the morning with my Digital Tuesday DT card.
If you haven't entered my blog candy yet, you can get to it by clicking on the pic in my sidebar. I have added a few more bits since my comments are over 50 and I will add more for every 50 comments. I have a new pic so if you have already entered my candy and posted the old pic on your blog, could you please do me a big favour and swap the old pic for my new one, pretty please :) The old one looks a bit pants lol. It's still a rubbish pic but you can see a bit more of whats there now. And if you have entered amd not put any pic on your blog, please could you add one for me and help spread the word :)

Lora x

Monday, 12 October 2009

FSS Challenge and Cute Daisy May.

Before I start, I have to tell you this is a long post but please do read down to the bottom to get info about the FSS challenge because it is fab!
It the start of another week and a new challenge over at Cute Daisy May. The challenge this week is "Fairy Nuff" in other words, use a fairy on your card/project. Of course you can use any images you like but if you have any daisy's we would love to see them.
I finally got my card finished last night, I haven't been able to move for Rhianna since she got her teeth out, she is being a Mummy's girl and is stuck to me like glue just now, so the only time I have had to craft is with her and I end up not getting anything done then because she wants me to help her lol.
Anyway, here's what I finally came up with.
The papers are a mixture of Basic Grey, Fancy Pants and Crafts House. the flowers I think came from Lorraine a few months back (I have been hoarding them because I like them so much) and I stuck a tiny satin rose in the middle. The image of course is Dasiy May and is coloured with Copics I used some stickles on her wings. Everything else is from my stash.

Now I have something else to tell you about that I should of been posting about last week! But with me being ill and Rhiannas dentist trip, I have only just got back to normal.
Fred She Said has been celebrating World Cardmaking Day with a challenge. You can use any FSS product or freebie and all you have to do is make a card and enter using Mr Linky or you can even email Fred your card if you don't have a blog. You can find all the info you need here.
And the best bit is that Fred is offering a $25 CAD gift certificate for the Fred She Said Store and also a $25 USD gift certificate for How cool is that??
Now you only have till midnight tonight to enter so you better get your skates on. Told you I was a bit late in posting lol, but better late than never I say, well that's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it!.
Tracey has just added the cutest little puppy to her store in coloured and uncoloured versions.
Rosie is Tracey's new puppy and is the most adorable ball of fluff ever! I have made a card using Rosie but my grey/black Copics have ran out and I waiting for them to be delivered (hopefully today) so little black and white Rosie has had a makeover and is now brown. There is actually a brown coloured version of Rosie in the store and also and auburn one so I didn't do as bad as I thought lol.
I was going to use the coloured version but my ink in my printer is also running out and it printed the image dog out pink and the grass yellow so didn't think that was a good idea lol.
Here's my version of Rosie.

I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday for this one. This sketch was perfect for using up scraps of paper, and I have loads of those so I am pleased with myself for using some up. Ellie is also having her own challenge to use up scraps so I'm joining her with this card too. You can enter here . It is just for fun so no prizes but hopefully it will get some of you using up your scraps :) I did notice after I made it that I had to use punches so just as well I used some for my flowers and my sentiment.
I have used a mix of papers again all from my scrap box, this time Basic Grey, K&C and the paw prints ones are by the Paper Studio and are available at Aries Crafts.
Sentiment is Stampin Up and punched out with the SU! oval scallop punch, flowers punched with SU! 5 petal punch a and a Dovecraft punch.
I was going to use Rosie as she was on the card with the grass under her but my lovely Daughter has lost my guard for my cutter which holds the paper in place so every time I cut, the paper/card moves and it cuts squint, and that's what happened to Rosie and her grass got chopped off so I had to cut her out. Which would of been easy enough but my kids had 3 pairs of my scissors yesterday (1 pair each) and decided that they wouldn't put them back but instead they would put them where I can't find them!! So I had to use a knife to cut out my doggie and her flower. So basically this card was a disaster from start to finish but I still think this little doggie is the cutest, don't you?
Well I am off on a scissor hunt! You never know I might find the guard for my cutter too. Don't know how she managed to get that lost because it's not exactly little, it's A3 size!
I should be back later today with another card if I find something to cut with! And maybe a quick pic of some extra bits for my blog candy if I can get my camera to play ball.

Lora x

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Finally a card!

I have been really ill this last week so haven't made any cards for over a week. I missed all my DT cards for this week and also had some other cards I had to make but none of them got done because I couldn't stop being sick for days.
Anyway I am feeling a whole lot beter now and couldn't wait to get crafting today.
I followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and made a Christmas card. I really must get started on them properly because I have so much to make for family and friends, not to mention all the ones I have to make for the school fayre and to put in the staff room at the school for the teachers to buy. I normally get a lot of orders through the girls school so I should really have loads done by now, but one is a start I suppose lol.
I used some more of the Christmas papers by Crafts House and an image I got as a RAK, isn't it just the sweetest? I left the colouring on my little angels really light and used white glitter on their halos and wings. You can't see the glitter here but maybe you will be able to see it if you click the pic. I used my scalloped circle nesties to cut the circle and finished off with a some ribbon from my stash and few Anita's foil dimention stickers. It doesn't really show on this pic but just the middle of the snoflakes stick to the paper so you can curl up the rest for dimention but of course mine look as flat as pancakes because I scanned the card lol.

I have missed blogging so much and have really missed visiting you all :( So I think a big blog hopping session is on the cards for me later on today :) I also have top take some pics of some bits and pieces I got for my blog candy, so will hopefully get that on here today too.
I won't be around tomorrow because I have the hospital with Rhianna to get teeth out.
She has had severe toothache for a few days and I had to take her to an assesment yesterday to see if they would remove the teeth or not and as she was in loads of pain, the dentist who was really lovely to us, phoned the hospital to see if she could get an appointment sooner than the normal 2 weeks waiting time. I couldn't believe when the hospital phoned this morning to say they had a space for her at 10am tomorrow! I am really impressed with how quick they were for a change. I'm really glad that she is getting the teeth out but at the same time I'm so nervous! She will be put to sleep and they want to take out 10 or 11 teeth! She has two next to each other at the back which have a hole in the middle of them and that's what has been giving her so much pain and 2 others that they could just fill but they said they are just as well taking them out while she is getting the others done, but the others that they are taking out are to make room for her adult teeth. So don't think Rhianna will be a happy bunny tomorrow :(
Wish us luck!

Lora x

Thursday, 1 October 2009

By The Cute And Girly- The first challenge is here!!

It's the first of the month and that means the start of a brand new challenge blog!!
By The Cute And Girly

It's a monthly challenge that you can enter with any craft you like and we have 3 different prizes (which are all great by the way), so more chances for you to win :)
The theme for our first month is Autumn Glory, and the DT have an amazing line up for you. We have 12 DT members who haev each done more then 1 sample (some even 4 or 5!) so plenty of inspiration for you.
Also we have links to tutorials so you can see how some of the DT projects were made and also a list of links to freebies we think you might like.
So let your imagination run wild and show us what you can do.

Here's one of my cards that I made for this months challemge. I will be showing my other creations throughout the month.

I got the gorgeous Sugar Nellie image in a RAK from Jane and coloured with my usual Copics. Papers are from a K&Co pad and the flowers are Primas and I have added a dot of stickles in the centre of each one. The branches are done with a Mcgill punch.

Now I really have to run to get up to the kids school because Thursday is the day I help out up there, so that's it from me for now.
Please go check out the challenge blog, I promise you will be blown away with the amount of effort all the girls have put in to give you loads of eye candy!

Lora xx