Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Sugar Bowl

Sorry I haven't been blogging this week, I have tonsillitis so just haven't been able to sit at the computer for more than a few minutes because my head is really sore and my vision goes all blurry. I am feeling a little better today though. My head and joints are not so sore although my throat is still in agony and I can hardly swallow.
Anyway I thought since I was fellling a little better, I would post my card that I made the other day for The Sugar Bowl. As always there is a fab sketch which is from Judy this time and the "please include" this week is Thankfulness.
So here's what I came up with.

I coloured Daisy with Copics as usual, the papers are a mix of Cosmo Cricket, K&Co and I'm not sure about the orange bit and the base paper. The woman at the craft shop told me they were Magenta but I think they may be K&Co, anybody know? Both pieces are actually from the same sheet, the orange is the reverse.
I normally try to use papers from the same collection or at least the same make but most of these bits were scraps so I didn't have enough from one collection to make a whole card so I had to mix and match. I think they all look ok together though?
I distressed all the edges with my scissors, then inked them with dried marigold distress ink, except the images and the nestie square which I just inked. I don't actually have that nesties but Heather sent me some cut out ones in white which I really wanted to use but I didn't want to use white, so I just drew round it and cut it out from dp. I did the same with the circle for the image as I don't have anything to cut out circles that size. I'm quite impressed with myself because they don't look too wonky for being hand cut lol.

Papers: Cosmo Cricket, K&Co and ??
Image: Sugar Nellies Daisy. Sentiment: SU! Oval All
Embelies: Flowers are Prima and Tabby Crafts (I inked a white one from Tabby crafts to match), spacers, pin which you can hardly see because it is clear, and lace are all from my stash
Tools: Su! scalloped oval punch, Copic markers

Well hopefully I will be able to visit some of you today, headache permitting!! I have really missed my daily bloghopping and can't wait to see what you have all been up to.
If anyone has a magic wand they could wave to make me feel better, then please feel free to wave it in my direction :)
Thanks for stopping by.

Lora x


Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Lora and love the design and detail, the colours are beautiful. Hope your feeling better soon.
Hugs Linda

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the soft pastel colours!! fab card, love it!!

sandra said...

Lora,this is so beautiful!
I love soft colors!
And the image is so pretty!
Perfect combination of papers!

Carole RB said...

Hi Lora
Fabulous card. I hope you'll be feeling better soon!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i'm glad you're feeling a bit better. tomorrow will be better. your card is gorgeous - but of course!


Kathy said...

GOrgeous card!! I love this sweet image and the colors that you have used are fabulous!!
Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge with us!

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Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lora! :) great coloring too!

craftykitten said...

Hi Lora,
So glad you're feeing better. Sorry this comment is a little later than I planned. I love this card, that image is gorgeous and your colours are beautiful.
Dawn xx